Brita Samuelsdotter

Female4 September 1659–17 January 1740

Brief Life History of Brita

When Brita Samuelsdotter was born on 4 September 1659, in Norberg, Västmanland, Sweden, her father, Samuel Parlament, was 30 and her mother, Anna Gustafsdotter, was 26. She married Bengdt Bengtsson on 17 June 1683, in Norberg, Västmanland, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She died on 17 January 1740, in Hönsgärdet, Norberg, Västmanland, Sweden, at the age of 80, and was buried in Norberg, Västmanland, Sweden.

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Family Time Line

Bengdt Bengtsson
Brita Samuelsdotter
Marriage: 17 June 1683
Anna Bengtsdotter
Karin Bengtsdotter
Anders Bengtsson
Kerstin Bengtsdotter
Samuel Bengtsson
Brita Bengtsdotter
Anna Bengtsdotter
Karin Bengtsdotter
Maria Bengtsdotter
Sara Bengtsdotter

Sources (5)

  • Bryta Samuelsdr, "Sweden Marriages, 1630-1920"
  • Britta, "Sweden Baptisms, 1611-1920"
  • Brita in entry for Anders Bengtsson, "Sweden, Baptisms, 1611-1920"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 June 1683Norberg, Västmanland, Sweden
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (3)


    Age 26

    King Charles II barred Jews from settling in Stockholm.


    Age 39

    King Charles II invaded Denmark. Forced Danish King to sign Peace of Travendal.


    Age 61

    Northern War occurred.

    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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