HOOD, John II, of Leominster, Herefs.
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Family and Education
Possibly the son of John Hood I*, this MP was no doubt also related to Thomas Hood*. He is first heard of in the autumn of 1416 when he brought a plaint of trespass in the court of King’s bench against a Leominster labourer and his wife. He attended the borough elections to the Parliaments of 1417, December 1421 and 1427, on the last occasion being one of the 12 burgesses formally responsible for the return of Richard Winnesley†, the bailiff of the abbot of Reading’s liberty of Leominster. It was as ‘of Leominster, mercer’ that in 1427 Hood was accused of trespass in another suit in the King’s bench, but he was described as ‘of Herefordshire, gentleman’, when he stood surety in July 1438 for the Exchequer lessees of the local alien priory of Craswall, one of them being Thomas Fitzharry, later knight of the shire. Hood was again present at the Leominster parliamentary election in 1449, 1450, 1452.
C219/12/2, 4, 6, 13/5, 15/7, 16/1, 2; CFR, xvii. 50; KB27/622 m. 110d, 666 m. 62d.