Brita Mattsdotter1

F, #1716, d. 12 October 1693
Last Edited: 26 Mar 2012

Family:

Peter Gunnarsson Rambo b. 1612

Children:

Gunnar Rambo5 b. Jan 1649, d. Jan 1724
Gertrude Rambo+6 b. 19 Oct 1650, d. a 1705
Peter Rambo5 b. 17 Jun 1653, d. 12 Dec 1729
Catharine Rambo+ 7 b. c 1655, d. a May 1709
Anders Rambo5 b. 1658, d. 1698
John Rambo5 b. 1661, d. Oct 1741
(?) Rambo5 d. bt 1693 - 1694
(?) Rambo5

Notes

  • Name Variation: Brita Matsdotter
  • Immigration*: circa 1641; New Sweden
  • Note*: Letter from Peter Gunnarsson Rambo to his sister in Gothenburg. It was probably written on 31 May 1693: "...I have been here in this country 54 years last March. When I had been here for eight years I entered the state of holy matrimony with Britta Mattzdotter, who (God be praised) is still living. She also came from Sweden, from Vasa [Finland]..."3
  • Note: Craig in letters to Beatty wrote of Brita's possible identity:
    "There were two men named Matts Hansson in New Sweden; both were single men when they arrived. Brita could not be the daughter of either of them. No other candidate named Matts appears. Thus, she either arrived in the family of a stepfather or came as a maidservant. I think the latter is most likely. It is quite possible, I believe, that Brita Mattsdotter was the unnamed servant girl who came to New Sweden in 1641 with Lieutenant Mons Nilsson Kling and his wife and child. Kling was commander of the Swedish fort on the Schuylkill at the time when Peter Rambo and Brita Mattsdotter were married. Kling returned to Sweden with his family in 1648. Kling has been described as a 'Swedish Finn,' meaning that he was an ethnic Swede who resided in Finland when he came to America. Brita came from Vasa in Finland and was also probably an ethnic Swede. (574),, 26 Jan 1999)"
    Citation 574: "Craig, Peter Stebbins. Letters to Ron Beatty 15 May 1999, 20 Apr 1999, 26 Jan 1999, and 25 Mar 1997 citing records of Raccoon Church, Horace Burr's text about Holy Trinity Church, and Holy Trinity Church Records."4

Citations

  1. [S3] The 1693 Census of the Swedes of the Delaware; Family Histories of the Swedish Lutheran Church Members Residing in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West New Jersey & Cecil County, Md. 1638-1693. by Peter Stebbins Craig. Studies in Swedish American Genealogy 3; SAG Publications, Winter Park, Florida 1993., p. 27 & 161.
  2. [S3] The 1693 Census of the Swedes of the Delaware; Family Histories of the Swedish Lutheran Church Members Residing in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West New Jersey & Cecil County, Md. 1638-1693. by Peter Stebbins Craig. Studies in Swedish American Genealogy 3; SAG Publications, Winter Park, Florida 1993., p. 27.
  3. [S3] The 1693 Census of the Swedes of the Delaware; Family Histories of the Swedish Lutheran Church Members Residing in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West New Jersey & Cecil County, Md. 1638-1693. by Peter Stebbins Craig. Studies in Swedish American Genealogy 3; SAG Publications, Winter Park, Florida 1993., p. 161.
  4. [S400] Ronald Beatty, compiler, The Rambo Family Tree, 2nd edition 2006. An on-line book at http://members.aol.com/RamboBook/index.htm, version 14 Jul 2006. Based on 1st ed. book by Beverly Rambo., Chapter 2.
  5. [S3] The 1693 Census of the Swedes of the Delaware; Family Histories of the Swedish Lutheran Church Members Residing in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West New Jersey & Cecil County, Md. 1638-1693. by Peter Stebbins Craig. Studies in Swedish American Genealogy 3; SAG Publications, Winter Park, Florida 1993., p. 26-28.
  6. [S3] The 1693 Census of the Swedes of the Delaware; Family Histories of the Swedish Lutheran Church Members Residing in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West New Jersey & Cecil County, Md. 1638-1693. by Peter Stebbins Craig. Studies in Swedish American Genealogy 3; SAG Publications, Winter Park, Florida 1993., p. 27, 33.
  7. [S3] The 1693 Census of the Swedes of the Delaware; Family Histories of the Swedish Lutheran Church Members Residing in Pennsylvania, Delaware, West New Jersey & Cecil County, Md. 1638-1693. by Peter Stebbins Craig. Studies in Swedish American Genealogy 3; SAG Publications, Winter Park, Florida 1993., p. 26-27, 67-68.