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Sytze Johans van Martena

Birthdate: (69)
Birthplace: Cornjum, Leeuwarderadeel, Friesland, The Netherlands
Death: 1424 (65-73)
Cornjum, Leeuwarderadeel, Friesland, The Netherlands
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Son of Johan Sytses van Martena and N.N. N.N.
Husband of Reynsck Jarichsdr Jelckema van Mesken Wier, b1355
Father of Jarich Sytzes van Martena; Jel Sytzes van Martena; Doecke Sytzes Van Martena; Sicko Sytzes van Martena and Jouck Sytzesdr Martena, b. c1375
Brother of Boyen Johans van Martena

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About Sytze Johans van Martena Martena State

location   The address of this state is Martenawei 1 in Cornjum, municipality Leeuwarderadeel. 

Old photo of the house just before the demolition in 1899

arise   According to the plaque on the current manor Martena-State was built in 1687.  
History   Martena State of origin over want to believe the plaque at the present mansion.  In 1427 lived here Jarich Martena, which in that year his feud with the Azegha of Mantgum on Willenga estate bijlegt.  In a deed of 1482 Sytse Martena represents a younger-priesthood.  His two sons Doecke and Hessel play there also a role.  Hessel settles on stins his parents to Beetgum and Doecke gets Martena State owned.  His grandson Doeke of Martena (1530-1605) is called as "the Frisian William of Orange" dubbed because of his tireless work for the Spaniards to work in the country.  That cost him his home in Cornjum, because in 1572 was Martena State by Caspar de Robles burned.  Doeke drew view more or less permanently in his big house in Leeuwarden New Town.  Time and desire to rebuild the state, he had not, because it is mentioned that his daughter and her husband David Swob of Goirle Martena State showed rebuild in 1584.  After Doeke was Martena sex in the male line died out and his daughter Swob inherited the state. 
Later lived her niece Catherine Entens the state with her husband Frisian Sjuck of Burmania.  Of these Sjuck is told that, when at some point in his state Stiens was attacked, he and several soldiers and a loaded gun against the besiegers stood with a burning fuse in his hand.  He gave them the choice to risk a shot out of the cannon or go to the tavern at hand and there on its cost as much to drink as they wanted.  Thus, the saying "Fjochtsje or Supe sei squire Sjuck" (fight or carouse said Squire Sjuck) came into the world. 
Their son Laes of Burmania was the next owner.  He left thoroughly renovate the state in 1658.  Then it was Tjeerd van Burmania resident (deceased in 1702) and after him that son Epo Sjuck (d. 1775) who was married to Maria Romelia of Haersma.  When the house successively fell into the hands of Remia Juliana Arntzenia of Burmania and her husband Ulbo Julius Sixma until 1820, Epo Sjuck Burmania Vegelin of Claerbergen (deceased 1833), mr. Ulrich Herman Wielinga Huber and Anskje Doys Vegelin of Claerbergen, grandchild of Epo Sjuck and deceased in 1862. 
The last occupant of Martena State was Esquire Duco Martena of Burmania Vegelin of Claerbergen.  Which was larger in the noble names then fell into the money and no longer as fresh state due to lack of maintenance continues.  He entertained the ruinous Finally in 1899 the church tutelage of Cornjum. 
Martena-State was demolished in 1899, after which a new country house was built in neo-Renaissance style designed by the architect WC de Groot.  In the facades of the existing house are enekele bricks of the old state.  In this we see some bricks shield containing lions and an alliance weapon with the following inscription: "Laes of Burmania Old.  Grietman of Idaerderadeel.  Now grietman and ontfanger Generael about Leeuwarderadeel, for desen Gedeputeerde Staet of Fries Lands: The late Woma Juliana Agata Burmania, born of Aylva sijn woma.  Ao 1687. " 
The canals have been preserved around the old state.  Of the demolished building are photographs preserved.  
Residents   1427 Jarich Martena 
1472 Sytze Martena 
around 1500 Doeke Hessels of Martena 
to 1605 Doeke of Martena (grandson of previous) 
Swob of Martena and David Goirle 
Catherine Entens and Sjuck of Burmania 
1658 Laes of Burmania 
to 1702 Tjeerd van Burmania 
to 1775 Epo Sjuck and Romelia Maria Haersma 
until 1820 Remia Juliana Arntzenia of Burmania and Ulbo Julius Sixma 
1820 - 1833 Epo Sjuck Burmania Vegelin of Claerbergen 
Ulrich Herman Wielinga Huber 
to 1862 Anskje Doys Vegelin of Claerbergen 
to 1899 Duco Martena of Burmania Vegelin of Claerbergen  
current uses   Martena-State is inhabited.  
opened   The park is easily accessible and has many stins flora.  
photos  Photo of the house on November 20, 2002 An old photo of the house just before the demolition in 1899 Photo of the gable of the former state An old picture of the state just before the demolition in 1899 

Old image of the state in 1722 by J. Stellingwerf Picture postcard of the current manor ca 1950 Old drawing of the state by P.A. Schipperus

Sources   Text: Jan Leen Burg 
"Geographical Dictionary" by Van der Aa 
RJ Wielinga, along stinsen, states and other important houses in Friesland, 1979 
"Ljouwerteradiel" G. Abma 
"Stinsen States and noble living in Friesland", R. and P. Elward Karstkarel 
Archives J. Leemburg 
Photo 1: Along stinsen, states and other important houses in Friesland, 1979 
Photo 2: Albert Speelman 
Picture 3 and 4: Along stinsen, states and other important houses in Friesland, 1979 
Photo 5: Archives J. Leemburg 
Fig.  1 and 2: Archives J. Leemburg 
Fig.  3: J.Craandijk walks in the Netherlands, 1875-1888 (Courtesy of G. van Diest)  


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Cornjum, Leeuwarderadeel, Friesland, The Netherlands