Soenderskov Estrup 1532: Thomas Galskyt | | 1536: THE REFORMATION | 1548: Peder Galskyt | 1550 1554: Otte Galskyt | 1553: Lene Rosenkrantz | 1558: Christoffer Juel 1572: Albret Galskyt | 1575 | 1588: Thomas Juel 1593: Bege Clausdatter Emmiksen | 1600 1600: Boerge Rosenkrantz | 1614: Thomas Juel | 1625 1648: Manderup Due | 1648: Manderup Abildgaard 1650 | 1656: Eggert Abildgaard 1662: Joergen Skeel Due | 1662: Margrethe Reetz | 1668: Claus Sehested 1675 | 1695: Christian Claudi becomes the | first civil squire of Estrup 1700 1701: Manderup Due & | Joergen Christoffer Due | | 1720: Hans Bachmann becomes | first civil squire of | Soenderskov | 1725 Timetable The timetable provides an overview of the noble squires at the Manors of Soenderskov and Estrup. Next to the name of each noble squire is shown his coat of arms according to the yearbook of the Danish nobility. As the principal rule the year marks the documented or assumed time for taking over the Manor. For some of the owners, especially the early ones, the written sources are so insufficient, that an attempt to decide the time of the takeover will be without meaning. In these cases the year refers to the first year the owner or part owner is mentioned as squire of the Manor in question.
Margrethe Reetz (year of birth unknown, died 1697) Margrethe Reetz was recently widowed by the death of Malte Sehested, squire of Rydhave Manor, when she acquired Estrup Manor in 1662. The former owner, Eggert Abildgaard, was ruined during the previous war with Sweden. Most of the inhabitants died by the plague and the estate was looted. In her return to the treasury Margrethe wrote: “The servants, tenant farmers and their children, who used to live here, are all dead during the war with the Swedes.” In the course of time the tenant farms were reoccupied, however. Margrethe Reetz owned Estrup jointly with her two sons Claus and Frederik Sehested, later the former became sole owner. In 1695 he sold Estrup Manor to Christian Claudi, who became the first civil squire. Epitaph The Epitaph of Margrethe Reetz and Malte Sehested in Viborg Cathedral. Margrethe Reetz. Painted Portrait of Epitaph in Viborg Cathedral.