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

Bagijnhof 31

Maarten Pieters Hogenhouck (1651-1720) bought it from Cornelis van der Dussen, oldest son of Michiel Cornelis (1600-1681) (portrait by van Vliet) of the Catholic van Dussens. Michiel owned over a dozen properties in this part of town, including what was or became a “hidden” RC church on Bagijnhof. No sale letter for George D'Acquet, husband of Anna Hogenhoek (Pieter Abrahams' daughter) and Maarten's cousin.

Beestenmarkt 26

Abraham Maertens Hogenhouck (1580-1641) and Thonis Jans van Neck, tobacco merchant, paid the 1632 - 1654 Verponding 328r3

Beestenmarkt 8

Grandfather Jacob Sebastians van den Berch (-1615)

Boterbrug 4

Maerten Abrahams Hogenhoeck (1617-1673) and Abraham Hogenhouck, not sure which Abraham (father or son of Maarten), paid the 1632-1654 verponding 490r4. He bequeathed it to his son Arent Maertens Hogenhouck (1654-1719) scheiding odh 1674 04/11. (Arent died out of the house on the Koornmarkt.)

Brabantse Turfmarkt

Abraham Maertens Hogenhouck (1649-1708). This property looks like a storage area at the end of the alley running along the south side of Brabantse Turfmarkt 43.

Brabantse Turfmarkt 43

Abraham Maertens Hogenhouck (1580-1641) and his son Maerten Abrahams Hogenhouck (1617-1673) paid the 1632-1654 verponding 338r2. The property has the same buy and sales letter as D0601 now Koornmarkt 20; noted in the margin: “hoort aan de brouwerije de Eenhoorn” - belonging to the brewery the Eenhoorn, which must have been D601. The backs of the two properties are very close to each other.

Brabantse Turfmarkt 71

The main residence of Huijch Thonis Leeuwenhoek (-1669), who paid the 1620-1632 verponding 279v4, 280r2, 280r4 and the 1632-1654 verponding 301r3, 301r4, 301v1. He gave it along with the little house in the gate to Geertruij (1628 - 1684) and Grietjen (1637 - 1702) (4s176,) who gave it to Maerten (1631 - 1694) (4t224,) who gave it to his daughter Maria (1656 - 1717) (scheiding of 1701 11/16 notary Adriaen Leeuwenhoeck) and her husband Jan den Appel (1657 - 1696)

Brabantse Turfmarkt 76-78

Jan Jacobs in ’t Ossenhooft (Hogenhouck) owned it from 1563 until his death. His widow Annitgen Jans (-1601) owned it for a few years until she died and her heirs sold it for 5,400 gl to Abraham van Goorle. Jan Jacobs paid the 100e penning 1578 and the Haardstedengeld 1600. See Achter de Gevels.

Buitenwatersloot 121

Pieter Maartens Leeuwenhoek's (1693-1750) grandmother Adriaentgen Cornelis van Spaendonck (1628-1688) lived with Pieter's great great-grandfather Gerrit Adriaans van der Made (whose father was on the Veertigraad in 1566) on the Buitenwatersloot. Gerrit Ariens sold it to Adriaen Gerrits Middelburch, who bequeathed it to Pieter Gillis Corput, who sold it to Johannes Everts and Claes Gerrits van den Berch (same sale letter). Next, it went to Corstiaen van der Hoeve (in the sale letter seller was not Claes Gerrits van den Berch) then Jan van Til, who sold it back into the family to Pieter Leeuwenhoek. Historisch GIS indicates that Pieter Poot had it well before 1740, but the Burg geneology has Anthonij Pieters Leeuwenhoek living here in 1768; he may have rented it.

Buitenwatersloot 208 and 214

Uncle Johan Jacobs van den Berch, no dates, married in 1633.