Sveidi Sea Sveidi, The Sea King, The Fret, The Fart, The Norse King (Halfdansson) King Of Vestfold I

Sveidi Sea Sveidi, The Sea King, The Fret, The Fart, The Norse King (Halfdansson) King Of Vestfold I

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Sveidi Sea Sveidi, The Sea King, The Fret, The Fart, The Norse King (Eystein Glumra) "Fart, THE FLATULENT" King Of Vestfold I formerly Halfdansson aka av Romerike
Born in Raumariki, Vestfold, Norwaymap
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Jarslo Jerseoy, Telemark, Norwaymap
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0732-00-00 Birth Place Vestfold, Norway ALT BIRTHS 720, OR 736
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After Halfdan Whiteleg's death, according to the sagas, his son Eystein ruled Vestfold until a rival king named Skjold used his magic powers to have Eystein knocked overboard during a sailing expedition. Eystein's body was recovered from the sea and buried with great ceremony. Eystein fret [=the meek] Halfdansson (born c.736, son of Halfdan), King of Raumariki, married [VIND262] Hildi Eiriksdottir (born c.740, daughter of King Erik Agnarsson of Vestfold, see VINDI). After Erik's death, Eystein succeeded as King of Vestfold (750-80). Eystein drowned c.780.

ROYAL GENEALOGICAL DATA BASE FOR NORWAY: http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/cgi-bin/gedidex.php/n=royal?norway Eystein Halfdansson (Old Norse: Eysteinn H�lfdansson) was the son of Halfdan Hvitbeinn of the House of Yngling according to Heimskringla.He inherited the throne of Romerike and Vestfold.

His wife was Hild, the daughter of the king of Vestfold, ErikAgnarsson. Erik had no son, so Eystein inherited Vestfold.
Eystein died while pillaging in Varna. King Skj�ld of Varna, a greatwarlock, arrived at the beach and saw the sails of Eystein's ships. Hewaved his cloak and blew into it which caused a boom of one ship toswing and hit Eystein so that he fell overboard and drowned. His body was salvaged and buried in a mound. Eystein was succeeded by his son Halfdan the Mild.

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Note

Ancestor of William the Conqueror and all subsequent kings of England.

Source

http://mauriceboddy.org.uk/Norway.htm --- marriage

  • Hild Eiriksdotter, wife
  • Halvdan Eysteinsson «the Meek»..., son
  • Asa Østeinsdottir, daughter
  • Geva of Westfold, daughter
  • Halfdan Olafsson «Whiteshanks»..., father
  • Åsa Eysteinsdotter, mother
  • Gudrød Halfdansson,brother

Marriage

Husband: Eysteinn I Fret The Old Halfdansson King Of Vestfold
Wife: Hildi Eiriksdatter
Child: King Halfdan II, The Old, The Aged, The Mild, The Meek, The Bounteaous, The Generous in Gold and the Stingy of Food, Hvitbeinn, Eysteinsson Halfdansson Sveidasson

Death

Death: 780 Jarslo Vestfold, Telemark Norge

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Sources

ALTERNATE DATES: 681 TO 780 (UNLIKELY AGE OF 99)

Name

Stuart, Roderick W. Royalty for Commoners, The Complete Known Lineage of John of Gaunt, Son of Edward III, King of England, and Queen Philippa. Fourth Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2002.

  • Source: S4 Title: hofundssonAnces.ged Abbreviation: hofundssonAnces.ged Repository: #R1

Biography

NAME: HIS WIFE'S NAME WOULD NOT BE ENDING WITH A *SON, NOR WOULD HIS DAUGHTER'S. ALT BIRTH 777; ALT DEATH 840
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Relationships between historical figures could have been simplified or even fabricated in the text to give the impression that succession remained within the same family….Precise chronology is also difficult to assess from the Sagas….The conclusion must be that the tight family network described in the Sagas is unlikely to be correct and that the relationships shown below should be treated with considerable caution. summary from: http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/NORWEGIAN%20NOBILITY.htm

Biography

THERE IS A MISSING GENERATION HERE. HIS PARENTS' DATES DO NOT MATCH WITH HIS LIFE SPAN. == DAUGHTER SOLVEIG SHOWS THE FOLLOWING: ALTERNATE BIRTH: ca 670 ALTERNATE DATES dob 618 TO dod 710; 684 to 701 GREAT VARIATION IN BIRTH YEAR: 620 or 670. IF SHE DIED 770, IT WOULD NOT BE 620. HOWEVER, MANY WOMEN IN THIS FAMILY BORE THE SAME NAME.

  • THIS MUST BE TWO DIFFERENT, PERHAPS RELATED, WOMEN DOD SHOWING IS OVER 100 YEARS from DOB. IN THE CURRENT CASE, HER MOTHER IS 70 YEARS OLDER THAN HER FATHER, AND 80 YEARS OLD AT HER BIRTH.
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http://fmg.ac/Projects/MedLands/CONTENTS.htm

Click here for a history of Norwegian Kings and succession [2] <http://missouri-mule.com/kingsofsweden1.html/> ROYAL GENEALOGICAL DATA BASE FOR NORWAY: http://www.hull.ac.uk/php/cssbct/cgi-bin/gedidex.php/n=royal?norway

Name

Olaf Tree Feller (Old Norse: Óláfr trételgja, Swedish: Olof Trätälja, Norwegian: Olav Tretelgja, all meaning Olaf Woodwhittler)

Husband: Olaf INGJALDSSON

Born: ABT 0682 at: Vaermland,Sweden Married: ABT 0701 at: Died: ABT 0710 at: Father: Ingjald BRAUT-ONUNDSSON Mother: Gauthild ALGAUTSSON

Wife: Solveig HALFDANSSON Born: ABT 0684 at: Sweden CHILDREN 1. Halfdan OLAFSSON Born: ABT 0704 at: RomerikeNorway Spouses: Asa EYSTEINSSON 2. Ingjald OLAFSSON Born: ABT 0702 at: Romerike, Norway 3. Asa OLAFSSON Born: ABT 0706 at: Romerike, Norway Spouses: King of Sweden OLAF 4. Ingiald OLAFSSON Born: ABT 0722 at: Uppland, Norway

ruled 680 to 710

Son of Olaf Ingjaldsson «Tree Feller» Trätälja; Olaf Ingjaldsson; Solveig (Solva) Halfdansdotter and Solveig Halfdansdotter Husband of Åsa Eysteinsdotter Father of Eystein «Fret/Fjert» Halfdansson and Gudrød Halfdansson Brother of Ingjald Olofsson, king of Värmland; Elsa av Värmland; Åsa Olafsdatter, Trondheim and Valdar Olafsson Half brother of Halfdan Olafsson

Halvdan «Whiteshanks» Kvitbein (Olafsson), King of Solør / Hedmark / Toten / Hadeland / Vestfold (Norway)

Eystein Haardaade or Eystein the Ill-advised Throndsson, king of Hedemark,king in Heid and The Uplanders - See more at: http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I170952&tree=00#sthash.nywYzSbD.dpuf

s/o Thrond d'Oppland de Trondheim, the old husband of Soolveig Halfdansdatter de Solor, called Guldtansdatter 618 to 710

  • ALTERNATE PARENTS: Thrond Throndheim b. ca. 625, Throndheim, Sor Trondelag, NW;

Mrs. Thrond Throndheim b. ca 630 Throndheim, Sor Trondelag, NW

Birth

Birth: 682 Varmlands, Sweden[5][6]

children: 1. EYSTEINSSON Hogna, b. Abt 700, Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway 2. EYSTEINSSON Frode, b. Abt 702, Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway

    • 3. EYSTEINSDOTTIR Asa, b. Abt 702, Uppland, Norway

SOURCES SAY SEVERAL FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE HER SAME NAME,

    • DAUGHTER Aasa: SHE CURRENTLY SHOWS AS GRANDMOTHER ON BOTH SIDES OF THE GRANDCHILDREN'S PROFILES.

4. EYSTEINSSON Hodne, b. Abt 704, Trondheim, Sor-Trondelag, Norway

Notes

Note NI248!SOURCES: 1. The Viking Age, Gen. Hst. 19, v. 1, p. 67
2. Attarskra Bjarni Thorsteinsson, Ice FH 1, p. 431
3. Hist. of the Anglo-Saxons, Eng. 36, v. 1, p. 242
4. Keiser und Koenig Hist., Gen. Hist. 25, pt 1, p. 137

Death

Death: 710 Romerike,Buskerud,,Norway

Eystein Halfdansson (Old Norse: Eysteinn Hálfdansson) was the son of Halfdan Hvitbeinn of the House of Yngling according to Heimskringla. He inherited the throne of Romerike. Ari Thorgilsson in his Islendingabok calls him Eystein Fart, without comment, in his king list, just naming his father and his son. Snorri does not call him by this nickname, but does give us a colorful story of his life. His wife was Hild, the daughter of the king of Vestfold, Erik Agnarsson. Erik had no son, so Eystein obtained Vestfold as his wife's inheritance. Eystein died while pillaging in Varna. King Skjöld of Varna, a great warlord, arrived at the beach and saw the sails of Eystein's ships. He waved his cloak and blew into it which caused a boom of one ship to swing and hit Eystein so that he fell overboard and drowned. His body was salvaged and buried in a mound. Eystein was succeeded by his son Halfdan the Mild.


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  4. First-hand information as remembered by Gordon Lokken, Saturday, March 15, 2014. Replace this citation if there is another source.
  5. Source: #S125 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for Halfdan "Hvitbein" 'White Legs' King In Uppsala Olafsson
  6. Source: #S125 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for Olaf The Wood Cutter INGJALDSSON

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  5. Source: #S125 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for Halfdan "Hvitbein" 'White Legs' King In Uppsala Olafsson
  6. Source: #S125 Page: Database online. Data: Text: Record for Olaf The Wood Cutter INGJALDSSON
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Memories: 4

On December 31, 2012 Gordon Lokken wrote:

He drowned


On March 3, 2012 Gordon Lokken wrote:

First cleared Vaermland, Sweden


On November 27, 2011 Paul Lee wrote:

Immediate Family

Solveig Halfdansdotter, Eysteins Hardråde's wife wife


Hogne Eysteinsson, Earl of Trondheim son

Frode Eysteinsson son

Asa Eysteinsdotter daughter


Halfdan Eysteinson son

Trond Haraldson, of Hålogaland father

N Sigurdsdatter mother

N.N. Bårdsdatter stepmother


Åsa Trondsdatter, of Hålogaland half sister


About Eystein Hardråde «the Severe» Trondsson, Konge over Hedmark og Opplandene


(Osten, Eystein) Øystein Hardråde (Eysteinn hinn harðráða)

(In English: Eystein the Severe)

King in part of Norway: Hedmark

http://lind.no/nor/index.asp?lang=gb&emne=nor&person=%D8ystein%20Hardr%E5de&list=&vis=


On November 27, 2011 Paul Lee wrote:

Nicknames:

"Fret", "Fart", "The Fart", "Øystein Halvdansson /Fret/", "/Fret/", "Fretr", "of Vestfold", "Eysteinn Fart", "an Old Norse name", "possibly meaning "the swift""


Occupation: Konge i Romerike/Vestfold, nicknamed "The Fart", King of Norway, Kung av Vestfold och romerike, Ruled 750-80


Immediate Family

Hild (Hildi) Eiriksdotter wife

Halvdan Eysteinsson «the Meek» den Milde son

Asa Østeinsdottir daughter

Harold Østeinsson son


Geva von Westfold daughter

Østein Heithmork son

King Olaf son


King Siegfried ROMERIKE

son


Halfdan Olafsson «Whiteshanks» Kvitbein father


Asa Eysteinsdotter mother

Gudrød Halfdansson brother


Eystein Halfdansson (Old Norse: Eysteinn Hálfdansson) was the son of Halfdan Hvitbeinn of the House of Yngling according to Heimskringla. He inherited the throne of Romerike and Vestfold.

His wife was Hild, the daughter of the king of Vestfold, Erik Agnarsson. Erik had no son, so Eystein inherited Vestfold.

Eystein died while pillaging in Varna. King Skjöld of Varna, a great warlock, arrived at the beach and saw the sails of Eystein's ships. He waved his cloak and blew into it which caused a boom of one ship to swing and hit Eystein so that he fell overboard and drowned. His body was salvaged and buried in a mound. Eystein was succeeded by his son Halfdan the Mild.

Preceded by Halfdan Hvitbeinn Head of the House of Yngling

Succeeded by Halfdan the Mild


The Ynglings were the oldest known Scandinavian dynasty. It can refer to the following clans:

The Scylfings (Old Norse: Skilfingar), the semi-legendary royal Swedish clan during the Age of Migrations, with kings such as Eadgils, Onela and Ohthere. When Beowulf and Ynglingatal were composed sometime in the eighth-tenth centuries, the respective scop and skald expected his audience to have a great deal of background information about these kings, which is shown in the allusiveness of the references.

The Fairhair dynasty, descending from the kings of Oppland, Norway. According to surviving early sources, such as Ynglingatal and Íslendingabók, these kings were descended from the Swedish Scylfings of Uppland, Sweden.

The House of Munsö, a Swedish dynasty. The earliest kings of this dynasty that historians generally agree are historical are Eric the Victorious and Olof Skötkonung.

Some early kings were probably mythical, whereas others probably existed in real life. Especially, Egil, Ottar, Ale and Adils are mentioned in several sources and are very likely to have been real kings

In the Scandinavian sources they are the descendants of Yngvi-Frey of Vanaheim. Yngling means descendant of Frey, and in the Gesta Danorum of Saxo Grammaticus they are called the sons of Frey.

Several of these kings appear in Beowulf: Eadgils (Adils), Onela (Ale), and Ohthere (Ottar Vendelkråka), but here they are called Scylfings (see the Beowulf section below). Snorri Sturluson hints at a less divine origin in Skáldskaparmál for this dynasty: One war-king was named Skelfir; and his house is called the House of Skilfings: his kindred is in the Eastern Region (Sweden is the eastern part of Scandinavia, and the Swedish kings could be called east kings).

Another origin for the name skilfing is possible: Snorri described Erik and Alrik, the sons of Skjalf to be the de facto ancestors of this Norse clan.

The kings who resided at Upsal had been the supreme chiefs over the whole Swedish dominions until the death of Agne, when, as before related, the kingdom came to be divided between brothers (Alrek and Erik). After that time the dominions and kingly powers were spread among the branches of the family as these increased; but some kings cleared great tracts of forest-land, and settled them, and thereby increased their domains

From Sweden to Norway

According to Snorri Sturluson, the dynasty led the settlement of the Swedish provinces and established themselves as the kings of its provinces, accepting the overlordship of the Swedish king at Uppsala, until the dynasty all but exterminated itself with Ingjald Ill-Ruler and his downfall. A survivor Olof Trätälja was the ancestor of the Norwegian branch

However, both Snorri (as in the earlier quote) and Saxo described the clan as remaining in Sweden after this date.

Saxo on the Battle of Bråvalla (ca 750):

Now the bravest of the Swedes were these: Arwakki, Keklu-Karl (Kelke-Karl), Krok the Peasant, (from Akr), Gudfast and Gummi from Gislamark. These were kindred of the god Frey, and most faithful witnesses to the gods. Ingi (Yngwe) also, and Oly, Alver, Folki, all sons of Elrik (Alrek), embraced the service of Ring (Sigurd Ring); they were men ready of hand, quick in counsel, and very close friends of Ring. They likewise held the god Frey to be the founder of their race. Amongst these from the town of Sigtun (Old Sigtuna) also came Sigmund, a champion advocate, versed in making contracts of sale and purchase; besides him Frosti surnamed Bowl: allied with him was Alf the Lofty (Proud?) from the district of Upsala (Old Uppsala); this man was a swift spear-thrower, and used to go in the front of the battle.

Moreover, both in Icelandic sources and in the Gesta Danorum, king Sigurd Ring would become the ancestor of the houses of Ragnar Lodbrok and would thus be the semi-legendary ancestor of later Swedish and Danish royal houses. (See the House of Munsö.)



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On February 24, 2015 at 18:10GMT Robin Wood wrote:

Halfdansson-327 and Halfdansson-324 appear to represent the same person because: same data

On February 16, 2015 at 14:48GMT Roy Østensen wrote:

The only source that mentions Eystein Halfdansson is the poem Ynglingatal as reproduced and elaborated by Snorre. No dates are mentioned in the source, so all dates are guesswork.

On February 16, 2015 at 14:27GMT Maureen Farrell wrote:

Halfdansson-327 and Halfdansson-324 do not represent the same person because: #324-Father and son have the same DOB and DOD

On February 15, 2015 at 15:51GMT Roy Østensen wrote:

Halfdansson-324 and Halfdansson-327 appear to represent the same person because: Clear match.

On November 1, 2013 at 05:15GMT Sheri Sturm wrote:

On June 22, 2013 at 00:06GMT Vic Watt wrote:

This Eystein not only the husband of Solveig, but the son Solveig too. Which should it be?



Kevin Bacon - genealogy connections Eystein Glumra is 27 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 29 from AJ Jacobs and 48 from JK Rowling on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.