Admiral Samuel  Hood

Admiral Samuel Hood[1]

Male 1724 - 1816  (~ 91 years)    Has 6 ancestors and 70 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Samuel Hood 
    Prefix Admiral 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born 12 Dec 1724 
    Gender Male 
    Battle 5 Sep 1781  Chesapeake Bay Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Battle 9 Apr 1782 - 12 Apr 1782  Îles des Saintes Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Battle 8 Sep 1793 - 19 Dec 1793  Siege of Toulon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 27 Jan 1816 
    Person ID I155063  Geneagraphie
    Links To This person is also Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood at Wikipedia 
    Last Modified 2 Dec 2016 

    Father Rev. Samuel Hood,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Mary Hoskins,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Siblings 1 sibling 
     1. Admiral Alexander Hood,   b. 2 Dec 1726,   d. 2 May 1814  (Age 87 years)
     
    Family ID F260355  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susanna Linzee,   b. 19 Jun 1726, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1806, Greenwich Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Children 
     1. Samuel Hood,   c. 1 Sep 1750, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Thomas Smith Hood,   c. 30 Dec 1751, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Henry Hood,   b. 25 Aug 1753,   d. 25 Jan 1836, Whitley Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2016 
    Family ID F88392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Battle of the Chesapeake - 5 Sep 1781 - Chesapeake Bay
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    Battle of the Saintes - 9 Apr 1782 - 12 Apr 1782 - Îles des Saintes
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    Siege de Toulon - 8 Sep 1793 - 19 Dec 1793 - Siege of Toulon
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  • Photos
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    Documents
    The Ascendancy of Gibraltar during the Age of Napoleon (1793-1815)
    The Ascendancy of Gibraltar during the Age of Napoleon (1793-1815)
    Becoming Nelson's Refuge and Wellington's Rock

  • Notes 
    • Entered the navy in 1741, becoming a lieutenant in 1746 During the Seven Years' War he served in the English Channel and then the Mediterranean. In 1778, after further service in North America, he became commissioner of the dockyard at Portsmouth and governor of the naval academy.
      He was promoted to Rear Admiral in 1780 and was sent to the West Indies and the coast of North America as Rodney's second in command.
      Due to Rodney's absence in England, he was for a time in Independent command, and when the British islands of St. Kitts and Nevis were attacked by the French admiral Comte de Grasse, Hood, after initial defeats succeeded in beating off the attacks of the enemy. He was made an Irish peer for his share in the defeat of de Grasse on April 9 and 12 near Dominica.
      On the outbreak of the French Revolutionary War, Hood was sent to the Mediterranean as commander in chief. His period of command from may 1793 to October 1794 was extremely active. In August 1793 he occupied Toulon on the invitation of the French Royalists and in co-operation with the Spaniards. In December of the same year the allies, who did not work harmoniously together were driven out of the city, mainly by the generalship of Napoleon.
      In October 1794, Hood was by now an Admiral and was recalled to England. he held no further command at sea, but in 1796 he was named Governor of Greenwich Hospital, a post he held until his death. He was created Viscount Hood of Whitley in 1796.

  • Sources 
    1. [S193] British Pedigrees, Peter Barns-Graham, (Stirnet), Hood Lord Bridport, Hood of Mosterton, Hood of St. Audries, Hood of Whitley (Reliability: 2).


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