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Barent Jacobsen Kool

Also Known As: "Barent Jacobsen Kool"
Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
Death: 1676 (65)
Kingston, Ulster, New York, United States
Place of Burial: New Amsterdam, New Netherlands, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Arendsen Barentsen Kool and Aeltje Dircks
Husband of Grietje Alberts and Marritie Leenderts de Grauw
Father of Jacob Barentsen Cool; Aeltje Barentse Kool; Dievertje Barents Kool; Apollonia Barents Vredenburg; Leendert Barents Kool and 3 others
Brother of Dierikien Kool; Pieter Jacobsen Kool; Barensten Van De Cornelis and Trijntje Jabobse Jochemsz
Half brother of Adriaan Koolen

Occupation: Sailor
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About Barent Jacobsen Kool

Note: Capt. Barent J. Kool came to New Netherland colony prior to 1632,probably aboard the ship "Den Dolphin". He was a member of the Old Dutch Church and an employee of the Dutch West India Company. Capt.Barent Kool and 5-6 other Dutch W.India Co. members signed a treaty with the Sachem Tatoepam,Chief of the Sickemanes(Sickename?)Indians on 8 June 1633 for land bordering on the Connecticut River.The tract was called Sicajook,and the site was obtained by the company in exchange for 27 ells of cloth,6 axes,6 kettles,18 knives,and miscellaneous items. A trading fort was erected on the tract called "The House of Good Hope". The treaty also provided that the Sachem Altabacuhote was to dwell on the purchased land with the assent of Chief Margaratin of the Sloops Bay Indians. Barent was said to have been christened 10 May 1610, at Nieuwe Kerk,Amsterdam. Barent was a Master (Captain) of the yacht "Amsterdam" 1638-45,with which he patrolled the Hudson River to Fort Orange(now Albany,NY) as well as the waterways around New Amsterdam to curtail rampant smuggling. On 5 May 1654 Barent was made Exciseman to help control fraud in the wine and beer trade with two others. It is said that Barent was listed as a "Burgher" of New Amsterdam on 14 April 1657. See also the paper "The Netherlands Ancestry of Paulus Turck: 1500-1660 (with loose notes 1300-15__),and that of his wife,Aeltje Cool 1450-1660", published in NY between 1896-1934, written by the late Louis Piers de Boer,one of the founders of the Huguenot Society of California and it's first president. The paper was written in Dutch,English,and French after extensive traveling and research around Europe. His research along this line may be incorrect according to some researchers,in regards to Barent's father,Jacob,being son of the Adriaen shown in this line. Some descendants of Capt. Barent Kool: John C. van Buren (1799-1855); Mabel van Buren(1879-1947); Victor Ernest Shelford (1877-1968); Richard Brodhead (1811-63); Henry Demarest Lloyd (1847-1903); Caroline Augusta Lloyd (husband Lothrop Withington died 1915 aboard the Lusitania); Gladys Swarthout (1900-69); Matthias Jacob Bovee (1793-1872); Jefferson David Brodhead (1859-1920); Henry Agard Wallace (1888-1965); Cornelius Cole (1822-1924); George Townsend Cole (1874-1934); Arthur T. Vanderbilt (1888-1957); William Stark Rosecrans; Sylvester Horton Rosecrans; Peter Vredenburgh Jr.(1805-73); Wm. Herman Cuddeback (1852-1919); Dr. Theodore Romeyn Varick (1825-84),first to prove the usefulness of cocaine in capital amputations; Lewis Varick Frissell (1903-31); Ernest Frederick McIntyre Bickel; Harold Lincoln Gray (1894-1968); Sir Frederick Grant Banting (1891-1941),co-discoverer of insulin; Charles Alexander See,Jr. (1882-1949); Rodney Procter Frelinghuysen; Dana Tyrone Rohrabacher; John Herbert Quick (1861-1925); John Vredenburgh Van Pelt (Jr.),(1874-1962); Sally Tack (Sarah Cool Tack),of the "Sally Tack Tavern"; George Randolph Hearst Jr.; Geo. Randolph Hearst III; Sarah Kathleen (Phinney) Kirkland; Robert Truman Phinney Jr.; Sally Kirkland.

Barent Jacobszen Kool was born May 10, 1610 in NiewKirk, Amsterdam, Hoord-Holland, and died 1676 in Kingston, Ulster Co., New York156. He married Marritie Leenderts.

Children of Barent Jacobszen Kool and Marritie Leenderts are:

  1. +Appolonia Barents Kool, d. date unknown.


156. Data from Steve Cole (

From Barent Jacobsen married Marritje Leenderts De Grauw. Barent was a laborer "in the Weigh-house" and a porter "in the Public Store". He was appointed a Wine and Beer Carrier in New Amsterdam in the Colony of New Netherland on 4 May, 1654. Barent was granted the small burgher right on 14 April 1657. In 1665, he was listed as living on Bridge Street in New Amsterdam.


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,[1][2][3] 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).[4] 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.[5] At that time he was recorded as officer/yacht master with Dutch West India Company under Governor Minuit. 5 May 1654[6]

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."[7] 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.

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May 10, 1610
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
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Nieuwe Kirk , Amsterdam, , Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Niewe Kirk, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Niewe Kirk, Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands
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Niewe Kirk, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Niewe Kirk, Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands
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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands