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The COOPER Family Crest

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Sydney Oliver Cooper

A COOPER resettlement order in 1738 was from the Parish of St Peter Chesil, Winchester to the Parish of St Thomas Winchester, geographically they are very close, St Peter’s at the bottom of the City by the river and St Thomas up the top of the High Street… Winchester was made up of about ten small parishes all surrounding the Cathedral with their own churches.

In 1738 the family maybe having hit some hard times turned up in the parish of St Peter Chesil looking for support (poor relief). St Peter’s church clerks have said no, your parish of birth (either Thomas, Mary or perhaps both) was St Thomas, so St Thomas Overseers agreed to take them in and have written to St Peter Chesil to say so. We know from their marriage record 23 Sep 1725, Thomas and Mary were both from St Thomas even though they married in All Saints Southampton which may be where Thomas was living/working in 1725.


6 th Apr 1729 (parish of All Saints), Thomas, son of Thomas Cooper, Sadlar.

Hampshire Marriage Licences 1689-1837
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Hampshire County Records Office. Ref 1772A/027 19th July 2021 Will of Thomas Cooper of Southampton, Sadler
In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Cooper of the Town and County of Southampton Sadler being weak of body but of sound and disposing mind and memory Blessed be God! I do make and publish and declare this to be my last will and testament in manner following that is to say I will that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be paid and discharged And I give and devise All that my Freehold Messuage with the Courts Yards Garden and appurt[enc]es to the Same belonging situate in the parish of All Saints in the said Town and County and wherein I now dwell unto my Dear Daughter Mary Cooper and to her Heirs and Assigns for ever. And All the Residue of my Goods Chattels real and personal Estate whatsoever I also devise and bequeath unto my said Daughter and to her Heirs Executors Adm[inistrat]ors and Assigns forever I revoke all former Wills by me made & appoint my said Daughter the sole Executrix of this my only last Will and Testament In Witness whereof I have hereunto Set my Hand & Seal this Ninth day of March in the year of our Lord seven hundred and Seventy two.
Thomas Cooper
Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the abovenamed Thomas Cooper as and for his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who have subscribed our names as Witnesses in the presence of the said Testator and of each other
Jno Langford Geo Brickenden C Marshall (?)


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