John Lough and Christian Gordon

John LOUGH (aka John Locke) was born Berwick Upon Tweed in Northumberland, England c. 1797. His future wife, Christian Jean GORDON (aka Christina), was born to John GORDON and Christian BARRON in Carnwath, Lanarkshire, Scotland on 29 Sep 1800 On 15 Oct 1821, after the...

Mr. E. Fowler’s Pottery

[Benjamin Hopping was working for Fowler as a brickmaker at this time.] The following article appeared in the Illustrated Sydney News 16 October 1865: MR. E. FOWLER’S POTTERY. WE have recently had the pleasure of inspecting the Pottery Manufactory of Mr.…...

Sarah Ann Hughes

[Sarah Ann Hughes was my great-great-grandmother] Sarah was the daughter of Mary and brickmaker Thomas Francis Hughes. She was born in West Drayton on 29 March 1838. Sarah was under age and living in Essex when she married Benjamin HOPPING at St John the Baptist...

Benjamin Jacob HOPPING

[Benjamin Jacob HOPPING was my great-great-grandfather] Benjamin Jacob HOPPING was born in Bedfont, Chelsea,Middlesex, England. He was the 4th son of Hanna RACKLIFF and Daniel HOPPING (and grandson of Edward HOPPING and Jane FAIRFAX) . He was born on 18th September,...

The Hoppings Emigrate to Australia

The Hopping Emigration: I understand that the first HOPPING to emigrate went to CANADA. In the 1850s there was a family emigration. They went three ways: 1. America 2. New Zealand 3. Australia Bound for Australia Three of the four sons of Daniel and Hanna HOPPING of...

Wilhelmina Kreis

Wilhelmina KREIS (Mina to her family) was my great grandmother. She was born on 11 December 1865 in Evangelisch, Egnach, Thurgau, Switzerland to Anna and Ulrich KREIS, the fourth or nine children. When she was 12 she emigrated with her parents and siblings on the...