Rhys "Ddu" ap Hywel

Brief Life History of Rhys "Ddu" ap

When Rhys "Ddu" ap Hywel was born about 1402, in Wales, his father, Hywel ap Morgan, was 29 and his mother, Elen ferch Thomas, was 24. He married Angharad ferch Gruffudd about 1446, in Ystradfellte, Breconshire, Wales. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Rhys "Ddu" ap Hywel
1402–
Angharad ferch Gruffudd
1406–
Marriage: about 1446
Elen ferch Rhys
1424–
Margred ferch Rhys
1430–
Morgan ap Rhys
1448–

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    Name Meaning

    A Welsh name. Some write the name Hoel, which they render 'lordly;' if so, it may come from huail, a vice-regent, regent. Arthur derives the surname Howell from Corn. -Brit, houl, the sun; and he adds, high, exalted.' But Hywel is rather from hywel, conspicuous.

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