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  • ID: I26038
  • Name: Arnfinn THORFINNSSON , Jarl of Orkney 1
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 10th Jarl of /Orkney/, Arnfinn Thorfinnsson
  • Birth: ABT 928 in Orkney Islands, Scotland
  • Death: AFT 978 in (killed by Ragnhild) 2
  • Note:
    NORSE PREDECESSORS of the EARLS of ORKNEY - subject to King of Norway until after 1379

    Arnfinn as Jarl of Orkney and, apparently, of Caithness. He m. Ragnhild, dau, of King Eric Bloodaxe, 954 or 955. According to the Saga, she had him murdered, but the date is not given. He was succeeded by his next brother, [Complete Peerage, X:Appendix A:7]

    Note: The account of Arnfinn's father Thorfinn states that Arnfinn's wife was 27 at the time of her marriage to Arnfinn. I am treating that as an error, thinking that that both Arnfinn and his wife were born about 10 years later.




    Father: Thorfinn "Skull Cleaver" EINARSSON , Jarl Orkney b: ABT 900 in Orkney Islands, Scotland
    Mother: Grelod of CAITHNESS b: ABT 905 in Caithness, Scotland

    Marriage 1 Ragnhild ERIKSDOTTIR b: ABT 928 in Norway
    • Married: ABT 954 in 1st husband 1

    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:7
    2. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: X:A:6-7
      Text: Arnfinn had to have outlived his father in order to be Jarl
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