George Hudson M.P. 1800 - 1871. An Alderman and three times Lord Mayor of York, he became known as The Railway King for his work in bringing the railways to York. It was here that he had his original draper's shop.
George Hudson (probably 10 March 1800 – 14 December 1871), English railway financier, known as "The Railway King", was born, the fifth son of a farmer, in Howsham, in the parish of Scrayingham in the East Riding of Yorkshire, north of Stamford Bridge, east of York. He is buried in Scrayingham.