Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Hodson (Athlone)

The Hodsons appear to have been resident at St Johns, near Athlone from at least the early 18th century. Edward Stewart Gray writes that Jane Hodson, daughter of John Hodson of St Johns and granddaughter of Colonel Daniel Hodson married James Irwin of Roxborough, county Roscommon, High Sheriff 1731. The Hodsons held land in the parishes of Kiltoom and St Johns, barony of Athlone, county Roscommon. Some family members were clergymen of the Church of Ireland and they are stated to have been descended from Bishop John Hodson of Elphin. In the 1870s Edward Hodson of Hodson's Bay owned 35 acres in county Roscommon and Edward and John Hodson of Twyford, Athlone, county Westmeath, each owned 90 acres in county Roscommon.

Associated Families


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Hodson Bay Barrymore Kiltoom Athlone Kiltoom 15 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: N006 462
OS Sheet: 49
Discovery map: 47
Rockhill Carrownolan Kiltoom Athlone Rockhill 17 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M965 476
OS Sheet: 48
Discovery map: 47
Johns Port Carrownure Lower St Johns Athlone Lecarrow 16 Athlone Roscommon OSI Ref: M994 543
OS Sheet: 46
Discovery map: 40

Archival sources

  • Moran Papers. MS 1544; National Library of Ireland
  • Pedigree & detailed abstracts of wills of Hodson of Hadrew, Buckinghamshire & of Cos Cavan, Westmeath, Wicklow, city of Dublin & of Athlone & Ballinacura, Co Westmeath & Hodson’s Bay, Co Roscommon, 1688-1759. GO MS 141: 18-22; National Library of Ireland
  • Abstracts of deeds of Hodson of Fuerty, Co Roscommon, Athlone, Co Westmeath & Coolkenna, Co Wicklow, 1709-1714. GO MS 142: 43-45; National Library of Ireland
  • Upton Papers, include pedigrees & notes on Hodson family of Hodson’s Bay, 20th century. No. 21; Royal Irish Academy Library
  • Local History File - Sproule, includes copies of original documents of the pedigree of the Hodson family of St John's; Roscommon County Library
  • Fitzmaurice Papers, rent ledger & account book of Lieutenant Edward Hodson of the Dublin Militia, re lands in Cos Galway & Roscommon, 1797-1824. MS 23,256; National Library of Ireland
  • E.C. Jameson, solicitor's collection, includes deed of partition of estate of St John's, Athlone, between Patrick Grehan junior, Rev William Hodson Gunning & members of the Sproule, Fair & Hogan families. Small Acc. Index 50, D.5479-5480 & D.7207; National Archives of Ireland
  • Documents re a recovery of Cams, Co Roscommon, involving the Hodsons of Hodson Bay & the Bonds, 18th & 19th centuries. Small Accs. Index 85; National Archives of Ireland
  • Xerox copies of documents in possession of Miss D. M. Johnston, Dublin, including farm account book of the estate of John Hodson of St Johns 1787-1832, also records dated 1670, 1678. Business Record Survey, Roscommon 13; National Archives of Ireland

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Modern printed sources