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

the de Molijn family

Choorstraat 26

Arnold van den Heuvel (1637-1683), brassworker, married Antony's niece Margrieta Jans de Molijn (1647-) on 1674 03/28; Arnold paid the 1632-1654 verponding 115r4, so they probably lived there. The property, a few houses west on Choorstraat of where she grew up, went to their daughters Agneta and Elisabet van den Heuvel under a scheiding of 1699 05/06 notary Jan Boogert, then to Gorius van Blijvenburch, husband of Elisabet van den Heuvel. Did Margrieta die in 1699? no record in Delft DTB.

Choorstraat 33

Jan Jacobs de Molijn (1618-1691), the painter, Antony's brother-in-law, bought this property in ____, source: 1585-1648 huizenprotocol OAD inv. 731 fol. 140v2 sale letter 3W138v. He also paid the 1632-1654 verponding 111v3 and must have lived here with Antony's sister. Their son Antonij Jans de Molijn, the doctor, grew up here and later moved in next door.

Choorstraat 35

Anthonij Jans de Molijn (1656-1729), Antony's nephew the doctor, moved back to the street where he grew up.

Choorstraat 38

Jacob Jans de Molijn (-1649) was living on Choorstraat when he married for first time in 1624 to Maritgen Cornelis van der Vos. When he paid the 1585-1648 huizenprotocol OAD inv. 731 fol. 150R1a he was “deurwaarder”. He sold it to his son Jan Jacobs Molijn 2m284, and both paid the verpondings 112r1 and 116r2. Then it went to Jan Jacob's daughter Geertruijd Jans Molijn via deed (“akte”) on 1692 01/13 notary Wybrant van der Kost.


Brother-in-law Jan Jacobs de Molijn (-1691) owned it.

Verwersdijk 52 B

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

Voldersgracht 4

Anthonij Jans de Molijn (1656-1729), Antony's nephew the doctor, lived here from 1685 to 1688.

On 1688 11/08, he sold it to Ridder for 2,125 gl / 1,400 gl (ORA inv. 215 fol. 5d319)

House name 't Hart. See Achter de Gevels.

Voldersgracht 8

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

Voorstraat 8

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

(two nodes for Margareta?)