HOPPER: back to 13th century Ickham in Kent

The Hoppers of Ickham, Kent Although the Hopper family eventually went on to populate the East Kent coastal towns and villages, the earliest reliable records of my Hopper ancestors go back to the tiny hamlet of Ickham (about 5 miles west of Canterbury) and the death of Richard Hopper there on 26 November 1614. Queen Elizabeth I had died some …



Herlewin le Hoppere – a 13th Century ancestor?

There are monastic records of a landowner named Herlewin le Hoppere living in the village of Ickham in Kent in the 13th century. As the present-day Hopper line has been traced back as far as 16th Century Ickham, it’s quite likely that Herlewin is their ancestor…