He was born the son of Nicolaes de Moy, secretary of Herentals, and Catharine Monincx. In 1596 he married Clara of Gülick, daughter of Melchior, in the church of Saint Walburga. They became the parents of Clara de Moy, who married Jan Brandt, clerk of Antwerp city council, and whose daughter Isabella Brant married Peter Paul Rubens. Hendrik's other daughter, Maria de Moy, married Philip Rubens. Several of his descendants followed him in service of the city of Antwerp and became clerks of the city council.
Henri de Moy: Secretary of Antwerp
Married to Clara of Gülick
Before he settled in Antwerp he completed his studies as a doctor of both laws. He was appointed by Nicolaas II Rockox and Lancelot II of Ursel, Mayors of Antwerpen. During his career, over a 25-year period, he successfully reassembled the archive dispersed after the fire in the city hall in 1576. He inventorised and organised the old archive. His works are of great importance for the history of the city, among them an important work describing the Joyous Entry of the archdukes.
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