The information you have given me is fascinating.Thank you.I am afraid I have given you most of the information I have but I will print off your message and compare it with the information my great aunt gave me to see if I can add anything.Maybe they all moved to Woolwich because it was a well known area for market gardening and I do recall one of the brothers being a market gardener.
Have you visited the "Who'd a thought it?" pub in Plumstead?It is off the common somewhere and you can see a stone with "Hopgood" engraved on it.My aunt told me that one of the women in the Hopgood line began an enterpising venture by brewing beer from her cottage for the men building the roads when the area was expanding.(Robert Hopgood was listed as a beer retailer).The venture was so successful she converted her cottage into a pub - hence the name!The story was she came into some money and bought the cottage and the two picture my aunt Lou kept on her parlour wall. Auntie Lou (or Louie) lived in Kings Highway and died about 8 or 9 years ago.She was a lovely lady.
On another trail, there is a grave in Plaistow Cemetery, Bromley Kent of several members of a Hopgood family who were killed by a direct hit during the war.I can't remember their names.Could this family be connected to you too?