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Philip was born in 1200 in Abermarlais Castle, Llansadwrn, Carmarthenshire, Wales.1   Philip's father was Lord of Abermarlais Rhys (Gryg) ap Rhys and his mother was Joane de Clare.  His paternal grandparents were King of South Wales Rhys Fychan ap Gruffydd and Gwenllian verch Madog; his maternal grandparents were 4th Earl of Hertford, 6th Earl of Clare Richard (The Surety) De Clare and Countess of Gloucester Amica Meullent Of Gloucester. He had a brother and three sisters, named Jevan, Gwenllian, Joane and Meredith.  He was the oldest of the five children. He had a half-brother and a half-sister, named Rhys and Ellyw.

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