Etheldritha Actheldryth of Northumbria

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Etheldritha Actheldryth of Northumbria

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Daughter of Ealdred, Earl of Northumbria & Bernicia and Ædgina of Northumbria, Countess of Northumberland & Bernicia
Wife of Orm Fitz Gamel
Mother of Ecgfrida and Gamel fitz Orm
Sister of Ældgyth and Ælflæd
Half sister of Ælflæd; Adam Tynedale and Robert de Tyndale, Baron Of Langley

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Uchtred Earl of Northumbria d. 1016.  By his first wife Ecgfrida he had
Eldred FitzUchtred [Earl of  Northumbria} father of 
* (1) Elfieda m. Siward [Earl of Northumbria];
* 2 more daughters of the same name;
* (4) Etheldritha m. Orm FitzGamel; 
* (5)  Aldgitha m. Liulph of Lumley.

[A Study of Marriage and Murder in Eleventh-century Northumbria:Issue 82 By Christopher J. Morris]

Notes ◦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. 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.'

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