Naarden and the Quick Family


During the 80 Years’ War on Dec 1st, 1572, Spanish troops under the command of Lt. Colonel Juliano Romero, under orders from the Duke of Alva, walked into the city of Naarden after a pre-negotiated surrender with the leaders of the city. The Spanish entered the city and the townsfolk were grouped together for a meeting in the Gast Huis church then shot with muskets. The survivors were run through with swords, and the ones who fled into the bell tower were burned alive when the church was set on fire. The citizens who had fled into the fields were caught and strung up on trees, freezing to death or tortured alive. The Duke of Alva, sent to the Netherlands by the Spanish King, proudly reported that not one child survived. Supposedly out of 900 townsfolk; there were only 50-60 male survivors remaining in Naarden, either by escape or ransom.[1]

Wreede moordt der Spanjaarden tot Naarden, den eersten december des jaars 1572 - The cruel massacre of Naarden by the Spanish in 1572 (Jan Luyken)

Massacre of Naarden (1572) - Bloedbad van Naarden (Frans Hogenberg)

Moordpartij te Naarden, 1572, Don Fredricks Moort

In 1574 after the Spanish left, the reconstruction of Naarden began as a fortified city. Its design was a five-bastioned Fortress under the supervision of famous engineer Adriaen Antonisz and by the architect Thomas Tomasz, Burgomaster and cartographer from Haarlem. In 1673 Naarden was reconfigured into a six-bastioned fortress after it was besieged in the Franco-Dutch War.[2] It is interesting to note that the only two records of a Thomas or Anthony right after the destruction of Naarden, are the two builders assigned to reconstruct the fortifications. A little information on the builders is below translated from Dutch. This is one new possible link to the Ancestry of Teunis. The trade of Mason does seem to be fitting with an Engineer or Architect as a father or grandfather.

Naerden' Leuk kaartje van Naarden, kopergravure uitgegeven door J. Blaeu in 1649

The cartographer Thomas Thomasz (van Haarlem) was a cartographer, goldsmith, and mayor of Haarlem and he helped engineer the reinforcement of Muiden. Thomas introduced reinforcements in Kampen (1580) and Tiel (1585) and designed the Schenkenschans (1586). When the arrival of the Spanish Armada threatened (1588), he was appointed with the mayors of Alkmaar and the three West Frisian cities.[3] Adriaen Anthonisz (van Metius, Metz) was the designer of fortifications for Naarden and Heusden and was a mathematician. In 1585 Adriaen discovered the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, which would later be called pi.[4]

In 1587 there were soldiers of a handful of nations sent to fight the Spanish, notably the English and Scots. The garrison in Naarden was under the command of Captain Soissons (the fat militia captain) under Colonel Dorp, and the English liaison was Lord Willoughby.[5] In 1588 a majority of the troops in the Naarden garrison were one company of 230 British Foot, sent by the Queen in late 1587. There probably were a few Boors and Walloons, but no records exist to prove their existence. It is recorded that most of the British troops mutinied in 1588 over pay. The British troops were the States' (Dutch States) troops as mercenaries, originally placed there by Count Hohenlohe, though they had long since broken with him and quarreled with the States. The original cause of the quarrel had been the usual one, lack of pay. Over this the now two companies of troops then in Naarden had mutinied early in 1588, along with the other States' garrisons of Medemblik, Heusden, Gorcum, Veere, Geertruidenberg, and Arnemuiden. Like those other garrisons, they had then renounced their allegiance to the States and professed themselves the servants only of the Queen of England, though Elizabeth had given them no encouragement and had refused to take them into her pay.[6][7]8]

A few years later there was a group of Englishmen under the Separatist Protestant leader, Henry Barlow, that left London in 1593 and made their way to Naarden and finally settled in Amsterdam in 1596. In 1595 the protestant deacon in Naarden Christopher Bowman, was associated to John Paget, a chaplain for a Scots Regiment in Dutch Service. Bowman, was tarred and feathered by his congregation before they left for Amsterdam and was called, “Judas the purse-bearer in Narden” due to receiving money from the burgomasters. The congregation he served was called “de Engelsche van Naerden” or “les Anglois de Nerden”.[9][10]

Early Records

Koptienden Naarden 1577 folio 12 tm 17
Gerrit roeloffsz overgen van Jonge gerrit dircksz – ii set
Aert Jansz Lap de Jonge overgen van Jan Henr Dircksz – i set vij cop afgeset op mr Lambt Lap – viij cop facit viij cop
Lambt Willemsz rayemackers overgen van foeck Jansz – i set
Ghysbert cornelisz overgen van Huybert Jansz – iij set
Gerrit claes gysbertsz overgen van Henr Schout dyrcksz – i set
Anthonis thununsz overgen van Henr schout diricksz – i set van Jan Petersz – i set
facit – ii set
Rutger reyersz overgen van Jan meynsz tonis – ii set

Koptienden Naarden (by Lucas de Gooijer) Various

1548 -1600 (Various Records) Gerrit Claesz Quijck 9
1593 Gerrit Claesz Quick
1626 Gerrit Claesz Quijck 8
1651 Gerrit Claesz Quick
1662 Gerrit Willemsz Quijck 14

An Interesting Marriage Record in Leiden of a Soldier born in Naarden

Tomas Andriesz born in Naarden, residing in Naarden Garrison. professional soldier. Bride Jacopbmyntgen Pieters born in Honschoten. Marriage December 29th 1600 in Leiden
Getuigen (Witnesses) bruidegom: Huybrecht Jansz bekende - Adriaen Maerten bekende – Getuigen (Witnesses) bruid: Tryntge Pieters zuster - Martyntge van der Putten bekende [11]

Quick of Amersfoort, Hoogland, Soest, & Scherpenzeel, Netherlands

There are Quick’s documented in the area around Amersfoort from land records stored in of the Abbey of St Paul in Utrect.[12]  The surname Quick is translated from charters and the same records coincide with a family named Quint and tied with the surname “Quint Van Wildeland or Wildelant”. The Quint Van Wildelant family has a small published family tree [13] It is possible that the families are one and the same and seem to have a connection either by marriage or direct descendance.

The Van Quint (Quick) Family from Genealogische en Heraldische Bladen Maandblad Voor; Geslacht-Wapen- en Zegelkunde, Volume 2


[1] Jennifer Spinks, Charles Zika, Disaster, Death and the Emotions in the Shadow of the Apocalypse, 1400–1700
(Springer, Sep 23, 2016) pgs. 99-102
[2] Martha Pollack, Cities at War in Early Modern Europe (Cambridge University Press), Aug 9, 2010 pg. 175
[3] Van Spaans beleg tot Bataafse tijd: Alkmaars stedelijk leven in de 17de en 18de eeuw, (Walburg Pers, Alkmaar, 1980) pg. 102, Utrecht ontboden en bij resolutie van de Staten van Holland van 4 maart 1579 werd hem met de Haarlemse burgemeester, goudsmid en kaartenmaker Thomas Thomasz. de versterking van Naarden en later die van Muiden opgedragen Hij legde versterkingen aan in Kampen (1580) en Tiel (1585) en ontwierp de Schenkenschans (1586). Toen de komst van de Armada dreigde (1588), werd hij met de burgemeesters van Alkmaar en de drie Westfriese steden aangewezen
[4] J.L. Berggren; Jonathan Borwein, Pi: A Source Book (Peter Borwein 13 January 2014) pg. (unk)
[5] Lady Georgina Anne Bertie, Five Generations of a Loyal House: Part 1 (England, Rivingtons, 1845) pgs. 161-62
[6] Richard Bruce Wernham, Cal. of State Papers of The Reign of Elizabeth, Vol XXI, Part II June 1586-Mar 158, pgs. 267-68, Naerdem. – 1 company; 230 men
[7] Sophie Crawford Lomas & Allen B. Hinds, Cal. of State Papers of The Reign of Elizabeth, Vol XXI, Part III April-Dec 1587. Pg 264, two then in garrison and the like being done by those in Naerden and Sevenbergen
[8] Richard Bruce Wernham, Cal. of State Papers of The Reign of Elizabeth, Vol XXIII Jan-July 1589, pgs. XI-XV, 1,38,65-6,89,108,177
[9] Keith L. Sprunger, Dutch Puritanism: A History of English and Scottish Churches of the Netherlands in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (Wipf and Stock Publishers, Oct 14, 2016) Pgs. 48-9
[10] John Stoye, English Travellers Abroad, 1604-1667: Their Influence in English Society and Politics, (Yale University Press, 1989) Pg. 193
[11] Erfgoed Leiden (Netherlands), Leiden, Church records marriages Nederlands Hervormd Ondertrouw (1575- 1795), Part: 4, Period: 1597-1602, Leiden, archive 1004, inventory number 4, NH Ondertrouw D. maart 1597 - mei 1602., folio D - 121v
[12] Repertorium Op De Lenen En TIjnsen Van De Abdij Sint Paulus, 1221-1667 door J.C. Kort †Dit repertorium is afkomstig uit de nalatenschap van de heer Kort. Het kan zijn dat het repertorium nog niet af was. Bij twijfel is het altijd raadzaam om het originele register te raadplegen
[13] Wittert Van Hoogland, Genealogische en Heraldische Bladen Maandblad Voor; Geslacht-Wapen- en Zegelkunde, Volume 2 (Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie en Heraldiek, Netherlands, 1907) pgs. 459-60