The exhibition Manor Life

The exhibition Manor Life

Thomas Juel (1562-1647)

Thomas took over Estrup Manor after his father,

Christoffer Juel, who died in 1588. Thomas Juel

married Maren Boelle, daughter of Morten

Orning, the vassal of the Koldinghus Castle.

During his life Thomas Juel became one of the

richest squires of this area. He inherited the

Manor Kollerup near Hadsten (north of Aarhus),

and about 1614 he acquired Soenderskov. Here

he built the present main building, which was

completed in 1620.

Thomas Juel died at Soenderskov in 1647,

according to the tradition he fell down a staircase.

Maren Boelle died the following year. Both were

buried in Galten Church near Kollerup, in which

their magnificent epitaph of baroque style may

still be seen above the portal to the chancel.


The Epitaph of

Thomas Juel and

Maren Boelle in North

Galten Church.

Thomas Juel.

Founder of Epitaph in

North Galten Church.

Maren Boelle.

Founder of Epitaph in

North Galten Church.

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