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Thomas Hudson

Birthdate: (62)
Birthplace: Tamworth, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: April 1591 (62)
Probably Limehouse (within present London), Middlesex, England, (Present UK)
Immediate Family:

Son of Gentleman Henry Hudson, I and Barbara Watson
Brother of John Hudson; Abigail Dixwell (Hudson); William Hudson, Sr.; Edward Hudson; Edmund Hudson and 6 others

Managed by: Rachel Leigh Hansen
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About Thomas Hudson

According to Ian Chadwick's Hudson Family tree:

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

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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Tamworth, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom
April 1591
Age 62
Probably Limehouse (within present London), Middlesex, England, (Present UK)