A person known only by the name ‘Mr Hodges’ is mentioned in Stephen Hales letter 4523 to Sloane. He is described as ‘so very unkind to his poor Grand children who have never offended him’ and Hales refers to ‘the notorious injury he did their [Hodges grandchildren] parents in not settleing the promised £500 per annum’. No other information about him is available.
Stephen Hales to Hans Sloane, 1732-07-15, Sloane MS 4052, ff. ff. 147-148, British Library, London
A. E. Clarke-Kennedy, Stephen Hales, D. D., F. R. S., An Eighteenth Century Biography (Cambridge, 1929), p. 115.
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