Female1722–25 November 1800

Brief Life History of Mette

When Mette JESDATTER was born in 1722, in Gårslev, Holmans, Vejle, Denmark, her father, Jes Nielsen, was 35 and her mother, Gissel Jørgensdatter, was 22. She married Thomas Pedersen on 6 November 1762, in Gårslev, Holmans, Vejle, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 25 November 1800, at the age of 78, and was buried in Gauerslund, Koldinghus, Denmark.

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Michel Jensen
Jorgen Mikkelsen
Christen Mikkelsen
Jens Michelsen
Christian Michelsen
Niels Mikkelsen
Maren Mikkelsen
Jens Michelsen
Gissel Michelsen
An Catherine Michelsen

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  • Mette Jensdatter, døbt (christening)

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Age 7

Greenland becomes Danish province.

1730 · Danish Asia Company

Age 8

The Danish Asiatic Company was a trading company established to revive the dwindling Danish trade with the East Indies and China. It was taken over by the Danish government in 1772 and continued to run until around 1843.

1744 · Hirschholm Palace

Age 22

Hirschholm Palace was a royal palace located in present-day Horsholm municipality just north of Copenhagen. It was one of the finest buildings of its time and became known as the Versailles of the North. It developed a bad reputation in connection with its role in the affair between Johann Friedrich Struensee and Queen Caroline Mathilda in the 1770s. After that it fell into disrepair and was demolished in 1809.

Name Meaning

An extremely common given name from the Middle Ages onwards, derived via Old French Marguerite and Latin Margarita from Greek Margarītēs, from margaron ‘pearl’, a word ultimately of Hebrew origin. The name was always understood to mean ‘pearl’ throughout the Middle Ages. The first St Margaret was martyred at Antioch in Pisidia during the persecution instigated by the Emperor Diocletian in the early 4th century. However, there is some doubt about her name, as the same saint is venerated in the Orthodox Church as Marina . There were several other saintly bearers of the name, including St Margaret of Scotland ( d. 1093 ), wife of King Malcolm Canmore and daughter of Edmund Ironside of England. It was also the name of the wife of Henry VI of England, Margaret of Anjou ( 1430–82 ), and of Margaret Tudor ( 1489–1541 ), sister of Henry VIII , who married James IV of Scotland and ruled as regent there after his death. See also Margery , Marjorie .

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

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