Shirley, Greetings from another Myaard. I suspect our Barendse (Berends) lines may intersect, however, was unable to find common ground based on your response to Walter. My earliest records include following:
Hendrik Berends who, on 15 May 1760 married Hendrikjen tu Poorten, born 07 Nov. 1737. Any link with your clan? Please let me know either via BBS or directly. PS Was Tena Beyer your mother?