Larsson was born about 1615 in Tjärkulla,
Kalmar Co., Sweden, and died December 30, 1677, in Tjärkulla,
Kalmar Co., Sweden, at about age 62. He is
the son of Lars
Borgesson of Sweden, and Unknown of Sweden.
was born Unknown in Sweden, and died
1670 in Tjärkulla,
Kalmar Co., Sweden, at age Unknown. She is
the daughter of Anders Unknown of Sweden and
Unknown of Sweden.
were married December 11,
1642, in Sweden.
Anna Andersdotter had
After Anna Andersdotter died, Måns
married Ingeborg Unknown.
Ingeborg Unknown was born Unknown in
Sweden, and died Unknown in Sweden. She
is the daughter of Unknown.
were married about 1671 in Sweden.
had two children:
Born May 16, 1675, in
Kalmar Co., Sweden; Died Unknown.
Larsson was born about 1615 in
Kalmar Co., Sweden.
was born Unknown in
Unknown was born Unknown in Sweden
Måns Larsson and
Anna Andersdotter were married December 11,
1642, in Sweden.
Anna Andersdotter died 1670 in
Kalmar Co., Sweden, at age Unknown.
Måns Larsson and
Ingeborg Unknown were married about 1671 in Sweden.
December 30, 1677, in Tjärkulla,
Kalmar Co., Sweden, at
about age 62.
Ingeborg Unknown died Unknown in Sweden.
From Per Carlzon, March 2009:
Attached is information about our
ancestor Måns Larsson (b. abt 1615).
Måns Larsson was called "the state's
sawyer", which might have something to do with the oak forests in Tjärekulla
where he lived. The state needed the oak to building ships and it was forbidden
to cut down or delimbing the oaks. The state was responsible for the logging.
Måns Larsson was a trusted man. He signed the 1670 years Census and was a
juryman too and is mentioned in the court records 1669 and 1670. In 1674 the
people in Torsås tried to get Johan Wallerman selected to parson in Torsås. A
letter was sent to the bishop and the church administration in Kalmar. It was
undersigned "of some of the parishe's oldest bailies and jurymen, together with
some men of honour". Among them was Måns Larsson. Their efforts were fruitful.
Johan Wallerman was selected. In his youth he was too hot for porridge when he
found his soul love Anna Andersdotter. They had to pay 2 Daler for making love
before marriage. It took place in 1642. He was an enterprising man. In 1669 he
expanded his domains and together with his brother-in-law Per in Tånghult bought
a farm in neighbouring village in Björsebo. Anders Olufsson in Björsebo was
indigent. Maybe Anders Olufsson was Måns Larsson's father-in-law?
It was not uncommon back then that
the farms were deserted. The Danes ravaged at the border. After Gustav II Adolf
invaded and burned Kristianopel, the Danes revenged by burning down all farms in
Torsås on Christmas 1611. The same thing happened in 1616. "1616 Torsås was
totally ravaged and burned by the Danes" the record says. In 1629 there was 87
farms deserted, in 1631 the figure was 67. In 1644 Swedish forces tried to
invade Kristianopel. The border parishes (Danish and Swedish) made own peace
agreements. It had happened several times before. It angered the Danish
commander of Kristianopel that he sent his troops to Torsås the same year.
Torsås was once again ravaged with killings and fire. In 1645, there was 137
farms deserted. When Queen Kristina gave the Södra Möre (where Torsås belongs
to) to Axel Oxenstierna many left their farms. In 1651, 37 farms were deserted
in Torsås. 1653-1655 a severe plague hit Torsås and nearby parishes. Many people
died and farms were left deserted. Whole families died. Another war hit Torsås
in 1657. The Danes burned 37 farms in Torsås. Half of Björsebo was deserted in 1658
and in 1659 the whole farm. 1660 and 1661 half was deserted again. Måns Larsson's
farm in Björsebo was split between his son Per Månsson and Sven Månsson. In 1689
Per Månsson became in a financial difficult situation. Even though Björsebo was
in our relatives' hands for nearly 300 years.