Social Victorians/People/Hood

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: Hood
  • Viscount Hood of Whitley
    • Francis Wheler Hood, 8 May 1846 – 27 April 1907
    • Grosvenor Arthur Alexander Hood, 27 April 1907 – 26 Apr 1933
  • Viscountess Hood
    • Edith Lydia Drummond Ward Hood, 18 July 1865 – 28 February 1911
    • Jane Primrose Stapleton-Cotton Hood, 28 February 1911 – 5 March 1919
    • Marguerite Jenny Hood, 2 June 1928 –
  • Dowager Viscountess Hood
    • Edith Lydia Drummond Ward Hood, 28 February 1911 – 9 March 1911
  • Related to the families of the Viscounts Bridport, also Hoods[1][2]


Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality: British

Family[edit | edit source]

  • Francis Wheler Hood, 4th Viscount Hood of Whitley (4 July 1838 – 27 April 1907)[3]
  • Edith Lydia Drummond Ward Hood (– 9 March 1911)[4]
  1. Hon. Mabel Edith Hood (26 May 1866 – 18 Jan 1904)
  2. Grosvenor Arthur Frederick Hood (6 Jun 1867 – 2 Jun 1868)
  3. Grosvenor Arthur Alexander Hood, 5th Viscount Hood of Whitley (13 Nov 1868 – 26 Apr 1933)
  4. Horace Lambert Alexander Hood (2 Oct 1870 – 31 May 1916)
  5. Neville Albert Hood (4 Oct 1872 – 24 Jan 1948)
  6. Alma Margarite Hood (12 Aug 1875 – 27 Feb 1877)
  7. Dorothy Violet Hood (4 Sep 1877 – 28 Jan 1965)
  8. Francis George Hood (28 Mar 1880 – 11 Aug 1949)


  • Grosvenor Arthur Alexander Hood, 5th Viscount Hood of Whitley (13 Nov 1868 – 26 Apr 1933)[5]
  • Primrose (Jane Primrose) Stapleton-Cotton Hood (19 April 1882 – 5 March 1919)[6]
  • Marguerite Jenny Hood (20 May 1881 – 10 May 1966)[7]

Other Hoods at Social Events Hosted by the Prince of Wales or in His Honor[edit | edit source]

  • The Hon. Alexander Hood (might be Hon. Sir Alexander Nelson Hood, of Viscount Bridport? or Horace Lambert Alexander Hood?)
  • Admiral Sir Arthur and Lady Hood and Miss Hood is a different, though not unrelated, family: Admiral Arthur William Acland Hood, 1st and last Baron Hood of Avalon.
  • The Hon. Rosa Hood accompanied Viscount and Viscountess Bridport to an event.
  • The family name for the Viscount Bridport title was Hood also.

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1865 July 18, Francis Wheler Hood and Edith Lydia Drummond Ward married.[4]

1897 July 2, the Hon. Grosvenor Hood attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.

1907 April 27, Francis Wheler Hood, 4th Viscount Hood of Whitley died.

1911 February 28, Grosvenor Arthur Alexander Hood and Primrose Stapleton-Cotton married.[6]

1919 March 5, Primrose Stapleton-Cotton Hood died.

1928 June 2, Grosvenor Arthur Alexander Hood and Marguerite Jenny Hood married.[7]

Costume at the Duchess of Devonshire's 2 July 1897 Fancy-dress Ball[edit | edit source]

At the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball, the Hon. G. Hood — Grosvenor Hood, later 5th Viscount Hood of Whitley — (at 83) attended the ball dressed as a Knight of the Round Table.[8]:8, Col. 1b Along with the other knights, he wore a "white satin tabard, royal blue cloak embroidered in scarlet and gold over chain mail armour, with helmet, spurs, and two-handed sword complete, each with his own crest embroidered on his tabard."[9]:5, Col. 7a

Lafayette's portrait of "Grosvenor Arthur Alexander Hood, 5th Viscount Hood as Sir Galahad" in costume is #150 in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[10] The printing on the portrait says, "The Hon. Grosvenor Hood as Sir Galahad."[11]

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. "Viscount Hood". Wikipedia. 2020-09-22. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Viscount_Hood&oldid=979812099. 
  2. "Viscount Bridport". Wikipedia. 2020-10-08. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Viscount_Bridport&oldid=982557757. 
  3. "Francis Wheler Hood, 4th Viscount Hood of Whitley." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Edith Lydia Drummond Ward." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  5. "Grosvenor Arthur Alexander Hood, 5th Viscount Hood of Whitley." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Jane Primrose Stapleton-Cotton." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Marguerite Jenny Hood." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-18.
  8. "Fancy Dress Ball at Devonshire House." Morning Post Saturday 3 July 1897: 7 [of 12], Col. 4a–8 Col. 2b. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000174/18970703/054/0007.
  9. "Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Ball. A Brilliant Spectacle. Some of the Dresses." London Daily News Saturday 3 July 1897: 5 [of 10], Col. 6a–6, Col. 1b. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000051/18970703/024/0005 and https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/BL/0000051/18970703/024/0006.
  10. "Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball (1897): photogravures by Walker & Boutall after various photographers." 1899. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait-list.php?set=515.
  11. "Grosvenor Hood as Sir Galahad." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw158513/Grosvenor-Arthur-Alexander-Hood-5th-Viscount-Hood-as-Sir-Galahad.