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Nicolai Benjamin Aall

Birthdate: (58)
Birthplace: Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norge
Death: January 16, 1798 (58)
Østsida, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norge
Immediate Family:

Son of Niels Jacobsen Aall and Benedikte Henrikke Bergh
Husband of Amborg Wesseltoft
Father of Niels Aall; Jørgen Aall, Eidsvollmann; Benedicte Henrikke von Cappelen; Jacob Aall, Eidsvollmann; Inger Aall and 2 others
Brother of Jacob Christian Aall; Fransisca Margrethe Aall and Constance Nielsdatter Aall
Half brother of Kirsten Aall; Fransisca Aall; Jacob Aall; Niels Aall; Kirsten Nielsdatter Aall and 5 others

Occupation: kjøpmann, grosserer, brukseier, Porsgrunn.
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About Nicolai Benjamin Aall

Nicolai Benjamin Aall (1739 - 1798) was a Norwegian ship-owner and businessman.

Nicolai Benjamin Aall was born in 1739 as the first son of Niels Jacobsen Aall (1702-1784) and Benedicte Henrikke Bergh (1714-1748) from Moss. Niels Jacobsen Aall was born in London, but moved to Porsgrund in 1712. Benedicte Henrikke was the second of three wives. Nicolai Benjamin's younger half-brother Jacob Aall, Sr. became a noted wholesaler, whereas his youngest half-sister Benedicta married Severin von Løvenskiold. Thus later statesman Severin Løvenskiold was his nephew.

He married Amborg Jørgensdatter Wesseltoft (1741-1815) from Skien, inheritor of the wealthy merchant Jørgen Simonsen Wesseltoft, in 1769. They had four sons; Niels, Jacob, Jørgen and Nicolai Benjamin, Jr., and three daughters Benedicte Henricka, Inger and Constance. Benedicte Henricka married Ulrich Fredrich von Cappelen of the influential Cappelen family, and Inger married Hans Eleonardus Møller, Sr. Through these marriages Nicolai Benjamin Aall was the grandfather of later parliament member Hans Eleonardus Møller, political figures Ulrik Frederik Cappelen and Nicolai Benjamin Cappelen and publishing house founder Jørgen Wright Cappelen.

Nicolai Benjamin Aall took examination as a theologian in 1759, but later turned to work in his father's business. He acquired burghership as a merchant in 1772. He bought Ulefos iron works at Ulefoss from the Anker family in 1782, having been a co-owner (one eighth part) since 1775. He also bought various real estate. In 1796 he and Didrich von Cappelen, brother of his son-in-law Ulrich Fredrich von Cappelen, established the Western Porsgrund ropewalk. In the same year he was registered as the owner of eleven ships, having coped through the American Revolutionary War which had a negative impact on business. He was described as hard-working and self-sacrificing, and handled his business with "superior proficiency", according to one historian.


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Slekten Aall i Porsgrunn:

På slutten av 1700-tallet ble Bjørntvet solgt til Nicolai Benjamin Aall (1739-1798). Han var gift med Amborg Jørgensdatter Wesseltoft (1741-1815). Etter Nicolai Benjamin Aalls død gikk Bjørntvet over til en sønn, Jørgen Aall.


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Nicolai Benjamin Aall's Timeline

April 8, 1739
Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norge
December 1, 1769
Age 30
Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norge
February 22, 1771
Age 31
Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway
Age 32
Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norge
July 27, 1773
Age 34
Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway
Age 34
Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norge
June 20, 1776
Age 37
Østsida, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norway
Age 38
Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norge
January 16, 1798
Age 58
Østsida, Porsgrunn, Telemark, Norge