Edward the Elder
(Cir 0870-0925)
Edgiva of Kent
(Bef 0905-0968)
Edmund the Magnificent
(Cir 0920-0946)
St Elgiva

Edgar the Peaceable
(Cir 0942-)


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1. Aelfthryth

Edgar the Peaceable

  • Born: Cir 942
  • Marriage (1): Aelfthryth

  Noted events in his life were:

source. Mary-Ann Cook who writes:
Known as "the Peaceable", he was born in 942/4. He took over the government of Northumbria and Mercia from his brother King Edwy in 958, and was styled King of those realms from that date. He succeeded Edwy on 1st October 959, but was not crowned until 11th May 973, as St Dunstan, the Archbishop of Canterbury, would not agree to crown Edgar until he amended his way of life. The coronation, which took place at Bath Abbey, followed the new form of service devised by St Dunstan and based on European models. This is the form of Coronation Rite used, with modification, in the 20th century.
He was succeeded by his son Edward.

connection. Robyn Bray's links to Ethelwulf (c795):
Ethelwulf (c795)
He had King Aethelred I of Kent and Wessex (c830) but he also had Alfred the Great (c846)
He had Edward the Elder (1870)
He had Edmund the Magnificent (c920)
He had Edgar the Peaceable (c942)
He had Ethelred the Unready (c9670 whose statue stands in Essex that I photographed)
In 839, Ethelwulf succeeded his father Egbert as King. Egbert had been a grizzeled veteran who had fought for survival since his youth. Ethelwulf had a worrying style of Kingship. He had come naturally to the throne of Wessex. He proved to be intensly religious, cursed with little political sense, and too many able and ambitious sons. One of the first acts Ethelwulf did as King, was to split the kingdom. He gave the eastern half, that of Kent, Essex, Surrey and Sussex to his eldest son Athelstan. Ethelwulf kept the ancient, western side of Wessex (Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and Devon) for himself. Ethelwulf and his first wife, Osburh, had five sons and a daughter. After Athelstan came, Ethelbald, Ethelbert, Ethelred, and Alfred. Each of his sons succeeded to the throne. Alfred, the youngest son, has been praised as one of the greatest kings to ever reign in Britain. Ethelwulf`s only daughter, Aethelswith, was married as a child to the king of Mercia.
In 853 Ethelwulf, sent his son, Alfred a child of about four years, to Rome. In 855, about a year after his wife Osburh`s death, Ethelwulf followed Alfred to Rome. In Rome, he was generous with his wealth. He distributed gold to the clergy of St. Peter`s, and offered the Blessed Peter chalices of the purest gold and silver-gilt candelabra of Saxon work. During the return journey in 856 he married Judith Martel a Frankish princess who was about twelve years old, she was the daughter of Charles the Bald, King of the West Franks.
Upon their return to England in 856 Ethelwulf met with an acute crisis. His eldest son Ethelbald (Athelstan had since died) had devised a conspiracy with the Ealdorman of Somerset and the Bishop of Sherborne to oppose Ethelwulf`s resumption of the kingship once he returned. There was enough support of Ethelwulf to either have a civil war, or to banish Ethelbald and his fellow conspirators. Instead Ethelwulf yielded Wessex proper to his son, and accepted Surrey, Sussex and Essex for himself. he ruled there until his death on January 13, 858. The family quarrel, had it been allowed to continue, could have ruined the House of Egbert. Ethelwulf and his advisors deserved the adoration bestowed upon them for their restraint and tolerance.
Ethelwulf`s restoration included a special concession on the part of the Saxon queens. The West Saxons did not allow the queen to sit next to the king. In fact they were not referred to as a queen, but merely the "wife of the king." This restriction was lifted for Queen Judith, probably because she was a high ranking European princess.

He was buried first at Steyning and then later transferred to the Old Minster in Winchester. His bones now reside in one of several mortuary chests in Winchester Cathedral.
Ethelwulf (c795)
He had King Aethelred I of Kent and Wessex (c1830) but he also had Alfred the Great (c846)
He had Edward the Elder (1870)
He had Edmund the Magnificent (c920)
He had Edgar the Peaceable (c942)
He had Ethelred the Unready (c967) whose statue stands in Essex that I photographed)
He had Edmund Ironside (c986)
He had Edward the Exile (1016)
* He had St Margaret (c1045) who married Malcolm Canmore (1031)
* They had Matilda Canmore of Scoltand (c1079) who married Henry 1 Beauclerc (1068)
* They had Matilda (Maud) Empress of Germany (1101) who married Geoffrey V Duke of Normandy (1113)
* They had Henry II Curmantle Plantagenet (1133)
* He had John'lackland King of England in 1166
* He had Henry III King of England (1207)
* He had Edward I (Longshanks) King of England (1239)
* He had Joan Princess of Plantagenet Joan of Acre (1271) & she married
Gilbert the Red (Gloucester de Clare) (1243)
* They had Margaret De Clare (1293) who married Hugh de Audley (1290)
* They had Margaret De Audley in 1312 who married Ralf De Stafford (1301)
* They had Catherine Stafford (1339) who married John Sutton (1329)
* They had John Sutton (1361)
* He had John Sutton (1380)
*He had John Dudley Sutton (1400) (Lord Dudley)
* He had Edmund Sutton (1425)
* He had David Sutton(1471) who married Catherine Knight (1475) who also married David Ireland (1470)
* They had Marie Ireland (1509) who married Richard Trentham (1504)
* They had Catherine Ireland (1542) who married Thomas Lane (1531)
* They had John Lane (1558)
* He had Walter Lane (1604)
* He had James Lane (1650)
* He had John Lane (1680)
* He had Walter Lane (1710)
* He had Walter Lane (1735)
* He had Sarah Lane (1773) who married Tom New (1780)
* His father was Joseph New (1734) and who also had Daniel New (1752)
* He had Joseph New (1778)
* He had William New (1798)
* He had Edward New (1833)
* He had Nathaniel New (1861)
* He had Elsie New (1906) who married Albert Croft (1900)
* His father was Albert Croft (1871)
* His father was Albert Croft (1845)
* His father was James Croft (1801)
* His father was Matthew Croft (1741)
* His father was John Croft (1706) and he also had Thomas Croft (1736)
* He had Matthew Croft (1793)
* He had Ann Croft (1834) who married Thomas Bell (1833)
* They had Elizabeth Bell (1860) who married Thomas Atkinson (1859)
* They had Martha Atkinson (1892) who married Septimus Hunter (1888)
* They had Elizabeth Hunter (1916) who married George Heptinstall (1911)
* His father was Alan Heptinstll (1877) who married Harriet Evans (1881)
* Her father was William Evans (1845)
* His father was John Evans (1821) and he also had Josiah Evans (1851) who married Mary Davis (1848)
* Her father was Thomas Davis (c1805) and he also had Joseph Davies (1852)
* He had George Arthur Davies (1894)
* He had Colin Davies (1925)
* He had me Robyn Bray (nee Davies) 1950

Edgar married someone Aelfthryth. (Aelfthryth was born circa 945 in Lydford Castle, Devon England and died in 1002.)


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