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Nicknames: "Olaf Morsel", "Olav", "Olave", "Gudrødsson", "Godredsson"
Birthplace: Isle of Man, England
Death: Died in Isle of Man, England
Occupation: King of Man 1103-1153., Konge av Isle of Man fra 1103 - 1153, King of Mann and the Isles, England 1103-1153, Konge av Suderøyene, Man, Kung av Man 1113-1153, King of the Isles, Konge av Sudeøyene Man
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About Óláfr "Bitling" Guðrøðarson, King of Man and the Isles

Olaf I Godredsson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Olav I was King of Mann and the Isles from 1104 until 1153. His nickname was Morsel. He was born around 1080 and died 29 June 1153.

His father was King Godred Crovan. He succeeded, either together or after, his one or two brothers. Lagman who held the throne at between 1103-04 apparently was his (eldest) brother.

Reign

Norway's Kings Magnus Barefoot and Sigurd Jorsalafare annexed the kingdom and caused disruption in successions. For forty years Olaf ruled them uncontested.

The Kingdom of Mann and the Isles encompassed the Isle of Man and the Hebrides, extending from the Calf of Man to the Butt of Lewis. Olaf adopted the Latin style Rex Manniae et Insularum in his charters, a translation of the Gaelic title ri Innse Gall (literally 'king of the foreigners' isles'), which had been in use since the late 10th century.

The islands which were under his rule were called the Sullr-eyjar (Sudreys or the south isles, in contradistinction to the Norsr-eyjar, or the "north isles," i.e. the Orkneys and Shetlands, and they consisted of the Hebrides, and of all the smaller western islands of Scotland, with Mann.

Olaf I exercised considerable power, and according to the Chronicles of Mann, maintained such close alliance with the kings of Ireland and Scotland that no one ventured to disturb the Isles during his time (1104 - 1153).

In the 1130s the Church sent a small mission to establish the first bishopric on the Isle of Man, and appointed Wimund as the first bishop. He soon after gave up his role as fisher-of-men, and became the hunter-of-men, embarking with a band of followers on a career of murder and looting throughout Scotland and the surrounding islands.

During the whole of the Scandinavian period the isles remained nominally under the suzerainty of the kings of Norway, but the Norwegians only occasionally asserted it with any vigour. Magnus Barfod about 1100 conquered the isles.

Marriage & Children

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.

Head of State of the Isle of Man

Preceded by

Lagmann King of Mann and the Isles

1104 - 1153

Succeeded by

Godred II

--------------------

Olaf was King of Man and Lord of the Isles. He was murdered by his nephews.

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Olaf Gudrodson - Because of his small stature he was called "Olaf Dwarf". King of Man from 1113 to 1153. Olaf was raised in the English Court but returned to the Isle of Man in 1113. His first wife was the daughter of the Earl of Galloway, and his second wife was Ingeborg, daughter of Hakon Paalsen, Earl of the Orkney Islands. A nephew of Olaf’s attacked him during a meeting and cut off his head.

Alias/AKA Olav Bitling (Dverg) Kung av Suderöarna

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Familj med: Ingeborg Håkonsdotter (ca 1099-1126), dotter till jarlen Håkon Pålsson (1075-1126) på Orkneyöarna

Dottern Ragnhild (Ayla) Olofsdotter blev gift med Sumerled Mac Gillabride, som var kung på Isle of Man och Hebriderna 1153-1164.

(Källa: Regentlängd för Isle of Man)

Vigsel: efter 1115 3)

Familj med Afreca av GALLOWAY (1099 - 1130)

Vigsel: omkring 1127 4)

Barn: Gudröd II OLOFSSON (1127 - 1187)

Noteringar

Galloway är ett landskap i sydvästra delen av Skottland och gränsar till Isle of Mans nordligaste del. Kallas också för Olav 'the Dwarf (Dvärg)'.

He took a wife named Affrica, daughter of Fergus of Galloway by whom he had issue Godred. He had also many concubines, by whom he had issue three sons, Reginald, Lagman and Harold, and many daughters, one of whom was married to Sumerled, Lord of Argyll; and this was the cause of the ruin of the whole kingdom of the Isles, for he had issue by her four sons, Dugald, Reginald, Angus and Olave, of whom we shall speak more fully hereafter. (Källa: May Teistevoll)

Kung Isle of Man och Hebriderna 1103-1153. (Källa: Regentlängd för Isle of Man)

Olaf was killed in 1154 at Ramsey. Now, Chronicle says that his son Godred had, just before that, gone to Norway to King Inge; made himself his man and, next autumn, on his return, put in at Orkney, 'and all the chiefs of the Isles, hearing that he had come, were delighted'. He was in fact a connection. Godred from there came to Man, and turned out his cousins who had killed his father Olaf; blinded two of them, killed the third this maintaining a connection with Orkney at that date I think in harmony with my general view of Olaf´s connection with the family of the Saint. (Källa: Frances Coakley)

Olaf was brought up at the court of Henry I of England. (Källa: Frances Coakley)

Källor

1) Landsarkivets bibliotek, G.V.C. Young, Isle of Man, England

2) Stewart Baldwin, England (webbplats)

3) Frances Coakley, England (epost)

4) Beräkning av Björn Espell, Frösön

Senast uppdat. 010603

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King of the Isle of Man

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Olaf I Godredsson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 (Redirected from Olaf I of the Isle of Man)

Jump to: navigation, search

Olav I was King of Mann and the Isles from 1104 until 1153. His nickname was Morsel. He was born around 1080 and died 29 June 1153.

His father was King Godred Crovan. He succeeded, either together or after, his one or two brothers. Lagman who held the throne at between 1103-04 apparently was his (eldest) brother.

[edit] Reign

Norway's Kings Magnus Barefoot and Sigurd Jorsalafare annexed the kingdom and caused disruption in successions. For forty years Olaf ruled them uncontested.

The Kingdom of Mann and the Isles encompassed the Isle of Man and the Hebrides, extending from the Calf of Man to the Butt of Lewis. Olaf adopted the Latin style Rex Manniae et Insularum in his charters, a translation of the Gaelic title ri Innse Gall (literally 'king of the foreigners' isles'), which had been in use since the late 10th century.

The islands which were under his rule were called the Sullr-eyjar (Sudreys or the south isles, in contradistinction to the Norsr-eyjar, or the "north isles," i.e. the Orkneys and Shetlands, and they consisted of the Hebrides, and of all the smaller western islands of Scotland, with Mann.

Olaf I exercised considerable power, and according to the Chronicles of Mann, maintained such close alliance with the kings of Ireland and Scotland that no one ventured to disturb the Isles during his time (1104 - 1153).

In the 1130s the Church sent a small mission to establish the first bishopric on the Isle of Man, and appointed Wimund as the first bishop. He soon after gave up his role as fisher-of-men, and became the hunter-of-men, embarking with a band of followers on a career of murder and looting throughout Scotland and the surrounding islands.

During the whole of the Scandinavian period the isles remained nominally under the suzerainty of the kings of Norway, but the Norwegians only occasionally asserted it with any vigour. Magnus Barfod about 1100 conquered the isles.

[edit] Marriage & Children

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.

Head of State of the Isle of Man

Preceded by

Lagmann King of Mann and the Isles

1104 - 1153 Succeeded by

Godred II

--------------------

Olaf I Godredsson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Olav I was King of Mann and the Isles from 1104 until 1153. His nickname was Morsel. He was born around 1080 and died 29 June 1153.

His father was King Godred Crovan. He succeeded, either together or after, his one or two brothers. Lagman who held the throne at between 1103-04 apparently was his (eldest) brother.

Reign

Norway's Kings Magnus Barefoot and Sigurd Jorsalafare annexed the kingdom and caused disruption in successions. For forty years Olaf ruled them uncontested.

The Kingdom of Mann and the Isles encompassed the Isle of Man and the Hebrides, extending from the Calf of Man to the Butt of Lewis. Olaf adopted the Latin style Rex Manniae et Insularum in his charters, a translation of the Gaelic title ri Innse Gall (literally 'king of the foreigners' isles'), which had been in use since the late 10th century.

The islands which were under his rule were called the Sullr-eyjar (Sudreys or the south isles, in contradistinction to the Norsr-eyjar, or the "north isles," i.e. the Orkneys and Shetlands, and they consisted of the Hebrides, and of all the smaller western islands of Scotland, with Mann.

Olaf I exercised considerable power, and according to the Chronicles of Mann, maintained such close alliance with the kings of Ireland and Scotland that no one ventured to disturb the Isles during his time (1104 - 1153).

In the 1130s the Church sent a small mission to establish the first bishopric on the Isle of Man, and appointed Wimund as the first bishop. He soon after gave up his role as fisher-of-men, and became the hunter-of-men, embarking with a band of followers on a career of murder and looting throughout Scotland and the surrounding islands.

During the whole of the Scandinavian period the isles remained nominally under the suzerainty of the kings of Norway, but the Norwegians only occasionally asserted it with any vigour. Magnus Barfod about 1100 conquered the isles.

Marriage & Children

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.

Head of State of the Isle of Man

Preceded by

Lagmann King of Mann and the Isles

1104 - 1153 Succeeded by

Godred II

--------------------

Olav I was King of Mann and the Isles from 1104 until 1153. His nickname was Morsel. He was born around 1080 and died 29 June 1153.

His father was King Godred Crovan. He succeeded, either together or after, his one or two brothers. Lagman who held the throne at between 1103-04 apparently was his (eldest) brother.

[edit] Reign

Norway's Kings Magnus Barefoot and Sigurd Jorsalafare annexed the kingdom and caused disruption in successions. For forty years Olaf ruled them uncontested.

The Kingdom of Mann and the Isles encompassed the Isle of Man and the Hebrides, extending from the Calf of Man to the Butt of Lewis. Olaf adopted the Latin style Rex Manniae et Insularum in his charters, a translation of the Gaelic title ri Innse Gall (literally 'king of the foreigners' isles'), which had been in use since the late 10th century.

The islands which were under his rule were called the Sullr-eyjar (Sudreys or the south isles, in contradistinction to the Norsr-eyjar, or the "north isles," i.e. the Orkneys and Shetlands, and they consisted of the Hebrides, and of all the smaller western islands of Scotland, with Mann.

Olaf I exercised considerable power, and according to the Chronicles of Mann, maintained such close alliance with the kings of Ireland and Scotland that no one ventured to disturb the Isles during his time (1104 - 1153).

In the 1130s the Church sent a small mission to establish the first bishopric on the Isle of Man, and appointed Wimund as the first bishop. He soon after gave up his role as fisher-of-men, and became the hunter-of-men, embarking with a band of followers on a career of murder and looting throughout Scotland and the surrounding islands.

During the whole of the Scandinavian period the isles remained nominally under the suzerainty of the kings of Norway, but the Norwegians only occasionally asserted it with any vigour. Magnus Barfod about 1100 conquered the isles.

[edit] Marriage & Children

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.

--------------------

Olaf was too young to assume the throne on his fathers death in 1095. His regent, Domnall Mac Teige was oppressive and was deposed. Magnus III controlled the Isles via his son, Sigurd III. Olaf resided in the court of Henry I of England, learning about Norman administration. Olaf finally regained Man abt 1111. He ruled in peace for 40 years, unheard of in this time. This was because of his powerful fleet that protected the waters. He established the Cictercian monastery of Man at Rushen in 1134. In 1140, his daughter Ragnhild married Somerled, lord of Argyll. At the end of his life, he sent his son, Godred to Norway to pay homage to King Eystein III. During this time, he was killed by his nephew, Harald's son Ragnald in an attempt to ursurp the throne.

(source - "the mammoth book of British kings and queens" by Mike Ashley. pp 425-428) -------------------- Olaf was also known as Oláfr II Bitling Godfredsson.

He was born before 1095. He was King of Man between 1103 and 1153.

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p369.htm#i14488 )

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

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm ) -------------------- Olaf I Godredsson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Olav I was King of Mann and the Isles from 1104 until 1153. His nickname was Morsel. He was born around 1080 and died 29 June 1153.

His father was King Godred Crovan. He succeeded, either together or after, his one or two brothers. Lagman who held the throne at between 1103-04 apparently was his (eldest) brother.

Reign

Norway's Kings Magnus Barefoot and Sigurd Jorsalafare annexed the kingdom and caused disruption in successions. For forty years Olaf ruled them uncontested.

The Kingdom of Mann and the Isles encompassed the Isle of Man and the Hebrides, extending from the Calf of Man to the Butt of Lewis. Olaf adopted the Latin style Rex Manniae et Insularum in his charters, a translation of the Gaelic title ri Innse Gall (literally 'king of the foreigners' isles'), which had been in use since the late 10th century.

The islands which were under his rule were called the Sullr-eyjar (Sudreys or the south isles, in contradistinction to the Norsr-eyjar, or the "north isles," i.e. the Orkneys and Shetlands, and they consisted of the Hebrides, and of all the smaller western islands of Scotland, with Mann.

Olaf I exercised considerable power, and according to the Chronicles of Mann, maintained such close alliance with the kings of Ireland and Scotland that no one ventured to disturb the Isles during his time (1104 - 1153).

In the 1130s the Church sent a small mission to establish the first bishopric on the Isle of Man, and appointed Wimund as the first bishop. He soon after gave up his role as fisher-of-men, and became the hunter-of-men, embarking with a band of followers on a career of murder and looting throughout Scotland and the surrounding islands.

During the whole of the Scandinavian period the isles remained nominally under the suzerainty of the kings of Norway, but the Norwegians only occasionally asserted it with any vigour. Magnus Barfod about 1100 conquered the isles.

Marriage & Children

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.

Head of State of the Isle of Man

Preceded by

Lagmann King of Mann and the Isles

1104 - 1153

Succeeded by

Godred II

--------------------

Olaf was King of Man and Lord of the Isles. He was murdered by his nephews.

--------------------

Olaf Gudrodson - Because of his small stature he was called "Olaf Dwarf". King of Man from 1113 to 1153. Olaf was raised in the English Court but returned to the Isle of Man in 1113. His first wife was the daughter of the Earl of Galloway, and his second wife was Ingeborg, daughter of Hakon Paalsen, Earl of the Orkney Islands. A nephew of Olaf’s attacked him during a meeting and cut off his head.

Alias/AKA Olav Bitling (Dverg) Kung av Suderöarna

--------------------

Familj med: Ingeborg Håkonsdotter (ca 1099-1126), dotter till jarlen Håkon Pålsson (1075-1126) på Orkneyöarna

Dottern Ragnhild (Ayla) Olofsdotter blev gift med Sumerled Mac Gillabride, som var kung på Isle of Man och Hebriderna 1153-1164.

(Källa: Regentlängd för Isle of Man)

Vigsel: efter 1115 3)

Familj med Afreca av GALLOWAY (1099 - 1130)

Vigsel: omkring 1127 4)

Barn: Gudröd II OLOFSSON (1127 - 1187)

Noteringar

Galloway är ett landskap i sydvästra delen av Skottland och gränsar till Isle of Mans nordligaste del. Kallas också för Olav 'the Dwarf (Dvärg)'.

He took a wife named Affrica, daughter of Fergus of Galloway by whom he had issue Godred. He had also many concubines, by whom he had issue three sons, Reginald, Lagman and Harold, and many daughters, one of whom was married to Sumerled, Lord of Argyll; and this was the cause of the ruin of the whole kingdom of the Isles, for he had issue by her four sons, Dugald, Reginald, Angus and Olave, of whom we shall speak more fully hereafter. (Källa: May Teistevoll)

Kung Isle of Man och Hebriderna 1103-1153. (Källa: Regentlängd för Isle of Man)

Olaf was killed in 1154 at Ramsey. Now, Chronicle says that his son Godred had, just before that, gone to Norway to King Inge; made himself his man and, next autumn, on his return, put in at Orkney, 'and all the chiefs of the Isles, hearing that he had come, were delighted'. He was in fact a connection. Godred from there came to Man, and turned out his cousins who had killed his father Olaf; blinded two of them, killed the third this maintaining a connection with Orkney at that date I think in harmony with my general view of Olaf´s connection with the family of the Saint. (Källa: Frances Coakley)

Olaf was brought up at the court of Henry I of England. (Källa: Frances Coakley)

Källor

1) Landsarkivets bibliotek, G.V.C. Young, Isle of Man, England

2) Stewart Baldwin, England (webbplats)

3) Frances Coakley, England (epost)

4) Beräkning av Björn Espell, Frösön

Senast uppdat. 010603

--------------------

King of the Isle of Man

--------------------

Olaf I Godredsson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

(Redirected from Olaf I of the Isle of Man)

Jump to: navigation, search

Olav I was King of Mann and the Isles from 1104 until 1153. His nickname was Morsel. He was born around 1080 and died 29 June 1153.

His father was King Godred Crovan. He succeeded, either together or after, his one or two brothers. Lagman who held the throne at between 1103-04 apparently was his (eldest) brother.

[edit] Reign

Norway's Kings Magnus Barefoot and Sigurd Jorsalafare annexed the kingdom and caused disruption in successions. For forty years Olaf ruled them uncontested.

The Kingdom of Mann and the Isles encompassed the Isle of Man and the Hebrides, extending from the Calf of Man to the Butt of Lewis. Olaf adopted the Latin style Rex Manniae et Insularum in his charters, a translation of the Gaelic title ri Innse Gall (literally 'king of the foreigners' isles'), which had been in use since the late 10th century.

The islands which were under his rule were called the Sullr-eyjar (Sudreys or the south isles, in contradistinction to the Norsr-eyjar, or the "north isles," i.e. the Orkneys and Shetlands, and they consisted of the Hebrides, and of all the smaller western islands of Scotland, with Mann.

Olaf I exercised considerable power, and according to the Chronicles of Mann, maintained such close alliance with the kings of Ireland and Scotland that no one ventured to disturb the Isles during his time (1104 - 1153).

In the 1130s the Church sent a small mission to establish the first bishopric on the Isle of Man, and appointed Wimund as the first bishop. He soon after gave up his role as fisher-of-men, and became the hunter-of-men, embarking with a band of followers on a career of murder and looting throughout Scotland and the surrounding islands.

During the whole of the Scandinavian period the isles remained nominally under the suzerainty of the kings of Norway, but the Norwegians only occasionally asserted it with any vigour. Magnus Barfod about 1100 conquered the isles.

[edit] Marriage & Children

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.

Head of State of the Isle of Man

Preceded by

Lagmann King of Mann and the Isles

1104 - 1153 Succeeded by

Godred II

--------------------

Olaf I Godredsson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Olav I was King of Mann and the Isles from 1104 until 1153. His nickname was Morsel. He was born around 1080 and died 29 June 1153.

His father was King Godred Crovan. He succeeded, either together or after, his one or two brothers. Lagman who held the throne at between 1103-04 apparently was his (eldest) brother.

Reign

Norway's Kings Magnus Barefoot and Sigurd Jorsalafare annexed the kingdom and caused disruption in successions. For forty years Olaf ruled them uncontested.

The Kingdom of Mann and the Isles encompassed the Isle of Man and the Hebrides, extending from the Calf of Man to the Butt of Lewis. Olaf adopted the Latin style Rex Manniae et Insularum in his charters, a translation of the Gaelic title ri Innse Gall (literally 'king of the foreigners' isles'), which had been in use since the late 10th century.

The islands which were under his rule were called the Sullr-eyjar (Sudreys or the south isles, in contradistinction to the Norsr-eyjar, or the "north isles," i.e. the Orkneys and Shetlands, and they consisted of the Hebrides, and of all the smaller western islands of Scotland, with Mann.

Olaf I exercised considerable power, and according to the Chronicles of Mann, maintained such close alliance with the kings of Ireland and Scotland that no one ventured to disturb the Isles during his time (1104 - 1153).

In the 1130s the Church sent a small mission to establish the first bishopric on the Isle of Man, and appointed Wimund as the first bishop. He soon after gave up his role as fisher-of-men, and became the hunter-of-men, embarking with a band of followers on a career of murder and looting throughout Scotland and the surrounding islands.

During the whole of the Scandinavian period the isles remained nominally under the suzerainty of the kings of Norway, but the Norwegians only occasionally asserted it with any vigour. Magnus Barfod about 1100 conquered the isles.

Marriage & Children

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.

Head of State of the Isle of Man

Preceded by

Lagmann King of Mann and the Isles

1104 - 1153 Succeeded by

Godred II

--------------------

Olav I was King of Mann and the Isles from 1104 until 1153. His nickname was Morsel. He was born around 1080 and died 29 June 1153.

His father was King Godred Crovan. He succeeded, either together or after, his one or two brothers. Lagman who held the throne at between 1103-04 apparently was his (eldest) brother.

[edit] Reign

Norway's Kings Magnus Barefoot and Sigurd Jorsalafare annexed the kingdom and caused disruption in successions. For forty years Olaf ruled them uncontested.

The Kingdom of Mann and the Isles encompassed the Isle of Man and the Hebrides, extending from the Calf of Man to the Butt of Lewis. Olaf adopted the Latin style Rex Manniae et Insularum in his charters, a translation of the Gaelic title ri Innse Gall (literally 'king of the foreigners' isles'), which had been in use since the late 10th century.

The islands which were under his rule were called the Sullr-eyjar (Sudreys or the south isles, in contradistinction to the Norsr-eyjar, or the "north isles," i.e. the Orkneys and Shetlands, and they consisted of the Hebrides, and of all the smaller western islands of Scotland, with Mann.

Olaf I exercised considerable power, and according to the Chronicles of Mann, maintained such close alliance with the kings of Ireland and Scotland that no one ventured to disturb the Isles during his time (1104 - 1153).

In the 1130s the Church sent a small mission to establish the first bishopric on the Isle of Man, and appointed Wimund as the first bishop. He soon after gave up his role as fisher-of-men, and became the hunter-of-men, embarking with a band of followers on a career of murder and looting throughout Scotland and the surrounding islands.

During the whole of the Scandinavian period the isles remained nominally under the suzerainty of the kings of Norway, but the Norwegians only occasionally asserted it with any vigour. Magnus Barfod about 1100 conquered the isles.

[edit] Marriage & Children

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.

--------------------

Olaf was too young to assume the throne on his fathers death in 1095. His regent, Domnall Mac Teige was oppressive and was deposed. Magnus III controlled the Isles via his son, Sigurd III. Olaf resided in the court of Henry I of England, learning about Norman administration. Olaf finally regained Man abt 1111. He ruled in peace for 40 years, unheard of in this time. This was because of his powerful fleet that protected the waters. He established the Cictercian monastery of Man at Rushen in 1134. In 1140, his daughter Ragnhild married Somerled, lord of Argyll. At the end of his life, he sent his son, Godred to Norway to pay homage to King Eystein III. During this time, he was killed by his nephew, Harald's son Ragnald in an attempt to ursurp the throne.

(source - "the mammoth book of British kings and queens" by Mike Ashley. pp 425-428) -------------------- Olaf was also known as Oláfr II Bitling Godfredsson.

He was born before 1095. He was King of Man between 1103 and 1153.

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p369.htm#i14488 )

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

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm ) -------------------- Olav Bitling (Dverg), kung AV Söderöarna (Hebriderna), DOD 1153, Med gåva Afreca, dr AV-Fergus AV Galloway and Elisabet, illegitim Dr AV Henrik I, kung AV England. Olof växte UPP VID Henrik I: s Hov. (Fra Skanke-släktens historia, GVC Young, Stamtavla 1a)

I 1153 konung Olave dräptes av Reginald, Haralds son, på fest i den heliga apostlarna Petrus och Paulus. I följande hösten Godred, kom hans son, från Norge med fem skepp och sätta in på Orkneyöarna. Alla cheferna bland öarna var gladdes när de hörde om hans ankomst, och montering tillsammans, enhälligt valt honom för sin konung. Godred kom sedan till Man beslagtog tre söner Harold, och att hämnas sin faders mord, som tilldelas dem död de förtjänade. En annan historia är att han sticka ut ögonen på två av dem och satte den tredje till döden. (Chronicle of Man och Sudreys)

Jag biblioteket till DET Nya Ramsey Town Hall In Isle of Man finländarna en Stor bronsskulptur AV Godred Croven och Hans son kung Olav, SOM man Kan Se på följande webbplats. (Www.manxscenes.com)

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Olav Bitling (Dverg), kung av Söderöarna (Hebriderna), död 1153, gift med Afreca, dr av Fergus av Galloway och Elisabet, illegitim dr av Henry I, kung av England. Olof växte upp vid Henry I:s hov. (Fra Skanke-släktens historia, G.V.C. Young, stamtavla 1a)

In 1153 king Olave was slain by Reginald, Harold's son, on the feast of the holy apostles Peter and Paul. In the following autumn Godred, his son, came from Norway with five ships, and put in at the Orkneys. All the chiefs of the Isles were rejoiced when they heard of his arrival, and assembling together, unanimously elected him for their king. Godred then came to Man, seized the three sons of Harold, and, to avenge his father's murder, awarded them the death they deserved. Another story is that he put out the eyes of two of them, and put the third to death. (Chronicle of Man and the Sudreys)

I biblioteket till det nya Ramsey Town Hall på Isle of Man finns en stor bronsskulptur av Godred Croven och hans son kung Olaf, som man kan se på följande webbplats. (www.manxscenes.com)

http://www.espell.se/saga/pa9aabaaa.html -------------------- Because he was small of stature he was called "Olaf Dwarf". King of Mann and the Isles, he reigned from 1114 to 1153. Olaf was raised in an English court but returned to Man, Scotland in 1113. His 1st wife was the daughter of the Earl of Galloway and his 2nd wife, Ingeborg, was the daughter of Hakon Paalsen, Earl of the Orkney Islands. A nephew of Olaf's attacked him during a meeting and cut off his head. -------------------- Olof växte upp i det engelska kungahuset men återvände till Isle of man 1113. Han var först gift med dottern till Earlen av Galloway. Sonen Gudrod Olafson blev sedan kung av Man. Hans andra hustru, Ingeborg, var dotter till Earlen av Orkney Islands, Haakan Paalsen.

Olaf mördades av ett syskonbarn vid en sammankomst.

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