I would also like to know any of the history of Nord Vue Farm which Elizabeth ran after John died.
My great-great-Grandmother was Alice Hodgson b 1805 Preston, Lancs. On their marriage cert, James Hodgson a brickmaker, is given as Alice's father.
It states his sister lived in Heighington, near Darlington, County Durham, UK, and that his mother went out riding at Piercebridge on the Colonels farm. James OCallaghan MP, who was a friend of Hodgson and godfather to his son James Stewart Hodgson, who became a partner of Barings and a governor of the Bank of England.
I dont know either his sisters or mothers names, though have may have been Sarah; his father was also John.
I have the death cert, of James Hodgson brickmaker b 1873 c. I have been unable to trace him successfully in 18 censuses.
I have details of Jamess children from Preston graveyard.
He fought in the Second World War and moved to New Zealand shortly afterwards. My Hodgson's were in Bradford until Tom Hodgson b.1850, moved to Castleford as a glassblower.They moved to Ross in New Zealand and had a large family. ) Hodgson, a daughter of a Dr Hodgson, married in about 1640 John Tripp (baptised 18 Sept 1611 in Barton upon Humber, Lincolnshire). They lived through the English Civil War and the Restoration. I have a full family tree of their daughter Mary's descendants which I am happy to share.We would like to know more, including when they left for Australia. I am researching Ann Hodgson who married Thomas Barracluff at the church of St Mary & St Nicholas, in Beverley, Yorkshire, England, on 19 September 1786.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.