Jacob Barentsen Cool and Marritje Simons
Jacob Barentsen Cool was the son of Barent Jacobsen Cool and Marritje Leenderts De Grauw.  He married Marritje Simons. Marritje was baptized 12 October 1632 in the Nieuwkerk (New Church), Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands to Sijmon Floriszen and Claertje Arents.  She had four sisters, Lijsbet, Machtelt, Marij (who probably died young), and Jannetje, and three brothers, Floris, Arent (who probably died young), and Arent.
She seems to have arrived from the Netherlands as an indentured servant to Pieter Pietersen Harder "in the city of New Amstel, on the South River". Evert Pels, the husband of her sister Jannetje (see the Evert Pels family), paid for the remainder of her indenture in 19 February 1659.
The Cools lived in Wildwyck (now Kingston, Ulster, New York) where he worked for Juriaen Westfael, a farmer, and Marritje also worked, probably as a laundress. They moved to New Amsterdam (New York City) in 1667, where Jacob became a “porter in the Weigh house” and a “beer and wine carrier” like his father. By 1689, they had returned to Ulster County, where Jacob took an oath of allegiance.
Jacob and Marritje had:
1. Symen Kool, born in Kingston, Ulster, New York, baptized 27 Mar 1661 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married 1) Anna Hendrixdr. 2 Oct 1681 in Hurley, Ulster, New York and 2) Belitje Pieters Wybersson. 
2. Barent Cool, baptized 18 Nov 1663 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, probably died before 1665.
3. Barent Cool, baptized 1 Feb 1665 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, probably died between 1666 and 1668.
4. Arent Cool, baptized 7 Mar 1666 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
5. Marritje Jacobs Cool, born in Kingston, Ulster, New York, baptized 7 Mar 1666 in Kingston, Ulster, New York, married Johannes Jurians Westfael 28 Jan 1683 in Kingston, Ulster, New York.
6. Barent Cool, baptized 4 Nov 1668 in New Amsterdam, married Margriet Obe. 
7. Claertie Cool, baptized 21 Oct 1671 in New Amsterdam.
8. Jacob Kool, baptized 1 Jan 1673 in New Amsterdam.
1. Hoes, Roswell Randall (comp.), 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).
2. Brassard, Theodore (comp.), Baptisms at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam (1639-1730), Nottingham, NH: http://www.altlaw.com/edball/dutchbap.htm, 2000.
3. Power of Attorney from Evert Pels to Jan Jacobsen, 19 February 1659.
4. Church Members' List, Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York.
5. "A rool of the names and surnames of them that haue takin the Oath of Allegiance in the County of Ulstr, by ordr of his Excely: the Gouernor; the ffirst day of Septembr Anno Qe: Domini 1689".
6. Court Minutes of New Amsterdam, from Fernow, Berthold (ed.), Records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 Anno Domini, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976.
7. Versteeg, Dingman, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch: Kingston Papers, 2 vols., Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1976.
8. Fiches collectie van dopen, trouwen en overlijden : 1553-1811 (Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands), Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1964-1967.
1632 Oct 12
From the Index of Amsterdam Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials
LDS FHL Film #441971
Vader: Florisz Sijmon
Moeder: Arents Claertje
Kerk: NK Nr. 41 Blz. 214
Source: Fiches collectie van dopen, trouwen en overlijden : 1553-1811 (Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands), Salt Lake City, UT: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1964-1967.
Records of Baptisms of the Reformed Church at Kingston, Ulster, NY.
Page Number Baptism Number Baptism Date Parents Child Witnesses 1 3 1661 Jacob Barentsen Symen Evert Pels. 27 Mar Marretje Simensen Jannetje Symensen, his wife. 3 33 1663 Jacob Barentsen Barent Margriet Meyers. 18 Nov Marretje Symens Jacob Jansen. 4 50 1665 Jacob Barentsen Cool Barent Margriet Chambers. 1 Feb Marretje Symens Evert Pels. 5 68 1666 Jacob Barentsen Cool Arent, Marretje Hans Cheyrstede. 7 Mar Marretje Symens Annetje Tyssen. Anna Blom.
Kingston Marriage Register.
Page 505 Marriage Number 46 1681 2 Oct.
SIMON KOOL, j. m., born in Kingston, and ANNA HENDRIXDR, j. d., born in Kingston, and both resid. there. Banns published, but dates not given. Married in Horley (Hurley).
Page 506 Marriage Number 59 1683 28 Jan.
JOHANNES JURIAANZ WEESPHAAL, j. m., of Foxhal (Foxhall),  in the Esopus,  and resid. in Kingston, and MARITIE JACOBZ COOL, j. d., of Kingston, and resid. there. First publication of Banns, 17 Dec. 1682.
Source: Hoes, Roswell Randall (comp.), 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).
Records of Baptisms of the Reformed Church at New Amsterdam.
Baptism Date Parents Child Witnesses 1668 Jacob Barentszen Barent Barent Jacobszen, 4 Nov Marritje Simons Ma____arts 1671 Jacob Barentszen Claertie Arent Leendertszen, 21 Oct Marritie Simons Tryntie Gerrits 1673 Jacob Barentszen Kool Jacob Lucas Tienhoven, 1 Jan Marritje Simons Tryntie Bickers
Source: Brassard, Theodore (comp.), Baptisms at the Reformed Dutch Church of New Amsterdam (1639-1730), Nottingham, NH: http://www.altlaw.com/edball/dutchbap.htm, 2000.
Power of Attorney
19 February 1659
"Power of Attorney from Evert Pels to Jan Jacobsen
Appeared before me, Johannes La Montagne, in the service of the General Chartered West India Company Commissary at Fort Orange, and the village of Beverwyck, Evert Pels, who declared in the presence of the herinafter named witnesses, that he hath constituted and appointed, as hereby does constitute and appoint, the Honorable Captain Jan Jacobsen his attorney, in the principle's name and in his behalf, to procure the freedom of MARRETJE SYMONS, sister of the Principle's wife, dwelling in the city of New Amstel, on the South River, with one Pieter Pietersen Harder, in such manner as the attorney may adjudge best; promising to hold good and valid whatever the attorney shall do in this matter, as if he, the principle, were himself present, for which he binds his person and estate, real and personal, submitting the same to all courts and judges.
Done in Fort Orange the 19th of February, anno 1659, in the presence of Johannes Prevost and Jan Pietersen Muller.
Signed EVERT PELS; Witnesses : Johannes Provoost and Jan Pieters; acknowledged before me La Montagne, Commissary at Ft. Orange."
"A 1667...den 7 April...Jacob Barentszen, en Marritie Simons, syn huysv' (his wife)."
From the Church Members' List
Records of the Reformed Dutch Church in the City of New York
"A rool of the names and surnames of them that haue takin the Oath of Allegiance in the County of Ulstr, by ordr of his Excely: the Gouernor; the ffirst day of Septembr Anno Qe: Domini 1689-
...Coll, Barrant Cool, Cornelis Cool, Jacob...Cool, Lendart...Cool, Symon..."
Vol. I, Page 73, 18 Sep 1663
From the Court Minutes of the Esopus (now Kingston, NY):
Roeloff Swartwout, the Schout, was prosecuting a number of cases. Same refers to the Schout, the first do. (short for “ditto”) refers to the word “defendant” and the second refers to the word “Default”:
Same, vs. Jacob Barents Cool, do. do.
Vol. I, Page 78, 9 Oct 1663
Roelof Swartwout, Schout, plaintiff, vs. Jacob Barentsen Cool, defendant. Second default. Plaintiff demands a fine of twenty-five gldrs. and requests judgment. The Court allows defendant a third default.
Vol. I, Page 90, 23 Oct 1663
Roelof Swartwout, Schout, plaintiff, vs. Jacob Barents Cool and Jan Jansen van Oosthout, defendants. Plaintiff demands from Jacob Barents twenty-five gldrs., and from Jan Jansen van Oosterhout seventy-five gldrs., fine for violating the ordinance of August 4.
Juriaen Westphael, answering for Jan Broersen , Jacob Barents Cool and Jan Jansen van Oosterhout, allows himself to be recorded in their place.
Vol. I, Page 113, 27 Dec 1663
Mattheus Capito, Provisional Schout, vs. Juriaen Westphael, defendant. The Provisional Schout submits his demand in writing. It reads as follows:
Whereas defendant, Juriaen Westphael, on October 9, last, substituted himself, for the below mentioned persons, his workmen, who violated the ordinance proclaimed and published on August 4, last, providing that no one, without permission and a proper convoy, should venture out to mow, cart, or do any other work, and were detected by the former Schout, Roelof Swartwout, my predecessor:
Antoni Crupel, for twice, 75 fl.
Henderick Hendericksen, having twice, and 75 fl.
Jan Gerretsen, violated twice, having 75 fl.
Jacob Stoutenborch, the once, been 25 fl.
Jan Broersen, aforesaid twice, fined 75 fl.
Jacob Barents Cool, ordin- once, 25 fl.
Jan Jansen van Oosterhout, ance twice, 75 fl.
Amounting to a total of……………………………………………425 fl.
say four hundred and twenty-five guilders, which the defendant was condemned to pay…
Vol. I, Page 119, 29 Jan 1664
The Same (Mattheus Capito, Provisional Schout), Plaintiff, vs. Jacob Barents Cool, defendant. Plaintif demands from defendant the sum of ten guilders, heavy money, being the balance for the salary of the aforenamed minister (Hermanus Blom) for the year 1662. Defendant admits the debt.
Vol. I, Page 149, 31 Mar 1664
Election held March 31, 1664, by a plurality of votes, for the purpose of sending two delegates from the village of Wildwyck to the Manhatans, to a formal Assembly.
Whereas, according to a written invitation of the Director General and Council of New Netherland to the Schout and Commissaries here, dated March 18, last, it was requested that two delegates from our village of Wildwyck be sent to a formal gathering of an Assembly, the Schout and Commissaries have therefore called upon us, the undersigned inhabitants of Wildwyck, to meet together on the day named below, to select two able persons of the community, and to depute them as delegates to the said meeting which is to take place on April 10. We have therefore selected, by a plurality of votes, the worthy persons, Thomas Chambers and Gysbert van Imborch, to whom we hereby give full power and authority to do what may be necessary for the common interest and that of this place, and also to act in any matter as shall seem to them advisable, confirming what they, the delegates may, according to their obligation, have lawfully done for the common welfare. For which purpose we have personally subscribed to these presents, at Wildwyck, this March 31, 1664.
(Signed) The mark (x) of Albert Gybertsen, Tjerck Claesen deWitt, Cornelis Barentsen Slecht, Evert Pels, Albert Gysbertsen, the mark (x) of Juriaen Westphael, the mark (x) of Jan Willemse Hoochteylingh, Aert Jacobs, the mark (x) of Ariaen Gerretsen van Vliet, the mark (AMD) of Aert Martensen Doorn, the mark (x) of Pieter Jacobsen, the mark (x) Mattys Roelofsen, the mark (x) of Jan Broersen, the mark (x) of Jacob Barents Cool, Henderick Jochemsen.
Accords with the original. To which I certify.
Mattheus Capito, Secretary.
Vol. I, Page 162, 7 Oct 1664
Emmetje Volkerts, plaintiff, vs. Jacob Barents Cool, defendant. Plaintiff demands from defendant an amount of thirty-five schepels of wheat, two guilders, ten stivers, in sewan, whereof, according to her account, one schepel of wheat and four guilders, ten stivers, have been paid.
Defendant and his wife deny a portion of the debt, and thereupon submit items of a counter reckoning.
The Honorable Court directs the parties to Roelof Swartwout and Walran du Mont, good men, to bring the parties to an agreement, if possible, and, if not, to report to the Honorable Court.
Vol. I, Page 265, 8 Dec 1665
Marietje Simons, Plaintiff vs. Pieter Pietersen, Defendant
Plaintiff demands of defendant three sch. of wheat, wages for washing. Defendant answers that plaintiff did not fulfil her promise concerning the washing, it having been contracted for for the period of one year, commencing in the month of April, last. The hon. court orders defendant to immediately pay one half of the wages for washing to plaintiff, and further orders plaintiff to wash for defendant during the period contracted for, and at the expiration of said period (defendant) shall also pay the second half of the wages for washing to plaintiff.
Vol. I, Page 290, 6 Apr 1666
Henderick Palingh, Plaintiff vs. Jacob Barents Cool, Defendant. Absent. Default.
Joris Hael, Plaintiff vs. Jacob Barents Cool, Defendant. Absent. Default.
Vol. I, Page 307-8, 2 Nov 1666
Joris Hael, Plaintiff vs. Jacob Barents Cool, Defendant
Plaintiff demands of defendant 58 gldrs. for received merchandise. Defendant answers that he owes plaintiff 20 gldrs., and his brother owes him 38 gldrs. And he has agreed to pay for his brother, when he can receive it for him. The hon. court orders defendant to satisfy plaintiff’s demand.
Vol. I, Page 314, 23 Nov 1666
Jacob Barents Cool, Plaintiff vs. Evert Pels, Defendant
Plaintiff demands of defendant on account of his brother 24 sch. of oats and 17 gldrs. in sewan, in payment of wages earned by his brother. Defendant admits the debt. The hon. court orders defendant to satisfy plaintiff’s demand.
Vol. I, Page 326-7, 29 Jan/8 Feb 1667
Evert Pels, Plaintiff vs. Jacob Barents Cool, Defendant
Plaintiff demands of defendant 15 sch. of wheat for Jan Verbeeck, by virtue of a power of attorney, and requests that the attachment levied at Albany by the court messenger there on Jan Cornelissen Smith for the amount of 10 sch. of wheat, may be declared valid. Defendant admits the debt, ans says that about four years ago he paid on it to Jacob Joosten four sch. of wheat as attorney for Jan Verbeeck, to be paid to Jan Verbeeck, and further says that he told Jan Cornelissen, before he went to Albany this winter, that he would pay 10 sch. of wheat on his account to Reydert Pietersen, and promises to pay the balance as soon as possible to Jan Verbeeck. Jan Cornelissen, having been cited on this account, and having been asked whether he agreed to pay 10 sch. of wheat to Reydert Pietersen on the account of Jacob Barents Cool, before he went to Albany, answers that he was not specially charged to pay Reydert Pietersen these 10 sch., but only that in a discourse he was told by Jacob Barents that he, Jacob Barents, owed Reydert Pietersen. The hon. court decides, whereas at Jan Cornelissen’s at Albany, 10 sch. of wheat have been attached by Jan Verbeeck, and defendant admits the debt, therefore said attachment is declared valid.
Vol. I, Page 327, 29 Jan/8 Feb 1667
Reydert Pietersen, Plaintiff vs. Jacob Barents Cool, Defendant
Plaintiff demands of defendant 25 sch. of wheat for sold and delivered merchandise, and further says that Jan Cornelissen was to deliver to him 10 sch. of wheat for defendant. Defendant admits the debt. The hon. court orders defendant to satisfy plaintiff’s demand, and whereas plaintiff has been negligent in accepting the 10 sch. of wheat of Jan Cornelissen, even before the attachment executed by Jan Verbeeck on the 10 sch. of wheat, therefore plaintiff is refused his claim of assignment by Jan Cornelissen for the 10 sch. of wheat.
Vol. I, Page 328-9, 29 Jan/8 Feb 1667
Marietje Simons, Plaintiff vs. Jannetie Pels, Defendant
Plaintiff demands of defendant 17 gldrs. for wages. Defendant answers and asks plaintiff how many days she worked for her. Plaintiff answers that she does not actually remember the days, and has off and on worked for her, and still demands the aforenamed amount of 17 gldrs. Defendant thereupon says, if plaintiff can prove the days of her labor, she is willing to satisfy her. The hon. court orders plaintiff to show at the next session how many days she worked for defendant, or else to affirm her demand under oath.
Vol. II, Page 573, 9 Sep 1665
At the sale of the effects of the late Mr. Gysbert Van Imbroch, surgeon, on the list of items bought:
…Jacob Barents Cool—three pressed women’s hoods…
Vol. II, Page 629-30, 11 Dec 1666
On this December 11, N. S., 1666, appeared before me, Mattheus Capito, Secretary of the village of Wildwyck, and the below-named witnesses Jacob Barentsen Cool, of the first part, and Jan Cornelissen Van Gottenborch, of the second part, who declare having contracted in the following manner: Jacob Barents Cool declares having sold and Jan Cornelissen Van Gottenborch having bought of the aforesaid seller a shed and the half of the lot belonging to the same, situated in the village of Wildwyck and bounding on the lot of Jan Jansen Van Amersfoort towards the east, and on the other half of the seller’s lot towards the west. For which shed and annexed half lot the grantee promises to pay the grantor the quantity of 25 sch. of winter wheat, whereof the grantee agrees to deliver immediately into the hands of the grantor four of the mentioned schepels.The balance of 21 schepels of wheat the grantee agrees by assignment of the grantor to deliver to his creditors at Wildwyck. The grantor promises to deliver the aforesaid shed and annexed lot to the aforesaid grantee and to convey the same free and unencumbered in the middle of March of the following year 1667, excepting the Lord’s rights, with which beforenamed contract the appearers are satisfied, under further promise of respectively sincerely complying with the same. To this end the bind their persons and estates as per law. On which account the appearers, besides Henderick Palingh and Jacob Jansen Van Etten as witnesses invited and requested for the purpose, have subscribed to the present with their own hand at Wildwyck on the day and in the year named before. (Signed) The mark IB of Jacob Barents Cool, Jan Cornelissen Van Godtenburg. (Signed) Henry Pawling, the mark of Jacob Jansen Van Etten. In my presence, (signed) Mattheus Capito, Secretary.
Source: Versteeg, Dingman, New York Historical Manuscripts: Dutch: Kingston Papers, 2 vols., Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1976.
Under the New Amsterdam Court Minutes for 1669, page 177:
"Jacob Barentsen Kool requests by petition, that as Jacob Daniels, at present porter at the Weigh house is about to depart in the ship ready to sail, he the petitr. May be admitted in his place as City labourer. On question it is apostilled: Petitioner's request is granted, provided he conduct himself vigilantly and industriously as he ought."
Under the Court Minutes for August the 4th, 1669, page 191:
"This day Jacob Barentsen Kool and Albert Leendertsen took at the hands of the Mayor the oath of fidelity as wine and beer carriers of this City."
Source: Court Minutes of New Amsterdam, from Fernow, Berthold (ed.), Records of New Amsterdam from 1653 to 1674 Anno Domini, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976.
 Jacob's baptismal record has not been found. He was born and baptized well before 1660, when baptismal records were first kept in New Amsterdam. The belief that he is the son of Barent Jacobsen Cool and Marritje Leenderts stems from the following facts:
1) Jacob's patronymic name is Barentsen, implying that his father was named Barent.
2) Jacob was using the same surname (Cool) as Barent. (This alone does not guarantee relationship, however.)
3) Traditionally, the first two sons were named after their grandfathers and the first two daughters after their
grandmothers. In Jacob's family, they are Symen and Barent, and Marritje and Claertie.
4) If Jacob was the firstborn son, he would have probably been named after a grandfather. Barent's father would have
been named Jacob, as implied from his patronym, Jacobsen.
5) Barent and Jacob were both porters in the Weigh-house at New Amsterdam and were both appointed as Beer and
Wine Carriers in the same city. Jacob was probably following in his father's footsteps.
 I am currently searching for the records for Sijmon Floriszen's family and will post them as soon as I can.
Meanwhile, it is known that Marritje was freed from her indenture by her brother-in-law, Evert Pels, and that Evert Pels was married to Jannetje Simons.
In Evert and Jannetje's marriage record, Jannetje was attended by her mother, Claertje. (See New York Gen. And Bio. Record, Vol. 118, No. 2 (Apr 1987), p. 75.) The patronym of Simons implies that their father was named Simon (Sijmon). (Notice that Marritje named one of her daughters Claertie and one of her sons Symen.)
I have heard that records have been found in Amsterdam for the baptism of a Jannetje, daughter of Sijmon Floriszen and Claertje Arents.
 No extant marriage record. Simon and Belitje had children baptized in Kingston (see baptisms for Helena (#642), Sara (#828), Simon (#957), Margriet (#1112), Johannes (#1341), and twins, Isaac & Rebecca (#1494)).
 No extant marriage record. Barent and Margriet had children baptized in New York City: Jacob (1697), Hendrick (1699), and Maria (1702).
 Name of the Manor, in Kingston, granted to Thomas Chambers.
 Esopus was originally a general name for the large and indefinite tract of country in which Wiltwyck, now Kingston, is situated. The name was subsequently applied, in a popular way, to Kingston itself.
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