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Timeline

Year Month Event Description Reference
1103 Hakon the Imperious 22nd and Magnus the Martyr  23rd Earls Sons of Paul and Erlend joint rulers St Clairs of the Isles (Sinclair)
   1110? Harald Slettmali Jarl of Orkney and Earl of Caithness Complete Peerage
1115 Magnus the Martyr 23rd Earl Killed on Hakon's orders St Clairs of the Isles (Sinclair)
1118 Knights Templars founded At site of Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem. Hugh de Payens, linked to Catherine St. Clair is first Grand Master Laurel Fechner                                                               Tim Wallace-Murphy
1120 John Sinclair, Earl of Essex Son of Eudo Dapifer, the Lord of Colchester, and g.g.son of Malger created Earl of Essex History of the Sinclair Family in Europe and America (Morrison)
1122 Hakon the Imperious 22nd Earl Dies. Succeeded by sons Harald the Orator 24th Earl and Paul II the Silent 25th Earl St Clairs of the Isles (Sinclair)
1123 William Sinclair of Corbeil Created Archbishop of Canterbury Dictionary of English Church History
1127 Harold the Orator 24th Earl Who held Caithness from the King of Scots poisoned by wearing a garment being made for Paul St Clairs of the Isles (Sinclair)
1127 Erlend III the Younger 26th Earl Son of Harald the Orator shares title jointly with Paul 25th Earl St Clairs of the Isles (Sinclair)
1129 Macwilliam designated Earl of Caithness Peerage of Scotland (Douglas)
1129 Hugh de Paynes with Catherine St. Clair Visit Sir Henry Sinclair of Roslin and initiated Templar headquarters at Balantrodoch Laurel Fechner
1135 King Stephen of England Crowned by Archbishop William Sinclair of Canterbury Dictionary of English Church History
1136 Paul II the Silent 25th Earl Dies. Succeeded by St. Rognvald III the Crusader, son of Magnus 23rd Earl St Clairs of the Isles (Sinclair)
1136 St. Rongvald III 27th Earl Starts building St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall in memory of his father St Clairs of the Isles (Sinclair)
1139 Harold II the Wicked 28th Earl Nephew of Harold I Scottish Earl of Caithness Orkney and Shetland St Clairs of the Isles (Sinclair)
1140? Paul 25th Earl Jarl of Orkney and Earl of Caithness Complete Peerage
 1147-49 Second Crusade
1150 Erling Carried off the beautiful Margaret, mother of Harald II, to the broch at Moussa, Shetland. Harold beseiged them but then agreed to the marriage. Prehistoric Times (Lord Avebury)
1152 Earl Rognvald of Caithness and Orkney Makes pilgrimage to Jerusalem The Orkneyinga Saga
1152 Harald Maddadson (Harold the Wicked) 28th Earl Arrived in Scrabster, Thurso in a war galley followed by Einstein King of Norway and captured The Orkneyinga Saga
1154 Laurence Sinclair Abbot of Eynehallow Niven Sinclair
1156 Erlend III the Younger 26th Earl Killed. Male line of earls of Orkney end. St Clairs of the Isles (Sinclair)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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