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Michael HOOPER
(Cir 1784-1855)
Mary CHILCOT
(Cir 1780-1857)
William ROW
(1780-1837)
Jane "Jenny" STOKES
(Cir 1784-1864)
Benjamin George HOOPER
(1820-1892)
Eliza ROW
(1824-1891)

Elizabeth Jane HOOPER
(1852-1934)

 

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Spouses/Children:
Samuel John BEST

Elizabeth Jane HOOPER

  • Born: 3 Jan 1852, Topsham, Devon, England 2
  • Baptised: 21 Apr 1852, Topsham, Devon, England
  • Marriage: Samuel John BEST on 5 May 1875 in Exmouth, Devon, England 1
  • Died: 9 Oct 1934, Exmouth, Devon, England aged 82 3
  • Buried: 12 Oct 1934, St John In The Wilderness, Withycombe, Exmouth, Devon, England
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bullet  General Notes:

Births Mar 1852
Hooper Elizabeth Jane St Thomas 5b 56

Birth Certificate
In the Topsham sub-district of St Thomas district in the county of Devon
Third January 1852 Topsham, Elizabeth Jane, Female, Benjamin George Hooper, Eliza Hooper formerly Row, Tailor.
Registered by Eliza Hooper, Mother, Topsham, on Tenth February 1852

Marriages Jun 1875 St. Thomas 5b 122
BEST Samuel John
Cawley Henry Richard
HOOPER Elizabeth Jane
Moss Amelia Susannah

Marriage Certificate
on Fifth May 1875 at Glenorchy Chapel Exmouth (district of St Thomas in the county of Devon)
Samuel John Best, 24 years, Bachelor, Tailor, Fore Street Exmouth. Father James Best, Tailor.
Elizabeth Jane Hooper, 24 years, Spinster, Servant, Alexandra Terrace Exmouth. Father Benjamin George Hooper, Tailor.
Witnesses were James Best (probably groom's father), Harriet Perriam (groom's sister)
- both bride and groom were actually 23 years old

Death Dec 1934
St Thomas 5b 34 BEST Elizabeth J, aged 83

Death Certificate
Died Ninth October 1934 at 8 Albion Street, Withycombe Raleigh, Exmouth
Elizabeth Jane Best, Female, 83 years, Wife of Samuel John Best Master Tailor.
Registered by S J Best, Son, Present at the death, of 8 Albion Street Exmouth, 9 October 1934
- S J Best (son) - Samuel John, my "Uncle John"

Church records show buried in plot E6-4 at St John in the Wilderness, Exmouth and give burial date as 12 Dec 1934 (surely this should be October)

The insciption on grave is :

In Loving Memory of
Elizabeth Best
Died October 9th 1934
Aged 83 years
A beloved mother
Also Samuel John Best
Husband of the above
Who died Nov 25th 1938
Aged 87 years

1861 census
RG9/1386 F73 P25 (& P26)
High Street, Topsham, Devon
Jane Row, Head, Widow, 77, House Keeper, Devon Woodbury
Eliza Hooper, Daur, Mar, 36, Char Woman, Devon Topsham
Henry Row, Son, Un, 34, Laborer Ag, Devon Topsham
Jessie Hooper, Grand Daur, , 10, , Devon Topsham
Elizabeth do, Grand Daur, , 9, , Devon Topsham
Sarah do, Grand Daur, , 7, , Devon Topsham
William do, Grand Son, , 1, , Devon Topsham
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Fore Street, Topsham, Devon (but only one line separates this from previous entry - so should be same house!)
John Row, Head, Mar, 24, Laborer at Manure Works, Devon Topsham
Jane Row, Wife, Mar, 25, .... Spinner, Dorset Bridport
Jessie Row, Daur, , 2mo, , Devon Topsham

1871 census - not found
Nearest so far is
RG10/2547 F44 P5
Arley House, Bristol
Elizabeth Hoolin, Serv, Unm, 19, Servant Nurse, Devon Topsham
family is called Merry. There are no other Hoolin in Topsham

1881 Census
Dwelling:13 George St
Census Place: Exmouth (Withycombe Rawleigh), Devon, England
Source:FHL Film 1341516 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 2139 Folio 47 Page 14
MarrAgeSexBirthplace
John BESTM29 MExmouth, Devon, England
Rel:Head
Occ:Tailor
Elizabeth BESTM29 FTopsham, Devon, England
Rel:Wife
Rose BEST 3 FExmouth, Devon, England
Rel:Daur
Occ:Scholar
Alfred BEST 1 MExmouth, Devon, England
Rel:Son

1891 Census
RG12/1676 F56 P34
13 George Street, Exmouth (Withycombe Raleigh), Devon
Samuel J Best, Head, M, 40, Tailor, Devon Exmouth
Elizabeth J do, Wife, M, 40, , Devon Topsham
Rose M do, Daur, , 14, , Devon Exmouth
Alfred J do, Son, , 12, Scholar, Devon Exmouth
Kate do, Daur, , 10, Scholar, Devon Exmouth,
Emily E do, Daur, , 8, Scholar, Devon Exmouth
James A do, Son, , 6, Scholar, Devon Exmouth
Harriet L do, Daur, , 5, Scholar, Devon Exmouth
Eliza do, Daur, , 1, , Devon Exmouth
Jessie H do, Daur, , 1m, , Devon Exmouth

1901 Census
RG13/2029 F69 P13
7 George Street, Exmouth (Withycombe Raleigh), Devon
Samuel J Best, Head, M, 49, Master Tailor (employer), Devon Exmouth
Elizabeth J do, Wife, M, 49, , Devon Topsham
Alfred J do, Son, S, 21, Tailor (working at home), Devon Exmouth
Kate do, Daur, S, 19, Shop Assistant, Devon Exmouth
Emily do, Daur, S, 17, (working at home), Devon Exmouth
James do, Son, S, 15, Tailor (working at home), Devon Exmouth
Louisa do, Daur, , 14, , Devon Exmouth
Eliza do, Daur, , 12, , Devon Exmouth
Jessie do, Daur, , 10, , Devon Exmouth
Ada do, Daur, , 8, , Devon Exmouth
John do, Son, , 6, , Devon Exmouth
- Daughter Rose was living away as a nurse in Exminster at the Devon County Lunatic Asylum see RG13/2040 F145 P6, Schedule 20

1911 census
RG14PN12578 RG78PN722 RD270 SD1 ED7 SN45
8 Albion Street, Exmouth, Devon
Samuel John Best, Head, 60, Married, Tailor, Exmouth Devon, working on own account, at home
Elizabeth Jane Best, Wife, 60, Married, Assisting in the Business, Topsham Devon
Harriett Louisa Best, Daughter, 24, Single, Assisting in the Business, Exmouth Devon
Eliza Best, Daughter, 21, Single, Assisting in the Business, Exmouth Devon
Jessie Hooper Best, Daughter, 20, Single, Assisting in the Business, Exmouth Devon
Ada Tuck Best, Daughter, 18, Single, Corset Maker, Exmouth Devon
against Samuel John - married 36 years, 11 children born alive, 10 living, 1 died - should be stated against the wife
The house had 6 rooms
- no infirmities shown in the final column of the form

Father: Benjamin Hooper, Mother: Eliza
Exact Spelling: Off
Batch Number: c051731
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International Genealogical Index / British Isles - 7

1. ELIZA ROW HOOPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 24 JUN 1847 Topsham, Devon, England

2. ELIZABETH JANE HOOPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 21 APR 1852 Topsham, Devon, England

3. JESSIE STOKES HOOPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 27 DEC 1849 Topsham, Devon, England

4. WILLIAM GEORGE HOOPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 13 AUG 1845 Topsham, Devon, England

5. WILLIAM HENRY HOOPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 19 NOV 1856 Topsham, Devon, England

6. SARAH ANN HOOPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 09 FEB 1854 Topsham, Devon, England

7. ROBERT EDWARD HOOPER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Christening: 13 AUG 1845 Topsham, Devon, England

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bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Occupation: Servant, 5 May 1875, Exmouth, Devon, England.


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Elizabeth married Samuel John BEST, son of James Adamson BEST and Harriett Edmonds PARKER, on 5 May 1875 in Exmouth, Devon, England.1 (Samuel John BEST was born on 12 Aug 1851 in Littleham, Exmouth, Devon, England 4, baptised on 11 Nov 1855 in Withycombe Raleigh, Exmouth, Devon, England, died on 25 Nov 1938 in Exmouth, Devon, England 5 and was buried on 29 Nov 1938 in St John In The Wilderness, Withycombe, Exmouth, Devon, England.)


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Sources


1 Marriage Certificate, Jun 1875 St. Thomas 5b 122.

2 Birth Certificate, Mar 1852 St Thomas 5b 56.

3 Death Certificate, Dec 1934 St Thomas 5b 34.

4 Birth Certificate, Sep 1851 St Thomas 10 223.

5 Death Certificate, Dec 1938 Devon Central 5b p40.


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