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Chapter 3: The Daniel Varlet Family

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The family of Daniel Varlet and Sara Stafmakers

 

by Cor Snabel and Elizabeth A. Johnson

 

 

 

Daniel Varlet was born in Cologne in 1597, a son of Nicolaes Varlet and Francina Jacobs. As his siblings did, he came to live in Amsterdam. On the 21st of January 1623 Daniel Varlet and Sara Stafmakers announced their intention to marry in Amsterdam. [1]

 

Daniel Verlet of Cologne, pharmacist, age 26 years, having no parents, accompanied by Jan Giles, his brother, residing in the Warmoesstraat, & Sara Staffmaeckers, age 21 years, accompanied by Davit Stafmacker & Catharina Willekens, residing as [mentioned] before.

 

His wife, Sara Stafmakers, was baptized on the 4th of March 1599 in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam, [2] a daughter of David Stafmakers and Catharina Willekens.

 

The children of Daniel Varlet and Sara Stafmakers were:

 

i. David Varlet, baptized in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam on the 26th of November 1623. [3] Sponsors were David Stafmakers and Catrijna Varlet. He died after 1686, probably unmarried. [4]

ii. Daniel Varlet, baptized in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam on the 7th of January 1625. [5] He died after 1686, probably unmarried. [4]

iii. Catrijna Varlet, baptized in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam on the 10th of May 1626. [6] Sponsors were Caspar Varlet and Catharina Willekens. She died before 1632.

iv. Francina Varlet, baptized in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam on the 3rd of August 1627. [7] She died unmarried and was buried in the Oude Zijds Kapel in Amsterdam on the 25th of July 1675. [8] At the time of her death she dwelled on the Singel in Amsterdam, in the house called "Eijlant van Cyprus."

v. Sara Varlet, baptized in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam on the 15th of March 1629. [9] Sponsors were Pieter Varlet and Sara Stafmakers. She died after 1667, probably unmarried.

vi. Jonathan Varlet, baptized in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam on the 28th of February 1630. [10] Sponsor was Jacques Jaket. He married in Amsterdam on the 30th of April 1650 to Anna Wechter, [11] who was buried in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam on the 8th of December 1682. [12] Jonathan died 14 years after their marriage and was buried in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam on the 21st of October 1664. [13]

vii. Cornelia Varlet, baptized in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam on the 13th of April 1631. [14] Sponsors were Francois Stafmakers and Wijntje Aerjean. She died after 1662, probably unmarried.

viii. Cattrijn Varlet, baptized in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam on the 12th of August 1632. [15] Sponsors were Antony Hendrix and Catharina Willekens.

ix. Susanna Varlet, baptized in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam on the 28th of December 1634. [16] Sponsors were Jacob Jacobsz. van Ceulen and Barbara Stafmakers.

x. Anneken Varlet, baptized in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam on the 19th of June 1636. [17] Sponsors were Abraham Varlet and Catharina Willekens. She married her cousin Cornelis Varlet and died in Diever, Drenthe (province), Netherlands, on the 1st of May 1723. [18]

xi. Abraham Varlet, baptized in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam on the 19th of June 1636. [19] Sponsors were Antony Hendrix and Margrietje Varlet.

xii. Fransoijs Varlet, baptized in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam on the 3th of December 1637. [20] Sponsors were Arnout Vriesenburch, Judith Tentenier and Barbara Stafmakers. He died before 1640.

xiii. Nicolaes Varlet, baptized in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam on the 26th of May 1639. [21] Sponsors were Arnout Vriesenburch and Marija (surname illegible). He married first, Alida de Kempenaer, and second, Anna Gribius. Nicolaes was buried in the Walloon Church in Amsterdam on the 13th of March 1685. [22]

xiv. Francoijs Varlet, baptized in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam on the 9th of August 1640. [23] Sponsors were Nicolaes de Pon and Barbara Stafmakers.

 

Daniel Varlet died in 1642, leaving behind his wife, Sara Stafmakers, with twelve underaged children, the oldest 18 years old and the youngest only 16 months. His brother Pieter made the following entry in his family register. [18] He writes (translated):

 

1642. Daniel Varlet, our brother, is resting in the Lord in Dunkirk at the home of Squire Franciscus Hiel, at half past one in the night between the 1st and the 2nd January, of sound mind, in the presence of cousin Jaques J. van Keulen, and is buried on the 3rd ditto outside Dunkirk at the Geuzenkerkhof. God grant him a holy resurrection.

 

On the 23rd of October 1662 five daughters of Daniel Varlet and Sara Stafmakers bought a house together, from Jan Baptiste van Rensselaer. [24]  The house was situated in the Wolvenstraat in Amsterdam, and had been purchased by Killiaen van Rensselaer on the 6th of December, 1617. These five daughters were Francina (age 35), Sara (33), Cornelia (31), Cathalina (30) and Anna (26), all of whom were at that time unmarried. Their mother, Sara Stafmakers was then 63 years old. Perhaps Sara had indicated that she was ready to retire, or wished to sell her house. She died less than two years later.

 

The Aantekening der Familie der Varletten, the family register of births, marriages and deaths, which had been started by Pieter Varlet (1598-1661), was now in the keeping of his daughter Francijna (1631-1717). About the death of her aunt, she writes (translated): [18]

 

Sara Stafmaker, widow of Daniel Varlet, died around 8 o'clock on Monday morning, the 21th of July 1664 in Hoorn, after she had been sick for thirty-three weeks following a severe accident, and was buried the next Thursday the 24th ditto in the Oude Kerk.

 

The nature of the accident that had befallen Sara Staffmaker Varlet was not disclosed, but she died at age 65, the mother of fourteen children, and grandmother of several.

 

 

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NOTES AND SOURCES

 

1. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: ondertrouwregister, akte 427p398. Marriage intentions, Amsterdam, 21 Jan. 1623: "Daniel Verlet van Ceulen, apotheker, out 26 jaren, geen ouders hebbend, geasst. met Jan Giles, sijn broeder, woont in de Warmoesstraat, & Sara Staffmaeckers, out 21 jaren, geasst. met Davit Stafmacker & Catharina Willekens, woont als voorn." (transcription from digital image and translation by Cor Snabel and Elizabeth A. Johnson)

2. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: doopregister, akte 3p169.

3. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: doopregister, akte 6p65.

4. David and Daniel Varlet bought a house together in the Foeliedwarsstraat in Amsterdam, in 1686: Stadsarchief Amsterdam: kwijtscheldingen, akte 64p16v. (transcription from digital image and translation by Cor Snabel and Elizabeth A. Johnson)

5. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: doopregister, akte 40p287.

6. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: doopregister, akte 6p142.

7. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: doopregister, akte 40p407.

8. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: begraafregister, akte 1063p158.

9. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: doopregister, akte 6p233.

10. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: doopregister, akte 6p266.

11. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: ondertrouwregister, akte 467p606. Marriage intentions, Amsterdam, 30 April 1650: "Jonathan Verlitt van A(msterdam), out 21 jaren, geasst. met sijn moeder Sara Staefmaker, wonend op NZ Achterburgwal & Anna Wechter van ----, out 27 jaren, wonend als voorn. nog een moeder hebbend." (transcription from digital image and translation by Cor Snabel and Elizabeth A. Johnson)

12. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: begraafregister, akte 1056p243.

13. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: begraafregister, akte 1074p15.

14. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: doopregister, akte 6p302.

15. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: doopregister, akte 6p344.

16. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: doopregister, akte 7p23.

17. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: doopregister, akte 7p91.

18. Aantekening der Familie der Varletten. Drents Archief, access nr. 0604, inv. nr. 014.

19. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: doopregister, akte 7p91.

20. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: doopregister, akte 7p154.

21. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: doopregister, akte 7p211.

22. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: begraafregister, akte 1130p339.

23. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: doopregister, akte 7p258.

24. Stadsarchief Amsterdam: kwijtscheldingen, akte 53p33. (transcription from digital image and translation by Cor Snabel and Elizabeth A. Johnson)

 

 

Next: : The Pieter Varlet Family

 

 

© 2008, Cor Snabel and Elizabeth A. Johnson

 

 

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