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LADY GODIVA. (Godgifu)(Godgyfu). Born about 99 AD. Wife of Leofric III, Earl of Mercia.
An Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to legend, rode naked through the streets of Coventry in England
in order to gain a remission of the oppressive toll imposed by her husband on his tenants.
There is no trace of any version of the story in sources contemporary with Godiva, but it remains an
interesting story. She appears in the Domesday survey as one of the few Anglo-Saxons and the only woman
to remain a major landholder after the conquest. She died 10 September 1067.


Leofric III, Earl of Mercia, and (Lady) Godiva

| | AELFGAR and Aelfgifu | Harold II Godwinson = Edith Swan-neck (Ealdgyth) = Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, King of Wales / | / | Vladimir Monomakh=Gytha of England Trahaern ap Caradoc = NESTA verch Gruffydd = Osbern FitzRichard | | Mstislav LLYARCH, Prince of North Wales = Dyddgu verch Iorwerth Euphrosyne GWLADYS verch Llywarch = Owain Gwynedd Bela III IOWORTH Drwyndwn = MARET of Powys-Vadoc Andrew II LLEWELLYN ap Ioworth = Tangwystl Verch Llywarch/Joan Bela IV | Stephen V Reginald de Braose = Gladys DíHU = Ralph de MORTIMER Maria of Hungary | Margaret of Naples Roger de Mortimer = Maud de Braiose Jeanne of Naples / Edward III,K.of Eng.=Phillipa of Hainault ? = (Sir) Edmund de Mortimer = Margaret de Fiennes | | | | Isolde de Mortimer = Hugh de Audley Roger de Mortimer = Joan de Greneville [see Chart A1] / _____________________________|___ / | | Hugh de Audley=Margaret de Clare Katherine Mortimer=Thomas Beauchamp Edmund Mortimer=Elizabeth Badlesmere Margaret Audley = Ralph de Stafford | | / | Roger Mortimer / ____________|___ | / | | Edmund Mortimer Hugh Stafford = Philippa Beauchamp Maud Beauchamp=Roger de Clifford Roger Mortimer Edmund Stafford=Anne of Woodstock Thomas de Clifford Anne Mortimer Humphrey Stafford=Anne Neville John de Clifford Richard, Duke of York Margaret Stafford=Robert Dunham Thomas de Clifford Edward IV, King of England John Dunham=Elizabeth Bowett Maud Clfford Elizabeth Plantagenet John Dunham II=Jean Thorland Edward Sutton Sybel Lumley John Dunham III=Benedict Fulgamsee John Sutton William Hilton Ralph Dunham=Elizabeth Wentworth Henry Dudley-Sutton Mark Roger Hilton Thomas Dunham=Jane Bromley Roger Dudley Rebecca Hilton John Dunham=Susanna Kenney Thomas Dudley Anna Roberts John Dunham=Mary Samuel Dudley Joseph Philbrick Mary Dunham=James Hamblin Dorothy Dudley Ester Philbrick Elkenah Hamblin=Abigail Hamblin Joseph Leavitt Anne Rand Sylvanus Hamblin=Dorcas Fish Nathaniel Leavitt | Branabus Hamblin=Mary Bassett Jeremiah Leavitt --- = --- Sarah Shannon Isaiah Hamblin=Daphne Haynes Jeremiah Leavitt Jacob Vernon Hamblin ----------- = -------------- Sarah Priscilla Leavitt Ella Ann Hamblin=Warren Moroni Tenney Clive Vernon Tenney=Minnie Williams Mildred Ella Tenney=Glenn Russell Handy | Deborah Lee Handy