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Nes (The Netherlands)

Boarnsterhim municipality, Fryslân province

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[Nes village flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 20 Aug 2003

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Nes village

Nes is a village in Boarnsterhim municipality, Fryslân province, not to be confused with Nes in Dongeradeel, and Nes in Ameland. This Nes used to be in the former municipality of Utingeradeel; pop: (1954) 205; (1973) 163.
Nes: coat of arms: in silver a black cross, the four quarters charged with a red water lily leaf.
The arms remind of the Teutonic Order. The arms were a black cross on silver. The Frisian "pompebledden" signify that here was a Frisian division of the Order. In Nes was a "commanderij" (convent), founded in 1228 by the Teutonic Order, which received the patronage over the bishop's church of Oldeboorn; abolished in 1580. Only the churchyard and the bell-cage do still exist.
Flag: two vertical stripes of white and red, proportioned 2:1; in the white stripe a black cross with a wide base of 3/4 flag height.
Source: Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958.
Jarig Bakker, 20 Aug 2003

Nes coat of arms

[Jirnsum Coat of Arms] from the Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.