Ealdhun (950 - 1018) MP

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Birthplace: Durham, England
Death: Died in England
Occupation: 1st Bishop of Durham, Last Bishop of Lindisfarne
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About Ealdhun

Aldhun of Durham (born circa 959, died 1018), also known as Ealdhun, was the last Bishop of Lindisfarne and the first Bishop of Durham. He was of "noble descent."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldhun_of_Durham

Since the late 9th century the See of Lindisfarne was based in Chester-le-Street because of constant attacks from invading Danes. However in 994 the King of England had paid a Danegeld (protection money) to the King of Denmark and the King of Norway in return for peace. The pay-off worked and there followed a period of freedom from Viking raids. This encouraged Aldhun to return the remains of Saint Cuthbert to their original resting place at Lindisfarne, and to reinstate the See there.[citation needed]

En route to their destination however Aldhun claimed to have received a vision from Saint Cuthbert saying that the saint's remains should be laid to rest at Durham. The monks detoured then to Durham, and the title Bishop of Lindisfarne was transferred to Bishop of Durham. The removal of the see from Chester-le-Street to Durham took place in 995. Symeon of Durham is the main source for the moving of the see, and he states that Uchtred the Bold helped the monks clear the site of the new cathedral, which was consecrated in 998.

Aldhun was a bishop for 24 years, which puts his death in 1018 or 1019. He was said to have died of heartbreak because of the defeat of the Northumbrians by the Scots at the battle of Carham.

Aldhun's daughter Ecgfrida married first Uchtred the Bold who was Earl of Northumbria from 1006 to 1016. After he repudiated her, she married a northern thegn Kilvert. The marriage probably took place close to the time when Uchtred helped her father move the see to Durham. Their son Ealdred was the grandfather of Waltheof earl of Northumbria.

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Aldhun of Durham (born circa 959, died 1018), also know as Ealdhun, was the last Bishop of Lindisfarne and the first Bishop of Durham. He was of "noble descent."

Since the late 9th century the See of Lindisfarne was based in Chester-le-Street because of constant attacks from invading Danes. However in 994 the King of England had paid a Danegeld (protection money) to the King of Denmark and the King of Norway in return for peace. The pay-off worked and there followed a period of freedom from Viking raids. This encouraged Aldhun to return the remains of Saint Cuthbert to their original resting place at Lindisfarne, and to reinstate the See there.

En route to their destination however Aldhun claimed to have received a vision from Saint Cuthbert saying that the saint's remains should be laid to rest at Durham. The monks detoured then to Durham, and the title Bishop of Lindisfarne was transferred to Bishop of Durham. The removal of the see from Chester-le-Street to Durham took place in 995. Symeon of Durham is the main source for the moving of the see, and he states that Uchtred the Bold helped the monks clear the site of the new cathedral, which was consecrated in 998.

Aldhun was a bishop for 24 years, which puts his death in 1018 or 1019. He was said to have died of heartbreak because of the defeat of the Northumbrians by the Scots at the battle of Carham.

Aldhun's daughter Ecgfrida married first Uchtred the Bold who was Earl of Northumbria from 1006 to 1016. After he repudiated her, she married a northern thegn Kilvert. The marriage probably took place close to the time when Uchtred helped her father move the see to Durham. Their son Ealdred was the grandfather of Waltheof earl of Northumbria. -------------------- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldhun_of_Durham -------------------- Aldhun of Durham (born circa 959, died 1018), also know as Ealdhun, was the last Bishop of Lindisfarne and the first Bishop of Durham. He was of "noble descent."

Since the late 9th century the See of Lindisfarne was based in Chester-le-Street because of constant attacks from invading Danes. However in 994 the King of England had paid a Danegeld (protection money) to the King of Denmark and the King of Norway in return for peace. The pay-off worked and there followed a period of freedom from Viking raids. This encouraged Aldhun to return the remains of Saint Cuthbert to their original resting place at Lindisfarne, and to reinstate the See there.

En route to their destination however Aldhun claimed to have received a vision from Saint Cuthbert saying that the saint's remains should be laid to rest at Durham. The monks detoured then to Durham, and the title Bishop of Lindisfarne was transferred to Bishop of Durham. The removal of the see from Chester-le-Street to Durham took place in 995. Symeon of Durham is the main source for the moving of the see, and he states that Uchtred the Bold helped the monks clear the site of the new cathedral, which was consecrated in 998.

Aldhun was a bishop for 24 years, which puts his death in 1018 or 1019. He was said to have died of heartbreak because of the defeat of the Northumbrians by the Scots at the battle of Carham.

Aldhun's daughter Ecgfrida married first Uchtred the Bold who was Earl of Northumbria from 1006 to 1016. After he repudiated her, she married a northern thegn Kilvert. The marriage probably took place close to the time when Uchtred helped her father move the see to Durham. Their son Ealdred was the grandfather of Waltheof earl of Northumbria. -------------------- Aldhun of Durham (c. 959 – 1018), also known as Ealdhun, was the last Bishop of Lindisfarne and the first Bishop of Durham.[1] He was of "noble descent."[2]

Since the late 9th century the See of Lindisfarne was based in Chester-le-Street because of constant attacks from invading Danes. However in 994 the King of England had paid a Danegeld (protection money) to the King of Denmark and the King of Norway in return for peace. The pay-off worked and there followed a period of freedom from Viking raids. This encouraged Aldhun to return the remains of Saint Cuthbert to their original resting place at Lindisfarne, and to reinstate the See there.[citation needed]

En route to their destination however Aldhun claimed to have received a vision from Saint Cuthbert saying that the saint's remains should be laid to rest at Durham. The monks detoured then to Durham, and the title Bishop of Lindisfarne was transferred to Bishop of Durham.[3] The removal of the see from Chester-le-Street to Durham took place in 995.[4] Symeon of Durham is the main source for the moving of the see, and he states that Uchtred the Bold helped the monks clear the site of the new cathedral, which was consecrated in 998.[5]

Aldhun was a bishop for 24 years, which puts his death in 1018 or 1019.[4] He was said to have died of heartbreak because of the defeat of the Northumbrians by the Scots at the battle of Carham.[3]

Aldhun's daughter Ecgfrida married first Uchtred the Bold who was Earl of Northumbria from 1006 to 1016. After he repudiated her, she married a northern thegn Kilvert.[5] The marriage probably took place close to the time when Uchtred helped her father move the see to Durham. Their son Ealdred was the grandfather of Waltheof earl of Northumbria.[6] -------------------- He is also known as Aldhun, the last Bishop of Lindisfarne and the first Bishop of Durham.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldhun_of_Durham for considerably more information.

Also see "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p142.htm#i16202 )

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

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

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Ealdhun, Bishop of Durham's Timeline

950
950
Durham, England
985
985
Age 35
Northumberlandshire, UK
1018
1018
Age 68
England