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  • ID: I26040
  • Name: Liot THORFINNSSON , Jarl of Orkney 1
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 12th Jarl of /Orkney/, Liot Thorfinnsson
  • Birth: ABT 944 in Orkney Islands, Scotland
  • Death: AFT 980 in (dsp) 2
  • Note:
    NORSE PREDECESSORS of the EARLS of ORKNEY - subject to King of Norway until after 1379

    Liot, his next brother but one, suc, him as Jarl of Orkney and m. his widow; but his younger brother Skuli "went up into Scotland and was given the name of Earl (? of Caithness) by the Scottish King" (Kenneth MacMalcolm, 971-995), Skuli disputed Liotís inheritance and invaded Orkney, but was defeated and driven back into Caithness. Liot followed him to Caithness and occupied it, while Skuli fled to Scotland. He returned with a great army provided by King Kenneth and Earl Macbeth hut Liot defeated him in the Dales and Skuli was killed. Liot "took Caithness under him and there was great enmity" between him and the Scottish King. Macbeth, Mormaer or Earl of Moray, again attacked Liot, hut was defeated at the (1st) battle of Skidmoor in Caithness. Liot d. s.p., of his wounds, and was succeeded by his elder and only surviving brother, [Complete Peerage, X:Appendix A:7]




    Father: Thorfinn "Skull Cleaver" EINARSSON , Jarl Orkney b: ABT 900 in Orkney Islands, Scotland
    Mother: Grelod of CAITHNESS b: ABT 905 in Caithness, 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: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:7
      Text: Had to have outlived his father and 2 eldest brothers
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