Ludlow Ancesty


I. William Ludlow of Hill Devrill, Wilts. m. Margaret Rymer, dau. of William Rymer. He was a butler for King Henry VIII.


A. John Ludlow - See below

B. Margaret Ludlow - m William Sandes

C. Margery Ludlow - m. William Earle

D. Joan Ludlow - m. 1) John Norwood. 2) Thomas Ringwood of Southampton

E. Margaret Ludlow the younger - m. Thomas Trapnel.

II. John Ludlow - m Lora Ringwood, dau. of Thomas Ringwood.


A. John Ludlow - See below.

III. John Ludlow - m. Phillipa Bulstrode, dau. of William Bulstrode of London.


A. William Ludlow - See below.

B. Edward Ludlow - unmarr.

IV. William Ludlow - m. Jane Moore, dau. of Nicholas Moore of Withford, Southampton.


A. George Ludlow - See below.

B. Mary Ludlow - m Richard Scrope of Castle Combe, Wilts.

V. George Ludlow - m. Edith Windsor, dau. of Lord Sir Andrews of Stanwell, Middlesex and Elizabeth Blout. He was High Sheriff in 1567.


A. Sir Edmund Ludlow - m. 1) Bridget Coker, dau. of Henry Coker of Maypowder, Dorset. Bur. Sept. 1587, Hill Deverhill, Wilts. m. 2) Margaret Manning, Viscountess Howard of Binden, Wid. of Thomas Lord Howard Viscount Binden, dau. of Henry Manning and Katherine Kirkener.

Children by Bridget Coker

1. Henry Ludlow - b. 1577. m. Lettice West, dau. of Thomas West, Lord De La Warre.

2. George Ludlow - d.y.

3. John Ludlow - possibly m. Catherine Manning, dau. of Henry Manning and Katherine Kirkener. Sister to his step-mother.

4. Anne Ludlow - d.y.

5. Elizabeth Ludlow

6. Lucy Ludlow

7. Margaret Ludlow

8 . Bridget Ludlow

9. Jane Ludlow

10. Frances Ludlow - bpt. 15 Sept. 1587, Hill Deverill, Wilts.


11. Sir Henry Ludlow - b. 1592, Maiden Bradley, Wilts., bur. 6 Nov. 1660, St. Andrews, Holburn. m. Elizabeth Phelips, dau. of Richard Phelips, Montacute, Somerset.


a. Sir Edmund Ludlow - b. 1616. He was one of the King Charles I, judges. Commander of the forces in Ireland and died in exile in 1693 at Vervay.

b. Robert Ludlow - b. 1621, d. 1643, prisoner of war.

c. Thomas Ludlow -

d. Nathaniel Ludlow - b. 1624, d. a. 1701.

e. Frances Ludlow - b. 1626, d. 1632.

f. Philip Ludlow - b.1628, d. 1650 at sea.

g. Henry Ludlow - b. 1629, ancestor of the Earls of Ludlow.

h. Elizabeth Ludlow -

i. Margaret Ludlow -

12. Thomas Ludlow - more to come.

13. Anne Ludlow - m. Thomas Hall, gent of London

14. Margaret Ludlow - m. Robert Vaux

15. Jane Ludlow - m. _____ Bassett

16. Mary Ludlow - m . Hugh Ryley, gent of New Sarum.

17. Ursula Ludlow - m. Rev. William Earth, Rector of Mildenhall, Wilts.

18. Phillipa Ludlow - m. Thomas Zouch, knight of Dorset.

VI. THOMAS LUDLOW - Bur. 25 Nov. 1607, Dinton, Wilts. m. Jane Pyle, dau. of Thomas Pyle.


A. George Ludlow - bpt. 7 Sept. 1583, Dinton, Wilts, d.y.

B. Gabriel Ludlow - bpt. 10 Feb. 1587, Dinto. m. Phyllis ______. Administrator to the Inner Temple, London,1610 then described as of Bulleigh, Somerset.


1. Gabriel Ludlow - bpt. 13 Aug. 1622, Warminster. Killed at Battle of Newbury, 1644.

2. Thomas Ludlow - bpt. 1 Nov. 1624, Warminster - See will of George Ludlow. Apparently Thomas was in Yorke County Virginia. Did he or did he not marry Rebecca Hurst????

3. Francis Ludlow - bpt. 10 Sept. 1626, Warminster

4. Anne Ludlow - bpt. 4 Dec. 1628, Warminster

5. Elizabeth Ludlow - bpt. 18 Oct. 1632, Maiden Bradley, Wilts.

6. John Ludlow -

7. Sarah Ludlow

C. Roger Ludlow - See below.

D. Anne Ludlow - bpt. 5 July 1591, Dinton, Wilts, bur. 8 July 1613.

E. Thomas Ludlow - bpt. 3 Mar. 1593, Baverstock. m. Jane Bennett, 15 Feb. 1624, Warminster, dau. of John Bennett of Steeple and Smallbrook.


1. Thomas Ludlow - bpt. 3 Mar. 1631, Warminster. m. Sarah Sutton, 18 Aug. 1658.

2. Gabriel Ludlow - bpt. 27 Aug. 1634, Warminster. Said to be the ancestor of the New York Ludlows.

F. George Ludlow - See below.

VII. Roger Ludlow - bpt. 7 Mar. 1590, Dinton Wilts. m. 1624, Chard, Somerset, Eng. Mary Cogan, dau. of Philobert Cogan and Anne Marshall, b. a.1604, Chard, Somerset, Eng. ,bur. 3 June 1664, St.Michan's parish , Dublin, Ireland.. It is not known when Roger Ludlow died, but it was probably about 1665-1666.

18 Dec. 1624 Roger Ludlowe of Warminster, Wilts, gent., and Mary Coggan of Chard, spinster. To be married at Chard. Bondsman - William Atwell of Wells, tanner, William Sage of Wells, gent. [ref. Somerset Rec. Off. D/D/01 23, p. 69, Robin Bush]

His wife's sister, Elizabeth Cogan was wife of Gov. John Endicott.

Roger matriculated at Balliol College, Oxford, 16 June 1610 and was admitted to the Inner Temple, London, Nov. 1612. Chosen an Assistant of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. He came on the "Mary & John" in 1630, "which was called Ludlow's vessel" with his wife.

He first settled in Dorchester, MA and for the first four years was a member of the Court of Assistants. At a meeting of the Governors and Assistants at Boston in 1632. At this meeting Roger Ludlow "thereupon flew into passion and said then we should have no government, continued stiff in his opinions and though the matter was cleared to the satisfaction of the rest, protested he would then return to England".

The previous Governor and Assistants were rechosen, including Roger Ludlow. He was rechosen in 1633 and 1634. He was elected Deputy-Governor in place of Thomas Dudley who was promoted to Chief Magistrate. In 1635 disappointed when the people elected John Haynes, Governor, and Richard Bellingham, Deputy-Governor was not. He turned his attention to the emigration to Connecticut. Massachusetts Bay Colony appointed him to govern the people of Connecticut for the next year.

He was the first Governor of the Connecticut Colony. Held the first court there on 26 Apr. 1636. He instituted trials before jurors. People voted on who could join the colony but church membership was not a requirement for citizenship. He was called the "Father of Connecticut Jurisprudence". He was determined to establish a separate and independent colony. He began to establish a form of government that constituted a public state or commonwealth. [This was the first example in history of a written constitution--a distinct organic law, constituting a government and defining its powers. The constitution was that of an independent state, that continued in force with very little change for 180 years.] In the first election Ludlow was elected Deputy-Governor. In 1646 he was asked to draw up a body of laws for the government and present them to the General Court. This he completed and in 1650 and they were entered on the public records. Known as "Ludlow's Code" and were the foundation of the written laws of Connecticut.

Chosen Commander-in-Chief when the Dutch in New Amsterdam threatened the English Colonies. He raised a force at Fairfield and declared war on the Dutch. When he asked for support from the New Haven Colony, he was refused and he was accused of over-stepping his authority. Some feared his ambition might tempt him to establish another colony which would be under more control from the Mother Country. Believing his chances for greater authority in the Colony were at an end he decided to take his family to Virginia. There he said farewell to his brother, George Ludlow and then sailed home and settled in Dublin, Ireland in 1655.

On 14 December, 1657, a proclamation was made in pursuance of an act whereby Roger Ludlow with others, was again appointed to hear claims resulting from the attainder of "rebels" in Ireland. He was also a master in chancery.

About 10 July, 1659 Lieut. General Sir Edmund Ludlow, then just appointed Commander-in-Chief in Ireland, arrived at Holyhead in Wales preparatory to crossing to Dublin. Sir Edmund notes in his Memoirs that at this place he met his cousin Roger Ludlow, "who was then newly landed from Ireland, but finding us ready to sail, he returned thither with us". On 16 December, 1659 he may not have been in good health, for the Receiver-General's accounts state that Mr. Jonathan Ludlow was to have, by a warrant dated on that day, twenty pounds "for ye use of Roger Ludlow for his care and pains taken in several publique services.

On 11 February, 1660 Roger Ludlow, calling himself of Dublin, brought proceedings in Chancery in London against his nephew Thomas Ludlow, respecting the distribution of the estate of his brother, George Ludlow who had died in Virginia.


A. John Ludlowe - bpt. 4 Oct. 1629, Chard. [Robin Bush]

B. Jonathan Ludlow - [marriage license, 17 June 1665, to marry Sarah Davis.] Went to Ireland with his father.

C. Joseph Ludlow - bu. 30 Apr. 1667, St. Michan's, Dublin, Ireland

D. Anna Ludlow - Went to Ireland with her parents

E. Mary Ludlow - Went to Ireland with her parents

F. Roger Ludlow - Went to Ireland with his parents.

G. Sarah Ludlow - Went to Ireland with his parents, possibly m. Nathaniel Brewster, son of Francis Brewster.

VII. George Ludlow - bpt. 13 Sept. 1596, Dinton, Wilts, d. a.1656, Yorke County Virginia. M. Elizabeth _____. Came on the Mary & John with his brother, Roger. Applied for freemanship on 19 Oct. 1630.

 "grants of land [to George Ludlow] aggregating some 17,000 acres are of record in the Virginia Land Registry, the first being dated 21 August 1638 [Waters 173]

Will dated 8 September 1655, proved 1 August 1656.

"George Ludlowe of the County and Parish of Yorke in Virginia, Esq."

"to my nephew Thomas Ludlow, eldest son to my brother Gabriel Ludlowe Esq. deceased, all my whole estate of lands and servants &c. that I have now in possession in Virginia, to him and his lawful heirs...also my sixteenth part of the ship Mayflower...which part I bought of Mr. Samuel Harwar of London, merchant."; my executor "yearly...during the natural life of my now wife Elizabeth Ludlowe to pay unto her 50 pounds sterling in London"; "my crop...consigned to Mr.William Allen of London, merchant, and on Mr. John Cray" overseers of "my estates in England"; moneys due from Mr. Samuel Harwar at the Sun and Harp in Milk Street, London; to "my brother Gabriels all his children now in England 100 pounds apiece"; remainder of the money (in England) to my brother Roger Ludlowe's children equally and Mr. Thomas Bushrode to be paid 75 pounds.; whereas my brother Roger Ludlowe hath consigned diverse goods to debts in New England and in my said brother the 100 pounds I lent him; to my cousin Samuel Langrish three thousand pounds tobacco &c; to George Bernard, son of Col. William Bernard, my great silver tankard with my arms on it &c; to George Webster, son to Capt. Richard Webster of Jamestown, the silver tankard that Mr. Bowler brought in the year 1655; to Col. William Bernard, Major William Gooch and Capt. Augustine Warner 10 pounds apiesce, and nominate them to be overseers here in Virginia; to Doctor Henry Waldron all the debt he owes me on book and the physic I have sent for him. To Mr. Bushrode 5 pounds; to my man Archyball a cloth suit; to Jane Greenham my servant one year of her time; to Mrs Rebecca Hurst all the clothes that I have sent for her in full of her time being with me in my house."

Codicil dated 23 October 1655

"Col. George Ludlowe" notes that "my nephew Thomas Ludlowe intends to intermarry with one Rebecca Hurst that is at this present living in my house"; my overseers here in Virginia take into their custody all my whole estate and dispose of the same until they can send to Ireland to my nephew Jonathan Ludlowe eldest son to my brother Roger, who lives in Ireland in Dublin. Now in case my aforesaid nephew Thomas shall marry with the said Rebecca then it is my will that I give and bequeath unto my said nephew Jonathan all the estates that I did formerly give unto my nephew Thomas Ludlowe and make and constitute the said Jonathan my full and sole executor and heir."

"On the first day of August in the year of Our Lord 1656, there issued forth letters of administration to Roger Ludlowe Esq. the father of curator lawfully assigned to Jonathan, Joseph, Roger, Anne, Mary and Sarah Ludlowe, minors, the nephews and nieces and residuary legataries in this will, during the miniority of the said minors; [blank] [blank] for that no executor is therein named as touching the said deceased's estate in England" [Waters 172-173]

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