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Gyldensten Estate, Odense, Denmark

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History[edit | edit source]

Gyldensten (also called Gyldensteen) was originally called Enggård and for many years owned by the Skinkel family. In the 1500s this farm and estate, among others, were owned by members of the Daa family, but the estate's history was also marked by a number of property ownership disputes. In the 1600s, it was owned in turn by the Rud, Krabbe, Scheel and Rosenkrantz of Enggård families. In 1718 the estate was deeded to war Commissioner Christian Carl Gabel, who was also the owner of the nearby farms, Oregård and Uggerslevgård, in addition to other estates on Fyn.

A French immigrant, Jean Henri Huguetan, who in 1717 was made a Danish Count, bought Enggård with the adjoining property of Gabel. In 1720 he had his acquisitions elevated to the status of county under the name of Gyldensteen. After his death in 1749, the estate passed into the women's line and came thus to Count Johan Heinrich Knuth. After Count Knuth's death the Gyldensteen estate passed to his daughter, Constance Frederikke Henriette Knuth, who brought Jerstrup manor into the estate's ownership. Constance's son from her first marriage, Andreas Erich Heinrich Ernst Bernstorff, received the estate and in 1829 acquired Harritslevgård followed by Sandagergård in 1834. In the rest of the 1800s and 1900s the estate has been in the possession of the family Bernstorff-Gyldensteen. The county was transferred in 1922 to free property, and the estate was subdivided into the estates of Uggerslev, Oregård and Hugget.

Estate Properties[edit | edit source]


County Parish Village/Place Name
Århus Hvilsted Hvilsted, Onsted

Astrup Drammelstrup

Odder Balle, Snærild, Snærild Nedergaard, Sorbæk

Halling Spøttrup

Torrild Fensholt

Tiset Solbjerg

Randlev Randlev, Randlev Hougaard
Skanderborg Vitved Vitved

Related Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Film at the Family History Library
  • Digital

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  • Printed

Societies and Libraries[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Inventory of records held by the National Archives of Denmark (Rigsarkivet Danmark) for Gyldensten gods