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Nicknames: "Eyvindsdatter", "Eyvindsdóttir"
Birthplace: Amle, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
Death: Died in Hvammi, Iceland
Occupation: Dottir Eivind Eystman í Dublin, Husfrue I Skotland ("Skotlandi")
Managed by: Jocelynn Elaine Oakes
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About Þuríður (Thurid) Eyvindardóttur til Amle

Turid Eysteinsdatter

Basics

  • Father: Eyvind "Austmann"
  • Mother: Raverta of Ossory
  • Husband: Torstein, son of Aud the Deep-minded (also called Unn)

Sources

THE LAXDAELA SAGA

CHAPTER IV

Ketill goes to Scotland, A.D. 890.

Ketill Flatnose brought his ship to Scotland, and was well received by the great men there; for he was a renowned man, and of high birth. They offered him there such station as he would like to take, and Ketill and his company of kinsfolk settled down there all except Thorstein, his daughter's son, who forthwith betook himself to warring, and harried Scotland far and wide, and was always victorious. Later on he made peace with the Scotch, and got for his own one-half of Scotland. He had for wife Thurid, daughter of Eyvind, and sister of Helgi the Lean.

The Scotch did not keep the peace long, but treacherously murdered him. Ari Thorgils' son the Wise, writing of his death, says that he fell in Caithness. Unn the Deepminded was in Caithness when her son Thorstein fell. When she heard that Thorstein was dead, and her father had breathed his last, she deemed she would have no prospering in store there. So she had a ship built secretly in a wood, and when it was ready built she arrayed it, and had great wealth withal; and she took with her all her kinsfolk who were left alive; and men deem that scarce may an example be found that any one, a woman only, has ever got out of such a state of war with so much wealth and so great a following. From this it may be seen how peerless among women she was. Unn had with her many men of great worth and high birth.

A man named Koll was one of the worthiest amongst her followers, chiefly owing to his descent, he being by title a "Hersir". There was also in the journey with Unn a man named Hord, and he too was also a man of high birth and of great worth. When she was ready, Unn took her ship to the Orkneys; there she stayed a little while, and there she married off Gro, the daughter of Thorstein the Red. She was the mother of Greilad, who married Earl Thorfinn, the son of Earl Turf-Einar, son of Rognvald Mere-Earl. Their son was Hlodvir, the father of Earl Sigurd, the father of Earl Thorfinn, and from them come all the kin of the Orkney Earls. After that Unn steered her ship to the Faroe Isles, and stayed there for some time. There she married off another daughter of Thorstein, named Olof, and from her sprung the noblest race of that land, who are called the Gate-Beards.

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descent from Aud "the Deep-Minded":

Aud Kettilsdatter, whose adventurous life took her from Norway to Ireland and finally to Iceland where she died in AD 900, married Olaf "the White" Ingjaldsson (c 840-877), a Viking who was briefly king of Dublin; they had a son, Thorstein "the Red" (c 858-888) who took his family to Iceland and there married Thurid Eyvindsdatter. Their daughter Groa married Duncan, Earl of Caithness in Scotland, and was the mother of the Grelauga who married Thorfinn of Orkney (above).


-------------------- Dóttir Eivind Eystman í Dublin

-------------------- Født i Amla i Kaupanger, Sogn og Fjordane

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847
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Amle, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway
868
April 868
Age 21
Hvammi, Iceland
868
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Of, , Dala, Iceland
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Islandia
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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