Hood Genealogy - Page 2
The following data is extracted from A Genealogy Of Richard Hood.
Previous to the year 1650, RICHARD HOOD came from Lynn Regis, Norfolk County, England, and settled on what is now called Nahant, at Lynn, Massachusetts. He owned that peninsula. A house, with a large elm tree before it, now stands on the original site.
Persecution drove him to this country, and tradition says, like many others, he was compelled to forfeit most of his large property.
The settlement of his estate shows him to have been in good circumstances, leaving to each of his thirteen children a respectable portion. One brother came with him; but whether more than one is uncertain. It is possible there were two-John, who settled in Kittery, in Maine, before 1652, and perhaps one in Boston. But this is not probable, inasmuch as the names of Richard and John only are found on the old records.
Source: A Genealogy Of Richard Hood