Gwladus Ddu, Princess of North Wales

Female 1206 - 1251  (45 years)


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  • Name Gwladus Ddu 
    Suffix Princess of North Wales 
    Born 1206  Caernarvonshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Residence London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Also Known As Gwladus ferch Llywelyn  [3
    Died ~1251  Windsor, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Person ID I46813  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2019 

    Father Llywelyn The Great,   b. 1173, Aberffraw Castle, Gwynedd, Anglesey, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1240, Aberconwy Abbey, Conwy, Conwy County, North Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Joan Plantagenet, Lady of Wales,   b. ~ 1191, (France) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1237  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 23 Mar 1204  [1, 2, 5
    Residence (Family) Gwynedd, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F17163  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Reginald de Braose, Knight,   b. 1162, (Bramber, West Sussex, England) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. BY 1228  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 1215 
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2022 
    Family ID F17188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ralph de Mortimer, Knight,   b. Bef 1198, Wigmore Castle, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Aug 1246  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married 1228  [1
    Children 
     1. Roger Mortimer, Knight, 1st Baron Mortimer,   b. 1231, Cwmaron Castle, Radnorshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1282, Kingsland, Herefordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2022 
    Family ID F17164  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1206 - Caernarvonshire, Wales Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - London, Middlesex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - ~1251 - Windsor, Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Gwladus Ddu, ("Gwladus the Dark"), full name Gwladus ferch Llywelyn (died 1251) was a Welsh noblewoman who was a daughter of Llywelyn the Great of Gwynedd and married two Marcher lords.

      Sources differ as to whether Gwladus was Llywelyn's legitimate daughter by his wife Joan or an illegitimate daughter by Tangwystl Goch. Some sources[who?] say that Joan gave her lands to Gwladus, which suggests, but does not prove, the former. Gwladus is recorded in Brut y Tywysogion as having died at Windsor in 1251.

      Marriage

      She married firstly, Reginald de Braose, Lord of Brecon and Abergavenny in about 1215, but they are not known to have had a daughter Matilda de Braose. After Reginald's death in 1228 she was probably the sister recorded as accompanying Dafydd ap Llywelyn to London in 1229.
      She married secondly, Ralph de Mortimer of Wigmore about 1230. Ralph died in 1246, and their son, Roger de Mortimer, inherited the lordship.

      Issue

      Roger Mortimer, 1st Baron Mortimer, in 1247, married Maud de Braose, by whom he had seven children.
      Hugh de Mortimer
      John de Mortimer
      Peter de Mortimer

      References

      Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700 by Frederick Lewis Weis; Lines 132-C-29, 176B-28
      John Edward Lloyd (1911) A history of Wales from the earliest times to the Edwardian conquest (Longmans, Green & Co.) [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S10037] "Joan, Lady of Wales" biography, accessed & downloaded Monday, November 25th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https://en.wik.

    2. [S10060] "Llywelyn the Great" biography, accessed & downloaded Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https://en.wik.

    3. [S10063] "Gwladus Ddu" biography, accessed & downloaded Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 by David A. Hennessee, https://en.wikiped.

    4. [S11448] "Domhnall I, Earl of Mar", biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domhnall_I,_Earl_of_Mar, retrieved, recorded & uploa.

    5. [S13817] "Llywelyn ap Iorwerth (1173 - 1240)", Biography, Ancestors & Descendants, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Ap_Iorwerth-26,.