Sojkowo – Gmina Inowroclaw – Slownik Geograficzny Translations
Below is my translation of the Słownik Geograficzny Krolestwa Polskiego entry for Sójkowo. Any errors are completely my own.
Current administrative location: Sójkowo, Gmina Inowrocław, Powiat Inowrocław, Województwo Kujawsko-Pomorskie.
Administrative location in 1895 (Słownik Geograficzny Krolestwa Polskiego): Soykowo, Kreis Inowroclaw, Regierungsbezirk Bromberg, Provinz Posen, Kaiserlich Deutsches Reich.
In 1442, it was called Sonikow. In 1493, it was called Sowykowo. In 1583, it was called Sowikowo. In 1771, it was called Suykow. It is also known as Sujkowo and Soykowo. An estate located in powiat Inowrocław. It is located about 6 kilometers northwest of Inowrocław. Sójkowo borders with the following villages: Cieślin, Rycerzewo, Pławin, Radłowek, Sławęcin, and Sławęcinek. Sójkowo belongs to the Kościelec Parish. There is a post office and railway station located in Inowrocław. Sójkowo has 4 houses with 109 inhabitants (all Catholic) and 237 hectares of land (224 hectare of farmland and 13 hectare of meadow). The farmland produced an income of 33.33 marks, while the meadow lands produced an income of 29.37 marks. The Sójkowo estate belongs to the Brzeski family.
Sójkowo was once royal property. In 1442, Władysław Jan of Kościelec paid 100 in fees to the King of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. In 1493, King Jan Olbracht confirmed the settlement, which was a pledge (lease) that stood between Andrzej and Mikołaj Kościelecki (Kod. Dypl. Rzysz., II, 880 i 959). In 1583, Andrzej Modilbóg held the lease, which was for the 6 łan settlement. In 1771, Józef Wałecki paid 50 Polish złoty, quarterly, for Sójkowo. After the lands were annexed by Prussia, the estate passed into private hands. According to documents dated in 1257, B. Ulanowski explains that Sucov is not Sójkowo (Dokum. kuj. i mazow.). Duke Kazimierz of Łęczyca and Kujawy, gave the Byszewo (Koronowo) monastery, Sucov and Trzęsacz, that were in the district of the Wischegrod castellan, which lies near the large Wisła River. The Wisła flows about 4 mila from Sójkowo. The name Sucov is correct. Indeed, as we’ve read it in other documents. In 1288, Sucov is listed with Transicz (Trzęsacz). In 1315, listed Transicz and Sucov lying near the Wisła River (Kod. Dypl. Pol. Rzysz., II, 628 i 199). E. Cal.
Słownik Geograficzny Krolestwa Poliskiego – Warsaw [1895, vol.11, p.10]. Retrieved from http://www.mimuw.edu.pl/polszczyzna/SGKP/SG11.djvu?djvuopts&page=10