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  • ID: I26028
  • Name: Paul HAKONSSON , Earl of Caithness & Orkney 1
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 25th Jarl of /Orkney/, Paul II "Silent" Hakonsson
  • Name: 05th Earl of CAITHNESS , Paul "Silent" Hakonsson 2
  • Birth: ABT 1093 in Orkney Islands, Scotland
  • Death: AFT 1137 1
  • Note:
    EARLDOM of CAITHNESS (V) 1140?

    NORSE PREDECESSORS of the EARLS of ORKNEY - subject to King of Norway until after 1379

    PAUL II Hakonsson the Silent (? 1126-1137) divided the Orkneys with his brother Harald, and after his death (? 1131) took all the Orkneys and Caithness and banished his mother and her sister Frakok to the latter’s estates in Helmsdale in Sutherland. Paul held the whole of both Earldoms, but in 1135 Jarl Kali-Ragnvald III asked Paul II to surrender St. Magnus’s half of the Orkneys. Paul refused and in 1136 Ragnvald seized the Shetlands. He was helped by Frakok’s grandson, Olvi Riot (to whom he had offered Jarl Paul’s half of Orkney in return for alliance against him); but Olvi Riot was defeated at Tankarness (? 26 June 1136), and on 27 June Ragnvald’s men were defeated in Yell Sound. In the autumn Ragnvald returned to Norway, but next summer (1137) he again seized the Shetlands and captured Westray in the Orkneys. Paul agreed to a truce and surrendered half Orkney, but was captured while otter-hunting by his own warden in Caithness, Sweyn Asleifsson (whose father Olaf Hrolfsson had been burned in his house by Olvi Riot), and was carried off to the house of his brother-in-law Maddad or Madach, Earl of Atholl, husband of Margaret. Paul was thus deposed, and never returned to any of his dominions. He is not recorded to have married or had issue. [Complete Peerage, X:Appendix A:18-19]




    Father: Hakon "Imperious" PAULSON , Jarl of Orkney b: ABT 1070 in Orkney Islands, Scotland
    Mother: Unknown First WIFE b: ABT 1075 in Scotland

    Sources:
    1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: X:A:18-9
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: II:474
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