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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Goronwy ab Ednyfed (c. 1205 - 17 October 1268)

17th October
Goronwy ab Ednyfed (c. 1205 - 17 October 1268) was seneschal to Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, between 1246 and 1256.
As seneschal, he was in charge of domestic arrangements and the administration of servants and held his lands in Wales free from all dues and services other than military service in time of war.
Goronwy's father was Ednyfed Fychan, senechal to Llywelyn the Great and later his son Dafydd ap Llywelyn and his mother, Gwenllian, was daughter of Rhys ap Gruffydd (Lord Rhys). Goronwy's brother Tudur, a leading adviser of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, succeeded him as seneschal to Llywelyn until his death in 1278. He was a direct ancestor of Henry Tudor (King Henry VII of England) and his great grandson also Goronwy was an uncle by marriage of Owain Glyndwr.

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