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Aert van der Neer - Winterlandschap

The Earliest Kolffs

Results of the research by A. Bijl Mz., as reported in De oudste generaties van het geslacht Kolff [..] (z.p. 1976), on the earliest generations of the Kolffs, appear to be not completely correct. At the moment the association is investigating whether corrections in the genealogy are necessary (see also the Almkerk Kolffs, below). As long as this research continues and the results are not known the genealogy at this site remains unchanged and as reported by A. Bijl Mz. just as how they are included in the Nederland's Patriciaat 78 (1994).

Image: Aert van der Neer - Winter landscape with skaters and kolf players - approx. 1642 (likely in the surroundings of Gorinchem)

Almkerk Kolffs

There are more Kolffs in the Netherlands than those mentioned at this site. They are the - as we describe them within the Family Association - 'Almkerk' Kolffs. For many years we had the idea that there were no links between the 'Almkerk' Kolffs and those that have Peter Hendric Colve (born on or around 1370 at Oisterwijk) as their patriarch. Recent research shows that there is probably a link. This is something we would like to investigate.

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Georgius Justinus Kolff, Bailiff of Spijk

At the time when Georgius Justinus Kolff (A XIIa) was the Bailiff of Spijk François Cornelis van Aerssen (1725-1793) and his wife Everdina Petronella gravin van Hogendorp (1730-1794) were Lord and Lady of Spijk. The witnessed the baptization of his daughter Everdina Cornelia Kolff at Spijk on 8 March 1778. It must not have been a coincidence that Georgius Justinus Kolff turned up in 1790 at Essequibo (Suriname, Dutch later British Guyana), since François Cornelis van Aerssen also was a gouvernor of the West-Indische Compagnie (West India Company).

More on George Justinus was found - recently (July 2009) - by the webmaster on internet. This is information regarding the Genealogy: that of George Justinus and of his 2nd wife Marie Brunel and their daughters at Essequibo and Demerary in Guyana. The webmaster (and the archivist) will do more research on these new details).

The family of Maria van Heteren, wife of Wolter Kolff
Searching the registers of baptization and marriages of Nijmegen the closer relatives of Maria van Heteren (VIII) were mapped out. It appeared that she was a cousin of the influential Pontiaen Singendonck, who married in 1601 with Beliken van Heteren. Almost without any interruption during 1619-1645 Maria's uncle was mayor of Nijmegen.

See also: De Drie Colven.