Colnet Family Genealogical Record
Scope and Contents
This late 17th century manuscript traces the genealogy of one of the foremost families of Belgian glassmaking. In it, the "gentleman glassmaker" Jacques de Colnet attests to the noble lineage of the Colnet family, also known as the de Colnet or de Colinet family. The family's status as master glassmakers and its exemption from bourgeois taxation are traced back to the mid-15th century. The bulk of the manuscript is dated 1692; a 1698 addendum describes a marriage postdating the manuscript, which was signed and certified in the city of Liege.
- Colnet family (Belgium) (Family)
Language of Materials
Collection materials are in French.
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Biographical / Historical
The first documented glassmaker of the Colnet family was Jehan Colnet of Liege, who died in 1479. The family established the Quiquengrogne Glassworks in Thiérache, on the border of France and Belgium. Various family members worked in Flemish glass production through the late 18th century.
1.3 Linear Feet (1 flat box)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Processed by Colleen McFarland Rademaker in 2021.
- Colnet Family Genealogical Record, 1692, 1698
- A Guide to the Collection
- Colleen McFarland Rademaker
- September 9, 2021
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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