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Barent Jacobsen (bef. 1610 - 1676)

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Barent Jacobsen aka Kool
Born before in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlandsmap
Husband of — married in Hollandmap
Died in Kingston, Ulster, New Yorkmap
29 November 2015
10:29: Albertus (Fuller) de Friest Macnamara edited a message from Albertus (Fuller) de Friest Macnamara on the page for Barent Jacobsen. [Thank Albertus for this]
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Gerard-337 09:03, 13 November 2015 (EST)

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Note on Identity

This Barent Kool is not to be confused with Barent Cool, son of Cornelis Cool and Aeltje Brachonge, who was also born in about 1610.


Barent Jacobsen Kool [1]was born in Holland. His baptism was recorded on 18 May 1610 in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.[2] He died about 1676 in Kingston (Ulster County), New York.

Barent Jacobsen Kool's great grandparents were Jacob Adriense Kool and Petronella DeWitt. Their son, Barent Jacobsen Kool's grandfather, Adrein Jacobsen Kool born 1556, married Margaretta Rosendal. Child of Adrein Jacobsen Kool and Margaretta Rosendal was Jacob Arendsen Kool born abt. 1580 who married Marretje Leendertse De Graeuw, parents of Barent Jacobsen Kool.

Barent Jacobsen Kool was the son of Jacob Arendsen Kool and Aeltje Dirckse. Jacob Arendsen Kool was born 1580. His son Barent Jacobsen Kool came to America in the services of the West-India Company. He was married in 1637 in Holland to Marretje Leendertse De Graeuw, the daughter of Leendert Arentzen and Leuntie Alberts (Lydecker) De Graeuw, a member of one of the Walloon families who were the first settlers of New Amsterdam. The baptisms of their nine children all appear on the records of the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam, except that of his eldest son, Jacob Barentsen Cool, who was born in 1639. The De Graeuws came to America in 1638 in the ship Dolphin.

It is possible. that Barent Jacobsen Cool came over with Peter Minuit in 1625. However, beginning with 1633, he can be traced through civil records, and, beginning with 1640, he can be traced through church and civil records down to 1665. Barent Jacobsen Cool sailed to New Amsterdam, on one of his sailings possibly from Amsterdam as a sailor in late 1632 on the ship Soutberg, which arrived in April 1633 with 140 soldiers. On June 8, 1633, he and six others signed a treaty with the Sickename Indians for purchasing land on the Connecticut River. Barent's group also built a trading house called "The House of Good Hope" and fortified it with several cannons. This was done to halt English exploration of the land.

Officer/yacht master with Dutch West India Company under Governor Minuit. 5 May 1654[3]


kind: Barent doopdatum: 18-05-1610 kerk: Nieuwe Kerk godsdienst: Hervormd vader: Arentsz, Jakob moeder: Dirx, Aeltje[4]


Arrival 1633 New York, New York Age: 22-23
On April 19, 1638, the crew of the ship den Dolphyn made a formal complaint to the provincial secretary about how the ship leaked during the voyage and that the captain had not provided enough food for the passengers. Leendert and his future son-in-law Barent Jacobsen Kool testified that several children belonging to Jan Schepmoes and his wife didn’t receive enough food. the case was continued during town minutes from 1645. So far this is the last entry:
“Before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland, appeared Leendert Arentsz. aged forty-four years, and Barent Jacobsz. aged thirty-four years, who at the request of Jan Jansz. Schepmoes jointly attest, testify and declare, in place and with promise of a solemn oath if necessary and required, that it is true and truthful that they arrived here in the year 1638 in the ship “Den Dolphyn”, on board of which were then also Jan Schepmoes, his wife and two children, of which children during the voyage one received half rations and the younger being a sucking babe, never received any ship’s food. All of which they, the deponents, offer to confirm. Done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherlands, the 12th of January 1645. This is the X mark of Leendert Arenden, Barent Jacobsz. Cool Acknowledged before me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, Secretary” [5]


The following baptisms for children of Barent Jacobszen were recorded in the Reformed Dutch Church in New Amsterdam (New York City):[6]

  1. Jacob Barentsen Kool 25 September 1639
  2. Aaltje Kool 23 September 1640 Witnesses: Jan Hermanszen, Leuntie Alberts.
  3. Divertje Kool 01 February 1643 Witnesses: Hendrick Sibout, Gysbert Corneliszen, Christina Vynen.
  4. Applonia Barents Kool 29 January 1649 Witnesses: Thys Claeszen, Lyntie Jochems.
  5. Leendert Barentsen Kool 22 December 1647Witnesses: Albert Leendertszen.
  6. Arent Barents Kool # Arent 09 October 1650 Witnesses: Jan Helmszen, Cornelisje Leender s.
  7. Teunis Barents Kool 17 August 1653 Witnesses: Arent Leendertszen, Engeltje Jans.
  8. Arent 10 October 1655 Witnesses: Jan Prie, Aechtje Leendert
  9. Pieter Kool 29 August 1657 Witnesses: Jan Corneliszen, Adriaentie Trommels.

Clarke lists a tenth child, Tryntje, born about 1648; no other information given.[7]


  • Baptisms at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam (1639-1730), Nottingham, NH Brassard, Theodore (comp.),
  • "History of Ulster County, New York," (Philadelphia, Everts & Peck, 1880) Part I, page 34
  • Records of the Reformed Dutch Church of Albany, New York, 1683-1809, excerpted from the Year Books of the Holland Society of New York.
  • The Abridged Compendium of American Genealogy: First Families of America" (subtitled, "A Geneological Encyclopedia of the United States) - (Genealogical Publishing Company. Baltimore: 1987.
  • The Settlers of the Beekman Patent, Dutchess County, New York: An Historical and Genealogical Study of All the 18th Century Settlers in the Patent, ten volumes. Frank J. Doherty, Pleasant Valley, NY., 1990–2003. (Volumes 1-8 available in online database at, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2013)
  • Baptismal and Marriage Registers of the Old Dutch Church of Kingston, Ulster County,New York, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1997 (originally published by De Vinne Press New York, 1891)
  • Court and Administrative Minutes of New Amsterdam, from Fernow, Berthold, Records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 Anno Domini, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976.
  • The History of Barent Jacobsen Kool/Cool/Cole of Amsterdam, Holland
  • Clarke, Robert Gordon. Jacob <Arent> Kool, Early New Netherland Settlers website, 29 March 2013.
  • Barent's story, posted at, apparently originally contributed by member kgherschell1 Info from "The Kool (Cool or Cole) Family in America
  1. Spelling was Kool in History of the Reformed Church of Tappan, N.Y . David Cole pg.106
  2.  : Source: #S356 Page: Additions and Corrections, p. 932
  3. "St. Nicholas Society Genealogical Records, Vol. 2 (1905)
  4. bronverwijzing: DTB 39, p.218 Archief van de Burgerlijke Stand: doop-, trouw- en begraafboeken van Amsterdam (retroacta van de Burgerlijke Stand)Doopregister: NL-SAA-24286004
  5. More details of the case against the crew of the ship is detailed in “New York Historical Manuscripts Dutch” by Arnold J. E. Van Laer (Vol. 2, Item 139 g)
  6. Thomas Grier Evans. "Baptisms from 1639 to 1730 in the Reformed Dutch Church, New York." In Collections of the New-York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Vol. II. New York: Printed for the Society, 1890.
  7. Clarke, person #13.


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On November 29, 2015 at 14:58GMT Albertus de Friest Macnamara wrote:

The biography section for Barent Jacobsen is full of errors: it is not ready to be merged. The misleading references to great-grandparents and grandparents (with misspelt names even) should be expunged before any merge with Barent Jacobsen Kool.

On November 29, 2015 at 14:04GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

I think Bea means that there are no more conflicting parents (the multiple parent profiles have been resolved).

On November 29, 2015 at 05:38GMT Michelle Hartley wrote:

Bea what do you mean all has been corrected as the parents?

On November 29, 2015 at 03:06GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

Bea, the usual approach is to change the LNAB for the destination profile BEFORE doing additional merges. This reduces the number of times that a profile needs to be redirected.

Anyway, since Jacobsen is currently the only patronym identified in this profile, what is the reason for changing it?

On November 29, 2015 at 01:45GMT Bea Wijma wrote:

Jacobsen-1018 and Kool-247 appear to represent the same person because: Hi all,

These are the same and can be merged now all is corrected for parents, the LNAB is just a Patronymic , see baptism info , so after merge , the LNAB should be corrected to Jacobs or Jacobsz and PPP t I guess ? Thanks ! :)

On November 25, 2015 at 11:36GMT Albertus de Friest Macnamara wrote:

The second paragraph in the biography - regarding supposed great-grandparents and grandparents - is based upon fiction and should be scrapped.

On July 17, 2015 at 22:09GMT Michelle Hartley wrote:

The first is a discount cousin who did some serious research and have found most of his info to be pretty spot on. Although I haven't been able to read the entire site. The second site I wish I knew.

I downloaded the Kool book at the family history library which now says it's damaged. Ugh!

On July 17, 2015 at 21:47GMT Ellen Smith wrote:

I've seen that pedigree on the Internet, notably at and (and I note that the latter source gives Schepmoes as the family name for Marretje Symons, daughter of Floriszen-1). These are some impressively long pedigrees; have you found them with any indication of where this wonderful information comes from?

On July 17, 2015 at 19:52GMT Michelle Hartley wrote:

Barent Jacobsen Kool's great grandparents were Jacob Adriense Kool and Petronella DeWitt. Their son, Barent Jacobsen Kool's grandfather, Adrein Jacobsen Kool born 1556, married Margaretta Rosendal. Child of Adrein Jacobsen Kool and Margaretta Rosendal was Jacob Arendsen Kool born abt. 1580 who married Marretje Leendertse De Graeuw, parents of Barent Jacobsen Kool.

On July 11, 2015 at 17:27GMT Bea Wijma wrote:

Found his Birth/ baptism at the Amsterdam archive , no LNAB Cool, or Kool just patronym

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