I am still "working" on the Hagewolt-family from Rouveen. I think that Jan Hagewolt had a few sons:
Pieter, who sailed to the America's
Hendrik, my ancestor
Lambert, who was a butcher in Meppel
Albert, a deputee of the province of Drenthe and inhabitant of the city of Meppel.
The name "Hagewolt" is for the first time found in the 14th century in the city of Kampen, which is very near to Zwolle and Hasselt and Rouveen.
The first Jan Hagewolt was sherrif in Rouveen-county about the year 1500. Most probably he was related to "our" Hagewolts.
Greeting, and best wishes for 2008!