Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Surveyor to John James, 1st Marquess of Abercorn at Baronscourt, Co. Tyrone, in the 1790s and early years of the nineteenth century. He was probably a son or other near relative of JOHN HOOD JOHN HOOD . He is described as the marquess's surveyor in 1794. A man of 'nervous constitution', he had an attack of madness in the winter of 1797-8, brought on, it was thought, by 'intense study and abstemious living'; however by the end of January 1798 he was reported to be recovering. In 1803 he was asked to do a new survey of the estates. His brother Matthew was the farm manager at Baronscourt.


All information in this entry is from J.H. Gebbie, An Introduction to the Abercorn Letters (1972), 185,202-3, 221,222,233,344,365,366, Pls. D1-4. See also J.H. Andrews, Plantation Acres (Ulster Historical Foundation, 1985), 143,173,174,257,261, Pl. 11.