Sutton Hoo Connections

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Was reading up on the Sutton Hoo treasure the other day :

I know I have a descent from King Alfred of England. By a little digging round, I found that he descends from AEthelwulf of Wessex, Ecgbert III of Wessex, his mother, an unnamed Anglian princess and daughter of AEthelbert II of Kent, son of Wihtred of Kent, son of Egbert I of Kent, son of Sexburga of East-Anglia (princess), daughter of Anna, King of East Anglia , who was son of Eni of East Anglia, brother of Redwald, King of East Anglia, who was almost certainly the gentleman buried at Sutton Hoo!!!!!!

asked in The Tree House by Susan Scarcella G2G6 Mach 6 (65.2k points)
Hi, cousin!
Hi cuz. I wonder how closely we are related. LOL I think every person of English descent has this line or one similar. Just chuffed to have found it.
Thanks for the Question Susan! Really sent me into a fun look at Anglo-Saxon DNA!


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I can supposedly go back to Harold. The fella who lost to William and lay the land open for the Normans. I am waiting for John Smeeckle (one of our great WikiTree Researchers) to find the break in my lines and disprove it.

My suggestion? Get male line descendants to do YDNA tests and try to get information on any DNA work/studies being done on the Pre-Norman Royal Chiefs/Kings. Be a real bummer to do all the DNA testing only to find that the burial belonged to a Woman, a Chieftess or Queen (we can ignore the big mustache on the helmet).

Arthur would be one, right? We could move him to East Anglia. :-)

I just blogged about this with a more in-depth and less tongue in cheek answer. Grandma's Genes, Sutton Hoo Who


answered by Mags Gaulden G2G6 Pilot (442k points)
edited by Mags Gaulden
I have Harold (through his daughter Gytha who married Vladimir Monomakh (though I have heard that is not sure) and William via the usual suspects (Edward III, John of Gaunt, the Beauforts downwards). Gives me a bit of a weird feeling to know that those two ancestors faced each other down, and how I wouldn't have been here if the battle had gone the other way. Gytha would have married someone else, and Edward III would never have existed).

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