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Hrollaug Ragnvaldsson Eyjafjörður (Mœrajarls), Íslands

Also Known As: "Rollaug Ragnvaldsson", "Hrollaugr Mœrajarl", "Hrollaugr Rǫgnvaldsson", "Hrollaugur Rögnvaldsson", "Hrollager", "Hrollanger /Ragnvaldsson/", "Hrollager (Hrollaug) Ragnvaldsson /of Iceland/", "Hrollager /Ragnvaldsson/", "Hrollaug ROGNAVALDSSON", "Jarl Of Maer"
Birthplace: Giske, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Death: 896 (36-37)
Eyjafjörður, Iceland
Place of Burial: Eyjafjörður, Iceland
Immediate Family:

Son of Ragnvald Eysteinsson, Earl of Møre and NN Frille (Mistress/es) of Ragnvald Mørejarl, mother/s of Torf-Einar, Hrollaug and Hallad
Husband of NN moður Jóns (wife of Hrollaug) Eyjafjörður
Father of Össur "keiliselgur" Hrollaugsson; Hallbera Hrollaugsdottir, of Normandy; Onund Hrollaugsson and Hróaldur Hrollaugsson (899)
Brother of Hallad Ragnvaldsson, Orkneyjarl; Einarr "Turf" Rögnvaldsson, Orkneyjarl and Hrollager Rognvaldsson
Half brother of Ivar Ragnvaldsson Mørejarl; Gange-Hrólfr 'Rollo' Ragnvaldsson; Tore "Teiande" Ragnvaldsson and Gutum Ragnvaldson

Occupation: Landnámsmaður, bjó undir Skarðsbrekku.
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About Hrollaug Ragnvaldsson Eyjafjörður, Íslands

Rollaug Ragnvaldsson (Hrollaugr Rǫgnvaldsson jarls)

Hrollaugr Rǫgnvaldsson jarls Tilnavn / fordanskning: Rollaug Lokalitet: Skardsbrekke i Hornefjord, Bredebolsted i Fellshvervi, østl. Island Relationer: Søn af Røgnvald jarl på Møre. Havde sønnerne Roald, Ønund og Øssur Kegleelg. Kilder: Islændingebogen: 2, Tillæg 1; Landnamabogen: 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275, S335, 354.

Hrollaug Ragnvaldsson Mœrajarls, Eyjafjörður, Íslands

Parents: Ragnvald Eysteinsson Mœrajarl and his Frille (mistress) Wife: (not known, some call her "Ermina" but original sources please?) Child: Jon Özur

NB: Do not mix name with Hrólf, Rolf, Rollo, Rangvald, Rognvald

Illegitimate son of Ragnvald, no records of the mother. Ragnhild "Hild" Nefja was not his mother. In the Orkney saga, the brothers Einar, Hallad (Haddad) and Ivar are referred to as "frillesønner", sons of a frille (=literally mistress, or partner - "concubine" is not a good term for Nordic countries). Whether Ragnvald's four illegitimate sons Einar, Hrollaug, Hallad and Ivar had the same mother is not known, but highly unlikely.



From Harald Hårfagres (Fairhair) saga: "Earl Ragnvald was King Harald's dearest friend, and the king had the greatest regard for him. He was married to Hild, a daughter of Rolf Nefia, and their sons were Rolf and Thorer. Earl Ragnvald had also three sons by concubines, -- the one called Hallad, the second Einar, the third Hrollaug; and all three were grown men when their brothers born in marriage were still children Rolf became a great viking, and was of so stout a growth that no horse could carry him, and wheresoever he went he must go on foot; and therefore he was called Rolf Ganger.

Hrollaug is the son of RAGNVALD "the Wise", son of [EYSTEIN "Glumra/Clatterer" Jarl in Norway & his wife ---] (-[894]). Orkneyinga Saga names “Eystein the Clatterer, father of the wise counsellor Earl Rognwald the Powerful…”, adding that “Earl Rognwald campaigned with King Harald Fine-Hair who gave him charge of North More, South More and Romsdale”[141]. 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[142].

[Ragnvald had three illegitimate children by unknown mistresses:]

5. [HROLLAUG . Orkneyinga Saga names “Hallad, Hrollaug and the youngest Einar” as “natural sons” of “Earl Rognwald”[172]. Snorre names "Hallad, the second Einar, the third Hrollaug" as the three sons of "Earl Ragnvald" by concubines, adding that they were all "grown men" when their legitimate brothers were still children[173]. Orkneyinga Saga records that Ragnvald told his son Hrollaug that “your fate will take you to Iceland [where] you´ll have plenty of descendants”[174]. His alleged descendants in Iceland shown below are as stated in Thorstein Side-Hallum's Saga and Flatey-book's St Olaf's Saga[175] but the accuracy of this information, which has not been corroborated in other sources, is unknown. m ---. The name of Hrollaug´s wife is not known.] [Hrollaug & his wife had one child:]

a) [JON Ozur . m ---. The name of Jon´s wife is not known.] [Jon & his wife had one child:]

i) [THOREY . m ---. The name of Thorey´s wife is not known.] [Thorey & his wife had one child:]

(a) [HALL of Sida . m ---. The name of Hall´s wife is not known.] [Hall & his wife had two children:]

(1) [THORSTEIN . Aged 20 at the battle of Clontarf 1014.

(2) [THORDIS . Orkneyinga Saga records that “the mother of…Ospak was Thordis, daughter of Hall of Sida”[176]. m ---. The name of Thordis´s husband is not known.] Thordis & her husband had one child:

a. USPAK . Orkneyinga Saga records that “Earl Erlend Thorfinnson” married “Thora, the daughter of Sumarlidi Ospaksson”, adding that “the mother of…Ospak was Thordis, daughter of Hall of Sida”[177]. m ---. The name of Uspak´s wife is not known. Uspak & his wife had one child:

(i) SOMERLED . Orkneyinga Saga records that “Earl Erlend Thorfinnson” married “Thora, the daughter of Sumarlidi Ospaksson”[178]. m ---. The name of Somerled´s wife is not known. Somerled & his wife had one child:

(a) THORA . Orkneyinga Saga records that “Earl Erlend Thorfinnson” married “Thora, the daughter of Sumarlidi Ospaksson”, adding that “the mother of this Ospak was Thordis, daughter of Hall of Sida”[179]. Orkneyinga Saga records that “his mother was married…to a man called Sigurd” when her son Magnus returned to Orkney, adding that she and her second husband had a son “Hakon Karl…[and] a farm at Paplay”[180]. m firstly ERLEND Thorfinsson Jarl of Orkney, son of THORFINN "the Black" Jarl of Orkney & his wife Ingibjörg Finnsdatter (-in prison Nidaros 1098, bur Nidaros). m secondly SIGURD of Paplay .

b) [HALLBERA . m ASBIORN, son of HRAFUNKEL of Steinrodar-Stadir in Iceland.]

Hrollaugr Rögnvaldsson was an Icelandic settler.

Drog til Island og tok land der.

Landnámsmaður, bjó undir Skarðsbrekku. Sonur Rögnvalds jarls á Mæri er var sonur Eysteins konungs glumru á Englandi. Ættfaðir Síðumanna.

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Giske, Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Breidabolstadur, Eyjafjordur, Iceland
Breidabolstadur, Eyjafjordur, Iceland
Age 37
Eyjafjörður, Iceland
Age 37
Eyjafjörður, Iceland
Breidabolstadur, Eyjafjordur, Iceland
January 12, 1955
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