Tuesday, 15 December 2009

The Prayer Book

Remember the entry on the 6th of September well here it is.
Thanks to Cliff and the internet we all can enjoy the prayer book today .
Must have been a present for his 21st birthday to William Heath.
Even the litle note that was inside,in the same handwriting and ten years later also for Williams birthday

The book was a present from his uncle the bishop of London

Sunday, 13 December 2009

The Alexander

From Rotterdam 1812 we learn:
An English vessel, the Alexander, with 16 passengers aboard,near the Holland coast had to come to land for different reasons.
The customs succeeded in Noordwijk to catch four passengers and in Zandvoort
four were also detected.
In Den Haag the police succeeded to capture the wife and daughter of a certain Philip Adam.
Adam was sharply guarded by the police
Marivault the police inspector was full of hope for the missing 6 travelers to be found, although he suspected that the fishermen continued helping people in every way.
Of the detained passengers Marivault learned how such a landing was done.
The ships came under French flag.
Usually it happened at midnight and in between Katwijk and Noordwijk.
A sailor whistled until one of them connected with the coast.
Then the same was repeated in another place.
The coast guard got a few guineas for their help and the people were then in batches of eight to ten men landed.
Marivault did everything the catch the Coast Guards red handed but without
In the night of July 4, 1812 in Noordwijk again the passengers were brought ashore, first twelve and later six.
Of these six, four were arrested.
The others, under which an Italian ,escaped
Although the Director of Customs knew of the arrival of this vessel he did not take measures
When Marivault learned that two people were arrested in July 1812 he was happy.
But it was not the end of the story.
In the newspaper we read the story of the Alexander,

Friday, 4 December 2009

What is in a name ?

The name Jeroen Nicolaas translated is Jerome Nicholas so what is in a name? We will tell you.
The Meertens Instituut knows everything there is to know about Dutch names.
We start in Dutch and then translate.Jerome Nicholas Vlieland
Jerome + Hieronymus Geslacht: m

verklaring: De bekendste variant is Jeroen. Van Gri.hierónumos`(met een) heilige naam'. Heiligennaam: St.-Hieronymus is een van de grootste en geleerdste kerkvaders geweest, hij werd ca. 342 in Dalmatië geb. Na zich in Rome een tijd beziggehouden te hebben met o.m. de herziening van de Lat. bijbelvertaling (de Vulgaat), leidde hij bij Bethlehem een klooster. Gest. 420; kerk. feestdag: 30 sept. In de middeleeuwen werd hij populair als heilige. Sint Jeroen van Noordwijk was een martelaar onder de Noormannen. Hij zou in 857 vermoord zijn. Mogelijk is naar hem ook de plaatsnaam Sint-Jeroenspolder (Ze.) genoemd. In Ndl. wordt al in een oorkonde uit 1213 van graaf Willem I een Jeronimus de Falkenburg genoemd. De naam kwam echter pas in de 15e eeuw in Zuid-Ndl. en in de 16e eeuw in Noord-Ndl. in algemeen gebruik. Jeroen Bosch, geb. 1453, droeg een in die tijd hier nog ongebruikelijke doopnaam, mogelijk o.i.v. de Hieronymianen, zoals in Den Bosch de `Broeders des gemenen levens' heetten. Een ander oud voorbeeld van het voorkomen van de naam is: Jeronimus dictus Gerom, Moergestel 1449. In Rijnland: Hieronymus, monnik, 1063 (Littger). In Eng. kwam de naam vrij vroeg voor en ook tegenwoordig is hij daar en in de VS in gebruik: Jerome K. Jerome, schrijver van het bekende `Three Men in a Boat'; in de VS Jerome Kern, componist van `Show Boat'.
and the google translation
Vertaling van het Nederlands in het Engels Romanisatie weergeven
The Meertens Institute knows everything there is to know about Dutch names.
Jerome = Hieronymus Gender m
Statement: The best known variant is Jeroen. From Gri.hierónumos`(a) holy name.
Holy Name: St-Jerome is one of the largest and most learned Fathers had, he was born about 342 in Dalmatia. After a time in Rome to have dealt with the revision of the Lat. Bible (the Vulgate), he led a monastery in Bethlehem. Gest. 420; church. Day: Sept. 30. In the Middle Ages it was popular as sacred. St. Jeroen van Noordwijk was a martyr under the Normans. He was murdered in 857. Possibly to him the city Saint Jeroen Polder (Ze.) called. In E.. is already in a charter in 1213 by William I Count Falkenburg called the one Jeronimus. The name was not until the 15th century in South Afr. and in the 16th century in North Afr. in general use. Jeroen Bosch, born. 1453, wore at that time still an unusual Christian name, the OIV Hieronymianen possible, as in Den Bosch 'Brothers of the Common Life "called. Another old example of the occurrence of the name: Jeronimus Dictus Gerome, Moergestel 1449. In Rhineland: Hieronymus, monk, 1063 (Littger). In Eng. The name came quite early on and now he is there and in use in the U.S.: Jerome K. Jerome, author of the famous 'Three Men in a Boat ", U.S. Jerome Kern, composer of` Show Boat'.
We do the same with Nicolaas.
Nicholas Gender: m
From Gri. Nike `victory 'and laos' people', the name means," victorious with (or from) the people "for this meaning cf Nicodemus. The Lat. form Nicolaus. In Acts 6.5, the name of Nicolaus already as one of the seven poor caregivers. His popularity was called in the East and the West by St. Nicholas, Bishop of Myra in Asia Minor of the SW, gest. c. 350. Most of what is told about him, is legendary. The figure legends in the forward force is actually a combination of the historic Bishop Nicholas of Myra (4th century) and the historic Bishop Nicholas of Pinara in Lycia (died 564). The worship is in the 6th century in the East. In the 9th century St. Nicholas is one of the most important saints, especially with Myra and Constantinople as centers of worship. Through south-It. (then Gri.) worship also spread to Rome and from there continue on W. Europe. There was this popular saint soon. Especially in the 10th and 11th centuries became patron saint of churches. In the diocese of Utrecht, especially since the 12th century, in Virginia. also since that time. The name was Nicholas (in various forms) at the end of the Middle Ages one of the most common names. Since St. Nicholas was patron to the school, he was the great children's friend. Several practices in connection with his feast day on December 6 go back to paganism. The mold we have already found at Odin, called Sleipnir, it was a sign of high rank. The chimney is the connection of the ordinary mortals in the center of their domestic life, with the higher beings. Zwarte Piet is a scary ghost or devil, but always by St. Nicholas in restraint. Always good, the `holy 'by far, in our Spa area. (See also Schrijnen 1930, v. 147). Not only the children but also the sailors and fishermen's St. Nicholas pattern. Other saints of this name are: Pope Nicholas I, 858-867; Nicholas of Tolentino (Tolentino), gest. 1305; church. Day: Sept. 10. See also Nils and Coleta.
Tomorrow is Saint Nicholasday.