Hello. I'm an American hoping to get some help on my genealogy. I''m quite possibly a direct paternal descendant of Henrik van Oostrum who came to New Netherlands around 1650. I've traced this branch back to the van Schadewijk/Schayck family in origin. I see some familiar names in this script such as daem van scadewijk and snoy williams. There is also a gheryt van scadewijk in there but I'm having trouble with some of the script. If there is anyone who could help with that I would greatly appreciate it. Regards.
Allen den ghenen die desen brief sellen zien of horen lesen, doe ic Daem van Scadewijc cond ende kenlic
dat ic ghehuert hebbe jeghens den lantcommenduer ende den ghemenen convente van den duytschen
huse t'Utrecht een bouwinge ghelegen te Houten die Snoy Willams soen van hem in huer-
waren plach te hebben ende hout an veel stucken elftenhalven merghen lands, luttel min of
meer, zestien jaer lanc, elx jaers om elve ende vranorrixe? scilde goet van goude ende zwaer-
van gewicht of payment daer voer daer men die oude scilde om copen macht t'Utrecht in der
wissel ende om vierthien hoenre, die een helft mit den hoenren te betalen op den Korssavont
ende die ander helft op den Paeschavondt of binnen vierthien daghen na elken termijn ombegre-
pen. In kennissen der waerheyt, want ic selve ghenen zeghel en hebbe, soe hebbe ic ghebeden
Gheryt van Scadewijc dat hij desen biref over mij wille bezeghelen, ende ic Gheryt voirsz. hebbe om
bede wille Daems voirghenoemt desen brief bezeghelt met minen zeghele. Ghegheven int jaer ons Heeren
dusent driehondert seven ende tneghentich des dinxdaghes na Onser Vrouwen dach te Lichtmisse.
Thank you for your time and your response Geert. I'll add this to my research. The landcommander and the duytschen house have something to do with the Teutonic order their and from my research it seems quite possible they were associated somehow. Maybe also something to do with a will of Snoy. Not sure. Thanks again.
Dear James, the Duitse Huis is the term used for the Teutonic Order In Utrecht, its central spot in the Northern Low Countries. The landcommandeur was its head.
Thanks Otto. I've been researching the Duitse Huis their. What a great history you have in Utrecht and in the Netherlands. A Dutch genealogist by the name of M.S.F Kemp has done some extensive research on the Van Schadewijk family and has additional documentation of more interaction between this family and the Duitse Huis. I'm not sure what it all means but I'll continue to search.
This text from 1397 deals with the rent for sixteen yesrs by Daem of land in the village Houten, with payments due on Christmas Eve and Easter Saturday or within two weeks later, partialy in money, 11 old French écus - oude vrancrixe schilden - and in fowls. Only now I saw this charter is held at the archive of the Ridderlijke Duitsche Orde in Utrecht (OA no. 1151)...
Ok. Thanks Otto. I really appreciate your time looking at this. Very interesting seeing names and transactions from the past. This will help in my genealoigcal research.