Person:Edith of Wilton (1)

Edith of Wilton
d.15 Sep 984
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Name Edith of Wilton
Alt Name[3] Eadgifu
Alt Name[4] Eadgyth
Gender Female
Birth[1] 961 Kemsing, Kent, England
Death[6] 15 Sep 984
Reference Number? Q629117?
Burial[1] Wiltshire, EnglandWilton Abbey

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Edith of Wilton (961-15 September 984) (also known as Eadgyth, her name in Old English, or as Editha or Ediva, the Latinised forms of her name) was an English nun, a daughter of King Edgar of England (born 943, died 975; ruled 959-975) The Peaceful. She was born at Kemsing, Kent, in 961. Following her death in 984, she became the patron saint of her community at Wilton Abbey in Wiltshire and churches were dedicated to her in Wiltshire and in other parts of Anglo-Saxon England. Her biography was written by Goscelin and her feast day is on 16 September.

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  4. Eadgar, in Baldwin, Stewart, and Todd Farmerie. The Henry Project (King Henry II ): Ancestors of King Henry II.
  5.   Eadgyth 4 (Female), in The Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England.
  6. Searle, William George. Anglo-Saxon bishops, kings and nobles, the succession of the bishops and the pedigrees of the kings and nobles. (Cambridge: University Press in Cambridge, 1899), p. 347.