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Jane Lockyer1

#19401, b. 9 November 1843, d. 15 October 1908
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Jane Lockyer was born on 9 November 1843 in Milton, Kent, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Raynard Lockyer and Frances Epps. In the census of 1851 Jane, aged 7, is living at Iwade, Kent, with her Parents Raynard and Frances Lockyer and three siblings.1 She married Edward Cooper, son of Edward Cooper and Mary Marsh, on 10 November 1860 in All Saints, Iwade, Sittingbourne, Kent, England, after banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by Robert and Alice Kite. Edward was described as a labourer.1,3 In the census of 7 April 1861 in Blue Houses, Milton, Kent, England, she was listed as the wife of Edward Cooper.4 In the census of 2 April 1871 in 4 Bryants Cottages, Kent Green, Bobbing, Kent, England, she was listed as the wife of Edward Cooper.5 In the census of 3 April 1881 in 1 Blue Houses, Milton, Kent, England, she was listed as the wife of Edward Cooper.6 In the census of 5 April 1891 in Stickfast, Bobbing, Kent, England, she was listed as the wife of Edward Cooper.7 In the census of 31 March 1901 in Stickfast Farm, Bobbing, Kent, England, she was listed as the wife of Edward Cooper.8 Jane died on 15 October 1908 in Cambra Farm, Stickford Lane, Bobbing, Kent, England, aged 64 Family oral tradition says that Jane died of septacemia after having a corn trimmed by her husband with a razor. Her death certificate would seem to agree with this. However, it also says that she was suffering from diabetes. This can lead to gangrene in the lower limbs.1,9

Children of Jane Lockyer and Edward Cooper

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1843/Q4 Milton Volume 5 Page 378.
  3. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1860/Q4 Milton Volume 2a Page 1155.
  4. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 528 Folio 192 Page 4.
  5. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 981 Folio 18 Page 4.
  6. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 974 Folio 6 Page 4.
  7. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 716 Folio 17 Page 9.
  8. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 807 Folio 24 Page 17.
  9. [S47000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of death certificate 1908/Q4 Milton Volume 2a Page 561 age 64.

Emma Jane Cooper1

#19402, b. 24 November 1865, d. 1945
Last Edited=17 Mar 2012
     Emma Jane Cooper was born on 24 November 1865 in Blue House, Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Edward Cooper and Jane Lockyer.1 In the census of 2 April 1871 in 4 Bryants Cottages, Kent Green, Bobbing, Kent, England, she was listed as the daughter of Edward Cooper.3 In the census of 3 April 1881 in 1 Blue Houses, Milton, Kent, England, she was listed as the daughter of Edward Cooper Emma was a pupil teacher.4 She married James Skuse, son of Henry Skuse, on 22 February 1890 in St Bartholomew, Bobbing, Kent, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by Edward and Frances Cooper. Henry gave his address as Forest Hill, SE and was working as a cabinet maker. Emma was living in Bobbing.1,5 In the census of 5 April 1891 in 12 Oliver Street, Plumstead, London, England, she was listed as the wife of James Skuse.6 In the census of 31 March 1901 in 35 Warren Road, Croydon, Surrey, England, she was listed as the wife of James Skuse.7 In the census of 2 April 1911 in 35 Warren Road, Croydon, Surrey, England, she was listed as the wife of James Skuse.8 James and Emma were living at 35 Warren Road, Croydon, Surrey when they heard the news in 1917 that their son Edward had been killed. Later the following year they were to receive more sad news that their other son William had also been killed in action.9 Emma died in 1945 in Croydon, Surrey, England.10

Children of Emma Jane Cooper and James Skuse

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S45000] General Records Office, I hold a copy of birth certificate 1866/Q1 Milton Volume 2a Page 709.
  3. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 981 Folio 18 Page 4.
  4. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 974 Folio 6 Page 4.
  5. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1890/Q1 Milton Volme 2a page 1045.
  6. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 53 Folio 107 Page 50.
  7. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 641 Folio 11 Page 14.
  8. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 3289 RG78 Piece 125 Registration District 39 Sub District 2 Enumeration District 8 Schedule Number 212.
  9. [S40021] Commonwealth Graves website.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1945/Q3 Croydon Volume 2a Page 610 age 79.
  11. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.

Edward Cooper1

#19403, b. 1868
Last Edited=21 Nov 2010
     Edward Cooper was born in 1868 in Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Edward Cooper and Jane Lockyer.1 He was baptised on 8 November 1868 in Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.1 In the census of 2 April 1871 in 4 Bryants Cottages, Kent Green, Bobbing, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Edward Cooper.2 In the census of 3 April 1881 in 1 Blue Houses, Milton, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Edward Cooper Edward was a scholar.3 In the census of 5 April 1891 in Stickfast, Bobbing, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Edward Cooper Edward was an agricultural labourer.4 In the census of 31 March 1901 in Stickfast Farm, Bobbing, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Edward Cooper Edward was employed on the farm.5 He married Emma Swift in 1907 in Milton, Kent, England.6,7 Edward was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1911 in Newington, Kent, England, Edward was living with his wife Emma in their seven roomed home, he was a farmer. He states he and Emma had been married for three years and had one child who was still living, who I assume to be Dorothy who would be only a few months old, but the she does not appear on the census.8 His wife Emma died on 1911 in Milton, Kent, England.9 He married Lucy Mount on 16 June 1915 in Minster, Sheppey, Kent, England.1,10

Children of Edward Cooper and Lucy Mount

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 981 Folio 18 Page 4.
  3. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 974 Folio 6 Page 4.
  4. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 716 Folio 17 Page 9.
  5. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 807 Folio 24 Page 17.
  6. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1907/Q4 Milton Volume 2a Page 2066.
  8. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 4428 RG78 Piece 181 Registration District 61 Sub District 1 Enumeration District 12 Schedule Number 154.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1911/Q4 Milton Volume 2a Page 1096 age 37.
  10. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1915/Q2 Sheppey Volume 2a Page 2767.

Frances Cooper1

#19404, b. 1869
Last Edited=23 Nov 2010
     Frances Cooper was born in 1869 in Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Edward Cooper and Jane Lockyer.1 She was baptised on 4 October 1869 in Newington, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.1 In the census of 2 April 1871 in 4 Bryants Cottages, Kent Green, Bobbing, Kent, England, she was listed as the daughter of Edward Cooper.3 In the census of 3 April 1881 in 1 Blue Houses, Milton, Kent, England, she was listed as the daughter of Edward Cooper Frances was a scholar.4 In the census of 31 March 1901 in Stickfast Farm, Bobbing, Kent, England, she was listed as the daughter of Edward Cooper Frances was a dressmaker.5 In the census of 2 April 1911 in Cambra Farm, Stickford Lane, Bobbing, Kent, England, she was listed as the daughter of Edward Cooper Frances was a dressmaker.6 Mercy lived at Sticketts Farm, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent. She inherited the farm from her husband William. On her death in 1932 it was bequeathed to Frances and Mary, her sisters, who lived there until their deaths. Francis and Mary were spinsters.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1869/Q4 Milton Volume 2a Page 746.
  3. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 981 Folio 18 Page 4.
  4. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 974 Folio 6 Page 4.
  5. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 807 Folio 24 Page 17.
  6. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 4418 RG78 Piece 181 Registration District 61 Sub District 1 Enumeration District 2 Scheule Number 104.

Mary Cooper1

#19405, b. 1874
Last Edited=15 Dec 2007
     Mary Cooper was born in 1874 in Sittingbourne, Kent, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Edward Cooper and Jane Lockyer.1 In the census of 3 April 1881 in 1 Blue Houses, Milton, Kent, England, she was listed as the daughter of Edward Cooper Mary was a scholar.3 In the census of 5 April 1891 in Stickfast, Bobbing, Kent, England, she was listed as the daughter of Edward Cooper Mary was a domestic servant.4 In the census of 31 March 1901 in Stickfast Farm, Bobbing, Kent, England, she was listed as the daughter of Edward Cooper Mary was a mothers help.5 In the census of 2 April 1911 in Cambra Farm, Stickford Lane, Bobbing, Kent, England, she was listed as the daughter of Edward Cooper living with her father and two sister Frances and Mercy.6 Mercy lived at Sticketts Farm, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent. She inherited the farm from her husband William. On her death in 1932 it was bequeathed to Frances and Mary, her sisters, who lived there until their deaths. Francis and Mary were spinsters.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1874/Q3 Milton Volume 2a Page 771.
  3. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 974 Folio 6 Page 4.
  4. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 716 Folio 17 Page 9.
  5. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 807 Folio 24 Page 17.
  6. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 4418 RG78 Piece 181 Registration District 61 Sub District 1 Enumeration District 2 Scheule Number 104.

Raynard John Cooper1

#19406, b. 1877, d. 3 March 1962
Last Edited=14 Jul 2013
     Raynard John Cooper was born in 1877 in Sittingbourne, Kent, England.1,2 He was the son of Edward Cooper and Jane Lockyer.1 In the census of 3 April 1881 in 1 Blue Houses, Milton, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Edward Cooper.3 In the census of 5 April 1891 in Stickfast, Bobbing, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Edward Cooper Raynard was a scholar.4 In the census of 31 March 1901 in Stickfast Farm, Bobbing, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Edward Cooper Raynard was employed on the farm.5 He married Minnie Rose Rossiter, daughter of Francis Henry Gilbert and Caroline Collingwood, on 9 October 1909 in St Bartholomew, Bobbing, Kent, England, after the banns had been read, Minnie was a widow and seems to have fibbed about her age. The ceremony was witnessed by Mercy Cooper, Jarvis Henry Rose and John Thomas Cooper. Raynard lived at Cambray Farm and was a farmer. Minnie gave her address as 14 Terrace Road, Sittingbourne.6 Raynard was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1911 in Pawley Cottage, Ospringe, Faversham, Kent, England, Raynard was living with his wife and four of her children in their six roomed home. Raynard was a farmer.7 Raynard his wife Minnie and their children, Edward, Stanley and Constance left England on 30 April 1927 on board the Orvieto bound for Melbourne. Raynard, Minnie and Constance gave their address in UK as 11 Alderey Street, Pimlico and Raynard declared he was a farmer. While Edward and Stanley both farm labourers gave their UK address as New House Farm, Thanington, Kent.8 His wife Minnie died on 26 August 1943 in Victoria, Australia.1 Raynard died on 3 March 1962 in Victoria, Australia.1 Raynard was buried in Toongabbie Cemetery, Traralgon, Victoria, Australia, in row S, plots 2&3.1

Children of Raynard John Cooper and Minnie Rose Gilbert

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1877/Q4 Milton Volume 2a Page 821.
  3. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 974 Folio 6 Page 4.
  4. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 716 Folio 17 Page 9.
  5. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 807 Folio 24 Page 17.
  6. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1909/Q4 Milton Volume 2a page 1933.
  7. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 4399 PN78 Piece 179 Registration District 60 Sub District 2 Enumeration District 10 Schedule Number 77.
  8. [S7] Ancestry.com - UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960.

Mercy Cooper1

#19407, b. 1880, d. 1932
Last Edited=16 Nov 2011
     Mercy Cooper was born in 1880 in Sittingbourne, Kent, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Edward Cooper and Jane Lockyer.1 In the census of 3 April 1881 in 1 Blue Houses, Milton, Kent, England, she was listed as the daughter of Edward Cooper.3 In the census of 5 April 1891 in Stickfast, Bobbing, Kent, England, she was listed as the daughter of Edward Cooper Mary was a scholar.4 In the census of 31 March 1901 in Stickfast Farm, Bobbing, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Edward Cooper Mercy was a school teacher.5 In the census of 2 April 1911 in Cambra Farm, Stickford Lane, Bobbing, Kent, England, she was listed as the daughter of Edward Cooper Mercy was a head teacher.6 She married William Apps on 11 September 1916 in St Bartholomew, Bobbing, Kent, England.1 Her husband William died on 1928 in Ashford, Kent, England.1,7 Mercy lived at Sticketts Farm, Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent. She inherited the farm from her husband William. On her death in 1932 it was bequeathed to Frances and Mary, her sisters, who lived there until their deaths. Francis and Mary were spinsters.1 Mercy died in 1932 in Ashford, Kent, England.8

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1880/Q1 Milton Volume 2a Page 854.
  3. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 974 Folio 6 Page 4.
  4. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 716 Folio 17 Page 9.
  5. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 807 Folio 24 Page 17.
  6. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 4418 RG78 Piece 181 Registration District 61 Sub District 1 Enumeration District 2 Scheule Number 104.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1928/Q1 West Ashford Volume 2a Page 1315.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1932/Q2 West Ashford Volume 2a Page 1178 age 52.

John Thomas Cooper1

#19408, b. 8 March 1883, d. 1971
Last Edited=23 Nov 2010
     John Thomas Cooper was born on 8 March 1883 in Blue House, Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.1,2,3 He was the son of Edward Cooper and Jane Lockyer.1 In the census of 5 April 1891 in Stickfast, Bobbing, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Edward Cooper John was a scholar.4 In the census of 31 March 1901 in Stickfast Farm, Bobbing, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Edward Cooper John was employed on the farm.5 He married Winifred Penfold on 23 October 1909 in SS Peter & Paul, Tring, Hertfordshire, England.1 John was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1911 in Parsonage Farm, Parsonage Lane, Bobbing, Kent, England, John was a farmer living with his wife and young son in their four roomed home.6 John died in 1971 in Bensted House, Geriatric Hospital, Ospringe, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.1,7

Children of John Thomas Cooper and Winifred Penfold

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  3. [S45000] General Records Office, I hold a copy of birth certificate 1883/Q2 Milton Volume 2a Page 843.
  4. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 716 Folio 17 Page 9.
  5. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 807 Folio 24 Page 17.
  6. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 4418 RG78 Piece 181 Registration District 61 Sub District 1 Enumeration District 2 Schedule Number 106.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1971/Q3 Sittingbourne Volume 5f Page 1393.

Lucy Mount1

#19409, b. about 1882
Last Edited=15 Dec 2007
     Lucy Mount was born about 1882 in Sturry, Kent, England.1 The 1891 census has Lucy, aged 10, living with her parents at Woodstock Farm, Tunstall, Kent. The 1901 census has Lucy, aged 19, living with her parents at Wards Farm, Minster, Sheppey, Kent. No occupation is given. She married Edward Cooper, son of Edward Cooper and Jane Lockyer, on 16 June 1915 in Minster, Sheppey, Kent, England.1,2

Children of Lucy Mount and Edward Cooper

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1915/Q2 Sheppey Volume 2a Page 2767.

Dorothy W Cooper1

#19410, b. 1910
Last Edited=21 Nov 2010
     Dorothy W Cooper was born in 1910 in Milton, Kent, England.2 She was the daughter of Edward Cooper and Lucy Mount.1 She married Arthur Pullen in 1936 in West Ashford, Kent, England.1,3

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1910/Q4 Milton Volume 2a Page 930.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1936/Q4 West Ashford Volume 2a Page 2716.

Mabel F Cooper1

#19411, b. 1916
Last Edited=21 Nov 2010
     Mabel F Cooper was born in 1916 in Milton, Kent, England.2 She was the daughter of Edward Cooper and Lucy Mount.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1916/Q3 Milton Volume 2a Page 1848.

Edward Cooper1

#19412, b. 1811, d. 29 April 1885
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Edward Cooper was born in 1811 in Lysted, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.1 He was the son of James Cooper and Elizabeth ...1 He was baptised on 28 January 1811 in Lysted, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.1 He married Mary Marsh on 15 April 1832 in Holy Trinity, Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, England, after banns had been read.1 Edward was listed as the head of the family on the census of 6 June 1841 in Kemsey Down, Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, England, Edward was described as an agricultural labourer.2
Edward was listed as head of household in the census of 30 March 1851 at Funton Farm Cottages, Iwade, Kent, England, Edward was an agricultural labourer.3 Edward was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 7 April 1861 in North Street, Milton, Kent, England, Edward was an agricultural labourer.4 Edward was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1871 in 28 High Street, Milton, Kent, England, Edward was a beer retailerand agricultural labourer. There were three lodgers staying in the house.5 Edward was listed as the head of the family on the census of 3 April 1881 in 9 High Street, Milton, Kent, England, Edward was listed as a greengrocer. There were seven boarders at the house.6 His wife Mary died on 2 July 1882 in 9 High Street, Milton, Kent, England, from general dropsy. Her husband Edward was described as a greengrocer. Her son Henry registered her death, he gave his address as Pond Cottages, Tunstall.1,7 Edward died on 29 April 1885 in Union Street, Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, England, This address was that of the Milton Union Workhouse, Edward died in the hospital from old age. His daughter in law Jane Cooper registered his death. In 1874 an infectious disease hospital was erected on the site. It was converted into an infirmary in 1883.1,8

Children of Edward Cooper and Mary Marsh

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 474/10 Folio 30 Page 5.
  3. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1627 Folio 462 Page 2.
  4. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 528 Folio 191 Page 2.
  5. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 982 Folio 61 Page 5.
  6. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 973 Folio 75 Page 9.
  7. [S47000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of death certificate 1882/Q3 Milton Volume 2a Page 435 age 69.
  8. [S47000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of death certificate 1885/Q2 Milton Volume 2a Page 546 Age 71.

Mary Marsh1

#19413, b. about 1811, d. 2 July 1882
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Mary Marsh was born about 1811.1 She married Edward Cooper, son of James Cooper and Elizabeth ..., on 15 April 1832 in Holy Trinity, Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, England, after banns had been read.1 In the census of 6 June 1841 in Kemsey Down, Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, England, she was listed as the wife of Edward Cooper.2 In the census of 30 March 1851 at Funton Farm Cottages, Iwade, Kent, England, she was listed as the wife of Edward Cooper.3 In the census of 7 April 1861 in North Street, Milton, Kent, England, she was listed as the wife of Edward Cooper.4 In the census of 2 April 1871 in 28 High Street, Milton, Kent, England, she was listed as the wife of Edward Cooper.5 In the census of 3 April 1881 in 9 High Street, Milton, Kent, England, she was listed as the wife of Edward Cooper.6 Mary died on 2 July 1882 in 9 High Street, Milton, Kent, England, from general dropsy. Her husband Edward was described as a greengrocer. Her son Henry registered her death, he gave his address as Pond Cottages, Tunstall.1,7

Children of Mary Marsh and Edward Cooper

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 474/10 Folio 30 Page 5.
  3. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1627 Folio 462 Page 2.
  4. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 528 Folio 191 Page 2.
  5. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 982 Folio 61 Page 5.
  6. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 973 Folio 75 Page 9.
  7. [S47000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of death certificate 1882/Q3 Milton Volume 2a Page 435 age 69.

James Cooper1

#19414, b. 1833
Last Edited=12 Dec 2007
     James Cooper was born in 1833 in Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.1,2 He was the son of Edward Cooper and Mary Marsh.1 He was baptised on 6 January 1833 in Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.1 In the census of 6 June 1841 in Kemsey Down, Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Edward Cooper.3 In the census of 30 March 1851 at High Street, Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, England, he was listed as the lodger of William Price. He was listed as a labourer.4

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 474/10 Folio 30 Page 5.
  4. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1627 Folio 296 Page 17.

Henry Cooper1

#19415, b. 1834, d. 21 April 1887
Last Edited=17 Mar 2012
     Henry Cooper was born in 1834 in Iwade, Kent, England.1,2 He was the son of Edward Cooper and Mary Marsh.1 He was baptised on 14 December 1834 in Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.1 In the census of 6 June 1841 in Kemsey Down, Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Edward Cooper.3 In the census of 30 March 1851 at Greenborough Marsh, Upchurch, Kent, England, he was listed as the servant and agricultural labourer living with of Robert Stimson.4 When Henry was 19 he enlisted the 12th Lancers in Maidstone on 27 August 1852 (No 1344). He served 12 years. Discharged as a Private with very good character on 27 August 1864. Henry served in South Africa during the Kaffir Wars, in India during the Mutiny and in the Crimean war. He qualified for the Mutiny and Crimea medals, the latter with the Sebastapol bar. The 12th Lancers moved from India to the Crimea as replacements following the losses sustained by the light calvalry regiments who took part in "The Charge Of The Light Brigade". According to "The Journal Of General Lord George Paget" the 12th Lancers arrived in the Crimea from India in August 1855.1 He married Mary Sedge on 27 November 1859 in All Saints, Iwade, Sittingbourne, Kent, England, after banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by Edward Cooper and Sophia Sedge. Henry is described as a Private Soldier.1,5 Henry was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1871 in Top of Grange Lane, Gillingham, Kent, England, Henry was listed as a labourer and Army Reserve.6 Henry was listed as the head of the family of on the census of 3 April 1881 in Old Saywells Cottage, Harmans Corner, Borden, Sittingbourne, Kent, England, Henry was listed as a general labourer.7 Henry registered his mother's death on 2 July 1882 giving his address as Pond Cottages, Tunstall, Sittingbourne, Kent.1 Henry died on 21 April 1887 in 87 Copenhagen Road, Medway, Kent, England, from cerebral cogestion and coma. He was listed as an army pensioner and general labourer. His wife registered his death.8

Children of Henry Cooper and Mary Sedge

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 474/10 Folio 30 Page 5.
  4. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1627 Folio 432 Page 7.
  5. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1859/Q4 Milton Volume 2a Page 1077.
  6. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 906 Folio 10 Page 11.
  7. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 972 Folio 40 Page 2.
  8. [S47000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of death certificate 1887/Q2 Medway Volume 2a Page 301 age 52.

Charles Housden Cooper1

#19416, b. 21 January 1838
Last Edited=13 Dec 2007
     Charles Housden Cooper was born on 21 January 1838 in Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.1 He was the son of Edward Cooper and Mary Marsh.1 He was baptised on 17 February 1838 in Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.1 In the census of 6 June 1841 in Kemsey Down, Milton, Sittingbourne, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Edward Cooper.2 In the census of 30 March 1851 at Funton Farm Cottages, Iwade, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Edward Cooper Charles was an agricultural labourer.3

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 474/10 Folio 30 Page 5.
  3. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1627 Folio 462 Page 2.

Thomas Marsh Cooper1

#19417, b. 23 July 1842, d. 7 May 1844
Last Edited=1 Feb 2008
     Thomas Marsh Cooper was born on 23 July 1842 in Milton, Kent, England.1,2 He was the son of Edward Cooper and Mary Marsh.1 Thomas died on 7 May 1844 in Milton, Kent, England, aged 1 from mortification of the scalp. It is thought that this may have been a a form of ringworm. He was aged 22 months.1,3

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S45000] General Records Office, I hold a copy of birth certificate 1842/Q3 Milton Volume 5 Page 357.
  3. [S47000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of death certificate 1844/Q2 Milton Volume 5 Pages 289 and 290.

Jesse Cooper1

#19418, b. 1844
Last Edited=13 Dec 2007
     Jesse Cooper was born in 1844 in Milton, Kent, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Edward Cooper and Mary Marsh.1 In the census of 30 March 1851 at Funton Farm Cottages, Iwade, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Edward Cooper.3 In the census of 7 April 1861 in North Street, Milton, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Edward Cooper Jesse was an agricultural labourer.4

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1627 Folio 462 Page 2.
  4. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 528 Folio 191 Page 2.

John Cooper1

#19419, b. 1849
Last Edited=12 Dec 2007
     John Cooper was born in 1849 in Milton, Kent, England.1,2 He was the son of Edward Cooper and Mary Marsh.1 In the census of 30 March 1851 at Funton Farm Cottages, Iwade, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Edward Cooper.3 In the census of 7 April 1861 in North Street, Milton, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Edward Cooper John was an agricultural labourer.4

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1849/Q2 Milton Volume 5 Page 419.
  3. [S41851] UK Census 1851 (HO107) - 30 March 1851 HO107 Piece 1627 Folio 462 Page 2.
  4. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 528 Folio 191 Page 2.

Mary Cooper1

#19420, b. 22 June 1851, d. 1901
Last Edited=13 Feb 2008
     Mary Cooper was born on 22 June 1851 in Milton, Kent, England.1,2 She was the daughter of Edward Cooper and Mary Marsh.1 In the census of 7 April 1861 in North Street, Milton, Kent, England, she was listed as the daughter of Edward Cooper Mary was a scholar.3 In the census of 2 April 1871 in 28 High Street, Milton, Kent, England, she was listed as the daughter of Edward Cooper Mary was a servant.4 She married Charles Blaxland on 6 November 1875 in Parish Church, Milton, Kent, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by Henry Vick Blaxland and Mary Ann Elizabeth Histed. Charles was a stone mason.5 Mary died in 1901.1

Children of Mary Cooper and Charles Blaxland

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S45000] General Records Office, I hold a copy of birth certificate 1851/Q3 Milton Volume 5 Page 447.
  3. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 528 Folio 191 Page 2.
  4. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 982 Folio 61 Page 5.
  5. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1875/Q4 Milton Volume 2a Page 1410.
  6. [S40000] Website www.angelfire.com/empire/blaxland/BLAXLAND.htm.

James Cooper1

#19421
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     James Cooper married Elizabeth ...

Child of James Cooper and Elizabeth ...

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.

Elizabeth ...1

#19422
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
     Elizabeth ... married James Cooper.

Child of Elizabeth ... and James Cooper

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.

Mary Sedge1

#19423, b. about 1837
Last Edited=28 Jul 2015
     Mary Sedge was born about 1837 in Frinstead, Kent, England.1,2 She married Henry Cooper, son of Edward Cooper and Mary Marsh, on 27 November 1859 in All Saints, Iwade, Sittingbourne, Kent, England, after banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by Edward Cooper and Sophia Sedge. Henry is described as a Private Soldier.1,3 In the census of 2 April 1871 in Top of Grange Lane, Gillingham, Kent, England, she was listed as the wife of Henry Cooper.4 Her husband Henry died on 21 April 1887 in 87 Copenhagen Road, Medway, Kent, England, from cerebral cogestion and coma. He was listed as an army pensioner and general labourer. His wife registered his death.5 Mary was listed as the head of the family on the census of 5 April 1891 in 3 Pond Cottages Road, Tunstall, Kent, England, Mary is descibed as a charwoman. her son Alfred is living with her.6 In the census of 31 March 1901 in The Firs, Bredgar, Sittingbourne, Kent, England, she was listed as a Domestic Housekeeper boarding with Benjamin Pack and his grandson James.7

Children of Mary Sedge and Henry Cooper

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1859/Q4 Milton Volume 2a Page 1077.
  4. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 906 Folio 10 Page 11.
  5. [S47000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of death certificate 1887/Q2 Medway Volume 2a Page 301 age 52.
  6. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 719 Folio 96 Page 3.
  7. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 807 Folio 59 Page 6.

Alfred James Cooper1

#19424, b. 20 September 1860
Last Edited=13 Feb 2008
     Alfred James Cooper was born on 20 September 1860 in Victoria Place Gate, Fulford, York, Yorkshire, England, His father was described as a Private in the 12th Royal Lancers.1,2 He was the son of Henry Cooper and Mary Sedge.1 He was baptised on 24 December 1860 in St Dennis, York, Yorkshire, England.1 In the census of 2 April 1871 in Top of Grange Lane, Gillingham, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Henry Cooper Alfred was a scholar, he is described as crippled from birth.3 In the census of 3 April 1881 in Old Saywells Cottage, Harmans Corner, Borden, Sittingbourne, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Henry Cooper.4 In the census of 5 April 1891 in 3 Pond Cottages Road, Tunstall, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Mary Cooper.5 Alfred was listed inmate on the census of 31 March 1901 in Melville Hospital, Old Brompton, Chatham, Kent, England, He is noted as "Cripple from childhood". Strangely his place of birth is given as Aldershot and he is described as a general labourer.6

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S45000] General Records Office, I hold a copy of birth certificate 1860/Q4 York Volume 9d Page 30.
  3. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 906 Folio 10 Page 11.
  4. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 972 Folio 40 Page 2.
  5. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 719 Folio 96 Page 3.
  6. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 732 Folio 9 Page 9.

Edward Thomas Cooper1

#19425, b. 26 July 1862, d. 1941
Last Edited=28 Aug 2012
     Edward Thomas Cooper was born on 26 July 1862 in South Camp, Aldershot, Hampshire, England, Edward's father was desribed as a Private in the 12th Lancers.1,2 He was the son of Henry Cooper and Mary Sedge.1 He was baptised on 5 October 1862 in Camp Church, Aldershot, Hampshire, England.1 In the census of 2 April 1871 in Top of Grange Lane, Gillingham, Kent, England, he was listed as the son of Henry Cooper Edward was a scholar.3 In the census of 5 April 1891 in 3 Highclere Cottages, Bensted Road, Rochester, Kent, England, he was listed as the lodger of Alfred Gibbins and his wife. He was described as a Labourer.4 He married Rhoda Elizabeth Gibbons on 30 July 1892 in St Mary of Charity, Faversham, Kent, England, after the banns had been read. The ceremony was witnessed by Charles King and Eliza Ann Gibbons. Both Edward and Rhoda gave their address as 37 Plantation Road, Edward was listed as a labourer.1,5 Edward was listed as head of household in the census of 31 March 1901 in 20 Kings Road, Chatham, Kent, England, Edward was a bricklayers labourer.6 Edward was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1911 in 53 Queen's Road, Chatham, Kent, England, Edward was a general labourer living with his wife and six of his children in their five roomed home.7 His wife Rhoda died on 1933 in Medway, Kent, England.8 Edward died in 1941 in Chatham, Kent, England.9

Children of Edward Thomas Cooper and Rhoda Elizabeth Gibbons

Sources of Information

  1. [S19464] Emails between William Francis Newman and Jan Cooper from 10 December 2007.
  2. [S45000] General Records Office, I hold a copy of birth certificate 1862/Q3 Farnham Volume 2a Page 64.
  3. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 906 Folio 10 Page 11.
  4. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piec 656 Folio 133 Page 60.
  5. [S46000] General Register Office, I hold a copy of marriage certificate 1892/Q3 Faversham Volume 2a Page 1420.
  6. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 731 Folio 13 Page 18 and 19.
  7. [S41911] UK Census 1911 (RG14) - 2 April 1911 RG14 Piece 3916 RG78 Piece 149 Registration District 47 Sub District 1 Enumeration District 32 Schedule Number 75.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1933/Q1 Medway Volume 2a Page 1310 age 64.
  9. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1941/Q2 Chatham Volume 2a Page 2240 age 78.
  10. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.