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Leofwine (Mercia) of Mercia (abt. 0946 - abt. 1028)

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Leofwine (Leofwine II) "Ealdorman of the Hwicce, Leofric" of Mercia formerly Mercia
Born about in Mercia, Englandmap
Son of [uncertain] and [mother unknown]
Brother of [half]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Mercia, Englandmap
Mercia-7 created 13 Aug 2010 | Last modified | Last edit: 12 May 2017
01:49: Bree Ogle edited a message from Bree Ogle on the page for Leofwine II (Mercia) of Mercia. [Thank Bree for this]
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Leofwine, Ealdorman of the Hwicce (living 997)


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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)


  • Cawley, C. (2006). "Family of Leofwine ealdorman of Mercia." Medieval Lands v.4.[1]

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

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On 12 May 2017 at 05:29 GMT Bree Ogle wrote:

Truth: I forgot about it (been a while). But taking a glance, I can see that I was probably trying to figure out what we need to do about the LNAB (for parents); plus the parents might be off -- Cawley (2006), has Leofwine (d. 1023), listed as the son of Leofric, not Ordwulf/Eadwulf. So once that's figured (and after finishing hunting down duplicates, etc., it should be set to merge. ... It might actually be somwhat ready, but source and then disconnect the parents (duplicate as well) then merge those and check the kids and/or disconnect any that should not be there....

Note: Initially the Leofwine line on WikiTree was a really bad trainwreck... and I still see some wonky stragglers in this family (due to myths) hanging around, so double-check for duplicates.

On 22 Mar 2017 at 18:52 GMT Steve Selbrede wrote:

Why is Unknown-290231 an unmerged match? Looks like the same person to me.

On 28 May 2014 at 13:26 GMT Michelle (Bairfield) Brooks wrote:

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

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