Tage Fritiof Erlander's farfar

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What does it say here: Lungsund AI:20 (1856-1860) Image 200 / page 189 (AID: v12013.b200.s189, NAD: SE/VA/13342) about the former PM's grandfather? Looks like 22 days in jail on bread and water.
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Yes, looks like it. Punished for a theft done in 1847. 22 days of jail on bread and water. Public shaming in church in 1853.

Straffad för en 1847 föröfvad stöld med 22 dygns fängelse vid vatten och bröd. Uppenbar kyrkoplikt i Lungsund 15/5 -53

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Public shaming -- 6 years later? Seems rather vindictive. Perhaps he stole something from the church? or the vicar?

It does seem mysterious. Looks like he didn't get caught (or punished) until 1853. Here he is with his parents: Lungsund AI:17 (1846-1850) Bild 24 / sid 15 (AID: v12009.b24.s15, NAD: SE/VA/13342)

Then he is dräng with the chaplain: Lungsund AI:17 (1846-1850) Bild 225 / sid 216 (AID: v12009.b225.s216, NAD: SE/VA/13342) - this is in 1847, nothing untoward noted

Then, together with the note about banns being read for his marriage, there is a note about theft and punishment: Lungsund AI:19 (1851-1855) Bild 133 / sid 124 (AID: v12012.b133.s124, NAD: SE/VA/13342)

Lösdrivare -53. Straffad för 1sta resan stöld med 22 dygns vatten o bröd samt uppenbar kyrkoplikt i Lungsunds kyrka d 15/5 -53. Stölden förfvades 1847.

Unemployed in -53. Punished for first time theft with 22 days water and bread and public shaming in Lungsund church 15/5 -53. The theft was perpetrated in 1847.

Interesting incident. We'll have to put Magnus on finding it in old newspapers ;-)

I checked at SVAR Released prisoners - negative

But that is straffarbetsfångar - more serious punishment. I suspect that if he had been sent away to jail for those 28 days, it  would have been noted where he was sent. They probably had a local lockup.

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