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James Hodson

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James Hodson was an entrepreneur who played a significant part in the industrialisation of Belgium. He was born in Nottingham and married a daughter of William Cockerill. He developed a machine-building business and lent capital to other entrepreneurs.[1]

Born in 1773 in Nottingham. Died 10 June 1833 at Verviers, Liège, Belgique, aged 60. Married 26 April 1808 (Tuesday), Verviers, to Nancy Cockerill, born 8 October 1782, Haslingden, Lancashire, died 22 December 1817 in Verviers.[2]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] 'The Contribution of British Entrepreneurs to the Industrial Revolution on the European Continent' Korean Minjok Leadership Academy, 2011
  2. [2] Geneanet: James Hodson