- Sources yet to be consulted:
Hopper genealogy (before 1852).
born 22 Jan 1772,
served for 24 years in the
[Noltie family memoir, c.1839]
"was in several engagements in the late war"
This refers to the
on the ship
Battle of Trafalgar
lists among the North-East sailors at the Battle of Trafalgar:
"Benjamin Hopper, 30, from Etal in Northumberland, on Colossus"
Did not marry.
He retired from the navy 1830 (or "about 1828") with a pension.
In winter 1834
he went into Greenwich Hospital
(Royal Naval Hospital for sailors,
later became the Royal Naval College
Greenwich Hospital, 1752.
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