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JHM New site DEC 2018 2019

2019 Bike trip to Ruddervoorde, after the thunderstorm about Flanders this forenoon

I got this history from people from the area, I don't know this castle at all, I hope this is all right.

History of the castle family.
The Pecsteens make their family tree climb until the Middle Ages. There are a few Pecsteens in the Bruges city accounts of the 14th century, without a connection being made with the later Pecsteens.

Gertrude Pecsteen ( 1344) became the abbess of the abbey of Spermalie in 1333.
The first ancestor of the following Pecsteens was Simon Pecsteen, son of Simon, who married Isabelle van der Beke in 1601. Jacobus Pecsteen, mentioned below, was their only son. From Simon, or at least from James, the Pecsteen students studied law and placed themselves at the service, as a bailiff, clerk or recipient of congregations or delights, as well as director and recipient of large families such as the Cro family. The Pecsteens were mainly active in West Flanders and their name remains connected with Maldegem, Oedelem and Ruddervoorde. The center of the family was in Bruges. The head of the family was then Jacques Pecsteen (1660-1730), lord of Buytswerven, who was married to Jeanne Goeman (1685-1743). Their two sons, Jean-Franois Pecsteen (1719-1783) and Philippe Pecsteen (1726-1794) were the father of the following relatives.

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