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Olaf the Black
Posted by: Charlene Date: May 28, 2000 at 23:08:33
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I have been told that Olaf the Black, king of the Isle of Man, is an ancestor of the Kewley line. What I have found is this:

Godred Crovan HAROLDSON
King of Man (1066 - 1087)
died 1087(Islay)
Conquered Dublin and Leinster.

*       Lagman GODREDSON
*       Harold GODREDSON
*       Olaf I the Red GODREDSON

Olaf I the Red GODREDSON
King of Man (1102 - 1143)
died 1143
Brought peace to the isles by keeping on good terms with the kings of Norway, Scotland, Ireland and England. Popular king, murdered by sons of his brother Harold. Succeeded by Godred II the black, his only lawful son.
Ingibiord (daughter of Earl Hakon of Orkney)

*       Reginald OLAFSON
*       Lagman OLAFSON
*       Harold OLAFSON
*       Ragnhildis
*       other daughters, one who married Somerled Macgilbred

Elfrica of Galloway (daughter of Fergus, Lord of Galloway)

*       Ochraidh Godred II the Black OLAFSON

Ochraidh Godred II the Black OLAFSON
King of Man (1154 - 1187)
died 1187
Tyrannical ruler. Driven out by Somerled but retook his territories with aid from Norway.
Phingola (Fionghuala) Maclochlan

*       Ollaghair Olaf Odhar GODREDSON
*       Reginald [Rogn-wald] GODREDSON
*       Ivar GODREDSON
*       Aufrica

(info from

I have been told that the Kewley line comes from Aufrica. But not who she married, when, kids, etc.
Could anyone help me with this?
Also, there are several Scottish Clan affiliations to Olaf. Do any of them correlate with the Kewley line?
(trying to get info from a different angle.) Many of the clans I've found come from Ollaghair Olaf Odhar GODREDSON, The Black's sons.
Any info would be appreciated.



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