Saturday, January 2, 2016

Surname Saturday ~ NUDD of Hampton, New Hampshire

The NUDD memorial at Founder's Park in Hampton, New Hampshire


Thomas Nudd (1629 – 1713), my 9th great grandfather, arrived in the New World with his stepfather, Henry Down, in 1637.  His widowed mother, Joan, had married Henry Dow in Ormsby, Norlk, England on 11 February 1631, as his first wife.  Henry immigrated with his three children, Thomas Nudd (step son), Thomas Dow and Henry Dow.  He settled first in Watertown, where his wife, and Thomas’s mother, died.  Henry Dow remarried in 1643 to Margaret Cole and removed to Hampton, New Hampshire by 1644.  Henry Dow made a gift of ten acres to Thomas Nudd “in fulfillment of a promise made to his wife at the time of their marriage”.    

There was also a Thomas Nudd who came to Hampton and married Mary Moulton, and an Abigail Nudd who married Robert Marston of Hampton.  It is not known if these other Nudd settlers were kin to my ancestor Thomas Nudd.

Thomas Nudd married Sarah Dearborn, the daughter of early settler Godfrey Dearborn.  They had seven children, including my 8th great grandmother, Hannah (1678 – 1751) who married Francis Page and had ten children.

Some NUDD resources:

The New England Historic Genealogical Society Register, “The English Background of some Early Settlers of Hampton, New Hampshire from Ormesby St. Margaret, Norfolk” by William Haslet Jones,  Volume 142, 1988, pages 263 – 266 [NUDD Family sketch}.

It is also prudent to read about Thomas Nudd and his Dow stepfamily in The Book of Dow: Genealogical Memoirs of the Descendants of Henry Dow, by Robert Percy Dow, 1929

My NUDD genealogy:

Generation 1:  Thomas Nudd, son of Roger Nudd and Joan Unknown, baptized 6 January 1629 in Ormsby, Norfolk, England, died 31 January 1713 in Hampton, New Hampshire; married about 1660 in Hampton to Sarah Dearborn, daughter of Godfrey Dearborn.  She was born about 1641 and died 21 August 1714. Seven children.

Generation 2:  Hannah Nudd, born 23 October 1678 in Hampton, died 12 April 1751 in Hampton; married 27 January 1698 in Hampton Falls to Francis Page, son of Francis Page and Meribah Smith.  He was born 14 December 1676 in Hampton and died 19 August 1755 in Hampton Falls.  Ten children.

Generation 3:  Sarah Page m. Josiah Batchelder
Generation 4:  David Batchelder m. Elizabeth Swett
Generation 5: Elisha Batchelder m. Sarah Lane
Generation 6: Jonathan Batchelder m. Nancy Thompson
Generation 7: George E. Batchelder m. Abigail M. Locke
Generation 8: George E. Batchelder m. Mary Katharine Emerson
Generation 9: Carrie Maud Batchelder m. Joseph Elmer Allen
Generation 10: Stanley Elmer Allen m. Gertrude Matilda Hitchings (my grandparents)


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Surname Saturday ~ NUDD of Hampton, New Hampshire", Nutfield Genealogy, posted January 2, 2016, ( accessed [access date]). 

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