Agatha

Female Abt 1030 - Aft 1070  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name , Agatha 
    Born Abt 1030 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1070 
    Person ID I9220  GrangerMusgrave
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 

    Family Edward ‘Atheling’,   b. 1016,   d. 1057, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Children 
     1. Saint Margaret ‘the Exile’,   b. 1045, Hungary Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1093, Edinburgh Castle Midlothian Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 10:52:12 
    Family ID F5379  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Agatha (before 1030 – after 1070) was the wife of Edward the Exile (heir to the throne of England) and mother of Edgar Ætheling, Saint Margaret of Scotland and Cristina of England. Her antecedents are unclear and the subject of much speculation.


      Nothing is known of Agatha's early life, and what speculation has appeared is inextricably linked to the contentious issue of Agatha's paternity, one of the unresolved questions of medieval genealogy. As the birth of her children is speculatively placed at around the year 1045, her own birth was probably before about 1030. She came to England with her husband and children in 1057, but was widowed shortly after her arrival. Following the Norman conquest of England, in 1067 she fled with her children to Scotland, finding refuge under her future son-in-law Malcolm III. While one modern source indicates that she spent her last years as a nun at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, dying before about 1093,[1] Simeon of Durham[2] carries what appears to be the last reference to her in 1070.[3]

      Notes and references

      1.^ Marek, Miroslav. "Complete Genealogy of the House of Rurik". Genealogy.EU. http://genealogy.euweb.cz/russia/rurik1.html#AV1.[self-published source][better source needed]
      2.^ Historia Regum, vol.II, pp. 190-192
      3.^ Foundations(Journal of the Foundation for Medieval Genealogy), vol. 1, no. 4, July 2004, pp. 302-303, ISSN 1479-5078


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