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Sjúrður or Sigurd was Løgmaður of the Shetland Islands and perhaps the Faroe Islands around 1300 .

Together with Bishop Erlendur, he was the author of the sheep letter of 1298, a new agricultural law for the Faroe Islands. They acted on behalf of Duke Håkon Magnusson of Norway and formed a kind of "commission" - apparently bypassing the Thing of the Faroe Islands , which could prevent Sjúrður from being its chairman (Løgmaður). Nevertheless, Sjúrður is mentioned as a possible Løgmaður in the official history of the Løgting.

In the German translation of 1757 by Lucas Debes ' Færoæ & Færoa Reserata 1673 the sheep letter - and thus also Sjúrður - is documented:

"We, Haagen by the grace of God, Duke of Norway, King Magni, the crowned son, send God's greetings to all who see, read or hear this letter, and his spiritual and dearest friend, Mr. Erlender, Bishop of Faroe Islands, and Mr. Sifvort, district judges on Hittland, so that they should [...] resolve the disputes. "

More is not known about Sjúrður, and Erlendur appears as the far more important man of his time in the Faroe Islands.


  • George VC Young: Færøerne. Fra vikingetiden til reformations. Rosenkilde & Bagger, Copenhagen 1982, ISBN 87-423-0371-0 , p. 54 f.
  • Lucas Jacobson Debes : Natural and Political History of the Faroe Islands. Translated from Danish by Christian Gottlob Mengel. Pelt, Copenhagen et al. 1757, ( digitized version of the original edition ; newly published, annotated and provided with an afterword by Norbert B. Vogt (= series of publications by the German-Faroese Circle of Friends, 9, ZDB -ID 1410781-8 ). Vogt, Mülheim ad Ruhr 2005, (the sheep letter in the version of 1637 in German: p. 156 ff.)).


  1. Løgtingið 150 - Hátíðarrit . Tórshavn 2002, Volume 2, p. 364. (Section Føroya løgmenn fram til 1816 ) ( PDF download ( Memento of 4 January 2014 in the Internet Archive ))
  2. ^ Håkon Magnusson
  3. Magnus the Law Reformer
  4. ^ Bishop Erlendur
  5. Sigurd
  6. Shetland