Alfortska öden / De första generationerna / Diverse forskning / Frågor & mysterier / In English / Kultur, samhälle och affärsliv / Originalen på Liljeholmen / Rekommenderat / Släktens historia i korta drag / Släktens olika grenar / Släktträd / Tidiga försläkterna

From beyond the seas (Chapter 1)

From beyond the seas (Chapter 1)

From beyond the seas – A history of the Alfort family. Chapter 1 From beyond the seas The Alfort family came to Sweden in the middle of the 17th century when a master shipbuilder emigrated from England, but according to family tradition his ancestors were originally huguenot refugees fleeing religious persecution in France. Church registers and other archives of historical documents can …
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Alfortska öden / De första generationerna / In English / Originalen på Liljeholmen / Rekommenderat / Släktens historia i korta drag

A fish out of water – Captain Erik Alfort (Chapter 2)

A fish out of water – Captain Erik Alfort (Chapter 2)

From beyond the seas – A history of the Alfort family. Chapter 2 A fish out of water – Captain Erik Alfort Captain Erik Alfort is the earliest named member of the Swedish Alfort family and ancestor of every Alfort in Sweden. He had an interesting career in the navy where he contributed – directly or indirectly …
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De första generationerna / Gyllenståhlska försläkten / In English / Kultur, samhälle och affärsliv / Originalen på Liljeholmen / Rekommenderat / Släktens historia i korta drag / Tidiga försläkterna

A self-made investor of the 17th century – Gabriel Gyllenståhl (Chapter 3)

A self-made investor of the 17th century – Gabriel Gyllenståhl (Chapter 3)

From beyond the seas – A history of the Alfort family. Chapter 3 A self-made investor of the 17th century – Gabriel Gyllenståhl 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 …
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Alfortska öden / De första generationerna / Gyllenståhlska försläkten / In English / Originalen på Liljeholmen / Rekommenderat / Släktens historia i korta drag

The price of wilfulness – Gabriel’s daughters (Chapter 4)

The price of wilfulness – Gabriel’s daughters (Chapter 4)

From beyond the seas – A history of the Alfort family. Chapter 4 The price of wilfulness – Gabriel’s daughters 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 …
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Alfortska öden / Brev och dagböcker / De första generationerna / In English / Originalen på Liljeholmen / Rekommenderat / Släktens historia i korta drag

Difficult times at Liljeholmen – Erik Alfort and his children (Chapter 5)

Difficult times at Liljeholmen – Erik Alfort and his children (Chapter 5)

From beyond the seas – A history of the Alfort family. Chapter 5 Difficult times at Liljeholmen – Erik Alfort and his children 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 …
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