Freerslev Parish, Sorø, Denmark Genealogy

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Freerslev Church

History[edit | edit source]

In 1717 Freerslev was an annex of Ulse. The priest's farm on Ulsø suffered a fire on 20 April 1717 and neither place has parish records fore this date.

Freerslev Parish
Stift (diocese) Roskilde (Catholic) (Pre-1022-1537), Sjælland (1537-1922), Roskilde (1922-Present)
Provsti Ringsted herreds (Early-1808), Sorø amts (1808-1828), Ringsted og Alsted herreder (1828-1972), Ringsted-Sorø (1972-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Herlev-Freerslev (Early-1555), Ulse-Freerslev (1555-1775), Haslev-Freerslev (1775-Present)
Amtstue Ringsted (1660-1682), Ringsted og Sorø (1683-1870), Roskilde (1870-1971)
Len -1662 Ringsted
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Ringsted (1660-1748), Sorø og Ringsted (1748-1798), Sorø (1798-1970), Vestsjællands (1970-Present)
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Sorø
Herred (district) Ringsted
Kommune (municipality) Haslev-Freerslev (1842-1966), Haslev (1966-1970, 1970-Present)
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 20
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 32
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/121
Gods (estate) Jomfruens Egede gods; Bregentved gods

Place Names:[edit | edit source]


Banke Hus,

Farimagshus, Farimagshuse, Freerslev (Frerslev), Freerslev Annekshuse, Freerslev Hestehavehus, Freerslev Holtegaard, Freerslev Kirkehus, Freerslev Mølle, Freerslev Overdrav, Freerslev Præsteskovshus, Freerslev, Lb.,

Holtegaard, Holtehus, Høsten Torp, Høsten Torp, Lb.,

Langesnave, Langesnave Gde., Hse., Langsnog,



Sanderhuse, Sofiedal Hestehave

To see what kind of place it is you will need a Danish Gazetteer.

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Birth, Marriage, and Death Online Records[edit | edit source]

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Collections[edit | edit source]

  • Lægdsruller, Danish Military Levying Rolls, is a census of men eligible to join military (1789-1932)
What's on Lægdsruller and Søruller
Danish Military Levying Rolls (Lægdsruller)

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Click Denmark, Sorø Records for a full listing of records at the Family History Library, that may be digitized. Check back occasionally to see if your records have become available. In the meantime, some of them might be available at a Family History Center near you.

Click on "Places within Denmark, Sorø" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase.",
-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.3, Sorø Amt,
København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1921