It seems someone must have reported Sara’s indiscretion to the Church or made a formal complaint. Otherwise, how would the Church have found out about this? I would think this would be a common thing to be fined for but it I can’t find it anywhere else in the document. Many fines seem to be for drunkenness.
My guess is that Sara was fined for obvious reasons. She was a widow and gave birth to an illegitimate child 24.6.1829. [?]
Please, check if these details correspond with your findings!!!
https://hiski.genealogia.fi/hiski/2ss76 ... tetut+4673 .
SSHY Alajärvi Christened
https://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/ ... 96&pnum=46 .
SSHY Alajärvi Death Records;
https://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut_ ... 03&pnum=23 .
Check also next page: Sara died 23.6.1830.[?]
I had been trying to find her listed in the Communion Books but could not locate her. I certainly can’t navigate these records like you can!!
Would Sara Simonsdotter have had a estate inventory conducted at her death? In her husband’s inventory upon his death, it looks like everything but her clothing and bed went to the children. I have looked through the estate records but they are not all in chronological order. Through sheer luck I found the link to them.
Much more serious crime was whoredom (huoruus in Finnish, horedom/horeri(?) in Swedish).
One-sided whoredom was sexual intercourse between a married and and unmarried person.
Most serious crime was two-sided whoredom. It was a sexual intercourse between two persons who were both married but not with each other.
Once upon a time 1 or 2-sided whoredom was about the only way to get a divorce, that is, to get a divorce you had to commit a crime or at least say that you did it - and find a person who said she/he did it with you.
My ancestor seems to have committed the least serious offense.
It was a very different time back then, that’s for sure.
Thanks for the information.