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William Cooper, 5x Great Grandfather

Once through that original brick wall of William Cooper, the goldsmith, 3x Great Grandfather, we were able to jump back a couple more generations, to here, with relative ease. Now we find ourselves with yet another William Cooper - 5x Great Grandfather William Cooper - proving it is definitely a traditional Cooper family name. It … Continue reading William Cooper, 5x Great Grandfather

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John Cooper, 4x Great Grandfather – Part 2: Brothers, Sisters & Parents

We came to the conclusion previously that John Cooper's parents were William & Mary Cooper. So, did William & Mary have any other children - brothers & sisters of John? John was born in 1777, so that gives us an idea of what years to search for. We don't know if he was a first, … Continue reading John Cooper, 4x Great Grandfather – Part 2: Brothers, Sisters & Parents

John Cooper & Sophia, William’s parents? Part 2: But which Sophia?

Continuing this conundrum... Initially I considered that the same John Cooper may have married two different people, both called Sophia, with the first one (in this case Sophia Hallett) dying shortly after marriage between 1800 & 1803. However, John Cooper in the second marriage certificate (to Sophia Darvell) is a bachelor , meaning he hasn’t … Continue reading John Cooper & Sophia, William’s parents? Part 2: But which Sophia?

John Cooper & Sophia, William’s parents?

If you remember back to Part 2 of the William Cooper, Goldsmith story, we've established that William's parents, or at least at this stage we think they are his parents, are John Cooper, an enameller & Sophia, of St Lukes Islington. John does appear to be a family name that has appeared several times. Might … Continue reading John Cooper & Sophia, William’s parents?