Name: Cadell Ap Gruffydd
Given Name: Cadell
Surname: Ap Gruffydd
Death: 1175 in Abbey Of Strata Florida, Ceredigion, Wales 1
Occupation: Bet 1143 and 1153 Prince Of The Kingdom Of Deheubarth 1
Change Date: 20 Jun 2011 at 15:06
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Cadell ap Gruffydd (died 1175) was prince of the kingdom of Deheubar th in south west Wales.
Cadell was the son of Gruffydd ap Rhys, who held part of the kingdom of Deheubarth with the remainder in the hands of various Norman lords. Gruffy dd died in 1137 and Cadell's brother Anarawd ap Gruffydd took over the thr one. Cadell first appears in the historical records the following year, wh en he helped his brother Anarawd and Owain Gwynedd of Gwynedd and his brot her Cadwaladr ap Gruffydd in an assault on Cardigan Castle.
In 1143 Anarawd was murdered by Cadwaladr's men, and Cadell took over as p rince of Deheubarth, continuing the work Anarawd had started to win back t he remainder of his grandfather's kingdom. In 1146 he captured the castl es of Carmarthen and Llanstephan, and the following year defeated Walter F itzwiz. In 1150 he turned north and reclaimed southern Ceredigion, which h ad been held for Gwynedd by Hywel ab Owain Gwynedd.
Cadell's career was effectively ended in 1151. When out hunting, he was at tacked by a Norman force from Tenby, who left him assuming him to be dea d. In fact he survived, but was so badly injured as to be unable to resu me his activities. In 1153 he left on a pilgrimage to Rome, leaving the ru le of Deheubarth to his younger brothers Maredudd and Rhys. Cadell is n ot heard of again until 1175, when he entered the abbey of Strata Flori da after a long illness and died there.
Father: Gruffydd Ap Rhys b: 1090 in Dynevor Castle, Llandilo, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Mother: Gwenllian Verch Gruffydd b: 1098 in Caernarvonshire, Wales
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