was also known as Cosyn Gerritsen Van Putten. Cozyn Gerritsen was born circa 1607 at Joppe, Gelderland, Netherlands. He immigrated before 18 June 1639 to New Netherlands. He married Vroutje Gerrits
. On 28 March 1640 Power of attorney from Cosyn Gerritsen from Putten to
his brother Aert Gerritsen to collect a legacy from his aunt Susanna. Before
me, Cornelis van Tienhoven, secretary of New Netherland for the General
Chartered West India Company, appeared Cosyn Gerritsen from Putten, known to me, the secretary, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses appoints and empowers as he does hereby, his brother Aert Gerritsen to collect in his name from the appointed administrators of the estate left by his aunt Susanna, in her lifetime residing at Hoorn, the sum of one hundred Carolus guilders Holland currency, belonging to him, the principal, as a legacy bequeathed by his aforesaid aunt for the behoof of the said Cosyn Gerritsen; the principal holding valid whatever shall be transacted herein by his aforesaid brother Aert Gerritsen, who is empowered to give receipt, [to institute legal proceedings] and to prosecute the case to the end, either as plaintiff or defendant, and further to dispose of the matter as circumstances may require. Done in Fort Amsterdam in New Netherland, this 28th of March 1640.This is the X mark of Cosyn Gerritsen from Putten.
On 12 August 1649 Power of attorney from Cosyn Gerritsen to Sibout Claessen to collect a legacy from Susanna Elefersen, deceased. This day, date underwritten, at the office of the secretary of New Netherland and in his absence before his clerk, appeared the worthy Cosyn Gerritsz from Putte, who in the presence of the undersigned witnesses declared that he appointed and empowered, as he hereby does appoint and empower, Sybolt Claesz, to demand, collect and receive in his, the principalâ€™s name from the executors of the late Susanna Elefersz, in her lifetime residing at Hoorn, the sum of one hundred
Carolus guilders due to him, Cosyn Gerritsz, by inheritance, bequeathed to him by Susanna, deceased, as appears by the accompanying letter written to him. On receipt of the said sum by the above named Sybolt Clasz, or his substitute, he shall have power to execute for it a discharge in due form, which shall be valid, he, the principal, promising to hold and cause to be held valid whatever shall be done and performed in the matter aforesaid by the aforesaid attorney or his substitute, who in all things are to act as the case may require. In witness whereof this is signed by the principal and witnesses, this 12th of August 1649, in New Amsterdam. This is the X mark of Cosyn Gerritsz, made by himself.