Gruffudd Fychan II

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Gruffudd Fychan II was Lord of Glyndyfrdwy and Lord of Cynllaith Owain c.1330–1369. As such, he had a claim to be hereditary prince of Powys Fadog.


The epithet 'Fychan' implies that his father was also called Gruffudd. However certain genealogical tables convey conflicting data. It has been thought that he was the son of Madog Crypl who died in 1304. However, for him to inherit the succession and hold it until 1369 seems unlikely. Other tables suggest his father was Gruffudd ap Madog Fychan, a son of Madog Fychan.[citation needed]

Most probably, he was the grandson of Madog Crypl, whose son Gruffudd was aged about six at his father's death, but already married. Gruffudd was still alive in 1343.[1]

Marriage and childrenEdit

Gruffudd Fychan II was married to Elen, daughter of Thomas ap Llywelyn lord of half of the commote of Is Coed and of quarter of Gwynionydd, both in Ceredigion.[2] They had issue:


He was buried at the Church of St. Asaph & St Cyndeyrn in Llanasa where the remains of his tomb can be seen today.


  1. ^ J. E. Lloyd, Owen Glendower: Owen Glyn Dŵr (Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1931), 9-15.
  2. ^ Lloyd, 16-17