'Bijdrage betreffende de eerste vijf leden van de stamreeks van het geslacht Tellegen, door Mejuffrouw H Mijnssen,' De Nederlandse Leeuw Maandblad, 1943, 61st Jaargang

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Bijdrage betreffende de eerste vijf leden van de stamreeks van het geslacht Tellegen

  • by H. Mijnssen
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  • The Dutch Lion Monthly issue from the Royal Dutch Society for Genetics and Heritage, Located in the Hague. 1943, 61st annual volume. p. 193-198. Link (original Dutch): [1]

Rough (English) translation of original Dutch:

Contribution concerning the first five members of the lineage of the genus Tellegen[1]

Written by H. MIJNSSEN.


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On 5 September 1631 [2] Jenneken Pflips was summoned and on 17 August 1632[3] Jan Thonissen and his wife were summoned by request of Jan Telgen, in Gietelo, under Voorst [Veluwe], to pay 15 guilders and 2 pcs. Others bought beer on 3 August 1675,[4] and did not pay the required 41 guilders, 5 stuivers to Anthony Tellegen despite only the farmers from Gietelo having "consumed" the drinks. This potentially means these Jan and Anthony Tellegen were father and son, and they were probably brewers or innkeepers.

An entry in the Gietel Marketbook, [5] which was a different, market-focused compilation, brought this to light among others at the Pol house, the Gietel court case, at the inn called "the Zutphen" or "in den Nijmegen.” However, it did not initially state to whom the inn belonged until describing a meeting on 15 May 1622,[6] at "den Kills" (outside of Deventer) where it was decided that in a fortnight (on May 29)[7] "they would reconvene in Nijmegen near Gietelo at the home of Jan Telgen."

There is no mention of Cornelis Tellegen, brewer in Gietelo and son of Anthony, who was also an innkeeper there.

Willem Tellegen, brother or half-brother of Cornelis, left the Veluwe and settled in Westervoort, where he as his son, Anthoni, held the office of commissioner for criminal investigation department, which fell under the administrative authority in Amsterdam.

This Cornelius married Wilhelmina Warnsinck from Groenlo and later became a citizen there.

Their son, Dr. Reynoldus Lambertus Tellegen, was a medical doctor in Groenlo (like his great grandfather, Dr. Reijnoldus Warnsinck). He married Theodora Cunera Heydenrijck and they had twelve children, all baptized in Groenlo.

I would like to mention here that in the "het geslacht Weijn" genealogy and notes, in addition to the related lineage collected by F. J. H. Banning in Groenlo, the Tellegen family begins with Antoni Tellegen and a Joachim Tellegen, son of Cornelius. As for the name Tellegen, it could be that this comes from:

  • the hamlet of Telgt (45 minutes from Ermelo)
  • Tilligte (northwest of Denekamp in Overijssel)
  • "Hof de Telligen" (near Drempt; also called "de Telling")
  • the old town of Telgte (in Münster, Westphalia)

In the last case, perhaps it came from the ancestry of Jan Thoniss. Telgen, from Alen, who lived in Arnbanns, had his marriage banns (with Grietje Matthysen) posted on 5 June 1648. There is also an Alen or Aalden in Drente (southwest of Zweelo).

Because this Jan Thoniss. Telgen (a bachelor journeyman) married there in 1648, he cannot be the same innkeeper named Jan Telgen who was overseeing an establishment called "den Nymwlegen” and (along with his unnamed wife) presented a complaint [regarding the farmers' lack of payment for consumed beers] on 15 September 1625.[8]

Artist's rendition of the Tellegen family crest, 2021.

The Tellegen Insignia

In the Armorial Général of J. B. Rietstap, the Tellegen insignia is described as: in white silver, a red greyhound rearing up, with a red collar with gold yellow edges and rings. In the seals held by the state archives in Gelderland, the hound appears both leaping and on its hind legs; though all crests show a hound, not all show a collar.

The oldest known lacquer print of the seal of |Cornelius Tellegen, vassal of the Deventer Proosdij, appears in the archives of the Gelderse Leenkamer on 1 February 1699. Unfortunately, it shows nothing of the insignia as the imprint is too flat. Crest: the profile of a collared hound lying on ground. In the same source, the imprint of the seal of Antony Tellegen (vassal of Borculo) clearly shows a jumping dog.[9] Crest: the hound's profile. Actum Groenlo, 28- 6-1755.[10]

III. Data concerning the first five members of the lineage of the Tellegen family, as well as of Cornelis Tellegen and Jan Tellegen, brothers or half-brothers of Willem.

Jan Telgen

Jan [Johan] Telgen, Telli[n]gen, listed as an innkeeper in "die Herberghe, Genaempt in den Nymwegen" in Gietelo south of Voorst [Veluwe] from 15 May 1622[11] to his death, which occurred between 15 and 20 November 1651.[12] He was owner of a homestead in Gietelo as of 25 May 1632[13] and is a magistrate in Voorst in 1623.[14] If he is the same Jan Telli(n)gen from Epe,[15] then he is also mentioned several times in disputes from Voorst.

It is not clear whether Jan is the same person as a Jan Telligen who married Aelfgen Hendrix on 29 January 1640.[16] The latter Jan was from a field near Appen, which was splintered from the Stakenborch [Stackenborgh] forest fiefdom in the land of Veluwe, Voorst Parish, Gietelo hamlet.

Anthoni Telgen

Anthoni [Thonis, Theunis, Tonnis] [van] Telgen [Telli[n]gen], although not definitively proven, was very likely the son of Jan Telgen. He was also an innkeeper at "den Nymwegen" in Gietelo and is named as such from 14 April 1660[17] to 19 June 1682.[18] However, per the Gietelsche Markengericht, Anthoni was already at "den Nymwegen" on 23 August 1655[19] when people were gathered in "Gietelo at the house of Telligen." He, too, was fined several times for participating in brawls.[20][21][22] Anthoni died between 7 September 1691 and 10 February 1692, per his son Willem's marriage record.[23] Anthoni became a widower upon the death of his first wife, Swaentje Driessen, and later married Anna Wetters in Arnhem on 12 December 1657. Anna died sometime after witnessing her grandson (Antoni Tellegen's) baptism on 7 December 1695. She was the daughter of Willem Wetters, who was a citizen of Arnhem.

August 3, 1675. Concerning Baron Wijnandt van Renesse, lord 'tot den Poll', plaintiff on one side, and on the other side Anthoni Telgen, in place of his wife Anneken Wetters, or (in case he does not want to concern himself with this matter) Anneken Wetters herself.
  • [that] in the year 1673 she, during the withdrawal of the French (troops) from Kampen, [the French] lying with their munitions and baggage in ships on the river IJssel in the vicinity of Wilp and Voorst, and coming into the hamlet of Gietelo to requisition some horses to bring the aforementioned ships higher (up along the river),
  • [and then when] the inhabitants did not cooperate, [Anneken] said that she wanted to betray De Poll, because of which it [then] came to pass, that the French not only violently damaged the plaintiff's house, and had the same opened under further threats, also took two of the plaintiff's horses with them, which he received back at his house after 8 days in a very exhausted and poor state, [and they] also took a cloak from the [the plaintiff], a couple of pistol holsters, and also turkeys, chickens and other provisions, which the plaintiff, both for the affront and other damages, reckons a sum of 500 guilders.
The court has heard what the defendant has said in their defence, and considering what had to be considered, are rejecting the claim in case of injury in the name of the defendant done by pleading; understanding that slander has occurred and that on the contrary a good counterargument was made with compensation of the (court) costs for (those) reasons.

From Anthoni Telgen's first marriage:

  • Jan [Johannes], who died sometime after 5 June 1729, after witnessing the baptism of Helena Tellegen (daughter of dr. van Wilhelmus and Apolania Betuw) on 27 August 1693, and Antonius Franciscus Telleghen (son of |Cornelius and Bernardina Joochums).

From the second marriage:

Cornelius Tellegen

Corneli[u]s Tellegen [Telgens], a brewer in Gietelo,[24] named in an inheritance in Veluwe in 1723.[25] Although the Gietelsche Markengericht met several times "at the home of Cornelis Tellegen,"[26] it is unclear if this habitual meeting space was located at "den Nymwegen" or in one of his new houses. His death was announced in Voorst on 23 April, and he was buried in the church; he was named as the son of the late Antoni Tellgen, and married (as a bachelor from Gietelo; banns posted on 8 August) in the region of Duistervoorde on 29 August 1697, to Bern[h]ardina Brouwer[s] (the daughter of Jochem Adolphs and Aleida).

December 1, 1699. Cornelis Telgens and his wife, residing in the jurisdiction of Voorst, vassals of Deventer Proosdij, "a sixth part of the Bellerensinck estate, in the jurisdiction of Voorst," located in Gietelo parish, provosty of that rural property.[27] August 1, 1694. Cornelis Tellegen is mentioned as being fined in Voorst because he beat "a guest on the head with a chair to collect payment."[28] July 22, 1717.[29] Cornelis Tellegen and his wife take out a mortgage on their home, tavern, barn, and land; these were purchased on 8 August 1697, the day their marriage banns were published, and a "new house or mason's house" was built there. All properties are located in the jurisdiction of Voorst, near Gietelo, and this mortgage was repaid on 19 May 1724.[30] January 3, 1725. They take out a new mortgage on this real estate.[31] July 3, 1728. Bernardina Brouwers[s], who is now the widow of Tellegen,[32] is mentioned as assisted by her custodian Jan Tellegen in leaving all her remaining possessions to "Miss Marya Tellegen," who gave them to her as a gift.[33]

Cornelis Tellegen and his wife probably had 14 children, 12 of whom were baptized at Duistervoorde Parish (including Joachim, born 23 April 1712).

Willem Tellegen

Willem Tellegen was a customs officer in Westervoort in 1694,[34] 1710,[35] and 1727.[36] He was baptized in 1664 or 1665, and his wedding banns posted and proclaimed in Voorst on February 5. He (the son of Anna Wetters and the late Anthoni Tellegen) married Appollonia in de Betouwe (maiden daughter of Henrik, from Doesburg and now residing in Voorst) at Duistervoorde Parish on 23 October 1692.

January 18, 1712. Wilhelm Zwellingen, inspector in Westervoort., buys a house in the Meypoortstraat in Doesburg.[37]

From this marriage:

  • Helena Tellegen, baptized in Duiven on 27 August 1693. Witnesses were Jo[hann]es Tellegen and Anna Wetters. She is presumably the same 'Helena Lijdwiena Tellegen' who appears with Lambert Wenink in (Dutch reformed church) marriage banns on 7 April 1720 in Voorst; they obtained their marriage certificate from Westervoort and married there. She was later announced as "Helena Lydwiena Tellegen, widow of Werink" by the reformed church in Groenlo.
Antoni Tellegen

Antoni Tellegen was baptized in Duiven on 12 July 1695; Anna Wetters and Cornelis Tellegen were witnesses. He was a police officer on horseback in Westervoort[38] and a citizen of Groenlo.[39] He was married in the Dutch reformed church, with his banns posted in Westvoort on 2 May 1731, and his certificate obtained in Groenlo from the magistrate. (The banns from 17 April 1731, name him as a bachelor from Westervoort, son of the late Willem Telgen.) He married Wilhelmina Warnsink, daughter of Dr. Reinoldus and Bernhardina Backs of Backhuis.[40] There are no records naming Wilhelmina[41] as a child of this couple, who baptized their children Anna Helena (7 April 1693) and Maria Elisabeth (4 March 1698) in the Dutch reformed church. In the declaration of marriage in Groenlo, Wilhelmina Warnsink is referred to as the "m[aiden] d[aughter] of the late 'Arnold' Warsink, who was a local medical doctor during his lifetime." At the baptisms of his four sons and two daughters in Groenlo, he is always named as "Reinold," except for the baptism of Gerhardus Theodorus on 12 November 1699, where he is listed as "Arnolt Warnsinck, medical doctor." Willemina Warnsinck passed away sometime between 2 May 1731, and 12 January 1737.

January 12, 1737. Antony Telliger is guardian and keeper of his underaged son, Reinholdus Tellinger. He is enfeoffed with a share of the Harveldereamp located under Groenlo, with whom Arnoldus Hackenbroeck has been deprived of his rights of feudatory depiction. This was held for Wilhelmina Warnsinck starting on December 1, 1730, as she was a fief of this noble Huyae van Borculo at Zutphens, and has rightfully been borrowed for his aforementioned son, as he is entitled through the death of his mother Wilhemina Warnsinck.[42]
Reinoldus Lambertus Tellegen

Reinoldus Lambertus Tellegen, a medical doctor in Groenlo, registered as a medical student in Leiden on 21 November 1754 when he was 21. He was born in about 1733 and died in Groenlo on 16 January 1795. He was betrothed to Theodora Kunniera (Cunera) Heidenrijck (Heijdenrijk) in the Dutch reformed church of Groenlo on 26 January, in front of the city council (the original record reads "in front of the lords of the magistrate of the city") and married her on 14 (originally written as 13) February 1770. She was born on 30 March 1750 and died in Groenlo on 17 August 1789, and she was the daughter of Johan Antony and Johanna Cat[h]arina Volbier.

They had 12 children, all baptized Roman Catholics in Groenlo:

  • Jacobus Antonius, born 28 January 1771.
  • Joannes Wilhelmus, born 31 January 1774.
  • Lambertus Gerardus, born 22 April 1777.
  • Wernera Wilhelmina Francisca, born 16 December 1778.
  • Wernerus Lambertus, born 22 September 1780.
  • Cornelia Maria Catharina, born 31 December 1782.
  • Henricus Joannes, born 14 July 1784.


  1. This article is based on rounds of Miss Th. van Alff, librarian of our society, of the hrn. R.T. Muschart and J.J. Kleynhoonte, in Arnhem, and myself. It is the intention that as soon as the tynsregisters of the Veluwe can be consulted again, I will continue the investigation into the origin of Jan Telgen.
  2. Signature van Voluwe, 1631-'33, fol. 93, Voorst.
  3. Geriehtssignaat van Veluwe 1674-‘76, fol. 232, Voorst
  4. Geriehtssignaat van Veluwe 1674-‘76, fol. 232, Voorst.
  5. Markeboek van Gietel, 1603-1829.
  6. Markeboek van Gietel, 1603-1529, fol. 39
  7. Markeboek van Girtel, 1603-1829, fol. 39 verso.
  8. Signature v. Veluwe, 1625-‘27, Voorst.
  9. Medegedeeld door den hr. R. T. Muschart, Arnhem.
  10. Medegedeeld door den hl. J. J. Kleynhoonte, Arnhem.
  11. Markeboek van Gietel, 1603-1829, fol. 39 verso.
  12. Markeboek van Gietel, 1603-1829, fol. 97.
  13. Markeboek van Gietel, 1603-1829, fol. 62 verso. In 1662-‘64 there are two homesteads, one with house and garden also in Gietelo, which are under his name in the Arnhem Municipal Archives. Inv. 3938: Maaneedule v.d. verponding v.h. ampt v. Voorst [Gietel.]
  14. Gerichtssignaat van Veluwe, 1622-‘26, Voorst, 10.3 en 11 17-4-1623.
  15. Recht. arch. Veluwe, Inv. 20[2], Sententiën, 1607-‘13, Epe: 20-6-1610 en 23-6-1613, en Gerichtssignaat v. Veluwe, 1614-‘17, folio 263, Epe, 21-6-1616.
  16. Leenactenboek v. d. Geld. Leenkamer, 1635-41, fol. 158 verso.
  17. Markeboek v. Gietel, 160,3-1829, fol. 101.
  18. Als Toron, fol. 122 verso.
  19. Als voren. fol. 99 verso.
  20. Gerichtssibnaat v. Veluwe, 1641-44, Voorst, 24-5-1644.
  21. Als voren, 1661-63, Voorst, 3-8-1661.
  22. Als voren, 1690-93, Voorst, 28-6-1690.
  23. Gerichtssignaat van Veluwe 1690-93, Voorst, 9-7-1691.
  24. Markeboek van Gietel, 1603-1829, fol. 139 VO: 28-8-1707; fol. 141 c.o.: 11-5-1708; fol. 150: 7-10-1720; en Prot. Voorst, 1711-‘30, fol. 41: 12-1723.
  25. Prot. v. Voorst, 1711-‘30, Voorst, fol. 41.
  26. Markeboek van Gietel, 1603-1829, fol. 131: 23-2-1700; fol. 139 vo: 28-6-1707; fol. 144: 27-9-1712.
  27. Stadsarchief Deventer. Leenreg. der proosdij te Deventer, deel 6
  28. Gerichtssignaat v. Veluwe, 1694-‘98, Voorst: 1-8-1694.
  29. Prot. v. Voorst, 1711-‘30, Voorst, fol. 17 verso.
  30. Als voren, 1711-‘30, Voorst, fol. 17 vo.
  31. Als voren, 1711-‘30, Voorst, fol. 44 vo.
  32. Als voren, 1711-‘,30, Voorst, fol. 59.
  33. Protocol van Voorst, 1711-‘30, Voorst, fol. GO.
  34. Recht. arch. Westervoort, Minuten v. Kondschappen, 1585-1620 en 1639-1809, [1 deel]: 20-1-1694.
  35. Als voren, 5-6-1710: Commissaris W. Tellegen, als getuige, 45 á 46 jaar oud.
  36. Als voren, 28-7-1727.. "Willem Tellegen, Anthony Tellegen beijde commisen ter recherche, sorterende onder t collegie ter Admiralitijdt tot Amsterdam.”
  37. Protocol van Voluntaire acten. Stad Doesburg.
  38. Herv. trouwboek Westervoort, 1728-'71, bl. 40: 2-5-1731.
  39. Heerl. archief Enghuizen. Portef. met Ambtelijke brieven aan F. J. baron van Heekeren van Enghuizen, 1730-‘67.
  40. This couple married in the Dutch reformed church of Groenlo on 5 March 1690 as "Reinoldt Warnsingh" (a medical doctor; he was son of the late Johan Warsinck who had been mayor and steward of [Groenlo]) and Bernhardina Backs, (daughter of the late Reiner Backs of [Groenlo]). Their marriage certificate is dated April 5 in Recken, Eibergen.
  41. She was probably named after her grandmother Warnsinck. "Wilhelmina Stoutenborch". [Gerichtsprotocol van Groenlo, 1671-‘77, fol. 78 vo., 19-10-1674.]
  42. Transcript of a courtesy letter, regarding the Harvelder camp at Groenlo. In margin: "the original written on writing paper with race seal in red lacquer". Owned by Mrs. R. Hanlo in Venlo.


Thank you to Maarten Stoffels for making me aware of the existence of this document.

Thank you to Reddit user feindbild_ for helping with translation.


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