FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
CHRISTOFER HUDSON



Christofer Hudson "of Thisteton" was christened 17 April 1547 in  Kirkham, Lancashire, England, the son of William Hudson.



Kirkham
        church

The church at Kirkham


Anne, wife of Christofer, died and was buried 13 March 1602 in Kirkham, as "Anne uxor Christofer". This may be Christofer Hudson's wife, and he died three years later.


Anne
        Hudson burial

Burial record for Anne in Kirkham:
"Anne uxor Christofer - xiij"



Christofer held a messuage (dwelling house with outbuildings and land), toft (dwelling house), barn, garden, 6 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, and 7 acres of pasture in Thistleton.


Christofer died 27 October 1605 in Thistleton.  Christofer "de Thistleton" was buried 28 October 1605 in Kirkham. Thistleton is a townland about four miles north of Kirkham.


Christofer Hudson burial

Burial record for Christofer Hudson in Kirkham:
"xpofer Hudson de Thistleton - xxviij"


Christofer is mentioned in a history of Thistleton: "Christopher Hudson died in 1605 holding a messuage, &c., of Henry Butler as of his manor of Greenhalgh by 1½d. rent. His heir was his son William, aged twenty-eight; ibid. 106. On William's death in 1626 he was succeeded by his son Christopher, aged twenty-six; Towneley MS. C 8, 13 (Chet. Lib.), p. 506."  (British History Online – Thistleton)

"Inquisition taken at Preston in Amounderness 12 Sept., 6 James [1608], before the same Escheator, after the death of Christopher Hudson, by the oath of the same Jurors, who say that the said Christopher was seised in fee of a messuage, a toft, a barn, a garden, 6 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, and 7 acres of pasture in Thistleton, which are held of Henry Butler, Esq., as of his manor of Greenoll, in free and common socage by fealty and 1 ½ d. rent; and are worth per ann. (clear) 20s. Christopher Hudson died 27 Oct., 1605 at Thistleton; and after his death William Hudson, his son and heir, now aged 28 years or more, entered into possession." (Vol. xix. No. 27. 12 Sept. 1608. Lancashire Inquisitions Returned into the Chancery of the Duchy of Lancaster)




Thistleton

Thistleton


Christopher had the following children:


1. William, christened 15 November 1580 in Kirkham; died 1626.


2. Robert, christened 19 October 1582 in Kirkham.


3. Nicholus, christened 5 February 1585 in Kirkham.


*4. Elizabeth, christened 5 May 1588 in Kirkham; married Richard Cornoe 20 November 1606 in Kirkham.

Elizabeth Hudson
      baptism

Baptism record for Elizabeth Hudson in  Kirkham: "Elizabeth Hudson fillia Christofer - v"


5. Anne, christened 22 November 1590 in Kirkham.



SOURCES: Kirkham parish register; www.findmypast.co.uk; Lancashire Inquisitions Returned into the Chancery of the Duchy of Lancaster.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
WILLIAM HUDSON


William Hudson was born in about 1520 of Kirkham.


William had the following children:


1. Elizabeth, christened 4 April 1541 in Kirkham.


2. Henry, christened 30 December 1542 in Kirkham.


3. Margret, christened 1 March 1542  in Kirkham.


*4. Christofer, christened 17 April 1547 in Kirkham; buried 28 October 1605.

  Christofer
      Hudson baptism

Baptism record for Christofer Hudson in Kirkham: "Christofer Hudson fillia Willm - xvij"


5. Robert, christened 28 August 1550 in Kirkham.


6. George, christened 1 October 1552 in Kirkham.


7. James, christened February 1553/4 in Kirkham.


8. Nicholas, christened 29 April 1560 in Kirkham.



SOURCES: Kirkham parish register; www.findmypast.co.uk.