Hood, Maurice Henry Nelson (1881-1915)

Maurice Henry Nelson Hood, Find a Grave Memorial# 56011997; https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56011997.

Maurice Henry Nelson Hood, Find a Grave Memorial# 56011997; https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56011997.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 1, page 860 [edited image].

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 1, page 860 [edited image].

Maurice Henry Nelson Hood was an insurance broker. He lived at 1918 Haro Street from 1912 to 1914.

 

Family Background

Maurice Henry Nelson Hood (often called “Nelson Hood”) had a promising start to life. He was born on January 16, 1881 in Cricket St. Thomas, Chard, Somerset, England; he was the oldest surviving son of the Second Viscount Bridport of Cricket St. Thomas.

The Lindeseie and Limesi families of Great Britain, volume 1, by John William Lindzee; Boston, Massachusetts, privately printed, 1917, page 744.

The Lindeseie and Limesi families of Great Britain, volume 1, by John William Lindzee; Boston, Massachusetts, privately printed, 1917, page 744.

Nelson was christened on March 6, 1881.

Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914; Reference Number: D\P\cri.st.t/2/1/7; Ancestry.com. Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1914 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Name: Maurice Henry Nelson Hood; Birth Date: 16 Jan 1880; Baptism Date: 6 Mar 1881; Baptism Place: Cricket St Thomas, Somerset, England; Parish as it Appears: Cricket St Thomas; Father: Arthur W. A. Nelson Hood; Mother: Maria Julia Georgina Hood.

Somerset Heritage Service; Taunton, Somerset, England; Somerset Parish Records, 1538-1914; Reference Number: D\P\cri.st.t/2/1/7; Ancestry.com. Somerset, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1914 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. Name: Maurice Henry Nelson Hood; Birth Date: 16 Jan 1880; Baptism Date: 6 Mar 1881; Baptism Place: Cricket St Thomas, Somerset, England; Parish as it Appears: Cricket St Thomas; Father: Arthur W. A. Nelson Hood; Mother: Maria Julia Georgina Hood.

The Hood family was related to William Nelson, First Earl Nelson, who was the older brother of Horatio Nelson, the British naval commander.

The Times (London, England), March 29, 1924, page 14.

The Times (London, England), March 29, 1924, page 14.

Nelson Hood’s mother was Maria Georgina Julia Fox-Strangways (1843-1922).

The Times (London, England), Wednesday, December 13, 1922, page 15.

The Times (London, England), Wednesday, December 13, 1922, page 15.

As the oldest surviving son, Nelson was in line to inherit the title of Viscount Bridport.

 

Early Life

In 1891, Nelson was a pupil at Sandroyd School, near Cobham, Surrey. The head of the school was Rev. Lewis Herbert Wellesley-Wesley (1844-1931), who was also the vicar of Hatchford Chapel.

The Times (London, England), Monday, May 4, 1931, page 1.

The Times (London, England), Monday, May 4, 1931, page 1.

Like many men in his family, Nelson Hood spent several years at sea.

In 1895 and 1900 he was an apprentice on the Brilliant, an iron-hulled sailing ship based in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The “Brilliant” under sail [about 1888], State Library of South Australia, A.D. Edwardes Collection, PRG 1373/3/11; https://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/PRG+1373/3/11.

The “Brilliant” under sail [about 1888], State Library of South Australia, A.D. Edwardes Collection, PRG 1373/3/11; https://collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/resource/PRG+1373/3/11.

In 1902, Nelson became qualified as a second mate of a foreign-going ship.

Ancestry.com. UK and Ireland, Masters and Mates Certificates, 1850-1927 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Master's Certificates. Greenwich, London, UK: National Maritime Museum. Name: Maurice Henry Nelson Hood; Estimated Age: 21; Birth Date: 1881; Birth Place: Chard, Somerset; Issue Date: 18 Dec 1902; Issue Port: London; Certificate Number: 037313.

Ancestry.com. UK and Ireland, Masters and Mates Certificates, 1850-1927 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Master’s Certificates. Greenwich, London, UK: National Maritime Museum. Name: Maurice Henry Nelson Hood; Estimated Age: 21; Birth Date: 1881; Birth Place: Chard, Somerset; Issue Date: 18 Dec 1902; Issue Port: London; Certificate Number: 037313.

After about two or three years as a merchant mariner, Nelson became a member of the Royal Naval Reserve. By 1906 he was a sub-lieutenant.

The London Gazette, November 20, 1906, issue 27969, page 7816; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/27969/page/7816. [Note: the date in the notice is October 23, 1905, but the gazette issue is November 20, 1906.]

The London Gazette, November 20, 1906, issue 27969, page 7816; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/27969/page/7816. [Note: the date in the notice is October 23, 1905, but the gazette issue is November 20, 1906.]

However, by 1908 he was no longer in the naval reserve. (According to some sources, he was “invalided out” of the reserve.)

The London Gazette, February 21, 1908, issue 28111, page 1205; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/28111/page/1205.

The London Gazette, February 21, 1908, issue 28111, page 1205; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/28111/page/1205.

For about two months he worked as an insurance agent in England.

 

Marriage to Ethel Rose Kendall

In 1908, Nelson married Ethel Rose Kendall, who was acting in English theatres under the name “Eileen Orme.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), December 13, 1908, page 14, column 3.

The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), December 13, 1908, page 14, column 3.

Ethel was born in Middlesex, England, about 1890. Her father was Charles Kendall, an accountant who was born about 1854. Ethel’s mother was Winifred (“Minnie”) Smith (1867-1907).

 

Financial Difficulties

Nelson was part of a prominent family, but he was apparently not independently wealthy. Like many men of his background, he had a taste for extravagant living, and this led him into financial trouble.

In 1896, he inherited £2,000 from his great aunt. This was a significant sum at the time, but it probably would not have lasted very long.

Will of Hon. Mrs. Georgina Carnegie, widow of the Hon. John Jervis Carnegie, The Morning Post (London, England), May 21, 1896, page 2 [selected portions of article].

Will of Hon. Mrs. Georgina Carnegie, widow of the Hon. John Jervis Carnegie, The Morning Post (London, England), May 21, 1896, page 2 [selected portions of article].

Nelson had only a short career in the merchant marine and the Royal Naval Reserve. He was an insurance agent in England for only two months, and he probably earned only a small amount from that work.

He accumulated gambling debts and he lost money on the stock exchange. For a time he went to money-lenders to get temporary funds, but he could not pay these debts, either. Some of his creditors went to court to get at least some of their money.

In January 1910, the bankruptcy court made a receiving order, putting Nelson into bankruptcy.

The London Gazette, January 11, 1910, issue 28328, page 296; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/28328/page/296.

The London Gazette, January 11, 1910, issue 28328, page 296; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/28328/page/296.

Nelson said that the reasons for his financial situation included: living beyond his means; inability to find work; illness; and “losses by betting and otherwise.”

The Times (London, England), Friday, February 11, 1910, page 4.

The Times (London, England), Friday, February 11, 1910, page 4.

By the spring of 1911, Nelson’s estate paid its first and only dividend to the creditors: 2 shillings and 10.5 pence per pound (about 14 percent).

The London Gazette, May 16, 1911, page 3790; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/28494/page/3790.

The London Gazette, May 16, 1911, page 3790; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/28494/page/3790.

 

Walhachin: A Planned Community

About 1910, the Hood family moved to Walhachin, near Kamloops, British Columbia.

Walhachin was a planned community of orchards and a town site, which was hoping to attract well-to-do settlers. The British Columbia Development Association Limited was a company that had promoted other British Columbia projects, and it predicted that Walhachin would be a success. To organize the development and sale of the lots, British Columbia Development Association transferred the orchard lands to British Columbia Horticultural Estates Limited, and the town site lands to Dry Belt Settlement Utilities Limited.

British Columbia Development Association, Limited [excerpts]; The Economist (London, England), December 14, 1907, page 2206.

British Columbia Development Association, Limited [excerpts]; The Economist (London, England), December 14, 1907, page 2206.

Because the land was very dry, the community promoters built a temporary flume to carry water for irrigation. Many residents left to serve in Europe during the First World War, and a storms damaged large parts of the flume. Even though some people returned after the war, they were not able to repair the flume or properly prune the overgrown orchards. By 1922, almost all of the settlers were gone.

One of the high trestles - Snohoosh Flume; The British Columbia Development Association Limited, 1910, https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/langmann/items/1.0053381#p22z-6r0f:

One of the high trestles – Snohoosh Flume; The British Columbia Development Association Limited, 1910, https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/langmann/items/1.0053381#p22z-6r0f:

The man standing at the bottom of the trestle in the photograph above resembles Nelson Hood, but it is not certain that Nelson is the man in the photograph.

Man standing at bottom of trestle - Snohoosh Flume; [detail] The British Columbia Development Association Limited, 1910, https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/langmann/items/1.0053381#p22z-6r0f:

Man standing at bottom of trestle – Snohoosh Flume; [detail] The British Columbia Development Association Limited, 1910, https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/langmann/items/1.0053381#p22z-6r0f:

By 1912, the British Columbia Development Association Limited was in financial trouble, and the English court made a winding-up order against the company.

The British Columbia Development Association, Ltd., The Times (London, England), October 23, 1912; page 4.

The British Columbia Development Association, Ltd., The Times (London, England), October 23, 1912; page 4.

 

The Hood Family in Walhachin

In 1910, Ethel and her sister, Winifred (sometimes known as “Freda”), sailed on R.M.S. Empress of Britain, from Liverpool to Quebec City. Their destination was Walhachin.

An informal census of Walhachin in 1910 included Nelson, Ethel and their daughter, Eileen (known as “Mollie”), along with Freda, who was listed as “Miss Kendall.”

Informal census taken of the population of the town of Walhachin, British Columbia, on the 19th day of November, 1910; The British Columbia Development Association Limited, 1910; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/langmann/items/1.0053381#p1z-3r0f:

Informal census taken of the population of the town of Walhachin, British Columbia, on the 19th day of November, 1910; The British Columbia Development Association Limited, 1910; https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/langmann/items/1.0053381#p1z-3r0f:

In 1911, Freda Kendall’s engagement to Reginald Christie appeared in the Merritt Herald.

It appears that this marriage never took place.

 

Life in Vancouver

Nelson and his family stayed in Walhachin only a short time before moving to Vancouver.

Nelson appeared in the Vancouver directories from 1912 to 1914. He lived at 1918 Haro Street, and he was a broker for the London and Lancashire Guarantee and Accident Company of Canada.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 1, page 860 [edited image].

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1912, Part 1, page 860 [edited image].

During most of his time in Vancouver, Nelson had a fairly low profile. However, in January 1912, he was walking home from the tram car at the corner of Denman Street and Robson Street. Two hold-up men confronted him and robbed him of $218.

“Holdups Result in Appointment of More Police,” Vancouver Daily World, January 17, 1912, page 3, column 3.

“Holdups Result in Appointment of More Police,” Vancouver Daily World, January 17, 1912, page 3, column 3.

The Winnipeg Tribune, January 17, 1912, page 9, column 4.

The Winnipeg Tribune, January 17, 1912, page 9, column 4.

 

Freda Kendall

Ethel’s sister, Freda Kendall, also moved to Vancouver, where she lived for a time with the Hood family at 1918 Haro Street.

Freda appeared in the Vancouver society pages for several years during and after the First World War. She was friends with Daphne Brougham, the daughter of Wilfrid Francis Brougham. He lived at 1967 Barclay Street in 1903 and 2067 Pendrell Street from 1904 to 1909. He was also at 2067 Pendrell Street from 1924 to 1928.

Like Nelson Hood, Wilfrid Brougham was from a prominent English family. His father, Wilfrid Brougham (1842-1904), was the son of William Brougham, the second Baron Brougham and Vaux (pronounced “broom and vawks”). Also like Nelson Hood, Wilfrid Brougham was married to a stage entertainer: Mrs. Brougham was formerly Frances Graham, a talented opera singer.

Society, Vancouver Daily World, Saturday, May 8, 1915, page 5, column 5.

Society, Vancouver Daily World, Saturday, May 8, 1915, page 5, column 5.

Personal Notes; Social Events, Vancouver Daily World, May 23, 1919, page 6, column 1.

Personal Notes; Social Events, Vancouver Daily World, May 23, 1919, page 6, column 1.

In 1919, Freda moved back to England.

Social Events, Vancouver Daily World, August 22, 1919, page 6, column 2.

Social Events, Vancouver Daily World, August 22, 1919, page 6, column 2.

Vancouver Daily World, January 6, 1922, page 6, column 4.

Vancouver Daily World, January 6, 1922, page 6, column 4.

It appears that Freda never married, and that she lived in England until she died on May 3, 1960.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Winifred Margaret Kendall [Freda Kendall]; Death Date: 3 May 1960; Death Place: London, England; Probate Date: 5 Jul 1960; Registry: London, England.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Winifred Margaret Kendall [Freda Kendall]; Death Date: 3 May 1960; Death Place: London, England; Probate Date: 5 Jul 1960; Registry: London, England.

Nelson Hood: Military Activities in Vancouver

In April 1912 Nelson became a provisional lieutenant and signalling officer with the 72nd Highlanders of Canada.

Vancouver Daily World, April 6, 1912, page 12, columns 1 and 3.

Vancouver Daily World, April 6, 1912, page 12, columns 1 and 3.

Nelson performed this role for only a short time before he went back to Europe.

 

Travel to Europe and South America

In April 1913, Nelson and Edith sailed from Southampton, England, to Lisbon, Portugal.

Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Name: Hon M Nelson Hood; Gender: Male; Age: 32; Birth Date: abt 1881; Departure Date: 11 Apr 1913; Port of Departure: Southampton, England; Destination Port: Lisbon, Portugal; Ship Name: Avon; Shipping line: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co; Official Number: 124665; Master: C E Down.

Ancestry.com. UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Name: Hon M Nelson Hood; Gender: Male; Age: 32; Birth Date: abt 1881; Departure Date: 11 Apr 1913; Port of Departure: Southampton, England; Destination Port: Lisbon, Portugal; Ship Name: Avon; Shipping line: Royal Mail Steam Packet Co; Official Number: 124665; Master: C E Down.

In May 1913, they travelled from Buenos Aires, Argentina, back to Southampton, England.

The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists.; Class: BT26; Piece: 570; Item: 11. Ancestry.com. UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008: Name: The Honorable Maurice Henry Hood; Birth Date: abt 1880; Age: 33; Port of Departure: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Arrival Date: 17 May 1913; Port of Arrival: Southampton, England; Ship Name: Asturias; Shipping line: Royal Mail Steam Packet Company; Official Number: 124669.

The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Board of Trade: Commercial and Statistical Department and successors: Inwards Passenger Lists.; Class: BT26; Piece: 570; Item: 11. Ancestry.com. UK, Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008: Name: The Honorable Maurice Henry Hood; Birth Date: abt 1880; Age: 33; Port of Departure: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Arrival Date: 17 May 1913; Port of Arrival: Southampton, England; Ship Name: Asturias; Shipping line: Royal Mail Steam Packet Company; Official Number: 124669.

 

War Service

In 1914, Nelson resumed his naval career as a lieutenant in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve.

In June 1915 he was reported missing at the Dardanelles.

Notes of the Day, Devon and Exeter Daily Gazette (Exeter, England), June 12, 1915, page 3.

Notes of the Day, Devon and Exeter Daily Gazette (Exeter, England), June 12, 1915, page 3.

Ethel did not accept that Nelson was dead; she waited until she received proof from the British Admiralty.

By October the naval authorities had concluded that Nelson had been killed during the first week of June.

Deaths, The Times (London, England), October 4, 1915; page 6.

Deaths, The Times (London, England), October 4, 1915; page 6.

Dead on the Field of Honour: Officers Killed in Action; Illustrated London News (London, England), October 16, 1915; page 504.

Dead on the Field of Honour: Officers Killed in Action; Illustrated London News (London, England), October 16, 1915; page 504.

As a result of Nelson’s death, his son, Rowland, became the heir to the title of Viscount Bridport.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), August 20, 1916, page 14, column 2.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), August 20, 1916, page 14, column 2.

In 1924, Nelson’s father died. Nelson’s son, Rowland, became the next Viscount Bridport.

In 1925, Ethel applied to the English King to allow her and her daughter, Eileen, to have the same title and privileges that they would have had if Nelson had survived his father. The King agreed with Ethel’s request.

The London Gazette, March 24, 1925, page 2047; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33032/page/2047.

The London Gazette, March 24, 1925, page 2047; https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/33032/page/2047.

Ethel died in Eastbourne, Sussex, on April 17, 1931. (It appears that the obituary’s reference to “Chu Chin Chow” is incorrect, since that musical comedy did not appear until 1916. Ethel had acted in “The Little Michus” and “The Merry Widow.”)

Lady Bridport, The Times (London, England), Monday, April 20, 1931, page 16.

Lady Bridport, The Times (London, England), Monday, April 20, 1931, page 16.

Nelson and Ethel had the following children.

 

Eileen Sibil Mary Nelson

Eileen Sibil Mary Nelson was born in London, England, on January 25, 1910.

The Evening Telegraph and Post (Dundee, Scotland), January 27, 1910, page 1.

The Evening Telegraph and Post (Dundee, Scotland), January 27, 1910, page 1.

In 1933, Eileen became engaged to David Lawrence Baker.

Marriages, The Times (London, England), May 12, 1933, page 17.

Marriages, The Times (London, England), May 12, 1933, page 17.

The newspapers told a romantic story about David’s courtship of Eileen.

“Suitor in a Hurry,” Citizen (Gloucester, England), May 15, 1933, page 11.

“Suitor in a Hurry,” Citizen (Gloucester, England), May 15, 1933, page 11.

he marriage was on July 11, 1933. Only 15 months later, David was taking steps to get divorced.

“Mr. D. L. Baker to Seek Divorce,” Daily Mail (London, England), October 24, 1934, page 13.

“Mr. D. L. Baker to Seek Divorce,” Daily Mail (London, England), October 24, 1934, page 13.

It appears that David did not proceed with the divorce. In late May 1936, Eileen was in a London nursing home, preparing to give birth to twins. The babies were born on May 26.

The Times (London, England), May 28, 1936; page 1.

The Times (London, England), May 28, 1936; page 1.

Eileen died 18 hours later.

Obituary, The Times (London, England), May 27, 1936; page 18.

Obituary, The Times (London, England), May 27, 1936; page 18.

David died in England in 1973.

 

Rowland Arthur Herbert Nelson

Roland Arthur Herbert Nelson was born in Walhachin, British Columbia on May 22, 1911.

In 1924, Rowland’s grandfather died. Rowland became the next Viscount Bridport.

Society and Personal, Aberdeen Press and Journal (Aberdeen, Scotland), March 31, 1924, page 6.

Society and Personal, Aberdeen Press and Journal (Aberdeen, Scotland), March 31, 1924, page 6.

Rowland went to the Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, England. He was a midshipman on H.M.S. Nelson from 1928 to 1931. He later became a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy.

In 1934, Rowland became engaged to Pamela Aline Mary Baker, who was the sister of David Lawrence Baker. Pamela had been one of Eileen Hood’s bridesmaids when Eileen had married David Baker.

Lord Bridport’s Romance, Special “Daily Mail” News, Daily Mail (London, England), April 26, 1934, page 13.

Lord Bridport’s Romance, Special “Daily Mail” News, Daily Mail (London, England), April 26, 1934, page 13.

In 1935, Rowland and Pamela made a long sea voyage, including stops in Java, Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America.

The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, New South Wales), December 24, 1935, page 4, columns 4-5 [headline only].

The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, New South Wales), December 24, 1935, page 4, columns 4-5 [headline only].

From 1939 to 1940 Rowland was a Lord-in-Waiting (government whip in the House of Lords) in the government of Neville Chamberlain.

 

Divorce: Pamela’s Re-Marriages

Rowland and Pamela were divorced in 1945.

“Lord Bridport Granted Decree Nisi,” The Times (London, England), June 2, 1945; page 8.

“Lord Bridport Granted Decree Nisi,” The Times (London, England), June 2, 1945; page 8.

In 1945, Pamela married Major Alexander James Scratchley. He was born in 1906. He died on May 13, 1973.

The Times (London, England), Wednesday, May 16, 1973; page 34.

The Times (London, England), Wednesday, May 16, 1973; page 34.

In 1975, Pamela married Simon N. Stourton.

Marriages, The Times (London, England), July 3, 1975, page 17.

Marriages, The Times (London, England), July 3, 1975, page 17.

Pamela died on July 19, 1994.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Pamela Aline Mary Stourton; Death Date: 19 Jul 1994; Death Place: Dyrham Chippenham Wilts; Probate Date: 20 Oct 1994; Registry: Winchester.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Pamela Aline Mary Stourton; Death Date: 19 Jul 1994; Death Place: Dyrham Chippenham Wilts; Probate Date: 20 Oct 1994; Registry: Winchester.

Rowland’s Later Life

On January 2, 1946, Rowland married Sheila Jeanne Agatha Little (née van Meurs).

Marriages, The Times (London, England), January 3, 1946; page 6.

Marriages, The Times (London, England), January 3, 1946; page 6.

Rowland died on July 25, 1969, in Sicily.

The Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, Iowa), July 29, 1969, page 16, column 1.

The Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, Iowa), July 29, 1969, page 16, column 1.

In 1988, Sheila married Alexei Vasilievich Haieff (1914-1994), who was a Russian-born American composer.

Sheila died on May 24, 1996.

Rowland and Sheila had a son, Alexander Nelson Hood, who was born on March 17, 1948. He became the Fourth Viscount Bridport in 1969.

“When Bridports Turn a Blind Eye,” by Nigel Dempster, Daily Mail (London, England), July 21, 1986; page 15.

“When Bridports Turn a Blind Eye,” by Nigel Dempster, Daily Mail (London, England), July 21, 1986; page 15.

 

Sources

Bridport, Viscount (UK, 1868), Cracroft’s Peerage, http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/bridport1868.htm. [Includes description of Hood family.]

 

Alexander Nelson Hood (grandfather of Maurice Henry Nelson Hood)

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSJ3-HQ1 : 29 August 2015), Arthur W A N Hood, Bognor, Sussex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Bognor subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NRD-2P5 : 31 December 2014), Alexander Nelson Viscount Bridport Hood, 1904; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Windsor, Berkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q26M-798V : 8 March 2017), Alexander Nelson Hood, 1904.

 

Arthur Wellington Alexander Nelson Hood (father of Maurice Henry Nelson Hood)

Arthur Hood, 2nd Viscount Bridport; Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthur_Hood,_2nd_Viscount_Bridport. “Arthur Wellington Alexander Nelson Hood, 2nd Viscount Bridport CB (15 December 1839 – 28 March 1924) was a British Army officer and nobleman. . . . On 4 April 1872 he married Lady Maria Georgiana Julia Fox-Strangways, daughter of Hon. John George Charles Fox-Strangways and Amelia Marjoribanks. Their daughter Mary married Sir Herbert Cook. . . . He died in Vale, Guernsey and was buried in Vale Cemetery, Lancrosse Vale..

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NS5-W51 : 1 October 2014), Arthur Wellington Alexander Nelson Hood, 1840; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, St. George Hanover Square, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England, Dorset, Parish Registers, 1538-1936,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VCRN-67F : 24 December 2014), Arthur Wellington Alexander Nelson Hood and Georgiana Julia Fox Strangways, 04 Apr 1872; Marriage, citing Abbotsbury, Abbotsbury, Dorset, England, Record Office, Dorchester; FHL microfilm 2,427,684.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DLN-C77 : 13 December 2014), Arthur Wellington A N Hood, 1872; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1872, quarter 2, vol. 5A, p. 575, Weymouth, Dorset, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q273-ZPZM : 18 August 2016), Arthur W A N Hon Hood in household of Hon Mrs Fox Strangeways, St George Hanover Square, London,Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 18, Piece/Folio 98/121, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,335.

“New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JJVB-MPB : 6 December 2014), Arthur Wellington Alexander Hood, 06 Mar 1911; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

 

Maria Georgia Julia Fox-Strangways (mother of Maurice Henry Nelson Hood)

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q273-ZPZY : 18 August 2016), Maria J G Lady Hood in household of Hon Mrs Fox Strangeways, St George Hanover Square, London,Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 18, Piece/Folio 98/121, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,335.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHQ-DV17 : 4 September 2014), Maria G J Viscountess Fridport Hood, 1922; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Reigate, Surrey, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Maurice Henry Nelson Hood

Maurice Henry Nelson Hood; http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~haslatter/history/bowdens/bk/f4881.htm

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XV4-GQ1 : 1 October 2014), Maurice Henry N Hood, 1881; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Chard, Somerset, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK65-F2V7 : 18 August 2016), Maurice Hy Nelson Hood in household of Hon Mrs Fox Strangeways, St George Hanover Square, London,Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 18, Piece/Folio 98/121, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,335.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QX2R-ZN2 : 14 October 2015), Maurice Henry Nelson Hood, Cobham, Surrey, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Surrey county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007. Name: Maurice Hy N Hood; Estimated birth year: abt 1881; Age: 17; Port of Departure: London; Port of Arrival: Sydney, New South Wales; Voyage Arrival Date: 1 Jul 1898; Vessel Name: Brilliant; Origin Location: Somerset, England [selected portions].

Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Unassisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1826-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007. Name: Maurice Hy Nelson Hood; Estimated birth year: abt 1881; Age: 19; Port of Departure: London; Port of Arrival: Sydney, New South Wales; Voyage Arrival Date: 13 Feb 1900; Vessel Name: Brilliant; Origin Location: Somerset, England [selected portions].

Aberdeen Built Ships; Name: Brilliant; http://www.aberdeenships.com/single.asp?index=99607: “Sydney Evening News, 29/7/1895: Brilliant, Capt. CW. Davidson, completed yesterday voyage from London of 80 days. Left Gravesend 24 April & start point 29th. To the Cape much light and adverse weather was experienced. Equator crossed 30 May. Meridian of Cape of Good Hope crossed 1 July & easting made between parallels 40+41 S. (just north of southern ocean), some capital running being made, ship arrived in capital trim.”

“Two Great Racing Rivals; The Brilliant and the Pericles, two fine-lined sailing vessels, were built for the Australian route. Year after year they engaged in soma of the most exciting races on record,” Shipping Wonders of the World, Part 15, May 19, 1936; http://www.shippingwondersoftheworld.com/brilliant-pericles.html

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DFR-DDT : 13 December 2014), Maurice Henry N Hood, 1908; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1908, quarter 4, vol. 1B, p. 1010, Strand, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Walhachin, Wikipedia article, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walhachin.

The Walhachin Myth : A Study in Settlement Abandonment, by Nelson A. Riis, BC Studies, No. 17, Spring 1973, pages 3-25; http://ojs.library.ubc.ca/index.php/bcstudies/article/viewFile/768/810, at page 18: “The young men usually had one of three backgrounds: one of repeated failure and/or behavioural problems in schools such as Eton and Marlborough, one of personal scandal or legal “difficulties,” or one of military or civil service expulsion. Generally their families were at a loss as to what to do with them so the boys were encouraged to go overseas to manage the family’s newly acquired property at Walhachin. Indeed, the quality of settler at Walhachin left much to be desired. There was often little willingness to work, a lack of useful skills, little motivation to succeed, or as one informant stated, “Walhachin was a catch-all for rejects.”

“Cloistered Colonists,” Gentlemen Emigrants, Patrick A. Dunae; Vancouver, Douglas &McIntyre Ltd., 1981, page 166: “The allegation is unflattering and unfounded. In the first place, only a handful of the young men of Walhachin had been sent to manage their families’ estates; most of the cheechakos came to learn fruit farming or some other type of agriculture. Secondly, few if any of the youths had been expelled from their schools or the services, though some of the youths may have failed to pass the civil service or army entrance examinations. By and large, the young men at Walhachin were either adventurers or supernumerary gentlemen. They may have been rumbustious, but they could scarcely be called ‘rejects.’”

Walhachin, by John Stewart, Assistant Archivist, Kamloops Museum, June 2, 1987; http://www.kamloops.ca/museum/archives/pdfs/N371%20-%20Walhachin.pdf

Scoundrels, Dreamers & Second Sons: British Remittance Men in the Canadian West, by Mark Zuehlke; Madeira Park, British Columbia, Harbour Publishing Company Limited, 1994.

The Short Season of High Society, Legion Magazine, by Graham Chandler, June 4, 2009; https://legionmagazine.com/en/2009/06/the-short-season-of-high-society/ [includes history and illustrations of Walhachin].

The legend of Walhachin gets a fresh look, [review of Walhachin: Birth of a Legend, by Larry Jacobsen (2014)], by Barbara Roden, Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal; July 7, 2015; http://www.ashcroftcachecreekjournal.com/community/the-legend-of-walhachin-gets-a-fresh-look/.

“Walhachin: From Dust to Riches to Rags,” by Michael Potestio, Merritt Herald, October 1, 2015; http://www.merrittherald.com/walhachin-from-dust-to-riches-to-rags/. “Walhachin was marketed as an ideal place for the non-land inheriting second and third sons of wealthy English families to venture to.”

Golden Country: Past, Present, and Beyond: Ghosts of Walhachin part five; by Barbara Roden, Ashcroft-Cache Creek Journal; Feb 21, 2017; http://www.ashcroftcachecreekjournal.com/our-town/golden-country-past-present-and-beyond-ghosts-of-walhachin-part-five/

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-7YKW : 2 March 2015), Monas Hood in entry for Reginald Colson, 1911; citing Census, Yale and Cariboo Sub-Districts 55-65, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,665; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=47792&highlight=38&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Morris+Hood.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVKT-XC26 : 11 July 2016), Maurice Henry Nelson  Hood, 1915; Burial, Gallipoli, , Canakkale, Turkey, Helles Memorial; citing record ID 56011997, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=56011997.

“BillionGraves Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV3M-PTYW : 7 December 2015), Maurice Henry Nelson Hood, died 04 Jun 1915; citing BillionGraves (http://www.billiongraves.com : 2012), Burial at Cricket Saint Thomas (Saint Thomas) Churchyard, Cricket St Thomas, Somerset, England, United Kingdom; https://billiongraves.com/grave/person/9380368#/ [includes photographs of memorial plaques].

Esher District Local History Society; Claygate War Memorial; http://www.edlhs.co.uk/Claygate%20War%20Memorial.html: “M.H. Nelson-Hood: In Memory of Lieutenant The Hon. Maurice Henry Nelson-Hood; Hood Bn., R.N. Div., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve who died age 34 on Monday 7th June 1915. Lieutenant Hood, only son of the late 2nd Viscount Bridport and Viscountess Bridport), of 28, Norfolk Square, Hyde Park, London. Remembered with Honour Helles Memorial. Kellys – 1915: Hood – Hon. Maurice Henry Nelson. The Cottage, Beaconsfield Road, Claygate, Surrey.

 

Louis Herbert Wellesley Wesley (head of Sandroyd School)

University of Texas, Collection on L. H. Wellesley Wesley; http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/smu/00255/smu-00255.html: “This manuscript collection comprises letters received by Rev. L. H. Wellesley Wesley (1844-1931) between 1893 and 1914. Rev. Wesley served vicarages in Hatchford, Worfield, and Daybrook, and established the Sandroyd School in 1888. . . . British Anglican clergyman and educator Louis Herbert Wellesley Wesley, M. A. (1844-1931) was the son of Alfred and Anne Lilley Wesley and a relative of John Wesley (1703-1791) and Charles Wesley (1707-1788), the founders of Methodism. . . . As an educator, Rev. Wesley began tutoring students privately. In 1888 he opened a boys’ school at his home, Sandroyd House, near Cobham, Surrey. Wesley served as headmaster of Sandroyd School from 1888 until 1898. Wesley’s most famous student was Prince Charles Edward, second duke of Albany (1884–1954), grandson of Queen Victoria. L. H. Wellesley Wesley married Lilian Octavia Seymour (1868-1905) in 1895 or 1896. They had one son, Charles Michael Wellesley Wesley (1898-1982).”

Exploring Surrey’s Past; Sandroyd School, Cobham; http://www.exploringsurreyspast.org.uk/themes/people/notable_residents/rattigan/: “Sandroyd School was built on the Fairmile Estate at Sandy Lane, Cobham, c.1905. The school had existed since 1888, when Reverend Louis Herbert Wellesley-Wesley, vicar of Hatchford, had established a coaching establishment for boys at a property called Sandroyd in Green Lane, Cobham. Sandroyd had originally been designed as a house in 1861, by the Arts and Crafts architect Philip Webb, for the Pre-Raphaelite artist John Roddam Spencer-Stanhope (1829-1908). The school grew quickly and when Rev Wellesley-Wesley married in 1895 the school was taken over by Charles Plumpton Wilson, MA, and William Maysey Hornby, MA. Seeking larger, purpose-built premises, architects Treadwell & Martin were commissioned to build a new school on the Sandy Lane site (see SHC ref 8867/1/6). Surrounded by forty acres the new site provided enviable facilities including a heated indoor swimming pool, a nine-hole golf course, and two squash courts!”

Sandroyd School; Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandroyd_School: “Sandroyd School was originally established by the Reverend Louis Herbert Wellesley Wesley as a small private coaching establishment for boys hoping to enter Eton College.”

John Roddam Spencer Stanhope; Wikipedia article; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Roddam_Spencer_Stanhope.

 

Charles Kendall (father of Ethel Rose Kendall)

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:71P9-C6Z : 1 April 2016), Charles Kendall in household of Robert Churchman, Wokingham, Berkshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Berkshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X962-W5T : 8 April 2016), Charles Kendall, Willesden, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Willesden subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X7LF-LRR : 2 August 2017), Charles Kendall, Wokingham Within, Wokingham, Berkshire, England; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

 

Minnie Smith (mother of Ethel Rose Kendall)

The Heirs of Europe, Bronté; Monday, 11 January 2016; http://heirsofeurope.blogspot.ca/2016/01/bronte.html: “34. Charles Kendall * Stanground, Huntingdonshire 1854; Bank accountant, living in Willesden 1901; x St. Giles 7/9-1889: 35. Minnie Smith * Hackney 1867.

Minnie Emily Kendall (1867–1907); Birth Abt 1867, Hackney, Middlesex, England; Death July 1907 • Wokingham, Berkshire, England. (ancestry.ca)

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:71P9-LT2 : 1 April 2016), Minnie Kendall, Wokingham, Berkshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Berkshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X962-W5Y : 8 April 2016), Minnie Kendall in household of Charles Kendall, Willesden, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Willesden subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2NB5-7RB : 31 December 2014), Minnie Kendall, 1907; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Wokingham, Berkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Ethel Rose Kendall (wife of Maurice Henry Nelson Hood)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XBW-ZYN : 1 October 2014), Ethel Rose Kendall, 1890; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Barnet, Middlesex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England. (possible connection).

London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Board of Guardian Records, 1834-1906/Church of England Parish Registers, 1754-1906; Reference Number: dro/031/a/01/001. Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Ethel Rose Kendall; Gender: Female; Record Type: Baptism; Baptism Date: 2 Nov 1890; Baptism Place: St Paul, Enfield, England; Father: Charles Kendall; Mother: Minnie Kendall; Register Type: Parish Registers.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:71P9-TMM : 1 April 2016), Ethel R Kendall in household of Minnie Kendall, Wokingham, Berkshire, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Berkshire county,  subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X962-W5B : 8 April 2016), Ethel Kendall in household of Charles Kendall, Willesden, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Willesden subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2DFR-P6X : 13 December 2014), Ethel Rose Kendall, 1908; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1908, quarter 4, vol. 1B, p. 1010, Strand, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HLM-BZF : 27 December 2014), Eileen Hood, Aug 1910; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4770, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-7YK4 : 2 March 2015), Eillenn Hood in entry for Reginald Colson, 1911; citing Census, Yale and Cariboo Sub-Districts 55-65, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,665; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=47792&highlight=39&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Eille%3F+Hood.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHN-D93V : 4 September 2014), Ethel R Viscountess Bridport Hood, 1931; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Winifred M Kendall (sister of Ethel Rose Kendall)

“Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2HLM-B8M : 27 December 2014), Winifred M Kendall, Aug 1910; citing Immigration, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, T-4770, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario.

 

Eileen Sybil Mary Nelson Hood (daughter of Maurice Henry Nelson Hood)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2F25-PHB : 1 October 2014), Eileen Mary Hood, 1910; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Fulham, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-7YKH : 2 March 2015), Eilleen Hood in entry for Reginald Colson, 1911; citing Census, Yale and Cariboo Sub-Districts 55-65, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,665; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=47792&highlight=40&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Eilleen+Hood.

“England, Middlesex, Westminster, Parish Registers, 1538-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KC8L-3YV : 24 December 2014), David Lawrence Baker and Eileen Sybil Mary Nelson-Hood, 1933, Marriage; from “Parish registers 1539-1945,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing St George, Hanover Square, Middlesex, England, City of Westminster Archives Centre, London; FHL microfilm .

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVHK-HRQ3 : 4 September 2014), Eileen S M Baker, 1936; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Marylebone, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“British Newspaper Archives, Obituaries”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2D1-54C4 : 8 March 2017), Eileen Hood Baker, 1936.

 

David Lawrence Baker (husband of Eileen Sybil Mary Nelson Hood)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FKT-3D7 : 1 October 2014), David Lawrence Baker, 1909; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, St. George Hanover Square, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England, Middlesex, Westminster, Parish Registers, 1538-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KC8L-3YJ : 24 December 2014), David Lawrence Baker and Eileen Sybil Mary Nelson-Hood, 1933, Marriage; from “Parish registers 1539-1945,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing St George, Hanover Square, Middlesex, England, City of Westminster Archives Centre, London; FHL microfilm .

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVC5-9L2C : 4 September 2014), David Lawrence Baker, 1973; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Brighton, Sussex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Jane Baker (daughter of Eileen Sybil Mary Nelson Hood)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVQ6-S5HV : 1 October 2014), Jane Baker, 1936; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Marylebone, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Richard Baker (son of Eileen Sybil Mary Nelson Hood)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVQ6-34PV : 1 October 2014), Richard Baker, 1936; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Marylebone, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Rowland Arthur Herbert Nelson Hood (son of Maurice Henry Nelson Hood)

Rowland Arthur Herbert Nelson Hood Duke of Bronte3rd Viscount Bridport (1911–1969); Birth 22 May 1911, Walhachin, British Columbia, Canada; Death 25 Jul 1969 (ancestry.ca)

Burke’s genealogical and heraldic history of the peerage, baronetage, and knightage, Privy Council, and order of preference; 99th edition; London, Burke’s Peerage Limited, 1949; page 255; https://archive.org/stream/burkesgenealogic1949unse#page/255/mode/1up:

“The Viscount Bridport (Rowland Arthur Herbert Nelson Hood), of Cricket St. Thomas, Somerset, and of Bronte, in the United Kingdom ; Baron Bridport, of Cricket St. Thomas, in Ireland, and Duke of Bronte, in Sicily ; entered R.N. 1924 ; Lt.-Cmdr. (emergency list), Lord- in-Waiting to H.M. the King 1939-40 ; 6. 22 May, 1911 ; s. his grandfather as 3rd Viscount 1924, and .s. to the Dukedom of Bronte on the death of his Great-uncle in 1937 ; m. lstly, 11 July, 1934 (m. diss. by div. 1945, she m. 2ndly, 19 Dec. 1945, Major Alexander James Scratchley, M.C.), Pamela Aline Mary, only dau. of Charles J. Baker, formerly of Letcombe Manor, Wantage, and has had issue, Peter Peregrine Nelson, b. and d. 6 May, 1938.

His Lordship m. 2ndly, 2 Jan. 1946, Sheila Jeanne Agatha, widow of W/Cmdr. James Hayward Little, D.P.C., A.A.F., and only dau. of Johan Hendrik van Meurs, of London.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-7YKC : 2 March 2015), Roland Hood in entry for Reginald Colson, 1911; citing Census, Yale and Cariboo Sub-Districts 55-65, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,665; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=47792&highlight=41&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Roland+Hood.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV8C-H5WB : 8 October 2014), Rowland A H N Bridport and null, 1934; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1934, quarter 3, vol. 1A, p. 1415, Westminster St. Margaret, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVD9-MCYN : 8 October 2014), Rowland A H N Hood and null, 1946; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1946, quarter 1, vol. 1A, p. 771, Chelsea, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Pamela Aline Mary Baker (wife of Rowland Arthur Herbert Nelson Hood)

Pamela Aline Mary Baker (1912–1994); Birth 21 May 1912, Chelsea, London, England; Death Jul 1994, Kensington and Chelsea, London, England (ancestry.ca)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV8C-4R9X : 8 October 2014), Pamela A M Baker and null, 1934; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1934, quarter 3, vol. 1A, p. 1415, Westminster St. Margaret, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV81-LK6T : 8 October 2014), Pamela A M N Baker and null, 1945; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1945, quarter 4, vol. 1A, p. 1164, Westminster St. Margaret, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV6F-BZ1B : 8 October 2014), Pamela A M Scratchley and null, 1975; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1975, quarter 3, vol. 14, p. 2238, St. Marylebone, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVZ8-8SQN : 4 September 2014), Pamela Aline M Stourton, Jul 1994; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death Registration, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Alexander James Scratchley (husband of Pamela Aline Mary Baker)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2FFG-2SK : 1 October 2014), Alexander James Scratchley, 1906; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Chelsea, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVDM-3XXT : 8 October 2014), Alexander J Scratchley and null, 1945; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1945, quarter 4, vol. 1A, p. 1164, Westminster St. Margaret, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVC5-7Y6C : 4 September 2014), Alexander James Scratchley, 1973; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Chichester, Sussex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Simon N Stourton (husband of Pamela Aline Mary Baker)

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV6F-1ZNV : 8 October 2014), Simon N Stourton and null, 1975; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1975, quarter 3, vol. 14, p. 2238, St. Marylebone, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Sheila Jeanne Agatha van Meurs (wife of Rowland Arthur Herbert Nelson Hood)

Sheila Jeanne Agatha van Meurs (1915–1996); Birth 3 January 1915, Wandsworth, Surrey, England; Death 24 May 1996, Bracknell, Berkshire, England (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVZD-XKM9 : 4 September 2014), Sheila Haieff, May 1996; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death Registration, Bracknell, Berkshire, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Alexei Vasilievich Haieff (husband of Sheila Jeanne Agatha van Meurs)

“United States Social Security Death Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JKKK-5ZP : 20 May 2014), Alexei  Haieff, 15 Mar 1994; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV23-GR28 : 13 December 2015), Alexei Vasilievich Haieff, 1994; Burial, Rome, Provincia di Roma, Lazio, Italy, Campo Cestio; citing record ID 64157767, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=64157767.