HOOD, Hon. Samuel (1788-1868).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1812 - 1818

Family and Education

b. 7 Dec. 1788, 2nd s. of Henry, 2nd Visct. Hood, by Jane, da. and h. of Francis Wheler of Whitley Abbey, Warws. educ. Trinity Coll. Camb. 1806-9; L. Inn 1806. m. 3 July 1810, Lady Charlotte Mary Nelson, subsequently s.j. Duchess of Bronte in Sicily, da. and h. of William, 1st Earl Nelson, 2s. 5da. suc. gt.-uncle Sir Alexander Hood* by spec. rem. as 2nd Baron Bridport [I] 3 May 1814.

Offices Held


Hood, a scion of the distinguished naval family, was returned for Heytesbury on the A’Court interest, which was awarded at that time to the highest bidder. He appeared on the Treasury list of supporters after his election in 1812. In 1813 he voted against Catholic relief throughout. In the following year, soon after the death in action of his elder brother, he succeeded to the Irish peerage of Bridport. This seems to have caused him to lose all interest in Parliament, for no further vote or speech of his is known, and he did not seek re-election in 1818. He died 6 Jan. 1868.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: R. G. Thorne