Person:Edith of Polesworth (1)

Edith of Polesworth
b.perhaps bet 895 - 902
d.15 July
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Name Edith of Polesworth
Alt Name Eadgyth
Gender Female
Birth[4] perhaps bet 895 - 902
Death[3][7] 15 July Pollesbury
Reference Number? Q2162436?
Reference Number?  Speculative family?: Sigtrygg Unknown and Unknown (1) 
Burial[4] Tamworth, Staffordshire, England

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Saint Edith of Polesworth (also known as Editha or Eadgyth) is an obscure Anglo-Saxon abbess associated with Polesworth (Warwickshire) and Tamworth (Staffordshire) in Mercia. Her historical identity and floruit are uncertain. Some late sources make her a daughter of King Edward the Elder, while other sources claim she is the daughter of Egbert of Wessex. Her feast day is 15 July.

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  1.   Edith of Polesworth, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Saint Edith (?), in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3. Eadweard (Edward) "the Elder", in Baldwin, Stewart, and Todd Farmerie. The Henry Project (King Henry II ): Ancestors of King Henry II.

    Baldwin notes that there is doubt about her name, given that Eadweard already had another daughter named Eadgyth. He has it as uncertain whether her mother was Ecgwynn or Ælfflæd.

  4. 4.0 4.1 EADGYTH , in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  5.   Earle, John (ed.), and Charles (ed.) Plummer. Two of the Saxon Chronicles Parallel. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1892), p. 57.

    A source that a sister of Æthelstan married Sihtric:

    MS D (925) "Her Æþelstan cyning & Sihtric Norðhymbra cyng heo gesamnodon æt Tameweorðþige. iii. k. Februarius. & Æþelstan his sweostor him forgeaf."

  6.   Thorpe, Benjamin. Florentii Wigorniensis. (London: Sumptibus Societatis, 1848), p. 124,p. 129.

    William of Malmesbury is not sure of her name.

  7. Roger of Wendover. Flowers of History. (London: Henry G. Bohn, 1849), p. 925.