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aalsmeer 7 Keyword Summaries 1423 1457
aalsmeerdersluis 2 Keyword Summaries 1443 1457
aanspraak 6 Keyword Summaries 1443 1457
aardhaling 37 Keyword Summaries 1356 1527
aarlanderveen 2 Keyword Summaries 1457 1457
absence of dijkgraaf 1 Keyword Summaries 1457
abuse of officials, workers 3 Keyword Summaries 1444 1447
abutments 1 Keyword Summaries 1406
accident 1 Keyword Summaries 1449
accountability 1 Keyword Summaries 1495
accounting 23 Keyword Summaries 1385 1525
achterdorpen 1 Keyword Summaries 1525
achterweg 1 Keyword Summaries 1444
achthoeven 1 Keyword Summaries 1457
adam dirxzoon 2 Keyword Summaries 1528 1533
administration 9 Keyword Summaries 1400 1442
adriaen ghysbrecht 1 Keyword Summaries 1458
adriaen heynricxzoon 1 Keyword Summaries 1528
aechte maynairt dircxzoonsweedwij 1 Keyword Summaries 1437
aelbert die viselair 1 Keyword Summaries 1451
aelbert nagel, schout 1 Keyword Summaries 1446
aelbrecht allertszoon 2 Keyword Summaries 1441 1443
aelbrecht die mandemaker 1 Keyword Summaries 1432
aelbrecht gerijtszoon 1 Keyword Summaries 1450
aelbrecht, duke 13 Keyword Summaries 1361 1451
aelbrechts vierendeel van bosch 1 Keyword Summaries 1469
aelbrechtsberg 1 Keyword Summaries 1422
aelman 2 Keyword Summaries 1454 1472
aelwaerskinder 1 Keyword Summaries 1431
aernt jan godenzoon 1 Keyword Summaries 1451
aernt janszoon 1 Keyword Summaries 1449
aernt vechterszoon 3 Keyword Summaries 1431 1449
aert willemszoon, schout 1 Keyword Summaries 1564
afterdijk 1 Keyword Summaries 1445
afterschouwen 1 Keyword Summaries 1456
aggenvoirde 1 Keyword Summaries 1436
agriculture 4 Keyword Summaries 1438 1455
alcmade hugenzoon, florijs van 1 Keyword Summaries 1445
alcmade vranckenzoon, an van 1 Keyword Summaries 1528
alcmade, florijs van 3 Keyword Summaries 1452 1483
alcmade, heynric van 2 Keyword Summaries 1363 1399
alcmade, willem 1 Keyword Summaries 1456
alcmade, willem van 58 Keyword Summaries 1429 1527
alder planting 8 Keyword Summaries 1417 1455
aldermen 3 Keyword Summaries 1421 1452
alfen, florijs van 1 Keyword Summaries 1363
alkemade 5 Keyword Summaries 1424 1458
alkemade, schout of 1 Keyword Summaries 1443
alkemadersluis 3 Keyword Summaries 1443 1469
allairt meeszoon 1 Keyword Summaries 1462
allert ijsbrantszoon 1 Keyword Summaries 1421
allert saelmoenszoon 1 Keyword Summaries 1417
allijn gruiertszoon 1 Keyword Summaries 1416
alphen 44 Keyword Summaries 1284 1564
alphen, watergang van 1 Keyword Summaries 1400
alphenerhoorn 1 Keyword Summaries 1451
alphenerkade 1 Keyword Summaries 1564
alphenerkruis 1 Keyword Summaries 1450
alphenersluis 2 Keyword Summaries 1444 1469
alphenervaert 1 Keyword Summaries 1465
alphenerwetering 3 Keyword Summaries 1460 1564
alvaren phillipszoon 1 Keyword Summaries 1384
ambachten 1 Keyword Summaries 1443
ambachtsbewaarders 41 Keyword Summaries 1436 1564
ambachtsbewaarders, selection of 1 Keyword Summaries 1445
ambachtsboden 1 Keyword Summaries 1449
ambachtsheer 4 Keyword Summaries 1442 1466
ambachtsrekeningen 1 Keyword Summaries 1460
amstelveen, aldermen of 1 Keyword Summaries 1452
amstelveen, schout van 1 Keyword Summaries 1452
amsterdam 23 Keyword Summaries 1405 1525
amsterdam city council 1 Keyword Summaries 1433
amsterdam, vroedschap van 1 Keyword Summaries 1433
amsterdam, willem van 1 Keyword Summaries 1371
andries janszoon 1 Keyword Summaries 1430
andries phillipszoon 1 Keyword Summaries 1384
ansc, wouter van 1 Keyword Summaries 1440
antwoord 4 Keyword Summaries 1443 1457
arbitration 1 Keyword Summaries 1440
arkel 1 Keyword Summaries 1465
arrears 7 Keyword Summaries 1417 1451
assendelft, bartout van 2 Keyword Summaries 1452 1456
assessment 1 Keyword Summaries 1453
assignment of responsibility 1 Keyword Summaries 1417
avel pieterszoon 2 Keyword Summaries 1421 1437
aven dirc soytgens 1 Keyword Summaries 1384
aven jan danelszoonsweduwe 1 Keyword Summaries 1457

 

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aa
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1442.10.02Regulate the construction and maintenance of a new canal and encircling dike at Koudekerk and Oudshoorn. The new construction is to be at the expense of all of Koudekerk except for the Hooge Waard, while its upkeep will be shared by all, including the Hooge Waard. The old dike along the Heymanswetering may be sold off.
 

 

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aalsmeer
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1423.04.13Ordered the village of Aalsmeer to send 100 men with the necessary boats and equipment (including hosen, graven, and forken) to close the dike breach at Spaarnwoude and bring the dike up to such strength as to prevent future flooding. They are ordered to appear on the next Sunday evening (19 April) or Monday morning (April 20) before sunrise at the breach with all their tools and equipment.
 
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1436.02.28Limits the peat digging of citizens of Haarlem in Aalsmeer to four dagvelds per morgen, with no one allowed to dig more than a total of 32 dagvelds. One dagveld was the quantity of peat excavated from a pit 15 rods long and 10 turves wide and deep.
 
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1438.05.06Procedures: order the schout of Aalsmeer to inspect the road from Burggravenveen to the Rijsdrecht and to authorize bridges for the road if needed for water transport.
 
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1453.01.15Permission for schout of Aalsmeer to schouw the Aalsmeer road and another road that has not been overseen in four years.
 
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1456.02.24Landowners of Aalsmeer, including some residents of Haarlem, may dig no more than 4 dagvelds of peat per morgen and no more than 32 total or be fined 10 lbs. for every 10 dagvelds above the limit. This supercedes an earlier keur on this matter. One dagveld was the quantity of peat excavated from a pit 15 rods long and 10 turves wide and deep.
 
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1456.02.24Landowners of Aalsmeer, including some residents of Haarlem, may dig no more than 4 dagvelds of peat per morgen and no more than 32 total or be fined 10 lbs. for every 10 dagvelds above the limit. This supercedes an earlier keur on this matter. One dagveld was the quantity of peat excavated from a pit 15 rods long and 10 turves wide and deep.
 
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1457.03.17Invitation for contracts with specifications for the rebuilding of the Aalsmeer [Hazerswoude, Sassenheim, and Randenburg] sluice and the Noordwijk [Aarlanderveen, Zegwaard, and Zoetermeer] sluis. The final section, describing how some work was not done to specification on the Aalsmeer sluice may actually date to the required completion, St. Bartholomew's day (25 August). See also next item which seems to approve of the work order for the Noordwijk sluice.
 

 

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aalsmeerdersluis
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1443.05.19Specifications for repair of Aalsmeerdersluis.
 
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1457.03.17Invitation for contracts with specifications for the rebuilding of the Aalsmeer [Hazerswoude, Sassenheim, and Randenburg] sluice and the Noordwijk [Aarlanderveen, Zegwaard, and Zoetermeer] sluis. The final section, describing how some work was not done to specification on the Aalsmeer sluice may actually date to the required completion, St. Bartholomew's day (25 August). See also next item which seems to approve of the work order for the Noordwijk sluice.
 

 

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aanspraak
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1443.10.01Municipal officials of Haarlem and Leiden complained in front of the governor of Holland, lord of Lalaing, about Rijnland's attempts to collect levies from the cities despite their charters which they claim exempt them from such payments. Rijnland countered with charters claiming such authority and also referred, at the very end, to a similar case with Amsterdam in which, presumably Rijnland's claims were upheld.
 
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1448.06.25Verdict in the dispute between Vechter Clasezoon, an official of Zoeterwoude, and the burgemeesters of Leiden concerning the assessment of 50 morgens of land that was taken up within the city walls. The hoogheemraden sided with Leiden because, by Vechter's admission, no assessments had been collected on this land for over 50 years, and the rule in place says that if morgengeld is not collected for a third of 100 years, the right to assess the land is forfeited.
 
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1453.02.25Written arguments that were part of longer processes involving Sasbout Aelwijnszoon and also Daem Janszoon against Vranc Jacobszoon and Eggert Vranckenszoon concerning levies and dues in Zegwaard.
 
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1453.02.25Written arguments that were part of longer processes involving Daem Janszoon and also Sasbout Aelwijnszoon against Vranc Jacobszoon and Eggert Vranckenszoon concerning levies and dues in Zegwaard.
 
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1455.07.01Verdict in a long-running dispute between Willem van Oestgeest and his companions and the officials of Oegstgeest concerning morgengeld, penninggeld, and more; the hoogheemraden side with the officials of Oegstgeest.
 
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1457.06.28This is the verdict in a dispute between Aven Jan Bonens widow and Florijs Aelbertszoon concerning a verhoefslag (apportionment of maintenance responsibilities) for the dike at Houtrijk.
 

 

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aardhaling
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1356.04.18Copy of a charter of 1356 issued by Count Willem V that authorized construction of and established maintenance responsibilities for the Gouwesluis at Alphen.
 
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1372.00.00Establish the amounts to be paid for dirt for dike repairs dug on the north and south side of Spaarneland respectively.
 
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1416.01.09Verdict in a dispute concening aardhaling and aardgeld in Sparenwoude between Rijnland and the heirs of Vrank van Zanen who own the land (and thus are also responsible for the obligations associated with it).
 
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1416.02.22Settlement of a dispute between Liclaes Dirc Feyen z. and Jan vander Meer over a dike in Spaarnwoude.
 
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1421.01.08Verdict in a dispute concening aardhaling and aardgeld in Sparenwoude between Rijnland and the heirs of Vrank van Zanen who own the land (and thus are also responsible for the obligations associated with it).
 
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1421.05.25Permission to take dirt that is closest and best for work needing to be done, and anyone who opposes this shall be dealt with as the heemraden see fit.
 
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1421.05.25Order to pay for dirt according to the value established by the the heemraden
 
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1421.05.25Order to pay for the costs of shoring and dirt according to what the heemraden establish.
 
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1421-1434Permission to take earth for making or repairing the Heerweg in Waddinxveen that is closest to the site and will cause the least damage.
 
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1425.06.24Instructions concerning payments for dirt, where dirt is to be taken, and other matters related to repairing breaches in dikes.
 
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1426.09.26Verdict in a dispute concening aardhaling and aardgeld in Sparenwoude between Rijnland and the heirs of Vrank van Zanen who own the land (and thus are also responsible for the obligations associated with it).
 
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1429.00.00Maintenance responsibilities for the Zwammerdam: the Land of Woerden for one half and Rijnland for the other, with Nieuwkoop doing the earthwork.
 
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1431.05.21Settlement of a dispute concerning aardhaling for reconstruction of the Dwarsweren in Lisse: the two parties to share responsibilty equally.
 
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1434.00.00How the Gouwesluis is to be reconstructed and maintained..
 
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1434.05.00Testimony in a dispute taken by heemraad Meynert Claeszoon concerning the priest Jan Allertsz. of Spaarnwoude who was charged with using more land for the church than he was authorized to use. In early 1430, priest Jan and associates had agreed to rebuild the badly damaged Kerkendijk at Spaarnwoude.
 
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1437.00.00Verdict in a dispute concening aardhaling and aardgeld in Sparenwoude between Rijnland and the heirs of Vrank van Zanen who own the land (and thus are also responsible for the obligations associated with it).
 
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1437.00.00Verdict in a dispute concening aardhaling and aardgeld in Sparenwoude between Rijnland and the heirs of Vrank van Zanen who own the land (and thus are also responsible for the obligations associated with it).
 
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1437.06.21Verdict in a dispute concening aardhaling and aardgeld in Sparenwoude between Rijnland and the heirs of Vrank van Zanen who own the land (and thus are also responsible for the obligations associated with it).
 
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1437.09.03Heemraden order that Ghijsbrecht Jansz. be paid one white penny per roed for diking his share along the Halmeer and also for dirt.
 
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1438.07.01Verdict in a dispute concening aardhaling and aardgeld in Sparenwoude between Rijnland and the heirs of Vrank van Zanen who own the land (and thus are also responsible for the obligations associated with it).
 
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1438.caVerdict in a dispute concening aardhaling and aardgeld in Sparenwoude between Rijnland and the heirs of Vrank van Zanen who own the land (and thus are also responsible for the obligations associated with it).
 
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1439.07.06Compensation ordered to those whose land is dug up for the Zandsloot in Katwijk according to the rates established by the heemraden.
 
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1440.06.28Order Voorschoten to repair the breach in its ommedijk that Reyner marked with a pole, etc.
 
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1440.08.31Heemraden arbitrate a dispute between Amsterdam and Sloten about payment of aardgeld.
 
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1442.10.02Regulate the construction and maintenance of a new canal and encircling dike at Koudekerk and Oudshoorn. The new construction is to be at the expense of all of Koudekerk except for the Hooge Waard, while its upkeep will be shared by all, including the Hooge Waard. The old dike along the Heymanswetering may be sold off.
 
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1443.05.19Specifications for reconstruction of a road or dike called the Wagenweg with dirt to be taken from the Droen.
 
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1443.05.19Specifications for the reconstruction of the ship lock (Kolksluis) in the Spaarndam: haul in dirt; repair shoring.
 
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1444.10.10Outline the duties or obligations of the schout and heemraden of Leiderdorp
 
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1446.02.22Commend Jan van Haarlem, shout of Spaarndam, for repairing (repairing the shoring, adding dirt and fencing it off) the piece of dike between the Kolksluis (Grotesluis) and his dwelling, at his own cost, but he is not to do any further building on the site.
 
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1447.00.00Verdict in a dispute concening aardhaling and aardgeld in Sparenwoude between Rijnland and the heirs of Vrank van Zanen who own the land (and thus are also responsible for the obligations associated with it).
 
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1449.11.18Probit the removal of dirt set aside for raising the Spaarndam or for other hydraulic matters without indicating so to the hhraden or one of their assistants.
 
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1451.10.05Order Boskoop, Hazerswoude, Snijdelwijk, Groenswaard, and Poelien to repair the shoring below the house of Jan Vechterszoon before 1 November. From then on Jan must maintain it at his own cost.
 
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1452.05.02Prohibit removal of dirt, grazing of livestock, or removal of sod outside the Spaarnwoudersluis as far as Florijs van Spaarnwoude's Wael.
 
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1469.02.28Limits on how close to someone else's land individuals may dig for clay, dirt, etc., without permission of the owner of the edge or bank [sleet] of the water between Vennip and Warmond. Those found guilty must pay fines and repair damage.
 
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1478.06.30The hoogheemraden issue a decision concerning compensation for dirt requisitioned for dike maintenance (aardhaling) and acknowledge that value of the land played a role in the amouts set. A list of individuals and amounts of aardgeld paid follows.
 
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1491.03.01Settlement of a dispute over payment of aardgeld, place unspecified.
 
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1527.03.16Settlement of dispute between Jan van Wijngarden and village officials of Zoeterwoude concerning maintenance of the road/dike between Lambrecht Jacobszoon northward to Koemanskerk.
 

 

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aarlanderveen
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1457.03.17Invitation for contracts with specifications for the rebuilding of the Aalsmeer [Hazerswoude, Sassenheim, and Randenburg] sluice and the Noordwijk [Aarlanderveen, Zegwaard, and Zoetermeer] sluis. The final section, describing how some work was not done to specification on the Aalsmeer sluice may actually date to the required completion, St. Bartholomew's day (25 August). See also next item which seems to approve of the work order for the Noordwijk sluice.
 
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1457.08.25Hoogheemraden approve the reconstruction work done to the Noordwijk sluice at Spaarndam according to the specifications and contract issued on 17 March of this year.
 

 

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absence of dijkgraaf
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1457.05.03If the dijkgraaf is absent from a schouw- or rechtsdag, the heemraden will appoint one of their own who is rentmeester to be dijkgraaf, and if the rentmeester also is absent, those present will cast lots to choose a dijkgraaf.
 

 

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abuse of officials, workers
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1444.05.05Prohibit harrasment of officials or workers doing their duty.
 
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1444.05.05Reemphasize the prohibition against harrasment officials or workers performing their duty.
 
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1447.02.28Must not harrass officials performing their duty
 

 

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abutments
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1406.03.07Prohibition against constructing any bridges in any of the canals of Rijnland without permission of the dijkgraaf and heemraden of Rijnland
 

 

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accident
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1449.11.18The hoogheemraden declare that, before 22 February 1450, Clais Dircxzoon must pay Claes Willemszoon for injuries done to the latter's son, Willem Claeszoon. The son, a skipper's helper, was injured when Clais Dircxzoon let the sluice door of the Grote sluis at Spaarndam fall while repairing the sluice.
 

 

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accountability
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1495.06.30Verdict in a dispute Hughe Hugenzoon van Zwieten, on behalf of Rijnland, and Dirc van Bosche, schout, concerning certain penninggeld
 

 

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accounting
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1385.04.01A certified copy, made 3 January 1437, by Dirc van Wassenaar of a charter first issued in 1385 (original says 1384, but the court of Holland normally began the new year around Easter). The original charter regulated some differences between Hazerswoude and Leiden concerning jurisdiction over lands in Hazerswoude owned by Leidenaars, among other things.
 
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1400.00.00Surviving hoogheemraden are to pay for masses for the souls of hoogheemraden who die in office.
 
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1401.05.19Settlement of an action taken by the dijkgraaf and hoogheemraden of Rijnland against the schout of Alphen along with heemraden of Alphen, Haszerswoude, and Boskoop for an illegal schouw (inspection) that had done on the Bakwetering in Waddinxveen.
 
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1422.00.00Dijkgraaf and heemraden have inspected the damage to and suffering of the good people of Rijnland with respect to their hydraulic works because of warfare (especially south of the Rijn and along the Goude) and they now appoint special lower heemraden in the named ambachten to oversee the reconstruction and to issue keuren, orders, and commands to that effect as necessary.
 
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1429.05.15Settlement of a dispute between the hoogheemraden and the heirs to Gerijt van Bosschuysens concerning money that the late Gerijt, a former colleague, owed to the Hoogheemraadschap.
 
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1432.00.00Allow recovery of money owed on some land in Zoetermeer belonging to the widow and children of the late Aelbrecht die Mandemaker who have abandoned the land and/or are fugitives. Meynert Dirc Smeetszoon agreed to pay the sum owed and will recover his cost from the property owned by the fugitives.
 
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1437.12.20Procedures: officials of Boskoop must record all expenses they incur separately from those recorded jointly with Alphen.
 
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1438.11.15Establish how expenses incurred by heemraden while performing their duties are to be reimbursed; certain associates and guests can also be covered.
 
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1440.00.00Requires local, village officials to submit their accounts to the heemraden before they levy morgengeld
 
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1440.10.04Permission for Leiderdorp to lease out their kadijk to three or four men who will reconstruct it as they see fit; those protected by it will pay the costs.
 
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1442.12.20An official of Koudekerk explains that, with consent of the village lord, the schout, the majority of residents of Koudekerk, and the heemraaden of Rijnland, he has sold a kade for the benefit of Gnephoeck (Oudshoorn) for 35 Wilhelmusschilden which money he has laid out for the construction of a new kade at Koudekerk stretching from the Lagenwaardse dike en Ofwegen (Koudekerk).
 
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1443.03.13Declare that the measurements taken at Hazerswoude shall stand as authentic and be recorded in three books.
 
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1443.03.13Regulation of a dispute with Woerden concerning how land is measured and morgengeld is assessed.
 
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1443.10.01Municipal officials of Haarlem and Leiden complained in front of the governor of Holland, lord of Lalaing, about Rijnland's attempts to collect levies from the cities despite their charters which they claim exempt them from such payments. Rijnland countered with charters claiming such authority and also referred, at the very end, to a similar case with Amsterdam in which, presumably Rijnland's claims were upheld.
 
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1444.10.10Outline the duties or obligations of the schout and heemraden of Leiderdorp
 
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1446.10.04Part of dispute between Rijnland and the cities of Leiden and Haarlem which involved, among other things, a certain Wernbout Janszoon reading out pronouncement in front of the city hall of Leiden after ringing the bells, as if he were a schout, telling the citizens of Leiden not to render morgengeld until the hoogheemraden first revealed their accounts to two members of the Council of Holland and to the cities of Haarlem and Leiden. Wernbout claimed he was authorized to do this by the Court of Holland. Rijnland's response was to fine Wernbout 10 lb. unless he could produce proof of his authorization, which he apparently could not.
 
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1448.05.06Endorsement of an earlier keur requiring submission of last year's accounts from Rijnland's ambachten to the hoogheemraden before they can order new assessments. Now is added a time period for submission and a 10 lb. fine if the accounts are not properly submitted.
 
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1453.01.15Hoogheemraden decide that Willem van Alcmade and Jan van Poelgeest will keep an accounting of all the expenses incurred in the repair and reconstruction of the Zeedijk. Later, these costs will be spread proportionally over all of Rijnland.
 
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1453.02.25Written arguments that were part of longer processes involving Sasbout Aelwijnszoon and also Daem Janszoon against Vranc Jacobszoon and Eggert Vranckenszoon concerning levies and dues in Zegwaard.
 
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1456.10.05Those who collect assessments for the hoogheemraden or for village officials must turn in the amounts they are responsible for, even if is at their own expense.
 
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1460.02.26Reinforce earlier keuren that instruct local heemraden to justify their collections of morgen- and penninggeld by submitting accounts for inspection by the hoogheemraden, etc.
 
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1495.06.30Verdict in a dispute Hughe Hugenzoon van Zwieten, on behalf of Rijnland, and Dirc van Bosche, schout, concerning certain penninggeld
 
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1525.09.14Settlement of a dispute between the achterdorpen that drain into the IJssel and the commons of Rijnland over payment of levies and apportionment of maintenance responsibilities (verhoefslagen).
 

 

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achterdorpen
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1525.09.14Settlement of a dispute between the achterdorpen that drain into the IJssel and the commons of Rijnland over payment of levies and apportionment of maintenance responsibilities (verhoefslagen).
 

 

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achterweg
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1444.10.10Outline the duties or obligations of the schout and heemraden of Leiderdorp
 

 

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achthoeven
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1457.10.04Permission for those of Achthoeven in Leiderdorp to construct a culvert or small bridge in a dike.
 

 

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adam dirxzoon
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1528.10.22Settlement of dispute between Waddinxveen, Broek, Tuylnesse and Korterakkeren vs. Coenencoop over building of windmills and horse mills in Coenencoop.
 
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1533.03.14Schout and villagers of Alphen farm out the Goudkade and Binnekade to Jacob Janssoen Moel and his heirs.
 

 

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administration
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1400.00.00Surviving hoogheemraden are to pay for masses for the souls of hoogheemraden who die in office.
 
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1415.01.09A promisory note -- the hoogheemraden owe Witte Jacob Buzenz. 142 lb. 10 sc. for food and drink
 
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1415.01.09A promisory note: heemraden owe Robbrecht Claesz. of Haarlem 172 lb. 5 sc. for food and/or drink.
 
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1419.10.02A promisory note: heemraden owe Willem Dobbez. 100 English nobles for which he will be repaid 10 nobles each year plus unspecified interest until the entire principal is paid.
 
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1434.06.29Sets payment to heemraden and schout of Alkemade for their inspection work: 12 p and 2 sc., respectively
 
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1437.00.00Oath of office for the hoogheemraden of Rijnland.
 
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1438.11.15Establish how expenses incurred by heemraden while performing their duties are to be reimbursed; certain associates and guests can also be covered.
 
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1438.caList of heemraden who served as rentmeester from 1432 to 1438, with their backups from 1432-1437
 
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1442.06.26Bartout van Assendelf temporarily appointed as kroosheemraad for Haarlem
 

 

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adriaen ghysbrecht
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1458.03.14Specifications for the reconstruction of the Alkmade [Oegstgeest, Lisse, Voorhout, Vennep, and Splinters Ambacht] sluice, to be completed by St. Bartholomew's day (25 August). Adriaen Ghysbrecht and Engebrecht Pieterszoon took on the contract for 685 lb., with Gerijt Rijswijck, Willem vander Does, Florijs Janszoon van Tol, and Ysbrant Symonszoon standing as surety for them, with Zeger Staeszoon as carpenter.
 

 

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adriaen heynricxzoon
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1528.10.22Settlement of dispute between Waddinxveen, Broek, Tuylnesse and Korterakkeren vs. Coenencoop over building of windmills and horse mills in Coenencoop.
 

 

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aechte maynairt dircxzoonsweedwij
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1437.02.01The widow of Meynert Dircszonn, Aechte, agrees to assume responsibility for land and attendant hydraulic requirements of Lijsbet Jans dochter, who abandoned her land and has fled the area.
 

 

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aelbert die viselair
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1451.03.02Permission for Aelbert die Viselair to move a road behind the begijnhof in Noordwijk; neither the bode, Pieter van Bosch, nor the villagers objected.
 

 

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aelbert nagel, schout
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1446.06.28In the dispute between Willem Bartoen (on behalf of residents of Voorhout) and Albert Nagel (schout of Voorhout), Albert must henceforth choose village officials in consultation with (met inspraak van) the residents of Voorhout, as is done in other ambachten and concerning which a keur is in effect.
 

 

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aelbrecht allertszoon
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1441.06.28Settlement of a dispute between Claes van Spaarnwoude and priest Jan Allairtszoon concerning lease of church property in spaarnwoude
 
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1443.02.24Continued artibration of dispute between Claes van Sparenwoude and priest Jan Allertzoon with copies of various related documents.
 

 

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aelbrecht die mandemaker
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1432.00.00Allow recovery of money owed on some land in Zoetermeer belonging to the widow and children of the late Aelbrecht die Mandemaker who have abandoned the land and/or are fugitives. Meynert Dirc Smeetszoon agreed to pay the sum owed and will recover his cost from the property owned by the fugitives.
 

 

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aelbrecht gerijtszoon
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1450.05.05Order the cleaning of the south side of the Oude Rijn as far into the water as can be reached by houwen and layken (the pruning knives and implements used to haul plants out of water).
 

 

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aelbrecht, duke
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1361.01.04Certified copy of a charter issued by Duke Albrecht giving permission to the residents of the polder on the eastside of the Gouwe at Alphen to construct a canal between the Oude Rijn and the IJssel, with rules for the naming of heemraden for schouwing the canal.
 
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1361.12.21Copy of a charter issued by Duke Aelbrecht confirming all the charters and privileges issued by his predecessors to the hoogheemraadschap.
 
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1363.08.04A charter of Duke Albrecht concerning how those on the south side of Woerden, who drain into the IJssel, are to be free of obligations at Spaarndam after the payment of 10 Flemish groten per morgan. Those on the south side who do not drain into the IJssel, along with all on the north side of Woerden, shall pay 5 Flemish groten per morgan and remain responsible for two sluices at Spaarndam.
 
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1385.04.01A certified copy, made 3 January 1437, by Dirc van Wassenaar of a charter first issued in 1385 (original says 1384, but the court of Holland normally began the new year around Easter). The original charter regulated some differences between Hazerswoude and Leiden concerning jurisdiction over lands in Hazerswoude owned by Leidenaars, among other things.
 
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1388.08.18Copy of a charter issued by Duke Aelbrecht in which those within Rijnland who had previously paid morgengeld to build and/or maintain a section of a dike of the Zijpe, between Petten and Oghe, and of the Schagerdijk near Oghe, will now be free of this obligation.
 
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1391.02.13Settlement a of dispute between the hoogheemraden of Rijnland and the hoogheemraden of Schieland concerning payment of morgengeld by Alphen -- concerns it's share in a waterway on the west side of the Gouwe that ran through a section of Schieland and drained via a sluice into the IJssel. Alphen shall pay Rijnland for the portion lying in Rijnland and Schieland for the portion lying in Schieland.
 
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1394.04.26Confirmation by Duke Albrecht of an agreement between the dijkgraaf (and baljuw) and hoogheemraden of Rijnland and the free ambacht of Nieuwkoop concerning the drainage of Nieuwkoop at Spaarndam. Nieuwkoop will remain under the jurisdiction of Rijnland and may freely drain via the Spaarndam according to old practices because the old ruling concerning Nieuwkoop's earthworks at Zwammerdam remains in force.
 
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1399.08.30Establishes a new waterschap, represented by a drainage canal with construction and maintenance duties assigned to it, in the wild peatland lying between Hazerswoude and Benthorn which will drain via the Benthuizerwetering through the ambacht of Hazerswoude into the Oude Rijn; the new water board shall have the right to issue keuren, carry out inspections, apportion maintenance responsibilities (verhoefslagen), and levy fines as appropriate to the common good.
 
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1400.12.28Regulation of the authority and manner of schouw, most likely of the Gouwe and/or its kaden.
 
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1401.05.19Settlement of an action taken by the dijkgraaf and hoogheemraden of Rijnland against the schout of Alphen along with heemraden of Alphen, Haszerswoude, and Boskoop for an illegal schouw (inspection) that had done on the Bakwetering in Waddinxveen.
 
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1437.06.25Settlement of dispute between Gerijt van Heemstede, lord of Benthuizen, and Willem Bort concerning a waterway in Hogeveen that had been authorized by a charter from Duke Albrecht. Those who do not contribute their share of maintenance responsibilities shall have their drainage blocked off.
 
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1443.10.01Municipal officials of Haarlem and Leiden complained in front of the governor of Holland, lord of Lalaing, about Rijnland's attempts to collect levies from the cities despite their charters which they claim exempt them from such payments. Rijnland countered with charters claiming such authority and also referred, at the very end, to a similar case with Amsterdam in which, presumably Rijnland's claims were upheld.
 
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1451.02.22Hoogheemraden agree to free residents of Hogeveen between Benthorn and Waddinxveense greppel and between the landscheiding (watershed embankment between Rijnland on the one side and Delfland and Schieland on the other) and the count's greppel of Hazerswoude from paying morgengenld because the later have paid 60 English nobels which heemraden have invested in land purchased from Adriaen van der Meije and Jan Splinterszoon located in Alphenerhorn. The residents had insisted they were not required to pay morgengeld because of a charter from Duke Albrecht. This agreement came about because of the arbitration of the stadhouder and Raad of Holland.
 

 

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aelbrechts vierendeel van bosch
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1469.05.02Invitation to tender offers for reconstruction of the Riedwijk, Vriesekoop, Ter Aar, Schoot, Albrechts Vierendeel van Bosch, and Outshoorn sluice and the Alphen, Leiderdorp, Warmond, Groenswaard, and Hillegom sluis, with specifications for the work to be done. Dirk Janszoon van der Hoerne took on the Riedwijk sluice for 582 lb., and Willem Reynerszoon took on the Alphen sluice for 598 lb.
 

 

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aelbrechtsberg
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1422.06.24Ordered the residents of Tetrode and Albrechtsberg to make 20 roeden (rods) of the Nieuwendijk at Spaarnwoude one roede wide and as high as the heemraden shall indicate, and they shall complete this between now and next St. Mary Magdalene day on pain of the highest fine, that is to say twice 70 lb.
 

 

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aelman
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1454.02.26Permission for Gerrit Hugenszoon to dig a ditch through the seven morgens of land he holds within Benthuizen; the ditch to be wide enough for an aelmen (a flat-bottomed boat) to sail through and a footbridge to cross it.
 
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1472.05.05Permission for Voorschoten to put two stone bridges in the Papenwech over the canals at such height and width that an aelman (small, flat-bottomed boat) loaded with peat or wood can sail through them.
 

 

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aelwaerskinder
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1431.05.21Settlement of a dispute concerning aardhaling for reconstruction of the Dwarsweren in Lisse: the two parties to share responsibilty equally.
 

 

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aernt jan godenzoon
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1451.03.05An act by Jan van Noorde and Heinric Paedsenszoon, magistrates (schepenen) of Leiden, recording the sale by Adriaen van der Mye of 6 morgens of land in Alphen to the hoogheemraden of Rijnland, with mention of nearest neighbors (belengingen).
 

 

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aernt janszoon
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1449.05.29Six men banned from Rijnland until they pay double the amount that the dijkgraaf put out on their behalf.
 

 

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aernt vechterszoon
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1431.09.05Aernt Vechterszoon acknowledges his rights and responsibilities in the Kostverloren dike at Amsterdam.
 
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1443.07.25Regulate the maintenance of Kostverloren dike, part of sea dike at Amsterdam, in the wake of the death of Aernt Vechterszoon. Picked up by Reyner Reynerszoon.
 
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1449.07.01Hoogheemraden agree to the transfer of the sea dike near Amsterdam, known as the Kostverloren, from the heirs of Reijnier Reijnierszoon to Pieter Willemszoon, resident of Sloterdijk. Pieter may not sell nothing up to the last sluice in Kostverloren without permission of the Hoogheemraden. The old act, from which it appeared that the dike belonged to Aernt Vechterszoon, Vechter Aerntszoon, Reyner Reynerszoon and widow Lijsbeth, is hereby cancelled.
 

 

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aert willemszoon, schout
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1564.01.25Schout and villagers of Alphen farm out Goudkade and Binnenkade.
 

 

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afterdijk
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1445.05.04Permission for Koudekerk to sell part of an embankment to be maintained at no expense to the ambacht.
 

 

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afterschouwen
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1456.05.04Instruct Noordwijk and Noordwijkerhout to treat the lijtschouw (initial inspection, in which work to be carried out is indicated) they usually hold in the summer as an afterschouw (final inspection, in which work that is not completed can be put out to contract at the expense of those who were responsible for the work) instead and to carry it out by 4 July.
 

 

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aggenvoirde
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1436.02.28Regulate how the scout and heemraden of Lisse must inspect the oude beek in the oude veen which drained into the lakes and apportion maintenance responsibilities (verhoefslagen).
 

 

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agriculture
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1438.06.24Order turnstiles to be set on the Zeedijk to prevent wagon traffic on it.
 
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1450.06.30Permission for Oegstgeest to schouw on the Wednesday instead of the Tuesday after May Day because of urgency of work on the land.
 
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1455.05.06Permission for residents of Zegwaard who live along the Dwars Nieuwevaart to construct bridges over the canal so they can do their sowing and planting for 14 days beginning with St. Servaas Day [13 May] and again for 14 days in August beginning on St. Lawrence Day [10 August].
 
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1455.07.01Permission for those of Benthuizen to put bridge heads 7 feet wide at water level in the Notsloot and two new canals to allow the transfer of cows and hay.
 

 

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alcmade hugenzoon, florijs van
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1445.05.04Instructions on how to choose local heemraden.
 

 

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alcmade vranckenzoon, an van
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1528.10.22Settlement of dispute between Waddinxveen, Broek, Tuylnesse and Korterakkeren vs. Coenencoop over building of windmills and horse mills in Coenencoop.
 

 

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alcmade, florijs van
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1452.11.21Hoogheemraden agree to summon witnesses to a hearing (dagvaarden) at Haarlem on 15 January 1453 to collect information and issue orders concerning how the breaches in the dike between Spaarndam and Amsterdam are to be closed.
 
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1453.01.15At a hearing at Haarlem on Monday, 15 January, the hoogheemraden ordered the closing of all dike breaches, both east and west of Amsterdam, as soon as possible, all at the same time, to be coordinated with the trustees of the water board Amstelland. An appended note said the work was to begin on the following Sunday
 
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1483.07.15Order the maintenance by Warmond of the Lede and Poel behind Warmond.
 

 

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alcmade, heynric van
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1363.08.04A charter of Duke Albrecht concerning how those on the south side of Woerden, who drain into the IJssel, are to be free of obligations at Spaarndam after the payment of 10 Flemish groten per morgan. Those on the south side who do not drain into the IJssel, along with all on the north side of Woerden, shall pay 5 Flemish groten per morgan and remain responsible for two sluices at Spaarndam.
 
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1399.03.16Prohibition: no fishing nets to be set (touw setten) in front of sluices from Haarlem to Gouda (thus all of Rijnland) with the exception of the Mare and Zijl bridges at Leiden.
 

 

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alcmade, willem
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1456.04.06Permission for Zoeterwoude to construct a dam in the canal that the residents of Stompwijk had made from the Brede weer on the Ommedijk because the residents of Zoeterwoude have suffered from too much water coming through the canal.
 

 

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alcmade, willem van
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1429.05.15Settlement of a dispute between the hoogheemraden and the heirs to Gerijt van Bosschuysens concerning money that the late Gerijt, a former colleague, owed to the Hoogheemraadschap.
 
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1438.caList of heemraden who served as rentmeester from 1432 to 1438, with their backups from 1432-1437
 
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1440.08.31Heemraden arbitrate a dispute between Amsterdam and Sloten about payment of aardgeld.
 
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1440.10.04The stoeling (assessments, assignment of maintenance responsibilities) for Spaarnwoude shall remain as they are as long as they remain outside the territory of Rijnland.
 
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1441.09.12Order the cleanup of the Spaarne between Bamis (1 October) and Omnium Sanctorum (1 November).
 
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1442.05.01Symon Heinricxzoon and associates can disassociate themselves from Valkenburg in matters of drainage.
 
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1443.03.13Order Zoeterwoude and Voorschoten to repair the dike breach at Stompwijk (presumably along the Zoetermeer).
 
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1443.03.13Permission to take hydraulic measures in Stompwijc as long as they cause no damage to Boudwijn van Zwieten.
 
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1443.03.13Declare that the measurements taken at Hazerswoude shall stand as authentic and be recorded in three books.
 
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1443.03.13Regulation of a dispute with Woerden concerning how land is measured and morgengeld is assessed.
 
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1443.05.19Specifications for repair of the Alkemadersluis
 
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1443.05.19Specifications for repair of Aalsmeerdersluis.
 
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1443.05.19Specifications for the reconstruction of the Haarlemmersluis in the Spaarndam.
 
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1443.05.19Specifications for the reconstruction of the Grote Sluis in the Spaarndam.
 
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1443.05.19Specifications for reconstruction of a road or dike called the Wagenweg with dirt to be taken from the Droen.
 
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1443.05.19Specifications for the reconstruction of the ship lock (Kolksluis) in the Spaarndam: haul in dirt; repair shoring.
 
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1443.05.19Order the residents of Noordwijk, Noordwijkerhout, and Voorhout to repair the sluis doors in the Voorhouterwetering in Sassenheim and Warmond.
 
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1443.05.19Order digging of a ditch of 8 feet along the Voorhout side of the Zwiet, subject to inspection.
 
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1443.05.19Specifications for the construction/reconstruction of the new sluice known as the Hogesluis
 
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1443.07.25Regulate the maintenance of Kostverloren dike, part of sea dike at Amsterdam, in the wake of the death of Aernt Vechterszoon. Picked up by Reyner Reynerszoon.
 
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1443.10.01Municipal officials of Haarlem and Leiden complained in front of the governor of Holland, lord of Lalaing, about Rijnland's attempts to collect levies from the cities despite their charters which they claim exempt them from such payments. Rijnland countered with charters claiming such authority and also referred, at the very end, to a similar case with Amsterdam in which, presumably Rijnland's claims were upheld.
 
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1444.02.24Regularize the time and manner of collecting assessments in the ambachten of Rijnland.
 
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1444.03.04Permission for the schout of Leiderdorp to announce and carry out the inspection of the sluices and culverts between the Does bridge and the ambacht of Koudekerk.
 
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1444.03.04Schout of Koudekerk to announce and carry inspection of the sluices and culverts in the Hoge Rijndijk in the same manner as consented to for Leiderdorp.
 
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1444.03.17Specifications for rebuilding of the Alphen sluice in the Spaarndam
 
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1444.05.05Prohibit harrasment of officials or workers doing their duty.
 
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1444.10.06Settlement of a dispute over maintenance of part of the Kostverloren dike which was completely rebuilt: a pole must not be placed in the middle where the former sluice lay; maintenance henceforth to be carried out according to the provisions of the documents issued in this matter, outside the expense of the Rijnland.
 
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1444.10.10Outline the duties or obligations of the schout and heemraden of Leiderdorp
 
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1445.04.05Permission Jacob van Rijswijk to build a bridge in the Voorschoterwetering
 
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1445.04.20Settlement of a dispute between former and previous heemraden of Woerden
 
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1445.05.04Instructions on how to choose local heemraden.
 
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1445.06.29Clarification of an old keur concerning cleaning of waterways and canals -- removal of duckweed (kroos), etc.
 
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1446.02.22Permission for Schoot to announce upcoming inspections on one Sunday instead of three in the three nearest churches.
 
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1446.02.27Specifications for the reconstruction of the Gouwe sluice at Alphen
 
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1446.05.03Permission for Kaagdorp (Kaag) to perform inspections in the same manner as does Alkemade.
 
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1446.10.04Part of dispute between Rijnland and the cities of Leiden and Haarlem which involved, among other things, a certain Wernbout Janszoon reading out pronouncement in front of the city hall of Leiden after ringing the bells, as if he were a schout, telling the citizens of Leiden not to render morgengeld until the hoogheemraden first revealed their accounts to two members of the Council of Holland and to the cities of Haarlem and Leiden. Wernbout claimed he was authorized to do this by the Court of Holland. Rijnland's response was to fine Wernbout 10 lb. unless he could produce proof of his authorization, which he apparently could not.
 
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1447.02.28Must not harrass officials performing their duty
 
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1447.05.02The dijkgraaf had accused Willem Kuser of Boshuizen for fishing with eel traps in Rijnland. The latter claimed he did so just as the rentmeester of Noordholland did, referring to old customs. Further he claimed that he should be judged by an offical of the Court of Holland, not of the Hoogheemraadschap. After looking into the matter, the hoogheemraaden claimed jurisdiction and decided that the dijkgraaf should proceed according to old charters.
 
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1447.10.03Regulate responsibility for and maintenance of a dike and ditch that ran from the Rijndijk into the ambacht of Wassenaar, with warnings against breaching the dike (presumably for ease of water transport).
 
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1447.11.14Against Pieter and Clais Vogelair for destroying a turnstile on the Spaarndammerdijk.
 
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1448.02.27Prohibit riding on the Hoge Rijndijk between Katwijk and Zwammerdam (fine of 1/3 of 10 lbs.) and removing any protective poles on the dike (fine of 10 lb..
 
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1448.05.06Permission for Lodewijc van Montfoorde, lord of Hazerswoude, to regulate usage and maintenance of a canal and bridge in Hazerswoude. All who drain through it will pay their share in Rijnlands assessments.
 
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1448.06.25Verdict in the dispute between Vechter Clasezoon, an official of Zoeterwoude, and the burgemeesters of Leiden concerning the assessment of 50 morgens of land that was taken up within the city walls. The hoogheemraden sided with Leiden because, by Vechter's admission, no assessments had been collected on this land for over 50 years, and the rule in place says that if morgengeld is not collected for a third of 100 years, the right to assess the land is forfeited.
 
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1448.07.04Permission for Dirck Aelbrechtszoon of Stompwijk to construct a huel (bridge or culvert) through the road/dike in front of his door.
 
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1449.02.25Permission for Jacob Claeszoon of Zoeterwoude to put a bridge/culvert through the road on the south side of the church where his prescribed maintenance share is located, on the condition that he maintain it himself, outside of anyone else's cost.
 
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1449.05.06For the schout and heemraden of Oegstgeest to establish an inspection of all roads and canals.
 
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1449.05.29Unless she repays twice the amount of money that the schout of Vriesekoop put up on her behalf, Geertruyt Geryt Goemen will be banned from Rijnland.
 
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1450.05.05Order the cleaning of the south side of the Oude Rijn as far into the water as can be reached by houwen and layken (the pruning knives and implements used to haul plants out of water).
 
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1451.02.22Hoogheemraden agree to free residents of Hogeveen between Benthorn and Waddinxveense greppel and between the landscheiding (watershed embankment between Rijnland on the one side and Delfland and Schieland on the other) and the count's greppel of Hazerswoude from paying morgengenld because the later have paid 60 English nobels which heemraden have invested in land purchased from Adriaen van der Meije and Jan Splinterszoon located in Alphenerhorn. The residents had insisted they were not required to pay morgengeld because of a charter from Duke Albrecht. This agreement came about because of the arbitration of the stadhouder and Raad of Holland.
 
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1453.01.15Hoogheemraden decide that Willem van Alcmade and Jan van Poelgeest will keep an accounting of all the expenses incurred in the repair and reconstruction of the Zeedijk. Later, these costs will be spread proportionally over all of Rijnland.
 
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1454.03.12Permission for Jan Pieterszoon, village official of Wassenaar, and his associates to construct a 4-foot wide stone culvert or bridge in the road in Druijtswael.
 
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1457.03.17Invitation for contracts with specifications for the rebuilding of the Aalsmeer [Hazerswoude, Sassenheim, and Randenburg] sluice and the Noordwijk [Aarlanderveen, Zegwaard, and Zoetermeer] sluis. The final section, describing how some work was not done to specification on the Aalsmeer sluice may actually date to the required completion, St. Bartholomew's day (25 August). See also next item which seems to approve of the work order for the Noordwijk sluice.
 
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1458.03.14Specifications for the reconstruction of the Alkmade [Oegstgeest, Lisse, Voorhout, Vennep, and Splinters Ambacht] sluice, to be completed by St. Bartholomew's day (25 August). Adriaen Ghysbrecht and Engebrecht Pieterszoon took on the contract for 685 lb., with Gerijt Rijswijck, Willem vander Does, Florijs Janszoon van Tol, and Ysbrant Symonszoon standing as surety for them, with Zeger Staeszoon as carpenter.
 
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1459.04.24Selection of a new hoogheemraad to replace one who died is made by the surviving hoogheemraden. The person chosen will pay for 32 masses at the monastery in Warmond for the soul of the one who died, as well as other expenses involved in memorializing their late colleague.
 
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1460.04.20Offers to the residents of Waddinxveen above the Backwatering (i.e., Zuid Waddinxveen) the right to drain via the Alphen wetering (canal from the Oude Rijn to the IJssel at Gouda).
 
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1469.02.28Invitation for bids to repair the Haarlemmersluis (Koudekerk, 'sBurchgravenveen, Heer Dirks Ambacht van Zuidwijk, Middelburch, Benthuizen, and Valkenburg) with specifications for the work. Clais Dircxzoon van Schoerl took on the work for 719 lb., with Pieter Dirxzoon and Jan Gerijtszoon standing surety for him.
 
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1469.05.02Invitation to tender offers for reconstruction of the Riedwijk, Vriesekoop, Ter Aar, Schoot, Albrechts Vierendeel van Bosch, and Outshoorn sluice and the Alphen, Leiderdorp, Warmond, Groenswaard, and Hillegom sluis, with specifications for the work to be done. Dirk Janszoon van der Hoerne took on the Riedwijk sluice for 582 lb., and Willem Reynerszoon took on the Alphen sluice for 598 lb.
 
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1527.03.16Settlement of dispute between Jan van Wijngarden and village officials of Zoeterwoude concerning maintenance of the road/dike between Lambrecht Jacobszoon northward to Koemanskerk.
 

 

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alder planting
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1417.02.22Requirement: all who dig peat in Rijnland must plant alder [els] between now and Easter on two hont of every morgen they hold, without exception. The same goes for those near the lakes, and no pit may be wider than four feet [one hont = one-sixth of a morgen].
 
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1421.05.25Regulate the planting of alder [els] where turf has been mined.
 
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1421.05.25Restrictions on digging peat; must be linked to alder [els] planting
 
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1429.00.00A reminder to plant alder (els) before digging peat, as specified in the charters.
 
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1435.00.00Before digging peat, must plant alder [els].
 
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1437.09.24Representatives of city of Leiden, Gerijt van Oestgeest, Jan Heerman, and Willem Bort, promise to appear on Wednesday eight days hence to account for the city's actions regarding alder [els] planting, i.e., poeten or poten, a requirement before beginning to dig peat.
 
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1447.00.00Must plant alder [els] before digging peat.
 
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1455.10.07Permission to Martijn Everszoon and Wouter Hugenszoon and their associates to put a a culvert or small bridge in the Stompwijkerweg in Hofveen [i.e., Stompwijk], and thereafter they must plant alder [els] according to the keur.
 

 

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1421.05.25The seven aldermen of Spaarnwoude promise the heemraad to construct or reconstruct of the zijl or sluice at Goert Jan Florijsz. before Pentecost and to inspect and maintain all canals.
 
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1451.03.05An act by Jan van Noorde and Heinric Paedsenszoon, magistrates (schepenen) of Leiden, recording the sale by Adriaen van der Mye of 6 morgens of land in Alphen to the hoogheemraden of Rijnland, with mention of nearest neighbors (belengingen).
 
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1452.11.24Because there were more breaches in the dikes near the Carthusian monastery and on the east side of the city, the hoogheemraden believed it necessary for those having authority for hydraulic mattes there to join Rijnland in common cause to close the breaches. Therefore they requested that the dijkgraaf of Rijnland, Aelbrecht van Raephorst, with the aldermen (schepenen) of Diemen and the schout and of Amstelveen (collectively the predecessors to Amstelland water board) to attend a hearing planned for 15 January 1453 at Haarlem.
 

 

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alfen, florijs van
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1363.08.04A charter of Duke Albrecht concerning how those on the south side of Woerden, who drain into the IJssel, are to be free of obligations at Spaarndam after the payment of 10 Flemish groten per morgan. Those on the south side who do not drain into the IJssel, along with all on the north side of Woerden, shall pay 5 Flemish groten per morgan and remain responsible for two sluices at Spaarndam.
 

 

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alkemade
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1424.05.01Establishes that the width of the Rijpwetering in the Woutambacht, stretching to Heer Jacobswoude, should be just as wide as the part that extends into the ambacht of Alkemade.
 
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1434.06.29Sets payment to heemraden and schout of Alkemade for their inspection work: 12 p and 2 sc., respectively
 
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1446.05.03Permission for Kaagdorp (Kaag) to perform inspections in the same manner as does Alkemade.
 
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1448.05.06Permission for the schout of Woude [Woubrugge] to schouw in the same manner as the schout of Alkemade does, and he is given a copy of the relevant keur from the book.
 
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1458.03.14Specifications for the reconstruction of the Alkmade [Oegstgeest, Lisse, Voorhout, Vennep, and Splinters Ambacht] sluice, to be completed by St. Bartholomew's day (25 August). Adriaen Ghysbrecht and Engebrecht Pieterszoon took on the contract for 685 lb., with Gerijt Rijswijck, Willem vander Does, Florijs Janszoon van Tol, and Ysbrant Symonszoon standing as surety for them, with Zeger Staeszoon as carpenter.
 

 

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alkemade, schout of
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1443.06.29Instructions on how officials in Alkemade shall announce and conduct their inspections.
 

 

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alkemadersluis
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1443.05.19Specifications for repair of the Alkemadersluis
 
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1458.03.14Specifications for the reconstruction of the Alkmade [Oegstgeest, Lisse, Voorhout, Vennep, and Splinters Ambacht] sluice, to be completed by St. Bartholomew's day (25 August). Adriaen Ghysbrecht and Engebrecht Pieterszoon took on the contract for 685 lb., with Gerijt Rijswijck, Willem vander Does, Florijs Janszoon van Tol, and Ysbrant Symonszoon standing as surety for them, with Zeger Staeszoon as carpenter.
 
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1469.02.28Invitation for bids to repair the Haarlemmersluis (Koudekerk, 'sBurchgravenveen, Heer Dirks Ambacht van Zuidwijk, Middelburch, Benthuizen, and Valkenburg) with specifications for the work. Clais Dircxzoon van Schoerl took on the work for 719 lb., with Pieter Dirxzoon and Jan Gerijtszoon standing surety for him.
 

 

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allairt meeszoon
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1462.10.09A few months earlier, permission had been granted to residents of the Blocklanden in Benthuizen to dig a new canal on the end of the Blocklanden, beginning on the Gelderswoudse canal through Allart Meeszoons dam and continuing to the road near Benthuizerhorn -- 8 feet wide, with specifications for any bridges, etc. But, because some now opposed it, two heemraden of Rijnland, Jacob van Woude and Jan van Poelgeest, went to have a look. and ordered, in the name of entire college of hoogheemraden, that Allart Meeszoon's dam be raised and provisioned with two hoofden 7 roeden feet apart at the expense of the schout and heemraden of Zegwaard, and the latter shall schouw the canal and road ditch. The old canal belonging to the Blocklanden shall be left un-schouwed.
 

 

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allert ijsbrantszoon
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1421.01.08Verdict in a dispute concening aardhaling and aardgeld in Sparenwoude between Rijnland and the heirs of Vrank van Zanen who own the land (and thus are also responsible for the obligations associated with it).
 

 

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allert saelmoenszoon
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1417.caList of those in Heemstede who were delinquent in paying their morgengeld.
 

 

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allijn gruiertszoon
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1416.01.09Verdict in a dispute concening aardhaling and aardgeld in Sparenwoude between Rijnland and the heirs of Vrank van Zanen who own the land (and thus are also responsible for the obligations associated with it).
 

 

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alphen
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1284.11.13Grant Alphen, Randenburg, Snijdelwijk; Groesnwaard, Splinters Ambacht uten Waard the right to remove the sluice gate in the Gouwesluis at the Oude Rijn in Alphen as well as other rights associated with the Gouwe.
 
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1330.07.12Requirement that the Hoge Rijndijk, running along the left or south bank of the Oude Rijn, from Zwammerdam to Katwijk, be maintained at 5 feet (roede voete) high and 5 feet wide and lying 2 feet from the water's edge.
 
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1356.04.18Copy of a charter of 1356 issued by Count Willem V that authorized construction of and established maintenance responsibilities for the Gouwesluis at Alphen.
 
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1358.10.19After negotiations, Jan of Blois, lord of Schoonhoven and Gouda restores the right of Alphen, Boskoop, Hazwerswoude, and Waddinxveen to have and maintain a canal between the Oude Rijn and the IJssel. Apparently, he had ordered it closed at some time earlier.
 
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1361.01.04Certified copy of a charter issued by Duke Albrecht giving permission to the residents of the polder on the eastside of the Gouwe at Alphen to construct a canal between the Oude Rijn and the IJssel, with rules for the naming of heemraden for schouwing the canal.
 
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1361.01.04Certified copy of a charter issued by Duke Albrecht giving permission to the residents of the polder on the eastside of the Gouwe at Alphen to construct a canal between the Oude Rijn and the IJssel, with rules for the naming of heemraden for schouwing the canal.
 
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1391.02.13Settlement a of dispute between the hoogheemraden of Rijnland and the hoogheemraden of Schieland concerning payment of morgengeld by Alphen -- concerns it's share in a waterway on the west side of the Gouwe that ran through a section of Schieland and drained via a sluice into the IJssel. Alphen shall pay Rijnland for the portion lying in Rijnland and Schieland for the portion lying in Schieland.
 
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1400.12.28Regulation of the authority and manner of schouw, most likely of the Gouwe and/or its kaden.
 
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1401.05.19Settlement of an action taken by the dijkgraaf and hoogheemraden of Rijnland against the schout of Alphen along with heemraden of Alphen, Haszerswoude, and Boskoop for an illegal schouw (inspection) that had done on the Bakwetering in Waddinxveen.
 
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1410.00.00Authorized the local water board of Alphen east of the Gouwe to issue rules concerning the inspections they carry out and the judgments they make and to levy fines up to 3 lb.
 
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1415.03.19Dispute settlement between Rijnland and Schieland concerning penninggeld collected in Alphen, Hasertswoude, Waddinxveen, and Boskoop concerning a waterway on the west side of the Gouwe that drained via a sluice into the IJssel.
 
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1421-1434Instructions to inspect prescribed maintenance work in Alphen for which no one accepts resonsibility.
 
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1422.00.00Dijkgraaf and heemraden have inspected the damage to and suffering of the good people of Rijnland with respect to their hydraulic works because of warfare (especially south of the Rijn and along the Goude) and they now appoint special lower heemraden in the named ambachten to oversee the reconstruction and to issue keuren, orders, and commands to that effect as necessary.
 
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1429.00.00Maintenance responsibilities for the Molenaarsbrug or Heimansbrug in Alphen-Oudshoorn, split evenly between the Land of Woerden and Rijnland.
 
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1434.02.03Florijs van Boschuijsen declares that he has permission from the dijkgraaf and heemraden to restore a canal in Poelien so that the wild peat lands of Waddinxveen can be drained into the Gouwe. Florijs agrees to maintain it himself according to the requirements specified by the schout of Alphen and the heemraden of the Alphenerwetering (heemraden from Alphen, Boskoop, Hazarswoude, and Waddinxveen).
 
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1434.02.03The dijkgraaf and heemraden of Rijnland and the Schout of Alphen and the heemraden of the Alphenerwetering (heemraden from Alphen, Boskoop, Hazarswoude, and Waddinxveen) confirm that Florijs van Boschuijsen has permission to restore a canal in Poelien so that the wild peat lands of Waddinxveen can be drained into the Gouwe.
 
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1434.10.03A clarification that the wetering that Florijs van Boschuijsen had been authorized to restore earlier in the year is to be inspected by the schout and heemraden of the Alphenerwetering (heemraden from Alphen, Boskoop, Hazarswoude, and Waddinxveen).
 
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1435.00.00Regulate how local officials should inspect their roads (dikes) in Alphen.
 
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1437.12.20Procedures: officials of Boskoop must record all expenses they incur separately from those recorded jointly with Alphen.
 
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1438.02.25Heemraden decide in favor of the dijkgraaf in a dispute with Alphen over the Doesschouw, unless the latter can offer additional proof.
 
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1442.06.26Alphen may build a bridge with two sluices across the old Kerksloot.
 
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1446.06.28Take testimony in a dispute between the residents of Alphen and those of Randenburg, Groenswaard, and Snijdelwijk concerning maintenance requirements in the Gouwesluis at Alphen, with a copy of an old charter from 1284 brought into play
 
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1446.10.04Some decisions in a long-standing dispute between the small villages along the Gouwe and Alphen concerning the maintenance of the Gouwe sluice at Alphen. It was put in order in this year as described, and it was concluded that, for the moment, this is probably the best way to continue doing it.
 
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1447.06.27Permission for heemraden of Alphen to inspect the Lage dijk in a single inspection whenever they deem it necessary.
 
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1448.06.25Decision in the dispute between Alphen and the smaldorpen (small villages: Groenswaard, Boskoop, Snijdelwijk, and Randenburg) concerning the maintenance of the Gouwesluis in which Alphen is found in the wrong, in the light of a earlier finding made in 1446.
 
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1450.06.30Settlement of a dispute between Poelien, Groenswaard, and Snijdelwijk, plaintiffs, against Alphen and Boskoop, defendents, concerning maintenance of the Poelienwatering. The canal, near Gouda, has remained useless and uninspected since the war, and the plaintiffs want the old rules (costumen) to be reinstated and enforced. Alphen, referring to old charters, claimed the right to block outside water from entering their waterschap, but the plaintiffs maintained on the basis of the same charters that according to common law they have a right to drain their land as with all other land within the borders of Rijnland -- plaintiffs, after all, contribute to Rijnland's works. The hoogheemraden sided with the plaintiffs -- latter may drain the area 170 morgen large (measured by Ghijstgen the surveyor, and they must make put an embankment around the upper veen to prevent water from it flowing into the area authorized to drain through the canal in question.
 
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1451.03.05An act by Jan van Noorde and Heinric Paedsenszoon, magistrates (schepenen) of Leiden, recording the sale by Adriaen van der Mye of 6 morgens of land in Alphen to the hoogheemraden of Rijnland, with mention of nearest neighbors (belengingen).
 
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1453.10.17Prohibit grazing of livestock along the Gouwekade in Alphen and the Oostkade in Hazerswoude. Livestock found on these dikes will be impounded (schutten).
 
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1453.10.17Permission for schout and local heemraden of Alphen to order the repair and closing of kaden which often have been left to lie open during the winter.
 
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1460.03.20Invitation of bids to rebuild the Gouwesluis, with specifications for the work. Claes van Schoorle took up the contract for 382 lb. (15 placken per lb.). Payment to be made on 1 November (Allerheiligendag), persumably the completion date.
 
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1460.04.20This document comes from the Hoogheemraadschap van Schieland -- gives the residents of Waddinxveen above the Backwatering (i.e., Zuid Waddinxveen) permission to drain via the Alphen wetering (canal from the Oude Rijn to the IJssel at Gouda).
 
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1460.04.20Offers to the residents of Waddinxveen above the Backwatering (i.e., Zuid Waddinxveen) the right to drain via the Alphen wetering (canal from the Oude Rijn to the IJssel at Gouda).
 
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1462.02.23Permission for the participants in the Watergang (canal) der Vier Ambachten (Alphen, Waddinxveen, Hazerswoude, and Boskoop) to construct windmills to pump water from their lands into the canal, which drained into the IJssel River.
 
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1462.07.06Permission for Florijs van Boshiujsen to breach the Hoge Rijndijk next to his house in Alphen and put a stone bridge into it. The stretch of water that thereby will connect with the Oude Rijn must remain closed off on the back side so that no water from the Oude Rijn is released into the interior. The heemraden will issue further directions before work actually begins.
 
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1469.05.02Invitation to tender offers for reconstruction of the Riedwijk, Vriesekoop, Ter Aar, Schoot, Albrechts Vierendeel van Bosch, and Outshoorn sluice and the Alphen, Leiderdorp, Warmond, Groenswaard, and Hillegom sluis, with specifications for the work to be done. Dirk Janszoon van der Hoerne took on the Riedwijk sluice for 582 lb., and Willem Reynerszoon took on the Alphen sluice for 598 lb.
 
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1470.06.27Permission to build a dike in Alphen, from the Oostkade (Hazerswoude) to the Gouwe kade, with two 'naecte sluijsen' (sluices without bridges) and a canal (Watergang der Vier Ambachten) along the dike.
 
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1473.03.17Dirc van Bosche, apparently the heemraad's assistant, acknowledged that he holds a hundred Rijnsche gulden that his late father, Pieter, also the bode, had collected on behalf of Rijnland. Apparently, he will pay back at the rate of 5 gulden per year. A note at the end says this document was replaced by another because Rijnland sold the obligation (mortgage) to Meeus Pieter Ruyscher
 
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1474.05.10Consent for residents of Alphen inside the new dike (polder between the Oostkade and the Gouwekade) to put a water mill on their land with which to pump into the Oude Rijn on condition that the new dike remain closed and that no water from the Watergang der Vier Ambachten comes through.
 
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1474.06.28Order the seizure of livestock (schutten) grazing on the Nieuwe Kade at Alphen against a payment of 5 sc.
 
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1479.03.02Order Koudekerk and Alphen to maintain Hoge Rijndijk to specifications and not allow a narrowing of the channel itself.
 
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1523.11.10Settlement of dispute between residents of Alphen west of the Gouwe and village officials of the south end of Waddinxveen and Coenencoop concerning the Binnenkade and the overtocht (inclined plane with winch to lift a boat over a dike) of the Goudkade to the Nesse, alongside the culvert.
 
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1525.09.14Settlement of a dispute between the achterdorpen that drain into the IJssel and the commons of Rijnland over payment of levies and apportionment of maintenance responsibilities (verhoefslagen).
 
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1533.03.14Schout and villagers of Alphen farm out the Goudkade and Binnekade to Jacob Janssoen Moel and his heirs.
 
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1564.01.25Schout and villagers of Alphen farm out Goudkade and Binnenkade.
 

 

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alphen, watergang van
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1400.12.28Regulation of the authority and manner of schouw, most likely of the Gouwe and/or its kaden.
 

 

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alphenerhoorn
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1451.02.22Hoogheemraden agree to free residents of Hogeveen between Benthorn and Waddinxveense greppel and between the landscheiding (watershed embankment between Rijnland on the one side and Delfland and Schieland on the other) and the count's greppel of Hazerswoude from paying morgengenld because the later have paid 60 English nobels which heemraden have invested in land purchased from Adriaen van der Meije and Jan Splinterszoon located in Alphenerhorn. The residents had insisted they were not required to pay morgengeld because of a charter from Duke Albrecht. This agreement came about because of the arbitration of the stadhouder and Raad of Holland.
 

 

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alphenerkade
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1564.01.25Schout and villagers of Alphen farm out Goudkade and Binnenkade.
 

 

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alphenerkruis
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1450.05.05Order the cleaning of the south side of the Oude Rijn as far into the water as can be reached by houwen and layken (the pruning knives and implements used to haul plants out of water).
 

 

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alphenersluis
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1444.03.17Specifications for rebuilding of the Alphen sluice in the Spaarndam
 
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1469.05.02Invitation to tender offers for reconstruction of the Riedwijk, Vriesekoop, Ter Aar, Schoot, Albrechts Vierendeel van Bosch, and Outshoorn sluice and the Alphen, Leiderdorp, Warmond, Groenswaard, and Hillegom sluis, with specifications for the work to be done. Dirk Janszoon van der Hoerne took on the Riedwijk sluice for 582 lb., and Willem Reynerszoon took on the Alphen sluice for 598 lb.
 

 

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alphenervaert
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1465.07.23Permission for Snijdelwijk, Poelien, and Groenwaard to the schouw (inspect and maintain) the area canals between the Alphen vaart and the Backwatering for the benefit of the land. Along the east side of the cross canals that will connect the Alphen vaart and the Backwatering, they are to provide a lijdweg or path one rod wide.
 

 

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alphenerwetering
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1460.04.20This document comes from the Hoogheemraadschap van Schieland -- gives the residents of Waddinxveen above the Backwatering (i.e., Zuid Waddinxveen) permission to drain via the Alphen wetering (canal from the Oude Rijn to the IJssel at Gouda).
 
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1523.11.10Settlement of dispute between residents of Alphen west of the Gouwe and village officials of the south end of Waddinxveen and Coenencoop concerning the Binnenkade and the overtocht (inclined plane with winch to lift a boat over a dike) of the Goudkade to the Nesse, alongside the culvert.
 
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1564.01.25Schout and villagers of Alphen farm out Goudkade and Binnenkade.
 

 

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alvaren phillipszoon
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1384.00.00Apparently information concerning the handling (or mishandling) of certain properties in Katwijk, Leiden, Voorschoten, and Zoeterwoude held in trust for the benefit of the heirs of Aven Dirc Soytgens
 

 

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ambachten
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1443.10.01Municipal officials of Haarlem and Leiden complained in front of the governor of Holland, lord of Lalaing, about Rijnland's attempts to collect levies from the cities despite their charters which they claim exempt them from such payments. Rijnland countered with charters claiming such authority and also referred, at the very end, to a similar case with Amsterdam in which, presumably Rijnland's claims were upheld.
 

 

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ambachtsbewaarders
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1436.03.04Permission to residents of Zoetermeer to dig peat in the Groenen Erve section as long as they discharge all perform all prescribed maintenance work and pay all morgengeld.
 
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1437.12.20Procedures: from now on, officials of Boskoop, Middelburg, and Randenburg may apportion prescribed maintenance work for the Spaarndam and the Doeswetering with one instead of three officials.
 
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1437.12.20Procedures: officials of Boskoop must record all expenses they incur separately from those recorded jointly with Alphen.
 
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1437.12.20Procedures: how the officials of Boskoop, Middelburg, and Randenburg are to carry out their inspections
 
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1438.02.25Order Voorschoten to choose officials in the customary manner within 14 days.
 
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1440.00.00Requires local, village officials to submit their accounts to the heemraden before they levy morgengeld
 
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1442.12.20An official of Koudekerk explains that, with consent of the village lord, the schout, the majority of residents of Koudekerk, and the heemraaden of Rijnland, he has sold a kade for the benefit of Gnephoeck (Oudshoorn) for 35 Wilhelmusschilden which money he has laid out for the construction of a new kade at Koudekerk stretching from the Lagenwaardse dike en Ofwegen (Koudekerk).
 
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1443.10.01Municipal officials of Haarlem and Leiden complained in front of the governor of Holland, lord of Lalaing, about Rijnland's attempts to collect levies from the cities despite their charters which they claim exempt them from such payments. Rijnland countered with charters claiming such authority and also referred, at the very end, to a similar case with Amsterdam in which, presumably Rijnland's claims were upheld.
 
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1444.02.24Regularize the time and manner of collecting assessments in the ambachten of Rijnland.
 
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1444.05.05Prohibit harrasment of officials or workers doing their duty.
 
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1444.05.05Reemphasize the prohibition against harrasment officials or workers performing their duty.
 
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1444.10.10Outline the duties or obligations of the schout and heemraden of Leiderdorp
 
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1445.04.05Specifications for reconstruction of the Kleine Zijlbrug
 
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1446.06.28In the dispute between Willem Bartoen (on behalf of residents of Voorhout) and Albert Nagel (schout of Voorhout), Albert must henceforth choose village officials in consultation with (met inspraak van) the residents of Voorhout, as is done in other ambachten and concerning which a keur is in effect.
 
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1448.02.27Permission for Zuidwijk [Wassenaar] to narrow the distance between bridgeheads of a bridge over the Kersch (Kaswetering?) from 10 feet to 8 feet.
 
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1448.05.06Hoogheemraden inform the village officials of Zegwaard that they have begun a process against the hoogheemraden of Schieland because the latter, despite the prohibitions of Rijnland as well as previous agreements, convened oversight sessions in Zegwaard (which spanned the two hoogheemraadschappen) and, as a result, the Rijnland residents of Zegwaard now refuse to pay Rijnland's assessments.
 
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1448.05.06Endorsement of an earlier keur requiring submission of last year's accounts from Rijnland's ambachten to the hoogheemraden before they can order new assessments. Now is added a time period for submission and a 10 lb. fine if the accounts are not properly submitted.
 
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1448.05.06Reissuance of instructions to all ambachten of Rijnland that when choosing new officials, one should remain on board until the next time -- to ensure continuity. This seems to be a reissuance of an earlier keur from 1445.
 
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1448.05.06The hoogheemraden decided to send their assistants (dienres) to inspect the Does this time while they and village officials who had no problems to point out along the Does remained in Leiden to carry on with legal and other matters.
 
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1448.06.25Verdict in the dispute between Vechter Clasezoon, an official of Zoeterwoude, and the burgemeesters of Leiden concerning the assessment of 50 morgens of land that was taken up within the city walls. The hoogheemraden sided with Leiden because, by Vechter's admission, no assessments had been collected on this land for over 50 years, and the rule in place says that if morgengeld is not collected for a third of 100 years, the right to assess the land is forfeited.
 
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1449.07.01Ordering the removal of woods along the Schinkelweg in Zegwaard to a distance of 2 rods from the road, because the shade from the woods leaves about 30 rods of the road in bad shape for parts of the year.
 
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1449.11.18Prohibit schout and village officials of Noordwijk or Noordwijkerhout from contracting for hydraulic work other than their own -- to avoid conflicts of interest.
 
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1450.06.30Schout, kroosheemraden, and community of Benthuizen ask heemraden of Rijnland to settle a question concerning the keeping of a nootweg (access road for agricultural purposes) and a ditch. Schout Jan van Heemstede, village lord, gave permission for it in the past, but now much of the land near it has disappeared and the nootweg may be next. Some want to keep it, the ditch, and an 8-foot buffer because they still keep dwellings there.
 
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1450.06.30Schout, heemraden, and community of Benthuizen request permission for a drainage ditch to drain 500 roeden of its meadow lands. Permission was granted. 600 roeden equaled on morgen.
 
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1451.02.22Hoogheemraden agree to free residents of Hogeveen between Benthorn and Waddinxveense greppel and between the landscheiding (watershed embankment between Rijnland on the one side and Delfland and Schieland on the other) and the count's greppel of Hazerswoude from paying morgengenld because the later have paid 60 English nobels which heemraden have invested in land purchased from Adriaen van der Meije and Jan Splinterszoon located in Alphenerhorn. The residents had insisted they were not required to pay morgengeld because of a charter from Duke Albrecht. This agreement came about because of the arbitration of the stadhouder and Raad of Holland.
 
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1451.05.04Permission for village officials in Rijnland to report their inability to collect authorized amounts to hoogheemraden; the latter presumably will pursue delinquints.
 
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1452.05.02Order the construction of a kade in Wassenaar and Voorschoten from Wassenaarsgeest to the Hoge Rijndijk along the north side of the Dodijnslaan.
 
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1452.05.02Permission for schout and village officials of Noordwijk and Noordwijkerhout to schouw from now on when they think best, without consulting with the villagers.
 
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1452.05.02Permission for Vechter Claeszoon, official of Zoeterwoude, to breach a nootweg (access road for agricultural purposes) near the Zoeterwoude church on the condition that villagers are not harmed by this. Further, he may do so yearly, as necessary, presumably so that he can sail/float to his land.
 
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1454.03.12Permission for Jan Pieterszoon, village official of Wassenaar, and his associates to construct a 4-foot wide stone culvert or bridge in the road in Druijtswael.
 
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1455.07.01Verdict in a long-running dispute between Willem van Oestgeest and his companions and the officials of Oegstgeest concerning morgengeld, penninggeld, and more; the hoogheemraden side with the officials of Oegstgeest.
 
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1460.02.26Reinforce earlier keuren that instruct local heemraden to justify their collections of morgen- and penninggeld by submitting accounts for inspection by the hoogheemraden, etc.
 
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1460.03.20Invitation of bids to rebuild the Gouwesluis, with specifications for the work. Claes van Schoorle took up the contract for 382 lb. (15 placken per lb.). Payment to be made on 1 November (Allerheiligendag), persumably the completion date.
 
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1463.03.01Reiteration: all land that benefits from Rijnland's drainage system must pay morgengeld
 
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1468.05.03Permission for an official from Schoot to collect morgengeld of the ambacht under the legal authority of the ambacht as if it had been done in the presence of the assistant to the dijkgraaf and hoogheemraden.
 
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1523.11.10Settlement of dispute between residents of Alphen west of the Gouwe and village officials of the south end of Waddinxveen and Coenencoop concerning the Binnenkade and the overtocht (inclined plane with winch to lift a boat over a dike) of the Goudkade to the Nesse, alongside the culvert.
 
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1525.09.14Settlement of a dispute between the achterdorpen that drain into the IJssel and the commons of Rijnland over payment of levies and apportionment of maintenance responsibilities (verhoefslagen).
 
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1527.03.16Settlement of dispute between Jan van Wijngarden and village officials of Zoeterwoude concerning maintenance of the road/dike between Lambrecht Jacobszoon northward to Koemanskerk.
 
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1529.06.02Settlement of dispute, that made its way to the Court of Holland, between the rentmeester of Rijnland and the village officials of Hazerswoude concerning maintenance requirement and monetary assessments assigned to Hazerswoude.
 
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1533.03.14Schout and villagers of Alphen farm out the Goudkade and Binnekade to Jacob Janssoen Moel and his heirs.
 
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1564.01.25Schout and villagers of Alphen farm out Goudkade and Binnenkade.
 

 

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ambachtsbewaarders, selection of
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1445.05.04Instructions on how to choose local heemraden.
 

 

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ambachtsboden
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1449.11.18Prohibit schout and village officials of Noordwijk or Noordwijkerhout from contracting for hydraulic work other than their own -- to avoid conflicts of interest.
 

 

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ambachtsheer
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1442.12.20An official of Koudekerk explains that, with consent of the village lord, the schout, the majority of residents of Koudekerk, and the heemraaden of Rijnland, he has sold a kade for the benefit of Gnephoeck (Oudshoorn) for 35 Wilhelmusschilden which money he has laid out for the construction of a new kade at Koudekerk stretching from the Lagenwaardse dike en Ofwegen (Koudekerk).
 
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1448.05.06Permission for Lodewijc van Montfoorde, lord of Hazerswoude, to regulate usage and maintenance of a canal and bridge in Hazerswoude. All who drain through it will pay their share in Rijnlands assessments.
 
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1450.06.30Schout, kroosheemraden, and community of Benthuizen ask heemraden of Rijnland to settle a question concerning the keeping of a nootweg (access road for agricultural purposes) and a ditch. Schout Jan van Heemstede, village lord, gave permission for it in the past, but now much of the land near it has disappeared and the nootweg may be next. Some want to keep it, the ditch, and an 8-foot buffer because they still keep dwellings there.
 
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1466.05.06Permission for Willem van Foreest to schouw (inspect and maintain) his ambacht of Middelburg with his schout in May and again at Bamis (October 1).
 

 

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ambachtsrekeningen
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1460.02.26Reinforce earlier keuren that instruct local heemraden to justify their collections of morgen- and penninggeld by submitting accounts for inspection by the hoogheemraden, etc.
 

 

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amstelveen, aldermen of
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1452.11.24Because there were more breaches in the dikes near the Carthusian monastery and on the east side of the city, the hoogheemraden believed it necessary for those having authority for hydraulic mattes there to join Rijnland in common cause to close the breaches. Therefore they requested that the dijkgraaf of Rijnland, Aelbrecht van Raephorst, with the aldermen (schepenen) of Diemen and the schout and of Amstelveen (collectively the predecessors to Amstelland water board) to attend a hearing planned for 15 January 1453 at Haarlem.
 

 

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amstelveen, schout van
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1452.11.24Because there were more breaches in the dikes near the Carthusian monastery and on the east side of the city, the hoogheemraden believed it necessary for those having authority for hydraulic mattes there to join Rijnland in common cause to close the breaches. Therefore they requested that the dijkgraaf of Rijnland, Aelbrecht van Raephorst, with the aldermen (schepenen) of Diemen and the schout and of Amstelveen (collectively the predecessors to Amstelland water board) to attend a hearing planned for 15 January 1453 at Haarlem.
 

 

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amsterdam
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1405.11.11Requirement of cooperation: everyone along the Hoge Zeedijk from Amsterdam to Spaarndam must help each other when any of them suffer a dike break and do so according to the requirements spelled out in specific orders.
 
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1421.05.25Sloten and Osdorp agree to honor the heemraad's decisions concerning the Hoppen.
 
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1433.00.00An investigation into a dispute between Rijnland and the city of Amsterdam whose merchants had breached the Overtoom (an overtocht or inclined plane with winch to lift a boat over a dike) in the Kostverloren wetering on the southwestern side of the city to facilitate the transport of some bags of wool. Both sides claimed to own the dike in question and each appealed to old charters granting them jurisdiction. In the end, the arbitrators sided with Rijnland.
 
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1437.05.07Decision to grant to Clais Jan Wouters z. a section of the embankment on his land at Kostverloren stretching to the Halverwetering
 
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1440.08.31Heemraden arbitrate a dispute between Amsterdam and Sloten about payment of aardgeld.
 
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1443.07.25Regulate the maintenance of Kostverloren dike, part of sea dike at Amsterdam, in the wake of the death of Aernt Vechterszoon. Picked up by Reyner Reynerszoon.
 
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1443.10.01Municipal officials of Haarlem and Leiden complained in front of the governor of Holland, lord of Lalaing, about Rijnland's attempts to collect levies from the cities despite their charters which they claim exempt them from such payments. Rijnland countered with charters claiming such authority and also referred, at the very end, to a similar case with Amsterdam in which, presumably Rijnland's claims were upheld.
 
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1445.10.05No schouw of the Hoge Zeedijk or Spaandammerdijk because of disorder in Amsterdam.
 
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1449.06.05Prohibit grazing of livestock on the Zeedijk (Spaarndammerdijk) between Velsen and Amsterdam; those found will be seized (schutten).
 
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1449.07.01Hoogheemraden agree to the transfer of the sea dike near Amsterdam, known as the Kostverloren, from the heirs of Reijnier Reijnierszoon to Pieter Willemszoon, resident of Sloterdijk. Pieter may not sell nothing up to the last sluice in Kostverloren without permission of the Hoogheemraden. The old act, from which it appeared that the dike belonged to Aernt Vechterszoon, Vechter Aerntszoon, Reyner Reynerszoon and widow Lijsbeth, is hereby cancelled.
 
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1452.11.21Hoogheemraden agree to summon witnesses to a hearing (dagvaarden) at Haarlem on 15 January 1453 to collect information and issue orders concerning how the breaches in the dike between Spaarndam and Amsterdam are to be closed.
 
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1453.01.15At a hearing at Haarlem on Monday, 15 January, the hoogheemraden ordered the closing of all dike breaches, both east and west of Amsterdam, as soon as possible, all at the same time, to be coordinated with the trustees of the water board Amstelland. An appended note said the work was to begin on the following Sunday
 
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1453.01.15In the presence of the representatives of the villages between Amsterdam and Spaarndam, the hoogheemraden ordered the closing of all dikes along the Spaarndammerdijk, with the costs to be spread over the affected villages in proportion to their areas.
 
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1453.01.15Residents of all villages along the Spaarndammerdijk, between Spaarndam and Amsterdam, must appear at the dike on 8 February to have their prescribed maintenance work in closing the dike breaks assigned to them.
 
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1453.01.15Permission to the Carthusians of Amsterdam to close a breach in the dike near their monastery with dirt from their own lands without help from others. By agreement of the ambachten, the Carthusians are exempt this time from having to contribute to dike work elsewhere. No legal precedent (recht) will be established in this decision.
 
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1460.05.06Hoogheemraden order those responsible for keeping livestock from the Spaarndammerdijk (the sea dike running from Spaarndam to Amsterdam) to appear before them and declare openly what they have done with respect to enforcing the grazing prohibition and that they will enforce the prohibition by fining those who disobey and keep the turnstiles that prevent access in good working order.
 
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1472.10.06Permission for Pieter Willemszoon to sell his interest in the Kostverloren dike and invest the proceeds in else of similar value. A new letter to that effect will be issued by Rijnland.
 
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1477.12.29Request that Amsterdam, Diemen, and Weesp consult with Rijnland on possibilities for coordinated action against dike breaks both north and east of Amsterdam.
 
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1477.12.29All residents between Spaarndam and Amsterdam are ordered to appear at their sections of the Zeedijk (Spaarndammerdijk) on 8 January to receive their assignments in dike repair and remain there until dismissed.
 
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1477.12.29Sloten to close waal at Pieter Cillen's wharf, Osdorp to close the waal at Gerijn Bruynen, and Spaarnwoude, Houtrijk, and Hofambacht to close the waal in Houtrijk behind Gogenct. They will do this without help from others because of the difficulty getting there.
 
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1478.06.30The hoogheemraden issue a decision concerning compensation for dirt requisitioned for dike maintenance (aardhaling) and acknowledge that value of the land played a role in the amouts set. A list of individuals and amounts of aardgeld paid follows.
 
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1479.03.02Resolve to enforce penalities for those not promptly performing their prescribed maintenance work on the Hogendijk (Hoge Zeedijk; Spaarndammerdijk) between Amsterdam and Spaarndam.
 
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1525.09.14Settlement of a dispute between the achterdorpen that drain into the IJssel and the commons of Rijnland over payment of levies and apportionment of maintenance responsibilities (verhoefslagen).
 

 

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amsterdam city council
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1433.00.00An investigation into a dispute between Rijnland and the city of Amsterdam whose merchants had breached the Overtoom (an overtocht or inclined plane with winch to lift a boat over a dike) in the Kostverloren wetering on the southwestern side of the city to facilitate the transport of some bags of wool. Both sides claimed to own the dike in question and each appealed to old charters granting them jurisdiction. In the end, the arbitrators sided with Rijnland.
 

 

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amsterdam, vroedschap van
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1433.00.00An investigation into a dispute between Rijnland and the city of Amsterdam whose merchants had breached the Overtoom (an overtocht or inclined plane with winch to lift a boat over a dike) in the Kostverloren wetering on the southwestern side of the city to facilitate the transport of some bags of wool. Both sides claimed to own the dike in question and each appealed to old charters granting them jurisdiction. In the end, the arbitrators sided with Rijnland.
 

 

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amsterdam, willem van
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1371.11.13A list of certain incomes attached to lands and buildings perhaps in the neighborhood of Voorschoten and Valkenburg.
 

 

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andries janszoon
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1430.01.07Authorization for Spaarnwoude to build a sluis with associated canal through the dike (Hoge Zeedijk or Spaarndammerdijk) at Hofambacht with various stipulations, including a ban on fishing and a requirement that it be used only to discharge water and not to allow it in from outside.
 

 

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andries phillipszoon
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1384.00.00Apparently information concerning the handling (or mishandling) of certain properties in Katwijk, Leiden, Voorschoten, and Zoeterwoude held in trust for the benefit of the heirs of Aven Dirc Soytgens
 

 

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ansc, wouter van
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1440.00.00Permission for Dirc Smitszoon, Wouter van Ansc, Willem Matijszoon and others from Jacobswoude to construct a bay or inlet with a bridge through the road near Woude Manor (hofstede) with a place to launch their boats.
 

 

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antwoord
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1443.10.01Municipal officials of Haarlem and Leiden complained in front of the governor of Holland, lord of Lalaing, about Rijnland's attempts to collect levies from the cities despite their charters which they claim exempt them from such payments. Rijnland countered with charters claiming such authority and also referred, at the very end, to a similar case with Amsterdam in which, presumably Rijnland's claims were upheld.
 
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1453.02.25Written arguments that were part of longer processes involving Sasbout Aelwijnszoon and also Daem Janszoon against Vranc Jacobszoon and Eggert Vranckenszoon concerning levies and dues in Zegwaard.
 
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1453.02.25Written arguments that were part of longer processes involving Daem Janszoon and also Sasbout Aelwijnszoon against Vranc Jacobszoon and Eggert Vranckenszoon concerning levies and dues in Zegwaard.
 
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1457.06.28This is the verdict in a dispute between Aven Jan Bonens widow and Florijs Aelbertszoon concerning a verhoefslag (apportionment of maintenance responsibilities) for the dike at Houtrijk.
 

 

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arbitration
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1440.08.31Heemraden arbitrate a dispute between Amsterdam and Sloten about payment of aardgeld.
 

 

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arkel
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1465.10.09Simon Vrederick van Zwieten, droosaart of the land of Arkel and bailiuw of the land of Voorne, a member of the hoogheemraadschap since 1446, resigns, citing duties he owes the lord of Charlerois (i.e., Charles the Bold or Karel de Stoute).
 

 

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arrears
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1417.caList of those in Heemstede who were delinquent in paying their morgengeld.
 
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1429.00.00When officials seize land to recover unpaid morgengeld assessments, but the seized land is worth less than the amounts owed, they may seize other kinds of property as well.
 
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1432.00.00Allow recovery of money owed on some land in Zoetermeer belonging to the widow and children of the late Aelbrecht die Mandemaker who have abandoned the land and/or are fugitives. Meynert Dirc Smeetszoon agreed to pay the sum owed and will recover his cost from the property owned by the fugitives.
 
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1440.03.23Order the dijkgraaf to seize property in Hogeveen to compensate for arrears in payment.
 
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1446.10.04All land in Rijnland, regardless of quality, falls under the jurisdiction of dijkrecht as is written in another document, here appended
 
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1446.10.04All whose lands drain with Rijnland through the Spaarndam, but have not yet paid their part, must make an appearance to receive their apportionment of maintenance responsibilities (verhoefslagen), acknowledged in writting, or face having their drainage blocked -- all according to the charters of Rijnland.
 
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1451.05.04Permission for village officials in Rijnland to report their inability to collect authorized amounts to hoogheemraden; the latter presumably will pursue delinquints.
 

 

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assendelft, bartout van
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1452.10.10Permission for Bartout van Assendelft of Hillegom to move a road in front of his house.
 
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1456.05.04Order the old Breetsloot, a ditch or canal somewhere around Haarlem, be restored to its old use and condition.
 

 

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assessment
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1453.01.15In the presence of the representatives of the villages between Amsterdam and Spaarndam, the hoogheemraden ordered the closing of all dikes along the Spaarndammerdijk, with the costs to be spread over the affected villages in proportion to their areas.
 

 

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assignment of responsibility
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1417.03.05After taking much testimony, settlement of a dispute concerning Gerijt Zoegevoets dike in Osdorp: Gerijt only owned a house and hofstede along the dike which he sold to Gerijt Claes Louwerijszoon. The latter now be responsible for the dike in question.
 

 

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avel pieterszoon
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1421.05.25Sloten and Osdorp agree to honor the heemraad's decisions concerning the Hoppen.
 
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1437.05.07Decision to grant to Clais Jan Wouters z. a section of the embankment on his land at Kostverloren stretching to the Halverwetering
 

 

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aven dirc soytgens
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1384.00.00Apparently information concerning the handling (or mishandling) of certain properties in Katwijk, Leiden, Voorschoten, and Zoeterwoude held in trust for the benefit of the heirs of Aven Dirc Soytgens
 

 

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aven jan danelszoonsweduwe
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1457.06.28This is the verdict in a dispute between Aven Jan Bonens widow and Florijs Aelbertszoon concerning a verhoefslag (apportionment of maintenance responsibilities) for the dike at Houtrijk.
 

 

 

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William H. TeBrake
Maine, USA, June 2006
Rijnland
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