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Cornelis Ballincx (Balling, Baílings, Ballinghsz), a weaver at Rotterdam, Holland, at first a member of the Waterlander Mennonites, then a member and elder of the High German Mennonites, finally joining the Flemish church of Rotterdam, where he was an elder 1639-1644. In 1644 he moved to Haarlem, where he also was an elder, at least until 1648. He was a very quarrelsome man, who was opposed by leaders like Eduard Nabels and Hans de Ries. During his High German period he was an influential man; he was the first after Jan Cents to sign the Jan Cents confession of 1630.


Doopsgezinde Bijdragen (1907): 169.

Hoop Scheffer, Jacob Gijsbert de. Inventaris der Archiefstukken berustende bij de Vereenigde Doopsgezinde Gemeente to Amsterdam, 2 vols. Amsterdam: Uitgegeven en ten geschenke aangeboden door den Kerkeraad dier Gemeente, 1883-1884: v. II, 2203 f.; v. II, 2, 359-367, 428.

Vos, Karel. Geschiedenis der Doopsgezind Gemeente te Rotterdam. Reprinted 1907: 4, 13, 42.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Ballincx, Cornelis (17th century)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 26 Apr 2017.,_Cornelis_(17th_century)&oldid=75106.

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. (1959). Ballincx, Cornelis (17th century). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 26 April 2017, from,_Cornelis_(17th_century)&oldid=75106.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 1062. All rights reserved.

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