Adriaen Hendricks De Wees – Burial Place

I recently discovered that Adriaen Hendricks De Wees, one of our earliest ancestors , is buried in Old Church, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Birth: 1595
Beverwijk Municipality
Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Death: Apr. 4, 1674
Amsterdam Municipality
Noord-Holland, Netherlands

A son of Jan Pietre Hendrick DeWees, Adriaen Hendricksz DeWees was born in Beverwijk, circa 1595. He was first a shoemaker, and later one of the first brokers in art, registered 1 Oct 1639. (in Amsterdam, I presume). He married Hillegont Goverts in 1615 in Beverwijk. They had at least two children: Henrick Adriaensz DeWees (1615-1679, married Adriaentje Jans in 1640), and Catharina who married engraver Jan de Visscher in 1657.His residences, per Oude Kerk web site:
In the year 1656: at the Heerenlogement (Heeren means gentlemen, logement means inn)
In the year 1657: Heilige Wegspoort (at the time of marriage daughter Catharina to engraver Jan de Visscher)
In the year 1674: at the time of his death, “in a little house in the Oudemanshuijspoort”
(Oudemanshuispoort literally means old man’s home gate)
Source: Yearbook Amstelodamum 61, page 77/8
(Thanks to Marianne for the translations.)

Family links:
Jan Pietre Hendricks Dewees (1563 – 1600)

Hillegont Goverts DeWees (1599 – 1656)

Hendrick Adriaensz DeWees (1615 – 1679)*
Isaac Adriaehsza Dewees (1619 – 1654)*
Tryntje Catherina Dewees (1626 – 1672)*

*Calculated relationship

Oude Kerk (Old Church)
Amsterdam Municipality
Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Created by: John Field Pankow
Record added: Apr 01, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25678159

adriaen details translation

It is reassuring to find personal details of his marriage to Hildegart Goverts.  In addition we learn that he was a shoemaker and later an art dealer.

Adriaen grave site

A search reveals several De Wees’s interred in Old Church.  Unfortunately only two crypts are identified.  I failed to look for details of these other family members.  (The names Willem and Cornelias appear frequently in our family tree.)

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