He was the second son of the Hon. Edward Foley of Stoke Edith, Herefordshire and his wife Eliza Maria Foley Hodgetts. He inherited the Prestwood estate from his mother, whose mother Eliza Foley was a descendant of Philip Foley.
He married Charlotte Margaret Gage, daughter of John Gage and Mary Milbanke and granddaughter of General Thomas Gage and Margaret Kemble, on 20 October 1825. Their son was Henry John Wentworth Hodgetts-Foley
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by John Hodgetts-Foley