Sir William Jackson Hooker

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William Jackson Hooker

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Norwich, England (United Kingdom)
Death: August 12, 1865 (80)
Kew, London, England (United Kingdom)
Immediate Family:

Son of Joseph Hooker
Husband of Maria Turner
Father of Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker; Elizabeth Hooker; Maria Hooker; Mary Harriet Hooker and William Dawson Hooker

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About Sir William Jackson Hooker

The third East Anglian Botanist to profoundly influence British bryology in the 19th Century.

"...some of Hooker’s ancestors were woollen- merchants in Devon. William’s father, Joseph Hooker (1753-1845) was a confidential clerk in a firm of wool-staplers at Exeter, but left to settle in Norwich, where he married the daughter of a worsted-manufacturer. Like his son, Joseph Hooker began his botanical career by studying mosses. William was born in Norwich, where his father was in business with Dawson Turner. Like Smith and Turner, William Hooker came into an inheritance sufficient to soften his exposure to life’s exigencies, so was able to devote much of his youth and early adulthood to natural history. He botanised in the wilds of Scotland with Turner in 1806, and after marrying his daughter Maria Sarah in 1815, the couple spent their honeymoon in Ireland where they met Whitley Stokes and Thomas Taylor."

http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/bbs/learning/bryohistory/History%20of%20British%20Bryology.pdf

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Sir William Jackson Hooker's Timeline

1785
July 6, 1785
Norwich, England
1816
April 4, 1816
1817
June 30, 1817
Halesworth, Suffolk
1819
May 8, 1819
1820
November 15, 1820
1825
October 2, 1825
1865
August 12, 1865
Age 80
London, England