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Cynan ab Iago

Cynan ab Iago

Male Abt 1015 - 1060  (~ 45 years)

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  • Name Cynan ab Iago 
    Born Abt 1015 
    Gender Male 
    History Cynan was the son of Iago ab Idwal ap Meurig, king of Gwynedd. He was forced to flee to Ireland when his father was killed in 1039 and replaced by Llywelyn ap Seisyll\'s son Gruffydd ap Llywelyn. Cynan took refuge at the Danish settlement of Dublin, and there he married Radnailt of Dublin, daughter of Amlaib mac Sitric, heir of Dublin, son of Sitric of the Silken Beard, (Norse) king of Dublin and a member of the Hiberno-Norse dynasty. Radnailt, whose mother was Máelcorse ingen Dúnlaing, appears in the list of the fair women of Ireland in the Book of Leinster. She was a descendant of Brian Bóruma mac Cennétig, king of Ireland.

    Cynan may have died fairly soon after the birth of their son Gruffydd ap Cynan, for the near-contemporary biography of Gruffydd details Cynan\'s ancestry but does not refer to him in its account of Gruffydd\'s youth; it describes Gruffydd\'s mother telling him who his father was and what patrimony he could claim. Gruffydd ap Llywelyn was killed in 1063, by his own men according to _Brut y Tywysogion._ However the Ulster Chronicle states that it was Cynan ap Iago who killed him, which would indicate that Cynan died on or after 1063.

    Cynan\'s claim to the throne of Gwynedd was passed on to his son. When Gruffydd first appeared on the scene in Wales the Welsh annals several times refer to him as \'grandson of Iago\' rather than the more usual \'son of Cynan\', indicating that his father was little known in Wales.  [1
    Died 1060 
    Person ID I2782  Ellie Wood Keith
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2018 

    Father Iago ab Idwal ap Meurig, King of Gwynedd 1033-1039,   b. Abt 990,   d. 1039, murdered Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Relationship putative 
    Relationship putative 
    Family ID F1829  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Radnaillt of Dublin 
    Children 
    +1. Gruffydd ap Cynan, King of Gwynedd 616-625,   b. Abt 1055, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1137  (Age ~ 82 years)  [putative]
    Last Modified 1 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F1814  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S64] Genealogics, Leo Van de Pas, http://www.genealogics.org/getperson.php?personID=I00140283&tree=LEO.