Hechthausen (noble family)

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Coat of arms of those of Hechthausen

Hechthausen is the name of an old, now extinct, Pomeranian noble family .


The family originated in Hechthausen in the Elbe-Weser triangle , where the family was first mentioned in a document in 1233. In 1247 Gerhardus von Hekethusen was named as a witness for the Archbishop of Bremen , in 1350 Heyno Hekethusen as the accountant of the Hamburg treasury and in 1369 Engelberto von Hekethusen .

The family must have immigrated to Pomerania, to the country around Belgard , as early as the end of the 13th century , because Hinricus Hekethusen was mentioned among the witnesses of Pribislaw von Wenden as early as 1289 . The family is related to the von Versen and von Münchow family .

In 1389 Hans Hechhusen was named the owner of the town of Bärwalde together with Reimer Pudwelsch . In 1440 the Hekethusen were named among the tormentors of Schivelbein . With Henning Hechthusen, who in 1456 pledged Bevenhusen Castle for 1,000 marks from the Bishop of Cammin , and his brother Hans began the family's secure line of tribe.

The family was above all wealthy around Belgard, where the von Hechthausen owned Zarnefanz , Grüssow , Naffin and Zwirnitz .

In 1605, Johann von Hechthausen († 1610) was the head of the monastery at Marienfließ Abbey and thus directly involved in the spectacular trial against Sidonia von Borcke . In 1628 Claus and Carsten von Hechthausen on Zarnefanz and Hans von Hechthausen on Naffin were named under the knighthood. In 1685 the family provided a Pomeranian district administrator. A little later, however, the von Hechthausen must have expired, because in 1717 the fiefs of the family were assigned to the Königsberg chamber president Christian Ernst von Münchow .

coat of arms

The family coat of arms shows in a blue shield a winged and crowned golden pike, flying diagonally upwards, holding a golden ring in its mouth. On the helmet with blue and gold covers, three golden lilies in bloom on leafy green stems.


Individual evidence

  1. ^ Siebmacher : Dead nobility of the Prussians. Prov. Pomerania.
  2. Gustav Kratz : The cities of the province of Pomerania: Outline of their history, mostly according to documents. Introduction and preface by Robert Klempin . Berlin 1865, A. Bath p. 18.
  3. Märkische research. Volume 12, p. 138
  4. Albrecht Elzow : Pomeranian Adelsspiegel.
  5. ^ Friedrich Wilhelm Barthold : History of Rügen and Pomerania. Volume 4, Hamburg 1843, p. 488
  6. ^ Robert Klempin , Gustav Kratz : Matriculations and registers of the Pomeranian knighthood from the XIV to the XIX century. Berlin 1863, p. 285.
  7. ^ Ernst Heinrich Zettwach : The Pomeranian Lehnrecht after its deviations from the principles of the Prussian general land law. Leipzig 1832, p. 263.