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Leofwine (Mercia) of Mercia

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Leofwine (Leofwine II) "Ealdorman of the Hwicce, Leofric" of Mercia formerly Mercia
Born about in Mercia, Englandmap
Son of and [mother unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died about in Mercia, Englandmap
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Leofwine, Ealdorman of the Hwicce (living 997)

Early Life

The parents listed for this individual are speculative and may not be based on sound genealogical research. Sources to prove or disprove this ancestry are needed. Please contact the Profile Manager or leave information on the bulletin board.

Primary sources researched by don't identify Leofric's parents. The ones given here seem based on later secondary sources that mysteriously connect him with Alwara, as a wife... when she is UNKNOWN. (See Smith, 1873)[1]


m. UNKNOWN. Issue:
  • Northman (d.1017)
  • Edwin (d.1039)
  • Leofric, Earl of Mercia (d. 30 Oct 1057 Bromley) m. ante 1010 Lady Godiva / Godifu (d.after 1054/57)
  • Godwine (d.ante 1056)



  1. Smith, J.R. (1873). The Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist, (Vol 13-14, pp.29). Google eBook

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On May 28, 2014 at 13:26GMT Michelle Brooks wrote:

Of NORTHUMBRIA-11 and Mercia-7 appear to represent the same person because: dates are the same

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