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 …