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Political farmers – Maria Catharina Ahlfort and her descendants

Political farmers – Maria Catharina Ahlfort and her descendants

(This is the seventh chapter of the text From beyond the seas – A history of the Alfort family) When Maria Catharina Ahlfort was finally allowed by court to marry her father’s farmhand Jonas Andersson, her father was forced to go back on his wishes and find a living for them. Jonas was willing to join the army, so …
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Alfortska öden / Brev och dagböcker / De första generationerna / In English / Originalen på Liljeholmen / Rekommenderat / Släktens historia i korta drag

Life and death on the seven seas – Captain Gabriel Ahlfort

Life and death on the seven seas – Captain Gabriel Ahlfort

This is the sixth chapter of the chronicle From beyond the seas – A history of the Alfort family Erik and Maria Sophia’s eldest son Gabriel Ahlfort had an eventful youth peppered with several perilous travels to such far-flung destinations as South Africa, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka and Mecca. He was so unusually well-travelled, in fact, that at his death in …
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Gabriel Ahlfort assists the sultan

Gabriel Ahlfort assists the sultan

On one of his travels to Batavia (present-day Jakarta), Gabriel Ahlfort was ordered to partake in an operation to help the sultan of Palembang suppress a riot on the island of Bangka. He probably looked forward to some action, given that he would later deplore the fact that he had never been involved in a naval …
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