Biography of Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth


Around 1478 Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth was born to Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth and Eve Gwilym.

On 17 Jun 1497 James Tuchet 7th Baron Audley Heighley was captured by Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth at Blackheath during the Battle of Blackheath aka Cornish Rebellion: Rebels.

Around 1507 Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth and Catherine St John were married.

In 1508 Rhys ap Gruffydd Deheubarth was born to Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth and Catherine St John.

Field of the Cloth of Gold

On Jun 1520 Henry VIII hosted Field of the Cloth of Gold at Balinghem. Thomas Grey 2nd Marquess Dorset carried the Sword of State. John Stokesley Bishop London attended as Henry VIII's chaplain. Edmund Braye 1st Baron Braye, Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth, Anthony Poyntz, William Coffin Master, William "Great" Courtenay, Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl Sussex, William Paston, William Denys, Richard Cecil, William Parr 1st Baron Parr Horton, Ralph Neville 4th Earl Westmoreland, John Mordaunt 1st Baron Mordaunt, Henry Guildford, Marmaduke Constable, William Compton, William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy, Thomas Cheney, Henry Willoughby, John Rodney, John Marney 2nd Baron Marney, William Sidney, John Vere 14th Earl Oxford, John Vere 15th Earl Oxford, Edmund Walsingham, Thomas West 8th Baron De La Warr, 5th Baron West, Robert Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby Broke, 10th Baron Latimer, Anthony Wingfield and Thomas Brooke 8th Baron Cobham attended. William Carey jousted. Margaret Dymoke attended. William Sandys 1st Baron Sandys Vyne organised. Jane Parker Viscountess Rochford attended.

Around 1521 Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth was buried at Worcester Cathedral.

In 1521 Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth died.

Death of Prince Arthur

On 25 Apr 1502. Arthur Tudor Prince Wales was buried in the Chantry Chapel of Prince Arthur in Worcester Cathedral.
William Smyth Bishop Lincoln presided.
George Grey 2nd Earl Kent and George Talbot 4th Earl Shrewsbury, 4th Earl Waterford received Arthur's Coat of Arms, Richard Grey 3rd Earl Kent received Arthur's shield, John Grey 2nd Baron Grey Powis received Arthur's sword, pommel forwards. Gruffydd ap Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth carried Prince Arthur's banner.
Gerald Fitzgerald 9th Earl Kildare rode Arthur's courser as the Man at Arms, in Arthur's full armour, carrying Arthur's poleaxe, pointed down, through the Nave to the Altar where he was stripped of Arthur's clothes.
The Chapel is to the right of the High Altar in the Chancel. It is decorated with heraldic carvings symbolising the houses of York, Lancaster, Beaufort and Catherine of Aragon’s Pomegranite. His Purbeck marble tomb chest is decorated with the arms of England. Heis buried beneath the cathedral’s floor several feet away from the tomb that visitors can see.

Family Trees

Paternal Family Tree: Deheubarth


Father: Rhys ap Thomas Deheubarth

GrandFather: Thomas ap Gruffyd Deheubarth

Great GrandFather: Gruffydd ap Nicholas Deheubarth

Great x 2 GrandFather: Nicolas ap Philip Deheubarth

Great x 3 GrandFather: Philip ab Elidir Deheubarth

Great x 3 GrandMother: Gwladys Unknown

Great x 2 GrandMother: Jonet Unknown

Great x 3 GrandFather: Gruffudd Unknown

GrandMother: Elizabeth Gruffydd

Great GrandFather: John Gruffydd

Mother: Eve Gwilym

GrandFather: Henry Gwilym