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Motte, Jacques

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Inventory #766
ArchiveGemeentearchief Amsterdam
Call NumberWK 5073/940
TypeOrphan Chamber
Family NameMotte
Owner NameMotte, Jacques
Owner Notesand his wife Anne van der Bergh
Life Dates1565 |d c. 1603
OccupationServices |a Broker
ResidenceIn de Nesse in Amsterdam
IntroductionOpten 8en aprilis 1603 syn ter ordonnancie van de heeren weesmeesteren vercoft de goederen achtergelaten by Jacques Motte ende Anne van der Bergh zyn huysvrouw.
CommentaryIn a deposition dated 1 July 1593, Nicolas Bierstet and Pieter Pouille declared that Jacques Motte had arrived in Amsterdam about 10 days earlier but that he had left town again without satisfying his creditors (Winkelman, Bronnen voor de geschiedenis van het Oostzeehandel R.G.P. 178(1981), p. 330.) Between 1595 and 1599, he was noted as a maeckelaer van de wissel, that is, a broker in transactions concerning letters of credit (ibid. pp. 186 and 194). He was 30 years old and engaged in that occupation when he made a declaration concerning the exchange rate in trade with Dantzig at the request of Cornelis Pietersz. Hooft (Winkelman, op.cit. 178(181), p. 386). He was already married in 1592, when his wife was mentioned in connection with some goods belonging to her and her husband which had been sequestered for non-payment of debts (ibid. p. 329). On 18 January 1600, Jaques Motte and Anna Mote had their son Salomon baptized in the N.K. in the presence of Salomon le Merre (DTB 38/781). On 2 April 1603, Isaack van Berghen, the uncle of the children of Jacques Motte and Anna van Berghen, was appointed guardian over these children, together with Passchier Huer (of R 26991 of Montias2). On 22 September 1611, David Motte, also an uncle of the children, replaced Isaack van Berghen as guardian (WK 5073/513). Four days after the present sale, on 12 April 1603, some goods, including jewelry, were sold at the request of Paschier Huer (on whom see the NOTES to R 20353 of Montias2). Some of the jewelry was bought by Isaack van den Bergh. It is probable that these goods also belonged to Jacques Motte and Anna van der Bergh. Jacques Motte may be identical with the maeckelaer Moote cited in 1601 (Thys Arch. 112A). Pierre (Pieter) Mote, at whose request an Orphan Chamber sale was held on 16 July 1609, was most probably a close relative of Jacques Motte.
NotaryGerrit Jansz. Bock
Total Value1780 |d 17 st.
Art Value3 |d 2 st.
# of Items8
Montias1 #669
Lot Type Artist Title Subject Verbatim Entry
0001 [ANONYMOUS] 1 groote kaert f -:11:--
0002 [ANONYMOUS] 1 bort van Salomons gebet f 1:11:--
0003 [ANONYMOUS] 1 glas bort f 2: 8:--
0004 [ANONYMOUS] 1 bort van Amsterdam f 1:16:--
0005 [ANONYMOUS] kunst ende 1 boeck van de vreemde vaert f -:15:--
0006[a] [ANONYMOUS] 2 schilderytges f 1:10:--
0006[b] [ANONYMOUS] 2 schilderytges f 1:10:--
0007 [ANONYMOUS] 1 tronije tot een owael f 1:16:--