Arthur Hood, 2nd Viscount Bridport
The son of General Sir Alexander Hood and Lady Mary Penelope Hill (daughter of Arthur Hill), succeeding to his father's titles in 1904. He became a captain in the 25th Foot in 1857, retiring from the army in 1870, and also became Justice of the Peace for Somerset, Companion of the Order of the Bath (from 10 May 1892) and Conservative MP for West Somerset (1868–83). In retirement he was Colonel of the West Somerset Yeomanry Cavalry (1872–95)
On 4 April 1872 he married Lady Maria Georgiana Julia Fox-Strangways, daughter of Hon. John George Charles Fox-Strangways and Amelia Marjoribanks. Their daughter Mary married Sir Herbert Cook.
He died in Vale, Guernsey and was buried in Vale Cemetery, Lancrosse Vale.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Viscount Bridport
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir Alexander Fuller-Acland-Hood, Bt
|Member of Parliament for West Somerset
1868 – 1880
With: William Gore-Langton to 1874
Vaughan Lee from 1874
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
Alexander Nelson Hood