The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ID: I02211
  • Name: Siward (Sigurd) BIORNSSON , Jarl of Northumbria 1 2 3 4
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Siward Biornsson Earl of /Northumbria/
  • Name: 00th Earl of HUNTINGDON , Siward Biornsson 5
  • Birth: ABT 1005 in Denmark
  • Death: 1055 in York, Yorkshire East Riding, England 6 4
  • Burial: Galmanho Abbey, York, Yorkshire, England
  • Note:
    EARLDOM OF NORTHUMBERLAND - preconquest, known mainly as Northumbria

    SIWARD, a Dane, who perhaps came to England with Cnut, was an Earl (probably of the southern--Danish--portion of the ancient Northumbria) in or before 1041 (c). His marriage had given him some claim to the hereditary Earldom of Northumberland, and in or before 1042 the murder of his wife's uncle Eadulf put him, as Earl, in possession of the whole of Northumbria, from Humber to Tweed. He was presumably Earl also of Northampton and Huntingdon. He gave active support to the Confessor against Earl Godwin and his sons, and in 1054 led a force of English and Danes against the Scottish usurper Macbeth, which put Malcolm, 'regis Cumbrorum filium'. upon his murdered father's throne (a).

    He m. 1stly, Elfleda, daughter of Aldred, Earl of Northumbria (dspm); and 2ndly, Godiva, a widow (b). He d. 1055, at York, and was buried at the neighboring abbey of Galmanho, which he had founded. [Complete Peerage IX:702-3]

    (c) When, with Earls Leofric and Godwin, he was sent by Harthacnut to ravage Worcestershire. With these Earls he attested many charters of Harthacnut, and later Edward the Confessor.

    (a) In the Scottish expedition his eldest son Osbeorn was slain.

    (b) Possibly widow of Halfdene, son of Brincton, who gave "in" Ryhall and Belmisthorpe (a hamlet of Ryhall), Rutland, to Peterborough Abbey.

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    EARLDOM OF HUNTINGDON

    The evidence as to the existence of a pre-Conquest Earldom of Huntingdon is scanty. When Harthacnut in 1041 ordered the city of Worcester to be ravaged as punishment for the slaying of two of his huscarls by the citizens, among those who took part in the expedition was TURI, styled Earl of the Middle English. That he was Earl of Huntingdon appears by a notification to him and others of the county made by King Harthacnut and Ælfgiva his mother concerning the gift of Hemmingford to the Abbey of Ramsey (1036-1042). Later (1042-1050) Edward the Confessor confirmed this gift by a notification to Turi the Earl and others. Turi is supposed by Freeman to have been succeeded by BEORN, but evidence is lacking; and HAROLD is said by Florence of Worcester to have held Huntingdon with his East Anglian Earldom in 1051, just before the banishment of the Godwin family. SIWARD, EARL OF Northumberland, appears to have held it immediately afterwards, being addressed as Earl in a charter of King Edward which may be dated 1050 to 1052. He married Ælfled, daughter of Aldred of Bernicia. He died in 1055, when, his surviving son Waltheof being too young, the Earldoms of Northumberland and Northampton were bestowed on Tostig, brother of Harold and a favourite of the King, who is styled Earl of Northampton in a royal confirmation of agreements between the Abbey of Ramsey and those of Peterborough and Thorney, [c] and probably held the Earldom of Huntingdon also until his banishment in October 1065. [Complete Peerage VI:637-8, (transcribed by Dave Utzinger)]

    [c] The chroniclers relate a traditional story that his predecessor was one Tosti, a Dane, who when on his way to visit the King insulted Siward; that Siward took no notice, but that on Tosti's return he cut off his head, carried it to the King, and demanded the Earldom, for he had been promised the next dignity that fell to the King's hands.




    Father: Biorn ULFIUSSON , Jarl of Denmark b: ABT 970 in Denmark

    Marriage 1 Elfleda (Aelflaed) of NORTHUMBRIA b: ABT 1015 in Bernicia, Northumbria, England
    • Married: in 1st wife 4
    Children
    1. Has Children Waltheof SIWARDSON , Earl of Huntington b: ABT 1036 in Northumberland, England

    Marriage 2 Godiva widow of HALFDENE b: ABT 1020 in Ryhall, Stamford, Rutland, England
    • Married: BEF 1055 in 2nd husband 2nd wife 7

    Sources:
    1. Title: Burke's Peerage & Baronetage, 106th Edition, Charles Mosley Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      Page: 1474
      Text: Siward Earl of Northumberland, father of Waltheof
    2. Title: Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists, 7th Edition, by Frederick Lewis Weis, additions by Walter Lee Shippard Jr., 1999
      Page: 98a-23
      Text: Sigurd, father of Waltheof
    3. Title: The Plantagenet Ancestry, by William Henry Turton, 1968
      Page: 21
      Text: Syward
    4. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IX:703-4
    5. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: VI:637-8
    6. Title: The Plantagenet Ancestry, by William Henry Turton, 1968
      Page: 141
    7. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IX:703-4
      Text: no date, 2nd husb 2nd wife
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