"Adriaen Hoijer, son of Willem Gilliszoon Hoijer, Secretary of the town Brill, and Elizabeth van Hoogwerff, born there 26 July, 1656. Student of Theology at Leyden University, April 21, 1677. Appointed Minister of the Colchester Church about March 23, 1678-9. He was Minister of Brill 7 Dec., 1679; of Zwartewaal, 1680; of Maarsluis, 1685, and married Maria Burcken."
Willem Hoijer and Elisabeth van Hooghwerf had a son Anthonij baptised on 13-4-1670 in Brielle, Holland. Widnesses were Joris van Hooghwerf and Joosje van Hooghwerf. Willem Hoijer and Lijsbet van Hoogwerf had a another son named Willem baptised on 22-11-1673 in Den Briel aka Brielle. Willem Hoijer and Lijsbet Gerrits had a son Pieter baptised in Brielle on 9-10-1661. Withnesses were Gillis Pieters Hoijer and Helena Gerrits. They had a daughter Maria baptised in Brielle on 15-11-1658. The couple had a daughter Helena baptised on 13-5-1668 in Brielle. Widnesses were Joris van Hoogwerff and Maria Booms.
|Den Briel, Holland|
Gillis Pietersz. Hoijer sold a house at the Warmoesmart on the corner of the Plaats Welle in Den Briel to Willem Hoeijer on 22 Nov., 1657, in Brielle. Gillis Hoijer may have been the father of Willem Hoijer and the grandfather of minister Adriaen Hoijer.
Arijen Gillisz. Hoijer, aged son of Gillis Pijetersz. Hoijer, having had permission from his father on 23-4-1646 in Den Briel, sold on 25-5-1646 an house, yard and shet in 's-Gravenzande, Holland, to Arijen Arentsz, Decker who was already living in 's-Gravenzande. This Arijen Hoijer may have been an uncle of minister Adriaen Hoijer.
Sources: Register of baptisms in the Dutch Church at Colchester from 1645 to 1728; CBG transcription of DTB Brielle 1671-1695.