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Dorothy Dudley (Yorke)

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Cause of death: wind colic
Place of Burial: Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Edmund Yorke, Kt. and Katherine "Kathryn" Mary Yorke (Purefoy)
Wife of Gov. Thomas Dudley
Mother of Thomas Dudley; Rev. Samuel Dudley; Anne Dudley Bradstreet, 1st American poet; Patience Denison; John Dudley and 5 others
Sister of Nathaniel Yorke; Bartholomew Yorke (Purefoy); Mrs. Greene; Joseph Yorke; Dudley Yorke and 2 others
Half sister of Bathshua Perkins; John Perkins; Toby Perkins; Sarah Perkins; Rebeckah Perkins and 7 others

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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)

Sources:

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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From findagrave.com:

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


Anne Bradstreet's epitaph she wrote for her Mother:

Epitaph on my dear and ever honoured mother, Mrs. Dorothy Dudley, Who deceased December 27, 1643, and of her age, 61

Here lies/ A worthy matron of unspotted life,/ A loving mother and obedient wife,/ A friendly neighbor, pitiful to poor,/ Whom oft she fed, and clothed with her store;/ To servants wisely aweful, but yet kind,/ And as they did, so they reward did find:/ A true instructor of her family,/ The which she ordered with dexterity,/ The public meetings ever did frequent,/ And in her closest constant hours she spent;/ Religious in all her words and ways,/ Preparing still for death, till end of days:/ Of all her children, children lived to see,/ Then dying, left a blessed memory.


Birth: Apr. 25, 1582 Northampton Northampton Borough Northamptonshire, England Death: Dec. 27, 1643 Roxbury Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA

Thomas Dudley married (1) in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, 25 April 1603 Dorothy Yorke; "Dorothy Dudley the wife of Thomas Dudley" was admitted to Boston church as member #12 in 1630; she died at Roxbury 27 December 1643 "of the wind colic, a godly Christian woman & left a religious savor behind her." They had six children: Thomas, Samuel, Anne BRADSTREET, Patience DENISON, Sarah Keayne Pacy & Mercy Woodbridge.

Thomas and Dorothy are my 9th great grandparents. J P Fortin is also a descendant.

Several New England sources state that Dorothie died in Boston and was buried in Roxbury.



Family links:

Parents:
 Edmund Yorke (1550 - 1615)
 Katherine Fairfield Yorke (1555 - 1632)

Spouse:
 Thomas Dudley (1576 - 1653)

Children:
 Thomas Dudley (1605 - ____)*
 Samuel Dudley (1608 - 1683)*
 Anne Dudley Bradstreet (1612 - 1672)*
 Patience Dudley Denison (1612 - 1690)*
 Patience Dudley Denison (1616 - 1690)*
 Mercy Dudley Woodbridge (1621 - 1691)*
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Burial: Unknown


Maintained by: Richard Foster Eltzholtz... Originally Created by: Linda Mac Record added: Apr 13, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 35822417


Dorothy Yorke Dudley Memorial

Birth: Apr. 25, 1582 Northampton Northampton Borough Northamptonshire, England Death: Dec. 27, 1643 Roxbury Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA

Thomas Dudley married (1) in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, 25 April 1603 Dorothy Yorke; "Dorothy Dudley the wife of Thomas Dudley" was admitted to Boston church as member #12 in 1630; she died at Roxbury 27 December 1643 "of the wind colic, a godly Christian woman & left a religious savor behind her." They had six children: Thomas, Samuel, Anne BRADSTREET, Patience DENISON, Sarah Keayne Pacy & Mercy Woodbridge.

Thomas and Dorothy are my 9th great grandparents. J P Fortin is also a descendant.

Several New England sources state that Dorothie died in Boston and was buried in Roxbury.



Family links:

Parents:
 Edmund Yorke (1545 - 1615)
 Katherine Robins Yorke (1548 - 1633)

Spouse:
 Thomas Dudley (1576 - 1653)

Children:
 Thomas Dudley (1605 - ____)*
 Samuel Dudley (1608 - 1683)*
 Anne Dudley Bradstreet (1612 - 1672)*
 Patience Dudley Denison (1612 - 1690)*
 Patience Dudley Denison (1616 - 1690)*
 Mercy Dudley Woodbridge (1621 - 1691)*

Sibling:
 Nathaniel Yorke (1580 - 1642)*
 Dorothy Yorke Dudley (1582 - 1643)
  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Unknown


Maintained by: Richard Foster Eltzholtz... Originally Created by: Linda Mac Record added: Apr 13, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 35822417


Birth: Apr. 25, 1582 Coton Daventry District Northamptonshire, England

Death: Dec. 27, 1643 Roxbury Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA

Dorothy married Thomas Dudley, April 25, 1603, Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England. They had five children, all born in England.

In 1630, Thomas and Dorothy and children sailed to New England with the Winthrop Fleet, a group of eleven vessels carrying 700 passengers. The Dudley family was on the flagship, the Arbella. The Fleet left England in the Spring and arrived in Salem in June. Not approving of Salem as the capital, John Winthrop ordered the fleet south along the coast to Charlestown, ultimately settling at Newtown. Before leaving England, Winthrop had been elected governor and Thomas Dudley deputy-governor. Many of those who came with Winthrop separated and founded Roxbury, Lynn, Medford, Cambridge and Watertown. According to Thomas Dudley, about 200 of the emigrants died the first year in New England.

A somewhat violent disagreement between Dudley and Winthrop, the first of many owing to Dudley's touchy and over-bearing temper, occurred when Winthrop abandoned the chosen settlement and moved to Boston. Dudley subsequently moved to Ipswich but after a short time, in order to be nearer the seat of government, settled at Roxbury. He built on the west side of Smelt Brook, just across the watering place, at the foot of the hill where the road that runs up to the First Church joins the Town Street.

Dorothy is buried in the same cemetery as her husband and some of her children.


Family links:

Parents:
 Edmund Yorke (1545 - 1615)
 Katherine Robins Yorke (1548 - 1633)

Spouse:
 Thomas Dudley (1576 - 1653)

Children:
 Mercy Dudley Woodbridge (1621 - 1691)*

Siblings:
 Nathaniel Yorke (1580 - 1642)*
 Dorothy Yorke Dudley (1582 - 1643)
 Dorothy Yorke Dudley (1582 - 1643)*
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Note: Time and weather has erased the location of this grave.


Burial: Eliot Burying Ground Roxbury Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=170603383


Dorothy Yorke1,2,3,4

F, #119363, b. 25 April 1582, d. 27 December 1643

Father Edmund Yorke1,2,3,4 b. c 1550, d. 14 Feb 1615

Mother Katharyn1 b. c 1550, d. 1632 or 1633

Dorothy Yorke was born on 25 April 1582 at Cotton End, Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England.1 She married Gov. Thomas Dudley, Judge of the Common Pleas, son of Capt. Roger Dudley and Susan Thorne, on 25 April 1603 at Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, England; They had 2 sons (Thomas; & Rev. Samuel) & 4 daughters (Anne, wife of Simon Bradstreet; Patience, wife of Daniel Denison; Sarah, wife of Benjamin Keayne & of Thomas Pacy; & Mercy, wife of Rev. John Woodbridge).1,2,3,4 Dorothy Yorke died on 27 December 1643 at Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, at age 61.1,3

Family

Gov. Thomas Dudley, Judge of the Common Pleas b. 12 Oct 1576, d. 31 Jul 1653

Children

   Rev. Samuel Dudley+1 b. 30 Nov 1608
   Mercy Dudley+5 b. 27 Sep 1621, d. 1 Jul 1691

Citations

 (1)  [S61] Unknown author, Family Group Sheets, Family History Archives, SLC.
 (2)  [S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 97-98.
 (3)  [S6] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry: 2nd Edition, Vol. III, p. 57-58.
 (4)  [S4] Douglas Richardson, Royal Ancestry, Vol. II, p. 477.
 (5)  [S11752] Dorothy-Jean Gabriel's Research.

http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p3975.htm#i119363

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Birth: Apr. 25, 1582 Northampton Northampton Borough Northamptonshire, England Death: Dec. 27, 1643 Roxbury Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA

Thomas Dudley married (1) in Hardingstone, Northamptonshire, 25 April 1603 Dorothy Yorke; "Dorothy Dudley the wife of Thomas Dudley" was admitted to Boston church as member #12 in 1630; she died at Roxbury 27 December 1643 "of the wind colic, a godly Christian woman & left a religious savor behind her." They had six children: Thomas, Samuel, Anne BRADSTREET, Patience DENISON, Sarah Keayne Pacy & Mercy Woodbridge.

Thomas and Dorothy are my 9th great grandparents. J P Fortin is also a descendant.

Several New England sources state that Dorothie died in Boston and was buried in Roxbury.



Family links:

Parents:
 Edmund Yorke (1545 - 1615)
 Katherine Robins Yorke (1548 - 1633)

Spouse:
 Thomas Dudley (1576 - 1653)

Children:
 Thomas Dudley (1605 - ____)*
 Samuel Dudley (1608 - 1683)*
 Anne Dudley Bradstreet (1612 - 1672)*
 Patience Dudley Denison (1612 - 1690)*
 Patience Dudley Denison (1616 - 1690)*
 Mercy Dudley Woodbridge (1621 - 1691)*

Siblings:
 Nathaniel Yorke (1580 - 1642)*
 Dorothy Yorke Dudley (1582 - 1643)
 Dorothy Yorke Dudley (1582 - 1643)*

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35822417

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Dorothy Dudley's Timeline

1582
April 25, 1582
Earls Barton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
April 25, 1582
Cotton End, Northampton, Eng
April 25, 1582
Coughton, Warwick, England
April 25, 1582
Cotton End, Northampton, Eng
1605
1605
Age 22
Northampton, Northa, England, Great Britain
1608
July 23, 1608
Age 26
Great Oakley, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
November 30, 1608
Age 26
Canon's Ashby, Northamptonshire, England
1612
March 20, 1612
Age 29
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
1614
February 4, 1614
Age 31
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England