George Hodson (priest)
Hodson was born in Carlisle the youngest son of George, a merchant, and educated at Carlisle Grammar School. He matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1806 but migrated to Magdalene College in 1810. He was ordained a priest of the Church of England in 1812. He was a curate at Clifton, Bristol in 1815.
For a period Hodson was tutor to Albert Way, son of Lewis Way, at Stanstead Park. While this was teaching in a home environment, he gathered other pupils there, including in 1819 Samuel Wilberforce. In 1820 he became curate at Maisemore, and took a group of pupils with him, an arrangement that ran at least to 1822. Hodson became perpetual curate of Christ Church, Birmingham in 1824. He was vicar of St Michael & All Angels, Colwich, Staffordshire, from 1828 to 1851, then at St Mary's Church, Lichfield. He also served as Chancellor of Lichfield Cathedral from 1833.
A large monument to Archdeacon Hodson was erected in the south aisle of Lichfield Cathedral, near a memorial to his son Major Hodson.
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