Birthe Falchsdatter

Brief Life History of Birthe

When Birthe Falchsdatter was born on 9 April 1765, in Hesselbjerg, Sejerslev, Dueholm, Denmark, her father, Falch Cortsen Mønnert, was 45 and her mother, Kirsten Mønnert Andersdatter, was 41. She lived in Sejerslev, Morsø Nørre, Thisted, Denmark in 1834. She died on 6 November 1843, at the age of 78, and was buried in Sejerslev, Dueholm, Denmark.

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Falch Cortsen Mønnert
Kirsten Mønnert Andersdatter
Laurits Falchsen
Cordt Falchsen
Jochum Falchsen
Anders Falchsen
Jens Falchsen
Jacob Falchsen
Birthe Falchsdatter

Sources (6)

  • Danish Census for Kordt Falchsen Family
  • Birthe Falchesdatter in household of Talcher Cordtsen, "Denmark Census, 1834"
  • Probate record of Kirsten Andersdatter (transcript)

World Events (6)

1776 · Kongens Klub

The club was founded in 1776 by former members of Drejer's Club. It was initially known as Fich's Club. The latter name was a reference to Gottlieb Schreck who had purchased the House in 1775. He had adapted the interior to be used by the club. The club initially had 25 members but in 1778 the number of members had grown to 80. On 16 November 1782, the club was granted permission to use the name Kongens Klub (Royal Club). The club soon became a meeting place for members of the higher middle class.

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.

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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