Edward Sutton, 2nd Baron Dudley

Sir Edward Sutton, 2nd Baron Dudley,[1] (c. 1460 – 31 January 1531) was an English nobleman elected as Knight of the Garter (KG) in the beginning of King Henry VIII's reign.[2] He was chamberlain to Princess Mary (later Queen Mary I) from 1525 to 1528.[3]

Arms of Sir Edward Sutton, 2nd Baron Dudley, KG

Edward Sutton was the son of Sir Edmund Sutton and Joyce de Tiptoft,[1] daughter of Sir John Tiptoft, 1st Baron Tiptoft. In right of his wife Joyce, Edmund Dudley benefited from her inheritance of the Tibetot barony and Cherleton barony, and thus co-heir to the Powis inheritance, but was never created baron of these holdings.

Edward married Cecily Willoughby, [1] daughter of Sir William Willoughby and Joan Strangeways, and granddaughter of Katherine Neville, Duchess of Norfolk, by whom he had:[2]

  1. John Sutton, 3rd Baron Dudley, his successor.
  2. Geoffrey Sutton, who married Eleanor Talbot, by whom he was father of Thomas Sutton of Russels.
  3. Thomas Sutton.
  4. Arthur Sutton, prebendary in Lichfield Cathedral (see Chad of Mercia#Cult and Relics).
  5. Elizabeth Sutton, who married Thomas Butler, son of Piers Butler, 8th Earl of Ormond.
  6. Alice Dudley [Sutton].
  7. Eleanor Sutton, who married firstly Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester, and secondly Leonard Grey, 1st Viscount Grane.
  8. Joyce Sutton, who married firstly Sir John Leighton of Wattlesborough. Their eldest son, Sir Edward Leighton, was custos rotulorum for Shropshire. Their younger son, Sir Thomas Leighton, was Governor of Jersey and married Elizabeth Knollys, daughter of Catherine Carey and sister of Lettice Knollys. Joyce married secondly Richard Lee, MP for Much Wenlock, before 1538.
  9. Jane (Joan, Johanna) Sutton, who married Sir Thomas Fiennes, son of Thomas, Baron Dacre. Their son Thomas Fiennes, 9th Baron Dacre was executed for murder in 1541.
  10. Margaret Sutton, who married John Grey, 2nd Baron Grey of Powis. Their son was Edward Grey, 3rd Baron Grey of Powis, to whom his uncle John, Lord Dudley, sold the Tiptoft-Dudley portion of Powis Castle.
  11. Catherine Sutton, who married Sir George Gresley of Drakelow.


  1. ^ a b c Harrison 1998, p. 54.
  2. ^ a b Burke 1866, p. 521.
  3. ^ Adams, Simon. "Sutton [Dudley], Edward, fourth Baron Dudley". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/8148. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)


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