Senyllt, King of Galloway & Ynys Manaw
(Born c.AD 510)
(Welsh: Senyllt; Latin: Seniltus; English: Senild)
H.M. Chadwick thought that the Kings of Galloway were expelled from the mainland region of their country shortly before AD 550. This would probably have been during the reign of Senyllt mab Dingat, grandson of the founding King Tutgual; and the invaders were almost certainly the North Rhegedians, under King Urien. Their Fort-Rheged is remembered in modern Dunragit, near Stranraer.
The family sought refuge on their island stronghold of Ynys Manaw (Isle of Man) where they continued to flourish for several generations. Senyllt was succeeded there by his son, Neithon.
|© Nash Ford Publishing 2001. All Rights Reserved.|