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John Kay Hood 1846 - 1932

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Allan Report 20 Jan 2013 17:58

I'm looking for information on the above. John Hood apparently worked for the Allan Shipping Line as a shipping clerk. Family stories going about that he was a Captain but I haven't been able to establish any truth to this. I have him & his wife Euphemia on the 1891 census . Euphemia died 1893. John remarried twice since her death but there is no record of him in the 1901 or 1911 census. The assumption that I'm making at the moment is he could possibly been at see. John died in 1932 in Westland Drive, Glasgow in accomodation that was built by the Allan Shipping Line for retired employees. On his death entry he is listed as a shipping clerk(retired)

Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 20 Jan 2013 18:10

Welcome to the boards Allan.

Where was he born please?

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 20 Jan 2013 18:14

1891 Scotland Census
about Euphemia Hood
Name: Euphemia Hood
Age: 36
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855
Relationship: Wife
Spouse's name : John K Hood
Gender: Female
Where born: Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Registration number: 644/5
Registration district: Blackfriars
Civil parish: Glasgow Wellpark
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 12 John Knox St
ED: 16
Household schedule number: 59
Line: 7
Roll: CSSCT1891_259
Household Members: Name Age
John K Hood 36
Euphemia Hood 36
Mary Hood 11
Euphemia Hood 9
James Hood 7
Margaret K Hood 4
Sarah N Hood 2
Alice C Hood 9 M

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 20 Jan 2013 18:16

John K is an Iron Merchants Salesman on the 1891.

You would really need Scotlands People for these look ups but is is a pay to view site.

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 20 Jan 2013 18:19


1871 England Census
about John Hood
Name: John Hood
Age: 16
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855
Relation: Boy 2nd Class (Boy)
Gender: Male
Where born: Glasgow, Scotland
Civil parish: Vessels
Town: Plymouth Sound
County/Island: Devon
Country: England
Registration district: Plymouth
Sub-registration district: St Andrew
ED, institution, or vessel: Ganges (2)
Household schedule number: 1
Piece: 2124
Folio: 205
Page Number: 16
Household Members: Name Age
William Robins 16
William H Soady 15
John Morris 15
Daniel Smith 16
James McGeachy 16
John Hood 16

1881 Scotland Census
about John Hood
Name: John Hood
Age: 26
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1855
Relationship: Head
Spouse's name : Euphemia Hood
Gender: Male
Where born: Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Registration number: 644/4
Registration district: Calton
Civil parish: Glasgow St James
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 84 Gt Hamilton St
Occupation: Ironmonger Shopman
ED: 28
Household schedule number: 34
Line: 23
Roll: cssct1881_223
Household Members: Name Age
John Hood 26
Euphemia Hood 25
Mary Hood 1
Sarah Nimmo 19
Mary Donaldson 19

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 20 Jan 2013 18:30

Married Euphemia on 1 Nov 1878.

John Kay born 13th Dec 1846 to James Hood and Margaret Kay.

spouse Margaret Kay

groom's nameJames Hood
bride's nameMargaret Kay
marriage date01 Feb 1844*****************************
marriage placeGorbals,Lanark,Scotland
indexing project (batch) numberM11935-7
system originScotland-ODM
source film number


BeverleyW Report 20 Jan 2013 18:34

Piece: SCT1851/644 Place: Gorbals -Lanarkshire Enumeration District: 11
Civil Parish: Hutchesontown Ecclesiastical Parish, Village or Island: -
Folio: 608 Page: 16 Schedule: 61
Address: 204 Thistle Street

HOOD James Head M M 28 Designer Of (Sewed Muslin) Ayrshire - Galston
HOOD Margaret Wife M F 24 Housekeeper Lanarkshire - Glasgow
HOOD John Son - M 4 Lanarkshire - Govan
HOOD James Son - M 1 Lanarkshire - Govan

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 20 Jan 2013 18:39

James Hood

Birth 17 Jan 1823 in Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland

Death 19 Feb 1868

Son of John Hood 1798 in Galston, Ayrshire and Agnes King 1800 Lourdon Ayrshire.


brummiejan Report 20 Jan 2013 19:17

Looks like the same family as above 1891 - presumably Effie is Euphemia??

1901 Scotland Census about John Hood
Name: John Hood
Age: 43
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1858
Relationship: Head
Gender: Male
Where born: Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Registration number: 646/4
Registration district: Partick
Civil parish: Govan
County: Lanarkshire
Address: 43 Anderson St
Occupation: Shipping Clerk
ED: 7
Household schedule number: 99
Line: 20
Roll: CSSCT1901_333
Household Members:
Name Age
John Hood 43
Mary Hood 21
Effie Hood 19
James Hood 17
Maggie Hood 14
Sarah Hood 12
Alice Hood 10
Edith Hood 8

Mel Fairy Godmother

Mel Fairy Godmother Report 20 Jan 2013 19:24

Someones just called in so I will leave it to you Jan.

There is a tree on Ancestry going back quite a way.


safc Report 20 Jan 2013 19:33

name: Euphemia Nimmo Hood
gender: Female
baptism/christening date:
baptism/christening place:
birth date: 07 Dec 1881
birthplace: Calton, Glasgow, Scotland
death date:
name note:
father's name: John Kay Hood
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Euphemia Nimmo
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: C01900-7
system origin: Scotland-EASy
source film number: 232671
reference number: v 644-4 p 434


BeverleyW Report 20 Jan 2013 20:56

Careful, there are two John Hoods here with a good 9 years difference in age.
The 1871,81 and 91 census posted by Mel give a birth date of 1855 yet you've also found him b. 1846 which fits in with the 1851 I found.
Allan says he is looking for John b. 1846, now it's getting confusing!


Allan Report 20 Jan 2013 21:54

I'm really surprised at the response I've had. I've never used the message centre before. John Kay Hood was born in the Gorbals, Glasgow.

He married Euphemia Greenwood Nimmo on 1st Nov 1878, then Jane McLeod on 13/11/1903 then married Amelia or Gormelia McLeod on 27/3/1914. I believe the two McLeods were sisters.


Allan Report 21 Jan 2013 18:10

I've looked at the 1901 census and I think John Hood in that is in actual fact John Kay Hood. He is down as 43, I think his age is incorrect as the family members list are the same family as in previous 1891 census. All the names fit in with what I have learnt from a living relative.


BeverleyW Report 21 Jan 2013 18:50

There's a big difference between 1846 and 1858 :-S
Maybe he lied about his age to his wife.......


brummiejan Report 22 Jan 2013 12:27

I suppose the age difference might be a mis-transcription too - it isn't possible to look at the image on Ancestry, but I believe you can on Scotland's People? Not 100% sure about that though!


Allan Report 22 Jan 2013 14:06

1881 John Hood is recorded as 26, 1891 John Kay Hood is 36 when in he was 45, in the 1901 census he is down as 43 when he was 55. All along his age is recorded younger than other records would suggest. It's also possible that I have the wrong John Hood although I doubt it as other evidence suggests otherwise. John Kay Hood is my great grandfather and his death in 1932 at the age of 85 supports his birth in 1846.