Sarah Frances Hodges’s husband, William Hodges (d.1841), was a London merchant and creditor of D.H. Rucker & Co. Rucker & Co were the mortgagees of Michael White senior (UCL Department of History, ‘Michael White II’, in UCL Department of History (ed.), Legacies of British Slave-ownership [online], London 2020, <https://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/person/view/702> accessed 2 August 2021), the owner of the Sharpe’s and Petit Bordelle estate on St Vincent, and in 1831 Hodges took over the mortgage deeds from them as security for a £7000 loan. He later claimed the compensation for this estate. In his will he left legacies on a sliding scale to his two sisters, annuities to uncles and aunts, and the remainder of his estate to his wife.
This person is the subject of ongoing research. We have started by researching their relationship to the enslavement of people.
No known connections with abolition.
National Gallery painting connections
Donor: bequeathed in 1852: NG151 and NG1878.
History of Parliament Trust (ed.), The History of Parliament: British Political, Social & Local History, London 1964-, https://www.historyofparliamentonline.org/
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