The Genealogy of Maskew Families

Hodson, Denys

Male 23 May -

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  • Name Hodson, Denys 
    Born 23 May  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I289  Maskew | Hampshire
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2007 

    Father Hodson, Harold Victor,   b. Twin to Reginald Victor (Rex) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ritchie, Madge,   b. 1898,   d. 1995  (Age 97 years) 
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet

    Family Goodwin, Julie 
    Family ID F69  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Actual letter from Denys Hodson dated 24 March 2000

      Dear Heather,

      Here is a slightly clearer version of the family tree of our branch. After the first line of names the whole of the rest is the descent of Thomas and Mary. I don't think it's worth your bothering with the Maskews, my grandmother's family, as they are not really part of your kin so I haven't put in anything about them.

      All my father's generation are dead - my mother who died five years ago was the last of that generation and she was 97. In my father's generation Tom worked all his life in what was then Ceylon as a civil servant; Gerald was in the Navy in both world wars and was decorated for bravery in both; Cyril, Rex & Harold were Church of England Parsons. Cyril did not serve in the first world war but went out as a photographer with General Denikin's White Russian army just after (another Russian connection!). Rex & Harold were in Queensland, Australia as what were called Bush Brothers (a sort of Mounted Priest) just before WW1. Rex became a naval Chaplin and Harold won a Military Cross for rescuing wounded under fire. Kit, the only girl, married first the man Two commanded Scott;s ship on his last journey to the Antarctic. She was a linguist and in the WW2 she was a censor. She spoke Russian and tried to find traces of our family in Russia but at the peak of the Soviet regime we think she didn't get very far. Charles was the successful one, he too won a Military Cross in WW1 and was twice wounded.
      He became the youngest High Court Judge of his time and ended up in the House of Lords. As you can see we are a pretty dull lot.......

      I have sent off to Southport to try to trace Fergus. If I feel energetic enough I might try to trace the one who was Town Clerk of Stockport since he seems to be the one who traced the Hodson of Hodson's Horse connection.

      Love Denys (Hodson)

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