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Floor slab of Jacob Willemsen de Bout and later members of the Van Vrijberghe family

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2412
Name Floor slab of Jacob Willemsen de Bout and later members of the Van Vrijberghe family
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Tholen, Grote of Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with a small heraldic shield on top and a succession of inscriptions
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [850] Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Our Lady's Church), Tholen
Arguments
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification The mayors of Tholen mentioned on the slab were lords of Vrijberghe, a manor near Tholen
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 Jacob Willemsen de Bout
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4771] Jacob Willemsen de Bout (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family (of which one or more members died after 1580)
Relation specification Jacob Willemsen de Bout was the founder of the Van Vrijberghe family, see Person Description. The other inscriptions on the slab commemorate later members of the Van Vrijberghe family who died in the 17th century (mainly mayors of Tholen and/or their wives).
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 226 x 126 x 0
Completeness Complete except for a small part missing from the bottom edge
Condition Good
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 Zeeland (Utrecht 1919), 266-267; no. 103
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 6758-S43
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • Incised number: 50 (upper left) • Information provided by the Genealogische Werkgroep Tholen (Tholen genealogical working group).

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2412] Floor slab of Jacob Willemsen de Bout and later members of the Van Vrijberghe family

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a small heraldic shield on top and a succession of inscriptions
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 226 x 126 x 0
Date
Year 1556
Specified date 1556/03/28
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks The earliest date mentioned is 1556, although this could also be a retrospective commemoration with the slab being of a later date (17th century?)
Holding institution
Holding institution Tholen, Grote of Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located close to the pulpit ('preekkerk')
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 at the top of the slab, in the centre
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield three lambs, 2-1, in a chief three roses in fess (drie lammeren, 2-1, in een schildhoofd drie rozen naast 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 Van Vrijberghe
Person details
Person details
  • [4771] Jacob Willemsen de Bout (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription at the top of the slab, on either side of the heraldic shield
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier legghen begraven heer Jacob Willemsen de Bout, heere van Vryberghe, sterft den XXVIII maert anno 1556 [...].
Translation
English translation Here lie buried the lord Jacob Willemsen de Bout, lord of Vrijberghe, died on the 28th March in the year 1556 [...].
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [4771] Jacob Willemsen de Bout (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks This inscription is followed by the inscriptions to later members of the Van Vrijberghe family, among whom a child of 21 months.

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4771
Personal details
Name Jacob Willemsen de Bout
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1556/03/28
Additional remarks Son of Willem Davidsz. de Bout (Dibbouts), mayor of Reimerswaal. Jacob took on the last name Van Vrijberghe after acquiring the manor of Vrijberghe. He settled in Tholen and became a member of its city council.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification He was lord of Vrijberghe
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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