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Herding, a former Mennonite family, apparently immigrants from Flanders, lived particularly at Leiden, Holland, where they supplied 10 deacons to the congregation (first to the Flemish, then to the United congregation). Some of them served for four or even five periods. They were mostly well-to-do cloth merchants. One member of this family, Vincent Herdingh, was a preacher of the Flemish congregation from 1686, and from 1700 of the United congregation at Leiden; he served until his death on 24 August 1731.


Poole, L. G. le. Bijdragen tot de kennis van het kerkelijk leven onder de Doopsgezinden: ontleend aan het archief der Doopsgezinde Gemeente te Leiden. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 1905: 11 and passim.

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1956

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van der Zijpp, Nanne. "Herding (Herdingh) family." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 31 May 2016.

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