Henrietta Mildred Hodgson

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Henrietta Mildred Hodgson
Born (1805-01-06)6 January 1805
Died 19 November 1891(1891-11-19) (aged 86)
Nationality British
Other names Henrietta Mildred Smith (married name)
Spouse(s) Oswald Smith
Parents Robert Hodgson
Mary Tucker

Henrietta Mildred Hodgson (6 January 1805 – 19 November 1891) was an English lady with both royal and presidential genealogical connections.

Through her Virginia ancestry, Queen Elizabeth II and her descendants are related to George Washington, the common ancestor of both being Augustine Warner, Jr.

Life and family[edit]

Born 6 January 1805, Henrietta Mildred was the daughter of the Very Rev. Robert Hodgson (1776–1844), Dean of Carlisle from 1820 until his death; and of Mary Tucker, born in 1778, a daughter of Colonel Martin Tucker. Her parents had married in 1804. Her grandfather was another Robert Hodgson (born 1740), of Congleton in Cheshire.[1][2]

On 18 March 1824 at St George's, Hanover Square, Westminster, she married Oswald Smith (7 July 1794 – 18 June 1863) of St Marylebone and Blendon Hall in Kent. The parish register gives one of the few clues to her date of birth, as she is noted as "a minor". Oswald was the second son of George Smith.[3][4]

The Smiths had the following children: Isabella Mary (born 24 April 1825, d. 1907) m. 1847 Cadogan Hodgson Cadogan (of Brinkburn Priory), Oswald Augustus (b. 21 October 1826, d. 1902) m. 1856 Rose Sophia Vansittart, Eric Carrington (b. 25 May 1828, d. 1906) m. 1849 Mary Maberly, Laura Charlotte (b. 2 August 1829) m. 1848 Col. Evan Maberly, Beilby (b. 12 August 1830, d. 1831), Frances Dora (29 July 1832, d. 1922) m. 1853 Claude Bowes-Lyon 13th Earl of Strathmore, Marion Henrietta (b. 25 Feb 1835, d. 1897) m.1854 Lt-Col Henry Dorrien Streatfeild (of Chiddingstone Castle).[5][6]

In 1853 the Smiths' daughter Frances married Claude Bowes-Lyon, later Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne. She thus became the great-grandmother of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, who was later the mother of Queen Elizabeth II.

Henrietta Mildred was the granddaughter of Mildred Porteus, who married the older Robert Hodgson, who was herself the granddaughter of Robert and Mildred Porteus, until 1720 of Virginia, who in that year moved to Yorkshire. The earlier Mildred Porteus was the daughter of John and Mary Smith, Mary being a daughter of Augustine Warner, Jr. and a sister of Mildred Warner, who married Lawrence Washington (1659–1698) and was the grandmother of the first US President, George Washington.[7]

Henrietta Mildred Smith died 19 November 1891. At her death, her memorial in All Saints Church, Sanderstead, states:

Sacred
TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRIETTA MILDRED SMITH,
WIDOW OF OSWALD SMITH.
B. 6. JAN 1805 D. 19. NOV 1891
LEAVING AT HER DEATH
ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN
DIRECT SURVIVING DESCENDANTS.

'HER CHILDREN ARISE UP AND CALL HER BLESSED"
PROV. XXXV V. 28.'

References[edit]

  1. ^ John Bennett Boddie, Historical Southern Families: Volume 23 (1998): "...Robert Hodgson of Congleton in Chester Co., b. 1740. Their son, Rev. Robert Hodgson, Dean of Carlisle, m. 1804 Mary Tucker. Their daughter Henrietta Mildred Hodgson m. 1824 Oswald Smith..."
  2. ^ Daughters of the American Revolution magazine, vol. 88, p. 110: "...Mary, daughter of Col. Martin Tucker..."
  3. ^ Publications of the Harlein Society, Registers Volume 24 (1897), The register book of marriages belonging to the parish of St. George's, Hanover Square, Vol IV (1824–1837), p. 5: "Oswald Smith, Esq., B., of S' Marylebone, & Henrietta Mildred Hodgson, S., a minor. Licence. With the consent of her father."
  4. ^ Micajah Boland, Sarah Harper and her descendants, the Terrys: their royal and colonial ancestry (1958), p. 12: "Henrietta Mildred Hodgson, daughter of Robert Hodgson and Mary Tucker, married on 18 March 1824, Oswald Smith of Blendon Hall, co. Kent."
  5. ^ John Debrett, Debrett's Peerage of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1836) p. 246
  6. ^ William Courthope, Debrett's complete peerage of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1838) p. 300
  7. ^ Albert H. Spencer, Genealogy of the Spencer family (1956), p. v (snippet)