Edward married Honora DOWD, daughter of Darby DOWD, on 13 Aug 1784 in probably Tralee, Co. Kerry. Honora was born about 1763 in probably Tralee, Co. Kerry. She died in Oct 1825 in probably Tralee, Co. Kerry. She was buried on 25 Oct 1825 in Tralee, Co. Kerry.
Hanora, an only daughter, was about 20 years younger than her husband, Edward. It appears they lived with their family for a time in Lackabeg, Abbeydorney, Co. Kerry prior to 10 November 1794 as this is the address given for Edward on a dowry-related document from this date. However, Edward and his growing family had moved to Tralee by 1794 as Edward had acquired the rights to the Dowd family home on the Mall, as per the dowry agreement, and the family moved in with Honora's father.
Honora died just four months after her husband, Edward.
Edward and Honora's marriage settlement read as follows:
Marriage settlement. 13 August 1784, between:
Edmond (interchangeable with Edward) Hudson, Kilbagha (sic), Co. Kerry, gent. of the 1st part
Darbey Dowd, Tralee. Co. Kerry and
Honora Dowd, spinster, his only daughter of the 2nd part
John Sullivan, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, gent.
Rev. John Blennerhassett, Tralee, clerk Trustee of the 3rd part
Marriage intended between sd. Edward Hudson and Hanora Dowd. Reciting that W. Talbot of Mt. Talbot, Co. Roscommon obtained a lease from the Provost, Fellows & Scholars of Trinity College, Dublin, of the lands of Kilbaha for the term of 21 years from 1st May 1774 and that the sd. W. Talbot demised unto sd. Edward Hudson the sd. Lands to hold for the term of 19 years from 29th September 1774 at the yearly rent of £23.5.9. In consideration of Marriage portion of £300 the sd. Edward Hudson assigned to the sd. Trustees the lands of Kilbagha to hold in trust and to pay to sd. Hanora Dowd an annuity of £20, should she survive him.
Reg. 6 November 1787 386. 395. 2580950.
From the above we learn that Edward was living in Kilbaha, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry at the time of the marriage.