About Thomas Laidman Hodgson
Memoir of the Rev. Thomas Laidman Hodgson, Wesleyan missionary in South Africa. With copious extracts from his journals (1875) - e-Book
The Grahamstown Journal transcription at www.1820settlers.com
Saturday 29 June 1850
DIED, at his residence in Cape Town, on Friday evening, the 21st inst., the Rev. Thomas Laidman HODGSON, General Superintendent of the Wesleyan Missions in the Cape of Good Hope District in the 63rd year of his age. Twenty-nine years ago, Mr. HODGSON left England to labour as a Missionary in South Africa, and after spending 10 years among the Bechuanas he returned to England, where he remained for several years. In 1835 he again embarked for the Cape of Good Hope, from which period to the present he has laboured in this Town, sustaining the above mentioned office. His end was eminently peaceful and triumphant.
Monumental inscription in Woltemade Cemetery Maitland, Cape Town Central:
- N MEMORY OF THE
- REVD. THOMAS LAIDMAN HODGSON
- GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT OF THE
- WESLEYAN MISSIONS IN THE
- CAPE OF GOOD HOPE DISTRICT
- HE ARRIVED IN THIS COLONY IN JUNE 1821
- HIS ZEAL FOR HIS MASTER CAUSED HIM TO GO
- INTO THE HIGHWAYS TO CALL SINNERS TO REPENTANCE
- HE FREQUENTLY CAME TO PREACH THE GOSPEL ON
- SABBATH AFTERNOONS, IN THE OPEN AIR, NEAR TO
- THE SPOT WHERE HE NOW LIES INTERRED. AFTER
- LABORING ZEALOUSLYAND USEFULLY 35 YEARS AS
- A WESLEYAN MINISTER IN ENGLAND. IN THE
- [illegible word] COUNTRY AND IN THIS DISTRICT.
- HE DEPARTED THIS LIFE IN THE FULL
- ASSURANCE OF FAITH ON THE 21st
- DAY OF JUNE 1850. AGED 63 YEARS.
- DEEPLY AND SINCERELY REGRETTED.
Rev. Thomas Laidman Hodgson's Timeline
July 7, 1788
October 29, 1813
August 16, 1814
January 8, 1829
June 22, 1850
Cape Town, Cape, South Africa