Descendancy Chart: Generations
1-4 (18th century)
Descendancy Chart: Generations 5-7 (19th century)
Index of people - Hood Other names
of marriages - Hood
Narrative history on some
(Juners, Junner, Junners)
information on various coalworks and coalmining methods, laws
transcripts of some original coalmining
Maps - a few places mentioned
in this website
Accounts - parts relating to coalmining
Glossary - coalmining,
legal and other scots terms
Links - useful links
Purpose of the Website
It's pupose is not only to record the history of
the Hood family, but also to provide information on coalmining,
mostly centred on Midlothian, that may be of interest to others.
I hope you find it useful.
Hood or Hoods?
family's surname originally started off as 'Heads'. Other spellings
I've come across have included Heids, Huds and Hoads. It soon
became Hoods in most records but by the middle of the 19th century
the 's' was droppen in most cases until it became the same as
the more common 'Hood' surname. I've mainly used Hood in preference
to Hoods in this website mainly for consistency.
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