Genealogical tree : synthesis

The genealogical tree reproduced here is excerpt from the book "The van der Dussen" Jean Kestergat (1992). It contains some gaps and errors that will be explained below.

It starts with Jan I van der Dussen, around 1260, which founded the branch A of the genealogy. Step by step, other branches appear, from B to U. (21 branches in total, all extinct except the N branch, called the Belgian branch.)

This official genealogy has been disputed in recent years. An explanation for certain gaps and errors is given below.

A general view gives the opportunity to  locate the many branches over time.

 

Br.

Dates

Places

Events and Important Characters

A

1260

1570

Dussen

Schiedam

Delft Doordrecht

This is the original strain.

Jan I, Woeringen battle in 1288, the founder of the lineage.                                        Arent I, Baesweiler battle in 1371. He was taken prisoner by the Duke of Jülich. Bailiff of South Holland, he transformed the Dussen stronghold in a castle.  

Florens I, advisor of the Duke of Burgundy in 1425, advisor at the court of Holland, Bailiff of South Holland.  

Nicolas, Teutonic Knight, Charles the Bold advisor

B

1450

1750

Delft

Schiedam

Doordrecht

Hertogenb.

Francfort

Eewout, 1574-1653, Mayor of Delft, ambassador to the King of England

Pieter, 1632-1703, Mayor of Delft, director of the East India Company

C

1550

1690

Delft

Rotterdam

India


Adriaan, commanding the East India Company, Governor of various islands in Indonesia, he organized pillaging and put down revolts. Administrator of the West Indies Company (Brazil, slave trade, etc..) he was adviser of the city of Rotterdam in 1662 .


D

1580

1720

Germany


Adriaan (1586-1653) was accused of plotting to assassinate Maurice of Nassau and emigrated to Germany, where he founded a dynasty of soldiers.

E

1600

1890

 

Schiedam, Gouda, Amsterdam

Gelderland

 

Bruno, 1660-1741 ; probably the van der Dussen the most famous in history. He negotiated and signed the Treaty of Utrecht as Minister Plenipotentiary of the United Provinces.

Mietje, great-granddaughter of the preceding, was born about 1770, and became the heroine of a charming biography by L E edited in 1918.

F

1660

1720

Rotterdam

Ephemeral branch van der Dussen van Beverningh

G

1600

1730

Schiedam

Delft

Nothing to report

H

1600

1730

Delft

India

Nothing to report

I

1640

1740

Delft

India

Paulus (1658-1707) Vice-admiral of the Dutch fleet. He chased the privateer Jean Bart, participated in the capture of Gibraltar by the English. He won 64 battles at sea!

J

1550

1750

Delft

India

Nothing to report

K

1550

1650

Delft

Indonesia

Nothing to report

L

1550

1650

Delft

Nothing to report

M

1560

1680

Schiedam

Delft

Nothing to report

N

1350

….

Belgium

This is the only branch still living.

Jan, lord (head of garrison) of Vilvoorde from 1407 to 1411. He made a pilgrimage to Compostela on behalf of the Duchess of Brabant Jeanne !

Joost, the first really living in Brussels ; he  was advisor to the Board of Brabant, died in 1532.

Libert (1530-1590), alderman of the city of Brussels, lord of La Tour Witterzée and Bornival.

Jean-Adolphe (1641-1708), captain in the the Spanish cavalry.  He bought the lordship of Kestergat.

François-Charles-Simon (1773-1846), Mayor of Molenbeek-Saint-Jean under the Dutch regime. He lived in the castle "les Etangs Noirs".

O

1400

1640

Doordrecht

Delft


Kornelis (1481-1556), advisor in Delft, was involved in an infamous argument against the brewers of the city.

P,Q,R,

S,T

1400

1720

Delft


Nothing to report

U

1300

1500

Doordrecht

Rotterdam

                                                                                                                               Arent "Boterham" (1418_...), tapestry maker in Brussels, Sienna etc.