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The Slecht Family of Holland, 1460-1650

The following piece was written by Dave Ladely and is used by permission

With a name that means "Evil" what can you expect!


Slecht Family History, Holland
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.]

Appendix

Abbreviations: 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.
Children:
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
and possibly
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 1561-1564
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 Peter Gijsbertzn.

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 30, 1564)).


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A

IVa. GERRIT JAN PETER FLORISZOON, inheritor from his father and therefore
probably the oldest son, recorded in 1556-1609, married DIEWER
CORNELISDOCHTER, recorded in 1562;
A son:
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 room.
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 brick.]


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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 for him.

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 Netherlands].(RW 1).

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).

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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).

B

IVb. PETER (Pieter) JAN PETERSZOON, recorded 1561-1594, married GEERTGEN JANSDOCHTER, posthumously recorded in 1616.
Children:
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, 1561).

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, 1563).

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.

C

IVc. CORNELIS JAN PETERSZOON, alias CORNELIS JAN SLECHT, born 1537 or 1538, recorded 1563-1603, who died between Dec. 27 1603 and Dec 24, 1604, married
MARICHGEN BARENTSDOCHTER, recorded 1603-1609, who died between May 1627 and Feb 1630; she remarried Jan Huybertszoon in 1604.
Children:
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

Children from 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.

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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.

Cornelis Jan 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, 1579).

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 436 v.).

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).

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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).

{Reseacher's 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) and
2. LIJSBET JANSDOCHTER HACK.

 

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Gerrit Cornelis 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 42).

The Christening 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 of
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).

Children from this marriage:
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. 17, 1642,
married three times and lived first in Moordrecht and thereafter in Gouderak.
Has descendants.
d. WILLEM CORNELISZOON GRIFFIOEN, apparently born in the period 1643-1649,
When the family lived elsewhere, became a ship's carpenter in Rotterdam
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, 1624).

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) 77-78).

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.).

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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).

Barent Cornelis 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 jail.

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).

 

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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".

Marrigje Barendsdochter 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.

VIa. CORNELIS 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):

1. HEYNDERICK (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.

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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 in 1694.
Children from this marriage
:
2. JAN CORNELISZOON SLECHT, Calvinist baptised in Woerden March 6, 1643,
in Sept or Oct 1659, said to have been captured and then killed by Indians
[incorrect, confused with another Jan, probably Jan Stoltz. Jan Slecht was
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 JAN KUNST,
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 29, 1632,
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 Slecht].

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 married a
2nd time Kingston April 28, 1689 Anna Hussey, from Marbletown by Kingston,
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:

Anthony Crespel 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).

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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

Trijntje Matthisdochter 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.

1602: Streekarchief Hollands Midden. OA Gouda nr. 1949; 1600 Rau. Fin. inst. nr. 1675, f. 47v.

 

I. THIJS MATTHIJSZOON BOSCH, recorded 1635 and posthumously 1653, married
ANNIJCHJE JANS, recorded 1635.
Children from this marriage:

1. JAN, follows IIa.

2. GEERTGEN THIJSDOCHTER BOSCH, recorded 1633-1653, married Jutphas
in 1633 TONIS DIRKSZOON from Harmelen, recorded in 1633-1653.

3. CORNELIS, follows IIb.
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, where the
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 in
Kamerik Mijzijde, died before July 17, 1676, son of van Huych van den Berch and Heyltgen Jansdochter;

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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 841).

IIa. JAN MATTHIJSZOON BOSCH, recorded 1635-1653 in Indijk and Breidijk outside
Harmelen, married before Aug. 25, 1657 GRIETJE GIJSBERTDOCHTER, listed as
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).

IIb. CORNELIS 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 Woerden.

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 SUSANNA VAN
HELMONDT.

The partners 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 LIJSKEN
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..

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