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  • ID: I26043
  • Name: Hallad ROGNVALDSSON , Jarl of Orkney 1
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: 04th Jarl of /Orkney/, Hallad Rognvaldsson
  • Birth: ABT 857 in Maer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway
  • Death: AFT 893 in Norway (abandoned his Jarldom of Orkney) 1
  • Note:
    NORSE PREDECESSORS of the EARLS of ORKNEY - subject to King of Norway until after 1379

    On hearing of his nephew’s death, Jarl Ragnvald sent his eldest illegitimate son, Hallad, to Orkney and King Harald Haarfagri confirmed him as Jarl circa 893. He established himself in Hrossey, but found himself unable to defend the island and Caithness from pirates. "He abdicated the Earldom and took free-man’s rank and sailed after that to Norway, and his action was thought most ridiculous." Jarl Ragnvald then gave the Earldom to his next [illegitimate] son, [Complete Peerage, X:Appendix A:4]

    Father: Rognvald "The Wise" EYSTEINSSON , Jarl of More b: ABT 840 in Maer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway
    Mother: Early MISTRESS b: ABT 840 in Norway

    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:4
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