Genealogie Bos

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21 Apr 2014

Adriaen Mathijsz, a sextuple ancestor

Adriaen Mathijsz lived around 1600 in the Sint Anthoniepolder in Holland. His descendants took the surname "Polderdijk", named after the dike the Sint Anthoniepolder was build on. Adriaen was a son of Mathijs Maertensz and Digna Adriaens, so he was named after his maternal grandfather. Adriaen's known siblings are IJeman, Andries and Maerge, who is also an ancestor of mine through her 1st marriage with Quirijn Geeritsz. Their daughter - and my ancestor - Ingetge Crijnen (1647) married Jan Leneartsz Pors (†1658).

Church of the
Sint Anthoniepolder
The name of the wife of Adriaen Mathijsz is unknown, but 5 of his children are known: Andries, Ingetie, Gerrit, Cornelis and Simon. Simon (1673) is the only one of his known children that I do not descend from. He married twice and had at least 5 children. Simon died in 1673.

Andries Adriaensz Polderdijk married twice, too. In 1629 Andries married his 1st wife, Neeltje Pieters Stooker (±1600-±1646), a daughter of Pieter Joosten Stooker and Willempje Bastiaans who are triple ancestors of mine.
Two of Andries and Neeltje's children are my ancestors: Adriaan (±1631-±1668) and Maijken, who married Jacob Heijndricks Monster. Their son Arie Jacobs Monster was born on January 17, 1669 in the Sint Anthoniepolder and married twice, too. With his 1st wife, Teuntie Cornelisse Barendregt (1674-±1719) he had 10 children and 2 of them are my ancestors: Maeijke Ariens Monster (±1694-1765) and Willempje Arijense Monster (±1711-±1754). So, that makes Andries a quadruple ancestor on his own.

Ingettie Adriaens Polderdijk (1679) married on June 22, 1636 in the Sint Anthoniepolder Pieter Jansse Dichuijsen  (±1689). They are ancestors through their son Pleun.

Cornelis Adriaensz Polderdijk married twice. His 1st wife was Arjaentie Melsen (±1615-±1660) whom he married in 1639. They are my ancestors through their daughter Catharijntje (±1645-1716), who married twice, too. In 1664 Cornelis' 2nd wife, Lijsbeth Ariensen, was mentioned.

Gerrit Adriaensz Polderdijk (±1605-61) probably married Marietje Dirks and probably is the father of Adriaantje Gerrits Polderdijk (±1633-78) who married twice and is my ancestor through her daughter Aeghje Jansse Steenhoek.

So, even if we disregard my descend from Gerrit as unreliable, Adriaen Mathijsz still is a sextuple ancestor: 4 times through his son Andries and once through both Ingettie and Cornelis. That makes his father, Mathijs Maertensz, a sevenfold ancestor of mine!

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