Fyrendal Parish, Sorø, Denmark Genealogy

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Fyrendal Church

History[edit | edit source]

Fyrendal has traditionally been an annex of Kvislemark. By royal decree dated 22 June 1820 it was decided at the next vacancy in the Kvislemark chapelry, Bisserup hamlet should be transferred from Fyrendal to Holsteinborg parish. This vacancy occurred in 1822. If your ancestor lived in Bisserup, check Holsteinborg for later records. The priest's farm Kvislemark suffered a fire in October 1861. However, parish records for both Kvislemark and Fyrendal survive as early as 1718.

Fyrendal Parish
Stift (diocese) Roskilde (Catholic) (Pre-1022-1537), Sjælland (1537-1922), Roskilde (1922-Present)
Provsti Øster Flakkebjerg herreds (Early-1808), Sorø amts (1808-1828), Vester- Og Øster Flakkebjerg herreders (1828-1972), Skælskør (1972-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Kvislemark-Fyrendal (Early-1971), Kvislemark-Fyrendal-Førslev (1971-Present)
Amtstue Antvorskov (1660-1668), Antvorskov og Korsør (1668-1863), Slagelse (1863-1973)
Len -1662 Antvorskov
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Antvorskov og Korsør (1660-1798)
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Sorø (1798-1970), Vestsjællands (1970-Present)
Herred (district) Øster Flakkebjerg
Kommune (municipality) Kvislemark-Fyrendal (1842-1966), Holsteinborg (1966-1970), Skælskør og Fuglebjerg (1970-Present)
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 12
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 75
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/305
Gods (estate) Holsteinborg grevskab

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Fyrendal, Fyrendal Skov,


Hammershus, Havresmade,

Klattehuset, Klatterhuset, Kohave Huset,


Nyboder, Nyby, Lb., Nyrup,

Sandved, Sandved, Lb., Sandvedhuset, Skafterup, Skafterup, Lb., Sømmermose, Sømmermosen,

Tornemark, Tornemark Mølle, Tornemark, Lb.

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Family History Library Records[edit | edit source]

Click Denmark, Sorø Records for a full listing of records at the Family History Librarythat 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