Vlaardingen (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)
Vlaardingen, a town in the Dutch province of South Holland, some 8 miles west of Rotterdam, formerly the seat of a Mennonite congregation. Anabaptism was found here as early as 1535, for on 15 December 1535, Brunt, the attorney general, wrote to the Stadholder van Hoogstraten that the Anabaptists of Vlaardingen could not be arrested because they had all fled. In 1539 Anabaptists were again mentioned here. Later there was a congregation, of which Theunis Theunisz was a preacher in 1571. Still later there were an Old Flemish and a Flemish congregation, which may have merged in 1632 or shortly after. In 1651 a (new?) meetinghouse was built on the Fransenstraat, but in 1681 this house was sold, the congregation then having dissolved.
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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Vlaardingen (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 25 Sep 2018. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Vlaardingen_(Zuid-Holland,_Netherlands)&oldid=133724.
Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Vlaardingen (Zuid-Holland, Netherlands). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 25 September 2018, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Vlaardingen_(Zuid-Holland,_Netherlands)&oldid=133724.
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