Birth: 1816 - Circa
Place or Registered Place of Birth: Clifton, Gloucestershire
Baptism: Not Known
Place of Baptism: Not Known
Death: 20 November 1890 - Aged 74
Place or Registered Place of Death: Croydon, Surrey
Father: Rev. Dr. George Hodson - Archdeacon of Stafford (1787-1855)
Mother: Mary Unknown (-1845)
Spouse(s): Elizabeth Dorrill Vernon
Date of Marriage: 21 July 1840
Place or Registered Place of Marriage: Strand, London, Middlesex
Sibella Vernon Hodson (1841-1844)
Vernon James Hodson (1842-1864)
Edith Hodson (1844-)
Sibella Mary Hodson (1846-1910)
Hubert Courtney Hodson (1847-1924)
Arthur Vernon Hodson (1850-1851)
The Gentleman's Magazine - Volume 207 - 1854
The Rev. James Stephen Hodson, M. V, of Balliol college, Oxford, son of Dr. Hodson, Archdeacon of Stafford, has been appointed Rector of the Edinburgh Academy, one of the most important educational posts in Scotland, last held by the Rev. Dr. Hannah, and previously by the Rev. John Williams, Archdeacon of Cardigan.
James Stephen Hodson was the brother of Major Hodson of Hodson's Horse.
The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 216 - 1864
Nov. 27. At Dinapore, aged 21, Vernon Jas. Hodson, Lieut, in H.M.'s 4th European Light Cavalry, eldest son of the Rev. James Stephen Hodson, D.D., Rector of the Edinburgh Academy, and nephew of the late Major Hodson, of " Hudson's Horse."
The British Magazine, Volume 19 - 1841
Of Daughters - The Lady of Hodson, Rev. James Stephens, M.A., of Merton College.
The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 169 - 1840
The Rev. J.S. Hodson, M.A., eldest son of the Archdeacon of Stafford, to Elizabeth-Dorrill, second dau. of the Rev. B.J. Vernon, late Senior Chaplain of St. Helena.
Scottish Episcopal Clergy, 1689-2000 - by David M. Bertie
Hudson, James Stephen, M.A., D.D., F.R.S.E. Merton Coll., Oxford; B.A. (1st cl. Lit. Hum.) 1837, M.A. 1840, D.D. 1855, F.R.S.E., 1869. D. 1839, P 1841 (Winchester). Perp. C Great Longstone, Derbyshire, 1846-55. Rector, Edinburgh Academy, 1854-70. Chap. to Bishop of Edinburgh, 1867-70. Became Headmaster of St. Andrew's Coll., Bradfield Berks. in 1870.
The Gentleman's Magazine - 1851
Derby. - March 11. Arthur-Vernon, youngest child of the Rev. James Stephen Hodson, M.A., Perp. Curate of Great Longstone, Bakewell.
The Edinburgh Academy
Rev. James Stephen Hodson (1854-69) (Rector)
For much of 19th century a master kept boys for 6 years and then passed them to the Rector for their Seventh Year. A classmaster might have had anything from 40 to 110 pupils in his class, according to his popularity.
Hodson was not popular, but he advanced The Academy to pre-eminence in Scotland.
In 1869, James Stephen Hodson was appointed Headmaster of Bradfield College.
The Rev. James Stephen Hodson, D.D., F.R.S.E. (b. 1816, d. 1890) ; eldest son of the Ven. George Hodson, M.A., Archdeacon of Stafford and Canon and Chancellor of Lichfield Cathedral ; ed. Ball. Coll. and Merton Coll. Oxon, of which latter he was a Postmaster; B.A. 1887 (First Class Lit. Hum.) ; M.A. 1840; Headmaster of St. Andrew's College, Bradfield, 1869-72 ; Vicar of Steventon, Berks, 1872-7; Rector of South Luffenham, Rutland, 1877-81 ; Rector of Sanderstead, Surrey, 1881-90. Publication : Comfort amidst Sorrow : a Sermon, 1845.
James Stephen Hodson, D.D. Instituted 1881
The Rev. James Stephen Hodson, D.D., F.R.S.E. (b. 1816, d. 1890) ; eldest son of the Ven. George Hodson, M.A., Archdeacon of Stafford and Canon and Chancellor of Lichfield Cathedral ; ed. Ball. Coll. and Merton Coll. Oxon, of which latter he was a Postmaster; B.A. 1887 (First Class Lit. Hum.) ; M.A. 1840; Headmaster of St. Andrew's College, Bradfield, 1869-72 ; Vicar of Steventon, Berks, 1872-7 ; Rector of South Luffenham, Rutland, 1877-81 ; Rector of Sanderstead, Surrey, 1881-90. Publication : Comfort amidst Sorrow : a Sermon, 1845.
Great Longstone, Derbyshire
James S. Hodson - Head - Married - 34 - 1817 - Perpetual Curate of Great Longstone - M.A. - Clifton, Gloucestershire
Elizabeth Hodson - Wife - 31 - 1820 - St. Helena, Africa
Louisa Hodson - Sister - 25 - 1826 - Birmingham, Warwickshire
Vernon Hodson - Son - 8 - 1843 - Scholar - Croydon, Surrey
Edith Hodson - Daughter - 6 - 1845 - Scholar - Croydon, Surrey
Sibella Hodson - Daughter - 5 - 1846 - Croydon, Surrey
Hubert Hodson - Son - 3 - 1848 - Longstone, Derbyshire
Rev. Dr. George Hodson was born about 1787. He died 12 August 1855, aged 68 at Riva near Largo di Gorda in Italy and was buried in the Roman Catholic Cemetery in Riva.
The Rev. George Hodson and his wife Mary had a number of children (see Census below) including William Stephen Raikes Hodson, known as "Hodson of Hodson's Horse", British leader of light cavalry during the Indian Mutiny.
Rev. George Hodson, Archdeacon of Stafford and Canon of Lichfield
Illustrated London News - November 3, 1855, p. 555
Obituary of Eminent Persons
THE Rev. George Hodson, M.A., late Archdeacon of Stafford, Canon Residentiary of Lichfield, and Vicar of St. Mary's, in that city, was the youngest son of — Hudson, Esq., of Carlisle. At the usual age he entered at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he greatly distinguished himself, graduating in 1810 as seventh wrangler, and obtaining in the same year the second gold medal. Upon taking his degree he was elected a Fellow of Magdalen, of which College he subsequently became tutor. After his marriage he was associated for a short time with his friend, the Rev. James Hensman, in the discharge of clerical duties at Clifton, when he came under the notice of Bishop Ryder (then Bishop of Gloucester), who appointed him his examining chaplain. For several years he held the Incumbency of Christ, Church, Birmingham, his ministry being most acceptable and successful; and in 1828 he became, in succession, Vicar of Colwich, Canon of Lichfield; and Archdeacon of Stafford. In 1851, for the more enlarged and efficient discharge of his clerical duties, he exchanged, at a pecuniary sacrifice, the Vicarage of Colwich for that of St. Mary's, Lichfield, rendered vacant by the death of the Rev. J. Lonsdale. This was the scene of his final labours. Having just concluded a visitation of his large archdeaconry, having gone from house to house through the whole of his important parish, having addressed his people for the last time (as if with unconscious presentiment) from the solemn words of St. Paul, "I have fought a good fight; I have finished my course; I have kept the faith;" he left England with his two youngest daughters for a short period of relaxation in Northern Italy and the Tyrol. Here, at Riva, on the Lago di Gorda, he was seized with malignant cholera, and in eight hours, on Sunday, August 12th, he died at the age of sixty-eight years. His body was interred in the Roman Catholic Cemetery at Riva.
Colwich Vicarage, Colwich, Colwich Bishton & Moreton, Staffordshire
George Hodson - Head
Mary Hodson - Wife
The Close, Lichfield, Staffordshire
George Hodson - Head - Widower - 63 - 1788 - Archdeacon of Staffordshire, Vicar of St. Mary's Lichfield - Carlisle, Cumberland
Olivia W. Hodson - Daughter - 32 - 1819 - Stansted Park, Sussex
Isabella S. Hodson - Daughter - 26 - 1825 - Maizemore, Gloucestershire
Rev. James Stephen Hodson, M.A., D.D., F.R.S.E.