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About John Dudley

This may NOT be the correct John Dudley. Other sources have "John Deudle or Dudley" b abt 1645 in England as Mary Dudley's father and Martha French's husband. sigh.

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  • FRENCH, Martha
  • b. 6 AUG 1654 Guilford, New Haven, CT.
  • d. 1690
  • Parents:
  • Father: FRENCH, Thomas
  • Mother: BUTTON, Mary
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 1673 Guilford, New Haven, CT.
  • Spouse: DUDLEY, John
  • b. 26 JUN 1635 Cambridge, Middlesex, Mass.
  • d. 30 MAY 1690 Guilford, New Haven, CT.
  • Children:
    • DUDLEY, John
    • DUDLEY, Mary
    • DUDLEY, Nathaniel b. 10 FEB 1678/9 Guilford, New Haven, CT.
    • DUDLEY, Ebenezer
    • DUDLEY, Mercy
    • DUDLEY, Jonathan
    • DUDLEY, Naomi
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_249.htm#53

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  • Genealogies of Connecticut Families: From the New England ..., Volume 1 By Judith McGhan
  • https://books.google.com/books?id=k6fDl9gE45IC&pg=PA250&lpg=PA250&d...
  • Pg.640
  • In a Town meeting February 11th 1673. Thomas French desiring that his son in law John Dudley might be accepted as a planter upon Thomas French engaging to give him 20 acres of land. The Town accepted John Dudley to be a planter.
  • (DEATH DATE OF about 1665 FOR THOMAS1 FRENCH DOES NOT MAKE SENSE SINCE HE WAS IN A TOWN MEETING IN 1673)
  • 1 Thomas1 French, } d. about 1665.
  • Mary Button, }
  • Deborah Button, }
    • 2 Mary2 French, }
    • John Everts, Jr., } m. Sept. 14, 1665 ; d. Sept. 2, 1677.
    • 3 Hannah2 French.
    • 4 Mercy2 French.
    • 5 Elizabeth2 French, }
    • Eleazer Isbel, } m. Nov. 11, 1668.
    • 6 Deliverance2 French, }
    • Edward Parks } m. Dec. 21, 1669.
    • 7 Sarah2 French, } b. Aug. 25, 1650 ; m. Oct. 24, 1668.
    • Nathaniel Parmelee, } d. in Indian War, 1676
    • (15) 8 John2 French, b. July 25, 1652.
    • 9 Martha2 French, } b. Aug. 6, 1654.
    • John Deadley, } m. 1673.
    • 10 Thomas2 French, b. June 12, 1656 ; d. Feb. 28, 1659.
    • (17) 11 Ebenezer2 French. b. April 3, 1658.
    • 12 Rebecca2 French, b. Jan. 10, 1660 ; d. Oct. 10, 1660.
    • 13 Samuel2 French, b. Aug. 21, 1667 ; d. young.
    • 14 Abigail2 French, b. March 2, 1669.
  • .... etc.

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  • A history of the plantation of Menunkatuck and of the original town of Guilford, Connecticut : comprising the present towns of Guilford and Madison by Steiner, Bernard Christian
  • https://archive.org/details/historyofplantat00steiuoft
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofplantat00steiuoft#page/132/mode...
  • John Deadly, Doudly, or Dudley, came to Guilford in 1673 and was
  • https://archive.org/stream/historyofplantat00steiuoft#page/133/mode...
  • admitted planter February 11, 1673-4. He married Martha, daughter of Thomas French, in 1673 and died May 30, 1690. The tradition is that, while quite a boy, he was going over London bridge, when he was met by a pressgang who asked him where he was going. He responded that he was going to see his godfather and godmother. They said they would go with him, but conducted him on board of a British man-of-war, where he was kept until he made his escape, while cruising at Boston some years after. Then he fled, came to Guilford and entered Thomas French's employ.

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  • Name John Dudley
  • Born 28 Jun 1635 Boston, Ma
  • Died Abt 1690 Guilford, New Haven Ct
  • Father Samuel Dudley, Rev., b. 30 Nov 1608, Northampton, England d. 10 Feb 1682/83, Exeter, New Hampshire (Age 74 years)
  • Mother Mary Winthrop, b. Abt 1620, d. 2 Apr 1643, Salisbury, Ma (Age ~ 23 years)
  • Family Martha French, b. Abt 1638
  • Married Abt 1673 Guilford, New Haven Ct
  • From: http://www.longislandsurnames.com/getperson.php?personID=I0868&tree...

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"Lived in Guilford, Conn. John Dudley, or Deudle, had been pressed on board a British man-of-war in London. Escaped and came to Boston and then to Guilford in 1673."

Families of Early Guilford, I:316

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/f/i/e/Harold-A-Field/WEB...

John Dudley (son of Samuel Dudley and Mary Winthorp) was born 28 Jun 1635 in Boston, MA, and died Abt. 1690 in Probably Guilford, New Haven Co., CT. He married Martha French on Abt. 1673 in Guilford, New Haven Co., CT, daughter of Thomas French and Mary Button.

Includes NotesNotes for John Dudley:

Records indicate that John Dudley lived with his grandfather, Gov. Dudley, as a young boy and later disappeared. Some say he died (no proof of this), but others say he ran away and later appeared in Guilford with old friends of his grandfather's, who had died by then. There are no ship records showing the arrival of an adult who could have been this John Dudley. However, another story says that this John Dudley had been impressed to serve on a ship in England and escaped years later in Boston. He then made his way to Guilford, where he worked for Thomas French, later marrying Thomas' daughter, Martha. His name, in early Guilford records, was spelled "Deadly", but later "Dudley." John is the pivotal point for claiming lineage with the Dudley and Winthrop lines. I have included him in the Dudley and Winthorp lineage, but keep in mind, there is no proof.

More About John Dudley and Martha French: Marriage: Abt. 1673, Guilford, New Haven Co., CT.

Children of John Dudley and Martha French are: Nathaniel Dudley. Ebenezer Dudley. Mercy Dudley. Naomi Dudley. John Dudley, b. Abt. 1675, Guilford, New Haven Co., CT, d. date unknown. +Mary Dudley, b. 16 May 1678, Guilford, New Haven Co., CT, d. 20 Apr 1740, Bolton, CT. Jonathon Dudley, b. Abt. 1686, Guilford, New Haven Co., CT, d. date unknown.

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John Dudley's Timeline

1635
June 28, 1635
Boston, Massachusetts Bay Colony
June 28, 1635
Baptised
June 28, 1635
Boston,Suffolk,Massachusetts
1671
June 11, 1671
Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut, United States
June 11, 1671
1673
June 1673
1674
December 17, 1674
1676
December 17, 1676
1678
May 14, 1678
Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony