Inscription on gravestone in Hadlow churchyard, communicated to me 31
May, 1876, by J. H. Hodsoll, Esq., of Loose court.
"Here lieth the body of Reuben Hodsoll, of the
parish of Wrotham, who departed this life 30 Deer 1791, aged 80 years;
"Also of Ann his wife, daughter of Robt &
Ann Barr of this parish, who departed this life May 27, 1741, in the
25th. year of her age, leaving one daughter, Ann."
In Wrotham churchyard are inscriptions to "Mary, wife of
Reuben Hodsoll, died 29th Jany 1783, aged 67 years;" and
to "Maxfield Hodsoll, born 11th JanY 1754, died 21st
In Ightham churchyard (Feb. 1878).—A tomb with the Hodsoll coat
of arms upon it, and thus much of the inscription just decipherable:
"Maxfield Hodsoll, aged 49; left issue 3 sons, Maxfield, Edmund,
& Urbane; Mrs Isabell Hodsoll, wife of Maxfield, died 1755, aged
62." Also, on one side this inscription: "Here lies the body
of Edmund, second son of Maxfield Hodsoll;" and, on the other side,
this: "Here also lieth the body of Urbane Hodsoll."
Copied from fly-leaf of a book.( ? Family Bible) in the possession
(as I am informed) of Mr. Edwin Watson, principal water-bailiff of
Ann Hodsoll, daughter of Jno. Hodsoll & Martha
Hodsoll his wife, was born Dec. 29, 1780, on Sunday.
John Hodsoll, son of Jno. & Martha Hodsoll, was
born June 6, 1785. He departed this life Feb. 15, 1788.
Henry Hodsoll, son of Jno. & Martha Hodsoll, was
born March 30, 1787. He departed this life May 9, 1787.
Mary Hodsoll, daughter of Jno. & Martha Hodsoll, was
born on Good Friday, March 21, 1788.
Elizabeth Hodsoll, daughter of Jno. & Martha Hodsoll,
was born May 22, 1790, on Saturday.
John Hodsoll, son of John & Martha Hodsoll, was born
June 11, 1792, on Monday.
M.H.H.N. died June 27, 1837. [I don’t know what this last
Be Banco Roll, Easter Term, 19 Edw. II], membrane 107 dorso,—
Kent, To wit, "Oto de Grandissono," by his Attorney,
versus Roger, son of Clement de Hodesole, and Thomas brother of the said
Roger, respecting fee of said Otho at Esshe next ffaukham. (See Lay
Subsidy Rolls, Kent No 123-14, A° 12 Edw. III,
membrane 21, Hundred of "Alkestane."—" Thome de
Hodsole, iiij s; Clem. de Hodesole, viij s.")
Close Roll, Ao 1 Hen. IV, part 1, membrane 15
dorso.—19 Feb., Peter Pound, citizen and coppersmith, of
London, summoned to answer to John Odeshole executor of the Testament of
John Chipstede, of Sele, and to William Champeneys and Joan his wife,
co-executrix with the aforesaid John Odeshole of the Testamentn