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Families covered: Cooper of Rockbourne, Cooper (Ashley-Cooper) of Shaftesbury

Richard Cooper of Paulett (d 08.05.1566)
m. Jane Kingsmill (dau of John Kingsmill of Sidmanton, Southampton)
1. Sir John Cooper (d 1610)
  m. Martha Skutt (dau of Anthony Skutt of Stanton Drew)
  A. Sir John Cooper, 1st Bart of Rockbourne (d 23.03.1631)
  m1. Anne Ashley (d 20.07.1628, dau of Sir Anthony Ashley of Wimborne St. Giles)
  i. Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, later Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury (b 22.07.1621, d 21/2.01.1683)
  m1. (25.02.1639) Margaret Coventry (dsp 11.07.1649, dau of Thomas Coventry, 1st Lord)
m2. (15/25.04.1650) Frances Cecil (bpt 14.08.1633, d 31.12.1652, dau of David Cecil, 3rd Earl of Exeter)
  a. Cecil Ashley Cooper (b 1651, d young)
  b. Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 2nd Earl of Shaftesbury (b 16.01.1652, d 10.11.1699)
  It is not clear if, at this stage, Ashley was a 'first name' or had become part of the family name. TCP implies that Ashley was part of the family name at least by the time of the 7th Earl. As it appears to have been used by at least one of the daughters of this Earl, we presume to show it as a family name from this generation on.
  m. (22.09.1669) Dorothy Manners (d 06.1698, dau of John Manners, 8th Earl of Rutland)
(1) Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury (b 26.02.1671, d 15.02.1712-3)
  m. (29.08.1709) Jane Ewer (d 23.11.1751, dau of Thomas Ewer of Bushey Hall and the Leas)
  (A) Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 4th Earl of Shaftesbury (b 09.02.1710-1, d 27.05.1771)
  m1. (12.03.1724) Susannah Noel (dsp 20.06.1758, dau of Baptist Noel, 3rd Earl of Gainsborough)
  m2. (20.03.1759) Mary Bouverie (b 02.10.1730, d 12.11.1804, dau of Jacob Bouverie, 1st Viscount Folkestone)
  (i) Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 5th Earl of Shaftesbury (b 17.09.1761, d 14.05.1811)
  m. (17.07.1786) Barbara Webb (b c1762, d 05.10.1819, dau of Sir John Webb, Bart of Oldstock House)
  (a) Barbara Ashley-Cooper (d 05.06.1844)
  m. (08.08.1814) William Francis Spencer Ponsonby, 1st Lord de Mauley (b 31.07.1787, d 16.05.1855)
  (ii) Cropley Ashley-Cooper, 6th Earl of Shaftesbury (b 21.12.1768, d 02.06.1851)
  m. (10.12.1796) Anne Spencer (b 05.11.1773, d 07.08.1865, dau of George Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough)
  (a) Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury (b 28.04.1801, d 01.10.1885, philanthropist) had issue
  m. (10.06.1830) Emily Caroline Catherine Frances Cowper (d 15.10.1872, dau of Peter Leopold (Clavering-Cowper), 5th Earl Cowper)
(b) William Ashley-Cooper (b 04.10.1803, dsp 18.04.1877)
  m. (08.03.1831) Maria Anne Baillie (d 10.01.1891, dau of Col. Hugh Duncan Baillie of Tarradale)
  (c) Henry Ashley-Cooper (b 05.05.1807, s 30.11.1858) had issue (2 daus)
  m. (02.05.1835) Jane Frances Pattison (d 1893, dau of Robert Pattison of Wrackleford)
  (d) John Ashley-Cooper (b 21.12.1808, dsp 01.01.1867)
m. (17.03.1840) Julia Conyers (d 10.04.1907, dau of Henry John Conyers of Copt Hall)
  (e) Caroline Mary Ashley-Cooper (d 11.06.1869)
  m. (01.01.1831) Joseph Neeld of Grittleton (d 24.03.1856)
  (f) Harriet Anne Ashley-Cooper (d 25.03.1868)
  m. (18.03.1830) Henry Thomas Lowry Corry (d 06.03.1873)
  (g) Charlotte Barbara Ashley-Cooper (b c1799?, d 11.12.1889)
  m. (1834) Henry Lyster of Rowton Castle
  (h)+ other issue - Francis (b 1810, d 1825), Lionel (b 01.1803, d 14.01.1836)
  (iii) Mary Anne Ashley-Cooper (d 08.07.1854)
  m. (14.04.1788) Charles Sturt of Crichel House (d 12.05.1812)
(2) Maurice Ashley-Cooper (b 14.04.1675, dsp 21.10.1726, 3rd son)
  m. Catharine Popple (d 31.03.1721, dau of William Popple)
  (3) Frances Ashley-Cooper
  m. Francis Stonehouse of Hungerford Park
  (4) Dorothy Ashley-Cooper (d 04.05.1749)
  m. (1700) Edward Hooper of Heron Court
  (5) Elizabeth Ashley-Cooper (d 20.01.1744)
  m. (20.04.1707) James Harris of the Close of Sarum (b 17.04.1674, d 26.08.1731)
  (6)+ other issue - John (b c1672, d unm 1693), Gertrude (d unm)
  m3. (30.08.1655) Margaret Spencer (bpt 19.01.1627, dsp 1693, dau of William Spencer, 2nd Lord of Wormleighton)
  ii. George Cooper apparently of this generation
  m. Elizabeth Oldfield (dau of John Oldfield, alderman of London)
  a. Elizabeth Cooper (d c1722)
  m. Sir William Hanham, 1st Bart of Dean's Court (d 06.1671)
  iii. daughter
  m2. Mary Hicks (dau of Baptist Hicks, Viscount Campden)

Main source(s): BP1934 (Shaftesbury)
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