George Hooper

(4 May 1837 - 17 March 1916)
     George Hooper was born on 4 May 1837 in 8 Manchester Terrace, Liverpool Rd, Islington, London. He was the son of William Benjamin Hooper and Mary Ann Trull. George Hooper was christened on 26 May 1837 in Holy Trinity, Islington, London.
     George Hooper appeared on the 1841 census in the household of Martha Gambell and William Benjamin Hooper in Manchester Terrace, Islington.
     He was not with his family in the 1851 census.
     Illustrated London News 9 & 16 March 1861: Hair Jewellery. - Artists in Har - Hooper and Co (late Rushton and Hooper(213 Regent, Street, W). A handsome illustrated catalogue sent free. See reduced prices therein. Only address 213 Regent-street, London. Also 25 May - similar entry. George and Mary were listed as the children of William Benjamin Hooper in the 1861 census in Mimms Village, South Mimms.
     George was 19 July 1862 - Illustrated London News advertisment: Hair Jeweller - G Hooper, Artist in Hair. Solid gold revolving brooches for Hair or a Portrait from 35sh each. Hair Rings, from 6s 6d etc. Illustrated patterns sent free. 213 Regent-street, London, W. in 213 Regent St, London, in July 1862.
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     George Hooper appeared on the 1871 census in 3 Charles St, St Anne Soho, Westminster. George Hooper, head, unmarried, aged 33, jeweller, born Islington.
     28 November 1874 - Daily Telegraph & Courier (London) advertisement - George Hooper, 5 Charles-street, Soho-square, London. W. He was listed as a lodger in George Hooper's household in the 1881 census in 86 Ifield Road, Kensington. He witnessed the second marriage of Alfred Morgan Gillham and Mary Ann Hooper on 18 July 1891 in St Mary, Islington, London.
     George died on 17 March 1916 in Wandsworth RD, aged 78. He was buried on 23 March 1916 in Highgate, London. The Hooper family gravestone reads: Also of George, brother of above [Frederick Hooper]. Died 17 March 1916 aged 77.

Mary Ann Hooper

(2 July 1840 - 26 May 1920)
     Mary Ann Hooper was born on 2 July 1840 in 8 Manchester Terrace, Liverpool Rd, Islington, London. She was the daughter of William Benjamin Hooper and Mary Ann Trull. Mary Ann Hooper was christened on 14 August 1840 in Holy Trinity, Islington.
     Mary Ann Hooper appeared on the 1841 census in the household of Martha Gambell and William Benjamin Hooper in Manchester Terrace, Islington. William, Robert, Mary and Frederick were listed as the children of Mary Ann Trull in the 1851 census in 2 Albion Villas, Liverpool Rd, Islington, London. George and Mary were listed as the children of William Benjamin Hooper in the 1861 census in Mimms Village, South Mimms. Mary and Frederick were listed as the children of Mary Ann Trull in the 1871 census in 342 Liverpool Road, Finsbury, Islington. Mary and Frederick were listed as the children of Mary Ann Trull in the 1881 census in 342 Liverpool Road, Islington. Mary and Frederick were listed as the children of Mary Ann Trull in the 1891 census in Islington.
     Mary Ann Hooper married Alfred Morgan Gillham as his third wife, on 18 July 1891 in St Mary, Islington, London. He had married Emma Barkworth Hawkes on 3 April 1852 when a clerk on the railway, living at 33 Wellington St at St Mattew, Bethnal Green. His father was a store keeper in the Artillery. They had Helen Flora Gillham, baptised 28 Jan 1853 at St Thomas, Stepney. He next married on 25 Apr 1871 Blanche Campbell Valentine at St Thomas, Stepney. He was described as a gent of Stepney and his father as an officer in the Royal Artillery. Mary Ann Hooper was widowed on 24 August 1892 on the death of her husband Alfred Morgan Gillham.
     Mary Ann Hooper travelled to Melbourne, Victoria, in April 1894 per the "She is possibly the Mrs Gillham who arrived on the Arcadia in April 1984, aged 36! and departed on the Rome in Nov 1894 for London". She was a guest at the wedding of Arthur Frederick Hooper & Fannie Madeline Elma Dempster in Holy Trinity Church of England, Williamstown, Victoria, 2 July 1894.
     We hold her autograph book. She was a guest at Dora Hall's first function in London.
     Mary Ann Hooper and Frederick Hooper appeared on the 1901 census in 342 Liverpool Rd, Islington. Mary A Gillham 60, head, living on own means, born Islington; Fredk Hooper 54, brother, ditto; Rosa Gillham 73, sister in law, living on own means, born Greenwich; with servants Lucy Gibbs 43, Amy Jiggings 20. Mary Ann Hooper was an executor of Frederick Hooper's estate on 13 April 1915 in London.
     Mary Ann Hooper in Maida Vale, sent a letter dated 10 January 1919 to Arthur Frederick Hooper. 100 Morshead Mansions, Maida Vale W9, Jan 10 1919: My dear Arthur, At last I have heard from Miss Dempster! & I am so sorry to hear how ill she has been. No wonder for the death of Mrs Hall so soon after that of Mrs Jackson must have been a very great shock & trials & of course she had much business to settle. Ashby sent me a military Xmas card - which has just been forwarded to me here. Miss Hodges kindly wrote to tell me that Charlie was a free man and coming to England so I am hoping to see him as he will be staying one of Red X in London. Poor boy! I do feel for him a stranger in London & what a different home going his will be to that of the Ashby's. No father or mother to greet him or I suppose brother & sister quite away from where he will be. I suppose he has not the opportunity of visiting Melbourne - or is nearer to Sydney where his uncle Syd can often see him. I think I told you in my last that I intended sending certain portraits to you and Ella. They are to be packed ready, to be sent when it is decided how and I hope they may not be injured in any way.
You are to have the portraits of your Gt Grandfather Trull, & smaller ones of your gr grandmother & your gt grandfather Trull, my mother's parents. I dare say you know that my Grannie had 3 husbands but I will not enter into that, in case you get confused.
I am glad to hear the young brides are likely to add to the population - but I do hope the little ones may be of the masculine gender. I hope Wesley has quite recovered from whooping cough & that the rest of your family are keeping well.
We are having damp & dismal weather but hope for a bright spring. Best love to you and yours, Your affectionate aunt, M Gillham
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     Mary Ann Gillham made a will dated 30 April 1919 in Maida Vale, Middlesex. Will of Mary Ann Gillham of 100 Morshead Mansions, Maida Vale co. London, widow. ... to my cousin Lt Col. H N M McRae D.S.O. of the 15th Sikhs Ludhiana in the Punjab India £10.
To my god daughter Evelyn McWhirter of Parbutore Langla PO Assam £10.
To Enid Gillham, god-daughter of Perth WA. £10.
To Miss Lydia Cooper of 100 Morshead Mansions £200.
To my niece Ella Jeremy of Gurwood St Wagga Wagga NSW the portrait of my mother and of my mother's uncle William Trull and workbox that belonged to my mother and have her initials on and also all silver except that hereby otherwise disposed of and all plated articles not hereby otherwise disposed of.
To my nephew Arthur Frederick Hooper of Whare Toorak Vic all my
silver marked "T".
To my nephew Sydney Benjamin Hooper of Union Bank Sydney NSW the album with crest upon it.
To my cousin Kate Florence Murray and Gertrude Annie Murray of 69 Egerton Rd, Bexhill on Sea the remainder of my furniture, etc. ... if not required then proceeds to Ella Jeremy, Sydney B Hooper & the children of my late nephew Charles Henry Hooper.
To Gertrude Annie Murray all my jewellery & apparel.
Whereas under the will of my late father William Benjamin Hooper my late brother Frederick Hooper was entitled upon my death to a third share of the proceeds of an insurance policy .... I give to 1/3 each to Ella Jeremy, S B Hooper & the children of my late nephew Charles Henry Hooper.
I release Stephen Hooper from the payment of the sum of £150 he borrowed...
As to all other real & personal estate ... 1/3 each to Ella Jeremy, Sydney & the children of Charles Henry.
Stephen Hooper has not yet been identified.
     Mary Ann Hooper in Maida Vale, sent a letter dated 28 October 1919 to Arthur Frederick Hooper. Maida Vale W9, Oct 28 1919 My dear Arthur
I a generally considered very ... but, from your experience I am sure you will not agree with my friends! Now in the first place I am sorry to disappoint you but that album is meant for Syd. He took a fancy to it when he came to see me & (I do not think that I promised him he should have it) only thought that I would give it to him & as I was sending the portraits I deemed it a good opportunity to send it with them. But I ought to have told you that I meant it for him. Now about the portraits! The handsome young man in pastel's ... is Darby and he is your great grandfather. The large portrait of a toothless? old gentleman is also your great grandfather Trull by name.
A short time before Mr Gillham's death the picture fell hence that hole in it! I am not superstitious by many think such a fall portends a death I know. Now the two smaller pictures in old fashioned dress, are portraits of your great grandfather and great grandmother Trull. The two portraits that I suppose were in a case together are for Ella and are likenesses of your grandmother Hooper and her uncle William Trull who was devoted to her & I supposed wished to be taken at the same time. Your grandmother Hooper's father died 6 months before she was born. I cannot give you any times of birth or death today, but will try to do so another time. Ashby is taking with him, two miniatures for you. One of your gt grandfather Hooper & one of your great grandmother Trull.
I do hope you may be able to understand the relationships!
We are still in a very miserable state. In this ... as well as outside owing to our difficulty in getting someone to take Rose's place & as she is so devoted to her mistress & would not like to leave her without a competent servant I shall not be surprised if she puts off her marriage until next year for, at present, she cannot get a passage & it would not do for her to arrive in India during the hottest season.
I will only add my love to this long letter from Your affectionate aunt, M Gillham
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     Mary Ann Hooper in Maida Vale, sent a letter dated 22 November 1919 to Arthur Frederick Hooper. My dear Arthur, Now I am going to tell the little I know of our ancestry & Ashby is bringing you 2 miniatures - one of your gt grandmother Trull who died in 1856 at the age of 77 & the other of your great grandfather Hooper (with his pigtail!) who died in 1840 at the age of 66. We never had a likeness of his wife. All I know of her is that her maiden name was Darby & that she died in 1839 at the age of 55.
The 2 framed likenesses you have are of your gt grandfather Trull (who died 6 months before your Gt (?) grandmother Hooper was born. Is this the one you spoke of as having .. so untidy? The larger picture you have is of your dear old gt gt grandfather Trull. I cannot give any information! I have had a very nice? photo of your grandmother Hooper but such as it is I will enclose a copy. Of course you know the portraits Ella has are of her grandmother Hooper & of our Gt Uncle Trull. She made a mistake in thinking it was of her grandfather.
We are still very anxious as to what may become of us if our Rose should leave. She cannot get a passage to India yet but another trouble is that her sister is ill & we fear that she must go to help nurse her for she ought not to .. from her couch - & yet she had 5 boys to care for, poor thing & her husband a soldier in France? & we poor things have no one in view!
This dearth of servants is a terrible trial to one "Men Poor?" Hoping you are all well & with love to all.
Your affectionate aunt, Gillham
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     Mary died on 26 May 1920 in Morshead Mansions, Maida Vale, London, aged 79. She was buried on 31 May 1920 in Highgate, London. The Hooper family gravestone reads: Also of Mary Ann Gillham. Died 26 May 1920, aged 79 years.
     Her will was proved on 11 August 1920 at the Principal Probate Registry, London. Mary Ann Gillham of 100 Morshead-mansions, Maida Vale, Mdx, widow, died 26 May 1920. Probate granted to Henry Wiliam Mote, solicitor and Willim Hunter of no occupations. Effects £3581.11/11.

Alfred Morgan Gillham

(15 March 1830 - 24 August 1892)
     Alfred Morgan Gillham was born on 15 March 1830 in Romford, Essex. He was the 8th son of Charles & Mary(nee Morgan) Gillham , wine & brandy merchant. They were an Anglo-Indian family centred in Madras with naval connections. He was christened on 9 April 1830 in St Mary Magdalene, Woolwich, Kent.
     Alfred Morgan Gillham appeared on the 1891 census in Bournemouth, Hampshire. George F G Gillham, 43 Sarah A Gillham 40, Rose Gillham 64, Alfred M Gillham 60, widower, cousin, secretary to public institution, born Romford; Lizzie Kimber 25, Alice Kimber 18.
     Alfred Morgan Gillham married thirdly Mary Ann Hooper on 18 July 1891 in St Mary, Islington, London. He had married Emma Barkworth Hawkes on 3 April 1852 when a clerk on the railway, living at 33 Wellington St at St Mattew, Bethnal Green. His father was a store keeper in the Artillery. They had Helen Flora Gillham, baptised 28 Jan 1853 at St Thomas, Stepney. He next married on 25 Apr 1871 Blanche Campbell Valentine at St Thomas, Stepney. He was described as a gent of Stepney and his father as an officer in the Royal Artillery.
     Alfred died on 24 August 1892 in Islington RD, Middlesex, aged 62. He was buried at Greenwich on 29 August.
     The administration of his estate was granted on 22 November 1892 at London. He was of 342 Liverpool Rd, Islington. Effects £135.