John Ludbrook was married to a Hannah Smyth with at least one son Henry James. They would have been a member of the Ludbrook’s from Leiston / Peasenhall, Suffolk, England. I am trying to trace my family line and from other information I have there would appear to be a number of John Ludbrook’s around the first half of the 1800’s. As to the meaning of the name Ludbrook the explanation given to me from the local library close to Ludbrook, Devon, England was Loud-brook. Please e mail.