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ALLIED ANCESTRY 

OF THE 

VAN CULEMBORG FAMILY 

OF 

CULEMBORG, HOLLAND 

BEING THE ANCESTRY OF 

SOPHIA VAN CULEMBORG 

WIFE OF I,', 

JOHAN DE CARPENTIER 

PARENTS OF 

MARIA DE CARPENTIER 

WIFE OF 

JEAN PAUL JAQUET 

VICE-DIRECTOR AND CHIEF MAGISTRATE 

OF THE 

COLONIES ON THE SOUTH RIVER 

OF 

NEW NETHERLAND 

1655-1657 

BY 

EDWIN JAQUETT SELLERS 



PHILADELPHIA 
1915 



EDITION LIMITED TO 
ONE HUNDRED COPIES 



Press of 

Allen, Lane & Scott, 

Philadelphia. 



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WORKS OF THE AUTHOR 

An Account of the Jaudon Family. Philadelphia, 1890. 

Genealogy of the Jaquett Family. Philadelphia, 1896. 

Genealogy of the Kollock Family of Sussex County, 
Delaware, 1657-1897. Philadelphia, 1897. 

Captain John Avery, President Judge at the Whorekill 
IN Delaware Bay, and his Descendants. Philadelphia, 
1898. 

Genealogy of Dr. Francis Joseph Pfeiffer and his De- 
scendants, 1734-1899. Philadelphia, 1899. 

!^ Contributor to the Wayne Family, contained in "Some 

>; Colonial Mansions and Those Who Lived in Them, by 
Thomas Allen Glenn. Published by Henry T. Coates 
& Co. Philadelphia, 1900." 



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Allied Families of Delaware, Stretcher, Fenivick, Davis, 
Draper, Kipshaven, Stidham. Philadelphia, 1901. 



^' Partial Genealogy of the Sellers and Wampole 
Families op Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, 1903. 

,V Genealogy of the Jaquett Family, Revised Edition. 
Philadelphia, 1907. 

r\ 

Genealogy of the de Carpentier Family of Holland. 
'^ Philadelphia, 1909. 



ABBREVIATIONS 

Anderson : Royal Genealogies, by James Anderson, D.D. 
London, 1736. 

Betham : Genealogical Tables of the Sovereigns of the World, 
by Rev. William Betham. London, 1795. 

Illustra Batavia, name of work published by Simon van 
Leeuwen. The Hague, 1685. 

L'Art : L'Art de verifier les dates. Paris, 1818. 

Otidheusden: History of Culemborg, by A. W. K. Voet von 
Oudheusden. Utrecht, 1753. 

Rietstap: Rietstap's Armorial Register. 

Slichtenhorst : History of Gelderland, by Arend van Slichten- 
horst. Arnhem, 1654. 

Svueder and Sweder's Origines : Genealogy of the van Culem- 
borg Family by Sweder van Culemborg. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 

OF THE 

VAN CULEMBORG FAMILY 



Walter, Count of Teisterbant, in the Dukedom of 
Gelders, District of the Betuwe, died either 724 or 742 
(Oudheusden, 2; Anderson, Table 347; Betham, Table 
562). His daughter and heiress, 

Beatrix, Countess of Teisterbant, married about 711, 
Theodoric, Stadtholder and Lord of Cleve (Ibid.). 
Their daughter and heiress, 

Beatrix, Countess of Teisterbant, married Elias, 
Aelius, or Elius Grail, Gralius, Graielis, or Grajus, a 
great hero, Stadtholder of Nijmegen and first Count of 
Cleve, She died 734 or 5 (Ibid.). Their son and heir, 

Theodoric, Count of Cleve and Teisterbant, mar- 
ried Ida, Countess of Hainault. Teisterbant was held 
of the Bishop of Utrecht. Having ruled twenty-five 
years, Count Theodoric died 759. Both earldoms went 
to their son (Ibid.), 

Reinald, Count of Cleve and Teisterbant, who mar- 
ried Isabella, Countess of Ardenner-Walde. Having 
ruled eleven years Reinald died 769 or 770, leaving his 
earldom to his son (Ibid.), 

LuDOLPH, Count of Cleve and Teisterbant, who mar- 
ried Adelheid, sister of Siegbert, Duke of Aquitain, and 
having ruled twenty years, died 790 (Ibid.) Their son 
and heir, 

John, Count of Cleve and Teisterbant, married Con- 
stantia, daughter of Michael I, Emperor of the East, 
and Procopia, daughter of the Emperor Nichephorus. 



6 VAN CULEMBORG 

The latter, a patrician, was proclaimed Emperor and de- 
prived the Empress Irene of the government in 802 ; was 
slain in battle 811 by Trumus, King of Bulgaria, who 
made a cup of his skull; his daughter Procopia married 
Michael I, Curoplates, called also Rangabes from being 
Master of the Household, who was made Emperor of the 
East Roman Empire in opposition to Stauratius. Michael 
was a friend of Charlemagne; was overthrown by Leo 
Armenius and became a monk in 812, after reigning two 
years {Oudheusden, 2; Anderson, 142, 347; Betham, 
562; UArt. IV, 290, 292). Count of Cleve and Teister- 
bant, after ruling eleven years, died 801 and was suc- 
ceeded by their son, 

Baldwin or Balderick, who succeeded his brother 
Robert as Count of Cleve and Teisterbant. He died 
after attending the funeral of Charles the Great at 
Aken 830. He married Hildegaert (or Jolenta), daughter 
of Lodeuyk, Count of Geneva and Provence. {Slichten- 
horst, 469 ; Oudheusden, 2,3). They had 

Robert, Count of Teisterbant, to whom the earldom 
had been given by his father, that of Cleve going to 
an elder brother. Count Robert married Cunigunda, 
Countess of Hoey or Hoya {Oudheusden, 3 ; Anderson, 
347 ; Betham, 562), and was succeeded by their eldest son, 

LoDEWijK, Count of Teisterbant and Hoey, who mar- 
ried Adele, daughter of Berenger, Count of Lomme and 
Namur (ped. 40) {Oudheusden, 3). Their third son, 

Baldwin H, Count of Teisterbant and Hoey, mar- 
ried the daughter of the Count de Vermandois {Oud- 
heusden, 3) and was succeeded by their only daughter, 

(Christian name unknown), Countess of Teisterbant 
and Hoey, who married her kinsman Walger, son of 
Gerolf, Count of Friesland (ped. 4), and Magteld, 
sister of Hugano, Count of Zanten. Walger became 
Count of Teisterbant by virtue of his marriage; resided 
at Thiel, where he was slain in battle with the Normans 
{Oudheusden, 2-4) ; and was succeeded by their son 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 7 

Theodoric, Count of Teisterbant* and Hoey, who 
married the daughter of Arnold, twelfth Count of Cleve 
(ped. 2); was slain in battle with the Normans in 880 
with his wife; was succeeded by their son Henry in the 
earldom, the manors of Bosichem, Zeelen, etc., passing 
to their younger son Gerbrand (Oudheusden, 4). 

Gerbrand, first Lord van Bosichem, married the 
daughter of Lord van Pont,t Governor of Gelders; 
began the restoration of the Church of Bosichem, which 
had been destroyed by the Normans, and laid the foun- 
dation of the Castle at Bosichem (Slichtenhorst) ; adopted 
the coat of arms of Bosichem, three diagonal red bars on 
a gold field with the arms of Teisterbant (or Cleve) 
placed in right canton; died 925, having ruled many 
years, and was buried with his wife in St. Walburg's 
Church {Oudheusden, 8). Their only son, 

Dirk, or Diderick, succeeded as the second Lord 
van Bosichem; married the daughter of Lord van 
Spyk, X by whom he had three sons, Willem (his successor), 
Jan, Lord van der Weyde, and Claes, Lord van Caets or 
Caetshage; rebuilt the Church at Bosichem and com- 

* Oudheusden gives illustrations of the arms described 
throughout which agree with Rietstap's descriptions, except 
where noted. No description of the Teisterbant arms has 
been found. The illustration by Oudheusden may be de- 
scribed as d'azur a une escarhoucle fleurdelissee d'or brochant sur 
le tout et un escusson d' argent en abime, which resembles the 
arms of Cleve. 

Rietstap: Cleves {ancien dues de). De gueules a un escusson 
d' argent en abime, et une escarboucle fleurdelissee d'or, brochant 
sur le tout; ou de gueules a une escarboucle d'or, et un escusson 
d'argent en abime, brochant sur le tout. Cimier, une tete et col 
de boeuf de gueules, accornee d'argent, couronne d'or, la cercle de 
la couronne eschiquete d'argent et de gueules. 

fAn illustration of the van Pont arms may be found in 
Slichtenhorst, 43, three red roses on a silver shield, two in the 
upper part and the other in the lower. 

X No description of the arms is given by Rietstap but they 
may be described as, on a silver shield a Jesse with jour silver 
blocks or squares thereon, the space between the second and third 
slightly wider than the other spaces. 



8 VAN CULEMBORG 

pleted the Castle or stronghold, of which his father laid 
the foundation, and which has disappeared for a long 
time; died 954, having ruled over Bosichem about 
twenty-nine years, and was buried with his wife in the 
Church of Bosichem {Oudheusden, 8, 9). 

WiLLEM, third Lord van Bosichem, married the 
daughter of Count of Reifferscheid* of Salm who pos- 
sessed Reifferscheid in the Province of Luxembourg, by 
whom he had a son Jan ; fell with Arnout, Count of Hol- 
land, in a battle near Winkel against the Frisians which, 
according to Beka, happened 993, the day after St. Lam- 
bert's Day, and was buried with his wife at Bosichem 
(Ibid.). 

Jan, fourth Lord van Bosichem, married the daugh- 
ter of Lord van Heusdenf (ped. 81) by whom he had a 
son Roelof (who follows); died 1030, having ruled thirty- 
seven years, and was buried with his wife in the Church 
of Bosichem (Oudheusden, g, 10). 

Roelof, called The Great, was fifth Lord van Bo- 
sichem; called The Great, on account of his stature and 
strength; his statue on the Castle at Culemborg was 
destroyed by the French in 1673; married the daughter 
of Count van der Lippe| by whom he had a son Henry. 
Lord Roelof was well versed in the use of arms, cautious 

*Rietstap: van Reifferscheid, Westphalie. D'argent a un 
ecusson de gueules en abime, accompagne en chef d'un lambel de 
cinq pendants d'azur. Cimier, deux orielles d'ane, de gueules 
et d'argent. (The illustration by Oudheusden omits the lambel 
and cimier.) 

fRietstap: van Heusden, Brabant. D'or a une roue de 
gueules. Casque courrone. Cimier, la roue. {Oudheusden gives' 
the color of the field as or.) 

X Rietstap : van der Lippe (Comtes van der Lippe) , Prusse, 
Wurtemburg, Saxony. Ecartele: aux i et 4 d'argent a une rose 
de gueules, barbie et boutonne d'or (Lippe); aux 2 et j de gueules 
a un birondelle, au naturel soutenue d'une etoile (5) d'or (Schwal- 
enberg). Casque courrone. Cimier, la rose, entre un vol 
d'argent. Lambrequins, d'argent et de gueules. Tenants, deux 
anges, tenant des palmes. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 9 

and religious, for which reasons he was highly esteemed 
by the Emperor Henry IV, who appointed him General- 
in-Chief in the war against the Saxons. At Cologne 
in 107 1 the Emperor was present at the baptism of his 
(the General's) son and named him Henrik. Though 
very old, Lord Roelof went to Aix-la-Chappelle to attend 
the coronation of the Emperor's son as the Roman King 
Henry V, but died of fever on his way at Aken 1099, 
having ruled at Bosichem sixty-nine years. His body was 
interred with much ceremony at Aken by order of the 
Emperor in the Church of Our Lady {Ibid.). 

Henrik, son of Roelof, was sixth Lord van Bosichem; 
married the daughter of Simon, first Lord van Teylingen,* 
who was descended from the Counts of Holland (ped. 4), 
by whom he had a son Roelof (who follows) ; with many 
noble and illustrious men he went to the rescue of the 
Emperor Henry IV, his godfather, from the imprison- 
ment by his son and fell in battle near Liege in 1 105. His 
wife died at the Castle of Bosichem 11 20 and was buried 
in the Church at that place (Ibid., 11). 

Roelof, seventh and last Lord van Bosichem, mar- 
ried Aleid, daughter of Gerard, Lord van Heinsbergf 
(ped. 8), by whom he had a daughter Ida, who in her 
fifteenth year, was given in marriage to Alard, Lord van 
Bueren, with promise of the manor of Bosichem as 
dowry. Later he had a son Huibert. After Lord 
Roelof had ruled over Bosichem thirty-nine years he 
built Culemborg in 1144 for his son Huibert and gave 
him this town with the dependent and surrounding 
country as an inheritance after his death and thus 
Bosichem was separated from Culemborg and became 
the possession of the Lords van Bueren, afterwards 
Counts, as a separate manor. While more than one hun- 

*Rietstap: van Teylingen, Hollande. D'or au lion de 
gueules, arme et lampasse d'azur; au lambel d'argent, brochant 
sur le corps du lion. 

t Rietstap : van Heinsberg, Limbourg. De gueules au lion 
d'argent. Cimier, le lion, issuant entre un vol de gueules. 



10 VAN CULEMBORG 

dred years before the building of Culemborg mention is 
made in the Register of Fiefs of Utrecht regarding Culem- 
borg, yet some claim that the city is older and that a 
castle stood there before the building of Culemborg, and 
that Lord Roelof merely retained the name, Vossius 
says that Emperor Henrik, with a mighty army, going to 
besiege Holland in 1123, besieged Schulenberg which, he 
says, is now called Culemborg. While Lord Roelof was 
Lord of Bosichem the principal Church of that place 
was bestowed upon the Collegiate Church of St. John 
at Utrecht in 1131 under rule of Andreas van Cuik and 
Emperor Lotharius, according to Heda, 158. Roelof, 
first Lord van Culemborg, ruled about thirty years at 
the Castle at Bueren and died 11 74, being buried with 
his wife at Bosichem {Ibid., 11, 12). 

HuiBERT I, second Lord van Culemborg, was known 
as "Hubrecht van Bosichem, Lord van Culemborg, 
Knight." He married Johanna, daughter of Lord 
Zweer van Zuilen,* by whom he had two sons, Jan and 
Zweer, the former succeeding his father in rule of Culem- 
borg and the latter receiving the manor of Vyanen and 
marrying the daughter of Lord van der Leede and be- 
coming first Lord of that district. Lord Zweer built a 
castle about 12 13 and his descendants gave up the sur- 
name of Culemborg and adopted that of Vyanen. From 
Zweer originated the Lords van Vyanen, who bore three 
black pillars on a silver field, f and possessed same until 
141 8, when Henrik van Vyanen died and the manors 
of Vyanen and Ameide passed to the noble family of 
Brederode, when Jenne van Vyanen, daughter and 
heiress of Lord Henrik van Vyanen and Marguerta van 

*Rietstap: van Zuylen d'Anholt. Pays d' Utrecht. (Chief 
branche de la maison de Zuylen, et vers 1310.) De gueules a 
trois colonnes d'argent. Cimier, un colonne d'argent, ou cette 
colonne courrone. Cri, Zuylen! Zuylen! {The colors differ 
with Oudheusden' s illustration.) 

fRietstap: van Vianen. Paysd' Utrecht, Hollande. D'ar- 
gent a trois colonnes de sable. Casque courrone. Cimier, un 
tete et col d'ane d'azur, les orielles d'or. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 11 

Herlaer, Lady of Ameide, married Walraven van Brede- 
rode, who died at Gorinchem, 141 7. Jenne, his wife, 
died in childbirth a half year later in 141 8. Thus 
Reinout van Brederode became Lord van Vyanen and 
Ameide. Lord Huibert van Culemborg died 1205, hav- 
ing ruled at Culemborg about thirty-one years, and was 
buried with his wife at Bosichem with his ancestors 
(Ibid., 12, 13). 

JoHAN I, third Lord van Culemborg, married the 
daughter of Lord van Ghistelle* of Flanders, by whom he 
had two sons, the first named Huibert and who suc- 
ceeded his father in rule of Culemborg, the other named 
Zweer, who had van Bosichem as a surname. About 
this time Lord Steven van Bosichem, who is supposed 
to have been a brother of the other two, and who was 
greatly esteemed by Bishop Otto Steven, had a dis- 
pute with the Cathedral Magistrate regarding tithes and 
values in the vicinity of the Yssel and Lech, which he 
renounced in 1225. Lord Johan established Barbara 
Church for the use of the citizens and inhabitants, 
which had the Chapel of Our Blessed Lady, used as 
burial place for the Lords and Ladies van Culemborg, 
and Lord Johan and many of his successors were buried 
there. This church remained subordinate to the church 
at Bosichem as the mother church until 13 10 when, with 
Papal and Episcopal consent, it separated from that 
church. Though Lord Johan and certain of his suc- 
cessors retained the name van Bosichem, for he was 
called "Jan van Bosichem, Lord van Culemborg, Knight," 
he, nevertheless, gave up the use of his father's coat- 
of-arms, the three red bars diagonally on a golden field, 
with Teisterbant in right canton, because his grand- 
father Roelof had given the manor of Bosichem as a 

*Rietstap: de Ghistelle. Flandre. {Princes 16 aout 1760, 
M. et.) De gueules au chevron d'hermine. Cimier, une tete et 
col de bouc d'argenf, accornee d'or, collete de sable, entre un vol 
d'herminie. Lambrequins, d'argent et de gueules. Cri: 
Ghistelles ! 



12 VAN CULEMBORG 

marriage portion with his daughter to Lord van Bueren, 
and adopted the arms of his mother, Johanna van Zuilen, 
although changing the colors to three red pillars on a 
field of gold*, which remained the arms of the van Culem- 
borg family, and which arms were placed in the right can- 
ton of the shield of Bosichem, but this arrangement was 
changed by his successors who omitted the Bosichem arms 
and retained merely the three red columns on a golden 
field. When Roelof, Castellan of Coevorden, besieged 
Groningen in 1 2 2 5 , Otto van der Lippe, Bishop of Uterecht, 
marched to that place with his retainers, the Counts of 
Gelders and Cleve, Walraven van Meurs, Willem van 
Lynden, Jan, Lord van Arkel, Jan, Lord van Bueren, 
and other nobles, among whom was Jan, Lord van 
Culemborg. The siege being raised the Castellan went 
to Coevorden, where the army of the Bishop, carelessly 
going on the morass, the majority sank, owing to their 
heavy armor and were killed, the Bishop being among 
the number. Lords van Arkel, van Lynden and many 
knights, about four hundred, were taken prisoners or 
killed, as Count of Gelders and Lord van Amstel. The 
Bishop was abused and killed and his body was buried 
in the Cathedral at Utrecht. Lord Johan was not 
captured. According to Heda, this occurred in 1226. 
Lord Johan died 1240, having ruled over Culemborg 
thirty-five years and, according to Slichtenhorst, he was 
the first of the Lords van Culemborg to be buried in the 
Chapel of Our Lady at Culemborg (Oudheusden, 13-15). 

HuiBERT II, fourth Lord van Culemborg, married 
the daughter of Henrik, Lord van Voornef and Bur- 
grave of Zeeland (ped. 85), by whom he had one son, 
also named Huibert (who follows). Zweer van Culem- 

* In Gudheusden's illustration of the van Zuilen arms the 
field is given as argent, but no such description has been found, 
or, apparently, being correct. 

t Rietstap : van Voorne, burgraves de Zelande, Zelande. De 
gueules au leopard lionne d'or, arme et lampasse d'azur. Cimier, 
le leopard, issuant d'une cuve. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY - 13 

borg says in his Origines that the wife's name was Mar- 
gerita. Lord Huibert built a castle in the western part 
of the city which was subsequently razed and another 
was built on the eastern side of the city, the white tower 
of which still remains. In 125 1 a dispute occurred be- 
tween four knights and barons, van Pavyen and Parys 
on one side and Redichem and Caets and Lanksmeere 
on the other side. The first two assailed the manors of 
the other two and burned the houses and villages of 
Redichem and Lanksmeere. The result may be obtained 
from the following extract of a document which be- 
longed to Huibert van Culemborg, Lord van Essche- 
stein : 

In 1 25 1 dispute arose between the aforesaid. These 
barons had their manors in the Earldom of Teisterband; 
that of Redichem adjoined the manor of Bosichem; 
the aforesaid Lords burned and destroyed the baronies 
of Redichem and Lanxmeer. Lord van Redichem, in 
revenge, pierced the Leek dyke and drowned Lords 
Parys and Paveyen and their retainers. No one re- 
ceived more damage from this than Lord Huibert van 
Culemborg, who took all four prisoners for a long time. 
Lord Huibert married the daughter of Lord van Voorne. 
By intervention of the Bishop of Utrecht, named Lord 
Henrick van Vyanen, and the said Lord van Voorne, it 
was decided that the four Lords should restore Lord 
Huibert van Culemborg's town to its former state, 
the estimate of which was so high that Lords Paveyen 
and Parys were obliged to convey their manors to Lord 
van Culemborg and went to reside in Zeeland, where 
Paveyen had purchased the manor of Stryen and Lord 
van Parys the manor of Zuydont, from which the Zuydont 
family descended. Lord Wierick van Redichem con- 
veyed his manor to Lord van Culemborg and died at 
Culemborg and was buried in the church of St. Barbara, 
where the Lords van Esschestein now lie. Lord van 
Caets retained his manor for his descendants. 

In 1520 the lordship of Caets was added to Culemborg 
by purchase by Lord Antonis van Lalaing. Lord 



14 VAN CULEMBORG 

Huibert van Culemborg ruled over Culemborg thirty- 
two years and died 1272 and was buried with his wife 
at St. Barbara's Church in the Chapel of Our Lady in 
his paternal vault (Ibid., pp. 15-18). 

Huibert III, fifth Lord van Culemborg, was Schenker 
(Presenter or Cup Bearer) to the Bishops of Utrecht, 
which honor he received from Count van Cuyk and 
which remained in his successors a long time. His wife 
was Geertruid, daughter of Jan, ninth Lord van Arkel* 
(ped. 80), by whom he had one son Jan (who follows) 
and two daughters, the elder of whom married Count 
of Gooz and the younger married Gysbrecht van Caets, 
Knight. In 1281 Lord Huibert sold his castle to Reinald, 
Count of Gelders, for one hundred pounds, conditioned 
that it should be held in fee according to the laws of 
Zutphen, which was brought about according to Slich- 
tenhorst, in the following manner: 

Hubrecht, with the Lords van Amstel and Woerden, 
raised an insurrection against the Bishop Henrick van 
Vyanen and King Willem and his son Floris. Upon 
advice of his uncle, Zweer van Bosichem, and brother, 
Dirk Splinter, together with the Council of his City of 
Culemborg, to obtain protection he gave up his inde- 
pendence and sold his castle, up to that time a free 
baronial possession, for £100 to Count Reynald of Geld- 
ers and his heirs. 

It is true that Lord Huibert joined his kinsmen against 
the Count of Holland and Bishop of Utrecht but Slich- 
tenhorst is mistaken in his claim that he made insur- 
rection against King Willem and Hendrik van Vyanen, 
as this does not agree with the chronology, as the Count 
and Bishop had died long before. In 1284 Jan, Lord 
van Arkel, gave a free waterway, now called the Huibert, 
to Everdingen and Zyderveld (not yet belonging to 

*Rietstap: van Arkel. Hollande. D' argent d, deux fasces 
bretesse et contre-bretesse de gueules. Casque courrone. Cimier, 
un cygne issuant d'argent, becque de gueules, le vol leve, chaque 
aile charge des fasces de r ecus son. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 15 

Culemborg). In 1296 Lord Hubrecht sealed a decree on 
behalf of the citizens of Montfoord against Henrik de 
Rover, together with Lord Gysbrecht van Schalkwyk, 
Lord Gysbrecht van Goye, Lord Hubrecht van Vyanen 
and others. Lord Huibert van Culemborg died 1296, 
having ruled twenty-four years, and was buried with 
his parents at Culemborg. His wife died 13 12 {Ibid., 
18-20). 

Jan II, sixth Lord van Culemborg, married first 
Margariet, only daughter and heiress of Gerrit, Lord 
van Maurik,* by whom he had a son Huibert, who suc- 
ceeded his father as Lord van Culemborg. By this 
marriage the manors of Maurik, Ech and other estates 
came to Culemborg although the high jurisdiction went 
to Gelderland. In 1305 Jan, Lord van Arkel, granted 
permission to Gysbrecht uten Goye, Johan van Bosichem 
and Gysbrecht van Caets, for a large sum, to have a 
water-course pass through his manor. A document con- 
cerning the matter was sealed by Jan van Arkel, Lord 
Amout van Arkel, uncle, Herbaern van Arkel, brother, 
Jan uten Goye and Otto van Heukelhem, nephew of Lord 
Jan. In 1308 Reinout, son of the Count of Gelders, 
promised in an open letter to assist Lord Jan against all 
who should wrong him. Lord Jan built the Barbara 
Church and it was raised to a parish church in 13 10, 
separating it from the mother church at Bosichem, with 
sanction of the Bishop of Utrecht, etc. After the death 
of his wife. Lord Jan married Petronella, daughter of 
Zweer, Lord van Abkoude, by whom he had one son 
Henrik, according to Slichtenhorst (Zweer van Culem- 
borg says Jan). This Henrik or Jan, because his brother 
Huibert hated him, was by agreement of friends, accord- 
ing to Zweer van Culemborg, induced to enter the 
Bishopric of Utrecht and built the houses of Schonauwen 
and Woudenberg or, as others say, his father did so for 

*Rietstap: van Maurik. Pays de Gueldre. D'or a une 
forces de gtieules, posee en bande, les bouts en haut. Cimier, 
deux forces de gueules, accostees les bouts en bas. 



16 VAN CULEMBORG 

him. This was the first Lord van Schonauwen, and he 
bore the coat-of-arms of Bosichem, three diagonal bars 
on a gold shield with the Culemborg arms placed in right 
canton, three red pillars on a gold field. In the genea- 
logical register, under the description of the Bishopric 
of Utrecht, it says: 

"Lord Johan van Culemburg, Lord van Schonauwer 
and Ott his son were Knights about the year 1374." 

Probably this Johan van Culemburg was a son's son 
of Johan, Lord van Culemborg. In 13 18 Lord Johan 
gave the citizens of Culemborg their first city privilege 
(law), which is mentioned in the Origines by Sweder 
van Culemborg and the same was sealed by Hubrecht 
his son, Sweder van Vyanen, Gisbrecht van Caets, 
Johan van Lynden and Gerard van Rossem his kins- 
men. Lord Johan died 1322 and was buried with his 
ancestors {Ibid., 20-23). 

Hubrecht IV, seventh Lord van Culemborg, married 
Jonkvrouw Jutte or Judith, daughter of Peter, Lord van 
der Lekke* (ped. 86), which marriage brought the im- 
portant barony of Weerd and Weerdenbroek to Culem- 
borg, which was possessed by successive Lords for about 
four hundred years, until Ernst Frederick, Duke of 
Saxony, Hilberhauzen, Count of Culemborg, sold this 
barony to the Bishop of Munster with the agreement 
that no charge should he made in reference to the ad- 
vance of the Reformed Church. Sweder van Culem- 
borg says that Weerd went to Culemborg in the fol- 
lowing manner: 

"Lord Peter van der Lekke had a brother (a son) 
named Lord Henrik van der Lekke, who owned the 
Weerde and, as he had no children, Weerde was in- 
herited by his sister and Lord van Culemborg." 

Henrik van der Lekke died 134 1. Jutte van der 
Lecke, died 1352, five years after her husband, Hubrecht 

* Rietstap : van der Leek, Hollande. D' argent au lion de 
sable, arme at lampasse de gueules, courrone d'or. Casque cour- 
rone. Ciniier, le lion, issuant, entre un vol d'argent. 



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van Culemborg. By Judith van der Lecke Lord 
Hubrecht had three sons and six daughters; the sons 
were Johan, Gerrit and Peter; Johan succeeded his 
father in the Lordship, and Gerrit, after death of Peter, 
married the daughter and heiress of Lord van Box- 
meer, from whom the Lords van Boxmeer descend. 
The eldest daughter Jolente married Lord Henrik van 
Vyanen; the second daughter, Maria, married Lord 
Gerris van VHet; third daughter, Judith, married Lord 
Wolter van Mynden van Amstel, Knight ; fourth daugh- 
ter, Mechteld, married Zweer, Lord van Montfoort; 
fifth daughter, Henrika, married Lord van Weerden- 
burg; and the sixth daughter remained single. Lord 
van Huibert became Lord van Schalkwyk in the fol- 
lowing manner: 

Berend van Schalkwyk promised in 13 12 that he 
would not sell his house and estate Schalkwyk to any- 
one but Lord Gysbert uten Goye, Burgrave, or Gysbert 
his son, for friendship's sake, and the agreement was 
sealed by Johan van Bosichem. In 13 16 Berend sold 
the property to Gysbert uten Goye. In 13 17 Jan van 
Amstel gave Johan van Bosichem all land that he pos- 
sessed up to Schalkwyk, which Lord Arent van Schalk- 
wyk held of him in fee. In the same year Barend van 
Schalkwyk sold Johan van Bosichem the right of pres- 
entation to the Church at Schalkwyk. In 13 19 Berend 
van Schalkwyk transferred to Jan van Bosichem his 
property up to Schalkwyk with right of presentation to 
the church. In 13 21 Johan van Culemborg became 
possessed of certain property of Arnout van Schalk- 
wyk and four acres on which the house stood. In the 
same year Johan van Bosichem made known that he had 
purchased half of Schalkwyk from Lord Steven van 
Zuilen, etc. Finally, it is stated in a letter that the 
Bishop of Utrecht enfeoffed Lord Huibert with half 
of the gericht of Schalkwyk, which came from Johan van 
Zuilen. 

Since then Schalkwyk remained in possession of 
Culemborg for three hundred years, until 1644, when it 



18 VAN CULEMBORG 

became separated. Count Willem van Henegouwen and 
Holland sold to Willem van Durvenvoorde, Lord van 
Oosterhout, and Hubrecht Schenk the manors of Gas- 
paerden, Everdingen, Golberdingen, Tulle, Twael, Hons- 
wyk and Jaersveld, with fisheries, etc., to be held by- 
said Lords and their heirs in fee of the Counts and 
Countesses of Holland. In the feudal agreement of 1333 
relative thereto it was agreed that if the purchasers or 
their successors wished to divide these manors the 
feudal agreement would be withdrawn and a separate 
agreement given to each for such part as might be re- 
ceived. Later dispute arose between Lord Huibert and 
Otto, Lord van Asperen and Hagestein, which was 
settled largely by the intervention of Johan, Lord van 
Arkel, and each received his portion in accordance with 
the agreement of 1338. Culemborg retained Ever- 
dingen, Golberdingen and Honswyk and Lord Huibert 
was enfeoffed in his portion by the Count of Hene- 
gouwen and Holland and after his death, the latter's, it 
was given in fee in 1344. In 1332 Zyderveld came into 
possession of Culemborg by transfer by Huibert van 
Everdingen. In the same year Lord Hubrecht pur- 
chased the Gericht Antena, as appears by a deed of 
transfer given by Alard van de Wael in 1332. In 1334 
Lord Hubrecht Schenk van Culemborg, Knight, pur- 
chased of Akooy a rod along the whole length of his 
canal, so far as it went through the manor of Akooy, 
which canal Hubert's father, Lord Johan van Culem- 
borg, obtained by purchase in 1305 from Lord van Arkel, 
as appears by a justice's letter of 1334- Lord Huibert 
was a man of great authority and wealth; he advanced 
to Reinald (then still Count of Gelders and Zutphen) 
two thousand pounds on account of a letter of credit 
sealed by Reinald and sureties in 1336. In the same 
year Lord Huibert was given the house Ter Horst as 
security, which had been pledged to Reinald by the 
Bishop of Utrecht, and the sum pledged was paid Lord 
Hubrecht in 1342 by Bishop Jan van Arkel with £900 
and the castle again became the property of the Bish- 



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opric. In 1341 the Duke of Gelders made the following 
request of Lord Huibert: 

"We, Reinald, Duke of Gelders, beg of you Lord 
Hubrecht Schenk, Heer van Culemborg, that you will 
become our security on account of Wolters van Lock- 
horst for £1900 and £20." 

This pledge was made. 

In the same year Jan van Culemborg, Knight, Lord 
of Woudenberg, sold to Lord Huibert van Culemborg, 
his half brother, all his right in Culemborg for £4760, 
according to an open deed sealed by him in 134 1, in 
which Lord Jan agreed that his son by his first wife 
Sybelia would appear before Lord Hubrecht or his heirs 
when he became of age and make assignment of the 
aforesaid property. In 1346, on St. Cecelia's Day, 
Bishop Jan fought with Lord Hubrecht van Culemborg, 
Lord Rebrecht van Arkel and Lord Jacob van Wyevelt 
at Utrecht against the Gunterlingen, whom they con- 
quered and drove from the city to the number of six 
hundred. Lord Hubrecht finally fell in battle against 
the Walloons, who fought against the Bishop, which did 
not occur in 1344 in the vicinity of Helmond, where 
many thousands fell, but in 1347 on St. Praxedis' Day 
in the vicinity of Hasselt. Rebrecht van Arkel, Bishop 
Jan's brother, also fell here. In this battle those of 
Liege met with defeat, and, according to chronicles, 
32,000 men of Liege fell {Oudheusden, 25-30). 

JoHAN III, eighth Lord van Culemborg, added to the 
coat-of-arms of Culemborg those of van der Lecke* a 
lion sable on a silver shield, which was quartered with 
the other, and continued by his successors. He razed 
the castle built by Huibert II in the western side of the 
city about 1271 and given in fee to Gelderland in 

*Rietstap: van Culemborg. Pays d' Utrecht. Ecartele: aux 
I et 4 d'or a trois colonnes de gueules {Culemborg); aux 2 et 3 
d'argent au lion de sable, arme et lampasse de gueules {van der 
Lecke, ou de la Leek). Cimier, une tete et col d'ane d'azur, les 
orielles d'or. (The description omits the words "courrone d'or" 
concerning the lion.) 



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VAN CULEMBORG 




1 281 (or, some say, it was taken and destroyed by 
Aelbert van Beyeren, Count of Holland), and built a 

new castle on the east side of 
the city, which was sold and 
razed under the Gelder rule, 
only a round tower remaining. 
He also laid the foundation of 
a suburb south of the city for 
the convenience and residences 
of the boatmen and ship car- 
penters which is still called the 
Havendyk. Moreover, he had 
the old city very well protected 
against his enemies by building 
soHd walls and strong towers, for he was continually 
at war with the Bishop, together with the city and 
county of Utrecht, partly because he had been one 
of the six governors of the Bishopric appointed by 
Bishop Jan van Arkel to assume rule during his ab- 
sence, and of which rule an accounting was demanded 
upon return of the Bishop, which difference was 
settled in 1352. 

Later another war occurred because Jan van Wou- 
denberg (apparently, son of Johan II and, conse- 
quently, uncle of Jan III) sold the castle of Wouden- 
berg in 1352 to Gysbrecht van Abkoude. The son con- 
sidered it intolerable that his father should thus place 
the family castle in the hands of strangers, so with help 
and advice of Lord Johan van Culemborg, his nephew, 
he scaled the castle by night and wished to keep it. The 
Bishop Jan van Arkel, upon request of both the buyer 
and seller, came on St. Luke's Eve with his army, be- 
sieged and stormed the castle seventeen weeks, forced 
it to surrender, took all in the castle prisoners and razed 
the castle to the ground. 

Lord Johan van Culemborg, aided by Gysbrecht van 
Vyanen, burned and robbed the Bishopric and waged 
war against the Bishop. He was an implacable enemy 
of the Bishop, for in 1355 they quarreled again. 



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Sweder van Culemborg in his Origines, 608, says: 
"Jan, Lord van Culemborg, when, with Lord van 
Vyanen, he warred against Jan van Arkel, the Bishop, 
because six of his citizens were imprisoned at Utrecht, 
sent word to Utrecht 'I must have my citizens back 
again; just twice as many of yours will have to die 
as are carried off.' This war lasted five years. Later 
his citizens were sent back to him and with the money 
they brought from Utrecht the square tower was built." 

In 1355 the citizens of Culemborg were declared free 
of duty by Willem, Duke of Bavaria, Count of Holland, 
which was done on account of the faithful deeds of Jan, 
Lord van Culemborg. Lord Jan was a faithful friend and 
counsellor of Edward of Gelders and sided with him 
against Reinald, his brother, when Gelderland was 
divided into two parties, namely, Hekersche and Bronk- 
horsten, Reinald being head of the first and Edward of 
the second. He made a treaty with Edward in 1361. 
In 1364 Lord Jan was reconciled with Duke Albert of 
Bavaria, Regent of Holland, the latter declaring him 
to be his friend and threatening to hold any one respon- 
sible with his life who might do him any harm. What 
occasioned the difference between Duke Albert and Jan 
van Culemborg is not known. 

Lord Jan took part in the battle at Baeswyler in 
137 1, between Wenceslaus, Duke of Brabant, on one 
side, and Willem of Gulik, aided by Edward, Duke 
of Gelders, on the other, where the Duke of Brabant 
was taken prisoner, met with a terrible defeat and 
fell with most of the greatest lords. The conqueror, 
Edward, also lost his life. In the same year Lord 
Johan united with other knights against a letter 
issued by Arent van Hoorn, Bishop of Utrecht, to 
the clergy and knights. About this time Bishop Arent 
van Hoorn gave Lord Johan the Gerichte of Schalkwyk 
with everything belonging to it as possessed by his ances- 
tors, from which it appears that all controversy was 
ended concerning this land and there was peace with the 
Bishop. He signed and sealed a letter with Otto, Lord 



22 VAN CULEMBORG 

van Arkel, Gysbrecht, Lord van Vyanen and van der 
Goye and others concerning the water-course to go 
through Syrik to Lech, which occurred April 8, 1377. 
He died 1377 and was buried in the Chapel of Our Lady. 
He never married {Oudheusden, 30-38). 

Gerrit I, second son of Huibert IV, succeeded his 
brother Jan HI as ninth Lord van Culemborg; his wife 
was Barta, daughter of Jan, Lord van Egmond* (ped. 
21), and Guyotte van Ysselstein, by which marriage he 
had six sons and three daughters. The eldest son, 
Hubert, and the second, Johan, ruled successively after 
their father's death ; the third was Zweer, fifty-second 
Bishop of Utrecht; the fourth, Arent, was dean of St. 
John's at Utrecht; the fifth, Peter, died without legiti- 
mate issue; and the sixth Gerrit, lived at the castle at 
Maurik, having married Jonkvrouw van Zuilan van 
Nyveld. The eldest daughter, Megteld, married Lord 
Johan Sibbe van Overwelde ; the second, Jutte or Judith, 
married Lord van Reiff erscheid ; the third, Berta, died 
single in her eighteenth year. 

Lord Gerrit completed the suburb commenced by his 
brother. Lord Jan. According to Sweder he also built 
and added to his castle the Round Tower, built of heavy 
bricks and stone, with four watch towers on the parapet. 
It escaped destruction in 1735, and is now the only 
reminder of the beautiful castle of the Lords and Counts 
van Culemborg. Lord Gerrit had great disputes during 
his rule with the Counts of Holland in reference to 
having the Diejdyke made higher, which, however, he 
agreed to in 1385 for a large sum of money, to the great 
damage of his manor, for his subjects of the villages of 
Langsmeer, Pavyen and Parys were greatly annoyed by 
the stoppage of the water. He made a plan for the 
building of an adjoining city and encouraged the country 

*Rietstap: van Egmond, Hollande. Chevronne d'or et de 
gueules, de douze pieces. Casque courrone. Cimier, un panache 
en forme de pomme de pin, compose de plumes de sable. Ancienne- 
ment la maison d" Egmond portait en cimier un cerj issuant de 
gueules, rame d'or. 



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people to build houses, which many did, which resulted 
in the building of the Nieuwe Stad (New City) south of 
the old, which is now called Nieuwpoort, and which city 
he surrounded with a wide moat and a rampart of stone. 
He also built the church of Lanksmeer called St. John's. 
During the rule of this lord, the citizens of Culemborg 
throughout Gelderland were declared free from taxes by 
Willem van Gulick, Duke of Gelders, in 1388. In 1392 
Willem, Duke of Gelders and Count of Zutven, acknowl- 
edged in an open letter that Lord Gerard had loaned 
him one thousand Rhenish guilders, in which letter he 
refers to Lord Gerard as "our dear counsellor Gerard, 
Lord van Culemborg and van der Lecke." Having 
ruled seventeen years he died in 1394 (some say 1395, 
which is error, as Lord Huibert V gave his hereditary 
share to his brother Jan in 1394). He was buried in the 
Chapel of the Church of Our Lady at Culemborg {Oud- 
heusden, 38-42). 

HuBRECHT, fifth of the name, eldest son of Gerard I, 
was tenth Lord Van Culemborg. He was famed in 
peace and war. In 1394 he bought his brother Johan's 
share of the inheritance. In the same year Sweer and 
Gerrit van Voorn agreed to make no claims upon Hu- 
brecht. Lord van Culemborg, for the "Steenweerd" 
laid in Culemborg on the Leek. In 1396 Lord Hubrecht 
had a list made of the silver of the castle which was 
seen and copied in the former century by Counsellor 
Bosch. The same year he enlarged his manor of Culem- 
borg with Overzydervelt, which he had purchased of 
Lord Henrik van Vyanen, Ameyde and Goye. The 
same year he built a chapel in the parish of Everdingen, 
supposed to be the Golberdingen chapel (as Golber- 
dingen belonged to the parish of Everdingen) which 
still stood in the beginning of the eighteenth century, 
and since it was torn down a memorial tablet was erected 
with the inscription ' * Here stood formerly the Chapel of 
Golberdingen." 

In 1397, Jan. 18, at the Hague, Aelbrecht, Count of 
Holland, gave freedom from taxes to the citizens of 



24 VAN CULEMBORG 

Culemborg in the district of Heusden. In 1404 Duke 
Reynald of Gelders renewed the freedom. In 1405 Lord 
Hubrecht married Jolante van Gaesbeek, daughter of 
Zweer van Abkoude, and sister of Jakob, Lord van 
Gaesbeek, Putten and Stryen, and niece of Willem, 
Lord van Abkoude and Duerstede. In the marriage 
contract, which was witnessed by Willem, Lord van 
Abkoude and Duerstede, Gysbrecht, eldest son, van 
Abkoude and Duerstede, Hubert, Lord van Culem- 
borg and Lecke, Johan van Culemborg, Knight, and 
Peter van Culemborg, brothers, Lord Willem van Ab- 
koude and Duerstede promised to give his niece 8000 
crowns. Lord Huibert did not have any children by 
this marriage. Lord Hubrecht was in 1406 given in fee 
by Willem of Bavaria, Count of Holland, the manors of 
Tulle, Honswyk, Everdingen, and Golberdingen, also 
two farms in the district of Ackooy, which was done at 
The Hague the last day of May, 1406. Lord Hubrecht, 
having been injured, as he thought, especially by the 
inhabitants of Gelderland, took sides with the Hollanders 
and united in 1409 with Willem of Bavaria, Count of 
Holland, and became the enemy of Reinald, Duke of 
Gelders, Jan, Lord van Arkel, and Jan, Willem's son, 
as may be seen in the open letter of May 12, 1409, in 
which he denies the Gelderland Duke in the following 
manner: "Highborn Prince, Duke Reynald of Gulick 
and of Gelders and Count of Zutphen, Gracious Lord: 
I, Huybert, Lord van Culemborg and Leek, make known 
to you that I give to you all such fiefs and soldiers as I 
have received and held of you as I will no longer be 
under oath of allegiance to you." After this letter was 
dispatched they resorted to arms, and his castle at 
Maurik was destroyed. Half of the damage was paid 
by Count Willem and on account of the other half he and 
his descendants were to be Regents of Holland until he 
was fully paid. In 1410 Lord Hubrecht bought of Her- 
baern van Heukelom, Lord van Ackooy, an acre of 
land with manor situated below Ackooy, in order to have 
a water-course laid there. In 141 1 Henrik van Vyanen 



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sells "his dear nephew," Lord Hubrecht, the manor of 
Lang Bolgery. In 141 2 peace was declared between 
Prince Reinald and Willem, Count of Holland, in which 
reconciliation Lord Hubrecht was also included. May 
25, 1 4 13, Lord Hubrecht was enfeoffed by the Counts 
of Holland with the manor Lang Bolgery in the presence 
of Filips, Lord van Wassenaer, Burgrave of Leyden, and 
Lord Gerrit van Stryen, Lord of Zevenbergen. In the 
same year Lord Hubert gave the inhabitants of Ever- 
dingen and Zyderveld a charter, which he also gave to 
Schalkwyk, May 22, 1414, and in 14 16 gave a charter 
to his citizens and subjects. In 1420 Lord Hubrecht 
denied the Bishop of Utrecht, which was also done by 
Lord van Gaesbeek, whereupon the Bishop of Utrecht, 
Frederik van Blankenheim, on his behalf and the city of 
Utrecht, denied Lord Hubert. Thereupon the country 
was no longer at peace, and parts of Culemborg were 
burned. Lord van Culemborg with Lord van Gaes- 
beek marched to the Bishopric and burned all villages 
up to Bilt, which occurred in 142 1. In the same year 
Lord Hubrecht raised the church of St. Barbara to a 
Collegiate Church, but, on account of the relations 
existing, the Bishop's confirmation was not obtained 
until 1422. In the same year peace was established 
between the Duke of Gelders, Jan, Duke of Bavaria, the 
Bishop of Utrecht, the Cities of Utrecht and Amers- 
foort, and the Lords van Culemborg and of Utrecht. 

About this time Lord Hubrecht died at The Hague, 
where he was Chancellor of Holland, and was buried in 
the Chapel of Our Lady with his ancestors. His widow 
Jolente van Gaesbeek lived until 1443 and was buried 
in the Convent of the Carthusians outside of Utrecht. 
In 1422 the old city together with St. Barbara's Church 
and St. Peter's Hospital and Church were burned. 
Slichtenhorst says it occurred in 1420. Zweder says in 
1 40 1 the old city of Culemborg was burned. As it was 
beyond doubt in 1422, 1401 is probably a typographical 
error, otherwise the city would have been twice com- 
pletely destroyed by fire in twenty to twenty-one years. 



26 VAN CULEMBORG 

It is also stated that Lord Jan's successor rebuilt the 
church. Lord Huibert was the last of the Lords to be 
buried in the Chapel of Our Lady, as his brother Jan chose 
as his burial place the choir of the newly -built church. 
In the choir a brass tablet was fastened to one of the 
pillars with instructions to the canons that they preserve 
in memory the donor of the chapel and above was en- 
graved the arms of Culemborg and Gaesbeek {Oudheus- 
den, 43-53)- 

JoHAN IV, second son of Gerrit I, and brother of 
Hubrecht V, was eleventh Lord van Culemborg. During 
his brother's life he was Lord of Weerd, and during such 
period married Barbara, daughter of Lord van Gemen, 
but did not have any children by her. His second wife 
was Aleid, daughter of Arndt van Gutterswyk* (ped. 96), 
Count of Bentheim, and Mechteld van Reifferscheid. 
Aleid was sister of Everwyn van Gutterswyk, Count of 
Bentheim. According to Zweder van Culemborg, Aleid 
was obtained in marriage in the following manner : "It 
happened that after his wife's death that Lord van Gemen 
was to marry the Count of Bentheim's daughter, and 
asked Jan van Culemborg, his brother-in-law, to visit 
him, which he did and saw the Jonkvrouw on behalf of 
van Gemen, who said to him, 'why do you keep talking 
of Jan van Gemen, speak of yourself.' One day when 
they were together he took her upon his horse and 
carried her to Weerd to his castle, kept her there and 
married her." By this wife he had three sons and four 

* Rietstap : van Gutterswyk. Pays d'Overyssel, Westphalie. 
Vaire d'or et de gueules. 

Rietstap: Bentheim. Pays de Spire. Vaire d' argent et de 
gueules (which agrees with the illustration by Oudheusden) . 

Rietstap: Bentheim. Westphalie. De gueules a dix-huit 
besants d'or, 4, 4, 4, 4, et 2. Cimier, un vol de gueules, seme de 
besants d'or. Plus tard: de gueules d dis-neuf besants d'or, 4, 5, 
4, J, 2, et I. Casque courrone. Cimier, un buste de More, 
habille de gueules au rabat d'or, coi_ffe d'un bonnet albanais de 
gueules, houppe d'or et ayant un rebord vivre de meme. (Oud- 
heusden s illustration gives red besants on a golden field.) 



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daughters. The eldest son Gerrit followed his father in 
rule, the second, Zweer, died on the way to the Holy 
Land, the third, Everwyn (according to Slichtenhorst) , 
sumamed Everdingen, possessed the "Steerweerd" situ- 
ated opposite Culemborg, which had been assigned to 
him by his brother Gerrit in 1453 with other property, 
after division of the property. The eldest daughter, 
Berta, married Johan van Arkel, Lord van Heukelom, 
the second married the Knight Wynand van Arnhem, 
the third married Lord van Bronkhorst Batenburg and 
van Anhold, the fourth, Jutte, was nun at Diepenveen. 
As soon as Lord Hubert van Culemborg died, Johan 
assumed rule the same month, and was acclaimed as the 
eleventh lord. Shortly after this, August 29, the dis- 
sension which had existed between the Bishop Frederik 
van Blankenheim, the States Utrecht and Amersfoort on 
the one side, and Lord Hubrecht on the other side, was 
laid aside in 1422. Lord Johan rebuilt the burned 
Collegiate Church of St. Barbara very beautifully at his 
own expense, together with the tower with a spire and 
three galleries, which was later supplied with chimes, 
which were melted in the fire of 1654, when that church 
was destroyed for the second time. In his rule the 
Hospital of St. Peter and the church or chapel belonging 
thereto were also rebuilt. As Lord Hubrecht was held 
in great esteem in Holland, so Lord Johan was esteemed 
in Gelderland, and his name appeared with those of 
other knights in a letter given by Duke Arnold of Gelders 
to the city of Nymegen in 1423. In 1424 Gerard Cesar 
established a permanent vicarage at St. Barbara's Church. 
In 1427 Lord Johan built a wall around the Havendyk, 
mainly because Utrecht had built a blockhouse on the 
opposite side of the river Leek, opposite the Havendyk, 
to distress the city, though the inhabitants of Culem- 
borg did not remain passive, but shot at the workmen 
and killed many of them. This was caused in the fol- 
lowing way: after the death of Frederik van Blanken- 
heim, the fifty-first Bishop, in 1423, and another was to 
be elected, the votes fell upon Rudolph van Diepholt 



28 VAN CULEMBORG 

and Sweer van Culemborg, Cathedral Provost, Rudolph, 
having the most votes, being elected Bishop. He was 
brought to the city and placed in the Bishop's seat, but 
he could not obtain the Papal approval on the ground 
that he was an illiterate and worldly man, who did not 
understand the Latin language. The Pope first gave 
the vacancy to the Bishop of Spiers, but when the Bishop 
did not feel inclined to go to a Bishopric which was so 
divided, especially as Rudolph held all the strongholds, 
he obtained by intervention of Pope Martinus the posi- 
tion of Cathedral Provost for Sweer van Culemborg. 
When this came to light a great division arose, some 
taking sides with Rudolph van Diepholt, as Overyssel 
did, while others obeyed the order of the Pope. Lord 
Zweer in 1425 entered Utrecht with his friends, which 
entry did not take place quietly, for as many outlaws 
entered with the Bishop, a great uproar occurred and 
several were killed. Afterwards the Bishop and the 
councillors settled the dispute and Sweder was accepted 
and enthroned by the ecclesiastical and the letter sealed. 
He placed Rudolph, the postulate, and Overyssel under 
ban, and read or had read each Sunday an everlasting 
curse upon him. Sweder sat as Bishop until Whitsuntide. 
Upon advice of some, he gave to Amersfoort Rheenen 
and Ter Hoorst so that things might settle down. On 
Whitsunday, 1426, Jan van Renesse van Rynouwen, 
who the year before had also been turned out of the city, 
entered Utrecht with several horsemen, dressed as 
monks, and, with those who were expecting him, drove 
all those who favored Bishop Sweder from the city. 
The next day Rudolph van Diepholt came from the 
castle at Wulven (where he had been in hiding waiting 
for a favorable opportunity) and entered Utrecht, taking 
possession of the Bishop's Castle. After this. Bishop 
Sweder never entered Utrecht. The postulate Diepholt 
and all pertaining to him were placed under the ban of 
the Pope. He and his adherents paid no attention to 
this, but most of the clergy and canons of the five churches 
left him and the city and adhered to Bishop Sweder, as 



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did Arend van Egmond, Duke of Gelders, and all Gelder- 
land, and Filips, Duke of Burgundy, and all Holland, 
and warred against the postulate and the Bishopric; 
they also made an alliance with Bishop Sweder and 
promised not to declare peace with the Bishopric without 
his joining. Hereupon followed a destructive war on 
all sides. Finally peace was declared between Filips, 
Arnold and Rudolph the postulate in 1429 (according 
to Heda) to the great regret and injury of Bishop Sweder, 
though under the treaty of peace the Bishop's rights were 
reserved. The Bishop went to the Council of Basil in 
1432 to enter complaint, where he died of sorrow in 
1433, and was buried in accordance with his will with 
the Carthusians. 

In this war Johan, Lord van Culemborg, could not be 
at rest, as Bishop Sweer was his brother and the city of 
Culemborg and land belonging thereto had on account 
of Sweer to endure great danger, and it is readily under- 
stood why the people of Utrecht by a blockhouse across 
the Leek annoyed the people of Culemborg and why 
Lord Johan strengthened the Havendyk on his side in 
1427. In 1427 two servants of Bishop Sweer were 
bribed by followers of Rudolph van Diepholt to poison 
the Bishop. This was discovered and the servants were 
tried before the Bishop, Lord Johan van Culemborg, the 
Council of Amhem, Zutwen, Nymegen, etc., and were 
condemned to die, which sentence was executed. In 
1427 the Abbey of Marienweerd was plundered and 
burned by Diepholt, who failing in an attack on the city 
of Tyel wreaked his anger on the surrounding villages. 
The reason for the destruction of the abbey was that 
the abbot had banished, upon order of the Pope, the 
inhabitants of the Bishopric of Utrecht who had driven 
out Bishop Sweer. The abbey was later rebuilt, but 
later, during the Netherlands' troubles, went to ruins. 
The abbey, two hours from Culemborg, situated on the 
Linge was founded, according to Heda, in 1128. The 
founder was Herman, Count of Cuik, who was enjoined 
to do so to expiate the death of Florens I, Count of 



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Holland, who was slain by his father near Hemert, which 
founding was by the intervention of Andreas van Cuik, 
Bishop of Utrecht, and whereby Herman van Cuik, with 
Dideryk VI, Count of Holland, expiated. The abbey 
was founded upon land belonging to him, which was 
richly endowed, and the monks were required daily to 
pray for the slain Count. Huibert van Culemborg also 
gave many lands and tithes to the abbey. The first 
abbot was Robert, kinsman of the King of England. 
The abbey possessed 2157 acres of land, with tithes, 
etc., which lands included Culemborg. The abbey was 
plundered in 1493. The monks were often compelled 
to abandon the abbey, on account of its condition, and 
seek shelter at Culemborg. It was finally destroyed, 
and the land sold to pay its debts. 

In 1427 Bishop Sweder renewed the freedom of the 
citizens of Culemborg from taxation. In 1428 Culem- 
borg was saved from fire and pillage. Rudolph van 
Diepholt, baffled in his attempt to poison Bishop Sweder, 
sought to surprise the town and capture the Bishop. 
They were about 1500 strong; they threw a bridge over 
the moat and partly entered the town and, as a signal 
to those outside, blew a trumpet, which aroused the 
burghers who rushed to the gate, which the attacking 
party was about to open, and killed most of the forty 
who had scaled the wall and the balance put to rout. 
From a letter of Zweder, Bishop of Utrecht, it appears 
that Aert or Arend van Culemborg was seriously in- 
jured. Jan van Buren, Provost, was of those of the 
invaders who lost his life. He was the one who had 
set fire to the abbey of Marienweert, and who being of 
the clergy, was bound in duty to protect such a sanctuary. 
It happened that Bishop Sweder was in the castle with 
his brother Lord Johan that night and, hearing the 
cries of Utrecht! Holland! Bueren! the clanking of 
weapons, cries of women and children, etc., thought the 
city had been taken, but three hours later he learned 
that the enemy had been defeated. With his brother 
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lying in the streets. Johan, Lord van Culenbiirg, issued 
a proclamation expressing his gratitude at the victory. 
As a thank offering he made several gifts to the church 
and ordered that a certain amount of meal should be 
given from his mills every Christmas Eve to the church 
warden to be made into bread for distribution among the 
poor. This was in 1428. The magistrate of the city 
also founded a permanent memorial by way of special 
services to be held, which was decreed in 1429, Letter 
issued by Bishop Sweder in Latin. In 1429 peace was 
declared between Filips, Duke of Burgundy, Count of 
Holland, Arent van Egmond, Duke of Gelders, on one 
side, and the postulate Rudolph van Diepholt on the 
other, reserving Bishop Sweder's right of action. Lord 
Johan van Culenburg was included in the treaty. At 
the same time the Duke of Gelders was also reconciled 
with Willem, Lord van Bueren. In 1430 the letter in 
relation to the water-ways by way of the Zirkik was 
granted by Lord van Arkel, which was renewed and 
confirmed by Lady Jacoba, Dutchess of Bavaria, Coun- 
tess of Henegouwen, of Holland, of Zealand, and Lady 
of Vriesland as the heirs of the county of Culemborg 
and of Vianen had, for a long time, been unable to use 
their drained land in the section of Zirkik. In the same 
year Willem, Lord van Bueren, sold a water-course from 
Redichem through Weydsteeg to his nephew. Lord 
Johan van Culenburg, ter Lecke and of Weerde and 
his heirs. Though Lord van Culenburg was included 
in the peace of 1429 between the postulate and Duke 
of Gelders, nevertheless it appears that everything was 
not settled between him and the Bishopric, as in 1431, 
by intervention of Willem, Lord van Bueren, a recon- 
ciliation was effected between Rudolph van Diepholt, the 
cities of Utrecht and Amersfoort on one side, and Johan, 
Lord van Culemborg, on the other. The letter was 
sealed March loth of the same year. In 1431 Willem, 
Lord van Bueren, acknowledged in a public letter that 
he owed Jan, Lord van Culenburg, 2900 Rhenish guilders 
and, as security, pledged part of his manor of Bosichem, 



32 VAN CULEMBORG 

which was concurred in by his wife Ermgard van der 
Lippe. Since Lord Johan was enfeoffed with this sec- 
tion of Bosichem by Duke Arent of Gelders in 1433 it 
appears that Willem van Bueren did not take care to 
pay his debt. In 1435 Duke Arent of Gelders, with 
Lord van Culemborg, were outside of Bueren and cap- 
tured the two (Sweder's Origines, 648), others say in 1434. 
Slichtenhorst says that the people of Bueren were turn- 
coats, but that Duke Arent raised many peoples in 
Nymegen, Zutven and Aernhem and brought the dis- 
loyal citizens to obedience, that the people of Hardewyk 
did their best and were very helpful so that the Duke 
gave immunity from taxation throughout Gelderland 
until they should be compensated to the sum of 1300 
Rhenish guilders on account of the service and expenses 
given by them (228). Slichtenhorst says that Bueren 
was first captured by Duke Arent of Gelders in 1430 and 
that Willem, Lord van Bueren, died shortly thereafter. 
The first may be true, though it appears from many 
letters that Willem was still Lord of Bueren after 1430, 
even in 143 1 he placed as security for debts to Jan van 
Culemborg a part of his manor of Bosichem, from which 
one may suppose that he was then still owner and his 
manor not yet declared forfeited, which must thus have 
happened after the second siege. Concerning the second, 
Willem van Bueren lived long in banishment, having 
been deprived of his estates. To this state came Duke 
Arent because Willem van Bueren, the last of his family. 
Baron of Bueren and Bosichem, being a very bad and 
restless man, like his brother Jan, had dared bring war 
upon his lord. He was, consequently, deprived of his 
patrimony and exiled and the manor was seized as for- 
feited and afterwards went to the family van Egmond, 
namely, Frederik, Floris and Maximihaen van Egmond, 
with the rank of an earldom and came to the House of 
Orange by the marriage of William I with Anna van 
Egmond, MaximiHaen's daughter. In 1436 Lord 
Johan van Culenburg gave to the citizens of his city, 
with the approval of his son Gerard, Lord of Weerd, 



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a new charter. About this time Lord Jan had much 
trouble with the Bishop of Munster concerning his 
manor of Weerd, which belonged in fee to the Bishop. 
He had several times asked to be enfeoffed therewith, 
but the Bishop refused. He invaded Weerdenbroek and 
did much damage to Johan's subjects. The Munster 
forces took a Jan de Clompener prisoner, took him to 
Munster and there tortured and killed him, notwith- 
standing the fact that Lord Johan and his son Lord 
Gerard had asked for his release, for which they denied 
the Bishop and allied themselves on the side of the 
Duke Adolph of Cleve at that time at war with the 
Bishop. Peace afterwards being declared between Mun- 
ster and Cleve, Lord Johan again requested enfeoffment, 
but it was refused, for which reason Lord Johan made 
protest August 20, 1437, before a notary and witnesses. 
In the following year, 1438, Lord Johan formed closer 
relations with Bishop Rudolph and the city of Utrecht, 
which was with the approval of his son Gerrit, Lord of 
Weerd. Upon the strength of the agreement Lord 
Johan was the same year enfeoffed by the Bishop with 
the feudal estates of the Bishopric, mentioned in the 
following feudal contract : 

"We, Roedolph, by the Grace of God, Bishop of Utrecht, 
make known to all men that before us appeared Johan, 
Lord van Culemborg, of Lecke and of Bosichem, and 
requested of us such feudal estates as he and his parents 
hold and have held of the Bishopric of Utrecht, namely, 
the estates described hereafter. First, the Gerichte of 
Schalkwyk, with benefice, etc., the Steenward, with 
appurtenances, situated near Culenburg in the parish 
of Honswyk, and a country seat situated in the parish 
of Ryswyk with 40 acres of land belonging thereto, 
which we have given Lord Johan in fee to hold of this 
Bishopric as his parents held the same. Done at 
Utrecht in the year of our Lord 1438." Lord Johan had 
scarcely effected peace with Utrecht, when Gerrit, bas- 
tard van Culemborg, occasioned new dissention. He 
took four or five citizens of Utrecht prisoners at Veluwe, 



34 VAN CULEMBORG 

which was without knowledge of the Lord van Caets- 
hage. The people of Utrecht, learning of this, sup- 
posed Lord van Culemborg was cognizant thereof, as 
Gerrit, bastard van Culemborg, went in and out of the 
city and the fire of dispute had not yet broken out. In 
revenge the Utrecht people attacked with force the 
village of Everdingen, captured thirty-six good men and 
shot Daniel van Everdingen to death. They carried 
off animals, sheep and a great deal of booty. Lord van 
Culemborg could not get back his subjects until he had 
succeeded in getting Gerrit the bastard to return the 
Utrecht citizens. To this end the Culemborg subjects 
were obliged to pay Gerrit 600 French shields. Lord 
Johan was Lord van Bosichem and Soelmond, which 
title he also used, holding Soelmond in fee. In 1439 
Duke Arent promised in a public letter to Walraven van 
Hafter, his bailiff, and several others, among whom 
the Burgomaster of Bueren, to redeem the pledged manor 
of Bosichem and never to separate the same from Bueren 
but that the two manors should remain one charge. 
Though Duke Arent promised this in a public letter he, 
nevertheless, again in 1443 gave the manor of Bosichem 
in fee to Lord Johan van Culemborg. Slichtenhorst 
says that the Duke Arent in 1444 bestowed upon Gerard, 
eldest son of Culemborg, the governing of the castle 
and district of Bueren with duty of vassalage, paying 
the Duke therefor 6000 Rhenish guilders, and to Wal- 
raven van Haften, Stadtholder at that time, 7500 of the 
same guilders which he owed to the manor of Bueren 
(237). Duke Arent pledged this manor to Gerard van 
Culemborg and afterwards presented it to Frederik 
van Egmond, Lord of Ysselstein. Frederik van Egmond 
married a daughter of Lord Gerard, so this manor, with 
the sanction of the father-in-law, who had ever held it 
from Duke Arent (or who had always been on good 
terms with Duke Arent), may have gone to the son-in- 
law and his descendants by bestowal of the Duke as 
feudal lord. One must also add that Bueren in the 
Gelderland disputes was besieged and taken time and 



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again, and that Adolph held his father prisoner in the 
fortress, after whose death this manor was conferred upon 
Frederik van Egmond in 1472 by Duke Arent mainly 
because he had had to endure a great deal on Duke 
Arent's account at the hands of the godless Adolph. In 
1445 the wife of Gerrit van Culemborg at Killestein gave 
the hospital on behalf of the deserving poor in Culemborg 
a half farm at Bolgery to provide linen, bread, meat, 
shoes and other necessities. In the same year Lord 
Johan managed the House Amersojen and took it over 
on behalf of Lord van Weerdenburg, who was son of a 
daughter of the Culemborg family, and to whom the house 
belonged. He drove out the occupants who had cap- 
tured it on behalf of Jan van Bossem {Sweder, 649). 
About 1448 Lady Aleid van Gutterswyk van Culemborg, 
Weerd, etc., died. In 1750 a piece of a white memorial 
stone, on which was her coat-of-arms with that of 
Culemborg, was dug up in the southern kruiskand; how 
it happened to be there is a mystery. Without doubt the 
stone had been attached to a pillar or wall of the choir, 
where she was buried and, possibly, got among the ruins at 
the time of the terrible desolation of the fire of 1654. The 
Utrecht people became angered at Bishop Rudolph and 
wished to drive him away. The Bishop, being informed 
of this, fled but came secretly in 1449 with his people 
and those of Amersfoort into the city, through an open- 
ing in the rampart or wall. This caused great excite- 
ment. The Bishop and the Lord of Montfoort were 
thrown from their horses. It looked as though the 
Bishop would be defeated, but the Amersfoort people 
rushed to the rescue and caused the Bishop's enemies 
to retreat, the Bishop coming off victorious. Many 
prominent citizens lost their lives. In 1450 two altars 
were built in St. Barbara's Church and consecrated by 
Jodocus, Vicar-General of Bishop David of Burgundy. 
Lady Aleid van Gutterswyk died 1448. According to 
her will she had promised a house in Culemborg to the 
sisters of Mariencroon, near the Convent, from which 
was to be distributed every feast day at mealtime four 



36 VAN CULEMBORG 

two-pint measures of wine. This gift was confirmed 
by Lord Johan who added a Hke amount. In 1449, 
Gerrit, bastard of Hubert, Lord van Culenburg, for his 
100 shields made a march on the people of Culemborg, 
which turned out badly, for sixteen of his companions 
were captured and beheaded at Culemborg, among whom 
was Wouter van Amstel of the family of Culemborg 
(Sweder Origines, 650). Wouter van Amstel must have 
been a descendant of Lord Wouter van Amstel van 
Mynden, who married Judith van Culemborg, third 
daughter of Hubert, the fourth of that name, but seventh 
Lord van Culemborg, and Judith van der Lecke. Lord 
Johan, after having reigned thirty years and who had 
seen in his time many wars, desolations, changes of 
reign and states, etc., had, during all these dangerous 
and sad times, rebuilt his old city, besides the Collegiate 
Church of St. Barbara, and the Hospital of St. Peter with 
the church and had also built a monastery, finally died 
April I, 1452, and was buried in the choir of St. Bar- 
bara's Church, which he had rebuilt at his own expense 
{Ondheusden, 53-92). 

Gerard II, son of Jan IV, was twelfth Lord van 
Culemborg. During his father's life he married in 
1 44 1 Elizabeth van Bueren, only daughter of Jan van 
Bueren, Lord of Ewyk, etc., and Eleanora van Borsele, 
sister of Vrank van Borsele, Count of Oostervant, Lord 
of Hoogstraten (which he purchased of one of the van 
Cuyk family), of St. Martensdyk, Borsele, etc., in 
Zieland, van Zuilen and Westbrock, etc. By this mar- 
riage with Lady Elizabeth van Bueren many manors 
came to the Lords of Culemborg for, as Lord Vrank 
van Borsele left no legitimate children, all these manors 
reverted to his sister Eleanora van Borsele and her 
descendants, which at the time of Lady Elizabeth and 
Anthonis van Lalaing were dispersed and separated 
from Culemborg. St. Martendyk in Zeeland went to 
Egmond during Gerard's life; Hoogstraten later went 
to the family Lalaing; Zuilen and Westbroek by par- 
tition went to Cornelia van Culemborg, who married 



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Willem van Rennenberg. In 1454 Lord Gerard was 
enfeoffed by the Count of Holland with Everdingen, 
Golberdingen, etc., Tulle, Honswyk, the stream of 
Leek, fisheries, etc., as these were separated from the 
manor of Hagestein, also with Lang Bolgery. Lord 
Gerard was very compassionate and established the 
"Poor Pool" in 1455. In December of the same year 
Wouter van Digteren and Jan Gysberts built a per- 
manent vicarage at St. Barbara's Church for their souls, 
their wives', and their childrens', which was endowed by 
Lord van Culemborg. In 1458, on St. Simon's and 
Jude's Day, a permanent provostship was established 
by Lord Gerard in St. Barbara's Church for the souls 
of Elizabeth van Bueren and Lord Sweder van Culem- 
borg, for which he gave a house to St. Barbara's Church, 
with about sixty-one acres. The lands were situated 
at Culemborg, Assche, Tricht, Erichen, Bueren and 
Bosichem. In 1460 Rutger van der Boetselaer, who was 
married to Elburg van Langerak and was half Lord of 
Asperan, was shot dead at his castle by a Willem van 
Bueren on account of a dispute which Rutger had with 
Arent Pick van Beestdam, who was joint half Lord of 
Asperan. Willem van Bueren entered into the dis- 
pute because he was son of a sister of Arent Pick. After 
having shot Rutger, Willem fled to the castle of Arent 
Pick, which was thereupon attacked by the Burgun- 
dians, whereupon Willem endeavored to flee to the 
nearby monastery, but was captured, taken to The 
Hague and there beheaded. The half manor with the 
castle was declared forfeited and given to Carel of 
Burgundy, Count of Charlois. In 1461 Johan, Lord van 
Gimmenig at Linden, sells to Gerard, Lord van Culem- 
borg, his inheritance from his mother Lady Johanna 
van Linden Ter Lede, etc., which estates consisted of 
the manors of Linden ter Lede, the Aldenweerd and 
Schulenborgevweerd, the gerigtt at Ommeran with church 
benefice, chapels, altars, vassals, mills, tithes, fisheries, 
etc. A letter of transfer was given by him sealed by 
Jan van Bossem his brother-in-law and Jan van Bossem, 



38 VAN CULEMBORG 

Lord at Zaelen, his nephew, dated March i6. About 
this time the canons of St. Barbara were at odds with 
the deacon, which dispute was settled by Lord Gerard 
in a letter of January lo, 1462. He framed an ordinance 
regarding perjury, whereby it was decreed that anyone 
committing perjury should forfeit the two forefingers 
or else appear in church at High Mass in linen garments 
and have his fingers released from their perjury in front 
of the cross, etc., etc., etc. To illustrate how scarce 
money was at this time. Otto van Heukelom, whose 
father Jan van Arkel, Lord van Heukelom, was banished 
from his manor May 22, 1462, acknowledged that he 
had asked his uncle Gerard, Lord van Culemborg, to 
loan him eighteen Rhenish guilders; that his uncle 
wished to loan him yearly, besides 12 Rhenish guilders 
each month, one guilder for food and drink, which his 
uncle promised to do. This seems almost incredible, 
but when one reads that a pensionary of Amsterdam 
received a yearly salary of eighteen guilders the fore- 
going seems more probable. Lord Gerard had by his 
wife Elizabeth van Bueren a son Jaspar and two daugh- 
ters; the eldest, Aleyd, married in 1464 Frederik van 
Egmond in the presence of both of the fathers, Willem 
van Egmond, brother at Gelders, Lord van Egmond, 
and Gerard, Lord van Culemborg, together with Johan 
the eldest son of Egmond, of Jaspar, only son of Lord 
Gerard, Lady Aleid's brother, and other lords, respec- 
tively, brothers, uncles, nephews, etc., etc. In the 
family register of Egmund it is stated that Frederik 
van Egmond, Lord of Ysselstein, married Aleid, daugh- 
ter of Gerrit van Culemborg, Lady van Bueren and St. 
Martensdyk. She died July 31, 1472, and was buried 
at Ysselstein. He had the manor of Bueren conferred 
upon him and in 1492 was raised by Maximiliaen to be 
first Count van Bueren and Leerdam. He died 1500 and 
was buried with his wife. The youngest daughter of 
Lord Gerard, whom he had by his wife Elizabeth van 
Bueren, also named Elizabeth, became a nun in the 
convent at Diepenveer near Deventer to which her 



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father Gerard and brother Jasper gave in 1476 certain 
rents of estates at Bueren. His wife EHzabeth died be- 
fore Johan, Lord van Culenburg, Lord Gerrit's father, 
in 1 45 1, so Lord Gerard was left a young widower and 
had, it appears, from recollection of the love he bore 
his wife, or for other reasons, no inclination to marry 
again. He buried his wife in the choir of St. Barbara's 
Church, under a blue sarcophagus, which was the only 
one that at the burning of the church in the terrible fire 
of 1654 remained in existence. On the middle of the 
stone is cut the arms of Culemborg on the right and 
those of Bueren on the left side; on the four comers of 
the stone are the four quarterings: 

Bueren Borsele 

Bronkhorst Bergen 

The marginal inscription is as follows, so far as it is 
legible : 

"In the year of our Lord MCCCCLI on Annunciation 
Day died. . . .Elizabeth. . . .Weerd and Ewyk. Pray 
for her soul." 

In 1463 the difference between the people of Utrecht 
and Lord Gerard was kindled on account of the juris- 
diction of Honswijk. Previously negotiations were in 
progress between Johan van Culemborg, Gerrit's father, 
and Willem, Lord van Bueren, regarding taxation of 
each other's lands, and the matter was referred to Johan 
van Broekhuizen at Meerdenburg and Sweder Boiling, 
Commander at Tyel, in 1434, though nothing came of 
this as Willem was banished from his land. In 1464 
this was taken up again when, upon request of the Duke 
of Gelders and Lord Gerard van Culemborg, decision 
was rendered by Jan van Haeften, Commander at 
Tyel, and Frank Pick, Justiciary of Bommel and Tyel- 
reweerd, that if the subjects of Bueren were subjected 
to full taxes those of Culenburg having property in the 
land of Bueren should pay only half. In the same year 
the Duke of Gelders, as Lord of Bueren and Bosichem, 
requested of Lord Gerard that he would discontinue the 



40 VAN CULEMBORG 

fair which was held yearly at Culemborg to the dis- 
advantage of the people of Bosichem on St. John's Day, 
to which Lord Gerard replied that he would hold the 
fair a day later. At this time an uncompromising 
quarrel arose between Duke Arnold or Arent of Gelders 
and his godless son Adolf van Egmond who imprisoned 
his old father. Lord Gerard sided with the Duke. The 
difference was occasioned because Adolf, attaining his 
majority, did not like that his father lived so long and 
wished to continue ruling. Later he again disputed 
with his father, incited thereto by his mother, but this 
difference was also overcome by the goodness of the 
father, and Catharina van Cleve, the mother, and her 
son returning to the city to the father. Duke Arent, 
because of continued cold weather, had given orders 
that, for the safety of those in the castle, the ice on the 
moats should be broken up, but Adolf, having his plot 
in view, persuaded his father to leave a portion of the ice 
unbroken, representing that he and the ladies wished to 
amuse themselves on it and thus paved the way for an 
assault. Four days later Adolf confided to his nephew 
Frederik van Egmond that the Nymegen people were 
his allies and would be on hand after dinner and the 
dance which was to follow. The old Duke was par- 
ticularly happy at seeing his son enjoying himself and 
late at night excused himself on account of his age and 
retired. Shortly afterwards the door of the Duke's 
room was broken open and he was obliged to get up 
and in his bare feet and scanty attire follow his son out 
of the castle over the ice, which had been left uncut, and 
over the Maes (River Maas) , where he was awaited by 
the people of Nymegen; he was put upon a horse and 
taken away in the bitter cold and, at his request, was 
not taken to Nymegen, but to Lobeth and the following, 
others say the same, night, was locked up in the castle 
of Bueren. Frederik van Egmond was also taken pris- 
oner. This created a great excitement. Lord Gerard 
was very much affected, especially as his son-in-law 
Frederik was imprisoned, and wrote Adolf in 1465 that 



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as he did not release his son-in-law, and as his subjects 
were being damaged by those of Bueren, he would have 
nothing further to do with him. In the same year Lord 
Gerard made a treaty with Johan, Duke of Cleve, and 
Willem van Egmond, brother, at Gelders, against Adolf. 
In 1466 the Gelderland people by order of Adolf attacked 
Ysselstein, of which Frederik van Egmond was Lord, 
and burned and plundered everything, not excepting 
churches, old and young people, etc. Some of the 
marauders went to Gorichem with their booty, expect- 
ing to escape justice there, but forty-five were captured, 
nineteen broke way and fled for safety to the Franciscan 
brothers and the Church of the Holy Ghost, but no 
altar could protect those who had had no reverence for 
churches. Upon orders of Duke Filips of Burgundy 
they were taken by a fiscal to The Hague and in spite of 
great intercession, were there beheaded as murderers 
April 26 and May 29. Though Adolf was warned by 
Duke Filips of Burgundy he, nevertheless, attacked the 
lands of those who sympathized with his old father. 
Unexpectedly he entered the manor of Culemborg with 
his infantry and cavalry in the vicinity of Golberdingen, 
but the burgess fought bravely and Adolf met with 
defeat, and the Gelderlanders fled to Tyel, many being 
killed on the way and others taken prisoners and held 
for ransom. So Duke Adolf lost inclination to again 
fall into the hands of the faithful burgers. Lord Gerard, 
though he was Duke Arent's friend, made an agreement 
of peace with Adolf in 1467, possibly, for one reason, to 
protect his manors, many of which lay in Gelderland, 
and especially to save Culemborg from invasion, theft 
and fire, and Adolf promised over his signature and 
seal to pay to Lord Gerard 10420 Ceurvoistelyke guilders 
which his father had promised to pay Lord Gerard on 
St. Victor's Day in 1448, or else to yield to him the 
castle and land of Bueren, as the letter mentioned. At 
this period a nobleman could maintain himself a whole 
year on twelve guilders. The aforesaid reconciliation 
between Duke Adolf and Lord Gerard did not last, as 



42 VAN CULEMBORG 

the former did not live up to the agreement, whereupon 
Lord Gerard denied him. This was in June 1468. In 
this year Hubert van Culemborg became reconciled with 
Lord van Culemborg, which was occasioned by a letter 
written by Hubert in which he acknowledged that he 
had done wrong in burning two of Lord van Culemborg 's 
mills, houses, and damaging his subjects, etc., and ex- 
pressed his gratitude to Everwyn and Willem van 
Culemborg, his dear nephew and brother, in that they, 
at his request, had interceded for him with Lord van 
Culemborg when the latter had placed him in the stocks 
for his depredations. He acknowledged Lord van Culem- 
borg as the head of the House and promised to pay him 
for the damages he had inflicted, which was done in 
i486. In 1469, in December, a marriage was con- 
cluded at Brussels between Lord Jasper van Culemborg, 
Lord Gerard's son, and Lady Johanna of Burgundy in 
the presence of Lord Gerard, the father, and Frank van 
Bosele, Count of Oostervant and Lord of Borsele, St. 
Martensdyk, Hoogstraten, Zuilen, etc., great-uncle of 
the bridegroom, on the one side, and Lord Antonis of Bur- 
gundy and his eldest son FiUps of Burgundy, on the 
other side. Lord Gerrit was to give: Ewyk, a feif in 
Gelderland; all the lands in the Betuwe; all which he 
inherited from his mother, except that his grandmother 
Eleanora should retain the income of Borsele; the house 
Ter Lede, Linden, Schuilenburg, the Ouderweerd and 
surroundings; the fortress and manor of Maurik, with 
two villages, Maurik and Eck; after Lord Gerrard's 
death, Culemborg; Weerd, on the old Yssel with Weer- 
derbroek; Everdingen, Golberdingen, Zyderveld, Bol- 
gery, Honswyk and Schalkwyk. After Adolf had kept 
his father prisoner in the castle of Buren, refusing to 
listen to any intervention, Duke Carel of Burgundy, 
brother-in-law of Adolf, spoke to him of the matter. 
He invited Adolf to visit him, which he did, and took 
with him a large following to Hesdin, where, having 
been there a while, he was urged while at table, to give 
orders for his father's release, which he did, and the 



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Governor of the Castle of Bueren was ordered to release 
Duke Arnald at once and place him in the house of Henrik 
van Parwis and Filips van Wassenaer, who took the old 
Prince van Bueren to Tyel and afterwards to Hertogen- 
bosch, where he was received and welcomed with much 
joy by the citizens. The clergy conducted him with 
torches to the Church of St. John, where they offered 
thanks for his release from prison, where he had been 
confined six years. From here he traveled to Hesdin 
and was received at the Count of Burgundy's with all 
appearance of esteem. At Dorlens, where Carel was 
stopping, the parley between father and son took place, 
which ran so high that the son made fun of the father, 
and the latter drew his sword. Philippus Cominaeus 
was a witness to this. Carel offered Adolf the Stadt- 
holdership of Burgundy and entire possession of Gel- 
derland, with exception of the city of Grame on the 
Maes, which he allowed the old father, together with 
6000 gold guilders yearly and the title of Duke of Gelders. 
Cominaeus with others placed this suggestion before 
Adolf on behalf of Carel, to which he replied that he 
would rather his father drown in a well and he jump 
after him than accept such a proposition, that his father 
had reigned forty-four years and that it was now time 
that he should have a turn. He would have no objec- 
tions to his receiving 3000 guilders, but with the condition 
to move from Gelderland and never return there. This, 
naturally, occasioned a great revulsion of feeling of the 
Count of Burgundy towards the godless son, so that 
Adolf's interests had a great setback. He fled secretly 
from Hesdin, was discovered at Namen and, upon orders 
of Carel, was secured in the castle and taken from there 
to Vilvoorden and finally to Cortryk, where he remained 
imprisoned until the death of this Duke of Burgundy. 
This revulsion occurred in 1470. Duke Arent thus re- 
stored, showed his gratitude to Lord Gerard who had 
always aided him as much as possible with money and 
men, for, as Lord of the City of Bueren, he confirmed 
the agreement made between Bueren and Culemborg 



44 VAN CULEMBORG 

regarding a water-course which Lord Johan had purchased 
from Willem, Lord van Bueren. He gave a sealed letter 
in regard thereto, upon advice of Willem, Lord van 
Egmond, March 29, 1472. In the same year Duke 
Arent further confirmed the aforesaid privileges and 
transfers undertaken with Lord van Bueren because 
Lord Gerard with his city and land of Culemborg had 
served the Duke faithfully. The same day the Duke 
confirmed the exemption from taxation throughout 
Gelderland for the inhabitants of Culemborg. In 1472 
Duke Arent of Gelders gave the city of Bueren with 
taxes and subordinate village to his brother's son Fred- 
erik van Egmond, Lord of Ysselstein, who had on his 
account been imprisoned by Adolf, but who had tem- 
porarily fled {Slichtenhorst, 207). July, 1472, a truce 
was effected between Gerard, Lord van Culemborg, and 
his brother Everwyn on one side and the cities of 
Nymegen, Zutven and Arnhem on the other side. The 
letter of truce was sealed by Gerard, Lord van Culemborg, 
Everwyn, brother. Burgomasters and Councillors of 
Culemborg with the city seal. Hubert and Sweder van 
Culemborg, bastard, John van Cuyk, etc., on one side, 
and Dirk van der Horst, Knight, High-Bailiff of Veluwe, 
Burgomasters, Justices and Councillors of the city of 
Nymegen, etc., with the seals, in 1472. 

Feb. 23, 1473, Duke Arent died suddenly in the 
City of Grave, where he was buried, according to his re- 
quest, at 's Hartogenbosch, in a silver casket, in the 
Gertruide Cloister. The reason was that a nun of this 
cloister frequently visited and comforted him while he 
was in prison at Bueren and had even offered him her 
garments that he might escape but which had been de- 
clined for fear she might come to harm. After Arent' s 
death the followers of his son Adolf (though still in 
prison) became active. But the friends of the father, 
among whom was Lord Gerard, were on the side of 
Carel the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. The latter came 
to Gelderland with a large army, besieged certain cities, 
among which was Nymegen, and everything went in his 



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favor and he was proclaimed as Duke of Gelders and 
Count of Zutphen. He held his council chamber at 
Arnhem and appointed Willem van Egmond his gover- 
nor or lieutenant. Lord Jasper, son of Lord Gerard, 
held a commission from Carel and captured Beuren and 
the castle. July 3, 1474, Lord Jasper was, with his 
father's consent, enfeoffed by the Count at Nymegen, 
according to Zutven laws, with certain estates, such as 
Ewyk, with appurtenances, eighty acres of land called 
the Geeran situated below Maiden in Bueren, and other 
manorial properties which he inherited from his mother 
Elizabeth van Bueren. In 1475 there was again trouble 
at Honswyk with the Bishopric. The marshal had 
sounded the gong to call the inhabitants to assist at the 
hanging of a thief. The Honswyk people complained 
to Lord Gerard, who referred the matter to his feudal 
lord, the Duke of Burgundy, and finally obtained a 
decision in favor of the Court of Holland by which he was 
upheld in the undisturbed possession, etc. Done at The 
Hague Oct. 27, 1475, by Mr. John Halewyn, President, 
etc. This is mentioned because Honswyk was always a 
bone of contention which was not settled until the time 
of Floris n. Count van Culemborg. Duke Carel of 
Burgundy the following year had trouble with the Swiss 
and invaded their country; they begged for peace. He 
refused. He was twice defeated but would not give in, 
but invaded the lands of the Duke of Lotharingen be- 
cause he was united with the Swiss and besieged Nancy, 
where he was put to flight and found dead three days 
later with his face frozen to the ice. He was brought to 
Nancy and buried. Many of his followers were taken, 
among whom was Lord Anthonis of Burgundy, Lord 
Jasper's father-in-law. 

Adolf van Egmond was in the meanwhile still in prison 
at Cortryk but was released by those of Gent with con- 
sent of Maria of Burgundy and appointed General over 
those who were equipped to fight against those of Door- 
nik. He came before that city and, in a sally, was 
deserted by his people and killed July 22, 1477. His 



46 VAN CULEMBORG 

dead body was placed upon a horse by the French, taken 
into the city and buried there without princely honors. 
After Duke Carel was killed before Nancy and his 
daughter Maria of Burgundy married Maximiliaen, 
Archduke of Austria, Lord Gerard was requested by 
Catharina of Gelders, sister of Adolf, to assist in having 
Adolf's children Carel and Philippe restored their prop- 
erty but he remained on the side of the Austrian until 
the end of his life, 

Elizabeth van Culemborg, Lord Gerard's youngest 
daughter, was, as already stated, a nun and now Princess 
of Diepenveen. She had been taken out by her father, 
but in January, 1477, resigned all her claims of succes- 
sion which came to her through her mother Elizabeth van 
Bueren, and Gerard's mother, Elianora van Borsele, 
afterwards called van Nyenrode after her second husband, 
or from anyone else from whom she might inherit. In 
1478, Archduke Maximiliaen being in possession of Gel- 
derland, confirmed at 's Hertogenbosch, on account of 
all the faithful services which Lord Gerard had shown 
his ancestors, especially to Dukes Arent of Gelders and 
Carel of Burgundy, all the privileges and prerogatives 
which Duke Arent of Gelders and the other ancestors 
had given Lord Gerard, his citizens and subjects. At 
the same time in February, Duke Maximihaen made 
known to Lord Gerard that to decrease the amount 
which Arnold and Adolf remained indebted to Lord 
Gerard in the sum of 22,676 guilders he would pay on 
account 10,000 thereof, which was to be paid from the 
revenues of the district of Nymegen. A sealed letter 
was given, but the payment did not take place, probably 
because the Archduke could not obtain possession of 
Gelderland. Shortly thereafter many of the states of 
Gelderland revolted and would not swear allegiance to 
Maximiliaen and summoned Catryn, Adolf's sister. 
Everything was thus in confusion and Frederik van 
Egmond, Lord of Ysselstein, and his brother, Willem van 
Egmond, were taken prisoners April 22, 1478, near 
Nymegen and kept there about three years. In 1479 



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the Gelderlanders took possession of Leerdam and es- 
tablished Niclaes van Haeften as Governor. As Lord 
Gerard took sides with the Burgundians he had an active 
part in this difference and his subjects had to suffer con- 
siderably. While Maximiliaen in 1480 went to war on 
the Gelderlanders he sent many men at arms to Asperan 
as he wished to capture both castles. The Burgundians 
fell upon Asperan and defeated its citizens, plundered 
the town, stormed the castle and everything possible was 
destroyed. 

In the meanwhile Lord Gerard died March 9, 1480, 
and was buried by his wife, Elizabeth van Bueren, in 
the low choir under a blue sarcophagus, still there and un- 
injured in the terrible fire of 1654. {Oudheusden, 92-125.) 

Melchior van Culemborg was the son* of Gerard 
II, twelfth Lord van Culemborg. He married Barta, 
daughter of Willem van Wijef of Echteld (ped. 87). 
Melchior was Judge, Bailiff or Sheriff (Richter or Schout) 
of Culemborg in 1492 {Oudheusden, Vol. 11, 599), and 
re-appointed thereto November 20, 151 1, by Antonis van 
Lalaing, Lord of Montigni, and Elizabeth van Culemborg, 
his wife, in recognition of faithful services and with whom 
he was to reside when they were at Culemborg (Outheusden 

* Natural son. Otidheusden, 103, in which are quoted Anth. 
Mattheus' Annotations of Sweeder van Culemborg's Origines 
655; Mss. of Mr. Nicolaes Bosch, Counsellor Ordinary, Stadt- 
holder of Fiefs, etc. , and Keeper of the Archives ; also mentioned 
in Mss. pedigree of the van Culemborg family by Arend van 
Buchell or Buchelius, of the 16th century, Mss. pedigree of the 
same family by A. Shoemaker, 1690, both of which are in pos- 
session of Edwin Jaguett Sellers; and Mss. pedigree in pos- 
session of the Council of the Nobility at The Hague, compiled 
by Willem Ann, Baron van Spaen la Lecq, who was President 
of the Council in 1816. His marriage is referred to in the same 
authorities. 

t Rietstap : Wyhe d'Echtelt. Frise. {Ren. du titre de bar on 
du St. Empire, ij jun, 1742.) D'argent seme de billette d'azur; 
au lion de gueules, courrone d'or, brochant sur le tout. Casque 
Courrone. Cimier, le lion, issuant. Lambrequins, d'argent at 
de gueules. 



48 VAN CULEMBORG 

158). Elizabeth van Culemborg was daughter of Jasper I, 
thirteenth Lord van Culemborg, son of Gerard II, and 
succeeded Lord Jasper as fourteenth ruler; her first 
husband was John of Luxemburg, Lord of Vile, Knight 
of the Golden Fleece, nephew of Philip, King of Castile 
and Archduke of Austria. Antonis van Lalaing, her 
second husband, whom she married April 11, 1509, was 
Lord of Montigni, Knight of the Golden Fleece and, 
subsequently. Count of Hoogstraten and Stadtholder of 
Holland, Zeeland and Utrecht {Oudheusden, 152, et seq.). 

April 10, 1 5 10, Melis Beemtz acknowledged a con- 
veyance to Hugo die Goyer of ten acres of land at Rietveld, 
which was ratified by Dirck van Coten, Jan Jan Beerntsz, 
Geryt Koell and Melis Beemtz, Aldermen (Schepenen) at 
Culemborg, which was done before Melchior van Culen- 
borch. (Archives of Culemborg, deposited at the office 
of the Royal Archives, Amhem. No. 2127.) 

Sept. 18, 1 5 10, Melis Kuyl conveyed and transferred 
to the hands of "our Stadholder in our behalf" a halfhouve 
of land situate in Culenburgerbroeck called the Hontshoeve, 
as "our lands join above and below those of the aforesaid 
gentleman," together with the rights which Margriet, 
wife of the aforesaid Melis, had therein. "The same 
having been granted to me is now pledged to Cornells 
van Droemel according to the Zutphen laws in feudal 
gift as correctly appears from a French shield which the 
Lord van Culemborch had used during the time of his 
tenure. And the aforesaid Comelis has made homage 
and taken the oath." Deed by Herman van Kuick and 
Gerit van Everdingen of July 20, anno 8. Cornells van 
Dromel requested this fief from Melchior, Stadholder of 
my Lord of Montigni of Culemburg, etc. Witnesses 
Ysbrant Jacobssen and Peter Strong, Sept. 18, anno 10 
(15 10). (Protocol of the fiefs of Culemborg, Arnhem, 
marked GV, 1438-153 1, folio 50.) 

Jonkheer Melchior van Culenborg mentioned in the 
list of Justices or Bailiffs (Richters or Schouten) of 
Culemborg, 1492 {Oudheusden, Vol. 11, 599), and also in 
15 14 (Ibid., 600). 



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June 25, 1 5 16. Testimony at the request of Melchior 
van Culenborch, Justice (Drost) at Lede, on account of 
Anna van Culenborch, widow van Pallant, taken before 
Aelbert van Ermelen in Lower Betuwe concerning a sand 
and osier field which came up in the Rhine at Wiell, to 
which Henrick van Maudijk, Canon of the Cathedral at 
Utrecht, also makes claim. Sealed by the Bailiff (Ambt- 
man) and the Court Clerks RoelofT van Darthuijzen and 
Johan Wolters (Charters of Culemborg, Arnhem, No. 
2221). 

Sept. 29, 1517. Melchior van Culenborch, Justice 
(Drost) at Lee (Lede), in the name of Anna van Culen- 
borch, widow van Pallant, as heir of Jasper van Culen- 
borch, on the one side, Henricj Jansz. Coutwerker and 
Tut van Olmen his daughter, as heirs of Peter and 
Frederick van Olmen, on the other side; settle the 
differences concerning the property at Yngen in the 
jurisdiction of Ommeren. Anna will give 100 e. guilders 
and, in consideration thereof, the others will renounce 
their succession; Seals, etc. Sealed by the dedingslieden 
Herman van Boetbergen and Peter van Andelyen, also 
by Henrick and Tut aforesaid (Charters of Culemborg, 
Arnhem, No. 2231). 

March 12, 15 18. Agreement made between Jacob 
Pieck and the Lord of Montigni and Culemborch con- 
cerning differences about a "mangeling" of land which 
occurred between Herman Pieck and the father of Jasper, 
Lord van Culemborch. Signed by the parties and also 
by Gerrit Jan Melisz. and Melchior van Culenborch as 
"Dedingslieden" (Charters of Culemborg, Arnhem, No. 
2239). 

Nov. 27, 1 5 18. Melchior van Culenborch as Justice 
(Drost) at Lede, on behalf of Anna van Culenborch, 
Lady van Pallant, on the one side, Goyer van Breuck and 
Clemens, married persons, on the other side; declare 
that they have concluded an "butinge of mangelinge" 
(exchange?) of 2 acres of land in the Mydbroick, in the 
Maalschap Aalst, Parish of Liendenfor, i}^ acres of 
which "Corteynden" (adjoin?) there. Sealed by Mel- 



50 VAN CULEMBORG 

chior, Goyer, Clemens and, upon request, by Bernyer 
van Groitfelt, Dirck van Groitfelt, Herberen van Ewyck 
and John van Wyck Jansz (Charters of Culemborg, 
Arnhem, No. 2249). 

June 20, 1520. Anna van Culenborch, widow van 
Pallant, consents that Margareta at Culenborch "tuch- 
tigt" (?) her husband Guillaume Prevost to half of two 
drained lakes in Maurick called Beexweerd and Borre- 
weerd. Present were Willem van Strythagen, Justice 
(Drost) of Pallant, and Curick Speckhouwer. Sealed by 
Anna (Charters of Culemborg, Arnhem, No. 2270). 

Aug. 12, 1520. Melchior van Culenborch, Stadt- 
holder of the fiefs of Anna van Culenborch, etc., invests 
Guillaume Prevost with the aforesaid usufruct. Feoffees 
were Jan van Wyk Geritsz. and Reynier die Kemp. 
Sealed by the Stadtholder and the vassals (Charters of 
Culemborg, Arnhem, No. 2270). 

April 28, 1 52 1. Melchior van Culenborch conveys to 
Dirck van Cothen a property situated on the Achterstraat 
where one goes from the citadel to the church between 
the house of Jan van Kuycx and the City street (Protocol 
of Sheriff's Notices at Culemborg, 15 20-1 534, Inv. No. 
I lAi, folio 8). 

April 28, 1 52 1. Dirck van Cothen conveys to Mel- 
chior van Culemborch the free property in the Gulden 
Hoefft. Melchior granted the said house to Jan Vreem 
Geritss under the same conditions that Cothen granted 
the same to him in perpetuity (Ibid.). 

Sept. 12, 1532. Anthonis van Lalaing and Elizabeth 
van Culenborch charge Melchior van Culenborch that 
after them he may be Bailiff (Drost) and Castellan of the 
House Culenborch and after their death not to open said 
house for anyone but their nephew Erart van Pallant. 
Sealed and signed by Anthonis, signed by Elizabeth 
(Charters of Culemborg, Arnhem, No. 2422). 

Melchior and his wife were members of the Brother- 
hood of the Holy Sacrament at Culemborg {Oudheusden 
163). Buchelius mentions Melchior as Judge (Drost) at 
Leda in 1527. 



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July 4, 1538, appeared before the Judges (Richteren) 
Hubertss. Joost, Man and Zurmont, Beerte, widow of 
Melchior van Culenborch, with guardian and acknowl- 
edged conveyance to Geertruyt Claes, Weyman's 
daughter, of the house and appurtenances situate in 
Vorder Street between Jan Rijcken and Aernt Buth, 
including Jan Vreem's release. Deed dated July 3rd. 
(Protocol of Sheriff's notices (Schepenkennissen) of 
Culemborg, 1535-1557, H, No. I 1A2, folio 12, Arnhem). 

July 22, 1545. Mrs. Magdalena van Buchel with 
tutor, widow of the late Gisbert van Doirn as saichoU 
and surety and promised Juffrouw Beerta, widow of the 
late Melchior van Culenborch Gerytz. and her children 
six Holland guilders per year at 20 stivers Holland per 
guilder from a piece of land of about two mergen more or 
less situate in the Cortte Aventuer (Protocol of Powers 
of Attorney of Culemborg, 1 540-1 546, Inv. No. IV, Ai, 
folio 242). 

Aug. 5, 1545. Peter Gerytz. the brewer conveys to 
Juffrouw Beerta, widow of the late Melchior van Culem- 
borch, Bailiff (Drost) of Lede, and her children a mort- 
gage of six Holland guilders per year hereditary redeem- 
able annuity standing upon the house of Hannegen 
Jonge Jans and her children situate on the Vorderstraat 
(Ibid., folio 243). 

May 19, 1547. We, Sheriff, Burgomasters, Judges and 
Council of the City of Culemborch made known individ- 
ually as actual truth that on the date hereof appeared 
before us the honorable Juffrouw Beerte, widow of the 
late Melchior van Culemborch, Bailiff (Drost) at Lede, 
aged about 62 years, and testified before us in the pro- 
ceeding of Jan van Cuyck Henricxz, Steward of my lord 
van Pallant in Lower Betuwe, that it is well known to her 
that while her aforesaid late husband was dying there 
came to him at the house at Lede the priest of Kesteren, 
Mr. Hubert van Truest, and, immediately after the holy 
oil had been applied, besought him to make a perpetual 
and hereditary grant to the church of Kesteren all such 
willigen as the Church-wardens of the aforesaid church 



52 VAN CULEMBORG 

had until then with his consent gepoot on the North side 
of the old Rhine; that the aforesaid her husband, raising 
his head, thereupon answered the said priest as follows: 
"Sir Priest, I cannot give that which does not belong to 
me, but if you can obtain it from my lord van Pallant I 
will be favorable thereto"; and the deponent heard her 
husband speak these identical words (Protocol of Sher- 
iff's notices and Certifications of Culemborch, 1540-49, 
Inv. No. XXVIII, I, folio 218). 

November 10, 1547. Hubertz, Man. Make known 
that before us came Geryt van Culemborch Melchiorsz, 
Sheriff (Sholtis) of the City of Culemborch and, in ac- 
cordance with a request of the Honorable and pious 
Jaspaer van Culemborch, Bailiff (Drost) at Lede, de- 
clared and testified under the oath which he made in 
assuming his office, that it is well known to him that 
when his father Melchior van Culembroch became Bailiff 
at Lede and had learned that the dam laid by a Count, 
between the Schulenborger drained land and the Hers- 
trate, where one rides from the Marschen to Lienden, in 
the vicinity of the old Rhine, near Cornelis van Brakel, 
had been dug up, over which dam the house van der 
Lede and the Aldenweert have been accustomed to have 
their mill-way to Lyenden, that the aforesaid Melchior, 
deponent's late father, had the dam laid again and kept 
it there and used it as long as he lived and that immedi- 
ately after his death the dam was, by a certain Cornelis 
Pelgromsz., residing at that time at the shuijlenborch, 
again dug up, which, having come to the knowledge of 
the aforesaid Sheriff and after he was continued in his 
father's place in the office of Bailiff (Drostampt) of Lede 
by the late Lord van Pellant, it was intended to seize 
the aforesaid Cornelis Pelgromsz, and imprison him in 
the house at Lede, and, having imprisoned him and after 
finding of facts, to have him punished, but upon certain 
advices the deponent as Bailiff (Drost) had him sum- 
moned before judicial authorities of Lede and Ouden 
Weert at the house of Huyge Beynhem and there took 
bail for him and questioned him, at which time Cornelis 



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van Brakel intervened for Cornells Pelgromzsoon and 
showed this deponent a certain letter from the Bailiff 
(Scholt) of Renen when he exercised jurisdiction In the 
Marsche, In which he stated that he had knowledge of 
this matter, that the dam In question was situated In the 
Mars (Marsch) and therefore pertained to his jurisdic- 
tion and not to that of the Drost at Lede; the deponent, 
on the contrary, said that the dam belonged to the 
Schuylenborch and not to the Marsche and also that 
Cornells Pelgromsz. was resident In the high jurisdiction 
of the Jonkheer and that the crime followed the person 
and, therefore, belonged to his jurisdiction, so that after 
long discussion and delay the question was not decided 
and that before deponent left the office of Drost he had 
urged and exhorted Wlllem van Hoemen, Drost after 
him to advance the matter which, however, was not 
done so that this deponent after the death of Wlllem 
van Huemen, often called Joachim van Huemen, de- 
clared that he would again build the dam and use the 
mill-way according to old custom so that the Jonkheer, 
in justice, might not be defrauded. 
Without malice. 

On record. Deed of Nov. lo, this first reported by 
Jan van Cuyck, that the certification was in Betuwe 
(Protocol of Sheriff's Notices and Certifications of Culem- 
borch, 1540-49, Inv. No. XXVIII, i, folio 229). 

It will be observed that Melchior died in the Interim of 
Sept. 12, 1532, when he was appointed Bailiff (Drost) 
and Castellan, and July 4, 1538, when his wife Beerte 
was described as widow. He and his wife Berte van Wije 
had issue (according to the pedigrees referred to) : 

Gerard (who follows). 

Wlllem. 

Christoffel. 

Huibert (who follows later). 

Cornells. 

A daughter who became a nun at St. Servaes Abbey 
at Utrecht (Mss. ped. by A. Shoemaker). 

A child who died unmarried {Buchelius). 



54 VAN CULEMBORG 

Gerrit van Culemborg, son of Melchior van 
Culemborg and Bertha van Wije, was Justice of Culem- 
borg in 1546 {OudhcMsden, 100-103). In the List of 
Justices {OiidJicusden, Vol. II, 599) he is mentioned as 
"Jonkheer Gerrit van Culenborg Melchiors, 1546." He 
married twice, his first wife being Anna van Dichteren, 
his second Wilhelma van Barvelt, as appears by the ref- 
erences hereafter given. He died after 1574 and before 
December 31, 1576, as his widow is mentioned in a deed 
of the latter date (see hereafter). 

The following references are from the Archives of the 
Justices of Culemborg in the Archives of Arnhem. 
Inventory IV. A, No. 4, Powers of Attorney. 1 567-1 580: 
Appeared the Honorable Gerryt van Culenborch 
Melchiorszoon and Juffrou Wilhelma van Barvelt his 
wife, she having chosen her husband in this matter as 
guardian and Junien Bernt van Berveltszoon, aged about 
20 years, both of whom were constituted, etc. Act of 
June 3, 1567. 

Appeared the Honorable and pious Gerryt van Culen- 
borch Melchiorszoon as Bailiff (Scholtis) at Schalckwijk 
and constituted Aert Raw his solicitor in the Court of 
Utrecht. Act of September 27, 1567. 

The Sheriff, Burgomaster, Justices and Council of the 
City of Culemborch certify that before them appeared 
the most honored, worthy, honorable and pious Gerryt 
van Culenborch Melchiorszoon as guardian of his chil- 
dren by the late Anna van Dichteren, Andries van Dich- 
teren, for himself and as substitute for Joost van Culen- 
borch Gerrytszoon their attorney. Act of May 22, 1574. 
Appeared the esteemed Geryt van Culemborch Mel- 
chiorszoon and, by virtue of a certain power of attorney 
executed before the Judges at Arnhem by Henrick Bent- 
ing Sept. 25, 1575, substituted Jelis Ruys in place of Jan 
Toosten. Act of Oct. 22, 1575. 

Sept. 25, 1575, before Gheryt van Rysswick and 
Andries Leydecker, appeared the esteemed Henrick Ben- 
tinck. Bailiff (Drost) at Gorckum, and empowered the 
esteemed Gheryt van Cuylenburch to act for him in all 



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matters his excellency might have against the heirs of 
the late Jan Thymens and all others at Culemborch 
(Protocols of Sheriffs (Schepenen) of Arnhem, 1574 to 
1579. folio 63, III). 

Appeared Juffrouw Wilhelma, widow of Gerryt van 
Culenborch Melchiorszoon, and Geraert van Culenborch 
Geraertszoon, Provost of Culenborch, eldest son of the 
aforesaid Gerryt van Culenborch, each with a guardian 
appointed to them in this matter, who have constituted 
Wynalt Rolofszoon, etc., to advance in their name such 
debts of 48 guilders as they are in arrears to the late 
Melchior van Culenborch Gerrytszoon their respective 
step-son and brother. Act of December 31, 1576. 

Appeared the honored and pious Gerryt van Culen- 
borch, Provost at Culenborch, and Hendrick van der 
Dorp, who have constituted the honored Hendrick 
Benting, their brother-in-law, their attorney for them as 
co-heirs of Gerryt van Culenborch Melchiorszoon, their 
late blessed father. Act of February 19, 1577. 

A similar letter of attorney dated March 4, 1577. 

Wilhelma van Ben emit, widow of Gerryt van Culen- 
borch Melchiorszoon, executed letter of attorney to 0th 
van KerchofE at Tiel, July 12, 1578. 

Vol. I, lA, No. 7. Justices Notices. 1584-1593. 
(Culemborg Archives at Arnhem) : 

Appeared Jonker Hendrick Bentynck, Bailiff at Culen- 
borch, with Juffrow Margarieta van Culenborch his wife, 
Jonker Hendrick van der Dorpe with Juffrouw Anna van 
Culenborch his wife, each of said ladies having chosen 
her husband as guardian in this matter, and Juffrouw 
Sophia and Juffrouw Beertha van Culenborch, each also 
with their chosen guardian in this matter, all of whom 
waive objections and agree to settle all differences con- 
cerning administration of their respective father and 
father-in-law's estate in reference to the orchard, meadow, 
etc., at Honswyck and of the house and fiefs at Culen- 
borch where the aforesaid Bailiff Bentynck hath lately 
resided. Signed by the aforesaid parties and their friends 
at their request May 20, 1585. Deed of May 29, 1585. 



56 VAN CULEMBORG 

Gerrit van Culemborg, by his first wife Anna van 
Dichteren, had issue: 

Gerard, Provost at Culemborg. 

Melchior (who follows). 

Margaretha, married Hendrick Bentinck, Bailiff at 

Culemborg. 
Anna, married Hendrick van der Dorpe. 

By his second marriage with Wilhelmina van Barvelt 
he had issue : 
Sophia. 
Bertha. 

Melchior van Culemborg, son of Gerrit van Culem- 
borg and Anna van Dichteren, married Elizabeth, 
daughter of Laurens van Bronkhorst and Margaret Mol, 
of Dordrecht. When Philip II endeavored to introduce 
the Spanish Inquisition into the Netherlands and erect 
new bishoprics, the nobility formed an alliance to oppose 
the same and a petition was drafted for presentation to 
the Duchess of Parma, Ruler of the Netherlands. Among 
the foremost of the nobles were Floris, Count van Culem- 
borg, Lord van Brederode, and Lodewyk, Count of Nas- 
sau. The nobles, about four hundred, met at the Count 
of Nassau's residence and afterwards marched to Court, 
led by Lord van Brederode, and presented the famous pe- 
tition April 5, 1566. After the delivery of this petition 
Floris, Count of Pallandt and Culemborg, returned to 
Culemborg from Brussels and found the citizens in great 
disorder; those of the Reformed doctrine insisted that 
they should be permitted to preach openly in the Gasthuis 
Church, those of the Roman faith united against this, and 
the most prominent appeared at Court. Melchior van 
Culemborg was spokesman and addressed the Count of 
Culemborg as follows: "That the Godless attempt of 
the heretics had reached their ears ; that they would never 
suffer that any church would be opened for the further- 
ance of that sacrilegious service and that, so far as they 
could, they would oppose and resist the same with force 
and arms." Those present assented with acclamation. 



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The Count requested this protest to be submitted in 
writing which Was done May 6, 1566, among the signers 
being Melchior van Culemborg {Oudheusden, 215). He 
was included in the decree of banishment with Albert 
Huchtenbrouck, Josse de Bronkhorst and de Batten- 
burch, Seignior or Lord of Hunneppel, Thiery de Haeften, 
Estienne de Hertvelt dwelling inCleve.Wynot Augustyns- 
son and Evert van Zanthem dwelling at Elsten, in which 
decree he is mentioned as "Melchior de Cuelenbourch 
Gerrtisson. ' ' He was charged with having been a member 
of the League of Confederation of Nobles, having con- 
federated and signed their pernicious and seditious pe- 
tition, having been a chief of the foot-soldiers (during 
the revolt) under the late Seignior van Brederode at 
Vianen and elsewhere, having exercised hostilities and 
made sale, with beat of drum, before the door of the 
cloister near the City of Hoom, of many pieces of furni- 
ture by his soldiers, which had been taken from the 
cloisters, poor people and other subjects of his Majesty, 
and having been before the City of Amsterdam with the 
intention of surprising that city by a false alarm. This 
decree was dated at Antwerp the last day of September, 
1568 (Sentences and Citations by the Duke of Alva, 1567- 
1572, from the manuscript by Jacob Mareus, Amster- 
dam, Henry Vieroot, Bookseller, 1735, 128-130). Melchior 
van Culenborch had died prior to Jan. 22, 1589, as at 
that date his wife was mentioned as "Elizabeth van 
Bronkhorst, widow of Melchior van Culenborch" (Diary 
of Arend van Buchell, 192). (His marriage and the 
names of his daughters and their marriages are mentioned 
in Batavia Illustrata by van Leuwen, 894; see also 
van der Aa's Biog. Die. for reference to Melchior van 
Kuilenburg; also Mss. pedigree of A. Shoemaker and that 
of Buchell, previously mentioned). Their children were: 

Amelyn, married Dirck Vyg, Seignior of Est. 

Anna, married first, Jan van Drongelen, second, Jan 
van Naeldwyk. 

Elizabeth, married Hugh Ruysch, 

Melchiora, married Captain Wigmonde, an English- 
man. 



58 VAN CULEMBORG 

HuiBERT VAN CuLEMBORG was the fourth son of 
Melchior van Culemborg and Bertha van Wije. He 
married Mary, daughter of Dierick van Yseren Geritsz.* 
(ped. 95), and his wife Agnies. Mary van Yseren's first 
husband was 0th Wessels. 

Oct. 28, 1553, before Coninck Henricxz' Aken Goirdtz 
and Baden, appeared our gracious Lady the Countess van 
Hoogstraten, as Lady van Culemborg, etc., and appointed 
Frederick die Coninck, BaiHff (Scholtus), in the matter 
which she had to do on behalf of the manor against 
Hilhgen Clevers' niece and Hubert van Culenborch 
Melchiorsz concerning certain complaints made by 
Hilligen to our Lady about the said Hubert van Culem- 
borch on October 22nd last. Act of Oct. 29, 1553 
(Protocol of powers of attorney of Culemborg, Dec. 14, 
1546, to May 4, 1555, IV. A 2, folio 269). 

Our gracious Lady aforesaid has empowered Jan 
Ruysch to be her advocate and interpreter in the laws 
concerning Hilligen Clevers and Hubert van Culem- 
borch Melchiorsz during said power. Act of Oct. 29, 
1553 (folio 270). 

In the month of November, 1553, before Reusch 
Henricxz appeared Hubert van Culemborch Melchiors- 
zoon and appointed Jan Huygen and Simon Otten gen- 
erally against our gracious Lady and Hillegont Clevers' 
niece for winning or losing. Act of Nov. 6, 1553 (foHo 
271.) 

April 27, 1559, Hubert van Culenborch Melchiorsz. 
was referred to as Judge (Richter), (See van Yseren, 
ped. 95). 

IV. A, No. 4, Letters of Attorney, 1 567-1 580, at Arn- 
hem (Culemborg Archives) : 

Appeared the Honorable Hendrick Bentnick, Bailiff at 
Worcum (Woudrichem) who has constituted Huibert 
van Culenborch Melchiorszoon, his uncle, Johan Batrens- 

*Rietstap: van Iseren. Pays de Zutphen. D'azur d la 
croix de Lorraine d'or, touchant les bords de Vecusson. Cimier, 
un sautoir d'or; ou une aigle issuant d' argent, becque d'or; ou, 
entre un vol d'or. 



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zoon and Jan Hoy gen attorneys. Act of October 28, 

1567- 

Jan. 7, 1572, appeared Wouter Michielsz who married 
Adrientken, daughter of Jan Babbarix, and constituted 
Gerrit van Culemborch Melchiorsz, Hubert van Culem- 
borch Melchiorsz and Johan Barten, etc. (IV, A 3, folio 
69). 

June II, 1572, appeared Jan de Rait and empowered 
Gerry t van Culemborch Melchiorsz, Hubert van Culem- 
borch Melchiorsz and Jan Huygen (folio 76). 

Jan. 20, 1575, appeared Lord Goert Jansz, Priest, with 
guardian and empowered Gerrit van Culemborch Mel- 
chiorsz and Hubert van Culemborch Melchiorsz, Willem 
Toosten, etc. (folio 105). 

Similar letters of attorney by various persons were 
issued to Hubert van Culenborch Melchiorszoon, Nov. 

8, 1567, May 30, 1568, July 7, 1568, Mch. 12, 1569, 
Mch. 17, 1571, July II, 1571, June 9, 1573, June 10, 

1573, Oct. 25, 1573, Nov. 3, 1573, Nov. 25, 1573, Jan. 7, 

1574, Mch. 29, 1574, Sept. 7, 1574, Nov. 24, 1574, Dec. 

9, 1574, Jan. 12, 157s, Jan. 29, 1575, Feb. 9, 1575, Mch. 
8, 1575, Mch. 13, 1575, Apl. 23, 1575 and May 14, 1575. 

May 18, 1575, before Gobelss Janss appeared Mary, 
widow of Cornelis Dircxz, and constituted Hubert van 
Culenborch Melchiorsz contra Jan Claess as Surety for 
Willem Gerritsen alias den Ruyter residing at Schalckwyck 
(Protocol of Powers of Attorney of Culemborch, 1567- 
1580, IV A 3, folio no). 

June 30, 1575, before Gobelss Janss, appeared Maria 
Cornelis Dirczs' widow with guardian and constituted 
Jan Huygen in place of Hubert van Culemborch, deceased, 
her late attorney, to prosecute her suit against Jan 
Claess as Surety for Willem Gerrytsen alias den Ruyter 
before this honorable Court (folio 112). 

Hubert van Culemborg died, therefore, between May 
18, 1575, and June 30, 1575. 

He and his wife Mary van Yseren (ped. 95) had issue: 
Melchior (who follows). 
Mary. 



60 VAN CULEMBORG 

IMelchior van Culemborg, son of Hubert van Culem- 
borg and Mary van Yseren or Iseren, was bom at Culem- 
borg about 1555. His grandfather Melchior van Culem- 
borg was appointed Stadtholder of Fiefs 1492, conse- 
quently he seems to have been born about 1470 and to 
have received that appointment when about twenty-two 
years of age in consequence of the influence of his family. 
As his son Hubert was fourth son and lived to 1575, and 
was actively engaged until such date, it is quite probable 
that he was not bom before 1510-1515 and, as he is referred 
to as married in 1555, it is likely that his son Melchior 
was not born before that date, although his sister Mary 
may have been born earlier. Melchior is the only son 
of Hubert that has been found. It has not been deter- 
mined how long he remained at Culemborg but in 1596 
he had been a resident at Weesel "for some time" as 
appears by the following reference : 

"We, Sheriff, Burgomasters, Judges and Council of the 
City of Culenborch, make known and certify each and 
all to the absolute truth of the statement, at the instance 
and request of Marye van Culenborch Hubertsz that her 
brother has been for some time a resident in the land of 
Cleve at Weesel and that the said Melchior was bom 
here at Culenborch in wedlock of his father and mother 
and that she has never heard that during his residence 
either here or elsewhere his conduct has been known to 
be otherwise than honest and as befits a pious man, and 
she requests therefore of everyone of whatever station 
they may be, to receive the said Melchior as such and 
that she holds her property in readiness to insure anyone 
against any loss he may sustain on account of her brother. 
In witness whereof we have confirmed the same with 
our aforesaid City Seal in the year of our Lord 1596, on 
the XXIV day of July, according to the old style." 
(Archives of Judges (Schepenen) of Culemborg, Arnhem, 
IV, A, No. 4, Powers of Attorney, 1 567-1 580). 

The record of his marriage has not been found, con- 
sequently, it has not been determined whether he married 
at Weesel but he did not marry at Deventer, as a most 



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thorough search at the latter place failed to find his 
marriage recorded in that city. His wife, however, was 
Anna Muls or Mulss, as appears in the baptismal records 
of his children at Deventer. The Baptismal books of 
the Protestants, Vol. I, 1591-1615, Civil Archives of 
Deventer, contain the following references of the children* 
baptized in the Reformed Church : 

28 March, 1602. Father, Melchoir van Culemborch, 
Mother, Anna Mulss, child, Sophia. 

2 November, 1603. Father, Melchior van Culenborch, 
Mother, Anna, child, Herman. 

26 February, 1605. Father, Melchior van Culenborch, 
Mother, Anna, child, Melchior. t 

25 August, 1607. Father, Melchior van Culenborch, 
Mother, Anna Muls, child, Sara. 

12 September, 16 13. Father, Melchyor van Cuilen- 
borch, Mother, Anna, child, Abram. 

Sophia van Culemborg, daughter of Melchior van 
Culemborg and his wife Anna Muls or Mulss, was born 
November 6, 1601 (Mss. pedigree of the de Carpentier 
Family in possession of Jonkheer Coenen van Graven- 
sloot, of Driebergen, Holland, referred to in Genealogy 
of the de Carpentier Family, by E. J. Sellers, Philadelphia, 
1909, 22), and was baptized at Deventer, March 28, 
1602, as previously stated. She married twice, as appears 
from the following references contained in Vol. H, 1624- 
1650, of Marriage Records, Civil Archives at Deventer: 

"(Recorded) Jan. 15, 1625, in the presence of Burgo- 
master Donckel and van Colck on behalf of the Clergy 
and the Church Wardens. Married March 15, 1625, 
Hans Coster, widower of the late Aeltjen van der Steghe, 

* The baptism of a son, Hubert, was not found, but the 
eldest child appears to have been of that name, as the marriage 
is recorded at ZwoUe, October, 1620, of Hubert van Cuylen- 
borch, bom at Deventer, to Anneken van Adessa, bom at Tulph. 

t He appears to have lived at Zwolle, as the birth is recorded 
there of Cornelia, daughter of Melchior van Cuylenborch and 
Anna Wilms, bom at Zwolle, October 20, 1628. 



62 VAN CULEMBORG 

Sophia van Culenborch, daughter of Melchior van 
Culenborch, both residing in the Groote Overstraat. 
(Signed) Hans Koester, Bridegroom. 

Safya van Kuelenborch, Bride." 

As the word "both" refers to the contracting parties, 
it is impossible to tell whether Melchior was living. He 
is not mentioned in the next reference from the same 
volume : 

"(Recorded) 26 May, 1627, in the presence of Burgo- 
master Verwer, the Ministers and Deputies. 

Johan de Carpentier, widower of Maria Hellincx, at 
Culenborch. 

Sophia van Culenborch, widow of the late Hans 
Coster, in the Groote Overstraat. 

Bridegroom not present. 

Safya van Keulenborch, Bride. 

Married at Culenborch," 

The date of the marriage at Culemborg was June 27, 
1627 (Mss. ped. of de Carpentier Family in possession 
of Jonkheer van Gravensloot previously mentioned). 

Johan de Carpentier* was son of Roeland de Car- 
pentier, of Dordrecht, and Josina van Hecke, and was 
born at Sandwich, England, June 8, 1577 (O. S.). Roe- 
land de Carpentier was Pensionary of Ypres and Counsel- 
lor to Prince William of Orange. Johan de Carpentier 
married first, at Liege, April 9, 1598 (N. S.), Maria, 
daughter of Servaes Hellincx and Catharina Crayers. 
She was born Mch. 20, 1581, and died Oct. 26, 1626. 
Oct. 19, 1 591, Johan de Carpentier went to Liege in 
order to acquire a commercial training. After his mar- 
riage he went to Aix-la-Chapelle, and from there to 
Middleburg Sep. 28, 1599, and from there to Dordrecht 
May 6, 1601. Nov. 21, 1609, he purchased a property 
at Dordrecht from Anthonis Blonck (Legal Archives, 
No. 751, folio I, Dordrecht). This property was con- 

* Rietstap : de Carpentier, Hollande. Ecartele: i et 4 de 
gueules a trois eperons d'or, la molette en bas {de Carpentier); 
2 et 2 de sable a dix losanges d'or, accolees et aboutees, j, 3, 3, et 
I {de Villers). Cimier, un lion issuant. 



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veyed by Johan de Carpentier to Johannes Bocardus, 
Minister, Oct. 25, 1625, and the same date he (Car- 
pentier) also conveyed to Cornelis Willemsz. Wens a 
garden and orchard in the Barony of Merwede (Legal 
Archives, No. 765, folio 131). Johan de Carpentier 
was an iron merchant at Dordrecht. He was educated 
in mathematics at Liege under the teachers of the Bish- 
opric of Liege. By his first marriage with Maria Hel- 
lincx, Johan de Carpentier had eleven children, one of 
whom was the Rev. Casparus de Carpentier, of Dord- 
recht, and member of the Classis of Amsterdam. 

The date of Johan de Carpentier's death has not been 
ascertained. 

At the time of his marriage to Sophia van Culemborg 
he was living at Culemborg. By this second marriage 
he had 

Maria (who follows), born May 6, 1628. 

Hubert, born June 25, 1629. 

Anna, born July 9, 1631. 

Melchior, born Jan. 19, 1633. 
(The foregoing information of Johan de Carpentier is 
from the Carpentier pedigree in possession of Jonkheer 
van Gravensloot.) 

Maria de Carpentier, born May 6, 1628, married 
Jean Paul Jaquet,* son of Pierre Paul Jaquet, of Niiren- 
berg, and Anna Maria, his wife. Jean Paul Jaquet had 
been in the service of the Dutch West India Company 
many years prior to sailing with his family to America 
in the ship "de grote Christoffel" in November, 1654 
{Documents relating to the Colonial History of New York, 
Vol. Xn, 87); April 13, 1655, he was commissioned 
Fire Warden of New Amsterdam {Reg. of New N ether - 
land, by O'Callaghan) ; Nov. 29, 1655, commissioned 
Vice- Director and Chief Magistrate on the South River 
of New Netherland {Doc. relating to Col. His. of N. Y., 
Vol. xn, 113) and served until April 20, 1657 {Ibid., 

*Rietstap: Jaquet, Geneva. D'azur au chevron, accompagne 
en chef de deux etoiles (5), enpointe d'un croissant, le tout d' argent. 



64 VAN CULEMBORG 

167-175); Mch. 26, 1669, he was confirmed by Governor 
Francis Lovelace in possession of certain land he had 
received during the Dutch administration (Dover, York 
Records, 217); May 23, 1671, again confirmed in pos- 
session of a lot in the Town of New Castle (Deeds, 
Wilmington, Liber A, Vol. I, 17); Feb. 22, 1682, re- 
ceived grant of land from Governor William Penn, and 
a warrant for a resurvey Feb. 3, 1684 {Pa. Ar., 2nd 
Sec, Vol. VII, 181); Sep. 23, 1676, commissioned a 
justice of the Court of New Castle County, Delaware, 
and recommissioned until his death in 1685; (Records 
of the Court during his tenure have been printed in full 
by the Colonial Society of Pennsylvania, 1904); elected 
Elder of Immanuel Church at New Castle Dec. 3, 1678 
(records of Church). His wife is mentioned as Maria de 
Carpentier in the baptismal record of their son Paul at 
the Dutch Reformed Church, New Amsterdam, July 
18, 1655 (Records of Church published in New York 
Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. V, 154). In 
a letter of Joh. Megapolensis and Samuel Drisuis written 
at New Amsterdam Aug. 5, 1657, to the Classis of 
Amsterdam concerning the conditions of affairs in New 
Netherland "Commandant at Fort Casimir named Jan 
Pauluszen Jacquet" is referred to as the "brother-in-law 
of Domine Casparus de Carpentier" {Doc. rel. to the Col. 
His. of N. Y., Vol. Ill, 69-72). "Peter, Jan & Paul 
Jacquet, 3 persons" were returned in the list of taxables 
within the jurisdiction of the Court at New Castle, 
November, 1677 (Court Records, Liber A, 197-201); 
they were again mentioned March 25, 1678 {History of 
Delaware, by J. Thomas Scharf, page 153); Jean Paul 
Jacquet, Peter Jaquet and Jan Jaquet, Junior, took oath 
of allegiance to the English Government February 22, 
1683 {Scharf, page 612); February 18, i68f, "John 
Jaquet and 2 sons" were mentioned in the list of taxa- 
bles of New Castle County {Scharf, 396); Jean Paul 
Jacquet died in the interim of this reference and that 
of July 20, 1685, when "upon ye petition of ye sons 
of Jean Paul Jaquet, deceased, that no other person 



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might keep a ferry on their land but themselves, the 
Court do inform the petitioners they have already 
disposed of the said ferry according to law" (Court 
Docket, Liber B, 379). For full account of Jean Paul 
Jaquet and his descendants, Genealogy of the Jaquett 
Family, Revised Edition, by Edwin Jaquet Sellers, 
Philadelphia, 1907. 

Jean Paul Jaquet and his wife Maria de Carpentier 
had 

Peter (who follows). 
Jan (who follows). 

Paul, whose baptism is recorded in the records of 
the Dutch Reformed Church, New York City, 
published in the New York Genealogical and 
Biological Record, Vol. V, 154: "July 18, 1655. 
Ouders, Jan Pauluszen Jaket, Maria Carpentier; 
Kenders, Paulus, Getuygen, Jan de Jong, 
Maria Hendricks." Paul Jaquet settled at Penn's 
Neck, Salem County, New Jersey. In his will 
dated July 24, 1701, probated Dec. 9, 1702, he 
mentions his "brother John's sons, Peter and 
Cornelius" (Salem Wills, Liber 3, 148). 

Peter Jaquet was born, it is assumed, near the date 
of his brother Paul's baptism, 1655, and married Inge- 
borg, daughter of Dr. Tymen Stiddem (later Stidham) 
who is mentioned in his will, dated Feb. i, 1686, pro- 
bated April 24, 1686 (Wills at Wilmington, Liber A, 73; 
Allied Families of Delaware, by Edwin Jaquett Sellers, 
Philadelphia, 1901, see "Stidham Family"). Ingeborg 
is also mentioned in the following epitaph: "In memory 
of Ingeborg Stidham, daughter of Peter and Ingeborg 
Jaquet, born Oct. 12, 1690; married Lucas Stidham 
Oct. 26th, 1715; departed this life April 4, 1728 {Original 
Settlements on the Delaware, by Benjamin Ferris, 187, 
Holy Trinity, "Old Swedes' Church"). Aug. 18, 1697, 
Hendrick and Jurien Jansen, heirs and survivors of 
Jurien Jansen, conveyed land to Peter and Paul Jaquet, 
heirs and survivors of John Jaquet, late of the County 
of New Castle (Deeds at Wilmington, Liber K, Vol. I, 



66 VAN CULEMBORG 

314). As John Jaquet, Junior, was not included as a 
grantee it is assumed he had died. July 4, 1699, Peter 
Jaquet was one of the subscribers for building Holy 
Trinity, "Old Swedes' Church," at Wilmington (Records 
of Church, 45). He seems to have married a second 
time as appears by the following baptismal reference at 
"Old Swedes' Church" (Records, 187): 

"Zacharias Didriksson and wife Hellena's child Zach- 
arias, baptized 24th of January, 17 13; sponsors, Cor- 
nelius Comelisson, from the other side of the river, 
Johan Peter Mansson, Peter Jaquett's wife Mariah 
and the late Johan van der Ver's daughter Judith." 

Peter Jaquet was appointed Warden of Immanuel 
Church at New Castle, 1715, and was also a member 
of the vestry the same year (Church Records), which 
is the last reference found of him. He and his wife 
Ingeborg resided at Swanwick, which was near the 
Town of New Castle. They had 

Peter Jaquet, Junior, the date of whose birth can 
only be approximated by reference to the date of his 
sister Ingeborg's birth, Oct. 12, 1690 (epitaph previously 
mentioned). Jan. 6, 1707, Nicholas Lockyer, of Swan- 
wick, New Castle County, conveyed to Peter Jaquet, 
Junior, of Swanwick, a tract of land called "Fernhook 
or Fynnehook" (Deeds, Wilmington, Liber C, Vol. I, 
87). His wife's Christian name was Ann, who after 
Peter Jaquet's death, married a Dushane as appears by 
her will dated Feb. 15, 174I, probated April 6, 1748 
(Wills, Liber G, Vol. I, 106), in which she is styled as 
Ann Deushane, of Swanhook, New Castle County, 
spinster. She bequeathed her estate equally among her 
sons John, Peter and youngest son Joseph Jaquet, and 
her daughters Judith, Mary, Catherine, Susanna, and 
her grandchild Ann Jaquet, daughter of her deceased 
son Nicholas Jaquet. She appointed her son Peter 
Jaquet sole executor. Witnesses, Nathaniel Silsbee and 
Peter Stidham (the former having married testatrix's 
daughter Judith). 



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The record of the death of Peter Jaquet, Junior, has 
not been found but it is assumed that it was shortly after 
the date of his will, Jan. 3, 1726 (which does not seem to 
have been recorded), referred to in a conveyance Dec. 14, 
1748, by his son Joseph Jaquet, of New Castle Hundred 
and County, to John Jaquet, of the same place, in which 
it is mentioned that Peter Jaquet, late of Swan wick in said 
County in his will dated January 3, 1726, bequeathed to 
his aforesaid son Joseph Jaquet certain land purchased 
of Colonel John French, which land, with other land, the 
said Joseph Jaquet conveyed to John Jaquet aforesaid 
(Deeds, Wilmington, Liher Q, Vol. I, 164). 

Joseph Jaquet, son of Peter Jaquet, Junior, and 
Ann his wife, was born prior to 1726; married April 17, 
1750, at "Old Swedes' Church," Wilmington, by Rev. 
Israel Acrelius, Susanna, daughter of Peter and Martha 
Jaquet (Records of Church, 685). Aug. 19, 1756, 
Joseph Jaquet, of the Town of New Castle, and Susanna 
his wife, conveyed to Thomas Jaquet, of the Hundred 
and County of New Castle, certain land (Deeds, Wil- 
mington, Liher Y, Vol. I, 444). Nov. 15, 1757, Joseph 
Jaquet, of same place, and Susanna his wife, conveyed 
to William Bedford, of Philadelphia, certain land (Deeds, 
Wilmington, Liher S, Vol. I, 503). 

John Jaquet, Junior, son of Governor Jean Paul 
Jaquet and his wife Maria de Carpentier, was born, it is 
assumed, near the date of his brother Paul's baptism, 
1655; married the daughter of Peter Teunis de Witt* 
and Anneita his wife. March 14, 1684, John Jaquet, 
the younger, proved the will of Peter Teunis de Witt, of 
Swanwick near the Town of New Castle, dated Sep. 
26, 1683, in which Anneita the wife is mentioned, but 
the record of the probate says, "And whereas Annieta 
the widow of the said Peter Teunis de Witt, in the 

* Rietstap : de Witt, Dordrecht. De Sinople a un lievre courant, 
poursuivi d'un levrier, tous deux en chef, et un chien braque 
courant en pointe, levant la tete vers le lievre; le tout d' argent. 
Cimier le lievre, issuant; entere un vol de Sinople et d'argent. 



68 VAN CULEMBORG 

aforementioned will expressed, is since hereof also de- 
ceased and none of ye children as yet attained to age, 
save one of the daughters married to the aforesaid John 
Jaquet, the administration is therefore unto him granted" 
(Wills 1683 to 1713, Wilmington, 8). March 30, 1685, 
Artman Haym, of Swanwick, conveyed to John Jaquet, 
Junior, a tract of land on the Pirt Hooke in said county 
(Deeds, Wilmington, Liber A, Vol. I, 112). April 30, 
1685, the bond of William Jute, of New Castle County, 
was given to John Jaquet, of Swanwick, Administrator 
of Peter de Witt (Deeds, Wilmington, Liber K, Vol. I, 
III). John Jaquett, Junior, appears to have died prior 
to Aug. 18, 1697, as he was not included as a grantee at 
that date in the conveyance by the Jansen heirs to the 
heirs of Jean Paul Jaquet (supra). He and his wife 
. . . .de Witt had a son Peter who was mentioned with 
his brother Cornelius as sons of "my brother John 
Jaquet" in the will of the latter 's brother Paul 
(supra). The Christian name of Peter Jaquet's wife 
was Martha, as appears by the following: 

"Baptisms 1720. Peter Jaquett and wife Marta's 
child Maria, born March 12th, baptized March 19th." 
("Old Swedes' Church" Records, 259.) 

"Baptisms 1724. Peter Jaquett and wife Marta's 
child Marta, born January 16, baptized May 10" (Ibid., 
286). 

Peter Jaquet was a member of Immanuel Church at 
New Castle, his pew being No. 14, June 10, 1728 (Re- 
cords of Church, 108). Feb. 8, 1729, William Maslander, 
late of New Castle County, and Alice his wife conveyed 
to Peter Jaquet, of Swanwick, County aforesaid, a tract 
of land on the South Side of Christiana Creek (Liber G, 
Vol. I, 188). April I, 1730, Paul Jaquet, of New Castle 
County, conveyed land to Peter and Anthony Jaquet, 
of same county (Deeds, Wilmington, Liber I, Vol. I, 219). 
Dec. 15, 1735, the same Paul conveyed land to the same 
Peter Jaquet (Liber N, Vol. I, 107). Paul and Peter 
were brothers. The record of Peter Jaquet's death has 
not been found. Aug. 19, 1756, Joseph Jaquet, of the 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 69 

Town of New Castle, and Susanna his wife conveyed 
land to Thomas Jaquet, of the Hundred and County 
of New Castle, in which deed the conveyance by 
Paul Jaquet to Peter and Anthony Jaquet is referred 
to and it further recites that the said Peter be- 
queathed his portion to his children Peter, Thomas, 
Martha and Susanna who, with her husband the 
said Joseph Jaquet, conveys her share {Liber Y, Vol. 
I, 444). 

Joseph Jaquet was commissioned as Third Lieutenant 
April 6, 1776, First Battalion, Captain Lewis Farmer's 
Company, Pennsylvania Rifle Regiment, Colonel Samuel 
Miles; promoted to Second Lieutenant May 28, 1776; 
killed in battle on Long Island Aug. 27, 1776 {Pennsyl- 
vania Archives, Second Series, Vol. X, 201). Aug. 21, 1778, 
administration was granted on his estate to John Young 
and John David Willpert (Philadelphia probates. Liber 
I, 10) . After his death his widow married Hance Jaquett, 
Oct. 28, 1783. The record of her death has not been 
found. Her will was dated Nov. 5, 1799, in which she 
mentioned her son Thomas Jaquett, her grandson 
Joseph Jaquett and her granddaughter Rachel Jacquett; 
she appointed Dr. Joseph Pfeiffer, of the Northern Liber- 
ties, Philadelphia, and his daughter Elizabeth Loughead 
of the same place, widow, executors (Philadelphia pro- 
bates, Liber 17, 182). 

Lieutenant Joseph Jaquet and his wife Susanna Jaquet 
had 

Thomas (who follows). 

Rachel, who married Joseph Wilde, April 29, 1778, 
at the "Old Swedes' Church," Wilmington, the 
Rev. Lawrence Girelius performing the ceremony 
(Records of Church, 749). 

Thomas Jaquett, of Philadelphia, was born 1761; 
married November 11, 1791, Mary, daughter of Doctor 
Francis Joseph Pfeiffer, of Philadelphia, and his wife 
Ann Margaret Becker, at the Second Presbyterian 
Church, Philadelphia (Records of Church, also Marriages 
in Pennsylvania prior to 1800, 575; Genealogy of Dr. 



70 VAN CULEMBORG 

Francis Joseph Pjeifer and his descendants, by Edwin 
Jaquett Sellers, Philadelphia, 1899). Thomas Jaquett 
was a merchant. He died July 7, 1828 (Record of 2nd 
Pres. Ch.)- His wife was born July 22, 1764, and bap- 
tized May 14, 1794 (Ibid.); died March 16, 1796, and 
was buried in her father's private burial ground, but her 
remains were removed January 23, 1851. to South 
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia. After the death of 
his first wife, Thomas Jaquett married, May 15, 1799 
(Records of 2nd Pres. Ch. ; Marriages in Penna., 575), 
Temperance, widow of Dr. Samuel Kennedy and daughter 
of Job and Phebe Smith, of Alloways Creek, Salem 
County, New Jersey. She was born 1767; married Dr. 
Samuel Kennedy, September 22, 1791 (Pennsylvania 
Archives, Second Series, Vol. IX, 577). Dr. Kennedy 
died at Charleston, South Carolina. She died February 
25, 1824 (2nd Pres. Ch. Rec.) and was buried in the 
Second Presbyterian Churchyard, Philadelphia. 

Thomas Jaquett by his first wife Mary Pfeiffer had 
issue : 

Joseph (who follows) . 

Rachel, born at Philadelphia, September i, 1792; 
baptized October 25, 1792 (2nd Pres. Ch. Rec); 
married February 13, 181 7, Rev. William Bryant. 
He was born June 19, 1780; rector of the Church 
of the Epiphany, Philadelphia; died December 12, 
1841; she died November 2, 1856. Both were 
buried at the Church of the Epiphany, but their 
remains were subsequently removed to Ivy Hill 
Cemetery, Mt. Airy, Philadelphia. (For de- 
scendants, see Jaquett Genealogy.) 

Rev. Joseph Jaquett was bom at Philadelphia, 
March 11, 1794; baptized May 14, 1794 (2nd Pres. Ch. 
Rec), married at St. Peter's Prot. Epis. Ch., Philadel- 
phia, by Bishop William White, December 3, 1829, 
Elizabeth, daughter of Fen wick (called Finnix) Stretcher 
(see Allied Families, supra) and his wife Elizabeth, 
daughter of Peter Jaudon and his wife Ann McCue 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 71 

(see Jaudon Genealogy, Philadelphia, 1890, by Edwin 
Jaquett Sellers). He was ordained as a deacon of the 
Prot. Epis. Church by Bishop William White, November 
16, 182 1, and as a priest December 22, 1822, He was 
rector of St. James the Greater at Bristol, Pennsylvania, 
and later of St. Matthew's at Francisville, Philadelphia. 
He revised the first American edition of the Hebrew 
Bible, published in 1849, in the preface of which his 
scholastic attainment is referred to. The title of the 
work is as follows : 

BIBLIA HEBRAICA 

SECUNDUM EDITIONES 

JOS. ATHIAE, JOANNIS LEUSDEN, 
JO. SIMONIS ALIORUMQUE, 

INPRIMIS 

EVERARDI VAN DER HOOGHT, 

D. HENRICI OPITII, ET WOLFII HEIDENHEIM, 

CUM ADDITIONIBUS 

CLAIRQUE MASORETICA ET RABBINICA 

AUGUSTI HAHN 

NUNC DENUO RECOGNITA ET EMENDATA AB 

ISAAC LEESER, V. D. M. 

ET JOSEPHO JAQUETT, V. D. M., 

presbyter prot. epis. ecclesiae, u. s. 

editio stereotypa. 

philadelphiae: 

sumptibus joannis w. moore. 

novi eboraci: joannis wiley. 

typis johnson et soc. philadelphiae. 

1849. 

Rev. Joseph Jaquett was distinguished for his knowl- 
edge of Oriental languages. (For a full account of him 
see Jaquett Genealogy.) He died May 24, 1869, and 
was buried May 26, 1869, in the Stretcher vault at St. 
Peter's Prot. Epis. Church, Philadelphia. His wife was 
born at Philadelphia, December 27, 1802; baptized at 
St. Peter's, May 24, 1805; died May 25, 1882, and was 



72 VAN CULEMBORG 

buried in the same vault with her husband. They had 
issue : 

Finnix Stretcher, M.D., born September 12, 1831; of 
the class of 1849, University of Pennsylvania; 
graduate of the Medical College of Pennsylvania, 
March 4, 1854; surgeon in the Sixty-fifth Penn- 
sylvania Regiment, Fifth Cavalry, being mustered 
into service December 22, 1861; resigned Febru- 
ary 24, 1862 {History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 
by Bates, Vol. II, 577); died December 11, 1870: 
buried in Stretcher vault, St. Peter's, Philadelphia, 
December 13, 1870. 

Anna Frances (who follows). 

Joseph Pfeiffer, born at Philadelphia, 1841; baptized 
at St. Peter's, July 9, 1841; died November 24, 
1852; buried in Stretcher vault, November 26, 
1852. 

Anna Frances Jaquett was bom at Philadelphia, 
Jan. 23, 1838; married at St. Peter's, July 22, 1858, 
David Wampole Sellers, son of Samuel Sellers and his 
w^ife Barbara Ann Wampole (see Partial Genealogy of the 
Sellers and Wampole Families of Pennsylvania, by Edwin 
Jaquett Sellers, Philadelphia, 1903), the Rev. Dr. William 
H. Odenheimer, subsequently Bishop of Pennsylvania, 
performing the ceremony. David Wampole Sellers was 
born at Philadelphia, May 11, 1833; admitted to the 
Philadelphia Bar May 11, 1854; died Dec. 24, 1901, and 
was buried in the Stretcher vault at St. Peter's. In 
1857 T. and J. W. Johnson & Co., of Philadelphia, pub- 
Ushed "A Practical Treatise on the Law of Carriers of 
Goods and Passengers by Land, Inland Navigation and 
in Ships. With an Appendix of Statutes and Forms of 
Pleadings. ByTomson Chitty, Esq., and Ledfric Temple, 
Esq., Barristers-at-Law. With notes and References to 
the American decisions by David W. Sellers." May 13, 
1858, he was appointed Assistant City Solicitor of 
Philadelphia, which office he held until January i, 1866; 
Aug. 3, 1 86 1, commissioned by Governor Andrew G. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 73 

Curtin as Judge Advocate, with rank of Major, 
having been appointed by Brigadier-General Augustus 
James Pleasanton, commanding the Home Guard, 
to serve until the second Monday of October, 
1861; in 1865 he became Counsel for the Union 
Passenger Railway Company, the Chestnut and Wal- 
nut Passenger Railway Company and the Continental 
Railway Company and continued to represent them 
after their consolidation as the Union Traction Com- 
pany; May 8, 1876, appointed by the Board of 
Judges a Commissioner of Fairmount Park; and Dec. 
8, 1899, was elected President of the Commission; 
Dec. 24, 1879, appointed Solicitor of the Penn- 
sylvania Railroad Company, which position he held 
until his death; Dec. 15, 1881, appointed Solicitor 
of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Rail- 
road Company and of the Philadelphia and Baltimore 
Central Railroad Company, which positions he also 
held until his death; Aug. 26, 1885, commissioned by 
Governor Robert E. Pattison as an aide-de-camp on 
his staff, with rank of Lieutenant-Colonel, and served 
throughout his administration; Feb. 16, 1887, elected 
Vice-Provost of the Law Academy of Philadelphia; 
May 28, 1887, appointed General Counsel at Philadel- 
phia of the American Surety Company; Jan. 14, 1892, 
elected one of the Managers of the Zoological So- 
ciety; Jan. 3, 1895, elected Chairman of the Conven- 
tion to revise the rules of the Democratic Party of 
Philadelphia; President several years of the Young 
Men's Democratic Association of Philadelphia; Dec. 5, 
1899, elected Vice-Chancellor of the Law Association 
of Philadelphia (for fuller account see Sellers Genealogy, 
supra) . 

David Wampole Sellers and his wife Ann Frances 
Jaquett had issue : 

Anna Frances, born at Philadelphia, Aug. 16, 1859; 
married at the residence of her father April 21, 
1892, by the Rev. Samuel Gregory Lyons, Rector 
of the Church of the Beloved Disciple, New York, 



74 VAN CULEMBORG 

N. Y., Edward Page Vogels. He was born at 
Philadelphia April 2, 1855. They had 

Eleanor Stockton, born at Atlantic City, New 

Jersey, Sep. 19, 1896. 
David Sellers, born at Atlantic City, June 20, 
1900. 
Elizabeth Louisa, born at Philadelphia Mch. 21, 
1861 ; married at the residence of her mother Oct. 
28, 1903, by the Rev. Richard H. Nelson, D.D., 
Rector of St. Peter's Prot. Epis. Church, Phila- 
delphia, Peter Marshall. He was born at Brun- 
nerton. New Zealand, July 8, 1869. They reside at 
Shanghai, China. 
Mary, bom at Philadelphia, Dec. 31, 1862; married 
at St. Peter's, Philadelphia, June 3, 1895, by the 
Rev. J. Lewis Parks, D.D., George Howard Stir- 
ling, of Baltimore County, Maryland. He was 
born April 25, i860. They reside at Baltimore. 
They had 

David Sellers, born Aug. 16, 1896. 
Philip Sellers, born June i, 1898. 
Francis Elder, bom Jan. 21, 1901. 
Florence, born at Philadelphia, April 22, 1864; mar- 
ried June 2, 1885, at St. Peter's, Philadelphia, by 
the Rev. Thomas F. Davies, D.D., Marcellus Coxe, 
of Philadelphia. He was born at Philadelphia 
Nov. 7, 1857. They had 

Francis Travis, born at Philadelphia, Mch. 13, 

1889; entered the diplomatic service of the 

United States as Second Secretary of the 

American Legation at Havana, Cuba, and 

later appointed Secretary of the Legation at 

Honduras, Central America; married, at 

Havana, Aug. 14, 19 14, Mercedes, daughter 

of Thomas B. de Maderos of that place. 

Edwin Jaquett, born at Philadelphia, July 25, 1865; 

graduate of the University of Pennsylvania June 

15, 1886, with degree of A.B. ; June 5, 1889, degrees 

of A.M. and LL.B.; admitted to the Philadelphia 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 75 

Bar June 15, 1889; assisted in the compilation of 
Vol. II. of the Salutes at Large of Pennsylvania, 
from 1681-1801, published in 1896, in the preface 
of which he is referred to; appointed Jan. i, 1902, 
one of the Solicitors of the Pennsylvania Railroad 
Company; married June 6, 1894, at St. Peter's, 
Philadelphia, by the Rev. J. Lewis Parks, D.D., 
Blanche Bingham, daughter of Michael Ehret, 
of Philadelphia, and his wife Ellen Cathcart. 
She was born at Philadelphia Oct. 15, 1871. 
They had 

Ellen Jaquett, bom at Philadelphia, Mch. 6, 
1895; married at St. Peter's Prot. Epis. 
Church, Philadelphia, April 26, 191 5, by 
the Rev. Dr. Edward M. Jefferys, Richard 
Coxe, son of George McCall, of Philadel- 
phia, and Mildred Carter, his wife. He was 
bom at Philadelphia, Feb. 12, 1888. 
Charles Jaquett, born at Philadelphia Mch. 21, 1867 ; 
died Feb. 9, 1868; buried in Stretcher vault at St. 
Peter's, Philadelphia. 
Sydney Jaquett, born at Philadelphia Nov. 29, 1868; 
died at Atlantic City, New Jersey, Aug. 21, 1887; 
buried Aug. 24, 1887, in Stretcher vault at St. 
Peter's, Philadelphia. 
Agnes, born at Philadelphia July 21, 1873; married 
at the residence of her brother, Edwin Jaquett 
Sellers, Philadelphia, Nov. 26, 1904, by the Rev. 
W. W. Groton, D.D., Assistant Rector of St. 
Peter's, Philadelphia, Clinton Millingar Bidwell, 
of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She died at Phila- 
delphia May 19, 1906, and was buried May 21, 
1906, in the Stretcher vault at St. Peter's, Phila- 
delphia. He was born May 24, 1858 (see Bid- 
well Genealogy in American Ancestry, by Joel 
Munsell's Sons, Albany, New York, Vol. IX, 6). 
They had 

Clinton Millingar, born at Philadelphia, Mch. 
30, 1906. 



76 VAN CULEMBORG 



Baldwin I, or Baldericus, Count of Cleve,* who died 
822 (ped. i) ; married Hildegardis, daughter of Louis, 
Count of Aquitane, and had 

EvERHARD, who succeeded his brother Lodewyk as 
Count of Cleve in 827; died 835; married Bertha, 
daughter of Lodewyk, Duke of Bavaria, and had 

St. Luitardus, Count of Cleve, who died 881 ; married 
Bertha, daughter of the Emperor Arnold (ped. 3), and had 

Baldwin II, or Baldericus, Count of Cleve, who died 
917 ; married Mechteld, daughter of the Duke of Saxony, 
and had 

Arnold, Count of Cleve, who died 962; married 
Cunigund, daughter of the Landgrave of Duringen, and 
had 

A daughter, who married Theodoric, Count of Teister- 
bant and Hoey (ped. 2). 

3 

Charlemagne, Emperor of the West,t who died 814, 
married Hildegardis, daughter of Childebrant, Duke of 
Swabia, and had 

Louis, le Debonnaire, Emperor and King of France, 
who died 840; married Hermengarde, daughter of In- 
gram, Count of Hasbania in Saxony, and had 

Louis, Germanicus, King of Germany, who died 876; 
married Emma, of Spain, and had 

Carloman, King of Bavaria, who became Emperor 
879; died 880; by Litvinde had 

Arnold, Duke of Carinthia, King of Bavaria and 
Emperor, who died 899; married Ode, daughter of 
Theodon, Count of Bavaria, and had 

* Anderson, 347; Betham, 562; Slichtenhorst's His. of 
Gelderland, 1654, 470. 

\UArt. XVI, 95; Anderson, 216; Betham, 402. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 77 

Berthe, who married St. Luitardus, Count of Cleve 
(ped. 2). 

4 

Gerulfe, or Geolof,* to whom in 839 the Emperor 
Louis le Debonnaire granted lands in Westergo, had 

Gerulfe, or Genulfe, Count of Friesland, who in 
889 received lands from Emperor Arnold in Friesland; 
married Magteld, sister of Hugano, Count of Zanten 
{Oudheusden, 2-4). She married second, Siegebert, Duke 
of Guyenne. Magteld and Gerulfe had 

Waltgaire, or Walgere, who became Count of Teis- 
terbant in right of his wife, the Countess of Teisterbant 
and Hoey (ped. i). Magteld and Siegebert had 

Theodoric I, Count of Holland and Zeeland and Lord 
of Friesland, living 922, was son of Siegebert, Duke of 
Guyenne, and Magteld, widow of Gerulfe, Count of 
Friesland; married Geva or Gerberga, daughter of Pepin, 
Count of Senlis and Valois, brother of Herbert I, Count 
de Vermandois (ped. 5). They had 

Theodoric H, Count of Holland and Zeeland and Lord 
of Friesland, who died 988; married Hildegarde, daughter 
of Vicinan le Vieux, brother of Herman Billung, Duke of 
Saxony (ped. 6). Vicinan's wife was Mathilda, daughter 
of Arnold, Count of Alost. They had 

Arnold, le Grand, Count of Holland and Zeeland and 
Lord of Friesland, who died 1003 or 4; married Luit- 
garde, daughter of Sigefroi, first Count of Luxemburg 
(ped. 7), and had 

Gertrude, who married Ludolph, Margrave of Sax- 
ony, Count of Brunswick (ped. 17). 
Simon (who follows) . 

Simon or Siward, first Lord van Teylingen, who mar- 
ried the daughter of Jan, Lord van Althena, and had 

*L'Art. XIV, 410; Anderso7t, 351; Betham, 566; Balen's 
History oj Dordrecht, 1677, 1251; Slichtenhorst's His. oj Gel- 
derland, 1654, 60. 



78 VAN CULEMBORG 

A daughter, who married Henry, Lord van Bosichem 
and van Culemborg (ped. i). 



Charlemagne, Emperor,* who died 814, married 
Hildegarde, daughter of Childebrand, Duke of Swabia, 
and had 

Charlemagne, Emperor, who died 814, married Hilde- 
garde, daughter of Childebrand, Duke of Swabia, and had 

Pepin, King of Italy, who died 810; married Berthe, 
daughter of WiUiam, Count of Tholouse, and had 

Bernard, King of Italy, who died 818; by Cuneconde 
had 

Pepin, who was deprived of Italy by Emperor Louis 
le Dehonnaire and received a part of Vermandois and the 
Seigneuries of St. Quentin and Peronne (the title of Count 
de Vermandois having been attributed to him without 
authority); living 834; had 

Pepin, Count of Senlis and Valois, living 893 ; had 

Geva or Gerberga, who married Theodoric I, Count 
of Holland (ped. 4). 



BiLLUNG, Seigneur of Stubenskomf in the land of 
Luneburg, had 

ViciNAN, le Vieux, brother of Herman Billung, Duke 
of Saxony, who married Mathilda, daughter of Arnold, 
Count d'Alost, and had 

Hildegarde, who married Theodoric II, Count of 
Holland (ped. 4). 

*L'Art. V, 439, 454; XII, 177; XIV, 410; Anderson, 216. 
^L'Art. XVI, 147; Anderson, 241; Betham, 427, 429. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 79 

7 

WiLDERic, or WiGERic, a Count in Ardennes,* had 

SiGEFROi, first Count of Luxembourg, who died 998; 
married Hedwig and had 

LuiTGARDE, who married Arnold, Count of Holland 
(ped. 4). 



GoswiN I, Siegneur de Henisberg and de Fauquemont,t 
descended from the Seigneurs de Wassenberg, originally 
of Flanders, died towards the beginning of the twelfth 
century; married Ode, daughter of Sigefroi, Count de 
Walbeck, and had 

Gerard, Seigneur de Henisberg, who married Ermen- 
garde, daughter of Theodoric, Count de Plocek, (ped. 
9) , and Mathilde, widow of Udon H, Margrave de Stade, 
who died 1106, and had 

Aleid, who married Roelof, seventh Lord van Bo- 
sichem (ped. i). 



AziBO, last Lord of Ascania and Ballenstadt, f died 787; 
married Hasale, sister of Witekind the Great, Duke of 
Saxony (ped. 13), and had 

Beringerus, Count of Ascania, who died 797; mar- 
ried Hadmunda, daughter of Henry I, Count of Henne- 
berg, and had 

Albert, Count of Ascania, who died 820; married 
Richarda, daughter of Poppo I, Count of Henneberg, 
son of Henry I aforesaid (Betham, 532), and had 

Poppo, Count of Ascania, who died 830; married Cune- 
winde, of the Carolinian blood, and had 

*UArt. XIV, 132. 

^L'Art. XIV, 329; XVI, 244, 390. 

X Betham, 450, 523. 



80 VAN CULEMBORG 

Albert II, Count of Ascania, who died 862; married 
Cunegilda, Countess of Wettin (ped. 10), and had 

Otto II, Count of Ascania, who died 882; married 
Irmengardis, a Countess of Holstein, and had 

Albert III, Count of Ascania, who died 899; married 
Luitgarda, Countess of Rengelheim, and had 

Magdalene, who married Sigfridus, Count of Rin- 
gelheim and Oldenburg, first Margrave of Bran- 
denburg (ped, 11). 
Sigfrid (who follows). 

SiGFRiD, Count of Ascania, who died 953; married 
Countess of Reveningen, daughter of Otto, Count of 
Reveningen {Betham, 435), and had 

Albert IV, Count of Ascania, who married Dilburg, 
daughter of Sigfrid, Count of Oldenburg (ped. 11), and had 

Waldemar, Senior, Count of Ascania, who married 
Catherine of Schwartzburg, and had 

SiGiSMUND, Count of Ascania, who married Anne, 
heiress of Soltwedel and Wolpe, daughter of Albert VI, 
Margrave of Soltwedel and Old Mark (ped. 12), and had 

Ernest, Margrave of Soltwedel and Count of Ascania, 
who married Hildegardis, daughter of Henry III, Mar- 
grave of Stade (ped. 16), and had 

Esicus VI, Margrave of Soltwedel, who married Mech- 
teld, daughter of Egbert, Margrave of Saxony (ped. 17), 
and had 

Otto VIII, Dives, Margrave of Soltwedel and Branden- 
burg, who died 11 23; married EHcke, Heiress of Saxony 
and daughter of Magnus, last Duke of Saxony of the 
race of Billung (ped. 20), and had 

Theodoric, Count of Plocek, who married Mathilde, 
widow of Udon II, Margrave de Stade, and had 

Ermengardis, who married, first. Otto II, Count of 
Stade and Ditmarsh; second, Gerard, Seigneur de 
Heinsberg (ped. 8). 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 81 

10 

WiTEKiND, the Great, Duke of Saxony,* died 807 (ped. 
13) ; married Svatana of Bohemia and had 

WiTEKiND II, Count of Wettin, near Halla, who died 
825; married JuHana, or Yolantha, daughter of Theo- 
doric, Count of Rochlitz, and had 

DiETGREMUs, Count of Wettin and Burgrave of 
Zorbig, who married Bossena, Countess of Pleissen, and 
had 

CuNiCHiLDA, or Cunigunda, who married Albert II, 
Count of Ascania, who died 862 (ped. 9.) 



11 

WiTEKiND, the Great, Duke of Saxony, f died 807 (ped. 
13); married Svatana of Bohemia and had 

WiGBERT, Duke of Saxony, who died 825; married 
Scindacilla, daughter of Ratbodus, King of Friesland, 
and had 

Walbert, Count of Ringelheim, first Count of Olden- 
burg, who died 856; married Altburgis, daughter and 
heiress of Lesmona, and had 

Theodoric, Count of Ringelheim and Oldenburg, 
who died 920; married Ludomilla, Countess of Rochlitz, 
or Hedwig, Countess of Cleve, and had 

SiGFRiDus, Count of Ringelheim and Oldenburg, first 
Margrave of Brandenburg, who died 940 or 946 ; married 
Magdalene, daughter of Albert III, Count of Ascania 
(ped. 9), and had 

DiLBURG, or Dietburgie, who married Albert IV, 
Count of Ascania (ped. 9). 

*Betham, 401, 435. 

\ Anderson, 197; Betham, 385, 428. 



82 VAN CULEMBORG 

12 

Albert IV, Count of Ascania* (ped. 9), married Dil- 
burg, or Dietburgie (ped. 11), and had 

Albert V, Count of Ascania, who married Hilda, 
heiress of Wolpe. and had 

Albert VI, Margrave of Soltwedel and Old Mark in 
Brandenburg, who married Tetburga, daughter of Dedo 
Count of Wettin (ped. 13), and had 

Anne, heiress of Soltwedel and Wolpe, who married 
Sigismund, Count of Ascania (ped. 9). 

13 

Wernicke, King of Saxony,t died 768; married 
Gunilda, of the Isle of Rugen, and had 

Witekind I, the Great, King of Saxony and first Duke 
of the Saxons; conquered by Charlemagne, who allowed 
him to use the title of Duke of Engern and Westphalia; 
died 807; married Svatana of Bohemia, and had 

Witekind II, Count of Wettin, who died 825; married 
JuHana, or Yolantha, daughter of Theodoric, Count of 
Rochlitz, and had 

DiETGREMus, Count of Wettin and Burgrave of Zorbig, 
who married Bossena, Countess of Pleissen, and had 

DiTMARUS I, Count of Wettin and Burgrave of Zor- 
big, who died 933; married Willa, daughter of Otto, 
Count of Reveningen, and had 

DiETRicus, or Theodoric, Count of Wettin, who 
married Judith, daughter of Bion, Count of Merseberg 
(ped. 14), and had 

Dedo II, Count of Wettin, who died 1019; married 
Tetburga, daughter of Theodoric, Margrave of Bran- 
denburg (ped. 15), and had 

*Anderson, 257; Betham, 523. 

^Anderson, 215, 239, 245; Betham, 401, 435. 



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Tetburga, who married Albert VI, Margrave of Solt- 
wedel and old Mark in Brandenburg (ped. 12). 



14 

DiETGREMUS, Count of Wettin and Burgrave of Zor- 
big* (ped. 13), married Bossena, Countess of Pleissen, 
and had 

Frederic, Count of Wettin, who died 876, and had 

Frederick I, who was created Margrave of Misnia 
928; had 

Gunther, Count of Wettin, who had 

BiON, Count of Merseburg, who had 

Judith, who married Dietricus, or Theodoric, Count 
of Wettin (ped. 13). 

15 

Frederic, Count of Wettin,t died 876 (ped. 14); had 

Bruno, Count of Wettin, who died 925; married 
Oda, daughter of Philip, Count of Reveningen who was 
slain in battle 933, son of Otto, Count of Reveningen; 
they had 

Bruno, who was created Margrave of Brandenburg 
in 965; had 

Sighard, Margrave of Brandenburg, who had 

Theodoric, Margrave of Brandenburg, who died 1020, 
and had 

Tetburga, who married Dedo II, Count of Wettin, 
(ped. 13). 

* Anderson, 245; Betham, 435. 

■\ Anderson, 255; Betham, 435, 448. 



84 VAN CULEMBORG 

LuDERUS, or LoTHARY I, Count of Ditmarsh,* who 
died 931, had 

Henry I, Calvus, or the Bald, first Margrave of Stade 
in the year 940, who had 

Henry H, Bonus, or the Liberal, Margrave of Stade 
and Ditmarsh, who had 

Henry HI, Margrave of Stade, who died ioi6, and 
had 

Hildegardis, who married Ernest, Margrave of Solt- 
wedel and Count of Ascania (ped. 9). 

17 

Witekind, the Great, last King of the Saxons and Duke 
of Saxony, t died 807 (ped. 13); married Geva, daughter 
of Gormo, or Goterie, King of Denmark, and had 

WiGBERT, Duke of Saxony in Engern and Westphalia, 
who died 825; married Scindacilla, daughter of Rat- 
bodus. King of Friesland, and had 

Bruno, Duke of Saxony, who died 843 ; married Svana, 
Countess of Montfort, and had 

LuDOLPH, the Grand, Duke of Saxony, who died 864 
{L'Art. XVI, 145); married Hatwige, daughter of Eber- 
hard, Duke of Frioul, Count and Marquis of Trevise, 
and Gisela, daughter of Louis le Debonnaire and Judith. 
Eberhard was son of Henrok, or Henri I, Duke of Frioul. 
They had 

Otto, the Great, Grand Duke of Saxony, who died 912 
{Ibid. 146); married, first, Hedwige, daughter of Em- 
peror Lewis Germanicus; second, Ludolph, or Leutgarde, 
daughter of the Emperor Arnulph, and Ode, daughter 



* Anderson, 256; Betham, 449. 
\Betham, 403, 428. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 85 

of Theodon, Count of Bavaria {UArt. xvi, loo). By his 
first marriage he had 

Henry (who follows) . 
By his second marriage he had 

Barbe, who married Henry, Count of Franconia 
(ped. 49). 

Henry Auceps, Emperor and Duke of Saxony, who 
died 936; married Mathildis, daughter of Dietricus, 
Count of Ringelheim, great-grandson of Witekind 
{Betham, 403; UArt. vii, 299), and had 

Henry, Duke of Bavaria, who died 955 (Betham, 
459; UArt. XVI, 106); married Judith, daughter of 
Amolph, Malus, Duke of Bavaria (ped. 18) {UArt. 
XVI, 103), and had 

Bruno, Margrave of Saxony, who died 972 {UArt. 
XVI, 206) ; married Hildeswinde of Crotia, and had 

Bruno H, Margrave of Saxony, Seigneur of Bruns- 
wick, who died 1006 {Ibid.); married Gisela, daughter of 
Herman H, Duke of Swabia (ped. 19) {UArt. xiii, 470); 
Betham, 403), and had 

LuDOLPH, Margrave of Saxony, Count of Brunswick, 
who died 1038 {Ibid.); married Gertrude, daughter of 
Arnold of Gand, Count of Holland (ped. 4), and had 

Egbert, Margrave of Saxony, Count of Brunswick 
and Marquis of Misnia, who died 1068 {Ibid., 199, 208); 
married Hermengarde, widow of Otto, Duke of Schwein- 
furt and daughter of Maginfroi, Count of Suze, and 
Berthe, daughter of Ardouin, King of Italy, and had 

Mechtild, who married Esicus VI, Margrave of Solt- 
wedel (ped. 9). 

18 

Leutpold, Marquis and Duke of Bavaria,* died 907; 
married Hildegarde, daughter of Louis 11, le Germanique, 
and Emma of Spain {Betham, 402) ; and had 

*UArt. XVI, loi; Betham, 459. 



86 VAN CULEMBORG 

Arnolph, Mains, Duke of Bavaria, who died 937; 
married Agnes, sister of Geysa I, King of Hungary and 
daughter of Taxus, King of Hungary, and had 

Judith, who married Henry, Duke of Bavaria (ped. 17). 

19 

Charlemagne, Emperor* (ped. 3), married Hilde- 
garde, daughter of Childebrandt, Duke of Swabia, and 
had 

Louis, le Debonnaire, King of France (ped. 3), who 
married Hermengarde, daughter of Ingram, Count of 
Hasbania in Saxony, and had 

Alpaide, or Alpaid {L'Art. v, 464), who married Biggo, 
or Begon, Count of Paris, and had 

Eberhardus, a Count, who had 

Do, or Udo, a Count, who died 859, and had 

Gebhard, of Franconia, who died 910 and married 
Oda, daughter of Odo, Count of Aquitain, and had 

Odd, or Utho, Duke of Franconia, who died 949 {UArt. 
XIII, 470), who had 

Herman H, Duke of Alsace and Swabia, who died 1004; 
married Gerberga, daughter of Conrad, King of Burgundy, 
and Mathilde, daughter of Louis IV, King of France 
(Betham. 571; L'Art. x, 386), and had 

GiSELE, who died 1043; married Bruno II, Margrave 
of Saxony and Count of Brunswick (ped. 17). 



20 

BiLLUNG, Seigneur of Stubenskornf of the land of 
Luneburg, had 

*Betham, 402, 404. 

\ L'Art. XVI, 147, 148; Anderson, 241; Betham, 427, 429. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 87 

Hermanus Billung, created Duke of Saxony, who 
died 973; married Hildegarde of Westerburg, and 
had 

Swanechilde, married, first, Ditmar, Marquis of 
Lusace; second, Eckard I, Margrave of Misnia 
(ped. 57); 
Mechtild, or Mathilde, who married, first, Bald- 
win III, Junior, Count of Flanders and Artois 
(ped. 24) ; second, Godefroi, Count de Verdun 
(ped. 32). 
Beno, or Bernhard (who follows). 

Bend, or Bernhard I, Duke of Saxony, who died loio; 
married Geyla, daughter of Wratislaus, Prince of Pome- 
rania, who had 

Bernhard II, Duke of Saxony, who died 1062; mar- 
ried, first, Bertrade, daughter of Harold VI, King of 
Norway; second, Eilike, daughter of Henri, Marquis de 
Schweinfurt. By his first marriage he had 

Gertrudis, who married, first, Florence I, Count of 
Holland (ped. 54) ; second, Robert I, the Frisian, 
Count of Flanders and Artois (ped. 42). 
By his second marriage he had 

Ide, or Relinde, who married, first, Frederic, Duke of 
Lothier (ped. 53) ; second, Albert III, Count of 
Namure (ped. 40). 
Ordulph (who follows). 

Ordulph, or Otto, Duke of Saxony, who died 1073; 
married Gisela, daughter of Olaus, King of Norway, 
and had 

Magnus, last Duke of Saxony of this race, who died 
1 106; married Sophia, daughter of Bela I, King of 
Hungary, and had 

Eilike, who married Otto, Dives, de Ballenstadt, 
Count of Ascania, Margrave of Soltwedel and Branden- 
burg, who died 1123 (ped. 9). 



88 VAN CULEMBORG 

21 

The Seigneurs, later Counts, of Egmond* derived their 
name from the Chateau of Egmond at a town of the same 
name some leagues from Alcmaer in North Holland, 
which was destroyed by the rebels during the troubles in 
the Low Country in the i6th century. It is certain 
that the ancestors of the Seigneurs of Egmond were 
Advocates (les avoues) of the Abbey of Egmond, founded 
in the loth century by Thierri I, Count of Holland, 
which was only a league from the Chateau of Egmond, 
but which was also ruined in the revolutions in the Low 
Country. Jean a Leidis, in his Chronicon Egmondanum, 
Pontus Heuterus and, following them, Simon van 
Leeuwen, have given what follows, but which is cor- 
rected and augmented in many places. There is found 
in those authors some features which have been omitted 
because they could not be verified. 

Berwold, son it is said, of another Berwold who died 
in 1093, is the first who can be recognized as Seigneur 
van Egmond and it is said that he died in the war of 
Count Floris H, of Holland, against the West Frisians in 
1 1 14. He was succeeded by his son. 

Albert (or Alard) van Egmond who accompanied 
Floris ni. Count of Holland, in his expedition against 
the West Frisians and who was killed by them in an 
encounter near Schogen, 22 January, 11 69 (N. S.) 
(Kluit ad ann. 1168, p. 118, seq.). He is said to have 
married a daughter of the Count of Henegouwen by 
whom he had 

Walter, or Wautier H, Knight, surnamed the Bad 
because he wished to appropriate in heredity the right 
of advowson of the Abbey of Egmond in violation of the 
disposition formerly made regarding it. Walter appears 

*L'Art de Verifier les Dates, Ed. 181 8, Vol. xv, i, which is 
followed; Batavia Illustrata; by Simon van Leeuwen, 1685, 945; 
Adelijk en Aanzienelijk Wapenboek, etc. by Abraham Ferwerda, 
1772, Vol. 3. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 89 

for the first time in a Charter of November 3, 1200, as 
surety for Thierri VII, Count of Holland, in a treaty 
made with Henry I, Duke of Brabant (Kluit, Cod. dipL, 
No. 51, 253). Thierri being dead in 1203, Walter 
declared for William, his brother, against Ada, his 
daughter, and was one of those who made the greatest 
efforts to put him in possession of the County of Holland, 
1204. He desired to avenge a defeat he had sustained 
near Ley den by the Coimt of Loon, husband of Ada, 
who shortly before had burned the Chateau of Egmond 
{Chron. Holland anonimi monachi Egmond ad ann. 120J 
et 1204). After William had mastered Holland, Walter 
rebuilt the Chateau. He should have been dead in 1208. 
There is given as his wife Clemence, daughter of the 
Count of Gelders, but in an Act of 1201 she is called 
Mabilie without her surname being expressed. It is 
assumed that she was the daughter of Hugh d' Ysselmonde, 
because it cannot otherwise be understood why Walter 
and Anthony de Gelmen should have made together to 
the church of St. Marie de Tosen a donation for the 
repose of the souls of their wives and the said Hugh, 
quod Walterus de Eggamunda, et Antonius de Gelmen, pro 
remedio animarum suarum et Hujonis de Isselmunde, et 
pro animatus uxorum suarum, scilicet Mabiliae et Heilewif. 
This is in accord with a Charter of the Count of Holland, 
dated the year 1201 (Mieris, Code diplom., tom. i, 136). 
He is given the following children, WilHam (who follows), 
Gerard and Arnold, died in Palestine 1227, Sibrand, 
mentioned in 1233, Halewinde, wife of William van 
Teylingen and a bastard named Walter who was killed 
in 1276 by the Frisians. 

William I, according to a charter referred to hereafter, 
had succeeded his father in the Seigneury of Egmond in 
1 2 13, as appears by a charter in virtue of which Lubert, 
Abbot of Egmond, gave him the advowson of that 
abbey for him and his descendants or, in default of 
descendants, for the eldest of his brothers and their 
legitimate heirs, which was confirmed to him in 1226 by 
Henry, successor of Lubert (Mieris, tom. i, 160 et 201). 



90 VAN CULEMBORG 

But from 1216 he entered into dispute with Lubert 
concerning the right of advowson. William, Count of 
Holland, ended their differences, 28 August of the same 
year (Mieris, tom. i, 164). He is met with again as a 
witness to a charter of 1231 (Ibid., 208). His death is 
referred to as 1234. His wife is given as Badeloge, 
daughter of Seigneur Egbert van Amstel (ped. 82), by 
whom he had as his successor, 

Gerard, Knight, whose death is placed at 1242, and to 
whom is given as his wife Mabelia, by whom he had 
William (who follows), Thierri and a daughter Sophie, 
wife of Jacques de Woude and de Warmonde. 

William H, Knight, was Seigneur van Egmond in 1276, 
as appears by a letter addressed to him by the Count of 
Holland the 28th of July of that year (Kluit, No. 279, 
810), and as is more apparent from a charter of June 27, 
1 2 83 , of said Count : Fidelis nostre Wilhelmus de Egmunda 
miles. . . .quod ipse in domo sua prope Rynogom et super 
mansum suum, ubi domus sua situata est, Retinere libere 
potest exules nostras. . . .sed in aliis locis in Egmunda et 
dominii sui non postest eos retinere; cum tamen omnes 
aliae jurisdictiones {baute et basse) sibi libere pertineant 
(Mieris, tom. i, 433). This passage proves that the 
Seigneurs of Egmond, although vassals and dependents 
of the Counts of Holland, were sovereigns in certain 
particulars. William had a brother Thierri who was, 
apparently, an eccleciastic, since he is placed before him 
in act of October 1282, Theodoricus et f rater suus Guillel- 
mus de Egmonda (Mieris, tom. i, 427). William reappears 
in many charters since 1276; remained May 7, 1293, as 
surety for the peace made between the Bishop of Utrecht 
and Florent V, Count of Holland (Mieris, tom. i, 551). 
In 1296, after the tragic death of that prince, the 27th or 
28th of June, William and Gerard van Egmond made, 
August following, a treaty with Thierri, Seigneur van 
Brederode, and some other nobles to support the interests 
of the young Coimt Jean, then absent in England (Mieris, 
tom. I, 572). Thierri went at once with a fleet to England 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 91 

to bring back the young Count, William and Gerard van 
Egmond, Chevaliers, accompanying him, as is seen by a 
letter of the King of England dated January 8, 1297 
(N. S.), published by Rymer {Acta publica, etc., tom. i, 
part 3, 170, edit, at The Hague, 1739). William's death 
is placed at 1304 and the name of his wife is given as 
Ada, daughter of the Duke of Milan, by whom he is 
given two daughters and a son, 

Gerard who had died before his father in 1300. He is 
met with for the first time under the title of Seigneur van 
Egmond in an act (in Flemish) given Tuesday before 
mi-Careme, 1292 (N. S.), and for the last time under the 
name of Gerard van Egmond in an extract of 24 August, 
1299 (Mieris, tom. i, 534 et 606). He married Elizabeth 
de Stryen (daughter of Lord Willem van Stryen. Batav. 
Illus. 1240), by whom he had William and Walter, 
successively Seigneurs van Egmond, Nicholas, Prevot of 
Utrecht, Jean, stem of the Seigneurs van Egmond- 
Merenstein and Kenenbourg, and Adelaide, wife of 
Jacques de Lichtemberg, deceased 133 1. 

Walter HI, son of preceding Gerard, was already 
successor of his brother WilHam in the Seigneury of 
Egmond 28 October, 13 12, as is seen by the Chronicles 
of Egmond, c. 53. He died 13 21 and was buried at the 
Abbey of Egmond. His wife Beatrix, of the family van 
der Dortoge, survived him until 13 51. They are given 
an only child, 

Jean I, Knight, who increased considerably the 
inheritance of his ancestors by means of a marriage 
contracted 1330 with Guyote, by which name she is 
mentioned in the acts referred to later. Jean de Leide 
gives her name as Guida but he is mistaken in making 
her daughter of Gilbert van Ysselstein instead of daughter 
of Arnoud, Seigneur d' Ysselstein (ped. 22), after whose 
death, (Arnoud's) which happened in 1363 (which is in- 
ferred from an act of 13 July of that year by which the 
Count of Holland disposes of a fief which he had had of 
the Seigneurs of Ysselstein, Mieris, tom. iii, 154; at 



92 VAN CULEMBORG 

least, he died between that day and 4 July, 1359, Ibid., 
100), the Seigneury of Ysselstein came to the house of 
Egmond, follo\^'ing the promise which William III, 
Count of Holland, had made 20 May, 1330, to confer it 
upon Guyote in case her father had no male children, 
except reserving the apanage of other daughters, if there 
were any (Mieris, tom. 11, 497). In 1350 the factions of 
Cabehaux and of Hoeckius having commenced to divide 
Holland, Jean was one of the principal partisans of the 
former. He should have died in 1369. Jean de Leide 
(au Chron. Egmond, chap. 60) places his death as of 28 
December, 1370, and says that he was buried at Yssel- 
stein; preference is given to his statement. He left a 
numerous posterity, among whom was, 

Berte who married, first, Waleran van Brederode who 
w^as dead in 1369, without issue; second, Gerard van 
Culemborg (ped. i). 

22 

Gysbrecht, Lord van Ysselstein, Knight (ped. 82), 
who died 1344, married Beerta, daughter of Otto van 
Arkel, Lord van Heukelom (ped. 83), by whom he had 

Arnoud, Lord van Ysselstein, Knight, who died 1363; 
married Maria, daughter of Guido van Avesnes and van 
Henegouwen, Bishop of Utrecht (ped. 23), by whom he 
had 

GuYOTTE, Lady van Ysselstein, heiress of her father, 
who married Jan, Lord van Egmond, who died 1369 
(ped. 21). 

23 

Burgh ARD van Avesnes,* Archdeacon of Laon and 
Canon of St. Peter's at Lille, beheaded 1221, married 
Margaret II, heiress and daughter of Baldwin IX, 
Count of Flanders (ped. 24), and had 

*L'Art. XIII, 322; Anderson, 352, 354. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 93 

John van Avesnes, Count of Hainault, who died 
1255; married Alix, Adelaide or Adelheid, daughter of 
Florence IV, Count of Holland, by which marriage the 
earldoms of Holland and Hainault were brought to the 
Avesnes family (ped. 54), and had 

GuiDO van Avesnes, Bishop of Utrecht, who died 
13 1 7 {UArt. XV, 58), who had 

Maria, who married Arnoud, Lord van Ysselstein 
(ped. 22). 

24 

Lyderic, Count of Harlebek,* created first hereditary 
Governor of Flanders and Forester of the Woods be- 
longing thereto, who died 802, had 

Engelram, Count of Harlebek and hereditary Gov- 
ernor of Flanders and Forester of the Woods, who died 
824; who had 

Odacre, Count of Harlebek, etc., living 832; who had 

Baldwin I, Bras-le-fer, or the Hardy, Count of Flan- 
ders and Artois, who died 879; married Judith, widow 
of Ethelwolf, King of England, and daughter of Carolus 
Calvus, King of France, and Richildis, sister of Richard, 
Duke of Burgundy, and Boso I, King of Provence, and 
daughter of Theodoric, Count d'Autun (ped. 28) {L'Art. 
V, 472; XI, 31), and had 

Baldwin H, Calvus, Count of Flanders and Artois, 
who died 918; married Elstrude, daughter of Alfred, 
King of England, and Aswinte {L'Art. vii, 66) (Ethelbith 
or Elswith), daughter of Echelred Muchel, i. e., the Great, 
a Mercian Earl in Gainesborough in Lincolnshire. Her 
mother was Edburg of the Blood Royal of Mercia {An- 
derson, 489). They had 

Arnolph I, Senior, Magnus, Count of Flanders and 
Artois, who died 965 ; married Alisa or Artelia, daughter 
of Herbert H, Count of Vermandois (ped. 25), and had 

*UArt. XIII, 280; Anderson, 353; Betham, 567, 568. 



94 VAN CULEMBORG 

Baldwin III, Junior, Count of Flanders and Artois, 
who was made Regent, 958; died 962; married Mechtild, 
daughter of Herman Billung, Duke of Saxony (ped. 20). 
She married second, Godfrey, Count de Verdun (ped. 
32). By the first marriage they had 

Arnolph II, Junior, Count of Flanders and Artois, 
who died 988 ; married Susanna, called Rosalie, daughter 
of Berenger II, King of Italy, and had 

Baldwin IV, Barbatus, Count of Flanders and Artois, 
who was created Count of Valenciens 1007; died 1036; 
married Ogive, or Otgina, daughter of Frederic, Count of 
Luxembourg (ped. 26), and had 

Baldwin V, Pius or Insulanus, Count of Flanders 
and Artois, Regent of France, who died 1067; married 
Adelaide, Adele, Alix or Alisa, daughter of Robert II, 
Sanctus, King of France, and Constantia, daughter of 
WilHam, Count of Arelat and Provence {Anderson, 375), 
and had 

Baldwin (who follows). 

Judith, who married, first, Toston, brother of 
Harold II, King of England; second, Welphe, 
Duke of Bavaria (ped. 50). 

Baldwin VI, Montensis, called the Peaceable, Count of 
Flanders and Artois and Count of Hainault in right of his 
wife, who died 1070; married Richildis, heiress of Hain- 
ault, daughter of Rainier V, Count of Hainault (ped. 
27), and widow of Herman, Count of Ardennes, and 
had 

Baldwin I (or II), youngest son {VArt. xiii, 358), 
Count of Hainault, who died 1098; married Ida, or Alix, 
daughter of Henry II, Count of Lovain (ped. 33); she 
died 1 139; they had 

Baldwin II (or III), Count of Hainault {UArt. xiii, 
360), who died 1120; married Yolande, daughter of 
Gerard de Wassenberg, Count of Gelders (ped. 67), and 
had 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 95 

Baldwin III (or IV), Count of Hainault, who died 
1171 {L'Art. XIII, 361); married Alix, Alexia, Athela 
or Adelaide, called Ermessinde, who inherited Namure, 
daughter of Godfrey, Count of Namure (ped. 40), and 
had 

Baldwin IV (or V), Count of Hainault and VIII 
Count of Flanders, Marquis of Namure, who obtained all 
the dominion of Flanders in right of his wife; died 1195 
{UArt. XIII, 364) ; married Margaret I, heiress of Flanders 
and Namure after the death of her brother Philip, and 
daughter of Thierri d'Alsace {UArt. xiii, 315) (ped. 42). 
She died 11 94. They had 

Baldwin IX, Count of Flanders, Hainault and 
Namure, Emperor of Constantinople; slain at Adrianpol 
1206 {Anderson, 147); married Mary, daughter of 
Henry, Count of Champagne (ped. 44), and had 

Margaret II, heiress of Flanders and Hainault, 
who died 1280; married Burchard of Avesnes, Arch- 
deacon of Laon and Canon of Saint-Pierre at Lille (ped. 
23). 

25 

Pepin, Seigneur of Vermandois,* St. Quentin and 
Peronne, who lived 834 (ped. 5), and had 

Herbert I, first Count of Vermandois and Abbe of 
St. Quentin; Hving 896; assassinated by the Count of 
Flanders 902 ; married daughter of Robert le Fort, Duke 
of France, and had 

Herbert II, Count de Vermandois and Abbe de St. 
Quentin ; died 943 ; married Hildebrante, daughter of 
Robert, King of France {UArt. xi, 345) and Beatrix, 
daughter of Herbert I, Count de Vermandois {UArt. v, 
481) (ped. 65), and had 

Alix, or Alisa, who married Arnolph I, Count of 
Flanders (ped. 24). 

*UArt. XII, 177. 



96 VAN CULEMBORG 

26 

WiDERic, or WiGERic, Count of Ardenne,* had 

SiEGFRiD, first Count of Luxemburg, who died 998; 
married Hedwig and had 

Frederic, Count of the Moselle, Count of Salm in 
Ardenner-Walde, Count of Luxemburg, who died 1019; 
married the granddaughter of Megingaud, Count of 
Gelders, and had 

Otgina, who died 1029; married Baldwin IV, Barbatus, 
Count of Flanders (ped. 24). 

27 

Rainier I, Longicollus, Count of Hainault.f married 
Alberade and had 

Rainier (who follows). 

Symphorienne, who married Berenger, first Count 
of Namure (ped. 40). 

Rainier II, Count of Hainault, who died circa 932; 
married Alix, or Adelaide, daughter of Richard I, Duke 
of Burgundy (ped. 28), and had 

Rainier III, Count of Hainault, who died after 971; 
married Alix, daughter of Hugon, Count de Dagsbourg 
and de Egisheim, and had 

Rainier IV, Count of Hainault, who died 1013; mar- 
ried Hedwig, daughter of Hugh Capet and Adelaide, 
daughter of Emperor Otto {UArt. v, 439), and had 

Rainier V, Count of Hainault, who died 1030; mar- 
ried Matilde, daughter of Herman, Vicomte de Verdun 
(ped. 32), and had 

RiCHiLDis, heiress of Hainault, widow of Herman, 
Count of Ardennes, who married Baldwin VI, Count of 
Flanders and Artois (ped. 24). 

*L'Art. XIV, 132; Anderson, 304; Betham, 513. 
\UArt. xiii, 353; Anderson, 353; Betham, 567. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 97 

28 

Pharamond, King of the West Franks,* who died 428, 
married Argotta, daughter of Gunibald, Duke of the 
West Franks, who died 419, son of Priam, or Dagobert, 
first Duke of the West Franks under the Romans, who 
died 389, son of Clodius, King of the West Franks 378 
(Anderson, 2,7'^', Betham, 2 4g). They had 

Clodio or Clodius, King of the Franks, who died 450 
(L'Art. V, 366); married Basina, daughter of Wedelphus, 
King of Thuringia, and had 

SiGiMERUS I, mentioned by Sidonius Apollinaris, Bishop 
of Auvergne, who married the daughter of Ferreolus, 
Tonantius, a Roman Senator and son-in-law of the 
Emperor Avitus, nephew of the Consul Synogrius and 
cousin of Aegidius, or Gilis, who was made King of 
France in opposition to Childeric the son of Merovaeus. 
They had 

Ferreolus, Duke of the Moselle and Margrave of the 
Scheld, who married the daughter of Clovis, King of 
France, and had 

AusPERT, AsoPERT, or Albert, Lord of the Moselle 
and Margrave of Scheld, who died 570; married Blithilda, 
or Blithildis, daughter of Clothary I, King of France 
(UArt. V, 382), and had 

Gertrudis, who married Richemeres, Duke of Fran- 

conia (ped. 43). 
Arnoldus (who follows). 

Arnoldus, Lord of the Moselle and Margrave on the 
Scheld, who died 601 ; married Oda of Swabia and had 
Ita or Ida, who married Pipin, de Landis, first Duke 

of Brabant (ped. 29). 
St. Arnolph (who follows). 

St. Arnolph, Major Domus under King Clothary II, 
Bishop of Mentz till 632 and at last a hermit; died 640 
{UArt. v, 492, 512); married Doda, a Saxon, and had 

* Anderson, 364, 374; Betham, 251, 452. 



98 VAN CULEMBORG 

Anchises, Margrave of Scheld and, in right of his 
wife, Duke of Brabant; Major Domus of King Childeric 
II; died 678; married Begga, heiress of Brabant, died 
698 {Anderson, 374) (ped. 29), and had 

Pepin, le Gros, Duke of Brabant, Major Domus, who 
died 714; married Alpaide, and had 

Childebrand I, Duke of Burgundy, who died 743, and 
had 

Nivelon, or Nebelong I, Count de Matrie, who lived 
as late as 805, and had 

Childebrand II, Count d'Autun, living 832, who had 

Theodoric, Coimt d'Autun, who died 885, and had 

Richard, Duke of Burgundy and Count d'Autun, 
who died 921 {UArt. xi, 30); married Adelaide, sister 
of Rodolf I, King of Burgundy, and had 

Alix, or Adelaide, who married Rainier II, Count of 
Hainault (ped. 27). 

29 

Charles, Coimt of Brabant,* had 

Caroloman, Major Domus, who died 615, and had 

PiPiN, de Landis, first Duke of Brabant, Major Domus 
of Clothary II, who died 647; married Itta, or Ida, 
daughter of Arnold, Margrave of the Scheld (ped. 28), 
and had 

Begga, heiress of Brabant, who died 698; married 
Anchises, Margrave of Scheld and Duke of Brabant 
(ped. 28). 

30 

Welphe, Count of Bavaria, f had 

Conrad I, Count d'Auxerre and Count of Burgundy, 
who died 866; married Adelaide, daughter of Hugues, 
Count de Simdgaw (ped. 31), and had 

* Anderson, 374; Betham, 252. 

^LArt. X, 383; XI, 201; Anderson, 357; Betham, 571. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 99 

Conrad II, Count d'Auxerre and Count of Burgundy, 
who died 879; married Ermentrudis and had 

Adelaide, sister of Rodolph I, King of Burgundy, who 
married Richard, le Justicier, Duke of Burgundy (ped. 
28). 

31 

LuTHERic, or Leuthaire (or Lindesius)* son of 
Eichembaldus (ped. 43), Duke de Alemannie, had 

Adalric, or Athic or Ethic, Duke of Alsace, who died 
690; married Berchsinde, or Berswinde, and had 

Adelbert, Duke of Alsace, Count of Nordgaw, who 
died 722; married Gerlinde and had 

LuiTFRiD, Duke of Alsace, who died before 769, and 
had 

LuiTFRiD I, Count of Sundgaw, who married Hiltrude 
and had 

HuGUES I, Count of Sundgaw, who died 837; married 
Bara and had 

Adelaide, who married Conrad I, Count d'Auxerre 
(ped. 30). 

32 

WiGERic, Count of the palace under the reign of 
Charles the Simple and founder of the House of Ard- 
ennes,! had 

GoziLON, who married Voda and had 

GoDEFROi, Count de Verdun, who died after 1004; 
married Mathilde, daughter of Herman Billung, Duke of 
Saxony (ped. 20). She married, first, Baldwin III, Count 
of Flanders (ped. 24). By her first marriage she had 

Herman, Count de Verdun, who died 1034; married 
Mathilde, daughter of Louis, Count de Dagsburg, and had 

*L'Art. XIII, 463; XIV, I. 
^L'Art. XIII, 444. 



100 VAN CULEMBORG 

Mathilde, who married Rainier V, Count of Hainault 
(ped. 27). 

33 

Rainier III, Count of Hainault* (ped. 27), had 

Lambert I, Count of Lovain, Duke of Brabant in 
right of his wife, who died 1015; married Gerberge, 
Duchess of Brabant, daughter of Charles, Duke of 
Lower Lorraine (ped. 34), and had 

Lambert II, Duke of Brabant and Count of Lovain, 
who died 1062; married Ode, daughter of Gothelon, the 
Grand, Duke of Lorraine (ped. 37), and had 

Adelaide, who married Otto, Margrave of Misnia, 
Marquis of Thuringia, Count of Orlamunda 
(ped. 38). 
Henry- (who follows) . 

Henry II, Duke of Brabant and Count of Lovain, 
who died 1075; married Adele, or Alix, daughter of Otto, 
Count of Orlamunda, Marquis of Thuringia (ped. 38), 
and had 

Ida, or Alix, who married Baldwin I or II, Count of 
Hainault (ped. 24). 

34 

Louis, Outremer, King of France, f who died 954, mar- 
ried Gerberge, widow of Gilbert, Duke of Lorraine, 
daughter of the Emperor Henry Auceps (ped. 17), and 
had 

Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine, Duke of Brabant, 
who died 993 ; married Bonne, daughter of Ricuin, Duke 
of the Moselle (ped. 35), and had 

Ermengarde, who married Albert I, Count of 

Namure (ped. 40). 
Gerberge, who married Lambert I, Count of Lovain 
and Duke of Brabant (ped. 33). 

*L'Art. XIV, 107; Anderson, 355; Betham, 569. 
fLArt. V, 484; XIV, 75 ; Betham, 582. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 101 

35 

St. Arnolph,* Major Domus under King Clothary II, 
Bishop of Mentz till 632 and finally a hermit, died 640 
(ped. 28) {UArt. v, 492, 512); married Doda, a Saxon, 
and had 

St. Clodulphus, Duke on the Moselle and Bishop of 
Mentz; died 718; who had 

Martin, Duke on the Moselle; died 710; married 
Beatrix, daughter of Hitulph, Count of Ardenne in 
Luxembourg, and had 

Lambert, Duke on the Moselle and Count of Ardenne; 
died 778; who had 

Loherus, Duke on the Moselle; died 809; who had 

Frederic, Duke on the Moselle, Count of Ardenne; 
died 847; married Felicitas, daughter and heiress of 
Henry II, Count of Salm (ped. 36), and had 

Sadigerus, Duke on the Moselle, Count of Lower 
Salm, Ardenne and Bouillon; died 876; who had 

Raginerus, or Gisilbertus, Duke on the Moselle, 
Count of Ardenne and Duke of Lorraine; died 912; 
married Ermengardis, daughter of Emperor Lothary and 
Hermingardis, daughter of Count Hugh {Anderson, 216; 
Betham, 402), and had 

RicuiNUS, Duke on the Moselle; died 928; who had 

Bonne, or Bona, who married Charles, Duke of 
Lower Lorraine and Duke of Brabant (ped. 34). 

36 

SALMo,t lived A. M. 3934, had 
Martialis I, who had 
Mansuetus, who had 

* Anderson, 364; Betham, 582. 
^Anderson, 320; Betham, 434. 



102 VAN CULEMBORG 

JuLiANUS, A. D. 30, who had 

JuLiANUs II, died 56, who had 

Symetrius, who had 

Symetrius II, died 132, who had 

Symetrius III, died 158, who had 

Symetrius IV, died 198, who had 

Symetrius V, died 220, who had 

Symetrius VI, died 281, who had 

Martialis II, died 309, who had 

Martialis III, died 349, who had 

Martialis IV, died 399, who had 

Martialis V, died 429, who had 

Martialis VI, died 457, who had 

Charles I, died 490, who had 

Charles II, died 510, who had 

Charles III, died 550, who had 

Charles IV, died 588, who had 

Ramb ALDUS, died 617, who had 

Rambaldus II, died 648, who had 

Ramb ALDUS III, died 681, who had 

Henry I, Magnus, died 731, who had 

Henry II, Senior, who possessed Lower Salm and 
rebuilt Upper Salm in Lorraine; died 741; who had 

Felicitas, heiress of Lower Salm at Ardenner Walde 
in Luxemborg, who married Frederic, Palatin and Duke 
on the Moselle (ped. 35), who had 

RicuiNUS, Duke on the Moselle, who died 928 (ped. 
35), who had 

Godofredus, Barhatus, Count of Ardenne, died 1003, 
who had 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 103 

GoTHELO I, or GozELO, Duke of Lower and Upper 
Lorrain; died 1044 {L'Art. xiii, 388), who had 

Ragelinde, who married Albert II, Count of Namure 

(ped. 40). 
Oda, who married Lambert II, Duke of Brabant and 
Count of Lovain (ped. 33). 

38 

PoppoN, Duke of Thuringia and Marquis of the Fron- 
tier of Sorabes,* who was deposed by the Emperor 
Arnold in 892, had 

PoppoN, died 945, who had 

William, died 963, who had 

William, died 1003, who had 

Otto, Margrave of Misnia, Marquis of Thuringia, 
Count of Orlamunda, who died 1067; married Adelaide, 
daughter of Lambert II, Count of Lovain (ped. 33), and 
had 

Adele, who married, first, Adalbert, Count de Ballen- 
stadt; second, Henry II, Duke of Brabant (ped. 33), 
after whose death she married Herman, Count of Luxem- 
bourg, and Roman Emperor (ped. 59) {Betham, 513, 
569; UArt. XIV, 108). 

39 

GoDESCALC, Count of Zutphenf in 1059, died about 
1074; married Adelaide and had 

Otto II, who succeeded his father as Count of Zut- 
phen in 1074; created first Count of Gelders 1079; died 
1107 or 1113; married Judith and had 

Ermengarde, who married, first, Gerard de Wassen- 
berg (died 1128), Count of Gelders in right of his wife, 

*L'Art. XVI, 198. 37 was omitted in numbering. 
^L'Art. XIV, 277. 



104 VAN CULEMBORG 

great-grandson of Gerard, Seigneur de Wassenberg; she 
married second, Conrad II, Count of Luxembourg. By 
her first marriage they had 

YoLANDE {L'Art. XIII, 360), who married Baldwin II 
or III, Count of Hainaut (ped. 24). 

40 

Berenger, first Count of Namure,* who lived 908, 
932, married Symphorienne, daughter of Rainier I, 
Duke of Lorraine and Count of Hainault, surnamed 
Long-cou, who died 916 (ped 27), and his wife Alberade, 
and had 

Robert (who follows). 

Adele, who married Lodewijk, Count of Teisterbant 
and Hoey (ped. i). 

Robert I, Count of Namure, who lived 932, had 

Albert I, Count of Namure, who lived 973; married 
Ermengarde, daughter of Charles, Duke of Lower 
Lorraine (ped. 34), and Bonne, daughter of Ricuin, Duke 
of the Moselle (ped. 35), and had 

Hedwig, who married Gerard II, Count of Alsatia, 

Duke of Upper Lorraine (ped. 43). 
Ratbode (who follows). 

Ratbode, or Robert II, Count of Namure, who 
Hved 1 01 3, and had 

Albert II, Count of Namure, who died 1037; married 
Ragelinde, daughter of Gothelo I, Duke of Upper and 
Lower Lorraine (ped. 37), and had 

Hedwig, who married Gerhard II, Count of Alsatia, 

Duke of Upper Lorraine (ped. 58). 
Albert III (who follows). 

Albert III, Count of Namure, who died 1105; mar- 
ried Ide or Relinde, widow of Frederic, Duke of Lothier, 
and daughter of Bernard, Duke of Saxony (ped. 20), and 

*L'Art. XIII, 352, 378; XIV, 112. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 105 

Eilike, daughter of Henry, Marquis de Schweinfurt, 
and had 

Ide, who married Godefroi, Duke of Brabant 
(ped. 68). 

Godfrey (who follows). 

Godfrey, le Barbu, Count of Namure and Lovain; 
died 1 139; married Ermenside, or Ermerson, daughter 
of Conrad I, Count of Luxembourg (ped. 41), and widow 
of Albert, Count of Dagsbourg, and had 

Adelaide, called also Ermengarde, who married 
Baldwin IV, Count of Hainault (ped. 24). 

41 

Frederic, Count of the Moselle, Count of Salm in 
Ardenner-Walde, Count of Luxemburg,* died 1019 (ped. 
26) ; married the granddaughter of Megingaud, Count of 
Gelders, and had 

GiSELBERT, Count of Luxembourg, who died 1057, who 
had 

Conrad I, Count of Luxembourg, who died 1086; mar- 
ried Clemence, called Ermensindis, heiress of Longevi, 
daughter of Emperor Henry IV, and had 

Ermensindis, or Ermenson, who married, first, Albert, 
Count of Dachsburg or Dagsburg; second, Godfrey, 
Count of Namure (ped. 40). 

42 

Baldwin V, Pius or Insulanus, Count of Flanders and 
Artois, Regent of France,! died 1067 (ped. 24); married 
Adelaide, Adele, Alix or Alisa, daughter of Robert II, 
Sanctus, King of France, and had 

Robert I, the Frisian, Count of Flanders and Artois; 
died 1094 {UArt. xiii, 293); married Gertrudis, daughter 

*L'Art. XIV, 132; Anderson, 304; Betham, 513. 
^LArt. XIII, 390; Anderson, 353; Betham, 567. 



106 VAN CULEMBORG 

of Bernard II, Duke of Saxony (ped. 20), and Bertrada, 
daughter of Haraldus VI, King of Norway, and had 

Gertrudis {L'Art. xiii, 305), who married Theodoric, 
Count of Alsatia (ped. 43), and had 

Theodoric, of Alsatia, Count of Flanders and Artois; 
died 1 1 66; married Svanechildis, or Swanhildis, of 
Clermont, and had 

Margaret I, heiress of Flanders and Namure; died 
1 194; married Baldwin V, Count of Hainault and VIII 
of Flanders, and of Namure in right of his wife (ped. 24). 

43 

Egaor, or Egi, Major Domus,^ married Gerberga, 
daughter of Richemeres, Duke of Franconia, and Ger- 
trudis, daughter of Ausbertus, or Albert, Lord on the 
Moselle, and Margrave on the Schelde (ped. 28), and 
Blitildis, daughter of King Clothary I, and had 

Eichembaldus, or Erckembaldus, Major Domus 
under Clodovaldus II, King of France; died 661; mar- 
ried Leudifindus, and had 

LiNDESius, Major Domus, of Theodoric III, King of 
France ; died 680 ; who had 

Ethicus, or Athicus, sumamed Adelricus, Duke of 
Alsatia, Allemania, Swabia and Upper Germany; died 
720; married Berswinda, sister of Bilibildis, wife of 
Childeric II, King of France, and had 

Ethico, Duke of Alsatia, who had 

Alberic, Count of Alsatia, who had 

Eberhard I, Count of Habsburg, who had 

Eberhard II, Count of Habsburg, who married 
Adalinda and had 

Hugh, Count of Alsatia, who married Hildegardis and 
had 

*Anderson, 224, 364, 365; Betham, 411. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 107 

Eberhard III, Count of Alsatia, alias Gerhard, 
Count of Mentz, who had 

Adelbert, Count of Alsatia, who had 

Gerard II, Count of Alsatia, created Duke of Upper 
Lorraine; died 1070 {L'Art. xiii, 389); married Hedwig, 
daughter of Albert I, Count of Namure (ped. 40), and had 

Theodoric II, the Valiant, Count of Alsatia and Duke 
of Lorraine; died 11 15; married Gertrude, daughter of 
Robert, Friso, Count of Flanders (ped. 42) {L'Art. xiii, 
390)- 

44 

Thiedbert, or Theodebert, Count de Blois,* had 

Robert I, Count de Blois, who had 

Robert, le Fort, Count de Blois; died 866; married 
Adelaide and had 

Richilde, who married Gerlon, Gello, Thibault or 
Thiebolt, a Norman, Count of Tours, who died 928, and 
had 

Thibaut, le Vieux, le Tricheur, or le Fourbe, de Mon- 
taigu, Count de Blois, de Chartres, de Tours, de Beau- 
vis, de Meaux and de Provins; died 978 or 990; married 
Leutgarde, widow of William Longue-epee, Duke of Nor- 
mandy, daughter of Herbert II, Count de Vermandois 
(ped. 65), and had 

EuDES I, Count de Blois, de Chartres de Tours, de 
Beauvis, de Meaux and de Provins; died 995; married 
Bertha, daughter of Conrad, le Pacifique, King of Aries, 
and Mathilde, or Mahaut of France, sister of King 
Lothaire, and had 

EuDES II, le Champenois, Count de Blois, de Chartres, 
de Tours, and de Champagne; died 1037; married 
Ermengarde, daughter of Robert I, Count d'Auvergne 
(ped. 45), and had 

*UArt. XI, 348. 



108 VAN CULEMBORG 

Thibaut III, Count de Blois, Tours, Chartres and 
Champagne; died 1089; married Alix, or Adele, daughter 
of Raoul, Count de Crepi, and had 

Stephen, also called Henry, Count de Blois, Meaux, 
Brie, Chartres, Champagne; died 1102; married Alix, 
or Adele, daughter of William I, King of England, and 
Mathilde, daughter of Baldwin V, Count of Flanders 
{UArt. XIII, i), and had 

Thibaut IV, le Grand, Count of Blois, Chartres, Brie 
and Champagne; died 11 52; married Mathilde, daughter 
of Engelbert II, Duke de Carinthie and Marquis de 
Frioul (ped. 48), and had 

Henry I, le Liberal or le Large, called also Richard, 
Count of Champagne, Blois, Chartres, Sancerre, Viscount 
de Chateaudun; died 1181; married Marie, daughter of 
King Louis VII, and Eleonora, and had 

Marie, who married Baldwin, Count of Flanders, 
Emperor of Constantinople (ped. 24). 

45 

Oliba I, descended of the family of St. William, Duke 
of Toulouse, Count of Carcassone and of Rasez,* died 
836; married Elmetrude and had 

Louis-Eliganius, Count of Carcassone and of Rasez, 
who lived 851 ; who had 

AcFRED I, Count jointly with his brother Oliba II 
of Carcassone and of Rasez ; died 904 ; married Adelinde 
(Adelaide, called also Adalvis), who lived as late as 944, 
daughter of Bernard II, Plantevelue, Count of Auvergne 
and of Macon, who died 866, and his wife Hermengarde 
daughter of Warin, Count of Macon, of Autun and 
Chalons, and Duke of Toulouse or Acquitaine, who died 
850 or 856, and his wife Albane {UArt. x, 126; xi, 9). 
They had 

Bernhard, who died during his father's life, who had 
*L'Art. IX, 418; X, 132. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 109 

AsTORG, Viscount of Auvergne, who married Ingel- 
burge, Lady of Beaumont in le Chalonais, and had 

William V, Count of Auvergne who died 1016 ; married 
Humberge and had 

Robert I, Count and Prince of Auvergne; died 1032; 
married Hermengarde, daughter of William Taillefer, 
Count of Toulouse (ped. 46), and had 

Hermengarde, who married Eudes II, Count of Cham- 
pagne (ped. 44). 

46 

FuLGUAD, or FuLCOAD,* married Senegonde and had 

Raymond I, Count and Duke of Toulouse, Count of 
Rouergue and Querci; died 864; married Bertheiz and had 

Odon, or Eudes, Duke of Toulouse and Count of 
Rouergue and Querci; died 918 or 919; married Gar- 
sinde, daughter of Ermengaud, Count d'Albi, and had 

Raymond II, Coimt of Toulouse; died 922; married 
Guidinilde and had 

Raymond-Pons III, Count of Toulouse, Duke of 
Aquitaine and Count of Auvergne; died 950; married 
Garsinde and had 

William Taillefer III, Count of Toulouse, Count of 
Auvergne; died 1037; married Arsinde, called Blanche, 
daughter of Foulques II, le Bon, Count d'Anjou (ped. 47), 
and had 

Ermengarde, who married Robert I, Count 
d 'Auvergne (ped. 45). 

47 

ToRQUAT, Citizen of Rennes.f had 

Tertulle, Senechal of Gatinais, who married Petron- 
ille, daughter of Hugues I'Albe, Count d'Auxerre, son of 
Conrad I, Coimt d'Auxerre (UArt. xi, 201), and had 

*UArt. IX, 365. 
^UArt. XIII, 40. 



110 VAN CULEMBORG 

Ingelger I, Count d'Anjou; died 8S8; married 
Adele, daughter and heiress of Geoff roi I, Count de 
Gatinais, and had 

FouLQUES I, le Roux, Count d'Anjou; died 938; mar- 
ried Roscille, daughter of Gamier, Seigneur de Loches, 
de Villandri and de la Hail, and had 

FouLQUES II, le Bon, Count d'Anjou; died 958; mar- 
ried Gerberge and had 

Arsinde, called Blanche, who married William III, 
called Taillefer, Count de Toulouse (ped. 46). 

48 

Marquand, Count de Meurzthal,* had 

Adelberon d'Eppenstein, Count de Meurzthal, Duke 
of Carinthia; died 1039; married Brigette and had 

Marquard d'Eppenstein, Duke of Carinthia; died 
1077; married Luipirch and had 

Henry II, Marquis d'Istrie, Duke of Carinthia; died 
1 127; married Sophie, daughter of Leopold, le Beau, 
Margrave of Austria (ped. 49), and had 

Hedwig, who married Engelbert, Count d'Ortenbourg 
and de Lavant, Marquis d'Istrie, and had 

Engelbert, Duke of Carinthia, Count of Ortenbourg 
and Lavant, Marquis d'Istrie; died 1142; married Utha, 
daughter of Ulric, Count de Putten, and had 

Mathilde, who married Thibaut, le Grand, Count de 
Champagne (ped. 44). 

49 

PoppoN, Count, t had 

Henry, Duke of Thuringia and Saxony; died 886; 
married Brunhilda and had 

*L'Art. XVII, 63. 
^L'Art. XVII, 19. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 111 

Henry, who died 902; married Barbe, daughter of 
Otto, Duke of Saxony (ped. 17), and had 

Otto, Count, who had 

Adelbert, Count de Mertal; died 954; who had 

Leopold, I'lllustre, Margrave of Austria; died 994; 
married Kihkart, Reichart or Richilde, and had 

Henry I, Margrave of Austria; died 1018; married 
Swanhilde and had 

Albert I, le Victorieux, Margrave of Austria; died 
1056 ; married Adelaide, sister of Pierre, called V Allemana, 
King of Hungary, and daughter of Otto Orseolo, Doge of 
Venice {UArt. vii, 404), and had 

Ernest, le Vaillant, Margrave of Austria; died 1075; 
married Adelaide, daughter of Dedon, Marquis de 
Lusace, and had 

Leopold II, le Beau, Margrave of Austria; died 1096; 
married Itha, daughter of Welphe I, Duke of Bavaria 
(ped. 50), and had 

Sophie, who married Henry II, Marquis d'Istrie, 
Duke of Carinthia (ped, 48). 

50 

Adelbert III, Marquis of Italy* (of the House of 
Este), living 940, had 

Obert I, or Albert, Marquis of Italy, Count of the 
Sacred Palace, living as late as 971, who had 

Obert II, Marquis of Italy, living 1014, who had 

Albert-Azzo I, Marquis of Italy and Count, living 
1029, who had 

Albert-Azzo II, Marquis of Italy, Count de Lunig- 
iana, Seigneur d'Est and de Rovigo; died 1097; married 
Cunegonde, Princess of the House of Guelfes, sister of 

*UArt. XVII, 390; XVI, 112. 



112 VAN CULEMBORG 

Welphe III, Duke of Carinthia and Marquis de Verone 
(ped. 51), and had 

Welphe I (IV d'Est), Duke of Bavaria; died iioi; 
married Judith, widow of Tostin, brother of Harold II, 
King of England, and daughter of Baldwin V, Count of 
Flanders (ped. 24), and had 

Itha, who married Leopold II, Margrave of Austria 
(ped. 49). 

51 

Adelbert, Duke of Alsace, Count of Nordgaw,* died 
722 (ped. 31); married Gerlinde and had 

Eberhard, Count of Sundgaw {UArt. xiii, 464)* 
Duke of Alsatia; died 747 {L'Art. xiv, i); married 
Emeltrude and had 

Warinus, Lord of Altorf in Swabia, living till 771; 
married Ara and had 

IsENBART, Lord of Altorf, living 808, Founder of the 
House of Guelf; married Irmentrudis, daughter of 
Childebrand, Duke of Swabia, and had 

Welphe I, or Guelphus sumamed Catulus, Count of 
Altorf, Duke of Bavaria; died 820; married Hedwig, of 
a Saxon family, and had 

Ethico, Count of Altorf and Ravensburg; died 870; 
married Judith, daughter of a King of England, most 
likely Ethelwolph, son of Egbert, and had 

Henry I, with the Golden Chariot, created first Duke of 
Lower Bavaria, 860; married Drina, a Princess of 
Flanders, and had 

Henry II, Duke of Lower Bavaria and Count of 
Altorf, living 910; married Hatta or Beata, a Countess 
of Hohenwort, daughter of Rapoto, or Rapold, first 
Count of Andech, son of Rapold son of Emperor Amolph 
{Anderson, 228), and had 

* Anderson, 242; Betham, 430. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 113 

Rudolph I, Duke of Lower Bavaria and Count of 
Altorf and Ravensburg; died 940; married Seburgis, of 
Swabia, and had 

Gerbergis, who married Arnolph, Duke of Upper 
Bavaria (ped. 52), and had 

Welpho II (I), Count of Altorf and Ravensburg, 
Duke of Lower Bavaria; died 980; who had 

Rudolph II, Duke of Lower Bavaria, Count of Altorf 
and Ravensburg; died 1020; married Itha, daughter 
of Cuno, Count of Deningen in Boden and Richildis, 
daughter of Emperor Otto I, and had 

Welpho III (II), Duke of Lower Bavaria and Count of 
Altorf; died 1047; married Judith, daughter of Frederic, 
Count on the Moselle, son of Siegfrid, first Lord of 
Luxembourg (ped. 53), and had 

CuNiGUNDA, heiress of Lower Bavaria, who married 
Alberto-Azo II, Margrave of Este (ped. 50). 

52 

Leopold, or Luitpold, Marquis and Duke of Bavaria,* 
died 907; married Hildegarde, daughter of Louis II, or 
le Germanique, and had 

Arnold, le Mauvais, Duke of Bavaria; died 937; 
married Gerberga, daughter of Rodolfe, Count of Altorf 
(ped. 51). 

53 

Wideric, or WiGERic, Count of Ardennes,! had 

SiGEFROi, first Count of Luxembourg, who died 998; 
married Hedwig, and had 

Luitgarda, who married Arnolph, Count of Holland 

(ped. 54). 
Frederic (who follows). 

*L'Art. XVI, loi. 
\UArt. XIV, 132, 83. 



114 VAN CULEMBORG 

Frederic I, Count of Luxembourg, died 1019; by his 
wife, the granddaughter of Megingaud, Count of Gelders, 
he had 

Frederic (who follows). 

Judith, who married Guelph, Duke of Lower Bavaria 
(ped. 51). 

Frederic II, Count of Luxembourg, Duke of Lower 
Lorraine {L'Art. xiv, 83), died 1065; married, first, 
Gerberga, daughter of Eustache I, Count of Boulogne; 
second, Ide, called also Raelinde, who afterwards mar- 
ried Albert III, Count of Namure (ped. 40). Frederic, 
by his first marriage had 

Jutte, or Judith, who married Waleran, Count of 
Limbourg (ped. 69). 

54 

Arnolph, Count of Holland and Zeeland and Lord of 
Friesland,* died 1003 or 4 (ped. 4); married Luitgarda, 
daughter of Sigefroi, first Count of Luxembourg (ped. 
53), and had 

Theodoric III, Count of Holland and Zeeland and 
Lord of Friesland; died 1039; married Othilde, daughter 
of Otto II, Duke of Franconia, Saxon Emperor, and had 

Florence I, Count of Holland and Zeeland and Lord 
of Friesland; died 1061; married Gertrudis, daughter 
of Bernard II, Duke of Saxony (ped. 20). She married, 
second, Robert le Prison, Count of Flanders (ped. 42). 
They had by first marriage 

Theodoric V, Count of Holland and Zeeland and 
Lord of Friesland; died 1091; married Othilde, daughter 
of Frederic Palatin, Duke of Saxony (ped. 55), and had 

Florence II, Crassus, Count of Holland and Zee- 
land and Lord of Friesland ; died 1 1 2 2 ; married Petron- 
ille, called Gertrude, sister of Lothaire, Count of Sup- 
plenbourg, Emperor 1125, and daughter of Theodoric II, 
Duke of Lorraine (ped. 58), and had 

* U Art. xiY, 410; Anderson, 2,$'^' Betham, $66. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 115 

Theodoric VI, Count of Holland and Zeeland and 
Lord of Friesland ; died 1 1 5 7 ; married Sophia, daughter 
of Otto, Count of Rineck, qualified Count Palatin of the 
Rhine (ped. 59), and Gertrude, widow of Sigefroi, Count 
Palatin of the Rhine, and had 

Florence III, Count of Holland and Zeeland and Lord 
of Friesland; died 11 90; married Ada, granddaughter of 
David, King of Scotland, and sister of William the Lion, 
King of Scotland (ped. 62), and had 

William I, Count of Holland and Zeeland and Lord 
of Friesland; died 1223; married Adelaide, daughter of 
Otto II or III, Count of Gelders (ped. 67) {L'Art. xiv, 
282), and had 

Florence IV, Count of Holland and Zeeland and 
Lord of Friesland; died 1235; married Mathilde, daugh- 
ter of Henry I, Duke of Brabant (ped. 68), and had 

Alix, Adelheid or Adelaide, who married John van 
Avesnes (ped. 23). 

55 

Dedo II, Count of Wettin,* died 1019 (ped. 13); mar- 
ried Tetburga, daughter of Theodoric, Margrave of 
Brandenburg (ped. 15), and had 

Frederic, Palatin of Saxony; died 1020; married 
Agnes, daughter of Dedo I, Margrave of Misnia (ped. 56), 
and had 

Othilde, or UiTHiLDis, who married Theodoric V, 
Count of Holland (ped. 54). 

56 

Dedo II, Count of Wettin, f who died 1019 (ped. 13), 
married Tetburga (ped. 15), and had 

DiETRicus II, Count of Wettin and Landsberg; died 
1034; married Mathildis, daughter of Eckard, Margrave 
of Misnia (ped. 57), and had 

*Anderson, 245; Betham, 435. 
^Anderson, 245; Betham, 435, 



116 VAN CULEMBORG 

Dedo I, Margrave of Misnia and Lansnitz; died 1083; 
married Adelheid, of Brabant, and had 

Agnes, who married Frederic, Palatin of Saxony 
(ped. ss). 

57 

EcKARD, or Eggihard,* of a noble family of Thuringia, 
had 

GoNTHiER, Margrave of Misnia; died 982; who had 

EcKARD I, Margrave of Misnia; died 1002; married 
Swanechilde, daughter of Herman Billung, Duke of 
Saxony (ped. 20) and widow of Ditmar, Marquis of 
Lusace, and had 

Mathilde, who married Dietricus, Count of Wettin, 
(ped. 56). 

58 

Gerhard II, Count of Alsatia,t created Duke of Upper 
Lorraine, died 1070 (ped. 43); married Hedwig, daughter 
of Albert II, Count of Namure (ped. 40), and had 

Theodoric II, le Valliant, Count of Alsatia and Duke 
of Lorraine; died 11 15; married Hedwig, daughter of 
Frederic, Count de Formbach, and widow of Gebhard, 
Count de Supplenbourg, and had 

Gertrude, called also Petronille, who married Flor- 
ence II, Count of Holland (ped. 54). 

59 

WiDERic or WiGERic, Count of Ardennes,! had 

Siegfrid, first Count of Luxembourg; died 998; mar- 
ried Hedwig and had 

*L'Art. XVI, 195. 

\L'Art. XIII, 389; XIV, 425. 

XUArt. XIV, 132; Anderson, 304; Betham, 513. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 117 

Frederic I, Count of the Moselle or Count of Salm 
in Ardenner-Walde, Count of Luxembourg; died 1019; 
who had 

GiSELBERT, Count of Luxembourg; died 1057 ; who had 

Herman, Elected Roman Emperor; died 1088; mar- 
ried Adelheid, daughter of Otto, Count of Orlamimda 
(ped. 38) and widow of Henry H, Duke of Brabant, who 
died 1068 {L'Art. xvi, 199). After Herman's death she 
married Henry de Lacu, Palatin of the Rhine, who died 
1095. She died iioo. By Herman she had 

Otto I, Count of Rinecke, Count Palatin of the Rhine, 
living till 1 1 58; married Gertrudis, widow of Sigefroi, 
Count Palatin of the Rhine, and daughter of Henry the 
Fat, Duke of Saxony (ped. 60) {L'Art. xiv, 426), By 
Otto she had 

Sophia, who died 11 76; married Theodoric VI, Count 
of Holland (ped. 54). Through her son Otto descend the 
Counts of Bentheim. 

60 

Egbert, Margrave of Saxony and Thuringia, Count of 
Brunswick, Marquis of Misnia, died 1068 (ped. 17). 
(UArt. XVI, 199, 207, 208); married Hermengarde and 
had 

Gertrude, Countess of Brunswick and Margravinne 
of Misnia; as widow of Theodoric of Cattenbourg she 
married Henry the Fat, Duke of Saxony (ped. 61) 
{L'Art. XVI, 208), and had 

Gertrude, who married, first, Sigfried, Palatin of the 
Rhine {UArt. xiv, 426; xv, 342); second, Otto, Count of 
Reinecke (ped. 59). 

61 

Henry, Duke of Bavaria,* who died 955 (ped. 17), 
married Judith, daughter of Arnold the Bad (ped. 18), 
and had 

*Betham, 428. 



118 VAN CULEMBORG 

Herman, Count of Northeim in Hanover, who had 

SiGFRiED, Count of Northeim and Gottingen, who had 

Otto, Count of Northeim, Duke of Saxony on the 
Weser, Duke of Bavaria; died 1083; married Cunixa of 
Bavaria and had 

Henry, the Fat, Count of Northeim, Duke of Saxony; 
died iioi {L'Art. xvi, 208); married Gertrude, heiress 
of Saxony (ped. 60). 

62 

David I, King of Scotland,* died 1153; married 
Mathilde, or Maud, daughter of Waldeophus, Earl of 
Northumberland, and Judith, granddaughter of William 
the Conqueror, and had 

Henry, Prince of Scotland, Earl of Huntingdon, Earl 
of Cumberland and Northumberland; died 11 52; mar- 
ried Adama, daughter of William, Earl of Warren and 
Surrey (ped. 63), and Elizabeth, daughter of Hugh 
Magnus, Count de Vermandois (ped. 64), and had 

Ada, or Adelaide, who married Florence HI, Count of 
Holland (ped. 54). 

63 

William de Guarrena, or Warren,! accompanied 
Duke William to England and was created by him Earl 
of Surrey; died 1088; married Gundreda, daughter of 
William the Conqueror, and Mathilda or Maud, daughter 
of Baldwin V, Count of Flanders (ped. 24) {UArt. xiii, 
14), and had 

William H, Earl of Warren and Surrey; died 1138; 
married Elizabeth, daughter of Hugh Magnus, Count de 
Varmandois (ped. 64), and had 

Ada, or Adama, who married Henry, Prince of Scot- 
land (ped. 62). 

* L'Art. VII, 253; Anderson, 375, 502, 503; Betham, 619. 
^Anderson, 415, 375; Betham, 619; Berry's Essex Fami- 
lies, 66. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 119 



64 



Henry I, King of France,* died 1060; married Anne, 
daughter of George, Czar of Russia, and had 

Hugh Magnus, Count de Vermandois, Valois, etc., 
who married Adelaide, daughter and heiress of Herbert, 
Count de Vermandois (ped. 65), and Adelheid of Crespy, 
Countess of Valois and Amiens (ped. 66), and had 

Elizabeth, who married, first, Robert de Beaumont, 
first Baron de Bellomonte, created Earl of Leicester and 
Earl of Meulent; second, William de Warren, Earl of 
Surrey (ped. 63). 

65 

Charlemagne, Emperor, f (ped. 3), married Hildegarde 
of Swabia, and had 

Pepin, King of Italy and Lombardy; died 810; who 
had 

Bernard, King of Italy; died 818; married Cune- 
conde and had 

Pepin, who was deprived of Italy by Emperor Louis 
Debonnaire and received a part of Vermandois and the 
Seigneuries of St. Quentin and Peronne (the title of 
Count of Vermandois having been given him without 
authority); living 834; had 

Herbert I, first Count of Vermandois and Abbe de 
St. Quentin; living 896; assassinated by Count of 
Flanders 902 ; had 

Herbert II, Count de Vermandois, Count de Troyes 
{UArt. XI, 345) and Abbe de St. Quentin; died 943; 
married Hildebrante, daughter of Robert, King of 
France {UArt. xi, 345), and had 

Leutgarde, who married, first, William Longue- 
epee, Duke of Normandy; second, Thibaut, 

*VArt. v, 504, XII, 177, 194; Anderson, 353, 375, 502, 503; 
Betham, 254. 

^L'Art. V, 439; xii, 177. 



120 VAN CULEMBORG 

le Vieux, le Tricheur, or le Fourbe, de Montaigu, 
Count de Blois, etc. (ped. 44). 
Albert (who follows). 

Albert I, called the Pious, Count de Vermandois and 
Abbe de St. Quentin; died 987; married Gerberga, 
daughter of Louis d'Outremer, King of France, and Ger- 
berga, daughter of the Emperor Henry Auceps, and had 

Herbert HI, Count de Vermandois, who succeeded 
in 988 and took, as his predecessors, the title also of Abbe 
de St. Quentin; died 1000; married Hermegarde and had 

Otto, Count of Vermandois and Abbe de St. Quentin; 
died 1045; married Pavie and had 

Herbert IV, Count de Vermandois, Count of Valois 
in right of his wife; died 1080; married Hildebrante, 
Adele or Adelheid, daughter of Ralph or Raoul HI, Count 
de Valois (ped. 66), and had 

Adelaide, who inherited in 1080 the titles of Ver- 
mandois and Valois; married Hugh Magnus, son of 
Henry I, King of France (ped. 63). 

66 

Pepin, brother of Herbert I, Count de Vermandois* 
(ped. 65), regarded as first Count de Valois, living 813, had 

Bernard, (son or near relative of Pepin), Count de 
Valois; lived in 956; succeeded by the Counts of Vexin, 
Woleran, or Gamier, Gauthier I and Gauthier H. 

Raoul II, fourth son of Gauthier II, Count of Valois 
and Amiens; married Adele, daughter of Hilduin or 
Haudouin, Seigneur of Rameru, of Breteuil, of Clermont 
and of Nanteuil, surnamed Nanteuil-Haudouin, and had 

Raoul III, le Grand, Count of Valois and Amiens; died 
1074; married Adele, heiress of Count Nocher, and had 

Adele, or Hildebrante, who married Herbert IV, 
Count de Vermandois (ped. 65). 

*L'Art. XII, 177. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 121 



67 



Otto II, created first Count of Guelders,* died 1107 
or 1 1 13 (ped, 39) ; married Judith and had 

Ermengarde, who succeeded as Countess of Gelders 
in 1 1 13; married, first, Gerard de Wassenberg, Count of 
Guelders (ped. 39) in right of his wife. He died 1128; 
was great-grandson of Gerard, Seigneur de Wassenberg. 
She married second, in 1134 or later, Conrad II, Count of 
Luxembourg. By first marriage they had 

Jutte, who married Waleran, Count of Limbourg, 

Duke of Lower Lorraine (ped. 69). 
Yolande, who married Baldwin II (or III), Count 

of Hainaut (ped. 24). 
Gerard (who follows). 

Gerard II, who succeeded as Count of Gelders in 11 28; 
died 1 141; married Clemence, Countess of Glisberg, 
or Gleyberg, who was a widow in 1 141, and had 

Henry I, who succeeded as Count of Gelders in 1141; 
lived to 1 1 77; married Seinare, said to have been of the 
House of Lorraine, and had 

Otto II or III, Count of Guelders; died 1 204-1 206; 
married Richarde, daughter of Gerhard III, Count of 
Juhck, and Countess of Sayn (Anderson, 347), and had 

Adelaide, who married William I, Count of Holland 
(ped. 54). 

6S 

Henry II, Duke of Brabant and Count of Lovain,t 
died 1075 (ped. 33); married Adele, or Alix, daughter of 
Otto, Count of Orlamunde and Marquis of Thuringia 
(ped. 38), and had 

Godefroi, le Barbu and le Grand, Duke of Brabant, 
Count of Lovain, Duke of Lower Lorraine, Marquis 
d'Anvers; died 1140 {UArt. xiv, iii, 89, 90); married 

*UArt. XIV, 277. 

fLArt. XIV, III, 74; Anderson, 355; Betham, 569. 



122 VAN CULEMBORG 

Ide, daughter of Albert III, Count of Namure (ped. 40), 
and had 

GoDEFROi II, Duke of Brabant, Lower Lorraine, Mar- 
quis d' An vers and Count of Lovain; died 1143 (Ibid. 
91); married Lutgarde, sister-in-law of the Emperor 
Conrad III, and had 

GoDEFROi III, le Courageux, Duke of Brabant, Lower 
Lorraine, Marquis d'Anvers and Count of Lovain; died 
1 190 (Ibid); married Margaret, daughter of Henry II, 
Count de Limbourg (ped. 69), and had 

Henry I, Duke of Brabant, Lower Lorraine, Marquis 
d'Anvers and Count of Lovain; died 1235 {Ibid, 93); 
married Mathilde, niece of Philip, Count of Flanders, and 
daughter of Mathieu d'Alsace, Count of Boulogne (ped. 
71), and had 

Mathilde, who married Florence IV, Count of Hol- 
land (ped. 54). 

69 

Waleran, Count d'Arlon,* married Adele, daughter of 
Thierri, Duke of the Moselle (ped. 70) {UArt. xiii, 388), 
and had 

Waleran I, le Vieux, called also Udon, Count d'Arlon, 
Count de Limbourg; built the Chateau of Limbourg; 
died 1070 to 1081; married Jutte, or Judith, daughter of 
Frederic II of Luxembourg, Duke of Lower Lorraine 
(ped. 53), and had 

Henry I, Count of Limbourg, Duke of Lower Lorraine, 
Marquis d'Anvers; died 11 18; married Adelaide, daugh- 
ter of Bodon, Count of Pottenstein, in Bavaria, and 
grand-daughter of Otto, Marquis of Schweinfurt and 
Duke of Swabia, and had 

Waleran II, Pay en, Count of Limbourg, Duke of 
Lower Lorraine and Marquis d'Anvers; died 1139; 
married Jutte, or Judith, heiress of Wassenberg {L'Art. 

*UArt. XIV, 147. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 123 

XIV, 280), daughter of Gerard, Count of Guelders (ped. 
67), and had 

Henry II, Count of Limbourg, Count d'Arlon, Duke 
of Ardennes; died 11 70; married Mathilde, daughter of 
Adolph, Count de Saphenberg and Seigneur de Roldue, 
and had 

Marguerite, who married Godefroi III, Duke of 
Brabant, Lower Lorraine, Marquis d' An vers and Count 
of Louvain (ped. 68). 

70 

WiGERic, Count of the Palace,* under King Charles 
the Simple, had 

Frederic I, Count de Bar, Duke of Upper Lorraine, 
called Moselle; died 984; married Beatrix, niece of Otto 
I, King of Germany, and sister of Hugh Capet and 
daughter of Hugh the Great, and had 

Thierri, Duke of Lorraine, Count de Bar; died 1026; 
married Richilde and had 

Adele, who married Waleran, le Vieux, Count d'Arlon 
(ped. 69). 

71 

Theodiric, le Valiant, Count of Alsatia and Duke of 
Lorraine, t died 11 15 (ped. 58) ; married Gertrudis, daugh- 
ter of Robert, Friso, Count of Flanders (ped. 42), and 
had 

Theodoric of Alsatia, Seigneur de Bitche, Count of 
Flanders; died 1168; married Sibylle, called also Mabirie, 
daughter of Foulques V, Count d'Anjou, King of Jeru- 
salem (ped. 72), and had 

Mathieu of Alsace, Count de Boulogne; died 11 73 
{UArt. xii, 356); married Marie, daughter of Stephen, 
Count of Mortain and Boulogne, King of England, and 

*UArt. XIII, 428, 386. 
iL'Art. xiii, 305. 



124 VAN CULEMBORG 

Mathilde, daughter of Eustache III, Count of Boulogne 
{L'Art. XII, 354; VII, 90), and had 

Mathilde, who married Henry I, Duke of Brabant, 
etc. (ped. 68). 

72 

FouLQUES II, le Bon, Count d'Anjou,* died 958 (ped. 
47); married Gerberge and had 

Geoffroi I, Grisegonelle, Senechal of France, Count 
d'Anjou; died 987; married Adelaide and had 

FouLQUES III, called Nerra, or le Noir, and le Jeros- 
olymitain and le Palmier, Count d'Anjou; died 1040; 
married Hildegarde, or Hermengarde, and had 

Hermengarde, who married Geoffrey Ferreol, called 
also Alberic, Count de Chateau-Landon, or de Gatinais, 
son of Geoffrey Forole, Count, etc., and Beatrix, daughter 
of Alberic II, Count de Macon (ped. 73), and had 

FouLQUES IV, le Rechin, or le Querelleur, Count 
d'Anjou; died 1109; married Bertrade, daughter of 
Simon I, Seigneur de Montfort I'Amauri (ped. 76), and 
had 

FouLQUES V, le Jeune, Count d'Anjou, King of Jerusa- 
lem; died 1 142; married Ermebruge, or Ermentrude, 
called also Ginberge, daughter and heiress of Helie, Count 
de Maine (ped. 78), and had 

SiBYELLE, who married Theodoric d'Alsace, Count of 
Flanders (ped. 71). 

73 

Mayeul, Vicomte de Narbonne,t living 911 (L'Art. ix, 
453) ; married Rainoldis and had 

Alberic I, Vicomte de Narbonne, Count of Macon; 
died 942; married Tolosane, or Etolane, daughter and 
heiress of Raculfe, Vicomte de Macon (ped. 74), and had 

* L'Art. XIII, 43; Anderson, 491; Betham, 605. 
^LArt. XI, 12. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 125 

Letalde I, Count de Macon, Count of Burgundy; 
died 971; married Ermengarde, daughter of Manasies de 
Vergi and Ermengarde, and had 

Alberic II, Count of Macon and Burgundy; died 
975; married Ermentrude, daughter of Renaud, Count de 
Rouci (ped. 75), and had 

Beatrix, who married Geoffrey I, called Forole, Count 
de Gatinais (ped. 72). 

74 

Bernard, Plantevelue, Count d'Auvergne,* died 886; 
(L'Art. X, 126); married Hermengarde and had 

Raculfe, Vicomte de Macon, living 920, who had 

Etolane, or ToLOSANE, who married Alberic I, Vi- 
comte de Narbonne and Coimt de Macon (ped. 73). 

75 

Renaud, or Ragenolde,! Count of Reims, Count de 
Rouci, died 973 ; married Alberade, daughter of King 
Louis d'Outre-mer and Gerberga, widow of Gilbert, Duke 
of Lorraine, sister of Otto and daughter of Henry Auceps 
the Emperor, and had 

Ermentrude, who married Alberic II, Count de 
Macon (ped. 73). 

76 

Amauri I, Seigneur de Montfort-l'Amaurif (said to be 
descended from Baldwin, Bras-de-fer, Count of Flanders, 
and his wife Judith, daughter of Charles the Bald), had 

William, Count in Hainault, who married the heiress 
of Montfort and d'Epemou, who died 1003, and had 

Amauri II, Baron Montfort and Epemon; living 1053; 
married Bertrade, or Berteis, and had 

*L'Art. XI, II, 12. 
^LArt. XII, 280. 
XLArt. XI, 471. 



126 VAN CULEMBORG 

Simon I, Baron de Montf ort-l' Amauri ; died 1087; 
married Agnes, daughter of Richard, Count d'Evreux 
(ped. 77), and had 

Bertrade, who married Geoffrey, le Rechin, Count 
d'Anjou (ped. 72). 

77 

Regnald, le Riche* a Danish Count, married Hilder, 
daughter of Harolft Nesio, and had 

RoLLO, called Bygot also Raoul, Rou and Ro, after- 
wards called Robert, first Duke of Normandy, when he 
was baptized; died 917; married Poppa, daughter of 
Berenger, Count of Bayeux, and had 

William I, Longue-epee, Duke of Aquitain and Nor- 
mandy; died 942 ; married Sphortha, daughter of Hubert, 
Count of Senlis, and had 

Richard, Sans-peur, Duke of Normandy; died 996; 
married Gunnonis, or Gunilda, a Dane, and had 

Robert I, Count d'Evreux, and Archbishop of Rouen; 
died 1037 {L'Art. xii, 466); married Harleve and had 

Richard, Count d'Evreux; died 1067; married Adele, 
widow of Roger, Seigneur de Toeni and de Conches, and 
had 

Agnes, who married Simon I, Seigneur de Montfort 
r Amauri (ped. 76). 

78 

Landri Sore,! allied to the Royal House of France, 
living 1000, had 

Lancelin I, called also Landri I, first hereditary 
Seigneur de Baugenci; died 1060; married Paule, daugh- 
ter of Herbert Eveille-Chien, Count of Maine (ped. 79), 
and had 



* L'Art. XIII, i; Anderson, 490; Betham, 603. 
^LArt. XII, 527. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 127 

Jean de Baugenci, Seigneur de la Fleche, who had 

Helie, Count of Maine; died mo {L'Art. xiii, 97); 
married Mathilde, daughter and heiress of Gervais, 
Seigneur de Chateau-du-Loir, du Mayet, Luce and 
d'Oise, and had 

Eremburge, or Ermentrude, called also Guiburge, 
who married Foulques V, Count d'Anjou (ped. 72). 

79 

David, Seigneur de Maine,* had 

HuGUES I, Count de Maine; died 1015; who had 

Herbert I, called Eveille-Chien, Count de Maine; died 
1036; who had 

Paule, who married Lancelin, Sire de Baugenci (ped. 

78). 

80 

Jan, the first owner of the land of Arkel.f came into 
the Netherlands under the leadership of Puppy n van 
Herstal, Duke of Brabant, in the service of Dagobert, 
King of the French, son of Lotharis, in 641 and 642, and 
conquered the Frisians and Saxons and helped capture 
the strong Fortress of Wiltenburg, now Utrecht, and 
which King Dagobert gave van Arkel the use of and also 
gave him free ownership of a large tract of land situated 
between the rivers Lek and Waal, on the river de Linge, 
with everything belonging thereto (on which account 
Hoveus, Abbot of Egmont, in his chronicles, says that 
the Lords van Arkel, a whole century before the first 
Count Diderik's arrival, possessed a large part of Hol- 
land), where Jan van Arkel built a church upon the site 

*L'Art. XIII, 86. 

fVan der Aa's Biog. Diet, and genealogy of the family in 
Adelyk en Aanzienelyk Wapen-Boek van de Zeven Provincien, 
by Abraham Ferwerda, Leeuwarden, 1777; Illustrata Batavia. 
See arms in van Culemborg pedigree (ped i). 



128 VAN CULEMBORG 

where the Romans formerly had their camp and built 
a temple in honor of Hercules, from which it is supposed 
that this district received the name of Erkel or Arkel, 
the H being omitted or being aspirate. But some years 
later the Frisians, Danes and Normans, having attacked 
these lands again, burned the church, destroyed van 
Arkel's property and dispersed his subjects so that he 
fled to France and remained at Pierrepont where he died, 
leaving a son 

Heyman van Arkel, who also died at Pierrepont and 
who had by his wife a son 

Jan van Arkel, who built there a strong fortress 
which was destroyed by Brancion, brother of Lord van 
Baar, and on which account he was killed by van Arkel. 
As Brancion was related to Diderik III, King of France, 
van Arkel fled with his wife Elsebeen to the land of 
Arkel and, in 694, had the church rebuilt, which in 697 
was consecrated by Bishop Sigibert. He and his wife 
died at Arkel and were buried there, leaving a son 

Heyman van Arkel, who married Tekla, daughter of 
WoUebrand, son of the first Lord of Egmont. Heyman 
van Arkel first served under Pepin, King of France, and 
later Emperor Charles the Great, his son, and was killed 
in 783, in his old age, in a conflict with the heathen 
Saxons on the river Elve, having had by his wife, a son 

Jan van Arkel, who held high service under the 
Emperor Charles the Great in the war against the West- 
phalians in 798, and later served under Emperor Louis 
the Good. He died in 856 and was buried at Ingelheim 
near Mentz on the Rhine. He had one son 

Heyman van Arkel, Knight, first courtier of Em- 
peror Louis and afterwards chamberlain of the Duke of 
Loterik. He married Helena, a lord's daughter from 
France, and died at an advanced age in 915 at Man- 
derscheyt near Trier where he was buried. His elder son 

Fop van Arkel, was killed in the battle which Louis 
IV, King of France, waged against Hendrik den Vogeler, 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 129 

Catholic King, for the possession of Lotherig in 935, and 
was buried in St. Nafarius Church in Lorraine. His son 

Heyman, first Lord van Arkel, whom the Emperor 
Otto the Great sent with a large body of men to Neder- 
saxen, now East Friesland, from which place he carried 
away Silla, daughter of Tielman, the Governor there, 
without her father's knowledge, and fled with her to 
Holland and married her. He was well received by 
Count Diderik H who made him his Steward or, ac- 
cording to others, his Stadhouder of Friesland and con- 
firmed to him the lands of Arkel which King Dagobert 
had given his father, and where he continued to reside, 
as did also his descendants, and where he died in 980, or, 
according to others in 990, and according to A. Kemp, 
in 996. His elder son 

Foppo, Lord van Arkel, died in 1008. He married 
Maria, daughter of Lord van Oyen (or Ooy), of the 
Betuwe, by whom he had a son 

Jan I, Lord van Arkel, who lived during the early part 
of the eleventh century. During the reign of Dirk HI, 
Count of Holland, he took part with the Count against 
Adelbold, Bishop of Utrecht, who was defeated June 
9, 10 10, between Bodegraven and Zwammerdam and 
July 29, of the same year, near Bodegraven. He also 
accompanied the Count to the Holy Land where he died 
in a battle against the Saracens in 1034 or 1035. By 
his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Willem, Count van 
Cuijk, on the Maas, he left a son 

Jan II, Lord van Arkel, who, after having built the little 
city of Huelkelum, together with the villages Spijk and 
Dalem, followed Robert de Vries, who at that time gov- 
erned in Holland, to the Holy Land, where he fought 
valiantly against the infidels for eight years; returning 
he joined Robert de Vries and his son-in-law Dirk V, 
Count of Holland, in 1076, in a war against Coenraad, 
twenty-second Bishop of Utrecht, and helped besiege the 
fortress at Ysselmonde, where he was fatally injured and 



130 VAN CULEMBORG 

died January 7, 1077. He married Margaretha, daughter 
of Jan, Lord van Altena, and had by her Jan (who fol- 
lows), Johanna, who married Robert, Lord van Heusden, 
and another daughter, whose name is not found recorded 
but who married Gerrit, Lord van Teilingen. 

Jan III, Lord van Arkel, went to the Holy Land in 
1096, and on this expedition, being obliged to stop at 
Venice to wait for favorable winds, hung his arms out- 
side the inn where he was stopping, according to the cus- 
tom. A nobleman from Hungary, who bore the same 
arms, seeing this, took the arms down, whereupon van 
Arkel quarreled with him and they fought a duel in 
which van Arkel held the upper hand but spared the 
other's life so that they parted as good friends. Re- 
suming his journey he assisted in the occupancy of 
Nicea, Tarsus and Antioch and finally, in 1099, Jerusalem. 
After having been made a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, 
he turned back to his native land, old and broken down, 
and died in Straatsburg in 11 17. By his wife Aleida, a 
daughter of Jan, Lord van Heusden (ped. 81), he left 
three sons, the eldest of whom was 

Jan IV, Lord van Arkel, who went to the Holy Land 
in 1 1 24, and while there was made a Knight of the Holy 
Sepulchre. Upon his return home he, with his brother 
Hugo, Lord of Bottersloot, went to the assistance of 
Count Dirk VI. (of Holland) against the West Fries- 
landers, whom he twice helped to defeat. When later, in 
1 138, Otto, Count of Benthem, after having plundered the 
provinces of Twenthe, was taken captive in battle by 
Herbert, the twenty-sixth Bishop of Utrecht, and Dirk 
VI, Count of Holland, who was Otto's brother-in-law, ad- 
vanced to deliver him, Jan van Arkel helped him be- 
siege Utrecht, which siege, however, was lifted when the 
Bishop threatened the besiegers with excommunica- 
tion. After making another expedition to the Holy 
Land he joined, in 1143, in the war between Lords of 
Grimbergen and the guardians of Godefried III, Duke 
of Brabant, in which he took sides with the former, but 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 131 

fell in a battle in 1144, which took place near the Three 
Fountains (Drie Fonteinen), not far from Brussels. 
He married Petronella, daughter of Lord van der Are, 
by whom he had as eldest son 

JoHAN V, Lord van Arkel, Knighted in the Holy 
Land where he died in 1 1 76 ; married Geertruyt, daughter 
of Lord van Loon and Steenvorden, and had one son 

JoHAN VI, Lord van Arkel, who, in 11 80, accompanied 
Floris HI, Count of Holland, to the Holy Land where, 
like his ancestors, he was made a Knight of the Holy 
Sepulchre by Filips, Count of Flanders. He returned 
home, but went to the Holy Land again in 1188 and was 
present at the siege and capture of Damietta. Having 
marched against Rudolf, Burgrave of Koeverden, with 
Otto n van der Lippe, thirty-fourth Bishop of Utrecht, 
he fell together with the Bishop, in the battle near Ane, 
not far from Grimsbergen August i, 1227. He married 
Margaretha, daughter of Lord Baldwin van Nyenoven (or 
Nivelles?), younger brother of (Philips?) Count of 
Flanders, by whom he had a son 

JoHAN Vn, Lord van Arkel and Lord of Asperen and 
Heukelom, who laid the first foundations of the city of 
Gorinchem. He also selected the village of Schelluynen 
and died in 1243, having married Maria, daughter of 
Count van Vernenburg, whose wife was a daughter of 
Otto, Count of Benthem (ped. 94), son of Diderik, 
Count of Holland, by whom he had a son 

Jan Vni, Lord van Arkel, called the Strong on account 
of his strength, and of whom it is said that while sitting 
upon a horse and placing his arms around a beam over- 
head he could lift the horse from the ground. He was 
founder of Gorinchem and died in 1234 in battle against 
the Stadingers. He married Bertha, daughter of Lord 
van Oethem, by whom he had as elder son 

Jan IX, Lord van Arkel, who, in 1282, assisted Floris 
V, Count of Holland, in fighting against the West Fries- 
landers to avenge the death of the Count's father. He 



132 VAN CULEMBORG 

attended, Jan I, Duke of Brabant, at the battle of 
Woeringen on June 6, 12S8, against Reinald I, Duke of 
Gelders. In recognition of his services to both princes 
the citizens of Gorinchem were declared free from all 
taxation, both on water and on land, throughout all 
Brabant, Holland and Zeeland. Later he assisted Jan I, 
Count of Holland, to make war against the West Fries- 
landers, but died in a battle which took place April 2, 
1297, near the village of Voorne. By his wife Bertha, 
daughter of Gerrit, Lord van Sterkenburg, he had 

Geertruida van Arkel, who married Huibert, Lord 
van Culemborg (ped. i). 

81 

Robert, Count of Teisterbant* and Count of Hoey 
by virtue of his marriage with the Countess of Hoey, 
had by her 

Lodewyk, Count of Teisterbant. 

Robert, first Lord van Heusden (who follows). 

Dirk, first Lord van Altena. 

Robert, first Lord van Heusden, died in 857 in 
Brabant where he had fled with his family on account of 
the Northmen or Norsemen having destroyed his fortress 
at Heusden; married Ada, daughter of Henrick, Count 
van Kuyk, by whom he had 

BouDEWYN II, Lord van Heusden, who married 
Sophia, daughter of Edmond, King of England {Slich- 
tenhorst, 39, and UArt. vii, 69). To Boudewyn is attri- 
buted the building of the towns of Pouderoyen, Brakel 
and Aelst. He died, it is said by Slichtenhorst, in 870, 
and his wife in 890, and both were buried at Oud-Heusden. 
(As Edmond became King in 940 and died 946 the dates 
given by Slichtenhorst are incorrect, or else Sophia was 
not King Edmond's daughter. SHchtenhorst, 39, says 

*Slichtenhorst's History of Gelderland, 61. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 133 

she is also said by some to have been daughter of Elderick.) 
They had 

Edmond, who died in England. 

Robert (who follows). 

Robert II, Lord van Heusden, was Knighted in the 
Holy Land and died in 914, although other authorities 
say 907, 908 and 909; married AdeUieid, daughter of 
Herman, Count of Zutphen {Slichtenhorst, 58), by whom 
he had 

Edmond, fourth Lord van Heusden, who married 
Hildegond, daughter of the Count of Sein in Germany, 
and died in 929; their only son 

Jan, Lord van Heusden, married Margriet, daughter 
of Count van Loon in the country of Luyk; died 956; 
their son 

Robert III, Lord van Heusden, was founder of the 
towns of Harpt, Vlymen and Hedichuysen; married 
Geertruyt, Countess of Spanheim in Upper Germany; 
died in 972; their son 

BouDEWYN III, Lord van Heusden, who married Alyt, 
daughter of Lord van Gennep; died in 1028; their son 

Jan II, Lord van Heusden, was founder of the town 
of Hemert; married Mechteld or Margriet, daughter 
of Lord van Stein voort, and died in 1079 (some say 
1073) i their daughter 

Alyt married Jan III, Lord van Arkel (ped. 80). 



82 

WoLFGERUs,* Schultetus or Schout (Sheriff) of Amstel, 
mentioned 1105 to 1126, was father of 

Egbert, first Lord van Amstel, mentioned 1131 to 
1 1 72; father of 

* Histoire der Heeren van Amstel, van Ysselstein en van 
Mynden, by W. A. van Spaen, The Hague, 1807. 



134 VAN CULEMBORG 

Gysbrecht I, Lord van Amstel, mentioned 1170 to 
1 1 78; father of 

Gysbrecht (who follows). 

Egbert, who was father of Badeloge who married 
Willem I, Lord van Egmond (ped. 21). 

Gysbrecht II, Lord van Amstel, Knight, mentioned 
1200 to 1228; father of 

Gysbrecht III, Lord van Amstel, Knight, mentioned 
i23otoi25i; father of 

Arnoud van Amstel, Lord van Ysselstein, Knight, 
who died 1291,* who, by his wife Johanna had 

Gysbrecht, Lord van Ysselstein, Knight, who died 
1344; married Beerta, daughter of Otto van Arkel, 
Lord van Heukelom (ped. 83), by whom he had 

Arnoud, Lord van Ysselstein, Knight, who died 1363 ; 
married Maria, daughter of Guido van Avesnes and 
van Henegouwen, Bishop of Utrecht (ped. 23), by whom 
he had 

Guyotte, Lady van Ysselstein, heiress of her father, 
who married Jan, Lord van Egmond, who died 1369 
(ped. 21). 

83 

Jan VIII, Lord van Arkelf (ped. 80), and his wife 
Bertha van Gethem had 

Jan IX, Lord van Arkel (ped. 80). 
Otto (who follows). 

*Rietstap: van Amstel d' Ysselstein. Pays d' Utrecht. D'or 
a la fasce de sable, au sautoir echiquete d' argent et de gueules, 
brochant sur le tout. Casque courrone. Cimier, le sautoir de 
I'ecusson, entre un vol a Vantique de sable et d'or; ou une cuve 
d'argent charge de deux pals de gueules; ou de gueules charge 
de deux pals d'argent, remplie de plumes de coq de sable; ou une 
cuve echiquete de gueules et d'argent, remplie de cinq plumes 
d'autruche de sable. 

fSame authority as ped. 80. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 135 

Otto van Arkel, second son, had as his patrimony 
the manors of Heukelom, Asperen, Lyenburg and Accoy; 
mentioned in Dordrecht in 131 1; married the daughter 
of Lord Jan van Heusden (ped. 84) and his wife Catharina, 
daughter of Count van Loon, by whom he had 

A daughter sumamed van Heukelom who married 
Gysbrecht van Ysselstein (ped. 82). 



84 

Jan II, Lord van Heusden* (ped. 81), and his wife 
Mechteld or Margriet, daughter of Lord van Steinvoort, 
had 

Alyt, who married Jan III, Lord van Arkel (ped. 80). 
Robert (who follows). 

Robert IV, Lord van Heusden, died 1092 ; married 
Johanna, daughter of Jan, Lord van Altena, by whom 
he had 

Boudewyn IV, Lord van Heusden, died mo; mar- 
ried Bertrand, daughter of Count van der Lippe, by 
whom he had 

Jan III, Lord van Heusden, who died 1135; married 
Lady Christina, daughter of Lord van Arentsberg, by 
whom he had 

Arent, Lord van Heusden, died in 11 68; married 
Maria van Salm (in Lorraine) by whom he had 

Jan IV, Lord van Heusden, accompanied Duke 
Henrick of Brabant to the Holy Land where he was 
knighted; died 1192; married Lucia, daughter of Lord 
van Hoern, by whom he had 

Robert V, fifteenth Lord van Heusden, died 1202; 
married Philippoot, daughter of Lord van Diest in 
Brabant, by whom he had 

*Same authority as ped. 81. 



136 VAN CULEMBORG 

Jan V, Lord van Heusden, died 1235 and was buried 
at Aix-la-Capelle ; married Countess van Vernenburg by 
whom he had 

Jan VI, Lord van Heusden, was knighted in the 
Holy Land and died 1279; married Catharina, Countess 
van Loon, by whom he had 

Aert, Lord van der Sluys, Knight (ped. 90). 

Daughter, married Otto van Arkel (ped. 83). 



85 

Pelgrim van Holland, Burgrave of Zeeland,* younger 
brother of Floris HI, Count of Holland (ped. 54), was 
the first Lord van Voorne about the year 1140, and had, 
as appears from several old manuscripts, as wife, the 
daughter of Count van der Lippe, of Germany, by whom 
he had 

Floris van Voorne, as appears from aforesaid manu- 
scripts (although mentioned by Gouthoven with his 
brother Diderik as sons of the aforesaid Count Diderik 
van Sein), was Lord van Voorne and Burgrave of Zee- 
land, from the year 11 62 until 1203, when he died leaving 

Hugo van Voorne, Burgrave of Zeeland for 45 years 
until the year 1248 when he died; gave great assistance 
to Count Lodewijk van Loon in the war against Count 
Willem of Holland, but fruitlessly; married the daughter 
of Count van Kuyk op de Maze (on the Maas), and had 

Hendrik van Voorne, Burgrave of Zeeland for 32 
years mentioned in a charter of King William, Count 
of Holland, in 1252; died in 1280; married the daughter 
of Nicholaas van Borssele in Zeeland, who later married 
Wolphart van Borssele, Lord van der Veere; by first 
marriage they had 

A daughter who married Huibert van Culemborg 
(ped. i). 

*Batavia Illustrata, by S. van Leeuwen, 1685, 1140. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 137 

86 

Gouthoven* in his Chronicle, page 125, says that the 
first Lord van der Lecke must have been a younger 
brother of the second Lord van Brederode which, if 
true, then Siphrid must have had three sons, for it is 
certain that the van Teilingen family descends from 
Simon, a younger brother of Diderik, Lord van Brederode. 

Of this branch was mentioned Hendricus de Lecke, 
Knight, a diplomat in the year 1097. 

.... VAN DER Lecke mentioned with other prominent 
nobles in the Lower German Year Book of 1141. 

Hendrik van der Lecke, mentioned in 1277, married 
Judith, daughter of Peter van Borssele, by whom he had 
a daughter Marie who married Dirk de Goedertierene {the 
Merciful), Lora van Brederode, son of Willem van Bred- 
erode and the daughter of Lord van Voorne, who brought 
him the manor of Lecke, which later went to Jan van 
Duvenvoorde, Lord van Polanen, about 1360, in conse- 
quence of his marriage to Catherine van Brederode; in 
1404 Jenne van Polanen, heiress van der Lecke, den 
Berg, Breda, Oosterhout, Rosendaal and Steenbergen 
brought the manor to the House of Nassau by her mar- 
riage to Engelbregt, Count of Nassau, Stadtholder of 
Brabant. 

PiETER VAN DER Lecke, Lord of the manors of Brant- 
wijk and Gijbland, which he sold in 1325 to Pieter van 
den Damme, Vincent's son at Dordrecht, was still living 
in 1345; by his wife, of the House of Wassenaar, he 
had 

Judith, who married Huibert IV, seventh Lord van 
Culemborg, Knight, who, in 1347, in the battle against 
the Leigoeis was killed; leaving nine children, since 
which time the Lords van Culemborg have quartered 
their coat of arms with that of van der Lecke (ped. i). 

*Batavia Illustrata, 1000. 



138 VAN CULEMBORG 

87 

WiLLEM VAN WijE, Esquirc (Armiger), with consent 
of his wdfe Goetsuwe sells property at Echtelt to the 
Chapter 13 12; Tinsgenoot at Echtelt 1320; has property 
to collect at Lier of St. Catharyn's at Utrecht 1326; 
Tinsrichter 1329.* Their son 

WiLLEM VAN WijE, Esquirc, called the Young, was 
Justiciary (gerichtsman) in Lower Betuwe 1329; received 
property in ground rent from the Chapter 1351; dead in 
1384 (Rhemen says his wife was surnamed Heuckelum). 
They had 

Lord Johan van Wije Willemszoon, Knight (who 

follows) . 
Otto van Wije, who was dead in 1384. 
Wilhelmina van Wije, who ceded the inheritance 

from her brother Otto to Claes van Wije 1384. 
Heinerich van Wije Willemszoon, who became rec- 
onciled with the City of Utrecht 136 1. 
Geertruit van Wije (mentioned by Rhemen, who 
says that she married Joachim van Haemen, 
BaiHff (Drost) at Lede, whose mother was Freys 
van Cuynre), 

Lord Johan van Wije Willemszoon, Knight, sealed 
with others the marriage conditions of Duke Eduard 
of Gelders 1368; with Claes van der Weghen he rented 
the tithes at Echtelt for ten years in 1348. Rhemen says 
that with his wife Hille van der Rivyre he founded 

* Mss. pedigree of the van Wije or Wijhe family of Echtelt, in 
possession of the Council of the Nobility of The Hague, which 
is followed except when reference is made to the Mss. pedigree 
of the same family by Stephen a Rhemen, of the i6th century, 
in possession of the Municipal Archives at Arahem. 

In the pedigrees referred to the arms described similarly to 
the description given by Rietstap : Wijhe d'Eshtelt, Fride. {Ren. 
du litre de baron du St. Empire, 15 jun. 1742). D' argent seme 
de hillette d'azur; au lion de gueules, courrone d'or, hrochant sur 
le tout. Casque courrone. Cimier, le lion, issuant. Lambre- 
quins, d'argent et de gueules. 



ERRATA. 
Ped. 5. Charlemagne is repeated by mistake. 

Ped. 28. Insert le Justicier after Richard, Duke of Burgundy, 
who died 921. 

Ped. 32. Mathilde Billung by her second marriage with 
Godefroi, Count de Verdun, had Herman, Count de Verdun, 
who died 1034. 

Ped. 35. Ricuinus, Duke on the Moselle, died 94s, not 928. 



Ped. 37 



mentioned in ped. 35. 



Ped. 43 
Ped. 76 
Ped. 87 



After Felicitas insert Sadtgerus and Raginerus, 



Ethicus, Duke of Alsatia, died 6qo, not 220. 

Bertrade married Foulques IV, not Geoffrey. 

Issue of Jorden van Wije and Johanna van Groes- 
beeck should be : 

Johan, eldest son. Canon at Elst. 
Otto (who follows). 

Claes, who received an inheritance at Ysendoorn 1408. 
Johan, mentioned 1407 ; married and (according to Rhemen) 
had 

Jorden, who had 

Johan, who married Sophie van Varick, Jan's sister, 
and had 

Johan, on the Keyserstraat in a garrisoned place 

at Arnhold. 
Sophie, who married a van Dalen, of Haemet. 



138 VAN CULEMBORG 

87 

WiLLEM VAN WijE, Esquire (Armiger), with consent 
of his wile Goetsuwe sells property at Echtelt to the 
Chapter 13 12; Tinsgenoot at Echtelt 1320; has property 
to collect at Lier of St. Catharyn's at Utrecht 1326; 
Tinsrichter 1329.* Their son 

WiLLEM VAN WijE, Esquirc, called the Young, was 
Justiciary (gerichtsman) in Lower Betuwe 1329; received 
property in ground rent from the Chapter 13 51; dead in 
1384 (Rhemen says his wife was surnamed Heuckelum). 
They had 

Lord Johan van Wije Willemszoon, Knight (who 



quins, a argeni ei ae guemes. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 139 

a vicarage at Echtelt with sacramental altar. They 
had 

Otto van Wije who married Ida, daughter of . . . .van 
Kinder en ( ?) and .... Dornick. (This generation and 
marriage are omitted in the pedigree at The Hague and 
Lord Johan is given as father of Jorden who follows.) 
They had 

Herman van Wye, Knight. 

Jorden van Wye, Knight (who follows). 

Lord Jorden van Wije, Knight, was already mar- 
ried in 1372; made his peace with Jan van Chastillon 
and wife Mechteld of Gelders and is placed after Mr. 
(Lawyer) Walrave van Wijhe 1376; in the Knighthood 
of Gelders 1377 ; ratified with others the Peace of Gelders 
1379; witnessed the reconciliation of Floran, Bishop of 
Utrecht, and Evart van Essen 1380; Councillor of 
Duke Willem of Gelders 1392; also in 1394 and 1395; 
but is not mentioned as the Chief Councillor of Duke 
Reynold 1402 ; enfeoffed with the titles of Heusden 1405; 
dead in 141 1; married 1372, Johanna, daughter of Zeger 
van Groesbeek (ped. 88) and his wife, sumamed van der 
Straeten. She is mentioned in a postponement of mort- 
gage 141 1. After her father's death she was enfeoffed 
with the titles of Werkendam 1413. She was present 
at the marriage of her granddaughter Amolda and was 
called Lady van Wije 1423. She received the usufruct 
of 25 shields from her brother Johan van Groesbeek 
1424. She and her husband Lord Jorden van Wije 
had 

Johan van Wije, eldest son, Canon at Elst; men- 
tioned 1437. Rhemen adds the following of him and 
his descendants : he had a son 
Jorden, who had a son 

Johan, married Sophie van Varick, Jan's sister, 
by whom he had 

Johan, on the Keyserstraat in a garrisoned 
place at Arnhold. 
Sophie, married a van Dalen, of Haemet. 



140 VAN CULEMBORG 

Otto van Wije (who follows). 

Claes van Wy Jordenszoon, who received an in- 
heritance at Ysendoorn 1408. 

Johan van Wije Jordenszoon, mentioned 1407; mar- 
ried 

Otto van Wijhe mortgaged property in Upper 
Betuwe of the Duke of Gelders 1397; enfeoffed with the 
Haajakerskamp 1406; received the Hove Akerskamp at 
Echtelt in lease 1401; had a difference with Willem van 
Isendoom 1408; marriage friend of Elsabi van Echtelt 
1 41 6; made a magescheid with his mother, the Lady van 
Wijhe, 1420; first marriage friend of Johan van Brienen 
1420; attended the marriage of his daughter Arnolda 
1423; Thinsgenoot at Echtelt 1425; married in 1407 
Ida, daughter of Johan van Brienen, de Olde (ped. 89), 
by whom he had 

Johan van Wije Ottoszoon. 

Willem van Wije, Canon of St. Peter's at Utrecht 

1423. 
Jorden van Wije (who follows). 
Arnolda van Wije, who married in 1423 Otto van 
Echteld, her marriage friends being Johan van 
Wije, Lord of Hernen, and Dirk van Wije, brothers. 
Dirk van Wije Hermanszoon, Arent van Dinter 
Claesz, and Arent van Zandwijk. 
Hermanna van Wije, nun at Arnhem. 
Jorden van Wije. 

Jorden van Wije, Knight, ratified with others the 
treaty of the province with the knighthood of Nymegen 
1436; conveyed with his wife the oldweitschen tiend at 
Cameron to her brother Wolter van Ysendoorn under 
condition of return 1459; mentioned as of Echtelt in a 
list of knights of 1460; married Johanna, daughter of 
Willem van Ysendoorn (ped. 90) and his wife Adriana 
van Brakel, 1459. They had 

Otto van Wije, of Echtelt, Bailiff {Amhtman) of 
Lower Betuwe 1485; mentioned as such also 
1487 ; complaint made in 1488 that he perpetrated 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 141 

oppression; had a difference concerning jurisdic- 
tion of his office with Willem of Gent 1488; re- 
fused to appear before the Court or to leave his 
house Echtelt 1489 ; wrote to the Chapter at Utrecht 
that if he was excommunicated they would re- 
ceive nothing from their properties and rents 
there 1488; the five ecclesiastics threatened him, 
the Knights and Esquires of Lower Betuwe with 
excommunication 1490; became Escort of the 
Bishopric 1490; he and his wife Geertruid Teng- 
nagel received remission from Duke Carel, but 
were forced to make their house Echtelt in feudal 
tenure an open house of the Duke 1495; which 
was opposed later by his son, 1539, 1544; vindi- 
cated by the capitol cities in a victory 1500; ob- 
tained remission from Duke Carel 15 18; ap- 
pointed from the Lower Betuwe to receive the 
Duchess 15 19. His wife Geertruid was daughter 
of Sander (or Zander) Tengnagel and Raba van 
Lennep. 

Elisabeth van Wije, Abbess of Marienhorst at ter 
Hunnep 1484. 

Yda, married Arnt van Hessen, Lord van Hulhuisen. 

Agnes van Wije, nun at Nuys. 

Johanna van Wije, nun at Cologne. 

Willem van Wije (who follows). 

Willem van Wije* remained faithful to Duke Arnold 
of Gelders 1472; Joria van Weze, wife of Wolff van de 
Lauwiek, complained to the Provinces concerning an 

* (His wife's name is not mentioned, but the marriage of his 
daughter Berta to Melchior van Culemborg is given in the Mss. 
pedigree of the van Culemborg family by A. Shoemaker, 1690, 
in possession of Edwin Jaquett Sellers, of Philadelphia, the 
Mss. pedigree of the van Culemborg family in possession of 
the Coimcil of the Nobilty at The Hague, and also in the Mss. 
pedigree of the same family by Arend van Buchell or Buchellius, 
1 565-1644, in possession of E. J. Sellers, in which the arms of 
van Wije of Echtelt are inserted in colors in a lozenge shaped 
shield.) 



142 VAN CULEMBORG 

injury which she alleged Willem van Wije had done her, 
in 1500. Willem van Wije had 

Berta van Wije, who married Melchior van Culem- 
borg (ped. i). 

88 

JoHAN VAN Groesbeek,* Knight, surety for the Count 
of Gelders at the treaty with Utrecht in 1258; men- 
tioned until 1268; father of 

JoHAN VAN Groesbeek who fought, possibly as Squire, 
in the battle near Woeringen in 1288; surety for Ger- 
hard van Oye in 1291; father of 

JoHAN VAN Groesbeek, Knight; not yet knighted, 
however, in 13 18, when he appeared as witness of the 
Count van Kleef; mentioned as Knight in 1325 and 
repeatedly until his death in 1359; purchased the manor 
Maiden in 1348 and later the manor Beek with which 
he was enfeoffed in 1350; as lord of Heumen in 1358 was 
enfeoffed by Emperor Charles with his ancestral court as 
Groesbeek and with the waldgrafschap of the Kolwald, 
already occupied by him in 1329; father of 

Zeger van Groesbeek, Knight, Lord of Groesbeek, 
Heumen, Maiden and Beek; not knighted in 1359 when 
he was enfeoffed by the Count of Cleve with Maiden 
and Beek, nor in 1366, but was Knighted in 1372 when he 
renewed his feudal oath; transferred Maiden and Beek 
in 1403 to his son Johan van Groesbeek, Knight, and 
died shortly thereafter; married .... van der Straten, 
by whom he had 

* Mss. pedigree by W. A. van Spaen, Vol. iv, 63-70, at the 
Council of the Nobility at The Hague. 

Rietstap: van Groesbeeck. Pays de Gueldre. (Comtes, 
II aout 1610 et 20 avril 1674.) D'argent d la fasce entee de 
gueules. Casque courrone. Cimier, un chien issuant d' argent, 
collete de la Jasce de Vecu; ou une tete et col de bouc aux armes 
de Vecu, accornee d'or. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 143 

Johanna van Groesbeek, married to Jorden van 
Wijhe (ped. 87), Knight; she made an agreement with 
Otto van Wijhe, in 1420, concerning the property ac- 
quired by him from his sister Agnes van Wijhe; in 1424, 
being a widow, received a yearly allowance from her 
brother Johan van Groesbeek, Knight. 



89 

Ida van Brienen,* wife of Otto van Wijhe of Echteld 
(ped. 87), was probably a sister of Arnt van Brienen, son 
of Johan the old, who, in 1402, was enfeoffed with 
Potshove at Wageningen, which property belonged, in 
1326, to Johan van Brienen, gerichtman of Betuwe in 
1324, mentioned also in 1336, Counsel of Count Reinald 
of Gelders in 1328. 

90 

Rudolf de Cock, f Knight, obtained by exchange with 
Count of Gelders, in 1265, Neer and Opijnen together 

Pedigree at the Council of the Nobility at The Hague. 

* Rietstap : van Briennen, Limbourg. D' argent a la licorne 
saillante de gueules. Casque courrone. Cimier, la licorne. 
Supports, deux licorne s de gueules, tenant chacun une banniere 
aux armes de Vecu, futee de gueules. 

^ Oordeelkundige Inleiding tot de Historic van Gelderland, by 
W. A. van Spaen, Vol. Ill, 430-434, at The Hague with the 
Council of the Nobility; Essay by Jhr. Baeleerts van Blokland, 
entitled De Afstamming van het Geslacht van Isendoorn in 
Maandblad van het Genealogischheraldiek Genootschap, De 
Nederlandsche Leeuvu, 1909, col. 14-16. 

Rietstap : van Waerdenburg (anciennement de Cocq van 
Waerdenburg) . Gueldre. De gueules a trois pals de vair; au 
chef d'or, charge d'une fleur-de-lis d'azur (souvent sans fleur-de- 
lis). Cimier, une tete et col de paon au naturel. 

Rietstap: Isendoorn a Blois. Gueldre. (Rec. du titre de 
Baron 22 aout 1822, M. et v. g dec. 1865.) De gueules a trois 
pals de vair; au chef d'or. Casque courrone. Cimier, un lion 
rampant de gueules, accostee de deux flambeaux de sable, viroles 
d'or, allumes du meme. Lambrequins, d'or, de gueules et d'azur. 
Supports, deux lions au naturel. 



144 VAN CULEMBORG 

with Hiem, where he later built the castle Waerdenburg. 
His son 

Rudolf de Cock Waerdenburg, Knight, mentioned 
in 1265, when his father sold the castle Renooi; purchased 
Isendoom in 1281; died 13 15; married as second wife 
Margaretha van Batenburg by whom he had, 

WiLLEM DE Cock van Isendoorn, Knight, who was 
dead in 13 18, as his widow Mabelia van Arkel agreed 
with her brother-in-law Gerard van Waerdenburg, Lord 
of Puffelik, regarding the guardianship of her son Willem 
van Isendoorn, about four years of age; she was still 
living in 1335. They had 

Willem van Isendoorn, Knight, minor in 13 18; not 
knighted in 1332, but in 1335; married Arnolda, daugh- 
ter of Wolter van Keppel, Knight (ped. 91), and of Ju- 
dith van der Sluyse (ped. 92), who appears as his wife in 
1330; last mentioned in 1359 as witness to the peace 
between Gelders and Cleve. Their son, 

Alard van Isendoorn ratified the landerede of 1377 
and is mentioned until 1396; married Folcwive van 
Druten who is mentioned, as widow, with her children in 
1414. Their son, 

Willem van Isendoorn is mentioned in the diet at 
Mynegen 1436; lived at the court at Isendoorn and in 
1427 took a waard (drained lake) at Isendoorn in ground 
rent from his nephew (or cousin) Willem, Lord van 
Isendoorn, Knight; mentioned from 141 2 to 1441 and 
married in 141 8 Adriana, daughter of Johan van Brakel 
(ped. 93) and Johanna van Vianen van Bloemenstein 
(ped. 94), who died between the years 1424 and 1429, 
after which he remarried in 143 1 Adriana, daughter of 
Gijsbert de Cock van Neerynen and.... van Haeften. 
By the first marriage he had, 

Johanna van Isendoorn, mentioned in 1437, who 
married Jorden van Wijhe of Echteld, 1459 (ped. 

87). 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 145 

91 

Walter, Lord van Keppel,* mentioned in 1200, 
married. . . .van Meurs, and had 

Dirk, Lord van Keppel, who married Beatrix (van 
Aeswyn?), and had 

Walter, Lord van Keppel, Knight, who was Coun- 
cillor of Count Reinald I and of his son Reinald II; 
appeared as a witness in various transactions of theirs 
and, at their request, attached his seal to certain of their 
alliances and engagements; in 1307 he renewed the oath 
of vassalage to the Count of Cleve and, in 1323, was 
enfeoffed with the tithes under Hummen and Dremth 
while the manor Keppel received distinct privileges ; died 
1330; established several altars and vicarages; married 
Judith van der Sluys (ped. 92) (Van der Aa's Biog. 
Diet.) and had 

Arnolda van Keppel, who married William van 
Isendoorn (ped. 90). 

92 

Jan IV, Lord van Heusden (ped. 85), married Catha- 
rina, Countess van Loon, and had 

Aert (Arnold), Lord van der Sluys, Knight, who 
married Agnes, and had 

Judith van der Sluys, who married Walter van 
Keppel (ped. 91). 

93 

EusTACHius van BRAKELf had 

* Rietstap : van Keppel, Gueldre. {Rec. du titre de baron, 
3 fev. 1875.) De gueules a trois coquilles d'argent. Casque 
courrone du meme. Cimier, un cygne d' argent, becque de gueules. 
Supports, deux leopards lionnes d'or. 

t Rietstap: van Brakell, Gueldre. {Admis. au corps equestre 
de Gueldre, 28 aout, 7 oct. et g Dec. 1814; rec. titre de baron, 22 
Feb., i8j2.) De gueules a deux saumons adosses d'argent, 
accompagne de neuf croix recroisette au pied fiche d'or. Casque 
d'or. Cimier, un aigle issuant d'or, languee et de gueules. 
Lambrequins, d'or et de gueules. Supports, deux lions d'or, 
lampasse de gueules. (Dans I'origine cette famille portait 
lesdites amies sans croisettes, et une branche, qui s'etait etabilie 
en Hollande, portait au lieu des croisettes, neuf trefles de sinople.) 



146 VAN CULEMBORG 

Steeskinus van Brakel, who married . . . .Utengoye, 
and had 

JoHAN VAN Brakel, who married. . . .van Waerden- 
burg, who had 

JoHAN VAN Brakel, who married Agnes, and had 

Johan VAN Brakel, who married Johanna van Vyanen 
van Bloemenstein, dau. of Jan van Vyanen van Bloemen- 
stein (ped. 91), and had 

Adriana van Brakel,* who married William van 
Isendoorn (ped. 90). 

94 

Hubert van CuLEMBORcf known as "Hubert van 
Bosichem, Lord van Culemborg, Knight," (ped. i), 
married Johanna, daughter of Zweer, Lord van Zuilen. 
Their younger son 

ZwEER VAN Culemborg received the manor of Vyanen 
and thereupon assumed the name of Vyanen and became 
the first lord of that name; married the daughter of 
Lord van der Leede; built a castle about 12 13; fell in 
1234 in the war in the vicinity of Bremen and Staden; 
they had 

Gijsbert van Vyanen (who follows). 
Hendrik van Vyanen who was Bishop of Utrecht for 
15 years and died 1267; previously was Provost 
of the Cathedral of Cologne; had the castle of 
Vredeland built and founded a college of twelve 
canons, about 1262, at Steenwijk. 

Gijsbert van Vyanen died about 1265; married the 
daughter of Jan, fifth Lord van Heusden (ped. 84), and 
his wife who was daughter of Count van Vernenburg, 
and had 

*The Keppel and Brakel lines are from the Mss. pedigrees 
in possession of the Council of the Nobility at The Hague. 
1[ Batavia Illustrata, 1142. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 147 

Hugh van Vyanen who was killed in 1302 by the 
French in the bloody battle of Cortrijk together with 
the Count van Oostervant, brother of the Count of 
Holland, having been hit by a poisoned arrow; was 
buried at Axel in Flanders; married Mabelia, daughter 
of Sweer van Abcoude, who lived to be very old and died 
in 1342, by whom he had 

Hubert van Vyanen (who follows). 

.... van Vyanen, who married Jacob van Ligten- 
berg, Knight, at Utrecht, and had an heiress who 
was Lady van Rienouwen and who married 
Johan, son of Jan van Renesse and the daughter 
of Lord van Maalstede, by whom she had, 

Johan van Renesse, Lord van Reinouwen, 
Hellenburg, Baarland, Stuvelant, Baken- 
dorp and Lichtenberg, whose wife was daugh- 
ter of Otto van Arkel, Lord ven Heukelom. 
.... van Renesse, married .... van Praat, 

Knight. 
. . . .van Renesse, married Gerard de Her- 
laar. Lord van Pouderojen. 

Hubert van Vyanen, Lord van Vyanen and Lex- 
monde, was mentioned in 1307; died in 1361; married, 
first, the daughter of Lord van Langerak in Holland; 
married, second, a sister of Jacob van Ligtenberg, afore- 
said. By his first wife he had 

Sweer (who follows). 

Class, mentioned with his brother Steven and his 
sister Catharine van Vyanen in 1326. 

Steven. 

Catharine. 

Sweer van Vyanen, Knight, had the parochial church 
at Vyanen built which formerly was only a chapel belong- 
ing under Hagestein. Gouthoven mentions that his 
three brothers were Wouter van Bloemenstein, anno 
1339, Sweer van Bloemenstein, anno 1323, who had Jan 
van Bloemenstein, anno 1359, who was father of Sweer 
van Bloemenstein, Knight, anno 1485; also Wouter van 



148 VAN CULEMBORG 

Bloemendaal, Knight, anno 1320. Sweer van Vyanen 
had as wife the heiress of Lord van der Goye and van 
Beverwaarde in Gelderland, Burgrave of Utrecht; died 
anno 1346. 

Sweer van Bloemenstein* (previously mentioned), 
anno 1323, had 

Jan van Bloemenstein, anno 1359. Illustrata Bata- 
via, 1 193: "Jan van Bloemenstein, in 1350, was on the 
side of Willem of Bavaria, Count of Holland, against 
Margaretha his mother; it is, therefore, assumed that 
he is the same who in 1353, with Willem of Bavaria, 
declared war against the Bishop of Utrecht." Jan van 
Bloemenstein had 

Johanna van Bloemenstein who married Johan van 
Brakel (ped. 93). 



The foregoing pedigree does not agree with that in 
custody of the Council of the Nobility at The Hague, 
which gives the descent as follows: 

Hubert van Culemborg, married Johanna van 
Zuilen, and had 

Zweder van Vyanen, who married Mabelia van 
Abcoude, and had 

Hubert van Vyanen, who had 

Zweder van Vyanen, who married Heyburg and had 

Zweder van Vyanen van Bloemenstein who had 

Jan van Bloemenstein, who married .... van 
Heukelom and had 

Johanna van Bloemenstein who married Johan van 
Brakel (ped. 93). 

*Rietstap: van Bloemestein. Pays d'Uterechi. D'or a la 
fasce de gueules, charge de trois colonnes d' argent. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 149 

95 

Gerrit van Iseren (or Yseren)* was father of 

DiRCK VAN Iseren, whose wife's Christian name was 
Agnies. 

January 22, 1526. Before Kuijck, Justice in the 
matter, Man, Zurmont Jan Joost. 

Peterss, with consent of Jan Busmeister, conveys to 
Dirck van Yseren Geritss, a free property at the Hav- 
endijck back of Jan Sculd between aforesaid Jan Peterss. 
and Meuss Jacobss. (Protocol of Sheriffs' Notices of 
Culemborch, 1520-34, Inv. No. i lAi, folio 34). 

Same date. Dirck van Yseren Geritss. conveys to 
Jan de Busmeister said house in permanent rental for 
one Holland guilder per year, etc. (Ibid.). 

Dec. 6, 1528. Kuyck, Justice, etc. 

Mathijs Gysbtss., bootmaker, conveys to Dirck van 
Yseren Geritts. a free property situated at Haven- 
dijck between Jan Lambertss and Jan Gijsbertss (Ibid., 
fol. 52). 

Same date. Dirck van Yseren gives Mathijs Gysbtss., 
bootmaker aforesaid, the aforesaid house in permanent 
rental for two Rhenish guilders current per year, etc. 
(Ibid.). 

Nov. 27, 1532. Appeared Bart Gillis van Aken's 
widow with tutor and conveys to Dirck van Yseren 
Gerritss. a free property, being an orchard situated on 
the Leckedijck near the hospital for lepers, bounded 
above by Comelis van Bon and below by Dirck van 
Yseren aforesaid, their properties adjoining, extending 
from the dike to the City moat opposite the fortress at 
Culemborch, certifying upon her oath that there is a 
yearly redeemable rent upon it of four Holland guilders 
which Pelgrim Geritts. receives from it, and the hospital 
at Culemborch thirty doits (23^ pence) yearly perpetual 
rent, and the Chapter at Culemborch a half shield per- 
petual rent, and Coenrait Zurmont 's heirs an old shield 

♦ Archives at Amhen. 



150 VAN CULEMBORG 

perpetual rent which is used for coal for the church, and 
the church three Rhenish guilders current which is used 
for oil to bum in the church, and also twenty guilders 
principal may be discharged to Grietken Otten, and fur- 
ther the public tax and nothing more (Protocol of Sher- 
iffs' Notices of Culemborch, 1520-1534, Inv. I lAi, 
folio 80). 

Nov. 23, 1533. Bart, widow of Gillis van Aken, con- 
veys to Dirck van Yseren Geritsz. an orchard situated 
on the Lekdyk near the Leper House opposite the moat 
from which various revenues issue. Done before Gerrit 
van Culenborch, Justice (Richter), Henrick van Kuyck, 
Joost Comelisz., Henry Buth and Aemt die Man, Alder- 
men (Schepenen) at Culenborch who seal (Charters of 
Culemborch, Arnhem, No. 2433). 

Feb. 15, 1542. Appeared Philips Isbrantz who 
showed it was unnecessary to deliver to Jan Dierick Jan 
Geritjss the oiler all such land and equity belonging to 
him situated at Golberdingen, according to the condi- 
tions thereof and the authority of his own outbidding, 
as he sent him notice thereof yesterday, February 14th, 
by Aert Diericxz' sworn messenger, and has this day 
served legal notice thereof upon him, protesting that if 
the aforesaid Jan does not and will not accept the afore- 
said notice under the conditions contained in the terms, 
the said land will again be put up so that the damages, 
with interest, which may have been sustained may in due 
course be recovered from him (Protocol of certifications 
of Culemborch, 1540-49, Inv. No. XXVIH, i, folio 63). 

Aug. 12, 1542. Jan de Busmeyster testified at the 
request of Cornelia Geryt van Iserens' wife that he had 
fetched a quantity of laths which Meth, Isbrants Philips' 
widow, had loaned to the Convent of St. Mariencroon 
but does not know how many laths there were {Ibid., 
folio 78, 79). 

January 24, 1543. Appeared Agnies, Dierick van 
Yseren's widow, party in interest and surety, who de- 
sired of Willem van Oirdt a redeemable ground rent of 
six Holland guilders per year, 20 Holland stivers to the 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 151 

guilder free money from her orchard at Redichem, 
situated between Henrick Buth and Henrick Berntz' 
orchard, etc. (Protocol of Powers of Attorney of Culem- 
borch, 1540-46, Inv. No. IV, Ai, folio 124). 

January 2, 1544. Appeared Dierick Gosensz., Anna, 
Everwijn's wife, and Cornelia, Geryt van Yseren's wife, 
parties interested and sureties, who desired to release 
and discharge Dierick Jan Gerytz. and Symon Hubertz. 
from all such security they gave for them in a mortgage 
to Joost Cornelisz (Ibid., folio 168). 

January 30, 1544. Appeared Philips Isbrantz. with 
Cornells Coel Melinsz. his surety, Dierick Gosensz. with 
Willem Vinck his surety, Geryt van Iseren with Agnies 
his mother, as his surety, and desire to release Everwijn 
Hubertz., each in their fourth share of any debts owing 
to the estate of Meth Isbrantz, with which the land at 
Golberdingen is encumbered, which Everwijn has pur- 
chased from these aforesaid heirs, giving as a pledge 
therefor for their aforesaid sureties all such monies as 
are owing them from the sale of Meth Isberantz' house 
which Adrian Wamel bought of her (Ibid., folio 173). 

May 16, 1546. Justice (Richter) Hubertz., Goirditz., 
Thonisz., Goyer. 

Appeared Geryt van Yseren who conveys to Agnies 
van Yseren, his mother, a free property of a house and 
grounds situated on the Zant Street, between Leen 
Thonis Gobelsz'. widow and Willem Aelbertz. (Protocol 
of Sheriff's Notices, 1535-57, Inv. No. I, 1A2, folio 60). 

July 31, 1546. Appeared Agnies, Dirck van Yseren's 
widow, party interested and surety Cornells Joost 
Wellantsz., bottler, for the payment of six Carolus 
guilders per year from her orchard situated at Redin- 
chem adjoining on the upper side Henrick Buth, below 
Anthonia, Lamnert Alartz'. widow, or whoever may 
legally be next adjoining, hereditary redeemable rent 
free money (Protocol of Powers of Attorney of Culem- 
borch, 1540-1546, Inv. No. IV, Ai, folio 281). 

October 22, 1547. Appeared Geryt, Matheus, Cor- 
nells, Henrick van Cuyck as guardian and tutor of Anna 



152 VAN CULEMBORG 

his wife, 0th Wesselsz. on behalf of his wife Mary, and 
Neelken with guardianess also taking the place of her 
brother Symon who is abroad. And testify on behalf 
of Agnies her mother concerning all inheritances and 
bequests as have and may come to them in consequence 
of the death of Dirck van Yseren her father under the 
terms of all such Maechesceyt (testaments or agreements 
for distribution) (Protocol of Sheriff's Notices of Culem- 
borch, 1 53 5-1 5 5 7, Inv. No. i, 1A2, folio 66), 

Jan. 9, 1548. Jacob Voet testified at the request of 
Everwijn Hubertz., under the oath which he has made 
to our gracious Lady in assuming his office, that a short 
time ago he stood in the town hall with Geryt van 
Yseren and Neel his wife with the aforesaid Everwijn; 
that they promised among themselves, before deponent, 
that they would appoint two good men each to settle 
their difference (Protocol of Sheriff's Notices of Culem- 
borch, 1540-49, Inv. No. XXVIII, i, folio 129). 

Steven Zurmont testified that Philips Isbrantz. came 
to his house and begged him that he would get Everwijn 
Hubertz., his brother-in-law to come to an agreement, 
and the aforesaid Philips told him that he would arrange 
that his sister Neel and Everwijn would agree with each 
other regarding the mill concerning which they are 
having legal differences, or he would advise the man 
himself to join in, so that everything would be favorable, 
and thereupon Everwijn aforesaid came to the house of 
deponent and they held good cheer for two days (Ibid.). 

Further also testified Steven Zurmont that Neel, Geryt 
van Yseren's wife, came personally to his house, that he 
should get Everwijn to agree regarding the estate, that 
each might know what each should pay, and when that 
was settled they would act, concerning the difference 
regarding the mill, as was right, and upon the aforesaid 
words Everwijn aforesaid came to the house of deponent 
and they also entered the house of Meth Isbrants (Ibid.). 

October 18, 1549. Before Judge Hardenbrouck, Thonis 
Smit and Goyer, Agnies, Dirck van Yseren's widow, with 
tutor conveys to Cornelis can Yseren Diericxz., her son, 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 153 

a free property of house, appurtenances, garden timber 
and all rights belonging thereto situated in the New- 
City on the Santstreet between Willem Aelbertzoon on 
the one side and Helena Thonis Gobelsz'. w4dow, with an 
outlet, also the barn which is built there and between 
the Costerie of St. John in the New City on the other 
side, with right to the wagon road reaching from the 
Kerck Street to the Main City aforesaid, and she confers 
upon Cornelis van Yseren aforesaid all rights as indi- 
cated by decrees of our Sheriffs to be right (Protocol of 
Sheriff's Notices of Culemborch, 1535-155 7, Inv. No. I, 
1A2, folio 77). 

October 13, 1554. Before Stadholder Hubertz Coninck 
appeared Melchior van Culemborch Hubertz., (cousin of 
Melchior van Culemborch who married Beerta van 
Wije), Stadholder of the Fiefs, in the name of our gracious 
Lady, Lady Elizabeth van Culemborch, Countess van 
Hoogstraten, Lady van Culemborch aforesaid, and Geryt 
van Culemborch Hubertz and Frederick die Coninck, 
Sheriffs (Schepenen) at Culemborch, who made known 
that on said date appeared before them Agnies, w^idow 
of Dierick van Yseren, with a guardian appointed for 
her, who acknowledged a conveyance to Anthonis 
Wellants, Chamberlain of our gracious Lady the Coui|- 
tess aforesaid, of all rights w^hich she had in an orchard 
ground rent by virtue of the ground rent deed for a half 
acre of land and 36 rods, said orchard being situated at 
Redinchem (Protocol of Powers of Attorney of Culem- 
borch, Dec. 14, 1546 to May 4, 1555, IV A2, folio 311). 

May 26, 1555. Appeared Agnies, Dirck van Yseren, 
the brewer's widow, with tutor and conveys to Geryt 
van Culemborch Melchiorsz., Bailiff (Scholt) of Culem- 
borch, the free property of a house and appurtenance 
situated on the Vorder Street between Cornelis Melisz. 
and Catharina, Rijck die Man's widow, as is legal. As 
soon as this had taken place Geryt van Culemborch 
aforesaid rented the aforesaid property in a firm, per- 
petual lease to Cornelis Zijbrantzoon his heirs and suc- 
cessors for three guilders 14^2 shields and 8 mi j ten (3 



154 VAN CULEMBORG 

cents) Holland per year, etc. (Protocol of Sheriff's Notices 
of Culemborch, 1535-57, Inv. No. I A2, folio 55). 

July 19, 1555. Before Frederick die Coninck and 
Joost Comelisz, Sheriffs (Schepenen) at Culemborg, ap- 
peared Agnies, widow of Dierick van Yseren, and Nel 
her daughter, each with a guardian appointed according 
to law, Hubert van Culemborch Melchiorsz for himself 
and also as guardian of Mary his wife, daughter of 
Dierick van Yseren aforesaid, who bind themselves and 
their heirs to release Alart Jansz the brewer and his 
heirs from all such thyns that might be due the said van 
Culemborch for a brewery with a tannery, grounds and 
appurtenances situated Eastward from the aforesaid 
Agnies and stretching Northward on the Meent, South- 
ward by Jacob Thy sen and Westward by Alart Jansz. 
aforesaid and which property the said Alart received in 
tenure from the appearers and which is situated in Tollen 
Street (Protocol of Sheriff's Notices of Culemborch, 
1535-57, H, No. I A2, folio 9, 10). 

March 22, 1559. Conditions under which Jan van 
Cuyck, Steward of the Earldom of Culemborg, has 
bought of Agnies van Yseren an orchard opposite the 
"lazarie" of the Lekdyk extending to the moat of Culem- 
borg House for 450 guilders. Signed by the parties and 
dcdingslieden Anthonis Zebrecht and Hubert van Baden. 
Underneath is an order of Count Floris van Culemborg 
to the Steward to pay the price of sale after transfer; 
signed by the Count and dated April 8th, 1559 (Char- 
ters of Culemborg, Arnhem, No. 2685a). 

April 27, 1559. The aforesaid orchard was trans- 
ferred for Hubert van Culenborch Melchiorsz, Judge 
(Richter), Peter Cooll, Louff van Culemborch Gerytsz, 
Jan Joost Gerytz and Bart Thonisz, Justices (Schepenen) 
at Culemborg who ratify. On parchment with the first 
four seals in green wax (Archives at Arnhem, No. 
2685b). 

May 27, 1559. Receipt of Agnies van Yseren for 150 
Kar. guilders. Idem for 300 Kar. guilders Aug. 8, 1560 
(attached to 2433). 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 155 

The pedigree deduced from the foregoing references is 
as follows: 

DiRRiCK VAN YsEREN Gerritsz married Agnies 
....; referred to in conveyances 152 6- 1533; Agnies 
mentioned as widow Jan. 24, 1543; she was living May 
27, 1559- They had issue: 

Gerrit, married Cornelia Isbrants, sister of Philips 
Isbrants, both of whom were children of Isbrant 

PhiHps and Meth 

Matheus. 
Cornelis. 

Anna, married Henrick van Cuyck. 
Mary, married first, 0th Wessels who is mentioned 
as her husband October 22, 1547; married second, 
Hubert van Culenborch Melchiorsz, whom she 
married after 1547 and before July 19, 1555, at 
which latter date she and her husband Hubert 
van Culenborch are mentioned (ped, i). 
Neelken. 
Symon. 

96 

EvERWYN, Lord van Gutterswyk;* father of 

EvERWYN, Lord van Gutterswyk, who married Hed- 
wig. Countess of Bentheim, daughter of Henricus, Coimt 
of Bentheim (ped. 97), by whom he had, 

Arndt (Arnold), Lord van Gutterswyk, Count of 
Bentheim, who married Mechthild van Reifferscheid, 
by whom he had, 

Aleid van Gutterswyk who married Johan IV, 
Lord van Culemborg (ped. i) ; was sister of Everwyn, 
Count of Bentheim; died June 3, 1448, and bequeathed 
to the Sisters of Mariencroon a house at Culemborg 
"to there disburse every feast day and mealtime four 
two pint measures of wine." A portion of her tomb- 

• Pedigree of the Gutterswyk family in possession of the 
Council of the Nobility at The Hague. 



156 VAN CULEMBORG 

stone existed in 1570, upon which were her arms and 
those of van Culemborg (Van der Aa's Biog. Diet.). 

97 

LuTHARDUS, Count of Cleve* (ped. 2), married Bertha, 
daughter of Emperor Arnolph, by whom he had 

RiCFRiDUS, Count of Twenderland, Comes Tubantiae, 
founder of the Counts of Bentheim, who hved in the loth 
Century. 

Wolfgang, of the time of the Emperor Henry I. 
Otto, of the time of Emperor Henry HI. 

Johannes, died 11 19; father of, 

Gertraut, Countess of Twenderlande or Tuhnantia, 
married Otto von Rineck (ped. 59) and Bentheim, 
Palatin of the Rhine, a son of Herman, Count of Luzel- 
burg, who lived 11 58. They had, 

Sophia, Countess of Twenderlande, who died 1176; 
married Theodoricus VH (VI), Count of Holland (ped. 
54) and had 

Otto, first Count of Bentheim; 1195 appointed Cas- 
tellan of Koevorden and Judge of Drenthen by his 
brother Baldwin II, twenty-ninth Bishop of Utrecht, at 
which the people were displeased and, under Volker, 
son of the former Castellan, marched against him, ex- 
pelled him, surprised Koevorden and took Otto's wife 
prisoner; later, however, she was exchanged as the 
result of a treaty by which Otto had to renounce the 
office of Castellan of Koevorden and the Regency of 
Drenthen. Otto secretly intrigued until he finally suc- 
ceeded in involving the Bishop in a new war against 

♦Johan Hubner's Genealogische Tabellen, Leipzig, 1744, 
Tab. 420. 



ALLIED ANCESTRY 157 

Rudolf of Koevorden, which, however, again resulted to 
his detriment (Van der Aa's Biog. Diet.). He was father 
of 

Simon, Count of Bentheim; father of, 

Henricus, Count of Bentheim; lived 1326; father of, 

Johannes, Count of Bentheim; father of, 

Henricus, Count of Bentheim; father of, 

Hedwig, Countess of Bentheim; married Erwinus 
(Everwyn), Lord van Gutterswyk (ped. 96). 



INDEX 



Aquitaine, 108, 109, 126 
Alsace, 86, 99, 112. 
Alsatia, 106, 107, 116, 123. 
Altorf, 112, 113. 
Amiens, 120. 
Amstel, 133, 134. 
Anjou, 109, no, 124. 
Anvers, 121, 122. 
Anvergne, 108, 109. 
Ardenne, 96, loi, 102. 
Ardennes, 113, 116, 123. 
Ardenner Walde, 102. 
Arkel, 127-132, 134. 
Arlon, 122, 123. 
Artois, 93, 94, 105, 106. 
Ascania, 79, 80, 82. 
Austria, hi. 
Autun, 98. 
Auvergne, 125. 
Auxerre, 98. 
Avesnes, 92, 93. 



Brie, 108. 
Brienen, 143. 
Brunswick, 85, 117. 
Burgundy, 98, 125. 



Carcassone, 108. 
Carinthia, 76, 110, 112. 
Carpentier, 61, 
Carter, 75. 
Chalons, 108. 
Champagne, 107, 108. 
Chartres, 107, 108. 
Chateaudun, 108. 
Chateau-Landon, 124. 
Cleve, 5, 76, 156. 
Cock, 143. 
culemborg, 9-6i. 
Cumberland, ii8. 



Ditmarsh, 84. 



B 

Ballenstadt, 103. 
Bar, 123. 

Baugenci, 126, 127. 
Bavaria, 76, 85, 86, 98, 112, 

117. 
Beauvis, 107. 
Bentheim, 155-157. 
Bitche, 123. 
Bloemenstein, 148. 
Blois, 107, 108. 
Bosichem, 7-10. 
Bouillon, ioi. 
Boulogne, 123, 124. 
Brabant, 98, 100, 121, 122. 
Brakel, 145, 146. 
Brandenburg, 80, 183. 



"3 



E 

Egmond, 88-92. 
Eperon, 125. 
Est, III. 
EvREUx, 125, 126. 



Flanders, 93-95, 105, 106, 123. 
Franconia, 86. 
Friesland, 77, 114, 115. 



Gatinais, 124. 
Gelders, 103, 121. 
Gottingen, 118. 
Grosbeek, 142, 143. 
gutterswyk, 1 55. 



(159) 



160 



INDEX 



H 

Habsburg, io6. 

Hainault, 94-96, 100. 

Heinsburg, 79. 

Henisburg, 79. 

Heukelom, 135. 

Heusden, 132, 133, 135, 136, 145. 

HoEY, 6, 132. 

Holland, 77, 114, 115, 136. 

Huntingdon, 119. 



Isendoorn, 143, 144. 
Iseren, 149-155. 
isselsteyn, 92. 
Italy, 78, iii, 119. 



Jaquet, 63-72. 
Jaquett. 63-72. 



Keppel, 145. 



Meaux. 107. 

MerTAL, III. 

Meurzthal, I id. 
Misnia, 83, 103, 116, 117. 
Montfort-l'Amauri, 125, 126. 
Moselle, 96, 97, loi, 102, 105, 
117. 123. 

N 

Namure, 104-106. 
Narbonne, 124. 

NORDGAW, 99, 112. 

Normandy, 126. 
Northeim, 118. 



Oldenburg, 81. 
Ortenbourg, I id. 



Peronne, 95. 
Plocek, 80. 
Provins, 107. 



Landsberg, 115. 
Lansnitz, 116. 
Lecke, 137. 

LiMBOURG, 122, 123. 

Lombardy, 119. 

Lorraine, 100, 103, 107, 114, 

116, 121-123. 
LovAiN, 100, 105, 121, 122. 
lunigiana, iii. 
Luxembourg, 79, 96, 105, 113, 114, 

116, 117. 



McCall, 75. 



Mc 



M 



Macon, 108, 124, 125. 
Maine, 127. 
Matre6, 98. 
Merseburg, 83. 



QuERCi, 109, 



Rasez, 108. 
Ravensburg, 112, 113. 
Reims, 125. 
Rhine, 117. 
Rinecke, 117. 
Ringelheim, 81. 
Rouci, 125. 
Rouergue, 109. 
rovigo, iii. 



St. Quentin, 95, 119, 120. 

Sancerre, 108. 

Salm, 96, loi, 117. 

Saxony, 78, 81, 82, 84-86, no, 115, 

117, 118. 
Scheld, 97, 98. 



INDEX 



161 



Sellers, 72-75. 
Senlis, 78. 
Scotland, 119. 
Soltweldel, 80-83. 
Stade, 84. 

SUNDGAW, 99. 

Surrey, 118. 

SWABIA, 86. 



Teisterbant, 5, 132. 
Teylingen, 77. 
Thuringia, 103, no. 
Toulouse, 108, 109. 
Tours, 107, 108. 
Troyes, 119. 
twenderland, 1 56, 



VeRMANDOIS, 95, 119, 120. 
VeRONE, 112. 
VlANEN, 146-148. 
VOORNE, 136. 

Vyanen, 146-148. 

W 

Warren, ii8. 

WassenbeR'G, 103, 104, 121. 
Wettin, 81-83, 115- 
Wije, 138-142. 

WOLPE, 82. 



Yseren, 149-155- 
ysselstein, 92. 



Valenciens, 94. 

VaLOIS, 78, 120. 

Verdun, 99. 



Zeeland, 114, 115. 

ZORBIG, 81-83. 
ZUTPHEN, 103. 



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