Hodgson, John

Born 1799 (Wadsworth, Yorkshire)
Died 02 August 1860. (Studley Park)
Parents: William and Mary
Marriage: (1) Annie Backley; 3s. 3d.; (2) 1859 Hawthorn, Isobella Angell Clipperton; no children
Occupation: Merchant
Religion: Church of England

Career: Arrived Port Phillip 1837-1838; became a merchant and speculated in land; built house in Flinders Street and country quarters on the Yarra where he established a punt in 1839; insolvent 1841; grazing interests in Heidelberg district from 1842 and lived at Studley Park. First major Melbourne Volunteer Rifle Corps 1854. Foundation member Vic. Society of Fine Arts and patron of the Vic. Exhibition of Arts 1856. Mayor of Melbourne 1853-1854

House Electorate Start *   End *  
MLCMelbourneAugust 1853 March 1856 
MLCCentralNovember 1856 August 1860 

Other seats contested: North Bourke 1852.
Appointments: Chairman committees 1856-1860; goldfield commission 1854
References: 'Black and White list; and the Victorian electors' guide', Melbourne, 1856; Age, Argus, 4, 7 Aug 1860; Melbourne Herald, 4 Aug 1860, p.4-5
Initial data source: Thomson, K & Serle, G, 'A Biographical Register of the Victorian Legislature 1851-1900', ANU Press, 1972
Last update: 1972 (last date the record was checked and updated)

*The Start date for Members elected after 1900 is the date they were elected. The start date for pre-1900 Members is the date they were sworn in.