Hechthausen (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.
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.
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