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Aege Douwes

Also Known As: "Age", "Steyn", "Steijn", "Douwestein", "Douwesteijn", "Age Douwes Ee", "Agge Douwes"
Birthplace: The Netherlands
Death: Died in Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Place of Burial: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Son of Douwe Gerbrandt Steyn, SV/PROG 1 and Rikstje Egberts
Husband of Magdalena 'Madeleentje' Douwes (Isaaks)
Father of Isaack Douwes; Rensie Ages; Cornelia Ages and Metje Douwes Ee
Brother of Gerben Douwes
Half brother of Jacobus Steyn, b1 and Antie Steyn, b2

Managed by: Chris Steyn
Last Updated:

About Aege Douwes

Most probably the first child of Douwe Gerbens. He remained behind in the Netherlands with his mother and younger brother when his father Douwe Gerbens (later known as Douwe Gerbrandt STEYN) emigrated to South Africa.

Names in various documents:

Aege Douwes - own baptismal record DTB 931 Collectie Herv. Gemeente Leeuwarden

Agge Douwes - baptismal record of his son Isaack DTB Amsterdam 88, p.272 (16 Jun 1686)

Agge Douwese - baptism record of the same sone in the other transcription of the same, DTB Amsterdam 87 p.302

Age Douwes Ee - baptism record of his daughter Metje DTB Amsterdam 89 p7 (25 Dec 1691)

Age Douwessen - baptism record of his daughter Cornelia DTB Amsterdam 98 p.161 (9 Nov 1689)

Age Douwesen - baptism record of his daughter Rensie DTB Amsterdam 98 p.84 (4 Feb 1688)

Aege Douwes - baptismal record

Age Douwestijn - baptism witness record of his grandson Pieter DTB Amsterdam DTB 89 p.154 (folio 77v) nr.2 (15 Jun 1712)

Agge Douwesz Steijn - burial record

Official name as found on the website of the city of Leeuwarden in the digitalized list NH Doopboeken Leeuwarden 1603-1811:

Name child: Aege Douwes

Name father: Douwe Gerbens

Date of baptism: 11.10.1661

No name of mother mentioned here, but that is normal for this list.


Leeuwarden, dopen, doopjaar 1661

Dopeling: Aege

Gedoopt op 11 oktober 1661 in Leeuwarden

Zoon van Douwe Gerbens en niet genoemde moeder

Gestandaardiseerde namen (voornaam en patroniem):

Dopeling : AGE



Collectie Doop-, Trouw-, Begraaf- en Lidmaatboeken (DTBL)

Herv. gem. Leeuwarden, doop 1654-1667

Inventarisnr. : 931

Op microfiche beschikbaar op studiezaal Tresoar

Wijzigingsdatum: 19-12-2006

Note: In the Frisian culture of the time it was the custom to use the father's first name as the 'surname' or patronym. Thus Age, the son of Douwe GERBENS would have the full name of Age DOUWES (Age, Douwe's son). And having the name Douwe GERBENS would mean that the first name of Douwe's father was Gerben.

According to the article in Die Huisgenoot he inherited property in the town of Weidom which is in the vicinity of Leeuwarden and another property near Amsterdam - mentioned in a document dated 18 May 1687 and in the testament of Douw Gerbrand STEYN dated 31 August 1699. For more information see the notes on the page of his father.

Name variants: Aage / Age / Aege / Aages

Age was witness at the baptism of Madeleentie (granddaughter of Age), daughter of Kornelis Pieters and Kornelia Ages (daughter of Age) see extract from the baptismal records of Amsterdam Municipality:

dochter Madeleentie

vader Kornelis Pieters

moeder Kornelia Ages

getuigen Age Douwese en Madeleentie Boor

pastor Johannes Cramer

doop 29 maart 1711

religie Hervormd, Oosterkerk

bron 89 p. 141 (folio 71) nr. 1

And also at the baptism of Pieter (grandson of Age)

zoon Pieter

vader Kornelis Pieters Vooren

moeder Kornelia Ages

getuigen Age Douwestijn

Aeltie Daal

pastor Florentius Bomble

doop 15 juni 1712

religie Hervormd, Oosterkerk

bron 89 p. 154 (folio 77v) nr. 2

Age had another grandson, Cornelis

zoon Cornelis

vader Cornelis Pietterse Voorn

moeder Cornelia Ages

getuigen Gerrit de Wit

Magdaleena van Veen

pastor Hugo van der Helst

doop 16 april 1719

religie Hervormd, Oosterkerk

bron 89 p. 207 (folio 104) nr. 7

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Aege Douwes's Timeline

October 11, 1661
The Netherlands
October 11, 1661
Leeuwarden, Netherlands
June 16, 1686
Age 24
June 16, 1686
Age 24
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Name in Baptismal record: Jijsaack

Date of baptism: 16 June 1686

Church: Oosterkerk

Religion: Hervormd

Father: Agge Douwese

Mother: Maddeleena Isaacks

Source: DTB 87 p.302 Amsterdam, NH dopen - Oosterkerk

Age 26
Age 27
December 25, 1691
Age 30
The Netherlands
December 25, 1691
Age 30
Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands

Her baptismal record:

Kind: Metje

Doopdatum: 25-12-1691

Kerk: Oosterkerk

Godsdienst: Hervormd

Vader: Douwes Ee, Age

Moeder: Isaaks, Magdalena

Bronverwijzing: DTB 89, p.7

Archief van Burgerlijke Stand Amsterdam.

Doopregister: NL-SAA-24408483

June 15, 1712
Age 50
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

Doopregisters Gemeentearchief Amsterdam

DTB Amsterdam, NH dopen - Oosterkerk

zoon Pieter

vader Kornelis Pieters Vooren

moeder Kornelia Ages

getuigen Age Douwestijn

Aeltie Daal

pastor Florentius Bomble

doop 15 juni 1712

religie Hervormd, Oosterkerk

bron 89 p. 154 (folio 77v) nr. 2