|Also Known As:||"Barron Rosaluld Waldron", "Resolved Waldron", "Resolveert William Waldron"|
|Birthplace:||Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands|
|Death:||Died in Horn's Hook, New Harlem, Manhattan, New York, America|
Son of John "Johannes" Resolvaert Waldron, II and Maritje (Maria) Waldron
|Occupation:||Book printer, RESOLVED CAM WITH PETER STUYVESANT AND SETTLED NEW AMSTERDAM IN THE AREA NOW KNOWN AS WALL STREET IN NYC, under schout|
|Managed by:||Ante Raic|
About Resolved Waldron
- Resolved Waldron
- Birth: May 10, 1610 Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
- Death: May 17, 1690 New York, USA
- Married Rebecca Hendricks on 20 Aug 1645 in Diemen, suburb of Amsterdam. She died in 1653.
- Married Tanneke Nagel on 10 May 1654.
- He and Tanneke Nagel are my 9th great-grandparents through their son Barent Waldron.
- In 1686, Resolved was a patantee of Haarlem, New York.
- Inventory for his estate said he died on or before 17 May 1690.
- I'm told he's buried in the Dutch cemetery in Harlem (which was 125th St) in Manhattan. The site of Church and graveyard is currently a bus depot and before that there were tenements on the site.
- NOTE: All the interments for the Dutch Reformed Church Cemetery of Harlem, New York were moved to Woodlawn Cemetery, 501 East 233rd Street, Bronx County, Bronx, NY. The move was done in 1875. Please see the New York Historical Society for more information.
- Disinterments from the Vaults and Churchyard of the Dutch Reformed Church of Harlem, 1869-1875
- Prompted by New York City's northward growth, the Consistory of the Dutch Reformed Church of Harlem purchased a plot in Woodlawn Cemetery in 1869. The remains interred in its old cemetery in First Avenue between 124th and 125th Streets, and also those in the churchyard on Third Avenue and 121st Street, were removed to the plot in Woodlawn; the transfer was completed in 1875. A manuscript file containing documentation relevant to this process has been digitized and made available in the elibrary of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record.
- This source - My Inwood, http://myinwood.net/the-old-nagle-cemetery/ - also provides information. (Found by Debbie)
- Sources: Origin and Ancestry of Joseph and Resolved Waldron, New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, vol. 126, No. 1, p. 24 and Harlem Register by Riker
- Family links:
- Johannes Waldron (1665 - 1753)*
- Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, Bronx County, New York, USA
- Find A Grave Memorial# 81910765
- From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Waldron&GSfn=Resolved&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=81910765&df=all&
- Revised history of Harlem (city of New York). Its origin and early annals, prefaced by home scenes in the fatherlands; or, notices of its founders before emigration. Also, sketches of numerous families and the recovered history of the land-titles .. (1904)
- Pg. 94
- Joseph and Resolved Waldron, sons of Resolved Waldron, of Amsterdam, were book printers. The family was English; the name, of repute in England from the time of the Conqueror, had spread through nearly all its southern tier of counties. But born and raised at Amsterdam, these brothers had acquired all the characteristics of Hollanders, having also married Dutch wives, the sisters Aeltie and Rebecca Hendricks, whose father, Hendrick Koch, was a respectable Amsterdam burgher. It is stated on pretty good authority that Resolved had made the voyage to Brazil, but of this we will not speak further here. Having the misfortune to lose his wife, he married again, on May 10th, 1654, a lady of thirty years, living near the West India House, Tanneke Nagel, daughter of Barent Nagel, deceased, of Groningen. Resolved was living at this time in the Teerketels-steeg, a short street just north of, the Dam; but the same year sailed with his family for America. His brother, Joseph Waldron, had preceded him to this country by two years, according to his son's reckoning. He also was accompanied by a second wife, Annetie Daniels, but twenty-five when he married her, at Amsterdam, April 4, 1649, she and Resolved's wife being of the same age.
- Glaude Delamater, or Le Maistre, as he was then called, married first, Jeanne De Lannoy, and second Hester Du Bois, April 24, 1652, had six children and died about 1683. .... etc.
- GLAUDE, BY SECOND WIFE, HAD ISSUE:
- 2. Jan, born in 1653, baptized March 9, 1653, married Ruth, daughter of Resolved Waldron, August 11, 1678, had nine children, and died 1702.
- 3. .... etc.
- Pg. 691
- Resolved Waldron, born May 10, 1610, the most noted, as he was one of the most intelligent, of the Harlem settlers, needed not the titular dignity of baron, which some of poetic humor claim for him; yet might he well have graced the title. As we have seen, he had been in the printing business at Amsterdam, and
- Pg. 692
- emigrated with his family to Nw Netherland late in 1654. Received with his brother, Joseph, and their wives, to the fellowship of the church at New Amsterdam, the first care was to secure a home, ....
- Joseph Waldron, "living near the hoeck of Passenger Street," in Amsterdam, and on the eve of his second marriage, appeared before the orphan master, May 12, 1649, according to custom, and gave bonds for the maintenance of his two children by his late wife, Aeltie Hendricks; as "the children by the former marriage had no property." One of these perhaps was left at Amsterdam with its grandmother, Maria Goverts, since it is not named in our records here, and Waldron was wont to order part of his salary to be paid his said mother. The last time noticed was on August 30, 1661, being two months' wages, 48 florins. He was butler to the garrison, and had charge of the magazine of the company. Waldron died in 1663. Just before his end, sending for a notary to draw up his will, he said "there would be nothing left, of his widow, who intended to leave for the Fatherland." Upon these representations and it appearing that there were "six minor children, two of whom are of a former marriage." the orphan's court of New Amsterdame, December 10, 1663, at the desire of the widow Annetie Daniels, appointed Resolved Waldron, "her husband's brother," and Hendrick Jensen Vander Vin, "who is her oldest and most intimate friend," as gardians of her surviving children. It is uncertain whether she visited Holland, as she was married here, in 1668 to Harman Smeeman, and again, in 1682, to Coenraet Ten Eyck. Joseph Waldron's children known to us were Sarah, Daniel, Mary, Anna, Deborah and John. Deborah died in infancy, and John, when not quite 8 years old was accidentally killed in his step-father's mill, January 23, 1669. Sarah, born about 1646, at Amsterdam, married, in 1662, Jan Gerritsen Van Voorst, and in 1666 Laurens Jansen Colevelt, by whom she had children whose descendants are yet found. Mary, born 1652, married Hendrick Gerritsen Blauvelt (see page 363), and Anna, born 1657, married John Delamontagne. To her son Daniel and son-in-law Delamontagne, Annetie Daniels, then for the third time a widow, conveyed some city property, May 10, 1688. She was afterward allowed pay by government "for tending sick soldiers." Daniel Waldron, born 1650, at Amsterdam, married, in 1673, Sarah Rutgers, daughter of Rutger Willemsen. ....
- Pg. 694
- Resolved Waldron (1), born May 10, 1610, married first, Rebecca Hendricks, before 1647, had three children. He married second, Tanneke Nagel, May 10, 1654, had five children, and died in 1690. He had issue by first wife :
- 2. William, born at Amsterdam, Holland, February 10, 1647, married Engeltie Stoutenburg, February 10, 1671, had seven children.
- 3. Rebecca, born at Amsterdam, in 1649, married first, John Nagel, August 27, 1670, had ten children, and second, John Dyckman, May 15, 1690, had two children.
- 4. Aeltie. born at Amsterdam, in 1651, married Captain Johannes Vermilye, August 27, 1670, had ten children.
- RESOLVED (1) HAD ISSUE BY SECOND WIFE:
- 5. Barent, born at New Amsterdam, in 1655, married Jannetie Meynderts, September 25, 1687, had six children.
- 6. Ruth, baptized May 10, 1657, married first, John Delamater, August 11, 1678, had nine children. She married second, Hendrick Bogert, September 15, 1703.
- 7. Cornelia, baptized February 30, 1659, married Peter Van Oblienis, June 8, 1685.
- 8. Johannes, born at Harlem, September 12, 1665, married Anna Van Dalsen, April 25, 1690. had seven children, and died m 1753.
- 9. Samuel, born at Harlem, April 10, 1670, married Neeltie Bloodgood, March 5, 1692, had ten children, and died in 1737.
- William Waldron (2), (son of Resolved), .... etc.
- Resolved Waldron's descendants : Vanderpoel branch ; descendants in the Vanderpoel branch of Resolved Waldron, who came from Holland to New Amsterdam in 1650 (1910)
- .... etc.
- We find that Johannes Waldron was born at Haarlem in 1579. His parents were people of means and position, but had suffered loss owing to the disastrous siege of Haarlem and its capture by the Spanish in 1573.
- The grandchildren of Johannes Waldron are given in genealogical table on another page.
- Resolvert Waldron was born in 1616 during the truce between Spain and Holland, and the child was named Resolved, or Resolvert, as an indication of the steadfastness of the parental devotion to the cause of liberty and religion.
- In 1650 Resolvert emigrated to America, sailing on the ship Princess, from the Texel for New Amsterdam. His history and his prominence in the Colony are fully brought out in the historical extracts found in the Waldron Ancestry, and also in Riker's History of Harlem.
- Resolvert Waldron married in Amsterdam Rebecca Koch, daughter of Hendricks Koch. After her death, which occurred soon after reaching America, he married Tanneke Nagel. He received a patent or grant of land on the east end of Manhattan Island, called New Harlem, and here his grandson Johannes built a mansion with bricks imported from Holland, and named it Waldron Hall, Horne Hook. (See Illustration.)
- Resolvert died in 1690, and devised his large estate to his fourth son, Samuel.
- Extract from the New Harlem Register. .... etc.
- .... His second wife was the daughter of Barent Nagel of Groningen.
- Of Resolved WaIdron's four daughters:
- Altie marrled Johannes Vermilye.
- Rebecca married first Jan Nagel and afterwards Jan Dyckman.
- Ruth married first Jan Delamater and afterwards Hendrick Bogert.
- Cornelia married Peter Oblinus, and their brother, Johannes, married Anna Von Dolsen.
- These marriages resulted in the binding by ties of close kinship the seven families of Waldron, Nagel, Dyckman, Vermilye, Oblinus, Delamater, Bogert.
- The following is a summary of the estimated number (including main line and branches) descended from Resolved Waldron, one of the twenty-three Harlem Patentees.
- .... etc.
- FIRST GENERATION.
- Grandchildren of Johannes Waldron.
- William, born 1611; Resolveert, born 1616;
- Cornelia, born 1612; Antje, born 1621;
- Joseph, born 1614; Joris, born 1623.
- SECOND GENERATION.
- Resolveert or Resolved Waldron, born May 10, 1616; married, first, Rebecca Hendricks, before 1647, had three children. He married, second, Tanneke Nagel, May 10th, 1654, had five children, and died in 1690. He had issue by first wife:
- 1. William, born at Amsterdam, Holland, February 10, 1647, married Engeltie Stoutenberg, February 10, 1671; had seven children.
- 2. Rebecca, born at Amsterdam, in 1649, married, first, John Nagel, August 27, 1670, had ten children; and, second, John Dyckman, May 15, 1690, had two children.
- 3. Aeltie, born at Amsterdam, in 1651 ; married Captain Johannes Vermilye, August 27th, 1670; had ten children.
- Issue by Second Wife.
- 4. Barent, born at New Amsterdam, in 1655, married Jannetie Meynderts, September 25, 1687; had six children.
- 5. Ruth, baptized May 10, 1657, married, first, John Delamater, August 11, 1678; had nine children. She married, second, Hendrick Bogert, September 15, 1703.
- 6. Cornelia, baptized February, 1659, married Peter Van Oblienis, June 8, 1685.
- 7. Johannes, born at Harlem, September 12, 1665, married Anna Von Dolsen, April 25, 1690; had seven children, and died in 1753.
- 8. Samuel, born at Harlem, April 10, 1670, married Neeltie Bloodgood, March 5, 1692; had ten children, and died in 1737.
- Samuel Waldron (son of Resolved), purchased the paternal farm upon Van Keulen's Hook, November 25, 1690. He married Neeltie, daughter of Francis Bloodgood, of Flushing, March 5, 1692. .... etc.
- Waldron died in 1737, his lands, now rated 156 acres, passing to his son Johannes, and from him in 1741, to his brother William, who the year following conveyed part of the farm (17 acres, say the Hopper Place) to his brother Benjamin, and the lot on Montanye's Flat, with lot No. 12, Fourth Division, and four acres of the ten-acre lot aforesaid to his brother Peter.
- Genealogy of Frederick H. Waldron from the time of the settlement of New Amsterdam (New York) through the Waldrons, Whitneys and Riggses
- .... The first of whom we have record is Baron Resolved Waldron, son of Count Johannas VonWaldron, who was born in 1610, in Amsterdam, Holland. He was well educated in Latin, French and English. He was an extensive traveler in Europe and South America, spent some time in Brazil and returning to his native land, Holland, in 1645, married Rebecca Hendryx in 1647. She died 165-. He afterward became acquainted with Lady Tanneka Neigle, daughter of Baron Von Neigle, and was married to her May 10, 1654. Resolved Waldron joined the staff of Governor Peter Stuyvesant in May, 1647, and continued to serve the Dutch government during Stuyvesant's administration until James, Duke of York, sent four ships of war during time of peace in 1664 and robbed the Dutch of all their possessions in America.
- Resolved Waldron acted as ambassador to all the petty English courts in New England, Virginia and Baltimore. He with two others obtained the first grant from Stuyvesant for New Harlem in 1654, of that portion of Manhattan Island lying between 82d and 109th Streets, extending from North River to East River. He established the first ferry and erected the first Dutch church in that town. He also built himself a stone mansion on East River (called by the Dutch "Helengate," or "roaring water"). The Indian name was "Sevandican," or "mad water." The Indian name for the land or bowery was "Rachewanas," or "crooked land." This bowery or plantation was about a mile along the water. Here Waldron lived a number of years until his sons grew up and married and then, while chief magistrate, he removed to Kingsbridge.
- The old Waldron stone mansion at Horn Hook (88th Street, north side, a little east of Avenue A) was erected in 1660 and was kept in good repair until 1870, when it was destroyed by fire — 210 years old.
- Resolved Waldron departed this life about 1706, about ninety- six years of age, and was buried in "God's acre" beside the little church on the banks of the Harlem River.
- From the "History of Harlem" by Riker we extract the following, .... etc.
- .... He died in 1690, his inventory taken that year (May 17) embracing "lands, slaves, farm stock, etc., three lots of land lying upon VanKenlen's Hook, with one lot of land lying upon Jochem Pietus and a house with its lot comprising buildings and plantation as it is situated and lying at this village, as also a piece of meadow lying in Round meadow." He left issue as follows : by Rebecca —
- *WILLIAM, born 1647 ; married Engeltie Stoutenburg.
- REBECCA, born 1649; married John Nagle.
- AELTIE, born 1651 ; married Captain Johannas Vermilye.
- Issue by Tanneka :
- BARNET, born 1655.
- RUTH, born 1657 ; married John Dalamater.
- CORNELIA, born 1659; married Peter Von Obliens.
- JOHANNAS, born 1665.
- SAMUEL, born 1670.
- *WILLIAM WALDRON, the eldest son of the Baron, was born in old Amsterdam, Holland, February 1, 1647, and was brought to New Amsterdam (now New York City) in his nurse's arms when three months old. He became a cooper and was made viewer of pipe staves June 7, 1676.
- .... etc.
- He married Engeltie, daughter of Peter Stoutenburg, burgo-master and city treasurer of New Amsterdam, February 10, 1671. They left issue as follows:
- .... etc.
Resolved received a grant of a large tract of land on both sides of the Harlem River in New York. A suit was brought in about 1903 by the descendants in 26 States of the Union of
Baron Waldron' (in the name of Colonel Samuel Waldron who lived on the disputed lands) to recover $20,000,000 or possession of the lands.
. Resolved Waldron was born in Amsterdam, Holland, May 10, 1610, and became a book printer. The family were English and the name was known in England as early as the time of William the Conqueror.
Resolved and his brother Joseph, being born and raised in Holland, acquired the characteristics of Hollanders and had married sisters of Dutch citizens.
Resolved Waldron married first, Rebecca Hendricks, daughter of Hendrick Koch, a respectable Amsterdam burgher. He married second, May 10, 1654, Tanneke, born 1624, daughter of Barent Nagel, deceased, of Groningen. At that time he was living in the Teerketelsateeg, a short street just north of the Dam, but in the same year sailed with his family for America, where his brother had preceded him by two years.
They were received into fellowship of the Dutch church in New Amsterdam and in April, 1655, he and his brother purchased a house on Broadway, near Wall Street. Both entered public service and Resolved was made "Overseer of the Workmen." On April 17, 1657, he applied for a burgher right, which was granted him on May 3, Being found efficient, the Director and Council, on May 25, 1658, appointed him Deputy to the Schoutfiscael, and on October 28 he was recognized as Deputy Sheriff. In 1660 he was made Sheriff of the Dutch Towns on Long Island, but Director General Stuyvesant wished that he be retained in New Amsterdam, and he served as the Governor's favorite officer while his rule lasted.
On the occupation by the English, he retired to private life in Harlem, but was soon called upon to serve the Government, and on June 15, 1665, was elected Constable of New Harlem, a position of importance in those early days. He was one of the five patentees named in the Nicoll's Patent, and was also an Elder in the Dutch church. He died in 1690, his inventory being taken on May 17 of that year.
Issue by first wife: William, Rebecca, Aeltie; by second wife: Barent, Ruth, Cornelia, Johannes, Samuel.
2. Rebecca Waldron, daughter of Resolved and Rebecca (Hendricks) Waldron, was born in Amsterdam, Holland, in 1649, and married first, August 27, 1670, Jan Nagel, who died in 1689, and on May 15, 1690, she married second, Jan Dyckman, then of Spuyten Duyvel, by whom she had two children.
Resolved Waldron came to America from Amsterdam, Holland, about 1645. He was the son of Baron Johannes Waldron of Waldron Hall, Amsterdam, and was one of the original patentees of the Harlem land patents under Governors Nichols and Thomas Dongan, under dates of 1666, 1667 and 1668, and as shown by the official records in the office of the secretary of state at Albany, New York.
Burial: After 17 May 1690 Hornshook, Harlem, New York
Emigration: 1650 New Amsterdam, New York Co., New York
Occupation: Deputy Sheriff 1654 New Amsterdam, New York Co., New York
Occupation: Constable 1665 New Amsterdam, New York Co., New York
Occupation: Overseer 1668 New Amsterdam, New York Co., New York
Occupation: Assessor 1683 New Amsterdam, New York Co., New York
Residence: his home on Broadway near Wall Street From 1654 To 1664 New Amsterdam, New York Co., New York
Will proved 17 May 1690 New Harlem, New York Co., New York
His home, Waldron Hall, was located north of 86th street and east of Avenue A in Harlem, NY. Built in 1685, It was demolished in 1870 due to fire. Waldron Hall, Horne Hook, East River, NY
Having the misfortune to lose his wife, he married again, on May 10th, 1654, a lady of thirty years, living near the West India House, Tanneke Nagel, daughter of Barent Nagel, deceased, of Groningen. Resolved was living at this time in the Teerketelssteeg, a short street just north of the Dam; but the same year sailed with his family for America."); pp. 691-709 ("On the accession of the English, Waldron took the oath of allegiance (October, 1664), but retired to private life at Harlem with the disappointment of one whose interests, as well as sympathies, all lay with the former government. It was still a pleasure to correspond with kindred in Holland. Mortien Govert, of Amsterdam, writing to Resolved, April 12, 1666, says, 'Brother: Tall Anna has gone over with the supercargo who lived in Nicholas Carmen's house.' Waldron had secured some property at Harlem, and was soon called to public office, from which he seldom had a respite for the rest of his life. He was one of the five patentees named in Nicholls' patent, and also served in the eldership.
He died in 1690; his inventory taken that year, May 17, embraced lands, slaves, farmstock, etc.
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Resolved’s second marriage was to Tanneke Nagels in the New Church in Amsterdam, May 10, 1654. At the time Tanneke was 30 years old and from Groningen, Holland. Her parents were deceased by then.
As mentioned above, the brothers Joseph and Resolved Waldron immigrated to New Amsterdam during the last half of 1654 or possibly early in 1655. On April 3, 1655 they bought a house on Broadway near Wall Street. On May 3, 1657, Resolved Waldron was made a burgher of New Amsterdam, and on May 25, 1658 he was made provost and deputy sheriff.
He continued as deputy sheriff until 1664. At the time of the British conquest of New Amsterdam in 1664, he signed an oath of allegiance to the British. Later he moved to the village of Harlem, in upper Manhattan, where he held several public offices. He was a magistrate there in 1673 at the time of the Dutch reconquest at which time he signed the oath of allegiance to the Dutch. He was a patentee of Harlem in 1686.
He died in 1690. An inventory of his estate being taken on May 17, 1690. Tanneke Nagels survived, and died after November 25, 1690.
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Very exact in carrying out his orders and in enforcing the laws, he was charged by the Quakers, some of whom he arrested, with being " hard-hearted."
HARLEM (CITY OF NEW YORK): ITS ORIGIN AND EARLY ANNALS.
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The Children of Resolved and his wife Tanneke (NAGLES) WALDRON, were:
4. Ruth, baptized on May 10, 1657. She married 1st John Delamater on August 11, 1678. They had nine children. 2nd she married Hendrick Bogert on September 15, 1703.
5. Barent, bapt in New Amsterdam, in 1659. He married Jannetie Jans on September 25, 1687 and they had six children.
6. Cornelia, baptized on February 30, 1659. She married Peter Van Oblienis on June 8, 1685.
7. Johannes, born in Harlem on September 12, 1665. He married Anneken Jans on April 25, 1690. They had seven children. He died in 1753.
8. Samuel, born in Harlem on April 10, 1670. He married Neeltje Bloodgood on March 5, 1692 and they had ten children. He died in 1737.
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On September 9, 1662, a resolution was adopted by the Council which stated, "By these presents are all Magistrates & Inhabitants of the English Townes in the Jurisdiction of New Netherlands, Ordered and Required to assist our Schout (sheriff) Resolved Waldron for to imprison all such persons which shall be found in a prohibited or unlawful meeting. Given under our hand this 9th of September Annon 1662." This resolution was directed toward [Quaker freethinker] John Bowne, even though he was not mentioned in it by name.
Two days later, on September 11, Schout Resolved Waldron went to John Bowne's house in Flushing, with a company of men with swords and guns. John was busy tending his sick wife, Hannah, and their young child, Marie. Sheriff Waldron told John he must go with him to see the Governor. He would not show John any written order. Being too late to go that date, Waldron left his men there, while he went to drinking in town. Then he came back again in the night, and brought with him the town constable, probably, John Mastine. Finally, John got to see the written order, and since he was not named in the order, he refused "to go one foot with him by virtue of that order". Waldron said he would bind his hands and feet and carry him. The next day the sheriff took him in a boat to Manhattan, and put him in jail across the street from the Governor's house.
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'Respecting the person Resolved Waldron, we may be permitted to remark that when appointed as a deputy to the fiscael, and as scout-by-nacht, in this city, he conducted himself with so much fidelity and vigilance that he gave to us and the magistrates great satisfaction so that his services both as respects the Company and the fiscael, can hardly be dispensed with, besides that he would not be so well fitted for the schrievalty of the said villages, as he cannot well wield his pen; wherefore till your further orders on this point, we shall ask his continuance in that office.'
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A list of members of the church at New Harlem, 1665, include: Jan La MONTAGNE, Jr. and Maria VERMEILLE, his wife; Jooste Van OBLINUS, Sr., and Martina WESTIN, his wife; Joost Van OBLINUS, Jr. and Maria SAMMIS, his wife; Jaques CRESSON and Maria RENARD, his wife; Pierre CRESSON and Rachel CLOOS, his wife; Isaac VERMEILLE and Jacomina JACOBS, his wife; Resolved WALDRON and Tanneke NAGEL, his wife.
James Riker, REVISED HISTORY OF HARLEM (1904), p.221n.
See also: Resolved Waldron
Late in 1654, two brothers, Joseph and Resolved Waldron, emigrated with their families from the Netherlands to New Amsterdam, New York. The older of their children were believed to be born in Amsterdam.
Resolved Waldron was first married in Amsterdam in 1645. His marriage record indicates his birth in Amsterdam was around 1620. His actual birth date is the subject of dispute by genealogists. Amsterdam records also indicate that Resolved's parents were William and Ruth Walker. (William born around September 20, 1589.)
It is generally accepted that Resolved's parents came to Amsterdam from the parish of Goodworth, Clatford in England, and that William Waldron's parents were John and Joan Waldron of Wherewell, Hampshire, England.
Ruth (Walker) Waldron, Resolved's mother, was purported to be born about 1595 in Marked Overton, Rutland, England, the daughter of Edward Walker. Ruth married William Waldron in Amsterdam August 19, 1615. It is believed that William and Ruth Waldron died prior to 1639. Their children were: 1. Joseph, b. around 1617, married (1) Aeltze Hendricks, (2) Annetze Daniels; 2. Resolved, b. around 1620, married (1) Rebecca Hendricks, (2) Tanneke Nagels.
Resolved's first marriage to Rebecca Hendricks took place in Diemen, a suburb of Amsterdam on August 20, 1645. She was baptized in Amsterdam on November 5, 1627. At the time of his marriage, Resolved's occupation was given as a book printer apprentice. Rebecca died between January 2, 1652 and April 23, 1654.
Resolved's second marriage was to Tanneke Nagels in the New Church in Amsterdam May 10, 1654. At the time, Tanneke was 30 years old and from Groningen, Holland. Her parents were deceased by then.
As mentioned above, the brothers Joseph and Resolved Waldron immigrated to New Amsterdam during the last half of 1654 or possibly early in 1655. On April 3, 1655 they bought a house on Broadway, near Wall Street. On May 3, 1657, Resolved Waldron was made a Burgher of New Amsterdam, and on May 25, 1658, he was made Provost and Deputy Sheriff.
He continued as Deputy Sheriff until 1664. At the time of the British conquest of New Amsterdam in 1664, he signed an oath of allegiance to the British. Later, he moved to the village of Harlem, in upper Manhattan, where he held several public offices. He was a magistrate there in 1673, at the time of the Dutch reconquest, at which time he signed the oath of allegiance to the Dutch. He was a patentee of Harlem in 1686.
He died in 1690. An inventory of his estate being taken on May 17, 1690. Tanneke Nagels survived, dying after November 25, 1690.
RESOLVED WALDRON CAME FROM THE NETHERLANDS WITH PETER STUYVESANT TO SETTLE NEW AMSTERDAM, NOW NYC. HE WAS THE SHERRIFF FOR THE DUTCH COMMUNITY AROUND WHAT IS NOW WALL STREET.
Source: History of Harlem by James Riker, page 265. "Jaques Cresson, the constable, in view of removing to New York after the first of May appeared in court April 21st and gave an account of the fines due from several parties for defective fences. Those of Wouter Gerritsen, lessee of Delavall's land, amounted to 43 gl. 10 st. Much vexed at this heavy loss Wouter's wife had scolded the magistrates and called Waldron a uytsuyper, a drunkard. Arraigned for it by Waldron and Tourneur at the same, court the afflicted still persisted that the magistrates were killing her but owned she was hasty in abusing them. She was fined for her rashness 6 gl for the poor and costs of suit.”
Original Land Conveyance in Harlem
“What today is Carnegie Hill in Manhattan and its surrounding area became part of a large tract of farmland. The farm extended from what is now about 82nd Street to about 94th Street, and from Harlem Commons (Fifth Avenue) to the East River. The area was known as Waldron Farm after a Dutch patent conveyed the land to Baron Resolved Waldron. His son Samuel and, in turn, his grandson William became owners of the farm. The farm underwent no material change for more than 50 years until it was divided by William Waldron’s heirs after his death in December 1769. One of Waldron’s sons, Adolph Waldron, gained the bulk of the property and then, apparently, lost it all as well. Abraham Duryea, a merchant of the City of New York, bought the farm at auction for eight hundred pounds. The borders of the farm were described for the transaction in detail, following the style of the time, as: ...all that piece or parcel of land situated lying and being in Harlem division of the outward of the City of New York aforesaid on which William Waldron deceased lately lived beginning at a cleft in a large rock at the waterside, hence running south . . . to a stone marked W thence south . . . to the stump of a large chestnut tree . . . etc. etc. along the waterside to the beginning bounded northerly and westerly by the land late of the said William Waldron deceased and easterly by the sound at Hell Gate Cove or Horn’s Hook containing thirty four acres . . ."
- THIS ENTRY HAS DIFFERENT DATES AND BURIAL FOR RESOLVED WALDREN
- Resolved Waldron, II
- Birth: 1630, Netherlands
- Death: 1695 New York, USA
- Baron Resolved Waldron was born in Holland near the towne of Harlem in the year 1608. In the year 1630, he married the Lady Rebecca Hendricks. To here were born three children. The said Rebecca Waldron died in the year 1638. Baron resolved Waldron traveled extensively in South America and Europe and was again married in the year 1652 to the Lady Taneka VanNagle. That same year they immigrated to New York.
- Burial: Saint Peters Cemetery, Oswego, Oswego County, New York, USA
- Find A Grave Memorial# 6265284
- From: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6265284
The Waldron Family, Film #1,206.432 in the Mormon Library, states Rudolph Van Waldron was made a baron in 1128 and granted a coat of arms by the Dutch government. Another publication states this was an English family, the name of repute from the time of the Conquest. Inthe "Domesday Book", Waldron was companion of Robert, Earl of Moretaine, in Normandy.The Waldrons were an influential family in England and were among the nobility as early as the 16th century. During the Thirty Years War between Spain and the Netherlands, many adventurous, young Englishmen went to the aid of Holland. For this and for business reasons in 1570, several members of the Waldron family left their homeland and went to Amsterdam.The Waldrons were an English Puritan family, intermarrying with the Dutch and remaining in Holland for several generations. The name was known in England as early as the time of William the Conqueror and is also splled Walden, and comes from a village in Warwickshire, England. It is the home of the Walderne family who often lost their "r" in early records, and finally became Waldron. Walden is also found in the County Dorset.
- FamilySearch AFN: 3ZDW-R1
Resolved Waldron's Timeline
May 10, 1610
Amsterdam, Holland, Netherlands
May 10, 1616
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
May 10, 1616
Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands
February 10, 1647
Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands
Amsterdam, North Holland, The Netherlands
Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands