Hingst is a Dutch Mennonite family, originally living at Harlingen, province of Friesland, where Evert Hingst was a deacon about 1690, Sijbrand Hingst about 1785. Another Sijbrand Hingst (born 1824 at Harlingen, died 1906 at The Hague), married Jacoba Huidekoper, was burgomaster of Harlingen and a member of the First Chamber of the States-General. Of great importance for the Dutch Mennonites was Sijbrand Jan Hingst, a descendant of the same family. He was a son of Jelle Hingst and Gepke Brouwer, born 1834 at Amsterdam, died at The Hague on 12 January 1890; married M. C. Müller. He studied law at the University of Amsterdam and obtained his doctor's degree at Utrecht in 1859. He was a judge at Amsterdam, and beginning in 1883 a member of the Hoge Raad (Supreme Court of the Netherlands) and one of the most learned jurists of his time. Like his father he served the Amsterdam congregation as a deacon (1861-1865, 1871-1876, 1881-1883) and also the recently founded congregation at The Hague. He was also a member of the board of the Dutch Mennonite weekly De Zondagsbode, for which he wrote a number of articles, all signed S. H. He had a keen interest in Mennonite history and was a good friend of the well-known historian Ludwig Keller. The [[Amsterdam Mennonite Library (Bibliotheek en Archief van de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Amsterdam)|Amsterdam Mennonite Library]] contains a number of his posthumous papers and notes concerning church history and Mennonite history (oath, disputations, etc.) and also a reprint of the 1887 paper, Over de Eed.
Feith, P. R. Levensbericht van Mr. S. J. Hingst. Leiden, 1890.
De Zondagsbode III, No. 12 (19 January 1890).
|Author(s)||Nanne van der Zijpp|
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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Hingst family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 17 Oct 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hingst_family&oldid=120610.
Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1956). Hingst family. Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 17 October 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Hingst_family&oldid=120610.
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