Uhtred Earl of Northumbria
(-1016)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Ecgfrida
2. Sigen

3. Ælfgifu
  • Ealdgyth

Uhtred Earl of Northumbria

  • Marriage (1): Ecgfrida 1
  • Marriage (2): Sigen
  • Marriage (3): Ælfgifu between 1009 and 1016 1
  • Died: 1016 1

   Cause of his death was Murdered.

  General Notes:

UHTRED, son of WALTHEOF Earl of Northumbria & his wife --- (-murdered 1016). Simeon of Durham records that "his son Uchtred" succeeded "the elder Walthef" in Northumbria, stating that he was killed by "a powerful Dane Thurbrand surnamed Hold with the consent of Cnut". Earl of Northumbria. Inquisitions by "David…Cumbrensis regionis princeps", dated 1124, concerning land owned by the church of Glasgow, refer to donations by "Uchtred filius Waldef…". "Uhtred dux" subscribed charters of King Æthelred II dated 1009 to 1015. He defeated a Scottish army which had besieged Durham in 1006. After the invasion of Svend King of Denmark in 1013, Earl Uhtred submitted to him. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that he was murdered on the orders of Eadric "Streona". Stenton refers to "northern sources of the Norman age" which show that the chief agent of the murder was Thurbrand, who was in turn killed by Uhtred's son Ealdred, presumably referring to Simeon of Durham quoted above. King Canute appointed Erik Haakonson Jarl in Norway as Earl of Northumbria after Uhtred's death.

m firstly (repudiated) as her first husband, ECGFRIDA, daughter of ALDUN Bishop of Durham & his wife --- (----, bur Durham). Simeon of Durham's Account of the Siege of Durham records the marriage of "Cospatric's son…Ucthred" (although from the context "Cospatric" appears to be an error for "Waltheof") and "Bishop Aldun…his daughter…Ecgfrida" and her repudiation by her husband, following which Uhtred married "the daughter of a rich citizen…Styr the son of Ulf…Sigen". Simeon of Durham's Account of the Siege of Durham records Ecgfrida's second marriage to "a certain thane in Yorkshire…Kilvert the son of Ligulf" and "their daughter Sigrida…wife of Arkil the son of Ecgfrid" whose son was "Cospatric…[who married] the daughter of Dolfin the son of Tolfin, by whom he begot Cospatric who of late ought to have fought with Waltheof the son of Eilaf", her repudiation by her second husband, her taking the veil, and her burial at Durham.

m secondly SIGEN, daughter of STYR Ulfsson & his wife---. Simeon of Durham's Account of the Siege of Durham records the marriage of "Cospatric's son…Ucthred" (although from the context "Cospatric" appears to be an error for "Waltheof") and "the daughter of a rich citizen…Styr the son of Ulf…Sigen".

m thirdly ([1009/16]) ÆLFGIFU, daughter of ÆTHELRED II King of England & his first wife Ælflæd ---. Simeon of Durham's Account of the Siege of Durham records the third marriage of "Cospatric's son…Ucthred" (although from the context "Cospatric" appears to be an error for "Waltheof") and "king Ethelred…his…daughter Elfgiva". She is named as daughter of King Æthelred by Roger of Hoveden, when he records her marriage. Her marriage date is estimated on the assumption that it is unlikely that she would have been married before her older sister Eadgyth.

Earl Uhtred & his [second] wife had three children: Ealdred, Eadwulf and Gospatrick.

Earl Uhtred & his third wife had [two children]: Ealdgyth and [a daughter]. 1


Uhtred married Ecgfrida.1


Uhtred next married Sigen.


Uhtred next married Ælfgifu between 1009 and 1016.1 (Ælfgifu was born between 990 and 995 1.)


Sources


1 Charles Cawley, <i>Medieval Lands</i>.

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