Leofric III, Ealdorman of Mercia
Lady Godgyfu of Lincoln, Countess of Mercia
Morcar FITZ EARNGRIM of Northumbria, King's Thegn
Ælfgar III, Earl of East Anglia
(1002-Aft 1062)
Ealdgyth of Mercia, Queen of England
(-Aft 1086)


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1. Gruffydd AP LLEWELYN Prince of Deheubarth

2. Harold II GODWINSSON, King of England

Ealdgyth of Mercia, Queen of England

  • Married (1): Abt 1058, England
  • Died: After 1086

  Research Notes:

Florence of Worcester´s genealogies name "regina Aldgitha, comitis Ælfgari filia" as mother of King Harold´s son "Haroldum". Orderic Vitalis records that "Edwinus…et Morcarus comites, filii Algari…Edgivam sororem eorum" married firstly "Gritfridi…regis Guallorum" and secondly "Heraldo". In a later passage, the same source names her “Aldit”. Her parentage and marriage to King Harold are confirmed by Florence of Worcester who records that "earls Edwin and Morcar…sent off their sister Queen Elgitha to Chester" after the battle of Hastings. There is no source which pinpoints the date of Ealdgyth´s second marriage. Freeman suggests that the absence of any reference to his queen in the sources which record the circumstances of Harold´s accession and coronation may indicate that his marriage took place afterwards.... 1

  Marriage Information:

Aldgyth married Gruffydd AP LLEWELYN Prince of Gwynedd & Powys, son of Llewelyn AP SEISYLL, , King of Gwynedd & Dyfed, and Angharad FERCH MAREDYDD, about 1058. (Gruffydd AP LLEWELYN was born in Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales and died on 5 Aug 1063 in Wales.

  Marriage Information:

Aldgyth also married Harold II GODWINSSON King of England, son of Earl Godwin DE WESSEX and Gytha THORGILSDÓTTIR, Princess of Denmark. (Harold II GODWINSSON was born about 1023 in Wessex, England, died on 14 Oct 1066 at the Battle of Hastings, Sussex, England and was buried in Waltham Abbey, Waltham Holy Cross, Essex, England.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Ealdgyth.

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