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Sarah Anne HUDSON was born 11th October 1841 at Swalecliffe, Kent. She was the daughter of Thomas and Sarah HUDSON (nee TAYLOR).

Sarah married Henry KEEN on 5th July 1862 in Chislet, Kent. 

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The HUDSON line of ancestory goes back to Richard HUDSON born c1731 probably in Kent. Richard married Mary CASTLE on 17th September 1753 in Whitstable, they had five children together before Mary died in 1761: Thomas, Elizabeth, Richard, John and William . Mary was buried at Whitstable on 7/1/1761.  Richard then married Elizabeth SEATH on 7th June 1762 at Swalecliffe. Richard and Elizabeth had nine children: Seath, Sarah, James, Mary, Ann, Henry, William, William and Daniel. Richard was buried at Swalecliffe on 6/5/1784. Elizabeth, his second wife was also buried there on 6/9/1799.

The Campbell line of descent is through Thomas HUDSON eldest child of Richard and Mary who was baptised at Swalecliffe 17/1.1753.  On 13/12/1777 Thomas and Ann DADD were married by banns at Swalecliffe.  Thomas and Ann had eleven children: Mary, Ann, Elizabeth, Richard, John, Sarah, Martha, Amy, Frances, Jane and Frances. Thomas was buried at Swalecliffe on 22/3/1799.

John, second son of Thomas and Ann was baptised on 25/12/1785 at Swalecliffe.  John and Mary BENNET were married by banns at Swalecliffe 2/11/1811.  They had eleven children: Mary, Thomas, Sophia, Charlotte, Susanne, John, Lavinia, Richard, William, William and Richard.

second son of John and Mary was baptised at Swalecliffe 5/2/1815.  He married Sarah TAYLOR on 23/4/1836 at Swalecliffe. In 1851 Thomas and Sarah are living at Westbrook, Herne with six children: Susannah, Thomas, Sarah, Archliss (Archelous), James, Mary and John. Thomas is working as an agricultural labourer. In the 1861 census they are at White Hall next to Westbrook. Thomas, Sarah and Archliss have left home but listed are three more children John, Jane and Sarah. John's age is given as 12 years but in fact he was baptised at Herne in 1851 and the baptism is recorded in the images for Archdeacons Transcripts, there is no record for either Jane or Sarah. Thomas and Sarah are again living at Westbrook in 1871, their son John is listed as an agricultural labourer aged 19 but also with them is a daughter Mary Jane aged 9. In 1881 Thomas and Sarah are living on their own still at Westbrook Thomas died in January 1891 and was buried in Herne Cemetery on 15/1/1891 in Plot C174. Sarah died a few weeks later.
Sarah, daughter of Thomas and Sarah married Edward KEEN, (see above) while her sister Susannah married Edward's brother JohnThomas died in infancy.  Archelaus married Ellen CARDEN and they lived in Whitstable with their seven children.  James married Caroline MUZZARD, they had  five children. John married Harriet PORT and they lived in Whitstable with their nine children.  I found no further information on Mary, Jane aand the second Sarah.  I suspect that there was a confusion with the census enumerator  about names and ages and they were entered incorrectly.  I think Mary may have been a Mary Jane. I'll keep looking!

and Edward KEEN had ten children: Henry, Alice, Francis, Sarah, Sarah, Fred, Edward, Jane, Clara and Albert. Henry never married. Alice married William Henry HOPKINS. They lived in Ospringe and had eight children.  Francis (Frank) and Albert (Bertie) both emigrated to Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.  Sarah married Walter Epps Godden. There had been a previous daughter called Sarah but she died in infancy. Fred married Sarah Rebecca HOLSTOCK, they lived in Faversham and had seven children. Edward died aged just 20 years in Ferozepore, India. He had joined the Royal Artillery at Woolwich on 20/4/1895. Jane appears on the 1891 census as a ten year old scholar then I can find no further information on her. Clara Ellen only lived to be a few weeks old.

Many members of the Hudson family resided at Swalecliffe, Herne, Whitstable, Faversham and environs. Several of the Hudson descendants served in the Royal Navy, Army or Merchant Fleets. Others emmigrated: Alice Kate HUDSON, g-g-granddaughter of Richard Husdon emmigrated to Canada and married Charles HADEN in Saskatchewan. Helen (Nellie) Rachel KEEN g-g-g-grandaughter of Richard Hudson emigrated to Australia and married George SING in NSW., her brother Willie KEEN also emigrated to Australia and married Mary Ann PATTERSON in Dundas, NSW.