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King AETHELSTAN of England

0895 - 0939

ID Number: I29215

  • TITLE: King
  • OCCUPATION: Reign: 924-939
  • RESIDENCE: ENG
  • BIRTH: 0895
  • DEATH: 0939
  • RESOURCES: See: [S1128] [S3177]
Father: EDWARD I "The Elder" of The Anglo Saxons
Mother: ECGWYNN of Wessex


Notes


"The reign of King AEthelstan (924-39). The events of 924-5 are capable of different interpretations, of which one follows. After the death of Edward the Elder, 'king of the Anglo-Saxons', on 17 July 924, the kingdom was briefly divided: AElfweard was chosen (probably by the Edwardian establishment at Winchester) as king of the West Saxons; and AEthelstan was chosen as king of the Mercians. AElfweard died on 2 August 924; and over a year later, on 4 September 925, AEthelstan was crowned at Kingston-upon-Thames. The delayed coronation reflects the time it took for AEthelstan to prevail over opposition to his rule, centred at Winchester; he was probably crowned 'king of the Anglo-Saxons', and became 'king of the English' following the further political developments in 927 (cf. G43). For further discussion, see Wood (G73), pp. 130-1; Keynes (G65), pp. 186-7; Yorke (G169), pp. 71-3; Keynes (G12); and Keynes (B450), pp. 19-22."


The Battle of Brunanburh (B550, G40): ASC 937:" 'In this year King AEthelstan, lord of nobles, dispenser of treasure to men, and his brother also, Edmund Atheling, won by the sword's edge undying glory in battle round Brunanburh ...' "


((1)) Athelstan, King of England (d 940)


[S1128] [S3177]


                                                                            _ATHELWULF "Noble Wolf" of Wessex of The West Saxons_+
                                                                           | (0806 - 0858) m 0830                                
                                            _ALFRED "The Great" of England_|
                                           | (0849 - 0899) m 0868          |
                                           |                               |_OSBURGA (Osburgh Osburh) of Isle of Wight___________
                                           |                                 (0810 - 0853) m 0830                                
 _EDWARD I "The Elder" of The Anglo Saxons_|
| (0875 - 0924) m 0893                     |
|                                          |                                _AETHELRED "Mucil" Ealdorman of the Gaini____________
|                                          |                               | (0825 - 0866)                                       
|                                          |_EALHSWITH of the Gaini________|
|                                            (0852 - 0905) m 0868          |
|                                                                          |_EADBURGA FADBURN of Mercia__________________________+
|                                                                            (0830 - ....)                                       
|
|--AETHELSTAN of England
|  (0895 - 0939)
|                                                                           _____________________________________________________
|                                                                          |                                                     
|                                           _______________________________|
|                                          |                               |
|                                          |                               |_____________________________________________________
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|_ECGWYNN of Wessex________________________|
  (0870 - ....) m 0893                     |
                                           |                                _____________________________________________________
                                           |                               |                                                     
                                           |_______________________________|
                                                                           |
                                                                           |_____________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                 

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[S3177]

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Elizabeth BRANCH

ABT 1700 - ____

ID Number: I54419

  • RESIDENCE: Henrico Co. VA
  • BIRTH: ABT 1700
  • RESOURCES: See: [S1974]
Father: James BRANCH
Mother: Mary HANCOCK


Family 1 : John WOOLDRIDGE

                                                   _Christopher BRANCH I "the Immigrant"_+
                                                  | (1602 - 1681) m 1619                 
                       _Thomas BRANCH I___________|
                      | (1620 - 1694) m 1650      |
                      |                           |_Mary Frances ADDIE __________________
                      |                             (1602 - 1630) m 1619                 
 _James BRANCH _______|
| (1665 - 1736)       |
|                     |                            _Mathew GOUGH "the Immigrant"_________
|                     |                           | (1575 - 1650)                        
|                     |_Elizabeth GOUGH __________|
|                       (1627 - 1697) m 1650      |
|                                                 |______________________________________
|                                                                                        
|
|--Elizabeth BRANCH 
|  (1700 - ....)
|                                                  ______________________________________
|                                                 |                                      
|                      _(RESEARCH QUERY) HANCOCK _|
|                     |                           |
|                     |                           |______________________________________
|                     |                                                                  
|_Mary HANCOCK _______|
  (1670 - 1750)       |
                      |                            ______________________________________
                      |                           |                                      
                      |___________________________|
                                                  |
                                                  |______________________________________
                                                                                         

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Empress ADELAIDE de BURGUNDY of Holy Roman Empire

0932 - 17 Dec 0999

ID Number: I33131

  • TITLE: Empress
  • OCCUPATION: Saint Adelaide (or Adele); Queen of Burgundy
  • RESIDENCE: Burgundy
  • BIRTH: 0932
  • DEATH: 17 Dec 0999, Selz Monastery, Alsace, France
  • RESOURCES: See: [S1158] [S2437]
Father: RUDOLF II of Italy
Mother: BERTHA of Swabia


Family 1 : OTTO I "The Great" of Germany
  1. +OTTO II Holy Roman Emporer

Notes


"Adelaide, Queen of Burgundy and Empress of the Holy Roman, died just as Europe entered the year 1000. She was the daughter of King Rudolf of Lorraine, widow of Duke Lothar of Burgundy, wife of the powerful Holy Roman Emperor Otto I, and regent for both her son Otto II and, later, grandson Otto III.


Adelaide's Adventures: Adelaide lived a in rough and traitorous time. Her first husband, Duke Lothar of Burgundy, was poisoned by a fellow duke, Berengar. Berengar's aim was to try and get his hands on Lothar's great tracts of land in northern Italy. He crowned himself King of Italy, ignoring Adelaide who as Lothar's widow was the rightful heir and mistress of the region. Berengar could not ignore Adelaide for long as his tyrannical rule turned the people against him. When they turned to Adelaide for help, Berengar and his wife Willa seized the young widow, imprisoned her, and tried to force her to marry their misshaped son. A noble and educated nun Hroswitha of Gandersheim, who knew Adelaide, wrote of the event:
"Engorged with hatred and envy, Berengar directed his fury against Queen Adelaide. Not only did he seize her throne but at the same time forced the doors of her treasury and carried off, with greedy hand, everything he found...He even took her royal crown..."


Though imprisoned, Adelaide managed to resist Berengar's plan to marry his son, whom she suspected had helped poison her husband. Somehow, with her two maidservants, she managed to escape. Almost at once she was found, recaptured, and punished even more. Berengar's wife Willa turned vicious. She tore off Adelaide's jewelry, pulled her hair, scratched her face, and kicked her. Then Berengar locked Adelaide up in one of his castles on an island in Lake Garda. There Adelaide languished for four months.


It was a faithful priest named Warinus who saved Adelaide by digging a hole into the castle's thick walls. Every night the hole bored a little deeper into the stone. Adelaide and her one remaining maid did the same from inside her room. At last the wall broke through. The two women squeezed out, and all three escaped in a waiting boat. Of course they were pursued, yet managed to hide in a wheat field. Through the wheat field went their pursuers, stabbing right and left with their lances. Somehow, Adelaide was not found. With Warinus' help, she found her way to the castle of Count Azzo in Canossa, Italy and put herself under his protection.


Berengar was not about to give up. He arrived at the castle and laid siege to it. The faithful Warinus was Adelaide's savior again. He slipped through the siege and fled to Germany with a letter from Adelaide to Otto I, who was the most powerful man in Europe. The letter begged Otto to come to Adelaide's rescue. In return, she offered to marry him, thus uniting her lands with his. Otto couldn't resist the offer! In 951 he entered Italy and Berengar wisely fled before him.


Adelaide's Rule: Otto and Adelaide liked each other at once. Although she was a beautiful twenty year old and he was twice her age, all accounts say that they had a happy marriage. Otto let Adelaide control the lands she brought into the marriage, and even added some he owned. On February 2, 962, Otto and Adelaide were crowned emperor and empress by the pope in Rome. Adelaide now was officially empress of the "Holy Roman Empire."


Adelaide and Otto mainly ruled from Saxony (Northern Germany). They had five children. When Otto died, Adelaide became regent for her son Otto II. Greatly influenced by his mother, young Otto II included Adelaide in his decrees, arriving at decisions "with the advice of my pious and dearest mother." Then a rival appeared on Adelaide's horizon - a daughter-in-law for Otto II named Theophano.


Theophano was a Byzantine princess who in 971 was given in marriage to Otto II. When they married Theophano was only sixteen and Otto seventeen. Fresh from the glorious but treacherous court of Byzantium, Theophano brought with her a useful knowledge of the ins and outs of political intrigue. Otto began to listen to her more, and his mother less. Adelaide and her son and daughter-in-law grew apart.


Unexpectantly Otto II died young, leaving Theophano with a 3 year old son, Otto III. Immediately, both empresses overcame their feelings of ill will and united to safeguard the child king's claims to power. Theophano assumed the title "Imperator Augustus" and defended her son Otto's title both from dukes, princes and attacks by the still pagan Slavs and Danes.


For seven years Theophano with tact and firmness administered the empire in her son's name. Then, in her early thirties she died, and Adelaide took her place as Otto III's regent. She was now sixty years old. On his fourteenth birthday, Otto III gently, but firmly, broke lose from his grandmother, making it known that he no longer wished to be ruled by a woman. For the rest of her life Adelaide lived in a nunnery. She took a last title: "Adelheida, by God's gift empress, by herself a poor sinner and God's maidservant," and died in 999 on the eve of the next millennium.


Adelaide believed that the end of the world, the apocalypse, would come to pass in the year 1,000. According to the Biblical book of Revelation, she thought that Satan would be loosed out of his prison and Christ would come again. She told the abbot of the great monastery house of Cluny, "As the thousandth year of our Lord's becoming flesh approaches, I yearn to behold this day, which knows no evening, in the forecourt of our Lord.""
Principle Source: A.D. 1000: Europe on the Brink of the Millennium, Richard Erdoes, Harper & Row, 1988.


"Sources: Kraentzler 1517; RC 237, 321, 323, 376; A. Roots. Unknow why she a
saint."




[S2437]


                                                              _CONRAD II le Jeune de BOURGOGNE Count of Auxerre_+
                                                             | (0825 - 0887)                                    
                       _RUDOLPH I de BOURGOGNE of Burgundy___|
                      | (0847 - 0911) m 0888                 |
                      |                                      |_WALDRADA de WORMGAU _____________________________
                      |                                        (0825 - ....)                                    
 _RUDOLF II of Italy__|
| (0888 - 0937) m 0922|
|                     |                                       _BOSO I de VIENNE of Burgundy and Provence________+
|                     |                                      | (0842 - 0887)                                    
|                     |_WILLA de VIENNE of Vienne & Provence_|
|                       (0867 - 0929) m 0888                 |
|                                                            |_ERMENGARDE "Trungarde" of Italy__________________
|                                                              (0848 - 0896)                                    
|
|--ADELAIDE de BURGUNDY of Holy Roman Empire
|  (0932 - 0999)
|                                                             __________________________________________________
|                                                            |                                                  
|                      _BURCHARD I___________________________|
|                     | (0870 - ....)                        |
|                     |                                      |__________________________________________________
|                     |                                                                                         
|_BERTHA of Swabia____|
  (0907 - 0967) m 0922|
                      |                                       __________________________________________________
                      |                                      |                                                  
                      |_REGINLINDE of Nellensburg____________|
                        (0880 - ....)                        |
                                                             |__________________________________________________
                                                                                                                

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[S1158]

[S2437]

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Leonard L. KLEPPER


!LIVING

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Thomas LEE

____ - ABT 1719

ID Number: I66960

  • RESIDENCE: Chowan Co. NC
  • DEATH: ABT 1719
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2536]
Father: LEE


Family 1 : Mary PERRY
Family 2 :
  1.  Stephen LEE

Notes


"Thomas Lee left his will on March 14, 1716 and it was probated on July 6, 1719. By this time he had remarried to Mary, widow of John Bailey. He left Cabbin Neck to his brother, William Lee. That would have been the 1/2 portion of Cabbin Neck which James Blount gave up to his stepmother, Mary Blount in 1707. All other lands and his mill were bequeathed to Lee's son, Stephens Lee. See Chowan County, Deed Book B#1, p. 412; Will of Thomas Lee, North Carolina State Archives."


[S2536]


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 _ LEE _______________|
|                     |
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|                        |
|                        |__
|                           
|
|--Thomas LEE 
|  (.... - 1719)
|                         __
|                        |  
|                      __|
|                     |  |
|                     |  |__
|                     |     
|_____________________|
                      |
                      |   __
                      |  |  
                      |__|
                         |
                         |__
                            

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[S2536]


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Arthur Wilbert MCCANTS III


!LIVING

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Earl Alexander NICAR


!LIVING

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John (James) G. (C.) PAYTON

ABT 1880 - ____

ID Number: I3062

  • RESIDENCE: TN & Waldron, AR?
  • BIRTH: ABT 1880
  • RESOURCES: See: [S139]

Family 1 : "Maggie" HICKERSON
  1.  Infant Dau PAYTON
  2.  Little Archie PAYTON

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Mary PUCKETT

ABT 1675 - ____

ID Number: I81110

  • RESIDENCE: Henrico Co. VA
  • BIRTH: ABT 1675
  • RESOURCES: See: [S2957]
Father: William PUCKETT
Mother: Anna WOMACK


Notes


2 Mary PUCKETT b: ABT 1675

                                                        __
                                                       |  
                       ________________________________|
                      |                                |
                      |                                |__
                      |                                   
 _William PUCKETT ____|
| (1654 - 1723) m 1674|
|                     |                                 __
|                     |                                |  
|                     |________________________________|
|                                                      |
|                                                      |__
|                                                         
|
|--Mary PUCKETT 
|  (1675 - ....)
|                                                       __
|                                                      |  
|                      _William WOMACK "the Immigrant"_|
|                     | (1607 - 1697) m 1640           |
|                     |                                |__
|                     |                                   
|_Anna WOMACK ________|
  (1657 - 1694) m 1674|
                      |                                 __
                      |                                |  
                      |_Mary Jane ALLEN _______________|
                        (1620 - 1685) m 1640           |
                                                       |__
                                                          

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William REYNOLDS

1693 - ____

ID Number: I79564

  • RESIDENCE: Norfolk, VA
  • BIRTH: 1693, Norfolk, Virginia
  • RESOURCES: See: [S1615]
Father: Robert REYNOLDS



                                             _Richard REYNOLDS "the Immigrant"_+
                                            | (1567 - 1641) m 1605             
                       _Nicholas REYNOLDS __|
                      | (1612 - ....)       |
                      |                     |_Ann HARRISON ____________________+
                      |                       (1575 - ....) m 1605             
 _Robert REYNOLDS ____|
| (1642 - 1702)       |
|                     |                      _(RESEARCH QUERY) GREGORY ________
|                     |                     |                                  
|                     |_Alice GREGORY ______|
|                       (1625 - ....)       |
|                                           |__________________________________
|                                                                              
|
|--William REYNOLDS 
|  (1693 - ....)
|                                            __________________________________
|                                           |                                  
|                      _____________________|
|                     |                     |
|                     |                     |__________________________________
|                     |                                                        
|_____________________|
                      |
                      |                      __________________________________
                      |                     |                                  
                      |_____________________|
                                            |
                                            |__________________________________
                                                                               

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Ezekiel TEFF

ABT 1700 - ____

ID Number: I56789

  • RESIDENCE: prob. N. Kingstown, RI, RI
  • BIRTH: ABT 1700
  • RESOURCES: See: [S1746]

Family 1 : Mercy BARBER

Notes


Child:
4 Eunice Tefft +Samuel Tefft
... 5 George Tefft +Susan Brown
..... 6 David George Tefft +Abby Sprague
.......... 7 Susan Jane Tefft +Benjamin Franklin Laire
............... 8 Harry Moton Laire +Essie Orilla Wilson
................... 9 Mervin Wayne Laire +Helen Marie Miller
...................... 10 Dixie A. Laire

[S1746]

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[S1746]

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