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Beerta van Arkel van Heukelom

Female - 1322


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  • Name Beerta van Arkel van Heukelom 
    Gender Female 
    Died 25 Feb 1322  [1
    Person ID I23900  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2019 

    Father Otto van Arkel 
    Family ID F14360  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gijsbrecjt van Amstel,   b. Abt 1260,   d. Abt 1343  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married Abt 1280  [1
    Children 
    +1. Arnoud van Amstel,   d. Between 12 Feb 1363 and 5 Apr 1363
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2019 
    Family ID F14346  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Also called Bertha van Heukelom, Bertrada van IJsselstein.

      From Wikipedia (accessed 10 Mar 2019):

      Bertha van Heukelom was a Dutch noble, the legendary heroine of the Siege of IJsselstein Castle in 1296. She was the daughter of Otto I van Arkel lord of Heukelom (fl. 1254-1283) and married around 1280 to Gijsbrecht van IJsselstein (d. 1344).

      In 1296, her spouse was imprisoned in Culemborg by Hubrecht van Vianen of Culemborg as a loyalist of the County of Holland, in the then ongoing local feud between Holland and the bishopric of Utrecht. Bertha defended the castle against the siege by Culemborg during the imprisonment of her spouse. Her defense has been written about since the Middle Ages and made her a local heroine.

  • Sources 
    1. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.