Rev. William Cooper

M, #1206, b. 1632, d. March 1710
Last Edited: 26 Mar 2012

Family:

Margaret (?) d. Mar 1699

Children:

William Cooper+ 5 b. 26 Nov 1660, d. bt 28 Mar 1691 - 11 May 1691
Hannah Cooper5 b. 21 Nov 1662
Joseph Cooper+5 b. 22 Sep 1666, d. Sep 1731
James Cooper5 b. 10 May 1670, d. b 1680
Daniel Cooper5 b. 27 Mar 1673, d. 1715

Notes

  • Note*: The Newton/Haddonfield Meeting records contain a copy of a certificate from the Coleshill meeting for William Cooper of Coleshill in the parish of Amersham in county of Hertford, blacksmith, & Margaret his wife, dated 5th day 12th mo 1678.2
  • Immigration*: 1678; New Jersey
  • Note: From Clement's bio of William Cooper:
    -Quaker.
    -Came to America in 1679 or 1680; ship is not known; with wife and children except James.
    -Purchased 50 acres within town of Burlington Oct 5th 1680.
    -Survey of 300 acres at Pyne Point, dated June 12, 1682, at junction of Delaware River & what was later called Cooper's Creek.
    -Survey overlapped with that of William Roydon; dispute eventually settled by a grandson in 1723.
    -Corresponded frequently with William Penn. Was present at Penn's famous treaty with the Indians.
    -A preacher among the Friends.
    -Was a member of the first Legislature & in 1685, & a land commissioner, & a judge in 1696.3
  • Note: "1709-10 March 7. Cooper, William, of Newton Township, Gloucester Co., yeoman; will of. Sons - Joseph and Daniel Cooper; grandsons - John Cooper and Jonathan Woolstone; daughter, Hannah Scirket; Ipsebath, daughter of Thomas Thackera dec'd. Owns land for his third dividend on 1/8 of 1-20 share of the Province, personal property. Executors - son Daniel and grandson John Cooper. ... Proved March 28, 1710." Inventory 27 March 1710, £710.10.64
  • Note: WorldConnect database kpiper1 lists an extensive bibliography.

Citations

  1. [S413] Sketches of the First Emigrant Settlers Newton Township, Old Gloucester County, West New Jersey. by John Clement. reprint publ. by Camden Co. Hist. Soc., 1974, Camden. Originally printed by Chew, Camden NJ 1877., p. 85.
  2. [S434] Society of Friends, Haddonfield Monthly Meeting, N.J. , filmed at Dept of Friends Records, 302 Arch St, Phila. FHL microfilm 20,463. Original records., III Marriage Certificates 1681-1741, p. 3 1/2.
  3. [S413] Sketches of the First Emigrant Settlers Newton Township, Old Gloucester County, West New Jersey. by John Clement. reprint publ. by Camden Co. Hist. Soc., 1974, Camden. Originally printed by Chew, Camden NJ 1877., p. 85-99.
  4. [S101] Documents relating to the colonial, revolutionary and post-revolutionary history of the state of New Jersey. aka New Jersey Archives., 23:108.
  5. [S413] Sketches of the First Emigrant Settlers Newton Township, Old Gloucester County, West New Jersey. by John Clement. reprint publ. by Camden Co. Hist. Soc., 1974, Camden. Originally printed by Chew, Camden NJ 1877., p. 85, Upperside Monthly Meeting, England.