Erik married Catharina Bengtsdotter on March 19, 1768 in Varnum, Värmland. They had four children together. Erik was a farmer living in Östra Sunnäs until his death.             
He passed away on July 4, 1822 in Östra Sunnäs, Ölme, Värmland. The cause of death was recorded as "bröstfeber,” chest fever.
(English translation, ? indicate words needing interpretation, parentheses indicate translator's notes)
Ölme Härad autumn court on December 5 1822.
On September 19th, the undersigned nämndemän (lay judges) appeared at Nils Eriksson's in Östra Sunnäs in order to settle the estate of his father, the widower Erik Nilsson who passed away July 4th and left the following heirs: son Nils Eriksson - of age -, daughter Maria Eriksdotter married to Jonas Olofsson in ?, Stina, deceased, was married to the statkarl Olof Olofsson in Norra ? who ? as guardian Juryman.
? of the previously mentioned Nils Eriksson who gives the information that the will has been legally ? by his deceased father ?? and is as follows.
(here follows a list of household and farm items and their value, totaling 20.15)
(here follows a list)
Creatures (i.e. animals/livestock)
1 old horse, red in colour ..... 3.?
10 cow ..... 8
3 sheep old ..... 4.?
2 sheep lamb ..... 8
1 ? male pig ..... 6
1 dito sow ..... 4
4? ..... 1
seed rye 1/2 barrel ..... 3.? ? ..... 3
Property (lit. immobile property) 1/24 part ? in Östra Sunnäs appraised to 300
Sum inventory loose and immobile 358.26
The Estate's Debts
(here follows a list of debts and debtors)
Sum debt 291.46.1
Remaining after debt is subtracted 66.27.12
That all, both assets and debt is correctly stated and nothing is knowlingly hidden ?? with ? oath stated ??
Nils Ersson, Östra Sunnäs
(This is followed by the signature of the witnesses who are listed as "nämndemän")
Percentage to the Poor paid with twenty two skilling banco 
Translated by Pehr Ekendahl
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