Bokn (Bukken), Norway
Church records for Tysvær clerical district which was established in 1848 containing the parishes of Tysvær and Bokn (Bukken). Tysvær parish was separated form Skjold clerical district and Bokn from Skudenes clerical district in 1848. Earlier records for Bokn were burned in 1841. However, there are records for Boknas part of the Skudenes clerical district as early as 1770. These are on microfilm at the Family History Library.
Digital images of the church books are online at Digitalarkivet.
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. 1663-1666 Census for Stavanger district at Digitalarkivet.
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. May also include the residence of a male servant if he came from a different clerical district. Manntallet 1701 for Stavanger amt at Digitalarkivet.
The 1801 census (b. 39) for Skudenes clerical district includes Skudenes, Falnes, Ferkingstad, Bokn, and Åkra parishes. It lists the farm name, person's name, position in the household, age, marital status, and occupation. 1801-telling for Schudenæs at Digitalarkivet.
This census contains the persons name, residence, status in the family, occupation, sex, martial status, place of birth, age, 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. 1865-telling for Tysvær at Digitalarkivet.
- 1875 Census - Folketellingen for kongeriket Norge den 31te desember 1875 for Tysvær and Bokn.
This 1875 census contains the persons name, whether resident or temporary resident, those absent from the parish and their location at the time of the census, 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. 1875-teljinga for Bokn sokn i Tysvær prestegjeld at Digitalarkivet.
This census contains the persons name, sex, whether resident or temporary resident, those absent from the parish and their location at the time of the census, position in the family, marital status, occupation, year of birth, place of birth, citizenship, religion, and other miscellaneous information. 1900-telling for Bokns at Digitalarkivet.
Probate records are found in the combined judicial district of Ryfylke and Karmsund for the years 1666-1795.
For 1793-1901 they are found in the Karmsund judicial district.
Bokn: gard og ætt by Birger Lindanger
Lindanger, Birger, "History of various farms in Bokn community, Rogaland co., Norway with vital information on farm residents", Bokn: Bokn kommune, c2001-2002. 948.31/B2 D2L 2 vols. FHL INTL Book