Adriaen van Assendelft

Patronymic: 
Gerrits
Antony's: 
neighbor and colleague at the Stadhuis
Baptism date: 
August 31, 1664
Burial date: 
August 8, 1742

When he joined the Veertigraad in 1695, he was already a manager of the WIC. He served in several City offices, as a magistrate and as treasurer from 1709 to 1714, the same year that Leeuwenhoek addressed Send-Brieven XIII to him.

He registered as a student at Leiden 17 March 1682 and graduated from Harderwijk 7 June 1686.

As a lawyer, he lived in Den Haag in 1687.

He was married in 1687 in the Waalse Kerk and was buried in 1742 in the Nieuwe Kerk.

His son Gerard helped notary Willem van der Lely make the inventory of Maria van Leeuwenhoek's estate in 1745.

Other civic roles:

  • lieutenant, later captain of the civic guard of Delft, a supervisor of the orphanage in Delft 1688
  • bailiff of Schipluiden and St. Maartensregt, secretary of the bailiffs of Hof van Delft, Vrijenban, Abtsregt, Biesland, Groeneveld, and ’t Woudt, secretary of Delfland 1692 - 1722
  • member of the knighly brothership named "De Confrérie van de Handbusch binnen Delft" 1693
  • Veertigraad of Delft 1695 - 1734, magistrate 1699 - 1708, treasurer 1709, 1711 - 1714
  • national delegate 1716, 1724, 1729, orgphage supervisor 1717, 1718, 1721, 1725, 1726
  • mayor 1722, 1723, 1727, 1728, regent of the old men's and old women's houses 1723, manager W.I.C. 1717, churchmaster of the Oude and Nieuwe Kerk 1727