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Property in Delft owned by members
of Leeuwenhoek's extended family
the Leeuwenhoek family
Marijtgen Leenderts and Maerten Huijchs Leeuwenhoek (1631-1694) 4p235 bought it together, then Maerten bought the whole property 4t200v. He gave it to his daughter Margaretha Maertens Leeuwenhoek (1661-1743), wife and later widow of Michiel van Hassel; see folio 111
|Verwersdijk 97 A||
Grandfather Thonis Philips Leeuwenhoek (-1643) gave it to his granddaughter Geertruijt Huijchs Leeuwenhoeck (1628-1684) scheiding odh 1685 05/31. She was unmarried and childless.
When Leeuwenhoek registered his engagement and marriage to Barbara de Meij in July 1654, he said he was living on the Verwersdijk, the last word on the middle line in the image below.
This was probably today's Verwersdijk 97A, which is the only house on that street owned by anyone in his family. His grandfather bought the house and bequeathed it to his son, Antony's uncle Huijch, who bequeathed it to his daughter, Antony's cousin Geertruijt. In 1654, she was 26...
In the 1640's, this house was owned by Adolf Croesert, who was revealed in 2006 as the stern Burgher in Jan Steen's painting (right).
Two owners later, it went to Johannes Swalmius (1664-1693), medical doctor and nephew of Leeuwenhoek's second wife Cornelia. Swalmius bought it from Hendrick van der Eem in 1693 and sold it to Willem Niclaes van Assendelft in 1694.
Assendelft sold it (5v352v) to Maximiliaan de Raven...
Maerten Huijchs Leeuwenhoek (1631-1694) bequeathed it to Margaretha Leeuwenhouck his widow as on folio 111 verso. The property had a common history with the others until Maerten sold E131 separately.