Tag: 17th century
Petrus Maes is – at least for now – the furthest ancestor of the directly paternal line, the Maes family. As I bump into the limits of historical material for this branch, it is time for a look at the family history of the Maes family line, with roots in Sint-Denijs (Zwevegem) and Wytschaete (Heuvelland).
Searching for the burial certificate of one of my many ancestors, being Franciscus Lauwers (b. 10/9/1690), I came across a remarkable story. A death in mysterious circumstances.