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Kjetil Krok Krok

Also Known As: "Ketil Tostisson", "Tostigson", "Tostigsen", "Tostesen"
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Norway
Cause of death: of unspecified causes
Immediate Family:

Son of Unknown man from privileged class in Britain and NN
Husband of Gudrun of Saltines; Jatrud Jonsdatter and NN Einarsdotter
Father of Viljalm Skinnare av Torgar
Brother of Skule Kongsfostre

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About Kjetil Krok

He is also called "Ketil Krok" [Hook], possibly meaning he was stoop-shouldered.

  1. The correct version of "Krok" is that it´s a Family Name - his father Godwin earl of Wessex descends from the Norwegian family House of "Krok". (see source Den Store Norske Lexikon): ..."Krok - an old Norwegian noble family that had a six bladed rose surrounded by three wings in their weapons (tinctures are not known). The family is said to derive from the English Earl Godwin of Wessex:. Godwin was the father of Toste, Earl of Northumberland, which coincided with Harald Hardrada at the Battle of Stamford Bridge 1066. Tostes sons Skule and Ketil Krok went with Olav Kyrre to Norway. From Ketil Krok strains Asle, who around 1230 were governor of Northern Valdres, Mrs. Gertrude to Tomb and Mr. Erik. Sons of the latter were lenderman (baron) Smilde Eriksson and Mr. Pål Eriksson, who was treasurer and Council of State and from 1318 the protector of the kings banner. He had two daughters - Gertrude, married Gunnar Eriksson to Sandbu, and Sigrid, married Lodin Narvesson ( ... Source: Den Store Norske Lexikon).

From Snorre Sturlasson: Saga of Harald Hardråde:

"102. OF OLAF HARALDSON'S EXPEDITION TO NORWAY. Olaf, the son of King Harald Sigurdson, sailed with his fleet from England from Hrafnseyr, and came in autumn to the Orkney Isles, where the event had happened that Maria, a daughter of Harald Sigurdson, died a sudden death the very day and hour her father, King Harald, fell. Olaf remained there all winter; but the summer after he proceeded east to Norway, where he was proclaimed king along with his brother Magnus. Queen Ellisif came from the West, along with her stepson Olaf and her daughter Ingegerd. There came also with Olaf over the West sea Skule, a son of Earl Toste, and who since has been called the king's foster-son, and his brother Ketil Krok. Both were gallant men, of high family in England, and both were very intelligent; and the brothers were much beloved by King Olaf. Ketil Krok went north to Halogaland, where King Olaf procured him a good marriage, and from him are descended many great people. ..."