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Son of Ecgwulf
Father of Eata; Eadwulf I of Northumbria and Cuthwin

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About Leodwald

Leodweald (?) (1)
M, #150311
Last Edited=3 Aug 2005 Leodweald (?) is the son of unknown (?). (2)
Children of Leodweald (?)
-1. Cuðwin (?)+ (2)
-2. Eata (?)+ (2)
Forrás / Source: http://www.thepeerage.com/p15032.htm#i150311

Leodwald's grandson through Eadwulf I, Earnwine, was killed on the orders of Eadberht of Northumbria in 740. Eadberht was the son of Eata, the son of Leodwald, and they each were descendants of Eoppa and Ida through Ocg. Since Eadwulf I appears to be also a descendant of Ocg and Ida, the killing of Eadwulf's son, Earnwine, could have been caused by family rivalry, something like what happened in the reigns of Edward IV and Richard III of England. Eadwulf's great-grandson Eardwulf II and Eardwulf's son Eadwulf III were later kings of Northumbria.

Much research has looked into the possible descent of Eadwulf from the Eoppan kings of Northumberland who ruled during the era of the son of Esa named Eoppa bc487 and Eoppa's son Ida who died 559ad. Ida had 5 sons that we know of: Aethelric b537, Ocg b539, Adda of Bernicia d569, Theodoric b546 and Alric bc550. Aethelric's great grandson, Aldfrid ruled Northumbria 685-705 and married Cuthburh, an aunt of Eoppa bc665 who was a descendant of Cerdic rather than Esa. Aldfrid's descendant's line died out within a few years and his son was a very young boy when Aldfrid died. So Eadwulf, a relative of Aldfrid, usurped the throne of Northumberland for a short while.

Evidence for the ancestry of Eadwulf I coming from Ida and Ocg follows by refering to Eadwulf's 3x great grandson, Eadwulf IV's known family history. Eadwulf IV has now been seen to be married to a daughter, Alchfleda, from the Alric lineage, son of King Ida. Plus it is postulated by researchers that Eadwulf IV himself was descended from the line of Ocg who was the brother of Alric. However, Eadwulf IV's father is mistakenly believed by some to be King Osbert of Northumbria who died in the great Battle of York against the Viking Ragnarssons. Osbert is also descended from Ida certainly and particularly from his son Ocg, but Saxon Chronicle history clarifies that Eadwulf IV was a cousin of Osbert and therefore so was Eadwulf I also a cousin. That means that Eadwulf I was also descended from the son of Ida named Ocg. His line then comes through Aldheim b570, his son Ecgwulf bc600, and his son Leodwald b635, the MRCA for both Eadwulf I b670 and King Osbert d867. Ecgwulf, the grandfather of Eadwulf, was the first of the family with that name and it was distinctive to that line of Kings of Northumbria.

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Northumberland, England (United Kingdom)