C.2000 Cash ledgers mainly dealing with Francis Hooper and family's wine and spirits business in Worcester. Also solicitors' papers, mainly related to the practices of Alfred Catchmayd Hooper of Edgar Tower and College Precincts, Worcester and George Clarke of 15/19 Foregate St., Worcester. Includes family business, property transactions, wills, partnership, Consistory Court and other legal papers covering Worcestershire and the adjacent areas of Herefordshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire.
Also papers relating to the 13th Worcestershire Rifle Volunteers based in Worcester.
Deposited by The Rev. Canon J.R. Fenwick, Librarian, Worcester Cathedral Library, Worcester Cathedral, WORCESTER
Records from the premises of Messrs Rabjohns and Co., accountants, 1 College Yard, Worcester.
Administrative / biographical background:
Francis Hooper had interests in several public houses and tenements in Worcester which included:- The King's Head, Sidbury, The Severn Trow, Hylton street, The Portobello and Portobello house, Henwick Rd. and the tenements known as 'Linghams' and 'Boyds' in Cooken St. [now Copenhagen St.] and Quay St. Also The Red House and Red Hill House. And in Claines, The Talbot Inn [now Worcester City] see mainly parcel 4 (ii).
The main estates of the family were at Tappenhall in Claines and Woodhall in Hallow. For these and other Hooper properties see also parcels 16, 17 and 18(i) - (xiii).