Barent JANSEN (Post) (1594 – 1647) was Alex’s 12th Grandfather; one of 8,192 in this generation of the Shaw line.
Barent Jansen was born About 1594 in the Netherland. He married [__?__]. Barent died 1647 in New Amsterdam, New Netherlands.
Children of Jan and Nieltje:
|1.||Jan BARENTSEN (Post)||1620
|Nieltje Von BREUCKELEN
Poestenkill, Rensselaer, NY
Barent Jansen was “one of the earlier colonists, but hardly anything in relation to him can be gleaned from the records. His very patent or ground-brief for” his “land cannot be found, and its existence is only learned by allusions to it in other instruments. It was a parcel of about thirty-seven English feet frontage upon Hoogh Street, and it extended back to the Slyck Steegh. Upon its western side it would appear that Barent Jansen must have built a small house at an early date.”
“Barent Jansen must have died before the spring of 1647, for in March of that year a grant which had been made of him, of fifty morgens, or about one hundred acres of land on the west side of the Hudson River, but for which he had never received his ground-brief, was vested, by the Director and Council in Claes Carsensen,” who was “intimately connected with Jansen in some way — probably by marriage”.
As to the house upon the westerly side of the plot, supposed to have been built by Barent Jansen, it appears in 1662 as then in the joint occupation and tenure of Claes Carstensen and of Jan Barentsen Kunst, probably the young sone of Barent Jansen.”
— Innes, J.H., New Amsterdam and Its People, (1902) Reprint: (Port Washington, NY, Ira J. Friedman, Inc., 1969)
Between 1643 and 1647, Barent Jansen signed a “Resolution adopted by the Commonality of the Manhattans,” which waived the right to elect representatives and gave that power to the Director-General and Council, reserving the right of the people to reject any unacceptable appointees.