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Osta (Asgard) of Asgard (0462 - abt. 0512)

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Osta "King of Kent, Oeric, Aesc" of Asgard formerly Asgard
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Profile last modified 21 May 2020 | Created 7 Jul 2011 | Last significant change: 21 May 2020
15:39: Marty (Lenover) Acks edited the Biography, Birth Place and Death Place for Osta (Asgard) of Asgard (0462-abt.0512). (not known as Great Britain at this time, minor gedcom cleanup) [Thank Marty for this]
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Biography

Name

  • ŒRIC, Oisc or Æsc [1]
  • Osta of Asgard [2]
  • Oeric Oisc/[2]
  • Oisc, Oeric or Aesc, King of Kent[3]

Birth

He was born in the year 462 in Kent. [2]

Parents

Oeric, who died in 512, was the son of Hengist. [1]

Bede names "Oeric cognomento Oisc" as son of "Hengist", adding that the kings of Kent were usually called "Oiscingas" after his name. [1]

He was the son of Ochta, son of Hengist, according to the genealogy in the Anglian collection. [1]

The 9th-century Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, one of the most important sources for this period of history, does not mention Octa. It does, however, mention Hengist and gives Oisc as his son. However, Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People, completed around 731, names Octa as the son of "Orric, surnamed Oisc" and the grandson of Hengist. [4] Conversely, the 9th-century Cotton Vespasian manuscript indicates that Octa was the son of Hengist and the father of Oisc. [5]

455 Hengist Suceeds to Kingdom

Aesc, son of Hengist, mentioned when Hengist succeeded to the kingdom.

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that in 455 Hengist and Horsa fought against King Vortigern at "Agælesfrep" [Aylesford] where Horsa was killed, adding that "after that Hengest succeeded to the kingdom and Æsc his son". [1]

457 Battle of Crayford

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that in 457 "Hengist and Æesc" fought against the Britons at "Crecganford" [Crayford] where they "slew four thousand men" after which "the Britons…forsook Kent and fled to London". [1]

465 Battle Against Welsh

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that in 465 "Hengist and Æsc" fought against the Welsh near "Wippedesfleot" where they "slew twelve Welsh nobles". [1]

473 Another Battle Against Welsh

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that in 473 "Hengist and Æesc" fought against the Welsh again. [1]

488 Reign: Aesc Succeeds to Kingdom of Kent

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle records that in 488 "Æsc succeeded to the kingdom and was king of the people of Kent twenty-four years" but does not say that this was when Hengist died. [1]

William of Malmesbury records that he was "more intent on defending than enlarging his dominions, never exceeded his paternal bounds". [1]

512 Death of Oeric

William of Malmesbury reports that Œric died "at the expiration of twenty-four years [from his accession]" [1]

He died in the year 512 in Kent. [2]

He died in Badon, England.

Issue

King Oisc had one son:

  1. Ochta, who died in 539. Bede records that "Octa" was son of "Oeric cognomento Oisc". [1]

Son of Hengist and father of Oisc according to the genealogy in the Anglian collection. [1]

His son was Ochta[6] or Octa or Octha [5] Octa of Kent was born in 492 in Kent, England. [2] or about 500 [5]

Bede records that "Octa" was son of "Oeric cognomento Oisc". However, he was the son of Hengist and father of Oisc according to the genealogy in the Anglian collection. [6] Sources disagree on his relationship to the other kings in his line; he may have been the son of Hengist or Oisc, [5] He succeeded his father as king of Kent. [6]

Sources

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Charles Cawley. Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. Medieval Lands Database. Anglo-Saxon and Danish Kings. Oeric Accessed July 3, 2018 jhd
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Database online. Record for Octa of Kent; Record for Osta of Asgard; Record for Hengist, King of Kent. Author: Ancestry.com. Public Member Trees Publication.
  3. Ancestry Family Trees Data: https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/13078823/person/724456622/facts
  4. Bede, Ecclesiastical History of the English People, ca 731. Book 2, chapter 5. Cited at Wikipedia: Octa of Kent Accessed July 2, 2019 jhd
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Wikipedia: Octa of Kent Accessed July 2, 2019 jhd
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Charles Cawley. Foundation for Medieval Genealogy. Medieval Lands Database. Anglo-Saxon and Danish Kings. Octa Accessed July 3, 2018 jhd

Acknowledgements

  • WikiTree profile Asgard-32 created through the import of SRW 7th July 2011.ged on Jul 7, 2011 by Stephen Wilkinson.
  • This person was created through the import of Olin LaVern and Darlene Thomas.ged on 14 April 2011.
  • WikiTree profile UNKNOWN-79736 created through the import of WILLIAMS 2011.GED on Jun 22, 2011 by Ted Williams.


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