Dear Maureen and David,
I am interested in your discussions as I am descended from MAHOOD HOOD
MCHOOD MQUID and any variation on the spelling of the name that one
I have them originating from Dromore County Down Ireland, my line went
to Scotland during the Irish potato famine of the 1840 1850's and show
up on the census there.
A letter I have from an aunt says that we are connected to the poet
I think not - they were originally Nurserymen with plant nursery's and
then they became Labourer's or Ag. Labourers.
A third cousin says that when her line left Ireland, they got on the
boat as MAHOOD and when they reached Australia they became HOOD and
remained that way which is why she had trouble
finding their ancestors.
I am telling you this because I am wondering if they were originally
HOOD before they became MAHOOD MCHOOD etc., and thought a new country
would be ideal to return to their original name.
Hamilton New Zealand
On 12/06/2011, at 10:43 AM, dbd959@... wrote:
> William was my 4 great grandfather. I have been researching the Hood
> family and have some information I would be willing to share with you.
> The family had a genealogy done in the 1950s and I have a partial
> copy. Unfortunately, it has some errors and assumptions that i am
> having to correct but it is a starting place. Please let me know if
> you would like to exchange information.
> David Dunlap Hood
> --- In email@example.com, "kirk" <jkirk@...> wrote:
> > My ggg grandfather was born about 1772 in Scotland. He was a
> > at Bargany. He died in Alloway,Scotland sometime before 1827. He
> > was married to Joan Gogar who was born about 1770 & died near
> > Ontario in 1866.
> > Francis Hood & his brother William came with their widowed mother,
> > Joan (Gogar)Hood to Canada in 1827 to Ormstwon, Quebec & settled in
> > Dunwich Township in Ontario.
> > Any information about William Hood or Joan Gogar would be
> > Maureen
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