The following text comes from an old description of the Duchy of Holstein. (Note the spelling "Trittow" or "Ampt".) In order to give the reader an impression of the former formulation habits and spelling, the text was copied one-to-one. The original text was written in Sütterlin.

Short description of Amptes Trittow

The duke's fame Holstein includes four empters, coming from the east, the Ampt Steinhorst, the Ampt Tremsbüttel, the Ampt Trittow and the Ampt Reinbeck.

The Ampt Trittow

This Ampt Trittow is said to have been erected around the year 1326 by the construction of the moated castle of Graff Johann (to Schauenburg) the third or mild, who resided at Kiel, as J. Petersen writes with the following words:

At this time, Graff Johann in Trittow had started not far from the Billen with the reason, that he wanted to streamline the street robbers, who were located by Linow zu Sassen.

1. Trittow Hoff and Mühl. 2. Trittow Kirchdorff. 3. Kötel. 4. Hamfelde. 5. Grönenwolde Dorff and Mühl. 6. Grande. 7. Witzhoff. 8. Rawstorff. 9. Kronshorst. 10. Papendorf. 11. Meyendorp. 12. Oldenfelde. 13. Raleffstede Kirchdorff. 14. Hinschenfelde. 15. Bramfelde. 16. Steilshope. 17. Alsterdorp. 18. Sachsel. 19. Barchstede Kirchdorff. 20. Nahe. 21. Hütten. 22. Bredenbeckshorst. 23. Stubenborn. 24. Neertz. 25. Roleffshagen. 26. Rumpfing. 27. Eichede Kirchdorff. 28. Mollhagen. 29. Spreng Meyerhoff. 30. Oitkendorff. 31. Hoyerstorff. 32. Lütkensee. 33. Grotensee.

Item in the land Sassen but over the Bille. 34. Sambskirche. 35. Elmenhorst. 36. Pampow

This ampt is big 172 plows.

Somewhat younger is the following statement from the year 1779:

Service regulations for the village center Trittau
Amts Trittau from the beginning of the year 1779


The farmstead of the forester Schneider, the half hooves of the secretaire Meyer, the farmer's goods of the farmer Friderich Hinrich Bestmann, the Kätner heir of the executioner Lamprecht and the customs house Kate of the Franz Hinrich Scharnbarg are dienstfrey. Otherwise the whole half-hoofed men in Trittau, together with other half-horned men of the office, only perform those errands which are described in the emanated carriage regulations d. d. Moscow on the 14th of September, 1767, and the decrees issued in order to explain it in special cases; as they are connected, the p. t. Office clerk to Trittau the necessary for the transport of the stately money to carry forward in order and order after.


For Anfahrung der Herrschaftl. Wood and peat deputies to Kiel, will receive 1 rthlr of all half-hoofed animals per rata of hooves per year. 8 ß erleget; but the Trittauer are free for the year, if they have the ministers wood, which consists in 25 threads, according to the order they take to Hamburg, and thus have to afford these wood-loads in kind.


The Trittauer take pro rata à hooves annually the required wood-Hau- and peat-plug-money, and also maintain the concomitant and instructed shares of the satisfaction of lordly surcharges.


The Trittauer perform the same duties as those prescribed in the service regulations of July 22, 1735, but according to the law of the same year, they are subject to the same law.


Bey the Trittauer grain mill, where the Trittauer belong as a forced guest, the same must, together with the unpaid posts, but with the exception of the Schneider's homesteads, like the other mill guests with incidental repair of the mill and the base, clearing the ditch, etc. the Hand and tensioning services perform.


Since the inmates at Trittau are imbedded in the church there, they must include the privileged, with the exception of the Schneider's farmsteads, in addition, as far as possible, with the other inmates, as well as the installations, Conduct preacher organist and sexton fees conventionally.


The costs of the inquisition processes occurring at the office, for example, are competing pro rata, as they keep the guards required to do so and otherwise on the office, and those at


Instead of having to be annually delivered to the mister bailiff à hoof 1 Brod, 1 Himten Haber, 1 bunch of straw and 1 bunch of hay, these deliveries of natural produce, according to the already issued decrees, from the half-horns to Trittau per annum of fixed money annually hardened and tempered.


For chase the Trittauer annually 14 days after Michaelis when the seed is ordered, at the request of the magistrate for 3 days, and indeed the Halbhufner as Kätner, Bödner and Innsten, each a day to ask 1 man guilty, as it is anyway, understand that if the supreme land rule itself or the Lord Stadtholder Durchl. or others with Königl. Concession provided to rule in office Trittau want to hunt, then the whole Trittauer, except for the first three hunting days, must be on notice.


The previously to abduction Herrschafftl. Ordre's procured rides stop altogether; on the other hand, the Kätner and Bödner are kept at Trittau, to carry off whatever authority and official orders they have in running tires on foot, but only to the nearest village, for every announcement.


The Trittauers must maintain in good order their country lanes, which go to the adjoining village villages, and also establish and mend the rural or military roads that run through the district districts; the Steinbrücker pay for the paving of such land and lord roads makes the Landes-Herrschafft pay for tree money.


Kätner, Bödner, and Innsten zu Trittau, who are obliged to work, are, according to tradition, guilty pro-rata with other villagers of fiddling and stake-blocking in the gardens and yards of all civil servants, and of providing the requisite manual services at the request of the wood and peat deputies to keep the night watch on the office and in Deliquenten, also to the annual Holzhau- and Torfstech funds, as well as to the cost of the building incidents of lordly building to Trittau for money to be taken day laborers to compete.


To several than the preceding, the Trittau half-hoofs, Kätner, Bödner and Innsten are neither obligated nor stopped.

Royal. General Land and Economy Improvement Directorate at Kiel, 28th Nov. 1778

P.C.v. Saldern         L. Christensen         H.E. Stahl.