Ridders Hagenbeeck

Lord Rudolphus von Hagenbeke, born in Sterckrade 1226, knight. The first mention in a deed of the owner of the House Hagenbeck by Dorsten Holsterhausen originates from the year 1217. At present Sterckrade belongs with Oberhausen. Hagenbeck is a Havezaat in the Bishopric of Munster in the Parish of Vehlen.

From this marriage:

1. Theodorus von Hagenbeke, mentioned on record 1328

Borg for Rudolphus dictus de Hagenbeke.

2. Everhard von Hagenbeke, born ca, 1270, died before 1338, Everhard von Hagenbeke and his brothers son Thiliman were lent by the Bishop of Munster the Estate of Hagenbeck.

3. Heilwig de Hagenbeke.

4. Rudolphus dictus von Hagenbe(c)k(e) born: 1301.

5. Henrikus von Hagenbeck.

Dorsten is a town of nearly one hour drive from Arnhem. There stood in the 13th century in Holsterhausen the estate Hagenbeck where the knightly family of Hagenb(e)cke were residents until the 16th century and from where also the family weapon came from Their possessions were in various places and found near Nijmegen, Zutphen, Doetinchem, Borculo, Kleef and Düsseldorf.

The family Hagenbeeck named the Gruter lived in Doetinchem in the 15th and 16th century where some of the family were members of the Shipping Guild. They were also feudal lords of Gelre and Keppel.

In Gelderland we find as first Johan de Oude von Hagenbeke as mentioned 1334. He reconciled himself with the Duke of Gelre and became the Duke's Feudal Lord with the promise that he opened the castle to all with exception of the Bishop and the Capital of Munster.

About 1410 we come across Dirk van Hagenbeke named de Gruter in relation to the Convent Bethlehem near Doetinchem. During the civil process of the Court of Gelderland is mentioned that Derick Hagenbeke named de Gruter sells the estate to Herman de Rode van Hekeren.

Also we found a deed from Henrick Gruter named Hagenbeck (4th April 1520) and his wife Beyle. They inherit from the testament of his brother Gerrit van Hagenbeck yearly a legacy of 1,5 Gold guilders from a camp and a piece if land named Genverkamp near the Heelstraat in the Parish of Doetinchem in the neighbourhood of IJsenvoorde. The pastor is allowed the interest of the legacy on one condition, that an early mis is sung every Sunday 10 honour the Heilige Drievuldigheid. The interest was drawn from the 25 gold guilders.

Around 1700 there lived in Borken, Düsseldorf, and Duisburg many Hagenbeke's and descendants from these families were found back in The Netherlands. There still is an amount of research to be done to find out if these branches are related. It is considered that people who lived and worked on the farms that belonged to the estates may have given themselves the names of the people that used to own these. Examples of this we find in the Achterhoek, between Barchern and Borculo and near Ruurlo, where three farms with the name "Groot Hagenbeek" and "Klein Hagenbeek" are mentioned, it may be that the people who worked on the farms also named themselves to the estates.

The estate Hagenbeek near Ruurlo.

Since 1382 there is mention of different ducal accounts of valuations (taxes) and interest from different earnings. In the second half of the 15 th century the estate is also mentioned by another name: Berninckloe. From that time on we have found information about the occupants that carried the name Hagenbeeck, They are mentioned in the richtbrieven (made out by the richter) who wrote the deeds of Ruurlo in the ducal registers.

Inhabitants of the estate Hagenbeek, Bosheurne near Barchem.

Inhabitants (tenants) of the estate of Hagenbeek were found a few times in the Faculty Archives of the Scholtambt (Scholt office) Lochem. For example when there was a difference of opinion about a payment of a tenancy. In the archives of the Counts and Dukes Gelre there were also a few found in the estimation registers and namely in the 15th and 16th century. Different families lived on the estate Hagenbeek after also giving themselves the name of Hagenbeek.

The oldest mention of the estate Hagenbeek was found in an estimation register of about 1442. lt was then that Gherit the Haigenbeke ( under Swyp and Barchem) was for one shield in the ducal estimation notified.

One thing is for sure, until 1700 branches of the family with only the name Hagenbe(e)(c)k were known in a radius of 80 kilometres of Holsterhausen.

A great part of the branches Hagenbeck in Borken, Hagenbeck in Beeck and the Dutch Indies branch are chartered. There is however, extensive research been done about the Family Hagenbeek alias Gruter in the Achterhoek.



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