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Nicasius de Sille

Male 1543 - 1600  (57 years)

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  1. 1.  Nicasius de Sille was born on 3 Aug 1543 in Mechelen, the Netherlands (son of Nicolaas de Sille and Barbara van der Goes); died on 22 Aug 1600 in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.


    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.

    Nicasius married Genoveve de Romaignan on 31 Jan 1571 in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium. Genoveve (daughter of Laurens de Romaignan and Phillipotte le Noire) died on 21 Jul 1572 in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    1. Laurens de Sille, Burgomeister of Arnheim was born on 1 Mar 1572 in Namur, Wallonia, Belgium; died on 2 Jan 1637 in The Hague, Netherlands; was buried in Klooster Kerk, The Hague, Netherlands.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Nicolaas de Sille (son of Jasper de Sille and Isabeau Vivikin).


    Doctor Juris, lawyer at the Superior Court of Mechelen (Malines).

    Nicolaas married Barbara van der Goes. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 3.  Barbara van der Goes (daughter of Aernout van der Goes and Dorothea van Hofstaeyen).
    1. 1. Nicasius de Sille was born on 3 Aug 1543 in Mechelen, the Netherlands; died on 22 Aug 1600 in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands.

Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Jasper de Sille (son of Antonius de Sille).

    Jasper married Isabeau Vivikin. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  2. 5.  Isabeau Vivikin
    1. 2. Nicolaas de Sille

  3. 6.  Aernout van der Goes

    Aernout married Dorothea van Hofstaeyen. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

  4. 7.  Dorothea van Hofstaeyen
    1. 3. Barbara van der Goes

Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Antonius de Sille


    He came to the Netherlands as a page of Philip "the Good," duke of Burgundy.

    1. 4. Jasper de Sille