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1641
The Charitas
Sailed from Stockholm May 3, 1641
With 35 persons
Left Gothenburg July, 1641
With additional persons
Skipper Jan Jochimsen
Arrived at New Sweden November 7, 1641


From Stockholm to Gothenburg:
Anders Hansson
(brother of Mans Hansson the gunner who transferred to the Kalmer Nyckel)
Engaged by Mans Kling as a servant of the Company to cultivate tobacco, also to serve as a soldier, to receive as yearly wages 20 R.D. and a coat; a freeman in 1648.

Axel Stille

Engaged by Mans Kling as a servant of the Company to cultivate tobacco, also to serve as a soldier, to receive 15 daler copper money at the start, a freeman in 1648. He was naturalized in 1661 in Maryland, but probably returned to the Delaware, since the name occurs amonth those of persons residing in Passyunk, in Philadelphia County, in 1683.

Carl Johansson (Jansson)
Formerly bookkeeper at Kexholm, Finland. To accompany the expediion for punishment. Printz speaks of this person in his report to the West India Company, dated February 20, 1647, as follows: "The bookkeeper Carl Johanson, who chanced to get into a difficulty through some misdemeanor in Kiexholm (in Finland), and for that reason was sent over to New Sweden, has been here six years, and behaved very well the whole time. Three years ago I not only appointed him to take care of the storehouse, but also trusted him to receive and audit the Commissary's monthly accounts, giving him a salary of 10 R.D. per month (to be ratified graciously by the Right Honorable Company), which service he ever since has faithfully performed. Now he requests," proceeds the Governor, "by Her Royal Majesty's and the Right Honorable Company's favor to be allowed, with the next ship, to go home to the Kingdom for a while, so long as it may please Her Royal Majesty, to setle his affairs there. His purpose for the future is willingly to serve Her Royal Majesty and the Right Honorable Company tot the best of his judgement and ability, so long as he lives, either here in New Sweden, or whersoever else he may be ordered."

Eskil Larson
A deserter from the army sent by the War Office for punishment. In 1644 he cultivated tobacco as a laborer on the Plantation at Upland. In 1648 a free laborer.

Evert (Ivar) Hindricksson, a Finn
Engaged by Mans Kling as a servant of the Company to cultivate tobacco, also to serve as a soldier, to receive 20 daler copper money at the start and a suit of clothes. On the plantation at Upland in 1644. In 1648 still a laborer. Banished from Upland in 1663, he settled afterwards at Crane Hook, and became captain of the company there. He was a participant in the insurrection of the "Long Finn" for which offence he was fined 300 guilders. For some reference to him see The Pennsylvania Magazine, vol. ii. pp. 329-30.

Gustaf Strahl
a young nobleman, sailing on the recommendation of the Admiral for the experience, receiving nothing therefore, from the Company but maintenance.

Hendrick Matson the Finn, a boy
To receive 10 R.D. as yearly wages with 10 daler copper money at the start. In 1644 a laborer, cultivating tobacco at the plantation on the Schuylkill. Was hired as a soldier by Printz on October 1, 1646, served until March 1, 1648. In 1648 a freeman.

Herr Christoffer, a priest
Going on the recommendation of the Admiral, from whom he received a present of 100 daler, copper money, stipulating for nothing but maintenance, since he joins the expedition to gain experience.

Jan (Johan) Ericksson, laboror from Angermanland
Engaged by Mans Kling as a servant of the Company to cultivate tobacco to receive 20 daler copper money at the start. On the plantation at Upland in 1644. Became a soldier on October 1, 1646. Deserted in 1651, leaving a debt of 1,017 florins behind.

Johan Andersson from Strangnas
Hired by Kling in 1641 as a farm hand on the plantation at Upland. On October 1, 1646, he was hired by Printz to serve as a soldier. Returned to Sweden in 1648.

Jacob Sprint from Nyland
Engaged by Mans Kling as a servant of the Company to cultivate tobacco, to receive 15 daler copper money at the start. On the plantation at Upland in 1644. A soldier in 1648.

Lars Markusson
Engaged by Mans Kling as a servant of the Company to cultivate tobacco, to receive as yearly wages 20 R.D. Possibly the person called Carl Markusson, who died at Elfsborg July 10, 1643.

Mats Hansson from Borga, Finland, formerly Claus Fleming's servant
Drawing no wages, only to be supplied with needful apparel because he committed an offense and must accompany the expeditioon for punishment; in 1644 a laboror, cultivating tobacco on the plantation at Upland, in 1648 a freeman.

Mats Hansson, Constaple - with wife
Transferred to the Kalmer Nyckel in Gothenburg for the voyage to New Sweden

Mans Nilsson Kling - with wife, a servant girl and little child

Transferred to the Kalmer Nyckel in Gothenburg for the voyage to New Sweden

Mans Swensson Loom, tailor who also has been a lieutenant. - with wife and two almost grown up daughters and a little son

He intends to begin agriculture in the colony. He received 5 R.D. on departing but otherwise no salary or monthly wage. He was still living in New Sweden as a freeman in 1648.

Michel Janson (Johansson), (Bolm), the burgomaster's son, from Gefle
An adventurer, receiving no compensation.

Olof Ericksson, a boy
To receive 10 R.D. as yearly wages with 10 daler copper money at the start. In 1644 a laborer at Tinicum, appointed to make hay for the cattle, and to accompany the Governor on the little yacht; still a laborer in 1648.

Olof Pafvelsson (Palsson)
Engaged by Mans Kling as a servant of the Company to cultivate tobacco, to receive 20 daler copper money at the start. Also to serve as a soldier.

Olof Persson Stille, millwright of Penningsby Manor, Lana Parish, Roslagen - with wife, two children; one 1 1/2 the other 7 years of age.
To engange in agriculture, paid at the start 50 daler, copper money, drawing no additional wages, but to be paid for whatever work he does for, and for whatever he furnishes to, the Company. His place of residence is indicated on Lindsrom's Map. In 1658 he was one of the magistrates on the Delaware. He was still living in July, 1684, when he obtained confirmation of a grant of land in Passyunk, in Philadelpha County, PA (ceded to him June 3, 1664, by d'Hinojossa, the Dutch Governor, on "South River"), but died before May, 1693, leaving as heir an only son, John Stille, born in America in 1646, the ancestor of a well known Philadelphia family.

Per Johansson (Peter Joransson)

Engaged by Mans Kling as a servant of the Company to cultivate tobacco, to receive 20 daler copper money at the start. Also to serve as soldier.

Powell Joensson (Pal Joransson, Johansson) from Jemtland
Engaged by Mans Kling as a servant of the Company to cultivate tobacco, to receive 15 daler copper money at the start. In 1644 a laborer, cultivating tobacco at the plantation on the Schuylkill. On October 1, 1646 Governor Printz hired him as a soldier for 4 R.D. a month. He returned to Sweden with Printz.

Peter Larson Kock, born in 1611, imprisoned soldier

Out of Smedjegarden, to serve as punishment. For necessary food and clothes, paid at the start 2 daler copper money. In 1644 a laborer, cultivating tobacco at the plantation on the Schuylkill, in 1648 a freeman. He held several offices under the government of the colony. Died at Kipka, in Philadelphia County, PA. by March, 1688-89. He had at least six sons and as many daughters, and left numerous descendants.

Pal Smaal (Pafvel Schal), a boy - son of a baker in Norrmalm

Receiving no wages from the Company; served as a soldier, and set out from Christina for Sweden, on the Fama, June 20, 1644.


35 Total on Board from Stockholm to Gothenburg:
8 hired soldiers
2 soldier prisoners
2 misdemeanants and
23 others, among which were some hired servants,
     a nobleman, a priest, and other adventurers and colonists.
There was also a sailor boy from Dublin among the crew,
Jacob Evertsen Sandelin.

The Charitas arrived in Gothenburg about the beginning of June, and a number of other colonists were undoubtedly in readiness there, waiting with the Kalmer Nyckel. The cargo and provisions were brought on board the two ships. It is not known on what ship most of the above named persons embarked on from Gothenburg to New Sweden. It is probable the Kalmer Nyckel carried the majority of the settlers and the animals and farming implements were loaded into the Charitas for the voyage to New Sweden.
The colonists were nearly all Finns, most of whom had their families with them. The majority of the sailors and soldiers were Swedes, but the officers, with one or two exceptions, were Dutchmen.

Persons known to be on the Charitas
from Gothenburg to New Sweden in July, 1641


Gotfriedt Harmer (Hermansson), cabin guard
In 1644 and 1648 assistant to the Commissioner Huygen.

Lucas Persson, sailor
In 1644 at Christina, making tobacco-casks, etc. In 1648, a sailor on the sloop at New Sweden.

Mans Swensson Loom, freeman, tailor who also has been a lieutenant - with wife and two daughters and a little son
[see above]

Evert Sivertsson (Ifvar or Siwirt Siewertson), freeman
Still living in New Sweden in 1648.

Claes Claessen, a dutch carpenter
Returned to Sweden in 1643. Then in 1644, residing on the island at Christina.

Lars Thomson Bure from Vedding, sailor
Sailor on the sloop in 1644 and 1648.

Knut Martensson Wasa, sailor
Probably from Vasa, Finland. In 1644 cultivating tobacco for the Company on the plantation at Christina. In 1648 a Freeman.

See "NOTE" on Kalmer Nyckel 1641 for additional passengers with this voyage.






Compiled from:
The Swedish settlements on the Delaware, Amandus Johnson, ©1911.
and Source: #193








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