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

Verwersdijk 52 B

Anthonij Jans de Molijn (1656-1729), Antony's nephew the doctor, lived here after 1688.

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...

Voldersgracht 4

Anthonij Jans de Molijn (1656-1729), Antony's nephew the doctor, lived here from 1685 to 1688. On 1688 11/08, he sold it to Ridder for 2,125 gl / 1,400 gl (ORA inv. 215 fol. 5d319) House name 't Hart. See Achter de Gevels.

Voldersgracht 8

Jan Jans de Molijn (-1620), notary, paid the 1620 verponding 121r4 and was “oostbelending” in deed of 1614: Weeskamer Delft, inv. 2110, Charternummer 3322. Was he Jacob's brother?

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...

Voorstraat 42

Pieter Abrahams Hogenhouck (-1679), brewer, is listed on the 1585-1648 huizenprotocol OAD inv. 731 fol. 163V1 sale letter 3W188 and the 1632-1654 verponding 041r4

Voorstraat 64

Adriaen Johannes Swalmius (1631-1667), Cornelia's doctor brother, and his wife owned it according to the will “insertedt” in the sale letter 6b023v

Voorstraat 8

Engelbert Graswinckel van Maeslant's widow Margareta Maertens Hogenhouck (1588-1648) (Antony's great-grandmother Neeltje's niece) gave it to their son Maerten 1639 05/03 as part of his father's estate. He gave it to his son Engelbert 05-1679 05/01. Maerten paid the 1632 - 1654 verponding. (two nodes for Margareta?)

Wateringsevest 24

Pieter Abrahams Hogenhouck (-1679) owned this probably as an investment and rented it out because his main residence was E0542bis now Koornmarkt 43.

Westplantsoen 2

Maerten Jans Hogenhouck (1550-1613) bought it from the brother of his nephew's wife. That is, seller Joost's sister Neeltje Jacobs van Adrichem was married to Pieter Sebastians van den Berch who was the son of Sebastian Cornelis van den Berch and Neeltje Jans Hogenhouck, sister of buyer Maerten Jans Hogenhouck. The property was a couple hundred meters along the Buitenwatersloot, beyond the edge of development even in 1832, about 150 meters beyond A0129-0131.