Col. William Dudley

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William Dudley

Also Known As: "Harvard 1704", "Queen Anne's War", "Quebec Expediiton 1711"
Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: September 27, 1767 (80)
Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Roxbury, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Dudley and Rebecca Dudley
Husband of Elizabeth Dudley
Father of Thomas Dudley; Joseph Dudley; Lucy Tufts; Elizabeth Richards; Rebecca Gerrish and 4 others
Brother of Thomas Dudley; Edward Dudley; Hon. Paul Dudley; Samuel Dudley; John Dudley and 5 others

Occupation: Military Officer, Statesman, Legislator
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About Col. William Dudley

Dudley, Massachusetts is named for brothers Paul and William Dudley, who were its first proprietors,_Massachusetts Dudley was first settled in 1714 and was officially incorporated in 1732. The town was named for landholders Paul and William Dudley.[1] In April 1776, on his way to New York City from Boston after his victory in the Siege of Boston, General George Washington camped in the town of Dudley with the Continental Army along what is now a portion of Route 31 near the Connecticut border. During the trip, it is rumored that a "large cache" of captured and recovered British weaponry and supplies was ordered "concealed in the grounds" in the rural area along the route. The cache, hidden to resupply reinforcements from Massachusetts or to cover a retreat from the south, were never used or recorded as having been recovered.[2] Union soldiers from Dudley, the 15th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, suffered heavy casualties inflicted by the Confederacy during the Battle of Gettysburg.[3] Dudley was the primary manufacturer of "Brogan boots" worn by the Union Army and produced the majority of the standard issue Union uniforms worn during the Civil War.[4]

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Col. William Dudley's Timeline

October 20, 1686
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 3
Age 17
Harvard Coll
Age 37
Age 39
Age 41
Age 42
September 9, 1731
Age 44
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts
Age 45