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Dudley, Joseph, 1647-1720



  • Existence: 1647 - 1720

Joseph Dudley was a colonial administrator, a native of Roxbury in Massachusetts Bay Colony, and the son of one of its founders. He had a leading role in the administration of the Dominion of New England (1686–1689) which was overthrown in the 1689 Boston revolt. He served briefly on the council of the Province of New York where he oversaw the trial which convicted Jacob Leisler, the ringleader of Leisler's Rebellion. He then spent eight years in England in the 1690s as Lieutenant-Governor of the Isle of Wight, including one year as a Member of Parliament for Newtown (Isle of Wight). In 1702, he returned to New England after being appointed governor of the Province of Massachusetts Bay and Province of New Hampshire, posts that he held until 1715.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Governor Joseph Dudley warrant

Mss 706573
Identifier: Mss 706573
Scope and Contents Warrant issued by Governor Joseph Dudley for the arrest of William Partridge. The warrant authorizes the High Sheriff of the province to arrest Partridge for permitting John Hammond and Joseph Baker to escape from custody.

New Hampshire Colony. Response to the Governor

Mss 703161
Identifier: Mss 703161
Scope and Contents Two-page true copy of a portion of the governor's speech and the response of the assembly regarding the settlement of the title dispute of Samuel Allen to portions of the colony.