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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

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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

The Argus 15 January 1895.

The outbreak of larrikinism at North Melbourne on Saturday night was yesterday brought under the notice of the City Police Court. Mr. Panton, P.M., and a bench of justices gave a patient hearing to the case.
I The details of the outrage were given in The Argus of yesterday, and the evidence I taken during the hearing of the case fully bore out their accuracy.
The accused were listed as John Coghlan, George Coghlan, and James Orr. It came out in evidence, however, that they were three brothers, named respectively John Cree, George Cree, and James Cree. The first was charged with behaving in a riotous manner, and also with unlawfully assaulting Constable Fallon in the execution of his duty ; the second was charged with inciting a prisoner to resist Constable Fallon, and with unlawfully assaulting that officer in the execution of his duty ; and the third wns charged with Inciting a prisoner to resist Constable Fallon, and with unlawfully assaulting Constable Myan in the execution of his duty, and further with breaking a pane of glass, value 10s., the property of the Victorian Government.
The evidence of Constables Fallon and Ryan, of Mr. Walker, manager ot the West Melbourne Coffee Palace, and of a tramway gripmann named George Poll was conulusive with regard to the assaults with which the accused were charged.
The accused George Cree asked for a remand for a week, in order that he and his brothers might make arrangements with their widowed mother to carry on their affairs during their absence, and also to raise the money to pay expenses if they should be fined.
Mr. Panton, P.M.-You ought to have thought of that before behaving in suoh a blackguardly, cowardly manner.
For behaving riotously, John Cree was fined 20s,, or seven days' imprisonment, and for the assault on Constable Fallon he was fined 3, or 14 days' imprisonment. For inciting a prisoner to resist the police, George Cree was sentenced to imprisonment 'for one week, and for assaulting Constable Fallon he was sentenced to two months' imprisonment without the option of a fine, the sentences to be cumulative. For inciting a prisoner to resist the police James Cree was sentenced to one month's imprisonment, and for the assault on Constable Ryan he was sentenced to two months' imprisonment without the option of a fine, the sentences to be cumulative. For smashing the window of the watch house he was fined 10s., with 10s, damages, or three days' imprisonment.
The Bench warmly commended the witnesses Messrs. Walker and Poll for tho assistance they had rendered the police while the latter were struggling against heavy odds.


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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