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Brita Rawson (Andersdotter)

Birthplace: Vestanfors, Vestmanland, Sweden
Death: Died in Skedevi
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Anders Andersson Finne and Kristina Coolbrant/Goolbrant
Wife of Olof "Rawson" Rase and OLOF (WILLIAM) RAWSON
Mother of Maria Justis; Charles Rawson; Lars Rawson; John Rawson; William Rawson and 1 other
Sister of John Cock and Justa Anderson

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About Brita Rawson

Brita Andersdotter, the younger daughter of Anders the Finn, was married by 1673 to Olof Rase, more commonly known as Olle or Wolla Rawson and finally as William Rawson. He had arrived in New Sweden as a soldier on the Eagle in 1654 and, together with Nils Larsson Frände had been licensed to buy land from the Indians in Gloucester County in 1668. He sold his interest in the New Jersey venture in 1675, being satisfied with his original tract of land on the west bank of the Delaware, located above and below Marcus Hook. This tract, originally granted by the Dutch before 1664 was repatented in 1676 by Governor Andros of New York to Olle Rawson and five others and estimated to be 1,000 acres. Each of the other owners moved to new locations, however, so that most of this land ended up in the ownership of Olle Rawson.

With the creation of Pennsylvania and the influx of new settlers from Great Britain, Olle Rawson profited greatly by the sale of lands north of Marcus Hook to the newcomers. He held on to approximately 400 acres, centered around Naamans Creek. In 1685, he entered into an agreement with John Bristow to erect a gristmill on Naaman's Creek, under an obligation to grind 40 bushels of corn per year for the balance of the lives of Woola Rawson and his wife Brita.. The last record of him alive is a deed dated 25 July 1697 by which Wooley Rawson and his son Lacy Rawson sold seven acres of land with a mill and mill race thereon to Jasper Yeates.

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Brita Rawson's Timeline

Vestanfors, Vestmanland, Sweden
Age 25
Marcus Hook, Province of New York
Age 29
Age 31
Age 33
Age 36
Age 39
May 1702
Age 61