Leofric II of Mercia
(-Bef 924)
Leofwine I, Ealdorman of the Hwicce in Mercia
Leofric III, Ealdorman of Mercia


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Lady Godgyfu of Lincoln, Countess of Mercia

Leofric III, Ealdorman of Mercia

  • Born: 14 May 978
  • Married:
  • Died: 31 Aug 1057, Bromley, Staffordshire, England

  Research Notes:

The Genealogia Fundatoris of Coventry Monastery names “Leofricum postea comitem, et Edwinum occisum per Walenses, et Normannum occisum cum Edrico duce Merciorum per Cnutonem regem” as sons of “Leofwinus comes Leicestriæ”....

Simeon of Durham records that King Canute appointed "Leofric" as Ealdorman [Earl] of Mercia after his brother Northman was killed in 1017, although this was apparently during the lifetime of their father. He and his wife founded the abbey of Coventry in 1043. “Leofricus comes” founded the monastery of Coventry by undated charter. ”Leofricus comes…et conjux mea Godgyve” donated property to Evesham Monastery by undated charter which names “frater meus Normannus”. 1

  Marriage Information:

Leofric married Lady Godgyfu of Lincoln, Countess of Mercia. (Godgyfu of Lincoln was born in Buckinghamshire, England and died on 10 Sep 1067 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England.)


1 Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, Medlands, Leofric.

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