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Eadward "the Elder", King of Wessex and Mercia

Male 875 - 924  (~ 53 years)


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  • Name Eadward "the Elder"  
    Suffix King of Wessex and Mercia 
    Born Between 871 and 875  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 872  [2
    Died 17 Jul 924  Fardon, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Alternate death 925  [4
    Buried Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I11264  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2018 

    Father Ælfred "the Great", King of Wessex,   b. 848, Wantage, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 899  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Ealhswith,   d. 5 Dec 902 
    Married 869  [1
    Family ID F3514  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ælfflaed,   d. 918 
    Married Bef 901  [2
    Children 
    +1. Eadgyth,   d. 26 Jan 946
    +2. Eadgifu of Wessex,   b. 902,   d. 951  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F1573  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eadgifu of Kent,   d. Aft 966 
    Married 919  [1
    Children 
    +1. Eadmund, King of Wessex and Mercia,   b. Abt 922,   d. 26 May 946, Pucklechurch, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
    Last Modified 19 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F2216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Eadweard's nickname of 'the Elder' is not contemporary, but was assigned later to distinguish him from the two other Anglo-Saxon kings of that name." [The Henry Project]

  • Sources 
    1. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008.

    2. [S91] The Henry Project: The Ancestors of King Henry II of England, by Stewart Baldwin and Todd A. Farmerie.

    3. [S145] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America Before 1700, by Frederick Lewis Weis and Walter Lee Sheppard, Jr. 8th edition, William R. Beall & Kaleen E. Beall, eds. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, 2006, 2008., date only.

    4. [S764] Nathaniel L. Taylor, "Dynastic Chronology: Western Europe, X - XIII Centuries.".