Charlotte Hood, 3rd Duchess of Bronté

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Charlotte Mary Hood, Baroness Bridport, 3rd Duchess of Bronté (née Nelson; 20 September 1787 – 29 January 1873) was the daughter of William Nelson, 1st Earl Nelson and Sarah Yonge. She died at the age of 85 in Cricket St. Thomas, Somerset, England. She was buried in Cricket St. Thomas, Somerset.

She succeeded to the title of Duchess of Bronté (of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies) on 28 February 1835.

Marriage and children[edit]

She married Samuel Hood, 2nd Baron Bridport, son of Henry Hood, 2nd Viscount Hood and Jane Wheler, on 3 July 1810. They had seven children:

  • Hon. Mary Sophia Hood (b. 1 December 1811, d. 29 January 1888)
  • Hon. Charlotte Hood (b. 8 August 1813, d. 21 August 1906)
  • Hon. Jane Sarah Hood (b. 14 January 1817, d. 28 April 1907)
  • Hon. Frances Caroline Hood (b. 29 March 1821, d. 1 October 1903)
  • General Sir Alexander Hood, 1st Viscount Bridport of Cricket St. Thomas (b. 23 December 1814, d. 4 June 1904)
  • Hon. Catherine Louisa Hood (b. 25 March 1818, d. 6 October 1893)
  • Hon. Horatio Nelson Hood (b. 24 April 1826, d. 1832)
Titles of nobility
Preceded by
William Nelson
Duchess of Bronté
Kingdom of the Two Sicilies

1835–1873
Succeeded by
Alexander Hood