Freedom arose from the settlement of the servants of the old Bensberg Castle . Duke Wilhelm granted this collection the free castle rights . Freedom was first mentioned in a document in 1413. From the Charter of the Duchy of Berg in 1789 by Carl Friedrich von Wiebeking shows that the Kirchdorf Bensberg Titularort was the freedom and the parish. Freedom was assigned to the Herkenrath messenger office and the Bensberg Higher Court . In Wiebeking's map of 1789 the limits of Bensberg's freedom are shown; it is roughly equivalent to today's district Bensberg freedom.
In addition to the titular place, the living places Buchen, Hackberg , Hardt , Häschen , Heidplätze , Hungenberg , Jüch, Kaule , Lückerath , Olefant , Milchborn , Neuenweg , Panfeld, Pütz , Reiser , Sand , Steinstraßergut, Valdor, Welscherheide , Weyergut and Steinenhaus belonged to freedom at that time .
Under French administration between 1806 and 1813, the Porz office was dissolved and Bensberg was politically assigned to Mairie Bensberg in the canton of Bensberg in the Mülheim am Rhein arrondissement . In 1816 the Prussians converted the Mairie to the mayor's office in Bensberg in the Mülheim am Rhein district .
In 1975, the current city of Bergisch Gladbach was created on the basis of the Cologne Act , to which Bensberg was incorporated.
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- Vincenz Jacob von Zuccalmaglio: History and description of the city and the district of Mülheim aR . tape 2 . Feilner, 1846.
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