Wilhelm de Tonsberg

June 18, 2013

Wilhelm de Tonsberg
04 Feb 1680 – 1731

Son of Mathias de Tonsberg
and Anna Catharina Mechlenburg

Husband of Helene Sophie Kaas

Father of  Hans de Tonsberg

Born 1680 in  Bragernes and died in 1731 in Christiania.  Kammerjunker

in  1703 and accompanied King Frederik IV (King of Denmark & Norway) on his journey to Norway in 1704.  Prefect of Bergen in 1705, Governor of  Christiania (Oslo) 1710-31; deputy of the Slotsloven  (literally, Castle Law), assessor in Overhofretten. Hvit ridder (literally White knight) in 1723. He was considered  a good and capable official, and for his joviality and omgjængelighet [?] very popular. Had his official residence in Raadhusgaten 7; owned Ulveland i Eiker and considerable land. Married 1705 with Helene Sophie Kaas.

The Tonsbergs owned the noble seat of the manor Ulveland i Eiker

 (shown below as it appeared in 1914) . Wilhelm inherited the farm from his father. Shortly before the death of his father he was appointed Prefect of Bergen and later became the Governor of Christiansand (Oslo) from 1710 – 1731.

It is said that he kept an elegant house, but lived on a large scale that exceeded his financial ability.


Children: 
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1. Hans DE TONSBERG,   b. 1720
2. Amalie Catharina TONSBERG,   b. 1709