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Egbert King of Wessex, [King/England]

Egbert King of Wessex, [King/England]

Male 775 - 836  (61 years)

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  • Name Egbert King of Wessex 
    Suffix [King/England] 
    Born 775  Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Feb 836  , Wessex, , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptized (LDS) 20 Jun 1911 
    Endowed (LDS) 17 Mar 1925 
    Notes 
    • !Colonial and Revolutionary Lineages of America (973 D2ah) Vol. 2 King of the West Saxons. After about three years in exile in France, during which he resided with Charlemagne, King of the Franks, Egbert returned to England in 802 to ascend the West Saxon throne. Soon afterward he held a "parliament" at Winchester, in which he ordered that his kingdom should be changed to that of England.
      Egbert spent a large part of his life in war. He conquered the West Welsh or the area known as Cornwall, subdued the people of Surrey, Sussex and Essex, and in 829 marched against Northumbria and Mercia. Though Egbert had succeeded in uniting a large part of England under his control, he was not King of England, for the idea of a territorial kingship belongs to a later period.
      There are still extant coins struck by Egbert, though these are now rare. H was on friendly terms with the Archbishop of Canterbury and with other bishops of England. In 834 his dominions were invaded by Scandinavian pirates and in 837 he fought a fierce battle against them in Hengestdune. When he died in 839 after a reign of thirty-seven years, he was succeeded by his son, Aethelwulf.

      !Royal Ancestors of Some LDS Families by Michel L. Call, chart 605.

      Ancestry and Progentry of Captain James Blount - Immigrant, by Robert F. Pfafman, p E-34.
      King of Wesex 802 - 827.
      King of England 827 - 839.
    Person ID I3984  Lythgoe-Donaldson
    Last Modified 5 Oct 1999 

    Father Ealhmund Under-King of Kent,   b. Abt 758, , Wessex, , England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 19 Nov 838  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Mrs.Ealhmund,   b. Abt 762, Of Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed P (LDS) 18 Dec 1953 
    Family ID F2234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Redburh Queen of Wessex,   b. Abt 788, of, Wessex, , England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sealed S (LDS) 23 Feb 1928 
    Children 
    +1. Ethelwulf King of Wessex,   b. Abt 806, Of Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 858, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)
     2. Edith Princess of Wessex,   b. Abt 808, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Athelstan Prince of Wessex,   b. Abt 810, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F1786  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart