Age Wijnalda

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Age Wijnalda, drawn by Wybrand Hendriks 28 March 1792, with a verse by Adriaan Loosjes mentioning the Doopsgezinde Schaar, engraved by Isaac de Wit
Age Wijnalda's name as "teacher, called 1736" as the first name on the list of teachers in the Doopsgezinde kerk, Haarlem

Sir Age Pieters Wijnalda[1] (Dokkum, 17 October 1712 - Haarlem, 19 October 1792) was a Dutch Mennonite teacher, minister[2] and one of the first members of Teylers Eerste Genootschap (Teylers First or Theological Society) from 1778 until his death. He was the founder of the "Doopsgezinde Schaar" (a Mennonite institution).[3] He had one son we know of, IJnze Wijnalda.[1]

Age Wijnalda was the second son of Pieter Harmens and was knighted by and received a crest from the King of Great Britain[4] for services to the crown - presumably for bravery in battle, since there is a helm on his coat of arms.[5] He was trained at the Remonstrant seminary of Amsterdam and first served in Emden 1733-1736 before moving to Haarlem.[6]

References and notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Genealogie Online on Wijnalda
  2. ^ picture with short description
  3. ^ A.J. van der Aa et al. (1877), Biographisch Woordenboek der Nederlanden Part XX, p.475 (Dutch)
  4. ^ Sources differ on which King: William II or George II
  5. ^ website on reocities, unknown author Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine (claim of 'sir' is confirmed on other websites, explanation not)
  6. ^ Agge Wynalda on Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online