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LLYWELYN FYCHAN ap LLYWELYN ab OWAIN FYCHAN (d. c. 1277 ), lord of Mechain .

He and his brothers, Maredudd and Owain , succeeded their father as joint lords of Mechain sometime before 1241 . Though his adherence to the cause of Gwynedd was an uncertain factor in the early years of Dafydd II , he was among the latter's supporters in 1245 , and later was prominent among the native vassal magnates of Llywelyn II . He d. before 1277 , for in that year his share in Mechain had passed to his sons, Gruffydd and Maredudd .


  • A History of Wales: from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest ;
  • Collections Historical and Archaeological relating to Montgomeryshire , i, 197-203.


Professor Thomas Jones Pierce, M.A., F.S.A., (1905-1964), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959