Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Message posted on genforum r.e. Hodge family


Seeking desecendants, information on Sebastian HODGE and Harriet SMITH (m. abt 1855 in Sydney), parents of Walter Herbert HODGE (1871 Sydney - 1956 Sydney) who married Grace SMITH at St John's, Darlinghurst, NSW in 1897.

I believe Sebastian may have arrived on the 'Rose of Sharon' in 1855, as it's the only Sebastian HODGE I can find in the NSW State Archives.

The HODGE family, Sebastian wife and children, lived in East Sydney I believe.

Other children of Sebastian HODGE and Harriet SMITH appear to be Sebastian (d. 1866), William (b 1855), Philip E (1863-1892), John A (1865-?), Harriet E (1869-?), Thomas R (1869-1930), and Sydney Sebastian (1874-?).

Would love to hear from any descendants.



The interesting thing about this family is that the only UK census match in 1851 for Sebastian HODGE lives in Barnstaple, Devonshire. If true, this is the same area as James Border and particularly his wife Sophia Mason (Ilfracombe) came from!

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