Edel Christoffersdatter Ulfeldt
15 Mar 1650- 10 Jan 1676
Wife of Henrik Bjelke
Mother of Sophie Amalie Bielke
Edel’s ancestors were among some of the most prominent and noble families in Denmark. Her Grandparents were Knud Ebbesen Ulfeldt, Beate Christoffersdatter Huitfeldt, Ove Ovessen Urup and Kirsten Kaas (af Sparre). Among her ancestors were the families Banner, Friis, Linde, Skram, Saltensee, Juel, Lunge, Munk , Lovenbalk. Krabbe and Glob Due.
Her parents, Christoffer Ulfeldt and Margrethe Urup had twelve children, of whom Edel’s brother, Björn, inherited Råbelöv when his father died in 1653. Like other sons of the nobility, he had a solid upbringing. After studies at the Knights Academy in Soro, he had made long trips abroad and then come into service at court. He had been a commander in Landskrona and Helsingborg and held Lysekloster in Norway fiefdom. When he died in 1656 he had only one surviving son who was ten years old, by his marriage with Margrete Brahe.
Her grandfather Ove Ovessen Urup was the owner of Ovesholms castle.
|1. Sophie Amalie BIELKE, b. 1650, Ellinggård, Astraat, Rogaland, Norway|
|2. Christopher BIELKE, b. 1654|
|3. Maren Sophie BIELKE, b. 1657|
|4. Beate MARGRETHE, b. 1662|
|5. Christian Frederik CHRISTIAN, b. 1670|