Meurig ab Ithel

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This is a Welsh name. It means Meurig son of Ithel.

Meurig ab Ithel or Idwal was an 8th-century king of part of Glywysing in southern Wales.

Meurig's father Ithel ap Morgan had been in sole possession of both Gwent and Glywysing (i.e., Morgannwg), but at his death divided his realm among his four sons. Rhodri, Rhys, and Meurig apparently received parts of Glywysing and Ffernfail received Gwent.[1]

Lloyd notes that Glywysing at this time is "involved in much obscurity".[1] It was eventually united by the line of Meurig's brother Rhys in the time of King Hywel or his sons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Lloyd, John E. A History of Wales from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest, Vol. 1, p. 274–5. Longmans, Green, & Co. (London), 1911. Accessed 22 Feb 2013.