Alfortska öden / Historier / In English / Rekommenderat / Släktens historia i korta drag / Smålandssläkten

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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De första generationerna / Historier / In English / Originalen på Liljeholmen / Rekommenderat / Släktens historia i korta drag

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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In English / Kultur, samhälle och affärsliv / Originalen på Liljeholmen / Rekommenderat / Släktens historia i korta drag / Tidiga försläkterna

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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In English / Originalen på Liljeholmen / Rekommenderat / Släktens historia i korta drag / Tidiga försläkterna

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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De första generationerna / In English / Rekommenderat / Släktens historia i korta drag

A fish out of water – Captain Erik Alfort

A fish out of water – Captain Erik Alfort

This is the second chapter of the chronicle From beyond the seas – A history of the Alfort family 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 – to several historical moments such …
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In English / Rekommenderat / Släktens historia i korta drag

The arrival of the Alfort family in Sweden

The arrival of the Alfort family in Sweden

This is the first chapter of the chronicle From beyond the seas – A history of the Alfort family 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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