John ap Maredudd Eifionydd
Maurice ap John ap Maredudd of Llanvroden, Merioneth


Family Links

1. Angharad verch Ellis ap Griffith ap Einion

Maurice ap John ap Maredudd of Llanvroden, Merioneth 1 2

  • Marriage (1): Angharad verch Ellis ap Griffith ap Einion

   Other names for Maurice were Morris ap John ap Meredith and Morris ap John ap Meredydd.

  Research Notes:

From Welsh Biography Online (
MAUR-OWE-1450.html) :

"MORRIS (or MAURICE), eldest son of JOHN AP MEREDYDD, Eifionydd, m. Angharad, daughter of Ellis ap Griffith ab Einion, and had by her eight children, amongst whom were (a) William Lloyd ap Maurice, ancestor of the Lloyd family of Rhiwedog, near Bala (q.v.) ; (b) Ellis ap Maurice (below); (c) Margaret, wife of Meredydd ab Ievan ap Robert, Gwydir , and (d) Ellen, wife of John Wynn ap Meredydd Gwydir , sheriff of Caernarvonshire, 1544-5. The first wife of ELLIS AP MAURICE (d. 1571, aged 78 - he is often named Elisa or Eliza Morris) was Catherine, daughter of Piers Stanley, who was sheriff of Merioneth from 1485 until 1509. Catherine became the mother of MAURICE AB ELLIS (d. 18 Oct. 1575 at the age of 58). By his second wife, Jonet, daughter of Sir James Owen, Pentre Evan, Pembs., Ellis ap Maurice was the father of (a) James Maurice (living in 1595), rector of Llandwrog, Caerns., and Llanfwrog, Denbs., and chancellor of Peterborough; (b) a daughter, Catherine, who m. Robert Wynn ap John, Glyn (Cywarch), Merioneth , and (c) Mary, the wife of Morris ap Robert, Llangedwyn.

The eldest son of Maurice ap Ellis and his wife (Ellen, daughter of Sir John Puleston ) was Sir William Maurice (1542-1622) (q.v.) , whom., as his first wife, Margaret, daughter of John Wynn Lacon, Porkington (now called Brogyntyn) and Llanddyn, and one of the children of this marriage was captain ELLIS MAURICE (1568-?), who fought for queen Elizabeth in Ireland; the heiress of Ellis Maurice was Margaret, who m. (1) John Jones, Wern, Penmorfa - see Wynn family of Peniarth ; and (2) Ellis Anwyl, Parkie, Caerns."

Maurice married Angharad verch Ellis ap Griffith ap Einion, daughter of Ellis ap Griffith ap Einion and Unknown.


1 Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, Dictionary of Welsh Biography (National Library of Wales. 2007. Welsh Biography Online. <> ), "Maurice and Owen families" <>.

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