Van Renesse is an old Dutch aristocratic family that stems from the town of Renesse in Zeeland. The current Belgian branch resides in 's Herenelderen Castle since 1540.[1]

(de) Renesse
noble family
Armoiries de la famille de Renesse.png
CountryBandera cruz de Borgoña 2.svg Spanish Netherlands
Austrian Low Countries Flag.svg Austrian Netherlands
TitlesLords of Gaesbeecq
Lords of Elderen
Counts of Warfusée
Viscounts of Montignies
Estate(s)Renesse Castle
Castle of Warfusée
Cadet branchesRenesse-Warfusée(+)
Renesse-Breidbach (+)

HistoryEdit

The eldest ancestor of this family was Jan van Renesse who is mentioned in a charter as a minor in 1318. The Dutch branch ended in 1855, the Belgian noble branch van Renesse van Elderen survived until modern times.

HeraldryEdit

The Renesse coat of arms is depicted in the medieval Gelre Armorial (folio 84r).[2]

MembersEdit

Lords of WarfuséeEdit

SourcesEdit

  • Nederland's Adelsboek, 2004–2005, p. 153-165.
  • Oscar COOMANS DE BRACHÈNE, État présent de la noblesse belge, Annuaire 1997, Brussel, 1997.
  • Jean-François HOUTART, Anciennes familles de Belgique. Bruxelles, Office généalogique et héraldique de Belgique, 2008, p. 52.
Notes

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Etat présent de la noblesse belge / 2009 p 352
  2. ^ [1]|Gelre Armorial folio 84r.
  3. ^ Corneille Stroobant, Notice historique et généalogique sur les seigneurs de Tyberchamps (1851)