DUDLEY Family Outline Descent Tree(s) (ODT)
Name formsDeadley, de Sutton, Dodly, Dudely, Dudlay, Dudlee, Dudley, Dudlie, Dudly, Sutton
Two hundred fifty years of DUDLEY political schemes and public service: 1450-1700.
In 14th century England, during the reign of Edward II, a knight acceded to a barony of properties known as Dudd's lea [lea=meadow], and became known as Sir John de Sutton, Lord Dudley -- my 20th great-grandfather (20GGF). About 1361 some of his descendants started using "Dudley" as their surname and are known as the Clopton Dudleys, or the "first house". Later, about 1420, the rest of the Suttons also adopted the Dudley name, and their descendants are known as the Sutton Dudleys, or the "second house" (because they took the name after the first bunch) and the "Lords of Dudley", or "Barons of Dudley". It's all quite complicated, really. My descent is from the second house.
Sir John de Sutton, KG, 5th Lord Baron de Dudley [1406-1487], my 16th great-grandfather,
whose children adopted the Dudley name forming the second house,
was the first Dudley of note.
His wife, Elizabeth Berkeley, was a descendant of the Plantagenet kings of England.
Two of their sons founded important DUDLEY lines.
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(as of 2015-01-02), =::Cross reference
|BRADSTREET, Anne (néeDudley) \née DUDLEY, Anne\ [~1612-1672] – American poetess, Immigrant: Winthrop Fleet DUDL97 S11|
[~1528-1590] – Earl of Warwick - English nobleman
He was pardoned for supporting the claim of Lady ¤Jane Grey; aided the forces of ¤Philip II of Spain at the siege of Saint-Quentin (1557); created Earl of Warwick (1561); besieged in Havre while aiding Protestants there and forced to surrender (1563); took part in the trial of ¤Mary, Queen of Scots (1586). MWBD
|DUDLEY, Dorothy (Yorke) [1582-1643] – ::> MA: Massachusetts Bay Colony (MBC) founders, the Winthrop Fleet immigrants (1630) ::> wife of Thos. Dudley DUDL99 10GGMo|
[~1462-1510] – English politician
He was a Royal advisor to Henry VII, but was accused of embezzlement after accession of Henry VIII. Convicted of treason, he was beheaded.
|DUDLEY, Edward Bishop [1769-1855] – American politician, Brigadier General DUDL169 12C5|
DUDLEY, Guilford, Lord
[1534-1554] – English nobleman
Son of ¤John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, and brother of ¤Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. He married Lady ¤Jane Grey on 21 May, 1553. He was implicated in his father's ill-fated attempt to place Lady Jane on the throne on the death of ¤Edward IV (6 July 1553), and was executed on the charge of treason. NCCN
|DUDLEY, John, Duke of Northumberland [~1502-1553] – English soldier and politician DUDL304 2C15|
|DUDLEY, Joseph [1647-1720] – English colonial administrator, Governor of MBC DUDL426 1C11|
|DUDLEY, Mercy [1621-1691] – ::> MA: Massachusetts Bay Colony (MBC) founders, the Winthrop Fleet immigrants (1630) ::> daughter of Thomas DUDL54 9GGMo|
|DUDLEY, Patience [1618-1690] – ::> MA: Massachusetts Bay Colony (MBC) founders, the Winthrop Fleet immigrants (1630) ::> daughter of Thomas DUDL359 S11|
[1675-1751] – American jurist
Son of Gov. Joseph and Rebecca (Tyng) Dudley. He was graduated from Harvard in 1690 and studied law at the Temple in London until about 1701, when he returned home with a royal commission as attorney-general of Massachusetts. He was elevated to the bench of the superior court in 1718 and in 1745 became chief justice. He bequeathed to Harvard college the sum of £100 for the purpose of establishing a lectureship, specifying four subjects to be treated: "Natural Religion," "Revealed Religion," "The Corruption of the Church of Rome," and "The Validity of the Presbyterian Ordination." He was a fellow of the Royal Society of London and the author of numerous contributions to its Transactions. He was married in 1703 to Lucy, daughter of Col. John Wainwright of Ipswich, Mass. In May. 1899, a copy by J. D. Strain of Smybert's original portrait of Justice Dudley was presented to the Massachusetts supreme court, and was placed in the collection of justices and chief justices. He died in Roxbury, Mass., Jan. 21, 1751.
DUDLEY, Robert (Sir)
[1574-1649] – English adventurer & engineer
Amid family infighting and accusations of illegitimacy, he abandoned his wife and daughters in England and fled to Italy where he produced many important works of civil and military engineering.
|DUDLEY, Robert, Earl of Leicester [1532-1588] – English nobleman and courtier DUDL309 3C14|
|DUDLEY, Samuel, Rev. [1608-1683] – ::> MA: Massachusetts Bay Colony (MBC) founders, the Winthrop Fleet immigrants (1630) ::> son of Thomas DUDL494 S11|
|DUDLEY, Sarah [1620-1668] – ::> MA: Massachusetts Bay Colony (MBC) founders, the Winthrop Fleet immigrants (1630) ::> daughter of Thomas DUDL424 S11|
|DUDLEY, Thomas, Governor [1576-1653] – English colonial administrator, Immigrant: Winthrop Fleet DUDL418 10GGFa|
|DUDLEY-SUTTON, William [1434-1483] – Lord Dudley, English prelate ::> Religious leaders: bishops, cardinals, theologians, abbots, etc. ::> Bishop of Durham DUDL135 S17|
|SUTTON, John (Sir) [1406-1487] – English royal counselor & diplomat ::> English Nobility (excl. monarchs) ::>, 5th Baron of Dudley DUDL110 16GGFa|
|SUTTON, Mary "Polly" [?-?] – Mother of George Catlin ::> Captives, POWs, hostages, etc. ::> taken by the Iroquois at age seven (1777) DUDL761 6C4|
Bookmarks (off-site links)
- Dudley-Winthrop family - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
- Dudley Surname Resource Center
- Books in BB/TLC GenLib Subscription required
- Computer reconstruction of Dudley castle This computer reconstruction was commissioned for the Castle Visitor Centre, opened by H.M. Queen Elizabeth.
- Planned Parenthood - A History of Birth Control Methods Yes, that's right!
- DUDLEY TOWNSHIP
- Dudley Farm, Guilford, CT
- Fortress Dudley
- Dudley House of Harvard
- Dudleytown Timeline related to a supposed curse
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As candidates are eliminated (proven not related) they are marked appropriately (
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They are kept in the list in case future research proves they can be included.
(And to keep them from popping up on the list again!)
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