Eádweard, -ward, es; m. [eád happy, weard ward, guardian]. 1. Edward the Elder, the eldest son of Alfred the Great. Edward was king of Wessex for twenty-four years, from A. D. 901-925 :-- Hér, A. D. 901, gefór Ælfréd cyning, and féng Eádweard his sunu to ríce here king Alfred died, and Edward his son succeeded to the kingdom, Chr. 901; Erl. 97, 8-10. Her, A. D. 925, Eádweard cyning [MS. cing] forþférde, and Æðelstán his sunu féng to ríce here king Edward died, and Æthelstan his son succeeded to the kingdom. Chr. 925; Erl. 1010, 19. 2. Edward the Martyr, son of Edgar. Edward was king of Wessex, Mercia, and Northumbria, for three years, from A. D. 975-978 :-- Hér, A. D. 975, Eádweard, Eádgáres sunu, féng to ríce here Edward, Edgar's son, succeeded to the kingdom, Chr. 975; Th. 227, 37, col. 1. Hér, A. D. 978, wearþ Eádweard cyning gemartyrad here king Edward was martyred, Chr. 978; Th. 232, 1-3, col. 1. 3. Edward the Confessor, son of Æthelred. Edward was king of England for twenty-four years, from A. D. 1042-1066 :-- Hér, A. D. 1042, wæs Eádward gehálgod to cinge on Wincestre here Edward was consecrated king at Winchester, Chr. 1042; Erl. 168, 2. Hér, A. D. 1066, forþférde Eádward [MS. Eáduuard] cyning [MS. king], and Harold eorl féng to ðam ríce here king Edward died, and earl Harold succeeded to the kingdom, Chr. 1066; Erl. 198, 1.