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MAELGWN ab OWAIN GWYNEDD (d. after 1173 ),

son of Owain Gwynedd by Gwladus , daughter of Llywarch ap Trahaearn , uterine brother of Iorwerth Drwyndwn (q.v.) , and uncle of Llywelyn ap Iorwerth . In the partition of his father's dominions he received Anglesey , but was driven out of the island in 1173 by his half-brother, Dafydd . He fled to Ireland , returned later in the year, and was made a prisoner. His subsequent fate is unknown.


  • A History of Wales: from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest


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

Published date: 1959