Casson, Hodgson an English Wesleyan minister, famous for his zeal, eccentricity, and success, was born at Workington, Cumberland, in 1788. He was converted under the Methodist ministry, applied himself to study, became a local preacher-preaching and being persecuted everywhere and was received by the Conference in 1815. His circuits were principally in the north of England and in Scotland. After a ministry of remarkable earnestness, he reluctantly retired from the active service in 1838, residing in Berstal, and died Nov. 23,1851. See Minutes of the British Conference, 1852, p. 11; West, Sketches of Wesleyan Preachers, p. 187 sq. (Lond. ed.); Stevens, Hist. of Methodism, 3, 294-304: Steele, Life and Labors of Hodgson Casson (Lond. 1854).