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Dorothy Dudley (Yorke)

Birthplace: Cotton End, Northamptonshire, England, UK
Death: Died in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edmund of Cotton Ende Yorke and Katherine Mary Yorke
Wife of Gov. Thomas Dudley
Mother of Thomas Dudley; Rev. Samuel Dudley; Anne Dudley Bradstreet, 1st American poet; Patience Denison; John Dudley and 3 others
Sister of Nathaniel Yorke; nn Greene; Bartholomew Yorke; Joseph Yorke; Dudley Yorke and 1 other
Half sister of Bathshua Perkins; Rev. William Perkins; John Perkins; Toby Perkins; Sarah Perkins and 8 others

Managed by: Ann Margrethe Nilsen
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About Dorothy Dudley

Dorothy Dudley's maiden name is sometimes spelled York and sometimes Yorke.

Katharine Newbury Manierre gave her dates as "B. 1582 - D. July 31, 1693, Roxbury, Mass." This would mean she was 110 years old at the time of her death. Looks suspicious.


Dorothy Yorke, daughter of Edmund Yorke (ca 1550-14 Feb 1615) & Katherine [Yorke], in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire.5 Born ca 1582 in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire. Dorothy was baptized in Hardingstone on 25 Apr 1582. Dorothy died on 27 Dec 1643 in Roxbury, MA. On 25 Apr 1603 Dorothy married

Gov. Thomas Dudley in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire. He was born ca 1576 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England

Their children include:

4190 i. Thomas Dudley (ca 1605-)

4191 ii. Samuel Dudley (ca 1608-10 Feb 1684)

4192 iii. Anne Dudley (ca 1610-16 Sep 1672)

4193 iv. Patience Dudley (ca 1612-8 Feb 1689/90)

4194 v. Sarah Dudley (ca 1620-3 Nov 1659)

4195 vi. Mercy Dudley (27 Sep 1621-1 Jul 1691)


1. # Pope, Charles Henry. 1990. Boston., The Pioneers of Massachusetts (Reprinted 1991, Heritage Books, Inc., Baltimore), p. 145, Thomas Dudley's biography.

Quality: 3.

2. # The Governor Thomas Dudley Family Association. 1939-40 Yearbook.

3. # The Planters of the Commonwealth. 1620-1640, p. 72.

Quality: 3.

4. # Banks, C. S., The Winthrop Fleet of 1630 (1930. Boston. Reprinted 1994. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore), p. 68.

Quality: 3.

5. Pedigree of Dudley (1856. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Vol. 10, no. 2, p. 130-131).

6. Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: immigrants to New England 1620-1633, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, 1995, Three volumes.

7. Joseph Savage, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Originally published 1860.


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Birth: unknown

Death: Dec 27 1643, Roxbury, Suffolk Co, MA, USA

Thomas Dudley m1 in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, 25 Apr 1603 Dorothy Yorke; "Dorothy Dudley the wife of Thomas Dudley" was admitted to Boston church as mbr #12 in 1630; she d Roxbury 27 Dec 1643 "of the wind colic, a godly Christian woman & left a religious savor behind her."

They had 6 children: Thomas, Samuel, Anne BRADSTREET, Patience DENISON, Sarah Keayne Pacy & Mercy Woodbridge.

Spouse: Thomas Dudley (1576-1653)

Burial: Unk

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Dorothy Dudley's Timeline

April 25, 1582
Cotton End, Northamptonshire, England, UK
April 25, 1582
Cotton End, Northampton, Eng
April 25, 1582
Coughton, Warwick, England
April 25, 1582
Cotton End, Northampton, Eng
April 25, 1603
Age 21
Northampton, England
Age 22
Northampton, Northa, England, Great Britain
November 30, 1608
Age 26
Canon's Ashby, Northamptonshire, England
March 20, 1612
Age 29
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
February 4, 1614
Age 31
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
Age 33