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Halkjell Jonsson Huk

Birthplace: Sindmore, Norway
Death: April 03, 1194 (35-36)
Florvaag Askoy Hordaland Norway
Immediate Family:

Son of Jon Halkjellson Huk and Princess Margareta Haraldsdatter Gille
Husband of Ragnhild Erlingsdatter Randeberg
Father of Ragnvald Hallkjellson Huk and N.N. Hallkjellsdotter Huk
Brother of Ragnvald Jonsson Blindheim; Nils (Nikolaus) Blaka and Gregorius Jonsson Huk
Half brother of Ragnvild Jonsdatter Huk; Olav Ålesen Mok and Lendmann Ivar Aalesson Mok

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About Halkjell Jonsson Huk

Halkjell Jonsson Huk

  • Son of Jon Halkjellson and Princess Margareta Haraldsdatter Gille
  • Hallkjell Jonsson also Hallkjell Huk (1158 - April 3, 1194) was a feudal lord, Lendmann of Blindheim, Sunnmøre , [ 1 ] and one of the protagonists of the Norwegian Civil Wars . He was the son of Jon Hallkjellsson (b. 1125) and Margaret Haraldsdatter, daughter of Harald IV of Norway . [ 2 ] He supported the rebellion against Sverre of Norway , supporting the pretender Sigurd Magnusson , illegitimate son of Magnus V . He moved to the northern archipelagos where he recruited the leader Olaf (brother-in-law ofHarald Maddadsson ) and the Øyskjegg , the last Viking warriors in Orkney and Shetland , a formidable fleet of which he became warlord and returned to establish his contingent at Viken . Sverre had veterans Birkebeiner so the confrontation was assured and both forces found themselves in the battle of Florvåg with a high cost of lives, including Hallkjell's own.
  • Foster son of Halkjell, who was SIGURD Magnusson (-killed in battle Florevåg near Bergen 3 Apr 1194, bur Bergen Church of St Mary). The Saga of King Sverre names "a boy named Sigurd a illegitimate son of King Magnus Erlingson" as one of the conspirators with "Halkel son of Jon Hallkelsson"[519]. King of the Øyskjegger in Norway 1192. The Saga of King Sverre records that "Sigurd Kingsson" was killed in battle "in the water at Floruvoe" and was buried in "Marinkirk yard"[520]. . - http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/NORWAY.htm#MagnusKingNorwaydied1184A


  • Married: RAGNHILD Erlingsdatter, daughter of ERLING Ormsen Skakke & his wife Kristin of Norway. Ragnhild & Halkjell married after 19 Jun 1179. Ragnhild was the widow of JON Thorbergsson.


Project MedLands, Norway Nobility

  • JON Halkelsson married ([1155]) MARGARETA Haraldsdatter, illegitimate daughter of HARALD "Gille" King of Norway & his mistress ---. Snorre names "Harald Gille's third daughter…Margaret who was married to Jon Halkelson, a brother of Simon"[233].

Jon & his wife MARGARETA Haraldsdatter had one child:

  • (a) HALLKEL Jonsson (-killed in battle Florevåg near Bergen 3 Apr 1194). From Blindheim Jarl in Norway. married (after 19 Jun 1179) as her second husband, RAGNHILD Erlingsdatter, widow of JON Thorbergsson, daughter of ERLING Ormsen Skakke & his wife Kristin of Norway . The Saga of King Sverre records the marriage of "Ragnhild daughter of Earl Erling and Kristin Kings-daughter" and "Halkel son of Jon Hallkelsson"[234].

Hallkel & his wife RAGNHILD Erlingsdatter had one child:

  • (1) RAGNVALD Hallkelsson (-murdered Husvik near Drøbak 1217, bur Oslo). Stormann of the Bagler in Norway.

Source Project Medlands Norway Nobility - http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/NORWEGIAN%20NOBILITY.htm#HallkelJon...


Liegeman. Parents: Jon Hallkjellsson and Margret Haraldsdotter. Married with Ragnhild Erlingsdotter, child of Erling Ormsson Skakke (died 1179) and Kristin Sigurdsdotter. Aunt of King Harald Gille.

Hallkjell Jonsson was of lendman from Blindheim in western Norway and was a key player in mutual strife of 1180 to 1190, mostly as an opponent of King Sverre. In Sverre saga, which are main the source of Hallkjell's life, we find Hallkjell and occasionally Magnus Erlingsson. But the saga unfortunately does not show a complete image, and it is difficult to find evidence that his loyalty was anchored in one or the other camp.

He moved to the archipelagos in the north where he recruited the leader Olaf (brother of Harald Maddadsson ) and Øyskjegg , the last Viking warriors in Orkney and Shetland, a formidable fleet which became military chief and set back its contingent in Viken . Sverre had veterans birkebeiner so the confrontation was secured and both forces met at the Battle of Florvåg with a high cost in lives among which joined the Hallkjell.

After a short residence in Denmark Hallkjell returned to Norway together with Magnus 1184. It was also probably also at this time Hallkjell lasted married Ragnhild, daughter of Erling Skakke. The prince her husband, Jon of Randaberg, died 1179, Erling, the marriage with Hallkjell came into being before King Magnus' fall 1184. Ragnhild had lost her father, her brother and her husband in the fight against Sverre Sigurdsson, and we can, realizing that there was not completely unproblematic that her new husband. For Hallkjell that was hardly the case and was less complicated. Well, he was the brother-in-law to Magnus and son-in-law to Erling Skakke, but he was also the cousin of Sverre. 1192 we meet Hallkjell again, this time serving as King Sverre's liegeman.

We can only speculate that it was Ragnhild who Hallkjell forced his servitude to King Sverre (Munch 1852), or whether the work placement with Sverre proximity must be considered acting as a "ufriviljugt intermezzo (Bull de 1931)". The Sverre saga did note that Hallkjell advised together with Olaf Svogeren Haraldsson Earl of Orkney. The plan was to stage a rebellion against King Sverre. The revolt then names for the soldiers from the west of the sea, from the Orkneys.

Halkel and Ragnhild had previously fostered an illegitimate child of Magnus Erlingsson. It has been speculated that Sigurd did not know of this child (Stølen 1988 Koht 1958). Mora Gyrid, daughter of Aslak the Young. This Aslak refferd to Halkel Jonsson as uncle.

Early review on sommaren 1193 came Halkel and Olav to Norway with 23 ships, but the crucial assaults against BIRKEBEINER did not come until the following year, with the battle in Florvåg at Bergen. In this battle fall Halkel, together with future king and the bulk of øyskjeggflokken.


  • Helle, Knut (September 28, 2014). "Kristin Sigurdsdatter" . Norwegian biographical lexicon (Norwegian) . Visited November 22, 2017 - https://nbl.snl.no/Kristin_Sigurdsdatter
  • Denmark Bibliotek - https://dis-danmark.dk/bibliotek/900167.pdf
  • Sverre Bagge, From Viking Stronghold to Christian Kingdom: State Formation in Norway, c. 900-1350 , Museum Tusculanum Press, 2012, ISBN 8763507919 p. 42.
  • Genealogisk-historiske tabeller over de nordiske rigers kongeslægter (1856), Königsfeldt, JPF, (2nd edition. Kjøbenhavn: Trykt i Bianco Lunos bogtrykkeri, 1856), FHL microfilm 1,124,504, item 3., table 10 p. 132, 134.
  • Norsk Biografisk Leksikon, (19 volumes. Oslo: Aschehoug, 1921-1982), FHL book 948.1 D36n., Vol. 5 p. 269-270.
  • Hardanger Historielag, (Hardanger: Hardanger Historielag, 1908-), FHL book 948.32 H25h., P. 39 (1992).
  • Sturluson, Snorri . Heimskringla: History of the Kings of Norway , trans. Lee M. Hollander. Reprinted. University of Texas Press, Austin, 1992. ISBN 0-292-73061-6 -

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Sindmore, Norway
Stein Kongsgård, Hole, Buskerud, Norway
April 3, 1194
Age 36
Florvaag Askoy Hordaland Norway