Owners of the Castle of Veulen (www.veulen.be)


Abraham de Looz, alias de Waroux (1351), Lord of Veulen

Jan van Gutschoven also known as Jan van Goetsenhoven or Jean de Gutscoven (-1376), Knight, Lord of Veulen, Viscount of Loon (Looz), he was married with:

Elisabeth de Looz also known as Elisabeth van Loon (-1387), from 1376 Lady of Veulen

Jan van Gutschoven also known as Jan van Goetsenhoven or Jean de Gutscoven, Lord of Veulen

Jan van Gutschoven also known as Jan van Goetsenhoven or Jean de Gutscoven (-1450), Knight, Lord of Veulen, Viscount of Loon


In 1454 the Duc of Brabant granted Veulen in fief to (probably next of kin of Jan van Gutschoven):

Jeanne van der Aa de Randeraedt also known as Van der Aa de Randerode (±1433-1493), Lady of Veulen. She married in 1454/5 with:

Willem van Merode also known as Quillaume de Merode (1428-1483), nobleman, Lord of Veulen and Duffel, Viscount of Loon (both are buried in the church of Veulen)

Willem van Merode also known as Quillaume de Merode (1460-1525), Lord of Veulen and Gutschoven, Viscount of Loon, married with Catharina de Bauw (both buried in Veulen)

Henri de Merode (-1557), Lord of Veulen, Momalle, Braives and Riddersherck, Viscount of Loon

Quillaume de Merode (-1569), Lord of Veulen and Ciplet, Viscount of Loon. He died childless. His sister was heiress to the estate:


Jeanne de Merode (-1572), Lady of Veulen, married with:

Quillaume de Berlo, Lord of Veulen and Keersbergen, Viscount of Loon

Jean de Berlo (-1599), Lord of Veulen, Braives, Ciplet, Sclessin and Keersbergen, Viscount of Loon, married with Marie d'Argenteau. They had no children. Heir to the estate was the nephew of Marie d'Argenteau:


Florent d'Argenteau (-1637), Lord of Veulen, Sterpignies, Braives, Ciplet, Momalle and Herck, Viscount of Loon

Jean François d'Argenteau (-1672), Lord of Veulen, Momalle, Riddersherck, Noville, Braives and Ciplet, Viscount of Loon

Henri François d'Argenteau (1637-1675?), Baron, Lord of Veulen and Braives

Robert-Ernest d'Argenteau (-1690), Baron, Lord of Veulen and Braives. He died childless. Heir to the estate was his (great-)nephew:

Claude Florimund Count de Mercy (1666-1734), Baron, Lord of Veulen

He sold the estate in 1712 to:


Philippe Balthaser Baron de Villers, Lord of Veulen and Orp-le-Grand

In 1735 the estate was transferred to the heir of Claude Florimund de Mercy, his adopted son:


Antoine Ignace Charles Auguste (Count de Merci) d'Argenteau (1692-1767), Lord of Veulen

Florimund Claude Charles Count de Mercy d'Argenteau (1727-1794), Lord of Veulen. He was not married. His nephew was heir to the estate

François Joseph Charles Marie Baron de Mercy d'Argenteau (1780-1869)

He sold the estate in 1809 to:


Knight Joseph André de Donnea (1772-1836)

Knight Charles de Donnea (1776-1857), brother of Joseph André de Donnea

Knight Alexis de Donnea (1811-1880)

Knight Alfred de Donnea (1839-1909)

Knight Fernand de Donnea (1867-1949)

Knight André de Donnea (1894-1967)

Knight François de Donnea (1926-2012)

He sold the estate in 2001.


(A. DEWELF, Veulen, Haspengouws kasteeldorp, 1991, 21-24; Bart VAN LOON and André IMPENS, Historische nota 2001, 9-10).
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