Arngrim of Mercia
Morcar of Mercia


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Morcar of Mercia

  • Marriage (1): Ealdgyth between 1002 and 1004
  • Died: 1015, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1, GB
  • Buried: Burton Abbey, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE13, GB

   Cause of his death was Murdered.

  General Notes:

MORCAR (-murdered Oxford summer 1015, bur Burton). King Æthelred II granted land in Derbyshire to "Morcar minister" under a charter dated 1009. With his brother, he was one of the leading thegns of the northern Danelaw. 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. The Historia Fundatoris of Burton Monastery records its foundation by "Consul ac comes Merciorum dominus Wulfricus Spott regali propinquus prosapiæ" in 1004, adding that "…comite Morkero cæterisque cognatis eius" were buried there.

m (before [1002/04]) EALDGYTH, daughter of ÆLFTHRYTH & his wife---. Her marriage is confirmed by the will of "Wulfric", dated to [1002/04], which bequeathes property (among other bequests) to "…minre goddehter Morkares & Aldgythe…land æt Strættune". The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.

Morcar & his wife had [two] children: a daughter and Ælfgifu.

Morcar married Ealdgyth between 1002 and 1004.

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