Kirkman Daniel Hodgson

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Kirkman Daniel Hodgson, JP (1814 – 11 September 1879) was an East India merchant and banker, becoming a partner in the merchantile firm of Baring Brothers and Co. He later became Deputy Governor and Governor of the Bank of England (1863–1865) and a Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom.[1][2][3][4] He first stood in Bridport in 1857 to 1868 and later stood in the constituency of Bristol after winning a by-election in 1870 and retaining the seat in the 1874 General Elections. His resignation triggered the Bristol by-election, 1878.


He was the son of John Hodgson, of The Elms, Hampstead. He attended Charterhouse School in 1826.[5] Hodgson married Frances Butler (1822–1851) in 1843[6] and the children to the marriage were Caroline Anna and Robert Kirkman.

Hodgson died at his residence of Ashgrove, Sevenoaks, Kent.[3]


  1. ^ 1871 England census. Class: RG10; Piece: 2085; Folio: 44; Page: 7; GSU roll: 831781
  2. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 14 January 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Obituary". The Cornishman (62). 18 September 1879. p. 6. 
  4. ^ "Deputy Governors of the Bank of England" (PDF). Bank of England. Retrieved 3 January 2014. 
  5. ^ Parish, W.D. (1879). "List of Carthusians, 1800–1879, surname H". Lewes: Farncombe & Co. p. 119. Retrieved 2009-01-15. 
  6. ^ "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 14 January 2009. 
    "Index entry". FreeBMD. ONS. Retrieved 14 January 2009. 

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Patrick Murrough
Member of Parliament for Bridport
With: Thomas Alexander Mitchell
Succeeded by
Thomas Alexander Mitchell
Preceded by
Elisha Smith Robinson
Member of Parliament for Bristol
With: Samuel Morley 1868–1885
Succeeded by
Lewis Fry
Government offices
Preceded by
Alfred Latham
Governor of the Bank of England
1863 – 1865
Succeeded by
Henry Lancelot Holland