Hi Paul Edward Egeley Hodgson was my 1st cousin 4 times removed ! A bit distant I know, but I have accumulated quite a lot of the Hodgson family lines. My 4th ggrandfather Thomas (1781) had 10 children, one of which was Harvin (1798)your Thomas' brother. Harvin's daughter Harriet married a William John Smith, my 2 gtgrandparents. If you would like to contact me directly, I can send you a gedcom of the Hodgson lines.
Sorry to hear of your grandmother's passing. She was a good age. I would love to have more details of your line to add to my Hodgson information. Best regards Gail In NZ