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Hoornsedijk

1820

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The red circle just above the centre.

South of the city, West of the long sand ridge to the South, West of the river Hoornse Diep.

On a dyke, the Hoornse Dijk,  that runs towards the sharp bend in the river to the South, the bend being named the Hoorn (horn, corner).

To the West two other rivers stream to the North, through this very low lying area.

To the South-West an actual swamp and the fields are flooded during the wet winter season.

1850

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1875

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1900

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1930

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1960

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1970

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1990

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2000

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2010

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2018

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A daguerreotype from 1846


He is called Johannes Ellis, her name is Maria Louisa de Hart. He is born in 1812 in the Ghanese town Elmina, as the son of the Dutch governor and a Ghanese woman.

She is born in 1826 on the plantation Sardam on the Cotticariver in Surinam. Her father is a Jew from Amsterdam: Mozes Meyer de Hart. The planter has twelve children with the freed slave Carolina Petronella van de Hart. Maria is one of those children.

Maria is pregnant on this picture.
The Ellis couple departs for The Netherlands in 1860.

Their unborn son of the picture, Abraham George Ellis joins the Dutch Navy, fights in Atjeh in the Dutch East Indies, lives a while in South America and becomes Minister of the Navy in the Dutch government from 1902 to 1905.

He died in 1916 and was buried by a big crowd, among which the husband of the Dutch Queen.