The Montias Database of 17th Century Dutch Art Inventories


Pours, Jacques de

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Inventory #357
ArchiveGemeentearchief Amsterdam
Call Number1856 fol. 34-39, film 2103
PurposeDeath inventory of debtor under court-ordered supervision
Family NamePours
Owner NamePours, Jacques de
Owner Notesand his widow Catharina Wouters [Grootwijx]
Marriage Date1629/04/27
Type of CeremonyK (Reformed Church)
OccupationMerchant (largescale) |a Wool, hops, flax
Religionprobably Reformed
IntroductionInventaris gedaen maeken bij Pieter de Ruijter deurwaerder vanden Ed. Hoogen Raede in Hollant voor inden naeme ende van wegen Catharina Wouters weduwe van Jacques de Pours, Janneken de Pours ende Marcus de Pours kinderen vanden voorn. Jaques de Pours en in die qualite vervangende de verder minderjarige kinderen vanden voors. Jaques de Pours erfgenamen int voors. cas onder benefitie van inventaris vanden voors. Jaques de Pours, bij hen luijden vanwegens de voors. raede geimpetreert in dato den i-en october 1657 van alle de goederen...bijde voorn. Jaques de Pours metter doot ontruijmt ... Postscript: Aldus [geinventariseert ende] gepryseert door Susanneken Anthonis ende Weyntje Walens geswoore schatsters ... den 14 november 1657 [met ampliatie van 16-3-1658]
CommentaryOn 16 April 1594, Marcus de Pours, widower from Hasebrouck, assisted by Joost de Zomer and Jacques Marten, was betrothed to Tanneken van Bambeecke, from Poperinge (in Southern Netherlands), assisted by Lysbeth van Bambeecke (Leiden registration, cited in Jaarboek C.B.G. 12(1981), p.52). On 17 July 1620, the honorable Tanneken van Bambeke (Bambeeck), 60, widow of Marcus de Pours, nachtebloter, declared that she was entitled to one third of the estate of Anthony Claesz. Bambeke (Bambeeck) together with Nicolaes de Pours, tailor, 21, Jacques de Pours, wool sorter (wollebescheyder), 19, and Marcus de Pours (II) 16 years old. She is satisfied with this division. She cited an obligation for 3,400 f. that Anthony Claesz. van Bambeke (apparently her nephew) had in his possession, which had been issued by Nicolaes van Bambeke, her late brother, and another issued by Elisabeth Cornelis (van der Belle), the widow of Nicolaes van Bambeke. She also cited lands in de Beemster which had been sold to Arnout Cobbaut (II) (of R 21250) (NA 372, Notary Willem Cluyt. Note that this document was misplaced among the protocols of 1635). Nicolaes van Bambeeck (II), born about 1596, and Cornelis van Bambeeck (II) dealt in Spanish wool, which helps to explain the occupation of Jacques de Pours, initially as a wool sorter and later a wool dealer (Elias, Vroedschap, p. 649). The date of Jacques de Pours' birth (about 1601) is consistent with that in his betrothal act. On 27 April 1629, Jacques de Pours, from Antwerp, merchant, 27 years old, living in Leyden, was betrothed to Catharina Wouters Grootwyx, from Amsterdam, 22, assisted by Jacques Woutersz. (of R 27003 of Montias2) and Elisabeth Grootwycx, her parents (DTB 434/133). He was still living in Leiden on 9 October 1630 when he was insinuated for having failed to pay for some sacks of wool (NA 847). On 14 August 1633, Jacques de Pours and Catharina de Pours had their daughter Johanna baptized in the O.K. in the presence of Arent van der Goes, Marcus de Pours, and Juffr. van Bambeeck (DTB 6/376). Marcus de Pours was Jcques's brother and Juffr. (Tanneken) Bambeeck, his mother. On 8 August 1634, the couple had their son Marcus (III) baptized in the N.K. in the presence of Jacques van Grootwijck (her father) (DTB 41/328). On 3 September 1636, Jacques Pours declared that he had no action on a sack of lambs' wool standing in his house nor on the castor hats (made from it?) (NA 843, Not. Hoogeboom). On 24 November 1636, Jan van der Herbrugge, sworn broker, 25, made a deposition at the request of Casper van Seller, merchant, concerning 20 beeltgens of Spanish lambs which van Seller had bought from Jacques de Pours, merchant. Pours had promised that the beeltgens would be of the same stuff as the sample that Pours had given him (van Seller) (NA 598, fol. 45, Not. Lamberti). On 19 December of the same year, the broker Hans Verschuijr declared at the request of Abraham Anthonisz. (of R 20033), as curator of the goods of Deonijs Verschuijr, that as broker for his master (Anthonisz.), he had sold Jacques de Pours six bales of Spanish wool and a bale of coarse wool for 1131 f. 4 st. to pay in cash, with a rebate for immediate payment. The wools belonged to the witness's son Michiel Jansz., who was doing business with Deonijs Verschuijr. De Pours had duly paid Deonys van de Schuijre (with the rebate) (NA 843, Not. Hoogeboom). He seem to be identical with Jaques de Poer cited in the following deposition. Jan Jeuriaesz. de Meyer, 24, declared at the request of Davidt van de Cruys that last Friday [6 February 1637] he had been at the inn called de Menniste bruyloft on the Oudebruchsteech in Amsterdam where he had acted as auctioneer to auction off the tulip bulbs that had been set on the table before him. In particular, the petitioner [Davidt van de Cruys] had asked him to auction a pound of tulip bulbs called Switser. He had specified that he would get one schellingh as auction money (treck gelt), according to custom, from the person who would bid the highest price for the pound of tulips. And after several flower dealers (bloemisten) who were present had bid for the bulbs and raised their price to 1,060 f., a certain Jaques de Poer, living in this city, standing on a bench, had raised the bidding still higher for the bulbs and bid 1,065 f. And when the petitioner congratulated him and wished him well with the purchase, Jaques de Poer took the schelling that been set down for the treckgelt and kept it (heeft Jaques de Poer de schelling voor treckgelt opgestelt ontfangen ende behouden) (Posthumus, Economisch-historisch Jaarboek 18(1934), 233-4). On 2 April 1637, shortly after the tulip auction just cited, Alexander Motte transferred to Jacques de Poers and Marcus de Poers (his brother) the cargaison of various ships going to Pharnambuco. The shipments consisted chiefly of beers from different cities, including Liege (NA 409, film 4787). On 12 May 1636, when he was insinuated for a failure of payment, he was living on the West side of the Princegracht (NA 1185, fol. 116vo, Not. J. de Vos). On 25 August 1637, Laurens van Otteren, sworn broker, 31 (the brother-in-law of Joannes van der Rosieren of INVNO 368), declared at the request of Alexander Motta that he had heard Jacques Poers mention a shipment of beers that he had ordered to ship to Brasil in association with the requirant (Motta). He had seen various vats of beer lying in a vlotschuyt (small boat) belonging to Poers and he had noticed that the vats were marked with the joint marks of Alexander Motta and Jacques de Poers (NA 844, film 570). Jacques de Pours may be related to Lysbeth de Pours, from Serooskercke in Zuydbeverlandt, who married the painter Adriaen van de Venne on 15 October 1614, and to Jacob de Pours from Halebroeck, who married Colijntgen Casteleyns in Rotterdam in 1604 (J. Briels, Vlaamse schilders, p. 394).
NotaryN. Kruijs
AppraiserSusanneken Anthonis and Weyntje Walens
Total Value546 |d 11 stuivers
Art Value52 |d 5 stuivers
# of Items23
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Lot Type Artist Title Subject Verbatim Entry
0001[a] [ANONYMOUS] 6 oude schilderijen soo kleijn als groot f 8:--:--
0001[b] [ANONYMOUS] 6 oude schilderijen soo kleijn als groot
0001[c] [ANONYMOUS] 6 oude schilderijen soo kleijn als groot
0001[d] [ANONYMOUS] 6 oude schilderijen soo kleijn als groot
0001[e] [ANONYMOUS] 6 oude schilderijen soo kleijn als groot
0001[f] [ANONYMOUS] 6 oude schilderijen soo kleijn als groot
0002 [ANONYMOUS] een groot schilderij sonder lyst f 2:10:--
0003[a] [ANONYMOUS] 3 schilderijen f 5:--:--
0003[b] [ANONYMOUS] 3 schilderijen
0003[c] [ANONYMOUS] 3 schilderijen
0004 [ANONYMOUS] een schilderij van een wintertje f 2:--:--
0005 [ANONYMOUS] noch een dito [wintertje] f 1:10:--
0006[a] [ANONYMOUS] een dito [schilderij] sijnde een watertie met een lantschap f 5:--:--
0006[b] [ANONYMOUS] een dito [schilderij] sijnde een watertie met een lantschapie
0007 [ANONYMOUS] een dito [schilderij] sijnde verscheijde naekte beelden f 3:--:--
0008[a] [ANONYMOUS] drie conterfeijtsels f 8:--:--
0008[b] [ANONYMOUS] drie conterfeijtsels f 8:--:--
0008[c] [ANONYMOUS] drie conterfeijtsels f 8:--:--
0009[a] [ANONYMOUS] drie oude schilderijen f 8:--:--
0009[b] [ANONYMOUS] drie oude schilderijen f 8:--:--
0009[c] [ANONYMOUS] drie oude schilderijen f 8:--:--
0010 [ANONYMOUS] een groot out lantschap f 2:10:--
0011 [ANONYMOUS] een schilderij van een geberchte f 4:--:--
0012[a] [ANONYMOUS] twee oude schilderijen f 3:--:--
0012[b] [ANONYMOUS] twee oude schilderijen f 3:--:--
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