About Eithne / Audna Kjarvalsdatter, Princess of Ireland
Eithne ingen Ceabhail Ó Fáeláin, also called Audna, Ethne, or Edna Kjarvalssdotter, Princess of Ireland, or Macdunghal Na Heireann
[Often Given as Daughter of Cerbhall MacDunlainge, but cannot be as Cerball's death is 30 years before her birth??? - Sharon]
Married to Hlodve Thorfinnson Orkneyjarl:
Kilde: Fossmo/Berglund - slekta. Birger Nytrøen 1995
Alternative Data from Merges: Birthplace: Eire
a) daughter .
f) HLODVIR Torfinnsson ([945/50]-, bur Hofn, Caithness). Orkneyinga Saga names (in order) “Arnfinn…Havard the Fecund…Hlodvir…Ljot…Skuli” as the five sons of Thorfinn. Snorre names "the Earls Hlodver, Arnfid, Ljot and Skule, the sons of Thorfin Hausakljufer" as rulers in Orkney when Queen Gunhild and her sons returned to Orkney. In a later saga, Snorre names (in order) "Arnfin, Havard, Hlodver, Liot and Skule" as sons of Thorfin "Hausakljufer". Orkneyinga Saga records that “after Ljot´s death, Hlodvir took charge of the earldom”, presumably indicating Ljot´s brother but this is not explicitly stated in the text, recording that “he died in his bed” and was buried “in a burial mound at Ham in Caithness”.
m EITHNE, daughter of KIARVAL King of Ireland & his wife ---. Orkneyinga Saga records that “Hlodvir” married “Eithne, the daughter of King Kjarval of Ireland”, adding in a later passage that “Sigurd´s mother was a sorceress”. Hlodve´s supposed father-in-law has not been identified among known Irish kings.
Hlodve & Eithne had [three] children: (Cawley's Medlands)
i) SIGURD "Digri/the Stout", son of [HLODVIR Torfinnsson Jarl of Orkney & his wife Eithne of Ireland] ([965/70]-killed in battle Clontarf 23 Apr 1014). Orkneyinga Saga names “Sigurd the Stout” as the son of Hlodvir and his wife, adding that he “took over the earldom” after his father died. Snorre names "Sigurd the Thick" as the son of Hlodver. His birth date is estimated from the fact that his older sons were already sufficiently mature in 1014 to be placed in charge of Orkney by their father when he left for war in Ireland. He succeeded his father in  as Jarl of Orkney and Caithness. He defeated Findlaech Mormaer of Moray before 995 at the second battle of Skidmoor in Caithness, consolidating his power on the Scottish mainland. Orkneyinga Saga records Sigurd´s battle against “a Scottish earl called Finnleik”. Orkneyinga Saga records that “Olaf Tryggvason” pressured Sigurd to accept baptism and returned to Norway with Sigurd´s son as a hostage. Orkneyinga Saga records that Sigurd went to Ireland “five years after the Battle of Svoldur” to support “King Sigtrygg Silk-Beard” against “King Brian of Ireland”, and left “his elder sons in charge of the earldom”, but was killed in the battle in which King Brian was killed. Snorre records that "Sigurd the Thick" went to Ireland and fell "in Brian's battle". (Cawley's Medlands)
m firstly ---. The name of Sigurd´s first wife is not known. Sigurd & his [first wife] had four children:
m ([1005 or after]) --- of Scotland, daughter of MALCOLM II
Sigurd & his second wife had one child:
5. THORFINN "the Black" (-[1060/65], bur Birsay, Christchurch).
Daughter of an Irish King
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