Daniel Hudson Jr.
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Daniel Hudson Jr. (bef. 1620 - 1697)

Daniel Hudson Jr.
Born before in Epping, Essex, Englandmap
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Died in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts Baymap
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Biography

Daniel Hudson, son of Daniel and Ann (Joselyn) Hudson was baptized at Epping, Essex, England on July 30, 1620. [1] [2]

Daniel came to New England about 1640, and was first of Watertown, Massachusetts. He was a mason by trade. He resided at various times in Watertown, Cambridge Village, Lancaster and Concord. [2] Tradesman often moved at various times as there services were needed in another locale.

His wife's name was Joanna (___) and they were married prior to 1648, when their daughter Anne's birth was recorded. [3]. NOTE: A marriage record has not yet been found to confirm the relationship between Joanna (Daniel's wife) and Joanna White.

  • 1642: Daniel was named in the will of his uncle Joseph Joselyn of Cranham, Essex. [2]
  • 1647: As a mason he helped build the first school at Cambridge. [2]
  • 1665: Daniel purchased a proprietor's right at Lancaster, Massachusetts and later became a resident. [2]
  • 1670: April 16: Simon Willard of Lancaster sold to Daniel Hudson of Watertown several land parcels including a house lot with 20 acres, 2 lots of meadow being 11 1/4 and 5 1/2 acres of the 1st division, swampland and 100 acres of upland from the 2nd division, and he was granted common privileges. [4]
  • 1672: He purchased all the lands in Cambridge and Billerica of William Clemence Sr. on the agreement that Daniel maintain Clemence and his wife Ann. [2]
  • Sold 14 acres at Cambridge Village to Hugh Mason. [5]
  • 1673: Daniel, then of Concord and sometimes Lancaster, bought 20 acres at Lancaster from John Moore. [2]
  • 1674: Daniel, now of Cambridge, deeded the above 20 acres to his son Daniel on his impending marriage to Mary Maynard of Sudbury. [2]
  • 1690: October 6: Admitted as an inhabitant of Charlestown. [2]
  • 1692: March 18: He and his two sons were ordered to take refuge at the Lancaster garrison, in times of danger. [2] [6]

Daniel, his wife Joanna, along with two daughters and two grandchildren were slain by Indians at Lancaster on September 11, 1697. [3] [2]

In his will written on June 2, 1695 and proved on October 14, 1697 he names: [7]

  • wife Joanna sole executor
  • all my children
  • sons Nathaniel, Daniel and William [7]

In the final settlement of his estate on December 2, 1697, the following heirs consented to the agreement:

  • Samuel Waters in the right of his wife Mary
  • Jacob Waters in the right of his wife Sarah
  • James Atherton in the right of his wife Abigail
  • Nathaniel Hudson, his own share and that of his brother Thomas
  • the administrator, for our brother John Hudson's children
  • reserving our sister's wearing apparel in the hopes that Joanna and Elizabeth may yet still be alive and released from captivity [7]


Doris Sheridan's The Hudson Family, No. 3

"Daniel Hudson came to America about 1640 and first surfaces at Watertown, Massachusetts.8He was named in the will of his Uncle Joseph Joslin, of Granham, Essex, in 1642.9A mason by trade, Daniel helped to build the first school house in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1647. 10 In 1665, he purchased for L40, a proprietor's right in Lancaster, Massachusetts situated on Gibson's Hill, from Major Simon Willard and soon afterwards became a resident of that town. 11 In 1672 William Clemance Sr. sold all his real estate in Cambridge and Billerica to Daniel Hudson of Lancaster, Massachusetts with the provision that Hudson maintain Clemance and his wife Ann. 12Note that Clemance could well have been a close relative of Daniel Hudson's wife.(If Daniel's wife were a daughter of Clemance she was not the daughter of Ann Clemance who was married 3 Apr. 1659 to Clemance as second wife, as Savage (1:408) tells us, and this leaves the possibility that the relationship was with Ann whose name is shown to have been Taylor at the marriage). 13In 1673, Daniel Hudson "of Concord, sometimes of Lancaster" purchased 20 acres of land in Lancaster from John Moore, deeding this tract in the following year when "late of Lancaster but now of Cambridge Village," to his son Daniel "who is about to be married to Mary Maynard, of Sudbury, daughter of John Maynard".14 On 6 Oct. 1690, Daniel Hudson, bricklayer, was admitted as an inhabitant of Charlestown, Massachusetts.15 By 1692 he had moved back to Lancaster, for in that year he and his two sons were ordered to take safety at the garrison in Lancaster in time of danger .16 On 11 Sept. 1697, Daniel and his wife Joanna, and two of their daughters and two of their grandchildren were slain by the Indians at Lancaster.17

His will dated 2 June 1695, probated 14 Oct. 1697 mentions wife Johannah (sole executrix), and three sons Nathaniel, Daniel & William.18 An agreement connected with the settlement of the estate is signed by Nathaniel Hudson for himself and for his brother Thomas; by Samuel Waters, in right of his wife Mary; by Jacob Waters, in right of his wife Sarah; and by James Atherton, in right of his wife Abigail.19

On 18 Mar 1691/2 Daniel Hudson & his two sons were ordered to repair to the Roper garrison house in Lancaster in time of danger however "at present they may continue in their own house it having a good Fort." Daniel was a brickmaker who dug clay for his bricks beside the highway a few rods west of the bridge over Roper's Brook. When the Indians did attack on 11 Sept 1697, both Daniel Hudson & Ephraim Roper's garrison houses were burned by the Indians.20

DANIEL married JOHANNA. Johanna died on 11 Sep 1697 in Lancaster, Worcester Co., MA .21

They had the following children:22

10 F i. ANNE HUDSON was born on 1 Jan 1648 in Lancaster, MA. Anne (an Indian captive) & Abraham Joselyn who were in Rowlandson's Garrison House both died in the Indian massacre in Lancaster 10 Feb. 1676 23
"The humble petition of Dan Hudson senr. now of Concord June 18th 1677 - Whereas by ye awful hand of God Abra: Joyslin who married my daughter was slayn by ye Indians at Lancaster his wife carryed away captive by them at ye same time; who was soon after by ym (them) kild: to this sayd Joyslin belonged a few cattle who were driven away by ye enemye wch after some time returned in a pittifull plight, ye charge of wch I tooke upon me & have since for yr (their) p'sevation spent much care & pains: I doe humbly request ye honoured Court to considr me in these cattle I am emboldened to prsent this request to your worships not only in regard of my relation to ye sayd Joyslin & my low condition, but in yt I bestowed on my daughter in marriage one cow, one mare with two hogs, he leaving no child to possess it he left this I comit to your worships prudence & yt prperity may attend you in ye management of your weighty affairs is ye prayer of him who is your humble suppliant s/DAN: HUDSON SENR (Abstracts of Middlesex Court Files 1677-75-3).24
ANNE married ABRAHAM JOSSELYN 29 Nov. 1672 in Lancaster, MA25 Abraham was born about 1750 and was age 26 when he was killed.26
11 M ii. DANIEL HUDSON was born on 26 May 1651 in Lancaster, MA. He died on 31 Jan 1731 ae 80 in Bridgewater, MA.27 Daniel married MARY MAYNARD, daughter of JOHN MAYNARD & MARY AXTELL on 21 Jul 1674 in Sudbury, MA.28 Mary died on 4 Nov 1677 in Concord, MA.29
12 F iii. MARY HUDSON was born on 7 Sep 1653 in Lancaster, MA. She died on 10 Dec 1721, ae 68 yrs in Woburn, MA.30 Mary married SAMUEL WATERS on 21 Mar 1672 in Lancaster, MA.31
13 F iv. SARAH HUDSON was born on 1 Jan 1656 in Lancaster, MA. She died on 20 Jun 1709 in Charlestown, MA.32 Sarah married JACOB WATERS about 1675. Jacob died on 15 Dec 1714 ae abt 66 in Charlestown, MA33
14 F v. ELIZABETH HUDSON was born on 11 Jan 1658 in Lancaster, MA. She died single as a captive, on 11 Sep 1697, ae 40 yrs in Lancaster, MA.34
15 F vi. JOANNA HUDSON was born on 6 Jan 1660 in Lancaster, MA. She died single as a captive on 11 Sep 1697, ae 37 yrs, in Lancaster, MA35
16 M vii. JOHN HUDSON was born on 10 Mar 1662 in Lancaster, MA.
17 M viii. WILLIAM HUDSON was born on 12 Jun 1664 in Lancaster, MA. He died about 1729 in Bridgewater, MA.36 WILLIAM married EXPERIENCE WILLIS, daughter of JOHN WILLIS37
18 F ix. ABIGAIL HUDSON was born on 7 Sep 1667 in Lancaster, MA. Abigail married JAMES ATHERTON on 6 Jun 1684 in Lancaster, MA.38 James was born 7 May 1654 Lancaster, MA39 He died 1718 when his wife was appointed executor of his estate.40
19 M x. NATHANIEL HUDSON was born on 15 Mar 1671.
20 M xi. THOMAS HUDSON"[8]


Children

  1. Ann born March 1, 1648; married Abraham Joselyn on November 29, 1672; she and her husband and daughter Beatrice were killed by Indians at Lancaster in the February 10, 1676 massacre. [3] [1]
  2. Daniel born on May 26, 1651; married first Mary Maynard of Sudbury [3], at Concord on July 24, 1674; he died at Bridgewater in 1731. [2]
  3. Mary born on September 7, 1653; married Samuel Waters on March 21, 1672/3 [9] [7]; died at Woburn on December 10, 1721. [2]
  4. Sarah born on January 1, 1656/7 [3]; married Jacob Waters [7] about 1675; died June 20, 1709. [2] [9]
  5. Elizabeth born on January 11, 1658/9; killed in the Indian attack in September, 1697. [3] [7] [2]
  6. Joanna born on January 6, 1660/1; killed in the Indian attack in September, 1697. [3] [7] [2]
  7. John born on March 10, 1662/3; died before 1697. [3] [7] [2]
  8. William born on June 12, 1664 [3]; married Experience Willis of Bridgewater; died there about 1639. [2]
  9. Nathaniel born on May 15, 1671/2; married Rebecca Rugg about 1693. [3] . [2]
  10. Thomas born ___. [3] [7] [2]
Research notes

Lancaster Births

Hudsun, Ann, d. Daniel and Joanna, 1: 1m: 1668 [1648]. MCR (p. 12)
Hudsun, Daniel, s. Daniel and Joanna, May 26, 1651. MCR (p. 12)
Hudsun, Mary, d. Daniel and Joanna, Sept. 7, 1653. MCR (p. 12)
Hudsun, Sarah, d. Danial and Joanna, Jan. 1, 1656. MCR (p. 12)
Hudsun, Elizabeth, d. Danial and Joanna, Jan. 11, 1658. MCR (p. 12)
Hudsun, Johanna, d. Daniel and Joanna, Jan. 6, 1660. MCR (p. 12)
Hudsun, John, s. Daniel and Johannah, Mar. 10, 1662. MCR (p. 12)
Hudsun, William, s. Daniel and Johannah, June 12, 1664. MC (p. 12)
Hudsun, Abigail d. Daniel and Joanna, Sept. 7, 1667. (p. 12)
Hudson Nathll, s. Danl and Johannah, 15: 3m: 1671. MCR (p. 14)

Lancaster Marriages

Husdon, Abigail and James Atherton, June 6, 1684. MCR (p. 15)
Hudson, Daniel Jr. and Mary Maynard of Sudbury, ___, 1674. (p. 451)
Hudson, Nathaniel and Rebecca Rugg, ___, 1693. (p. 451)

Lancaster Deaths

Joslin, Ann, w. Abraham, killed in captivity, victim of massacre of Feb. 10, 1676. (p. 16)
Joslin, Abraham, Jr., a. 26 y., victim of massacre of Feb. 10, 1676. (p. 16)
Joslin, Beatrice, d. Abraham and Ann, aged 2 years, killed in captivity. (p. 16)
Hudson, Danial, victim of Massacre of Sept. 11, 1697. (p. 16)
Hudson, Joanna, w. Daniel, victim of Massacre of Sept. 11, 1697. (p. 16)
Hudson, Elizabeth, d. Daniel, a. 40 y., killed captive, victim of Massacre of Sept. 11, 1697. (p. 16)
Hudson, Joanna, d. Daniel, a. 37 y., killed captive, victim of Massacre of Sept. 11, 1697. (p. 16)
Hudson, ___, chn. [two], Nathaniel and Rebecca, victim of Massacre of Sept. 11, 1697. (p. 16)
Hudson, Mary, w. Daniel, at Concord, Nov. 4, 1677. REC (p. 19) [3]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Richardson, Douglas. The Grandfather of Daniel (1) Hudson of Watertown and Lancaster, Massachusetts, And Further Evidence of His English Origin in: The American Genealogist, Volume 64, D. L. Jacobus, New Haven, Connecticut, 1989, p. 148-9 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .)
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 2.17 2.18 2.19 Richardson, Douglas. The English Origins f Daniel Hudson of Watertown and Lancaster, Massachusetts in: The American Genealogist, Volume 56, D. L. Jacobus, New Haven, Connecticut, 1980, p. 25-28 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .)
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 Nourse, Henry S., editor. The birth, marriage, and death register, church records and epitaphs of Lancaster, Massachusetts. 1643-1850, Printed by W. J. Coulter, Lancaster, Massachusetts, 1890
  4. Anderson, Robert C. Simon Willard in: Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VII, T-Y, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2011, p. 417-8 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.)
  5. Anderson, Robert C. Hugh Mason in: Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume V, M-P, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2007, p.78 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010.)
  6. Hammond, Isaac W. Garrisons in the West Regiment at Middlesex in: New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 43, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 1889, p. 370-1
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 Case 12212: p. 1-7 : Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871.Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2014. (From records supplied by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Archives. Digitized images provided by FamilySearch.org)
  8. Doris Sheridan's The Hudson Family, No. 3
  9. 9.0 9.1 Anderson, Robert C. Lawrence Waters in: Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VII, T-Y, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2011, p. 254-5 (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.)

See also:

  • The American Genealogist. New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .) Vol. 64 (1989) pp 148, 149. "The Grandfather of Daniel Hudson of Watertown and Lancaster, Massachusetts, and Further Evidence on His English Origin" by Douglas Richardson.subscribers$
  • The American Genealogist. New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .) "Hudson Ancestry" by Fred Stiles. Vol. 44 (1968) pp. 125, 126.subscribers$
  • The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2018.) "Lancaster Records" (children listed) Vol. 16, p. 356subscribers$
  • The American Genealogist. New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .) Vol. 56 (1980) pp. 25 - 28. "English Origin of Daniel Hudson of Watertown and Lancaster, Mass." by Douglas Richardson.subscribers$
  • Great Migration 1634-1635, T-Y. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume VII, T-Y, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011. sketch of Simon Willard. pp. 417, 418.subscribers$
  • Hudson Charles and Joseph Allen. History of the Town of Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: From Its First Settlement in 1657 to 1861; with a Brief Sketch of the Town of Northborough, a Genealogy of the Families in Marlborough to 1800, and an Account of the Celebration of the Two Hundredth Anniversary of the Incoporation of the Town, Press of T. R. Marvin & son, Boston, Massachusetts, 1862, p. 397-99
  • Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  • Gale Research. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010.
  • AGBI: Godfrey Memorial Library. American Genealogical-Biographical Index. Middletown, CT, USA: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.
  • Flint, James, comp. Middlesex County, Massachusetts Probate Index, 1648-1870, [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.
  • Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988. Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2011.
  • The genealogy of the descendants of Daniel Hudson : of Watertown, Mass., who emigrated to America in 1639, the progenitor of all that name settled at Oxford, by Hudson, Sanford A. (Sanford Amos), 1817-1905, Published 1892, https://archive.org/details/genealogyofdesce00inhuds
  • Savage New England Register, vol. 2.
  • Historic Homes and Places; Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to Families of Middlesex County, Mass., Vol. IV.
  • Doris Sheridan's The Hudson Family, No. 2


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While I agree this is the correct wife, we need more evidence than a family tree to add her back. As discussed below, a marriage record proving the woman's last name has not yet been found.
posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
I'll email you what I have as a source. It states she is the daughter of John White (he was born about 1648 (which does not fit with the profile she is attached to). It does provide the LNAB with a ? that I had assumed related to the spelling of the name. PLEASE NOTE: I am not saying the Joanna that was attached as his wife was the correct person. Only that her LNAB is White or possibly Whyte.
posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Amy, the person who detached the spouse did not include a note, but I'm guessing that it's because it's not clear that we know the maiden name of his wife. The wife who was detached is a known daughter of the Whites. Do you have sources that prove that Daniel's wife was Joanna *White*?
posted by Jillaine Smith
Why was the wife removed from this profile? I've done extensive research on this family line and would be happy to help sort out any issues. Also, the 'brother' Daniel.. is a son, not a half brother. It would be really nice to get this cleaned up.
posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Is there any source that provides the LNAB of wife Joanna as White? She appears to be attached to a set of parents https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/White-1153

but is the mother of the Hudson children.

Her profile is a mess, some of her children (the ones killed in the Indian attack in 1697) are listed as died in Germany???

posted by Chris Hoyt
The brother attached here - born in 1651, is actually a son born at Lancaster, MA.
posted by Chris Hoyt
Hudson-155 and Hudson-152 do not represent the same person because: Wrong birth on PGM David Hudson.
posted by Chris Hoyt
Ah I see, I think. It looks like this profile has in its narrative, data that belongs to his father. Since a merge has been proposed, it might makes sense to align the narrative accordingly.
posted by Jillaine Smith
What happened to his wife and marriage data?
posted by Jillaine Smith
Hudson-155 and Hudson-152 appear to represent the same person because: Same parents,same birth and death dates and places
posted by David Hughey Ph.D.