'Cooper06'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cooper of Burbach (Burbage), Cooper of Leicester, Cowper of Sapcote, Cooper (Cowper) of Stoney Stanton

Nichols identifies the arms of this family as "Gules, on a chevron between three lions passant guardant Or, as many mascles of the field" and reports, of the following William, that his "ancestors came out of Cheshire or Lancashire".
William Cowper of Sapcote (d bbefore 1558)
m. Agnes Cowper (d 1558)
1. William Cowper of Stoney Stanton (d 1587)
  m. Margaret Denston (d 1618, dau of Willaiam Denston of West Sutton)
  A. Jeffrey Cowper (b/d 1560)
  B. John Cowper (b 1563, a 1619)
  m. Elizabeth Gilbert (d 1613, dau of William Gilbert of Stanton)
  i. William Cowper (b 1595, d before 1637))
  m. Elizabeth
  a. John Cowper (b 07.09.1621, d 31.03.1697)
  m. Sarah (d 1680)
  (1) William Cooper (b 1651, d 1717)
  m. Susanna (d 1704)
  (A) John Cooper (b 1680, dsp 1706)
  (B) William Cooper of Stoney Stanton (b 1684, d 05.09.1760)
  m. Elizabeth Ship (b 1695-6, d 05.09.1744)
  (i) Susanna Cooper (b 1714)
  m. _ Fisher of Leicester (alderman)
  (ii)+ other issue (dsp) - John, William, Thomas
  (C) Henry Cooper of Nuneaton (b 1685)
  m. _ Liptrott of Nun-Eaton
  (i) William Cooper of Leicester (b 1714-5, dsp 04.02.1807))
  (ii) John Cooper of Leicester
  m. Elizabeth Fisher of Leicester
(a) Henry Cooper (vicar of Soham in Cambridgeshire), 2nd son)
  m. Anne Fox of Dunton
  (b) Thomas Fisher Cooper
  m. Mary Hall
  (c) James Cooper of Burbach
  m. Fanny Cooper (niece of Sir Joseph Mawbey, Bart) @1@ below
  (d) William Cooper of Burbach (d 1804, vicar of Chertsey in Surrey)
  m. Martha Cooper of Burbach (niece of Sir Joseph Mawbey, Bart) @2@ below
  ((1))+ issue - John Mawbey, Anne Elizabeth
  (e)+ other issue - John (d unm?), Elizabeth Mary
  (iii) James Cooper of Leicester (alderman)
  m. Anne Taylor of Billesdon
  (a)+ issue (dsp) - Thomas, Mary, Elizabeth, Anne (a 1811, d unm?)
  (iv) Henry Cooper of Leicester
  m. Martha Wilson of Snareston
  (a) Henry Wilson Cooper of Leicester (a 1811)
  m. Mary Cragg of Thureaston
  ((1))+ issue - Henry, William, Mary, Anne
  (b) William Cooper of Leicester
  m. Charlotte Lomas (dau of John Lomas of Leicester)
  (c)+ other issue (a 1811) - Sarah, Martha, Mary
  (v)+ other issue - Alice, Susanna, Anne
  (D) Charles Cooper of Leicester (b 1690)
  m. Elizabeth Abbot of Galby
  (i) Charles Cooper (dsp 1787, cleric)
  m. Anne Duckett of Little Ashby
  (ii) John Cooper (b 1734-5, d 09.05.1793, cleric)
  m. Mary Dawes of Broughton Astley
  (a)+ issue (a 1811, d unm?) - John of Stoney Stanton (rector of Newton Bromshold), Mary, Anne
  (iii) Susanna Cooper
  m. William Franks
(a)+ issue - Susanna, Elizabeth
  (E) ?? Cooper
  The connection to the following John is speculative but it seems likely that he was closely connected to this family.
  (i) John Cooper of Burbage possibly fits here
  m. Anne Mawbey (sister of Sir Joseph Mawbey, 1st Bart)
  (a) Fanny Cooper possibly of this generation
  m. James Cooper of Burbach @1@ above
  (b) Martha Cooper 'of Burbach' possibly of this generation
  m. Rev. William Cooper of Burbach @2@ above
  ii. Gilbert Cowper (b 1597, d 1618)
  m. Elizabeth Fryer (dau of Robert Fryer of Wigston-with-two-Steeples)
  iii.+ other issue (a 1619) - John (b c1599, a 1630, "chief constable"), Edmund (b c1615), Matthias (b c1610), Alice, Grace
  C. William Cowper
  m. Joan Dawson (dau of William Dawson of Walton)
  i.+ issue (a 1619) - Daniel (b c1595), William (b c1603), Edmund (b c1609), Geoffrey (b c1615), Joan (b c1607), Emmet (b c1610), Grave (b c1614)
  D. Edmund Cowper of Sapcote (b c1577, a 1619)
  m. Jane Staresmore (dau of William Staresmore of Frolesworth)
  i.+ issue (a 1619) - William (b c1600), John (b c1601), George (b c1611), Francis (b c1612), Samuel (b c1616), Elizabeth (b c1602), Christian (b c1606), Katharine, Mary, Lydia

Main source(s): 'History and Antiquities of the County of Leicester' (John Nichols, vol 4, part 2, 1811, 'Pedigree of Cowper or Cooper of Sapcote and Stoney Stanton', p974)
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