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From: "Leo van de Pas" <>
Subject: Re: William Dudley of CT
Date: Thu, 13 Jan 2005 06:27:29 +1100
If you Robert Dudley and Lettice Knollys had had a son who grew up, this son
would have been Earl of Leicester. As it is their one and only son died very
young, so you can rule this possibility out.
Leo van de Pas
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Sent: Thursday, January 13, 2005 6:08 AM
Subject: William Dudley of CT
> An intriguing clue to William's parentage appeared in the most recent
> issue of TAG 79 (2004):172-178. William may be a possible son of
> Thomas and Mary (Dendy) Dudley. Mary Dendy is the daughter of John
> and Margaret (Symons) Dendy, all of Dorking, co. Surrey. If so,
> William had a brother Jasper.
> Using this information, it can be seen that Thomas and Mary were
> married about 1611. Mary was baptized at Dorking in October 1591.
> Thomas Dudley was therefore born sometime before 1590. There are
> several Thomas Dudleys born in the area at that time, several at
> Dorking itself. However, one intriguing possibility that I would like
> to quickly rule out, is the Thomas born to Robert Dudley, Earl of
> Leicester, by Lettice Knollys at Richmond or Sheen or Shere in 1584 or
> 1586. I'm sure someone has done work on this already and can tell me
> all about this Robert Dudley and his supposed children, both legitimate
> and not.
> Many thanks.