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Friens (The Netherlands)

Boarnsterhim municipality, Fryslân province

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[Friens village flag] image by Jarig Bakker, 20 Aug 2003

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Friens village

Friens is a village in Boarnsterhim municipality, Fryslân province. It used to be in the former municipality of Idaarderadeel, 125 inhabitants in 1958, 1973: 85. Apart from the church the main building was the "state" (manor) Beslinga, rebuilt in 1620, inhabited by the Van Sytzama family, pulled down in 1849.
Village nickname: "Bingels" = naughty boys, also clapper for a bell
Friens: Coat of Arms: in silver two green clubs crossed, on top of it and below it a red rose.
The Coat of Arms is composed of elements from the arms of the Sytzema family (two roses) and the Beslinga's (crossed clubs).
Flag: two vertical stripes of white and red proportioned 2:1; in the white stripe two green clubs in saltire.
Source: Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.
Encyclopedie van Friesland, 1958.
Jarig Bakker, 20 Aug 2003

Friens Coat of Arms

[Friens Coat of Arms] image from Genealogysk Jierboekje 1986.