There appears to be a fair amount of miss information regarding the account of Anthony de Tipton slaying Llewellyn ap Griffith in a battle fought 10 Dec 1282.There has also been other accounts published giving dates as early as 1260. This seems to be derived from a newspaper article in the Maryland Gazette of 27 Jan. 1757.My Ewen (nee Morton) grandmother (also connected to Tiptons) had a copy of an article titled: "The Ancient Tiptons" by W.Hord Tipton, Mt. Sterling, KY. It reads: "Descendants of the Tiptons immigrated to England.During the period preceding the year of 1282 the Welsh people, who were subject to the English rule, were often in rebellion.The backbone of Welsh resistance was PRINCE LLEWELLYN."
The name "PRINCE LLEWELLYN" is very confusing because there were two Prince Llewellyns. Llewellyn (Llywelyn ab Idnerth in the Welsh)and his grandson.(Llywelyn ap Gruffydd in the Welsh) Here is the first place that the Tipton story gets confused.Llywelyn ab Idnerth (know as Llewellyn the Great) died 1240 AD and married a daughter of King John.He had a paralytic stroke and was buried head intact. His grandson Llwellyn ap Griffith (also assumed the title "Prince of Wales", was warring against Edward I who became King of England in 1272.Therefore, any story that has Edward I knighting anyone before 1272 would be incorrect.This Llewellyn was killed in a battle on 11 Dec 1282, but the historical records do not contain a Tipton of any sort! Adam de Frankton (called Stephen by some chronicles) is named as the killer of Llywelyn. For the Welsh account see:"Famous Welsh Battles", by Philip Warner.For the English account see: "The Welsh Wars of Edward I", by John Morris, and "The Greatest Traitor" by Ian Mortimer.Additional documentation is given in : "A History of Wales, by J.E. Lloyd. Any Tipton who would like more information can email me at email@example.com.