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Edward Sutton, 4th Baron Dudley

Edward Sutton, 4th Baron Dudley (1525 – 12 July 1586) was an English nobleman and soldier. Contemporary sources also refer to him as Sir Edward Dudley.


He served in Ireland (1536) under his uncle

Peerage of England
Preceded by
John Sutton
Baron Dudley
Succeeded by
Edward Sutton


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  2. ^ John Roche Dasent, Acts of the Privy Council, vol. 2, HMSO (1890), 421, as 'Edward Dudley.'
  3. ^  "Dudley, John de".   Subarticle on this Edmund Dudley.


3. Mary Howard, the daughter of William, 1st Baron Howard (m. 1570).

  • Edward Dudley, who became the 5th Baron Dudley - (b. 17 September 1567, d. 23 June 1643).
  • John Dudley - (b. 30 November 1569, d. c. Feb 1644/45).

2. Jane Stanley, (a daughter of Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby) (m. 1567). By the Lady Jane Stanley he had the following children:

1. Katherine Brydges, the daughter of John Brydges, 1st Baron Chandos and Elizabeth (née Grey) of Wilton (m. 1556)

Edward married:

He was the son of John Sutton, 3rd Baron Dudley and Lady Cicely Grey, daughter of Thomas Grey, 1st Marquess of Dorset; and the grandson of Edmund Sutton, Knight of Dudley Castle and Baron Tibertot and Cherleton (born 1425).


Edward succeeded his father (known as the "Lord Quondam" that is 'Lord Formerly') as Baron Dudley in 1553. He was buried at St. Margaret's Church, Westminster. He was succeeded by his son, Edward Sutton, 5th Baron Dudley (1556–1643).

He was knighted in 1553 and was restored to ownership of his ancestral Dudley Castle, which had been forfeited to the Crown by the attainder of his cousin the Duke of Northumberland in 1554.[1] He was lieutenant of Hampnes, in Picardy, from 1556 to 1558; and entertained Queen Elizabeth at Dudley Castle, 1575.[3]


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