Mary Fawler

(28 July 1749 - 13 November 1802)
     Mary Fawler was born on 28 July 1749 in Gillingham, Kent. Only daughter of Captain John Fawler, R.N., of Chatham Kent, and heiress of her brother Thomas Fawler of Clapham, Surrey, and of her uncle Thomas Poole of New Shoreham, Sussex. She was the daughter of Capt John Fawler and Mary Poole.
     In Capt John Fawler's will dated 17 July 1766 in Chatham, Kent, Mary Fawler was named as heir; His will left his estate to his son Thomas Fawler and daughter Mary Fawler, his nephew John Fawler gentleman of London to be sole executor. If both children died before 21 his estate was to go to his nephews John Fawler of London gentleman and John Pucky of Woolwich shipwright.
     Mary Fawler married John Hooper, son of Robert Hooper and Margery Dawson, on 27 February 1769 in St Saviour, Southwark, Surrey, England.
     Mary Fawler was mentioned in the will of Thomas Fawler dated 8 July 1784.
     Mary died on 13 November 1802 in Bentinck St, St Marylebone, Westminster, aged 53. She was buried on 18 November 1803 in St Mary le Haura, New Shoreham, Sussex. There is a memorial in the side chapel.

Children of Mary Fawler and John Hooper

William Hooper

(22 August 1775 - 27 December 1840)
William Hooper 1774-1840
     William Hooper was born on 22 August 1775 in St Marylebone, Westminster, Middlesex. He was the son of John Hooper and Mary Fawler. William Hooper was christened on 13 September 1775 in St Mary, St Marylebone.
     William was an annatto manufacturer and merchant in London.
     William Hooper married Mary [Darby] Bickley, daughter of George Darby and Martha Bickley, on 1 May 1804 in St Mary, Islington, London. William Hooper, bachelor of this parish & Mary Bickley, spinster of this parish, were married by banns, by Thomas Poole Hooper, AM, vicar of New Shoreham, Sussex. Both signed in the presence of John Hooper & John Parker.
     William Hooper lived at Coleman St Buildings, London, 1805.
     William Hooper was mentioned in the will of John Benjamin Hooper dated 22 June 1807. William Hooper was listed in a directory dated between 1808 and 1820 as Blue & Annatto maker at 1 Nun's Court. Coleman St, London. He was listed as a Freeman of the city of London, on 9 February 1809. William Hooper son of John Hooper, Citizen and Founder of London was made free by patrimony... copy 1766, born 1781?
     On 6 Oct 1814 William Hooper, annatto and blue manufacturer and drug grinder and merchant insured his property with the Sun Fire Office.
     William Hooper of Finchley and St John Street, Clerkenwell, blue and arnotta [sic] manufacturer - lease for 19 3/4 years from 29 Sep 1820. He was listed in a directory dated between 1820 and 1830 as William Hooper at Brewhouse Yard, St John's Street, Clerkenwell, London. In the front of the 1820 directory, a list received too late for insertion, he is at Brewhouse Yard, St John's St, Clerkenwell. His business remained at this address at least until 1827 (in that year he was called William H).
     On 17 May 1829 William Hooper, Brewhouse Yard, St John St, Clerkenwell, drug grinder, insured with the Sun Fire Office.
     William Hooper and Dr Robert Hooper, George Henry Hooper, Rev Thomas Poole Hooper and John Benjamin Hooper were mentioned on 2 November 1820.
      Final Concord (counterparts) Hilary Term 1822: Nicholas Roberts, plt. v. James Hooper, Robert Hooper and w. Elizabeth Ann, William Hooper and w. Mary, and George Henry Hooper and w. Margaret Brewse, defs
Seventeen messuages, three stables, two coach houses, two workshops, two warehouses, fourteen curtilages, six orchards, six gardens, and 20a. land in New Shoreham, Old Shoreham and Cowfold
. William Hooper was listed in a directory dated 1835 as William Hooper at 37 North Bank, Regent's Park, Middlesex.
     Assignment of lease for remainder of term dated 1839 William Hooper of Finchley and St John Street, Clerkenwell, blue and arnatta [sic] manufacturer.
     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.
     William died of urinary disease on 27 December 1840 in Finchley, London, England, aged 65.
     The administration of his estate was granted to John James Hooper and William Benjamin Hooper on 12 January 1841 at 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.
     The administration of his estate was granted to Mary Ann Trull on 23 May 1881 at the Principal Probate Registry, London. Personal estate under £1000. Administration of the personal estate of William Hooper late of Brewhouse Yard St John Street and Finchley, both in the co. of Middlesex, Annatto and Blue manufacturer, a widower, who died 27 December 1840 at Finchley afsd left unadministered by William Benjamin Hooper and John James Hooper the sons and two of the next of kin was granted at the Prinicipal Probate Registry to Mary Ann Hooper of 342 Liverpool Road in the parish of St Mary Islington in the said county, widow, the administrator (with will) of the personal estate of the said William Benjamin Hooper. Former grant PCC January 1841.

Children of William Hooper and Mary [Darby] Bickley

Mary [Darby] Bickley

(1 October 1784 - 11 October 1839)
     Mary [Darby] Bickley was also known as Darby in records. She was born illegitimate before 1 October 1784 in Blackfriars, London. She was christened on 1 October 1784 in St Ann Blackfriars, London. She was the daughter of George Darby and Martha Bickley.
     In George Darby's will dated 3 March 1804 in Coleman Street, London, Mary [Darby] Bickley was named as heir; He left the goodwill of his business and a box containing his recipe for making annatto to his children Mary & George.
This is the last will and testament of me George Darby of Coleman St in the City of London, Blue and Annatto manufacturer made this third day of March 1804 I give and bequeath to my brother John Darby and my sisters Elizabeth Williams and Mary Morris the sum of 10 guineas each for mourning to be paid as soon as conveniently may be after my decease
And I direct that my executors hereinafter named do and shall within six months after my decease lay out the sum 100 pounds in the purchase of such articles of household furniture linen and wearing apparel as they shall think proper and shall deliver the articles so purchased to
Martha Bickley who is now living with me for her own use and benefit
And I give and bequeath the good will of my trade or business of a manufacturer of Blue annatto and other articles and also a certain box marked (a) now in my possession wherein is deposited a certain receipt for making annatto together with such receipt and all other rects used or employed in carrying on my said trade unto
Anthony Sterry of the Borough of Southwark Oilman and William Bickley of Gt Russell St in the parish of St George Bloomsbury Mdx stove grate maker upon trust to permit and suffer my son George Darby Bickley and my daughter Mary Bickley or any person with whom she may happen to intermarry for and in lieu of her the said Mary Bickley to carry on the said trade as co-partners and to have receive and take the profits therefrom in equal shares until my said son George Darby Bickley shall attain the age of 21 years and immediately upon his attaining that age the said Anthony Sterry and William Bickley shall stand possessed of the same upon trust for the said George Darby Bickley and Mary Bickley in equal shares as Tenants in common and not as joint tenants to and for their own use and benefit
But in case either of them the said George Darby Bickley and Mary Bickley shall happen to depart this life or shall refuse or decline to continue in the same trade and to carry on the same co-partners The said Anthony Sterry and William Bickley shall from the time of such refusal stand possessed of the same upon such trusts as are herinafter declared concerning the residue of my personal estate and effects And I direct that the said box marked "a" shall in no event be opened or inspected by any person or persons whomsoever save and except by the said Anthony Sterry and William Bickley until the same shall be delivered to the said George Darby Bickley and Mary Bickley for the purpose of being used and employed in their said joint trade
And I give and bequeath all my stock in trade and all my ready money securities for money goods chattels estate and effects whatsoever not herinbefore specifically disposed of unto the said Anthony Sterry and the said William Bickley upon trust as soon as conveniently may be after my decease to sell dispose of collect get in convert into money and thereout paying my just debts funeral expences and the expences of proving this my will and the several legacies herinbefore bequeathed upon the trusts following that is to say

Upon Trust thereout within the space of twelve months after my decease to set apart and invest in the purchase of public or Government stocks or securities such sums as shall be sufficient to produce the several annuities of 25 pounds, 21 pounds 70 guineas and 50 pounds or in case they shall think proper to purchase absolutely from any person or persons four annuities of equal amount or any of them for the Lives of the several persons for whose lives the same are respectively hereinafter direct to be paid such annuities so purchased to be secured in such manner as my trustees shall think proper And upon further trust to pay the same annuities to the persons following
that is to say the said annuity of 25 pounds to
my daughter Elizabeth King Poole widow for the life of her mother my wife Elizabeth Darby without such proportionable part as hereinafter mentioned with respect to the other annuitants
the said annuity of 21 pounds to
my sister Elizabeth Williams of Bermondsey St widow for her life
the said annuity of 70 guineas to the said Martha Bickley for her life and the said annuity of 50 pounds to Sarah Slodden the wife of Isaac Slodden (blank) for decease of the said annuitant such proportional parts of the stocks funds or securities so purchased not appropriated for the payment of the said annuities shall be considered part of the residue of my personal estate and I do hereby direct that in case the said Martha Bickley or Sus[anna]h Slodden or either of them shall transfer assign or otherwise part with either ... the said annuities hereinbefore directed to be paid them then in every such case the annunities to be paid to the person so assigning the same ... were actually dead..

Upon the trusts following that is to say as to two equal parts thereof the whole into 6 equal parts to be divided upon trust for
my two sons George Darby Bickley and William Darby Bickley as when they attain the age of 21 years ... to pay the interest to my daughters Elizabeth King Poole, Martha Darby Jennings, Mary Bickley and Ann Darby Bickley respectivley...
and I do direct that from and after the decease of my said wife Elizabeth Darby the sum of one said trustees from the share which my said daughter Elizabeth King Poole and her children would otherwise be entitled to of and the residue of my personal estate
and I further declare it may be lawful for the trustees as they think proper to advance to
Joseph Jennings the present husband of my daughter M D Jennings or to the husbands of any other daughters in case they should marry the monies... I appoint the said Anthony Sterry and William Bickley executors of this my will and guardians of my said sons George Darby Bickley and William Darby Bickley until they shall respectively attain the age of 21 years and of my daughter Ann Darby Bickley until she shall attain that age or be married. Geo Darby.
Witnesses: Danl Renland, clerk to Mr Kibblewhite, Grays Inn Place - John Gibson Wilmot's Buildings Bere?

     Mary [Darby] Bickley married William Hooper, son of John Hooper and Mary Fawler, on 1 May 1804 in St Mary, Islington, London. William Hooper, bachelor of this parish & Mary Bickley, spinster of this parish, were married by banns, by Thomas Poole Hooper, AM, vicar of New Shoreham, Sussex. Both signed in the presence of John Hooper & John Parker.
     In George Darby Bickley's will dated 16 February 1810 in Finchley, London, Mary [Darby] Bickley was named as heir; Whereas I George Darby Bickley of Friendly Place Castle Street by the will of my late father George Darby of Coleman Street am intitled to the sum of five hundred pounds and divers other sums subject to various ... circumstances ... I do by this my last will give and bequeath the same as follows and so ... ... and appoint Anthony Sterry of the Borough of Southbank as my executor to whom I give twenty pounds for the trouble he may have in the .... hereof Also I give unto my executor all my estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever both in possession and reversion in trust and on condition that he do pay and satisfy all my just debts, funeral expences and the proving this my will and out of the residue give unto my mother Martha Bickley within three months after my decease the sum of eighty pounds also to my sister Martha Darby Jennings ten pounds for her use and profit Also to my sister Mary Hooper the sum of ten pounds Also to my sister Ann Darby Bickley the sum of one hundred pounds free from all deductions whatsoever which sum I direct to be paid her within three months after my decease ... her being under the age of 21 ... and as to all the rest and residue of my estate and effects ... I give the same to my brother William Darby Bickley ... notwithstanding he may not have attained the age of 21years and I do hereby will and direct that my said executor shall and may reimburse himself.... this 16th day of February 1810.
     Mary died of apoplexy on 11 October 1839 in Finchley, London , aged 55. From 30 October 1840 J J Hooper, W B Hooper & E A Cox became legatees of the will of George Darby.

Children of Mary [Darby] Bickley and William Hooper