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Ælflæd

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bernicia, Northumberland, England
Death: Died in Abbey St Peters, Ghent, Belgium
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ealdred FitzUchtred, Earl of Northumbria & Bernicia and Ædgina Bernicia, Countess of Northumberland & Bernicia
Wife of Siward Bjornsson and Siward Biornsson, Earl of Northumbria
Mother of Waltheof, Earl of Northumbria; Sybil FitzSiward, Queen and Osbeorn Bulax
Sister of Ældgyth; Elfenda de Northumbria; Ælflæd and Etheldritha

Occupation: Countess
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About Ælflæd

Siward (Sigurd) entrenched his position in northern England by marrying Ælfflæd, the daughter of Ealdred, Earl of Bamburgh.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siward,_Earl_of_Northumbria

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Ælfflæd, Siward's wife

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SIWARD (-York 26 Mar 1055, bur Galmanho Monastery [=York St Mary's][374]). The Vita et Passio Waldevi Comitis names “Siuuardus” as son of “Beorn cognomento Beresune…filius ursi…Dacus natione”[375]. A Dane, he may have come to England with the invasion of Knud of Denmark in 1015. He was recognised as Earl of Northumbria after the murder of his wife's uncle in 1041[376]. The Annales Dunelmenses record that "comes Siward" invaded Scotland with a large army in 1046 and briefly expelled "rege Macbeod", the king recovering his realm when Siward withdrew[377]. He actively supported Edward "the Confessor" King of England against Earl Godwin and his sons in 1051. The Annales Dunelmenses record that "Siwardus" put "Macbeth" to flight in 1054 and installed "Malcolmum rege" in the following year[378].

m ÆLFLED, daughter of EALDRED Earl of Northumbria & his [first/second] wife ---. Simeon of Durham names "Elfleda daughter of Earl Aldred" as wife of Siward and mother of Waltheof[379]. Siward & his wife had two children:

i) OSBEORN (-killed in battle 27 Jul 1054). The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. He was killed fighting King Macbeth of Scotland with his father.

ii) WALTHEOF (-executed St Giles's Hill, Winchester 31 May 1076, bur Crowland Abbey383). Florence of Worcester records that "Waltheofum Siwardi ducis filius" went with King William to Normandy 21 Feb [1067][380]. Simeon of Durham records that "Waltheu the son of earl Siward…by Elfleda daughter of Earl Aldred" was installed as Earl of Northumberland after the earldom was confiscated from Gospatrick [in 1072][381]. His parentage is recorded by Roger of Hoveden[382]. Matthew of Paris specifies that he was the son of Siward, of Danish origin[383]. Earl of Huntingdonshire and Northamptonshire [1065].

see EARLS of HUNTINGDON.

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Ealdred, Earl of Bamburgh

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Ealdred was Earl of Bernicia from 1020/25 until his murder in 1038. He was the son of Uhtred, Earl of Northumbria, who was murdered by Thurbrand the Hold in 1016 with the connivance of Canute. Ealdred's mother was Ecgfrida, daughter of Aldhun, bishop of Durham.

Ealdred succeeded his uncle Eadwulf Cudel as Earl of Bernicia in 1020/25, and some time probably in the mid 1020s he killed Thurbrand in revenge for his father's death. In 1038 Ealdred was murdered by Thurbrand's son, Carl. He was succeeded as Earl of Bernicia by his brother, another Eadwulf, who was murdered by King Harthacanute in 1041.

Ealdred's daughter, Aelfflaed, was the first wife of Siward, Earl of Northumbria and her son, and Ealdred's grandson, was Waltheof, Earl of Northumbria.

[edit]Sources

Fletcher, Richard. Bloodfeud: Murder and Revenge in Anglo-Saxon England. Allen Lane 2002. -------------------- See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p63.htm#i8097 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm )

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Ælflæd's Timeline

1009
1009
Northumberland, England
1031
1031
Bernicia, Northumberland, England
1038
1038
Age 7
Northumberland, England
1039
1039
Age 8
Scotland
1045
1045
Age 14
England
1049
1049
Age 18
Abbey St Peters, Ghent, Belgium
1941
January 9, 1941
Age 18
January 9, 1941
Age 18
April 4, 1941
Age 18
HAWAI
April 4, 1941
Age 18