Hoggs Making History - The Hogg Surname Centre


Christiana Hogg

Lady in Waiting to
Mary Queen of Scots

Quintin Hogg

Philanthropist/social reformer

Derek Hogg

Professional Footballer  

Smokey Hogg

Blues musician

Ima Hogg

Philanthropist and
Patron of the arts

Thomas Jefferson Hogg

Biographer of Shelley

James Hogg



William Hogg

Merchant in Edinburgh
who made Banking history

James Stephen Hogg

Governor of Texas  

Capt. Bertram J. Hogg

frontier pilot who helped build the airlines of today in the Pacific.

Moses Drury Hoge

Clergyman, Virginia   Nidhogg  Mythical creature


From The Titanic  


Charles William Hogg 

Bedroom Steward on the Titanic  

George Alfred Hogg

Lookout on the Titanic

Walter Stanley Hogg 

Stokerman/fireman on the Titanic      


Christiana Hogg

Christiana Hogg was lady in waiting to Mary and on the night Mary's husband Darnley was assasinated,Mary was attending Christiana's wedding to a french nobleman.

from the biography of Mary Queen of Scots by Antonia Fraser

thanks to Wilma Hogg

Derek Hogg

Derek Hogg was born at Norton on Tees on November 4th 1930.

Hogg began his professional football career in October 1952 when Lecester City signed him from Chorley Town of the Lancashire combination. Hogg made his debut in a 3:3 draw with Leeds Utd on St Valentines day 1953. Whilst at Leicester City Hogg was the strike partner of Arthur Rowley (still the top goal scorer in football league history) and assisted them to gain promotion to the first division as second division league champions in the 1956/57 season. In April 1958 having played 165 games for Leicester and scoring 26 goals, Hogg transferred to West Bromwich Albion for 20,000 pounds.

Hogg played 87 games for the Albion in the first division scoring 12 goals before being transferred to Cardiff City (then in Division 1). Hogg signed on for Cardiff live on Welsh television in October 1960 for 12,500 pounds.

Perhaps one of Hoggs finest moments at Cardiff was when he scored one of the Cardiff Goals in their defeat of the invincible Tottenham Hotspur in front of 48,000 (yes 48,000) fans at Ninian Park Cardiff on March 11th 1961 (the Spurs went on to take the League and FA Cup double). Hoggs goal is described in the Cardiff club history as ‘one of the finest scored on the ground’. Here is a contemporary description, "Hogg who looked more like a solicitor than a footballer made a mazey run through the Spurs half beating several players. He finished with a rasping shot that had goal written all over it".

Hogg left Cardiff and league football in 1963, finishing his playing days at Kettering Town. In total he played 283 League games scoring 44 goals, as one of this countries last ‘roving wingers in the Stanley Mathews mold' he made many many more.

Hogg represented his country on 2 occasions playing for an English League 11 in 1955 and an English FA 11 in 1956. Many said that he should have been given the opportunity of playing for his country more often. For any more information on Derek Hogg please contact Richard Hogg at the following address richardhogg3@hotmail.com

Ima Hogg

1882 - 1975

Miss Ima was involved in a wide range of philanthropic projects.

In 1929 she founded the Houston Child Guidance Center, an agency to provide therapy and counseling for disturbed children and their families.

In 1940, with a bequest from her brother Will, who had died in 1930, she established the Hogg Foundation for Mental Hygiene, which later became the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health at the University of Texas. In 1943 Miss Hogg, a lifelong Democrat, won an election to the Houston school board, where she worked to establish symphony concerts for schoolchildren, to get equal pay for teachers regardless of sex or race, and to set up a painting-to-music program in the public schools. In 1946 she again became president of the Houston Symphony Society, a post she held until 1956, and in 1948 she became the first woman president of the Philosophical Society of Texas.

Since the 1920s she had been studying and collecting early American art and antiques, and in 1966 she presented her collection and Bayou Bend, the River Oaks mansion she and her brothers had built in 1927, to the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. The Bayou Bend Collection, recognized as one of the finest of its kind, draws thousands of visitors each year.
(from:  The New Handbook of Texas - Miss Ima Hogg)

Ima's House and Gardens

Ima Hogg (1872-1975), This book traces the life and legacy of a remarkable woman who was in many ways ahead of her time. Bernhard provides a concise history of the entire Hogg family

The life of the Texas heiress with the unfortunate name is given a dignified treatment in a book that relates her many charitable deeds in detail. The volume includes a family photo album and a list of places and activities Texas visitors can enjoy due to the Hogg family philanthropy. Bib. -- Copyright © 1993 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved.

Reading level: Ages 9-12 Hardcover - 96 pages (September 1992) Hendrick-Long Publishing Co.; ISBN: 0937460788 ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.49 x 9.22 x 6.24


Sing along with "The Ima Hogg Boogie" by Rickey Pittman

James Hogg - The Ettrick Shepherd -

I have created a new page just for James Hogg. Click here to go there.

James S. Hogg   
Governor of Texas


First texas born Governor.  Even among larger-than-life Texans, Hogg was an imposing figure. At six feet two inches and two hundred and eighty five pounds, the feisty governor was a popular advocate of the common citizen and did much to strengthen public respect for law enforcement in general. He sponsored anti-trust legislation and helped establish the powerful Railroad Commission during his tenure as governor. 

When Jim Hogg was governor of Texas he went to New York to a political convention. The main speaker was Irwin S. Cobb, who was a humorist, i.e. like Will Rogers, or the Bob Hope of his day. He was introduced to the Governor and Mr. Cobb said to him "Well, I guess you know what we do with hogs in New York". Governor Hogg replied, "No sir, I don't. But I know what we do with cobs in Texas". Submitted by T. Med Hogg

from http://www.lsjunction.com/people/hogg.htm

Links to sites about James S. Hogg

James Stephen Hogg

James Stephen Hogg: a Biography (Amazon)


Moses Drury Hoge

born in 1819 and died in 1899.

American Presbyterian clergyman  of Virginia




I have an 1821 calf bound book of sermons written by his grandfather Moses
Hoge, author is John B. Hoge, his son. I also have a book commemmorating his
45th anniversary as minister of 2nd Presbyterian Church, Richmond, Va.

I'd be happy to share any info. as I'm from a Richmond Va family
(Schermerhorn), I'm related to Hoges through my greatgrandmo. Josephine
Herbert Smith. Best regards, W.S. Schermerhorn


References to his father Samuel Davies Hoge and his grandfather Mose Hoge at the following website.
Early American Presbyterians -- H

Quintan Hogg    Philanthropist    social reformer

born 14  February 1845,  London, England   -   died  17 January 1903

Philanthropist, social reformer, and founder of the Polytechnic which became a model for later social and educational centres for underprivileged youth.  For more than three decades, Hogg and his wife devoted their time and fortune to work among poor young people in London.  (from the Encyclopaedia Brittanica)

Smokey Hogg

Andrew “Smokey” Hogg was a guitar player and prolific recording artist around Dallas from 1937 to 1960 - Born in Westconnie, Texas, in 1914, Hogg was originally influenced by Big Bill Broonzy and Peetie Wheatstraw. Between 1947 and 1952, he recorded piles of 78s for more than a dozen labels, scoring hits on Modern with “Long Tall Mama” and “Little School Girl,” a reworking of a famous Sonny Boy Williamson song. Many of Hogg’s 1950s sessions were in Los Angeles, but he seldom strayed from his simple, slow-hand approach. He quit recording in ’58 and died two years later.

from: Guitar.com

Listen to Smokey - Click here and scroll down to "Listen to Samples"

Music available by Smokey Hogg  


Thomas Jefferson Hogg    writer

born 24 May, 1792,  Norton, Durham  -  died  27 August, 1862

friend and biographer of Percy Bysshe Shelley. He  was dismissed in 1811 from Oxford for defending Shelley's  atheism. Authorized by Mary Shelley to write a life of her husband, Hogg issued (1858) the first two volumes, which were biased, inaccurate, and overly devoted to incidents in Hogg's own life; the family eventually withdrew the materials from his  use. His account of Shelley at Oxford, written earlier, was published separately in 1904 as Shelley at Oxford. Throughout his life Hogg was a successful lawyer.
(from  http://www.infoplease.com/ce5/CE024148.html)


From The Letters of Percy Bysshe Shelley. Ed. Roger Ingpen. London: Pitman, 1909.

From an email from Carol Thoma

I'm in the process of correcting page proofs for my biographical article on Thomas Jefferson Hogg, which will be published in the New Dictionary of National Biography in about 2003. I noticed an error in your synopsis of T. J. Hogg. It was Lady Jane Shelley, Shelley's daughter-in-law, not Mary Shelley, who authorized the biography of her long-dead father-in-law. (She and her husband, Sir Percy Shelley, later withdrew their authorization and demanded the return of their materials because of the inaccuracy and flippant tone of the biography.) Mary Shelley died in 1851. Hogg's blunders and distortions (and the motives behind them) were the topic of my 1993 doctoral dissertation, Hogg's "Life of Shelley": A Pseudo-Biography.

Hogg's motives in distorting Shelley's biography were mixed. For one thing, he wanted to make himself look good--that is, he wanted to disguise his own youthful radicalism and the fact that he (at age nineteen) had tried to seduce Shelley's sixteen-year-old wife, Harriet. (Shelley himself was only nineteen and had left Harriet under Hogg's "protection" while he went home to ask his father, Sir Timothy Shelley, for money. Sir Tim said no.) Hogg also contributed to the philosophical essay "The Necessity of Atheism" that got Shelley expelled from Oxford. Hogg was expelled, too, not for helping to write the essay but for "contumaciously refusing" to reveal the author's identity (the Oxford dons knew perfectly well that it was Shelley). Hogg resented their joint expulsion and never forgave the Oxford authorities, and he wanted to depict himself as a heroic victim in that incident--which meant distorting the evidence at Shelley's (and Oxford's) expense. Having altered the facts in that instance made it easier to do so in other instances as well--and even to alter letters and other documents that depicted Shelley or himself in what he regarded as an unfavorable light. (The "truth" was what Hogg wanted it to be.) Hogg loved Shelley (I don't mean in a sexual way but as a dear friend), but he was also jealous of Shelley's charm and attractiveness to women. Also he was merely talented and Shelley was a genius, a fact he could never allow himself to admit. When Shelley drowned a month before his thirtieth birthday, Hogg was genuinely shocked and grief-stricken. But a few years later he consoled himself by "marrying" the last woman that Shelley had loved, Jane Williams, the common-law wife of Shelley's friend Edward Ellerker, who drowned with him off the coast of Italy. Neither Williams nor Shelley could marry Jane because she was legally married to a sea captain who had deserted her but was still alive. Basically Hogg was unconventional but didn't want anyone outside his immediate circle to know it, whereas Shelley openly lived according to his heterodox beliefs even when that meant leaving Harriet and their children to live with Mary Godwin (who later wrote Frankenstein under Shelley's influence). I think Hogg wanted to tone down Shelley's radicalism as well as his own, but his method of doing so (altering letters and presenting himself as the "volatile" Shelley's sensible mentor) did Shelley's reputation as a poet and a scholar much more harm than good.

Thanks to Carol Thoma

The Life of Shelley, 2vol (1858);   The Memoirs of Prince Alexy
Haimatoff (1813;  Two Hundred and Nine Days (1827).

Books available:

 Life Of Percy Bysshe Shelley, by Thomas Jefferson Hogg


William Hogg

1728 - On 31 May, 1728, the Royal Bank of Scotland invents the overdraft, one of the most versatile and maginative innovations in modern banking. It allows a William Hogg, merchant in the High Street Edinburgh, to take out of his account up to £1000 (£65,449 in today's value) more than he has in it.
(from:  History of Scottish Banks and Bank Notes  -  Look under Innovation

another link
Royal Bank of Scotland

Capt. Bertram J. Hogg

Kahului Airport in Maui is given the destination letters OGG in honour of Captain Bertram J. Hogg.

Maui info about Capt. Hogg


In Norse myth, Nidhogg ("tearer of corpses") is a monstrous serpent that gnaws perpetually at the deepest root of the World Tree Yggdrasil, threatening to destroy it. This serpent is always bickering with the eagle that houses in the top of the tree. It lies on Nastrond in Niflheim, where it also eats corpses to sustain itself.  Nidhogg is not the only serpent whose task it is to destroy the World Tree.
(from: Encyclopaedia Mythica)

Take a look at the following webpage.  It gives good background on this myth.

Wikipedia's List of Famous Hoggs


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