Nils Essing

Table 9 (50)

Nils Essing3, Anders Essing2, Agnis Nilsdotter1 & Måns Essing1


Nils Essing


Oct 23, 1756





Sep 10, 1835





Nov 6, 1785



Ingeborg Olofsdotter







Sep 10, 1835



Brita Essing


June 9, 1788


Table 33






Gertrud Essing


Nov 16, 1789


Table 34



Feb 1790



Anders Essing


Jan 4, 1792





Oct 25, 1853



Inger’s note on Nils Essing:  He was a Company Worker in Huså and in 1812 he moved to Måläng in Sunne Parish.



On January 9, 1812 an Estate Inventory and Appraisal was conducted on Company Farm No. 27 in the Village of Husån, under the direction of Major Lorich. 

It was at the request of the tenant {Nils Essing}, who currently lived on this farm. 

It was occupied in order by:

·       first by the now deceased Jonas Hedman

·       then by the now deceased Eric Sullen

·       then by Samuel Ridderberg

·       then by  Jon Mahlberg of Gärde and Skutberg

·       then by Joseph Bergqvist 

·       lastly by the Company Miner Nils Essing who took over this farm this farm in 1782 and is currently living on it 


The croplands and buildings maintained by the current tenant {Nils Essing} are found in the following condition:

1.       An old cottage which prior or the Copper Mining Company built and by present the tenant with proper designation that a (färdstall[1]) stable.  It has 4 corners, 19 layers high[2] 13 alnars {26 feet} long and 9 alnars {18 feet} wide, with a porch, covered with boards, nailed and inner ceiling, with a decent floor, 2 windows, a fireplace, a baking oven, with ordinary accessories within and provided with a door on hinges.  Everything is decayed, and the shed has 2 cribs and space for 6 horses.  The porch in discarded with by fence of planks to kofva [3]  with a floor and a door on hinges.  It was regarded as having value and for that reason Nils Essing should transport it to cargo.  The tenant buildings and croplands are appraised at 10 Riksdaler

2.       An old cottage that was purchased by Nils Essing of Kall and Sundet in 1791 and moved here that same year.  It has 4 corners, is 9 layers high, 12¾ alnars {25½  feet} long 10 square ref wide, covered with wood boards, which also make up the inner ceiling, moss-bark[4] boards on the outer roof.  The cottage has a fireplace, a baking oven and iron spikes to secure the logs and windlass[5] of iron, and weather boarding around the a fireplace.  The floor boards have recently been placed, under which is found a cellar pit with a hatch and an iron ring without hinges.  In the cottage there are 2 windows and wainscoting inside, which was taken from the previous cottage, and the other cottage  provided by Essing of which 1 pane is broken(1):  The cottage also has a table and chairs and benches with 2 seats, shelf for food bowls and a door on hinges, and 2 iron handles.  51  The walls are old and rotted, but the west side is dressed with un-planed boards, the roof needs repair, also the outside bridge, everything is old, however it can sometimes be used.  Appraised at 15 Riksdaler. 

3.       An old upright shelter that was moved from Bergom in 1792.  It has 4 corners, 12 layers high, 6 alnars {12 feet} long, 5½ alnars {11 feet} wide, covered with tree bark and roof, provided with a floor and a door, and a grain bin, with a 2-part door on hinges with a lock, key and hasp.  The walls and roof are in bad condition and everything is very old, however it can serve his purposes for a few more years, although snow and rain drifts in through all the corners and nooks.  Appraised at  5 Riksdaler.

4.       An old granary up by the old barn that was built by the Copper Mining Company.  It has  4 corners, 10½ alnars {21 feet} long, 9½ alnars {19 feet} wide, 8 layers high, covered with birch bark and common bark on the roof, a floor in the barn, and a room for seed.  Everything is old and rotten and is needs a new barn, because the previous tenant did not take care of it and repair it during his time that this one does.

5.       A barn built by the Copper Mining Company.  It has 4 corners with by skåt  to the shed, 10½ alnars {21 feet} long, 7½ alnars {15 feet} wide, 8 layers high, covered with tree, common bark and birch bark on the roof, and provided with a floor and a door, none of it maintained, and which also the previous tenant to cargo since it is mismanaged.  It is appraised at 2 Riksdaler.

6.       A barn built by the tenant.  It has four corners, 13 alnars {26 feet} long with discarded 11½ alnars {23 feet} wide and 11 layers high.  It is covered with tree, bark, moss and boards, provided with should and necessary furnishings within, and it has room enough for 5 cattle and 30 sheep or goats and a manger beside a crib for a horse.  The door is on hinges.  Although this house is not very old, it has roof ridges and stone mounds with many defects and in regard of this can only be appraised at 12 Riksdaler.

7.       A new barn that Essing built.  It has 4 corners, 6 layers high, 6½ alnars {13 feet} wide, 8½ alnars {17 feet} long with discarded covered with tree, common bark, birch bark and land, provided with 2 dry leaves and a baking oven, and a door on hinges, all working.  It appears to be worth six Riksdaler.

8.       The farm fences about the infield altogether covers 336 fathoms, of which 186 fathoms are in good condition, 140 fathoms of declining fenced pasture, 56 fathoms of broken down pasture about the woodlands.  It was observed by the inspectors that these farm fences Nils Essing has newly built only 60 fathoms and also named 56 about woodlands together 16 fathoms decent fenced pasture and was appraised at 1.39 Riksdaler

9.       A cane field[6] A barn in good condition, of from which half in addition there is 1.24

       Open land by the forest field           ¼ maling

       Good cabbage bottom field           ½ maling

       Large field east of the farm                     2¼ malings

       Total          3 malings

From which Essing without the cabbage fields broke up one-half (½) maling, appraised at five Riksdalers.  The inspectors found Nils Essing were cultivated for haymaking. 

On moss ground there were two loads. 

On Hvassnäsmarken[7] 5 loads were Montäkten [8] in a mediocre year and 10 ditto.

This farm can feed three cows and 20 sheep or goats with the assistance of leaf covered hay and fir tree branches during the winter. 

5 cords of grain and 1 barrel of ground pears are planted each year.

In addition to the one-fourth (¼) of an acre of newly cultivated land on more places, at which time it appears able to harvest one load appraised at one Riksdaler.  

Total 47.15.

It was hereby examined, inspected, and Estate Inventory by Jurors Anders A. Bergström and Anders Ågren. 

                        Pehr Malmsten (who took over from the tenant Anders Essing)

From the Huså Bruks Arkiv.  {Huså Company Archives}






Photograph (52)






The manor house[9] in Huså after restoration

Inger J. Qvarnström took this photograph in 1994. 

[1] A färdstall was a stable where people could leave their horses when they stayed overnight and traveled the next day.

[2] Layers of logs?

[3] Does kofva  mean cover?

[4] I picture moss-bark as being very weak.  Does the moss-bark somehow protect the roof by shedding water?

[5] A windlass is a winch or crank.  For drawing water?

[6] A reed bed is a ?

[7] Proper name or “reed covered neck of land”?

[8] Proper name or “carefully supplied”?

[9] Who lived in the manor house?  Was it Nils Essing or his landlord?