Bjørn Ulfssøn Estridsøn (Jelling), Jarl af Danmark (c.1019 - 1049) MP

Northumberland, England

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Nicknames: "Bjørn", "Bjorn", "Beorn", "Estridsen", "Estrithson", "Ulfsson", "Bjorn /Estridsen/"
Place of Burial: Northumberland, England
Birthplace: Denmark
Death: Died in Dartmouth, Devon, England
Cause of death: Murdered by his cousin Swein Godwinson on one of his ships
Occupation: Earl of East Mercia, EARL (DANISH), Comte, en Angleterre
Managed by: Anne M Berge
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About Bjørn Ulfssøn Estridsøn (Jelling), Jarl af Danmark

Bjørn Ulfsen or Estridsen

No wife

No children

Do NOT confuse with Biorn Biornsson, father of Siward Biornsson of Northumbria, of his father Biorn Ulsiusson.

http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/DENMARK.htm#SvendIIdied1074A

BJØRN Ulfsen (-murdered Dartmouth 1049, bur Dartmouth, transferred to Winchester Cathedral).

Adam of Bremen names "Bern ducem et Suein regem" as sons of "Wolf duci Angliæ" & his wife[277]. 1020.

Florence of Worcester specifies that he was the son of Ulf and brother of King Svend[278].

He was created Earl in Eastern Mercia in 1045 by Edward "the Confessor" King of England. King Edward granted him part of the earldom of Svein Godwinsson, son of Godwin Earl of Wessex, after the latter was outlawed following his seduction of the Abbess of Leominster[279]. Bjørn was killed on board the ship of his cousin Earl Svein, son of Godwin Earl of Wessex.

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http://www.regia.org/history.htm

http://www.himandus.net/hofh/hepburn/johnston/_johnston_lineage_chart.txt

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Beorn, Bjorn

Son of Ulf and Estrid

No children

ULF Thrugilson [WULFSIGE Sprakeling] (-murdered Roskilde 1026). Florence of Worcester specifies that he was the son of "Spracing"[269]. Snorre names Earl Ulf as son of Thorgils Sprakaleg[270]. Jarl in England 1017. Regent of Denmark from [1026]. He joined the alliance of Olav II King of Norway and Anund King of Sweden to oppose his brother-in-law King Knud[271]. He was killed on the orders of King Knud whom he had allegedly insulted[272].

m ESTRID [Margrete] Svendsdatter, daughter of SVEND I "Tveskæg/Forkbeard" King of Denmark & his wife his second wife Sigrid “Storråda/the Haughty” (-9 May ----, bur Roskilde Cathedral). Adam of Bremen records that "Chnud…rex Danorum" gave "suam…germanam Margaretam pro foedere" to "comitis Nortmannorum Rikardi" and after she was repudiated to "Wolf duci Angliæ"[273]. Snorre names "Astrid, a daughter of King Svein Forkbeard" as wife of Earl Ulf[274]. Morkinskinna names “the lady Ástrídr…sister of two kings, Knútr the Great and Óláfr the Swede” as daughter of “King Sveinn Forkbeard…and Sigrídr en stórráda” who had previously been married to King Eirikr enn sigrsæli” and wife of “Jarl Úlfr sprakalegge”[275].

Ulf & his wife had [four] children:

a) SVEND Estridsen ([1020]-Søderup [29] Apr 1074, bur Roskilde Cathedral). Adam of Bremen names "Bern ducem et Suein regem" as sons of "Wolf duci Angliæ" & his wife[276]. Jarl 1042. He succeeded in 1047 as SVEND II King of Denmark.

- see below, Part B.

b) BJØRN Ulfsen (-murdered Dartmouth 1049, bur Dartmouth, transferred to Winchester Cathedral).

Adam of Bremen names "Bern ducem et Suein regem" as sons of "Wolf duci Angliæ" & his wife[277]. 1020. Florence of Worcester specifies that he was the son of Ulf and brother of King Svend[278]. He was created Earl in Eastern Mercia in 1045 by Edward "the Confessor" King of England. King Edward granted him part of the earldom of Svein Godwinsson, son of Godwin Earl of Wessex, after the latter was outlawed following his seduction of the Abbess of Leominster[279]. Bjørn was killed on board the ship of his cousin Earl Svein, son of Godwin Earl of Wessex.

c) ASBJØRN Ulfsen (-1086). Adam of Bremen names "in Anglia duces…Bern…[et] Osbern" as brothers of "Suein regis"[280]. As Asbjørn is not named with his brothers in the earlier passage which names their mother, it is possible that he was their half-brother born from a concubine. Like his brother, he lived in England. Jarl in Denmark. Florence of Worcester records that "Suani regis Danorum filii, Haroldus, Canutus et patruus eorum Esbernus comes et comes Turkillus" sailed from Denmark in [1069] and landed "in ostio Humbræ fluminis"[281].

m ---. The name of Asbjørn's wife is not known. Asbjørn & his wife had one child:

i) MARGRETE Asbjørnsdatter . Her marriage is referred to in Knytlinga Saga[282]. A Queen Margreta is referred to in the Liber daticus Roskildensis who was assigned to King Harald III in the 19th century[283].

m her first cousin, HARALD III "Hein/the Whetstone" King of Denmark, illegitimate son of SVEND II Estridsen King of Denmark (-17 Apr 1080, bur Dalby Cloister, near Lund).

d) [daughter . m ---.] One child:

i) ASMUND "Free-booter" (-killed in battle [1063]). Snorre names "Asmund…said to have been King Svein's sister's son and his foster-son" when recording that he was murdered[284]. Morkinskinna records that “Ásmundr” was the son of “Bjorn” (see above)[285].

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Beorn (?), Earl of Danish Marcia (1)

M, #104809, d. 1049

Last Edited=7 Apr 2002

Consanguinity Index=3.13%

    Beorn (?) , Earl of Danish Marcia was the son of Ulf Thorgilson, Earl in England and Astrid Sveynsdottir. (2) 

He died in 1049, murder. (1)

    Beorn (?) , Earl of Danish Marcia gained the title of Earl of Danish Merica.1

Forrás:

http://www.thepeerage.com/p10481.htm#i104809

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Bjørn Ulfssøn Estridsøn, Jarl af Danmark's Timeline

1019
1019
Denmark
1045
1045
- 1049
Age 26
Mercia, England
1049
1049
Age 30
Dartmouth, Devon, England
1049
Age 30
Winchester Cathedral, England
1931
March 3, 1931
Age 30
April 22, 1931
Age 30
1932
February 16, 1932
Age 30
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alt PEERAGE: Ealred (Siward) of Northumberland
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alt PEERAGE: Ealred (Siward) of Northumberland
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