Borgestad Manor

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Borgestad Manor
Anne Clausdatter (1659–1713), known from the poem Stolt Anne.
Borgestad Manor

Borgestad Manor (Norwegian: Borgestad gård) is an estate and manor house in the municipality of Skien in Telemark. Norway. It is located in the former parish of Gjerpen near Porsgrunn. It is one of the largest estates in the region. It was originally Church property and was confiscated by the Crown following the Reformation and was sold to private owners in 1638. Its owners have included Anne Clausdatter (1659–1713), known from the poem Stolt Anne, and former Prime Minister Gunnar Knudsen (1848–1928).[1][2][3]

Owners[edit]

  • 1638–ca. 1650 Christen Andersen and his widow Anne Gundersdatter
  • ca 1650–1691 Gjert Clausen (Niemand) and his widow Anne Gundersdatter (formerly married to Christen Andersen)
  • 1692–1695 Halvor and Søren Borse (son in law and grandchild of Anne Gundersdatter)
  • ca 1695–1713 Anne Clausdatter (grandchild of Anne Gundersdatter)
  • 1719–1731 Hans Holmboe (married to a relative of Anne Clausdatter)
  • 1731–1760 Herman Leopoldus (Løvenskiold from 1739) (son of Søren Borse's sister)
  • 1760–1787 Bartholomæus Herman Løvenskiold (son of the former owner)
  • 1787–1822 Jacob Aall (son in law of the former owner)
  • 1822–1823 Didrich von Cappelen (stepson of the former owner)
  • 1823–1853 Realf von Cappelen (brother of the former owner)
  • 1853–1881 Erik Johan Cappelen (son of the former owner)
  • 1881–1928 Sofie Knudsen née Cappelen (daughter of the former owner) and her husband Gunnar Knudsen
  • 1928–1953 Erik Cappelen Knudsen (son of the former owners)
  • 1953–1975 Gunnar Knudsen Borgestad (son of the former owner)
  • 1975–2003 Erik Robert Knudsen Borgestad (son of the former owner)
  • 2003 Stiftelsen Borgestad Gård (The Foundation Borgestad Manor) with Petter Borgestad (son of the former owner) as chairman

References[edit]

Other Sources[edit]

  • Christensen, Terje (1985) Gjerpen bygds historie. Bind III Gårdshistorie (Skien: Gjerpen kommune) pp. 189–194

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Coordinates: 59°09′50″N 9°39′04″E / 59.164°N 9.651°E / 59.164; 9.651

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