Ancestors of Karen R. Brooks

Dudleys

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Elizabeth Dudley and Kinsley Hall

Elizabeth Dudley17 7th Great Grandmother
Born about 1653, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died 1713, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents Samuel Dudley, Elizabeth Smith
Kinsley Hall Married: September 25, 1674, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Children of Elizabeth and Kinsley
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  1. Mary Hall
  2. Josiah Hall
  3. Mercy Hall
  4. *Elizabeth Hall
  5. Paul Hall
    

Samuel Dudley and

Mary Winthrop/ Mary Byley/ *Elizabeth Smith

Reverend Samuel Dudley17 8th Great Grandfather
Christened November 30, 1608, Canon's Ashby, Northampton, England
Died February 10, 1682/83, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents Thomas Dudley, Dorothy Yorke
Notes Samuel Dudley, at 20 years of age, came over to Massachusetts, on the "Arbella", with his father and the rest of his family. They had good company. There were aboard that vessel some of the best souls that ever sprang from Norman or Saxon blood.21

On the 13th of May, 1650, he entered into an agreement with the people of Exeter, New Hampshire, which was signed by Edward Hilton, Edward Gilman, John Legat, Henry Roby, James Wall and Humphrey Wilson, on the part of the town, that he would go to inhabit at Exeter and be their minister of God's word until such time as God shall be pleased to make way for the gathering of a church, and then to be ordained the pastor or teacher, according to the ordinance of God.21

By the second wife he had three sons and two daughters; and by the first wife, three sons and two daughters, making in all 18 children, that is 10 sons and 8 daughters. Several of the third wife's children were minors when he died. Evidently he had to work hard and take good care of his property, to bring up so many children in those rough times. But 5 or 6 of the children died young. 21

About 1651 he was in Northampton, England. In 1635 he resided in Ipswich, Massachusetts. In 1638 he had moved to Salisbury, Massachusetts. On May 13, 1650: he was residing in Exeter, New Hampshire. He was a representative to the General Court between 1641-1645 and he was an associate judge in March 1647/48.

Mary Winthrop117 Married: 1632
Christened January 19, 1611/12, Great Stambridge, Essex, England
Died April 12, 1643, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Parents Governor John Winthrop117, Mary Forth117
Children of Samuel and Mary Winthrop
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  1. Anne Dudley
Mary Byley21 Married: about 1644
Born May 08, 1615
Died 1651, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Elizabeth Smith17 Married: about 1653
Born Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Died after 1702
Parents Richard Smith117, Hannah Cheney117
Notes She was first married to Edward Gilman
Children of Samuel and Elizabeth
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  1. *Elizabeth Dudley
  2. Stephen Dudley
  3. Timothy Dudley
  4. Rebecca Dudley
  5. Abigail Dudley
  6. Dorothy Dudley
  7. James Dudley
  8. Samuel Dudley
    

Thomas Dudley and

*Dorothy Yorke/ Catherine Dighton

Governor Thomas Dudley17 9th Great Grandfather
Christened October 12, 1576, Yardley-Hastings, Northampton, England51
Died July 31, 1653, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Parents Roger Dudley, Susanna Thorne
Burial Notes August 06, 1653, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Notes Having leave from Queen Elizabeth to volunteer, he served under Henry IV of France says a reputable tradition. He was at the siege of Amiens, living afterwards at Northampton.

In 1629, Thomas Dudley was one of the signers of the agreement to form the Massachusetts Bay Company. On October 20, 1629, in the city of London, he was chosen one of the five officers to come to America with the Royal Charter.158

The Massachusetts Bay Company was essentially similar to any other trading company of the time, except that its members had managed to obtain possession of the company charter, or patent, and thus could take it with them to the New World. With possession of the patent that established their rights and privileges, they could control their own government and elect their own magistrates. The group elected John Winthrop governor and Thomas Dudley deputy governor in October 1629.158

He came over in 1630 probably on the "Arbella" as Deputy Governor. Although Thomas Dudley was 54 years of age when he landed in New England, he still had a long public career ahead of him. Throughout the rest of his life, he was almost constantly in public office. He was four times elected governor and thirteen times made deputy-governor. When not occupying either of these offices, he was usually to be found in the House as an Assistant. When the New England Federation was formed in 1643, Dudley was one of the two commissioners chosen by Massachusetts to confer with those of the other colonies. There is hardly an event in the life of the colony during his own in which he did not act a part.158

Thomas Dudley and Simon Bradstreet (both future governors) founded Cambridge in 1631. Thomas, however, lived for many years in Roxbury (now part of Boston). In 1636, he was one of twelve men appointed by the General Court to consider the matter of a college at Newtown (Cambridge) and was one to report favorably on the project. In 1650, as governor, Thomas signed the original charter of the new college, named Harvard College. 158

Dorothy Yorke Married: April 25, 1603, Hardingstone, (Near Northampton), England51
Children of Thomas and Dorothy
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  1. *Samuel Dudley
  2. Ann Dudley
  3. Patience Dudley
  4. Sarah Dudley
  5. Mercy Dudley
Catherine Dighton51 Married: April 04, 1644, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Christened about January 16, 1613/14, Gloucester, England
Died ---
    

Roger Dudley and Susanna Thorne

Roger Dudley51 10th Great Grandfather
Born about 1550, London, Middlesex, England
Died 1585, Okley, Northampton, England (in War)
Parents Henry Dudley23, --- Ashton23
Susanna Thorne Married: June 08, 1575, Lidlington, Bedford, England158
Children of Roger and Susanna
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  1. *Thomas Dudley
    

Dudley Aunts and Uncles

    

Anne Dudley and Edward Hilton, Jr.

Anne Dudley21 8th Great Aunt
Born August 16, 1641, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Died 1700, New Hampshire139
Parents Samuel Dudley, Mary Winthrop
Edward Hilton, Jr. Married: about 1658, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
    

Stephen Dudley and

Sarah Gilman/ Mary Thing

Stephen Dudley21 8th Great Uncle
Born December 24, 1654, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died 1734, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents Samuel Dudley, Elizabeth Smith
Sarah Gilman Married: December 24, 1684, Merrimack, New Hampshire
Mary Thing21 Married: January 24, 1712/13, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Born March 06, 1672/73, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died 1715
    

Timothy Dudley

Timothy Dudley117 8th Great Uncle
Born about 1656, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died 1702, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents Samuel Dudley, Elizabeth Smith
Spouse Married: ---
    

Rebecca Dudley and Francis Lyford

Rebecca Dudley117 8th Great Aunt
Born about 1658, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died December 20, 1774, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire139
Parents Samuel Dudley, Elizabeth Smith
Francis Lyford117 Married: November 21, 1681, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Born August 12, 1650, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died September 04, 1724, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
    

Abigail Dudley and Jonathan Watson

Abigail Dudley117 8th Great Aunt
Born about 1660, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died 1736139
Parents Samuel Dudley, Elizabeth Smith
Jonathan Watson117 Married: 1690, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Born 1659, Plymouth, Massachusetts139
Died October 09, 1714, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts
    

Dorothy Dudley and Moses Leavitt

Dorothy Dudley117 8th Great Aunt
Born about 1662, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died 1730, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents Samuel Dudley, Elizabeth Smith
Moses Leavitt117 Married: October 26, 1681, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Christened August 12, 1650, Hingham, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Died June 17, 1730, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents John Leavitt, Sarah Gilman
    

James Dudley and Elizabeth Leavitt

James Dudley117 8th Great Uncle
Born about 1663, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died November 14, 1720, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents Samuel Dudley, Elizabeth Smith
Elizabeth Leavitt117 Married: ---
Born about 1665
Died ---
    

Samuel Dudley and Hannah Thing

Samuel Dudley117 8th Great Uncle
Born about 1667, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Died about 1734, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Parents Samuel Dudley, Elizabeth Smith
Hannah Thing117 Married: about 1697, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Born about 1667, Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts117
Died 1732, Exeter, Rockingham, New Hampshire
    

Ann Dudley and Simon Bradstreet

Ann Dudley117 9th Great Aunt
Born about 1610, England
Died September 16, 1672, Andover, Norfolk, Massachusetts
Parents Thomas Dudley, Dorothy Yorke
Notes Anne emigrated to New England on the "Arbella". She was the first published woman writer in the American colonies, and the first published American poet, male or female. Her brother-in-law, John Woodbridge, had her poems published in England under the title "The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America, By a Gentlewoman of Those Parts" (1650). The 1650 collection appeared without Anne's knowledge or preparation. 179
Governor Simon Bradstreet117 Married: 1628158
Born March 18, 1603/04, Horbling, Lincoln, England
Died March 27, 1697, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
Notes He emigrated to the Colonies in 1630 with the Winthrop Fleet.
    

Patience Dudley and Daniel Dennison

Patience Dudley84 9th Great Aunt
Born September 27, 1614, England
Died February 08, 1689/90, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Parents Thomas Dudley, Dorothy Yorke
Major-General Daniel Dennison84 Married: October 18, 1632, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Born 1613, England
Died September 19, 1682, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts
Notes He was Major of the Regiment of Essex, Massachusetts in 1645 and became Major-General about 1654.
    

Sarah Dudley and

Benjamin Keayne/ Thomas Pacy

Sarah Dudley84 9th Great Aunt
Christened July 23, 1620, Sempringham, Lincoln, England
Died November 03, 1659, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Parents Thomas Dudley, Dorothy Yorke
Notes In 1645, Benjamin abandoned Sarah and went to England. Sarah followed him, surviving a shipwreck on the way, and apparently became inspired by religious fervor. After she returned to the colony without her husband in 1646, Keayne attacked her in letters to Thomas Dudley and others. Her husband accused Sarah of preaching, of not listening to instruction, of poor church attendance, and of having "impoysoned" his body with syphilis. Thomas Dudley obtained a divorce for his daughter, but in spite of his influence as governor of the colony, Sarah was excommunicated in 1647.179
Major Benjamin Keayne (aka Keaine)117 Married: September 06, 1638, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Christened May 14, 1618, London, England
Died 1668, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts
Divorced 1647
Thomas Pacy117 Married: 1649, Oakley, Northampton, England
Born about 1618, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts139
Died ---
    

Mercy Dudley and John Woodbridge

Mercy Dudley84 9th Great Aunt
Born September 27, 1621, Oakley, Northampton, England
Died July 01, 1691, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts
Parents Thomas Dudley, Dorothy Yorke
Reverend John Woodbridge117 Married: May 20, 1639, Northampton, England
Born 1613, Stanton, Wiltshire, England
Died March 17, 1694/95, Newbury, Essex, Massachusetts