John Hudnall (I) came to America before 1641 since he married Mary Webb in Northumberland County, Virginia about 1641 and is one of the first of this Hudnall line to settle in America. When John Hudnall purchased property in Northumberland County, Virginia, records indicate he came from Isle of Wight County, Virginia.
Records for Isle of Wight County, Virginia are practically non-existent. However, one interesting record indicates that there was a Hudnall Creek in Isle of Wight County. Per "Cavaliers and Pioneers Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1800", by Nell Marion Nugent, published 1934, page 466:
Other land transaction records for John Hudnall found in the "Cavaliers and Pioneers Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1800" book include:
There are several theories on the origin of the Hudnall name.
Per GENUKI (a genealogy site for the United Kingdom and Ireland), "Hudnall derives from the old English Hudanheale meaning 'nook of land belonging to a man called Huda'."
From Ancestry.com, the Hudnall name means "a habitational name from any of various place so called, such as Hudnall in Hertfordshire or Hudnalls in Gloucestershire, both named from the Old English personal name Huda (genitive Hudan) + Old English healh ‘nook’, ‘corner of land’."
Hudnall is also a geographic place name in England
|Little Gaddesden and Hudnall area in Hertfordshire, UK|
Although some speculate that John Hudnall had two wives, it is generally believed that John Hudnall only had one wife whose last name was Webb. Col. James Edmonds Saunders in his book "Early Settlers of Alabama," indicates her name was WEBB. Banks McLaurin, Jr. indicates her last name was PARTAIN. John and Mary Hudnall named of one of their sons Partain.
Per "Married Well and Often: Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800" by Robert K. Headley, Jr., Genealogy Publishing Co., Inc., 2003, Mary Hudnall, a widow, married Edward Sanders. Cited was a reference by Jenkins page 119, that her maiden name was Webb.
John Hudnall's widow, Mary, applied for a commission of administration for his estate (he died intestate) at the November Court in Northumberland County on 20 November, 1659. Per "Cavaliers and Pioneers Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1800", page 463, John is listed as deceased on 24 Aug 1658.
From the Northumberland County Orders, 1652-1665, p. 223, abstracted by Ruth & Sam Sparacio, The Antient Press:
At a Court held for ye County of Northumberland ye 20th of November 1659.
"Upon the peticon of Mary Hudnall, the Widdowe & Relict of Jno Hudnall, deced., it is ordered that a Commission of Administration shal be granted unto her of the Estate of her deced. Husband, shee presenting an Inventory thereof to the Court and putting in security for the same."
After John Hudnall (I) died in 1658, Mary Webb Hudnall married Edward Sanders in May 1660. Edward Sanders was born 10 Aug 1625 with a will dated 4 Oct 1669 and proved 19 Jun 1672. Their children were:
- Ebenezer Sanders (1661-after 1693) m. c1686 Elizabeth (Presley?)
- John Sanders (1662-1700) m(1) Mary Risle; m(2) Sarah Hargrave
- Edward Sanders (c1663-c1739) m. c1685 Elizabeth (Teel?)
After Edward Sanders died, Mary married William Thomas (d.1678) after 1672.
From available records, John and Mary Hudnall had 6 children. They were:
Because many of the early Hudnall descendants were given the same name, the son of John Hudnall (I) is referred to as John Hudnall (II) and his son is referred to John Hudnall (III). There is no documentation that they actually used those designations. It is used here to help delineate the generations.
Three children of John Hudnall III are noted in the "Virginia Colonial Abstracts", published by Beverly Fleet in 1988 by the Genealogical Publishing Co. The abstracts were replublished from 34 paperback volumes.
Northumberland County, Virginia Record of Births, 1661-1810 page 439 & 444
- Ann Hudnell, Daug'r to Jo'n Born March 14 1703
- Alce Hudnell, Daug'r to Jo'n Born No'r 7 1745
- Winne Hudnell, Daug'r to Jo'n Born March 15, 1750
- Winiferd Hudnell, Daug'r to Jo'n Died Oct'r 2 1756
Per the will of John Hudnall (III), his wife, Judith, and 5 living children were heirs to his estate. The children mentioned were: Joseph, Frances, Alice, Nancy, Winifred and William.
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the descendants of John Hudnall (I) to the present.
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Hudnall Family Descendant Book (1616 - Present) - a privatized (dates & places of living people omitted) 15 Generation Descendant Book (PDF), starting with John Hudnall (I) - 451 pages plus index (Large file may take extra time to download depending on your internet speed)
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Hudnall information collected by Carl Albert Edwards that focuses on
the Hudnall families that migrated from South Carolina and settled
The PDF book is 156 pages with a number of obituaries and
pictures. The Addendum is a collection of obituaries collected by
Carl that are not included in the book.
The PDF book is 156 pages with a number of obituaries and pictures. The Addendum is a collection of obituaries collected by Carl that are not included in the book.
The Hudnall Family
- 1989 book by Carl Edwards
(Large file (70 mg) may take a few minutes to download depending on your
The Hudnall Family - 1989 book by Carl Edwards (Large file (70 mg) may take a few minutes to download depending on your internet speed)
Addendum to The Hudnall
Family - not included in the 1989
book by Carl Edwards
(Large file (10 mg) may take extra time to download depending on your
Addendum to The Hudnall Family - not included in the 1989 book by Carl Edwards (Large file (10 mg) may take extra time to download depending on your internet speed)
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