GENEALOGY OF THE MENSO FAMILY

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Background picture: my grandfather Johan Willem Menso (1871-1921).

The Menso family from the 16:th century until today
The Menso families and their places of birth
The_Mensos_and_their_jobs
Menso's around the world
The Menso family from Amsterdam
Family estates in the 18:th and 19:th century in Rhenen

The coat of arms of the Menso family

The family coats of arms

3 black "maillets", stonemason hammars, earlier in silver, on golden background
(from the Zwolle period)

Armorial Général.
Dictionnaire des termes de blason
par J.B. Rietstap
Tome 2, page 200
Deuxieme edition, 1887

3 golden
stone mason hammars
 on
silver background
 
(from the Rhenen period)


Zwolle: 15??-1671 Kesteren: 1706-1793 Rhenen: 1688-1874
ZWOLLE KESTEREN RHENEN
Cities where the Menso's lived from the 16th century to 1874.

The Menso family came in 1687 (Ds. Johannes Menso) from Zwolle to Rhenen and lived there until 1874 (Mr. J.C.P.E. Menso).


The Menso family from 1539 until today

  Name born in died in Simultaneous Dutch history
XIV Meeuwess Steinmesseler before 1539 Zwolle before 1589 ? 1500-58 Under Charles V the autonomies duchies Gelre and Brabant, the counties Holland and Zeeland and the Bishopric of Utrecht formed the Low Countries together with the present-day Belgium and Luxemburg.
It was then a part of the great Burgundian Hapsburg Empire.
XIII Jan Mensen (Mensinck)(Meeuwessen?)
Verger in Zwolle.
1565 Zwolle 1648 Zwolle 1568 Revolt against the Philip II of Spain due to restrictions on freedom of religion. A number of the northern provinces did revolt under leadership of Prince Willem of Orange. This was the beginning of the "80 Years War".
XII Ds. Menso Johannis
Vicar in Windesheim, Blokzijl, Vollenhove, Zwolle and Amsterdam.
1609 Zwolle 1664 Amsterdam 1588 The "Republic of the Seven United Provinces" was proclaimed. The Netherlands was born.
XI Ds. Johannes Menso
Vicar in Castricum, Velsen, Volendam and Rhenen.
1648 Zwolle 1724 Rhenen 1600-1700 The 17th century was called the "Golden Age" due to great prosperity, mainly due to the extensive trading network set up by the Dutch East India Company, theVOC.
X Ds. Menso Johannes Menso
Vicar in Kesteren, Tiel and Rhenen.
1679 Castricum 1733 Rhenen 1625-64 The WIC, Dutch West India Company, administrated New Amsterdam, which became later New York.
1648 The peace of Westphalia. The Republic of the Seven United Provinces was recognized.
IX Hendricus Menso
Schepen and Mayor in Rhenen.
1711 Kesteren 1780 Rhenen 1795 The end of the United Provinces, due to the French occupation. The beginning of "De Bataafse Republiek".
VIII Menso Johannes Menso
Schepen and Mayor in Rhenen.
1762 Rhenen 1811 Rhenen 1810 France annexed the whole of the Netherlands.
1806 Napoleon installed his brother Louis Napoleon as king of the republic, which now acquired the name Kingdom of Holland.
VII Johannes Christiaan Paulus Elisa Menso
Judge in Rhenen
Member of the Province council of Utrecht
Knight of the Dutch Lion.
1794 Rhenen 1874 Rhenen 1814 The Kingdom of the Netherlands, the todays Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg, was formed with William I, Prince of Oranje Nassau, as first king.
1813 Independent again due to the collapse of the Napoleonic empire.
VI Hendricus Menso
Major in the Infantry
Officer in the order of the Eikenkroon.
1827 Rhenen 1878 Haarlem 1830 The southern Netherlands formed the country of Belgium.
This secession of Belgium gave the Netherlands its present day form.
V Johan Willem Menso
Cashier in Voorburg.
1871 's-Gravenhage 1921 Voorburg 1890-1948 Queen Wilhelmina, queen of the Netherlands.
1839-1890 William II and after him William III, king of the Netherlands.
IV Menso Johannes Menso
Bookkeeper.
1903 's-Gravenhage 1990 Amsterdam 1914-18 World War I, the Netherlands stayed neutral.
III.1 Johan Willem Menso         1940-45 World War II, the Netherlands was occupied by Germany.
III.2 Johan Christiaan Paul Elisa Menso         1948-80 Queen Juliana, queen of the Netherlands.
II-1 Ludo Johannes Menso         1953 "Watersnood", a big part of Zeeland under water, many drowned.
I Bastiaan Jan-Willem Menso          
II-2 Sander Menso          
II-3 Johan Martin Menso         1980- Queen Beatrix, queen of the Netherlands.

In the list above only family members with the surname Menso who have continued or can continue the family name are mentioned (stamreeks).

The family name Menso is coming from the Christian name Mense.
Ds. Menso Johannes (XII) had "Mense" as Christian name.
The family is traced to the 16:th century in the city of Zwolle, in the province Overijssel, in Holland.
In the 3:rd known generation the name Menso was used as family name.
The surname Menso was during the Rhenen period 1688-1874 sometimes spelled "Mensoo".
This spelling was a.o. used by Constantijn Mensoo (1689-1733), Hendrik Mensoo (1711-1780) and Sara Mensoo (1695-?).
Also on the coat of arms from the Rhenen period, with the 3 clubs, the spelling Mensoo was used.

My most useful sources were:


The Menso families and their places of birth

Amsterdam 1668-1997
Blokzijl 1636-1638
Boxmeer 1787-1800
Bunnik 1740
Castricum 1648-1679
's Gravenhage 1871-1904
Kesteren 1706-1793
Haarlem 1876-1943
Lent 1821-1825
Oosterhout 1818
Rhenen 1688-1874
Santpoort 1948
Slijk-Ewijk 1790-1817
Velsen 1682-1686
Venlo 1791
Vollenhove 1640
Willemstad 1789
Zwolle ca 1539-1671


The Menso's and their jobs

Vicars:
Menso Johannis: Windesheim
(1632-1635), Blokzijl (1635-1638), Vollenhove (1638-1641), Zwolle (1641-1652) and Amsterdam (1652-1664)
Johannes Menso: Castricum
(1675-1681), Velsen (1681-?), Volendam (?-1687) and Rhenen (1687-1724)
Menso Johannes Menso: Kesteren
(1704-1714), Tiel (1714-1726) and Rhenen (1726-1733)
Johannes Menso: Bunnik
(1739-1743) and Rhenen (1743-1769)
Menso Johannes Menso: Meteren
(1766-1771), Slijk-Ewijk (1771-1772) and Oosterhout (1772-1813).

Vergers:
Jan Mensen (ca 1565-1648), in Zwolle.

Mayor, Raad, Schepen en Secretary:
Constantijn Menso: Raad and Schepen
(1728-1733) in Rhenen
Hendricus Menso
(1711-1780): Raad, Schepen en Mayor in Rhenen
Cornelis Menso
(1713-1782): Raad and Schepen in Rhenen
Menso Johannes Menso
(1762-1811): Raad, Schepen and Mayor in Rhenen
Anthonius Hugo Menso
(1789-1861): Raad in Doesburg
Cornelis Hendricus Menso
(1791-1862), Raad in Doesburg
Hendrik Menso
(1791-1872): Mayor in Rhenen
Jan Menso
(1801-1837): Secretary in Rhenen.

Member of the Staten Generaal:
Hendrik Menso
(1791-1872): member of the 1:st and 2:nd chamber of Parliament.

Member of the Provinciala Staten:
Johannes Christiaan Paulus Eliza Mens0
(1794-1874): member of the Provinciala Staten of Utrecht.

Judges:
Hendrik Menso: substitute judge
(1838-1872)
Johannes Christiaan Paulus Elisa Menso: judge in Rhenen
(?-1874).

Medical doctors:
Antonius Menso
(1642-?): in Zwolle
Antonius Menso
(1668-1726): in Amsterdam
Hendricus Menso
(1711-1780): in Rhenen
Hendrikus Menso
(1791-1872): in Rhenen.

In the army:
Cornelis Menso
(1713-1782): Lieutnant
Menso Johannes Menso
(1746-1787): Captain in the regiment of the Grave van Efferen
Johannes Hendricus Menso
(1757-1823): Major and Commander of the Willemstad garrison
Anthonius Hugo Menso
(1789-1861): General Major
Cornelis Hendricus Menso
(1791-1862): Captain in the Infantry
Leonardus Menso
(1800-1832): 1:st Lieutnant-adjudant in the Infantry
Hendricus Menso
(1827-1878): Major in the Infantry
Menso Johannes Menso (1871-1911): Lieutnant in the Hussars.

In the merchant fleet:
Menso Johannes Menso
(1818-1847):1:st steersman.


Other "Menso's" around the world

I am interested in finding more Menso families all over the world.
If you are a "Menso" and have more information about this family name please take contact with me.
Several Menso's are living in Italy: Torino, Milano, Roma, Genova.
There is no connection between the Dutch Menso family and the Menso's from Italy and Australia.
Also in the US Menso's can be found. They mainly have their roots from Italy.
According to the
Ellis Island data base 1 Menso came from Cuba and 5 from Italy during 1893 and 1913.

The connection with the Menzo's from Dedemsvaart, Holland is cleared out, see this link.
The relation with the Menzo's coming from Suriname is still unclear, they also sometimes use the spelling Menso.


The Menso family from Amsterdam

In the 15:th - 18:th century there was also another Menso family in Amsterdam.

I Meijnert (Menso) Cornelisz., born ca 1575.
Shoemaker in Amsterdam.
 

Married November 1600 in Amsterdam with Jannetge LENERTS, born ca 1573.
Kinderen:
a. Abram MENSO, baptized 20 September 1601 in Amsterdam
b. Lenert MENSO, baptized 20 March 1603 in Amsterdam
c. Cornelis MENSO, baptized 23 October 1605 in Amsterdam
d. Jacob MENSO, baptized 12 October 1606 in Amsterdam
e. Kornelis MENSO, baptized 27 July 1608 in Amsterdam
f. Aeriaentjen MENSO, baptized 16 May 1613 in Amsterdam.
II Leendert MENSOO, born 1602 in Amsterdam.

Married January 1630 in Amsterdam with Lijntje WOUTERS, born 1605 in Amsterdam
Children:
a. Hans MENSO, baptized 31 October 1630 in Amsterdam
b. Johannes MENSO, born ca 1631 in Amsterdam
c. Margriet MENSO, baptized 13 October 1633 in Amsterdam
d. Jacobus MENSO, baptized 4 May 1636 in Amsterdam
e. Abram MENSO, baptized 31 October 1630 in Amsterdam
f. Ysaac MENSOO, baptized 15 September 1641 in Amsterdam.
III Ysaac MENSO, baptized 15 September 1641 in Amsterdam.
"Varentgesel en kruytleser" in the O.I.C = East Indian Company.
Registrated as "poorter" of Amsterdam 29 November 1669.
(poorter = citizen of a city with the right to live inside the gates of a city).

1. Married ca 1650 to Aeltgen PIETERS
Children:
a. Greitien MENSO, baptized 22 October 1651 in the Noorderkerk in Amsterdam
b. Pieter MENSO, baptized 20 December 1653 in the Noorderkerk in Amsterdam
c. Hilletje MENSO, baptized 20 July 1657 in the Westerkerk in Amsterdam
d. Geertruijt MENSO, baptized 11 February 1661 in de Ouderkerk in Amsterdam

2. Married ca 1665 to Aaltie FOKKEN (van Spijk)
Children:
a.Magtelt MENSO, baptized 18 May 1666 in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam
b.Leendert MENSO, baptized 4 July 1668 in the Noorderkerk in Amsterdam, died before 1680
c. Focke MENSO, baptized  22 April 1670 in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam
d. Hendrikje MENSO, baptized 9 June. 1671 in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam
e. Catharina MENSO, born ca 1678
f. Leendert MENSO, baptized  29 March 1680 in the Nieuwe Zijds Kapel in Amsterdam

3. Married ca 1682 to Trijntje Pieters VOGELESANGH
Children:
a. Petrus MENSOO, baptized 21 April 1683 in the Zuiderkerk in Amsterdam
b. Lenardus MENSO, baptized  15 November 1684 in the Zuiderkerk in Amsterdam
c. Abram MENSO, baptized  28 July 1686 in de Amstelkerk te Amsterdam, married to Elisabet JANS
d. Jacob MENSO, baptized  29 April in de Amstelkerk te Amsterdam, married to Treijntie VAN DEN BOES
e. Isaak MENSO, baptized 2 October 1689 in the Amstelkerk in Amsterdam, died 23 April 1725 in  Cape of Good Hope
f. Arriaentje MENSO, baptized 2 October 1689 in the Amstelkerk in Amsterdam
g. Antoni MENSO, baptized 9 March 1692 in the Amstelkerk in Amsterdam
h. Antonij MENSO, baptized  4 October 1693 in the Amstelkerk in Amsterdam
IV Petrus MENSOO, baptized  21 April 1683 in Amsterdam.
"Blikslager" and living in Utrechtschestraat in Amsterdam.

1. Married 1710 to Joanna ROSINGH, daughter of Johannes ROSINGH and Femmetie SAALKAMP

2. Married to Femmichien SIJMONS, she die February 1722.
Children:
a. Maria MENSOO, baptized 13 January 1718 in the Zuiderkerk in Amsterdam
b. Femmitje MENSOO, baptized  September 1719 in the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam
c. Pieter MENSOO, baptized  12 March 1721 in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam
d. Geertruij MENSO, baptized  3 November 1722 in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.
V Pieter MENSOO, baptized 12 March 1721 in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.
"Blikslager" and living in Utrechtschestraat in Amsterdam.

Married to Maria Catharina VAN HOFF, died February 1758.
Children:
a. Femmetje MENSOO, baptized 4 February 1745 in the Amstelkerk in Amsterdam
b. Johanna MENSOO, baptized 26 April 1747 in the Zuiderkerk in Amsterdam
c. Pieter MENSOO, baptized 3 March 1751 in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, died 21 August 1834 in Amsterdam
d. Jacobus MENSOO, baptized 1 February 1758 in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.
VI Pieter MENSOO, baptized 3 March 1751 in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, died 21 August 1834 in Amsterdam.

1. Married to Johanna OPPERMAN, she died February 1778, daughter of Jan Hendrik OPPERMAN and Harmina RENSING
Children:
a. Pieter Isaak MENSO, baptized11 November 1772 in the Lutherse Kerk in Amsterdam
b. Johannes Hermanus MENSO, baptized 26 October 1774 in the Lutherse Kerk in Amsterdam
c. Hendrica Theodora MENSO, baptized 23 June 1776 in the Lutherse Kerk in Amsterdam
d. Johannes Petrus MENSO, baptized 28 December 1777 in the Lutherse Kerk in Amsterdam

2. Married to Maria Elisabeth LUURING, daughter of Hendrik LUURING and Margaretha JANSSEN
Children:
a. Anna Sophia MENSO, baptized 12 March 1780 in the Lutherse Kerk te Amsterdam
b. Isaac Hendrik MENSO, baptized 13 August 1781 at home in Amsterdam
c. Maria Elisabeth MENSO, baptized 9 April 1784 at home in Amsterdam.

3. Married 1795 to Cornelia VAN SCHOONE
VII Maria Elisabeth MENSO, baptized op 9 April 1784 at home in Amsterdam.

Married to Jacob HAAS
Children:
a. Cornelia HAAS, born 2 July 1807 in Amsterdam, baptized at home 8 July
b. Maria Elisabeth HAAS, born 30 December 1808 in Amsterdam, baptized at home 5 January
c. Jacoba HAAS, born 29 August 1810 in Amsterdam, baptized at home 9 September
d. Pieter HAAS, born 24 August 1824 in Amsterdam, married 23 May 1840 in 's-Hertogenbosch to Helena Izabella Josepha Jurgens, born 21 June 1814 in Boxmeer.

Anyone with more information about this family?
Still anyone alive in this family?

Information above comes from:
1. the magazine "De Nederlandsche Leeuw" from May 1931
2. own research, mainly in the church books of Amsterdam.


Family estates in the 18:th and 19:th century in Rhenen

Year Seller Buyer Description of the real estate (in Dutch)
1713 Juffr. Naleken Palmerts for 3/4 part and the children under age of Jr. Frans Palmerts and Anna Geertruij Boonsayer Menso Johannes Menso and Johan van Deventer Twintigh mergen weij ofte uijtterweert met een rijsweertje daer aen behorende gelegen onder de jurisdictie en buijten de Westpoort der Stadt Rhenen.
KOOPSOM: f 11.600
1742 Cornelis Menso Johan van Deventer Een huijs Schuur en Erve staande en gelegen binnen Rhenen in de Gasthuijsstraat.
KOOPSOM: 350 GL. Leges 40 penn.
1745 Schout and schepenen of the city Rhenen Ds. Johannes Menso 1745 december 27. Een hofje met een tuinhuisje gelegen bij de Bergpoort te  Rhenen.
(information from the archives of the city of Rhenen)
1751 Alida Adriana Menso Gerard van Brienen Een huijsinge en schuur gelegen binnen Rhenen.
1759 "Gijsbert van Noort als geweesene Kerkens van Cunera Kerk in kragte van speciale resolutie van de Vroedschap der Stad Rhenen" Hendrik Menso Twee akkertjes bouwland gelegen buijten de Westpoort van Rhenen.
1793 Teunis Langelaar and Annigje Toonen Menso Johannes Menso and Hanske Volbragt Deuring Een hoekje Heijveld gelegen op den Berg onder de Jurisdictie der Stad Rheenen.
KOOPSOM: 40 Guldens
1797 "Boedel van wijlen Anna Rudolphina van Deventer" Menso Johannes Menso Een stuk Tabaks en Weijland genaamd den Tabakscamp gelegen buiten de Bergpoort van Rhenen.
TOTALE KOSTEN = f 1800,00.
1798 Teunis Langelaar Menso Johannes Menso Een hoekje kleiveld gelegen op den Berg onder de Jurisdictie der Stad Rheenen.
TOTALE KOSTEN = f 40,00.
1801 Martinus van Beijnum and
Geertie Hannesse
Menso Johannes Menso Een hoekie driestland gelegen op den Berg onder de Jurisdictie der Stad Rheenen.
KOOPSOM: 50 Guldens
1802 The widow of Jan Langelaar Menso Johannes Menso Een stuk bouwland gelegen in den Dijksen Eng onder de Jurisdictie der Stad Rheenen.
KOOPSOM: 200 Guldens
1802 Dirk Sandbrink and
Anna Geertruijda van Noort,
Hendricus Romijn and
Hendrina Catharina Sandbrink
Dirkje Sandbrink,
Sandrina Antonia Sandbrink,
Fransiscus Gerardus Sandbrink and Johanna Honselaar
Menso Johannes Menso and
J.K. Schneiders van Greijffenswert
Een uiterwaard.
Zekere kampland bestaande in Bouwweij en Boschland gelegen te Agterberg aan de Hoogesteeg.
KOOPSOM: 1350 Guldens
1806 Anna Geertruida van Schoneveld, widow of van Klaas IJzendoorn Menso Johannes Menso Een hoek Tabaksland, genaamd het Marteland leggende buijten dezer Stads Bergpoort.
TOTALE KOSTEN = f 298,00.
1806 MeJonkvrouwe C F van Brienen Menso Johannes Menso and Hanske Volbragt Deuring Een Huijs Hof Erve en Schuur staande in de Lange Heerenstraat en een Schuur zonder Erve in de Horsstraat.
KOOPSOM: 1.518 Guldens
1806 De relatives of Hendrik Menso and his wife Johanna Christina Bouwensch Huybert Budding 1806 Augustus 18. Burgemeester en schepenen van Rhenen verklaren, dat de erfgenamen van Hendrik Menso en zijn vrouw Johanna Christina Bouwensch transporteren aan Juybert Budding een huis met schuur en brouwerij gelegen op de hoek van de Vissersstraat te Rhenen, en een kelder onder een huis in de Rijnstraat.
(gegevens uit archieven van het stadsbestuur van Rhenen)
1809 Lubbert van Bennecom Menso Johannes Menso Een stuk Tabaksland met den Bossche en de westelijke helft van de tabaksschuur gelegen buiten de Westpoort.
KOOPSOM: 1.000 Guldens
1826 Jan Smith and Jan Isacus Smith (the son of Jan Smith and  Alida Menso) Hendrik Menso,
Johan Christiaan Paulus Elisa Menso
Jan Menso,
Maria Barbara Menso
1. 1/3 part van een blok Tiend onder Opheusden, genaamd Gelderstiend.
KOOPSOM: 600 Guldens
2. 1/3 part van een Weiland en Boomgaard, genaamd Bouwensch Boomgaard, en Boomgaard met het daarin staaade Huisje, beiden nabij elkander gelegen aan de zoogenaamde Linie onder Kesteren.
KOOPSOM: 816 Guldens en 67 Cents
3. 1/3 part Weiland gelegen in de Marsch, aan de zoogenaamde Remsche Straat onder Lienden.
KOOPSOM: 466 Guldens
4. 1/3 part Pas met opgaande boomen, medegelegen in de Marsch aan de voornoemde Remsche Straat.
KOOPSOM: 233 Guldens en 33 Cents
1840 Hanske Volbragt Deuring, widow of
M.J. Menso
Roelof van Voorthuizen,
Hendrikje Willemina Nab
1. Een hofsteedje.
2. Een stuk bouwland gelegen in den Dijkschen Eng onder Rhenen.
3. Een stuk bouwland, enz.
1850 Aartje, Grada Berendina and Albert Meulenbroek, the children of Jan Meulenbroek and Roelofje van Tuijl Hendrik Menso,
Johan Christiaan Paulus Elisa Menso
1. Een huis, schuur en erf.
2. En hooiland, gelegen in de Horstbranden onder Rhenen.
TOTALE KOSTEN = f 151,48.


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