Dudley Digges 1583-1639
Sir Dudley DIGGES 1583-1639
Of Chilham Castle, Kent, son of Thomas Digges (c.1546-1595) and his wife, Anne or Agnes (d. in or after 1595). BA University College, Oxford 1601. MP for Tewkesbury 1610 and 1614. A diplomat, Digges served as ambassador to Muscovy 1618-19 and as Special Ambassador to Holland in 1620. MP for Kent in 1628 until 1629. He became a bencher of Gray's Inn in 1631, master in chancery from 1631 to 1637, and Master of the Rolls in 1638.
Books with his armorial stamp – or possibly that of his brother Leonard – survive.
- British Armorial Bindings.
- Kelsey, Sean. "Digges, Sir Dudley (1582/3–1639), politician and diplomat." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.