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=== G. V. C (Barney) Young ===
 
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George Vaughan Chichester Young (1921-) was born in Londonderry, educated in law in Belfast, served in the Royal Navy, qualified as a solicitor in 1946, and has worked in the Isle of Man in various legal posts since 1973. (Source: introduction to "[https://books.google.se/books?id=SkeKjJC4GeoC&dq=barney+young+isle+of+man&hl=no&source=gbs_navlinks_s From the Vikings to the Reformation: A Chronicle of the Faroe Islands up to 1538]" - Google Books)
  
 
=== P. A. Munch ===
 
=== P. A. Munch ===

Revision as of 03:17, 18 April 2016

This page is created based on a debate in the Geni discussion fora about the relationship (or lack of proof thereof) between the following historical persons:

The claim being made is that Harald was the father of Torlack, who was the father of Hallstein. The counterclaim is that there isn't enough evidence available to support either of those linkages.

The arguments being cited are:

  • Use of the Triskelion (three legs joined at the hip) by both the Skancke family and the kingdom of Man
  • Matching dates
  • Oral traditions

Contents

Evidence of the Legged Triskelion

On the Isle of Man

In the Skancke family

The name "Skancke" means "leg" or "shank". Whether it's singular or plural is debatable; in contemporary Danish, it's a plural.

The most commonly seen coat of arms for the Skancke family has a single leg, often wearing armor (as quoted from the Noregian Wikipedia). The examples seen with three legs are:

  • Iver Hirtzholm's book of arms (1670ish), claiming as its source a letter from 1303 related to Erling Amundsen. The legs here are bare.

Elsewhere

  • The Flag of Sicily has a triskelion of bare legs and a gorgon. Pliny the Elder (AD 23-79) mentions this symbol and relates it to the shape of the island. (Source: English Wikipedia)

Evidence of traditions

Authorities cited

G. V. C (Barney) Young

George Vaughan Chichester Young (1921-) was born in Londonderry, educated in law in Belfast, served in the Royal Navy, qualified as a solicitor in 1946, and has worked in the Isle of Man in various legal posts since 1973. (Source: introduction to "From the Vikings to the Reformation: A Chronicle of the Faroe Islands up to 1538" - Google Books)

P. A. Munch

Popular sources

These are non-authoritative; the interesting part is where they claim to have information from.

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