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Ealdred FitzUchtred, Earl of Northumbria & Bernicia

Also Known As: "Ealdred of Bernicia", "Earl of Northumbria", "Earl of Bamburgh", "EAldred /of Bernicia/ Lord of Bamburgh", "EAldred of Bernicia /Earl of Northumbria/"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Bamburgh Castle, Northumberlandshire, UK
Death: Died in Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Cause of death: murdered in Risewood forest by Thurbrand's son (He'd killed Thurbrand for killing his father)
Place of Burial: Northumberlandshire, UK
Immediate Family:

Son of Uchtred "the Bold", Earl of Northumbria and Ecgfrida
Husband of Ædgina, Countess of Northumberland & Bernicia
Father of Ælflæd; Ældgyth; Ælflæd and Etheldritha
Brother of Ecfrida
Half brother of Eadwulf; Gospatrick; Ealdgyth; Dunning de Lathom, Earl of Lathom; Alfled III Northumberland and 2 others

Occupation: Earl of Northumbria, Earl de Bernícia
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Immediate Family

About Ealdred FitzUchtred, Earl of Northumbria & Bernicia

Ealdred was Earl of Bernicia

Parents: Uchtred, Earl of Northumbria & Ecgfrida, daughter of Aldhun, bishop of Durham.

LINKS

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLAND,%20AngloSaxon%20nobility.htm#UhtredNorthumbriadied1016

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ealdred,_Earl_of_Bamburgh

MEDIEVAL LANDS

EALDRED (-murdered Risewood 1039). Simeon of Durham names "Aldred, Eadulf and Cospatric" as the three sons of "Uchtred", stating that "Aldred" succeeded his paternal uncle Eadulf Cudel in Northumbria[411]. He is named as son of Uhtred by Roger of Hoveden, first of the three sons he lists[412]. He succeeded his paternal uncle as Earl of Northumbria. Simeon of Durham records that Ealdred killed "the murderer Thurebrand" to avenge his father, made peace with "Carl the son of Thurebrand", but the latter killed "Aldred" in "the wood called Risewood"[413].

m ---. The name of Ealdred's wife is not known.

Ealdred & his wife had five children:

a) ÆLFLED . Simeon of Durham names "Elfleda daughter of Earl Aldred" as wife of Siward and mother of Waltheof[414]. She is named daughter of Ealdred by Roger of Hoveden, who also records her marriage[415]. Simeon of Durham's Account of the Siege of Durham records that "Earl Aldred was the father of five daughters, three of whom bore the same name Ælfleda, the fourth…Aldgitha and the fifth Etheldritha", specifying that "one of these Ælfledas married earl Siward by whom she became the mother of Waltheof"[416].

m SIWARD, son of --- (-York 26 Mar 1055). He was recognised as Earl of Northumbria in 1041, in succession to his wife's uncle.

b) ÆLFLED . Simeon of Durham's Account of the Siege of Durham records that "Earl Aldred was the father of five daughters, three of whom bore the same name Ælfleda, the fourth…Aldgitha and the fifth Etheldritha"[417].

c) ÆLFLED . Simeon of Durham's Account of the Siege of Durham records that "Earl Aldred was the father of five daughters, three of whom bore the same name Ælfleda, the fourth…Aldgitha and the fifth Etheldritha"[418].

d) ÆLDGYTH . Simeon of Durham names "Algitha daughter of earl Aldred" as wife of "Ligulf", when recording the latter's murder[419]. Roger of Hoveden names her and her father, as well as her husband and two sons[420]. Simeon of Durham's Account of the Siege of Durham records that "Earl Aldred was the father of five daughters, three of whom bore the same name Ælfleda, the fourth…Aldgitha and the fifth Etheldritha"[421].

m LIULF, son of --- (-murdered 1080). Simeon of Durham records that "Ligulf a noble and good thane" was murdered[422]. Resident of Durham, he was friends with Walcher and was murdered by Gilbert sheriff of Northumberland[423]. Liulf & his wife had two children:

i) UHTRED . Simeon of Durham names "Uchthred and Morckar" as the two sons of "Ligulf" & his wife[424].

m ---. The name of Uhtred's wife is not known. Uhtred & his wife had [one possible child]:

(a) [LIULF . "…Lyulf filio Uchtredi…" witnessed the charter dated to [1120] under which "David comes filius Malcolmi Regis Scottorum" founded the abbey of Selkirk[425]. While no proof has been found that Liulf was the son of Uhtred, son of Liulf, this is probable because of the common use of the unusual name "Liulf".]

ii) MORCAR . Simeon of Durham names "Uchthred and Morckar" as the two sons of "Ligulf" & his wife, stating that Morcar was educated by the monks of Jarrow[426].

e) ETHELDREDA . Simeon of Durham's Account of the Siege of Durham records that "Earl Aldred was the father of five daughters, three of whom bore the same name Ælfleda, the fourth…Aldgitha and the fifth Etheldritha"[427]. Simeon of Durham's Account of the Siege of Durham records the marriage of "Etheldritha, one of the five daughters of earl Aldred" and "a certain thane of Yorkshire called Orm the son of Gamel"[428].

m ORM, son of GAMEL & his wife ---. Orm & his wife had one child:

i) ECGFRIDA . Simeon of Durham's Account of the Siege of Durham names "Ecgfrida" as the daughter of "Etheldritha, one of the five daughters of earl Aldred" and "…Orm the son of Gamel", recording that she married "Eilsi of Tees…who took possession of Bermetun and Skirningheim by hereditary right" by whom she was mother of "Waltheof and his two brothers and Eda their sister"[429].

m EILSI, son of ---.

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WIKIPEDIA (Eng)

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

Sources

   * Fletcher, Richard. Bloodfeud: Murder and Revenge in Anglo-Saxon England. Allen Lane 2002.

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From http://www.rpi.edu/~holmes/Hobbies/Genealogy/ps06/ps06_060.htm

Alfred of Bernicia of the Ancient kingdom of Anglia in 6th Century. Loc.

between the Tyre and Forth. Capital at Bamborough. United with Deira to

form kingdom of Northumbria.

Aldred's mother is one of the first two wives of Uchtred: (1) Ecgthryth, dau. of Aldhun (Bishop of Durham), or (2) Sigen,

dau. of Styr (Ulf's son).

The Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria was originally just a coastal strip on the North-east coast ov Britain. Between the sixth and eighth centuries it expanded until it stretched from the east coast to the west coast, and from the River Humber to the Firth of Forth. Northumbria was made up of two seperate kingdoms, Diera in the south and Bernicia in the north. Sometimes these kingdoms were ruled by two seperate kings, sometimes by one. This division also led to many civil wars in Northumbria. Northumbria suffered heavily in the Viking invasions, and the Kingdom of Diera formed the nucleus of Viking Northumbria.

-------------------- 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. -------------------- 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, Karl. He was succeeded as Earl of Bernicia by his brother, another Eadwulf, who was murdered by King Harthacanute in 1041.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ealdred,_Earl_of_Bernicia for more information.

Also see "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p340.htm#i11351 )

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

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

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLAND,%20AngloSaxon%20nobility.htm#UhtredNorthumbriadied1016 --------------------



Notes ◦Ealdred, son of Uhtred by Ecgfrida daughter of Bishop Ealdun, succeeded to the earldom of the Northumbrians alone and killed Thurbrand, his father's murderer. Carl, the son of Thurbrand, and Earl Ealdred were distressed by these shocking events. He and Ealdred tried to ambush each other at every opportunity but were finally brought to agreement by the intervention of friends. Indeed, they became so friendly that they decided to go to Rome together as sworn brothers. But held up by a lengthy storm at sea they abandoned the proposed journey and returned home. Carl received the earl into his home with befitting magnificence. But after this show of conviviality, while he (Carl) was escorting him - suspecting no evil - apparently to show him honour, he killed him in a wood called Risewood and still today the place of his murder is marked by a small stone cross.

Earl Ealdred had five daughters. of whom three were called Aelfflaed. the fourth Ealdgyth. and the fifth Aetheldryth. From one of these Aelfflaeds, Earl Siward fathered Earl Waltheof
And because this Aelfflaed was a countess, since she was the daughter of Earl Ealdred who was the son of Earl Uhtred and the daughter of Bishop Ealdun, she claimed the aforesaid lands as hers by hereditary right - Barmpton. Skirningham. Elton, Carlton. School Aycliffe, and Monk Heselden which Earl Siward, her husband, gave her; and he gave to his son the earldom of the Northumbrians, just as W al theof' s grandfather. Earl Ealdred, had held it. After the death of Earl Siward and Countess Aelfflaed, war erupted and these lands were devastated. A long time after, Arkil son of Eegfrith, who was mentioned earlier and who had married Sigrid daughter of Kilvert and Ecgfrida, daughter of Bishop Ealdun, seized these devastated lands for himself and settled down on them. When his wife Sigrid died, he gave to St Cuthbert, Monk Heselden, School Aycliffe, and Carlton which the church still possesses. Arkil, son of Fridegist, Earl Eadulf, and Arkil, son of Ecgfrith all had Sigrid as a wife. Afterwards, King William came to England and Arkil fled into exile. And so that land lay waste once more. Later, a thegn from Yorkshire, called Orm, son of Camel, married Actheldryth, one of the five daughters of Earl Ealdred, and they had a daughter called Ecgfrida, who by Aelfsige of Tees had a son, Waltheof, two other sons, and a daughter, Eda. Because Ecgfrida was descended from Ealdred and the daughter of Bishop Ealdun. she claimed hereditary right and with her husband, Aelfsige, seized Barmpton and Skirningham.'
[A Study of Marriage and Murder in Eleventh-century Northumbria:Issue 82 By Christopher J. Morris]

 
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Ealdred FitzUchtred, Earl of Northumbria & Bernicia's Timeline

961
961
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1007
Northumberlandshire, UK
1031
1031
Age 24
Bernicia, Northumberland, England
1035
1035
Age 28
1038
1038
Age 31
Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
1038
Age 31
Northumberlandshire, UK
1932
October 5, 1932
Age 31
December 21, 1932
Age 31
1993
May 15, 1993
Age 31
June 3, 1993
Age 31