Matts Hansson1

M, #1732, d. between October 1653 and May 1654
Last Edited: 3 Sep 2014

Family:

Elizabeth (?) b. c 1622, d. 1700

Children:

Peter Mattsson+ 7 b. 1647, d. bt 3 Oct 1699 - 1 Mar 1700/1
John Mattsson7 b. c 1649, d. 1701

Notes

  • Immigration*: 1646; New Sweden
  • Note*: "When the Charitas left Stockholm for New Sweden in 1641, its passenger list included two brothers: Anders Hansson and Matts Hansson. Matts, a gunner, was accompanied by his wife Elizabeth. Matts served as a gunner until 1 December 1646, when he became a freeman. Anders meanwhile had married Anna; one of their daughters was the first to be buried at the Tinicum Church in 1646. Both Hansson brothers joined in the July 1653 complaint against Governor Printz and thereafter fled. Anders and his family made it safely to Kent Island in Maryland. However, Matts apparently was overtaken and murdered by Indians employed by acting governor Johan Papegoja(5).
    "Elizabeth, the widow of Matts Hansson, returned to New Sweden with her sons John Mattsson and Peter Mattsson and soon married again. Her second husband was Anders Larsson Dalbo from Dalsland, who had been Printz' provost marshal. ... He died before 1671 when Elizabeth Dalbo was listed as the head of household at Kingsessing....In 1700, pastor Rudman reported the burial of Elizabeth, 'born in Sweden, Anders Dalbo's widow and previously married to Mats Hanson,' at the age of 78."

    (5) "Upon his arrival in New Sweden, Governor Rising was told that after Printz' departure (in 1653), fifteen men had run away to 'Virginia' and that Lt. Papegoja had hired Indians to retrieve them. The escapees resisted and two of them were killed, their heads being brought back to Fort Christina by the Indians. ...It is presumed that Matts Hansson was one of the two victims, as his name does not thereafter appear in New Sweden records. ... He is not to be confused with Matts Hansson from Borga...who...also signed the 1653 complaint against Printz...became one of the justices on the Swedes' Upland court."1
  • Note: Additional sources.3,4,5,6

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. 66-67.
  2. [S470] Swedish Settlements on the Delaware, by Amandus Johnson. publ. 1911 D. Appleton & Co. N.Y., Univ. of Penn. 2 vols., p. 466 & 497-8.
  3. [S373] The Rambo Family Tree; Descendants of Peter Gunnarson Rambo, 1611-1986. by Beverly Nelson Rambo. Anundsen Publ Co 1986. (Note that a 2nd ed. by Ronald Beatty is available on the web.).
  4. [S2] 1671 Census of the Delaware. by Dr. Peter S. Craig. publ by the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 1999, Monograph Series no. 4., p. 22.
  5. [S352] Peter Stebbins Craig, 'New Sweden Settlers, 1683-1664, Part 1 (1638-1640)' & 'New Sweden Settlers, 1683-1664, Part 2 (1641)' by Peter Stebbins Craig in Swedish American Genealogist, Vol 16 (1996): 63-86 & 219-., p. 224.
  6. [S107] Dr. Peter S. Craig, 'The Mattson & Dalbo Families of West Jersey'. Copied 19 May 2007 from the website of The Swedish Colonial Society, at http://www.colonialswedes.org/Forefathers/Mattson.html. Originally published in 'Swedish Colonial News', Vol 2, No. 2, Summer 2000.
  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. 66-69.