The Slechts of Holland
Family of Holland, 1460-1650
piece was written by Dave Ladely and is used by permission
With a name that means "Evil" what can you expect!
Researched by: David F. Ladely
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Page 147 [Note
from David Ladely, researcher: Dutch often abbreviate names, but
omit the period. For example, Barentzn is the abbreviated form
of Barentzoon, and Cornelisdr is the abbreviated form of Cornelisdochter,
"zoon" meaning "son of" and "dochter"
meaning "daughter of". Since the word is pronounced
as the long form, I have written the names in the long form.]
RL= Judicial Archives Linschoten
ARA = General Govt. Archives RA= Judicial Archives Woerden
RA= Judicial Archives SW= City Archives Woerden
RAU= Govt. Archives Utrecht WW= Orphans Archives Woerden
1. Fragment of
Genealogy for the family of Cornelis Barentzn Slecht
I. FLORIS DIRKZOON,
recorded in 1463 and 1479, had a farm in Snelle outside Woerden.
In 1463, he
bought a three morgen (Old measure for land - amount of land
one man could farm in a morning (morgen)) parcel of farmland
in Snelle that was formerly owned by Jacob Speyaertszate. It
was part of the estate of the Viscount of Montfoort. From the
same farm he leased in 1479 five morgen of land from the Kapittel
in Oudmunster by Utrecht
(RAU, Viscount Montfoort 285 f. 50; Kapittel Oudmunster 1553)
II. PETER FLORISZOON,
in 1506, after the death of his father, was leasing the above
recorded parcel; tr. N.N.
1. WILLEM PETERZOON, in 1529, after the death of his father,
leased and immediately conveyed the land to his younger brother.
2. JAN, See III following
3. GERRIT PETER FLORIZOON, that in 1536 used 16 morgen of land
in Harmelen and
Haanwijk, situated a few kilometers east in the area of Utrecht.
(RAU Fin Inst 1675
Oudschildgeld f. 33)
III. JAN PETER FLORISZOON, leased in 1529, recorded in 1553,
died in or shortly befor 1556, married MARRY, recorded as widow
Children from this marriage (order unknown):
1.GERRIT, follows IVa (A).
2.ADRIANA JAN PETER FLORISDOCHTER, in 1562 widow of JAN DIRCKSZOON.
3.PETER, follows IVb (B).
4.CORNELIS, follows IVc (C).
He was always mentioned with a double name to distinguish him
from his father and grandfather like Jan Peter Koenensz and Jan
From a real estate tax valuation (the 10% tax) it is known that
in 1542 he was using 14 and 12 morgen in Snelle and possessing
a house in the city, in the first quarter on the west side of
the Rijn. In 1553 the farm was enlarged to a total of 30 ½
morgen, 14 owned, 3 ½ by long lease and 3 parcels by lease
(short term). In addition to the rental living house in Snelle,
he had a possession outside the dijks [dikes] and rental possessions
with four houses., "where poor people were living".
He died in 1556. His widow used a house in Snelle with an orchard
and owned 9 morgen and rented 5 morgen, Gerrit Janzn 3 morgen
long-leased and owned 3 morgen, Peter and Adriana together owned
6 morgen. Adriana rented a house inside the city from her mother.
(ARA. Staten van Holland before 1572, nrs. 415, 841 & 1164).
In 1561 the widow, with three other qualified people, sold a
house in the Achterstraat in Woerden. In the beginning of 1562,
her name is found on the conveyance of 2 morgen of owned land
and 1 morgen of long-leased land in an area of 12 morgen of land
in Snelle. She had purchased this land at public auction that
the city hall held for the petition of creditors for Adriana
Jan Peter Florisdochter, widow of Jan Dirckzoon.
In 1563 she sold a house on the Rijn near St. Petersbrug and
in 1564 (living outside Woerden with her son Cornelis Janzn as
chosen guardian), she gave a mortgage from the 9 morgen owned
land from the 14 morgen in Snelle.(RW 77.26-12-1561(Dec 26 1561),
15-2-1562(Feb 15, 1562), 12-6-1563(Jun 12, 1563), 30-5-1564(May
IVa. GERRIT JAN PETER FLORISZOON, inheritor from his father and
probably the oldest son, recorded in 1556-1609, married DIEWER
CORNELISDOCHTER, recorded in 1562;
1. PIETER, see following: Va.
Gerrit Jansz, after the death of his father, inherited on April
7, 1556 3 morgen of land from the Montfoorts estate. In 1568
it went to Mr. Nicolaas Diert.
When representatives from the court came to the house of Gerrit
Jan Pieter Floriszoon on August 9, 1562 with a court order "concerning
certain offenses he had perpetrated", his wife, Diewer Conelisdochter,
said he wasn't home. The sheriff didn't believe her and entered
the house to see if he was sleeping. Diewer flew into a rage
and said "Do you want him, is it not possible that I come
for him or has he to go to the scaffold and pray for pardon as
if you were the God Almighty, you sneaks." and many other
inflammatory words. Diewer was then taken hauled off to the city
hall where the sheriff, city councilors and judges asked what
had started her tirade. Her anger hadn't cooled and she answered
"I told you the truth. You all eat our flesh and drink our
blood, and if you gave as much as you take, you would be as poor
as we are" and other words to that effect. Because such
"improper rebellion" was not tolerated and must be
punished, she was given notice to appear again in fourteen days
to learn her sentence, to which she replied "I shall not
lie therein one hour; I prefer that you all kiss your mother
as dishonest as you are", after which she angrily left the
The result was that she was sentenced on August 23, ordered inside
three days, and to make a pilgrimage to the O.L.V. [Ons Lieve
Vrouw - Holy Mother] church in Amersfoort (and to get proof of
the visit), and to pay a fine of 25,000 bricks [literally: stones]
or fourteen stuivers [5 cent pieces] per thousand stones for
reparation to the city. Until she paid and made the pilgrimage
she was not to return in the city.
After this decision, her husband Gerrit Jan Peiter Floriszn exploded
in rage. He jumped up with a "knevelstaff (a sort of weapon)"
in his hand and walked behind the bailiff Govert Janszoon, who,
noticing danger he was in, left for home. When Gerrit saw the
the bailiff leave hurriedly and he shouted "Govertje, Govertje
[using the childish form of the man's name as an insult], we
shall meet more favorably next time. I'll make sure you see more
of the street". After that, he went home to Snelle.
More than a month later on the 27th of September, he came across
Gerrit Dirkxzoon, who had been one of the officials who participated
in the sentencing of Diewer, outside town. He went after him,
whereupon the official shouted to several passing witnesses to
protect him with their weapons and defend him. Whereupon Gerrit
[Dirkxzoon] shouted "Who do you want to strike? Am I not
allowed to walk here? I want to visit my mother." After
moving closer, Gerrit [Janszoon] replied, "You rascal, do
you not know you had my wife banned?", whereupon the official
said "I didn't act alone, there were others involved."
The dispute continued. "Do you want to stab me, don't you
have a gun? There is a knife, stab me in the ribs" said
Gerrit [Janszoon] while he drew his knife and gave it to Dircxzoon.
But he said, " don't want to stab you!" At that, Gerrit
[Janszoon] replied, "Well chicken, if I don't follow you
now, I do it in the future!" Even though he called upon
help, the witnesses didn't want to stay any longer, but wanted
to continue on their journey, Dirxzoon fled through the orchard
and over a plank crossing the brook, running to a nearby house
shouting "murder, murder!" with Gerrit at his heels.
After this incident Gerrit was hauled before the court, where
he denied everything. He was ordered to return fourteen days
later to face his guilt and to await his penalty. Gerrit didn't
appear, so he was re-arrested. Because he didn't apologize for
his deeds, he was sentenced on October 28, 1562 to pay one hundred
thousand stones (bricks) or fourteen stuivers [5 cent pieces]
per thousand bricks. Furthermore he had to appear on the first
court day before the Blessed Sacrament clothed in linen, bareheaded,
and with a burning wax candle in his hand and ask for forgiveness
before the judge, after which he was to bring the wax candle
as an offering to the nearby church for the sacred altar. If
he refused, he would lose his right to enter the town gate.
(Woerden City Archives, k.l. number. 9 "Culverboeck').
On June 14, 1609, as 'Gerrit Slechten' ["Bad Gerrit",
the first mention of the surname "Slecht"], he was
recorded as the guardian of his grandchildren.
[Note: ordering the gathering of bricks for the town as a sentence
is revealing because so many of the buildings in Holland are
built of dark red brick, so it must have been in great demand.
In eastern Holland, some small towns even have streets and sidewalks
of the same red brick in addition to the buildings, giving the
town an unusual appearance. Large barns are also of the same
Like his father, Pieter also had a few run-ins with the court.
The court sought to take him into custody because he (Pieter
Gerrit , the son of Gerrit Jan Pieterzoon) was sentenced for
fights and for using violence against his uncle Cornelis Janszoon.
Because this had happened several times, on April 4, 1588, the
judge had him locked in the chastisement house behind the city
hall with a directive that he should appear. If he didn't show
up, he would be lose his citizenship.
He came that afternoon and was set free on April 9 after receiving
a fine of 24 golden guilders in place of 14,000 bricks. (Woerden
City Archives, k.1, number 9 "Culvergoeck)
In 1601, Pieter Gerritzoon was arrested by the sheriff of Woerden.
Along with a young man, Jan Janzsoon, also known as Jonge Jan
Vichterszoon, he assaulted Jannitgen Henricxdochter, now living
in Nieuwkoop. In a field between Nieuwkoop and the Jije, they
had pushed her into the water, had "unjustifyably undressed
her and beaten her while dragging her naked body across the stubble
in the field."
The prosecutor demanded the death penalty by execution by sworn,
the head to be put on a stake, the body on a wheel, and all property
confiscated. The prisoner, through Salomon Willemszoon, who spoke
for him, asked for punishment by compensation for damages and
an order not to do it again.
The sheriff condemned him, the magistrates heard the case on
October 30. He asked the court and the judges for forgiveness
in the name of God and the government for forgiveness in the
name of the law, and to pay the court costs and twelve guilders
to the injured woman. Henrick Janszoon and Cornelis Janszoon
Slecht, the uncle he had earlier mishandled, placed a surety
Despite the difference between what had been demanded and the
penalty Pieter was definitely not pleased, because on November
8, he filed an appeal to the Hof van Holland [High Court of the
In 1604 Pieter Gerritszoon Slecht misbehaved in the house of
mayor Hubert Hendicxzoon van Abcoude, saying "You dog's
ass, you liar, do you know what you are,, you coward. The town
isn't worth much while you are in charge" etc. Eventually,
the "good guys" took him by the arms, was dragged through
the room, and thrown out.
Before the court, he couldn't say much except that he had been
done a great injustice by Henric Jan Evertzoon and that if he
had done anything wrong while he was drunk and said indecent
things to the mayor, he should be pitied and not punished. .
He was thereupon sentenced to fourteen days on bread and water
in the chastisement house above the city hall, and to bring fifteen
thousand bricks [literally "stones"]or pay fourteen
stuivers per thousand bricks. From this sentence, handed down
October 22, 1604, he sent an appeal to the Hof van Holland [High
Court of the Netherlands].(Woerden City Archives, k.l. nr 9 'Culverboeck').
On June 14, 1609, Dirck Dircxsen the elder admitted to the headmaster
of the orphanage of Woerden that he owed 200 guilders to owe
to the orphans of Pieter Slecht, named Gerrit, Aeltgen, Dirck,
and Aechgen. His sons Dirc Direxs de Wilde and Gerrit van Dam
put up the surety bond.(WW 4 f. 238).
In 1616, Gerrit Pieterszoon Slecht bought a house in the Molenstraat
[Mill Street] in Woerden for 343 guilders 10 stuivers with 50
guilders down payment and 40 guilders yearly. The seller sold
this mortgage, worth 253 guilders 10 stuivers, in 1617. (SW k.2
nr.3 April 1, 1616 and July 6, 1617 RW f. 100).
On June 9, 1623, the city manager from Woerden received a petition
from Gerrit Engelen, married to Aechgen Pieterdochter, one of
the four orphans from the late Pieter Slechten, for the rights
to receive a legacy portion from the estate of her great aunt
Aechgen Conelisdr van Eindhoven. It was heard with the advice
of orphan masters and the consent from her uncle Harmen Harmensz,
citizen, written consent from her brother Gerrit Pieterzn, and
consent from her sister Aeltgen Pieters, and she was permitted
"from her poor and miserable situation wherein she is (without
children) now is" to receive 50 guilders from the 150 guilders
held in trust.(WW 4a-22).
IVb. PETER (Pieter) JAN PETERSZOON, recorded 1561-1594, married
GEERTGEN JANSDOCHTER, posthumously recorded in 1616.
1. JAN PIETERSZOON, living in Snelle in 1616.
3. MARICHGEN PIETERSDOCHTER, in 1616, is married to CRIJN JANSZOON
and living in Geestdorp below Woerden.
4. ARIAANTGEN PIETERDOCHTER, in 1616, married WILLEM CORNELISZOON
and lived in Cattenbroek between Woerden and Linschoten.
5. AELTGEN PIETERSDOCHTER, in 1616, is married toTHONIS FLOORENZOON
and lived in Snelle.
In 1561, Pieter
Jan Pieter Floriszoon tranferred 2 ½ morgen of reclaimed
land, named the Old land [Oudeland] in Woerden.(RW 77, Jun 1,
In 1563, Peter
Janssoen and Cornelis Janssoen, brothers, acknowledged to owe
48 guilders per year on mortgage with the principal of 768 guilders.
Peter put up as collateral three morgen of his own land in Snelle,
reaching from the dyke to the Women's quarter, Cornelis gave as
collateral three morgen land in 's-Gravensloot.(RW 77. June 17,
Pieter Jan Pieterszoon
mortgaged in 1581 the house in which he was living between the
Rhyne and Snellendyke, and as collateral all his furniture, his
household articles, and animals to Mr. Nic. Diert and Gerrit Reynierszoon
de Zwaen in Gouda, to sell in case he could not make his rent
payment for the twelve morgen land in Snelle, which he had rented
from them for four years. (RW 78, March 31 and June 17, 1581).
In 1593, Pieter
Jan Pieteszoon and a neighbor in Snelle admitted to owing a brewer
in Woerden three guilders per year rent for an outerdyke at Snelle.
In 1594, he gave an IOU of 69 guilders against the purchase of
a barge with equipment. The barge, with gear and rigging, remained
under a surety bond. (RW, August 2, 1593; 79, March 2, 1594).
In 1616, the
three children of (Pieter Jan Pieterszoon) and his wife Geertgen
Jansdochter transferred their shares in a house and farm in Snelle,
between the Rhyne and the dyke, bordered by Jan Pieterszoon, to
their brother and fellow heir Jan Pieterszoon.(RW 45, June 16,
1616). In 1640, Jan Piet Jantgens and Annigje Roolen conveyed
to Jan Gerritszoon their inheritance of a house and farm a house
and farm in Snelle between the Rhyne and the dyke, bordered on
the west by Dirk Pieterszoon, shipbuilder.
JAN PETERSZOON, alias CORNELIS JAN SLECHT, born 1537 or 1538,
recorded 1563-1603, who died between Dec. 27 1603 and Dec 24,
MARICHGEN BARENTSDOCHTER, recorded 1603-1609, who died between
May 1627 and Feb 1630; she remarried Jan Huybertszoon in 1604.
1. JAN, follows Vb.
2. GERRIT, follows Vc.
3. NEELTGEN CORNELISDOCHTER SLECHT, recorded 1631 and 1635
4. LYSBET CORNELISDOCHTER SLECHT, minor in 1604, died before
May 20, 1629, married before November 17, 1608 DIRC DIRCKSZOON
DE WILDE [who was] born 1579, recorded 1611 and 1613, died before
May 20, 1629, [and was] brother of Jan Dirckszoon de Wilde and
possibly son of Dirck Dirckszoon de Wilde and Jannichje Gerritdochter
this marriage (order unknown):
a. CORNELIS DIRCKSZOON
DE WILDE, recorded 1629 (as oldest child) - 1637.
b. MARICHGEN DIRCKSDOCHTER DE WILDE, recorded 1629-1637.
c. MAERTEN DIRCKSZOON DE WILDE, recorded 1629-1637, married before
Aug. 26, 1631 to GRIETGEN BARENTSDOCHTER.
d. DIRCK DIRCKSZOON
DE WILDE, recorded 1629-1637.
e. FIJTGEN DIRCKSDOCHTER DE WILDE, recorded 1629-1637, married
before May 3, 1639 to CLAES DAVIDSZOON VAN NEUVILLE, from whom
there was a son, DAVID CLAESZOON.
f. STUNTGEN DIRCKSDOCHTER DE WILDE, recorded 1629-1637.
5. BARENT, follows Vd.
Pieter Florisoen, in 1564, gave an IOU of 25 guilders and put
up as collateral his house by the Nes in Snelle where he lived.
In 1567 he admitted to a debt of 120 guilders with his house,
gardens, chattels, and crops, not yet mortgaged as collateral.
This last mortgage was paid off by Jan Paets van Santhorst in
1579. (WW 3, f. 147, Dec. 5, 1564, Feb. 9, 1567, and July 17,
On October 25,
1577 Cornelis Jansz alias Slecht appeared in Woerden before the
High Court of the Netherlands as a witness against Gijsbert Dircksz
van der Merck of Leiden.(ARA High Court of the Netherlands 3793,
vr. med. M.S.F. Kemp).
In October 1578,
he (Cornelis Jansz Slecht from Snelle) had a dispute with the
bailiff because he had driven away by force the cows the bailiff
had ordered seized and, besides that, he had hit the bailiff's
aid. The council members [note: Schepen, plural Schepenen, can
be magistrates, aldermen, councilmen, or sheriffs) from Woerden
wanted the bailiff to explain the seizure. One year later he came
up with the excuses that Slecht had "had accosted him in
a very venomous manner and had threatened him." A month later,
Slecht was ordered to defend himself. . This matter did not come
before the court again. (RW 2f. 14, 15, 29n and 30: vgl f. 100).
On March 21,
1584, about 46 years old, he testified, in a petition from Claes
Jansz Plomp of Kamerik Mijzijde, to have been present during a
transaction in 1568 or 1569 at the house of a resident from Geestdorp
below Woerden. (NW 8496 f. 74v-75v).
In 1585, (Cornelis
Jan Pieter Florissoen, resident of the town of Woerdan) bought
5 morgen, 1 ½ hond [hundred roeder] land on the Haar below
Linschoten in a weir [levee or small dam] of 7 morgen the remainder
of which also belonged to him. In 1588 a resident of Waarder was
brought in by the bailiff because he had taken a bridle from the
house of Cornelis Janszoon Slecht; this case also did not lead
to a judgement. In 1590 , then also as "citizen and resident
of Woerden", he declared before the court from Kromwijk,
the Haar, and Polanen below Linschoten that he, in 1560, with
Marie Jan Pieter Floriszoon widow, had paid off a court order
for payment of rent for 3 morgen land at s'Gravenslot. This mortgage
was now transferred to the land bought in 1585 and paid off in
1603. (RL. 614, Jul 22, 1585, Aug 13, 1590, March 28, 1603).
In 1594, Cornelis
Janszoon Slecht claiming to living inside Woerden, again gave
a 900 guilder IOU to Gerrit Reynierszoon de Swaen of Gouda to
buy 2 morgen 2 hond owned land, situated together with 3 morgen
4 hond land in an weir of 12 morgen land, of which the other half
belonged to Mr. Nic. Diert. It reached from the dyke (the present
Utrechtse road) to the Women's section (in other words, the Haar
below Linschoten). On the other side of the dyke lay the outer
dyke of his brother Pieter Janszoon. (RW 79, June 7, 1594).
A few months
later, he admitted he gave an IOU for 516 guilders to his brother
Pieter Janszoon for the purchase of some land, to be paid in two
yearly installments. (RW 79 August 29, 1594). From the church
registers there is evidence that the long term lease at the St.
Severin Guild was formerly paid by Jan Pieter Floriszoon and also
in 1594/95 by Gerrit Reynersz of Gouda, was later paid by Cornelis
Janszoon Slecht. (SW k. 1 nr. 117).
On the assessment
list for the Utrecht taxation of real property, the old shield
money (oudschuldgeld), from 1600, the name Cornelis Janszoon Slecht
is recorded as having 3 morgen land in s'Gravensloot and 7 ½
morgen in the Linschoten Haar.(RAU, Fin. Inst. 1675 f. 325 and
In 1603, the
7 morgen of land in Haar was sold by Cornelis Jan Peter Floriszoon,
also known as Cornelis Janszoon Slecht of Snelle, citizen of Woerden,
and his wife Marrichgen Barentsdochter, by who he had an "obvious
birth." (RL 614-6, March 17, 1603). In place of this land,
he bought from Maria Diert, widow of Hulderich van Eeusum, the
previously mentioned 6 morgen of land of the 12 in Snelle so that
he now had all the land.(RW 44 f. 9v.; 80 f. 12, April 22, 1603).
Of these, 3 morgen were lease hold. Cornelis died sometime between
Dec 27 1603 and Dec. 24 1604. On this [latter] date, his widow,
married to Jan Huiberts in the meantime, appeared before the orphan
master of Woerden with proof that her two children, Lijsbet Cornelisdochter
and Barent Corneliszoon, in conformance with the will that she
and her husband had made before a lawyer in Woerden on Dec. 27,
1603, that after her death each child would receive 500 guilders
from their father's estate, the same amount as the other children
had received when they got married. The guardians of the children
were Heinric Corss Bloet and Harmen Harmenszoon. On November 17,
1608, Dirc Dirixs de Wilde, as husband and guardian of Lijsbet
Cornelisdochter, attested to have received from his mother-in-law,
Marrichgen Barentsdochter, her part of the will. Jan Huiberts
was very likely the same as the Jan Huiberts living in Woerden,
who on March 19, 1604, before the orphan master, together with
Aerien Harmenszoon, Cornelis Harmenszoon living in the land of
Stein, and Wouter Lenertsz van Nes, living in Woerden, as guardians
of Jannichgen, Marichgen, Baertgen, and Gechgen, his children
by the late Gerte Harmendochter, came to an agreement that Jan
should keep the whole estate, but should give each child 400 guilders
when they are emancipated or married. Furthermore, he promised
to buty the two youngest daughters, Baertgen and Goochgen, each
a silver necklace, such as the other two owned. (WW 4 f. 164,
165, and 168).
The estate of
Cornelis Janszoon Slecht and Marrigje Barentsdochter stayed undivided
for a long time. On Nov. 10, 1635, Jan Nijssen shipmaster gave
an accounting for Barent, he owed each of the children of Gerrit,
Neetgen and the children of Lijsbet Cornelis Slecht, ¼
of the inheritance of Merrichgen Barents for the use and rent
of his house. He was two years behind in the rent, minus the cost
of upkeep. (WW 14b) In 1636, a notice was made in the conveyance
register that out of the estate of the married couple, a house
on the Hofstraat by the Hofpoort [Hofgate], was conveyed to Jan
Nijssenzoon, ship's master. For some reason the transaction did
not go through. (RW 46 f. 124v).
On Oct. 30, 1613
Dirk Dirkzoon de Wilde, 34 years old, made a statement before
a Woerden notary. (NW 8499 f. 55).
On December 15,
1612, a conveyance was made by Jannichgen Gerrits, widow of Dirck
Dircxszoon de Wilde(RW 45 f. 40).
On May 20, 1629,
a 300 guilder debt agreement was paid to the orphan children of
Dirck Dircxszoon de Wilde and Lijsbeth Cornelisdochter, both deceased.
Cornelis Dircxszoon, the oldest child, got a check on December
21, 1629 and on July 20, 1631; Maerten Dirckszoon, on March 12,
1631; his wife Grietgen Barents, on August 26, 1631, and he on
January 16, 1637. Meerichgen, and Stijntgen married to Claes Davits
on May 3, 1639. (WW 5 f. 109).
In Feb. 1630,
Barent Cornelisz Slecht provided an accounting of the management
of the money of the six orphan children of Dirck Dircxzoon and
Lijsbet Cornelis Slecht, named Marrichgen. Maerten (for who a
rapier was bought), Dirck, Cornelis, Fijtgen and Stijntghen. Payments
were made on behalf of the children for beer for the funeral dinner
of the mother of Barent. For this [Barent Corneliszoon Slecht]
received two years free rent of the house where he lived (48 guilders)
and the second and third payment, which was also the last installment
(488-17-12 per installment) for real property he had bought. (WW
14a 40 and 41). In Jan 1637, he provided a new accounting on behalf
of the six children. Dirck moved to Dordrecht and Stijntgen moved
to Gouda (WW 15a 7).
note: Wherever you see three numbers divided by hyphens, they
refer to threee separate sources of the inheritance or payment
or installment; an odd way to list, why not use commas?]
On Nov. 15, 1631,
Neeltgen Slechten gave an accounting of the things from the house
where Neeltgen's mother had died, plus the rent and the farm at
Snelle, that the children of the late Lijsbetich Slechten had
a right to. On the closing of the last accounting, the children
had a right to one fourth of the 341-11-2. There was additional
income for them, for their part in the 89-1-0, the lease of the
5 morgen 2 hond land, on the expenditure side there was the delivery
of butter and cheese received by Maerten and Dirck Dircksz, shirt
cloth to Cornelis Dircksz, and apron cloth to Marichgen and Stijntgen
Dircksdr [likely yardage to make shirts and aprons]. (WW 14b).
In 1649, David
Claeszoon, child of Claes Davidszoon and the late Fijchge Dircksdochter,
inherited 190-7-8 guilders from his old uncle Jan Dirckszoon de
Wilde, which amount was sent to the orphan's court (court to account
for children's inheritance not after the children) in Leiden.
The father of the children was recorded as Claes Davidszoon of
Neuville in the receipt of the orphan's court. (WW 5 f. 474) Also,
the orphaned children of Dirck Dircksz Blankert, Jan and Marrichgen,
inherited from their great uncle Jan Dirckszoon de Wilde. (WW
5 f. 541).
Vb JAN CORNELIS
SLECHT, recorded March and April 1604, died before Nov. 29, 1604,
married ANNEKEN JASPERSDOCHTER, She remarried, to Adriaen Thomaszoon
before March 11, 1609.
From this marriage:
1. CORNELIS JANSZOON
SLECHT, unemancipated in 1604, died without children
before Oct. 29, 1626.
On April 20,
1604 Jan Cornelis Slecht borrowed against three morgen land in
Snelle; after his death, his nephew [cousin?] Barend took over
the loan on October 29, 1626.
On Nov. 29, 1604,
the burgmeester [mayor] of Woerden intervened in a dispute between
Heinric Jan Gerritszoon, Heinric Dirixszoon from Segvelt, and
Harmen Harmenszoon, as guardians of the before mentioned orphan
child of Jan Corneliszoon Slecht, who were already permitted to
speak in the name of the child, on the one side and Jan Huiberts,
married with the widow of Cornelis Janszoon Slecht, grandmother
of the child on the other side, over three morgen land in an weir
of 12 morgen in Snelle, and an existing loan on the the house
of Montfort, which the guardians had already transferred in the
name of the child, and over the remainder of the marriage estate
of the father of the child. It was decided that the grandmother
shall pay fifteen guilders yearly out of her inheritance on behalf
of the child and pay Heinric Dirixs 36 guilders reimbursement
for his expenses. The grandmother shall retain control over the
child's loan. On Feb. 20, 1609, Marrichgen Barentsdr and Jan Huibertszoon
promised to keep the young Anneke Jasperdochter free from all
debts that her husband had left behind at his death, as long as
she was satisfied with the aforementioned fifteen guilders per
year. This was agreed to on March 11 by Anneke with her present
husband Adrisen Thomaszoon. At the time she also declared to have
in her possession, from the child "an old bed blanket, a
black coat from the dear father, a pair of old sheets,, an old
hearth blanket, an old tin water jug, a pointed rod, being very
old, a weapon being a long wooden rod 2 ½ meters long with
a point and a hook to pull a person from a horse, a sword with
halbert, and an old dagger.". (WW 4 f. 164).
Vc. GERRIT CONELISZOON
SLECHT, recorded 1609-1612, died before
November 10, 1635, married unknown.
Children (Among others):
A.. NEELTGEN GERRITSDOCHTER SLECHT, died before Feb. 10, 1657,
married before May 12, 1634 to JAN NIJSZOON HACK, [who] died before
May 16, 1644, son of Nijs Janszoon, carrotman.
Children from this marriage:
1. GERRIT JANSZOON (in 1648 recorded as Gerrit Janszoon Slechten)
2. LIJSBET JANSDOCHTER HACK.
Slecht witnessed some notarial instruments in Woerden on October
31, 1609, February 5, 1611, and May 24, 1612. (NW 8500).
On May 13, 1648,
Nijs Janszoon, carrotman [or rootman], grandfather of the children,
together with Barent Cornelis Slech and Claes Jansz Rijnvelt as
blood related guardians, gave an accounting. They had already
discussed certain matters on May 16, 1644. Both children were
living by the grandfather in 1645 and 1646, one of them also in
1647. The house of the parents was sold to Hendrick Cornelis Brugge.
(WW 156 30) The grandfather provided a new accounting on February
10, 1657.. The children had a right to 48 guilders total, 3 ½
years interest on a principal of 400 guilders. (WW 156 41 and
register of the Reformed Church in Woerden recorded a baptism
on Sept. 29, 1638 of Gerrit, son of Nijs Janszoon, from the Santpadt,
and Neeltgen Gerrits. The intention was perhaps [to write] Jan
Nijszoon instead of Nijs Janszoon.
Vd. BARENT CORNELISZOON
SLECHT, recorded in 1604-1652, married
[1st Jaquemine Not Known, married 2nd ?] Pietertgen Not Known,
city midwife of Woerden 1628-1655.
Children (order unknown):
1. CORNELIS, follows VIa.
2. MARRITGEN BARENTSDOCHTER SLECHT, recorded 1637-1673, midwife
Woerden 1655-1673, married about 1635 CORNELIS DIRCKSZOON, shipbuilder,
[then] in 1655, and 1671, recorded with the additional name of
GRIFFIOEN, son of
Dirk Pieterszoon, shipbuilder in Snelle and Marrichge Dircksdochter
(van der Sney).
a. DIONIJS CORNELISZOON GRIFFIOEN, Calvinist bapt. Woerden March
24, 1637, went to sea, where was captured by sea pirates and was
arrived as a slave in Algiers. On Dec. 17 1658, the city council
made 50 guilders available as a contribution to set him free.
A few months later, John Webster, the owner of Wulvenhorst, advanced
the remaining amount. The collection didn't go without difficulties.
He returned in 1662, and on Jan 29, 1664, he married in Woerden.
He was at that time a ship's carpenter.
His descendants herefrom:
b. NIESGEN CORNELISDOCHTER, bapt. Woerden July 22, 1639, sent
June 22, 1670, unmarried, by the church to Rotterdam.
c. GERRIT CORNELISDOCHTER GRIFFIOEN, baptised in Woerden Dec.
married three times and lived first in Moordrecht and thereafter
d. WILLEM CORNELISZOON GRIFFIOEN, apparently born in the period
When the family lived elsewhere, became a ship's carpenter in
and married twice. There was a son from the second marriage.
e. MARCUS CONELISZOON, bapt. Woerden July 8, 1650.
f. JAQUEMLINE CORNELISDOCHTER, bapt. Woerden Jan 19, 1652.
g. HENDRICK CORNELISDOCHTER
GRIFFIOEN, bapt. Woerden Jan 13, 1654,
became a ship's carpenter in Leiden and married two times. Decendants
from the second marriage.
h. MARIA CORNELISDOCHTER GRIFFIOEN, bapt. Woerden Nov. 5, 1655,
married in 1691 to a tailor.
In 1614, Barent
Cornelis Slecht bought a house on the Blijenhoeck in Woerden for
750 guilders, of which 50 [was in] cash and the rest payable at
25 guilders per year. In 1618, he sold a house in the Achterstraat
for 177 guilders, of which 50 guilders was in cash and the rest
payable at 50 guilders per year. (SW k. 2 nr. 3).
In 1624, he (Barent
Cornelis Slecht of Snelle presently living in Woerden) issued
an IOU for 154 guilders against the delivery of brandy from a
resident of Amersfoort. (GA Amsterdam NA 765 f. 21 v. Nov. 3,
In 1626, after
the death of his nephew Cornelis Janszoon Slecht, he became the
owner of the lease land in Snelle. From 1627 to 1639 he had a
mortgage of 500 guilders on this land..(Ons Voorgeslacht 37 (1982)
In 1634, he bought
one sixth of a morgen land bordering is own land in Snelle from
his niece Neeltje Gerritsdochter Slecht. Shortly thereafter he
bought from others a house and farm at the town dyke, including
five residences. He also took a mortgage of 100 guilders on a
house he owned in the Braetsteech, which he paid off in 1641.
In 1639, he took a 3,400 guilder mortgage on four morgen of his
own land, three morgen leased land, and three morgen leasehold
land that he had in Snelle. In July 1649, this was paid off. In
1640, he turned over the leasehold land and perhaps the whole
weir of 12 morgen land to his son Cornelis. (RW 46 f. 96v. May
12, 1634, 98v. May 19, 1634; WW 5f. 187; RAU Helen Montfort 291
f. 420; WW 3 f. 280).
In 1642 he was,
together with Jan Thijsz, an owner of a horse mill [probably a
horse-powered lumber mill] that they had bought from the city.
(RW 47 f. 29v.).
In 1645, with
Dirck Pieterszoon, shipbuilder, the father-in-law of his daughter,
he bought a shipyard with orchard on the Oudeland, between the
Rhyne and the Oudelandse dyke [Old land dyke], for one thousand
guilders. Very likely done so that the children could own their
own business. In any case, his daughter and her husband were back
in Woerden on May 6, 1649, then Barent's son-in-law sold a rostrum
(special kind of ship), still in the process of construction,
to a skipper. (RW 47 f. 67-67v. May 5, 1645).
In 1649, Barent
sold a house with garden in the Speckstraet, joined in the back
by the town dike (town wall) for 525 guilders. In 1650, he bought
a house on the canal by the Blijhoek [Happy Corner], next to Cornelis
Barentszoon, for 450 guilders, and he bought a house in the Achterstaet
on the corner of the Braetsteeg for 210 guilders from the aforementioned
Dirck Pieterszoon, shipbuilder. In the same year, he bought for
265 guilders at a public sale a house in the Poelstraet, beside
a bridge over the new canal. And in the same year he bought a
third for 525 guilders. The adjoining premises were also his,
which he likely purchased to renovate or rebuild the whole. Also
in 1650, he came forth up the surety for the purchase of a shipyard
in Honthorst on the other, western side of the city. The principal
sum was 2,005 guilders. (NW 8514, May 17, 1649, NW 8517, Feb.
10, 1650, RW 47 f. May 14, 1650 and f. 151v-12v, July 21, 1650,
and f. 158, Nov. 8, 1650).
He did not always
enjoy good relations with his son-in-law. The register of the
bailiff notes that on the court day of Nov. 30, 1649 that Cornelis
Dirckszoon, shipbuilder, was in custody, at an earlier time he
had "very willfully and unbecomingly, misbehaved himself
all night and all day day, causing trouble, such as making threatening
and evil remarks, and acting forceably, and continuing to act
in that matter, even in jail he allowed his anger and devilish
ways go free. That he, by evidence, was not taking back anything
he had done on February 11, 1649 between 9 and 10 in the evening,
when he very violently broke down the back door of his father
and mother in law's house with heavy blows of an axe, throwing
the hinges and locks away, all of which only seemed to increase
his upset behavior, his devilish intentions, and his anger. It
was in this state that he went to the bedroom where both his in-laws
had been sleeping. He hit the bedroom door with his axe. After
many heavy blows, a panel fell off the center of the door and
he tried to attack the old people in their bedroom and kill them,
so that the old man was forced out of his bed in his nightshirt
and, with his wife, tried to prevent the door from breaking and
to protect themselves from the oncoming madmess, they began to
yell, "murder!" and "help!" Whereupon Cornelis
Barentszoon Slecht, son of the aforementioned elderly couple,
who lived in the same house, tried to stop the attacker, but by
trying to rescue his parents, he was forcefully wounded by the
attacker in three distinct places and badly bruised, but he was
able to stop the attacker from what he intended to do in his angry,
violent mood. [the old Dutch here is rambling and difficult to
make sense of].
The bailiff demanded that the defendant should be punished at
the court of justice and be "beaten over his head with a
sword" and then "beaten on the back with a glowing [hot]
sword" and to pay the council the court costs and a fine.
The council decided that"taking into consideration his confession
of guilt and his sincere begging of mercy and justice" that
mercy was justified and "there will be an end to the behavior
or further stricter punishments will follow"; and sentenced
him to appear on his knees with a bare head to ask God and and
the court for forgiveness and thereafter spend fourteen days in
the jailhouse on bread and water. (RW 3).
Slecht himself could also become infuriated. When it took the
court too long to come to a judgement in a case in which he and
his son were involved, he went to the city hall on Oct.12, 1651,
on the assizes day, with a leash around his neck and a dagger
by his side, with a large group of people behind him. Before he
reached the town hall, he walked into the sheriff and five council
members, whom he asked if they had come to a decision, if not,
they would get it with his dagger. They tried to explain to him
that they were not to that point, but Barent put his foot down.
The council members went back into the town hall with their colleagues
and the mayor and they decided to call for him. The mayor asked
him what his problem was. Slecht repeated with much verbosity
his demand and threatened again, at which time they ordered him
confined. He really didn't like that at all, shouting "I
won't go therein, even if I should lose my head because of it!"
He called the bureaucrats tyrants and other intolerable words.
With much force and difficulty, they finally threw him in the
For his insolence,
the sheriff demanded a fine of 400,000 bricks, which demand was
accepted by the council. The council changed their judgement and
made the fine 150,000 bricks, or in its place a payment of 105
Carolingian golden coins, plus court costs. (SW k. 1 nr. 9 "Culverboeck").
The last mention
we find of "Barent Corneliszoon Slecht from Snelle"
(as he often signed) in Woerden is on Jan. 16, 1652, when he,
with another person, co-signed for someone who wanted to buy a
house on the Warmoesstraat in Woerden. (NW 8514, Jan. 16, 1652;
also 8519, December 30, 1650).
On Oct. 19, 1665,
there was a town peace treaty signed between Dirck Pieterszoon
of Wijngaerden on the one side and Cornelis Dirckszoon Griffioen
also known as boekendekoeck on the other side, and in which the
wives and children were allowed to participate. (RW 125 f. 8).
Cornelis Dirckszoon Griffioen was the first in his family named
Griffioen. There is no known connection with the family in the
nearby Kamerik, that already carried the same name for a few decades
previously. Cornelis received thereafter the nickname "boekendekoeck".
As Cornelis Dirckszoon (the) beokendekoeck, he had a conveyance
of houses dated Jan. 11, 1668 and April 6, 1668. (RW 49).
On April 11,
1651 the council decided that the daughter of Pierterge's mother
as city midwife, should receive half of the midwife's pay. On
Jan. 2, 1655 she was, after the death of her mother, named to
full midwife with a salary of 42 guilders. (SW k. 1 nr 10; vgl
N. Plomp. "Healthcare in Woerden" (Woerden 1980) 33-36).
For the details
of the genealogy Griffioen, see: N. Plomp and Z. Plomp-Kamphuis,
"Family Book Griffioen" (Baambrugge 1972) chapter IX
'The descendants of Cornelis Dircksz Griffioen".
Slecht apparently inherited a house in the Achterstraat on the
corner of the Braatstraat from her father, which was conveyed
to her husband in 1671. (RW 50 f. 42v. Aug. 17, 1671).
A ruling on the
estate of Barent Slecht and his wife is not found, possibly because
a small part of the Woerden probate archives is missing.
BARENTSZOON SLECHT, recorded in Woerden 1640-1653, distiller and
brandy wine maker, left to New Netherlands where he was named
as the brewer in Esopus (Kingston, NY), married 1st TRINTGEN MATHIJSDR
BOSCH, daughter of Matthijs Matthijssz Bosch from the Indijk under
Harmelen. Bosch, also known as Bosch Tijsz, and Annichje Jansdr,
married 2nd Kingston (engagement and marriage Sept. 26) 1684 ELSJE
JANSDOCHTER, widow of Hendrick Jochemsen Schoonmaker and earlier
Adriaen Piertsz van Alcmaer.
From the first
marriage (order unknown):
(HENDRICK) CORNELISSZOON SLECHT, birthplace and date unknown appeared
on Nov. 1, 1660 as a witness over a probate action in Beverwijk
in the colony Renselarswyck, now Albany, NY.
Later, in 1675 and 1677, he lived in Flatbush, in the present
Brooklyn, NY. He was a wheel maker and he married ELSIE LIEVELING,
from Amsterdam, daughter of Barent, in Kingston, on August 8,
1666. He prepared a will on Sept. 23, 1690 and is recorded again
Children from this marriage
2. JAN CORNELISZOON SLECHT, Calvinist baptised in Woerden March
in Sept or Oct 1659, said to have been captured and then killed
[incorrect, confused with another Jan, probably Jan Stoltz. Jan
actually killed while defending the Kingston town stockade, as
related in a letter
from his father to Governor Stuyvestant].
3. JAQUEMIJNE (JACOMIJNTJE) CORNELISDOCHTER SLECHT, baptised
in Woerden July 25, 1645, married 1st Wildwijck April 29, 1663
from Alkmaar, an carpenter, son of Barent Kunst; 2nd Kingston
(engagement Oct. 27) 1668 GERRIT FOCKEN, from Ritsen (East Friesland);
married 3rd 1677
JAN ETLING, born Swichteler or Zwiggelte under Beilen (Dr.) July
son of Roelof Eltin and Unknown.
There were children from these marriages, including Heyltje Kunst,
who married with Nicolaas Roosevelt, from which two Presidents
of the United States came from this branch [error noted by researcher,David
Ladely, ie, Heyltje Kunst was Jaquemijne Slecht's stepdaughter,
daughter of Jan Kunst's first wife, as proved by Kingston Court
records, 1668-1675, volume 2, pages 443, 444, relating to guardianship
of Heyltje Kunst arranged by her father after her mother's death
after birth of Heyltje and before her father's marriage to Jaquemijne
Jan Elting, probated in Kingston Sept. 30, 1679, preparing for
a trip to Holland. (Anjou. o.c. I 39).
See for the genealogy Elting Olde Ulster 3 (1907).
4. ANNITGEN (ANNETJE) CORNELISDOCHTER SLECHT, baptised Woerden
Oct 18, 1647, died after May 4, 1719, married before Aug. 17,
1676 CORNELIS HOOGEBOOM,
recorded 1656-1676, stone and tile maker last in Kingston, son
of Pieter Hoogeboom and
Unknown, widow of husband unknown.
In 1656, Cornelis Pieterszoon Hoogeboom was stonemason and tile
maker in Manhattan and in 1657 in New Amstel on the Delaware;
that same year his son had the same occupation in Beverwijk (Albany).
In 1664, he was there also. In 1672, he acquired a stone quarry
in Kingston. On Aug. 17, (1676) he and Annetje made their wills.
(Anjou o.c. I 33).
Annetje probated as the new widow in Kingston on May 4, 1719.
She had no children and left everything to the children of her
sister Jacomijntje. (Anjou o.c. I 97).
5. PETRONELLA (PIETERNELLETJE) SLECHT, birthplace and date unknown,
died between April 29, 1687 and Aug. 24, 1690, married Kingston
Aug. 31, 1679
JOCHEM SCHOONMAKER, born New Netherlands, son of Hendrick Jochemsen
Schoonmaker (from Hamburg) and Elsie Janse (from Bredstedt). He
2nd time Kingston April 28, 1689 Anna Hussey, from Marbletown
daughter of Captain Frederik Hussey and Margret Unknown. Children
from this marriage
6. MATTIJS CORNELIS SLECHT, birthplace and date unknown, recorded
Nov. 6, 1707,
married MARIA CRESPEL of Crispel (Crespel), born Wildwijck Feb.
12, 1662, recorded Nov. 6, 1707, daughter of Anthony Crispel,
from Artois, and Marie Blanchan. Children from this marriage:
probated Kingston, Nov. 6, 1707. he left land and paper money
to a named daughter, a "black girl".. (Anjou o.c. I
71-73). See for the children N.Y.G.B. Record 21 (1890) 83-85.
In 1640, Cornelis
Barentszoon Slecht took over the land of his father in Snelle
. In 1645, he bought a bordering 1 morgen 47 rods of land for
500 guilders. A few tile makers had bought the rights to remove
the clay. (NW 8514, Sept. 22, 1645) In July 1649, he sold the
feudal rights to the land to the orphanage in Amsterdam. (RAU,
Heren Montfort, 292 f. 357).
Among other things
as early as this came up, he lived close by his parents. In January
1650, he bought a house in the Voorstraat in Ijsselstein for 2100
guilders, the half of the principal paid in May 1650 upon taking
possession, the rest in 1651. (NW 8514 , Jan. 29, 1650). Cornelis
actually stayed in Woerden to live. In December 1651, the known
Cornelis Barentszoon Slecht, "distiller and burner [distiller]
of brandy in this city", with the brothers Rietvelt, a debt
of 612 guilders 10 stuivers against the delivery of lean pigs.
He would pay this bill from the delivery of 29 pigs that he now
"op sijn schodt" had fattened. Likewise he carried a
claim that he had from a resident of Lieden, against the delivery
of 11 fat pigs. (NW 8509, Dec. 12, 1651).
In March 1652,
he gave a solicitor in Leiden power of attorney to collect the
claim from this buyer. (NW 8510, March 19, 1652). The last mention
about him in Woerden in an action from March 17, 1653, where he
as partner of Trintje Tijsse Bosch, gave power of attorney to
Jan Corsz Rietvelt, one of the earlier named brothers, if her
portion in the sale of goods from the estate of her father to
collect the receipts and titles from the sale [clearly planning
to emigrate to New Amsterdam].. (NW 8510, March 17, 1653).
Not long thereafter
they must have left with their children for New Nederlands, where
their son Hendrick, on September 26, 1687, explained why he lived
thereabouts for 35 years.
The family lived
in Esopus, later named Kingston, where he was recorded on May
31, 1658. He was the bailiff in 1661, stood for nomination in
1664, 1666, and 1671 and was again named in 1671. After the English
took over, Slecht was one of the insurrectionists with a sword
and weapons. On Feb. 16, 1666, he was seriously wounded by a small
detachment of English soldiers. He was for three years banished
[incorrect, he was exonerated as defending himself. Someone else
was banished]. It is possible he went to Flushing, where he bought
land in 1669 that he sold three years later. After the death of
Trijntje Bosch, he married Elsje Bosch, widow of Hendrick Jochmsen
Schoonmaker, in 1684. Their death records are unknown. See for
the genealogy Schonnmaker Olde Ulster 2 (1906).
2. The next of
kin of Trintje Matthijsdochter Bosch
Bosch came from a family that lived around the countryside to
the north and east of Woerden and also in the city of Woerden
in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The connections are
not always reconstructed, yet are evident by the frequency of
the first name Matthijs. Already in the fifteenth century people
apparently spoke about a person with the name Matthijs Bosch shortened
to Bosch, so that one Matthijs Janszoon Bosch is interchangeable
as Bosch Janszoon in the sources came out and a Matthijs Matthijszoon
Bosch as Bosch Tijsz.
The family of
Trijntje came from Indijk, the Dutch section of Harmelen. In 1602,
Bos Tijss lived there, and in June of that year was taxed with
a payment of 20 ponds in the raising of "capital loaning".
A Utrecht real estate registry gave evidence that in 1600 he was
in possession of two morgen in the bordering area of Gerverkop
and Breudijk Naaldwijksgerecht. He was first married with Geertje
Gerrits and married again in Utrecht on Oct. 6, 1605 to Adriaantje
Willemsdochter, widow of Gerrit Cluytingh. It is almost certain
he and his first wife were the parents of Thijs, that here follows.
Hollands Midden. OA Gouda nr. 1949; 1600 Rau. Fin. inst. nr. 1675,
I. THIJS MATTHIJSZOON
BOSCH, recorded 1635 and posthumously 1653, married
ANNIJCHJE JANS, recorded 1635.
Children from this marriage:
1. JAN, follows
2. GEERTGEN THIJSDOCHTER BOSCH, recorded 1633-1653, married Jutphas
in 1633 TONIS DIRKSZOON from Harmelen, recorded in 1633-1653.
4. MAERTEN, follows IIc.
5. TRIJNTGEN MATTHIJSDOCHTER BOSCH, recorded 1635-1653,
married CORNELIS BARENTSZOON SLECHT, recorded in 1653.
6. ELSGEN MATTHIJSDOCHTER BOSCH, unmarried 1635-1653, later married,
children that in May 1656 were in guardianship of their uncle
Maerten Matthijs Bosch.
7. THIJS, follows IId.
8. MARRICHJEN MATTHIJSDOCHTER BOSCH, recorded 1635-1653, married
Utrecht 1640 CORNELIS MARTENS VAN NOY, recorded in 1653.
9. SARA MATTHIJSDOCHTER
BOSCH, recorded 1635-1653, married
CLAES HUYGEN VAN DEN BERCH, recorded 1653-1668, living in 1653
Kamerik Mijzijde, died before July 17, 1676, son of van Huych
van den Berch and Heyltgen Jansdochter;
he married Geertgen
Jacobsdochter, widow Jan Tijs, before November 9, 1666. From his
estate reading in 1676 at the sheriff's office of the Indijk,
he had a house and land in the Holland section of Geverskop.
On Oct. 4, 1635,
Thijs and Annichje made their will over the property of the Indijk.
They left 500 guilders to their daughter Elsgen, "ten aansien
dat sij haer verstant soo wel niet en machtien en is",which
will really was not valid until she married. Possessions were
listed for the remaining nine children. (RAU, Dorpsgerechten 827).
On May 13, 1653,
the estate of Thijs Bosch was determined in the presence of the
same judge.. The available payment 8369 guilders 19 stuivers 8
penningen, the last 1549-2-14, so that there was 6820-16-10 to
divide. After the taxes of the will for Elsgen, that there was
757-16-0 per child. The land was sold; the Hollandse land brought
2780-0-0, the Utrechtse land 1605-0-0. Thijs Bosch appears to
have received help in the disbursements to his children. Cornelis
Barentszoon Slecht owed him 200 guilders with a three year rent
IOU, total 227 guilders. The rest of the portion of Trijntje was
paid out to Jan Corss Rietveld as executor. (RAU, Dorpsgerechten
IIa. JAN MATTHIJSZOON
BOSCH, recorded 1635-1653 in Indijk and Breidijk outside
Harmelen, married before Aug. 25, 1657 GRIETJE GIJSBERTDOCHTER,
widow in 1679, here after descendants
See an overview
of this family dated Jan. 20, 199 by W.A. Wijburg in family file
Bosch. CBG Apperas NW 8510, March 24, 1651; 8541 Dec. 11, 1659;
8539 Aug. 25, 1657 (about delivery of appeals).
MATTHIJSZOON BOSCH, recorded 1635-1653, shop owner in Harmelen,
sheriff of Harmelen , married before Dec. 21, 1651 AELTGEN HUYBERTSDOCHTER
VAN RIJNEVELT, recorded 1651, daughter of Huybert Huybertszoon
van Rijnevelt and
Aeltgen Warnaertsdochter, which last marriage was with Philips
Janszoon Geestdorp, fruit
worker in Geestdorp and sheriff, councilman and magistrate of
On Dec. 21, 1651
someone bought three houses from the estate of her father from
the remains of the possessions from both of Aeltgen's sisters
with her husband, from a notary in Woerden. (NW 8535 Dec. 20,
1653) See further NW 8520, May 20, 1658; 8539 f. 81, 1655; NW
8535, Sept. 2, 1653.
II c. MAERTEN
MATTHIJSZOON BOSCH, recorded 1635-1653, orphan master of Indijk
(1668), sheriff, alderman (1658,1668,1672), married Utrecht 1648
made a will before the notary G. Houtman of Utrecht on September
30, 1648.. Afraid it was not valid in a Holland court, they went
to notary A. Costerus in Woerden on July 31, 1650. They created
a new will by notary J. van Aelst in Utrecht on July 24, 1652.
Another will was made on Nov. 4, 1661 before notary G. van Gorcum
in Woerden. They canceled the marriage contract and named the
longest living survivor as inheritor. In case of no Sticht (?)
rights, so shall the longest living survivor use the capital.
In May 1676, before the court of Indijk he demanded from someone
in Naarden a payment of four years rent from a capital of 500
guilders for the children of his sister Elsgen. (RAU, Dorpsgerechten
825). Maerten bought from the estate of his father the house that
he had previously rented.
IId. THIJS MATTHIJSZOON
BOSCH, alias BOSCH MATTHIJS, recorded 1635-1653,
wagon maker in Nieuwerbrug 1650, living in Ijsselstein 1653, married
ARIENSDOCHTER, recorded 1653.
Children from this marriage (perhaps others?):
1. ANNEKEN BOSCH,
baptized Ijsselstein on Oct. 2, 1653.
On March 19,
1650 "Bos Matijsz", then a wheel maker in Nieuwerbrug,
sold for 800 guilders a house and property in the sheriffs office
of Indijk, between the road and the Rijn, that was to the east
of his father Matijs Bosch. He signed as "by me Thijs mathijsz
Bosch". (NW 8514) Three years later he lived in IJsselstein.
It is not impossible that he lived in a house bought from his
brother-in-law Slecht. By the division of his father's estate
was his inheritance justly satisfied , he had a third of the obligations,
to satisfy the rent that his father had at his last residence..