Ronald Pearson

Abbreviation Ronald Pearson

Narrative

1. Christina Jonasdotter Berg born 1738, Svensta Undersåker Jämtland Sweden, died 07 Nov 1799, Näldön Näskott Jämtland Sweden. Married 1767 to Major Carl Fromhold Gyllenberg, born 31 Jul 1726 in Ålbogården, Ledsjö, died 03 Apr 1810 in Kristad, Sundetorp.

Parents

2. Jonas Olofsson Berg born 30 Apr 1704, Frösön Jämtland Sweden, occupation Kronobefallningsman, married 03 Nov 1721, in Brunflo Jämtland Sweden, Brita Andersdotter Bång, born 07 Mar 1702, Kjösta Alsen Jämtland Sweden, occupation Housewife, died 06 Jul 1769, Grytan Brunflo Jämtland Sweden, buried: 17 Jul 1769, Brunflo Jämtland Sweden. Jonas died 05 Jun 1782, Näldön Näskott Jämtland Sweden, buried: Näskott Jämtland Sweden. Served as Vaktmästare, Länsman, Expeditionsbefallningsman and Kronobefallnings man. Watchguard 1721, Länsman in Brunflo 1722-1732, in Undersåker 1732-174? He was succeeded as kronobefallningsman by his son-in-law Olof Granbom. It is said he and his wife had 12 children.

3. Brita Andersdotter Bång born 07 Mar 1702, Kjösta Alsen Jämtland Sweden, occupation Housewife, died 06 Jul 1769, Grytan Brunflo Jämtland Sweden, buried: 17 Jul 1769, Brunflo Jämtland Sweden. "1769 den 17 juli begrovs fru befallningsmanskan Brita Bång, som var född 1702 den 7 mars av kronolänsmannen Anders Bång och Brita Lund. Haft 12 barn, 9 döttrar och 3 söner. Sjukdomen var långvarig torrvärk."

Grand Parents

4. Olof Stensson Berg born 1668, Jämtland Sweden, occupation Vaktmästare, married in Frösön Jämtland Sweden, Brita Jonsdotter, born 09 Sep 1678, Jämtland Sweden, occupation Housewife, died 13 Dec 1753, Frösön Jämtland Sweden, buried: Frösön Jämtland Sweden. Olof died 08 Jan 1764, Myssjö Jämtland Sweden, buried: 23 Jan 1764, Myssjö Jämtland Sweden. Was Vaktmästare (in charge of the watch guards) at Frösö Prison in Jämtland for almost 50 years. At that time, Frösö was the only prison in Jämtland. Had good health and had hearing, sight, and speech intact until his last day.

5. Brita Jonsdotter born 09 Sep 1678, Jämtland Sweden, occupation Housewife, died 13 Dec 1753, Frösön Jämtland Sweden, buried: Frösön Jämtland Sweden.

6. Anders Eriksson Bång born 1660, Ånge Stöde Medelpad Sweden, occupation Kronolänsman, married 25 Jan 1697, in Offerdal Jämtland Sweden, Brita Mosesdotter Lund, born 1664, Bäcken Offerdal Jämtland Sweden, occupation Housewife, died Alsen Jämtland Sweden.

Länsman in the tingslag of Offerdal from about 1679 to 1719. His successor was his nephew, the Länsman Erik Nilsson Kiöstadius, only in his 20's at the time. The länsman was provided with the farm Kösta #2 which was owned by the state.

In 1715 Anders was appointed länsman in Oviken tingslag, but is back at Kösta in 1724. In his old age he is länsman again in 1727 living at the länsmansgård Skottgården #1 until 1731.

In 1732, his son-in-law, Johan Ifvarsson Boman, has taken over as länsman. It is assumed that Anders and his wife, Brita, were living with the Boman family. Later, Boman lived in the parish of Maby, but those records are lost, so it is not possible to find when Anders Bång and Brita Lund passed away. Boman died in Hallen on 26 Sep 1765.

7. Brita Mosesdotter Lund born 1664, Bäcken Offerdal Jämtland Sweden, occupation Housewife, died Alsen Jämtland Sweden. Records regarding her death cannot be located.

Great Grand Parents

12. Erik Eriksson Bång occupation Kronolänsman, married in Medelpad Sweden, Segrid Persdotter, born 10 Sep 1630, Sundsvall Medelpad Sweden, occupation Housewife, died 23 Jul 1714, Kjösta Alsen Jämtland Sweden, buried: Alsen Jämtland Sweden. Erik died ca 1670, Alsen Jämtland Sweden. Named Bång in the obituaries of his children, I can't find he used that surname when he was alive. He was from the parish of Stöde, Medelpad, and was appointed Länsman in the tingslag of Alsen and came to Jämtland around 1660. He died in the late 1670's. He was the first "Swedish Länsman" to serve as prior to 1648 this area was under Danish rule. He was succeded as Länsman by his son, Per, who was later appointed Länsman in the tingslag of Hallen.

13. Segrid Persdotter born 10 Sep 1630, Sundsvall Medelpad Sweden, occupation Housewife, died 23 Jul 1714, Kjösta Alsen Jämtland Sweden, buried: Alsen Jämtland Sweden. Was the daughter of burgher Peder Olofsson Maijman and Brita Olofsdotter.

14. Moses Andersson Lund born 07 Sep 1629, Lund Skellefteå Västerbotten Sweden, occupation Länsman, married 1664, in Alsen Jämtland Sweden, Segrid Andersdotter Sundia, born 1646, Hälsinge Hälsingland Sweden, occupation Länsmans wife, died 08 Jun 1705, Bäcken Offerdal Jämtland Sweden, buried: Offerdal Jämtland Sweden. Moses died 14 Apr 1691, Bäcken Offerdal Jämtland Sweden, buried: Offerdal Jämtland Sweden.

Moses was a Länsman (sheriff) in Offerdal parish and is written about in Offerdal history books, sort of a 'champion' for the common man. A länsman was a person, who in his home territory, had a good reputation and was familiar with the conditions. One is found in each court. He is called "bondelänsman" (farmer-sheriff) and in old times could most often not read nor write. He was a locally elected farmer and was an ombudsman between the common folk and the high-sheriff.

The teacher, chemist and author, Urban Hjärne (1641-1724) visited Jämtland in the year 1685 and was invited to a wedding. The sheriff, Moses Andersson Lund, held the wedding of his daughter, Helena, to Fänriken Lars Holmer. Hjärne wrote about it in his travel diary: " We had a merry time, danced and hopped with the minister's daughters, the bride, and her attendants as best we could." Hjärne also said of Moses that "He looked more dignified and better than his actual station (in life).

This is not to say that Moses was a saint. In 1683 Moses, together with 455 other farmers from Jämtland and neighboring läns (counties) went to market day at Levanger in Norway. He called himself Länsman Moses "Eriksson" of Offerdal in Jämtland. He traveled with, among other things, 3 horses, 5 moose hides, 6 loads of malt, rye flour and more. The farmers often traveled back to Sweden with horses, herring, salt, French liquor and wine, tobacco and creams.

On this particular trip there came up an intense situation between the Norwegian Toll Authority and the Swedish farmers. The Jämtland farmers were taken unaware by the Norwegian Toll Authority, and there was an uneasiness among the farmers. The Norwegians called in the military and the reluctant declareres became more or less unwilling to travel to the Trade Inspector's house to give witness. It is found in the description of what happened this small detail to note: It was the sheriff in Offerdal who was first of all of the 455 farmers to get to the Trade Inspector's place, and it is noted in the registration introduction that he freely gave disclosure and got the (local) sheriff to calm himself and then went to the Trade Inspector and offered his accounts.

The following incident occurred several years after his death.

"In the fall and spring the minister held the so called "clerical survey mass" at the church. There the parish residents would read and answer questions for the clerical survey. At this high performance both young and old were present. It was usual among the people that some from each farm would be there. Those who lived a long way from the church came and stayed in the village close to the church.

At one such event the minister asked the assembled 'Who Moses was'. An old woman came up and answered that - "He is was the sheriff at Bättja." It is said that the minister's face dropped!

 

 

 

 

15. Segrid Andersdotter Sundia born 1646, Hälsinge Hälsingland Sweden, occupation Länsmans wife, died 08 Jun 1705, Bäcken Offerdal Jämtland Sweden, buried: Offerdal Jämtland Sweden. Father was the Chaplin Anders Sundius in Offedal Parish.

Great Great Grand Parents

24. Erik Eriksson born Fanbyn Stöde Medelpad Sweden, occupation Bonde, married Unknown.

25. Unknown.

28. Anders Kristiansson born 1592, Lund Skellefteå Västerbotten Sweden, occupation Kronolänsman, riksdagsman, married Brita Andersdotter, born 1600, Skellefteå Västerbotten Sweden, occupation Länsmans wife, died after 1663, Lund Skellefteå Västerbotten Sweden. Anders died 1663, Lund Skellefteå Västerbotten Sweden.

29. Brita Andersdotter born 1600, Skellefteå Västerbotten Sweden, occupation Länsmans wife, died after 1663, Lund Skellefteå Västerbotten Sweden.

30. Anders Petri Sundius born 1610, Söderala Sunds by Hälsingland Sweden, occupation Kapellan, married Helena Olofsdotter, born 1612, Söderhamn Hälsingland Sweden, occupation Housewife, died 1676, Kjösta Alsen Jämtland Sweden, buried: Offerdal Jämtland Sweden. Anders died 1679, Kjösta Alsen Jämtland Sweden, buried: Offerdal Jämtland Sweden. University i Uppsala 1635 - Anders Petri

Komminister i Offerdal 1648-1679. Hälsinge, född i Söderala, Sunds by, inskrefs vt. 1635 som stud. i Upsala, tjänstgjorde först i Hälsingland. Tjänstlös stod han med familj på bar backe, då han 1645 förordnades till komm. i Njurunda och efter ett års tjänst där genom byte erhöll sacellanien i Selånger (se d.II, s.280). År 1648 25 nov. ankom han till Alsen, insattes Följaned 8 Dec. ss. kapellan af prosten och fick bo på Alsens prästbord. Under åren 1651-1652 rådde emellertid tvist mellan bönderna i Alsen, Kyrkoherden Olof i Trång och kapellanen. Kyrkoherden tillät honom ej bo på prästbordet, och bönderna ville ha en i socknen infödd studerande Olof Erici Alsenius. Vid prostvisitationen 18 Mars 1652 undersöktes de klagepunkter, som behålla sin tjänst, men tycks ha måst flytta från prästbordet, ty had kallas senare herr Anders i Kiösta. Han var en begifven, from och mer enfaldig än arger man, tillika enögd (monoculus). Stamfader för släkten Sundius, afled han 1679. Prosten i Offerdal Z. Plantin köpte af hans arfvingar för 150 dlr en stuga på Alsens prästbord jämte ett medföljande

References

    1. Bång, Anders Eriksson