BACKGROUND TO THE HOOSONS
I understood from my father that the Hoosons could be traced back to two brothers. One settled in Cornwall and another settled in Flintshire/Denbighshire.
From what I have since found, there doesn't seem much evidence of the Hoosons in Cornwall, although a lot more work needs to be done to confirm this. There is a lot of evidence that there were Hoosons in Derbyshire and Yorkshire in the 1600's and1700's. Some of these were mining engineers who later moved across to work in the lead mines in Flintshire. A separate group developed in Denbighshire, and hence the two arms of the family in N. Wales.
It seems that William Hooson was a well known mining engineer and wrote the first Dictionary of Mining.
Earlier than that, there is apparently a reference to a Hooson being a Mayor of Tenterden, in Kent in the 1500's.
I.D. Hooson was a respected writer and poet who stemmed from the Wrexham area in the 1880's.
At the present time, Lord Hooson, formerly Emlyn Hooson, the MP for Montgomeryshire, is probably the most well known member of the family.
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