Location: Essex / Essex

Factoid List

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Office S65b    Swæfred 1 held office of King (king of the East Saxons)
Office S1246    Sebbe 1 held office of King (king of the East Saxons)
Office S1171    Sebbe 1 held office of King (king of the East Saxons)
Office S1246    Eorcenwald 1 held office of Bishop (bishop of the East Saxons)
Event Wulfstan.NarrMetrSwithuno  i.22, p. 488   Anonymi 1509 lived in Essex.
Event Wulfstan.NarrMetrSwithuno  i.22, pp. 488-90   Anonymi 1509 had heard of the favours of God which were accomplished through Swithhun 5 in Winchester. Therefore, they left their homes and hastened to see Swithhun 5. When they were in the presence of Swithhun 5, they begged the Lord to grant them his accustomed aid and immediately they were cured. They returned home and gave thanks to the Lord.
Event ASC (C-F)  994 CDEF(OE and Lat.)   [The occupants of] the ships (Anonymi 2198) caused harm along the sea coasts and in various places.
Office Æthelweard.Chron  iv.1 Æthelberht 9 held office of King (King of the Dwellers in Kent and the East, South and Middle Angles)
PersonInfo Lantfred.TransMiracSwithuni  19 Anonymi 1509 They lived in that part of Britain which is called Essex
Event ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  E 1046   Lothen 1 and Yrling 1 came to Sandwich with 25 ships and captured an indescribable amount of plunder in men and gold and silver, so that nobody knew how much it was altogether; and then they went round Thanet and meant to do the same there, but the local people firmly resisted them, and prevented them both from coming ashore and from obtaining water, and drove them out completely from those parts. So they went off to Essex, which they ravaged, and there they captured people and whatever they could find, and then they went east to Baldwin 4’s country, and sold whatever they had got from their raid, and thence they went east to the country from which they had come.
Event ASC (C-F) 1042-1087  CD 1052   Earl Harold 3 came from Ireland with his ships to the mouth of Somerset and Devon, and there did much damage, and the local people gathered together against him out of Somerset and Devon, and he put them to flight and killed more than 30 good thegns, apart from other people, and immediately after that he went round Land’s End. Then King Edward 15 had 40 small boats manned which lay at Sandwich in order that they might keep watch for Earl Godwine 51, who was in Bruges that winter. But despite this, he got into this country without their knowing anything about it. And while he was here in this country he enticed all the men of Kent and all the sailors [butsecarl] from the district of Hastings and from the region round about there by the sea coast, and all Essex and Surrey and much else beside. Then they all said they would live and die with him. When the fleet that was lying at Sandwich found out about Godwine 51’s expedition, they set out after him; and he escaped them, and the fleet turned back to Sandwich, and so homeward to London. When Godwine 51 found out that the fleet that had been lying at Sandwich was on its way home, he went back again to the Isle of Wight, and lay off the coast there long enough for Earl Harold 3 his son to join him. And they would not do any great harm afterwards except that they lived off the countryside. But they enticed all the local people to their side, both along the sea coast and inland also. And they went towards Sandwich and kept on collecting all the sailors that they met, and so they came to Sandwich with an overwhelming force. When Edward 15 found out about this, he sent inland for more help, but it came very slowly, and Godwine 51 kept on advancing towards London with his fleet until he came to Southwark, where he waited some time until the tide came up. In that interval he treated with the citizens so that they nearly all wanted what he wanted. When Godwine 51 had arranged all his expedition, the tide came in, and they forthwith weighed anchor and proceeded through the bridge always keeping to the southern bank, and the land force came from above and drew themselves up along the shore, and they formed a wing with their ships as if they meant to encircle the king’s ships. The king had also a large land force on his side in addition to the sailors. But it was hateful to almost all of them to fight against men of their own race, for there was little else that was worth anything apart from Englishmen on either side; and also they did not wish the country to be laid the more open to foreigners through their destroying each other. Then it was decided that wise men should go between parties, and they made a truce on both sides. And Godwine 51 and his son Harold 3 went ashore and as many of their sailors as suited them, and then there was a meeting of the council, and Godwine 51 was given his earldom unconditionally and as fully and completely as he had ever held it, and all his sons all that they had held before, and his wife [Gytha 1] and his daughter [Eadgyth 3] as fully and completely as they had held it before. And they confirmed full friendship with them, and promised the full benefits of the laws to all the people. And they outlawed all the Frenchmen who had promoted injustices and passed unjust judgments and given bad counsel in this country, with the exception, they decided, of as many as the king should wish to have with him, who were loyal to him and to all the people. And Archbishop Robert 5 and Bishop William 2 and Bishop Ulf 13 escaped with difficulty with the Frenchmen who were with them and so got away overseas.
RecordedNames Anon.LiberEliensis  II.27 Eadric 56
Event S1117      Writ of King Edward 15 declaring that the burh at Wennington, Essex, with the 4 hides belonging to it and the church and land æt thære lea, is to belong to Westminster Abbey as fully and completely as ever Atsere 3 Swearte and his wife Ælfgyth 8 owned them and gave them to the abbey with his consent.
Event S1118      Writ of King Edward 15 declaring that the land at Kelvedon Hatch, Essex, is to belong to Westminster Abbey as fully and as completely as ever Æthelric 67 the burhthegn and his wife Gode 3 owned it and bequeathed it to the abbey with his consent.
Event S1128      Writ of King Edward 15 declaring that the estate at Moulsham, Essex, which Leofcild 2 owned and bequeathed to Westminster Abbey, is now to belong to the abbey just as he granted it.
Event S1531      Will of Thurstan 9.
Event Bates299      King William 1 notifies Bishop William 2 of London, Swein 9 the sheriff and all his thegns in Essex that he has granted the two estates at Feering and Ockendon, Essex, to St Westminster abbey in exchange for Windsor. Swein 9 is to convey these lands to the abbey.
Event Bates309      King William 1 notifies Swein 9 the sheriff and all his faithful men of Essex that he has conceded to the abbey of Westminster the land and marsh of Tilbury, Essex, which Geoffrey 5 de Mandeville gave for the soul of his wife who is buried in the abbey.
Office EMC Coin  1987.0103 (N 240.2 (Abp Wulfred Group VII second monogram (Ecgberht) type)) Swefheard 6 held office of Moneyer for Wulfred 6
Office EMC Coin  1987.0103 (N 240.2 (Abp Wulfred Group VII second monogram (Ecgberht) type)) Wulfred 6 held office of Archbishop
RecordedNames EMC Coin  1987.0103 (N 240.2 (Abp Wulfred Group VII second monogram (Ecgberht) type)) Swefheard 6
Office EMC Coin  1987.0154 (N 818 (Small Flan) (Hild. B)) Goldsige 1 held office of Moneyer for Edward 15
RecordedNames EMC Coin  1987.0154 (N 818 (Small Flan) (Hild. B)) Goldsige 1
Office EMC Coin  1987.0154 (N 818 (Small Flan) (Hild. B)) Edward 15 held office of King
Office EMC Coin  1987.0146 (N 790 (Short Cross)) Godman 13 held office of Moneyer for Cnut 3
RecordedNames EMC Coin  1987.0146 (N 790 (Short Cross)) Godman 13
Office EMC Coin  1987.0146 (N 790 (Short Cross)) Cnut 3 held office of King
Office EMC Coin  2000.0027 (N 750 (Bust Crowned, without mint)) Folcard 11 held office of Moneyer for Edgar 11
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2000.0027 (N 750 (Bust Crowned, without mint)) Folcard 11
Office EMC Coin  2000.0027 (N 750 (Bust Crowned, without mint)) Edgar 11 held office of King
Office EMC Coin  2003.0217 (N 263 (CEB 9) (Light coinage, Cross on saltire obverse)) Ealhred 2 held office of Moneyer for Offa 7
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2003.0217 (N 263 (CEB 9) (Light coinage, Cross on saltire obverse)) Ealhred 2
Office EMC Coin  2003.0217 (N 263 (CEB 9) (Light coinage, Cross on saltire obverse)) Offa 7 held office of King
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2003.0217 (N 263 (CEB 9) (Light coinage, Cross on saltire obverse)) Offa 7
Office EMC Coin  2006.0167 (N 803 (Harold I, Fleur-de-lis, fleur reverse)) Eadric 99 held office of Moneyer for Harold 5
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2006.0167 (N 803 (Harold I, Fleur-de-lis, fleur reverse)) Eadric 99
Office EMC Coin  2006.0167 (N 803 (Harold I, Fleur-de-lis, fleur reverse)) Harold 5 held office of King
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2006.0167 (N 803 (Harold I, Fleur-de-lis, fleur reverse)) Harold 5
Office EMC Coin  2004.0218 (N 356 (Cn. 42-3, 48-55)) Diola 1 held office of Moneyer for Cenwulf 3
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2004.0218 (N 356 (Cn. 42-3, 48-55)) Diola 1
Office EMC Coin  2004.0218 (N 356 (Cn. 42-3, 48-55)) Cenwulf 3 held office of King
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2004.0218 (N 356 (Cn. 42-3, 48-55)) Cenwulf 3
Office EMC Coin  2007.0037 (N 673 (Bust Crowned, without mint)) Cyneweald 3 held office of Moneyer for Æthelstan 18
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2007.0037 (N 673 (Bust Crowned, without mint)) Cyneweald 3
Office EMC Coin  2007.0037 (N 673 (Bust Crowned, without mint)) Æthelstan 18 held office of King
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2007.0037 (N 673 (Bust Crowned, without mint)) Æthelstan 18
Office EMC Coin  2003.0228 (N 423 (Burgred, lunette, unbroken)) Cenred 8 held office of Moneyer for Burgred 5
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2003.0228 (N 423 (Burgred, lunette, unbroken)) Cenred 8
Office EMC Coin  2003.0228 (N 423 (Burgred, lunette, unbroken)) Burgred 5 held office of King
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2003.0228 (N 423 (Burgred, lunette, unbroken)) Burgred 5
Office EMC Coin  1987.0127 (N 751 (Bust Crowned, with mint)) Brother 2 held office of Moneyer for Edgar 11
RecordedNames EMC Coin  1987.0127 (N 751 (Bust Crowned, with mint)) Brother 2
Office EMC Coin  1987.0127 (N 751 (Bust Crowned, with mint)) Edgar 11 held office of King
RecordedNames EMC Coin  1987.0127 (N 751 (Bust Crowned, with mint)) Edgar 11
Office EMC Coin  1998.0082 (N 787 (Pointed Helmet) (Hild. G)) Ælfstan 101 held office of Moneyer for Cnut 3
RecordedNames EMC Coin  1998.0082 (N 787 (Pointed Helmet) (Hild. G)) Ælfstan 101
Office EMC Coin  1998.0082 (N 787 (Pointed Helmet) (Hild. G)) Cnut 3 held office of King
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2005.0248 (N 827 (Sovereign/Eagles) (Hild. H)) Edward 15
Office EMC Coin  2005.0248 (N 827 (Sovereign/Eagles) (Hild. H)) Edward 15 held office of King
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2005.0248 (N 827 (Sovereign/Eagles) (Hild. H)) Thurfrith 16
Office EMC Coin  2005.0248 (N 827 (Sovereign/Eagles) (Hild. H)) Thurfrith 16 held office of Moneyer for Edward 15
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2001.0976 (N 232 (Abp Æthelheard Group III with Coenwulf)) Cenwulf 3
Office EMC Coin  2001.0976 (N 232 (Abp Æthelheard Group III with Coenwulf)) Cenwulf 3 held office of King
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2001.0976 (N 232 (Abp Æthelheard Group III with Coenwulf)) Æthelheard 13
Office EMC Coin  2001.0976 (N 232 (Abp Æthelheard Group III with Coenwulf)) Æthelheard 13 held office of Archbishop
Office EMC Coin  1987.0133 (N 770 (Crux) (Hild. C)) Æthelred 32 held office of King
Office EMC Coin  1998.0083 (N 787 (Pointed Helmet) (Hild. G)) Cnut 3 held office of King
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2006.0356 (N 802 var (Harold I Jewel Cross: single band to diadem)) Harold 5
Office EMC Coin  2006.0356 (N 802 var (Harold I Jewel Cross: single band to diadem)) Harold 5 held office of King
RecordedNames EMC Coin  2006.0356 (N 802 var (Harold I Jewel Cross: single band to diadem)) Wynsige 9
Office EMC Coin  2006.0356 (N 802 var (Harold I Jewel Cross: single band to diadem)) Wynsige 9 held office of Moneyer for Harold 5