Jean Pesijn

Kloksteeg 21 2311 SK LEIDEN

Across the street from the Pieterskerk, the grand entrance to the Jean Pesijns Almshouse stands since 1683 where John Robinson’s house had been. A memorial stone is in the wall to the right of the entry. This is the most heavily visited of Leiden’s more than thirty such quadrangles. The poorer members of John Robinson’s congregation lived in twelve little houses arranged rather like the little dwellings of the almshouse. Thomas Blossom and his wife lived here, ancestors of American Presidents George Bush (Sr. and Jr.) and Barack Obama.