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Cornelis Ballincx (Balling, Baílings, Ballinghsz), a weaver at Rotterdam, Holland, at first a member of the Waterlander Mennonites, then a member and elder of the High German Mennonites, finally joining the Flemish church of Rotterdam, where he was an elder 1639-1644. In 1644 he moved to Haarlem, where he also was an elder, at least until 1648. He was a very quarrelsome man, who was opposed by leaders like Eduard Nabels and Hans de Ries. During his High German period he was an influential man; he was the first after Jan Cents to sign the Jan Cents confession of 1630.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1907): 169.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: v. II, 2203 f.; v. II, 2, 359-367, 428.

Vos, Karel. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezind Gemeente te Rotterdam. Reprinted 1907: 4, 13, 42.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Ballincx, Cornelis (17th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 28 Feb 2015.,_Cornelis_(17th_century)&oldid=54185.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Ballincx, Cornelis (17th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 28 February 2015, from,_Cornelis_(17th_century)&oldid=54185.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1062. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.

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