Jacob Jans de Molijn

Patronymic: 
Jans
Antony's: 
step-father
Baptism: 
c 1574
Burial date: 
May 2, 1649

Jacob Molijn buried a wife on 1616 01/18. When he married in 1624, he lived on Choorstraat and she on the Kromstraatsteeg. He paid 12 gl in taxes in 1649.

Jacob's father Jan is noted in OAD Delft inv. 871 as "Bestek voor het maken van houten platingen in de Buitenwatersloot met rekening van Jan Molijn als ontvanger van de collecte voor de platingen, 1602-1614. That translates literally as "Plan for making wooden sheet-piling in the Buitenwatersloot with the account of Jan Molijn as receiver of the collection for the sheet-piling".

He married Leeuwenhoek's mother in 1640, which may have occasioned eight-year-old Leeuwenhoek's departure for school in Warmond.

Occupation, offices: 

deurwaarder of the common tax (by 1624 at first marriage), genre and still-life painter, also city (of Delft) painter. In St. Lucas Guild 1618.