The Dudley Genealogies and Family Records

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The author, 1848 - 144 pages
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Thomas Dudley (1575-1653) immigrated in 1630 from England to Roxbury, Massachusetts, married twice, and served as Governor of the New England colony. Includes English ancestry. Descendants listed lived chiefly in New England and New York.

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Page 78 - THIS modest stone, what few vain marbles can, May truly say, * Here lies an honest man :' A poet, bless'd beyond the poet's fate, Whom Heaven kept sacred from the proud and great Foe to loud praise, and friend to learned ease, Content with science in the vale of peace. Calmly he look'd on either life, and here Saw nothing to regret, or there to fear ; From nature's...
Page 116 - Trees, and learn'd to sing; Chief of the Brood then took his flight, To Regions far, and left me quite : My mournful chirps I after send. Till he return, or I do end, Leave not thy nest, thy Dam and Sire, Fly back and sing amidst this Quire.
Page 116 - I had eight birds hatched in one nest; Four cocks there were, and hens the rest. I nursed them up with pain and care, Nor cost nor labor did I spare, Till at the last they felt their wing, Mounted the trees, and learned to sing.
Page 117 - She now hath perched to spend her years. One to the academy flew To chat among that learned crew; Ambition moves still in his breast That he might chant above the rest, Striving for more than to do well — That nightingales he might excel.
Page 77 - Epitaph. Within this tomb a patriot lies That was both pious, just, and wise, To truth a shield, to right a wall, To sectaries a whip and maul. A magazine of history, A prizer of good company, In manners pleasant and severe, The good him loved, the bad did fear; And when his time with years was spent, If some rejoiced, more did lament.
Page 77 - Here lyes, A Worthy Matron of unspotted life, A loving Mother and obedient wife, A friendly Neighbor, pitiful to poor. Whom oft she fed, and clothed with her store...
Page 116 - My second bird did take her flight, And with her mate flew out of sight; Southward they both their course did bend, And Seasons twain they there did spend: Till after blown by Southern gales, They Norward steer'd with filled sayles.
Page 76 - mongst Saints and Angels blest, Who after all his toyle, is now at rest: His hoary head in righteousness was found; As joy in heaven on earth let praise resound. Forgotten never be his memory, His blessing rest on his posterity: His pious Footsteps followed by his race, At last will bring us to that happy place Where we with joy each other's face shall see, And parted more by death shall never be.
Page 81 - In the forty-eighth year of the same reign, Somery obtained the royal license to castellate his mansion at Dudley, which had probably remained unfortified ever since it was dismantled by Henry II. It continued in the family of Somery till the fifteenth of Edward II. when, on failure of male issue, it was transferred, by marriage, to the Suttons, who were a respectable family in Nottinghamshire ; and on account of their owning Dudley Castle, one of...

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