Friday, January 7, 2011

"Husmo," Nes på Romerike: Gardshistorie

Birger Kirkeby, ed., "Husmo," Nes på Romerike: Gardshistorie, Bind IV (Nes Kommune, 1958) p. 133. Image courtesy of University of North Dakota Library.

Husmo is situated on the plain east of Glomma and borders on the north to Hennie, on the east to Folmoe and on the south to Løken. The entire infield to Southern Husmo is clear, some minor hills, grazing land. The Earth is significantly sand mold. In some places there is sand mixed clay, and at 45 goals which is newly cultivated after 1925, the so-called mojord. Most of Northern Husmo is simply, quite right to Hennie and west towards Glomma. Also on Northern Husmo the soil is sand mold with a little clay mold in some places.

[The] name Husmo was in old Norwegian time Husamór. It is likely that the first syllable has the same meaning as in the name Huseby (Husby). It is clear that the farms with the name Huseby (gl.norsk Husabýr) had a special feature of the old administrative system in the Viking era and before. O. Rygh thinks the name "the greatest Sand synlighed explained that a well developed Gaard, there are many, good or prægtige Huse." Magnus Olsen, claimed later that the name "also seems to have a special meaning that aims at political-administrative matters." It is reasonable to assume that the farms which were the seat of the king's bailiffs had "many good and prægtige Huse." The Ombudsman would have to take the king and his entourage when he was at a feast, and the Ombudsman himself may have housing for a smaller military force. We see that Huseby-farms common are strategically beneficial to. It also makes Husmo. It is likely that the farm had the same function as a Huseby farm. Further, we can not get into this here. It belongs to the village's history. The name was written in 1499 Hwsmo, in 1578 Hussmou, in 1666 Huussmoe.
NOTE: English translation by Google Translate.


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