Waltheof Earl of Huntingdon
- Born: Bef 1035, Northumberland, England
- Marriage: Judith de Lens 141,160
- Died: 31 May 1076, St. Giles Hill, Winchester, Hampshire, England 141
- Buried: Crowland
Another name for Waltheof was Waltheof Siwardsson.
~Weis' Ancestral Roots . . ., 8th Edition, 98A:23 - husband of Judith de Lens, and father of Alice of Northumberland, 130:25 - Earl of Huntindon, Northampton, & Northumberland. He was beheaded at Winchester 31 May 1076.
~Weis' Ancestral Roots . . ., 8th Edition, 34:20, the Earl of Northumberland, given as father of Uchtred, Earl of Northumberland, the third husband of Ælfgifu, daughter of Æthelred, the second. 160
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 141
Waltheof, son of Siward, Earl of Northumberland, and Ælfflaed, daughter of Aldred of Bernica, was Earl of Hutingdon and Earl of Northampton in 1065. Four years later, he took part, with the Danes, in the Attack at York. Later he submitted himself to William the Conqueror, and was restored to his Earldom by the Conqueror in Jan 1070, as well as to his father's Earldom in Northumberland in 1072.
There are miracles that have been recorded for Watheof, and he has been regarded as a saint by some. He was described as strong in person, pious, educated, was liberal to the clery and the poor and had a reputation as a great warrior.
While he was attending the wedding of Ralph de Gael, Earl of Norfolk in 1075, he joined the conspiracy of the Earls of Norfolk and Hereford to seize England for themselves. Although he had gone to Normandy to ask for a pardon of William, he was later imprisoned at Winchester, where he was condemned and beheaded on St. Giles Hll, 31 May 1076.
He married, 1070, Judith, daughter of Lambert, Count of Lens & his wife Adeliza (Adelaide), the sister of William the Conqueror. There three daughters were:
• Maud, m. first, Simon de Saint Liz, m. second David I, King of Scotland
• Alice, also referred to as Judith who m. Ralph de Toeni, the younger. She is called Alice in Dugdale's Monasticon, vol. vi. p. 576.
• A possible daughter, or possibly another reference to Maud, who married Robert son of Richard.
~Cokayne's Complete Peerage, 2nd Edition, Vol. VII, (Huntington), pp. 638, 639
Waltheof married Judith de Lens, daughter of Enguerrand II comté de Ponthieu and Adeliza de Normandy 141.,160 (Judith de Lens was born in 1054 in Lens, Normandy, France 160 and died after 1086.)