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Nicasius de Sille

Male 1543 - 1600  (57 years)


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  • Name Nicasius de Sille 
    Born 3 Aug 1543  Mechelen, the Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Aug 1600  Amsterdam, the Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16797  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2017 

    Father Nicolaas de Sille 
    Mother Barbara van der Goes 
    Family ID F10494  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Genoveve de Romaignan,   d. 21 Jul 1572, Namur, Wallonia, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 31 Jan 1571  Namur, Wallonia, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Children 
    +1. Laurens de Sille, Burgomeister of Arnheim,   b. 1 Mar 1572, Namur, Wallonia, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1637, The Hague, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F10488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • From Wikipedia:

      Nicasius de Sille was a 16th-century statesman [...] who served as a special ambassador from the Netherlands to several nations, and as secretary to future Holy Roman Emperor Matthias. [...]

      In 1576, Nicasius was sent by the state to annex Gelderland. In 1577, he became the pensionary of Namur, and represented the city at the Assembly of Brussels. The following year he signed the Union of Brussels.

      In 1578, he became secretary to the Council of State for Archduke Matthias, who had become governor-general of the Netherlands as a result of the Dutch revolt, and secretary for the General States. After the fall of the Southern Provinces, de Sille removed to Holland where he became pensionary of Amsterdam while maintaining his duties as secretary. In 1579, on a mission to secure Mechlin, he was arrested and imprisoned out of revenge, but was released shortly thereafter.

      In 1584, de Sille made up the conditions of homage of Prince William to negotiate with the Earl of Leicester pertaining to control of the Netherlands. Later that year Nicasius was sent as a deputy to the States-General, marking the first of repeated terms until his death in 1600.

      In 1587, de Sille was sent as a special ambassador to England, appearing at the embassy before Queen Elizabeth. He is mentioned in Elizabeth's "Calendar of State Papers Foreign" on several occasions. Following the successful mission, Nicasius was sent as a special ambassador several times to Denmark, Germany, and France. He would also serve twice as a commissioner of the Army.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1764] Catharine T. R. Mathews, "The De Sille Family of Holland." New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 34:24, Jan 1903.

    2. [S160] Wikipedia.

    3. [S1767] William J. Hoffman, "An Armory of American Families of Dutch Descent." New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 64:3, January 1933.