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John Hodgson

John Hodgson

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
MLC
Melbourne
1st Aug 1853
 
1st Mar 1856
 
MLC
Central
1st Nov 1856
 
1st Aug 1860
 

*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.

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
Array (last date the record was checked and updated)