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Godgifu, Princess of England

Female 1010 - 1049  (~ 39 years)


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  • Name Godgifu  
    Born About 1010  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    General Information Her name was also spelt Goda.  [5
    Died by 1049  [4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Siblings 2 Siblings 
    Person ID I22423 
    Last Modified 21 Sep 2021 

    Father Æthelred II "the Unrede", King of England,   b. 968, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1016, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Emma of Normandy,   b. Abt 986,   d. 14 Mar 1052  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Married 5 Apr 1002 
    Age at Marriage Æthelred was est 34 years - Emma was est 16 years. (Were Married 14 years). 
    Family ID F2227  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Drogo of Mantes, Count of Valois, Amiens, and Vexin,   b. 996,   d. 1035  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1024  [2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10
    Age at Marriage Godgifu was est 14 years - Drogo was est 28 years. (Were Married est 10 years). 
    Information According to David Bates, the marriage between Godgifu and Eustace was criticized for unspecified reasons at the Council of Reims in 1049, which was presided over by the Pope. This seems to have resulted in an end to the marriage and her return to England, where she was treated generously by her brother.  [8
    Children 3 children 
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F8832  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eustace II "aux Gernons", Count of Boulogne and Lens,   b. Abt 1020, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1093  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married After 1035  [1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 9
    Age at Marriage Godgifu was est 26 years - Eustace was est 16 years. (Were Married est 13 years). 
    Information Eustace used the union to cement military alliances with Godgifu’s sons and with her brother, Edward the Confessor.  [2
    Children
     1. Geoffrey de Boulogne
     
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F2674  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1943] Anderson, Kim & Richard Joscelyne. "The Parentage of Geoffrey fitz Eustace (c.1045-1105)", (Vowchurch, UK: Foundations: Journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Volume 10, 2018).

    2. [S1940] Panton, Kenneth J. Historical Dictionary of the British Monarchy, (Lanham, UK: Scarecrow Press, 2011).

    3. [S1715] Searle, William George. Anglo-Saxon Bishops, Kings and Nobles, (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1899).

    4. [S65] Sewell, Robert James. Sewell: A History of the Sewell Family from the Earliest Times, (unknown: manuscript, March 2008).

    5. [S60] Stuart, Roderick W. Royalty for Commoners, The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa Fourth Edition, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002).

    6. [S1682] Weir, Alison. Britain's Royal Families, (London: Vintage Books, 1989).

    7. [S59] Weis, Frederick Lewis. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 Fifth Editionif, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1982).

    8. [S304] Wikipedia, Godgifu, daughter of Æthelred the Unready.

    9. [S304] Wikipedia, Eustace II, Count of Boulogne.

    10. [S304] Wikipedia, Drogo of Mantes.