Genealogie Bos

This is my English-language genealogy blog. It's available in Google Currents, too.
(Mijn Nederlandstalige blog, genealogiebos.blogspot.nl, gaat over mijn voorouders en locale geschiedenis van Zuid-Holland en de Langstraat.)

30 Jun 2016

Patrick Stuart married Lysbet Davids in 1647 in Dordrecht

Scotsman Patrick Stuart was a soldier garrisoned at Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands, when he married a young girl from Dordrecht, named Lysbet Davids, on June 30, 1647, in Dordrecht:

"Patrick Stuart, of the Highlands in Scotland, souldier of the company of capt. Henry Meoles,
being ordinarily in guarison at Berghen op Zoom, and Lysbet Davids, j.d. of Dort,
dwelling in the Sarusgang, contracted July 5, 1646, maried in our church Jun. 30, 1647".

Dordrecht

17 Jun 2016

Born at the Battle of Waterloo

The Battle of Waterloo was fought on Sunday, June 18, 1815, near Waterloo in present-day Belgium, then part of the United Kingdom of The Netherlands. June 18, 1815, is also the birthdayof  Frederika Louisa Wilhelmina van Beusekom, daughter of Gijsbertus van Beusekom and Anna Verkerk, who gave birth "on the battlefield between Quatre-Bras and Waterloo". The Battle of Quatre-Bras had been fought on the 16th.
Gijsbertus van Beusekom was a soldier in the 7th battalion of the ground forces. Obviously, the baby girl was patrioticly given the same name as the Queen Consort of Dutch King William I, Frederica Louisa Wilhelmina of Prussia (1774-1837).

Rotterdamsche Courant, 5-6-1865
Saleswoman Frederika Louisa Wilhelmina van Beusekom (48) married Jean Paradies (51) on May 18, 1864, in Utrecht, The Netherlands. Jean was born on July 30, 1812, in Vlissingen, The Netherlands. He was a son of a bricklayer Johannes Paradies and his wife Cornelia Pietersen. Jean died on December 14, 1884, in Utrecht. Frederika Louisa Wilhelmina died in Utrecht, too, on November 1, 1886.

3 Jun 2016

De Vooijs of Holland

Pieter Pietersz de Voois originated from Woerden, Utrecht, The Netherlands. He was married in Rotterdam, Holland, on May 28, 1708, to Neeltje Frederiks Schenkers. Both were living at the Banketstraat in Rotterdam. 
They had their children baptized in Rotterdam:
  1. Lijsbeth de Vooijs was christened on September 21, 1710. She died young. 
  2. Pieter de Vooijs was christened on January 29, 1713, with witness Annitje Willems.
  3. Anna de Vooijs was christened on February 12, 1715. 
  4. Lijsbeth de Vooijs was christened on September 15, 1716, with witnesses Antie Willems & Marijtie Willems Verheem. She was married on October 25, 1746, to Mattheus Schaap. Their marriage remained childless. She was buried in Cool (now part of Rotterdam) on September 19, 1792, aged 76. Mattheus Schaap was died in Cool and was buried on October 12, 1795, aged 75 years old.
  5. Frederik de Vooijs was christened on April 25, 1719. He was married on August 1, 1747, in Rotterdam to Aertje Hendriks van der Kuijl, widow of Pieter Outraat. Aertje was a daughter of Hendrik Pleunen van der Kuijl and Lijsien Nannings van de Wal. Her christening was in Alblasserdam, Holland, on February 13, 1704. She was buried on March 10, 1783, in Rotterdam.
  6. Aaltjen de Vooijs was christened on January 22, 1722.
Pieter Pietersz de Voois was buried on April 27, 1742, in Rotterdam, leaving 2 children, one of them was still a minor. Neeltje Frederiks was buried on December 1, 1769, in Rotterdam. At that time their 2 remaining children were both adults.

Rotterdam

24 May 2016

Tombstone Tuesday - Joel Fremoult & Judith Shoulder in Norwich

Tombstones in St. Saviour's Hospital in Coslany, Norwich: 
  • Joel Fremoult, born in this parish, and Judith, dau. of John Shoulder his wife, born at Canterbury, where they had issue 5 sons and 4 daughters, 7 whereof do still survive them, and are living monuments of their paternal care and industry. He died 1708, æt 66; she died 1706, æt 56. 
  • Samuel Fremoult, Brewer, 1727, æt. 48.
  • Elizabeth, wife of Samuel, son of Sameul Fremoult, Brewer, 1743, æt 25. 
Joel Fremoult was baptised in Norwich on 17 Juill. 1642 as son of Jacques Fremault. Witnesses were Jan Coquede, Jan Castel, Elysabette le Feure and Ester Castel.

Norwich

8 Mar 2016

Tuesday's Tip - Latin Term - Soror Patris

Soror Patris
When doing genealogical research, you may - once in a while - stumble upon some words of Latin. For centuries, the church provided for baptisms and burials, and Latin has been the standard for the Roman Catholic liturgy since the 6th century. In a new "Latin Term" Series I will try to explain some Latin Terms that can be found in genealogical documents.

One of my ancestors was baptized in March 1696 in Hoornaar with the name "Pleuntje". Her parents were Ewoud Pelt and Lijsbeth Huijgen Ruijter. In stead of a witness, the Latin Term "Soror Patris" is written down. It means that the witness was a "sister of the father".