Fyrendal Parish, Sorø, Denmark Genealogy

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Fyrendal has traditionally been an annex of Kvislemark. By royal decree dated 22 June 1820 it was decided at the next vacancy in the Kvislemark chapelry, Bisserup hamlet should be transferred from Fyrendal to Holsteinborg parish. This vacancy occurred in 1822. If your ancestor lived in Bisserup, check Holsteinborg for later records.

The priest's farm Kvislemark suffered a fire in October 1861. However, parish records for both Kvislemark and Fyrendal survive as early as 1718.

Fyrendal Parish
Stift (diocese) Roskilde (Catholic) (Pre-1022-1537), Sjælland (1537-1922), Roskilde (1922-Present)
Pastorat (chapelry) Kvislemark-Fyrendal (Early-1971), Kvislemark-Fyrendal-Førslev (1971-Present)
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Amt (county) 1662 - 1793 Korsør
Amt (county) 1794 - 1970 Sorø
Herred (district) Øster Flakkebjerg
Kommune (municipality) Kvislemark-Fyrendal
1788 – 1793 Lægd number 12
1794 – 1869 Lægd number 75
1870 – Udskrivningskred /Lægd number 2/305
Gods (estate) Holsteinborg grevskab; Holsteinborg birk Birketing

Place Names

Fyrendal, Fyrendal Skov,


Hammershus, Havresmade,

Klattehuset, Klatterhuset, Kohave Huset,


Nyboder, Nyby, Lb., Nyrup,

Sandved, Sandved, Lb., Sandvedhuset, Skafterup, Skafterup, Lb., Sømmermose, Sømmermosen,

Tornemark, Tornemark Mølle, Tornemark, Lb.

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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