Born Cockermouth, Cumberland, England 1815. Eldest son of Edward Wilson HODGSON and Frances KESWICK.
Arrived in Hobart Town on Mellish in 1830 with his mother, brother and 3 sisters.
Married Sarah REYNOLDS in 1836 at Bourbon, near Richmond. They had 13 children.
Lived at Burnside near Orielton.
MHA for Sorell 1861-72, Richmond 1872-1881. MLC for Pembroke 1881 until his accidental death in 1891.