Aelfflaed Family Tree & Biography (d. c920)


Aelfflaed of Mercia was a member of the House of Mercia by birth and member of the House of Wessex by marriage. 

Aelfflaed Family Tree Image showing:

father, husband, children and grandchildren

Aelfflaed Family Tree


Aelfflaed Family Tree in Table Form showing:

grandparents, parents, siblings, wives, children and grandchildren



Not known


Father – Aethelhelm of Wiltshire – (d. 897)

Mother – Not known


Not known


King Edward the Elder – (874-924)


Eadgifu of Wessex – (902 – 955)

Aelfweard of Wessex – (904 – 924)

Eadflaed of Wessex – (b. c905)

Edwin of Kent – (d. 933)

Eadhild of Wessex – (d. 938)

Eadgyth of Wessex – (910 – 946)


by Eadgifu of Wessex 

King Louis IV of France (936 – 954)

by Eadgyth of Wessex

Liutgarde – (931 – 953)

Liudolfe – (930 – 957)


Aelfflaed Short Biography

Aelfflaed of Mercia Family Tree

Aelfflaed is believed to be the daughter of Ealdorman Aethelhelm of Wiltshire.  Nothing is known of her life before her marriage to King Edward the Elder around 901.

She was Edward’s second wife and the couple had six children:

Aelfweard who is believed to have briefly been king in 924
Edwin, who drowned in 933,
Eadgifu, who married Charles III of Western Francia,
Eadgyth, who married Otto the Great of Germany,

It is believed that Aelfflaed died around 920 because King Edward remarried and his first son by his third wife was born in 921. She was buried in Winchester Cathedral.


Published Jun 20, 2024 @ 1:05 pm – Updated – Jun 20, 2024 @ 11:13 am

Harvard Reference for Aelfflaed Family Tree:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2024). Aelfflaed Family Tree (d. c920). Available: Last accessed July 15th, 2024