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Osburgh de Hampshire Queen of England
(Abt 0810-0846/0852)
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(Abt 0825/0827-Abt 0885)
Ædburh of Mercia
Alfred "The Great" King of England
Ealhswith Queen of England
(Abt 0852-0902)
Edward I "The Elder" of Wessex King of England


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1. Ælflaeda Queen of England

2. Eadgyfu of Kent

Edward I "The Elder" of Wessex King of England

  • Born: 871/875, Wessex, England 851
  • Marriage (1): Ælflaeda Queen of England before 904 160
  • Marriage (2): Eadgyfu of Kent about 891 160
  • Died: 17 Jul 925, Forndon, Northhamptonshire, England at age 54 851
  • Buried: Winchester Cathedral, London, England

bullet   Another name for Edward was Edward I "the Unconquered" King of England.

bullet  General Notes:

~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 1:15, Edward I, "the Elder," King of England, married as his second wife, Eadgifu, daughter of Sigehlm, Ealdormand of Kent. His first wife was Egwin, and his third wife was Elfreda, daughter of Ethelhalm, Lord of Meopham, Cooling & Lenham in Kent, Father of Edmund "the magnificent."

45:16, Married to Elfreda, and parents of Edith, m. to Otto I, the Great.

50:20 & 148:17, father of Ogiva of England married to Herbert III, Comté de Vermandois. 160

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Dates & Events. 470
Reigned 899-924. He defeated the Danes (918), taking East Anglia, and also conquered Mercia (918) and Northumbria (920).

• Families. 470
Married to Ecgwyn (Egwina)
Æthelstan, King of England, b. 894
Edith (St)

Married to Ælflaeda (Elfreda)
Ælfweard, King of England
Edgifu, b. 902
Edflaed, A nun at Wilton
Edwin, Sub King of Kent
Ælflaeda, A nun at Winchester
Æthelflaeda, Abbess of Romsey
Eadgyth (Edith)
Æthelhild, a recluse

Married Abt 905 to Eadgifu (Edgiva)
Edburga (St.), nun at Nunnaminster
Edmund I the Elder, King of England, b. 921
Eadred, King of England, b. CIR 924
Gregory of Einsiedlen, Abbot of Einsiedlen

• Background Information. 851
Edward the Elder, "the Unconquered King," reigned for twenty-four years from 901 to 923. It is said that he was the founder of the University of Cambridge, although he was not the scholar that his father was. He was known as a great warrior, gradually extening his sway over the entire island with the help of his sister the Lady of Mercia who headed her own troops and gained victories over both the Danes and Britons. In the middle of the ninth century the Picts and Scots had been amalgamated under Kenneth MacAlpin, the King of the Scots, just as Mercia and Wessex were pulled together by the attacks of the Danes. The Scots and the English formed an alliance.

After a prosperous reign, King Edward died at forndon, Northamptonshire in 935, His eldest child by his third wife Edgin, daughter of Sigilline, Earl of Meapham, was Edmund I.

~Wurt's Magna Charta, p. 176

• Web Reference: From Early British Kingdoms -"Edward the Elderr King of the English.

• Web Reference: The House of Wessex - Edward the Elder.

Edward married Ælflaeda Queen of England, daughter of Æthelhelm Ældorman of Wiltshire and Unknown, before 904.160 (Ælflaeda Queen of England was born about 878 in Wessex, England, died about 919 and was buried in Winchester Cathedral, London, England 470.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

• Family Background Information: 1st cousins, 1x removed.

Edward next married Eadgyfu of Kent, daughter of Sigehelm Ealdorman of Kent Lord of Meopham, Cooling and Lenham, Kent and Unknown, about 891.160 (Eadgyfu of Kent was born in 876, died on 25 Aug 968 in Kent, England 470 and was buried in Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, Kent 470.)

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