Barent Bradt


Barent Bradt was born in May 1687. He was the son of Anthony and Willempie Teunis Bradt. His father was an affluent processor and businessman with family connections throughout the Albany area.

In December 1714, he married thirty-one-year-old Maria Ryckman at the Albany Dutch church. That marriage produced two children before her untimely death. In August 1730, he married Elizabeth Marselis. Their child was born in 1731. He was the long-time sexton of the Dutch church and an active member of the congregation.

He was a bookeeper and Albany-based business officer (including his father's old position as Albany treasurer - first in 1722) during the first half of the eighteenth century. His name appeared on several freeholder lists, he belonged to Albany militia companies, and he was elected assistant alderman beginning in 1721. His third ward home was an Albany landmark.

In August 1765, he signed a deposition testifiying that he was about 78 years old and that he had held the office of church clerk for the past thirty-six years. Barent Bradt died sometime after 1765.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Barent Bradt is CAP biography number 4212. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 11/25/05