the 16th century there was a farmer, Adriaen Braet, who lived
in Spijkenisse. He had a son Claes, Sheriff of Spijkenisse, who
died abt. 1612. In the Dutch Reformed Church in Spijkenisse, we
find the following epitaph: Here lies buried Claes Adriaansz.
Braet, he died on March 2nd 16...
Claes was married to Maertge Jacobs. They were progenitors of
a distinguished generation, among whose descendants were the aforementioned
Jacobus and Adrianus. This generation became extinct in 1855 in
Jacobs, Claes Adriaenesz. Braets widow in 1617 married Gabriel
Claesz., a Sheriff-colleague of Claes Adriaensz Braet. Gabriel
Claesz. probably was the son of Claes Gabrielsz.
Jacobs was the second wife of Gabriel Claesz. Of his first marriage
were born two sons: Claes (the Elder) and Jacobus, aka: Schelhouk.
The marriage of Gabriel Claesz. and Maertge Jacobs produced one
son, namely Claes. The fact that children in one family carried
identical names occurred frequently in those days. They were indicated
as the Elderor the Younger. Thus Claes
was given the surname Claes the Younger. Later one
finds written about Claes: Also named Claes Braet
reference to his mothers first husband; or was his fathers
name also Braat? However, the second son of Gabriel Claesz. called
himself Jacob Gabriels Schelhouck.
the Younger kept his surname Braet and passed it on to his children.
And so a new family Braet was created. Maertge Jacobs was an exceptional
woman; ancestor to two Braet families, one extinct, the other
Claes Gabrielsz. lived in Spijkenisse, died before Nov. 30, 1603,
married Beatris Cornelis. She died after Jan. 30, 1603. From this
union, in non-sequence:
Gabriel Claesz. follows II. 2 Cornelis Claesz.
Gabriel Claesz. He was Sheriff of Spijkenisse and died before
Feb. 4, 1627. He married 1st, Jannetje Jacobs, she died Aug. 16,
1612 in Spijkenisse. He married 2nd Maertge Jacobs, daughter of
Jacob Corvijns. She was born abt. 1580 and died on Feb. 6, 1654
in Spijkenisse. She already was the widow of Claes Adriaensz.
Braet and married Mattheus Beyensz., alderman-sheriff of Hekelingen,
after the death of Gabriel Claesz.
the first marriage of Gabriel Claesz.:
Claes Gabriels the Elder. He married Ariaentje Claes Braet, daughter
of Claes Adriaensz. Braet and Maertge Jacobs. 2. Ermpje Gabriels,
she married, 1st Adraen Louwen van der Schoor, alderman of Klaaswaal,
son of Lourens Cornelisz. and Sytje Hendriks. She married 2nd
Arie Cornelisz. Cluyt. 3. Jacob Gabrielsz. Schelhouck, married
1st, Maertge (or Aryaentge) Borrus, she was the widow of Jacob
Thonis Magerpaert. He married 2nd, Jannetge Gabriels Koijer, she
was the widow of Claes Jansz. He married 3rd, Ariaantje Willems
Bleijker, she was later married to Huich Barents van der Clock.
4. Jannetje Gabriels, married Arijen Jans Koekendorp, both died
before July 28, 1642.
the second marriage:
Claes Gabriels the Younger a.k.a. Claes Braet follows
III. 6. Beatris Gabiels, baptized in Spijkenisse on June 12, 1628,
married Dierck Ariens, bachelor, from Abbebroek on Aug. 31, 1636
Claes Gabriels Braet died in Hekelingen prior to Nov. 9, 1659.
He married 1st, Neeltje Hendricx. He married 2nd, Catalijntje
Jaques Verhulp, born in Putten who died after Mar. 26, 1683 in
Zuidland. Catalijntje was the daughter of Jacques Mattheus Verhulp
and Lijdewij Cornelis Schaepsboer. Catalijntje married 2nd in
Hekkelingen to Jan Jansse Blijvenburg. The latter married 2nd
to Teuntje Jans Lakenkoper. She also marries again, namely to
Claes Gabriels Braet. (No. IV of this genealogy)
the first marriage:
Anneken, baptized in Spijkenisse on Mar. 16, 1639. 2. Neeltje,
born in Spijkenisse circa 1640. In 1660, she married in Hekelingen,
1st, Mattheus Jacques Verhulp, her stepmothers brother. In 1673,
in Hekelingen she married 2nd, Willem Leendert Herweijer, Sheriff
of Hekelingen. 3. Beatris, baptized in Spijkenisse on Mar. 29,
1643. 4. Annetje, baptized in Hekelingen on Dec. 3, 1655,died
the second marriage:
Gabriel Claes , follows IV. 6. Maertje, baptized in Hekelingen
on June 27, 1655, twin to Gabriel. She married Jan Cornelisse
Blijvenburg, cousin (?nephew?)* of Jan Jansse Blijvenburg (see
III). 7.Claes Claesse, baptized in Hekelingen on Nov. 9, 1659,
died in Biert before 1708. He married 1st, Marijtje Ariens, and
2nd, Elisabeth Cornelis Bosschieter. Claes had 6 children.
In the Netherlands language ones siblings child is
called: (male) neef, (female) nicht. The same titles are also
used for ones aunts , or uncles children. (i.e.:
Gabriel Claesz., baptized in Hekelingen on Jun. 27, 1655, twin
to Maertje. He is Sheriff of Oud Beijerland and dies on Mar. 27,
1719. He married 1st, Jannechie Jans Schuddebeurs in Hekelingen.
She was born in Simonshaven, and died between 1687 and 1690 in
Oud- Beijerland. On Mar. 26, 1690, in Oud-Beijerland, he married
2nd, Teuntje (Trijntje) Jans Paardekoper, born circa 1643, who
died before May 15, 1692 in Nieuwe Uitslag van Putten.
the first marriage of Gabriel Claesz. Braat
Claes Gabriels, follows V. 2. Jan, baptized on Apr. 8, 1683 in
Oud-Beijerland, appears to have died young. 3. Catalijntje, baptized
on Apr. 8, 1685 in Oud-Beijerland, died on Apr. 14, 1731 in Poortugaal
(see par. 5, page 1). She married Gillis Cornelisz. Tempelaar
on Feb. 23, 1710 in Hekelingen. 4. Geertruy, baptized on Feb 9,
1687 and married Leendert Herpens Trouw on Dec. 5, 1706 in Hekelingen.
Claes Gabriels Braet, baptized in Oud Beijerland on Dec. 3/8,
1680, and died on Jun. 10, 1723. He married in Hekelingen in 1715(Banns,
Dec. 1, 1715) to Leentje Verry, baptized in Hekelingen on Dec.
30, 1685 and died there on Oct. 1, 1763. She is a daughter of
Maarten Jacobse Verry and Annetje Ariens Goudswaart. Leentje remarried
in 1732 to Ary Ariensz. Suydervelt. From this marriage:
Gabriel, baptized in Hekelingen on Oct. 4, 1716, 2. Jannetje,
baptized in Hekelingen on Jan. 23, 1718, 3. Maarten, follows VI.
Maarten Braet, born in Hekelingen in 1720 and died there on Oct.
27, l804. He married Reijna Rosmolen on May 15, 1746 in Spijkenisse.
She was baptized in Spijkenisse on Sept.16, 1724 and died in Hekelingen
on Oct. 20, 1803. Reijna was a daughter of Leendert Claesse Rosmolen
and Sijtje Pieters Cuyper. Children:
Klaas, follows VII. 2. Sietje, baptized in Hekelingen on Dec.
10, 1747, appears to have died young. 3. Leendert, baptized in
Hekelingen on Dec. 22, 1748, he "Very suddenly died"
on Jan. 24, 1824 in Spijkenisse. He married: 1st, to Zoetje van
Driel, on June 10, 1770 in Heinenoord. She was a daughter of Joost
Sanderse van Driel and Aaltje Bastiaans Moerkerken. He married:
2nd, to Lena van Beek, on Oct. 14, 1781 in Spijkenisse. He married:
3rd, to Ariaantje Poel, (see VI. 9) on Nov. 4, 1783 in Spijkenisse.
He married his 4th wife, Jannetje Hoogstad, on Jan. 2, 1791 in
Spijkenisse. Leendert had 10 children by these wives. 4 . Leentje,
baptized in Hekelingen, on Dec.13, 1750, died in Bergschenhoek
on May 19, 1834. She married Pieter Arends Schuddebeurs on Dec.
4, 1774 in Hekelingen. 5. Maarten, born in Hekelingen on Feb.
18, 1753, died there on Jan. 24, 1835. He was: Dike-Reeve, Sheriff
and Relieving-officer. He married: 1st, Lysbeth Jans Vermaat,
and his 2nd wife was Maartje Izakse Vermaat. Maarten had 11 children.
6. Pieter, born in Hekelingen on Feb. 2, 1755, died unmarried
on Aug. 29 , 1831 in Spijkenise. 7. Jannetje, baptized in Hekelingen
Aug. 14, 1757, died there on Dec. 10, 1782. She married Jan Philipse
Vermaat on May 19, 1776 in Hekelingen. 8. Sietje, born in Hekelingen
in 1796, died in Poortugaal on Oct. 5, 1846. She married Andries
Willem Hoog(er)werf, widower of Cornelia Blom. 9. Annetje, baptized
in Hekelingen on Mar. 8, 1761, died in Spijkenisse on Jun. 28,
1827. She married Ary van Koppe, farmer. He was a son of Ary Koppe
and Ariaantje Poels. (Ariaantje remarried to Leendert Braat, see
VI, 3) l0. Pleuntje, baptized in Hekelingen on Sept. 18, 1763,
died in Spijkenisse on Mar. 7, 1827. She married Wouter van Driel
Klaas Braat baptized in Hekelingen on Nov. 24, 1746, died there
on Dec. 4, 1828. He married Jaapje van Driel, daughter of Joost
Sanderse van Driel and Aaltje Bastiaans van Moerkerken. Jaapje
is a sister of Zoetje van Driel (seeVI. 3).
the marriage of Klaas and Jaapje the following children:
Reina, baptized in Hekelingen on Oct. 17, 1773, died in Overschie
on Apr. 22 , 1837. 2. Joost, baptized in Hekelingen on Apr. 30,
1775, died there in 1798. 3. Maarten, follows VIII. 4. Aaltje,
baptized in Hekelingen on Aug. 1, 1779 and married there to Bastiaan
Aryz. van Bockhoven, son of Ary Aarts van Bockhoven and Marietje
Bastiaans de Raad. 5. Jannetje, baptized in Hekelingen on Oct.
20, 1782, died there in 1782. 6. Jacob born in Hekelingen on Jan.
14/18, 1784, died in Rotterdam. He was a farmer, and married Arentje
de Geus. From this marriage 7 children. 7. Margrieta Elandia,
born in Hekelingen on Mar. 11, 1786. She married Cornelis de Raat
on July 29, 1812 in Hekelingen. 8. Leendert, baptized in Hekelingen
on Mar. 11, 1787, died there on May 28, 1787. 9. Leendert, born
in Hekelingen in 1788, died in Bergschehoek on Feb. 7, 1854. He
was a builder and was married to Teuna Arenza Gorzeman. From this
marriage 13 children, 7 of whom died young.
Maarten Braat, baptized in Hekelingen on Mar. 30, 1777, died in
Overschie on Jan. 18, 1827. He married Jannetje Pleuntie de Raat
on Apr. 30, 1808 in Hekelingen. She is the daughter of Pleun Bastiaan
de Raat and Francina Philips Vermaat. From this marriage:
Klaas, baptized in Overschie on Aug. 28, 1808, died there on Dec.
21, 1808. 2. Pleun, follows IX. 3. Japie, born in Overschie on
Dec. 30, 1812, died there on May 7, 1836. 4. Francina, born in
Overschie on Dec. 30, 1812, died there on May 4, l874. She married
Cornelis Laay on Apr. 5, 1846 in Overschie. 5. Klaas, born in
Overschie on Mar. 6, 1814, died there on Mar. 30, 1826. 6.Aaltje,
born in Overschie on July 10, 1815, died there on Apr. 20, 1875.
She married: 1st Pieter Hoogerbrugge, farmer. She married: 2nd
Johannes Hoogerbrugge, farmer and Pieter's brother. 7. Jan, born
in Overschie on Oct. 9, 1815, died on Sept. 30, 1853 in IJsselmonde.
He was a carpenter/innkeeper and married to Maria Jacoba van Leeuwen.
From this marriage 4 children. 8. Joost, born in Overschie on
Dec. 5, 1818, died there on May 8, 1854. He married Antje van
den Berg and had 5 children. 9. Pleuntje, born in Overschie on
Jan. 25, 1820, died on Feb. 6, 1912 in Vrijenban (Province South
Holland). She married Dirk van der Kooy, farmer. 10. **Leendert
, born in Overschie on Dec. 2, 1821. He was a farmer by trade,
and died in Pijnacker on Jan. 17, 1885. He married **Lijntje Hoogerwaard
and had 7 children. 11. Philip, born in Overschie on June 30,
1823 and died there on Jun. 23, 1827. In the death-register he
was recorded as Philip Braad.
Pleun Braat, born in Overschie on Feb. 17, 1809, was farmer by
trade, and died in Hazerswoude on Sept. 1, 1874. He married Neeltje
van de Wilk in Overschie on Apr. 3, 1842 , she was born in Capelle
aan den IJssel on May 5, 1818, died in Hazerswoude on Aug. 2,
1896. She was a daughter of Ary van der Wilk and Grietje Boom.
From the marriage of Pleun and Neeltje: 1. Maarten, follows X,
2. Grietje, born in Hazerswoude on Jan. 19, 1844, died there on
Oct. 14, 1893. She married Gerrit de Kruijff. 3. Jannetje, born
in Hazerswoude on Feb. 17, 1845 died in Waddinxveen on Jan. 10,
1939. She married Leendert Koetsier. 4. Neeltje, born in Hazerswoude
on Apr. 25, 1846, died in Benthuizen on Feb. 20, 1931. She married
Arie Adriaan van der Velde. 5. Arie, born in Hazerswoude on Mar.
15, 1854, died there on Dec. 1, 1854. 6. Jaapje, born in Hazerswoude
on Feb. 20, 1855, died in Oudshoorn on Nov. 22, 1878. She married
Paulus den Hertog. 7. Fransyntje, born in Hazerswoude on Nov.
17, 1857, died there on Dec. 16, 1899, she married:1st: Leendert
Goldberg and 2nd: Adriaan Hendrikus Goldberg, Leendert's brother.
Adriaan remarried Adriana van Velde.
Maarten Braat, born in Hazerswoude on Dec. 1, 1842, farmer by
trade and died in Haarlemmermeer on Dec. 24, 1901. He married
Antje van den Akker on Nov. 17, 1873 (legal separation on Dec.
5, 1897) she was born in Hazerswoude on Mar. 21, 1839, and died
in Haarlemmermeer on Apr. 15, 1907. She was a daughter of Dirk
van den Akker and Neeltje Verduyn. The latter descends from an
old generation that in all probability has its roots in that of
the Lords van der Duyn. This generation has its roots in that
of Brederode, which in turn has its roots in the Count of Holland.
From the marriage of Maarten and Antje: 1. Pleun, born in Haarlemmermeer
on Aug. 23, 1873, farmer by trade and he died in Haarlem on Sept.
18, 1967. 2. Dirk, born in Haarlemmermeer on Jan. 17, 1875, died
there on Apr. 29, 1909. 3. Neeltje, born in Haarlemmermeer on
Feb. 15, 1876, died in Leiden on Feb. 22, 1954. She married Johannes
Bulk. 4. Neeltje Beatrix, born in Haarlemmermeer on Apr. 20, 1877,
died there on Mar. 31, 1880. 5. Arie, born in Haarlemmermeer on
May 22, 1878, farmer by trade died in Gouda. He married Maria
Endhoven. From this marriage 3 daughters, namely: Antje, Gerritje
(Antje's twin) and Adriana. 6. Gerardus, follows XI.
Gerardus Braat, born in Haarlemmermeer on Sept. 16, 1880, died
in Rotterdam on Mar. 4, 1967. By trade he was a farmer-tax-appraiser
Wheat Exchange. He resided on the "Land of Kanaan" farm
in Zevenhuizen. He married:1st Myntje Pruissen, born in Haarlemmermeer
on Aug. 2, 1883 and died in Gouda on Aug. 20, 1960. She was a
daughter of Wouter Pruissen (farmer in Nieuw Vennep, died abt.
1927) and Ariana Juditha Pruissen, (cousin of Wouter, she was
born abt 1850 and died on Aug. 3, 1918) He married 2nd Johanna
Maria Cornelissen and married 3rd Pieterje Visser. From the first
marriage 4 children.
Braat was translated into English in July 2000, by Joan W. Morrison
(nee van Wingerden), the great-granddaughter of VIII.- 10., Leendert
Braat and LijntjeHoogerwaard .
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