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Ásdís Ragnvaldsdóttir

Also Known As: "Astrida", "Ascrida Ragnvaldsdottir Jutland", "Aserida", "Åsa", "Aseda", "Countess of Oppland", "Ascrida /Ragnvaldsdottir/", "Aseda /Rognvaldsdatter/", "Aseda /Ragnaldsdottir/", "Ascride", "Daughter of Ragnvald Olafsson King of Vestfold", "Ascrida"
Birthdate: (78)
Birthplace: Nord-Trondelag, Norway
Death: 890 (78)
Place of Burial: Norway
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Ragnvald "Heidumhære" Óláfsson, King of Vestfold and Thora Sigurdsdóttir, Unsourced
Wife of Eystein Ivarsson «the Noisy» Glumra
Mother of Ragnvald Eysteinsson, Earl of Møre; Sigurd Eysteinsson, I, Jarl of Orkney; Svanhild Eysteinsdotter and Malahulc / Haldrick Eysteinsson
Sister of Ivar Ragnvaldsson; Halvdan Ragnvaldson and Guðrøðr Ragnvaldsson/Gofraid, King of Lochlann

Occupation: Countess in Uppland, Countess in Uppsland, Princesse du Jutland
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About Ásdís Ragnvaldsdóttir

Ásdís (Ascrida) Ragnvaldsdóttir is my 34th great grandmother.

Ásdís, Astrida, Ascrida, Aseda

Blir på engelsk Wikipedia kalt Åsa - noen som har kilde til navnet hennes?


Original sources for this person needed, anyone?

She has no identification on fmg.ac :

[EYSTEIN “Glumra/Clatterer” . Orkneyinga Saga names “Earl Ivar of the Uplands, father of Eystein the Clatterer…”[128]. Jarl of the Uplanders in Norway [in Kristian and Hedemarken, the area around Oslo]. [Four children:]

i) [RAGNVALD "the Wise" (-[894]). Orkneyinga Saga names “Eystein the Clatterer, father of the wise counsellor Earl Rognwald the Powerful…”[129]. Snorre names Ragnvald Earl of More, a son of Eystein "Glumra" when recording that he had become a supporter of King Harald who had invested him with the districts of North More and Raumsdal[130]. Jarl of North and South Möre and of Raumsdal in Norway.]

ii) [SIGURD "Riki/the Mighty" (-[892], bur Sydero, Dornoch Firth). Orkneyinga Saga records that Ragnvald gave “all the islands” (indicating Shetland and Orkney from the context) to “his brother Sigurd, the forecastleman on King Harald´s ship” and that Harald I "Hårfagre" King of Norway gave “the title of earl” to Sigurd who remained in the islands after the king returned to Norway[131].

Orkneyinga Saga records that Sigurd “joined forces with Thorstein the Red, the son of Olaf the White and Aud the Deep-Minded” and together conquered “the whole of Caithness and a large part of Argyll, Moray and Ross”, Sigurd building “a stronghold…in the south of Moray”[132]. Orkneyinga Saga records that Sigurd defeated and beheaded “Mælbrigte Earl of the Scots” but that he died from an infected wound because a tooth in Mælbrigte´s head, strapped to Sigurd´s saddle, scratched his leg, and was buried “in a mound on the bank of the River Oykel”[133]. The Complete Peerage identifies the place as “Sydero on the Dornoch Firth at the estuary of the Ekkialsbakki[134].

The Complete Peerage dates Sigurd´s appointment as Jarl to [875] and his death to [892][135], but there seems no basis for either date apart from internal consistency with its reconstruction of events in the lives of this family. Both dates should therefore be considered as extremely approximate, and as noted below the earlier date leads to difficult chonological difficulties with the reported career of Sigurd´s nephew Turf-Einar.] [One child:]

(a) [GUTHORM (-[893]). Orkneyinga Saga records that Sigurd was succeeded by his son “Guthorm who ruled the earldom for a year but died childless”[136]. According to Snorre´s Harald Harfager´s Saga, Sigurd died “without children” but his Saga of Olaf Haraldson names Guthorm as son of Sigurd, recording that he succeeded his father as earl for one year[137].]

iii) [MALAHULC . Orderic Vitalis (who wrote in [1113]) names Malahulc as an uncle of Rollo and ancestor of the Tosny family[138]. He is not mentioned in the Sagas.]

iv) [SVANHILD. Snorre names "Snahild, a daughter of Earl Eystein" as one of the wives of King Harald[139]. m as his third wife, HARALD I King of Norway, son of HALFDAN "Swarti/the Black" King of Vestfold & his second wife [Ragnhild Sigurdsdatter] ([853/54] or 860-Hogaland 933[140], 934 or 940, bur "under a mound at Haugar in Karmtsund, near the church in Haugesund").]


The wife of Øystein Jarl, mother of Svanhild who married Harald Hårfagre.

More information needed, but Øystein Jarl and his wife might NOT be identical to Eysteinn Mørejarl and his wife Ásdis (Ascrida). Do not merge these until the case has been properly looked into.

Aseda Rögnvaldsdóttir1,2

Aseda Rögnvaldsdóttir||p67.htm#i8832|Rögnvaldr Heidum Hæri Óláfsson, King of Vestfold||p278.htm#i9457|Thóra Sigurdsdóttir||p111.htm#i13338|Óláfr G. G., King of Vestfold||p278.htm#i9458||||Sigurdr o., King of the Danes||p111.htm#i13337||||

Father Rögnvaldr Heidum Hæri Óláfsson, King of Vestfold

Mother Thóra Sigurdsdóttir3

    Aseda Rögnvaldsdóttir was the daughter of Rögnvaldr Heidum Hæri Óláfsson, King of Vestfold and Thóra Sigurdsdóttir.3 Aseda Rögnvaldsdóttir married Eysteinn Glumra, Jarl of the Uplanders, son of Ivarr Oplaendinge, Jarl of the Uplanders and N. N. of Throndheim, before 830; 3rd cousins.


Eysteinn Glumra, Jarl of the Uplanders b. circa 800


   * Malahue of Norway+ 4
   * Orknøyjarl Sigurdr Eysteinsson+ d. 8925
   * Rögnvaldr Eysteinsson, Mørejarl+ b. c 830, d. 894
   * Svanhild Eysteinsdóttir of Norway+ b. c 860


  1. [S204] Roderick W. Stuart, RfC, 166-37.
  2. [S278] DfAdam, online unknown url, The Line of Eystein Adilsson, 82.
  3. [S278] DfAdam, online unknown url, The Line of Skjöld, King of Danes, 78.
  4. [S278] DfAdam, online unknown url, The Line of Malahue of Möre, 81.
  5. [S449] Circa 1225 A.D. Snorri Sturluson, Chronicle of the Kings of Norway, Harald Harfager's Saga.

Countess of Oppland

only child

Last name also seen as 'Ragnvaldsdottir'.

Note: Title: The Plantagenet Ancestry, by William Henry Turton, 1968

  1. Note: Page: 6

Aseda Rögnvaldsdóttir married Eysteinn Glumra, Jarl of the Uplanders, son of Ivarr Oplaendinge, Jarl of the Uplanders and N. N. of Throndheim, before 830; they were third cousins.

See "My Lines"

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/p67.htm#i8832 )

from Compiler: R. B. Stewart, Evans, GA

( http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cousin/html/index.htm )

Aseda of Jutland married Eistan Glumra, Earl of More, son of Ivar, Earl of the Uplands and Hlif of Throndheim. Aseda of Jutland was born circa 812 at Maer, Norway.
ASCRIDA OF JUTLAND RAGNVALDSDOTTIR. She was born 812 in Maer, Norway.
Also found as Ascrida/Ascrida RAGNVALDSDOTTIR

Children with Ivar:

1. Sigurd I 'Riki The Powerful' EYSTEINSSON, Earl Of Orkney,   d. Yes, date unknown 
 2. Swanhilda EYSTEINSDOTTIR,   d. Yes, date unknown 

3. 3. Rognvaldr I EYSTEINSSON, 'the Wise', b. 810, Maer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway Or The Orkney Islands , d. Abt 894, Orkey, Orkney Islands, Scotland Or Maer, Nord-Tronelag, Norway


Daughter and heiress of Huntast'ar, King of N & S More (Norway). Eystein captured Jocunda on a Viking raid.

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Ásdís Ragnvaldsdóttir's Timeline

Nord-Trondelag, Norway
Age 13
Åre Municipality, Jämtland County, Sweden

Born 0852 in Maer, Nord-Trondelag, Norway

Age 20
Vestfold or Sunnmøre, Norway
Age 23
Norsemen attacked England and ravaged the Island of Sheppey at mouth of Thames
Age 38
Nord-Trøndelag, Norge
Age 43
Oppland, Norway
Age 78
Age 78
November 2, 1937
Age 78