Willem van Hogendorp

Willem van Hogendorp

Male 1735 - 1784  (48 years)    Has 34 ancestors and 198 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Willem van Hogendorp 
    Relationshipwith Francis Fox
    Born 23 Jun 1735  Rotterdam, ZH, NL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Address 1774  Rembang Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1784 
    Person ID I411136  Geneagraphie
    Links To This person is also Willem van Hogendorp at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2017 

    Father Mr. Diederik van Hogendorp,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Gravin Catharina Wilhelmina van Hogendorp,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F187726  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Carolina Wilhelmina van Haren,   b. 25 Apr 1741, 's-Gravenhage, ZH, NL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1812, 's-Gravenhage, ZH, NL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1760 
    Children 
     1. Diderik van Hogendorp,   b. 11 Oct 1761, Heenvliet Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1822, Novo Sion Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. Graaf Gijsbert Karel van Hogendorp,   b. 27 Oct 1762,   d. 5 Aug 1834, 's-Gravenhage, ZH, NL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Jhr. Mr. Willem van Hogendorp,   b. 9 May 1765, Rotterdam, ZH, NL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1835, Velp, Gld, NL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 14 May 2009 
    Family ID F163586  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • behoorde tot de Rotterdamse regentenklasse

      Resident of Rembang,

      Hij studeerde rechten in LeidenWillem speelde tevens een actieve rol in de teloorgang van de reputatie van zijn schoonvader.
      In 1763 werd Willem lid van de vroedschap in Rotterdam en hij bleef dit tot 1772. De Republiek werd in 1772 getroffen door een reeks faillissementen. Dit was nog een gevolg van de Zevenjarige Oorlog en van slechte beleggingen in de Britse Oost-Indische Compagnie . Ook Willem van Hogendorp had schulden gemaakt en daarom vertrok hij naar Indië in dienst van de VOC en werd met een aanbeveling van de Prins van Oranje in 1774 aangesteld tot resident van Rembang en vanaf 1777 als administrateur van de pakhuizen van de Compagnie op het eiland Onrust . In 1777 had hij de buitenplaats Sion kunnen erven mits hij zijn schulden zou hebben afbetaald. Dat was toen nog niet het geval, en de buitenplaats ging daarom over aan zijn neef Johan Francois van Hogendorp. Zijn vermogen groeide echter aanzienlijk, want in 1783, nog voordat hij naar huis terugkeerde, was hij in staat de buitenplaats terug te kopen. In 1784 aanvaardde hij de terugreis naar het vaderland, maar zijn schip "Harmonia" is met man en muis vergaan.
      Willem van Hogendorp was een van de oprichters van het Bataviaasch Genootschap voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen , een van de belangrijkste wetenschappelijke instellingen in Zuid-Oost-Azië. Door verschillende publicaties heeft hij getracht belangstelling te wekken voor de kolonie en haar bewoners. Hij was een voorstander van het inenten tegen pokken en schreef daarvoor de novelle Sophonisba. Een tweede novelle, Kraspoekol, riep op om slaven goed te behandelen. Beide werken waren geen literaire hoogstandjes, maar hadden wel enig effect.


      Willem van Hogendorp was not very sensible so far as money was concerned. Returning from Paris with enormous debts, he was regarded as fortunate in being allowed to settle after coming into his paternal inheritance.
      When he became engaged to Carolina van Haren, rumours about his future father-in-law almost made him break with Carolina. However, they married and contact with her father completely ceased for the rest of their lives. Willem was a generous host who enjoyed entertaining both in his house in Rotterdam as well as in their property, Heenvliet. When Willem received a government appointment, they moved to The Hague, where Carolina's beauty and poise made sufficient impression to bring her to the attention of the Princess of Orange.
      The Seven Years' War brought speculation, and speculation bankruptcies. Willem van Hogendorp was one of these. At first a relative tried to assist but, when this proved fruitless, Willem decided to go to the East Indies, expecting to make a new fortune. Not knowing anything about the East Indies, and with disregard for the needs of the locals, his only intention was to make money.
      Before his departure, he was promised the well paid position of 'Resident' of Rembang; and so it was decided that Carolina, and their six children, would accompany him. However, when this became known to the Princess of Orange, she offered assistance, paying for the education of the two eldest sons. Other relatives then did the same for the younger sons and, when the Prince of Orange paid Carolina an annuity, she decided to remain in The Hague to supervise the education of their two daughters, Antje and Truitje. In the spring of 1773 Willem departed alone.
      Being Resident of Rembang brought Willem enough money, helped by a few small inheritances, to pay his debts. Indeed, he made so much money that Carolina was able to buy a property, named 'Sion', close to Rijswijk. After Rembang, Willem became administrator of "Onrust" in the bay of Batavia. In March 1784, his eldest son, Dirk, came to the East Indies and was to be the last of his family he would see.
      After an absence of thirteen years, in July 1789 in Batavia, he boarded the ship "Harmonie" to return to The Netherlands. However, when nothing was heard of this ship, his family after two years acknowledged publicly that they regarded him as having been shipwrecked and drowned.


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