||Richard Hudson I settled in the Southern Colonies in North America prior to incorporation into the USA.|
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"Richard Hudson I, son of William Hudson and Alice Turner, was born in 1605 in Tamworth Castle, Tamworth, Staffordshire, England and not christened in the Church of England until November 5, 1608. 
Richard's first wife's name was not on the Safety's Passenger List , but he married a second time in 1638 to Mary Hayes, a widow about 30 years old. Along with his new wife Richard acquired two or more stepchildren and debts three times greater than the value of her estate.
Richard Hudson owned land on Hungars Creek (Hungars was one of the oldest settlements on the Eastern Shore*.), which he probably held from a very early period and appears to have been common knowledge.
Richard Hudson was possibly a coastal trader, for he is mentioned as a mariner in 1642, Captain of his own ship and his Mate was Thomas Streete. His holdings of land, crops, a mill and warehouse, and livestock indicate his activities were likely local too.
His livestock mark was a "fleur de leis," a device associated with the Hudson coat of arms of Henry the Alderman. The fleur de leis was also the livestock mark of both Richard's sons, Henry and Nicholas, of Somerset County, Maryland.
Richard Hudson disliked Marylanders. Rivalry between Virginia and Maryland for the Chesapeake trade may have contributed, because other traders during this time were also having difficulties with the Marylanders.
Religious differences too may have contributed to his dislike of Marylanders, who were mostly Catholics. His sons, Henry and Nicholas, were closely associated with, if not themselves, Quakers. Nicholas' wife, Elizabeth Freeman, was a Quaker and Somerset County, Maryland, where they lived, was a Quaker refuge. Puritan and Catholic differences were rising in England at that time too.
According to the work of Roy D. Hudson, Richard the sailor, continued to live at Hungars Creek, married a third time to Barbara Jacob, and left a Nuncupative (spoken to witnesses) Will in 1659.
According to Richard's very great grand-daughter, Rhonda Chesser Porter, he was the first Hudson in the American Colonies! "
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On 8 Feb 2016 at 21:54 GMT David Wilson wrote:
What do you think?
On 13 Sep 2014 at 00:56 GMT David Wilson wrote:
Early Accomac/Northhampton Court Records 1660-1700 - of which guardianship papers are included. 1. Henry (Hudsons of Maryland) Hudson
Some researchers believe that Henry was left behind in the care of others when Richard the Immigrant left England. This is unproven to the best of my knowledge.
2. Robert Hudson Onadock Creek, Accomack County, Va
3. Richard Hudson - perhaps the Richard shown below
4. Edward Hudson Rappahannock County, VA
5. Nicholas Hudson Poakomokehundred, Somerset County, Maryland
6. William Hudson Hungars Creek, Accomack County, Va
7. John Hudson Northhampton, Accomack County, Va.
On 10 Sep 2014 at 13:46 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:
Profile looks great. I'm adding Richard to the Southern Colonists. Bob
On 5 Sep 2014 at 01:57 GMT Michelle (Gerard) Hartley wrote:
Immigration to America
At the age of 30, Richard I boarded the ship, Safety, on August 10, 1635 and sailed to Virginia, where he eventually settled in Accomack County. Richard's first wife is unknown, but he married a second time in 1638 to Mary Hayes. He owned land in Hungars Creek, one of the oldest settlements on the eastern shore. He was captain of his own ship, and in addition to land, his holdings included crops and livestock. His livestock was marked by a symbol associated with the Hudson coat of arms for Henry the Alderman. Richard married a third time to Barbara Jacob
On 5 Sep 2014 at 01:55 GMT Michelle (Gerard) Hartley wrote:
Name: Richard Hudson Father: William Hudson Mother: Alice Turner Birth Date: 1605 City: Tamworth County: Staffordshire Country: England
Family Data Collection - Deaths about Richard Hudson Name: Richard Hudson Death Date: 1658 County: Northampton State: VA Country: USA
On 28 Aug 2014 at 23:22 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:
On 14 Oct 2013 at 21:00 GMT Philip Smith wrote:
Richard is 19 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 20 degrees from Jeanie Roberts, 14 degrees from Myles Standish and 18 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.