Elfrida Elswitha (876 - 968) MP

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Birthplace: Kent, England
Death: Died in England?
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About Elfrida Elswitha

Wife of Sigehelm, Lord of Meopham, Cooling and Kent

mother of Eadgifu, third wife of Edward 'the Elder'.

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/ENGLAND,%20AngloSaxon%20nobility.htm#EadgifuM3EdwardWessex

Chapter 8. Family of EADGIFU, third wife of EDWARD King of WESSEX

1. SIGEHELM (-killed in battle before 959). Lord of Meopham, Cooling and Lenham in Kent.

m ---. The name of Sigehelm's wife is not known. Sigehelm & his wife had one child:

a) EADGIFU (-26 Aug 968, bur Canterbury Cathedral). Eadgifu recited her title to land at Cooling by charter dated 959 which names her father Sigelm and records that he was killed in battle[482]. "Eadgifu regis mater" subscribed charters of Kings Edmund and Eadred between 940 and 953[483]. King Eadred granted land in Berkshire to "Aedgyfu regis mater" in 945[484]. King Eadred granted land at Felpham, Sussex to "Eadgifu famula dei matri mee" by charter dated 953[485]. She appears to have supported her grandson Edgar against Eadwig in 957, the latter depriving her of her property. "Eadgifu hil ealdan moder/predicti regis aua" subscribed charters of King Edgar dated [959/63] and 966[486].

m (920) as his third wife, EDWARD "the Elder" King of Wessex, son of ALFRED King of Wessex & his wife Ealhswith ([872]-Farndon-on-Dee near Chester 17 Jul 924, bur Winchester Cathedral).

Possible relative, the precise relationship is not known:

2. BRYHTHELM (-after 960).

Bishop of Winchester.

King Edgar granted property at Bishopstoke, Hampshire to "Brithhelm bishop mihique consanguinitatis nexu copulato" by charter dated 960[487].

Although the precise relationship between the king and the bishop is not known, it is most likely that it was through the king's mother.

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B: Abt 0876 Of, , Kent, England

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Kent, England
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Age 92
England?