Waldron, Richard, 1615-1689

Alternative names

Hide Profile

Landowner of Dover, N.H.

From the description of Richard Waldron deed and endorsement, 1660-1670. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 71059545

Dover, N.H., pioneer, political leader, and soldier.

Born in England around 1615, Richard Waldron (family name changed from Walderne by his son) emigrated to Dover in 1640, where he engaged in a prosperous lumbering business and trade with the Indians, and held numerous political offices (representative to the Massachusetts General Court, 1654-1674, 1677, etc.). Appointed sergeant-major of Yorkshire militia forces by the General Court in 1674, Waldron acted under the Court's auspices during King Philip's War to secure frontier outposts (expedition to Pennicooke, etc.). In September of 1676 at the conclusion of the war, Waldron cooperated in the capture and shipment to Boston of some 200 southern Indians sheltered among the eastern tribes with whom Waldron had previously made peace. Waldron was later (1789) murdered by the Indians in revenge for what they considered his treachery.

From the description of Letter and remonstrance, 1676 Sept. 2 - 1677 May 23. (Newberry Library). WorldCat record id: 35677188

Relation Name
associatedWith Barefoot, Walter. person
associatedWith Denison, Daniel, 1613-1682. person
associatedWith Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) corporateBody
associatedWith Emmet, Thomas Addis person
associatedWith Gerrish, Jonathan. person
associatedWith Hobbs, Elizabeth K., person
associatedWith Houghton Library. person
correspondedWith Massachusetts. General Court corporateBody
associatedWith Massachusetts. Governor (1673-1679 : Leverett) corporateBody
associatedWith Newberry Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Palmer, Christopher, fl. 1677. person
associatedWith Pendleton, Brian, ca. 1599-1681. person
associatedWith Sagamore, William. person
associatedWith Sampson, fl. 1676. person
associatedWith Wannalancet. person
associatedWith White, Paul, fl. 1660. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New Hampshire
New Hampshire--Portsmouth
New Hampshire--Dover
Dover (N.H.)
Real property
King Philip's War, 1675-1676--Sources
Land titles--Registration and transfer
Indians of North America--Wars--Sources
Manuscripts, American
Landowners--New Hampshire--Dover


Birth 1615-01-06

Death 1689-06-27


Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w66m5gq0

Ark ID: w66m5gq0

SNAC ID: 22682439