Thomas Hudson (1522 - 1591) MP

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Birthplace: Tamworth, Staffordshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Probably Limehouse (within present London), Middlesex, England, (Present UK)
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About Thomas Hudson

According to Ian Chadwick's Hudson Family tree:

http://www.ianchadwick.com/hudson/hudson_07.htm

Thomas Hudson was Henry Hudson's eldest son, who died 1564-1565.

http://www.ianchadwick.com/hudson/hudson_00.htm

Thomas, another uncle, was a sea captain in employ of Muscovy Company 1577-81 and made at least one trip to Persia for the company. He sold his inherited lands to his brother John. Thomas Hudson, a resident of Limehouse (as was Henry Hudson's later nemesis, Robert Juet).

On 24 January, 1583, Thomas Hudson advised Captain John Davis concerning his search for a northwest passage to China, which resulted in the discovery of Davis's (later Hudson's) Strait, A Thomas Hudson is also noted in historical records as being friends with Dr. John Dee, the astrologer who served Queen Elizabeth and also promoted exploration of the New World to the crown. Dr. Dee's diary of 1583 notes he met with several people including John Davis and "Mr. Hudson" to discuss the "N.W. voyage."

Thomas apparently has a passionate ambition to find a northeast or northwest passage to the Orient, and he may have influenced his nephew to the same.

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Thomas Hudson's Timeline

1522
1522
Tamworth, Staffordshire, England, (Present UK)
1591
April, 1591
Age 69
Probably Limehouse (within present London), Middlesex, England, (Present UK)