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  • Name Eadgyth   [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Jan 946  [2
    Buried Monastery of Maritius, Magdeburg, Saxony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6696  Ancestry of PNH & TNH
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Eadward "The Elder", King of Wessex and Mercia,   b. Abt 872,   d. 17 Jul 924, Fardon, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Ælfflaed,   d. 918 
    Married Bef 901  [2
    Family ID F1573  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor,   b. 23 Nov 912,   d. 7 May 973, Membleben, Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 930  [2, 3
    +1. Luitgarde,   b. Abt 931,   d. 18 Nov 953  (Age ~ 22 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2018 19:07:42 
    Family ID F2435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "Eadgyth was initially buried at the Monastery of Mauritius in Magdeburg. Her remains may thereafter have been transferred to Magdeburg Cathedral, but it was believed that the 16th-century tomb was most likely a cenotaph. However, recent excavations of the tomb at Magdeburg Cathedral, directed by Professor Harald Meller and Dr Veit Dresely of the Landesmuseum fur Vorgeschichte in Saxony Anhalt, revealed a lead coffin bearing Eadgyth's name and recording the transfer of her remains in 1510. Inside the coffin, lay a female skeleton wrapped in silk, aged between 30 and 40." [Blog of History Today, 20 Jan 2010, describing Eadgyth as "possibly the oldest member of the English royal family whose remains have survived."]

  • 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. [S833] Brant Gibbard, 19 Jan 2000, post to soc.genealogy.medieval., "[I]n 929.".