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Willem de Kersemakere

Also Known As: "Willem van der Haeghen", "Guilherme Casmaca", "Guilherme da Silveira"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Brugues, Flandres, Bélgica
Death: Died in Vila do Topo, Azores, Ilha de São Jorge, Portugal
Place of Burial: Solar dos tiagos, Vila do Topo, Azores, Ilha de São Jorge, Portugal
Immediate Family:

Husband of N.N. van der Haeghen and Margarida de Zabuya
Father of Jan de Kersemakere, João da Silveira, o Velho; Jos de Kersemakere, Jorge da Silveira; Anna de Kersemakere, Ana da Silveira; Maria de Kersemakere, Maria da Silveira; Catharina de Kersemakere, Catarina da Silveira and 4 others

Occupation: Povoador do Topo, Ilha dos Açores, Tronco dos Silveira dos Açores, Nobre flamengo
Managed by: Lúcia Pilla
Last Updated:

About Willem de Kersemakere, alias "Guilherme Casmaca", alias "Guilherme da Silveira"

NOTE: Based on research published in 2011, using new primary sources from the archives of Bruges, it is established that the Wikipedia source is incorrect. Thus the text below requires review. In her will, Margarida Zabuya (the second wife of Willem) states his name in Portuguese as "Casmaca" (from the Dutch "de Kersemakere"). In addition, primary trade documents from Bruges show that "Willem de Kersemakere" was the immigrant in the Açores. Willem was previously married to a "van der Haeghen"; all the children from this previous marriage emigrated to the Açores, and there adopted their mother's family name, in line with Portuguese customs at that time. That name "van der Haeghen" became "da Silveira". -----

Origem: Wikipédia, a enciclopédia livre. (http://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willem_van_der_Haegen)

Willem van der Haegen, por vezes designado por Willelm van der Hagen ou Willelm van der Haagen, aportuguesado para Guilherme da Silveira, nobre flamengo que em 1470, desembarcou na Ilha do Faial a convite de Joss van Hurtere, seu 1.º capitão do donatário. Liderando uma segunda vaga de povoadores, leva consigo sua família e familiares, mestres de mais variados ofícios. Sentindo posteriormente alguma má vontade e rivalidade por parte de Hurtere, decide abandonar a ilha. Hagen fixa-se em Quatro Ribeiras, na Ilha Terceira, fazendo sua lavoura de trigo e cultivo de pastel (Isactis Tinctoria Lin.), antes produzido na Picardia e na Normandia, que exportava para a Flandres. Indo a Lisboa, encontra-se com D. Maria de Vilhena, viúva de D. Fernão Teles de Meneses e tutora de Rui Teles, seu filho. Esta cede os direitos de exploração da ilha em troca do pagamento dos direitos sobre as Ilhas das Floreiras - nome por que eram então conhecidas as ilhas das Flores e do Corvo.

Por volta de 1478, Hagen ter-se-á fixado na Ilha das Flores, no sítio denominado Ribeira da Cruz. Devido ao isolamento das demais ilhas e dificuldades nas comunicações, a exploração agrícola da ilha não era aliciante dada a dificuldade em exportar. Decide então abandonar a ilha, retornando para a Ilha Terceira, e desta para a Ilha de São Jorge onde se fixou definitivamente no sítio do Topo. Viveu com tanta abundância que somente de dízimo da seara que cultivava, segundo diz Gaspar Frutuoso, pagava cada ano 50 a 60 moios (Livro 6.º das Saudades da Terra). Veio a falecer cerca de 1500, estando sepultado na ermida anexa à Solar dos Tiagos, na vila do Topo, hoje em ruínas.

O apelido flamengo Haag que significa bosque, acabou por ser vertido em português por Silveira. Outra variação deturpada do seu nome é Guilherme Vanderaga.

As famílias com o apelido Silveira nos Açores, regra geral, descendem do flamengo Willem van der Hagen. Os seus descendentes espalharam-se por todas as ilhas dos Açores, embora na ilha Graciosa surja outro ramo onde os Silveiras ali estabelecidos constituem um ramo dos Silveiras do continente português.

Casou com Margarida de Zabuya, em 1454 em Bruges, Flandres, Bélgica, nascida em 1439, em Bruges, Flandres, Bélgica.

Filhos de Wilhelm van der Haegen e Margarida de Zabuya:

  1. Luzia da Silveira, nasceu em 1464 em Bruges, Flandres, Bélgica; faleceu em 1548; casou com André Fernandes Villalobos em 1485 na Vila do Topo, Ilha de São Jorge, Açores. Nascido em 1490; e falecido em 1548.
  2. João da Silveira, nasceu em 1456 em Bruges, Flandres, Bélgica; faleceu em 1481; casou com Guiomar Borges Abarca na Ilha Terceira, Açores, Portugal.
  3. Jorge da Silveira (Jorge da Silveira ou Joz, ou Josse, ou José, nasceu cerca 1458, destino ignorado.) em Bruges, Flandres, Bélgica.
  4. Margarida da Silveira, nasceu em 1460 em Bruges, Flandres, Bélgica; faleceu nos Flamengos, Ilha do Faial, Açores. Casou com Joss van Aard ou Jorge da Terra, “o velho” van Aertrijcke em 1540 nos Flamengos, Ilha do Faial, Açores. Nascido nos Flamengos, Ilha do Faial, Açores.
  5. Ana da Silveira, nasceu em 1466 em Bruges, Flandres, Bélgica; casou com Tristão Martins Pereira em 1485 em Goa, Índia Portuguesa. nascido em 1452 em Pombal, Portugal continental. Faleceu em 1529 na Índia.
  6. Maria da Silveira, nasceu em 1468 em Bruges, Flandres, Bélgica; faleceu em 14 de Agosto de 1545; Casou com João Pires de Matos em 1497 na Ilha do Faial, Açores.
  7. Catarina da Silveira, casou com o Capitão-Mór Jorge Gomes de Ávila em 1484 na Ilha Graciosa, Açores. Nascido em 1453 na Ilha Graciosa, Açores.
  8. Francisco da Silveira, nasceu em 1499 na Ilha do Faial, Açores. Faleceu em 1595 na Ilha do Faial, Açores. Casou com Isabel d'Útra de Macedo em 1524 na Ilha do Faial, Açores.

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  • ID: I29315
  • Name: Wilhelm Van Der Haegan
  • Sex: M
  • ALIA: Guilherme /Silveira/
  • Birth: ABT 1435 in Bruges, Flanders
  • Death: 15 JUL 1510 in Vila Do Topo, Ilha De S Jorge, Acores, Portugal

Marriage 1 Margarida da Sabuya b: ABT 1439 in Bruges, Flanders, Belgium

  • Married: ABT 1454 in Bruges, Flanders

Children

  1. Has Children Joao da Silveira b: 1456 in Brugge?
  2. Has No Children Jorge da Silveira b: ABT 1458 in Brugge?
  3. Has Children Margarida Silveira b: ABT 1460 in Brugge
  4. Has Children D. Luzia da SILVEIRA b: ABT 1464 in Brugge?
  5. Has No Children Anna b: ABT 1464
  6. Has Children Maria SILVEIRA b: ABT 1465 in Bruges, Flanders, Belgium
  7. Has Children Catarina Silveira b: ABT 1469 in Bruges, Flanders, Belgium
  8. Has Children Francisco da Silveira b: ABT 1472 in Faial, Azores

in: RootsWeb. <http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=butchrose&id=I29315>

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Wilhelm van der Hagen nasceu aproximadamente em 1435 em Maastricht ou Bruges, Flandres - BÉLGICA. Ele faleceu em 3 de Julho de 1510 em Vila do Topo, Ilha de S. Jorge, Açôres - PORTUGAL.

A família de Wilhelm van der com Margarida Sabuya:

Wilhelm van der e Margarida foram casados em uma cerimônia religiosa aproximadamente em 1454 em Bruges, Flandres - BÉLGICA. Eles tiveram três filhos e seis filhas, João da, Jorge da, Francisco da, Margarida da, Luiza, Anna da, Maria da, Catharina da e ???.

Filhos:

  1. F Margarida da Silveira. Margarida da nasceu aproximadamente em 1455. Ela faleceu aproximadamente em 1540.
  2. M João da Silveira o velho. João da nasceu aproximadamente em 1456 em Bruges, Flandres - BÉLGICA.
  3. M Jorge da Silveira. Jorge da nasceu aproximadamente em 1458.
  4. F Luiza Silveira. Luiza nasceu aproximadamente em 1464 em Bruges, Flandres - BÉLGICA. Ela faleceu aproximadamente em 1548.
  5. F Anna da Silveira. Anna da nasceu aproximadamente em 1466 em Bruges, Flandres - BÉLGICA.
  6. F Maria da Silveira. Maria da nasceu aproximadamente em 1468 em Bruges, Flandres - BÉLGICA.
  7. F Catharina da Silveira. Catharina da nasceu aproximadamente em 1469.
  8. M Francisco da Silveira. Francisco da nasceu aproximadamente em 1499 em Horta, Ilha Faial, Açôres - PORTUGAL. Ele faleceu aproximadamente em 1595.
  9. F ??? Silveira. ??? nasceu aproximadamente em 1575 em , ilha Terceira, Açôres - PORTUGAL.

in: Séculos de Famílias Portuguesas e algumas ramificações no Brasil. <http://familytrees.genopro.com/jschwartz/Familias-Portugal-Acores-Brasil/default.htm?page=Silveira-AntonioBrumDa-I5629.htm>

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WILLEM VAN DER HAGEN + GRANDSON OF JOHN THE FEARLESS DUKE OF BURGUNDY AND COUNT OF FLANDERS

in: A history of the Azores Islands by James H. Guill, Volume 5, page 140 <http://books.google.com.br/books?id=CCYkAQAAIAAJ&q=GRANDSON+OF+JOHN+THE+FEARLESS+DUKE+OF+BURGUNDY+hagen&dq=GRANDSON+OF+JOHN+THE+FEARLESS+DUKE+OF+BURGUNDY+hagen&hl=pt-BR&ei=M3oLTuO7NYjVgAfY16iLAg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=3&ved=0CDQQ6AEwAg>.

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Wilhelm van der Hagen

  • Flandres, Bruges ou Maastricht c. 1430 + Ilha de São Jorge c. 1510

Marriages

Margarethe Sabuio * c. 1440

Children

  • Margarida da Silveira * c. 1480 Joose van Aertrijcke
  • Francisco da Silveira * 1499 Isabel d'Útra de Macedo
  • João da Silveira, o Velho * 1456 Guiomar Borges Abarca
  • Jorge ou José Silveira * c. 1458
  • Catarina da Silveira Jorge Gomes de Ávila
  • Luzia Silveira * c. 1464 André Fernandes de Villalôbos
  • Ana da Silveira * c. 1466 Tristão Martins Pereira
  • Maria Silveira * c. 1468 João Pires de Matos

in: Geneall.net <http://www.geneall.net/W/per_page.php?id=110606>

-------------------- From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Willem van der Haegen, at times Willelm van der Hagen or Willelm van der Haagen (Flanders, Bruges or Maastricht, 1430 - Topo, São Jorge, 1510), transliterated to the Portuguese as Guilherme da Silveira (another variation on his name is Guilherme Vanderaga), was a Flemish nobleman, entrepreneur, explorer and pioneer in the settlement of the islands of the Azores.

Contents

 
  1. Biography
  2. Settlements in the Azores
  3. Descendants
  4. References
  5. See also

Biography

He was the illegitimate son of John the Fearless.

In 1454 he married Margarida de Zambuja in Bruges, Flanders (at times referred to as Frutuoso de Margarida da Sabuya, others would refer to Margarida da Sabina, Sabuia or Margarethe Sabuio) and would father eight children which would all integrate into the communities of the Central Group of islands:

  • Luzia da Silveira (Bruges, 1464 - Topo, 1548); married André Fernandes Villalobos (1485) in the villa of Topo, São Jorge;
  • João da Silveira (Bruges, 1456 - Terceira, 1481); married Guiomar Borges Abarca on Terceira;
  • Jorge da Silveira (Bruges, 1458 - death unknown);
  • Margarida da Silveira (Bruges, 1460 - Flamengos, date unknown); married to Joss van Aard or Joose van Aertrijcke (1540) in the parish of Flamengos, Faial;
  • Ana da Silveira (Bruges, 1466 - Goa, Portuguese India, 1549); married to Tristão Martins Pereira in Goa, India;
  • Maria da Silveira (Bruges, date unknown - Faial, 1545); married to João Pires de Matos (1497) on Faial;
  • Catarina da Silveira (dates unknown); married the Captain-major Jorge Gomes de Ávila (1484) on Graciosa;
  • Francisco da Silveira (Faial, 1499 - Faial, 1595); married to Isabel d'Útra de Macedo (1524) on Faial.

Settlements in the Azores

As part of his inheritance, King Edward of Portugal bequeathed the islands of the Azores to his brother, the Infante D. Henriques (Henry the Navigator), in 1433. This was subsequently left to Henry's nephew and adopted son, Infante D. Fernando, in addition to Henry's title as Grand Master of the Order of Christ. A grant was made by the Infante to his aunt, D. Isabella of Portugal (Edward and Henry's sister), the Duchess of Burgandy, in the Low Countries. For many of the Flems who were recuperating from the Hundred Years' War, this grant offered an opportunity of alleviating their suffering.

Van der Haegen, a wealthy entrepreneur, was invited by Josse van Huerter (for four-years Captain-General of the island of Faial) to settle the island with him, in an archipelago that was becoming known as a New Flanders or the Flemish Islands.[1] Consequently, in 1470, with his wife Margarida da Zambuja and at his own expense, he offloaded two ships carrying his extended family, slaves and professionals of various services, to began what was characterised as a "second-wave" of immigration to the island (the first having been pioneered by Van Huerter in the 1460s). Van der Haegen, by his virtues and distinguished personality, became popular on the island. But, sensing a level of bad faith on the part of Huerter and a growing rivalry,[2] he abandoned his holdings on Faial, to settle in Quatro Ribeiras, on the island of Terceira. He begins to cultivate wheat and gather woad plants for export (specifically Isatis tinctoria which was also produced in the Picardy and Normandy Regions of France until that time). These plants, along with other species, were essential in the production of many of the dyes popular with mercantile classes. Most islands in the archipelago were populated, and the plants commercialized by the landed gentry for their exportable nature; early settlements were founded on the basis of agricultural and dye-based exports, such as woad. Van der Haegen's colonies were no exception.

On a trip to Lisbon he encounters D. Maria de Vilhena (widow of D. Fernão Teles de Meneses, the Donatary of the islands of Flores and Corvo, then administratively one fiefdom) and his son Rui Teles. After some negotiation, D. Maria would cede the rights to the exploration of the islands to Van der Haegen, in exchange for monthly payments. Around 1478, Willem van der Haegen settles in Ribeira da Cruz, where he built homes, developed agriculture (primarily wheat), collected more woad species for export, and explored for tin, silver or other minerals (under the assumption that the islands were part of the mythic Ilhas Cassterides, the islands of silver and tin). Owing to the island's isolation and difficulties in communication his crops became difficult to export. After several years, he decides to leave the island and return to Terceira. But, his return was brief; after seven years he leaves Quatro Ribeiras and settles in the area of Topo, São Jorge Island, effectively establishing the community with other Flemish citizens. He died in 1500, and was buried in the chapel-annex of the Solar dos Tiagos, in the villa of Topo, today in ruins.

Descendants

The Flemish surname Haag means forest, which is translated into Portuguese as Silveira. The families with the surname Silveira, generally, descend from the Fleming Willem van der Hagen, although there is a branch of Silveiras on the island of Graciosa that are direct descendants of continental Portuguese families. Van der Hagen by his virtue and personality was able to found settlements that would eventually develop into important communities in the Azores. His descendents, using the adopted name Silveira, would continue his work on the islands and within the Portuguese empire (to a lesser extent). The name Silveira was adopted by Van der Haegen during his life in the Azores, from the literal translation to the Portuguese of the Dutch Haag or Haeg meaning "bush", "forest" or "scrub", which is silveira in the Portuguese. His family lineage is separate from the Silveiras of continental Portugal which also inhabited some settlements in the Azores. Van der Haegen obtained from King John II of Portugal, confirmation of family heraldry (used in Flanders) for his use in the archipelago.

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Willem de Kersemakere, alias "Guilherme Casmaca", alias "Guilherme da Silveira"'s Timeline

1430
1430
Flandres, Bélgica
1452
1452
Age 22
Bruges, Flandres
1452
Age 22
Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
1456
1456
Age 26
Bruges, Flandres
1458
1458
Age 28
Bruges, Flemish Region, Belgium
1464
1464
Age 34
Flandres, Bélgica
1466
1466
Age 36
Bruges, Flandres
1468
1468
Age 38
Bruges, Flemish Region, Belgium
1469
1469
Age 39
Brugge, West-Vlaanderen, Vlaams Gewest, Belgium
1470
1470
Age 40
Bruges, Flandres, Bélgica