ArkivDigital has recently digitized the Engelholm gårdsarkiv (farm archive). The farm archive comes from the Engelholm manor which is a property located in the St. Anna archipelago in Östergötland. Engelholm’s long history begins in the year 1614 when the property was named, Ändö. In 1660, the manor’s name was changed to Engelholm and in 1719 Jacob Spens became the owner of the manor. The Engelholm estate remained in the Spens family up until 2019. You can read more about the estate in in PDF which you find by clicking here. (In Swedish)
An example of a record from Engelholms gårdsarkiv in ArkivDigital
The digitized material within ArkivDigital consists of 41 volumes. These volumes include among others: land records, account books, journals, settlement books, poor accounts, farm accounts and much more.
Here you will also find the personal archives for the owners: Jakob Spens, Axel Spens, Gabriel Spens, Fredrik Spens, Carl Gabriel Spens, Carl Axel Spens and Valter Spens. This is a rich gold mine for you who are interested in Engelholm and the Spens family history.
The owners of Engleholm are marked by the blue circles. The family tree is from the writing ”Fideikommissarierna till Engelholm” by Erik Spens.
Earlier, we have also digitized documents from the Höja Säteri (Manor), which was also had been owned by the Spens family and which once also was part of the Engelholm property.
You can find Engelholm’s gårdsarkiv by logging into app.arkivdigital.se, clicking Archive search and then entering Engelholm in the search field under archive holder. If you would rather find the documents for the Höja manor, enter Höja in the search field instead.