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Thomas Samuel Hood, SV/PROG

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Hopedale(Uniondale), South Africa
Place of Burial: Uniondale, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Hood and Elizabeth Stubbs
Husband of Mary Ann Hockley, SM/PROG
Father of Mary Ann Hood; Elizabeth Hood and Broodie Hood

Managed by: Daniel Jacobus Botes
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About Rev. Thomas Samuel Hood, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

Thomas Samuel Hood 20, Fruiterer was a member of Gush's Party on the Brilliant.

Party originated from London.

Departed Gravesend 15 February 1820. Arrived Simon's Bay 30 April 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth on 15 May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party Assegai Bush River - Salem


Hood, Thomas Samuel

  • Last Name: Hood
  • First Name: Thomas Samuel
  • Date of Birth: b. 7 Mar chr. 31 Mar 1799
  • Place of Birth: St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London, England
  • Parents – Father: Thomas Hood
  • Parents – Mother: Mary
  • Name of Spouse: Mary Anne Hockley (q.v.)
  • Marriage Date: 4/5/1828
  • Marriage Place: Grahamstown/Albany
  • Date of Death: 24 May 1863 age 62
  • Place of Death: Uniondale, Cape

Notes: Sephton-Gush’s party of 1820 settlers. Thomas was a nephew of John Stubbs of Clark’s party of 1820 settlers. He became a missionary. DN 715/1863, 1071/1864. IGI. Children, both majors in 1863:

Mary Ann m. James Stewart


KAB MOOC Volume_No 6/9/107 Reference 1071


Surname HOOD

First Name Thomas Samuel

Notes1820 British Settler who emigrated to the Eastern Cape area of South Africa

SourceThe Settlers Handbook by MD Nash


SAG Vol 3

Thomas Hood * Londen, sendeling v.d. Londense Sendinggenootskap te Avontuur en Uniondale †

Hopedale 24.5.1863 (62.-) s.v. Thomas en Ann Hood x Mary Ann HOCKLEY

b1 Mary Ann x James STEWART

b2 Elizabeth = Pacaltsdorp 26.8.1835


Hood, Thomas Samuel - Full record display

Hood, Thomas Samuel. Born: 1801. Died: 24 May 1863 Hope Dalp ... 1833-1840, Pacaltsdorp, Western Cape, South Africa. 1840-1855, Avontuur, Long Kloof ... - Cached

Hood, Thomas Samuel

Born: 1801

Died: 24 May 1863 Hope Dale

Date Academy Tutor Note

Date Place County Note

n.d.-n.d. London Missionary Society Schoolmaster

1830-1833 Bethelsdorp, Eastern Cape South Africa

1833-1840 Pacaltsdorp, Western Cape South Africa

1840-1855 Avontuur, Long Kloof South Africa

1855-1863 Hope Dale South Africa


[ I think "FLOOD" is a transcription error and must read "HOOD" - Daan ]

From: "Ellen Stanton" <>

Subject: Matrimonial Court Minutes and Special Marriage Licenses: 1821-1884 #5

Date: Fri, 26 Jul 2002 17:46:40 -0000

Greetings to All,

This is a partial transcription of a film from the Family History Center, entitled "Matrimonial Court Minutes and Special Marriage Licenses: 1821 - 1884. ......................Installment #5

Microfilm #1886513

Matrimonial Court Minutes and Special Marriage Licenses: 1821 - 1884

Albany/Grahamstown, Cape Province, South Africa

Item 7

Entry #183 (my numbers)

Husband: Thomas L. (or S.) FLOOD, 29, Protestant, London

Wife: Mary Ann HOCKLEY, No age given, Protestant, London

Date: 4/5/1828


From: Ellen Stanton []

Sent: 10 October 2010 10:41 PM

To: 'Daan Botes'

Subject: RE: Hood/Hockley

Hi Daan,

Here’s a copy of that entry. I see it is definitely HOOD, and I have changed my database accordingly. Thanks for letting me know.

5 April 1828 1828, this 5th day of April 1828 Thomas Sanuel Hood marital status: Bachelor residence: of the District of Albany and Mary Ann Hockley marital status: Spinster residence: of the District of Albany were married here this 5th day of April 1828 by F. W. Cleland AB, Acting Chaplain Graham's Town This marriage was solemnized between us groom signature: Thomas Samuel Hood bride signature: Mary Ann Hockly witnessed by: J Monro, I Monro, Wm Howard Source: Grahamstown - St George (Anglican), Grahamstown, Eastern Cape. marriage register, 1826-1836, page 28, entry no 174. Repository: Cory Library, MS 14 879-1. Transcribed by Lynn MacLeod as part of the eGGSA Project, from photographs by William Jervois



Came to South Africa from Surrey in England, lived in the same village as James Stewart ( his later brother in law and with whose son James, his daughter Mary Ann would later marry)


In 1839 besluit Bernard Matthys Wehmeyer om 'n deel van sy plaas Avontuur in erwe op deel en teen billike huur aan bruin kleinboere beskikbaar te stel. Hy nader die sendelinge van Pacaltsdorp naby George, werksaam vir die Londense Sendinggenootskap, om sendingwerk in die Langkloof te kom doen. William Anderson , hoof van die sendingstasie, besluit om die onderwyser, Thomas Samuel Hood, na die Langkloof te stuur. Hood wat 'n wye kennis van siektes en medisyne gehad het, was dadelik gewild onder oud en jonk. Onder sy leiding het die gemeente wat aanvanklik met ses lede begin het, geleidelik tot 45 dooplidmate gegroei. Op daardie stadium was Hood reeds sieklik en hy het besluit om na Hopedale (tans Uniondale) te verhuis waar sy swaer, Mnr J. Stewart, begin het om 'n nedersetting op sy plaas aan te lê.

Bron: Die Storie van die Langkloof bl 95- Anista van Huyssteen.


Uniondale 2010 reports:


Hood het later genoeg geld ingesamel om 'n kerkgebou te Avontuur op te rig. Om een of ander rede was die gebou nie daar opgerig nie, maar wel later te Uniondale wat op hierdie stadium bekend gestaan het as Hopedale. Teen hierdie tyd het heelwat "kleurlinge" vanaf Avontuur na Hopedale verhuis. Hood het self ook na Hopedale verhuis waar die kerk uiteindelik opgerig is. Nege jaar na sy aankoms in die Langkloof het eerwaarde Hood 'n gevolg van 700 siele gehad. Na die einde van sy bediening het Hood sy bediening in die Langkloof aan die onderwys opgedra.

p113 Die ontstaan van die Ou Kerkgebou in Voortrekkerstraat

Eerw. Hood het op dieselfde plek as waar die huidige gevangenis vandag staan, begin met buitelugdienste. Later het hy en sy gemeente in 'n hartbeeshuisie dienste gehou. Die bloekomboom wat destyds as aandenking aangeplant was, staan vandag nog daar. Kort na sy aankoms in Hopedale, was die kerk onder die leiding van eerw. Hood opgerig. Eerw Hood se seun, Broodie, het 'n bybel wat vandag nog as kanselbybel gebruik word, aan die Gemeente geskenk. Die Congregational kerk en die eerste kerkskool in Uniondale is nou as historiese monumente verklaar.


At Avontuur Bishop would have found Thomas Hood, a schoolmaster of the London Missionary Society, who for past 8 yrs had been preaching & teaching to an ever increasing congregation on portion of Mr BW Wehmeyer’s farm. The LMS sent Hood in 1840 to Avontuur where he built a "Neat Chapple". That congregation of Coloured people grew to 700 by 1850. Were collecting funds to build a church, which in the end never came to built here originally planned in the Long Kloof.

About 1850 Hood moved north to Hopedale (a portion of what later became Uniondale) where he founded the Hopedale Mission & built his church (the Congregational Chapel Complex) there. Tradition says that he held his first services under the big blue gum tree across the street.

It is thought that the tumbledown building in whose gable the bell was hung, was the original chapel, which became the school when the present building was taken into use. The missionaries house next to this completes the complex. The Congregational Church worshipped here after the LMS ceased operations in South Africa, but the building fell into increasing disrepair, beyond the congregation's means to maintain. The Uniondale Historic Building Foundation bought the complex and with hard work restored the building and repatched and repainted the chapel. The complex is now a National Monument.

Source: Material in the archives of the Anglican Church in George


Tuesday/, Sept. 19. — Rose early this morning to visit the Missionary Institution at Avonteuer, belonging to the London Society. The Missionary's name is Mr. Hood, who is at the same time schoolmaster, doctor, and farmer. He seems an intelligent and right-minded man. There are about 500 people of all ages connected with the establishment, which is conducted on somewhat different principles from any that I have yet seen. The people have an allotment of about three acres of garden or arable land, which is leased to them for twenty years, with a right of renewal, at a rent of thirty shillings a year. Upon this they build their own houses ; they have in addition a right of pasturage over the farm, and others pay ten shillings a year for a smaller allotment.


Extracts from the letters of James Backhouse: now engaged in a ... - Google Books Result

James Backhouse - 1838 - Religion

... four miles,) and at this station of the London Missionary Society received a ... Philip and Thomas Hood (the schoolmaster) over the Pacaltsdorp estate, ...

7th 11 th mo. 1838 The rain was .......workman to repair. In the afternoon I rode with Dr. Philip and Thomas Hood (the schoolmaster) over the Pacaltsdorp estate, and a ...........

15th 11th mo. 1838 We breakfasted with Thomas S. and M. Hood : from the former of whom, who is schoolmaster here, we received some remarkable information, on the cases of a woman to them, if they confessed. T. Hood and a schoolmaster named Dawson were excluded from visiting the jail, for having interfered,.............. In the course of the day we visited the school, of which T. Hood is master, and also the infant-school. ..........with which they acquire their mother-tongue. The attendance in J. Hood's school to-day was only about 30 : many of the children were absent, assisting their parents to ..............the medical officer whose name is Paul; T. Hood interpreting. The number of convicted prisoners working on the roads here is about ten: some of them are at Alaguas Kloof, a few miles distant. In the evening we had a large meeting with the inhabitants of George, in a place used temporarily for public worship, and which was kindly lent us by the Dutch minister, J. S. S. Ballott: here also T. Hood interpreted, while we reasoned with the people on temperance, righteousness, and judgment to come, under a considerable measure of gospel authority, ascribing all the praise and glory to Him to whom, they belong, and whose holy name is blessed for evermore.

20th 11th mo. 1838 ........... The family of Andersons of Pacaltsdorp, on whom the missionary charge devolves, are simple-hearted, pious people, with whom we have felt much unity. T Hood and his wife are also valuable Christians ; and there are many pious individuals among the Hottentots. Much prejudice, however, exists against them, among the neighbouring white population :.............


Missionary register - Google Books Result

Church Missionary Society - 1839 - Religion

Pacaltsdorp, however, possesses a neat and massive Church, ... House is also about to be erected for the elder children, who are under Mr. Hood's care. ...

Pacaltsdorp: 245 miles E of Cape Town : 828 Hottentots were connected, at the last Return, with the Station— 1814—W. Anderson, John Melvill; T. S. Hood, As. Air. Melvill removed from Hankey, and labours at Dysal's Kraal, at a short distance from Pacaltsdorp— Congregation increased to 600 : Communicants, 69—Pp. 29, 30.


" The first intelligence of Mr. Hood’s death was sent me by the Rev. J. Kretzen, of George Town, a worthy and laborious Missionary connected with the Dutch Reformed Church. He wrote to me in substance thus:—’ Brother Hood has suddenly fallen asleep in the Lord. The public loss by the death of our worthy Brother is very great, throughout the whole district of Long Kloof and Olifant’s .River. He was particularly successful in his medical practice, and sometimes effected cures in cases that had been given up by regularly educated doctors. He was perhaps little in the eyes of the world, but that is of small importance; the Lord will reward him according to the riches of His grace.’ " Our departed friend had been engaged in the Missionary work for about thirty three years. In 1830 he was appointed a schoolmaster at Bethelsdorp, and continued there till 1833, when he received a similar appointment at Pacaltsdorp, and remained here till the year 1840. He then removed to Avontuur in the Long Kloof, and was ordained to the work of tbe ministry. He laboured at that Station with zeal and energy, and was permitted to see a considerable measure of success in his work. A few years back he was obliged to vacate that district, and he then removed to Hopedale, where the last years of his active and useful life were spent. His work is now finished, and his everlasting rest begun. * * * " I remain, my dear sir, " Yours truly, in the bonds of the Gospel, " Rev. Dr. TIDMAK." (Signed) " T. ATKINSON.


Among the younger members of the Native Congregation there has been a pleasing revival of Religion ; and the meetings for prayer and mutual edification arc marked with unusual seriousness and interest. The Bible , conducted by Mr. Anderson's daughters, highly beneficial ..................................................................................... however, possesses a neat and massive Church, for which it is indebted to a legacy of the late Missionary; and a beautiful Infant School. A substantial School House is also about to be erected for the elder children, who are under Mr. Hood's care.


Full text of "The fathers and founders of the London Missionary ...

PAGE Historical Notice of the London Missionary Society vii Memoirs of" the ...... T. S. Hood, Schoolmaster. Colesberg Theophilus Atkinson. Somerset Thomas ...

Long Kloof .... T. S. Hood, Schoolmaster.

End of source notes about Thomas Samuel Hood.

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Rev. Thomas Samuel Hood, SV/PROG's Timeline

March 7, 1799
London, Middlesex, England
March 31, 1799
London, Middlesex, England
Age 32
Caminasie, , Cape Of Good Hope, South Africa
Age 35
May 24, 1863
Age 64
Hopedale(Uniondale), South Africa
Uniondale, South Africa