Anders Essing

Table 2 (19}

Anders Essing2, Agnis Nilsdotter1 & Måns Essing1


Anders Essing


Feb 14, 1724










Jun 24, 1748



Karin Jonsdotter 


Oct 10, 1716

Gråsjön, Kall




Nov 20, 1750



Magnus Essing


Oct 1, 1749





Nov 6, 1749



Jonas Essing


Nov 11, 1750





Sep 3, 1771








Brita Gunnarsdotter 







Mar 16, 1798



Magnus Essing


Feb 27, 1752








Gunnar Essing


Feb 17, 1754

Cargo boat[1]

Table 8



Nov 11, 1803



Nils Essing


Oct 23, 1756


Table 9



Apr 18, 1822



Anders Essing


Dec 25, 1758


Table 10



Jul 18, 1802



Karin Essing


Mar 25, 1761


Table 11



Mar 3, 1848



Agnes Essing


Mar 12, 1764


Table 12



Jun 3, 1852



Olof Essing


Feb 10, 1767





Jan 1, 1770



Märeta Essing


Nov 16, 1769


Table 13



Jan 25, 1838



Brita Essing


Apr 17, 1773





May 23, 1773


Anders was a Smithy in Huså, and lived on Company Farm No. 182 for a time.  He built a house and lived in Semelä, Mörsil, near the Rikard Smith Works.  He also lived in Huså on Company Farm No. 19. 

Perhaps it was then that he took the hand of his spirited father, Måns.

On September 18, 1768, an application for assistance was received from discharged Artilleryman Måns Essing, who in his youth had been a soldier at Fort Duved.  It stated that the assistance he has received up until now has been insufficient.

He received 12 Species in pledges from the local farmers and he received the right not to “have to wander from village to village, and from having to be lodged by Anders Essing of Huså, which Måns refuses to do”.  The six men on his list promised to collect this money twice a year.

The reason Anders built a house in Semelån was that it had a mine company with a copper refinery and a copper forge that was established there in 1752 in Semelån along the main road.  The copper from the Gustav and Carlberg Copper Mining Company was refined and forged there. 

The copper was transported on boats from smelting-houses over Lakes Kallen and Liten, and then over land to Semlan, a distance of 4 mils {24 American miles}.  From there it goes to Offne loading area in Mattmar, about 2 mils {12 American miles}, where it will be loaded on Company boats in 20 skeppspunds {3.76 tons} shipments.  Then it is freighted about 5 mils {30 American miles} over Storsjön {Stor Lake} to the Lund unloading area in Brunflo, and from there it goes on the main road to Sundsvall.

His first marriage was on June 24, 1748 to Karin Jonsdotter, born on October 10, 10 1716 in Gråsjön, Kall

She died on October 10, 1716 of child birth complications from Jonas {B2} birth.  

B1 Magnus Essing born on October 1, 1749 and died 35 days later on November 6, 1749:  He was accidentally suffocated by his mother during the night.

When Karin died, Pehr Olofsson of Så, Åre was appointed as the guardian of Jonas, but Anders had already left him with someone else.  Pehr Olofsson took Anders to Court as told in the following story.

Pehr Olofsson of Så came to the District Court and declared that he was appointed as the guardian for Jonas Andersson, the underage son of Company Worker Anders Essing, in the fall of 1754.  However, he states that he has not yet received the child’s possessions, because Anders Essing will not surrender the custody of the child.

Consequently, Pehr Olofsson asked that either he be released from his guardianship or that Essing has to legally separate the boy’s property from the property of his late wife, so that Pehr Olofsson will know what belongs to the boy (Jonas Andersson} and what he is responsible for as the boy’s guardian.


The son cannot legally be released until Anders Essing is summoned and heard.  However, since he has already given up the custody of the child, this will have to happen at the next court session, according to the law.




Anders Essing married Brita Gunnarsdotter in 1751.  She was born around 1723 and was the daughter of Gunnar Jonsson and Märeta Olsdotter of Konäs.  She died on March 16, 1798 in Huså.  B3 Magnus Essing born on February 27, 1752.  In Gudding, Verdal in the Norwegian Death Records for Verdal it states that, "Swedish bachelor by the name of Magnus died in Gudding in 1772, 30 years old”.  It is likely that it was the same Magnus.  They were not sure of his age.

Company Farm No. 26 D. 31 where Anders Essing lived.  It was recorded as follows:

1.     A cottage with an inner roof of boards, a fireplace with a baking oven, iron spikes to secure the logs, enclosed with walls and it has large chairs and new shelves.  It has one pair of windows on the long wall, 2 panes wide and the same in height as in width, one pair of windows on the eastern wall 4 panes high and 2 in width, all complete and without breakage.  It has a passageway, then a bed, and then the passageway.  A small porch without an inner roof or windows and the roof on it is made of good sawed boards.

2.     An old cottage covered the same as the newer, is beside the feeder house with a board roof.

3.     A barn with a roof of common bark and birch bark and the one with ____ them, the roof is in poor condition but the walls are found to be acceptable, ____ is and including fertilizing ____

4.     A barn with a board roof and ____ is leak-free but the eastern side has a small amount of rot.

5.     A stall on the eastern side of the cottage house, with one horse in it with the walls in reasonable condition but the roof is in bad condition on the west side and should be repaired.

6.     A log barn stands to the south in the garden without significance, roofed with birch bark, but the roof ridge is gone and so the roof should be repaired so that this building will last a few more years. 

This farm was found to have cropland of 3½ mälings.  In the hay field within the fence there are about five loads of hay and green fodder.

311 fathoms of hedge fence serve as the property line.  A small part of it is found in decent condition, but the biggest part is in poor condition.  Both stake braced and wooden log fences, contained in the area between Malmsten and his 44 fathoms that is between Grönlund, are also in poor condition.

From Huså Copper Mining Company






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Here is shown the smelting-house in Huså in 1896.  At the right can be seen the refinery-house and the smelting-house.  The house with the long channel contained a water wheel that powered an air blower and from this air was guided through sheet metal to the smelting house.  The large white house to the right of the manor was a carpentry workshop, later it was a workhouse, and after 1875, it was a school.  The house to the right and on this side of the carpentry workshop was a coalhouse, the building behind the coalhouse was a granary, and it can now be found in Fäviken.  The house in the center of the photo was a roasting house.