||Barent (Jacobsen) Kool was a New Netherland settler.|
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This Barent Kool is not to be confused with Barent Cool, son of unknown parents, who was also born about 1610 . The profile for that other Barent Cool was imported without parents and the only source mentioned Aeltje Brackonie; so the other man's parents are unknown.
Barent Jacobsen, son of Jacob Arentsen Kool and Aeltje Dircks, was baptised on 18 May 1610 at Saint Catherine's Church, called The New Church (De Nieuwe Kerk) in Amsterdam, Netherlands, the same church where the royal inthronisations and weddings take place.
In later years in New Netherland he used the family name of Kool (also Cool or Coell). He died about 1676 in Kingston (Ulster County), New York.
Barent Jacobsen Kool went to America in the services of the Dutch West-India Company. It is possible that he first went to New Netherland 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. From 1638 to 1644 he was skipper of the yacht Amsterdam. On 13 Apr 1654 Barent was sworn as a wine and beer carrier. On 5 May 1654 he was appointed one of the two excisemen whose offical duty was to guard the wine and beer trade against fraude. At that time he was recorded as officer/yacht master with Dutch West India Company under Governor Minuit. 5 May 1654
Barent was enrolled as a burgher of New Amsterdam on the first list made on 14 April 1657 and took an oath to the States-General of the United Netherlands, to the Dutch West India Company, and to its Director-General.
Barrent Jacobzen Kool was among the men who in 1664 "took the oath to the King 21-26 Oct 1664 after the conquest of New Netherland." On 17 July 1665 he was called Elder of the Beer Porters to whom all shall be bound to show obedience.
Barent and Marretje were both sponsors (godparents) at a baptism in New Amsterdam on 4 Nov 1668, the last record there is of Marretje. The last record for Barent is his being listed as sponsor in Nieuw-Amsterdam on 21 Oct 1671 at the baptism of his grandson Johannes Willems van Vreedenberg.
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
In about 1637, probably in the Netherlands, Barent Kool married Marretje Leenderts de Grauw, born about 1609 in the Netherlands. She was the daughter of Leendert Arentzen and Leuntie Alberts (Lydecker) De Graeuw and a member of a Dutch family that was among the first settlers of New Amsterdam. After Marretje's father, Leendert Arentsen, died, his land was conferred upon Barent Jacobsen, one daughter being the wife of Barent Jacobsen.
The De Graeuw family traveled to America in 1638 in the ship Dolphin.
Barent Jacobszen and Marretje Leenderts de Grauw were parents of nine known children. Son Jacob apparently was baptized before the New Amsterdam Dutch Reformed Church record book was started in 1639, but the baptisms of the other eight children listed below were recorded at that church:
Clarke lists a tenth child, Tryntje, born about 1648; no other information given.
Some sources have identified Barent Jacobsen as a grandson of Adriaen Jacobsz Kool and Margaretha van Rosendael. There are no known records connecting his to this family line. According to Benson's authoritative study The Barent Jacobsen Cool Family : "The Dordrecht line of Kools going back to Adriaen Kool in the year 1450 [i.e., the family of Adriaen Jacobsz Kool] has no connexion whatsoever with the family of Barent Jacobsen Kool/Cool."
|Origin and spelling of the surname 1611-1740|
It is likely that the surname Kool/Cool comes from the many place names incorporating the name Cool/Kool within the area of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, such as the Coolsingel. Barent's father Jacob Arentsen (Arentsz) Kool was described as Veerman op Rotterdam (Ferryman at Rotterdam) in the baptismal records of several of his children. In a [1611 map] there are Cool Polder, Cool Molens, and de Coolse Wech; in a [1660 map] there is Het Ambacht van Schoonderloo en Cool; in a [1740 map] however the spelling for the same place appears as Kool and later still becomes Koolsche, and today would roughly correspond to the Cool Wijk or Cool district of the city of Rotterdam.
According to David Cole's History of the Reformed Church of Tappan, New York, Press of Stettiner, Lambert & Company, 1894 : "The Holland name was 'Kool'. After the surrender of 1664 it passed into 'Cool'. Persistent mispronunciation of it from the time of this change compelled the family to adopt the spelling used at the present time." [By present spelling, he means "Cole".] In 2000, there were only 602 people with the last name Kool living in the US. Indicating not all Kool families used Cool or Cole.
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On 9 May 2016 at 10:32 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
Connected and proposed a merge for Jacob Cool who probably was meant to be a son of this couple, but who was also attached to Cornelis Lamberts (but for sure was not his son !)
I don't see the need of keeping children attached that were for sure no children and just seem to be attached, probably due to some earlier merges, to the wrong parent(s).
And would like to get the Cornelis Lamberts family correct and as accurate as possible as well of course. Some people are using Wikitree as an example to correct their lineages , so I think we need to keep that in mind as well. ;)
On 2 May 2016 at 19:52 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
The problem is that there are no sources for him and according the sources and info and all we know now about Cornelis Cool and Aeltje Brackonie, is that neither one of them had a son named Barent Cool.
On 2 May 2016 at 10:57 GMT Albertus Robert Johann Casimir (Fuller) Jung wrote:
On 2 May 2016 at 02:22 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
On 9 Feb 2016 at 17:05 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
But first waiting a bit to see if others share this opinion and what they think of this of course :)
On 9 Feb 2016 at 14:46 GMT Albertus Robert Johann Casimir (Fuller) Jung wrote:
On 9 Feb 2016 at 13:11 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
I have been looking all over for sources for the supposed Barent mentioned here in bold to be a different one but who in fact to me looks like just a duplicate of this Barent. * Barent Cool
Cornelis Lamberts Cool did not have a son named Barent , just three children are mentioned as his children Aeltje, Aechtje and Lambert, and we have been correcting things , which leaves a couple of children that for sure were not children of Cornelis Lamberts Cool The Barent mentioned here (see Bio) is one of them and I really think we should correct this and merge them ?
On 14 Jan 2016 at 23:10 GMT Albertus Robert Johann Casimir (Fuller) Jung wrote:
On 11 Dec 2015 at 01:28 GMT Bea (Timmerman) Wijma wrote:
Well I can live with it , not much consistency those days, so a Jacobsz(en) or Jacobsen guess these people themselves would not bother eeh. It was because of the church records I thought maybe it needed to be corrected.
On 5 Dec 2015 at 14:58 GMT Michelle (Gerard) Hartley wrote:
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