Lellinge Parish, Præstø, Denmark Genealogy

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Guide to Lellinge, Præstø, Denmark ancestry, family history, and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records.

History[edit | edit source]

Lellinge was an annex of Ølsemagle parish until 1555 when both places became annexes of Køge parish. This lasted until 1581 and then they were split off from Køge and became their own chapelry again. Then on 22 April 1663 they were combined with Køge again. For Lellinge, this lasted until 19 March 1734 when it was combined with Lellinge Chapel. This ended on 19 May 1738 and 30 May 1738 it was officially added as an annex to [Højelse Parish, København, Denmark Genealogy|Højelse]] and has remained so ever since.

Lellinge Parish
Stift (diocese) Roskilde (Catholic) (Pre-1022-1537), Sjælland (1537-1922), Roskilde (1922-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Ølsemagle-Lellinge (Early-1555, 1581-1663), Køge-Ølsemagle-Lellinge (1555-1581, 1663-1734), Lellinge-Lellinge Kloster (1734-1738), Højelse-Lellinge (1738-Present)
Len -1662 Add here
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Tryggevælde
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Præstø
Herred (district) Bjæverskov
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 13
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 13
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2 / 82
Gods (estate) Vallø gods; Lellinge gods, Spanager gods, Taagerød gods; Vallø stifts gods; Vallø birk Birketing

Place Names[edit | edit source]

Græsmark Skov, 



Kokkeledshus, Krageskov, Krageskovbakke, Krageskovshuset,

Lellinge, Lellinge Degnebolig, Lellinge Frihed, Lellinge Kongebrohus, Lellinge Mølle, Lellinge Overdrev, Lellinge Skovridergaard, Lellinge Teglgaardshus, Lellingegaard Hgd.,

Ny Lellingegaard,

Skovhus Vænge,

Teglgaarden, Telglgaardshus,

Yderholm, Yderholms Kro, Yderholms Markhus,


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

  • Surrounding Parishes

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

  • Free Online Database:
The vast majority of research you do in Denmark will be in church parish registers, which are held in the Danish State Archives available online at ARKIVALIERONLINE. Select your county and parish from the drop-down lists.
  • Help Reading Danish Records:
Denmark Parish Register Headings provides translated examples of parish headings. You will be able to interpret much of what is in the records using these headings. Danish Genealogical Word List covers typical terms found in the records. Denmark Feast Day Calendars will help you translate dates written in feast day form. Denmark surnames are patronymic and change every generation, so carefully study Denmark Personal Names.
  • Help Reading Old Handwriting:
  • Knowing What to Look for Next:
To understand the best research strategies for these records, see Denmark Church Records Christenings Guide.

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, Præstø 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, Præstø" and then select your parish.

References[edit | edit source]

-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." http://www.krabsen.dk/stednavnebase/

-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.3, Sorø, Præstø, og Bornholms Amt, København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1921