Richard COOPER (c1801-?)
and Caroline NICHOLSON (1813-1869)
Richard Cooper and Caroline Nicholson
married by banns on 4 May 1833 in Washington, Sussex. He was then a
bachelor and she a spinster.
(They were not my direct ancestors, but they were the 3x Great Grandparents
of my cousin Julie Willard.)
Richard Cooper may have been baptised on 24 August 1801 in Thakeham, Sussex.
He was the son of John Cooper and
Caroline Nicholson was baptised on 6 June 1813 in
Warminghurst, Sussex. She was the daughter of Luke Nicholson
and Elizabeth. The death of 58 year old
Caroline Cooper was registered in the second quarter of 1869 in the
Steyning registration district.
When the 1841 census was recorded the family were living at Spearhill in
Ashington. Richard was said to be a 40 year old agricultural labourer
and Caroline was 25. Three of their children were with them on census
The 1851 census recorded that 49 year old Richard and 39 year old Caroline
were living at Appshouse, Spearhill, Ashington. Richard was then an
agricultural labourer and said he was born in Thakeham, whilst Caroline gave
her place of birth as Warminghurst. With the couple on census night
were 6 of their children.
In 1861 the couple and 4 children were living at Apps House in Ashington.
Richard was then a 64 year old agricultural labourer and Caroline said she
Richard Cooper and Caroline Nicholson had 9 known children:
Mary Cooper was born about 1834 in Ashington. In
1841 she was 6 years old. She was 17 years old in 1851.
Jane Cooper was born about 1838 in Ashington. She
was 3 years old in 1841.
Sarah Cooper was born about 1840 in Ashington. At
the time of the 1841 census she was a year old. She was an 11 year
old scholar in 1851.
William Cooper was born about 1843 in Ashington. He
was 8 years old in 1851.
George Cooper was born about 1845 in Ashington. In
1851 he was a 6 year old scholar.
Edward Cooper was born about 1847 in Ashington. He
was 4 years old in 1851. In 1861 he was a 13 year old agricultural
labourer and living with his parents.
Ann Cooper was born about 1850 in Ashington. At the
time of the 1851 census she was a year old. She was 11 years old
Albert Cooper was born in 1853 in Ashington.
He married Lydia
Standing in 1888. (They have their own page.)
Arthur Cooper was born about 1859 in Ashington. He
was 2 years old in 1861.
This page was reviewed on 9 April 2012