The Herwijnen Ro(o)sa’s

               and the origin of their family name


                                     Engel Roza

[translated by Valentine Van Zee]


1. Variety in the name Rosa


According to the Dutch Repertorium of family names[1] there were in The Netherlands on 31 May 1947, when there was a census taken, 551 persons that carried the names Roza. Furthermore there were also 34 persons with the name Roosa, 22 with the name Rosa and also were there 12 that were named Rooza.  To what extent were these people related to each other?  The earliest well-known Rosa in the the Netherlands is Jan Rosa, he was secretary of the "Court of Holland" from 1428 until 1447.  He is considered to be the ancestor of a magistrate family in Holland and Zeeland, from which mayors, notaries, judges, lawyers and other dignitaries stemmed[2].  The name appears in the province of Gelderland at the beginning of the seventeenth century, sometimes written as Roosa, later as Rosa. The first who bore the surname was Abraham Gijsbertsz Ro(o)sa, who as schepen (alderman) represented his place of residence Herwijnen in the Tielerwaard, at the "High Court of Tuil". The appointment act, in which he first occurs as Roosa, is dated 1636[3].  Abraham was a descendant of a farming family, in those days known as "rich". Of this family rather much has been learned by genealogical research, from which it is determined that no relationship existed with the earlier mentioned magistrates-family. The suspected progenitor of this family, named Go(v)ert, must have been born around 1500, but his descendants carried no surname until Abraham. After Abraham his descendants and those of his brothers did. A third Rosa family came initially from Thusis in Switzerland. This was a family of silversmiths that established themselves in The Netherlands with the coming of August Johann Rosa who, in 1791, became a citizen of Nijmegen[4].  Furthermore there was in Amsterdam in the seventeenth century another unrelated Rosa family which belonged to the Portuguese-Jewish community[5]. In a number of cases there were also people who called themselves Rosa, but who in fact originated from families Roos, Roose or Roosen. Especially if they were students this was the case. An example of this is the Rotterdam notary Bartholomeus Rosa who descended from the Rotterdam burgomaster family Rose[6].  From a comparison of the data available on available persons-lists with the developed genealogy of the Herwijnen Ro(o)sa family it can be stated with certainty that all Rozas of 1947 came from the Herwijnen family. This also applies to the spelling Roosa and Rooza, but for the moreover negligible number of 22 the Rosas from 1947 another origin cannot be excluded.


[Comment: Valentine for your info: The census of 1947 is confidential: the data are anonymous, only numbers are public. The personal-lists are hand-written lists of the Civil Registration that became obsolete after the automation of the registration. The hand written lists were gifted to the Central Bureau of Genealogy (CBG). People may buy extracts from these lists. I bought all extracts with the Roza (Rosa, Roosa) names. So, these lists have nothing to do with the census]



2. The Herwijnen Rosa’s


Concerning the Herwijnen Ro(o)sa family, in the course of time, a number of publications have appeared. Gijsbert van Rijckhuijsen[7] was one of the first Dutch genealogists. His mother was a Herwijnen Rosa and therefore it is not surprising that in Gijsbert's extensive handwritten "Family - and Copia Missive-book", consisting of seven parts, which he began to write in 1740, much family data and many anecdotes from the seventeenth and eighteenth century can be found. The first periodical-articles concerning the family have appeared in America[8]. The American interests are a result of the migration of an early family member. In 1660 Aeldert Heymensz Roosa left with his wife and eight children on the ship “Bontekoe” (Spotted Cow) to establish himself as a colonist in New Netherland. There he became the progenitor of an extensive Roosa branch. His most well known descendant was Stuart Allen Roosa, who manned the “Kitty Hawk” during the Apollo-14 space expedition on the second (somebody pointed out to me that it was the third flight that brought humans on the moon) manned space flight to the moon. One would expect that in 1660 the adventurous departure to New Netherland of a prominent resident - Aeldert Heymensz was at one time a buurmeester (neighborhood mayor) in Herwijnen[9] - must have made a deep impression on the Herwijnen community, but remarkably in Van Rijckhuijsen’s manuscript, which has so much family data recorded from the seventeenth century, no word concerning this is mentioned. The Van Rijckhuijsens - whether he or his father - appear to have had no knowledge. And that, while Aeldert Heymensz had a double relationship with the family, notably through his wife, Wijntje Ariens de Jongh. (If there was more at stake than just a thirst for adventure (“adventure-blood") and if the family had reason “to forget” (ignore) him, then this has occurred very well: for whatever reason this sentence has been omitted by the publisher. It escaped my mind in the proofreading)


In the Netherlands so far three articles have been written about the family. The first of these is by the hand of Dr. Evert van Alphen who in 1965 placed a connection between the Herwijnen Ro(o)sa’s and those from Andel[10]. Andel, after Herwijnen, is the second cradle of the Rosa family and that is because Heymen Gijsbertsz (who, as far as known, never carried the family name), the father of the named Aeldert Heymensz Roosa, left Herwijnen and established himself in Andel. Aeldert, as became clear a few years ago, was the product of Heymen’s marriage with Eyke Jan Kuyst. Concerning the identity of Heymen’s wife, there has been much speculation, especially in America, fed by vague allusions in the Van Rijckhuijsen manuscript.  It was Jos the Kloe, after an extensive study of Andel, who provided clarification in 1998. There will be more about this later. Except for Heymen’s son Aeldert, who returned to Herwijnen, Heymen’s other sons remained in Andel and there established a large family. Piet Sanders made a genealogy of the Andel Ro(o)sas in 1981, mainly taken from data in the DTB books where “impostregisters” (= burial taxregisters)  were kept[11]. Because not everybody was home-bound, in the course of time, a number of descendants left Andel and thus escaped the observation of Piet Sanders. The documents from which he could draw, for the seventeenth century, are also far from complete. That means that the Sanders genealogies, in the meantime, have been adjusted substantially. The last article, concerning the Roosa family, dates 1982. In this E. W. Treffers describes a genealogy, which he had found in an old family booklet, which originally had been put together by Gijsbert van Rijckhuijsen[12].  In 1738 Gijsbert had made it a present to his uncle Geurt Ariensz Rosa, who then kept it up nicely and had passed it along. As the Sanders genealogy deals with the descendants of Heymen Gijsbertsz, the Treffers genealogy deals with the descendants of Alert Gijbsertsz, brother of Heymen. To be precise, the genealogy here concerns Geurt Alertsz Rosa, son of Alert Gijsbertsz. It is also important that the genealogy of Geurt Alertsz Rosa, as written by Treffers, can become adapted with new data. Because Van Rijckhuijsen had no knowledge of the existence of Heymen Gijsbertsz, he made no connection, neither in the Alert genealogy, nor in his sizable manuscript. In his manuscript the name of Abraham Gijsbertsz appears, but, strangely enough, neither Gijsbert van Rijckhuijsen nor his father Arien van Riickhuisen provided much information, Abraham Gijsbertsz was not considered a brother of Alert Gijsbertsz. Yet they should have suspected a relationship, because they knew (and wrote it down as well) that this Abraham Gijsbertsz was called “the Rose”. However, they saw in this Abraham a brother-in-law of Alert Gijsbertsz, in other words a “maternal” uncle of Geurt Alertsz Rosa rather than the “paternal” uncle that he was. Because of that relationship Gijsbert van Rijckhuijsen made comments in his manuscript about descendants of Abraham Gijsbertsz. By putting together the Abraham genealogy, in addition to the published Heymen and Alert genealogies these comments become very useful, because the Herwijnen DTB books contain many gaps.


In the previously sighted publications there is no mentioning of the father of these three brothers Heymen, Alert and Abraham Gijsbertsz, albeit that the name Gijsbert Goertzen occurs on some places in the Van Rijckhuijsen manuscript, however  without any connection with the family  He will prove to be the father of the three brothers. In the first chapters, we will pay attention to Gijsbert Goertzen and his three sons. Afterward, the results of intensive research will be discussed regarding earlier ancestors. These results can be called surprising, because unsuspected links are found with the noble families Van Arkel and Van Culemborg. However, the most pleasant surprise incidentally was the discovery of the origin of the family name Ro(o)sa and thereby settled all the conjectures which have been made in the course of time. During the investigation the support of Dr. P. Nouwt, who on our request studied the Old Judicial Archives of the High Court of Tuil and a number of other relevant sources, has been indispensable. 




2.1 Gijsbert Goertzen


Of Gijsbert Goertzen (Geurtsz, Goirts, Goirtsen, Govertsen, Goorits) stands more than 40 indications in old Judicial Archives of the High Bank (= Court) of Tuil, dated between 1579 and 1630. In none of the documents is he found with a surname. We find among other things:

20 July 1630   (HBT no.1246, fol.330  vso)[13]                                                                                                                                                                       

Abraham and Heymen Gijsbertsen, the last mentioned on behalf of the children of his late brother Alert Gijsbertsen, jointly as heirs of their father and grandfather Gijsbert Goirtsen, sells to Henderick Dircksen Feyter: the property deed of a premises and an orchard in Herwijnen, called Beyerslant, which had been transferred on 11 July 1610 by the Lord van Oyen to Gijsbert Goirtsen.


We not only determine that Heymen Gijsbertsz and Abraham Gijsbertsz [Ro(o)sa] both are sons of Gijsbert Goertzen, but also a deceased brother Alert, whose children have Heymen as their guardian. Other heirs of Gijsbert Goertzen do not appear to be there.  If Gijsbert has had daughters, they had no children and they died before the date mentioned. Also we find,


 28 April 1615  (HBT no. 1246, fol.12 vso)13                                                                                                                                                                                Ghijsbert Goirtsen and  Maria, married couple, make their will with the respect to the heritage which the four under age children of Alart Ghijsbertsen will inherit instead of their father. In the event that one of the children dies without legitimate heirs that part becomes the inheritance of the other children or differently by the family of their father.


Gijsbert’s wife is thereby called Maria. His son Alert (Alart), who is already deceased in 1615 already, has four children under 21. About Maria we learn more in the next document:


10 October 1630  (HBT  no.9, fol. 316)13                                                                                                                                                                     Lady Maria van Herwijnen, widow of Lord Walraven van Hemert, 72 years old, Merten Jansen Sterck, 80 years old, and Wouter Otten, 74 years old, testify at the request of Abraham Gijsbertsen, inhabitant of Herwijnen, who Marije Alarts, wife of Gijsbert Goirtsen, Bruysten Alarts, during his life resident in Rumpt, Dirck Alarts, during his life resident in Gorinchem, and Beert Alarts, the former wife of Aert Anthonissen, four brothers and sisters, who were the children of Alert Dircxsen and his wife Aricken. The four children all were born in Herwijnen and in the homestead of their parents, which is now the property of Abraham Gijsbertsen.


Gijsbert’s wife thus is called Maria (Marije) Alarts. She named her son Alert after her father. Her sister Beert married with Aert Thonissen. The last in transcript Fig. 4 already encountered, so that the family relation suspected earlier is confirmed. Abraham Gijsbertsz inhabits a farmstead in 1630, that earlier was his maternal grandfather’s. That Gijsbert Goertzen has come into possession of considerable parts of his wife’s family <holdings> (among which obviously also the rights in the domain of the Geertgenshoeff, as mentioned in the transcript of Fig. 4), we read from the next document:

11 May 1591 (HBT no.1244, fol.57)13                                                                                                                                                                                          Aert Thonissen hands over to Ghijsbert Goirtsen: the property and the rights that he and his wife Bertken had inherited from his brothers-in-law Bruysten and Goosen Alartsen.

Most of the remaining forty documents in the files of the High Bank of Tuil relate to Gijsbert Goertzen purchases and sales of real estate and on the providing of loans. Given the later prosperity of his offspring he seems to have done quite well for himself and for his family. He was also kerkmeester {church master}. That becomes clear from the next documen:

13 June 1615  (HBT no.1246, fol.126)13                                                                                                                                                                                  Jan Hoen hands over to Ghijsbert Goertsen: 400 guilders, which are the remainder of his administration concerning the ecclesiastical property of Herwijnen.


Together with his wife, he stands at the top the list of church members in the year 25 December 1612.  His son Alert with his wife Metken are mentioned as well.  Heymen and Abraham are not found there[14]. Abraham, appears on a later list (from 1645), presumably he was too young (in 1612).  That may also count for Heymen, but it also could be possible that meanwhile he had already left for Andel. 

2.2 Alert Gijsbertsz

The first known action of Alert (Alart) Gijsbertsz dates from 1605:

20 September 1605  (HBT no.1245, fol.111 vso)                                                                                                                                                                                Alart Ghijsbertsen and Philips Gompertsen sell to Gerit Valcken: their share of the property of 9 honts in Hellouw, called Dalemslant.


In that year Alert must therefore be  already grown up , because only adults were competent to act. His wife is called Metken, as we have already seen in the document on the church member list dated 25 December 1612. Next are the name of her father and mother:


27 June 1611  (HBT no.1246, fol. 1246, fol.40 vso)                                                                                                                                                                                         Alart Ghijsbertsen, as husband of Metken Walravens, sells to Corsten Ariaensen: 16 hont land in Haaften, called Hoornick, bordering at east, south and north the street, and, at west Joest Rutgersen. Security: the country-seat and the estate/inheritance of Walraven Hermensen and his wife Lysken.


We have already seen that Alert Gijsbertsz was deceased before 1615. That it was a violent death, becomes clear from the following:


Archives Provincial Court of Gelre, no. 4830

Extract from the register of manslaughter/homicide from the Bank of Tuil and the Bank of Deil, composed by Udo Verstege, judge in the Tielerwaard (1615)

Alart Ghijsbertssen in Herwijnen has been killed by someone named Jan Eelissen.


Jan Elisen (Eelissen) certainly was no stranger to Alert, as seen the transactions of Alert with the Elisen family.


1 December 1606  (HBT 1245,  fol.133 )13                                                                                                                                                                        Gerit Elisen sells to Aellert Ghijsbertsen: 7 hont in Herwijnen, on the opposite side of the Broockgraeff, a third of 3½  morgan, called Claes Lucas Camp, adjacent above: Jan Ariensen, under: the heirs of Claes Vijgh, on the North side: Willemken Jans de Rou and on the south side: the Broeckgraeff.


9 October 1609  (HBT 1245,  fol. 184)13                                                                                                                                                                                 Dirck Elisen promise to pay Alart Ghijsbertsen: 154 guilders on 24 June 1610. This agreement is cancelled on 22 January 1639.


The Elisens were former neighbors of Alert’s father Gijsbert Goertzen, such as becomes clear from the following:


25 November 1581 (HBT 1243, fol. 61)13                                                                                                                                                                       Gijsbert Goertsen sells to Gerit Sandersen the right of way that he has across a yard in Herwijnen, inhabited by Gerit Sandersen, adjacent: above Mechtelt, widow of Aert Willemsen, and the heirs of Gerit Jansen; and below the heirs of Melis Jansen. Security: the yard in Herwijnen, inhabited by him, adjacent: above the widow of  Weyntken Elis and her children; and below the heirs of Gijsbert Bruystensen.


After the homicide of Alert Gijsbertsz, Metken Walravens is left with four small children. She remarries on 26 February 1615 with Otto Harberens. Thus the manslaughter must have taken place in 1613 or 1614. Alert’s father is guardian, as we have determined concerning the children and he concludes the next agreement[15]  with Otto Harberens:


27 February 1619                                                                                                                                                                                   “So has the Honourable Ghijsbrecht Goevertsz as Principal voogt {guardian}, and Momboir {guardian] of the children deceased Alaert Gijsbertsz........Oth Herberensz at Herwijnen hires out............  under condition prescribed that celebrated. Tenant/lessee held will be: Maeijken youngest child left behind by late Alaert, during these contract-years, in good expense dress etc. shall keep under and further (also) the two children or little sons of Alaertsz forenamed with names Cornelis, and Geurt Alertsz brothers, also to maintain, these years out, etc. 

signed (in my presents Aert van Schijck, Secretary at Herwijnen)

Gijsbert Goevertsz                           Oth van Herberensz                                                 

Walraven van Hemert                     Anthonus Jansz Hol                                                       

                                                        Abraham Gijsbertsz

With this agreement we learn now three of the four children of Alert and Metken. Apparently the fourth child, whose name we do not yet know, is already taken care of, or has died. Later on we shall see that the first is true.  Walraven van Hemert, whose widow is Maria van Herwijnen the castle wife of the Drakenburg[16], signs on the side of Gijsbert Goertzen, possibly indicating that the premise of the loan belongs to the Drakenburg. Abraham Gijsbertsz signs on the side of Otto Harberens, possibly on behalf of his sister-in-law. Anthonus Jansz Hol signs also, as the schout of Herwijnen[17].

Further family relations become clear from the signatures of the marriage contract of Alert’s son Geurt Alertsz and Engelken Ariens de Jongh on 3 June 1638. The existence of this contract has been revealed in the Van Rijckhuijsen-manuscipt. Van Rijckhuijsen quotes the signature and gives near it comment[18]  (we will later on return to this marriages contract): 

Geurt Alaertsz                                 Engelken Ariaens                                                                                                            Abraham Gijsbertsz                        Merten Ariaensz de Jongh                                                                                                     Geurt Jansz                                                                                                                                                                                         J. Groenen                                                                                                                                                                                  Govert Henderiksz


J. Groenen and Govert Henderiksz (van Holten) because each have a sister of the Bridegroom....


Why Geurt Jansz signs become clear from DBT books of Herwijnen, which indicate that Geurt Jansz from Poederoijen on 1 January 1615 is married with Griet Walravens. By the signature of the marriage contract he obviously observed the interests of his sister-in-law Metken Walravens. Geurt Alertsz’ brother Cornelis is no longer mentioned: probably having died in the meantime. We also learn now the names of the husbands of the two sisters of Alert.


2.3 Heymen Gijsbertsz


The first known indication of Heymen Gijsbertsz dates back to 1608, when he enters a lease at NeerAndel[19].This in itself is not proof that this Heymen Gijsbertsz, is the son of Gijsbert Goertzen: omitted in the final version. (The name Heymen, however is unusual, so that here at least the talk is a strong indication: omitted in the final version). The definite affirmation will follow by means of his wife and children. On 29 January 1623 Mariken Aert Willems, living at Andel, widow of Jan Anthonisz Kuyst, makes her will[20]. Her children inherit, one of whom is Eyke (IJken) Jan Kuijstens’ daughter, married with Heymen Gijsbertsz. Heymen Gijsbertsz in 1623 is collector of the ground taxes [21]. He is still living on 24 May 1637[22]  and he dies before 1651, because then his heirs are named in a loan at OpAndel[23]. Eyke was an Andelse woman and was rather well-to-do. Of her parents it has been learned that they had a good deal of property in the village. Probably Heymen had moved from Herwijnen to Andel when he married Eyke. Sanders reports on Jan Heymanse and Govert Heymanse as sons of Heymen Gijsbertsz. As we will see Jan and Govert soon bear the surname Ro(o)sa. As it happens, Sander only used data from the Andel DTB books and tax registers and in these he did not find the name of Aeldert Heymensz who was first to leave Herwijnen. Sanders does not mention Aeldert Heymensz, the third son, who left in 1660 with wife and eight children from Herwijnen on the ship "Bontekoe" (Spotted Cow) for America. He wanted to post exclusively only the data from the Andel DTB books and tax registers and in these he did not find the name of Aeldert Heymensz who was first to leave Herwijnen.The oldest indication of Jan Heymensz from Andel, only with patronym, (son of Heymen, or whatever applies) dated from 1637, when he leases a tiend (= feodal piece of land) at Woudrichem[24]. The first indication of him with family name dates from 1654[25], when he secured and tiendpachter (leaser of a  tiend)  at Andel. Govert Heymensz, also come first, without surname, in 1635[26]. With family name, he is first named  in 1656, as Govert Hijmanse de Roos (the Rose), on a members list of the Andelse church (together with "his housewife")[27]. In that same year, he is also found as Govert Heymans Rosa[28]. A(e)l(d)ert Heymensz becomes first named in the christening of his daughter Neelke in 1655, where we also learn that his wife is Wijlke Ariens de Jongh.  The first indication that Aeldert will use the family name is found in the next document:


3 March 1660 (HBT no.1252)

Alen Heymensz Roosa, neighbor in Herwijnen has sold half of 4 morgen* land undivided with the heirs of Govert Ariensz de Jongh in the jurisdiction of Hellouw inside the "Paelgraeft" located between land of Jasper Geritz east and Gerart Falcken west stretching south to land of Willem Jansz "cum suis" and north <...> defected with 8 feet dike situated in the jurisdiction of Herwijnen downwards and half of the thijns {tithes or rents} of 8 guilders yearly to the heirs of Govert Ariens de Jongh before mentioned having in property and the before mentioned person (Alert Heijmensz) signs on that to the property of Arien Meertens act 3 March <1660>. 


There is some reason to believe that there must be a fourth son.  By one of his first actions as alderman at the Court of Tuil, Abraham Gijsbertsz Roosa handles an affair of Gijsbert Hijmensz:

12 augustus 1638  (HBT no.1242, fol.38)                                                                                                                                                                      Schepenen: Goirt Janssoon, Roosa                                                                                                                                             Ick Roosa hebbe gelooft Imbert Janssoon ent Gijsbert Hijmensz als man ende momboir sijn der huijsvrouwe Dirksken Jans op meydach in den toecomende jaere 1639 te betalen hondert vierentwintich gulden acht stuivers als reste van coop penningen van achtalf hont lants mijns soon Gijsbert als huijden opgedragen daer voor verbindende mijn per­soon ende alle mijne hebbende ende vercrijgene guederen t onsen lantrecht den xii augusti  <1638>


It would be very plausible that Heymen has an oldest son Gijsbert (his brother Abraham also had a son Gijsbert, as the above quotation proves). In DTB books of Andel and Herwijnen no data concerning the couple Gijsbert Hijmensz and Dirksen Jans have been found however. They could have been established in another place and if they had children, in contrast to all other generations of the family, perhaps they did not carried the name Ro(o)osa. They do not come forward in the interesting file case in which the heirs of Heymen Gijsbertsz have conducted with the heirs of Abraham Gijsbertsz Roosa. In that file, as it happens, we learn more about the composition of the family of Heymen Gijsbertsz. The action submitted in 1670 when Heymen and Abraham were a long time dead. At this process, on the contents of which we will not enter here, the heirs of Abraham Gijsbertsz showed a document with anotations of Abraham Gijsbertsz concerning payments which affected the children of his brother.


(HBT, civil process file no.144)

In this case regarding the purchase of Gheertshoeff I paid to my brother Heimen Ghijsbert two hundred fifty guilders: 250: 0:0                                                                                                                                                                 

in addition I get from my brother because of advanced paid money for a horse: 26: 0:0                                                                              

anno 1637 on the 26 October I counted Guert Heymen my cousin two hundred fifty guilder, in return my niece Anneken gave back to my wife sixty-nine guilder and 11 stuivers: 69:11:0                                                                                                                          

also I paid Cornelis Jansz from Veen two hundred sixteen guilder half of which on behalf of my brother: 216:0:0

also I get one hundred twenty guilders because of two year’s farm of the flood gate: 120:0:0

also I get from my cousin Jan because of oats that he bought from me 80:0:0

also I get from Aelbert cousin from the morgen (land measure) behind Ghiessen thirty guilders: 30:0:0


In this note Abraham lays down his brother Heymen, as well as nephews Guert, Jan and Aelbert (Alert, Aeldert) and his niece Anneken. Concerning this the complete family of brother Heymen is recognizable here and "niece" Anneken is therefore probably the daughter of Heymen. Guert is a spelling variant of Govert. It is possible, even probable, that the family of Heymen, besides Anneken, still had a second daughter. The file concerning the dispute between the heirs of Heymen Gijsbertsz and Abraham Gijsbertsz happens to contain the following paragraph:


Item, that Abram Gijsbertsen above-mentioned as likewise bought from Jan Geurtsen and Alert Heymansen for themselves and their strong making for their two sister children and heirs of Hijman Gijsbertsen ten hont lands situated in the Wayense at Herwijnen prescribed.


We must here, however, assume that by writing down Jan Geurtsen and Alert Heymansen: Jan, Geurt and Alert Heymansen are meant. Because Gijsbert Heymensz is not named and likewise there is no mention of his children, if he was already an adult son of Heymen Gijsbertsz, recognized at the sale, he must have passed away by now. One could assume that with "two sister children", "sister children" in the sense of "mother’s babies" could be meant. In that case Anneken would also already be dead by the sale. The existence of a second daughter seems however more probable. Of her, however, as yet no further trace has been found.


According to a note of Bastiaan van Wijk in GTMWB, 1991, Anneken married with Joost Asserensse (Sweers) de Kock, schout at Wijk. At her death on 6 January 1661 she had three under age children, respectfully: Aaswerens, Heyman and Adriaen. Her brother Jan becomes guardian[29]. Joost Asswerensse de Kock had married with Adriaentjen Willems de Poorter and had by her two children who were on 5 August 1653 not yet of age[30].

2.4 Abraham Gijsberts Ro(o)sa


In November 1612 Abraham Gijsbertsz "young man at Herwijnen" marries with Maijke Cornelis "young daughter at Poederoijen". Such as we have seen before this, he became schecpen (alderman) at the High Court of Tuil in 1636[31]. He is mentioned without surname in 1616[32] and as a waardsman in 1618[33] in 1618[34] and 1632[35], also without surname. He was in 1647 with Cornelis Mertens (de Jongh) buurmeester of Herwijnen, when Wouter Ariens de Gier was schout there[36]. He marries later for the second time, because in book 189 of the High Court of Tuil comes a document which reports "Jenneke Teunis, widow and estate-holder of late Abraham Gijsberts Rosa" [37]. Furthermore from this document we learn that Johan Abrahamsz is a son by his first wife Mericke Cornelis and that Geurt Abrahamsz and Aert Abrahamsz were sons of Jenneke Teunis, who had previously been married with Aert Keustens, and by whom she had a daughter Grietje Keustens. Of Mergeriten (Grietje) Aert Keustens, young daughter from Andel, it is known that she married on 28 March 1647 at Herwijnen with Stheeven Huughen van der Bosch, young man from Herwijnen. Later Aart Abrahamsz becomes uncle “bloedvoogd” (blood-guardian) of the two children of Steven Huijgen van der Bosch and Grietje Aarts Kuyst, deceased[38]. Johan Abrahamsz is on 16 May 1658 a witness at the baptism of one of their child (Maria). Aert Keustens (Kuyst) was therefore probably a brother of Eyke Jans Kuyst, the wife of Heymen Gijsbertsz. Abraham's second wife was thus the widow of his brother’s wife.


Just like his brother Heymen, Abraham names his sons Gijsbert (whom we have encountered already) and Geurt after his father and grandfather. The name of his son Aert, is, different than one might possibly think, probably not borrowed from Abrahams brother Alert who had perished, but from the first husband of his second wife Jenneke. From several sources it becomes clear, as it happens, such names as Aert, Arien and Alert (Aeldert) were not considered as synonymous. We have already seen that that Geurt and Govert are, however, the case. But to whom Abraham's son Johan was named ? And what about possible daughters? The earlier-mentioned Arien van Rijckhuijsen has noted something about that. He writes [39]:


I was present in the winter of 1686 in Driel at school by Noach Bellegam, who was then already a widower. His daughter, who had already died, had been the wife of Henricus van Holten, the brother of my mother. And the second wife of my uncle was also already dead, for he kept a maid, who lived by him. On 20 August 1742 Do Elsen and I had seen the baptism and marriage book from the year 1607. There stood Gijsbert Geurtz and Alert Gijsberts and several others in the municipality as communicants recorded in difficult old writing such as were written in that time. I think that that was written down by elders. I have not seen the beginning of the marriage book.


Van Rijckhuijsen leaves this passage following next, where it remains unclear, if he here lays a direct link with the baptism and marriage book:


  Abraham Gijsberts Roosa leaves after                                                                                         

  Jan, Gijsbert and Geurt Abrahamsz Roosa                                                                       

  Aert Abrahamsz Roosa                                                                                                 

  Maeijke Abrahamse, in 1642 at Driel married with Noach Bellegam, school master in Franch and German                                                              

  Marieke Abrahamse, in Heijcoop married with Do Langenholt. They leave a son after, named Ahaswirus    

      Langenholt, doctor of medecines.


Because Arien van Rijckhuijsen noted everything down from memory, these citations can only be used as possible affirmation from indications found elsewhere or as new indications for which affirmation is necessary. That Gijsbert Geurtsz (Goertzen) and Alert Gijsbertsz had been communicants (= pupils of a reverend), wakes no amazement because they appear on the church members list of 1612. That Abraham has sons with the names Jan, Gijsbert, Geurt and Aert we have already determined. Suspecting that he also had daughters has to be confirmed in the names Maijke and Marike.

We cannot use this citation for dating the surname, which is a pity, because also the household of Abraham has aroused curiosity as to the time that this happened. In 1642 we find in a document from the archives of the High Court of Tuil: "Jan Roosa, son of Abraham Gijsberts Roosa" [40].  From the DTB books of Herwijnen we find that Aert Abramse Rosa (mature) on 25 October 1656 marries with Anneke Ariens (de Jongh, according to Van Rijckhuijsen[41]) and that on 12 July 1668 Govert Abrahamse Rosa, young man of Herwijnen marries with Hendrikske Jans Brouwer, young daughter of Vuren. Of son Gijsbert, except for the document of 1638 (Fig. 2), nothing more is found. Because Johan, after the death of his father, appears as heir of his father and mother and as head of the family, Gijsbert possibly died at a young age. Jan Abrahamsz Rosa is on 16 May 1658 witness at the baptism of Maria, daughter of his step-sister Grietje Keustens and Steeven Huughen van den Bosch. Also we have already seen that in 1651, when Abraham died, Johan Abrahamsz Rosa became "feodal -follower".


Specification of the heergewaden and court rights which must be paid for hindmost half of five and half hont land that lay within the Geertgenshoeve and that is fief-right to the house Herwijnen


On 15 March 1572 Aert Thonis from Brakel is with that pawned[42] and after his death anno... neglected and as a result doubled court rights have come on:                                                                                22: 8: 0[43]


on... this [Aert Thonis] [the possession] cedes to Gijsbert Geurtsz  by which there as well to come through omission:                                                                                                                   44.16: 0


after his death proceeds [the obligation] to his son Heijmen Gijsbrechtsz, as a result of which comes there at:                                                                                                                                                              22: 8: 0


thereby comes, at the renewal of the fief agreement after the death[44] of Lord Walraven van Hemert and the succession by Earl Rijnhout van Brederode:                                                                                      2.10: 0


and after his death comes at the renewal of the fief agreement with Lord Wolfert van Brederode:    2.10: 0


year 1636 cede Heijman Gijsbrechtsz [the property] to Abraham Gijsbrechtsz Rosa and as a result, come there at:                                                                                                                                                  44.16: 0


year 1651 that these and Johan Abrahamsz Rosa to his fief follower are raised, as a result of which come there at:          

                                                                                                                                                            22: 8: 0


in 1656 the fief agreement would have had been renewed and an oath must be taken to Earl Hendrick van Brederode, as a result of which comes there at:                                                                                  2.10: 0


when these died in 1657 there comes again at:                                                                               2.10: 0



3. The family name

Previously we have already called attention to the remarkable fact that Abraham Gijsbertsz at certain moment, viz. as from 1636, began using the family name Ro(o)sa , whereas neither his father nor his brothers or sisters had ever done. As if an appointment is made starting from approximately 1651, when the three brothers were already dead, all family members of the next generation began using the surname, in Herwijnen, in Andel, and in all other places to which they had gone, including those who went to America (New Netherland). Concerning the origin of the family name much has been speculated. In his excellent book "Concerning lords, meadows and castles", in which a number of Rozas appear, Aart Bijl writes[45]:  “Among the Spanish soldiers were there in that year (around 1600) many deserters.  It is quite probable that the family Roza descended from one of these deserters”. Because we know the family history long before this time and because we see only ancestors with pure Dutch names, this is highly  improbable. Even G v R was not able to trace back the origin of the family name. Ultimately he writes[46]:


"The aforementioned Aeldert Roosa or his ancestors, had escaped the persecution concerning religion from a town called Roosa (or according to others Rosa, Roses, or Rose etc.), located in the kingdom of  Spain in the eastern part of the north  region of  Catalonie, in the landscape (or province) Amurdam".


In reality, Van Rijckhuijsen has struggled to discover the family name, as in the following will appeared.  He writes to Abraham Geurts Rosa in Vuren, whose existence he knows exists, but not his relation to the family[47]:


Now that I know Geurt Aeldertsz Roosa (who was a brother of Cornelis Aeldertsz Roosa) on the preceeding grounds was my great-grandfather.  And possible this Cornelis Aeldertsz Roosa was your grandfather.  Otherwise you must, I suppose, descend from this Abraham Gijsbertsz (Rose), who co-signed the lease agreement (Van Rijckhuijsen refers here to an enclosed document that we discussed before. Note that Gijsbert on the basis of this agreement can determine that Gijsbert Goevertsz is the grandfather of Geurt Aeldertsz Roosa and Alaert Gijsbertsz his father, but he sees no family names.) With that I am able to stipulate how after we stand to each other. I request you answer my letter, because I think that you will know who your grand- or great grandfather would have been. Aforementioned Abraham Gijsbertsz (Roos) was also present on 3 June the 1638 when the marriage conditions were made of my great grandfather and – {great grand}-mother Geurt Aeldertsz (Roosa) with Engelken Ariensdr. de Jongh, so that I positively believe that this Abraham Gijsbertsz (Roos) was the maternal uncle of Geurt Alertsz (Roos), because he signed on the side of the groom, thus:

Geurt Alaertsz                                 Engelken Ariaens

Abraham Gijsbertsz                        Merten Ariaensz de Jongh      

Geurt Jansz

J. Groenen

Govert Henderiksz

J. Groenen and Govert Henderiksz (van Holten) because each have a sister of the Bridegroom and their mother was a sister of Abraham Gijsbertsz (Roos), ergo an maternal uncle.


In this quotation, Gijsbert of Rijckhuijsen is not complete. There appeared more signatures under the contract, particularly on the side of Engelken. Also on her side signs: Adriaen Arieansz de Jongh, Huijbert Handriksz, Cornelis Mertensz de Jongh and Vranck Mertensz de Jongh. On account of their function also signs: Boudewijn van de Velde (presumably secretary) and Johan Holl (presumably schout) [48].


Gijsbert assumes therefore in this letter that Abraham Gijsbertsz (Roos) was a "maternal" uncle of Geurt Aeldertsz, whereas we know meanwhile that Abraham was a "paternal" uncle. Because he misses the family name by Geurt Aeldertsz’ grandfather and father, he assumes that the family name has been introduced according to the female line. He searches for Abraham Gijsbertsz (Roos), whose family name he obviously knows from other sources, and that according to the signature is a near relative. According to him Abraham must therefore be a brother of Geurt Aelderts’ mother.


That Gijsbert van Rijckhuijsen assumed that the surname could follow the female line also becomes clear from the next correspondence. In September 1741 he asks by letter to his father Arien a number of questions to put to Lijsbeth Falcken. As she will prove to be a granddaughter of Geurt Jansz, the man who, as brother-in-law of mother Metken, in 1638 was co-signatory of the just discussed marriage contract. At the time that Aries asked her the questions, she was an old woman of approximately seventy-five to eighty years, as determined with the help of the DTB books of Herwijnen[49]. Arien definitely did not ask his questions to a stranger!

Gijsbert writes his father concerning his correspondence[50]:


Firstly I want to ask, the sooner the better, with Lijsbet Valken to go and to painstakingly ask her if she has not knowledge or was the mother of Geurt Aelderts a Van der Valken.  Secondly I want to ask if she also knows how the mother of Engelken Ariens de Jongh or the wife of Aries de Jongh was named.  Perhaps her mother was named Roosa or de Jongh, or possible did Alart Roosa have a wife named Valken. Thirdly I want to ask her how her grandfather and [grand]-mother and her father and mother were named. Note it down neatly. Perhaps she has a psalm book or a bible, in which family notations stand written.


Now here the answers follow on the questions of my father Aries Gijsbertsz van Rijckhuijsen to Lijsbeth Falcken:


She has no bible with family notations, but she has on various trips heard her parents say that Aeldert Roosa was her own nephew. Her mother came from Bommel and if she came with her mother into  Bommel, she was always asked how it went in Herwijnen with Geurt Aeldertsz and his friends[51]. Her grandfather was named Geurt Jansz and grandmother.... and her father was named Gerrit Geurtsz Vakcken (Aeldert Roosa and Gerrit Geurtsz Valken were blood nephews) and her mother Marie Valcken. Her mother was a Valcken, but her father was no real Valken: his first wife was Van der Oven. She had hear said that three sisters married there, one with someone from Bommel, one with someone from Herwijnen and one with someone from Hellouw. I knew yet only men from Bommel, who are now already long dead, who had been at the wedding by my father and mother in Deijl. (Note that here Arien van Rijckhuijsen is speaking, because his father and mother were married in Deil). I have aunt....from Wel heard said that there three sisters married, someone from Bommel, someone from Herwijnen, and one from Hellouw. One waged that the Prince who had besieged ‘s-Hertogenbosch in 1629 would not win and the other, brother or nephew, waged that he would. Where there are two wagers, one thereof must loss. The bet was for around sixteen or seventeen hundred guilder and was won by the parents of Geurt Aeldertsz Roosa. After a long duration, after a part had been paid, the wife of one came to the other’s wife. The other woman, who did not find the reminder nice, goes to the ancestor of the lord of Varick and afterward obtains the rest, on some hundred guilders. The money had been borrowed on a pledge from Abraham Gijsbertsz de Roos, that beautiful water-meadow in front of the house of Ballegoijen, stretching up to Maerten Gerritsz van Arendonck. The Roosis belonged in that time to the richest of the town. This my mother had from her mother...etc. 


Let us inspect this text once more. The beginning illustrates the struggle Gijsbert van Rijckhuijsen had with the family name. Here he introduces the hypothesis that the mother-in-law of Geurt Aeldertsz, that is, the mother of Engelken Ariens de Jongh, had been called Roosa and he asks Lijsbeth if she can affirm that. Moreover he thinks that Geurt Aeldertsz’ mother was named Valken, while in his letter to Abraham Geurtsz (Roos) at Vuren he assumes Geurt Aeldertsz’ mother is a sister of Abraham Gijsbertsz (Roos). On the assumption that the family name had been introduced according to the feminine line he has obviously played with the idea that both could happen by way of the mother of Geurt Aeldertsz Rosa as well as by way of his mother-in-law. 


From the answer of Lijsbeth Falcken, he has not become wiser. It is clear to us that Lijsbeths’ father, according to her explanation was no real Valken, he was a nephew of Geurt Aeldertsz. Her grandfather (Geurt Jansz) after all was married a sister (Grieje Walravesn) of Geurt Aeldertsz’ mother (Metken Walravens.


4. Ancestors of Gijsbert Goertzen


In the documents of the Court of Tuil, despite intensive investigation, at present no real proof can be found that leads to the identification of the ancestors of Gijsbert Goertzen. Yet some suppositions have nevertheless come forward. The impulse to these suspects has been given by Dr. P. Nouwt, who names Goert Reyersen the most likely candidate as the father of Gijsbert Goertzen. He has done so on the basis of the following considerations:


a. In 1580 a property is mentioned in Herwijnen that belongs to the heirs of one Goirt Reyersen and in 1570 a report made of "the son of Goirt Reyersen". There have been found in the archives of the Bank of Tuil no other persons distinguished with the first name of Goirt, with property and appropriate with regard to time and place.


7June 1580  (HBT, nr.1243,  fol.33)13                                                                                                                                                                                Willem Jansen, promise, as a guaridan of Neelken Jansdr., to Marcelis Marcelissen in Gorinchem an annual interest of 9 guilders, as from 24 June 1581. Security: a house and courtyard in Herwijnen, upstream bordering on the heirs of Derck Jansen and downstream to the heirs of Goirt Reyersen.


23 May 1570  (HBT, nr. 1242, fol.153 vso)13                                                                                                                                                                                         The judge charges Bruyn die Snijder that he has forcefully assaulted and wounded the son of Goirt Reyersen; and by doing so forfeited his body and property or such as the schepenen will determine.


b. Besides the name Goirt Reyersen in the same period of time in the same area the names have been found of Gijsbert Reyersen and Abraham Reyersen, who were related to each other and possible brothers of each other. The name Abraham seldom appears in those days in that region. Gijsbert Goertzen named his son Abraham possibly for this Abraham Reyersen.


29 July 1579 (HBT, nr. 1243,  fol.21 vso)13                                                                                                                                   Ghijsbert Goirtsen, on behalf of his wife, sells to Ghijsbert Reyersen half of 19 hont of land in Herwijnen, in Gheentkenshoeff, adjacent above: the heirs of Goesen van Oenzelaer and below: Engbert Claesen, stretching from the Broickgraeff to the Middelsloet. The other half of this property is owned by Arnt Thonisen. Security: his house and homestead in Herwijnen.

6 November 1577  (HBT, nr. 1243, fol.1)13                                                                                                                                                                                Gijsbert Reyerse, called Snoeck, hands over to Jan Roelofse a house and yard in Est, left behind by Abraham Reyerse, adjacent north: the Custerie in Est, east, south and west around: the street.


Although ten documents have been found in the files of the Court of Tuil which are related to Goirt Reyersen, initially no new arguments could be found which could support the hypothesis. For this reason other archives were also searched. From that new data came forward, though it did not prove that Goert Reyersen was the father of Gijsbert Goertzen, it did, however, add important new elements to the family range of Gijsbert Goertzen. That is,


c. An act from the archive of the feodal-chamber of Gelre and Zutphen, dated 29 May 1549, from which the identity of the wife of Goert Reyersen becomes clear. She is Jutta van Heuckelum, the daughter Otto Ottensz van Heuckelum and granddaughter of Ott van Heuckelum. This Ott had received as feodal property a farmstead and orchard in the parish Herwijnen. In this document Jutta, together with her sister Rutgera and her brother Jan, therein gave up their rights in behalf of their eldest brother Ott. This Jutta therefore is possibly the mother of Gijsbert Goertzen. Moreover it becomes clear from the act that Goert Reyersen carried the name Sterck. This last, also had been found earlier in a document of the Court of Tuil.

Archief Leenkamer van Gelre and Zutphen, nr.18, leenakteboek 1547-155213                                                                               

29 May 1549

Jan van Hoicklum, Gairdt Reynersen Sterck as husband and momber {guardian} of his housewife Jutta van Hoicklum, and Rutgera van Huecklum, younger brother and sisters of Ott van Hoecklum Ottensoon, put at the disposal of their eldest brother Ott van Hoicklum, one third of a house with the homestead and the orchards in the parish Herwijnen in the Tielerward, which had been feudally held by their grandfather Ott van Hoicklum together with 7 morgen land according to the feudal law of Zutphen.


29 juli 1550  (HBT, nr.1240, fol.268)13                                                                                                                                                                                     Goirt Reyers Sterck promises Alart van Haefften an annual interest of 3 guilders, commencing on 22 February forthcoming. Security: a house and farmstead in Herwijnen, where he is living. This interest is redeemable by 50 guilders.


d. A "dijkgave document", from which appears the identity of the father and mother of Goert Reyersen, as well as of his grandfather and grandmother. This document has been found in the archive of Saint Paulusabdij in Utrecht. It concerns a dijkgave. This means designating real estate on which costs can be recovered for the maintenance of an abandoned dike. This document was affected by a dijkgave which took place in the year 1602/1603 in Ophemert, which was reverted on a similar case in Vuren in the year 1582/1583. Thereby inheritances were tied up in lawsuits for dozens of years. The historical value of this document far out weighs the value the research for the Ro(o)sa genealogy. In this document, as it happens, a number of aspects of the historical dike rights come up for discussion. It concerns in fact a piece of jurist-prudence. This is explained in the paragraph further down. The most important conclusion we can draw for our aim from this document, is that the father of Goert Reyersen, Reyer Goertsz, had married with Lysbeth Jansdr Sterck. One of their children was Goert Reyersen Sterck. 


e. To this list a new argument can still be added. The piece of land that belonged in 1588 supposedly to Gerit Sandersen, belonged in 1580, to the heirs of Goert Reyersen. With that, Gerit Sandersen becomes related to Goert Reyersen, possibly as a son-in-law. This last presumption is reinforced by the fact that he had a daughter Judith, possibly thus called after mother-in-law Jutta van Heuckelum. Jutta and Judith (sometimes also Judick) can be considered as a synonymous. It is interesting now further that,


f. Alert Gijsbertsz, son of Gijsbert Goertzen, in 1615 {VVZ: should read 1612} was co-signatory of the marriage contract of Judith, daughter of Gerit Sandersen, and Ghijsbert Ariens. That indicates a family relation between Gerit Sandersen and Gijsbert Goertzen. Possibly they were brothers-in-law of each other. The search was towards proof for that, because the argument that Goert Reyersen (Sterck) is the father of Gijsbert Goertzen then is pretty much straight.


20 August 1588  (HBT, nr.1244, fol. 10vso)13                                                                                                                                                                        Jan Geritsen and Mechtelt Willems, the last on behalf of her children by Ghijsbert Aertsen, sell to Ghijsbert Goirtsen: a farmstead in Herwijnen, stretching from the street to the stream, adjacent upstream: Peter Dircksen and Jan Dircksen, and downstream: Gerit Sandersen; with an interest of 15 stuivers due to the lady Van Gameren.


10 July 1612  (HBT, nr. 1246, fol.64)13                                                                                                                                                                                     Alart Ghijsbertsen is a witness to the marriage-contract of Ghijsbert Ariensen and Judith Gerit Sandersen’s daughter in Herwijnen. Goosen & Gerit Dircks, children of Judith give their consent (or did not object) to the marriage. Other wits: Anthonis Jansen Holl (schout of Herwijnen), Michiel Petersen, Sander Geritsen (brother of Judith) and Boudewijn van den Velde [suspected secretary].


g. Anyway there exists an act of the Court of Tuil, in which Gerit Sandersen and Gijsbert Goertzen’s common finances are addressed, possibly as a consequence of a shared inheritance.


9 March  1585  (HBT, nr.4, fol.130vso)13                                                                                                                                                                                   The schepenen allow Jan Willemsen, on behalf of Gerit Geritsen, to seize the goods of Gijsbert Goertsen and Gerit Sandersen. Postponing up to Johannis mid-summer (=June 24), Jacobi (=July 25) well paid. Proclamation in Herwijnen. (Willem) Pels is merchant.


The main counter-argument of this analysis is the absent of the name Judith or Jutta in the immediate family of Gijsbert Goertzen. Nevertheless a great-grand daughter of Gijsbert Goertzen carried this not very common name. She is a granddaughter of Heymen Gijsbertsz. One could speculate that she was named for a daughter of Heymen who died early, or even to the "disappeared" daughter, who was mentioned before.


From the dijkgave document Goert Reyersen appears with the surname Sterck, which came from his mother. Gijsbert Goertzen and his sons made no (more?) use of it.


From above data it can be inferred who the suspected elders of Gijsbert Goertzen were. By means of his assumed mother Jutta van Heuckelum he is related with the noble families Van Hoekelom and Van Culemborgh, of which by means of the books of the various feodal chambers the genealogy can be examined still further. Fig. 9 shows a feodal document from 1474 in which is described that the grandmother of Jutta van Heuckelum, who was Jutta van Culemborgh, inherited the Herwijnen feodal property from her father Johan van Culemborgh. The (already translated) transcript of this feodal act reads as follows:


 Fig. 1: Act from 1474 of the feodal chamber of Gelre and Zutphen where in Jutte van Culemborg gets feodal possessions in Herwijnen


Archief Leenkamer van Gelre and Zutphen, nr.4, Leenaktenboek13                                                                                                8 July 1474                                                                                                                                                                                             Jutte van Culenborch, wife of Otte van Hoekelem, gets a house with the homestead and 7 morgen land in the community Herwijnen, between Johan van Herwijnen Janssoen at one side and the common alley of Herwijnen at the other side, adjacent to the land of the Karthuizers of Geertruidenberg; like she has inherited this feudal estate from her father Johan van Culenborch according to the feudal justice of Zutphen. Her husband Ott swears the oath (of marriage) on behalf of Jutte.



Fig. 1: Elders of Gijsbert Goertzen, progenitor of the Ro(o)sa family


Fig. 2 is a schematic overview of suspected kinship. It appears along the female line, i.e. by way of Jutta van Hoeckelum, in particular by way of her grandparents Jutte van Culemborg and Ot van Hoeckelum to trace back into the history. According to the act of 8 July 1474 Jutte van Culemborgs’ father is Johan. There are however many descendants in the family of Culemborg (Culenborch) who carried name J(oh)an. They are not always easy to distinguish. In this case we are helped by some passages in the book "Over heren, weiden and kastelen {About lords, pastures and castles}" by Aart Bijl. On p. 48 states that in 1431

Fig. 1: Place of Jutta van Culemborg in the Van Culemborg family


Fig. 1: Place of Otto van Heuckelum in the family Van Heukelom


Johan van Culemborg Wolfertsz sold a piece of ground to Walraven van Haaften, castle-lord of Frissestein. Thus, he was the father of Jutte van Culemborg. Also we read on p. 46 that Wolfert van Culemborg, thus Johan’s father, from 1421 during some time got Frissestein as a feodal property from Otto van Haaften, father of Walraven and castle lord of Wayestein. This Wolfert had already on 29 April 1358, just like his brother Jan, feodal lands at Herwijnen. He must have been then still under age. Johan and his sister Jutte had in 1424 feodal lands in Herwijnen. To their property belonged among other things the Koxhoeve with 26 morgen land. Jacoba van Beieren had the farm confiscated and taken away from Dirk van Herwijnen, Lord of Frissestein, and in given as a feodal property to Johan and Jutte[52].

Eventually Johan has the largest part of this Herwijnen property again transferred and he becomes trade-lord of West-Barendrecht. All this as a consequence of the Hoekse [hooks] and Kabeljouwse [cods] dispute. The families Van Culemborg and Van Heukelom have been described extensively in the periodical "De Nederlandsche Leeuw". In Fig. 3 and Fig. 4 show what place Jutta van Culemborg and Otto van Heukelom take in this. In both cases, they belong to a side-branch. The principal branch of Van Culemborgs, in which the manor Culemborg was transferred, developed via Hubert II. This branch of the Van Arkel family (to which the Van Heukeloms belonged), wherein the manor Van Heukelom was transferred, developed via Jan II van Heukelom. Otto van Heuckelum, spouse of Jutta van Culemborg, was also alderman at Tuil (mentioned in 1460). Before Abraham Gijsbertsz became alderman at Tuil, he already had two (suspected) great great-grandfathers, i.e. Jan Sterck and Otto van Heuckelum, who had held that function[53].


It is striking that Johan Wolfertsz van Culemborg was married with Lady Aernt van Rosendaele. It could be that the name of Rosendaele was transferred to Jutta van Heuckelum. If that is the case, Abraham Gijsbertsz, adopted the name Roosa, possibly realizing that his father’s mother was herself named van Rosendaele. More about this in the following chapter. 


If the father-son hypothesis for Goirt Reyersen-Gijsbert Goertzen is correct, the family history of the Ro(o)sa family, albeit by a female line, can consequently be examined to approximately the year 1200. 


5. Again: the family name

In chapter 3 we have seen how the Van Rijckhuijsens made efforts to discover the origin of the family name Ro(o)sa. Eventually Gijsbert van Rijckhuijsen made only a guess and invented a Spanish descent. It permanently stands that Abraham Gijsbertsz had necessity of a name and a seal when he became alderman at the High Court of Tuil. Father Gijsbert Goertzen used no surname and his assumed father called himself Sterck because his mother was called that. We also have seen that Gijsbert Goertzen’s suspected mother, Jutta van Heuckelum, descended from a respectable family (Van Heukelom). Abraham Gijsbertsz chooses none of those names, but called himself Roosa. Jutta van Heuckelum’s great grandmother was Lady Aernt van Rosendael, but it is nevertheless difficult to accept that Abraham after about hundred fifty years could know and be aware of that relationship. This becomes different if the Van Heukelom branch from which Jutta came, would have cherished this descent and adopted the name Van Rosendael in addition. As Abraham’s grandmother besides Van Heuckelum was also called Van Rosendael, he could have been inspired by this fact so that the choice of the name Roosa would not be odd. This seems a far-fetched assumption and it is therefore surprising that some proof can be shown.. This proof has been found, kept in the remaining family notes of Walraven van Arkel, Lord of Waardenburg, Ammerzoden and Heukelom. This Walraven was a descendant of Jan II van Heukelom (the Van Heukeloms, after the Van Arkels died out, goes by the name Van Arkel). Walraven had married Catharina van Gelre, a bastard daughter of the duke. He made notes of the baptism of his children. He writes at the baptism of Otto, his second son[54]:


Item Ott my second son is born on Tuesday 27 day of April, Day of St. Anastasius, day of the holy bishop, in the evening between eight and nine. His witnesses were Ott van Herwynen, Henrick van Vorstenburch and Lady Jut van Huekelum, named Rosendaell, and all belonged to my own House, and it was anno 40.


We read here therefore that Jut van Huekelum (Heuckelum), called Rosendaell, on 27 April 1540 was witness at the baptism of Otto, son of Walraven van Arkel and Catharina van Gelre. Given the date and the name Rosendaell, it must here go well concerning Jutta van Heuckelum, the presumed grandmother of Abraham Gijsbertsz. It is wonderful how then everything fits together and how the indirect argument with relation to the suspected ancestors of Gijsbert Goertzen acquires a crowning piece in the explanation for the origin of the name Ro(o)sa!



Fig. 1: Baptism note from 1540, in which Walraven van Arkel mentions the name of Jutta van Heuckelum, called Rosendael


It must be therefore that, Lady Aernt van Rosendael, spouse of Johan Wolfertsz van Culemborg, brought that name into the family. What do we know of her? Her existence is derived from an act from the register of the Holland feodal chamber[55], dated on 18 April 1433, in which she gets as feodal property five morgen land in Zwijndrecht (see Fig. 6), and also in which she stands as the wife of Jan van Culemborg and by him had a daughter Jutte (this Jutte is the grandmother of above named Jutta van Heuckelum).


Fig. 1: Act of the Hollandse feodal chamber from 1433, where in Lady Aernt van Rosendael gets feodal possessions in Zwijndrecht


She was a descendant from the family Van Rosendael. The progenitor was Jan, Lord Gillisz[56]. He was page (in 1325), knight (in 1341), burgher, merchant and alderman in Dordrecht. He is mentioned as estate-steward of South Holland from 24 April 1320 until 4 April 1333 and as bailiff of South Holland in 1321. He buys, under approval of Earl Willem III, on 6 August 1311, the manor of East Barendrecht from Gerard, Lord of Voorne. He owed the House Rosendael in Dordrecht that he dedicates to Lord Nicolaes van Putten and Strijen, which he had received on 3 February 1311 from these in hereditary feodal possession. He gives Rosendael as usufruct to his second spouse, Lizebette, which on 6 February 1311, was ratified by Lord Nicolaes in a charter. Between 28 October 1338 and 24 September 1341 he died. His wife Lizebette was supposedly a granddaughter of Willem III van Strijen.

Her children and their descendants called themselves Van Rosendael, for the house which she had received from her spouse. In 1677 this was still called a "distinguished House" in Dordrecht as "Kleyn and Groot Rosendael"[57]. Lady Aernt was a daughter of the knight Jan, Lord Jansz van Rosendael. This nobleman belonged to those who on 3 May 1398 obeyed Duke Aelbrecht to fight against the Friezen. He was also under the nobles who were present on 13 February 1419 in Woudrichem when the agreement was made between Jan van Brabant and Jan van Beieren. He held important administrative positions.

Among other things he was alderman and schout of Dordrecht and dike earl of Zwijndrecht. His father, grandfather of Lady Aernt, was also a knight. He called himself Jan van Rosendael, but this name is taken from his wife, who is a daughter of Jan, Lord Gillisz[58]. His father was Aernd van Krayesteyn, so this knight Jan van Rosendael was also called Jan Aerndsz van Krayesteyn.

Because he was not his father’s heir, the castle Crayesteyn, which stood in Sliedrecht, initially became inherited by his half-brother Herbaren and after his childless death by his half-sister Sophia[59]. Lady Aernt, before she married Jan van Culemborg, was married with Philips van der Does, with whom she had a closed marriage contract on 7 October 1413[60]. The most of her property became inherited by her son the Bartholomeus van der Does and only a small part came to her daughter Jutte[61].


6. The family weapons

Although Abraham Gijsbertsz upon the choosing of a family name himself has been inspired through the name that his grandmother used, has he by the design of his schepen-seal presumably no use of the weapon of the Van Rosendael family.  Two weapons are know of that family, however no resemblances is show with the seal of Abraham Gijsbertsz Roosa. As Fig. 7  shows the schepen-seal shows three  roses on stems. Possiblly Abraham thereby want to expressly symbolize the family’s solidarity of the three brothers. Gueit Alertsz Rosa, the son of Abraham’s brother Alert, has after the building of the  so called "Pannen Huys" in 1657 it in 1660 ornamented with painted windows showing family weapons. Of course among these weapons is the one of the Ro(o)sa family, that by Gijsbert of Rijckhuijsen has been drawn (see Fig. 8) and as follows is described[62]:

“The weapon of the Roosa family is 3 red roses on a gold field together with a rose above the helmet coming as the original at Herwijnen is painted on glass in the Rosa family home. And of which a neat copy rests with Jacob Jansz Rosa, gatekeeper of the Mare-gate at Leyden with the name of Cornelis Roosa there under.”


Fig. 1: Seal of Abraham Gijsbertsz Roosa from 1638




Fig. 1: Picture of the Roosa weapon in the Van Rijckhuijsen-manuscript (1740)



This weapon resembles not the two weapons that are known of the Van Rosendael-family. That there are two weapons of these is not so odd because there is an early split been between the "Dordtse" Van Rosendaels and the "Goudse" Van Rosendaels.  The oldest Van Rosendael-weapon, has a likeness to a wheel with spokes, is that of the earlier named knight Jan van Rosendael (1364). His daughter Beatrix van Rosendael married Gerrit Koevoet, vassal of the Lord van Arkel.  Their son was Wouter Gerritsz Koevoet of Bonendael, that himself - towards his mother – also took the name Van Rosendael[63].  His weapon had a likeness with three beans  His descendants who were resident in Gouda, called themselves Van Rosendael, but had as weapon the shield with the three beans. 

7. Genealogie

Already in the introduction has been indicated that until now only the genealogy of the Alert-branch and the Heymen-branch is published, but that of the Abraham-branch is missing.  It has also has observed that meanwhile new data of the Alert-branch and the Heymen-branch have come available. To discuss all these new facts  is somewhat outside the scope of this article, although many of these are quite interesting. As a complete survey is available it would be a pity not showing a taste of it. Therefore in the Appendix of this article is a short summary of the genealogy taken up. The survey of the genealogy we have split up in three separate branches, by which the Abraham-branch is new, and, by which in the Alert-branch and the Heymen-branch is indicated where the additions and improvements have been put in to respect of the Treffers-genealogy (Alert) and the Sanders-genealogy (Heymen). This genealogical survey covers only the period from the ancestor till the introduction of the registry of the Civil registration in 1811.. 

8. Acknowledgement

This article is the result of work that in retrospect can be viewed as a project. As already mentioned in the introduction, dr. P. Nouwt in Waalre has had a significt share. Next to him many others have made contributions, and the author feels it as an honour to be the messenger. There were costs involved as well, covered by the so called Ro(o)sa fund”, to which many people, particularly in the United States, have made contributions. Therefore our thanks. The initiative to search for the early ancestors of the Ro(o)sa family has been taken by Valentine Van Zee in Atlanta (GA, USA). Her data have been the basis for research, she has made useful comments and several times she has shown new openings when the research was in deadlock. I thank Cor Selders in Haarlem, whose mother was a Roza, for many data on the Abraham branch. Also he made available the very part of the Van Rijckhuijsen manuscript that contained the relevant data of the Ro(o)sa family. Wil Keulemans in Amersfoort has helped me with the data on the Heymen branch. She also with much patience assisted me with the literature investigation and has searched with me after the unpresumed links with the clans Van Arkel/Van Heukelom, Van Culemborg and Van Rosendael. Also I am indebted to Jos de Kloe in Zaltbommel, the genealogy expert of Andel. He has helped Wil and me with a large number of questions we had about the Ro(o)sa’s of Andel. In addition he has helped me to transcript a large number ancient documents. Finally, I thank Marco Schelling in Zennewijnen, who showed the author the first steps in genealogy and made critical comments when he (the author) draw immature conclusions



Appendix I: The “dijkgave-document”




      Archief St. Paulusabdij te Utrecht, nr. 369, fol. 33vso-36

      verslag van een dijkgave te Ophemert, 1602/03


Certain still to answer questions concerning those who must contribute in the bosom of the dike in question, noted Vuren, anno 1582 and anno 1583.


Ie.   It has appeared that the particular dike has originated from the estate of Reyer Goirtssen and that it has been inherited by Jan Reyerssen, the younger, named Sterck. The wife of this Reyer Goertssen was Lijsbeth Sterck, Jan’s-daughter. Doubts have now arisen whether forenamed Reyer inherited this dike from his late father or that it was brought in by his forenamed wife. The reason that motivate that the dike has been brought in by the wife is, that it can not be found in the signed records that Reyer’s father has left behind a large inheritance. It is therefore unlikely that forenamed Reyer has met in the small estate of his father such a large dike, that is to say more than hundred meters long.


IIe.  To the contrary, it appears clear from the signed records that the estate of Jan Sterck, the father of forenamed Lijsbeth (who has been for a long time “schepen” with the Court of Tuyl), was richer and larger and furthermore that those goods that came from the estate of forenamed Jan Sterck with dike obligations have been abandoned.


IIIe.  Furthermore some people testify that Stercken van Avesaet lived in Herwijnen, but that he was not related to forenamed Lijsbet Stercken, that no Stercken Avesaath is mentioned in the signed records, but that the young Sterck, as momber {guardian} of his housewife, has been mentioned as heir of Jan van Avesaath, from which it can be derived that his housewife Lady Henrick is related to van Avesaath and therefore has carried the title Lady. Also, that Reyer Goitssen and Jan Sterck the younger, or his housewife Lady Henrick, together, have parts of land in possession that were bought by old Jan Sterck from persons in Vuren. Furthermore that Reyer Goertssen together with widow Lady Henrick, after the death of the young Jan Sterck, the properties left behind, have sold with all rights. So that it can be concluded for sure that Jan Sterck, the husband of Lady Henrick, and Reyer Goertssen were heirs of the old Jan Sterck. Is it therefore not the question whether this is a common “bosom” of van Avesaath and Sterck?


IVe.  The question also rises, because as has been testified in the court, whether some persons who were in the “bosom” and who therefore had maintenance obligations that they have fulfilled (as they say) during three years in succession by repairing the dike after a given order, have to be regarded as belonging to the “bosom”.


Ve.  Also it is questioned whether the goods that have been obtained by marriage by the children of Jan Reyerssen the elder and the children of Goirt Reyerssen, at the time that the particular dike was supervised by Jan Reyerssen the younger and his heirs, but before they have inherited from their parents, are infected or not. In particular those goods that were sold before they became heirs.


VIe.  Also it has been thought over whether the properties of the children, obtained by marriage, after they became heir of their father, have been infected or not.


VIIe.  It has also to be decided whether it is correct, that somebody, when he for a mortgage has accepted as security a good with dike obligations, has infected his goods.

VIIIe.  Also whether this is the case if somebody has taken into his possession seized goods with dike obligations.


IXe.  It has also to be decided whether goods with dike obligations brought in as a parent’s gift when somebody married, have infected only the inherited goods of the partner or this inheritance as a whole.


Xe.  Also how to consider estates wherein any infected good without dike maintenance has been taken up.


Appendix II: Genealogie


The additions with respect to earlier publications are written in italic letter. The baptise data are from the DTB-books (church books). The birth dates are mostly from the Van Rijckhuijsen manuscript or from his family booklet. The genealogy is described up to sons and heirs born before 1811 and afterwards broken down according the standard code. The continuation of the genealogy up to the census of 1947 can be found in the book “De Ro(o)sa’s van Herwijnen” [64].


II.1 The Alert branch


I  Alert Gijsbertsz, d bef  26-2-1615, son of Gijsbert Goertzen and Maria Alerts Dircxsen, m. 

   Metken Walravens


   1. Elisabeth Alerts Rosa, m.  Jacob Groenen, secretaris and leenschrijver of  Soelen

   2. Cornelis Alertsz Rosa, died young

   3. Geurt Alertsz Rosa, follows II.1

   4. Mariken Alerts Rosa, d 23-7-1681, m. Deil 1630 Govert Hendriks of  Holten, kleermaker, school master and secretary of  Deil


II.1  Geurt Alertsz Rosa, alderman Tuil, bp Herwijnen, son of Metken Walravens and Alert

   Gijsbertsz, m. 3-6-1638 Engeltjen Ariens de Jongh


   1. Alert Geurtsz Rosa, b 23-3-1639, d 1-4-1671, unmarried

   2. Arien Geurtsz Rosa, follows III.1

     3. Maria Geurts Rosa, b 19-12-1643, m. (1) Herwijnen  22-10-1670   Hendrik de Rouw,                                                                                         alderman Tuil, secretary of  Hellouw,  m. (2) 1680 Gerrit Maertensz Arendonck

   4. Cornelis Geurtsz. Rosa, kassier wisselbank Rotterdam, b 30-12-1645, d Rotterdam

      in 1710, m. Rotterdam 4-5-1684  Sophia Vonck, no children

   5. Metje Geurts Rosa, bp Herwijnen 29-12-1647, d 16-3-1703,

       m.  Soelen 10-12-1671 Jacob van Utrecht, school master, secretaris and leenschrijver of  Soelen

   6. Jan Geurtsz Rosa, follows III.2

   7. Neelken Geurts Rosa, bp Herwijnen 28-3-1654, d 4-9-1721, m. Anthonie van Ballegoyen,

       curry-comber, artillery supervisor


III.1  Arien Geurtsz Rosa, waardsman (1685), bp Herwijnen  19-9-1641, d   in 1690, son of Engeltjen

    Ariens de Jongh and Geurt Alertsz Rosa, m.  Herwijnen 24-3-1678 Arike Maertens Sterck


   1. Jenneke Ariens Rosa, b 13-1-1679, bp Herwijnen 19-1-1679, d 7-9-1728,

        m. Herwijnen 8-6-1706 Arien Gijsbertsz van Rijckhuijsen,  artillery-commander, church master

   2. Aeltje Ariens Rosa, b 17-6-1680, d in 1714

   3. Geurt Ariensz Rosa, follows IV.1

   4. Maerten Ariensz Rosa, b 3-10-1687, bp Herwijnen 9-10-1689, d 2-2-1693


IV.1  Geurt (Govert) Ariensz Rosa, waardsman (1716-1718, 1736-1738, 1740-1742), alderman  Tuil (1718),                 bp Herwijnen 3 May 1683, d 10 November 1772,  son of Arike Maertens Sterck and Arien Geurtsz Rosa,

    m. Herwijnen 16-11-1722  Govertje Aerts van Dusseldorp


   1. Aeltje Geurts Rosa, follows V.1

   2. Arien Geurtsz Rosa, follows V.2

   3. Aert Geurts Rosa, bp Herwijnen 11-2-1726, d 26-5-1810, m. in 1758

        Engeltje Goverts Brandt

   4. Neeltje Geurts Rosa, b 5-2-1728, bp Herwijnen 8-2-1728, d in 1814, m.

        Herwijnen 23-3-1755 Ary Zwakhals

   5. Jenneke Geurts Rosa, b 11-10-1730, bp Herwijnen 15-10-1730, d 24 -1-1780,

        m. Herwijnen 25-3-1759 Walraven Vroegh

   6. Hendrik Geurtsz Rosa, b 17-12-1731, bp Herwijnen 22-12-1731, d 2-4-1732

   7. Hendrica Geurts Rosa, b 25-2-1733, bp Herwijnen 1-3-1733, d 24-2-1734

   8. Arike Geurts Rosa, b 30-7-1734, bp Herwijnen 1-8-1734, d 16-1-1798,  m. 14-6-1772 Jan de Joode

   9. Hendrica Geurts Rosa, b 19-2-1736, bp Herwijnen 23-2-1736, d 12-7-1736

  10. Govert Geurtsz Rosa, b 13-4-1737, bp Herwijnen 14-4-1737, d 28-5-1740

  11. Hendrick Geurtsz Roosa, follows V.3


V.1  Aeltje Geurts Rosa, b Herwijnen 6-9-1723, bp Herwijnen 14-9-1723, dau of

   Govertje van Dusseldorp and Geurt Ariensz Rosa,  m.  Herwijnen 30-9-1759 Pieter Scheffer


   1. Aalbert Roosa, follows VI.1 (voorechtelijke zoon)

   2. Bastiaan, b 25-10-1759

   3. Govert, b 31-1-1763

   4. Geurtje Scheffer, b 13-3-1765


VI.1  Aalbert Roosa, beurtschipper, bp Herwijnen in 1751, d Haarlem 3-9-1834,

    son of Aeltje Geurts Rosa and Pieter Scheffer, m. (1) Haarlem 16-5-1779 Anna de Leeuw,

    m. (2) Geertruy van der Horst, m. (3) in 1793 Gerritje van Braken

   [the data of Aalbert and his descendents are from his family bible]

   children from marriage(1):

   1. Maria Elisabeth Roosa, b Haarlem, bp Haarlem 8-6-1781, d  Haarlem 3-8-1781

   children from marriage(2):

   2. Gerrit Roosa, b Haarlem 26-2-1784, d Amsterdam 4-4-1834

   3. Govert Roosa, b Haarlem 19-6-1786, b Leiden 21-6-1786,

      d Leiden 24-6-1786

   4. Govert Roosa, follows VII.1

   5. NN, b still-born on 31-3-1792


VII.1  Govert Roosa, b 19-6-1788, son of Geertruy van der Horst and

   Aalbert Roosa, m. Sassenheim 1-5-1825 Trijntje Nieuwenboom


   1. Albert Roosa, b 2-12-1826, d Sassenheim 20-2-1836

   2. Derk Roosa, b 14-2-1828, d 20-7-1828

   3. Geertruy Maria Roosa, b 6-2-1829, d 15-2-1829

   4. Hendrika Gertruda Roosa, b 6-2-1829, d 15-2-1829

   5. Derk Roosa, follows VIII.1

   6. Gertruda Hendrika Roosa, b 6-2-1833

   7. Hendrik Koenraad Roosa, follows VIII.2

   8. Alberta Roosa, b 11-2-1836, d 24-3-1836

   9. Albert Roosa, b 17-02-xx, d 30 -8-1841


V.2  Arien Geurtsz Rosa, b Herwijnen 24-8-1724, bp Herwijnen 27-8-1724, d 23-1-1787, son of Govertje Aarts van Dusseldorp and Geurt Ariensz Rosa, m. Dordrecht 10-11-1765  Geertruy Ridderhoff


   1. Govert Ariensz Roosa, follows VI.2


VI.2  Govert Ariensz Roosa, b 14-8-1768, d 8-1- 1826,

   son of Geertruy Ridderhof and Arien Geurtsz Rosa, m. Dordrecht 24-10-1803 Mayke van der Kaa


   1. Geertruy, b 9-8-1804, d 16-10-1804

   2. Hermanus, b 25-5-1806, d 15-12-1806

   3. Geertruy, b 27-5- 1808


V.3  Hendrick Geurtsz Roosa, b Herwijnen 29-2-1740, bp Herwijnen 3-3-1740, d 28-4-1804,

    son of Govertje Aarts van Dusseldorp and Geurt Ariensz Rosa, m. Dordrecht 15-12-1776 Cornelia Verheul


   1. Gooverdina Roosa, b 24-11-1778

   2. Cornelis Roosa, follows VI.3

   3. Govert Roosa, follows VI.4


VI.3  Cornelis Roosa, b 21-9-1781, d 14-2-1831,

   son of Cornelia Verheul and Hendrick Geurtsz Roosa, m. Dordrecht 3-2-1806 Dirkje Reus


   1. Cornelia Hendrika Roosa, b 26-7-1806, d 1-7-1866


VI.4  Govert Roosa, b 23-11-1785, d 14-2-1831, son of Cornelia Verheul and

   Hendrick Geurtsz Roosa,  m.  2-1-1808 Johanna Wilhelmina van Straaten


   1. Hendrik Cornelis Roosa, follows VII.2

   2. Jannetje Roosa, b 3-10-1810, m. 6-5-1829, Hendrik Vermeulen

   3. Cornelia Roosa, b 28-4-1812, buried in 1894, m. 7-5-1834 Adrianus de Haas

   4. Willemiena Adriana, b 19-1-1815

   5. Aart Adrianus, b 26-3-1816, d 5-1-1820

   6. Goverdina Roosa, b 29-9-1817, d Amersfoort 5-6-1883, m. Hermanus van Zeben

   7. Johannes, b 21-9-1817, d 29-12-1819

   8. Aart Adrianus Roosa, follows VII.3

   9. Johannes, b 23-5-1823, d 5-6-1823

   10. Johanna Margriete, b 28-8-1824, d 14-9-1824

   11. Gijsbertie, b 9-11-1825


VII.2  Hendrik Cornelis Roosa, b Dordrecht 5-11-1808, d Dordrecht  6-12-1839,

   son of Johanna Wilhelmina van Straaten and Govert Roosa, m. Meyntje Velds


   1. Meyntje Betje , b 3-10-1837

   2. Hendrika Cornelia, d 1-7-1866, m. Willem Kromhout sr., bank cashier Gouda

   3. Johanna Wilhelmina, b 11-8-1835, m. Cornelis Kromhout, supervisor Dike and Bridge Department, in Ned. Oost Indie


VII.3 Aart Adrianus Roosa, b 9-4-1821, d Dordrecht 4-5-1895, son of Johanna Wilhelmina van Straaten    

  and Govert Roosa, m. Dordrecht 26-11-1851 Adriana Gregoor


   1. Govert Roosa, follows VIII.3

   2. Judith Wilhelmina Roosa, b Dordrecht 1861, d as baby

   3. Judith Wilhelmina Roosa, b Dordrecht 25-11-1866, d Dordrecht 19-4-1924


III.2  Jan Geurtsz Rosa, buurmeester (1692-1693), waardsman (1696-1698), schepen Tuil (1700-1702),                       bp Herwijnen 12-5-1651, d 23-1-1703,  son of Engeltjen Ariens de Jongh and Geurt Alertsz Rosa,

   m. in 1680 Neeltje de Vos


   1. Geurt Jansz Rosa, follows IV.2

   2. Jacob Jansz Rosa, follows IV.3

   3. Aeldert Jansz Rosa, follows IV.4

   4. Gerrit Jansz Rosa, buurmeester (1714-1715, 1720-1721, 1734-1736, 1748-1749), schepen Tuil (1730-1734,        1742, 1748-1750), b Herwijnen 22-1-1690, bp Herwijnen 5-2-1690, unmarried

   5. Engelken Maria Jans Rosa, b 1-3-1693, bp Herwijnen 4-3-1693, m. Herwijnen 1-7-1718 Frederik Leendersz        van Zee, timmerman

   6. Arien Jansz Rosa, b Herwijnen 31-8-1696, bp Herwijnen 6-9-1696, d Herwijnen 6-4-1747,

        m. Herwijnen 25-1-1739, Govertje Paulusse Schalck, geen children


IV.2  Geurt Jansz Rosa, buurmeester (1714-1716, 1720-1722), schepen Tuil (1716-1718, 1722), b 23-7-1681, bp Herwijnen 24-7-1681, d 10-4-1727, son of Jan Geurtsz Rosa and  Neeltje de Vos, m. 1-4-1713 Grietje

   Maertens Nooteboom


   1. Jan Geurtsz Rosa, bp Herwijnen 15-11-1716, d umarried


IV.3  Jacob Jansz Rosa, poortwachter Mare-poort (1719), b 4-9-1684, bp Herwijnen 7-9-1684, d Leiden, son of  Neeltje de Vos and Jan Geurtsz Rosa, m. Leiden 3-11-1709 Helena Hendriks van Strijp


   1. NN, d as child

   2. NN, d as child

   3. Maria Jacobs Rosa, d as child

   4. Abraham Jacobsz Rosa, d as child

   5. Jan Jacobsz Rosa, follows V.4

   6. Abraham Jacobsz Rosa, d as child

   7. Abraham Jacobsz Rosa, d as child

   8. Abraham Jacobsz Rosa, d as child

   9. Abraham Jacobsz Rosa, d as child


V.4  Jan Jacobsz Rosa, schoolmeester, zeevarend ziekenverzorger (1743), b Leiden 11-10-1713,

   son of Helena Hendriks van Strijp and Jacob Jansz Rosa,  m. 15-5-1735 Magdalena Jans Dilllie


   1. Helena Jans Rosa, b 27-4-1736, bp Leiden 29-4-1736

   2. Johannes Jansz Rosa, b 4-10-1737, bp Leiden 6-10-1737, d 14-12-1737

   3. Johannes Jansz Rosa, follows VI.5

   4. Margaretha Jans Rosa, bp Leiden 14-5-1742


VI.5  Johannes Jansz Rosa, bp Leiden 4-7-1739, son of Magdalena Jans

   Dillie and Jan Jacobsz Rosa, m. Henderina Verbeek


   1. Helena Rosa, m. in 1827 Cornelis Omvlee


IV.4  Aeldert Jansz Rosa, bierdrager, koetsier, b 2-3-1687, bp Herwijnen  6-3-1687, son of Neeltje de Vos and Jan Geurtsz Rosa, m. in 1717 Hendrina Albers Grutters


   1. Engelken Aelderts Rosa, b 9-7-1718

   2. Helena Aelderts Rosa, b 18-6-1720

   3. Jan Aeldertsz Rosa, b Leiden 18-7-1722, d Leiden in 1741

   4. Aelbert Aeldertsz Rosa, b Leiden 27-9-1724, d Leiden in 1748

   5. Neeltje Aelderts Rosa, b 16-9-1726

   6. Margrita Aelderts Rosa, b 8-12-1729


II.3 De Heymen-tak


I  Heymen Gijsbertz, collecteur van verpondingen, b Herwijnen, son of Maria Alarts Dircks and

   Gijsbert Goertzen, m. Eyke Jans Kuyst


   1. Aeldert Heymensz Rosa, follows II.1

   2. Govert Heymensz Rosa, follows II.2

   3. Gijsbert Heymensz, m. Dirksken Jans, not certain, descendants strange

   4. Jan Heymensz Rosa, follows II.3

   5. Anneke Heymens, d bef 1661,  m.  Joost Sweers de Kock

   6. unknown daughter


II.1  Aeldert Heymensz Roosa, kolonist in Nieuw Nederland, b Herwijnen in 1621, d 27-2-1670, buried.

    Ulster Co (NY), son of Eyke Jans Kuyst and Heymen  Gijsbertz ,m Wijntje (Wijlke) Ariens de Jongh


   1. Arien Alerts Roosa, b Herwijnen 3-6-1645, m. in 1670, Maria Pels

   2. Heyman Alderts Roosa, b Nederland 4-1-1645, d Hurley 9-11-1708, m.

        Kingston, Anna Margaret Roosevelt

   3. Jan Alderts Roosa, b Herwijnen 15-4-1646, m. in 1675, Hillegondt

      Willems van Boerum

   4. Eyke Alderts Roosa, b Herwijnen 2-4-1651, bp Herwijnen 6-4-1651, m.

        Nieuw Amsterdam in 1670, Roelof Kierstede

   5. Maartje Alderts Roosa, b Herwijnen in 1652,  m. 1-11-1672, Lauren Jansen

   6. Neelke Alderts Roosa, bp Herwijnen 5 -11-1655, otr. Kingston

       3-11-1676, Hendrick Pawling

   7. Jannetje Alderts Roosa, b Herwijnen in 1656, d Hurley 23-6-1726, m.

        16-11-1679, Matthijs Ten Eyck

   8. Aert Alderts Roosa, b Herwijnen in 1658, d Kingston

   9. Annetje Alderts Roosa, b Wiltwijck, d Kingston in 1662

   10. Gerrit Alderts Roosa, b Kingston 15-6-1664, d Kingston 15-6-1664


II.2  Govert Heymensz Rosa, b Andel in 1622, d in 1677, son of

   Eyke Jans Kuyst and Heymen Gijsbertz, m. in 1640, Ariaentje Jans


   1. Trijntje Goverts Rosa, buried Veen 23-3-1703, banns/ m. 29-3-1663,

      Veen 14-5-1663, Joost Jans Spieringh

   2. Jan Goverts Rosa, follows III.1

   3. Heyman Goverts Rosa, d bef 28-11-1688, m. Jeffken Govaerts Pulle

   4. Aert Goverts Rosa, follows III.2

   5. Anthonij Goverts Rosa, follows III.3

   6. Ike Goverts Rosa, begr. Andel 6-7-1733, m. in 1680, Jan

      Gijsberts van Andel


III.1  Jan Goverts Rosa, son of Ariaentje Jans and Govert Heymensz Rosa, m. 

   Hedikhuizen 5-3-1672, Maria Peters van As


   1. Peter Jans Rosa, follows IV.1

   2. Govert Jans Rosa, follows IV.2


IV.1  Peter Jans Rosa, d 30-12-1729, son of Maria Peters van As and

   Jan Goverts Rosa, banns Andel 26-2-1701, Maria Ariens Kuipers


   1. Jan Pieters Rosa, b 17-4-1702

   2. Adriaan Pieters Rosa, follows V.1

   3. Lijsbeth Pieters Rosa, b Andel 6-12-1705, banns / m.  Andel

      11 October 1727, Andel 18-1-1728, Gerrit Jans van Andel

   4. Anneken Pieters Rosa, b Andel 6-2-1707, d Andel 19-1-1742,

      banns / m.  Andel 26-12-1733, Andel 10-1-1734, Jan Ariens van Andel


V.1  Adriaan Pieters Rosa, b Andel 17-10-1703, d Andel 20-9-1732,

   son of Maria Ariens Kuipers and Peter Jans Rosa,

   banns / m. (1) 18-4-1727, Babilonienbroek 1-5-1727, Helena Isaks

   van der Beek, banns / m. (2) 23-7-1729, Almkerk 14-8-1729,  Maijke Anthonis Keijser

   children uit huwelijk(2):

   1. Theunis Ariens Rosa, b 22-5-1729

   2. Anna Ariens Rosa, b 3-12-1730

   3. Maria Ariens Rosa, b Andel 4-5-1732, banns / m.  Andel 7-5-1756,

       Andel 30-5-1756, Willem Willems van Brakel


IV.2  Govert Jans Rosa, son of Maria Peters van As and Jan Goverts Rosa,

   banns / m.  19-4-1704, Andel 11-5-1704, Lijsbeth Jans van Rijswijk


   1. Jan Goverts Rosa, b 10-4-1705

   2. Willemken Goverts Rosa, b Andel 12-9-1706, d Andel 19-10-1780,

        m. 18-5-1750, Jan Jansz. Ouwerkerk

   3. Anthonij Goverts Rosa, follows V.2

   4. Cornelis Goverts Rosa, follows V.3

   5. Arien Goverts Rosa, follows V.4

   6. Bastiaen Goverts Rosa, b Andel 30-8-1716, d Andel 14-6-1781,

       banns / m.  Andel 28-9-1748, Andel 20-10-1748, Ariaantje Joost van Triest

   7. Maria Goverts Rosa, b Andel 9-10-1718


V.2  Anthonij Goverts Rosa, b Andel 10-10-1708, d 1-7-1786,

   son of Lijsbeth Jans van Rijswijk and Govert Jans Rosa, banns / m. (1)

   Andel 22-10-1740, Andel 20-11-1740, Elisabeth Dirks van Wijk,

   banns / m. (2) Uitwijk 24-4-1744, Andel 17-5-1744, Neeltje Verzijl

   children uit huwelijk(2):

   1. Maaicke Anthonis Rosa, b Andel 30-8-1744,  m.  Brakel 6-5-1768, Theunis van Wijngaarden

   2. Govert Anthonis Rosa, b 3-7-1746

   3. Elisabeth Anthonis Rosa, b 3-12-1747, d 15-5-1766

   4. Govert Anthonis Rosa, follows VI.1

   5. Klasina Anthonis Rosa, b 16-12-1753, d Brakel 14-8-1829,

        m.  21-6-1778, Adriaan Hermse v.d. Meyden

   6. Maria Anthonis Rosa, b 9-5-1756

   7. Klaas Anthonis Rosa, b 15-10- 1758, d 3-5-1766

   8. Jan Anthonis Rosa, b 20-9-1761, d 16-1-1781

   9. doodgeboren, d 6-9-1764


VI.1  Govert Anthonis Rosa, b Andel 1-11-1750, son of Neeltje

   Verzijl and Anthonij Goverts Rosa, m. Maria van der Vliet


   1. Anthonie Roza, follows VII.1

   2. Neeltje Roza, b Andel in 1816, m. Andel 17-6-1843, Aart


   3. Willemina Bastiana Roza, follows VII.2


VII.1  Anthonie Roza, b Andel 28-4-1810, son of Maria van der Vliet

   and Govert Anthonis Rosa, m. Giessen 1-8-1849, Maaike Jacoba  Heijstek


   1. Jan van de Beek, b 28-11-1853


V.3  Cornelis Goverts Rosa, b Andel 24-5-1711, d Andel 21-5-1784,

   son of Lijsbeth Jans van Rijswijk and Govert Jans Rosa, banns / m. 

   Andel 14-4-1742, Andel 6-5-1742 Trijntje Sweers Bouman


   1. Govert Cornelis Rosa, b 18-11-1742

   2. Sweer Cornelis Rosa, follows VI.2

   3. Jan Cornelis Rosa, follows VI.3

   4. Jacob Cornelis Rosa, b August 1749, d 6-3-1790

   5. Peter Cornelis Rosa, b 3-10-1751, b Andel, d Andel 23-10-1820

   6. Maria Rosa, b Andel 20-1-1757, d Andel 30-12-1815,

       m.  in 1782, Anthonij Kieboom

   7. Govert Cornelis Rosa, follows VI.4


VI.2  Sweer Cornelis Rosa, b Andel 5-4-1744, d Andel 30-12-1803,

   son of Trijntje Sweer Bouman and Cornelis Goverts Rosa, banns /

    m.  Andel 8-5-1778, Andel 28-5-1778  Cornelia Cuup


   1. Trijntje Sweers Rosa, b Andel 27-1-1780, m. Gerrit Mathijsz  Verwijs

   2. Adriaantje Sweers Rosa, b Andel 10-6-1781, m. Anthonij Bastiaans  Straver

   3. Maria Sweers Rosa, b Andel 15-2-1784, m. Arent Arentse

   4. Corstiaan Roza, follows VII.3

   5. Cornelis Roza, follows VII.4

   6. Jan Sweers Rosa, b 16-10-1791, d 8-5-1794

   7. Johanna Roza, b Andel 17-7-1794, m. Andel 11-6-1817 Corstiaan Naaijen

   8. Lena Roza, b Andel 17-2-1799, m. Andel 11 oktober 1836 Giliam Smits

   9. Cornelia Sweers Rosa, b Andel 5-2-1804, d Andel 18-6-1842, m.

        Andel 24-12-1829 Antonie Smits


VII.3  Corstiaan Roza, b 25-6-1786, son of Cornelia Cuup and Sweer

   Cornelis Rosa, m. Andel 13-11-1812 Eeltje Kamerman


   1. Huibertje Roza, b Andel 17-12-1814

   2. Zweer Roza, b 12-12-1815, d 25-4-1817

   3. Johanna Roza, follows VIII.1

   4. Adriana Roza, follows VIII.2

   5. Zwerus Roza, b 22-4-1822, d 7-2-1825

   6. Jan Roza, b Andel 25-11-1823

   7. Zwerus Roza, b Andel 6-4-1826, d Andel 18-1-1828

   8. Willemina Roza, b Andel 23-12-1827

   9. Trijntje Roza, b Andel in 1831, m. Werkendam 9-9-1864 Adrianus van Drunen

   10. Aartje Roza, follows VIII.3


VII.4  Cornelis Roza, b 5-5-1789, son of Cornelia Cuup and Sweer

   Cornelis Rosa, m. Andel 4 -9-1811 Teuntje Naijen


   1. Zweer Roza, b Andel 23-11-1811, d Andel 13-2-1812

   2. Antonia Roza, b Andel 2-1-1813, m. Andel 23-9-1843 Cornelis van der Beek

   3. Zweer Roza, follows VIII.4

   4. Maria Roza, b Andel in 1817, m. Andel 10 -10-1840 Teunis Baks

   5. Cornelis Roza, b in 1819, m. de Werken 31-3-1849 Anna Arendze

   6. Corstiana Roza, b Andel 4-2-1820, m. Giessen 28 april 184, Hardenberg de Cloe

   7. Jan Roza, b Andel 25-8-1823

   7. Arie Roza, follows VIII.5

   8. Teunis Roza, follows VIII.6

   9. Adrianus Roza, b Andel 30-1-1832, d Andel 4-2-1832


VI.3  Jan Cornelis Rosa, b Andel 25-12-1746, son of Trijntje Sweer

   Bouman and Cornelis Goverts Rosa, banns / m. Andel 24-7-1778, Andel

   16-8-1778 Cornelia Anthonis de Raade


   1. Cornelis Roza, follows VII.5

   2. Anthonij Roza, follows VII.6


VII.5  Cornelis Roza, b 22-8-1779, d Andel 22-11-1831,

   son of Cornelia de Rade and Jan Cornelis Rosa, m. Andel 23-2-1814 Jacoba de Rade


   1. Jan Roza, follows VIII.7

   2. Maria Roza, follows VIII.8

   3. Cornelia Roza, b Andel 12-4-1819, m. (1) Giessen 1-8-1849 Jacob van Nieuwenhuizen,

         m.(2) Giessen 27-1-1865 Arij van Dijk

   4. Jacoba Roza, b Andel 25-8-1822, d Andel 5-10-1847

   5. Antonia Roza, b Veen 29-12-1824, m. Veen 25-4-1851 Gerrit Montfrooij

   6. Cornelis Roza, follows VIII.9

   7. Govert Roza, b Andel 7-4-1829, d Andel 18-6-1851


VII.6  Anthonij Roza, b 16-9-1781, d Andel 8-12-1831,

   son of Cornelia de Raade and Jan Cornelis Rosa, m. Andel 28-2-1812 Jannigje van Andel


   1. Jan Roza, b 10-7-1812, d 31-5-1817

   2. Teuntje Roza, b Andel in 1830, m. Andel 10-5-1850 Adriaan van Tilborg


VI.4  Govert Cornelis Rosa, b Andel 9-8-1761, d Andel 22-11-1831,

    son of Trijntje Sweer Bouman and Cornelis Goverts Rosa,

   banns  Andel 8-2-1793 Anneke van Andel


   1. Cornelis Goverts Rosa, follows VII.7

   2. Jan Goverts Rosa, b Andel 13-7-1794

   3. Trijntje Goverts Rosa, b 6-9-1795

   4. Jacob Roza, b Andel 17-10-1799, m. Andel 18-7-1834 Jannigje van Andel

   5. Johanna Goverts Rosa, b Andel 27-9-1801

   6. Judith Goverts Rosa, b Andel 6-4-1803, b Andel 10-4-1803, m. (1) Cornelis van Wijnen,

       m. (2) Wijk and Aalburg 17-2-1844 Daniel Vos

   7. Zweerus Goverts Rosa, b Andel 26-10-1806


VII.7  Cornelis Goverts Rosa, b Andel 13-6-1793, b 16-6-1793,

   son of Anneke van Andel and Govert Cornelis Rosa, m. (1) Brakel 26-3-1819

   Berbere de Vries, m. (2) Andel 16-6-1849 Aaltje van Zon

   children from marriage(1):

   1. Anneke, b 7-12-1819, after 1 day died

   2. Govert Roza, follows VIII.10

   3. Aaltje Roza, b Andel 8-10-1822

   4. Jan Roza, b Andel 27-7-1824

   5. Arie Roza, follows VIII.11

   6. Cornelis Roza(tweeling), b Andel 26-10-1829

   7. Anneke Roza(tweeling), b Andel 26-10-1829, m.Genderen etc. 6-3-1861 Gerben de Koning

   8. Jacob Roza, follows VIII.12

   9. Maria Roza, b Andel 13-6-1834, d Andel 29-6-1837

  10. Barbera Roza, b Andel 13-5-1836, d Andel 29-3-1837

  11. Zwerus Roza, b Andel 19-3-1837, d Andel 19-8-1839

  12. Maria Roza, b Andel 11-2-1839, d Andel 2-12-1839

   children from marriage (2):

  13. Geertrui Roza, b Andel 27-2-1850, d Andel 8-4-1850

  14. Zweer Roza, b Andel 11-10-1851

  15. Maria Roza, b Andel 18-11-1857, d Amsterdam 31-7-1924


V.4  Arien Goverts Rosa, b Andel 11-2-1714, d 25-9-1770,

   son of Lijsbeth van Rijswijk and Govert Jans Rosa,  m.  Andel 17-4-1737  Maria Jans van Ouwerkerk


   1. Johannis Ariens Rosa, b Andel 8-9-1737, d 4 -12-1748

   2. Lijsbeth Ariens Rosa, b Andel 14-6-1739, d Andel 17-8-1790,

      banns / m. Andel 28-4-1769, Andel 15-5-1769 Joost Willems van Haaften

   3. Govert Ariens Rosa, follows VI.5

   4. Fijke Ariens Rosa, b Andel 5-5-1743, banns / m. Poederoijen 10-10-1762,

      Poederoijen 31-10-1762, Gijsbert van Veen

   5. Arien Ariens Rosa, follows VI.6


VI.5  Govert Ariens Rosa, b Andel 1-3-1742, d Andel 11-8-1816,

    son of Maria Jans van Ouwerkerk and Arien Goverts Rosa, banns

    m. Andel 12-6-1772, Andel 5 -7-1772 Theuntje Huiberts van Andel


   1. Arien Goverts Rosa, follows VII.8

   2. Huibert Goverts Rosa, b 30-10-1774, d 8-12-1775

   3. Maria Goverts Rosa, b 1-9-1776

   4. Huibert Roza, b Andel 2-8-1778,  m.  Andel 30-6-1829 (nicht) Maria Roza

   5. Jan Goverts Rosa, follows VII.9

   6. Adrianus (Arij) Goverts Rosa, b 16-3-1783

   7. Anneke Goverts Rosa, b 1-8-1784, d 11-4-1787

   8. Adrianus (Arij) Goverts Rosa, follows VII.10

   9. Peter Goverts Rosa, b 25-5-1788


VII.8  Adrianus (Arij) Goverts Rosa, b Andel 25-6-1786, d Andel 21-8-1829,

   son of Theuntje Huibers van Andel and Govert Ariens Rosa, m. Maria Elisabeth Hartman


   1. Barent Ariens Rosa, b Andel 10 -4-1803, d Andel 21-10-1862

   2. Govert Ariens Rosa, b  3-3-1805

   3. Cornelis Ariens Rosa, b  8-2-1807

   4. Teuntje Ariens Rosa, b  21-2-1808

   5. Cornelis Ariens Rosa, b 12-8-1810, d 12-10-1821

   6. Jenneke Roza, b Andel 26-11-1812, m. Tiel 8-5-1841 Gerrit  de Hues

   7. Ary Roza, follows VIII.13

   8. Huibert, b Andel 17-5-1820, d 8-5-1821


VII.9  Jan Goverts Rosa, b Andel 17-12-1780, son of Theuntje Huiberts

   van Andel and Govert Ariens Rosa, m. Mereke Hak


   1. Anneke Roza, b Andel 6-5-1812, m. Andel 14-6-1834 Cornelis Verbeek

   2. Govert Roza, follows VIII.14

   3. Pieternella Roza, b 11-2-1814

   4. Teuntje Roza, b Andel 24-5-1815, m. Andel 11-8-1837 ZweerVerwijs

   4. Gijsbert Jans Rosa, follows VIII.15

   5. Pieternella Roza, b Andel 14-3-1819, m. Andel 30 -12-1837 Willem van Wijnen

   6. Huibert Roza, follows VIII.16

   7. Maria Jans Rosa, b Andel 29-4-1826, m. Veen 5-4-1850 Coenraad van Rijswijk

   8. Adriana Roza, b Andel in 1829, m. Andel 6-10-1849 Machiel van Wijnen


VII.10 Adrianus Roza, b Andel 23-6-1786, bp Andel 25-7-1786, d 24-5-1845, son of

   Theuntje Huiberts van Andel and Govert Ariens Rosa,  m. Leerdam 28-5-1820 Petronella Hartman


   1. Jan Roza, b Leerdam 18-5-1825, d Leerdam 6-12-1824

   2. Jan Roza, follows VIII.17

   3. Gordenia Roza, b 1-2-1828, m. (1) Cornelis Jan Rissema, m. (2) Leerdam 19-6-1858 Jan Bos van de Peppel

   4. Huibert Roza, b Leerdam 15-1-1831, d Leerdam 31-12-1833

   5. Arie Adrianus Roza, follows VIII.18

   6. Huibertus Marinus Roza, b Leerdam 9-5-1838, d Leerdam 11-10-1838


VI.6  Arien Ariens Rosa, b Andel 2-10-1746, d Andel 23-7-1827, son of Maria Jans van Ouwerkerk and Arien          Goverts Rosa banns / m. Andel 16-2-1788, Andel 6-3-1788 Johanna Janssen Naaijen


   1. Maria Roza, follows VII.11

   2. Jan Ariens Rosa, follows VII.12


VII.11 Maria Roza, b Andel 6-2-1788, b Andel 21-2-1788, d Andel 9-9-1834, dr. van Johanna Janssen Naaijen

  and Arien Ariens Rosa, m. Andel 30-6-1829 Huibert Roza


   Teuntje Roza, b Andel 28-10-1813, d Andel 1-6-1878, m. Andel 20-4-1841 Jan Kamerman


VII.12 Jan Ariens Rosa, kastelein, b Andel 16-12-1789, b Andel 13-12-1789, d Giessen 3-10-1828,

    son of Johanna Janssen Naaijen and Arien Ariens Rosa, m. Giessen 22-2-1821 Elizabeth Elshout


   1. Arie Roza, follows VIII.19

   2. Maria Rosa, b Giessen 26-11-1823, d Andel 26-3-1885, m. 10-3-1849 Peter Smits

   3. Johanna Elizabeth Rosa, b Giessen 9-9-1826, d op schip naar Z. Afrika 18-7-1862,

         m. Giessen 18-6-1846 Jan Heystek


III.2  Aert Goverts Rosa, d 26-6-1711, son of Ariaentje Jans and Govert Heymensz Rosa,

   banns Andel 9-6-1697 Pieternella Klaesse


   1. Lijsbeth Aerts Rosa, b Andel 23-3-1698, d Andel 19-11-1711

   2. Cornelis Aerts Rosa, b 9-10-1701, d 28-11-1701

   3. Geertruij Aerts Rosa, follows IV.3

   4. Adriaentje Aerts Rosa, b 17-9-1704, d 19-12-1705

   5. Gijsbert Aerts Rosa, follows IV.3

   6. Adriana Aerts Rosa, b 3-3-1709

   7. Leendert Aerts Rosa, d Andel 1-2-1757, banns / m. Andel 11-8-1743, Andel 5-9-1743 Janna Boeijen


IV.3 Geertruij Aerts Rosa, b Andel 3-9-1702, d Andel 5-1-1748, dau of  Pieternella Klaesse and

   Aert Goverts Rosa, m. Jan Stravers


   Geertjen Rosa, b Andel 25-12-1727


IV.4  Gijsbert Aerts Rosa, b Andel 27-2-1707, d Andel 30-3-1754, son of Pieternella Klaesse and Aert Goverts      Rosa, banns / m. 26-3-1745,  Andel 19-4-1745 Anthonetta Stevens van Vuuren


   1. Lijsbeth Gijsberts Rosa, b Andel 22-8-1745, m. Dordrecht 10-5-1778 Abraham Nunninkhoven

   2. Pieternel Gijsberts Rosa, b 8-1-1747

   3. Aert Gijsberts Rosa, follows V.5


V.5  Aert Gijsberts Rosa, b 7-1-1748, son of Anthonetta Stevens van Vuuren

   and Gijsbert Aerts Rosa, m. Ooltgensplaat 5-3-1780 Teuntje Kleinjan


   1. Anthonetta Rosa, b Ooltgensplaat 30-6-1780

   2. Geert(Gerrit) Rosa, follows VI.7

   3. Anthonetta Rosa , b Ooltgensplaat 19-7-1786

   4. Gijsbertus Rosa, follows VI.8

   5. Jannetje Rosa , follows VI.9

   6. Jan Rosa , b Ooltgensplaat 28-8-1795


VI.7 Geert(Gerrit) Rosa, b Ooltgensplaat 11-9-85, son of Aert Gijsberts Rosa and Teuntje Kleinjan,

    m. Ooltgensplaat 2-11-1809 Elisabeth Dirks Visscher


  1. Aart Rosa, b Ooltgensplaat 5-10-1811

VI. 8 Gijsbertus Rosa, b Ooltgensplaat 12-3-1790, d Ooltgensplaat 8-12-1832, son of

  Aert Gijsberts Rosa and Teuntje Kleinjan, m. Ooltgensplaat 30-4-1810 Maria van Veggelen


  1. Teuntie Roosa, b Ooltgensplaat xx-10-1813

  2. Adam Roosa, b Ooltgensplaat 16-9-1815, d Ooltgensplaat 6-2-1841

  3. Gerrit Roosa, b Ooltgensplaat 5-5-1816

  4. Aart Rosa, b Ooltgensplaat xx-10-1818, d Ooltgensplaat 16-10-1846

  5. Pietertje Rosa, b Ooltgensplaat 4-4-1823, d Ooltgensplaat 1-5-1833


VI.9 Jannetje Rosa, b Ooltgensplaat 15-8-1792, d Ooltgensplaat 27-1-1861, dau of

   Aert Gijsberts Rosa and Teuntje Kleinjan


  1. Jacob Rosa, b Ooltgensplaat 22-10-1814

  2. Gerrit Roosa, b Ooltgensplaat 12-5-1816


III.3  Anthonij Goverts Roosa, son of Ariaentje Jans and Govert Heijmans Rosa, m. Katharina van Diepenbeek

   (alias van Kasbeek).  Presumably Anthony moved from Andel to Den Haag. The baptise book of the Kloosterchurch shows the baptise of the children of Anthonij Rosa and Katharina van Diepenbeek (alias van Kasbeek). These children have the names Govert  Hijmans (14-05-1683) and  Anthonis (27-05-1688). Particularly the first names justifies the assumption that his father is Anthonij Goverts from Andel. Also Ook Johannes Govert  (1694-1764), who in 1720 married with Anna Catharina Kramers (Cramers) could possibly a son of Anthonij and Katharina.This is possibly an explanation for the following Ro(o)sa branch in The Hague, not be confused with the other Rosa’s in The Hague from the unrelated Sealand-Holland family of magistrates.


   1. Govert Hijmans Roosa, baptized  's-Gravenhage 14-5-1683

   2. Anthonis Roosa, follows IV.4

   3. Johannes Govert Roosa, follows IV.5


IV.4  Anthonis Roosa, baptized 's-Gravenhage 27-5-1688, son of  Katharina van Diepenbeek and Anthonij Goverts Rosa


   1. Johannes Antoni Roosa, follows V.6


V.6  Johannes Antoni Roosa, presumably. son of NN and Anthonis Roosa, m. Huybertina de Bus.  

    The father-son relationship has not been proved, but accepted on ground of resemblance in name. The      

    christening annotation of their son Antoni has been found in the DTB-book of the Groote Church at The Hague.


   1. Antoni Roosa, b 23-11-1791


IV.6 Johannes Govert Roosa, verm. son of  Katharina van Diepenbeek and Anthonij Goverts Rosa,

   m. 's-Gravenhage 14-4-1720, Anna Katharina Kramers

   The father-son relationship has not been proved, but has been based only on the resemblance in name.  The christenings of Theodorus and Elizabeth have been found in the DTB-book of the Groote Church at The Hague.  That of Susanna and Johanna have not been found yet. 


   1. Theodorus Roosa, follows V.7

   2. Elizabeth Roosa, baptized 's-Gravenhage 12-10-1727

   3. Susanna Rooza, b xx-xx-1740, d xx-xx-1803, m. 's-Gravenhage

      3-12-1769, Johannes Christiaan Welling

   4. Johanna Roosa, follows V.8


V.7  Theodorus Roosa, doop 's-Gravenhage 24 oktober 1725, son of Anna Catharina Kramers

   and Johannes Govert Roosa, m. Willemijntje Tili

   The christening of Maria has been found in the DTB-book of the Groote Kerk in The Hague.


   1. Maria Roosa, baptized 's-Gravenhage 4-12-1765, m. Coenraad Hasselman


V.8  Johanna Roosa, d 's-Gravenhage 07-03-1796, likely dau of Johannes Govert

   Roosa and Anna Katharina Kramers

   Not much is known about Johanna. Her father is unknown like the father of her son Ferdinand. The data about her descendents have been derived from the data on

van Gulik (zie Gens Nostra  no.52, 1997).


   1. Ferdinand Roosa, follows VI.7


VI..7  Ferdinand Roosa, b ‘s-Gravenhage, 12-2-1777, d ‘s-Gravenhage, 29-6-1855,

    son of Johanna Roosa and NN, m. (1) ‘s-Gravenhage, 10-5-1801, Wilhelmina van den

   Berg, m. (2) ‘s-Gravenhage, 30-8-1820, Johanna Mulder

   children from marriage(1):

   1. Johanna Maria Roosa, b ‘s-Gravenhage, 9-5-1801

   2. Johannes Christiaan Roosa, b‘s-Gravenhage, 16-3-1804

   3. Johanna Roosa, b‘s-Gravenhage, 16-3-1806

   4. Elisabeth Frederika Wilhelmina Roosa, b‘s-Gravenhage, 23-3-1808

   5. Maria Johanna Wilhelmina Roosa, b ‘s-Gravenhage, 4-6-1810

   6. WilhelminaRoosa, b ‘s-Gravenhage 29-9-1812, d ‘s-Gravenhage 14-4-1892,

        m. ‘s-Gravenhage 7-11-1841 Cornelis Gout

   children from marriage(2):

   7. Magdalena Roosa, b ‘s-Gravenhage, 8-9-1821

   8. Ferdinand Johannes Roosa, b ‘s-Gravenhage, 3-4-1824

   9. Johanna Elisabeth Roosa, b ‘s-Gravenhage, 15-3-1827

  10. Johannes Roosa, b ‘s-Gravenhage, 4-2-1830

  11. Johannes Roosa, b ‘s-Gravenhage, 14-2-1833

  12. Johannes Wilhelmus Roosa, b ‘s-Gravenhage, 18-03-1835, follows VII.13


II.3  Jan Heymensz Rosa, son of Eyke Jans Kuyst and Heymen Gijsbertsz


   1. Maria Jans Rosa,d Andel 24-5-1714,  m. Willem Ariens Naaijen

   2. Jacomijne Jans Rosa, d Andel 23-12-1720, m. Rijswijk 18-5-1664 Jan Bastiaans Crullardt

   3. Heymen Jans Rosa, d 13-6-1719, m. Giessen 15-2-1688 Maria Janse de Man

   4. Eyken Jans Rosa, m. Anthonie Ariens van Andel

   5. Judith Jans Rosa, m. Gorinchem 8-5-1661 Lambert de Rotarie






II.3 De Abraham-tak


I  Abraham Gijsbertz Roosa, waardsman (1618, 1632), buurmeester (1623, 1647), alderman Tuil (vanaf 1636),           bp Herwijnen, d in 1651, son of Maria Alerts Dircxsen and Gijsbert Goertzen , m. (1) Herwijnen xx-11-1612       Maijke Cornelisse van Weelt, m. (2) Jenneke Teunisse (wed. Kuyst)

   children uit huwelijk(1):

   1. Gijsbert Abrahamsz, no known descendants

   2. Mayke Abrahams, bc 1620,  m. Driel, Noel Bellingam, school master Frans and Duits in Driel

   3. Marike Abrahams Rosa,  m. Heijcoop  Dr. Langenholt

   4. Johan Abrahamsz Rosa, secretaris (1648-1679), alderman Tuil , church master, rentmeester,                                               bp Herwijnen, unmarried, d Herwijnen

   children from marrage(2):

   5. Aert Abrahamsz Rosa, follows II.1

   6. Govert (Geurt) Abrahamsz Rosa, follows II.2


II.1  Aert Abrahamsz Rosa, bp Herwijnen, son of Jenneke Teunisse  and Abraham Gijsbertsz Roosa, m.

   (1) Herwijnen 25-11-1656 Anneke Ariens de Jongh, m. (2) Herwijnen 31-7-1670 Cornelia Adriaans Brandt

   children uit huwelijk(1):

   1. Abraham Aertsz Rosa, follows III.1

   2. Jenneke Aerts Rosa, bp Herwijnen 29-4-1660, d Andel 9-1-1738,

       banns  Andel 4-5-1692 Gerrit Bastiaensen Hollander (widower of Geertruy Gijsberts)

   3. Aert Aertsz Rosa, follows III.2

   4. Maria Alerts Rosa, bp Herwijnen 4-5-1665, m. Herwijnen 29-4-1687 Wouter Nooteboom

   children from marriage(2):

   5. Gijsbert Aertsz Rosa, follows III.3


III.1  Abraham Aertsz Rosa, alderman Tuil (1716-1718, 1726) bp Herwijnen in 1657, d Herwijnen 12-5-1744,

   son of Anneke Ariens and Aert Abrahamsz Rosa, m. Herwijnen 18-4-1686 Lijntje Aarts van de Grient, widow of   

   Cornelis de Jongh


   1. Geurt Abrahamsz Rosa, bp Herwijnen 25-12-1686

   2. Engelke Abrahams Rosa, bp Herwijnen 15-1-1688

   3. Anneken Abrahams Rosa, bp Herwijnen 18-12-1689, d in 1694

   4. Aert Abrahamsz Rosa, bp Herwijnen 20-12-1691, d young

   5. Anneken Abrahams Rosa, b 1-4-1694, bp Herwijnen 6-4-1694, m. Herwijnen 4-5-1723

       Cornelis Peters van Diest, wagon maker

   6. Aert Abrahamsz Rosa, alderman Tuil (1732-1734), bp Herwijnen 29-5-1698, probably d unm


III.2  Aert Aertsz Rosa, bp Herwijnen 26-10-1662, son of Anneke Ariens de Jongh and Aert Abrahamsz Rosa,

    m. Rotterdam 21-5-1690 Jannetje Jans v.d. Haspel


   1. Jan Ariensz Roosa, d young

   2. Maria Ariens Roosa

   3. Jan Ariensz Roosa

   4. Annetje Ariens Roosa, b Rotterdam 18-11-1691

   5. Maria Ariens Roosa

   6. Annetje Ariens Roosa, b in 1695, m. 22-10-1730 Jan Cornelisz de Geus

   7. Fijtje Ariens Roosa, b in 1698, m. in 1739 Willem Arnoutsz Riethooven

   8. Maria (Marijtie) Ariens Roosa, b Rotterdam 5-4-1699, m. xx-11-1737 Aert Aertsz Weuijster

   9. Neeltje Ariens Roosa, b Rotterdam 2-10-1701, m. Rotterdam 21-5-1725 Frans Kap

  10. Cornelia Ariens Roosa, b Rotterdam  27-3-1705

  Opm.: In the Van Rijckhuijsen-manuscript (dl. II, pen. 117) only the first nine children are mentioned. There were precise data are mentioned, they are from the church books of Rotterdam.


III.3  Gijsbert Aertsz Rosa, b xx-7-1672, son of Cornelia Adriaans Brandt and Aert Abrahams Rosa,

    m. Herwijnen 18-3-1734 Geertruy Aerts Nout


   1. Aert Gijsbertsz Rosa, m. Herwijnen 6-12-1767 Marike Roijens


II.2  Govert (Geurt) Abrahamsz Rosa, b Herwijnen, son of Jenneke Teunisse and Abraham

   Gijsbertsz Roosa, m. Herwijnen 12-7-1668 Hendrikske Jans Brouwer


   1. Abraham Geurtsz Rosa, follows III.4

   2. Jenneke Geurts Rosa, b 26-4-1673, d 12-6-1729, banns Vuren 11-8-1795, m. Brakel Herman Theunisse      Smith j.m. from Vuren


III.4  Abraham Geurtsz Rosa, son of Govert (Geurt) Abrahamsz Rosa and

   Hendrikske Jans Brouwer, banns Vuren 29-10-1701, m. 20-11-1701 Otje Tielen j.d. from Opijnen


   1. Hendrikske Abrahams Rosa, b Vuren 13-8-1702, banns Vuren 1-6-1727 Willem Gijsbertsz van der Vliet j.m. from Vuren

   2. Neelke Abrahams Rosa, b 26-10-1704, banns Vuren 24-4-1734 Gijsbert van den Berg j.m. from Vuren

   3. Maria Abrahams Rosa, b Vuren 22-2-1708, banns Vuren 17-11-1730, m. Hellouw Jacob Aaldersz. Nout (j.m.)

   4. Geurt Abrahamsz Rosa, follows IV.1

   5. Teuntje Abrahams Rosa, b Vuren 30-11-1712, banns Vuren 19-4-1744 Cornelis van der Vliet j.m. from Vuren

   6. Mayke Abrahams Rosa, b Vuren 28-4-1715

   7. Willem Abrahamsz Rosa, b Vuren 23-8-1716

   8. Nieske Abrahams Rosa, b Vuren 25-12-1717


IV.1  Geurt Abrahamsz Rosa, b Vuren 2-2-1710, son of Otje Tielen and

   Abraham Geurtsz Rosa, banns Vuren 26-5-1739, m. Herwijnen 14-6-1739 Maria Schouwenburg


   1. Abraham Geurtsz Rosa, follows V.1

   2. Sandrijntje Geurts Rosa, b Vuren 17-11-1743

   3. Otje Geurts Rosa, b Vuren 19-1-1746, banns Vuren Dirk van Ringelenstein j.m. from Deil

   4. Hermke Geurts Rosa, b Vuren 13-11-1748 buried Vuren 16-7-1806

   5. Hermanus Geurtsz Rosa, b Vuren 14-3-1751

   6. Teunis Rosa, follows V.2


V.1  Abraham Geurtsz Rosa, b Vuren 27-10-1740, d 1-6-1828, son of Maria

   Schouwenburg and Geurt Abrahamsz Rosa, banns Vuren 29-3-1781, m. Vuren 15-4-1781 Caatje de Bruijn


   1. Geurt Rosa, b Vuren 18-2-1783, bp Vuren 23-2-1783, d Vuren 6-2-1842

   2. Dingena Rosa, b Vuren 18-4-1785, bp Vuren 24-4-1785, m. Dalem 9-11-1817 Jan Schouwenburg

   3. Jacob Rosa, follows VI.1

   4. Martinus Rosa, follows VI.2

   5. Maria Rosa, b Vuren 19-8-1791, b Vuren 21-8-1791, m. Dalem 4-12-1811 Peter den Adel

   6. Abraham Rosa, follows VI.3


VI.1  Jacob Rosa, farm hand, b Vuren 5-11-1787, d 30-1-1847, son of Caatje de Bruijn and Abraham Geurtsz Rosa,

    m. (1) Vuren 17-11-1821 Petertje van Wijk, m. (2) 15-31-1836 Jenneke van Tuyl

   children from marriage(1):

   1. Kaatje Roza, b Vuren 22-9-1822, m. Vuren 6-9-1851 Gerrit Ruis

   children from marriage(2):

   2. Abraham Roza, follows VII.1

   3. Azwerus Roza, follows VII.2

   4. Jan Roza, b xx-xx-1839

   5. Maria Adriana Roza, b 11-2-1840, d 14-6-1848

   6. Jacob, b Gameren 29-2-1842, d 28-11-1842


VI.2  Martinus Rosa, b Vuren 15-2-1789, b Vuren 22-2-1789, son of Caatje de Bruijn and

   Abraham Geurtsz Rosa, m. Dalem 2-9-1815 Geertrui van Willigenstein


   1. Kaatje Roza, b 17-10-1816, d 5-1-1818

   2. Arie Roza, b 8-10-1818

   3. Kaatje Roza, b 1-1-1823

   4. Abraham Roza, follows VII.3


VI.3  Abraham Rosa, agricultural worker, b Vuren 7-10-1794, bp Vuren 23-10-1794, son of Caatje de Bruin

   and  Abraham Geurtsz Rosa, m. Vuren 9-4-1825 Jantje van Herp


   1. Aaltje

   2. Abraham Roza, follows VII.4

   3. Gerrit Roza, b Vuren 5-9-1828

   4. Catharina Roza, b Vuren 22-12-1830, m. Vuren 7-5-1853 Lambertus Pelliekaan

   5. Hermen, b Vuren 4-2-1835

   6. Adriana, b Vuren 3-2-1837


V.2  Teunis Rosa, b Vuren  4-7-1756, son of Maria Schouwenburg and Geurt Abrahamsz Rosa,

   banns Vuren 5-4-1784 Neeltje Smits, m. xx-xx-1791 Metje van Diejen

   children from marriage(1):

   1. Geurt Rosa, b Vuren 10-11-1784, bp Vuren 14-11-1784

   2. Jan Rosa, b Vuren 5-11-1785, bp Vuren 13-11-1785

   children from marriage (2):

   3. Neeltje Rosa, b Vuren 12-3-1791, bp Vuren 13-3-1791

   4. Geurt Rosa, b Vuren 3-10-1792, bp Vuren 7-10-1792

   5. Anneke Rosa, b Vuren 19-10-1793, bp Vuren 27-10-1793

   6. Maria Rosa, b Vuren 31-8-1795, bp Vuren 6-9-1795

   7. Cornelis Rosa, follows VI.4

   8. Geurt Rosa, follows VI.5

   9. Anna Maria Rosa, b Vuren 31-7-1804, bp Vuren 5-8-1804

  10. Jan Rosa, follows VI.6

  11. Teunis Rosa, follows VI.7


VI.4  Cornelis Rosa, agricultural worker, b Vuren 29-11-1798, bp Vuren  9-12-1798, son of Metje van Diejen and

   Teunis Rosa, m. Vuren 1-4-1824 Pietertje Slijkoord


   1. Gerrit Roza, b Vuren 11-2-1825, d Vuren 2-4-1898

   2. Maarten Roza, b Vuren 25-10-1826, d Vuren 10-7-1827

   3. Maarten Roza, follows VII.5

   4. Aard Roza, follows VII.6

   5. Teuntje Roza, b Vuren 3-9-1832, d Vuren 5-4-1833

   6. Teunis Roza, follows VII.7

   7. Dirk Roza, follows VII.8

   8. Jan Roza, b Vuren 1-2-1839, d Vuren 6-4-1926

   9. Neelke Roza, b Vuren 22-2-1840, d Vuren 28-5-1929, m. Vuren 23-11-1865 Maarten den Adel

 10. Peter Roza, b Vuren 31-1-1842, d Vuren 24-4-1842


VI.5  Geurt Rosa, agricultural worker, b Vuren 23-1-1802, bp Vuren 7-2-1802, d Vuren 3-6-1882, son of

   Metje van Diejen and Teunis Rosa,  m. (1) Vuren 24-3-1829 Dirkje Slijkoord, m. (2) 24-3-1842 Areke van Hees

   children from marriage(1):

   1. Metje, b 13-9-1829, d 31-10-1829

   2. Teunis Roza, follows VII.9

   3. Antje Roza, b Vuren 28-5-1832, d Vuren 22-1-1842

   3. Gerrit Roza, b Vuren 6-10-1833, d Vuren 3-5-1921

   4. Maarten Roza, b Vuren 5-2-1835, d Vuren 16-11-1836

   children from marriage(2):

   5. Antje Metje Roza, b Vuren 12-8-1842, d Vuren 28-6-1844

   6. Hendrika Gijsbertje Roza, b Vuren 17-1-1844, d Vuren 6-6-1913, m. Vuren 22-7-1886 Abraham van der     Vliet

   7. Maarten Roza, follows VII.10

   8. Adrianus Roza, b Vuren 19-2-1847, d Vuren 22-10-1847

   9. Adrianus Roza, follows VII.11

  10. Anneke Metje Roza, b Vuren 4-6-1849,  m.  Beesd 29-12-1887 Nikolaas Jan Waaldijk

  11. Jan Roza, b Vuren 23-4-1852, d Vuren 20-8-1852

  12. Ditje Roza, b Vuren 30-11-1854, d Amsterdam 15-4-1936, m. Vuren 26-5-1882 Huibert van Oort

  13. Jantje Gijsberta Roza, b Vuren 7-10-1855, d Vuren 21-8-1857

  14. Johanna Gijsbertha Roza, b Vuren 11-9-1859, d Vuren 7-12-1859


VI.6  Jan Rosa, agricultural worker, b Vuren 31-10-1806, b 19-11-1806, son of Metje van Diejen and Teunis Rosa,

    m. Vuren 6-6-1834 Willemke van Weelden


   1. Metje Roza, servant, b Haaften in 1834, m. Vuren 25-5-1860 Arie de  Groot

   2. Baldes Roza, b Vuren 22-9-1837

   3. Teuntje Roza, b Vuren 10-10-1838, d Vuren  3-12-1849

   4. Baldes Roza, b Vuren 18-12-1842, d Vuren 3-2-1843

   5. Baldes Roza, follows VII.12

   6. Neeltje Roza, b Vuren 17-9-1849, d Vuren 13-11-1849

   7. Teunis Roza, b Vuren 19-12-1850, d Vuren 31-10-1926

   8. Huibert Roza, b Vuren 8-3-1854, d Vuren 2-9-1859


VI.7  Teunis Rosa, landarbeider, b Vuren 2-7-1809,  bp Vuren 16-7-1809, son of Metje van Diejen and

   Teunis Rosa, m. Vuren 10-6-1837 Willemken van Berg


   1. Metje, b Vuren 16-11-1837, d Vuren 28-2-1838

Lijst van voetnoten


1. 1977, van Gorcum, Assen/Amsterdam.

2. W.M.C. Regt: Genealogie der Familie Fagel, ‘s-Gravenhage, CBG, 1906, p.9. In dit boekje wordt geen bron hiervoor vermeld.

3. Oud Rechterlijk Archief  van de Hoge Bank van Tuil (HBT), dingsignaat 1636.

4. J.H.Cock: dossier Rosa, CBG..

5. Nieuw Nederlands Biografisch Woordenboek, Sijthoff, Leiden 1927, deel VII, p.1065-1066.

6. Oud Notarieel Archief Rotterdam dd. 28-4-1655.

7. zie: Enny de Bruijn: “Genealogie in Herwijnen, de geschiedenis van een handschrift”, Gens Nostra 1998, p. 23-60 and Leids Jaarboekje 10: “De Leidse stadsboden and hun ambtsbroeder Gijsbert van Rijckhuijsen”.

8. Collins: “The Roosa Family of Ulster and Dutchess Counties, New York”, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (NYG&BR) vol. 31, July 1900, p.163.

     Louis P. de Boer: “Roosa Family Notes”, NYGR&BR vol.58, Apr. 1927, p.149.

     Lila James Roney: “Roosa Notes, Aldert Heymansen Roosa and the Indentity of His Wife, Weyntje Ari­ens, who settled in Esopus, in 1660”, NYG&BR vol.69, Oct. 1938, p.307-313.

    Dirk P. De Young: “Notes on the Roosa-de Jongh Families”, NYG&BR vol. 70, Jan. 1939, p. 33-35.

9. [Maa]: R.H.C. van Maanen: “Bestuurders and dienaren binnen de Heerlijkheid Herwijnen (1616) 1700- 1800 (1809)”, Stukken and Brokken III, NGV afd. Betuwe, sept. 2000, p. 28-38.

10. [Alph]: Ds. Evert van Alphen: “Het geslacht Rosa, Andel-Herwijnen-(Amerika U.S.A.)”, Gens Nostra 1965, p.22-25.

11. [San] : Piet Sanders: “Genealogie Roosa of Rosa te Andel”, Genealogisch Tijdschrift voor Midden- and West-Brabant (GTMWB), 5e jaargang 1981, p. 94ev.

12. [Tref]: E.W. Treffers: “Geslacht Boom der familie Roosa uit 1738”, Gens Nostra 1982, p.330-342.

13. Uit de rapporten van drs. P. Nouwt (bilaterale communicatie met de auteur).

14. DTB-boek Herwijnen.

15. Stadsarchief Leiden, [Rijck]: Van Rijckhuijsen-manuscript, deel II p.27.

16. [Bijl]: A. Bijl: “Over heren, weiden and kastelen”, Kon. Bibliotheek Den Haag, 1992, ISBN 90-800831- 1-9, p. 37.

17. HBT no.1246, fol.64.

18. [Rijck]: dl. III.

        19. [San]: RAU (Rijks Archief Utrecht): Archief van het kapittel van Oud Munster, inv. nr. 754.

        20.  Streekarchied (SA) land van Heusden and Altena, Rechterlijk Archief (RA) Woudrichem, 463.

        21.  RAU, Oud Munster, 763.

           22.  SA Heusden and Altena, RA Woudrichem, 53.

           23. RAU, Oud Munster, 755-1.

           24. RAU, Oud Munster, 755-2,  ao 1637.

           25. [Alph]: RAU, Oud Munster, inv. nr. 755,  ao 1654, 1656, 1658.

           26.  SA Heusden and Altena, RA Woudrichem, inv. nr. 53.

           27.  SA Heusden and Altena, lidmatenregister NH kerk Andel.

           28. [Alph]: RAU, Oud Munster, 755, ao 1656.

           29. SA Heusden and Altena, RA Heusden,  inv. nr 494, fol.65.

           30. SA Heusden and Altena, RA Heusden fol.85v.

           31.[Alph]: HBT, verso 139 C.Boek 180.  Opm.: De inventaris van HBT was ten tijde dat het artikel van Van Alphen

             verscheen anders ingedeeld dan tegenwoordig.

           32. HBT, no. 1246 (boek 180), fol. 139vso.

           33. De waardsman of molenmeester was belast met het toezicht op de watermolens and de inning van het “molengeld”

              34. Rijksarchief Arnhem, Archief Huizen Waardenburg and Nerijnen, inv. nr.603.

           35. [Maa]:  p. 36.

        36. [Alph]: HBT, boek 186, ao. 1647.

        37. [Alph]: HBT, boek 189, fol. 85.

        38. [Alph]: SA Heusden and Altena, RA inv. nr. 7, ao. 1675.

        39. [Rijck]: dl II, p.124.

40. [Alph]: Boek 11, HBT, ao. 1642.

41. [Rijck].

        42. verlijt = beleend op een erfgenaam.

        43.  22: 8: 0 = 22 gulden, 8 stuivers, 0 cent.

        44. “met ledige hand”: bij het vernieuwen van de leenovereenkomst, die plaatsvindt bij overlijden van de leenheer of bij de             vererving van een erfleen op een nieuwe leenman behoeven niet opnieuw hofrechten te worden betaald.

45. [Bijl]: p.58.

46. [Rijck]: I/2, p.5.

47. [Rijck].

48. [Rijck]: dl. II, p.30.

49. DTB-boek Herwijnen: in 1687 and 1690 worden children gedoopt van Gerrit Verploegh and zijn vrouw Lijsbet Falcken.

50. [Rijck]: dl.II, p.25.

51. Men kende het woord familie niet: met “vrienden” wordt “naaste familie” bedoeld.

              52. [Bijl]: p.44; zie ook F. van Mieris, “Groot charterboek der graaven van Holland, van Zeeland, and heeren van Vriesland”, 1755, Leyden, van Eck, dd.14-2-1417.

        53. [Dek]: Dr. A.W.E. Dek: “De adellijke geslachten Van Culemborg and Van Vianen stammende uit de heren van Bosinchem  alsmede de uit de Van Culemborgs spruitende heren van Boxmeer”, Ned.Leeuw 1975, p.84-116 and “Bijdrage tot de genealogie van het geslacht van Arkel”, Ned. Leeuw 1966, kol.273-290 and 301-327.

       54. Mr. A.P. van Schilfgaarde: “Familie-aanteekeningen van Walraven van Arkel”, Ned. Leeuw 1942, kol.157-159.

       55. [Dek]:  Ned.Leeuw 1975, p.84-116.

       56. [Rhe]: Jhr. Dr. Th van Rheyneck Leyssius: Het nageslacht van Hr. Willem van Striene and zijne tweede echtgenoote Ver         Mathilde”, Ned. Leeuw 1937, kol.440-44256.

       57. M. Balen, “Beschrijvinge der stad Dordrecht”, 1677, Dordrecht, Onder De Linde, p. 71.

        58. H.J. Werner, “Kwartierstaat Werner, Ons Voorgeslacht, 1973, p.45 e.v.

        59. P.G.F. Vermast, “De Heeren van Goye”, Ned. Leeuw 1950,kol.207 etc.

        60.  C.Hoek: De leenkamers van de heren van Wassenaer”, Ons Voorgeslacht, 1978, p.62 and p.68.

        61. Een samenvattend overzicht van het veertiende eeuws geslacht Van Rosendael is beschreven in: E. Roza, “Ridder Jan van          Rosendael and zijn naamgenoten”, Ned. Leeuw 2004, kol.112-132.

        62. [Tref]: p.331. Zie ook {Rijck]: dl.I/2, p.52.

        63. C. Gijsbert Hodenpijl: “Afkomst der familien Groenewegen and Rosendael otleend aan een oud handschrift”, Ned. Leeuw            1894, kol. 30-31.




[1]         1977, van Gorcum, Assen/Amsterdam

[2]         W.M.C. Regt: Genealogie der Familie Fagel, ‘s-Gravenhage, CBG, 1906, p.9. In this booklet no source is mentioned for this.

[3]         Oud Rechterlijk Archief  van de Hoge Bank van Tuil (HBT), dingsignaat 1636.

[4]         J.H.Cock: dossier Rosa, CBG.

[5]         Nieuw Nederlands Biografisch Woordenboek, Sijthoff, Leiden 1927, deel VII, p.1065-1066.

[6]         Oud Notarieel Archief Rotterdam dd. 28-4-1655.

[7]         zie: Enny de Bruijn: “Genealogie in Herwijnen, de geschiedenis van een handschrift”, Gens Nostra 1998, p. 23-60 and Leids Jaarboekje 10: “De Leidse stadsboden and hun ambtsbroeder Gijsbert van Rijckhuijsen”.

[8]         Collins: “The Roosa Family of Ulster and Dutchess Counties, New York”, The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record (NYG&BR) vol. 31, July 1900, p.163.

[9]         [Maa]: R.H.C. van Maanen: “Bestuurders and dienaren binnen de Heerlijkheid Herwijnen (1616) 1700- 1800 (1809)”, Stukken and Brokken III, NGV afd. Betuwe, sept. 2000, p. 28-38.

[10]       [Alph]: Ds. Evert van Alphen: “Het geslacht Rosa, Andel-Herwijnen-(Amerika U.S.A.)”, Gens Nostra 1965, p.22-25.

[11]       [San] : Piet Sanders: “Genealogie Roosa of Rosa te Andel”, Genealogisch Tijdschrift voor Midden- and West-Brabant (GTMWB), 5e jaargang 1981, p. 94ev.

[12]       [Tref]: E.W. Treffers: “Geslacht Boom der familie Roosa uit 1738”, Gens Nostra 1982, p.330-342.

[13]       From the reports of Dr. P. Nouwt (bilateral communication with the author).

[14]       DTB-boek Herwijnen.

[15]       Stadsarchief Leiden, [Rijck]: Van Rijckhuijsen-manuscript, deel II p.27

[16]       [Bijl]: A. Bijl: “Over heren, weiden and kastelen”, Kon. Bibliotheek Den Haag, 1992, ISBN 90-800831-1- 9, p. 37.

[17]       HBT no.1246, fol.64.

[18]       [Rijck]: dl. III.

[19]       [San]: RAU (Rijks Archief Utrecht): Archief van het kapittel van Oud Munster, inv. nr. 754.

[20]       Streekarchied (SA) land van Heusden and Altena, Rechterlijk Archief (RA) Woudrichem, 463.

[21]       RAU, Oud Munster, 763.

[22]       SA Heusden and Altena, RA Woudrichem, 53.

[23]       RAU, Oud Munster, 755-1.

[24]       RAU, Oud Munster, 755-2,  ao 1637.

[25]       [Alph]: RAU, Oud Munster, inv. nr. 755,  ao 1654, 1656, 1658.

[26]       SA Heusden and Altena, RA Woudrichem, inv. nr. 53.

[27]       SA Heusden and Altena, lidmatenregister NH kerk Andel.

[28]       [Alph]: RAU, Oud Munster, 755, ao 1656.

[29]       SA Heusden and Altena, RA Heusden,  inv. nr 494, fol.65.

[30]       SA Heusden and Altena, RA Heusden fol.85v.

[31]       [Alph]: HBT, verso 139 C.Boek 180. Opm.: At the time that Van Alphen’s article appeared, the HBT inventory was differently organized if compared with today.

[32]       HBT, no. 1246 (boek 180), fol. 139vso.

[33]       The waardsman or mill master was entrusted with the supervision on the water mills and the collection of the “mill money”.

[34]       Rijksarchief Arnhem, Archief Huizen Waardenburg and Nerijnen, inv. nr.603.

[35]       [Maa]:  p. 36.

[36]       [Alph]: HBT, boek 186, ao. 1647.

[37]       [Alph]: HBT, boek 189, fol. 85.

[38]       [Alph]: Sa Heusden and Altena, RA inv. nr. 7, ao 1675.

[39]       [Rijck]: dl II, p.124.

[40]       [Alph]: Boek 11, HBT, ao. 1642.

[41]       [Rijck]

[42]       verlijt =  feodal transfer to an heir

[43]       22: 8: 0 = 22 guilders, 8 stuivers, 0 cent.

[44]       “with empty hand”:  at the death of a  feodal lord at the renewal of a feodal arrangements no new taxes had to be  paid to his successor.

[45]       [Bijl]: p.58.

[46]       [Rijck]: I/2, p.5.

[47]       [Rijck].

[48]       [Rijck]: dl. II, p.30.

[49]       DTB-book Herwijnen: in 1687 and 1690 children of Gerrit Verploegh and his wife Lijsbet Falcken are baptized.

[50]       [Rijck]: dl.II, p.25.

[51]       One knew not the word family: with "friends", "nearest family" is meant.

[52]       [Bij]: p.44; zie ook F. van Mieris, “Groot charterboek der graaven van Holland, van Zeeland, and heeren van Vriesland”, 1755, Leyden, van Eck, dd.14-2-1417.

[53]       [Dek]: Dr. A.W.E. Dek: “De adellijke geslachten Van Culemborg and Van Vianen stammende uit de heren van Bosinchem als­mede de uit de Van Culemborg’s spruitende heren van Boxmeer”, Ned.Leeuw 1975, p.84-116 and “Bijdrage tot de genealogie van het geslacht van Arkel”, Ned. Leeuw 1966, kol.273-290 and 301-327.

[54]       Mr. A.P. van Schilfgaarde: “Familie-aanteekeningen van Walraven van Arkel”, Ned. Leeuw 1942, kol.157-159.

[55]       [Dek]: , Ned.Leeuw 1975, p.84-116.

[56]       [Rhe]: Jhr. Dr. Th van Rheyneck Leyssius: Het nageslacht van Hr. Willem van Striene and zijne tweede echtgenoote Ver Mathilde”, Ned. Leeuw 1937, kol.440-442.

[57]       M. Balen, “Beschrijvinge der stad Dordrecht”, 1677, Dordrecht, Onder De Linde, p. 71.

[58]       H.J. Werner, “Kwartierstaat Werner, Ons Voorgeslacht, 1973, p.45 e.v.

[59]       P.G.F. Vermast, “De Heeren van Goye”, Ned. Leeuw 1950, kol.207 etc.

[60]       C.Hoek: De leenkamers van de heren van Wassenaer”, Ons Voorgeslacht, 1978, p.62 and p.68.

[61]       Een samenvattend overzicht van het veertiende eeuws geslacht Van Rosendael is beschreven in: E. Roza, “Ridder Jan van Rosendael and zijn naamgenoten”,  Ned. Leeuw 2004, kol. 112-132.

[62]       [Tref]: p.331. Zie ook {Rijck]: dl.I/2, p.52.

[63]       C. Gijsbert Hodenpijl: “Afkomst der familien Groenewegen en Rosendael ontleend aan een oud hand­schrift”, Ned. Leeuw 1894, kol. 30-31.

[64]       E. Roza, “De Ro(o)sa’s van Herwijnen”, Valkenswaard 2004, ISBN 90-9017914-3.