I am researching my Hooper/Page/Cain/Compton families. My research has been aided by information supplied to me be many different people and my information files continue to grow not only on my own family but on unrelated names of the like.
My research has taken me back to a John James Hooper at times refered to as James Hooper. John married a Rosa Spital and we only know of one child born to them..that being John Thomas Hooper but I am sure there must be a huge Hooper family that are linked to our Hoopers.John Thomas Hooper was born in Bethnal Green in 1824 and married Rebecca Page born in 1831...both died in Carterton, NZ. They immigrated to NZ in 1856 on the 'Ann Wilson'. They had with them their two children William John Hooper born in Chipping Ongar, UK in 1853 and Sophia Hooper. There is no trace of Sophia after 1856 so it is possible that she died on the voyage. William John Hooper married Charlotte Compton born 1859 in UK. She immigrated to NZ in 1859 with her parents William Compton born 1832 Middlesex, UK and Maria Compton nee Cain born 1833 Middlesex, UK. William and Charlotte Hooper had 12 surviving children and my Grandfather Walter Henry Hooper had 16 surving children all born in the Carterton area. William and Maria(nee Cain)Compton had 12 surving children with two daughters marrying Wiltons, a family originating from Montacute,UK.
I aim to expand our Family Tree to include as many branches as possible and hope that I continue to get support and information. Anyone that would like to receive information from my files about our family or unrelated Hoopers or Comptons are welcome to enquire likewise if anyone would like to correct me in the case that I may make an error, that would also be greatly appreciated as the information that I have may not be correct or individuals may not be known to be included on the tree.