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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, 1832 and grew up […]

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 […]