Moddan Moddansson of Dalr, Mórmaer of Caithness

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Moddan Moddansson of Dalr, Mórmaer of Caithness

Nicknames: "Moddan Moddansson of Dalr"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Caithness, Scotland
Death: Died in Caithness, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Son of Moddan, Mórmaer of Caithness and N.N. of Atholl
Husband of Wife of Moddan of Dalr
Father of Moddan / Muddan / Madadhan, Earl/ Mormaer of Caithness; Frakok Moddansdatter; Ottar Moddansson, Jarl of Thurso; Magnus `Orfi` Moddansson; Helga Moddansdóttir and 3 others

Occupation: Mórmaer (Earl) of Caithness
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About Moddan Moddansson of Dalr, Mórmaer of Caithness

HELGA, daughter of MODDAN of Dalr in Caithness & his wife ---. Orkneyinga Saga names “Helga” daughter of “a farmer…Moddan…living in the Dales of Caithness” as “Earl Hakon´s mistress”[942]. Her stepson banished her and her sister Frakok to the latter's estates in Helmsdale, Sutherland after the death of her son [1131]. (Cawley's Medlands)

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Notes Thurso is a long established town with origins dating back to Viking times when it was an important Norse settlement, the major gateway to mainland Scotland. It later grew to become a market town and was noted for its trade with Scandinavian and Baltic ports from as early as the 14th century. Situated on the Pentland Firthin the beautiful sheltered Thurso Bay it is the most northerly town on the Scottish mainland. The bay sweeps from Holborn Head in the west to Dunnet Head in the east. Thurso has a fine harbour and beach and looks out over the Firth to the Orkney Island of Hoy

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Moddan Moddansson of Dalr, Mórmaer of Caithness's Timeline

1021
1021
Moddan, Scotland
1044
1044
Caithness, Scotland
1064
1064
Age 20
Of, Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland
1070
1070
Age 26
Of, Orkney, Orkney Island, Scotland
1075
1075
Age 31
Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland
1075
Age 31
Dalr, Caithness-Shire, Scotland
1120
1120
Age 76
Caithness, Scotland
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