Gov. Joseph DUDLEY

Male 1647 - 1720  (72 years)


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  • Name Joseph DUDLEY  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Prefix Gov. 
    Birth 23 Jul 1647  [2
    Born 23 Sep 1647  Roxbury, Suffolk Co. , Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 26 Sep 1647  Roxbury Church, Roxbury, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Education 1665  [1, 3
    Graduated from Harvard College 
    Fact 1672  Became a freeman Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Fact Between 1673 and 1675  Respresentive Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Fact Between 1676 and 1685  Elected assistant Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Fact 1686  Appointed President of Mass. and N.H. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Fact 1687  Member of Sir Edmund Andros' council Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Fact Between 1702 and 1715  Gov. of Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Will 27 Oct 1719  [3
    Died 02 Apr 1720  Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Buried 8 Apr 1720  Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Death 02 Apr 1750  Roxbury, Suffolk, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • Excerpt from Royal Families Americans of Royal and Noble Ancestry, Vol. 1 Gov. Thomas Dudley: He graduated 1665 from Harvard College and studied theology. However, he did not pursue the ministry but preferred a political career instead. "His subsequent official career was the most brilliant that had then been witnessed in the new world." He was chosen a representative in 1673 for Roxbury and was present Deember 1675 at the battle with the Narragansett Indians (King Philip's War). He was one of two commissioners for the United Colonies from 1677 to 1681. He visited England in 1682 and was selected by Gov. Edmund Andros to his Council. He was made Chief Justice of an unconstitutional Supreme Court, and was subsequently imprisioned. He became President of the Massachusetts Colony and New Hampshire by a commission dated 27 September 1685 from James II, King of England. He went in February 1690 to England, but came back the same year with a commission as Chief Justice of massachusetts. He returned to England again and was made deputy governor of the Isle of Wight under Lord JohnCutts, which position he held for eight years. He returned to New England in 1702 with a commission as governor, which place he served until November 1715.
    Person ID I20034  Main Tree
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2016 

    Father Gov. Thomas DUDLEY,   b. 1576, Yardley-Hawstings, co. Northampton, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1653, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Katherine DEIGHTON,   b. 16 Jan 1613/4, St Nicholas, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1671, Dedham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 14 Apr 1644  Roxbury, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Married 14 Apr 1644  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Family ID F06598  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca TYNG,   b. 13 Jul 1651, Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1722, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 1668/9  Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F07285  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S02871] Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury Massachusetts, Vol. 1.

    2. [S01653] A Genealogical Register of the First Settlers of New England 1620-1675 by John Farmer.

    3. [S03310] Royal Families Americans of Royal and Noble Ancestry: Vol. I Governor Thomas Dudley and Desc. through 5 Generations by Marston Watson.

    4. [S5840] Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonist Who Came to America before 1700, Frederick Lewis Weis.

    5. [S5008] "Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists", David Faris, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.).

    6. [S01647] 2149100- Langdon, Hubbard.ged.
      Date of Import: Jun 27, 2003