HODSON, Christopher, of Cambridge.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

m. 1579, Mabel.

Offices Held

Alderman, Cambridge by 1593, mayor 1593-4.


Hodson was paid £5 12s. as MP for Cambridge in 1593 at a daily rate of 2s. In the same year he became mayor of the town, where he leased land from St. John’s College. He may have attended the committee concerning brewers to which the burgesses for Cambridge were appointed on 3 Apr. 1593. It is unlikely that he was the same man as Christopher Hoddesdon, member of the Muscovy Company and later alderman of London and governor of the Merchant Adventurers, who was by 1593 already a landed proprietor and seemingly had no connexion with Cambridge.

J. M. Gray, Biog. Notes of Mayors of Cambridge, 31; Add. 5813, f. 114: C. H. Cooper, Cambridge Annals, ii. 521; D’Ewes, 514; Downing Coll. Camb. Bowtell mss.

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Author: Roger Virgoe