Born: October 24, 1820, Halfmoon Street, Piccadilly, Westminster, London, England.
Died: June 12, 1885, Paris, France.
Buried: Abney Park Cemetery, London, England.
Self-educated, Hood became in 1852 the Independent Minister at Nibley, Gloucestershire. He stayed there until 1857, when he moved to Offord Road, London.
He held several subsequent pastorates, including Brighton & Manchester, the last being Falcon Square, London.
He edited (and was the chief contributor to) The Eclectic Review for eight years, and The Preacher’s Lantern for two years.