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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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Difficult times at Liljeholmen – Erik Alfort and his children

Difficult times at Liljeholmen – Erik Alfort and his children

This is the fifth chapter of the chronicle From beyond the seas – A history of the Alfort family. While as we have seen Erik Alfort may not have been a suitable husband for Maria Sophia, there is no doubt that he had a lot in common with his father-in-law Gabriel Gyllenståhl. He too had a habit of …
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De första generationerna

De första generationerna

Jag har skrivit mycket om släktens första generationer i Sverige, så här kommer helt enkelt en liten översikt över rekommenderade inlägg. Rekommenderat The Alfort chronicle Liljeholmen i Torpa De gyllenståhlska fastigheterna – Dåtidens investeringar Skrivaren som greps för att rymma med Gabriel Gyllenståhls pengar Gabriel Ahlfort assists the sultan of Palembang Eriks meriter i flottan Erik …
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The price of wilfulness – Gabriel’s daughters

The price of wilfulness – Gabriel’s daughters

This is the fourth chapter of the chronicle From beyond the seas – A history of the Alfort family. Gabriel Gyllenståhl’s willpower and refusal to be gainsaid or overruled was a personality trait inherited by his eldest daughter Hedevig Margareta Gyllenståhl. The two wills of father and daughter were doomed to eventually clash, and perhaps surprisingly this conflict …
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A self-made investor of the 17th century – Gabriel Gyllenståhl

A self-made investor of the 17th century – Gabriel Gyllenståhl

This is the third chapter of the chronicle From beyond the seas – A history of the Alfort family. Erik Alfort’s father-in-law Gabriel Gyllenståhl is one of the most interesting personalities of his time, and perhaps also a somewhat misunderstood person, as his childhood has recently been shown to have been very different from what had previously …
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