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Robert Hudson (1661 - 1757)

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Robert Hudson
Born in Henry County, Virginiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] in Virginiamap
Husband of — married in Henry Co., VAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Swift Creek, Chesterfield County, Virginiamap
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Note: Siblings need to be reviewed. Have listed some born way too late to be siblings in this family***

Hudson Family Association Bulletin;b 95, p 81; Rozelle Hudson;

parents, birth place Robert Hudson was born about 1662 in Henrico County
VA and died post (after) 9 Oct 1731 in Henrico Co VA. He used the capital
"R" as his mark. After his father's death Robert Hudson, along with his
brothers Richard and William, was the ward of Thomas Poulden of Henrico
Co. On 1 December 1688 he paid his brother Richard Hudson1600 pounds
tobacco for the latter's share of the plantation at Roxdale which their
father had devised them by his will of 25 Oct 1669. The plantation was
the land their father had received from his father-in-law Bowman. It was
in the possession of Thomas Poulden at the time. On 25 May 1681 in a
deposition in Henrico County court, Robert Hudson gave his age as 19. He
replaced William Hatcher as constable in Henrico County on 16 May 1692.
He and John Bowman were the witnesses to livery and seizied of a deed
from Timothy Allen Jr to William Soane in Henrico County on 20 Aug 1695.
When his younger brother William died, he and Philip Jones were the
securities for his sister-in-law, Elizabeth Hudson on 1 Nov 1701. On 23
Mar 1703, Thomas Powland Sr of Henrico Co sold Edward Standley 235 acres
on the north side of Swift Creek next to Robert Hudson for 3 pounds. It
was part of a larger grant to him. On the same day he sold 235 acres to
Robert Hudson on the north side of Swift Creek for 3 pounds. The deed was
recorded 01 April 1704. According to the 1704 quit rent roll, Robert
owned 281 acres. Since he had recent purchased 235 acres, his inheritance
from his father may have amounted to 23 acres. He had earlier purchased
his brother's share. On 2 Nov 1705, Robert Hudson and Thomas Polland Jr
patented 940 acres in Henrico County, VA, on the north side of Swift
Creek. The tract had originally been granted to Thomas Polland on 15 Oct
1698 who had deserted it. On 22 Nov 1707 William Byrd of Charles City
County, VA, Esquire, sold for 250 pounds to Robert Hudson, planter, of
Henrico Co a 46 acre tract at Roxdale where the said Hudson lived. Robert
and Thomas Powlan, Jr., divided their 940 acre plantation equally betwen
themselves on 5 March 1708. Hudson received the upper part. Robert sold
Edward Stanley for 5 pounds a plantation on the north side of Swift Creek
containing 135 acres on 30 Oct 1709. On 31 Aug 1710 Philip Jones and
Robert Hudson sought to be discharged as securities for Elizabeth the
wife of Daniel Fore for her administration of the estate of her late
husband, William Hudson. Robert Hudson and John Ferguson patented 400
acres on both sides of Swift Creek in Henrico County (Virginia) on 17 Aug
1725. They paid 40 shillings for the tract. They 200 acres of the tract
at the Beaver Ponds on Swift Creek to Robert Hudson, Jr for 20 pounds on
6 June 1726. They sold another 100 acres for 10 pounds to Henry Hudson of
Henrico County on 6 Jun 1726. On 19 May 1730, Robert Hudson Sr of Henrico
sold the plantation at Roxdale where he was living to his son John Hudson
for 30 pounds. Robert was still living there on 9 Oct 1731 when his son
sold the property to Samuel Hudson for 50 pounds. While it is not
possible to learn when Robert Hudson died, he was nearly 70 years of age
at this time and probably did not survive much longer.


Date: 1662
Place: Henry Co., VA, US[1]


Date: 1757
Place: Chesterfield Co., VA, US[2]


Note: These Hudson's are descendants of Robert Hudson, I of Chesterfield
County, Virginia. Thus they are referred to as the HUDSONS OF
Robert Hudson died between 1733 & 1734. Source: Mrs. Jennifer Hudson


Husband: Robert Hudson
Wife: Mary Margaret Farguson
Child: Robert Hudson
Child: William Hudson
Child: Elizabeth Hudson
Child: John Hudson
Child: Peter Hudson
Child: Henry Hudson
Child: Samuel Hudson
Child: Phebe Hudson
Child: William C Hudson
Date: 1680
Place: Henry Co., VA, US[3]
Husband: Richard Hudson
Wife: Mary Bowman
Child: David Hudson
Child: Richard Hudson
Child: Robert Hudson
Child: William Hudson
Child: Rebecca Hudson
Date: 1658
Place: Accomack Co., VA, US[4]


  1. Source: #S59 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page Data: Text: Online publication - OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:, Inc.
  2. Source: #S59 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page Data: Text: Online publication - OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:, Inc.
  3. Source: #S59 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page Data: Text: Online publication - OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:, Inc.
  4. Source: #S59 TMPLT FIELD Name: Page Data: Text: Online publication - OneWorldTree [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:, Inc.
  • Source: Family Data Collection - Deaths Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Operations Inc APID: 1,5771::0

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On 14 May 2018 at 17:31 GMT Sherrie Mitchell wrote:

see Robert Hudson Jr who died 1755 and left will.

On 30 Jul 2016 at 06:07 GMT Summer (Binkley) Orman wrote:

Hudson-4162 and Hudson-752 appear to represent the same person because: These are *clearly* the same person. The mother for 4162 is a duplicate of the wife - the birth dates of "mother and son" are only 11 years apart. Highly unlikely, even back then. Please do not hold up the merge because of this. Thanks.

On 29 Jun 2016 at 19:24 GMT Rick Williams wrote:

Hudson-752 and Hudson-4162 are not ready to be merged because: someone needs to check the mothers. They are significantly different.

On 27 Jun 2016 at 12:16 GMT Rick Williams wrote:

Hudson-4162 and Hudson-752 are not ready to be merged because: 4162 has a son Isaac Hudson while 752 does not show that son. Also bothersome to a lesser extent is the mothers of Robert appear to be completely different.

On 25 Jun 2016 at 18:14 GMT Summer (Binkley) Orman wrote:

Hudson-4162 and Hudson-752 appear to represent the same person because: Same person; Hudson-4162 has not been touched in over one year.

On 8 Jul 2015 at 04:57 GMT David Wilson wrote:

Hudson-2374 and Hudson-752 are not ready to be merged because: DOB are off by 21 years, information only supported via Ancestry Public Trees. Hudson-2370's daughter Martha married a Ward Hudson? Her DOB or spouse do not match Hudson-752's daughter Martha. This appears to be internet misinformation commonly found at It appears a majority of information that came from this PM gedcom needs to be reviewed. Perhaps, this is the reason that PM has been inactive?

On 8 Jul 2015 at 04:02 GMT Gerald Smith wrote:

Hudson-2374 and Hudson-752 appear to represent the same person because: You think these two represent the same person?

On 26 Sep 2014 at 21:29 GMT David Wilson wrote:

On 13 Sep 2014 at 01:40 GMT David Wilson wrote:

v) Peter Hudson I, born 1690 in Henrico County, VA; died October 07, 1752 in Halifax County, VA. married (1) (unknown) Abt. 1708 in died Bef. August 1723 in VA. He married (2) Martha Briggs August 20, 1723 in Henrico County, VA.born Bef. 1690 in VA ??, and died 1774 in Halifax County, VA

vi) Phebe Hudson, born 1690 in VA; died 1760 married James Hudson; born Aft. 1658 in Henrico County, VA.

vii) Henry Hudson I, born 1693 in Chesterfield County, VA; died Aft. March 31, 1756 in Chesterfield County, VA. married Mary Russell Aft. 1720 in VA. born Bef. 1705, and died Aft. 1735 in Chesterfield County, VA.

On 13 Sep 2014 at 01:38 GMT David Wilson wrote:

Children of Robert (Hudsons of Chesterfield)

i) Samuel Hudson, born Bet. 1681 - 1734 in VA; died 1761 in Elbert (?) County, GA married Drucilla (unknown). born Bet. 1680 - 1740, died in Elbert (?) County, GA

ii) Robert Hudson II, born 1685 in Henrico County, VA; died 1757 in Swift Creek, Chesterfield County, VA. married Martha Hancock Abt. 1720 in VA, daughter of John Hancock. Born Bet. 1680 - 1686 in VA. died April 02, 1758 in Chesterfield County, VA.

iii) John Hudson, born 1687 in VA. married Ann Robertson born Bet. 1680 - 1700.

iv) William Hudson, born Bet. 1689 - 1720 in VA; died Abt. 1790 married Susannah Irby born Bet. 1720 - 1734 in VA.

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