|Samuel Claesz van Berckel 1
Silk merchant (sijdewinkelier) (1640) 2
born circa 1593 3
died April 1670
buried 10 April 1670, North Transept, Nieuwe Kerk, Delft 4
| He was a witness at the baptism of every one of the children|
of Willem Claesz van Assendelft and Maria Gerrits van Sassen.
Bob Kernkamp provides the following information:
Meester van de Kamer van Charitate (1637-1642, 1644-1661).
Boedelinventaris ONA 2131-351, 16.05.1670.
He had been married before Delft on January 15, 1617 to Truijtgen
Arents van Pufvliet, born before 1599, died on November 4, 1624,
daughter of Arend Thonisz van Pufvliet (zeepzieder) and Aechje
He owned a burial vault in the North Transept of the Nieuwe Kerk,
Delft. When necessary, the bones of the existing inmates were
removed from their coffins and rehoused in small coffins, known
as 'cleaning the grave', so that room was made for the new arrivals.
When this vault was declared full on 30th December 1694 there it
contained at least 22 burials and had been 'cleaned' 10 times.