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

the Leeuwenhoek family


Oude Delft 73

Maria Maertens Hogenhouck (1648-1720) and husband Anthony Wevering got this property when he was mayor in a scheiding from the Beresteijn family. Notary Pieter Coel. They gave it to their daughter, Sophia, widow of Johan Adriaan Theirens, in 1719. See Achter de Gevels.


Oude Delft 97

Lambrecht (1624-1701) paid the 1632-1654 verponding 474r3. He gave it to his son Maarten (1659-1742), who gave it to his 3 unmarried children, the last of whom, Adriana (1691-1767), gave it to last surviving sibling Eva (1701-1776), who gave it to husband Arnoud Carlier (-1780).

Notaries Cornelis de Man (February 21, 1730, February 16, 1740), Th.Schrevelius te Leiden (1733), Hendrick Halder (1767)

O.R.A. seems to have dates out of order, 1733 after 1767. The Buitenwatersloot properties A0129-0131 have the same history.


Peperstraat 7

Lambrecht (Lambertus) Adriaans Leeuwenhoek (1696-1764) bought this house from his uncle Ritsart Jans Keijser (-1666) or his great-uncle's estate. The Burg geneology has it as the house of Ida Keijsers, the sister of Ritsart Jans and Lambrecht Adriaans' grandmother. Lambrecht Adriaans grew up in the house on the adjacent property on Koornmarkt that his father owned.


Pieterstraat 27

Cousin Maerten Huijchs Leeuwenhoek (1631-1694) owned it. He got it from his father, who bought it, date unknown because the sales letter (waarbrief) is lost (inv. 00281, fol. 181r2-2 waarbrief 4a356).


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...


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 1655 painting (right). The house in the painting is not this house on the Voorstraat.

Croesert sold this house on the Voorstraat (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...


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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