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Dr. Timen Lulofsson Stiddem[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10]
Male 1617 - 1686


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  • Prefix  Dr. 
    Birth  1617  Hammell, Medelpad, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    AFN  224N-HX 
    Emigration  Dec 1637  Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Kalmar Nyckel 
    Immigration  29 Mar 1638  Fort Christina, New Sweden (Now USA) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Kalmar Nyckel 
    Immigration  1640  Fort Christina, New Sweden (Now USA) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Kalmar Nyckel 
    Emigration  20 Jul 1644  Fort Christina, New Sweden (Now USA) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ship In the Fama 
    Emigration  3 Jul 1649  Gothenburg, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ship Kattan 
    Immigration  27 Aug 1649  Puerto Rico, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ship Kattan 
    Emigration  Apr 1650  Puerto Rico, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration  1651  Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Immigration  22 May 1654  Fort Christina, New Sweden (Now USA) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ship Governor Rising 
    Name  Tymen Stiddem 
    Will  1 Feb 1686 
    Will written 
    Died  24 Apr 1686  Christiana Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I1763  default
    Last Modified  3 May 2011 

    Father  Luloff Stidden,   b. 1587, of Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1639, Göteborg, Västra Götaland, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Unknown,   b. Abt 1593, of Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F976  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Unknown,   d. Abt 1650, Puerto Rico, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Son Stiddem,   d. Abt 1650, Puerto Rico, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Son Stiddem,   d. Abt 1650, Puerto Rico, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Son Stiddem,   d. Abt 1650, Puerto Rico, Spain Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID  F970  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Unknown,   b. 1621, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1679, Wilmington, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1640-1641  Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • CHILD: Ancestral File lists another child, Timothy Stidham (AFN PDXK-5M), as being born abt 1641 in Timen's second marriage. Current family records do not show a "Timothy" in the second marriage. Perhaps this is the name of one of his children in his first marriage?
    Children 
     1. Lulof Stidham,   b. Abt 1654, New Sweden (now USA) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 Jun 1704, Wilmington, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Lucas Stidham, Sr.,   b. Abt 1656, Swanwick, New Castle Co, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1726, Christiana Hnd, New Castle Co, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Ashmund Stidham,   b. Abt 1658, Christiana, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1712, Wilmington, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Adam Stidham,   b. Abt 1660, Christiana, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1726, Wilmington, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Benedictus Benjamin Stidham,   b. Abt 1662, Christiana, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1699, Wilmington, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >6. Ingeborg Stidham,   b. Abt 1664, Wilmington, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1748, Wilmington, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Elisabeth Stidham,   b. Abt 1666, Wilmington, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1738, Wilmington, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Maria Stidham,   b. Abt 1668, Wilmington, New Castle Co, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1732, Marcus Hook, New Sweden (Now USA) Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Magdalena Stidham,   b. Abt 1671, Wilmington, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1738, Wilmington, New Castle Co, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  11 Mar 2011 
    Family ID  F823  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Christina Ollesdatter,   b. Abt 1650, of New Castle Co, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1699, Delaware Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1679 
    Last Modified  26 Feb 2010 
    Family ID  F975  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Kalmar Nyckel [1638]
    Kalmar Nyckel [1638]
    Photo of Kalmar Nyckel, a reproduction of the original ship that first brought Swedes to New Sweden; Timem Stiddem was on the original Swedish voyage to New Sweden in 1638. He traveled some three times on the ship in his lifetime; photo provided by the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation
    Status: Located
    Stiddem Homesite
    Stiddem Homesite
    Photo of open lot on Timem Stiddem's original property at Wilmington, Delaware. This photo was taken of the southeast corner of modern-day 15th and Poplar Streets. Timem's original homesite was near this location
    Status: Located
    Stiddem Lot
    Stiddem Lot
    Photo of Edwina B. Kruse Chidlren's Park on Timem Stiddem's original property at Wilmington, Delaware. This photo was taken of the southwest corner of 14th and Poplar Streets. Timem's original homesite was near this location
    Status: Located
    Homesite Lot
    Homesite Lot
    Photo of Brandywine Creek taken near the southeast end of 14th Street at what is believed to be near Timem Stiddem's original homesite
    Status: Located
    Original Mill Site [22 Mar 2006]
    Original Mill Site [22 Mar 2006]
    Photo of Timem Stiddem's original mill site at modern-day Wilmington, Delaware. The sign incorrectly records this historical information: "Old Mill Stone. Near this site the first grist mill was built about 1640 by Ashmony Stidham. It was here that the 'Old Barley Mill' was built in 1765. This stone is the lone relic of these vanished mills." Erasmus Asmund Stidham was not born until about 50 years after the mill had been built. Photo by Chad G. Nichols
    Status: Located
    Brandywine Creek [22 Mar 2006]
    Brandywine Creek [22 Mar 2006]
    Photo of Brandywine Creek, facing north. The bank on the left of this image was part of Timem Stiddem's original property. Photo by Chad G. Nichols
    Status: Located
    Brandywine Creek [22 Mar 2006]
    Brandywine Creek [22 Mar 2006]
    Photo of Brandywine Creek, facing south. The bank on the right of this image was part of Timem Stiddem's original property. Photo by Chad G. Nichols
    Status: Located
    First Presbyterian Church [22 Mar 2006]
    First Presbyterian Church [22 Mar 2006]
    Photo of the First Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, Delaware, built in 1740. This church originally stood at the corner of 10th and Market Streets, but was later moved to this site for preservation. The property upon which the church lies originally belonged to Timem Stiddem. The rock wall (background) runs along Brandywine Creek. Photo by Chad G. Nichols
    Status: Located
    Kalmar Nyckel [25 Mar 2006]
    Kalmar Nyckel [25 Mar 2006]
    Photo of the Kalmar Nyckel docked at Wilmington, Delaware; This historic ship is a re-creation of the original which crossed the Atlantic roundtrip three times between Sweden and New Sweden. Timem Stiddem was a passenger on her first voyage to New Sweden in 1638; Photo taken by Chad G. Nichols
    Status: Located
    The Rocks [25 Mar 2006]
    The Rocks [25 Mar 2006]
    Photo of "The Rocks" taken from the poop deck of the Kalmar Nyckel. The Rocks is the location where the Swedes first landed in 1638, among them Timem Stiddem; Photo taken by Chad G. Nichols
    Status: Located

    Documents
    Land Deed [3 May 1671]
    Land Deed [3 May 1671]
    1671 Lovelace land deed to Timem Stiddem (Tymen Stiddem) of a tract of landing in modern-day Wilmington, Delaware; The original deed is stored at the Delaware Historical Society in Wilmington, Delaware. Photographed by Chad G. Nichols
    Status: Located
    Signature
    Signature
    Signature of Timem Stiddem, electronically prepared by the Timem Stiddem Society
    Status: Located

  • Notes 
    • EMIGRATION: Timen was listed as a passenger on a return trip from New Sweden to Gothenburg, Sweden on board "In the Fama"captained by Skipper Peter Pawelsson Kabeliaw.

      EMIGRATION: Timen departed Stockholm 3 Jul 1649 on board "In the Kat," bound for New Sweden with Captain Cornelius Lucifer in charge. The voyage was off course, was damaged off the coast of Puerto Rico, and was captured by Spaniards and burned. The colonists were taken to the island. Many women and children died in captivity, including Timen's wife and children. Only nineteen of the colonists survived and were ultimately able to escape and return to Sweden.

  • Sources 
    1. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA).
      Land Deed - 002510
      Original Homesite Photos - 002849, 002850, 002851
      Original Millsite Photos - 003173
      Original Land Photos - 003174, 003175, 003176
      Photos of the modern-day Kalmar Nyckel - 002682, 003351
      Photo of The Rocks - 003352
      Signature - 003832

    2. [S398] Swedish Settlements on the Delaware, Johnson, Amandus, (1911), PP 242-5, 463, 709, 714-5, 760 (Reliability: 3).
      Return voyage of "In the Fama" 20 Jun 1644 from New Sweden to Gothenburg, Sweden

    3. [S389] Timen Stiddem Society, The, ([online] homepages.rootsweb.com/~tstiddem).
      Lists voyage dates; Photo of Timen Stiddem home; Transcription of Tymen Stiddem deed; Transcription of Timen Stiddem will

    4. [S416] Historical Society of Delaware, The, (505 Market St., Wilmington, DE 19801 : [Online]).
      Photo of 1671 Lovelace deed, photographed by Chad G. Nichols

    5. [S40] History of the Original Settlements on the Delaware & A History of Wilmington, A, Ferris, Benjamin, (1846), PP 194-5 (Reliability: 3).
      Francis Lovelace, Esq., one of y(e) gentlemen of his Majesty's Hon(ble) privy chamber, and Governour Genn(ll) under his Royal Highness James Duke of York and Albany &c of all his Territoryes in America, to all to whom these presents shall come sendeth greeting. Whereas there is a certaine parcell of Land in Delaware River near unto New Castle, now in y(e) tenure or occupacon of Tymen Stiddem as his proper right, beginning at y(e) ffall of y(e) Brandy-wine kill, and stretching in length to y(e) Rattle-snake kill, and in breadth from y(e) Rattle-snake path in a like breadth to his house: As also y(e) meadow or valley upon y(e) Hooke, from y(e) Black-Katt's kill to the great Brandy-wine kill, and soe along to Christina kill: Now for a confirmacon unto him the said Tymen Stiddem in his possession and injoyment of y(e) premisses, Know Yee that by verture of y(e) Commission and authority unto me given by his Royal Highness I have Ratifyed confirmed and granted, and by these presents doe ratifye confirme and grant unto Tymen Stiddem his Heires and Assignes y(e) aforesaid receited parcell of Land Premisses together w(th) y(e) Meadow or Valley upon y(e) Hook unto the said Tymen Stiddem his Heires and Assignes unto y(e) proper use and behoofe of him y(e) said Tymen Stiddem his Heires and Assignes forever. Yielding and paying yearely and every yeare as a quitt Rent unto his Ma(ties) use, one Bushell of winter wheat when it shall be demanded by such officer or officers in authority as shall be empowered and establisht in Delaware River and parts adjacent to command and receive the same. Given under my Hand and Sealed w(th) y(e) Province at ffort James in New Yorke the third day of May in y(e) 23rd yeare of his Ma(ties) Reigne, Annoq Dni 1671

      Recorded by order of y(e) Governor. Mathias Nicolls, Sec(r).

      (Signed) Francis Lovelace
      Governor Lovelace Deed to Tymen Stiddem, online transcription by the Timen Stiddem Society, letters in parenthesis are written as superscript in the original deed

    6. [S389] Timen Stiddem Society, The, ([online] homepages.rootsweb.com/~tstiddem).
      To all whom these Presents shall come Greeting: know ye yt Lucas Stiddem and Erasmus Stiddem have duly and legally proved in this office a certain will called ye last Will and Testament of Timon Stiddem, their late father deceased, the tenor wherof followeth:

      Praised be God forever. In ye name of God, Amen. In ye year of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ 1686 appeared before ye underwritten witnesses Mr. Timon Stiddem born at Hammell inhabitant in Christina Creek who being sick in body but full and perfect sound and understanding as outwardly appeared to us, and he consedering ye fraylty of his mortal life ye certainty of death and uncertain hour therof and being unwilling to depart this world until he should first have desposed of what temporal estate and goods (God) has been pleased to bestow on him. Therefore ye sd Testator doth first of all committ his soul into ye hands of God yt gave it him and his body after his decease a decent buriall and as for ye disposal of his temporall estate First I wil yt my wife Christina Oels daughter shall have and receive one part or share equall with my children of all loose and mouvable goods mouvable and immouvable present and to come. And as to ye land and its appurtenances ye same shall be by my children equally shared or injoyed except my daughter Ingober Stiddem who shall have for her part or share thereof one young steer and one cow. This Will and Testament being word by word read to ye testator he approved thereof and desired yt this might be held and reputed as his last will and testament might be held good and allowed of and in testimony of ye truthe hereof I have hereunto sett my hand in usuall form on ye 1st day of February 1686 in ye 1st year of ye Reign of our Souaraign Lord King James ye 2nd in ye presence of Hendrick Commens.

      (Was signed) Timon Stiddem

      Witnesses Present Hendrick Commens

      Carroll X Jansen

      A true translation Eph. Herman (his mark).

      ===

      (The following document appeared later)

      Whereas Lucas Stiddem and Erasmus Stiddem the sons of Timon Stiddem deceased have exhibited into ye office of Probate of Wills and Granting Letters of Administration for ye County of New Castle an Inventory of ye Estate of ye sd. Timon Stiddem deceased and given security to administer according to law These are therefore by ye Kings authority and in ye name of ye Proprietary and Gouvernor to authorize and impower ye sd Lucas Stiddem and Erasmus Stiddem to administer upon ye estate goods and chattels debts and other effects whatsoever belonging to the sd Timon Stiddem their late father deceased or to him in any ways appertaining hereby giving and granting to ye sd Lucas Stiddem and Erasmus Stiddem full power to enter upon and take possession of all ye estate real and personal whatsoever late belonging to their sd deceased father and to sue for recover and obtain ye same out of ye lands of any person or persons whatsoever that is owing unto or hath ought in custody of our belonging to ye sd Timon Stiddem deceased and therwith to satisfy all his just debts and according to law to pay all legacyes and to allot to his late wife Christina and ye children their several shares and parts by ye law is directed and further to do execute and perfoem such other lawful act or acts thing or things in and about ye premises as fully and amply to all intents and purposes as any other administrator by ye Laws of this Provicne of Pennsilvania and Territorys may can or ought to be. Given under my hand and ye seale of ye office this 24th of April, 1686.

      Signed by John White, Dept of Register by order of James Bradshaw, Register Gen.
      Transcription of Timen Stiddem Will (Lists source: Liber A, Folio 73. Wilmington, Delaware)

    7. [S398] Swedish Settlements on the Delaware, Johnson, Amandus, (1911), PP 269-76, 502, 758 (Reliability: 3).
      1649 voyage of "In the Kat" from Stockholm, Sweden to Puerto Rico

    8. [S85] 1671 Census of the Delaware, Craig, Dr. Peter Stebbins, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania 1999).
      pp 8, 41
      Lists 'Mr. Teeman' (Timen Stiddem) at 'Christeene' (Christinia)

      Timen Stiddem (#82), former barber surgeon for the New Sweden colony, was the son of a burgher in Gothenburg and first settled in the colony in 1640. In 1671 his family included sons Lulof, Lucas, Erasmus, Adam and Benedict Stedham and daughters Ingeborg, Elisabeth, Maria and Magdalena. As a result of this census, he received a Lovelace patent dated 3 May 1671. Timen Stiddem died at Christina in 1686, survived by his third wife, Christina Ollesdotter, widow of Walravn Jansen de Vos (#85).

      [Research by Chad G. Nichols]

    9. [S288] 1693 Census of the Swedes on the Delaware, Craig, Dr. Peter Stebbins, (Winter Park, Florida : SAG Publications 1993).
      pp 92-3

      Timem Stiddem, a barbar surgeon for the New Sweden Company, crossed the Atlantic Ocean seven times before finally settling in America: He first came with Minuit on the Kalmar Nyckel in 1637-38, but did not stay. On the ship's second voyage in 1640, Timen remained in the colony as the resident doctor. Returning to Sweden in 1644, Timen married and in 1649 sailed again from Gothenburg on the Kattan with his wife and two infant children. A third child was born at sea. The ship ran aground at Puerto Rico and Timen's wife and three children died there as prisoners of the Spanish. Timen Stiddem himself was one of the few survivors to return to Sweden. Marrying again, he sailed a fourth time from Gothenburg on the Eagle in 1654. Stiddem was residing at Fort Trinity (New Castle) when the Swedes surrendered to the Dutch in 1655, but within a few years he had moved to Christina. Nearby, on the south side of the Brandywine, he acquired lands originally granted to Måns Andersson and Walraven Jansen DeVos. Stiddem's ownership was confirmed by a patent issued by Governor Lovelace, 3 May 1671. As resurveyed on 8 May 1685, his land measured 294 acres plus 72 acres of marsh.
      The name of Timen Stiddem's second wife, the mother of all of his surviving children, is unknown. His third wife was Christina Ollesdotter, the widow of Walraven Jansen DeVos (see #110-111), who survived him. Timen Stiddem's will, dated 1 Feb. 1685/6 and proved 24 April 1686, gave his married daughter Ingeborg one steer and one cow. His other three daughters and five sons were to share his plantation equally. His children were: Lulof (born c. 1654, #103), Lucas (c. 1656, #102), Erasmus (c. 1658, #104), Adam (c. 1660, #105), Benedict (c. 1662, #106), Ingeborg (c. 1664, married to Peter Jaquet by 1686), Elisabeth (c. 1666), Maria (c. 1668, married to Mårten Knutsson, #84), and Magdalena (c. 1671, who was unmarried in 1693, but would soon marry Peter Andersson, see #109). The sons' surnames evolved from Sittem to Stedham, with Stidham becoming preferred in later generations.

      [Research by Chad G. Nichols]

    10. [S64] Land Record.
      Francis Lovelace Esq. One of ye Gentlemen of his Majesty's Honorable Privy Chamber and Governour General under his Royall Highness James Duke of Yorke and Albany &c: of all his Territoryes in America. To all to whom these Presents shall come sendeth Greeting. Whereas there is a certaine parcell of Land in Delaware River neare unto New Castle, now in ye tenure or occupaçon of Tymen Stiddem as his proper Right, beginning at ye fall of ye Brandy wine Kill, and stretching in length to ye Rattle snake Kill, and in breadth from ye Rattle snake path in a like breadth to his house; As also ye Meadow or Valley upon ye Hooke from ye Black-Katt's Kill to the great Brandy-wine Kill, and soe along to Christina Kill; Now for a confirmaçon unto him the said Tymen Stiddem in his possession and enjoyment of ye Premisses, Know yee that by virtue of ye Commission and Authority unto me given by his Royal Highness I have Ratifyed Confirmed and Granted, and by these presents doe Ratify Confirme and Grant unto Tymen Stiddem his Heires & Assignes ye afore recited parcell of Land and Premisses, together with ye Meadow or Valley upon ye Hooke, with all singular ye Appertenances. To have and to hold the said parcell of Land and Premises together.............unto the said Tymen Stiddem his Heires and Assignes unto y(e) proper use and behoofe of him y(e) said Tymen Stiddem his Heires and Assignes forever. Yielding and paying yearely and every yeare as a quitt Rent unto his Ma(ties) use, one Bushell of winter wheat when it shall be demanded by such officer or officers in authority as shall be empowered and establisht in Delaware River and parts adjacent to command and receive the same. Given under my Hand and Sealed w(th) y(e) Province at ffort James in New Yorke the third day of May in y(e) 23rd yeare of his Ma(ties) Reigne, Annoq Dni 1671

      Recorded by order of y(e) Governor. Mathias Nicolls, Sec(r).

      (Signed) Francis Lovelace
      Photo & transcription by Chad G. Nichols