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Gewis

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Son of Wigg and Unknown Wife
Husband of Unknown Wife
Father of Esla of Saxony

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Gewis appears in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as the son of Wig and a descendant of Woden. He is also described as the father of Esla, the father of Elesa, the father of Cerdic of Wessex who invaded Britain and founded the kingdom of Wessex. That an earlier pedigree of the kings of Bernicia is very similar, except that it has Bernic, eponymous ancestors of the Bernicians, in the same place as the later Wessex pedigree substitutes Gewis, eponymous ancestor of the Gewisse or West Saxons, has led to the suggestion that the later Wessex pedigree may have been modified from that of the Bernicians. -------------------- Gewis (?) (1)

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    Gewis (?) is the son of Brond (?). (1)

Child of Gewis (?)

-1. Elesa (?)+

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http://www.thepeerage.com/p10264.htm#i102638 -------------------- Gewis appears in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as the son of Wig and a descendant of Woden. He is also described as the father of Esla, the father of Elesa, the father of Cerdic of Wessex who invaded Britain and founded the kingdom of Wessex. That an earlier pedigree of the kings of Bernicia is very similar, except that it has Bernic, eponymous ancestors of the Bernicians, in the same place as the later Wessex pedigree substitutes Gewis, eponymous ancestor of the Gewisse or West Saxons, has led to the suggestion that the later Wessex pedigree may have been modified from that of the Bernicians. -------------------- WIKIPEDIA: Gewis appears in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as the son of Wig and a descendant of Woden. He is also described as the father of Esla, the father of Elesa, the father of Cerdic of Wessex who invaded Britain and founded the kingdom of Wessex. He is consequently the reason why Cerdic's clan was called the Gewissas.

References and external links • The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle at Project Gutenberg - Public domain copy. Preceded by

Wig Ancestor of the kings of Wessex Succeeded by Esla

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  1. Title: Dynasties of the World: a chronological and genealogical handbook
     Abbrev: Dynasties of the World
     Author: John E. Morby
     Publication: Oxford University Press, 1989
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     Media: Book
     Note: University of Georgia Library
     Date: 1989
     Place: Oxford, Oxfordshire, U.K.
     Date: 1 Mar 2007
     Page: 66
  2. Title: WIKIPEDIA
     Publication: www
     Date: 1 Jan 2008
     Page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gewis 

-------------------- other names Gewesuis,Giurs, A Pagan King West Saxon ,Germany.

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Gewis's Timeline

410
410
Ancient Saxony,Northern,,Germany
411
411
Ancient Saxony, , Northern, Germany
1911
June 20, 1911
June 20, 1911
1927
October 21, 1927
October 21, 1927
1953
December 18, 1953
December 18, 1953
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