Dudley, Ambrose (1528 - 1589/90)

Born / Died

Birth Date: ca. 1528
Death Date: 1590-02-21

Notes

Imprisoned in the Tower 25 July 1553 for supporting Lady Jane Grey; arraigned and found guilty of high treason 13 Nov. 1553 and attainted; pardoned 22 Jan. 1554/5; restored in blood 7 March 1557/8

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: marriage
    Union began: before 1546-3-4
    Union ended: n.d.
    Note: Possibly married ca. 1549. Union produced a son named John and a daughter possibly named Margaret, both of whom died in infancy
  2. Type: marriage
    Union began: by 1553-7
    Union ended: n.d.
  3. Type: marriage
    Union began: 1565-11-11
    Union ended: n.d.

Primary Title

Lord Ambrose Dudley
21st Earl of Warwick

Titles

  • Knight
    Assumed 1549-11-17
  • Lord Ambrose Dudley
    Assumed 1551-10
    Vacated 1561-12-26
  • 1st Baron Lisle
    Assumed 1561-12-25
    Vacated 1589/90-02-21
  • 21st Earl of Warwick
    Assumed 1561-12-26
    Vacated 1589/90-02-21
  • Knight of the Garter
    Assumed 1563-05-23 (date installed; nominated 22 April 1563)
    Vacated 1589/90-01-21

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
Constable & Keeper, Kenilworth 1549-12-20 n.d.
Master of the Ordnance, England 1560-4-12 1589/90-02-21 For life
JP, Warwickshire 1561/2 n.d.
JP, Lincolnshire 1561/2 n.d.
President, Council of the North, England 1563/4-1 n.d.
JP, Warwickshire 1564 n.d.
JP, Lincolnshire 1564 n.d.
Commissioner of Musters, London 1569 n.d.
Commissioner of Musters, Warwickshire 1569 n.d.
Lord Lieut, Warwickshire 1569-11 1570-11
Lord Lieut, Coventry 1569-11 1570-11
Privy Councillor, England 1573-9-5 n.d.
Commissioner of Musters, Oxfordshire 1579 n.d.
Commissioner of Musters, Berkshire 1579 n.d.
Commissioner of Musters, Staffordshire 1579 n.d.
Commissioner of Musters, Buckinghamshire 1579 n.d.
Commissioner of Musters, Warwickshire 1579 n.d.
Commissioner of Musters, Northamptonshire 1579 n.d.
Commissioner of Musters, Oxfordshire 1579/80 n.d.
Commissioner of Musters, Berkshire 1579/80 n.d.
Commissioner of Musters, Buckinghamshire 1579/80 n.d.
Commissioner of Musters, Staffordshire 1579/80 n.d.
Commissioner of Musters, Northamptonshire 1579/80 n.d.
Commissioner of Musters, Warwickshire 1579/80 n.d.
Lord Lieut, Coventry by 1587-10-9 1589/90-02-21 (held office until death)
Lord Lieut, Warwickshire by 1587-10-9 1589/90-02-21 (held office until death)
Chamberlain & Chancellor, Anglesey 1589-5-20 n.d.
Chamberlain & Chancellor, Caernarvonshire 1589-5-20 n.d.
Chamberlain & Chancellor, Merionethshire 1589-5-20 n.d.
High Steward, Hertfordshire 1589 n.d.
High Steward & Keeper, Northamptonshire 1589-5-10 n.d.
Keeper, Northamptonshire 1589-5-10 n.d.
Master Forester, Northamptonshire 1589-5-10 n.d.

General Lands Note

Inherited fee simple lands of mother 1555 (sold to brother Robert Nov. 1553). Granted, with 2nd wife, her inheritance 17 July 1556

Details of Properties

Residence

  • North Hall, Northaw, Hertfordshire
    Principal provincial residence 1570-1589/90
  • Warwick Castle, Warwickshire
    Granted
    Acquired: 1562-04-05

Lands

  • Derbyshire: Ruthin Lordship
    Acquired: 1564-06-23
    Granted
  • Leicestershire: Kibworth Beauchamp Manor
    Acquired: 1559-03-28
    Granted
  • Northumberland
    Acquired: 1572
    Granted estates forfeited by father
  • Warwickshire: Wedgnock Park
  • Worcestershire: Halesowen Monestary Lands
    Acquired: 1555
    Divested: 1556-11-20
    Inherited; gave to brother Robert
  • Yorkshire
    Acquired: 1571
    Granted estates forfeited by father

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1564-1564 Rye (Unknown), Rye , Sussex Earl of Warwick's ?
Performance 1575-1576 Bath (Unknown), Bath , Somerset Earl of Warwick's Bearward
Performance 1562-1563 Town Hall, Grimsby , Lincolnshire Earl of Warwick's Player/s
Performance 1561-1562 Canterbury (Unknown), Canterbury , Kent Earl of Warwick's Players
Performance 1561-1562 Boothall, Gloucester , Gloucestershire Earl of Warwick's Players
Performance 1562-1562 Grimsthorpe Castle, Grimsthorpe Castle , Lincolnshire Earl of Warwick's Players
Performance 1562-1562 Guildhall, Oxford , Oxfordshire Earl of Warwick's Players
Performance 1562-1562 Guildhall, Bristol , Bristol (city-county) in Gloucestershire Earl of Warwick's Players
Performance 1562-1563 Lydd (Unknown), Lydd , Kent Earl of Warwick's Players
Performance 1562-1563 Dover (Unknown), Dover , Kent Earl of Warwick's Players
Performance 1562-1563 Guildhall, Cambridge , Cambridgeshire Earl of Warwick's Players
Performance 1562-1563 Canterbury (Unknown), Canterbury , Kent Earl of Warwick's Players
Performance 1563-1563 Guildhall, Exeter , Exeter (city-county) in Devon Earl of Warwick's Players
Performance 1563-1563 Guildhall, Plymouth , Devon Earl of Warwick's Players
Performance 1563-1563 Town Hall, Bridgwater , Somerset Earl of Warwick's Players
Performance 1563-1564 Canterbury (Unknown), Canterbury , Kent Earl of Warwick's Players
Performance 1563-1564 Boothall, Gloucester , Gloucestershire Earl of Warwick's Players
Performance 1572-1573 St Eustachius' Church, Tavistock , Devon Earl of Warwick's Players
Performance 1574-1575 St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry , Coventry (city-county) in Warwickshire Earl of Warwick's Players
Performance 1575-1575 Lichfield , Staffordshire Earl of Warwick's Players
Performance 1588-1588 Guildhall, Bath , Somerset Earl of Warwick's Tumblers
Performance 1559-1560 Boothall, Gloucester , Gloucestershire Lord Ambrose Dudley's Players
Performance 1559-1559 Guildhall, Bristol , Bristol (city-county) in Gloucestershire Lord Ambrose Dudley's Players
Performance 1560-1561 Common Hall, Norwich , Norwich (city-county) in Norfolk Lord Ambrose Dudley's Players
Performance 1560-1560 Guildhall, Cambridge , Cambridgeshire Lord Ambrose Dudley's Players
Performance 1561-1561 Canterbury (Unknown), Canterbury , Kent Lord Ambrose Dudley's Players
Performance 1562-1562 Town Hall, Bridgwater , Somerset Lord Ambrose Dudley's Players
Performance 1564-1564 Guildhall, Norwich , Norwich (city-county) in Norfolk Lord Ambrose Dudley's Players

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Earl of Warwick's ? Dudley, Ambrose (1528 - 1590) Unknown 1
Earl of Warwick's Bearward Dudley, Ambrose (1528 - 1590) Performing Animals 1
Earl of Warwick's Player/s Dudley, Ambrose (1528 - 1590) Players 1
Earl of Warwick's Players Dudley, Ambrose (1528 - 1590) Players 17
Earl of Warwick's Tumblers Dudley, Ambrose (1528 - 1590) Acrobats/Physical Feats 1
Lord Ambrose Dudley's Players Dudley, Ambrose (1528 - 1590) Players 7

Bibliographic Sources

Adams, S.L. 'Office-Holders of the Borough of Denbigh and the Stewards of the Lordships of Denbighshire in the Reign of Elizabeth I.' Denbighshire Historical Society Transactions 25 (1976): 92–113.
Calendar of State Papers, Domestic, Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth I and James I [1547–1625]. 12 vols. London: HMSO, 1856–72.
The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. 1887–98 (8 vols); 1910–59 (13 vols). 6 vols. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1982.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 01/05/2005 (http://www.oxforddnb.com)