West-Europese adel » Einion Ap-Collwyn van Dyfed
Personal data Einion Ap-Collwyn van Dyfed
- He was born 1040 in Dyfed, Wales.
- He died.
Household of Einion Ap-Collwyn van Dyfed
He is married to Lleucu Verch-Iestyn van Glamorgan.
Notes by Einion Ap-Collwyn van Dyfed
This full and elaborat story is first found in the 'Brut y Tywysogion,' first printed in the second volume of the 'Myvyrian Archaiology,' and afterwards with a translation by Mr Aneurin Owen for the Cambreian Archaeological Association in 1863. But the original manuscript of this 'Brut' is believed not to be older that the middle of the sixteenth century, and therefore not much earlier that Powel's 'History of Cambria' (1584), in which the story of the conquest of Glamorgan also appears at length, varying from the above account, in only a few details. There are here added, however, the long pedigrees of the descendants of the 'twelve knights,' and most critical inquirers have agreed that the fertile invention of the pedigree-makers forGlamorganshire families is the original source of the legend. But there must be some nucleus of trugh and some ancient basis for the inventors to have worked upon, for the conquest of Glamorgan is undoubtedly historical, though there is no direct account of it in any earlier authority. There is nothing in itself improbable in the story of Eineon, there there are slips in detail. If he had such great connections, why did his not use them to save his native Dyved from Rhy's assault? Rhys, too, was undoubtedly slain by Bernard of Neufmarche and the conquerors of Brechiniog. Moreover it is absurd to suppose that after doing their work the Normans would have gone home again or needed Eineon's suggestion to turn their attention to the conquest of Morganwg. Obviously the expansion of the Norman arms from Gloucester into Morganwg was as natural as that of the expansion of the Shrewsbury earldom into Powys. But the quarrels and invitaitons of local princes were here, as in Ireland, a determining cause of their action; and Eineon's part in the conquest is too probably and typical for us lightly to reject the whole of his history. Some Welsh families profess to be descended from Eineon. [Dictionary of National Biography VI:585-586]
Einion ap Collwyn (fl 1100?), according to tradition, quarrelled with Iestyn ap Gwrgant, and in consequence invited the Normans to invade Glamorgan. He is a semi-legendary figure, and it is significant that at least three different accounts of his descent are given us. According to one story, he was the son of Collwyn ap Gwaethfoed of Ceredigion; another makes him the son of Cadifor ap Collwyn of Dyfed; while poets like Lewis Glyn Cothi and Gwilym Tew, assert that he was a man of Gwynedd who migrated to Glamorgan in Iestyn's days - and George Own adds that his father Collwyn was nephew to Angharad daughter of Ednowain ap Bleddyn of Ardudwy and mother of Iestyn. It may be observed that Lloyd's Hist. W. ignores Einion completely, and that he had intended to exclude him from the present work. The traditions about Einion, about the gentle families of the Glamorgan uplands who claimed descent from him, and about his connections with the literary history of Glamorgan will be found conveniently recounted in G.J. Williams, 'Traddodiad Llenyddol Morgannwg,' 1948, indexed. [Dictionary of Welsh Biography p202]
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