Boenes, Jean (d. 1668)
Jean (Jan, Johan) Boenes was an influential preacher and elder of the Flemish congregation at Rotterdam in Holland after 1659. He and Bastiaan van Weenigem, his colleague, and Tieleman Jansz van Braght were among the buitenleeraren who were called to Utrecht to restore order and peace in the congregation there. Here, according to a poem, De Kristelikke Kruispoort (The Christian Gateway of the Cross), written in 1661 by J. Six, Boenes' manner was one of implacability (see Willem van Maurik). A letter from Boenes regarding this matter was printed at Amsterdam: "Copye eens Briefs, gesonden door Jean Boenes uyt Rotterdam, aen N. N. tot Amsterdam over het wederhouden eeniger Doopsgesinde leeraren van de Predickstoel en Kerckelycke Regeeringe binnen Uytrecht" (Copy of a letter sent by Jean Boenes at Rotterdam to N. N. at Amsterdam, regarding the restraint of several Mennonite ministers from the pulpit and ecclesiastical government in Utrecht). Boenes, who was married to Anna van Meisen, died 5 December 1668 at Cadiz in Spain, where he was staying temporarily in connection with his business as a merchant.
Catalogus der werken over de Doopsgezinden en hunne geschiedenis aanwezig in de bibliotheek der Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam. Amsterdam: J. H. de Bussy, 1919: 128.
Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1916): 169-185
Vos, Karel. Geschichte der Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Rotterdam. Rotterdam: W. Nevens, 1907: 18, 19, 42.
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