Gruffydd Maelor I
Gruffydd Maelor (died 1191) was Prince of Powys Fadog in Wales.
He is known as Gruffydd Maelor I to distinguish him from his grandson, Gruffydd Maelor II (died 1269).
Gruffydd received Maelor (also known as Bromfield) and Iâl (also known as Yale), as his allotted portion of Powys. He later added Nanheudwy, Cynllaith Owain and Mochnant Is Rhaeadr after the death of his half-brother Owain Fychan in 1187.
Unification of northern Powys
His inherited and acquired lands in effect unified and reunited most of northern Powys forming what became known as Powys Fadog after it was inherited by his son.
Death & Issue
He died in 1191, leaving issue:
- Madog, who succeeded his father.
- Owen, joint ruler with his brother, died 1197.
References & Sources
- Prof. T Jones Pierce MA FSA, The History of Wales (Aberystwyth)
- Lloyd, History of Wales
Madog ap Maredudd
|Prince of Powys Fadog
at times with brothers or nephews
Madog ap Gruffydd Maelor