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William Dugdale, Garter King of Arms

Male 1605 - 1686  (80 years)

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  • Name William Dugdale  [1
    Suffix Garter King of Arms 
    Birth 12 Sep 1605  Shustoke, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Death 10 Feb 1686  Blyth Hall, Shustoke, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I26927  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2020 

    Father John Dugdale,   b. 1552, Clitheroe, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1624 (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Swynfen 
    Family ID F16086  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Herald and scholar. Influential in the development of medieval history as an academic subject. Author of numerous important works of scholarship including Monasticon Anglicanum, Antiquities of Warwickshire, History of St. Paul's Cathedral, and many others.

      "His place in the annals of historical scholarship is an honourable one. His speciality was the retrieval of factual information relating to the great institutions of the middle ages: the monasteries, the legal system, and the aristocracy. The scale of his operations was greater than any previous endeavour, and its achievements were astonishing, especially in view of the disorder of the records from which he worked. Monasticon Anglicanum opened up a new area of historical research, and provided the foundations for such future investigations as Henry Wharton's Anglia sacra (1691) and Thomas Tanner's Notitia monastica (1695), while The Antiquities of Warwickshire (of which the second edition of 1730 was republished in facsimile in the twentieth century) continues to be regarded as the finest of seventeenth-century county histories on account of its thoroughness of documentation and attractive presentation." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S3675] The Descendants of Henry Sewall (1576-1656) of Manchester and Coventry, England, and Newbury and Rowley, Massachusetts by Eben W. Graves. Boston: Newbury Street Press, 2007.

    2. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.