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  • ID: I00447
  • Name: Raedburh (Readberg) de CAROLINGIANS 1 2
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: BEF 774 in Aachen, Rhineland, Prussia
  • Death: Deceased in Wessex, England
  • Note:
    The ancestry for Raedburh is not at all sure. Some have her as daughter of Charlemagne, which may be true. Others state that she may not have been related to Charlemagne in any way, merely a lady of the court. I have represented her as a sister based on the information below which names her "Regis Francorum Sororia". The following post by Chris Bennet to soc.genealogy.medieval indicates some of the thinking on her ancestry:

    From: cbennett AT (cbennett AT
    Subject: Re: Ancient Saxon lineage
    Newsgroups: soc.genealogy.medieval
    Date: 1997/02/15

    There is no contemporary source for Egbert's wife. The name "Raedburh" comes from a medieval manuscript quoted by W. G. Searle (Anglo-Saxon Bishops, Kings and Nobles, London 1899, 343) as "MS Trin Coll Oxf x". She is described there as "regis Francorum sororia" which can only be a reference to Charlemagne; however there is no such sister known. Since Egbert was certainly in exile at Charlemagne's court, it is perfectly plausible that he married his wife there. If the tradition has any value, then the best guess is that she was probably a sister-in-law, but she could just as well have been a lady of the Court. Settipani (La prehistoire des Capetiens, 308 n791) is willing to accept the name.


    Father: Pepin III "The Short" King of FRANKS b: 714 in Austrasia, France
    Mother: Berthe of LAON b: ABT 725 in Laon, Aisne, Picardy, France

    Marriage 1 Egbert I King of Kent & WESSEX b: 775 in Wessex, England
    • Married: in of Wessex, England
    1. Has Children Aethelwulf King of Kent & WESSEX b: 806 in Wessex, England

    1. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 1-13
      Text: Raedburh (no last name nor ancestry given)
    2. Title: The Plantagenet Ancestry, by William Henry Turton, 1968
      Page: 21
      Text: Readberg (no last name nor ancestry given)
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