Ęthelswith 1 (Female) Queen of the Mercians, wife of Burgred 5, and sister of Alfred 8, d.888
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Notes: BDDAB, pp. 29-30.

Factoid List

Recorded Name (20)
Adelsuith (1)
 Brescia.LiberVitae  p. 171, 31v1
Aeželswiš (1)
 S206   
Aeželswiž (1)
 S212   
Athelsuuyt (1)
 S211   
Ethelsuuyht (1)
 S222   
Ešelsuuith (1)
 Ęthelweard.Chron  iv.3 (p. 47)
Ęlželswyš (1)
 ASC  888 D
Ęthelsuiš (1)
 S1201   
Ęšelsuiš (1)
 S1201   
Ęšelswiš (1)
 ASC  889 CE
Ęšelswyš (1)
 ASC  889 F(Lat.)
Ęšelswyž (1)
 ASC  889 F(OE)
Ęželsuiš (1)
 S209   
Ęželsuiž (1)
 S214   
Ęželswiš (1)
 S361   
Ęželswiž (1)
 ASC  888 A, <889> B
Ęželswyš (2)
 S208   
 S210   
Ęželswyž (1)
 ASC  888 G
Ęžeswyž (1)
 S207   
Office (16)
Queen (16)
 Asser.VitAlfredi  9
 S206   
 S207   
 S208   
 S209   
 S210   
 S211   
 S212   
 S214   
 ASC  888 ADEG, <889> B, 889 C
 S361   
 S1201    (queen of the Mercians)
 Brescia.LiberVitae  p. 171, 31v1
 Ęthelweard.Chron  iv.3 (p. 47)
 S222   
 Okasha107   
Personal Relationship (9)
Ęthelswith 1 Daughter (Consanguineal kinship) of ~ (4)
 of Ęthelwulf 1: Asser.VitAlfredi  9
 of Ęthelwulf 1: ASC (DEF)  853 D, 852 E
 of Ęthelwulf 1: ASC  853 AG, <854> B, 854 C
 of Ęthelwulf 1: Ęthelweard.Chron  iii.4 (p. 32)
Ęthelswith 1 Sister (Consanguineal kinship) of ~ (2)
 of Alfred 8: ASC  888 ADEG, <889> B, 889 CF(OE and Lat.)
 of Alfred 8: NorthernAnnals.SecondSet  80
Ęthelswith 1 Widow (Affinal kinship) of ~ (1)
 of Burgred 5: Ęthelweard.Chron  iii.4 (p. 32)
Ęthelswith 1 Wife (Affinal kinship) of ~ (2)
 of Burgred 5: Asser.VitAlfredi  9
 of Burgred 5: ASC  853 AG, <854> B, 854 C
Event (27)
Alms-giving (1)
 Beocca 2.taking of alms to Rome: On 888 prince Beocca 2 carried to Rome the alms of King Alfred 8. On that journey died Ęthelswith 1, the sister of the same king, and was buried in Pavia.: NorthernAnnals.SecondSet  80 (888)
Burial (2)
 Beocca 2.taking of alms to Rome: On 888 prince Beocca 2 carried to Rome the alms of King Alfred 8. On that journey died Ęthelswith 1, the sister of the same king, and was buried in Pavia.: NorthernAnnals.SecondSet  80 (888)
 Ęthelswith 1.burial: The body of Ęthelswith 1 lay in Pavia.: ASC  888 ADEF(OE and Lat.)G, <889> B, 889 C
Charter-witnessing (10)
 S1201 - Ęthelswith 1 granting land to Cuthwulf 6: Ęthelswith 1, queen of the Mercians, to Cuthwulf 6, minister.; grant of 15 hides (manentes.) at Lockinge, Berks.: S1201    (868)
 S206 - Burgred 5 selling land to Ealhhun 2 & Worcester 1: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, to Ealhhun 2, bishop, and his familia at Worcester 1; sale of privileges for land in Gloucs, Wilts and Worcs: S206    (855)
 S207 - Burgred 5 selling privileges to Ealhhun 2 & Worcester: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, to Ealhhun 2 (or Alhwine), bishop of Worcester; grant of privileges for the minster at Blockley, Gloucs., in return for 300 silver shillings: S207    (855)
 S208 - Burgred 5 granting land to Ealhhun 2: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, to Ealhhun 2, bishop (of Worcester); grant of land at Ceolmundingchaga in London: S208    (857)
 S209 - Burgred 5 confirming privileges of Gloucester, St Peter's: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, to the church of Gloucester, St Peter's 1; confirmation of privileges: S209    (862)
 S210 - Burgred 5 & Ęthelswith 1 selling land to Ealhhun 2: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, and Ęthelswith 1, his queen, to Ealhhun 2, bishop; grant of 5 hides (cassati) at (Water) Eaton, Oxon., in return for precious objects worth 400 shillings and 100 sicli, with provision for an annual render of 30 shillings to be paid to the church at Eynsham, Oxon: S210    (864)
 S211 - Burgred 5 granting land to Worcester 1: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, to Worcester 1 monastery; grant of 2 hides (manentes) at Seckley in Upper Arley, also called Wolverley, Worcs: S211    (866)
 S212 - Burgred 5 selling land to Wulferd 1: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, to Wulferd 1; grant of 2 hides (manentes) at Seckley in Upper Arley, belonging to Wolverley, Worcs., in return for 5 hides on a single-lifetime lease, 400 silver sicli and various other items: S212    (866)
 S214 - Burgred 5 & Ęthelswith 1 selling land to Wulflaf 8: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, and Ęthelswith 1, queen, to Wulflaf 8; grant of 5 hides (manentes) at Upthrop, in return for 50 mancuses of gold. The estate is to descend in the male line: S214    (869)
 S222 - Ęthelred 1 regranting land to Cuthwulf 9: Ęthelred 1, dux Merciorum, to Cuthwulf 9, minister; renewal of the grant by King Burgred 5 to Cered 1, Cuthwulf 9's propinquus, of 10 hides (manentes) at Marlcliff in Cleeve Prior, Worcs., the ancient landbook having been carried off by 'pagans' (Vikings); with a note that the beneficiary later granted the land to the church of Worcester 1: S222    (883 x 911)
Commemoration of the dead (1)
 Various.commemoration in Brescia Liber Vitae: Various people of Anglo-Saxon origin had their names recorded in the Liber Vitae of Brescia. Among these the names of Burgred 5 and Ęthelswith 1 can be identified. : Brescia.LiberVitae  p. 171, 31v1 (850 x 875)
Confirmation of land/privileges (2)
 S209 - Burgred 5 confirming privileges of Gloucester, St Peter's: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, to the church of Gloucester, St Peter's 1; confirmation of privileges: S209    (862)
 S222 - Ęthelred 1 regranting land to Cuthwulf 9: Ęthelred 1, dux Merciorum, to Cuthwulf 9, minister; renewal of the grant by King Burgred 5 to Cered 1, Cuthwulf 9's propinquus, of 10 hides (manentes) at Marlcliff in Cleeve Prior, Worcs., the ancient landbook having been carried off by 'pagans' (Vikings); with a note that the beneficiary later granted the land to the church of Worcester 1: S222    (883 x 911)
Death/dying (2)
 Beocca 2.taking of alms to Rome: On 888 prince Beocca 2 carried to Rome the alms of King Alfred 8. On that journey died Ęthelswith 1, the sister of the same king, and was buried in Pavia.: NorthernAnnals.SecondSet  80 (888)
 Ęthelswith 1.death: Ęthelswith 1 passed away.: Ęthelweard.Chron  iv.3 (p. 47) (888)
Grant and Gift (9)
 Burgred 5-Ęthelswith 1.S210 exchanging with Ealhhun 2: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, and Ęthelswith 1, his queen, to Ealhhun 2, bishop; grant of 5 hides (cassati) at (Water) Eaton, Oxon., in return for precious objects worth 400 shillings and 100 sicli, with provision for an annual render of 30 shillings to be paid to the church at Eynsham, Oxon.: S210    (864)
 Burgred 5-Ęthelswith 1.S214 exchanging with Wulflaf 7: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, and Ęthelswith 1, queen, to Wulflaf 7; grant of 5 hides (manentes) at Upthrop, in return for 50 mancuses of gold. The estate was to descend in the male line.: S214    (869)
 S1201 - Ęthelswith 1 granting land to Cuthwulf 6: Ęthelswith 1, queen of the Mercians, to Cuthwulf 6, minister.; grant of 15 hides (manentes.) at Lockinge, Berks.: S1201    (868)
 S207 - Burgred 5 selling privileges to Ealhhun 2 & Worcester: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, to Ealhhun 2 (or Alhwine), bishop of Worcester; grant of privileges for the minster at Blockley, Gloucs., in return for 300 silver shillings: S207    (855)
 S208 - Burgred 5 granting land to Ealhhun 2: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, to Ealhhun 2, bishop (of Worcester); grant of land at Ceolmundingchaga in London: S208    (857)
 S211 - Burgred 5 granting land to Worcester 1: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, to Worcester 1 monastery; grant of 2 hides (manentes) at Seckley in Upper Arley, also called Wolverley, Worcs: S211    (866)
 S222 - Ęthelred 1 regranting land to Cuthwulf 9: Ęthelred 1, dux Merciorum, to Cuthwulf 9, minister; renewal of the grant by King Burgred 5 to Cered 1, Cuthwulf 9's propinquus, of 10 hides (manentes) at Marlcliff in Cleeve Prior, Worcs., the ancient landbook having been carried off by 'pagans' (Vikings); with a note that the beneficiary later granted the land to the church of Worcester 1: S222    (883 x 911)
 Wulflaf 7.S214 exchanging with Burgred 5 and Ęthelswith 1: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, and Ęthelswith 1, queen, to Wulflaf 7; grant of 5 hides (manentes) at Upthrop, in return for 50 mancuses of gold. The estate was to descend in the male line.: S214    (869)
 Ęthelswith 1.S1201 granting land to Cuthwulf 6: Ęthelswith 1, queen of the Mercians, to Cuthwulf 6, minister.; grant of 15 hides (manentes.) at Lockinge, Berks.: S1201    (868)
Journey (1)
 Beocca 2.taking of alms to Rome: On 888 prince Beocca 2 carried to Rome the alms of King Alfred 8. On that journey died Ęthelswith 1, the sister of the same king, and was buried in Pavia.: NorthernAnnals.SecondSet  80 (888)
Lease (1)
 S212 - Burgred 5 selling land to Wulferd 1: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, to Wulferd 1; grant of 2 hides (manentes) at Seckley in Upper Arley, belonging to Wolverley, Worcs., in return for 5 hides on a single-lifetime lease, 400 silver sicli and various other items: S212    (866)
Marriage (4)
 Burgred 5.marriage to Ęthelswith 1: Burgred 5 married the daughter (Ęthelswith 1) of Ęthelwulf 1.: ASC (DEF)  853 D, 852 E (853)
 Ęthelwulf 1.giving of daughter (Ęthelswith 1) to Burgred 5 in marriage: Ęthelwulf 1 gave his daughter (Ęthelswith 1) to Burgred 5 as queen.: Asser.VitAlfredi  9 (853)
 Ęthelwulf 1.giving of his daughter (Anonymous 13) to Burgred 5: After Easter Ęthelwulf 1 gave his daughter [sc. Ęthelswith 1] to Burgred 5, from the West Saxons to the Mercians (Anonymi 935).: ASC  853 AG, <854> B, 854 C (853)
 Ęthelwulf 1.giving of his daughter (Ęthelswith 1) to Burgred 5 in marriage: Ęthelwulf 1 gave Burgred 5 his daughter (Ęthelswith 1) in marriage.: Ęthelweard.Chron  iii.4 (p. 32) (853)
Property-buying/purchasing (1)
 Burgred 5-Ęthelswith 1.S361 granting land to Ealhhun 2: Ealhhun 2, bishop, from Burgred 5, king, and Ęthelswith 1, queen; purchase of 5 hides (manentes) at Water Eaton, Oxon.: S361    (852 x 872)
Property-exchanging (5)
 Burgred 5-Ęthelswith 1.S210 exchanging with Ealhhun 2: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, and Ęthelswith 1, his queen, to Ealhhun 2, bishop; grant of 5 hides (cassati) at (Water) Eaton, Oxon., in return for precious objects worth 400 shillings and 100 sicli, with provision for an annual render of 30 shillings to be paid to the church at Eynsham, Oxon.: S210    (864)
 Burgred 5-Ęthelswith 1.S214 exchanging with Wulflaf 7: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, and Ęthelswith 1, queen, to Wulflaf 7; grant of 5 hides (manentes) at Upthrop, in return for 50 mancuses of gold. The estate was to descend in the male line.: S214    (869)
 Burgred 5-Ęthelswith 1.S361 granting land to Ealhhun 2: Ealhhun 2, bishop, from Burgred 5, king, and Ęthelswith 1, queen; purchase of 5 hides (manentes) at Water Eaton, Oxon.: S361    (852 x 872)
 S212 - Burgred 5 selling land to Wulferd 1: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, to Wulferd 1; grant of 2 hides (manentes) at Seckley in Upper Arley, belonging to Wolverley, Worcs., in return for 5 hides on a single-lifetime lease, 400 silver sicli and various other items: S212    (866)
 Wulflaf 7.S214 exchanging with Burgred 5 and Ęthelswith 1: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, and Ęthelswith 1, queen, to Wulflaf 7; grant of 5 hides (manentes) at Upthrop, in return for 50 mancuses of gold. The estate was to descend in the male line.: S214    (869)
Property-giving/selling (8)
 Burgred 5-Ęthelswith 1.S210 exchanging with Ealhhun 2: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, and Ęthelswith 1, his queen, to Ealhhun 2, bishop; grant of 5 hides (cassati) at (Water) Eaton, Oxon., in return for precious objects worth 400 shillings and 100 sicli, with provision for an annual render of 30 shillings to be paid to the church at Eynsham, Oxon.: S210    (864)
 Burgred 5-Ęthelswith 1.S214 exchanging with Wulflaf 7: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, and Ęthelswith 1, queen, to Wulflaf 7; grant of 5 hides (manentes) at Upthrop, in return for 50 mancuses of gold. The estate was to descend in the male line.: S214    (869)
 S206 - Burgred 5 selling land to Ealhhun 2 & Worcester 1: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, to Ealhhun 2, bishop, and his familia at Worcester 1; sale of privileges for land in Gloucs, Wilts and Worcs: S206    (855)
 S207 - Burgred 5 selling privileges to Ealhhun 2 & Worcester: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, to Ealhhun 2 (or Alhwine), bishop of Worcester; grant of privileges for the minster at Blockley, Gloucs., in return for 300 silver shillings: S207    (855)
 S210 - Burgred 5 & Ęthelswith 1 selling land to Ealhhun 2: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, and Ęthelswith 1, his queen, to Ealhhun 2, bishop; grant of 5 hides (cassati) at (Water) Eaton, Oxon., in return for precious objects worth 400 shillings and 100 sicli, with provision for an annual render of 30 shillings to be paid to the church at Eynsham, Oxon: S210    (864)
 S212 - Burgred 5 selling land to Wulferd 1: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, to Wulferd 1; grant of 2 hides (manentes) at Seckley in Upper Arley, belonging to Wolverley, Worcs., in return for 5 hides on a single-lifetime lease, 400 silver sicli and various other items: S212    (866)
 S214 - Burgred 5 & Ęthelswith 1 selling land to Wulflaf 8: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, and Ęthelswith 1, queen, to Wulflaf 8; grant of 5 hides (manentes) at Upthrop, in return for 50 mancuses of gold. The estate is to descend in the male line: S214    (869)
 Wulflaf 7.S214 exchanging with Burgred 5 and Ęthelswith 1: Burgred 5, king of the Mercians, and Ęthelswith 1, queen, to Wulflaf 7; grant of 5 hides (manentes) at Upthrop, in return for 50 mancuses of gold. The estate was to descend in the male line.: S214    (869)
Factoids linked indirectly to Ęthelswith 1 (1)
Office (1)
Minister of Ęthelswith 1 (1)
 Cuthwulf 6: S1201