David COOPER David Hastings COOPER Ellen Mary COOPER Alice Barbara COOPER Lucy Miles COOPER Dorothy Ray COOPER Philip Hastings COOPER Mary Alice COOPER Philip Hastings COOPER Mildred Barbara COOPER Marguerite COOPER Dennison Ray COOPER Agnes Beatrice COOPER Ellen Christabel COOPER Cedric Freuer COOPER Lucy Mabel COOPER Mary Ray FREUER Eliza COOPER Edward Augustus COOPER Frederick COOPER Barbara Ann HASTINGS Mini tree diagram

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Philip COOPER

25th Jul 18471,2,3 - 3rd Mar 192929,30,31,32

Ink Manufacturer20,12

Life History

25th Jul 1847

Born in West London (Shoe Lane, 5).1,2,3

From the Birth Certificate :-
1) Father - David Cooper
2) Mother - Barbara Anne Cooper formerly Hastings
3) Occupation of father - Ink Manufacturer
4) Description and residence of informant - David Cooper, Father, 5 Shoe Lane
6) When registered - 20 August 1847

27th Aug 1847

Christened in City of London, St Brides Fleet Street.3

Father - David Cooper
Mother - Barbara Ann Cooper
Father's occupation - ink manufacturer
Abode - 5 Shoe Lane

30th Mar 1851

Recorded in census in West London (Shoe Lane, 5).4

7th Apr 1861

Recorded in census in Wandsworth, Clapham (Clapham Common, Private House, 1).5

Oct 1868

Freedom of the City of London.7,8

Admitted by Patrimony

From the Alphabets of Freedom of the City of London :-
"Oct 1868 - Philip Cooper - Tallow Chandlers - P"

From the City of London Freedom Registers .-
1) "Chamber of London 1st day of Oct 1868. Born within the liberty of the City, to wit, at 5 Shoe Lane, Holborn, Philip Cooper son of David Cooper Citizen and Tallow Chandler of London came before the Chamberlain, the day and year aforesaid, and desired to be admitted to the Freedom of the City by Patrimony, in the said Company of Tallow Chandlers because he is legitimate, and was born after the admission of his Father into the said Freedom.
The Admission of the Father is entered in to the book marked with the Letter - and bears the date - day of July in the - Year of the Reign of - and in the Year of Our Lord 1824.
Born 1847, 25 July"
2) "This is to Certify that Mr. Philip Cooper of No. 22 Eastcheap City of London, son of Mr. David Cooper Citizen and Tallow Chandler was this day made free of the Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers by Patrimony. Dated this 1st day of Oct 1868"

1st Oct 1868

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.6

Admitted to the Freedom by Patrimony

From the Freedom Registers, Page 187 :-
"Philip Cooper, Pyne House, Clapham Common, son of David Cooper, Assist., Patrimony"
Margin Note :-
L. & S. same day

2nd Apr 1871

Occupation Clerk.9

2nd Apr 1871

Recorded in census in Wandsworth, Clapham (Clapham Common, Pyne House).9

1st Jun 1876

Married Mary Ray FREUER in Hartismere, Wetheringsett Parish Church.58,59,60,61,62

From the Marriage Certificate :-
1) By Banns
2) Vicar - N. Page Roberts
3) Witnesses - Ellen Isabella Freuer, William Freuer & (illegible)
4) Groom - Phillip Cooper, 28, bachelor, Manufacturer, Clapham Surrey
5) Father of the groom - David Cooper, Manufacturer
6) Bride - Mary Ray Freuer, 31, spinster, Brockford
7) Father of the bride - William Lord Basford Freuer, Estate agent.

From the Bury and Norwich Post, and Suffolk Herald .-
"On the 1st inst., at Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford, PHILIP, second son of DAVID COOPER, Esq., of Pyne-house, Clapham-common, Surrey, to MARY RAY, third daughter of the late W. L. B. Freuer, of West Rudham, Norfolk, and formerly of Chandos-lodge, Eye."

From the London Standard :-
"1st, at the parish church, Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford, Suffolk, by the Rev. W. Page Roberts, vicar of Eye, assisted by the Rev. Henry Hetherington, curate of Wetheringsett,  Philip, second son of David Cooper, Esq., of Pye house, Clapham-common, to Mary Ray, third daughter of the late W. L. B. Freuer, of West Rudham, Norfolk, formerly of Chandos Lodge, Eye, Suffolk"

11th Feb 1877

Birth of daughter Dorothy Ray COOPER in Wandsworth.33,34

between Jan 1878 and Mar 1878

Birth of son Philip Hastings COOPER in Wandsworth.36

between Jan 1878 and Mar 1878

Death of son Philip Hastings COOPER in Wandsworth.35

6th Sep 1878

Lease.10

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.

between Jan 1879 and Mar 1879

Birth of daughter Mary Alice COOPER in Wandsworth.14,37

4th Nov 1879

Birth of son Philip Hastings COOPER in Wandsworth.14,38,39,40

3rd Apr 1881

Occupation Ink Manufacturer.11

Employing 39 persons

3rd Apr 1881

Recorded in census in Wandsworth, Clapham (Clapham Common, Church Buildings, 9).11

Head of household
Staff x 3

8th May 1881

Birth of daughter Mildred Barbara COOPER in Wandsworth.41,42,43

2nd Sep 1882

Birth of daughter Marguerite COOPER in Wandsworth, Clapham.12,44

18th Oct 1882

Registered birth in Wandsworth.12

Of Marguerite Cooper

17th Aug 1883

Birth of son Dennison Ray COOPER in Wandsworth.45,46

5th Nov 1883

Executor.13

of the will with two codicils of Charlotte Hastings late of Clapham
Executors :-
Thomas Henry Hubbard, of North Elmham, farmer
Philip Cooper, of Clapham Ink Manufacturer, the nephew
Petersonal Estate - GBP 3,563 12s. 2d.

23rd Sep 1884

Birth of daughter Agnes Beatrice COOPER in Wandsworth.47,48

23rd Oct 1885

Birth of daughter Ellen Christabel COOPER in Wandsworth.50,51,52

between Jul 1886 and Sep 1886

Death of daughter Ellen Christabel COOPER in Wandsworth.49

23rd Mar 1887

Birth of son Cedric Freuer COOPER in Wandsworth.53,54,55

11th Feb 1889

Birth of daughter Lucy Mabel COOPER in Wandsworth, Clapham.56,57

5th Apr 1891

Occupation Ink Manufacturer.14

5th Apr 1891

Recorded in census in Wandsworth, Clapham (Clapham, Old Town, 29).14

Head of household
Staff x 5

4th Mar 1901

Mentioned in Will.15

Of Barbara Anne Cooper née Hastings (1818-1903)
Annotated as "my two sons Philip Cooper of 99 Larkhall Rise Clapham .. wholesale stationer and ink manufacturer and ... ... ..."

31st Mar 1901

Occupation Manufacturer of writing ink, tags, sealing wax, quills.16

31st Mar 1901

Recorded in census in Wandsworth, Clapham (Larkhall Rise, 97 to 99).16

Head of household
Staff x 3

1st Jun 1901

Presentation.17

Of a silver bowl with an inscription :-

Presented to Mr. & Mrs. P. Cooper
on the occasion of their
SILVER WEDDING
by the employees of
Cooper, Dennison & Walkden Ltd. 1st June 1901.

18th Apr 1903

Witness at wedding in Wandsworth, Clapham, St Paul.18

Of Mary Alice Cooper & John Samuel Underhill

15th May 1903

Executor.15,19

Of the will of Barbara Ann Cooper née Hastings (1818-1903)
Annotated as "wholesale stationer and ink manufacturer"
Joint executor with Frederick Cooper

9th Aug 1904

Witness at wedding in Wandsworth, Clapham Parish Church.20

Of Dorothy Ray Cooper & Richard Redfern Lechmere James

5th Jul 1906

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.23

From the Court Minutes, Page 21 :-
Monthly Court
Philip Cooper elected 4th Warden

4th Jul 1907

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.23

From the Court Minutes, Page 142 :-
Monthly Court
Philip Cooper elected 3rd Warden

2nd Jul 1908

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.23

From the Court Minutes, Page 186 .-
Monthly Court
Philip Cooper elected 2nd Warden

1st Jul 1909

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.23

From the Court Minutes, Page 230 :-
Monthly Court
Philip Cooper elected 1st Warden

7th Jul 1910

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.24,23

From the Court Minutes, Page 274
Monthly Court
Philip Cooper elected Master

2nd Apr 1911

Occupation Manufacturer of stationary.25

Employer

2nd Apr 1911

Recorded in census in Wandsworth, Clapham (Larkhall Rise, 99,  Grove House,).25

Head of household
Staff x 3
Rooms x 18
Visitor - Ellen Isabella Freuer

4th Apr 1911

Witness at wedding in Wandsworth, Christ Church Streatham.22

Of Dennison Ray Cooper & Florence Mary Hick

6th Jul 1912

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.23

From the Court Minutes, Page 324 :-
Monthly Court
Philip Cooper appointed Deputy Master by the Master and the Court

1st Jul 1920

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.26

From the Court Minutes, Page 100 :-
Monthly Court
Wine Wardens - Philip Cooper & Frederick Cooper

6th Jul 1922

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.26

From the Court Minutes, Page 212 :-
Monthly Court
Philip Cooper elected 1st Warden

5th Jul 1923

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.24,26

From the Court Minutes, Page 258
Monthly Court
Philip Cooper elected Master

3rd Jul 1924

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.26

From the Court Minutes, Page 308 :-
Monthly Court
Philip Cooper appointed Deputy Master by the Master and the Court

8th Jan 1925

Wrote will.27

1) I Philip Cooper of Grove House 99 Larkhall Rose Clapham in the County of
2) Surrey and 7 and 9 St Bride Street in the City of London Wholesale Stationer and Tag
3) manufacturer ... ... ...

Some names mentioned :-
1)  my brother Frederick Cooper of Orient Cottage Cantelupe Road Bexhill
2) my wife's nephew William Samuel Freuer of 19 St Faith's Road Dulwich
3) my son in law Richard Redfern Lechmere James of 36 John Street Bedford Road Solicitor
4) my son Dennison Ray Cooper
5) my dear wife
6) my daughter Mildred Barbara Cooper
7) my daughter Agnes Beatrice Cooper
8) my secretary Rose Annie Plumer of 24 Tradescant Road South Lambert spinster
9) my daughter Dorothy Ray the wife of the said Richard Redfern Lechmere James
10) my daughter Mary Alice the wife of John Samuel Underhill
11) my daughter Marguerite the wife of Hastings Evelyn Beal
12) my son Cedric Freuer Cooper
13) my daughter Lucy Mabel the wife of Louis Carrel


12th May 1925

Executor.28

Of the Will of Lucy Miles Cooper (1846-1925)
Annotated as "director"
Joint Executor with Frederick Cooper

17th Jun 1925

Codicil to Will.27

First codicil
Name mentioned :-
my daughter Agnes Beatrice Cooper

13th Jul 1925

Codicil to Will.27

Second codicil
Name mentioned :-
my secretary Rose Annie Plumer

3rd Mar 1929

Died in Wandsworth, Clapham (Larkhall Rise, 99,  Grove House,).29,30,31,32

From the Death Certificate :-
1) Occupation - Limited company director
2) Description and residence of informant - M. B. Cooper, daughter, present at the death, 99 Larkhall Rise Clapham
3) When registered - 6 March 1929

From the Times :-
On March 3, 1929, at 99, Larkhall-rise, S.W.4, of heart failure following influenza, PHILIP COOPER, Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers and Chairman of Cooper, Dennison, and Walkden, Limited, aged 81. Funeral Thursday, March 7. Service Clapham Parish Church at 1.30.

8th Mar 1929

Livery Company in Worshipful Company of Tallow Chandlers.26

From the Court Minutes, Page 554 :-
Monthly Court
"Before the business Court commenced the Master referred to the sad loss which the Court and the company had sustained through the death of Mr. Philip Cooper a member of the Court since 1903 and Master in 1910 and 1923. As the funeral had been fixed for the previous day he had ordered the postponement of the court until today and he reported that he and various members of the Court, the clerk and the Surveyor had attended the service at the Parish Church at Clapham. Tributes were paid by the Master and other members of the Court to Mr. Cooper’s memory and a vote of condolence was unanimously passed with his wife and members of his family."

4th May 1929

Probate in London.32,27

of the estate of Philip Cooper of Grove House, 99 Larkhall Rise, Clapham and of 7 and 9 St Bride Street, London
Will with 2 codicils
Executors named in the will :-
Frederick Cooper, of Orient Cottage, Canteloue Road, Bexhill, gentleman, brother of the deceased
Richard Redfern Lechmere James, of 36 John Street, Bedford Road, solicitor
Power reserved to the other executor named in the will :-
William Samuel Freuer, of 19 St Faith's Road Dulwich, my wife's nephew
Gross value of estate :- 9,519. 5s. 8d.
Net value of personal estate :- 9,036. 7s. 3d.

Other facts

 

Occupation Ink Manufacturer.20,12

Information from :-
1882 - Birth Certificate of Marguerite Cooper
1904 - Marriage Certificate of Dorothy Ray Cooper & Richard Redfern Lechmere James

 

Occupation Company Director.21

Information from :-
1923 - Marriage Certificate of Cedric Freuer Cooper & Dorothy Freda Alford

 

Occupation Manufacturer.22

Information from :-
1911 - Marriage Certificate of Dennison Ray Cooper & Florence Mary Hick

Sources

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