Goronwy ab Ednyfed

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Goronwy ab Ednyfed (c. 1205 - 17 October 1268) was senechal to Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Kingdom of Gwynedd between 1246 and 1256. He was the founder of the Tudor family of Penmynydd:

From Goronwy ab Ednyfed (d. 1268) were descended the "Tudors of Penmynydd". His son, Tudur (d. 1311), and grandson GORONWY AP (d. 1331), appear to have been members of that Welsh official class of which their kinsmen, Sir Gruffydd Llwyd (q.v.) and Rhys ap Gruffydd (d. 1356 ) (q.v.), were outstanding members.[1]

His father was Ednyfed Fychan (died 1246), senechal to Llywelyn the Great, Prince of Wales; his mother, Gwenllian, was daughter of Rhys ap Gruffydd (Lord Rhys). It is known that he inherited land in: Anglesey, Arllechwedd and Ceredigion.

Ednyfed Fychan
d. 1246
Goronwy ab Ednyfed
d. 1268
Tudur Hen
(also known as Tudur ap Goronwy)
d. 1311
Tomos ap Llewelyn
Goronwy ap Tudur Hen
d. 1331
Elen ferch Tomos
(mother of Owain Glyndŵr)
Marged ferch Tomos
Tudur ap Goronwy
d. 1367
Goronwy ap Tudur
Edynfed ap Tudur
Maredudd ap Tudur
Rhys ap Tudur
d. 1409
Gwilym ap Tudur
d. 1413
Owen Tudor
(Owain Tudur)
Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond
d. 1456
Jasper Tudor
Henry VII of England
d. 1509


  1. ^ [From Goronwy ab Ednyfed (d. 1268 ) were descended the 'Tudors of Penmynydd': Professor Glyn Roberts, M.A., (1904-1962), Bangor. National Library of Wales Website