HI! i'm trying to find out more about Thomas C. Mudd age 16 or 17 b. in suffolk england or there about.T.C. would have been my great, great uncle he was my grandfather's dad young brother.Thank-you for any help.
I have found mor info on the net: thomas, middle name is COE not charles hehad his mother,s maiden name as a middle name, also his two older brothers JAMES & GEORGE sent him the money for the ticket.I understand that they regretted it till the day they died. NOTE: they both had sons whom they named Thomas and we have passed the name down to this day.
Hello!! Is there anyone out there who can help me to find out more information about Thomas Mudd. I know that his father was Thomas and his mother Elizabeth, and also that he had two brothers, James and George. Does anyone out there know any further information about any of them?
Here is my printout on Mr. Mudd - I hope it helps?
Mudd, Mr. Thomas C. Missing. Home address - Mrs. T. Mudd, Huntingfield, Near Halesworth, Suffolk. Aged 16 years.
Insurance claim B92 $400 filed by mother. Claim C44 Life $20,000. Property $400 both filed by mother.
(From: Mansion House Titanic Relief Fund Booklet, March 1913)
Number P. 77. Mudd, Thomas, father and Elizabeth, mother received 7s 0d. weekly.
Thomas Mudd, a letter from his nephew says that the lad was just sixteen years old and one of a family of thirteen children. In order to give him a chance of a better life he was sent to American to join his brothers George and James who were already established over there. The nephew says that Thomas's mother was very well looked after by the White Star Line until her death.
The following letter was sold at Onslows 1998 Auction at the Hilton Hotel Southampton for ££3,600 - Lot 126.
The letter is addressed to: Mrs. Thomas Mudd, The Street, Hunting Field, Halesworth, Suffolk.
Dear Mother, Arrived at Southampton safe - The Titanic is a splendid boat and you hardly know you are moving. Will write more fully later Your loving Son Tom.
PS Please send Edie's address also send He (sic) this card as I do not know it''.
Stamps removed postmark not visible.
Brian, any idea why he seemed to be travelling on the same ticket as Mrs Mary Mack? She was of his grandparent's generation but doesn't seem to have any Suffolk connection. Perhaps just a clerical error somewhere along the line.
Lisa - No sorry no other names than those in your first post.
Bob - No sorry I have never found a connection. Mrs. Mack seemed to have had and had several men in her life but no direct mention to Thomas Mudd.
Here is the Red Cross report on her:
(Extract from the American Red Cross Relief booklet case no 286)
(English). An aged English woman was drowned while coming to this country, after the recent death of her husband, to make her home with her only daughter. The daughter's husband, a waiter, at the time of the disaster was recovering from a severe attack of typhoid fever. The mother's body was recovered, and this Committee provided funeral expenses. Later, it was learned that the body had been buried at sea. The mother was bringing her household goods, a large amount of clothing and some cash, the exact amount of which is unknown, and, in view of this property loss, the daughter was permitted to keep the appropriation. ($100).
Mrs mary Mack remains a mystery to me.
I am directing a production of "Titanic the Musical" which will run at the Regent Theatre in Ipswich next April.
The cast includes, in major roles, brothers Matthew Mudd (Hitchens) and Jonathan Mudd (Fred Barrett). They are the great-great-nephews of passenger Thomas Mudd, who was travelling to join family members already living in the States. The postcard he sent his mother back home in Suffolk is, I believe, quite well known. It reads (in part): "Titanic is a splendid boat & you hardly know you are moving. Will write more fully later, your loving son Tom".
His name was actually Thomas Cupper Mudd, he was born 1895, in Huntingfield, Suffolk, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Coe) Mudd. He was traveling aboard Titanic to join two older brothers, James and George, in Pennsylvania. If you check out his bio page on this site you'll find a transcription of a postcard Thomas sent to his mother from Titanic.
Is there any pictures anywhere of Thomas Charles Mudd 2nd class passenger on the Titanic. I've been trying to find out more information, possible relation to family. If pictures somewhere, please let me know where.
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