Ecgberht of Wessex "the Great", King of the English
(Abt 784-839)
Ręburga Queen of Wessex
(Abt 788-)
Ęthelwulf, King Wessex & England
(Abt 806-858)


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1. Osburgh de Hampshire Queen of England

2. Judith des Francs

Ęthelwulf, King Wessex & England

  • Born: Abt 806
  • Marriage (1): Osburgh de Hampshire Queen of England in 869 in England 160,710,851
  • Marriage (2): Judith des Francs on 1 Oct 856 in Verberie sur Oise 160,710
  • Died: 13 Jan 858, England about age 52 160,851
  • Buried: Winchester Cathedral, London, England 851

bullet   Another name for Ęthelwulf, was Ethelwulf, King of Wessex and England.

bullet  General Notes:

~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 1:13, King of Wessex, 839-855, married, first, Osburh, daughter of Oslace, the royal cub-bearer, marriage repudiated in 853. Married second Judith, daughter of Charles "the Bald" King of France and his wife Ermentrude, daughter of Eudes, Count of Orléans. 160

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 851
Ęthelwulf meaning "Noble Wolf, son of Egbert, King of England, married first, Lady Osburga, daughter of Oslac, the royal cup-bearer, and mother of Alfred. During his regin, the Danes raided, and wintered there for the first time. In 851, Ęthelwulf routed them at Okely in Surry. By the advice of St. Swithin, Bishop of Winchester, he granted the church the tithe of all his dominions.

He married his second wife while on a pilgrimage to Rome in 855. She was Judith, the daughter of King Charles the Bald, of France. When he returned home, it is said that he make his son, Ethelbald king of Wessex, and retained Kent for his own rule. He died 13 Jan 857, and was buried at Stamridge, his body later being removed to Winchester.

Ęthelwulf was succeeded by each of his four sons in turn, the youngest of whom was Alfred the Great.

• Background Information. 710
Ęthelwulf was married to Osburga, a daughter of Oslac, and English nobleman and direct descendant of Cedric. By her he had five sons and one daughter. After the death of Osburga, he married a young wife, Judith, daughter of Charles the Bald, Emperor and King of France, and great granddaugher of the Emperor Charlemagne. By her, he left no issue. She later married Baldwin, Count of Flands, and became ancestor of Matilda, wife of William the Conqueror. Ęthelwulf died 18 Jan 857, after a reign of eighteen years. He was succeeded by his youngest son.

~The Paynes of Hamilton, pg. 211

• Family. 157
Ęthelwulf married Osburga, daughter of Oslac. His second wife was Judith, daughter of Charles the Bald, emperor and king of France. He had no children with Judith. Two of his sons succeeded him, one died, the other was killed in battle. They were followed by their youngest brother, Alfred.

Married Circa 830 Divorce 853 to Osburga

Athelstan, King of Kent
Ęthelbald, King of England, b. Abt 834
Ęthelbert, King of England, b. Abt 836
Ęthelred I, King of England, b. Cir. 840
Alfred the Great, King West Saxons, b. 849
Ęthelswyth, Nun

Married 1 Oct 856, Verberie sur Oise, France to , Judith, Princess of France

• Web Reference: Ęthelwulf, King of Wessex & the English from David Nash Ford's Early British Kindoms.

• Web Reference: House of Wessex - Ęthelwulf.

Ęthelwulf, married Osburgh de Hampshire Queen of England, daughter of Oslac "The Thane" Ęldorman of Hampshire and Unknown, in 869 in England 160,710.,851 (Osburgh de Hampshire Queen of England was born about 810 in Wessex, England and died in 846-852.)

Ęthelwulf, next married Judith des Francs, daughter of Charles II "the Bald" Carolingien King of the West Franks, Holy Roman Emperor and Reine Ermentrude de Orléans, on 1 Oct 856 in Verberie sur Oise 160.,710 (Judith des Francs was born circa 843 in Gaul 529 and died in 870 in Flanders.)

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