Person:Pieter Cornelisz Bonteman (1)

Pieter Cornelisz. Bonteman
  1. Pieter Cornelisz. Bonteman1530 -
  2. Willem Cornelisz. Bonteman
  1. Amerens Pietersdr. BontemanAbt 1558 - 1587
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Name Pieter Cornelisz. Bonteman
Alt Name Pieter Cornelis Bonteman
Gender Male
Birth? 1530 Sint Annaparochie, Het Bildt, Friesland, Netherlands
Marriage to Ludewey Cuyck

1574/1575 Farmer on the “Luurke polle” of “Alouette” South West of Sint Annaparochie, in 1865 the land was sold in pieces and the farmhouse dismantled.

Declaration of roots

Just before the months (aug/okt 1566), when the population started revoking the Catholic traditions, 3 rich farmers Klaas Bartouts, Pieter Cornelis Bonteman en Willem Stevens, traveled from Het Bildt in Friesland to Holland, where there parents were born and relatives still lived and owned land.

These 3 cousins, deemed it necessary to have some official recognizion of their roots. On 08 Jun 1566 they received a declaration from the "Schout van Sassenheim", declaring their descent and giving a description of the family crest, which is also visible on a church window in Leiden.

This same crest was being used since 1557 by many descendants of the 3 cousins.

Their common ancestor was Steven Huijgens, who has been regarded to be the "founding father" of the original inhabitants of this region "het Bildt" for a long time.