Hudson came from a wealthy family.his grandfather was also named Henry Hudson and was the founder of the merchant adventures company.when Hudson grew up he married a lady named Katherine,and had 3 sons,John, Oliver , and Richard .
Henry Hudson had four voyages.On one of his last voyages, he came ten years before the pilgrims landed on Plymouth rock and two years after the James town colony was established sixty miles south of The Cheese cake bay.Hudson went through some problems on one of his voyages when he was unable to get through ice laden waters on his way past the islands of Novaya Zemlya.
On September 12, 1609 Henry Hudson began his exploration of the river now named after him. No passage was discovered, but the area turned out to be known as the best fur trading place in the region of North America. The ship left the river on October 4, sailed across the Atlantic Ocean, and arrived in England on Saturday, November 7.