GJERTRUD's mother, RAGNHILD TARJEISDOTTER owned Nape, Sitje and Øverland, as allodial property, and paid tax on them in 1603 and again in 1611. Shortly after that RAGNHILD died and the farms passed on to Signe Tarjeisdotter, who was the daughter of GJERTRUD's brother.
When Signe died the land passed to Signe's mother Gunhild. According to the law of succession, the land passed to Signe's mother because Signe had no children herself, had no siblings, and her father was deceased.
In 1624, OLAV TARJEISON Brekke (of Nissedal) and his brother Knut, filed suit to regain the Nape farm.
They argued that they had the allodial rights. The farm belonged to their grandmother RAGNHILD and should have been passed down to their
mother GJERTRUD and then to them (since their own sisters were deceased and had no heirs). The petition was denied. The court ruled that Gunhild would have the use of the farm the rest of her life, and then the heirs of RAGNHILD would regain the allodial rights.
The Fyresdal Bygdebok names TORJUS SÅVISON as the father of SÅVI TORJUSSON. It also names OLAV TORJUSON and mentions a possible father-son relationship between OLAV TORJUSON and TORJUS SÅVISON. Given their names, that relationship seems unlikely, considering the patronymic naming rules. However, an error by Marvik in TORJUS' last name is possible. Should the true name be TORJUS OLAVSON, then the relationship could exist, the naming rules would be followed, and the narrative would show that the farm was originally purchased by OLAV TORJUSON in 1450, was probably passed to TORJUS OLAVSON
and was then sold by him in 1560.