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Aufrica / Affrica of Fife

Birthdate: (24)
Birthplace: Methil, Fifeshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Fife, Scotland
Place of Burial: Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Duncan MacDuff, 4th Earl of FIfe and NN ingen nn
Ex-wife of Haraldr Maddadson, Earl of Caithness & Orkney
Mother of Heinrek 'Henry' of the Orkneys; Margaret Haraldsdatter of the Orkneys; Håkon Haraldsson of the Orkneys and Helen Haraldsdottir
Sister of Duncan of Strathbogie, Earl of Fife and Adam of Fife
Half sister of Sheagh MacDuff; Lady unknown Haraldsson and Malcom MacDuff, Fife

Managed by: Bo Garsteen
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About Aufrica / Affrica of Fife

3671047. Alfreka (Afrika) Of FIFE was born about 1142 in Methil, Fifeshire, Scotland. She died before 1160. [Parents]

Afrika/Alfreka, sister of Duncan Earl of Fife. [Burke's Peerage]

He [Harald Maddadsson] m., 1stly, Alfreka, dau. of Duncan, 4th Earl of Fife (1136-1154), Regent of Scotland 1153, but repudiated her (probably after the death of her father) during Jarl Kali-Ragnvald’s absence on pilgrimage, having had issue. [Complete Peerage, X:Appendix A:22-25]

I originally interpreted BP to indicate that she was sister of Duncan, 4th Earl of Fife, but the following post-em from Curt Hofemann,, might clear up the conflict:

My records show Burke’s & CP were not at odds, but were both correct as flws:

1. Gillemichal, 3rd Earl of Fife, d. bef Jul 1136

11. Duncan, 4th Earl of Fife, d. 1154. Regent for Malcolm IV “the Maiden” K of Scots until his majority 1154.

111. Duncan 5th Earl of Fife, d. 1203. Justiciar of Scotland, m. Ela (NN).

112. Afrika/Alfreka/Aufrica

3671046. Harald II Maddadson Earl Of CAITHNESS was born 1130 in Caithness-Shire, Scotland. He died 1206 in Orkney Islands, Scotland. Harald married Alfreka (Afrika) Of FIFE in 1st Wife - Repudiated After Death Of Her Father. [Parents]

Harald, Jt Jarl of Orkney with his cousin Rognvald and perhaps Jt Earl of Caithness too; born 1130; killed his cousin Harald ugni 1198 and so became sole Earl of Caithness; married 1st Afrika/Alfreka, sister of Duncan Earl of Fife; married 2nd Gorm(f)la(e)th/Hvafleda/Harlod/Hvorflod, daughter of Malcolm MacHeth, 1st Earl of Ross, supposedly himself son of Angus Earl of Moray. states date of Birth around 1135 (CD#126 PIN#1239096) which gives her time to have the four children born of her marriage to Harald of Orkney.

Afrika (?)1

F, #107696, b. before 1136

Afrika (?)|b. b 1136|p10770.htm#i107696|Gillemichel MacDuff, 1st Earl of Fife|b. b 1120\nd. b Jul 1136|p882.htm#i8813||||||||||||||||

Last Edited=25 Jun 2006

    Afrika (?) was born before 1136. She is the daughter of Gillemichel MacDuff, 1st Earl of Fife. She married Harold Maddadson, Jarl of Orkney, son of Madach, 1st Earl of Atholl and Margaret of Orkney.1


[S11] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Family: A Complete Genealogy (London, U.K.: The Bodley Head, 1999), page 181. Hereinafter cited as Britain's Royal Family.

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Aufrica / Affrica of Fife's Timeline

Methil, Fifeshire, Scotland
Age 20
Orkneys, Scotland
Age 24
Fife, Scotland
Age 24
Age 24