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Gillis Fonda 1646
Posted by: Vicky (ID *****4134) Date: March 03, 2011 at 09:52:50
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Dates are approximate. Two Gillis
I found this story and I believe this Gillis 1640-1700 in the story was the son of Gillis (1614-1660) because during these times boys were often servants if their families could not support them. The other Gillis in this same story was his father who distilled liquor. He died and his wife remarried. I am not related to the Fonda's, but found this while doing research on my ancestor Juriaen Westfall who was a teenage servant to Kiliaen Rensseleur. Juriaen was also a servant to Michiel Jansz. Several other boys were too.

Gillis Fonda
About 1646, Pieter Hartgers advanced some money to Gillis, a boy in the service of Antony de Hooges, possibly Gillis Fonda; Oct. 19, 1651, the court gave Gillis Fonda permission to distill liquor in't greenen bos (Greenbush), in a house belonging to Evert Pels, next to the brewery, on condition that he enter into a contract as to the Gerechticheijt vande Heeren Mrs (dues to the patroon and codirectors). Gillis Fonda is at a later period commonly referred to as Gillis Douwes Fonda. To judge from his name, he must have been a Frisian.


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