Eliakim Wardell (1634 - c.1710) MP

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Nicknames: "Wardwell"
Birthplace: Boston, Suffolk , Massachusetts
Death: Died in Burlington, Monmouth, New Jersey
Occupation: High Sheriff-Monmouth County, East Jersey
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About Eliakim Wardell

Eliakim Wardell was an early settler of Monmouth County, New Jersey, and served as that county's first sheriff.[1]

Wardell was appointed sheriff on May 31, 1683 by Deputy Governor Thomas Rudyard pursuant to "An Act to Appoint Sheriffs",[2] approved by the Legislature of East New Jersey on March 1, 1682. Two others had previously been appointed but each had declined the position.

The legislation provided for a term of one year; Wardell was succeeded in office by Robert Hamilton.

Family

Married

  1. Lydia Perkins, daughter of Isaac Perkins & Susanna Wise

Children

  1. Solomon WARDELL, d. date unknown.
  2. Eliakim WARDELL, d. 1739.
  3. William WARDELL, d. date unknown.
  4. +Joseph WARDELL, b. October 29, 1660, Shrewbury, New Jersey, d. May 30, 1735.
  5. Elizabeth WARDELL, b. 1667, Shrewbury, New Jersey, d. date unknown.

Notes

Thomas Wardell, the father of Eliakim, came to this country and was made a free man at Boston in 1634.


"Eliakim Wardell with wife Lydia were one of the original settlers of land in Monmouth in 1667." The quote is from Salter's History of Monmouth & Ocean Counties, New Jersey, 974.9.

Alternate death date: 1692

Sources

  1. History, Genealogical and Biographical, of the Eaton Families  (Google eBook)nC. W. Bardeen, 1911 - 782 pages. Page 600

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Eliakim Wardell's Timeline

1634
November 23, 1634
Boston, Suffolk , Massachusetts
1659
October 17, 1659
Age 24
Ipswich,Essex,MA
1660
October 29, 1660
Age 25
Hampton, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
1664
May 23, 1664
Age 29
Hampton, NH
1664
Age 29
Shrewsbury, NJ, USA
1666
1666
Age 31
Shrewsbury, NJ
1667
1667
Age 32
Shrewsbury, NJ, USA
1668
1668
Age 33
Shrewsbury, NJ, USA
1670
1670
Age 35
Shrewsbury Township, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States
1672
1672
Age 37
Shrewsbury, NJ, USA