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  • ID: I35345
  • Name: Aelgifu
  • Sex: F
  • Note:
    Barlow, Lundie W, The Antecedents of Earl Godwine of Wessex, NEHGR v111 (Jan 1957) pp30-38.

    Burke, Sir John Bernard, Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage Baronetage and Knightage. 99th edition. London: Burke's Peerage, 1949. Available at

    Paget, Gerald, The Lineage and Ancestry of H.R.H. Prince Charles, Prince of Wales. London: Charles Skilton Ltd, 1977. Nypl ARF+ 78-835.

    Schwennicke, Detlev, ed., Europaische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der europaischen Staaten, New Series. II: Die Ausserdeutschen Staaten Die Regierenden Hauser der Ubrigen Staaten Europas. Marburg: Verlag von J. A. Stargardt, 1984.

    Weir, Alison, Britain's Royal Families, The Complete Genealogy, London: Bodley Head, 1989. Nypl ARF 89-26908
  • Note:
    had grants of two estates from King Edgar in 966, and in both instances was called his kinswoman [Ref: Barlow Godwine p35]

    may have been the young wife divorced from King Eadwig in 958 by the Archbishop Oda because of too close kinship [Ref: Barlow Godwine p35]

    held Risborough, which had been confirmed to her grandfather Aethelfrith in 903 and was held in the time of King Edward by Earl Harold, and Wing in Buckinghamshire, likewise a later possession of Harold's. Hwaetaedune, may have been identical to Hwituntune confirmed to her father Eadric in 925. [Ref: Barlow Godwine p35]

    will 966-975, gave Berkhamstead in Hertfordshie to Aelfweard, Aethelweard, and Aelfwaru in common for their lives, with reversion to the Old Minister at Winchester [Ref: Barlow Godwine p35]
  • Birth:
  • Note:
    Sources for this Information:
    parents: [Ref: Barlow Godwine p35]
  • Death: Sep 959 in Gloucester
  • Note:
    Sources for this Information:
    date: [Ref: ES II #78, Weir RoyalFam p18]
    abt Sep 959 [Ref: Paget HRHCharles p7], place: [Ref: Weir RoyalFam p18]

    Father: Eadric Ealdorman
    Mother: Aethelgifu

    Marriage 1 Edwy King Of England b: Abt 941
    • Married:
    • Note:
      Sources for this Information:
      divorced: [Ref: ES II #78]
      grounds of consanguinity [Ref: Barlow Godwine p35, Paget HRHCharles p7], names: [Ref: Barlow Godwine p35, Burke Peerage ccli, ES II #78, Paget HRHCharles p7]
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