BIOGRAPHY OF JOHN DUDLEY 1ST BARON DUDLEY 1400-1487

GENERAL

Paternal Family Tree: SUTTON

Descent English Royalty: 10G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England

Descent French Royalty: 10G Grandson Henry I King France

Descent Royal House of Wessex: 17G Grandson Edward "Elder" King Anglo-Saxons

EVENTS

On 25 Dec 1400 John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley was born to John Sutton 4th Baron Sutton Dudley (20) and Constance Blount (20) at Dudley Castle

After 25 Dec 1400 John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley was baptised at Barton-under-Needlewood

After 14 Mar 1420 John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley and Elizabeth Berkeley were married at Dudley

Around 1421 Catherine Dudley was born to John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (20) and Elizabeth Berkeley at Dudley Castle

On 31 Aug 1422 Henry V King England (36) died at Château de Vincennes possibly from dysentry, possibly from heatstroke. John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (21) brought the body of Henry V King England (36) back to England [Death of Henry V].

On 07 Nov 1422 Henry V King England was buried at Westminster Abbey. John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (21) attended as Chief Mourner and Standard Bearer [Funeral of Henry V].

In 1425 Edmund Dudley was born to John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (24) and Elizabeth Berkeley at Dudley

In 1425 William Sutton Bishop Durham was born to John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (24) and Elizabeth Berkeley at Dudley Castle

Around 1427 John Dudley was born to John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (26) and Elizabeth Berkeley at Atherington

In 1428 John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (27) was appointed as Lord Lieutenant Ireland

Around 1429 Margaret Sutton was born to John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (28) and Elizabeth Berkeley at Dudley Castle

Around 1434 Jane Sutton was born to John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (33) and Elizabeth Berkeley at Dudley Castle

Around 1437 Oliver Sutton was born to John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (36) and Elizabeth Berkeley at Dudley Castle

Around 1439 Eleanor Sutton was born to John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (38) and Elizabeth Berkeley at Dudley Castle

On 15 Feb 1440 John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (39) was created 1st Baron Dudley

In 1451 John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (50) was appointed 178th Knight Garter: Henry VI

On 22 May 1455 at the First Battle of St Albans. The Lancastrians Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset (49) , Henry Percy 2nd Earl Northumberland (62) , William Cotton, Thomas Clifford 8th Baron Clifford (41) and Richard Fortescue (41) were killed. Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham (52) was wounded and captured. Henry VI King England, II King France (33) , John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (54) and Edmund Dudley (30) were captured. Henry Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset (19) was wounded. James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde (34) and John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock (55) fought.

On 23 Sep 1459 John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (58) attempted to ambush John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu (28) whilst he was travelling to Ludlow to join up with the main Yorkist army. Forewarned by scouts arranged his troops into battle order. The Yorkist army included John Conyers, Thomas Harrington (59) , James Harrington (29) , Richard Neville 5th Earl Salisbury (59) , William Stanley Lord Chamberlain (24) , Roger Kynaston (26) , John Savile, Walter Strickland (48) and John Wenlock 1st Baron Wenlock (59) . The Lancastrian army included John Dutton, Thomas Dutton (38) and Peter Dutton who were killed. James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley Heighley (61) was killed by Roger Kynaston (26) . John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (58) and Edmund Dudley (34) were captured. Lionel Welles 6th Baron Welles (53) fought. [Battle of Blore Heath]

On 29 Mar 1461 at the Battle of Towton those who fought for the Lancaster included William Tailboys 7th Baron Kyme (46) , John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (60) , William Norreys (20) , Thomas Grey, Robert Hungerford 3rd Baron Hungerford (30) , John Talbot 3rd Earl Shrewsbury, 3rd Earl Waterford (12) , Richard Welles 7th Baron Willoughby Eresby, 7th Baron Welles (33) , Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers (56) , James Butler 1st Earl Wiltshire, 5th Earl Ormonde (40) , John Butler 6th Earl Ormonde (12) , William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont (22) and Thomas Tresham (41) . Cardinal John Morton (41) was captured.

On 30 Sep 1487 John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (86) died at Stafford

After 30 Sep 1487 John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley was buried at Priory of St James

ANCESTRY

Father: John Sutton 4th Baron Sutton Dudley

GrandFather: John Sutton 3rd Baron Sutton Dudley

1G GrandFather: John Sutton 2nd Baron Sutton Dudley

2G GrandFather: John Sutton 1st Baron Sutton Dudley

3G GrandFather: John Sutton

3G GrandMother: Margery Somery

4G GrandFather: Roger Somery 3rd Baron Dudley

4G GrandMother: Agnes Unknown

2G GrandMother: Isabella Charleton

3G GrandFather: John Charleton 1st Baron Cherleton

4G GrandFather: Robert Charleton

3G GrandMother: Hawise "Lady of Powys" Mathrafal

4G GrandFather: Owen de la Pole Mathrafal 1st Lord Powis

1G GrandMother: Joan Clinton

2G GrandFather: John Clinton 3rd Baron Clinton

3G GrandFather: John Clinton 2nd Baron Clinton

4G GrandFather: Robert Clinton 1st Baron Clinton

4G GrandMother: Ida Odingsells

3G GrandMother: Margery Corbet

4G GrandFather: William Corbet

2G GrandMother: Joan Limbury

3G GrandFather: Philip Limbury

3G GrandMother: Joan Unknown

GrandMother: Joan Unknown

Mother: Constance Blount (9G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

GrandFather: Walter Blount (8G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

1G GrandFather: John Blount

2G GrandFather: Walter Blount

3G GrandFather: William Blount

4G GrandFather: Robert Blount

4G GrandMother: Isabel Odingsells

3G GrandMother: Isabel Beauchamp

4G GrandFather: William Beauchamp

4G GrandMother: Isabel Maudit

2G GrandMother: Joanna Sodington

1G GrandMother: Eleanor Beauchamp (7G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

2G GrandFather: John Beauchamp 2nd Baron Beauchamp Somerset (7G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandFather: John Beauchamp 1st Baron Beauchamp Somerset (6G Grandson Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: John I Beauchamp Baron Beauchamp

4G GrandMother: Cicely Vivonne Forz (5G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandMother: Joan Cheduit

2G GrandMother: Margaret St John (6G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

3G GrandFather: John St John 1st Baron St John Basing

4G GrandFather: John St John

4G GrandMother: Agnes Fitzpiers

3G GrandMother: Isabel Courtenay (5G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

4G GrandFather: Hugh Courtenay Baron Okehampton

4G GrandMother: Eleanor Despencer (4G Granddaughter Henry "Beauclearc" I King England)

GrandMother: Sancha Toledo

1G GrandFather: Diego Gómez Toledo