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Pedigrees, Messages and documents of the dynasty of Keyserlingk

The present here, beginning of the Kurzeme Ritterschaftsgenealogen vidimierte family tree with the beginning of 15. Century, and by copious source material from the secret state archives, been completed the secret war office and the records of the Blankenau'schen Miss pin and the family Bible.

The family name is very different in documents: Keselinck, Kezelinc, Keselingh, Keselingk, Kiselinck been written and Keserlinck. That it is just this generation, comes from records of the years 1226 to 1236 out, which is mentioned in the John Ritter. One finds also the Consul of Bielefeld, Hermann in three different forms of writing, in 1300 Kiselinc, 1316 Keseline and 1346 Keserlingh. To prevent errors, you must mention at this point an eponymous ministerial race, in the even years 1212 was very powerful, because at the Alliance, which Margrave Dietrich of Meissen with the Emperor Otto IV. closed set that, in order to gain the trust of the Emperor, several hostages; among them was the son of his porter's Godefridi Kiselinc.

Cesar's first name is in the earliest Westphalian of ratification, when there were no family names were often; and according to legend, a knight Cesar be the common ancestor, after the race named Keyserlingk. As vassals (Ministerial) the counts of Tecklenburg was this generation to the men of the castle Burg Tecklenburg and had as such according to the custom of the time their castle back, witness to whom the documents.

The Men's Master Gotthard Kettler founded by well known from a part of his religious land for himself and his descendants under the Oberlehnsherrschaft the Kingdom of Poland, a duchy. For this project won the crown of Poland, and he secured the agreement of the powerful nobility only by, that the latter into the “Pactis subjectionis” by King Sigismund Augustus of Poland several privileges were granted; “The needle-established freedoms and receives all the privileges, the Polish barons enjoy, equal to the Prussian” (Article 9)

In order to determine, who else is likely to be established nobility, was 1618 to the Diet a knight court (Ritter called the bank) used, to verify the claims of each sex. Before this knight bank stood at 30. July 1631 Johann von Keyserlingk (Tab II. No.. 4) and referred to the fact, to demand that he and his family without further evidence of his, recorded in the first class of the nobility were to recognize the leadership of the Free Men's predicate.

That this really was the Duchy of Courland as a law proves the following certificate; In the name of a Highborne Courland Knights- and the landscape is hereby certified to the truth:

“that the family von Keyserlingk to the very oldest part of Kurzeme sexes, Banks in the Knight-bye to 1634 and is registered under § 9. des to the privileges Sigismundi Augusti Privilegien, Would rights and owns the Polish barons and noblemen, as well, namely that the ancestors of a supplicirenden Adelsattestat Reich Count Carl von Keyserlingk, in the 1744 include the title of Count raised Duchy of Brunswick Privy Council and Minister of State Gebhard Johann Freiherr von Keyserlingk here and all state offices and honors clothed Besitzlichkeiten had hereditary holding of this quality and that this one eheleiblicher son of Mr. Reich Count Albrecht Johann Otto von Keyserlingk, Count Rautenberg, Erbherr on Blieden etc. Theophile and his wife, Munster was born and descended in a straight line from the agnates of the old family Keyserlingk”…Sun notarized on 22. September 1828

This and to a detailed family history with all these possessions,, the development of individual family members, A detailed index and genealogical tables includes several magnificent present work, as the Download available! Detailed genealogies can be found further back in the database.


Johann Heinrich Adalbert, Freiherr von Keyserlingk, edited by Julius Sittenfeld, Berlin 1853

Literature and Web Links:

Genealogical Handbook of the nobility, Adel encyclopedia Band VI, Band 91 the total number, C. A. Strong publishing, Limburg (Lahn) 1987

Otto Baron Taube (Ed): The book of the Keys Sanderlings. On the border of two worlds. Memoirs of a family., Berlin, S. Fisherman (1937)

Count Alexander Keyserling : Band 1 and Band 2 : a picture of life from his letters and diaries, compiled by his daughter, Baroness Helene von Taube of the Issen: Printed and published by Georg Reimer, 1902

Genealogical Handbook of Baltic knighthoods, Kurland, Goerlitz

Genealogical Handbook of Baltic knighthoods, Estonia, Goerlitz 1930

Gateway to History of the barons and earls Keyserlingk with pedigree

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