Hi I'm still looking for the parents and deeper ancestors of Axel Louwerens Land, a sailor and later VOC captain who, according most records, was from Egersont, which probably was Egersund, Rogaland, Norway
Looking for his Birth or Baptism and his parents I found this at a forum:
May it be this guy,baptized March 13, 1735, could he really have been born late in 1734 and may Lund have gone to Land?
I've seen that the male name Aslak could change into Axel, so here is another suggestion: Aslak, baptism 7th March 1734 in Eigersund. His father is Aslak Nefland (Nevland). The farm name might have been changed too..into Land. Left column on left page:
Source information: Rogaland County, Eigersund, Ministerial Book No. A 2 (1720-1757), Chronological list 1734, without page. Permanent page link: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:kb_read?idx_kildeid=8756&idx_id=8756&uid = new & idx_side = -38
Permanent image link: http://www.arkivverket.no/URN:NBN:no-a1450-kb20070418650171. jpg
But..because of his very likely patronymic Lourens it suggests his father would be a Lourens or some perhaps more Norwegian version of that name ?
Many many thanks in advance !