Descendants of Klaas Jans SCHUURMAN & Trintje BRAND

Medemblik was a prosperous trading town, when in 1282, Floris V, Count of Holland, successfully invaded West Friesland and built Kasteel Radboud (below) in Medemblik. After Floris V had been murdered in 1296, the local Frisian besieged the castle, but in 1297 an army from Holland thwarted their efforts to starve out the inhabitants, which included Medemblik citizens.
Several more attacks took place in the following centuries. The most notorious of these happened in June 1517, when Medemblik was attacked from mainland Frisia by about 4000 pirates known as the Arumer Zwarte Hoop, led by Pier Gerlofs Donia and Wijard Jelckama. Many citizens fled to the castle, which the pirates unsuccessfully besieged. Eventually, they took out their fury on the town, which burned to the ground. After this the band continued their marauding path on land throughout present day North Holland.
Medemblik obtained town walls in 1572, so that the castle lost its roll as a refuge for the citizens, which led to its partially dismantling in 1578. Over the centuries the castle fell into decay, but in 1889 it became property of the crown and was restored to be used as a courthouse, which function it served until 1934. Anticipating the German invasion, the Rijksmuseum in September 1939 chose the castle as the initial hiding place of Rembrandt's Night Watch.


Kasteel Radboud in Medemblik, Noord-Holland.

Cornelis Jan 'Case' VANDERPLAS was born 1943 to Jan 'John' van der PLAS and Christina 'Stien' GUTTER in Schoorl. Noord-Holland, The Netherlands. In 1949 the family emigrated to Canada and Case was raised in Paisley, Ontario, Canada. He is a direct descendant of the captioned couple. See Case's Pedigree Chart. (click on the underlined)

To see Descendant Journals of Ancestral Families connected to Case's maternal grandfather Albert GUTTER click on highlighted families below. See Albert's Pedigree Chart.
GUTTER - VERWER (13 Generations back from Case VANDERPLAS).
SCHUURMAN - BRAND other ancestral surnames include; BUIJS & PIK .
van EGMOND - BERNARDS includes van EGMOND & KRAAY.
WAGEMAKER - HOOGLAND This family is common to both my parents making them 5th cosins.
BLOM Jacob.

To see Descendant Journals of Ancestral Families connected to Case's maternal grandmother,(click on) Jannetje MOLENAAR.

Patricia Janette' CUTTER (GUTTER) is also a direct descendant of the captioned couple on her paternal side. Click on BELL Family Journal to see the Ancestral Families on her mother Jean BELL's side.
DNA Matches to Case VANDERPLAS on Ancestry or MyHertitage* in this Family Journal;
. Click on underlined to see Relationship Chart.
Joan ZIPP - 55 cM - 3rd cousin.
Mary KOOIMAN - 22 cM - 3rd cousin once removed.
J.T. GROENESTYNE - 16 cM - 4th cousin. (son of Mary KOOIMAN)
Stephen van HAGE* - 55 cM - 4th cousin.
Roos-Marijn van HAGE* - 55 cM - 4th cousin once removed. (daughter of Sephen van HAGE)
Nieska van TATENHOVE* - 28.7 cM - 4th cousin once removed.

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