Gísli Þorsteinsson, áatal



First Generation




1. Gísli Þorsteinsson, son of Þorsteinn Jónsson and María Jónsdóttir, was born on 19 Jul 1832 in Setbergssókn, Snæf. and died on 8 May 1883 at age 50.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Gísli var sjómaður og bóndi á Móabúð í Eyrarsveit, Snæfellsness. 1845.

• Gísli var sjómaður á Stykkishólmi.

• Gísli var vinnumaður á Bjarnarhöfn, Snæfellsness. 1860.

Gísli married Ingveldur Jónsdóttir, daughter of Jón Sigmundsson and Kristín Halldórsdóttir, on 26 Jul 1863 in Helgafell, Snæfellsness.

Barn þeirra:

          i.  Þorsteinn Gíslason was born on 25 Nov 1873, died on 9 Nov 1940 in Reykjavík at age 66, and was buried in Dalasýslu.

Gísli next married Málfríður Jónsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

          i.  Jófríður Gísladóttir was born in 1854 and died in 1925 at age 71.



Second Generation (Parents)



2. Þorsteinn Jónsson, son of Jón Jónsson and Margrét Þórðardóttir, was born on 26 Oct 1798 in Þórdísarstaðir í Setbergssókn, Snæf.s. and died on 23 Apr 1861 at age 62. The cause of his death was Drowning.

Þorsteinn var fengsæll fiskimaður og afar dugandi - var til þess tekið hve harður hann var að sækja sjóinn á sinni litlu kænu þó illt væri í veðri og sjóar miklir.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Þorsteinn bjó að Þórdísarstöðum í Setbergssókn, Snæf.s. 1801.

• Þorsteinn bjó að Þórdísarstöðum 2 í Setbergssókn, Snæf.s. 1816.

• Þorsteinn var sjómaður og bóndi á Móabúð í Eyrarsveit, Snæfellsness..

• Þorsteinn var hafnsögumaður.

Þorsteinn married María Jónsdóttir on 3 Dec 1820 in Setberg, Snæfellsness.

Börn þeirra:

1         i.  Gísli Þorsteinsson

         ii.  Jóhannes Þorsteinsson was born in 1825.

        iii.  Jón Þorsteinsson was born in 1828.

         iv.  Þorsteinn Þorsteinsson was born in 1835.

Þorsteinn had a relationship with Hólmfríður Marteinsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

          i.  Margrét Þorsteinsdóttir was born in 1819 and died in 1875 at age 56.

Þorsteinn next married Björg Sigurðardóttir on 20 Oct 1849.

Börn þeirra:

          i.  Guðbjörg Þorsteinsdóttir was born in 1850.

         ii.  Kristín Þorsteinsdóttir was born in 1858.

        iii.  Pétur Þorsteinsson was born in 1859.

         iv.  Pétur Þorsteinsson was born in 1859.


3. María Jónsdóttir, daughter of Jón Magnússon and Herdís Guðlaugsdóttir, was born in 1794 and died on 17 Jul 1848 at age 54.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• María bjó að Hlíðarhús í Reykjavík 1801.

• María bjó að Sjóbúð í Reykjavíkursókn 1816.

• María var farmer á Móabúð í Eyrarsveit, Snæfellsness..

María had a relationship with Gísli.

Barn þeirra:

          i.  Guðrún Gísladóttir was born in 1815 in Sjóbúð í Reykjavík.

María married Þorsteinn Jónsson on 3 Dec 1820 in Setberg, Snæfellsness.

Third Generation (Grandparents)



4. Jón Jónsson, son of Jón Bjarnason and Guðrún Jónsdóttir, was born in 1746.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Jón var farmer á Þórdísarstaðir í Setbergssókn, Snæf.s. 1801.

Jón married Margrét Þórðardóttir.

Barn þeirra:

2         i.  Þorsteinn Jónsson


5. Margrét Þórðardóttir, daughter of Þórður Jónsson and Margrét Jónsdóttir, was born in 1748 and died after 1816.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Margrét var farmer á Þórdísarstaðir í Setbergssókn, Snæf.s. 1801.

• Margrét bjó að Þórdísarstaðir 2 í Setbergssókn, Snæf.s. 1816. Húsmóðir

Margrét married Jón Jónsson.

6. Jón Magnússon, son of Magnús Björnsson and Geirdís Jónsdóttir, was born in 1769 in Skálholtskot í Seltjarnarnessókn, Gullbringus..

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Jón bjó að Skálholtskot í Reykjavík 1784.

• Jón bjó að Skálholtskot í Reykjavík 1792.

• Jón bjó að Hlíðarhús í Reykjavík 1801.

• Jón var farmhand (húsmaður) á Sjóbúð í Reykjavík 1816.

Jón married Herdís Guðlaugsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

3         i.  María Jónsdóttir


7. Herdís Guðlaugsdóttir, daughter of Guðlaugur Eiríksson and Salbjörg Þórarinsdóttir, was born in 1768 and died in Jun 1821 at age 53.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Herdís bjó að Hlíðarhús í Reykjavík 1801.

• Herdís bjó að Sjóbúð í Reykjavík 1816.

Herdís married Jón Magnússon.

Fourth Generation (Great-Grandparents)



8. Jón Bjarnason, son of Bjarni Jónsson and Elín Jónsdóttir, was born in 1718 in Þórdísarstaðir í Setbergssókn, Snæf.s. and died on 3 Aug 1798 at age 80.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Jón var farmer and district administrator (hreppstjóri) á Þórdísarstaðir í Setbergssókn, Snæf.s. 1782.

• Jón var farmer á Þórdísarstaðir í Setbergssókn, Snæf.s. 1785.

Jón married Guðrún Jónsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

4         i.  Jón Jónsson

         ii.  Guðmundur Jónsson was born in 1758 in Þórdísarstaðir í Setbergssókn, Snæf.s..

        iii.  Bjarni Jónsson was born in 1764 in Þórdísarstaðir í Setbergssókn, Snæf.s..


9. Guðrún Jónsdóttir, daughter of Jón Guðmundsson and Margrét Helgadóttir, was born in 1717 and died on 4 Aug 1792 at age 75.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Guðrún var farmer á Þórdísarstaðir í Setbergssókn, Snæf.s..

Guðrún married Jón Bjarnason.

10. Þórður Jónsson was born about 1710 and died after 1754.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Þórður var farmer á Hjallatún í Eyrarsveit.

Þórður married Margrét Jónsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

5         i.  Margrét Þórðardóttir


11. Margrét Jónsdóttir, daughter of Jón Guðnason and Anna Teitsdóttir, was born about 1710.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Margrét var farmer á Hjallatún í Eyrarsveit.

Margrét married Þórður Jónsson.

12. Magnús Björnsson, son of Björn Magnússon and Guðrún Einarsdóttir, was born in 1733 and died on 30 Jul 1792 at age 59.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Magnús var weaver á Skálholtskot í Reykjavík.

Magnús married Geirdís Jónsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

6         i.  Jón Magnússon


13. Geirdís Jónsdóttir, daughter of Jón "eldri" Jónsson and Guðrún Vigfúsdóttir, was born in 1738 and died on 3 May 1813 at age 75.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Geirdís bjó að Skálholtskot í Reykjavík.

• Geirdís bjó að Miðbýli í Garðasókn, Borg 1801.

Geirdís married Magnús Björnsson.

14. Guðlaugur Eiríksson, son of Eiríkur Pétursson and Herdís Jónsdóttir, was born in 1739 and died on 18 Nov 1799 at age 60.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Guðlaugur var weaver á Hlíðarhús í Reykjavík.

Guðlaugur married Salbjörg Þórarinsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

7         i.  Herdís Guðlaugsdóttir

         ii.  Kristín Guðlaugsdóttir was born in 1763 in Grjóta and was christened on 20 Dec 1763 in Seltjarnarnesþinghá.


15. Salbjörg Þórarinsdóttir was born in 1730 and died on 16 Apr 1808 at age 78.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Salbjörg bjó að Hlíðarhús í Reykjavík 1801.

Salbjörg married Guðlaugur Eiríksson.

Fifth Generation (Great Great-Grandparents)



16. Bjarni Jónsson was born about 1690.

Bjarni married Elín Jónsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

8         i.  Jón Bjarnason


17. Elín Jónsdóttir was born about 1690.

Elín married Bjarni Jónsson.

18. Jón Guðmundsson was born about 1680.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Jón var farmer á Naustáll í Eyrarsveit.

Jón married Margrét Helgadóttir.

Barn þeirra:

9         i.  Guðrún Jónsdóttir


19. Margrét Helgadóttir was born in 1679.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Margrét var farmhand á Grund í Eyrarsveit, Snæf.s. 1703.

• Margrét var farmer á Naustáll í Eyrarsveit.

Margrét married Jón Guðmundsson.

22. Jón Guðnason was born in 1667.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Jón var peasant (hjáleigumaður) á Stekkjartröð, Snæf. 1703.

Jón married Anna Teitsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

11        i.  Margrét Jónsdóttir


23. Anna Teitsdóttir was born in 1674.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Anna var peasant (hjáleigubóndi) á Stekkjatröð, Snæf. 1703.

Anna married Jón Guðnason.

24. Björn Magnússon, son of Magnús Björnsson, sýslumaður and Þórunn Einarsdóttir, was born about 1705 and died in 1773 about age 68. The cause of his death was Exposure.

Björn was constantly on the move and sired children all around the country. In 1773 he got caught by bad weather on Laxárdalsheiði. It took him five days to get out of the mountains. Finally, he staggered towards the farm at Fjarðarhorn, frostbitten and hungry, with a severe case of hypothermia. He died there two weeks later. 1

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed in Miðhlíð á Barðaströnd. Farmer

Björn married Guðrún Einarsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

12        i.  Magnús Björnsson


25. Guðrún Einarsdóttir, daughter of Einar Jónsson and Vilborg Einarsdóttir, was born about 1705.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• She was employed in Miðhlíð á Barðaströnd. Farmer

Guðrún married Björn Magnússon.

26. Jón "eldri" Jónsson, son of Jón Jónsson and Sesselja Þórðardóttir, was born in 1716 in Stóra Hraun í Stokkseyrarhr., Árn and died in 1784 at age 68.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Jón var farmer and carpenter á Gamla Hraun á Eyrarbakka.

Jón married Guðrún Vigfúsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

13        i.  Geirdís Jónsdóttir


27. Guðrún Vigfúsdóttir, daughter of Vigfús Gunnarsson and Vilborg Guðmundsdóttir, was born in 1717 and died after 1791.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• She was employed in Gamla Hraun á Eyrarbakka. Farmer

Guðrún married Jón "eldri" Jónsson.

28. Eiríkur Pétursson, son of Pétur Jónsson and Sólveig Brandsdóttir, was born in 1709 and died after 1777.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed in Litlihamar. Farmer

Eiríkur married Herdís Jónsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

14        i.  Guðlaugur Eiríksson


29. Herdís Jónsdóttir, daughter of Jón Sigurðsson and Margrét Sigurðardóttir, was born in 1699 in Barð í Hrafnagilshreppi, Eyjaf.s. and died after 1762.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• She was employed in Litlihamar. Farmer

Herdís married Eiríkur Pétursson.

Sixth Generation (3rd Great-Grandparents)



48. Magnús Björnsson, sýslumaður, son of séra Björn "gamli" Jónsson and Þórey Bjarnadóttir, was born in 1668 in Hvanneyri, Eyjafj.s. and died in 1707 in Arnarstapi í Breiðavíkurhr., Snæf.s. at age 39. The cause of his death was Stórabóla.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Magnús var sheriff á Arnarstapi í Breiðavíkurhr., Snæf.s. 1696-1707.

Magnús married Þórunn Einarsdóttir in 1701.

Börn þeirra:

24        i.  Björn Magnússon

         ii.  Einar Magnússon, sýslumaður was born in 1702 and died in 1779 at age 77.


49. Þórunn Einarsdóttir, daughter of séra Einar Torfason and Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir, was born in 1675 and died in 1707 at age 32. The cause of her death was Stórabóla.

Þórunn married Magnús Björnsson, sýslumaður in 1701.

50. Einar Jónsson was born in 1662 and died after 1710.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Einar var farmer á Kinnastaðir í Reykhólahr., Barðast.s..

Einar married Vilborg Einarsdóttir in 1697.

Börn þeirra:

25        i.  Guðrún Einarsdóttir

         ii.  Einar Einarsson was born in 1699.

        iii.  Ingibjörg Einarsdóttir was born in 1698.


51. Vilborg Einarsdóttir was born in 1663.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• She was employed in Kinnastaðir í Reykhólahr., Barðast.s.. Farmer

Vilborg married Einar Jónsson in 1697.

52. Jón Jónsson, son of Jón Þorkelsson and Vigdís Jónsdóttir, was born in 1693 in Stokkseyrarhreppur, Árness. and died about 1747 about age 54.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Jón bjó að Íragerði vestara í Stokkseyrarhreppi, Árn 1703.

• Jón var farmer á Gamla Hraun á Eyrarbakka.

Jón married Sesselja Þórðardóttir.

Börn þeirra:

26        i.  Jón "eldri" Jónsson

         ii.  Vigdís Jónsdóttir was born in 1721.

        iii.  Jón Jónsson was born in 1722 and died on 11 Sep 1722.

         iv.  Brandur Jónsson was born in 1729 in Stóra Hraun í Stokkseyrarhr., Árn.

          v.  Sigríður Jónsdóttir was born in 1730 in Stóra Hraun í Stokkseyrarhr., Árn.

         vi.  Gunnar Jónsson was born in 1735 in Gamla Hraun á Eyrarbakka and died in 1784 at age 49.


53. Sesselja Þórðardóttir, daughter of Sigríður Sigurðardóttir, was born in 1692 in Stokkseyrarhreppur, Árness. and died after 1758.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Sesselja bjó að Þriðja hjáleiga norðan götunnar, Stokkseyrarhr., Árn 1703.

Sesselja married Jón Jónsson.

54. Vigfús Gunnarsson, son of Gunnar Filippusson, lrm and Ingibjörg "yngri" Ingimundsdóttir, was born in 1694.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Vigfús bjó að Bolholt í Rangárv.hr., Rang 1703.

• He was employed in Kirkjuvogur í Höfnum. Farmer

Vigfús married Vilborg Guðmundsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

27        i.  Guðrún Vigfúsdóttir


55. Vilborg Guðmundsdóttir, daughter of Guðmundur Magnússon, was born in 1675.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Vilborg bjó að Leirubakki í Landmannahreppi, Rang 1703.

Vilborg married Vigfús Gunnarsson.

56. Pétur Jónsson, son of Guðrún Erlendsdóttir, was born in 1669 and died after 1727.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Pétur var farmer á Sveinshús í Saurbæjarhr., Eyjafj.s. 1703.

Pétur married Sólveig Brandsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

28        i.  Eiríkur Pétursson

         ii.  Magnús Pétursson was born in 1701.


57. Sólveig Brandsdóttir, daughter of Brandur Jónsson and Guðrún Guðmundsdóttir, was born in 1668.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Sólveig var farmer á Sveinshús í Saurbæjarhr., Eyjafj.s..

Sólveig married Pétur Jónsson.

58. Jón Sigurðsson was born in 1666 and died in 1723 at age 57.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Jón var farmer á Barð í Hrafnagilshreppi, Eyjaf.s. 1703.

• Jón var farmer á Hamrakot í Hrafnagilshr., Eyjafj.s..

Jón married Margrét Sigurðardóttir.

Barn þeirra:

29        i.  Herdís Jónsdóttir


59. Margrét Sigurðardóttir was born in 1662.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• She was employed 1703 in Barð í Hrafnagilshreppi, Eyjaf.s.. Farmer

• She was employed in Hamrakot í Hrafnagilshr., Eyjafj.s.. Farmer

Margrét married Jón Sigurðsson.

Seventh Generation (4th Great-Grandparents)



96. séra Björn "gamli" Jónsson, son of séra Jón "eldri" Guðmundsson and Þuríður Guðmundsdóttir, was born in 1615 in Hvanneyri, Eyjafj.s. and died about 1681 about age 66.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Björn var priest á Hvanneyri 1641-1681.

Björn married Þórey Bjarnadóttir.

Barn þeirra:

48        i.  Magnús Björnsson, sýslumaður


97. Þórey Bjarnadóttir, daughter of séra Bjarni Jónsson and Margrét Gamalíelsdóttir, was born about 1642 in Þönglabakki, S-Þing.s..

Þórey married séra Björn "gamli" Jónsson.

98. séra Einar Torfason, son of séra Torfi Snæbjarnarson and Helga Guðmundsdóttir, was born in 1632 in Kirkjuból, Ísafj.s. and died on 4 Dec 1698 at age 66.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Einar var priest á Staður í Steingrímsfirði, Strandas. 1670-1682.

• Einar var priest á Staður á Reykjanesi, A-Barðast.s. 1682-1698.

Einar married Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

49        i.  Þórunn Einarsdóttir


99. Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir, daughter of Jón Magnússon, sýslumaður and Jórunn Magnúsdóttir, was born in 1648 in Miðhús, A-Barðast.s. and died after 2 May 1718.

Ragnheiður married séra Einar Torfason.

104. Jón Þorkelsson was born in 1660 and died in 1707 at age 47.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Jón bjó að Íragerði vestara í Stokkseyrarhreppi, Árn 1703.

Jón married Vigdís Jónsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

          i.  Klemus Jónsson was born in 1687.

         ii.  Guðríður Jónsdóttir was born in 1690.

52      iii.  Jón Jónsson

         iv.  Benedikt Jónsson was born in 1698.


105. Vigdís Jónsdóttir was born in 1653 and died in 1708 at age 55.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Vigdís bjó að Íragerði vestara í Stokkseyrarhreppi, Árn 1703.

Vigdís married Jón Þorkelsson.

107. Sigríður Sigurðardóttir, daughter of Sigurður Bjarnason and Hildur Jónsdóttir, was born about 1680 in Stokkseyrarhreppur, Árness..

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Sigríður bjó að Þriðja hjáleiga norðan götunnar, Stokkseyrarhr., Árn 1703.

Sigríður married.

Barn þeirra:

53        i.  Sesselja Þórðardóttir


108. Gunnar Filippusson, lrm, son of Filippus Ormsson and Styrgerður Gunnarsdóttir, was born in 1665.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Gunnar var farmer and judge á Bolholt í Rangárv.hr., Rang 1703.

Gunnar married Ingibjörg "yngri" Ingimundsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

          i.  séra Filippus Gunnarsson was born in 1693 and died in 1779 at age 86.

54       ii.  Vigfús Gunnarsson

        iii.  Ingimundur Gunnarsson was born in 1701.


109. Ingibjörg "yngri" Ingimundsdóttir, daughter of Ingimundur Grímsson, lrm and Þórelfa Vigfúsdóttir, was born in 1668.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Ingibjörg var farmer á Bolholt í Rangárv.hr., Rang 1703.

Ingibjörg married Gunnar Filippusson, lrm.

110. Guðmundur Magnússon was born in 1645.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Guðmundur var farmer á Leirubakki í Landmannahreppi, Rang.

Guðmundur married.

Barn þeirra:

55        i.  Vilborg Guðmundsdóttir


113. Guðrún Erlendsdóttir was born in 1643.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Guðrún bjó að Sveinshús í Saurbæjarhr., Eyjafj.s. 1703.

Guðrún married.

Barn þeirra:

56        i.  Pétur Jónsson


114. Brandur Jónsson was born ~1630.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Brandur var bóndi á Grýtu á Staðarbyggð.

Brandur married Guðrún Guðmundsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

57        i.  Sólveig Brandsdóttir


115. Guðrún Guðmundsdóttir, daughter of Guðmundur „seki“ Jónsson and Katrín Magnúsdóttir, was born in 1631.

Guðrún married Brandur Jónsson.

Eighth Generation (5th Great-Grandparents)



192. séra Jón "eldri" Guðmundsson, son of Guðmundur Jónsson, was born in 1581.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Jón var priest á Siglunes.

• Jón var priest á Hvanneyri.

Jón married Þuríður Guðmundsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

96        i.  séra Björn "gamli" Jónsson

         ii.  Steinunn Jónsdóttir was born about 1610.


193. Þuríður Guðmundsdóttir was born in 1585.

Þuríður married séra Jón "eldri" Guðmundsson.

194. séra Bjarni Jónsson, son of séra Jón Þórðarson and Ingibjörg Hrafnsdóttir, was born about 1616 in Mikligarður, Eyjafj.s. and died in Oct 1671 about age 55.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Bjarni var priest á Þönglabakki, S-Þing.s..

Bjarni married Margrét Gamalíelsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

97        i.  Þórey Bjarnadóttir

         ii.  Salbjörg Bjarnadóttir was born in 1644.


195. Margrét Gamalíelsdóttir, daughter of séra Gamalíel Ólafsson and Salbjörg Oddsdóttir, was born about 1620 in Staður í Kinn.

Margrét married séra Bjarni Jónsson.

196. séra Torfi Snæbjarnarson, son of séra Snæbjörn Torfason and Þóra Jónsdóttir, was born in 1600 and died on 21 Jun 1668 at age 68.

Priest in Kirkjuból on Langanesströnd from 1618. 2

Torfi married Helga Guðmundsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

98        i.  séra Einar Torfason

         ii.  Páll Torfason, sýslumaður was born in 1638 in Kirkjuból í Langadal, N-Ísafj.s. and died in 1730 at age 92.


197. Helga Guðmundsdóttir, daughter of séra Guðmundur Einarsson and Elín Sigurðardóttir, was born about 1607 and died after 1675.

Helga married séra Torfi Snæbjarnarson.

198. Jón Magnússon, sýslumaður, son of Magnús Arason, sýslumaður and Þórunn "ríka" Jónsdóttir, was born in 1621 in Reykhólar, A-Barðast.s. and died on 8 Feb 1705 at age 84.

Upon his father´s death in 1635, Jón moved in with Magnús Björnsson lögmaður at Munkaþverá whose daughter Jórunn he later married. Jón was neither considered well educated nor a good lawyer, but his farming skills were much admired. He was for the most part well liked, even though he was temperamental and was known to hold grudges to such an extent that he is said to have despised his son Páll to the end of his days simply because Jórunn had spoken a harsh word to him while in labour giving birth to Páll. 3

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Jón var sheriff (of Strandasýsla) and farmer á Reykhólar 1641-1668.

• Jón var farmer and sheriff á Miðhús í Reykhólahreppi 1668-1705.

Jón married Jórunn Magnúsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

          i.  Magnús Jónsson, lögmaður was born in 1642 and died on 25 Apr 1694 in Ingjaldshóll at age 52.

         ii.  Páll Jónsson.

99      iii.  Ragnheiður Jónsdóttir


199. Jórunn Magnúsdóttir, daughter of Magnús Björnsson, lögmaður and Guðrún Gísladóttir, was born in 1622 and died in 1706 in Miðhús á Reykjanesi at age 84.

Jórunn was a petite woman, but a very strong-minded one - every bit a match for her temperamental husband. It is said that she once concealed a convicted woman who she sympathized with for two weeks in her home. An impressive feat considering that her husband was the Sheriff. 3

Jórunn married Jón Magnússon, sýslumaður.

214. Sigurður Bjarnason, son of Bjarni Sigurðsson and Salvör Guðmundsdóttir, was born in 1625 and died after 1703.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Sigurður bjó að Þriðja hjáleiga norðan götunnar, Stokkseyrarhr., Árn 1703.

Sigurður married Hildur Jónsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

107       i.  Sigríður Sigurðardóttir


215. Hildur Jónsdóttir was born in 1623 and died after 1703.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Hildur bjó að Þriðja hjáleiga norðan götunnar, Stokkseyrarhr., Árn 1703.

Hildur married Sigurður Bjarnason.

216. Filippus Ormsson was born in 1640.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Filippus var farmer á Skambeinastaðir í Holtum.

Filippus married Styrgerður Gunnarsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

108       i.  Gunnar Filippusson, lrm


217. Styrgerður Gunnarsdóttir, daughter of Gunnar Jónsson and Salvör Magnúsdóttir, was born in 1644.

Styrgerður married Filippus Ormsson.

218. Ingimundur Grímsson, lrm, son of Grímur Einarsson, lrm and Katrín Ingimundardóttir, was born about 1615 in Strönd í Selvogsþingi, Árn. Another name for Ingimundur was Tóu-Mundi.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Ingimundur var farmer and judge á Strönd í Selvogi.

Ingimundur married Þórelfa Vigfúsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

109       i.  Ingibjörg "yngri" Ingimundsdóttir


219. Þórelfa Vigfúsdóttir, daughter of Vigfús Jónsson and Gunnhildur Björnsdóttir, was born about 1620 in Bjarnastaðir í Mosfellshr., Árn.

Þórelfa married Ingimundur Grímsson, lrm.

230. Guðmundur „seki“ Jónsson was born ~1600 and died in 1637 at age 37. The cause of his death was hálshöggvinn.

"Féll fyrir norðan með systur konu sinnar...tekinn á Mývatnsöræfum við mosalitað tjald og réttaður", segir Espólín. "Var atgervismaður í mörgu", segir í Annálum. ,,Tóku þeir sýslumenn, Þorbergur Hrólfsson og Hrólfur Sigurðsson í Þingeyjarþingi, þann útlæga mann Guðmund Jónsson, sem dulizt hafði um landið næstliðin 3 ár; hafði hann tjald á fjöllum uppi, moslitað sem steinana. Hann var færður Magnúsi b Björnssyni, sýslumanni í Vöðluþingi, og var sá maður þar höggvinn af Bessastaðaböðli." segir í Annálum 1400-1800 við árið 1637 í Skarðsárannál, I. bindi á bls. 250. Í Alþingisbókum V. bindi á bls. 574-575 segir frá því að skrifað hafi verið á Alþingi við Öxará 29.6.1639, upp á dóm Þorbergs Hrólfssonar yfir Guðrúnu Jónsdóttur sem eignaðist barn ,,við þeim óbótamanni Guðmundi Jónssyni".

Íslendingabók gefur sem heimildir: Esp.5207, Skólam., Æ.A-Hún.142.1, Ann.II.131, ÍÆ.(leiðr.), Ann.I.250, Eyfirskar.VII.109, Alþb.V.574-575, Æt. BJ.1081 1

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Guðmundur var bóndi á Grýtu á Staðarbyggð.

Guðmundur married Katrín Magnúsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

115       i.  Guðrún Guðmundsdóttir


231. Katrín Magnúsdóttir was born ~1600.

Katrín married Guðmundur „seki“ Jónsson.

Ninth Generation (6th Great-Grandparents)



384. Guðmundur Jónsson, son of séra Jón "prinni" Jónsson, was born in 1556.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Guðmundur var farmer á Siglunes.

Guðmundur married.

Börn þeirra:

192       i.  séra Jón "eldri" Guðmundsson

         ii.  Jón "yngri" Guðmundsson was born about 1580 and died in 1651 about age 71.


388. séra Jón Þórðarson, son of Þórður „tréfótur“ Pétursson and Gunnvör Jónsdóttir, was born about 1550 in Glaumbær, Skagafj.s..

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Jón var priest á Hjaltabakki 1572-1575.

• Jón var priest á Grund 1575-1589.

• Jón var priest á Mikligarður, Eyjafj.s. 1589-1637.

• Jón var priest á Myrká í Hörgárdal 1603-1605.

Jón married Ingibjörg Hrafnsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

194       i.  séra Bjarni Jónsson

         ii.  Ingiríður Jónsdóttir was born about 1597 in Mikligarður, Eyjafj.s. and died on 7 Dec 1657 about age 60.

        iii.  Þóranna Jónsdóttir was born about 1598.


389. Ingibjörg Hrafnsdóttir, daughter of Hrafn Oddsson and Ingiríður Eiríksdóttir, was born about 1572 in Skarð, S-Þing.s. and died after 1642.

Ingibjörg married séra Jón Þórðarson.

390. séra Gamalíel Ólafsson, son of séra Ólafur Tómasson, was born about 1570 in Háls í Fnjóskadal, S-Þing.s. and died in 1608 in Þóroddsstaðir, S-Þing.s. about age 38.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Gamalíel var priest á Þóroddsstaður í Köldukinn.

Gamalíel married Salbjörg Oddsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

195       i.  Margrét Gamalíelsdóttir


391. Salbjörg Oddsdóttir, daughter of séra Oddur Jónsson, was born about 1574.

Salbjörg married séra Gamalíel Ólafsson.

392. séra Snæbjörn Torfason, son of Torfi Jónsson, sýslumaður and Þorkatla Snæbjarnardóttir, was born about 1571 and died in 1607 about age 36.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Snæbjörn var priest á Kirkjuból á Langanesströnd.

Snæbjörn married Þóra Jónsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

196       i.  séra Torfi Snæbjarnarson


393. Þóra Jónsdóttir, daughter of Jón Björnsson, sýslumaður and Guðrún Árnadóttir, was born about 1571 and died in 1652 about age 81.

Þóra married séra Snæbjörn Torfason.

394. séra Guðmundur Einarsson, son of séra Einar Hallgrímsson and Þóra Eyvindsdóttir, was born about 1568 in Útskálar, Gullbringus. and died in 1647 about age 79.

Guðmundur is almost single-handedly responsible for the appearance in Iceland of witchburnings, so much in vogue in Europe at the time. In the 1580s he studied in Copenhagen, Denmark where in 1589 he witnessed 13 witches being burnt simultaneously. Back in Iceland he became a priest and prófastur at Staðastaður on Snæfellsnes at about the time that Jón Guðmundsson The Learned, fleeing the persecutions of Ari í Ögri, moved there from the West Fjords and started practicing there his healing and brewing of herbalistic medicine as he had done back home. This practice infuriated the pious Guðmundur who promptly wrote his magnum opus: „In versutias serpentis recti et tortuosi, það er lítil hugrás yfir svik og vélræði djöfulsins, sem stundum gengur réttur, stundum hlykkjóttur, að spilla mannkynsins sáluhjálp“, more commonly known as "Hugrás". In this work, Guðmundur rants about the evils of magic in general and that of Jón The Learned in particular. He recounts witnessing the multi-witch burning in Denmark and laments the fact that such glorious occurrances are not to be witnessed in Iceland. Later, Guðmundur became Rektor at Hólaskóli where he translated religious books for Bishop Guðbrandur´s printing press. 4

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Guðmundur var priest á Staðastaður á Snæfellsnesi.

Guðmundur married Elín Sigurðardóttir.

Börn þeirra:

          i.  Sólveig Guðmundsdóttir was born about 1604 in Útskálar, Gullbringus..

197      ii.  Helga Guðmundsdóttir


395. Elín Sigurðardóttir, daughter of Sigurður Jónsson, sýslumaður and Guðný Jónsdóttir, was born about 1567 in Reynistaður, Viðey, Kjósars. and died on 5 Feb 1662 about age 95.

Elín married séra Guðmundur Einarsson.

396. Magnús Arason, sýslumaður, son of Ari "í Ögri" Magnússon, sýslumaður and Kristín Guðbrandsdóttir, was born in 1595 in Reykhólar, A-Barðast.s. and died on 14 Nov 1635 at age 40.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Magnús nam að Hamburg, Germany.

• Magnús var sheriff á Reykhólar.

Magnús married Þórunn "ríka" Jónsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

198       i.  Jón Magnússon, sýslumaður

         ii.  Ragnheiður Magnúsdóttir was born in 1631 in Reykhólar, A-Barðast.s. and died on 1 Feb 1680 at age 49.

        iii.  Helga Magnúsdóttir was born about 1633 in Reykhólar, A-Barðast.s. and died in 1688 about age 55.


397. Þórunn "ríka" Jónsdóttir, daughter of Jón Vigfússon, sýslumaður and Ingibjörg Björnsdóttir, was born in 1594 and died on 17 Oct 1673 at age 79.

Þórunn married Sigurður "yngri" Oddsson, son of Bishop Oddur Einarsson and Helga Jónsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

          i.  Hólmfríður Sigurðardóttir was born on 9 Jan 1617 and died on 25 Apr 1692 at age 75.

Þórunn next married Magnús Arason, sýslumaður.

398. Magnús Björnsson, lögmaður, son of Björn Benediktsson, sýslumaður and Elín Pálsdóttir, was born in 1595, died on 6 Dec 1662 in Munkaþverá, Eyjafj.s. at age 67, and was buried in Möðruvellir.

Magnús was described as a gracious, intelligent and progressive man, a good poet, thrifty but wealthy. Magnús took a very serious view of witchcraft as is evident from the case of Jón Rögnvaldsson from Svarfaðardalur in 1625. Jón was accused of using witchcraft to summon a ghost and command it to terrorize his enemy Sigurður from Urðir. As Sheriff of Vaðlaþing, Magnús searched Jón´s home and found there some papers with runes and scary drawings on them. This was enough for Magnús to sentence Jón to burn to death and make sure the sentence was carried out without the case ever having gone before the High Court at Alþingi. This was the first witchburning in Iceland and the only one for twenty-nine years. 3 4

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He attended school from 1614 to 1617 in University of Copenhagen.

• He was employed 1618-1639 in Vaðlasýsla. Sheriff

• He was employed 1639-1662 in North and West Iceland. Chief justice (lögmaður)

• Magnús útskrifaðist 1613 frá Hólaskóli.

Magnús married Guðrún Gísladóttir.

Barn þeirra:

199       i.  Jórunn Magnúsdóttir


399. Guðrún Gísladóttir, daughter of Gísli Þórðarson, lögmaður and Ingibjörg Árnadóttir, was born about 1590 and died in 1671 about age 81.

Guðrún married Magnús Björnsson, lögmaður.

428. Bjarni Sigurðsson, son of Sigurður Bjarnason and Ragnheiður Björnsdóttir, was born in 1568 in Stokkseyri, Árness. and died on 28 Apr 1653 at age 85.

Bjarni married Salvör Guðmundsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

          i.  Markús Bjarnason was born about 1610 in Stokkseyri, Árness. and died in 1687 about age 77.

214      ii.  Sigurður Bjarnason


429. Salvör Guðmundsdóttir, daughter of Guðmundur Gíslason and Anna Þorláksdóttir, was born about 1580 in Gaulverjabær, Árness..

Salvör married Bjarni Sigurðsson.

434. Gunnar Jónsson, son of séra Jón Stefánsson and Þorgerður Jónsdóttir, was born about 1600.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Gunnar var farmer á Hvammur á Landi.

Gunnar married Salvör Magnúsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

217       i.  Styrgerður Gunnarsdóttir


435. Salvör Magnúsdóttir, daughter of Magnús Guðmundsson and Guðrún Jónsdóttir, was born about 1615.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Salvör var farmer á Hvammur á Landi.

Salvör married Gunnar Jónsson.

436. Grímur Einarsson, lrm, son of Einar Grímsson, lrm and Þrúður Magnúsdóttir, was born about 1590 in Strönd í Selvogsþingi, Árn.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Grímur var farmer and judge á Strönd í Selvogi.

Grímur married Katrín Ingimundardóttir.

Barn þeirra:

218       i.  Ingimundur Grímsson, lrm


437. Katrín Ingimundardóttir, daughter of Ingimundur Bjarnason, was born about 1603. Another name for Katrín was Guðrún.

Katrín married Grímur Einarsson, lrm.

438. Vigfús Jónsson, son of Jón Eyjólfsson and Þórunn Jónsdóttir, was born about 1598 in Reyðarvatn, Rangárv.s..

Vigfús married Gunnhildur Björnsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

219       i.  Þórelfa Vigfúsdóttir


439. Gunnhildur Björnsdóttir, daughter of Björn Geirmundsson, was born about 1604 in Háeyri í Stokkseyrarsveit, Árness..

Gunnhildur married Vigfús Jónsson.

Tenth Generation (7th Great-Grandparents)



768. séra Jón "prinni" Jónsson, son of Jón Guðmundsson, was born about 1525 and died in 1609 about age 84. The cause of his death was Drowned in Hraunsós.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Jón var priest á Bergsstaðir 1556-1576.

• Jón var priest á Barð í Fljótum, Skagafj.s. 1563-1576.

• Jón var priest á Fell í Sléttuhlíð, Skagafj.s. 1576-1582.

• Jón var priest á Siglunes 1582-1609.

Jón married.

Barn þeirra:

          i.  Jón "eldri" Jónsson was born in 1595 in Lambanes í Fljótum, Skag..

Jón next married.

Barn þeirra:

384       i.  Guðmundur Jónsson


776. Þórður „tréfótur“ Pétursson, son of séra Pétur Pálsson and Ólöf Einarsdóttir, was born about 1520 in Munkaþverá, Eyjafj.s..

Sjúkrasaga: Þórður missti fótinn í stríði í Þýzkalandi, en hann smíðaði sér sjálfur tréfót og þótti býsna fimur á honum. 1

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Þórður var farmer á Klifshagi í Öxarfirði.

Þórður married Gunnvör Jónsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

388       i.  séra Jón Þórðarson


777. Gunnvör Jónsdóttir was born about 1524.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Gunnvör var farmer á Klifshagi í Öxarfirði.

Gunnvör married Þórður „tréfótur“ Pétursson.

778. Hrafn Oddsson, son of Oddur Ásmundsson, lrm, was born about 1544 in Skarð, S-Þing.s..

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Hrafn var farmer á Skörð í Reykjahverfi.

Hrafn married Ingiríður Eiríksdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

389       i.  Ingibjörg Hrafnsdóttir

         ii.  Guðrún Hrafnsdóttir was born about 1560.


779. Ingiríður Eiríksdóttir was born about 1548.

Ingiríður married Hrafn Oddsson.

780. séra Ólafur Tómasson, son of Tómas Guðmundsson and Ólöf Ólafsdóttir, was born about 1536 in Háls í Fnjóskadal, S-Þing.s. and died in 1628 in Háls í Fnjóskadal, S-Þing.s. about age 92.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Ólafur var priest á Háls í Fnjóskadal, S-Þing.s..

Ólafur married.

Börn þeirra:

390       i.  séra Gamalíel Ólafsson

         ii.  séra Egill Ólafsson was born in 1568 and died in 1641 at age 73.


782. séra Oddur Jónsson died in 1625.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Oddur var priest á Eyjadalsá í Bárðardal 1572-1625.

Oddur married.

Barn þeirra:

391       i.  Salbjörg Oddsdóttir


784. Torfi Jónsson, sýslumaður, son of Jón Ólafsson, sýslumaður and Þóra Björnsdóttir, was born about 1530 and died after 1585.

Sheriff (sýslumaður) in Langidalur. Lived in Kirkjuból.

Torfi married Þorkatla Snæbjarnardóttir.

Börn þeirra:

          i.  Ragnhildur Torfadóttir was born about 1552 in Kirkjuból, V-Ísafj.s..

         ii.  Þóra Torfadóttir was born about 1558 in Kirkjuból, V-Ísafj.s..

392     iii.  séra Snæbjörn Torfason

         iv.  Guðbjörg Torfadóttir was born about 1574 in Kirkjuból, V-Ísafj.s..


785. Þorkatla Snæbjarnardóttir, daughter of Snæbjörn Halldórsson and Katrín, was born about 1530.

Þorkatla married Torfi Jónsson, sýslumaður.

786. Jón Björnsson, sýslumaður, son of séra Björn Jónsson and Steinunn Jónsdóttir, was born in 1538 in Grund í Eyjafirði and died on 19 Mar 1613 in Grund í Eyjafirði at age 75.

At the age of 20, Jón was given custody of his siblings. Later in life he became wealthy and very popular. He had a great number of descendants. 3

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed 1574-1593 in Holtastaður, A-Húnav.s.. Farmer

• He was employed 1593-1613 in Grund í Eyjafirði. Farmer

• He was employed 1570-1578 in Húnav.s.. Sheriff

• He was employed 1591-1598 in Eyjafj.s.. Sheriff

• He was employed 1566-1574 in Stóriós í Miðfirði. Farmer

Jón married Guðrún Árnadóttir in 1566.

Börn þeirra:

          i.  Helga Jónsdóttir was born in 1567 and died on 23 Oct 1662 at age 95.

393      ii.  Þóra Jónsdóttir

        iii.  Kristín Jónsdóttir was born about 1573 in Holtastaður, A-Húnav.s..

         iv.  Guðríður Jónsdóttir was born about 1575 in Holtastaður, A-Húnav.s. and died in 1667 about age 92.

          v.  Rannveig Jónsdóttir was born about 1577 in Holtastaður, A-Húnav.s..

         vi.  Halldóra "eldri" Jónsdóttir was born about 1585.

        vii.  Halldóra "yngri" Jónsdóttir was born about 1590 in Holtastaður, A-Húnav.s. and died in 1661 about age 71.


787. Guðrún Árnadóttir, daughter of Árni Gíslason, sýslumaður and Guðrún Sæmundsdóttir, was born about 1544 in Teigur í Fljótshlíð, Rangárv.s. and died in 1603 about age 59.

Guðrún married Jón Björnsson, sýslumaður in 1566.

788. séra Einar Hallgrímsson, son of Hallgrímur Þorsteinsson and Guðný Sveinbjarnardóttir, was born about 1529 and died on 20 Sep 1605 about age 76.

Priest in Útskálar, Romshvalanes from 1580.

Einar married Þóra Eyvindsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

394       i.  séra Guðmundur Einarsson

         ii.  séra Þorsteinn Einarsson was born about 1550.


789. Þóra Eyvindsdóttir was born about 1530.

Þóra married séra Einar Hallgrímsson.

790. Sigurður Jónsson, sýslumaður, son of Jón "ríki" Magnússon, lrm and Ragnheiður "á rauðum sokkum" Pétursdóttir, was born in 1537 in Svalbarði, Eyjafj.s. and died on 16 Sep 1602 in Reynistaður, Skagafj.s. at age 65.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed 1572 in Vaðlaþing. Sheriff

• He was employed 1578 in Múlaþing. Sheriff

• He was employed in Reynistaður, Skagafj.s.. Administrator of the monastery

Sigurður married Guðný Jónsdóttir on 24 Oct 1563.

Börn þeirra:

395       i.  Elín Sigurðardóttir

         ii.  Ragnheiður Sigurðardóttir was born about 1558 in Reynistaður, Skagafj.s. and died on 28 Dec 1623 about age 65.

        iii.  Jón Sigurðsson, lögmaður was born in 1565 in Reynistaður, Skagafj.s. and died on 26 May 1635 at age 70.


791. Guðný Jónsdóttir, daughter of Jón Grímsson, lrm and Þóra Tómasdóttir, was born about 1542 in Akrar í Blönduhlíð, Skagafj.s..

Guðný married Sigurður Jónsson, sýslumaður on 24 Oct 1563.


792. Ari "í Ögri" Magnússon, sýslumaður, son of Magnús "prúði" Jónsson, sýslumaður and Ragnheiður Eggertsdóttir, was born in 1571 in Ögur í Ögurþingi, N-Ísafj.s. and died on 11 Oct 1652 at age 81. Another name for Ari was Ari "stóri."

Ari spent 9 years in Hamburg, Germany about 1590 where he had relatives from his mother´s side. There he probably studied at the University. He became Sheriff of Barðastrandasýsla, and later of Ísafjarðarsýsla and Strandasýsla (relinquishing sheriffship of Barðastrandasýsla to his brother). He held sheriffship of Ísafjarðarsýsla for a staggering 62 years! As his byname indicates, he lived at Ögur, but for a while he also lived for a while at Reykhólar. Ari was a very tall man and he was considered aggressive and possessive - perhaps excessively so. He became quite wealthy.

In the summer of 1615, three Spanish whaling ships ran aground in Reykjafjörður á Ströndum. The crews, mostly composed of Basques, after some heated exchanges, managed to acquire five boats from the local farmers and sailed around Horn into Jökulfirðir. There the group split with some sailing south to Dýrafjörður and Patreksfjörður, but others sailing east to Æðey and Snæfjallaströnd. When Sheriff Ari heard of the foreigners, he gathered some of his henchmen and sailed to Æðey and Snæfjallaströnd and killed them all, 20 men. After killing the Spanish seamen, Ari threw a large party to celebrate this dubious accomplishment. The following winter, Ari gathered a small army and marched towards Patreksfjörður where the majority of the Basques had gone. While crossing the high mountain Gláma, a winter storm took them by surprise and they got lost, eventually ending up in Tálknafjörður. They gave up their pursuit, blaming the bad weather on some devilish Basque magic. The following spring the Basques in Patreksfjörður stole an English ship and left Iceland. It should be noted that the King had issued an edict that pirates could be killed without trial, but many of Ari´s contemporaries were horrified by the killings, although only Jón Guðmundsson The Learned dared to publicly write against the atrocities. The Sheriff, incenced by Jón´s writings, effectively chased him away from the West Fjords. 4

Ari married.

Ari married Kristín Guðbrandsdóttir in 1594.

Börn þeirra:

396       i.  Magnús Arason, sýslumaður

         ii.  séra Jón Arason was born on 19 Oct 1606 and died on 10 Aug 1673 at age 66.




793. Kristín Guðbrandsdóttir, daughter of Bishop Guðbrandur Þorláksson and Halldóra Árnadóttir, was born in 1574 and died on 1 Oct 1652 at age 78.

Kristín married Ari "í Ögri" Magnússon, sýslumaður in 1594.

794. Jón Vigfússon, sýslumaður, son of Vigfús Þorsteinsson, sýslumaður and Anna Eyjólfsdóttir, was born about 1550 and died on 7 Sep 1610 about age 60.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed in Ás í Kelduhverfi. Sheriff

Jón married Ingibjörg Björnsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

397       i.  Þórunn "ríka" Jónsdóttir


795. Ingibjörg Björnsdóttir, daughter of séra Björn Gíslason and Málmfríður "milda" Torfadóttir, was born about 1570.

Ingibjörg married Jón Vigfússon, sýslumaður.

796. Björn Benediktsson, sýslumaður, son of Benedikt "ríki" Halldórsson, sýslumaður and Valgerður Björnsdóttir, was born in 1561 and died on 21 Aug 1617 in Munkaþverá, Eyjafj.s. at age 56.

Björn was not considered a very industrious man, but he was gracious, modest, well versed in law, cautious and peaceful. He was also rather wealthy. As a young man, he was in the service of Arild Hvidfeld in Denmark. 3

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed in Eyjafj.s.. Sheriff

Björn married Elín Pálsdóttir in 1586 in Möðruvellir í Hörgárdal.

Börn þeirra:

398       i.  Magnús Björnsson, lögmaður

         ii.  Sigríður Björnsdóttir was born about 1587 in Munkaþverá, Eyjafj.s. and died in 1633 in Marstaðir í Urðarsókn, Eyjafj.s. about age 46.


797. Elín Pálsdóttir, daughter of Páll Jónsson, sýslumaður and Helga Aradóttir, was born in 1571 and died in 1637 at age 66.

Elín married Björn Benediktsson, sýslumaður in 1586 in Möðruvellir í Hörgárdal.

798. Gísli Þórðarson, lögmaður, son of Þórður Guðmundsson, lögmaður and Jórunn Þórðardóttir, was born about 1545 in Þingnes, Bæ, Borgarfj.s. and died in 1619 about age 74.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed in South and East Iceland. Chief justice

Gísli married Ingibjörg Árnadóttir.

Börn þeirra:

          i.  Steindór Gíslason was born about 1570 in Hlíðarendi í Fljótshlíð, Rangárv.s. and died in 1668 about age 98.

         ii.  Guðríður Gísladóttir was born about 1575.

399     iii.  Guðrún Gísladóttir

         iv.  Ástríður Gísladóttir was born about 1564 in Hlíðarendi í Fljótshlíð, Rangárv.s. and died in Aug 1644 about age 80.

          v.  Árni Gíslason was born about 1589 in Hlíðarendi í Fljótshlíð, Rangárv.s. and died on 4 Oct 1654 in Borgarfj.s. about age 65.


799. Ingibjörg Árnadóttir, daughter of Árni Gíslason, sýslumaður and Guðrún Sæmundsdóttir, was born about 1550 in Hlíðarendi í Fljótshlíð, Rangárv.s. and died in 1633 about age 83.

Ingibjörg married Gísli Þórðarson, lögmaður.

856. Sigurður Bjarnason, son of Bjarni Torfason and Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir, was born about 1533 in Stokkseyrarhreppur, Árness. and died about 1568 about age 35.

Sigurður married Ragnheiður Björnsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

428       i.  Bjarni Sigurðsson


857. Ragnheiður Björnsdóttir was born about 1537 in Melstaður í Miðfirði.

Ragnheiður married Sigurður Bjarnason.

858. Guðmundur Gíslason, son of Gísli Sveinsson and Guðlaug Guðmundsdóttir, was born about 1551 in Miðfell í Hrepphólasókn, Árness. and died in 1605 in Stokkseyri, Árness. about age 54.

Guðmundur married Anna Þorláksdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

429       i.  Salvör Guðmundsdóttir


859. Anna Þorláksdóttir, daughter of Þorlákur Hreiðarsson and Salvör Ingimundardóttir, was born about 1558 in Loftsstaðir í Gaulverjabæjarhr., Árn.

Anna married Guðmundur Gíslason.

868. séra Jón Stefánsson was born about 1580 and died in 1636 about age 56.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Jón var priest á Mosfell í Grímsnesi, Árness..

Jón married Þorgerður Jónsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

434       i.  Gunnar Jónsson


869. Þorgerður Jónsdóttir was born about 1570.

Þorgerður married séra Jón Stefánsson.

870. Magnús Guðmundsson was born about 1580.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Magnús var farmer á Sandvík.

Magnús married Guðrún Jónsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

435       i.  Salvör Magnúsdóttir


871. Guðrún Jónsdóttir was born about 1580.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Guðrún var farmer á Sandvík.

Guðrún married Magnús Guðmundsson.

872. Einar Grímsson, lrm, son of Grímur Þorleifsson, sýslumaður and Guðbjörg Erlendsdóttir, was born about 1558 in Hólar í Eyjafirði and died about 1594 about age 36.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Einar var judge á Strönd í Selvogi.

Einar married Þrúður Magnúsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

          i.  Þórunn Einarsdóttir was born about 1586 in Strönd, Selvogsþingi, Árness..

436      ii.  Grímur Einarsson, lrm


873. Þrúður Magnúsdóttir was born about 1564 in Stóridalur undir Eyjafjöllum, Rangárv.s..

Þrúður married Einar Grímsson, lrm.

874. Ingimundur Bjarnason .

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Ingimundur var farmer á Hreppar.

Ingimundur married.

Barn þeirra:

437       i.  Katrín Ingimundardóttir


876. Jón Eyjólfsson, son of Eyjólfur Halldórsson, sýslumaður, was born about 1568 in Reyðarvatn, Rangárv.s..

Jón married Þórunn Jónsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

438       i.  Vigfús Jónsson


877. Þórunn Jónsdóttir was born about 1572 in Síðumúli, Rang.

Þórunn married Jón Eyjólfsson.

878. Björn Geirmundsson, son of Geirmundur Jónsson, was born about 1566 in Háeyri í Stokkseyrarsveit, Árness..

Björn married.

Barn þeirra:

439       i.  Gunnhildur Björnsdóttir



Eleventh Generation (8th Great-Grandparents)



1536. Jón Guðmundsson, son of Guðmundur Ólafsson and Bergljót Sigmundsdóttir, was born about 1500.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Jón var farmer á Reykir í Miðfirði.

Jón married.

Barn þeirra:

768       i.  séra Jón "prinni" Jónsson


1552. séra Pétur Pálsson, son of Páll Jónsson, was born about 1478 and died in 1546 about age 68.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Pétur var priest á Grímstunga, A-Húnav.s. 1502-1531.

• Pétur var abbot á Munkaþverá, Eyjafj.s. 1532-1546.

Pétur married Ólöf Einarsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

776       i.  Þórður „tréfótur“ Pétursson


1553. Ólöf Einarsdóttir, daughter of Einar Benediktsson and Guðrún Torfadóttir, was born about 1482 in Munkaþverá, Eyjafj.s..

Ólöf married séra Pétur Pálsson.

1556. Oddur Ásmundsson, lrm, son of Ásmundur Sturluson, was born about 1500.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Oddur var judge á Skörð í Reykjahverfi.

Oddur married.

Barn þeirra:

778       i.  Hrafn Oddsson


1560. Tómas Guðmundsson was born about 1504.

Tómas married Ólöf Ólafsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

780       i.  séra Ólafur Tómasson


1561. Ólöf Ólafsdóttir, daughter of Ólafur Grímsson and Þórey Eyvindardóttir, was born about 1508 in Háls í Fnjóskadal, S-Þing.s..

Ólöf married Tómas Guðmundsson.

1568. Jón Ólafsson, sýslumaður, son of Ólafur Guðmundsson, sýslumaður and Soffía Narfadóttir, was born about 1505 and died after 1582.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed in Ísafjarðarsýsla and Dalasýsla. Sheriff

• He was employed in Hjarðardalur í Önundarfirði.

Jón married Þóra Björnsdóttir in 1533.

Barn þeirra:

784       i.  Torfi Jónsson, sýslumaður

Jón next married Ingunn Brynjólfsdóttir, daughter of séra Brynjólfur Halldórsson.

Barn þeirra:

          i.  Ólafur Jónsson, lrm was born about 1550 and died after 1604.


1569. Þóra Björnsdóttir, daughter of Björn "í Ögri" Guðnason, sýslumaður and Ragnhildur Bjarnadóttir, was born about 1500.

Þóra married Jón Ólafsson, sýslumaður in 1533.

1570. Snæbjörn Halldórsson, son of Halldór "ríki" Brynjólfsson, lrm and Ingunn Árnadóttir, was born about 1500.

Farmer and lawyer at Keldur, Rangárv.s.

Snæbjörn married Katrín.

Barn þeirra:

785       i.  Þorkatla Snæbjarnardóttir


1571. Katrín was born about 1500 in Þykkvibær, Rangárv.s..

Katrín married Snæbjörn Halldórsson.

1572. séra Björn Jónsson, son of Bishop Jón Arason and Helga Sigurðardóttir, was born about 1506 and died on 7 Nov 1550 about age 44. The cause of his death was Executed.

Executed (beheaded) along with his father and brother at Skálholt. 2

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed 1534-1550 in Melstaður í Miðfirði. Priest and officialis.

Björn married Steinunn Jónsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

786       i.  Jón Björnsson, sýslumaður

         ii.  Bjarni Björnsson was born about 1540.

        iii.  Ragnheiður Björnsdóttir was born about 1545.

         iv.  Magnús Björnsson, lrm was born in 1541 in Melstaður í Miðfirði and died in 1615 at age 74.

          v.  Halldóra Björnsdóttir was born about 1550.


1573. Steinunn Jónsdóttir, daughter of Jón "ríki" Magnússon, lrm and Ragnheiður "á rauðum sokkum" Pétursdóttir, was born about 1516 and died in 1591 about age 75.

Steinunn married séra Björn Jónsson.

Steinunn next married Ólafur Jónsson, son of Jón Einarsson, sýslumaður and Kristín Gottskálksdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

          i.  Guðrún Ólafsdóttir was born in 1553 and died in 1648 in Snóksdalur, Dalas. at age 95.


1574. Árni Gíslason, sýslumaður, son of Gísli Hákonarson, lrm and Ingibjörg Grímsdóttir, was born about 1519 and died on 29 May 1587 in Hlíðarendi í Fljótshlíð, Rangárv.s. about age 68.

As a young man, Árni travelled extensively abroad. While abroad, he managed to snatch the sheriffship of Ísafjarðarsýsla from Eggert Hannesson [person 2478], which he kept 1556-1558. During his sheriffship he lived at Hóll in Bolungarvík. He then obtained Húnavatnssýsla and Þingeyrarklaustur in 1559. In about 1570, he obtained sheriffship of Rangárvallasýsla and Skaftafellssýsla and moved to Hlíðarendi. Those he held until he died. Árni was a very well educated man, fiercly intelligent and ruthlessly ambitious. Among his accomplishments is the writing, with bishop Ólafur Hjaltason, of "hinn reformeraði kirkjuréttur" ecclesiastical law, and being listed as first judge of Stóridómur. 3

Árni married Guðrún Sæmundsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

          i.  Hákon Árnason, sýslumaður was born about 1533 in Hlíðarendi í Fljótshlíð, Rangárv.s. and died in 1608 about age 75.

787      ii.  Guðrún Árnadóttir

        iii.  Solveig Árnadóttir was born in 1544 in Hlíðarendi í Fljótshlíð, Rangárv.s. and died in 1602 at age 58.

         iv.  Halldóra Árnadóttir was born about 1545 and died in 1585 about age 40.

          v.  Sigríður Árnadóttir was born about 1548 in Hlíðarendi í Fljótshlíð, Rangárv.s..

         vi.  Hólmfríður Árnadóttir was born about 1550.

799     vii.  Ingibjörg Árnadóttir

       viii.  Sæmundur Árnason, sýslumaður was born about 1555 and died on 8 Jul 1632 about age 77.

         ix.  Anna Árnadóttir was born about 1562 in Hlíðarendi í Fljótshlíð, Rangárv.s..

          x.  Kristín Árnadóttir was born about 1580 in Kirkjulækur.

Árni next married Helga Tómasdóttir, daughter of séra Tómas Eiríksson and Þóra Ólafsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

          i.  Guðrún Árnadóttir was born about 1540.


1575. Guðrún Sæmundsdóttir, daughter of Sæmundur "ríki" Eiríksson, lrm and Guðríður Vigfúsdóttir, was born about 1515 and died in 1600 about age 85.

Guðrún married Árni Gíslason, sýslumaður.

1576. Hallgrímur Þorsteinsson, son of séra Þorsteinn Sveinbjarnarson and Unnur Jónsdóttir, was born about 1490.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Hallgrímur var bóndi á Egilsstöðum í Vopnafirði.

Hallgrímur married Guðný Sveinbjarnardóttir.

Börn þeirra:

788       i.  séra Einar Hallgrímsson

         ii.  Þorkell Hallgrímsson was born about 1530.

        iii.  séra Þorlákur Hallgrímsson was born about 1515 and died in 1591 about age 76.


1577. Guðný Sveinbjarnardóttir was born about 1490.

Guðný married Hallgrímur Þorsteinsson.

1580. Jón "ríki" Magnússon, lrm, son of Magnús Þorkelsson, sýslumaður and Kristín Eyjólfsdóttir, was born in 1480 in Svalbarði, Eyjafj.s. and died in 1564 at age 84. The cause of his death was Syphillis (sárasótt).

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Jón var farmer and judge (lögréttumaður) á Svalbarði, Eyjafj.s..

Jón married Ragnheiður "á rauðum sokkum" Pétursdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

1573       i.  Steinunn Jónsdóttir

         ii.  Magnús "prúði" Jónsson, sýslumaður was born about 1525 in Svalbarð, Eyjafj.s. and died in 1591 about age 66.

        iii.  Þórdís Jónsdóttir was born about 1527 in Svalbarði, Eyjafj.s..

790      iv.  Sigurður Jónsson, sýslumaður

          v.  Páll Jónsson, sýslumaður was born about 1538 and died on 10 Apr 1598 about age 60. Another name for Páll was Staðarhóls-Páll.

         vi.  Sólveig Jónsdóttir was born in 1520.


1581. Ragnheiður "á rauðum sokkum" Pétursdóttir, daughter of Pétur Loftsson, sýslumaður and Sigríður Þorsteinsdóttir, was born about 1499 in Stóri-Dalur, Mikligarður, Eyjafj.s..

Ragnheiður married Jón "ríki" Magnússon, lrm.

1582. Jón Grímsson, lrm, son of Grímur Jónsson, lögmaður and Guðný Þorleifsdóttir, was born about 1495 in Akrar í Blönduhlíð, Skagafj.s..

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed in Akrar í Blönduhlíð, Skagafj.s.. Farmer and lawyer

Jón married Þóra Tómasdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

791       i.  Guðný Jónsdóttir

         ii.  Jón Jónsson was born about 1555.

        iii.  Grímur Jónsson, lrm was born about 1550 and died about 1618 about age 68.

Jón next married Kristín Vigfúsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

          i.  Vigfús Jónsson was born about 1539.


1583. Þóra Tómasdóttir, daughter of Tómas Eiríksson and Þóra Ólafsdóttir, was born about 1524 in Mælifell, Skagafj.s..

Þóra married Jón Grímsson, lrm.


1584. Magnús "prúði" Jónsson, sýslumaður, son of Jón "ríki" Magnússon, lrm and Ragnheiður "á rauðum sokkum" Pétursdóttir, was born about 1525 in Svalbarð, Eyjafj.s. and died in 1591 about age 66.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Magnús nam að Germany.

• Magnús var District justice (lögsagnari) á Þingeyjarþing 1556-1563.

• Magnús var Sheriff and poet á Ögur í Ögurþingi, N-Ísafj.s. 1565-1591.

Magnús married Ragnheiður Eggertsdóttir on 22 Sep 1565.

Börn þeirra:

          i.  Jón "eldri" Magnússon, sýslumaður was born in 1564 in Ögur í Ögurþingi, N-Ísafj.s. and died on 15 Nov 1641 in Hvammur á Ingjaldssandi at age 77.

         ii.  Elín Magnúsdóttir was born about 1570 and died in May 1638 about age 68.

792     iii.  Ari "í Ögri" Magnússon, sýslumaður

         iv.  Guðrún Magnúsdóttir was born about 1575.

          v.  Björn Magnússon, sýslumaður was born about 1580 in Ögur í Ögurþingi, N-Ísafj.s. and died in 1635 about age 55.

         vi.  Jón "danur" Magnússon was born about 1580 and died on 11 Jan 1651 about age 71.

        vii.  Sesselja Magnúsdóttir was born about 1569 in Ögur í Ögurþingi, N-Ísafj.s..

       viii.  Þorleifur Magnússon, sýslumaður was born about 1582.

         ix.  Katrín Magnúsdóttir was born about 1583.

          x.  Ragnheiður Magnúsdóttir was born about 1586 in Ögur í Ögurþingi, N-Ísafj.s. and died in 1631 about age 45.

         xi.  Kristín Magnúsdóttir was born about 1588.

        xii.  Þorleifur "yngri" Magnússon was born about 1590 and died about 1600 about age 10.




1585. Ragnheiður Eggertsdóttir, daughter of Eggert Hannesson, lögmaður and Sesselja Jónsdóttir, was born about 1550 in Ögur í Ögurþingi, N-Ísafj.s. and died on 6 Aug 1642 about age 92.

Ragnheiður married Magnús "prúði" Jónsson, sýslumaður on 22 Sep 1565.


1586. Bishop Guðbrandur Þorláksson, son of séra Þorlákur Hallgrímsson and Helga Jónsdóttir, was born in 1541 in Staðarbakki and died on 20 Jul 1627 in Hólar í Hjaltadal, Skagafj.s. at age 86.

Bishop Guðbrandur was probably the most learned man of his time in Iceland. He studied theology and oratory at the University in Copenhagen, Denmark, but his erudition was excellent in many other subjects as well. He was an excellent mathematician and a talented cartographer. His now famous map of Iceland was published in the Netherlands in 1590 by Abraham Ortelius. He probably corresponed with the Danish astronomer and eccentric Tycho Brahe which he may have gotten to know during his years at the University in Copenhagen, where he and Brahe were students contemporaneously. It is thought likely that his startlingly accurate measurement of the geographical position of his church at Hólar was accomplished using an instument built in Brahe´s workshop. It seems likely that this instrument was the "Icelandic quadrant" mentioned in Brahe´s logs from 1589. It was probably brought to Iceland by Oddur Einarsson [person 3214], later Bishop in Skálholt and Guðbrandur´s former pupil and good friend, who visited Brahe's observatory at Hveðn that year. Spurred by his thirst for knowledge, Guðbrandur is know to have sponsored or commissioned geographical research expeditions, such as the one to the remote Kolbeinsey, far off the north coast of Iceland, in 1616.

During his very long tenure (56 years) as a Bishop, Guðbrandur strove to increase the popularity of Lutheran doctrine, still regarded with suspicion by most Icelanders at that time. To this end, he bought the printing press that Bishop Jón Arason had imported to Iceland and published a wealth of religious text, including his spectacular Guðbrandsbiblía bible in 1584, having translated much of the Old Testament himself. Copies of this ornate bible commanded the price of two or three cows.

Guðbrandur also worked hard to increase the wealth of his church as well as his own. He obtained a large number of farms, not always peacefully, making many enemies along the way. 4 5 6 7

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Guðbrandur var Bishop á Hólar í Hjaltadal, Skagafj.s. 1571-1627.

• He attended school from 1560 to 1564 in University of Copenhagen. Studied theology and oratory.

Guðbrandur married Halldóra Árnadóttir on 7 Sep 1572.

Börn þeirra:

793       i.  Kristín Guðbrandsdóttir

         ii.  Páll Guðbrandsson, sýslumaður was born in 1573 in Hólar í Hjaltadal, Skagafj.s. and died on 10 Nov 1621 in Víðimýri, Skagafj.s. at age 48.

        iii.  Halldóra Guðbrandsdóttir was born in 1573 and died in 1658 at age 85.

Guðbrandur had a relationship with Guðrún Gísladóttir, daughter of Gísli Finnbogason.

Barn þeirra:

          i.  Steinunn Guðbrandsdóttir was born in 1571 in Hólar í Hjaltadal, Skagafj.s..


1587. Halldóra Árnadóttir, daughter of Árni Gíslason, sýslumaður and Guðrún Sæmundsdóttir, was born about 1545 and died in 1585 about age 40.

Halldóra married Bishop Guðbrandur Þorláksson on 7 Sep 1572.

1588. Vigfús Þorsteinsson, sýslumaður, son of Þorsteinn Finnbogason, sýslumaður and Sesselja Torfadóttir, was born about 1510 and died in 1603 about age 93.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed in Skútustaðir við Mývatn. Sheriff

Vigfús married Þorbjörg Magnúsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

          i.  Ingibjörg Vigfúsdóttir was born about 1550.

         ii.  Magnús Vigfússon was born about 1550 in Eiðar í Eiðaþinghá, Múlas. and died in 1605 about age 55.

Vigfús next married Anna Eyjólfsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

794       i.  Jón Vigfússon, sýslumaður


1589. Anna Eyjólfsdóttir, daughter of Eyjólfur Einarsson, lrm and Helga Jónsdóttir, was born about 1535.

Anna married Vigfús Þorsteinsson, sýslumaður.

1590. séra Björn Gíslason, son of Gísli Hákonarson, lrm and Ingibjörg Grímsdóttir, was born in 1521 and died after 1600.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Björn var Priest and prófastur á Saurbær í Eyjafirði.

• Björn var Caretaker of the Monastery á Möðruvallaklaustur.

Björn married Málmfríður "milda" Torfadóttir.

Börn þeirra:

795       i.  Ingibjörg Björnsdóttir

         ii.  Þórunn Björnsdóttir was born about 1562.

        iii.  Gísli Björnsson, lrm was born about 1570.

         iv.  Hákon Björnsson, sýslumaður was born about 1570 and died on 14 Apr 1643 about age 73.

          v.  Elín Björnsdóttir was born about 1570.

Björn next married Engilráð.

Barn þeirra:

          i.  séra Stígur Björnsson was born about 1550 and died in 1608 about age 58.


1591. Málmfríður "milda" Torfadóttir, daughter of séra Torfi Jónsson and Þórunn "ríka" Jónsdóttir, was born about 1535.

Málmfríður married séra Björn Gíslason.

1592. Benedikt "ríki" Halldórsson, sýslumaður, son of séra Halldór Benediktsson and Þórunn "ríka" Jónsdóttir, was born in 1534 and died on 26 Mar 1604 in Möðruvellir at age 70.

In his youth, Benedikt was in the service of Sheriff Árni Gíslason [person 232] at Hlíðarendi and went abroad with him in 1555 in connexion with the so-called Vatnsfjarðarmál. Benedikt was described as an average man, both in terms of build and beauty, extremely gracious, admired by his superiors as well as his employees, wise, just, and one of the wealthiest men of his time. 3

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed 1570-1604 in Vaðlaþing. Sheriff

• He was employed in Möðruvallaklaustur. Caretaker

Benedikt married Valgerður Björnsdóttir in 1557.

Börn þeirra:

796       i.  Björn Benediktsson, sýslumaður

         ii.  Þórunn "eldri" Benediktsdóttir was born about 1556.

        iii.  Elín Benediktsdóttir was born about 1572 in Möðruvellir í Eyjafirði.

         iv.  Arnfríður Benediktsdóttir was born in 1565 in Möðruvellir í Eyjafirði.


1593. Valgerður Björnsdóttir, daughter of Björn Þorvaldsson and Herdís Gísladóttir, was born about 1534 and died in 1614 about age 80.

Valgerður married Benedikt "ríki" Halldórsson, sýslumaður in 1557.

1594. Páll Jónsson, sýslumaður, son of Jón "ríki" Magnússon, lrm and Ragnheiður "á rauðum sokkum" Pétursdóttir, was born about 1538 and died on 10 Apr 1598 about age 60. Another name for Páll was Staðarhóls-Páll.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Páll var sheriff and poet á Staðarhóll and Reykhólar.

Páll married Helga Aradóttir.

Börn þeirra:

          i.  Ragnheiður Pálsdóttir was born about 1565 and died on 19 Nov 1636 about age 71.

797      ii.  Elín Pálsdóttir

        iii.  Pétur Pálsson, sýslumaður was born about 1565 and died in 1621 about age 56.


1595. Helga Aradóttir, daughter of Ari Jónsson, lögmaður and Halldóra Þorleifsdóttir, was born about 1538.

Helga married Páll Jónsson, sýslumaður.

1596. Þórður Guðmundsson, lögmaður, son of Guðmundur Erlendsson and Ástríður Halldórsdóttir, was born about 1520 in Þingnes, Bæ, Borgarfj.s. and died on 8 Apr 1609 in Hvítárvellir about age 89.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Þórður var Servant of Abbot Halldór Tyrfingsson á Helgafell Monastery.

• Þórður var Caretaker of the á Helgafell Monastery.

• Þórður var Judge (lögréttumaður) 1548.

• Þórður var Sheriff á Borgarfj.s. 1553.

• Þórður var Chief justice (lögmaður) á South and East Iceland 1571-1606.

Þórður married Jórunn Þórðardóttir.

Börn þeirra:

798       i.  Gísli Þórðarson, lögmaður

         ii.  Ragnhildur Þórðardóttir was born about 1539 in Þingnes, Bæ, Borgarfj.s..

        iii.  séra Einar Þórðarson was born about 1560 and died about 1630 about age 70.

         iv.  Guðlaug Þórðardóttir was born about 1555.

          v.  Guðmundur Þórðarson was born about 1550.


1597. Jórunn Þórðardóttir, daughter of séra Þórður Einarsson and Þuríður Einarsdóttir, was born about 1510 in Hítardalur, Mýras..

Jórunn married Þórður Guðmundsson, lögmaður.

1598. Árni Gíslason, sýslumaður, son of Gísli Hákonarson, lrm and Ingibjörg Grímsdóttir, was born about 1519 and died on 29 May 1587 in Hlíðarendi í Fljótshlíð, Rangárv.s. about age 68.
(Duplicate. See Person 1574 on Page 1)

1599. Guðrún Sæmundsdóttir, daughter of Sæmundur "ríki" Eiríksson, lrm and Guðríður Vigfúsdóttir, was born about 1515 and died in 1600 about age 85.
(Duplicate. See Person 1575 on Page 1)

1712. Bjarni Torfason, son of Torfi Jónsson, sýslumaður and Helga Guðnadóttir, was born about 1503 in Stokkseyri, Árness. and died about 1540 about age 37.

Bjarni married Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir.

Börn þeirra:

          i.  Ingibjörg Bjarnadóttir was born about 1545 in Stokkseyri, Árness..

856      ii.  Sigurður Bjarnason


1713. Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir, daughter of Sigurður Finnbogason, sýslumaður and Margrét Þorvarðsdóttir, was born about 1519 in Klofi á Landi, Rangárv.s..

Ingibjörg married Bjarni Torfason.

1716. Gísli Sveinsson, son of Sveinn Hólmfastsson and Guðlaug Jónsdóttir, was born about 1515 in Miðfell í Hrepphólasókn, Árness. and died in 1577 in Miðfell í Hrepphólasókn, Árness. about age 62.

Gísli married Guðlaug Guðmundsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

858       i.  Guðmundur Gíslason


1717. Guðlaug Guðmundsdóttir, daughter of Guðmundur Jónsson, was born about 1520 in Hrepphólasókn, Árn.

Guðlaug married Gísli Sveinsson.

1718. Þorlákur Hreiðarsson was born about 1532 in Loftsstaðir í Gaulverjabæjarhr., Árn.

Þorlákur married Salvör Ingimundardóttir.

Barn þeirra:

859       i.  Anna Þorláksdóttir


1719. Salvör Ingimundardóttir, daughter of Ingimundur Þórðarson, was born about 1536.

Salvör married Þorlákur Hreiðarsson.

1744. Grímur Þorleifsson, sýslumaður, son of Þorleifur Grímsson, sýslumaður and Sólveig Hallsdóttir, was born about 1526 in Möðruvellir í Eyjafirði and died in 1560 about age 34.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed 1553-1560 in Vaðlaþing. Sheriff

Grímur married Guðbjörg Erlendsdóttir in 1550.

Barn þeirra:

872       i.  Einar Grímsson, lrm


1745. Guðbjörg Erlendsdóttir, daughter of Erlendur Þorvarðsson, lögmaður and Þórunn Sturludóttir, was born about 1528 in Strönd, Selvogsþingi, Árness. and died in 1594 about age 66.

Guðbjörg married Grímur Þorleifsson, sýslumaður in 1550.

1752. Eyjólfur Halldórsson, sýslumaður, son of Halldór Ormsson and Þórdís Eyjólfsdóttir, was born about 1540 in Reyðarvatn, Rangárv.s. and died in 1597 about age 57.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Eyjólfur var sheriff á Reyðarvatn, Rangárv.s..

Eyjólfur married.

Barn þeirra:

876       i.  Jón Eyjólfsson

Eyjólfur married Solveig Árnadóttir, daughter of Árni Gíslason, sýslumaður and Guðrún Sæmundsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

          i.  Ísleifur Eyjólfsson was born about 1570 in Reyðarvatn, Rangárv.s. and died on 28 Sep 1654 about age 84.

         ii.  Árni Eyjólfsson was born about 1580.


1756. Geirmundur Jónsson, son of Margrét Arnljótsdóttir, was born about 1538 in Hruni, Árness..

Geirmundur married.

Barn þeirra:

878       i.  Björn Geirmundsson



Twelfth Generation (9th Great-Grandparents)



3072. Guðmundur Ólafsson, son of Ólafur Þorvarðsson, was born about 1450.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Guðmundur var farmer á Reykir í Miðfirði.

Guðmundur married Bergljót Sigmundsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

1536       i.  Jón Guðmundsson


3073. Bergljót Sigmundsdóttir, daughter of séra Sigmundur Steinþórsson and Sólveig Þorleifsdóttir, was born about 1460.

Bergljót married Guðmundur Ólafsson.

3104. Páll Jónsson, son of Jón Gamlason, ábóti, was born about 1430.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Páll var farmer á Molastaðir.

Páll married.

Barn þeirra:

1552       i.  séra Pétur Pálsson


3106. Einar Benediktsson, son of Benedikt Jónsson, was born about 1440 and died in 1524 about age 84.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed in Munkaþverá, Eyjafj.s.. Abbot

Einar had a relationship with Guðrún Torfadóttir.

Börn þeirra:

          i.  séra Finnbogi Einarsson was born about 1470 and died about 1529 about age 59.

1553      ii.  Ólöf Einarsdóttir


3107. Guðrún Torfadóttir, daughter of herra Torfi Arason, hirðstjóri and Kristín Þorsteinsdóttir, was born about 1450.

Guðrún had a relationship with Einar Benediktsson.

3112. Ásmundur Sturluson, son of Sturla Magnússon, lrm and Sigríður Jónsdóttir, was born about 1470.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Ásmundur var farmer á Þingeyrarþing.

Ásmundur married.

Barn þeirra:

1556       i.  Oddur Ásmundsson, lrm


3122. Ólafur Grímsson was born about 1478.

Ólafur married Þórey Eyvindardóttir.

Barn þeirra:

1561       i.  Ólöf Ólafsdóttir


3123. Þórey Eyvindardóttir, daughter of Guðný Sveinbjarnardóttir, was born about 1482 in Háls í Fnjóskadal, S-Þing.s..

Þórey married Ólafur Grímsson.

3136. Ólafur Guðmundsson, sýslumaður, son of Guðmundur Þórðarson, was born about 1475 and died after 1543.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Ólafur var sheriff and judge á Þernuvík í Ögurhreppi, Ísafj.s..

Ólafur married Soffía Narfadóttir.

Barn þeirra:

1568       i.  Jón Ólafsson, sýslumaður


3137. Soffía Narfadóttir, daughter of Narfi Sigurðsson, sýslumaður and Bjarnadóttir, was born about 1480.

Soffía married Ólafur Guðmundsson, sýslumaður.

3138. Björn "í Ögri" Guðnason, sýslumaður, son of Guðni Jónsson, sýslumaður and Þóra Björnsdóttir, was born about 1457 and died in 1518 about age 61.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Björn var Sheriff and poet á Ögur í Ögurþingi, N-Ísafj.s..

Björn married Ragnhildur Bjarnadóttir.

Börn þeirra:

1569       i.  Þóra Björnsdóttir

         ii.  Guðrún "eldri" Björnsdóttir was born about 1489 and died in 1563 about age 74.


3139. Ragnhildur Bjarnadóttir, daughter of Hákarla-Bjarni Marteinsson and Ragnhildur Þorvarðsdóttir, was born about 1460.

Ragnhildur married Björn "í Ögri" Guðnason, sýslumaður.

3140. Halldór "ríki" Brynjólfsson, lrm, son of Brynjólfur Eiríksson, was born about 1460 and died in 1519 about age 59.

Farmer and judge at Tungufell in Hrunamannahreppur. Became wealthy after the plague of 1494. 2

Halldór married Ingunn Árnadóttir.

Börn þeirra:

1570       i.  Snæbjörn Halldórsson

         ii.  séra Oddur Halldórsson was born about 1510 and died in 1565 about age 55.

        iii.  séra Brynjólfur Halldórsson was born about 1516 in Tungufell, Árn.


3141. Ingunn Árnadóttir, daughter of séra Árni Snæbjörnsson and Ingibjörg Narfadóttir, was born about 1480.

Ingunn married Halldór "ríki" Brynjólfsson, lrm.


3144. Bishop Jón Arason, son of Ari Sigurðsson and Elín "bláhosa" Magnúsdóttir, was born in 1484 in Eyjafjörður and died on 7 Nov 1550 in Skálholt at age 66. The cause of his death was Executed.

Jón was the last Catholic bishop at Hólar. He was considered a good bishop and administered his diocese prosperously until King Christian III decreed that the Church should be Reformed. Jón protested vigorously, and captured the new Lutheran bishop Marteinn and seized his see. The King was not amused and declared Jón an outlaw on 27th June 1550. He was eventually arrested at Sauðafell and executed by beheading in Skálholt along with his two sons Ari [person 3609] and Björn [person 2321] on the 7th of November. While bishop, Jón imported the first printing press to Iceland. He was an excellent satirical as well as religious poet. 2

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Jón var priest á Helgastaðir 1507-1508.

• Jón var priest á Hrafnagil 1508-1514.

• Jón var prófastur á Eyjafj.s. 1509-1519.

• Jón var caretaker á Hólar Cathedral 1514.

• Jón var sheriff á Eyjafj.s. Abt 1518.

• Jón var priest á Oddi, Rangárv.s. 1519-1524.

• Jón var Bishop á Hólar bishopric 1524-1550.

• Jón var Governor (hirðstjóri) á Hólar bishopric 1533-1536.

• Jón var sheriff á Eyjafj.s. and Skagafj.s. 1524-1550.

Jón married Helga Sigurðardóttir.

Börn þeirra:

1572       i.  séra Björn Jónsson

         ii.  séra Magnús Jónsson was born about 1505 and died in 1534 about age 29.

        iii.  Helga Jónsdóttir was born about 1510.

         iv.  Ari Jónsson, lögmaður was born about 1510 and died on 7 Nov 1550 about age 40. The cause of his death was Beheaded.

          v.  séra Sigurður Jónsson was born about 1501 in Hólar í Hjaltadal, Skagafj.s. and died in 1595 about age 94.


3145. Helga Sigurðardóttir, daughter of Sigurður Sveinbjarnarson, was born about 1485.

Helga married Bishop Jón Arason.

3146. Jón "ríki" Magnússon, lrm, son of Magnús Þorkelsson, sýslumaður and Kristín Eyjólfsdóttir, was born in 1480 in Svalbarði, Eyjafj.s. and died in 1564 at age 84. The cause of his death was Syphillis (sárasótt).
(Duplicate. See Person 1580 on Page 1)

3147. Ragnheiður "á rauðum sokkum" Pétursdóttir, daughter of Pétur Loftsson, sýslumaður and Sigríður Þorsteinsdóttir, was born about 1499 in Stóri-Dalur, Mikligarður, Eyjafj.s..
(Duplicate. See Person 1581 on Page 1)

3148. Gísli Hákonarson, lrm, son of Hákon Hallsson, lrm and Ingunn Halldórsdóttir, was born about 1484 and died on 16 Mar 1560 about age 76.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Gísli var farmer and lawyer á Hafgrímsstaðir, Tungusveit..

Gísli married Ingibjörg Grímsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

1574       i.  Árni Gíslason, sýslumaður

         ii.  Gunnar Gíslason was born in 1519 in Hafgrímsstaðir í Mælifellssókn, Skagafj.s. and died on 8 Aug 1605 at age 86.

1590     iii.  séra Björn Gíslason

         iv.  Gunnar Gíslason was born about 1528 and died on 8 Aug 1605 about age 77.

Gísli next married.

Barn þeirra:

          i.  Herdís Gísladóttir was born about 1510.


3149. Ingibjörg Grímsdóttir, daughter of Grímur Pálsson, sýslumaður and Helga Narfadóttir, was born about 1486 in Möðruvellir í Eyjafirði and died in 1560 about age 74.

Ingibjörg married Gísli Hákonarson, lrm.

3150. Sæmundur "ríki" Eiríksson, lrm, son of Eiríkur Bjarnason and Emerantíana Þorleifsdóttir, was born about 1490 and died in 1552 about age 62.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Sæmundur var Farmer and lawyer (lögréttumaður) á Ás í Holtum, Rangárv.s..

Sæmundur married Guðríður Vigfúsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

1575       i.  Guðrún Sæmundsdóttir


3151. Guðríður Vigfúsdóttir, daughter of Vigfús Erlendsson, lögmaður and Guðrún Pálsdóttir, was born about 1500.

Guðríður married Sæmundur "ríki" Eiríksson, lrm.

3152. séra Þorsteinn Sveinbjarnarson, son of séra Sveinbjörn Þórðarson, was born about 1450.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Þorsteinn var prestur á Múla.

Þorsteinn married Unnur Jónsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

1576       i.  Hallgrímur Þorsteinsson


3153. Unnur Jónsdóttir was born about 1450.

Unnur married séra Þorsteinn Sveinbjarnarson.

3160. Magnús Þorkelsson, sýslumaður, son of séra Þorkell Guðbjartsson and Þórdís Sigurðsdóttir, was born in 1440 and died after 1534.

Because of inheritance issues, Magnús feuded violently with Chief Justice Rafn Brandsson. Magnús lived at Grýtubakki í Höfðahverfi, then in Grenivík, then at Svalbarð, and finally at Rauðaskriða í Reykjadal. 3

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Magnús var judge (lögréttumaður) á Rauðaskriða í Reykjadal.

• Magnús var sheriff á Eyjafj.s. 1482-1489.

Magnús married Kristín Eyjólfsdóttir in 1477.

Barn þeirra:

1580       i.  Jón "ríki" Magnússon, lrm


3161. Kristín Eyjólfsdóttir, daughter of herra Eyjólfur Arnfinnsson and Snjálaug Guðnadóttir, was born about 1442 in Urðir, Eyjafj.s..

Kristín married Magnús Þorkelsson, sýslumaður in 1477.

3162. Pétur Loftsson, sýslumaður, son of Loftur "Íslendingur" Ormsson and Steinunn Gunnarsdóttir, was born in 1475 in Staðarhóll, Dalas. and died before 1546 in Norway.

Pétur flutti Norður um 1510. Hann gerðist bóndi í Stóridal og síðar í Víðidalstungu. Um tæima var hann sýslumaður Strandasýslu. 3

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Pétur var lögréttumaður á Stóradal í Djúpadal, Eyjafj.s..

Pétur married Sigríður Þorsteinsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

1581       i.  Ragnheiður "á rauðum sokkum" Pétursdóttir

         ii.  séra Loftur Pétursson was born about 1496 and died in 1567 about age 71.

        iii.  Árni Pétursson, lrm was born about 1501 in Stóridalur í Djúpadal, Eyjafj.s. and died in 1559 about age 58.


3163. Sigríður Þorsteinsdóttir, daughter of Þorsteinn Helgason and Ragnheiður Eiríksdóttir, was born about 1479 in Reynir í Mýrdal.

Before Sigríður married Pétur, she was married to Árni Einarsson of Djúpidalur. 3

Sigríður married Pétur Loftsson, sýslumaður.

3164. Grímur Jónsson, lögmaður, son of Jón "rámur" Þorgeirsson, sýslumaður and Sesselja Sumarliðadóttir, was born about 1472 in Akrar í Blönduhlíð, Skagafj.s..

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed 1519-1521 in North and West Iceland. Chief justice

• He was employed in Akrar í Blönduhlíð, Skagafj.s.. Sheriff

Grímur married Guðný Þorleifsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

1582       i.  Jón Grímsson, lrm

         ii.  Guðrún Grímsdóttir was born about 1505 in Akrar í Blönduhlíð, Skagafj.s..

Grímur next married.

Barn þeirra:

          i.  Agnes Grímsdóttir was born about 1510.


3165. Guðný Þorleifsdóttir, daughter of Þorleifur Björnsson, hirðstjóri and Ingveldur Helgadóttir, was born about 1476 in Reykhólar, A-Barðast.s..

Guðný married Grímur Jónsson, lögmaður.

3166. Tómas Eiríksson, son of Eiríkur Einarsson, was born in 1498 in Grenjaðarstaður, Þing.s. and died after 1537.

Tómas married Þóra Ólafsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

1583       i.  Þóra Tómasdóttir

         ii.  Ólafur Tómasson, lrm was born in 1532 in Mælifell, Skagafj.s. and died in 1595 at age 63.


3167. Þóra Ólafsdóttir, daughter of Ólafur Daðason and Helga Sigurðsdóttir, was born in 1500 in Mælifell, Skagafj.s..

Þóra married Tómas Eiríksson.

3168. Jón "ríki" Magnússon, lrm, son of Magnús Þorkelsson, sýslumaður and Kristín Eyjólfsdóttir, was born in 1480 in Svalbarði, Eyjafj.s. and died in 1564 at age 84. The cause of his death was Syphillis (sárasótt).
(Duplicate. See Person 1580 on Page 1)

3169. Ragnheiður "á rauðum sokkum" Pétursdóttir, daughter of Pétur Loftsson, sýslumaður and Sigríður Þorsteinsdóttir, was born about 1499 in Stóri-Dalur, Mikligarður, Eyjafj.s..
(Duplicate. See Person 1581 on Page 1)

3170. Eggert Hannesson, lögmaður, son of Hannes Eggertsson, hirðstjóri and Guðrún "eldri" Björnsdóttir, was born about 1516 and died about 1583 in Hamburg, Germany about age 67. The cause of his death was Excessive drinking.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Eggert var Chief justice (lögmaður) á Ögur í Ögurþingi, N-Ísafj.s..

• Eggert var Sheriff á Western Fjords.

• Eggert bjó að Bær á Rauðasandi, Barðast.s..

• Eggert bjó að Hamburg, Germany 1580.

Eggert married Sesselja Jónsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

1585       i.  Ragnheiður Eggertsdóttir

         ii.  Björn Eggertsson was born about 1550.

Eggert next married Herdís Þorleifsdóttir, daughter of séra Þorleifur Björnsson and Jórunn Jónsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

          i.  Sesselja Eggertsdóttir was born about 1550.


3171. Sesselja Jónsdóttir, daughter of Jón Þorbjarnarson and Guðrún Narfadóttir, was born in 1525.

Sesselja married Eggert Hannesson, lögmaður.

3172. séra Þorlákur Hallgrímsson, son of Hallgrímur Þorsteinsson and Guðný Sveinbjarnardóttir, was born about 1515 and died in 1591 about age 76.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed 1542-1546 in Suðurbakki. Priest

• He was employed 1546-1555 in Þingeyrar. Priest

• He was employed 1555-1573 in Staður í Hrútafirði. Priest

• He was employed 1573-1591 in Melstaður í Miðfirði. Priest

Þorlákur married Helga Jónsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

1586       i.  Bishop Guðbrandur Þorláksson

         ii.  Þórður Þorláksson was born about 1550.


3173. Helga Jónsdóttir, daughter of Jón Sigmundsson, lögmaður and Björg Þorvaldsdóttir, was born about 1511 in Staðarbakki, Húnav.s. and died about 1600 about age 89.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Helga var farmer á Auðunarstaðir í Víðidal.

Helga married Krákur Hallvarðsson, son of Hallvarður Eiríksson and Þorgerður Jónsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

          i.  Björg Kráksdóttir.

         ii.  séra Jón Kráksson was born in 1533 in Breiðabólstaður, Húnav.s. and died on 11 Mar 1622 at age 89.

Helga next married séra Þorlákur Hallgrímsson.

3174. Árni Gíslason, sýslumaður, son of Gísli Hákonarson, lrm and Ingibjörg Grímsdóttir, was born about 1519 and died on 29 May 1587 in Hlíðarendi í Fljótshlíð, Rangárv.s. about age 68.
(Duplicate. See Person 1574 on Page 1)

3175. Guðrún Sæmundsdóttir, daughter of Sæmundur "ríki" Eiríksson, lrm and Guðríður Vigfúsdóttir, was born about 1515 and died in 1600 about age 85.
(Duplicate. See Person 1575 on Page 1)

3176. Þorsteinn Finnbogason, sýslumaður, son of Finnbogi "maríulausi" Jónsson, lögmaður and Málmfríður Torfadóttir, was born about 1470 and died in 1553 about age 83.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed in Þingeyjarsýsla and Eyjafjarðarsýsla. Sheriff

Þorsteinn married Sesselja Torfadóttir in 1505.

Börn þeirra:

1588       i.  Vigfús Þorsteinsson, sýslumaður

         ii.  Nikulás Þorsteinsson was born about 1518 in Munkaþverá, Eyjafj.s. and died on 16 Feb 1591 about age 73.

        iii.  Úlfheiður Þorsteinsdóttir was born about 1517 in Reykjahlíð við Mývatn and died in 1579 about age 62.

         iv.  Guðríður Þorsteinsdóttir was born about 1524 in Reykjahlíð við Mývatn.


3177. Sesselja Torfadóttir, daughter of Torfi Jónsson, sýslumaður and Helga Guðnadóttir, was born about 1486.

Sesselja married Þorsteinn Finnbogason, sýslumaður in 1505.

3178. Eyjólfur Einarsson, lrm, son of Einar Eyjólfsson, sýslumaður and Hólmfríður Erlendsdóttir, was born about 1502 and died after 1562.

Eyjólfur was a wealthy and highly respected man, as can be seen from the fact that the King consulted him (among others) regarding the Reformation. 3

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Eyjólfur var farmer and judge (lögréttumaður) á Stóridalur undir Eyjafjöllum, Rangárv.s..

Eyjólfur married Helga Jónsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

1589       i.  Anna Eyjólfsdóttir

         ii.  Eiríkur Eyjólfsson was born about 1544 in Stóridalur undir Eyjafjöllum, Rangárv.s. and died about 1600 in Eyvindarmúli í Fljótshlíð about age 56.


3179. Helga Jónsdóttir, daughter of Bishop Jón Arason and Helga Sigurðardóttir, was born about 1510.

Helga married Eyjólfur Einarsson, lrm.

3180. Gísli Hákonarson, lrm, son of Hákon Hallsson, lrm and Ingunn Halldórsdóttir, was born about 1484 and died on 16 Mar 1560 about age 76.
(Duplicate. See Person 3148 on Page 1)

3181. Ingibjörg Grímsdóttir, daughter of Grímur Pálsson, sýslumaður and Helga Narfadóttir, was born about 1486 in Möðruvellir í Eyjafirði and died in 1560 about age 74.
(Duplicate. See Person 3149 on Page 1)

3182. séra Torfi Jónsson, son of Jón Finnbogason and Rannveig Jónsdóttir, was born about 1515 and died about 1566 about age 51.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed in Saurbær í Eyjafirði. Priest

Torfi married Þórunn "ríka" Jónsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

1591       i.  Málmfríður "milda" Torfadóttir

         ii.  Arnfríður Torfadóttir was born about 1535 and died before 1576.


3183. Þórunn "ríka" Jónsdóttir was born about 1510.

Þórunn married séra Torfi Jónsson.

Þórunn next married séra Halldór Benediktsson.

Barn þeirra:

1592       i.  Benedikt "ríki" Halldórsson, sýslumaður


3184. séra Halldór Benediktsson, son of Benedikt Grímsson, was born about 1510 and died about 1582 about age 72.

Halldór was the illegitimate son of Benedikt. It is not known who his mother was. 3

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed in Helgastaðir í Reykjadal. Priest

• He was employed in Möðruvallaklaustur. Caretaker of the Monastery

Halldór married Þórunn "ríka" Jónsdóttir.

Halldór next married Vigdis Þorsteinsdóttir, daughter of Þorsteinn Þóreyjarson and Guðrún Sigurðsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

          i.  Guðríður Halldórsdóttir was born ~1535.


3185. Þórunn "ríka" Jónsdóttir was born about 1510.
(Duplicate. See Person 3183 on Page 1)

3186. Björn Þorvaldsson, son of Þorvaldur Árnason, was born about 1500.

Björn was an illegitimate son of Þorvaldur. 3

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed in Æsustaðir í Eyjafirði. Farmer and lawyer (lögréttumaður)

Björn married Herdís Gísladóttir.

Börn þeirra:

1593       i.  Valgerður Björnsdóttir

         ii.  Ingibjörg Björnsdóttir was born about 1525.

        iii.  Þorvaldur Björnsson, sýslumaður was born about 1530.


3187. Herdís Gísladóttir, daughter of Gísli Hákonarson, lrm, was born about 1510.

Herdís was an illegitimat daughter of Gísli. 3

Herdís married Björn Þorvaldsson.

3188. Jón "ríki" Magnússon, lrm, son of Magnús Þorkelsson, sýslumaður and Kristín Eyjólfsdóttir, was born in 1480 in Svalbarði, Eyjafj.s. and died in 1564 at age 84. The cause of his death was Syphillis (sárasótt).
(Duplicate. See Person 1580 on Page 1)

3189. Ragnheiður "á rauðum sokkum" Pétursdóttir, daughter of Pétur Loftsson, sýslumaður and Sigríður Þorsteinsdóttir, was born about 1499 in Stóri-Dalur, Mikligarður, Eyjafj.s..
(Duplicate. See Person 1581 on Page 1)

3190. Ari Jónsson, lögmaður, son of Bishop Jón Arason and Helga Sigurðardóttir, was born about 1510 and died on 7 Nov 1550 about age 40. The cause of his death was Beheaded.

Ari was executed by beheading in Skálholt along with his father [person 2323] and his brother Björn [person 2321] on the 7th of November 1550. 3

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed in Möðrufell í Eyjafirði. Chief justice

Ari married Halldóra Þorleifsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

1595       i.  Helga Aradóttir


3191. Halldóra Þorleifsdóttir, daughter of Þorleifur Grímsson, sýslumaður and Sigríður Sturludóttir, was born about 1510.

Halldóra married Ari Jónsson, lögmaður.

3192. Guðmundur Erlendsson, son of Erlendur Arnbjörnsson, was born about 1490 in Þingnes, Bæ, Borgarfj.s. and died after 1561.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed in Þingnes, Bæ, Borgarfj.s.. Farmer

Guðmundur married Ástríður Halldórsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

1596       i.  Þórður Guðmundsson, lögmaður

         ii.  Ingibjörg Guðmundsdóttir was born about 1520.


3193. Ástríður Halldórsdóttir, daughter of Halldór Tyrfingsson, was born about 1496 in Þingnes, Bæ, Borgarfj.s..

Ástríður married Guðmundur Erlendsson.

3194. séra Þórður Einarsson, son of Einar Þórólfsson, lrm and Katrín Halldórsdóttir, was born about 1464 in Hofstaðir, Miklaholt, Hnappadal and died in 1530 about age 66.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed in Hítardalur. Priest

Þórður married Þuríður Einarsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

1597       i.  Jórunn Þórðardóttir


3195. Þuríður Einarsdóttir, daughter of Einar Guðmundsson, was born about 1490 in Haukadalur.

Þuríður married séra Þórður Einarsson.

3424. Torfi Jónsson, sýslumaður, son of Jón Ólafsson, sýslumaður and Ingibjörg Eiríksdóttir, was born about 1446 in Klofi á Landi and died in 1503 about age 57.

Torfi was a prominent figure in his time. He was responsible for the assassination of Lénharður fógeti in 1502. 3

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed in Klofi á Landi. Sheriff

Torfi married Helga Guðnadóttir.

Börn þeirra:

          i.  Þorsteinn Torfason was born about 1492 in Klofi á Landi.

3177      ii.  Sesselja Torfadóttir

1712     iii.  Bjarni Torfason

         iv.  Guðný Torfadóttir was born about 1483 in Klofi á Landi.

          v.  Eiríkur Torfason was born about 1501 in Klofi á Landi, Rangárv.s..


3425. Helga Guðnadóttir, daughter of Guðni Jónsson, sýslumaður and Þóra Björnsdóttir, was born about 1452 and died in 1544 about age 92.

Helga married Torfi Jónsson, sýslumaður.

3426. Sigurður Finnbogason, sýslumaður, son of Finnbogi "maríulausi" Jónsson, lögmaður and Málmfríður Torfadóttir, was born about 1480.

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• Sigurður var Sheriff á Hegranesþing.

Sigurður married Margrét Þorvarðsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

1713       i.  Ingibjörg Sigurðardóttir

         ii.  Helga Sigurðardóttir was born about 1510.


3427. Margrét Þorvarðsdóttir, daughter of Þorvarður Bjarnason, lögsögumaður and Ingibjörg Ormsdóttir, was born about 1490.

Margrét married Magnús Árnason, son of Árni Þorsteinsson and Þorbjörg Eyjólfsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

          i.  Þorbjörg Magnúsdóttir was born about 1510.

Margrét next married Sigurður Finnbogason, sýslumaður.

3432. Sveinn Hólmfastsson was born about 1491 in Miðfell í Hrepphólasókn, Árness..

Sveinn married Guðlaug Jónsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

1716       i.  Gísli Sveinsson


3433. Guðlaug Jónsdóttir, daughter of Jón Erlendsson, was born about 1495 in Hlíðarendi í Fljótshlíð, Rangárv.s..

Guðlaug married Sveinn Hólmfastsson.

3434. Guðmundur Jónsson, son of Jón Magnússon, was born about 1480 in Stórinúpur, Árness..

Guðmundur married.

Barn þeirra:

1717       i.  Guðlaug Guðmundsdóttir


3438. Ingimundur Þórðarson was born about 1509 in Hólar í Gaulverjabæjarhr., Árn.

Ingimundur married.

Barn þeirra:

1719       i.  Salvör Ingimundardóttir


3488. Þorleifur Grímsson, sýslumaður, son of Grímur Pálsson, sýslumaður and Helga Narfadóttir, was born about 1490 in Möðruvellir í Eyjafirði and died in 1560 about age 70.

Upon the death of his first wife, Sigríður, Þorleifur went abroad for 7 years. Upon his return in 1526 he married Sólveig and sired with her 12 children. It is thought that he also had a large number of children with other women. He was a very wealthy and highly respected man. He shared sheriffship of Vaðlaþing with his son Grímur. They both died the same year. 3

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed 1550-1560 in Möðruvellir. Sheriff

Þorleifur married Sólveig Hallsdóttir.

Börn þeirra:

1744       i.  Grímur Þorleifsson, sýslumaður

         ii.  Þuríður Þorleifsdóttir was born about 1534.

        iii.  Hallótta Þorleifsdóttir was born about 1530.

Þorleifur next married Sigríður Sturludóttir.

Barn þeirra:

3191       i.  Halldóra Þorleifsdóttir


3489. Sólveig Hallsdóttir, daughter of Hallur Símonarson, was born about 1510.

Sólveig married Þorleifur Grímsson, sýslumaður.

3490. Erlendur Þorvarðsson, lögmaður, son of Þorvarður Erlendsson, lögmaður and Margrét Jónsdóttir, was born about 1510 in Strönd, Selvogsþingi, Árness. and died in 1576 about age 66.

Erlendur was described as being a violent, temperamental man. 3

Búsetu- og atvinnusaga:

• He was employed in Kolbeinsstaðir í Hnappadal. Tax-collector (lögmaður)

• He was employed in Strönd í Selvogi. Tax-collector

Erlendur married Þórunn Sturludóttir in 1525.

Barn þeirra:

1745       i.  Guðbjörg Erlendsdóttir

Erlendur next married Ingveldur Jónsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

          i.  Margrét Erlendsdóttir was born about 1524 in Kolbeinsstaðir í Hnappadal.


3491. Þórunn Sturludóttir, daughter of Sturla Þórðarson, sýslumaður and Guðlaug Finnbogadóttir, was born about 1506 and died in Kolbeinsstaðir í Hnappadal.

Þórunn married Erlendur Þorvarðsson, lögmaður in 1525.

3504. Halldór Ormsson, son of Ormur Einarsson and Ragnheiður Þorvarðardóttir, was born about 1516 in Saurbær á Kjalarnesi, Kjósars..

Halldór married Þórdís Eyjólfsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

1752       i.  Eyjólfur Halldórsson, sýslumaður


3505. Þórdís Eyjólfsdóttir, daughter of Eyjólfur "mókollur" Gíslason and Helga Þorleifsdóttir, was born about 1520 in Hagi, Barðast.s..

Þórdís fled to Skálholt after she had born her brother´s child.

Þórdís married Halldór Ormsson.

3513. Margrét Arnljótsdóttir, daughter of Arnljótur Einarsson, was born about 1518 in Hruni, Árness..

Margrét married Björn Ólafsson, son of Ólafur Þorbjarnarson and Hallbera Egilsdóttir.

Barn þeirra:

          i.  Nikulás Björnsson was born about 1540 in Hruni, Árness. and died on 19 Apr 1600 about age 60.

Margrét next married.

Barn þeirra:

1756       i.  Geirmundur Jónsson



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