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Torkel Arildsson Grijs

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He held the estates of Halla in Jung's parish and Staffanshagen in Vånga parish, and received, by royal letter dated 18 Oct 1569, the latter parish in fee between the years of 1569 and 1571.[1]

His dates of birth and death are unknown, but he was known to have still been alive in 1594, and must therefore have died in or after that year.[2][1] His son Arvid sells his inherited estates in 1596, suggesting that Torkel would have died before this date.[1]

He is further said to have been one of the sealants of the will of Gustav I Vasa in 1560, and acted as Master of the Muster at the coronation (of Johan III) 10 Jul 1569.[1]

He married, 1stly, to Brita Torstensdotter (Vångaätten), who is said to have still been alive in 1574, and to have been the daughter of Torsten Nilsson (Vångaätten) and his wife Ingrid Arvidsdotter.[1][2][3]

His second wife was Elseby Bröms, who was still alive on 17 Aug 1601, and the daughter of the Overseer Lars Bröms an his wife Margareta Drake.[1][2]

Out of Torkil's three known children, at least two must be the issue of the first marriage. Mårten is specifically stated to be the step-son of Elseby, and so cannot be her son.[3] Maria was married to Bengt Larsson Hierta in or before 1586 (and must therefore, at the very latest have been born around 1570), when Torkel and his wife remove from their estate of Halla in Jung's parish for the benefit of their daughter and son-in-law.[4][5] The third child, Arvid, is presumably named for his maternal grandfather, and so would also be the issue of the first marriage.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Elgenstierna, G. (1927) Den introducerade Svenska adelns ättartavlor, vol. 3. Stockholm: P. A. Norstedt, p. 115.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hiort-Lorenzen, H. R. & Thiset, A. (1895) Danmarks Adels Aarbog, vol. 12, pp. 137-138.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Szabad, C. Supplement till den introducerade Svenska adelns ättartavlor, Stockholm: Sveriges Släktforskarförbund, 2008, p. 372.
  4. Gillingstam, H. "Ätten Hiertas ursprung och den halländska ätten Krabbe: Studier rörande gränsadelns internordiska släktförbindelser under 1500- och 1600-talen" in Släkt och Hävd, 1964, vol. 3, p. 199.
  5. Almquist, J. E. "Ätten Hiertas ursprung - Ett debattinlägg" in Släkt och Hävd, 1969, vol. 1, p. 177.

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