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Another Hundred Sundays » 10-18 h Görvalns Manor

Görväln’s Manor


The name ‘Görväln is first seen in documents during the 1460’s during the inventory of the goods on two farms belonging to the diocese of Uppsala. The earliest known owner was Nils Jönsson Oxenstierna (very prominent family) who was born in 1380’s. He was councilor of King Kristoffer of Bavaria. I think it says after the king’s death in 1448, he ruled as regent of Bavaria together with his brother, Bengt Jönsson Oxenstierna.

Can’t quite puzzle out what exactly it says about Nil’s heirs, the farms and archdiocese and Google Translate mucked it up even worse.

After the religious reformation throughout Sweden in the 1520’s, the estate became a Royal House and remained in the Crown’s possession until 1571 when Johan III donated it to an Italian nobleman, Anthony de Palma. Upon his death in the 1580’s, the estate came into the care of his son, Scipio de Palma who was captain of (something about Uppland) and later a colonel.

It’s undergone many renovations, complete rebuilds and changed many hands through the centuries.

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