Hengest, king of Kent

public profile

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Hengest

Also Known As: "Hengist", "King Hengest (Hengist) "The Jute" Sachsen"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Jutland, Denmark
Death: circa 488 (65-86)
Tunbridge Castle, Kent, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of Wihtgils
Father of Hartwaker, King of the Saxons; Æsc, king of Kent; Rowena, {Fictional} and Ebusa
Brother of Horsa

Occupation: King of Kentcirca 455 to 488, King of Kentcir ca 455 to 488, Kung, heerser van Kent, koning van Kent
Managed by: Private User
Last Updated:

About Hengest, king of Kent

Hengest, brother of Horsa. Together they were legendary leaders of the first Anglo-Saxon settlers in Britain who went there, according to the English historian and theologian Bede, to fight for the British king Vortigern against the Picts between AD 446 and 454. The brothers are said to have been Jutes and sons of one Wihtgils. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle says that they landed at Ebbsfleet, Kent, and that Horsa was killed at Aegelsthrep (possibly Aylesford, Kent) in 455. Bede mentions a monument to him in east Kent; Horstead, near Aylesford, may be named for him. The Chronicle says that Hengist began to reign in 455 and that he fought against the Britons; it implies that Hengist died in 488. The historic kings of Kent traced their direct descent from Hengist, although the Kentish royal house was known as Oiscingas, from Hengist's son Oeric, surnamed Oisc (or Aesc), who is said to have reigned alone from 488 to 512. Hengest died circa 488.

Sources:

  • 1.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hengest
  • 2. Lundy, Darryl, "The Peerage.com - A Genealogical Survey of the Peerage of England as well as the Royal Families of Europe" (http://www.thepeerage.com rev. 12 Mar 2006), Citing: John Morby, Dynasties of the World: a chronological and genealogical handbook (Oxford, Oxfordshire, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1989), page 64.

l


Join myheritage.com for furthur info.

According to Wikipedia and legend, he and his brother Horsa, were volunteer mercenaries for the Angles and Saxons in Vortigern's fight against the Picts of Briton after the fall of the Roman Empire. They led the Anglo-Saxon and Jute invasion of Britain because the people were no good but the land was.

See Wikipedia for furthur info.


Hengest, brother of Horsa. Together they were legendary leaders of the first Anglo-Saxon settlers in Britain who went there, according to the English historian and theologian Bede, to fight for the British king Vortigern against the Picts between AD 446 and 454. The brothers are said to have been Jutes and sons of one Wihtgils. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle says that they landed at Ebbsfleet, Kent, and that Horsa was killed at Aegelsthrep (possibly Aylesford, Kent) in 455. Bede mentions a monument to him in east Kent; Horstead, near Aylesford, may be named for him. The Chronicle says that Hengist began to reign in 455 and that he fought against the Britons; it implies that Hengist died in 488. The historic kings of Kent traced their direct descent from Hengist, although the Kentish royal house was known as Oiscingas, from Hengist's son Oeric, surnamed Oisc (or Aesc), who is said to have reigned alone from 488 to 512. Hengest died circa 488.

Sources:

1.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hengest 2. Lundy, Darryl, "The Peerage.com - A Genealogical Survey of the Peerage of England as well as the Royal Families of Europe" (http://www.thepeerage.com rev. 12 Mar 2006), Citing: John Morby, Dynasties of the World: a chronological and genealogical handbook (Oxford, Oxfordshire, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1989), page 64. l


Join myheritage.com for furthur info.

According to Wikipedia and legend, he and his brother Horsa, were volunteer mercenaries for the Angles and Saxons in Vortigern's fight against the Picts of Briton after the fall of the Roman Empire. They led the Anglo-Saxon and Jute invasion of Britain because the people were no good but the land was.

See Wikipedia for furthur info.

------------------------------

King Hengest (Hengist) "The Jute" Sachsen (de Saxony, von Saxony) Born: Between Circa 415 and 420 In: Denmark, Jutland Died: 488 (at age ‎~73‏) In: Tunbridge Castle, Kent, England

Please see Darrell Wolcott; Constans I and his A.D. 343 Visit to Britain; http://www.ancientwalesstudies.org/id131.html. (Steven Ferry, February 16, 2020.)

Om Hengest, king of Kent (Norsk)

Hengest, brother of Horsa. Together they were legendary leaders of the first Anglo-Saxon settlers in Britain who went there, according to the English historian and theologian Bede, to fight for the British king Vortigern against the Picts between AD 446 and 454. The brothers are said to have been Jutes and sons of one Wihtgils. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle says that they landed at Ebbsfleet, Kent, and that Horsa was killed at Aegelsthrep (possibly Aylesford, Kent) in 455. Bede mentions a monument to him in east Kent; Horstead, near Aylesford, may be named for him. The Chronicle says that Hengist began to reign in 455 and that he fought against the Britons; it implies that Hengist died in 488. The historic kings of Kent traced their direct descent from Hengist, although the Kentish royal house was known as Oiscingas, from Hengist's son Oeric, surnamed Oisc (or Aesc), who is said to have reigned alone from 488 to 512. Hengest died circa 488.

Sources:

  • 1.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hengest
  • 2. Lundy, Darryl, "The Peerage.com - A Genealogical Survey of the Peerage of England as well as the Royal Families of Europe" (http://www.thepeerage.com rev. 12 Mar 2006), Citing: John Morby, Dynasties of the World: a chronological and genealogical handbook (Oxford, Oxfordshire, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1989), page 64.

l


Join myheritage.com for furthur info.

According to Wikipedia and legend, he and his brother Horsa, were volunteer mercenaries for the Angles and Saxons in Vortigern's fight against the Picts of Briton after the fall of the Roman Empire. They led the Anglo-Saxon and Jute invasion of Britain because the people were no good but the land was.

See Wikipedia for furthur info.


Hengest, brother of Horsa. Together they were legendary leaders of the first Anglo-Saxon settlers in Britain who went there, according to the English historian and theologian Bede, to fight for the British king Vortigern against the Picts between AD 446 and 454. The brothers are said to have been Jutes and sons of one Wihtgils. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle says that they landed at Ebbsfleet, Kent, and that Horsa was killed at Aegelsthrep (possibly Aylesford, Kent) in 455. Bede mentions a monument to him in east Kent; Horstead, near Aylesford, may be named for him. The Chronicle says that Hengist began to reign in 455 and that he fought against the Britons; it implies that Hengist died in 488. The historic kings of Kent traced their direct descent from Hengist, although the Kentish royal house was known as Oiscingas, from Hengist's son Oeric, surnamed Oisc (or Aesc), who is said to have reigned alone from 488 to 512. Hengest died circa 488.

Sources:

1.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hengest 2. Lundy, Darryl, "The Peerage.com - A Genealogical Survey of the Peerage of England as well as the Royal Families of Europe" (http://www.thepeerage.com rev. 12 Mar 2006), Citing: John Morby, Dynasties of the World: a chronological and genealogical handbook (Oxford, Oxfordshire, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1989), page 64. l


Join myheritage.com for furthur info.

According to Wikipedia and legend, he and his brother Horsa, were volunteer mercenaries for the Angles and Saxons in Vortigern's fight against the Picts of Briton after the fall of the Roman Empire. They led the Anglo-Saxon and Jute invasion of Britain because the people were no good but the land was.

See Wikipedia for furthur info.

show less View All Immediate Family

view all 11

Hengest, king of Kent's Timeline

410
410
Jutland, Denmark
449
449
Age 39
Kent
455
455
Saxony, Germany
458
458
Kent, England
488
488
Age 78
Kent, England
????
????
Jutland, Denmark
????
to, England, 448
????
to, England, 448
????
to, England, 448