- de Meij
- de Molijn
- van den Berch
- Hogenhouck family
- Civic career
- Scientific career
- Delft in Holland
- Criminele rechtspraak - administration of justice in criminal matters
- Civiele rechtspraak - administration of justice in civil matters
- Vrjwillige rechtspraak - administration of justice in undisputed matters
Undisputed matters included real estate transactions, mortgages, IOUs, security guarantees, and granting of powers of attorney.
Another concern was insolvent estates when people died with more debts than assets. To settle the competing claims in an orderly manner, the magistrates appointed curators and gave them the authority to make decisions about selling assets and distributing the proceeds.
Unfortunately, only two of the registers of these curators remain.
- 5e Register. Van de Curateelen (cover, left; click to enlarge) - February 1675 - December 1719
- 7e Register Van de Curateelen - 1741-1783, which has some extracts from the 6th register.
The register is organized in order of appointment of curators. They are listed here in chronological order, so at some point, the schepenen began appointing men who weren't notaries.
The list of names gives a sense of the frequency of insolvent estates among a population of around twenty thousand.
List of names with page numbers.
A name was crossed out when the person no longer was available for appointment.
The four registers before this are lost, so we don't know how many names were carried over from the previous register.
The names below come from the pages above. Adrijaen (Adriaan) Leeuwenhoeck is the last name on the longer first page, which puts him in the second column below.
|Johan (George) van Ophoven||notary||Gerrit Pors?||notary, Delfsland?|
|Joris van der Hoeve||notary||Wijbrant van der Kost||procurer|
|Christiaen van Vliet||notary, Delfshaven||Cornelis Cnappert||notary, procurer, Wadesluijs|
|Johannes Rank||notary||Abraham Couckebacker||notary|
|Testart van Hasselt||notary||Jan Bout||notary, secretary?, Rijswijk|
|Abraham Verkerck||notary||Henderijck _osternijck||lawyer|
|Abraham van den Veld||notary||Cornelis van Dam?||Delfshaven|
|Roeland van Edenburgh||notary||George van Ophoeven||notary|
|Willem van Ruiven||notary||Adrijaen Lantsveldt||fourth clerk for the secretary|
|Jan Bogard (Boogert)||notary, procurer||Anthonij van Meernijck|
|Johannes Fijcq (Fijck)||notary||Hendrik Vockestaert||city secretary|
|Floris vander Werff||notary, procurer||Johannes Groen|
|Philip de Bries||notary, procurer||Cornelis 's-Gravesande||notary|
|Johannes Waerts||notary, Delfshaven||Adrijaen Leeuwenhoeck||notary|
|Jacob Vlaardingerwout||notary||Jan de Bries||notary|
|Pouwels Durven||lawyer||Benedictus __ Dirck Mijbout|
|Pieter van der Meer||first clerk||Gerrit van den Berch||clerk for the city secretary|
|Anthoni Leeuwenhoek||camerbewaarder||Pieter van Steelant||notary|
|Gerard den Apel||traveling clerk, no cases||Pieter Coel||notary, procurer|
|Johannes Blaucamer||court clerk||Paulus Durven||notary|
|Borger Block||court clerk, no cases||Simon Pijnacker||procurer|
|David _oerschap||court clerk, no cases||Jan van Edenburgh||procurer, son of Roelant|
|Adriaen Westrick||court clerk, Delfshaven||Cornelis van der Sleyden||notary|
|Willem Westerhoven||notary||Arnoldus Ramp||security Everts van Zijl|
|Claude van Houten||Adriaen Hoppesteijn van Leeuwen||notary|
|_______,||notary||David van den Bergh||procurer, son of Pieter|
|Cornelis Ouwendijck||notary||Anthonij Buijd?||Voorburg|
They were almost all notaries. About twice this many notaries were active in Delft during these years. Procurers were men or women involved in a legal matter in behalf of someone who had granted a power of attorney to them.
After the instrument of appointment come the record of the estates put under their control. Leeuwenhoek has two pages, sharing the second with his cousin Lambrecht's son Adriaan Leeuwenhoek, whose page had filled.