Charle-Philippe van de Werve
(1706-1776), count of Vorselaar
, formed part of a very old, important and noble family of Antwerp.
He was the son of Baron Charles-Henri van de Werve, Lord of Schilde, Lord of Giessen-Oudkerk, Lord of Wavre-Notre-Dame and Lord of Wavrans; and his wife Eléonore-Louise de Varick.
He married Marie-Anne de Pret, only daughter of the very rich Philippe-Louis de Pret (Lord of Vorselaar, Lord of Rielen and Lord of Lichtaert) and his wife Anne-Marie Moretus (whose ancestor Christophe Plantin was).
He became the first count of Vorselaar and Baron of Lichtaert and of Rielen.
He had 12 children with his wife:
- Marie-Joseph van de Werve (1737-1737)
- Albert-Marie van de Werve (1738-1738)
- Anne-Marie-Caroline van de Werve (1739-1739)
- Charles-Bernard van de Werve (1740-1813), second count of Vorselaar. He married in 1763 Hubertine de Gilman and in 1788 Reine della Faille.
- Marie-Anne van de Werve (1742-1798), she married in 1763 Jean Roose, count of Baisy, baron of Boechout, Lord of Loupoigne
- Jean-Joseph van de Werve (1744-1744)
- Jeanne-Caroline van de Werve (1745-1747)
- Albertine van de Werve (1747-1810), she married in 1768 Jean-François, count de Hénin-Liétard and of Alsace, marquess of Alsace, baron of Fosseux, Lord of Dion le Val.
- Philippe-Louis van de Werve (1748-1834), baron of Schilde. He married in 1767 Marie-Alexandrine de Fraule, in 1770 Thérèse Peeters and in 1791 Marie-Louise della Faille.
- Théodore van de Werve (1752-1780), he married in 1776 Anne de Neuf
- Joseph-Henri van de Werve (1753-1753)
- Jeanne-Joséphine van de Werve (1755-1785), she married in 1777 François, baron van Ertborn.