Southern Anthology

Families on the Frontiers of the Old South

Family: Capt. Henry Dudley / FNU Ashton (F7994)

m. ca. 1545

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  • Father | Male
    Capt. Henry Dudley

    Born  1517  Dudley Castle, Dudley, West Midlands Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  ca. 1568   
    Married  ca. 1545  [1]   
    Father  John Sutton, 3rd Baron Dudley | F3845 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Cecily Grey | F3845 Group Sheet 

    Mother | Female
    FNU Ashton


    Child 1 | Male
    + Roger Dudley

    Born  ca. 1550   
    Died  bef. 29 Oct 1588   
    Spouse  Susanna Thorne | F7993 
    Married  8 Jun 1575  Lidlington, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location

  • Notes  Married:
    • There is no direct evidence that this or any union produced children. There is, however, circumstantial evidence that supports a finding that Capt. Henry Dudley was the father of Roger Dudley. Foremost is the appearance on the will of Roger's son, Gov. Thomas Dudley, of "a seal of the baronial Sutton-Dudley arms differenced with a crescent (i.e., indicating descent from a second son of a Sutton-Dudley baron)" [Plantagenet, 93]. [1, 2]
    • "Many attempts have been made to place Roger Dudley, father of the immigrant, into the large and prominent Dudley family of northern England, but without success. An extensive investigation of the ancestry of Thomas Dudley's maternal grandmother was published by F. N. Craig in 1988. [NEHGR 142:227-44]." [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S649] Plantagenet Ancestry of Seventeenth-Century Colonists, David Faris, (Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1996), 92.

    2. [S647] Sealing the Paternal Ancestry of Massachusetts Bay’s Second Governor, Thomas Dudley, H. Allen Curtis,, accessed 2 May 2020.

    3. [S330] The Great Migration and The Great Migration Begins, 1620-1635, Anderson, Robert Charles, (Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Society, 1996-2011), 1: 585.