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
1769–1772
Preceded byHans Jákupsson Debes
Succeeded byJacob Hveding
Personal details
Born1740 (1740)
DiedNovember 19, 1796(1796-11-19) (aged 55–56)
NationalityIcelandic
OccupationLawyer

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Løgtingið 150 – Hátíðarrit". Føroya løgmenn fram til 1816 (PDF) (in Faroese). 2. Tórshavn. 2002. p. 366.
  2. ^ a b "Counties of Norway". WorldStatesmen.org. Retrieved 8 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Counties of Denmark 1660-1970". WorldStatesmen.org. 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
1769-1772
Succeeded by
Jacob Hveding
Preceded by
Eiler Hagerup
County Governor of Finnmarkens amt
1772–1778
Succeeded by
Christen Heiberg
Preceded by
Johan Christian Urne
County Governor of Bornholms amt
1778-1780
Succeeded by
Tomas Georg Münster
(acting)
Preceded by
Wilhelm Frimann Koren
County Governor of Trondhjems amt
1786-1796
Succeeded by
Gebhard Moltke