BJØRGUV was the first of this family to live at Væting. In addition, his two sons bought land at Brokke from the king, and in 1557 they sold the land to their sister Helga and her husband Torbjørn. Four years later, in 1561, they affirmed that they were compensated for the land by their stepfather. This would indicate that BJØRGUV was deceased by 1561 even though his probate wasn't held until 1576. The Brokke farm is located in the Nedre Dalåni river valley about 5 km north of Væting.
At some point Ingelev, BJØRGUV's youngest daughter, had Brokke. The farm was taken from Ingelev by the king because of a disagreement between her and her husband Jakob "Grøningen." In 1564, Ingelev tried to get the farm back from Torbjorn, who had purchased the land in 1557.
The two farms were mentioned in BJØRGUV's probate held in 1576. Four years later TALLAK died, and his wife remarried. There were more lawsuits over the land, in 1582 and 1586. Each time the court found that the arrangements of the original hearing would remain in effect.
Next, TALLAK's son JON got Væting. He also bought Espelia and Kleiv. These latter two farms are 20-25 km to the south of Væting at the south end of Nesvatn.
The name Væting comes from "vatr" or "vatn" meaning lake or water.