Mary Ann Hooper

F, b. September 1863
  • Mary Ann Hooper's birth was registered in the Chard, Somerset Registration District in the September 1863 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Sidney Hooper and Emma Eason.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Mary Ann Hooper was living in the household of Sidney Hooper and Emma Eason in Crewkerne. 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.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Mary Ann Hooper was living in the household of Sidney Hooper and Emma Eason in 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.

Mary Elizabeth Hooper

F, b. circa 1862
  • Mary Elizabeth Hooper was born circa 1862 in Merriott.
  • She was the daughter of George Hooper and Rachel Hooper.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Mary Elizabeth Hooper was living in the household of George Hooper and Rachel Hooper in Merriott. The census record shows George snr as the 46 year old head, an agricultural labourer born Crewkerne, living with his wife Rachel aged 45, also an agricultural labourer, born East Coker and their four children:- George, 13 an agricultural labourer born Merriott; Mary 9, born Merriott; Emily 6 born Lopen; and Henry 1 born Merriott.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Mary Elizabeth Hooper was living in the household of George Hooper and Rachel Hooper in Merriott. George snr is shown as 44 year old farm labourer born Crewkerne living with his wife Rachel 43, born East Coker, a farm labourers wife,(their ages are incorrect, should be 54 and 53) and their five children:- George 22 a farm labourer born Merriott; Mary Elizabeth 20 born Merriott, work at sailcloth works; Emily 17 born Lopen, work at sailcloth works; Henry 12 a scholar born Merriott and James 8 a scholar born Merriott. A Robert Hooper a retired widower aged 80 born Merriott is boarding with the family.
  • Mary Elizabeth Hooper witnessed the marriage of George Hooper and Susan Frost on 23 July 1882 in Merriott; The marriage record shows: George Hooper, 23, bachelor, abode Hitchings, a labourer, father George Hooper a labourer, witness James Willis. Susan Frost, 25 Spinster, abode Broadway, Factory Hand, father Thomas Frost a thatcher, witness Mary Hooper.
  • Mary Elizabeth Hooper married James Wills on 24 December 1882 in Merriott. The marriage record shows: James Wills, 21, bachelor, Boozer Pit, labourer, father Amos Wills a labourer, witness George Hooper. Mary Elizabeth Hooper, 21, spinster, Eggwood Lane, father George Hooper a labourer, witness Susan Hooper.

Mary Elizabeth Hooper

F, b. 29 January 1850
  • Mary Elizabeth Hooper was baptized on 29 January 1850 in Merriott.
  • She was the daughter of Samuel Hooper and Elizabeth Mitchell.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Mary Elizabeth Hooper was living in the household of Thomas Mitchell and Margaret Willis in Merriott. Thomas is shown as a 74 year old pauper, living with his wife Margaret 69, and their son Robert 17, an agricultural labourer. Elizabeth Hooper a 23 year old married lodger, who worked as a glover and her two children Sarah aged 3 and Mary aged 1 were also lodging with the family.

Mary Ethel Hooper

F, b. 27 February 1884
  • Mary Ethel Hooper was born on 27 February 1884 in Canada. At the time of her birth her father was a coachman of Halifax born England. The birth was registered in 1928 by Mary (then Merlin.)
  • She was the daughter of George Hooper and Annie Elizabeth Boutilier.
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census Mary Ethel Hooper was living in the household of George Hooper and Annie Elizabeth Boutilier in Halifax. George was shown as the 46 year old head, born 15 June 1854 living with his wife Annie aged 36 born 18 July 1864 and children Ethel born 27 February 1884, Blanche born Nov 16 1885 and Henry born 14 Jan 1890.
  • At the age of 23 years, 6 months and 22 days, Mary Ethel Hooper married George William Merlin on 18 September 1907 in Halifax. Mary was the 23 year old daughter of George ( a collector) and Annie. She was born and lived in Halifax. George was the 22 year old son of George and Amanda born Upper Prospect and living in Halifax. He was a tailor. Witnesses to the marriage were Ray Purdie and Blanch C Hooper.
    They had a family of 11 children.
  • Mary Ethel Hooper witnessed the marriage of Blanche St Clair Hooper and Raymond Arthur Purdy on 15 January 1908 in Halifax; She was the 22 year old daughter of William (a collector) and Annie HOOPER. She was born in Halifax and lived in Halifax. Raymond was a 23 year old waiter born and living in Truro. His parents were Arthur (an Engineer) and Loronia PURDY. Witnesses to the marriage were G W Merlin and Mary E Merlin (Blanche's sister.)

Children of Mary Ethel Hooper and George William Merlin

Mary Jane Hooper

F, b. 8 July 1870
  • Mary Jane Hooper was baptized on 8 July 1870 in Merriott.
  • She was the daughter of Martha Maria Hooper.
  • At the time of the 2 April 1871 census Mary Jane Hooper was living in the household of Mary Hooper in Merriott. Mary is shown as an unmarried 37 year old glover living with her daughters Ann aged 12 and Elizabeth 4. Also living with them were her niece Maria, a 21 year old glover and Mary Jane, aged 1, her nieces daughter. All the household was born in Merriott.

Mary Maria Hooper

F, b. circa 1887
  • Mary Maria Hooper was born circa 1887 in Merriott.
  • She was the daughter of Edwin Hooper and Mary Maria Osborne.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Mary Maria Hooper was living in the household of Edwin Hooper and Mary Maria Osborne in Merriott. Edwin is shown as a 33 year old farm labourer living with his wife Mary Maria also 33 and their children:- Alice 10 a scholar, Henry 7 a scholar, Elizabeth Ann 6 a scholar, Rosa 5, Mary Maria 4, Beatrice 2, Blanche 1 and Daisy one month. All were born in Merriott.
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census Mary Maria Hooper was living in the household of Edwin Hooper and Mary Maria Osborne in Merriott. The census record shows Edwin senior as the 43 year old head, an agricultural labourer, living with his wife Mary M also 43, and their children Alice a 20 year old spooler canvas sail cloth, Henry a flax heckler linen aged 17, Elizabeth A a 15 year old factory hand canvas sail cloth maker, Rosa 14 a factory hand canvan sail cloth maker, Mary M general domestic servant aged 13, Beatrice 12, Blanche 10, Minnie 7, Daisy 6, Ida 5, Walter 4, and Edwin aged 1. All were born in Merriott.

Mavis Kathleen Hooper

F, b. 1914

May Hooper

F, b. circa 1890
  • May Hooper was born circa 1890 in Merriott.
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Hooper and Elizabeth Hooper.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census May Hooper was living in the household of Joseph Hooper and Elizabeth Hooper in 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.
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census May Hooper was living in the household of Joseph Hooper and Elizabeth Hooper in 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.

Merle Guilford Hooper

F, b. 1912

Minnie Hooper

F, b. circa 1894
  • Minnie Hooper was born circa 1894 in Merriott.
  • She was the daughter of Edwin Hooper and Mary Maria Osborne.
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census Minnie Hooper was living in the household of Edwin Hooper and Mary Maria Osborne in Merriott. The census record shows Edwin senior as the 43 year old head, an agricultural labourer, living with his wife Mary M also 43, and their children Alice a 20 year old spooler canvas sail cloth, Henry a flax heckler linen aged 17, Elizabeth A a 15 year old factory hand canvas sail cloth maker, Rosa 14 a factory hand canvan sail cloth maker, Mary M general domestic servant aged 13, Beatrice 12, Blanche 10, Minnie 7, Daisy 6, Ida 5, Walter 4, and Edwin aged 1. All were born in Merriott.

Minnie Hooper

F, b. September 1883
  • Minnie Hooper's birth was registered in the Chard, Somerset Registration District in the September 1883 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Sidney Hooper and Emma Eason.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Minnie Hooper was living in the household of Sidney Hooper and Emma Eason in Crewkerne. 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.

Minnie Hooper

F, b. 1881
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Minnie Hooper was living in the household of William Charles Hooper and Mary Hutchins in Merriott. 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.
  • Minnie Hooper was born in 1881 in Merriott.
  • She was the daughter of William Charles Hooper and Mary Hutchins.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Minnie Hooper was living in the household of William Charles Hooper and Mary Hutchins in Merriott. William is shown as a 37 year old market gardener, living with his wife Mary aged 34 and their children Susan A 14, a scholar, Walter 11, a scholar, Minnie 10, a scholar, Louisa 4 and Arthur 1. All were born in Merriott.
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census Minnie Hooper was living in the household of Charles Hooper and Maryann Eason in Merriott. The census record shows Charles as a 60 year old farmer, his wife Maryann also 60 both born Merriott. Living with them are their grandchildren, Minnie Hooper aged 20, and Herbert aged 12, both born in Merriott.

Minnie Hooper

F, b. 1895
  • Minnie Hooper was born in 1895 in Merriott.
  • She was the daughter of John Hooper and Ann Trask.
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census Minnie Hooper was living in the household of John Hooper and Ann Trask in Merriott. 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.

Nellie Veronica Hooper

F, b. 6 April 1919, d. 10 April 1986

Norma Hooper

F, b. 8 October 1920, d. 11 March 1990

Norman Hooper

M, b. 3 August 1899, d. 1949
  • Norman Hooper was born on 3 August 1899 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of Oliver Hooper and Caroline Bergmann.
  • Norman Hooper enlisted in the AIF on 23 January 1917 in Ipswich. Regimental Number 2314, QX He was 18 years and 6 months old, a labourer born Boonah. His next of kin was listed as his mother Caroline Hooper c/- Post Office, Boonah. He was 5'7" tall, 144 lbs, with grey eyes, fair hair and a fresh complexion. He was a trooper in the 11th Lighhorse. He served in the Suez and was hospitalised with Malaria in October 1917 and spent time in hospital in Abbassia, Moascar before going to Palestine. He was again hospitalised numerous time until he returned to Australia on 20 July 1919. He was discharged on 28 August 1919. Norman Hooper of the 11th Light Horse was involved in a court martial on 25 November 1918, but nothing appears on his service record, although some lines of information are missing around that date - from the Archives [HOOPER Norman : Service Number - 2314 : Unit - 11th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Australian Imperial Force : HOWELL Albert John Robert 2073, 1st Field Troop, Australian Expedition, Australian Imperial Force : Date of Court Martial - 25 November 1918].
  • At the age of 20 years, Norman Hooper married Isabel Ada McMullen, daughter of James Edward McMullen and Charlotte Freestone, in 1920 in Queensland.
  • Norman Hooper enlisted in the Military in Brisbane. The date of enlistment is unknown as is his service record. He may have joined the Civil Defense Service. His record number was QX190. Isabel Hooper was listed ais next of kin.
  • On 20 November 1941 Norman Hooper and Isabel Ada McMullen lived in Roma, Queensland. when their son Edgar died when the HMAS Sydney was sunk off the coast of Western Australia in WWII.
  • Norman Hooper died in 1949 in Queensland.

Child of Norman Hooper and Isabel Ada McMullen

Olive Hooper

F, b. June 1896
  • Olive Hooper's birth was registered in the Broadstairs, Kent Registration District in the June 1896 Quarter.
  • She was the daughter of Herbert Hooper and Alice Mary Jefferis.

Oliver Hooper

M, b. 17 November 1871, d. 21 September 1931
  • Oliver Hooper was born on 17 November 1871 in Queensland.
  • He was the son of John Hooper and Ann Burgess.
  • Oliver Hooper attended school in Purga Creek State School, Boonah.
  • He was of the Church of England faith.
  • He was a farmer.
  • At the age of 24 years, 6 months and 3 days, Oliver Hooper married Caroline Bergmann, daughter of Johann Carl Ludwig Bergmann and Anna Welbrook, on 20 May 1896 in Ebenezer, Queensland.
  • Oliver Hooper and Caroline Bergmann appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1903 living at Boonah. Oliver's occupation was given as farmer. His brother John Thomas worked in the area as a timber getter while his father was also a farmer.
  • Oliver Hooper witnessed the death of John Honey Austin on 23 January 1907 in Milford; The cause of death was cardiac disease and cardiac failure.
  • Oliver Hooper witnessed the death of Ann Burgess on 4 September 1915 in Boonah, Queensland.
  • Oliver Hooper witnessed the death of John Hooper on 22 March 1917 in Boonah, Queensland; 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."
  • On 1 September 1924,his wife, Caroline Bergmann died in Kelvin Grove, Queensland, at age 48.
  • Oliver Hooper died on 21 September 1931 in Queensland at age 59.
  • He was buried on 22 September 1931 in South Brisbane Cemetery.

Children of Oliver Hooper and Caroline Bergmann

Oliver Walter (Walter) Hooper

M, b. 1 April 1898, d. 24 June 1961
  • Oliver Walter (Walter) Hooper was born on 1 April 1898 in Boonah, Queensland.
  • He was the son of Oliver Hooper and Caroline Bergmann.
  • At the age of 18 years, Oliver Walter (Walter) Hooper married Edith Alma Walker, daughter of Frederick Cliff Walker and Emma Wyatt, in 1917 in Queensland.
  • Oliver Walter (Walter) Hooper and Edith Alma Walker appeared on the Electoral Roll in 1936 living at Boonah. Oliver was a farmer and Edith carried out home duties.
  • Oliver Walter (Walter) Hooper died on 24 June 1961 in Boonah, Queensland, at age 63.
  • He was buried on 25 June 1961 in Queensland.

Child of Oliver Walter (Walter) Hooper and Edith Alma Walker

Phyllis Hooper

F, b. 14 October 1909

Phyllis Melba Hooper

F, b. 1907

Rachel Hooper

F, b. 1 January 1691, d. 22 November 1695
  • Rachel Hooper was baptized on 1 January 1691 in Merriott, England.
  • She was the daughter of George Hooper alias Cooper and Rachel Unknown.
  • Rachel Hooper died on 22 November 1695 in Merriott at age 4.

Rachel Hooper

F, b. 9 January 1696, d. 22 June 1698
  • Rachel Hooper was born on 9 January 1696 in Merriott, England.
  • She was the daughter of George Hooper alias Cooper and Rachel Unknown.
  • Rachel Hooper was baptized on 17 January 1696 in Merriott.
  • Rachel Hooper died on 22 June 1698 at age 2. It is unclear whether the burial recorded on this date is that of the mother or daughter.

Rachel Hooper

F, b. circa 1827, d. before 19 January 1900
  • Rachel Hooper was born circa 1827 in Merriott.
  • She was the daughter of James Hooper.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Rachel Hooper was living in the household of Roger Hooper in Merriott. The census record shows Roger as a 64 year old widowed cattle doctor born Merriott living with Rachel Hooper his unmarried 24 year old daughter in law born in Merriott. His granddaughter Martha aged 8 born Merriott is also living with them.
  • Rachel Hooper married George Hooper, son of Roger Hooper and Elizabeth Trask, on 20 November 1859 in Merriott. The marriage record shows:- Rachel Hooper, 32, spinster, abode Merriott, father James Hooper a labourer, witness Elizabeth Grinter. George Hooper, 33, bachelor, abode Merriott, Labourer, father Roger Hooper a Cattle Driver?, witness Robert Hooper.
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Rachel Hooper was living in the household of Roger Hooper in Merriott. Roger is shown as a 73 year old veterinary Surgeon born Merriott. Living with him is his son George 34, an agricultural labourerborn Merriott and his wife Rachel born Gailbaker ?and his two grandchildren Martha aged 10 born Merriott and George jr aged 3 born in Merriott.
  • Rachel Hooper and George Hooper appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Merriott. The census record shows George snr as the 46 year old head, an agricultural labourer born Crewkerne, living with his wife Rachel aged 45, also an agricultural labourer, born East Coker and their four children:- George, 13 an agricultural labourer born Merriott; Mary 9, born Merriott; Emily 6 born Lopen; and Henry 1 born Merriott.
  • Rachel Hooper and George Hooper appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Merriott. George snr is shown as 44 year old farm labourer born Crewkerne living with his wife Rachel 43, born East Coker, a farm labourers wife,(their ages are incorrect, should be 54 and 53) and their five children:- George 22 a farm labourer born Merriott; Mary Elizabeth 20 born Merriott, work at sailcloth works; Emily 17 born Lopen, work at sailcloth works; Henry 12 a scholar born Merriott and James 8 a scholar born Merriott. A Robert Hooper a retired widower aged 80 born Merriott is boarding with the family.
  • Rachel Hooper and George Hooper appeared on the census of 5 April 1891 in Merriott. George is shown as the 62 year old head, an agricultural labourer born Merriott living with his wife Rachael 62 born East Coker and their two children Emily 25 a factory hand born Merriott and James aged 19 an agricultural labourer born Merriott.
  • Rachel Hooper died before 19 January 1900.
  • She was buried on 19 January 1900 in Merriott. Rachel is shown as 63, not 73 years old, which may explain why she and George only married when she was supposedly 31. The FreeBMD site also shows her as 63 years old.

Children of Rachel Hooper and George Hooper

Rita May Hooper

F, b. circa 1887
  • Rita May Hooper was born circa 1887 in Crewkerne.
  • She was the daughter of George Hooper and Emma Osborne.
  • At the time of the 5 April 1891 census Rita May Hooper was living in the household of George Hooper and Emma Osborne in West Crewkerne. George is shown as a 30 year old green grocer, born in Crewkerne. He is living with his wife Emma, 29, a dressmaker born Merriott. Their children William 10, a scholar, born Crewkerne, Archie 7, a scholar born Crewkerne, Gilbert 6 also born Crewkerne and a scholar, Beta 4 a scholar born Crewkerne were living with them. Christina Osborne, Emma's mother, a widow aged 70 and a retired tailoress born Merriott was also living with the family.
  • At the time of the 31 March 1901 census Rita May Hooper was living in the household of Emma Osborne in Merriott. The census record shows Emma as a married 38 year old dressmaker, at home own account, born Merriott, living with her son William a 20 year old domestic gardener born Crewkerne, Archibald a 17 year old mechanic apprentice born Crewkerne, Gilbert a 16 year old post boy born Crewkerne and Reta May a 14 year old born Crewkerne.

Robert Hooper

M, b. 4 October 1669, d. before 22 March 1672
  • Robert Hooper was baptized on 4 October 1669 in Merriott.
  • He was the son of Stephen Hooper alias Cooper and Sarah Unknown.
  • Robert Hooper died before 22 March 1672.
  • He was buried on 22 March 1672 in Merriott.

Robert Hooper

M, b. 23 May 1830
  • Robert Hooper was baptized on 23 May 1830 in Merriott.
  • He was the son of Samuel Hooper and Mary Pearce.
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Robert Hooper was living in the household of Samuel Hooper and Mary Pearce in Merriott. Samuel is shown as a 55 year old coal hauler, living with his wife Mary 50, and children, William a 20 year old agricultural labourer, Samuel a 17 year old agricultural labourer, Susan a 14 year old agricultural labourer, Robert 10, Mary 8, and Mary Ann 18 a weaver. All were born in Somerset.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Robert Hooper was living in the household of Samuel Hooper and Mary Pearce in Merriott. Sameul is shown as a 66 year old carrier born Somerset, living with his wife Mary aged 61 born Merriott and their children:- Susan 24 a glover born Merriott; Robert 21 a carrier born Merriott; Mary 17 a glover born Merriott and granddaughter Martha M aged 1 born Merriott.
  • His marriage, at 25 years and 6 months, to Miriam Cable was registered in the December 1855 Quarter in Chard, Somerset Registration District.
  • Robert Hooper and Miriam Cable appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in Lopen. 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.
  • Robert Hooper witnessed the marriage of Susanna Hooper and George Burt on 8 December 1862 in Merriott; The marriage record shows: George Burt, bachelor, 27, abode Merriott, labourer, father Robert Burt a labourer, witness Robert Hooper.
    Susan Ann Hooper, spinster, 29, abode Merriott, father Samuel Hooper. witness Mary Hooper.
  • Robert Hooper and Miriam Cable appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in 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.
  • Robert Hooper and Miriam Cable appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Lopen. Robert is a 50 year old gardener, born Merriott living with his wife Miriam also 50, born Lopen. William aged 24, a shepherd, Charles aged 20, a farm servant, Mary Ann aged 18 a sail cloth factory operative, Robert aged 16 a carter, and Alice 14 were living with them. All the children were born in Lopen.

Children of Robert Hooper and Miriam Cable

Robert Hooper

M, b. 25 November 1852, d. before 16 December 1852
  • Robert Hooper was baptized on 25 November 1852 in Merriott. Base Born. The baptism record shows his mother as Rachel spinster/servant.
  • He was the son of George Hooper and Rachel Hooper.
  • Robert Hooper died before 16 December 1852.
  • He was buried on 16 December 1852 in Merriott. . The burial record shows Robert was one month old.

Robert Hooper

M, b. 17 February 1860, d. before 30 June 1860
  • Robert Hooper was baptized on 17 February 1860 in Merriott.
  • He was the son of George Hooper and Rachel Hooper.
  • Robert Hooper died before 30 June 1860.
  • He was buried on 30 June 1860 in Merriott. . The burial record shows Robert was 7 months old.

Robert Hooper

M, b. 1801, d. 15 October 1885
  • Robert Hooper was born in 1801 in Merriott.
  • He was the son of Thomas Hooper and Ann Farr.
  • On 29 November 1837Robert 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."
    It appears that none of her other children were living at the time.
  • Robert Hooper appeared on the census of 7 June 1841 in Merriott. The census records shows Robert as a 35 year old coal carrier born Somerset.
  • He appeared on the census of 30 March 1851 in Merriott. The census records shows Robert as an unmarried 47 year old agricultural labourer born Merriott.
  • At the age of 58 years, Robert Hooper married Sarah Hockey, daughter of James Hockey and Ann Park, on 15 September 1859 in Merriott. The marriage record shows: Mary Sarah Greenin, 60 widow, Merriott, unable to sign name father James Hockey factory owner, witness Ellen Sweet.
    Robert Hooper, 59, bachelor,unable to sign name Egwood Lane, Shepherd,father Thomas Hooper a labourer, witness Joseph Osborne.
  • Robert Hooper and Sarah Hockey appeared on the census of 7 April 1861 in Merriott. The census details show Robert as a 65 year old shepherd born Merriott living with his wife Sarah aged 62 born East Coker.
  • Before 7 March 1863,his wife, Sarah Hockey died in Merriott.
  • Robert Hooper appeared on the census of 2 April 1871 in Merriott. The census records shows Robert as a 67 year old widowed agricultural labourer. He is a lodger.
  • At the time of the 3 April 1881 census Robert Hooper was living in the household of George Hooper and Rachel Hooper in Merriott. George snr is shown as 44 year old farm labourer born Crewkerne living with his wife Rachel 43, born East Coker, a farm labourers wife,(their ages are incorrect, should be 54 and 53) and their five children:- George 22 a farm labourer born Merriott; Mary Elizabeth 20 born Merriott, work at sailcloth works; Emily 17 born Lopen, work at sailcloth works; Henry 12 a scholar born Merriott and James 8 a scholar born Merriott. A Robert Hooper a retired widower aged 80 born Merriott is boarding with the family.
  • Robert Hooper was buried on 15 October 1885 in Merriott. Robert was 84 years old according to the burial record.
  • Robert Hooper died on 15 October 1885.