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AD 1650?-1821

Zijlmans (also Seylmans, Zeylmans or Zeilmans)

For younger generations of ancestors who are descended from this family:
see page on Knaap

The oldest known home area of this family is the north-western part of Brabant, and particularly the town of Waspik, see map. At the moment, we have no information on the parents of Jochum Zijlmans. The earliest Zijlmans to our present knowledge is Peeter Wouters Zijlmans, who was born in Waspik around 1570, and who married Truyken Jansd. Boeser around 1600. We also know of a Johannes Woutersz. Zeylmans ("schout" of Waspik), who's son Adriaen Jansz. "van Clootwijck" married Ariaentje Adriaensd. van Clootwijck in Capelle on 20-5-1648. She was a decendant (related in the 5th degree) of our ancestor Jan Reynaerts van Clootwijck. Her husband Adriaan Jansz. and their son apparently preferred using the Van Clootwijck family name.
Finally, there is an intrigueing reference (in the "Genealogisch Tijdschrift Midden, West en Noord-Brabant", ed. 19, p. 231) to a Adriaen Jansz. "van Clootwijck (gezegd Seylmans)", who married Margrietje Bastiaensd. Boeser around 1684, with many possible links to other families in our tree from the same region and period. The daughters of Adriaen Jansz. and Margrietje Boeser all used "Zeilmans" as their family name, and married into families which are very likely also part of our tree: Elisabeth Zeilmans (born in Waspik on 23-11-1684) married Jacobus Hagoort; Mayken Zeilmans married Steven Jansz. Timmermans; and Geertruy Zeilmans married Adriaen Schouten. The family relationship of these Zeilmanses to Jochum Zijlmans is not yet known, and neither do we know the relationship of their husbands to our ancestors with the same surnames.

Child of
? Zijlmans (?-?)
and Unknown

(See 9 generations back)

Jochum Zijlmans (Zeylmans)
(blood-relationship 0,195 %)
* ? x ? (wife unknown, married around 1680) + ?

(Not known if any other children)

Child of
Jochum Zijlmans (Zeylmans) (?-?)
and Unknown

(See 8 generations back)

Peter Zijlmans (Zeylmans)
(blood-relationship 0,39 %)
* ? x Cornelia Hoevenaars (around 1707) + ?

(Not known if any other children)

Child of
Peter Zijlmans (Zeylmans) (?-?)
and Cornelia Hoevenaars (?-?)

See 7 generations back)

Johannes Zijlmans (Zeilmans)
(blood-relationship 0,78 %)
* 1707? x Dingena Knaap + ?

(Not known if any other children)

Children of
Johannes Zijlmans (or Zeilmans) (1707-?)
and Dingena Knaap (?-1785)

(See 6 generations back)

Jacoba Zijlmans
(blood-relationship 1,56 %)
* 8-7-1753 (Capelle) x Jacobus Gerritsz. Knaap + 28-10-1821
For her descendants see the page on Knaap.

(Not known if any other children)

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