Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 142,124 pages of information and 227,783 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.
Thomas Emmanuel Hurst Hodgson of Bedford, gent
1862 Born Blyth
1901 Resident at St Mary's Abbey, Bedford St. Mary, aged 39, born at Blyth, Northum. Manager of a public company. Living with his wife Millicent, three daughters and one son (Malcolm aged 4 months) plus six servants. 
1909. Examined in bankruptcy proceedings of the National Union Society. Appears he was declared bankrupt. 
1917 Founder member of Plessey Co
1934. Declared bankrupt again 
1939. 24th June. Died aged 78 at 34 Cardington Road, Bedford.