The Establishment of Hopeman and Early Settlers
Daniel (Dan) Smith
The following article has been taken from letters written by Daniel (Dan) Smith to friends in Hopeman during the 1990s when he was living in Australia. Dan was born in Hopeman during 1928 and died 2018 aged 90 and during his life was a very keen genealogist and historian of Hopeman fouk and the village of Houpman and we are fortunate to be able to record the information he has provided… more info
THE DEVELOPMENT OF HOPEMAN, MORAY
Douglas G Lockhart
The newspaper Northern Scot on 20 July 1929 described Hopeman as one of the most picturesque of Moray’s seaside towns and although little more than 200 years old it has many buildings of architectural interest, representative of those found in coastal planned villages … more info
SMUGLING DAYS THAT GAVE HOPEMAN ITS NAME.
R. Munroe Gordon 1961 – born 1873 and aged 88.
This article was written by Mr. R Munroe Gordon to record his knowledge on the origin of the name of ‘Hopeman’ for the benefit of his immediate family. He was a native of Hopeman, born during 1873 and lived there until 1903 when he moved away from the area… more info
WAS THERE A PREVIOUS SETTLEMENT PRIOR TO 1805
Since the 1990’s when I embarked on researching and documenting the history of Hopeman there has always been the question of where the name ‘Hopeman’ came from and was there an earlier settlement…more info