John Sutton HASTINGS Hannah HASTINGS David COOPER David Hastings COOPER Ellen Mary COOPER Alice Barbara COOPER Lucy Miles COOPER Philip COOPER Eliza COOPER Edward Augustus COOPER Frederick COOPER Charlotte HASTINGS John HASTINGS George HASTINGS Arthur HASTINGS Barbara Ann BOWLES Mini tree diagram

Barbara Ann HASTINGS

28th Mar 18181,2 - 20th Apr 190317,18,19,20,2

Manufacturer's wife9

Life History

28th Mar 1818

Born in Mitford, Longham.1,2

From the Birthday Book of Lucy Miles Cooper :-
"28 March Dear Mama's birthday"

29th Mar 1818

Baptised in Mitford, Longham.1

Father - John Hastings
Mother - Barbara Anne

1st Oct 1839

Licence obtained for marriage to David COOPER.22

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 David COOPER in Mitford, Longham, St Andrew & St Peter.47,48,49,50,51

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"

From the diary of Barbara Anne Hastings :-
"Tuesday Morning Oct 8th 1839 was ushered in by the sun which shone most brilliantly upon the little church at Longham were about nine o’clock the Reved B Bowles (my uncle) united dear David & myself – Our whole party, chiefly relatives to the number twenty one accompanied us thither together with our servants, the school children, a few of the villagers. The busy hands of my sisters to be had the day previous decorated that part of the garden through which we had to pass with plants & flowers; flowers also strewed the path & formed on the whole a pretty effect. On our return to the house dear David presented the children who came up two by two, with each a fourpenny piece, new from the Mint. Nor did the mistress & others of the household remain without monies. "

15th Nov 1840

Birth of son David Hastings COOPER in West London.23,24,2

6th Jun 1841

Recorded in census in West London Union (Shoe Lane, 5).3

7th Dec 1842

Birth of daughter Ellen Mary COOPER in West London.4,25,2

6th Jun 1844

Birth of daughter Alice Barbara COOPER in West London.29,30,2

3rd Feb 1846

Birth of daughter Lucy Miles COOPER in West London.4,31,32

25th Jul 1847

Birth of son Philip COOPER in West London.33,34,35,2

1st Jun 1849

Birth of daughter Eliza COOPER in City of London, St Bride's Fleet Street.4,37,2

30th Mar 1851

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

7th Apr 1851

Birth of son Edward Augustus COOPER in West London.38,39,40,2

8th Nov 1852

Birth of son Frederick COOPER in City of London.7,41,2

5th Oct 1858

Witness at wedding in Brentford, St Mary Acton.5,6

Of John Sutton Hastings & Anne Lindley

7th Apr 1861

Recorded in census in Wandsworth, Clapham (Clapham Common, Private House, 1).7

29th Nov 1867

Mentioned in Will.8

Of John Sutton Hastings (1790-1869)
Annotated as "my daughter Barbara Ann the wife of the said David Cooper"
Also :-
"I have already advanced my said daughter Barbara Ann Cooper the sum of four thousand four hundred pounds sterling"

2nd Apr 1871

Occupation Manufacturer's wife.9

2nd Apr 1871

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

Head of household
Staff x 3

27th Jul 1874

Death of daughter Alice Barbara COOPER in Mitford.26,27,28,2

3rd Apr 1881

Recorded in census in Wandsworth, Clapham (Clapham Common, Pyne House).10

3rd Apr 1883

Mentioned in Will.11

Of David Cooper (1803-1885)
Annotated as "my dear wife"

24th Sep 1885

Witness at wedding in Wandsworth, Christ Church Streatham.12

Of Frances Ellen Cooper & Henry Barker

26th Nov 1885

Death of David COOPER in Wandsworth, Clapham.42,43,44,13,45,46,2

20th Jan 1886


Of the will of David Cooper (1803-1885)
Annotated as "Gressenhall, widow the relic"
Joint executor with Frederick Cooper

5th Apr 1891

Occupation Independant means.14

5th Apr 1891

Recorded in census in Eastbourne (The Avenue, 28).14

Head of household
Staff x 2
Annotated as "Widow"

15th Apr 1899

Research Note.2

From the Birthday Book of Lucy Miles Cooper :-
"15 April Darling mother taken ill 1899"

31st Mar 1900

Death of daughter Eliza COOPER in Eastbourne.36,2

4th Mar 1901

Wrote will.15

1. This is the last Will and Testament of me
2. Barbara Anne Cooper of 28 The Avenue Eastbourne in the County
3. of Sussex Widow I appoint my two sons Philip Cooper of 99 Larkhall
4. Rise Clapham in the county of Surrey wholesale stationer and Ink
5. Manufacturer and Frederick Cooper of Heathfield Albermarle Road
6. Beckenham in the county of Kent wholesale stationer and my friend
7. John ... ....
8. ... ... ...

Names mentioned :-
1. my son David Hastings Cooper
2. my daughters Ellen Mary Cooper and Lucy Miles Cooper
3. my son Edward Augustus Cooper
4. my late daughter Alice Barbara Hastings
5. my four grandchildren ... Henry Horace Hastings Thomas Hastings Alice Maud Hastings Gertrude Lucy Hastings
6. Cooper Dennison and Walkden Limited

31st Mar 1901

Occupation Independant means.16

31st Mar 1901

Recorded in census in Eastbourne (The Avenue, 28).16

Head of household
Annotated as "Widow"
Staff x 3

20th Apr 1903

Died in Eastbourne (The Avenue, 28).17,18,19,20,2

Senectus (Old age)
From the Times :-
On the 20th inst., at her residence, 28, The Avenue, Eastbourne, BARBARA ANNE, widow of DAVID COOPER, formerly of Pyne house, Clapham-common, and Shoe-lane, London, aged 85.

From the Death Certificate :-
1) Occupation - of Independant Means - Widow of David Cooper Ink Manufacturer (Master)
2) Description and residence of informant - F. Cooper, son, In Attendance, Heathfield, Albermarle Road, Beckenham
3) When registered - 21 April 1903

From the Birthday Book of Lucy Miles Cooper :-
"20 April 193 Darling Mother entered into rest - Mrs. Cooper 31 The Avenue"

after 20th Apr 1903

Buried in Eastbourne, Ocklynge Cemetery.21

Age 85 years

Inscription :-

"In loving memory
entered into rest March 31st 1900
Aged 50
Having loved his own - he loved
them unto the end
who fell asleep in Jesus April 20th 1903
aged 85
In loving memory of
who entered into rest Nov 2nd 1914"

15th May 1903

Probate in Lewes.15,19

1. On the 15th day of May 1913 Probate of this Will was
2. granted at Lewes to Philip Cooper and Frederick Cooper
3. the surviving executors.
Effects - GBP 11,800. 14s. 1d.


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