Jane Richardson was the fifth child of George Richardson & second child of George’s second wife Ann Starport, christened August 6th, 1797 at Trimdon, Co Durham.
Jane married Thomas Hood, a widower, on February 24th, 1823 in the Chapelry of Durham St Margaret. Thomas was born at Lumley, Co Durham & christened September 20th, 1789 at Chester-le-Street, the son of Mabel & Robert Hood, a farmer. Witnesses at the wedding were John Hood, Margaret Richardson (Jane’s sister), Arthur Crimston & Leah Hood. The Durham bonds & allegations for the wedding show the baptisms of Thomas & Jane & a witness to the baptism of Jane in Trimdon was George Richardson. Thomas had previously married Jane Anderson in 1815 who sadly died the following year after giving birth to a daughter Jane Secia Hood.
In 1841 Thomas & Jane were living at Great Lumley, Co Durham where Thomas was a farmer. With them were Ann & Robert, both listed as 15, & Thomas aged 9.
Jane & Thomas were still at Great Lumley in 1851 & Thomas was described as a farmer of 82 acres employing 2 men. Son Thomas was still living at home & there was also a 15 year old farm servant, Thomas Dunn.
Thomas died in 1856 at Great Lumley & was buried on June 23rd at Chester-le-Street, Co Durham.
In 1861 widowed Jane was listed in hospital in the Almshouse, Great Lumley.
Jane died at Lumley Hospital & was buried on March 6th, 1867 at Lumley. (Buried 2 days before Jane was John Hood aged 49 who also died at Lumley.)
The children of Jane Richardson & Thomas Hood were:
r.1.5.1 Ann Hood born at Great Lumley & christened January 4th, 1824 at Chester-le-Street; died at Lymley & buried October 10th, 1841 at Chester-le-Street
r.1.5.2 Robert Hood born at Great Lumley & christened July 24th, 1825 at Chester-le-Street; died at Lumley & buried July 13th, 1844 at Chester-le-Street
r.1.5.3 George Richardson Hood born at Great Lumley & christened January 21st, 1827 at Chester-le-Street; buried September 9th, 1827 at Chester-le-Street
r.1.5.4 Thomas George Hood born at Great Lumley & christened May 13th, 1832 at Chester-le-Street