|Birth: ||Jul., 1623|
West Yorkshire, England
John Hudson was the husband of Ann Rogers Hudson. They were the parents of Elizabeth Hudson who married Nathaniel Eastman. John and Ann Hudson lived in Duxbury, Plymouth County, MA.
John Hudson came from England to Massachusetts in 1635 as a 12 year old child, aboard the ship "Susan & Ellen" with other family members bound for New England. Ship records indicate the "Primary Immigrant": Ralph Hudson, Wife Marie 42; Child John 12; Child Elizabeth 5; Child Hannah 14. Along with 5 servants of Ralph Hudson named as Benjamin Thwing, Ann Gibson, Judith Kirk,John More, Henry Knowles. The Ralph Hudson family lived in Boston.
By 1666 John Hudson appears in Duxbury town records in land transactions describing him as owning land in Duxbury, Plymouth County, MA. Vol A pg 212-213. He appears again in the Duxbury town records in 1684, Vol A, pg 262 regarding a neighbor's land transactions near land owned by John Hudson on North river above bridge running upriver to maple tree, on southerly side of Pudding Brook.
History of Duxbury (from Wikipedia): "In 1620, the English settlers known as the Pilgrims established their colony in Plymouth. Per the terms of their contract with financial backers in London, they were required to live together in a tight community for seven years. At the end of that term in 1627, land along the coast was allotted to settlers for farming. Thus, the coastline from Plymouth to Marshfield was parceled out, and many settlers began moving away from Plymouth."
"At first, those who settled in Duxbury came to work their new farms just in the warmer months and returned to Plymouth during the winter. It was not long, however, before they began to build homes on their land, and soon requested permission from the colony to be set off as a separate community with their own church. Duxbury, which originally included land that is now Pembroke, was incorporated in 1637."
"Some of the most influential men in the colony received grants in Duxbury and became its first leaders. Captain Myles Standish, the military leader of the colony, lived in "the Nook," an area now known as Standish Shore. Elder William Brewster was for many years the religious leader of the colony. He may have named Duxbury after his possible home of Duxbury Hall, in Chorley, England, in which he led services to the colony until it received its own minister in 1637. John Alden was another important settler. His house, now a museum on Alden Street, was the site of many important meetings of the colony's leaders. The graves of some of Duxbury's first settlers can be found in the Old Burying Ground on Chestnut Street, next to the site of original meetinghouse. Theory has it that the town was named by Myles Standish after the family estate of his childhood in Lancashire. The ancient Standish family in northern England owned much land and large estates, including the two main family headquarters of Standish Hall and Duxbury Manor, in Lancashire, since the before the Middle Ages. Myles Standish's will delineates his inheritance rights to very particular lands near and around Standish and mostly Duxbury Manor, stating his descent from both lines of the Standish family; and so it has been suggested that he named the new town in Massachusetts after the estate where he grew up."
"Duxbury was primarily a farming community throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. Its quiet history in the 18th century was interrupted only by the Revolutionary War."
IT IS NOT KNOWN FOR CERTAIN WHERE JOHN HUDSON IS BURIED or if any headstone remains. This memorial is being set up to serve as a place marker while descendants continue to research for records which might confirm a burial location. There are several old historic cemeteries in the vicinity of old Duxbury, but some of them did not come into use until the 1700's. The historic Burial Hill cemetery in Plymouth County in the vicinity of Duxbury had burials in the late 1600's, the earliest headstones were wooden and no longer remain. The oldest headstone still found in this cemetery is said to be from 1681. It is not yet confirmed whether John Hudson is buried there.
Ralph Hudson (1593 - 1651)
Marie "Mary" Watts Hudson (1593 - 1651)
Ann Rogers Hudson (1634 - 1712)
Abigail Hudson Stetson (1653 - 1727)*
Mary Hudson Bishop (1654 - 1740)*
Elizabeth Hudson Vickery (1658 - 1706)*
Created by: genie-in-az
Record added: Jan 13, 2013
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