STRACHAN, BARTHOLINUS [SSNE 747]
- STRACHAN, STRACHOUN
- First name
- Social status
Barthold was the son of Johan Strachoun (d. 1694) and Bodilla Nilsdotter Gardea. Johan was a resident of Klinte on the Swedish island of Gotland where he officiated as a tax collector (mantalskommissarie) and bailiff (kronobefallningsman). Six years before his death, in 1688, Johan erected a funeral monument which can still be seen in the local church at Klinte. The memorial tablet depicts Bodilla and her first husband and their five children alongside Johan himself. In his youth, Barthold went to study at Uppsala in 1687 where he was listed as "dnij hanstensius et ihre". He then matriculating at Kiel in August 1691 as ‘Bartholinus Johannis Strachou Gothlandus’ and seemingly remained there for a number of years. Barthold ultimately followed in the footsteps of his father and became mantalskommissarie in Visby before dying in 1730 in his home parish of Klinte.
Sources: Andersson et al, Uppsala Universitets Matrikel (Uppsala, 1900-1911); Das Album der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel 1665-1865, ed. F. Gundlach (Kiel, 1915), 39; O. W. Lemke, Visby Stifts Herdaminne, efter Mestadels Otryckta Källor Utarbetadt (Örebro, 1868), pp. 278, 337; http://lingualatina.se/epitafium_i_klinte_kyrka.html, accessed 12 October 2018.
This entry was kindly updated by Dr Thomas Brochard.
- SCOTLAND, UPPSALA
- Arrived 1687-11-16
- Departed 1687-12-31
- Capacity STUDENT, purpose ACADEMIC