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Looking for HOOD family formerly of Collingwood, Victoria , Australia

Query by gwenjoy

William John and Elizabeth Stocker( nee RISELEY) HOOD arrived in Melbourne ca 1853. I am interested to know what became of this family as Elizabeth was sister to my ggggrandfather, Jeremiah RISELEY of Leongatha.

They lived in Collingwood and had the following family:-

Elizabeth HOOD 1839
John HOOD 1842 b Shoreditch
George HOOD 1843
Susannah HOOD 1846 (m Bartholomew DONOVAN)
Elizabeth HOOD 1846
SamuelHOOD 1848,
William HOOD 1852,
Henry HOOD 1853 b Collingwood d @ 7 weeks,
Emily HOOD 1856, m Thomas CREE - issue: Emily CREE 1877,Florence CREE 1879, William Thomas CREE 1880, James CREE 1882, Rose Lillian CREE,Alice Maud CREE 1888, George CREE 1890, Ethel May CREE 1891 - all born in Collingwood

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on 2011-06-20 15:33:03

gwenjoy has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jun 2011. is researching the following names: HOOD, JUSTIN, RISELEY and 5 other(s).

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by Aussie1947 on 2011-06-21 04:14:14

Hi gwenjoy,

The Melbourne Directory 1859 (Tanner)has 4 x Hood surnames, there was a William John Hood, paperhanger, maybe your William.

Hood, James, baker, 82 Moor street, Collingwood
Hood, T.,baker, Wellington street, Collingwood
Hood, William, baker, 245 Albert street, Eattern hill
Hood, William John, paperhanger, 176 Cambridge street, Collingwood.

In the 1868 Sands Directory there was a William J Hood, signwriter, Vere St East Collingwood.

In the 1869 Directory there was a William J Hood, signwriter & house decorator, Vere st, E.C.

This might be their marriage.

Elizabeth Stocker Riseley & William John Hood were married 14th Feb 1839 at Canonbury St Paul, Islington, Middlesex, England. John's father, William was a horse dealer and Elizabeth's father Samuel, was a carpenter.


by Aussie1947 on 2011-06-21 04:21:02

Correction, it should be William's father not John's father who was William, horse dealer.

Sorry about that.

by gwenjoy on 2011-06-22 18:17:33

Thankyou Gerry, for the m information, I didn't have all that, and my William was a paper hanger on the UK census, so thankyou. I also found William in the Old Bailey records he was goaled for BIGAMY.
Cheers, Gwen

by janilye on 2011-06-23 05:14:34

by janilye on 2011-06-23 05:56:56
by gwenjoy on 2011-06-24 23:22:50

Thanks janilye, Iv'e also got a report on a disturbance at St Kilda that Wm Hood was involved in. They must have been a wild lot! Are you conected to this family? Go Saints, Gwen

by janilye on 2011-06-25 01:11:22

Go Saints! us poor saints are not going too well this year.
I was thinking when I saw that article with the brothers I bet Collingwood lost that Saturday.

by Rev_C on 2012-02-06 06:05:09

William and Elizabeth are My gggreatgrandparents... I've found that in the 1841 census Samuel Riseley and His wife Elizabeth were living next door to William Hood a paper hanger. So I would guess that Willaim and Elizabeth met as neighbours.

by gwenjoy on 2012-02-06 17:15:19

Hello Rev C, Jeremiah is my gggrandfather and William was my, ggrandfather, his dau Mary who m Alec Sproull was my grandmother, Thanks for your reply, Gwen

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