Thomas Wendell


Thomas Wendell was born in September 1645. He was the son of New Netherland pioneers Evert Janse and Susanna Du Trieux Wendell. He lived in New Amsterdam until his father's death.

In 1699, he was in the Albany area when he signed an oath pledging allegience to the king of England. Over the next decades he signed other community-based documents.

In 1709, he was the co-owner of first ward property that was valued modestly on an Albany assessment roll.

In March 1714 and again in 1717, the city records reported that his street was out of repair. In 1715, his name appeared on the roster of an Albany militia company.

In 1720, he was included among the freeholders living in the first ward.

Thomas Wendell died in September 1730 and was buried from the church.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of Thomas Wendell is CAP biography number 2729. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

first posted: 2/20/07; revised 2/2/12