Thomas 1576–1653 Eng. colonial administrator in America
Definition of DUDLEY
town W cen England in W. Midlands WNW of Birmingham pop 300,400
geographical name(Concise Encyclopedia)
City (pop., 2001: 305,164), West Midlands, England. It is the site of several Saxon and Norman fortifications. Coal and ironstone have been mined there since the Middle Ages. By the mid-19th century there were numerous blast furnaces, and the resultant pollution helped to give the area to the north and east the name Black Country. Metalworking is an important industry.