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SAXONY, King Cerdic

SAXONY, King Cerdic

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  • Name SAXONY, Cerdic 
    Prefix King 
    Born 2 May 467  Saxony, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried Sep 534  Wessex, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Sep 534  Wessex, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WAC 18 Mar 1925  [1, 2
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    Person ID I7764  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2021 

    Father King Elesa,   b. 439, Saxony, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 540  (Age < 100 years) 
    Family ID F4222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Hengist,   b. 465, Saxony, Prussia, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 491  Saxony, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. King Crioda,   b. 493, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 534  (Age 41 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F4221  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Cerdic
    Cerdic
    Cerdic 1st King of the West Saxons & Wessex.png
    Cerdic 1st King of the West Saxons & Wessex.png
    Cherdik_-_John_Speed.jpg
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    Crest of the Kings of Wessex.

  • Notes 
    • BIOGRAPHY: (Published) Cerdic (tʃɛrdɪtʃ) is cited in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as a leader of the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain, being the founder and first king of Saxon Wessex, reigning from 519 to 534. Subsequent kings of Wessex all had some level of descent claimed in the Chronicle from Cerdic. (See House of Wessex family tree)

      Life Edit

      According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Cerdic landed in Hampshire in 495 with his son Cynric in five ships. He is said to have fought a Brittonic king named Natanleod at Natanleaga and killed him thirteen years later (in 508), and to have fought at Cerdicesleag in 519. Natanleaga is commonly identified as Netley Marsh in Hampshire and Cerdicesleag as Charford (Cerdic's Ford[1]). The conquest of the Isle of Wight is also mentioned among his campaigns, and it was later given to his kinsmen, Stuf and Wihtgar (who had supposedly arrived with the West Saxons in 514). Cerdic is said to have died in 534 and was succeeded by his son Cynric.

      The early history of Wessex in the Chronicle has been considered unreliable, with duplicate reports of events and seemingly contradictory information.[2] David Dumville has suggested that Cerdic's true regnal dates are 538–554. Some scholars suggest that Cerdic was the Saxon leader defeated by the Britons at the Battle of Mount Badon, which was probably fought in 490 (and possibly later, but not later than 518). This cannot be the case if Dumville is correct, and others assign this battle to Ælle or another Saxon leader, so it appears likely that the origins of the kingdom of Wessex are more complex than the version provided by the surviving traditions.[3]

      Some scholars have gone so far as to suggest that Cerdic is purely a legendary figure, and had no actual existence, but this is a minority view. However, the earliest source for Cerdic, the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, was put together in the late ninth century; though it probably does record the extant tradition of the founding of Wessex, the intervening four hundred years mean that the account cannot be assumed to be accurate.[4][5]

      Descent from Cerdic became a necessary criterion for later kings of Wessex, and Egbert of Wessex, progenitor of the English royal house and subsequent rulers of England and Britain, claimed him as an ancestor.

  • Sources 
    1. [S64] International Genealogical Index, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
      King OF WESSEX Cerdic; Male; Birth: About 0467 Ancient, , , Sachsen; Death: 0534; Baptism: 01 MAY 1992 JRIVE; Endowment: 09 APR 1993 JRIVE; Sealing to Parents: 11 MAY 1993 JRIVE; Elesa / ELESA MRS.; Father: Elesa; Mother: ELESA MRS.; No source information is available.
      Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church to request LDS temple ordinances.
      Search performed using PAF Insight on 26 Sep 2004

    2. [S297] Unknown.
      King OF WESSEX Cerdic; Male; Birth: About 0467 Ancient, , , Sachsen; Death: 0534; Baptism: 01 MAY 1992 JRIVE; Endowment: 09 APR 1993 JRIVE; Sealing to Parents: 11 MAY 1993 JRIVE; Elesa / ELESA MRS.; Father: Elesa; Mother: ELESA MRS.; No source information is available.
      Record submitted after 1991 by a member of the LDS Church to request LDS temple ordinances.
      Search performed using PAF Insight on 26 Sep 2004