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=== The spiritual/secular authorities in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map-DB-Hanover.svg Kingdom of Hanover (1814-1866)]  ===
 
=== The spiritual/secular authorities in the [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Map-DB-Hanover.svg Kingdom of Hanover (1814-1866)]  ===
  
The authorities (Obrigkeiten) were persons or institutions of worldly or ecclesiastical nature who were installed to exercise power in factual and legal ways over the population in the Kingdom of Hanover. The populace owed obedience to the hierarchy.<br>The religious rulers were the Catholic bishops and abbots and the Evangelical superintendants. The local priest was the man in charge within his parish boundaries. The worldly leaders were the king and the landowners.<br>Following are the names of various administrations in the Kingdom of Hanover:
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The authorities (Obrigkeiten) were persons or institutions of worldly or ecclesiastical nature who were installed to exercise power in factual and legal ways over the population in the Kingdom of Hanover. The populace owed obedience to the hierarchy.<br>The religious rulers were the Catholic bishops and abbots and the Evangelical superintendants. The local priest was the man in charge within his parish boundaries. The worldly leaders were the king and the landowners.<br>Following are the names of various administrations in the Kingdom of Hanover:  
  
 
<br>'''Worldly administrations were''':<br>Amt<br>Amtsvogtei<br>Bergamt<br>Berggericht<br>Burgvogtei<br>Commissariat<br>Gericht<br>Gohgericht<br>Gräfengericht<br>Magistrat<br>Patrimonialgericht<br>Standesherrliches Amt<br>Strukturgericht<br>Vogteigericht  
 
<br>'''Worldly administrations were''':<br>Amt<br>Amtsvogtei<br>Bergamt<br>Berggericht<br>Burgvogtei<br>Commissariat<br>Gericht<br>Gohgericht<br>Gräfengericht<br>Magistrat<br>Patrimonialgericht<br>Standesherrliches Amt<br>Strukturgericht<br>Vogteigericht  
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 16 Ämter, 5 Klosterämter, 9 magistrates, 14  
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 16 Ämter, 5 Klosterämter, 9 magistrates, 14  
  
&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Patrimonialgerichte  
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; Patrimonialgerichte  
  
 
*B. Grafschaft Hoya
 
*B. Grafschaft Hoya
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; 12 Ämter, 3 magistrates  
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;12 Ämter, 3 magistrates  
  
 
*C. Grafschaft Diepholz
 
*C. Grafschaft Diepholz
  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;2 Ämter  
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;2 Ämter  
  
 
'''3.[http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:LD_Hildesheim.jpg&filetimestamp=20110930104219 Landdrosteibezirk Hildesheim]'''[http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:LD_Hildesheim.jpg&filetimestamp=20110930104219]  
 
'''3.[http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:LD_Hildesheim.jpg&filetimestamp=20110930104219 Landdrosteibezirk Hildesheim]'''[http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:LD_Hildesheim.jpg&filetimestamp=20110930104219]  
  
*A. Fürstenthum Hildesheim<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; 10 Ämter, 5 magistrates, 8 Patrimonialgerichte  
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*A. Fürstenthum Hildesheim<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;10 Ämter, 5 magistrates, 8 Patrimonialgerichte  
*B. Fürstenthum Göttingen<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; 11 Ämter, 4 Klosterämter, 6 magistrates, 11 Patrimonialgerichte  
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*B. Fürstenthum Göttingen<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;11 Ämter, 4 Klosterämter, 6 magistrates, 11 Patrimonialgerichte  
*C. Fürstenthum Grubenhagen<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; 8 Ämter, 2 magistrates  
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*C. Fürstenthum Grubenhagen<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;8 Ämter, 2 magistrates  
*D. Graftschaft Hohnstein<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; 2 royal Ämter, 1 Amt belonging to the earldom Stolberg, 2&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  
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*D. Graftschaft Hohnstein<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;2 royal Ämter, 1 Amt belonging to the earldom Stolberg, 2&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;  
*&nbsp;&nbsp; Patrimonialgerichte  
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*&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Patrimonialgerichte  
 
*&nbsp;  
 
*&nbsp;  
 
*'''4. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landdrostei_L%C3%BCneburg Landdrosteibezirk Lüneburg]<br>'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 26 Ämter, 10 Amtsvogteien, 8 magistrates, 20 Patrimonialgerichte  
 
*'''4. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landdrostei_L%C3%BCneburg Landdrosteibezirk Lüneburg]<br>'''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 26 Ämter, 10 Amtsvogteien, 8 magistrates, 20 Patrimonialgerichte  
**'''5. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landdrostei_Osnabr%C3%BCck Landdrosteibezirk Osnabrück]'''  
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**'''5. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landdrostei_Osnabr%C3%BCck Landdrosteibezirk Osnabrück]'''
 
*A. Fürstenthum Osnabrück<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7 Ämter, 4 magistrates  
 
*A. Fürstenthum Osnabrück<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 7 Ämter, 4 magistrates  
 
*B. Niedergrafschaft Lingen<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2. Ämter, 1 Patrimonialgericht  
 
*B. Niedergrafschaft Lingen<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2. Ämter, 1 Patrimonialgericht  
 
*C. Herzogthum Arenberg-Meppen<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; 1 Amt, 4 Standesherrliche Ämter, 1 Patrimonialgericht  
 
*C. Herzogthum Arenberg-Meppen<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; 1 Amt, 4 Standesherrliche Ämter, 1 Patrimonialgericht  
*D. Grafschaft Bentheim<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; 1 Commissariat, 2 Standesherrliche Ämter  
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*D. Grafschaft Bentheim<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; 1 Commissariat, 2 Standesherrliche Ämter  
 
*E. Herrlichkeit Lage see Amt Lingen  
 
*E. Herrlichkeit Lage see Amt Lingen  
**'''6. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landdrostei_Stade Landdrosteibezirk Stade]'''  
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**'''6. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Landdrostei_Stade Landdrosteibezirk Stade]'''
 
*A. Herzogthum Bremen<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 14 Ämter, 6 Gerichte, 2 magistrates, 1 Gemeinheitsgericht, 21&nbsp;&nbsp; Patrimonialgerichte  
 
*A. Herzogthum Bremen<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 14 Ämter, 6 Gerichte, 2 magistrates, 1 Gemeinheitsgericht, 21&nbsp;&nbsp; Patrimonialgerichte  
 
*B. Herzogthum Verden<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2 Amter, 1 royal court, 1 magistrate  
 
*B. Herzogthum Verden<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2 Amter, 1 royal court, 1 magistrate  
 
*C. Land Hadeln<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1 magistrate, 12 Kirchspielgerichte, 2 Patrimonialgerichte  
 
*C. Land Hadeln<br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1 magistrate, 12 Kirchspielgerichte, 2 Patrimonialgerichte  
**'''7. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berghauptmannschaft_Clausthal Berghauptmannschaft Clausthal]'''  
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**'''7. [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berghauptmannschaft_Clausthal Berghauptmannschaft Clausthal]'''
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp; 2 royal courts, 1 Amt, 1 Bergamt, 8 magistrates<br>
 
*&nbsp;&nbsp; 2 royal courts, 1 Amt, 1 Bergamt, 8 magistrates<br>
  

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The spiritual/secular authorities in the Kingdom of Hanover (1814-1866)

The authorities (Obrigkeiten) were persons or institutions of worldly or ecclesiastical nature who were installed to exercise power in factual and legal ways over the population in the Kingdom of Hanover. The populace owed obedience to the hierarchy.
The religious rulers were the Catholic bishops and abbots and the Evangelical superintendants. The local priest was the man in charge within his parish boundaries. The worldly leaders were the king and the landowners.
Following are the names of various administrations in the Kingdom of Hanover:


Worldly administrations were:
Amt
Amtsvogtei
Bergamt
Berggericht
Burgvogtei
Commissariat
Gericht
Gohgericht
Gräfengericht
Magistrat
Patrimonialgericht
Standesherrliches Amt
Strukturgericht
Vogteigericht

Ecclesiastical administrations were:
Klosteramt
Kirchenspielgericht
Stiftsamt

The Kingdom of Hanover was divided into Landdrosteibezirke (largest district) to which belonged Fürstenthümer (principalities) and/or Grafschaften (earldoms) amd Herzogthümer (duchies).
Thus the Kingdom of Hanover was administered

1. Landdrosteibezirk Aurich[1]

  •    Fürstentum Ostfriesland with Harlingerland

      12 Ämter, 5 magistrates and 3 Patromonialgerichte

2. Landrosteibezirk Hannover[2]

  • A. Fürstenthum Calenberg

       16 Ämter, 5 Klosterämter, 9 magistrates, 14

        Patrimonialgerichte

  • B. Grafschaft Hoya

        12 Ämter, 3 magistrates

  • C. Grafschaft Diepholz

         2 Ämter

3.Landdrosteibezirk Hildesheim[3]

  • A. Fürstenthum Hildesheim
        10 Ämter, 5 magistrates, 8 Patrimonialgerichte
  • B. Fürstenthum Göttingen
        11 Ämter, 4 Klosterämter, 6 magistrates, 11 Patrimonialgerichte
  • C. Fürstenthum Grubenhagen
        8 Ämter, 2 magistrates
  • D. Graftschaft Hohnstein
        2 royal Ämter, 1 Amt belonging to the earldom Stolberg, 2   
  •     Patrimonialgerichte
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  • 4. Landdrosteibezirk Lüneburg
        26 Ämter, 10 Amtsvogteien, 8 magistrates, 20 Patrimonialgerichte
  • A. Fürstenthum Osnabrück
        7 Ämter, 4 magistrates
  • B. Niedergrafschaft Lingen
        2. Ämter, 1 Patrimonialgericht
  • C. Herzogthum Arenberg-Meppen
       1 Amt, 4 Standesherrliche Ämter, 1 Patrimonialgericht
  • D. Grafschaft Bentheim
         1 Commissariat, 2 Standesherrliche Ämter
  • E. Herrlichkeit Lage see Amt Lingen
  • A. Herzogthum Bremen
        14 Ämter, 6 Gerichte, 2 magistrates, 1 Gemeinheitsgericht, 21   Patrimonialgerichte
  • B. Herzogthum Verden
        2 Amter, 1 royal court, 1 magistrate
  • C. Land Hadeln
        1 magistrate, 12 Kirchspielgerichte, 2 Patrimonialgerichte
  •    2 royal courts, 1 Amt, 1 Bergamt, 8 magistrates
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