Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Hudson

Male Bef 1642 - Aft 1716  (> 76 years)


Personal Information    |    Notes    |    All    |    PDF

  • Name William Hudson 
    Born Bef 1642 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1716  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I030466  Tree1
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 

    Father Edward Hudson,   b. Abt 1618, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1671/72, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Dorothy Heywood,   b. 19 Apr 1607, Bury, Rochdale, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1 Jan 1672/73, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 66 years) 
    Married Between 1665 and 1666  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15729  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Woodnutt,   b. Between 1668 and 1672, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1734/35, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married Bef 25 Jan 1687/88  South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Henry Hudson,   b. Bef 1691, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1713, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years)
     2. Edward Hudson,   b. Abt 1692, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Hudson,   b. Abt 1694, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1714, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F15732  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ===
      1697-1699 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 277
      IN THE NAME OF GOD, Amen
      First I bequeath my Soul to God that gave it me & my body to have a decent & Christian like burriall;
      I JAMES DYER being very sick & weak but of a sound & perfect memory maketh my last Will & Testamt., I JAMES DYER douth gevfe & bequeafe to WILLIAM HUTSON all my Land and all my muabell goods & all ye rest of my hole estate that belongeth to me, & all my detes that is oing a brode to me, I JAMES DYER douth make my friend, WM. HUTSON, my full & only Exer. & hole Aturny for to possess & Shrive for all my dettes as Witness my hand & seale this 15th day of September in ye year of our Lord God Ano: 1698
      Sined & seled in ye presents of us
      RICHARD BROOCKE, JAMES DYER
      PETER BROOCKE
      Proved by ye oaths of ye witnesses hereto in Essex County Court ye 10th day of November 1698, & truely recorded
      Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      ===
      James Hughes 2005-09-22 19:06:11
      Richmond County, Virginia WILLS
      BookNo. 2.
      Fisher, Martin, Sr. a January, 1699;7 May, 1701. Daughter-in-law Sarah; son Martin Fisher and daughter Elizabeth Kitchin executors; witnesses William Hudson, Richard Hayden, Thomas Pacey.
      ===
      James Hughes 2005-09-22 19:24:50
      Will of Thomas Hines, 1699 - Essex Co. VA
      dated 16 7ber 1699, proved 10 Nov 1699
      Essex County VA Deeds & Wills 1699-1701 Bk 10, pp 16-17.

      IN YE NAME OF GOD Amen I Thomas Hines of Essex County being sicke and weake in body but of perfict sence and memory thankes be to God doe make this my last Will and Testament in manner as follows.
      Imprimi: I bequeath my Soule to Almighty God who gave itt mee in sure and certaine hopes of salvation through ye merritts of my blesssed Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ and my body to ye Earth to be buried in such Christian like manner as my Deare Wife shall see fitt. Item. I give and bequeath unto my Son, Thomas Hines one hundred and fifty acres of land dureing ye terme of his naturall life and after his decease I doe will and bequeath ye sd hundred and fifty acres of land to be equally divided betweene my two Sons, Henry and John Hines to them and theire heires forever ye sd land lying on ye West side of White Marsh from my dweling house.
      Item. I give unto my Sone, Thomas Hines, one man Servant five yeares to serve and one feather bed and furniture, two Milch cows and calves, one young mare that came of my Sorrell Mare last and one gray Ston Horse about three years old, one iron pott, one pewter dish, two Milke trayes and halfe dozen spoons, my sword and pistall and all my Coopers tools.
      Item. I give & bequeath unto my Son, Thomas Hines two breeding sows, two barrows of two yeares old and all my wearing cloathes all ye above sd (except ye Land) I give unto my sd Thomas Hines to him and his heires forever. Item. It is my will and desire that my said Son, Thomas Hines, doe stay with my Wife and assist to finish this present cropp and when so don I do will and appoint unto my sd Son, Thomas Hines, one equal share of ye sd Cropp both Indian Corne and tobacco.
      Item. I give unto my Son, Thomas, one large new chest and doe hereby make him my said Son Thomas of full age.
      Item. I give and bequeath unto my two sons, Henry Hines and John Hines, all that parcell of land I now dwell on to be equally divided betweene them and their heires for ever. After my Wifes decease, I doe give and bequeath all ye rest of my Estate, cattle, horses, mares, sheep, hoggs and all my household goods to be equally divided betweene my dear Wife, Hannah Hines, and my Five Children begotten of her to them and their heirs fore ever.
      Item. I doe appoint my dearely and well beloved Wife, Hannah, to be my whole and sole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament.
      Item. I nominate and appoynt my two good friends, Daniel Dobyns and Mr. Daniel Whitehorne to be my feoffees in Trust of ye same.
      In Wittness hereof I have put my hand and fixed my seale this 16th: day of 7ber: 1699.
      Test. Daniel Dobyns
      Wm. (W) Hudson
      Thomas (H) Hines
      Thomas Beatson
      Proved by ye oathes of ye Wittnesses hereto in Essex County Court ye 10th day of November 1699 and truely recorded. Test Francis Meriwether, Cl Cur p. 17. KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we Hannah Hines, Henry Pickett, Henry Woodnett of ye County of Essex are firmly bound unto his Majties. Justices of ye peace for ye said County of Essex in ye sum of Forty thousand Pounds of tobacco and caske we bind ourselves this 10th day of 9:ber Anno Dom: 1699.
      The Condition of this obligation is that if Hannah Hines who at Court held for Essex County ye day and yeare abovesd: obtained a Probate of ye last Will of Thomas Hines deced, shall at all times hereafter fulfill ye sd: Will and satisfie all such Legatees as therein are expressed and do whatsoever ye Law enjoynes in such cases then ye above obligation to be void otherwise to remaine of full force.
      Signed sealed and delivered in presents of us
      Phill: Parr
      Hannah (H) Hines
      Robt. Coleman
      Henry (H) Picket

      Henry (R) Woodnut
      Truely recorded Test Francis Meriwether, Cl Cur
      Submitted by Barbara Good
      ===
      1672-1674 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 76-77
      KNOW ALL MEN that I DOROTHY HUDSON Widdow of the County of Rappa. and Parish of Farnham doe for diverse causes me thereunto moving and out of the natural love and affection I beare doe give and forever make over unto my three Children SERANIN (?) HUDSON, ANNE HUDSON and WILLIAM HUDSON six female cattle with all and every the Increase female alwaies reserving to myself the use of the said Cattle during my naturall life and afterwards to be equally divided amongst them and if either of my said Children should happen to die then the Surviyour or Survivours of them to enjoy the said Cattle equally as abovesaid and the male increase to go towards their maintenance and in confirmation thereof have hereunto set my hand and seale this 2 day of January 1672. I doe residue out of the said Cattle two Cow Calves the one to DEBORAH RANDALL and the other to RICHARD HOLT as witness my hand this 2 of January 1672
      Test JOHN DIKE, DOROTHY HUDSON
      THOMAS FRESHWATER
      Recognitr in Cu: Com Rappa 1 die January 1672/3
      ===
      1672-1674 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 348
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THOMAS DAY of Rappa Planter doe upon. consideration of a MARRIAGE wth DOROTHY HUDSON as alsoe for and in consideration of a Horse received of the said DOROTHY hereby engage myselfe my heirs & assigns to buy a Mare filly of a yeare old the same to be bought within this two years and what Female increase comes of the said Mare to be equally divided between LAURANA, ANNE & WILLIAM HUDSON and MARY BARTLET and I do hereby engage that the first two calfes that fall
      See Page 194 of Original Record for this omitted
      ===
      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 118-119
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whome these presents shall come WILLIAM HUDSSON of the County of Rappa: Planter, send Greeting. Know yee that I the said WILLIAM HUDSON for divers good causes me thereunto moveing and especially in consideration of one Gray Gelding in hand received have sold and confirmed unto ROGER SMITH of the said County, Planter, One hundred acres of land being upon the Branches of the DRAGON SWAMP wch said land is part of a Dividend formerly granted by Pattent unto EDWARD HUDSON of the sd County wch said hundred acres of land begineth at a corner Hickory standing in or neare the line of Mr. ROBERT PAYNE and being the uppermost corner tree in the Devidend of land granted unto EDWARD HUDSON as abovesaid which said land Begining at the said Corner Hikory is to be taken out of the above said Devidend as the courses thereof permit; To have and to hold the said land unto the said ROGER SMITH and his heirs with all proffitts and appertenances whatsoever belonging without the disturbance of me the said WILLIAM HUDSON or any other persons whatsoever and further I agree to warrant the sale of the said land and to acknowledge this Sale in the County Court of Rappa and further doe obleidge myselfe to p:cure my Mother to acknowledge her right unto the said land unto the said ROGER SMITH in the County Court abovesaid at request. In Witness whereof I have sett my hand and affixed my Seale this thirtieth day of July 1684
      Signed sealed and delivered in prsence of
      (no witnesses) WILLIAM HUDSON
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa 6 die Augusti 1684 et recordatr xx8
      ===
      1689-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 8; [Antient Press]; Page 96 - 98
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come we WM. HODGSON of County of Rappa and REBECCA my Wife send Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting Know yee that we WM. HODGSON and REBECCA my Wife for divers good causes and especially for and in consideracon of a Horse and sum of One thousand pounds of Tobb: in caske have sold unto THOMAS DAY of aforesaid County his heirs One hundred acres of land being part of a parcell of land conteyning Three hundred and Fifty six acres being in Rappa County on the South side of Rappa. River and bounded Begining at a corner white Oake by a branch and runing thence N. to DAVIS his land alonge his line N. W. thence E. over certain branches by land of EVAN DAVIS S. E. deviding the land from the land of THO: RICKETT to the first menconed branch it first began as by Patent bearing date the 24th of Febry. 1666 To have and to hold said land with all rights of hunting hawking fishing woods houses and buildings with all appertinances belonging to THO: DAY his heirs paying our Sovereign Lord the King such rents as shall be due and WM. HODGSON and REBECCA his Wife do warrant and defend the sd land from claime of any person whatsoever and to acknowledge the same In Witness whereof I the sd WM. HODGSON have set my hand and seale this 25th Jany. 1687/8 Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      DANLL. DOBYNS, WM. HUDSON
      JEAN LANNY
      Recognitr in Cur Comt Rappa 4 die 10br 1689
      To the Worshipful! Bench held for Rappa County on the South side I REBECCA HUDSON do make my Husband, WM HUDSON my lawful! Attorney for to acknowledge unto THO: DAY One hundred acres of land being part of her rights according as the conveyance specifieth As Witness my hand and seale this 4th day of 10br 1689
      In the presence or RICH BROOKE REBECCA HUDSON
      REBECCA BROOKE
      ===
      1689-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 8; [Antient Press]; Page 200-201
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come we WILLIAM HENDSON [Hudson] of County of Rappa and REBECCA my Wife send Greeting in the Lord everlasting Know yee that we the sd WILLIAM HODSON and REBECCA my Wife for divers good considerations and especially for One horse and the sum of One thousand pounds of Tobb: have sold unto THO: DAY of sd County his heirs One hundred acres of. land being part of a parcell of land conteyning Three hundred fifty six acres being in Rappa County on South side of Rappa River and bounded begining at a corner white Oake by a branch and runing thence to DAVIS his land alonge his line W:, thence E: over certain branches to land of EVAN DAVIS SE: dividing the land from the land of THO: PRICKETT to the first mentioned Branch W. by E, to the place it first began as by a Patent bearing date the 24th of May 1666; To have and to hold sd bargained land being the Plantation part with all rights of hunting hawking fishing & fowling woods waters Mill building with all other appertenances whatsoever thereunto belonging to him sd THO: DAY his heirs paying unto our Sovereign Lord the King such rents as shall be due and sd WM. HUDSON & REBECCA his Wife for themselves promise to warrant and defend sd land from the claim of any person unto sd THOMAS DAY his heirs In Witness whereof sd WM. HENSON have sett my hand and seal this Twenty fifth day of January 1687/8
      Signed Sealed land Delivered in the presents of us
      DANLL. DOBYNS, WILLIAM HUDSON
      JAN, LAUNY
      Recognitr in Cur Comt Rappa 4 die 10bris 1689
      To the Worshipful Bench held for Rappa County on the South side I REBECCA HUDSON do make my Husband, WM. HUDSON, my lawfull Attorney to acknowledge unto THO: DAY one hundred acres of land being her right according as the conveyance specifieth as
      Witness my hand and seal this 4th day of 10ber 1689 In the presents of
      RICHARD BROOKE, REBECCA HUDSON
      REBECCA BROOKE,
      ===
      1689-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 8; [Antient Press]; Page 231-232
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I WILLIAM HUDSON of County of Rappa do owe and stand firmly bound and indebted unto ABRAHAM DEPREE as Guardian and for the use of SARAH, the Daughter & heire of RICHD. SMYTH of the aforesd County deced, her heirs in the sum of Four thousand pounds of good sound merchantable Tobb: sweet sented with sufficient caske to contain the same to be pd convenient to landing in Rappa County on all demands which payment I bind myself my heirs by these presents Sealed with my seal dated this 3rd day of June 1691
      The Condition of the above obligation is that if the above named SARAH SMYTH, the Daughter and heire of the above named RICHD. SMYTH deced, and ABRAHAM DEPREE as Guardian for the use of the sd SARAH untill she arrive at full age by law her heirs or assignes at all times hereafter quietly have and enjoy One hundred acres of land it being part of a tract of land purchased by sd RICHARD SMITH deced of HENRY WOODNOTT quantitie One hundred and seventy acres according to the meaning of a Deed of Sale sealed by sd HENRY WOODNOTT unto sd RICHARD SMYTH deceased bearing date the 3rd day of April 1683 with appertinances without the lett of the abovesd WM. HUDSON or REBECCA his Wife or either of them their heirs that then the above obligation to be void and of non effect otherwise to remain in full force and virtue as Witness my hand and seale the day and year abovesd
      Signed Sealed & delivered in presents of us PHILL, PAR
      WILLIAM YOUNG
      Recognitr in Cur Comt, Rappa 3 die Junii Ano 1691
      WM. HUDSON
      ===
      1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 84
      THIS INDENTR: made the Eighteenth day of Septembr: in the yeare of or: Lord 1691 and in the Third years of the Reigns of their Sovereign Majties. William & Mary King & Queene by the grace of God of England &c. Between WILLIAM HUDSON of ye County of RAPPAH., Cooper. of ye one part & ROBERT WEBB of the same County. alsoe Cooper, Witnesseth that the said WILLIAM HUDSON for the sume of Three thousand three hundred pounds of good sweete scented tobacco & caske to him in hand paid have granted unto the said ROBERT WEBB his heires & assignes all that p:cell of land being lately surveyed & bounded by Mr. EDWIN THACKER for the said HUDSON conteyning One hundred ninety and two acres according to the severall courses the said Surveigh be the same more or less the said Land lying in the County of RAPPAH, on the South side the River & among the branches of ye DRAGON SWAMP being a part of a Pattent of land taken up by EDWARD HUDSON, late deced of the County, as by the said Patten relation being had may appeare beareing date Anno 1666 and as apparent heire fell to the said WILLIAM HUDSON, To have & to hold the said peace of land together with all woods waters profitts & appurtenances whatsoever to him the said ROBT. WEBB his heires & assignes forever paying & discharging ye Quit rents that shall be due for the said land and the said WILLIAM HUDSON doth grant that the said land to him the said ROBT. WEBB his heires & assignes forever without hindrance from him the said WILLIAM HUDSON his heires or assignes or any other person clayming under him In Wit- ness whereof the said p:ties have sett their hands & seales
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of
      THOMAS HINES ROBERT WEBB
      JOHN TAYLER WILLIAM HUDSON
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa: 7 die 8bris: Ano 1691 et Record 18th die WM. COLSTON. Cl Cur
      (Top lines torn off) Title & Interest to this within Indenture & all the within specified
      Articles & to every part the pr:misses therein conteyned unto NEHEMIAH RUSSELL to his assignes forever As Witness my hand and seale this 6th day of 8ber: 1699
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of
      EDW. ADCOCKE, ROBERT WEBB
      ABRA: DEPREE
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 11th day of June 1701 & truely recorded
      BEE IT KNOWN unto all men that I WILLIAM HUDSON of RAPPAH: County, Coper, doe confesse my selfe to stand justly indebted unto ROBT, WEBB of the County aforesd. Coper, his heires & assignes in the neate quantity of Six thousand Six hundred pounds of good sweet sented tobo: in caske to be paid convenient to landing in County of RAPPAH: this eighteenth day of September 1691
      The Condicon of this obligacon is that if the above bound WILLIAM HUDSON his heires truely fullfill & keepe all agreemts. which on there part ought to be kept in one Deed beareing date with these pr:sents betweene WM. HUDSON & ROBERT WEBB as by the said Indre. relacon being had may appeare, & alsoe if he ye sd WM. HUDSON & REBECCA his Wife shall eyther by themselves or certaine Attorney make there appearance at ye next Cort: to be helden for ye County of RAPPAH: & shall both of them then & there make acknowledgmt. of ye sd Deed in open Court, without fraud or further delay, Then this obligacon to be void or else to be & remaine in full force
      Signed sealed & delivered in pr:sence of us
      THO: HINES, WILLIAM HUDSON
      JOHN TAYLER
      EDW. ADCOCKE
      Record Test WM: COLSTON, Cl Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I REBECCA HUDSON, Wife of WM. HUDSON of RAPPAH: County, Coper, doe for a considerable sume of tobo: in hand to me paid by ROBT. WEBB of the same County, Coper, doe absolutely give unto the said ROBERT WEBB his heires & assignes forever all my whole right & interest of right of dower to One hundred ninety and two acres of land sold by my said Husband unto the said ROBT. WEBB as by Deed of Indenture beareing date with these pr:sents from undr: ye hand of my said Husband may appeare in which Deed I doe acknowledge my selfe to be fully satisfied for my right of Dower & am hereby utterly held from any right or claime by my selfe or any other persons by my procurement In Witness whereof I have sett my hand and Seale this Eighteenth day of Septem: 1691
      Signed sealed & delivered in pr:sence of us
      THO; HINDS REBECCA HUDSON
      JOHN TAYLER
      EDW: ADCOCKE
      Record intr: Cur Com Rappa: 28th die 8bris Ano: 1691 Test WM. COLSTON, Cl Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pr:sents that I ROBT. WEBB of Essex County doe assigne over all my right & interest into ye within Bond & all p:misses therein contained unto NEHEMIAH RUSSELL As Witness my hand this 6th day of 8ber: 1699 and Seale
      Signed sealed and delivered in pr:sence of
      EDWD. ADCOCKE, ROBERT WEBB
      ABRA: A DEPREE
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 11th day of June 1701 & truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      ===
      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 15)
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of November 1699 truely recorded THIS INDENTURE made ye 5th day of October in ye year of our Lord God One thousand six hundred ninety & nine Between GILES CURTIS of ye County of MIDDLESEX, Planter, of ye one part & WILLIAM HUDSON of ye County of Essex, Planter, of ye other part. Witnesseth that ye said GILES CURTIS for a valuable sum to be paid on demand hath sold unto ye sd WM: HUDSON his heirs & assignes Two hundred acres of land being prt of a parcell of land formerly Mr. NICHOLAS COCKE bounded on ye land of Mr. COCKE & on ye land of HENRY WOODNOT and rutting along ye DRAGON SWAMP side, To have & to hold all & every the hereby sold premisses with their appurtenances to him ye said WILLIAM HUDSON his heirs & assignes for ever together with all woods water fishing fowling hawking & all other rights to ye same belonging and ye said GILES CURTIS doth for himselfe grant & agree that ye sd premisses free & clear from all other sales & incumbrances And that he ye sd WM. HUDSON his heirs or assignes shall peaceably hold & enjoy ye sd premisses without ye trouble or denial of him ye sd GILES CURTIS his heirs or any claiming under him In Witness whereof ye sd GILES CURTIS hath hereunto set my hand & seale ye day & year first above written Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of CHRISTOPHER BERNARD, GILES CURTIS
      RICE CURTIS
      RICE CURTIS by vertue of a Power of Attorney from GILES CURTIS acknowledged this Deed of Sale in Essex County Court ye 10th day of November 1699
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I GILES CURTIS of ye County of MIDDLESEX doth impower & demise my well beloved Son, RICE CURTIS, to be my true good & lawfull Attorney with warranty to acknowledge two hundred acres of land in ye County of
      Essex as by Deed will appear as Witness my hand & seale ye fourth of November 1699
      Test JOHN COGLON, GILES CURTIS
      RICE CURTIS
      Prov'd in Essex County Court ye 10th day of November 1699 by ye oathes of ye Witnesses hereto truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      ===
      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; (Page 49)
      THIS INDENTURE made this forth day of Maye in ye yeare One thousand & seven hundred Betwixt WM. HUDSON & REBECCA his Wife of the County of Essex of ye one pte: & JOHN COPELAND of the aforesaid County of the other pty. Witnesseth that WM. HUDSON & REBECCA his Wife for a voluble consideration of one thousand pounds of sweet scented tobo: & caske to them in hand paid have sold unto the said JOHN COPLAND in aforesaid County now in the tenor of the said WM. HUDSON & REBECCA my Wife the quantity of One hundred acres of land begining upon Mr. HENRY WOODNUTTs line in a branch so runing along the branch side to the DRAGON SWAMP so along the DRAGON SWAMP to a Spanish Oake being a corner tree tuning North East to a red Oake standing in Mr. HENRY WOODNUTTs line so tuning North North West to a white Oake standing in the head of a Valley & from thence West North West to a Stake & so to the first Station; To have and to hold the said Land unto the said JOHN COPLAN his heirs or assignes for ever with all libertyes & priviledges contained therein and further the same in open Court when legally required with warrante to defend the same from us the sd WM. HUDSON & REBECCA my Wife our heires or assignes for ever whereunto wee have seu our hands and seales
      Signed sealed & delivered in the pr:sents of us
      HENRY WOODNOTT, WILLIAM HUDSON
      JNO: SORRELL REBECCA R, HUDSON
      Acknowledged by WM. HUDSON & REBECCA his Wife by HENRY WOODNOT her Attorney relinquished her right of Dower thereto in Essex County Court the 10th of Septr: 1700 & its truely recorded.
      KNOW ALL MEN yt: I REBECCA HUTTSON do apoynt my Father, HENRY WOODNUTT, to be my true lawfull & undoubted Attorney to acknowledge and confirme a tract of land sold by my Husband to JNO. COPLAND of ye same County by a Bill of Salle in Courte redy to be produced, given & by these pr:sents granting unto my said Attorney as full power to act and do for me and in my name as fully as I myselfe might or would do being personally pr:sent there. In Witness hereunto I have set my hand & seale this 9th day of Maye 1700
      Sealed and delivered in pr:sents
      JNO: SORRELL, REBECKA HUDSON
      HENRY WOODNUTT
      Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, CI Cur
      ===
      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 62-63
      THIS INDENTURE made the 5 day of October in the yeare of or: Lord God One thousand six hundred ninety and nine Betweene GILLES CURTIS of the County of MIDDX., Planter, of the one party, WILLIAM HUDSON of the County of Essex, Planter, of the other party Witnesseth that the sd GILES CURTIS for a valuable sume to be paid on demand hath granted unto the said WILLIAM HUDSON his heires and assignes Two hundred acres of land being part of a parcell of land formerly Mr. NICHOLAS COCKE bounded on the land of Mr, COCKE and on the land of HENRY WOODNOTT and tuning alonge the DRAGON SWAMP side To have and to hold all the hereby sould premisses with their appurtenances to him the said WILLIAM HUDSON his heires and assignes for ever together with all woods waters and all other rights to the same belonging & the said WILLIAM HUDSON his heires paying the Kings Quit Rents therefore due and acostomed and the said GILES CURTIS doth for himselfe his heires promise that the sd p:misses with their app tenances cleare from all other sales and incumbrances and that he the said WILLIAM HUDSON shall quietly and for ever enjoy all the said hereby sould pr:misses and the rights belonging without the lawful! trouble or denial of him his heires or any clayming under him, In Witness whereof the said GILES CURTIS hath hereunto sett my hand and seale
      Signed sealed & delivered in pr:sence of
      CHRISTOPHER BERNARD, GILES CURTIS
      RICE CURTIS
      RICE CURTIS by virtue of a Power of Attorney from GILES CURTIS acknowledged this Deed of Sale in Essex County Court ye 10th day of November 1699 and the same is duely recorded
      KNOW ALL MEN that WM. HUDSON of Essex County my heirs doe bargaine sell & make over unto GILES CURTIS of MIDLESEX County his heires &c. all that p:cell of land within mentioned with warranty from any claimes from any persons that may lay any claime to any pte: of the said land under me and acknowledge the same in Court held for the County of Essex wth: my Wife then and there to acknowledge her right of Dower in the within mentioned land In Witness whereof I hereunto sett my hand and seale this 23d day of November 1700
      Signed sealed in pr:sence of
      THOMAS MERIWETHER, WILLIAM HUDSON
      RICE CURTIS
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court the 11th day of December 1700 & truely recorded
      ===
      1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 87
      THIS INDENTURE made this forth day of May in the yeare One thousand & seaven hundred Betwext WM. HUDSON & REBECCA his Wife of the County of Essex of the one pte: & JOHN COPLAND of the aforesd. County of ye other party; Witnesseth that I WM. HUDSON & REBECCA my Wife for a valluable consideration of One thousand pounds of sweets sented tobo: and caske hath granted unto the said JOHN COPLAND now in the tenor of the said WM. HUDSON & REBECCA my Wife the quantity of One hundred acres of land being more or less beginning up Mr. HENRY WOODNUTs line in a branch so running along the branch side to the DRAGON SWAMP so along the DRAGON SWAMP to a spanish Oahe being a corner tree coo tuning North East to a red Oak standing in Mr. HENRY WOODNUTTs line so tuning North North East to a white (Oake) standing in the head of a valley and from thence West North West to the first station; To have and to hold the said land unto ye sd JNO: COPLAND his heires & assignes forever with all libertyes and priviledges contained therein & the said WILLIAM HUDSON & REBECCA his Wife doth deliver unto the said JOHN COPLAND and his heires and ingage to acknowledge and confirme the same in open Court when legally required with varrante to defend the same In Witness whereunto wee have sett our hands and seales Signed sealed &delivered in presence of us
      HENRY WOODNOTT, WM: W HUDSON
      JNO: SORRELL REBECCA P1. HUDSON
      Acknowledged by WM: HUDSON & REBECCA his Wife by HEN: WOODNUTT her Attorney
      relinquished her Right of Dower thereto in Essex County Court the 10th 7ber: 1700 &
      truely recorded
      ===
      ===

Research Links  Find William Hudson at the following sites -

Ancestry records for William Hudson