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Robert Hudson

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Robert Hudson (c1840-1912) of Robert Hudson and Co

c1840 Born in Batley Adwalton, Yorks., the son of James and Sarah Hudson, a merchant[1]

1841 Baptised in Gildersome[2]

1881 Engineer & Iron Founder, Employing 70 Men & 6 Boys, living in Headingley with Hannah Hudson 28, Percy Hudson 6, Walter Hudson 5, Gertrude Hudson 3, Robert Arthur Hudson 9 mo[3]

1888 Joined I Mech E

of Gildersome Foundry, near Leeds; and Weetwood Mount, Headingley, near Leeds.

His 4 sons succeeded to the management of the business - Robert, Percy, Walter and Edward Hudson.

1911 Engineer, employer, lived in Headingley, Leeds with Hannah Hudson 58, Emily Gertrude Hudson 32[4]

1912 Obituary. [5]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. Parish records
  3. 1881 census
  4. 1911 census
  5. The Engineer 1912/04/19