Biography of Cynric King Wessex

Paternal Family Tree: Wessex

552 Battle of Salisbury

556 Battle of Beran Burg

Cynric King Wessex was born to Cerdic King Wessex.

In 495 [his father] Cerdic King Wessex landed with his son Cynric King Wessex in five ships at Hampshire.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 508. This year [his father] Cerdic and Cynric slew a British king, whose name was Natanleod, and five thousand men with him. After this was the land named Netley, from him, as far as Charford.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 519. This year [his father] Cerdic and Cynric undertook the government of the West-Saxons; the same year they fought with the Britons at a place now called Charford. From that day have reigned the children of the West-Saxon kings.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 527. This year [his father] Cerdic and Cynric fought with the Britons in the place that is called Cerdic's-ley.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 530. This year [his father] Cerdic and Cynric took the isle of Wight, and slew many men in Carisbrook.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 534. This year died [his father] Cerdic, the first king of the West-Saxons. Cynric his son succeeded to the government, and reigned afterwards twenty-six winters. And they gave to their two nephews, Stuff and Wihtgar, the whole of the Isle of Wight.

In 534 [his father] Cerdic King Wessex died. His son Cynric King Wessex succeeded King Wessex.

Battle of Salisbury

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 552. This year Cynric fought with the Britons on the spot that is called Sarum [Map], and put them to flight. Cerdic was the father of Cynric, Cerdic was the son of Elesa, Elesa of Esla, Esla of Gewis, Gewis of Wye, Wye of Frewin, Frewin of Frithgar, Frithgar of Brand, Brand of Balday, Balday of Woden. In this year Ethelbert, the son of Ermenric, was born, who on the two and thirtieth year of his reign received the rite of baptism, the first of all the kings in Britain.

Battle of Beran Burg

In 556 Cynric King Wessex and [his son] Ceawlin King Wessex defeated the Britons at Barbury Castle [Map] during the Battle of Beran Burg. Barbury Castle [Map] possibly of strategic importance since it is located on the Ridgeway with extensive views over the Thames valley.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 556. This year Cynric and [his son] Ceawlin fought with the Britons at Beranbury.

[his son] Ceawlin King Wessex was born to Cynric King Wessex.

[his son] Cutha Wessex was born to Cynric King Wessex.

Cynric King Wessex appears on the following Descendants Family Trees:

Cerdic King Wessex 534

Royal Ancestors of Cynric King Wessex

Kings Wessex: Son of Cerdic King Wessex

Royal Descendants of Cynric King Wessex

Ceawlin King Wessex x 1

Ceol King Wessex x 1