Property in Delft owned by members
of Leeuwenhoek's extended family

the Leeuwenhoek family


Brabantse Turfmarkt 71

The main residence of Huijch Thonis Leeuwenhoek (-1669), who paid the 1620-1632 verponding 279v4, 280r2, 280r4 and the 1632-1654 verponding 301r3, 301r4, 301v1. He gave it along with the little house in the gate to Geertruij (1628 - 1684) and Grietjen (1637 - 1702) (4s176,) who gave it to Maerten (1631 - 1694) (4t224,) who gave it to his daughter Maria (1656 - 1717) (scheiding of 1701 11/16 notary Adriaen Leeuwenhoeck) and her husband Jan den Appel (1657 - 1696)


Buitenwatersloot 121

Pieter Maartens Leeuwenhoek's (1693-1750) grandmother Adriaentgen Cornelis van Spaendonck (1628-1688) lived with Pieter's great great-grandfather Gerrit Adriaans van der Made (whose father was on the Veertigraad in 1566) on the Buitenwatersloot. Gerrit Ariens sold it to Adriaen Gerrits Middelburch, who bequeathed it to Pieter Gillis Corput, who sold it to Johannes Everts and Claes Gerrits van den Berch (same sale letter). Next, it went to Corstiaen van der Hoeve (in the sale letter seller was not Claes Gerrits van den Berch) then Jan van Til, who sold it back into the family to Pieter Leeuwenhoek. Historisch GIS indicates that Pieter Poot had it well before 1740, but the Burg geneology has Anthonij Pieters Leeuwenhoek living here in 1768; he may have rented it.


Buitenwatersloot 214

Cousin Lambrecht Huijchs Leeuwenhoek (1624-1701) got it 1677 01/30 notary Abraham van den Velt. It went to Aernoud Carlier (notary: Schrevelius??) August 1733 as heir of his wife Eva Maartens (1701-1776), Lambrecht's granddaughter. In September 1780, their daughters Maria Carlier and Catharina van Engelen got it after Aernoud died in June 1780. Was this the garden or another house? After Maria Carlier got it, it sold as a unit (same sales letter) with A0130 and A0131 now Buitenwatersloot 218.


Buitenwatersloot 218

Lambertus Maartens Leeuwenhoek (1698-1752) and his two sisters Magdalena (1699-btwn 1750-1764) and Adriane (1691-1767), who were all unmarried owned this garden and two little houses to even out the marriage gifts that their two married siblings, Pieter (1693-1750) and Eva (1701-1776), had already received from Maartens Lambrechts Leeuwenhoek (1659-1742). Adriane, the longest living, gave it to Eva Maartens (1701-1776) (071v2), who already owned the property next door A0129 Buitenwatersloot 214. It then went to Eva's husband Aernoud Carlier (see folio 891) and their daughter Maria Carlier. A0130 and A0131 always sold as a unit (same sales letters). A0129 was added, same sales letters, by Maria Carlier. D0508 Oude Delft 97 has the same ownship.


Dr. Schaepmanstraat

Grandfather Thonis Philips Leeuwenhoek (-1643) is the first owner recorded in the notary archives of those properties across the singel -- A0985 - A0991 now on Dr. Schaepmanstraat. The property records ORA 285 note that it is in the Poortland area south of the Duijvelsgath.

On the map below, it's the long rectangle in the center with a sloot on all sides. On the left looks like a dike or path. The end closest to the singel has a gate that has a little house attached to it and another little house just to the left of it.

Thonis Philips bequeathed these properties to his son and Antony's uncle Huijch Thonis Leeuwenhoek (-1669) in his will of April 2, 1643 (notary: Guilliaume de Graeff) – (alhier vertoont op June 13, 1668)? From the illustrations on the map, this property was a large cabbage garden (Coolthuijn) with a small gate house, perhaps tool shed?

This tradition of individual family gardens has survived today...


Gasthuislaan 181 - 203; Zuiderstraat 222 - 256; Kruisstraat 77

In a scheiding of 1701 11/06 notary Adriaen Leeuwenhoek, Maerten Huijchs Leeuwenhoek (1631-1694) bequeathed it to daughter Margrieta (1661-1743) and husband Michiel Hassel(t) (Kastel), (1664 - 1704) testament 1702 02/19 notary Adriaen Leeuwenhoeck; O.R.A. 281-283 has it on fol. 036v1, 036v2, 037r1, 037r2, 037v1, which all refer to 111v.


Hippolytusbuurt 3

C0154 was Antony's home, named het Gouden Hoofd (golden head). Later, it was combined with the property on the corner, D0153 (Hippolytusbuurt 1, see below), which has its full ownership history on the Historical GIS. However, D1054 doesn't have a full record, only the 1585 - 1648 huizenprotocol OAD inv. 731 fol. 309r2.

For more, see the article Where Leeuwenhoek's biographers say he lived.


Kerkstraat 3

Maerten Huijchs Leeuwenhoek (1631-1694) paid the 1632-1654 verponding 172r4. He sold it to Wouter Vosmaer. Maerten's wife's name was Jennitgen (Johanna) Arents Vosmaer; her father was Arent Wouters Vosmaer, so this Wouter may have been her brother (1630-1662).


Koornmarkt 105

Adriaen Lambrechts Leeuwenhoek (1662-1739) bought this house, Het Witte Huijs, on 28 juni 1694, for 3,400 gl. Later, his son owned adjacent property on Peperstraat.


Koornmarkt 65

Johanna (Jannetge) Maertens Leeuwenhoek (1660-1713) got it 1708 02/22as the widow of Frans van Tricht, who got it 5f198v “with a house from the heirs of Frans Joris van der Houve”, who was brother-in-law of Cornelis Maartens Hogenhouck. She probably lived there either from when he bought it or when they were married.

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