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Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

St. Ealhswith

St. Ealhswith[1, 2, 3]

Female 848 - 902  (~ 54 years)

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  • Name Ealhswith  
    Title St. 
    Born ca. 848  Mercia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died ca. 902  Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 5 Dec [2]
    Buried Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I11256  Dickinson
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2020 

    Father Æthelred Mucel,   d. ca. 885 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Eadburga of Mercia 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F6423  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ælfred of Wessex,   b. 849, Wantage, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ca. 26 Oct 899  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 868 
    • "In the year of our Lord's incarnation 868, which was the twentieth of King Alfred's life, the aforesaid revered King Alfred, then occupying only the rank of viceroy (secundarii), betrothed and espoused a noble Mercian lady, daughter of Æthelred, surnamed Mucin, Ealdorman of the Gaini. The mother of this lady was named Eadburh, of the royal line of Mercia, whom I often saw with my own eyes a few years before her death. She was a venerable lady, and after the decease of her husband remained many years a chaste widow, even till her own death."

      [5]
    Children 
    +1. Æthelflæd of Wessex,   b. ca. 870,   d. 12 Jun 918, Tamworth, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Eadweard of Wessex and Mercia,   b. Abt 872,   d. 17 Jul 924, Farndon-on-Dee, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Ælfthryth of Wessex,   b. Abt 877,   d. 7 Jun 929  (Age ~ 52 years)  [Birth]
     4. Æthelgifu of Wessex, Abbess of Shaftsbury,   d. ca. 896, Shaftesbury Abbey, Dorset Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +5. Æthelweard of Wessex,   b. ca. 880,   d. 16 Oct 922  (Age ~ 42 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F2432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - ca. 902 - Winchester, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Winchester, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    Divines
    Divines
    How beautiful upon the mountains
    are the feet of him who brings good news,
    who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness,
    who publishes salvation,
    who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”

  • Sources 
    1. [S336463] Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families, Charles Cawley, (Online: The Foundation for Medieval Genealogy at http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/, 20XX), https://bit.ly/3ggulWX.

    2. [S431] The Henry Project: The ancestors of king Henry II of England: An experiment in cooperative medieval genealogy on the internet, Stewart Baldwin and Todd Farmerie (editors), (Online: sbaldw.home.mindspring.com/hproject/henry.htm), http://sbaldw.home.mindspring.com/hproject/prov/ealhs000.htm, 17 Jan 2018.

    3. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "Ealhswith" at https://bit.ly/2PaxuvB.

    4. [S439] Saxons vs. Vikings: Alfred the Great and England in the Dark Ages, Ed West, (New York: Skyhorse Publishing, 2017), 106.

    5. [S441] Asser's Life of King Alfred, Albert S. Cook, William Henry Stevenson, ed., (Boston: Ginn & Co., 1906 ), 17 or https://archive.org/stream/asserslifeofking00asseiala#page/16/mode/2up.