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Birthplace: Darking, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Darking, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Occupation: British Soldier and Captain in (the Earl of Leicester)'s militia, Captain, Army Captain, Soldier - died in war, English soldier
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About Thomas Dudley, Squire

“One of twelve children of [Butler's Counties of England, vol. 4. | Robert Dudley (Earl of Leichestershire; privy counsel to Queen Elizabeth) (Thomas grew up removed from Robert's paternal devotion) " not under his father's roof.' I Wm. H. Bailey, Arch., London, W. C, 1896-7.]”

Excerpt From: Whittelsey, Charles Barney, 1869-. “Genealogy of the Whittelsey-Whittlesey family.” Hartford, Conn. : Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1898. iBooks. This material may be protected by copyright.

See The Mystery of Thomas Dudley's Paternal Ancestors By H. Allen Curtis for a good overview of the currently accepted ancestry of Governor Thomas Dudley, briefly:

  1. Edmund Dudley (first son), d. 1487, m. Joyce Tiptoft.
  2. Edward Dudley (first son), b. 1459, d. 1531, m. Cecily Willoughby.
  3. John Dudley (first son), b. ca. 1495, buried on 18 Sep. 1553, m. Cecily Grey, b. ca. 1497, buried with her husband on 28 Apr. 1554.
  4. Capt. Henry Dudley (second son, requiring crescent on arms) b. ca, 1517, d. between 1568 and 1570, m. 1545-1550 Miss Ashton.
  5. Capt. Roger Dudley, b. ca. 1550, d. in battle bef. Oct. 1588, m. 8 June 1575 Susanna Thorne, baptized 5 Mar. 1559/60, d. aft. 29 Oct. 1588.
  6. 13. Governor Thomas Dudley

There was another version of the ancestry that was put forth in the 1800s that claimed that Roger Dudley's parents were John Dudley, d. 1545, m. Elizabeth Clerke.

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Roger Dudley (between 1535 and 1545 – 1590/1586? ) was a British soldier.

Dudley was born in London, England, but some say that he was baptised in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire. However Roger's parentage has never been satisfactorily established.

Roger may be the Roger Dudley who was matriculated as pensioner at Christ College, Cambridge, in 1566, but left without a degree.

It is believed that he married, on June 8, 1575, at Lidlington, Bedfordshire, Susannah (née Thorne), herself recorded as having been born on March 5, 1559/60 in Northamptonshire, and baptised at Yardley Hastings, the daughter of Thomas Thorne and Mary Purefoy.

He is reported to have been a Captain in (the Earl of Leicester)'s militia, fighting with a commission from Elizabeth I, and under the banner of Henry of Navarre. He is thought to have died at the Battle of Ivry, France in 1590. Yet in 1586, four years earlier, the Reverend Cotton Mather of Boston wrote: "Thomas Dudley's father was Captain Roger Dudley, -- slain in the wars, when -- his son, and one only daughter were very young". The will of Thomas Dorne (Thorne) of Yardley Hastings, Gent., dated 29 Oct 1588, bequeathed "to the children of Susan Dudley, my Daughter, widow, £10 to be equally divided". (S1,S11). Therefore, he was apparently dead by the time of the will of his father-in-law, which was written in 1588, which eliminates the time of the Battle of Ivry as a possibility for his death. It is most probable that he died at the Siege of Zutphen in 1586; having followed a relative, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, who was a principal figure in that battle.

Marshall K. Kirk suggests that Roger made his home after his father's death with Peter Grey, a "Queen's servant", whose manor of Segenhoe was two miles from Lidlington, (Bedfordshire), where Roger was later married.

Roger and Susannah Dudley raised at least 5 children, listed as:

Thomas Dudley. (second governor of Massachusetts)

Mary Dudley .

Richard Dudley. (b. 1583 - d. 20 Aug 1603).

Dorothy Dudley.

David Dudley.

Susannah is recorded as having died in 1585 during childbirth, at St. Dunstan's, London and again three years later in a will, dated October 29, 1588, (Probate 9 May 1589), when Thomas Thorne bequeaths... "to the Children of Susan Dudley, my Daughter..." (etc.)

William Dudley, a son of David, was the first of this line in the family of the lords of Dudley to move to Connecticut, and founded the settlement of Guilford, on the shores of Long Island Sound. He emigrated to New England sometime between 1636/43.

Three of William Dudley's great grandsons were to give their family name to their new home in the Cornwall hills, when they moved to Owlsbury from Guilford in the mid C17. Owlsbury was renamed Dudleytown, and thereafter the persistent legend of America's most haunted town was born.

Notes:

Zutphen, battle of, 1586. During the Netherlands War of Independence, Elizabeth I sent troops under the earl of Leicester to aid the rebels. In 1586 they laid siege to Zutphen in the eastern Netherlands, defended by a Spanish garrison under Prince Alexander of Parma. The Spanish sent a relief column and on 22 September Leicester attempted to intercept it, but without success. He was forced to retire after suffering considerable losses, including the death of his own nephew, Sir Philip Sidney. The town was relieved and the siege abandoned.

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Husband: ROGER DUDLEY 1 2 3

  Born:

Married:

  Died: about 1580 4
Father: THOMAS DUDLEY
Mother: >>>

Spouses:

Wife: SUSANNA THORNE

(M): Thomas DUDLEY 6 7 8 9 10
  Born: 1577 in Northampton, England 11 12 13
  Died: 30 Jul 1653 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 14

Spouses: DOROTHY YORKE; Katharine DEIGHTON

Additional Information

ROGER DUDLEY:

Notes:

"a Captain in the Wars"

Footnotes

  1. Cutter, W. R., Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts (1908. New York. Reprinted 1995. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore), p. 1419.
     Quality: 3.
  2. Banks, C. S., The Winthrop Fleet of 1630 (1930. Boston. Reprinted 1994. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore), p. 68.
     Quality: 3.
  3. Pedigree of Dudley (1856. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Vol. 10, no. 2, p. 130-131).
  4. Gov. Thomas Dudley and His Descendants (1856. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Vol. 10, no. 2, p. 132-142).
  5. Banks, C. S., The Winthrop Fleet of 1630 (1930. Boston. Reprinted 1994. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore), p. 68.
     Quality: 3.
  6. Felt, J. B., History of Ipswich, Essex, and Hamilton, Massachusetts (1834. Cambridge, MA; reprinted 1991, Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, MD).
  7. Pope, Charles Henry. 1990. Boston., The Pioneers of Massachusetts (Reprinted 1991, Heritage Books, Inc., Baltimore), p. 145, Thomas Dudley Biography.
     Quality: 3.
  8. Cutter, W. R., Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts (1908. New York. Reprinted 1995. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore), Vol. II, p. 1419.
     Quality: 3.
  9. Banks, C. S., The Winthrop Fleet of 1630 (1930. Boston. Reprinted 1994. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore), p. 68.
     Quality: 3.
 10. Pedigree of Dudley (1856. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Vol. 10, no. 2, p. 130-131).
 11. Cutter, W. R., Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts (1908. New York. Reprinted 1995. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore), p. 1419.
     Quality: 3.
 12. Pedigree of Dudley (1856. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Vol. 10, no. 2, p. 130-131).
 13. Gov. Thomas Dudley and His Descendants (1856. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Vol. 10, no. 2, p. 132-142).
 14. Denison, Daniel, Autobiography of Major-General Daniel Denison (1892. New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 46 no. 2, p. 127). 

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Roger Dudley (between 1535 and 1545 - 1590) was a British soldier.

Dudley was born in London, England, but is said to have been baptised in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire. He was the son of Captain Sir Henry Sutton Dudley, who married a daughter of one Christopher Ashton between 1545 and 1550. Ashton's daughter died sometime after October 29, 1588, but before 1590. Henry Dudley was himself the son of John Sutton, 3rd Baron Dudley, "Lord Quondam", who was married to Cecily Grey. Roger may be the Roger Dudley who was matriculated as pensioner at Christ College, Cambridge, in 1566, but left without a degree.

It is believed that he married, on June 8, 1575, at Lidlington, Bedfordshire, Susannah (née Thorne), herself recorded as having been born on March 5, 1559/60 in Northamptonshire, and baptised at Yardley Hastings, the daughter of Thomas Thorne and Mary Purefoy. His wife's family claimed descent from Charlemagne.

He is reported to have been a Captain in (the Earl of Leicester)'s militia, fighting with a commission from Elizabeth I, and under the banner of Henry of Navarre. He is thought to have died at the Battle of Ivry, France in 1590. Yet in 1586, four years earlier, the Reverend Cotton Mather of Boston wrote: "Thomas Dudley's father was Captain Roger Dudley, -- slain in the wars, when -- his son, and one only daughter were very young". The will of Thomas Dorne (Thorne) of Yardley Hastings, Gent., dated 29 Oct 1588, bequeathed "to the children of Susan Dudley, my Daughter, widow, £10 to be equally divided". (S1,S11). Therefore, he was apparently dead by the time of the will of his father-in-law, which was written in 1588, which eliminates the time of the Battle of Ivry as a possibility for his death. It is most probable that he died at the Siege of Zutphen in 1586; having followed a relative, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, who was a principal figure in that battle.

Marshall K. Kirk suggests that Roger made his home after his father's death with Peter Grey, a "Queen's servant", whose manor of Segenhoe was two miles from Lidlington, (Bedfordshire), where Roger was later married.

Roger and Susannah Dudley raised at least 5 children, listed as:

Thomas Dudley. (second governor of Massachusetts)

Mary Dudley .

Richard Dudley. (b. 1583 - d. 20 Aug 1603).

Dorothy Dudley.

David Dudley.

Susannah is recorded as having died in 1585 during childbirth, at St. Dunstan's, London and again three years later in a will, dated October 29, 1588, (Probate 9 May 1589), when Thomas Thorne bequeaths... "to the Children of Susan Dudley, my Daughter..." (etc.)

William Dudley, a son of David, was the first of this line in the family of the lords of Dudley to move to Connecticut, and founded the settlement of Guilford, on the shores of Long Island Sound. He emigrated to New England sometime between 1636/43.

Three of William Dudley's great grandsons were to give their family name to their new home in the Cornwall hills, when they moved to Owlsbury from Guilford in the mid C17. Owlsbury was renamed Dudleytown, and thereafter the persistent legend of America's most haunted town was born.

References This article does not cite any references or sources. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources (ideally, using inline citations). Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (February 2007)

Some researchers believed that the parents of Capt. Roger Dudley, were Thomas Dudley and Margaret Grace Threlkeldwere. John Dudley and Elizabeth Clerke d/o John Clerke and unknown.

Sources:

(1) Ancestral File, No. GPPS-6F.

(2) Gary Boyd Roberts, English Origins of New England Families, from the New

England Historical and Genealogical Register, Second Series, Vol. (Baltimore,

MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1984), English Origins of New England

Families, page 689.

(3) Marcellus Donald Alexander R. von Re, Pedigrees of Some of the Emperor

Charlemagne's Descendants (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company,

Inc., 1979), Emperor Charlemagne's Descendants, page 256.

(4) Ancestral File, AF.

(5) Gary Boyd Roberts, English Origins of New England Families, from the New

England Historical and Genealogical Register, Second Series, Vol. (Baltimore,

MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1984), English Origins of New England

Families, page 691.

(6) The Winthrop Fleet of 1630, Charles Edward Banks, The Riverside Press,

Boston, MA, 1930, page 68.

(7) Gary Boyd Roberts, English Origins of New England Families, from the New

England Historical and Genealogical Register, Second Series, Vol. (Baltimore,

MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1984), English Origins of New England

Families, page 692.

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ROGER DUDLEY (1535/45 - 1590)

(From Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Dudley )

Roger Dudley (between 1535/45 - 1590) was a British soldier.

Roger Dudley was born in London, England, but is said to have been baptised in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire. He was the son of Captain Sir Henry Sutton Dudley, who married a daughter of one Christopher Ashton between 1545 and 1550. Ashton's daughter died sometime after October 29, 1588, but before 1590. Henry Dudley was himself the son of John Sutton, 3rd Baron Dudley, "Lord Quondam", who was married to Cecily Grey. Roger may be the Roger Dudley who was matriculated as pensioner at Christ College, Cambridge, in 1566, but left without a degree.

It is believed that he married, on June 8, 1575, at Lidlington, Bedfordshire, Susannah (née Thorne), herself recorded as having been born on March 5, 1559/60 in Northamptonshire, and baptised at Yardley Hastings, the daughter of Thomas Thorne and Mary Purefoy. His wife's family claimed descent from Charlemagne.

[If Roger Dudley was indeed a son of Henry Sutton Dudley, he may also have been a descendant of Charlemagne]

He is reported to have been a Captain in (the Earl of Leicester)'s militia, fighting with a commission from Elizabeth I, and under the banner of Henry of Navarre. He is thought to have died at the Battle of Ivry, France in 1590. Yet in 1586, four years earlier, the Reverend Cotton Mather of Boston wrote: "Thomas Dudley's father was Captain Roger Dudley, -- slain in the wars, when -- his son, and one only daughter were very young". [Note: Boston, Mass. did not exist in 1586. Perhaps there was a Boston, England] The will of Thomas Dorne (Thorne) of Yardley Hastings, Gent., dated 29 Oct 1588, bequeathed "to the children of Susan Dudley, my Daughter, widow, £10 to be equally divided". Therefore, he was apparently dead by the time of the will of his father-in-law, which was written in 1588, which eliminates the time of the Battle of Ivry as a possibility for his death. It is most probable that he died at the Siege of Zutphen in 1586; having followed a relative, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, who was a principle figure in that battle.

Marshall K. Kirk suggests that Roger made his home after his father's death with Peter Grey, a "Queen's servant", whose manor of Segenhoe was two miles from Lidlington, (Bedfordshire), where Roger was later married.

Roger and Susannah Dudley raised at least 5 children, listed as:

Thomas Dudley. (second governor of Massachusetts)

Mary Dudley .

Richard Dudley. (b. 1583 - d. 20 Aug 1603).

Dorothy Dudley.

David Dudley.

Susannah is recorded as having died in 1585 during childbirth, at St. Dunstan's, London and again three years later in a will, dated October 29, 1588, (Probate 9th May 1589), when Thomas Thorne bequeaths... "to the Children of Susan Dudley, my Daughter..." (etc.)

William Dudley, a son of David, was the first of this line in the family of the lords of Dudley to move to Connecticut, and founded the settlement of Guilford, on the shores of Long Island Sound. He emigrated to New England sometime between 1636/43.

Three of William Dudley's great grandsons were to give their family name to their new home in the Cornwall hills, when they moved to Owlsbury from Guilford in the mid C17. Owlsbury was renamed Dudleytown, and thereafter the persistent legend of America's most haunted town was born.

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Died in war.

Per Christopher Schafer's info, his year of birth may have been 1535.

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Laurel Logan, July 2008:

There is a great deal of controversy surrounding the father of Roger Dudley. Though all sources I saw agree that he descended from the Sutton-Dudley line, which ties us into royalty one way or another. If you're interested, here's the arguement laid out pretty well.

from http://www.familypage.org/mystdud.pdf

--Laurel Logan

Laurel Logan

August 9, 2008

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Dudley

Roger Dudley (between 1535 and 1545 - 1590) was a British soldier.

Dudley was born in London, England, but is said to have been baptised in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire. He was the son of Captain Sir Henry Sutton Dudley, who married a daughter of one Christopher Ashton between 1545 and 1550. Ashton's daughter died sometime after October 29, 1588, but before 1590. Henry Dudley was himself the son of John Sutton, 3rd Baron Dudley, "Lord Quondam", who was married to Cecily Grey. Roger may be the Roger Dudley who was matriculated as pensioner at Christ College, Cambridge, in 1566, but left without a degree.

It is believed that he married, on June 8, 1575, at Lidlington, Bedfordshire, Susannah (née Thorne), herself recorded as having been born on March 5, 1559/60 in Northamptonshire, and baptised at Yardley Hastings, the daughter of Thomas Thorne and Mary Purefoy. His wife's family claimed descent from Charlemagne.

He is reported to have been a Captain in (the Earl of Leicester)'s militia, fighting with a commission from Elizabeth I, and under the banner of Henry of Navarre. He is thought to have died at the Battle of Ivry, France in 1590. Yet in 1586, four years earlier, the Reverend Cotton Mather of Boston wrote: "Thomas Dudley's father was Captain Roger Dudley, -- slain in the wars, when -- his son, and one only daughter were very young". The will of Thomas Dorne (Thorne) of Yardley Hastings, Gent., dated 29 Oct 1588, bequeathed "to the children of Susan Dudley, my Daughter, widow, £10 to be equally divided". (S1,S11). Therefore, he was apparently dead by the time of the will of his father-in-law, which was written in 1588, which eliminates the time of the Battle of Ivry as a possibility for his death. It is most probable that he died at the Siege of Zutphen in 1586; having followed a relative, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, who was a principal figure in that battle.

Marshall K. Kirk suggests that Roger made his home after his father's death with Peter Grey, a "Queen's servant", whose manor of Segenhoe was two miles from Lidlington, (Bedfordshire), where Roger was later married.

Roger and Susannah Dudley raised at least 5 children, listed as:

Thomas Dudley. (second governor of Massachusetts)

Mary Dudley .

Richard Dudley. (b. 1583 - d. 20 Aug 1603).

Dorothy Dudley.

David Dudley.

Susannah is recorded as having died in 1585 during childbirth, at St. Dunstan's, London and again three years later in a will, dated October 29, 1588, (Probate 9th May 1589), when Thomas Thorne bequeaths... "to the Children of Susan Dudley, my Daughter..." (etc.)

William Dudley, a son of David, was the first of this line in the family of the lords of Dudley to move to Connecticut, and founded the settlement of Guilford, on the shores of Long Island Sound. He emigrated to New England sometime between 1636/43.

Three of William Dudley's great grandsons were to give their family name to their new home in the Cornwall hills, when they moved to Owlsbury from Guilford in the mid C17. Owlsbury was renamed Dudleytown, and thereafter the persistent legend of America's most haunted town was born.

--Laurel Logan

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Roger Dudley was Brit soldier, b London, Eng, but said to have been baptised in Yardley Hastings, Northampton. He was son of Capt Sir Henry Sutton Dudley, who m dtr of Christopher Ashton bet 1545 & 1550. Ashton's dtr d aft Oct 29 1588, but bef 1590. Henry Dudley was himself son of John Sutton, 3rd Baron Dudley, "Lord Quondam", who m Cecily Grey. Roger may be Roger Dudley who matriculated as pensioner at Christ College, Cambridge, in 1566, but left w/o degree. It is believed he m Jun 8 1575, at Lidlington, Bedfordshire, Susannah Thorne, b Mar 5 1559/60 in Northamptonshire, & baptised at Yardley Hastings, dtr of Thomas Thorne & Mary Purefoy. His wife's family claimed descent from Charlemagne. He was Capt in Earl of Leicester's militia, fighting w/commission from Elizabeth I, & under banner of Henry of Navarre. He is thought to have died at Battle of Ivry, France in 1590. Yet in 1586, 4 yrs earlier, Rev Cotton Mather of Boston wrote: "Thomas Dudley's father was Capt Roger Dudley-slain in wars, when-his son, & 1 only dtr were very young". Will of Thomas Dorne (Thorne) of Yardley Hastings, Gent, 29Oct1588, bequeathed "to children of Susan Dudley, my dtr, widow, £10 to be equally divided". (S1,S11). Therefore, he was apparently dead by time of will of his father-in-law, which was written in 1588, which eliminates time of Battle of Ivry as his death. It is most probable he d at Siege of Zutphen 1586; having followed relative, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, who was principal figure in battle. Marshall K Kirk suggests Roger made his home aft his father's death w/Peter Grey, "Queen's servant", whose manor Segenhoe was 2 mi from Lidlington, (Bedfordshire), where Roger later married. Roger & Susannah Dudley raised at least 5 children, listed as: Thomas; (2nd Gov of MA); Mary; Richard (1583-20Aug1603); Dorothy; David. Susannah d in 1585 during childbirth, at St Dunstan's, London & again 3 yrs later in will, dated Oct 29 1588, (Probate 9May1589), when Thomas Thorne bequeaths... "to Children of Susan Dudley, my dtr..." (etc) William Dudley, son of David, was 1st of this line in family of lords of Dudley to move to CT, & founded settlement of Guilford, on shores of Long Island Sound. He emigrated to New Eng bet 1636/43. 3 of William Dudley's ggrdsons gave family name to their new home in Cornwall hills, when they moved to Owlsbury from Guilford in mid C17. Owlsbury was renamed Dudleytown, & thereafter persistent legend of Am's most haunted town was born. -------------------- Capt. Roger Dudley

Dudley was born in London, England, but is said to have been baptised in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire. He was the son of Captain Sir Henry Sutton Dudley, who married a daughter of one Christopher Ashton between 1545 and 1550. Ashton's daughter died sometime after October 29, 1588, but before 1590. Henry Dudley was himself the son of John Sutton, 3rd Baron Dudley, "Lord Quondam", who was married to Cecily Grey. Roger may be the Roger Dudley who was matriculated as pensioner at Christ College, Cambridge, in 1566, but left without a degree.

It is believed that he married, on June 8, 1575, at Lidlington, Bedfordshire, Susannah (née Thorne), herself recorded as having been born on March 5, 1559/60 in Northamptonshire, and baptised at Yardley Hastings, the daughter of Thomas Thorne and Mary Purefoy. His wife's family claimed descent from Charlemagne.

He is reported to have been a Captain in (the Earl of Leicester)'s militia, fighting with a commission from Elizabeth I, and under the banner of Henry of Navarre. He is thought to have died at the Battle of Ivry, France in 1590. Yet in 1586, four years earlier, the Reverend Cotton Mather of Boston wrote: "Thomas Dudley's father was Captain Roger Dudley, -- slain in the wars, when -- his son, and one only daughter were very young". The will of Thomas Dorne (Thorne) of Yardley Hastings, Gent., dated 29 Oct 1588, bequeathed "to the children of Susan Dudley, my Daughter, widow, £10 to be equally divided". (S1,S11). Therefore, he was apparently dead by the time of the will of his father-in-law, which was written in 1588, which eliminates the time of the Battle of Ivry as a possibility for his death. It is most probable that he died at the Siege of Zutphen in 1586; having followed a relative, Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester, who was a principal figure in that battle.

Marshall K. Kirk suggests that Roger made his home after his father's death with Peter Grey, a "Queen's servant", whose manor of Segenhoe was two miles from Lidlington, (Bedfordshire), where Roger was later married.

Roger and Susannah Dudley raised at least 5 children, listed as:

Thomas Dudley. (second governor of Massachusetts) Mary Dudley . Richard Dudley. (b. 1583 - d. 20 Aug 1603). Dorothy Dudley. David Dudley.

Susannah is recorded as having died in 1585 during childbirth, at St. Dunstan's, London and again three years later in a will, dated October 29, 1588, (Probate 9th May 1589), when Thomas Thorne bequeaths... "to the Children of Susan Dudley, my Daughter..." (etc.)

William Dudley, a son of David, was the first of this line in the family of the lords of Dudley to move to Connecticut, and founded the settlement of Guilford, on the shores of Long Island Sound. He emigrated to New England sometime between 1636/43.

Three of William Dudley's great grandsons were to give their family name to their new home in the Cornwall hills, when they moved to Owlsbury from Guilford in the mid C17. Owlsbury was renamed Dudleytown, and thereafter the persistent legend of America's most haunted town was born.

-------------------- He is reported to have been a captain the the Earl of Leicester's militia, fighting with a commission of Elizabeth I, and under the banner of Henry of Navarre. He may have died at the Battle of Ivry, France or more likely in the Seige of Zutphen.

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Squire Thomas Dudley's Timeline

1579
1579
Dorking, Surrey, England
1580
October 16, 1580
St. Dunstan's Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London, Middlesex, England
1583
1583
1586
1586
Darking, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
1612
1612
Age 26
Surrey, England, United Kingdom
1649
1649
Age 63
Darking, Surrey, England, United Kingdom

Died in war

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Darking, Surrey, England, United Kingdom