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Jacobus van der Meulen, (died 1693), apparently a physician, was the preacher and later the elder of the Waterlander congregation at Leiden, Holland. On 5 May 1670 he was appointed preacher, but on 16 September of that year he was suspended because he had preached publicly at Rijnsburg, the Collegiant center. On 16 December 1675 he was readmitted to the pulpit and on 24 July 1679 he was called to the eldership in the congregation, serving until his death on 22 October 1693. At his instigation catechetical instruction was started in 1682. A number of his relatives were deacons of the Waterlander and from 1701 in the United Leiden congregation.

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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: I, Nos. 805, 840.

Poole, L. G. le. Bijdragen tot de kennis van het kerkelijk leven onder de Doopsgezinden te Leiden. Leiden, 1905: 64, 71-73, 79 and passim.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1957

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Meulen, Jacobus van der (d. 1693)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1957. Web. 27 Jun 2017.,_Jacobus_van_der_(d._1693)&oldid=111861.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1957). Meulen, Jacobus van der (d. 1693). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 June 2017, from,_Jacobus_van_der_(d._1693)&oldid=111861.

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