Griffith Kynaston



Son of Gruffith Vychan and Agnes Bulkeley,  father of Philippus Kynaston and husband of Gwen verch Iowerth

Griffith Kynaston, born c. 1231, was of Stokes, Shropshire. He witnessed a deed in 1313 as Griffin de Kinneston.

His arms were: Argent, a chevron engrailed between three mullets pierced sable

Griffith married Gwen verch Iowerth, daughter and coheir of Iowerth ap Griffith ap Heilin ap Jena ap Kenrick.  Gwen was born in Fron-goch, Llanymynech, Shropshire c.1241

The family arms were: Sable, three nags’ heads erased argent.

Griffith and Gwen had one son recorded:


Philippus Kynaston born c.1270 


The above data comes from the 1623 Visitation to Shropshire, recorded by John Kynaston, eldest son of Edward Kynaston and Katherine Lloyd


Other sources


1. Burke, B. "Cherleton - Baron Cherleton of Powys" in "Genealogical History of the Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages of the British Empire" pp.113-116.



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