As reported on the Individuals page, this page identifies the various people who have been identified as the founders or progenitors of the Tribes of Wales. As many of the pedigrees delve into mythology, it is perhaps not surprising that different people identify the tribes differently. We give precedence to those reported by John Edward Griffith because we have made much use of his work, Griffith's Pedigrees, in our database.

There are 2 sections below:
(A) 37 founders of many Welsh families as reported by John Edward Griffiths (references F1-F37).
(B) 22 progenitors
of many Welsh families as reported by John Edward Griffiths (references T1-T22).

In due course we will add 2 more sections:
(C) the ancestors of the 5 Royal Tribes of Wales as reported in various web sites (references R1-R5).
(D) the
ancestors of the 15 Noble Tribes of Wales as reported in various web sites (references N1-N15).

Where the same person appears in more than one section and we have that person in the database, we only make one link between this page and the relevant database page (normally giving precedence to section B) but cross-refer between the relevant sections on this page. Note that sometimes someone is shown in one of the sections even though he was an ancestor/descendant of someone else who is also shown. For example: Einion ap Gerant (F35) and Ednyfed Vychan (F11/T1) are shown separately even though they were both descendants of Marchudd ap Cynan (F16/T19).

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(A) The Stock of the Founders as identified by John Edwards Griffith in 'Griffith's Pedigrees' (1914, pp 324-325)

This section is actually entitled "The Stock of the founders of the families mentioned in this Book, and a few others connected in side-branches." The pages show the ancestors of the founders, most of whom are also identified as progenitors of Tribes and so are reported in Section (B) below also.

F1. Hwfa ap Cynddelw (see T4 below)   F20. Cadrod Hardd (see T15 below)
F2. Llowarch ap Bran (see T3 below)   F21. Howel Coetmor (see T14 below)
F3. Gwerydd ap Rhys Goch (see T11 below)   F22. Marchweithian (on Welsh04)
F4. Cilmin Droed-ddu (see T5 below)   F23. Maelog Grwm (on Welsh02)
F5. (Einion ap) Gwalchmai ap Meilir (see T10 below)   F24. Nefydd Hardd (on Welsh02)
F6. Llewelyn Aurdorchog (see T21 below)   F25. Elystan Glodrydd
F7. Iarrdur ap Trahaiarn (see T2 below)   F26. Heilig ap Glanawg
F8. Collwyn ap Tangno (see T6 below)   F27. Tegwared y Bais Wen (see T22 below)
F9. Llowarch Hwlbwrch (see T7 below)   F28. Gwaithfoed Fawr
F10. (Tegerin ap) Carwed (see T16 below)   F29. Gwaithfoed of Powys
F11. Ednyfed Vychan (see T1 below)   F30. Einion ap Seisyllt (on Wales75)
F12. Owen Gwynedd (see T9 below)   F31. Grufydd ap Cynan
F13. Bleddyn ap Cynfyn (see T8 below)   F32. Howel Dda
F14. Merion Goch (see T17 below)   F33. Rhodri Fawr
F15. Trahaiarn Goch (see T18 below)   F34. Einion Efell
F16. Marchudd ap Cynan (see T19 below)   F35. Einion ap Geraint (on Jones06)
F17. Hedd Molwynog (see T21 below)   F36. Eunydd, Lord of Dyffryn Clwyd
F18. Rhirid Flaidd (see T13 below)   F37. Ednowain Bendew
F19. Osborn Wyddel (see T12 below)    

(B) The 22 progenitors of Tribes as identified by John Edwards Griffith in 'Griffith's Pedigrees' (1914, pp 389-397)

These pages show the descendants of the progenitors of the Tribes.

T1. Ednyfed Vychan (on Wales04) (F11)   T12. Osborn Wyddel (on Wales10) (F19)
T2. Iarddur (on Wales31) (F7)   T13. Rhirid Flaidd (on Wales39) (F18)
T3. Llowarch ap Bran (on Wales42) (F2, N2)   T14. Howel Coetmor (on Wales23) (F21)
T4. Hwfa ap Cynddelw (on Welsh05) (F1, N1)   T15. Cadrod Hardd (on Welsh04) (F20)
T5. Cilmin Droed Ddu (on Wales25) (F4, N4)   T16. Carwed (on Welsh02) (F10)
T6. Collwyn ap Tangno (on Wales11) (F8, N5)   T17. Meirion Goch (on Wales01) (F14)
T7. Llowarch Hwlbwrch (on Wales60) (F9)   T18. Trahaiarn Goch (on Wales26) (F15)
T8. Bleddyn ap Cynfyn (on Wales05) (F13)   T19. Marchudd (on Wales04) (F16, N8)
T9. Owen Gwynedd (on Wales02) (F12)   T20. Hedd ap Molwynog (on Lloyd13) (F17, N9)
T10. Gwalchmai ap Meilir (on Wales65) (F5)   T21. Llewelyn Aurdorchog (on Owen14) (F6)
T11. Gwerydd ap Rhys Goch (on Wales57) (F3, N3)   T22. Tegwared y Bais Wen (on Wales59) (F27)