Dudley Avenue, HA3

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Possibly after Dudley North (1581 – January 16, 1666), 3rd Baron North, who inherited the manor of Harrow from his father, Sir Edward (later Lord) North, who had bought it from the Crown in January 1546. He was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 1599 married Frances, daughter of Sir John Brocket of Brocket Hall in Hertfordshire. Dudley was a popular figure at court, excelling in athletic exercises as well as in poetry and music. He is also credited with discovering the springs at The Pantiles, in Tunbridge Wells, which cared him of a complaint. He sold Harrow manor in 1630 to Edmund Phillips and George and Rowland Pitt. Later after supporting the Parliamentary cause in the Civil War he went to live in retirement at Kirtling in Cambridgeshire. He died leaving a daughter (Dorothy) and two sons, the elder of which, Sir Dudley, succeeded him as the 4th Baron North.

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