Thomas Dudley1,2,3,4,5,6,7

(12 October 1576 - 31 July 1653)

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Relationship10th great-grandfather of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Ohlheiser
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Ohlheiser Family Pedigree
FatherRoger Dudley (c. 1552 - BTWN 1583-1585)
MotherSusanna Dorne ( - aft 1588)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildThomas Dudley was born on 12 October 1576, in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England.1
ChildHe was baptized on 12 October 1576, in Northamptonshire, England.
GroomHe married Dorothy Yorke, daughter of Edmond Yorke and Katherine, in England.
WitnessHe was widowed upon the death of Dorothy Yorke on 27 December 1643 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England.
GroomHe married Catherine Deighton, daughter of John Deighton and Jane Bassett, before 1645 in Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. The Widow Hackburne.
DeceasedHe died on 31 July 1653 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England, at the age of 76.1
InterredHe was buried in Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England.

Children with Dorothy Yorke:

Child with Catherine Deighton:

Immigrant Ancestor

On 13 June 1630, Thomas Dudley at the age of 53 years, and Dorothy Yorke, 48 years of age, arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England, with their child Mercy. They arrived with the Winthrop Fleet, aboard the flagship "Arabella."6

Some Life Events of Interest

RECALLED BY EARL WHO WAS JAILED BY KING CHAS.I-.

Founder or First Settler

In 1628, Thomas Dudley was included among the patentees named in the charter for London, Middlesex, England.
In 1631, Thomas Dudley was among the founders/first settlers of Cambridge, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. First named Newtowne, renamed Cambridge in 1636. (Located near present-day Harvard Square.) This was to be the colony´s capital. Dudley, Simon Bradstreet (his son-in-law) and others built there... but not John Winthrop as he and Thomas had serious disagreements over numerous issues both political and religious. basically, Dudley considered Winthrop to be too lenient and Winthrop considered Dudley too harsh.

Occupation

by his kinsman (maybe uncle, or maybe he was a 1/2 cousin once removed?), Judge Augustine Nicolls.
as the steward of Theophilus, 4th earl of Lincoln. (Lincoln was possibly his uncle.) Thomas "retired" from this employment in 1627, went to London and assisted in setting up the Company of the Massachusetts Bay

Military

Military ServiceIn 1597, he volunteered and received a Captain's commission from the Queen, Elizabeth I. He raised a company of 80 men to aid France's King Henry IV who was involved in a siege at Amiens... but the war had ended before he could ship out with his men.

Community Service

In 1630,Thomas Dudley was elected to serve as an Assistant as well as Deputy Governor for Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England.
In 1636,Thomas Dudley was appointed to serve as one of the 12 trustees to establish a college for the colony... which college later became Harvard University for.
In 1640, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England, Thomas Dudley was elected to serve as Governor.
In 1644, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England, Thomas Dudley was elected to serve as Commander in Chief (Major general) of the military forces.
In 1645,Thomas Dudley was re-elected to serve as the Governor for Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England.
In 1650,Thomas Dudley was again re-elected to serve as the Governor for Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. During this term as Governor, he signed the Charter for Harvard University.

Residences and Censuses

Thomas Dudley appeared on the census of 1636 in Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colony, New England. He was probabaly living in Ipswich at the time this census was taken, having removed there from Cambridge in 1635.8

Sources - Citations

  1. [S210] Find A Grave, online at findagrave.com; Photographs and data are submitted by volunteer members - Text only data should be confirmed by additional sources.
  2. [S268] Ron V. Jackson - compiler, Massachusetts Census, 1790-1890 (n.p.: Accelerated Indexing Systems, unknown publish date). Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999. Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.
  3. [S33] Yates Publishing, Compiler, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc. - Online Publication, 2004). A collection of records extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases - all data should be verified for accuracy by other sources., Source number: ; Source type: ; Number of Pages: ; Submitter Code: .
  4. [S164] Heritage Consulting, The Millennium File (Salt Lake City, Utah: Heritage Consulting - online publication, 2003). Online publication: Ancestry.com.
  5. [S192] P. William Filby, Editor, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s (Farmington Hills, Michigan: Gale Research, 2012). Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010., Place: Salem, Massachusetts; Year: 1630; Page Number: .
  6. [S192] P. William Filby, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s, Place: Charlestown, Massachusetts; Year: 1630; Page Number: .
  7. [S161] National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Compiler, Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970, online www.ancestry.com, (Louisville, Kentucky), Various Applicants, on Microfilm, 508 rolls.
  8. [S268] Ron V. Jackson - compiler, Massachusetts Census, 1790-1890, 1636 Residence place: Massachusetts Colony, MA.
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