Frances Ann Hodgson: Birth: 1 DEC 1813. Death: 17 APR 1814
Mary Hodgson: Birth: 24 OCT 1823. Death: 1907
Charles James Hodgson: Birth: 14 JAN 1825. Death: 20 JAN 1891
Hodgson: Birth: 6 FEB 1835. Death: 6 FEB 1835
Harford Edward Hodgson: Birth: 22 NOV 1839. Death: 31 MAY 1840
Author: Henry John Hodgson
Author: Charles William Heckethorn
Text: Fasti Domestici Mrs Hodgson [nee Charlotte Gregory]
Note: N37872 Had 12 children by his three wives. 3 died young.
He was sole executor of his uncle James Lloyd Harris’s will.
Conveyancer in New Square.
Commissioner for Amendment of Real Properties Law.
Argues appeals at House of Lords.
Bencher of Lincolns Inn (where his arms are in window of the chapel).[S:886]
Called to the Bench, November 4th, 1844.
His entry in on the Lincoln’s Inn Admissions Register does not give any educational details. It simply says that he was admitted on 15 December 1806 "of London (aged about 21) first son of John Hodgson of the Excise Office, London". At that time educational details seem only to have been given if the student was Oxbridge.
He was called to the bar on 24 April 1812 and became a bencher, one of the senior members who formed the Inn's governing body, on 4 November 1844. He practised as a conveyancer who specialised in drafting legal documents relating to land and trusts within the jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery. Since the Chancery court sat in the Inn's hall for part of the year it is not surprising that Hodgson had chambers within the Inn. He, along with Spencer Newcomb Meredith (a fellow barrister) and his brother Henry Hodgson (described as of the tax office, Somerset House) purchased the lease to chambers on the first floor east of 4 New Square in 1815, where he spent his whole legal career. Some of the documents are witnessed by James Hodgson of New Inn[S:3595]
Will written 5 Oct 1847, proved 3 Oct 1848 (on file)
Is listed (no notes) in “A roll of honour; a calendar of the names of over 17,000 men and women who throughout the British Isles and in our early colonies have collected mss. and ..”
There was a sale of some of his books on December 12, 1849.
Presumably the John Hodgson, who wrote the obituary of William Hayley the poet in Gentleman's Magazine 90 (November 1820) pp 469-70.
In 1848 he presented an oil portrait of Henry Addington, Vct Sidmouth, to Lincoln’s Inn.[S:2858]
Called to the bar in 1812:
“The following gentlemen have been appointed her Majesty's Counsel learned in the law.
John Hodgson, Esq. ; called by the Society of Lincoln's Inn, 30th April, 1812.”
(The Legal Observer, Or, Journal of Jurisprudence.)
“In the preceding month Francis Hodgson had received a letter from his cousin, John Hodgson, of Lincoln's Inn, which contains a vivid description of the imprisonment of Sir Francis Burdett.”[S:1376]
Dedication at front of ‘Memoir of the Life and Medical Opinions of John Armstrong” By Francis Boott:
TO JOHN HODGSON, ESQ., of LINCOLN'S INN.
MY DEAR HODGSON,
PERMIT me to dedicate to you this attempt to do such honour as I can pay to the memory of our mutual and lamented Friend. No one knew him better, more justly admired his high powers of mind, and the goodness of his heart, than yourself.
To him I first owed your invaluable friendship. That I have maintained it unimpaired since his death, I owe to your respect for his memory, and to your generous affections.
For it, and for all the animating recollections of past time, I am.
My dear Hodgson,
Your grateful and affectionate Friend,
24, Gower Street, Bedford Square.
January 25th. 1833. F. BOOTT.
In 1842/3 a Charles Larkin Francis lived at The Cedars, South Lambeth. (According to a list of members of the Camden Society for those yrs).
Beginning at Vauxhall end of the South Lambeth-road, I will endeavour to recall the houses and their inhabitants that I remember during my ambulations of over forty years:
...On the right hand side at the corner of what is marked [on Roques' Map of 1741?] as Engevin-lane (recalling the Plantagenets to mind), now Wilcox Road, stood the "Cedars," the residence of Mr. Nethersole, outside of which was one of the last of the stepping-stones used by equestrians.
(Kennington and Stockwell in the 18th Century - Newspaper cutting, source unknown, 19th - early 20th C.)
In 1841 had 5 servants living with him, and three adults were I guess either relations or friends, as well as his immediate family.
Was interested in family history:
Letter from Charles R. Vaughan, Hertford Street, to Sir Henry Halford II, Wistow, 3 September 1844:
J. Hodgson, 22 Sea Houses, Eastbourne, to [Sir Henry Halford II] 28 August 1844. He encloses a letter from Mr. John Hodgson. His father had some sermons of Mr. Henry Vaughan. He is very interested in the family history.
Enclosed: A copy of the letter from Dr. Hodgson to Sir Henry Halford II.
Enclosed: Copy letter from John Hodgson, Lincoln's Inn, to his cousin [Dr. James Hodgson], 28 August 1844 (3 sheets).
He has found papers including a family history by their great-grandfather the Rev. Henry Vaughan, vicar of Leominster, and by other members of the family, suggesting the connection with Sir Henry Newton (details given). As to the Vaughan arms, he only knows that when Sir Henry Halford was Dr. Vaughan, he used the usual crest of the Welsh Vaughans.
(Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Record Office)
On 4 Jan 1816 he wrote a letter to Sir Harford Jones, Bart:
Letter: John Hodgson from Red Lion Square, to Sir Harford Jones, Bart., at Boultibrooke, Presteign.
The death of the writer's aunt at Hampstead*. The discharge of bills enclosed by the recipient. Purchases by the recipient from Lord Oxford's trustees. The health of Lady Jones and Harcourt. The dispatch of a barrel of oysters for the recipient.
* His “blood” aunt Eleanor Hodgson nee Harris, husband of his “blood” uncle Henry Hodgson.
Of Lincoln's Inn, a cousin of Francis Hodgson; he was called to the bar in 1812 and practised as a conveyancer. He reviewed poetry for the Monthly Review and Quarterly Review.
JOHN HODGSON. Elected 1815 ; retired 1849. MR. HODGSON was called at Lincoln's Inn on April 30th, 1812, and had chambers first at 3, and afterwards 4, New Square. He was an original member of the Real Property Law Commission of 1828 ; was made a Queen's Counsel in Trinity Vacation, 1844, and about the same time a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn. He died at the Cedars, South Lambeth, August 31st, ...
(The Institute. A Club of conveyancing counsel. Memoirs of former members. Edited ... by John Savill Vaizey.)
In 1845, in the middle of Railway Mania, he was a trustee of the “proivisonally registered” "Railroad and General investment company",headed by the Earl of Devon, The Hon Philip Pleydell Bouverie, and others.
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