Gov. Thomas Dudley
|Birthplace:||Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England|
|Death:||Died in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States|
|Place of Burial:||Eliot Burying Ground Roxbury Suffolk County Massachusetts, USA Plot: aka Eustis Street Cemetery|
Son of Capt. Roger Dudley and Susanna Dudley
|Occupation:||Governor of Massechusetts, Colonial governor of Massachusetts, 1630-34, 1637-1640, Army Captain, Steward to Earl of Lincoln, Governor, Magistrate, Govenor, Governor of Massachusetts, Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony 1634, 1640, 1645, 1650, governor|
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About Gov. Thomas Dudley
The current image is of his son Joseph Dudley, which is attributed to Sir Peter Lely. The former picture, of which there are several black & white copies in the Media Tab, is said to be a reverse of the picture of the son, and not actually a picture of Thomas. - Lloyd
Noted genealogist Allen Curtis believes he has proven the case for Thomas Dudley as a grandson of Capt. Henry Dudley. See The Mystery of Thomas Dudley's Paternal Ancestors By H. Allen Curtis and Roger Dudley’s Father Proved to be Captain Henry Dudley by H. Allen Curtis for a good overview of the currently accepted ancestry of Governor Thomas Dudley,
- Edmund Dudley (first son), d. 1487, m. Joyce Tiptoft.
- Edward Dudley (first son), b. 1459, d. 1531, m. Cecily Willoughby.
- 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.
- Capt. Henry Dudley (second son, requiring crescent on arms) b. ca, 1517, d. between 1568 and 1570, m. 1545-1550 Miss Ashton.
- 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.
- Governor Thomas Dudley.
Thomas Dudley, the only son of Capt. Roger Dudley and Susanna Thorne, was born in 1576 at Northampton, England. On March 14, 1590, when he was fourteen years old, his father was killed at the Battle of Ivery, leaving Thomas and his sister orphans, as their mother had died previously.
Thomas inherited 500 pounds from his father and was raised as a page in the family of Lord Compton, Earl of Northampton. Afterwards, he became a clerk to his maternal kinsman, Judge Nichols, thus obtaining some knowledge of the law, which proved to be of great service to him in his later life. Also, while still in his minority, he was trained in Latin by a "Mrs. Purefoy", who was probably his maternal grandmother, Mary Purefoy. All in all, he gained a competent education and was able to understand any Latin author as well as most educated people of his time.
In 1596, at the age of twenty, Thomas received a Captain's commission in the army. According to Cotton Mather, "the young sparks about Northampton were none of them willing to enter into the service until a commission was given to our young Dudley to be their Captain, and thus presently there were four-score that listed under him." Thomas and his company of volunteers went to France and fought on the side of Henry IV, King of France, at the siege of Amiens in 1597.
On the conclusion of peace in 1597, Thomas returned to England, settled at Northampton and became acquainted with Dod, Hildersham and other Puritan leaders and himself became a Puritan. In 1603, he married Dorothy Yorke, daughter of Edmonde Yorke, yeoman, of Cotton End, Northamptonshire. She was described by Cotton Mather as "a gentlewoman both of good estate and good extraction." By her he had five children. During the period from about 1600 to 1630, Thomas was steward (manager of estates) to Theophilus, Earl of Lincoln, who had been deep in debt prior to Thomas' stewardship. After only a few years of management by Thomas, however, the Earl was out of debt and was prospering. Also, during this period, Thomas became acquainted with John Cotton, renowned minister of Boston, Lincolnshire (and later of Boston, MA). The Puritans were considered by many political leaders and by the Church of England to be a threat and were subjected to substantial persecution. During the 1620's, relations between the Church of England and the Puritans worsened. Continuing pressure led to a decision by a large group of Puritans to emigrate to New England.
In 1629, Thomas Dudley was one of the signers of the agreement to form the Massachusetts Bay Company. On Oct. 20, 1629, in the city of London, he was chosen one of the five officers to come to America with the Royal Charter.
The Massachusetts Bay Company was essentially similar to any other trading company of the time, except that its members had managed to obtain possession of the company charter, or patent, and thus could take it with them to the New World. With possession of the patent that established their rights and privileges, they could control their own government and elect their own magistrates. The group elected John Winthrop governor and Thomas Dudley deputy governor in October 1629.
It is difficult to understand Thomas Dudley's decision to leave England for the unknown shores of North America. In England he had friends, position and prosperity. But he decided to leave all this behind. Apparently, the pressures of persecution were so great that he was virtually forced to leave England or give up his religious convictions.
In 1630, Thomas and his wife 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.
Although Thomas Dudley was 54 years of age when he landed in New England, he still had a long public career ahead of him. Throughout the rest of his life, he was almost constantly in public office. He was four times elected governor and thirteen times made deputy-governor. When not occupying either of these offices, he was usually to be found in the House as an Assistant. When the Standing Council with the idea of forming a body of members for life, Dudley was one of the three first chosen. When the New England Federation was formed in 1643, Dudley was one of the two commissioners chosen by Massachusetts to confer with those of the other colonies. There is hardly an event in the life of the colony during his own in which he did not act a part.
Thomas Dudley and Simon Bradstreet (both future governors) founded Cambridge in 1631. Thomas, however, lived for many years in Roxbury (now part of Boston). In 1636, he was one of twelve men appointed by the General Court to consider the matter of a college at Newtown (Cambridge) and was one to report favorably on the project. In 1650, as governor, Thomas signed the original charter of the new college, named Harvard College.
Thomas was a strict Puritan and clashed several times with other leaders of the colony. He was known to be very inflexible in his views. Cotton Mather wrote that if Thomas Dudley had been alive at the time of the witchcraft trouble, New England would never have been disgraced by the bloodshed of innocent persons. He was one of the principal founders of the First Church at Boston and in the church now standing at Berkley and Marlborough streets is a tablet with the following inscription:
THOMAS DUDLEY. FOR SEVENTEEN YEARS GOVERNOR OR DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY. AS GOVERNOR HE SIGNED THE CHARTER OF HARVARD COLLEGE. BORN IN ENGLAND 1576. DIED IN ROXBURY 1653. A MAN OF APPROVED WISDOM AND OF MUCH GOOD SERVICE TO THE STATE.
Thomas was evidently as strong in body as he was unyielding in temper and unbreakable in will. Dorothy Dudley died in 1643 and Thomas remarried to Catherine Dighton. By her he had three children, the most noted being Joseph Dudley (1647) the future royal governor of Massachusetts, who was born when the old man was 70 years of age.
Dudley was an able man with marked executive and business ability. His integrity was unimpeachable. His eye, though somewhat religiously jaundiced, was single to the public interest as he saw it. He was something of a scholar and wrote poetry, read in his day, but unreadable in ours. In him, New England Puritanism took on some of its harshest and least pleasant aspects. He often won approval, but never affection. He was positive, dogmatic, austere, prejudiced, unlovable. He dominated by sheer strength of will as a leader in his community. Like many of the others, he was no friend to popular government and a strong believer in autocracy. Opposed to the clergy in one respect, he believed that the state should control even the church and enforce conformity as the superior, and not the handmaid, of the ecclesiastical organization.
Thomas was a thrifty man, who became one of the largest landowners in Roxbury, He was a "trading, money-getting man" and was said to be somewhat hard and "prone to usury." When he died, his property was valued at £1,560 and included bandoleers, corselets, some Latin books, some on law, some that indicate a taste for literature, and many on the doctrines of religion.
On July 31, 1653, Thomas Dudley died at the age of 77 at Roxbury, Massachusetts. There was a great funeral, with the most distinguished citizens as pall bearers. the clergy were present in large numbers. Military units were present with muffled drums and reversed arms. He was buried at Roxbury, near his home, where his tomb may be seen on the highest point of land. His epitaph was written by Rev. Ezekiel Rogers and reads as follows:
In books a Prodigal they say; A table talker rich in sense; And witty without wits pretense; An able champion in debate; Whose words lacked number but not weight; Both Catholic and Christian too; A soldier timely, tried and true; Condemned to share the common doom; Reposes here in Dudley's tomb;
There has been much debate among historians and some genealogists concerning descent of the Massachusetts Dudleys from the famous Barons Dudley of England. Suffice it to say that Rev. Samuel Dudley, oldest son of Thomas, claimed such descent during his lifetime and apparently was not challenged. Furthermore, Thomas Dudley was accustomed to using the arms (seal) of the Barons Dudley to seal legal documents bearing his signature. In fact his will, written with his own hand, was sealed with the Dudley arms, indicating that he was descended from the Sutton-Dudleys of Dudley Castle. It was a serious offense under English law to use arms under false pretenses.
HIS RELATIONSHIP TO DUDLEYTOWN: Ed and Lorraine Warren say that Gov Dudley was an Uncle to the Dudleytown brothers (see "Ghost Hunters") and that he was "hacked to death in the vicinity of Dudleytown, and the murderer was never caught." As we can see, the Warrens never did any research into their claims. Gov Dudley died 84 years BEFORE the first Dudleytown brother set foot there, and that he died of natural causes in Roxbury.
Some well-known descendants include Alan Bartlett Shephare Jr., Oliver Wendell Holmes, Humphrey Bogart, Tennessee Williams, and Senator John Kerry.
Gov. Thomas Dudley. Born ca 1576 in Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England. Thomas was baptized in Yardley Hastings, on 12 Oct 1576. Thomas died on 31 Jul 1653 in Roxbury, MA.2 Buried on 6 Aug 1653 in Roxbury, MA.2 Occupation: magistrate. Religion: admitted to the Boston church as member #2 at its founding in 1630.
Thomas, of Roxbury, third Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, and sec. in it, acc. the Royal chart. was son of Capt. Roger, it is said, b. at Northampton, Eng. 1576; having leave from Queen Elizabeth to volunteer, he served under Henry IV of France, says a reputable tradition at the siege of Amiens, living after at Northampton, but by Isaac Johnson, wh. names him one of the Excors. of his will, is called of Clipsham, Co. Rutland. He came over 1630, prob. in the Arbella, as deputy governor, was early at Newtown, or Cambridge, and a short time at Ipswich, had a mill at Watertown, at last fixed at Roxbury. He was an Assistant 1635, and some later years but deputy governor 13 yrs. Gov. 1634, 40, 5, and 50.2
On 25 Apr 1603 Thomas first married 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.
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)
On 4 Apr 1644 Thomas second married Catherine Dighton, daughter of John Dighton & Jane Bassett, in Roxbury, MA.5 Born ca Jan 1614 in Gloucester, England. Catherine was baptized in St Nicholas, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, on 16 Jan 1614.5
Katherine (Deighton) (Hackbourne) (Dudley) Allyn.
Their children include: 4196 i. Deborah Dudley (27 Feb 1644[/5]-1 Nov 1683) 4197 ii. Gov. Joseph Dudley (23 Sep 1647-2 Apr 1720) 4198 iii. Paul Dudley (ca 1650-1 Dec 1681)
Husband: Thomas DUDLEY 1 2 3 4 5
Born: 1577 in Yardley Hastings, Northampton, England 6 7 8
Married: in England 49 50
Died: 30 Jul 1653 in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 9 Father: ROGER DUDLEY Mother: SUSANNA THORNE
Spouses: Katharine DEIGHTON
Wife: DOROTHY YORKE 39 40 41 42
Born: 1582 in England 43 Died: 27 Dec 1643 in Roxbury, Essex County, Massachusetts 44 Father: Mother:
divider Children divider
01 (F): PATIENCE DUDLEY 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61
Born: Died: 08 Feb 1690 in Ipswich, Essex County, Massachusetts 62 63 64 65
Spouses: Daniel DENISON
Thomas DUDLEY: Buried: 31 Jul 1653, Dudley Tomb, East Burial Ground, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 10 11 Residence: Cambridge, Ipswich, Boston, and Roxbury 12 Occupation: steward to Earl of Lincoln at Sempringham 13 Occupation: Colonial governor of Massachusetts, 1630-34, 1637-1640 14 15 Occupation: Governor of Massachusetts, 1634, 1640 Religion: a Puritan 16 Alt. Birth: 1576, Alt. Birth; Northampton, England 17 Baptised: 12 Oct 1576, Yardley, Northamptonshire, England 18 Occupation: before 1629, "a clerk to his kinsman, Judge Nicolls, under whose instruction he aquired much skill in the law." 19 Occupation: before 1629, "a page in the family of the Earl of Northampton" 20 Occupation: between 1630 and 1633, Deputy Governor; Colony of Massachusetts 21 Residence: 1630, Yardley, Northamptonshire, England 22 23 Immigration: 1630, on the Ship Arbella, part of John Winthrop's fleet, from England; Massachusetts 24 25 Occupation: between 1634 and 1640, Deputy Governor; Massachusetts 26 Residence: 1635, one of the first settlers of Massachusetts 27 Occupation: 1636, freeman 28 Occupation: between 1637 and 1639, Deputy Governor; Massachusetts 29 Occupation: between 1645 and 1650, Deputy Governor; Massachusetts 30 Will: 26 Apr 1652 31 32 He made additions to his will on 13 April, 28 May, and 8 July 1653. Alt. Death: 31 Jul 1652, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 33 Alt. Death: 31 Jul 1653, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts 34 35 36 Probate: 15 Aug 1653 37 38
Notes: Appointed Major-General
DOROTHY YORKE: Buried: 27 Dec 1643 45 Alt. Death: Dec 1643, Alt. Death 46 47 Immigration: 1630, on the Ship Arbella, from England to Massachusetts 48
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Thomas Dudley (October 12, 1576 – July 31, 1653) was a colonial magistrate who served several terms as governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, during which he sometimes clashed with his rival John Winthrop. Dudley was the chief founder of Newtowne, later Cambridge, Massachusetts, and built the town's first home. As Governor, Dudley signed the Charter creating Harvard College. Thomas Dudley Gate at Harvard College was named in his honor, as is the non-residential Dudley House. Dudley's descendants were early governors, ministers, judges, as well as the nation's first poet.
He was born in Northampton, England, the son of Capt. Roger Dudley and Susanna Thorne. Many have written that Roger Dudley was a scion of the noble Dudley family, descendants of John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley. The exact connection remains a subject of contention, reignited every few years by a new theory. Dudley's mother, Susanna Thorne, was descended from Henry II of England through her Purefoy ancestors. Thomas Dudley's father was killed at the Battle of Ivry, orphaning the young Thomas at the age of fourteen. He entered the service of several wealthy patrons, and was introduced to Puritanism in the late 1590s.
In the 30 years between his conversion and his eventual emigration with the Winthrop Fleet, Dudley served as steward to Theophilus Clinton, 4th Earl of Lincoln, a job often delegated to promising young men of ambition, good lineage and little money. Apparently Dudley performed an exemplary job in the Earl's service: the financial mess the Earl had gotten himself into was apparently eased due to Dudley's efforts on his behalf.  Massachusetts Bay Colony
In 1629, with tensions between the Puritans and the English government high, Dudley was chosen as one of the five officers to travel to the Americas under the Royal Charter. He was elected deputy governor; John Winthrop was elected governor. Traveling on the Arbella, the flagship of the Winthrop Fleet, Dudley arrived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. Perhaps due to his touchy nature, he clashed almost immediately with John Winthrop over the location of the seat of government of the new colony.
Dudley served as governor in 1634, 1640, 1645, and 1650. Throughout most of the other years of his time in Massachusetts, he served as deputy governor.
Dudley's letter “To the Right Honourable, My very good Lady, The Lady Bridget, Countess of Lincoln”, written in March 1631, narrated the first year’s experience of those “planters” who came over in Winthrop’s fleet of 1630. It appeared in print for the first time in the 1696 compilation, by Joshua Scottow, MASSACHUSETTS: or The first Planters of New-England, The End and Manner of their coming thither, and Abode there: In several EPISTLES (1696).
It was Dudley who signed the charter creating Harvard College when he was Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.  Family and property
Thomas Dudley married Dorothy Yorke in 1603, she died sometime before his next marriage which was in 1644. He then married secondly Katherine Deighton in 1644. His children include Rev. Samuel Dudley of Exeter, New Hampshire; Gov. Joseph Dudley; and the poet Anne Bradstreet.
The ancestral Dudley Castle is located at 52°30′50.89″N 2°4′47.62″W / 52.5141361°N 2.0798944°W / 52.5141361; -2.0798944.  Descendants of Thomas Dudley Charter creating Harvard College, signed by Governor Thomas Dudley, May 30, 1650
Thomas Dudley may have been a descendant of the Sutton Dudley clan of England, descended from Joan of Acre daughter of King Edward I of England and his wife Eleanor of Castile.
Descendants of his son Joseph Dudley married to Rebecca Tyng
* Paul Dudley * Robert Charles Winthrop * John Kerry * Louis Auchincloss * Burr Steers * Charles William Eliot * Samuel Eliot Morison * John P. Marquand
Descendants of his daughter Anne Dudley married to Simon Bradstreet
* Herbert Hoover * David Souter * Benjamin Wade * William Putnam Bundy * McGeorge Bundy * Wendell Phillips * Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. * Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. * Elisha Williams * William Ellery Channing * William Ellery Channing (1818–1901) * William Henry Channing * Richard Henry Dana, Jr. * Elliot Richardson * Oliver Partridge * Edward Partridge, Jr. * Robert Edwin Seamount * Andrew Wiggin (judge) * Jane Pierce * Edie Sedgwick * Kyra Sedgwick * Juliet Winters Carpenter * Steve Young * John Lithgow * Taylor Wishau
Descendants of his daughter Mercy Dudley married to John Woodbridge
* Daniel Coit Gilman * Sarah Orne Jewett * Humphrey Bogart * Robert E. Sherwood * Tasker H. Bliss * John Brown * Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. * Irene Castle * Don Van Vliet * Elsie de Wolfe * Tennessee Williams * Edwin Arlington Robinson * Frank Nelson Doubleday * William Marsh Rice * Bob Boone * Aaron Boone * Bret Boone * Scott Carpenter * Arthur Vining Davis
Descendants of his daughter Patience Dudley married to Daniel Denison
* Nicholas Gilman * John Taylor Gilman * Robert Gould Shaw * Francis Parkman * Robert Lowell * Harry Crosby
Descendants of his son Rev. Samuel Dudley married first to Mary Winthrop (son of John Winthrop), second to Mary Byley, and third to Elizabeth Smith
* Kelsey Grammer * Christopher Reeve * Alan Shepard * Sir Dudley Pound * A. Bartlett Giamatti * Paul Giamatti * John Langdon * Bill Cosby * David Dudley Field I * David Dudley Field II * Cyrus West Field * Henry Martyn Field (minister) * Stephen Johnson Field * Dudley Leavitt , Meredith, New Hampshire
* Source: Ancestry of Sen. John Kerry * Source: The First Annual Meeting of the Governor Thomas Dudley Association, Boston, Ma., Oct. 17, 1893
 See also
* Dudley-Winthrop Family * Billerica, Massachusetts
1. ^ Augustine Jones. The Life and Work of Thomas Dudley, The Second Governor of Massachusetts. Houghton, Mifflin & Co. (1900), pp. 3-10. 2. ^ Plantagenet Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families, Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham, David Faris, Published by Genealogical Publishing Company, 2004, ISBN 0806317507, 9780806317502 3. ^ Sidney Lee, ed. Dictionary of National Biography. Macmillan (1909), Vol. XXI, pp. 699-700. 4. ^ Harvard Charter of 1650, Held in the Harvard University Archives, harvard.edu 5. ^ His parents gave Dudley Leavitt his name because he was descended from Gov. Thomas Dudley on both his father's and his mother's side.
You can go to Adams, The Founding of New England, now available on the Internet, to read a very complete history of Dudley and others before coming to New England, and their role here once they arrived. It is not your schoolboy's history by any means.
BIOGRAPHY: Governor Thomas Dudley was the second Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and was commissioned President of the United Colonies. Dudley, Thomas 1576-1653 English colonial administrator in America who served as governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony (1634, 1640, 1645, and 1650) and as one of Harvard College's first overseers. His son Joseph (1647-1720) was also governor of Massachusetts from 1702-1715 (The American Heritage Dictionary)..
BIOGRAPHY: Thomas Dudley of Roxbury was the third Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and second "In" it, according to the Royal Chart.
He was the son of Captain Roger Dudley and was born at Northampton England in 1576. Having leave from Queen Elizabeth to volunteer, he served under Henry IV of France says a reputable tradition. He was at the siege of Amiens, living afterwards at Northampton, but by Isaac Johnson who names him as one of the executors of his will, it is called Clipsham County, Rutland.
He came over in 1630 probably in the Arbella as Deputy Governor and lived at Newton or Cambridge at first. Then he moved to Ipswich and had a mill at Watertown. He then moved to Roxbury and was an Assistant in 1635 and some years later, but Deputy Governor 13 years. He was Governor in 1634, 1640, 1645, and 1650. He died 31 Jul 1653 at age 76 and was buried 6 Aug 1653. His wife Dorothy died 27 Dec 1643 at age 61, and he married Catharine on 14 Apr 1643, the widow of Samuel Hackburne whose maiden name was Dighton. She married the Rev John Allin of Dedham on 8 Nov 1653 after he died.
The children of Thomas Dudley born in England with wife Dorothy were: Thomas who got his degree from Emanuel College Cambridge in 1626 and 1630; he came to the colonies in 1636 if at all. He may have died in 1637 because his father never mentioned him after that. Next child was Samuel, the oldest son born after 1610 and in England. He came over with his family and was Lieutenant in 1631 and married Mary Winthrop daughter of Gov. Winthrop in 1632 or 1633. He died 10 Feb 1684. Next child was Ann born around 1612 and married before leaving England to Simon Bradstreet, later Governor. She was a lady of great literary powers. She died 16 Sep 1672. Child Patience married Major General Daniel Denison. Child Sara baptized 23 Jul 1620 married Benjamin Keayne.
Child Mercy, our ancestor, b. 27 Sep 1621 married Rev John Woodbridge; she died 1 Jul 1691. The following children by Catharine Dighton in the colonies: Deborah b. 27 Feb 1645 married Jonathan Wade, Joseph b. 23 Sep 1645 graduated from Harvard College 1665, Paul baptized 8 Sep 1650 (Genealogical Directory of the First Settlers of New England, Volume II, by James Savage, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1990, pages 77-78).
BIOGRAPHY: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Third Edition, 1992 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Electronic version licensed from InfoSoft International, Inc. All rights reserved.
Family tree chart prepared by Stanwood E Flitner, Englewood, New Jersey, 1934 for Orlando Nelson Dana and Clara H. Lequin. Copies in possession of Diane Blanton Bargeron and June Blanton. Thomas Dudley is shown as the son of Susanna Thorne and father of Ann Dudley who is the first woman poet of New England
Genealogical Directory of the First Settlers of New England, Volume II, by James Savage, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1990, pages 77-78, (Tifton Tift County Public Library, Tifton, Georgia.)
BIRTH-DEATH-SPOUSE: SIXTEEN HUNDRED LINES TO PILGRIMS LINEAGE, BOOK 3, edited by Mary E. Mayo, Manchester, Connecticut, 1982, National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims, page 517.
Broderbund World Family Tree Archive, CD ROM, Volume 3. Thomas Dudley was Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1630, 1634, 1640, 1645 and 1650. He converted to Puritanism. In 1650 he signed the charter for Harvard. He came to America on the ship "Arabella" in 1630.
Thomas Dudley was orphaned at the age of 14. He was Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (see below).
Thomas Dudley From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Thomas Dudley Governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony In office 1634 – 1635 1640 – 1641 1645 – 1646 1650 – 1651 Preceded by John Winthrop (1634 & 1640) John Endecott (1645 & 1650) Succeeded by John Haynes (1635) Richard Bellingham (1641) John Winthrop (1646) John Endecott (1651) Born October 12, 1576 Northampton, England Died July 31, 1653 Thomas Dudley (October 12, 1576 – July 31, 1653) was a colonial magistrate who served several terms as governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Tablet inscription in the First Church of Boston. "For seventeen years governor or deputy governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. As governor he signed the charter of Harvard College. Born in England 1576. Died in Roxbury 1653. A man of approved wisdom and of much good service to the state.
(The following facts abstracted from Wikipedia) Still contention on facts of paternal lineage, but mother was in direct family line of Henry II of England.
I was orphaned at the age of 14, entered into the service of several wealthy patrons, and introduced to Puritanism in the 1590's. I served Theophilus, Earl of Lincoln, gaining very usable knowledge of finances. In 1603, I married my first wife, Dorothy Yorke. We had 5 children; Joseph, Anne, Mercy, Patience, and Samuel. In 1629, I was chosen one of five officers to travel under Royal Charter to America because of high tensions between the Puritans and the English government. I first served as deputy governor, but later as governor in 1634, 1640, 1645, and 1650. Throughout most of the other years that I lived in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, I served as deputy governor. My son, Joseph and my son-in-law, Simon Bradstreet were also in public service in Massachusetts. When I was governor, I signed the charter of Harvard College. My wife died in 1643 and I remarried Katherine Deighton the following year. I passed away in 1653 at the age of 76.
The ancestral Dudley castle is located at 52°30'50.89"N and 2° 4'47.62"W. Coordinates: 52°30′50.89″N, 2°4′47.62″W
Descendants of Thomas Dudley
Thomas Dudley was a descendant of the Sutton Dudley clan of England, descended from Joan of Acre (NOT Joan of Arc) daughter of King Edward I of England and his wife Eleanor of Castile.
son Joseph Dudley married to Rebecca Tyng
daughter Anne Dudley married to Simon Bradstreet
daughter Mercy Dudley married to John Woodbridge
daughter Patience Dudley married to Daniel Denison
son Rev. Samuel Dudley married first to Mary Winthrop (son of John Winthrop), second to Mary Byley, and third to Elizabeth Smith\
Thomas Dudley (October 12, 1576 – July 31, 1653) was a colonial magistrate who served several terms as governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony (1634-1635, 1640-1641, 1645-1646, 1650-1651), during which he sometimes clashed with his rival John Winthrop. Dudley was the chief founder of Newtowne, later Cambridge, Massachusetts, and built the town's first home.
As Governor, Dudley signed the Charter creating Harvard College in 1636. (John Harvard merely donated books.) Thomas Dudley Gate at Harvard College was named in his honor, as is the non-residential Dudley House. Dudley's descendants were early governors, ministers, judges, and his daughter Anne was the nation's first poet.
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wiki; Thomas Dudley (October 12, 1576 – July 31, 1653) was a colonial magistrate who served several terms as governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, during which he sometimes clashed with his rival John Winthrop. Dudley was the chief founder of Newtowne, later Cambridge, Massachusetts, and built the town's first home. As Governor, Dudley signed the Charter creating Harvard College. Thomas Dudley Gate at Harvard College was named in his honor, as is the non-residential Dudley House. Dudley's descendants were early governors, ministers, judges, as well as the nation's first poet.
Thomas Dudley (1576-1653), a Puritan leader of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in America, was four times elected governor of the colony.
Thomas Dudley was born in England. Little is known about his formative years except that he was an orphan and was befriended by people who saw that he was educated and placed in service to the English nobility. He rose to the post of steward to the Earl of Lincoln and took pride for having recouped the earl's diminishing fortune by raising tenant rents.
Dudley, converted to the Puritan belief by John Cotton, his pastor in England, came into contact with other emergent Puritans. By 1629 he was one of the small group who founded the Massachusetts Bay Company. Along with John Winthrop and other "persons of worth and qualitie," he became one of the eight shareholders in the company who arrived in the New World in 1630.
Dudley was second only to Winthrop among the leaders who made the crossing; once arrived, they assumed control of the new society. The former steward was now one of the "first magistrates of the Bay Company." Persecuted in the Old World, perhaps Dudley, more than the other oligarchs, became righteous and narrow in the New. "In Calvinism," historian Bernard Bailyn notes, men like Dudley "found doctrines that might be applied to every aspect of life."
For Dudley, at least, this proved all too true. He hoarded corn and lent it to his neighbors with the understanding that he would receive 10 bushels for every 7 1/2 lent; John Winthrop considered Dudley's practices usurious. Historian Edmund Morgan notes that "Dudley was a rigid, literal minded type, ready to exact his pound of flesh whenever he thought it due him." Yet, Dudley had his place in the development of the colony. He was 13 times deputy governor and was elected governor on 4 different occasions.
As might be expected, Dudley was no less rigid and fanatical in religious matters than in matters political and economic. The notorious expulsion of Roger Williams in 1635 was Dudley's most celebrated effort to thwart what he considered to be Winthrop's leniency in religious matters. Dudley also figured prominently in the persecution of Anne Hutchinson, who followed Williams into exile largely because of Dudley's allegations of her heresy. A strong believer in the political power of the oligarchy, and to his dying day (July 31, 1653) almost paranoid on the question of religious heresy, he was nevertheless a remarkable man, part of that first generation of New World Puritans who alone were able to keep the faith.
Residence 1: 1634 Removed to Ipswich,Essex County, Massachusetts Residence 3: 1644 Removed to Roxbury,Suffolk County, Massachusetts
ELEC: GOVERNOR & DEPUTY GOVERNOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS BAY COLONY
Immigration: 1630 Sailed to New England with the Winthrop Fleet Will: 26 Apr 1652
Per Christopher Schafer info, Gov. Thomas Dudley's year of birth may have been 1574.
Sailed on the "Arbella" to Massachusetts in 1630. Governor of Massachusetts 4 times. Founder of First Church of Charlestown, MA. Overseer of Harvard.
Thomas came to Massachusetts Bay Colony along with John Winthrop and served as deputy governor, later became governor.
The Winthrop Fleet consisted of eleven ships sailing from Yarmouth, Isle of Wright to Salem. Some sailed April 8, arriving June 13, 1630 and the followng days, the others to sail in May, arriving in July. The total count of passengers is believed to be about seven hundred, and presumed to have included the following people. Financing was by the Mass. Bay Company.
The ships were the Arbella flagship with Capt Peter Milburne, the Ambrose, the Charles, the Mayflower, the Jewel, the Hopewell, The Success, the Trial, the Whale, the Talbot and the William and Francis.
Sailed April 8 1630: Ambrose, Arbella, Hopewell, Talbot,
Sailed May 1630: Charles, Jewel, Mayflower, Success, Trial, Whale, William and Francis
Winthrop wrote to his wife just before they set sail that there were seven hundred passengers. Six months after their arrival, Thomas Dudley wrote to Bridget Fiennes, Countess of Lincoln and mother of Lady Arbella and Charles Fiennes, that over two hundred passengers had died between their landing April 30 and the following December, 1630. That letter traveled via the Lyon April 1, 1631 and reached England four week later. Fleet passengers included: Dudley, Thomas of Yardley, Northamptonshire Cambridge Dudley, Mrs. Dorothy Dudley, Samuel Dudley, Anne Dudley, Patience Dudley, Sarah Dudley, Mercy Dudley , Thomas
From: http://www.newenglandancestors.org Royal Descents, Notable Kin, & Printed Sources: Notable Descendants of Gov Thos Dudley by Gary Boyd Roberts Column begins series that will treat well-known descendants of immigrants of royal ancestry who left large progeny–especially sizable # of notables. Begin w/Thos Dudley (1576-1653), gov of MA Bay Colony, whose descendants for 5 gen have been recently treated by Marston Watson in Royal Families: Am of Royal & Noble Ancestry, Vol 1: Gov Thos Dudley & Descendants thru 5 Gen. Marston missed Mrs John Smibert, Alleynes of Barbados, & several children of Signer Wm Ellery Jr, but coverage of NH descendants of Rev Saml Dudley, of CT progeny of Mercy (Dudley) Woodbridge, & of Boston Brahmin descendants of Gov Jos Dudley is good, & commend bk to all genealogical libraries & everyone w/Dudley ancestry. Gov Thos Dudley is also subj of new hypothesized patrilineal descent dev by David Humiston Kelley & Marshall K Kirk. Both 1996 & 1999 ed of Plantagenet Ancestry of 17th-Cent Colonists by David Faris, plus 1995 Ancestors of Am Presidents (APP), p 200-1, & Notable Kin, Vol 1, 1998, (NK1), p 43-44, present major conclusion of Messrs Kelley & Kirk, Capt Roger Dudley, gov’s father, was very likely son of Sir Henry Dudley & ____, dtr of Christopher Ashton. Sir Henry was in turn son of John Dudley, 3rd Baron Dudley (Lord Quondam [has-been]), who bankrupted himself & family, & Cecily Grey, dtr (by Cecily Bonville) of Thos Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset, son of Sir John Grey & Elizabeth Woodville, later Queen of Edward IV, m-in-law of Henry VII, & gmother of Henry VIII. Roman Orsini line–& Medici & Farnese kinsmen–of Elizabeth Woodville, & thus probably of Dudley, covered in above NK1, p 34-44. Lord Quondam was son of Edward Dudley, 2nd Baron Dudley (& Cecily Willoughby), son of Sir Edmund Sutton or Dudley (& Joyce Tiptoft), son of John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley (& Elizabeth Berkeley), son of Sir John Sutton & Constance Blount. Constance was dtr of Sir Walter Blount (d 1403) by his Spanish wife, Sancha de Ayala, dtr of alcalde mayor of Toledo & sis of ggfather of Juana Henríquez, wife of Juan II, King of Aragon, & mother of Ferdinand V of Aragon. Sometimes considered 1st king of united Spain. Ferdinand was h of Isabella of Castile, sponsor of Columbus, & ancestor of Spanish & Austrian Habsburgs, kings of Eng, France, Prussia, etc. See AAP, p 365-68 & Register 152 (1998): 36-48. Royal descent of Dudley’s mother, Susanna Thorne, is outlined in 1993 compendium, Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants (reprinted, w/addenda, 2001 & 2002), p 251-52, & in F L Weis, W L Sheppard, Jr & David Faris, Ancestral Roots of Certain Am Colonists Who Came to Am Bef 1700, 7th ed (1992), lines 50, 30, 219, 218 (etc). Best descent, fully proved, for Susanna Thorne & Gov Dudley is from King John of Magna Carta fame (d 1216) thru illegitimate son, Reginald Fitz Roy, & Marmion, Grey of Rotherfield, Harcourt, Bessiles, Fettiplace, & Purefoy families. I listed post-1960 articles on Dudley’s ancestry in Reg 141(1987):101. Since that time Philadelphia scholar F N Craig has con't his survey of Susanna Thorne’s ancestry in Reg 142 (1988): 227-44, 150 (1996): 315-24, TAG 62 (1987): 43-46, 71 (1996): 200-5, 77 (2002): 57-65. I have long felt Gov Dudley was not only ur-father of Boston Brahmins; he was also, among immigrants of royal descent, colonial sire w/largest # of notable descendants. Listed below, 1stly, those treated in Notable Kin, Vol 1 & 2 (1998, 1999), mostly as descendants of poet Anne (Dudley) Bradstreet thru mid-19th Cent; of Rev Saml Dudley, frequent ancestor in northern New Eng; or of both Dudley & RI founder Anne Marbury Hutchinson thru 1) Denison, Rogers, & Parkman, 2) Bradstreet, Cotton, Gookin, Tracy, & Jackson, or 3) Atkins, Eliot, Morison, Tyng, & Marquand. In New Eng Ancestors 1 (2000), 2:38-41, I treated notable progeny of Gov Dudley & 2nd w, Lygon-descended Mrs Katherine Deighton Hackburne (also ancestress of Atkins-Marquand group just mentioned) thru granddaughter, Anne Dudley, dtr of Gov Jos, who m John Winthrop, ggrandson of Dudley’s rival. Lastly, I treated Elizabeth Marion Ashton, w of diplomat & historian James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce, Dudley-Deighton desendant via Wade, Wyer, & Shed, amg Eng figures of Lygon descent (NEXUS 16 : 200-1), & I covered Pres Seymour of Yale & wives of Pres John Rogers, John Leverett Jr, & Edward Holyoke in columns on Yale & Harvard pres (New Eng Ancestors 1 & Internet col #54). Total # of notable Dudley descendants already treated is 66. Below are addl 34, who belong in several groups. Boston Brahmins include Wendell Phillips, Mrs Henry Adams, Mrs Bainbridge Colby, Bundys, 2nd Mrs Arthur M Schlesinger Jr, Henry Lee Higginson, Ellery Sedgwick, Mrs Archibald Cox Jr, & Elliott Lee Richardson. Political or intellectual figures of CT descent incl Pres Ashbel Green of College of NJ, John Brown of Harpers Ferry, Mrs E E Hale, Pres D C Gilman of Johns Hopkins, Mrs E A MacDowell & US Sen Lowell P Weicker Jr Assoc w/NY (incl belles-lettres, theater, & soc) were Mrs Hobart, Robert Sherwood, Lady Mendl, Irene Castle, Mrs Norman Mailer, & among tycoon families Mrs L C Tiffany & Doubledays. Midwesterners of New Eng ancestry include Benj Franklin Wade of OH & niece, Mrs Schuyler Colfax Jr, Mormons incl 1 of 16 wives by whom Brigham Young left descendants (among them sect of Marriott hotel clan) & British figures incl wives of Lord Beaverbrook, press baron, Labor foreign sec Anthony Crosland. In col 14 of series, & at grter length in forthcoming Holiday 2002 issue of New Eng Ancestors, treat Dudley descent, via Woodbridge & Alleynes of Barbados, of Viscountess Linley, dtr-in-law of late Princess Margaret. Gov Dudley’s living progeny probably exceeds 10 million Am, mostly descendants of Rev Saml, poet Anne Bradstreet, or Woodbridges. Following link below to list of 66 figures already treated, my coverage of add'l 34, in usual Notable Kin format, incl all of each figure’s lines from other immigrants of royal descent, especially Samuel & Judith (Everard) Appleton, several Bulkeleys (incl Mrs Elizabeth St John Whiting), Mrs Mabel Harlakenden Haynes [Eaton] & Gov Wm Leete of CT, & Wm Goddard. Appletons & Mrs Goddard will be subjs of future columns. Notable Dudley Descendants Previously Treated by Gary Boyd Roberts.
From Notable Kin, Vol 1 & 2 (NK1, NK2): 1. Thos Dudley–esp NK1:44 2. Mrs Anne Dudley Bradstreet–esp NK1:105 3. Elisha Williams–NK1:105 4. Mrs John Smibert–NK1:105 5. Mrs Wm Ellery Jr–NK1:105 6. Mrs Francis Dana–NK1:105 7. Richard Henry Dana–NK1:105 8. Richard Henry Dana Jr–NK1:105 9. Wm Ellery Channing–NK1:105 10. Mrs Washington Allston (both)–NK1:105 11. Mrs Geo Ripley–NK1:105 12. Mrs Franklin Pierce–NK1:109-10 13. Herbert Clark Hoover–NK1:101, 103 14. Nicholas Gilman Jr–NK1:147-49 15. John Langdon Jr–NK1:148, 150, NK2:185, 189 16. David Hackett Souter–NK1:157 (152-57) 17. Oliver Wendell Holmes–NK1:182, 184-85, NK2:210 18. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr–NK1:178, 182, NK2:210 19. Francis Parkman Jr–NK1:193, 195-96 20. Robert Gould Shaw II–NK1:220, 224 21. Mrs George Wm Curtis–NK1:220, 224 22. Nancy Witcher Langhorne Shaw Astor, Viscountess Astor (1st h, Robert Gould Shaw III)–NK1:220, 224 23. Mrs Henry Dearborn–NK2:185-86, 188-89 24. Mrs Henry Wadsworth Longfellow–NK2:186, 188-89 25. Mrs Silas Weir Mitchell–NK2:186, 188-89 26. Barrett Wendell–NK2:186, 188-89 27. Lucile Langhorne, known as Mary Astor (4th h, Thos Gordon Wheelock)–NK2:186, 188-89 28. Mrs Yves Tanguy–NK2:187, 188-90 29. Mrs Arnold Lucius Gesell–NK2:187-90 30. Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr–NK2:188-90 31. Mrs Stephen Davison Bechtel Jr–NK2:188-90 32. Mrs Erskine Hamilton Childers–NK2:188-90 33. Mrs Owen Wister–NK2:197, 200 34. Mrs Benj McLane Spock–NK2:198-99, 201 35. Louis Stanton Auchincloss–NK2:199, 201 36. Charles Wm Eliot–NK2:209, 213 37. Mrs Abbott Lawrence Lowell–NK2:209, 214 38. Mrs Geo Ticknor–NK2:209, 213 39. Charles Eliot Norton–NK2:209, 213 40. Mrs Josiah Royce–NK2:210, 213 41. Robt [Traill Spence] Lowell [IV]–NK2:210-11, 214 42. John Phillips Marquand (II)–NK2:211, 213 43. Saml Eliot Morison–NK2:211, 213-14 44. Mrs Jacques Barzun–NK2:211-12, 214-15 45. Wm Marsh Rice–NK2:5, 7 46. Mrs Alexis Irenée duPont, Mrs Alfred Irenée duPont, & Mrs Henry Belin duPont–NK2:11, 13 47. Mrs Howard Robards Hughes–NK2:18, 20-21 48. Mrs Wm Stamps Farish Jr–NK2:3, 5, 7, 18, 20-21 49. John Ward Dean–NK2:52-53, 56-57 50. Mrs Elizabeth French Bartlett–NK2:67, 71-72 51. Humphrey [deForest] Bogart–NK2:117, 119 52. Mrs Cecil Blount deMille–NK2:125, 127 53. Thos Lanier “Tennessee” Williams–NK2:126, 128, 177, 181 From New Eng Ancestors 1 (2000): 2:40-41: 54. Mrs Silas Deane 55. Robt Chas Winthrop 56. Mrs Lewis Morris Rutherfurd 57. Mrs Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis 58. Mrs Henry Cabot Lodge II 59. Jos [Wright] Alsop [V] & Stewart [Johonnot Oliver] Alsop 60. John Forbes Kerry 61. Alfred [Heinrich Karl Ludwig], Count Waldersee (w, Mary Esther Lee, Princess of Nöer) From NEXUS 16 (1999): 200-1: 62. James Bryce, 1st Viscount Bryce (w, Elizabeth Marion Ashton) From New Eng Ancestors 1 (2000): 5-6:41-42: 63. Chas Seymour From NewEnglandAncestors.org column #54: 64. Mrs John Rogers 65. Mrs John Leverett Jr 66. Mrs Edward Holyoke 1. Ashbel Green, 1762-1848, pres of College of NJ (later Princeton), 1812-22, Presbyterian clergyman; Jacob Green & Ruth Pierson; John Pierson & Ruth Woodbridge; Timothy Woodbridge & Mehitable Wyllys; John Woodbridge & Mercy Dudley, Saml Wyllys & Ruth Haynes; Gov Thos Dudley & Dorothy York, Geo Wyllys, gov of CT. (RD?) & Mary Smith, John Haynes, gov of MA & CT, & Mabel Harlakenden. 2. John Brown of Harper’s Ferry, 1800-1859, abolitionist; Owen Brown & Ruth Mills; Gideon Mills Jr & Ruth Humphrey; Oliver Humphrey & Sarah Garrett; Jonathan Humphrey & Mercy Ruggles; Benj Ruggles & Mercy Woodbridge; John Woodbridge Jr & Abigail Leete; John Woodbridge & Mercy Dudley, see #1 above, Gov Wm Leete (likely RD) of CT & Anna Payne. 3. Benj Franklin Wade, 1800-1878, US Sen, radical Republican leader; James Wade & Mary Upham, Saml Wade Jr & Martha Upham; Saml Wade & Lydia Newhall; Nathaniel Wade & Mercy Bradstreet; Simon Bradstreet, gov of MA, & Anne Dudley, known as Mrs Anne Bradstreet, poet; Gov Thos Dudley & Dorothy York. 4. Schuyler Colfax Jr, 1823-1885, Speaker of US House of Representatives, US Vice Pres under Grant (w, Ellen Maria Wade; Theo Lemuel Wade & Augusta Bettes; James Wade & Mary Upham, see #3 above). 5. Brigham Young, 1801-1877, Mormon leader & colonizer of UT (Emily Dow Partridge, 1 of 16 among 68 wives by whom Young left issue; Edward Partridge & Lydia Clisbee; Wm Partridge & Jemima Bidwell, Jos Clisbee, Jr. & Miriam Howe; Oliver Partridge & Anna Williams, Adonijah Bidwell & Jemima Devotion, Asa Howe & Rachel Goddard; Edward Partridge & Martha Williams, Wm Williams Jr & Hannah Stoddard, Ebenezer Devotion & Naomi Taylor, Wm Goddard & Keziah Cloyes; Wm Williams & Elizabeth Cotton (par of Martha & Wm Jr), Edward Taylor, poet, & Ruth Wyllys, Josiah Goddard & Rachel Davis; Seaborn Cotton & Dorothy Bradstreet, Saml Wyllys & Ruth Haynes, #1 above, Wm Goddard & Elizabeth Miles; Rev John Cotton [RD?] & Sarah Hawkredd, Gov Simon Bradstret & Anne Dudley, poet, #3 above). 6. John Henry Hobart, 1775-1830, Episcopal bishop of NY, rector of Trinity Church, NYC (w, Mary Gookin Chandler; Thos Bradbury Chandler & Jane M. Emott; Wm Chandler & Jemima Bradbury; Thos Bradbury & Mary Hilton; Wm Bradbury & Rebecca Wheelwright, Edward Hilton & Anne Dudley; Thos Bradbury & Mary Perkins, Saml Dudley & Mary Winthrop; Gov Thos Dudley & Dorothy York). 7. Wendell Phillips, 1811-1884, orator & reformer; John Phillips & Sarah Walley; Wm Phillips & Marg Wendell, Thos Walley & Sarah Hurd; John Phillips & Mary Buttolph, Jacob Wendell & Sarah Oliver, John Walley & Bethia Eyre; Samuel Phillips Jr & Mary Emerson, James Oliver & Mercy Bradstreet, John Eyre & Katherine Brattle; Saml Phillips & Sarah Appleton, Saml Bradstreet & Mercy Tyng, Thos Brattle & Elizabeth Tyng; Saml Appleton & Judith Everard, Gov Simon Bradstreet & Anne Dudley, poet, see #3 above, Wm Tyng & Elizabeth Coytmore (par of Mercy & Elizabeth). 8. Edward Everett Hale, 1822-1909, Unitarian clergyman, author of “Man W/O A Country” (w, Emily Baldwin Perkins; Thos Clap Perkins & Mary Foote Beecher; Enoch Perkins & Anne Pitkin, Presbyterian clergy Lyman Beecher & Roxana Foote; Matthew Perkins & Hannah Bishop, Timothy Pitkin & Temperance Clap, Eli Foote & Roxana Ward; Jos Perkins & Martha Morgan, Wm Pitkin, gov of CT, & Mary Woodbridge, Andrew Ward [III] & Diana Hubbard; Jos Morgan & Dorothy Parke, Timothy Woodbridge & Mehitable Wyllys, see #1 above, Andrew Ward Jr & Elizabeth Fowler, Daniel Hubbard & Diana Ward; Thos Parke & Dorothy Thompson, Andrew Ward & Deborah Joy [par of Andrew Jr & Diana]; John Thompson & Alice Freeman, Jacob Joy & Elizabeth Spencer; Wm Spencer & Agnes Harris). 9. Henry [Brooks] Adams, 1838-1918, novelist & historian (w, Marion Hooper; Robert Wm Hooper & Ellen Sturgis; Wm Sturgis & Eliza Marston Davis; John Davis & Ellen Watson; Wm Watson & Elizabeth Marston; John Watson & Priscilla Thomas, Benj Marston Jr & Elizabeth Winslow; Caleb Thos & Priscilla Capen, Benj Marston & Patience Rogers, Isaac Winslow & Sarah Wensley; Jos Capen & Priscilla Appleton, John Rogers, 6th pres of Harvard College, & Elizabeth Denison, Josiah Winslow, gov of MA, & Penelope Pelham; John Appleton & Priscilla Glover, Daniel Denison & Patience Dudley, Edward Winslow, gov of Plymouth Colony [RD?] & Susanna----, Herbert Pelham, 1st treas of Harvard College, & Jemima Waldegrave [d England]; Saml Appleton & Judith Everard, Gov Thos Dudley & Dorothy York). 10. Daniel Coit Gilman, 1831-1908, educator, pres of Univ of CA, 1st pres of Johns Hopkins Univ; Wm Chas Gilman & Eliza Coit; Benj Clark Gilman & Mary Thing Gilman, Daniel Lathrop Coit & Elizabeth Bill; John Gilman & Jane Dean (par of B C Gilman), Jos Coit & Lydia Lathrop; Thos Dean & Deborah Clarke, Thos Lathrop & Lydia Abell; John Clarke & Elizabeth Woodbridge, Joshua Abell & Bethia Gager; Benj Woodbridge & Mary Ward, Robert Abell & Joanna ----; John Woodbridge & Mercy Dudley, #1 above. 11. Thos Brackett Reed, 1839-1902, congressman, Speaker of US House of Rep (w, Susan Prentice Merrill; Saml Hill Merrill & Hannah Prentice; James Merrill & Martha Crockett, Josiah Prentice & Nancy Wiggin; Humphrey Merrill & Elizabeth McLucas, Chase Wiggin Jr & Mary Perkins; Saml Merrill & Elizabeth Bradbury, Chase Wiggin & Martha Weeks, John Perkins & Mary Wiggin; Thos Bradbury & Elizabeth Merrill, Bradstreet Wiggin & Anne Chase [par of Chase], Jonathan Wiggin & Mary Emery [par of Mary]; Jacob Bradbury & Elizabeth Stockman, Andrew Wiggin & Hannah Bradstreet; Wm Bradbury & Rebecca Wheelwright, John Stockman & Sarah Pike, Gov Simon Bradstreet & Anne Dudley, poet, see #3 above; Thos Bradbury & Mary Perkins). 12. Tasker Howard Bliss, 1853-1930, soldier, diplomat, US chief of staff, 1917-18; Geo Ripley Bliss & Mary Anne Raymond; Elijah Worthington Bliss & Lucy Ripley, Eliakim Raymond & Mary Carrington; Gad Bliss & Abiah Colton, Daniel Noble Carrington & Mabel Warner; Benj Colton Jr & Abiah Cooley, Oliver Warner & Lois Ruggles; Benj Colton & Elizabeth Pynchon, Joseph Ruggles & Rachel Toles; John Pynchon III, gson of Mrs Amy Wyllys Pynchon of Mass (see NEA 1 , 3:42) & Bathshua Taylor, Benj Ruggles & Mercy Woodbridge; John Woodbridge Jr & Abigail Leete, see #2 above. 13. Bainbridge Colby, 1869-1950, lawyer, US sec of state under Wilson (1917-18) (1st w, Nathalie Sedgwick Washburn, authoress; Wm Tucker Washburn, poet, author of Fair Harvard [descendant of Mrs Frances Deighton Williams, see NEA 1 (2000), 3:43-44] & Katherine Maria Sedgwick; Robt Sedgwick & Elizabeth Dana Ellery; William Ellery III & Abigail Shaw; Wm Ellery Jr, signer of Dec of Indep, & Anne Remington, gggranddtr of Gov Thos Dudley, via both Bradstreets & Woodbridges–NK2:197, 200). 14. Clark McAdams Clifford, 1906-1998, pres adviser, US sec of defense (wife, Margery Pepperell Kimball; Willis Gove Carleton Kimball & Lulu Burton Randall; Willis Gaylord Clark Kimball & Lois Annella Gove; Nathan Webster Gove & Mary C Tyler; Osborn Hull Tyler & Sarah Fiske; Abraham Tyler Jr & Hannah Bartlett; Abraham Tyler & Abigail Stickney; Job Tyler Jr & Elizabeth Parker; Job Tyler & Marg Bradstreet; Dudley Bradstreet & Anne Wood; Gov Simon Bradstreet & Anne Dudley, poet, see #3 above. 15. Wm Putnam Bundy, b 1917-2000, ed of Foreign Affairs, & McGeorge Bundy, 1919-1996, pres adviser (Kennedy & Johnson), pres of Ford Foundation; Harvey Hollister Bundy & Katharine Lawrence Putnam; Wm Lowell Putnam & Elizabeth Lowell; Geo Putnam Jr & Harriet Lowell, Augustus Lowell & Katherine Bigelow Lawrence; George Putnam & Elizabeth Anne Ware, Chas Russell Lowell (bro of poet & diplomat James Russell Lowell, see NK1:183, 185-86, & descendant of Percival Lowell, George Curwen [likely RD], Robt Traill of NH, & Samuel & Judith [Everard] Appleton) & Anne Cabot Jackson (par of Harriet), John Amory Lowell & Elizabeth Cabot Putnam (par of Augustus); Henry Ware & Elizabeth Bowes, Patrick Tracy Jackson & Lydia Cabot, John Lowell III & Rebecca Amory (par of J A Lowell); Nicholas Bowes Jr & Rebecca Wendell, Jonathan Jackson & Hannah Tracy (see NK2:209, 213, descendant of Mrs Anne Marbury Hutchinson & of Gov Dudley via Bradstreet, Cotton, & Gookin), John Lowell Jr & Sarah Higginson (his 1st w); Nicholas Bowes & Lucy Hancock, Jacob Wendell Jr & Elizabeth Hunt, John Lowell & Sarah Champney; John Hancock & Elizabeth Clarke (gpar of patriot John Hancock [III], NK1:140, 142), ggdtr of Rev Peter & Jane (Allen) Bulkeley, Jacob Wendell & Sarah Oliver (see #7 above, ggdtr of Mrs Elizabeth Coytmore Tyng & gggdtr of Gov Dudley via Bradstreets), Ebenezer Lowell & Elizabeth Shailer; John Lowell Jr & Naomi Torrey; John Lowell & Mary----; Percival Lowell & Rebecca----. 16. Edwin Arlington Robinson, 1869-1935, poet; Edward Robinson Jr & Mary Elizabeth Palmer; Edward Palmer & Mary Ayer Woodbridge; Thos Woodbridge & Lydia Ayer; Benj Woodbridge Jr & Susanna Tappan, see NK2:170 (#s 86-87)-71, 173-74, 177, 180), respectively a gggson of Gov Dudley via Woodbridges & ggdtr of Christopher & Anne (Bainton) Batt. 17. Robt [Emmet] Sherwood, 1896-1955, playwright, editor, & critic; Arthur Murray Sherwood & Rosina Emmet; John Sherwood & Mary Elizabeth Wilson, Wm Jenkins Emmet & Julia Pierson; Saml Sherwood & Hannah Lorain Bostwick, Robt Emmet & Rosina Hubley; Saml Bostwick Jr & Polyphena Ruggles, Thos Addis Emmet of NY, physician & lawyer, & Jane Patten; Saml Bostwick & Anna Fiske, Lazarus Ruggles & Hannah Bostwick; Ebenezer Fiske & Mehitable----, Jos Ruggles & Rachel Toles, see #12 above; John Fiske & Hannah Baldwin; John Baldwin & Mary Bruen; Obadiah Bruen of Conn & Sarah----. 18. Sarah Orne Jewett, 1849-1909, novelist; Theo Harmon Jewett & Caroline Frances Perry; Wm Perry & Abigail Gilman; Nathaniel Gilman & Abigail Odlin; Nicholas Gilman & Anne Taylor, gggdtr of John Winslow (RD?) & Mrs Catherine Hamby Hutchinson, ggggdtr of Gov Dudley (via Denison, Rogers, & Taylor) & Mrs Anne Marbury Hutchinson, see NK1: 147-49, Woodbridge Odlin & Abigail Gilman; John Odlin & Elizabeth Woodbridge, widow of John Clarke, #10 above. 19. Wm Maxwell Aitken, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, 1879-1964, Brit & Canadian financier & newspaper owner, politician, mbr Churchill’s war cabinet, 1940-42 (w, Gladys Henderson Drury; Chas Wm Drury & Mary Louise Henderson; Ward Chipman Drury & Charlotte Augusta Hayne; Chas Vallancy Drury & Frances Amelia Hazen; Wm Hazen, loyalist, & Sarah LeBaron; Jos LeBaron & Sarah Leonard; Nathaniel Leonard & Priscilla Rogers; Daniel Rogers & Sarah Appleton; John Rogers, 6th pres Harvard College, & Elizabeth Denison, see #9 above; John Appleton & Priscilla Glover; Saml Appleton & Judith Everard). 20. Norman Mailer, b. 1923, novelist & man of letters, political commentator (3rd of 6 wives, Lady Jeanne Louise Campbell; Ian Douglas Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll [gnephew of John Donald Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll, gov-genl of Canada & s-in-law of Queen Victoria] & Hon Janet Gladys Aitken; Wm Maxwell, 1st Baron Beaverbrook, #19 above, & Gladys Henderson Drury). 21. Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr, b 1917, historian (of Jackson, FDR & Kennedy), pres advisor (Kennedy) (2nd w, Alexandra Temple Emmet; Wm Temple Emmet Jr & Lily Dulany Cushing; Wm Temple Emmet & Cornelia Boarman Zabriskie, Howard Gardiner Cushing & Ethel Cochrane; Robt Stockton Emmet & Katharine Temple, Robt Maynard Cushing & Olivia Donaldson Dulany, Alexander Cochrane Jr & Mary Lynde Sullivan; Robt Emmet & Rosina Hubley, Robt Emmet Temple & Catharine Margaret James, Grafton Lord Dulany & Olivia Donaldson, Alexander Cochrane & Margaret Rea, John Langdon Sullivan & Mary Eliza Lynde; Thos Addis Emmet of NY, physician, lawyer, & Jane Patten, Robt Temple & Clarina Hawkins, Walter Dulany Jr & Elizabeth Brice, Thos Russell Sullivan & Charlotte Caldwell Blake; Wm Temple & Amy Fitch, Walter Dulany & Mary Grafton, John Langdon Sullivan & Elizabeth Russell, Francis Blake & Elizabeth Augusta Chandler; Robt Temple & Mehitable Nelson, Richard Grafton & Hannah Chetham; Thos Russell & Elizabeth Hendley, Gardiner Chandler & Elizabeth Ruggles; John Nelson & Elizabeth Tailer, Dr Edward Chetham & Mary Drake of MD. (asserted RD), James Russell & Katherine Graves, John Chandler & Mary Church, Timothy Ruggles Jr, loyalist, & Bathsheba Bourne; Daniel Russell & Rebecca Chambers, Chas Church & Hannah Paine, Timothy Ruggles & Mary White; James Russell & Abigail Curwen, Benj Church & Alice Southworth, Nathaniel Paine Jr & Dorothy Raynsford, Saml Ruggles & Martha Woodbridge, Geo Curwen (RD?) & Elizabeth Herbert, Constant Southworth (RD?) & Elizabeth Collier, Jonathan Raynsford & Mary Sunderland, John Woodbridge & Mercy Dudley, #1 above; Edward Raynsford & Elizabeth----). 22. Gilbert Newton Lewis, 1875-1946, physical chemist, co-inventor of cyclotron (w, Mary Hinckley Sheldon; Edward Stevens Sheldon, philologist & lexicographer, & Katherine Hamlin Hinckley; Barney Hinckley & Malvina Hamlin Wheeler; Seth Hinckley & Anstiss Ross Gorham; Barnabas Hinckley & Mary Billings; Seth Hinckley & Sarah Berry, Daniel Billings & Mary Ruggles; Thos Hinckley & Ruth Merrick, Benj Ruggles & Alice Merrick; Nathaniel Merrick & Alice Freeman [par of Ruth & Alice], Timothy Ruggles & Mary White, #21 above; Saml Freeman & Mercy Southworth; Constant Southworth [RD?] & Elizabeth Collier). 23. Edward Alexander MacDowell, 1861-1908, composer & teacher of music (w, Marian Griswold Nevins; David Henry Nevins & Cornelia Leonard Perkins; Henry Nevins & Lucretia Mainwaring, Thos Shaw Perkins & Marian [Mary Anne] Griswold; David Nevins Jr & Mary Hubbard; Robt Mainwaring & Elizabeth Rogers, Elias Perkins & Lucretia Shaw Woodbridge, Roger Griswold, gov of CT, & Fanny Rogers; Russell Hubbard & Mary Gray, Christopher Mainwaring & Deborah Denison, James Rogers & Mary Harris [par of Elizabeth], Joseph Perkins III & Joanna Burnham, Ephraim Woodbridge & Mary Shaw, Zabdial Rogers & Elizabeth Tracy [par of Fanny]; Daniel Hubbard & Martha Coit, Richard Mainwaring & Eleanor Jennings, Peter Harris & Elizabeth Mainwaring, Jos Perkins Jr & Mary Bushnell, Paul Woodbridge & Sarah Goodridge, Isaac Tracy & Elizabeth Bushnell; John Hubbard & Mabel Russell, Oliver Mainwaring of CT & Hannah Raymond [par of Richard & Elizabeth], Jos Perkins & Martha Morgan, Ephraim Woodbridge & Hannah Morgan, John Tracy Jr & Elizabeth Leffingwell; Daniel Russell & Mehitable Wyllys, see #1 above, who later m Timothy Woodbridge, Jos Morgan & Dorothy Parke, John Woodbridge Jr & Abigail Leete, see #2 above, John Tracy & Mary Winslow; Thos Parke & Dorothy Thompson, Josiah Winslow [RD?] & Margaret Bourne; John Thompson & Alice Freeman).
24. [Chas] Anthony [Raven] Crosland, 1918-1977, British MP & cabinet official, foreign sec under James Callaghan, 1976-77 (w, Mrs Susan Barnes Watson Catling; Mark Skinner Watson & Susan Owens; Winslow Chas Watson & Ella Salina Barnes; Winslow Cossoul Watson & Susan Pierpont Skinner; Elkanah Watson Jr & Rachel Smith, Richard Skinner, gov of VT, & Frances Pierpont; Elkanah Watson & Patience Marston, Robt Pierpont & Lois Collins; John Watson & Priscilla Thos, Benj Marston, Jr & Elizabeth Winslow [both couples #9 above], Chas Collins & Anne Huntington; Timothy Collins & Elizabeth Hyde; John Collins & Anne Leete; John Leete & Mary Chittenden, Gov Wm Leete of CT. [RD?] & Anna Payne).
25. Henry Lee Higginson, 1834-1919, fndr Boston Symphony Orchestra, Harvard benefactor; Geo Higginson Jr & Mary Cabot Lee; Geo Higginson & Martha Hubbard Babcock, Henry Lee & Mary Jackson; Adam Babcock & Martha Hubbard, Jos Lee & Elizabeth Cabot, Jonathan Jackson & Hannah Tracy, descendant of Mrs Anne Marbury Hutchinson of RI, Gov Dudley, & Rev John Cotton (RD?), NK2:209, 213; Daniel Hubbard Jr & Mary Greene, Thos Lee Jr & Lois Orne; Daniel Hubbard & Martha Coit, #23 above, Thos Lee & Deborah Flint;---- Lee & Martha Mellowes; John Mellowes & Martha----; Oliver Mellowes & Mary James; Abraham Mellowes & Martha Bulkeley. 26. Louis Comfort Tiffany, 1848-1933, art patron, glassmaker, & designer of Tiffany lamp (1st w, Mary Woodbridge Goddard; Levi Hart Goddard & Mary Woodbridge Perkins; Calvin Goddard & Alice Cogswell Hart, Henry Perkins & Mary Woodbridge; Daniel Goddard & Mary Willard, Elisha Perkins & Sarah Douglas, Nathaniel Shaw Woodbridge & Elizabeth Mumford; Edward Goddard Jr & Hepzibah Hapgood, Jos Perkins Jr & Mary Bushnell, see #23 above, John Douglas & Olive Spalding, Ephraim Woodbridge & Mary Shaw, see #23 above, John Mumford & Lucretia Christophers; Edward Goddard & Susannah Stone, Benj Spalding Jr & Sarah Hall, John Christophers & Jerusha Gardiner; Wm Goddard & Elizabeth Miles, Benj Spalding & Olive Farwell, John Gardiner & Sarah Saltonstall; Henry Farwell & Olive Welby, Gurdon Saltonstall, gov of CT, & Jerusha Richards; Nathaniel Saltonstall & Elizabeth Ward; Richard Saltonstall & Muriel Gurdon). 27, 28. Frank Nelson Doubleday, 1862-1934, publ, fndr Doubleday & Co & father, by 1st w, Neltje DeGroff (nature writer as Neltje Blanchan), of Nelson Doubleday, 1889-1949, pres & CEO of Doubleday & Co; Wm Edwards Doubleday & Ellen Maria Dickinson; John Tilden Doubleday & Mary Elizabeth Whiting, Horace Dickinson & Mercy Amelia Bigelow; Mason Whiting & Mary Ogden Edwards, Lemuel Dickinson & Mary Little, Abijah Bigelow & Mercy Amelia Spring; Wm Whiting & Anna Mason, Timothy Edwards & Rhoda Ogden, NK1:109-10, Ephraim Little & Elizabeth Woodbridge, Converse Spring & Mercy Learned; Jeremiah Mason & Mary Clark, David Little & Elizabeth Southworth, Saml Woodbridge & Mabel Russell (m 1stly John Hubbard), #23 above, Joshua Learned & Elizabeth Goddard; Daniel Mason & Dorothy Hobart, Wm Southworth & Rebecca Pabodie, Benj Woodbridge & Mary Ward, #10 above, Josiah Goddard & Rachel Davis; Jeremiah Hobart & Elizabeth Whiting, Constant Southworth (RD?) & Elizabeth Collier, Wm Goddard & Elizabeth Miles; Saml Whiting & Elizabeth St John. 29. Ella Anderson deWolfe, Lady [Charles] Mendl, known as Elsie deWolfe, 1865-1950, actress, socialite, pioneer interior decorator; Stephen deWolfe & Georgina Watt Copeland; Stephen Brown deWolfe & Harriette Ruggles; Timothy Ruggles III & Sarah Dwight; Timothy Ruggles Jr, loyalist, & Bathsheba Bourne, #21 above. 30. Ellery Sedgwick, 1872-1960, editor of Atlantic Monthly; Henry Dwight Sedgwick Jr & Henrietta Ellery Sedgwick, cousin; Robt Sedgwick & Elizabeth Dana Ellery (par of Henrietta E), see #13 above. 31. Irene Foote, known as Irene Castle, 1893-1969, dancer, w of (1st h) Vernon Blythe, known as Vernon Castle, 1887-1918, dancer; Hubert Townsend Foote & Annie Elroy Thos; Edward Bliss Foote & Catherine Goodno Bond; Herschel Foote & Pamelia Bliss Townsend; John Foote Jr & Lois Mills; John Foote & Rosanna Humphrey; Joanthan Humphrey & Mercy Ruggles, see #2 above. 32. Archibald Cox Jr b 1912, lawyer, educator, US solicitor genl & Watergate prosecutor (w, Phyllis Ames; Richard Ames & Dorothy Abbott; James Barr Ames & Sarah Russell, Nathan Abbott & Frances Field; Geo Robt Russell & Sarah Parkman Shaw, Chas Field & Henrietta Frances Armstrong; Robt Gould Shaw & Elizabeth Willard Parkman, NK1:220, 224 & NK2:212, 215, Alfred Field & Sophronia Gilbert; Saml Parkman & Sarah Rogers [gggdtr of Saml & Judith (Everard) Appleton & ggggdtr of Gov Dudley, via Denison-Rogers & Woodbridge-Ruggles, & of Mrs Elizabeth St John Whiting, NK1:193, 195], Isaac Gilbert & Jerusha Bowen; Silas Bowen & Mehitable Huntington; Henry Bowen & Margaret Davis; Isaac Bowen & Hannah Winchester; Henry Bowen & Elizabeth Johnson; Griffith Bowen & Margaret Fleming). 33. Elliot Lee Richardson, 1920-1999, cabinet official (sec of HEW; of defense; & of commerce; US atty genl), diplomat; Edward Peirson Richardson & Clara Lee Shattuck; Maurice Howe Richardson & Margaret White Peirson, Frederick Cheever Shattuck & Elizabeth Perkins Lee; Nathan Henry Richardson & Martha Anne Barber, Geo Cheyne Shattuck Jr & Anne Henrietta Brune, Henry Lee Jr & Elizabeth Perkins Cabot; Wyman Richardson & Deliverance Bolles, Jonathan Barber & Achsah Howe, Geo Cheyne Shattuck & Eliza Cheever Davis, Henry Lee & Mary Jackson, #26 above, Saml Cabot Jr & Elizabeth Perkins; Nathaniel Bolles & Thankful Bolles, Calvin Howe & Esther Howe, Benj Shattuck & Lucy Barron, Samuel Cabot & Sarah Barrett, NK2:207; David Bolles & Lydia Kirby (par of Nathaniel), Jonathan Bolles Jr & Elizabeth Randall (par of Thankful), Asa Howe & Rachel Goddard (par of Esther), Jonathan Barron Jr & Rachel Howard, Saml Barrett & Mary Clarke; Samuel Bolles & Lydia Balch (par of David), Jonathan Bolles & Mary---- (par of Jonathan Jr), Wm Goddard & Keziah Cloyes, Jonathan Barron & Rebecca Prescott, Richard Clarke, loyalist (gggson of Saml & Judith (Everard) Appleton & of John Lawrence of Long Island & ggggson of Mrs Elizabeth Bulkeley Whittingham Haugh) & Elizabeth Winslow (ggdtr of John Winslow [RD?] & of Mrs Catherine Hamby Hutchinson, & gggdtr of Mrs Anne Marbury Hutchinson of RI), NK2:17, 19, 207, 213; Saml Bolles & Mary Dyer (par of Saml Jr & Jonathan), Josiah Goddard & Rachel Davis, Jonathan Prescott & Rebecca Bulkeley; Jos Bolles of Maine & Mary (Howell?), Wm Goddard & Elizabeth Miles, Peter Bulkeley & Rebecca Wheeler; Edward Bulkeley & Lucian----; Rev Peter Bulkeley & Jane Allen. 34. Lowell Palmer Weicker Jr, b 1931, US Sen (1971-89), gov of CT; Lowell Palmer Weicker & Mary Hastings Bickford; Theo Weicker & Florence Edith Palmer; Lowell Mason Palmer & Grace Humphreys Foote; Chester Palmer & Achsah Smith Melvin, Arthur Wellington Foote & Elizabeth Rieggles; Urban Palmer & Lucy Ranney, Lancel Foote & Laura Humphrey; Julius Ranney & Jerusha Butler, John Foote Jr & Lois Mills, #31 above, George Humphrey & Rachel Humphrey; Silas Butler & Jerusha Spencer, Oliver Humphrey & Sarah Garrett (par of Rachel), #2 above; Malachi Butler & Jemima Daggett; Thos Daggett & Elizabeth Hawes; John Hawes & Desire Gorham; Edmond Hawes & ---- ----.
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Robinson: Robinson Genealogical Soc, Robinson Genealogy, vol 2, Descendants of Gain Robinson & Moses Robinson (1933), p 30; H W Palmer, Palmer Families in Am (1927-53, typescript, Mss 297 at NEHGS), p 5719 & Woodbridge, p 6-8, 10, 13-14, 25, 45-46, 79-81, 124-25. 17. Sherwood: NCAB, Current Vol F, 1939-42 (1942), p 346-47 (R E Sherwood), H A Bostwick, Genealogy of Bostwick Family in Am (1901), p 134-35, 175-76, 243-44, 417-18, 140, F.C. Pierce, Fiske & Fisk Family (1896), p 75-77, 100-1, S W Abbott, Families of Early Milford, CT (1979), p 266 (Fiske), 14-15 (Baldwin) & H M Pitman & D L Jacobus, Comstock-Thomas Ancestry of Richard Wilmot Comstock (1964), p 60-63 (Bruen); Ruggles, p 142-45, 148; T A Emmet, Memoir of John Patten Emmet, MD (1898, J P Emmet), Emmet pedigree following p 62. 18. Jewett: F C Jewett, Hist & Genealogy of Jewetts of Am, vol 2 (1908), p 647-50, Gilmans, p 72, 74-76, 80-81, & Woodbridge, p 6-8, 10, 12-13, 23. 19, 20. Lady Beaverbrook & Mrs Mailer (Lady J L Campbell): Burke’s Landed Gentry, 18th ed, vol 2 (1969), p 165 (Drury) & Burke’s Peerage & Baronetage, 106th ed (1999), p 231-32 (Beaverbrook), 106 (Argyll); T E Hazen & D L Jacobus, Hazen Family in Am (1947), p 93-94, 185-86, M LeB. Stockwell, Descendants of Francis LeBaron of Plymouth, MA (1904), p 28, 48-49, SHG, vol 6, 1713-1721 (1942), p 324-27 (Rev Nathaniel Leonard), Dudley, p 892-94 & Appleton, p 1-2. 21. Mrs Schlesinger: Who’s Who entries for A M Schlesinger Jr, 25th & 50th reports of Harvard class of 1929 (W T Emmet Jr); J P Emmet, Emmet pedigree following p 62 & G O Zabriskie, Zabriskie Family, vol 1 (1963), p 838; Temple Prime, Some Acct of Temple Family, 3rd ed (1896), p 49-51, 55-57 (& NYGBR 55 : 116-17, 229, 301-2) & Descent of John Nelson (1894), p 4-6; J S Cushing, Genealogy of Cushing Family (1905), p 459 & A T Cushing, Genealogy of Cushing Family, 1905-1969 (1969), p 87-88; K A & W A Hagey, Hagey Families in Am & Dulaney Family (1951), p 548-49, 564, 581 & Count d’Angerville, Living Descendants of Blood Royal, vol 3 (c1964), p 721-22 (asserted RD of Mrs Mary Drake Chetham & line to G L Dulany); NCAB, vol 27 (1939), p 204 (Alexander Cochrane Jr) & W K Watkins works cited in RD500, p 86; death record of John Langdon Sullivan (MA VRs, Deaths, 505:1, D P Corey, Births, Marriages & Deaths in Town of Malden, MA, 1649-1850 (1903), p 81 (J L Sullivan & M E Lynde marriage record), T C Amory, Matls for Hist of Family of John Sullivan of Berwick, New Eng (1893), p 152, T B Wyman, Genealogies & Estates of Charlestown, 1629-1818 (1879), p 830-34 (Russell), 481 (Hathorne-Curwen) & Sidney Perley, Hist of Salem, MA, vol 2, 1638-70 (1926), p 37-38 (Curwen); Geo Chandler, Chandler Family (1883), p 227-31, 460-62, 827-29, J A Church, Descendants of Richard Church of Plymouth, MA (1913), p 32-34, 43-44 & S G Webber, Genealogy of Southworths (Southards) (1905, Southworth), p 29-33; H D Paine, Paine Family Records, vol 1 (1880), p 38-39 & Register 139 (1985): 296-301, 304-6; Ruggles, p 51-53, 55, 78-79. 22. Mrs Lewis: NCAB, vol 36 (1950), p 166-67 (G N Lewis) & 1884 mar record (MA VRs, Marriages, 1884, 354:43) of E S Sheldon & K H Hinckley; E Chas Hinckley, Hinckley Heritage & Hist, 2nd ed (1976), p 34-35, 46-47, 64, 81, 99 (incomplete ch of Barney Hinckley & Malvina Hamlin Wheeler), G B Merrick, Genealogy of Merrick-Mirick-Myrick Family of MA, 1636-1902 (1902), p 19-20, 26, 34, 41 & J E Freeman, Freeman Families in Nova Scotia, 2 vols (1986), p 398-99, 1232-33 (Freeman, Southworth); Ruggles, p 51-53, 55, 90. 23. Mrs MacDowell: NCAB, vol 11 (1901), p 446 (E A MacDowell) & R H Walworth, Hyde Genealogy, 2 vols (1864, Hyde), p 197, 1009-12 (Mainwaring, Nevins), 25-26, 129, 887-91 (Winslow, Tracy, Rogers, Griswold, Perkins); E W Day, 1000 Yrs of Hubbard Hist (1895, Hubbard), p 186, 190 & Register 37 (1883): 33-34 (Russell, Wyllys, Haynes); NYGBR 51 (1920): 307-9, 311-12, 315-17, 319-20, 325 (Mainwaring, Harris) & Reg 156 (2002): 263, 267-68 (Harris, Rogers); G A Perkins, Family of John Perkins of Ipswich, MA (1889, Perkins), Jacob Perkins sect, p 12-13, 18-19, 28, 55, Parke 2, p 24-26, 30, 51 & Woodbridge, p 6-8, 10-12, 19-22, 34-36, 65-68, 106-8. 24. Mrs Crosland: Who Was Who in Am (WWWA), vol 4, 1961-1968 (1968), p 988 (M S Watson); Reg 18 (1864): 365-68 & F W & E C B Barnes, Genealogy of Thos Barnes of Hartford, CT, vol 1 (2001), p 539 (Watson) & Marston, Rogers (both in Dudley), Winslow & Pelham sources cited #9 above; Hyde, p 18-20, 83, 301-4 (Leete to Winslow Charles Watson). 25. Higginson: T W Higginson, Descendants of Rev Francis Higginson (1910), p 30-31, 34-35, 41-42, 52, Stephen Babcock, Babcock Genealogy (1903), p 67-68 & Hubbard, p 186, 190-91; Reg 76 (1922): 198-210 (Lee) & D L Jacobus, Bulkeley Genealogy (1933), p 24-27 (Mellowes); S C Paine & C H Pope, Paine Ancestry (1912), p 135-45, 177-79, 183-93, 195-99 (Tracy to Mrs Huntington, Gov Dudley & Rev John Cotton). 26. Mrs Tiffany: Goddard 1, p 69-73, 78, Goddard 2, p 1173-75, 1218-20, 1224, Perkins, Jacob Perkins sect, p 12-13, 18-19, 29-31, 61, & Woodbridge, p 6-8, 10-12, 19-22, 34-36, 65-68, 106-8, 156-59; C H J Douglas, Collection of Family Records [Douglas] (1879), p 78-79, 113-21 & J D Farwell, Farwell Family, vol 1 (1929), p 25-37, 46-47, 150 (Farwell, Spalding); NYGBR 42 (1911): 213-14, 51 (1920): 211-12, 178-79, 236-37 (Saltonstall to Mrs Tiffany) & R M Saltonstall, Ancestry & Descendants of Sir Richard Saltonstall (1897), p 12-13, 19-20, 31-34. 27, 28. Doubledays: M B Curfman & S W D Rockstroh, Doubleday Families of Am, 2nd ed (1993), p 168-70, 252-53, 303-6, W H Edwards, Timothy & Rhoda Ogden Edwards of Stockbridge, MA, & Their Descendants (1903), p 1-16, 20-21, 28-29, 126-27, 130, 136, Reg 15 (1861): 217, 224, 17 (1863): 214-16 (Mrs Elizabeth St John Whiting to W E Doubleday); E V Smith, Descendants of Nathaniel Dickinson (1978), p 313, 325-26, 342, Woodbridge, p 6-8, 10, 12-13, 23-24, 41-43 (& Reg 37 : 33-34 [Wyllys, Russell]); R S Wakefield, Mayflower Families Thru 5 Generations, vol 18 (Warren), pt 1 (1999), p 94-95, pt 2 (1999), p 160 (Little) & Southworth, p 27-33, 193-94; Patricia Bigelow, Bigelow Family Genealogy, vol 1 (1986), p 129-30, 263, Henry Bond, Genealogies of Families & Descendants of Early Settlers of Watertown, MA, 2nd ed (1860), p 444 (Spring), W L Learned, Learned Family (1898), p 80-81, & Goddard 1, p 69-73, 77. 29. Lady Mendl: Notable Am Women, 1607-1950, Biographical Dictionary, vol 1 (1971), p 469-71, C B Perry, Charles D’Wolf of Guadaloupe, His Ancestors & Descendants (1902), p 248, 251-52, & Ruggles, p 51-53, 55, 78-79. 30. Sedgwick: Sedgwick, p 221-22, 230, 232 & Signers 1, p 254, 256, 260, 267-68, 278-79. 31. Castle: Notable Am Women, Modern Period, Biographical Dictionary (1980), p 142-43, A W Foote, Foote Family (1907, Foote), p 59, 127-28, 257, 387-88, 490, vol 2 (1932), p 1024-25, & Frederick Humphreys, Humphreys Family in Am (Humphreys), vol 1 (1883), p 257-58, 261-65. 32. Mrs Cox: 25th & 50th anniv vols for Harvard classes of 1934 (A Cox Jr) & 1907 (R Ames); NCAB, vol 18, p 141-42 (J B Ames), Biographical Sketch of Robt Gould Shaw (1776-1853) (1880, anonymous), p 21, 30-31, A W Hodgman, Elias Parkman of Dorchester & His Descendants (typescript, 1929), p 91-101, es 91, 96 & W M Emery, Newell Ancestry (1944), p 53-70, as cited in NK1:195; F C Pierce, Field Genealogy (1901), p 428-49, 671-74, H W Brainard, H S Gilbert & C A Torrey, Gilbert Family (1953), p 269-70, & C W Bowen, History of Woodstock, CT: Genealogies of Woodstock Families, vol 3 (1930), p 509, 512-3 (Bowen). 33. Richardson: WWWA, vol 2, 1943-1950 (1950), p 447, vol 13, 1998-2000 (2000), p 232 (E P & E L Richardson) & NCAB, vol 18 (1922), p 425-26 (M H Richardson); C F Richardson & G W Chamberlain, Genealogical Records Relating to Nathan Henry Richardson & Martha Ann (Barber) Richardson & Their Ancestors & Descendants (typescript at NEHGS, 1933), esp p 1, 10, 14, 19, 31, 36-37, 53-54, 56-57, plus G E Williams, Genealogy of Descendants of Joseph Bolles of Wells, ME (1970), p 14-21, 29, 39-40, 49-51, 73-74, 132) & Goddard 1, p 73, 77, 2, p 1126, 1130; Lemuel Shattuck, Mem of Descendants of Wm Shattuck (1855), p 155-57, 244-54, B M Larson, Shattuck Mem, No II (1977), p 321-22, 340 esp & Bulkeley, p 24-27, 92-113, 129-31, 151 (does not cover later hist or progeny of Rebecca [Prescott] Barron, b 1704); Reg 76 (1922): 198-210, 212-15 (Lee); Cabot, p 197, 209, 212, 214-20, 226-28 (full Am ancestry of Mrs Sarah Barrett Cabot). 34. 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From findagrave.com: Birth: Oct 12 1576, Eng Death: Jul 31 1653, Boston, Suffolk Co, MA, USA Colonist, Colonial Gov. He was 2nd Gov of MA Bay Colony & mbr of 1st Board of Overseers for Harvard College. Born in Northhampton, Eng he m Dorothy Yorke & came to colonies in 1626 as many did to follow tchgs of Rev John Cotton. He & his wife came to New World on "Arabella" & after feeling Plymouth was too vulnerable to attack by sea he & other members, most notably John Winthrop & Simon Bradstreet traveled up river to higher ground. They traveled up river & climbed hill on North shore. Local legend states Dudley then thrust his cane into ground & declared "This is the place." Location is now corner of John F Kennedy & Mt Auburn Sts. It is thru this story Thomas Dudley is considered founder of Cambridge. Thomas' wife Dorothy d in 1643 & next yr he m Katherine (Deighton) Hackburne, widow. They moved from Cambridge & settled in nearby Roxbury. Thomas had 8 children in all, 5 by Dorothy Yorke & 3 by Katherine Deighton. Most notable of his offspring was Joseph Dudley (b 1647) who became future royal gov of MA. Joseph b when Thomas was 70 yrs old. In 1650 as 1 of his 1st acts as gov, he signed charter to Harvard College, establishing guidelines the Univ still uses for operation today. Harvard's famed Dudley House is named for him as is Dudley Station in Roxbury on commuter train line. He also established Roxbury Latin School during yrs he lived in that section of city. School is still open today & considered 1 of 1st public schools in Am. He was founder of 1st Church at Boston, where tablet honoring him was placed. (bio by: R Digati) Burial: Eliot Burying Ground, W Roxbury, Suffolk Co, MA, USA
From Rootsweb.com: Thomas Dudley was elected gov of MA Colony in 1634 & was re-elected 3 times. MA claimed jurisdiction over NH at that time. Most of life & times of Thomas Dudley are detailed in book "Dudley Family History" written by Dean Dudley. Book is in library of Essex Inst, Salem, MA. Thomas was orphan when he was very young, & it was noticed by some he was very religious & studious. He was sent to school by charitably disposed woman. Schools were few in those days & he learned great deal by his own unaided efforts. He was reported to have learned Latin by himself but could not pronounce words correctly, having never heard them pronounced, although he knew their meaning. Early in his life he became page in family of Lord Compton, afterward Earl of Northampton. Later he became Stewart of Estates of Earl of Lincoln, who was greatly pleased with his mgmt. He became Puritan & was 1 of projectors, & later on Dec 1 1629 became undertaker of MA Bay Colony. He came to colonies in ship "Arabella" to Salem & in company w/Gov Winthrop to Charlestown. He was 1st governor elected by popular vote in Colony. He was 1 of 12 who founded Harvard college. He signed charter for College as Gov. His mansion where he d Dec 31 1653, was taken down & replaced by fort which was later replaced by Universalist Church in Roxbury, MA. His tomb is in cem next to church.
Laurel Logan August 9, 2008
Thomas Dudley (October 12, 1576 – July 31, 1653) was a colonial magistrate who served several terms as governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
Early years He was born in Northampton, England, the son of Capt. Roger Dudley and Susanna Thorne. Many have written that Roger Dudley was a scion of the noble Dudley family, descendants of John Sutton, 1st Baron Dudley. The exact connection remains a subject of contention. Dudley's mother, Susanna Thorne, was descended from Henry II of England. Thomas Dudley's father was killed at the Battle of Ivry, orphaning the young Thomas at the age of fourteen. He entered the service of several wealthy patrons, and was introduced to Puritanism in the late 1590s.
In the 30 years between his conversion and his eventual emigration with th
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No original complete lists survive which name the passengers of the ships sent to America by the Massachusetts Bay Company from 1628 to 1630. Immediately below are lists of the surnames of first settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Commonwealth as proposed by worthy researchers of the last two centuries. Scarcely half of these brave settlers survived to raise families. The married couples who survived often saw half their children die in infancy. We remember all these courageous persons, who were motivated by their Christian faith in a time of religious persecution to venture their lives to make a new society for us in the wilderness. We owe them our very existence as a Nation, and the core of our Constitution, and we should never forget their principles and purpose.
At the bottom of this page are alphabetically arranged links to vital data of the first settlers of the Massachusetts Bay Commonwealth who are known to have had children. Their descendants are warmly invited to apply for membership in The Winthrop Society, and to participate in our historical and genealogical research. In some cases, the settler is specially treated by still another hereditary society, focused upon that settler's descendants or those bearing the surname. You will find links to these societies under the settler's listing. These societies are independent entities, not formally related to or monitored by The Winthrop Society.
Colonist, Colonial Governor. He was the second Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony and member of the first Board of Overseers for Harvard "College." Born in Northahmpton, England he married Dorothy Yorke and came to the colonies in 1626 as many did to follow the teachings of Reverend John Cotton. He and his wife came to the New World on the "Arabella" and after feeling that Plymouth was too vulnerable for attack by sea he and other members, most notably John Winthrop and Simon Bradstreet traveled up the river to higher ground. They traveled up the river and climbed a hill on the North shore. Local legend states that Dudley then thrust his cane into the ground and declared "This is the place." The location is now the corner of John F. Kennedy and Mount Auburn Streets. It is through this story that Thomas Dudley is considered the founder of Cambridge. Thomas's wife Dorothy died in 1643 and the next year he married Katherine (Dighton) Hackburne, a widow. They moved from Cambridge and settled in nearby Roxbury. Thomas had eight children in all, five by Dorothy Yorke and three by Katherine Dighton. The most notable of his offspring was Joseph Dudley (born 1647) who became the futu
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October 12, 1576
Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, England
October 12, 1576
Yardley Hastings, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
October 12, 1576
Northampton, Northa, England, Great Britain
October 12, 1576
Yardley Hastings, Northampton, England
October 12, 1576
Yardley Hastings, Northampton, England
Northampton, Northa, England, Great Britain
July 23, 1608
Great Oakley, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
November 30, 1608
Canon's Ashby, Northamptonshire, England