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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.
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.