Person:Nest ferch Rhys (1)

Nest ferch Rhys, Princess of Wales
d.bef 1136
Facts and Events
Name Nest ferch Rhys, Princess of Wales
Gender Female
Birth[6][7] est 1085 Dynevor, Carmarthenshire, Walesprobably Dinefwr Castle, House of Dinefwr
Marriage est 1100 to Gerald FitzWalter , de Windsor
Other had relationship
with Stephen de Cardigan
Other had relationship
with Henry I "Beauclerc" , King of England
Death[1] bef 1136
Reference Number? Q449000?

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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.
  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.
  6. Wolcott, Darrell. OWAIN ap CADWGAN and NEST ferch RHYS - AN HISTORIC FICTION?, in Ancient Wales Studies.
  7. Estimation of birth year is consistent with the fact that she apparently had 4 children by 1109.