Cool, Kool, de Witt By Vicky 2010 email@example.com
Marretje Cool 1665-1728 born in Kingston, New York died in Pt. Jervis, New York m. Johannes Jurian Westfall in 1682/3 Kingston, New York. My 8th great grandparents.
Jacob Barentsen Kool 1638-1719 Marritje Simons Schepmoes. My 9th great grandparents.
Barent Jacobsen Kool 1610-1684 My 10th great grandparents. Marretje Leende De Grauw
Jacob Arentsen Kool 1580-1634 Aeltje DircksMy 11th great-grandparents.
Adriaen Jacobsz Kool 1556-1598 Margaretha Van RosendaalMy 12th great-grandparents.
Jacob Adriaensz Kool 1532-1596 Petronella Pietersz de WittMy 13th great grandparents.
Pieter de Witt 1507- Petronella AdriaansMy 14th great grandparents.
Kornelis de Witt 1485-1537 Beatrix van Slingeland My 15th great grandparents.
Witt de Witt Maria BoemMy 16th great grandparents.
Jan de Witt Maria TakMy 17th great grandparents.
Witte de Witte Beatrix Van stoene (steen)My 18th great grandparents.
Jan de Witte, before 1367My 19th great grandfather.
Goord, the Witte, before 1326 My 20th great grandfather.
Gerard Witte, before 1314My 21st great grandfather.
Jan, the Witte, before 1295My 22nd great grandfather. ( John DeWitt, the"Grand Pentionary," was one of the most distinguished men in the Netherlands.) BOOK: “History of the administration of John De Witt, grand pensionary of Holland ...By James Geddes, Johan de Witt
This is how we are related to Johannes and Cornelius de Witt, the two brothers who were executed.Sons of Kornelis de Witt 1485-1537and Beatrix van Slingeland My 15th great grandparents. We descend from their son Pieter de Witt who married Petronella Adriaans.
Johannes and Cornelius de Witt (executed) Jacob de Witt, their father Kornelis de Witt, their grandfather Frans de Witt, their great grandfather (Brother of our Pieter de Witt) Kornelis and Beatrix, their 2nd great grandparents.
____________________________________________________________ Many marriages took place with members of timber families like De Witt , van Haarlem, Rees and De Vries. These families were among the most important in Dordrecht, Holland, economical and political power being in the same hands. The independent Republic of the Netherlands started in Dordrecht (end 16th century). The whole leadership became Protestant in 1572. This town had been booming and was anxious to defend its economic position. All the coins of Holland (the most important province of the Netherlands) were struck here and they had the monopoly for selling timber, which was transported from France and especially from Germany, over the river Rhine, with enormous rafts. Note: I read that de Vries is a Dutch Jewish name. I believe the de Witt’s were also Crypto Jews. This is not documented. It is my belief. I found this: W.W. 2 list of 600 Jews expelled from Friesland. They were murdered. On this list I found 26 de Vries, 2 de Wit‘s, 3 Godschalk‘s, 1 Beekman. Johannes de Witt above was close friends with Baruch Spinoza who was Jewish. ____________________________________________________________ This de Witt was the progenitor of the North America de Witt’s He emigrated here from some say N. Germany in the 1600’s. .I read that Tjerck was the 3rd cousin to Jacob de Witt father of the two brothers above. Tjerck was a Lutheran. Tjerck Claussen de Witt 1619-1620 Barbara Andriessen.