Resolved Waldron was born about 1620 in Amsterdam, Holland. He died in 1690 at New Amsterdam, New York. He is the son of William Waldron and Ruth Walker. Resolved married first, Rebecca Hendricks Koch in 1645 at Amsterdam, Holland, daughter of Hendrick Koch. He married second, Tanneke Neigle on 10 May 1654 in New Amsterdam, Holland, daughter of Baront Von Neigle.
In May 1647, Resolved joined the staff of Governor Peter Stuyvesant. He was an efficient officer to whom Governor Stuyvesant became much attached. In 1654, Resolved obtained from the Dutch Government, of which he was a magistrate, a patent for a tract of land of that portion of Manhattan Island lying between 82nd and 109th streets, extending from North River to East River. He established the first ferry and erected the first Dutch church in that town. Resolved Waldron became a burgher on 17 April 1657, and was made a deputy sheriff the following year. In 1659, he was sent with Heermans to Maryland to vindicate the Dutch title on the Delaware. In 1658, the town of New Harlem had been established on the northern part of Manhattan Island. In 1664, James, Duke of York, sent four ships of war and robbed the Dutch of all their possessions in America. The English took over New Netherlands and renamed it New York.
Resolved retired to private life. He was called back to public life and was appointed constable of New Harlem. The old Waldron stone mansion at Horn Hook, 88th Street, north side and a little east of Avenue A, was erected in 1660 and was in good repair when it was destroyed by fire, 210 years old.
Resolved Waldron, also known as Barron Rosaluld Waldron and Resolveert William Waldron
Born about 1620 — on the Marriage Bann registered 29 Jul 1645, Resalvert Waldern, whose bride is Rebecca Hendriksz, gives his age as 25 years.
Children of Resolved Waldron and Rebecca Hendricks Koch
William Waldron, b. 28 Oct 1646, Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands, d. 1710, Harlem, New York Co., New York. He m. Engeltje Stoutenburg on 10 Feb 1671 in New York, daughter of Peter Stoutenburg and Aefje Van Tienhoven.
Rebecca Waldron, b. 1649, Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands. death date unknown
Aeltje Waldron, b. 1651, Amsterdam, Noord Holland, Netherlands. death date unknown
Children of Resolved Waldron and Tanneke Thankful Nagel
Barent Waldron, b. 1655, Harlem, New York Co., New York, d. Aft 1740 [No baptism record found at NYRDC]
Ruth Waldron, b. 20 Apr 1657, Harlem, New York, bp. May 10, 1657. Baptism was recorded at the Reformed Dutch Church of Manhattan, New York, NY.; d. 1707, New Harlem, New York.
Cornelia Waldron, b. 28 Feb 1659, New Amsterdam, New York; bp. Feb 30, 1659. Baptism was recorded at the Reformed Dutch Church of Manhattan, New York, NY.; d. Abt 1720, New Amsterdam, New York Co., New York
Johannes Waldron, b. 12 Sep 1665, New Harlem, New York, d. 1753 [No baptism record found at NYRDC]
Samuel Nagle Waldron, b. 10 Apr 1670, New Harlem, New York [No baptism record found at NYRDC], d. 1737, Horns Hook, Harlem, Kings Co., New York .
Resolved Waldron immigrated to New Netherland late in 1654.
Resolved had a brother, Joseph. Both settled on the North end of Manhatten Island, in New Harlem. Resolved took the Oath of Allegiance in October 1664.
Resolved Waldron was a printer, staff officer of Governor Peter Stuyvesant, magistrate, burgher on 17 April 1657, deputy sheriff, constable of New Harlem. His brother Joseph Waldron was said to be a printer also.
According to Find A Grave, Resolved Waldron was born 10 May 1610 [sic] in Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands; he passed away 17 May 1690 in Horns Hook, Harlem, New York. (Find A Grave has an incorrect birth date.)
"The land claim roots date back to the year 1666 when English Governor Nichols granted all the lands covered by water from Seventy-fourth to One Hundred and Twenty-eighth strrets which included the Morrisania Flats as well as all the man made land between those streets and the entire river bed of the Harlem River from one limit of the grant to the other. The land was granted to Resolved Waldron (who built a house on the High ground), Thomas Delavall, Daniel Turner, John Sorvelen and John Obleene. We don't know much about what Delavall, Turner, Sorvelen or Obleene did with their lands, but Waldron built a house and operated a farm and Samuel Waldron lived on the place during his lifetime."
Married Rebecca Hendricks on 20 Aug 1645 in Diemen, suburb of Amsterdam. She died in 1653.
In 1686, Resolved was a patantee of Haarlem, New York.
Inventory for his estate said he died on or before 17 May 1690.
Waldron family name
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. In the "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 spelled 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.
It is said that Resolved Waldron is 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, New York in 1875. Please see the New York Historical Society for more information.
Disinterrments 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.
Resolved Waldron, perhaps the most noted of the Harlem patentees, respected and beloved by all for his clear judgment, wide experience, and unvarying affability, came from English stock, of the time of William the Conqueror, but was born and raised at Amsterdam, and acquired many of the characteristics of the Hollanders; in fact, so thoroughly Dutch was he in his leanings, that when the English conquered the province, he retired from New York to Harlem, in disgust.
One reason for this, perhaps, rested in the fact that he was a great favorite with Governor Stuyvesant, to whose notice he had come shortly after his entry upon public service in New Amsterdam, in 1657.
On April 17th of that year he was made an overseer of workmen. So conscientiously did he perform his duties, that the Director and Council, in the following year, appointed him Deputy to the Attorney-General, and the Burgomasters were ordered to recognize him as Deputy Sheriff.
Waldron, with his English blood and Dutch training, was the kind of a man who would carry out an order to the letter. He was charged by the Quakers, some of whom he arrested, with being hard-hearted. But how his obedience must have appealed to Governor Stuyvesant, one may imagine who has read the story of Stuyvesant's constant insistence upon the enforcement of obedience.
Waldron visited, upon public errands, every part of the province, and even the neighboring colonies; and, in 1659, was sent to Maryland to vindicate the Dutch title on the Delaware. The next year the Directors in Holland would have made Waldron Sheriff of the towns on Long Island, had it not been for the Governor, who insisted that he could not spare him.
"Respecting the person, (Resolved Waldron)," said the Governor, "we may be permitted to remark, that when appointed as a deputy to the fiscal and as Schout-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...
↑ Louis William Hagen, M.S., The Waldron Family, (Rochester, NY 1964).
↑ 2.02.12.22.32.42.5 Richardson, Douglas. "The European Origin and Ancestry of Joseph and Resolved Waldron." In The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 12-24. 1st ed. Vol. 126. New York, N.Y.: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1995
↑ NYRDC Baptism Redord: Page 45--1657 May 10; Resolveert Waldron, Tanneken Nagels; Ruth; Joseph Waldron and his wife
↑ NYRDC Baptism Redord: Page 51--1659 Feb 30; Resolveert Waldron; (no name given); Nicasius de Sylle, Walburg de Sylle
↑ 8.08.18.28.18.104.22.168.7 Riker, James, 1822-1889. 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 ...pp. 692...
↑ Slipper, James Henry, 1836- . Resolved Waldron's descendants : Vanderpoel branch ; descendants in the Vanderpoel branch of Resolved Waldron, who came from Holland to New Amsterdam in 1650. New York : Macgowan & Slipper, Inc., 1910 Archive Org : Resolved Waldron, pg. 32
Wardell, Patricia A. Early Bergen County Families, Genealogical Society of Bergen County website, njgsbc.org. File: BCFam-Waldron.pdf. Accessed 23 Feb 2017.
Carl Horton Pierce. New Harlem Past and Present: The Story of an Amazing Civic Wrong, Now at Last to be Righted. New Harlem Publishing Company. Harlem (New York, N.Y.), 1903. Google books
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Resolved by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: