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Dudley–Winthrop family

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The Dudley–Winthrop family is an American political family.

Members[edit]

Thomas Dudley[edit]

  • Born: 1576, Yardley Hastings, Northampton, England
  • Political position: Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony 1634, 1640, 1645, 1650
  • Father of Anne Dudley (aka Anne Bradstreet, the poet) who married Simon Bradstreet
  • Father of Joseph Dudley
  • Grandfather of Paul Dudley
  • Great grandfather of Andrew Wiggin (judge)
  • 2nd great grandfather of Oliver Partridge
  • 3rd great grandfather of Robert Charles Winthrop
  • 3rd great grandfather of Benjamin Franklin Wade
  • 4th great grandfather of Nicholas Gilman, a signer of the United States Constitution
  • 5th great grandfather of educator Daniel Coit Gilman
  • Double 5th great grandfather of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
  • 5th great grandfather of Schuyler Colfax (the younger one)
  • Double 6th great grandfather of Edward Partridge Jr.
  • 7th great grandfather of John Forbes Kerry
  • Second cousin once removed of Lady Jane Grey
  • Died: 1653 Roxbury, MA
  • Buried: Roxbury, MA

Joseph Dudley[edit]

  • Born: 23 Sep 1647, Roxbury, MA
  • Son of Thomas Dudley
  • Brother of Anne Dudley (aka Anne Bradstreet, the poet) who married Simon Bradstreet
  • Father of Ann Dudley who married John Winthrop, F.R.S., son of Wait Still Winthrop
  • Father of Paul Dudley
  • 2nd great grandfather of Robert Charles Winthrop
  • 6th great grandfather of John Forbes Kerry
  • Political position: Colonial Governor of Massachusetts 1702-1715 (Also served as a member of British Parliament in 1693, and Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Wight)
  • Died: 2 Apr 1720, Roxbury, MA

Paul Dudley[edit]

  • Born: September 3, 1675
  • Son of Joseph Dudley
  • Grandson of Thomas Dudley
  • Political positions: Attorney-General of Massachusetts (1702–1718)
  • Died: January 25, 1751

Simon Bradstreet[edit]

  • Born: March 18, 1603
  • Married Anne Dudley (aka Anne Bradstreet, the poet), daughter of Thomas Dudley and sister of Joseph Dudley
  • Grandfather of Andrew Wiggin (judge)
  • Great grandfather of Oliver Partridge
  • 2nd great grandfather of Benjamin Franklin Wade
  • Double 4th great grandfather of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
  • 4th great grandfather of Schuyler Colfax (the younger one)
  • Double 5th great grandfather of Edward Partridge Jr.
  • 8th great grandfather of Herbert Clark Hoover
  • 8th and 9th great grandfather of David Hackett Souter
  • Political position: Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony 1679-86
  • Died: March 27, 1697

Thomas Lindall Winthrop[edit]

  • Born: 6 March 1760, New London, CT
  • He married Elizabeth Bowdoin Temple, daughter of Sir John Temple (diplomat), first British envoy to the United States, and granddaughter of James Bowdoin
  • Great grandson of Joseph Dudley
  • Great grandson of Wait Still Winthrop
  • 2nd Great grandson of John Winthrop Jr.
  • 2nd great grandson of Thomas Dudley
  • 3rd Great grandson of John Winthrop
  • Father of Robert Charles Winthrop
  • 3rd great grandfather of John Forbes Kerry
  • Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, 1822–32
  • President of Massachusetts Historical Society, 1835–41
  • Died: 22 Feb. 1841 Boston, Suffolk, MA

Robert Charles Winthrop[edit]

  • (May 12, 1809 – November 16, 1894)
  • Son of Thomas L. Winthrop
  • Great grandson of James Bowdoin
  • 2nd great grandson of Joseph Dudley
  • 2nd great grandson of Wait Still Winthrop
  • 3rd great grandson of John Winthrop Jr.
  • 3rd great grandson of Thomas Dudley
  • 4th great grandson of John Winthrop
  • 2nd great grandfather of John Forbes Kerry
  • Married Elizabeth Cabot Blanchard, the great aunt of Endicott Peabody, founder of the Groton School, great aunt of Alice Hathaway Lee, first wife of Theodore Roosevelt, and great great great aunt of Endicott Peabody, Governor of Massachusetts

John Winthrop[edit]

  • Born: 12 Jan 1587/8 Edwardstone, Suffolk, England
  • Father of John Winthrop Jr.
  • Grandfather of Wait Still Winthrop
  • 3rd great grandfather of Thomas L. Winthrop
  • 4th great grandfather of Robert Charles Winthrop
  • 8th great grandfather of John Forbes Kerry
  • Uncle of mother of pastor Solomon Stoddard; Stoddard was the grandfather of preacher-theologian Jonathan Edwards; Edwards was the father-in-law of minister Aaron Burr Sr.; Burr was the father of Aaron Burr, Vice-President of the USA; Edwards was also the 3rd great grandfather of Edith Carow, who married Theodore Roosevelt
  • Political position: Governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony 1630-33, 1637–39, 1642–43, 1646–48
  • Of note: Winthrop, Massachusetts is named after him
  • Died: 26 March 1649 Boston, Suffolk, MA
  • Buried: King's Chapel Burying Ground in Boston, Massachusetts.

John Winthrop, the Younger[edit]

  • Born: February 12, 1606 Groton, England
  • Son of John Winthrop
  • Father of Fitz-John Winthrop
  • Father of Wait Still Winthrop
  • Great-grandfather of Rebecca Winthrop who married Gurdon Saltonstall Jr-son of Governor of Connecticut Gudron Saltonstall of the Massachusetts Nathaniel Saltonstall family. Gurdon and Rebecca were the parents of Dudley Saltonstall.
  • 2nd great grandfather of Thomas L. Winthrop
  • 3rd Great grandfather of Robert Charles Winthrop
  • 7th great grandfather of John Forbes Kerry
  • Political position: Governor, Colony of Connecticut 1657-1658, 1659–1662, 1662–1676
  • Died: April 5, 1676
  • Buried: King's Chapel Burying Ground in Boston, Massachusetts.

Wait Still Winthrop[edit]

  • Born: 27 Feb. 1642 Boston, Suffolk, MA
  • Son of John Winthrop Jr.
  • Grandson of John Winthrop
  • Brother Fitz-John Winthrop
  • Great grandfather of Thomas L. Winthrop
  • 2nd great grandfather of Robert Charles Winthrop
  • 6th great grandfather of John Forbes Kerry
  • Political position: Massachusetts Governors Council 1691; Chief Justice of Massachusetts
  • Military service: Major General in Massachusetts Militia
  • Died: 7 Nov. 1717 Boston, Suffolk, MA

Fitz-John Winthrop[edit]

  • Born: March 14, 1637/8, Ipswich, Massachusetts
  • Son of John Winthrop Jr.
  • Grandson of John Winthrop
  • Brother Wait Still Winthrop
  • Elected positions: Governor, Colony of Connecticut, 1698–1707
  • Died: November 27, 1707[1]
  • Buried: King's Chapel Burying Ground in Boston, Massachusetts.

Elizabeth Fones Winthrop Feake Hallet[edit]

  • Born: January 21, 1610, Groton Manor, Suffolk, England
  • Niece of John Winthrop
  • Cousin of John Winthrop Jr.
  • Wife of Henry Winthrop, son of John Winthrop
  • Died: 1673, Queens, New York
  • 3rd great grandmother of Walter Bowne, Mayor of New York City
  • 5th great grandmother of Hamilton Fish, 16th Governor of New York, a United States Senator and United States Secretary of State
  • 5th great grandmother of Charles F. Brush, industrialist and commercializer of the arc light, founder of predecessor firm of General Electric
  • 5th great grandmother of Clement Clarke Moore, credited for writing The Night Before Christmas.
  • 5th great grandmother of Walter Underhill, U.S. Representative from New York, representing the state's New York's 4th congressional district.
  • 6th great grandmother of John Q. Underhill, U.S. Representative from New York, representing the state's 16th congressional district.
  • 8th great grandmother of Vermont Governor Howard Dean
  • 8th great grandmother (twice) and 9th great grandmother of Secretary of State John Forbes Kerry and 8th great grandmother of his first wife and distant cousin Julia Thorne

Andrew Wiggin (judge)[edit]

  • Born: March 17, 1671
  • Great grandson of Thomas Dudley
  • Grandson of Simon Bradstreet and Thomas Wiggin.
  • Brother: Bradstreet Wiggin
  • Political position: Speaker of the House of Representatives of the New Hampshire Colony 1727-37
  • Died: April 14, 1756

James Bowdoin[edit]

  • Born: 7 Aug. 1726
  • Great grandfather of Robert Charles Winthrop
  • 5th great grandfather of John Forbes Kerry
  • Political Position: Governor of Massachusetts 1785-87
  • Of note: Bowdoin College is named for him
  • Died: 6 Nov. 1790

James Bowdoin III[edit]

  • Born: September 22, 1752
  • Son of James Bowdoin
  • Elected positions: Massachusetts State Assembly; Delegate to Massachusetts Constitutional Convention of 1779-1780
  • Died: October 11, 1811 Naushon Island, Dukes Co., Massachusetts

Jeremiah Mason[edit]

  • Born: 27 Apr. 1768 Lebanon, CT
  • Married Mary Means, the aunt of Jane Appleton who married Franklin Pierce
  • 3rd great grandfather of John Forbes Kerry
  • Political positions: Attorney General of New Hampshire 1802-1805; U.S. Senator from New Hampshire 1813-17; New Hampshire State House of Representatives 1820-1821
  • Died: 14 Oct. 1848 Boston, Suffolk, MA

Jacob Blackwell[edit]

  • Born: 20 Nov 1717, NY
  • 5th great grandfather of John Forbes Kerry
  • Political position: Representative to New York Provincial Congress 1774
  • Proprietor of Blackwell's Island 1744-1780
  • Died: 23 Oct. 1780 Newtown, Queens, NY

John Forbes Kerry[edit]

  • 2nd great grandson of Robert Charles Winthrop
  • 3rd great grandson of Jeremiah Mason
  • 5th great grandson of Jacob Blackwell
  • 5th great grandson of James Bowdoin
  • 6th great grandson of Joseph Dudley
  • 6th great grandson of Wait Winthrop
  • 7th great grandson of Thomas Dudley
  • 7th great grandson of John Winthrop Jr.
  • 8th great grandson of John Winthrop
  • 8th great grandson of Elizabeth Fones (twice)
  • 9th great grandson of Elizabeth Fones
  • 4th cousin twice removed of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.[edit]

  • Son of Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., the poet
  • Double 4th great grandson of Simon Bradstreet
  • Double 5th great grandson of Thomas Dudley
  • 1st cousin of Robert Treat Paine
  • 4th cousin twice removed of Benjamin Franklin Wade

Benjamin Franklin Wade[edit]

  • Senator from Ohio
  • 2nd great grandson of Simon Bradstreet
  • 3rd great grandson of Thomas Dudley
  • 4th cousin twice removed of Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
  • Uncle of Ellen Maria Wade who married Schuyler Colfax

Schuyler Colfax[edit]

  • Married Ellen Maria Wade, niece of Benjamin Franklin Wade
  • Political Positions: Vice President of the United States (1869–1873)

Schuyler Colfax III[edit]

  • Son of Schuyler Colfax
  • Great nephew of Benjamin Franklin Wade
  • Great nephew of Edward Wade
  • 4th Great grandson of Simon Bradstreet
  • 5th great grandson of Thomas Dudley
  • Elected positions: Mayor of South Bend, Indiana 1898-1902

Oliver Partridge[edit]

  • Born: June 13, 1712 Hatfield, MA
  • Massachusetts representative to the Albany Congress 1754; Stamp Act Congress of 1765
  • Great grandson of Simon Bradstreet
  • Great great grandson of Thomas Dudley

Edward Partridge Jr.[edit]

  • 25 Jun 1833 – 17 Nov 1900
  • Utah Territorial Legislature 1873; Delegate to 1895 Utah Constitutional Convention
  • Brother of Emily Dow Partridge who married Brigham Young of the Richards-Young Family
  • Great grandson of Oliver Partridge (Massachusetts representative to the Albany Congress; Stamp Act Congress)
  • Double 5th great grandson of Simon Bradstreet (Massachusetts Governor)
  • 5th great grandson of George Wyllys (Connecticut Governor) of the Wyllys-Haynes Family
  • 5th great grandson of John Haynes (Massachusetts Governor; Connecticut Governor)
  • Double 6th great grandson of Thomas Dudley (Massachusetts Governor; Harvard founder)
  • 1st cousin 4x removed of George Wyllys (Connecticut Secretary of State 1796–1810)

Dudley Leavitt Pickman[edit]

  • 1779–1846
  • Massachusetts State Senate
  • Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • Salem, Massachusetts merchant, industrialist and philanthropist
  • Descendant of Samuel Dudley (pastor, son of governor Thomas Dudley)

Michael O. Leavitt[edit]

  • Born: 1951
  • Governor, Utah, 1993–2003
  • Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, 2003–2005
  • United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, 2005–2009
  • Descendant of Samuel Dudley (pastor, son of governor Thomas Dudley)

Frederick J. Polsky[edit]

  • Born: 1972
  • Alaskan Independence Party Candidate, Alaska House of Representatives, 1994
  • 9th great grandson of Thomas Dudley

Robert Todd Giffin[edit]

  • Bishop Ordinary, Diocese of Mid-America, Anglican Province of America
  • Officer of the Order of St. John
  • Born 23 Dec 1970
  • Appointed to the Equal Opportunity Board of the City of Indianapolis, 1996–1998, by Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith
  • Member of the Society of the Cincinnati (Pennsylvania)
  • Grandson of Robert H. Conn, CAPT USN Ret. (b. 1925), Comptroller and Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Financial Management (1981–1989)
  • Great grandson of Virginia Portia Royall Inness-Brown (1901–1990), Consultant to the State Department for Educational and Cultural Affairs; Vice-Chairman of the American National Theatre and Academy (ANTA); Trustee of the Vivian Beaumont Allen Foundation
  • 3rd Great grandnephew of Painter George Inness (1825–1894)
  • 10th Great grandson of John Winthrop

Notes[edit]

  1. Winsor, Justin (1887) Narrative and critical history of America, Volume 5 Houghton, Mifflin and Co., Boston page 111

Sources[edit]


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