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Jaques de Somere (Somer, Sommere), probably an emigrant from [[Flanders (Belgium)|Flanders, Belgium]], was a member of the Reformed Church at [[London (England, Great Britain)|London, England]]. In 1575 he wrote a long letter (found in van Braght's <em>[[Martyrs' Mirror|Martyrs’ Mirror]]</em>) to his mother at [[Ghent (Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium)|Ghent]], Belgium, in which he tells the story of the [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr [[Hendrik Terwoort (ca. 1549-1575)|Hendrik Terwoort]] and his companions in London. De Somere was apparently on good terms with these Anabaptists, for he wrote very sympathetically about their faith and principles and told his mother that he and a certain Lucas had tried in vain to release them from prison.
 
Jaques de Somere (Somer, Sommere), probably an emigrant from [[Flanders (Belgium)|Flanders, Belgium]], was a member of the Reformed Church at [[London (England, Great Britain)|London, England]]. In 1575 he wrote a long letter (found in van Braght's <em>[[Martyrs' Mirror|Martyrs’ Mirror]]</em>) to his mother at [[Ghent (Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium)|Ghent]], Belgium, in which he tells the story of the [[Anabaptism|Anabaptist]] martyr [[Hendrik Terwoort (ca. 1549-1575)|Hendrik Terwoort]] and his companions in London. De Somere was apparently on good terms with these Anabaptists, for he wrote very sympathetically about their faith and principles and told his mother that he and a certain Lucas had tried in vain to release them from prison.
 
 
 
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Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em>Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde 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</em>. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, …, 1685: Part II, 705-9.
 
Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em>Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde 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</em>. Amsterdam: Hieronymus Sweerts, …, 1685: Part II, 705-9.
  
Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em>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.</em> Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 1019-22. Available online at: [http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm &lt;u&gt;http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm&lt;/u&gt;].
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Braght, Thieleman J. van. <em>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.</em> Scottdale, PA: Herald Press, 1951: 1019-22. Available online at: [http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm <u>http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm</u>].
 
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Jaques de Somere (Somer, Sommere), probably an emigrant from Flanders, Belgium, was a member of the Reformed Church at London, England. In 1575 he wrote a long letter (found in van Braght's Martyrs’ Mirror) to his mother at Ghent, Belgium, in which he tells the story of the Anabaptist martyr Hendrik Terwoort and his companions in London. De Somere was apparently on good terms with these Anabaptists, for he wrote very sympathetically about their faith and principles and told his mother that he and a certain Lucas had tried in vain to release them from prison.

Bibliography

Braght, Thieleman J. van. Het Bloedigh Tooneel of Martelaers Spiegel der Doopsgesinde 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, 705-9.

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: 1019-22. Available online at: http://www.homecomers.org/mirror/index.htm.


Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959


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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Somere, Jaques de (16th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 16 Apr 2014. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Somere,_Jaques_de_(16th_century)&oldid=96474.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Somere, Jaques de (16th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 16 April 2014, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Somere,_Jaques_de_(16th_century)&oldid=96474.




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