- J. K. Laughton
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Hood, Alexander (1758–1798), naval officer, was born on 23 April 1758 at Netherbury, Dorset, the second son of Samuel Hood (fl. 1720–1780) of Kingsland, Dorset, and Anne (d. 1775), daughter of James Bere of Westbury, Wiltshire. His father was a purser in the navy and first cousin of ...