Anders Andersen Kjærulf I
lived in 1448 in Fogedgaard in Vadum parish and was bailiff in
Kjær district. He is also listed in 1450 and 1454, but he
probably died before 1458, since Thord Nielsen both in that year
and in 1460 is listed as bailiff in Kjær district. The fact
that none of Anders Kjærulf's sons became bailiff may lead
us to believe that he died before they came of age. However the
bailiff position was apparently occupied by Kjærulfs from
the middle ages and until the end of the 17th century, when it
was filled by the mentioned Thord Nielsen. We do not know the
name of Anders Kjærulf's wife. They apparently had at least
three sons, and Dyrskjøt records correctly that Skipper
Klement's mother was a Kjærulf, so she can best be placed
here. We then get the following descendants:
1. ? N. N. Andersdatter Kjærulf
married to Anders N. N. in Vedsted in Aaby parish, with whom she
beside other children had the son Klement Andersen¸ b. 1484.
He was executed in 1536, and became known in history as Skipper
Klement, about whom Dyrkjøt says he betrayed himself and
the Kjærulfs by employing poorly planned revolutionary methods.
Among other well known persons in this family we must list the
minister in Nakskov Laurids Mortensen
Vedsted (father of the Thura family and his combative brother
Peder Mortensen Vedsted, mayor of Nakskov around 1660.
2. Peder Andersen Kjærulf,
is mentioned by Dyrskjøt 1454, but nothing else is known
about him. Dyrskjøt records that he had to sons:
1. Anders Pedersen Kjærulf, about whom nothing else is known.
2. Bertel Pedersen Kjærulf "was married sins out."
Anders Kjærulf in Raageleje may be from this branch. He
got his arrears from the Crown on April 1, 1586 (1/2 barrel of
cod), forgiven because of poor fishing season.
Kjærulf' Coat of Arms