Hoopers Lane, Calstock
Hoopers Lane, Calstock
Calstock September 2009

There are no Hooper names recorded in the Calstock Protestation returns 1641 nor in the tax returns 1660 and 1664.

The Hooper families in Calstock appear to originate from two Hooper families in Calstock during 18th Century.

The first family is that of Joseph Hooper and Hannah Colling who were married 30 Jan 1761 in Bere Ferrers. In the Parish Register Joseph was described as “of Calstock” and Hannah as “of Lamerton”. The witnesses were Francis Hooper and Francis Colling.

Searches in the Parish registers have recently discovered the baptisms of both Joseph and Hannah in Bere Ferrers. The witness Francis Hooper was probably Joseph′s father and the witness Francis Colling was Hannah′s father. Further checks in this parish have shown that two Hooper men, almost certainly two brothers, John and Francis, born in St Budeaux became the first Hooper families in Bere Ferrers.

The second family is that of John Hooper and Dorothy Nettle married 05 Feb 1780. John was described as sojourner of the parish of Calstock. Dorothy was born in Calstock and baptised there 13 Apr 1760. John′s origin has not been found.

There is one baptism of William James Hooper 24 Dec 1769 with parents John Hooper and Hannah. Since no other records of these parents have been discovered I think there is a good chance that there has been and error and that the parents were in fact Joseph and Hannah Hooper. The birth is listed this way in the families and descendent tree.

The ocupations of these families are principally Carpenters, Blacksmiths, Stonecutters and later Miners. A number of families emigrated to America, Canada and Australia.

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Hooper Gravestones Calstock

Hooper HeadstoneInscriptionHooper HeadstoneInscription
John Hooper′s GraveBeneath this stone
Lie the Remains of
John Hooper
Who departed this life
March 18th 1863
Aged 62 years
Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord
John Hooper Headstone Sacred to the memory of
John Hooper
Who died at Harrow Barrow
Sep 4th An Dom 1867
Aged 74 years
Farewell dear Partner of my joys and woes
Prepare to follow me and take of my repose
As thou hath shared my gladness of my gloom
So must thou share with me the silent tomb
Also of Susan his widow
Who died Aug 29 1873
Aged 75 years
O death where is thy sting?
O grave where is thy victory?

John Hooper d.1871InscriptionJemima HooperInscription
John HooperJohn Hooper
Late of Harrow Barrow
in this Parish
Who died March 13 1871
Aged 42 years
He that believeth in me
Though he were dead
Yet shall he live
Jemima HooperSacred to the Memory of
Jemima Hooper
Beloved daughter of Richard and Charlotte
of Gunnislake
Who Died 23 Oct 1847
age 9 year
Also Elizabeth died 22 Oct 1847
age 6 year

Other Inscriptions
In Loving Memory of
Joseph Hooper
Who died March 12th 1842
Aged 46 year
Also Margaret Winn
Wife of the above
Who died Dec 21st 1891
Aged 90 year
Gone to join the loved ones that are gone before
In Affectionate memory of
Robert Hooper of this parish
Who died March 8th 1872
Aged 66 years
Also Elizabeth his widow
Died Sept 25 1872
Aged 66 year

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