Sir Gruffydd ap ""Griffith / Rice", "Gruffudd"" Rhys

Born:Circa 1478 In:  Maenordeilo, Cantref Mawr, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Died:Sep 29 1521 (at age ‎~43‏)In:  Wales
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Catherine frech Gruffydd (born St. John)
His wife
Rice Ap Griffith Fitz Uryan
His son
Ferch Griffeth ap Rhys
His daughter
Sir Griffith ap ""ap Gruffudd"" Gruffydd
His son
    

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https://www.geni.com/people/Sir-Gruffydd-ap-Rhys/6000000002447290495 Son of Sir Rhys ap Thomas, K.G., of Dynevor and Eve verch Henry ap Gwilym Husband of Catherine St. John Father of Sir Rhys ap Gruffydd and Agnes Rice Brother of David ap Rhys, of Rickeston; Rhys ap Rhys; Jevan Thomas; Nicholas Thomas; Elizabeth verch Rhys and 7 others
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Sir Griffith ap Rhys
Gender: Male
Birth: Circa 1468 - Kent, England, United Kingdom
Death: Between Jan 11 1521 and Jan 10 1522
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&nbsp;&nbsp;Additional information: <br> <br>LifeSketch: In the reign of Richard III his father's loyalty was questioned to the house of York as support grew for Henry of Richmond (later Henry VII of England). Around the time of Richard's usurpation and Buckingham's rebellion in 1483, as a way of keeping Rhys ap Thomas's loyalty, Richard demanded an oath of allegiance from Gruffydd's father as well as demanding that his young son Gruffydd be in his own custody. Rhys assured Richard of his loyalty but refused to hand over young Gruffydd, who was only four or five at the time.[2] When Gruffydd was older he became a member of Prince Arthur's household. Henry VII of England aimed to have his son friends with influential young men with powerful fathers in Henry's kingdom, and Gruffydd's father was one of the most powerful men in Wales after the death of Jasper Tudor in 1495, and he was chosen to serve the young Prince. Gruffydd and Prince Arthur seem to have been quite close; in 1501 Gruffydd was made a Knight of the Garter, and was with Arthur when he returned to Ludlow with his new young bride Catherine of Aragon in December 1501; and was there for Arthur's death in April 1502. Death of the Prince[edit] On the death of Prince Arthur in 1502, Gruffydd ap Rhys was a prominent mourner. He accompanied the Prince's body from Ludlow to its final resting place in Worcester. The following contemporary record gives an account of Gruffydd as he travelled with the "rich chariot" which carried Prince Arthur's body: "in mourning habit, rode next before the leading horse on a courser trapped with black, bearing the Prince's banner." During the funeral service for the Prince in Worcester Cathedral, he once again carried Arthur's "rich embroidered banner." Later life[edit] Sir Gruffydd ap Rhys's tomb. Gruffydd was present with Arthur's younger brother Henry VIII of England when Henry travelled to France for the famous Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520. He married Catherine St John, daughter of John St John who was related to Margaret Beaufort around 1507 and had one son: Rhys ap Griffith (1508–1531), who was later executed by Henry VIII for treason. Gruffydd ap Rhys himself died prematurely in 1521. He died prior to the divorce of Catherine of Aragon, and unlike other members of Arthur's household never had to make statements about the consummation of his marriage with Catherine. His son and heir Rhys ap Gruffydd was less lucky. He was considered a threat to Henry's power and was executed for treason on charges widely believed to be false in 1531. Gruffydd's tomb is also in Worcester Cathedral.
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Citation text:
John Griffith ap Rhys
Birth names: Griffeth ap RhysJohn Griffith ap RhysFitz Uryan Rice AP ThomasFitz Uryan Rice ap ThomasGriffith Rhysap Rice
Gender: Male
Birth: Circa 1474 - of Maenordeilo, Cantref Mawr, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Marriage: Spouse: Catherine Eva Saint John - Between Jan 10 1499 and Jan 9 1500 - Elmalin, Carmarthern, Wales
Death: Oct 9 1521 - Wales
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&nbsp;&nbsp;Additional information: <br> <br>LifeSketch: Rice is the anglicized version of Rhys (Welsh). Fascinating information on Wikipedia: Sir Gruffydd ap Rhys (also known as Griffith Ryce in antique English sources) was a Welsh nobleman. Son of Sir Rhys ap Thomas, de facto ruler of most of south-west Wales who aided Henry Tudor in his victory on Bosworth Field in 1485 and Efa ap Henry. Gruffydd was present with Arthur's younger brother Henry VIII of England when Henry traveled to France for the famous Field of the Cloth of Gold in 1520. He married Catherine St John, daughter of John St John who was related to Margaret Beaufort around 1507 and had one son: Rhys ap Griffith (1508–1531), who was later executed by Henry VIII ostensibly for treason, but it was claimed it was for political reasons.
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