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Ragnhildr Óláfsdóttir

Also Known As: "Effrica and Ragnhildr are same woman) daughter of King Olave (Olaf) "the Bed (Red)", "King of Man", "2nd wife of Somerled", "King of the Isles (Hebrides)", "Ragnhildr Olafsdotter", "note: Effrica and Ragnhildr same woman", "Ragnhilda"
Birthplace: Isle Of Man
Death: Died in Isle of Man
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Olaf I "Morsel", King of Man & the Isles and Ingebjörg Hákonardóttir
Wife of Somerled, King of the Hebrides
Mother of Ragnall mac Somhairle, Lord of the Isles; Dougal mac Somerled, King of the Isles; Angus of Bute & Arran; Bethóc ingen Somairle; Arran mac Somairle and 3 others
Sister of Harald Olavsson of Man and the Hebrides
Half sister of Gudrod the Black, King of Man & the North Isles and Ingebjörn of Orkney

Occupation: Princess of Man, Married in 1140., Grevinna i Argyll, Skottland och Isle of Man, England, Concubine
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About Ragnhildr Óláfsdóttir


daughter of: Olaf (Olave) "the Bed (Red), King of Man

second wife of: Somerled, Lord of the Isles (Hebrides)

mother of: Dougal (Donald), Eanald (Ranald, Reginald) and Angus

Ragnhild was the daughter of Olaf Godredsson of Mann.


She married Sumerled.

Ragnhild (?)1

F, #146971

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Last Edited=14 May 2005

    Ragnhild (?) is the daughter of Olaf, King of Man and the Isles.1 She married Somerled, Thane of Argyll in 1140.

Children of Ragnhild (?) and Somerled, Thane of Argyll

   * Angus, Lord of Bute and Arran+ d. 12101
   * Ranald, Lord of the Isles+ d. 12071
   * Dougal (?) 1
   * Gillicallum (?) d. 11641
   * Olav (?) 1
   * Gall Macsgillin (?) 1
   * Beatrix (?) 1


  1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 449. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

alternativt födelsedatum kan vara före 1125

Ragnhild Olafsdatter. Parents: King Olaf Godfredson and Ingeborg Haakonsdatter.

Spouse: King Somerled II Of Morven. King Somerled II Of Morven and Ragnhild Olafsdatter were married in 1140. Children were: King Reignald Somerledsson.


Olaf's first wife was Aufrica of Galloway, who bore herself and him a son and successor, Godred Olafsson.

His second wife was Ingeborg Haakonsdottir, daughter of Haakon, Earl of the Orkneys. This marriage produced at least daughter Ragnhild, who married Somerled, King of Kintyre and the Isles.

Reginald, Lagmann and Harald are mentioned as his other sons.

After half a century of reign, Olaf I was killed.

Ragnhilda Olavsdottir was the Princess of Mann, daughter (and only known child) of King Olav of the Isle of Man.

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p58.htm#i7026 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm )

Det antas att Harald Svartes son Gudröd Crovan äktade Ragnhild, dotter till Harald Hårdråde. Detta bekräftas vid att ett av Gudröd Crovans barnbarn (dotter av Olof Bitling) blev kallad Ragnhild; hon blev gift med Somerled av Argyll. (Fra Skanke-slektens historie, G.V.C. Young, 1986, sid 10) och (Fra Skanke-släktens historia, G.V.C. Young, stamtavla 1a) och (Chronicle of Man and the Sudreys, doc 56 och 57) är två appendix som visar Somerleds genealogi.



Son Giles - same as Gillecolum?

Source & info?

Effrica / Ragnhildis

are the same woman=== [http://www.archive.org/stream/mckeanhistorical00mckeuoft/mckeanhistorical00mckeuoft_djvu.txt]

After Somerled`s Battle with King Olave ended in '''1135''', as an act of truce,

King Olaves daughter was betrothed to Somerled.

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Ragnhildr Óláfsdóttir's Timeline

Isle Of Man
Age 23
Morven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Age 24
Morven, Argyll, Scotland
Age 26
Morven, Argyllshire, Scotland
Age 28
Morven, Argyle, Scotland
Age 34
Of, Morven, Argyle, Scotland
Age 43
Isle Of MAN, British Crown Dependency
Age 83
Isle of Man
Age 83
August 8, 1893
Age 83