Sri Lankan Burgher Family Genealogy

 

VAN DER POORTEN - Family #1159

 

See: http://groundviews.org/2011/04/12/a-lost-white-tribe-the-eurasians-in-sri-lanka/#comment-30799

The name Van Der Poorten derives from the Flemish phrase for "from the Port".

1  Antoine Joseph van der Poorten + Ranmenike


Antoine Joseph, was a Fleming from Brussels. His family was in the stained glass industry and may have been of Jewish origin. It is believed there was a Jewish branch of this family in Holland, which was wiped out, or almost wiped out, by the Nazis. It is also mentioned that the Germans wanted him to be a spy and that he had refused them. Antoine Joseph senior worked in the Belgian Congo and escaped a shipwreck with another person in a small boat - he was in fear his companion would turn cannibal. He had a very interesting diary but no one knows what happened to this.

Antoine had devout Roman catholic parents who wanted him to join the priesthood. He refused and went to the Congo instead.

His common-law wife in Ceylon was a Sinhalese lady (probably Kandyan) named Ranmenike.

…2  Annitta van der Poorten

…2  Francis van der Poorten went to Java where he died after been bitten by a rabid cat

……3  Max van der Poorten

……3  Victor van der Poorten

 

…2  Agno van der Poorten

…2  Louise van der Poorten + Bemelmans (Belgium)

……3  Tita Bemelmans

……3  Dalia Bemelmans

……3  Doris Bemelmans

……3  Willie Bemelmans

 

…2  Emily van der Poorten + Charles Vernon Guillan. They ran a hotel in Colombo opposite the clock tower.

……3  Julia Guillan

 

…2  Henry van der Poorten, b:1890, d:1952, + Name Not Known (common law wife)

……3  Lilian van der Poorten (living in Sri Lanka – 2002)
……3  Diana van der Poorten
……3  Vivian van der Poorten (living in Sri Lanka – 2002)
 

…2  2nd spouse of Henry van der Poorten, b:1890, d:1952, + Alice (common law wife)

……3  Franz van der Poorten
……3  Hals van der Poorten (living in Australia – 2002)
……3  Othello van der Poorten
……3  Mona van der Poorten
 

…2  3rd  spouse of Henry van der Poorten, b:1890, d:1952, + Umawathie Kumarihamy (common law wife)

……3  Camille van der Poorten
……3  Auguste van der Poorten (deceased)
          4  Vivimarie Van der Poorten + Medawattegedera (Sri Lanka)

          4  Yichaelle Van der Poorten + Devendra (Canada)
……3  Adolf van der Poorten
……3  Benito van der Poorten (deceased)
……3  Etienne van der Poorten (deceased)
……3  Bertha van der Poorten
……3  Winston van der Poorten (UK)
……3  Louise van der Poorten
……3  Leo van der Poorten
……3  George (alias Michael) van der Poorten + Nancy (Canada) [164 Morse St., Toronto Ontario M4M 2P8]

…2  Joseph (Joe) van der Poorten of Galagedara, married at Ganegama Church, Baddegama on 5-Feb-1920. Joseph was born at Greenwood Estate, Galagedara on 27-Jun-1895, son of Antoine Joseph van der Poorten senior, a Fleming who escaped to Ceylon after being ship-wrecked, in a small boat with one other man from the Belgian Congo and married a Sinhalese lady. Hilda died at Alfred Place, Colpetty (Kolupitiya), Colombo in the late 1960s + Hilda Dagmar Winter, born at Gintota, Galle on 28-Jun-1898 (1158)

……3  Aileen van der Poorten, born at Rock Hill Estate, Galagedara on 17-Jun-1921, baptised at Ganegama Roman Catholic Church, died on 13-Jan-2002 at Aberfoyle Park, S. Australia aged 80, bur. Centennial Park Cemetery, Goodwood Road, Daw Park, S. Australia + Bernard William Ayres, m:8-Jun-1945,  divorced her first husband and both her children died. She lived with her 2nd husband, in Australia Jozefus ("Joe") Mathys Lodewyk Hoek (b. 28.3.1930 Holland, d. 29.7.2001, Date of Service: 03 August 2001, Age: 71 years, Funeral Company: Fulham Funerals, Last Address: Aberfoyle Park, South Australia, Memorial Details: Medika Walls, Wall 1, Position A011 Aberfoyle Park, S. Australian aged 71, bur. Centennial Park Cemetery, Goodwood Road, Daw Park, S. Australia) – address: 2-4 Jeanette Crescent, Aberfoyle Park, S. Australia 5159. Aileen was ill and amongst other ailments, suffered badly from glaucoma so could not see very well. She has grand children. Aileen died in Australia on January 13, 2002,. Aileen van der Poorten (Hoek), Date of Death: 13 January 2002, Date of Service: 18 January 2002, Age: 80 years, Funeral Company: Fulham Funerals, Last Address: Aberfoyle Park, South Australia, Memorial Details: Medika Walls, Wall 1, Position A012, Fulham Funerals SA Pty Ltd, 139 Holbrooks Road, Underdale, South Australia 5032., Telephone: (08) 8234 0506.

………4  Romaine Ayres +Trevor Patterson

…………5  Andrew Patterson

………4  Jerry Ayres

…………5  Name Not Known

…………5  Name Not Known

…………5  Name Not Known

 

……3  Brian Roger van der Poorten, b:21-Dec-1922 at Katugastota, baptised at St. Thomas College, Mount Lavinia by the Rev. Foster. + Prema

………4  Loiuse van der Poorten + (a boy from Galagedara)

…………5  son, b:1987

…………5  daughter, b:1994

………4  Charmaine van der Poorten + Pastor Trevine Peiris,

…………5  Dexter Pieris, b:1989

…………5  Trisha Sandrine Pieris, b. 1993

………4  Rohani van der Poorten

………4  Laurance van der Poorten

 

……3  Joyce Inez (ANUDHI) van der Poorten, born at the Firs Nursing Home, Kandy on 5.2.1930 and bp. at the Jesuit Seminary, Ampitiya. + James Stevenson Gorrie of Dundee on 26.9.1946 and divorced him. She had no children.  She divorced him.

 

……3  2nd spouse of Joyce Inez (ANUDHI) van der Poorten: + William Charles Wentworth Jnr, the son of a well respected Australian statesman, in Ceylon in 1967. Their daughter Lisa was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1969. Anudhi arrived in Australia from England in 1954. She owned and ran, with a partner, the first curry house in Melbourne called the Ceylon Restaurant which became a meeting place for various overseas entertainers with whom she maintained life-long friendships. These included Louis Armstrong, Harry Belafonte, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Katherine Dunham and her Dance Company and Luisillo and his Spanish Dance Theatre Group. Anudhi and Lisa came to live in Byron Bay in 1976. Anudhi became a Local Government Councillor in 1980 and spent 15 years in Council, resigning in 1995. Lisa now lives in Perth, Western Australia. ANUDHI is a Sinhalese name by which she chooses to be called by.

………4  Lisa Wentworth

…2  Benjamin van der Poorten, b:12-May-1898, ) He was on Greenwood Estate, Galagedara  + Nellie Winter, , b:31-Mar-1903.  (1158)

……3  Antoine (Tony)  Joseph van der Poorten junior + Miss Mendelsohn, divorced and had no children. He lives at 20 Ellison Road, Streatham, London SW 16 5BY. [Van der Poorten (Tony) son of Ben & Nellie Van der Poorten passed away peacefully aged 72 on the 5th November. Funeral at 2.30 pm on the 15th November at West Norwood Cemetery, Norwood High Street, London S E 27. No flowers please but donations to Imperial Cancer Research fund or to Trinity House hospice, Clapham Northside.//Yards away at Holy Trinity church] Antoine’s ashes were to be scattered over Mexico, a land  he loved very much and claimed that they were Eurasians like him too. He was very well read and liked art, architecture, and history. Tony’s obituary appeared in the Sri Lanka daily News on Thursday, November 15, 2000 as follows:-

Obituary in Sri Lanka Daily News paper: TONY VAN DER POORTEN   Son of Nellie and Ben, brother of Michael (Micky, UK), Emil (Canada), brother-in-law of Estella and Jean, uncle of Menika, Ranmal, Danny, Peter, Anna, Ben, Michelle and Alain, passed away in the UK. Much loved and sadly missed by friends and relations. Funeral Thurs. 15th West Norwood Crematorium, London. Details: 9A, 5th Lane, Nawala, Rajagiriya. Tel. 077 899 154.  

……3  Michael (Micky) Adrian van der Poorten (UK) + Carmini Meedeniya

………4  Menika van der Poorten (in the UK)

………4  Ranmal van der Poorten (Ceylon)

 

……3  2nd spouse of  Michael (Micky) Adrian van der Poorten (UK) : + Janet, of Irish origin

………4  Peter van der Poorten

………4  Benjamin van der Poorten

………4  Anna van der Poorten  (and also an illegitimate son)

 

……3  Emil van der Poorten (Canada) + (cousin) Jean Gray. (Canada) (d/o Mary Winter) (1158)

………4  Michelle van der Poorten

………4  Alain van der Poorten

……3  Anita van der Poorten + de Saran

See The Golden Falcon webpages compiled by the late Wendy Winter Garcia at: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pillagoda/ for more details of the van der Poorten/Winter connection.

 


Descendants of Van der Poorten Antoine Joseph

 

File     :  D:\OUD\FAMILIE\PRO‑GEN\PG30\NL\DATA\POORT96

Date    :  17‑01‑2003

Selection'             Personen in parenteel van Antoine Joseph Van der Poorten [8132]'

Sorting: Per tak

 

I.1        Van der Poorten, Antoine Joseph [8132], born on 17‑02‑1849 in Brussel (Belgium)

Went to Sri Lanka with Delay (irish) but travelled on to Australiλ to stay there. After an unknown bad experience with a farmer somewhere along the Murray‑Darling river, he was convinced that this wasn’t the right place for him so he went back to Sri Lanka.

Was a diplomat (Consul) in Sri lanka ( 1885 at Greenwood, name of a place nearby Galagedera) and had plantages in Belgian Congo (in 1892 he travelled between Brussel en Congo "to do some work for his King" )

Returned to Sri Lanka in 1893), died circa 1936 I don’t know where.

Relation [3422] to Ranmenike [9890] (I.2), from Sinhalese origine, probably Kandyan.

From this relation:

1.         Van der Poorten, Anita [9891], born before  1892 (see also II.2).

2.         Van der Poorten, Henry [8131], born on 20‑02‑1892 in Sri Lanka (see also II.3).

3.         Van der Poorten, Joseph (Joe) [9924], born on 27‑06‑1895 in Galagedara (Sri Lanka) (see also II.7).

4.         Van der Poorten, Benjamin [9929], born on 14‑05‑1898 in Sri lanka (see also II.9).

5.         Van der Poorten, Francis [9893] (see also II.11).

6.         Van der Poorten, Agno [9894] (II.12), according my information he died shortly after he enlisted as a volunteer for the Great War (WW1), son of Van der Poorten, Antoine Joseph [8132] (see also I.1) and Ranmenike [9890] (I.2).

7.         Van der Poorten, Louise [9895] (see also II.14).

8.         Van der Poorten, Emily [9903] (see also II.16).

 

II.2       Van der Poorten, Anita [9891], born before  1892.

Relation [3423] to De Saram [9892] (II.1), zie 1160, no concrete information, could be a mistake.

From this relation:

1.         De Saram, Ernest [10159] (III.1), son of De Saram [9892] (II.1) and Van der Poorten, Anita [9891] (see also II.2).

2.         De Saram, Harold [10160] (III.2), son of De Saram [9892] (II.1) and Van der Poorten, Anita [9891] (see also II.2).

3.         De Saram, Cirrus [10179] (III.3), daughter of De Saram [9892] (II.1) and Van der Poorten, Anita [9891] (see also II.2).

 

II.3       Van der Poorten, Henry [8131], born on 20‑02‑1892 in Sri Lanka, died circa 1952 in Sri Lanka.

Relation (1) [3499] to X1 [10126] (II.4).

Relation (2) [3500] to Alice [10127] (II.5).

Relation (3) [3501] to Kumarihamy, Umawathie [10128] (II.6).

From the first relation:

1.         Van der Poorten, Lilian [9908] (III.4), born 1918, daughter of Van der Poorten, Henry [8131] (see also II.3) and X1 [10126] (II.4), in 2002 still living in  Sri Lanka?

2.         Van der Poorten, Vivian [9909] (III.5), born 1920, daughter of Van der Poorten, Henry [8131] (see also II.3) and X1 [10126] (II.4), in 2002 still living in Sri Lanka?

3.         Van der Poorten, Diana [9910] (III.6), born 1922, died 1993, daughter of Van der Poorten, Henry [8131] (see also II.3) and X1 [10126] (II.4).

From the second relation:

4.         Van der Poorten, Franz [9911] (III.7), born 1930, son of Van der Poorten, Henry [8131] (see also II.3) and Alice [10127] (II.5).

5.         Van der Poorten, Mona [9913] (III.8), born 1943, died 1978, daughter of Van der Poorten, Henry [8131] (see also II.3) and Alice [10127] (II.5).

6.         Van der Poorten, Othello [9914] (III.9), born 1945, died 1998, son of Van der Poorten, Henry [8131] (see also II.3) and Alice [10127] (II.5).

7.         Van der Poorten, Hulls [9912] (III.10), went to Australiλ and was still living there in 2002, son of Van der Poorten, Henry [8131] (see also II.3) and Alice [10127] (II.5).

From the third relation:

8.         Van der Poorten, Camille [9915] (III.11), born 1933, son of Van der Poorten, Henry [8131] (see also II.3) and Kumarihamy, Umawathie [10128] (II.6).

9.         Van der Poorten, Bertha [9919] (III.12), born 1943, daughter of Van der Poorten, Henry [8131] (see also II.3) and Kumarihamy, Umawathie [10128] (II.6).

10.       Van der Poorten, Winston [9920] (III.13), born 1946 in London Great Britain, son of Van der Poorten, Henry [8131] (see also II.3) and Kumarihamy, Umawathie [10128] (II.6).

11.       Van der Poorten, George Michael [9923] (III.14), born 1949, is living in Toronto Canada, son of Van der Poorten, Henry [8131] (see also II.3) and Kumarihamy, Umawathie [10128] (II.6), lives Morse street 164 at Toronto, Canada.

Relation [3502] to Nancy [10129] (III.15).

12.       Van der Poorten, Auguste Adolphe [9916] (III.16), son of Van der Poorten, Henry [8131] (see also II.3) and Kumarihamy, Umawathie [10128] (II.6).

                        Children: Camille van der Poorten, Auguste van der Poorten (deceased), Vivimarie Van der Poorten (Medawattegedera) (Sri Lanka), Yichaelle Van der Poorten 
                                          (Devendra) (Canada)

13.       Van der Poorten, Benito [9917] (III.17), son of Van der Poorten, Henry [8131] (see also II.3) and Kumarihamy, Umawathie [10128] (II.6).

14.       Van der Poorten, Etienne [9918] (III.18), died 1991, son of Van der Poorten, Henry [8131] (see also II.3) and Kumarihamy, Umawathie [10128] (II.6).

15.       Van der Poorten, Louise [9921] (III.19), daughter of Van der Poorten, Henry [8131] (see also II.3) and Kumarihamy, Umawathie [10128] (II.6).

16.       Van der Poorten, Leo [9922] (III.20), son of Van der Poorten, Henry [8131] (see also II.3) and Kumarihamy, Umawathie [10128] (II.6).

 

II.7       Van der Poorten, Joseph (Joe) [9924], born on 27‑06‑1895 in Galagedara (Sri lanka), according information born on Greenwood Estate.

Married [3429] at the age of 24 on 05‑02‑1920 in Baddegama (Sri Lanka) to Winter, Hilda Dagmar [9925], 21 years old (II.8), born on 28‑06‑1898 in Gintota Galle (Sri Lanka), died at the end of 1960 in Alfred Place Colpetty Kolupitiya (Sri Lanka).

From this marriage:

1.         Van der Poorten, Aileen [9926], born on 17‑06‑1921 in Galagedara (Sri Lanka) (see also III.22).

2.         Van der Poorten, Brian [9928] (III.24), born on 21‑12‑1922 in Katugastota (Sri Lanka), son of Van der Poorten, Joseph (Joe) [9924] (see also II.7) and Winter, Hilda Dagmar [9925] (II.8).

Relation (1) [3511] to Prema [10147] (III.25).

Relation (2) [3512] to Padmini [10148] (III.26).

3.         Van der Poorten, Joyce Inez (Anudhi) [9927], born on 05‑02‑1930 in Kandy (Sri Lanka) (see also III.28).

 

III.22    Van der Poorten, Aileen [9926], born on 17‑06‑1921 in Galagedara (Sri Lanka), in the Ganegama catholic church, died on 13‑01‑2002 in Aberfoyle Park (South Australia) at the age of 80.

Married (1) [3508] at the age of 23 on 08‑06‑1945 to Ayres, Bernard William [10141] (III.21).

Relation (2) [3510] to Hoek, Josefus Mathys Lodewyk [10145] (III.23), born on 28‑03‑1930 in Nederland, died on 29‑07‑2001 in Australiλ at the age of 71.

From the first marriage:

1.         Ayres, Romaine [10142] (see also IV.2).

2.         Ayres, Jerry [10144] (IV.3), son of Ayres, Bernard William [10141] (III.21) and Van der Poorten, Aileen [9926] (see also III.22).

 

IV.2     Ayres, Romaine [10142].

Relation [3509] to Patterson, Trevor [10143] (IV.1).

From this relation:

1.         Patterson, Andrew [10146] (V.1), son of Patterson, Trevor [10143] (IV.1) and Ayres, Romaine [10142] (see also IV.2).

 

III.28    Van der Poorten, Joyce Inez (Anudhi) [9927], born on 05‑02‑1930 in Kandy (Sri Lanka), Came from Great Britain in 1954 to Sydney

She had the first Curry restaurant in Melbourne, called the "Ceylon Restaurant".

A lot of well known people like Louis Amstrong, Harry Belafonte, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, enz... visited this restaurant and became friends

Onwards 1976 she lived with her daughter in Byron Bay

She became member of the city counsel from 1980 till 1995 and she lives now in Perth Australiλ

The name Anudhi is a Sinhalese name she adopted.

Relation (1) [3513] to Gorrie, James Stevenson [10149] (III.29), born on 26‑09‑1946 in Dundee (Groot Brittaniλ).

Married (2) [3514] in Sri Lanka to Wentworth Jnr., William Charles [10150] (III.27), son of an Australian statesman.

From the second marriage:

1.         Wentworth Jnr., Lisa [10151] (IV.4), born 1969 in Sidney (Australie), daughter of Wentworth Jnr., William Charles [10150] (III.27) and Van der Poorten, Joyce Inez (Anudhi) [9927] (see also III.28).

 

II.9       Van der Poorten, Benjamin [9929], born on 14‑05‑1898 in Sri lanka.

Relation [3430] to Winter, Nellie [9930] (II.10), born on 31‑03‑1903.

From this relation:

1.         Van der Poorten, Antoine Joseph [9931] (III.30), born 1928 in Kandy ? (Sri Lanka), died on 05‑11‑2000 in London, lived in Londen, 20 Ellison Road, Streatham, London SW 16 5BY

we had a few contacts by telephone and we had arranged a visit in London one day but on a day I got the very bad news he had deceased

His ashes were dispersed over Mexico, a country he had loved very much?

The news of his departure was published in the Sri Lanka Daily News on 15 november 2000 as seen on the internet, son of Van der Poorten, Benjamin [9929] (see also II.9) and Winter, Nellie [9930] (II.10).

Relation [3515] to Mendelsohn [10152] (III.31). according to my information they were divorced.

2.         Van der Poorten, Michael Adrien [9932], born in Kandy ? (Sri Lanka) (see also III.32).

3.         Van der Poorten, Emil Hals [9933] (see also III.35).

 

III.32    Van der Poorten, Michael Adrien [9932], born in Kandy ? (Sri Lanka), lives in Londen.

Relation (1) [3516] to Meedeniya, Carmini [10153] (III.33).

Relation (2) [3517] to Janet [10154] (III.34).

From the first relation:

1.         Van der Poorten, Menika [10155] (IV.5), daughter of Van der Poorten, Michael Adrien [9932] (see also III.32) and Meedeniya, Carmini [10153] (III.33).

2.         Van der Poorten, Ranmal [10156] (IV.6), son of Van der Poorten, Michael Adrien [9932] (see also III.32) and Meedeniya, Carmini [10153] (III.33).

From the second relation:

3.         Van der Poorten, Peter Michael [9934] (IV.7), son of Van der Poorten, Michael Adrien [9932] (see also III.32) and Janet [10154] (III.34).

4.         Van der Poorten, Benjamin [10157] (IV.8), son of Van der Poorten, Michael Adrien [9932] (see also III.32) and Janet [10154] (III.34).

5.         Van der Poorten, Anna [10158] (IV.9), daughter of Van der Poorten, Michael Adrien [9932] (see also III.32) and Janet [10154] (III.34).

 

III.35    Van der Poorten, Emil Hals [9933], vice president of the Equity party in Edmonton Alberta Canada?

Relation [3431] to Gray, Jean [9935] (III.36).

From this relation:

1.         Van der Poorten, Michelle [9936] (IV.10), daughter of Van der Poorten, Emil Hals [9933] (see also III.35) and Gray, Jean [9935] (III.36).

2.         Van der Poorten, Alain [9937] (IV.11), daughter of Van der Poorten, Emil Hals [9933] (see also III.35) and Gray, Jean [9935] (III.36).

 

II.11     Van der Poorten, Francis [9893], went to Java settled there and never went back to Sri lanka.

Children:

1.         Van der Poorten, Max [10122] (III.37).

2.         Van der Poorten, Victor [10125] (III.38).

 

II.14     Van der Poorten, Louise [9895], died giving birth to her child

Relation [3424] to Bemelmans [9896] (II.13). Belgian nationality.

From this relation:

1.         Bemelmans, Titta (Tita) [9897] (III.40), born about  1903, daughter of Bemelmans [9896] (II.13) and Van der Poorten, Louise [9895] (see also II.14).

Relation [3425] to Groenen [9898] (III.39), doctor, according to my information much older than his wife.

2.         Bemelmans, Delia (Dolly) [9899] (III.42), daughter of Bemelmans [9896] (II.13) and Van der Poorten, Louise [9895] (see also II.14).

Relation [3427] to Gilles, Pierre [9902] (III.41), had a plantation in Belgian Congo.

3.         Bemelmans, Doris [9900] (III.43), daughter of Bemelmans [9896] (II.13) and Van der Poorten, Louise [9895] (see also II.14).

4.         Bemelmans, Willie [9901] (III.44), son of Bemelmans [9896] (II.13) and Van der Poorten, Louise [9895] (see also II.14).

 

II.16     Van der Poorten, Emily [9903].

Relation (1) [3426] to Howitz [9904] (II.15), Swiss nationality, lived for a while in India

Changed his name to Howitt.

Relation (2) [3428], to Guillain, Charles Fernand [9905] (II.17), they had an hotel in Colombo, just in front of the belltower.

From the first relation:

1.         Howitz, Julia [10180] (III.45), daughter of Howitz [9904] (II.15) and Van der Poorten, Emily [9903] (see also II.16).

From the second relation:

2.         Guillain, Julia [9906] (see also III.46).

 

III.46    Guillain, Julia [9906].

Children:

1.            Patricia [9907] (IV.12), born 1950? Still living in Sri Lanka.

 

 

 


Ancestral line of Antoine Joseph Van der Poorten

 

File     :  D:\OUD\FAMILIE\PRO‑GEN\PG30\NL\DATA\POORT96

Date    :  17‑01‑2003

Selection:             'Personen in stamreeks van Antoine Joseph Van der Poorten [8132]'

Sorting: Kwartiernummer

 

1                    Antoine Joseph Van der Poorten [8132], born on 17‑02‑1849 in Brussel (source: uittreksel

Went to Sri Lanka with Delay (irish) but travelled on to Australiλ to stay there. After an unknown bad experience with a farmer somewhere along the Murray‑Darling river, he was convinced that this wasn’t the right place for him so he went back to Sri Lanka.

Was a diplomat (Consul) in Sri lanka ( 1885 at Greenwood, name of a place nearby Galagedera) and had plantages in Belgian Congo (in 1892 he travelled between Brussel en Congo "to do some work for his King" )

Returned to Sri Lanka in 1893), died circa 1936 I don’t know where.

Relation [3422] to Ranmenike [9890] (I.2), from Sinhalese origine, probably Kandyan.

 

I

 

2          Joseph Leopold Van der Poorten [1402], house painter, later painter on stained glass (1852), born on 21‑11‑1814 in Lokeren. At first he was called Joseph Leopold Goossens but later on he was legitimised by his father according their matrimonial contract on 30 juni 1818. In 1836 he moved to St. Jans Molenbeek near Brussel where he had a business as a painter on glass.

Stained glass of his hand can still be seen in the St. Laurentius church (4) of  Lokeren  and the  O.L.V. ter Kapellekerk (2) in Brussel (1869) .

Relation [3245] to

 

3          Marie Thιrθse Hals [9323].

 

 II

 

4 Jacobus Josephus Van der Poorten [1296], house painter, in 1847 he stopped working so normaly in this period it meant that he was a rich man, born on 15‑12‑1787 in Lokeren (source: parochieregister, referencenumber: 3768).

died on 19‑01‑1859 at 09.00  in Lokeren at the age of 71 (source: burgerlijke stand, referencenumber: 22),

Married [117] at the age of 30 on 30‑06‑1818 in Lokeren (source: burgerlijke stand, referencenumber: 27). In this contract of marriage they legitimize their son  Josephus Leopoldus Goossens, so he got the family name of Van der Poorten

 

5             Scholastica Goossens [453], spinster, clothmaker, born on 10‑02‑1794 in Zele, died on 24‑05‑1849 at 17.00  in Lokeren at the age of 55 (source: burgerlijke stand, referencenumber: 231), daughter of Zacharius Goossens [454], macon, and Seraphina Geerinck [408],

 

 

 

 III

 

8          Andreas Bernardus Van der Poorten [963], merchant, born on 24‑02‑1749 in Lokeren (source: parochieregister, referencenumber: 2448). died on 04‑08‑1822 at 14.00  in Lokeren at the age of 73 (source: burgerlijke stand, referencenumber: 255),

Church marriage [115] at the age of 34 on 22‑05‑1783 in Lokeren (source: uittreksel parochieregister, referencenumber: 6111),. Spouse is the 33 years old

 

9          Maria Anna Carolina De Poorter [1942], born on 25‑07‑1749 in Lokeren (source: parochieregister, referencenumber: 2454), died on 29‑11‑1822 at 04.00  in Lokeren at the age of 73 (source: burgerlijke stand, referencenumber: 366),

daughter of Petrus De Poorter [1964] and Catharina Van den Abeele [5051].

 

 IV

 

16        Jacobus Van der Poorten [1289], born on 24‑04‑1711 in Lokeren (source: parochieregister, referencenumber: 1612). died on 09‑07‑1763 in Lokeren at the age of 52 (source: parochieregister, referencenumber: 4962 Church marriage [109] at the age of 22 on 10‑05‑1733 in Lokeren (source: uittreksel parochieregister, referencenumber: 5880),

 

17        Judoca Theresia Audenaert [35], died on 17‑08‑1784 in Lokeren (source: parochieregister, referencenumber: 5225) at the age of  73, daughter of Joannes Audenaert [32] and Joanna Luypaert [676].

 

 V

 

32        Cornelius Van der Poorten [1099], born on 20‑02‑1686 at 05.00  in Lokeren (source: uittreksel parochieregister, referencenumber: 1136). died on 23‑07‑1765 in Lokeren at the age of 79 (source: uittreksel parochieregister, referencenumber: 4979).

Church marriage (1) [101] at the age of 23 on 21‑04‑1709 in Lokeren (source: uittreksel parochieregisters, referencenumber: 5756) to Judoca Baeten [58], 23 years old (see also 33).

Church marriage (2) [100] at the age of 55 on 20‑04‑1741 in Lokeren (source: uittreksel parochieregister, referencenumber: 5912), to Angelina Van de Vijver [2418], 31 years old, born on 22‑01‑1710 in Eksaarde, died on 16‑05‑1782 at 06.00  in Lokeren at the age of 72 (source: uittreksel parochieregister, referencenumber: 5170daughter of Baldwinus Van de Vijver [2419] and Judoca Bontinck [145].

 

33        Judoca Baeten [58], born on 23‑01‑1686 in Lokeren, died on 13‑03‑1740 in Lokeren at the age of 54 (source: uittreksel parochieregisters, referencenumber: 4826). daughter of Petrus Baeten [59] and Margareta Antheunis [15].

 

 VI

 

64        Egidius Van der Poorten [1128], born on 09‑01‑1639 in Lokeren (source: uittreksel parochieregisters, referencenumber: 6567 christened on 11‑01‑1639 in Lokeren, died on 06‑07‑1698 in Lokeren at the age of 59 (source: uittreksel parochieregisters, referencenumber: 4553).

Church marriage (1) [157] at the age of 27 on 26‑10‑1666 in Daknam (source: parochieregister), to Elisabeth De Puysselaer [2086], died on 30‑04‑1681 in Lokeren.

Church marriage (2) [90] at the age of 44 on 28‑04‑1683 in Lokeren (source: uittreksel parochieregisters, referencenumber: 5651 to Judoca De Smet [2241] (see also 65).

 

65        Judoca De Smet [2241], born 1657 in Lokeren, died on 16‑02‑1719 in Lokeren (source: uittreksel parochieregisters, referencenumber: 4683), daughter of Jacobus De Smet [2240].

 

 VII

 

128     Bartholomeus Van der Poorten [1021], died 1668 in Lokeren. In the period of 1668‑1669 there was pestilence in Lokeren, probably he and his wife died both of this disease

 

Church marriage [50] on 24‑11‑1633 in Lokeren (source: uittreksel parochieregisters, referencenumber: 5409). to the 22 years old

 

129     Anna De Stroopere [2279], born on 23‑12‑1610 in Lokeren (source: uittreksel parochieregisters, referencenumber: 112

died 1668 in Lokeren, daughter of Egidius De Stroopere [2280] and Anna Spruyt [2253].