Many people have assisted me and provided information. I'll gradually add to the list below. Thanks go to the following for the assistance in my research:

Tikwis Begbie
For providing extracts from her British Guiana research, and for her hospitality
Geert Kamphuis
For providing numerous translations into English, and for sharing his research on the Van Cooten family around Utrecht
Merle and Graham Van Cooten
For transcribing the John Smith diary
Klaasjan Visscher
For providing discovering the evidence as to which Hendrik Van Cooten ended up in the Demerara colony, and for sharing his research
John Wilmer
For the amazing job on transcribing the Guyana Colonial Newspapers and the snippets of Van Cooten information that these have revealed