Hvas af Gjerholm

Hvas af Gjerholm



A man called Henrik, had issue as follows:

1. Niels Henriksen af Gjerholm, known 1496-1525, married Inger Jensdatter (Kolde) til Nielstrup.
1.1. Henrik Nielsen til Bustrup, known 1532, died after 1550.
1.2. Anne, married Erik Blik til Nystrup.
1.3. Mikkel Nielsen af Gjerholm, known 1530, died before 1576, married Inger Gundesdatter til Rolsøsgaard (daughter of Gunde Nielsen and N. N. Christensdatter Hvas [af Ormstrup], died before 3 October 1579).
1.3.1. Anne, died after 10 March 1601, married Jens Vognsen til tenumgaard (died after 1585).
1.3.2. Margrethe, died before 1594, married Erik Krag til Kjellingbjerg (died 13 June 1606).
1.3.3. Elsebe, died after 1581, married Las Munk til Nysum (died before 10 March 1601).
1.3.4. a daughter, died after 1579, married Christoffer Munk til Komdrup.
1.3.5. Karen, died after 1629, married Mogens Andersen (Vognsen) til Stensbæk.
1.3.6. Agnete, died after 1593, married 1stly before 1566 N. N. (died before 28 September 1580); married 2ndly to a commoner named Christen Lauridsen (died after 1593).
1.3.7. Gertrud, known 1581, married Erik Hvas til Skjørtholt (died after 1594).
1.3.8. Jens Mikkelsen Hvas til Sostrup, buried July 1602, married Ingeborg Kruse Tygesdatter (died after 1619).
1.3.8.1. Christoffer Hvas til Kaas, born 22 June 1598 at Kaas, died 18 February 1658 at Copenhagen, married 1630 Anne Staverskov (Glambek; died 1678 at Hennegaard).
1.3.8.1.1. Jens Hvas til Hennegaard, born about 1632, died after 21 January 1684, perhaps in Spain.
1.3.8.1.2. Oluf Hvas, born about 1634, died before 1678, perhaps in Spain.
1.3.8.1.3. Hedevig Elisabeth, died 1721 at Hesselmed, married RiAnders Nielsen til Søvig (died about 1710, buried Aale church). They had a son, Christoffer Andersen Hvas (died 1741), who married Birgite Marie Galt af Viumgaard.
1.3.8.1.4. Christence, died 1705 at Hesselmed.
1.3.8.2. Inger, died after 1655, married 1602 Iver Lange (died before 1649).
2. Erik Henriksen, known 1506, died after 1525.


The Dictionary of Danish Biography (1885-1907) has the following article about 1.3.8.1.: "...is a son of Jens Mikkelsen H. (d. 1602) and Ingeborg Tygesdatter Kruse and was born at Mors 22nd June 1598. It is probable that he spent part of his youth abroad to learn warcraft. About 1619 he gained possession of his paternal estates of Kaas, which he however traded for Hennegaard in Verster Horne County District. In 1635 he became the bailiff of Örum Castle at Thy and had saisine of that until 1650 [...]. As a landowner he demonstrated his thrift in 1639 by erecting the estate of Søvig, also in Vester Horne County District, and overall enjoyed an elevated position as in 1648 he is considered to belong to the lower nobility yet was voted in to the Council of the Realm. H.'s most important activiteis were as a warrior. Already in 1625, at the participation of Christian IV's in the thirty-year's war, he was ordered to create and lead a cavalry company [...]. In 1633 he was appointed commander for one of the three cavalry units which then comprised the draft from Jylland and in that capacity he took to the field during the attack of Torstenson in 1643. He was wounded during the wars and was honoured by Christian IV for his [...]. In 1648 he was appointed Lieutenant-Colonel of the Jylland cavalry and in 1657, when the wars against Sweden were being prepared, to Colonel of the cavalry. His regiment, 1000 horses strong, was gathered so quickly that they could enter Holstein as early as February where they were merged with the main army under Anders Bille. H. also participated in the great war council which Anders Bille held after Carl Gustav's [of Sweden] march from Poland. H. suggested that they would abandon the front line of Lybeck-Hamborg and instead assume a flank position at the Marshlands - a plan which was followed in general - with the most unfortunate consequences. H.'s regiment was shattered as were the other parts of the army. One part, under Lieutenant-Colonel Niels Lykke fled to the northern parts of Jylland was was later captured there, whilst H. escaped to the island of Fyn. He struggled hopelessly to reassemble his regiment and was because of that called over to Sjaelland to keep a beach-guard. He died during the peace negotiations 18th February 1658 at Copenhagen. In 1630 he had married Anne Staverskov, daughter of Fastie S. and Christence Krag.


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