The Honschaft Merscheid was in the Middle Ages and modern times a Honschaft in the parish and judicial district of Wald within the Bergisch district Solingen . It encompassed today's Solingen urban area in parts of the districts of Merscheid , Wald and Ohligs .
After the end of the French occupation at the beginning of the 19th century and the dissolution of the Grand Duchy of Berg in 1815, the Honschaft Merscheid - while maintaining the municipal reorganization of the Duchy carried out by the French - was finally assigned to the mayor of Merscheid in the district of Solingen in the administrative district of Düsseldorf within the Prussian Rhine Province and was thus one of the lowest Bergisch administrative units until the 19th century . In 1815/16 there were 1,410 inhabitants in the Honschaft.
According to the statistics and topography of the Düsseldorf administrative district , the following localities and places of residence (original spelling) belonged to the Honschaft 1832: Capelle, Rosenkamp , Loch , Tiefendick , Passenbusch , Scheuer , Weyer , Beck , Merscheid , Weckshäusgen , Schwarzenhäusgen , Fürk , Linden, Fürker Irlen , Anker , Wanenkamp , Siebelskamp , Scharrenbergerheide , Posheide , Posheider Mühle , Deusberg , Engelsberg , Schleifersberg , Suppenheide , Kullen , Kempadt , Heiligenstock , Aufm Scheidt , Hüttenhaus , Nassenweg, Klein Ohligs , Bockstieg , Zum Scheidt , Ohligs and Piepers .
At that time there were six public buildings, 242 houses, 17 mills or factories and 243 farm buildings. 1,653 inhabitants lived in the Honschaft, of which 266 were Catholic and 1,387 Protestant.
- Johann Georg von Viebahn : Statistics and Topography of the Düsseldorf Government District , 1836