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From: dirkm <>
Subject: Re: [GEN-BENELUX] Locations of Bonhem, Balverhoek, and Malcote,Belgium?
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 09:24:03 -0800 (PST)
part of the answer
- references to the province of Westflanders: well, around 1350 it did
not exist yet, it was all part of 'flanders' (with the count of
- I found one clear reference to Balverhoek - in a book (in dutch)
from 1819: Mémorial administratif de la Flandre Orientale, Volume 7
(google books), mentioning 'de sluis van Balverhoek' -- ie: the
'gate / lock' of Balverhoek on the 'kanaal van Lieve' (the 'lieve'
canal'). This canal 'van Lieve' (Wikipedia in dutch) was build around
1251 and 1269 between Gent and 'het Zwin', the sea port near Damme,
near Brugge. I have no solid evidence, but it could be that Balverhoek
is close to Damme - ie very close to DUDZELE.
- the castle of Balverhoek: nothing yet
- the other ones: nothing (yet)
Dirk (from flanders...)
On 16 feb, 01:53, JP <> wrote:
> Where is, or was, Bonhem located? This seigneurie was once owned by
> the Voormezele family and was held by Baudouin de Dudzeele in 1365. I
> understand that it was in the Bruge arrondisement, West Flanders
> province, but I need to know more precisely where it is located or
> what town/village it was adjacent to in Belgium.
> Also, where were the castle of Balverhoek and the fief of Malcote ? I
> know they were near the Ootteghem (Ootegem), Courtrai (Kortrijk)
> arrondissement, West Flanders province, but I would like to exactly
> know where they were located in relationship to Ootteghem. Balverhoek
> and Malcote were held by Louis de Straten in 1368 when these lands
> passed to his niece Guillelmine de Straten, the wife of Jacques de
> I can not find any of these places on the maps of Belgium in my
> library or on the Internet. Any help would be appreciated, thanks.