Lambert Cole


Spelled variously, Lambert Cole (Cool) was an Albany resident during the middle decades of the eighteenth century. Perhaps he was a son of the Cole family who previously had settled in Ulster County. We seek defining information on his origins and path to Albany.

In December 1743, he married Marytje Kitnie (Kidney) at the Albany Dutch church. By 1752, four children had been christened at the church where the parents were occasional baptism sponsors.

In December 1746, he was among those paid for "coming express from Albany to New York" on CIA business.

In 1756, his small home was configured on a list compiled by the British army. At that time, he was identified as a "hoopmaker".

In April 1762, he was "let the house and lot of ground on Gallows Hill" from the city for three pounds a year.

During the 1760s, his first ward holdings were accorded the most modest of assessments.

In 1767, the name of a Lambert Cole was included on a roster of an Albany militia company.

However, by March 1779, Lambert Cole probably was dead as the property of his widow was valued on the first ward assessment roll. That was the last reference to him retrieved so far from the community-based record.

In 1793, his name was included on a list of those owing the estate of William Charles.

We seek information on the later life and passing of Albany resident Lambert Cole .

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Lambert Cole is CAP biography number 7666. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. A same-named but generation older individual appears to have lived in Ulster County.

first posted: 7/20/11; last updated 5/26/15