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Northumberland, Duke of (E, 1551 - 1553)


Creation: let.pat. 11 Oct 1551


Extinct: 18 Aug 1553


Family name: Dudley




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John [Dudley], 1st Viscount Lisle later 1st Earl of Warwick later 1st Duke of Northumberland, KG PC

1st son and heir of Edmund Dudley, Minister of King Henry VIII (by his second wife Elizabeth Grey, suo jure Baroness Lisle, dau. of Edward [Grey], 1st Viscount Lisle), son of John Sutton later Dudley (by his wife Elizabeth Bramshot, dau. and hrss. of John Bramshot, of Bramshot), 2nd son of John [Sutton], 1st Baron Dudley




Jane Guildford (b. c. 1504; d. 15 Jan 1554/5), dau. and hrss. of Sir Edward Guilford, Marshal of Calais, by his first wife Eleanor West, sister and cohrss. of Thomas [West], 9th Baron la Warr, and 1st dau. by his first wife of Thomas [West], 8th Baron la Warr


1. Hon Sir Henry Dudley (dvp. 1544)

2. Thomas Dudley (d. young)

3. Lord John Dudley, styled Viscount Lisle later 2nd Earl of Warwick, knighted 1546/7, Master of the Buckhounds 1551-52, Master of the Horse 1552, Joint Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire with his father 1552 and 1553, sum. to Parliament v.p. in his father's Earldom of Warwick 1552/3; attainted with his father 1552/3 but released from the Tower 1554 (b. bef. 1528; dsp. 21 Oct 1554), mar. 3 Jun 1550 Lady Anne Seymour (mar. (2) 29 Apr 1555 Sir Edward Unton, of Wadley, co. Berkshire; bur. 17 Feb 1587/8), 1st dau. of Edward [Seymour], 1st Duke of Somerset, by his second wife Anne Stanhope, dau. of Sir Edward Stanhope, of Rampton, co. Nottingham

4. Lord Ambrose Dudley, later 1st Earl of Warwick

5. Lord Guilford Dudley (b. 1536; dsp. 12 Feb 1554), mar. 21 May 1553 Queen Jane (b. Oct 1537; dsp. 12 Feb 1554), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Henry [Grey], 1st Duke of Suffolk, by his second wife Lady Frances Brandon, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Charles [Brandon], 1st Duke of Suffolk, by his third wife the Princess Mary, Dowager Queen of France, 3rd dau. of King Henry VII

6. Lord Robert Dudley, later 1st Earl of Leicester

7. Lord Henry Dudley, slain at the Battle of St Quentin (dsp. 10 Aug 1557), mar. Hon Winifride Rich (mar. (2) Roger [North], 2nd Baron North; d. aft. Nov 1578), 6th dau. of Richard [Rich], 1st Baron Rich

8. Charles Dudley (d. young)

1. Lady Mary Dudley, mar. Sir Henry Sydney KG, of Penshurst, co. Kent, Lord President of the Marches of Wales and Lord Deputy of Ireland (d. 1586), and had issue:

1a. Sir Philip Sydney, the celebrated poet (b. 30 Nov 1554; dspm. 16 Oct 1586), mar. Mar 1583 Frances Walsingham, dau. of Sir Francis Walsingham, Secretary of State, and had issue

2a. Robert Sydney, later 1st Earl of Leicester

3a. Thomas Sydney (dsp.)

1a. Mary Sydney (b. 27 Oct 1561; d. 25 Sep 1621), mar. 21 Apr 1577 as his third wife Henry [Herbert], 2nd Earl of Pembroke, and had issue

2. Lady Catherine Dudley (bur. sp. 14 Aug 1620), mar. 25 May 1553 Henry [Hastings], 3rd Earl of Huntingdon


22 Aug 1553


12 Mar 1541/2 Viscount Lisle

16 Feb 1546/7 Earl of Warwick

11 Oct 1551 Duke of Northumberland


restored in blood 1512; knighted 1523; held by modern doctrine to have succeeded to the Barony of Lisle on the death of his mother in 1530, but never so styled; Constable of Warwick Castle 1531/2; Master of the Armoury in the Tower 1534-44; Member of Parliament for Kent 1534-36 and for Staffordshire 1541-42; Sheriff of Staffordshire 1536; Vice-Admiral 1536/7; Ambassador to Spain 1537; on the death of his stepfather Arthur [Plantagenet], 1st Viscount Lisle, on 3 Mar 1541/2 he became entitled to the Viscountcy of Lisle under the terms of the remainder to the letters patent dated 1523 but was nevertheless created Viscount Lisle by new letters patent issued 9 days later; Warden of the Scottish Marches 1542-42/3; Lord High Admiral of England 1542/3-1546/7 and 1549-50; Privy Councillor 1543; Knight of the Garter 1543; Governor of Boulogne 1544-1544/5; Lieutenant General of the Army and Armada against the French 1546; an executor of the will of Henry VIII; Lord Great Chamberlain 1546/7-49/50; Lieutenant of all the Northern Counties 1547; in command of the army against the Scots at the Battle of Pinkie 1547; Lord President of the Council of Wales 1549-50; the downfall and imprisonment of Lord Protector Somerset in 1549 left the Earl of Warwick as the most powerful person in the country; Joint Commissioner and Overseer of the Mint 1549/50; Lord Steward of the Household 1549/50-53; Lord President of the Council 1549/50-53; Governor of Northumberland and Warden-General for life of the Scottish Marches 1550-53; Earl Marshal of England 1551-53; Warden of the East, Middle and West Marches 1551; Chancellor of the University of Cambridge 1552-53; Joint Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire with his son 1552 and 1553; first to sign the document settling the Crown on his daughter-in-law Lady Jane Grey and headed the Council which declared her to be Queen in 1553; arrested at Cambridge, found guilty of high treason and attainted, when all his honours were forfeited; executed four days later on Tower Hill


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