James Thomas Hooper1

M, b. 1911

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index online, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, 1911/C8555     Hooper     James Thomas     George     Ellen Mary Hayes.
  2. QLD BDM Index online, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1911/C8555     Hooper     James Thomas;     George;     Ellen Mary Hayes.

Jane Hooper1

F, b. circa 1829
  • Jane Hooper was born circa 1829 in East Coker, Somerset.1
  • She was the daughter of James Hooper and Mary Unknown.1
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Jane 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 Jane 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

Jane Hooper

F, b. 1836
  • Jane Hooper was born in 1836 in East Coker, Somerset.1
  • She was the daughter of Joseph Hooper.
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Jane Hooper was living in the household of Joseph Hooper 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.1

Citations

  1. Transcribed Census Returns, Somerset Census 1851, East Coker.

Jane Hooper1,2

F, b. 22 March 1822
  • Jane Hooper was baptized on 22 March 1822 in Holy Trinity Church, Frome, Somerset.1,3
  • She was the daughter of Henry Hooper and Elizabeth Unknown.3
  • Her marriage, at 22 years and 5 months, to Robert Norman Webb was registered in the September 1844 Quarter in the an unknown place , Somerset Registration District.1,4
  • Jane Hooper and Robert Norman Webb appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in New Street, The Wharf, Henley on Thames. Robert is shown as a 68 year old timber merchant, born Henley living with his wife Jane 58, born Frome, Somerset and their children: Mary 35, a bookkeeper; Henry R 33, a timber merchant; Elizabeth F 30; Fred 24, a timber merchant; Kate S 23, an artist (painter) and a servant Fanny Dearlove 24 born Henley. All the children were born in Henley also.5

Children of Jane Hooper and Robert Norman Webb

Citations

  1. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Census Place      Henley On Thames, Oxford, England; Family History Library Film 1341360; Public Records Office Reference      RG11; Piece / Folio      1488 / 15; Page Number      24.
  2. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Sep 1848 MAYES      Jane;     WEBB      Robert     ; Frome     ; 10     582.
  3. International Genealogy Index, online http://www.familysearch.org/, Batch No C 000809.
  4. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Sep 1844 HOOPER Jane; I WEBB      Robert ; I of Wight      8     329.
  5. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Census Place      Henley On Thames, Oxford, England; Family History Library Film 1341360; Public Records Office Reference      RG11; Piece / Folio      1488 / 15; Page Number      24
    (Note: Henry is refered to as Henry R not Henry P).
  6. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Births Dec 1854 Webb Susan Theresa      ; Henley      3a     424.

Janet Hooper1

F, b. 23 November 1886, d. 8 February 1964
  • Janet Hooper was born on 23 November 1886 in Coulsen, Queensland.2,3
  • She was the daughter of James Thomas Hooper and Ellen Allison.1
  • At the age of 28 years, 6 months and 30 days, Janet Hooper married Alfred John Cook on 22 June 1915 in Queensland.4,3
  • On 24 November 1949,her husband, Alfred John Cook died in Manly, Sydney, New South Wales, at age 62.4,5,6
  • Janet Hooper died on 8 February 1964 in Manly, Sydney, at age 77.3,7

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index online, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, 1887/C3252 Hooper     Janet     James Thomas     Ellan Allison.
  2. QLD BDM Index online, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1887/C3252 Hooper     Janet;     James Thomas;     Ellan Allison.
  3. Kevin Prause, "Family Group Sheet, Kevin Prause."
  4. QLD BDM Index online, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriages 1915/17027 Cook     Alfred John;     Hooper     Janet.
  5. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Death 27812/1949      COOK      ALFRED JOHN ;     JOHN HENRY ;     GEORGINA;      MANLY.
  6. Mundia.com, online http://www.mundia.com
  7. NSW Births Deaths & Marriages Index, online http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au/familyHistory/search.htm, Deaths 10205/1964 COOK       JANET;       JAMES THOMAS ;       ELLEN ;       MANLY.

Jean Thelma Hooper1

F, b. 6 February 1903, d. 30 March 1993

Citations

  1. QLD BDM Index online, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, 1903/C3847     Hooper     Jean Thelmer     James Thomas     Kate Agnes Hayes.
  2. QLD BDM Index online, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Births 1903/C3847     Hooper     Jean Thelmer;James Thomas;     Kate Agnes Hayes.
  3. Kevin Prause, "Family Group Sheet, Kevin Prause."
  4. QLD BDM Index online, online http://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriages 1925/B37073 Maudsley John Booker;     Hooper     Jean Thelma.
  5. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Details of John Booker Maudsley.
  6. Toowoomba & Drayton Cemetery, online http://ww2.toowoombarc.qld.gov.au/index.php, Details of Jean Thelma Maudsley.

Jesse Hooper1

M, b. 3 February 1839, d. 7 February 1916
  • Jesse Hooper was baptized on 3 February 1839 in Merriott, Somerset, England.1,2
  • He was the son of Thomas Hooper and Elizabeth Hockey.1
  • At the time of the 7 June 1841 census Jesse 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.3
  • At the time of the 30 March 1851 census Jesse 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.1,4,3
  • At the time of the 7 April 1861 census Jesse Hooper was living in the household of Thomas Hooper and Elizabeth Hockey in Thorley, Isle of Wight, Somerset. Thomas is shown as a 50 year old agricultural labourer, living with his wife Elizabeth 46, and children: Jesse 22 and agricultural labourer, Emma 20, James 16 an agricultural labourer, William 15 an agricultural labourer, Samuel 11, George 7 and Edwin 2. All were born in Donyatts, Somerset COMPILERS NOTE: Donyatts is near Ilminster, Somerset.3
  • At the age of 25 years, 2 months and 16 days, Jesse Hooper married Rebecca Cooper on 19 April 1864 in I, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Jesse was shown as 24 years old, born 1839, father Thomas Hooper. Rebecca was 23, born 1840, father William Cooper.5,6
  • Jesse Hooper and Rebecca Cooper appeared on the census of 3 April 1881 in Compton Road, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. Jessie is shown as a 42 year old agricultural labourer, born Merrett (Merriott), living with his wife Rebecca, 41, born Freshwater Isle of Wight, a dressmaker.7
  • Jesse Hooper and Rebecca Cooper appeared on the census of 2 April, 1911 in Rose Cottege, Sheepwash, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, Hampshire.Jesse was shown as a 72 year old farm labourer, still working, born Norton, Somerset living with his wife Rebecca aged 71 born Freshwater, Isle of Wight. They had never had children.8
  • Jesse Hooper died on 7 February 1916 at age 77. He was living at Rose Cottage, Middleton, Freshwater at the time of his death.9
  • He was buried on 10 February 1916 in All Saints, Freshwater.9
  • His death was recorded with the Hampshire, an unknown place Registration District in the December 1916 Quarter.10

Citations

  1. John & Elizabeth Hooper, " Hoopers", Hooper Section.
  2. Merriott Family Genealogy - Sue Osborne, online http://www.merriottfamiliesgenealogy.net/index.htm
  3. Genes Reunited, online http://www.genesreunited.com.au, Lookup 1841, 1851, 1861 Census Hooper by Michelle.
  4. Transcribed Census Returns, Somerset Census 1851.
  5. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Marriages Jun 1864 Cooper      Rebecca      I. Wight 2b809      Hooper      Jesse     I. Wight 2b     809.     
  6. Family Search, online https://www.familysearch.org
  7. Census 1881 British, online http://www.familysearch.org/eng/Search/frameset_search.asp, Family History Library Film 1341290 Public Records Office Reference RG11 Piece / Folio 1188 / 61 Page Number 27.
  8. British Census 1911, online http://www.ancestry.com
  9. IOW Family History Society, online http://www.isle-of-wight-fhs.co.uk, Burial Register.      
  10. FreeBMD, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/cgi/search.pl, Deaths Mar 1916 Hooper Jesse 77 I.Wight      2b     914.

Jesse Hooper1

M, b. 4 June 1810, d. before 11 September 1835
  • Father*: Thomas Hooper1 b. 21 June 1761, d. before 4 June 1829
  • Mother*: Ann Farr1 b. circa 1763, d. 24 December 1837
  • Jesse Hooper was baptized on 4 June 1810 in Merriott, Somerset.1,2
  • He was the son of Thomas Hooper and Ann Farr.1
  • Jesse Hooper died before 11 September 1835.2
  • He was buried on 11 September 1835 in Merriott, Somerset. He was 25 years old.2

Citations

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

Jesse Hooper1

M, b. circa 1836, d. March 1854
  • Jesse Hooper was born circa 1836 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 Jesse 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
  • His death was recorded with the Yeovil, Somerset Registration District in the March 1854 Quarter. He was 18 years old.3

Citations

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

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.
The Hooper house at 10 Church Street Boonah in about 1914. Ann and John are standing on the verandah.
The Hooper House in Church Street, Boonah in 2002.
  • 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
  • John Hooper was a labourer
    in 1855.
  • 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
    Gravestone of John and Ann Hooper. Boonah General Cemetery. The small stone to the right of the grave belongs to their son George James 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."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
  • Father*: Thomas Hooper1 b. 21 June 1761, d. before 4 June 1829
  • Mother*: Ann Farr1 b. circa 1763, d. 24 December 1837
  • 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
  • Father*: Samuel Hooper1 b. 21 January 1787, d. before 17 June 1867
  • Mother*: Mary Pearce1 b. circa 1791, d. before 10 January 1863
  • 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 the 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 the 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. Unknown newspaper title, 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
  • Father*: John Hooper b. 15 November 1835, d. 22 March 1917
  • Mother*: Ann Burgess b. October 1829, d. 4 September 1915

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