Eadgar the Athling

M, #9321, (circa 1048 - 1126)
Last Edited=2 Jan 2023
     Eadgar the Athling was born circa 1048.1 He was the son of Edward the Exile and Agatha von Braunschweig.

Eadgar the Athling married daughter of Maldred, daughter of Maldred , Lord of Carlisle and Allerdale and Ealdgyth of Northumberland.1

In 1069, Edgar joined Gospatric, the Earl of Northumberland, in his revolt against William. At the revolt's defeat, he fled to Scotland. Later he went to France, where he became the confidant of Duke Robert, the Conqueror's son. In 1198, he joined Duke Robert on the First Crusade. Later Henry I took him prisoner at Tinchebrai, and gave him an estate in England where he lived in obscurity.2 Eadgar the Athling died in 1126.1,2,3

Child of Eadgar the Athling and daughter of Maldred


  1. Stuart, Roderick W. Royalty for Commoners, The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa, Fourth Edition. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002.
  2. Moriarty, G. Andrews. "Mathilda, Wife of Guigues VIII, Count of Albo", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume CXI (October 1957).
  3. Moriarty, G. Andrews. "Agatha, Wife of the Atheling Eadward", The New England Historical and Genealogical Register volume CVI (January 1952).