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Withred (Wihtred), King of Kent

Withred (Wihtred), King of Kent[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 670 - 725

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  • Born  670  [6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    Died  22 Apr 725  [8, 9
    Person ID  I008352  Norway / Medieval Scandinavia
    Last Modified  8 Mar 2012 

    Father  Egbert I (Ecgbert), King of Kent,   b. 640,   d. 4 Jul 673 
    Relationship  Birth 
    Relationship  Birth 
    Family ID  F002920  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Cynegth,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Bef 694  [10
    Children 
     1. Æthelbert II, Joint-King of Kent,   b. 715,   d. 762
     2. Eadbert I, Joint-King of Kent,   d. 748
     3. NN Withredsdatter,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F003194  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Æthelburga, Queen,   b. 690,   d. 722 
    Married  696  [10
    Children 
     1. Cenegythe of Kent,   b. 725,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F009515  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Werberga,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Aft 697  [10
    Children 
     1. Ealric (Alric), Joint-King of Kent,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID  F013196  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Withred ruled jointly with Swaefred of Essex. After Swaefred's father's death he became occupied with other things and Withred soon negotiated sole rule of Kent. He had a long and prosperous rule of nearly 35 years. He strengthened the bond between the rulers and the church. He left the kingdom into the hands of his three sons: Athelbert, Eadbert and Ealric.

  • Sources 
    1. [S000035] Markhus-2000, Markhus, Bjørn, (Norway: 2000).

    2. [S000040] Ashley-1999, Ashley, Mike, (Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc. New York: 1999), p 212.

    3. [S000062] Fettes-2001, Fettes, Ian, (Feb 2001: Australia).
      Killings, Douglas B. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. (The Online Medieval And Classical Library, OMACL #17, Jul 1996).

    4. [S000103] Cooper-Flood-1995, Cooper, Bill, (England, Internet Edition: 1995), Ch 6.

    5. [S000116] Stuart-2002, Stuart, Roderick W, (Genealogical Publishing Co: 2002 4th Edition), p 127.

    6. [S000062] Fettes-2001, Fettes, Ian, (Feb 2001: Australia).
      Aurejac, Arnaud. file: Aureged.exe. (ftp://ftp.cac.psu.edu/pub/genealogy/text/data/).

    7. [S000035] Markhus-2000, Markhus, Bjørn, (Norway: 2000).
      Shows 694.

    8. [S000062] Fettes-2001, Fettes, Ian, (Feb 2001: Australia).

    9. [S000035] Markhus-2000, Markhus, Bjørn, (Norway: 2000).
      Shows year only.

    10. [S000040] Ashley-1999, Ashley, Mike, (Carroll & Graf Publishers, Inc. New York: 1999), p 222.