Gorr Thorrasson (c.355 - c.400) MP

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Birthplace: Raumsdal, Norway
Death: Died in Norway
Occupation: Sea King of Upplands
Managed by: Richard Smith
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About Gorr Thorrasson

According to the Orkney saga, Thorri had two sons, Norr and Gor, and a daughter, Goi.

Goi was kidnapped by a Norwegian chieftain, and Gorr and Nor searched for her, eventually conquering Norway in the process. The story ended with Norr marrying the sister of the Norwegian chieftain, and Goi staying married to her kidnapper.

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Gorr had the isles, and for that he was called a sea-king; his sons were Heiti and Beiti, they were sea-kings and mighty overbearing men. They made many inroads on the realm of Norr's sons, and they had many battles, and now one, now the other won the day. Beiti ran into Drontheim and warred there; he lay where it is now called Beitsea and Beitstede; thence he made them drag his ship from the innermost bight of Beitstede, and so north over Elduneck, that is where the Naumdales come down from the north. He sat himself on the poop and held the tiller in his hand, and claimed for his own all that land that then lay on the larboard, and that is many tilths and much land. Heiti, Gorr's son, was father of Sveidi the sea- king, the father of Halfdan the old, the father of Ivar the Uplanders' earl, the father of Eystein the noisy, the father of earl Rognvald the mighty and the wise in council

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According to legend, Gor's sister, Goi, disappeared. So Gor and his brother, Nor, went searching for her. Gor searched the islands of the Baltic. Although he went all the way to Denmark and met some of his relatives, he found no trace of Goi. Nor went west over the Scandinavian mountains where he fought the local inhabitants of Trondheim. Nor eventually settled in Sokni's Valley by the North Sea. There Gor met up with him after conquering all the southern areas of the land. Gor and Nor divided the lands among themselves. Gor got all the islands he had conquered and became the first "sea king". Nor got the continental areas. Nor traveled east toward Uppland (Sweden) to Heidmark where he met King Hrolf and found that Hrolf had stolen Goi. Hrolf and Nor had a long and furious duel but neither were wounded. After this marvelous fight they made an agreement that Hrolf would marry Goi and Nor would marry Hrolf's sister. Nor returned to his land which has ever since been called Norge or "Nor's way". -------------------- Gorr Thorrasson

Birth: About 365 in <, Raumsdal, Telemark, Norway> 1 2

Death:

Sex: M

Father: Thorri Snaersson King Of Kvenland b. About 320 in (, Raumsdal, Telemark, Norway)

Mother: Thorri Snaersson b. About 326 in (, Raumsdal, Telemark, Norway)

Changed: 20 Mar 2001 00:00

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 Gorr Gorrsson (Wife) b. About 394  

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Marriage: Abt 418 in (, Raumsdal, Telemark, Norway) 6 Nov 2004 14:29

 

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REFN: HWS49495

Ancestral File Number: 18JX-5T4CHAN20 Mar 2001


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 Title: "FamilySearch® Ancestral Fileâ„¢ v4.19"

Author: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Publication: 3 Feb 2001

Title: "Genealogical Research of Kirk Larson"

Author: Larson, Kirk

Publication: Personal Research Works including Bethune & Hohenlohe Desce

ndants, 1981-2001, Kirk Larson, Private Library





      
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Gorr Thorrasson's Timeline

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Norway
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400
Age 45
Norway
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418
Age 45
Of, Raumsdal,, Norway
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419
Age 45
Raumsdahl, Norway
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Age 45
Raumsdal, , Norway
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423
Age 45
Raumsdahl, Norway
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425
Age 45
Raumsdal, Møre og Romsdal County, Western Norway Region, Norway
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645
Age 45
left Finland and migrated west via Torneo at the head of the Gulf of Bothnia
1930
April 19, 1930
Age 45
April 19, 1930
Age 45