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Hendrik Schenk van Nydeggen

Also Known As: "Heinrich", "Henrich", "Hendrik", "Hendrick", "Schenck van Nideck", "van Nydeggen", "Schanck", "Schenkvannijdeck", "van Nijdeck", "von Nydeck", "Schenck van Nydeck", "Schenckvannydeck"
Death: Died in Blyenbeck Castle, Netherlands
Immediate Family:

Son of Ludovicus Schenck van Nydeggen and Aleid VanNydeggen
Husband of Aelide von Rayde / von Raede
Father of Henrich Schenck von Nydeggen; Elizabeth Schenck van Nydeck; Wynand Schenck van Nydeck and Wynand Schenk von Nydeggen

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About Hendrik Schenk van Nydeggen

by chart his parentage is not listed

but the possible lineage listed for him is:

  • Ludolphus Melius von Nydeck son of
  • Wilhelmus von Nydeck d. 1292 son of
  • Christianus Schenck von Nydeck son of
  • Reynier Schenck von Nydeck son of
  • Willem Schenck von Nydeck 939 son of

Heinrich von Nydeggen, called van Floershem, Knight, lord of afferden and walbeck, 1346-1386 married Aleid von Rayde (Raede)


 (I) Heinrich Schenck van Nydeck, the first from whom a continuous line can be
 traced, is mentioned in 1346 as a grandson of Wilhelmus Schenck, but the name of  his father is unknown. In 1359 he was assessed four men and horses, fully  equipped and armed, in fulfilment of a treaty made by the Netherlands
 authorities. He was Lord of Afferden, a village in Geldern, and also Feoffer of
 Wachtendonk. He sold the Court of Munster, July 12, 1389, later called Munster
 Mannshof, in the county of Geldern.
   He married Aleid Van Rayde, who inherited the castle of Walbeck, which thus
 came into possession of the Schenck family. In consideration of one-half the
 revenues of this estate, in 1581, Wilhelm van Julich, Duke of Geldern, assumed
 the protection of the village and parish. Heinrich Schenck had sons: Wynand and   Heinrich; and a daughter, Lizbeth, who became a nun at Graevendael. His estate   was divided, December 31, 1403.


1. Henrick Ferber translated to English Drs. Marijke T. Neugerer, History of the family of Schenck von nydeggen 1225-1860 in particular of the Warlord Martin Schenk von Nydeggen (Reprint, 1987 Gateway Press Inc., Orginally 1860, Cologne & Neuss), pg. 17 -18,.

"The Schenck von Nydeggen family derives its name from the postion of cupbearer of the Counts of Jülich who resided at the famous Castle of Nydeggen, held by it in the 13th Century.

We find the first person bearing the name "Christianus pincerna" (Schenk) as early as 1225-2, 1232, 1234, 1237 and 1246 as witness to deeds of Jülich.

In 1230 and 1233, he is call "Christianus pincerna Nideke: and Count Wilhelm von Jülich; by deed of September 10, 1250, tha latter appointed him, in addition in addition to Gottfried Marshall of Kelese and Renard von Drune as arbiters in future dusputes between the Count and the Archbishop had to appoint three arbiters as well.
In 1620 we find him as bailiff of the manor of Froitzheim which belonged to the convent of Rellinghausen with his son Wilhelm. In 1275, Theodor, Lord of Heinsberg, enlisted him in his service for 10 marks in annual revenues from Brakelen.

Christain's son Wilhelmus pincerna de Nideggen: appears in 1275 and 1287 as witness and in October of 1275 as arbiter between the Covent at Kerpen and the Lord of the Castle.

He is also appointed Sharpener.

On April 1, 1729, he and his sons Ludolfus, Christianus, Arnoldus and Hermannus sell all the property they own in Geyen, i.e. on manus of arable land and the tithe plus the rights and privileges pertaining to the Church of Geyen to the Catherdral Chapter in Cologne.

Wilhelm was married to Mechtildis, who died in 1271 and was buried in the Covent of Grevendael near Goch (Neukloster). As an endowment in her memory, Wilhelm presented an annual revenue of 3 malter barley and 3 malter oats from his lands in Heyen under the condition that the covent was given a pittance on the anniversary of her death. The endowment deed bears the words: (Acta sunt apud vallem Comitis Ao dni Mo CCLXXIo tercio Idus Martii (March 13 1271), and attached to it with red silk cords is the Seal in green wax,...The marginal legend reads: S. Wilhelmi pincerne de Nidecken. Wilhelm's oldest son "Ludolphus miles, quondam filius pincerne de Nidegge" (Ludolph, Knight, son of the late Schenk von Nydeggen) solemnly vows on March 9, 1292 that he wished to assign henceforth the revenues of the manor at Vlorshem only to the covent of Rellinghausen itself. In 1293 (feris sexta post dominicam quae cantatur Laetare Hyerusalem), he confirmed under seal the divisio of Rode Castle between Johann called Scheiffart and his relatives, and the brothers Werner and Johann.

Arnold and Christain still appear in 1301. Unfortunately, all mention of the family is ended with this

. It is not until 1346 that we meet Heinrich Schenk von Nydeggen again as Lord of Afferden. He was probably an uncle of Wilhelm, who owned Heyen, a land adjancent to Afferden, according to the above mentioned gift deed. In 1359, he was given the obligation, under the Peace Treaty between the Lords, Knights, squires and towns of the lands of Geldern and Cleves, to provided four armed men and horses in case of need. On January 13, 1379, he offered his castle in Afferden as "open" house to Duke Adolph von Cleves.

In that deed, he is called: Heynrich Schencke von Nyetdeicken anders geheissen van Floershem, ridder/Heynrich Schencke von Nyetdeicken, otherwise known as Floershem, knight - Tr./," as happened more than once elsewhere.

On April 1, 1386 (des Sonnendags in der vasten als men singht Letare/on the Sunday in Lent when we sing Laetare - Tr./), he released "Griete van Mulle en die geboerdt, die van der voerg.. grieten coemet en alle dat daer of comen mocht ten ewighten daghen/Griete van Nulle en her issue and all their possible issue for ever and ever - Tr./" from the "coermoedicheit en gehoorsamschap /...", with which she belonged to him, from the "wasse: (wax) en ander haeve (and other goods)", which she had to pay him, and gives her the right to have free servants.

On July 12, 1389, he sold to Elbrecht van Eyll, son of Evert, the farmstead "tot Münster", located in the bailiwick of Gelderland and a fief of the Duke of Gelderen, later known as Münstermannshof. In addition to Afferden, Heinrich also possessed the seigniory of Walbeck. From this estate, he had donated in 1381 half of the privileges and revenues for a period of four years in return for the promise that the Duke would safeguard, protect and defend the village and the parish of Walbeck as his own land. At the same time, the Duke acknowledged that neither he nor his heirs were entitled to any claim to the upper and lower Court, nor to the seigniory of Walbeck. - -

Heinrich was married to Aleid von Rayde (Raede), who was presumably the heiress to Walbeck; three children were born to this marriage; 1) Wynand, married to Aleid von Bellinghoven; 2) Heninrich and 3) Lisabeth, nun at Grevendal...In the division of the family estate of December 31, 1403 (2)..." Mary H; Slawon Secretary Schenck Family History Assoc. 22845 Northeast 8th St. #125 Redmond, Wa. 98053 - Donald Schenck work etc in computer digitally persereved historical socities, museums, ancestral file, online access." Mary H; Slawon Secretary Schenck Family History Assoc. 22845 Northeast 8th St. #125 Redmond, Wa. 98053 - Donald Schenck work etc in computer digitally persereved historical socities, museums, ancestral file, online access.

2. Edward Coolbaugh Hoagland, Twigs From Family Trees or 162 Early American and Foriegn Lineages, pg. 106-7. "

an early Schenck line in Europe is

Hermanus Schenck Baron van Toutenburg had:

Willem Schenck who perished at the first tournament held in Germany at Madgeburg in 93 had:

Hermanus Schenck who had:

Willem Schenck who was in the seventh tournament at Hall, in Saxony in 1042 held by the Emperor Henricus II had:

Reynier Schenck Baron van Toutenburg, was in the tournament at Gottingen. He m. Aleyda __ ' had three children:

  • 1- Theodorus who became the next Baron van Toutenburg from whom there was a successionn of barons down to the twentieth generation when the ancient family became entirely extinct in Holland;
  • 2 - Albertus and
  • 3 - Christianus

Christianus Schenck second son of Reynier was the first of the house of schenck van Nydeck, 1234. In 1225-7, 1232, 1234, 1237 and 1246 it is found that he held the office of o'cup bearer to the Count de Gulick, when he was known as Christianus Pincerna de Niceke, and in 1234 Count William de Gulick confirmed him in office and formally invested him with its duties.

He was held in great consideration. he had: Wilhelmus Schenck who had:

  • 1 - Ludolphus Melius,
  • 2 - Arnold,
  • 3 - Christain, and
  • 4 - Hermanus.

After these persons are recorded the line of descent is uncertain, unrecorded or lost for one or perhaps two generations until the year 1346 when records of the same family are again found to exist and continue unbroken down to the present time."

3. Benjamin Robinson Schenck, M. D; compiled from notes & records of Adrain Adelbert Schenck, Ancestors and Descendants OF Rulef Schenck, A Genealogy of the Onondaga co., NY, Branch of the Schenck Family , Detroit, Michigan. 1911 , pg. 23-25; 55-56. "

...Wilhelmus had seven children, four of whom were living as late as 1301.

There are then no records of the family until 1346 when Heinrich Schenck van Nydeck (lA) is mentioned.

He was a grandson of Wilhelmus, but there is no infor mation as to which of the latter's sons was Heinrich's father. 

In the year 1359, the lords, knights and yeomen of the counties of Geldern and Clevc concluded a treaty, in which Heinrich was assessed "four men and horses, completely equipped and armed."

On January 13, 1379, he offered to the Duke of Cleve, the privileges of his castle of Afferden, He sold, July 12, 1389, to Elbricht van Eyll, son of Evert, the court of Munster, afterwards called Munster Mannshof, situated in the county of Geldern.

Heinrich Schenck van Nydeck was Lord of Afferden, a small village in the province of Geldern, and was also Feoffer of Wachtendonk.

He married Aleid van Rayde who inherited the castle of Walbeck, thus bringing that estate into the Schenck family. One-half of all the revenues of Walbeck were transferred, in 1381, to the Duke of Geldern, Wilhelm van Julich, in return for which the Duke was to protect and defend the village and parish as if his own. Heinrich had two sons, Wynand and Heinrich (3A), and one daughter, Lisbeth. The latter became a nun at Gravendael, She provided annually for the Convent of Gaesdonk, "thirty- three pairs of shoes, upon the condition that they be given every year on St. Martin's, by the prior and the convent, to the poor, namely: eleven pairs to poor males, eleven pairs to poor females, and eleven pairs to poor boys and girls to age of fifteen years." For this she gave to the convent for a number of years, seventy golden guilders

There is no record as to the date of Heinrich's death, but we know that the family estates were divided December 31, 1403.

The elder son, Wynand, received Afferden, while the younger son, Heinrich, was given some revenues, the court Ten Broke in Kampen and an estate at Ottersum. Walbeck and other property not mentioned in the division, the parents designated should go, after their death, to the sons. Wynand, however, renounced his equity and gave to Heinrich his share "of the house Walbeck with its outhouses, orchards and gardens, just as it stands and is situated within its ditches and limits." Wynand purchased Blyenbeck in 1405. He married Aleid van Bellinghoven and they had one son, who died young.

The titles and estates, therefore, went to the younger brother Heinrich (3A) who thus became Lord of Afferden, Walbeck and Blyenbeck, Feoffer of Wachtendonk and Bailiff of Geldern.

There is a record of his marriage and of his death, which occurred December 8, 1452. He and his wife, were, as especial benefactors of the convent of Gaesdonk, declared entitled to all the good offices on the part of the convent and promise was given them that holy mass was to be read daily for all time and eternity, for the benefit of their souls.

On the death of Heinrich, in 1452, the estates went to the eldest of Heinrich 's three children, Diederich (5A), who became possessed of very considerable property in addition to his inheritance. ...

In 1346, the head of the family was:

lA. Hcinrich Schenck van Nydeck, I., Knight, Lord of AfFerden and Walbeck and Feoffer of Wachtendonk.

He married Aleid van Rayde, heiress of Walbeck.

They had three children:

  • 2A. I. Wynand, married Aleid van Bellinghoven, heiress of Walbrick. They had one son who died young, and the title and estates on Wyn- and's death, went to his brother, Hcinrich (3A).
  • 3A. II. Heinrich, see below.
  • 4A, III. Lisbeth, a nun at Graevendael. Lisbeth died September 29, 1443."
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Hendrik Schenk van Nydeggen's Timeline

Age 24
Bleijenbeek, Limburg, Netherlands
December 31, 1403
Age 58
Blyenbeck Castle, Netherlands