Hodgkinson formerly Banks, bound apprentice to a Bristol merchant. Of Overton, succeeded to that estate by his grandfather's will, F.R.S., F.S.A., high sheriff for Carmarthenshire in 1784. (Will proved 16 Nov 1792). On his death, Overton was inherited by Sir Joseph Banks, Bt. He succeeded to the estate of Edwinsford, Carmarthenshire, on the death of his father-in law, but relinquished it on the death of his wife, Bridget..