Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria
Born in Scotland, c.1845; died, Brisbane, Qld, 26 October 1915.
One of several children, to Robert Hood (c.1821-1891) and Mary Alice nee Weatherley. The family migrated to Victoria in 1853 and settled at Merrang. In 1880, Jessie's brother, William Walter Hood (1844-1920), was appointed general manager of the Western Queensland Pastoral Company, whose stations included 'Burenda', 'Authoringa', and 'Mitchell Downs'. William was also a member of the Qld Acclimatisation Society. Jessie seems to have moved with her brother's family to Qld, and bought land in her own right near Mitchell in 1883.
She collected MEL specimens at 'Burenda Station', 1884.
Jessie did not marry, and died at her brother's home, 'Huntingtower', Brisbane, in 1915 aged 70.
Source: extracted from: Maroske, Sara and Vaughan, Alison (2014) 'Ferdinand Mueller's female plant
collectors: a biographical register', Muelleria Vol.32 [consult for source references]