Parents of

Matthew HODSON
Margaret HARTLEY

Siblings of

Elizabeth Alice HODSON
John Wesley HODSON
John Hartley HODSON









(1861 - 1892)

Betsy HODSON was the second daughter of Matthew HODSON and Margaret HARTLEY. Betsy was born on 10th December 1861 in Blackburn, Lancashire[1].

In the 1881 Census, Betsy's occupation is recorded as 'Upholsterer', living at 36 Corporation Street, Wigan, with her father, Matthew (a 'Draper's Porter), her older sister Elizabeth Alice (a 'Factory Worker') and younger brother John Hartley (an 'Apprentice to a Tea Dealer').

Betsy married William Robert DEAKIN (1862-1843) in 1885 in Wigan[2]. William and Betsy had the following children:

  1. Samuel Wesley DEAKIN, b. 1886, Wigan.
  2. John Bertram DEAKIN, b. 1887, Wigan.
  3. May Elizabeth DEAKIN, b. 1889, Wigan.
  4. William George DEAKIN, b. 1890, Wigan.
  5. Bessie DEAKIN, b. 1892, Wigan.

Betsy died in 1892[3] at the age of 31, following Bessie's birth, at 9 Lethbridge Road, North Meols, near Ormskirk and is buried in Wigan Cemetery (Lower Ince) in plot A356.

Betsy's brother John went into partnership with William R. Deakin and Samuel P. Deakin, Deakin & Hodson, marmalade and preserves manufacturers and yeast importers. The partnership was dissolved on 31 December 1890.

[1]: Source: Register of Births registered in October, November, December in 1861. Blackburn, Vol 8e page 331.
[2]: Source: Register of Marriages registered in July, August, September in 1885. Wigan, Vol 8c page 130.
[3]: Source: Register of Deaths registered in October, November, December in 1892. Ormskirk, Vol 8b page 518.