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Daniel Hudson

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: England
Death: September 11, 1697 (76-84)
Lancaster, Worcester County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Hudson; Anna Hudson and Anna Hudson
Husband of Joanna Hudson
Father of Ann Hudson; Daniel Hudson; Mary Waters; Sarah Waters; Elizabeth Hudson and 6 others
Brother of (No Name)

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About Daniel Hudson

Daniel Hudson was born in England. He married Joanna (born in 1620) in March 1649. They had 11 children.

He settled in Watertown, Middlesex County, in 1640. In 1665 he moved to Lancaster, Mass. He was a brickmaker and bricklayer and built the first schoolhouse in Cambridge, MA. in 1647. He was granted 2 acres in King's Commons. He was known as "Goodman Hudson".

On September 11, 1697 both Daniel and Joanna were killed by Indians at Lancaster.

Daniel Hudson was christened at Epping, Essex, England 30 July 1620.

He came to America about 1640 and first surfaces at Watertown, Mass. He was named in the will of his Uncle Joseph Josilin of Granham, Essex, in 1642. A mason by trade, Daniel helped to build the first school house in Cambridge, Maa in 1647. In 1665, he purchased for L40, a proprietor's right in Lancaster, MA. situated on Gibson's Hill , from Major Simon Willard and soon afterwards became a resident of that town. In 1672, William Clemance Sr. sold all of his real estate in Cambridge and Billerica to Daniel Hudson of Lancaster, Mass. with the provision that Hudson maintain Clemance and his wife Ann. Note that Clemmance could well have been a close relative of Daniel Hudson;s wife.

In 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".

On 6 Oct. 1690, Daniel Hudson, bricklayer, was admitted as an inhabitant of Charlestown, MA. 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. On Sept 11, 1697, Daniel and his wife Joanna, and two their daughters and two of their grandchildren were slain by the Indians at Lancaster.

His will date 2 June 1695, probated 14, Oct. 1697 mentions his wife Johannah (sole executrix), and three sons, Nathaniel, Daniel and William. 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.

Additional Information about Daniel

On 18 Mar, 1692 Daniel Hudson and 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, a brickmaker who dug clay for his brickes beside the highway a few rods east of the bridge over Roper's Brook. When the Indians did attack on 11 Sept 1697, both Daniel Hudson and Ephraim Roper's garrison houses were burned by the savages. (A Supplement to the Early Records and Military Annals of Lancaster Mass. by Henry S. Nourse (Lancaster 1900) pages 22-24.

FAMILY HISTORY: Daniel Hudson came to America from England in 1640 and lived in Watertown. Between 1643-1651, Daniel settled in Lancaster, Massachusetts. In 1676, Indian attacks forced the settlers to seek shelter in Concord. In 1679, Daniel returned to Lancaster to help rebuild the settlement. On September 22, 1697, Indians attacked Lancaster, killing at least nineteen people, including Daniel Hudson, his wife, Joanna, two of his daughters, and two grandchildren. Daniel's son Daniel, a direct ancestor of Frederic Hudson, is assumed to have remained in Concord following the 1676 Indian attack. Daniel and Joanna Hudson had eleven children. In the seventh generation, Frederic Hudson was born in Quincy. He had close family ties in Concord. Frederic's three aunts -- Lucy Buttrick (Mrs. Jonas), Matilda Farrar (Mrs. Timothy) and Susan Barrett (Mrs. Samuel) -- lived in Concord. Woodward Hudson was in the eighth generation, Marion Hudson Wilmot (Woodward's daughter) in the ninth. Marion did not have any children. Frederic Hudson (April 25, 1819 – October 21, 1875) was a leading 19th century American newspaper editor, working from 1838 to 1866 for New York Herald, where he served as managing editor, and was influential in the development of American journalism.

Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal ..., Volume 4

By Ellery Bicknell Crane

The Hudson family was represented among the pioneers in New England by James Hudson, of Boston, John Hudson, of Duxbury, Ralph Hudson, of Cambridge, William Hudson, of Boston, and Daniel Hudson, of Lancaster. They intermarried with some of the most influential families, as the historian of Marlboro states the fact, adding that scarcely any other family has furnished so many soldiers in the Indian, French and Revolutionary wars. The relationship between the various pioneer settlers is not known, nor their English pedigrees definitely ascertained.

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Daniel Hudson's Timeline

January 1, 1648
Age 31
Lancaster, MA, USA
May 26, 1651
Age 34
Lancaster, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
September 7, 1653
Age 36
Lancaster, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
January 1, 1656
Age 39
Lancaster, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
January 11, 1658
Age 41
Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts