Robert Spear Hudson - Wikipedia
Early days. He was born in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, the third son and fourth child of John and Sarah Hudson.His father was minister at Mares Green Congregational Chapel in West Bromwich. He intended to become a chemist and druggist and to this end served an apprenticeship with an apothecary in Bilston.. He, along with his brother studied at Trinity College, Dublin.