Richard Hudson, of Loveclough, often went with the Rev. John Nuttall, of Goodshaw, on a preaching and singing tour in Yorkshire. Their wives who were sisters and excellent singers, came from Yorkshire, and were named Grinrod. This Richard Hudson was visiting Preston in 1745 when the Scots rebels were over-running the country during Prince Charles' rebellion. He was sitting by the roadside when a Highlander coming along took the shoes off his feet as they were better than his own. He died April 7th, 1775, aged 61 years. The epitaph on the tombstone covering his remains is as follows :—

" My body lies interred here, my soul is gone if you'd know where; 'tis to be banished from God's face, unless salvations all of grace. But if salvation work is done and sinners saved by grace alone. God will have glory of us you see, by saving guilty me."

Reuben Hudson, son of the above, was born in 1745 and lived at Height Farm, Loveclough. He was the composer of several tunes, etc., and taught singing classes in various towns and villages. He was also choirmaster at the Baptist Chapel, Crawshawbooth, a little below the Black Dog hotel, but later converted into cottages.

He was given the by-name of the " little lawyer" and anyone wanting advice or a will making out would send for him. He died in 1806.

Reuben Hudson had two sons, Richard and George. The latter was a farmer at New Laithe near Dunnockshaw, and was born in 1788. He or his wife would come down to Crawshawbooth with two cans of blue milk on a horse's back, they got 1/- for 16 quarts. This farm was a musical depot! There were the two sons and a daughter who were great lovers of music. Mr. Moses Heap says " We all had grand times together and now and again some preacher would come. At one time there were ten or twelve baptised here. Mr. Gadsby came on several occasions. I could hear on occasions two pianos at the same time also one or two violins, the son George would play the piano on one side of the house and his sister Esther would play on the other. 1 have never walked the highway since then without looking across at the old place, but alas, all their voices are silent and the instruments are silent and have gone to join the majority. Most of them lie in a little graveyard at Goodshawfold." George Hudson senior died in I860.

George and Richard Hudson, sons of George, were both well versed in theoretical and practical music. The father and two sons quarried the stone and carted it, thus Rehoboth Chapel came into existence, a tablet over the entrance door stating 1852. George spent five years in America and while there he took lessons under Professor Zendal on the organ at Plymouth Church, Brooklyn. He returned to Lancashire in 1859 and settled down in Burnley as a professor of music. He composed many pieces of good music. In 1900 he died aged 77 years and was buried at Rehoboth Chapel.

George Hudson had two sons who were expert players. Fred on the piano and Leo on the violin. But by continually traveling about the country in their profession they ultimately undermined their constitution and both contracted consumption. Both coming to an early death.

Richard, the younger son, became a manager in a coalmine near Baxenden but eventually like his brother he drifted into music for a living (it was in the blood). He was a good violinist and he along with his three sons went to Skegness in Lincolnshire, formed an orchestra and played round the town and gardens under the local authority.

Richard was born in 1828 and died 1900. His three sons were very clever players. One of them also made violins. A grandson of Richard named Eli when at the age of 15 years was considered one of the finest flautists in the country for both theoretical and practical.

For some years he and his wife and sister, one a flautist, the other a piccolo player, traveled the country under the title of " Olga, Elgar, and Eli Hudson." With traveling the country from end to end and also enter­taining troops in France during the first World War, he also contracted consumption when at the top of his profession, and died at quite an early age on January 18th, 1919.

John Hudson, son of Richard, the elder son of Reuben, became a cotton manufacturer at Bridge Mill, Crawshawbooth, better known as Hudson's Mill, now demolished and Mr. T. Hoyle's garage built on the site, was a good bass singer and composed over 50 tunes. One he composed with words was specially written for Salem chapel at Accrington. His business failed in Crawshawbooth and he removed to Accrington where he died in 1889, aged 87 years.

Eli Hudson, son of the above was a manager in a cotton mill in Bombay for many years. When his father's business failed, Eli made his father a regular monetary allowance. Eventually he retired from his managership and just arrived in time for his father's funeral at Accrington. Eli came to live in Crawshawbooth and owing to certain financial losses it was said he died of a broken heart.

Another son of John Hudson named George was the carder at Top Factory, Sliven Clod, Goodshawfold. The machinery was run by a water wheel; On January 17th, 1849, he was in the act of speeding up a frame being at that time all by himself in the room. He had some rope ready to wind on the drum above and drawing a little water on the wheel he began to guide the rope on to the drum. But some of the rope became entangled with his legs, winding him up. When he was found he was revolving round the shafting which was only six inches from the roof. He died some time afterwards on February 27th, 1849.