Cynehelm, supposedly the successor of Cenwulf, king of Mercia, d. 821, was said to have been murdered while still a child; but the only plausible bearer of his name was active in the years 803-811, and the saint's historicity seems highly dubious. Wigstan, murdered 849, was reportedly the grandson of Wiglaf, King of Mercia, d. c. 840; he was not a king himself, but may have been killed for dynastic reasons.