Person:Nest ferch Rhys (1)

Nest ferch Rhys , Princess of Wales
d.aft 1136
Facts and Events
Name Nest ferch Rhys , Princess of Wales
Gender Female
Birth? abt 1073 Dynevor, Carmarthenshire, WalesDynevor Castle
Christening? 1073 Dynevor, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Marriage abt 1095 to Gerald FitzWalter , de Windsor
Marriage to Owain ap Cadwgan
Marriage BET 1103 AND 1105  Cohabitation without marriage formalities?  
to Henry I "Beauclerc" , King of England
Death[1] aft 1136
Ancestral File Number 8XJ2-WR
Other? House of Dinefwr

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Nest ferch Rhys (c. 1085 - before 1136) was the only legitimate daughter of Rhys ap Tewdwr, last King of Deheubarth, by his wife, Gwladys ferch Rhiwallon ap Cynfyn of Powys. She is sometimes known, incorrectly, as "Nesta" or "Princess Nesta".

Nest had two younger brothers, Gruffydd ap Rhys and Hywel, and, possibly, an older sister named Marared, as well as several older illegitimate half-brothers and half-sisters. After their father's death in battle in 1093, "the kingdom of the Britons fell" and was overrun by Normans. Nest's younger brother Gruffydd was spirited into Ireland for safety; their brother Hywel may have been captured by Arnulf de Montgomery, along with their mother, unless, as appears likelier, their mother was captured with Nest; their fate is unknown. Two older brothers, illegitimate sons of Rhys, one of them named Goronwy, were captured and executed.

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  1. Nest ferch Rhys, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   NEST ., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  3.   Nesta, Princess of Deheubarth, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  4.   Rhys ap Tewdwr 1, in Bartrum, Peter C. (Peter Clement). Welsh genealogies, AD 300-1400. (Wales: University of Wales Press, c1980).

    Bartrum does not specify her mother.

  5.   Nest, in Welsh Biography Online.