The Times/1879/Wills and bequests/Kirkman Daniel Hodgson
Wills and Bequests. — The will, dated July 25, 1866, with three codicils, date April 4, 1871; November 13, 1877; and September 12, 1878, of Mr. Kirkham Daniel Hodgson, formerly of St. Helen's-place, but late of 8, Bishopsgate-street Within, who died on September 11, last, at Ash Grove, Sevenoaks, was proved on the 1st inst. by James Stewart Hodgson, the brother, Charles Lloyd Norman, and Robert Kirkman Hodgson, the son, the exectures, the personal estate bieng sworn under £400,000. The testator bequeaths to his daughter, Miss Caroline Anna Hodgson, in addition to other bequests, a pecuniary legacy of £60,000; to his said brother, in addition to his legacy as an executor, £10,000; and legacies to his own and his late wife's relatives, executors, clerks, servants, and others. The residue of his property, including the Ash Grove estate, the testator gives to his said son. The decease sat as member of Parliament for Bridport from March, 1857, to November, 1868, and for Bristol from 1870 to 1877; he was a member of the commission of Lieutenancy of London, Justice of the Peace for Herts and West Kent, and was High Sheriff of Herts in 1845. Mr. Kirkman Hodgson was a well-known merchant, formerly as a partner in Messrs. Finlay, Hodgson, and Co., and also a Director and ex-Governor of the Bank of England.