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The despotic kings and their officials

The Denmark-Norway monarchy was governed from Copenhagen, and the officials were the king's representatives in the local community. The most senior civil servant was the county commissioner in the relatively recently established Buskerud county. It was divided into bailiffs, and Eiker was subject to the Buskerud bailiff, with a bailiff who resided in Lier. Eiker, Modum and Sigdal formed a separate magistrate's office, where the magistrate during this period lived at Modum. The state's only local representative in Eiker, next to the parish priest, was thus the sheriff, who lived in Hokksund.

  • The despotic kings

  • f ogd, magistrate and sheriff

  • County officials and bailiffs

  • Magistrates and the judiciary

  • The sheriffs at Eiker

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