Ordgar Ældorman of England
(Abt 0922-0971)


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Ordgar Ældorman of England

  • Born: Abt 922, Devonshire, England
  • Marriage: Unknown
  • Died: 971, England about age 49

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 his life were:

• Web Reference: Ælfthryth & Ordgar.
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.

Ordgar was Ealdorman of Devon in England. He was a great West Country landowner and apparently a close advisor of his son-in-law King Edgar the Peaceful, king of England. His daughter Ælfthryth was King Edgar's third wife and was mother of King Æthelred II "The Unready." Ordgar was created an Ealdorman by King Edgar in 964. He founded Tavistock Abbey in 961.

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