Mucel of the Gaini
(Bef 814-848)
Wigmund, King of Mercia
(-Abt 839)
Princess Ælfleda of Mercia
Æthelred "Mucel" Ealdorman of the Gaini of Mercia
(Bef 848-Abt 885)
Princess Eadburh of Mercia
(Bef 839-After 885)
Eahlwið of the Gaini, Princess of Mercia
(Between 848-905)


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Alfred (Ælfræd) "the Great" DE WESSEX King of Wessex & Mercia

Eahlwið of the Gaini, Princess of Mercia

  • Born: Between 848 and 853, Mercia
  • Married: 868, Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • Died: 5 Dec 905, Winchester, Hampshire, England
  • Buried: St. Mary's Abbey, Winchester, England

   Research Notes:

Asser records the marriage in 868 of Alfred and "a noble Mercian lady, daughter of Athelred surnamed Mucil earl of the Gaini…[and] Edburga of the royal line of Mercia". Roger of Hoveden records the names of her parents, specifying that her mother was related to the kings of Mercia. "Ealhswith mater regis" subscribed a charter of King Edward dated 901. She founded the convent of St Mary's at Winchester, and became a nun there after her husband died. 1

   Marriage Information:

Eahlwið married Alfred (Ælfræd) "the Great" DE WESSEX King of Wessex & Mercia, son of Æthelwulf DE WESSEX King of Wessex and Queen Osburh of the Isle of Wight, in 868 in Winchester, Hampshire, England. (Alfred (Ælfræd) "the Great" DE WESSEX King of Wessex & Mercia was born in 849 in Wantage, Berkshire, England, died on 26 Oct 899 in Winchester, Hampshire, England and was buried in Winchester, England.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy,,%20AngloSaxon%20nobility.htm#Ealhswithdied904.

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