Robert Cooper
(Bef 1550-Bef 1618)
Agnes
(Bef 1550-Bef 1615)
Goddard Cooper
(-Bef 1626)
Ellen Medherste
(Bef 1578-Bef 1645)
John Cooper
(Bef 1606-Bef 1679)

 

Family Links

Spouses/Children:
1. Anne Farnden

  • Peter Cooper
2. Joan Breecher

John Cooper 1 2 3 4 5

  • Born: Bef 2 Feb 1605/06
  • Baptised: 2 Feb 1605/06, St. George's Church, Brede Hill, Brede, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6EJ, GB 2
  • Marriage (1): Anne Farnden after 8 Apr 1636 in St. Michael's Church, Rye Road, Playden, Rye, East Sussex, TN31, GB
  • Marriage (2): Joan Breecher on 18 Aug 1640 in St. John the Baptist's Church, Vicarage Lane/Church Lane, Westfield, East Sussex, TN35 4SD, GB 1
  • Died: Bef 29 Jan 1678/79
  • Buried: 29 Jan 1678/79, St. George's Church, Brede Hill, Brede, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6EJ, GB 5

  Research Notes:

At the time of his first marriage, John was a mercer of Wadhurst. After his marriage, he remained in Brede. Was he originally from Wadhurst or Brede? The latter might explain why he married someone from such a distant parish.

There were two Cooper/Cowper families in Wadhurst between 1600 and 1625. There was a John baptised on 10 Mar 1622 but he was buried on 18 Mar 1622. Otherwise no relevant parish records support a Wadhurst origin.

There were seven or more Cooper/Cowper families in Brede up to 1625. It appears that John was the son of Goddard (alt. Godfrey) Cooper (alt. Cowper) baptised in Brede on 2 Feb 1606. Goddard's will, dated 10 Feb 1626, names his wife Ellen and sons Robert, John and Goddard. It also names Lancelot Davis and Peter Farnden as overseers of the will:
- John's first wife (Ann Farnden) was the daughter of Peter Farnden; marriage licence: 8 Apr 1636
- On 29 Dec 1639, John signed a mortgage for 120 with Lancelot Davis (of Whatlington gent.); Peter Farnden was a witness [ESRO ref. AMS 5744/203]
- On 3 Mar 1652, John (and wife Joan) were parties to a fine with John Davis and William Davis, second and third sons of Lancelot Davis (of Whatlington gent., deceased) [ESRO ref. AMS 5744/204]

  Events

Will, 10 Feb 1625/26, Brede, East Sussex, TN31, GB.

Occupation: mercer, 8 Apr 1636. 3

Residence, 8 Apr 1636, Wadhurst, East Sussex, TN5, GB. 3

Occupation: mercer, 10 Aug 1640. 4

Residence, 10 Aug 1640, Brede, East Sussex, TN31, GB. 4

Marriage Licence, 22 Oct 1640, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7, GB. 4

Residence, 9 Oct 1669, Udimore, Rye, East Sussex, TN31, GB. 6


John married Anne Farnden, daughter of Peter Farnden and Unknown, on 18 Aug 1640 in St. John the Baptist's Church, Vicarage Lane/Church Lane, Westfield, East Sussex, TN35 4SD, GB. (Anne Farnden was born before 29 Jun 1617, baptised on 29 Jun 1617 in St. John the Baptist's Church, Church Hill, Sedlescombe, Battle, East Sussex, TN33 0QP, GB,7 died before 25 Mar 1639 and was buried on 25 Mar 1639 in St. George's Church, Brede Hill, Brede, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6EJ, GB 8.)

  

Marriage Licence, 8 Apr 1636, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7, GB. 3


John next married Joan Breecher, daughter of Jeremy Breecher and Mary King, on 18 Aug 1640 in St. John the Baptist's Church, Vicarage Lane/Church Lane, Westfield, East Sussex, TN35 4SD, GB.1 (Joan Breecher was born before 27 Apr 1623, baptised on 27 Apr 1623 in St. John the Baptist's Church, Vicarage Lane/Church Lane, Westfield, East Sussex, TN35 4SD, GB,9 died before 9 Oct 1669 and was buried on 9 Oct 1669 in St. George's Church, Brede Hill, Brede, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 6EJ, GB 6.)

  

Marriage Licence, 10 Aug 1640, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7, GB. 4


Sources


1 St. John the Baptist's Church (Westfield, East Sussex, GB), "Parish Register Transcription 1540-1812," page 207 of 332; Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Provo.

2 St. George (Brede, East Sussex, GB), "Parish Register 1560-1719," page 11 of 84; East Sussex Record Office, Brighton.

3 Sussex Record Society, Sussex Record Society (N.p.: Sussex Record Society, n.d.), 1 - Calendar of Sussex Marriage Licences (1586-1643): 228.

4 Sussex Record Society, Sussex Record Society (N.p.: Sussex Record Society, n.d.), 1 - Calendar of Sussex Marriage Licences (1586-1643): 268.

5 St. George (Brede, East Sussex, GB), "Parish Register 1560-1719," page 73 of 84; East Sussex Record Office, Brighton.

6 St. George (Brede, East Sussex, GB), "Parish Register 1560-1719," page 71 of 84; East Sussex Record Office, Brighton.

7 St. John the Baptist's Church (Sedlescombe, East Sussex, GB), "Parish Register 1559-1725," page 44 of 116; Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Provo.

8 St. George (Brede, East Sussex, GB), "Parish Register 1560-1719," page 63 of 84; East Sussex Record Office, Brighton.

9 St. John the Baptist's Church (Westfield, East Sussex, GB), "Parish Register Transcription 1540-1812," page 31 of 332; Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Provo.

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