Sigeheard of Essex
In 705, they became estranged from King Ine of Wessex for sheltering his rivals to the throne. At the Synod of Brentford, they agreed to banish the rivals from Essex in return for King Ine promising not to attack Essex. The exact chronology of the later years of their rule are uncertain. It is not known whether they governed together until 709 or if Swaefred died before then.
| King of Essex
ruled jointly with Swaefred
- Frank Stenton, Anglo-Saxon England (OUP, Third Edition, reissued 2001)