Daughter Bunting

(17 February 1871 - )
     Daughter Bunting was born on 17 February 1871 in Strangford, Ballyculter, Down, Ireland. She was the daughter of William John Bunting and Hanna Handy.

Ashby Arthur William Hooper

(9 May 1895 - 25 March 1982)
Ashby A W Hooper (1895-1982)
     Ashby Arthur William Hooper was born on 9 May 1895 in 'Beulimba', 220 Walpole St, Kew, Victoria. He was the son of Arthur Frederick Hooper and Fannie Madeline Elma Dempster.
     Ashby was educated from from 1907 to 1909 at Melbourne Grammar School, South Yarra. He had previously attended Toorak College and a local school at Edgarley, Willaura.
     Ashby was educated from between 1910 and 1914 at The Geelong College. In December 1911 he passed the Junior Public Examination in 6 subjects (English, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geography, French with distinction and Latin), in February 1912 he passed in History and in December 1913 he passed (with distinction) in Geometry and Physics. In December 1912 he passed the Senior Public Examination in English Language & Literature and British History. In December 1914 he passed in Physics. The latter certificate was issued in December 1919.
     He served as a Captain in the Royal Field Artillery between 1915 and 1921. He qualified as a Corporal in the Commonwealth Military Forces on 1 April 1914 at the Melbourne University Rifles. He left Australia on 26 January 1915 for England arriving in London 8 March 1915. He joined the British Army and was appointed to a temporary commission as 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery 17 March 1915. On 29 June 1916 he was appointed temporary Lieutenant in France. He had 8 days leave in November 1915, 5 days in April 1916 and 8 days in November 1916. He was wounded on 22 July 1916. In March 1917 he had 8 days leave. He was Mentioned in Despatches in May 1917. In June 1917 he was appointed signalling officer and had 9 days leave that August. He was in Italy in November 1917. Appointed temporary Captain 26 April 1918 in France. In June 1918 he was awarded the Military Cross and had 21 days leave at the end of June. He was gazetted a Captain in July 1918. He was demobilized from military service on 7 April 1919. He relinquished his commission and retained the rank of Captain 1 September 1921.
     In addition to the Military Cross, he was awarded the 1914-18 Star, British War medal, Victory medal, and was Mentioned in despatches. His number was 47191
     He was summoned to Buckingham Palace on the 17 May 1919.
On 12 Jan 1920 he requested that his medals be forwarded to him C/- Mrs Warrren Trevor, 53 Cheniston Gardens, Kensington W8. His address was given as: 'Whare', Whernside Ave, Toorak..
     The London gazette announced on 19 March 1915: the undermentioned cadets and ex-cadets of the Officer Traning Corps to be temporary Secon Lieutanants. Dated 17 March: Lionel Norman Fullerton-Mackinnon, Ashby Arthr William Hooper.
     Ashby Arthur William Hooper travelled to Melbourne, Victoria, arriving 28 November 1919 per the "Morea".
     Ashby matriculated Engineering (Mechanical & Electrical), graduating 29 May 1924. at St Paul's College, Sydney University, between 1920 and 1923. He met his wife through friends while there.
     Ashby Arthur William Hooper married Lydia Tempest Rich, daughter of George Edward Rich KCMG, PC and Elizabeth Steer Bowker, on 14 April 1924 in St Paul's College chapel, Sydney University. HOOPER-RICH. The marriage was celebrated on April 14 of Lydia Tempest Rich, only daughter of Mr. Justice and Mrs. Rich, of Elizabeth Bay, to Ashby A. W. Hooper, elder son of Mr. A. F. Hooper, of Toorak, Melbourne. The Rev. A. H. Garnsey officiated. The bride, who was given away by her father, was gowned in silver cloth satin with a court train lined with silver not and trimmed with diamond buckles. Tho bridesmaid, Miss M. P. Rolln, wore maize beaded Georgette. Mr. Frank Richardson (Geelong) acted as best man. The reception was held at the Royal Sydney Golf Club, where Mrs. Rich received the guests. The bride travelled in dark embroldcicd morocaln, and wore a toque to match. Ashby was an engineer from 1924. He joined the Institution of Engineers Australia on 3 March 1930.      
Ashby Arthur William Hooper and Jill Rich moved to Switzerland departing August 1925. Ashby had taken a position with Brown Boveri in Baden, Switzerland.
     Ashby Arthur William Hooper and Jill Rich lived at Baden, Switzerland, from November 1925 to 1928. His sister Margot joined them.
     Ashby Arthur William Hooper and Lydia Tempest Rich were on the passenger list of the "Oronsay", arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 5 March 1928. The departed London on 4 Feb 1928, via Toulon to Sydney.
     Ashby Arthur William Hooper lived at 'Stanser', 104 Elizabeth Bay Rd, Elizabeth Bay, New South Wales. On their return from Switzerland, they moved into Jill's family home - the house having been divided into 3 flats. He continued working for Brown, Boveri until 1933.
     Ashby Arthur William Hooper was employed by James Hardie & Co from 1933 until 31 July 1960, Melbourne, Victoria. In 1933 he joined James Hardie at the invitation of Thyne Reid his university friend. In 1934 he was transferred to Melbourne as factory manager. He retired as Victorian Branch Manager of James Hardie & Co. Pty Ltd on July 31 1960 after 27 years service and was appointed a director of James Hardie Asbestos until 1970?      
Ashby Arthur William Hooper and Lydia Tempest Rich moved to Melbourne, Victoria, in 1934 per the "Westralia".
     Ashby and Lydia were registered at 11 Douglas St, Toorak, on the between 1934 and 1936 electoral roll. Ashby Arthur William Hooper was listed in a directory dated 1935 as A A W Hooper at 11 Douglas Street, Toorak.
     Ashby Arthur William Hooper and Jill Rich lived at 31 Montalto Avenue, Toorak, from 1937 to 1957.
     He was a member of the Royal Sydney Golf Club, The Australian Club, Melbourne and Footscray Rotary Club.
     In Maria Hunn Dempster's will dated 11 September 1952 in South Yarra, Victoria, Ashby Arthur William Hooper was named as executor of the estate.
     Ashby Arthur William Hooper received a letter from Sydney Benjamin Hooper dated 5 December 1958. Sydney B Hooper asks his nephew Ashby Hooper to send a Christmas cheque and any light cast off clothing for Jack Hooper who is "living a dull, restricted existence associated with his lady friends".
     Ashby Arthur William Hooper lived at 115 Canterbury Rd, Toorak, from 1960.
     Ashby died on 25 March 1982 in St George's Hospital, Kew, Victoria, aged 86. He was cremated after a service at St John's, Toorak. His ashes were placed in the family grave at Kew on 10 May 1982 in The Necropolis, Springvale.
     His will was proved on 31 May 1982 at Victoria.

Child of Ashby Arthur William Hooper and Lydia Tempest Rich

Mary Hooper

(circa 1770 - )
     Mary Hooper was born circa 1770.

Child of Mary Hooper and Valentine Keen