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Floor slab of a child of Aesge van Hoxwier and Edwer van Herema (Gerrolt?)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 459
Name Floor slab of a child of Aesge van Hoxwier and Edwer van Herema (Gerrolt?)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Franeker, Martinikerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with allied arms under an arch in the centre, an inscription below, an inscription along the edge, and roundels with heraldic shields in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [44] St. Martinikerk (St Martin's Church), Franeker
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) A sister of the commemorated person was buried in the church as well. Their slabs are almost identical.
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious and didactic
Grave findings
Additional remarks 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’
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name a child of Aesge van Hoxwier and Edwer van Herema (Gerrolt?)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [6468] a child of Aesge van Hoxwier and Edwer van Herema (Gerrolt?) (unknown)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons not applicable (only one person mentioned/depicted)
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 blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 86 x 58 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition The slab is badly 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
  • Cannegieter, Dominicus, Grafsteenen, lijkgedichten, gedenkteekenen en wapenborden in de Sint Martinikerk te Franeker, http://www.mpaginae.nl/Franeker/Cannegieter.htm; A 30
  • Walle, Hessel de, Friezen uit vroeger eeuwen; Opschriften uit Friesland, 1280-1811 (Franeker 2007), 243; no. 1651
  • Wierstra, Simon, Genealogische bestanden van de oude Friese adel en aanverwante families tot 1800, http://www.simonwierstra.nl/index6.htm
  • Zandveld, Frits, Register van grafzerken in de Martinikerk te Franeker, http://members.home.nl/frits.zandveld/zerken/zplatte.htm; no. 114
Other documentation
Register G. van der Heide (1993): record 114
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The small size of the slab may indicate that the commemorated person died at a young age

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [459] Floor slab of a child of Aesge van Hoxwier and Edwer van Herema (Gerrolt?)

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with allied arms under an arch in the centre, an inscription below, an inscription along the edge, and roundels with heraldic shields in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 86 x 58 x 0
Date
Year 1540
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
Specification According to Wierstra and Cannegieter, the child died in 1540. It is unclear where this information is taken from, because the date of death on the slab is damaged and illegible.
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Franeker, Martinikerk
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 ambulatory, south (east) side, near column 14 (groundplan Zandveld and Cannegieter)
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation A brother of the commemorated person was buried in Mantgum, see MeMO memorial object ID 1125
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, left shield
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 a fleur-de-lys (een lelie)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: a fleur-de-lys (helmteken: een lelie)
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 Hoxwier
Person details
Person details
  • [674] Aesgo Hoxvier (Aesge van Hoxwier) (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to the father
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre, right shield
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Lozenge shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: a lion; II: three acorns, the stems under, 2-1 (gedeeld, I: een leeuw; II: drie eikels met de stelen omlaag, 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 Herema
Person details
Person details
  • [677] Iedwer Herema (Edwer van Herema) (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to the mother
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper left corner, inside a roundel
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 fleur-de-lys (een lelie)
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 Hoxwier
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to the paternal grandfather
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper right corner, inside a roundel
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 Damaged. Originally: per pale, I: the Friesian eagle; II: two fleurs-de-lys in pale (Beschadigd. Oorspronkelijk: gedeeld, I: de Friese adelaar; II: twee lelies boven elkaar)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Description based on the heraldry on the floor slab of a sibling (in the same church)
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 Dekema
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to the paternal grandmother
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the lower left corner, inside a roundel
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 per pale, I: a lion; II: three acorns, the stems under, 2-1 (gedeeld, I: een leeuw; II: drie eikels met de stelen omlaag, 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 Herema
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to the maternal grandfather
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the lower right corner, inside a roundel
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 lion (een leeuw)
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 Sjaerda (Sjaerdema)
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Heraldry referring to the maternal grandmother

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 originally
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Int iaer M [...] Aesgo van [Ho]xvi[er] [...].
Translation
English translation In the year [...] Aesge van Hoxwier's [...].
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [674] Aesgo Hoxvier (Aesge van Hoxwier) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The last word was probably 'soon' (son) or 'dochter' (daughter), compare MeMO memorial object IDs 461 and 1125
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription in the lower section of the slab (on fictive drapery)
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Homo [bulla].
Translation
English translation Man is a bubble.
Dutch translation De mens is een zeepbel.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
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)
  • flowers/plants
  • draperies
  • architectural decorations
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Two columns surmounted by an arch. Palm branches in the spandrels. A drapery below.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 674
Personal details
Name Aesgo Hoxvier (Aesge van Hoxwier)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1549-1550
Additional remarks Son of Aesge van Hoxwier and Wick van Dekema. He studied in Louvain (1521/08/23). Aesge was married to Edwer van Herema. He owned property in Ferwerd. Aesge's children all died at a young age, thus ending the male line of the family.
Social standing
Status nobility and patriciate
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification mayor ('grietman') of Franekeradeel, from 1542 until his death; knighted by the emperor in 1545
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 677
Personal details
Name Iedwer Herema (Edwer van Herema)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1557
Additional remarks Daughter of Gerrolt van Herema and Luts van Sjaerda. Edwer was married to Aesge van Hoxwier.
Social standing
Status nobility
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 6468
Personal details
Name a child of Aesge van Hoxwier and Edwer van Herema (Gerrolt?)
Sex unknown
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks A child of Aesge van Hoxwier and Edwer van Herema. Possibly Gerrolt. Sibling of Hector and Wick. He or she died at a young age. According to Wierstra and Cannegieter, the child died in 1540.
Social standing
Status nobility
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
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