Person Index

Hooper, John

John Hooper
b: 1805
d: 25 DEC 1892
Biography
Christ Church''s Web Site
9 HOOPER Caroline Wadman
9 HOOPER Henry Richard
9 HOOPER John
9 HOOPER Mary Jane
9 HOOPER William Wadman

238 HOOPER George
238 HOOPER George Ian
238 HOOPER Eliza Jane

Listed under Taita
NZPO 1880 - 81 Hooper J. farmer

NZPO 1890 - 91 Hooper J. & George, farmers

NZSG mircofiche has date of death from headstone as 25 Dec 1893

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~blebleysgen/hooper_george_desc/pafg06.htm
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19. John HOOPER was born on 23 Jul 1805 in Horsington, Somersetshire, England. He was christened on 23 Mar 1806 in Horsington, Somerset, England. He died on 25 Dec 1892 in Taita, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. He was buried on 28 Dec 1892 in Christ Ch''yard, Taita, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.

[Notes]
John married Jane Ann THOMAS on 15 Oct 1825 in Horsington, Somerset, England. Jane was born about 1807 in Somersetshire, England. She died about 1838.

[Notes]
They had the following children:

27 F i Sarah HOOPER was born about 1826 in Horsington, Somerset, England. She was christened on 27 May 1827. She died on 14 Jul 1841 in "Arab" on way to New Zealand. She was buried in At sea. [Notes]
28 M ii Robert HOOPER was born on 15 Jul 1829 in Horsington, Somerset, England. He was christened on 05 Jul 1829. He died 2 on 09 Sep 1832 in England. [Notes]
+ 29 F iii Eliza HOOPER
+ 30 F iv Caroline HOOPER
+ 31 M v Robert (Bob) HOOPER

John married Caroline WADMAN daughter of William WADMAN and Elizabeth SHEPHARD on 12 Mar 1839 in Wincanton, Dorset, Somerset, England. Caroline was born on 10 Sep 1815 in Horsington, Somerset, England. She was christened on 10 Dec 1815 in Horsington, Somerset, England. She died on 16 Jun 1903 in Sanson, New Zealand. She was buried 4 on 19 Jun 1903.

[Notes]
They had the following children:

+ 32 M vi William Wadman HOOPER
33 F vii Elizabeth HOOPER was born on 09 Jul 1841 in "Arab" on way to New Zealand. She died on 16 Jul 1841 in "Arab" on way to New Zealand.
34 F viii Mary Jane HOOPER was born on 29 Nov 1843 in New Zealand. She died on 12 Oct 1865 in Taita, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. She was buried in Christ Ch''yard, Taita, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. [Notes]
35 F ix Emma HOOPER was born on 08 Apr 1844 in New Zealand. She died on 04 Sep 1932 in Taita, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. [Notes]
Emma married John EATON about 1865 in Taranaki, New Zealand. John was born about 1840 in Taranaki, New Zealand.
+ 36 F x Selina Ann (Annie) HOOPER
+ 37 F xi Elizabeth Wadman HOOPER
38 M xii Samuel HOOPER was born in Jan 1850 in New Zealand. He died in Jan 1850 in New Zealand.
39 F xiii Ellen HOOPER was born on 17 Oct 1850 in Taita, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. She was christened 1 on 10 Nov 1850 in St James'' Church, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.
Ellen married 1 Benjamin RAYNER on 11 Aug 1869 in Taita, Lower Hutt, New Zealand.
40 F xiv Harriet HOOPER was born on 27 Dec 1852 in New Zealand. She died on 12 Nov 1854 in New Zealand.
41 F xv Mary HOOPER was born on 07 Dec 1855 in New Zealand. She died on 30 Nov 1922 in New Zealand.
Mary married Joseph WALL.
+ 42 M xvi George HOOPER
43 M xvii Henry Richard HOOPER was born about 1859 in New Zealand. He died on 11 Oct 1871 in New Zealand.
- Note plus before the name means they had children

Also found from Beverley

HOOPER family:
John Hooper was born/christened on 23 July 1805. In 1825 he married Jane Ann THOMAS and together they had five children, the second child dying at the age of three. Jane died June Quarter 1838 and on 12 March 1839 John married Caroline WADMAN (b Sept 10th 1815). They had one child, William Wadman Hooper, before leaving on the "Arab" for New Zealand. John and Caroline settled at Te Marua where they raised their family - in total 17 children. John died on December 25th 1892 in Taita and Caroline died 11 years later on June 16th 1903 in Sanson. Both John and Caroline are buried in the famous Churchyard at Christ Church, Taita.
Of these 17 children I know the following:-
Sarah b abt 1826, died at sea 14 Jul 1841
Robert b 15 Jul 1829, died 08 Sep 1832
Eliza b 10 Jun 1832, married George WHITEMAN from Whiteman''s Valley. Eliza is reputed to have lived a ''colourful'' life, leaving George, living sometime in Wanganui, then Ashburton where she died 16 Sep 1912.
Caroline b/c 07 Dec 1834, married Charles ASHTON, stayed in Hutt area
Robert (Bob) b 06 Feb 1837, married Emily Rebecca Louisa FELLINGHAM. Emily died 1913 and Robert 1926.

(Ed: John and Caroline''s children)

William b 29 Dec 1839, married Susannah HIRST - the Hirsts were ''neighbours''
Elizabeth born and died at sea 1841
Mary Jane b 29 Nov 1843, d 12 Oct 1965 in Taita
Emma b 08 Apr 1844, married John EATON
Selina Ann (Annie) b 17 May 1847, married John William HIRST
Elizabeth Wadman b 28 Jan 1849, married George Henry HIRST
Samuel b & d Jan 1850
Ellen b 17 Oct 1850, married Benjamin RAYNER
Harriet b 1852, d 1854
Mary b 07 Dec 1855, married Joseph WALL
George b 28 Apr 1857, married Eliza Jane KING
Henry Richard b abt 1859, d 11 Oct 1871.
Beverly''s main interest is in Robert (Bob) as he was her Great Gandfather. Beverley has quite a lot of information in addition to the above. If you have a connection with this family or would like to know more please contact Beverley
email blebleysgen&yahoo.co.nz
- http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Arab.htm accessed 1 Jan 2012

Free BMD Records show Date Marriage Registered March 1839, District: Wincanton, Names: John Hooper and Caroline Wadman, Volume: 10, Page: 771
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The district Wincanton spans the boundaries of the counties of Dorset and Somerset

The Arab sailed from England 5 June 1841 arrived Port Nicholson 16 October 1841
Names as on passenger list
Hooper John, Aged: 37, Labourer
Hooper Caroline, Aged: 26, John''s second wife
Hooper Sarah, Aged: 14, Died at sea
Hooper Elisa (sic), Aged: 8
Hooper Caroline, Aged: 6
Hooper Robert, Aged: 4
Hooper William, Aged: 9 mths
Hooper Elizabeth, Born and Died at Sea

Death Details
1892/4844, John Hooper, Aged: 88Y - Date of Death 25/12/1892 from Death Registration

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record John Hooper, Date: 25 Dec 1893 (sic), Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 12
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Burial Record Date: 25 Dec 1892

Evening Post 27 December 1892
Hooper - On the 25th December, 1892, at the Taita, after a long and painful illness, John Hooper, aged 88 years
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Funeral Notice
The Friends of the late Mr. John Hooper are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave his late residence, Taita, on Wednesday, 28th December, at 2.30 p.m.
Collett Bros.,
Undertakers, Hutt and Petone

Evening Post 29 December 1892
The funeral of the late Mr. John Hooper took place at the Taita yesterday and was attended by a very large assemblage of old settlers and more recent neighbours. Mr. Hooper was in many respects a remarkable man, and despite want of education and a certain roughness of manner, he possessed many high and noble qualities. He was held in the greatest respect by all who knew him, and stories illustrative of his high sense of honour and kindness of heart were freely recounted yesterday by the old friends who stood around his grave to pay their last tribute of respect to him. Mr. Hooper was 88 years of age when he died. He was first married in England at the age of 19 years, but when he arrived in Port Nicholson by the Arab, in 1841, he was accompanied by his second wife, who now survives him after some 53 years of wedded life. Mr. Hooper was noted as one of the strongest and lustiest men in the infant settlement, and although weighing nearly 17 stone he was extremely active and industrious. Many stories are told of his physical prowess. He settled at the Hutt soon after arrival, and of course went through the troublous times of the early days of Wellington. His industry and perseverance were, however, amply rewarded, and in his later days he enjoyed a competence. He is survived by five daughters and two sons, who reside in different parts of the colony, and his descendants of the third and fourth generations actually number upwards of 160. Mr. Hooper was in every sense a good colonist, and his death is sincerely regretted by all who knew him.

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Death Details
1903/249, Caroline Hooper, Aged: 87Y - Date of Death 16/6/1903 from Death Registration

Hutt Valley Cemetery Record Caroline Wadman Hooper, Date: 16 Jun 1903, Christ Church Anglican, Taita, Monumental Inscriptions, Reference: 12

Evening Post 18 June 1903
Funeral Notice
The Friends of the late Caroline Hooper are respectfully invited to attend her Funeral, which will leave the residence of her son, George Hooper, of the Taita, for the Church of England Churchyard, Taita, To-morrow (Friday), 19th June, 1903, at 2 p.m.
G. McIlvride and Son,
Undertakers, Lower Hutt and Petone

Feilding Star 18 June 1903
Mrs Hooper, a very old resident of Sandon, died on Tuesday in her eighy-eighth year.

Fielding Star 20 June 1903
Mrs Caroline Wadman Hooper, who died the other day at Sandon, came to tbe colony in 1840, in the ship Arab, with some 350 other emigrants. With her husband she at once settled in the Taita, where she lived until ten years ago. The old lady had a vivid recollection of all the native troubles. And often with her children did she seek the shelter of the stockades from armed bands of Maori marauders. It is worthy of notice that Mrs Hooper leaves behind her six children, seventy nine grandchildren, and one hundred and ten great grandchildren.

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Christ Church Cemetery Headstone Reads
In affectionate Remembrance
OF MY PARENTS
JOHN HOOPER, DIED DEC. 25. 1893. (SIC) AGED 88.
CAROLINE WADMAN HOOPER. DIED JUNE 16. 1903.
ALSO THEIR CHILDREN
MARY JANE. DIED OCT. 12 1865. AGED 22
WILLIAM WADMAN. DIED MAY. 26. 1869 AGED 29.
HENRY RICHARD. DIED OCT. 11. 1871. AGED 11.
COMMANDMENT V PSALM 23
ERECTED BY THEIR SON GEORGE


Christ Church Cemetery Plaque Reads
IN MEMORY OF JOHN HOOPER (1805 - 1892)
WHO WAS AN EARLY PARISHIONER AND
SUPPORTER OF CHRIST CHURCH.
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PLANTED IN 2004 BY HIS DESCENDANTS,
THE RENOUF FAMILY.
Facts
  • 1805 - Birth -
  • 25 DEC 1892 - Death -
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Family Group Sheet - Child
PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (U) ?
Birth
Death
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MJohn Hooper
Birth1805
Death25 DEC 1892
Marriage12 MAR 1839to Caroline Wadman
Marriage15 OCT 1825to Jane Thomas
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) John Hooper
Birth1805
Death25 DEC 1892
Marriage12 MAR 1839to Caroline Wadman
Marriage15 OCT 1825to Jane Thomas
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Caroline Wadman
Birth1816
Death16 JUN 1903 Sanson
Marriage12 MAR 1839to John Hooper
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
MHenry Richard Hooper
Birth1860
Death11 OCT 1871
MWilliam Wadman Hooper
Birth1839
Death26 MAY 1869
Marriage1862to Susannah Hirst
FMary Jane Hooper
Birth1843
Death12 OCT 1865
FEllen Hooper
Birth1850
Death22 SEP 1873
Marriage11 AUG 1869to Benjamin Rayner at Taita, Hutt
MGeorge Hooper
Birth1857
Death9 JUN 1941
Marriage3 NOV 1877to Eliza Jane King
FElizabeth Wadman Hooper
Birth1841
Death1841Born And Died Aboard Arab
FEmma Hooper
Birth1844Taita
Death4 SEP 1932
Marriage1862to John Eaton
FSelina Ann Hooper
Birth1847
Death12 DEC 1918
Marriage15 DEC 1864to John William Hirst at Christ Church, Taita
FElizabeth Wadman Hooper
Birth1849
Death24 AUG 1923
Marriage1869to George Henry Hirst
MSamuel Wadman Hooper
Birth1850
Death1850
FHarriett Wadman Hooper
Birth1852
Death1854
FMary Hooper
Birth1855
Death23 NOV 1922
Marriage7 JUN 1874to Joseph Wall at Wellington
Family Group Sheet - Spouse
PARENT (M) John Hooper
Birth1805
Death25 DEC 1892
Marriage12 MAR 1839to Caroline Wadman
Marriage15 OCT 1825to Jane Thomas
Father?
Mother?
PARENT (F) Jane Thomas
Birth
Death
Marriage15 OCT 1825to John Hooper
Father?
Mother?
CHILDREN
FEliza HOOPER
Birth1832
Death
Marriage1849to George Whiteman
Marriageto Stephen Avery
FCaroline Hooper
Birth
Death
FSarah Hooper
Birth1826
Death1841Died At Sea
MRobert Hooper
Birth1829
Death1832
MRobert Hooper
Birth
Death20 NOV 1926
Marriage1861to Emma Fellingham
Descendancy Chart
John Hooper b: 1805 d: 25 DEC 1892
Caroline Wadman b: 1816 d: 16 JUN 1903
Henry Richard Hooper b: 1860 d: 11 OCT 1871
William Wadman Hooper b: 1839 d: 26 MAY 1869
Susannah Hirst b: 1840
Jane Hooper b: 18 JUL 1862
Sarah Hooper b: 1864
George Hooper b: 1866
John William Wadman Hooper b: 1869 d: 1957
Mary Jane Hooper b: 1843 d: 12 OCT 1865
Ellen Hooper b: 1850 d: 22 SEP 1873
Benjamin Rayner b: 1844 d: 1906
George Hooper b: 1857 d: 9 JUN 1941
Eliza Jane King b: 1857 d: 19 JAN 1916
Elsie Wadman Hooper b: 11 JUN 1889 d: 24 AUG 1889
William Raymond Wadman Hooper b: 10 FEB 1892 d: 9 AUG 1892
George Henry Hooper b: 16 JAN 1894 d: 8 OCT 1975
Mabel Edith Bowater b: 1882 d: 25 SEP 1957
Mary Caroline Hooper b: 30 MAY 1879 d: 26 AUG 1912
George Alfred RIDYARD b: 1878 d: 28 JUN 1957
Ivy Gladys RIDYARD b: 7 DEC 1901 d: 4 FEB 1990
Alfred Troy Stant b: 1904 d: 1994
Nellie Gleanor RIDYARD b: 20 OCT 1903 d: 1997
Robert Ernest Alfred Pomfrey b: 1897 d: 1972
George Colin RIDYARD b: 1906 d: 1982
Laura Penfold b: 1909 d: 1984
Kenneth William RIDYARD b: 1911 d: 19 DEC 1997
Constance Alicia Wylie b: 1912 d: 20 APR 1986
John Reuben Hooper b: 19 DEC 1877 d: 1965
Ellen Matilda Hooper b: 21 FEB 1881 d: 3 JUL 1959
Nell Eileen LARKIN b: 18 MAR 1909 d: 8 AUG 2007
Kathleen Ethel Larkin b: 26 JAN 1912 d: 12 JUL 2008
Kate Elizabeth Sarah Hooper b: 26 JUN 1884 d: 13 MAR 1946
Thomas Langley Smith b: 1878 d: 11 JUN 1932
George Frederick Langley Smith b: 1903 d: 5 DEC 1970
Mavis Catherine McAlwee b: 1905 d: 15 OCT 1969
Mabel Emma Hooper b: 13 OCT 1882
Emma Hooper b: 21 MAR 1886 d: 21 APR 1886
Myrtle Wensley Hooper b: 6 AUG 1887 d: 10 JUL 1971
James Howard Ridyard b: 1882 d: 26 SEP 1964
Eric James Ridyard b: 1912 d: 1996
Percival Robert Hooper b: 16 MAR 1896 d: 12 DEC 1984
Iris Maxwell MacGregor b: 1895 d: 23 MAR 1974
Rita Annie Wadman Hooper b: 14 JUN 1898
Ethel Hooper b: 3 MAR 1895 d: 28 JAN 1967
Timothy Joseph DRISCOLL b: 1886 d: 17 OCT 1949
James Smith Hooper b: 17 MAY 1899 d: 22 DEC 1976
Alexandra Wensley Hooper b: 14 AUG 1902 d: 3 MAY 1977
John Leonard Couchman b: 1903 d: 16 JUN 1979
Elizabeth Wadman Hooper b: 1841 d: 1841
Emma Hooper b: 1844 d: 4 SEP 1932
John Eaton b: 1836 d: 24 JUN 1922
William Eaton b: 1866 d: 17 APR 1890
Caroline Eaton b: 1864 d: 14 AUG 1942
Alfred King b: 1855 d: 30 NOV 1934
Elizabeth Ann Eaton b: 1875 d: 7 DEC 1890
John Beavan Eaton b: 1863 d: 21 DEC 1932
George Henry Eaton b: 1867 d: 26 SEP 1946
Edith Hannah Baggarley b: 1870 d: 2 SEP 1957
Thomas Roland Eaton b: 1870 d: 6 JUL 1962
Ann Jane Corlett b: 1876 d: 27 MAY 1962
Agnes Jane Eaton b: 1869 d: 29 FEB 1940
William Coleman b: 1865 d: 26 JUN 1924
Mary Ellen Eaton b: 1873 d: 28 JUL 1963
William Alfred Renall b: 1875 d: 15 JUL 1943
Selina Ann Hooper b: 1847 d: 12 DEC 1918
John William Hirst b: 1844 d: 26 MAR 1921
Jane Hirst b: 1868 d: 10 DEC 1948
Stephen Avery b: 1864 d: 17 FEB 1923
George Hirst b: 1875
Frank Hirst b: 1884
Thomas Hirst b: 1879
Emma Hirst b: 1866
Harriett Hirst b: 1877
Ellen Hirst b: 1870 d: 1 APR 1907
Elizabeth Wadman Hooper b: 1849 d: 24 AUG 1923
George Henry Hirst b: 1842 d: 6 MAR 1908
Selina Ann Hirst b: 1875
Emily Hirst b: 1877
Herbert Hirst b: 1883
Henry Hirst b: 1872
Arthur Hirst b: 1879
Walter Hirst b: 1888
Albert Hirst b: 1890
Alexander Hirst b: 1881
Samuel Wadman Hooper b: 1850 d: 1850
Harriett Wadman Hooper b: 1852 d: 1854
Mary Hooper b: 1855 d: 23 NOV 1922
Joseph Wall b: 1846 d: 19 DEC 1911
Eliza HOOPER b: 1832
George Whiteman b: 1828 d: 5 MAY 1905
Francis Whiteman b: 1851 d: 2 NOV 1910
John Whiteman b: 1850 d: 14 NOV 1934
Robert Whiteman b: 1858 d: 2 NOV 1924
Sarah Agnes Alexander b: 1858 d: 17 MAR 1923
William Whiteman b: 1854
Edward Whiteman b: 1855
Stephen Avery b: 1837 d: 22 SEP 1902
Sarah Hooper b: 1826 d: 1841
Robert Hooper b: 1829 d: 1832
Robert Hooper d: 20 NOV 1926
Elizabeth Hooper b: 1862
John Hooper b: 1864
Joseph Robert Hooper b: 1866 d: 15 JUN 1953
Margaret O''Connor b: 1868 d: 25 JAN 1938
Emily Hooper b: 1867 d: 6 APR 1938
William Hooper b: 1869
Matilda Jane Hooper b: 1871 d: 15 DEC 1923
Samuel William Benge b: 1855 d: 29 DEC 1907
Mary Ellen Hooper b: 1875 d: 29 AUG 1935
Alfred Hooper b: 1877
Annie Maude Hooper b: 1879 d: 11 JUN 1935
Arthur Hooper b: 1881
Henrietta Hooper b: 1883
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