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Floor slab of Gerlof Hoitzema, Syts Hoitzema, Hessel van Epema and Syts van Epema

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 103
Name Floor slab of Gerlof Hoitzema, Syts Hoitzema, Hessel van Epema and Syts van Epema
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Beers, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with allied arms under an aedicula in the centre, a text field below, an inscription along the edge, and roundels in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Claes Jans(zoon)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [206] Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Mariakerk) (Our Lady's Church), Beers
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • in the church/chapel (exact location unknown)
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious and social
Grave findings
Additional remarks Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family: see Commemorated party
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Gerlof Hoitzema, Syts Hoitzema, Hessel van Epema and Syts van Epema
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [88] Syts Hessels van Epema (female)
  • [291] Gerlacus Aepkii Hoitzema (Gerlof Aepckens Hoitzema) (male)
  • [292] Sitzia Gerlaci filia (Syts Gerlofs Hoitzema) (female)
  • [87] Hessel Tiepkezoon Ipma (Hessel Tjepckes van Epema) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family
Relation specification Gerlof Hoitzema was the father of Syts Hoitzema, who was married to Hessel van Epema. Syts van Epema may have been their daughter.
Additional remarks
Name
Composition of the commissioning party
Specification
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
Commissioning Institution(s)
Relation between commissioning party and commemorated party
Relation specification
Additional remarks
Material(s)
  • stone
Specification
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness Complete
Condition The slab is worn, esp. the lower half of the central field. Some breaks at the top.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Hellinga, Onno; Noomen, Paul N., Genealogia Ayttana, https://pure.knaw.nl/portal/files/479364/Genealogia_Ayttana_Genealogysk_Jierboek_2011.pdf, 172-173; A-Vp
  • Leeman, Fred; Vos, Rik, Het nieuwe ornament ('s Gravenhage 1986), 146
  • Ligtenberg, Raphael, Grafzerken der XVIe eeuw in Friesland ( 1915), 20
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen; Opschriften uit Friesland, 1280-1811 (Franeker 2007), 46; no. 242
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The Fries Museum in Leeuwarden is in possession of a drawing of the slab

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [103] Floor slab of Gerlof Hoitzema, Syts Hoitzema, Hessel van Epema and Syts van Epema

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with allied arms under an aedicula in the centre, a text field below, an inscription along the edge, and roundels in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1557
Specified date 1557/10/24
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification date of death of Hessel van Epema
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Beers, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Claes Jans(zoon)
Attribution
  • signature
Specification At the top: 'Claes Jansz'
Assignment
Role not specified
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation The parents of Hessel van Epema were buried in Nijland, see MeMO memorial object ID 1148
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre, left shield
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: the Friesian eagle; II: two stars in pale (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: twee sterren boven elkaar)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: out of a crest coronet a sheep (helmteken: uit een helmkroon een schaap)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Epema
Person details
Person details
  • [87] Hessel Tiepkezoon Ipma (Hessel Tjepckes van Epema) (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre, right shield
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Lozenge shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: the Friesian eagle; II: two clover leaves in pale (gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: twee klaverbladen boven elkaar)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Hoitema
Person details
Person details
  • [292] Sitzia Gerlaci filia (Syts Gerlofs Hoitzema) (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription in a text field in the lower section of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno 1539 26 Martii obiit vir prudens Gerlacus Aepkii Hoitzema. Anno 1561 27 Iunii obiit proba mulier Sitzia, Gerlaci filia, uxor Wibii Gerritzma de Wirdum.
Translation
English translation In the year 1539 on March 26 died the wise man Gerlof Aepckens Hoitzema. In the year 1561 on June 27 died the virtuous woman Syts, daughter of Gerlof, wife of Wybe Gerritsma of Wirdum.
Dutch translation In het jaar 1539 op 26 maart stierf de wijze man Gerlof Aepkens Hoitzema. In het jaar 1561 op 27 juni stierf de deugdzame vrouwe Syts, dochter van Gerlof, echtgenote van Wybe Gerritsma van Wirdum.
Lay–out
Lay-out Italic type
Inscription mentioning
Name [291] Gerlacus Aepkii Hoitzema (Gerlof Aepckens Hoitzema) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [292] Sitzia Gerlaci filia (Syts Gerlofs Hoitzema) (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [7164] Wibii Gerritzma (Wybe Gerritsma) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription along all four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno Domini 1557 den 24 Octobris sterf den [eerbaren] Hessel Tiepkezoon Ipma. Anno 1561 den 27 Iunii sterf die eerbare Sijts Hessels.
Translation
English translation In the year of the Lord 1557 the 24th October died the [honourable] Hessel Tjepckes van Epema. In the year 1561 the 27th June died the honourable Syts Hessels.
Dutch translation In het jaar des Heren 1557 de 24ste oktober stierf de eerbare Hessel Tjepckes van Epema. In het jaar 1561 de 27ste juni stierf de eerbare Syts Hessels.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [88] Syts Hessels van Epema (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [87] Hessel Tiepkezoon Ipma (Hessel Tjepckes van Epema) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • flowers/plants
  • mask(s)
  • angels, putti or cherubs
  • architectural decorations
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 87
Personal details
Name Hessel Tiepkezoon Ipma (Hessel Tjepckes van Epema)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1557/10/24
Additional remarks Variations of the last name: Epema, Ipema, Ipma or Ypma. Hessel was a son of Tjepcke Hessels van Epema and Auck N.N. He was married to Syts Gerlofs Hoitzema.
Social standing
Status
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 88
Personal details
Name Syts Hessels van Epema
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1561/06/27
Additional remarks Variations of the last name: Epema, Ipema, Ipma or Ypma. Syts may have been a daughter of Hessel Tjepckes van Epema and Syts Gerlofs Hoitzema. She then probably died at a young age.
Social standing
Status
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 291
Personal details
Name Gerlacus Aepkii Hoitzema (Gerlof Aepckens Hoitzema)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1539/03/26
Additional remarks Variations of the first name: Gerlof(f), Gerlef(f), Gerlacus, Gerlach etc. Gerlof was married to Rints Renicks Camstra. In 1511 he is mentioned as owner and user of land in Warga. Gerlof must have spent his last years on a farm in Wiel, south of Beers.
Social standing
Status
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 292
Personal details
Name Sitzia Gerlaci filia (Syts Gerlofs Hoitzema)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1561/06/27
Additional remarks Syts was a daughter of Gerlof Aepckens Hoitzema and Rints Renicks Camstra. She was married to: 1) Hessel Tjepckes van Epema, and 2) Wybe Gerritsma.
Social standing
Status
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7164
Personal details
Name Wibii Gerritzma (Wybe Gerritsma)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Wybe was married to Syts Gerlofs Hoitzema. He originated from and/or lived in Wirdum.
Social standing
Status
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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