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

the Leeuwenhoek family


Pynepoort 14

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...


Voorstraat 19

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).

Croesent sold it (3v004v) to Adriaen Everts van Bleijswijck, who was married to Clara Abrahams Hogenhouck. She and Leeuwenhoek had the same great-grandmother, Neeltje Jans Hogenhouck.

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...


Zuiderstraat 256

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.

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