1: INTRODUCTION by Franek Rymaszewski     7: WITH MY BROTHER in WARTIME ENGLAND   11: POLISH CHRISTMAS and EASTER
2: MY FAMILY TREE   8: MY FAMILY SURVIVORS in POLAND 12: ANCESTORS - Part 1 : Origin and Records    
3: RELEVANT MAPS and POLISH HISTORY   9: MY EMIGRATION to AUSTRALIA       ANCESTORS - Part 2 : Family Tree
4: MY FAMILY ANCESTRY in POLAND 13: Rymaszewskis in present-day POLAND
5: PINSK UNDER COMMUNIST TYRANNY 10: Descendants in AUSTRALIA - Part 1     14: Rymaszewskis  WORLD-WIDE (Part 1)
    MIETEK'S MEMOIRS OF GULAG       Descendants in AUSTRALIA - Part 2       Rymaszewskis in the USA (Part 2)
6: MY ESCAPE FROM STALIN       Descendants in AUSTRALIA - Part 3 15: EMAILS from Visitors
 


Part 2
 ANCESTORS :
THE  FAMILY  TREE

16th Century Poland

THE BEGINNING
... a seedling of a noble oak-tree puts down roots on the Eastern Frontier ...


1546 - The forefather :

LUKASZ, a Polish knight of the "Pobóg" coat of arms, a courtier in the Kings castle Wawel in Cracow.

At the beginning of year 1546, Polish king Zygmunt II August bestowed on a 26 year old knight Lukasz (Lukash), his courtier in the Wawel castle in Cracow, a land property on the Eastern Frontier of the Kingdom of Poland. The estate was on crown lands in the woodlands of the Grand Duchy of Litva and was called Ryma. The word Ryma comes from the local Slavic language - it is as a feminine given name.

1610 - The progenitor :

GREGORY of  RYMA on the Eastern Frontier, son of Lukasz, the first  RYMASZEWSKI.

By the end of 16th century, Gregory (Grzegorz) was the actual landlord of Ryma, who run their estate with his elderly father Lukash, the last surviving member of the Zaglobczyk knightly family.

At those times, modern formal surnames of Polish nobility that originated from the knighthood, were being established. Gregory adopted the surname Rymaszewski after their estate Ryma and became the first ancestor of our family.

Polish king Zygmunt III Waza confirmed by royal deed dated 6 July 1610, the establishment of Rymaszewski noble surname bearing the Zaglobczyk's knightly coat of arms "Pobóg", as well as family's perpetual land patent (ownership) of Ryma estate.


... the Rymaszewski family oak-tree grows ...
THE FIRST SEVEN GENERATIONS
OF GREGORY's DESCENDANTS

16th Century Poland to 19th Century (Russian Partition of Poland)


The Identification Number grows by one digit with each generation. Each descendant's number includes the ID numbers of all his direct ancestors .

I.D. Numbers - Genetic Sequence Method.
GR = Gregory's Family Tree

THE FIRST SEVEN GENERATIONS
OF GREGORY'S DESCENDANTS

17th - 19th Century

Generation No.  ID number
Name
Link
Gen. 1
 GR.0  GREGORY (Grzegorz) Rymaszewski, the son of Lukasz, (15??-16??). The landlord of Ryma estate, near Kopyl. Receives Royal deed on 6 July 1610 confirming the ownership of Ryma and the noble surname Rymaszewski.
Gen.2
 GR.1  JERZY Rymaszewski, the son of Gregory, (? - ?). Purchased a grange named  Mohylonka,  document marked Kopyl, 19 April 1637.
Gen. 3
 GR.11  PAWEL Rymaszewski,  the son of Jerzy. (1641 - ?).  
Gen. 4
 GR.111  JANUSZ Rymaszewski,   the son of Pawel. (1665 - ?).  
Gen. 4
 GR.112  JERZY Rymaszewski, the son of Pawel, (1670 - ?). His birth certificate was destroyed in the Kopyl church fire in 1732.  
Gen. 5
 GR.1111  MICHAL Rymaszewski, the son of Janusz, (1680 - ?), His birth certificate was destroyed in  the Kopyl church fire in 1732.  
Gen. 6
 GR.1111.1  STEFAN Rymaszewski, the son of Michal. (? - ?).  
Gen. 6
 GR.1111.2  FLORYAN Rymaszewski,  the son of Michal. (? - ?).  
Gen. 6
 GR.1111.3  FRANCISZEK Rymaszewski, the son of Michal. (1796 - ?).
 
* * *
Gen. 5
 GR.1112  KAZIMIERZ Rymaszewski, the son of Janusz, (1689 - ?). His birth certificate was destroyed in the Kopyl church fire in 1732.
 
Gen. 6
 GR.1112.1  ANDRZEJ Rymaszewski, the son of Kazimierz (born on 4 January 1763).  
Gen. 6
 GR.1112.2  FRANCISZEK Rymaszewski, the son of Kazimierz (1764 - ?).  
* * *
Gen. 3
 GR.12  TOMASZ Rymaszewski, the son of Jerzy, (1643 - ?), his birth certificate was destroyed in the Kopyl church fire in 1732.  
Gen. 4
 GR.121  MIKOLAJ Rymaszewski, the son of Tomasz, (1678 - ?), his birth certificate was destroyed in the Kopyl church fire in 1732.
 
Gen. 5
 GR.1211  MICHAL Rymaszewski, the son of Mikolaj. Born in Kopyl (1758 - ?). He was a "komornik", an official of the Polock District.
 
Gen. 6
 GR.1211.1  STANISLAW Rymaszewski, the son of Michal. Born on 19 April 1760.  
Gen. 6
 GR.1211.2  IGNACY Rymaszewski,  the son of Michal. (1787 - ?).
 
Gen. 6
 GR.1211.3  PAWEL Rymaszewski, the son of Michal. (1788 - ?). Pawel was a sheriff of the  Polock  District. He took part in Uprising for freedom of Poland in 1831. Wife - Agata  Wolczacka.
Gen. 7
 GR.1211.31  JULIAN Teofil Leopold Rymaszewski, born on 5 November 1807 in Sluck,  the son of Pawel.  Studied law  at Wilno University. Other sources give date of birth 1812. Died in 1872.
* * *
Gen. 3
 GR.13  JAN Rymaszewski, the son of Jerzy. Born in Kopyl (1645 - ?). He purchased the granges named  Zolkowszczyzna  and Olechnowicze on 20 September 1689.
 
Gen. 4
 GR.131  MICHAL Rymaszewski, the son of Jan. Born in Kopyl (1671 - ?).  
Gen. 5
 GR.1311  PIOTR Rymaszewski, the son of Michal. (1763 - ?). He purchased a grange named  Wolozyce   in 1761. Piotr draws up a will in favour of his son Ignacy on 4 January 1766.
 
Gen. 6
 GR.1311.1  IGNACY Rymaszewski, the son of Piotr. (1766 - ? ).
 
* * *
Gen. 5
 GR.1312  STANISLAW Rymaszewski, the son of Michal. (19 April 1760 - 1795).  
Gen. 6
 GR.1312.1  WIKTOR Rymaszewski, the son of Stanislaw, (1780 - ?). Draws up a legal document on 23 February 1802, regarding his noble pedigree, enumerating all seven generations from Gregory - the Progenitor, to his family and his three sons. Such document was required from 1795, by Russian Tsarist Administration occupying eastern Partition of Poland. Much of the information shown here, from Gregory down to the Wiktor's children generation, is based on this pedigree document.
Wiktor's wife -  Katarzyna Wierzbicka
 
Gen. 7
 GR.1312.11  FERDYNAND Jozef Rymaszewski, the son of Wiktor. Born in  Kleck on 21  January 1803.  
Gen. 7
 GR.1312.12  KAZIMIERZ  Wincenty Rymaszewski, the son of Wiktor. Born in Kleck on 7  November 1808.  
Gen. 7
 GR.1312.13  WALENTYN  Konstanty Rymaszewski, the son of Wiktor. Born in Kleck on  1 January 1820.  
* * *
Gen. 4
 GR.132  FRANCISZEK Rymaszewski, the son of Jan. Born in Kopyl (1673 - ?).
 
Gen. 5
 GR.1321  JAN Rymaszewski, the son of Franciszek above. Born in Kopyl (1696 - ?).  
Gen. 6
 GR.1321.1  WINCENTY Rymaszewski,  the son of Jan above. (1779 - ?).  
* * *
Gen. 5
 GR.1322  JERZY Rymaszewski, the son of Franciszek. Born in Kopyl (1698 - ?).
 
Gen. 6
 GR.1322.1  MACIEJ Rymaszewski, the son of Jerzy above. Born in Kopyl (1733 - 1805).  
Gen. 6
 GR.1322.11  JERZY Rymaszewski, the son of Maciej above. (1750 - 1821). Wife - Wiktoria Wierzbicka. Lived (?) in Sztabin.  
Gen. 6
 GR.1322.2  FRANCISZEK Rymaszewski, the son of Jerzy above. Born in Kopyl (1740 - 1814). Franciszek was a sheriff of the  Nowogródek  District. Draws up a will on 24 February 1814, activated in Nowogródek Land Office on 9 June 1822, in which he leaves his property to his two sons Kazimierz and Bonifacy-Dionizy, and a daughter. The estate is called LACHOWSZCZYZNA in Nowogródek District.
 
Gen. 7
 GR.1322.21  BONIFACY Dionizy Rymaszewski, the son of Franciszek. (1765 - ?).  
Gen. 7
 GR.1322.22  KAZIMIERZ Rymaszewski, the son of Franciszek above. Born in Minsk on 6 March 1776. Died in 1814. He was a "komornik" in the Nowogródek district who lived on a leased estate called CIEREBUTY in the Ihumen district. Wife - Maria Kronikowska, married in 1820. They had three sons : Franciszek (b.1821), Aleksander (b.1823) and Urban Wladyslaw (b.1827)   
Gen. 7
 GR.1322.23   Pawel Rymaszewski, the son of Franciszek. Born in Minsk (1777 - ?).  Wife - Klara Staniewicz. They had no children.  
* * *
Gen. 4
 GR.133  JOZEF Rymaszewski, the son of Jan. Born in Kopyl (1674 - ?).  
Gen. 5
 GR.1331  KAZIMIERZ Rymaszewski, the son of Jozef. Born in Kopyl (1700 - ?).  
Gen. 6
 GR.1331.1  AUGUSTYN Rymaszewski, the son of Kazimierz. (? - ?). Augustyn was an attorney  at the  Main Court of Law in Minsk.   
Gen. 6
 GR.1331.2  ONUFRY Rymaszewski,  the other son of Kazimierz.(? - ?).  




GR.1322.2231.1
 -  Stanislaw Rymaszewski (1908 - 1979)

In the 20th century Poland, Stanislaw Rymaszewski (1908-1979) left his memoirs, an unpublished typescript entitled "Rodowód Ojców moich" - The Origin of my Forefathers. The typewritten pages include his research on the origin of the Rymaszewski Family. He provides names of the first seven generations of descendants (shown above) from the progenitor Gregory, branching out in the recent times to Stanislaw's own family in the tenth to twelfth generation (now thirteen!), shown below.

STANISLAW Rymaszewski (GR.1322.2231.1)
The author of "Rodowód Ojców moich"
STANISLAW Rymaszewski (GR.1322.2231.1)
The author of "Rodowód Ojców moich"

Photo of young STANISLAW Rymaszewski (on the right) with Henryk Rymaszewski from Wilno (relation not described), taken in 1927 in pre-war Poland.

 

Caption:

"August 1927, during training period in timber mill Zawadówka near Chelm-Lubelski with Henryk Rymaszewski from Wilno".


Stanislaw's immediate ancestors (photographs 100 years old ! ) :
On the left : Stanislaw's father - ALEKSANDER Rymaszewski (GR.1322.2231.)
In the middle : Stanislaw's grandfather - URBAN Rymaszewski (GR.1322.223)
On the right : Stanislaw's uncle, his father's brother - WACLAW Rymaszewski (GR.1322.2233.), whose whole family disappeared without trace in the USSR after the Bolshevik Revolution
.
On the left : Stanislaw's uncle, his father's brother - WACLAW Rymaszewski (GR.1322.2233.)
In the middle : Karol Borysowicz, brother of Helena Borysowicz, wife of Kazimierz Rymaszewski.
On the right : Stanislaw's other uncle, his father's other brother - KAZIMIERZ Rymaszewski (GR.1322.2232.), whose son OLGIERD (GR.1322.2232.1) escaped during the WW2 to England and served with the Polish Army in the West. Olgierd remained in England.

Stanislaw's descendants :

Barbara (Basia) Rymaszewska, Stanislaw's daughter (GR.1322.2231.12). Photo in 2001.

Barbara (Basia) with her husband Miroslaw (Mirek) Nowosielski.

Photo in 2004.

 

Barbara and Miroslaw Nowosielski's current (2008) email address is m.nowosielski@op.pl


Barbara and Miroslaw live in PLOCK, Poland.

FAMILY PHOTO- 2007


From left:
Barbara's second son - Michal Nowosielski (and his girlfriend) Barbara's first son - Jakub Szarzynski (and his daughter Klaudia)
Barbara's husband - Miroslaw Nowosielski, Barbara Rymaszewska - Nowosielska  • Barbara's nephew - Grzegorz Rymaszewski
Grzegorz's wife - Ewa Rymaszewska Grzegorz's and Ewa's son - Michal Rymaszewski. - - - Photo taken in Plock in August 2007



Jan Krzysztof Rymaszewski,
Stanislaw's son (GR.1322.2231.11)


Jan Krzysztof Rymaszewski, his wife Renata and
their son Grzegorz Jan Rymaszewski
(GR.1322.2231.111),
and grandson Michal Rymaszewski (GR.1322.2231.1111.)

Christmas Eve 2004

GREGORY'S DESCENDANTS
LEADING TO STANISLAW'S FAMILY BRANCH


19th - 20th Century (including World War Two)


I.D. Numbers - Genetic Sequence Method
The symbol on the left indicates that a person is now living

GREGORY'S DESCENDANTS
LEADING TO STANISLAW'S FAMILY BRANCH

19th - 20th Century (including World War Two)

Generation No.   ID number
Name
Link
Gen. 7
 GR.1322.22  KAZIMIERZ Rymaszewski, Born in Minsk on 6 March 1776, the son of Franciszek. He was a "komornik" in the Nowogródek district who lived on an estate called CIEREBUTY in the Ihumen district. Wife - Maria Kronikowska, married in 1820. They had three sons : Franciszek (b.1821), Aleksander (b.1823) and Urban Wladyslaw (b.1827)    
Gen. 8
 GR.1322.221  FRANCISZEK Rymaszewski, Born in Sluck in 1821, the son of Kazimierz.    
Gen. 8
 GR.1322.222  ALEKSANDER Rymaszewski, the son of Kazimierz. Born in Sluck on 21 January 1823 - Died in 1863 in the Polish Uprising against Russian rule.  
Gen. 9
 GR.1322.2221.  ADAM Rymaszewski, (1842 - ?), the son of Aleksander above.  
* * *
Gen. 8
 GR.1322.223  URBAN  Wladyslaw Rymaszewski, the son of Kazimierz. Born in Serafin, Minsk area on 5 September 1826. Died in Neszki in 1902. Wife: Maria Monkiewicz. 
Gen. 9
 GR.1322.2231.  ALEKSANDER Rymaszewski, the son of Urban. Born in August 1880 in Cimoczki,  Bychowski district, Mohyl area. Died in 1932. Wife: Jadwiga Holinska, who died in 1938 in Augustów.
Gen.10
 GR.1322.2231.1  STANISLAW Rymaszewski. Born on 16 December 1908 in  Ziembin, Borysw, Minsk guberniya - Died on 16 January 1979 in Poland, the son of Aleksander.   Wife: Julia-Biruta Kurowska, born on 18 December 1911 in Smolensk. They had two children Jan Krzysztof and Barbara Maria. Julia Kurowska, the mother, died during the war in Lomza on 24 August 1944. Stanislaw later married Aleksandra Kmiecik, born on 26 March 1910 in Modrze.
Gen.11
 GR.1322.2231.11    JAN  KRZYSZTOF Rymaszewski, the son of Stanislaw. Born on 5 August 1938 in  Grodno, Poland .  Wife: Renata Kalinska.  
Gen.11
 GR.1322.2231.12    BARBARA  MARIA Rymaszewska, the daughter of Stanislaw. Born on 26 March 1941 in Augustw, Poland.

Husband (1) : Pawel Szarzynski. Their son Jakub Barnaba was born on 20 April 1964 in Plock. Jakub has a daughter Klaudia.

Husband (2) : Tadeusz-Miroslaw Nowosielski. Their son is  Michal, born on 3 March 1976.
  Michal has a son Antoni born in 2008. The family lives in Plock, Poland.
Gen.12
 GR.1322.2231.111
 GRZEGORZ  JAN Rymaszewski, the son of Jan Krzysztof. Born on 28 April 1969 in Walbrzych. The family live in Bialystok, Poland  
Gen.13
GR.1322.2231.1111.                               MICHAL Rymaszewski, the son of Grzegorz Jan above.
Born on 2 March 1999.
 
* * *
Gen. 9
 GR.1322.2232.  KAZIMIERZ Rymaszewski, the son of Urban. Born on 10 November 1881 in Cimoszki, Bychowski district, Mohyl area. Died in 1965. Wife: Helena Borysowicz (1888 - 1973).
Gen.10
 GR.1322.2232.1   OLGIERD Rymaszewski, the son of Kazimierz. Born on 19 August 1914 in Wilno area (Vilnius). In 1939, after German attack on Poland, escaped through Hungary and France to England. He completed Medicine at the Edinburgh University in Scotland and marrried Aleksandra Jarmulska. They bought a house and settled in Manchester. They had four children, as follows :
 
Gen.11
 GR.1322.2232.11
 EWA Rymaszewski. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1951, the daughter of Olgierd.  
Gen.11
 GR.1322.2232.12
 LECH (Leszek) Rymaszewski. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1953, the son of Olgierd.
Gen.11
 GR.1322.2232.13
 BOGDAN Rymaszewski. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1958, the son of Olgierd.
Gen.11
 GR.1322.2232.14  HELENA Rymaszewski. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland in  1965, the daughter of Olgierd.  
Gen.10
 GR.1322.2232.2  

 JANINA Rymaszewska, the daughter of Kazimierz. Born 22 August 1918 in Deblin, Poland. Her husband was Leon Pokrowski, a Merchant Navy Officer in Poland before the war. They lived in Warsaw. Their daughter Elzbieta was born in 1947 in Warsaw, now the Polish Peoples Republic. Elzbieta married a Syrian and left the country.

 
Gen.10
 GR.1322.2232.3  
 ELWIRA Rymaszewska, the daughter of Kazimierz. Born on 10 September 1924 in Deblin, Poland. She completed Medicine in Poznan. Husband, also a doctor: Wojciech Kosinski. Two children: son Marek, born on 1 July 1950 in Poznan, and daughter Joanna, born on 9 October 1956 in Poznan.  
* * *
Gen. 9
 GR.1322.2233.  WACLAW Rymaszewski, the son of Urban, Born in January 1883 in Cimoszki, Bychowski district, Mohyl area. Wife: Ryma Puzynowicz. Waclaw (Vaclav) was the administrator of an estate of a Russian nobleman Puzynovich and married his daughter Ryma. They had four sons, born in Russia after Bolshevik Revolution in 1917 (Generation 10) : Vladimir (Wlodzimierz), Yaroslav (Jaroslaw), Izaslav (Izaslaw) and Boris (Borys) Rymashevskiy. The whole family disappeared in the USSR without trace. 
Gen. 9
 GR.1322.2234.

 JADWIGA Rymaszewska. Born 25 September 1889 in Neszki, Bychowski district, Mohyl area, the daughter of Urban Rymaszewski. She died in Warsaw in 1970. Jadwiga married: Wlodzimierz Czausow, the son of Michal. They had one son Leon Czausow, born on 10 May 1909 in Roslavl (Roslawel), Smolensk gubernia, and died in June 1952 in a Moscow Soviet prison. Leon married Irena Medynska in 1947 and they had one son Wlodzimierz Czausow, born on 17 January 1951 in Sosnowiec. Wlodzimierz, the son, now lives in Krakow. He married Malgorzata Krekora and they have two sons: Michal, born on 11 June 1983, and Mikolaj, born on 24 June 1988.

For  more detalis about Czausow Family see Email no. 049




the turn of 17 to 18th Century
NIESWIEZ (NESVIZH) - BOBOWNIA area
RYMASZEWSKI FAMILY BRANCH


In the National Historical Archives of Belarus (NIAB) in Minsk is a matter (dated 1846) regarding "Birth Records of Rymaszewski family".

Possible genealogy of Rymaszewski family based on birth records of Nesvizh (Nieswiez) and Bobownia Roman - Catholic churches.

The church in Bobownia was later closed after the rebellion of 1863 (i.e. Polish January Uprising 1863 -1864).
(Case No. 13564 - Abolishing Svoyatyche and Bobownia Roman - Catholic churches in 1866 -1869 r.)

The following is according to data taken (in 1846) from Parish books of Nesvizh (Nieswiez) and Bobownia churches - part of birth certificates were in Latin alphabet (i.e. in Polish) and part of birth certificates were in Uniate alphabet (i.e. in Cyrillic - or in Russian)

The chart below was drawn using information sent by Zbigniew Wolocznik see Email No. 189








RYMASZEWSKI FAMILY  TREE  JIGSAW  PUZZLE PIECES
There are many loose "jigsaw pieces" yet to find some place, where marked (?) on the tree diagrams above, starting from generations 7, 8 and 9.
Below are some examples of such old records in Chapter 12/2 :

1854 record and 1866 record



1888 record

A family of Rymaszewski lived in Oszmiana district, in the year 1864, and owned an estate called Jatolowicze, which included a village named Rodziewicze.

1757 record - 16th -17th century

IT  FITS !!!
This "jigsaw piece" fits in one place only — judging by the date 1672 and the names of father and son.

JAKÓB lived in the 4th generation of Gregory's descendants. He was the son of GR.12 : TOMASZ. Jakób's ID number should be GR.122   He must be the brother of MIKOLAJ GR.121 This also demonstrates the usefulness of my Genetic Sequence Method allowing to identify people and their relationship (especially with similar names)

1747-1811 records

  • JAN Rymaszewski, was a steward of Duchy of Nieswiez in the year 1747.
  • JAN Rymaszewski, was a steward Olycki (of town Olyce) from 1754 to 1765.
  • PAWEL Rymaszewski, was a cashier of town Sluck from 1802 to 1808.
  • ADAM Rymaszewski, was a land surveyor in 1811.

1757 record

  • WINCENTY Rymaszewski was the King's official from 1781 to 1794 as a regent of the "Szewelski gród" (? a fortified stronghold)

Stanislaw's memoirs
Stanislaw writes: "Jakub Rymaszewski purchased a grange Korzeniowszczyzna from Volodzki on 9 February 1733 (agreement in 1699?)", but Jakub could not be found on the Family Tree.


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19th - 21st Century
NEW FAMILY BRANCHES

 
1: INTRODUCTION by Franek Rymaszewski     7: WITH MY BROTHER in WARTIME ENGLAND   11: POLISH CHRISTMAS and EASTER
2: MY FAMILY TREE   8: MY FAMILY SURVIVORS in POLAND 12: ANCESTORS - Part 1 : Origin and Records    
3: RELEVANT MAPS and POLISH HISTORY   9: MY EMIGRATION to AUSTRALIA       ANCESTORS - Part 2 : Family Tree
4: MY FAMILY ANCESTRY in POLAND 13: Rymaszewskis in present-day POLAND
5: PINSK UNDER COMMUNIST TYRANNY 10: Descendants in AUSTRALIA - Part 1     14: Rymaszewskis  WORLD-WIDE (Part 1)
    MIETEK'S MEMOIRS OF GULAG       Descendants in AUSTRALIA - Part 2       Rymaszewskis in the USA (Part 2)
6: MY ESCAPE FROM STALIN       Descendants in AUSTRALIA - Part 3 15: EMAILS from Visitors