Rosenkrantz

Rosenkrantz


This family, made famous by Shakespeare in Hamlet along with the Gyldenstierne family (Rosencrantz & Gilderstern), originated in Jutland in Denmark. They came to hold estates there and in Scania in Sweden, more specifically in Oxie, Bara, Helsingborg, Skytt, Herrested and Frosta County Districts. The vast majority of holdings were however in Denmark. It originates with a man called Iver and of whom nothing else is known. He had issue a son Niels Iversen, who died before 1355 and married Susanne Nielsdatter (Gyldenstierne) and their issue follows: [n.b. this may or may not be conclusive, cf. DAA 1910 and later for corrections]

1. Iver Nielsen, known 1347, died before 1383, married 1stly Margrete Clausdatter (Limbek) and 2ndly Tove Ovesdatter (Hvide).
1.1. Niels Iversen, known 1367-1411, married Christine Absalonsdatter (Ulfled).
1.1.1. Jens Nielsen, died young.
1.1.2. Otte Nielsen, known 1420, died before 1477, married Else Holgersdatter (Krognos).
1.1.2.1. Anne, died young.
1.1.2.2. Erik Ottesen, known 1459, died 1503, married Sophie Henriksdatter (Gyldenstierne).
1.1.2.2.1. Otte Eriksen, died before 1492.
1.1.2.2.2. Mogens Eriksen, known 1472, died 1486.
1.1.2.2.3. Henrik Eriksen, died young.
1.1.2.2.4. Knud Eriksen, died before 1492.
1.1.2.2.5. Niels Eriksen, known 1486, died 1528, married 1stly Margrete Bosdatter (Fleming) and 2ndly Anne Herniksdatter (Meinsdorff).
1.1.2.2.6. Jörgen Eriksen, known 1492, died 1496.
1.1.2.2.7. Henrik Eriksen, known 1492, killed in battle 1500.
1.1.2.2.8. Holger Eriksen, known 1485, died 1496.
1.1.2.2.8.1. Holger Holgersson Rosenkrantz, born 1496, killed in battle 1534, married Kirstine Jepsdatter (Friis af Haraldskjaer).
1.1.2.2.8.2. ?? Sophie, married Axel Brahe.
1.1.2.2.9. Tönne Eriksen died before 1492.
1.1.2.2.10. Anne, known 1517.
1.1.2.2.11. Karen, known 1481-1538.
1.1.2.2.12. Elsebe, married 1476 to Hans von Ahlefeldt.
1.1.2.2.13. Vibeke, died 1506, married Predbjörn (Putbus).
1.1.2.2.14. Mette, died 1503, married Eskild Göye.
1.1.2.2.15. Dorothea, died young.
1.1.2.2.16. Else, died young.
1.1.2.2.17. Kirstine, died 1509, married 1474 Jörgen Rud.
1.1.3. Skarsow Nielsen, known 1455.
1.1.4. Timme Nielsen, known 1433, died before 1457, married 1stly Birgitte Pedersdatter, 2ndly Abel Mattisdatter (Benderup), and 3rdly Karen Eilersdatter (Rönnow).
1.1.4.1. Erik Timmesen, known 1465, died before 1523, married 1stly Helvig Eriksdatter (Banner) and 2ndly Margrete Bosdatter (Hög).
1.1.4.1.1. Bege, died 1562, married 1stly Erik Lange, and 2ndly Anders Skeel.
1.1.4.1.2. Karen, married Ove Lunge.
1.1.4.2. Niels Timmesen, known 1453, died before 1485, married Inger Nielsdatter (Gyldenstierne).
1.1.4.2.1. Axel Nielsen Rosenkrantz, born 1472, died 1551, married Birgitte Lauridsdatter (Knob).
1.1.4.2.1.1. Erik Rosenkrantz, born 1516, died 1591, married 1stly Margrete Börgesdatter (Ulfstand), and 2ndly Maren Iversdatter (Juel). He presumably had descendants for which see DAA as above.
1.1.4.3. Anne, known 1496-1514, married Oluf Sommer.
1.1.4.4. Eiler Timmesen, born 1439, known 1458.
1.1.4.5. Mette, died before 1487, married Christen Skram.
1.1.4.6. Axel Timmesen, known 1499.
1.1.5. Mette, died 1436, married Laurens Mus.
1.1.6. Anders Nielsen Stygge, known 1431-78, married Berete Eilersdatter (Rönnow).
1.1.6.1. Niels Styggesen Rosenkrantz, known 1473, died 1533.
1.1.6.2. Eiler Stygge, known 1479, died about 1535, married Kirsten Pedersdatter (Gyldenstierne).
1.1.6.2.1. Stygge Rosenkrantz, known 1535, died 1571, married Maren Lauridsdotter (Knob).
1.1.6.2.2. Christoffer Stygge Rosenkrantz, known 1532, killed in battle 1565 unmarried.
1.1.6.2.3. Erik Stygge Rosenkrantz, known 1536, died 1561, married Mette ottesdatter (Huitfeldt).
1.1.6.2.4. Peder Stygge Rosenkrantz, known 1536, died 1570.
1.1.6.2.5. Jörgen Stygge Rosenkrantz, known 1536, died 1551, married Maren N. N.
1.1.6.2.6. Berete, known 1578, died 1586.
1.1.6.3. Erik Styggesen, known 1486, died 1535, married Kirsten Nielsdatter (Skram).
1.1.6.3.1. Berete, died 1537, married Hans Johansen (Lindenov).
1.1.6.3.2. Karen, died 1549, married about 1530 Eiler Hardenberg.
1.1.6.4. Timme Styggesen, known 1497-1506, married Kjöle Jakobsdatter (Gere).
1.1.6.4.1. Sidsel, known 1551, died 1557, married Erik Krummedige.
1.1.6.5. Anne, known 1517, married Jörgen Krumpen.
1.1.7. Susanne, died before 1455.
1.1.8. Niels Nielsen, known 1447, killed in battle 1452, married Ide Nielsdatter (Banner).
1.1.8.1. Erik Nielsen, born 1447, died 1505, married Kirsten Nielsdatter (Skram).
1.1.8.2. Anne, born 1443, died 1535, married Niels Gundesen (Lange).
1.1.8.3. Tale, married Erik Tinhuus.
1.1.9. Dorte, known 1448.
1.1.10. Ludvig Nielsen, known 1447, died before 1492, married Kirsten Andersatter (Hak).
1.1.10.1. Niels Ludvigsen, known 1471, died before 1526.
1.1.10.2. Claus Ludvigsen til Palsgaard, known 1487, died before 1525, married Christence Jepsdatter (Sparre).
1.1.10.2.1. Axel Clausen Rosenkrantz, known 1525, died 1564, married Magdalene Christiernsdatter (Dyre).
1.1.10.2.2. Mogens Clausen Rosenkrantz, known 1511, died 1560.
1.1.10.2.3. Kirsten, known 1517-52.
1.1.10.2.4. Berete, known 1533, died 1540, married Most Hansen (hjorthorn).
1.1.10.3. Ove Ludvigsen, known 1533.
1.1.10.4. Gjertrud, died before 1525, married married Hans Skeel.
1.1.10.5. Anne, died before 1504, married Oluf Pedersen (Gyldenstierne).
1.1.10.6. Lene, known 1540, married Thomes Iversen (Juel).
1.1.10.7. Karen, died 1535, married Mogens Munk.
1.2. Ludvig Iversen, known 1377-80.
1.3. Niels Jensen, known 1391-1424, married 1stly Anne Ottesdatter (Skinkel).
1.4. Erik Jensen, known 1405-31, married Lucie N. N.
1.5. Else, known 1431, married Jon Jakobsen (Lange).
2. Jens Nielsen, known 1341-77, married Margrete Timmesdatter (Hvitkop).
3. Erik Nielsen, known 1355.
3.1. Johannes Eriksen, known 1358-63.
3.1.1. Erik Nielsen, known 1402-12.
3.1.1.1. Peder Eriksen, married N. N., who was a widow in 1418.
3.1.1.1.1. Claus Pedersen, known 1431-36, married N. N. Jonsdatter (Skram).
3.1.1.1.2. Iver Pedersen, known 1436-46, married Anne Sivertsdatter (Lauerhock).
3.1.1.1.3. Erik Pedersen, known 1413-34, married Ide Henningsdatter (Rönnow).
3.1.1.2. Gotskalk Eriksen, known 1436.
3.1.1.3. Henrik Eriksen, known 1429.
3.1.1.4. Margrete, married Jörgen Lund.
3.1.1.5. a daughter, married Claus Wohnsfleth.
3.2. Didrik Eriksen.
3.2.1. Iver Didriksen, known 1397.

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