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Ivar Rognvaldsson

Ivar Rognvaldsson

Male Abt 868 - 870  (~ 2 years)    Has 43 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Ivar Rognvaldsson 
    Born Abt 868  Maer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 870 
    Notes 
    • possibly not a child of Rognvald and Ragnhild, but read the following... [origin unknown]

      22. KING HARALD'S VOYAGE TO THE WEST. King Harald heard that the vikings, who were in the West sea in winter, plundered far and wide in the middle part of Norway; and therefore every summer he made an expedition to search the isles and out-skererries (1) on the coast. Wheresoever the vikings heard of him they all took to flight, and most of them out into the open ocean. At last the king grew weary of this work, and therefore one summer he sailed with his fleet right out into the West sea. First he came to Hjaltland (Shetland), and he slew all the vikings who could not save themselves by flight. Then King Harald sailed southwards, to the Orkney Islands, and cleared them all of vikings. Thereafter he proceeded to the Sudreys (Hebrides), plundered there, and slew many vikings who formerly had had men-at-arms under them. Many a battle was fought, and King Harald was always victorious. He then plundered far and wide in Scotland itself, and had a battle there. Whhen he was come westward as far as the Isle of Man, the report of his exploits on the land had gone before him; for all the inhabitants had fled over to Scotland, and the island was left entirely bare both of people and goods, so that King Haralld and his men made no booty when they landed. So says Hornklofe: -- "The wise, the noble king, great Whose hand so freely scatters gold, Led many a northern shield to war Against the town upon the shore. The wolves soon gathered on the sand Of that sea-shore; for Harald's hand The Scottish army drove away, And on the coast left wolves a prey."

      In this war fell Ivar, a son of Ragnvald, Earl of More; and King Harald gave Ragnvald, as a compensation for the loss, the Orkney and Shetland isles, when he sailed from the West; but Ragnvald immediately gave both these countries to his brother Sigurd, who remained behind them; and King Harald, before sailing eastward, gave Sigurd the earldom of them. Thorstein the Red, a son of Olaf the White and of Aud the Wealthy, entered into partnership with him; and after plundering in Scotlannd, they subdued Caithness and Sutherland, as far as Ekkjalsbakke. Earl Sigurd killed Melbridge Tooth, a Scotch earl, and hung his head to his stirrup-leather; but the calf of his leg were scratched by the teeth, which were sticking out from the head, and the wound caused inflammation in his leg, of which the earl died, and he was laid in a mound at Ekkjalsbakke. His son Guthorm ruled over these countries for about a year thereafter, and died without children. Many vikings, both Danes and Northmen, set themselves down then in those countries.
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    Oldest Known Ancestors
    Paternal Line: Egil b. Abt 530
    Maternal Line: Ragnhild Hrolfsdottir b. Abt 848
    Person ID I3197  Roy~Royes | Hougham
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2005 

    Father Rognvald Eysteinsson, Earl of Møre and the Orcades
              b. Abt 837, Maer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Abt 892, Orkney Islands, Orkney, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
    ▸ Other Partners: Groa; Emina  
    Mother Ragnhild Hrolfsdottir, Countess of Møre
              b. Abt 848, Orkney Islands, Orkney, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Aft 892  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Family ID F206  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 868 - Maer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S62] Jamie Allen's Family Tre, Jamie Allen, s077/f140126.htm.