North, Dudley (1641–1691)
Sir Dudley North, knighted for his service as a sheriff of London in 1682, was born at Westminster in 1641, the third of five sons of the fourth Baron Guilford. He died at Covent Garden on the last day of December 1691. After a highly successful merchant career in the Levant, he returned to England in 1680 and was appointed a Commissioner of the Customs in 1683. He was promoted to Commissioner of the Treasury in 1685, and when that Commission was dissolved a few months later he returned to the Customs where he remained until the Revolution of 1688.
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