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From: Patricia Tidmarsh <>
Subject: Re: [D-Col] Achttienhoven
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 18:13:09 -0400 (EDT)
Would "hoven" mean 'farm' as it might in English?
On Sun, 23 Jun 2002 wrote:
> A footnote on page 502 of Hoes "Registers of the Old Dutch Church at
> Kingston", 1891, reads: "The present Achttienhoven, meaning "eighteen farms";
> spelled Achtienhoeven, by Jean Blaeu, in his "Geographie," published in 1667,
> and Achtienhoven by S. van Leeuwen, in his "Batavia Illustrata," published in
> 1685. It is a small village in South Holland, a few miles N.N.W. of Woerden.
> There is another place of the same name a few miles north of the city of
> Utrecht. It is found on modern maps, but is not given by Blaeu, nor
> mentioned by van Leeuwen. Care should be taken not to confound these places
> with at least two others in Holland called Achthoven ("eight farms")."
> According to an old message I have from Kees Leseman (Netherlands) of this
> list, there are other places (hamlets) called Achttienhoven, one being near
> Ijselstein in the province of Utrecht. He further states that the Reformed
> services for the Achttienhoven that is north of Utrecht took place at
> My question is, were all of these places called Achttienhoven in existence in
> 1640-48 or so? If so, where were the Reformed services for someone who lived
> in the Achttienhoven N.N.W. of Woerden (east of Nieuwkoop) in the province of
> Zuid-Holland? Or the one near Ijselstein?
> Patricia Van Wagenen Harrison
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