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General John Hodgson
Son of Field Marshal Hodgson, by his wife Catherine, 2nd daughter of Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Howard, born 1757. Educated at Harrow. Ensign in King’s Own 20 May 1779. Lieutenant 27 November 1780. Captain-Lieutenant 24 September 1787. Captain 1790. Major 15 September 1794. Lieutenant Colonel 1 September 1795. Fort Major at Halifax 1789-94. Captured by the French Privateer ‘La Vengeance’ 1797 and kept prisoner for a year. Wounded at Beverwyck 6 October 1799. To half pay on disbandment of 2nd Battalion. Subsequently Governor of Bermuda and Curacoa, which appointment he held up to the restoration of the island to the Dutch in 1814. Colonel 25 September 1803. Major General 25 July 1810. Lieutenant General 4 June 1814. Colonel of the 3rd Garrison Battalion, 83rd Regiment 20 Mar 1810 to 30 Sep 1835. Colonel of the King’s Own 30 September 1835. General 10 January 1837. Died 14 January 1846. Father of Studholme John Hodgson and John Studholme, both of whom became Generals.
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