John Hodgson (British Army officer)

General John Hodgson (1757 – 14 January 1846) was a British Army officer who served as colonel of the 4th (King's Own) Regiment of Foot.

John Hodgson
General John Hodgson
General John Hodgson as a lieutenant
Died14 January 1846
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Battles/warsFrench Revolutionary Wars

Military career

Born the son of Field Marshal Studholme Hodgson and Catherine Howard (daughter of Lieutenant General Thomas Howard) and educated at Harrow School, Hodgson was commissioned as an ensign in the 4th (King's Own) Regiment of Foot on 20 May 1779.[1]

He was captured and held prisoner by the French ship La Vengeance in 1797 during the French Revolutionary Wars[1] and went on to be Governor of Bermuda from 1806 to 1810.[2] He also served as colonel of the 3rd Garrison Battalion of the 83rd Regiment of Foot and then as colonel of the 4th (King's Own) Regiment of Foot. (1835–46) [1]

He was father of General Studholme John Hodgson.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "General John Hodgson". King's Own Royal Regiment Museum Lancaster. Archived from the original on 7 February 2016. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Government House". Government of Bermuda. Retrieved 1 January 2016.
Government offices
Preceded by
Henry Tucker
Governor of Bermuda
Succeeded by
Samuel Trott
Military offices
Preceded by
John Pitt, 2nd Earl of Chatham
Colonel of the 4th (The King's Own) Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Thomas Bradford

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