(Australia) "I just wanted to take a moment and thank you for maintaining the Hodgson Clan website.Since posting my query on the Hodgson Clan website Ive been contacted by two individuals that share my Hodgson ancestors.John Hodgson joined a firm of International Traders and cotton manufacturers called James Finlay & Co.in Glasgow, and was described as a Newcastle lad in the company archives.I would be very grateful for any information on him. My grandfather Robert Hodgson was born August 1828 in County Durham, England. on , leaving a widow with 11 children, one being my Mother Alice, a twin, then aged 2 months old.I am searching for missing links in my Hodgson tree. He married Elizabeth Middleton in Chester-le-Street. He emigrated to the Ballarat Gold Fields in Victoria, Australia and settled in Otago, New Zealand in the Gold Rush around 1861-64. Roberts Parents were William Hodgson born 1792 in Morpeth and Ann Embleton born 17 March [email protected] great-great-grandfather John Wilson Barthell married Luella Louise Hodgson.Her father was Robert Hodgson born in 1828 in Yorkshire, England. I understand his Father was probably Thomas Hodgson.
There is speculation that his father may have been a sugar refiner, but I can find no solid evidence for this.
If anyone knows the roots of this family I would be grateful.
I have family trees on I am looking for missing links in my family tree.
He married Norah Olive Evelyn Eve (unsure of the spelling of her name) while in New Zealand, and had four children there, including my mother. He allegedly had a small factory in Knottingley, and travelled to China to teach them to 'blow glass'.
He was born in Horton, his father Squire Hodgson, a butcher, born in Allerton.