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OWAIN BROGYNTYN ( fl. 1160-1188 ), prince of Powys .

He was a natural son of Madog ap Maredudd (q.v.) , the last king of Powys . Brought up at Porkington , near Oswestry ( Madog held the lordship of Oswestry from 1149 to 1157 ), a township known among the Welsh as Brogyntyn , he appears to have continued on very good terms with Henry II after his father's death in 1160 , for he is recorded as being a royal pensioner as late as 1169 . He was still alive in 1188 holding lands in Edeirnion and Dinmael where his descendants are found in occupation until well after the Edwardian conquest . He left three sons, Bleddyn , Iorwerth , and Gruffydd , by Margaret , daughter of Einion ap Seisyll of Mathafarn .


  • A History of Wales: from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest ;
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


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

Published date: 1959