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Nils Nilsson (1715 - 1775)

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Nils Nilsson
Born in Brunnby, Skåne, Sverigemap
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Husband of — married [location unknown]
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Died in Kullagård, Brunnby, Skåne, Sverigemap
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Categories: Lighthouse Keepers | Rusthållare.


Uppsyningsman, rusthållare, lighthouse keeper. Married Boel Christensdotter (1721-1778). 8 children; both the eldest and the youngest named Nils. Banns called the first time 1742-02-28. The marriage witnesses were Nils's brother Truls Nilsson, of Ingelstäde, and the bride's father Chrester Persson, of Ösiö (Össjö).[1]

In 1742, the year of his marriage, Nils Nilsson became lighthouse keeper at Kullen lighthouse, Kullaberg, Sweden. In 1757 he bought the farm Kullagården outright.[2]

On his travels through Skåne in 1749, Carl von Linné stopped at the family farm Kullagården and met Nils Nilsson and his family.[3]


  1. "Våra Rötter Lite om vår släkt Kullenberg - Cedergren." Compiled by Hans Tykesson.
  2. Kommerskollegii skattebrev, dated Stockholm June 27 1757.
  3. von Linné, C. "Carl von Linnés resa till Skåne 1749". 1751. Lars Salvii f;rlag, Stockholm, Sweden [1]
  • Death and burial: Brunnby kyrkoarkiv, Födelse- och dopböcker, SE/LLA/13045/C I/2 (1770-1803), bildid: C0064257_00185 [2]

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