Førslev Parish, Sorø, Denmark Genealogy

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The priest's farm in Førslev suffered a fire on 28-29 July 1721. The earliest available parish records are from 1720. There is no indication in the parish records themselves or in Danmarks Kirkebøger that the records from 1720 until the fire are reconstructions but it seems likely that this is the case.

Førslev Parish
Stift (diocese) Roskilde (Catholic) (Pre-1022-1537), Sjælland (1537-1922), Roskilde (1922-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Førslev (Early-1971), Kvislemark-Fyrendal-Førslev (1971-Present)
Len -1662 Add here
Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Ringsted
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Sorø
Herred (district) Øster Flakkebjerg
Kommune (municipality) Førslev
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 19
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 31
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/119
Gods (estate) Gunderslevholm gods; Førslevgård gods; Saltø gods; Harrested gods; Eriksholm gods; Universitetets gods; Bregentved birk Birketing; Gisselfeld birk Birketing;

Place Names

Arløse, Arløse Mølle, Arløse Skovhuse, Arløse Torp, Arløse, Lb., Arløsegaard,


Førslev, Førslev Roehave, Førslev, Lb., Førslevgaard, Førslevgaard, Hgd.,

Helleruphus, Hesbjerg, Hesperhuset, Hindholm, Holsteinsminde Gd., Højbjerg, Højbjerg Overdrev, Højbjærg, Lb.,

Kohavehus, Kohaven, Krogen,

Lerbjærghus, Lundshøj,

Mechelborghus, Miklenborghus,

Palmevænge, Petersminde, Petersminde, Gd.,

Risehuset, Hse., Ryholm, Ryholmshus, Røgeskov,

Skovgaard, Skyttehus, Sneslev, Sneslev Overdrev, Sneslev Overdrev, Hse., Sneslev Skovgaard, Sneslev, b., Stensnare, Storevænge, Storvangshus

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-Krabsen & Medici. "Krabsens Stednavnebase."
-Trap, J. P., ed. Kongeriget Danmark, 4te ed. Vol.3, Sorø Amt,
København: G. E. C. Gads Forlag, 1921