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HODGSON, JOHN (1757–1846), general, colonel 4th king's own foot, son and heir of Studholme Hodgson [q. v.], by Catharine, second daughter of Lieutenant-general Sir Thomas Howard, was born in 1757, educated at Harrow, and in 1779 obtained an ensigncy in his father's regiment, in which he served very many years in North America, and was wounded in command of it in Holland in 1799. He was subsequently governor of Bermuda and of Curaçoa, which latter appointment he held until the settlement was restored to the Dutch at the general peace. He was repeatedly thanked by government for his colonial services. He was colonel in succession of the 3rd garrison battalion, the 83rd, and his old corps, the 4th king's own. He became a full general in 1830. He married Catherine Krempion of St. Petersburg, a sister of the Countess of Terrol, and had a numerous family. Like his father he attained a great age, and died at his residence in Welbeck Street, London, 14 Jan. 1846, from the effects of a cold caught while out shooting. Hodgson's second son, John Studholme, is separately noticed.

Another son, Studholme John Hodgson (d. 1890), general, entered the army in 1819 as ensign in the 50th foot, and served many years in Ceylon, India, and Burma, in the 45th, 39th, and 19th regiments. For some time he commanded the forces in Ceylon and the Straits Settlements, and in Ceylon administered the civil government as well. In 1856 he became colonel of the 54th, and in 1876, like his father and grandfather, colonel of the royal Lancaster regiment. He died at Torquay 31 Aug. 1890.

[Cannon's Hist. Rec. 4th King's Own Foot; Colburn's United Serv. Mag. 1840, pp. 319–20; Army Lists; Times, 3 Sept. 1890; Army and Navy Gazette, 6 Sept. 1890.]

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