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This family claimed descent from the Paganells, who were Lords of Dudley soon after the Conquest. Their heir female, Hawyse Paganell, married John De Sohehib, and conveyed to her husband the lordship and castle of Dudley, which passed again with a co-heir of that family, Margaret De Somkrik, to the family of Sutton on her marriage with

John De Sutton, who thus obtained Dudley Castle, and his son and heir,

John De Sutton, was summoned to parliament as Baron Sutton of Dudley in 1342. A descendant of his,

John Sutton, assumed the name of Dudleys and from him is stated to have derived

Thomas De Dudley, who settled at Clapton, in the county of Northumberland, and was one of the lords of Clapton Manor. His grandson,

De Dudley, married, in 1305, Agnes Hotot,

the eventual heiress of the ancient family of Hotot, and from that marriage lineally descended

1. William Dudley, esq. of Clapton, in Northamptonshire, who was created a Baronet 1st August, 1660. Sir William m. first, a daughter of M. de Pleure; secondly, Jane, daughter of Sir Roger Smith, knt. of Edmondthorp, in the county of Leicester, but those ladies both died issueless. He wedded, thirdly, Mary, daughter and heir of Sir Paul Pindar, knt. of London „ and by her had

Matthew, his successor.

William, in holy orders, rector of Clapton, died unmarried in May, 1726.

Mary, m. to Sir John Robinson, bart. He d. in 1670, and was s. by his elder son,

Ii. Sir Matthew Dudley, bart. who m. Lady Mary O'Bryen, youngest daughter of Henry, Earl of Thonioiiil, and had surviving issue,

William, his heir.

Sarah-Henrietta. Sir Matthew was several times returned to parliament, and at one period represented the county of Huntingdon. He was appointed a commissioner of the Customs in 170G, and turned out in 1712, but was reinstated by King George 1. and died in office 13th April, 1721. He was s. by his son,

in. Sir William Dudley, bart. who m. Elizabeth, daughter and sole heir of Sir Richard Kennedy, bart. of the kingdom of Ireland, and had three sons and a daughter, O'Bryen, William, John, and Elizabeth, who all predeceased him, young and unmarried. He if, at York 15th June, 1764, aged sixty-three, when the Baronetcy became Extinct.

Arms—Az. a chevron or, between three lions'heads erased arg.

Crest—On a ducal crown or, a woman's head with a helmet thereon, hair dishevelled, throat-latch loose ppr.

Note.—The occasion of obtaining this crest is thus mentioned in a manuscript written in 1300 by a monk who was parson of Clapton :—" The father of Agnes Hotot, the great heiress who married Dudley, having a dispute with one Ringsdale about the title to a piece of land, they agreed to meet on the disputed ground

* Prince George of Denmark, the husband of Qtteen Anne, in passing throngh Bristol, went to the Exchange, accompanied by one gentleman only, and remained there until the merchants had pretty generally withdrawn, none of whom had sufficient resolution to speak to him. At length a person of the name of John Daddlestone, a bodice maker, mustered tbe necessary courage, and going up to the prince, inquired if he were not the husband of Queen Annet Having learned that this was the case, Duddlcstone said he had observed with much concern that none of the merchants had invited the prince home to dinner; but this was not for want of love to tbe queen or to him, bat because they did not consider themselves prepared to receive so great a man. He added that he was ashamed to think of his royal highness dining at an inn, and therefore entreated that he would go home and dine with him, and bring the gentleman along with him, informing him that he had a good piece of beef and a plum pudding, with ale of his dame's own brewing. The prince admired the loyalty of the man, and though he had ordered dinner at the White Lion, he accompanied the bodice maker home. Duddlcstone called his wife, who was up stairs, desiring her to put on a clean apron and comedown, for the queen's husband and another gentleman were come to dine with them. She immediately came down with her clean blue apron, and wan immediately sainted by the prince. In the course of dinner, the prince invited his host to town and to bring his wife with him, at the same time giving hiin a card to facilitate

his introduction at court. A few months after, Duddlesione, with his wife behind hint on horseback, set out for London, where they soon found the prince, and were by him introduced to the queen. Her majesty received them most graciously, and invited them to an approaching dinner, informing them that they must have new clothes for the occasion. They were allowed to choose for themselves, when they both selected purple velvet, such as the prince then had on. The dresses were prepared, and they were introduced by the queen herself as the most loyal persons in Bristol, and the only ones in that city who had invited the prince, her husband, to their house. After the entertainment was over, the queen desired Duddlestone to kneel, laid a sword on his head, and, to use Lady Duddlestone's own words, said to him, "Ston up, Sir Jan." He was then ottered money or a place under government; but he would not accept cither, informing the queen that he had £50 out at interest, and he apprehended that the number of people he saw about court must be very expensive. The queen made Lady Duddlestone a present of her gold watch from her side, which her ladyship considered so great an ornament that she never went to market without having it suspended over her blue apron.—Percy Anecdotes.

i This John (sutton) Dudley was father of Edmtnd Dudley, the notorious minister of Henry VII. and ancestor of the Dudleys, Earls of Warwick. (Kefei to Buret's Extinct Peerage.)

and decide the affair by combat. Hotot on the day appointed was laid up with the gout, but his daughter Acmes, rather than the land should be lost, armed herself cap-a-pee, and mounting her father's steed, went and encountered Rincsdale, whom, after a stubborn contest, she unhorsed; and when he was on the ground, she loosened her throat-latch, lifted up her helmet, and let down her hair about her shoulders, thus discovering her sex." In commemoration of this exploit the crest was adopted and ever afterwards used.


Created 17th April, 1813.—Extinct 1st Feb. 1824.


i. Sir Henry Bate-dudley, who was created A Baronet in 1313, derived from a respectable family settled in Worcestershire and Staffordshire as early as the reign of Charles I. He was born at Fenny Compton, 25th August, 1745. His father, the Rev. Henry Bate, held for many years the living of St. Nicholas, Worcester; and being afterwards presented to the rectory of North Farmbridge, in Essex, removed with his family into that county, and took up bin abode at Chelmsford. In this latter benefice his son Henry, who took, holy orders, succeeded him at his death ; but the emoluments of the living being but trifling, he turned his thoughts towards the public press, and established the " Morning Post" newspaper. A few years afterwards, in 1780, he originated the " Morning Herald," to which he devoted much of his time; commencing also about the same time the " Courier de 1*Europe," a journal printed in the French language, and the " English Chronicle." At this period he was the intimate associate of most of the wits of the day, and was a contributor to the " Probationary Odes," the " Rolliad," and other works of a similar class. In 1761, the advowson of the valuable rectory of Bradwell juxta-Mare was purchased in trust for him, subject to the life of the Rev. George Pawson; in consequence of which, he is said to have expended during the lifetime of that incumbent upwards of £28,000 in repairs, embankments, plantations, &c. for the benefit of the living. In 178-1 he assumed the name of Dudley, in compliance with the will of a relation belonging to that family. Mr. Pawson dying in 1707, Mr. Dudley presented himself to the vacant benefice, but doubts having arisen in the mind of the Bishop of London as to the legality of the transaction, his lordship refused institution, and a compromise was at length effected by the proposed substitution of the Rev. Richard Birch, a brother-in-law of the patron. This arrangement was, however, made too late; inasmuch as the delay had caused a lapse of the living to the crown, which bestowed it on the Rev. Mr. Gamble, chaplain-general to the army. The case was thought a hard one, and a petition signed by the Lord Braybrooke, the Lord Lieutenant of Essex, and most of the magistrates and gentry of the county, was forwarded to ministers, enumerating the services of Mr. Dudley in his capacity as a magistrate, under very trying circumstances, for which he had been publicly thanked by Lord Kenyon when on the circuit. A favourable answer was retamed; and in 1304 he was presented to the living of Kilscoran, barony of Forth, Ireland, to which was soon added the chancellorship of the diocese of Ferns. In 1807, the Duke of Bedford, then lord-lieutenant of Ireland, gave him the rectory of Kilglass, in the county of Longford, which he retained until 1812, when he resigned all his Irish preferment for the living of Willingham, in Cambridgeshire; his relation, Mr.

Birch, having been in the meantime instituted to the long disputed rectory of Bradwell on the decease of Mr. Gamble. Shortly after, Mr. Dudley obtained a Baronetcy; and in 1810, the dignity of a prebend in Ely Cathedral, which he retained till the day of his death, 1st February, 1824.

Of a comprehensive mind and active habits, Sir Henry distinguished himself on many occasions as a useful magistrate; while his literary abilities were manifested in the composition of a variety of dramatic pieces, some of which still maintain their footing on the stage. Among these are « The Flitch of Bacon," written for the purpose of introducing his friend Shield to the public as a composer; "The Woodman;" "The Rival Candidates;*' "The Blackamoor Washed White," (at the representation of which, party spirit ran so high as to produce a serious conflict, in which swords were drawn, &c. among the audience 1; » The Travellers in Switzerland;" and lastly, a short but popular piece, brought out about thirty years since under the title of " At Home." To his discriminating patronage the country is mainly indebted for discovering and fostering the talents of Gainsborough the painter; and he is said to have been one of the first to appreciate those of Mrs. Siddons, whom he introduced to Garrick. His person was handsome and athletic; while, in his earlier years, the warmth of his temperament betrayed him, notwithstanding his cloth, into several quarrels. The cause of two of these rencontres (with Messrs. Fitzgerald and Miles) is said to have been Mrs. Hartley, an actress, celebrated for her beauty, who, singularly enough, after the lapse of half a century, died on the very same day with her quondam champion. A third, of more equivocal character, fought with Mr. Stoney Bowes, made a gTeat noise at the time. Sir Henry, at the time of his decease, was a magistrate for seven English counties and four in Ireland. He m. Mary, daughter of James White, esq. of Berra, in Somersetshire, but had no issue: the Baronetcy Expired with him.

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Roger Duke was sheriff of London in the 2nd, 4th, and 5th of Richard I., and his son,

Peter Duke, served the same office in the 10th of King John. This Peter was father of

Roobr Duke, who was sheriff of London in the 11th of Henry III. and mayor in the 12th, 13th, 14th, and 15th of the same reign. His son,

Walter Duke, of Brampton temp. Edward III., did his homage at Framlingham Castle, 2nd Richard II. to William Ufford, Earl of Suffolk, then Lord of Framlingham Manor, for his lands in Shadingfield, holden of the said manor by one knight's fee. He was s. by his son,

Roger Duke, whose son,

Robert Duke, held the lands in Shadingfield llth Henry VI. His son and heir,

John Dnu, of Brampton, m. Joan, daughter and heir of Spark, of Astacton, in Norfolk, and of Ickesall, in Suffolk, and was s. by his son,

Thomas Duke, esq. of Brampton, who m. first, the daughter and heir of Woodwell, and by her had an only daughter, the wife of Normanville. He wedded, secondly, Margaret, daughter and heir of Henry Baynard, esq. of Speckshall, in Suffolk, and by that lady had

William, his heir.

John, d. t. p.

Robert, m. Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Nicholas

Wren, and ft. s. p.
Thomas, a priest.

He was i. by his eldest son,

William Doke, esq. who paid (23rd Henry VIII.) twenty shillings aid to the Lord of Framlingbam Manor. He m, Thomasine, daughter of Sir Edmund Jenny, of Kuottisball, Suffolk, and was s. by his son, George Does, esq. of Brampton, who was buried at Frenahall; and by Anne, daughter of Sir Thomas Blenerhasset, knt. of Frenshall, left two sons, vi». Edward, his heir.

George, of Honington, m. Elizabeth, daughter and coheir of Austin Curtis, of the same place, and had issue,

George, of Wandsworth, who, for services done to King Charles I. and King Charles II., had an augmentation to his arms, viz. "f3» an escutcheon azure, a Jfeur-de-lys crowned or;" with an alteration of his crest. He m. Catherine, daughter of Richard Braham, of Wandsworth, and had, with other issue, Edward, of Middlesex, doctor of physic, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Tollemache, of Helmingham, Suffolk, and heir of her brother Ptolemy, by which lady he left a son, Tollemache Duke, of Bentley, who m. a daughter of Sir Lewis Palmer, bart. of Carleton, Leicestershire, and had a son, Tollemache, who d. young. Elizabeth. Elizabeth. The elder son and heir,

Edward Duke, esq. of Brampton and Shadingfield, in the county of Suffolk, m. Dorothy, daughter of Sir Ambrose Jermyn, knt. of Rusbrook, in Suffolk, and had issue. This gentleman purchased Benhall, and dying in 1698, was s. by his son,

Ambrose Dure, esq. of Benhall, who wedded Elizabeth, daughter and co-heir of Bartholomew Catthorp, esq. 'of Suffolk, and by her (who d. in 1611) left at his decease in 1610 a son and heir,

i. Sir Edward Dike, of Benhall, in the county of Suffolk, who, having first received the honour of knighthood, was created a Baronet by King Charles II. 16th July, 1661. He m. Ellen, daughter and co-heir of John Panton, esq. of Brunslip, in the county of Denbigh, and bad no less than twenty-nine children, of whom survived,

John, his successor.
Robert, who d. unm.

Elizabeth, m. to Nathaniel Bacon, esq. of Friston.
Alathea, m. first, to Offley Jenny, esq. of Knodis-
"~ H Suffolk, by whom she left an only sur-
"Mld, Robert Jenny, of Leisten. She

wedded, secondly, Ralph Snelling. esq. of Vox ford; and thirdly, William Foster, esq. of Madesford.

Sir Edward, who was of Benhall, Brampton, and Worlingham, d. about the year 1671, and waa s. by his elder surviving son,

■I. Sir John Duke, bart. M. P. for Oxford temp. William III. who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Edward Duke, M.D. and had issue,

Edward, his successor.

Elizabeth, d. young.

Jane, m. to John Bream, esq. of Campsey Aah, in

Anne, m. to Thomas Tyrrell, esq. of Gippin, in the

same county. Arabella, n. to Maurice Shelton, esq. of Beming ham, in Suffolk. He rf. about the year 1705, and was *. by his son,

in. Sir Edward Dokr, bart. who m. Mary, daughter and sole heir of Thomas Rudge, esq. of the county of Stafford, and had issue,

Edward, who d. young.

Elizabeth, also it. young. Sir Edward died without surviving issue 25th August. 1732, when the Baronetcy became Extinct.

Arms— Az. a chev. between three birds close arg. membered gu.

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This was a branch of the family of Duncan or Lundie, immortalized by the celebrated Admiral Duncan, " of Camperdown."

Alexander Duncan, esq. of Lundie, in the county of Angus, in. Isabella, daughter of Sir Peter Murray, bart. of Aughterlyne, and had issue,

Alexander, his heir, grandfather of Adam DcnCan, who fought and won the great naval battle off Camperdown, 11th October, 1707, and was created, in consequence. Baron Duncan, of Lundie, and Viscount Duncan, of Camperdown. His son is now Earl or Cami-erdown. (Refer to Burke's Peerage and Baronetage.) William.

The younger son,

i. William Duncan, M.D. physician-extraordinary to the king, was created a Baronet 14th August, 1704. Sir William m. Lady Mary Tufton, eldest daughter of Sackville, Earl of Thanet, but died without issue in September, 1774, when the Baronetcy became ExTinct.

Arms— Gu. two roses in chief and a bugle-horn in base arg. strung and garnished aa. 176

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1. John, b. 24th March, 1604; m. in 1626, Mary, daughter of Sir Edward Onslow, and had two sons and three daughters, viz. 1. George, b. in 1628, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Holt, esq. of Warwickshire, but d.s. p. 2. Roger, of Weston, who d. in 1678, having had by Anne, his wife, daughter of William Fell, of London, George, of Weston, d. s. p. about 1654. Roger, d.s. p. Henry, who m. first, Olive, daughter of John Child, of Guildford; and secondly, Charity, daughter of Dr. Duncumb. He d. in 1688, leaving a daughter, Mary, m. to Charles Eversfield, esq. of Denne, in Sussex. William, m. Susannah, daughter of Thomas Doyley, and d. s. p. in 1691. 3. Dorothy, m. to Vincent Randyll, esq. of Chilworth. 4. Judith. 5. Elizabeth. ". GroRoe, of whom presently. in. Roger. - Edward. William, d.s. p. Anthony, m. Jane, daughter of Edward Bray, esq. of Shere. ". Thomas, d.s. p. "". Richard, m. Judith, daughter of Thomas Farnaby, esq. and d.s. p. A. A


1. Letitia, m. to Robert Woodroffe, esq. of Poyle. 11. Mary, m. to Daniel Caldwell, esq.

111. Elizabeth, m. to Thomas Merry, esq. George Duncumb died 21st March, 1646. His second 80n,

GeoRGE DUNcuMB, of Shalford, married Charity, daughter of John Muscott, of London, and by her, who died in 1677, had issue,

1. John, who m. Jane, daughter and co-heir of John Stynt, of London, and had two sons, namely, GeoRGE, who m. Martha, daughter of Sir John Peyton, and died 24th May, 1719, having had issue, 1. GeoRGE, b. in 1676, who m. Anne, daughter of Sir Henry Pollexfen, chief justice of the Common Pleas, and dying before his father, in 1706, left an only child, MARY, m. first, to John Butler; and secondly to Richard Uthwatt.

2. HESTER, m. to Robert Woodroffe, esq. of Poyle, and had issue. 3. MARTHA, m. to Nathaniel Sturt, esq. and had issue two sons, who d.s. p. and a daughter, Frances, m. to John Chatfield, esq. Stynt, who m. Elizabeth, sister of Sir Richard Heath, of Clandon, and d. in 1690, leaving a son, John, of Wribbenhall, Worcestershire, who m. Elizabeth, daughter of William Wood, of Birmingham, and had, with other issue, George, of Kidderminster, whose daughter, Sarah, m. Mr. Cox, of London, and was mother of Dr. Joseph Cox, M.D. Joseph, whose daughter and heir, Elizabeth, m. S. F. Perkins, esq. barrister.

Mary, m. to John Ingram, esq. of Bewdley, and was mother of Lady Winnington. 11. FRANCIs, of whom presently. 111. Thomas, rector of Shere, who m. Ursula Lamb, of Oxford, and was father of George, rector of Shere, who m. Anne, daughter of Sir Richard Heath, of Clandon, and dying in 1743, left issue, 1. Thomas, rector of Shere, who m. Lucretia, daughter of Robert Pountney, of Kensington, and d. in 1764, leaving issue, Thomas, rector of Shere, who m. Ann Holland, and died in 1804, leaving Thomas, rector of Shere. John, m. Ann Webb, of Herefordshire, and had issue. William, captain R.N. George. Edward. Lucy, m. to - Street. Catharine. Ann. Robert, rector of Prince William's parish, in Carolina, m. Elizabeth, daughter of – Gibbs, of Towcester, and d. in 1765. Lucretia, m. to James Culcheth, of Daventry. 177


2. Ann, m. to Edward Bray,esq. of Shere,

in Surrey, and had issue.

3. Catherine, m. to the Rev. William

Martin, rector of Rusper, in Sussex, and had issue. IV. Henry.

v. William, rector of Ashted. vl. Richard.

vn. Anthony, d. in 1709. I. Charity, m. to William Street, esq. of Shalford. Ii. Mary, m. to Henry Pollexfen, esq.

The second son,

i. Francis Duncumb, esq. of Tangley Park, was created a Baronet in 1661. He married Hester, daughter and co-heir of John Stynt, esq. and relict of John Caryll, esq. and by her, who died in 1675, left at his decease, 4th November, 1870, with five daughters, one son,

Ii. Sir William Duncusjb, who m. Anne, daughter of Sir Ralph Baesh, K. B. knt. of Stanstedbury, Herts, but d. a. p. in 1706, when the title became ExTinct.

Arms— Per chev. eng. gu. and arg. three talbots' heads erased, counterchanged.

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i. Dennis Dutry, esq. a merchant of London and one of the directors of the East India Company, was created a Baronet by A'lng George I. 10th June, 1716. Sir Dennis was of a family of consideration in Brabant, where his great-grandfather is stated to have been one of the prime ministers at the court of the Governante of the Netherlands, the Duchess of Parma. Sir Dennis m. Mary, daughter of Hillary Reneu, an eminent and wealthy merchant, but died without issue 20th October, 1728, when the Baronetcy became Extinct. His widow m. Gervase Vanneck.

Armi—kz. a stirrup between three stars or.

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Odard, kinsman of Hugh Lupus, Earl of Chester, was rewarded at the Conquest with the manor of Dutton, and thence the surname of his descendants; of those,

Sir Hugh Dctton, of Dutton, was father of another

Sir Hugh Dutton, knt. who m. Jane, daughter of Sir Robert Holland, and left a son and heir.

Sir Thomas Dutton, knt. of Dutton, sheriff of Chester in 1208, who m. Eleanor, daughter of Sir Pierce Thornton, knt. and was father of Edmund Dutton, esq. who was s. by bis son, Sir Peter Dutton, knt. whose brother, Hugh Dutton, esq. m. Petronilla, daughter and heir of Ralph Vernon, of Hatton, in Cheshire, and left a son,

John Dutton, esq. who m. Margaret, daughter of Sir William Atherton, and was father of

Sir Pieks Dutton, of Dutton, who built in 1539 the New Hall at Dutton. He m. Isabell, daughter and co-heir of Robert Grosvenor, of Hulme. His successor, Richard Dutton, esq. was grandfather of William Dutton, esq. who m. Agnes, daughter of John Conway, of Flintshire. His younger son,

Thomas Dutton, esq. purchased the manor of Sherborne, in the county of Dorset, from Sir Christopher Alleyn, and died in 1581. He m. first, Mary, daughter of Robert Taylor; secondly, Anne, daughter of Stephen Kyrton, alderman of London, and widow of Sir Thomas Wythers; he had a third wife, whose name is not mentioned. His son and heir,

William Dutton, esq. of Sherborne, served the office of sheriff for the county of Gloucester in 1590 and 1601. He m. Anne, daughter of Sir Ambrose Nicholas, knt. lord mayor of London, by whom (who m. secondly, Sir Paul Tracey,) he had seven sons and seven daughters. He d. in 1618, and was J. by his eldest son,

John Dutton, esq. of Sherborne, M. P. for the county of Gloucester. Of this gentleman, Anthony Wood says, "He was one of the knights for that county (Gloucester) to sit in the said parliament, 1640, but being frighted thence by the tumults that came up to the parliament doors, as other royalists were, he conveyed himself privately to Oxford, and sate thereHe was a learned and prudent man, and as one of the richest, so one of the meekest men in England. He was active in making the defence and drawing up the articles of Oxon when the garrison was to be surrendered to the parliament; for which, and his steady loyalty, he was afterwards forced to pay a round sum in Goldsmith's Hall, London." He m. first, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir Henry Baynton, of the county of Wilts, and had two daughters, his co-heirs, viz. Elizabeth, m. to George Colt, esq. Lucy, m. to Thomas Pope, Earl of Downe, in Ireland, and was mother of Lady Elizabeth Pope, sole heir of her father, who m. first, Sir Francis Henry Lee, of Ditchley; and secondly, Robert, third Earl of Lindsey. (See Burke's Peerage.) He wedded, secondly, Anne, daughter of Dr. John King, Bishop of London, but by that lady, who outlived him and tn. Sir Richard Howe, bad no other issue. He d. in 1656, when Sherborne and other large estates devolved upon his nephew,

William Dutton, who thus became "of Sherborne." He was elder son of Sir Ralph Dutton, gentleman of the privy-chamber-extraordinary to King Charles I. and sheriff of Gloucestershire in 1630, by Mary, his wife, daughter of Sir William Duncombe,

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