|Lady Anne (née Townshend) Hudson (1775-1818)|
[Image from Artnet.com]
|Three Ladies Adorning a Term of Hymen by Sir Joshua Reynolds|
[from l. to r., Barbara, Elizabeth, and Anne Montgomery]
|John Hudson (1727-1772)|
|Caroline (of Brunswick),|
Princess of Wales
The status of the Hudson family would peak with Capt. Harrington Hudson, who was returned to Parliament twice under the influence of his brother-in-law the 6th Duke of Leeds. Indeed, it was the family connections which Lady Anne brought, more so than the wealth of the Hudson estate, that helped to place her large family of eight grown children. In 1795, the same year that Lady Anne married Captain Hudson, her mother, the now middle-aged Marchioness Townshend, former 'Grace' of Dublin, became Mistress of the Robes to the Princess of Wales (Caroline of Brunswick). Marchioness Townshend ran the household of the Princess for the next thirteen years, until 1808, during which period it gained a notorious reputation. Nevertheless, it was still the royal family, and two of her Hudson grandchildren would have positions in a royal household. Marquess Townshend lived to see the birth of eight of Lady Anne's ten children. In the spring of 1818, less than four years after the birth of her tenth child, Lady Anne died in London at age 43. Captain Hudson never remarried. He lived to walk his eldest daughter down the aisle, dying a year later in 1826 at Bessingby Hall aged 54.
|Drawing of Queen Adelaide and her ladies Miss Hudson and Miss|
Byng with a man [Image from the Royal Collection]
|Bessingby Hall, Yorkshire|
|Ruvigny's brief account of Lady Anne Hudson on p. 92 of his Essex volume|
Lady ANNE TOWNSHEND, b. 1 Feb. 1775 Marylebone, London, bap. 10 Mar. 1775 St Marylebone Parish Church; d. there 2 Apr. 1818, est dau. of George, 1st Marquess Townshend (1724-1807, descended from Edward III - see Generation 17 below) and his 2nd wife Anne Montgomery (c.1753-1819); m. 26 Oct. 1795 St Mary Church, East Raynham, Norfolk, Capt. HARRINGTON HUDSON of Bessingby Hall, Yorkshire, M.P. Helston 1818-26, b. 11 Apr. 1772 Bessingby Hall, bap. 12 Apr. 1772 St Magnus Church, Bessingby; d. there 29 Nov. 1826, bur. there 7 Dec. 1826, only son of John Hudson of Bessingby Hall (1727-1772) and Susanna Trevelyan (1736-1780, descended from Edward IV), and had issue, seven sons and three daughters.
Issue of Lady Anne (Townshend) and Harrington Hudson:
|Soulsby of Hallington coat of arms|
1) ANNE HUDSON, b. 10 Feb. 1797 Marylebone, London, bap. 14 Mar. 1797 St Marylebone Parish Church; d. 6 June 1839 Bessingby Hall; m. 1 Nov. 1825 St Magnus Church, Bessingby, her first cousin, CHRISTOPHER THOMAS SOULSBY of Hallington Hall, St John Lee, Northumberland, bap. 14 July 1794 St John of Beverley Church, St John Lee; d. 28 Oct. 1842 Bessingby Hall, er (twin) son of Christopher Soulsby of Hallington Hall (1754-1814, descended from Edward III) and Julia Elizabeth Hudson (1764-1829, descended from Edward IV), and had issue, one son and two daughters.
2) HARRINGTON GEORGE FREDERICK HUDSON of Bessingby Hall, b. Raynham Hall, Norfolk, bap. 6 Mar. 1798 St Mary Church, East Raynham; d. 6 Nov. 1848 Bessingby Hall; m. 24 July 1834 All Saints Church, Bishop Burton, Yorkshire, as her 1st husband[*1], CHARLOTTE WATT, bap. 30 Dec. 1814 All Saints Church, Bishop Burton; d. 30 Dec. 1891 Ashton Hall, Ashton-cum-Stoddy, Lancashire, 3rd dau. of Richard Watt of Bishop Burton Hall (1786-1855) and Hannah Burn (1789-1828), and had issue, three sons and one daughter.
Issue of Harrington and Charlotte (Watt) Hudson:
|St Magnus Church, Bessingby, Yorkshire|
2B) ANNE CHARLOTTE AMELIA HUDSON, bap. 20 Nov. 1836 St Magnus Church, Bessingby; d. 24 Nov. 1925 Speke Hall, Lancashire; m. 27 June 1861 St Mary Church, Boyton, Wiltshire, (JOHN PIERCE) CHAMBERLAIN STARKIE of Ashton Hall, Lancashire, M.P. Lancashire North East 1868-1880, b. 28 June 1830 Huntroyde Hall, Padiham, Lancashire, bap. 18 Nov. 1830 St Leonard Church, Padiham; d. 12 June 1888 Ashton Hall, bur. 16 June 1888 St Leonard Church, Padiham, 2nd son of Le Gendre Nicholas Starkie of Huntroyde Hall (1799-1865, descended from Edward III) and Anne Chamberlain (1809-1888), and had issue, one son and two daughters.
2C) Lt-Col. JAMES HUDSON of Armley House, Bridlington, 84th Regiment of Foot, chairman Bridlington bench magistrates, b. 4 Mar. 1838 Bessingby Hall; d. 27 Apr. 1912 Belvedere House, Kensington, London, bur. 30 Apr. 1912 St Magnus Churchyard, Bessingby; m. 5 Mar. 1867 St Paul Church, Valletta, Malta, AGNES CAMPBELL SMITH, b. 22 Oct. 1842 Norfolk Island, New South Wales, Australia, bap. there 21 Mar. 1843; d. 11 Nov. 1912 Brickfield Court, Slough, Berkshire, dau. of Sir John William Smith of Pimlico, Commissary General-in-Chief 1836 (1805-1875) and Agnes Campbell MacArthur (c.1817-1892), and had issue, one son and two daughters.
2D) HERBERT RICHARD HUDSON of Westminster, b. 1841 Scotland; d. unm. 28 Mar. 1863 Pau, Béarn, France.
|St Marylebone Parish Church, London|
3) WILLIAM HUDSON, b. 28 Oct. 1799 Marylebone, London, bap. 5 Dec. 1799 St Marylebone Parish Church; d. unknown, presumably s.p.[*2]
4) JOHN HUDSON, b. 17 Dec. 1800 Marylebone, bap. there 25 Jan. 1801; d. young 17 Oct. 1805 Bessingby Hall, bur. 20 Oct. 1805 St Magnus Church, Bessingby.
5) CHARLOTTE AMELIA HUDSON, maid of honour to HM Queen Adelaide, b. c.1802 (aged 87 per death certificate) London (per 1881 Census); d. unm. 16 Dec. 1889 Regent's Park, London.
6) Rev. GEORGE TOWNSHEND HUDSON, Rector of Harthill, Yorkshire 1848-64, chaplain to HM Queen Adelaide, b. c.1804 Raynham Hall (per Census); d. unm. 7 July 1884 Harthill, bur. 10 July 1884 All Hallows Church, Harthill.
|Rev. Charles Walter Hudson|
Issue of Rev. Charles Walter and Hon. Julia (Macdonald) Hudson:
7A) LOUISA MARIA HUDSON, bap. 1 Aug. 1839 St Martin Church, Saundby; d. in infancy 13 May 1843 Saundby, bur. there 16 May 1843.
|Sir James Hudson (1810-1885),|
caricature in Vanity Fair
7B) HENRY WILLOUGHBY HUDSON of Trowell, bap. 11 May 1845 St Martin Church, Saundby; d. unm. 21 Jan. 1865 Burringham, Lincolnshire, bur. 26 Jan. 1865 St Martin Churchyard, Saundby.
8) Sir JAMES HUDSON of Turin, Italy, GCB, Resident Minister Italy 1861-63, b. 2 Jan. 1810 Marylebone, bap. there 1 June 1810; d.s.p. 20 Sept. 1885 Strasbourg, Alsace, France, bur. Cimitero Evangelico Degli Allori, Florence, Italy; m. (one week before his death) 14 Sept. 1885 British Consulate, Geneva, Switzerland, EUGENIA VANOTTI, b. c.1832; d. 19 Sept. 1914, bur. Cimitero Evangelico Degli Allori, Florence.
9) HARRIETT LOUISA HUDSON, b. 5 Mar. 1812 Marylebone, bap. there 15 May 1812; d. 27 Jan. 1885 Hill House, Richmond, Yorkshire, bur. 30 Jan. 1885 St Botolph Church, Bossall, Yorkshire; m. 5 Mar. 1832 St Magnus Church, Bessingby, HENRY BREWSTER DARLEY of Aldby Park, Bossall, b. 26 Nov. 1809 Aldby Park, bap. 17 Aug. 1810 St Botolph Church, Bossall; d. 21 Sept. 1860 Spaunton Lodge, Hutton le Hole, Yorkshire, bur. 29 Sept. 1860 St Botolph Church, Bossall, son of Henry Darley of Aldby Park (1777-1846) and Mary Ann Martin (c.1789-1865), and had issue, five sons and four daughters.
Issue of Harriett Louisa (Hudson) and Henry Brewster Darley:
|Dr. Sydney Ringer|
9B) ADELAIDE DARLEY, bap. 18 Dec. 1835 All Saints Church, Appleton-le-Street, Yorkshire; d. 12 July 1907 Lastingham, bur. 15 July 1907 St Mary Churchyard, Lastingham; m. 6 Sept. 1864 All Saints Margaret Street, London, EDWARD DWYER of Cape Town, Judge Supreme Court of South Africa, b. Sept. 1821 Dublin, Ireland; d. 29 July 1887 Wynberg, Cape Town, son of Thomas Dwyer of Dublin and Ellen Tuomy, and had issue, three sons.
|Darley of Aldby coat of arms|
9D) CECIL HARRINGTON DARLEY of Lymm, Cheshire, b. 6 Dec. 1841 Huttons Ambo, bap. there 24 Dec. 1842; d. unm. 9 Feb. 1914 Lymm.
|Walker of Sand Hutton coat of arms|
9F) JAMES VERE DARLEY of South Africa, tea inspector clerk [per 1881 England Census], b. 4 Sept. 1847 Aldby Park, bap. 4 Mar. 1849 St Botolph Church, Bossall; d. bef. 1891 (when his wife is listed as 'widow') South Africa(?)[*3]; m. 5 Jan. 1871 St Anne Soho, London, CATHERINE JULIA CROSSE, b. 22 Dec. 1854 Clifton, Gloucestershire, bap. 15 Sept. 1855 St Mary on the Quay Church, Clifton; d. 24 Feb. 1927 Sydenham, Kent, dau. of Thomas Crosse of Bristol, builder and Maria Sunbury, and had issue, two sons and two daughters.
|All Hallows Church, Harthill, Yorkshire|
9G) Rev. BERTRAM DARLEY, Rector of Harthill, Yorkshire 1891-1923, b. 4 Nov. 1850 Aldby Park, bap. 25 Dec. 1850 St Botolph Church, Bossall; d. unm. 28 Apr. 1926 Royal Free Hospital, London.
9H) EDMOND OSWALD DARLEY of Fort Worth, Texas, real estate speculator, b. 19 Oct. 1854 Aldby Park, bap. 29 July 1855 St Botolph Church, Bossall; d. 1895 Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas (per his son's passport application); m. by 1883, CHRISTIAN ROBSON (----), millinery store proprietor, b. Feb. 1855 Scotland (per U.S. Census); d. 1935 Denver, Colorado, and had issue, four sons. [Note: I hope to have a full blogpost on Edmond Darley and his family in the near future - I'm still in the process of researching]
9I) FLORENCE MARGARET DARLEY, b. Aldby Park, bap. 22 Nov. 1857 St Botolph Church, Bossall; d. unm. 3 Apr. 1907 Marylebone, London, bur. 6 Apr. 1907 St Botolph Church, Bossall.
10) Lt-Col. JOSEPH HENRY HUDSON of Winterfield House, Hornby, Yorkshire, Lieutenant-Colonel Grenadier Guards, land agent for Hornby Castle, b. 18 June 1814 Marylebone, London, bap. 19 July 1814 St Marylebone Parish Church; d. 18 Apr. 1885 Winterfield House, bur. 22 Apr. 1885 St Mary Church, Hornby; m. 28 June 1842 Chapel Royal, Tower of London, FRANCES MARIAN SARAH ELRINGTON, b. 1817; d. 26 June 1869 London, bur. 1 July 1869 Kensal Green Cemetery, London, dau. of Maj. John Henry Elrington of the Tower of London (1771-1857, descended from Edward III) and Sarah Reed (c.1785-1867), and had issue, two sons.
|Tower of London|
Issue of Lt-Col. Joseph and Frances (Elrington) Hudson:
10A) JOSEPH HENRY FRANCIS HARRINGTON HUDSON of Namur, Belgium, b. 1844 London; d. 4 Apr. 1904 Namur; m. MARIA ISABELLA (----), who survived him. Issue: unknown.
10B) Lt. FRANK ELRINGTON HUDSON of Wimbledon, Surrey, b. 30 June 1846 Melcombe Regis, Dorset, bap. 21 Oct. 1846 St John Church, Melcombe Regis; d. 19 May 1922 Wimbledon; m. 27 Nov. 1879 Church of Our Lady, St Johns Wood, Westminster, FRANCES CLARA SEGRAVE, b. 1846 Dedham House, Essex; d. 1921, dau. of O'Neil Segrave of Marylebone (c.1805-1875, descended from Edward III) and Frances Steward (1810-1886), and had issue, one son.
[*1] Charlotte (Watt) Hudson m. 2nd 29 Oct. 1853 St George Hanover Square, Rev. Arthur Fane, Vicar of Warminster (c.1810-1872, descended from Edward III), and had further issue.
[*2] William Hudson is the one out of the ten children of Lady Anne Hudson for whom I've yet to locate a death notice or burial entry. It's likely that he died young like the next brother John. Even if he survived childhood, he would still have predeceased his other siblings by many years. No mention is made of William in their later documents (wills, etc).
|James Darley's Widow and their Four Children on the passenger list of|
the Coptic, which sailed from London 21 Jan. 1891, bound for Cape Town
[*3] Without a doubt, James Vere Darley is the most difficult to research of the nine Darley siblings. He travelled extensively (Australia, Hawaii, New York) from a young age, no doubt as a result of his career, which seems to have been tied in with the tea trade. It appears that he immigrated in 1883-84 to South Africa, where his brother-in-law Edward Dwyer was a judge on the Supreme Court. The last record I can find of James is his insolvency in South Africa in 1885. Presumably he died there, as there is no entry for him in the England & Wales Death index, and in 1891 his wife, listed as widow, with their four young children travelled to South Africa from England.
Lady Anne Hudson has several lines of descent from Edward III. The one Ruvigny traced in his 1908 Essex volume is below, with some elaboration.
Edward III had a second surviving son,
|Isabel (née Plantagenet), Countess of|
Essex - see Generation 5
2) Lady Philippa Plantagenet of Clarence (1355-1377) m. Edmund Mortimer, 3rd Earl of March (1352-1381), and had
3) Roger Mortimer, 4th Earl of March (1374-1398) m. Lady Alianore Holland (1370-1405, descended from Edward I), and had
4) Lady Anne Mortimer (1388-1411) m. Richard of York, 3rd Earl of Cambridge (1385-1415, descended from Edward III), and had
5) Lady Isabel Plantagenet (1409-1484) m. 2) Henry Bourchier, 1st Earl of Essex (1404-1483, descended from Edward III), and had
6) William, Lord Bourchier (c.1428-1477) m. 2) Lady Anne Woodville (c.1448-1489), and had
7) Cecily Bourchier (c.1473-1493) m. John Devereux, 2nd Lord Ferrers of Chartley (1464-1501, descended from Edward I), and had
8) Walter Devereux, 1st Viscount Hereford (c.1491-1558) m. 1) Lady Mary Grey (c.1492-1
|Dorothy (née Devereux), Countess of|
Northumberland - see Generation 11
9) Sir Richard Devereux of Lamphey (by 1513-1547) m. Lady Dorothy Hastings (c.1520-1566, descended from Edward III), and had
10) Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex (1539-1576) m. Lettice Knollys (1543-1634, descended from Edward III), and had
11) Lady DOROTHY DEVEREUX, b. c.1564 Chartley Hall, Staffordshire; d. 11 Aug. 1619 Petworth House, Sussex, bur. 14 Aug. 1619 St Mary Church, Petworth; m. 2nd 1594, HENRY PERCY, 9th Earl of Northumberland, b. Apr. 1564 Tynemouth Castle, Northumberland; d. 5 Nov. 1632 Petworth House, bur. 6 Nov. 1632 St Mary Church, Petworth, est son of Henry Percy, 8th Earl of Northumberland (1532-1585, descended from Edward III) and Katherine Neville (1546-1596, descended from Edward III), and had
12) Lady DOROTHY PERCY, b. Petworth House, bap. 20 Aug. 1598 St Mary Church, Petworth; d. 20 Aug. 1659 Penshurst Place, Kent, bur. 23 Aug. 1659 St John the Baptist Church, Penshurst; m. (secretly) 1615, ROBERT SIDNEY, 2nd Earl of Leicester, b. 1 Dec. 1595 Baynards Castle, London; d. 2 Nov. 1677 Penshurst Place, bur. 8 Nov. 1677 St John the Baptist Church, Penshurst, son of Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester (1563-1626, descended from Edward I) and his 1st wife Barbara Gamage (c.1559-1621, descended from Edward I), and had
|Lady Lucy (née Sidney) Pelham|
- see Generation 13
14) THOMAS, 1st Baron PELHAM of Laughton, b. c.1653 Halland Place [per ODNB]; d. 23 Feb. 1712 Halland Place, bur. 8 Mar. 1712 All Saints Church, Laughton; m. 1st 21 Mar. 1680 St Giles in the Fields, London, ELIZABETH JONES, b. c.1664; d. (from childbirth) Oct. 1681 London, bur. 13 Oct. 1681 All Saints Church, Laughton, dau. of Sir William Jones of Ramsbury (1630-1682) and Elizabeth Alleyn (1633-1699), and had
|Elizabeth (née Pelham), Viscountess|
Townshend - see Generation 15
16) CHARLES, 3rd Viscount TOWNSHEND of Raynham, b. 11 July 1700 London, bap. 15 July 1700 St Martin in the Fields; d. 12 Mar. 1764 Raynham Hall, bur. 20 Mar. 1764 St Mary Church, East Raynham; m. 29 May 1723, ETHELDREDA HARRISON, b. c.1708; d. 5 Mar. 1788 Balls Park, Hertfordshire, bur. 12 Mar. 1788 All Saints Church, Hertford, dau. of Edward Harrison of Balls Park (1674-1732, descended from Edward I) and Frances Bray (d. 1758), and had
|1st Marquess Townshend -|
see Generation 17
18) Lady ANNE TOWNSHEND (1775-1818-see details above), wife of Capt. Harrington Hudson
The next blogpost will look at the tragic next and final generation of Hudsons at Bessingby Hall, and show how a Los Angeles shoe salesman descends from Edward IV.