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Larry Melander

I'm looking for some help in interpreting an entry found in Rollag Bygdebok for Kleivan farm.  I have attached it below.  I have used Google-Translate but some words it doesn't recognize.  Specifically I'm trying to figure out what a kyrlag is and also the comment regarding a markebol.  Any help would be appreciated.

 

Rollag Bygdebok Bind V p. 191 for Kleivan farm and appears to list the breakdown of inheritance of Niri and Turid's children-

Det er temmeleg mykje gods som skal skiftast.  Fyrst skiftar dei odelsgodset mellom ungane i kyrlag pa ein slik mate at det gar 8 kyrlag på eit markebol.  Det vert skifta slik:

Nils får 14 kyrlag i Kleivan

Birgit får 4 kyrlag i Kleivan, 4 kyrlag i Mykstu og 1 kyrslag i Kittilsland

Torgeir og Oluf får 28 kyrlag i Haslerud til saman

Gro får 4 kyrlag i Mockestue, 4 kyrlag i Rollag (Tinn?) og 1 kyrlag i Kleivan

Sigrid får 4 kyrlag i Haslerud og 5 kyrlag i Kleivan

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Larry Melander

Thanks for the links to the definitions.  When I use Google to translate it for me- it has a hard time with some words and the results are somewhat confusing.  It appears a "kyrlag" is a measure of value for a farm and is equal to "a 3-8 year old cow with at least one calf" and that it's value also could be equaled in a number of sheep or goats.  However, the markebol definition Google comes up with is very confusing.  Could you humor me and give me a short definition in English??

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Larry Melander

Else-

perhaps to make it easier for you- could you just decipher the first sentence

"Det er temmeleg mykje gods som skal skiftast.  Fyrst skiftar dei odelsgodset mellom ungane i kyrlag pa ein slik mate at det gar 8 kyrlag på eit markebol."

 

 

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Ivar S. Ertesvåg
10 timer siden, Larry Melander skrev:

 However, the markebol definition Google comes up with is very confusing.  Could you humor me and give me a short definition in English??

Google translate has some deficiencies... In this case, also humans may struggle.

The lokalhistoriewiki.no explanation covers a variation with geography and chronology.  If we restrict this to Rollag = østlandet and time = after 1600 (1700?), the following can be extracted:

markebol was an ancient term, which had lost its orignal meaning. In the 1600s/1700s, the value of this unit varied from case to case. However, the origial value of markebol was still used among the peasants, although with an individual  "exchage rate" to a contemporary, more unified unit (e.g. kyrlag).

 

10 timer siden, Larry Melander skrev:

"Det er temmeleg mykje gods som skal skiftast.  Fyrst skiftar dei odelsgodset mellom ungane i kyrlag pa ein slik mate at det gar 8 kyrlag på eit markebol."

Something like

There is quite a lot of land property to be divided (among the heirs/children). First, they divided the "odelsgods" between the kids, such that there were 8 kyrlag in a markebol.

 

In this case it seems that the number of markebol was evaluated for all or parts of the properties, and then converted to 8 kyrlag per markebol.

The convertion enabled summarizing the markebol properties and other parts of the inheritance.

 

 

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Larry Melander

Thanks so much for the help.

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