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1641
Kalmer Nyckel
Left Gothenburg July, 1641
Skipper Andrian Jansen
Arrived at New Sweden November 7, 1641


The Kalmer Nyckel was waiting in Gothenburg for the ship Charitas, which arrived from Stockholm about the beginning of June. The cargo and provisions were brought on board the two ships. 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 and Finns, but the officers, with one or two exceptions, were Dutchmen.
The voyage over the ocean was stormy and two colonists and some cattle died and had to be thrown overboard.


Hendrick Huygen

Lambert Pietersen, ship mate

Lauren Andriessen Cuyper, a Dutchman - the barman.

He returned to Sweden with Claus Clausen in 1643, and in 1644 at Christina, making tobacco-casks, etc.

Mans Nilsson Kling, lieutenant - with wife, a servant girl and little child
He is to recieve 40 R.D. a month, beginning May 1, 1641, granted 50 R. D. expectancy-money by Claes Fleming, as a present. June 20, 1644 he was the officer on the Schuylkill.

Mans Joransson (Jurrensson), a Finn
By 1648 a freeman.

Matts Hansson (Janson), Constaple - and wife
Appointed gunner in 1641, at the same time to engage in the cultivation of tobacco, in which capacity he served until December 1, 1646, when he was made a freeman.

Matts Olofsson, sailor
In 1648, a wood sawyer.

Olof (Rolof) Thorsson (Olle Tossawa), mid-shipman
In 1644 cultivating tobacco for the Company on the plantation at Christina, in 1648 still a laborer.

NOTE:
The following persons arrived in New Sweden November 7, on either the Charitas or Kalmar Nykel.
Anders Andersson

Anders Christiansson dreyer, miller from Gothenburg

In 1644, at Christina

Andreas Classon Mink

Bertil Eskelsson from Sundsocken - son of Eskil Larson

In 1644 he cultivated tobacco as a laborer on the Plantation at Upland. In 1648 a freeman.

Clas Andersson Mink, son of Anders Mink

Clement Joransson, a courier

A "forest-destroying Finn, of the Parish of Sund, in Verland, enlisted for punishment in the soldiery; permitted by a royal mandate to Governor Olof Stake, dated July 29, 1640, to emigrate to New Sweden, where in 1644 he cultivated tobacco as a laborer on the Plantation at Upland. In 1648 a freeman.

Hans Mansson from Skara
In 1644 cultivated tobacco as a laborer on the Plantation at Upland. In 1648 a freeman.

Israel Helm Fluviander
Was a relative of Printz. In March 1643 he was stationed at Fort Elfsborg (during its erection) and conducted religious services for seven months. He was appointed by Printz as a regular preacher in New Sweden on October 1st. He returned to Sweden in 1647.

Jons Pafvelsson

Lars Anderson Ulf, from Gothenburg

In 1644 cultivating tobacco for the Company on the plantation at Christina, in 1648 cook on the sloop.

Lars Bjornsson, midshipman from Gothenburg
in 1644 he cultivated tobacco as a laborer on the Plantation at Upland. In 1648 still a laborer. He had a son Laurence born in New Sweden in August, 1648, who lived in Dublin Township, Philadelphia County, PA, and left issue known by the surname of Boore.

Mans Andersson

Mans Mansson

Martin Thomasson

Paul Mink



Return voyage:
William Laury, provost-marshal
It is not possible to determine with certainty whether Laury came here on the first expedition in 1638 or the second in 1640. He returned to Sweden on this voyage. He probably was an Englishman.






Compiled from:
The Swedish settlements on the Delaware, Amandus Johnson, ©1911.
A History of New Sweden, Israel Acrelius, ©1874.
and Source: #193








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