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Thori Rognvaldsson, Earl of Møre (Maer)

Thori Rognvaldsson, Earl of Møre (Maer)

Male Abt 872 - ?    Has 43 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Thori Rognvaldsson 
    Suffix Earl of Møre (Maer) 
    Nickname "the Silent" 
    Born Abt 872  Maer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died ?  
    Notes 
    • Succeeded his father as Jarl av Maera. He was known variously as; Thorri the Silent, Thore Tegjande, and as Thorri av Maera and More. He married, as her first husband, Alof Arbot, (The Fecund), daughter of Harold Fairhair, King of Norway and his wife, Snefrida. Secondly, Alof Arbot married Haakon, Jarl of Hlade, by whom she had Sigurd of Hlade, a half-brother to Thorbard and Berglioth. Thorir was a full-brother to Rolf the Ganger (Rollo or Robert I of Normandy) , who conquered Normandy in 912 and also a half-brother of Peat or Torf Einar, Jarl av the Orkneys. Also, he was a full-brother to Hrollager [possibly half brother -RY] who married Emina, and became ancestor of the Bigod family, and of Ivar, who was killed in a raid on the Hebrides. He was also half-brother to Hallad, fourth Earl of the Orkneys, and of Hrollaur, who settled at Eyiaford, Iceland. Thorir was called "Thorri the Silent" by his brothers Peat Einar and Rolf the Ganger, because he did nothing. He rremained silent after his father was murdered. They felt that as Rognvald's successor as Jarl of More and Maera, he should have avenged Rognvald's death. However, in that his wile was Alof Arbot, a daughter of King Harold Fairhair and a sister of his father's murderers, he remained silent and left the avenging of his father's death to his half-brother, Peat Einar.

      William J Pye suggests the following descendancy for Thori Jarl of Møre Thori "The Silent" Tegjande Rognvaldsson 870 :
      Herbert or Thorbert Fitz Thori, (Sieur de la Mare) b. ABT 0899 d ...
      Walter Fitz Herbert Sieur de la Mare 950
      William Fitz Walter Fitz Herbert Sieur de la Mare 980
      Norman Fitz William Fitz Walter Sieur de la Mare 1005
      William Fitz Norman Sieur de la Mare 1030
      Hugh Fitz William de la Mare de Kilpeck 1056
      Thomas ap Hugh de la Mare de Kilpeck of Saddlebow I 1082
      [1]
    Oldest Known Ancestors
    Paternal Line: Egil b. Abt 530
    Maternal Line: Ragnhild Hrolfsdottir b. Abt 848
    Person ID I3198  Roy~Royes | Hougham
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2018 

    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

    Family Alof Arbot
              d. ?  
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F1186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Sources 
    1. [S250] Thori Rognvaldsson, William J Pye.