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WADMANs & HOOPERs 1500s Somersetshire England to 1900s Taita New Zealand

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William Wadman was born in Hosington, Somersetshire, England in 1532

In 1841, 309 years later, his gggggg granddaughter
Caroline Wadman emigrated to New Zealand with her husband John Hooper...

William's Wadman's (1532) son Virgill Wadman was born in 1564
- he married Mary Perratt
their son Robert Wadman was born in 1601
- he married Agnes Pluckett
their son Robert Wadman was born in 1628
- he married Margaret Lambert
their son Robert Wadman was born in 1681
- he married Mary King
their son Martin Wadman was born in 1707
- he married Grace ?
their daughter Martha Wadman was born in 1731
- she married Martin Wadman
their son George Wadman was born in 1759
- he married Jane Kiddle
their son William Wadman was born in 1784
- he married Elizabeth Shepherd
their daughter CAROLINE WADMAN was born in 1815
- she married John Hooper as his 2nd wife

In 1841, with the 4 children from his first marriage and 2 of their own children, they sailed on the ARAB to New Zealand.
Caroline gave birth to Elizabeth at sea, the baby died during the voyage as did 14 year old Sarah Hooper from John's first marriage.

Caroline had a total of 13 children

- John's first child was born in 1826 when he was 21
- his 18th child was born in 1859 when he was 54

All his (known) children were:
Sarah Hooper 1827 - 1841 at sea

Robert Hooper 1829 - 1831 in England

Eliza Hooper 1832 - 1912 in Canterbury
- married George Whiteman in Taita, New Zealand
- she left George and lived with Stephen Avery for a time
(read Francesu's comment below)

Caroline Hooper 1834 - 1875 in Lower Hutt
- married Charles Henry Ashton

Robert Hooper 1837 - 1932 in Upper Hutt
- married Emily Rebecca Louisa Fellingham

William Wadman Hooper 1839 - 1869 in Taita
- married Susannah Hirst in Taita
- he is buried in Plot 9 at Christ Church Taita cemetery - as are others of this family

Elizabeth Wadman Hooper 1841 - 1841 at sea

Mary Jane Wadman Hooper 1843 - 1866 in Taita

Emma Wadman Hooper 1844 - 1932
- married John Eaton

Selina Ann Wadman Hooper 1847 - 1918 in Sanson
- married John William Hirst
- his brother George married Selina's sister Elizabeth
- Thomas, a son of Selina & John, married Minnie Gertrude Wall, a daughter of Selina's sister Mary Wadman

Elizabeth Wadman Hooper 1849 - 1923 in Pahiatua
- married George Henry Hirst
- his brother John married Elizabeth's sister Selina

Samuel Wadman Hooper 1850 - 1850

Ellen Wadman Hooper 1850 - 1873
- married Benjamin Rayner in 1869
- he remarried in 1874 to Alice Perkins
- they had 4 (known) children up to 1880
- he died in the 1906 Great Eathquake of Los Angeles

Harriett Wadman Hooper 1851 - 1854 in Taita

Mary Wadman Hooper 1855 - 1932 in Hastings
- married Joseph Wall

Harry Wadman Hooper 1856 - 1871

George Wadman Hooper 1857 - 1941 in Taita
- married Eliza King

Henry Richard Wadman Hooper 1859 - 1871 in Taita

by ngairedith Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2009-07-24 16:32:02

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Comments

by Francesu on 2010-02-04 22:57:39

Hello. I am a descendant of Eliza Hopper and George Whiteman. Eliza did indeed leave her marriage wth George Whiteman. She did live with Stephen Avery for a short time but she never married him.

by Bonita1 on 2011-07-01 00:51:19

Hi,
My great grandmother was Bertha Avery who married jacob Geange. There is information that Elizabeth married Stephen Avery. Can you place the connection of Frank Renouf.

Book called,
Born a Whiteman died an Avery.
Bonita

auscontracting@bigpond.com

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