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MORGAN MWYNFAWR ( DWB , 639).

Read Onbraus (not ‘Onbrans’).

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MORGAN MWYNFAWR ( fl. 730 ), ‘ the Benefactor ’, or MORGAN ab ATHRWYS , king of Morgannwg ,

from whom the old kingdom of Glamorgan , embracing Glywysing and Gwent , probably took its name. He was the grandson and no doubt the successor of king Meurig ap Tewdrig , the reputed husband of Onbrans , daughter of Gwrgant Mawr , last king of Erging ( S. Herefordshire ). Morgan 's realm actually extended beyond the Wye into part of Erging , and westwards as far as the Towy . He was succeeded by his son Ithel .

Sources:

  • A History of Wales from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest ;
  • Liber Landavensis. The Text of the Book of Llan Dâv , 1893 .

Author:

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

Published date: 2001