Jan Wattier de Jonge (d. 1569)
Jan Wattier (Watier) de Jonge, an Anabaptist martyr, burned at the stake on 30 April 1569 at Kortrijk (Courtrai) in Belgium, with four other martyrs. Van Braght, Martyrs' Mirror, who gives the year of their martyrdom, but not the exact date, relates that they were arrested in Meenen and brought to Kortrijk, where they were kept incommunicado in prison for about three weeks. They were cruelly tortured on the rack, in order to obtain information for the magistrates, but the Lord gave them strength and they did not betray their fellow members. They died steadfast.
Verheyden has contributed some particulars to the general account by van Braght. Jan Watier had been born at Komen (Commines) in Flanders; he was a weaver living at Meenen. At the end of 1565 or at the beginning of 1566 he had received baptism upon his faith.
Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doops-gesinde of Weereloose Christenen, Die om 't getuygenis van Jesus haren Salighmaker geleden hebben ende gedood zijn van Christi tijd of tot desen tijd toe. Den Tweeden Druk. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, …, 1685. Part II: 408.
Braght, Thieleman J. van. The Bloody Theatre or Martyrs' Mirror of the Defenseless Christians Who Baptized Only upon Confession of Faith and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus Their Saviour . . . to the Year A.D. 1660. Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 759. Available online at:.
Verheyden, A. L. E. Le Martyrologe Courtraisien et la Martyrologe Bruxellois. Vilvorde: R. Allecourt, 1950: 39, No. 26.
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