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Floor slab of Jan van Balen Willemsz., Catharina Goessens van der Voert, and descendants

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2653
Name Floor slab of Jan van Balen Willemsz., Catharina Goessens van der Voert, and descendants
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • 's-Hertogenbosch, St. Janskathedraal
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Worn stone slab with an inscription along the edge, a central niche with a standing angel holding two shields, and quartered arms in the corners of the slab
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [387] St. Johannes Evangelistkerk (St. Janskathedraal) (St John Evangelist's Church (St John's Cathedral)), 's-Hertogenbosch
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 Jan van Balen Willemsz., Kataryn van der Voiert and descendants
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5098] Kataryn van der Voiert (Catharina Goessens van der Voert) (female)
  • [5096] Jan van Balen Willemsz. (male)
  • [5099] Christoffel van Balen (male)
  • [5100] Thomaesken Coelborts (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family (of which one or more members died after 1580)
Relation specification Married couple, their son and daughter-in-law, and their grandson (the latter died after 1580)
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 Meuse limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 228 x 128 x 0
Completeness Some losses along the left-hand edge
Condition Badly worn, though still largely legible
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification Later inscriptions commemorate descendants of the couple, among whom grandson Jan van Balen Christoffellsz. (d. 1583)
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Oudheusden, J.A.F.M. van; Tummers, H. A. , De grafzerken van de Sint-Jan te ’s-Hertogenbosch, http://www.grafzerkensintjan.nl/default.aspx, 159
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2653] Floor slab of Jan van Balen Willemsz., Catharina Goessens van der Voert, and descendants

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Worn stone slab with an inscription along the edge, a central niche with a standing angel holding two shields, and quartered arms in the corners of the slab
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 228 x 128 x 0
Date
Year 1525
Specified date 1525/09/10
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification The earliest date of death is that of the husband
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution 's-Hertogenbosch, St. Janskathedraal
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is situated in the south inner aisle of the nave
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 inside the central niche, 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 Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield three fleurs de lys, 2-1, in middle point a quatrefoil (drie lelies, 2-1, in het midden vergezeld van een vierbladige bloem)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification Single standing angel holding two shields suspended from ribbons
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Van Balen
Person details
Person details
  • [5096] Jan van Balen Willemsz. (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside the central niche, 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 Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield three banded horns, 2-1 (drie beslagen horens, 2-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification Single standing angel holding two shields suspended from ribbons
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Van der Voiert
Person details
Person details
  • [5098] Kataryn van der Voiert (Catharina Goessens van der Voert) (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the spandrel of the central niche, on the left
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 three fleurs de lys, 2-1, in middle point a quatrefoil (drie lelies, 2-1, in het midden vergezeld van een vierbladige bloem)
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 Balen
Person details
Person details
  • [5099] Christoffel van Balen (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the spandrel of the central niche, on the right
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 three mill-rinds, 2-1 (drie molenijzers, 2-1)
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 Coelborts
Person details
Person details
  • [5100] Thomaesken Coelborts (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, inside a quatrefoil
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 fleurs de lys, 2-1, in middle point a quatrefoil (drie lelies, 2-1, in het midden vergezeld van een vierbladige bloem)
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 Balen
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, inside a quatrefoil
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 two checky fesses (twee in twee rijen geschaakte dwarsbalken)
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
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, inside a quatrefoil
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 banded horns, 2-1 (drie beslagen horens, 2-1)
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 der Voiert
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, inside a quatrefoil
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 quarter turned mill-rinds, 2-1 (drie liggende molenijzers, 2-1)
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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription upper part of the slab, above the angel inside the text band
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Ende Christoffel van Balen haer soen sterf anno 1560 31 martij met Thomaesken Coelborts syn huysvrou sterf anno 1558 29 Julij
Translation
English translation And Christoffel van Balen, their son, died in the year 1560 on 31 March, with Thomaesken Coelborts, his wife, who died in the year 1558 on 29 July.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering
Inscription mentioning
Name [5100] Thomaesken Coelborts (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [5099] Christoffel van Balen (male)
Sex male
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 in the text band along all four edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leet begraven Jan van Balen Willemsszn sterf anno 1525 10 septembris. Ende Kataryn van der Voiert syn huysvrou sterf anno 1540 13 februarius.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Jan van Balen Willemsz., who died in the year 1525 on 10 September, and Catharina Goessens van der Voert, his wife, died in the year 1540 on 13 February.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering on a text band
Inscription mentioning
Name [5096] Jan van Balen Willemsz. (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [5098] Kataryn van der Voiert (Catharina Goessens van der Voert) (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5096
Personal details
Name Jan van Balen Willemsz.
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1525/09/10
Additional remarks The Van Balen family originally came from Balen (modern-day province of Antwerp, Belgium). Jan van Balen Willemsz. a town official and notary. He was married to Catharina Goessens van der Voert. Their eldest son Jan became a canon in St John's church while their second son Christoffel succeeded his father as steward of the convent of St Catherine in Heusden.
Social standing
Status citizen of city
Arguments
  • according to literature
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 5098
Personal details
Name Kataryn van der Voiert (Catharina Goessens van der Voert)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1541/02/13
Additional remarks Catharina was married to Jan van Balen Willemsz. Their eldest son Jan became a canon in St John's church while their second son Christoffel succeeded his father as steward of the convent of St Catherine in Heusden.
Social standing
Status citizen of city
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 5099
Personal details
Name Christoffel van Balen
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1560/03/31
Additional remarks Christoffel van Balen was the second son of Jan van Balen Willemsz. and Kataryn van der Voiert. He was married first to Elisabeth, daughter of merchant Bouwen Jan Andries van Berlicum (de Cremer), and secondly to Thomaesken Coelborts.
Social standing
Status citizen of city
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 5100
Personal details
Name Thomaesken Coelborts
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1558/07/29
Additional remarks Thomaesken was the second wife of Christoffel van Balen.
Social standing
Status citizen of city
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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