St Magnus (Jarl of Orkney) Erlendsson, Orknøyjarl (c.1076 - 1115) MP

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Birthplace: Orkney, Orkney Islands, UK
Death: Died in Egilsay
Cause of death: Beheaded by the chef Lidolv
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About St Magnus (Jarl of Orkney) Erlendsson, Orknøyjarl

Den hellige Magnus Erlendsson ble født ca 1076 på Orknøyene nord for Skottland og var av norsk ætt. Hans far het Erlend og han styrte Orknøyene sammen med sin tvillingbror Pål etter faren Torfinns død i 1064. Erlend hadde sønnene Erling og Magnus og tre døtre, mens Pål hadde sønnen Håkon og mange døtre. Erlend og Pål var venner og godt forlikte, og under deres styre var det en fredelig tid på Orknøyene.

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Først ga han sin merkesmann Ofeig ordre om å drepe jarlen, men han nektet i stor vrede. Da truet Håkon kokken Lidolv til å være bøddel, og etter at Magnus hadde bedt for sine mordere og velsignet sverdet, drepte den gråtende kokken Magnus med to sverdhogg. Det var den 16. april 1115.

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http://www.katolsk.no/biografi/magnus.htm

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ERLEND Thorfinnsson (-in prison Trondheim [Nidaros] 1098, bur Trondheim).

m THORA,

Erlend & his wife had four children: (Cawley's Medlands)

a) ERLING (-[Ulster [May] 1103]).

b) St MAGNUS Erlendsson (-murdered Egilsay 16 Apr [1117], bur Christchurch at Birsay, transferred to Kirkwall Cathedral). Orkneyinga Saga names “Erling and Magnus” as the two sons of “Earl Erlend Thorfinnson” and his wife “Thora, the daughter of Sumarlidi Ospaksson”[910]. He was installed as Jarl of ½ Orkney in Spring 1108 by Eistein I Magnusson Joint King of Norway. Orkneyinga Saga records that “Earl Magnus” was killed on the orders of his cousin Hakon “two days after St Tiburtius´ Mass…1091”, after ruling Orkney jointly for seven years, and was buried on “Mainland…at Christ Church”[911]. He was put to death by his cousin Hakon Paulsson Joint Jarl of Orkney, with whom he had quarrelled. Canonised. m ---. Orkneyinga Saga records that “St Magnus Earl of Orkney” married “a girl from the noblest family there in Scotland” but that they lived together for ten years without consummating the marriage[912]. (Cawley's Medlands)


c) GUNHILD.

m (Spring 1099) KOL Kalisson, son of KALI of Agdir in Norway & his wife ---. Lenderman in Agder.

d) CECILIA.

m ISAAC

Erlend had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress:

e) JADDVOR

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St Magnus Erlendsson, Orknøyjarl's Timeline

1076
1076
Orkney, Orkney Islands, UK
1105
1105
Age 29

I 1105 giftet han seg med en ung kvinne av fornem slekt. William av Worcester skrev på 1400-tallet at hun het Ingarth, noe som tyder på at hun var av nordisk slekt. De avla løfter om at de skulle leve sammen som bror og søster, et kyskhetsløte Magnus ofte skal ha blitt fristet til å bryte.
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In 1105 he married a young woman of good family. William of Worcester wrote in the 15th-century that her name was Ingarth, which indicate that she could be of nordic heritage. They promised to live like brother and sister, a promise of chastity Magnus often was tempt to break.

http://no.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnus_Orkn%C3%B8yjarl

1115
April 16, 1115
Age 39
Egilsay
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Kirkwall Cathedral, Orkenøyene