Jurist Roger Ludlow, who was born in England in 1590 and educated at Oxford, came to America in 1630.

He was made deputy governor of the Massachusetts colony in 1634 and later moved to Connecticut.There he drafted, collected and codified the laws of Connecticut, known as "Ludlow's Code." In 1634, he helped create the New England Confederation, consisting of the Massachusetts, Plymouth, Connecticut and New Haven colonies.

Ludlow left America in 1654 and later settled in Ireland.