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Aedd Mawr. King of Cornwall. (Mawr means “great” or “elder”). The name may be Irish, where aed means "fire". (S11).
"Aedd" is just an abreviation of his name, the full not being known. (S9).
Some webpages (S12) equate his name with Edward the Great, but provide no basis for this designation.
aka Aet Maur the Cambrian. (S10).
He is said to be the son of ANTONIUS ap Seisyll, King of Cornwall, who lived about 1300 B.C. (S4,S13). The problem is that Aedd Mawr, the subject of this study, lived about 300 BC. This leaves a thousand year gap to Antonius ap Seisyll.
He is sometimes (S13) equated with Addedomarus, king of the Trinovantes, known from numismatic evidence, who took power about 20-15 BC, and moved the tribe's capital to Camulodunum. Addedomarus appears in later, post-Roman and medieval British Celtic genealogies and legends as Aedd Mawr. The Welsh Triads recall Aedd Mawr as one of the founders of Britain. (S6). The problem with this is that Aedd Mawr apparently lived about 300 BC, whereas Addedomarus lived about 20 BC. Another possible argument against a relationship to Addedomarus, is that Addedomarus and his people were from the east coast of England, and Aedd Mawr, as King of Cornwall, was from the southwest coast.
In a medieval genealogical tract Aedd "Mawr" is called the son of Anthun, which is the British spelling of "Anthony", thus, it has been conjectured that Aedd Mawr was the "barbarian king" whom Antonia, daughter of Mark Anthony [the Roman general & triumvir, who supposedly also campaigned in Britain] divorced to marry an "eastern king" [Pytho of Tralles]. The gloss in the tract where the first-century BC figure Anthun is called the son of "Seiriol [Seisyllt] ap Gurgust", who appears as a sixth-century AD British figure in the "Gwyr-y-Gogledd Genealogy" is an error made by a medieval genealogist who must have been attempting to reconcile various genealogical data. It appears that Aedd "Mawr" re-married, for the name of his wife in legend is Caer, which is similar in spelling to Cesair, one of three in Celtic Mythology who bore that name. It is upon this basis that she is identified with Caesara, the supposed natural daughter of Julius Caesar and the British Queen Cordelia. (S7).
In some Welsh king lists based on Geoffrey of Monmouth's Historia Regum Brittaniae, Aedd Mawr and Prydein are inserted in place of Geoffrey's Kinmarc, Gorboduc, and Porrex. The scholar Richard Vaughan left a note which refers to Aedd Mawr, Prince of Cornwall, and his son Prydein, who subdued the entire island which took its name from him. Vaughn places this conquest after the death of Porrex. The notice appears in Bromwich (Bromwich, Rachel. 2006. Trioedd Ynys Prydein. p. 484). (S8).
In summary, the best we can say is that Aedd Mawr is perhaps a Descendant of ANTONIUS ap Seisyll.
CHILDREN of Aedd Mawr:
- [S1]. ancestry.com
- [S2]. http://www.mathematical.com/aedmawr.html
- [S3]. From Dust We Came... http://kykinfolks.tripod.com/fromdust/fromdust.htm.
- [S4]. The official website of Alynia H. Rule. http://www.ancuairt.org/genealogy/aeddmawr.htm#60.
- [S5]. DESCENT FROM AEDD MAWR THROUGH MALCOLM III CAENMORE OF SCOTLAND. http://www.ancuairt.org/genealogy/aeddmawr.htm.
- [S6]. Trinovantes. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinovantes.
- [S7]. Aedd Mawr Pedigree. post to Google Groups Forum by
[S8]. Britain. Quondam et Futurus. Fandom, Powered by Wikia. kingarthur.wiki.com/wiki/Britain.
- [S9]. Aedd Mawr, duke of Cornwall. Geni. https://www.geni.com/people/Aedd-Mawr-duke-of-Cornwall/6000000000424695617.
- [S10]. Aedd MAWR (King/Duke) of CORNWALL http://fabpedigree.com/s000/f551680.htm.
- [S11]. Aedd Mawr. Jones's Celtic Encyclopedia. http://www.maryjones.us/jce/aeddmawr.html.
- [S12]. Plantagenet-Ancient Kings of Britain. The Guthrie, McCoy, Misson & Showalter Familieshttps://ancestralpaths.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/plantagenet-ancient-kings-of-britain/
- [S13]. Aedd Mawr. A Welsh Classical Dictionary. https://www.library.wales/fileadmin/fileadmin/docs_gwefan/casgliadau/Drych_Digidol/Deunydd_print/Welsh_Classical_Dictionary/02_A-B.pdf.
ANCESTORS OF AED MAWR:
Adam (4001BC-3071BC) and Eve
Enoch (3379BC-2948BC) taken up by God (Gen5:24)
Methuselah (3314BC-2345BC) "Methuselah" can be translated "when he dies it comes".
The Flood (2345BC-2344BC)
Tower of Babel – Dispersion of Nations 2230BC
Abraham (2052BC-1846BC) and Sarah
Isaac (1893BC-1713BC) and Rebekah
Jacob (1833BC-1686BC) and Leah
Israel goes to Egypt (1763BC)
Judah and Tamar
Zerah (Zehrah Zarah Zare) and Electra the Pleiade
Dardanus (Dara) (c1519-?), King of Acadia, and Batea of Teucri
Erichthonius (c1486BC-c1366BC), King of Acadia, and Astyoche of Acadia
Troas (c1337BC-c1281BC), King of Dardania, and Callirhoe Ilium
Assaracus (c1280BC-1170BC), King of Dardania, and Hieromneme
Capys (c1250BC-?), King of Dardania, and Themiste of Troy
Anchises (c1230BC-?), King of Dardania, and Fetjuir
Aeneas (c1210BC-c1150BC), King of Latium, and Creusa (Cassandra) of Troy
Iulus Ascanius ap Aeneas (c1190-c1137BC), founder & 1st King of Alba Longa, and Roma
Sylvius ap Iulus (Hisicion) (c1170-?)
Brutus of the Britons and of Latium, and Ignoge of Greece
Camber ap Brutus, King of Cambria & Cornwall
Gorbonian ap Camber, King of Cambria & Cornwall
Dyfynwal Hen, King of Cambria & Cornwall
Cyngen ap Dyfynwal, Duke/King of Cambria & Cornwall
Asser ap Cyngen, Duke/King of Cambria & Cornwall
Bleiddud ap Asser, Duke/King of Cambria & Cornwall
Henwyn ap Bleiddud, Duke/King of Cambria & Cornwall
Cunedda ap Henwyn, King in Britain (? - 772? BC)
Rhiwallon ap Cunedda, King in Britain
Gwrwst, ap Rhiwallon (? - 735? BC), King in Britain
Seisyll ap Gwrwst (Sisillius I), King in Britain
Antonius ap Seisyll
HOW ARE WE RELATED:
Aedd Mawr (living c300BC-?)
Prydain ap Aedd (c300BC-?)
Dynfarth ap Prydain (c260BC-?)
Crydon ap Dynfarth (c230BC-?)
Cerwyd ap Crydon (c200BC-?)
Eneid ap Cerwyd (170BC-112BC)
Manogan ap Eneid (c135BC-72BC)
Beli Mawr (c110BC-c72BC)
Affleth ap Beli Mawr (c80BC-?)
Enddolen ap Afallach (c20AD-?)
Endos ap Enddolen (c50AD-?)
Enied ap Endos (c80AD-?)
Endeyrn ap Enied (c110AD-?)
Endicant ap Endeyrn (c140AD-?)
Deheuwaint ap Endicant (c170AD-?)
Rydeyrn ap Deheuwaint (c200AD-?)
Gwrtheyrn ap Rydeyrn (c230-?)
Cyndeyrn ap Gwrtheyrn (c260-?)
Rhuddfedel Frych ap Cyndeyrn (c290-?)
Brydw ap Rhuddfedel Frych (c320-?)
Pasgen ap Brydw (c350-?)
Cadell Ddyrnllwg ap Pasgen (c380-?)
Pasgen ap Cadell Ddyrnllwg (c420-?)
Mawn ap Pasgen (c450-?)
Cyngen ap Mawn (c480-?)
Brochwel Ysgithrog ap Cyngen (c520-?).
Cynan ap Brochwel Ysgithrog. (c550-?)
Cadell ap Cynan. (c580AD-c616AD)
Gwnfyw Frych ap Cadell (c600-?)
Gywnnan ap Gwnfyw Frych (c620-?)
Gwriawn ap Gywnnan. (c660-?)
Byordderch ap Gwriawn (c690-?)
Bywyn ap Byordderch (c720-?)
Gwaethgar Gwaeddgar ap Bywyn. (c755-?)
Gwrgant ap Gwaeddgar. (c790-?)
Cadfarch ap Gwrgant. (c820-?)
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Rhiwallon ap Dyngad. (c965-1040)
Caragdog ap Rhiwallon. (c1000-?)
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Pyll ap Breichiol (c1060-?).
Meurig ap Pyll (c1095-?).
Caradog of Penrhos. (Caradog ap Meurig) (c1125-?).
Iorwerth ap Caradog (c1150-?) and Alis ferch Bleddyn.
Adam Gwent (Adam ap Iorwerth) (c1190-)
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Robert Adams (1550-1602) and Elizabeth Sharlon
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