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Bovense Parish, Svendborg, Denmark Genealogy


Bovense parish is an annex parish to Avnslev aka Aunslev parish.

Bovense Parish
Stift (diocese) Fyens Stift
Pastorat (chapelry) Aunslev-Bovense-Hjulby Pastorat
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Nyborg
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Svendborg
Herred (district) Vindinge
Kommune (municipality) Add here
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 63
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 63
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 3/76
Gods (estate) Juelsberg gods; Rørbæk gods; Fraudegård gods; Skovsbo gods på Fyn; Hindemae gods; Lundsgård gods

Place Names


Bovense, Brødløs,

Glambæk, Grønholt, Grønholtgaard,



Lysemose, Lysemosegaard,


Pilemose, Profithuse, Purrekrog, Purreskov,


Strandskov, Strandskovgaard, Strandtved, Strandtved Huse, Sølyst,


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

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  • Lægdsruller, Danish Military Levying Rolls, is a census of men eligible to join military (1789-1932)
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Danish Military Levying Rolls (Lægdsruller)

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


- Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase." <> Apr 2012

- Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4d ed. Vol. 4, Maribo, Odense, og Svenborg Amt. København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1923.