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Hood, Viscount (GB, 1796)


Creation: let. pat. 1 Jun 1796


Family name: Hood




Azure a Fret Argent on a Chief Or three Crescents Sable


A Cornish Chough proper resting the dexter claw on the fluke of an Anchor placed in bend sinister Or


Dexter:  A Merman in his exterior hand a Trident proper;  Sinister:  A Mermaid in her exterior hand a Mirror proper


Ventis Secundis (With favourable winds)



Alexander Hood, of Mosterton, co. Dorset, mar. Elizabeth Beach, dau. of Rev ..... Beach, and had issue:

1. Alexander Hood, of Mosterton, co. Dorset, mar., and had issue:

1a. Arthur Hood, of Mosterton, co. Dorset

2a. Samuel Hood, of Kingsland, co. Dorset, mar. Anne Bere (d. 1775), dau. of James Bere, of Westbury, co. Wiltshire, and had issue:

1b. Arthur Hood, lost in a hurricane in the West Indies

2b. Capt Alexander Hood RN (b. 23 Apr 1758; killed in action aboard HMS Mars 21 Apr 1796), mar. 11 Jul 1792 Elizabeth Periam, dau. and hrss. of John Periam, of Butleigh Wootton and of the Middle Temple, and had issue:

1c. Sir Alexander Hood, 2nd Bt.

1c. Elizabeth Periam Hood, mar. 7 Dec 1837 Rev Francis Lunn, Vicar of Butleigh, co. Somerset

3b. Sir Samuel Hood, 1st Bt.

2. Rev Arthur Hood, Rector of Dowlish Wake, co. Somerset

3. Rev Samuel Hood, Prebendary of Wells, Vicar of Butleigh, co. Somerset, and later of Thorncombe, co. Devon, mar. Mary Hoskyns (d. 10 Oct 1766), dau. of Richard Hoskyns, of Beaminster, co. Dorset, and had issue:

1a. Samuel Hood, later 1st Baron Hood later 1st Viscount Hood

2a. Alexander Hood, later 1st Baron Bridport later 1st Viscount Bridport

1a. Elizabeth Hood, mar. Edward Walker, Alderman of Exeter

1. Elizabeth Hood


Samuel [Hood], 1st Baron Hood later 1st Viscount Hood, GCB


12 Dec 1724


25 Aug 1749 Susannah Linzee (b. 19 Jun 1726; cr. 27 Mar 1795 Baroness Hood, of Catherington in the County of Hampshire;  d. 25 May 1806; bur. at Greenwich Hospital), dau. of Edward Linzee, many times Mayor of Portsmouth, co. Hampshire, by his wife Ann Newnham, dau. and cohrss. of Robert Newnham, of Portsmouth, co. Hampshire

only child

1. Hon Henry Hood, later 2nd Viscount Hood


27 Jan 1816 (bur. at Greenwich Hospital)


19 May 1778 Baronet of Great Britain, styled "of Catherington"

2 Sep 1782 Baron Hood, of Catherington (Peerage of Ireland)

1 Jun 1796 Viscount Hood, of Whitley in the County of Warwick

suc. by



elder brother of Alexander [Hood], 1st Baron Bridport later 1st Viscount Bridport; entered the Navy 1740; Lieut 1746; Commander 1754; Post Captain 1756; blockaded the French coast 1757-59, capturing the 32 gun French frigate "Bellona"; in command in America 1763-67; a Commissioner of the Navy at Portsmouth 1778-80; Rear Admiral of the Blue 1780; took part in Lord Rodney's victory over the French fleet off Dominica 1782; Member of Parliament (Tory) for Westminster 1784-88 and 1790-96, and for Reigate 1789-90; Commander-in-Chied at Portsmouth 1786-89 and 1791-93; Vice Admiral 1787; a Lord of the Admiralty 1788-95; Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean 1793-94, where he directed the victorious attack on Toulon and the capture of Corsica; Admiral of the Blue 1794, of the White 1795, and of the Red 1805; Elder Brother of Trinity House 1795-1816; Governor of Greenwich Hospital 1796-1816; GCB 1815


Henry [Hood], 2nd Baron Hood later 2nd Viscount Hood


25 Aug 1753


10 Sep 1774 Jane Wheler (b. c. 1754; d. 6 Dec 1847), dau. and hrss. of Francis Wheler, of Whitley Abbey, co. Warwick, by his wife Jane Smith, dau. of Abel Smith, of Nottingham


1. Lt Col Hon Francis Wheler Hood (killed in action vp. on the heights of Aire, France 2 Mar 1814), mar. 11 Oct 1804 Caroline Hamond (d. 11 Mar 1858), only dau. of Sir Andrew Snape Hamond, 1st Bt., by his wife Anne Graeme, dau. and hrss. of Henry Graeme, of Hanwell, co. Middlesex, and had issue:

1a. Samuel Hood, later 3rd Viscount Hood

2a. Lt Col Hon Francis Grosvenor Hood, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Viscount by Royal Licence 1836 (b. 4 Mar 1809; killed in action sp. in the trenches at Sebastopol 18 Oct 1854), mar. 8 Sep 1842 his cousin Elizabeth Jane Hamond (d. 15 Jan 1910), 2nd dau. of Sir Graham Eden Hamond, 2nd Bt.

1a. Hon Caroline Hood, granted the sryle and precedence of the daughter of a Viscount by Royal Licence 1836 (d. 9 May 1890), mar. 25 Feb 1834 Arthur Francis Gregory, of Styvichall, co. Warwick

2. Hon Samuel Hood, later 2nd Baron Bridport

1. Hon Susannah Hood (d. 1823), mar. Rev R G Richards

2. Hon Selina Hood (d. 17 Jan 1863), mar. 1805 Vice-Admiral Sir Francis Mason KCB RN (d. 27 May 1853)


25 Jan 1836

suc. by



suc. his mother 25 May 1806 as 2nd Baron Hood; Chamberlain of the Household (Whig) to Queen Caroline 1820-21


Samuel [Hood later Hood-Tibbits], 3rd Viscount Hood


10 Jan 1808


27 Jun 1837 Mary Isabella Tibbits (b. c. 1720; mar. (2) 6 May 1849 Dr George Hall, of Portslade, co. Sussex (d. 10 Sep 1854); mar. (3) 17 Jun 1858 Capt John Borlase Maunsell later Tibbits, of Thorpe Maisor, co. Northampton (d. 17 Jan 1902); d. 18 Jul 1904), dau. and hrss. of Richard John Tibbits, of Barton Seagrave Hall, co. Northampton, by his wife Horatia Charlotte Lockwood, dau. of Thomas Lockwood, by his wife Charlotte Manners-Sutton, 2nd dau. of Lord George Manners later Manners-Sutton (by his first wife Diana Chaplin, only dau. of Thomas Chaplin, of Blankney, co. Lincoln), 3rd son of John [Manners], 3rd Duke of Rutland


1. Hon Francis Wheler Hood, later 4th Visount Hood

2. Hon Albert Hood (b. 26 Aug 1841; d. 21 Dec 1921), mar. 2 Jun 1868 Julia Jane Hornby (d. 20 Aug 1906), only dau. of Thomas Wynn Hornby, of Upham House, co. Hampshire, and had issue

3. Hon Alexander Frederick Hood later Gregory JP, of Styvechale, co. Warwick  (b. 20 May 1843; d. 20 May 1927), mar. 7 Jun 1870 Ethel Cecilia Heber-Percy (d. 21 Nov 1923), 2nd dau. of Algernon Charles Percy later Heber-Percy JP DL, of Hodnet Hall, co. Shropshire, and Airmyn Hall, co. York (by his wife Emily Heber, dau. of Rt Rev Reginald Heber DD, Bishop of Calcutta), 1st son and heir of Rt Rev Hon Hugh Percy, Bishop of Rochester 1827-28 and Bishop of Carlisle 1828-56 (by his first wife Mary Manners-Sutton, dau. of Most Rev Charles Manners-Sutton, DD, Archbishop of Canterbury), younger brother of George [Percy], 5th Duke of Northumberland, and 3rd son of Algernon [Smithson later Percy], 1st Earl of Beverley, and had issue

4. Hon Alfred Hood (b. 7 Mar 1846; d. 14 Sep 1880)

1. Hon Caroline Mary Hood (d. 14 Jan 1890), mar. 17 Dec 1859 Oscar William Holden Hamborough DL, of Pipewell Hall (d. 6 Sep 1900)


8 May 1846

suc. by



took the name of Tibbits after that of Hood by Royal Licence 1840


Francis Wheler [Hood], 4th Viscount Hood


4 Jul 1838


18 Jul 1865 Edith Lydia Drummond Ward (d. 9 Mar 1911; bur. at Hadley Down, co. Suffolk), 2nd surv. dau. of Arthur W Ward, of Calverley Park, Tunbridge Wells, co. Kent


1. Hon Grosvenor Arthur Frederick Hood (b. 6 Jun 1867; dvp. 2 Jun 1868)

2. Hon Grosvenor Arthur Alexander Hood, later 5th Viscount Hood

3. Rear Admiral Hon Sir  Horace Lambert Alexander Hood KCB MVO DSO RN, joined the Royal Navy 1883, Sub-Lieut 1889, Lieut 1890, served on the Nile Expedition 1897-98, Cdr 1898, Capt 1903, served in Somaliland 1903-04, Capt Royal Naval College Osborne 1910-13, ADC to King George V 1912-13, Rear-Admiral 1913, served in World War I 1914-16, Naval Secretary to First Lord of the Admiralty 1914, Admiral commanding Dover Patrol 1914 and 3rd Battle Cruiser Squadron 1915 (b. 2 Oct 1870; k. in action off Jutland 31 May 1916), mar. 19 Jan 1910 Ellen Nickerson (widow of George Augustus Nickerson, of Dedham, Massachusetts, USA; granted the style and precedence of a KCB's widow; d. 1 Oct 1950), dau. of A E Touzalin, and had issue:

1a. Samuel Hood, later 6th Visccount Hood

2a. Hon Alexander Lambert Hood, granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Viscount by Royal Warrant 1934, later 7th Viscount Hood

4. Lt Col Hon Neville Albert Hood CMG DSO DL (b. 4 Oct 1872; d. 24 Jan 1948), mar. 30 Apr 1908 Eveline Mary Pender (d. 31 Mar 1967), only dau. of Herman Usticke Broad later Pender, of Tresilian, Falmouth, co. Cornwall, and had issue

5. Col Francis George Hood (b. 28 Mar 1880; d. 11 Aug 1949), mar. 20 Oct 1904 Helen Kendall Mouncy Prior, 1st dau. of Hon Edward Gawler Prior, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and had issue

1. Hon Mabel Edith Hood (b. 26 May 1866; dvp. 18 Jan 1904), mar. 25 Jul 1889 as his first wife Francis Edward Denzil [Baring], 5th Baron Ashburton, and had issue

2. Hon Alma Margarite Hood (b. 12 Aug 1875; dvp. 27 Feb 1877)

3. Hon Dorothy Violet Hood (b. 4 Sep 1877; d. 28 Jan 1965)


27 Apr 1907 (bur. at Hadley Down, co. Suffolk)

suc. by



entered the Army 1854;  served in the Crimean War; Lt Col 1880; sold the family estates of Whitley Abbey, near Coventry, co. Warwick ,and Barton Seagrave Hall, near Kettering, co. Northampton, and bought another estate, Skipper's Hill, co. Suffolk


Grosvenor Arthur Alexander [Hood], 5th Viscount Hood, OBE


13 Nov 1868

mar. (1)

28 Feb 1911 Jane Primrose Stapleton-Cotton (b. 19 Apr 1882; dsp. 5 Mar 1919), 3rd dau. of Col Hon Richard Southwell George Stapleton-Cotton (2nd son of Wellington Henry [Stapleton-Cotton], 2nd Viscount Combermere), by his wife Hon Jane Charlotte Methuen, 2nd dau. of Frederick Henry Paul [Methuen], 2nd Baron Methuen

mar. (2)

2 Jun 1928 his cousin Marguerite Jenny Hood (b. 20 May 1881; dsp. 10 May 1966), 2nd dau. of Hon Albert Hood (by his wife Julia Jane Hornby, only dau. of Thomas Wynn Hornby, of Upham House, co. Hampshire), 2nd son of Samuel [Hood], 3rd Viscount Hood


s.p. 26 Apr 1933

suc. by



entered the Army 1887; 2nd Lieut 1887-89; servede in the Ashanti Expedition 1895-96, and the Boer War 1899-1902; Major 1905-07; OBE 1919


Samuel [Hood], 6th Viscount Hood, GCMG


15 Oct 1910


s.p.13 Oct 1981

suc. by



Assistant Private Secretary to the Secretary of State for India 1936-39; Private Secretary to the Minister of Information 1939-41; Foreign Office 1942-46; 1st Secretary at Madrid 1947-48; Counsellor at Paris 1948-51; Foreign Office 1951-56; CNG 1953; Assistant Under-Secretary and UK Permanent Representative Council WEU 1956-57; Minister at Washington 1957-62; KCMG 1960; Deputy Under-Secretary  1963-69; GCMG 1969; Deputy Speaker and Deputy Chairman of committees, House of Lords 1971-81; Chairman, Advisory Council of the Victoria & Albert Museum 1975-78


Alexander Lambert [Hood], 7th Viscount Hood


11 Mar 1914


30 Apr 1957 Diana Maud Lyttelton CVO, Assistant Press Secretary to King George VI 1947-52 and to Queen Elizabeth II 1952-57 (b. 1920; d. 15 Mar 2008), 1st dau. of Hon George William Lyttelton, of Findale House, Grundisburgh, co. Suffolk (2nd son of Charles George [Lyttelton], 8th Viscount Cobham), by his wife Pamela Marie Adeane, 1st dau. of Charles Robert Whorwood Adeane CB, of Babraham, co. Cambridge, by his wife Madeline Pamela Constance Blanche Wyndham, dau. of Hon Percy Scawen Wyndham MP (by his wife Madeline Carolien Frances Eden Campbell, 6th dau. of Maj Gen Sir Guy Campbell, 6th Bt.), 2nd son of George [Wyndham], 1st Baron Leconfield


1. Hon Henry Lyttelton Alexander Hood, later 8th Viscount Hood

2. Hon John Samuel Hood, of 68 Thurleigh Road, London (b. 16 Oct 1959), mar. 1982 Melissa Ann Bell, 2nd dau. of Kerry D Bell, of New South Wales, Australia, and has issue

3. Hon James Francis Touzalin Hood, of 5 Phene Street, London (b. 15 Mar 1962)


2 Oct 1999

suc. by



granted the style and precedence of the younger son of a Viscount by Royal Warrant 1934; served in World War II 1939-45 as Lt Cdr RNVR


Henry Lyttelton Alexander [Hood], 8th Viscount Hood


16 Mar 1958


3 Oct 1991 Flora Susan Casement (b. 1959), 2nd dau. of Cdr Michael Bernard Casement OBE RN, of Dene Cottage, West Harting, Petersfield, co. Hampshire (by his wife Christina Rose Maclean, 3rd dau. of Capt John Cassilis Maclean RN), 1st son and heir of Capt Rodderick Casement OBE RN, of Hoben House, Rogate, co. Hampshire, by his wife Elizabeth Kathleen Greenwood, 3rd dau. of Sir Bernard Eyre Greenwell, 2nd Bt., MBE


1. Hon Archibald Lyttelton Samuel Hood (b. 16 May 1993)

2. Hon Atticus Michael Alexander Hood (b. 20 Oct 1995)

3. Hon Willoughby Henry Caspar Hood (b. 11 Nov 1998)

1. Hon Edith Clementine Matilda Hood (b. 11 Nov 1998)

2. Hon Darcy Ellen Fynvola Hood (b. 8 Jul 2002)


 Last updated 30 Aug 2013




8th Viscount Hood, of Whitley in the County of Warwick

(Great Britain, let. pat. 1 Jun 1796)

8th Baron Hood, of Catherington

(Ireland, let. pat. 2 Sep 1782)

8th Baron Hood, of Catherington in the County of Hampshire

(Great Britain, let. pat. 27 May 1795)

8th Baronet, styled "of Catherington"

(Great Britain, let. pat. 19 May 1778)



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