Brita Jonsdotter

Brief Life History of Brita

When Brita Jonsdotter was born about 1711, in Förlösa, Kalmar, Sweden, her father, Jons Parsson, was 30 and her mother, Lucy Nilsson, was 30. 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 63.

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Brita Jonsdotter
Marriage: 21 November 1731
Per Mansson
Jon Mansson
Per Mansson
Abraham Mansson
Karin Mansdotter
Anders Mansson

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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World Events (2)


Northern War occurred.


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.

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