William Mathew Hodgkins

(23 September 1833 - 9 February 1898)
     William Mathew Hodgkins was christened on 23 September 1833 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England.
     William Mathew Hodgkins arrived per "White Star" in January 1860 at Melbourne, Victoria.
William Mathew Hodgkins emigrated from Melbourne before April 1862 to Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. There is no sign of his departure from Melbourne between 1860 and 1869.
William Mathew Hodgkins married Rachel Owen Parker, daughter of John Skottowe Parker and Jane Phillips, on 19 September 1865 in St Paul's, Dunedin, New Zealand. William was a solicitor & artist from 1868, New Zealand. He was employed in Dunedin as a lawyer's clerk and later a lawyer.
William Mathew Hodgkins emigrated from Victoria in February 1870 to New Zealand per "Gothenburg". Mr Hodgkins aged 25, arrived in Melbourne in July 1870 on the same ship.
     William Mathew Hodgkins and Rachel Owen Parker travelled to Melbourne, Victoria, in 1881.
He was one of the founders of the Otago Society of Artists (later the Otago Art Society). He met the Webb brothers from Yorkshire via NSW and met Rachel Phillips, sister of Mrs J S Webb.
William Mathew Hodgkins was baptised in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, on 23 September 1833. He was born in the heart of the city's dockside slums, the first child of a brushmaker, William Hodgkins, and his wife, Jane Grocott or Groocock. His sister Jane was born in 1835. Another sister died in infancy.
For a while Hodgkins's father seems to have prospered. By 1837 he had moved across the Mersey to a better address, but in the depression of the 1840s he apparently abandoned his business for work in an inland factory. Consequently, the young William Mathew Hodgkins went to school in a small Derbyshire village called Staveley, and his exercise book in penmanship survives from that time. Its combination of a practical skill with an aesthetic interest seems to prefigure the principal concerns of his adult life: the law and art.
There is a gap in the record from 1845 until about 1852 when Hodgkins's father reappears in business in Birmingham and William Mathew surfaces in London. He was a clerk there in the time and circumstances of David Copperfield, but Hodgkins's special interest in art distinguishes him from the Dickensian prototype. He lived for a while at Holborn and worked at the patent office and for Waterlow and Sons, the famous printers of stamps and banknotes. By June of 1855 he was off to Paris where he assisted a certain Captain Denny 'in a literary work of some magnitude' at Versailles. About 1857 he returned to London where he spent time looking at J. M. W. Turner's works and at others at Hampton Court and the National Gallery. In 1859 he worked at the National Portrait Gallery.
Sometime between 1856 and 1858 Hodgkins's family emigrated to Melbourne, Australia. He followed them late in 1859 sailing on the White Star , whose ship's surgeon was Thomas Morland Hocken. He arrived in Melbourne in 1860 and was probably living in Dunedin, New Zealand, by April 1862. Presumably he was attracted there by the Otago goldrush.
In Dunedin Hodgkins established himself as an ornamental writer but was soon working for Gillies and Richmond, presumably as a law clerk. When he joined a Masonic lodge he was decribed as a law stationer and in 1863 he became an articled clerk. Through a fellow lodge member he met Rachel Owen Parker, the daughter of a coroner at Sydney. The couple were married in St Paul's Church, Dunedin, on 19 September 1865; they were to have four sons and two daughters. Hodgkins was admitted to the Otago Bar in 1868, and the pattern of his changing addresses at this time shows upward social mobility.
It is unclear when Hodgkins started painting but the oldest known work is from 1862. His association with George O'Brien may have been important to his development. He did not exhibit at the New Zealand Exhibition of 1865 in Dunedin but did take charge of its photographic department. He organised a fine arts exhibition in 1869 with the specific aim of starting a permanent art gallery. That failed, but in 1875 he founded what soon became the Otago Art Society. After resisting several of his plans to form a gallery the society started to collect pictures under his presidency in 1881, and in 1882 it was finally persuaded to start a 'national collection of works of art'. It seems Hodgkins had in mind something like the collections he had known in Paris and London. A further resolution in October 1884 effectively founded the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, the first such institution in New Zealand.
At this period Hodgkins's career as a lawyer went into decline. In 1884 he moved out of his house in Royal Terrace to a rented cottage in Ravensbourne, an out-of-town suburb. Although he became mayor of West Harbour he had to resign in 1888 when he was declared bankrupt. He struggled out of these difficulties and the family moved back to town and into a large rented house. Hodgkins now became involved in organising the art department of the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition of 1889--90. In 1889 he proposed that the government start a national gallery that would have works in each of the country's main centres. Nothing came of this but instead the Dunedin gallery was assisted with more works, a new building and a new society of supporters.
Hodgkins's own painting had progressed steadily. He was now an accomplished landscape painter in the Turneresque romantic manner; the most notable feature of his work is its handling of colour. The 1890s saw the arrival of new styles brought by Girolamo Nerli, Petrus van der Velden and J. M. Nairn. Hodgkins generously welcomed these newcomers, and with Nerli sojourning in Dunedin the twin circles of painters for a while made the city the foremost centre of art in New Zealand.
Hodgkins died at Dunedin on 9 February 1898; his wife survived him by 28 years. He left his family in straitened circumstances but with a fund of goodwill from a community that gratefully remembered a cheerful, persevering, ambitious man. They had good cause. He had published the first considered statement of any length on New Zealand art, had founded the art society and the gallery, and had left behind a body of works the best of which are among the best of their kind in New Zealand. His daughters, Isabel and (more notably) Frances, inherited his artistic talent.
William Mathew Hodgkins's achievements look even more impressive almost 100 years after his death than they did to his contemporaries. His paintings have gained in stature, the Dunedin gallery has grown remarkably, and in recent years his younger daughter's reputation has grown again. He has turned out to be one of New Zealand's more influential artistic figures of the nineteenth century.
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     William died on 9 February 1898 in Dunedin, New Zealand, aged 64. He was buried on 9 February 1898 in Dunedin.
     His will was proved on 22 February 1898 at New Zealand. He was described as a solicitor of Nevada near Dunedin.

Children of William Mathew Hodgkins and Rachel Owen Parker

Alfred St John Hodgkinson

(circa 1876 - )
     Alfred St John Hodgkinson was born circa 1876.
Alfred St John Hodgkinson married Elizabeth Colbert, daughter of John Colbert and Elizabeth Manning, on 10 January 1912 in St Aiden, Marden, South Australia.

Ann Hodgkinson

(circa 1695 - 1730)
     Ann Hodgkinson was born circa 1695 in Ashover, Derbyshire. Ann, only child of William Hodgkinson, Esquire, of Overton in co. Derby, merchant and Receiver General of the Customs.
Ann Hodgkinson married Joseph Banks, son of Joseph Banks and Mary Hancock, on 11 April 1714.
     Ann died in 1730.

Children of Ann Hodgkinson and Joseph Banks

Hannah Hodgons

(circa 1735 - 15 November 1819)
     Hannah Hodgons was born circa 1735.
Hannah Hodgons married George Stanser on 18 July 1756 in St Martin in the Fields, Westminster.
     Hannah Hodgons PO were involved in a criminal court case in April 1769 in London. Old Bailey Sessions – Stanser. Edward Walden, Theft > grand larceny, 5th April 1769. Verdict: Guilty
Punishment: Transportation
234. (M.) Edward Walden was indicted for stealing twelve skins of shammy leather, value 12 s. and fourteen yards of Russia drab, value 14 s. the property of George Stanser, March 25. *
George Stanser . I am a taylor , and live in Bedfordberry. I lost twelve shammy skins, and fourteen yards of Russia drab, on the 25th of March. The prisoner and two others had been in my shop to buy something, and after they were gone, the things were missing.
James Robinson. I live in White-Horse-Yard. On the 25th of March, in the evening, the prosecutor came and let me know he had lost the things mentioned. After that the prisoner came and offered two shammy skins, and said he had some dark canvas, or something of that sort. I desired him to bring that. When he was gone, I went and told the prosecutor; he came, and the prisoner was stopt when he came with the Russia drab.
Thomas Hall. On the 25th of March, the prisoner came with two skins and some Russia drab, and offered them to sale. I had had notice from the prosecutor, that he had lost such. I asked the prisoner the price; he asked 12 d. each for the skins, and 10 d. a yard for the Russia drab. I kept him longer than I should do, expecting the prosecutor. I slipt them behind the counter, and said I would stop him. He attempting to make his escape, I catched hold of the skirt of his coat, but he pulled it off, left that with me, and got away.
Hannah Stanser. I am wife to the prosecutor. On the 25th of March, about seven in the evening, the prisoner and two men came to our shop, and asked for some blue stuff. I had none. It being dusk, I got a candle. They kept telling me to reach down goods. I feared the y were upon some bad design. The goods mentioned in the indictment were there when they came in, and when they went out they were gone. The prisoner went away first, and said to the other, I will go, and you will come to me.
Prisoner's Defence.
Two gentlemen came to my lodgings. I went with them. One of them said to me, he had got some things he wished I would dispose of for him; then he gave me the skins and drab. I took them, and went to sell them for him. I was not in the prosecutor's shop.
To his Character.
William Madan. I live in Rosemary-lane, and have known the prisoner five years. I look upon him to be an honest man.
Henry Jourday. I am a taylor. I have known him three years: he has worked with me, and behaved very honestly.
James Tracy. I am a linen-draper, and live in Holbourn. I have known him two years. I never heard any thing bad of him.
Ann Story. I live near the Seven Dials. I have known him four years. He has bore a good character.
John Mitchimer. I have known him seven years. I always looked upon him to be an industrious man.
Thomas Dobine. I live in the Minories. I have known him five years. He bears a good character. I have trusted him, and found him honest.
Guilty. T..
John Allwood married secondly Hannah Stanser on 1 January 1774 in St George, Bloomsbury, London. They were both widowed, she was of the parish of St Martin in the Fields and they were married by licence with both signing.
     Hannah was buried on 15 November 1819 in St George, Hanover Square, Westminster. Hannah Allwood of Ebury St, 84 years.

Children of Hannah Hodgons and George Stanser

Anne Hodgson

(before April 1708 - 28 April 1750)
     Anne Hodgson was born before April 1708 in Westerton, Yorkshire. She was the sole daughter and heiress of Christopher Hodgson of Westerton, by his wife Mary, daughter of Lawr. Robinson of Westerton, and grand-daughter of John Hodgson of Cottingley, by Mary Haworth of Haworth co. Lanc. Mary Haworth was the grand-daughter of Edmund Haworth (living 21st Jas I), who married Elizabeth, daughter of W Assheton of Clegg Hall, co. Lanc. Esq. who was heiress of her half brother, Theophilus Assheton LL.D. of the same place.
Anne Hodgson married John Smith, son of John Smith and Priscilla Silvester, on 19 December 1726 in East Ardsley, Yorkshire. By this marriage the Smiths became entitled to quarter the Hodgson arms.
     Anne died on 28 April 1750 in Normanton, Yorkshire.

Children of Anne Hodgson and John Smith

Constance Hodgson

(1888 - )
     Constance Hodgson was born in 1888.
Constance Hodgson married Francis Arthur Dempster, son of William Arnold Dempster and Mary Chipman Rounsefell, on 19 February 1925 in Canada.

Elizabeth Hodgson

(circa 1782 - before 27 February 1857)
     Elizabeth Hodgson was born circa 1782 in Lincolnshire.
Elizabeth Hodgson married James Bowker, son of James Bowker and Mary Roades, in 1816 in Louth, Lincolnshire.
     Elizabeth died before 27 February 1857 in Ulceby, Lincolnshire. At Ulceby, near Sleaford, after a lingering illness, Elizabeth, relict of Mr Jas Bowker, Stamford, aged 79.

Child of Elizabeth Hodgson and James Bowker

Emily Hodgson

(15 September 1847 - 8 January 1928)
     Emily Hodgson was born on 15 September 1847 in Watford, Hertfordshire. She was the daughter of John/George Hodgson & Mary Sadler Howell. She was the daughter of George Hodgson and Mary Sadler Howells.
Emily Hodgson married Benjamin Johnson on 1 April 1864 in Victoria.
     Emily died on 8 January 1928 in Malvern, Victoria, aged 80.

Child of Emily Hodgson and Benjamin Johnson

George Hodgson

(circa 1802 - 1865)
     George Hodgson was born circa 1802 in Watford, Hertfordshire.
George Hodgson married Mary Sadler Howells on 27 April 1834 in St John, Clerkenwell, London. George Hodgson & Mary Sadler Howells, both single of this parish. BOth signed in the prsence of George & Elizabeth Howells.
     George died in 1865 in Victoria.

Children of George Hodgson and Mary Sadler Howells

Margaret Hodgson

( - 20 August 1679)
     Margaret Hodgson married Vincent Cotton, son of Bushe Cotton and Pernell Dighton, on 16 May 1664 in South Reston, Lincolnshire. Vincent married (2) Elizabeth Unknown. Elizabeth was buried 13 Jan 1708, South Reston, Lincolnshire.

Vincent was buried 08 Feb 1683, South Reston, Lincolnshire.

Children of Vincent Cotton and Margaret Hodgson:
Elizabeth
Ann
Edward
William
Edward
Margaret
(You already have their birth dates)

Child of Vincent Cotton and Elizabeth Unknown:
Vincent, 05 Aug 1683, South Reston, Lincolnshire

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     Margaret was buried on 20 August 1679 in South Reston, Lincolnshire.

Children of Margaret Hodgson and Vincent Cotton

Mary Ann Hodgson

(27 August 1841 - 7 June 1918)
Mary Ann Hodgson (McKenzie) 1841-1918
     Mary Ann Hodgson was born on 27 August 1841 in Watford, Hertfordshire, England. She was the daughter of George Hodgson and Mary Sadler Howells.
? In June 1861 Mr & Mrs McKenzie, family & servant arrived Port Albert from Melbourne on the "Keera".
Mary Ann Hodgson married Donald Thomson MacKenzie, son of William MacKenzie and Isabella Tindal, on 4 October 1861 in Christ Church, Tarraville, Victoria. The John o' Groat Journal, Thursday 23 January 1862 reported: Tarraville, Australia, the 4th October last, Donald Thomson Mackenzie, the second son of Mr William Mackenzie, builder, Cromarty, Scotland, Mary Ann, eldest daughter of Mr George Hodgson. Tarraville, Gipps Land. Also reported in the Inverness Courier Highland, 16/01/1862.
In April 1864 Mrs D McKenzie, arrived Port Albert from Melbourne on the "Keera".
     Mary and Donald were registered at 15 Mercer Rd, Malvern, Victoria, on the 1912 electoral roll. Donald Thomson was of 'independent means' with his wife Mary Ann, home duties, and Mary Isabel Brown, home duties.
     Mary died of cardiac syncope on 7 June 1918 in Mercer Road, Malvern, aged 76. In Memorium: The sad news reached Yarram on Friday last that Mrs Mary Ann McKenzie, wife of Mr Donald Thomson McKenzie senr., had passed away. The news had the effect of casting a gloom over the whole district, as there is no family better known in this portion of the state. Mrs McKenzie died rather suddenly at her home in Melbourne on Friday morning at 1 o'clock, her illness being very brief, as a few days previous, she was apparently enjoying good health, and was in good spirits.
     The deceased was a native of Watford, England, and, born in 1840 had attained the age of 78 years. She arrived in this country with her parents at an early age. After residing in various places in the state, she came to Gippsland, where she met and married Mr D T McKenzie. That was in the early pioneering days, and when Port Albert and Tarraville were the busy centres of the district. With her husband, they eventually settled at Calrossie, and one of the marked features of their home was the kind and generous hospitality that was extended to the residents of the community, their home being a recognized house of call. They displayed to the wayfarer that kind of hospitality that gained for them a very wide circle of personal acquaintances, and the esteem in which they were held was made manifest by the benefits they at all times conveyed to those who needed their aid.
     Prior to the War, the late Mrs McKenzie and her husband celebrated their Golden Wedding. Deceased was the mother of T G, W H, D T, and Driver J. J. McKenzie (of the 3rd Pioneers), Mrs V Brown (Malvern), Mrs B P Johnson (Yarram), Mrs J Refshauge (Headmaster of Ballarat High School, and formerly of North Devon), Mrs G C Nicholson (Brighton) and Mrs R J V Foote. One of her grandsons is Capt. V C Brown, R.M.O in the 4th Battalion, and winner of the Military Cross. And in a recent issue we announced the death of another grandson, Pte. Cyril Johnson.

     The remains were brought to Alberton on Saturday afternoon, and on arrival of the train, a very large concourse of people followed the remains to their last resting place, the Alberton Cemetery, the Rev. S. Williams conducting the service. She was buried on 8 June 1918 in the Presbyterian section, Alberton.

Children of Mary Ann Hodgson and Donald Thomson MacKenzie

Ann Hodson

     Ann Hodson married William Addison as his second wife, between 16 November 1685 and June 1685 in Glatton, Huntingdonshire.

Children of Ann Hodson and William Addison

Elizabeth Hodson

(before 1655 - )
     Elizabeth Hodson was born before 1655.
Elizabeth Hodson married John Bowker on 3 November 1672 in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire.
     Elizabeth Hodson was also reported as having married John Bowker on 15 December 1672 in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire.

William Hodson

     William Hodson was born in Ireland. He was brother of Sir Robert Hodson, baronet, of Holly Park, in Wicklow.
William Hodson married Margaret Armstrong, daughter of Andrew Armstrong and Deborah Simpson. They had issue. A descendant Daphne Shackleton from co. Cavan contacted me in Sep 2007.

Cynwrig ap Hoedlyw

     Cynwrig ap Hoedlyw was born in Wales. He was the son of Hoedlyw Bledrus of Cristianydd Cynrig (?).

Child of Cynwrig ap Hoedlyw

Genilles ferch Hoedlyw

     Genilles ferch Hoedlyw married Gronwy ab Owain, son of Owain ab Edwin and Morwyl ferch Ednywain Bendew. Genilles ferch Hoedlyw was born. Her ancestry needs to be continued via Bartrum's Marchudd 1.

Child of Genilles ferch Hoedlyw and Gronwy ab Owain

Arthur Hoey

(1914 - 1965)
     Arthur Hoey was born in 1914 in Maryborough, Victoria. He was the son of Eugene James Hoey and Martha Robertson.
     Arthur died in 1965 in Mordialloc, Victoria.

Eugene James Hoey

(3 February 1884 - 1951)
     Eugene James Hoey was also known as Eugene Charles in records. He was commonly known as James. He was born on 3 February 1884 in Williamstown?, Victoria.
Eugene James Hoey married Martha Robertson, daughter of James Robertson and Mary Ann MacPherson, in 1907 in Victoria.
     Eugene died in 1951 in Port Fairy, Victoria.

Children of Eugene James Hoey and Martha Robertson

Francis Hoey

(1920 - )
     Francis Hoey was born in 1920 in Maryborough, Victoria. He was the son of Eugene James Hoey and Martha Robertson.

Hazel Hoey

(1909 - )
     Hazel Hoey was born in 1909 in Leongatha, Victoria. She was the daughter of Eugene James Hoey and Martha Robertson.
Hazel Hoey married John Maxwell Dixon in 1938 in Victoria.

James Hoey

(1908 - 1963)
     James Hoey was born in 1908 in Maryborough, Victoria. He was the son of Eugene James Hoey and Martha Robertson.
James Hoey married Maude Bridget Anderson in 1934 in Victoria.
     James died in 1963 in Warr..., Victoria.

Mavis Marie Hoey

(21 November 1916 - 1987)
     Mavis Marie Hoey was born on 21 November 1916 in Bendigo, Victoria. She was the daughter of Eugene James Hoey and Martha Robertson.
Mavis Marie Hoey married Michael Henry Morrisey in 1936 in Victoria.
Had milk/sandwich bar in Swan St, Richmond after moving from Croxton, Preston/Northcote area. A 2-3 storey terrace with very high ceilings. (south
side, c.200 metres east of railway overpass).
     Mavis was registered at 2 Lord Weaver Grove, Chelsea, on the 1982 electoral roll.
     Mavis died in 1987 in 2 Lord Weaver Grove, Chelsea, Victoria.

Stella May Hoey

(1911 - )
     Stella May Hoey was born in 1911 in Maldon, Victoria. She was the daughter of Eugene James Hoey and Martha Robertson.
Stella May Hoey married Stanley Russell in 1933 in Victoria.

Veronica Hoey

(1913 - )
     Veronica Hoey was commonly known as Bonnie. She was born in 1913 in Maldon, Victoria. She was the daughter of Eugene James Hoey and Martha Robertson.
Veronica Hoey married Andrew William Morgan in 1935 in Victoria.

Annie Hogan

(circa 1841 - 1878)
     Annie Hogan was born circa 1841.
Annie Hogan married David Ruby before 1867. A coroner's inquest was held regarding her death in 1878 in Nagambie.
     Annie died in 1878 in King Lake, Victoria.

Children of Annie Hogan and David Ruby

Catherine Matilda Hogan

(1885 - 8 October 1975)
     Catherine Matilda Hogan was commonly known as Kitty. She was born in 1885 in Buln Buln??, Victoria. She was the daughter of James Joseph Hogan and Catherine Rush.
Catherine Matilda Hogan married Charles Patrick Colbert, son of Edward Colbert and Mary Hagan, in 1906 in Victoria.
     Catherine and Catherine were registered as Catherine Colbert, Leongatha, home duties at Leongatha on the 1936 electoral roll. Which one?
     Catherine resided at 1 a'Beckett St, Leongatha, 1975.
     Catherine died on 8 October 1975 in Leongatha, Victoria. She was buried on 10 October 1975 in Leongatha.
     Her will was proved on 23 March 1976.

Children of Catherine Matilda Hogan and Charles Patrick Colbert

James Joseph Hogan

(1854 - 23 July 1933)
     James Joseph Hogan was born in 1854 in South Yarra, Victoria. He was the son of Michael Hogan and Margaret Bryan/O'Brien.
James Joseph Hogan married Catherine Rush on 30 December 1879 in Sale, Victoria. They had 10 children.
     James died on 23 July 1933 in Victoria. He was buried in Leongatha.

Children of James Joseph Hogan and Catherine Rush

Sarah Hogan

(1887 - 30 January 1988)
     Sarah Hogan was born in 1887 in Carcoar, New South Wales. She was the daughter of James & Euphemia.
Sarah Hogan married Samuel George Perryman, son of Henry Perryman and Margaret MacPherson, in 1909 in Victoria.
     Sarah died on 30 January 1988. She was aged 101.

Children of Sarah Hogan and Samuel George Perryman

William Michael Hogan

(13 November 1900 - 5 April 1986)
     William Michael Hogan was born on 13 November 1900 in Leongatha, Victoria. He was the ninth child and fifth son of Catherine Rush and James Joseph Hogan and brother of Catherine Matilda Colbert (nee Hogan). He was the son of James Joseph Hogan and Catherine Rush.
William Michael Hogan married Teresa Agnes Colbert, daughter of Michael Joseph Colbert and Catherine Mary Bermingham, on 25 March 1940 in St Peter & St Paul's RC church, South Melbourne, Victoria.
     William died on 5 April 1986 in Victoria aged 85.

Marion Erica Hogarth

(1890 - 1978)
     Marion Erica Hogarth was also known as Erica Marion in records. She was born in 1890 in Armidale, New South Wales. She described herself as Erica
Hogarth, the daughter of Henry Hogarth & Emily G Ross, who hd married at Ashfield in 1885.
Marion Erica Hogarth married Harold Biddulph Radford, son of Henry Wyat Moore Radford and Lydia Amelia Lucy Sloan, in 1916 in New South Wales.
     Marion was registered at Artarmon, New South Wales, on the between 1963 and 1972 electoral roll.
     Marion died in 1978.