Ecgfrið, King of Northumbria

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Ecgfrith, King of Northumbria

Birthplace: Northumbria,,,
Death: Died in Nechtansmere,Forfarshire,,Scotland
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Son of Ōswīg Northumbria, King of Northumbria and Eanflæd Edwinsdatter verch Rhoeth
Husband of Saint Etheldreda, Abbess Of St. Audrey and Eormenburg
Brother of Alchflaed; Ælfwine, Sub-king in Deira; Osfrith and Osthryth
Half brother of Ealdfrið, King of Northumbria

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About Ecgfrið, King of Northumbria

Son of Oswy an Anglo-Saxon King of Northumbria, he succeeded as King when his father

died. Ecgfrith gave land at the mouth of the River Wear (what we now call

Monkwearmouth in Sunderland) in 674 and land at Jarrow in 681 to a monk, Benedict

Biscop, for monasteries to be built. The remains of those monasteries (St. Peter’s,

Monkwearmouth and St. Paul’s, Jarrow) survive today. Ecgfrith’s first wife was Etheldreda.


Ecgfrið, King of Northumbria (1)

M, #150296, b. 645, d. 20 May 685

Last Edited=26 Oct 2007

Consanguinity Index=3.13%

    Ecgfrið, King of Northumbria was born in 645. (3) He was the son of Oswiu, King of Northumbria and Eanflæd (?). (1), (2) He married, firstly, Æthelthryth (?), daughter of Anna, King of the East Angles, circa 667. (3) He married, secondly, Iurminburg (?), daughter of unknown (?), before 678. (3) 

He died on 20 May 685, killed in action. (3)

    Ecgfrið, King of Northumbria succeeded to the title of King Ecgfrið of Northumbria between 21 May 670 and 17 September 670. (1)

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Age 15
May 20, 685
Age 40