Genealogy data of Dolman or Dowman, of Pocklington

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Egbert I of WESSEX, 770839 (aged 69 years)

Egbert I /of WESSEX/
Given names
Surname prefix
Note: Roi de Wesseix (802 - 839)
Note: or 771
Birth of a son
Marriage of a son
Reigned 802-839
Death of a father
839 (aged 69 years)
1st Saxon King
Family with parents
Family with Redburga
Birth: 806 36
Death: January 13, 858

or 771


Roi de Wesseix (802 - 839)


Ecgbert III of Wessex, King of Wessex

(Egbert III King of Kent)

EGBERT (775?-839) was king of Wessex in England from 802 to his death. The king of Mercia drove him into exile in
789 (see ANGLO-SAXONS). Egbert lived in Gaul for three years, where he saw the expansion of Charlemagne's empire.
After gaining the West Saxon throne, Egbert destroyed the supremacy of Mercia in England. By conquering Cornwall,
Kent, Surrey, and Sussex, he enlarged Wessex and made his kingdom supreme. The Mercians, East Anglians, and
Northumbrians recognized his rule. His reign foreshadowed the later growth of a united England.

The Wessex Dynasty from Cerdic to Egbert


Cerdic d 534 519-534

| Creoda d 593 585-593

| Cynric d 560 534-560

| Ceawlin d 591 577-591

| Cuthwinwe

| Ceolwald










Egbert d 832 First King of England

Egbert reigned 802-839, after exile 789 at Charlemagne's court. Egbert succeeded
his cousin and made Wessex the leading kingdom in England, laying a basis for
her future unification. His are the earliest-surviving Wessex coins (c825). By
the Wansdyke he may have built, Egbert defeated King Beornwulf of Mercia
(Reigned 840-853, succeeded Wiglaf as king and endured a period of sustained
Viking attacks. He was finally routed in 852 when over 350 ships stormed London
& Canterbury and he died a year later. He was succeeded by his son Burgred.) at
the Battle of Ellandune (south of Swindon, Wilts.) in 825, ending Mercia's
power over Wessex and occupying Mercia in 829. Egbert annexed Essex, Kent,
Surrey, and Sussex, and his armies crushed Cornish and Danish forces in the
south-west (815, at Galford in person 825, and 838), latterly in person at
Hengist Down (near Plymouth). Briefly, he ruled all England south of the River
Humber, but never conquered Northumbria. His mainly outstanding descendants (by
Redburga) would rule England for more than 150 years.

Additional Information:

Egbert was an Anglo-Saxon king who ruled Wessex from AD 802 to 839. We use him to mark the division between the dark
ages and medieval times because he is the first Anglo-Saxon king to achieve the semblance of a United England.

The three most powerful kingdoms in England during Anglo-Saxon times were Wessex, Northumbria, and Mercia. At one
time, Offa of Mercia forced Egbert to flee to France and take refuge with Charlemagne (the great Frankish general who
ruled an empire that looked much like modern France). He later returned to Wessex, where he was recognized as king.
He gave battle to the Mercians and defeated them in 825. In 829, the Northumbrians also conceded that he would be
their overlord. He was given the title of "Bretwalda," or king of All England.

Northumbria and Mercia maintained their own dynasties for a while, however. That wouldn't end until King Edgar in
AD 959, who became the sole ruler of all three realms.

Edgar was the great-grandfather of Edward the Confessor, the Anglo-Saxon king who declared William the Conqueror
heir to the throne of England.


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