12391302 Our family’s oldest ancestor was Laurentius son of Bo and with the family name Påfågel (Peacock). Laurentius, or Laurens, held the title “Jarl” which was a powerful office within the court of king Magnus Ladulås (1240 – 1290). The office was formally abolished in 1308.

Laurens Bosson Peacock, a ruthless warrior and incorruptibly loyal to the king, was given land, castle (later called Laurensborg – Lauren’s castle) and privileges according to the Ordinance of Alsnö, a charter establishing the tax-exempt noble class of Sweden. He was married to Anna Jakobsdotter of  Finstaätten

Construction of castle Laurensborg would be finished by his two sons Erik and Jens the Fratricide.

1282 – 1318 Knight Erik Larsson Påfågel (Peacock) born on Laurens Borg (Lauren’s Castle). He was killed by his younger brother Jens Larsson Two-Wings (name taken after Finsta family’s Coat of Arms). He married his brother-s widow, a horrible sin during the middle ages.

 1318 – 1368 Knight Erik Eriksson Påfågel “The Bastard” was the son of Erik Larsson, raised by the Fratricide Jens Larsson Two-Wings. Erik Eriksson’s mother was pregnant when her husband was killed.

Above: A manuscript depicting the marriage of Knight Erik Påfågel to Solgun Börjesdotter Korp 1329 – 1374


1345 Probably dead in 1406 Knight Harald Eriksson Påfågel married to Lillemor Nilsdotter Björn (no information on birth and death dates).

1364 – 1441 Squire Petrus Haraldi (Petter Haraldsson) Påfågel, married to Borghild “Love’s Daughter” Lodehat possibly born 1385 – 1460. She was the illegitimate daughter of Bishop Petrus Johannis Lodehat (Bishop of Växjö, Århus and Roskilde) and Gerd Lodehat, one of Bishop Lodehat’s paternal cousins.

Sjaustiarn (Sevenstar) Coat of Arms

1399 – 1470 Knight Olaus Petersson Påfågel, father to Rune and Göran Olausson Married to Ælfinë Sjaustiarn




(1419 – 1440 Knight Rune Olausson Påfågel, eldest son to Olaus Petersson, was murdered when being the guest of Clan Douglas at a banquet in Scotland)

1421 – 1492 Knight Göran Olausson Påfågel, younger son of Olaus Petersson. married to Fīfrildi Sjaustiarn.

1440 – 1521 Knight Frans Påfågel “of Laurensborg” Married to Agnes Pia Douglas (1441 – ?)

1479 – 1521 Knight Lars Fransson (Laurentius Fräähsen) Påfågel of Laurensborg married to Alfgáfa Sjaustiarn

1501 – 1570 Prince Harald Fräähsen af Laurensborg Married to Katarina Apekatt born 1525

1540- 1613 Prince Simon Haraldi Fräähsen af Laurensborg Lorenzburg married to Merit Margareta von Lorbeering 1545 – 1620

“Prince Simon married Merit-Margareta von Lorbeering, the daughter of a powerful German count. He then changed the family name to the more German-sounding “von Fräähsen zu Lorenzburg” which was fashionable during the 16th century.

1590 – 1662 Prince Harald II (Haraldus) Simonis von Fräähsen zu Lorenzburg married to his maternal cousin Märit von Lorbeering 1595 – 1647

1617 – 1661 Prince Samuel Haraldi von Fräähsen zu Lorenzburg married to Elisabeth Ljuster 1620 – 1675

1644 – 1684 Princess Märta von Fräähsen zu Lorenzburg married to Count Sibbe Nilsson Kåse 1625 – 1698

1684 – 1765 Prince Nils (Nikolaus) den Segerrike married to Baroness Kerstin Gyllensting 1690 – 1775

1728 – 1799 Prince Jonas von Fräähsen zu Lorenzburg married to Countess Brita Stromberg 1727 – 1789

1759 – 1822 Sibbe Jonasson von Fräähsen zu Lorenzburg married to Ingrid von Hagendorn 1761 – 1814

1788 – 1863 Prince Knut Sibbesson von Fräähsen zu Lorenzburg married to Elin Stierneroos 1794 – 1857

1818 – 1878 Prince Peter Knut (Petrus Canuti) von Fräähsen zu Lorenzburg married to Ingrid Crusebjörn 1836 – 1932

1863 – 1930 Princess Elin von Fräähsen zu Lorenzburg married to Count Peter Puke 1846 – 1901

“Count Peter Puke the last son of the Puke family married Princess Elin of Lorenzburg. This meant that a great noble house ended since all children of the marriage would be members of the Princely House von Fräähsen zu Lorenzburg.”

1900 – 1966 Princess Jenny-Sofia von Fräähsen zu Lorenzburg begot a son with Óbërun Gylldenport

1932 – 1983 Prins Rune Gustaf von Fräähsen zu Lorenzburg married to Ulla Roswall

1953 – Prins Bo Göran von Fräähsen zu Lorenzburg married to Lena Tiljander.

1976 15:th Prince of Lorenzburg Prince Freï von Fräähsen zu Lorenzburg