Ordgar Ældorman of England
(Abt 0922-0971)
Ælfthryth of Devon Queen Of England
(Abt 0947-1002)

 

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Edgar "The Peaceable" King of England

Ælfthryth of Devon Queen Of England

  • Born: Abt 947, Lydford Castle, Devonshire, England
  • Marriage: Edgar "The Peaceable" King of England in 964 in Wessex, England 160,851
  • Died: 17 Nov 1002, Wherwell Abbey, Hampshire about age 55 470
  • Buried: Wherwell Abbey, Hampshire 470

bullet   Other names for Ælfthryth were Elfrida, Queen of England and Elfthryth, Queen of England.

bullet  General Notes:

~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition,, 1:17, Edgar, "the Peaceful," King of England, 959-975, m. as his second wife, Ælfthryth, daughter of Ealdorman Ordgar of Devon. They were the parents of Æthelred II, "the Redeless," King of England. 160

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Web Reference: Ælfthryth.
Ælfthryth was the second or third wife of Edgar, King of England, and mother of Æthelred "the Unready." She is given credit for killing her step son King Edward "the Martyr."

Ælfthryth was the daughter of Ealdorman Ordgar. Her mother was a member of the royal family of Wessex. The family's power lay in the west of Wessex. Ordgar was buried in Exeter and his son Ordwulf founded, or refounded, Tavistock Abbey.


Ælfthryth married Edgar "The Peaceable" King of England, son of Edmund I "The Magnificent," King of Wessex and Saint Ælfgifu Queen of England, in 964 in Wessex, England 160.,851 (Edgar "The Peaceable" King of England was born about 943/944 in Wessex, England,851 died on 8 Jul 975 in Winchester, Hampshire, England 470,851 and was buried in Glastonbury Abbey, Glastonbury, Somerset, England 470.)


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