Barrentje Spoor Barret
In 1718, her husband was making arrangements to purchase a lot in Albany. He was dead by March 1719 when Barentje was called a widow and was granted the lot against Gallows Hill at what became the western corner of South Pearl and Hudson Streets.
In 1756, the house of "Mrs. Barret" was configured on a census of Albany householders. Her occupation was given as baker and her house was described as small but roomy enough for up to eight soldiers "in a pinch."
Barrentje Spoor Barret lived until 1760 and was buried from her church in September. In 1767, four lots behind her house and lots were going to be sold. Her grandson, cooper Thomas Barret, was a long time Albany resident.
Sources: The life of Barrentje Spoor Barret is CAP biography number 6525. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 2/10/07