William Hodges

???? - 1841

Claimant or beneficiary


London merchant, creditor of D.H. Rucker & Co., in which capacity he claimed the compensation for the Sharpe's and Petit Bordels estate on St Vincent, having taken in 1831 the mortgage deeds over the estates as security for a £7000 loan to the Ruckers, who were mortgagees of Michael White senior.

  1. Will of William Cooke otherwise William Hodges of Old Broad Street proved 04/01/1842. In the will, made in 1822, he said that his estate was worth £36,000 or £38,000, and left legacies on a sliding scale to his two sisters Maria Hodges and Elizabeth Jackson from £500 (if his gross estate was £30,000) to £2000 each (if his estate was £48,000 or more). He left annuities of £80 p.a., £50 p.a. and £25 p.a. to uncles and aunts (all surnamed Jackson). He left the remainder of his estate to his wife Sarah Frances Hodges, and in a codicil provided for the estate to be divided between his two sisters, his nephews (surnamed Cumberleye) and aunts and uncles, should his wife die at the same time as him or intestate. The probate gives him as late of Old Broad Street and of 15 Cumberland Terrace.

  2. His wife Sarah Frances Hodges left monetary legacies of £5000 each to four relatives as well as other smaller monetary legacies to family and friends and servants, and annuities of £25 for her two horses. Her residuary legatees were some dozen philanthropic bodies, including London hospitals and church charities.


  1. PROB 11/1956/201.

  2. Will of Sarah Frances Hodges widow of 15 Cumberland Terrace Regents proved 02/02/1852, PROB 11/2147/4.

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Claims (1)

£3,029 15s 4d
Claimants in List E or Chancery cases

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
- 1830 [EY] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

Mrs S. F. Hodges, the widow of William Hodges, left three pictures to be offered to the National Gallery in her will made in 1849 and proved in 1852: two are in the NG's collection (Jan van Goyen's... 
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Addresses (1)

15 Cumberland Terrace, Regents Park, London, Middlesex, London, England
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His widow continued at the house for a further 10 years.