Wikipedia -- "Under Æthelred, Leofwine's sphere of office after 994 was in the Hwicce areas of Worcestershire and Gloucestershire, but these counties were given to Danes by King Cnut soon after he gained the throne in 1016. However, Leofwine kept his rank and may have been appointed Ealdorman of Mercia in 1017 in succession to Eadric Streona, but Leofwine's eldest son Northman was murdered on Cnut's orders in the same year. Leofwine is last recorded as a charter witness in 1023 and probably died soon afterwards. His son Leofric was Earl of Mercia by 1032."
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Primary sources researched by fmg.ac 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)
m. ante 1010 Lady Godiva / Godifu (d.after 1054/57)
Cawley, C. (2006). "Family of Leofwine ealdorman of Mercia." Medieval Lands v.4. Fmg.ac.
Citations and Notes
↑ 1. a b Williams, Ann (2004). "Leofric, earl of Mercia (d. 1057), magnate". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/16470. Retrieved 13 November 2015. (subscription or UK public library membership required)
2. a b Williams, Ann (1991). "Leofwine ealdorman 994-1023/32". In Williams, Ann; Smyth, Alfred P.; Kirby, D. P. A Biographical Dictionary of Dark Age Britain. Seaby. ISBN 978-1-85264-047-7.
Manager's note [Leofwine may be the son of Ælfwine, son of Æthelweard (d. 920 or 922) the youngest son of King Alfred the Great and Ealhswith. But there are accounts that Ælfwine died childless alongside his brother Æthelwine in the battle of Brunanburh in 937. see William of Malmesbury, Gesta regumm. II ch. 130 & William of Malmesbury, Gesta regumm. II ch. 135.]
Assimilation of the Hwicce into Mercia is completed (by the) 780s
↑ Smith, J.R. (1873). The Reliquary and Illustrated Archaeologist, (Vol 13-14, pp.29). Google eBook
IMHO... he should be disconnected from any alleged parents. There is no proof of them, and there's another genealogy, that's totally different from Smith (1873), whose pedigree can't be trusted. ... There is no son "Godwin" on PACE.
Of NORTHUMBRIA-11 and Mercia-7 appear to represent the same person because: dates are the same
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