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The authorities (Obrigkeiten) were persons or institutions of secular or ecclesiastical nature who were installed to exercise power in factual and legal ways over the population in the Kingdom of Hanover. The populace owed obedience to the hierarchy.
The religious rulers were the Catholic bishops and abbots and the Evangelical superintendants. The local priest was the man in charge within his parish boundaries. The secular leaders were the king and the landowners.
Following are the names of various administrations in the Kingdom of Hanover:
Secular administrations were:
Ecclesiastical administrations were:
The Kingdom of Hanover was divided into Landdrosteibezirke (largest districts) to which belonged Fürstenthümer (principalities) and/or Grafschaften (earldoms) and Herzogthümer (duchies).
Thus the Kingdom of Hanover was administered into:
This link lists in alphabetical order all villages in the Kingdom of Hanover with their various jurisdictions. The register is found in Statistisches Handbuch für das Königreich Hanover by Harseim and Schlüter, published in 1848.