Matthew Dudley

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Sir Matthew Dudley, 2nd Baronet (1 October 1661 – 14 April 1721) was an English politician.

Dudley was the son of Sir William Dudley, 1st Baronet, of Clopton, Northamptonshire. He was the High Sheriff of Northamptonshire for 1684, MP for Northampton from 1703 to 1705 and MP for Huntingdonshire from 1713 to 1715.[1] He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1703.[2]

Dudley died in 1721.

Dudley married Mary, daughter of Henry O'Brien, 7th Earl of Thomond. They had one son named Matthew Dudley Jr.


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Christopher Montagu
Thomas Andrew
Member of Parliament for Northampton
1702 – 1705
With: Bartholomew Tate 1702–04
Francis Arundell 1704–05
Succeeded by
Francis Arundell
George Montagu
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Pocklington
Sir John Cotton, 4th Bt
Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire
1713 – 1715
With: Robert Pigott
Succeeded by
Robert Pigott
John Bigg