Dutch term – Cipier

Jailor opening a prison door

David van der Kellen, Cipier. Credits: Rijksmuseum

A cipier is a prison warden or jailer. If your ancestor was a cipier, you may be able to find more information about him in the administration of the prison.

You may also find a cipier as the witness in a death record. In that case, your ancestor might have been in jail. You can check prison records to find out more information.

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