The year 2004
Already while in
print, Gerard reported about Ahasverus' hitherto unknown son in Monster,
and the update article quickly was in need of a little updating itself.
This is included below, together with some other information not included
in the printed version.
XXXIX - 4 / Addenda & Corrigenda
Schepen and schout - member of
the city board and sherrif in 's-Gravenzande
This means that Ahasverus
was among the ruling class in 's-Gravenzande.
More or less at this time
he must have been hired by Danish-Norwegian authorities as a captain in
the New Trondheim National Infantry Regiment, and from 15th June 1657
he is listed in Norwegian military service. His artillery skills must
have counted most, but his experience as a shout and a schepen may be
some of the reason why this artillery expert was hired as a captain. Partly,
it may also explain why it was Ahasverus who was given the trust and the
financial funds to return to The Netherlands to buy weapons for the planned
lies south of The Hague and approximately 4 km south-east of Monster,
where Ahasverus' mother and other family members had lived since approx.
1641/42. Ahasverus' own, known addresses in the same period is first in
The Hague, in 1647, and later in 's-Gravenzande.
Image to the right:
s'Gravenzande 1793. From Cobie and Leendert Koppenol's website http://www.lwkoppenol.nl.
refugee or work emigrant?
About Ahasverus and his siblings' children
On page 59 in the 2003 article,
Olaf Jæger's information in his 1934 NST article that Ahsverus should
have four more - and named - children, is proven wrong. Further
information confirm that these were the children of Ahasverus' broter,
Jean de Créqui dit la Roche:
The church records of 's-Gravenzande
state the name of the father only at baptisms, while the Monster church
records state both parents. From these records, we know that Jean was
married to Clara van Nuwlant.
An unnamed child was buried in Monster on 7th February 1657. The father
is stated as jonker Johan dit Laros.
This child may have been Aradina,
but one cannot say this with certainty.
Judith de Créqui,
Ahasverus' sister, and her husband Sierius de Parchevael buried two unnamed
children in Naaldwijk, the first on 7th July 1639 and the second on 13th
January 1644. The church bells rang for the last one in the village of
Sweris Sweris Laroche - Ahasverus' illegitimate
child in Monster
Betje took the case to court,
demanding alimony for the child, payment of birth costs and a sum for
her defloration; a total of 600 Guilders, which was a considerable sum
of money. Three hearings appeared where the father or his solicitor was
ordered to appear. Ahasverus had rejected her claim, but did not appear
in court. After this, with the child by then 20 weeks old, she handed
the case to the court to take action. Alas, there is no date or year on
these documents, they simply describe the situation until the hand-over
[to the court]. However, the fact that Swerus carried the patronymicon
and family name after Ahasverus, must mean that the court has decided
in her favour and declared him as the father.
All material written in
this newsletter has been compiled by members of SIEC and is believed to
be correct, but is not guaranteed in any way. Use at own risk if copied
or used for personal research.
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