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Henry Mann Hooke

Born: 15th November 1838
Died: 11th May 1888


Intro, Biographical Information, Notes etc:

A vociferous newspaper correspondent named William Edwards made some scathing remarks about Hooke's preaching in Ottawa. It is evident from his letters that the preaching of Hooke, Captain JB Dunlop, Lord AP Cecil, Hatton Turnor, and William Craig Baynes, had a significant impact in and around Ottawa in the late 1860s and early 1870s.  This material was reprinted in a book called "Correspondence and Papers on Various Subjects by the Late William Edwards of Clarence Ont" published in 1882.


An interesting quote from an article in The Witness regarding death of his son, Samuel .. see;

Samuel Hooke was born and brought up among the Darbyite Exclusives. His father was a well-known preacher among them; his mother was of gentle birth — I imagine, though he never said so, that she was related to Lord Adalbert Cecil. Hooke remembered Lord Adalbert sitting in their home knitting socks! He also remembered, as a boy, listening to J. N. Darby preaching - and incidentally chaffing a brother in the front row over his gold watch-guard. He recalled how bitterly his father wept the morning news came of Darby’s passing. When the Raven division took place in 1890, the Hookes remained with the ‘Lowe’ party that objected to F. E. Raven’s Apollinarianism.


There is a biography available of his son, which would probably be useful to have; "Nothing is here for tears: a memoir of Samuel Henry Hooke"

Martin Arhelger said ...
I think
give pictures of him. Compare his photo with that given in Noel's History, vol. 2, page 432.
Thursday, Mar 2, 2017 : 22:57
Tom said ...
Great, thanks Martin!
Yep, also can be seen here;
Friday, Mar 3, 2017 : 11:52
Marty said ...
H. M. H. edited "The Salvation of God" 1878 - 1888. 11 vols. Pub. by W. H. Broom.
Wednesday, Jul 19, 2023 : 07:09
Timothy Stunt said ...
Professor Bruce's conjecture in 'The Witness' that Samuel Hooke's mother [Elizabeth, born c.1834, Bexley Heath, Kent] was related to Lord Adelbert Cecil, is possibly further strengthened by the Census taken in April 1871 which records the presence of two 'evangelists' in the Cheltenham home of James Ebenezer Batten. One was Lord Adelbert Cecil and the other was Samuel's father Henry M[ason] Hooke. Timothy Stunt
Thursday, Jul 20, 2023 : 22:48
Timothy Stunt said ...
Perhaps I should further explain that Henry Hooke's middle name sometimes appears to be 'Mason' and sometimes as 'Mann'. Mann is almost certainly correct and as such Henry Mann Hooke married Elizabeth Londoun in Lambeth, South London, (which was the home of her widowed mother) during the first quarter of 1872. Timothy Stunt
Friday, Jul 21, 2023 : 01:15

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