William Frederick Hunn

(9 January 1853 - )
     William Frederick Hunn was christened on 9 January 1853 in St John, Portsea, Hampshire. He was the son of Alfred Hunn and Elizabeth Taylor.

Emma Dennis

     Emma Dennis married Mark Hunn, son of Frederick Hunn unlinked as yet and Mary Ann White, on 28 June 1850 in St Mary's, Portsea, Hampshire, England.

William Benjamin Hooper

(6 August 1808 - 13 February 1871)
     William Benjamin Hooper was born on 6 August 1808 in London, England. He was the son of William Hooper and Mary [Darby] Bickley. William Benjamin Hooper was christened on 3 February 1809 in St Stephen, Coleman St, London.
     William Benjamin Hooper and Mary Ann Trull obtained a marriage licence on 21 July 1831 in London.
     William Benjamin Hooper married Mary Ann Trull, daughter of George Trull and Martha Copperwheat, on 8 September 1831 in St Leonard, Shoreditch, Middlesex.
     Lease for 21 years from 25 March 1839: 1. William Benjmain Hooper of Manchester Terrace, Liverpool Road (parish of St Mary Islington?), and John James Hooper of Brew House Yard, St John St (parish of St James Clerkenwell), esqs. administrators of the estate of William Hooper later of Finchley esq. deceased.
     Administration of the estate of William Hooper was granted to William Benjamin Hooper, on 12 January 1841 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury Admon of the goods chattels and credits of William Hooper late of Brewhouse Yard Saint John's Street and of Finchley in the county of Middlesex Annatto and Blue manufacturer widower deceased was granted to William Benjamin Hooper and John James Hooper two of the natural and lawful children of the said deceased having been first sworn duly to adminster. Estate £9000, Resworn in December 1841 at under £10,000 and additional security given. Admon of goods unadministered passed at the Principal Registry May 1881.
     William Benjamin Hooper and Martha Gambell appeared on the 1841 census in Manchester Terrace, Islington. Martha Gamble, 60, independent, not born in county; Wm Hooper 30, blue manufacturer, yes; Mary Ann Hooper, 30, yes; William, 6, yes; George 4, yes; Mary Ann 11 months, yes; with two female servants'. William Benjamin Hooper was listed in a directory dated 1844 as Hooper Bros. Annatto, Blue, etc. makers and drysalt-makers at Brewhouse Yard, St John Steet, Clerkenwell, London.
     William Benjamin Hooper lived at 2 Albion Villas, Liverpool Rd, Islington, London, 1846.
     William Benjamin Hooper was recorded on the 1851 census in Oxford Arms Hotel, Kington, Herefordshire. William B Hooper aged 44, born London was a visitor at a hotel and a merchant in annatto.
     His son George were not with the rest of the family at Albion Villas in the 1851 census nor with his father visiting Herefordshire. He was listed in a directory dated between 1853 and 1858 as Hooper Brothers at 28 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London, Middlesex, England. Annatto & Blue Manufacturers, Drug & Black Lead Grinders and Importers and Merchants. They were not listed in 1866. In 1853 he was still living at 2 Albion Villa (also known as Stanmore Villa), Liverpool Road..
     William Benjamin Hooper and Mary Ann Trull appeared on the 1861 census in Mimms Village, South Mimms. William B Hooper, head, 57, retired London merchant, born London; Mary Ann wife 57 born Highgate; George, son, unmarried 23, hair jeweller, born Islington; Mary Ann, daughter unmarried, 20, born Islington; Eliza Green, house servant.
     William Benjamin Hooper made a will dated 16 May 1861 in South Mimms, Middlesex. I William Benjamin Hooper of Cedar Cottage, Sth Mimms, co. Middlesex do hereby bequeath to my wife Mary Ann Hooper all ...
     William was registered as #8101 James Hooper, 4 Claremont Villa, Tollington Park, Hornsey Rd: freehoold house, No. 3 Claremont-villas, Tollington Park, Hornsey Rd
#8102 William Benjmain Hooper, of South Mims, Mdx, freehold, 6-10 Cambridge Tce, Gerrard St, near St Peter's church. Registered in the Kings Cross Polling district, pariish of Saint Mary Islington
at Islington, Middlesex, on the 1863 electoral roll. William was awarded a claret jug which is now held by John Ashby Hooper for enabling a bridge to be built An act of gratitude: A bridge has lately been erected over the river at Colney Heath, in the stead of the one which was placed there by the late Lady Caledon, but which was soon after washed down. The new bridge has been erected by subscriptions, obtained by W B Hooper, Esq. Many of the labourers at Colney Heath had been forced to ford the river every day, on their way to and from work, and to mark their sense of gratitude to Mr Hooper, for his kindness in getting a new bridge built for them, they presented him with a silver claret jug, bearing the inscription "Presented to W B Hooper, to commemorate the restoration of the bridge at Colney Heath, and as a token of gratitude by 54 of the peasantry, 1865" on 25 November 1865 in Colney Heath, Hertfordshire.
     William died of erysipelas on 13 February 1871 in 342 Liverpool Rd, Islington, London, aged 62. He was described as a drug merchant. He was buried in Highgate cemetery, London. The family grave at Highgate cemetery reads: Sacred to the memory of William Benjn Hooper, died 13 February 1871 in the 63rd year of his age. However the base stone reads: The family grave of William A Hooper of Albion Villas, Holoway. The cemetery records do not list his interment there.
     His will was proved on 14 March 1871 at the Principal Probate Registry, London. He was described as a retired merchant of Stanmore Villa, Liverpool Rd, Islington (formerly of Cedar Cottage, South Mimms).

Children of William Benjamin Hooper and Mary Ann Trull