Ealdhun, Bishop of Durham

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Ealdhun

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Durham, Northumberland, England
Death: Died in Durham,England
Immediate Family:

Father of Ecgfrida and Aegdina de Durham

Occupation: 1st Bishop of Durham, Last Bishop of Lindisfarne, Acceded to the see of Duham in 995
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About Ealdhun, Bishop of Durham

Symeon of Durham. De obsessione Dunelmi (late 11th or early 12th century) says:

"'Ecgfritha, the daughter of bishop Ealdhun, whom earl Uchtred sent away, became the wife of a certain thegn in Yorkshire, namely, Kilvert, son of Ligwulf; their daughter, Sigrida, became the wife of Arkil, son of Ecgfrith, and she bore him a son named Gospatric.'" (Source: Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England)


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.


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

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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."

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


Aldhun of Durham (died 1018 or 1019), also known as Ealdhun, was the last Bishop of Lindisfarne (based at Chester-le-Street)[1] and the first Bishop of Durham.[2] He was of "noble descent".[3]

Since the late 9th century the see of Lindisfarne was based at Chester-le-Street because of constant attacks from invading Danes. However, in 994 King Æthelred II of England had paid a Danegeld (protection money) to King Sweyn I of Denmark and King Olaf I 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 Cuthbert of Lindisfarne to their original resting place at Lindisfarne, and to reinstate the diocese there.[citation needed]

En route to their destination however Aldhun claimed to have received a vision from 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.[4] The removal of the see from Chester-le-Street to Durham took place in 995.[5] Symeon of Durham is the main source for the moving of the see, and he states that Uhtred the Bold helped the monks clear the site of the new cathedral, which was consecrated in 998.[6]

Aldhun was a bishop for 24 years, which puts his death in 1018 or 1019.[5] He was said to have died of heartbreak because of the defeat of the Northumbrians by the Scots at the battle of Carham.[4]

Aldhun's daughter Ecgfrida married first Uhtred the Bold who was Earl of Northumbria from 1006 to 1016. After he repudiated her, she married a northern thegn Kilvert.[6] The marriage probably took place close to the time when Uhtred helped her father move the see to Durham. Their son Ealdred was the grandfather of Waltheof, Earl of Northumbria.[7]

Citations[edit]

Jump up ^ Fryde et al. 1996, Handbook of British Chronology p. 214

Jump up ^ Fryde et al. 1996, Handbook of British Chronology p. 216

Jump up ^ Fletcher 2003, Bloodfeud p. 70

^ Jump up to: a b Rollason 2004, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

^ Jump up to: a b Stenton 1971, Anglo-Saxon England p. 418 footnote 2

^ Jump up to: a b Williams 2003, Æthelred the Unready pp. 72–73

Jump up ^ Fletcher 2003, Bloodfeud pp. 75-76

References[edit]

Fletcher, R. A. (2003). Bloodfeud: Murder and Revenge in Anglo-Saxon England. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-516136-X.

Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I., eds. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.

Rollason, David (2004). "Aldhun (d. 1018)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/309. Retrieved 16 January 2008.(subscription or UK public library membership required) Stenton, F. M. (1971). Anglo-Saxon England (Third ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-280139-5.

Williams, Ann (2003). Æthelred the Unready: The Ill-Counselled King. London: Hambledon & London. ISBN 1-85285-382-4.

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Ealdhun, Bishop of Durham's Timeline

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Durham, Northumberland, England
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Age 23
Durham, Northumbria, England
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Northumberlandshire, UK
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Durham, England
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