de Ram van Hagedoorn


WARNING: Note that this genealogy is now founded on the work of Prof. Dr. Leune, which confirms some and rejects most of the preceding genealogy here published.  Through his good work, a significantly more accurate and improved pedigree is now given:

A1. Jacques de Ram, probably born in 1510, lived at Bailleul in French Flanders; was an active participant in the reformation in that neighbourhood; mentioned in a list of convicts during the period 1567-1573; his estates were forfeited and he was condemned to banishment; m. Marie N. N.

B1. Théodore (Thierry/Diederik) de Ram, b. ca. 1535, probably in Bailleul, d. bef. 6 Feb 1608, m. 1stly Isabeau de Ghistelles, daughter of Guillaume de Ghistelles and his wife Isabeu van der Burcht; m. 2ndly bef. 5 Oct 1586, Esther de Cerf (in her 2nd marriage; m. 1stly 1574[4] François de Bonmarché, Lord of Assenbourgh. She d. 24 Dec 1604 and was buried at the Koorkerk in Middelburg), daughter of François de Cerf, Lord of Hagedoorn and his wife Elisabeth Vincx.[2,3]
  • B1. *by 1* Jacques de Ram, m. Marguerite de Praet, dite de Moerseke, without issue.[1]
  • B2. *by 1* Jean Corneille Ram, Lord of Assenbourg, Captain, d. March 1609, bur at the Koorkerk, Middelburg, m. to Françoise de Bonmarché [1](b. 1576), daughter of François de Bonmarché, lord of Assenbourg, and his wife Esther de Cerf (Jean Corneille's stepmother)[1].[2,3,5]
    • C1. Elisabeth de Ram, d. 27 Jul 1624, bur. Koorkerk, Middelburg.
    • C2. Louis de Ram, Lord of Assenbourg, bailiff of Steenbergen, Cruysland and Heene, b. abt. 1590, bur. Steenbergen 24 Feb 1656, m. 1stly 22 May 1639 at Gastel, Steenbergen, to Lady Maria Brouw (bur. 8 Mar 1640 at Steenbergen[6]), daughter of the former Governor of Vlissingen, Lieutenant-General William Brown; m. 2ndly at Groote Kerk, Bergen-op-Zoom, to Odilia van der Rijt van Broechem[7] (d. bef. 18 Jul 1674), daughter of Willem van der Rijt, Lord of Wuustwezel and Westdoorne and his wife Judith van Aeswijn.[2,3,5]. No issue is known by either marriage.
    • C3. Charles de Ram, lieutenant, d. bef 14 Mar 1646, unmarried, and was inherited by his brother Louis and his sister Françoise.
    • C4. Françoise de Ram, mentioned 21 Mar 1646 to 23 Jan 1668.
    • C5. Diederik de Ram, a scribe, m. Margriete Jans, from Sluis.
    • B3. *by 1* Jean de Ram, d. without issue.[1]
    • B4. *by 2* Dorothea de Ram, b. at Tholen, d. 3 Dec 1629, m. at Sluis 12 Oct 1616 to Johan Ruysch van Wayestein, Captain, son of Hugo Ruysch van Wayesteyn and Wilhelmina van Elderen.
    • B5. *by 2* François de Ram van Hagedoorn, Lord of Hagedron, governor of Steenbergen castle, bur. at Steenbergen 29 Jun 1666, m. 1stly 15 Jul 1640 at the town of Steenbergen to Maria van Thienen (in her 2nd marriage, m. 1stly N. N. van Wijngarten; she d. between 1642 and 1644), daughter of Andries van Thienen and Elisabeth Rataller.[6]. He m. 2ndly at Sluis 18 Dec 1644 to Machdelena van Bomberghen, daughter of Daniel van Bomberghen, mayor of Sluis, and his wife Catharine d'Oulart.
      • C1. *by 2* François de Ram van Hagedoorn, Lord of Hagedoorn, bap. 29 Oct 1645 at Steenbergen[8], Major of infantry regiment 665b from 20 January 1673 to 1675; Lieutenant-colonel there 11 Aug 1674 to 31 May 1680; Colonel 15 February 1680 to 14 February 1691 [9]; d. at Steenbergen 19 Nov. 1701, bur. Buurkerk, Utrecht, m. 1stly at Utrecht 22 Feb 1686 to Elisabeth Ruysch (d. at Steenbergen 1 Sep 1687, bur. 4 Sep 1687), daughter of Hugo Diederick Ruysch, Lord of Wayestein and his wife Elisabeth van Asch van Wijck; m. 2ndly at The Haag 12 Mar 1688 to Geertruyt Hooft (in her 2nd marriage; m. 1stly Dirk Brasser. She, who was b. 18 Dec 1644 at Amsterdam, d. Sep. 1690, bur. at Steenbergen 22 Sep 1690), daughter of Hendrik Hooft and Agatha Hasselaer; m. 3rdly at Bilt in Utrecht 20 Sep 1696 to his first wife's cousin, Fredrika Ruysch (she was alive in Utrecht 28 Jan 1706), daughter of Pieter Ruysch and Cornelia van Helewijn.
        • D1. *by 1* Magdalena Elisabeth de Ram van Hagedoorn, chr. at Steenbergen 18 Jun 1687, d. as the last member of the de Ram family at Steenbergen, at Bergen-op-Zoom, 21 Nov 1752, bur. 1 Dec 1752, m. at Utrecht 11 Jul 1706 to Henrik Magnus von Buddenbrock.[11, 12]
        • D2. *by 1* François de Ram van Hagedoorn, m. Bernhardina Borre van Amerongen, daughter of Dirk Borre van Amerongen.[10]
    • C3. Françoise de Ram.[2,3] Probably married to Pieter Ruysch (in his 2nd marriage, m. 1stly N. N. van Halewijn; m. 3rdly Maria Trip).
Leune, H. (2012) Het geslacht De Ram en het landgoed Ekelenberg in Steenbergen. Capelle a.d. Ijssel: Self-published.

[1] de Vegiano, J. C. J. (1865) Nobiliaire des Pays-Bas et du Comté de Bourgogne, vol. 2. Gand: F. et E. Gyselynck, p. 826

[2] Gilliodts-van Severen, L., Weale, W. H. J., van den Bussche, E., & Gaillard, E. (1868) La Flandre: revue des monuments d'histoire et d'antiquiés, Volume 2. Bruges: Gailliard & Co., p. 25: "'T hof van Haesebrouck, de 32 mesures, avec 4 arrière-fiefs, Hérité, en 1668 par Françoise de Ram, après Louis de Ram, son frère, fils de Jean, qui était fils de Théodore de Ram. Ce dernier acheta cétte terre, en 1576, à Gilles de Ghistelles. Ce fief appartint d'abord à la maison de Haesebrouck."

[3] Goemaere, J. (1897) Coutumes des pays et comté de Flandre: Quartier de Furnes, Volume 4, p. 188: "Jean van Hasebrouc, 1365. Marie, fille de Thierri van Bambeke, 1453, Joos de Ghistelles, d'Eckelsbeke. Son fils Jean. Thierri de Ram, par achat, 1576. Jean-Corneille, son fils. Louis, son fils. Sa soeur Francoise, 23 janvier 1668."

[4] de Vegiano, J. C. J. (1865) Nobiliaire des Pays-Bas et du Comté de Bourgogne, vol. 2. Gand: F. et E. Gyselynck, p. 412, states that this marriage took place in 1577, although it would seem more likely that the marriage to Théodore took place in this year, if we assume that the daughter, Françoise de Bonmarché, is born in 1576.

[5] de Vegiano, J. C. J. (1865) Nobiliaire des Pays-Bas et du Comté de Bourgogne, vol. 2. Gand: F. et E. Gyselynck, p. 412, gives the parentage of Jean Corneille de Ram as that of de Ram and Ghistelles, and the issue of the marriage as "François de Ram, seigneur de Haghedoorne". This contradicts Gailliard, J. (1857) Bruges et le Franc ou Leur Magistrature et Leur Noblesse. Vol, 1, Bruges: J. Gaillard, p. 185, which states that François was the son of Théodore in his second marriage with Esther de Cerf (unless there is another François to include generation-wise this is highly unlikely). Support for the former statement, however, is given by the ownership of the estate of Hasebrouck, for which see notes 2 and 3 above. Consequently, we follow the Nobiliaire. We can further conclude that the Louis which is there stated to be the son of Jean-Corneille must be the same as the Louis who was governor of Steenbergen as the estate of Assenbourg appears to have come to him from his maternal grandfather, François de Bonmarché. Cf. Cercle royal archéologique, littéraire et artistique de Malines, Koninklijke Kring voor Oudheidkunde, Letteren en Kunst van Mechelen, vol. 1-3, 1889, which states that damoiseau Louis de Ram, was lord of Assenbourg, and baillif of Steenbergen, Cruysland and Heene. That François de Ram, Lord of Hagedoorn must have been his brother, is given in two separate articles in Taxandria, vol. 3, 1896, p. 307 and vol. 12, 1905, pp. 103-194 respectively, which is also the source for François' marriage to Marie van Thienen.

[6] Taxandria, vol. 12, 1905, pp. 193-194.

[7] Cercle royal archéologique, littéraire et artistique de Malines, Koninklijke Kring voor Oudheidkunde, Letteren en Kunst van Mechelen, vol. 1-3, 1889. This this is Louis' second marriage is given by Odilia being his widow.

[8] Taxandria, vol. 12, 1905, pp. 193-194. The name of the mother at the christening is given as Magdalena Ram, not Maria, but these are occasionally interchangeable names. It is however possible that the mother should be someone other than the woman here indicated.

[9] Ringoir, H. (1981) "Hoofdoficieren der Infanterie van 1568 tot 1813" in Bijdragen van de Sectie Militaire Geschiedenis (BSMG), no. 9.

[10] Navorscher, 1880, p. 627.

[11] In Navorscher, 1880, p. 627, she is inaccurately stated as having died unmarried, which might stem from the fact that she has disappeared from the local records and moved to Sweden, where she remained until her husband's death.

[12] There is a large number of documents in the archives of Utrecht where Hendrick Magnus von Buddenbroek and his wife, Magdalena de Ram therein mentioned as the daughter of the deceased François de Ram, carry out processes against various people, oftentimes in relation to the will of her father, François, which was made out on the 7th Jun 1695. The 23 March 1702, in file number 124, we note that the two children of the deceased François de Ram and his widow, Friederika Ruysch, are splitting up the estate of the deceased. The children are not named, but must have been Magdalena and François the youngest. Another process is at work on the 15 December 1701, where Friederika Ruysch has a governor appointed over the children.



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