Lars Carlsson Lock (c.1624 - 1688)

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Birthplace: Lockerud, Mariestad, Västergötland, Sweden
Death: Died
Managed by: Lindsay J.L. Scott
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About Lars Carlsson Lock

http://www.colonialswedes.org/forefathers/Lock.html

Buried at Old Swedes Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Wilmington, DE. Pastor

Lars Carlsson Lock, as was typical among Swedish ministers, generally used a Latinized version of his name Laurentius Caroli Lockenius. He was born as Lars Carlsson [Lars, son of Carl]. Later, when he started to studie at the university, he as other students adopted his surname from his place of origin, Lockerud, near Mariestad, in Skaraborg County, Sweden. Based on his reported age at the time of his death, he was born about 1624.

In September 1647, at the age of 23, Lars Lock sailed from Göteborg to New Sweden aboard the Swan. In the colony, he replaced the veteran minister, Johan Carnpanius, and took up residence at the New Sweden glebe lands, which extended from the mouth of Upland (Chester) Creek to Olof Stille's Creek (now Ridley Creek). His log church, built a few years before by Governor Printz, was located a short distance away on Tinicum Island. His congregation, however, was widely scattered, extending from the Schuylkill River on the north to Christina Creek on the south.

In the summer of 1653, when the freemen, led by Olof Stille, decided to file a petition of grievances with Governor Printz, they apparently turned to Lock to write the petition. Printz accused him of instigating the "mutiny," but the new Governor, Johan Rising, was persuaded that Lock was not guilty of the charge.

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Lars Carlsson Lock's Timeline

1624
1624
Mariestad, Västergötland, Sweden
1656
1656
Age 32
1665
1665
Age 41
1668
1668
Age 44
1670
1670
Age 46
Gloucester, Gloucester, NJ, USA
1673
1673
Age 49
1675
1675
Age 51
1680
1680
Age 56
New Jersey, USA
1688
September, 1688
Age 64
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