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Subject: Re: Simon Linde of New England was really Simon van der Linde
Date: Thu, 28 May 2009 12:30:26 -0700 (PDT)
Dear John ~
Great post! This is a wonderful find. Thanks for sharing it with the
It's been known for some time that the immigrant, Simon Lynde, bore
the same arms as the van de Linde family of the Continent. From your
post, it is clear that Simon Lynde's father, Enoch Lynde, was cousin
to Leonard van de Linde, tallowchandler, of Hackney, Middlesex.
Leonard van de Linde states he was a native of Ostend in his will. I
believe Ostend is located in modern Belgium.
Checking around on Google Books, I've located the baptismal record of
Enoch Lynde (father of the immigrrant) as "Enoch van de Linde" in a
Dutch Reformed church in London:
Source: Moens, Marriage, baptismal & burial regs. ... of the Dutch
Reformed Church, Austin Friars, London (1884): 45.
Enoch son of Hendrick van der Linde baptized 21 March 1591.
This record may be viewed at the following weblink:
As best I can tell, this record hasn't yet been extracted for the
International Genealogical Index (or IGI).
Elsewhere, the marriage records of the same Dutch Reformed church in
London show that Pieter van de Linden, "of Oestende," married in 1584
Maijcken d'Engelsche, "of Yperen," widow of Jan Willems. So it
appears there were several members of the van de Linde family, of
Ostende, living in London in this time period. The marriage of
Pieter van de Linden may be viewed at the following weblink:
Best always, Douglas Richardson, Salt Lake City, Utah