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Floor slab of Soete, widow of Jan Wittesz., and Janneke, wife of Wouter

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1567
Name Floor slab of Soete, widow of Jan Wittesz., and Janneke, wife of Wouter
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Oude Tonge, 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 an effaced heraldic shield in the centre, 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 [610] Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Our Lady's Church), Oude Tonge
Arguments
Specification
Still in original institution? probably 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 For social function, see Commemorated party.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Soete, widow of Jan Wittesz., and Janneke, wife of Wouter
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [3610] Soete, widow of Jan Wittesz. (female)
  • [3611] Janneke, wife of Wouter (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons relation (type of relation unknown)
Relation specification The commemorated persons are both mentioned in the inscription along the edge, which suggests a relationship, but its nature is unknown.
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 175 x 100 x 0
Completeness Complete, apart from the heraldic device on the shield
Condition Worn and damaged
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • heraldry removed
Specification The heraldic device on the shield has been hacked away
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bloys van Treslong Prins, P.C., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Zuid-Holland, part IIa (Utrecht 1922), 279
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [1567] Floor slab of Soete, widow of Jan Wittesz., and Janneke, wife of Wouter

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with an effaced heraldic shield in the centre, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 175 x 100 x 0
Date
Year 1544
Specified date 1544/02/24
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks Soete's is the earliest date of death mentioned, although the slab may not have been engraved until after Janneke's death.
Holding institution
Holding institution Oude Tonge, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution Situated in the choir
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 central field
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Lozenge shield
Specification
Description of the shield
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 Soete, widow of Jan Wittez., and Janneke, wife of Wouter
Person details
Person details
  • [3610] Soete, widow of Jan Wittesz. (female)
  • [3611] Janneke, wife of Wouter (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 along all four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leyt begraven Soete Jan Wittez. wedue die sterf int jaer MVc XLIIII den XXIIIIste february, ende Janneke Wouters huysvrou sterf anno XVc LXIX den XIIII September.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Soete, widow of Jan Wittesz., who died in the year 1544 on the 24th of February, and Janneke, wife of Wouter, died in the year 1569 on the 14th of September.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [3612] Jan Wittesz. (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
Name [3611] Janneke, wife of Wouter (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [3610] Soete, widow of Jan Wittesz. (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [3613] Wouter, husband of Janneke (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
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)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 3610
Personal details
Name Soete, widow of Jan Wittesz.
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1544/02/24
Additional remarks Soete was perhaps the mother of Janneke, wife of Wouter, who was buried in her grave
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 3611
Personal details
Name Janneke, wife of Wouter
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1569/09/14
Additional remarks Janneke was perhaps the daughter of Soete, widow of Jan Wittesz.
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 3612
Personal details
Name Jan Wittesz.
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Jan Wittesz. predeceased his wife Soete.
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 3613
Personal details
Name Wouter, husband of Janneke
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Wouter was married to Janneke
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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