Jan BARENTSEN (Post) (1620 – 1669) was Alex’s 11th Grandfather; one of 4,096 in this generation of the Shaw line.
Jan Barentsen was born 1620 in Netherlands. His father was Barent JANSEN. He married Nieltje Von BREUCKELEN in Netherlands. Jan died 1669 in Poestenkill, Rensselaer, NY
Nieltje Von Breuckelen was born Abt. 1624 in Harlingen, Friesland, Netherlands. Nielty Von Brenckelen’s surname means simply, “of Brooklyn.” Nieltje died in 1665 in New York.
Children of Jan and Nieltje:
|1.||Jan Jansen POSTMAEL||1655 in Harlingen, Harlingen, Friesland, Netherlands||Jannetje LOZIER
1675 Haarlem, New Amsterdam.
|1693 Kingston, NY.|
Jan Barentsen was a Carpenter in New Netherlands and frequently had to sue his customers in the Court of Burgomasters and Schepens to receive his pay, which was variously in the form of beavers, wampum, peas, wheat and brandy.
23 Oct 1656 – For example, Jan Barentsen sued Smeeman for the sum of fl. 65.10. Smeeman acknowledged the debt and offered to pay, but said that Barentsen had “arrested his pease in the straw and therefore cannot thrash them to make money and pay the defendant.” The court decided, after having heard both parties, that Smeeman should have “eight days from this date” to pay the defendant. But the “arrest” was declared invalid “as the defendant is a burgher here.
Scandinavian immigrants in New York, 1630-1674, John O. (John Oluf) Evjen.