Office of Kasteln
In 1732, Bern acquired the rule of Kasteln for 90,000 thalers from the heirs of General Johann Ludwig von Erlach in order to reduce the number of court lords and to expand and round off the area directly under him. The bailiwick comprised the villages of Auenstein, Oberflachs, Schinznach and Villnachern, which were administered by twelve bailiffs until 1794. The city council of Bern appointed a bailiff.
List of governors to casteln
- Johann Müller: The Aargau. Its political, legal, cultural and moral history. Zurich / Aarau 1870/1871 ( Google Books ).
- Müller 1870, p. 233.
- Müller: The Aargau. 1870, pp. 233, 411.