Mette Christensdatter

1 December 1782–5 January 1868
Trustrup, Dølby, Hindborg, Viborg, Denmark

The Life Summary of Mette

When Mette Christensdatter was christened on 1 December 1782, in Trustrup, Dølby, Hindborg, Viborg, Denmark, her father, Christen Espersen, was 35 and her mother, Maren Roersdatter, was 35. She married Jens Jensen Bønding on 24 July 1812, in Dølby, Skivehus, Denmark. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 5 January 1868, in Dølby, Hindborg, Viborg, Denmark, at the age of 85, and was buried in Dølby, Hindborg, Viborg, Denmark.

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Family Time Line

Jens Jensen Bønding
1761–1851
Mette Christensdatter
1782–1868
Marriage: 24 July 1812
Niels Christian Jensen Bønding
1814–1877
Niels Jensen
1817–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 July 1812Dølby, Skivehus, Denmark
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (2)

    World Events (8)

    1789 · Old Artillery Barracks, Christianshavn
    The Old Artillery Barracks was the first of three barracks to be established in the Christianshavn district of Copenhagen. They were converted into barracks for the Artillery in 1789 and were used until 1923. Today, they have been converted into apartments and are listed for everyone.
    1792 · Det Classenske Fideicommis
    Det Classenske Fideicommis is a Danish charitable foundation formed by the industrialist Major General Johan Frederik Classen after he left behind his wealth and possessions in his will to help alleviate poverty and misery to those in the country. Today, it grants around 2 million kroner annually to those in need.
    1805 · Christianso Lighthouse
    The Christianso Lighthouse is one of Denmark's oldest lighthouses and the first to have a flashing light. It was built on the island of Christianso in the northern Baltic Sea.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Margareta
    Margaretta

    Sources (19)

    • 1850 Danish Census for the family of Niels Christian Jensen
    • Mette Christensdr, "Denmark, Marriages, 1635-1916"
    • Dølby parish death record for Mette Christensdatter

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