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John Hodgetts (1791–1871)

John Hodgetts married Olivia Lucas in 1811. They moved to Tasmania in 1811 and settled at Launceston where they worked a farm of 460 acres growing wheat and potatoes, with some cattle and pigs. In about 1835 they sold their farm and moved to Cressy where John became a blacksmith.

* further information: Peter McKay, A Nation Within a Nation: The Lucas Clan in Australia (2004), p 390

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25 October, 1791
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


13 August, 1871 (aged 79)
Longford, Tasmania, Australia

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