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  • ID: I673581760
  • Name: Lars Andersson COLINUS
  • Given Name: Lars Andersson
  • Surname: Colinus
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: in Sweden
  • Death: 1689 in Moyamensing, Philadelphia, PA
  • Will: 17 July 1689 Philadelphia, PA
  • Probate: 1 Nov 1689 Philadelphia, PA
  • Note:
    AKA Lawrence Anderson

    “Arriving on the Eagle with Governor Rising, was Lars Andersson Collinus, a ‘munster’ (minister’s) scribe, who soon married Mans Lom’s widow. In 1664, Olof Stille’s family and the Lom family (with its new father-in-law) moved to Moyamensing on the Delaware River in present South Philadelphia. ‘Lasse’ Andersson later became a justice on the Upland court. After the creation of Pennsylvania, Lasse Anderson was ‘naturalized’ by William Penn and jointed other ‘antient Sweeds’ in signing a deposition (for use against Lord Baltimore) establishing that the Swedes were the first permanent settlers in Delaware, which Baltimore claimed belonged to Maryland. The will of Lars Anderson Collinus, dated 17 July 1689, left his Moyamensing plantation to Michael Nilsson Laican and Andrew Wheeler, who were, respectively, a son -in-law and grandson of Mans.” (Mans Svensson Lom, Forgotten Forefather, and his Seven Daughters, Dr. Peter Stebbins Craig, Swedish Colonial Swedes, Internet)

    “Lars Andersson Collinus came from Sweden in 1654 as a minister’s scribe, married Mans Svensson Lom’s widow, and took meticulous care of her nine children. By 1671 all had left home except sons Peter Mansson and Sven Mansson Lom and the youngest of seven daughters, Maria. Lars Andersson Collinus died in 1689.” (1671 Census of the Delaware, p 15, Peter Stebbins Craig, Google Books database)

    “1664 - Control over Swedish nation, north of Christina River, transferred from Stuyvesant to New Amstel. Peter Rambo, Sven Gunnarsson and sons, Olof Stille, Lars Andersson Collinus move across Schuylkill to Passyunk, Wicaco and Moyamensing and receive confirming patents from d'Hinojossa. . .1680 - Peter Cock, Peter Rambo, Lars Andersson Collinus and Olof Svensson retire from Upland Court.” (Chronology of Colonial Swedes on the Delaware 1638-1713, Dr. Peter Stebbins Craig, Swedish Colonial Swedes, Internet)

    William Penn’s 1684 patent for Moyamensing had named as owners Lasse Andrews (Lars or Lasse Andersson Collinu), William (Olof) Stille, Andrew Bankson (Anders Bengtsson) and John Mattsson.
    John Mattsson left Moyamensing that year for Gloucester County, West Jersey, selling his interest to Patrick Robinson who promptly resold to Henry Jones. Lasse Andersson Collinus had been justice of the Upland Court from 1675 to 1680. Apparently childless, he had married the widow of Måns Svensson Lom and devoted tireless attention to the welfare of her children and grandchildren. He died in 1689, leaving a bequest to his deceased stepson Sven Månsson Lom’s daughter and his lands at Moyamensing to his kinsmen Michael Nilsson Laican (Finnish) and Anders Wheeler, son of John Hwiler of New Sweden. (The Stille Family in America 1641-1772, Swedish American Genealogist, Vol 6, No. 4, Dec 1986, Peter Stebbins Craig, Internet)

    “Andrew Wheeler was the son of John Wheeler, an Englishman who was a freeman of New Sweden, and his wife Catharine Lom, who had moved to the Sassafras River in Cecil County, Maryland, by 1658. Andrew was born on the Sassafras River in Cecil County. After the death of his parents, Andrew returned to Moyamensing, where he inherited land from his mother’s stepfather, Lars Andersson Collinus. Lars had arrived in New Sweden in 1654 as a muster clerk and shortly thereafter married the widow of Mans Svensson Lom, who had arrived in New Sweden with his family in 1641. Lars later became a judge of the Upland court, dying in 1689.” (The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, Vol 34, p 173, On-Line Genealogy Library database)

    “Lars Andersson Collinu. . .made his will 17 July 1689 which was proved 1 Nov. 1689, leaving his Moyamensing plantation to Michael Nilsson Laican (husband of Helena Lom) and Andrew Wheeler (son of Catherine Lom, widow of John Whiler). Both were charged with providing his “grandchild” Utro (Gertrude?) Lom (daughter of Sven Månsson Lom, deceased) with 28 pounds when she became sixteen. Cows and a stag were willed to Mårten Garrett and Martha Garrett (children of Mårten Garrettsson and Christina Lom, deceased); another cow went to Cathrina Horlasse (?) and Elenor Matson (daughter of John Mattsson) to share equally. The rest of his estate - “chiefly hoggs” - went to Michael Nilsson Laican, Andrew Wheeler and John Mattsson. In the event this said “cozen” Utro Lom should die before she became sixteen, then her bequest was to be paid to “Bertha Lom, widow of my son Swan, deceased, “Phila County Wills, 1689 #64. Thereafter, on 13 May 1702 Michael “Leycon, alias Nielson” of Woodbury Creek, Gloucester County, West Jersey, conveyed his half of the Moyamensing tract inherited from Lars Andersson Collinus to Andrew Wheeler. Phila Deeds, F-2:270.” (The Stille Family in America 1641-1772, Swedish American Genealogist, Vol 6, No. 4, Dec 1986, Peter Stebbins Craig, Internet)

    Will: 17 May 1689, Probate: 1 Sept 1689, Book A, p 150 -- “Anderson, Lawrence. Myamencen, now resident in house of Michell Nielson, Shakamanson, Phila. Co. Husbandman. 5/17/1689. A. 150. Estate to Michell Nielson, Senr., Andrew Wheeler and John Matson. Legacies to grandchild Utro Lum; Breta Lum widow of his son Swan, deceased; Cathrina Hiclase; Elonor Matson; Morton Garrat; Garrat Garratson.Executors: Michell Nelson, Androus Wheeler.” -- NOTE: old dating, so 17 (5 mo) 1689 is actually 17 July 1689, and 1 (9 mo) 1689 is actually 1 Nov 1689

    Marriage 1 Margaret Petersdotter STILLE b: abt 1604/1605 in Rogberga, Jonkopings, Ian, Sweden
    • Married: abt 1664 in New Sweden, PA
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