Col. William Dudley

20 October 1686–5 August 1743 (Age 56)
Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of William

When Col. William Dudley was born on 20 October 1686, in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Governor Joseph Dudley, was 39 and his mother, Rebecca Tyng, was 35. He married Elizabeth Davenport on 10 March 1720, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 5 August 1743, in his hometown, at the age of 56, and was buried in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Col. William Dudley
1686–1743
Elizabeth Davenport
1704–1767
Marriage: 10 March 1720
Elizabeth Dudley
1724–1805
Ann Dudley
1724–1775
William Dudley
1728–
Edward Dudley
1730–
Joseph Dudley
1732–1767
Stephen Dudley
1732–
Rebecca Dudley
1726–1809
Lucy Dudley
1727–1768
Catherine Dudley
1729–1769
Thomas Dudley
1731–1769
Mary Dudley
1736–1796
Paul Dudley
1738–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 March 1720
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
children

(12)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(14)

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Name Meaning

1 English and Irish: habitational name from Dudley in the West Midlands, named from the Old English personal name Dudda ( see Dodd ) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’.2 Irish (County Cork): English name adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Dubhdáleithe ‘descendant of Dubhdáleithe’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘black’ + ‘two’ + léithe ‘sides’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Dudley in entry for Simon Tufts and Lucy Dudley, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • William Dudley in entry for Simon Tufts and Lucy Dudley, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • William in entry for Abigail Dudley, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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