History of the Town of Marlborough by Charles Hudson, Joseph Allen published by Press of T. R. Marvin & son, 1862
Daniel Hudson, the ancestor of the Marlborough Hudsons, came from England about 1039. He was in Wat. 1040, and settled in Lancaster about 1665. He purchased of Maj. Simon Willard, a Proprietor's Right, for £40, situated on Gibson's Hill, in Lancaster. He m. Johanna, and had six or seven children before he came to Lancaster, where their births are recorded. He and his wife and two of their daughters, and two children of his son, Nathaniel, were killed by the Indians in one of their incursions into that ill-fated town in 1697. Though he died in Lancaster, he appears to have been absent from that town some portion of the time between the date of his settlement and that of his death.
In 1673, "Daniel Hudson, of Concord, sometimes of Lancaster," purchased 20 acres of land in Lancaster, of John Moore, of Sud.; and in 1674, Daniel Hudson, "late of Lancaster, but now of Cambridge Village," (Newton,) deeded to his oldest son, Daniel, "who is about to be married to Mary Maynard, of Sud., dau. of John Maynard," the same 20 acres of land. And in 1688, he and his wife deeded to their son, William, land near Gibson's Hill, in Lancaster. Daniel Hudson's will, dated 1695, and proved Oct. 14, 1697, mentions wife Johanna, and sons William, Nathaniel and Thomas. An Agreement connected with the settlement of the estate is signed by Nathaniel Hudson for himself and his brother Thomas; and by Samuel Waters, in right of his wife Mary (Hudson,) Jacob Waters, in the right of his wife Sarah (Hudson,) and James Atherton, in right of his wife Abigail (Hudson.)
Most of the male members of the family appear to have left Lan. soon after the death of their parents. The destruction of the Lancaster Records, and the migratory character of the family, deprive us of most of the information necessary to give a connected view of his descendants. The name in the ancient records is frequently spelt with a t—Hutson.
Daniel, b. May 26, 1051; m. July 21, 1674, Mary Maynard.
Mary, b. Sept. 7, 1653; m. Samuel Waters.
Sarah, b. June 1, 1056; m. Jacob Waters.
Elizabeth, b. June 11, 1658; killed by the Indians.
Johanna, b. June 6, 1060; killed by the Indians.
John, b. May 10, 1002; probably d. young.
Amt, b. Jan. 1, 1064; probably d. in infancy.
William, b. June 12, 1005; probably moved to Bridgewater.
Abigail, b. Sept. 7, 1067 ; m. Jan. 6, 1084, James Atherton.
Nathaniel, b. March 15, 1071.
Thomas, birth not recorded.