Henry Peglar’s Beer Hall

Out of pure curiosity, I transcribed this 40-page reminiscence written by a seaman (possibly a steward)* who served on HMS Wanderer 1839-44, alongside Hodgson, Peglar, and Gibson. None of them turned up until the very last page, when the anonymous author gave the following memory of Peglar. H Peglar opened a beer house in Westminster and after […]

Lt. George Hodgson, RN

A lot of my original research began from the work of the wonderful Drac on Tumblr, who was the first to track down a veritable hoard of details about Hodgson’s family back in 2019. A recap of their amazing research:  Born in 1817, youngest of 7 by 5 years. One sister predeceased his birth, another […]