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Eadgyth

Female - 946


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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, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2018 

    Father Eadward "the Elder", King of Wessex and Mercia,   b. Between 871 and 875,   d. 17 Jul 924, Fardon, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 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
    Children 
    +1. Liudolf,   b. 930,   d. 6 Sep 957  (Age 27 years)
    +2. Luitgarde,   b. Abt 931,   d. 18 Nov 953  (Age ~ 22 years)
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2018 
    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.".