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James (Jim) HUDSON [Parents] was born on 29 May 1883 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 31 May 1883 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 18 Jun 1947 in London. He was buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Leytonstone, London. James married Irene Muriel Alice HEAD on 19 Dec 1922 in St. Edmund's Church, Edmonton, Middlesex.

Sponsors at Jim's baptism were James Casey and Catherine Casey.

Jim followed in his elder brother Richard's footsteps and worked as a policeman in England. He joined the Metropolitan Police in 1905 and spent 25 years in the force before retiring in 1930. The 1939 Register tells us Jim later worked as a "nightwatchman, supervisor".

At the time of his death in 1947 Jim was living at 33 Victoria Road, Edmonton, London, where he and his wife, Irene, had lived for many years.

Irene Muriel Alice HEAD [Parents] was born on 8 Feb 1899 in 74 Bulwer Road, Edmonton, Middlesex. She died on 8 Aug 1978 in England. Irene married James (Jim) HUDSON on 19 Dec 1922 in St. Edmund's Church, Edmonton, Middlesex.

The 1939 Register tells us that Irene was working at the time as a "clerk (stenographer and general clerking)".

They had the following children.

  F i Living.

John (Jack) HUDSON [Parents] was born on 28 Nov 1878 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 30 Nov 1878 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 21 Jul 1960 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. John married Catherine (Kate) HANRAHAN on 7 Mar 1916 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Sponsors at Jack's baptism were Thomas Lyons and Honora Cusack.

Jack inherited the Hudson family farm in Kilbaha. According to a letter written by Jack's nephew Tom Sheehan in 1981 to his relative Bill Hudson in Florida, "my uncle Jack Hudson used go every year to set the corn for the Hudsons in Tralee. That was about from 1896 till 1900".

Catherine (Kate) HANRAHAN [Parents] was born on 26 Dec 1879 in Ahalahana, Newtownsandes (Moyvane), Co. Kerry. She was christened on 28 Dec 1879 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 16 Mar 1965 in Tralee, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Catherine married John (Jack) HUDSON on 7 Mar 1916 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Kate's baptismal sponsors were James Kissane and Ellen O'Connor.

Marriage Notes:

Witness to the marriage were Thomas Barrett and Mary Hanrahan.

They had the following children.

  M i Richard (Dick) HUDSON was born on 18 Mar 1918. He died on 5 Jul 1993.
  M ii
Patrick (Pat) HUDSON died on 17 Feb 2000. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Pat lived in Kilbaha before moving to live with his brother Jim at Knockbrane (or Knockbrean) Cross in Lixnaw, Co. Kerry. Neither Pat nor Jim ever married.

Pat appears to have been a significant point of contact for Hudson researcher Bill Hudson who has contributed an enormous amount of information to our Hudson family tree. According to Bill's notes, "While on a visit to Dublin, I saw this book ["County Kerry - Past and Present" by J. King, published by Hodges Figgis & Co., 1931] in Dublin Castle and discovered on page 176, the mention of two Hudson families. While I had been in Tralee in 1929 when my Father called on one Richard Hudson solicitor there (who later proved to be a third cousin), I had never heard of Kilbaha. Procuring Ordnance maps of the area, I hired a car and driver and... I landed up in Kilbaha, near Newton Sandes (now Moyvane) on 27 May 1956 and met Patrick Hudson [above] who had just come home from the creamery and who introduced me to his 78 year old Father John (Jack) Hudson. Later I drove up the hill to meet the Ned Hudsons [presumably Jack's first cousin Ned Hudson who was married to Hannie Hanrahan, herself a Hudson descendant]. From that point, I was hooked and the rest is history".
  F iii Margaret (Peg) HUDSON was born about 1919. She died on 18 Dec 2003.
  M iv
James (Jim) HUDSON was born about 1920 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 28 Sep 2002 in Tralee, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Jim, who never married, lived with his brother Pat at Knockbrane (sometimes spelled Knockbrean) Cross, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry.

  M v
William HUDSON was born in Dec 1921 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 12 Mar 2006. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

William lived for many years in Coventry in England, but moved back to Ireland in 1974 where he lived for a time with his brother Pat in Lixnaw, Co. Kerry. He later moved to Irremore, near Listowel, Co. Kerry.
  M vi
John HUDSON was born on 24 Aug 1926 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 2 Aug 1934. He was buried in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

John died of "tubercular disease of the hip" a month before his eighth birthday. He is buried with his parents and Hudson great-grandparents in Murher Cemetery.

Daniel (D.J.) COLLINS [Parents] was born on 29 May 1910 in Abbeyfeale Hill, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. He was christened on 30 May 1910 in Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. He died on 8 Jan 2000 in Limerick. He was buried in Croagh, Co. Limerick. Daniel married Margaret (Peg) HUDSON on 31 Aug 1948 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

D.J.'s baptismal sponsors were Thomas Foley and Mary Foley.

D.J. and his wife, Peg, lived in The Hill in Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick for several years before moving to Ballymacave, Croagh, Co. Limerick in the mid-1960s where the land was better for farming.

Margaret (Peg) HUDSON [Parents] was born about 1919 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 18 Dec 2003. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Margaret married Daniel (D.J.) COLLINS on 31 Aug 1948 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage were Denis Collins and Ellen Scanlon.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.
  M iii Living.
  M iv
Joseph (Joe) COLLINS was born in 1956 in Co. Limerick. He died on 14 Aug 1981 in Limerick.
  M v Living.

Richard (Dick) HUDSON [Parents] was born on 18 Mar 1918 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 5 Jul 1993 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Richard married Catherine (Kitty) MCGRATH about 1953.

Dick and his family lived in Kilbaha.

Catherine (Kitty) MCGRATH [Parents] was born in probably Ballyguiltenane, Co. Limerick. She died on 16 Jan 2015 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. Catherine married Richard (Dick) HUDSON about 1953.

They had the following children.

  M i John HUDSON was born in Nov 1953. He died on 18 Aug 2012.
  M ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  F iv Living.
  M v Living.
  F vi Living.

John (Jack) CUNNINGHAM [Parents] was born on 1 Jul 1901 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 7 Nov 1995 in the Bronx, New York City. John married Hanora (Nora) BAKER in 1941 in probably New York.

Jack emigrated to the United States in 1925. He was known as 'Black Jack' because of his thick black hair.

Hanora (Nora) BAKER was born in Ballinloghig, Dingle, Co. Kerry. She died before 7 Nov 1995 in the Bronx, New York City. Hanora married John (Jack) CUNNINGHAM in 1941 in probably New York.

Nora and Jack lived in the Bronx.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.

John STACK [Parents] was born on 18 Jan 1925 in Moyvane South (Shronagraga), Co. Kerry. He died on 18 Jan 2002 in probably Galway. John married Maureen FLEMING on 9 Sep 1952.

Maureen FLEMING was born on 27 Mar 1924. She died on 4 Jan 1991 in probably Galway. Maureen married John STACK on 9 Sep 1952.

John and Maureen lived in Rahelin Glebe, Ballybane, Galway.

They had the following children.

  M i Living.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.

Richard (Dick) STACK [Parents] was born on 31 Jul 1926 in Moyvane South (Shronagraga), Co. Kerry. He died on 23 Jan 2008. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Richard married Sheila O'KEEFFE on 18 Feb 1965.

Living [Parents].

They had the following children.

  F i Living.
  F ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  F iv Living.
  M v Living.
  F vi Living.

Robert (Bob) BEHAN was born on 25 Nov 1927. He died on 18 Feb 1997. Robert married Brigid (Bridie) STACK on 21 Aug 1962.

Bob lived in Ballyegan, Lisselton, Co. Kerry.

Brigid (Bridie) STACK [Parents] was born on 3 Oct 1931 in Moyvane South (Shronagraga), Co. Kerry. She died on 19 Sep 2015. Brigid married Robert (Bob) BEHAN on 21 Aug 1962.

They had the following children.

  M i
Dermot BEHAN was born on 4 Jul 1963. He died on 21 May 1971.
  M ii Living.
  F iii Living.
  M iv Living.

William? HUDSON (caution: not verified) [Parents] was born in abt 1750s in probably north Kerry. He died in probably north Kerry. William? married 'UNKNOWN'.

I AM INDEBTED TO WILLIAM (BILL) HUDSON OF WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, A GREAT-GREAT-GRANDSON OF WILLIAM(?) HUDSON ABOVE, FOR SHARING HIS INFORMATION ON THE HUDSON FAMILY.

Much more information on the Hudsons is to be found in Bill's multiple-volume family history entitled 'The Hudsons of County Kerry and their Descendants' along with more recent works entitled 'The Hudsons of Tralee', 'The Hudsons of Kilbaha North', and 'The Hudsons of Ballyeagh' along with a study of land ownership in the townland of Kilbaha where Bill's Hudson ancestors settled, copies of which Bill has donated to Tralee and Listowel libraries in Co. Kerry. The National Library of Ireland in Dublin also has a copy of 'The Hudsons of County Kerry and their Descendants'. Bill researched his Hudson family history for over half a century and these very impressive works are the fruits of his labour. Note that advance notice needs to be given to the above libraries to view these volumes.  

It is not certain at all that the first name of Mr. Hudson above was William, but Bill's father thought it might have been. It is certain that William(?) above was connected to the Hudson family of Tralee who were prominent landlords and business people in the area at the time, but the exact relationship is not known, hence the caution after his name. His life span places him in the same generation as his putative brothers Richard and Edward so I have listed him as such, although I have no solid evidence to prove he was a son of William and brother of Richard, Edward and another possible brother whose name may have been William.  

It is also known that William(?) above was Protestant, as were the Hudsons of Tralee. It is a possiblility that he was a son of William Hudson of Bunagarha, near Listowel, who was the father of Kilbaha landlord Edward Hudson who settled in Tralee (and grandfather of Edward's son, also named Edward, who inherited the Kilbaha land), but we have no evidence to support this. Any assistance in establishing the exact nature of the connection would be much appreciated. Please email Helen@HelensFamilyTrees.com.

'UNKNOWN' died. 'UNKNOWN' married William? HUDSON (caution: not verified).

They had the following children.

  M i Richard HUDSON was born in abt 1780s. He died before 1853.

Edmond (Ned) HUDSON [Parents] was born on 20 Mar 1881 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was christened on 21 Mar 1881 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He died on 23 Dec 1969 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Edmond married Johanna (Hannie) HANRAHAN on 13 Jan 1921 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Ned's baptismal sponsors were Edmund Hudson and Bridget Hudson.

Ned and his wife, Hannie, were second cousins - Hannie's maternal grandmother was Johanna Hudson, sister of Ned's paternal grandfather Edmond Hudson.

There is a possibility that Ned and Hannie were actually doubly related in that Ned's maternal grandmother, Bridget Cunningham, could have been related to Hannie's maternal grandfather, Bryan Cunningham - a sister of his, perhaps. However, we do not know if Bryan had a sister named Bridget, although he did have a first cousin named Bridget, born in 1820 and daughter of his uncle Daniel Cunningham. Could this Bridget Cunningham possibly have been Ned's maternal grandmother, Bridget Cunningham? Unfortunately we do not have sufficient information on Ned's maternal grandmother to prove or disprove this?

Johanna (Hannie) HANRAHAN [Parents] was born on 11 Mar 1891 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 7 Feb 1981 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Johanna married Edmond (Ned) HUDSON on 13 Jan 1921 in Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Hannie was also known as "Hannie John Paddy" (because her father's name was John and her grandfather's name was Paddy).

Marriage Notes:

Witnesses to the marriage were Denis McEnery of Tubbertureen, Moyvane and Helen Hanrahan of Kilbaha.

They had the following children.

  F i
Hannah (Sr. Peter) HUDSON was born on 22 Dec 1921 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died in Feb 2003 in Listowel, Co. Kerry. She was buried in Balloonagh Convent Cemetery, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Sr. Peter, of the Mercy order, was matron of Listowel District Hospital for many years.
  F ii Margaret HUDSON was born on 13 Jun 1923. She died on 31 Aug 2015.
  F iii
Mary HUDSON was born on 15 Nov 1924 in Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. She died on 12 May 2004. She was buried on 14 May 2004 in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Mary was a nurse. She lived on Old Blackrock Road in Cork prior to moving back to north Kerry where she lived in Gurtinard in Listowel.
  M iv Living.
  F v Bridget (Breda) HUDSON was born in 1930. She died on 14 Dec 2016.
  F vi Hanora (Nora) HUDSON was born in 1931. She died on 10 Dec 2017.
  F vii Eileen HUDSON was born on 13 Oct 1933. She died on 13 May 2005.

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