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Floor slab of Syt, Ydt, and Jacob Jelis

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1045
Name Floor slab of Syt, Ydt, and Jacob Jelis
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Leeuwarden, Grote of Jacobijnerkerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with a text field in the centre, a heraldic shield hanging from a branch above, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [190] Dominicanen (Jacopijnen) (Convent of Dominican Friars (Jacopijnen)), Leeuwarden
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
Specification Jacob Jelis was mayor of Leeuwarden
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 Syt, Ydt, and Jacob Jelis
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [2785] Iacop Ielis (Jacob Jelis) (male)
  • [6844] Jidt, Jacops wijf (Ydt, wife of Jacob) (female)
  • [6843] Sijt, Jellis wijf (Syt, wife of Jellis) (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family
Relation specification probably a woman with a son and a daughter-in-law, see Person Descriptions
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 blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 216 x 109 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition The slab is worn and damaged
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Eekhoff, W., Oorkonden der geschiedenis van het Sint Anthonij-gasthuis te Leeuwarden, uit de 15e en 16e eeuw. Met historische toelichtingen. Deel 1. 1406 - 1562 (Leeuwarden 1876), 229; https://archive.org/stream/oorkondendergesc00leeu#page/n127/mode/2up
  • Engels, M.H.H.; Dolk, W., Grote of Jacobijner Kerk, grafregister 1768 - ca. 1800, http://www.mpaginae.nl/GroteKerk/grafregister.htm; 221 regel 9 ZB, G 103
  • Engels, M.H.H.; Dolk, W.; Broersma, R.J., Grote of Jacobijner Kerk, grafregister 1768 - ca. 1800, http://docplayer.nl/39259899-Grote-of-jacobijner-kerk-grafregister-ca.html, 77; G 103
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen; Opschriften uit Friesland, 1280-1811 (Franeker 2007), 510
Other documentation
Register of graves: G 103
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [1045] Floor slab of Syt, Ydt, and Jacob Jelis

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a text field in the centre, a heraldic shield hanging from a branch above, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 216 x 109 x 0
Date
Year 1546
Specified date 1546/05/17
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification earliest legible date of death given on the slab, that of Syt
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Leeuwarden, Grote of Jacobijnerkerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located in the south aisle, north side (regel 9)
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper half of the slab
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield a tile mold (een tegelmal)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Hanging from a branch
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

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 I[n]t [ja]er ons heren [...] XLVI den XVII m[aij] [st]erf Sijt, Jellis wijf. Int [j]aer o[ns] heren M Vc ende XLVII(?) den [...] junij [sterf] Jidt, Jacops wijf.
Translation
English translation In the year of our Lord [...] 46 the 17th of May died Syt, wife of Jellis. In the year of our Lord 1500 and 47(?) the [...] of June died Ydt, wife of Jacob.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [6844] Jidt, Jacops wijf (Ydt, wife of Jacob) (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [6843] Sijt, Jellis wijf (Syt, wife of Jellis) (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription text field in the centre of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leyt begraven den eersamen ende zeer discreten Iacop Ielis, burgemr der stede Leeuwerden ende sterf anno [1]567 den 12 februarij.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried the honourable and very modest Jacob Jelis, mayor of the city of Leeuwarden and died in the year 1567, the 12th of February.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Name [2785] Iacop Ielis (Jacob Jelis) (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)
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 2785
Personal details
Name Iacop Ielis (Jacob Jelis)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1567/02/12
Additional remarks Variations of the patronymic: Jelys, Jelijs, Gielisz, Gelisz etc. Jacob was a son of Jellis N.N. and probably Syt N.N. He was married to Ydt N.N. A charter of 1526 mentions 'Jacob Jelijs zoon, [...] ende IJda, zijn echte wijff' (Jacob, son of Jelys, [...] and Yda, his lawful wife), see Eekhoff (1876).
Social standing
Status patriciate
Arguments
  • according to literature
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification alderman and mayor of Leeuwarden
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 6843
Personal details
Name Sijt, Jellis wijf (Syt, wife of Jellis)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1546/05/17
Additional remarks Syt was married to Jellis N.N. She was probably the mother of Jacob Jelis.
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 6844
Personal details
Name Jidt, Jacops wijf (Ydt, wife of Jacob)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Ydt was married to Jacob Jelis. A charter of 1526 mentions 'Jacob Jelijs zoon, [...] ende IJda, zijn echte wijff' (Jacob, son of Jelys, [...] and Yda, his lawful wife), see Eekhoff (1876). Her year of death is uncertain, possibly 1547.
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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