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The Honschaft Widdert was in the Middle Ages and modern times a Honschaft in the parish and judicial district of Solingen within the Bergisch office of Solingen . It encompassed today's Solingen urban area in the districts of Höhscheid and Widdert .

The honor was first mentioned in 1413 as Hunschaff van Wijdraede , in 1485 it was mentioned as Huntscaff zo Wydroide .

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 Widdert - while maintaining the local reorganization of the Duchy carried out by the French - finally became a rural community of the mayor in Höhscheid in the district of Solingen in the administrative district of Düsseldorf within the Prussian Rhine province assigned and was thus one of the lowest Bergisch administrative units until the 19th century . In 1815/16 935 people lived in the Honschaft.

According to the statistics and topography of the Düsseldorf government district , the following localities and living spaces (original spelling) belonged to the Honschaft 1832: Wüstenhof , Vockert , Höfchen , Oben Widdert , Rohlscheid , Oben Rüden , Below Rüden , Friedrichstal , Below Widdert , Vor Meiswinkel , in der Lachen , in Johantgesbruch , on the Heiden and in the Wippen .

At that time there were two public buildings, 176 residential buildings and 165 agricultural buildings. There were 1,147 residents in the Honschaft, 78 of them Catholic and 1,069 Protestant.

With the elevation of the mayor's office of Höhscheid to town in 1856, the honors ceased to exist as an administrative unit.

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Rhenish town atlas Höhscheid ; Lfg. VIII No. 45, 1985; Editor: Reinhold Kaiser; Rheinland-Verlag Cologne; ISBN 3-7927-0830-2
  2. a b Johann Georg von Viebahn : Statistics and Topography of the Administrative District of Düsseldorf , 1836