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Document at Universitetsbiblioteket i Bergen

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Carl-Henry Geschwind

The Universitetsbiblioteket i Bergen has a document issued 20 July 1622 in Leikanger, Sogn og Fjordane. According to the online description at http://marcus.uib.no/instance/charter/ubb-1622-07-20.html, its content is as follows:

 

"Sølfest Tørjessøn på Åfet, Feios i Tjugum skipreide kunngjør, at han har solgt til Anders Lauritssøn på For i Luster en jordpart i Takle i Lavik skipreide på Sognfjara, som var hans barns rette og sanne odel. Han takker for god betaling. Sjøfests to sønner og svoger underskriver skjøtet, og lensmann i Tjugum skipreide og to andre menn blir anmodet om å besegle det."

 

I am very interested in finding out the names of Sølfest's two sons and "svoger" (sons-in-law?), as I suspect that one of the ancestors whom I am tracing, Erik Åfet, may be one of them. Unfortunately, the actual document is not online, and as I am in the United States, I can't just drive over to Bergen to look it up.

 

Whom should I turn to in order to get either a digital photograph or at least a transcription of this document?

 

Thanks!

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Carl-Henry Geschwind
On 2/22/2019 at 2:47 PM, Torodd Kinn said:

Try sending an e-mail to ubbspes@ub.uib.no and ask what they can do for you.

 

Thank you again for this suggestion. They were able to send me a PDF of the document, which shows indeed that Erik Åfet was Erik Sølfestsson Åfet (Erich Sølfestszønn I Aafidt), son of Sølfest Tørresson Åfet (Sølfest Tørissenn paa Aafitt). This adds two generations to what was in Lyngvær's Ættesoga for Leikanger.

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Torodd Kinn
2 hours ago, Carl-Henry Geschwind said:

 

Thank you again for this suggestion. They were able to send me a PDF of the document, which shows indeed that Erik Åfet was Erik Sølfestsson Åfet (Erich Sølfestszønn I Aafidt), son of Sølfest Tørresson Åfet (Sølfest Tørissenn paa Aafitt). This adds two generations to what was in Lyngvær's Ættesoga for Leikanger.

Excellent!

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Carl-Henry Geschwind

For the sake of completeness, the others signing the document are Sølfest's son Thørisz Sølfestszønn Stierefuet [??] (Lyngvær notes that he lived at Sternegjerd 1625-1637 before moving to Feidje/Fedjane) and "Minn Suoger Hellie Fosze paa Søstrand" (Hellie Fosze in Siøstrand Skibredt paid head-tax in 1645 for his wife Sylue Sylfestdtr; the 1622 document thus indicates that she was a daughter of Sølfest Tørresson Åfet). The witnesses are "Lauridtz Simmenszen paa Fedie Lennszmannd i Thiugumbs skibrede, Hoffuer Knudtszenn paa Rinndt, som er Neste Odelszmand efter Minne Børnn thil samme godtz och Olluff Arnneszenn i Brenedall [Brenndall?]."

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Terje Tandsether

This is very interesting for me! Helge Jonsen Fosse and his wife Sylvi Sylfestsdatter are my ancestors. I did not know where she came from, but the document proves that her father was Sølfest Tørressen Åfet, a son of Tørres Åfet in 1563.

 

Thanks for sharing this document with us!

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Carl-Henry Geschwind
31 minutes ago, Terje Tandsether said:

Here is "Erich Siluestersen, hans Alder 20 Aar" in a document from February 1615 (right side)

 

Beautiful! The age is about right, because Erich Aafid first appeared in the tax lists as a huusmand in 1620 (https://www.digitalarkivet.no/rk20080828680809, right side, fourth name from top).

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