Måns Svensson Lom (c.1580 - 1653) MP

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Nicknames: "Måns Svensson Lom"
Birthplace: Probably Roslagen, Länna socken (or parish), Uppland, Sweden
Death: Died in New Sweden (Probably within present Pennsylvania), (Present USA)
Occupation: Tailor, Former Soldier (Lieutenent) - probably Farmer in Pennsylvania, Tailor and Commissioned Lieutenant in Swedish Navy, tailor
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About Måns Svensson Lom

http://www.colonialswedes.org/Forefathers/Lom.html

Although the surname of Lom died out by 1685, it is probable that Måns Svensson Lorn had more descendants than any other settler of New Sweden. He had nine children, fifty or more grandchildren and at least 250 great-grandchildren. When Andreas Rudman took his census of the Wicaco congregation in 1697, thirty percent (165) of them were Lom's descendants.

Nothing is yet known about Lom's personal history prior to 1641. As he came to America with the Stille brothers (Olof and Axel) it is probable that he was also from Roslagen. That was the reported birthplace of his eldest daughter.

Lom's name first appeared in New Sweden records on the passenger list of the Charitas, 3 May 1641, on the eve of that ship's departure from Stockholm on the first leg of its voyage to America. Listed right above the family of Olof Stille and the bachelor Axel Stifle was "Måns Svensson Lom, a tailor and formerly a lieutenant, who intends to begin agriculture in New Sweden. He has received 5 Riksdaler but otherwise no salary; he goes with his wife, two almost grown-up daughters and a little son.

Margaret Petersdotter STILLE [Parents] was born in 1604 in Rogberga, Jönköpings län, Sweden. She died in 1687 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She married Måns Svensson LOM in 1626.

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From Wayne Kuntze's Selected Families and Individuals, Notes:

http://www.waynekuntze.com/wk6mar201/pafn416.htm

26. Mans Svensson LOM was born ABT 1580 in Sweden, and died ABT 1653 in New Sweden, Pennsylvania.

27. Margaret Petersdotter STILLE was born 1607 in Sweden, and died 1687 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Children of Margaret Petersdotter STILLE and Mans Svensson LOM are:

  • 1. i. Anna LOM. She married Gustaf DANIELSON ABT 1649. He was born ABT 1624 in Sweden, and died 1681 in Upland, Pennsylvania.
  • 2. 13. ii. Margaret LOM was born 1626 in Roslagen, Sweden, and died 12 FEB 1703 in Philadephia, Pennsylvania. She married Peter Larrson COCK 1643 in New Sweden, son of Lars PETERSSON. He was born 1610 in Bangsta, Turinge parish, Stockholm, Sweden, and died 10 NOV 1687 in his island "Kipha".
  • 3. iii. Sven Miansson LOM was born ABT 1630 in Sweden, and died ABT 1685.
  • 4. iv. Catherine LOM was born ABT 1635 in near Stockholm, Sweden, and died 19 AUG 1720 in Gloria Dei, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She married John WHEELER ABT 1651. He was born ABT 1632 in Moyamensing, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, and died ABT 1677. She married Sven SVENSSON ABT 1659 in New Jersey, son of Sven GUNNARSSON. He was born 1632 in Sweden, and died BEF 6 OCT 1696.
  • 5. v. Beata LOM was born ABT 1646 in New Sweden, Pennsylvania, and died APR 1689. She married Lars Carlson LOCK JAN 1662 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. He was born 1604 in Sweden, and died SEP 1688 in Old Swedes Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware.
  • 6. vi. Christina LOM was born ABT 1646 in Sweden. She married Marten GARRETTSSON ABT 1663. He was born ABT 1642, and died 1680.
  • 7. vii. Peter Mansson LOM was born ABT 1648 in Sweden, and died JAN 1677 in Cecil County, Maryland. He married Helene SVENSDOTTER 1673, daughter of Sven GUNNARSSON. She was born ABT 1652 in New Sweden, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
  • 8. viii. Helena LOM was born 1650 in Sweden, and died 3 JAN 1720 in Gloucester County, New Jersey. She married Michael Nilsson LYCON 1670, son of Nils LYCON. He was born 1644 in Sweden, and died 17 APR 1703 in Gloucester County, New Jersey.
  • 9. ix. Mary Anderson LOM was born ABT 1652 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, and died BEF 1701. She married John Dalbo MATTSON ABT 1671 in Chester County, Pennsylvania, son of Matts HANSSON and Elizabeth MATTSSON. He was born ABT 1645 in Mantua Creek, Gloucester County, New Jersey, and died 1701 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

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Mans Swensson Lom (Svensson Lom), freeman, had been a lieutenant before and came over on the "Charitas" in 1641. ("The Swedish Settlements on the Delaware, 1638-1664, Vol. II", by Amandus Johnson, page 712.

In New Sweden, he became one of the first settlers of present Delaware County, where he settled with the Stille brothers on a tract called "Techoherassi" by the Indians. This was at present Eddystone, located on the Delaware River between Olof Stille's Creek (now Ridley Creek) and Crum Creek.

Although the surname of Lom died out by 1685, it is probable that Måns Svensson Lorn had more descendants than any other settler of New Sweden. He had nine children, fifty or more grandchildren and at least 250 great-grandchildren. When Andreas Rudman took his census of the Wicaco congregation in 1697, thirty percent (165) of them were Lom's descendants.

Nothing is yet known about Lom's personal history prior to 1641. As he came to America with the Stille brothers (Olof and Axel) it is probable that he was also from Roslagen. That was the reported birthplace of his eldest daughter. The name of his wife is not found in any surviving record. Based on Swedish naming patterns, her name was probably Anna Petersdotter and it seems likely that she was the sister of Olof and Axel Stille, sons of Peter Stille of Roslagen.

Måns Svensson (the son of Sven) used the surname of Lom, pronounced "Loom" in Swedish and sometimes spelled that way. It means "loon" or "diver" and is typical of the kind of name assigned to a Swedish seaman.

Lom's name first appeared in New Sweden records on the passenger list of the Charitas, 3 May 1641, on the eve of that ship's departure from Stockholm on the first leg of its voyage to America. Listed right above the family of Olof Stille and the bachelor Axel Stifle was "Måns Svensson Lom, a tailor and formerly a lieutenant, who intends to begin agriculture in New Sweden. He has received 5 Riksdaler but otherwise no salary; he goes with his wife, two almost grown-up daughters and a little son."

In New Sweden, he became one of the first settlers of present Delaware County, where he settled with the Stille brothers on a tract called "Techoherassi" by the Indians. This was at present Eddystone, located on the Delaware River between Olof Stille's Creek (now Ridley Creek) and Crum Creek.

On 6 October 1646, during the war of words between Governor Johan Printz and the Dutch, Olof Stille and Måns Svensson Lom delivered one of the Governor's ultimatums to Andries Hudde, the Dutch commander at Fort Nassau. The account book of Hendrick Huygen, New Sweden's commissary, dated I March 1648, showed that Måns Svensson owed the New Sweden Company 274.17 guilders for his purchases from the company store.

Måns Svensson Lom probably died in 1653. On 27 July 1653, his two sons-in-law Peter Larsson Cock and John Wheeler and Olof and Axel Stille were among the 22 freemen submitting a petition of grievances to Governor Printz. Lom's name was conspicuous in its absence. On 9 June 1654, after the arrival of Governor Johan Risinor "Måns Lom's widow" was listed among the "old freemen" pledging allegiance to the new governor.

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Måns Svensson Lom's Timeline

1580
1580
Probably Roslagen, Länna socken (or parish), Uppland, Sweden
1626
1626
Age 46
Norrtälje, Sverige
1626
Age 46
Probably Roslagen, Länna socken (or parish), Uppland, Sweden
1628
1628
Age 48
Norrtälje, Sverige
1638
1638
Age 58
1641
1641
Age 61
At sea
1641
Age 61
on the "Charitas"
1643
1643
Age 63
New Sweden, ME, USA
1645
1645
Age 65
Chester, PA, USA
1648
1648
Age 68