Ælfgar III of Mercia
- Born: Abt 1002, Mercia, England
- Marriage: Ælfgifu of Wessex Queen Of England
- Died: 1059, Mercia, England about age 57
- Buried: Coventry, Warwickshire, England
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 160
Gruffdd ap Llwelyn, prince of North Wales, king of Gwynedd & Powys, 1039, and of Dehubarth, 1055, slain 5 Aug 1063, married as her first husband Edith or Ældgyth, daughter of Elgar (Ælfgar), Earl of Mercia 1057 son of Leofric, son of Leofwin (d. before 1032), Earl of Mercia.
~Weis' Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700, 8th Edition, 176:2
• Web Reference: Ælfgar, Earl of Mercia.
Ælfgar (died c. 1062) was the son of Leofric, Earl of Mercia, by his well-known wife Godgifu (Lady Godiva). He succeeded to his father's title and responsibilities on the latter's death in 1057. Ælfgar had two sons, Edwin, later Earl of Mercia, and Morcar, later Earl of Northumbria, and a daughter Ealdgyth, who was first married to Welsh king Gruffydd ap Llywelyn and later to Harold Godwinson, King of England.
Ælfgar married Ælfgifu of Wessex Queen Of England, daughter of Æthelred II "The Unready" King of England and Ælfgifu of Northumberland. (Ælfgifu of Wessex Queen Of England was born about 968 in Wessex, England.)