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Surname Coytmor (Coetmor)
First Name Howel (Hywel) ap GRUFFUDD FYCHAN
Dating 1388
Location Llanrwst
Life dates 1343 - +1388 (Flanders)
Close relatives father - Gruffydd ap Dafydd Goch c1375
mother - Margaret Verch Hywel (?)
wife - Gwenllian, a daughter of Rhys ap Robert (d. 1377)
son - Dafydd
Type of the object effigy
Place of manufacturing
(place of burial)
Place of exposition Gwydir Chapel, St Grwst Church, Llanrwst, Conwy Valley, North Wales
Date of manufacturing  



Hywel ap Coetmore ap Griffith Vychan ap Dafydd Gam was the natural son of David, Prince of Wales. He was killed in 1388 in Flanders fighting for the Black Prince.

Hywel was the illegitimate son of David, Prince of Wales, and died in 1388 while fighting for Edward, the Black Prince, in Flanders


A stone effigy of Hywel Coetmor in Llanrwst Parish Church, Conwy Valley, North Wales. An extract from the old book The Royal Tribes of Wales explains thus: Hywel Coetmor, who anciently possessed Gwydir, sold by his son Dafydd to Maredudd ab Ieuan, Welsh nephew, or first cousin once removed, to the renowned John ab Maredudd, and ancestor to the Wynns of Gwydir. Hywel lies (with his effigy in armour) in Llanrwst church. Rhys and Hywel were the sons of Gruffudd, the son of Dafydd Goch of Penmachno, the natural son of Dafydd, Lord of Denbigh, the brother of our last Prince Llywelyn.
Hywel was a Welsh knight who took part in Owain Glyndwr's rising. His brother was Rhys Gethin, who was one of Glyndwr's leading generals. Coetmor had earlier fought under the Black Prince at the Battle of Poitiers (1356).

Williams (1986: 247) names Rhobert's great-grandfather, Hywel ap Gruffudd, as Hywel Coetmor and notes that he was named on a jury that collected rents in the commote of Llechwedd Uchaf in 1352 and that he died in Flanders in 1388

"Howell Coytmor lieth buried under a fair monument in Llanrwst Church. He was captain of a hundred Denbighshire men with the Black Prince at Poyters"

A stone effigy of Hywel Coetmor in St Grwst Church, Llanrwst, Conwy Valley, North Wales. Hywel was a Welsh knight who took part in the Last Prince of Wales' (Owain Glyndwr) uprising against the English

Effigy of Hywel Coetmor who was a member of a noble family who lived at nearby Gwydir Castle in the late 14th/15th century.

Wales Llanrwst
Gwydir Chapel - Howell Coytmor / Hywel Coetmor 1388
"Howell Coytmor ap Gruff. Vychan ap Gruff, ap M...... "
He was the son (?) of Gruffydd ap Dafydd Goch c1375 and Margaret Verch Hywel (?)
The first known owner is Howell Coytmor (who lies buried in Llanrwst Church). ' He was a Captain of a hundred Denbighshire men, and fought under the Black Prince at the field of Poitiers in 1356, where John King of France was taken, and he was slain in Flanders in 1388.'
" Dafydd, son of this Howel Coytmor, sold his paternal property, Gwydyr, to Jevan ap Meredydd, ancestor of Sir John Wynn the historian.

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