First name(s)
Position(s) held at King's College London

Member of the College Council (1867-1883)

Education & professional details

School, college and/or university attended
  • New College, Oxford Ref: *2
  • FZS Ref: *5
Position(s) held (non King's College London)
  • Magistrate Ref: *4
  • Deputy Lieutenant, Surrey Ref: *4 *5
Professional activities

Council member, Zoological Society of London Ref: *6

Personal details

Date of birth
Place of birth
Camberwell, Surrey
Date of death
6 Febuary 1883
Place of death
Family details

Parents were Captain Robert Hudson and Demetria Cotton. Ref: *3


In 1873, Hudson presented a collection of minerals and fossils to the college. Married to Julia Twining in 1835. Children were William, Julia and Amelia. Ref: *1


  1. Secretary’s In-Correspondence, KA/IC/T58, King’s College London Archives
  2. Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886
  3. Robert Hudson Family Tree,
  4. 1881 England Census
  5. The Times (London, England), 13 February 1883, 1
  6. "Recipients of the Silver Medal", ZSL. [Accessed 30 August 2017].

Photograph: Robert Hudson by Maull & Polyblank albumen print, arched top, circa 1855
NPG P106(13) © National Portrait Gallery, London. Supplied under license, Creative Commons BY ND [LINK HERE:]

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