Hudson ...

The entries for people & families with the surname Hudson are gathered together in this SideTrack.

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Hudson, MissRef 294-450
Sister of
James Hudson. She taught at a dame school at Damhead School, Shibden

Hudson, AlbertRef 294-2
Born in Armley, Leeds.

He was an iron moulder [1891, 1901, 1911].

He married Emma [1859-1907].

Emma was born in Worksop, Nottinghamshire


  1. Jane Alice [b 1876] who was a worsted rover [1891]
  2. Emma [b 1877] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a worsted  drawer [1901]
  3. Lily [b 1882] who was a worsted twister [1901]
  4. Florence [b 1885] who was a worsted spinner [1901]
  5. Fred
  6. Ethel [b 1891] who was a cotton winder [1911]
  7. Ivy [b 1894] who was a worsted rover [1911]
  8. Elsie [b 1898] who was a worsted can filler [1911]
  9. Reginald [b 1901]

They lived at

  • 25 St Mark Street, Northowram [1891]
  • 188 Boothtown Road, Halifax [1901]
  • 35 Claremont Road, Halifax [1911]

Emma died in Halifax in 1907 (aged 47) 

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Hudson, CharlesRef 294-7

Son of Joshua Hudson.

Baptised on 19th September 1754.

He was Deputy Lieutenant for the West Riding / a woollen manufacturer at Jumples Mill, Ovenden [1785] / a baize & kersey manufacturer & merchant in Halifax [1809].

On 4th December 1781, he married Jane Watson at Felkirk, Yorkshire.


  1. Jane [b 30th April 1788] who married [St James's Church,  Halifax 10th December 1810] Clement Royds of Rochdale
  2. Joshua [1790-1864] who married Jane Abbott  [1790-1863]

Charles died at Shaw Hill, Halifax.

He was buried at St James's Church, Halifax [15th February 1815]

By probate [May 1815] Charles Hudson of Skircoat bequeathed his mansion in Shaw Hill, in which he lived, to his son Joshua Hudson.

The property stood on the north side of Shaw Lane near Gaukroger Lane adjacent to the future railway line and the mansion wherein Jeremiah Rossendale once lived.

Records indicate that Joshua did not move into Shaw Hill on his father's death and was of Haxby in December 1819


This & associated entries use material contributed by Alan Boocock

Hudson, Charles HerbertRef 294-536
Son of Emma & Henry Hudson of 12 Almeida Street, Islington, London.

His mother Emma was the daughter of Abraham Lumb, woollen spinner of Elland

He was educated at Leeds & Maidenhead / in the architectural department of the Office of Works.

During World War I, he served as a 2nd Lieutenant with the 1st Battalion King's (Liverpool Regiment).

He died 16th May 1915 (aged 26).

He was buried at Guards' Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, France [Grave Ref VIII G 14].

Hudson, Charles St. GeorgeRef 294-4500
Born in Littleborough, Lancashire.

He was a woolstapler [1881, 1891].

In 1871, he married Emma Townley [1850-1939] in Nantwich, Cheshire.

Emma came from Nantwich


  1. Ernest Townley [b 1872] who was a woolstapler's  apprentice [1891]
  2. Florence Bamford [b 1875] who married Sydney Malcolm White
  3. Charles Frederick [b 1878]

They lived at 3 Savile Row, Halifax [1881, 1891].

Charles died 18th May 1894 (aged 49)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 337].

Emma died at the home of her daughter, 14 Lulworth Road, Birkdale, Southport [10th December 1939]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Hudson, EliRef 294-1104
Partner in
Law & Hudson.

He married Betty, daughter of Robert Law

This & associated entries use material contributed by Linda Briggs

Hudson, FredRef 294-530
Son of
Albert Hudson.

He was a worsted bobbin setter [1901] / a mechanic for machine tool maker [1911] / a fitter with Farrar's of Winding Road, Halifax.

He lived at 72 St Peter's Street, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted [August 1914] and served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was killed at Langemarck by a shell which burst beside him as he and an officer were going to another post [11th August 1917] (aged 28).

The Halifax Courier [1st September 1917] reported his death with a photograph.

He is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 20] in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Roll of Honour at an unidentified United Methodist Church

This & associated entries use material contributed by Roger Beasley

Hudson, HarrietRef 294-168
Born in Halifax [8th November 1828].

She was housekeeper for Henry Martin and his wife Maria at 9 Bedford Terrace, Halifax [from at least 1851].

She continued to live at Bedford Terrace after Maria died [1881].

She died 3rd November 1919.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £3,536 19/5d.

Probate was granted to Joe Gomersall (printer), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 816] with the Martin family

Hudson, HelenRef 294-652
Or Ellen. Daughter of Robert Hudson of Fordbridge, Lancashire.

She married Dr Gervase Alexander

Hudson, HenryRef 294-3072
On 28th August 1630, he and
Mrs Ettall were executed on the Gibbet.

Watson's extract from the Register Books at Halifax records the execution as

Henry Hudson. Uxor Samuel Ettall ob plurima furta decollati

Henry Hudson [and] the wife of Samuel Ettall beheaded on account of very many crimes

Hudson, HenryRef 294-13
Son of
James Hudson.

Born in Northowram.

He was a cordwainer [1851] / a shoe maker [1871] / a boot maker [1881] / a shoe maker [1891].

He married Mary [1814-1874].

Mary was born in Southowram

There are no records of any children.

They lived at

  • 9 Hodgson's Yard, Halifax [1851]
  • 5 Nelson Street, Halifax [1871]
  • 49 Raglan Street, Halifax [1881]

Mary died 16th March 1874 (aged 60).

Henry died 27th May 1891 (aged 71).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3745] with Henry's parents

Hudson, IsaacRef 294-3776
Constable of Shelf [1717]

Hudson, J. EdwardRef 294-4110
Recorded in 1803 & 1817, when he was at
Gauxholme Cotton Mill

Hudson, JamesRef 294-451
Brother of
Miss Hudson. He taught at a boys' night school at Damhead School, Shibden

Hudson, JamesRef 294-12
Born in Southowram.

He was a weaver [1863] / a hand weaver worsted [1861].

He married (1) Unknown.

He married (2) Mary [1786-1859].


  1. (possibly) Henry

They lived at 4 Bailey Hall Bank, Halifax [1861].

Living with the widowed James [in 1861] was his brother Henry Hudson [b Southowram 1787] (cloth dresser).

Mary died 5th March 1859 (aged 73).

James died 31st May 1863 (aged 86).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3745]

Hudson, JamesRef 294-4

He married Mary [1806-1885].


  1. James William [1834-6th May 1863]
  2. Sarah Elizabeth [1841-22nd June 1897]
  3. Sophia Leonora [1827-12th July 1899]

James died 31st August 1871 (aged 76).

Mary died 8th February 1885 (aged 79).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 254]

Hudson, JamesRef 294-2963
Aka Pope Hudson.

Born in York. He moved to the Todmorden area by 1841.

Around 1845, he organised an anti-religious group. Their meetings mocked formal religious services. Many of his followers – known as Hudsonites – came from the Shade, Gauxholme and Knowlwood districts of Todmorden. They held their annual meetings on Spaw Sunday at the Basin Stone, Todmorden. They supported the Chartists and worn green coats to show this.

He married Mary.


  1. George
  2. Emma

They lived at

  • Bobbin Shop, Shade [1841]
  • Lock Street [1851]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Linda Briggs

Hudson, JohnRef 294-5
He was a painter [1841] / a master painter [1851].

He married Hannah [1793-1866].


  1. Sarah Ann [1817-1906] who married  George Newbold
  2. Emma [1819-1896] who (possibly) never married  
  3. Caroline [1827-1906] who never married, & was living on  own means (at 29 South Street, Halifax) [1841]
  4. Harriet [b 1830]
  5. Louisa [b 1833]

They lived at

  • Lister Lane, Halifax [1841]
  • 6 Lowe's Court, Halifax (John, Emma &  Louisa) [1851]

Details of John's death / burial place are not yet known.

Hannah died 6th June 1866 (aged 73).

She & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 4052]

Hudson, JohnRef 294-9
Born in Stansfield.

He was a spinner [1841] / a shopkeeper [1851] / an overlooker [1853].

He married Elizabeth [1805-1865].

Elizabeth was born in Stansfield


  1. (possibly) Ellen [1835-1878]
  2. Eliza [b 1836] who was a weaver [1851]
  3. Nathan [b 1837] who was a woolsorter [1851]
  4. Miles [b 1839]
  5. Ann [1842-1858]
  6. Sarah [b 1846]
  7. John Henry [1849-1860]

The family lived at

  • Range Bank, Halifax [1841]
  • Haley Hill, Halifax [1851]

John died 9th May 1853 (aged 43).

Elizabeth died 20th May 1865 (aged 60).

The couple & the children were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3242]

Hudson, John ThomasRef 294-3
Landlord of the
Old Duke William, Shelf [1923-1940]

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

Hudson, JosephRef 294-6150
Born in Brighouse.

He was a saddle maker [1817].

On 25th July 1817, he married Sarah Clayton [1796-1884] in Hartshead.

Sarah was born in Clifton


  1. Mary [b 1818]
  2. Elizabeth [1820-1844] who married Richard Jessop Oldfield
  3. Ann [b 1825]
  4. Jane [b 1827]
  5. John [b 1830]
  6. Godfrey [b 1832]
  7. Selina [b 1838] who married Edwin Carter

Joseph died in Brighouse [24th September 1872].

In 1881, the widowed Sarah was living with daughter Selina & her husband.

Sarah died in Brighouse [8th February 1884].

The couple were buried at St Martin's Church, Brighouse [Grave Ref: P53] with daughter Elizabeth

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

Hudson, JosephRef 294-6

He married Sarah.


  1. Thomas [1849-1850] who was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3036]

Hudson, JoshuaRef 294-957
Halifax ironmonger.

He was a friend of the Lees family of Lower Willow Hall, and of John Edwards

Hudson, JoshuaRef 294-8

He married Sarah Thompson [1722-1797] at St Martin's Church, Birmingham.

Child: Charles

Hudson, Mrs MaryRef 294-4115
Of Halifax.

Born 2nd June 1750.

An obituary in the Methodist Magazine [1839] recorded that, in 1784, she went

to hear a pious Church of England Minister Rev Bineberry Collins preach at Halifax Methodist Chapel

For many years, she lived with a friend, Miss Watson.

She died 30th March 1837

This & associated entries use material contributed by Alan Longbottom

Hudson, NathanRef 294-11
Born in Halifax.

He was an overlooker (worsted mill) [1861]

Hudson, Rev RichardRef 294-399

He was educated at Queen's College Cambridge [1768] / Vicar of Bolsterstone, Sheffield and Vicar of Cockerham, Lancaster / Lecturer at Halifax Parish Church for 65 years [from 1770] / Headmaster of Heath Grammar School [1771-1782] / Master of Hipperholme Grammar School for 53 years [1782-1835].

He married Elizabeth [1754-1790].


  1. Mary [1780-1844] who married Rev Richard Hartley,  vicar of Bingley
  2. Martha [Halifax 1782-8th June 1830] who never married,  died in Hipperholme and is buried with her father at Coley
  3. Hannah
  4. Elizabeth [1784-9th March 1793]
  5. Hannah [1787-20th December 1822]
  6. Richard [1790-26th June 1816]

Elizabeth died 1st January 1790 (aged 35).

Richard died 28th March 1835 (aged 89).

Members of the family were buried at Coley Church.

There are memorials to the family in Coley Church.

See Rev Hudson's Academy, Halifax

This & associated entries use material contributed by Glynn Helliwell

Hudson, RobertRef 294-10
Born in Stansfield.

He was an overlooker [1851].

He married Hannah [1807-1883].

Hannah was born in Stansfield


  1. Ann [1828-1858] who was a weaver [1851]
  2. Sarah [b 1833] who was a weaver [1851]
  3. William Henry [1842-1863]
  4. Joseph [b 1850]

The family lived at Haley Hill, Halifax [1851].

Hannah died 13th December 1883 (aged 76)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 3346] with grandchildren:

  • Arthur Walter [1852-1853]
  • Clara [1857-1858]

children of Ann

Hudson, S.Ref 294-1378
He served in World War II.

He died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Memorial at Clay House, Greetland

Hudson, StanleyRef 294-557
Son of Martha & Thomas A. Hudson of Queensbury.

Born in Bradford.

During World War II, he served as a Gunner with the 136th Field Regiment Royal Artillery.

He died 3rd September 1942 (aged 19).

He was buried at Fulford Cemetery, York [Grave Ref: 2 F 5].

He is remembered on Queensbury War Memorial

This & associated entries use material contributed by Derrick Habergham

Hudson, Rev ThomasRef 294-1336
Of Hipperholme.

He was master of Bingley School.

He married Martha.


  1. John [1735-21st July 1739]

The remains of John and Martha are buried inside Coley Church

Hudson, ThomasRef 294-1545
Around 1571, he had a fulling mill at what became known as
Hudson's Mill, Heptonstall

Hudson, W.Ref 294-2562
Homœopathist at 117A
Gibbet Street, Halifax [1905]

Hudson, Rev WilliamRef 294-3350
He was the first Minister at
Tuel Lane United Methodist Free Chapel [1868]. He stayed for 1 year


Hudson surnameRef 294-1
A patronymic surname meaning son of Hudde, a form of Hugh.

There are 32 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Hudson, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Hudson

Marriages 1810, 1888, 1899, 1908, 1919, 1923

Unattached burials at Lister Lane Cemetery: Plot 4248


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