Margareta Karlsdotter (Sparre av Tofta)

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Margareta Karlsdotter

Also Known As: "(Sparre av Tofta)", "Sparre av Tofta", "Sparre af Tofta", "Bonde"
Death: before February 28, 1429
Place of Burial: Vadstena, Östergötland County, Sweden
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Karl Ulfsson (Sparre av Tofta) and Helena Israelsdotter Finsta
Wife of Knut Tordsson Bonde and Sten Turesson, till Örby (Bielke)
Mother of Margareta Knutsdotter Bonde, Natt och Dag; King Charles VIII of Sweden; Hedvig Knutsdotter Bonde; Sigris Bonde; Claes Bonde and 6 others
Half sister of Knut Karlsson (Sparre av Tofta)

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About Margareta Karlsdotter (Sparre av Tofta)

Margareta Karlsdotter (Sparre av Tofta)

  • Daughter of Karl Ulfsson Sparre av Tofta and Helena Israelsdotter Finsta
  • Margareta Karlsdotter, d 1428 or (before 28 February) 1429, daughter of the Riksråd and the lawyer in Uppland Karl Ulfsson (sparrow) to Tofta and widow of knight Knut Tordsson Bonde; 2) 1429 with Agneta Eriksdotter Krummedige, d between 14 sept. 1452 and 1 June 1453, daughter of Danish Governor Erik Krummedige.


  • Married: (1) Knight Knut Tordsson Bonde, dead 1413. Knight. Chief at Turku Castle. Married 1408-09-20 with Margareta Karlsdotter , daughter of the Swedish National Council and Marshal Karl Ulfsson ( Sparre av Tofta ) and Helena Israelsdotter ( Finstaätten ). -
  • Married: (2) Sten Turesson (Bielke) married 1st: 1414 with Margareta Karlsdotter (sparrow) in her 2nd marriage [married 1st: 1408 with the knight and chief at Turku Knut Tordsson Bonde, died in 1413 and in this married mother of King Karl Knutsson], died about 1428, daughter of the knight, the Swedish Council and Marshal, the lawyer in Uppland Karl Ulfsson ( Sparre av Tofta ) to Tofta and Helena Israelsdotter -

Children with Knut Tordsson Bonde

  • Karl VIII Knutson Bonde, born 1408, died 1470 King. Karl Knutsson, King Karl VIII Knutson (son of Knut Bonde), born probably 1408, died 1470-05-15. King of Sweden 1448-06-20. Elected king of Norway in 1449. Lost his Norwegian crown as early as 1450. Appointed king of Sweden in 1457, was recalled to the king in the autumn of 1464. Declared his crown in 1465. Again called king in 1467-09. Married 1: o 1429-02-28 at Ekholmen with Birgitta Turesdotter (Bielke) , daughter of the knight and the Swedish Council Ture Stensson ( Bielke ) and Birgitta Abrahamsdotter (bull head). Married 2: o 1438-10-05 in Stockholm with Katarina Karlsdotter (gumsehead) , daughter of the Swedish National Council Karl Ormsson ( gumsehead ) and Märta Gregersdotter (Aspenes ). Married 3: o 1470 with his dear Kristina Abrahamsdotter , possibly daughter of the chief of the Raseborg's western herd Abraham Pedersson (half animal).

Children with Sten Turesson, till Örby (Bielke)

Sten had two sons and three daughters, all born in marriage to Margareta Karlsdotter (sparrow)

  • Birgitta Stensdotter (Bielke); to Ekholmen after brother Knut Stensson's death 1451 (Bbl.) Lived 1461-01-02 but was dead (Bbl.) 1464-06-04. Married 1st before 1438-08-29 with the knight, the national council and the governor of Kalmar castle Gustaf Anundsson Sture, dead 1444 (Pt XXI p. 103), and in this married mother of the governor Sten Sture d. o before 1446-12-02 with the knight, the national council and the lawman of Uppland Gustaf Karlsson (gum head) to Ekholmen, in his 2nd marriage [married 1st with Märta Karlsdotter. Married 3: o 1474 to Ingeborg Filipsdotter, daughter of Filip Axelsson (Tott)], Deceased 1486-07-26.
  • Ture Stensson, (Bielke); born about 1416. Arms. Council of Ministers 1436. Teamman in Uppland 1438-03-06 and also chief magistrate at Älvsborg in the beginning of the year 1439. Resumed a Norwegian attack on this fortress in the summer of 1439. Then participated in the autumn of 1439 in the day of the reign in Telge (Bbl.), Where King Erik was finally deposed, and then accompanied his half-brother, Deputy Governor Karl Knutsson on his journey to Kalmar, but fell ill just south of Nyköping and died after a few days, probably (1439) 23/10 and buried 1439-10-29 in Vadstena (Bbl .).
  • Katarina Stensdotter (Bielke); to Vik, lived widow 1458. Married 1438-10-00 with the Danish knight and the national council Klaus Nilsson ( Sparre av Ellinge ), to Ellinge in Skåne, lived 1449, but was dead 1452-02.
  • Knut Stensson (Bielke), to Ekholmen. Became a knight at King Kristoff's coronation 1441. Council of Ministers. Obtained at Karl Knutsson's ascension to Axvall Castle, but soon exchanged it for Nyköping Castle and County (Bbl.). Lawman in Uppland 1450. Died 1451 and buried 1451-11-11 in Vadstena. Married [? 1: o with Kerstin Knutsdotter , daughter of Knut Bengtsson (Blå) to Arnäs. Married 2nd: with Elin Gustafsdotter in her 1st marriage [married 2nd before 1455 with the knight and the governor Erik Axelsson (Tott), dead just before 1481-03-28]. Lived 1494-07-15 but was dead 1496-06-02, daughter of the knight and the national council Gustaf Algotsson ( Sture ) to Ängsö and Lagmansö and his 2nd wife Märta Ullsdotter ( Sparre av Hjulsta and Ängsö ).
  • Margareta Stensdotter (Bielke), died 1439. Married at the latest by 1436 (Bbl.) With the Swedish National Council and the Governor of Stegeborg Nils Stensson ( Night and Day ), died 1439-10-00 in Norrköping (SK.).

List of Swedish Diplomatarium's Medieval Letters from

SDHK No: 20589

  • Dating: 1425 October 25

Sten Turesson (Bielke) sells, with his wife Margareta Karlsdotter (Sparre av Tofta) and her stepson Karl Knutsson (Bonde) as co-sigilants, to Kristiern Nilsson (Vaasa) land in Håbo and Sollentuna herds in Uppland, Snevringe herad in Västmanland, and Väster - and the Austrians are hardening in Södermanland, for a total of DKK 2318. SDHK No: 25494, Archbishop Jöns i Uppsala, Margareta Eriksdotter, widow of Kristiern Nilsson, Erik Nipertz, Erik Turesson and Kristiern Bengtsson , knight, attest that they and other Messrs. Kristiern's heirs collected stated sums for goods, which King Karl repurchased by Mr Kristiern, and as Kristiern Nilsson acquired on various occasions by Mr. Sten Turesson, Mrs. Margareta (King Charles's mother) and Karl Bonde, namely: 3 land land in Tofta on Alsnö and more for 400 English nobles (SDHK no. 20986 ); 3 farms in Rumby in Ed's parish and more for FIM 2,318 (SDHK no. 20589 ); 3 farms in Hummelsta and more for 50 English nobles (SDHK no. 21545 ); land in Sparrsätra church village and more for 220 English nobles (SDHK no. 21009); land in Lundersta in Fittja parish and more for 150 English nobles (SDHK no. 21410 ); farms in Limsta and more in Irsta parish for 200 Swedish marks (letter missing; SDHK no. 44741 ) and in Sylta in the same parish for 28 barrels of iron (SDHK no. 20604 ); a farm in Västerås for 2 1/2 read iron (letter missing; SDHK no 44742 ) -

SDHK No: 20056

  • Dating: 1423 April 8, of Issue: Stäkeholm (Stegeholm)

Sten Turesson and his wife Margareta Karlsdotter join Jeppe Petersson Skytte and his wife Katarina Fickesdotter farms and land in Glo (Ö. Eds sn), in Slätvik in Tryserums parish and in Tingstad in Lofta parish against other land in Äskevarp, Bankeböta, Björnvarp, Västanbäck and more in Tryserums parish. 5 seals, 1 strip, 1 notch -

SDHK No: 20415

  • Dating: 1425 January 26, Issue: Ekholm

Sten Turesson gives Harald Olofsson a letter of receipt on the accounts he has presented for the administration of Örby. Margareta Karlsdotter, wife of Sten Turason seals. -

SDHK No: 20415

  • Dating: 1425 January 26, Issue: Ekholm

Sten Turesson gives Harald Olofsson a letter of receipt on the accounts he has presented for the administration of Örby. Margareta Karlsdotter, wife of Sten Turason seals -


About Margareta Karlsdotter (Sparre av Tofta) (svenska)

Övrig kommentar 170423: Jag har ändrat till hennes rätta efternamn (Sparre av Tofta) - Bonde hette maken och att hon enligt "borgerligt" mönster från början av 1900-talet skulle ha använt sig av makens efternamn är mer än befängt.

Enligt den *källan är hon gift 2 med Sten Turesson Bielke, hennes sista man mao. ___________________________


Karl Ulfsson Sparre had a daughter Margareta Karlsdotter. Whoever was her mother is no one who knows for sure. Karl Ulfsson was married five times.

Karl had frequent links with Israel Birgersson at the beginning of his career. One could guess that Helena Israelsdotter was his first wife or one of the first. Many researchers want to guess her as a mother to Margareta but it's uncertain.

Tofta sätesgaard lay on Adelsö in Lake Mälaren. (Source: Eg. Mats Lejdeby - The struggle for the village power)

1) Mats Lejdeby - The struggle for the village power


2) Dick Harrison - Karl Knutsson

Finns ingen uppgift som styrker att hon varit gift med Magnus Ragvaldsson i den källan.

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Margareta Karlsdotter (Sparre av Tofta)'s Timeline

September 29, 1408
Turku, Finland
Norrtälje, Stockholm County, Uppland, Sweden
February 28, 1429
Age 48
March 13, 1429
Age 48
Vadstena, Östergötland County, Sweden