Thor  Longus

Thor Longus (abt. 1075 - 1124)

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Thor "the long" Longus
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Longus-2 created 30 Jun 2017 | Last modified | Last edit: 30 Sep 2017
01:57: Doug Straiton added Unknown Northumberia as father for Thor Longus. [Thank Doug for this]
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Caution: Please take care with web sources regarding this person. He is often confused with Thor Swainson and Sven Thorsson is often suggested to be the progeniture of the family of Crawford. The person of this profile had a brother, Leofwine, but there is no evidence of children.



Wikipedia -- "Thor Longus or Thor the Long (fl. c. 1113 x 1124), is an early 12th-century Anglo-Saxon noble associated with Roxburghshire, a culturally English territory ruled by the Scottish king from the 11th-century onwards.

A charter dating between 1107x1113 and 1124 claims that Thor the Long founded Ednam, previously a deserted waste granted to him by King Edgar of Scotland.

Ednam lies close to the Northumberland border with Roxburghshire. It states that he repopulated the settlement with his own followers and a church. The charter grants the church to the monks of St Cuthbert. There survives the notice of this grant given by Thor to his lord Earl David (future David I of Scotland), as well as Earl David's confirmation of the same grant.

Thor had a brother named Leofwine, mentioned in Thor's charter as requiring "redemption". Leofwine "the monk" was commemorated in the Martyrology of the Durham Cantor's book for June 2 (day of death), and in the same source Thor Longus was commemorated for May 14. The year of his death and descendants are not known, but Ednam appears in the crown's hand in 1136."


  • Swane "Suconus"
  • William.[1]


Charta Thorlongi.

Omnibus sanctae matris Ecclesiae filiis Thor Longus in Domine salutem. Sciatis quod Edgarus Dominus meus, Rex Scottarum, dedid mihi /Ednaham desertam, quam ego, suo auxilio et mea propria pecunia, inhabitavi, et ecclesiam in honorem sancti Cuthberti fabricavi, quam ecclesiam cum una carrucata terrae Deo et sancto Cuthberto et monachis ejus in perpetuum possidendam dedi; hanc igitur donationem teci pro anima domini mei Regis Edgari et pro animabur patris et matris illius et pro redemptione Lefwine patris mei dilectissimi et pro meimet ipsius tarn corporis quam animae salute, et siquis hanc meam donationem sancto predicto et monachis sibi servientibus aliqua vi vel ingenio auferre presumserit, suferat ab eo Deo omnipotens vitam Regni celestis, ut cum diabolo et angelis ejus poenas sustineat eternas. Amen.[1]


  • "Charta Thorlongi." The Journal of American History, 12(1), pp. 334. National Historical Society. Google Books.[2]

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Seal of Thor Longus (c. 1100/18)
Seal of Thor Longus (c. 1100/18)


On 8 Aug 2017 at 13:57 GMT Robin Lee wrote:

Bree, Can you help with the birth, wife and son that appears to be incorrect now that the merge has been completed? Thanks!

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