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Jägerskiöld - Vice-Admiral Count., (Sweden)
Jegershöld - Jägerskjöld


The Coronet of a Count


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Jägerskiöld Coat of Arms




Jägerskjöld/Jägerskiöld/Jegershöld. Finsk uradel. Adlades åter 1686 med namnet von Jägerhorn. Ändrades vid introduktion till Jägerskiöld. Inkom till Sverige 1874. Introducerad på Sveriges Riddarhus år 1689, som adlig släkt nr: 1100. Släktmedlemmar skriver sig även Jegerschöld. - “A noble family from Finland (Finland was a part of Sweden until 1809 therefore the family is regarded as a Swedish family). The family was granted a patent of nobility in 1686 with the name of von Jägerhorn but the name was changed to Jägerskiöld on introduction to the House of the Nobility in 1689 as a noble family, no. 1100. Some family members use the name Jegerschöld.”

1.Claes Jägerskiöld, 1632 - 1691, participated in the Swedish - Russian war 1656 - 61 and also in the war in Swedish Pommern (northern Germany) 1675 - 1679. When the Swedish troops were shipped back to Sweden after the war he was onboard a ship that was shipwreck near the Danish island of Bornholm and was taken as a Danish prisoner. Back in Sweden he was promoted as a major and became a commandant or governor of the Dalarö fortress just outside Stockholm. He had issue:

1. Claes Jegerschöld, 1670 - 1744. He was a judge of appeal (court of law). Note the different spelling of the surname. He had issue: (at least 2 sons)

1. Carl Johan Jegerschöld, 1707 - 1758, was a chief judge in district court and had issue::

1. Captain Fredrik Jägerschöld, 1751 - 1777.

2.Christer Ludvig Jegerschöld, 1711 - 1798, participated in Paul Cronhawen's voyage in 1730 - 31 to Algiers with the peace gifts (?) and he also participated in the Swedish - Russian war of 1741 - 42. During the war in the Swedish Pommern with Prussia (1756 - 1762) he was in 1759 in charge of a navy unit that was cruising the North Sea to find and destroy Prussian privateers. After that he was in charge of a navy unit who had the duty to protect Swedish merchant navy ships that sailed in a convoy to Portugal. In 1762 he was in charge of the transports of the Swedish troops in Pommern back to Sweden. He was promoted Vice-Admiral and commandant of the naval base at Karlskrona (a major Swedish naval base). He became a member of the Admiralty in 1783.

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The Flag of a Swedish 
Vice-Admiral circa 1800

The Flag of a Swedish Vice-Admiral circa 1800

 He had issue:

1. Carl Ludvig Jegerschöld, b. 1758  d. 1811, was promoted Lieutenant in 1777 and was in English naval service in 1776 and in French service in 1778. During the American war of Liberty he was wounded and captured. In 1783 he was dismissed from the Swedish naval due to heavy debts. He had sold false bills of exchange to the Swedish ambassador to Paris.

Married 1stly, 1783 Catherine Pellew (Constantia / Katherine) b. 5 am 19 April 1757, bapt. 24 June at St. Mary the Virgin, Dover, d. 9 Feb.1786 at sea, (aged 29).(twin sister of Admiral Sir Edward Pellew, Viscount Exmouth) eldest dau. of Captain Samuel Pellew, R.N and Constantia (Constance) Langford of Cornwall, England and had issue:

1. Christer Ludvig Jegerschöld, b. 8 Nov. 1784 d. 1856, (aged 72 ) m. 1807  Hedvig Gustava Christina Taube b. 1790 d. 1870 (aged 80), participated in the Swedish - Russian war of 1808 - 1809. He also was a part of the coup d'état to dethrone the Swedish King Gustav IV Adolf. He was a part of the guard at the castle of Drottningholm (outside Stockholm) in March 1809, guarding the dethroned king. After Sweden lost Finland to Russia 1809 he took Finnish service and was a part of the Finnish general staff 1819 - 1822 and had issue:

1. Colonel Christer Ludvig Reinhold Jägerskjöld, b. 25.Jan. 1812 Kemiö d. 4.Mar.1904 Turku. (aged 92) (Note modern spelling of name) and had issue:

1. ? Jägerskjöld
2. ? Jägerskjöld

1. Engel Lovisa Catharina Jägerskjöld, b. 16 Dec. 1810 Kemiö d. 6.Mar.1890, (aged 80)  haudattu Phjan pitäjä.

3. Charlotta Johanna Ottiliana Jägerskjöld, b. 20 Mar. 1814 Kemiö d. 19 Jul. 1844, Pohjan pitäjä (aged 30) m. 22 Apr. 1841 in Kemiö Johan Jakob von Julin b. 1787 Oulu d. 11 Mar 1853 Helsingissä matkalla and had issue, 

1. Hedvig (Helena) Charlotta von Julin, b. 25 Mar 1842 Fiskars d. 23 Jan 1881 Sällvik, Pohja (aged 39) m. 31 Dec. 1862 in Fiskars, Pohja, Count Carl Robert Mannerheim b. 1 Feb. 1835 Viipuri d. 9 Oct 1914 Helsinki and had issue

1. Carl Erik Johan Mannerheim, b. 17 Mar. 1865 Askainen d. 6 Jul 1915 Tukholma, Ruotsi.
2. Carl Gustav Emil Mannerheim, b. 4 Jun. 1867 Louhisaaren kartano, Askainen d. 28 Jan 1951 Lausanne, Switzerland.
Marshal of FinlandBaron Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim.
3. Carl Fridolf Johan Mannerheim, b. 27 Dec. 1868 Askainen d. 25 Sep. 1934.
1. Eva Charlotta Lovisa Sophia Mannerheim, b. 21 Dec. 1863 Helsinki d. 9 Jan. 1928 Helsinki.
2. Eva Hedvig Vilhelmina Johanna Mannerheim, b. 30 Jun 1870 d. 1958.

Married 2ndly, 17_  Vilhelm Mobergs Raskens and had issue:

3. Emanuel Jegerschöld, b. 1795 d. 1871.

2. Christer Ludvig Jegerschöld, 1763 - 1854, was in French naval service and participated in the French siege of Gibraltar in 1782. When the Swedish - Russia war (1788 - 1790) started he was back in the Swedish Navy. This war was very much a naval war. He was onboard the Swedish Navy ship in the naval battle of Hogland in the Bay of Finland in 1788. This was a very bloody battle and has been called the Trafalgar of Scandinavia. He was also onboard the Swedish navy in the Swedish outbreak of Wyborg Bay in 1790. This battle has been called “The gauntlet of Wyborg Bay". In the Swedish - Russian war of 1809 - 1808 he was honoured after the sea battle at Jungfrusund in 1808 and  promoted to Colonel in 1808. This battle has been called “The gauntlet of Wyborg Bay". In the Swedish - Russian war of 1809 - 1808 he was honoured after the sea battle at Jungfrusund in 1808 and  promoted to Colonel in 1808.



See http://Pellew/Exmouth for details.


Descendants of Count Christer Ludvig Jagerskiöld

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Jagerskiold 01.Carpelan Nobility of Finland 1958  Jagerskiold 02.Carpelan Nobility of Finland 1958  Jagerskiold 03.Carpelan Nobility of Finland 1958  Jagerskiold 04.Carpelan Nobility of Finland 1958  Jagerskiold 05.Carpelan Nobility of Finland 1958  Jagerskiold 06.Carpelan Nobility of Finland 1958

Jagerskiold 07.Carpelan Nobility of Finland 1958  Jagerskiold 08.Carpelan Nobility of Finland 1958  Jagerskiold 09.Carpelan Nobility of Finland 1958  Jagerskiold 10.Carpelan Nobility of Finland 1958  Jagerskiold 11.Carpelan Nobility of Finland 1958

Carpelan Nobility of Finland 1958


The Jägerskiöld family originates from a certain Lydik Nilsson. What's is known about him (from records) is that he lived in 1536.

He was the father of the nobleman Henrik Lidiksson (patronymic naming practice, Lydiksson, son of Lydik). Henrik died in 1599 or 1600 and lived in the village of Hertonäs in Helsinge (today's Helsinki, Finland).

(Finland was a province of Swedish until 1809 when it was lost to Russia in the 1808 - 1809 war).

Henrik had a son, the nobleman Lydik Henriksson (died before 1606) lived in Båtsvik, Helsinge.

It is documented that both Henrik Lidiksson and his son Lydik Henriksson had a bugle (jägarhorn) in their coat of arms.

They both served as sheriffs in the Borgå County (Finland) 1577 - 78 and 1592 - 94.

Lydik Henriksson was the father of Krister Lydiksson, died in 1672. Krister was also a sheriff.

Krister Lydiksson had two sons, Johannes Kristersson and Claes Kristersson.

Johannes became a clergyman and adopted the name Johannes Welinus.

Claes was handed a patent of nobility from the King in 1686 with the noble name von Jägerhorn.

In 1625 The House of the Nobility ("Riddarhuset") was established in Sweden and from that year forward all the noble family names had to be registered by the House. It was called to "introduce the name to the House of the Nobility". The year a noble family was introduced to the "Riddarhuset" counts as the starting year for the family becoming a noble family.

Claes's name was "introduce" to the House of the Nobility in 1689 but his named was changed to Jägerskiöld since there was already a noble family with the name Jägerhorn and Claes had no relationship with them.

So from 1689 his name became Claes Jägerskiöld.

See http://Pellew/Exmouth for details.


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Jägerskiöld / Jägerskjöld / Jegerschöld / Jegerschjöld

would be much appreciated"



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