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Offline lininberks

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Location in Belgium/Netherlands
« on: Saturday 29 June 19 12:51 BST (UK) »
 On 3 March 1767 Joanna Boon was baptised in Antwerp, (onze Lieve Vrouw Noorden).  Her father was Guilielmi Boon, ex Meersbroeck.  I cannot find Meersbroeck, or something similar anywhere.  Does anyone have any ideas where it might be?

It was entered as Mersbroeck,Mersbroek and Meijsbroeck on his other 3 children's baptisms.

https://search.arch.be/nl/zoeken-naar-archieven/zoekresultaat/inventaris/rabscan/eadid/BE-A0511_110245_109042_DUT/inventarisnr/I1102451090426319/level/file/scans-inventarispagina/9/scan-index/166/foto/511_9000_000_00039_000_0_0165_r


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Re: Location in Belgium/Netherlands
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 29 June 19 12:55 BST (UK) »
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Re: Location in Belgium/Netherlands
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 29 June 19 17:21 BST (UK) »
I don’t believe that there was/is a town called Meersbroek, but I think that the following could be a possibility:

The “Heerlijkheid" (Property owned by a nobleman) of Gijselo had a fief called Meersbroek near Aalter/Tielt.  It is quite likely that there would have been a community living there in the 18th century.

(FYI Meers and Broek are both words for a marsh or a low lying piece of land.)

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Re: Location in Belgium/Netherlands
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 29 June 19 18:04 BST (UK) »
Broek also means trousers,beek is another word for stream .
Meer can be more or lake.
I too think it is a place owned by Guillelmi Boon.
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Re: Location in Belgium/Netherlands
« Reply #4 on: Monday 01 July 19 17:05 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for your answers.  I will have a look at what you suggest.