Daniel Wilkinson


Daniel Wilkinson (aka Wilkerson or Willemse) was a soldier in the Albany garrison who married Anna Bradt in 1696 and was an Albany resident for a decade or more at the beginning of the eighteenth century. We seek defining information on his origins and precise path to Albany.

In July 1696, he exchanged vows with Albany native Anna Bradt at the Albany Dutch church. At the time of the wedding, both partners were identified as "young people" and both were living in Albany. Anna's son had been baptized there in 1693 but no father was named. The couple does not appear to have had any other children.

In 1697 and 1698, his name was on the roster of James Weems' company and he was scheduled to be paid as an enlisted man.

In June 1699, the city council held that he (Daniel Wilkeson) was among those who did not possess the freedom of the city and thus would be trading (or otherwise engaging in business) illegally..

In September 1702, he witnessed the will of a victualler in Albany.

In 1702 and 1709, his ("Willemse") property in the first ward was valued modestly on the Albany assessment roll.

After 1709, the name of Daniel Wilkinson has not been found on the community based record.

biography in-progress


the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Daniel Wilkinson is CAP biography number 6886. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources. At this point, we accept all variants of Daniel's surname but understand that more than one individual may be involved.

first posted 1/10/10; updated 9/2/14