Marriage license of Leonardus Jacobus and Maria Cornelia de Geest at Biervliet on October 26,1808.
Zeeuws-Vlaanderen and Vlissingen in the province of Zeeland were annexated in 1796
and 1808 by France. From 1810 - 1813 the whole of the Netherlands became a part of the French
Empire. Lodewijk Napoleon appointed his brother Louis Bonaparte as King of the Netherlands. His
palace was at the present Proviciehuis of North-Holland at Haarlem.