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BACK EXTRA HISTORY Paul Skelton

 

Hudson

 

From an email sent to me from John Copley, 10 February, 2009.

 

I can perhaps add a little to your excellent history of the Five Alls, though it's more on some of the people than the pub itself.

First, it also features in the Post Office Directory of Essex, Herts, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey and Sussex. [1855. Part 1: Counties & Localities]. George Hudson Five Alls Market St, Dover.

George Hudson's death was registered at Dover Jan-Mar 1860.

In the 1861 census his widow Elizabeth Hudson is described as the head of household, Innkeeper. She is my wife's ggg grandmother. The address is given as "Five Alls", 13 Market St, Dover. Also present are her son and daughter, Richard Post and Elizabeth Post. Elizabeth Hudson's death was registered Oct-Dec 1869. I suspect the Elizabeth Post you have in 1874 is this daughter, but I cannot trace her in the 1871 census.

The Hudson family can be found in the 1851 census. George is described as a Licence Victular, born in Cheddar, Somerset. The address is given as 20 Market St.

Elizabeth Hudson gives a further smuggling connection. She was born Elizabeth Mercer, possibly in Romney, about 1798. In 1816 she married William Post in Aldington. He died in 1830, and in 1842 she married George Hudson, again in Aldington. At her first marriage the witnesses were Cephas and Martha Quested. In 1821 Cephas Quested was tried at the Old Bailey, and sentenced to death, for smuggling.

John Copley
 

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