Brita Jonsdotter

about 1711–2 February 1773 (Age 62)
Förlösa, Kalmar, Sweden

The Life Summary of Brita

When Brita Jonsdotter was born about 1711, in Förlösa, Kalmar, Sweden, her father, Jons Parsson, was 28 and her mother, Lucy Nilsson, was 28. She married Mons PERSSON on 21 November 1731, in Förlösa, Kalmar, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 2 February 1773, in her hometown, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Mons PERSSON
1701–1756
Brita Jonsdotter
1711–1773
Marriage: 21 November 1731
Per Mansson
1733–1734
Jon Mansson
1736–
Per Mansson
1738–
Abraham Mansson
1740–
Karin Mansdotter
1744–1803
Anders Mansson
1746–

Spouse and Children

Children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

Siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (2)

1720
Age 9
Northern War occurred.
1743
Age 32
In Treaty of Abo, Sweden ceded southeast Finland to Russia.

Name Meaning

Borrowing of the Irish name Brighid ( see Bridget ). This name owes its enormous popularity in Scandinavia, especially in Sweden, to St Birgitta ( 1304–73 ), patron saint of Sweden. She was a noblewoman who bore her husband eight children. After his death, she founded an order of nuns, the ‘Bridgettines’ or Order of the Most Holy Saviour. She also went to Rome, where she attempted to reform religious life.

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

Possible Related Names

Birgitta
Birgitte
Berit
Birthe
Britt
Britta
Birte

Sources (1)

  • Borta Jonsdotter in entry for Per Mansson and Gunnela Ollesdotter, "Sweden, Halland Church Records, 1615-1904; index 1615-1860"

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