Dictionary of Welsh Biography



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THOMAS ap RHODRI or THOMAS ROTHERY ( c. 1295 - 1363 ), nephew of LLYWELYN AP (q.v.) ; son of Rhodri ap Gruffydd (q.v.) by one Catherine . He succeeded to his father's estates in 1315 . He eventually parted with most of the Cheshire estate and resided on his Tatsfield manor in Surrey . Later he acquired the manor of Bidfield in Gloucestershire and that of Dinas in Mechain Iscoed , thus establishing a new territorial stake in Wales . That he had a wider interest in the land of his forbears than his life as an English country gentleman would at first suggest is shown by the unsuccessful claim which he made to the lordship at Llŷn as heir to his uncle Owain Goch . His son was Owain ap Thomas ap Rhodri , or Owain Lawgoch (q.v.) .

Bibliography:

  • The Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion , 1899-1900 , 37-51.

Author:

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