Family:Ælfred of Wessex and Ealhswith of Mercia (1)

Facts and Events
Marriage[8][9][10] 868 Mercia, England
Children
BirthDeath
1.
abt 870
2.
abt 0872
3.
 
perhaps abt 896
4.
abt 877
7 Jun 929
5.
abt 0880
16 Oct 0922
References
  1.   Mike Ashley, (i)British Kings & Queens: A Complete Biographical Encyclopedia of the Kings & Queens of Great Britain(/i) (New York, NY: Barnes.
  2.   (MCS2)The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, 2nd ed, p.123, Line 161.
  3.   Weis, Frederick Lewis; Walter Lee Sheppard; and David Faris. Ancestral roots of certain American colonists, who came to America before 1700: the lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their descendants. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 7th Edition c1992), p. 142.
  4.   Denis R. Reid. Royal Genealogies DB. (Name: 149 Kimrose Lane, Broadview Heights, OH 44147-1258;).

    No date/place

  5.   Stemmata Illustria. (Name: 1825;).

    no date/place

  6.   G.P. Baker. Fighting Kings of Wessex. (Name: Combined Books, Conshohocken, PA 1996;).

    m 868, no place

  7.   Weis, Frederick Lewis; Walter Lee Sheppard; and David Faris. Ancestral roots of certain American colonists, who came to America before 1700: the lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and some of their descendants. (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Pub. Co., 7th Edition c1992), line 1 pp 1-4.

    no place

  8. Asser, and William Henry (ed.) Stevenson. Asser's Life of King Alfred. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1904), pp. 23-24.

    Anno Dominicae Incarnationis DCCCLXVIII, nativitatis Ælfredi regis vigesimo, idem ipse praefatus ac venerabilis Ælfred rex, secundarii tamen tunc ordine fretus, uxorem de Mercia, nobilem scilicet genere, filiam Aethelredi Gainorum comitis, qui cognaminabatur Mucill, subarravit et duxit.

  9. Asser, and William Henry (ed.) Stevenson. Asser's Life of King Alfred. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1904), p. 54.

    Cum ergo nuptias honorabiliter in Mercia factas...

  10. Biography on Wikipedia, in Wikipedia, [[1]], found 2016, Secondary quality.

    In 868, Alfred married Ealhswith, daughter of a Mercian nobleman, Æthelred Mucil, Ealdorman of the Gaini. The Gaini were probably one of the tribal groups of the Mercians. Ealhswith's mother, Eadburh, was a member of the Mercian royal family.[113]
    They had five or six children together, including Edward the Elder, who succeeded his father as king, Æthelflæd, who became Lady (ruler) of the Mercians in her own right, and Ælfthryth who married Baldwin II the Count of Flanders. His mother was Osburga daughter of Oslac of the Isle of Wight, Chief Butler of England. Asser, in his Vita Ælfredi asserts that this shows his lineage from the Jutes of the Isle of Wight. This is unlikely as Bede tells us that they were all slaughtered by the Saxons under Cædwalla. In 2008 the skeleton of Queen Eadgyth, granddaughter of Alfred the Great was found in Magdeburg Cathedral in Germany. It was confirmed in 2010 that these remains belong to her — one of the earliest members of the English royal family.[114]
    Osferth was described as a relative in King Alfred's will and he attested charters in a high position until 934. A charter of King Edward's reign described him as the king's brother, "mistakenly" according to Keynes and Lapidge, but in the view of Janet Nelson, he probably was an illegitimate son of King Alfred