William Hodgson (Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge)

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William Hodgson

William Hodgson (died 16 October 1847) was an English clergyman and academic, who served as Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge from 1838 until his death.

The son of a Cumberland farmer, Hodgson entered Peterhouse, Cambridge in 1819, and graduated B.A. (11th wrangler) 1823, M.A. 1826, B.D. 1833, D.D. 1838.[1]

Ordained deacon in 1824 and priest in 1825, he was appointed a Fellow of Peterhouse in 1825, a Tutor, and Master of Peterhouse in 1838. He served as Vice-Chancellor in 1838–39 and 1843–44.[1]

In the church, Hodgson was Vicar of Cherry Hinton (1836–38) and Rector of Glaston (1838–47).[1]

On 19 July 1838 he married Charlotte Tarleton.[1]

He died on 16 October 1847 in the Master's Lodge at Peterhouse, and was buried in the college chapel.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Hodgson, William (HG819W)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Francis Barnes
Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge
Succeeded by
Henry Wilkinson Cookson