Juditha Jensdatter

1730–12 January 1799 (Age 69)
Smestad, Rælingen, Akershus, Norway

The Life Summary of Juditha

When Juditha Jensdatter was born in 1730, in Smestad, Rælingen, Akershus, Norway, her father, Jens Jacobsen, was 32 and her mother, Karen Olsdatter, was 45. She married Joen Christensen Myre on 4 July 1753. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 12 January 1799, in Vestre Bærum, Bærum, Akershus, Norway, at the age of 69, and was buried in Vestre Bærum, Bærum, Akershus, Norway.

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Family Time Line

Elias Gundersen
1734–1776
Juditha Jensdatter
1730–1799
Marriage: 19 October 1757
Karen Eliasdatter
1759–1805
Dorte Eliasdatter
1765–1779
Marthe Eliasdatter
1761–1776
Gunder Eliasen Staavi
1766–
Berte Eliasdatter
1769–1772
Laers Eliasen
1772–1772
Berte Eliasdatter
1773–1820

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World Events (2)

1736 · Confirmation & education
Age 6
Law of 1736 legally established Confirmation in the Lutheran Church which led to organized education for all children. These became important records which the Pastor kept.
1739 · Universal schooling
Age 9
First school law to begin universal schooling in Norway. They taught the subjects of Christianity, reading, writing, arithmetic. Compulsory schooling from the age of seven and at least until ten to twelve years old.

Name Meaning

Biblical name, meaning ‘Jewess’ or ‘woman from Judea’, borne by a Jewish heroine whose story is recorded in the Book of Judith in the Apocrypha. Judith is portrayed as a beautiful widow who delivers her people from the invading Assyrians by gaining the confidence of their commander, Holofernes, and cutting off his head while he is asleep; without their commander, the Assyrians are duly routed. This has been a perennially popular Jewish name. In the English-speaking world it was taken up in the 16th century, having been in occasional use among Gentiles before this: for example, it was borne by a niece of William the Conqueror. It enjoyed great popularity between the 1940s and the 1960s. Today's notable bearers include the American novelist Judith Krantz ( b. 1928 ) and the Scottish composer Judith Weir ( b. 1954 ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Sources (11)

  • Judithe Jensdr in entry for Birthe Eliasen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"
  • Judita Jensdaatter, "Norway Marriages, 1660-1926"
  • Juditte Jensdaatter in entry for Christen Joensen, "Norway Baptisms, 1634-1927"

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