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Anders (Anderson) Jöransson

Birthplace: Sweden
Death: Died in DE, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Joran Of Sweden
Husband of Sophia Paulsson
Father of Kristian Anderson; Peter Anderson; Ericus Anderson; Jöran Anderson and Ericus Joransson
Brother of Nils Joransson

Managed by: Nicholas Dean Hatfield
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About Anders "Anderson" Jöransson

See "Anders Joransson and His Anderson Family of New Castle County 1664-1787", Peter Stebbins Craig, privately printed,1998

Reference: Anders Joransson and His Anderson Family of New Castle County 1664-1787, Peter Stebbins Craig, privately printed,1998

1) Anders Joransson was NOT the skipper of the Fogel Grip. That person's name was Andrian Joransson (or Andrian Jansen), a Dutch sea captain. Andrian did not stay in New Sweden. For a period of time after dropping off the 30 some male settlers there, he sailed into the Caribbean where he engaged in some piracy for the Swedish Crown. He then sailed back to Sweden. Andrian did come back to New Sweden as a crew member on another ship, but he never settled in America. 2) Two other 'Anders' mentioned [in Dr. Craig's book] were Anders Jonsson who was here for 3 years then went back to Sweden to stay and Anders Joransson, the Finn. Note that the section he was from was originally Sweden, but the Swedes gave it to Finland so that they would keep the Norse from attacking Sweden from that direction. (references please! At this time of history Finland was an integrated part of Sweden so Sweden couldn't have "given" a part of Sweden to Finland as there was no country called Finland! Note by Finnish curator Lars Söderström)

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Mary Anderson's paternal grandfather's parents. The first English census of the Delaware River valley, dated, 1671, disclosed one "Andrew Urinson" as the head of a household at Christina (present Wilmington), located between "James Mett" (Jöns Andersson, the smith) and "Hans Petersen" (Hans Petersson). On 27 Sept. 1672, Anders purchased part of a plantation known as Deer Point, west of Christina, from a Swedish Finn named Sinnick Broer (who became Sophia's second husband following Anders' death). Another move was planned in June 1675 when Anders Jöransson and an Englishman purchased 540 acres south of the Cohansey River in New Jersey. Before the move was made, however, Anders Jöransson died. His widow Sophia sold his interest in the New Jersey property in February 1675/1676. Two years later, on 8 May 1678, Broer Sinnicksson, Sophia's new husband, was granted Anders Jöransson's land at Deer Point on his promise to pay Ander's five children 500 (Dutch) guilders apiece when each became 21. Broer's subsequent payments identify these five children (all born in America) as:" 1. Christiern Andersson, born c.1662-1664 2. Jöran Andersson, born c.1666 3. Jöns Andersson, born c.1669 4. Eric Anderson (Mary's grandfather, #4), born c. 1671 5. Peter Andersson, born c. 1675 The eldest son, Christiern Andersson, was naturalized by William Penn on 21 Feb. 1682/3, suggesting that he was at least 21 by that time and, therefore, was born by 1662. However, he was not paid his 500 guilders until April 1685, suggesting a birth year of 1664. (The colony of Pennsylvania then included the Three Lower Counties of Essex, Sussex and New Castle, or Delaware.) In the 1693 church census of the Swedes on the Delaware, Christiern Andersson was named by his father's patronymic as Christiern Jöransson (the name he retained for the rest of his life), but he was not included among the 40 males in that census who were born in Sweden. This demonstrates that Anders Jöransson and his wife Sophia immigrated to the Delaware River before the English conquest of the Dutch in 1664.

The name of Anders Jöransson is not to be found among the lists of New Sweden settlers, 1638-1656. There was a person named Andrian Jöransen who was skipper on the "Fogel Grip" , 1637-39, and the Kalmar Nyckel, 1641-42, but he was from Saardam, the Netherlands, and never remained in America. Dr. Amandus Johnson also lists and "Anders Jöransson" as a constable in New Sweden, 1640-43. (According to Dr. Craig, who is being quoted here), Dr. Johnson's listing is in error (an error repeated by researchers Charles and Ruth Springer and Jerry Brimberry during the 1970s). Instead, ... the constable's named was Anders Anders Jönsson and he returned to Sweden in 1642.

By his name, we know that Anders Jöransson was the son of a Jöran, which was the Swedish equivalent to the name George. In modern Swedish the name is Göran. The first letter is silent so that it sounds like "Yeran." There were a number of New Sweden settlers with the name of Jöran, but none stands out as a prospective father for Anders Jöransson. Alternatively, and more likely, he eotjer came to New Sweden as an orphan or a young servant or else was among the Swedes and Finns arriving in 1663 when the Dutch were in control of the Delaware river.

Broer Sinnick, Sophia's second husband was a Finn born in Sweden. He served for many years as a warden of the Swedes' church at Crane Hook and, after the new Holy Trinity Church at Christia was dedicated in 1699, at that church also. He died on 30 November 1708 and was buried two days later under his own pew in the church. By her second marriage, Sophia had a sixth son, James Sinnicksson. Sophia died in 1717. Her estate was administered by Mary Anderson, wife of her second son Jöran Anderson. Her fourth son, Eric Anderson #4, was Mary Anderson Brimberry's paternal grandfather.

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Age 44
New Sweden, ME, USA
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Age 57
New Sweden, Delaware
Age 57
New Castle, Durham County, Province of Maryland
Age 57
NewCastle, New Castle, Delaware, United States
Age 61