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Floor slab of Henrick van Middachten and Margriet van Visbeck

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2000
Name Floor slab of Henrick van Middachten and Margriet van Visbeck
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Ellecom, 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 in the centre, an inscription above, an inscription along the edge, and heraldic shields in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [446] St. Nicolaaskerk (St Nicholas's Church), Ellecom
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 • Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family: see Commemorated party. • Inscription(s) and/or decoration(s) with a didactic statement, usually with references to the mortality of mankind / variations on ‘Remember that you will die’. • No further information is available about possible other functions, because the object is too damaged or no photograph is available.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Henrick van Middachten and Margriet van Visbeck
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4209] Margriet (Margaretha) van Visbeck (female)
  • [4208] Henrick van Middachten (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple
Relation specification
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 236 x 126 x 0
Completeness
Condition Badly worn
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
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 Gelderland ( 1917), 346; no. 1
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 11003-12.3
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2000] Floor slab of Henrick van Middachten and Margriet van Visbeck

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with allied arms in the centre, an inscription above, an inscription along the edge, and heraldic shields in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 236 x 126 x 0
Date
Year 1525-1575
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
  • based on stylistic research
Specification Henrick died in 1556 or slightly before
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Ellecom, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
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 back of the choir
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation Henrick's sister Barbara was buried in IJzendoorn, see MeMO memorial object ID 2050
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, on the left
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield A cross engrailed between four shears (Een uitgeschulpt kruis in elk kwartier vergezeld van een schaar)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest: a fox (Helmteken: een vos)
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 Van Middachten
Person details
Person details
  • [4208] Henrick van Middachten (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, on the right
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield A fish? (Een vis?)
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 Van Visbeck
Person details
Person details
  • [4209] Margriet (Margaretha) van Visbeck (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield A cross engrailed between four shears (Een uitgeschulpt kruis in elk kwartier vergezeld van een schaar)
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 Van Middachten
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the lower left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield An eagle (Een adelaar)
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 Van Arnhem
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Worn away (Afgesleten)
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 Van Visbeck
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the lower right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Two wings (Een vlucht)
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 ?
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription above the allied arms
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Tegen die dot en is gein schilt / mins leef als ghi sterven vilt.
Translation
English translation Against death there is no shield. Man, live as you wish to die.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
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 Int jaer ons He[...] Henrick van Middachten [...] MVc [...] Margriet van Visbeck, syn huisfrouw.
Translation
English translation In the year of Our Lord [...] Henrick van Middachten [...] 15[..] [...] Margriet van Visbeck, his wife.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [4209] Margriet (Margaretha) van Visbeck (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [4208] Henrick van Middachten (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4208
Personal details
Name Henrick van Middachten
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Henrick was a son of Thomas Anthonie van Middachten, lord of Middachten and Herveld, and Anna van Arnhem. He married Margriet van Visbeck in 1543. Henrick died in or before 1556. Brother of Karel, Arend, Catharina, Barbara, Alberta, Christina and Anna.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification knight; lord of Middachten
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 4209
Personal details
Name Margriet (Margaretha) van Visbeck
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death >1587
Additional remarks Margriet married Henrick van Middachten in 1543. She outlived her husband and was still alive in 1587. Sister of Heine.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification lady of Middachten
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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