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Church Records

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Bakke Clerical District contains priest and sexton records from the parishes Bakke, Gyland until 1893, Øvre Sirdal (Lunde) and Tonstad. They were separated from the combined Lund clerical district in Rogaland county in 1741. Øvre Sirdal and Tonstad were separated from Bakke clerical district as Sirdal clerical district in 1849.

Microfilmed records are available at the Family History Library.

Digital images of the church books are online at Digitalarkivet.

Bakke: 1741-1911

Bakke / Gyland: 1815-1835, 1849-1878

Bakke / Tonstad: 1815-1834

Census Records

This census was taken by the local parish priests. It lists the name of the farms, names of farm owners (including widows), the sons of the farm owners, male farm hands, cottagers and their sons, and the ages of each person. There was another census taken by the civil authorities at this same time. Both censuses should be searched as they supplement each other. This clerical census is more complete.

This census was taken by the local civil authorities. It lists the names of the farms, farmowners (including widows), sons of farm owners, male farm hands, cottagers and sons of cottagers and the age of each person. The clerical authorities took a census during this same time period. Both censuses should be used as they supplement each other. The clerical census is more complete.

The census of 1701 was taken for military purposes. It lists only the males living in rural districts who were over the age of one year. It includes the farm name, name and age of the owner, names and ages of sons and servants. Also includes the residence of all unmarried males living away from home when the census was taken.

An extract of the 1718 census for the parishes Bakke, Tonstad, and Gyland in Vest-Agder county.

The 1801 census for Bakke clerical district includes Bakke, Øvre Sirdal, and Tonstad parishes. It lists the farm name, person's name, position in the household, age, marital status, and occupation.

This census contains the persons name, residence, status in the family, occupation, sex, martial status, place of birth, religion if not a member of the state church, and other miscellaneous information. Each book usually contains one clerical district (prestegjeld). In some books there are two clerical districts recorded. The parishes and school districts in each clerical district are listed at the beginning of each book.

This 1875 census contains the persons name, residence, position in the family, occupation, sex, marital status, year of birth, place of birth, religion if not a member of the state church, and other miscellaneous information.

This census contains the persons name, sex, resident or temporary resident, temporarily absent and where person is, position in the family, marital status, occupation, year of birth, place of birth, citizenship, religion, and other miscellaneous information.

Court Records

Land Records

Farm Books

Farm Names

The farm number and name of the farms listed in Oluf Rygh Farm Name Index in about 1900 were as follows:

27 Aamdal 51 Aavedal med Galthom 29 Bakke 13 Berghydne 31 Birkeland 46 Brekkedalen 15 Brikland 38 Ersdal vestre 11 Espelund 43 Espetveid 14 Furstøl 34 Gausdal 38 Gildre 16 Hafte 32 Hammer 47 Haughom 35 Haugland 33 Helledal 2 Hesnes 6 Hommandsdal 8 Jendal indre 10 Jendal ytre 50 Jødestøl 18 Konstali 23 Lende 3 Liland 12 Lindeli 49 Listøl 36 Løland 16 Mjaasund 39 Modal 40 Modalsli 20 Moldlaus 44 Oftedal 30 Præstegaarden 9 Ramsli 21 Rannestad 17 Sandsmork indre 24 Sire 28 Sirnes 46 Skibeli 26 Skjeggestad 22 Skogen 4 Skogestad 7 Skregeli 42 Sporkland 41 Stangborli 45 Strandeli 48 Strandskogen 2 Stuhaug 25 Stuhaug lille 5 Virag 1 Visland 48 Øksnedal

The farm names listed in Lars Ramsli's Bakke Bygedebok Gards- og slektshistorie Dal 1 , 2002, are as follows:

Bakkjen, Berghøiden, Birkland, Brode, Der framme, Der heima, Der inne, Der nere, Der omfor, Der ude, Eierliste, Espelund, Furestøl, Gråhei, Hafte, Hagen, Hauen, Heimtun, Hetledal, Hunsbollslåtten, Indre Jendal, Indrejord, Kleivan, Knagestykket, Konstali, Kvernhusvolden, Lauvold, Lian, Lindeli, Litlemoen, Litlevold, Mållaus, Mauritsstølen, Midbu, Mjåsund, Mæ stemmen, Nedregarden, Nedrejord, Nordre Lian, Nygård, Nyvold, Ramsli, Rannestad, Rumblevold, Ryglemyr, Sagen, Sandvolden, Skaret, Skiftingslia, Skregli, Skregelistølen, Slåtten, Steian, Stemmestykket, Storvold, Storhei, Storli, Storågren, Storås, Storåsen, Søndre Lian, Tomten, Udjord, Vestre Slåten, Volden, Ytre Jendal, Ytre Sandsmark, Øvre Sandsmark, Øvregarden,

Probate Records

Lister og Lyngdal
*1666-1889 Family History Library

Lister judicial district
*1666-1829 Digitalarkivet

Flekkefjord judical district
*1810-1887 Family History Library
*1810-1907 Digitalarkivet

Lista deanery
*1804-1834 Family History Library
*1804-1834 Digitalarkivet

Note: Probates may also be found in Jæren og Dalane judicial district in Rogaland County. Bakke was separated from Lund clerical district in 1820.


Oluf Rygh: Norwegian Farm Names


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