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Morgan ap Caradog , lord of Afan

Died: c. 1208   

A cousin of the Lord Rhys, he was a reluctant vassal of the Norman lords of Glamorgan.

According to Gerald of Wales it was Morgan ap Caradog who guided Archbishop Baldwin and his party across the quicksands between the Afan and Tawe estuaries in 1188, when the prelate was preaching the Crusade through Wales. Morgan and his brothers were patrons of Margam Abbey and seeemingly attempted to found a daughter-house of the abbey at Pendar.

Sites associated with this person

Margam Abbey, Neath Port Talbot (patron)

Bibliographical sources

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Crouch, David, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography online - Morgan ap Caradog (View website) (Subscription reqd.)