[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] FW: Research.

Roger & Mildred Kroshinsky blusky33 at charter.net
Fri Aug 26 10:10:25 PDT 2005

Hello to all,    HELP!!!    I received this message back from this lady in
Lithuania, but am having trouble with some of the words and expressions she
uses.  Is it possible for someone to help clear up some of them???

First where do I find "Smolensk"?   Who is King Sigismund, What is GDL?, who
is King Sigizmundus Augustus?, What is a "patent" used in this manner?  What
is "Whip" used in this way?  Finally, what is the meaning of the term
"hatchment"??   Any help would be appreciated.   Roger K.



From: Sigita Gasparaviciene [mailto:rytisg20 at takas.lt] 
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 1:24 PM
To: Roger & Mildred Kroshinsky
Subject: Re: Research.


Dear Mrs.Mildred and Mr.Roger,


yes i'm private genealogist and providing genealogy archivical searchings in
Lithuania state archives.

I'm  few familliar with genealogy of Smolensk dukes Kroszynski, who took
great part in political life of GDL on XV-XVII century.

Duke of Smolensk Timoteus Kroszynski , son of Filip recieved Rokishkis
estate from king Sigismund I on 1514 as compensation for his  lands , which
were lost in Russia.On 1518 Rokishkis came into possesion of
Kroszynski.After death of Timoteus Kroszynski all  his property(include
Rokishkis estate) was inherited  by his sons Ivan  and Jan .On 9th of
November, 1547 king Sigizmundus Augustus issued patent, which give power to
Kroszynski male descendants to  have whip by the law Rokishkis estate.

On 1588m. Rokishkis belonged to dukes brothers  Aleksander and Peter
Kroszynski.Brothers divided property of Kroszynski, so Rokishkis  became
property of Peter Kroszynski.After death of Peter Kroszynski Rokishkis was
inherited by  his son George Casimir Kroszynski.He died on 1633 and left
Rokishkis to his son Carol.After death of Carol Rokishkis was inherited by
his son  Adam Kroszynski, who on 1687  bondedt to his wife Helen.Helen
Kroszynska after death of her husband Adam , remarried Jan Tysenhauz.Last
progeny of Kroszynski- was Joseph, On 1717 Rokishkis became property of the


I saw big and interesting hatchment of the nobles Kroszynski in Rokishis
church.Some of Kroszynski are burried in family vault in Rokishkis church.

What are you interesting about- do you need documents  from Lithuanian
Metrika proving Kroszynski property or  other genealogy documents?


Sigita Gasparaviciene, genealogist



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