Merryn (or Merin) was the son of Seithennin, a sub-king of Caer Rihog, probably around Lleyn. He entered the religious life as a hermit at Bodfelin on Ynys Mon (Anglesey) before emigrating to Brittany where he was a zealous missionary, establishing churches dedicated to him at Lanmerin and Plomelin. He later returned to Britain and settled in Kernow (Cornwall), living at St. Merryn near Padstow.
Records of St. Merryn date back to the 13th century. He is generally considered apocryphal.
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