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Cynan ap Brochwel Ysgithrog

Cynan ap Brochwel Ysgithrog. Cynan Garwin (white shaft) ap Brochwel Ysgithrog. (S6).
Born about 545 (S6); son of Brochwel Ysgithrog ap Cyngen. (S6).

Wolcott says:
Lest it be thought that we look to ABT 9b as nearly perfect sans the omission of Cyndeyrn, that pedigree connects the ancestors of Tudor Trevor directly to Cadell Ddyrnllwg and ignores about 200 years missing from the timeline. The Cadell in this pedigree probably is the later "King Cadell" who fell at the Battle of Chester, or "ap Cynan ap Brochwel Ysgithrog ap Cyngen ap Mawn ap Pasgen ap Cadell Ddyrnllwg". (S4).

He became king of Powys after the death of his brother Iago. His wife is not cited, so we don't know if Iago's widow managed to marry him after Tyssilio spurned her advances. Cynan had 6 sons and a daughter. (S6).


CHILDREN of Cynan ap Brochwel Ysgithrog:
  1. Cadell ap Cynan. (Cadell ap Cynan Garwin-S6).
  2. Selyf ap Cynan Garwin ap Brochwel Ysgithrog. Born about 575. Called "battle snake". He followed his father as king of Powys and was killed in 616 at the Battle of Chester, when the Saxon king Aethelfrid attacked the Welsh. The Saxon victory drove a wedge between the Celts in Wales and their kinsmen in north Britain, there no longer being a safe land route which connected them. (S6).
  3. Eiludd ap Cynan Garwin ap Brochwel Ysgithrog. Born about 585. He was named King of Powys when his brothers were killed at the Battle of Chester in 616. (S6).
  4. St Bueno ap Cynan Garwin. Born about 575. While his ancestry isn't cited, everything said of him in Buchedd Beuno places him in the Powys Royal Family. He traveled to Gwynedd where his sister was wife of King Cadfan, obtained a grant of land at Clynnog in Lleyn and there he built his church. His Vita confuses him with the earlier St. Beuno of Hollywell in Flintshire, speaking of both men as if they were identical. That earlier St. Bueno of Hollywell was born about 515, and was the son of Bugi ap Gwyynlliw. (S6).
  5. Cyndrwyn ap Cynan Garwin. Born about 580. He was Lord of Tren, a ville located perhaps midway between Chester and the Severn River. Tradition says he fought and survived the 616 Battle of Chester, but more likely he did not survive it. The location of his lands points to his having been another son of King Cynan Garwin, who like his brother Cadell, ruled only an appanage of Powys. Known to us primarily as the father of Cynddylan, he had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. (S6).
  6. Dinogat ap Cynan Garwin, born c. 585. He is known only from the Welsh Triads praising his horse, Swift-Roan. (S6).
  7. Afandreg Ddu ferch Cynan Garwin, born c. 585. Called "the black" for her long black tresses, she married Cadfan (c. 570) ap Iago (c. 540) ap Beli (c. 505) ap Einion (c. 475) ap Owain Ddantgwyn (c. 445) ap Einion Urdd (c. 415), king of Gwynedd, and was the mother of Cadwallon ap Cadfan. (S6).


ANCESTORS OF Cynan ap Brochwel Ysgithrog:
ADAM (0-930AM) md  EVE
SETH (130-1042AM)
ENOS (235-1140AM)
CAINAN (325-1235AM)
JARED (460-1422AM)
ENOCH (622-1048AM)
LAMECH (874-1651AM)
NOAH (1056-2006AM)
SHEM (1548-2159AM)
ARPHAXAD (1659-2097AM)
SALAH (1694-2127AM)
EBER (1724-2188AM)
PELEG (1758-1997AM)
REU (1788-2027AM)
SERUG (1820-2050AM)
NAHOR (1850-1998AM)
TERAH (1878-2083AM)
ABRAHAM (1948-2123AM) (Abram). 
ISAAC (2049AM-2229AM) = Rebecca
JACOB (Israel)(2109AM-2256AM)
JUDAH.  He married TAMAR
ZERAH (Zeus).  He married  ELECTRA
DARDANUS (Darda).  He married  BATES  [Dardanus is a descendant of Mahol and Zerah]
ERICHTHONIUS .  He married Astyoche Ilium
TROAS, King of Dardania.  He married and Callirhoe Illium
ASSARACUS, King of Dardania
CAPYS, Prince of Troy, and THEMISTE
ANCHESES, Prince of Troy, and FETJUIR
AENEAS, King of Latium, and CREUSA
IULUS ASCANIUS ap Aeneas, King of Alba Longa
SYLVIUS ap Iulus Ascanius (Silvius)
BRUTUS ap Sylvius.  [Geoffrey of Monmouth, in Historia Regum Britanniae, says explicitly, Brutus is the grandson, rather than son, of Ascanius].
CAMBER ap Brutus
DYFNWAL HEN ap Gorbonian
CYNGEN ap Dyfnwal
ASSER ap Cyngen
HENWYN ap Bleiddud = RHAGAW verch Llyr (King Lear)
CUNEDDA ap Henwyn	
RHIWALLON ap Cunedda
GWRWST ap Rhiwallon
SEISYLL ap Gwrwst
ANTONIUS ap Seisyll  (about 1300BC)
AEDD MAWR  (living about 300BC)
PRYDAIN (Brydain) ap Aedd (c300BC-?)
DYFNARTH ap Prydain
CRYDON ap Dyfnarth
CERWYD ap Crydon
ENEID ap Cerwyd
MANOGAN ap Eneid
Beli Mawr
Affleth ap Beli Mawr
Afallach ap Affleth
Enddolen ap Afallach
Endos ap Enddolen
Enied ap Endos
Endeyrn ap Enied
Endicant ap Endeyrn
Deheuwaint ap Endicant
Rydeyrn  ap Deheuwaint
Gwrtheyrn ap Rydeyrn
Cyndeyrn ap Gwrtheyrn
Rhuddfedel Frych ap Cyndeyrn
Brydw ap Rhuddfedel Frych
Pasgen ap Brydw
Cadell Ddyrnllwg ap Pasgen  (c380-?)
Pasgen ap Cadell Ddyrnllwg
Mawn ap Pasgen
Cyngen ap Mawn
Brochwel Ysgithrog ap Cyngen
Cynan ap Brochwel Ysgithrog

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-?)
Ynyr ap Cadfarch (c875-?) and Rhiengar
Tudor Trevor (c900-?) and  Angharad ferch Hywel Dda
Dyngad ap Tudor Trevor (c930-?)  and Sissely verch Seferys
Rhiwallon ap Dyngad.  (c965-1040)
Caragdog ap Rhiwallon. (c1000-?)
Breichiol ap Caradog (c1030-?)
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-)
John ap Adam (Adam Fynchan) (c1220-?)
(Sir) John ap Adam (c1255-1311) and Elizabeth de Gournay
Thomas ap Adam (c1307-c1343) and Joan Inge
John ap Adam (c1330-c1376) married Millicent Bessylls
(Sir) John ap Adams (c1360-?)  (He added the "s" to the name,) md Clara Powell
Roger Adams (1392-?) and Jane Ellyott
Thomas Adams (1422-1452) and Marie Upton
John Adams (1452-1483) and Jane Rannelegh
John Adams (1482-1577) and Catherine Stebbing
John Adams (c1500-1543) and Margery Squire
Richard Adams (1530-1603) and Margaret Armager
Robert Adams (1550-1602) and Elizabeth Sharlon
Robert Adams (1602-1682) and Eleanor Wilmot
Elizabeth Adams (1641-1718) and Edward Phelps
Samuel Phelps and Sarah Chandler
John Phelps and Sarah Andrews
John Phelps and Deborah Lovejoy
Samuel Phelps and Margaret Nevins
Ebenezer Ferrin and Lydia Phelps
Samuel Ferrin and Sally Clotilda Powell
Lydia Powell Ferrin and George William Washington Williams
George William Williams and Harriett Thurston
Minnie Williams and Clive Vernon Tenney
Mildred Ella Tenney and Glenn Russell Handy
Deborah Lee Handy and Rodney Allen Morris