John Hooper

M, b. 15 November 1835, d. 22 March 1917

Four Generations of Hoopers - Standing George Alfred Hooper born 1883, Sitting from left John Thomas born 1860, Horace Hilton born 1908 and John Hooper born 1835.

  • John Hooper was born on 15 November 1835 in Merriott, Somerset, England.1,2,3
  • He was the son of Thomas Hooper and Elizabeth Hockey.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census John Hooper was living in the household of Thomas Hooper and Elizabeth Hockey in Norton Under Hamdon, Somerset. Thomas is shown as a 25 year old labourer, living with his wife Elizabeth also 25 and children John 5, Tesse 2 (Jesse) and Emma 5 months.4
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census John Hooper was living in the household of Thomas Hooper and Elizabeth Hockey in 8 Snailshill Street, West Chinnock, Somerset, England. Thomas is shown as a 38 year old labourer born Merriott living with his wife Elizabeth 26? (should be 36) born Middle Chinnock and their six children:- John 15, a labourer Yarn Barton born Merriott; Jesse 12, a labourer Yarn Barton born Merriott; Mary 8 born Norton; James 6 born Chard; William 3 born Merriott and Samuel 1 week born West or Middle (not clear) Chinnock.5,6,4
  • In 1855 he was a labourer.
  • At the age of 19 years, 6 months and 20 days, John Hooper married Ann Burgess, daughter of Samuel Burgess and Ann Crocker, on 4 June 1855 in Chiselborough, Somerset, England.7,8
  • The following is an extract from the book "Hoopers".
    "Shortly after John and Ann arrived in Queensland late in 1855 they went to Maroon Station. It was a leasehold station held by James Carden Collins who at that time was the only white man on the station. The station buildings consisted of only a hut or two.
    The aborigines were greatly concerned about he arrival a o white woman. On the morning following their arrival at Maroon Station, Ann set about making a fire to cook breakfast. Looking up, after bending over the fire, she was confronted by about a dozen aborigines in all their pristine nudity. They stood as though affixed to the earth and gazed at her with the curious bewilderment of startled cattle. It was the first time she had seen a group of aborigines at close view. Naturally, she was terror stricken and the aborigines were apparently just as frightened. Not a word was spoken on either side, The natives turned and bolted for the bush. Then Mrs Collins, wife of the station owner, arrived at the station, and the natives took a curious interest in the movements of the women.
    John's job was to transport provisions and equipment by bullock dray from Ipswich to Maroon and also to Unumbar Station at the head of the Richmond River. A few of the aboriginal women became friendly with Ann and would stay with her for company as John was very often awy for long periods at a time.
    In those days bullock drays had no breaks and when John would come to a steep part on the rough and privative track that had been cut through the scrubs and mountains, he would have to hitch a tree on the back of the dray to serve as a brake. Peak Mountain Station, Dugandan Station and Coochin-Coochin Station were then the only settled places on the Ipswich- Maroon journey. Transportation of supplies was a slow and hazardous undertaking, but it was regularly done by John during the nine years he was employed at Maroon. He would be accompanied on the journey's by two aborigines, named Johnnie and Joey, who would help him to chain the bullocks to trees overnight, otherwise the animals would have taken to the bush. Johnnie was later taken by the police to be a tracker in Roma, but he escaped and died as an old man in New South Wales. Joey lived to an old age too and died at Beaudesert.
    John and Ann's daughters, Elizabeth Ann and Eliza (“Liza) were born at Maroon in June 1857 and August 1858.
    In 1858, John took up 36 acres of land at Purga, called “Nine Mile”, but he continued to work for Collins at Maroon Station.
    Their first son, John Thomas (“Johnny”) was born at Maroon in August 1860 and another daughter Ellen, in September 1861.
    In 1862 John was joined in Australia by his younger brother, James Thomas, who also began working for Collins at Maroon.
    During the time aborigines were giving trouble at Maroon, Ann was taken to Coochin-Coochin Station (the lease of which had been taken up by Carden Collins and a partner, Saunders in 1861. The homestead was then at Bunjurgen where there was another woman, Mrs Lister. During this time at Coochin-Coochin Mary (“Polly”) war born in January 1864.
    After nine years at Maroon, in 1864, John and Ann moved onto their block at Nine Mile, Purga and he began to grow cotton, maize and potatoes. He was also doing extra work as a bullock driver, as well, because at that time of the birth of George James (“Jimmy”) in May 1865, he noted his occupation as bullock driver and signed with his X mark. Other children were born at Purga: William in May 1869 and Oliver in November 1871 and the last, a daughter, Sarah Jane (“Janey”) at Ipswich in 1876.
    In 1877 James stepped out a block of land at and persuaded John to apply for it. He was successful and under the Crown Lands alienation Act of 1875, application for Lease No 7623 was granted at 2.30 pm on May 1st 1877 to John Hooper, to lease before survey, 330 acres @ 6d per acre for 5 years, for which a down payment of £16.10.0, plus £7 survey fee was paid. The land was described as “undulating forest land”. The records show that the land was occupied from June 1877. The Act provided that to ensure ultimate title to the land, the occupant had to make required improvements. The block took in the area from what is now Boonah Hill to McCourt's hill ie from Dugandan Hotel to the cemetery. The area down from the cemetery became known locally as Hooper's flat.
    John began to clear and cultivate the alluvial flats but mobs of marsupials would come down from the surrounding scrub and ridges at dusk and forage in his crops. Paling fences were erected to keep out the wallabies. John was on the verge of despair when the Government proclaimed a scalping fee for each marsupial destroyed.
    The bailiff's report of his inspection of John Hooper's selection , dated October 7th 1881 gives some indication of how the site was improved by hand (and hard) labour in four years. “A dwelling of two rooms, slab walls and floors, wooden shingle roof, occupied by the applicant, valued at £15; 14 acres cleared @ £1.10.0 per acre; cultivation 40 acres ring barked @ 3/- per acre; 2½ miles split paling and wired fence valued at £44 per mile; 48 rods of tenoned and mortised and split rail fence @ 4/6 per rod. Crops – cotton, corn, and pumpkins”
    With no sawmill all the timber for the cottages had been split by hand – an probably the only outlay of money was the cost of the nails. John brought Ann and the family to this slab building – the first home in Boonah, which he had built on the higher ground at Boonah Hill, preferring it to the former town area of Dugandan, which was very wet.
    The lease hold tenure of the land was later convertible to freehold on payment of 10/- per acre. For this expense John my have had some financial assistance from relatives in America.
    On the flats John continued to grow cotton, a little maize (corn) and potatoes. From 1866 John's son, William, worked for him on and off at Boonah until Willie went back to droving. John also employed three aboriginal labourers to assist him.
    John continued to use his bullock team for ploughing and with his bullock dray he used to carry farmer's maize to Ipswich and later Peak Crossing, after the railway was built to Harrisville. When the line was built to Boonah, then Dugandan he didn't use the bullock team. Willie then used the team for clearing timber off his block at Allen Creek. With the coming of the railway to Dugandan in 1887, the country opened up and Boonah grew rapidly.
    John Hooper could be call the “Father of Boonah” as the site of his land became a thriving township, to his good fortune. When the sons, Jimmy and Willie came back to Boonah from Christmas Creek, the balance of John's land ws cut up into building blocks. The streets of Boonah bear the names of the Hooper family. Some of the land became the Boonah Show Grounds and much later in the 1980's a Golf course was developed.
    John Hooper built his home at 20 Church Street, as their circumstances improved. The furniture for the house was made from cedar taken off the block.
    John Hooper gave land for the Anglican Church in 1890. and was himself a Church Warden of the Boonah area of the Harrisville-Boonah parish. The family enjoyed the company of John and Ann and visiting children were always given half a crown – later 2/6. They were looked back on as very happy days. Strict rules applied in the home however and never a pack of cards was allowed in the house.
    After Ann and John's death Willie moved back to Boonah again, after 19 years absence, as he was trustee of the Estate, having attended to John's financial affairs since leaving school at the age of 11, because John was illiterate. At Willies insistence th home in Church Street was left to Eliza because she had cared for John and Ann. The house was subsequently sold by her husband, John Bosako. Also mentioned in John's Will was Jane, wife of Percy Arthy, and daughter of their eldest child, Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) who had died in childbirth in 1889”.9

  • John Hooper and Ann Burgess immigrated to Moreton Bay, Australia, on the "Conrad" which set sail from Plymouth on August 4, 1855,with her Ann and John as assisted passengers. Ann was on her way to Australia at last, but her life was far from that imagined by her mother who saw an as "making a good maid". Also on board the "Conrad" was Ann's brother John Burgess, his wife Susan and their four children.10
  • John and Ann's first four children - Elizabeth, Eliza, John Thomas and Ellen was born between 1857 and 1861 at Maroon Station.
  • At the time his daughter Ellen's birth (23 September 1861) was registered on 5 October 1861, John was working at Logan River (Maroon Station was on a tributary of the river) as a bullock driver. He is listed as the informant of her birth and signed with a cross.11
  • In the book "CENTENARY 1878-1978" the following information is found with regard to the history of Boonah Retirement Village. It reads " The village is situated on the first selection of land on which the Town of Boonah has been built. The original manuscripts and documents at the Government Archives in Brisbane, show that under the Crown Lands Alienation Act of 1875, application for Lease No 7623 was granted at 2.30pm on May 1st, 1877, to John Hooper to lease before survey , 330 acres at 5 pence per acre for 5 years; for which a down payment of 33 pound, plus 14 pound survey fee was paid. The land was described as "undulating forest land". The records show that the land was occupied from June 1877. The act provided that to ensure ultimate title of land, the occupant had to make the required improvements.
    The baliff's inspection of Mr Hooper's selection, as shown on his report dated, October 7th 1881, gives some indication of how the site had been improved by hand labour, in the four years. We quote from the official record: " A dwelling of two rooms, slab walls and floors, wooden shingle roof, occupied by the applicant, valued at 30 pound; 14 acres cleared at 3 pound per acre; cultivation 40 acres ringbarked at 30 pence and acre; 2 1/2 miles of split pailing and wired fence valued at 88 pound per mile; 48 rods of teneted morticed and spli rail fence at 45 pence per rod. Crops of cotton, corn, and pumpkins."12
  • John Hooper and Ann Burgess appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Church Street, Boonah. John's occupation was given as farmer. Their son Oliver was also farming in the district while son John Thomas was a timber getter.13
  • John Hooper died on 22 March 1917 in Church Street, Boonah, Queensland, at age 81. His occupation given on his death certificate, by his son Oliver, was a freeholder. He died from senile atheroma, apoplexy paralysis and exhaustion. His mothers name was given as Elizabeth Hockley and father Thomas Hooper, a farmer and his place of birth was given as Merriott Somersetshire. He had been in Queensland about 62 years. At the time of his death he had 8 living children and one female (Elizabeth Ann who died in childbirth) and two males (William born 1867, and Edwin) had predeceased him.
    His funeral notice appeared in the Ipswich paper on Friday March 23 1917. It read "FUNERAL-The Friends of Mr JOHN HOOPER, sen., deceased, of Boonah, are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, to leave his late residence, Church Street, for the Boonah Cemetery, at 2 o'clock TOMORROW (SATURDAY) AFTERNOON. W H Abell Undertaker."7,14
  • He was buried on 24 March 1917 in Boonah General Cemetery, Queensland.
    The inscription reads:
    IN MEMORY OF ANN HOOPER WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 4TH SEPTEMBER 1915
    ALSO OF JOHN HOOPER WHO DEPARTED THIS LIFE 22ND MARCH 1917.
    THEY ARE GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
    NEVER SHALL THEIR MEMORY FADE
    SWEETEST THOUGHTS SHALL EVER LINGER
    ROUND THE "SPOT" WHERE THEY ARE LAID.7,15
  • "John could read, but Ann could neither read or write, making contact with their family difficult. John certified the birth of his son George James with his X mark. For many years Jack Hooper had a rubber stamp which his grandfather had used to sign papers, because he was unable to write. The rubber stamp finally fell apart with the letters coming off."16

Children of John Hooper and Ann Burgess

Citations

  1. John Hooper, Death Certificate John Hooper, John was 83 years old when he died in 1917.
  2. Annette Rawlings, "Descendants of John Hooper."
  3. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  4. Genes Reunited, online http://www.genesreunited.com.au, Lookup 1841, 1851, 1861 Census Hooper by Michelle.
  5. John & Elizabeth Hooper, " Hoopers", Hooper Section.
  6. Transcribed Census Returns, Somerset Census 1851.
  7. John Hooper, Death Certificate John Hooper.
  8. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Jun 1855 BURGESS Ann Yeovil 5c 833 HOOPER John Yeovil 5c 833.
  9. John & Elizabeth Hooper, " Hoopers."
  10. NSW State Archives, NSW Immigration Index Moreton Bay 1848 - 59, Came with husband, John, aged 20.
  11. Ellen Hooper, Birth Certificate 1861/613 (1861).
  12. ""Haden District Centenary 1876-1976",."
  13. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com
  14. Ipswich Newspaper, 23 March 1917.
  15. Various Peoples Headstones,.
  16. John & Elizabeth Hooper, " Hoopers", Hoopers on the Move from Merriott.

John Hooper1

M, b. 1 August 1784
  • John Hooper was baptized on 1 August 1784 in Merriott, Somerset, England.1,2,3
  • He was the son of Thomas Hooper and Ann Farr.1
  • On 29 November 1837John Hooper was named as a beneficiary of Ann Farr's will. "The last will and testament of Ann Hooper, widow of Thomas Hooper deceased, of Eggwood Lane in the Parish of Merriott.
    I give my soul to God who gave it in humble faith and hope that for the sake and merits of my dear Redeemer he will in Mercy receive it back to himself.
    I give my body to the dust from which ist was made to be buried in Merriott Church yard in the grave with my beloved son Jesse by the side of my dear husband ___
    I give the cottage in which I live with the garden around it to my son Robert Hooper who resides with me.
    I give my goods and chattels to the same Robert Hooper with the proviso that if Thomas Hooper my son should return that Robert Hooper shall give him proportion of my best bed on which I have lain with the bedstead and bedding.
    I give my wearing apparel between my daughter Susan and my daughter in law Mary the wife of Samuel Hooper.
    Signed this 29th day of November 1837
    Ann (her mark) Hooper. In the presence of Ann Crop (vicar's wife), Samuel Garret?, Elizabeth Farr"

    It was appended on 5 December 1837.
    "I also give to my son Roger Hooper one moiety or half of the piece of plot of garden called Thomas's garden, and I give the other moiety or half of the said garden to my son Thomas Hooper now abroad but in case of his death to the sole use and benefit of my daughter Susan and her children and if _____ Thomas Hooper should not return home I desire that the half garden bequeathed to him be occupied and held by my daughter Susan for her use.
    Signed this fifth day of December 1837.
    Ann (Her mark) Hooper
    In the presence of Joseph Crop, Samuel ____ , Thomas Bayley"

    The will was read on 3 January 1838.
    "The appended will of the late Ann Hooper (who died Dec 24, 1837 and was buried according to her will on Saturday Dec 30th, 1837) was read in the presence of Roger Hooper, Robert Hooper, Mary wife of Samuel Hooper and Susan wife of William Forster, the daughter named in the said will, on January the 3rd 1838 who gave their consent to its contents and determined to abide by it and act accordingly.
    In the presence of Joseph Crop, Vicar of Merriott."4,5

Citations

  1. John & Elizabeth Hooper, " Hoopers", Hooper Section.
  2. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No 73617.
  3. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  4. Helen Hawthorn, "E-mail - Helen Hawthorn re Ann Hooper's Will," e-mail to Audrey, 7/11/2008.
  5. Will of Ann Hooper (nee Farr) 1837.

John Hooper1

M, b. 7 September 1731
  • John Hooper was also known as John Hooper The Younger.1
  • He was baptized on 7 September 1731 in Merriott, Somerset, England.1
  • He was the son of John Hooper and Mary Unknown.1
  • At the age of 21 years, 11 months and 15 days, John Hooper married Jane Ireland, daughter of Jane Ireland, on 22 August 1753 in Merriott, Somerset, England.1,2
  • John Hooper was widowed on 13 January 1769 when died Jane died.2
  • At the age of 38 years, 3 months and 18 days, John Hooper married Mary Lawrence on 25 December 1769 in Merriott, Somerset, England.1

Children of John Hooper and Jane Ireland

Children of John Hooper and Mary Lawrence

Citations

  1. John & Elizabeth Hooper, " Hoopers", Hooper Section.
  2. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm

John Hooper1

M, b. 8 July 1764

Citations

  1. John & Elizabeth Hooper, " Hoopers", Hooper Section.
  2. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm

John Hooper1

M, b. 24 December 1697, d. 3 May 1772
  • John Hooper was born on 24 December 1697 in Merriott, Somerset.2
  • He was the son of John Hooper alias Cooper and Mary Unknown.1
  • John Hooper was baptized on 6 January 1697/98 in Merriott, Somerset, England.1,2
  • John Hooper married Mary Unknown.1
  • John Hooper died on 3 May 1772 in Merriott, Somerset, England, at age 74.1

Children of John Hooper and Mary Unknown

Citations

  1. John & Elizabeth Hooper, " Hoopers", Hooper Section.
  2. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm

John Hooper1

M, b. circa 1817
  • John Hooper was born circa 1817 in Merriott, Somerset.1
  • He was the son of Samuel Hooper and Mary Pearce.1
  • John Hooper was baptized on 18 March 1821 in Merriott, Somerset. The church record shows John was 4 years old.1

Citations

  1. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm

John Hooper1

M, b. circa 1817, d. before 28 February 1888
  • John Hooper was born circa 1817 in Crewkerne, Somerset.1
  • He was the son of Roger Hooper and Elizabeth Trask.1
  • John Hooper was baptized on 25 December 1817 in Merriott, Somerset.1
  • His marriage to Martha Eason was registered in the December 1843 Quarter in Chard, Somerset Registration District.1,2
  • John Hooper witnessed the marriage of Robert Hooper and Ann Mitchell on 23 December 1849 in Merriott, Somerset; The marriage record shows: Ann Mitchell, 24, spinster, Church Street, glove sewer, father John Mitchell a gardener. Witness Harriet Mitchell. Robert Hooper, 26, bachelor, abode Broadway, labourer, father Roger Hooper cattle doctor, witness, John Hooper.1
  • John Hooper and Martha Eason appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Sherrimore Hill, Merriott. John is shown as a 33 year old agricultural labourer born Crewkerne, living with his wife Martha a 31 year old agricultural labouer born in Merriott.1
  • John Hooper and Martha Eason appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in Great Field, Crewkerne. John is shown as a 43 year old farrier born Merriott, living with his 41 year old wife Martha also born Merriott.1
  • John Hooper died before 28 February 1888.1
  • He was buried on 28 February 1888 in Merriott, Somerset. John's burial record showed he was 70 years old.1

Citations

  1. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Dec 1843 Eason Martha Chard 10 563 Hooper John Chard 10 563.     

John Hooper1

M, b. 20 May 1849
  • John Hooper was baptized on 20 May 1849 in Merriott, Somerset.1
  • He was the son of Charles Hooper and Eliza Lawrence.1
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census John Hooper was living in the household of Charles Hooper and Eliza Lawrence in Broadway, Merriott. Charles snr is shown as a 40 year old field labourer living with his 40 year old wife Eliza and their four children:- Emma, 10 works at the factory; Samuel 8; Chalres 4; and John 3; and living with them is Jane Lawrence (not related), unmarried 45 and living on Parish relief. All the household was born in Merriott.1

Citations

  1. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm

John Hooper1

M, b. 12 June 1859
  • John Hooper was baptized on 12 June 1859 in Merriott, Somerset.1
  • He was the son of Charles Hooper and Maryann Eason.1
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census John Hooper was living in the household of Maryann Eason and Charles Hooper in Broadway, Merriott. The census record shows Charles as a 32 year old Inkeeper, born Merriott, living with his wife Maryann 30, born Merriott, and children George aged 9, a scholar, William aged 6, Emma aged 4 and John aged 2. All the children were born in Merriott.1
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census John Hooper was living in the household of Charles Hooper and Maryann Eason in Broadway, Merriott. The census details show Charles as a 42 year old landlord and gardener born Merriott, Mary Ann aged 40, farmer of 40 acres employing 2 boys, born Merriott, and their children George 19, an agricultural labourer, William 15, also a labourer, John 12 a scholar, Samuel 8, a scholar, Emma 7, Bessie aged 2. All the children were born in Merriott.1
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census John Hooper was living in the household of William Charles Hooper and Mary Hutchins in Broadway Street, Merriott, Somerset. William is shown as a 24 year old market gardener, living with his wife Mary also 24, and their children Susan Ann aged 3, Walter aged 1 and Minnie aged 1 month. All the family were born in Merriott. John Hooper, Williams brother aged 20, a market gardener, also lived with the family.2
  • At the age of 25 years, 6 months and 3 days, John Hooper married Ann Trask, daughter of Isaiah Trask, on 15 December 1884 in Merriott, Somerset. The marriage record shows John Hooper, 24, bachelor, living Broadway, a bachelor, a labourer, father Charles Hooper a market gardener. Witness William Osborne. Ann Trask, 22 Spinster, Broadway, father Isaiah Trask a market gardener, witness Emma Osborne.1
  • John Hooper and Ann Trask appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Church Street, Merriott, Somerset. John is shown as a 31 year old market gardener living with his wfe Ann aged 30, and children John jnr aged 9, Henry 6, Ethel 5, Bessie 4 and George 1. The four eldest children are scholars and all of the household were born in Merriott.2
  • John Hooper and Ann Trask appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Broadway, Merriott, Somerset. John is shown as a 40 year old general dealer own account, living with his wife Ann aged 38 and 10 children:- John jnr 19, helper at home; Henry 16 helper at home; Ethel 15 shirt machinist at home; Bessie 13; George 10; William 9; Emma 7; Minnie 6; Thomas 3 and Francis 4 months. All of the household was born in Merriott.1

Children of John Hooper and Ann Trask

Citations

  1. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  2. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp

John Hooper1

M, b. circa 1847
  • John Hooper was born circa 1847 in East Coker, Somerset.1
  • He was the son of James Hooper and Mary Unknown.1
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census John Hooper was living in the household of James Hooper and Mary Unknown in East Coker. James is shown as a 53 year old hand loom sail cloth weaver, born in Merriott. He is living with his wife Mary 52, born in Stofford and their children Robert 25 a hand loom sail cloth weave born East Coker; Jane a 22 year old hand loom sail cloth weaver born East Coker; George an ag labourer born East Coker; Jesse 15 Worcestershire ? born East Coker; Elizabeth 12 a scholar born East Coker; Emila 8, a scholar and John 4 both born East Coker.2
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census John Hooper was living in the household of James Hooper and Mary Unknown in 8 Coker Marsh Cottages, East Coker. James is shown as a 66 year old farm labourer born Merriott, living with his wife Mary 65, also a farm labourer born Stofford, their unmarried daughter Jane aged 28, a sacking weaver born East Coker and their grandson John Hooper, 14 a farm labourer born East Coker.3

Citations

  1. Transcribed Census Returns, Somerset Census 1851.
  2. Transcribed Census Returns, Somerset Census 1851, East Coker.
  3. FreeCEn, online http://freecen.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl

John Hooper1

M, b. circa 1858
  • John Hooper was born circa 1858 in Lopen, Somerset.1
  • He was the son of Robert Hooper and Miriam Cable.1
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census John Hooper was living in the household of Robert Hooper and Miriam Cable in Lopen, Somerset. Robert is shown as a 29 year old agricultural labourer born Merriott, living with Miriam aged 30, born Lopen and children William 5, John 3, and Charles 9 months, all born in Lopen.2
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census John Hooper was living in the household of Robert Hooper and Miriam Cable in Hollaway Street, Lopen. Robert is shown as a 40 year old agricultural labourer, born Merriott. He is living with his 40 year old wife Mariam, a cap maker, and their children:- William 15, an agricultural labourer, John 13, a blacksmiths apprentice, Charles 10 an ag. labourer, Mary 7 a scholar, Robert 6 a scholar and Hannah and Alice both 4. All of the chidlren and Mariam were born in Lopen.1
  • His marriage to Martha Hine was registered in the December 1880 Quarter in Yeovil, Somerset Registration District.3
  • John Hooper and Martha Hine appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Stratton, South Petherton. John is shown as a 23 year old agricultural labourer, born Lopen. He is living with his wife Martha, 25, born Over Stratton, Somerset and thier son William aged 3 months also born Over Stratton, Somerset.4

Child of John Hooper and Martha Hine

Citations

  1. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  2. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm, Hooper Family 1861 Census.
  3. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, HINES Martha Yeovil 5c 752Hooper John Yeovil 5c 752.
  4. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp

John Hooper1

M, b. March 1859
  • John Hooper's birth was registered in the Chard, Somerset Registration District in the March 1859 Quarter.2,3
  • He was the son of Sidney Hooper and Emma Eason.1
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census John Hooper was living in the household of Sidney Hooper and Emma Eason in Crewkerne. Sidney is shown as a 23 year old gardener born Crewkerne, living with his wife Emma aged 22, born Merriott, and sons John aged 3, born Crewkerne, and George 10 months, born Crewkerne.4
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census John Hooper was living in the household of Sidney Hooper and Emma Eason in Crewkerne, Somerset. Sidney is shown as the 34 year old head, a tranter born Crewkerne. He is living with Emma his wife, 32 years old born in Merriott and their children John 14 born Crewkerne, George 13 a scholar born Crewkerne, Mary Ann, 9 a scholar born Crewkerne, Ellen, 7 a scholar born Crewkerne, Betty 3 born Crewkerne and Joseph 6 months born Crewkerne.5
  • At the age of 21 years, John Hooper married Sarah Ann Matthews in March 1880 in Chard, Somerset.6
  • John Hooper witnessed the marriage of George Hooper and Emma Osborne on 21 November 1880 in Merriott, Somerset; The marriage record shows: George Hooper, 21, bachelor, abode Crewkerne, market gardener, father Sidney Hooper a market gardener, witness John Hooper. Emma Osborne, 21 Spinster, abdode, Merriott, father George Osborne, gardener, witness Lavinia Osborne.1
  • John Hooper and Sarah Ann Matthews appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Hermitage Street, Crewkerne. The census details show John as the 22 year old head of the household, a tranter (corn) born Crewkerne, living with his wife Sarah aged 24 born Chilington and daughter Ellen aged 1, born Crewkerne.7

Child of John Hooper and Sarah Ann Matthews

Citations

  1. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  2. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm, 1871 Census.
  3. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Mar 1859 Hooper John      Chard      5c 534 or 554.
  4. Free Cen, online http://freecen.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Piece RG9/1637.
  5. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm, 1871 Census Merriott transcribed by Sue Osborn.
  6. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Mar 1880 Hooper John Chard 5c 589 Matthews     Sarah Ann Chard5c 589.
  7. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp

John Hooper1

M, b. circa 1882
  • John Hooper was born circa 1882 in Merriott, Somerset.1
  • He was the son of John Hooper and Ann Trask.1
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census John Hooper was living in the household of John Hooper and Ann Trask in Church Street, Merriott, Somerset. John is shown as a 31 year old market gardener living with his wfe Ann aged 30, and children John jnr aged 9, Henry 6, Ethel 5, Bessie 4 and George 1. The four eldest children are scholars and all of the household were born in Merriott.2
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census John Hooper was living in the household of John Hooper and Ann Trask in Broadway, Merriott, Somerset. John is shown as a 40 year old general dealer own account, living with his wife Ann aged 38 and 10 children:- John jnr 19, helper at home; Henry 16 helper at home; Ethel 15 shirt machinist at home; Bessie 13; George 10; William 9; Emma 7; Minnie 6; Thomas 3 and Francis 4 months. All of the household was born in Merriott.1

Citations

  1. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  2. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp

John Hooper1

M, b. circa 1790

Child of John Hooper and Patience Unknown

Citations

  1. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm

John Hooper1

M, b. circa 1849
  • John Hooper was born circa 1849 in East Coker, Somerset.1
  • He was the son of Thomas Hooper and Theresa Unknown.1
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census John Hooper was living in the household of Thomas Hooper and Theresa Unknown in East Coker, Somerset. Thomas is shown as a 29 year old hand loom sail cloth weaver, born East Coker as is his 28 year old wife Theresa. Their children Henry, 6 a scholar, Elizabeth 4, also a scholar, John 2, and Mary 1 month were all born in East Coker.1

Citations

  1. Transcribed Census Returns, Somerset Census 1851.

John Hooper alias Cooper1

M, b. 2 February 1676, d. 17 January 1762

Children of John Hooper alias Cooper and Mary Unknown

Citations

  1. John & Elizabeth Hooper, " Hoopers", Hooper Section.
  2. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm

John G Hooper1

M, b. circa 1900
  • John G Hooper was born circa 1900.1
  • John G Hooper married Emily Ellen Chambers, daughter of Harry Chambers and Sarah Ellen Earwacker, on 8 May 1942 in St John's Cathederal, Brisbane. The marriage was announced in The Courier Mail :- "RETURNED NURSE TO WED A.IF. CAPTAIN

    SISTER NELL CHAMBERS, of Wyalla, Crow's Nest, will wear her army nurse's uniform when she is married to Captain John G. Hooper, A.I.P. (Laidley) , on Friday at 2.30 p.m. in St. John's Cathedral, Brisbane. Both bride and bridegroom are returned from active service in the Middle East, and Sister Chambers will arrive from Adelaide tomorrow. She will have another returned army nurse, Sister Carmody, as bridesmaid."1

Citations

  1. High Country News, 5 June 2012, 12, The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Wednesday 6 May 1942 p 6 Article.

John Thomas Hooper1

M, b. 27 August 1860, d. 20 June 1929

Four Generations of Hoopers - Standing George Alfred Hooper born 1883, Sitting from left John Thomas born 1860, Horace Hilton born 1908 and John Hooper born 1835.
  • John Thomas Hooper was also known as Johnnie.
  • He was born on 27 August 1860 in Maroon Station, Fassifern Valley, Queensland.2,3
  • He was the son of John Hooper and Ann Burgess.
  • At the age of 22 years and 4 months, John Thomas Hooper married Susannah Gribble, daughter of John Griball and Lucy Smith, on 27 December 1882 in "Dunlop", residence of the bride, Fassifern Valley, Queensland.4,5
  • John Thomas Hooper appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at "Fair View", Boonah. John Thomas' occupation was given as a timber getter.6
  • John Thomas Hooper died on 20 June 1929 in Boonah, Queensland, at age 68.5,7
  • He was buried in Boonah Cemetery.5,7

Children of John Thomas Hooper and Susannah Gribble

Citations

  1. Annette Rawlings, "Descendants of John Hooper", John Hooper Descendants.
  2. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m
  3. John & Elizabeth Hooper, " Hoopers", Section on John Hooper.
  4. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, 82/00000502.
  5. Annette Rawlings, "Descendants of John Hooper."
  6. Ancestry.com, online http://www.ancestry.com
  7. Various Peoples Headstones,.

John Thomas Hooper1,2

M, b. 12 April 1910
  • John Thomas Hooper was born on 12 April 1910 in Beaudesert.3
  • He was the son of George James Hooper and Elizabeth Berghoffer.
  • John Thomas Hooper attended school in Willowbank State School.
  • He witnessed the Note of John Hooper; "John could read, but Ann could neither read or write, making contact with their family difficult. John certified the birth of his son George James with his X mark. For many years Jack Hooper had a rubber stamp which his grandfather had used to sign papers, because he was unable to write. The rubber stamp finally fell apart with the letters coming off."4
  • In their book "The Hoopers", Elizabeth and John Hooper wrote :-"During their honeymoon (1935), Ann Hooper's granddaughter Audrey and her husband Len Volger vistied another George Burgess and his wife in Surry Hills. This couple were in their 80's and he was thought to be the son of Ann's youngest brother Samuel. Audrey's mother and brother, Elizabeth Hooper and Jack, travelled to Sydney by boat and also visited them. They were poor folk and asked for financial assistance.5"
  • John Thomas Hooper married Joyce Unknown.6
  • John Thomas Hooper enlisted in the Military in 1940 in Kelvin Grove, Queensland. His Service Number was QX48552 and his next of kin was given as Joyce Hooper.6

Citations

  1. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m
  2. Annette Rawlings, "Descendants of John Hooper", John Hooper Descendants.
  3. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Births 1910/7148     John Thomas;Hooper George James;Elizabeth Berghofer.
  4. John & Elizabeth Hooper, " Hoopers", Hoopers on the Move from Merriott.
  5. John & Elizabeth Hooper, " Hoopers."
  6. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Record of John Thomas Hooper.

Joseph Hooper1,2

M, b. 31 May 1795
  • Joseph Hooper was baptized on 31 May 1795 in Merriott, Somerset, England.1,2,3
  • He was the son of Thomas Hooper and Ann Farr.1,2
  • Joseph Hooper appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Up Coker, East Coker, Somerset. Joseph is shown as a 58 year old sail cloth maker born Merriott, living with his 15 year old daughter Jane born East Coker.4

Child of Joseph Hooper

Citations

  1. John & Elizabeth Hooper, " Hoopers", Hooper Section.
  2. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No 73617.
  3. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  4. Transcribed Census Returns, Somerset Census 1851, East Coker.

Joseph Hooper1

M, b. 5 August 1770
  • Joseph Hooper was baptized on 5 August 1770 in Merriott, Somerset, England.1,2
  • He was the son of John Hooper and Mary Lawrence.1
  • At the age of 24 years, 4 months and 24 days, Joseph Hooper married Mary Pattemore on 29 December 1794 in Merriott, Somerset.2

Citations

  1. John & Elizabeth Hooper, " Hoopers", Hooper Section.
  2. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm

Joseph Hooper1

M, b. 1850
  • Joseph Hooper was born in 1850 in Crewkerne, Somerset.2
  • He was the son of Joseph Hooper and Ann Trask.1
  • Joseph Hooper was baptized on 25 December 1850 in Merriott, Somerset.1
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Joseph Hooper was living in the household of Joseph Hooper and Ann Trask in Merriotts Ford, Crewkerne, Somerset. Joseph is shown as a 45 year old coal carrier born Castle Cary living with his wife Ann 46 born Merriott and their children:- Ellen a 19 year old glover born Merriott; Kitty a 17 year old glover born Crewkerne; Settney (Sidney) a 14 year old assistant born Crewkerne; Lavinia a 12 year old scholar born Crewkerne; George a 10 year old scholar born Crewkerne; Emma a 7 year old scholar born Crewkerne and Joseph 4 months born Crewkerne.2
  • At the age of 21 years, Joseph Hooper married Elizabeth Hooper, daughter of Robert Hooper and Ann Mitchell, on 3 September 1871 in Merriott, Somerset. The marriage record shows: Joseph Hooper, 21 bachelor, abode Merriott a carpenter, father Joseph Hooper a tranter. Witness Henry Farr. Elizabeth Hooper, 21, spinster adobe Merriott, father Robert Hooper a farm labourer. Witness Ellen Old. Elizabeth and Joseph were cousins.1
  • Joseph Hooper and Elizabeth Hooper appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Lower Street, Merriott. Joseph is shown as a 40 year old carpenter living with his wife Elizabeth also 40. Children living with them are Frederick a 19 year old agricultural labourer, Hester a 13 year old scholar, Frank an 11 year old scholar, Bertie a 9 year old scholar and May aged 9 months. All of the household was born in Merriott.1
  • Joseph Hooper and Elizabeth Hooper appeared on the census of 31 March 1901 in Lower Street, Merriott. Joseph is shown as a 50 year old carpenter living with his wife Elizabeth also 50 and their children:- Frank aged 21, a domestic gardener, Bert 19, a grocers porter, Esther 23 a shirt machinist and May 10. All of the household was born in Merriott.1

Children of Joseph Hooper and Elizabeth Hooper

Citations

  1. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  2. Transcribed Census Returns, Somerset Census 1851, Crewkerne.

Joseph Hooper1

M, b. September 1870
  • Joseph Hooper's birth was registered in the Chard, Somerset Registration District in the September 1870 Quarter.1
  • He was the son of Sidney Hooper and Emma Eason.1
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Joseph Hooper was living in the household of Sidney Hooper and Emma Eason in Crewkerne, Somerset. Sidney is shown as the 34 year old head, a tranter born Crewkerne. He is living with Emma his wife, 32 years old born in Merriott and their children John 14 born Crewkerne, George 13 a scholar born Crewkerne, Mary Ann, 9 a scholar born Crewkerne, Ellen, 7 a scholar born Crewkerne, Betty 3 born Crewkerne and Joseph 6 months born Crewkerne.2
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Joseph Hooper was living in the household of Sidney Hooper and Emma Eason in Hermitage Street, Crewkerne. Sidney is shown as a 42 year old market gardener, born Crewkerne, living with his wife Emma, 41, born Crewekrne and their children: Mary A 18; Ellen 16; Betty 13; Joseph 10; Elizabeth 8; Charles 6; Frank 4 and Florence 1. All the children were born in Crewkerne.3
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Joseph Hooper was living in the household of Sidney Hooper and Emma Eason in South Street, Crewkerne, Somerset. The census details show Sidney as a 53 year old farmer and poulterer born Crewkerne, living with his wife Emma, 52, born Merriott, and children Joseph, 20, a farmers son, born Crewkerne, Charles, 16, a farmers son born Crewkerne, Frank, 13, ditto, Florence, 11 born Crewkerne and Minnie aged 7 a scholar born Crewkerne.1

Citations

  1. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  2. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm, 1871 Census Merriott transcribed by Sue Osborn.
  3. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Piece 2387/90.

Joseph Hooper1

M, b. circa 1807, d. December 1899
  • Joseph Hooper was born circa 1807 in Castle Cary, Somerset.2
  • He was the son of Charles Hooper and Elizabeth Unknown.1
  • Joseph Hooper was baptized on 21 June 1807 in Merriott, Somerset.1
  • Joseph Hooper married Ann Trask, daughter of Joseph Trask and Catherine Pattemore, on 28 December 1828 in Merriott, Somerset.1
  • Joseph Hooper and Ann Trask appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Merriotts Ford, Crewkerne, Somerset. Joseph is shown as a 45 year old coal carrier born Castle Cary living with his wife Ann 46 born Merriott and their children:- Ellen a 19 year old glover born Merriott; Kitty a 17 year old glover born Crewkerne; Settney (Sidney) a 14 year old assistant born Crewkerne; Lavinia a 12 year old scholar born Crewkerne; George a 10 year old scholar born Crewkerne; Emma a 7 year old scholar born Crewkerne and Joseph 4 months born Crewkerne.2
  • Joseph Hooper was a collier. This was the occupation give when his children were married between 1851 and 1853.1
  • He and Ann Trask appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Pye Corner, Crewkerne, Somerset. Joseph is shown as a 75 year old market gardener, born Merriott. He was living with his wife Ann, also 75 and born in Merriott. Their grandson John Weatheral a 22 year old born Guernsey, Channel Islands, a market gardener was also living with them.3
         
  • Joseph Hooper was widowed on 12 December 1885 when died Ann died.
  • He appeared on the census of 1891 in Broadway, Merriott, Somerset. The census record shows:- Joseph is shown as a 84 year old widower, living on his own means.1
  • Joseph Hooper died in December 1899.1
  • He was buried on 16 December 1899 in Merriott, Somerset. The burial record shows Joseph was 93 years old.1

Children of Joseph Hooper and Ann Trask

Citations

  1. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  2. Transcribed Census Returns, Somerset Census 1851, Crewkerne.
  3. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp

Kate Ethel Hooper1

F, b. circa 1880
  • Kate Ethel Hooper was also known as Ethel.1
  • Kate Ethel Hooper was also known as Ethel Rose.2
  • She was born circa 1880 in Merriott, Somerset.1
  • She was the daughter of George Hooper and Anna Osborne.1
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Kate Ethel Hooper was living in the household of George Hooper and Anna Osborne in Broadway, Merriott, Cornwall. The census record shows George as the 30 year old head, a market gardener. He is living with his wife Anna aged 29, and children Henry a 6 year old scholar, Albert aged 3 and Kate Ethel aged 1. All were born in Merriott. Susan Greenham, a 16 year old servant born Merriott was also living with the family.1
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Kate Ethel Hooper was living in the household of Anna Osborne in Broadway, Merriott, Somerset. The census record shows Ann Hooper, a 38 year old widow, born Merriott as the household head. Her son Henry, a 16 year old labourer and daughter Ethel, an 11 year old scholar, daughter Beatrice 6, a scholar were all born in Merriott and living with their mother. Her mother-in-law Ann Osborne, a 67 year old widow born Merriott was also living with the family.3
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census Kate Ethel Hooper was living in the household of Anna Osborne in Broadway, Merriott, Somerset. The census record shows Anna as a 48 year old widow, an invalid born Merriott living with her stay at home daughters Ethel Rose aged 20 born Merriott and Beatrice a 16 year old shirt button holer. All were born in Merriott.2

Citations

  1. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp
  2. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  3. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm, Hooper Family 1891 Census.

Kathleen Elizabeth Moore Hooper1

F, b. 26 July 1912, d. August 1996
  • Kathleen Elizabeth Moore Hooper was born on 26 July 1912 in Boonah, Queensland.2,1
  • She was the daughter of William Hooper and Ada Ellen Moore.
  • Kathleen Elizabeth Moore Hooper enlisted in the Australian Army on 19 August 1941 in Brisbane. Her next of kin was listed as William Hooper. Her service number was QFX23669 (QF70276). She was living at West End when she enlisted. Kathleen was discharged on 22 February 1946 with the rank of Lieutenant in the 2/1 Australian General Hospital Division.3,4
  • At the age of 36 years, 11 months and 11 days, Kathleen Elizabeth Moore Hooper married Stephen Alexander Russ on 7 July 1949 in Presbyterian Church, Spring Hil, Brisbane.1
  • Kathleen Elizabeth Moore Hooper died in August 1996 at age 84.

Citations

  1. Annette Rawlings, "Descendants of John Hooper", John Hooper Descendants.
  2. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Births 1912/4490     Kathleen Elizabeth Moore Hooper;     William;     Ada Ellen Moore.
  3. Record Search, National Archives of Australia, online http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/recordsearch/index.aspx, Service Record of Kathleen Elizabeth Moore Hooper.
  4. WW2 Nominal Roll, online http://www.ww2roll.gov.au

Keith William Hooper1

M, b. 21 August 1919, d. 23 August 1977
  • Keith William Hooper was born on 21 August 1919 in Boonah, Queensland.
  • He was the son of William Hooper and Ada Ellen Moore.
  • Keith William Hooper enlisted in the Australian Army on 22 June 1940 in Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Keith, a storeman, was living at 2 Sarann Flats, Boundary Street, West End at the time he enlisted. He gave his next of kin as his father, William who lived at the same address. His service number was QX9703. He was discharged on 26 January 1946 with the Rank of Gunner in the 2/10 Field Regiment. He had been captured by the Japanese and survived being a Prisioner of War at Changi.2
  • At the age of 27 years, 5 months and 18 days, Keith William Hooper married Betty Florence Ball, daughter of Joseph Ball and Florence Slater, on 8 February 1947 in the Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Woolloongabba.
  • He was Queensland Liberal Politician (Minister for Transport.)
  • Keith William Hooper died on 23 August 1977 in Townsville, Queensland, at age 58.3
  • He was cremated on 25 August 1977 in Brisbane His ashes are in a crypt at the Holy Trinity Church, Woolloongabba.3

Citations

  1. Annette Rawlings, "Descendants of John Hooper", John Hooper Descendants.
  2. WW2 Nominal Roll, online http://www.ww2roll.gov.au
  3. Wendy D, "E-mail - re William & Keith Hooper," e-mail to Audey, 15 Jan 2013.

Kenneth Aubrey Hooper1

M, b. 8 May 1908, d. 1936
  • Kenneth Aubrey Hooper was born on 8 May 1908 in Boondah, Queensland.1,2
  • He was the son of Edwin Allison Hooper and Emily Lucas.1
  • Kenneth Aubrey Hooper died in 1936 in Queensland.3

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1908/3567     Kenneth Aubrey     Hooper;     Edwin Alison;     Emily Lucas.
  2. Kevin Prause, "Family Group Sheet, Kevin Prause."
  3. QLD, BDM Index, online https://www.bdm.qld.gov.au/IndexSearch/BirIndexQry.m, Deaths 1936/903     Kenneth Aubrey     Hooper;     Edward Allison;     Emily Lucas.

Lavinia Hooper1

F, b. 1839, d. before 17 October 1859
  • Lavinia Hooper was born in 1839 in Crewkerne, Somerset.2
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Hooper and Ann Trask.1
  • Lavinia Hooper was baptized on 12 May 1839 in Merriott, Somerset.1
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Lavinia Hooper was living in the household of Joseph Hooper and Ann Trask in Merriotts Ford, Crewkerne, Somerset. Joseph is shown as a 45 year old coal carrier born Castle Cary living with his wife Ann 46 born Merriott and their children:- Ellen a 19 year old glover born Merriott; Kitty a 17 year old glover born Crewkerne; Settney (Sidney) a 14 year old assistant born Crewkerne; Lavinia a 12 year old scholar born Crewkerne; George a 10 year old scholar born Crewkerne; Emma a 7 year old scholar born Crewkerne and Joseph 4 months born Crewkerne.2
  • Lavinia Hooper died before 17 October 1859.1
  • She was buried on 17 October 1859 in Merriott, Somerset. She was 20 years old.1

Citations

  1. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  2. Transcribed Census Returns, Somerset Census 1851, Crewkerne.

Lavinia Hooper1

F, b. 12 July 1864
  • Lavinia Hooper was baptized on 12 July 1864 in Merriott, Somerset.1
  • She was the daughter of George Hooper and Ann Mitchell Lawrence.1
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Lavinia Hooper was living in the household of George Hooper and Ann Mitchell Lawrence in Church Street, Merriott. George is shown a 29 year old market gardener born Crewkerne living with his wife Ann aged 27 born Merriott and four children:- Lavina aged 6, William 5, Emma 2 and Ellen 7 months. All the children were born in Merriott.1
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Lavinia Hooper was living in the household of George Hooper and Ann Mitchell Lawrence in Broadway, Merriott. Geoge is shown as a 39 year old market gardener born Crewkerne. He is living with his wife Ann aged 38 born Merriott, and 7 children:- Lavener, 17 , William 7, Ellen 11,Charles 9, Albert 5, Emma 3 and Robert Alford aged 1. All the children were born in Merriott.2

Citations

  1. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  2. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp