Roger Ludlow

Roger Ludlow

Birth
Dinton, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England
Death 1666 (aged 75–76)
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Burial Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Memorial ID 104956339 · View Source
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Roger was the third son of Thomas Ludlow and Jane Pyle, baptized 07 March 1590 at Dinton. He joined Oxford at Balliol College 1610 aged 19, admitted to the Inner Temple Nov 1612.

He married Mary Cogan after 1623, daughter of Philobert Cogan and Anne Marshall, daughter of Thomas. They had four sons and three daughters;
*Roger LUDLOW (1620-1656)
*Anne LUDLOW (1622- )
*Thomas LUDLOW (1623-1655)
*Jonathan LUDLOW (1625- )
*Sarah LUDLOW (1625-1665)
*Joseph LUDLOW (1627-1667)
*Mary LUDLOW (1632- )
Sarah, who would marry Rev. Nathaniel Brewster.

He was elected,(1630) an assistant of the Massachusetts Bay Company and in the same year. on 20 Mar 1630 he and his family sailed to America. He was one of the founders of Dorchester, Mass., and served (1634) as deputy governor of Massachusetts. Moving to the new settlements along the Connecticut River, he presided (1636) at Windsor over the first court held in Connecticut and is credited with the final drafting of the Fundamental Orders, adopted by the colony in 1639. He also completed the first codification of Connecticut laws, known as Ludlow's Code or the Code of 1650. In 1639 he founded the settlement of Fairfield, Conn., and for many years served as a magistrate and deputy governor of Connecticut

Roger Ludlow was a Colonial Lawmaker known as the "Father of Connecticut Jurisprudence".
He was instrumental in framing the model constitution for Connecticut.
He was appointed by the general court to codify the laws of Connecticut. The Code of Connecticut was established in 1650 and published in 1672, being known as "Mr. Ludlow's Code". During 1639, Roger Ludlow removed to Fairfield.
From 1651-1653, he served as the Commissioner of the United Colonies.
He served in many capacities for nearly 20 years.
Virginia & England.
He subsequently moved to Virginia ca. 13 Apr 1654. In 1654, Roger Ludlow returned to England, where he became a member of the Commission on claims to forfeited lands in Ireland.

Roger Ludlow was considered one of the brightest and best educated men in the American Colonies.

Herbert Seversmith, one of the great genealogists, had this to say from his work on Roger Ludlow:
"It is not known when Roger Ludlow died, but it was probably about 1665-1666. No will is reported any Irish indexes (they have been thoroughly searched) and none has been found in English calendars. It is suggested that when he died he possessed very little estate, or had passed title to his living children; as a non-conformist and cousin of a well-known regicide (Sir Edmund Ludlow) he may have made no will in order that his family might escape the royal notice. It is not known where he was buried."


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  • Maintained by: Vicki Cooper
  • Originally Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
  • Added: 10 Feb 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 104956339
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roger Ludlow (Mar 1590–1666), Find a Grave Memorial no. 104956339, citing St Michan's Churchyard, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by Vicki Cooper (contributor 46851327) .