Roy Family Genealogy
Genealogy of the Roy family, including Boudreau, Burnett, Myers, Ward, Whelpley, and Woodman
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Edward "the Elder", King of England

Male 875 - 924  (49 years)


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  • Name Edward  
    Born 875  Kingdom of Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 7, 9, 10, 14
    General Information Edward was Bretwala, King of Kings. He was also the King of Wessex.  [7
    Military From 899 to 902  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10
    Reign From 900 to 924  [4, 5, 7, 9, 10
    Crowned 8 Jun 900  Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 8, 10
    Military 918  [10
    Died 17 Jul 924  Farndon, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 14
    Buried —  Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Siblings 5 Siblings 
    Person ID I2844  | Roy Line, Boudreau Line
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2021 

    Father Alfred "the Great", King of England ,   b. 849, Wantage, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 901  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Ealhswith of Mercia,   b. Abt 852, Kingdom of Mercia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 904, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married 868  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2239  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ecgwynn,   d. 901, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married About 893  [2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 11
    Age at Marriage He was 18 years - She was ?? 
    Children 3 children 
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F2238  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ælfflæd,   b. About 878, Kingdom of Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 920, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married About 899  [1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12
    Age at Marriage He was 24 years - She was 21 years 
    Children 10 children 
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F2237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Eadgifu of Kent,   b. About 896, Kingdom of Kent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 968, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 919  Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 13
    Age at Marriage He was 44 years - She was 23 years 
    Children 4 children 
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F2236  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death: Sewell states he died 17 June 924 in Farndon-on-Dee, England. [5]

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 875 - Kingdom of Wessex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Æthelstan, King of England - 894 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCrowned - 8 Jun 900 - Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 919 - Berkshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Jul 924 - Farndon, Cheshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - — - Winchester Cathedral, Winchester, Hampshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1488] Barlow, Lundie W. "The Antecedents of Earl Godwine of Wessex" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume CXI, January 1957).

    2. [S1461] Burke, John and John Bernard Burke. The Royal Families of England, Scotland and Wales with their Descendants, Sovereigns and Subjects , (London: E. Churton, 1848).

    3. [S2004] Churchill, Winston. The Birth of Britain, (New York: Bantum Books, 1956).

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

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

    6. [S1941] Soud, David. Kings & Queens of Great Britain, (San Diego, California: Thunder Bay Press, 2017).

    7. [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).

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

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

    10. [S304] Wikipedia, Edward the Elder.

    11. [S304] Wikipedia, Ecgwynn.

    12. [S304] Wikipedia, Ælfflæd (wife of Edward the Elder).

    13. [S304] Wikipedia, Eadgifu of Kent.

    14. [S1851] Wolf, Armin. "Who was Agatha, the Ancestress of Scottish and English Kings?", (Vowchurch, UK: Foundations: Journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, 2011).