Person:Eadburh Fadburn (5)

Eadburh _____
d.Bef 893
Facts and Events
Name Eadburh _____
Alt Name Eadburga _____, of Mercia
Gender Female
Marriage WFT Est 816-867 to Æthelred 'Mucel' _____, Ealdorman of the Gaini
Birth[5] 830 Mercia,,,EnglandCitation needed
Death[3] Bef 893
Other? Speculative parents?: Wigmund Mercia and Elfleda De Mercia (2) 
Reference Number? Q20056457?

Disputed Relationships

That Eadburh was a daughter of Wigmund appears to be purely conjectural. Weir speculates that she was a daughter of Coenwulf. (There is some evidence that Eadburh's son Æthelwulf was related to Coenwulf.)

  1.   Eadburga, Princess of Mercia, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  2.   Eadburh, in Baldwin, Stewart, and Todd Farmerie. The Henry Project (King Henry II ): Ancestors of King Henry II.
  3. Asser, and William Henry (ed.) Stevenson. Asser's Life of King Alfred. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1904)
    p. 24.

    Asser notes that he had known Eadburh personally, and that she was dead at the time of his writing (893). ("...Eadburh nominabatur, de regali genere Merciorum regis; quam nos ipsi propriis oculorum nostrorum obtutibus non paucis ante obitum suum annis frequenter vidimus, venerabilis scilicet femina, <quae> per multos annos post obitum viri sui castissima vidua leto tenus permansit.")

  4.   Eadburg 6 (Female), in The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England.
  5. There is no known source giving a birth place or date for Eadburg.