(Born c.AD 550)
(Latin: Merrinus; English: Merin)
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 Cerniw (Cornwall),
living at St. Merryn near Padstow.
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