OTTESEN ORNING, ERIC [SSNE 5372]

Surname
OTTESEN ORNING
First name
ERIC, ERIK
Nationality
NORWEGIAN
Region
VATNE
Social status
NOBILITY

Text source

Eric Ottesen Orning til Vatne (d.1645) eventually became a senior admiral in the Danish-Norwegian navy. Before that, however, he had to endure eighteen years of exile due to his marriage with Karen Mowatt, daughter of the Shetlander Andrew Mowatt of Hoveland. The marriage was considered illegal in Norway as the couple were first cousins once removed. They spent eighteen years in Scotland and the Dutch Republic before they were allowed back to Norway in 1627.

Norwegian Rigsarkiv, Danske Kanselli: Norske Kansellinnleg 1121/50, p.238; R. Fladby (ed.), Norske Kongebrev (6 vols., Oslo, 1962), I, p.242; A. Espelland, Skottene i Hordaland og Rogaland, pp.31-32; A.M. Wiesener, 'Axel Movat og Hans Slegt' in Bergens Historiske Forenings Skrifter, no. 36 (Bergen, 1930), p.93; H.C. Wolter, Adel og embede: Embedsfordelong og karriermobilitet hos den dansk-norske adel, 1588-1660 (Copenhagen, 1982), p.97); N.B. Probst, Christian 4.s fl├ąde (Copenhagen, 1996), passim

Service record

SCOTLAND, THE DUTCH REPUBLIC, SCOTLAND, THE DUTCH REPUBLIC
Arrived 1616-01-01
Departed 1627-12-31
Capacity EXILE, purpose MISC.