Arngrim of Mercia
Sigeferth of Mercia


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1. Ældgyth

Sigeferth of Mercia

  • Marriage (1): Ældgyth
  • Died: 1015, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1, GB

   Cause of his death was Murdered.

  General Notes:

SIGEFERTH (-murdered Oxford summer 1015). Simeon of Durham records that "Sigeferth and Morkar the sons of Earngrim" were killed in 1015 on the orders of "duke Edric Streona" and that the king took possession of their estates. Ætheling Æthelstan, under his will dated [1014], made a bequest to "Sigeferth, an estate at Hockliffe". With his brother, he was one of the leading thegns of the northern Danelaw. He was murdered on the orders of Eadric "Streona/the Acquisitor" Ealdorman of Mercia.

m as her first husband, ÆLDGYTH, daughter of ---. After her husband was killed, she was arrested, but abducted against the wishes of King Æthelred II by his son Edmund, later Edmund "Ironsides" King of England , whom she married as her second husband. Simeon of Durham records that Edmund married "Algitha widow of Sigeferth" in 1015.

Sigeferth married Ældgyth.

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