(De) Gijselaar (de Gyselaer), a family found from the 16th century on in Dordrecht, Dutch province of South Holland; they were prominent citizens of Dordrecht, well-to-do and usually cloth merchants. Since the end of the 16th century the members of the family have belonged to the Reformed Church. This may be the de Gyselaar family to which several Mennonite martyrs belonged: Cornelis Cornelisz, a cloth-shearer from Dordrecht; Michiel Gerritsz of Prinsenhage, Dutch province of North Brabant, an uncle of Cornelis, who had married the widow of Valerius de Schoolmeester; and Adriaen Jacobsz, the son of Jacob Cornelisz of Dordrecht, a weaver at Dordrecht and owner of a farm near Klundert, in the neighborhood of which all three were arrested in 1572, while attending a Mennonite meeting.
Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1912): 30-48.
Nederland's Patriciaat IV (1913); XVIII (1928-29): 78 f.
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