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[GLUM279] Ragnvald Eysteinsson the wise (born c.845, son of Eystein), 1st Jarl of Orkney (c.874-75), see GLUMRA for further details.
[ORKN301] Turf-Einar Ragnvaldsson (son of Ragnvald & his mistress, 6th Jarl of Orkney (894-c.920), died c.920.
[ORKN311] Thorfinn I Einarsson hausakliffer [=skull-splitter] (youngest son), 11th Jarl of Orkney (c.947-77), married [CAIT312] Grelod (see CAITHNESS JARL). He died c.977.
[ORKN321] Hlodvir lodar Thorfinnsson, 15th Jarl of Orkney (c.984-87), married either Eithnie (daughter of an Irish king) or Audna (daughter of the Laird of Kirkwall). He died c.988.
[ORKN331] Sigurd II digri Hlodvirsson (only son), 16th Jarl of Orkney (c.987-1014), married [ALPI293] Donada (daughter of King Malcolm II, see HOUSE OF ALPIN). He was killed at the Battle of Clontarf (23rd April 1014).
[ORKN341] Thorfinn II Sigurdsson the black and the mighty, 20th Jarl of Orkney (c.1018-60), Jarl of Caithness & Caithness, married [FINN342] Ingilborg Finnsdottir (see FINNVID), Jarl of Orkney. He died c.1060, and afterwards Ingilborg married 2. [CANM381] King Malcolm III Canmore (see HOUSE OF DUNKELD).
[ORKN352] --- (daughter of Thorfinn) is believed to have had a relationship with [PENT359] Count Eudes of Penthievre (see HOUSE OF RENNES).
[BARF311] Bardolf (son of Eudes & Thorfinn's daughter) is dealt with under BARDOLF.
In 1236 Magnus,
Mormaer of Angus, was granted the
Earldom of Orkney by King Haakon Haakonsson of Norway.
[ANGX481] Magnus (son of [ANGS471] Gille Brigte, see ANGUS EARLDOM). Earl of Orkney (1236-39).
[ANGX491] Gille Brigte, Earl of Orkney (1239-).
[ANGX501] Gille Brigte, Earl of Orkney (-1256). It has been suggested there was a scribal error, and there was in fact only one Gille Brigte. This seems most probable.
[ANGX511] Magnus, Earl of Orkney (1256-73). His ancestry is uncertain.
[ANGX522] Matilda of Orkney (born c.1250-55, daughter of Magnus), married [SINC471] William Sinclair, 6th Baron of Rosslyn (see ROSSLYN BARONY).