Marie Dellanoy portrait – 1600’s

Mahieu -> Delano -> Cherry -> Spencer -> Stone -> Howell
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We have thought for a long time that the portrait below was of Marie Mahieu de Lannoy, wife of Jean de Lannoy and mother of Philippe Delano — but this was disproved in a letter from Mr. T.N. Schelhaas who is the Keeper of the records of the City of Leiden, Netherlands. (A copy of the letter can be foundĀ here)

The portrait below is of Marie de Lannoy, wife of Jan Pesijn, as far as we know – no relation to our line, and hangs in Leiden today.