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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 and [mother unknown]
Brother of [half]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Died about in Mercia, Englandmap
Mercia-7 created 13 Aug 2010 | Last modified
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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)


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

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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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