Thorkild Fjeldsted

Thorkild Jonsson Fjeldsted (Norwegian) or Þorkell Jónsson Fjeldsted (Icelandic) (1740 – 19 November 1796) was an Icelandic lawyer who practised law in Copenhagen from 1763 to 1769. From 1769 to 1772, he was Lawman (prime minister) of the Faroe Islands.[1]

Thorkild Jonsson Fjeldsted
Þorkell Jónsson Fjeldsted
Lawman of the Faroe Islands
In office
Preceded byHans Jákupsson Debes
Succeeded byJacob Hveding
Personal details
Born1740 (1740)
DiedNovember 19, 1796(1796-11-19) (aged 55–56)

After that, he moved to Norway. From 1772–1778 he was county governor of Finnmark county.[2] In 1778–1780, he became county governor of Bornholm County in Denmark.[3][4] From 1780–1786, we was a judge in Christianssand. In 1786, he became a county governor of Trondhjem county. He held that post until 1796 when he died in Copenhagen.[2]


  1. ^ "Løgtingið 150 – Hátíðarrit". Føroya løgmenn fram til 1816 (PDF) (in Faroese). 2. Tórshavn. 2002. p. 366.
  2. ^ a b "Counties of Norway". Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Counties of Denmark 1660-1970". Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Amtmand Thorkel Fjeldsted" (in Danish). Bornholmske tingbøger. Retrieved 8 July 2018.

Government offices
Preceded by
Hans Jákupsson Debes
Prime Minister of the Faroe Islands
Succeeded by
Jacob Hveding
Preceded by
Eiler Hagerup
County Governor of Finnmarkens amt
Succeeded by
Christen Heiberg
Preceded by
Johan Christian Urne
County Governor of Bornholms amt
Succeeded by
Tomas Georg Münster
Preceded by
Wilhelm Frimann Koren
County Governor of Trondhjems amt
Succeeded by
Gebhard Moltke