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  • ID: I16345
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1611 in Stockholm, Sweden 3 2
  • Birth: 1611 in Sweden
  • Death: 5 JUN 1665 in Long Island, New York 4 2 of Murdered
  • Note:
    Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Record
    about Barent Jansen Blom
    Name: Barent Jansen Blom
    Year: 1641
    Place: New York, New York
    Source Publication Code: 1898
    Primary Immigrant: Blom, Barent Jansen
    Annotation: Biographical pieces on Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish immigran ts who settled in New York.
    Source Bibliography: EVJEN, JOHN O. Scandinavian Immigrants in New York, 1 630-1674. With Appendices on Scandinavians in Mexico and South America, 15 32-1640; Scandinavians in Canada, 1619-1620; Some Scandinavians in New Yor k, in the Eighteenth Century; German Immigrants in New York, 1630-1674. Mi nneapolis: K.C. Holter Publishing Co., 1916. 438p. Reprinted by Genealogic al Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1972. Repr. 1983.
    Page: 321

    Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Record
    about Barent Jansen Blom
    Name: Barent Jansen Blom
    Year: 1665
    Place: New York, New York
    Source Publication Code: 505.40
    Primary Immigrant: Blom, Barent Jansen
    Annotation: Date and port of arrival or date and place of oath of allegian ce. Other genealogical and historical information are also provided.
    Source Bibliography: BERGEN, TEUNIS G. Register, in Alphabetical Orde r, of the Early Settlers of Kings County, Long Island, New York, from i ts First Settlement by Europeans to 1700; With Contributions to Their Biog raphies and Genealogies, Compiled from Various Sources. Baltimore, MD: Cle arfield Co., Inc., 1997. 452p.
    Page: 37

    Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Record
    about Jan Barentse Blom
    Name: Jan Barentse Blom
    Year: 1687
    Place: New York
    Source Publication Code: 1137.50
    Primary Immigrant: Blom, Jan Barentse
    Annotation: Date and place of arrival, date and place of naturalization, d ate and place of church confirmation, date and place of mention on the N ew World. Compiled from city and church records, tombstone inscriptions, a nd books of wills. Name of parents, place of or
    Source Bibliography: CHAMBERS, THEODORE FREYLINGHUYSEN. The Early Germa ns of New Jersey, Their History, Churches and Genealogies. Dover, NJ: Theo dore Frelinghuysen Chambers, 1895. Reprinted for Clearfield Co. by Genealo gical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1999, 2000.
    Page: 267
    Immigration Library
    Scandinavian Immigrants in New York 1630?1674
    Part III: Swedish Immigrants in New York 1630?1674Note: The early recor ds of New Netherland probably present less difficulties for tracing Swedi sh names than the Danish or Norwegian. In the preface we have mentioned J an Swaen, whom a Scandinavian would take to be Swedish, as a negr o. He is sometimes called Swaen Janse. According to Bergen's "Early Settle rs of Kings County," he came from Luane, to this country in 1654. When Cor nelius B. Harvey's "Genealogical History of Hudson and Bergen Counties, N ew Jersey," states that Jan Swaen was a Swede, this depends on reading "St ockholm" for "Stockera" (?). In the church register of New Amsterda m, it is stated that Jan Swaen was "van Stockem in landt van Luyck" (?Lie ge or Luttich). This was another person. Eldert Engelbertszen, who in 16 56 married Sara Walker, of Boston, is mentioned by Riker as a Swede. He ca me, however, from Eland in East Friesland.* [Norway]

    Barent Jansen
    II. Unclassified Names
    Jan Volkarsen Oly
    page 321
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    Barent Jansen, or Barent Jansen Blom, from Sweden, was one of the early se ttlers in New Netherland. He was born in 1611 in Stockholm, and not, as Ri ker says, at Ockholm (in Schleswig). The marriage record of the Dutch chur ch in New Amsterdam states that both he and his wife, Styntie Pieters, wh om he married September 15, 1641, were from Stockholm.769
    He was for some time overseer of Van Twiller's farm on Ward's Island. He w as known as "Groot Barent," the Barent of huge proportions. He remov ed to Brooklyn in 1652, after van Twiller was discharged by the governmen t.
    Calendar of Manuscripts, I., p. 100.

    On January 23, 1652, Barent bought of Peter Linde twenty morgens of la nd on the shores of Long Island, between the lands of Andries Hudde and Cl aes Jansen Ruyter,770 near the Wallabout, where he lived till he died.
    J. Riker, Harlem, Its Origin and Early Annals, p. 127.

    Two islands were named after him, Great Barent's Island, and a smaller adj acent one, Little Barent's Island.771

    Barent Jansen died June 5, 1665, from a stab wound in the side given by Al bert Cornelis Wantenaer, and at once fatal. Riker says that as Albert s et up the plea of self-defense, the Court of Assize, at his trial, Octob er 2, convicted him only of manslaughter. He was "then and there bur nt in the hand according to law"; the further penalties, which were the lo ss of his property and a year's imprisonment, being remitted by the govern ment.

    By his wife, Barent had two sons, Jan, born 1644 and Claes (Nicolaes), bo rn 1650; likewise two daughters, Engeltje, born 1652, and Tutie, born 165 4.
    Engeltje was married to Adam Vrooman, of Schenectady. Tutie was marri ed to Lembert Jansen Van Dyck.

    [p.322] Jan, surnamed Barentsen Blom, became a farmer at Flatbush. He marr ied Mary, a daughter of Simon Hansen.
    Ibid., p. 128.

    Claes married, 1685, Elizabeth, daughter of Paulus Dircksen and widow of P aulus Michielse Van der Vort.772

    Regarding the wife of Barent Jansen, we can add only this: On March 11, 16 46, she was sponsor at the baptism of Annetje, daughter of Jochem Kalde r. (See article Jochem Kalder. Part I.)
    The Records of New Amsterdam, 1653?1674, I., pp. 196, 251.


    Father: JAN BLOM b: ABT 1585 in Stockholm, Sweden

    Marriage 1 STYNTIE PIETERS b: 15 SEP 1615 in Stockholm, Sweden
    • Married: 15 SEP 1641 in New York
    1. Has Children Jan Barentse Blom b: 1644 in New York
    2. Has No Children Nicolaes Blom b: 1646 in New York
    3. Has Children TRYNTIE BLOM b: 22 NOV 1647 in New York c: 18 AUG 1658 in Bronx, New York, New York
    4. Has No Children Nicolaes Barentse Blom b: 1650 in New Amsterdam, NY
    5. Has Children Engeltie Blom b: BEF 12 MAY 1652 in New Amsterdam, New York
    6. Has No Children Tytie Blom b: 1654 in New York

    1. Title: The Vrooman Family in America by Grace Vrooman Wickersham and Ernest Bernard Comstock
      Author: by Grace Vrooman Wickersham and Ernest Bernard Comstock
      Media: Book
      Page: 14
    2. Title: Blom.FTW
      Media: Other
      Text: Date of Import: May 29, 2006
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