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Family - Charles Cooper

Posted by hiddencanberra on September 1, 2011 at 11:00 PM

From Geoff Meyer descendent of Sarah Moore nee Cooper, eldest child of Charles & Alse nee Davis.

Some bits and pieces based on what Sue Hatton sent me in to post today. It is better for me to type it all out including the marriage of Charles & Alse as that copy was based on a faded and partly illegible original in England. But it appears that both could write their name and also the two witnesses.

Baptism of Thomas Cooper –  Baptised 21st December 1743 Shipton on Stour, son of Thomas Cooper and Sarah Waring.

Marriage of Thomas and Margaret – 1767 February 12th. Cooper, Thomas labourer of this parish

To Price, Margaret of this parish. Witnesses – Robert Higgins, Mary Crapper and Charles Warneford Curate. St Giles Oxford.

It appears that one only needs to be resident of a parish for 5 weeks.

Baptism of children of Thomas and Margaret – Charles Cooper baptised 22 October 1769 buried 15 September 1770:  Charles Cooper baptised 27 September 1773: Anne Cooper baptised 23 November 1777 buried 18 June 1778: Shipton on Stour.

Notice taken from the Leicester Mercury – 11th March 1796 (p3 c4) John Lee and Charles Cooper were removed from habeaus from Middlesex on a charge of horse stealing; Thomas Smith charged on the oath of the above Charles Cooper with threatening to shoot him if he refused to assist him in stealing a horse, the property of Mr Inett of Melton and a mare belonging to Mr Sharpe.

25th March 1796: John Lee and Charles Cooper were convicted of horse stealing and the condemned are to be executed.

Note – the wording is not clear as to who was threatened if he did not steal a horse.

MJ/SP/1794/June/040 Case V Charles Cooper for stealing a pot with drawn cutlass with intent to murder, prosecutor to have 24 hours notice of bail. Middlesex June Session 1794.

William Holmes against Charles Cooper – Brief Silester. The defendant stands indicted for wilfully and maliciously striking at the plaintiff with drawn cutlass with intent to murder.

Nothing further survives on this matter. It seems rather a wild statement that he threatened to murder over such a trifling item. I think the defendant was exaggerating.

1819. Inhabitants of the district ‘Preanger’ (around the city of Bandoeng Java)

- Charles Cooper aged 42 years, place of birth Worcester, occupation farmer. Arrived on the Isle of Java in the year 1817. Leaves this district on 30th October 1819 to the city of Krewang.

2. (inhabitants of the district of Krawang):  Charles Cooper, 42 years, born Worchester, occupation: stalmeester in the house of sir Quoid. Arrived on the Isle of java in the year 1817 and arrived in this district 20-10-1819. [Sir Quoid should be Macquoid - who later moved to the Canberra District of Tuggranong.  The Canberra suburb of Waniassa is named after the town near McQuoid's property in Java.]

Burials – Krawang, Java. Cooper Charles 12th September 1820; Surry departed 12th March 1817;  Destination- Port Batavia

Charles Cooper, free by pardon. No.317 March 6 1817.



No. 570. Charles Cooper Bachelor of this parish to Alice Davies spinster of the same were married in this church by Banns this fourteenth day of September in the year One thousand and ninety four by me. Edward Robson, Curate. This marriage was solomnized between us – Charles Cooper - Alice Davies - In the presence of William Cooper, Sarah Davies.

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