Vats tinglag (The jurisdiction of Vats)

In the first half of the 17th century most executions were performed on the royal estates. Here in Vest-Agder that would mean Huseby on Lista and Oddernes in Kristiansand. It did sometimes happen, however, that people were executed in other locations, for instance in a Tingsted (council place). Tingvatn was the centre of the Vats jurisdiction until 1688.

Woodcut, hanging.