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John Cooper (-1720) and Martha (-1721)
Bran Carrier of Hawkesbury
Joseph Cooper (1695-) and Mary Bayly (alias Fletcher) (1689-1753)
Hannah Cooper (1734-) and John Isaac I
Yeoman of Trumphons or Fattinghouse Farm, Horton
John Isaac II and Catherine Brown
Of Hall End Farm, Yate
Mary Isaac and James Shield III
Ann Shield and James Eley IV
Ernest Edward Eley and Emily Yarnold
Grace Margaret Eley and William Edward Terrett
Father of John Cooper
Also Father of Marie, William, George, Thomas, Elizabeth, Mary
George Cooper was born in about 1615. His children were born between 1639 and 1752 at Hawkesbury
Son of George Cooper
Husband of Martha
Father of Joseph Cooper
Also Father of William, Martha and Hannah
Also wife of Abigail Wimbole
Also Father of Mary, Abigail, John and Joseph
John Cooper was baptised on 13th October 1639 at Hawkesbury, the son of George Cooper. George had a son George who was baptised at Hawkesbury on 30th May 1647.
John Cooper first married Abigail Wimbole at Hawkesbury on 14th October 1662 and they had three children who were still alive when their father made his will in 1710.
Abigail Wimbole was baptised at Hawkesbury on 18th January 1633. She died before 1694 and John Cooper then married Martha and had a further family.
John Cooper made his will on 13th March 1710 and he makes provision for his widow and seven children. He was described as a bran carrier and elsewhere as a horse carrier of Hawkesbury. This will was proved on 18th August 1721 and his son, Joseph Cooper was appointed as Executor.
John Cooper was buried at Hawkesbury on 11th December 1720 aged eighty-one-years.
The Will of John Cooper:
‘In the name of God Amen The thirteenth day of March in the Eleventh yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereign Ladye Ann Queen over England Anno Domi 1710 I John Cooper of Hawkesbury in the County of Gloucester Bran Carrier being weake in body but of sane and perfect memory praise be given to God for the same. I do make and ordaine this my last will and testament in writeing in manner and forme following first I give and bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty God my maker hoping through the merits of Jesus Christ my only Saviour and Redeemer to receive pardon and foregiveness of all my sins and my bodye to be buried in decent manner at the direction of my executor here after named, and do … my … temporall estate, if it hath pleased Almighty God to … upon us, I give and dispose these as do followeth, Impris I give the use of my little dwelling dwelling house in Hawkesbury aforesaid, with the appurtenances to Martha Cooper my now wife during her naturall life shee keeping it in good repaire, Item I give and bequeath the said little dwelling with the appurtenances to my son Joseph Cooper, and his heirs for ever from and immediately after the decease of the said Martha Cooper my now wife Item I give to John Cooper my son that I had by my first wife Abigaill Cooper five shillings of lawfull money of Great Brittaine Item I give to Mary Cooper my daughter that I had by my first wife the said Abigaill five shillings of lawfull money of Great Brittaine Item I give to Abigaill Cooper my daughter that I had by the said said Abigaill my first wife five shillings of lawful money of Greate Brittaine Item I give and bequeath unto the said Joseph Cooper my sonn William Cooper and my sonn Martha Cooper my daughter and Hannah Cooper my daughter that I had by my last wife Martha, all the rest of my goods and chattels whatsoever that I have in this present world to be equally divided between them. Item I do make the said Joseph Ccoper my sonn my whole and sole Executor of this my last will and testament. In witness whereof I the said John Cooper the Elder have hereunto set my hand and seale the day and yeare first above written. John Cooper the Elder his Marke
Signed sealed published and declared in the presence of viz John Rodway, Wm Gardner, John Hillier’
Wife of John Cooper
Mother of Joseph Cooper
Also Mother of William, Martha and Hannah
Sometime before 1695, John Cooper, a widower of Hawkesbury with three young children, married Martha and they had four children together. John made a will in 1710 in which he provides for Martha and their four children but in the event he did not die until 1720.
Martha Cooper, widow, was buried at Hawkesbury on 24th December 1720.
Son of John Cooper and Martha
Husband of Mary Bayly (alias Fletcher)
Father of Hannah Isaac
Also Father of Joseph, John, Elizabeth and Mary
Also husband of Anne Cannings (nee Richens)
Also Father of Urania Thornhill, Phoebe, Tabitha and Seth
Joseph Cooper was baptised on 14th September 1695 at Hawkesbury. His parents were John Cooper, a bran carrier of Hawkesbury, and his wife Martha.
Joseph Cooper married Mary Bayly, alias Fletcher, on 17th April 1720 at Hawkesbury. They had five children of which two were baptised at Horton in 1724 and 1726 and three were baptised at Hawkesbury in 1731 and 1734 respectively. According to a monumental inscription at Hawkesbury, recorded by Bigland, Mary Cooper, ‘Wife of Joseph Cooper’, died on 1st March 1753, aged sixty-four years.
On 18th December 1760 Joseph Cooper at Horton married Ann Cannings (nee Richens). Ann Richens was baptised on 23rd September 1735 at Hawkesbury. She had married William Cannings at Horton on 21st January 1760.
Ann was buried on 18th December 1760 at Horton and Joseph Cooper was buried on 6th September 1771 at Hawkesbury.
Wife of Joseph Cooper
Mother of Hannah Isaac
Also Mother of Joseph, John, Elizabeth and Mary
Mary Bayly, alias Fletcher, married Joseph Cooper on 17th April 1720 at Hawkesbury. They had five children of which two were baptised at Horton in 1724 and 1726 and three were baptised at Hawkesbury in 1731 and 1734 respectively. According to a monumental inscription at Hawkesbury, recorded by Bigland, Mary Cooper, ‘Wife of Joseph Cooper’, died on 1st March 1753, aged sixty-four years.
Daughter of Joseph Cooper and Mary (nee Bayly)
Wife of John Isaac I
Mother of John Isaac II
Also Mother of Thomas, Ann, Martha, Betty, James, Hannah Oliffe, Ann Coventry, Joseph, Isaac, Moses and Aaron
Hannah Cooper was baptised on 14th February 1734 at Hawkesbury. She was the youngest child of Joseph and Mary Cooper. Her grandfather, John Cooper, was a bran carrier of Hawkesbury.
Hannah married John Isaac by licence at Hawkesbury on 10th February 1754. He was a Yeoman of Horton and farmed Trumphons or Fattinghouse Farm. They had twelve children all of whom seem to have survived childhood.
Hannah was buried on 22nd December 1815 at Horton, aged eighty years. Her husband survived her and died on 2nd August 1820.
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