James Hoof (1821-1849)
1842 James Hoof of Madeley House, Kensington, became a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
1851 Obituary 
Mr. James Hoof the eldest son of Mr. William Hoof, was born at Strood, in Kent, on the 11th of April, 1821, at which period his Father was engaged under W. T. Clarke (M.Inst.C.E.), in the construction of the tunnel on the Thames and Medway Canal.
At an early age he was engaged, with his Father, in the execution of several large contract works, chiefly on railways, amongst which may be mentioned the Tonbridge Wells Branch, the Croydon and Epsom, and the Shrewsbury and Birmingham lines, of some of which he had the entire management.
He joined the Institution, as an Associate, in the year 1842, and his death occurred suddenly at Wolverhampton, on the 4th of December, 1849, regretted by all who knew him.