Paul Budde
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Sweden

Småland

There is also an early mentioning of Buddes in Sweden; Peder Budde was born before 1345 in theSmåland region.

His daughter Merete Pedersdatter Budde was born before 1365. She married: on the 24 November 1382 Abraham Brodersen Baad.

Abraham Brodersen Baad, born: before 1360 in the Halland province (part of Denmark until 1660), was a nobleman (Adelsmand). He was mentioned in 1382 as a large landowner in both Halland and Skåne. In 1389 he was mentioned as a Vassal (Lensmand) over Kongsbak, Varberg, and Laholm. In 1400 he was listed as a Vassal over Kalmar, Kalmar County.

He was also a councillor of the realm (Rigsråd).

There was a 2nd marriage with Cecilie Nielsdatter Jernskjæg around 1406, however he died in that same year. Cecilie died on 28 August 1410 in Sønderborg, Als island, Duchy of Schleswig (Denmark).

According the Steen Thomsen records she is great-5-mother to (see Denmark) Karen Urup (-1656) married to Frederich Budde (ca 1587 – 1651). She is one of Steen’s ancestors.

Stockholm

Another early listing in Sweden is from Erik Olofsson Budde. He is mentioned in 1536 in Stockholm as a magistrate. His daughter Karin married another magistrate in Stockholm Knut Henriksson Porshank.

Botnia

Around 1400AD the name Budde again appears in Sweden (Vasteros). The latter is associated with an interesting piece of Budde history. A Franciscan monk Johannes Andreas (Jons) Budde is mentioned in a document from the Pope Nicolas II in 1453 in reference to his appointment to the administrative function of archdeacon in Vasteros, Sweden.

He is the first known Finnish author who lived from about 1462 till 1491 (probably the year of his death), in the Brigittene monastery at Naantali. He chiefly translating from Latin to Swedish  (stories about the saints, including Saint Birgitta from Naatalin), but he also wrote a few things of his own. Codex Aboensis written probably in Turku in the 1440’s is an important collection of law texts; Missale Aboense printed in 1488 for the Finnish church is a beautiful book and a source of medieval Finnish religious life.

Johannes Andreas was most probably born in 1437 (perhaps in Botnia, the Swedish speaking part of Finland). In 1468 he appears as a student at one of the first universities of northern Europe, founded around 1440 in Greifswald (Pommern- Germany). Again a strong link with the north part of Germany.

Later on under the Knights Budde we also see references to deacons and canons.