Person:Joseph Dudley (13)

m. 14 Apr 1644
  1. Deborah Dudley1644/45 - 1683
  2. Gov. Joseph Dudley1647 - 1720
  3. Paul Dudley1650 -
  • HGov. Joseph Dudley1647 - 1720
  • WRebecca Tyng1651 - 1722
m. Abt 1669
  1. Thomas Dudley1669/70 -
  2. Edward Dudley1671 - 1682/83
  3. Joseph Dudley1673 -
  4. Paul Dudley1675 - 1751
  5. Samuel Dudley1677 -
  6. John Dudley1678/79 - 1680
  7. Rebecca Dudley1681 - 1761
  8. Katherine Dudley1682/83 - 1682/83
  9. Ann Dudley1684 - 1776
  10. William Dudley1686 - 1743
  11. Daniel Dudley1688/89 -
  12. Catharine Dudley1689/90 -
  13. Mary Dudley1692 - 1774
Facts and Events
Name Gov. Joseph Dudley
Gender Male
Birth[2] 23 Sep 1647 Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Christening[1] 26 Sep 1647 Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage Abt 1669 to Rebecca Tyng
Death[3] 2 Apr 1720 Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Reference Number? Q6120352?
Burial[5] Eliot Burying Ground, Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

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Joseph Dudley (23 September 1647 – 2 April 1720) was an English colonial administrator. A native of Roxbury, Massachusetts, and the son of one of its founders, Dudley had a leading role in the administration of the Dominion of New England (1686–1689), overthrown in the 1689 Boston revolt, and served briefly on the council of the Province of New York. In New York, he oversaw the trial that convicted Jacob Leisler, the ringleader of Leisler's Rebellion. He spent eight years in the 1690s as lieutenant governor of the Isle of Wight, including one year as a Member of Parliament. In 1702 he was appointed governor of the provinces of Massachusetts Bay and New Hampshire, posts he held until 1715.

His rule of Massachusetts was characterized by hostility and tension, with political enemies opposing his attempts to gain a regular salary, and regularly making complaints about his official and private actions. Most of his tenure was dominated by Queen Anne's War, in which the two provinces were on the front lines with New France and suffered from a series of major and minor French and Indian raids. He orchestrated an unsuccessful attempt to capture the Acadian capital of Port Royal in 1707, raised provincial militia forces for its successful capture in 1710, and directed an unsuccessful expedition against Quebec in 1711.

Dudley's governorship institutionalized a pattern of hostility toward royal governance in Massachusetts, most frequently over the issue of the salaries of crown officials. The colonial legislature routinely challenged or disputed the prerogatives of the governor. While this hostility affected most of the governors of Massachusetts up to the American Revolutionary War and the end of British rule, his rule of New Hampshire was comparatively uncontroversial.

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  1. Record Commissioners of Boston. Roxbury Land and Church Records. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rockwell & Churchill, 1884), 117.

    Month 7 day 26. Joseph Dudley sonne to Mr Thomas Dudley [baptized].
    [In 1647, the 7th month was Sept.]

  2. Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1925-1926), 1:117.

    Dudly, Joseph, s. Thomas, Sept. 23, 1647.

  3. Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Roxbury, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Salem, Massachusetts: Essex Institute, 1925-1926), 2:515.

    Dudley, Joseph, late Governor of New England, Apr. 2, 1720, a. 73 y.

  4.   Dudley, Joseph, in American National Biography Online.
  5. Joseph Dudley, in Find A Grave.