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Frakok Moddansdatter

Also Known As: "Frakokk Moddansdóttir"
Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Of, Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Death: 1138 (74)
Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Moddan Moddansson of Dalr, Mórmaer of Caithness and Wife of Moddan of Dalr
Wife of Ljótr "the Renegade" Hallson
Mother of Steinvör "the Stout" Frakokksdóttir and Guðrún Frakokksdóttir
Sister of Ottar Moddansson, Jarl of Thurso; Magnus `Orfi` Moddansson; Thorliot Caithness Moddanson; Thorleiv Moddansdatter; Vgreat Moddansdóttir and 2 others

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About Frakok Moddansdatter

Immediately after Harald's death, his brother Paul took over the entire earldom with the approval of every farmer in Orkney Earl Paul realised that the precious robe put on by Earl Harald had been meant for himself and for that reason he would not let the sisters stay on in the islands, so they went off with all heir dependants, first across to Caithness and from there to Frakokk's estates in Sutherland.

It was there that Frakokk reared Erlend, the son of Harald Smooth-Tongue, while he was still a boy. There was another boy there too, Olvir Brawl, the son of Thorljot of Rack Wick and Steinvor Frakokk's-daughter. He grew to be an exceptionally big and powerful man, a great troublemaker and a killer.

Others brought up there were Thorbjorn Clerk, son of Thorstein the Yeoman and Gudrun Frakokk's-Daughter, Margaret the daughter of Earl Hakon and Helga Moddan's-Daughter, and Eirik Stay-Brails. All these people were high-born and thought well of themselves. They all believed that they had a just claim on the earldom of Orkney which had once belonged to their kinsman Earl Harald. Frakokk had two brothers, Angus [an error for Magnus] the Generous and Earl Ottar of Thurso, a man of great character. (Orkneyinga Saga)

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Of, Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland
Age 74
Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland