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He bears the name of an estate which was a dependency of the Barony of Petit-Rechain, overlooking the city of Verviers , formerly one of the World's leading wool trading centres.

In the second half of the 16 th century, Jehan de Bonvoisin received this land from his father, a descendant of an ancient House of landed gentry.

From the outset of the 17 th century, the family developed the textile industry in the region of Verviers, where it's members also held the burdens of public office.