Brita Mattsdotter

Female5 September 1703–19 March 1773

Brief Life History of Brita

Brita Mattsdotter was born on 5 September 1703, in Järna, Dalarna, Sweden as the daughter of Matts Svensson and Karin Jonsdotter. She married Lars Larsson in 1731, in Järna, Dalarna, Sweden. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She died on 19 March 1773, in Jerna, Dalarna, Sweden, at the age of 69.

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Lars Larsson
Brita Mattsdotter
Marriage: 1731
Lisbet Larsdotter
Samuel Larsson
Carin Larsdotter

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  • Marriage
    1731Järna, Dalarna, Sweden
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (2)


    Age 17

    Northern War occurred.


    Age 40

    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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