The Proposed Ancestry of Gijsbert Goertzen

Goert Reyersen Sterck and Jutta van Hoeckelum Rosendaell

   Goert Reyers married Jutta van Hoeckelum Rosendaell.[1] Goert was probably the son of Reyer Goertsen and Lysbeth Jansdr. Sterck. Jutta was the daughter of Ot van Hoeckelum.

Goert and Jutta were possibly the parents of:

1. Gijsbert Goirtsen, married Maria Alerts.


[208] Archief Huizen Waardenburg en Neerijnen, nr. 1446, fol. 185
legerboek 1533-1564
Ott, my second son is born on Tuesday, April 27. That was Day of St. Anastasius, day of the holy bishop, in the vening between eight and nine. (follows astrologic information). His witnesses were Ott van Herwynen, Henrick van Vorstenburch and lady Jut van Huekelum, named Rosendaell, and all belonged to my own House, and it was anno 40.
[51] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1241, fol. 10vso
6 June 1551
Govert Reyerssen promises Vos Roloffsen to pay an [annual] interest of 3 guilders, commencing on 24 June 1552. Security: a house and homestead in Herwijnen, in Wayen, adjacent above: Tonis Uukens and below: the heirs of Cornelis Ariens. This interest is redeemable by 50 guilders.
[52] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1241, fol. 46
31 November 1552
Fyken Cornelis and her son Stees promise Gerit Glummer Dirxsen an [annual] interest of 9 guilders, commencing on 11 November 1553. Securities: (1) a house and homestead in Herwijnen, adjacent west: Cornelis Geritsen and east: Goirt Reyers, stretching from the dyke to the channel; and (2) 7½ hont in Herwijnen, called Eskenshoiff (...). The sale is redeemable by 150 guilders.
[53] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1241, fol. 76vso
2 November 1553
Goirt Reyners promises Peter Gerits an [annual] interest of 3 guilders, commincing on 22 February 1555. Security: a yard and house, inhabited by him. This interest is redeemable by 50 guilders.
[54] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1241, fol. 177
30 November 1556
Goirt Reyers promises Ot Janssen Coess on behalf of Vos Roloffsen an [annual] interest of 3 guilders, commencing on Christmas 1557. Security: a house and homestead in Herwijnen, in Wayen, adjacent above: Cornelis Geritsen and below: Aetsert die Snider. This interest is redeemable by 50 guilders.
[55] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1241, fol. 186
25 December 1556
Goirt Reyers promises Gisbert van Moirse an [annual] interest of 3 guilders, commencing on 30 April forthcoming. Security: a homestead with land [in Herwijnen], adjacent east: Thoenis Uuykens and west: the heirs of Cornelis Ariens. This interest is redeemable by 50 guilders.
[56] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1241, fol. 192vso
6 April 1557
Goirt Reyers promises to pay Gisbert van Moirs 17 guilders on 1 October forthcoming.
[57] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1241, fol. 209
3 July 1557
Goirt Reyers promises Alart van Haifften [an annual interest of] 3 guilders, commencing on 2 February 1558. Security: a house and homestead, inhabited by him. This interest is redeemable by 50 guilders.
[58] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1241, fol. 273vso
13 May 1560
Goirt Reyers promises Alart van Haefften an [annual] interest of 6 guilders, commencing on 2 February 1561. This interest is redeemable by 100 guilders.
[59] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1242, fol. 12vso
29 May 1564
Goirt Reyerse offers to pay Bruysten Ghijsbertse the money that he owes him for an inheritance in conformity with their agreement.
[60] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1241, fol. 21
28 November 1564
Peter Maese on behalf of Gheritken, widow of Elias die Raet, puts an embargo on some property of Goirt Reyerse.
[61] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1241, fol. 24vso
23 January 1565
Peter Maesen on behalf of Gheritken, widow of Elias die Raet, legally seizes propery of Goirt Reyerse on account of an [annual] interest. This is published in Herwijnen.
[62] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1241, fol. 93vso
6 December 1567
Hanrick die Visbendt, usher, declares that on behalf of Arien Gheritsen Schoick he has on 31 October informed and pressed Goirt Reyerse.
[63] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1241, fol. 97vso
7 February 1568
Udo Verstege on behalf of Arien Schoick, puts an embargo on propery of Goirt Reyerse and presses him.
[64] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1241, fol. 97vso
17 February 1568
Herberen Janse on behalf of Gherit Hanricksen, Reyer Thoenise and Jan Danielse puts an embargo on property of the widow and children of Goirt Reynerse and presses them.
[65] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1241, fol. 98
17 February 1568
Bruysten Crijnen on behalf of Vos Roelofse puts an embargo on [property of] Goirt Reynerse and others.
[66] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1241, fol. 106
27 April 1568
Udo Verstege on behalf of Arien Gheritse Schoick sells property of Goirt Reyerse. This is published in Herwijnen.
[67] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1241, fol. 127vso
5 April 1569
Udo Verstege on behalf of Arien Schoick Gheritse puts an embargo on property of Goirt Reyerse on account of a claim.
[43] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1242, fol. 153vso
23 May 1570
The judge charges Bruyn die Snijder that he has forcefully assaulted and wounded the son of Goirt Reyersen; and by doing so forfeited his body and property.
[44] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1243, fol. 33
7 June 1580
Willem Jansen, as guardian of Neelken Jansdochter, promises Marcelis Marcelissen in Gorinchem an [annual] interest of 9 guilders, commencing on 24 June 1581. Security: a house and yard in Herwijnen, adjacent above: the heirs of Derck Jansen and below: the heirs of Goirt Reyersen.
[68] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1240, fol. 7vso
7 March 1540
Wylhem Jansen sells to Steven Wylhems 9 hont in Herwijnen, in the Groite Camp, across the Broickgraiff, adjacent above: the Kruisbroeders in Asperen and below: Govardt Reyners, stretching from the Broickgraiff to the Middelsloot.
[69] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1240, fol. 84
16 March 1544
Goirt Reyners promises Symon Janssen an [annual] interest of 3½ guilders, commencing on 22 February forthcoming. Security: a house and homestead in Herwijnen, in Waien, where he is living, stretching from the dyke to the channel, adjacent above: Tonis Ukens and below the heirs of Cornelis Ariensen. This interest is redeemable by 75 guilders.
[70] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1240, fol. 176vso
11 May 1547
Sophia, widow of Cornelis Ariens, and her son Stees promise Jan Goirtsen on behalf of Theus van Hoesden an [annual] interest of 2 guilders, commencing on 22 February 1548. Security: a house and homestead in Herwijnen, in Wayen, adjacent above: Goirt Reyersen and below: Cornelis Geritsen. This interest is redeemable by 34 guilders.
[71] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1241, fol. 9vso
22 October 1549
Symon Janssen van Polaenen sells to Arien van Oiver some deeds of embargo on [property of] Goirt Reyersse. Goirt Reyersse guarantees that the claims will not become invalid.
[72] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1240, fol. 268
29 June 1550
Goirt Reyers Stack promises Alart van Haefften an [annual] interest of 3 guilders, commencing on 22 February forthcoming. Security: a house and homestead in Herwijnen, where he is living. This interest is redeemable by 50 guilders.
Judicial archive Tuil, nr. 1242.fol.153vso
May 23 1570
The judge accuses Bruyn die Snijder that he violently attacked and wounded the son of Goirt Reyerse; by which he is punishable in body and goods in the amount as to be determined by the schepens Bruyn requires a copy of the accusation and continuation of his case.
Archive Feudal Chamber of Gelre and zutphen, no.18
Book of feudal records 1547-1552
May 29, 1549
Jan van Hoicklum, Gairdt Reynersen Sterck as husband and momber of his housewife Jutta van Hoicklum, and Rutgera van Huecklum, younger brother and sisters of Ott van Hoecklum Ottensoon, put at the disposal of their eldest brother Ott van Hoicklum, one third of a house with the homestead and the orchards in the parish Herwijnen in the Tielerwaard, which had been feudally held by their grandfather Ott van Hoicklum together with 7 morgen land according to the feudal law of Zutphen.


Reyer Goertsen and Lysbeth Jansdr. Sterck

   Reyer Goertsen married Lysbeth Jansdr. Sterck. Lysbeth was the daughter of Jan Sterck the elder.

Reyer and Lysbeth had:

1. Jan Reyersen the elder.[2]

2. Jan Reyersen Sterck the younger, married joffer (lady) Henrick (van Avesaet).

3. Goert Reyersen Sterck, married Jutta van Hoeckelum.

4. Abraham Reyersen.

5. Gijsbert Reyersen Snoeck.


Record of a “dijkgave” (allocation of goods on which costs can be charged of a vacant dyke part), in Ophemert 1602/1603.[3]

Archive St. Paul’s Abbey in Utrecht, no.369, fol.33vso-36.

Some questions to be answered related to those people who have to contribute in the “bosom” to the particular dyke, annotated in Vuren, anno 1582 and anno 1583.

I. It has appeared that the particular dyke has come from the properties of Reyer Goirtssen and that it has been inherited by Jan Reyerssen, the younger, named Sterck. The wife of this Reyer Goertssen was Lijsbeth Sterck, Jan’s-daughter. Doubts has been arisen whether forenamed Reyer inherited this dyke from his late father or that it has brought in by his forenamed wife. The reasons that motivate that the dyke has been brought in by the wife are, that it can not been found in the signed records (“signaten”) that Reyer’s father has left behind a large inheritance. It is therefore not likely that forenamed Reyer has met in the small estate of his father such a large dyke, that is to say more than hundred meters long.
II. To the contrary, it appears clearly from the signed records that the estate of Jan Sterck, the father of forenamed Lijsbeth (who has been for a long time “schepen” with the Bank of Tuyl), was richer and larger and furthermore that those goods that came from the estate of forenamed Jan Sterck with dyke obligations have been abandoned.
III. Furthermore some people testify that Stercken van Avesaet have lived in Herwijnen, but that those were not related to forenamed Lijsbet Stercken, that no Stercken Avesaath is mentioned in the signed records, but that the young Sterck, as momber of his housewife, has been mentioned as heir of Jan van Avesaath, from which it can be derived that his housewife lady Henrick is related to van Avesaath and therefore has carried the lady title. Also, that Reyer Goitssen and Jan Sterck the younger, or his housewife lady Henrick, together, have had pieces land in possession that were bought by old Jan Sterck from persons in Vuren. Furthermore that Reyer Goertssen together with widow lady Henrick, after the death of the young Jan Sterck, the properties left behind, have sold with all rights. So that it can be concluded for sure that Jan Sterck, the husband of lady Henrick, and Reyer Goertssen have been heirs of the old Jan Sterck. Is it therefore not the question whether this is a common “bosom” of van Avesaath and Sterck?
IV. The question also rises, because as has been testified in the court, whether some persons who were in the “bosom” and who therefore had maintenance obligations that they have fulfilled (as they say) during three years in succession by repairing the dyke after a given order, have to be regarded as belonging to the “bosom”.
V. Also it is questioned whether the goods that have been obtained by marriage by the children of Jan Reyerssen the elder and the children of Goirt Reyerssen, at the time that the particular dyke was supervised by Jan Reyerssen the younger and his heirs, but before they have inherited from their parents, are infected or not. In particular those goods that were sold before they became heirs.
VI. Also it has been thought over whether the properties of the children, obtained by marriage, after they became heir of their father, have been infected or not.
VII. It has also to be decided whether it is correct, that somebody, when he for a mortgage has accepted as security a good with dyke obligations, has infected his goods.
VIII. Also whether this is the case if somebody has taken into his possession seized goods with dyke obligations.
IX. It has also to be decided whether goods with dyke obligations brought in as a parent’s gift when somebody married, have infected only the inherited goods of the partner or this inheritance as a whole.
X. Also how to consider estates wherein any infected good without dyke maintenance has been taken up.

______________________________

JAN REYERSEN STERCK
[162] Rechterlijk archief Tuil 3, fol. 3vso
1 april 1533
Jan Reyerssen, for himself and the heirs of Reyer Goirtsen, poses money with the schepenen (in the case) against Gerit Dircksen.
[165] Rechterlijk archief Tuil 3, fol. 42
9 juni 1534
Uuyken Wylhems against Jan Sterck Reyer Goirtssen in Herwijnen regarding a note given dyke-letter, for which Uuyken has taken the burdens;

ABRAHAM REYERSEN
[45] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1241, fol. 288vso
2 December 1561
Fike Goerts, widow of Henrick Janssen; Wolter Hack Jacopsen, on behalf of his wife; and Margriet and Jennike Henricks, sell to Abraham Reyers and Cornelis Goertssen their share in a yard in Est, where Goert die Vries used to live, adjacent west: Oth van Hemert, north: Cornelis Goerts and east: the street.
[46] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1242, fol. 124
15 March 1569
Abraham Reyerse is summoned in court.
[47] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1242, fol. 131vso
24 May 1569
Abraham Reyerse is summoned in court.
[48] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1242, fol. 302
13 January 1562
Abraham Reyners sells to Baet Corstens a house and yard in Est, adjacent west: Ot van Hemert, north: Cornelis de Vries, east: the street and south: the heirs of Jacop Arts. Security: a yard in Est, north: the Custerienhof, around: the street.
[49] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1242, fol. 3vso
2 December 1573
Abraham Reyersen and Guert Petersen sell to Henrick Loychsen and Gijsbert Jansen a house and homestead in Est, adjacent east: the heirs of Jan Rolofsen (with the better half of the yard), south and west: the street and north: the Custerie in Est; with an annual interest of 3 guilders due to the heirs of the late Gijsbert Ariensen.
[50] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1243, fol. 1
6 November 1577
Gijsbert Reyerse called Snoeck hands over to Jan Roelofse a house and yard in Est, left behind by Abraham Reyerse, adjacent north: the Custerie in Est, east, south and west around: the street.

GIJSBERT REYERSEN
[50] Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1243, fol. 1
6 November 1577
Gijsbert Reyerse called Snoeck hands over to Jan Roelofse a house and yard in Est, left behind by Abraham Reyerse, adjacent north: the Custerie in Est, east, south and west around: the street.
[1]  Judicial Archive of Tuil, no. 1243, fol. 21vso
29 July 1579
Ghijsbert Goirtsen, on behalf of his wife, sells to Ghijsbert Reyersen: half of 19 hont of land in Herwijnen, in Gheentkenshoeff, adjacent above: the heirs of Goesen van Oenzelaer and below: Engbert Claesen, stretching from the Broickgraeff to the Middelsloet. The other half of this property is owned by Arnt Thonisen. Security: his house and homestead in Herwijnen.


Jan Sterck the elder

   Jan Sterck the elder was the schepen of Tuil.

 Jan and his wife had:

1. Lysbeth Jansdr. Sterck, married Reyer Goertsen.


Ot van Hoeckelum

   Ot van Hoeckelem was the son of Ott van Hoicklum and Jutte van Culenborch.

 Ot and his wife had:

1. Ott van Hoecklum Ottensoon.
2. Jan van Hoicklum.
3. Jutta van Hoeckelum, married Goert Reyersen.
4. Rutgera van Huecklum.


Extract
Archive Feudal Chamber of Gelre and Zutphen, no.18
Book of feudal records 1547-1552
May 29, 1549
Jan van Hoicklum, Gairdt Reynersen Sterck as husband and momber of his housewife Jutta van Hoicklum, and Rutgera van Huecklum, younger brother and sisters of Ott van Hoecklum Ottensoon, put at the disposal of their eldest brother Ott van Hoicklum, one third of a house with the homestead and the orchards in the parish Herwijnen in the Tielerwaard, which had been feudally held by their grandfather Ott van Hoicklum together with 7 morgen land according to the feudal law of Zutphen.


Ott van Hoeckelum and Jutte van Culenborch

   Ott van Hoicklum married Jutte van Culenborch. Jutte was the daughter of Johan van Culenborch, from whom she inherited a feudal estate in Herwijnen, Gelderland, Netherlands.

 Ott and Jutte had:

1. Ot van Hoecklum.


Archief Leenkamer van Gelre en Zutphen, nr. 4
leenaktenboek
8 juli 1474
Jutte van Culenborch, wife of Otte van Hoekelem, gets a house with the homestead and 7 morgen land in the community Herwijnen, between Johan van Herwijnen Janssoen at one side and the common alley of Herwijnen at the other side, adjacent to the land of the Karthuizers van Geertruidenberg; like she has inherited this feudal estate from her father Johan van Culenborch according to the feudal justice of Zutphen. Her husband Otte swears the oath on behalf of Jutte (of marriage).

24 juli 1481
Jutte gets this feudal estate. On her behalf her son Ott van Hoekelum swears the oath.


Johan van Culenborch

   Johan van Culenborch held a feudal estate in Herwijnen, Gelderland, Netherlands in the 15th century.

 Johan and his wife had:

1. Jutte van Culenborch, married Ot van Hoicklum.


Footnotes
[1] Note from Valentine van Zee:  “In record no. 208 of this report you will find that she (Jutta) is also called Rosendael. We think that Abraham Gijsbertsz Roosa reflected on this fact when he needed to choose a surname and a coat-of-arms when be became schepen of Tuil in 1636 (the first time the name ‘Roosa’ is to be found in the records).”
[2] Had children Merten Jansen Sterck, Govert Jansen Sterck, and Reyer Jansen Sterck.
[3] Explanation by Jos de Kloe:  “Virtually all lands in the river area were subject to a maintenance obligation of parts of the dykes, sometimes in the same village, sometimes in quite another village (for lands farther apart from the river). The only exceptions were, as far as I [Jos de Kloe] know are the water meadows, because those had no benefit from the dykes.
If somebody failed to fulfil his maintenance duty (to be judged by the dyke-reeve and his board) first a warning was given. After some time a charter was given to the lowest bidder and the costs were charged to the person responsible for the maintenance. This charging was done by selling the goods that were in the “bosom” of that person (or more strictly within the “bosom” of the particular piece of land). Because this dyke-justice had an own code of law, “bosom” does not have the same meaning as property or estate in the common law of succession.
But all properties of the responsible person were first brought into the “bosom”. But if that appeared not to be enough, properties of family members (e.g. the children) could be taken as well. If this was still not enough, the properties of the parents and their children (so, the brothers and the sisters) could be taken, even over generations. If even that was not enough, the former owner, possibly with his family, could be charged. This procedure therefore could bring many people into troubles (sometimes the whole village). Sad for those people, but very interesting for the genealogist. Apparently, the rules were not precisely known by the people of that time, as can be concluded from the questions posed in the document below.
Sometimes people tried to abandon the lot, in the hope that the village council would take over the duty (this could save a lot of trouble if many inhabitants were in the “bosom”), but it turns out from this document that in this case the village council did not do so.”


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