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David COOPER

- 26th Nov 188535,36,37,38,39,40

Manufacturer27

Life History

26th Apr 1803

Baptised in Westminster, St James Piccadilly.1,2

From the Parish Register :-
"Baptisms April 1803 26
David Cooper of Philip & Harriet ... March 10"

29th Jan 1819

Mentioned in Will.3

Of David Cooper (1753-1819)
Annotated as :-
"my dear nephews and nieces Susan Cooper Mary the wife of Mr. John Sparks James Cooper Margaret Cooper and David Cooper"

1824

Occupation Silk Mercer.4

1824

Resident in Westminster (Pall Mall, Waterloo Place, 2).4

Jul 1824

Freedom of the City of London.6,7

Admitted by Patrimony

1) From the Alphabets of Freedoms of the City of London :-
"Cooper, David - Tallow Chandlers - P"

2) From the Freedom Admissions Papers :-
"Chamber of London (blank) Day of (blank) 18 (blank) Born (Blank) the Liberty of the City to wit David Cooper Son of Philip Cooper Citizen and Tallow Chandler of London, came before the Chamberlain, the Day and Year aforesaid, and desired to be admitted into the Freedom of the City by Patrimony and in the said Company (blank) because he is legitimate, and was born after the Admission of his Father into the said Freedom. The Admission of the Father is entered into the Book marked with the Letter (blank) and bears the Date the (blank) Day of (blank) Year of the Reign of (blank) and in the Year or our Lord (blank).
Margin note :-
Copy 1776
Born 1803
Presented by (blank) Warden we declare upon the Oaths we severally took at the time of our Admission into the Freedom of the City, that (blank) is the Son of (blank) Citizen and (blank) of London, and that he was born in Wedlock, after the Admission of his Father into the Freedom of the City, and that he is his Son so reputed and taken to be, and so we all say.
(Signed) (Six illegible signatures)"

3) Also from the Freedom Admissions Papers :-
"Tallow Chandlers Hall
1st July 1824
I certify that James Cooper and David Cooper two sons of Philip Cooper Citizen and Tallow Chandler of London were this day made free by Patrimony.
(Signed) ... Clerk"

4) Research Note :-
Admitted same day as brother James

1st Jul 1824

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.4,5

Admitted to the Freedom by Patrimony

From the Tallow Chandlers Freedom Registers, Page 168 :-
"David Cooper, Silk Mercer, Waterloo Place"

From the Tallow Chandler's Court Minutes, Page 31 :-
"At the monthly Court David Cooper of Waterloo Place Pall Mall Silk Mercer son of Philip Cooper was made free by Patrimony. He at the same time paid his Livery and Steward fines."

Research Note :-
Admitted same day as brother James

10th Dec 1830

Mentioned in Will.8

Of Philip Cooper (1755-1846)
Annotated as "my said children (...) and David Cooper of Pall Mall"

3rd Dec 1836

Mentioned in Codicil to Will.8

Of Philip Cooper (1755-1846)
First codicil
Annotated as "my sons (...) James Cooper and David Cooper"

10th Jan 1839

Mentioned in Codicil to Will.8

Of Philip Cooper (1755-1846)
Second codicil
Annotated as :-
"there are five children and no more of me and my said late wife Harriett Cooper that is to say Susan Terry the wife of Charles Terry Mary Sparks widow James Cooper Margaret Otway Cooper and David Cooper"

1st Oct 1839

Licence obtained for marriage to Barbara Ann HASTINGS.42

APPEARED PERSONALLY David Cooper of the Parish of Saint James Westminster in the County of Middlesex a Bachelor of the age of twenty one years and upwards and prayed a Licence for the Solemnization of Matrimony in the Parish Church of Longham in the County of Norfolk between him and Barbara Ann Hastings of the Parish of Longham aforesaid a Spinster of the age of twenty one years and upwards and made Oath that he believeth there is no impediment of Kindred or Alliance, or of any other lawful Cause, nor any Suit commenced in any Ecclesiastical Court to bar or hinder the Proceedings of the said Matrimony, according to the Tenor of such Licence. And he further made Oath, that the said Barbara Ann Hastings hath had her usual Place of Abode within the said Parish of Longham for the Space of Fifteen Days past.
(Signed) David Cooper

8th Oct 1839

Married Barbara Ann HASTINGS in Mitford, Longham, St Andrew & St Peter.60,61,62,63

From Marriage Certificate :-
1) By licence
2) Vicar - Bern. Bowles
3) Witnesses - John Sutton Hastings, Hannah Hastings, Margaret Otway Cooper, Charlotte Hastings, Penelope Hastings, & Anna Hastings
4) Groom - David Cooper, full age, bachelor, merchant, St James Westminster
5) Father of the groom - Philip Cooper, mercer
6) Bride - Barbara Anne Hastings, full age, spinster, Longham
7) Father of the bride - John Hastings, farmer

From the Ipswich Journal and also the Times :-
"8th inst., at Longham Church, by the Rev. Bernard Bowles, M.A., Mr. David Cooper, Waterloo-place, London, to Barbara Anne, second daughter of John Hastings Esq., Longham Hall, Norfolk"

15th Nov 1840

Birth of son David Hastings COOPER in West London.43,44

1841

Directories.10

Post Office London Directory, 1841 :-
"Cooper & Phillips (late Charles Terry) [formerly Walkden, Darby and Terry], quill merchants and manufacturers of ink, vellum, and parchment,  5, 6 & 7 Shoe lane, Fleet street."

AND

Post Office London Directory, 1841 :-
"Cooper Philip & Sons silk mercers to her Majesty, 2 Waterloo place, Pall mall"

6th Jun 1841

Occupation Ink Manufacturer.9

6th Jun 1841

Recorded in census in West London Union (Shoe Lane, 5).9

Head of household
Staff x 3
Also in house - Charles Terry Sparks

between Oct 1842 and Dec 1842

Birth of daughter Ellen Mary COOPER in West London.14,45

12th Mar 1843

Mentioned in Codicil to Will.8

Of Philip Cooper (1755-1846)
Third and final codicil
Annotated as :-
"my children Susan Terry Mary Sparks James Cooper Margaret Otway Cooper and David Cooper"

6th Jun 1844

Birth of daughter Alice Barbara COOPER in West London.49,50

3rd Feb 1846

Birth of daughter Lucy Miles COOPER in West London.14,51,52

30th Mar 1847

Executor.8

Of the Codicils and the Will of Philip Cooper (1755-1846)
Joint Executors :-
"Philip Barrett Cooper James Cooper and David Cooper the sons Executors"

22nd Jun 1847

Witness at wedding in Kingston, Teddington Parish Church.11

Of James Cooper & Louisa Delight

25th Jul 1847

Birth of son Philip COOPER in West London.12,53,54

20th Aug 1847

Registered birth in West London.12

Of Philip Cooper

20th Aug 1847

Resident in West London (Shoe Lane, 5).12

1st Jun 1849

Birth of daughter Eliza COOPER in City of London, St Brides Fleet Street.14,55

9th Jan 1851

Witness at wedding in Mitford, St Nicholas East Dereham.13

Of John Hastings & Mary Alice Hunt

30th Mar 1851

Occupation Ink Manufacturer.14

30th Mar 1851

Recorded in census in West London (Shoe Lane, 5).14

Head of household
Staff x 5

7th Apr 1851

Birth of son Edward Augustus COOPER in West London.56,57,58

8th Nov 1852

Birth of son Frederick COOPER in City of London.19,59

14th Apr 1858

Mentioned in Will.15

Of Margaret Dean (1782?-1860)
Annotated as "of Shoe Lane"

5th Jul 1860

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.16

From Court Minutes, Page 329 :-
Monthly Court
Elected 3rd Warden

6th Jul 1860

Executor.17,15

Of the Will of Margaret Dean (1782?-1860)
Annotated as "of Shoe Lane, Fleet Street, wholesale stationer, one of the Executors"
Joint executor with Philip Barrett Cooper

16th Mar 1861

Mentioned in Will.18

of Philip Barrett Cooper
Described as "my dear brother David Cooper"

7th Apr 1861

Occupation Ink & Quill Manufacturer.19

7th Apr 1861

Recorded in census in Wandsworth, Clapham (Clapham Common, Private House, 1).19

Head of household
Staff x 4

4th Jul 1861

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.16

From the Court Minutes, Page 378 :-
Monthly Court
Renter Warden - David Cooper

3rd Jul 1862

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.16

From the Court Minutes :-
Monthly Court
Elected 3rd Warden
Page 420 - David Cooper re-appointed Renter Warden

2nd Jul 1863

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.16

From the Court Minutes, Page 465 :-
Monthly Court
Elected 1st Warden

7th Jul 1864

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.20,16

From the Court Minutes, Page 528 :-
Monthly Court
Elected Master

Research Note :-
At the same Court, his brother, James, was elected 2nd Warden

20th Jul 1865

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.16

From the Court Minutes, Page 588
Quarterly Court
"The Master with the sanction of the court appointed Mr. David Cooper as his deputy during his year of office where after he took the accustomed oath."

29th Nov 1867

Mentioned in Will.21

Of John Sutton Hastings (1790-1869)
Annotated as "my son in law David Cooper"

1st Dec 1868

Witness at wedding in Wandsworth, Clapham Parish Church.22

Of Alice Barbara Hastings & John Henry Hastings

8th Feb 1869

Executor.23

Of the Will of Margaret Otway Cooper (1802-1868)
Annotated as :- "of 5 Shoe Lane, Ink Manufacturer"
Joint Executor with James Cooper
The Brothers

25th Aug 1869

Executor.21

Of the will and two codicils of John Sutton Hastings (1790-1869)
Annotated as "David Cooper 5 Shoe Lane in the City of London Ink Manufacturer"
Joint executor with :-
John Hastings (the son)
Robert Leeds

2nd Apr 1871

Occupation Ink Manufacturer.24

2nd Apr 1871

Recorded in census in Mitford, East Dereham (Longham, The Hall).24

Head of household - Charlotte Hastings
Annotated as "Visitor"

2nd Nov 1871

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.25

From the Court Minutes, Page 210
Monthly Court
Both David Cooper and James Cooper attended as ordinary members

21st Mar 1872

Executor.26

of the will with a codicil of Harriott Wright formerly of Dalston Lane but late of 6 Napier Terrace Hackney.
Executor - David Cooper of Clapham Common Gentleman
Effecs under - GBP 100

1st Jul 1872

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.25

From the Court Minutes, Page 239 :-
Monthly Court
David Cooper was elected 2nd Warden

27th Jul 1874

Death of daughter Alice Barbara COOPER in Mitford.46,47,48

2nd Jul 1874

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.25

From the Court Minutes, Page 319
Monthly Court
David Cooper stood for 1st Warden - but not elected

7th Jan 1875

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.25

From the Court Minutes, Page 341 & 342
Monthly Court
Due to the death of the 1st Warden - David Cooper elected as 1st Warden

1st Jul 1875

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.20,25

From the court Minutes, page 371
Monthly Court
Elected Master

6th Sep 1878

Lease.29

Property - 5, 6, 7 Shoe Lane in the parish of St Bride Fleet Street.
Owners - The Worshipful Company of Brewers.
Tenants - David Cooper & Philip Cooper, (trading as Cooper & Co), Ink Manufacturers and Quill Merchants.
Term - 14 years.
Rent - Yearly rent of GBP 600 per annum to be paid quarterly at Brewers Hall.
Date of lease - 6 September 1878.

3rd Apr 1881

Occupation Quill Merchant & Ink Manufacturer.30

3rd Apr 1881

Recorded in census in Wandsworth, Clapham (Clapham Common, Pyne House).30

Head of household
Staff x 4
Visitor - Charlotte Hastings - annotated as "Sister in law"

1882

Directories.31

From the Post Office London Directory, 1882 [Part 2 : Commercial and Professional Directory] :-
"Cooper & Co, quill manufacturers, pen cutters, and manufacturers of Walden's Ink, R(?) ink, marking ink, ink powder, the "Walkden's" steel pen, vellum and parchment, also luggage (???) (???) in parchment and cloth, sole agents for Dennison's (???) and merchandise tags, 5, 6, and 7 Shoe-lane Fleet-street."

28th Apr 1883

Witness at wedding in Wandsworth, Streatham, St James's Church.33

Of Frederick Cooper & Florence Mary Tress

3rd Apr 1883

Wrote will.32

1. This is the last Will and Testament
2. of me David Cooper of Pyne House Clapham Common in the county of
3. Middlesex gentleman I give and bequeath all my real and personal estate and effects
4. whatsoever and wheresoever unto my dear wife Barbara Anne Cooper her heirs
5. executors administrators and assignees for her own use and benefit absolutely And I
6. appoint her and my son Frederick Cooper Executrix and Executor of this my
7. Will and hereby revoking all former and other Wills by me at any time heretofore
8. made declare this to be my last Will and Testament as witness my hand this third
9. day of April one thousand eight hundred and eighty three - David Cooper -
10. signed by the said David Cooper the testator as and for his last Will and
11. Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the
12. presence of each other all being present at the same time have hereunto sub-
13- scribed our names as witnesses - Edwin Bedford Sol. 1 and 2 Bucklersbury
14. E.C. - Rudolph Sydney Fry Clerk to Messrs Bedford & Monier-Williams
15. Sols. 1 and 2 Bucklersbury E.C.

18th Sep 1883

Research Note in Wandsworth (Clapham Common, Pyne House).34

Charlotte Hastings died this day in the residence of David Cooper

26th Nov 1885

Died in Wandsworth, Clapham (Gressenhall, Elms Road).35,36,37,38,39,40

Encephalitis
From Death Certificate :-
1) Occupation - Ink Manufacturer
2) Description & residence of informant - E Hinstray, present at death, 47 Manor Street, Clapham
3) When registered - 28 November 1885

From the Times :-
On the 26th Nov., at Gressenhall, Elms-road, Clapham-common, DAVID COOPER, late of 5, Shoe-lane, London, and Pyne house, Clapham-common, in his 83rd year. Friends are requested to kindly accept this intimation.

From the Daily News :-
"COOPER - November 26, at Gressenhall, Elms-road, Clapham-common, D. Cooper of Shoe-lane, London , and Pyne house, Clapham-common, aged 82"

From the Morning Post :-
"COOPER - on the 26th inst., at Gressenhall, Elms-road, Clapham-common, David Cooper, in his eighty-thrd year"

12th Dec 1885

Buried in Norwood Cemetery.41

Abode - Elms Road, Clapham Common

20th Jan 1886

Probate in London, Principal Registry.32,38

1. On the 20th day of Jan. 1886 Probate of this Will was granted to
2. Barbara Anne Cooper widow and Frederick Cooper the Executors.
Personal estate - 11,858. 18s. 7d.

Other facts

 

Occupation Manufacturer.27

Information from :-
1876 - Marriage Certificate of Phillip Cooper & Mary Ray Freuer

 

Occupation Ink Manufacturer.12,28

Information from :-
1847 - Birth Certificate of Philip Cooper
1874 - Marriage Certificate of David Hastings Cooper & Elizabeth Burdon

Sources

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