The Fraeylemaborg in Slochteren is one of the few remaining secure in the province of Groningen. This jewel of noble pride was still well into the twentieth century as a country inhabited by the guarantor lord and his family, the family Thomassen à Thuessink van der Hoop of Slochteren.
In 1847 inherited the only nine year old Abraham Johan Thomassen à Thuessink van der Hoop, the Fraeylemaborg his aunt Louise Sandra Veldtman. Tante Louise was married twice, but in both marriages remained childless. Therefore, Jan, a grandson of her half-brother, was designated as heir. Little Jan knew nothing, until he accidentally overheard someone say during a trip by barge from Groningen to Slochteren, that he was the heir. Tante Louise ?? s second man still had the usufruct of the deposit, until he died in 1867.
In 1867 the then now is thirty-five year old Jan on the deposit live. He has inherited the deposit, part of the inventory and an amount of three thousand guilders to arrange the deposit. To his name he adds the words ?? of ?? Slochteren increasing. Seven sisters took turns keeping him company and regulate the balance, because Jan is currently still single.
In 1873, Jan married in Rotterdam with Geertruida Ketelaar. After the honeymoon to Brussels and the Harz is the newlywed couple by the inhabitants of the village of Slochteren warmly welcomed. The transition for the urban bride is big. Social life in Slochteren is limited to dealing with only a few notables. Once a week the couple a day trip to the city, where they visit John ?? s mother and unmarried sisters. They Groningen also a ?? ?? town house, part of a large building at the Lord's Square.
The couple have five children: Evert Jan was born in 1875, Matthijs Pieter in 1876, Willemina Elisabeth in 1877, Christina Adriana Lucretia Catherina in 1878 and finally Anna Catherina in 1880. The care of children is largely entrusted to a nurse who later replaced by a Swiss mademoiselle that makes them familiar with the French language.
The deposit holds Mr. visibility busy with numerous managerial and administrative tasks. He is a member of the Provincial States of Groningen. When a petition for by the Law on Primary Education is denied, he turns himself into Slochteren a Christian school. He also has the collation and is President-churchwarden. In that capacity, he has much to do with the reconstruction of the burned church in 1880. When the bail hearing five farms, four of which are rented. The fifth and largest company manages himself. He makes a model farm there. When he later becomes a member of the House is to combine it no longer with the management of the model farm and he should also hire this company.
The deposit wife is very concerned about the spiritual welfare of others. One time she gives home Sunday school. She also arranges housekeeping, assisted by the staff consisting of two maids, a butler, a gardener and casual workers. With some of the work interferes they themselves personally, such as the dry processing of the wax, which is stretched, mangled, folded, compressed and should be stored. The pickling fruits it sees as its task.
In 1882 Mr Jan deposit is affected by pneumonia. Shortly after, he dies suddenly at the age of forty four. His coffin will be transported to Groningen by Slochtersnik, where he is buried on the South Cemetery. The five children ranging in age from one to seven years over his fatherless. Their mother is from all sides assisted by the family.
Evert Jan Thomassen à Thuessink van der Hoop of Slochteren is already seven years old, the new snap lord. First he has much to learn. He studied law and is a lawyer. He also performs various administrative functions. He is a member of the municipal council of Slochteren and Groningen, member of the Provincial States of Groningen, mayor of Sappemeer and mayor of Slochteren. The last function he performs many roads are being built from 1925 to 1940. In that period, and hardened. Evert also makes a case for the so-called Woldjer track. There will be a general agricultural college and an agricultural domestic science in the church.
The new deposit Mr. married in 1908 Catharina Cornelia Star Numan, daughter of the Clerk of the Senate of the States General. Together they have two daughters, Jeanne and Agatha Geertruida Hermanna Louisa Christina.
He is known as a good host, but a punctual man. This is evident from the fixed schedule for the deposit. Breakfast at half past nine, eleven half coffee, half a lunch, tea-thirty, six o'clock dinner, half nine ?? evening tea. Evert was very interested in the history of the House of Orange-Nassau, where it has a large collection of books and prints. He also publishes articles on the subject. During the 40-year jubilee of Queen Wilhelmina he provides the historical editors when a film is released. In 1952 dies the last deposit lord. He too is buried in Groningen.