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Sopers of Devon - some odd notes, in approx date order. Goto 1600; 1700; 1750; 1800; '41; '51; '61; '71; '81; '91; '01; '11 .

A list of snippets. Links will tend not to be updated, but search engines should help track down any changed links:
Unlike the other UK Counties, these snippets have not been linked much together. Devon is the county with the largest Soper infestation problem & there's just too many. (Sopers mostly in SE of Devon; '81cen 730 Sopers in Devon & next popular, 240 London & 200 Hants).
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Speculation that as Soper derives from pre Christian Celtic 'sape' (the origins of Soap), it may account for the large number in Devon & Cornwall [ie they were Soapmakers, but if true, ther's no menton visable below (only soapmaker below got job through his in-laws 1810's)] www.britishlocalhistory.co.uk


a Sopere recorded in 'Patent Rolls: entries for Devon' 20 Nov 1278 to 19 Nov 1279 : scan for sale www.theoriginalrecord.com

Walter Soper, was issued a quitclaim of Atte Clawe at Lampsyde, (Lambside, Holbeton; 4m S Dartmoor), by Joel de Lampsyde : 1295 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 372/4/4/3 www.a2a [Sopers concentrated in S.Dartmoor area in '01cen, 500y later]

Richard le Sopere paid heriot [a death duty] of 3s 9d & 6s 8d for ingress : Peramulation of Dartmoor 1296-7 : google books snippet

Richard Sopere 1296/7 Dartmoor Accounts for the Duke of Cornwall ...'for the heriot of Richard le Sopere, of 6s 8d from the same Richard for ingress : From 'A Perambulation of the Antient & Royal Forest of Dartmoor ' [heriot - payment to a fuedel lord : ingress - the inheritance of a building?] google books snippet

a sopere Thomas de Upcott at North Melton took a £4 16s loan at 5 March 1304 nationalarchives

a Sopper recorded in 'Clerks & Clergy in Cornwall & Devon' (1307-1326) : scan for sale www.theoriginalrecord.com

Soper & Smith may be for Edward II’s 1309 Parliament, perhaps for Plymouth not Devon? History of Plymouth p.161

heauedlonde property of Eobert Sope, m.dau of John of Stoke; Robert the Soper was member 1310, as William of Stoke had been 1298. The heauedlonde was part of the manor of Lulyett's Fee; ' Postea Bobtus Sope qui duxU in uxorem JU Johis de Sok & vendidit terr in Cart que est sup la howe vbi molendinum vefrUritim Mawricii Prigge sit.'

Robert the Soper & William Smith 1311 Edward II [snippet - presume MPs] : from History of Plymouth pub 1890 : GoogleBooks.com

'The Soper' landed goods at Topsham in 1312, master William Fog, (Kowaleski 1993,126) source : [see Dorset, the ship was based at Wareham, in Poole Harbour]

Johnes Sopere & Stephanus Strete, members of parliament p433 : Report & Transactions - The Devonshire Association [no date] : GoogleBooks.com

Robert Sopere mentioned in a c1317 Devon document, perhaps 1 of 17 trespasers seised by Matthew de Clyvedon, sheriff Devon : Public Records Office SC 8/341/16094

Robert Sopere, was 1 of 6 who witnessed a grant, 13 Mah 1318/9, All Stephen of Poune's lands in Thetorr [Torr?]. Manor of Weston, to Richard atte Felde (witnesses Berd, Sopere, Digge & others) : Papers of the Woollcombe family of Hemerdon, Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office. ref 710/696 www.a2a

Laurencius le Sopere mentioned 'Parochiani videlicet', in 'Register of Walter de Stapeldon, Bishop of Exeter, (1307-1326)' GoogleBooks.com

Johannes Sopere In 1330 Strete was "prepositus" of Totnes. 4 Edward III. (1330) : from Report & Transactions google books snippet : Robert le Soper of Totnes also mentioned

William Sopere paid, 8 pence Lay Subsidy Roll, Witheridge, Devon : 1332-33 [of 52 names in village, 28 paying the lowest tax rate of 8d (highest 2 shillings)] source
Sopers in Devon, 1332 : 'Thirty or more Sopers were in the Lay Subsidies List' for Devon, 1332 source

Walter le Soper's two daughters Susan & Rose (Sossana & Moysa) sold a property & garden in Lydford to their neighbour, Thomas Edgecombe, son of Richard de Eggecumbe. Dec 1335 : source

Walter Sopere & William Sopere (Waltero Sop'e & Willelmo Sop'e) & many others, 5 May & 23 Oct 1343, witnessed a transaction of buildings & land in in Kalwelynche / Colewalinch [Torbryan - Kellenche] between Richard Coch to William Calewa : Devon Record Office. ref 2668A/PO 155 www.a2a

Richard Sopere (Soper) of Plymouth was 1 of 36 people mentioned in a petition to King & council by John Baygge & his family. Baygge's house was attacked at night by people of Plymouth with force & arms, pillaged & burnt. Touching the persons who broke his house & chest, carried away 5 silver cups worth 101.., & other goods & broke 5 tuns [barrels] & 1 pipe of wine worth 20/- whereby the wine entirely ran out : 1345 National Archives ref SC 8/239/11918 : Petition to Edward III, 16 Sept requesting a remady

William Soper, witnessed a land grant from Henry of la Pomeray, Lord of Berry to John Wickincg. (other witnesses, Robert of Scobehill, Nicholas of Pol, John Scogh). One virgate of land in ward of Bymdon, north of the Stokenham to Kingsbridge Road. Rent: 24d pa, to the court of Bymdon, 1355 : Devon Record Office ref 3799M-0/ET/23/2 www.a2a

a Soper recorded in Devon & Cornwall clerks, clerics, monks & clergy 1370-82 : scan for sale Theoriginalrecord.com

Robert Sapere, witness at Kingsbridge a 'deed of gift', 1373, a messuage at Horswill from Alesia Bogheweye to Stephen of Hydeswill. 20 shillings pa for 10 years, then 2s pa. Other witnesses, Thomas Nottecomb, John Bourlegh, Peter Mey, John Lyne : Devon Record Office ref 3799M-0/ET/15/1 www.a2a

Robert Sopere, was 1 of 5 who witnessed a lease at Lodeswill [Loddiswell, Dev], between Joan Arundell of Lodeswill manor & Maud Bakeres & son : 19 Apr 1385 (witnesses Hethfelde, Hacche, Wolston, Sopere, Crempe): archives of Arundell family of Lanherne & Trerice : Cornwall Record Office; www.a2a AR/4/2023

Robert Soper & wife Alice deforciants : John Gylle of Tavistock querent. John given 100 marks of silver for messuage, 80a land & 3a meadow in Roborough, Tavistock & quitclaimed themselves & Alice’s heirs for ever [so property came from Alice’s family] Medieval Genealogy : [deforciant: "someone who wrongfully holds lands to which another is entitled]

Anne Soper, m.John Searle (?-1389) of Denbury. Her father John Soper. She was sole heir to her nephew John Soper & only sister of John Soper, Their son was John Searle : source : The Royal Families of England, Scotland & Wales, a Searle tree extending to mid 1800's

William Soper & William Bentley lead a deputation to hunt down John Sampson, accused before the King of being pirate, 1408. They sort him at Peter Whiteley's Moretonhampstead home but he hid in his dovecote. When tracked down months later he'd been hiding at Moretonhampstead : Moretonhampstead History says the town was unruly being distant from Exeter

John Soper’s (& 18 others) ‘homages & services’ were transferred with the sale of the manor of Melhuish, Cheriton Bishop, 11 messuages & 400 acres [a knight’s homage also transferred, presume rent not serfs] Feet of Fines: CP 25/1/45/78, 25 June 1413 & 10 April 1418 Medieval Genealogy : Melhuwysshe Manor sold for 300 marks from Richard Hankeford & others to John Lande & others : 25 June 1413 : medievalgenealogy.org.uk

William Soper, a baker of Totnes : Walter Dorselegh of Dartmouth released his right in a tenement in Totnes ('Totton'), Devon to William 1419/20 (7 Henry V) : nationalarchives ref E 210/4097

William Soper, outlaw: Devon, 1436 (17 Hen VI) : Chancery: Inquisitions Post Mortem : nationalarchives ref C 139/94/58

John Soper, a deed of gift : 6 September [1443, 1504 or 1543][date given '21 Henry' (but which Henry?) possibilities, Henry V1 1442/3 : Henry VII 1504 or Henry VIII 1543] of a burgage [location not specified] to Edmund Thorne & wife Margaret : 26s 8d pa : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 69/M/2/707 www.a2a

John Soper of Forstorow Furzetor) 1450. From 'Tinworking & Land Use in the Walkham Valley' : three instances of a John Soper of Forstore (1450) or Furstor (1456 & 1470) having coined tin at Tavistock. In 1450, he presented five ingots weighing a total of 648 lbs, which was the third largest quatity presented by any individual at that coinage. The location of his tinning interests are unknown, but there are many mills & tinworks in the Walkham Valley which he could have owned or held shares in. The presence of the personal name at such an early period is of interest, once very commonplace in Walkhampton - as evinced by the name lists compiled from Elizabethan court rolls - the surname was virtually unknown in the parish from about the mid-seventeenth century onwards. source

Thomas Soper, son of William of Plymouth apprentice of William Servyngton, sadler 27 Sept 1451 (p.51) snippets from Exeter Freemen, 1266-1967 pub.1973 Google Books snippet

Robert Soper, gifted a Tenement in Hethe, Bridestowe, to Thomas Shilston: 1457 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 372/4/3/12 www.a2a

Thomas Soper ; 1 of 12 people (possibly minor tenants) mentioned at the end of a property agrement of a tenament within the gates, south of the street, Totnes : 27 Oct 1464 : from 'The History of Totnes Priory & Medieval Town', Hugh R Watkin, pub 1914, p.440 www.a2a

Thomas Soper, Thomas Philippe & John Garlond, given letters of attorney & grant to Thomas Garlond & Henry Herteknoll. All living in 'Hewys' Huish, Marwood, Devon. 1471 : a solicitor's records at Dorset Record Office, ref 1142 B/T36/34-34A www.a2a

John Soper & wife Aanastasia Soper, were issued a lease for two tenements at Lake, [Westhampton], 2 Jun 1472, from Thomas, Abbot of Buckland. A term of 64 years, rent of 13s 4d a year. The couple were directed to annually perform suit of court at Horrabridge & part of their pasturing rights were held over Bonteburgh Down [see 1504] (from Roborough Estate Records, Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office ref 70/248) They were (still) the occupiers on 1 Aug 1504, when Richard Soper & his sons Thomas Soper & Robert Soper were granted a reversionary lease on Lake source & source 2

John Soper for mending of vestimentes 7s 1479
: John Soper (being dead) from Laurence Ellys for lands & tenements at Yalyett demised to hom for 40 years paying 26s 8d yearly Google Books snippet

Richard Soper, at Plymtree 1482; page 135, Book of Plymtree : source

John Soper, carpenter 1483, made a parish chest for St Andrews, Ashburton, Dartmoor. He & fellow carpenter John Clyffe were paid 2s 10d. The chest would once have housed parish documents : source


John Soper, a local carpenter employed in restoration of Ashburton church 1510-16 “his descendants are still carpenters at Ashburton”. Pamphlet by PFS Amery, Printed 1907 but from previous ‘Devon Notes & Queries, so not clear when Sopers were carpenters presume 1890’s source

Richard Soper defended a case brought by Richard Bounde & Alice, his wife, Johane Taylour & Johane Hore, widows, daughters & heirs of Piers Stapilhill. v. Richard Soper: Detention of deeds relating to a me[ssuage] & land in Hemiock : Devon. A case sometime between 1486-1529 : C 1/189/15 : nationalarchives

Richard Soper, of Hemiock, defended a case brought by Richard(?) Bradney, of Bovey Tracey. v. Richard Soper, & John Geffrey, of Bovey Tracey, butchers.: Detention of deeds relating to a messuage & land in Bovey Tracy.: Devon. A case sometime between 1486-1529 : C 1/191/68 : nationalarchives

John Soper defended a case brought by William Burnard in Burnard v Soper : Detention of deeds relating to lands & tenements in South Molton.: Devon. A case sometime between 1486-1529 : C 1/186/76 : nationalarchives

John Soper, of Walkhampton, labourer. v. Nicholas Lyteltorre: Detention of deeds relating to a messuage & land in Sheepstor.: Devon. A case sometime between 1486-1529 : C 1/166/53 : nationalarchives

John Soper, 7 Feb 1489. Grant by John Morleys, William Clotteworthe, John Soper, Thomas Honte, John Clotworthe, John Webber, Thomas Molforde, Richard Paulyn, John Bolham & John Hollocombe to Richard Major a house, Borough of Southemolton. Devon Record Office ref D1508M/Moger/346 www.a2a : 12s 4d rent : John Soper's land West of the property

John, son & heir of Thomas Soper v John Drake, Joan Drake, widow, John Holman, Alice, his wife, & John Serett : Detention of deeds relating to a messuage & garden in Totnes, late of Richard Soper : Devon, 1500-1515 : C 1/363/5 : nationalarchives
Thomas Soper a deed between : John Drake & Walter Antron to Alice daughter & heir of William Sayer : Tenement in Totnes ('Great Totnes'), late of Thomas Soper, deceased. Exchequer: King's Remembrancer: Ancient Deeds, ref E 210/1514 : [no date, perhaps connection to 1464]: nationalarchives

John Soper 20 Nov 1503, had land to the east of a property transaction of land in the Borough of Southmolton : Devon Record Office, ref D1508M/Moger/343 www.a2a

Robert Soper, son of Henry Soper issued a quitclaim, for 1504, for Leywode, Brydestowe, to Robert Shilston : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 372/1/8/6 www.a2a

Richard Soper, Robert & Thomas, his sons, leased land at Lake, Walkhampton, Reversionary lease for 60 years, 1 Aug 1504, for 13s 4d pa, from Thomas, Abbot of Buckland : Roborough Estate, Devon : ref 70/254 [see 1472] www.a2a

Richard Soper 1 Aug 1504 a lease recorded, Lake, Westhampton [Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office 70/254] [see 1472 entry above] source

William Soper of London, gentleman, his will 12 Jul 1508 included in documents relating to Mrs Flaye's Almshouses, Goldsmith St, Exeter established 1634 (file has a broken seal of William Warham*, Archbishop of Canterbury so any connection to John Warham m.Katerine Soper, Dor, abt1535) [not linked yet]

John [Soper] brother of Richard [Soper] & son of Thomas Soper & Richard Garlond; Place, Totnes, Devon (Magna Totton) : Records of the Court of Augmentations : 1 Hen VIII (1509/10) : nationalarchives ref E 326/6215 : 2nd deed between John Soper & Richard Garlond, same year. ref E 326/5718 [see 1518 below]

John Soper paid 10d for making the players robes 1490-1 St Andrew's Churchwardens' Accounts, Ashburton; In 1516-7 John paid 2s 8d for the keeping of players' ornaments for the year & 10d for the painting 5 heads of hair (wigs?) for the same (players); John 2s 8d for keeping the clothing 1519-20; & John 3s 9d for checked cloth, for making players tunics; 6d for making staffs & 10d for crests upon heads 1529-30. Devon - Records of Early English Drama; pub.1986

John Soper, son of Thomas Soper, defended a case, through his guardian Baldwin Malet, brought by Roger Ureyn, great-grandson of John Kenecote : Ureyn v Soper : About detention of deeds relating to a messuage & land in North Molton, Devon. Sometime between 1518 & 1529 : C 1/586/10 : nationalarchives [see 1509 above]

John Soper defended a case brought by Robert a Wode, son & heir of John a Wode & his wife Isabel v John Soper, feoffee to uses.: Refusal to join with his co-feoffee George, son of John Speke, knight, in conveying a messuage & land in Yarcombe & Shevehayne.: Devon. Sometime between 1518 & 1529 : C 1/588/67 : nationalarchives

John Soper defendant in, Ambrose Dauntsey v John Soper: lands & tenements in North & South Molton, Devon. 4 mm. SMP : records batch 22 Apr 1520 - 21 Apr 1521 : Records of the Court of Requests. Public Records Office REQ 2/8/291

William Soper witnessed, in 1520, a lease on a tenement at Smalecombe [Smallacombe] in Sheepstor, issued to Walter Elford. From Dartmoor Family History Index (DFHI) source

John Soper : Devon, 1521 (12 Hen. VII) : C 142/35/53 : nationalarchives

William Soper of Woodland m.his neighbour Alice Reynell, youngest of 2 dau of John Reynall of Ogwell who m.Margaret (Alice's brothers Walter, Richard, Roger & John b.1524) source

William Soper snr, Nicholas Soper, Richard Soper, Roger Soper, John Soper jnr, John Soper jnr, William Soper jnr all in the 1525 Walkhampton Parish Subsidy Roll, surprisingly, considering they were 8 out of about 100 taxpayers in the village 1525. there's no further mention of Walkhampton Sopers in this web page's extensive parish records source

James Soper & Richard Phyllyps appointed John Ewayne rector of St Peter & St Paul, Churchstanton, in 1531. Who these 2 'patrons' were, is not known. During Ewayne's incumbency the Manor was bought from the Crown by William Clyston, his son, John, mentioned as Patron in the Seating Faculty of 1546 : [Churchstanton in Somerset (in Devon, until the revision of county boundaries, 1896)] source

Henry Soper alias Henry Farlegh : Devon, 1532/3 (24 Henry VIIi) : E 150/171/8 : nationalarchives

Leonard Soper & Joan, his wife. v. Richard Wavell.: Messuage & land in Hennock & Bovey Tracy, whereof defendant has the reversion.: Devon : 1532-1538 : C 1/892/54-56 : nationalarchives

John Sapper or Soper, 1535, …owned an 80 year tenancy at Horshedd, from a monestry in Bucklands, of 30 acres costing 8 shillings & 4 pence per year, 14 Apr 1535, [26 Henry VIII] : From a Manor of Walkhampton, Survey 1585, Devon source

Kathryn Soper, formerly of Somerset, married John Warham - (?-1572) about 1535. John had a farm named Frome Billett. Had 9 children. source

Simon Soper by copy of court roll, 4s 8d: Rent of a cottage called Mussehill in the parish of Thrusselton now hed by Soper p.114 : Devon Monastic Lands: 1536-58 Google Books snippet

Philip Soper v Stephen Casleigh of Exeter, son of Ralph Casleigh & of Alice his wife.: Tenement called the Borough & a barn in Clyst, Devon. 1538-1544 : C 1/1071/41-43 : nationalarchives

John Sopper & John Taverner Letter of attorney from Walter Burrough of Briddestawe, stanner : 1544, Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office : ref. 372/1/10/8 www.a2a. Records of Calmady family of Wembury

Edward Soper, Close of land in town of Newton Abbot, from John Furselond, gent : 1544 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 372/11/1/12 www.a2a

Thomas Soper, Devon, 1544 (25 Hen. VIII) : C 142/81/267 : nationalarchives

William Soper, alias William Farleigh, (Writ only) : Devon, 1552 (5 Edw. VI) : C 142/93/19 : nationalarchives [A Soper alias Farleigh 1552, 1614 & 1636-9]

Philip Soper's daughter Joan Hugh (nee Soper) started a court case : Roger Hugh & Joan his wife, daughter & heir of Philip Soper, v. John Parker of North Molton, Esquire.: Distress of cattle at Broad Clist, which complainants cannot replevy because they do not know where they are.: Devon., 1553-1555 : C 1/1356/67 : nationalarchives

John Soper & Joan his wife, grant of a Messuage & land in Okehampton to, Laurence Drake son of John Drake, 10 May 1554 : Release 12 May : Devon Record Office ref 3248A-0/11/287 & 8 www.a2a

Alice Sope alias Bookbinder, buried 6 Aug 1557, St Petrock. source from The Devon book trades a biographical dictionary

Johes Soper of Horshill, mentioned in manor court rolls for Walkhampton 1558, same name appears in rolls of 1564, 1569, 1571, 1581 (of Horseyeatt), 1582 & 1585 : source
Richard Soper was a Manor Court Juror in 1558, Roger Soper in 1558 & 1569

Edward Soper & John Whyte, a taylor were attorneys to a gift, 28 Jul 1562, by Christina Birtport & John Martyn, for £7. to Andrew Nycoll of Newton Abbot, of land, garden & orchard, inc 3 acres of land, in tenure of Agnes Rowpe .: Witnesses Thomas Harward, Thomas Quarne, John Jobe, Edward Cobbow, Henry Gildon, Edward Swetlond : Devon Record Office, ref D1508M/Moger/37 www.a2a

Johannes Soper was a Manor Court Juror in 1563 & 64: source

Margery Soper of Lake & Johes Soper, mentioned in Lady Day Court Rolls for Walkhampton 1564 : source

Robert Soper, John Bidlake of Bridestowe, gent, Edmund Cholwill alias Combe, Henry White a feoffment for Huttispitt, Thrushelton, from John Griggeyn of St Wetheil, Cornwall, yeoman : 1567 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 372/5/2/6 www.a2a

William Soper of Woodland will administration 1568, Bishop of Exeter Registry pub.1888 source

Roger Soper, mentioned in manor court rolls for Walkhampton 1569 : source

Walter Soper, 1 of 12 archers on the muster rolls for Marytavy & Sidenham 1569 (3 with guns, 6 pikemen & 7 billmen). Elizabeth I decreed a nationwide muster to assess defence capability www.opcdev.co.uk [Spanish Armada 1588]

: undated connection?? an Stephen Soper husbandman of Mary Tavy, defendant : Plaintif; John Nycoll, Devon court action for trespass, taking & 'replevin' source

John & Joan Soper, & daughter, 1572 .Leased a tenement & garden, for 3 shillings quaterly from 8 men of Tavistock; Tavistock Parish, Devon, ref. 482A www.a2a

Leonard Soper (c1550-?) m.Elizabeth Parr: 14 Dec 1573 Wolborough, Newton Abbot, Devon. Children; John Soper b. bef 31 Oct 1574 : Alicia Soper female, b. bef 11 Nov 1576 : Edward Soper b. bef. 15 Jan 1582, married Elinor Martin, 9 May 1603 at Hennock : Wilmot Soper b. bef. 4 Aug 1588. All b. Wolborough. m. Humphrey Rogers 13 Jul 1612 [see 1612] source

Edward Soper present 10 Jul 1573, at sale of Clarks Parks, Parish of Ilsyngton, by Christopher Copleston, Esq to Robert Hayman of Newton Abbott, Other witnesses William Helmer, William Manyng & John Goteham, John Marshall & Christopher Gribbell : 10 Jul 1573 : Devon Record Office, ref D1508M/Moger/78 www.a2a

John Soper of Chidlie th'elder Aug 5, 1574 a will in Oswyn Murray collection [other Chudleigh wills John (elder) 1574, John 1601, Dorothy 1624, Peter 1646]
John Soper m.Elizabeth Clifford, 2 Aug 1574 at Chudleigh, Devon (father: Henry Clifford Of Borscomb (?-22 Aug 1577) mother: ? Hungerford ) source 1 : source 2

Elsabeth Soper m.Edward Blackler 18 Sept 1575 Totnes, Dev : from history of Blacklawe surname source

John Soper m. Bevett_ Come, 6 Aug 1580 at Yarcombe, Devon from IGI. At the same place & day John Combe married Elizabeth Pavyes

Mr Soper an alias for Mr Good, from Lay Subsidy document, 1581, Cornwood Parish : GenUKI

John Soper was paying a land tax in 1581, Parish of Walkhampton, Devon source (Possibly this was the John Soper who gave a house to the poor of Chudleigh, for ever (no date given). "This house, near the church, was taken down many years ago". source

John Sooper & Joan Sooper, & daughter, [also called Soper] leased a tenement in Bannawill Street, Petypase Close 1581: from John Fitz & co, trustees : Rent: 23/4d annually : Tavistock Parish : Devon Record Office : ref 482A/PF 104 source [see 1572]

John Soper of Horseyeatt [Horseyeat, Nr Walkhampton, Devon] in the manor court rolls 1581, & 1582, also listed as the tenant at 'Horshedd' in the 1585 manor survey (rent 8s 4d, his lease issued on 14 Apr 1535) source

Mr Farleigh an alias for Mr Soper, in Churchwardens' Accounts, 1587,Ugborough Parish : GenUKI [A Soper alias Farleigh 1552]

Johnn Soper of Walkhampton, yeoman sold, a Tenement in Walkhampton, 20 Aug 1588, occupied by Peter Worthe, for £6 to Thomas Lucas of Tavistock, pewterer. Roborough Estate. Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office: ref 70/273 www.a2a

Anthony Soper of Woodland, yeoman conveyed a tenement called Towne, manor of Spychewikea, to Luke Serrett of Totnes, merchant, 1 Apr 1590. [Believe that?] Soper had a £46 32 Bond, 'Widecombe in the Moor' on the property from George Baker. If George's son, Robert recovered the bond, Soper would pay Serrett £22 : from Torquay Natural History Collection, Devon Record Office ref. 48/14/35/12 : Also a related document involving Anthony, 'to the use of Robert Baker son of George' from A2A ref 48/14/35/5 19 Dec 1584

Thomas Soper m.Alice Wolcot, Bovey Tracy 1596, probably Alice, dau of Hugh & Grace Wolcot, bapt 1568, Bovey Tracy (Wollcot tree continues) : wolcottfamily.com

Richard Soper v Agnes Boorer alias Soper. Deposition Book; The Diocese & Archdeaconry of Chichester, May 1597 - Mar 1599 : A2A ref Ep/I/11/8

Joane Soper m.Richard Crooft 20 Jan <1597 at St Clements dartmouth-history.org.uk

Thomas Soper, late of Wiston. his will. Parish: West Grinstead. Date 21 Sept 1598 Deposition Book; The Diocese & Archdeaconry of Chichester, A2A ref Ep/I/11/8

Robert Soper, deforciant, William & John Williams, plaintiff, Browdly & Thrushelton : 1599 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 372/14/4/5 www.a2a

John Sopper married Joan Goolle, 7 Jan 1599 in Sidmouth, both of Sidmouth ancestry.com

John Soper of Chudleigh, tanner Aug 29, 1601 a will in Oswyn Murray collection [other Chudleigh wills John (elder) 1574, John 1601, Dorothy 1624, Peter 1646]

Thomas Soper, born 9 Jul 1604, Moreton Hampstead; Father John Soper : Son John Soper, born in Moreton Hampstead, see 1634 : family tree of Richard G. Packard, Mesa, AZ azpack##@aol.com (remove##s)

John Soper b. 9 Jul 1604, Moreton Hampstead, to John Soper : Son John b.3 Jul 1634, at MH m.29 Jun 1652 at MH to Katherine : &/or m. 27 Sep 1653 at MH to Grace Collacot : (Line continues in a Blaisdell Surname list, from Sheilla Norton)

Robert Soper & Margaret, his wife, deforciant, Arthur Maynard, plaintiff, Final Concord for Brodlye Waye Parke & Brodlye Downe in Thrushelton, 1605 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 372/10/4/10 www.a2a

William Farley, alias Soper of Ugborough, will 1605, Bishop of Exeter Registry pub.1888 source

John Soper, Ashburton, 27 May 1606 a will in Oswyn Murray collection

Jonas or Johis Soper b.c1609 m.Maria Hill 20 Nov 1634 in Bovey Tracey, Dev; Maria b.c1613. Their dau Margrit b.1644 m.John Sparke 14 Nov 1661 Darlington, Dev. Anyone with any connection I'd like to hear. Kellie source

Joanna Soper of Whitestone & George Radford of Crediton 31 Dec 1610, m.licence, Exeter Diocese source

Wilmot Soper & Barnard Jeffard, both of Stooke Canon 25 Feb 1611/2, m.licence, Exeter Diocese source

John Soper [alias Glanvile] of Northlue & Margaret Turner of Brodwoodwiger 5 Feb 1612/3, m.licence, Exeter Diocese source

John Soper, deforciant, William Hatherlye, plaintiff : Final Concord, Way Parke, Brodley Downe etc in Thrusselton, 1612 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 372/10/3/5 www.a2a

John Soper, of Maristowe, husbandman, Bargain & sale of Houses etc in Brodley parish of Thrushelton to William Hatherlye, of Maristowe, gent : 1612 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 372/9/7/4 www.a2a

Wilmot Soper [Female], born bef. 4 Aug 1588, m.Humphrey Rogers, 13 Jul 1612 St George's, Modbury (she was born before 4 Aug 1588 Wolborough, Newton Abbot) , 5 children between 1613 & 1623, all at Modbury : source : & (see also 1573)

Soper as seller, to Hatherley, fine for lands at Milton Abbot & Thrushelton, 1612.: Strode Family Papers: Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office : ref 72/8 www.a2a

Harry Soper was a name used by Harry Farleigh, 20 Dec 1614 (no comma below, so slim chance of the impressivly named 'Richard Bastard Harry Farleigh'), in a settlement of Messuages etc at Ugborough. Called Filham, Middle Filham, North Filham, Langland, Langham & Brendons : 1 Walter Toupe of Ugborough, yeoman & Margery his wife : 2 Richard Trenicke the elder, Richard Bastard Harry Farleigh alias Soper, & James Cowne of Ugborough, yeomen : 3 Robert Toupe son of Walter & Welthen Ward of Kingston, singlewoman. ref 149/115 www.a2a [A Soper alias Farleigh 1552, 1614, 1620 & 1636-9] : [see 1620]

Gregory Soper, made universal legatee & sole executor, in will of Thomas Wreyforde of Exeter "Taillor"; Overseer, George Trente. 20 Mar 1616. Proved 29 Apr 1617 Devon Wills [3 connected? Sopers in Devon Wills book; Gregory universal legatee to Thomas Wreyforde of Exeter 1617 & witness to John Tuckee's will 1621 : Elizabeth dau of John Tucker left clothes 1749]

Mr Soper an alias for Mr Weeks, from a register 1617, Ilsington Parish : GenUKI

Hugh Soper of Chudleigh & Agnes Lyle, widow, of Kenne 14 Oct 1619, m.licence, Exeter Diocese source
Henry Farley alias Soper of South Brent, yeoman, lessee of 60 acres called Stodden Downes : 18 Apr 1620 : Rent 6s., heriot 40s : lease to be inherited by William & Thomazine, children of lessee : Devon Record Office: ref 123M/L55 www.a2a [see Harry 1614 & many Farleigh mentions on page]

Gregory Soper & Dorothy Sparrow, witnessed will of John Tucker of St Mary the Great. Exeter dated 'Feast of St Stephens' 1621 [26 Dec-but to late? unless 1620?]; Bequests to sons John, Hugh & child his wife expects; Residue to Ursula, residury legatee & sole executrix; proved 16 Jan 1621 Devon Wills : [3 connected? Sopers in Devon Wills book; Gregory universal legatee to Thomas Wreyforde of Exeter 1617 & witness to John Tuckee's will 1621 : Elizabeth dau of John Tucker left clothes 1749]
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Gregory Soper was left 'my saddle bridle & furniture & a caliver'. A cousin was left 'a gown cloth of sarge, which lies unmade at Gregory Soper's'. The will of Radford Mauericke, Minister in Exeter, 20 Jul 1622. Robert was one of the five overseeers of the will. Possibly in the parish of St Mary the More [a caliver was a primitive type of musket] source

Richard Soper 'Churchyard Repairs - Nuthurst Ex. Paris: John Awood? & William Agate of Nuthurst, Churchwardens v Richard Soper of West Grinstead'. Deposition Book; The Diocese & Archdeaconry of Chichester, 16 June 1621 : A2A ref Ep/I/11/13

John Soper left a house to the parish 1622; (it was suppying 40s pa for parish poor by 1878) 1878 Devon Directory

Audrey Sooper, widow, late tenant of a building with ½ acre, by Merifield Greene, Sidmouth, 26 Sept 1623 : ref. Z14/1 : Devon Record Office www.a2a

Stephen Soper & Mary Goteham both of East Allington 31 Oct 1623, m.licence, Exeter Diocese source

Dorothy Soper of Chudleigh, Apr, 1624 a will in Oswyn Murray collection [other Chudleigh wills John (elder) 1574, John 1601 (tanner), Dorothy 1624, Peter 1646]

Soper v Gravett: Devon. C 3/415/14 & Soper v. Soper: Devon. Court cases sometime between 1626 & 1639 : C 3/415/15 : from nationalarchives

Symon Soper of Chudleighe & Mary Prouse of Tiverton, widow 26 Sep 1626, m.licence, Exeter Diocese source

Barbara Soper m.John Knapman 10 Aug 1626 at Staverton St Paul (adjacent to Dartington); source site speculates John a ‘clerk’, or priest. peviously m.Hanna Brewer? 29 Sep 1614

John Soper sen. of Bovey Tracy will 1630, Bishop of Exeter Registry pub.1888 source

Anthony Soper of Tamerton Foliot, yeoman, & Dorothy, his wife : Tamerton 1631 : Lease from John Coplestone of Coplestone, esq : records of Radcliffe family of Warleigh, Devon : Deeds in Halwell & Tamerton Foliot: Leases ref: 407/2/1/3 [Halwell manor is in the parish of Ashburton : Tamerton Foliot is a parish] www.a2a

John Soper, born 3 July 1634 in Moreton Hampstead, married Grace Collacot? 27 Sept 1653, Moreton Hampstead, (or John Soper m. Katherine?, Jun 1652 or m. both) Son of Thomas Soper birth see 1604 : Christopher Soper see 1657 & Johan Soper b.1658 : family tree

John Soper of Thrushelton, yeoman. Covenant of Broadley -Mutilated- [document not John] to Arthur Soper : 11 Jan 1635 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office: ref 457/511 : [8 other '457/' Soper records from same solicitor's office] www.a2a : [Arthur & son Peter, Thrushelton lease 1684]

Thomas Farleigh alias Soper, of Ugborough, husbandman. A 25 year morgage with Johane Warren of Ugborough, widow. Land called Chuston Meadow containing 1¼ acres in Chuston, Parish of Ugborough : Principal: £20 : 1636 : Diptford Parish : Devon Record Office: ref 3095 A - 1/PF 21 www.a2a : [A Soper alias Farleigh 1552, 1614, 1620 & 1636-9]

Thomas Farleigh alias Soper, of Ugborough, yeoman. A 99 year lease with John Gull of Ugborough, a weaver, wife & son Johane & John Gull. Portwill House, Cheston. parish of Ugborough with a herb garden & ¼ acre Portwill Meadow, with common of pasture on Cheston Common & Portwill Common : 1638 : Consideration: £18 10s : Diptford Parish : Devon Record Office: ref 3095 A - 1/PF 22 www.a2a

Soper, from Strode, lease of land at Bradford in Ugborough.1638 :Strode Family Papers: Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office : ref 72/519 www.a2a

Thomas Farleigh alias Soper & Johanna his wife, & Philippa Farleighe alias Soper, widow, defs, 'Indenture of fine', against John Scoble and George Smyth quers.: 1639 : A messuage & lands in Cheston, Wrangaton & Ugborough : Diptford Parish : Devon Record Office: ref 3095 A - 1/PF 12 [his past property in the Manor of Wrangaton, Parish of Ugborough, was referenced in a 1812 lease] www.a2a

John Soper (?-1640) a tanner of Chudleigh. Will Register, 2 May 1640 nationalarchives [a John in Chudley m.1574]

John Soper, John & Thomas Soper : Index of Males over 18 in the parishes of Moretonhampstead, Hennock, Lustleigh, Bovey Tracey, Manaton, Ilsington, & Widecombe in the Moor 1641 & 1642 Genuki

Joan Soaper m.William Mabb, 29 Nov 1641 St Andrews, Plymouth ancestry.com


1641 Protestation Returns Parliment decreed that all men, over 18, in the country should swear their allegance to the Church of England, refusal meant, assumed to be a Catholic & banned from pubic office [a most parishes below has only has 1 Soper [pure speculation] perhaps household head might sign for adult sons]

Arthur Soper Doddiscombsleigh parish, Hundred of Exminster 1641 Protestation Oath devonheritage.org

Christopher Soper of Highweek parish (suburb of Newton Abbot), Hundred of Teignbridge 1641 Protestation Oath devonheritage.org

Daniel Soper of Broadclyst parish, Hundred of Cliston 1641 Protestation Oath devonheritage.org

Edward Soper of Rewe parish, Hundred of Wonford. 1641 Protestation Oath devonheritage.org

Edmund Soper, John Soper & Peter Soper, 111 men over 18, Bridestowe parish, Protestation Returns, 1641 opcdev.co.uk

Henry Soper, John Soper, Laurence Soper & Nicholas Soper, 129 men over 18, Bratton Clovelly parish, Hundred of Lifton, Protestation Returns, 1641 www.opcdev.co.uk

Robert Soper parish Netherexe, Hundred of Hayridge took 1641 Protestation Oath source

Thomas Soper Paignton parish, Hundred of Haytor 1641 Protestation Oath devonheritage.org

William Soper & John Soper of St Blazey parish, 4 Mar 1641 took the 1641 Oath of Protestation , 'x' (as neither could sign) : of 116 men, 10 refused. source

Soper family, was one of many in Bovey Tracy's Protestation Returns of 1642, Property owners paying Church & poor relief tax : source see also 1791


Francis Soper m.Margret Baddeford 16 Sep 1644 Dartford, Dev dartmouth-history.org.uk
The Register book of Dartmouth
Francis Soper m.Margret Baddeford 16 Sep 1644:
Margaret Soper m.James Straw 20 Jan 1650/1:
Margery Soper m.Robert Moor 26 Dec 1683
John Soper m.Jane Gribble 10 Jul 1774; He signs. Witnesess; Edward Dashper & Ric. Pillar. [?a Jane widow m.1797]
Dolly Soper m.John Edwards, 20 Jun 1780; He signs. Witnesess; John Rumsum & Ric. Pillar.
Jane Soper, widow, m.William Cloak of Townstall, mariner 6 Feb 1797 by licence. He signs. Witnesess; Peter Mouchemore & John Soper [?a Jane m.John Soper 1774]
William Soper Penhey m.Mary Ann Rider, 21 Feb 1802: by licence. Both sign. Witnesess; Ann Cockey & John Cockey
John Soper m.Betsy Gidley, 4 Apr 1802 by Licence. Both sign. Witnesess; Gust. Hannaford & Mary Hannaford.
Elizabeth Soper m.Henry Cane, 1 Aug 1803, by Licence. Both sign. Wits; Richard Stadworthy & Mary Earle.
Robert Soper & Kitty Venn witnessed m. of Joseph Venn of Townstall & Charity Gripe of Newton Abbot, Sojnr. 27 Feb 1806 by licence. Both sign
Annes Soper m.Joseph Delve, witnessed m.of Andrew Tracy & Mary Beard, widow. 14 Sep 1806, He signs
Ann Soper m.John Cholwill Adams; 21 Sep 1806: Both sign. Witnesess: Andrew Tracy & Jane Soper
Martha Soper m.William Hurrell, Sojnr; 26 Dec 1811: Both sign. Witnesess: Thomas Silly & Mary Grey.
Samuel Soper, M Wright, Sarah Rowe & Jane Pering. witnessed m. of Charles Rowe of Townstall, mariner & Grace Perring, 11 May 1816: by licence. Both sign
Thomas Soper Slope of St.George, Middx. m.Mary Baker, 12 Jun 1832: by L. Both sign. Witnesess; John Baker, Sarah Baker & Elizabeth Wills. : [a London draper 1832]
John Soper, spirit merchant m.Caroline Wills, by licence. 15 Dec 1838: maker; Both sign. Witnesess; John Parton, Mary W. Leach & Elizabeth Wills. Fathers Dts; Peter Soper, yeoman & -blank-. Marriages 1839
John Soper, William Baker & Julian Steer witnessed m. of Joseph John Baker, Gent. of Hillesden, Middx & Harriet Porter Wills, 11 Oct 1843: Both sign. by Licence. Fathers Dts; Joshua Baker, auctioner & Robert Wills, spirit merchant.
John Soper & Robert Wills. witnessed m.of John Alsop, merchant & Catherine Porter Wills, 19 May 1845: by licence. No 110; Both sign. Witnesess; Fathers Dts; Robert Alsop, merchant & Robert Wills, Merchant
Maria Soper, T Steer, A Sweetland, C Alsop & Frances ??; witnessed m. of William Ford, merchant & Juliana Steer 26 May 1846; by licence. Both sign; Fathers Dts; William Ford, Merchant & Richard Weeke Steer, master mariner

John Soper of Boradwoodger, Dec 26, 1644 a will in Oswyn Murray collection

Adam Soper of Ugborough, Dec 14, 1646 a will in Oswyn Murray collection

Peter Soper of Chudleigh, Oct 31, 1646 a will in Oswyn Murray collection [other Chudleigh wills John (elder) 1574, John 1601 (tanner), Dorothy 1624, Peter 1646]

John Soper, a tanner of Chudleigh. sold Mills Park, Yorks; 'a close of land adjacent to the 3 mills called Park Mills; 25 Mar 1650 in deed of sale to Andrew Cholwich : Now Parkway Mill see photo

Margaret Soper m.James Straw 20 Jan 1650/1 Dartford, Dev dartmouth-history.org.uk

Barbara Soper & William Tottle were defendants in, 'Cholwich v Soper', 1651 Chudleigh, Devon Plaintiff Andrew Cholwich : ref C 6/120/35, The National Archives, Kew : www.nationalarchives : [presume connection between this William Tottle & the George Tuthill in 1658 case]

Nicholas Sopera yeoman of Woodland, Dev. Will, 24 Jan 1652 : scan available online www.nationalarchives ref.prob11/220

John Soper in court cases between 1652 & 1655, perhaps connected? : from nationalarchives
Cole v Collings & Soper : John Cole v Robert Collings & John Soper: money matters, Devon : Court of Chancery, 1652 : C 10/16/25
Insley & Soper v Attwill & Palmer, Devon, 1652 : C 10/18/76
Insley, Soper v Palmer : Devon, 1653 : C 10/20/67
Soper v Attwill, 1655 : C 5/404/310
Soper v Palmer : Devon, 1655 : C 5/398/133

Archilaus Soper, was a defendant in 'Hawkings v Soper, 1653, Devon : Subject, money : Plaintiff; John Hawkings John Plaintiff : Defendants, Archilaus Soper, William Juster & John Staninge : ref C 6/122/71: www.nationalarchives

Thomas Soper, of Aishburton, a clothier, involved in a grant, to meet debts of John Yolland, of Aishburton, deceased, of a messuage in the borough of Aishburton. Letters of Attorney to Thomas Soper & John Barons, 1 Oct 1656 [debt from John Yolland, Robert Phibs, Thomas Bradridge, Thomas Kelly & Thomas Cannter to William Crainch of Aishburton, clothier] : Soper & Craich involved in a related transaction 21 May 1657 : Deeds & Papers for the Kentchurch Court Estate : Herefordshire Record Office ref AL40/756, 757 & 758 www.a2a

Thomas Soper of St Clement Danes, Msex., a tailor. A £68 bond from Charles Fragle, Lezant, gent. Payment to T. Soper on following 25 Nov £39. Witness George Robins, Mary King : 29 June 1657 : ref CY/1518 www.a2a

Christopher Soper, born 24 Nov 1657, Moreton Hampstead, Dev. married Anne Prowse 5 Apr 1686 : sister Johan Soper, b.18 Mar 1658 : Parents; John Soper birth see 1634 & Grace Collacot. : Son Benjamin Soper see 1690 family tree

Robert Soper, the defendant in 'Tuthill V Soper', Devon, 1658 George Tuthill, the Plaintiff : Subject, Money. : refC 6/46/21: www.nationalarchives : [presume connection with this Tuthill & the Tottle in, 'Cholwich v Soper', 1651]

Simon Soper, was a defendant in 'Weekes v Weekes', 1661, South Tawton, Devon : Plaintiffs, Katherine Weekes : Defendants, Richard Weekes, Anthony Salter, William Durston, David Child, Simon Soper Simon & Peter Austin : ref C 6/167/99 : www.nationalarchives

Symon Soper in North Wykes, Devon, 29 Sept 1661. 1 of 16 who after midnight helped Richard Weekes, used hatchet & iron bar to break open the door of Katherine Weeks's chamber & swords & death threats force her family out of their house, the day after husband John Week's funeral. Richard (unrelated) took documents that might allow him to disinherit the heirs. Katherine apparently helped Richard extract a favourable will from the dying young man, as they were not main heirs, but Richard fell out with them. Katherine got nothing & Richard died in Fleet debtors prison after 8 years. Simon Soper apparently a ringleader as he was singled out by the Parish Constable to keep the peace. However, as doors were subsequently forced, the warning apparently ignored. source

Alice Soper m.Thomas Turner 16 Oct 1661; St Andrews, Chardstock marriages, source

Thomas Soper of St Clement Danes, Msex., a tailor. A £400 bond from Sir John Coryton, West Newton Ferrers, Kt. & Bt. & John Rashleigh of Coombe, Cornwall, esq. (Coryton & Rashleigh to pay Soper £203 before 22 Apr following). Witnesses Henry Pengelly, J. Marshall, William Stephens : 4 May 1661 : ref CY/1489 www.a2a

William Soper, of Aishburton, a butcher. A document 20 June 1662, 'in trust for Tobias Leare of Staverton, seaman' ref 48/14/57/6 : another document 18 & 19 May 1675 www.a2a

Thomas Soper of St Clement Danes, Msex., a tailor. A £327 bond from Sir John Coryton, West Newton Ferrers, Kt. & Bt. & John Rashleigh of Coombe, Cornwall, esq. (Coryton to pay £163-11s. to Soper on following 29 Sept). Witness J. Marshall : 30 May 1664 : ref CY/1490 www.a2a

John Soper, 1 of 7 people occupying 7 messuages, [possibly in Ugborough] that was bequethed to William by William Farleigh the elder of Wrangaton . 1664 : Devon Record Office ref 2779 M/27/6 www.a2a

Thomas, John & Agnes Soper, a plaintif in 'Soper v Stawell', 1666 about Bovey Tracy & Langaller Monor, Devon : Plaintiffs, William Soper, John Soper, Agness Soper & Richard Lyle : Defendants, Sir John Stawell, William Harte, Thomas Conyan & William Jacob : C 6/280/143 : www.nationalarchives : [Stawell, Hart/Harte & Conyan/Coninham in both 1666 & 1667 cases]

John Soper received 5s from sister in law Thomasin Westaway widow of Inwardleigh in his will 13 Dec 1667; [might only work if Thomasin a widow?]; source

John & William Soper, plaintives in 'Courtney v Orchard', 1667, about Langaller manor, Devon : Plaintives Sir William Courtney (baronet}, William Courtney, Thomas & John Leare, & John & William Soper : Defendants Thomas Orchard, Stephen Beele, John Steere, Sir John Stawell (knight), William Hart & Thomas Coninham : ref C 6/74/15: www.nationalarchives : [Stawell, Hart/Harte & Conyan/Coninham in both 1666 & 1667 cases]

Gregory Soper of Chagford Jun 19, 1667 a will in Oswyn Murray collection [other Changford wills Gregory 1667, George 1672, Henry 1698 & Anthony 1733] :
Gregory Soper m.2 Oct 1655 to Katherine Comynge at Chagford, Devon

Agnetam Sopper [latin for Agnes?] married Edward Osborne 4 Jul 1667. Register of Clyst St. George, Devon ancestry.com

Thomasin Soper & Richard Worthg were marryed the 16th day of November 1669 at Marystowe : from Genuki

John Soper (& 100+ others) gave humble thanks to your Majesty for allowing the indulgance of a congregation in Dartmouth 15 Mar (1670?) : from 'non-conformity under persecution and indulgence' pub.1911

John Soper married Agnes Buckingham at Mortonhampstead, (IGI) 23 Apr 1672. The only baptism of John Soper, MH, 3 Jul 1634, gives father as Thomas. There are no marriages (IGI) for Thomas Soper at MH but there is a baptism for a Thomas 9 Jul 1604, father John Soper. So I suspect they were from MH from way back. There's only 20 miles between B. Clovelly & MH so there are possibly links between these families. from Madalene Frost James Pengelly source

John Sopper (sic) bapt 5 Nov 1672, Rame nr.Plymouth. m.Elizabeth ?, children Richard Soper & John Soap (sic) : www.kindredkonnections, a lost link

George Soper (Gregory) of Chagford, Jan 11, 1672 a will in Oswyn Murray collection [other Changford wills Gregory 1667, George 1672, Henry 1698 & Anthony 1733]

Ann Soaper married Richard Nailour, 3 Nov 1674 : Licence issued by the Faculty Office : [parked here in Devon notes as no county given - see also 1691]

James Soper of Ugborough, yeoman 1676 : involved with 'deed to declare the uses of a fine' : 1 James Pollexfen, gent, of Ugborough : 2 Servington Savery of Shilston, esq, Thomas Searle of Aveton Gifford, mercer, & James Soper of Ugborough, yeoman : 3 Joseph Hingston, the younger, of Modbury, clothier : Lower Yeo, East Bawcombe, Crosse Parkes, Blowdens, Furse Parkes, Shillwood, East Haredon, Trehill, Newlands, Higher Yeo & Lansford in Ugborough & Peter Tavy : ref 279/108 www.a2a : [a Savington Savery Soper (1842-79) at Totnes]

Thomas Soper cordwainer, took as an apprentice, Margery Hartland (dau of Judith, widow), Totnes record 1676 : ref 1579A-0/24/60/109 www.a2a

Gregory Soper, mentioned in Richard Izacke's Antiquities of the City of Exeter was first published in 1677 improved & republished up to 1741 page 20 of a summary booklet : Genuki [a 1622 mention of a Gregory]

John Soper & Stephen Wotton's names inscribed on bell nr2, at Woodlands 1678 : from Church Bells of Devon

Jane Soper m.Joseph Berry, 14 Jan 1678/9 at Lustleigh : In 1685/6, 1682/3, & 1730, of Bovey Tracey. From ca. 1703, Joseph owned an eighth part of Knowle, in Wreyland manor, Bovey Tracey, had 4 children : In 1685/6, 1682/3, & 1730, of Bovey Tracey. From ca. 1703, Joseph owned an eighth part of Knowle, in Wreyland manor, Bovey Tracey source

William Soper bapt, 5 Oct 1680, to Adam Soper & JoaneWest Alvington Baptism List : source & source

William Soper of Marlton [nr Paignton], PCC Will 23 Feb 1680; 1676-1685 source : available online from nationalarchives prob11/362

Mary Soper m.John Wolcott 27 Sep 1680 at St Clements dartmouth-history.org.uk

John Soper of Broadhempston, weaver, & family, 1680. Settlement certificates & bond. Littlehempston Parish, Overseers of the Poor. Devon Record Office: ref 2217A/PO 17/2 [certifys that a family are citizens of a parish & therefore entitled to receive relief benefits] www.a2a

William Soper, 1680, event 'terrier' [is this a land transaction], Marlton [Marldon, nr Paignton] : from 'Index of Events in South Pool', page 5 : source, folio 30 : from Genuki

John Soper & Mary Moorcombe both of Bradwoodwiger in Devon, St Mary Magdelene at Launceston, Cornwall - 21 Dec 1681 Devon Strays in Cornwall : Genuki

Margery Soper m.Robert Moor 26 Dec 1683 Dartford, Dev dartmouth-history.org.uk

Arthur Soper & son John Soper of Thrushelton in an arbitration award, concerning lands in Bradley, Thrushelton v.Henry Prest of Stowford, gent : 25 Sept 1684 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office : ref 457/30 : [8 other '457/' Soper records from same solicitor's office] www.a2a : [Thrushelton lease from John to Arthur 1635 : Earlier Thrushelton mentions Robert lease 1567 & court 1599, with wife Margaret 1605 : John 1612 & will 1702] : [Arthur Soper in Thrushelton : gets Broadleigh property from widow mother Hannah* 1715-perhaps transfered 1717 : loyalty oath (& a John) 1723 : Freeholder 1733 & 1741 : Lease of Alder to son John 1741 : John freeholder there 1751-99 : John & Ann bapt John 1752 : Deed 1756 : Freeholder 1762 : Took apprentices 1761 & '71 : (*Hannah probate 1765) : John to only son John 1773 : Freeholder (& Richard) 1783 : Lease (John father of John deceased) 1796 : Freeholder (& Richard) 1799 : Mrs Mary took apprentice 1812 & 1818 : Sopers at Alder Farm 1846, 1880 & 1887]

Richard, son of John Soper of Ubber, would inheiret the lease of Richard Prouse of South Brent, yeoman (after his children) : 11 Apr 1685 : Property included fields of Long Park 8 acres, West Park 7 acres & several other fields : Devon Record Office, ref 123M/L256 www.a2a

John Soper the leder of Marldon, Jan 28, 1686 a will in Oswyn Murray collection

Christopher Soper m.Anne Prowse 5 Apr 1686 (Ann b.29 Jun 1669) tree by Chris January; & ancestry.com Christopher bpt.24 Nov 1657 Morton Hampstead (parents ? & ?)
- Richard Soper b.4 Oct 1686; m.Elizabeth Skinner 15 Apt 1718 Ilsington; children Elizabeth b.1717; William b/1721 & Richard b.1723 all Ilsington
- Henry Soper b.20 Jan 1687/88 Ilsington
- Benjamin Soper b.13 Apr 1690 Ilsington; m.Anne Furlong 19 Sep 1718 Ilsington; d.9 Sep 1743 Ilsington
- William Soper b.2 Dec 1692 Ilsington
- William Soper b.8 Oct 1693 Ilsington; m.Joan Bayley 2 Oct Ilsington; 7 children 1721-29
- Ann Soper b.2 Mar 1694/95 Ilsington
- Mary Soper b.22 Jan 1696/97 Ilsington
- John Soper b.4 Sep 1701 Ilsington; m.Joan Paddon 28 NOV 1727 Ilsington; son John
- Petter (Peter) Soper b.7 Jan 1702/03 Ilsington

Thomas Soaper of St. Blazey, tinner : Elizabeth, wife & John, son : took a 99 year lease 29 Sep. 1686, on newly-erected house & garden; lower end of the Mill Park, with common pasture from the mill up to the Chapel, between the parishes of St. Austell & St. Blazey. Lease from Thomas Boddy of St. Blazey, yeoman : ref. CN/530/1 source

Agness Soper & Arthur Peek m. Dittisham 1689 at Dittisham dartmouth-history.org.uk

Benjamin Soper, b.13 Apr 1690, Ilsington, Devon. m.Anne Furlong 19 Sept 1718, Ilsington. Parents Christopher Soper b.1657 & Anne Prowse : Son Benjamin Soper, b.Ilsington, 1726 : family tree

Matthew Soper m.28 Nov 1690 Christian Fox (bpt.17 1672 Ugborough to John Fox & Elizabeth Cotleye); sherriff line
- Mary Soper bpt.12 Jan 1691 Ugborough
- Elizabeth Soper bpt.2 Mar 1694 Ugborough; m.Edward Pulliblank 14 Jun 1717 St George's, Modbury, Dev; parents Matthew Soper & Christian Fox; child Edward bap.28 Mar 1718 & William bpt.17 Feb 1720 Modbury, (Elizabeth d.1782 age 88 Modbury Dev; ancestry.com)
- Agnis Soper bpt.4 Jun 1696 Ugborough
- John Soper bpt.17 Mar 1699 Ugborough
- Mathew Soper bpt.1 Aug 1701 Ugborough
- William Soper bpt 23 Jun 1704 Ugborough
- James Soper bpt.23 Oct 1706 Ugborough
- Christian Soper bpt.27 May 1709 Ugborough

Robert Soaper, a fuller 7 Sep 1691 : Exeter Freemen : 1670 : Mayor's Court Book ancestry.com

Christopher Soaper, apprentice of Thomas Rogers, both fullers 22 Jun 1691: Exeter Freemen : Mayor's Court Book ancestry.com [another Soaper apprenticed same year - see also Robert a fuller in same year]

John Soaper, clothier, apprentice of William Holmes 7 Sep 1691 : Exeter Freemen : Mayor's Court Book ancestry.com [another Soaper apprenticed same year]

John Soaper, son of William Soaper, apprenticed in husbandry to Robert Lillicrap of Okehampton, husbandman : 1691 Okehampton Parish : Devon Record Office: ref. 3210 A/PO 10/65 www.a2a

Alice Soaper married Manasses Launder 9 Sep 1691 : Licence issued by the Faculty Office : [parked here in Devon notes as no county given - see also 1691]

William Soper, Richard Downe, Joseph Guier & Robert Squibb witnessed will of Henry Newbery of Yartcombe, Dev, yeoman, 7 Jun 1692. Proved 1696 To dau Lydia (Mrs Thomas Pole) 1s. To my now wife Grace the tenement called Hea where I live; remainder to son Robert tenements in Yartcombe, Membury, Upottery & Farringdon, all Dev & lands in Marshwood, Dor source

George Soper, a Church Commissioner's lease in East Curry Manor, 14 Aug 1694 : Somerset Record Service : DD\CC\B/113488 [see 1694, 1695, 1715 & 1716] www.a2a

Mary Soper; a Church Commissioner's lease in East Curry Manor, 4 Oct 1695 : Somerset Record Service : DD\CC\B/113494 [see 1694, 1695, 1715 & 1716] www.a2a

John Soaper apprenticed in husbandry to George Pedler of Okehampton, yeoman - date: 1695 : Devon Record Office : Okehampton Parish : ref. 3210 A/PO 10/75 source

Mathew Soper worked as a blacksmith in Ugborough; 17thC (most churchwardens’ records missing 1684-1725, but Mathew bridges that gap). He m.1696, a churchwarden 1711, did regularly work 1725-34. His £2 9s 5d ironwork bill 1731 was higher than usual, carpenters made N porch door taht year so probably made the large hook & twist hinges of the great door.
: Mathew’s son, John Soper (c1706-1797) 1st in church accounts 1735 & in most years to 1780s. Several bill survive eg. Apr 1751 for 2 new stes & mendering 2 stes for ye bells & naills for ye same for iron work for ye Willbara for a hapson & stapele 6s 11d. John sharpened & repaired tools for the highway surveyors & bills survived. John d.1797, age 91 years. His slate headstone by church porch is legible as the day it was cut. from Ugborough history page
: Mathew of Ugborough [Marked], swore the loyalty oath at The Chiphouse Chamber, Modbury, 30 Aug 1723
: John blacksmith of Ugborough. Died 19 Mar 1797, aged 91 years. source

Frances Soper of Totnes, widow, 1 of 5 selling a lease of Whiphills tenement, Ermington, to John Skinner of Ermington, yeoman Consideration: £450 : 1697 [John Foxeworthy of Ley, Modbury, gent, Frances Soper of Totnes, widow, William Strode of Dittisham, gent, & Henry Legassicke of Modbury, gent] : Kitley Estate, Yealmpton : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office: ref 74/70/12-13 www.a2a

Agness Soper & Arthur Peek m. Dittisham 1698 at Dittisham dartmouth-history.org.uk

Henry Soper of Chagford, had a will dated 16 Jan 1698. He mentions is grandson Thomas Soper of Dawlish. The will along with a number of other Soper wills can be seen on the LDS film 0916911. From Frances Radford : source & in Oswyn Murray collection : [other Changford wills Gregory 1667, George 1672, Henry 1698 & Anthony 1733]

Mary Soaper apprenticed to Roger Were, yeoman, 1698 : Overseeers of the Poor, Sowton Parish, Devon Record Office: ref. 780A/PO 417 www.a2a

William Soper in list of 21 trained soldiers for Okehampton Parish; Lifton Hundred in Militia assesment 30 Oct 1699

William Soper of Bovey Tracy, yeoman. Counterpart of lease land at Kenton 13 Sept 1700, from Earl of Bathe : 1 seal, 1 signature 12 Sep : Grafton Estate Catalogue : Northamptonshire Record Office ref G2825 source

Joseph Soper, was apprenticed to John Blatchford for the parsonage : [no date :late 1700s ?] : Exbourne Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 3326 A/PO 5/3/11 [see also 1765] www.a2a

John Soaper of Ugborough yeoman, his children Richard & Elizabeth, 18 Oct 1700 lease at Horsbrook containing dwelling house, water grist mill, treble mill & 21 acres, South Brent Manor (signed & sealed) : Richard Soper of Ugborough yeoman & wife Tryphens took the lease 11 Oct 1706 : Devon Record Office. ref 123M/L354 www.a2a

John Soper of St Sidwell, Exon, Jan 9, 1701 a will in Oswyn Murray collection [other Exeter wills John 1701, Grace (widow of John) 1705, Abraham 1707, John (snr) 1764, Edward 1785, Elizabeth 1821, Elizabeth 1849, Edwind 1878, Henry 1876]

John Soper, of Thrushelton, will & probate : 1702 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office: ref 457/201 : [8 other '457/' Soper records from same solicitor's office : see 1684] www.a2a

Nathaniel Soper of St Sidwells, Exeter will administration 1703, Bishop of Exeter Registry, Bishop of Exeter Registry pub.1888 source

Thomas Soper, a plaintif in 'Drake v Holmes' 1703. Place ? : a suit concerning the testator's mortgage & marriage agreement : Plaintifs John Drake, Thomas Soper, Edward Done & James Moody : Defendants Henry Holmes, Richard Milner, Jane Done, Sir Thomas Griffith & Thomas Done [& perhaps others] C 6/404/9 : www.nationalarchives

Richard Soper of Ugborough yeoman leesee of ½ tenement called Gingford & 17 acres. [John, lessee's son, would inheirit lease] : 19 Oct 1705 : (Rent; 5s 1d, heriot best beast or £2 13s 4d, to grind at the lord's customary mills in South Brent, to plant 3 oak, ash or elm trees annually or forfeit 3s 4d for each tree) : Devon Record Office, ref 123M/L378 www.a2a

Richard Sooper was apprenticed to Agnes Howard, widow 1705 : Overseers to the Poor, Sowton Parish : [2 Hoopers apprenticed a year before & earlier] Devon Record Office: ref. 780A/PO 422 www.a2a

Grace Soper widow of John Soper of St Marys Steps, Exon, Nov 21, 1705 a will in Oswyn Murray collection [other Exeter wills John 1701, Grace (widow of John) 1705, Abraham 1707, John (snr) 1764, Edward 1785, Elizabeth 1821, Elizabeth 1849, Edwind 1878, Henry 1876]
John Soper m.Grace Caffe 3 Sep 1697, St Mary Steps, Exeter

Richard Soper m.Mary Oxenham 30 Jun 1706 Chagford, Devon. A list of Oxenham's marriages

Richard Soper of Ugborough yeoman leesee of a tenement in Horsbrook containing dwelling house, a water grist mill, a Treble mill & 20 acres : 11 Oct 1706 : Lease would be inherited by Tryphens, lessee's wife : (Rent; 37s 4d, heriot best beast or £4,to plant 3 oak, ash or elm trees annually or forfeit 3s 4d for each tree) : Devon Record Office, ref 123M/L379 www.a2a

Abraham Soper, Apr 25, 1707 of St. Sidwells, Exeter a will in Oswyn Murray collection [other Exeter wills John 1701, Grace (widow of John) 1705, Abraham 1707, John (snr) 1764, Edward 1785, Elizabeth 1821, Elizabeth 1849, Edwind , Henry 1876]
an Abraham Soper m.27 Aug Kennerleigh, Dev (or Kinnerley, Shrops) : son? Abraham Soper's b16 Mar 1690 & m.14 Aug 1727, both St Sidwell

Richard Soper of South Brent yeoman leesee of 8 closes of land, parcel of a tenement called Webland, containing 34 acres & called Lome park & other land. [wife of leesee, Tryphena & their daughter Tryphena, would inheirit lease] : 20 Oct 1707 : (Rent 16s., heriot 32s., to plant 3 oak, ash or elm trees annually or forfeit 3s. 4d. for each tree), sign & seal of Richard Lease, 99 years or 3 lives. Fine £140 : Devon Record Office, ref 123M/L393 www.a2a

Thomasin Soaper was apprenticed to Abraham Hollmore, yeoman, in Housewifery, 1707 : Overeers of the Poor, St. Thomas Union, Alphington Parish ; Devon Record Office ref. 1481A/PO 703/39 [Sarah & Sammuel Soper apprenticed in same parish 1709 & 1710] www.a2a. Available online from National Archives

Stoke St Gregory, Parish Register of burials : source
Sarah Soper 18 May 1707
John Soper 7 Dec 1712
Joan Soper 26 Feb 1716
Elizabeth Soper 11 May 1718
William Soper 4 Mar 1722
Joan Soper 19 Oct 1729
Jonathan Soper 22 Mar 1730
Richard Soaper 5 Jul 1730
Jonathan Soper 28 Mar 1735
Mary Soper 10 Augt 1735
George Soper 18 Feb 1736
Henry Soper 20 Feb 1743

Sarah Soper apprenticed to John Mole, blacksmith, in housewifery, 1709. Alphington Parish : St Thomas Union, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office: ref 1481A/PO 703/44 www.a2a

Anne Soper dau of John Soper of St Mary Church, born at Ferryland 4 Nov 1710 in Newfoundland. Baptismal Entries, Parish Records of Staverton, Devon source : This may help find where the Sopers of Newfoundland originated. In the 1600s & 1700s Devon fishermen fished Nfd in summer. This information would lead me to believe that at least John Soper took his wife with him

Sammuel Soper apprenticed to Susanna Horne, spinster, in Husbandry, 1710. Alphington Parish : St Thomas Union, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office: ref 1481A/PO 703/46 www.a2a

Henry Soper 'and a great number of other electors of this borough against Mr Lloyd & Mr Tuckfield by means of threats, treats & bribery' at Ashburton 1 Dec 1710 : Parliament voted to remove them as MPs 1711 : google books : a History of the House of Commons : In 1816 Ashburton has 3080 inhabitants, 200 freeholders could vote but as Lord Clinton & Sir Palke distributed land there was effectively 2 votes

'Soper's Meadow', Bovey Tracey, mentioned in records from 1710 to 1814, [no mention of Soper at that time] Devon Record Office : ref 312M/TH470 - 504 www.a2a

William Soper in Freeholders Book for Bovey Tracy (hundred of Teignbridge), Devon, 1711 : foda.org.uk : [a William in Bovey Tracy 1711 '21, '33 & '41] : [ in same Hundred; Benjamin in Islington '62 & Walter in Ashburton '41 & '82]

Christopher Soper, a tenant of a messuage [dwelling house] in Moretonhampstead : Nicholas Scott owned the property (for 3 lives) as part of a 1711/2 marriage settlement : Devon Record Office, ref 4930 B/T/M/84, 85 www.a2a

William Soper son of William Soper, apprenticed as miller to William Howard, miller : 1711 : Okehampton Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office: ref3210 A/PO 10/93 www.a2a

John Soper innkeeper 1713/4, Totnes records, 'Bastardy bond: John Gun alias Gunfield, spinster, John Soper, innkeeper & William Braddon, innkeeper, for the maintenance of her male bastard' www.a2a, ref.1579A-0/24/53/37 [took apprentice 1717]

Mary Soper bapt.28 Nov 1714 at Cross Meeting (Presbyterian), Moreton Hampstead, Devon : scan from Non-Conformist Registers

John Soper of Plymouth gent, 99 year lease of Norton Farmhouse & other lands (166 acres) : 7 Oct 1714 : Devon Record Office, ref 123M/L621 www.a2a

William Soper of Chagford [Signed] 1 of 38 oaths sworn at North Tawton, 29 November 1715 foda.org James Soper, constable of Cornworthy [Signed] oaths sworn at Moreleigh, 22 December 1715 : [Jacobite rising of 1715 wiki]

Richard Soper for part of Webland £5; for Hosbrooke; £7 10s & Rich Soper for part of Webland £7; 1715 Militia Assessment, South Brent, Stanborough Hundred (from a list of farriers - [some exempt to provide horses]) : (parish paif for 16 horses at £50ea) foda.org

John Soper paid £7 towards £50 cost of a militia man at arms for Ugborough parish, Ermington hundred 20 Oct 1715 (vicar Francis Hodder paid £2 for land called 'Sopers'). John Soper paid £2 for 'Waterman'
: John Soper paid £8 Thrushelton parish, Lifton hundred 25 Oct 1715; parish paid for 6 foot soldiers at £34ea source
: John Soper pd.£8 North Huish parish, Stanborough hundred, parish paid 1715 for 13 men at arms @ £50ea foda.org
: Richard Soper paid £4 & Adam Soper £3 towards other £50 men foda.org
Richard Soper pd.£15 for his Tenem[en]t at Modbury parish, Ermington hundred, parish paid 1715 for 22 men at arms @ £50ea
William Soper pd.£8 Harberton parish, Coleridge hundred, parish paid for 13 men at arms @ £50ea 1715 foda.org
John Soper 1 of 9 constables, Totnes parish; militia assessment, Coleridge hundred 1715 foda.org

Hannah Soper, of Thrushelton, widow. Release of right of Land in Broadleigh & Aldar to Arthur Soper, her son, 24 Dec 1715 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office: ref 457/1127 : [8 other '457/' Soper records from same solicitor's office] www.a2a : [Arthur & son Peter, Thrushelton lease 1684]

Edward Soper £9, Joane Soper pd.£5 10s Mary Soper £5 & Charles Soper £2 towards paying for 15 man at arms (@£50ea) for Broadwoodwidger parish, Lifton hundred 25 Oct 1715 foda.org

Jonathan Soper, a Church Commissioner's lease in East Curry Manor, 7 Jul 1715 : Somerset Record Service : DD\CC\B/113509 [see 1694, 1695, 1715 & 1716] www.a2a

James Soper, a constable of Cornworthy signed a national oath at Moreleigh, following Jacobite riots, 1715
William Soper of Chagford signed the oath at Moreleigh, 22 Dec 1715 foda.org
William Soper of Chagford signed the oath at North Tawton, 1715 from foda.org.uk. Full details in xls spreadsheet
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James Soper of Cornworthy, yeoman, release of a field called Higher Fulford lately divided into four closes in Dinnicombe, Cornworthy. John Peek of Cornworthy, yeoman & Mary his wife ; Soper Family Deeds : Devon Record Office : 31 May 1716 : 3843 M/T/9, see
1726, 40, 62 & 1769 www.a2a : [a constable 1723?]

Apparently the same field called Higher Fulford lately divided before 1716 into four fields (or 'closes', called Folvers/Fulvers/Fullfords) in the barton of Dinnicombe, manor of Cornworthy. All below 'yeomen' of Cornworthy or Dittisham : from www.a2a 'Soper Deeds' # 3843 [see their Dittisham house lease 1755-1776]
James Soper of C, release 31 May 1716 from John Peek of C & wife Mary ref.T/9
John Soper of D, leased 16 Sep 1726, 4 fields called Folvers to James Soper & Peter Soper yeomen of C. ref.T/10
James Soper of C 15 Oct 1740, leased the 4 fields to George Eveleigh of C., clerk, Term: 1,000 years, Consideration: £50
John Soper of D, lease to Peter Soper of D, 30 Jul 1762 the 4 fields for 2,000y, £50: ref.L/3
Peter Soper of D, leased a Messuage at Capton in D. fom William Strode of Butterford, formerly of D. 4 & 5 June 1755 ref T/4
Peter Soper of D, assigned lease 3 Jul 1769 to Robert Browne of Capton, remainder of 2,000y, in trust for Peter Soper [Peter of Dittisham freeholder 1751, lease '55, freeholder '62 & '71]
Sarah Soper of D, widow, Released 5 Jul 1769 to Peter Soper of D, £42 7s 6d. ref.T/11
Peter Soper of C, lease appointment 30 Jan 1776 & £250 to the use of Peter Soper the younger after they die. ref.T/6

Mary Soper apprenticed to William Spray, occupier of Whiteway estate : 1716 : Overseers of the Poor, Chudleigh Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 3009A-99/PO22/963 www.a2a

Richard Soper of Modbury, clothier. Will, 19 Nov 1716, Copy of will (will later revoked) : Plymouth Archives, ref56/56 : [a Thomas Soper (c1706=?) Head 65 b.Modbury, Dev in Guernsey '71cen] : [James Soper of Ugborough in lease involving a Modbury clothier 1676]

Ar. Soper 1 of 4 names inscribed on bell nr5, Thrushleton 1717 : from Church Bells of Devon

Sarah Soper (1717-1794) b.3 Sept 1717 in Dartmore; m.Edward Frost : daughter Ann : d. Jan 1794 ,Australia: from Aggett surname page on : source

Arthur Soper, yeoman. Lease & Release of Broadleigh to John Palmer, 1717; Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office: ref 457/512 (a & b) : [8 other '457/' Soper records from same solicitor's office] www.a2a : [Arthur & son Peter, Thrushelton lease 1684]

Isaac Soper Committed on suspicion of burglary with Henry Chipmen, 2 Jul 1717 'fellonious stealing out of a chamber' £4 in gold & silver. (Chipman charged a week earlier), List of prisoners in 'His Majesties High Gaol' : source

John Soper innkeeper. took as an apprentice, Elizabeth Jeffery, Totnes record 1717 : ref 1579A-0/24/61/46 www.a2a [also 1713] : another apprentice, Thomas Randel taken 1718

John Soper, apprenticed to William Pearse, fuller of Exon, 12 Aug 1717 at Exon, -; 1 Aug; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

John Soper son of John a fuller, apprenticed to William Pearse both of Exeter a fuller £3, 1717 [45/37] British Apprentice List p5477 from BritishOrigins.com; & apprenticed 12 Aug 1717; paid 1 Aug; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan
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a Soper in Apprentices registered at Exeter in Devon 1717-9. Apprenticeship indentures cost 6d or 12d per pound stamp duty : scan for sale Theoriginalrecord.com

John Soper son of John deceased apprenticed to Phillip Phillips of Plymouth, apothocary £42, 1718 [45/132] British Apprentice List, from BritishOrigins.com

Benjamin Soper m.Anne Furlong 19 Sep 1718 Ilsington; d.9 Sep 1743 Ilsington;
: Benjamin b.13 Apr 1690 Ilsington (to Christopher & Anne Prowse who m.
1686)
- Elizabeth Soper b.9 Jul 1719 in Ilsington
- Ann Soper b.23 Mar 1720/21 in Ilsington; m.William Knott (believed of Swimbridge, Dev; died at sea on the coast of Canada*)
- Mary Soper b.23 Jul 1724 in Ilsington
- Benjamin Soper b.26 May 1726 in Ilsington; m.Anne Rowell 9 May 1755 Ilsington; d.21 Jan 1769 Ilsington
- William Soper b.29 Jun 1729 in Ilsington
*their 1st born William Soper Knott died in infancy, next son William Soper Knott, he named his son William Soper Knott. Family came to America early 1800s. Church records prove the Soper connections. Looking for more on Capt William Knott who supposedly went down in a ship of the coast of Newfoundland. They seemed to be a facinating group of people. source

John Soper, a butcher of Plymouth. Will Register 14 Mar 1718 : www.nationalarchives prob 11/563

Nicholas Soper, son of Nathaniel Soper of Diptford, a weaver. A private apprentice indenture to Agnes & Joan Heard of North Huish, spinsters. Nicholas is to be given the keeping of one lamb for his own use when he is 18 : 1719 : Diptford Parish : Devon Record Office: ref 3095 A - 1/PZ 8 www.a2a

William Soper, a prisoner at Bridewell, 1719 was paid £1 10s to marry pauper Elizabeth Bartlet by the Honeychurch Overseer of the Poor, vicar paid 9s to marry them; 12s wedding expences; £1 marriage licence; 4s 6d for Mittimus (Warrent to move prisoner); 14s to collect Soper from Bridewell to be married, 4s for 2 witnesses to attend at Crockernwell, 2d 6d expences; 'Here we loose sight of Mr & Mrs Soper, there are many Sopers in Devon'. Earlier in the year a Richard Frost was paid 6s to maintain Elizabeth for 6 weeks & he was paid 4s for 3 days labour about the marriage ; from Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, pub. [Honeywell tried to charge adjacent 3 parished for part of the £5 cost of offloading responcibility for Elizabeth] : [Bridewell, was also an Exeter prison (as well as London)] Google Books snippet

a Soper recorded in Apprentices registered at Exeter, Devon 1720-3. Apprenticeship indentures cost 6d or 12d per pound stamp duty : scan for sale Theoriginalrecord.com

William Soper was apprenticed to Edmond Starr, gent; 1720 :Sowton Parish, Devon ref 780A/PO 435, no apprentiship trade, so presume a general servant www.a2a

John Soaper of St. Blazey, tin-blower 1720, took a life lease on house & garden, near the lower end of the Mill Park Leese from executors of Ben. Coad of St. Blazey, yeo (previous occupier) : Current occupier Charles Daddow: ref. CN/530/1 www.a2a

John Soper b.1720c Ugborough Dev m.Grace Windiet, 1741, from Samantha Soper, ancestry.com. Their GGGGGG Grandaughter Michelle : [see also 1839 above] & Soper board

Peter Soper & Mary Soper his wife defendants; Shepheard v Soper. Document type: Bill & answer. Plaintiffs: Grace Shepheard, widow of Modbury, Dev, (1 of the 2 sisters & administratrix of William Gould, yeoman deceased late of Stoke Fleming, Dev). Date of bill (or first document): 1720; from national archives C11/2367/2

Thomas Soper, son of John of Exeter 'ful' apprenticed to Caleb Hobbs of Exeter a baker & Sarah his wife £5, 1720 [47/21] British Apprentice List, from BritishOrigins.com; & apprenticed 29 Nov 1720 at City of Exon; baker & sarah Ux, Dev; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

Thomas Soper 1721 will; Dunsford, Dev; Court of the Archdeaconry of Exeter source

William Sooper in Freeholders Book for Bovey Tracy (hundred of Teignbridge), Dev, 1721 : foda.org.uk : [a William in Bovey Tracy 1711 '21, '33 & '41] : [in same Hundred; Benjamin in Islington '62 & Walter in Ashburton '41 & '82]

Anna Soper (b.bef.8 Jan 1697, Ugborough) m.Jonathan Gest (b.bef.23 Feb 1697, Modbury, Devon) on 10 Oct 1721 at Ugborough, Devon, 8 children listed, her parents John & Elizabeth Soper : source

4 Sopers swore Oaths in 1721 at The Half Moon Moreleigh, from foda.org.uk. s, m, i=signed, mark, initialed : Full details in xls spreadsheet :
Nicholas Soper of Harberton m : Richard Soper of Brent s : Thomas? Soper of Rattery ns : William Soper of Harberton m

William Sooper of Bovey Tracy [& 1733, 1741], Devon Freeholders Book, 1721 foda.org.uk

Edward Soper, son of John apprenticed to William Laskey wigmaker, both of Exeter. Payment £5 5s, 1722 [47/172] British Apprentice List page5477, from BritishOrigins.com

Edward Soperr , fuller & Hannah Soper apprenticed Phill Frost, son of Robert Frost of E.Stenhouse, Dev, 19 May 1722 at Plymouth, Dev; scan

John Soper m.Dorothy Cook 20 Nov 1722 at St Clements dartmouth-history.org.uk

Oaths sworn at 1723 sorted by a-z :
40 Sopers swore oath of loyalty to King George, 1723, following a Jacobite plot [20% of Devon adults swore, 'they'd mostly have public office'], from
foda.org.uk. [s, m, i=signed, mark, initialed] : Full details in xls :
Arthur Soper of Thrushelton, at Tavistock [mark "S"] : [Arthur & son Peter, Thrushelton lease 1684]
Austin Soper of Ashburton [mark "S"] at The Chapple of St Lawrence, Ashburton, 11 Nov 1723 foda.org.uk
Charles Soper of Broadwoodwidger [marked] at The Crown and Sceptre, Holsworthy, 11 Sept 1723 foda.org.uk
Edward Soper of Broadwoodwidger [signed] at Town Hall, Tavistock, 6 Sept 1723 foda.org.uk
Edward Soper of Tavistock [signed] at Town Hall, Tavistock, 7 Sept 1723 foda.org.uk
Elizabeth Soper, wife of Thomas Soper of Dawlish, at Teignmouth i :
Elizabeth Soper, wife of William Soper of Bovey Tracey, at Teignmouth m :
Grace Soper of Seaton & Beer [mark "S"] at The Golden Lion, Colyton, 1 Oct 1723 foda.org.uk
Gregory Soper of Chagford [mark "G"] at The Castle, Exeter, 6 Nov 1723 foda.org.uk
James Soper, constable of Cornworthy s : oaths sworn at Moreleigh, 22 Dec 1715 : [see 1715]:
Joan Soper of Chagford [Marked] at Crokerton Well, Cheriton Bishop, 24 Sept 1723 foda.org.uk
John Soper of Ashburton [signed] at The School House, Ashburton, 12 Nov 1723 foda.org.uk; [notes John Soper m.Mary. bpt.John 15 Apr 1701 at Ashwater. 1674 John Soper pauper had 1 hearth a possible relative?]
John Soper of Broadwoodwidger [signed] at Town Hall, Tavistock, 6 Sept 1723 foda.org.uk; [Arthur & son Peter, Thrushelton lease 1684]
John Soper, sergeweaver of Exeter [signed] at The Golden Lion, Colyton, 1 Oct foda.org.uk
John Soper, fuller of Exeter [signed] Exeter city oath rolls, Michaelmas 1723 www.foda.org.uk/oaths/exeter/2.htm">foda.org.uk
John Soper of Kingston [signed] at The Chiphouse Chamber, Modbury, 31 Aug 1723 foda.org.uk
Margery Soper of Bovey Tracey [mark "B" [sic] forename altered from ‘Mary’] at Newton Bushel, Highweek, 13 Nov 1723 foda.org.uk
Mary Soper of Modbury [signed] at The Chiphouse Chamber, Modbury, 30 Aug 1723 foda.org.uk
Mary Soper of Halwell [mark "S"] at The Castle, Exeter, Dec 1723 www.foda.org.uk/oaths/QS17/2/6/1a.htm">foda.org.uk
Mathew Soper of Ugborough [Marked] at The Chiphouse Chamber, Modbury, 30 Aug 1723 foda.org.uk
Nicholas Soper of Harberton ‘M’ at The Half Moon, Moreleigh, 26 Aug 1723 foda.org.uk
Peter Soper of Bovey Tracey [mark "S"] at Newton Bushel, Highweek, 13 Nov 1723 foda.org.uk
Richard Soper of Buckfastleigh [signed] at The Half Moon, Moreleigh, 26 Aug foda.org.uk
Richard Soper of Thrushelton [signed] at Town Hall, Tavistock, 7 Sept 1723 foda.org.uk
Rose Soper of Seaton and Beer [mark "RS"] at The Golden Lion, Colyton, 1 Oct 1723 foda.org.uk
Trephana Soper of South Brent, [mark "S"] at The School House, Ashburton, 12 Nov 1723 foda.org.uk
Thomas Soaper (Soper) of South Tawton, [mark "S"] at Crokerton Well, Cheriton Bishop, 24 Sept 1723 foda.org.uk
Thomas Soper of Rattery ‘not signed’ at The Half Moon, Moreleigh, 26 Aug 1723 foda.org.uk
Thomas Soper, woolcomber of St. Thomas (Exeter) at The Seven Stars, St. Thomas [signed] 7 Aug 1723 foda.org.uk
Thomas Soper of Dawlish [mark "S"] at Chudleigh, 9 Nov foda.org.uk
William Soper of Bickleigh (nr Plymouth) [signed] at Horrabridge, Buckland Monachorum, 5 Sept 1723 foda.org.uk
William Soper jun of Bovey Tracey [signed] at The Castle, Exeter, 11 Dec 1723 foda.org.uk
William Soper of Chagford [signed] at The Castle, Exeter, 20 Nov 1723 foda.org.uk
William Soper, yeoman of Chudleigh [Marked] at The Market House, Chudleigh, 22 Aug 1723 foda.org.uk
William Soper of Harberton ‘M’ at The Half Moon, Moreleigh, 26 Aug 1723 foda.org.uk
William Soper of South Tawton, [marked] at Crokerton Well, Cheriton Bishop, 24 Sept 1723 foda.org.uk

1723 oaths above, sorted by town
at Ashburton Austin, John : Bickleigh William : Broadwoodwidger Charles : Bovey Tracey Peter, William jun, Margery : Broadwoodwidger Edward Soper, John : Buckfastleigh Richard : Chagford Gregory, Joan, William : Chudleigh William : Dawlish Thomas : Exeter John x2, Thomas : Halwell Mary : Harberton Nicholas, William : Kingston John : Modbury Mary Rattery Thomas Seaton & Beer Grace, Rose : South Brent Trephana, Thomas : South Tawton William : Tavistock Edward : Thrushelton Arthur, Richard : Ugborough Mathew


Richard Soper m.Mary Mitchelmore 12 Jun 1723 Buckfastleigh (Maria Mitchelmore bt.22 Aug 1692 Buckfastleigh to Robert & Phillis) : Mitchelmore site

Benjamin Soper, b.31 May 1726, Ilsington, Devon. married Anne Rowell 9 May 1755, Ilsington. Parents Benjamin Soper born (see 1690) & Anne Furlong : Son Benjamin Soper, born 7 Feb 1760, Ilsington, & Ann Soper (1757-1809), Ilsington 1757 : family tree

Richard Soper m.Dorithy Baddaford at Dittisham 11 Jan 1726/7 dartmouth-history.org.uk

Peter Soper & 2 others were lords of the manor of Wreyland : involved with many others in a dispute about the customary use of Pullabrook Mills & possibly Bovey Tracy Mill : Court of Exchequer: King's Remembrance, 1727/8 (13 Geo I) : Depositions taken by Commission : www.nationalarchives ref E 134

John Soper bpt.1 Jan 1727/8, Ilsington, Devon m.25 Sept 1755, Ilsington to Joan Smerdon GeneaNet.org : from researcher Ian Butterworth

Edward Soper, fuller, & Hannah Soper apprenticed Phill Frost, son of Robert Frost of E.Stenhouse, Dev, 19 May 1722 at Plymouth, Dev; scan

Robert Soper paid rent Langford Lester manor, Ugborough parish, Dev. List of all tenants & rents paid for 1727 : Doc. sold e-bay Nov'07 : [connection? a Robert b.c1741 Ughborough in army 1776-93]

Robert Soaper apprenticed to George Barons, yeoman of Clyst Honiton : 1727 : Overseeers of the Poor, Sowton Parish, Devon Record Office: ref. 780A/PO 438 [William Soper apprenticed in same parish, 1720] [see 1698] www.a2a. Available online from National Archives

a Soper recorded in Apprentices registered at Plymouth, Dev 1728-31. Apprenticeship indentures cost 6d or 12d per pound stamp duty : scan for sale Theoriginalrecord.com

Walter Soper of Ashburton, a butcher, deceased, recently occupied lands there, formerly the inheritance of John Elliott, esq of Port Elliott, Cornwall, 26 Apr 1728 [possibly Soper died well before 1728 as similar mentions in 1770 & 1847 leases, also say 'recently occupied']: A small part of a large conveyance in trust : Devon Record Office ref. 3250 A/T/B/T 313 www.a2a

Robert Soper : For stealing a pair brass buckles value 13d, a shirt 1s, a silk handkerchief 1s & 3 'pieces of copper called half pence de bon & pecund Christopher Broadbeer'. Witnesses: Broadbeer & Alice Scott, from Calender of Felonys, Devon Quarter Sessions, Easter 1728 : source

William Soper son of John 'but…' [butcher] apprenticed to John Stephens both of Plymouth 'marin…' £21, 1729 [49/96] British Apprentice List, from BritishOrigins.com

Richard Soper, husbandman, Mary his wife & John, Elizabeth & Mary their children in Lustleigh, 1729, Poor relief, Settlement Certificate, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 685 www.a2a

Richard Soper bpt.21 May 1729, Rame by Plymouth, Cornwall

Gregory Soper of Changford married Ruth Cole by banns 5 Nov 1730 at Lydford. from Genuki [see 1752]

John Soper, occupied/owned Watermans Tenement, also two farms & two closes & farm of Hugdons Tenement. Matthew Soper occupied farm with three closes : These were 2 of many farmers 'Covenant to levy fine to...'. Sale of Newton Ferrers Estate, Manor of Puslinch. 28 March 1730 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 107/146 www.a2a

Thomas Soper, son of John of Totness, Devon 'innh..' apprenticed to William Bredall of Tavistock, Dev surgeon £63, 1731, British Apprentice List, from BritishOrigins.com : [no obvious medical Soper link]

Arthur Soper, 1733 Devon Freeholders, Thruselton [Thrushelton] : source

William Soper (son of John Soper of Sampford Courtenay) His settlement examination - recently lived in Middlesex - married to Elizabeth, of Winkleigh 1733, ref 2989A/PO 45 : A dispute between Jacobstow & Winkleigh parish about the settlement of Elizabeth Soper & her son ref. 2989A/PO 241 : North Devon Record Office: Poor Law Papers www.a2a.org.uk

Anthony Soper of Chagford, May 25, 1733 a will in Oswyn Murray collection [other Changford wills Gregory 1667, George 1672, Henry 1698 & Anthony 1733]
son? Anthony Soper 12 Feb 1732 bapt Chagford, Devon, to Anthony & Joan Soper : father? an Anthony Soper m.4 May 1657 Changford (igi) : [an Anthony giving-up? Changford Farm lease 1817 - he might just be 85? or perhaps had a son?]

William Soper, yeoman of Chagford [& 1762, 1771] foda.org.uk Devon Freeholder Book, 1733
Arthur Soper, freeholder of Thrushelton foda.org.uk Devon Freeholder Book, 1733
William Soper of Bovey Tracy (& 1721, 1741) foda.org.uk Devon Freeholder Book, 1733


Arthur Soper in Freeholders Book for Thrushelton (hundred of Lifton), Devon, 1733, 2 others listed in parish, Edward Doidge, John Spry foda.org.uk : [an Arthur in Lifton 1733 & 1741] : [ also in Thrushelton, John Soper 1751, '62, '83 & '99] : [Arthur & son Peter, Thrushelton lease 1684]

William Soper a leaseholder in Freeholders Book for Bickleigh (nr Plymouth) (hundred of Roborough), Devon, 1733 : others listed in parish, Caleb March, John Crossman * Philip Pearce, all leaseholders foda.org.uk : [a William in Bickleigh 1733 & 1741]

William Soper in Freeholders Book for Bovey Tracy (hundred of Teignbridge), Devon, 1733 : foda.org.uk : [a William in Bovey Tracy 1711 '21, '33 & '41] : [in same Hundred; Benjamin in Islington '62 & Walter in Ashburton '41 & '82]

William Soper in Freeholders Book for Chagford (hundred of Wonford), Devon, 1733 : foda.org.uk : [William in Changford 1733, '62, & '71]


Walter Soaper of Ashburton married Elizabeth Rider, at Ipplepen, 5 Sep 1734 : source

John Soper m.Elizabeth Spray 4 Dec 1734 at St Clements Dartmouth-history.org.uk

Grace Soper b.19 Feb 1734, Chagford, Dev, m.27 Feb 1756 Changford to John Hellier b.30 Nov 1723 Peter Tavy, Dev d.Feb 1808, Chagford - 5 children (Hellier line continues). Grace's parents were Gregory & Ruth Soper. From Jackie Deger : source & source 2 : &

Capt Soper of the privateer Ceres, carried into Dartmouth, three banken : Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer 1735 - p423 : google books

William Soper, yeoman took Mary Soper as an apprentice : 1737 : Devon Record Office: Dawlish Parish ref 971 A/PO 257 [see 1739] www.a2a

Elizabeth Soper m.John Hawkins 18 May 1737 at St Clements Dartmouth-history.org.uk

Elizabeth Soper m.Stephen Totthill 31 Dec 1738 at Dittisham Dartmouth-history.org.uk

William Soaper was apprenticed to John Moss, 1739 : Overseers of the poor, Yealmpton Parish , Devon Record Office- ref 731/336 www.a2a

Edward Soper, son of Richard apprenticed to Sam Senton of Broadwood Wiger, cordwainer £4 4s, 1739 [50/28] British Apprentice List, from BritishOrigins.com

Ann Soper b.1739, Devonport m.Thomas Rollinson, 24 Jun 1760, Dartmouth, Dev. (Thomas b.1735 Alphington, Devon), 6 children 1760-82, Benjaminn, Michael, Ann, Margaret, Mary Ann, Thomas Camp Rollinson GeneaNet.org : from researcher Jo & Peter

William Soper, yeoman took John Cock as an apprentice : 1739 : from Overseers of the Poor, Dawlish Parish : Devon Record Office: ref 971 A/PO 259, [see 1737] www.a2a

Gregory Soper of Colihole, Chagford & Ruth, his wife [Great Broadland, Berry, Lower Hurston Moor, Lower Hill, Lower Claypit, half of Amoory Meadow, & Little Broadland, all part of Hurston, Chagford] 1740, a one year lease between Elias Andrews & James Wills, Rent: peppercorn : Consideration: 15s : [possibly Soper was the occupier?] ref 279/9 www.a2a

John Soper, a butcher, took John Lightfoot as an apprentice, 1740. Moretonhampstead Parish, [Church of England, so presumably from Overseers of the Poor] Devon, ref 2916A-99/PO 1/9 www.a2a

Arthur Soper,a yeoman, freeholder in Freeholders Book for Thrushelton (hundred of Lifton), Devon 1741 : [others in parish, Edward Doidge, John Spry] foda.org.uk : [an Arthur in Liftoin 1733 & 1741] : [ also in Thrushelton, John Soper 1751, '62, '83 & '99] : [Arthur & son Peter, Thrushelton lease 1684]

William Soper in Freeholders Book for Bickleigh (nr Plymouth) (hundred of Roborough), Devon,leaseholder 1741 : foda.org.uk : [a William in Bickleigh 1733 & 1741]

Walter Soper in Freeholders Book for Ashburton (hundred of Teignbridge), Devon, 1741 : foda.org.uk : [in same Hundred; William in Bovey Tracy '11, '21, '33 & '41 & Benjamin in Islington '62 & Walter in Ashburton '41 & '82]

William Soper in Freeholders Book for Bovey Tracy (hundred of Teignbridge), Devon, 1741 : foda.org.uk : [a William in Bovey Tracy 1711 1721, 1733 & 1741] : [in same Hundred; Benjamin in Islington '62 & Walter in Ashburton '41 & '82]

William Soper of Bovey Tracy [& 1721, 1733] foda.org.uk Devon Freeholders Book, 1741
Walter Soper of Ashburton [& 1783] foda.org.uk Devon Freeholders Book, 1741

John Soper was apprenticed to John Freise 1741, Thrushelton Parish : Mary Heans & Hugh Walter were apprenticed to John Soper in 1761 & 1771 source : [see 1684]

Christine Soper m.Walter Prowse 7 May 1741 St. Andrew's Church, Harberton : children Walter 1742, John 1743, William 1748 at Harberton source

Edward Soper, son of Richard Soper of West Grinstead, [Sussex] apprenticed to Samuel Sinton, cordwainer 28 Jul 1741 at Broadwood Widger, Dev; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

Arthur Soper of Thrushelton, yeoman a 99 year lease (or 3 lives), 1741, on a tenement called Alder, Thrushelton, & manor of Ashleigh from John Francis Buller esq of Morval, Cornwall; 1746 took a £30 mortgage from Samuel Harris : 1749 lease to his son John Soper, yeoman : £80 mortgage from John Edward, 1750 : £50 morgage from William Gill, 1760 : Will & probate to Hanna Soper 1765 : mortgage assigned to John Soper, yeoman only son of John of Thrushelton 1773, who renewed lease for 99 years 1797 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office ref 1415/17 [Dr Soper at dinner honouring Sir J B Y Buller 1835] www.a2a [John Soper Perry had part of this farm in 1887] : [see Thrushelton Sopers 1684]

John Soper (c1734-1782) age 48, a joiner, living Plymouth Dock parish, married with 3 children, 4ft 9 inches tall, brown eyes with a mole under his lip : 'Time of Entry' 13 Oct 1742 , served apprenticeship in Plymouth Yard, Time of Service 25 years 2months (excluding apprenticeship) [assume apprentice for abt 7 years means John started aged abt 8] : Discharged 20 May 1782? : a 'Good Workman' : 'Discharged Died': from Plymouth Artificers, 1779 [c3,000 records for workers at Plymouth (now Devonport) Dock Yard]

John Soper (?-1743) an infant, died 5 Apr 1743 St Michael, Blackawton burial index : [in passing, a soapboiler, Samuel Angel died in the same village & year] source Only Soper bur.1697-1747

Blanch Blanchet Soper (1745-82) m.Thomas Slop; Thomas rem.Elizabeth Booth (1747-1828) & their 3rd & last child rather sweetly named Thomas Soper Slope : [a London draper, he m.Mary Baker 1832 Devonport]

? Soper (female) married ? 19 Sept 1746, by Banns : Parish Registers of St. Ida's church Ide ; source

Mr Soper m.Elizabeth Callard, 17 Jul 1747, both of Bickleigh, Devon : Callard site

Soper Haytor, Henry Haytor, Thomas Acland, Timothy Wilde & John Denison, charged on 11 Apr 1747, Burredge Margaret. She was in prison, Devon ¼ session court 1 Jan 1747. source

William Soper, an overseer of the poor, South Brent : 13 Jan 1749 : [principal inhabitants & contributors to the poor rate of South Brent were Walter Taylor, clerk, Anthony Harrie, gent, George Hoskings, yeo, churchwardens, John Veale, Henry Goodman, William Skelton, William Soper, overseers of the poor. John Taylor, gent., Richard Langworthy, surgeon, John Knowling, gent., Thomas Ford, John Ford, John Cod, Richard Hoskings William Andrews] : Devon Record Officeref 3250 A/T/B/T 20 www.a2a

Alice Soper of Moretonhampstead,Mar 29, 1749 a will in Oswyn Murray collection

Elizabeth Soper & her mother the wife of John Tucker to get get linen & woolen apparel. In will of John's mother-in-law, Mary Ticker of Exeter; will 19 Aug 1749 ; to son Jonathon Tucker £510 & plate, to son's wife £10 & plate & grandson Jonathon Tucker, ring & plate; to grandau Sarah (Jonathon's eldest dau) best gown, quilted coat & cloak; to grandson Richard Evans a silver tanker; bequests to son-in-law Mr Evans & to Jonathon, son of John Tucker.. [it does say 'to wife of son-in-law John Tucker'] Devon Wills [3 connected? Sopers in Devon Wills book; Gregory universal legatee to Thomas Wreyforde of Exeter 1617 & witness to John Tuckee's will 1621 : Elizabeth dau of John Tucker left clothes 1749]

John Soper of Honiton, Apr 2, 1750 a will in Oswyn Murray collection

William Soper of Bickleigh, Roborough Estate, Devon : 23 Oct 1750. Roborough Estate. Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office ref 70/174 www.a2a

Mary Soper m.Thomas Nicholes, 28 Aug 1750 : Parish Registers of St. Ida's church Ide ; source

I'm researching Soper families living in Ermington, Dev, from 1750-1800, or Plympton St. Mary, Devon from 1815. Marriages with Philips, Honey, Gullett & Stanbury families. Family trade principally quarries & master masonry. My line moves to Salisbury, Wilts. abt,1863, then to Canada in 1912. from Ann Soper

Walter Soper of Ashburton, b.c1750 m.Dorothy Gayle Collins of Plymouth? from Penny Carpenter source : [a Walter took apprentice 1805 & bankrupt 1774]

John Soper, page 12 in History & Products of the Bovey Tracey Potteries 1750 -1836 Genuki

Soper to Trevanion; lease for a year, house and orchard in Saltash borough 1750
Soper to Gurney; lease and release, house and orchard in Saltash borough 1751

James Soper apprenticed to Henry Jenkins of Exon, a joiner, £3 13s 6d, 1751 [51/181] British Apprentice List p5477, from BritishOrigins.com; apprenticed 4 Mar 1751 at Exon, Dev; paid 10 Mar; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

Peter Soper in Freeholders Book for Dittisham (hundred of Coleridge), Devon, 1751 : [2 gentlemen & 6 others in list] foda.org.uk : [a Peter in Dittisham 1751, 1762 & 1771] [Peter of Dittisham lease '26 & '55 (perhaps his widow Sarah & son Peter '69 & grandson Peter '76)]

John Soper in Freeholders Book for Thrushelton (hundred of Lifton), Devon, 1751 : [others in parish, John Spry, Edward Doidge, Christopher Martyn] foda.org.uk : [see 1684]

William Soper m.Elizabeth Boden, 14 Dec 1751 : Parish Registers of St Ida's church Ide ; source

William Soper (?-1751) buried 18 Dec 1751 : Parish Registers of St. Ida's church Ide : source

John Soper & Anna living Thrushelton, bapt a son '...n' [John] 6 Jul 1752 at Marystowe: from Genuki : [see 1684]

William Soper (1752-?) son of William & Elizabeth Soper bapt. 5 Nov 1752 : Baptisms in Parish Registers of St. Ida's church Ide : source

Elizabeth Soper apprenticed to James Coombe, 1752. Sampford Courtenay Parish : Devon Record Office: ref 1232A/PO 238 www.a2a

John Soper apprenticed to John Edminds : 1752 : Overseers of the Poor, Ugborough Parish, Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 884/269/9 www.a2a

Gregory Soper of Chagford, yeoman was tenant of Thomas Cole of Petertavy, yeoman. Messuages & lands in Colliall & 3 closes of land called Birchground : In 1752 Cole was giving ownership to his son Thomas : Devon Record Office, ref 4930 B/T/C/11, 12 www.a2a [a marriage 1730]

James Soper m.Alice Bearford, widow of Charles. James possesed himself of Alice's effects. James died & a dau of Bearford m. Mr Bear. Bear paid debts of James & [perhaps detained his effects?]. Soper [the executor of Alice] took Bear to court of Archdeacon of Totness, Bear was punished. In Bear v Soper 1759 the court's verdict was upheld ; Cases of King's Bench 1753-9 ; GoogleBooks : [not linked]

William Soper m.Agnes Trist 4 Nov 1753 at St Clements Dartmouth-history.org.uk

Elizabeth Soper (1754-?) daughter of William & Elizabeth Soper bapt. 12 Oct 1754 : Baptisms in Parish Registers of St. Ida's church Ide : source

Richard Soaper of St Clements, bargeman 30 May 1754 : Cornwall Record Office : ref CL/1/86 : Mrs Soaper a widow lately possesed a property in St Clements St (Bounded on south with river leading to Truro Key & on north with St. Clements Street.) William Annear of St. Clements, baker took the lease in 22 Feb 1802 : Cornwall Record Office : ref CL/1/86A www.a2a

John Soper one of several renting properties near Collins Corner, Totnes. In the 1754 will of John Phillips, who's kinsman, Richard Tooley became the owner in 26 June 1756 : 46/1/1/8 www.a2a

Elizabeth Soper of Ashburton, Nov 13, 1755 a will in Oswyn Murray collection

John Soper & Hannah, his wife, agreement about property in Broadleigh with George Fortescue, gent, 26 May 1755, £160 paid : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office: ref 457/1126 : [8 other '457/' Soper records from same solicitor's office] www.a2a
John Soper & others a Deed to declare the use of a fine, Broadleigh in Thrushelton, to George Fortescue, 4 June 1756 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office: ref 457/513 : [8 other '457/' Soper records from same solicitor's office] www.a2a : [see 1684]

Benjamin Soper m.Anne Rowell 9 May 1755 Ilsington; d.21 Jan 1769 Ilsington : Ancestry.com
: Benjamin b.26 May 1726 (& bpt.31 May) Ilsington; (to Benjamin & Anne who m.1718);
- Mary Soper b.2 Sep 1755
- Ann Soper b.26 Sep 1757 in Ilsington; m.[Capt?] William Knott 30 Jan 1783 Ashburton, Dev; d.4 Apr 1809 [he d. at sea off Newfoundland; Ann d.c1815 ?(Age 67)? Newfoundland ] Ashburton, Dev; bur.Ilsington; son William Soper Knott b.17 Nov 1796
- Benjamin Soper b.7 Feb 1760
- William Soper b.c26 Mar 1762 in Ilsington, Devon, England
- John Soper b.16 Nov 1764

Peter Soper, of Dittisham, yeoman leased a messuage at Capton in Dittisham formerly in the tenure of Richard Capton, from William Strode of Butterford, formerly of Dittisham : 4 & 5 June 1755 : Consideration: £270 ; SoperFamily Deeds : Devon Record Office : 3843 M/T/4 [see 1767 & 1776] www.a2a

Jane Soper m.William Mardon, 31 May 1755 in Drewsteignton, Devon. This line starts a long list with several generations of Mardons : source : Leonard Soper Mardon, b.1891c Newton Abbot, Devon also mentioned in this line

Peter Soper of Dittisham, yeoman, 5 June 1755, lease from William Strode of Butterford, Consideration: £270 : lease to Robert Browne of Capton, Dittisham & Christopher Clarke of Harbertonford, gent 21 Sept. 1767 : lease appointed to son Peter Soper of Capton & wife Margaret & £250 to the use of Peter Soper the younger after their deaths, 30 Jan 1776 [see their Dittisham field lease 1716-1769] : [Apparently the same messuage at Capton, Dittisham (once in the tenure of Richard Capton) : from www.a2a 'Soper Deeds' # 3843]

Abraham Soper, bapt 7 Nov 1756, Exeter. The son of Abraham Soper & Ann Wilks, who married 3 Aug 1756, St.Sidwell Exeter : from a relation, Antony Nailer, Dorchester, Dorset, 2001 source, rootsweb

Susanna Soper of this parish m.William Norris of Alphington parish 8 Aug 1756. Both made marks in the presence of Richard Knott & Michael Ellis. (marriage banns published 3 times in July) : Parish Registers of St. Ida's church Ide ; source

Ann Soper, b.26 Sept 1757, Ilsington, Devon. m.Wiliam Knott 30 Jan 1783. see 1783 : Parents Benjamin Soper & Anne see 1726 : Their 1st born William Soper Knott (died in infancy), next child William Soper Knott, a stonemason, b.1796 : family tree : curiousfox.com

Charles Soper, apprenticed to Robert Smaldridge : 1757 : Overseers of the Poor, Ugborough Parish, Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 884/269/28 www.a2a

John Soper husbandman m.Mary Hellings 20 Apr 1757 at Dittisham, Both XX : Wits; Ann Cowell & Frances Full, Jnr. dartmouth-history.org.uk

Richard Soper of Devon, his will proved Apr 1758 ref: 200043, Public Records Office : source

Arthur Soper (c1759-?) son of William & Elizabeth Soper bapt.14 Jan 1759 : Baptisms in Parish Registers of St. Ida's church Ide : source

Joanna Soaper, took Mary Muffett as an apprentice : 1759 : Dawlish Parish , Overseers of the poor, Devon - ref 971 A/PO 284 [2 Sopers apprenticed in same parish 1730's] www.a2a

John Soper of Okehampton father of Ann Hitchins unborn child : Bastardy Bond : 1759 Sampford Courtenay Parish : Devon Record Office: ref 1232A/PO 149 www.a2a

Gregory Soper formerly occupied fields called Higher Birches & Lower Birches [possibly in Okehampton] , [had he died?] mentioned in a lease in 1760 : Devon Record Office, ref 4930 B/T/C/11, 12 www.a2a

James Soper, Totnes 1759, a chancery court case involving Bear & Beresford. That mentions 'upon the death of Soper' & 'Bear admitted he had paid debts of James Soper. Soper libeled against Bear, in the court of the Archdeacon of Totnes, for intermeddling with the goods of' : fragments of a book from a google books snippet

Ann Soper m.Thomas Rollinson, 24 June 1760 Dartmouth, Devon. eldest of 6 children Thomas b.Plymouth, Dev; m.Jane Hobling 2 Feb 1805 Plymouth. In court 18 Mar 1816, Dev, sentence 14y & on convict vessel "Fame" Mar 1817 to Sydney, NSW; a blacksmith d.2 Feb 1852 Richmond, NSW, Aust from 'The Hawkesbury Pioneer Register' James Soper m.Elizabeth Sircombe 4 Aug 1791, Hennock, after banns, witnesses Samuel & Mary Sercombe (father & sister) Elizabeth, chr. 26 Jun 1760, Hennock : (James witnessed the marriages of his sister-in-law Mary Sircombe 22 Oct 1793, at Hennock & John Sercombe 11 Feb 1790 at Bovey Tracey. He was also an executor to Elizabeth's father, John's will)
Ann Soper witnessed marriage of Elizabeth Sercombe [niece of Elizabeth above, 1791] & Thomas Shepherd 2 Aug 1821, Bovey Tracey source

Ann Soper m.Thomas Rolson of Dock, Plymouth, shipwright 25 Jun 1760 at St Clements Both Sign. wits; Geo. Dolling & Richard Blackler. Licence Dartmouth-history.org.uk

John Soper apprenticed to John Palmer of Sampford, Exeter a tailor £2, 1760 [54/81] British Apprentice List p5477, from BritishOrigins.com : & apprenticed 4 Aug 1760 paid 5 Jan 1760; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

John Soper, in trust, an assignment of the remainder of a term for Brownstone, Halswell & Broads Tenement from Richard Roe, by direction of William Holberton : 1761 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office: ref 457/319 : [8 other '457/' Soper records from same solicitor's office] www.a2a

John Soper, took Mary Heans as an apprentice, 1761: Thrushelton Parish, Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office. ref. 1003/99 www.a2a : [see 1684]

John Soper, of Ashburton, sergemaker, 1761, 1 year lease from William Ilbert of Bowringsleigh, West Alvington, esq. A messuage, north side of the Street in Ashburton between the two rivers, formerly in the possession of John Egbeer deceased, lately in the possession of William Eales but now in the possession of Soper as tenant. www.a2a : [other Ashburton serge makers 1761 : 1784 : 1811 & 1828 at Buckfastleigh]


John Soper, husbandman apprenticed Mary Heans, 1762 at Thrushelton, Dev; scan

Robert Soper apprenticed to Charles Shepton of Exon, a cordwainer for £10, 1762 [55/1] British Apprentice List p1057, from BritishOrigins.com

Richard Soper apprenticed to John Seely of Plymouth, carpenter £12 12s, 1762 British Apprentice List p5478, from BritishOrigins.com 54/167

Peter Soper in Freeholders Book for Dittisham (hundred of Coleridge), Devon, 1762, others in parish, Nicholas Kendall, esq, Josias Full, gentleman, Robert Browne, Edward Liscombe, Richard Trist, Richard Furneaux foda.org.uk : [a Peter in Dittisham 1751, 1762 & 1771]

William Soper in Freeholders Book for Chagford (hundred of Wonford), Devon, 1762 : foda.org.uk : [William in Changford 1733, '62, & '71]

John Soper in Freeholders Book for Thrushelton (hundred of Lifton), Devon, 1762, others in parish, Edward Hawking Doidge, John Thorn, William Spry, Christopher Martyn foda.org.uk : [see 1684]

Benjamin Soper in Freeholders Book for Ilsington (hundred of Teignbridge), Devon, 1762, others in parish, Charles Hale, esq, Joseph Wills, Charles Cock, William Lambshead, Jonas Honywell, John Cumming, John Widger, John Motton, John Eddy, constable, Richard Widger, Henry Brand, foda.org.uk : [ in same Hundred; William in Bovey Tracy '11, '21, '33 & '41 & Walter in Ashburton '41 & '82]

Richard Ellis Soper m.Elizabeth Symmons Withecombe, 6 Jun 1762, Ashburton, Devon from Ted Wildy's Marriage Witness Index

Richard Soper, apprenticed to John Seely, carpenter 22 Jan 1762 at Plymouth, Dev; paid 25 Jun 1761; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

William Soper master, took William Wills as an apprentice, 1762, Marystow Parish Overseers of the Poor : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office ref. 890/272 www.a2a

Robert Soper, apprenticed to Charles Shepton, cordwainer 4 Jan 1763 at Exon, Dev; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

Susanna Soper (1763-1844) b.& d.3 Apr both Mortonhampsted, Dev; parents William Soper b.1735 & Betty ne Pooke (1796-1852) b. & d. Mortonhampsted; End of a researched maternal line of a person who took Y-DNA paternal test from www.ysearch.org : [Susanna Soper bpt.18 Oct 1763, Moreton Hampstead, Dev (igi) : ??a William m.6 Apr 1761 Moreton Hampstead]

Mary Soper, single woman, Settlement examinations 1763 : Now in Ottery St Mary, she was born in Exeter but she does not know which parish, when 6 weeks old her mother took her to Chard, Somerset to her grandmother she lived with her until apprenticed there to Richard Lackey, serge weaver, living in Chard but did not belong there, after 1½ years she removed with him to St Thomas the Apostle after 5 or 6 months she ran away & went to Colyton where she weaved by the piece after 3 years she came to Ottery St Mary & lived there weaving by the piece : Ottery St Mary Church Corporation : Devon Record Office : ref 3327 A/PO 81/35 : later there was a Removal Order from Ottery St Mary to St Thomas the Apostle, Devon : 1763 : ref 3327 A/PO 84/5 www.a2a

Mary Soper widow m.Nicholas Tuckerman husbandman 13 Jul 1763 at Dittisham, He Signs. Wits; Robert Crimp & Richard Blackler. dartmouth-history.org.uk

John Soper senior of St Sidwells, Jan 11, 1764 a will in Oswyn Murray collection : [other Exeter wills John 1701, Grace (widow of John) 1705, Abraham 1707, John (snr) 1764, Edward 1785, Elizabeth 1821, Elizabeth 1849, Edwind 1878, Henry 1876]

Jane Soper m.Philip Evens widower 28 Oct 1764 at St Clements Both Sign. wits; Geo. Dolling & Richard Blackler. Licence Dartmouth-history.org.uk

Mary Soper apprenticed to Richard Blatchford, yeoman : 1765 : [no training given, so as a gen servant] Exbourne Parish : Devon Record Office : ref 895A/PO3 www.a2a

Mrs Jane Soaper at Franklyn, St Thomas, Exeter. A letter; Jane, Please look in the cupboard in best bed chamber... & get a black dress & peticoat & send it to me at Sir John Rogers at Blachford. Your friend A M Seale 27 Feb 1765 : dartmouth-history.org.uk

Mary Soper singlewoman & Mary her 2 year old bastard child from St. Sidwell 1765 : a Removal Order, made by Overseers of the Poor for St Thomas' Parish, Exeter [sending them back to another parish] - ref. 4781 19/80 www.a2a

Joseph Soaper apprenticed to Thomas Parker, Gentleman : 1766 : Overseers of the Poor, Heavitree Parish, Exeter : Devon Record Office. ref. 3004A/PO 193/1/2 [see 1773 & Hester Soper 1771] www.a2a

Richard Soaper [presume was a shipwright near Plymouth] in 1766 : A Navy Board Records (ADM 106/1145/27) 'Commissioner Richard Hughes, Portsmouth. Receipt of letter that the Juno is ordered to take the money to Plymouth & warrants to allow more leave to Richard Soaper, shipwright & the Pursers of the Saint George, Lenox & Warspite & for the Officers : from www.nationalarchives.gov

Richard Soper m.Julian Steer 27 Oct 1766, Bovey Tracy : source [witnessed a Steer m.1791?] : [top of Rosemary Soper's line]

William Soper & John Soperof Harberton, yeomen. Both had a bond on property, of £300 for the payment of £150. 25 Oct 1766 : 46/1/11/8 www.a2a

Richard Soper m.Elizabeth Mordaunt 17 Jul 1766 at St Clements by Licence. Both Sign. Wits; Philip Evens & Richard Blackler.Dartmouth-history.org.uk

Robert Soper apprenticed to Edward Cross of Plymouth butcher £5 5s, 1766 British Apprentice List, page 1057 from BritishOrigins.com; apprenticed 3 Jan 1767; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan
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Samual Soper apprenticed to Philip Fox of Totness butcher £5 5s, 1767 [56/87]. Page 1058, British Apprentice List, from BritishOrigins.com; apprenticed 16 Feb 1767; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

Robert Soper, apprenticed to Edward Cross, butcher 3 Jan 1767 at Plymouth, Devon; ; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

Mary Soper m.Edward Scagell 11 Oct 1767 at St Clements by Licence. Both Sign. wits; Thomas Mordaunt & Richard Blackler. Dartmouth-history.org.uk

Elizabeth Soper, apprenticed to Mary Puddicombe, widow, for Church Stile estate, 1767 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 25 www.a2a

John Soper, apprenticed to Elizabeth Burd, 1767 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 34 www.a2a

John Soper apprenticed to John Lexman of Widdecombe, a millwright, paid £10, 1767 [56/174] British Apprentice List p1057, from BritishOrigins.com; & apprenticed 6 Nov 1767; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

Peter Soper of Hollywell, Dittisham, gent leased for 1 year, a messuage at Capton, Dittisham (formerly in the tenure of Richard Collyford) from William Strode of Butterford, formerly of Dittisham : Lease to Robert Browne of Capton & Christopher Clarke of Harbertonford, gent : 21 Sep 1767 ; Soper Family Deeds : Devon Record Office : 3843 M/T/5 [see 1755 & 1776]

John Soper, for Higher Shilstone, took John Brock as an apprentice : 1767 : Exbourne Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 3326 A/PO 5/3/9 www.a2a?

John Soper of Plymouth butcher, Mary Soper widow of John [speculate mother?] & Joan Lee of Plymouth unm; 25 Sep 1768; The 3 indited at Roborough Hundred, "for unlawfully & injuriously leaving John & Elizabeth Moore both under 3y without legal warrant in Bovey Tracey, with intent to burthen the parish with their maintenance. John & Mary Soper found not guilty. genuki

John Soper of Harbeton, yeoman, took Joan Andrews, as an apprentice, 1768 : Ashprington Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 2027A-2/PO1/50 [see 1768,1779,1791 & 1799] www.a2a

Mary Soper m.John Penhey 7 Nov 1769 at St Clements by Licence. Both Sign. Wits; Richard Soper & Thomas Pering Dartmouth-history.org.uk : [a William Soper Penhay m.1802]

William Soper (1769-1837) grave at Marlboroug village NY says d.14 Feb age 67y 8m b.Exeter, Eng (so c.Jun 1769 & the William bpt.9 Jul 1769 St Sidwell, Dev assumed). To US (NY State) 1783, [age abt 14] poss.with mother & step-father. He become lawyer; m.Eleanor Dickerson 1895; 'Judge Soper's' picture at Ulster County Courthouse, Kingston, NY, from grgrgrdau Mrs H B (Florence) Montgomery (1896- ) of Hampton, Virginia in New Soper Compendium p.241 : [assuming parents had some wealth St S mentions of, John a weaver (employer) of St Sidwells 1770 or Dr Abraham Soper, of St Sidwell 1782]

John Soper, cordwainer apprenticed Joseph Andrew, 4 Mar 1769 at Kingsteignton, Dev; scan

William Soper bought Higher Luscombe, Harberton, a tenement & 4 fields called Brockholes from Charles Evelyn. Part of recites, in a lease 10 Nov 1769, so the transaction was sometime before that : 46/1/11/2a-c www.a2aBoth Sign. Wits; Philip Evens & Richard Blackler

Samuel Soper, chain coverer? apprenticed John Havill, 15 May 1770 scan & chainmaker apprenticed James Taylor, 26 May 1774 both at Exeter, Dev scan

Elizabeth Soaper m.Stephen Widger of Staverton, at Ipplepen 12 Feb 1770 : ancestry.com

Ann Soper m.Thomas Greenslade 1770, Bovey Tracey : I've returned from a week of family history research in Devon. (I've extended my Greenslade tree by two generations at Bovey Tracey: Anyone tracing these names? John Hodges, Bedfordshire 24 Sep 2000) : from Rootsweb
: Ann Soper (?-1818) m.Greenslade; their son John Greenslade bpt.10 Apr 1774 Bovey Tracy, Dev (a soldier in Devon Militia 1793-1816, transportation conviction 1818) : source

John Soper, a weaver of St Sidwells, Exeter (for farmer Squire estate) took Jane Davy (Ann Davies' maid) as an apprentice, 1770 : Huxham Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office - ref. 2930A-2/PO 17/65 www.a2a

John Soper, at Coleridge Hundred, had a peck of Barley val 1s. stolen by Anthony Nicholson of Totnes. labourer, charged 1 Apr 1770 - Guilty, transported 7y
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Samuel Soper, had 6 guineas, 5 half guineas & a 6s-9d piece stolen by Nicholas Tope, labourer of Harbberton & Anthony Nicholson above; charged 20 Mar 1770; Tope not guilty, Nicholson, transported
genuki : [?a Samuel m.Jenny Hannaford at Harberton 1774?] : [?had ribbons stolen 1805]


Peter Soper in Freeholders Book for Dittisham (hundred of Coleridge), Devon, 1771, others in parish, Langdon John Full, gentleman, Robert Brown, freeholder, Richard Trist, freeholder, Edward Luscombe, freeholder, Richard Furneaux, leaseholder foda.org.uk : [a Peter in Dittisham 1751, 1762 & 1771]

William Soper in Freeholders Book for Harberton (hundred of Coleridge), Devon, 1771, 17 others listed in parish foda.org.uk : [a William in Harberton 1771 & 1799] : [also in hundred of Coleridge, Peter Soper 1751, '61 & '71]

William Soper in Freeholders Book for Chagford (hundred of Wonford), Devon, 1771, 16 others on parish list foda.org.uk : [William in Changford 1733, '62, & '71]


Agnes Soper m.Thomas Pike 19 Dec 1771 by licence at Dittisham, He signs. Wits; William Smith & Nicholas Tuckerman. dartmouth-history.org.uk

William Soper, yeoman of Wonford hundred, Chagford; Devon Freeholders Book, 1771 : source

Hester Soper apprenticed to William Thurford, 1771 [training for no trade other than housewifery] through Overseers of the Poor, Heavitree Parish, Exeter, Devon - ref. 3004A/PO 193/1/6 www.a2a

Mary Soper m.John Widdicombe 17 Dec 1771 St. Andrew's Church, Harberton : source

John Soper, took Hugh Walter as an apprentice, 1771 : Thrushelton Parish, Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office. ref. 1003/107 www.a2a : [see 1684]

John Soaper & Mary bpt children below at Bow Meeting House (Presbyterian), Exeter; Record 965: 1687-1823 from non-conformist registers
- John Soaper bapt.24 Mar 1772 Exeter : scan
- Alice Soaper bapt.16 Jan 1775 Exeter; scan bpt by Mic.Towgood
- John Soaper bapt.20 Apr 1778 Exeter scan

William Soper, apprenticed to John Nosworthy, woolcomber 3 May 1772 at Chagford, Devon; ; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

William Soper apprenticed to John Nosworthy 1772, woolcomber of Changford, Devon; Payment, £8 8s, ref 58/68, Page 1058, British Apprentice List, from BritishOrigins.com : & apprenticed 3 May 1772; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan : [connection, a Soper/Nosworthy apprentiship 1791 Ilsington]

William Soaper apprenticed to William Row, yeoman 1773 : Overseers of the Poor, Heavitree Parish, Exeter : Devon Record Office. ref. 3004A/PO 193/1/2 [see 1766 & Hester Soper 1771] www.a2a

William Soper : sale of goods, Dartmouth : 31 May 1773 : from The Western Flying Post or Sherborne & Yeovil Mercury source

William Soper by apprenticeship 8 Jan 1774 from Roll of Freemen (p.299) snippets from Exeter Freemen, 1266-1967 pub.1973 Google Books snippet

John Soper m.Jane Gribble 10 Jul 1774 Dartford, Dev, he signs; witneses; Edward Dashper & Ric. Pillar. dartmouth-history.org.uk

Elizabeth Soper m.William Williams 14 Aug 1774 St. Andrew's Church, Harberton : source

Samuel Soper m.Jenny Hannaford 1 Jan 1774 St. Andrew's Church, Harberton : source : [a Hannaford wit Soper m.1802 : a Mary Hannaford wit. Robert Soper m.1806 : Soper/Hannaford m.1823 & 1843] : [had money stolen 1770?]

Walter Soper woolcomber formerly of Buckfastliegh, Dev, late of Calais, France. One of several ‘fugitives surrendered to the warden’ In Fleet Prison : 5th banckruptcy notice 10 Sept 1774 : [?a Walter took apprentice 1805 & ?m1750]

Ann Soper, apprenticed to Nicholas Mardon, yeoman, 1774 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 73 www.a2a

Ann Soper (?-1818) m.Greenslade; their son John Greenslade bpt.10 Apr 1774 Bovey Tracy, Dev (a soldier in Devon Militia 1793-1816, transportation conviction 1818) : source [m.1770 above]

Thomas Soper apprenticed to John Edmonds, attorney 30 Apr 1774 at Ashburton, Dev; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan [no link in legal Sopers,]

Peter Soper topped a list of 10 copied a 1774 letter from J Hutchings of Dittisham to John Searle of Mount boon. Letter about undertaking the bridge to be built in a month & Hutchings will pay for it dartmouth-history.org.uk --- 7 Oct 1774 Mr Kendall offered list Way-wardens voted by parishioners. Soper & Pering if chosen they would oppose the bridge; but if Weeks & Ash chosen, Mr Hutchings would have it built : [see 1776]

Joan Soper m.John Turner alias Harner, labourer 21 Nov 1774; St Andrews, Chardstock marriages, source : [Hannah m.Henry Board there 1777]

J Soper a weaver of Alfriston took apprentice J Humphrey aged 15, 3 Nov 1774 for 7 years. He worked there til 9 Jul 1781. Then worked in a shop that Soper rented in Brightelmstone til 21 Sept. He finished his apprenticeship 3 Nov at his master's father in West Grinstead [Mr Soper?]. 'Rex v Brightelmstone' judged the parish must support Humphrey as he was there 40 full days at the end of his apprenticeship. [Seems Soper neither wanted to employ him or have him in his parish] A Parish Officer Handbook

Edward Soper & a John Soper held a tenement in Hennard Jefford (Germansweek parish) next to Bratton Clovelly starting in 1775 source

William Soper b.1775 Exeter, m.Jane HARRIET b.1779 Exeter. A son, Thomas Soper b.1801 Exeter (& probably other children). Does anyone know anything about William or Jane : www.curiousfox.org.uk [Nov'06] : [perhaps the convict b.1801]

William Soper, apprenticed to Henry Stockman, blacksmith 31 Jan 1775 at Widecombe in the Moor, Dev; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

Soper's Tenement, in Hennard Jefford, (Germansweek, Devon), Luxmore - Soper (counterpart) 1775 (then 14 year lease, 1839, Luxmoor - Seccomber) : from papers of Luxmoore family of Okehampton & Witherden, Devon Record Office : ref 314M-0/L/8/14 [see rootweb note] www.a2a

John Soper, of Pulston, yeoman, & William Soper of Simpson, yeoman, took a 7 year lease : 30 Aug 1775, from John Parker of Saltram, esq : Mansion & tenement of Boringdon with adjoining fields called Higher & Lower Croft, Broomhill, Sadlidge, Bakers Arish & Furze Park. Also 10 fields called New Park, Middle Park, Lane Park, Broad Park, Golden Park, Lower & Higher Wood Park, Barn Park, Long Park & North Park. Also Higher & Middle Plymbridge Marshes. Also the pound for cattle adjoining to Broomhill : Rent: £231 pa : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 69/M/4/54 www.a2a

Peter Soper of Capton & wife Margaret Deed of appointment of a Capton messuage & £250 to the use of Peter Soper the younger after their deaths 30 Jan 1776. Soper Family Deeds see 1716 [relating to Dittisham, Cornworthy & Dinnicombe] at Devon Record Office ref 3843 M/T/6 : [see 1774]

Samuel Soper, cabinet maker apprenticed Edw Knight, 8 Aug & Rob Beal, 14 Nov 1776 at Exeter, Devon; scan, scan; & 'carver'. apprenticed Jno Bryant, 26 Jun 1783 scan; Samuel 'of the Precinct of Bedford' Exeter cabinetmaker apprenticed Richd Stoke, 8 Feb 1788 scan & apprenticed John Spreat, 12 Nov 1791 scan; apprenticed John Rowdon, 16 Oct 1794 scan & apprenticed Daniel Sprague, 29 Oct 1796, all at Exeter, Dev scan : [1803]

Soper family (males were thatchers) in Diptford from pre 1776 to nearly 1900. Looking for links; from Bob Dean, Broadstairs source : [see 1822]

John Soper of Halwell, yeoman took John Damrell as an apprentice, 1776, Halwell Parish. Devon Record Office ref 2930A-2/PO 17/65

William Soper 6 May 1776 at Coombe. Sherborne & Yeovil Mercury Newspaper reference about barrel staves source

Dorothy Soper, Bastardy maintenance order: Zachariah Cowley of Littlehempston, labourer, & Dorothy Soper, 1776 Littlehempston Parish, Overseers of the Poor. Devon Record Office: ref 2217A/PO 21/4 www.a2a

Joseph Soper, apprenticed to John Pike, tailor 28 Jul 1777 at Exeter, Dev; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

Hannah Soper m.Henry Board 19 May 1777; St Andrews, Chardstock marriages, source : [Joan m.John Turner a labourer there 1774]

? Soper owned land to the East of Medland, mentioned in a neighbouring lease between Margaret Nosworthy & John Pinsent : 1777 : Devon Record Office, ref 4930 B/T/M/103, 104 www.a2a

Jane Soper, was left £10 in will of Richard Brooking of Newton Ferrers, yeoman, Proved at Totnes, 9 May 1788 . Will made 21 Dec 1777 : (other children Ann Brooking, Agness Brooking, Mary Ann Brooking & Josias Rowse Brooking) Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 107/305 www.a2a

Mary Soper (c1754-?) m.Edward Smerdon (1854-?) 14 Apr 1777, St Pancras Church, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, 5 children Ian Butterworth's tree

Abraham Soper, took Joan Holland as an apprentice by consent, 1777 : Devon Record Office : Littlehempston Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Littlehempston Parish - ref. 2404A/PO 123/2 www.a2a

John Soper 13 Jul 1778 - 'East Hartley', Blackawton, Devon : for sale notice in the Western Flying Post & Sherborne & Yeovil Mercury source

William Soper m.Elizabeth Geach 13 Oct 1778 in Stoke Damerel : source [from IGI]

Simon Soper : 1778 b.Sourton learnt the art of tailoring from his father when he was 18. He worked for his father for a year & went to Broadwoodwidger for 13 weeks working part time with John Jago, returned to Sourton & married : Settlement Examinations, South Tawton Parish Council [to identify if he was entitled to poor law relief from the parish] ref 3212A/PO 106/1/4 www.a2a John Soper buried 1779 & Susan Soper d.1787 at South Milton, Devon source

Anne Soper m.John Tilley 9 Sept 1779 St Andrew's Church, Harberton: source

Winifred Soper was apprenticed to George Paddon: 1779 : Overseers of the Poor, Ilsington Parish : Devon Record Office, ref 122 A/PO 522 www.a2a

John Soper of Harbeton, yeoman, took Mary Morgan, as an apprentice, 1779 : Ashprington Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 2027A-2/PO1/92 [see 1768,1779,1791 & 1799] www.a2a

John Soper, apprenticed to William Northcote, cabinet maker 14 May 1779 at Dartmouth, Dev; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

To William Soper my _ _ _ _ ten pounds if he is still living with me at my death 1780 Will of Thomas Veale of Coffleet, Devon [speculate servant as several others with same bequest inc coachman & housekeeper £10 & footman & maids (those under 1 year's service got £5 5s) from geocities]

Joseph Soper, of Milbrook & William Soper, of Plymouth dock, both subscribed 1780 , to 'Life Review'd' : a poem; based on reflections upon the silent inhabitants of the churchyard of Truro, in the County of Cornwall : from Ancestry.com's database of Directories & Lists

Mary Soper m.Henry Oliver both 'of this parish' 27 Aug 1780 witnesses John Soper & John Williams [presume a church representative] : from Genuki

Jane Soper m.John Cuming 15 Aug 1780 St. Andrew's Church, Harberton : source

Dolly Soper m.John Edwards 20 Jun 1780 Dartford, Dev, he signs. Wits; John Rumsum & Ric. Pillar.. dartmouth-history.org.uk

John Soper, for Brickhouse estate, took Mary Wills as an apprentice : 1780 : from Overseers of the Poor, Kenton Parish : Devon Record Office: ref 70 A/PO 7057 www.a2a

Elizabeth Babbage Soper apprenticed to Edward George, baker. Totnes record 1780 : ref 1579A-0/24/65/47 www.a2a ['Babbidge' in 1782]

John Soper, taylor apprenticed George Herslake, 19 Sep 1780 at Moreton Hampstead, Dev; scan

Richard Soper Totnes apprentice indenture record. 'Hannah Cuming to John Oldrieve, grocer for Mr Richard Soper's house' 1780 : ref 1579A-0/24/65/55 www.a2a : [see 1782 & 1801 apprentice & will? 1806]

William Soper (c1723-?) aged 26 a labourer : 5ft 9½" high, Married, living in Plymouth Dock Parish : Good workman : Fresh complection with a wort on left side of nose : Entry 10 Apr 1773. 5 years 8 months service. Discharged 'to a sawyer' 7 May 1780 : from Plymouth Artificers 1779

Mary Soper m.Richard Mitchell both from Ilsington, about 1780's. I am related to the Mitchell's. ( My maiden name is Mitchell), Hope you can help me as I have hit a brick wall. Peter Bolton e-mail to Thomas R Cole, colestips@sympatico.ca, Mar'06 who replied 'think she was Mary Soper b.1773 Moreton Hampstead to John Soper & Joan (Smedon). [widow Joan & dau Mary Mitchell claim poor relief 1813]

John Soper bapt.29 Mar 1781 at Cross Meeting (Presbyterian), Moreton Hampstead, Dev, parents John & Sarah (Sarah, the mother. bpt same day) : scan & scan2 from Non-Conformist Registers

William Soper, apprenticed to Stephen Bastow, 1781 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 112 www.a2a

John Soper, of Mamhead, yeoman, for Mr Newbury's marshes, late Mr Woolcombe's, took Zacharias Burgess, as an apprentice : 1781 : Overseers of the Poor, Chudleigh Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 3009A-99/PO18/163 www.a2a

Grace Soper, apprenticed to John Loveys, 1781 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 108 www.a2a
Grace Soper, apprenticed to William Hole of Crownley in respect of his estate called Bucks Barn tenement, 1782 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 142 www.a2a

William Soper m.Ann bef.1782
- Ann Soper bapt.15 May 1782 at Bow Meeting (Presbyterian), Exeter, Dev : scan all below in Non-Conformist Registers
- John Soper bapt.11 Oct 1784 at Bow Meeting : scan
- Ann Soper bapt.6 Sep 1788 at Bow Meeting : scan
- Sarah Soper bapt.25 Jul 1790 at Bow Meeting : scan
- John Soper bapt.11 Dec 1791 at Bow Meeting : scan
- Elizabeth Soper bapt.19 Jul 1793 at Bow Meeting : scan; bur.9 Mar 1813 at Bow Meeting age 11 : scan
- George Soper bapt.16 Oct 1796 at Bow Meeting : scan

Elizabeth Babbidge Soper apprenticed to John Babbidge of Anthony, Cornwall, carpenter, Totnes record 1782 : ref 1579A-0/24/65/72 www.a2a [Babbage in 1780]

Margaret Soper of Dittisham 1 of 7 farmers; appeal at the bar of House of Lords, 6 Jun 1782; Appellants; Langdon John Full, Edward Luscombe, Richard Furneaux, John Webber, Robert Brown, John Dearing & Margaret Soper, farmers & occupiers of lands in Dittisham, Parish, Deveon: Respondent Rev John Hutchings, clerk, rector of Dittisham: House of Lords papers, 1740-92 : ref 1579A-0/24/65/69 source

Richard Soper maltman, took Richard Coleman as an apprentice, Totnes record, 'for Mr Christopher Prodham's house in Totnes' 1782 : ref 1579A-0/24/65/69 www.a2a [other apprentices 1780 & 1801]

Dr Abraham Soper, of St Sidwell was a substitute for John Gage of Uplyme. 1782 : payments to families of Militia men & their substitutes : Paid £2. 2s for 14 weeks from Apr-Jul 1782, at 1s per week each for his family : Uplyme Parish Records ; ref 3030A/PO 21/3-4 www.a2a


John Soper in Freeholders Book for Ugborough (hundred of Ermington), Dev, 1783 : foda.org.uk : [also in Ugborough Henry 1799]

John Soper in Freeholders Book for Thrushelton (hundred of Lifton), Devon, 1783 : only 2 others listed in parish, John Thorn, foda.org.uk : [a John Soper in Thrushelton 1751, '62, '83 & '99, an Arthur there 1733 & '41] : [see 1684]

Richard Soper a freeholder in Freeholders Book for Thurlestone (hundred of Stanborough), Dev, 1783 : others listed in parish, Thomas Squire, John Squire, William Lidstone, John Wakeham, John Reeve, John Phillips all freeholders, Jonathan Hodge, leaseholder foda.org.uk : [a Richard at Thrushelton 1783 & 1799] : [in same hundred a William Soper in Diptford 1799]

Walter Soper in Freeholders Book for Ashburton (hundred of Teignbridge), Devon, 1783 : foda.org.uk : [a Walter in Ashburton '41 & '82] : [in same Hundred; William in Bovey Tracy '11, '21, '33 & '41 & Benjamin in Islington '62 & Walter in Ashburton '41 & '82]

William Soper, freeholder of Harberton [& 1771] foda.org.uk

Presume 2 soapmakers? in Tiverton : (Thomas Langdon, a soper : John Berry, a soper foda.org.uk)


Sarah Soper, Honiton Dev; settlement re house?, Egham; magistrate John Hart, esq; record at Middlesex Sessions: Justices' Working Documents Oct 1783; source; scan

Mary Soper m.Richard Bulley of Broadhempston, Mariner 31 Jul 1783 at St Clements by Licence. Both Sign. Wits; J. King & Richard Blackler Dartmouth-history.org.uk

William Soper, yeoman, 18 Apr 1783, took John ? as an apprentice. Overseeers of the poor, Sherford Parish, Exeter.[a Gen Servant, no training] ref. 3033A/PO 165www.a2a

Miriam Soper buried 1 Jan 1783 : Parish Registers of St. Ida's church Ide : source

William Soper a freeholder in Harberton in 1783 Devon Freeholders book foda.org.uk
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: William Soper, of Harberton, took John Egbert a parish pauper, as an apprentice from 11 to 24. He deserted at 21 & 7m later he returned to the parish where he was offered a job providing he bought off his time. His father paid Soper 4 guineas, 24 Feb 1783. Soper offered to give up the pauper's indenture but it was not asked for. Seems? the indenture was not available 2 years later [had Soper died? perhaps Egbert had become chargeable to the parish?]. Court decided indentures were bought, so John, a pauper, was not chargable to Harberton; from a case law book [John 22 in 1783 so apprentiship around 1760] : GoogleBooks.com
: William Soper in Freeholders Book for Harberton (hundred of Coleridge), Dev, 1799 : foda.org.uk

Ann Soper (1757-1809) (dau of Benjamin Soper, b.Ilsington 26 Sep 1757) m.William Knott 30 Jan 1783, Ashburton, Dev. family tree. Ann died 1809 & is buried in Ilsington. It seems Willaim re-married Elizabeth? as this family appears in a later Devon census. (his father, William Knott, of Ashburton, Dev, reportedly lost at sea, off Newfoundland after his "..if I do not return.." will of Aug 1809 [will was written Dartmouth, proved & filed in Exeter. Family tradition indicates that he was a sea captain*]). His son William Soper Knott : b.17 Nov 1796, went to America, date unknown [*a stonemason, came to Boston abt 1815] : d.17 Feb 1826, Boston, Mass : Son (WSK jnr) b.17 Jan 1822, Maine source : from April Conway [WSK Jnr's GG-Grandchild?] source
: [* from Gr-gr-gr-gr-gr granddau Gloria : source]

William Soper & Elizabeth Lear: (parents, Thomas Lear & Ann Ley) m.c1784 : children's baptisms; William Soper b.bef.1790; Robert Soper 20 June 1790 Harberton;
- William Soper bpt.4 June 1805 Harberton
- John Lear Soper bpt.15 Apr 1807 Harberton; blacksmith; m.Ann bef.
1833
- Robert Soper bpt.30 Jan 1809 Harberton
- Thomas Lear Soper bpt.5 Feb 1811 Harberton : connection? a Thomas Lear Soper m.Jan>Mar 1885, Stoke Damerel, Dev (to either Emma Smith or Alice Elizabeth Snell)

Walter Soper & John Soper of Ashburton, Devon : trade 'serge maker, textiles', separate listings in 'Bailey's British Directory', for 1784 : from Ancestry.com's database of Directories & Lists
Walter Soper sergemaker at Ashburton, Dev; 1 Jan 1782 Fire Insurance Policy Register, londonlives.org: [other Ashburton serge makers 1761 : 1784 : 1811 & 1828 at Buckfastleigh] : [will 1820?] : [partnership bankrupt 1807]

John Soper gave evidence against John Star, who was committed with feloniously stealing a sheep, the property of William Langdon. 9 Mar 1784 Lent Devon Assize : from Genuki

Richard Soper of Totnes, Dev trade, 'maltster food/drink', listed In Bailey's British Directory, for 1784 : from Ancestry.com's database of Directories & Lists : [see will? 1806]

John Soper, yeoman took Nicholas Homer as an apprentice: 1784 : Blackawton Parish : ref 995A/PO 413 [no training stated, so taken as a general servant] www.a2a

John Soper, Settlement examination 1784 : Emington Parish, [usually to establish if a person or family is entitled to assistance from the parish] Church of England Records, Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office : ref: 909/17 www.a2a

William Soper, buried 6 Jun 1784 : Parish Registers of St. Ida's church Ide : source

John Soaper of Mamhead had Mary Gipson apprenticed to him in Kenn : Devon Record Office : Kenn Parish 1784 source

John Soper, a weaver of St Sidwells, Exeter, (for Huxham Higher Paper mill) took Thomas Mogridge as an apprentice in husbandry or weaving, 1784 : Huxham Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office - ref. 2811 A/PO 67 www.a2a

Samuel Soper, wife Elizabeth, children Ruth aged 8 & Mary aged 2, to Ugborough [where poor relief was available?] 1784 ; Overseers of the Poor, Modbury Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 269A/PO 182 www.a2a

Sarah Soper, for Over the Hill , took Rebeccah Bond as an apprentice, 1 May 1784 : Ken Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 2668A/PO 47/22 [see also 1792] www.a2a

Edward Soper, 19 Aug 1785, St Sidwell a will in Oswyn Murray collection [other Exeter wills John 1701, Grace (widow of John) 1705, Abraham 1707, John (snr) 1764, Edward 1785, Elizabeth 1821, Elizabeth 1849, Edwind 1878, Henry 1876]
Edward b.5 Jul 1829 & b.20 Aug 1735 St Sidwell, Exeter (igi)

Thomas Soper of Ashburton & John Taylor of Totnes, mentioned in a marriage ageement of Elizabeth Trist, marrying Andrew Hilley. 10 Aug 1785 : The agreement mentioned in will of the late Elizabeth Hilley 1803. Devon Record Office ref 2779 M/26/19 www.a2a

William Sopper, a sawyer 'topman' [presume a 2 man saw, so not a pitman, under the log] : Time of Entry, 7 May 1785 : 'Described at No. 175 of the Labourers' Plymouth Artificers 1779 : [presume Plymouth Naval Dockyard]

John Soaper of Mamhead apprenticed Mary Gipson, which possibly finished a year before her Kenn Parish, Poor Relief Settlement Examination in 1785 : Devon Record Office. ref 2668A/PO 155 www.a2a

John Soper of Moretonhampstead employed Robert Morrish hired himself by the year to Soper when 25 or 26, but left before the end of the second year. This happened at least 9 years before his Totnes poor law examination, 1786 www.a2a ref.1579A-0/24/38

Samuel Soper of Honiton, a cordwainer, took James Knight as an apprentice in cordwaining, 1786 : Littlehempston Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office - ref. 2404A/PO 188/2 www.a2a : [had ribbons stolen 1805]

William Soper of Harberton took John Egbert as apprentice until he was 24, but John left age 21. Court case 1786. source : [see William 1783]

Gregory Soper once lived in a messuage called Husson alias Hurston near the village of Hurson alias Hurston. This was before a lease 16 Mar 1786 between Joan Horwell of Exeter, spinster : Elias Andrew of Buckland in the Moor, yeoman & William Drewe of New Inn, Middlesex, gent; Devon Record Office: Buckland in the Moor ref 74/9/6/8www.a2a

George Soper m.Grace bef.1786 of Truro, Con
- Mary Anne Soper b.7 Jul 1786 St Austel, Con; bapt.25 Jul at Corpus Christi Chapel (Independent), Stonehouse, Dev : scan from Non-Conformist Registers; Record.120: 1786-1837 (as all others below)
- Emma Selina Soper b.11 May 1792 Falmouth, Con; bapt.30 May at Stonehouse
- George Isabell Soper b.29 Apr 1796 St Austel; bapt.26 Jul at Stonehouse
- Elenezer Soper b.18 Jun 1798; bapt.18 Jul at Stonehouse
- Elliomai Soper b.18 Jun 1798; bapt.18 Jul at Stonehouse
- Sophia Elizabeth Soper b.18 May 1800 St Austel; bapt.3 Jul at Stonehouse

Richard Soper m.Mary bef.1787
- Henry Soper b.11 Mar 1786; bapt.14 Jan 1787 at Batter Street (Presbyterian), Plymouth, Dev; scan from non-conformist registers; record.1218: 1768-1837
: Richard Soper bur.4 Jul 1817 at Batter St; scan
: Mary Soper bur.27 Dec 1823 at Batter St; scan

John Soper b.1787 St Giles, Dev : became a builder & publican London, m.Elizabeth Maria Drinkwater 22 Feb 1819 London : [a St Giles in Cornwall?]

Sarah Soper, for New House Estate, gave apprenticeship indentures to Elizabeth Venton of Mamhead (by the overseers of the poor) - ref. 4056M/PO 9 - date: 1787 : ref 4056 M www.a2a

Grace Soper m.William Chown. 22 Jan 1788 Exminster, Dev, 12 children 1789-1812, bapt.Exminster. source
: Grace Soper (c1774-1795) b.Devon, d.1 Nov [igi says d.22 Apr 1827] m.22 Jan 1788 at Exminster, Dev to William Chown (1754-1834) b.9 Aug; d.15 May both Exminster. Their son John Chown b.1796, Kennford, Dev; End of a researched maternal line of a person who took Y-DNA paternal test from www.ysearch.org

Richard Soper m.Mary Soper bef.1788
- John Soper bapt.6 Apr 1788 at Bow Meeting (Presbyterian), Exeter, Dev : scan from non-conformist registers; Record 965: 1687-1823 (as below)
- Rachel Soper bapt.9 Oct 1791 at Bow Meeting; scan

John Soper a jurer, Thruselton, 1788, p.55 from The History of Coryton, pub 1940 : source : [see 1684]

John Parris alias Soper, 20 Jan 1788 bbs [base born son of] Sarah, pauper; buried at Chardstock St Andrews Church source

Julian Soper, apprenticed to John Langworthy for Lower Wilmead estate, 1788 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 195 www.a2a

Henry Soper, took William Brooking as an apprentice : 1788 : Overseers of the Poor, Ugborough Parish, Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 884/271/81 www.a2a

Sarah Soper, for Brickhouse estate, took Thomas Wilkins as an apprentice : 1788 : from Overseers of the Poor, Kenton Parish : Devon Record Office: ref 70 A/PO 7134 www.a2a

"The Soper" was one of 19 ships who sailed from Dartmouth on 9 Apr 1788 : from The Times, Shipping News

Thomas Soper, apprenticed to John Berry for Forder estate, 1789 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 200 www.a2a

John Soper in Moretonhampstead employed John Smale, labourer, for a year, some time before Smale's 1789 settlement examination, for entitlement to poor relief, Chudleigh Parish :Devon Record Office, 3009A-99/PO15/7391 www.a2a

Mary Soper, buried 7 June 1789 : Parish Registers St Ida's church, Ide : source

Richard Soper (1789-?) b.Ashburton & Ann Sims (1788-?) b.Exeter, source : possible parents of Frederick Soper (c1825-?)

Jane Soper m.Richard Wheeler Shepherd 8 Apr 1789, Newton St, Petrock, Dev (Richard b.26 Mar 1762 Kilkhampton, Cornwall : source : researcher Gary Mason Sheppard

Sopers recorded in Universal British Directory, Inhabitants of Ashburton, Bradninch, Dartmouth, Exeter, Honiton, Plymouth & Moreton Hampstead, Devon, 1790-7, listing gentry & traders : scan for sale Theoriginalrecord.com

Hannah Soper m.William Peagam/Peagom in Barnstaple, 1790 Dev. Prior to this I'm stuck. Can trace them up to London in the early 1800's & through to present times : from Rosemary Kimberley : source

Mary Soper committed by W. Radcliffe esq 21 June 1790 for feloniously stealing three Gallons of Potatoes. Midsummer Qtr Session, Bridewell 14 July : from Genuki

Elizabeth Soper (of this parish) m.John Bearne (of Woolborough, carpenter) at Hennock 5 Aug 1790, witness James Soper & Elizabeth Sercombe (both signed), 5 Aug 1790 source [presume James witnessed 2nd marriage 1790] : [James brother-in-law witnessed John Sercombe m.1790, also witnessed John Bearne m.Elizabeth Soper 1790? & Mary Sircombe m.1793]

a Soper living in Sandford, Devon 1790 census (but not 1793 or 1800) source

James Soper 1790, witnessed marriage of Elizabeth BASTARD (ne CLAMPITT) to John Sercombe, Bovey Tracey, Devon. 11 Feb 1790 source [James (see below) was John's brother-in-law & brother-in-law James Soper of Hennock an executor in John's 1812 will & the James who m.Elizabeth Sircombe 1791 below] : [an Ann Soper witnessed marriage of Elizabeth Sercombe & Thomas Shepherd, of Ashburton) 2 Aug 1821]

Richard Soper & James Drake witnessed marriage of Joseph Carpenter & Mary Steer 9 Oct 1791 at Bovey Tracy : source see also 1766

Agnes Soper m.Richard Marshall (bef.1776-?) 5 July 1791 St. Mary the Virgin Church, Diptford, Dev [3mSE S.Brent] : source : Richard (c1764-c1818) 'from Diptford of Moorcock', Marshall line down to present day from Lorraine Lind of Matamata, NZ Jan 05 rootsweb
: Diptford Parish records 66 Soper records; no Agnes b.mentioned or Soper m.to an Agnes

James Soper m.Elizabeth Sircombe, 4 Aug 1791, Hennock; witnesses Samuel & Mary Sercombe (father & younger sister) sercombe tree
: James Soper witnessed brother in law's John Sercombe's m. to Elizabeth Bastard (ne Clampitt) 11 Feb 1790 source John a soap boiler in Bovey Tracey [One of only a few tenuous links of a Soper with soapmaking]
: James Soper of Hennock an executor in brother in law's John Sercombe's 1812 will source
- William Soper bpt.17 Jul 1792 at Hennock : [??speculate farmer of Leigh, Hennock*]
- James Soper bpt.25 Mar 1794 at Hennock, m.Sarah Soper Oct 1819 at Hennock; Farmed Little Warmhill Fm
- Elizabeth Soper bpt.1 Feb 1798 at Hennock
- John Soper bpt.17 Sep 1801 at Hennock
: James, farmer of Outter Warmhill, Hennock 1819 at his son's m. source
: James lived at Warmhill [farm] & rented [neighboring] Huish Farm [abt 1800?] from Sir Lawrence Park. He lent money to neighbour on Riley Fm**, not repaid but resulted in barring of a Riley track. His son James claimed right of way on neighbour's land 1852 court case]
: * '41cen speculate the eldest son? (or perhaps son of John & Mary?) William 45-9 farmer at Leigh, Hennock; Mary 40-5; Samuel 15-9; William 9; Mary 4 & 5 ag labs 10-24; Elizabeth Palmer 15 servant : 2nd household at Leigh John Soper 80-4, independent, & Mary 85-9 [**Sopers farming Riley Fm, '81cen]

James Soper b.c1791 Devon, George Soper b.c1824 [see m.1874] & son George Gustavus Soper b.1852; m.Louisa Laver 1874 London. I believe family involved in the Devon stonemasonry trade. from Raewyn Knofflock NZ : source The family lived at Plymstock & Devonport & were yeomen farmers.

Jonas Soper (1791-?) b.Islington, Dev 25 Sept 1791. Parents William Soper & Ann (nee Coysh). He went to Newfoundland, then m.Charlotte Keating 1816 : from Shirley Pedder looking for any siblings of Jonas & William Soper's parents. source, &: In the Maritime History Archive; his father were experienced sailors. Jonas first joined his father's ship, The Duke of Kent, age 12. He spent his life sailing & owning ships. Jonas was a Master Mariner when he died. William, also a captain, usually sailed from Dartmouth : his will will 2 : [see 'Sailing Soper']

William Soper, labourer, 1791, Poor relief, Settlement Certificate, Bovey Tracey Parish. Born, Ilsington. Apprenticed to John Furse of Bickington, served his time there, went to Woodland, 3 years as servant to John Skinner, since when he has used the seas, returned to Ilsington as servant to Samuel Nosworthy, 1 year, then 4 years with Richard Honeywell & married, came to Bovey, as a labourer, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 731 www.a2a [connection, a William Soper apprenticed to John Nosworthy 1772 Changford]

John Soper, apprenticed to John Adams, gent : 1791 : Overseers of the Poor, Modbury Parish, D Record Office, ref 269A/PO 926 www.a2a

John Soper of Harbeton, yeoman, took James Stoiles , as an apprentice, 1791 : Ashprington Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 2027A-2/PO1/143 [see 1768,1779,1791 & 1799] www.a2a

Sarah Soper, of Mamhead took Maria Bittle as an apprentice : 1791 : from Overseers of the Poor, Kenton Parish : Devon Record Office: ref 70 A/PO 7185 www.a2a

Thomas Soper (1757-1836) m.Emilia Madge, St Augustine-the-Less, Bristol, 14 Jan 1791. Parents John Soper & Agnes nee Searle, 7 children listed in igi, 1748-63, 6 bapt Ashburton, Dev. Thomas a sergemaker. Emilia d.17 Jun 1793, age 22 bur.St Andrew churchyard (an infant, John d.27 May) Thomas bpt.31 Jul, d.4 Jan & bur.11 Jan, aged 78.
: His 10 Feb 1832 will, had bequests to a niece, nephew, grandnephew & 2 servants, suggesting no re-marriage. Thomas : [Emilia Madge (1770-93) b.27 Dec & Edward Henry Madge (1770-1850) b.2 Mar (my ancestor) b.Ellore, India to Thomas Madge b.Ashburton & d.aged 31 a Major commanding 12th Reg of Native Inf, Fort St George, Madras
: The 2 illegitimate children (by his servant Yenkoo Letchmy) sent to their grandfather in Devon
] From David Madge 3xgrson of Edward : May'07 dvmadge'at'dsl.pipex.com from Rootsweb's Soper newsgroup : [if both from Ashburton why m.Bristol before returning?]
--- John Soper & ? bapt at Ashburton : John Tranick Soper 28 Nov 1846, Walter Soper 27 Mar 1750, & John & Agnes bapt Richard Soper 1 Mar 1754 (perhaps m.Ann Bowden 1776 A’tn b.A’tn), Eleanor Soper 15 Jul 1755, Thomas Soper 31 Jul 1757, Philip Soper 26 Dec 1760, William Soper 8 Dec 1763 : [They m.1791in Bristol as Emilia lived there with her uncle Stephen & family after grandparents died, Combinteignhead, Dev from David]

William Soper, for Shipley, took William Flood : 1792 : Overseers of the Poor, Chagford Parish, Devon Record Office, 1429A-99/PO 148/277 [see also 1818] www.a2a

William Soper, apprenticed to Wm Guppy, cordwainer 27 Feb 1792 at Honiton, Devon; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

Sarah Soper, for Over the Hill, took William Sarell as an apprentice, 18 Oct 1792 : Ken Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 2668A/PO 47/20 [see also 1784] www.a2a

Soper's workshop "In absolute decay. His poor health".- mentioned in letters to Daniel Beaumont from Bedford Estate's Steward about maintainance work on Milton Abbott Church [so who's poor health?] ref. R3/1196 - date: 29 June 1792 Bedfordshire & Luton Archives source

Robert Soper (c1741-?) Sgnt, S.Devon Reg of 67th Section of Militia; a husbandman, b.Ugborough, Dev. Discharged , age 52 after served faithfully for upwards of 17 years. Now rendeder incapable with rhumatic pains & other infermities. To receive HM's bounty through the Chelsea Board; 2 Jan 1793; [his army records] : [connection? a Robert paid rent Ugborough parish, Dev 1727]

Elizabeth Soper of Bovey Tracey 28 Mar, 1793 a will in Oswyn Murray collection

James Soper witnessed m.of Mary Sircombe & Gilbert Edwards 22 Oct 1793, Hennock source [presumably the James Soper who m.'91 above] (John was Mary's brother-in-law) source

Thomas Soper, Richard & William Soper, in a list of 72 residents of Ashburton, who contributed to a 'Bounties to Seamen' fund to encourage seamen to join the navy & 'promote the present armament' 1793 [perhaps also to stop the press gangs visiting] : source

John Soper, buried 6 Apr 1793 : Parish Register of St Ida's church Ide : source

William Soper apprenticed to John Rowell of.Colsworth : 1793 : Overseers of the Poor, Ilsington Parish : Devon Record Office, ref 122 A/PO 617 www.a2a

Peter Soper yeoman m.Brooking Agnes Luscombe 1 May 1793 at Dittisham, both sign. Wits; Wm Tucker & Rich. Browne, jnr. both XX dartmouth-history.org.uk
: Peter Soper rented 197 acres with good farm house, courtlage & convenient outhouses, for sale at Seven Stars, Totnes 18 Sept together (or seperatly) with adjoining mansion of Downton, late residence of L J Full deceased, with coach house & 6 stall stable, gardens, orchard & 9a & 14a woodland, Mr Soper renting the farmhouse 2m from Dartford overlooking Dartmouth harbour; in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post; 23 Aug 1804, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: Peter Soper & Edward Luscombe freeholders of Dittisham
1782
- Grace Luscombe Soper bapt 18 Dec 1795; m.John Trist 11 Jul 1818 at Dittisham, by licence. both sign. Witness; Margaret Soper & Harriett Trist] :
- Margaret Browne Soper b.c1802-6 (from '41cen) d.30 Aug 1864, spinster of Brixham; lived with brother; left c£6,000
- Edward Luscombe Soper bpt.20 Jan 1808 Dittisham, Dev; farmed 173a Upton Fm; d.Oct>Dec 1871, Totnes, age 64, unm
- Robert Browne Soper b.c1814 Dittisham; m.Margaret Culley 1858; '61cen 150a Rother Combe Fm, Brixham; d.12 Mar 1864 of Boohay, Brixham; left c£2,000
- Betsy Brooking Cowling Soper bpt.3 Mar 1814 Dittisham; m.Oct>Dec 1837 Totnes (to William Colston Collings or Thomas Snell)
- Brooking Agnes Soper a dau? inherited below?
: Brooking A Soper d.Mar 1825 relatives Brooking Agnes Soper got a £20pa annuiry from £815 annuity. William H Evens aquired it in 1855 & Edward Luscombe Soper applied for £800 legacy when they found out, see 1874 google books: [assume dau died as parents were in '41cen]
: '41cen Peter 70-4 yeoman, Agnes 70-4, Margaret 35-9, Edward 30-4, Robert 25-9 & Honor Luscombe 72, Harriet Trist 15, 3 servants; Elizabeth Brimicombe 20, Thomas Studworthy 19, John Jackman 14, Thomas Presland 30 ag lab :
: Peter (1771-1837) : [?so perhaps the] Peter Soper bpt.31 Oct 1770, Dittisham (igi)
: [legacy above in book snippet?] ...should pay £20 bequested by the will of his father to Brooking Agnes Soper & also a legacy of £200 bequeathed in the same will, the remaining to be paid to [brother] Edward Luscombe Soper......Mrs Rowlatt d.1849. Brokking Agnes Soper the annuitant d.1852, all arears of the annuity having been paid & Caroline Maria Luscombe d.1862 unm; from Cases Decided by English Courts pub.1875 google books

John Prowse Soper a tailoring apprentice to William Bennet, tailor, 1793 : Lustleigh Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 1987 A/PO 5/65 www.a2a : [a stay maker 1852]

James Soper a superannuated boatswain of His Majesty's Royal Navy, of Stoke Damerel, Dev. His will, 11 Nov 1794. Available online from National Archives PROB 11/1252

James Soper of Devon. His will proved Nov 1794 ref: 200039, Public Records Office : source

Soper, wrote (or mentioned) in Churchwardens Accounts at Brixham, 1794 : source

William Soper, apprenticed to Phillip Edwards, for his higher estate, 1794 : St John's Parish, Paignton : Devon Record Office : ref 3134A-1/PO 50/101 www.a2a

Walter Soper, apprenticed to Christopr Cole, fuller 5 Dec 1795 at Buckfastleigh, Dev; scan

William Soper (1795-?) m.Mary ? 'family from Hennock, Dev' : sons
- William Soper (1831-?) &
- Samuel Edwards Soper b.1825; a farmer; m.Eliza Mary Barber Apr?Jun
1853 & m.Louisa Easterbrook 1876; Easterbrook.org.uk
: [connection? an Elizabeth Edwards Soper m.Josiah Hellier Apr>Jun 1848, Newton Abbott, Dev (bmd)]

William Soper, Died 1795; Landlord of The White Horse, The Square, Moretonhampstead. Mrs Soper became landlady In 1799, her fiancé skipped town on their wedding day, 17 Apr 1799 & she had a son later that year; from a Moretonhampstead Diary. About noon, 1 Sep 1801, a fine partridge, nearly three parts grown, flew into Mrs Soper's kitchen, at the White Horse, & was taken alive, no person could give any account from what quarter it came, In 1804, she owned a pig weighing 705 lb. From A History of the Inns & Taverns of Moretonhampstead, page 24. Inns of Moretonhampstead. A news article adds Sergeant Bentley of the Marines, was to marry Mrs Soper today, but went off in the morning & left her in the lurch. [still landlady 1798]

William Soper (1796-1837) b.Exeter, Eng, d.14 Feb 1837, bur.Riverside Cemetery, Marlborough, New York. Next grave, Eleanor Dickerson Soper 8 Oct 1829 : source : IGI record; William Soper b.Jun 1796, Exeter, Dev & m.Eleanor Dickerson 25 Nov 1794 at Shawangunk, Ulster, New York

William Soper Knott b.17 Nov 1796 Ashburton, Dev; d.17 Feb 1826 Boston, Mass, (son of William Knott & wife Ann Soper) who m.1783 ; immigrated c.1815 m.Sarah Bickford 18 Feb 1819 Portland, Maine; 3rd of 6 children William Soper Knott (jnr) b.17 Jan 1822 Maine; d.15 Jun 1895 source
: William Soper Knott's son Ira Knot was my grandfather; from singer42_2000
: mother Ann Soper b.26 Sep 1757 Ilsington; m.1783 Ashburton, Dev; d.c1815 ?(Age 67)? Newfoundland, Canada ?(at sea)? : [from lost link
: William Knott, apparently left Ashburton, Dev - sometime after Aug 1809, reportedly died off Newfoundland coast (lost at sea). Family tradition indicates he was a sea captain. His will, written in Dartmouth. proved 1815 : [from lost link]

John Soper of Thrushelton, yeoman, son of John Soper, yeoman, deceased, A further mortgage for $55 (Plymouth) to Dr John Jago of Milton Abbott, vicar Broadleigh, Thrushelton 1796; Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office : ref 151/15 www.a2a : [see Thrushelton Sopers 1684]

William Soper buried 16 Aug 1796 : Parish Registers of St. Ida's church Ide : source

William Soper m.Ann Hill m.30 Sep 1796, Woodbury
- Mary Soper b.25 Dec 1804; several other children inc,
- Honor Hill Soper bpt.12 Aug 1809, Woodbury, Dev
- ? Leah Soper b.1812-16 [if '41cen is them?] m.John Brockington [in '41cen below]
- ? Hezia Soper b.1817-21 [if '41cen?]
: 1841 Ann Soper 60-4 & Hezia Soper 20-4 both lace makers at Windsor, Woodbury, Dev, '41cen; 3 other households in building / Ann Taylor 55 lodger, John Salters lodger / Richard Hill 30-4 ag lab Rachael Hill 25-9 / John Brockington 25-9 ag lab, Leah 25-9, Ann 6, Frederick 1
scan
: 1826 Honor Soper? m.Samuel Lee b.c1826, Devon; dau Emma Lee b.1846 Plymouth, Dev & m.William Puddifin/Pudifinrom; researcher Stephen Welling 2006 genesreunited
: Honora Soper b.1813-4 Dev & Mary Soper 1810 : Steve Welling looking for info Nov'07 rootsweb.com
: Leah Soper; I'm looking for John Brockington m.Leah Soper 1834. think father William b.Kenn, Kenton or Kennford, Dev. from Dianne Berry curiousfox.org.uk [May 06] : &; genesreunited [May 06]

Frances Soper dau of Richard & Hannah Soper of Totnes (b.18 Apr 1796, bapt 15 May, d.Allerton, Dartington); m.Totnes 13 Jan 1823 ; d.Allerton, Dartington, Totnes to John Plumer of the Stock Exchange b.Lambeth, Surrey (b.23 Mar : bpt Lambeth 25 Apr 1701 : d.11 Jul, bur Norwood) GoogleBooks.com fragment of a family tree] Visitation of England & Wales 1893 : [their son b.1830] : [a Hannah disolved a corn dealer partnership 1810]

Isaac Soper; HMS Fox; Pay book number SB 372; Rank, Landsman; Relation, Mother Mary; When Alloted. 1796; Remarks, Discharged 24 Oct 1801 to HMS Victorius : Allotment registers recording the sending of wages to next of kin : Public Records Office ref ADM 27/1/110 :
: [an Isaac had a Bastardy Order, with Prudence Bowder, 1814, Lustleigh Parish, Devon]
:
: [HMS Fox, 10-gun cutter, hired 1795. Nelson attacked Santa-Cruz, Teneriffe, 29 May 1797, Fox (
landed?) 180 assault troops, then sunk by shore-fire, 97 of 180 crew were drowned]
: [HMS Victorious 3rd rater, 74 guns. Flagship in East Indies, returning home 1803 she was condemed & broken up at Gibraltar]
:
: [an Isaac Soper bapt 15 Nov 1778, St.Sidwell, Exeter, Devon to Abraham/Mary igi (likely match as only 2 18thC Isaacs in igi list)]
:
: [see 1805 below]

Joseph Soper, address Plymouth, subscribed to a 1797 publication, 'The Floating Ideas Of Nature', suited To The Philosopher, Farmer & Mechanic : from Ancestry.com's database of Directories & Lists

John Soper of Broadwoodwidger, yeoman, 99 year lease of Tenement in Kellacott, Broadwoodwidger, Manor of Broadwood, from William Harris of Kenegie, Cornwall, clerk; 17 Apr 1797 : 14s pa : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 1415/8/2 www.a2a

Jane Soper widow & William Cloak mariner of Townstall m.6 Feb 1797 at St Savior, Dartmouth, witness Peter Mouchemore (a Dartmouth sailor) : source (& igi)

Ann Soper, apprenticed in housewifery to Nathan Trooke for his house & field, 1797 : Okehampton Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office: ref www.a2a

John m.Elizabeth
- Marianne Soper b.29 Jan 1797; bapt.16 Oct at Bow Meeting House (Presbyterian), Exeter, Dev; to John & Elizabeth; scan from Non-Conformist Registers Record.965; 1687-1823 (as all children below)
- William Soper b.10 Jul 1798; bapt.17 Jul at Bow Meeting : scan
- Mary Soper b.9 Oct 1800; bapt.8 Jun 1801 at Bow Meeting : scan
- Elizabeth Soper b.8 Aug 1803; bapt.19 Oct at Bow Meeting : scan
- Isabella Soper b.12 Aug 1804; bapt.6 Aug 1807 at Bow Meeting : scan : [m.1824 below?]
- John Soper b.13 Sep 1806; bapt.6 Aug 1807 at Bow Meeting : scan
- Thomas Soper b.15 Jan 1809; bapt.24 Sep at Bow Meeting : scan
- Edward Soper b.18 Jun 1811; bapt.25 Dec at Bow Meeting : scan
- Joseph Soper b.12 Mar 1814;bapt.25 Feb 1816 at Bow Meeting : scan
- Mary Soper b.19 Feb 1816; bapt.25 Feb at Bow Meeting : scan
: 1824 ?an Isabella Soper m.Frederick Woollcott 29 May 1824 St Mary Major, Exeter, Dev; '41cen at Exeter; Isibella Woolcott 36 with Frederick 37 cordwainer & 3 kids; seems Isabella d.Oct>Dec 1846 & Fred re.m.Jane Fare Oct>Dec 1848 Exeter genesreunited
: '41cen Frederick 37 cordwainer at Preston St, St Mary Major, Exeter; Isibella 36, John 16 1825 hair draper, Frederick 12, William 10, James 7, Elizth 1, all b.Devon

Henry Soper bapt.c1775 m.Mary Blight 15 Sep 1797 St Petroc's, S.Brent
son John Soper bp.9 Dec 1823 S.Brent, Dev (m.Jane Lane St Petroc's, S.B)
John's sons
- John Soper bp.22 April 1827 Brent Village, SB
- Henry Soper bp.c1840 SB
'61cen at South Brent : John, wife Jane sons Henry (c1840-?) & John (c1827-?) all b.SB
S.Brent Sopers
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Henry Soaper m.Mary Blight (brothers William & Henry who m.Mary Vanstone [see 1822]), son John Soaper of S.Brent m.Jane Lane their youngest child Henry Soaper (abt.1839) m.Elizabeth. researcher Marilyn Soper, a decendant, Mar'05 ancestry.com

Jane Soper widow m.William Cloak of Townstall, mariner 6 Feb 1797 St Saviour, Dartmouth, Dev, by Licence. he signs. Wits; Peter Mouchemore (1761->1801) a seaman of Dartmouth & John Soper dartmouth-history.org.uk : Muchmore site : [?a Jane m.John Soper 1774]

John Sopar, apprenticed to Arthur Southcombe, 1797, Overseers of the Poor, Hatherleigh Parish : Devon Record Office. ref. 2917 A/PO 18/7 [family? a Robert Soper apprenticed 1798 & William Soper in 1800] www.a2a

Joseph Soper m.Tamain bef.1797
- Elizabeth Soper 19 Dec 1797; bapt.2 Nov 1800 at Princes Street Chapel (Independent), Devonport, Dev : scan from non-conformist registers
- Joseph Soper b.16 Oct 1800 & bapt.2 Nov 1800 at Devonport; both bpt by Rev John James

Rev Charles Soper appointed pastor of The New Tabernacle, Norley Street, Plymouth 24 Jun 1798 (it opened Dec 1787) at a salary of £80 per annum. He continued until 1805. ('Old Tabernacle', for Congregational 'disenters' movement, opened 1744 closed 1793) www.plymouthdata

Robert Sopar, 11, apprenticed to Arthur Southcombe 1798, Overseers of the Poor, Hatherleigh Parish - Devon Record Office. ref. 2917 A/PO 18/13 [family? a John Sopar apprenticed 1797; a William Soper in 1800] www.a2a

Mrs Soper, 1798, New Steet. Landlord of the White Horse Inn. source :[landlady 1795]

Richard Soper of Stowford : Settlement of examination 27 Feb 1798 : Stowford Parish : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office : ref 1368/1/172 www.a2a

Ann Soper apprenticed to George Paddon, yeoman : 1798 : Overseers of the Poor, Ilsington Parish : Devon Record Office, ref 122 A/PO 664 www.a2a

John Soper butcher of Dartmouth. Universal British Directory 1798 : source

Richard Soper of Ashburton, took William Honeywill, 10 as an apprentice ; 1798 : Overseers of the Poor, Ilsington Parish : Devon Record Office, ref 122 A/PO 664 www.a2a


William Soper in Freeholders Book for Harberton (hundred of Coleridge), Dev, 1799 : foda.org.uk ; [a William in Harberton 1771, 1783 & 1799] : [also in hundred of Coleridge, Peter Soper 1751, '61 & '71]

Henry Soper in Freeholders Book for Ugborough (hundred of Ermington), Dev, 1799, others listed in parish, James Mitchell, John White snr, John White jnr, Richard Winter, Edward Shapter, Richard Hill, Henry D Hodge & Richard Hodder foda.org.uk : [also in Ugborough John 1783]

John Sooper in Freeholders Book for Thrushelton (hundred of Lifton), Dev, 1799, others in parish, Charles Cowling foda.org.uk

William Soper in Freeholders Book for Diptford (hundred of Stanborough), Devon, 1799 : foda.org.uk : [in same hundred a Richard Soper in Thurlestone 1783 & 1799] : [see Thrushelton Sopers 1684]

Richard Soper in Freeholders Book for Thurlestone (hundred of Stanborough), Dev, 1799, others in parish, John Square, Richard Moore, Thomas Square, Nicholas Shepherd, John Wakeham foda.org.uk : [a Richard at Thrushelton 1783 & 1799] : [in same hundred a William Soper in Diptford 1799] : [see Thrushelton Sopers 1684]

William Soper (jnr) in Freeholders Book for Withicombe [Chagford] (hundred of Wonford), Dev, 1799 : foda.org.uk : [William in Changford 1733, '62, & '71]


Walter Soper of Ashburton, subscribed to 'Twelve Songs', Composed by Joseph Kemp, late pupil of Mr. Jackson of Exeter. Opera., pub 1799, London : from Ancestry.com's database of Directories & Lists : [see also 1784] : [will 1820?]

John Soper of Harbeton, yeoman, took Robert Stoiles, as an apprentice, 1799 : Ashprington Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 2027A-2/PO1/189 [see 1768,1779,1791 & 1799] www.a2a [a John, Cordwainer of Harberton>]

Susanna Soper b.1799 Moretonhampstead, m.John Gale (shoemaker) Aug 1822 In Sylvia's tree : Mar 05 source

Robert Soper m.Sarah Cockey, 14 Mar 1799, St. Andrew's Church, Harberton : source : [Ann & John Cockey witnessed a Soper m.1802]

Ann Soper was buried 23 Sept 1799 at St James the Great, Slapton - Index to burials : source ; source : [& William Soper bur.30 Jul 1800 there below]

Joseph Soper of Plymouth a cooper, & William Soper of Plymouth a butcher, paid 40s & 12s pa, to Plymouth for a 21 year waterlease for his house in St Andrew's Street inhabited by John Wills, 1799 : 1/719/200 www.a2a
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: 1795 Joshua, wine cooper apprenticed John Mortimer, 20 Jun 1785 at Plymouth scan, & then as a cooper, apprenticed Edward Venning, 8 Sep 1786 scan; & George Forwood, 26 Aug 1790 scan & Wm Hingston, 14 May 1793 scan; & Wm Williams, 14 May 1794 scan; & Wm Brooking, 28 Dec 1795 scan; & Philip Evens, 9 Mar 1797 scan; & John Harlow, 5 Apr 1800 scan; & Richd Thomas, 22 Jan 1802 scan; & Fras R Shephard, 20 Jun 1803 scan all apprenticed at Plymouth
: 1800 Joseph Soper a cooper. A 'tenant at will', of 4 messuages in Woolster St, Plymouth & of a large cellar & loft over, behind & adjoining a dwelling house tenanted by Daniel Pallot, fisherman; Soper also tenant of a large cellar, formenly a bake house & outhouses & garden; Soper had undertennants. A large part of a plot for sale by owner 'a capital situation for a brewery, warehouses ext' 21 Feb 1800, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [cooper of Plymouth rented 4 houses Woolster St 1800] : [cooper of Plymouth, will proved 1803] : [same lease as above 1817] : [executor of will 1820]
: c1800 Mr Soper of Plymouth, Dev; took transfer of 7y apprentiship of Jospeh Harris, after 5y as his master Mr Head, a cooper of King St, Plymouth Dock, Stoke Dameral died; Mr Soper failed; Settlement exam of Mrs Harris 70 at Shoreditch, Lon 29 Dec 1852; [so apprentiship c1800]; scan
: 1820 Joshua Soper Rrmoutfa, Jan. 1820. Woolster Street. apply for catalogues & further particulars 1821 : Royal Cornwall Gazette 3 Feb 1821 source
: 1837 Josh Soper esq., merchant, Woolster Street, Bristol; Trade Journal 1837-8 source [a Joseph ship owner, Woolster St 1836 directory]

Richard Soper, apprenticed to John Ellis for Bearer, 1800 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 324 www.a2a

John Soper apprenticed to John Rowell, yeoman : 1800 : Overseers of the Poor, Ilsington Parish : Devon Record Office, ref 122 A/PO 702 www.a2a

William Soper, junior, took Thomas Blee as an apprentice : 1800 : Overseers of the Poor, Chagford Parish, Devon Record Office, 1429A-99/PO 148/105 www.a2a

William Soper was buried 30 Jul 1800, Slapton - Index to burials : source [see Ann above]

Eleanor Soper a spinster of Ashburton. Her will 20 May 1800, nationalarchives ref prob11/1342

Robert Soper of Standcombe, William Soper 2 of 4 main tenants Estate of Painsford House & (3m from Totnes) for auction at Seven Stars, Totnes 10 Sept 1800. The house too decayed to occupy, with 750 acres in parishes of Ashprington, Totnes & Harberton; known as Painsford & Mill, Littleford, Standcombe, Stagey Park, Tercombe, Martin's Tenement, Yoniden's Tenement & Horse Hill. Contact R.Soper to be shown around, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

William Soper (c1791-?), age 9, apprenticed to Henry Abell : 1800 : Hatherleigh Parish : Devon Record Office : ref 2917 A/PO 18/30 www.a2a

Thomas b.1800 (in Devon, we believe) m.Jane Eyres at Bonavista, Canada 15 Jan 1826. (Jane bur.22 Oct 1875 at age 88; possibly a widow (nee Dyke), dau of Richard & Elizabeth (Etsell) Dyke who m.Samuel Ayres 20 Nov 1809) : son Thomas b.1836 Bonavista : son James b.1860 Bonavista : dau Deborah Soper of Bonavista, b.1894 : from Deborah's child source

'Memories of Moretonhampstead', by George Friend (pub 1994, Devon Books), MH is a small market town, near the eastern confines of Dartmoor Forest
Frank Soper, Fore Street, MH; Owned butcher's shop ; p18
George Soper (c1746-1801) , Husbandman, died of starvation aged 55, 'Tis supposed the want of the common necessaries of life hastened his dissolution'. 5 Mar 1801 from a diary of events in Meretonhampstead kept by Silvester Treleaven source : &

Richard Soper maltman, took Nicolas Fox as an apprentice, Totnes record, 'on his dwellinghouse where he lives' 1801 : ref 1579A-0/24/67/79 www.a2a : [another apprentice 1782] : [will 1801]

Thomas Soper (c1801-1877), a convict from Exeter, aged 19, 1 of 190 convicts on Earl St Vincent, 412 tons, sailed Portsmouth to Sydney, 12 Apr 1820, arrived 16 Aug : www.blaxland.com : 6 July 1824, of Emu Plains. 'on return of fines & punishments inflicted by the Bench of Evan' : from NSW Records (Reel 6023; 4/6671 p.72) [Emu Plains, Penrith, a suburb of Sydney had a goverment farm with convict labour 1819-32 (a Soper Place in Penrith)]
Thomas Soper b.Exeter, Dev, m.Martha Noble (b.1820 Irvinestown, Fermanagh, Ire d.30 May 1890 Cambewarra, Nsw), died 1 Jun 1877, Shoalhaven, NSW : 8 children b.Bundanon, Bamarang & Cambewarra NSW, 1842-56 : his parents William b.1775 & Jane Harriet? source

Elizabeth Soper m.Charles Hayward 11 Feb 1801 at St George, East Stonehouse, Dev; FamilySearch (film no. 6036805) : [speculation a John Soper Hayward in Deal, Kent related to Elizabeth Hayward b.1804 Deal to Charles & Elizabeth Hayward & some non conformist burials, Deal to Charles & Elizabeth]

Richard Soper, apprenticed to Peter Elliott, carpenter 3 May 1802 at Ashburton, Dev; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

William Soper, Yeoman of Diptford. Will proved in the Court of Exeter. Admin letter, 11 Aug 1802 ref IR 26/342, scan available online, from nationalarchives [available online]

Samuel Soper, woolcomber apprenticed Richard Dart, 7 Apr 1802 at Exeter, Dev; scan

Elizabeth Soper m.John Holman 15 Aug 1802, Ashburton, Dev; source
connection? a Dorothy Soper Holman d.Jul>Sep 1852, Exeter, Dev (bmd)
connection? a Jane Soper Holman (c1805-1884) d.Oct>Dec 1884, Newton Abbott, Dev age 79

Mary Soper m.James Knight 1802, Devon" IGI source

John Soper b.1802c in Hennock (according to '51 &'81cen) gggrandfather of Kerrie Rau, Australia, looking for more details. (others born at similar times ie James Soper b.c1795, Hennock & William Soper b.c1796, Henncock) : source

William Soper Penhey m.Mary Ann Rider 21 Feb 1802 Dartford, Dev, by Licence. Both sign. Wits; Ann Cockey & John Cockey dartmouth-history.org.uk : [Robert Soper m.Sarah Cockney 1799]
: William Soper Penhey bpt 17 Jul 1777 to John Penhey & Mary at St Saviors, Dartmouth (igi) : [Mary Soper m.John Penhay 1769]
: Their son; William Soper Penhey (1804/5-1855) m.Mary Babbacombe Nosworthy (1797-1864) 11 Oct 1832 St Mary's, Lambeth, Sy; William d.Lambeth Dist, Sy; Mary b.13 Dec 1797 Moretonhampstead, Dev & d.Lambeth devonheritage.org

John Soper m.Betsey Gildley 4 Apr 1802 Dartford, Dev, by Licence. Both sign. Wits; Gust. Hannaford & Mary Hannaford. dartmouth-history.org.uk

William Soper, a yeoman of Dipford. Death Duty Register, Admin letter proved, Court of Exeter. 11 Aug 1802 : ref IR 26/342 (available online from National Archives

Capt Soper of this Plymouth, master of the brig 'Flora' hit rocks & sunk off Majorca Oct 1802, he survived see story : [connection? Capt C Soper or Capt S Soper, from Plymouth, master 'Diana' 1805]

William Soper esq of Ashburton, Dev & Pulroffie, Sutherland, [Scotland], late Commissioner of the Honorable Company's Customs at the Port of Surat, [India] East Indies. King allowed him to change his name to Soper Dempster when he m.Harriet dau of John Hamilton Dempster of Pulrossie late Captain ship 'Earl Talbot' in service of the Honorable East India Company, died 1799 ; London Gazette : [full Gazette entry in Scotland Notes]

Elizabeth Soper m.Henry Cane 1 Aug 1803 Dartford, Dev, by Licence. Both sign. Wits; Richard Stadworthy & Mary Earle dartmouth-history.org.uk

Joseph Soper, a cooper of Plymouth. Death Duty Register, Will proved, Court of Exeter. 11 May 1803 : ref IR 26/342 (available online from National Archives [lease in Plymouth? 1799 & 1800]

Elizabeth Soper m.Henry Cane (c1781-?) their son Henry Cane b.1803, Dartmouth. I've traced back to these Canes in Brixham, Dev : from Stuart Cane ancestry.com

John Soper, apprenticed to Joshua Dure, cordwainer 13 Jan 1803 at Chivelstone, Dev; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

Joseph Soper m.Jane bef.1803
- Thomas Soper b.16 Jan 1803; bapt.7 Feb 1803 at Morice Street, Devonport, Dev : scan from non-conformist registers; (record 864: 1787-1821)
- Jane Soper b.27 Nov 1805; bapt.16 Dec 1805 at Morice Street : scan

Mr Soper cabinet maker, Bedford, advertised to let a furnished house with large garden in Bedford Circus for 4 or 5 months from 3 Jun 1803, in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, 6 Jun, from newspapers.bl.uk : [perhaps the smart terraced cresent built 1773 source]
: Samuel b.c1741; died age 80, 11 Oct; 1821, of Bedford Place
: Samuel, cabinet maker apprenticed Edw Knight, 8 Aug & Rob Beal, 14 Nov 1776 scan, scan; & 'carver'. apprenticed Jno Bryant, 26 Jun 1783 scan; Samuel 'of the Precinct of Bedford' Exeter cabinetmaker apprenticed Richd Stoke, 8 Feb 1788 scan & apprenticed John Spreat, 12 Nov 1791 scan; apprenticed John Rowdon, 16 Oct 1794 scan & apprenticed Daniel Sprague, 29 Oct 1796, all at Exeter, Dev scan
: [Samuel Soper]'s Bedford Circus house, for rent 2-3 months 1805
: of 259 High St, Exeter advertising for an apprentice 1806
: Samuel jnr, started business c1805, as in business 7years in 1812
: advert 1808 & 1809
: rented space to a dentist 1808-1814 & a dress shop (at 259 High St) 1809
: selling paintings 1811 Samuel; cabinet maker, upholsterer, undertaker & billiard table maker : scan : scan2
: adverts selling engravings
1811 & 12' 6" mahogany billiard table
: Samuel Soper jnr's a cabinet maker of High St, Exeter 1811
: Samuel snr's apprentice with sullen & forbidding countenance, ran away 1811
- Samuel snr's new-invented elastic dining tables; advert 1812 : scan
: Thomas Soper of Bedford Circus, Exeter ; advertising; just arrived a carvel of very fine Christiana & Drama deals to be sold
1812
: Soper's tenant at High St, (nearly opposite Free Grammer School) a dentist 1812
: Samuel jnr's 259 High St, Exeter, in business 7years, all furniture in his warerooms, warranteed his own manufacturer 1813
: Mr Soper cabinet maker involved in selling 3-7y lease of Mount Wear House & 14a grounds on R.Exe 2m from Exeter 1813 : scan
: Samuel Soper invoiced Duke of Bedford's clerk at Endsleigh for furniture 1814-5. Furniture attributed to Soper all in oak from Ducal collections of Woburn Abbey, was auctioned 2004; Dining table £14,000 (27" extention added C19th); 2 Side Tables £1,400 each?; Coaching Table £4,800; Chest £538; Pembroke Table £2,300, Gun Stand £2,900, Walking Stick Stand £1,800
christies.com
: a T Soper of Bedford Circus, appreciates support since dealing in timber & selling Baltic deal landed Jan 1814 & landed a small prime cargo June
: a Thomas Soper (c1726-1814) died at Exmouth, age 88, cabinet maker of Exmouth. After sea bathing & to have been married in a few days. A very ingenious mechanic
: S Soper, jnr cabinet & upholstery mfr, undertaker & appraiser; aquaints the nobility & gentry with his furniture Ware Rooms, 259 High St, Exeter : scan
: Samuel jnr's moved
1818 from 259 High St to warerooms at Bampfylde Ho, Bampfylde St (nr Post Office) where he manufacturers best furniture
: Mr Soper, snr letting 6 Bedford Crescent, for some years; Aug 1820 'contact Mr Soper opposite' [so perhaps agent?] : scan
: S Soper, jnr auctioneer; auctioning furniture of 6 Bedford Crescent; home of late Mrs Spicer, Nov 1820 :
scan
: Samuel (c1741-
1821) of Bedford Place died age 80, 11 Oct;
: Samuel jnr's wife; Elizabeth (1776-1822), Bampfylde St, Exeter 2 May, age 46
: Soper's cabinet & upholstery ware-rooms & billiard table manufactory, Bampfylde St, offers a new & 2nd hand billiard table 1823 scan
: Samuel, deceased cabinet maker. Whole stock to be disposed of, discounted 30%. Large assortment of Cabinet Furniture, billiard table, shot gun & 2 pistols Aug
1824 scan
: Samuel, auction of the late Mr Soper's at Congdon's Ballroom, June 1825,
scan
: Elizabeth (1740-
1825) died 12 Nov at St Sidwell's after a short severe illness, age 85 widow Samuel
: Mr Soper, letting the front part of double house, 5 Palace St, nr the Palace, late residence of Dr Gurney. Premises lately extensively improved & repaired. Sitting room, large drawing room, 5 bedrooms. Apply to Mr Soper at his rooms 253 High St; Oct : scan
: Samuel cabinet maker & upholsterer, Exeter General Directory, June 1828 :
source
: S Soper moving from Bampfylde House to 253 High St (adjoining Castle St) & to 5 Palace St (nr Palace). He stocks a number of new & 2nd hand billiard tables. Gentlemen accomodated at 253 High St which is furnished with a supurb billiard room with full size table. Front part of 6 Palace St to let unfurnished (drawing room, 2 sitting rooms, bedrooms, kitchen & toilet); in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' Nov 1830 : scan
: S Soper's tables offered for public auction, unless sold earlier at reduced prices, three 12ft, one 10ft & an 8ft circular model; contact S Soper billiard table maker at his rooms 253 High St, Exeter; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' (pub.) 10 Nov 1836, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: (His gun stand, regency style in 6th Duke of Bedford's 1839 inventory) & (Soper's full size billiard table, bought for £100 guineas (with full kit inc 12 cues) for sale by Albion Hotel 1847,
scan)

Michael Soper (c1780-?), labourer enlisted age 23, Pvt, South Devon Militia 9 Aug 1803; b.Oakhampton, Dev : Left 24 Feb 1814, after 10½y, paralysis in left leg from fall when on duty at Huddersfield 1813; 5ft 7¾in; brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion : [lost link]
: Michael Soper Parish return - Active service list; 1804 St Budeaux, Devon; ?an artificer; a Pioneer with felling axe ext; Plymouth Militia Records ref.2636/2 scan
- William Soper b.c1820 Harpford, ag labourer; m.Maria Huggins1842 Honiton
- George Soper b.c1827 Harpford; deaf & dumb from birth; d.1891 Honiton, age 64
: '41cen ?Michel Soper 60-4, ag labr at Boed, Harpford; b.Dev; Mary 60-4 b.Dev scan
: '51cen Michael Soper 71 head ag labourer at Harpsford, Honiton, Dev, b.Oakehampton, Dev; Mary 68 b.Stockland, Dev; George 24unm deaf & blind, b.Harpsford, Dev; scan
: '61cen Michael Soper 84 game keeper at Harpford Wood, Harpford; b.Cake Ampton, Dev; Mary 80 b.Yarcombe, Dev; George 34 game keeper; b.Harpford, deaf & dumb since birth ; scan
: 1862? ?a Michael Soper d.Jan>Mar 1862, Honiton, Dev
: 1864? ?a Mary Soper d.Jul>Sep 1864, Honiton : [Honiton reg dist inc Harpford]
: '71cen George 45unm deaf & dumb from birth, b.Harpford, Dev with brother William Soper (c1820-?) labourer 51, at Eldon's Court, Sidmouth, Dev; b.Harpford, Dev; Maria 53; Elizabeth 26 servant; William 19 white smith; Susan 17 servant; Emma 13 servant, all b.Sidmouth; George 45unm deaf & dumb from birth, b.Harpford, Dev & grandson Samuel R Hautin? 5 scholar b.Sidmouth scan :L ['91 George still with brother William]
: ?a George Soper (c1827-1891) d.Apr>Jun, Honiton, Dev, age 64

Elizabeth Soper (c1730-?) : 1 May 1803 : Banns of marriage published between William Brockdon (70) a Shoemaker, widower & Mrs Elizabeth Soper (73) widow of the late farmer John Soper of Hill. This morning, 18 May, the nuptials of Mr. Brockdon & Mrs Soper took place, a great number assembled on the occasion, particularly young females, after the ceremony was over, these young lasses seized the bell ropes & rang a merry peal, but a sad disaster had nearly taken place on one of these unexperienced ringers, for from the great exertion of body & limbs, the rope got entangled between her legs, tossing her topsy-turvy nearly over the heads of several of her merry companions but she suffered no other hurt than exposing her naked bottom; this misfortune put a stop to the ludicrous scene. This is the third time this old Buck of wax has walk'd to the Temple of Hymen & report says he never did, nor now, never will, wear the Breeches. From Silvester Treleaven's diary of events in Meretonhampstead : source

Thomas Soper b.Modbury, Dev 1804 to 1807; miller/ag lab lived life in Guernsey '41cen-'81cen with wife Mary Soper b.Cambridgeshire [possibly Mary Mansfield]

William Soper (c1701-1804) bur Holy Trinity Cemetery, Ilfracombe, age 103 1804 others on gravestone John Pile (c1684-1784) age 100, Sarah Williams ne Lord (1788-1681) age 107, John Davis (1738-1840) age 102 & Mary Ann Lamb (1799-1899) age 100, relationships not given; from gravestonephotos.com

John Soper, aged 12, apprenticed in husbandry to James Stanley for Newberrys Estate, 1804 : Okehampton Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office: ref 3210 A/PO 10/214 www.a2a

William Soper & Ann n(from igi)
- Richard Soaper bpt.31 Oct 1802 Woodbury, Dev
- May Soaper bpt.25 Dec 1804 Woodbury
- James Soaper bpt.14 Jun 1807 Woodbury
- Honor Hill Soper bpt.12 Nov 1809 Woodbury
- Leah Soaper bpt.13 Sep 1812 Woodbury
- Rachel Soaper bpt.13 Sep 1812 Woodbury
- Elizabeth Soaper bpt.16 Jun 1816 Woodbury
- Keziah Soaper bpt.19 Jul 1818 Woodbury

William Soper (c1701-1804) carrier died in 1804, who had nearly completed his 103rd year. He was born in Changford in Apr 1702 Google Books snippet
William Soaper d.6 Nov 1804 Ilfracombe, aged 103 years : page 7 Stewart's North Devon Handbook pub 1875: 'A guide to Ilfracombe', pub 1855 : also in 'Banfield's shilling guide-book to North Devon' pub1864 : GoogleBooks.com : William a currier [1 paper said carrier] who, if he had lived until next April would have completed his 103rd year, bring born at Chagford, Apr 1702; 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post (pub.15 Nov), newspapers.bl.uk

William Soper, a blacksmith of Harberton, m.Elizabeth Lear of Totnes, by licence at Totnes 1804. Had several children baptised Harberton. The sons also became blacksmiths & in 1841 the Sopers had a Richard Harris 15 living with them as a smith's apprentice. Both witnessed m.of Robert Harris & Rebecca Lear 1827 : source : ['51cen]
- William Soper m.Elizabeth Lear at Harberton, Devon in 1817 (Elizabeth born c1784, Ringwood, Hants, parents Thomas Lear & Ann Ley : Rootsweb.com
- William Soper born bef 1790 Harberton (listed? mother Elizabeth Lear) m.Mary bef.1838; '51cen blacksmith 45
- Robert Soper bpt.20 June 1790 Harberton :
- William Soper bpt.4 June 1805 Harberton : assume m.Elizabeth Southwood (Miss) of Exeter; 14 Jan 1837
- John Lear Soper bpt.15 Apr 1807 Harberton: d.Apr>Jun 1867, age 60, Plymouth, Dev [& a John Lear Soper d.Oct>Dec 1860, Plymouth] : ?a John Lear Soper m.Ann bef.1833
- Robert Soper bpt.30 Jan 1809 Harberton :
- Thomas Lear Soper bpt.5 Feb 1811 Harberton :
: parents of above William Soper & Elizabeth Lear: (Elizabeth b.1784, Ringwood, Hants, Thomas Lear & Ann Ley) source & source; This page says William/Eliz m.c1817
: '41cen William 59 blacksmith at Tor Cottage, Harbeton Village, Harberton, Elizabeth 55, Richard 21 blacksmith scan
: '51cen William 69 blacksmith at Harberton, Dev b.Halwell, Dev; Elizabeth 67 b.Ringwood, Hants; scan

Peter Soper rented 197 acres with good farm house, courtlage & convenient outhouses, for sale at Seven Stars, Totnes 18 Sept together (or seperatly) with adjoining mansion of Downton, late residence of L J Full deceased, with coach house & 6 stall stable, gardens, orchard & 9a & 14a woodland, Mr Soper renting the farmhouse 2m from Dartford overlooking Dartmouth harbour; in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post; 23 Aug 1804, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Elizabeth Soper (?-1850) buried at Cullompton, 8 Oct 1804 : from Genuki

John Soper, a cordwainer of Harberton, Dev. Will proved, Court of Exeter. 8 Oct 1804 : ref IR 26/342 (available online from National Archives

George Soper was a jurer at Cornwall Quarter Sessions held at Lostwithiel : 10 Jul 1804 : Cornwall Record Office ; ref QS/1/7/282-292 www.a2a

E Soper, Straw Hat Manufactory, High St, Exeter; E Soper presents her respects to the Ladies of Exeter & begs to acquaint them of her arrival from Bath & London, where she has selected & purchased hats & bonnets : Also; Straw & Chip Hats altered in the newest manner, whitened & dyed. Advert in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 23 Apr 1804, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
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E Soper, most respectfully aquaints the ladies of her return from London & Bath where she has selected fashionable straw hats & bonnets; she has moved from her late house at Gandy's St to 36 High St, Exeter, Advert in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 9 May 1805, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [Mrs Soper's straw hat manufactory, High St, Exeter 1811] : [connetion? a J Soper & co, hat mfr, Bristol, 1811] : [an E Soper miliner bankrupt 16 Oct; solicitor (Jones of Vrosby Sq), from London Gazette18 Oct 1829]

John m.Mary bef 1805 bapt children at Hen Street Chapel (Baptist), Bovey Tracey from non-conformist registers
- Samuel Soper b.13 Apr; bpt.30 Apr 1805 at Hen St; scan
- George Soper bir 21 Jun 1807 at Hen St; scan
- Anna Soper bir.22 Jun 1809 at Hen St; scan; parents of BT for 1st 3 births
- Jane Soper bir.19 Jun 1815 at Hen St; scan; parents of Buckfast, present at birth James Magridge surgeon & Mary Tapley
- John Soper bir.12 Sep 1817 at Hen St; scan; parents of Brimley, BT
- Jane Soper bir.10 Aug 1821 at Hen St; scan

Isaac Soper (c1779-?) fought at Trafalgar 21 Oct 1805, a Coxswain on 'HMS Euryalus' : age 26, born Exeter, Devon : Ship's pay book number: (SB 188) 1 Feb 1805 became Quartermaster's Mate : National Archives : Cat ref : ADM 36/16727 : 23 Feb 1805 [a 36 gun frigate, built 1803, Bucklers Hard. Led the squadron monitoring Cadiz, then shadowed the departing Franco-Spanish fleet, but Trafalgar fighting was left to the Ships of the Line, Afterwards she helped survivors & towed Royal Sovereign] source [see 1796 above]

Samuel Soper has stolen ribbon lace & various other articles; Charlotte Perkins sentenced to imprisonment in the common goal for 12 months, at General Session, Exeter Guildhall ; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' (pub.10 Oct) 1805, from newspapers.bl.uk : [a cordwainer 1786; ?money theft 1770]

William Soper, yeoman of Wood, took William Veale, 10, as an apprentice : 1805 : Overseers of the Poor, Ugborough Parish, Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 884/265/31. www.a2a

Henry Soper, took William Veal as an apprentice : 1805 : Overseers of the Poor, Ugborough Parish, Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, 884/273/86 www.a2a

John Soper, butcher apprenticed Jno Shapter, 24 Jul 1805 at St Saviour Dartmouth, Dev; scan
:
: William Soper, butcher apprenticed Robt Hext, 28 Jul 1805 at Harberton, Dev; scan

John Soper, an Overseer of the Poor, complaint that Frances Glass & John her child & Edward & Sarah Chapple, removed by order from Kingsteignton, have now returned, & do not have settlement certificates : 1805, Kingsteignton Parish : Devon Record Office : ref 2565 A/PO 25 www.a2a : [Presume John Soper, Kingsteignton poor law overseer c1831-5 as well]
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"Friend Soper" got letter from Mrs Adames at Plymouth describing various sermons & ending "Keep this to yourself" 1805; Kingsteignton Parish Records; 2565 A/PZ 17 from asa

Mr Soper, cabinet maker, Bedford Circus, [, Exeter] ; to let for 2 or 3 months furnished house in Bedford Circus with large garden; Advert in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 23 May 1805, from newspapers.bl.uk [Samuel Soper]
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S Soper jnr cabinet maker of 259 High St, Exeter advertising for 2 or 3 good hands & an apprentice with or without premium, in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, 12 Jun 1806, from newspapers.bl.uk : [see 1803]

Walter Soper of Buckfastleigh apprenticed Margaret Heath, age 12, in 1805, from Overseers of the Poor, Moreleigh Parish, Devon : ref. 2929 A/PO2/51 ['apprentiships' from this (workhouse?) were from (7-13)] www.a2a [a Walter b.1750c] : [see 1847?] : [bankrupt 1807?]

Capt C Soper, from Plymouth, Master of Ship Diana, Entered 4 Feb 1805. from Essequebo & Demerary Gazette (now Guyana) [also Capt S Soper master of the Diana 1805, same site] www.a2a

Soper, 1805 : Letter from Mrs Adames at Plymouth addressed to "Friend Soper" describing various sermons & ending "Keep this to yourself : Kingsteignton Parish : Devon Record Office : ref 2565 A/PZ 17 www.a2a

Robert Soper & Kitty Venn witnessed m. at Dartford, Dev, of Joseph Venn of Townstall & Charity Gripe of Newton Abbot, Sojnr. by Licence. Both sign 27 Feb 1806, by Licence. Both sign. Wits; Gust. Hannaford & Mary Hannaford. dartmouth-history.org.uk : [a Soper/Hannaford m.1774]

John Soper of Dipford, Dev m.Elizabeth Shute (Sute?), they had a son Nicholas c1806, from researcher Mike Jones wikitree

Annes Soper & Joseph Delve witnessed m. at Dartford of Andrew Tracy & Mary Beard, widow. He signs 14 Sep 1806 dartmouth-history.org.uk
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Ann Soper m.John Cholwill Adams 21 Sep 1806 Dartford, Dev. Both sign. Wits: Andrew Tracy & Jane Soper dartmouth-history.org.uk

William Soper, yeoman of Wood, took John Ford, 10, as an apprentice : 1806 : Overseers of the Poor, Ugborough Parish, Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 884/265/38 www.a2a

Henry Soper, took John Ford as an apprentice : 1806 : Overseers of the Poor, Ugborough Parish, Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 884/273/99 www.a2a

Edward Soper, age 9, apprenticed to Daniel Hanney : 1806 St John's Parish, Paignton : Devon Record Office : ref 3134A-1/PO 51/95 www.a2a

Mary Soper, aged 10, apprenticed in housewifery to Nathan Trooke for his house & ground : 1806 : Okehampton Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office: ref 3210 A/PO 10/218 www.a2a

Maria Soper, aged 12, apprenticed to Mrs Mary Bidgood for her house : 1806 : Overseers of the Poor, Chudleigh Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 3009A-99/PO22/964 www.a2a

Richard Soper, a malster of Totnes, Dev. Will proved, Court of Exeter. 29 Aug 1806 (available online from National Archives ref:IR 26/342/335: [grocer 1780? : selling malt drink? 1784]
Miss Soper obit at Totnes, aged 63, sister of Richard Soper, esq, 18 Apr [snippet parked here as no year given in Google Books]

John Soper, a blacksmith of Plymouth, Dev. Will proved, Court of Exeter. 23 May 1806 : ref IR 26/342 (available online from National Archives : [son? John, Plymouth blacksmith 46 in 1851cen] : [a John, a yeoman of Harberton, 1799]

Mary Soper of Brixton, spinster, conveyed Winston tenement, Brixton, to Walter Rowse of Plymouth & William Hingston of Holberton, gents : 1806 : Kitley Estate, Yealmpton : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office: ref 74/31/1 www.a2a

Juliana Soper was the second wife of George Campion m.11 Nov 1806, Bovey Tracey 7 children listed 1807-17 : perhaps an 8th called Grace Soper Campion, see apprentiship 182?) : source

William Soper a malster of Totnes, will of 29 Aug 1806 source

William Soper bapt 1 Aug 1806 to John & Elizabeth, Ugborough, Devon. ref IR 26/342 nationalarchives [available online]

Winifred Soper m.William Endacott (b.1777, Changford), child John Endicott b.1806 Moreton Hampstead, a carpenter: source from researcher 'patendicott'

Mary Soper (?-1807) buried 31 March 1807 : Parish Registers of St. Ida's Church, Ide : source

Kexia Soper m.William Williams (1807-?), son Archer Williams (1845-?), all Woodbury,Dev : Archer's grgranddau, Linda2991@cs.com (through a son who went to USA) looking for burial places : woodburydevon.co.uk : ['71cen Ann Soaper 90, widowed pauper, b.Woodbury boarding in household of William Williams 53, an ag lab; wife Kesia Williams 40 lace maker & boarder Joseph Adams 60 ag lab all b.Woodbury]

Matthew Soper of Sidbury militiaman for Joseph Bedloe; £1 14s 8d at 1s 4d/wk from 25 Mar 1807 to 23 Dec 1807. Fordington Por Law; Thomas Pickard esq & William Morton Pitt esq agreed this 12 Jan 1808
Matthew Soper Sidbury militiaman for Joseph Bedloe; £2 5s & his wife and child, 4 Oct 1808 : 11 Apr 1809 wife & child of Matthew Soper Sidbury substitute for Joseph Bedloe otp £3 5s at 2s 6d per week. 11 Jul 1809 the same £3 5s. 7 Apr 1812 £4 17s 6d at 3s 9d per week. 14 Jul 1812 the same £4 17s 6d. 12 Jan 1813 the same £4 17s 6d. 5 Oct 1813 £6 10s recd 7 May 1814. 19 Apr 1814 £8 12s 6d

John Soper bought game certificate for Devon for 1 Jul to 25 Aug 1807; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 27 Aug, from newspapers.bl.uk

John Soper & Walter Soper the younger, both of Buckfastleigh, Dev, yarn manufacturers, dealers, chapmen [traveling sales] & partners bankruptcy meetings 22 & 23 Jul & 5 Aug at Globe Tavern, Exeter; Attornies Drewe & Laxham, London & Short & Barnes, Exeter; Being declared bankrupts are hereby required to surrender themselves to the Commissioners 23 Jul & 15 Aug 11am at The Globe : 14 Jul 1807 : bunkrupt hearing 26 Jun 1807 : Gazette 30 Jul : a meeting 11 Nov (Gazette 8 Oct) : final dividend meeting 7 Oct (Gazette 15 Sept) : John Soper had conformed & a bankrupt certificate for 9 Jan issued 19 Dec 1807 London Gazette : [the partnership, serge makers 1784]
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: John Soper & Walter Soper, Buckfastleigh, Dev, yarn manufacturers 11 Nov 1808 Dividends at The Globe at 11am; from The National register reprinting London Gazette of 8 Oct Google Books snippet
: Walter Soper junr, auction of all bankrupt's estate; 2 Jul [at Ashburton], Rock House, Buckfastleigh, residue of 15y lease from Jun 1806 at £24pa rent for immediate possession, by Exeter to Plymouth turnpike road; 1¼ acre with newly built substantial building intended for a yarn mill. Also house in Newton Abbot with garden, orchard (& all interest in the premises under his marriage settlement) ; Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 16 Jun 1808 ; from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: Walter Soper esq of Ashburton paid game duty, buying a [hunting] general certificate at 3 guineas for Devon, for 1809, Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 23 Nov 1809 & again 1810 & for £13 3d 1813; & 1814 scan
: Walter Soper junr of Buckfast Abbey, nr Ashburton, can supply particulars of house for sale at Newton Abbot. A shop & parlour at front, 2 kitchens, 5 bedrooms, large walled garden to River Lemmon with convenience for keeping hoggs or cows, Peter Clarke, draper in possession for 7y up to next midsummer; Trewman's Exeter Flying Post ; 24 May 1810 from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: Mr Soper's Mill at Buckfast, adjoining a dwelling house & gardens occupied by Mr Michelmore for auction Kings Arms, Buckfastleigh lot 6 of Worsted Yarn Mill, Buckfast Abbey in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, 26 May 1814 ; from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: ? a Lucretia Soper, second daughter of Walter Soper, late of Buckfastleigh; m.Thomas James McClelland, late of Mount Pleasant, Enniskillen, Ireland, By special licence at Newcastle, NSW, Australia; from The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser, 26 Apr 1845;
source

William Soper, butcher - Session warrant against William Soper, William Harris & Benjamin Butland, butchers, John Brown, John Bartlett, Samuel Hopper & John Williams, labourers, all indicted for a nuisance in keeping hogs within Plymouth, 1808 : Plymouth Municipal Records, Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 1/695/86 www.a2a

Edward Luscombe Soper bapt.20 Jan 1808 Dittisham, Dev to Soper & Brooking Agnes Luscombe who m.1793
: '41cen Peter 70-4 yeoman, Agnes 70-4, Margaret 35-9, Edward 30-4, Robert 25-9 & Honor Luscombe 72, Harriet Trist 15, 3 servants; Elizabeth Brimicombe 20, Thomas Studworthy 19, John Jackman 14, Thomas Presland 30 ag lab :
: Edward farmer of Upton Brixton, 1850 directory
: Edward L Soper of Brixham, bought game certificate for 1858 for £4 10d; scan
: E L Soper had a horse taken by Nicholas Adams using forged document Apr
1858 at Brixham; Court case scan
: E Soper of Brixham 1 of 4 overseers appointed for Brixham, at Paignton Petty Sessions; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 14 Apr
1858; scan
: '61cen Edward L 52 farmer of Upton Fm, Brixham, 173a, employing 7 : sister Margaret B Soper 60 both unm b.Dittisham; also nieces Emma Trust 28 b.Egg Buckland & Louisa Trust 32 b.Dittisham : 3 servants William Vincent 16, ag lab; Sarah Clark 16 house servant & William Jackman 12 ag lab all b.Brixham
: sister; Margaret Browne Soper d.30 Aug 1864, spinster of Brixham, Dev. Died Brixham, probate Exeter 18 Nov to Edward Luscombe Soper, yeoman, brother & sole executor; estate under £6,000; from Probate Calender (ancestry.com)
scan : [d.Jul>Sep 1864, Totnes (bmd)]
: Edward Soper occupies Upton Farm, Brixham; to be let by tender for 7 or 14 years from ladyday 1866; farm house & 193 acres, 27a pasture, 4a very productive orchard, rest arable. Farm adjoins Brixham, a lime kiln on premises. To view, apply Peter Vincent Upton Lodge (owner not bound to accept highest bidder); 15 Mar 1865 : scan
: Edward Luscombe Soper's will, Brixham 19 Jun 1866 in
Oswyn Murray collection
: '71cen Edward L Loper lime merchant 63, b.Brixham; at Drew St, Brixham; & unm nieces Emma Trist 42 (blind from birth) & Louisa Trist 37 both b.Eggbuckland Kate Huet 9 b.Plymount & margin note 'Sarah Johnson left house on April 2nd' : scan
: Edward Luscombe Soper d.31 Oct 1871, yeoman of Brixham, Dev; Will proved Exeter 19 Dec 1871 to John Browne Soper grocer of Bridgewater, S,set, Robert Wills Soper surgeon of Dartmouth, nephews, the executors; estate under £1,500; Resworn by Stamp Office, May 1873, estate under £3,000; from Probate Calender, scan : [ELS (c1807-1871) d.Oct>Dec 1871, Totnes, Dev, age 64]
: Edward Luscombe Soper received a £200 legacy bequeathed by his father & Brooking Agnes Soper [Edward's sister] to receive £20 annuity. The plaintiffs only became aware of the trust when Brooking A Soper died March 1825. Google Books snippets from The Law Report 1874 : [??but seems parents alive in '41cen above]

Joseph Soper of Kingston, merchant, William Brooking of Kingston, gent & John Torr of Kingston, yeoman. 7 year lease, 10 Sept 1808, of Cross parks with Ermington meadow (6a), Kingston, from 'Feoffes of Ermington parish'. Rent £14 pa : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office ref 1042/20 www.a2a

Catherine Thomson Soper m.William Henry Chiswell (1885-1962) 10 Jun 1808, Devonport, Plymouth (b.1885, Plymouth : d.1960 : m.Tiverton, Devon) source

Charity Soper (1786-1862) m.Edward Faull 17 Oct 1808 10 children 1811-26. Charity Faull d.15 Apr 1862, Devonport, Dev. 8 children inc Martha Soper Faull (1817-1820). Will (under £800) proved 1 May 1862 to sons William Edward, bootmaker of 46 Fore St, Dev. Ebenezer & Thomas of 23 Manor Rd, Walworth, Sy, gent & dau Martha, spinster source & tree

Mary Soper of Brixton, spinster, marriage settlement with Thomas Snook of Yealmpton : 1808 : Kitley Estate, Yealmpton : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office: ref 74/31/7-8 www.a2a

Mary Soper & William Soper, a lease of the Winston tenement, Brixton, to John Pollexfen Bastard : 1808 : Consideration: £1730 : Kitley Estate, Yealmpton : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office: ref 74/31/2-3 www.a2a

James Soper 10 May 1808, witnessed a m.of William Mitchelmore & Elizabeth Pillage, Harberton (nr Totnes) source

John Soper tailor apprenticed Thos Raddon, 28 Jul 1808 at Kingsteignton, Dev; scan

George Soper was a jurer at Cornwall Quarter Sessions held at Lostwithiel : 12 Jul 1808 : Cornwall Record Office : ref QS/1/7/522-538 www.a2a

Thomas Soper m.Joanna Goodyear 20 Sept 1808, family from Teignmouth, Dev, children's bapts
- Mary Soper bpt.28 Jan 1809 [see 1809 below] :
- Jane Soper bpt.16 May 1811 :
- Julia Soper bpt.29 Aug 1814 :
- Joanna Soper bpt.31 Mar 1816 :
- Thomas Soper bpt.4 Jun 1818 :
- Thomas Soper bpt.30 Jan 1820 :
- John Soper bpt.13 Oct 1822 :
- Prisella Soper bpt.11 Aug 1824
: Jane Mary Soper (1809-74), dau b.1809. ancestry.com, m.William (Church) Mapson from Brinkworth, Wilts, 1832-4?, she d.15 Dec 1874; 1st of 14 children William (Soper) Mapson b.1832 www.curiousfox.com, &, & (from relation Anne) : [probably coincidence, but 10 years earlier a Hannah Soper m.Joseph Goodyear, St Mary Bourne, Hampshire]

Walter Soper junr, auction of all bankrupt's estate; 2 Jul [at Ashburton], Rock House, Buckfastleigh, residue of 15y lease from Jun 1806 at £24pa rent for immediate possession, by Exeter to Plymouth turnpike road; 1¼ acre with newly built substantial building intended for a yarn mill. Also house in Newton Abbot with garden, orchard (& all interest in the premises under his marriage settlement) ; Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 16 Jun 1808 ; from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [?a Walter Soper junr yarn manufacturer of Buckfastleigh bankrupt 1807]

S Soper jnr cabinet maker & upholsterer of 259 High St, Exeter, thanks the gentry for liberal support since he started business. Those gentlemen disengaged since the late Mr Flashman declined business, should they confer their favours on him, they may depend on being served upon the best principles. Adverts in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 10 Mar 1808 : scan
: Mr Soper will take orders for Mr Crawcour, surgeon, dentist, announces he has just arrived from London & taken appartments at Mr Soper's, cabinet maker, nearly opposite the Free School, High St; Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, 27 Oct 1808
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Samuel Soper senr, cabinet maker & upholsterer [advert] impressed with the deepest gratitude, returns his thanks for the favours he has for many years recieved & begs to inform customers he still does business in all their branches & has fashinable pieces for their inspection, Bedford Circus; Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, 16 Feb 1809 ; from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan
Mr Soper's 259 High St, Exeter; Miss A Torr has commenced a dress making business at Mr Soper's, she assures ladies who may be pleased to favour her… ext, in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 27 Jul 1809 : scan : [see 1803]

Thomas Soper from Teignmouth, Dev, m.Joanna Goodyear, dau Jane Mary Soper b.1809. She m.William Mapson from Brinkworth, Wilts, 1834?. Interested in Soper family curiousfox.org.uk [Apr 04]
- Jane Mary Soper b.1809 : I've a copy of a Mapson family tree going back to 1685. It includes William Mapson (b 1808) of Brinkworth & his 13 children inc Ralph who m.Jane Mary Sopper my wife's grgrandparents

William Soper, junior, took John Daymond, 7, as an apprentice : 1809 : Overseers of the Poor, Chagford Parish, Devon Record Office, 1429A-99/PO 148/190 www.a2a

Jane Soper (c1802-?) apprenticed aged 7, to James Hellier of South Harton , 1809 : Lustleigh Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 1987 A/PO 5/116 www.a2a

W Soper subscribed a guinea at Guildhall meeting 25 Jan, for soldier's wives & families that are landing at this port from Spain; in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, 2 Feb 1809 ; from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: Joseph Soper contributed 2 guineas at Guildhall meeting 18 Feb, for soldier's wives & families that are landing at this port from Spain; in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, 23 Feb 1809
Walter Soper junr of Buckfast Abbey, nr Ashburton, can supply particulars of house for sale at Newton Abbot. A shop & parlour at front, 2 kitchens, 5 bedrooms, large walled garden to River Lemmon with convenience for keeping hoggs or cows, Peter Clarke, draper in possession for 7y up to next midsummer; Trewman's Exeter Flying Post ; 24 May 1810 from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [?a Walter Soper junr yarn manufacturer of Buckfastleigh bankrupt 1807]

John Soper [an overseeer?] statement that Ann Tregale, an apprentice to John Nosworthy of Kingsteignton, had committed several misdemeanors, especially as she had become pregnant & consequently could not work, he requested that she should be discharged from the apprenticeship National archives Kingsteignton Overseers of Poor Law Settlement Examinations 1810 kingsteigntonhistorysociety : Devon Record Office : ref 2565 A/PO 51/43 www.a2a

Hannah Soper, William Jeans & James Harrison the younger, millers & corn dealers at Totnes, Dev, under the firm of Soper, Jeans & Co. Notice is hereby given, the partnership between us was dissolved by mutual consent on 25 Dec 1810 : London Gazette 10 Aug 1813 : [a Richard & Hannah in Totnes, thier dau Frances b.1796]

Messrs Soper & Jeans tenants [perhaps seperatly? perhaps only the fishery?] for several years past of Totnes Mills, for let for 7-14y from 25 Dec : grist & flour mills, with navigable Rivert Dart to the mill door, house & offices adjoining, pasture & fishery, a salmon pool & the right to fish at Totnes Wear; sealed tenders to Mr Farwell, solicitor, Totnes; in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 26 Jun 1810; from newspapers.bl.uk: scan

William Soper (1810-1862) b.Maiden Newton, Dorset, bapt 25 Nov 1810, Sidbury, Dev m.Mary Anne Higgins (1810-1882) 8 Sep 1834, Frome Fauchurch, Dorset. Immigrated with wife & 8 children, Plymouth to Sydney on the Emigrant, 8 Jun : d.13 Feb 1862, Lostock NSW, Aus cause 'jaundice, 6 months', buried 14 Feb : GeneaNet.org : [see Doset]

John Soper, yeoman of Fillham, took Sarah Thorn, 12, as an apprentice : 1810 : Overseers of the Poor, Ugborough Parish, Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 884/265/72 www.a2a : [Sarah a rogue & vagabond 1815]

Richard Soper, a Gentleman of Thursltane, Devon. Will proved, Court of Exeter. 18 Nov 1810 : ref IR 26/343 (available online from National Archives : [?speculate his son Richard Mayor of Totnes 1850?]

John Soper, took Sarah Ford as an apprentice : 1810 : Overseers of the Poor, Ugborough Parish, Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 884/274/4 www.a2a

John Soper of Drewsteighton's cart was pressed by constables of St Thomas, David Norton & James Staddon, who acknowledge being guilty of the offence & very improper conduct & give 2 guineas to Exeter Hospital & hope that proceedings against them will be withdrawn; Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 14 Jun 1810 ; from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Alexr Soper (1777-) [Alexander Soper] Private, total service 6 Dec 1810; b.Okehampton, Devon; age 33; Paralysis by which he has lost the use of his thigh & leg from a fall on duty; 6d per day; labourer 5ft 7¾, brown, grey, fresh complexion; Royal Hospital Chelsea Pensioner; Registers of Soldiers Who Served in Canada, 1743-1882 source : [not linked (checked igi)]

Elizabeth Soper, the father of her female bastard, b.6 Feb 1810, was John Brassington, to pay £3 16s & 2s per week, Chudleigh Parish :Devon Record Office, 3009A-99/PO15/744 www.a2a

Jane Soper b.9 Jan 1810; bapt.19 Feb 1810 at Morice Street, Devonport, Dev; to James & Mary, parents of Plymouth Docks; minister Richard Waddy : scan from non-conformist registers; (record 864: 1787-1821)

William Soper charged with feloniously robbing £120 of bank notes from John Corber's house, in daytime. Warrant. He was committed by Paul Treby Treby esq of Cornwood; at Devon Midsummer ¼ Sessions, 16 May 1810 : from genuki : [(now) theft of £170, Judges Wood & Bayley will arrive in Exeter Sat next & commence assizes Mon from Exeter Post 9 Aug]
: William Soper sentenced to 2y imprisonment for larceny at Devon Summer Assizes, Summer 1810 scan : [connection? a William aquitted 1816 in a Devon court]

Mrs Soper a straw hat manufactory, High St, Exeter 1811 : source : [moved to High St, Exeter 1805]

Sarah Soper (?-1811), of Kenn, Devon. Her will proved in the Court of Exeter, 7 Dec 1811 : Hatherleigh Parish : Devon Record Office : scan available online, nationalarchives ref IR 26/336

Martha Soper m.William Hurrell Sojnr 26 Dec 1811 Dartford, Dev. Both sign. Wits: Thomas Silly & Mary Grey dartmouth-history.org.uk
: Martha Soper m.William Hurrell Sojnr 26 Dec 1811 at St Clements ['St Saviors strays'] Dartmouth-history.org.uk

Henry Soper (c1802-?) apprenticed, age 9, to William Gaffill junior for Hall : 1811 : Hatherleigh Parish : Devon Record Office : ref 2917 A/PO 20/2a-b www.a2a

Susanna Soper m.26 Dec 1811 Richard Stranger (1785-<1851) at Diptford : Son, Richard Stranger, b.Plympton St Mary, 1813 source 4th of 6 generations, descendants of Richard Stranger

Henry Soper of Ugborough, yeoman, took John Spry, age 9, as an apprentice, 1811 : Devon Record Office : Halwell Parish - ref. 2930A-2/PO PO 20/3 www.a2a

Ann Soper of Moretonhampstead had a son, 21 Feb 1811, bapt, Unitarian Chapel 19 Apr 1818 as William Rihl Soper, later 'William Rihll'. He was initially a mason, then a watchmaker at Exeter m.Mary Ann Dayment, Moretonhampstead, 1837. His father, Jean G. Rihl, a French naval officer, was a prisoner since his ship, 'The Basque', was captured, 1809, he arrived in Moretonhampstead on parole, 1810. moretonhampstead.org [Ann m.John Bidder, see 1819] : Another son John Bidder b.1837, [see 1837] : [connection with Mary Soper, landlady of french prisoner?s, see 1811 below]

Mary Soper, widow & some French prisoners of war, now or lately occupied a dwelling houses in Court St [previous occupants Joshua Spark, then Isaac Sparke] : Part of an 1811 lease between Isaac Sparke & Ann Sparke : [Mary was still a tenant in 1814 document] Devon Record Office, ref 4930 B/T/M/29, 30 www.a2a : [connection with Ann Soper, had a french prisoner's son, see 1810 above]

Robert Soper (c1801-?) apprenticed, aged 10, to William Nosworthy : 1811 : Overseers of the Poor, Modbury Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 1429A-99/PO 148/639 www.a2a : [a William Soper apprenticed, aged 9, to William Nosworthy 1823]

Mary Soper (c1803-?) was apprenticed, aged 8, to Creemer for Coxwell Mills : 1811 : Exbourne Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 3326 A/PO 5/3/43 www.a2a

Grace Soper, widow of South Huish, Devon. Her will proved, Court of Exeter. 24 Oct 1811 Totness Archdeaconry : ref IR 26/343 (available online from National Archives

Samuel Soper a cabinet maker of Bedford, Exeter [Bedford Circus?] 1811 : Directory
- Samuel Soper jun a cabinet maker of High Street, Exeter 1811 : Directory
- Samuel Soper snr. cabinet maker, Exeter, on the 18 Aug 1811 , Henry Bennett, his apprentice, age 17, 5ft 1in, long features, sandy hair, large nose & mouth, thick lips, sullen forbidding countenance & abrupt manner; wore away a blue coat, yellow Marseilles waistcoat, light colour cashmere pantaloons & shoes. Whoever harbours or employs him after this notice, will be prosecuted. genuki
- Samuel Soper senior; cabinet maker, upholsterer, undertaker & billiard table maker, stocks a large assortment of fashionable cabinets. Selling 2 large (4ft+) fine art paintings for 60 guineas; Bedford Circus, Exeter; Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 21 Feb 1811 ; from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
- Samuel Soper snr, upholsterer, Bedford Circus, Exeter, displaying for sale 20 framed, engraved views of India by the celebrated Hodges; Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 16 May 1811
- Samuel Soper snr, cabinet maker, selling a 12' 6" mahogany billiard table; advert 14 Nov 1811 : [see
1803]

Richard Soper occupied as tenant from year to year, a dwelling house, 2 gardens & shippen [a stable/cowhouse], part of land for sale in Belstone at Exeter, 2m [SE] from Oakhampton; Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, 27 Jun 1811; from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Richard Soper a spirit merchant of Totnes, Dev. 1811 Directory : [business closed 1816]

Richard Soper & Thomas Soper serge merchant of Ashburton. 1811 : Directory : [other Ashburton serge makers 1761 : 1784 : 1811 & 1828 at Buckfastleigh] : [?a mill at Buckfast 1813 nr Ashburton] : [?paid £1 for Irish distress 1822 an old & respectable inhabitant of Ashburton] : [a Richard d.1824 an old & respectable inhabitant of Ashburton]

Mary Soper m.James Butcher (b1780 at M) Moretonhampstead, Dev, son John Soper Butcher b.1812 at M : m.Jane Nottle (b.1815 Calstock, Cornwall) & son b.1833 at M : gencircles.com [John Soper Butcher d.9 Sept 1902 Strathmore Hospital, husband of Mary Butcher, 72, 'Christchurch Star'] : [a Soper/Butcher partnership 1868]

Mary Soper from Knackersknowle m.Thomas James b.1798 Egg Buckland in 1812, I’m researching my James ancestors. From Brian Flory blf15’at’tiscali.co.uk Nov’07 Eggbuckland History Project

Mrs Mary Soper, of Thrushelton parish, Dev, 13 Feb 1812, 5 weeks earlier; William Horrell age 17 her parish apprentice ran away from his mistress, 5 ft high, fair complexion, light hair, grey eyes; left ankle rather larger than the right; wore away a blue broad cloth coat, with velvet collar & yellow buttons, red waistcoat, & sheepskin small clothes. Whoever harbours or employs him after this public notice, will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law. genuki : [took another apprentice 1818] : [see Thrushelton Sopers 1684]

James Soper : A letter to the editor The Evangelical Magazine 1812 : … an anecdote of my friend JS (or James Soper) of [Ashburton?] … Soper very gravely replied 'no I will name a text & leave you to preach a sermon…' : snippet from GoogleBooks.com

Samuel Soper m.Sarah Yabsley m.25 Dec 1812 Aveton Gifford, Dev; Samual b.17 Nov 1779 Plympton, Dev to William & Elizabeth ? (Sarah bpt.25 Dec 1783 Aveton Gifford)
- Richard Yabsley Soper b.Stokenham, Dev; bpt.4 Nov 1813 in Lamacraft Farm, Stokenham; farmer; m.Ann ?
1840; d.1888
- Susannah Soper b.5 Nov 1816 Stokenham; m.Samuel Woodley 5 Nov
1848 Stokenham both otp
- William Soper b.10 Jan 1823 Stokenham; bpt.1 Jul Lamacraft Fm; m.Johanna ? at Stokenham 1850; m.Agnes Catherine Parker 1868
- Samuel Soper b.8 Sep 1829 Stokenham
: '41cen Richard 27 farmer at Kellinton, Stokenham; Ann 25-9 (Sopers head 19 people in property; Address perhaps Shellinham - Kellinton from source; 13 Ropers in village)
: Richard Yabsley Soper witnessed m.of [½ brother] William Soper m.Johanna ?blank at Stokenham, Dev, 26 Mar 1850 from Ted Wildy's Marriage Witness Index; or m.24 Mar St Michael both otp source [m.Jan>Mar Kingsbridge RD] : & sister b.1816 m.same church Susanna m.Samuel Woodley 5 Nov 1848 both otp source
: '51cen Samuel 71 farmer tending 90 acres employing 5 labourers at Lamicraft, Kingsbridge, Dev; b.Plympton St Mary, Dev; Sarah 67 b.Avetongford, Dev; also visitor Mary Lidstone 30unm b.Avetongfford; house serv Jane Long 15 & 3 farm serv 12, 14 & 25 scan : [not vis '51]
: '61cen Samuel 81 retired farmer of Lamacraft Farm House?, Stokenham; b.Plympton St Mary & retired Sarah 77 b.Diptford; boarding with John Woodley 54 farming 120a, employing 3; wife Sarah Sophia 52 both b.Diptford; son John Alfred Woodley 24 b.Harberton & 3 unm servants John Hambling 16, plough boy; George Lang 55 carter & Eliza Slade 22 house maid : [?connection to dau Susanah's m. top Samuel Woodley 1848]
: Sarah d.18 Mar 1867 in Lamacraft Farm bur.23 Mar Stokeham : [Sarah (c1784-1867) d.Jan>Mar 1867, age 83, Kingsbridge Reg Dist, Dev]
: '71cen Samuel 91 retired farmer, b.Stokenham; visiting [son] William 47 farmer at Kellaton, Stokenham, 73a; b.Stokenham; Agness Catherine 32, b.Wetongifford; Sarah Sophia 18 assistant; Samuel Thomas 16 assistant; John Alfred 14; George Fredrick 12 both scholars; Edward Bine 2; Anna Barker 1, all b.Stokenham; Samuel 91 retired farmer, b.Stokenham; also John Erinish? 24 b.Plympton & Hanah Blank 46 annuity b.Stokenham, a lunatic [assume new wife, perhaps children 1 & 2 not Sopers?] : scan
: Samuel d.16 Apr 1871 Kellerton, Dev [& see tree] Samuel (c1780-1871) d.Apr>Jun 1871, age 91, Kingsbridge Reg Dist, Dev

Joseph & Hannah, a shipwright of Plymouth Dock (old name for Devonport) m.Hannah START, 4 May 1812 Maker, Cornwall. A Joseph Soper (c1892-1833) of Princes St, aged 41 buried Stoke Damerel 10 Mar 1833 rootsweb board : son Joseph Robert Soper bpt 25 Apr 1813 Plymouth St Andrew see '51cen : Pete Soper researching

William Soper of Plymouth, Dev : 1812 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1102 www.a2a

Isiah Soper (c1805-?) apprenticed, aged 7, to John Amery for Narramore estate, 1812 : Lustleigh Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 1987 A/PO 5/126 www.a2a

George Soper was a jurer at Cornwall Quarter Sessions held at Lostwithiel : 14 Jan 1812 : Cornwall Record Office : ref QS/1/8/1-16 www.a2a

George Soper & others in plot 213 13 Sept 1812 Dartmouth records [See also plot 205 John (c1804-1856) & Caroline (c1812-2004)] Dartmouth records

James Soper of Hennock - John Sercombe, a soap boiler of Bovey Tracey, Devon, made a will in 1812 making Soper responsible for the children's education. He left his house in Mary Street, the adjacent soap & ash houses, a stable & orchard. source : [presumably this James m.Elizabeth Sercombe 1791 & witnessed John Sercome's m.1790 & Mary Sircombe's 1793 below]

Soper's Tenement, Dawlish, Dev; a parcel of this plot for auction, a garden ground called The Strap situated on the cliff, size abt 2n 9p, occupied for many years past by Mr Smith at very low rent; Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 27 Feb 1812 ; from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Mrs Mary Soper had advertising for return of her parish apprentice William Horrell who run away 5w earlier, 17y, 5ft, fair complexion, light hair, grey eyes, left ankle larger than right, blue coat, velvet collar & yellow buttons, red waistcoat & sheep skin small clothes. Hhoever harbours him will be prosecuted with the utmost severity of the law. Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 13 Feb 1812 ; from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Thomas Soper of Bedford Circus, Exeter ; advertising; just arrived a carvel of very fine Christiana & Drama deals to be sold; Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 9 Oct 1812 ; from newspapers.bl.uk : [see 1803]
: Mr Soper's tennant at High St, (nearly opposite the Free Grammer School) Mr Crawcour, dentist advertises he's now on tour of West of England will be in Exeter in a few days; Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 19 Nov 1812 ; from newspapers.bl.uk (& 11 Nov 1813 - dentist to be in Exeter within 3w)
: Thomas Soper of Bedford Circus, Exeter ; advertising; hundreds of 8-20ft x 3" deals; also 60 dozen wine & porter bottles at 4s doz; Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 26 Nov 1812 ; from newspapers.bl.uk
: S Soper jnr, 259 High St, Exeter, thanks his customers a\fter being in business 7years. fashionable & reasonable furniture in his warerooms is warranteed his own manufacturer; Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 11 Mar 1813 ; from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: Mr Soper cabinet maker advertising Wainscot Banking Counter 14ft long, mahogany top, brass trim all round, full of draws & prime locks, nearly new, suit bank or shop; Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 20 May 1813 ; from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: Mr Soper of Bedford Circus advertising to builders & cabinet makers, a just landed cargo of deal, memel plank & mahogany; in plank, board or veneer; Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 27 May 1813 ; from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: Mr Soper cabinet maker of Exeter will supply particulars of Mount Wear House, gardens & 14a grounds on the banks of the Exe 2m from Exeter, for let for 3-7y; Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 29 Jul 1813 ; from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: Samuel Soper, snr, recomends his new-invented elastic dining tables; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 17 Sep 1812, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [see 1803]

Mary Ann Soper m.George Knight 31 July 1813 at Brixham, Dev , son Henry Knight b 27 Jul 1815, Hatherleigh : List of Knights

Jane Mary Soper b.1813 Teignemouth, Dev. A 'red-headed' school teacher who ran the village soup kitchen & went on to have 13 children. m.William Mapson. When?. Names of parents? from Ann, looking for connections/info : source

Mary Soper (c1804-?) apprenticed, aged 9, to William Duwrich of Chownley, 1813 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 354 www.a2a

Ann Soper (c1800-?) apprenticed, 13, to Henry Thomas Woodward, 1813 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 363 www.a2a : [Ann apprenticed from Woodward to Henry Jones, esq 1816]

John Soper, by consent, took John Lott, aged 10, as an apprentice, 1813 : Drewsteignton Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 2165 A/PO 966 www.a2a

George Soper m.Susanna bef.1813
- Sarah Lilianna Sanders/Susanna Soper (c1813-1903) b.Ugborough, Dev; Sarah Susanna Sanders Soper bpt.4 Oct 1813 Ugborough, to George & Susanna; '51cen 35unm landowner at Hillwood; m.John Sanders Jul>Sep 1854, Totnes, Dev
- Anna Sauders Soper (1814-1902) bpt.21 Sep 1815 (b.14 Sep 1814 both Ugborough); '71cen 52unm annuitant
- Georgina Susanna Sanders Soper b.30 Nov 1817, bpt.10 Feb 1821 Ugborough, Dev;
- Henry Soper b.c1819, Ugborough, Dev; '51cen quarryman
- George Soper b.8 Aug 1819, bpt.10 Feb 1821 Ugborough, Dev [with sister];
: '41cen Anna 20-24 independent with Caroline Fosber 20 ind / Thomas Nicacombe 14 servant, Elizabeth Twiteland 25 servant, Loura Cook 20 governess :
scan
: '51cen Henry Soper 32 slate quarryman b.Ugborough at Wood Cottage, Ugborough; mother Sarah 60 widowed annuitant, b.Bradninch, Dev; sister Sarah 26unm independant b.Ugborough; scan & scan [Sopers below next door]
: '51cen Sarah 35unm head, landowner at Hillwood, Ugborough, b.Ugborough; & sister Anna 33unm b.Ugborough & lodger John Pearse 60 landed proprietor b.Ugborough, visitor John Landry 35unm annuitant b.Exeter scan
: '61cen Anna Soper 43 sister-in-law b.Bradninch, at St Nicholas, Dev & Susanna Soper 70 mother in law b.Ugborough in household of John Sanders 44, gentleman b.Alphington; wife Sarah Sanders 44 b.Ugborough & 2 servants Ellen Weeks 25 b.Shaldon & Sarah E Mole 12 b.Teignmouth
: '71cen Anna Soper 55unm annuitant, b.Ugborough, Dev sister in law at Oak Villa, Wolborough, Newton Abbot; Susan Soper (c1791-?) widowed annuitant 80 mother in law b.Bradninch, Dev [40m NE Ugborough]; with John & Sarah Sanders 57 & 56 annuitants b.Exeter & Ugborough; nephew Ellis Strange 22 b.Crickenwell? & dom serv Ellen Bickham 18 scan
: ('71cen ?so not the Ann (c1819-?) annuitant 52unm, b.-, Devon; at Late Sleam, Easton; with house maid Anna Coates 19 b.Sutton, Cambs scan [no other unm Ann '61cen] )
: 1874 Susanna Soper (c1791-1874) d.Jan>Mar, age 83, Newton Abbott, Dev
: '81cen Ann 61unm neice, annuitant, b.Ugborough, Dev, 15 Queens Ter Exeter St David; with Mary Sanders 87 widow b.Exeter St Edmunds; sister Ann Worthy 73unm, annuitant, b.St Edmunds & gen servants Jane Leary 45 widow & Mary Leary 18 both b.Exeter
: '91cen Anna M S Soper (c1815-?) 76unm living on own means at 2 St Annes Rd, Faversham, Kent; b.Ugborough, Dev with William D Baginton 30unm curate of Faversham, sister Annie E 33unm both b.Northam, Dev & gen serv Mary A Raybould 18 b.Hants scan : ['01cen not vis]
: 1902 Anna Sanders Soper (c1815-1902) d.Jan>Mar 1902, age 87, Exeter, Devon
: 1903 ?a Sarah Susanna S Sanders (c.1814-1903) Jan>Mar 1903, age 89 St Thomas, Dev

John m.Phillis [Bastow?*] bef.1813; they bapt 4 at Higher Chapel (Independent), Buckfastleigh, Dev from non-conformist registers
- Richard Soper bapt.26 May 1813 at Higher Chapel;
scan
- Mary Elizabeth Soper bapt.30 May 1815 at Higher Chapel; scan
- John Soper bapt.17 Jan 1820 at Higher Chapel; scan
- Elizabeth Soper bapt.23 Jul 1824 at Higher Chapel; scan
: '41cen Phillis 50-4 a dyer at Lower Town, Buckfastleigh & Richard 20-4 wool carder both b.Dev
: *'51cen Phillis 63 dyer at Fore St, Totnes, Dev; with Richard 37unm wool comber & brother John Bastow 66m wool comber all b.Buckfastleigh, Dev scan
: ??a Phyllis Soper pauper patient from 16 Nov 1855 Devon institution, discharged, recovered, 13 Feb 1856 [3m later]; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan
: '61cen Philis 72 widowed shop keeper at County Lunatic Asylum, Exminster, Dev; b.Dev
: Phillis Soper d.Apr>Jun 1864, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev

Joan Soper, widow of Ilsington, [widow of John Soper & dau Mary Mitchell] Overseer of the Poor Deposition, 1813 - Joan b.Ilsington & lived at parent's home there until m. at 21 yrs to John, mariner of Ilsington, who regularly went to Newfoundland. Some years later they rented Vicarage Estate in Woodland at £32 pa for 8 yrs. Returning to Ilsington, John a day labourer for Charles Wills for many years, until he died. In this time John agreed with Mrs Filmore for ground to build house for 3 peoples lives, paying no purchase money, only 10s pa high rent, with no rates or taxes. Joan lived there many years with dau. John's will left her a room in house for life, the other to her dau. (Will's reverse - Joan Soper ill) : Ilsington Parish : Devon Record Office, ref 122 A/PO 84 www.a2a [a Mary m.Richard Mitchell 1780s : presume b.1773 & mother Joan Smedon]

Mr Soper's Mill at Buckfast, adjoining a dwelling house & gardens occupied by Mr Michelmore for auction Kings Arms, Buckfastleigh lot 6 of Worsted Yarn Mill, Buckfast Abbey in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, 26 May 1814 ; from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [yarn manufacturer of Buckfastleigh bankrupt 1807]

Robert Soper m.Elizabeth Dashper 22 Jun 1813 Torquay; probabe children: Elizabeth 1814 Plymouth (father tailor) & John Dashper Soper b.1817 Tormoham. Not in '41cen. Perhaps the Elizabeth bur.1836 Tormoham age 52??; from Linda, Hamilton, Canada rootsweb May'13
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: William Soper Pook bpt.14 Aug 1824, Wolborough mother Mary Pook. Maria had a sister Mary bpt.1798. Assume WSP is her child. Mary & Maria's mother nee Soper; ['61cen a William Pook b.c1826 in same household as Maria] : Susanna Soper b.c1767/8 (from d.cert) m.Mr Pook; rootsweb

John Soper (c1802-?) apprenticed, aged 11, to Henry Light of Ugborough, yeoman : 1813 : Overseers of the Poor, Modbury Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 269A/PO 1299 www.a2a [also mentioned in Uxbridge Parish overseer's records ref 884/274/26]

Samuel Soper of Stokenham, yeoman, took George Harding, aged 8-9, as an apprentice, Totnes record, 1813 : www.a2a ref 1579A-0/24/69/14

J Soper & R Lavis, Plymouth & London Coasting Company, partnership dissolved; in 'London Gazette' 29 Dec 1813, from newspapers.bl.uk

John Soper, by consent, took William Cann, aged 9, as an apprentice, 1813 : Drewsteignton Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 2165 A/PO 965 www.a2a

John Soper, for Brocks Redlake estate, took Mary Milton, aged 10, as an apprentice, 1813 : Drewsteignton Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 2165 A/PO 960 www.a2a

H Soper?? of 'Shelwood Hill House', Ugborough [on S edge of Dartmoor nr.S.Brent] originally 3 cottages of slate rubble, probably from Wood Quarry, who's estate it once belonged. 2 storey, slate hung or rendered. Front, facing away from road, has 3 doors. Stone plaque on front wall with inscription 'H.S. 1813'. Probably refers to member of Soper family who owned Wood in early C19th. ('Wood Cottage' 1889 OS map ‘Shelwood’ in 1550, probably=‘wood on shelf or terrace’) source

William Soper, took John Endacott, 10, as an apprentice : 1814 : Overseers of the Poor, Chagford Parish, Devon Record Office, 1429A-99/PO 148/264 www.a2a

Joseph Soper (1806-?) was apprenticed, aged 8, to Jonas Gibbons for Hole estate : 1814 : Exbourne Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 3326 A/PO 5/3/47 www.a2a : [William Soper b.1817c apprenticed to a Jonas Gibbons, 1814]

Isaac Soper, had a Bastardy Order, with Prudence Bowder, 1814 : Lustleigh Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 1987 A/PO 57 www.a2a

Elizabeth Soper (c1724-1814) buried 11 Apr 1814, age 90, Exeter : Parish Registers of St. Ida's Church, Ide : source

Mary Soper (c1754-1814), age 60 , buried, 8 May 1814 - Exeter : Parish Registers of St. Ida's church Ide : source

Mr Soper of St Lawrence parish, Exeter subscribed 2s 6d for John Esterbrook, hat maker, taken to Southgate Prison for debt (dispite wife & 6 children & labouring under severe indisposition for 10m), about 90 people paid £1- 2s 6d) : [the newspaper comments, his creditors released him & he may die soon with his family] in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, 26 May 1814 ; from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Mr Soper of Cornworthy parish, subscribed 10s for 'The Distress in Germany'; [abt.100 pay 1s to £17 for Exeter] in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, 26 May 1814; from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

M B Soper witnessed m.of Samuel Jackman & Mar Lang. 12 May 1814 at Dittisham, both XX. other wits; Wm.Smith. dartmouth-history.org.uk

Thomas Soper (c1726-1814) died suddenly at Exmouth Sun 13 Aug 1814, age 88; of this city, cabinet maker. He went there on Sat evening in perfect health. [?Exeter]. In the morning he bathed in the sea & afterwards breakfasted, when he complained of illness at his stomach & continued to get worse; an apothecary was sent for & medicine administered; but he was shortly after seized with a fit & expired. He was a very ingenious machanic, much respected & was to have been married in a few days; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 18 Aug, from newspapers.bl.uk [b./d. not vis igi] : [see 1803]

Richard Soper Ann Sims bef.1814; Richard (1789 -) b.Ashburton & Ann Sims (1788 -) b.Exeter; pos children
- Eliza Soper b.c1814 Ashburton (m.Mr Charlton bef.1841):
- Richard Soper b.c1817-21 : '41cen 20-24 carpenter
- William Soper b.c1817-21 : '41cen 20-24 carpenter
- Frederick Soper (c1825-1887) b.22 Feb
1825 Ashburton, Dev; a carpenter; m.Margaret Tribble 1843
- John Soper b.c1827 :
- Robert Soper b.c1831 :
: father may be Richard or Joseph. From Melonie Soper 5'05 lost link
: '41cen Richard 50-54 carpenter at Cad Ln, Ashburton & Elizabeth 50-54, Richard 20-24 carpenter, William 20-24 carpenter, Maria 20-24 a dressmaker, Frederick 15-19 carpenterapprentice, John 13, Robert 9, all b.Dev scan
: '51cen Richard 62 carpenter at Cad Ln, Ashburton; Ann 62 & grandaughter Isabella Charlton 10 b.Keynsham, S.set;
: '51cen Frederick 26 carpenter joiner at Cad Ln, Margaret 28 b.Chagford, Frederick W 7, Belerdera 5 both scholars, Eliza 1, all b.Ashburton
: '51cen Eliza Charlton 37 b.As'n, widow. house servant at David House, Ashburton with John Amery 38 landed proprietor & farmer & wife
: ??a Richard d.Apr>Jun 1855, Newton Abbott
: ??an Ann Soper d.Jan>Mar 1856, Newton Abbott

Mary Soper, occupied 2 dwelling houses in Court St, Morehampton, also William Haywood, the younger of Morehampstead, currier 1814 www.a2a : [connection with Ann Soper & french prisoners of war there 1811] ref.4930 B/T/M/155,156

Thomas Soper, Bedford Circus, just landed, prime Baltic deal & timber, for sale; also a few logs of mahogany; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 6 Jan 1814, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
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T Soper, of Bedford Circus, thanks liberal support since he started dealing in timber, reports he has just landed a small prime cargo; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 21 Jul 1814, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan
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S Soper, jnr cabinet & upholstery mfr, undertaker & appraiser; aquaints the nobility & gentry with his furniture Ware Rooms, 259 High St, Exeter; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 20 Oct 1814, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan
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Mr Soper, rented apartments at High St, Exeter, to Mr Crawcour, surgeon-dentist of The Strand, Lon; advert informing friend & public he is at his apartments daily 10-3pm, returning to London May [in March says he's been in Exeter 13y]; In June he bought a Barnfield Crescent house; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 29 Dec 1814, from
newspapers.bl.uk : [see 1803]

Elizabeth Catharine Soper b.1 Sep 1815 & bapt.14 Jan 1816 to Joseph & Hannah at Princes Street Chapel, Devonport, Dev; parents of Stoke Damerell : scan from non-conformist registers (record 961: 1763-1817)

Mary Soper, the father of her male bastard was Samuel Beer of Drewsteignton, labourer, 1815 : Drewsteignton Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 2165 A/PO 666 www.a2a [connection [perhaps mother?] to Mary wife of John a Drewsteignton pauper 1859?] : [connection? a Samuel Beer ploughman to Mr J Soper won plough piize 1867

John Soper apprenticed Sarah Thorne [1810], rogue & vagabond Ugborough 884/279/6 1815
& George Soper, slate quarryman, failure to pay rates; 2 cases at Ugborough parish overseers settlement Examinations http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/a2a/records.aspx?cat=028-ugborough&cid=6-4-319#6-4-319

Robert Soper, a prisoner for debt confined in the gaol of St Thomas the Apostle, [nr Exeter], Devon. His petition, by order of the Court for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors: 1815 from genuki : from London Gazette pub 15 Apr

James Soper m.Rachael Honey Gullett m.1815 [Rachel bpt.25 Aug 1793 St. Mary's Church, Plympton, Plymouth, Dev to Richard Gullett & Wilmot Philippa Honey; m.James Soper 1815 Gullett page ] James b./bpt.17 Oct 1790 Ugborough, Dev*
- Elizabeth Soper b.2 May 1815 Ridgeway, Plympton St Mary, Dev; bpt.21 May 1815*
- Henry Soper bpt.20 April 1817 Ridgeway; m.Mary Ann Lavers 17 Apr 1846 St Andrew's, Stoke Damerell, Plymouth*
- James Soper bpt.1 Aug 1819 Ridgeway; ??m.Agnes Gullett 11 May St Andrew's 1848 (m.Apr>Jun Stoke Damerel)
- John Soper bpt.12 Aug 1821 Ridgeway
- George Soper b.2 Jun 1823 Underwood; bpt.22 Jun 1823; m.Emily Bostocks Jan>Mar 1848 East Stonehouse [assumed as '51cen master mason]
- Thomas Soper bpt.31 Jul 1825 Underwood; assume mason of Wilts m.Susanna Stanbury 1850
- Rahael Soper bpt. 28 Oct 1827 Underwood; '91cen 63unm dressmaker, next door to Robert; d.1893
- Robert Soper bpt.18 Oct 1829 Underwood*; Plymouth stonemason 53unm '81cen
- Eliz Soper bpt.19 Feb 1832*; m.George Gullett Apr>Jun 1857, Westminster, Lon, widowed by '71cen
- Clara Soper bpt.23 Feb 1834* Underwood, Plympton St Mary; unm miliner 37, '71cen
- Emma Rosa Soper bpt.16 Oct 1836 Underwood; m.Alexander Davidson 3 Mar 1857 Charles Church, Plymouth
: James Soper of Plympton St Mary, mason, took 7 year lease of 2 fields called Mill Meadow (adjoining Plympton St Mary Bridge) & Higher Stone Meadow : Rent: £27 pa : 25 Mar 1836, from John Parker, Earl of Morley of Boringdon : Plymouth Record Office, www.a2a
: from Devon Sopers page
: '41cen James 50-4 mason at Senderwood, Plympton, St Mary; Rachael 45-9; Elizabeth 25-9; Henry 20-4 mason; James 20-4 mason; John 15-9 bathin?; George 15-9 mason; Thomas 15-9 mason; Rahael 13; Robert 11; Eliza 9; Clara 9; Emma 4; scan
: 1844 James Soper late of Underwood, Plympton St Mary, Dev, builder, quarryman, baker & flour dealer. In the gaol of St Thomas the Apostle. Bankruptcy petition 18 May 1844 (>a href="http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/20345/pages/1756">source 21 May) : Court case 1 Aug (9 Jul) (& bankrupt 1845)
: 1848 ?a James had divers articles stolen 27 May 1848 at Plympton St Mary, by John Williams 24, given 6 weeks hard labour, at Devon County Sessions; scan
: 1850 James, mason Underwood, Plympton St Mary
1850 directory
: 1857 sister; Eliza m.George Gullett Apr>Jun 1857, Westminster (an Emily Eliza Gullett 10 May 1859 Pimlico, Lon. 5 Jan 1862 to George Gullett, Eliza Soper from Gullett page)
: 1877 James Soper's account with the Earl of Morley, in letter from James Gullett to Samuel Newbery : 10 Jan 1877; Plymouth & W.Dev Record Office, ref 69/M/6/417 www.a2a
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: '71cen a Robert 41 at 1 Ashley Place, Plymouth, St Andrew stone mason & 2 sisters Rachael 43 & Clara 37, miliners all b,Underwood & widowed sister Eliza Gullett 39 housekeeper b.Underwood & her dau Alica 13 Emily E 12 & Kate R 10 scholars all b.Pimlico, Msx scan [none vis '61cen]
: 1874 James Soper of Plympton, mason & James Gullett of Plymouth, stonemason, lease from Albert Edmund Parker, Earl of Morley : 1 Apr 1874 ; Cann House & Cann Quarries; Term: 7y from lady day 1874; Rent: £10 pa for every man employed to quarry slate, minimum being £20, for first 3 years. £12 10s per man thereafter if only 2 men employed, or £10pa if more than 2 employed. £5 pa for Cann House; 1d per ton of stone (other than slate); Plymouth & W.Dev Record Office, ref 69/M/6/416 www.a2a
: 1875 ?Robert of Plymouth, builder : Aug 1875 mortgage on 24 Frederick St, for £150 + interest, to Henry Greenway & Henry Brabyn both of Plymouth, gentlemen: [seems Frederick St [Plymouth] being developed Mr Ford builder gave £60 & £150 mortgages 1869/70 & Wm Bolt builder £500, 1885]
: 1877 Mr Soper & Mr Gullett, tenants of Cann Quarry. Bundle of correspondence re taking the quarry & re granting of a new term on their lease; notes by Samuel Newbery of an interview with Messrs Gullett & Soper re their tenancy; letter from William Woollcombe to Mr Newbery re Mr Soper's extension of his lease; 1877-82 : Plymouth & W.Dev RO, ref 69/M/6/418 www.a2a
: 1878 ?Robert mason of Plymouth, the sole executor of Mary Staddon spinster of Staddon Terrace, Plymouth (who died 23 Mar 1878) Will proved 10 Apr (London Gazette 31 May) : ['81cen Robert 51 & 31 both masons in Plymton ]
: 1878 Robert beerhouse & grocer, 15 Ashley Place, Plymouth ; 1878-9 White Gazetteer of Devon p.655
: '81cen Rachael 53unm head at 15 Ashley Place, Plymouth & sister Elizabeth 65unm both dressmakers, b.Plympton St Mary
: '81cen Robert 51 stone mason at 16 Ashley Place, Plymouth St Andrew, b.Plympton St Mary; sister Eliza Gullett b.Plympton & niece Alice E Gullett 23 b.Pimlico, Lon
: '81cen James 61 master of slate quarry (emp 4 men & 1 boy); Agness 57 both b.Plym St Mary; John A 28unm carpenter; Florence 23u dressmaker, both b.Egg Buckland
: James of Cann quary '81cen assumed living at Cann House (he was there '91cen). By 1940 it was a total ruin. Possibly James the last occupier? or later "Edward Gullett?... so it was abandoned between 1881 & 1901; National Trust article on house, with map. It was built for Cann Quarry manager bef.1829 on waste slate from previous quarrying source
: '91cen James 71 slate mrcht (employer) at Cann House, Plympton St Mary; Agnes 69; dau Florence Agnes Soper 32unm (not-empr/em'ee); grandson James Stanley Soper 7 all b.St Mary; scan
: '91cen Rachael 63unm dressmaker (notem) in 1 room at 14½ Ashley Place, Ashley Arms, (St Peter), Plymouth, St Andrew, Dev; b.Plympton St Mary, Dev 11 in 5 household in 6 rooms at address; scan
: Rachel d.Apr>Jun 1893, Plymouth, age 65
: '91cen Robert 61unm stone mason (em'ee)  at 15 Ashley Place, Ashley Arms, (St Peter), Plymouth, St Andrew, Dev; b.Plympton St Mary, Dev also Elliza Gullet, sister 59 widow, dom housekeeper b.Plympton, St Mary & niece Leah E Herring* 16 tailors apprentice b.Plymouth; scan : [*??a William m.1860 Jane Herrings & a George m.Sally Herring 1872 both Stoke Dameral]
: '01cen Robert 71unm beerhouse keeper [alone] at 14½ Ashley Place, Plymouth, Dev; b.Plympton scan
: 1902 Robert beer retailer, 15 Ashley Place, Plymouth; 1902 Kellys Directory
: '11cen Robert 81 licensed victualler, retired in 11 rooms at Ashley Arms, 15 Ashley Place, Plymouth; b.Plymouth & uncle, boarding with Henry James Sanders 40 beer retailer, Sarah Emma Saunders 36 {m.14y, 3 births, all alive}, Edward R P 13, Ethel Rachel H 11 & William R 8, & border Thomas Muchmore 54 widowed journeyman tailor, all b.Plymouth scan
: Robert Soper d.13 Apr 1919, licenced victualler of 15 Ashley Place, North Place, Plymouth; probate Exeter 5 Jun 1919 to Henry James Sanders, watchmaker [?relation?]; estate £1,359 7s 8d; from Probate Calender, scan [Robert (c1830-1919) d.Apr>Jun, Plymouth, age 89]

George Soper, a farmer of Wood, took John Spry 15, as an apprentice : 1815 : Overseers of the Poor, Ugborough Parish, Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 884/265/2 www.a2a

R Soper, Mr T Soper & Mr W Soper, all of Ashburton contributed £1 to Devon fund for families of soldiers killed at Waterloo; £1,780 collected so far : [French Emperor Napoleon defeated in Belgium by Anglo-Dutch & Prussian armies]
: James Soper of Hennock contributed 10s to Devon's Waterloo Fund (£2,550 collected so far)
: John Soperof Exeter contributed 5s to Devon's Waterloo Fund (£5,100 collected so far)

John Soper master of 'Elizabeth & Grace', for sale at Navy Tavern, Plymouth 5 Dec; A strong servicable brig 57ft x 18ft, well found with anchors, cables, sails & stores; Burthens 95 tons, suited to coasting coal & forign trades, laying Coal Quay (Soper on board); in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 30 Nov 1815, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Samuel Soper took Jane Cole as an apprentice, 1815, dau of John & Elizabeth Cole, bapt 11 May 1806 Stokenham Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref. 3031A/PO 7/8/18 [see 1815,1821,1833 & 1837] www.a2a

Joseph Soper, of Woolster St, Plymouth [owned?] schooner 'William', master Richard Lavis; to sail for Oporto with room for 50 tons cargo or passengers; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' (pub.) 22 Jun 1815, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
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Joseph Soper of Woolster St, Plymouth [owned?] fine new brig 'Briton', 180 tons Burthen, master Richard Lavis; to sail 1 May for New York with room for cargo or passengers; (particulars also from Robert Palmer at Ashburton); in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 11 Apr 1816, from newspapers.bl.uk
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Joseph cooper of Plymouth paid 40s & 12s pa, to Plymouth for 21y waterlease for his house in Woolster St, 1817; [Joseph, cooper & William butcher same lease as above 1799] : [m.bef.1799 not vis igi]
son - James Soper b.c1799 at b.Charles, Plymouth, Dev; James's son
: Joseph cooper of Plymouth, executor of Daniel Cowle, of Plymouth, maltster. Paid Cowel's waterlease for Lower Broad St inhabited by Joseph Hingston & Walter Prideaux, 1820
: [?Joseph a Plymouth merchant (to Newfoundland & later Labrador). Started partnership 1818 with Samuel Henley; The firm Soper & Henley purchased a £1,000 vessel 'The Devon' to trade for barrelled salt fish from Newfoundland to sell in Portugal 1828 court case by Henley in Newfoundland; verdict Soper owed £674; but overturned by Devon court 1828 as Newfoundland judgement not valid; His son Joseph jnr in Newfoundland 1821 scan]
: [Joseph, of Woolster St now part of Vauxhall St dock's entrance], 1821 auction; 150 yellow pine timbers from Prince Edward's Island, at Teat's Hill [a Plymouth dock] from the brig.'Hope', J Gouldsworthy master
: [ship owner, Okehampton 1822 Pigot's Directory]
: [Joseph, of Woolster St; cooper; Tourists Companion of Plymouth, 1923 source; repeated 1827]
: [Soper master of 'The Hope' 6 Jul 1832 & Hope master Robinson, hence [Liverpool] at St Andrew's N B]
: [see also Joseph Soper, Ship Owner Woolster St, 1836 & 1852, 1855]
: Joseph ship owner, Woolster St; Thomas's Plymouth Director 1836 source
: [Joseph, of Woolster St, Plymouth, his youngest son Wm [m.?] Eliza Perring, neice of Mr N Peck, Jubille St; [?Upper Canada] 7 Jan 1837; Sherborne Mercury, Dorset, 16 Jan source]
: [a J Soper Woolster St, subscribed to Narrative of a Voyage to the South Seas, and the Shipwreck of the Princess of Wales pub.1838 {or the Joshua Soper in same St above} : [John M D Soper of Ashburton subscribed to 1841 reprint]]
: '41cen Joseph 65-9 merchant at Plymouth, Charles the Martyr, Dev; Mary 70-4 & servant Elizabeth March 25-9
: [died at Plymouth, at advanced age, an extensive merchant & shipowner; & will 1853]
: Joseph (jnr) m.Elizabeth Amelia Groves 1855 Plymouth; '61cen retired merchant age 65
: [a J Soper Plymouth ship owner 1860]

William Soper in Devon Court, Oct 1816; sentence aquittal : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

George Soper (1808-?) apprenticed, aged 8, to Thomas Satterley for Pitt tenement, 1816 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 400 www.a2a

John Soper, Ashburton, Devon; 7th in 2nd Class, Mathematical Classes of St Andrews; in 'Caledonian Mercury (pub.Edinburgh 20 May 1816), from newspapers.bl.uk : [?a John Pater Soper bpt.26 Sep 1807 Ashburton (Wesleyan) igi]

Samuel Soper witnessed m.11 May 1816 at Dartford, Dev. Charles Rowe of Townstall, mariner & Grace Perring, by Licence. Both signed, other witnesses M Wright, Sarah Rowe & Jane Pering dartmouth-history.org.uk : [tenuous connection? a William Soper merchant of Newfoundland, m.Eliza Pering 1837]

Ann Soper, apprenticed to Henry Thomas Woodward to Henry Jones, esq, 1816 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 667 www.a2a : [Ann apprenticed to Woodward 1813]

Ann Soper of Lamerton, Devon : 1816 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1080 www.a2a

Richard Soper; The partnership between Richard Soper & Co, Spirit Merchants of Totnes has been disolved today 16 Feb by mutual consent. The business with the stock (which is not large) is to be discosed of; witnesses Charles Cuming, Thomas Cuming, Richard Soper & William Soper in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post; 19 Sept 1816, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan [in 1811 directory]
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Richard Soper gent of Totnes paid Game Duty of £13 6d for a General Certificate for 1816, for Devon [only 70 names but perhaps other lists in orther papers?] in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post; from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

"Soper's Tenement", South Brent, Dev; now called "Webland's" a dwelling home & barn attached to 32 acres, for sale; in possession of John Luce & his tenants; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 14 Nov 1816, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Mary Soper, (c1766-1816) a widow, died in her 50th year, 17 Mar 1816 From a diary of events in Moretonhampstead kept by Silvester Treleaven source

Joseph Soper of Plymouth a cooper, paid 40s & 12s pa, to Plymouth for a 21 year waterlease for his house in Woolster St, 1817 : 1/719/313 a2a.org.uk : [see 1815 above]

William Soper of Lamerton, yeoman, leased Tenement in Kellacott, Broadwoodwidger, to James Smale of Broadwoodwidger, yeoman : 4 Jan 1817 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 1415/8/6 www.a2a

George Soper (c1804-?), apprenticed age 13, to John Burd of East Teignmouth, yeoman, for Woodlands estate, 1817 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 412 www.a2a

A Soper, occupied Lower Broadridge Farm, Cornworthy, Dev, a barn, stables, outhouses, 15a rich meadow & 70a arable, pasture & orchard, nr navigable R.Dart 5m from Dartmouth & Totnes; Property to be let from ladyday next; To view, apply to Mr Soper; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 3 Jul 1817, from newspapers.bl.uk : [Anthony mentioned 1827. having apprentice years earlier?] : [An Anthony b.1732 Changford, son of Anthony - he might just be 85? or perhaps had a son? : an Anthony b.Changford b.c1799 m.1821]

George Soper, a farmer of Wood, took John Knott, 9, as an apprentice : 1817 : Overseers of the Poor, Ugborough Parish, Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 884/265/135 www.a2a

Mary Ann Elizabeth Soper Durant b.30 Apr 1817, Plymouth, Eng; d.21 Oct 1859 Plymouth, Dev & brother William Soper Durant b.9 Jun 1819, Plymouth, Eng; d.8 Oct 1842, Hong Kong, China; parents Samuel Durant & Mary Cuddeford m.2 Apr 1816 Plymouth (her 1st m.Thomas Gorddard)

Walter Soper, 1 of 29 signing & T Soper 1 of 2 Porteves heading list requesting Mr Bastard's friend not to engage their freeholder vote to support his re-election, dated Ashburton 26 Nov 1816; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 4 Dec, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Messrs Soper, Bear & Glyde, the Asignees of John Luke, bankrupt, who's property sold by auction, Globe Tavern 28 Feb; Lot 1, house in Fore St, Exeter rented to grocer £80pa; Lot 2, house & farm 'Hunts Tenement', Exweek & 90a, £5 rent; Lot 3, small houses, cellars & stables nr Exeter Quay £1pa rent; Lot 4, Luke's Row, several dwelling houses £60 rent; Lot 5 Addlehole Farm, W.Alvington when tennant 79 dies; Lot 6, a 3% on £350 policy on man 79; 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 13 Feb 1817, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

John Soper (c1802-?) apprenticed, age 15, to Thomas Lakeman, a farmer of Fillham : 1817 : Overseers of the Poor, Ugborough Parish, Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 884/265/3 www.a2a

Samuel Soper (c1808-?) apprenticed, 9, to Richard Toms : 1817 : Overseers of the Poor, Modbury Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 269A/PO 1350-1351 www.a2a

William Soper, innkeeper, for the Barnstaple Inn, took Sarah Painter, age 12, as an apprentice in housewifery , 1817 : Okehampton Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office: ref 3210 A/PO 10/290 www.a2a : [also there 1823 & 30]

John Soper, wife Elizabeth , & daughter, Louisa, she was born c1817 & married a Kingwell, from "Kingswell family in Exeter" : source

Richard Soaper, a scavelman [clears waterways of debris], Plymouth Dockyards awarded £22 for his ingenuity in inventing a method of stopping leaks or shot-holes underwater, a promotion promised : 6 Aug 1817 : report in The Times

Charles Soper, turned evidence & was committed to Bridewell. He was with Thomas Presswell & William Inch, committed to Southgate Prison they burglariously broke & entered James Wellington's house in Goldsmiths St, morning of 13 Feb 1817 & stole 20 apples & 17lbs cheese; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post (pub.26 Jun), from newspapers.bl.uk : [a Charles bpt.11 Jul 1784, St.Stephen, Exeter (another bpt.1800 Stoke Dameral)]

Richard Soper, gent of Dartington (& 100s others) obtained Game Certificate for year 1817 costing £3 13s 6d, County of Devon, : source from Sept newspaper
Richard Soper, of Dartington; game certificate for Devon 1818 £3 13s 6d each, Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 10 Sep 1818 ; from newspapers.bl.uk : [& game cert 1820; see property deal 1831]

Mary Soper took Thomas Friend, age 10 as an apprentice: 1818. Thrushelton Parish, Devon. Overseers of the Poor www.a2a : [see Thrushelton Sopers 1684]

Grace Luscombe Soper m.John Trist 11 Jul 1818 at Dittisham, by licence. both sign. Wits; Margaret Soper & Harriett Trist. dartmouth-history.org.uk : [Peter & Brooking Agnes Luscombe m.1793]

Grace Soper (1818-1887) b.Devon abt Jan ; m.William Yeo (1809-1863) 30 Mar 1835, Broadwoodwidger, Devonshire. Several children were born/bapt Lifton, Devon (6 born 1837-1845). In 1847 they immigrated to Hibbert twp, Ontario, then settled as farmers in Staffa, Perth County, Ontario, Canada. Any help would be appreciated. Ann Andersen ; source : &

Mary Soper (1809-1818), aged 9 was bound to Robert William Newman, esq, 1818 : Stoke Gabriel Parish : Devon Record Office, ref 1981 A/PO 346-347 www.a2a

Thomas Soper tenant of a 'capital Overland Tenement' called Magdalen, 7 closes of land & 13 acres ¾m from Teignmouth on the Exeter Rd forming a desirable situation for building comanding delightful views of land & sea; 1 of 4 plots for auction at London Hotel 9 Jul; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 18 Jun 1818, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

S Soper, jnr advertised removing from 259 High St to warerooms at Bampfylde House*, Bampfylde St (nr the Post Office) where he manufacturers best designs of furniture & upholstery; also garden for let; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' (pub.) 21 Jan 1819, from newspapers.bl.uk : [see 1803] : [*was a small 16th century mansion; source]

John Soper (1809-1818), aged 9 was bound to James D. Churchward, churchwarden yeoman, 1818 : Stoke Gabriel Parish : Devon Record Office, ref 1981 A/PO 342-343 www.a2a

William Soper, for Shipley, took Elizabeth Horsham, 9, as an apprentice : 1818 : Overseers of the Poor, Chagford Parish, Devon Record Office, 1429A-99/PO 148/346-347 [see also 1792] www.a2a

Margaret Soper (c1809-?) apprenticed, aged 9, to John Wotton, yeoman : 1818 : Overseers of the Poor, Modbury Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 269A/PO 1424-1425 www.a2a

Mary Soper (c1807-?) apprenticed, aged 11, to John Bulteel of Holbeton, esq : 1818 : Overseers of the Poor, Modbury Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 269A/PO 1420-1421 www.a2a

John Soper of Exminster, mentioned by Samuel Wills in his Settlement Examination, for poor relief at Kenn Parish 1818 [Kenn parish apprenticed him over 10 years earlier] . He lived with Soper for 2 years (his mother 'made an agreement' but he did not know what it was). His mother, Mary said he was 17 when he left Soper & went to sea www.a2a [?a Fanny Soper m.John Hutchings, 17 Feb 1842, Exminster; 3rd dau of late John Soper of Exminster]

Samuel Soper, died at an advanced age at Honiton; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 8 Jan 1818, from newspapers.bl.uk : [not vis igi]

Joseph Soper of Plymouth & his son Joseph, in partnership with Henley (in Newfoundland). They bought 'The Devon' [£1,000?] to trade with Newfoundland & later Labrador, (perhaps partially fishing?). It traded in Labrador 1818-21. The partners fell out in 1821. Soper proposed they stop their partnership, Henly agreed. Soper used the boat to trade fish to Oporto, wine to Ireland & coal from Newcastle to Plymouth. Henley it would then be layed up until Henley returned. The boat decayed. Henly took Soper to court 4 Jun 1825, Devon, wanting a accounts of the partnership. 13 June Joseph Soper jnr (son) appeared Dec Joseph snr with his attorney Joseph jnr appeared & asked for binding arbitration. Arbitration given Jan 1826, put aside July, new arbitration (Soper paid costs) July 2nd arbitration said Soper owed £608 + £56 costs (Henley's). The court of Newfoundland involved in judging if Soper jnr could appear for his father. Court cases extended to 1828 full information : & from Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench pub.1829 Google Books [see 1820 below?]
: [Joseph, of Woolster St now part of Vauxhall St dock's entrance], 1821 auction; 150 yellow pine timbers from Prince Edward's Island, at Teat's Hill [a Plymouth dock] from the brig.'Hope', J Gouldsworthy master
: [James, Plymouth ship owner, Okehampton 1822]
: [Soper master of 'The Hope' 6 Jul 1832 & Hope master Robinson, hence [Liverpool] at St Andrew's N B]
: [died at Plymouth, at advanced age, an extensive merchant & shipowner; & will 1853]
: [a J Soper owned the 75 tons scooner, ‘Melina’ built Plymouth 1852, ‘sheathed in yellow metal’, surveyed Jan 1857, home port Plymouth, Master J Pinkh’m. Lloyd’s Registry of Shipping 1860]

Thomas Soper convicted of stealing a gold ring & various other items, property of Bridget Portbury, sentence at Devon qtr sessions, imprisonment 3 months Exeter castle; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 2 Apr 1818, from newspapers.bl.uk
: Thomas Soper in Devon Court, Easter 1818; sentence imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)
: Thomas Soper for stealing 6 pounds of rags, property of William Harris, imprisonment six months, Exeter sessions, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 21 Jan 1819, from newspapers.bl.uk
: Thomas Soper apprentice to Mr Kingdon, for assaulting a girl in a public street 2s 6d, Fined by Right Worshipful Mayor (also that week apprentices gambling to late hour Sat night at Angel Inn, Theatre Lane, pubilcan fined 2 guineas), 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 11 Feb 1819, from newspapers.bl.uk
: Thomas Soper in Devon Court, Epiphany 1819; sentence Imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)
: Thomas Soper, for stealing a shirt from Thomas Cornish to be transported 7 years. A prisoner tried at County sessions at the castle, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 21 Oct 1819, from newspapers.bl.uk : [2 Thomas's bpt.1903 Exeter 3 Apr & 25 Sep; (also Thomas bpt.14 Mar 1800 Morehampton, Dev; bpt.7 Feb 1803 Wesleyanport, Dev)]
: Thomas Soper in Devon Court, Michaelmas 1819; sentence Transportation : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)
: Thomas Soper (c1801-1877) (Tasmanian?) convict from Exeter, aged 19, one of 190 convicts on Earl St Vincent, 412 tons, sailed Portsmouth to Sydney, 12 Apr 1820, arriving 18 Aug : www.blaxland.com father William Soper prob b.Exeter c1775, mother? Jane Harriet?

R Soper, of Dartington, Game Certificate for Devon for 1819 £13 13s 6d; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 16 Sep, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Miss Ann Soper m.John Bidder, bricklayer, at Exeter Thurs last [6 May 1819] both of Morehampstead (by Rev Clack); in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 13 May, from newspapers.bl.uk
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Ann Soper (?-1860) m.a mason, 1819, John Bidder (1797-1847), a builder in Moretonhampstead & had 6 children in 18 years. From a book on John's brother 'A Short History of George Parker Bidder, 1806-1878' : source : children John (1823-?) : Elizabeth Mary (1819-?) : George (1821-1874) : John (1823-?) : William (1831-?) : Sally (1833-?) : Edwin (1837-1872) : [Edwin's birth 1837] : [Ann's 1st child see 1811 William Rihl Soper, b.1811, son of a french prisoner of war] : [Ann's son 1811]
: [see biog Wilts]

Mary Ann Soper Andrews, (c1809-?), aged 10, apprenticed to William Andrews for Higher Hurston : 1819 : Overseers of the Poor, Chagford Parish, Devon Record Office, 1429A-99/PO 148/24-25 www.a2a

Maria Soper (c1810-?) apprenticed, aged 9, to George Cocks, esq, for Heighlley : 1819 : Overseers of the Poor, Chudleigh Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 3009A-99/PO22/965 www.a2a

Mary Ann Soper entered the Bible Christian ministry in 1819, & disappears from the record in Oct 1822. She went to Kingsbrompton, Somerset with William Mason when he was appointed there [from a 1946 letter]From Methodist Ministers Database source

James Soper m.Sarah ne Soper 9 Oct 1819 at Hennock,
: bpt.25 Mar 1794 at Hennock to 1794 to James & Elizabeth nee Sircombe, who m.
1791; Sarah b.Warmhill to John & Mary Soper (from 1825 bpt)
- William Soper bpt.3 Nov 1820 Hennock; assume '61cen Allen Fm 200a; '71cen farming Stiles Fm 500a; '81cen 200a at Stiles
- Elizabeth Hawke Soper b.14 Oct 1825 New Underbarrow; bpt.22 Oct at Wesleyan Chapel, Ashburton [or Bovey Tracy (fmp)] father yeoman of Warmhill, Hennock; bpt by W Radford; present John Gifford Crocker surgeon of BT & Elizabeth Bearne/Prince? scan1, 2, 3; m.Joseph Salterley Bawdon (/Joseph Satterley Bawden) Jan>Mar 1850, at NA [of Leigh Fm, Hennock]
- James Soper b.c1826 Hennock; '61cen 34 with parents; '71cen 43 Halden Fm, Kenn 100a emp 5; d.1879 Newton Abbot 53unm; estate £208
- John Soper bpt.17 Oct 1828 Hennock
- Samuel Sercombe Soper bpt.30 Dec 1830 Hennock, m.Oct>Dec Lucy Langmead 1866 Newton Abbot RD; Lucy m.James Williams 1886 who famed Riley Fm '91cen
- Edward Soper bpt.11 Oct 1833 Hennock, a farmer; m.Wilmot Anne Northcott Oct>Dec 1859 Newton Abbot
: James became tenant of Sir Lawrence Palk abt 1827 [speculate when father died?] from a tipsy toast he gave 1847
: '41cen James 45-9 farmer at Warmhill [farm], Hennock, Dev; Sarah 45-9; William 20-4; Elizabeth 15-9; James 13; John 11; Samuel 9; Edward 7 & William Sweetland 20-4 ag lab Samuel Heath 12 ag lab, & servants Ann Harvey 20-4, Elizabeth Walling 14
Samuel (son of James of Little Warmhill) came 2nd of 4 in under 18's, at Hennock Plough Match 1847; James's ploughman Stephen Elfford won £1 10s for 1st of 6 in 'Plough without Driver'
: '51cen James 56 farmer 120a emp 4 labs at Little Hamnbik Farm?, Hennock; b.'Hennock, Cornwall'; Sarah 57; James 24 farmers son; Samuel 20 farmers son; Edward 17 all b.Hennock; also house serv Ann Harbvey 32 & Eliza Gove 13; & ag labs William Revan 25 & James William 16 both b.Hennock scan scan
: James of Little Warmhill, reaped a field of winter sown Barley. Perhaps so early because it was site of last Hennock Agricultural Association, plough match; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 20 Jul 1848; scan
: '61cen James 67 farmer of Riley Farm, Hennock, 218a, emp 6 men 3 boys; Sarah 66; unm sons James 34 : Samuel 30 all b.Hennock, also visiter James Mitchell 39 b.Hennock, a Wesleyan Minister & 2 female serv, 2 carters & a cow boy, 42-13 : ['71cen James/Sarah not vis] : ['91cen Sopers step-children of Riley Fm farmer]
: James d.6 Dec 1870, of Newton Abbot, Dev; died Queens St, Newton Abbot; Will proved Exeter 13 Mar 1871 to William Soper of Jacobstowe, farmer, Samuel Sercombe Soper of Nennock, farmer, sons & the executors; Estate under £1,500; from Probate Calender,
scan : [James (c1794-1870) d.Oct>Dec, Newton Abbott, age 76 - wife Sarah's d. not vis bmd]
: '71cen Samuel S [Samuel Sercombe Soper] 40 farmer of 220a empl. 4 men & 2 Boys b.Hennock Lucy 33 b.Bovey Tracey, Lewis Saml 2; Edward Jas 1; Ellen Mara 3m all b..Hennock'; Miriam Sercombe 18 nurse maid [v.distant relation to g.mother Eliz Sircome] b.Doddiscombsleigh; Sarah Ann Brewer 21 unm gen ser b.Newton Abbott, Thomas Harris 17 b.Kingsteignton & John Lovey 13 b.Doddiscombsleigh both farm serv
: William Soper of Jacobstone, Dev farmer & Samuel Sercombe Soper of Hennock, Dev farmer, bankers’ returns, Inland Revenue, 28 Feb 1874 (London Gazette 28 Feb) & 75, 76, 78 79 & 87 : [members of National Provincial Bank 1880]
: '81cen Sarah Soper 87 widow, farmers wife at 21 Prospect Place, Newton Abbot; b.Hennock, Dev; Ann Harvey 62 gen serv unm b.Mannaton, Dev
: Sarah Soper d.11 Oct 1886, widow of 21 Prospect Place, Newton Abbot; died NA; will Exeter 30 Nov 1886 to Elizabeth Bawden (wife of Joseph Satterley Bawden) of Leigh Farm, Hennock, Dev, dau & sole executrix; estate £42 15s 11d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Sarah (c1794-1886) d.Oct>Dec, Newton Abbott, age 92]

William Soper m.Elizabeth Babbage, 1819 Marytavy, Dev. Son Edward Soper b.1835 Marytavy, came to Australia, mid 1800's m.Annie Walsh 1876 & had several children. Edward died 1877 at Victoria Australia. from Patricia Sharp, Edward's gr.grandaughter. source

John Soper tennanted an estate called Luccombes, Exminster, 111 acres; Luccombe's Marsh & 1/3rd of Meanway's Marsh, 7a 3r; a field called flood 4a 2r; Lower Field 2a 1r; Inner, Outer & Beam Marsh 17a 3r; Sopers rented 6 of 19 lots for auction at Clifford Ams, Chudleigh 28 Sept[changed to London Inn, Exeter 8 Nov] ; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 26 Aug 1819, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan, scan2; google_map
: Fanny Soper b.c1812-16 : m.John Hutchings Jan>Mar 1842, St Thomas [Thomas's sister unm a Luccombes with Henry perhaps with Fanny's children '81cen (& '91cen)]
: Elizabeth Soper b.c1816 m.Henry Stokes Jul>Sep 1841, St Thomas, [Exmouth] with brother Henry '81cen
: John Soper b.c1817-21; won plough match 1844
: Mary Soper b.c1817-21
: Henry Soper b.c1822 ; m. Mary Ann 1846; '71cen 49unm farming Luccombes 125a, emp 6; ?d.1900, St Thomas
: Ann Soper b.c1822-6
: Charlotte Soper b.c1812-6 : m.26 Jan 1854 Exminster to Henry Stevens
: ['41cen; Jane 55-9 at Luccombes, Exminster, Fanny 25-9, John 20-4, Mary 20-4, Henry 15-9, Ann 15-9, Charlotte 12 / Ellen Shepains 12 & 5 servants; Emma Galsworthy 13, Jms Gribble 20-4, James Pitts 14, Charles Henly 14, Jms Payne 15-9]
: ['41cen; ? a Elizabeth 25-9 servant to Philip Maysey 33 farmer at Tunley, Loddiswell]
: [Mrs Soper's sons John won plough match 1844 & 45 & Henry won 1848]
: [Jane d.Apr>Jun 1852, St Thomas, [Exmouth]; Mrs Soper, deceased; her property Luccombs Farm, Exminster auctioned 1pm 21 Aug 1852; all remaining livestock; 6 farm horses, 1 heifer in calf, 10 geese, 1 waggon, 2 broad wheel carts, iron scuffle, 8 sulls, 2 pair draggs, 2 harrows, stone & wooden rollers, turnip cutters, 100 hurdles, winnowing & threshing machines (nearly new), corn screen, sieves, 3 knife cutter, 5 horse harnesses, 2 bullock harnesses & plough, sheep rack, 40 pipes & hogsheads (some new), sieves, funnels, pails, a good family car & harnesses, granite stone pump, pig troughs, grindstone, picks, rakes hay knoves, crosscut saw, 13 iron wedges, set of quarry tools, 3 ladders, 2 corn hutches, casks, beam scales & weights, pig ladder, 6 firkins, 3 trendles, 5 wash tubs, iron furnes, large brass kettle, cheese press, large brass cheese pan, 14 milk pans, butter tub, scales & weighs milk stove, mahogany two lap dining rable, work & card rables & chairs, mahogany dumb waiter, wheel barometer, steel fire sets, corner cupboards, 12 bed-room chairs, carpets, feather beds, bolster & pillows, mahogany 4 post bed, camp bedsteads, wardrobe, & dressing table, oak painted presses wardrobe & coffer, iron chest, servants beds, clothes horses, 2 clocks, 8 candlesticks, tea kettle, 12 kitchen chairs & long table, 2 round tables, pots, cleaver, baking tins, barrels, pewter plates, sied sadle & pillion, 20 acres swede & turnips, 6 hives bees & honey; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 16 Sep, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan]
: [Why sell everything when sons active & Henry farming Luccombes '71cen? - bankruptcy? family conflict? - John or Jane's wills?]
: [Charlotte Soper m.26 Jan
1854 Exminster to Henry Stevens of Honiton Inn, Paris St, Exeter; youngest dau of late John of Luccombe's Farm (m.Jan>Mar)] : [?a Charlotte assaulted 1853 above]
: James Soper of Hennock 2nd in 'Rams of any age, Class 14' (he bred ram himself & it served 40 ewes this season) at 20th AGM of Newton Abbot Agricultural Labourers' Friend Society; Ann Harvey won 2nd prize for 19y with Mrs Jane Soper of Hennock for 'Female Serv Lived Longest under Employers Roof, Class 4'; James, W & Samuel joined the dinner after Strangers Inn; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 11 Nov 1858; scan]
: [
'71cen; Henry 49unm farming 125a Luccombes, emp 6, with widowed sister Eliza Stokes 55]

George Isabell Soper, A manuscript volume of poems dated 1819-22 - [s.l.][s.n.] - 250 pages : some music ; 22cm. - Author resident in Plymouth : some poems of Westcountry interest. Record no: 31822 ; WSL: s821/SOP source : : [George Isabell Soper m.Maria Worsley 1835] : [presume link to Dr Isabel Hawker Soper (c1833-1907) see medical Sopers] :
George Isabell Soper wrote 'Poems', Published by the author, 1822

Walter Soper, 1 of 64 residents of Ashburton resolved an address of support to His Majesty. We lament the unhappy occurrences in Manchester, but offer no opinion, trusting a fair investigation will render impartial justice. We deplore mischievous individuals subverting religion & mis-statements causing distress in manufacturing districts ..ext; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 2 Dec 1819, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : ['Peterloo Massacre' 16 Aug 1819; cavalry charged a Manchester crowd of 70k demanding voting reform]
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Walter Soper of Ashburton, esq. Will of 28 Jan 1820 (1846). Scan available online nationalarchives ref PROB22/66 : [see 1784]

William Soper in Devon Court, Jan 1820; sentence imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

Rebecca Soper (1820-1877) b.Stoke Gabriel, Dev : d.Malmsbury, Victoria, Aust : landed Adelaide on 'Caroline', 1839 m.Edward Davy (1806-1885), doctor, (b.Ottery St.Mary, Dev : d.Malmsbury, Victoria, Aust) from firstfamilies.au : Rebecca bapt.29 Oct 1820 Stoke Gabriel [igi]

Richard Soper of Dartington; paid £3 13s 6d game certificate for Devon, Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 14 Sep 1820 ; from newspapers.bl.uk : [game cert 1817 & 18 above]

Joseph Soper of Plymouth a cooper, was executor of the will of Daniel Cowle, late of Plymouth, maltster. He paid Cowel's waterlease for a house in Lower Broad St inhabited by Joseph Hingston & Walter Prideaux, 1820 : 1/719/368 www.a2a : [see 1817]

Thomas Soper (c1801-1877) (Tasmanian?) a convict from Exeter, aged 19, one of 190 convicts on Earl St Vincent, 412 tons, sailed Portsmouth to Sydney, 12 Apr 1820, arriving 18 Aug : www.blaxland.com father William Soper prob b.Exeter c1775, mother? Jane Harriet?

John Soper, of Dartmouth was shipwrecked for 2 years in the South Seas. One of 11 sailors on a cutter which sailed 1820 from Paignton, Devon, hunting oil & fur seal skins (each sailor allocated 1 in 90 skins). By Nov, they reached The Crozets, an uninhabited Pacific archipelago, between Madagascar & Antarctica (info & map). Having no harbour, ½ hunted ashore & the others stayed at sea to salt skins. The ship visited weekly until March 1821, when a storm wrecked it. The crew fought for hours to land the ship's boat on an island. Finding the shipwreck later, they obtained salvage before it broke up. The islands were treeless volcanic hills, with strong winds & very rainy. The 'shore team' on another island, assumed their colleagues drowned, but met them after 9 months. They then spent 9 months building an escape boat from salvage, sealskins & driftwood, but a storm destroyed it. The American whaler 'Philo' sighted Jan 1823 & Soper stopped it with a fire from the remains of a sea-elephant. They became crew on the Whaler. Soper & Newbee asked to be put ashore on the uninhabited Amsterdam Island. Later, most of the others were put ashore on uninhabited St Paul Island after arguing with 'Philo's captain, but when rescued in 3 months, they were imprisoned in Tasmania, in July, as suspected mutineers. The cabin boy, got back to Paignton, 1831 & wrote A Narrative of a Voyage to the South Seas & a shipwreck of the Prince of Wales Cutter : After sealing on Amsterdam Island for 2 months, Soper & Newbee halted a boat with a fire & reached her on some nailed planks. The ship was small & Newbee would not abandon his skins. Soper agreed to stay with him, so they shook hands & were paddling back when a wave engulphed them & they perished. The crew said Soper was a wild fellow as a youth & ran away to sea. He'd taken the notion in his head that his grandmother, who lived at Dartmouth, had died & left him money. 2nd source

Jane Soper of Saint Paul, Exeter, Devon : 1820 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1089 www.a2a

William Soper, took Richard Berry as an apprentice : 1820 : Overseers of the Poor, Chagford Parish, Devon Record Office, 1429A-99/PO 148/95-96 www.a2a

Elizabeth Soper (c1810-?) apprenticed, aged 10, to Elizabeth Langworthy, spinster : 1820 : Overseers of the Poor, Modbury Parish, Devon Record Office, 269A/PO 1526-1527 www.a2a

Maria Soper (c1807-?) apprenticed, aged 13, to John Lavers, yeoman : 1820 : Overseers of the Poor, Modbury Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 269A/PO 1420-1421 www.a2a

William Soper yeoman took Samuel Harris, age 9 as an apprenticed : 1820 : Dartington Parish : Devon Record Office : ref 347 A-99/PO 12/162-163 www.a2a

William Soper in Devon Court, Jan 1820; sentence Imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

James Soper (1790-1870) m.Mary Reed (1794-1868), Bovey Tracy, Dev 20 Jan 1820 (James, farmer, b.19 Jan 1790 Eng, d.Maine & Mary b.Kingsteignton, Dev). A Wesleyan Methodist non-conformist family; Assume from below, family migrated from Dev to Maine USA 1833* [*from '00cen]; 7 kids b.Totnes? Dev, the last 3 b.Winslow?, Maine, USA : [main details for this family on US migration page]
- William Reed Soper (1820-1857), d.Maine
- James Soper (1822-1824)
- John Edward Soper (1824-1912), d.Maine
- Ann Reed Soper (1825-1890), d.Maine
- George James Soper (1827-1878), d.Maine
- Jabez Henry Soper (1829-1863), merchant d.Dixmont, Maine, US
- Charles Soper (1829-1852), d.Dixmont
- James Charles Soper (1831-1852), d.Maine
-- imigration--
- Mary Sibella Soper (1834-1894) b.Maine, US; d.Dixmont
- Edward Reed Soper (1836-1895),
- Samuel Wesley Soper (1842-c1845) b.Dixmont
: Mary d.1868 Dixmont & James, farmer d.1870 Maine : [main details for this family on US migration page]

Henry Soper m.Mary Vanstone 12 Nov 1820 St Petroc's Church, South Brent (Henry bpt.16 Aug 1799 SB)
Henry Soper bapt 28 Apr 1822, Brent Village, SB
Elizabeth Soper bp.28 Dec 1823, SB, m.Robert Hannaford 12 Jan 1843 St Petroc's, SB
Eliza Soper bp.4 Dec 1825 SB m.George Prowse 6 Apr 1848 SB. Kids inc Thomas 1855, Susan'60, James'61 & Catherine/Kate'66
from Selina
John Soper bp.6 Jul 1828 [at?] Lydia Bridge, SB.
Ann Soper bp.19 Dec 1830, BV, SB.
- ? Soper b.bef 1831
Jane Soper bp.16 Dec 1832 BV, SB.
William Soper bp.21 Sept 1834, BV, SB.
'41cen; not vis; ?a Henry apprentice with farmer Thomas Ford at Charford, SB; ?an Elizabeth 15-19 apprentice at Fordir, SB
'61cen; Henry (c1800-?) 61 cordwainer at SB, Mary 64 & grand/great nephew Ann Soper 5 all b.SB
in tree from kevin1brownuk & from 1820, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

S Soper, jnr auctioneer; to be sold by auction 21 Nov all the gentile furniture of 6 Bedford Circus, home of late Mrs Spicer, ; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 16 Nov 1820, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [see Samuel 1803]

Grace Soper Campion (181?-?) apprenticed, aged 10, to William Holman of St. Olaves, Exeter, shopkeeper 182? : Overseers of the Poor, Ilsington Parish : Devon Record Office : ref. 122 A/PO 1067 www.a2a (George Campion's second wife was Juliana Soper married, Bovey Tracey, 11 Nov 1806. 7 children listed 1807-17, but none called Grace : source)

John Soper & others plaintiffs won chancery decree against Robert Luke & others defendants, 12 Jan 1821, Court Case, New London Inn, Exeter, By order of Chancery Court property will be sold : a valuable freehold estate, of Luke's Farm house & buildings & 113 acres of orchard, arable, meadow & pasture, in Parish of Charlton, nr Kingsbridge, Dev, 36m from Exeter. Details available London, Exeter & at the place of sale. London Gazette 12 Dec 1820 : also 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 21 Jan from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
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Soper v Luke. To be be peremptorily sold pursuant to an Chancery Court order, 11 Jan 1821, one lot freehold estate, comprising Croft Barton & Hynes Close, farm house & out buildings, 113 acres of land (let on lease to Mrs Foale until Mar 1830, rent £170pa, Parish of Charlton, Dev, within a mile of Kingsbridge
London Gazette (23 Dec 1820)

Joseph Soper, of Woolster St [now part of Vauxhall St dock's entrance], to auction 6 Feb, timber direct from Prince Edward's Island, landed at Teat's Hill [a Plymouth dock] from the brig 'Hope', J Gouldsworthy master; 150 pieces yellow pine & a cord of lathwood; in 'Royal Cornwall Gazette' (pub.Truro) 3 Feb 1821, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [see 1817]

Charles Soper,18 May, 1821, Plympton Earle a will in Oswyn Murray collection [other Plymouth wills Frederick 1841, Elionai 1866, Elizabeth 1874, Charles 1821] : Charles Soper of Plympton Earle, Dev : 1821 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1081 www.a2a

Elizabeth Soper of Exeter, Oct 17, 1821 a will in Oswyn Murray collection [other Exeter wills John 1701, Grace (widow of John) 1705, Abraham 1707, John (snr) 1764, Edward 1785, Elizabeth 1821, Elizabeth 1849, Edwind 1878, Henry 1876]

Mr Soper was given a part of a communal pew in Ashburton Church. The Parnham family lost 2 foot of seating in 1817 & took the church warden Templar to court. appeal in Parham v Templar, Easter 1821, cost £100 & took 14 pages to summarize. The church eventually won [& presumably Soper got to sit down] : from Google books

John Soper (c1812-?) apprenticed, aged 9, to George Hunt Clapp of Park, esq, for Five Weechs, 1821 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 445 www.a2a

Anthony Soper m.Jane Stentaford 23 Sep 1821 at Okehampton, [presume he remarried to Susannah?]. Anthony bapt.1 Oct 1798 at Changford to John & Elizabeth [Betty Summers researching Dec'02]
- Elizabeth Soper b.c1820; straw bonnet maker m.Mr Mortimore; '51cen with parents 30 widow & dau Ann 2
- George Soper b.27 Nov 1821 bpt.9 Dec Wesleyan Chapel, Okehampton
- George Soper bpt.7 Nov 1824, Changford [assume re.bpt C of E when Anthony bapt? (or the earlier George died?)]
- Anthony Soper b.c1824 E.Stonehouse, bapt.7 Nov 1824, Changford, labourer; [??'71cen an Anthony 46 at refreshment house, Plymouth, with wife Elizabeth & 2 kids 12 & 4 b.Dev]
- John Soper b.c1830 E.Stonehouse; m.Caroline Watson
1860 Kingston, Sy, ['61cen widow blind maker, employing 20, Lon]
- William James Soper b.c1838 E.Stonehouse (not vis bmd); '51cen rope maker 15; m.Eliza bef.1857
- Henry C Soper b.c1839 E.Stonehouse (not vis bmd); '61cen 23unm plumber/gas fitter & Weslian local preacher
- Ann Soper b.c1845 Plymouth, from '51cen (??an Ann Soaper b.Jul>Sep 1846, Okehampton, Dev [RD inc Changford])
- Emma Jane Soper b.Jan>Mar 1848, E.Stonehouse; '61cen 13 scholar [recovered from typus below]
: 1833 an Anthony Soper the younger removed from Changford to E.Stonehouse 1833 [27m SW] : [if Anthony above b,Stonehouse age abt8, perhaps after mother Jane died?] Presumably 1) family were paupers needing poor relief living in Changford, 2) Anthony Soper snr existed (& still alive?), 3) Anthony b.ES or otherwise chargeable to the parish? nationalarchives
: '41cen Anthony 40-4 Navy at High St, Bruton, S.set (not b.Somerset) with John Crofs 30-4 innkeeper, Ann Crofs 30-4, Isabelle Goddard 15-19 fs, Anthony Soper 40-4 navy ; scan
: '41cen? George 15-19 & Anthony 15-19 ag apprentices with Humphrey Harvey 45-9 farmer & family [poor law ag ap's often outside parish to avoid future entitlements] {??a William 11 ag app at Stoke Gabriel; Henry 11, Ann 6 & Emma 3 not vis}, (a George 20-4 ag lab at Higher Withieornd?, Chagford with John Hooper 40 yeoman & land agent [from Cangford link above]
: '51cen Anthony 52 pensioner at Adelaide St, East Stonehouse, Dev '51cen, b.Changford, Dev; Susannah 49 b.Drewstainton; Anthony 26 labourer; John 21 carpenter; William 15 ropemaker; Henry 12 all b.East Stonehouse; Ann 6 b.Plymouth; Emma 3 all scholars b.E.Stonehouse; also dau Elizabeth Mortimore 30 widow straw bonnet maker b.Changford & grandau Ann Mortimore 2 b.Morice Town, Dev scan& scan
: '61cen Anthony 63 labourer b.Chagford; Susannah 59 b.Drewsteignton; Henry C 23 plumber, gas fitter & weslian local preacher; Emma Jane 13 scholar, both b.Stonehouse : ['71cen no Anthony or Susannah]
: ??'71cen a Henry master? painter 32 at 108 Park St, St Pancras, b.E.Stonehouse; Isabella 28 b.Stan? Roseworth?, Co.Durham; Isabella 4 b.M.sx scan
: ??'71cen an Anthony 46 head, ?coff? refreshment house at 8 Barbican, Plymouth, St Andrew; b.Dev; Elizabeth 45, b.-; George 12 b.- scan
: [?? igi have a John Sooper bapt 23 Sep 1821, Okehampton, same date & place as Anthony/Jane's m.above]
: son a George Richard Soper stonemason m.Elizabeth Eleanor Stephens* Jan>Mar 1848 E.Stonehouse; George immigrated to US 1851
: researcher of George Richard has letter to son & dau at 41 Adelaide St, E.Stonehouse from A & S Soper, mentioning Anthony, John, William & Emma (recovering from typus fever) & Charley (must be a son) [Betty Summers enquiry Dec 2002]
: *Anthony Soper & Richard Robinson Rodd the younger [listed 1st], executors of John Stephens painter of 14 East St, E.Stonehouse, Devon, (d.10 Dec 1894). Will probate 16 Mar 1895. Claims on estate to be sent by 30 Nov (http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/26672/pages/571218 Oct 1895)
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: *Elizabeth Eleanor Soper of Pleasant Mount, Wayne County, Pennsylvania, US; 2) Elizabeth Bryant, wife of Joseph Bryant of Wilson, Elsworth, Kansas, USA & Jane Elizabeth Kelley of Pleasant Mount, Kansas, US; 3) Richard Robinson Rodd, solicitor, & Anthony Soper of Plymouth, retired contractor. House & premises in New St, Plymouth, 1895 : ref 279/96 www.a2a

Elizabeth Soper & John Lencraft, Certificate of marriage in Chudleigh 10 May 1821 :Settlement papers, for entitlement to poor relief, Chudleigh Parish; Devon Record Office, ref 3009A-99/PO13/482 www.a2a
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Elizabeth Soper & John Lencraft, deposition as to their 1821 marriage & subsequent movements : Settlement papers, for entitlement to poor relief for Elizabeth Crocker, Chudleigh Parish : Devon Record Office, ref 3009A-99/PO10/222 www.a2a

Mary Soper, for assault on Elizabeth Soper fined 2 guineas & imprisoned until paid, at the quarter sessions at Guildhall, Exeter, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth', 11 Jan 1821, from newspapers.bl.uk

Elizabeth Leacroft nee Soper, deposition by William Burnell governor of the Workhouse in Chudleigh as to her removal from Broadhempston : 1821 :Settlement papers, for entitlement to poor relief, Chudleigh Parish :Devon Record Office, 3009A-99/PO13/481 www.a2a

Samuel Soper, of Lamcrafs, yeoman took Mary Wills as an apprentice, 1821 : Stokenham Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 3031A/PO 7/9/27 [see 1815,1821,1833 & 1837] www.a2a

Ann Soper witnessed m.of Elizabeth Sercombe & Thomas Shepherd (of Ashburton) 2 Aug 1821, Bovey Tracy source : [Bride's aunt, Elizabeth Sircombe m.William Soper 1791]

Jane Soper (1798-1869) m.Edward Gilley (1796-1869) at Lustleigh 12 Aug 1821 at Dev; 5 children, 1st was Jane Soper Gilley b.18 Jan 1822 at Lustleigh, Dev, m.Joseph Casley Jul>Sep 1851 Totnes; & George Roberts Oct>Dec 1860 Totnes, Jane Soper Roberts d.Oct>Dec 1897 Totnes, age 76 genealogy.com; believe a grandchild was Emma Soper
: Jane’s parents Robert & Mary Bennett; Jane d.15 Jun, Sticklepath, Sampford Courtenay, Dev; bur.Lustleigh church (headstone photo), left will source
: Jane d.15 Jun 1869 Sticklepath, Sampford Courtenay, Dev; bur.Lustleigh, Dev; executrix to will of husband 1869

Samuel Soper cabinet maker, of Bedford Place, Exeter died at the advanced age of 80 after a long illness, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 11 Oct 1821, from newspapers.bl.uk
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: Mr S Soper (c1741-1821) died age 80 at Exeter 1821 'New Monthly Magazine'
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: Samuel Soper of Exeter : 1821 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1096 www.a2a
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: Samuel Soper cabinet maker & upholsterer of Bampfylde St : also E Soper, upholsterer of Bedford St, from 1822-23 Pigot's Directory, Exeter Section source : [see Samuel 1803]

Richard Soper bought game certificate for Devon £3 13s 6d 1821; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 13 Sep 1821, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan [also 1822 source 1824 & 5 & Richard Soper of Totnes 1830]

Jane Soper bpt.15 Sep 1822 Dunsford to William & Sarah labourer of Hole Gate source

Richard Soper of Ashburton paid a pound to the Distress in Ireland Fund; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 6 Jun 1822, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [?Richard serge merchant of Ashburton, see 1811]

Joseph Soaper, (c1812-?) was apprenticed, aged 10 to William Blight, yeoman, 1822 : Diptford Parish , Overseers of the poor, Devon Record Office. ref. ref 3095 A-2/PO 10/15 [3 Sopers apprenticed 1816 & a Soper took an apprentice 1820 in the same parish] http://www.a2a.org.uk [a disorderly apprentice] 1828

George Soper, a yeoman of Ugborough, took Sarah Eden, 9, as an apprentice : 1822 : Overseers of the Poor, Ugborough Parish, Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 884/265/206 & 884/275/29www.a2a

Joseph Soper ship owner. Pigot's Directory for Okehampton 1822 : from Genuki [see 1818] : [a J Soper Plymouth ship owner 1860]

Miss Elizabeth Soper m.James Towl, farmer on Wed last at Bickleigh by Rev WYC Hunt, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 3 Oct 1822, from newspapers.bl.uk

Elizabeth Soper died yesterday after a long illness aged 46, wife of Samuel Soper, cabinet maker, Bampfylde St, Exeter, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 2 May 1822, from newspapers.bl.uk

Joseph Soper m.Susan bef.c1822
- Mary Soper b.c1822-27 Hatherleigh, Dev
- Robert Soper b.c1831 Hatherleigh; bpt.9 Feb 1831 Hatherleigh; '61cen 31unm carter; m.Elizabeth Vanstone
1863, Okehampton, Dev; d.1889
- Hannah Soper b.c1833 Hatherleigh
- Wilmot Soper b.c1835 Hatherleigh; '51cen serv 17
- Susan Soper b.c1837 Hatherleigh
- John Soper b.c1839 Hatherleigh; '61cen 22unm, tailor
- William Soper b.c1844 Hatherleigh a labourer; '11cen William 70unm; ?d.Jan>Mar 1920, age 78, Okehampton
: '41cen Joseph 40-4 ag lab at Market St, Hatherleigh; Susan 45-9, Mary 15-19, Robert 10, Hannah 8, Wilmot 6, Susan 4, John 2 all b.Dev scan
: '51cen Joseph 49 ag lab at 35 Bridge St, Hatherleigh, (Okehampton), Dev; b.Hatherleigh; wife S Soper [Susan] 52 ag labs, b.Northlw, Dev; dau's W Soper [Wilmot] 17 serv & S Soper [Susan] 14; John 12; W Soper 7 [William] all scholars, all b.Hatherleigh, Dev scan & scan
: ??a Susan Soper d.Jan>Mar 1852, Okehampton, Dev
: '61cen Robert 31unm carter at Higher Pulworthy, Highampton, Dev; b.Hatherleigh [William jnr & snr not vis '61cen]
: '61cen John 22unm, tailor at Hatherleigh, b.Hatherleigh; in household of Henry Cornish 66 b.Stoke Damerel, a farmer of 103 acres; wife 71 & 5 children & grandchildren & 1 other servant, a dairy maid 14
: '71cen Joseph (c1796-?) labourer 75 boarder, widow; b.Hatherleigh William 30unm labourer, b.Hatherleigh, Dev; lodging at South St, Hatherleigh, with Bart? 50 labourer & Joanna Luxton 48 & 3 children 10-5 scholars, b.Hatheridge scan [William not obvious '51/61cen]
: ?a Joseph Soper (c1790-1872) d.Jul>Sep 1872, age 82, Okehampton, Dev [?or Joseph Soaper (c1802-1875) d.Jan>Mar 1875, age 73, Okehampton]
: '81cen William 35unm ag labourer, lodging at 11 Market Pl, Hatherleigh with Charity Gay 49unm head & dau Lucie Gay 16 dom serv, all b.Hatherleigh; [transcribed as 'Loaper']
: '91cen William 50 gen labourer (em'ee) in 2 rooms at High St, Hatherleigh, Dev; wife Charity Soper 64 & step-dau Lucy Gay 23unm gen dom servant all b.Hatherleigh scan [no Charity in bmd, no Soper/Gay m; No Charity in '81cen; Lucy Gay's b.not vis bmd]
: '01cen William 60unm at High St, Hatherleigh, Okehampton, Dev; & housekeeper Charity Gay 75unm both b.Hatherleigh scan
: Charlity Gay d.Jul>Aug 1907, age 82, Okehampton, Dev
: '11cen William 70unm job not known, alone in 3 rooms at High St, Hatherleigh, Dev; b.Hatherleigh scan
: ?a William Soper (c1842-1920) d.Jan>Mar 1920, age 78, Okehampton

Mrs Soper came from Exeter to town [London], 1 of 10 adults & a girl on top of the Exeter Subscription Coach. She gave evidence at Bow St 19 Jun 1822 against a common informer who said there were 13 adults on top, she & the coachman proved the falsehood of the prisoner's oath, Guilty of perjury; in 'The Morning Chronicle (pub.Lon 20 Sep), from newspapers.bl.uk : [in 1815 this coach left daily 6am & 6pm taking 26 hours for the 220 miles; (puts into perspective 2½h in a Ryanair tube)]

John Soper & Thomas Raddon were brought before the Mayor & Aldermen Phillips & Found on a charge of having, on the night of Tue 12 & 13, broken open the shop of Mr William Stevens, poulterer, in Catherine St & stolen therefrom, 8 fowls, a duck, a bullock's tongue & a pound of butter. A witness said residing at Mrs Kingdon's, Preston St, Samuel Giles brought the butter wrapped in his handkerchief inside his hat. They returned with the tongue which was dressed & eat by the party; A witness saw 2 two men of short stature about 2am nr Mrs Stevens, they ran off; Giles & Soper committed to trial at next quarter sessions, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 28 Nov 1822, from newspapers.bl.uk
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: John Soper & Samuel Giles, for burglary in the house of William Stevens, for trial at the Guildhall , 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 9 Jan 1823 [& a week later], prisoners attending the Gulidhall quarter sessions; no bill, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 16 Jan 1823, from newspapers.bl.uk
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: John Soper in Devon Court, Jan 1823; sentence Aquittal : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available) : [? a John convicted Exeter 1829 [??age c28]]

Thomas Soper, Thomas G Towton & Thomas James, in the gaol for stealing fowls; Devon County Sessions commencing at The Castle, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 17 Jul 1823, from newspapers.bl.uk
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T Soper, a prisoner found guilty at Devon County Sessions 6 months hard labour at Bridewell; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post; pub.24 Jul 1823, from newspapers.bl.uk

Susan Soper (c1813-?) aged 10, was bound to Samuel Lamshed (Lambshead) farmer, 1823 : Stoke Gabriel Parish : Devon Record Office, ref 1981 A/PO 397 www.a2a

George Soper, slate quarryman, 1823 : address Ugborough, Dev. Failure to pay rates. source

Richard Soper, yeoman took John Brimblecombe, age 9, as an apprentice, 1823 : Dartington Parish : Devon Record Office : ref 347 A-99/PO 12/51-52 www.a2a

Thomas Soper, 1823, Marketplace, a watch & clock maker : from "Memories of Mortonhampstead" by George Friend. source : [watch maker of Moretonhampstead 1830; bankrupt 1831]

Thomas Sopor; Devon July Sessions 1823 larceny [theft], sentence 3 months imprisonment scan : [no Thomas Sopor on this page]

William Soper (c1814-?) apprenticed, aged 9, to William Hellier, a yeoman, 1823 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 482 www.a2a [He apprenticed Joseph Soper in 1823 : & a Jane apprenticed to a Hellier 1809]

William Soper (c1814-?) apprenticed, aged 9, to William Nosworthy of Drewsteignton, yeoman : 1823 : Overseers of the Poor, Modbury Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 1429A-99/PO 148/640 www.a2a : ['61cen a William 46 ag lab, b.Drewsteignton see 1884] : [Mary poor law Drewsteignton 1859] : [a Robert Soper apprenticed, aged 10, to William Nosworthy 1811]#

William Soper, ran the 'Barnstaple Inn' from 1823, details on page 119 Book of Okehampton : source [also there 1817 & 1830]

Frances Soper dau of R Soper esq of Totnes m.John Plumer esq of Kennington 2 Jan 1823 : from The Gentleman's magazine Google Books snippet

Soper's cabinet & upholstery ware-rooms & billiard table manufactory, Batupfyld Ho, Bampfylde St, nr.Post Office, Exeter offering a new & a 2nd hand table; & stocks a large range of billiard equipment for sale; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 13 Mar 1823, from newspapers.bl.uk; scan : [see Samuel 1803]

Richard Soaper & Mary m.bef1824
- Eliza Soaper b.26 Jan; bapt.2 Feb 1824 at Morice Street, Devonport : father labourer; bapt by Thomas Martin; scan from non-conformist registers
- Mary Jane Soaper b.6 Jul; bapt.1 Aug 1825 at Morice St : father a labourer; bapt by Alen Weir; scan
- Ellen Lucy Soaper b.27 May; bapt.7 Jun 1830 at Morice St : father a warder; bapt by Thomas Staton ; scan
- Mary Ann Soaper b.14 Feb; bapt.3 Feb 1834 at Morice St : father a warder; bapt by Thomas Staton ; scan

John Edward Soper b.30 May 1824; m.Octavia Butman (1834 - )
Ann Reed Soper (1825-1890) m.Rufus R Pierce (1814 -); 1 son: John Edward Pierce. : [m.not vis bmd] : Ann d.1890, age 64 at Maine. [parents James m.Mary Reed bef.1822 & immigrated to US after 1833]

Mr R Soper Royal Dock-yard, Devonport awarded 10 guineas for developing a pitch kettle & ladle for paying the seams of ships, presented at the Kings Theatre, Haymarket by the Duke of Sussex 25 May 1824 : Mechanic's Magazine from google book

William Soper was one of 4 tenants in Dwelling Houses, Court Street, Moretonhampstead owned by Elizabeth Windeat & mentioned in her will made 1824, proved 1825 source

John Soper (c1814-?) tailor of Kingsteignton, apprenticed Thomas Raddon, aged 10, fee £10 10s. When he was 15, Soper agreed with examinant's grandfather that Indenture be void, master paying back £5. [about 6 years before] 1824, at Thomas Raddon's statement to the Overseers of the Poor, Ilsington Parish : Devon Record Office, ref 122 A/PO 144 www.a2a

Elizabeth Soper, a pauper was found hanging by a rope fastened to a beam in her lodging room; Inquest held at Red Lion, St Sidwell's [Exeter] before the coroner on the body. The jury returned 'deceased hanged herself while labouring under a state of insanity' after several witnesses said she was deranged nearly 12 months; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 1 Jan 1824, from newspapers.bl.uk : [no d.in igi : ?parish records have an Elizabeth (1771-1822) d.Exeter]

Isaac Soper, apprentice to Charles Willis, hellier ['to hele or cover; so a tiler/slater/thatcher] of this city, committed by The Mayor at Guildhall to 1 month prison & ordered to hard labour at the treadmill for misbehavior; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 29 Jul 1824, from newspapers.bl.uk : [assume the Isaac imprisoned Exeter 1849] : [Isaacs bpt.15 Nov 1778 (too old to be an apprentice) & m.9 Jul 1826, both St Sidwell, Exeter] : [an Isaac m.Martha Selly 1843, '61 plasterer 59 so b.c1901]

Richard Soper died lately at Ashburton, an old & respectable inhabitant of that place; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 30 Dec 1824, from newspapers.bl.uk : [?perhaps the Richard serge merchant of Ashburton, see 1811]

Mary Ann Soper subject of a complaint made this morning to Magistrates that a monster in human shape & we blush to add, a female, had with a hook, literally cut a dog in twain. It belonged to her son who she turned out to live on 2s per week paid by his master. An officer despatched to her residence, Stone's Court, Preston St. She barracaded the door, refusing admittance. After forcable entry she was brought before the court, who recognised her as an old offender, brought many times before them. They said a more attrocious case had never come before them, but surprised they had no powers, but she was committed to sessions on a charge of indecently exposed her person on Sunday. The boy partook of the bounty of the Magistrates. He showed affectionfor his dog & wept bitterly over his remains ; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 12 Aug 1824, from newspapers.bl.uk

Mary Ann Soper, (who was committed Wed for exposing her person. She excited horror & indignation of the city. Having quarrelled with her 9 year son, she severed hjis dog). Yesterday at 5:30am her noises woke the jail. The governer's wife said she'd be attended to at 7, but by then she was found dead partly under her bed in the cell, She'd tied her silk handkerchief round her neck to the bed leg & pushed with her feet against the door to kill herself. Since her committal she said she was being tormented by the flames of hell. As evidence of her unrestrained habits, she was married 4 times, buried 1 husband with 3 still alive : [a Joseph bpt.25 Feb 1816 Exeter & a Thomas b.1816 Exeter, but son may not be born Soper] ; in 'The Morning Chronicle', (pub.Lon) 23 Aug 1824, from newspapers.bl.uk

Richard Soper, of Dartington bought Devon game certificate £3 13s 6d for 1824; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 23 Sep, from newspapers.bl.uk
R Soper, of Dartington paid for a game certificate for Devon for 1825 £3 13s; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 15 Sep : scan : [& 1922 above]

Samuel Soper, cabinet maker of Bedford Circus, Exeter, deceased, his stock selling at 30% discount, the whole to be disposed of; a very large assortment of Cabinet Furniture, also a full size billiard table & double barrel gun & pair of pistols; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 12 Aug 1824, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
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Samuel Soper, auction of the late Mr Soper's Cabinet Furniture, 11am at Congdon's Ballroom, Exeter 14 Jun; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 2 June 1825 :
scan : [see Samuel 1803]

George Soper (c1813-?) apprenticed, aged 12, to Samuel Edwards, farmer, 1825 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 505 www.a2a

James Soper & Henly had a partnership in transactions 1818, in 1821 Soper proposed they stop their partnership, Henly agreed. Henly took Soper to court 4 Jun 1825, Devon, wanting a accounts of the partnership. 13 June Joseph Soper jnr (son) appeared Dec Joseph snr with his attorney Joseph jnr appeared & asked for binding arbitration. Arbitration given Jan 1826, put aside July, new arbitration (Soper paid costs) July 2nd arbitration said Soper owed £608 + £56 costs (Henley's). The court of Newfoundland involved in judging if Soper jnr could appear for his father : from Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench 1829 Google Books

Arthur J Soper 25 upholsterer (cabt?) self emp in 3 rooms at at Cyprus Terrace, Barnstaple, (St John), Newport, Dev; b.Torquay, Dev; wife Fanny Soper 25 b.Burrington, Dev scan : [Arthur John m.Tamsing Western Apr>Jun 1890, Newton Abbott, Dev] [his father John farmed Whiteway Barton, Kingsteignton & m.abt.1825]
- Elizabeth Edwards Soper 1826 at Hennock, Dev; m.Josiah Hellier Apr>Jun 1848, Newton Abbott, Dev

Alice Soper, William Soper & Edith Soper, father/guardian E Vince, South Knighton; admitted 1898 at Bickington Church of England School, Bickington; left 3 Jul 1899; Alice left for Barnard; others left for home scan

Ann Soper m.Samuel Edwards; Samuel yeoman of Stigwick, Bovey Tracey; Ann b. to John & Mary of Stickwick; Wesleyan Methodists; witnesses Louisa Tadman & Ann Small, both of Stickwick; dau Mary Edwards b.Stigwick 5 Jul; bapt.12 Jul 1825 at Bovey Tracey; scan scan; dau Elizabeth Edwards bapt.25 Nov 1831 at (entered Wesleyan Metropolitan Registry, Paternoster Row), Bovey Tracey ; witnesses Louisa Turman & Ann Smale (X her mark) both of Stickwick; bpt by Elias Thomas; Not registered on the Methodist register til 19 Apr 1832: scan from non-conformist registers

William Soper m.Eleanor m.bef.1825 William b.c1795 Broadwood & Eleanor b.c1900 Lamerton
- Jane Soper bpt.2 Jan 1825 Allerford to William & Eleanor source
- Elizabeth Soper bpt.15 Apr 1827 Allerford, to William blacksmith & Eleanor
- William Soper bpt.25 May 1830 Allerford, to William blacksmith & Eleanor
- Maria Soper bpt.21 Apr 1833 Allerford, to William blacksmith & Eleanor; Maria Lampeer Soper m.Thomas William Bye Apr>Jun 1853, Stoke Damerel, Dev [see '91cen below]
- John Soper b.c1935 Marystow ?a John Lampere Soper (c1837-1906) d.Jan>Mar, Tavistock, Dev, age 69
- Grace Soper b.Apr>Jun 1838 Marystow [Tavistock reg dist, inc Marystow]
- Esther Soper b.Oct>Dec 1840, Tavistock RD, b.Marystow/Lifton : ['71-'11cen pauper in workhouse]
: '41cen William 45-9 at Marystow, Dev, Eleanor 40-4, Mary 15-9, William 12, Maria 9, John 6, Grace 3, Esther 1 scan
: '51cen William 56 blacksmith emp a lab & apprentice at Allaford, Tavistock, Dev; b.Broadwood, Dev; Eleanor 51 b.Lamerton, Dev; John 15 blacksmith; Grace 13 scholar; Esther 9 scholar all b.Marystow, Dev; with grandson John Ockenridge 3 b.Tavistock & George Trige 17 apprentice b.Thruselton [no Soper/Ockenridge m.vis bmd] scan
: '61cen William 66, blacksmith at Alliford, Marystow, Dev; b.Broadwood Widger; Eleanor 61 b.Lamerton, dau Esther 20 b.Marystow [no Eleanor d in bmd]
: 1867 John Lampeer Soper of Petertavy, Dev, adjudicated bankrupt 9 Apr 1867, bankrfuptcy annulled 11 Jul 1867; grocer, draper & blacksmith, previously of Tavistock, Dev; Edinburgh Gazette 16 Apr 1867 & London Gazette 2 Aug 1867 source
: '71cen William widower, blacksmith 75, at Dippertown Village, Marystow; b.Dev; boarder scan
: '71cen Esther Soper 28unm pauper at Union Workhouse, Tavistock; b.Marystow, Dev : scan [8 officers & 396 inmates]
: '81cen Esther 38 pauper, no occ, at The Union Workhouse, Bannerock St, Tavistock, Dev; b.Lipton [Lifton], Dev
: '91cen Esther 45unm living on own means  at St Andrews, Whitchurch, Dev; b.Maristow, Dev visiting Richard I Dailey 60 retired carpenter RN & wife Maria L Dailey 56; scan : [sister Maria Lampeer Soper m.Thomas William Bye Apr>Jun 1853 Stoke Damerel & Richard James Dailley m. Maria Bye Oct>Dec 1870 Tavistock]
: '01cen Esther 59unm charwoman, pauper at Tavistock Union Workhouse, Bannerwell St, Tavistock; b.Lifton, Dev scan
: John Lampere Soper (c1837-1906) d.Jan>Mar 1906, age 69, Tavistock, Dev
: '11cen Esther 69unm formerly gen dom serv b.Lifton, Dev inmate at 42 Bannawell St, Tavistock scan : [Tavistock Workhouse at this address source]
: Esther (c1846-1922) d.Jan>Mar 1922, age 76, Tavistock, Dev

John Soper (b.Hennock c.1802) & wife Mary nee Soper m.c1825, farmed Whiteway Farm
- Elizabeth Hawkes Soper b.14 Oct 1825 New Underbarrow; bapt.22 Oct 1825 at Methodist Chapel, Bovey Tracey, Dev :
scan, 2 & 3; from non-conformist registers; father yeoman of Warmhill, Hennock; wife b.Warmhill to John & ne Soper; present John Elfford Crocker surgeon of Bovey Tracey & Elizabeth Bearne/Prince?
- Elizabeth Edwards Soper c1826 at Hennock, Dev; m.Josiah Hellier Apr>Jun 1848, Newton Abbott, Dev (perhaps the Eliz above?)
- James Soper c1831 Hennock, ?m.Mary Georgina Parnell 1854, N.Abbott
- Grace Ann Soper c1832 Hennock; m.c17 Jun 1852 George Harris, miller of Kingsclere
- Charles Soper c1834 Hennock farmer (crossed out),
- Emma D Soper c1836 Hennock, ??an Emma Deborah d.Oct>Dec 1858, N.Abbott
- Louisa Soper c1837 Hennock, [from '41cen]
- John Soper b.Apr>Jun 1838, N.Abbott [assume the son b.Hennock] : ?John m.Mary Jane Hellier 1861 at NA
- Catherine Frances Soper b.Apr>Jun 1840, (b.Hennock) Newton Abbott: d.1933 unm age 93 (estate £1,536)
- Ellen Maria Soper b.Jan>Mar 1843 Bickington (N.Abbott dist) m.William Richard Hellier Jul>Sep 1870, Newton Abbott : [ancestry.com transcribes as 'Annie Sophie' speculate she was the witness & sister?]
- Anna Sophia Soper b.Apr>Jun 1845 Bickington [N.Abbott dist] d.1912 age 66 [assume a dau from her probate]
: ['41cen John 35-9 farmer at Botton, Hennock, Mary 35-9, Elizabeth 15-9, James 10, Grace 9, Charles 7 farmer (crossed out), Emma 5, Louisa 4, John 3, Catherine 1, all b.Hants]
: Mr Soper at Whiteway, auctioned 70 oaks, 130 elms 180 ash & 55 ash pollards on Whiteway Barton & Torhill Estates in Kingsteignton, 2m from NA railway. Mr Soper will show trees, numbered in white 1850 : scan
: '51cen John 49 farmer of 500a (emp 5 labs) at Whiteway Barton, N.Abbot, b.Hennock, Dev; Mary 49; James 20; Grace Ann 19; Charles 17; Emma D 15; John 12 scholar; Catharine T 10 all b.Hennock, Dev; Ellen M 8; Anna S 6 all scholars both b.Bickington, Dev; also Mary Hole 45 house serv; & unm farm servants Nile Taicker 29 b.N.Huish, John Hemlett 19 b.Ashton, John Gibson 15 both b.Kingsteignton & William Hemlett 13 b.Coffinswell; Peter Cox 14 b.Bickington & Alfred Bovey 12 b.Kingsteignton
scan & scan
: Grace Ann Soper dau of Mr Soper of Whiteway Farm, m.G[eorge] Harris, miller of Kingsclere, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 17 Jun 1852, from newspapers.bl.uk; [m.Apr>Jun N.Abbot]
: [John Soper of Whiteway, Kingsteignton won 1st prize in S Devon & N.Abbott Agricultural Society meeting in Class 19 for horses & his servant John Gibson won £1 10s, in Class 4 'Premium for Service', for 9 years in 'To the man who's lived the longest as household servant to one master'; 6 Nov 1856; scan]
: [Mr Soper of Whiteway, Kinsteignton. Part of his farm Teignbridge Meadows in Duke of Somerset's estate used as part of Bath & West of England Agricultural Society annual meeting, about a mile from Newton Abbot; 682 animals exhibited, 1,300 implements. The Pavilion Banquet held 500; in 'Jackson's Oxford Journal' 13 Jun 1857,
scan]
: ['61cen John 59, farmer Whiteway Barton, Kingsteignton, 280acres, empl 9; Mary 59 both b.Hennock; Ellen Maria 18 unm b.Bickington; also Phillip Edwards 60, unm, in care of cattle b.Hennock; William Wotton 33 & wife Alice Wotton 37 both b.Manaton & John Wotton 11 b.Hennock all working on farm : William French 23, ploughman; Fanny Milton 12, house servant both b.Kingsteignton; Samuel Reynolds 22, carter; William Sanders Rick 11 both b.Bovey Tracey] : ['61cen dau Annie not obvious]
: '61cen Catherine I 20, visiter, b.Hennock, Dev with Richard Hellier 59, relieving officer & registrar b.Lustleigh, Dev; Sarah S Hellier 66 b.Exmouth, Dev; Sophia S Hellier 30; Mary S Hellier 28; Richard Hellier 26 banker's clerk all b.Bermondsey, Sy & Esther Ellison 21 servant b.Hastings, Sx
: Mr Soper retiring from business, auctioning stock at Whiteway Farm, Kingsteignton, 14 Jul 1870, refreshments from 1am, sale 2pm; abt 87a wheat, barley & oats in the ground, 18a apple orchards, 4 horses, 30 hogsheads cider [barrel, abt 250ltrs], reaping machine ext. The reed may be carried off, but straw left on premises for which price will be named; 25% deposit on cereals & apples. Hand bill & viewing from Mr Soper; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 6 Jul, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: Mr Soper at Whiteway Barton; Preliminary announcement from auctioneers Hoopers will sell on the farm 10 & 11 Oct 1870; 195 sheep & lambs, 32 bullocks, 4 horses, 3 sows & farrows, farm implements, household furniture, dairy utencils & effects, property of Mr Soper in declining business, will be future adverts; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 21 Sep, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan [if John snr why sell if son taking over]
: [son '71cen John 32 farmer Whiteway Barton, Bishopsteignton, 240a empl 7, b.Hennock?; Mary 32; Mary 9; Louisa 7; Emily 5; John 3; Frank 2 all b.Bovey; Ellen 3m, b.Bishopsteignton;
scan]
: '71cen Catherine 30unm farmer's dau at Whistlewell Farm, Bovey Tracey; b.Kennock, Dev; sister-in-law to William Richard Hellier 26 farming 197a empl 5 b.Hardington, S,set; wife Ellen M 25 b.Bickington, Dev; a female gen serv 14 & 2 male indoor farm servants 13-18
: '71cen dau Annie not vis
: John Soper, farmer, Whiteway Barton, Kings Teignton; 1878 Whites Directory p.517
: '81cen dau Anna 36 with son John 42 farming abt300a at Whiteway Barton, Kingsteignton; Mary J 42; Mary F 19; Lousia J 17 both on farm; John 13; Frank J 12 all b.Bovey Tracey; Ellen M 10; Annie 8 all scholars; Constance E 3 all b.Kingsteignton, Dev; & George Hellier* visiting f-in-law 78 w b.Lustleigh, Dev; Anna A Soper 36 visiting unm sister b.Bickington, Dev; also 3 farm serv, all b.Kingsteignton; William Stevens 23, Charles Whitear 14 & Charles Sanders 12 & gen dom Mary Neck 26 b.Moreton
: '81cen Catherine F 40 sister-in-law with William R Hellier 36 at Hardington, S.set, farmer of 300a, (empl 2); Ellen M Hellier 38 b.Bickington, Dev; Clement W 5; Percival S 2 both b.Bovey Tracy, Dev & visitor Rev Willoughby Willey 65 b.Leicester, rector of Rislington Rutland wife 66; gen serv 15; nursemaid 14 & farm serv indoor 12
: '91cen Catherine F 60unm at Chapple, Bovey Tracey, Dev; b.Hennock, D sister with Elizabeth E Hellier 65 widow, dau Ellen F Hellier 50unm both b.Hennock; visitor Samuel Legier 35 widow commercial traveller b.Lei, Archibald Legier 8 scholar b.Bovey Tracy & servants Frank Holding 25 gardener, William J Sampers 16 cow boy & Mary Marley 21 housemaid; scan
: '91cen Annie Sophia Soper 46 on own means at Warmhill Ct, Hennock, Dev; b.Bickington, Dev; living with brother-in-law William Rich Hellier 46 farmer b.Hardington, S.set; Ellen Maria Hellier 48 b.Bickington; Clement William 15; Percival S 12 both b.Bovey Tracey; Reginald H 9 all scholars b.Hennock scan : [on same page as Sopers on Riley Fm]
: '11cen Frances 70unm in 13 rooms at Manor Farm, Bishopsteignton, Newton Abbot; Annie 66unm; both b.Hennock, Dev with John Harmaford 54 farmer b.Rattery, Dev, wife Mary 55 {25y, 5 births, both alive} b.Bishopsteignton, Lilian 23, Annie 22, Mabel 21, Mary 17 & widowed mother Mabel Harmaford 86 all b. Rottery, Dev & visitors John Brooks Vivian 61 widow b.Lon & George Roche 18 farm servant b.Lon scan : [Catherine age 71 not vis; d.1933] : [what relation? Mary Jane Parnell Soper b.Jul>Sep 1855 to James & Mary who m.1854; m.John Sparke Hannaford Apr>Jun 1885 both Newton Abbott]
: Anna Sophia Soper d.5 Feb 1912, spinster of Bishopsteignton, Dev; probate Lon 13 Jul 1918 to James Hellier, hotel keeper [assume an elder son of her sister; Ellen see '91cen], John Sparke Hannaford, retired farmer; estate £444 18s 6d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Anna S (c1846-1912) d.Jan>Mar, Newton Abbott, age 66] : [sister Ellen Maria Soper m.William Richard Hellier 1870 & Mary Jane P Soper m.John Sparke Hannaford 1885 both Newton Abbott {see MJP Soper m.1885 in '11cen above}]
: dau Catherine Frances Soper d.25 Dec 1933, spinster of 94 Torquay Rd, Newton Abbot; probate Exeter 8 Feb 1934 to James Hellier farmer [2 Soper/Hellier m.above], John Spark Hannaford*, retired farmer; estate £1,536 17s 9d; from Probate Calender, scan [Catherine F (c1840-1933) d.Oct>Dec, N.Abbott, age 93] : [*nephew, m.dau of James & Mary Georgina Parnell m.1854] : [assume connection to James & Mary Reed who m.1822 also methodists]

James Soper, witness at Devon Assizes arson trial. Lived at Christow was going to Off Farm & rode over to the fire between 1 & 2 & put his horse in a Madam's Meadow. Her knew & saw the prisoner John Otton 31, accused of setting fires (800ft apart) at his father's farm, Canonteign, Christow. He siad he was with Soper in a lane at the time of the fire. They worked on the 1st fire at the falx barn, then ran to the 2nd & helped let horses out of the stable. Soper said 'I saw my boys* in the cot-house & ordered them out'; [*employees or sons?] Otton found not guilty; in 'The Morning Chronicle (London, England),' (pub. ) 1 Aug 1825, from newspapers.bl.uk
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James Soper a witness at an Exeter court case, renowned due to the prisoner's great respectability & prosecuter's high rank. John Otton accused & found not guilty of arson at, landlord Hon PB Pellew's farm, Canonteign Barton, Cristow, 9 July 1825. Soper & many other witnesses give a snap-shot of local farmworker that day : from The Times 1 Aug 19/746n

Sopers Meadows at South Molton 1825 ; Lease & release ; 1. William Hitchcock of South Molton, sergemaker ; 2. Elkanah Widgery of South Molton, brazier & tinman. Premises: piece of ground, part of Sopers Meadow ; www.nationalarchives North Devon Record Office 2309 B/T49/76-77

Henry Soper of Ugborough, Devon : 1825 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1085 www.a2a : [??'41cen Susan Soper 45-9 independant at Shillwood, Ugborough; Henry 20-4, George 20-4, Susan 15-9, John 14; also Mary Thomas 13 & Lavinica Crofseny 11, all b.Dev]

William Soper, was one of 4 tenants in properties in or near Court Street, Moretonhampstead. Will of Elizabeth Windeat, 1825. The properties were to be inherited by her son James : source

Richard Soper of Ashburton, Will Register 24 Jan 1825 : www.nationalarchives prob 11/1694

Richard Soper (c1816-?) bound, aged 9, to Samuel Sercombe, yeoman, for Heaths Balls. Apprenticeship indentures of the overseers of the poor, Bovey Tracey, Devon. 1825 (Presumably brother of John Soper, indentured to Sercombe 1827) : source

Miss [Elizabeth] Soper only dau of Walter Soper esq, m.G Gervais [George] surgeon at Ashburton, Dev, both of Ashburton> Married this morning, [21 Sep 1825 (from igi)] 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 22 Sep 1825, from newspapers.bl.uk (& The New monthly magazine pub.1 Nov a Google Books snippet) : [? a Walter Soper m.Sarah Lopas 15 Jun &/or a Walter Soper m.Elizabeth Tapley 1 Nov 1804 both at Buckfastleigh, Dev (igi)]

John Soper of Keaton, nr.Wadland Wood, 1 of 5 people from which hand-bills describing an Exeter timber auction could be obtained; over 466 Oak 68 Ash & 26 Elm trees in Modbury woods (inc Wadland Wood) [7 other timber adverts most headed 'Navy Timber']; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 10 Mar 1825, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: connection? '81cen William 34 & Pamela & 6 kids 1-11 at Wadland Wood, Ugborough (Keaton a hamlet in Ugborough parish)
map

George Isabell Soper : Plymouth : Quarter Sessions, County of Devon 1825 : letters conserning registration of printing presses for suppression of treasonable & seditious acts : "for the Newspaper called the Plymouth & Devonport Weekly Journal" - ref. QS/69/9/1 www.a2a
George Isabell Soper of Plymouth, gent, editor of Plymouth & Devonport Weekly Journal, to recieve the profits from running The Plymouth & Plymouth Dock Weekly Journal, after it was bought by John Robins 18 May 1825 with a £1458 loan from Richard Webb of Plymouth, druggist, If not repaid in 6 months the paper to be re-sold : Plymouth Archives, ref89/2 : He registered press of 'Plymouth & Plymouth Dock Weekly Journal' a newspaper, at 57 Market St, 16 May 1825, (renamed Plymouth & Devonport Weekly Journal, 1824) : [see 1840 for notes on George]

Frederick Soper (c1825-1887) m.Marguerite/Margaret Tribble (1822-1905) Oct>Dec 1843, Newton Abbott, Dev; a carpenter b.22 Feb 1825 Ashburton, Dev, d.10 Dec 1887 A'tn (Marguerite b.22 Dec, d.7 Sep A'tn): possible parents Richard (1789 -) & Ann Sims 1814, lost link
- Frederick William Soper (1844-1919) b.Jan>Mar Ashburton [NA reg dist] m.Anne Tollick 1863 Totnes (b.27 May 1843, d.Kansas 22 Aug 1885) : 4 children. They immigrated to Kansas City, US, May 1872; 2nd m.Mary Margaret Lawton had 11 children 1889-1908; d.21 Jun 1919 Arlington, Washington State (d.a Reverend) source, researcher John Campbell ['71cen Frederick W 27 b.A'tn & Annie 28 b.Buckfastleigh]
- Belvidera Soper b.1846 Ashburton; dressmaker; '51cen 15 dressmaker; '61cen; m.Jul>Sep 1870 Newton Abbott to either William Henry Folland or Thomas Hamlyn;
- Elizabeth A Soper b.Apr>Jun 1850 Ashburton, [NA rd]; ('Eliza A' '61cen)
- Lavinia Soper b.Oct>Dec 1851 Ashburton, [NA rd]; ?m.John Isaac Lamason 1892 : [see below]
- Clarinda Constance Soper (1857-1916) b.Jan>Mar Ashburton, [NA rd]; '51cen 24unm; d.Apr>Jun 1916, age 59unm, both Newton Abbott rd
- Richard John Soper b.Jul>Sep 1859 Ashburton, [NA rd]; carpenter; m.Sarah Grace Creber 1888, Kingsbridge; d.1912
: '41cen Frederick 15-19 carpenter's Apprentice, with parents, Richard 50-54 carpenter at Cad Ln, Ashburton & Elizabeth 50-54, Richard 20-24 carpenter, William 20-24 carpenter, Maria 20-24 a dressmaker, Frederick 15-19, John 13, Robert 9, all b.Dev scan
: '51cen Frederick W 26 carpenter & joiner at Cad Ln, Ashburton, Dev; Marguarite 28; Frederick W 7; Belvidera 5 all scholars; Eliz 1 all b.Ashburton; scan & scanb : Also at Cad Ln (father?); Richard 62 b.Ashburton; Ann 62 b.Exeter; Isabella 10 gdau b.Keysham,S.set source
: '61cen Frederick 36 carpenter [master?] at East St, Ashburton, Dev, b.Ashburton; Margaret 38 dressmaker b.Chagford; Frederick W 17 carpenter; Belvidera 15 dressmaker; Eliza A 13 scholar Lavinia 10; Clarinda C 4 ; Richard J 1 all b.Ashburton : scan
: 1870 Frederick carpenter, East St, Ashburton; Morris Commercial Directory & Gazetteer. 1870
: '71cen Fred 46 carpenter at East St, Ashburton, Marguariter 48 b.Chagford, Lavinia 19 domestic, Clarindia C 14, Richard J 11, both scholars, all b.Ashburton
: '81cen Frederick 56 carpenter at East St, Ashburton; Marguerite 58; Lavinia 29, Clarinda 24, Richard J 21 all b.Ashburton
: Frederick (c1825-1887) d.Oct>Dec 1887, age 62, Newton Abbott
: '91cen Margaret 68 widow, living on own means b.Chagford; Lavinia 39 & Clarinda C 34 both milliners b.Ashburton [next door, Richard J 31 carpenter & wife]
: '91cen (Richard J 31 carpenter, at East St, Ashburton & Sarah G 43 m.Sarah Grace Creber 1888)
: ?dau Lavinia Soper (c1852-) m.John Isaac Lamason Jul>Sep 1892 Newton Abott; John's 3rd m
source ('11cen John 63 brush maker at Ashburton, Dev; Lavinia 59 {m.17y no births})
: '01cen Margaret 78 widow on own means at East St, Ashburton; b.Changford, living with Clarinda C 44, milliner working from home b.A'tn; scan
: 1916 Clarinda C Soper (c1857-1916) d.Apr>Jun 1916, Newton Abbott, age 59

Elizabeth Soper (c1740-1825) died Sun 12 Nov 1825, morning in St Sidwell's after a short but severe illness in the 86th year of her age, widow of the late Samuel Soper of Bedford Circus, Exeter, cabinet maker; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 16 Nov, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [see Samuel 1803]

Walter Soper, of Buckfastleigh, Dev, serge maker, dealer & chapman bankrupt, meetings 27 & 28 Mar & 25 Apr at Town Arms Inn, Totnes, ; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' (pub.) 16 Mar 1826, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Walter Soper, Buckfastleigh, serge maker : Bankrupts, from the Gazette 14 Mar : from Guardian Newspaper, 25 Mar 1826
- Walter a serge maker, dealer & chapman [hawker] declared a bankrupt is hereby required to surrender himself to the Commissioners 27 & 28 Mar 1826 & 25 April 11am, at The Town Arms Inn, Totnes (1st meeting for creditor to make full disclosure & creditors to prove debts; 2nd meeting to choose assignees & last sitting to finish examination & creditors to assent/disent from the allowances of his Certificate) (
London Gazette 14 Mar) Solcitors Alexander & sons, Lincolns Inn & Prideaux & Farwell, Totnes & in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 16 Mar, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
- Walter Soper & Jane (deforc) had a 'Final Concord' in 1826, Buckfastleigh, with John Yabbicorn (pl), for premises: of 4 messuages, 4 courtilages, 8 outhouses, 4 gardens : ref : 872A/PZ 98
www.a2a; Solicitors, Messrs . Alexander & Son, Carey St, Lincoln's Inn; Google Books snippet

Elizabeth Soper of Exeter, Devon : 1826 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1083 www.a2a

G J Soper of Plymouth, 1 of 10, UK agents of Crown Life Assurance Co, 33 Bridge St, Blackfriars, Lon; in 'Liverpool Mercury' 28 Jul 1826, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan & scan2 : ['G J S' duplicated in advert, ??but a George Isabell Soper see]

William m.Mary bef.1826
- Richard Soper b.c1826; m.Mary Hockeridge
1849 Tavistock, '51cen copperminer
- Thomas b.c1832 Mary Tavy; '51cen 19 copper miner; m.Amelia Williams 11856 Plymouth Old R
- Ann b.c1835 Mary Tavy; '51cen 17 house keeper; [not vis '61cen]
- Edward Soper b.c1835 Mary Tavy; '51cen 15 copper mine labourer; m.Adelaide Victoria Eva 1856 Plymouth; to Australia 1857
- George b.c1839 Mary Tavy; '51cen 13 copper mine labourer; [not vis '61/'71cen]
- Emma b.c1841 Mary Tavy; '51cen age 10 : [not vis '61/'71cen]
- Jonathan Soper b.Jan>Mar 1843 Mary Tavy; (Tavistock reg dist); m.Sarah Stokes 1869 Cardiff, Glam; '81cen steel coker; d.1910
: '41cen William Soaper 55-9 ag lab at Lanehead St, Mary Tavy, Elizabeth 40-4, Richard 14 miner?, Elizabeth 12, Thomas 10, Ann 8, Selmar 6, George 3, Emma 1 scan
: '51cen William Soper senr 67 widowed labourer at husbandry at Lanehead, Tavistock, Dev, b.Lew, Dev; Thomas 19 copper miner; Ann 17 house keeper; Edward 15 labourer at the lead mine; George 13 labourer at the copper mine; Emma 10 scholar; Jonathan 7 scholar all b.Mary Tavy, Dev scan
: '61cen William Seper 80; ag lab b.Lew, Dev; at Lanehead, Marytavy, Dev & Jonathan Soper 18 copper miner b.Marytavy, boarding in household of John Harris 37 a copper miner b.Tavistock; wife Jane Harris 33 both b.Tavistock; William Harris 8 b.Marytavy; [2 other households at address]
: '61cen Thomas 28 copper miner at Plymouth Old Rd, Whitchurch, b.St Marytavy; Amelia 26 b.Beer Alston
: William Soper d.Jan>Mar 1863, Tavistock, Dev
: '71cen; Jonothan 28 coker in iron works at Whitchurch, Glam. b.Mary Tavy[?/Bovey]; Sarah 29; Frank R 5 both b.b.Trowbridge/Ironbridge, Wilts; Cornelius A 4m b.Whitchurch, Glam scan

William Soper (c1817-?) was bound, aged 9, to Jonas Gibbins for Lower Woodhall : 1826 [ no training given, so as a gen servant] : Exbourne Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 3326 A/PO 5/3/71 www.a2a : [Joseph Soper b.1806c apprenticed to a Jonas Gibbons, 1814]

Soper Tenement, Dawlish, Dev; a part of it consisting of 2 cottages & 2 gardens & Soper's Orchard, 1a 2r well stocked with young fruit trees in the Back Lane contiguous to the town, all in possesion of Mr Vinnicombe; Lots 4, 7 & 8 of an estate auction at London Inn, Dawlish; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 12 Apr 1827, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

William Soper m.Mary Granville 27 Dec 1827 Plymouth, Dev [Bishop's Transcripts] : see military Sopers

W Soper esq (1749-1827) late of Ashburton, died at Tiverton, age 78, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 12 Apr 1827, from newspapers.bl.uk : [?? any connection to Walter Soper who's dau Miss Soper m.Ashburton 1825?] : [Walter (1748-1827) bpt.11 Nov Buckfastleigh, Dev to John & Agnes ne Searle (who m.8 Sep 1747 B'gh), m.Elizabeth; d.26 MAr Ashburton (igi)]

John Soper (c1817-?) bound, aged 10, to Samuel Sercombe the younger, yeoman [by consent] 1827. Apprenticeship indentures of the overseers of the poor, Bovey Tracey, Devon, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 552. (Presumably brother of John Soper, indentured to Sercombe 1825) : source : &

William Soper bapt.6 May 1827 son of William, labourer & Sarah Soper at Ide 1½m SE Exeter. Parish Registers of St. Ida's Church, Ide : source

John Soper (c1811-?) apprenticed, aged 16 to William Bastow, yeoman for part of Brimley, 1827 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 533 www.a2a

Honor Soper (c1815-?) apprenticed, aged 12, to John Adams, yeoman; 1827; Overseers of the Poor, Modbury Parish, Devon Record Office, 269A/PO 1743-1744 www.a2a

Sally Soper (c1814-?) apprenticed, aged 13, to Cyprian Pearse, surgeon; 1827; Overseers of the Poor, Modbury Parish, Devon Record Office, 269A/PO 1526-1527 www.a2a

- Eleanor Soper bpt.6 Dec 1818; to William smith & Eleanor Dunsford baptisms
- Mary Soper bpt.3 Feb 1822 at Dunsford, Dev; to William blacksmith & Eleanor of South Clifford, Moretonhampstead
- Elizabeth Soper bpt.15 Apr 1827 to William a blacksmith & Eleanor at Allerford : from Genuki : [WS age 59 in '41cen]
: '51cen William 56 blacksmith emp a lab & app at Allaford, (Tavistock), Dev; b.Broadwood, Dev; Eleanor 51 b.Lamerton, Dev; John 15 blacksmith; Grace 13 scholar; Esther 9 scholar all b.Marystow, Dev; with grandson John Ockenridge 3 b.Tavistock & George Trige 17 apprentice b.Thruselton [no Soper/Ockenridge m.vis bmd] scan

Anthony Soper of Cornworthy, took as an apprentice Lydia Smerden, singlewoman b.Broadhempston. Several years before a 1827 Settlement Examination for poor law relief : Kingsteignton Parish : Devon Record Office : ref 2565 A/PO 51/43 www.a2a : [perhaps left his farm tenancy 1817?]

William Soper (c1802-?) of Lamerton Dev, m.Mary Glanvill(e); 27 Dec 1827, St Andrew's church, Plymouth; from researcher Geraldine McIntosh of N.Vancouver, BC rootsweb she said Mary 1 of 9 children of John Glanville (b1785) & Elizabeth Bickle (b.1787) both b.Coryton farming 70a at Uppaton '51cen & suggests William's parents William & Ann Butnman who m.Apr 1801? & perhaps a will for Ann mentions sons William & John
: William b.Lamerton, Dev 4 Jul 1792 m.Mary Glanville (b.bef 13 Aug 1809, Coryton) rootsweb
: [?a John Glanvill Soper m.Oct>Dec 1850, Tavistock, Dev to Catherine Bryant (bmd)]
: It's thought Mary moved to Calhoun Co. Iowa with William. They came to Canada 1854 : from Kathy Varga Dec'01
: Another source offers... William b.1806 & children John, William, Hannah, Thomas, Henry, Elizabeth, Mary J & Jane A. Family in '61cen, Albion Township, Peel Co. : source

Walter Soper, of Buckfastleigh, Dev, serge maker, dealer & chapman [hawker], bankruptcy audit meeting 19 Feb 1828 11am Town Arms Inn, Totnes London Gazette 29 Jan) : ES has confirmed, a certificate issued 27 Sep (Gazette 6 Sep)
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Walter Soper, serge maker of Buckfastleigh, Dev, dividend 20 Feb 1828 at Town Arms Inn, Totnes; in 'Cobbett's Weekly Political Register (pub.Lon 7 Feb), from newspapers.bl.uk
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W Soper, a sergemaker of Buckfastleigh. dividends [after bankruptcy?]: from The Times 30 Jan 1828 ; 12/211p : [other Ashburton serge makers 1761 : 1784 : 1811]

Elizabeth Soper (c1819-?) apprenticed, aged 9, to John Hern Mugford, shoemaker, 1828 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 544 www.a2a

Joseph K Soaper 'Disorderly apprentice 3 months' listed under 'Remaining on former orders' Devon Midsummer Quarter Sessions 15 Jul 1828 genuki [a Joseph Soaper, (c1812-?) apprenticed 1822, Diptford]

Thomas Soper (c1819-?) apprenticed, aged 9, to William Bastow, yeoman, for Brimley estate, 1828 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 547 www.a2a

Thomas Soper of Ashburton, (signature) Sir Michael Seymour, John Hawker & Charles Kendall. A 1 year lease, 5 shillings of Lower Sutton Farm, South Milton, Dev. 6 Oct 1828 to Samuel Wells, John Atkinson & William Hepworth. Property in Charleton, Devon. . Museum of English Rural Life : ref 3/7/228 www.a2a [connection to Mr Soper Hawker, 1865?]
Thomas Soper, involved with several others in a 1 year lease on property in Charleton, Dev. for 5 shillings, 6 Oct 1828. Reading University Record; source

Richard Soper m.Eliza Joslin in the parish of St Kerrian, Exeter, 7 Feb 1828 : a Joslin Site

Samuel Soper cabinet maker & upholsterer, Exeter General Directory, June 1828 : source : [see Samuel 1803]

James Soper of Porsenage, parish of Christowan, took a 7 year lease of an estate in Cockington (late occupied by Mr Bovey & Mr Porrott from Michaelmas 1828 at £235 pa (tithe free) & agreed to conditions about hedges, dung, trees, etc. 7 Jan 1829 : Devon Record Office: ref 48/13/3/1/151 www.a2a : [a witness in 1825 arson case]

John Soper & Jane, children b.South Brent John Soper 1828, Elizabeth Soper abt.1834, Henry Soper abt.1840

Thomas Soper paid a guinea, [perhaps] 1 of 9 'players' 'who were unfortunate, being thrown' by Edward Peters (pd £5), [if so amateurs?]. 32 wrestlers paid £90 in Totnes event before 4,000. Abraham Cann, Champion of England got £21; in 'Morning Chronicle' (pub.London), from newspapers.bl.uk; scan

Joseph Soper, jnr of Plymouth subscribed to 'Castalain Hours', book pub.London 1829, Poems by Sophie Dixon at Dartmore : Sopie apologised for delay, due to her father's death, saying many subscribers were personal friends. [perhaps true, as Sophie did not gain fame & the list of subscribers is modest] : google book

John Soper in Devon Court, Apr 1829; sentence Transportation : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available) : [would have been transported to NSW in 1829]
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Soper convicted of burglary at Easter Sessions & against whom sentence of death recorded is directed to be transported for life; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 21 May 1829, from newspapers.bl.uk : [presumably John, but he was for transportation a month earlier]
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: John Soper 1 of 180 convicts [2 died on-route] transported on the 'Claudine', Convicted at Exeter Gaol, Devon Quarter Session for a term of life. Departed London 24 Aug 1829. Arriving Sydney, NSW 6 Dec 1829 (104d). (ship's medical journal 30 Jul-16 Dec 1829) (Claudine, 452 tons built Calcutta 1811 : rnbt.id.au)
John Saper/Soper (c1801-?) age 36 assigned to William Dalrymple Kelman, at Patrick Plains 1837 : [??a John Soper, bapt.20 Jul 1800, St.David, Exeter, Dev (igi)]
? a John in Devon Court, Jan 1823
: John Soper prisoner 24 Exeter City Sessions Apr 1829. Crime; Burglary at shop of Mr Westlake, grocer. Sentence: [Death] commuted to transportation for life. Petitioner; John Soper, convict's father, a stonemason, with a character reference from 39 people. Grounds for clemency: Convict has a good character but cannot distinguish between right & wrong; he is subject to fits; father has supported a large family with no parochial relief; asks for him to be sent to the penitentiary; Home Office petition record, May 1829 source

Charlotte Soper a 'prisoner for trial' , Midsummer Sessions, 14 July 1829 : from Genuki
: Charlotte Soper, in the gaol at the Mickaelmas Qtr Sessions 20 Oct 1829 Convicted Midsummer Sessions [June] - Felony, Transported 7 years, : from Genuki
: Charlotte Soper, servant, convicted 7Y transportation at Devon Quarter Sessions of theft from Mr Wallis. Grounds for clemency: the prisoner was considered by the Bench at the Qtr Sessions as redeemable if she could obtain a pardon in respect of transportation & be transferred to a reformatory school, failing this she could be transferred to the penitentiary. Annotated: 'for penitentiary'. FO27 Petition Mr Courtney, member of bench of Quarter Sessions Jul 1829 from Nat Archives : [??a Charlotte assaulted, Exeter, 1853] : [transported to NSW at this time]

Edward Soper of Broadwoodwidger, Dev : 1829 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1082 www.a2a

Mr Soper, druggist & Mr Wallace rented & occupied 2 distinct large tenements at Old Town St, Plymouth; a house & shop close to the New Market Place for sale at Royal Hotel, Plymouth 11 Jun; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 28 May 1829, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [assume Elioeoni Soper (c1798-?) chemist]

John G Soper (1829-1898), b.Dev, Eng. In Peel Co, Ontario 1853-1898. : researcher, Mrs Geraldine M McIntoch of Vancouver, looking for details : source : [no John G's in igi, but 3 Devon Johns; b.Hatherleigh 1828. Slapton & Exeter b.1830]

John Soper of Hennock had his horse stolen; Thomas Otten was caught at Yeovil fair, S.set & sent to the Devon Assizes, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 26 Nov 1829, from newspapers.bl.uk
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: John Soper's chestnut mare stolen by John Otton 16 Nov 1830 at Hennock, it was in the meadow adjoining the house, the day it disappeared Otten offered it for sale at Yeovil Fair, S.set, offered for sale for £5, but dealer suspicious & followed him, Otton ran away, a dealer's leg broken in arrest; Guilty, death; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 25 Mar, from newspapers.bl.uk

Frances Soper dau of Richard Soper & Hannah Soper of Totnes. She m.Richard Plumer of London. Their only son John Bagwell Plumer, a gent of Allerton, Totnes, b.7 March 1830. Plumer had a coat of arms listed in 'Armorial Families' ancestry.com : [Frances b.1796] : [brother? Richard mayor of Totnes 1852 : Richard d.1863; John Bagwill Plumber his executor]

Charles Soper m.Mary Hutchins m.18 Jan 1830 at this church (St Andrews, Plymouth, Dev) by banns (nr1364) both of this parish, both signed; witnessed John Beane & James Boulter; by vicar John Hatchars; from findmypast.com; scan
: speculate perhaps '41cen Charles Soper 40-4 ag lab (b.Cornwall) at Albaston, Calstock, Cornwall, Mary Soper 55-9, with Maria Scamp 30-4, Thomas Scamp 10, all b.Hants

John Soper, a farrier, Crowther's Hill : Dartmouth's Pigots Directory 1830 : Dartford History.org

John Soper of Ipplepen, Devon : 1830 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1090 www.a2a

W Soper Innkeeper of The Barnstable Inn, North Lane, 1 of 15 Inns in Okehampton. Pigot's Directory 1830 : from Genuki [also there 1823]

Daniel Soper (c1821-?) apprenticed, aged 9, to John Wright, yeoman : 1830 : Overseers of the Poor, Diptford Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 3095 A-2/PO 10/69 www.a2a : ['61cen a William 13 carter at Ashprington (& 34 there '81cen); '71cen Daniel 55, Mary 55 & John 9 at Halwell 2m E : had shovel stolen 1868]

Edward Soper a graceless youth, an old offender brought up [at the Guildhall, Exeter] on suspicion of stealing a coal scuttle from the passage of the Star Inn, the preceeding night. The proofs of guilty participation are strong & the officers having recognised in the description his hopeful partner, a warrent issued for his apprehension. Soper remanded in the meantime. The same night a hat & umberella was taken from the passage, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 4 Mar 1830, from newspapers.bl.uk
: Mrs Soper of Preston St, on Monday, [27 Jun] solicited protection from the Magistrates at The Guildhall, against violence of her son Edward in his 20th year, and well known to the Hall, who in an unnatural & brutish manner had put her in fear, as a return for parental remonstrances in consequence of repeated inproprieties. A warrent was ordered against him, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 1 Jul 1830, from newspapers.bl.uk : [assume the 18y old below, if bpt.Dec 1811 then 18y?]
: Edward Soper, Joseph Hooper (previously convicted 1828) & Aaron England, on Monday [16 Mar] at The Guildhall, all of them but too well known to be of that idle & lawless description of youngsters with whom honesty & purpose has no place, were committed for trial, Michaelmas Sessions on charge of robbery in the house of Capt Tickell, Stoke Hill, from which they abstracted sundry viands, such as beef, ducks ext, found on them when apprehended by The Watch, on Sunday morning, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, 19 Aug 1830
: Edward Soper 18, Joseph Hooper 20 & Aaron England 20, 3 characters amongst the worst that infected this city, charged with stealing 10lbs beef, 3 ducks & other articles. At about 4:15am 15 Aug. Sparkes, a captain of the watch & Kennedy a watchman, going off watch saw them obviously returning from a nights maraud by The Duke of York, nr Coach & Horses, St Sidwell St & chased them. Kennedy caught England & Soper by the church, & Sparkes caught Hooper. Soper had none of the items laid in the indictment, but had cabbages which he threw down, but there is no doubt his is a 'particeps criminis'. Mr Tickell's lattice window discovered forced & his ducks killed. Jury found guilty, court said they'd narrowly escaped with their lives; Hooper (previously imprisoned) transported for life, Soper & England 7y transportation, the prisoners swore at the court, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 21 Oct 1830
: Edward Soper (c1812-?) age 18; Convicted Exeter City 18 Oct 1830; Crime, Stole 'beef & ducks?'; Sentence, 7 years; Register nr.1249 scan; (same crime, James Hooper 19 life '& DL' & Aaron England 21, 7y) : [seems in Australia 1768]
: [an Edward b.10 Jun 1811, bpt.25 Dec Exeter, Bow (now Mint Meeting) - Presbyterian, to John & Eliza]
: Edward Soper, (Hooper & England) 3 of 250 convicts transported on the Argyle. Convicted at Exeter Gaol, Quarter Session, Devon term of 7 years 18 Oct 1830. Departure: 5 Mar 1831, 5 convicts left at Plymouth, 1 died on voyage. Arrived Hobart Van Diemen's Land 3 Aug 1831, (Capt of Guard & wife travelling to Van Diemen's Land on 'Argyle'. mentions attempted mutiny)
? an Ed Soper (Tasmanian?) convict: 'TR' [Transfer of prisoner from one employer to another] in 1833, see Australian notes : [Edward of the Argyle mentioned in Hobart Town Courier 17 Jun 1836 & 7]

Thomas Soper watch maker of Market Place, Moretonhampstead; Pigot's directory 1830 : from Genuki
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Thomas Soper, a clock & watchmaker of 8 Braddon's Row, Torquay; Pigots Directory 1830 : source
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Thomas Soper, late of Tormoham, Dev, clock & watch maker; Insolvent debtors case at Court House, Exeter 10 Nov 1831 10am (London Gazette 18 Oct) : [connection to Thomas 52 watchmaker b.Morton Hampton, Dev at Portsea, Hants '51cen & in Portsea '41cen, speculate moved after bankruptcy]

William Soper m.Eliza Tippett 28 Sep 1831*; William b.1807 to Richard & Sarah Woodley who m.27 May 1806*
- William Tippett Soper bpt.2 Sep 1832* Harberton, Dev shoemaker; m.Ann Maria Payne
1854, Totnes, Dev
- Eliza Soper b.1834 Harberton
- Harriett Soper b.Oct>Dec 1838, (b.Harberton) Totnes RD
? - Sarah Jane Soper b.Jan>Mar 1841, Totnes [Sarah age 4m in June '41cen]
- Sophia Soper b.Oct>Dec 1844, (b.Harberton) Totnes RD; dressmaker '71cen
- Richard Soper b.Jul>Sep 1846, (b.Harberton) Totnes RD; m.Flora Nicholls 1869; '71cen 24 master cordwainer; d.1871
- Thomas Soper b.Jan>Mar 1849, Totnes; carpenter of Battersea '81cen; shopfitter 1888; m.Emily Newman 1875, Romsey, Hants; d.1924 Wandsworth
- Samuel Soper b.Jan>Mar 1852, Totnes
- James Soper b.Jul>Sep 1855, Totnes
: '41cen William 34 shoe maker at Harbertonford, Harberton; Eliza 31, William 8, Eliza 7, Harriett 2, Sarah 4m / John Harvey 14 shoe maker apprentice
: '61cen William 54 master cordwainer at Harbertonford, Harberton; b.Diptford, Dev; Eliza 51 -; b.Harberton; mother Sarah 84; b.Meavy, Dev; Sophia 16 employed at home; Richard 14 cordwainer; Thomas 12 scholar; Samuel 9 Scholar; James 5 scholar; all b.Harberton, Dev
: mother Sarah d.Jan>Mar 1866, Totnes, Dev, age 89; d.9 Jan 1866 Harbertonford
: William d.Jan>Mar 1865, Totnes, Dev; d.1 Jan 1865 Harberton
: William d.1 Jan 1865, cordwainer of Harbertonford, Dev; will proven Exeter 30 Mar 1865 to George Woodley, of Seccombe, Halwell, Dev, yeoman one of the executors; estate under £300 died Harbertonford; from Probate Calender, scan
: '71cen Eliza annuitant 61, b.Harberton; at Harbertonford, Harberton; Sophia 26 dressmaker; Thomas 22 joiner, all b.Harberton
: ['81cen Eliza widowed annuitant 71; at Harberton; b.Harberton, Dev]
: Eliza d.6 Jan 1888, widow of Harbertonford, Harberton; died Harbertonford; will Exeter 29 Mar 1889 to Thomas of 1 Haubeck Rd, Battersea Rise, Sy, shopfitter, son & one of the executors; estate £51 14s 10d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Eliza (c1811-1888) d.Jan>Mar, Totnes, age 77]
: [*from line by Lee Stoneman in geni tree]

John Soper made complaint; ref Thomas Light's refusal to pay £2 9s 6d. maintenance for Elizabeth Bailey's son 2565 A/PO 25 1831; Kingsteignton Parish Records; Bastardy Bonds from a2a. [Presume Soper Kingsteignton Poor Law Overseer as a letter from overseers of Zeal Monachorum wrote to John Soper certifying that John Tolly's place of settlement is in their parish 1834] : [Presume John Soper Kingsteignton poor law overseer 1805 as well]

Thomas Soper of Devonport, Dev : 1831 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1099 www.a2a

Priscilla Grace Soper (c1821-?), apprenticed age 10, to Sylvanns Gillard, gent : 1831 : Overseers of the Poor, Modbury Parish, Devon Record Office, 269A/PO 1770-1771 www.a2a

Richard Soper & William Soper gents, were mentioned with others as trustees in a property transaction, between John Williams & others, & The Rector of Dartington & others. of the Old & New Church House of Dartington & lands were given in trust to keep Dartington Church in repair & relieve the poor : 57/15/2/11/10 : 5 Feb 1831 : Trustees : Arthur Champernowne, Henry Champernowne, John Wills Mapowder John Browne & Edward Parnell, Nicholas Moysey, Richard Soper, John Bidlake, William Soper, Humphrey Watson, Thomas Helms the younger : The Sopers in a similar transaction 13 Apr 1857 : Dartington Parish : Devon Record Office ref 57/15/2/11/10, 11 & 12 www.a2a : [Richard gent of Dartington bought Game Cert 1817] : [? a Richard 72 unmarried alderman, landed proprietor, Totnes '61cen]

John Soper, overseers complaint with reference to Thomas Light's refusal to pay £2 9s 6d. maintenance for Elizabeth Baileys illegitimate son : 1831 Kingsteignton Parish : Devon Record Office : ref 2565 A/PO 25 www.a2a

Ann Soper, from Exeter, The Close, 1831 : Removal order, Bovey Tracey Parish. : Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 856 www.a2a

William Soper Gourd (1831-1917) b.15 May Chudleigh, Dev to John Parker Gourd & Anne (ne Pyne), youngest of 7 ;
: '41cen William 10 with parents, Chudleigh father a blacksmith;
: '51cen William a smith with his father at Chudleigh; He m.Mary Jane Bolt of Chudleigh 4 Feb 1856 at Newton Abbott, dau William & Sarah Sealy Bolt.
: '61cen an engine hand at St Davids, Exeter & 2 children; by
: '71cen as 'Wm Courd' Railway Serv, Doncaster, Notts with a dau;
: '81cen at Doncaster with 1 dau;
: '91cen William 58 widower;
: '01cen at Huntingdon, Yorks;
: d.21 Mar; bur.All Saints, Huntington, age 85; from relative; ancestoralley : [Soper not from father's mother (ne Parker); mother bpt.17 Sep 1790 to 'James & Elizabeth Pyne', Topsham, Dev]

John Soper m.Charlotte Sugg 25 Dec 1832 St Mary Major, Exeter; John b.c1801 b.St Davids, Exeter & Charlotte b.c1816 St Sidwells, Exeter
- John Soper (c1834-1883) b.Exeter, painter & glazier; m.Elizabeth Waterman
1861, Bristol, Glos; d.Bristol
- Arthur Soper b.1839 Chelsham
- Mary Ann Soper b.
- Matilda Soper b.Jul>Sep 1841, Exeter, Dev; ['61cen 19 servant]
- William Henry Soper b.Jan>Mar 1849 or b.Jan>Mar 1850, Exeter, ['61cen 12 errand boy] m.Margarett 1871
- Frederick Arthur Soper b.Jan>Mar 1852, Exeter, ['71cen 19 servant]
- Emily Jane Soper b.Apr>Jun 1854, Exeter, ['71cen 17 labourer]
- Elizabeth Soper 'Bessie' b.Apr>Jun 1858, Exeter, ['71cen 12 apprentice]
: ['41cen John 40-4 plasterer, journeyman, at Under the Town Wall, Exeter, St Mary Steps; Charlotte 25-9; John 7; Arthur 2 scan]
: ['51cen John 50 plasterer at Albert Place, Exeter, Dev; Charlotte 40; John 17 painter apprentice all b.Exeter; Arthur 12 scholar b.Chelsham; Matilda 9 scholar; William 2 both b.Exeter; also nieces Mary Ann Grant 28m dress maker; Eileen Grant 3 (dau) & Jessee Grant 11m, all b.Exeter scan]
: ?? a Charlotte Soper charged James Bright for assault. He was turned out of her father's house & she took him in, but after 6m he started rowing & she also turned him out. He assaulted her when she went to his mother's house with blankets for cleaning. Fined 20s & expences or 1m prison. PC went to Stuckes's coffee-house to arrest Bright, who hid under a table & then violetly resisted & also fined 20s or 14d prison. 2 others fined 40s for also fighting the PC; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 23 Jun 1853, from news.bl.uk : scan : [2 Charlotte's in Exeter 1st) age 53 at Preston St with Thomas 51 & 2 children 17-24 & 2nd age 48 at Albert Pl below who seems likely as 2nd summons 1865
: ['61cen : John 60, a plasterer; at Albert Place, Exeter St Mary Major, Dev; Charlotte 48; Matilda 19 servant; William 12 errand boy; Fredrick 9; Emily 7 both scholars & Elizabeth 3, also lodger Ellen Hooper 1 scholar, all b.Exeter;
scan]
: Charlotte Soper summoned Joseph Harding & wife Amelia Harding for using abusive language towards her in Albert Place, Fine Exeter, Guildhall 5s or 7d prison; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying' 20 Sep 1865, from news.bl.uk; scan
: ['71cen : John plasterer 71, at Rack St, Exeter, St Mary, Major; b.Exeter, St Davids, Dev; Charlotte 58 charwoman, b.Exeter, St Sidwells; Fredrick 19 servant; Emily 17 labourer; Bessie 12 apprentice, all b.Exeter, St Mary Major, Dev
scan
: [son 71cen John painter & glazier 40, at Rose St, Temple, Bristol, Elizabeth 46, Emily 8, Mary Ann 7, John William 4 all scholars b.Bristol]
: Charlotte d,16 Oct 1873 (d.Oct>Dec Exeter, age 60) & John d.9 Jun 1875 (d.Apr>Jun, Exeter, age 73) : tree

Peter Soper & others, were 'vouchees' [in the records of?] of premises in Dittisham. 26 Nov 1832, for Common recovery of Premises in Dittisham of Daniel Cowle, demandant. Thomas Burd Hockin, plaintiff ; Soper Family Deeds at Devon Record Office : www.a2a 3843 M/T/11 [see family's Dittisham lease of 1716 & 1755 (& 1855?)]

William Soper Gourd b.abt 1832, Chudleigh, Devon & wife Mary Jane, & child Mary Anne (Annie), found in '71 cenus as 'Courd' William 39 a railway servant at West St East Retford, Notts, wife 37 both b.Chudleigh & Mary Ann 12 b.Newington : from Linda www.rootschat.com

William Soper & Harriett Soper bapt at St Andrews, Harberton ; William Tippett Soper 2 Sep 1832, Eliza Soper 10 May 1834, father a shoemaker of Harberton, Devon from www.freegen.com: [WTS m.1854]

Richard Soper of Chiddingly voted for Herbery Curtis & Thomas Soper of East Grinstead voted for George Darby. List of the Registered Electors : East Sussex, 1832 Google Books snippet

George Soper b.Bovey Tracy, Dev; m.Miriam b.Bishops Stanton, Dev; bef1832;
- Elizabeth Soper b.1832 Devon
- John E Soper b.c1837 Newton Abott, Dev, an erand boy '51cen; m.Jane Batchelor Oct>Dec 1858, Medway, Kent
see; (?a John Andrews Soper b.Jan>Mar 1838 Newton Abbott, Dev, but a John Andrews d.Apr>Jun 1838 Newton Abbott, Dev]
- Mary Grace Soper b.Apr>Jun 1839 (& / or Mary Grace Soper b.Oct>Dec 1839) & d.Apr>Jun 1840 all Newton Abbott
- ??a James Thomas Soper b.Oct>Dec 1844, Newton Abbott
- Samuel Soper b.Oct>Dec 1847, Kensington
- Emma Louisa Soper b.Oct>Dec 1849, both Kensington; ['8th born'] lived in an asylem; d.Oct>Dec 1917, Reigate, Surrey, age 68
- David Soper b.1853, Bayswater; [???a David Thomas Soper d.Oct>Dec 1862, Kensington???]
- Miriam G Soper b.c1860, Bayswater : (assume gr.dau; parents John E/Jane)
- 10 children, so 2 others, only 3 alive in 1867
: '41cen George 32 plasterer at East St, Newton Abbot, Dev; Mirriam 32, Elizabeth 8, John 4, Mary 1 all b.Dev
: '51cen George 42 head plasterer at 35 Coburg? Place, Paddington, M.sx; b.Bovey Tracy, Dev; Mirriam 42; b.Bistrop Sturgenton?, Dev; John 14 errand boy; James 8 scholar both b.Newton Abbott, Dev; Samuel 3 scholar; Emma 1 both b.Paddington, M.sx; 2nd family at address Mary Butler 69 widowed charwoman b.Shrewsbury & dau 21 b.Chelsea scan & scan2
: '61cen George 52, a plasterer at 35 Caroline Place, Paddington; b.Bovy Tracy, Dev; Miriam 52 b.Bishops Stanton, Dev; John E 24m** carman b.NA, Dev; James G 18 postman b.NA; Samuel 13; Emma L 11; David 8 all scholar & Miriam G 1 all b.Bayswater & married, daughter-in-law Jane 25 b.Marylebone; with visiter, Annie I Batchelor 4 scholar b.Kensington, M.sex : [not vis '71/'81cen] : [*back street, NE corner of Hyde Park : now modern buildings; Booth's 1898 povety map of London marks street 'Poor with earnings 18-21s pw']

: ?a George d.Jan>Mar 1875 Kensington, age 66 : [but if so, why not vis '71cen]
: **son John m.Jane bef1860; so perhaps John Soper m.Jane Batchelor Oct>Dec 1858, Medway, Kent
: Miriam Soper (c1806-1889) d.Apr>Jun 1889, age 83, Paddington, Lon : [but if so, why not vis '81cen]

Henry Soper bapt.18 Mar 1832, Brent Village, S.Brent, to Richard Boryer (Reputed) & Mary Soper : [perhaps Rev Henry Soper c1832-1910]

Rowe & Soper of Plymouth stockist of celebrated 'Salutory Detersive Drops', eradicates the scorbutic habit; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 19 Jan 1832, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [assume Elioeoni Soper (c1798-?) chemist]

Thomas Soper Slope of St George, M.sx m.Mary Baker at Datford, Dev 12 Jun 1832, by L. Both sign. Wits; John Baker, Sarah Baker & Elizabeth Wills. dartmouth-history.org.uk. [a London draper, 1832 Devonport]

Ann Soper (c1809-1832), died 27 Dec 1832, 23, wife of William Daughter of William & Elizabeth Horswell : a slate headstone, verse. photograph available : Monumental Inscriptions St. Edward's Church, Eggbuckland

Thomas Samuel Soper (c1815-1833) : In memory of Thomas, Son of Thomas & Elizabeth Soper : Who died 21 Apr 1833 : Aged 18 : "Brother though art gone before us, & they saintly soul has flown. Where tears are wiped from every eye, & sorrow is unknown, From the Burden of Flesh, & from care and………………."(Covered): Location: St. Edward’s Church, Eggbuckland, Plymouth. : On the Top Level, in undergrowth at the front near the Wall : source [see 1853 for another Thomas Soper (age 66) in this graveyard]

John Soper's advice took Agnes Raddon (a singlewoman of Ilsington, b.Ashburton) to Mr Adams' of Kingsteignton May c1833. Adams liked her appearance & took her til Christmas [part of a 1840 Ilsington poor law examination, perhaps Soper was an overseer?] : Devon Record Office, ref. 122 A/PO 254 : www.a2a

William Soper (c1806-1888) of Diptford, Dev m.Elizabeth bef.1833
- Margaret Jane Soper b.c1834 Diptford, dressmaker ('81cen 47unm); d.30 Mar 1919, age 85unm
- Ellen Soper b.c1836 Diptford; m.Samuel Henry H White Apr>Jun 1880, Totnes, Dev; '91/'11cen widow with sister
- William Soper b.Jan>Mar 1838 Diptford (Totnes reg dist) : [??m.Emily Smith Jul>Sep
1880]
- Susan Reap Soper b.Oct>Dec 1842 Diptford (Totnes); m.William Woodley Apr>Jun 1876, Totnes ('81cen 38)
grandau : - Amelia Eveline E[lizabeth] Soper b.Apr>Jun 1869 [not vis '81cen]; dressmaker; & m.William Tucker Evans Apr>Jun 1891, both Totnes: [assume dau's of William?; mother Emily]; executor 1919
: '51cen William 44 butcher at Diptford, (Totnes), Dev; b.Ugborough, Dev; Elizabeth 44; Margaret 17; William 13; Susan 8 both scholar all b.Diptford; scan : ['41cen not vis; Ellen c25 not vis '51cen; not vis '61cen]
: ??a Elizabeth (c1807-1869) d.Jan>Mar 1869, age 62, Totnes : [but other Eliz death Totnes]
: '71cen William 64w, butcher, at Village, Diptford; b.Ugborough; children Margaret J 37unm dressmaker; Ellen 35unm; William 33unm butcher; Susan R 28unm; gr-dau Amelia E E 2 all b.Diptford : scan : [Amelia E E not vis '81cen]
: '81cen William 76 widowed annuitant at grocers shop & house, Diptford; b.Ugborough, Dev; dau Margaret J 47unm dressmaker, b.Diptford & dau-in-law Susan R Woodley 38'unm' assistant in house; Eveline Soper grand dau 12 [assume 12m] scholar; Caroline E Woodley grand dau 3 b.Harberton, Dev; John A Woodley grand son 2 b.Harberton, Dev [Soper & Woodley m.1876]
: William d.31 Mar 1888, of Diptford, Dev; d.Diptford; will Exeter 18 Apr to Margaret Jane of Diptford, spinster, dau & sole exector; estate £287 15s; from Probate Calender, scan : [William (c1807-88) d.Apr>Jun, Totnes, age 81]
: '91cen Margaret Jane 54unm dressmaker (em'er) at Diptford Village, Diptford; sister Ellen White 50 widow b.Diptford; & 2 nieces Amelia Evaline E 22unm dressmaker (em'ee) all b.Diptford; Eveline Emily J 9 scholar, b.S.Brent scan
: '01cen Margaret J 67unm shop keeper at & b.Diptford; also widowed sister Ellen White 65 living on own means b.Diptford; John A Woodby, nephew 22unm tailor b.Harberton, Dev; William H Clapp, cousin 26unm mason b.Diptford; scan
: '01cen Evelyn 19 general domestic at West Teignmouth, Dev; b.South Brent, Dev
: '11cen Margaret 77unm head, shop keeper at Diptford, S.Brent, Totnes; b.Diptford, Dev; also sister Ellen White 75 widow; nephew Clifford A? Evans 15 mason's labourer; niece Laura A Evans 10 school, all b.Diptford, Dev scan
: Margaret Jane d.30 Mar 1919, spinster of Diptford; probate Exeter 2 May 1919 to Amelia Eveline Elizabeth Evans (wife of William Tucket Evans); [niece] estate £64 5s 7d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Margaret J (c1834-1919) d.Apr>Jun, Totnes, age 85]

George Soper (c1821-?) apprenticed, aged 12, to John Hooper : 1833 : Overseers of the Poor, Modbury Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 1429A-99/PO 148/637-638 www.a2a

Anthony Soper, the younger, Removal to Plymouth [where presumably poor relief would be available], East Stonehouse : 1833 : Overseers of the Poor, Chagford Parish, Devon Record Office, 1429A-99/PO143/324 www.a2a

Thomas Lear Soper (1833-?), b.Totnes, Dev, 24 Sep 1833, nr70921, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/56 : [Thomas Lear Soper b.1833; m.Caroline Adams 1858, Plymouth, Dev; Thomas b.c1833 at Dodbrook, Dev]

John Soper esq. address Ashburton, Dev, 'Education: M.D', subscribed to 'A Topographical Dictionary Of England', 1833, published, S.Lewis, London : printed Andover : from Ancestry.com's database of Directories & Lists : [John Soper (c1797-1849) MD & surgeon of Ashburton]

Joseph Soper m.Susanna bef.1833; Joseph b.S.Brent c1810; Susanna b.c1808 Loddiswell
- Elizabeth Jane Soper b.1833 Loddiswell; '71cen 38unm invalid (imbicile)
- Mary Soper b.1836 Loddiswell; '51cen 15
- Samuel Soper b.1837 Loddiswell; ?m.Rebecca Ford Jul>Sep
1858, Kingsbridge
- Sarah Ann Soper b.Apr>Jun 1840, Loddiswell [Kingsbridge reg dist]; '51cen 10
- Susanna Sophia Soper b.Oct>Dec 1843 & d.Jan>Mar 1844, Kingsbridge, Dev
- Susan Soper b.Apr>Jun 1844, Loddiswell [Kingsbridge rd]; '61cen 18 servant at Dodbrook; '71cen 27unm cook London; '81cen not vis
- Emma Soper b.Oct>Dec 1847, Loddiswell [Kingsbridge]; '61cen 13 house servant in nr.farm; m.Henry Cole* Jul>Sep 1869, Kingsbridge, Dev : [*from grgrson Norman Cole genesreunited]
- George Soper b.Apr>Jun 1850, Loddiswell [Kingsbridge] : m.Mary Ellery 1881 maltster labourer [assumed as b.Loddiswell & dau Prothesa]; d.1917
- Prothesa Soper b.Apr>Jun 1855, Loddiswell [Kingsbridge] ; '81cen 27unm needlewoman; '91cen 35unm looking after mother; no m or d vis
: '41cen Joseph 30-4 ag lab at Well St, Loddiswell, Dev, Sussanna 30-4, Elizabeth 8, Mary 5, Samuel 4, Sarah 1 scan
: '51cen Joseph 41 ag labourer at Loddiswell Village, Kingsbridge, Dev, b.Hunt, Dev; Susanna 43; Mary 15; Sarah Ann 10 scholar; Susan 7 scholar; Emma 3; George 10w? [but b.1850] all b.Loddiswell, Dev; scan
: '51cen ?a Samuel Sopper 14 farmers servant at Loddiswell Mill, Loddiswell, (Okehampton), Dev b.Torwardleigh, Dev; servant Thomas King 59? miller (empl.5), wife 57, dau 21. 19, son 15 son-in-law 31; niece 27 & 2 other serv 16 scan
: '61cen Joseph 52 farm labourer at Dwelling House, Loddiswell; b.S.Brent; Susan 53; George 10; Prothesa 5 all b.Loddiswell
: '61cen Susanna 18 house servant b.Loddeswell; at Dodbrook, Dev; with Jane Trickey 66, sister Elizabeth Trickey both 'day school' b.Plymton; grand or great nephews, scholars, Charles T Jones 13, Henry L Jones 11, both b.High Bickington
: '61cen Emma 13 house servant b.Loddiswell Cross Farm Cottage, Loddiswell; servant to James King 65 farmer of 15 acres (employ no men?); sister Jane King 72; dauEliza King 9 all b.Loddiswell
: 1866 ??a George Soper 16 labourer, aquitted for committing an unnatural offence at Loddiswell at Crown Court Thurs; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 1 Aug 1866, from news.bl.uk; scan
: '71cen Joseph 62 ag lab, at Village, Loddiswell, Dev; b.S.Brent, Dev; Susanna 63; dau's Elizabeth 38unm invalid (imbicile); Prothesa 15 assistant in the house, all b.Loddiswell
scan
: '71cen Susan 27unm cook & housemaid, b.Kingsbridge, Dev; at 44 King William St, City, St Magnus The Martyr, Lon; with 11 young male linen draper, porters & cashiers; scan
: '71cen George 20unm farm servant Lords Wood Churchstow Dev, b.Loddiswell with widowed farmer Elizabeth Oldbey 76 faming 120a emp 3 b.N.Huith, sons 35 & 36; gen serv 28 & 15 assistant in the house, all b.Loddiswell scan
: '81cen Joseph 72 labourer b.S.Brent, Dev; Susanna 73; & dau's Elizabeth Jane 48unm; Prothesa 27unm needlewoman all b.Loddiswell, Dev
: '81cen Samuel 43 game keeper water bailiff at Main Rd, Dartington, Dev; Rebecca 41 dressmaker b.Woodleigh, Dev; Susan J 13 b.Dartington, Dev
: '81cen George 30unm maltster 30 b.Kingsbridge, Dev, boarding at Strand St, Padstow, Con
: 1882 Joseph Soper (c1809-1882) d.Apr>Jun 1882, age 73, Kingsbridge
: 1888 Elizabeth Jane Soper (c1833-1888) d.Apr>Jun 1888, age 55, Kingsbridge
: '91cen Susannah 83 pauper in 4 rooms at Well Street Hill, Loddiswell, Dev; dau Prothesa 35unm both b.Loddiswell; scan
: Susanna Soper (c1808-1895) d.Apr>Jun 1895, age 87, Kingsbridge

Richard Soper esq, address Totnes, Devon, subscribed To 'A Topographical Dictionary Of England', Vol. I., 1833 : from Ancestry.com's database of Directories & Lists

Sir Ralph Soper; Rev George Richards, master of the free grammer school instituted by Bishop of Exeter to the vicarage of Walkhampton, Dev on the presentation of Sir Ralph Soper, Bart; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 1 Jul 1833, from newspapers.bl.uk : [mistranscription of Sir R Lopes]

Samuel Soper, yeoman took James Straw Loye as an apprentice, 1833 : Stokenham Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 3031A/PO 7/12/22 [see 1815,1821,1833 & 1837] www.a2a

Samuel Soper, William Hooper & William Wilcocks, '3 larking coves', charged by the Watch of disorderly conduct Fri night 18 Jan 1833 & imprison overnight. At the Guildhall, Soper, a butcher's boy, said he'd only been spending his own money, enjoying himself in his own way, which every Englishman had an undoubted right to do. This display on top of his actions, brought him a 5s fine. Unable to pay he was consigned to prison. Hooper fined 1s, Wilcocks discharged. On Monday, Soper was brought up completely subdued & with misgivings as to being entitled 'to do what he pleased with his own' & given a fortnight to pay his fine; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 24 Jan, from newspapers.bl.uk : [2 Samuels at Exeter '41cen 20-4 tile cutter & 40-4 labourer]
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Samuel Soper & 5 other lads charged at the guildhall with divers acts of barbarity to donkies put to graze in Head Wier Field; fined 40s & in default sent to house of correction, 14d hard labour. Judge said they'd be permitted prison food allowance only, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 21 Aug 1834, from newspapers.bl.uk : [? 2 Samuels bapt Exeter 27 Mar 1814 & 14 May 1820]

John Soper, apprenticed to William Cole, yeoman, for Yarner estate, 1834 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 651 www.a2a

John Soper m.Ann bef. 1833 : [?assume John Lear Soper bpt.15 Apr 1807 to William & Elizabeth Lear who m.c1784]
- Elizabeth Soper b.1832 Harburton; '61cen 18
- Thomas Soper b.24 Sep 1833 Harburton; '61cen 17; ?Thomas Lear Soper navy stoker, m.Caroline Adams 1858, Plymouth
- George Soper b.1836 Harburton; '61cen 15 currier;
- John Soper b.1839 Harburton; '61cen 12 errand boy;
- Richard Soper b.1842 Harburton
- William Soper b.1844 Harburton
: '41cen; John30-4 at Harberton, Ann 25-9, Elizabeth 8, Thomas 7, George 5 & John 1, all b.Dev scan : [assume John Lear Soper bpt.15 Apr 1807]
: '51cen John 42 journeyman blacksmith at 13 Eldad Place, St Andrews, Plymouth, Dev; Ann 38 both b.Harburton, Dev; Elizabeth 18; Thomas 17 blacksmith both b.Dodbrook, Dev; George 15 currier; John 12 errand boy; Richard 9 scholar; William 7 both scholars all b.Harburton scan scan
: '51cen neither vis; Thomas L 28unm leading stoker, navy

Soper & Richards of Devonport, printed The Topograph; or Pedestrian’s companion to the principal bye-ways within 9 miles of Devonport….., 1833
Soper & Richards of Devonport, printed a letter addressed to the Lord Bishop of Exeter, wherein the construction, machinery, service, & sermons of the Church of England; together with the doctrines of foreknowledge, election, & predestination, are considered among the principal causes of the present vitiated & deranged state of the body politic. By a layman. 1834, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
Soper & Richards of Devonport, printed 'Remarks on Emigration' (re Lower Canada) by William F Buchan. 1834; 40 pages; see George Isabele Soper m.Maria Worsley
1835 & '34 below

William Soper b.1834 South Brent, m.Louisa Peathyjohns b.1840 S.Brent. She d.1911 age 71, dau Florence below
Florence Soper (1879-1954) b.11 Jan, S.Brent, Florence's parents William & Louisa Peathyjohns. Her maternal grandparents; Robert Peathyjohns & Mary Pow. An only child, she died, age 75, 28 Dec 1954 in Ledstone. Buried Buckland. Her 1st m.Mr Vigurs; 2nd m.21 June 1908, Plympton to William Willis. b.1884, Devon. Thier dau Dorothy b.1911 Wembury.
tree : [presume connection with Norma Madaline Soper 1932-2000 m. & d.NZ see]

George I Soper of Devonport & Ebenezer Soper of Cheapside subscribed to 'The life of Samuel Drew' a preacher, by Drew's son, of St Austell : pub London 1834, printed St Austell : [Ebenezer a calico London dealer, born St.A; see George Isabele Soper m.Maria Worsley 1835 : Perhaps relation to Ebeneza? see London notes '31]
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: Ebenezer Soper of Cheapside & George I Soper of Devonport, subscribed to The life, character & literary labours of Samuel Drew by Jacob Drew, pub.1834 Google Books snippet : [Ebenezer a calico London dealer, b.St.A; see George Isabel Soper m.Maria Worsley 1835]

John Soper, 1834 : received a letter from the overseers of Zeal Monachorum, certifying that John Tolly's place of settlement is in their parish : Kingsteignton Parish Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office : ref 2565 A/PO 53 www.a2a

Emily Soper had a bastard child. A warrant for apprehension of William Wonnacott of Sourton, the putative father made 24 Feb 1834. With order in bastardy & account of expenses of the birth : Stowford Parish : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office: ref 1368/4/290a-c www.a2a

John Soper was assaulted. James Satterley 30 was committed by William Langmead, esq, charged with having at Kingsteignton, on 4 Aug 1834 assault & threatened to do him bodily injury. Warrant 5 Aug : from Genuki. [a John of Kingsteignton took apprentice 1810 & 1854 & tailor 1824, overseer 1831 & 4, assaulted 1834]

Thomas Soper b.Devon, indentured, St. Woolas parish, Monmonth, 8 Feb 1834 for 7 years : On 8 Feb 1841; "To certify the within Thomas Soper has served me 6 years, 10 months, 22 days of his apprenticeship. Witnessed T Pain? Signed W Perkins, shipbuilder, Dry Sack, Newport, Monmouth : Then Thomas Soper, came to Newfoundland & m.Priscilla Spracklin

Abraham Soper & 5 others complained of by Rev Tripp of St Sidwells [, Exeter], for breach of the peace Mon 7 Jul 1834. They were engaged in a boxing match. The Rev learned that 2 other fights intended that evening* & requested 2 constables interfere. They expressed sorrow to the Rev of what had occurred & promised never to offend again, so the Magistrates discharged them with admonishment; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 10 Jul, from newspapers.bl.uk : [*so infer they were audience or organisers] : [surely not Rev Abraham Soper Hexter of Exeter above??] : [an Abraham Soper m.1 Aug 1836 St Sidwell]

Joseph Soper (c1823-?) apprenticed, aged 11, to William Hellier, yeoman, 1834 : Overseers of the Poor, Bovey Tracey Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 2160 A/PO 648 www.a2a [He apprenticed William Soper in 1823]

Peggy Margaret Soper (1807-?) m.Henry Pillage (1805-?), 3 Oct 1834, Hobleton Devon : 8 children Feb 1835-1849 : [possibly she was his first wife] : Pillage family webpage

Mr Soper. superannuated warder of the Dock Yard, & wife had a dau, being Mrs Soper's 20th child! 14 Jan 1834, in South St, Devonport, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 23 Jan , from newspapers.bl.uk : [no bpt vis early 1834 (igi)]

John Soper (c1794-1835) from Devon, of St. John’s, died 1835, age 41, Times, 28 Oct 1835

Mr Soper occupied Goldswell Farm, 71a 3r arable, meadow & orchard lands with a good slate quarry, lot 13 of 24 properties in Blackawton & Slapton, Dev, for auction 25 Aug at Seven Stars Inn; in 'Royal Cornwall Gazette' (pub.Truro) 8 Aug 1835, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [Philip Hayman farming Goldswell, Slapton 1870 source (John Soper a bucher in same Slapton directory)]

Dr Soper, 1 of 37 stewards at dinner in honor of Sir J B Yarde Buller at Ashburton 14 Feb [owned land in Brixham; MP for Devon S 1837]; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 12 Feb 1835, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [connection? an Arthur Soper of Thrushelton 99y lease Thrushelton 1741 from John Francis Buller esq of Morval, Cornwall]

Richard Soper Mayor of Totnes, esq. Sat on the bench at the Michaelmas Quarter Sessions - 1835 : source : [a Richard Mayor of Totnes again 1852] : [assume Richard 72 unm alderman, landed proprietor, Totnes '61cen]
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Richard Soper esq; ex mayor (reformer) polled 234 at Totnes. The reformers rejoiced in complete triumph in Town Council election. Soper got highest votes of the 12 councillors elected, 9 Reformers; 3 Tories; 277 of the 245 registered burgesses voted. The Tories made great exertions so their mortification more severe; in 'The Morning Chronicle' (pub.Lon) 31 Dec 1835, from newspapers.bl.uk

Edward Soper b.c1835 at Tavistock : m.1876 Annie Welch at Victoria, Australia, but d.10 Apr 1877 igi : ['41cen, only Edward b.c1834 Hennock to James & Sarah, but a married Devon farmer in '61 & '71cen & widowed Devon farmer '81cen]

George Isabell Soper of Devonport, m.Maria Worsley at Stoke Church, [Stoke Damerel] 13 Jun 1835 eldest dau of Rev Isreal Worsley of Lincon, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 25 Jun , from newspapers.bl.uk [& igi]
: George Isabell Soper bpt.29 Apr 1796 Bathesda, Cornwall (bpt.26 Jul) to George & Grace, see 1794
- dau b. bef.28 Dec 1837, Aubyn St, Devonport; not with family '61cen
- George Edward Soper b.2 Dec 1842, Devonshire Cottages, Plymouth; (b.reg Jan>Mar 1843); George E W S a lanquage teacher, see '81cen : [assume initial W=Worsley]
: George Isabell Soper, A manuscript volume of poems 1819-22 - [s.l.][s.n.] - 250 pages : some music ; 22cm. - Author resident in Plymouth : some poems of Westcountry interest. Record no: 31822 ; WSL: s821/SOP source : George Isabell Soper wrote 'Poems', Published by the author, 1822
: Soper & Richards, were publishing by devon.gov.uk 1830 (a Devonport quide). They took over publishing The Devonport Telegraph & Plymouth Chronicle Newspaper from 1840. [partner was William Richards] [also see 1825 notes for George] source
: George Soper, editor of "Plymouth Journal" & held the proprietory of "Dock Telegraph" [when?] Mr. Congdon retired 1827[?]; until 1832, when William Richards, printer & bookseller, entered into a partnership. "Plymouth Journal" sold to John Robins, solicitor scan
: G I Soper, of Devonport, agent for`Norwich Union Fire Insurance Society; Farming stock insured for 2s per cent; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 26 Sep 1833, from
newspapers.bl.uk; scan, 4, 5 & 6
: Soper & Richards printed books
1833/4 : 1836 : 1855 & London 1865
: Wrote religious book '34 & '36 entries
: Mrs G I Soper gave birth to a dau in Aubyn St, Devonport, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 28 Dec 1837, from newspapers.bl.uk
: George J Soper Agent to the Norwich fire & life insurance office, 49 Fore St, Devonport; in Robsons 1839-40 Directory 1839
: Soper & Richards, Publishers of the Devonport Telegraph & Plymouth Chronicle, 49 Fore St, Devonport; in Robsons 1839-40 Directory 1839
: George J Soper agent to Norwich Fire & Life Insurance office, 49 Fore St; from Devonport Residents Directory 1839, from devonportonline.co.uk; also listed at 49 Fore St: Soper & Richards, Publishers of the Devonport Telegraph & Plymouth Chronicle
: George Isabell Soper Newspaper publisher. 49 Fore St, Devonport 1840. Agent to Norwich Fire & Life Office 1840. Registered press for Plymouth & Devonport Weekly Journal 16/5/1825 (DRO Q/S 69)
: Mr Soper, before joining that paper, was a part proprietor & editor of ... Mr Soper used to visit the office for a short time nearly every day, … GoogleBooks.com snippets from Then & Now: 50 Years of Newspaper Work, pub 1887
: not vis '41cen
: George Isabell Soper & William Richards both of Devonport, Dev, trading as Soper & Richards, proprietors, publishers & printers of the Devonport Telegraph & Plymouth Weekly Newspaper & in the trade of job printers, was 25 May 1841 instant, dissolved by mutual consent; (http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/19982/pages/1370”>London Gazette 28 May)
: Soper & Richards, printers of Devonport, partnership dissolved; London Gazette 28 May; from The Times 29 May 1841; 27/211p
: George I Soper's wife of a son b.2 Dec 1842 at Devonshire Cottages, Plymouth; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 8 Dec, from newspapers.bl.uk
: wrote book on Life Assurance '46] source
: George Isabell Soper of 46 Curzon St, Mayfair, secretary of Central Metropolitan Dispensary, 14 Leicester Place, Leicester Sq, founded last Nov for relief of the poor. Subscriptions for planned enlargement; in 'Daily News' 17 Mar 1848, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: George S Soper 54 secretary of mines, mining agent at 16 Pelham Place, Holy Trinity, Kensington, M.sx '51cen, b.St Austell, Cornwall; Anna M 49 b.Rochester, Kent; George E 9 scholar b.Plymouth, Dev
scan : [?was Anna M wife Maria or 2nd wife]
: George J Soper, Consulting & Advising Mine Agency, offices 11 Adam St, Adelphi; Can ascertain the value of mining setts; advice aided by experienced geologists ; in 'Daily News' (pub.Lon) 24 Jan 1851, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: Mr Soper, Consulting & Advising Mine Agency Offices 11 Adam St, Adelphi; ensuring more than the usual run of dividends; in 'Morning Post' (pub.Lon) 28 Mar 1851, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: George I Soper of Pelham Rd, Brompton, Lon a director of 'Mokelomne River Gold Quartz Co', temp offices 18 Essex St, Strand, company founded to work land on Mokelomne River, Calaveras, California. Investors invited; 'Daily News' 10 May
1853, scan
: not vism '61cen
: G I S liquidator for voluntary winding up of Coed Mawr Pool Mining Co, offices 25a Cucklersbury, City, London. It's lead mine at Llanrwst, N.Wales for sale with machinery & buildings to pay the residue of losses;
1864; scan
: George Isabell Soper of Bucklesbury, Lon, a mining secretary, 1 of 4 people who made a 2y agreement concerning search for minerals in manor of Birker, Cumberland : 5 Oct 1865 : ref DSTAN/3/38 [There were large iron ore deposits there] : [Bucklesbury nr.The Bank, City of London]
: '71cen George I Soper (c1797-?) 74 a financial agent b.St Austell, Con, lodging at Pentonville Rd, St James, Clerkenwell in household of William B Morris, an annuitant & family all b.Jamaca/St Helena (other lodgers an engineer 65 & retired army officer 57)
: George Isabell Soper (c1799-1875) d.Apr>Jun 1875 Shoreditch, Lon age 76 : [perhaps actually age 78/9]

George Soper (1835-?), b.Totnes, Dev, 4 Nov 1835, nr46916, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/16

John Soper (b.c1801 Ermington, Dev*, [S of Dartmoor] m.Sarah (b.c1814 Revelstoke [5m W Plymouth]) m.bef.1836? [might guess a Miss Woods? - not vis igi]
: ?a John Soper bpt.23 Nov 1800 Ermington, to John & Mary (igi) '51cen carpenter 15
- John Samuel Soper b.c1836 Dev [from '41cen] '51cen 15 carpenter [??a JSS in NZ, returned to Plymouth
1900 age 65]
- William Woods Soper b.c1838 Totnes, tailor [not vis bmd] (deaf & dumb since birth); '81cen 43unm with brother James; '91cen 54 butchers ass with brother Thomas; '11cen 73unm with sister
- Mary Jane Soper ?b.Apr>Jun 1840, Totnes [but b.Charles '61cen] : [b.Plymouth bmd dist] m.Henry Pinkey Jan>Mar 1860, Bristol, Glos; by '61cen Mrs Pinkley 21 back with parents?
- Emma Grace Soper b.Oct>Dec 1842, Totnes ('b.N.Bovey' - but that's Newton Abbott bmd dist) : unm prison matron '71cen-'91cen Knaphill, Sy; d.9 Jan 1922 [below], age 79 Furzehill Rd, Plymouth, left £618
- Thomas Woods Soper b.Jan>Mar 1846 Totnes; a butcher; m.Eliza Elizabeth Lewarn Jan>Mar 1876 Plymouth ; d.1937 Plymouth, age 90
- James Soper b.Oct>Dec 1848, Totnes; '81cen carrier; m.Margaret Knight 1878; d.1914, Plymouth, age 65;
- Frederick Soper b.Jul>Sep 1853, Plymouth; greengrocer; m.Hannah Lewarn 1878 Charles, Plymouth; '11cen butcher 58
: '41cen John 40 carrier at Plymouth Rd, Totnes, Sarah 27, John Samuel 5, William 4, Mary Jane 2 all b.Dev (same premises Elizabeth Juanair? 60 ind, William Henry 27 carpenter j [..ourneyman?], Ann 25, William 1 & Gilbert Jefferson 30 chemist & public lecturer?) : scan
: *1848-54 move 20m E to Plymouth; wife b.Revelstoke [5m W Plymouth]; John b.Ermington midway on Totnes to Plymouth Road
: '51cen John 50 green grocer at 30b Bilbury St, Charles [1 of 4 large households 23 people]; b.Ermington; Sarah 37 b.Revelstoke; John S 15 apprentice carpenter; William W 13 apprentice tailor deaf & dumb, b.Totnes; Mary J 11 Emma G 6; Thomas W 5 & James 2 all scholars all b.Totnes; scan & scan
: '61cen John 60 carrier & green grocer 29 Bilbury St, Charles; b.Ermington; Sarah 47 tailor b.Revelstoke; William W 23 unm tailor b.Totnes (d&d from birth); married dau Mary J Pinkley 21; Emma G 18 b.N.Bovey; Thomas W 15; James 12 all b.Totnes; Frederick 7 b.Plymouth both scholars
: '71cen John 70 once a carrier at 9 Duke St, Charles, Plymouth, b.Ermington; Sarah 57, b.Revelstoke?; William 33 tailor (deaf & dumb since birth), b.Totnes; James 22 a cardman? [carman?] labourer, b.Totnes; Emma Poss 35; scan
: '71cen Thomas Wood Soper 25 butcher b.Totnes; Frederick 17 [mistranscribed 'Toper'] b.Plymouth, lodging with William H Ross 35, Elizabeth 34, William H G 11, Alfred 10, Eliza E 8, Mary 38, Sarah 24
: 1877 John Soper d.5 Sep 1877, carrier of Plymouth; will Exeter 9 Oct 1877 to Sarah Soper of Plymouth, widowed wife & sole executrix; estate under £200; from Probate Calender, scan [John (c1801-1877) d.Jul>Sep 1877, Plymouth age 76]
: 1881 ?a Sarah (c1814-1881) d.Jan>Mar Plymouth, age 67] : ['81cen (3 Apr) not vis]
: son? a John at an Inn, general carrier, 9 Duke St 1879 directory : [1890 directory; carrier from Duke St to Dartmoor prison]
: '81cen : son? James 33 general carrier at 9 Duke St, Charles The Martyr, Plymouth; b.Totnes, Dev; Margaret 29 b.Bedford; William J 21m; Walter C 6m both b.Plymouth; & brother William W 43unm b.Totness, Dev
: '81cen : Emma Grace 38unm matron at Female Convict Prison, Knaphill, Woking; b.Totnes, Dev
: '91cen Emma Grace 48unm matron 'sec col 2' at Female Prison ('convict prison'), Knaphill, (St John), Woking, Sy; b.Totnes (on p.13, 9 chief matrons & 14 matrons); 53 officers, 285 convicts; scan; prison history closed by 1895
: '11cen Emma Grace 68unm retired principle matron, Aylesbury Prison [Bucks] in 5 rooms at 63 Furze Mill Rd, Nutley, Plymouth, Dev, b.Totnes, Dev; William Woods Soper 73unm deaf & dumb; b.Totnes, Dev scan
: 1922 Emma Grace d.9 Jan 1922, spinster of Furzehill Rd, Plymouth, Dev; died North Friary Nursing Home, Plymouth; probate London 24 Mar 1922 to Frederick Soper butcher [assume brother], Emma Soper spinster [who was she?]; estate £618 4s 5d ; from Probate Calender, scan : [Emma G (c1843-1922) d.Jan>Mar, Plymouth, age 79 to John & Sarah who m.bef 1836]
: 1922 Emma Grace, 11 Jan 1922, Inquisitions Post Mortem, HM Coroner, Plymouth, ref 1650/1650/2390 www.a2a
: Laura researching John Dec'13 genesreunited.co.uk

Elioeoni Soper, Druggist, Old Town St, Plymouth ; from Thomas's Directory for 1836 (still there in 1847 ) :
George Soper, Gent.: Oxford Place, Plymouth ; from Thomas's Directory for 1836
Joseph Soper, Ship owner, Woolster St, Plymouth ; from Thomas's Directory for 1836 : [see also Joseph Soper, Ship Owner, 1815, 1817, 1852, 1855]

Ann Tickle Soper (c1809-?), 'spinster' had an illegitimate child, Ann Tickle (at Lamerton?), Lamerton sent them to Sourton, Devon (9m NE). A court case 'King v Sourton Parish', 26 May 1836 decided which parish should support her. Ann Soper, born a pauper at Sourton 25 years ago & married John Tickle there 7 or 8 years before this birth. After 2 or 3 years, he moved to Clifton, '100 miles distant' [actually 32m NE?]. He'd rented a property there for 25 years. (Incidentally, court told he lived incestuously there with his wife's sister who bore him children). Which parish supported the paupers depended on illegitimacy. Proof of husband's 'non-access' [no intercourse] was deemed inadmissible, so presumably Ann jnr (& Ann snr?) remained supported by Sourton : Google Books [map of places] also

G J Soper & W Richards publish the Devonport Telegraph & Plymouth Chronical on Saturday mornings 1836; Google Books snippet : [George Isabell Soper see]

James Soper of Plympton St Mary, a mason, took a 7 year lease of 2 fields called Mill Meadow (adjoining Plympton St Mary Bridge) & Higher Stone Meadow : Rent: £27 pa : 25 Mar 1836, from John Parker, Earl of Morley of Boringdon : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 69/M/4/178 [This lease was repeated 25 Mar 1836] www.a2a : [assume James m.Rachael bef.1819]

John Soper of Diptford, Devon : 1836 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1091 www.a2a

Richard Soper of Diptford, Devon : 1836 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1094 www.a2a

Thomas Soper of Ashburton, Devon : 1836 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1100 www.a2a

Lloyd's register 1836
F Soper [master] 308 : Sr ptIB : 93tons 78 : [built] Plymouth ND & Dr, 1824 : J Soper [owner] : [home port] Plymouth : [voyage] Plymouth to N'fndld : AE1 2 : [hull standard] AE 1 3,37
J Soper [owner] 681 : Bustler Sr : J Poland [master] : 74tons : [built] Bridpt,1811 37 : [home port] Plymouth : [voyage] Ply to Newdld : - - [hull standard] A1 4,37
J Soper [owner] : Sr ptIB : J Leader [master] : 96tons : [built] Plymouth,1832 : [home port] Plymouth : [voyage] Ply to Baltic : 10- [hull standard] A1 35 : Google Snippets : [assume Joseph Soper]

J Soper, J P was on prominant persons in list of reformers inc the Mayor at meeting of the South Hams district, S div of Devon (gave a well attended meal for their liberal predecessors at the Town Hall). 500 people dined at Totnes Mayoralty Room that was expensively extended by 42 feet : from The Times 17 Dec 1836 47/761n & 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 22 Dec, from newspapers.bl.uk

Soper & 2 others failed to claim shares in a succesful silver mine for advice given & libelled the owner in his paper The Devonport Telegraph by suggesting the mine had failed. Libel, Malachy v Soper & another Western Circuit, Exeter, 26 Mar 1836 : from The Times 28 Mar: [Presume this was George Isabell Soper, who became proprietor of the paper : m.Maria Worsley 1835] Malachi v. Soper. from The Times 26 Nov : Soper lost appeal of above
: Soper, & Richards proprietors & publishers of Devonport Telegraph, accused of slander in Malachy v Soper following an article that caused shares in Malachy's silver mine in Calstock & Callington, Cornwall to sink. Argued the shares was sinking before the article. Verdict for plaintiff, but nominal damages of £5; in 'The Morning Post' (pub.Lon) 29 Mar 1836, from newspapers.bl.uk
: G I Soper of Devonport, agent for Norwich Union Fire Insurance Co; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' (pub.) 24 Mar 1836, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Henry Soper c1789-?) a Gunner, born Plymouth; Age on entry: 32; Served 9 Dec 1821 to 30 Jun 1836 : National Archives ref ADM 29/3/328

Mr Soper, tenant, for 3 lives, of Higher Bructon Farm (102a) & Lower Bructon Farm (102a) each with farm house, lots 6 & 7. 9 lot auction of Manor of Bosomzeal, Dittisham, Dev; in 'Standard' (pub.London) 9 Aug 1836, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: '41cen James 40-4 farmer at Bructon, Dittisham; Susan 35-9; John 8; Grace 5 & Grace Blank 30-4 servant, John Wootton 15-9 ag lab, Thomas Ferris 15-9 ag lab, Richard Lovel 14 ag lab (all b.Dev)
scan
: '51cen ??John 18 rail labr at Eiloe? Tything, Aivre parish, Westbury-on-Severn, Glos '51cen, b.Rent, Dev scan
: '61cen John 27unm a guager on the railway Couranon? Wood, Egg Buckland, Dev; b.S.Brent; in household of Susan Clogg 49 widowed, farm lab & keeper of cow; 3 sons 7-28
: '61cen Grace B 25unm governess b.Dittisham in household of Matthew Partridge 38, a farmer employing 8; wife Ellen Ann 35 both b.Sandford & 7 kids 13-1; 4 gen serv Ann Butchers 28; Frances Layman 15; F T Butchers 16 all b.Crediton; Wm Hodge 18 b.Sandford : [no Grace B m or d.vis; not in '71cen]

George Soper (c1802-?) a naval rating, b.Devonport; Age On Entry: 32. Served: 7 May 1834-16 Mar 1837; Application: Admiralty 28 Apr 1837 : National Archives ref ADM 29/14/275

Mary Soper, died age 76; Sat 1 Jan 1837 at Morehampstead, wife of John Soper, farrier of Morehampstead; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 5 Jan, from newspapers.bl.uk

William Soper in Devon Court, 27 Jun 1837; sentence aquittal : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

William Soper merchant of Newfoundland, m.Eliza Pering, niece & adopted child of Mr N Peek 15 Jubilee St (& youngest dau of Robert Pering, of Allaleigh, nr Totnes), on Saturday last. After the ceremony (at Charles Church, by Rev Hare), the happy pair left for Exeter; The Newfoundlander, Thur 16 Feb 1837 : Plymouth Herald, 14 Jan; from Peter Bolton & from 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 19 Jan from newspapers.bl.uk
: William Garland Soper bapt.8 Dec at Plymouth, Dev 1837 vol9 p318 (b.Oct-Dec bmd reg) : [William Garland Soper (1837-1908) SA merchant of Surrey biog]

Ann [ne Soper] & John Bidder has a son Edwin Bidder (1837-1872) A civil engineer, he died Lahore, India. Death recorded at St Andrew's, Moretonhampstead : from A Short History of George Parker Bidder (his Uncle). For Ann's 1st son, [see 1811] : [Ann m.John 1819] : [a Nancy Soper's died Marylebone, Lon, bmd reg Jan-Mar 1839]

James Soper of Hennock, Dev : 1837 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1086 www.a2a

William Soper merchant of Newfoundland, m.Eliza Pering, niece & adopted child of Mr N. Peek 15 Jubilee St (& youngest dau of Robert Pering, of Allaleigh, nr Totnes), on Saturday last. After the ceremony (at Charles Church, by Rev Hare), the happy pair left for Exeter; The Newfoundlander, Thurs 16 Feb 1837 : Plymouth Herald, 14 Jan From: Peter Bolton : & from 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 19 Jan from newspapers.bl.uk

Sarah Soper of Exeter, Devon : 1837 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1097 www.a2a

Richard Soper of Totnes, gent, lease to Edward Rodd of Trebartha Hall : Rodd estates inherited by ER. Property in Totnes occupied by Aaron Tozer of Plymouth, naval captain : 30 Dec 1837 : Devon Record Office, ref RD/1124 : [6 other 'RD/' Soper records from Rodd family records] www.a2a : [assume Richard 72 unmarried alderman, landed proprietor, Totnes '61cen]

Samuel Soper, yeoman took Samuel Login as an apprentice, 1837 : son of Samuel & Jane Login Hallsands, bapt 7 Nov 1825 ; Stokenham Parish, Overseers of the Poor : Devon Record Office, ref 3031A/PO 7/12/42 [see 1815,1821,1833 & 1837] www.a2a

Caroline Soper (?-1837) Librarian. 137 Sidwell St,[Exeter?]. 1837 & 1838 : source from The Devon book trades a biographical dictionary

Nancy Soper appeared at Marylebone Court, a miserably clad elderly woman at insistance of Major-General Sir James Cockburn of Grove Rd, Regents Park. She met him electioneering at Plymouth, she came to London & paced outside his house, he gave money but she was there the next day. Nancy said she was made Lady Southampton, just before the late Kings death & asked to speak with the Queen. Judge Laing 'had no doubt about the poor creature's insanity' : from The Times 16 Dec 1837 51/761n

Mrs G I Soper gave birth to a dau in Aubyn St, Devonport, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 28 Dec 1837, from newspapers.bl.uk : [George Isabell Soper m.Maria Worsley 1835]

Miss Soper occupied part of a property containing 4 dwelling houses, 2 front & 2 at back extremity in St Sidwells, Exeter with garden, nearly oppposite Verney Place, for auction; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 13 Jul 1837, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan ['41cen 26 Sopers in St Sidwell, ??possibly Mary Soper 70-4 of independent means, with Charlott Ley 30-4, & kids 2-9?]

William Soper of Haberton, Dev, m.Elizabeth Southwood (Miss) of Exeter; in 'The Bristol Mercury' 14 Jan 1837, from newspapers.bl.uk : [a William m.1 Jan 1837 Exeter, St.Peter Cathedral]; assume William b.4 Jun 1805 to William blacksmith of Harberton, m.Elizabeth Lear who m.1804
: William Soper & Elizabeth Soper baptisms [always on their wedding anniversary]
- Susan Sophia Southwood Soper bpt.1 Jan 1838, m.Jan>Mar 1867 Totnes [to either James Parr or John Vickory]
- Samuel Southwood Soper bpt.1 Jan 1839, at St Andrews, [b.Oct>Dec 1838 : d.Apr>Jun 1849 Totnes]
- Samson Southwood Soper bpt.1 Jan 1841 [birth reg Oct>Dec 1840, Totnes], died Jul>Sep 1843 Totnes, Dev
- Servington Savory Soper bpt.1 Jan 1843*, Harberton, father a blacksmith of Harberton, [birth reg Oct>Dec 1842, Totnes] m.Mary Elizabeth Crannaford Jan>Mar 1873 : d.Jan>Mar 1879 both Totnes, age 36 , Probate Record
: ['41cen William 36 smith at In Cottage, Harbeton Village, Harberton; , Elizabeth 38, Susan 3, Samuel 2, Samson 8m / Richard Harris smith's apprentice scan (near father 59 blacksmith)]
: ['51cen William 45 blacksmith; b.Harberton; Mary 34 b.Buckfastleigh, Dev; Susan S S 13 scholar; Servington S 8 scholar both b.Harberton; also visitor Mary J Easterbrook 6 scholar b.Buckfastleigh scan]
: ['61cen William 55, a blacksmith employing 2 boys b.Harberton; Mary 44 b.Buckfastleigh; Sewington S Soper 18, an blacksmith b.Harberton]
: ['61cen Susan 23unm gen serv at Ore Place, Ore, Sx; b.Harberton, Dev in household of Charles Pannel 43 a land proprietor & JP]
: ['71cen William 65 blacksmith & farmer of 16a at Harberton Village; b.Harberton; Mary 54, b.Buckfastleigh; Sewington S 27 blacksmith, b.Harberton; Thomas C 18 apprentice blacksmith, b.Blackawton : scan]
: ['81cen William 75 retired blacksmith at Harberton Village; b.Harberton; Mary 64 b.Buckfastleigh, Dev; Mary E widowed dau in law 35 b.Staverton, Dev; & grandchildren William 7; Walter 7 both scholar; Elizabeth Jane 2 all b.Harberton, Dev]
: ['91cen William 85 retired blacksmith at The Village, Harberton; b.Harberton; Mary 74 b.Buckfastleigh; Mary E widowed dau-i-law 46 b.Staverton, Dev; Elizabeth J 12 grndau, scholar b.Harberton]
: ['11cen Mary Elizabeth 66 widowed head at (Harbertonford) Totnes; Elizabeth Jane 32 dau [dressmaker] both b.Dev]
(*Mother's name written as Elizabeth Sophia, a single line appears through Sophia; did the minister think Soper was Sophia when told their names?) from www.freegen.com : [see '51cen]

Mr Soper of Quay, Brixham, an agent for Independent & West Middlesex Assurance Co; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 14 Jun 1838, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

John Soper, spirit merchant & Caroline Wills, 15 Dec 1838: by Licence. Both sign. Wits; John Parton, Mary W Leach & Elizabeth Will; Fathers; Peter Soper, yeoman & -blank-

William Soper & Eliza Soper bapt at Harberton ; Harriet Soper 18 Nov 1838, Sarah Ann Soper 31 Jan 1841, Richard Soper 25 May 1843, Sophia Soper 21 Mar 1845, Richard Soper 17 Feb 1847, father a shoemaker of Harberton, Devon from www.freegen.com

William Soper. returned guardian of the Poor Law, Totnes after a severe contest, (as were, Thorntal Bental, Wm Bowden & Wm Holberton), 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 5 Apr 1838, from newspapers.bl.uk a name="1838jrss">

Joseph Robert Start Soper, (c1813-1851), m.Jane Selden Pearce Mortimer, 1838, St Pancras,London, a seaman on HMS Columbine see London 1838; b.Devonport* c1813 & has marriage cert*]. Parents Joseph & Hannah, a Devonport shipwright, see 1812

Thomas Soper of Devonport grocer & George Tucker, Devonport tallow chandler & creditors of John Bath, Devonport grocer become trustees of the creditors 22 May 1838 London Gazette 6 July
: Thomas Soper grocer & tea dealer of 45 Market St in Devonport Residents 1839, from devonportonline.co.uk
: Soper & Co Plymouth amongst medicine venders selling 'Framptons Pill of Health', for liver complaints; in 'Cornwall Royal Gazette' 12 Feb 1841, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: Soper, of 1 of 7 suppliers in Devonport stocking Frampton's Pill of Health, cures headache, colds, flatuance, bowel, skin, urinary, pregnancy & sight problems, & suits elderly & children of all ages; 1s 1½d per box; in 'Cornwall Royal Gazette', 27 Nov 1840, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [ stocking Frampton's Pill of Health, cures headache, colds, flatuance, bowel, skin, urinary, pregnancy & sight problems, & suits elderly & children of all ages; 1s 1½d per box 1840; scan]

Susan Soper Nicholls b.Oct>Dec 1838, Newton Abbott, Dev (bmd)
: Maria Soper Nicholls (c1810-1872) d.Jul>Sep 1872, Holborn, Lon, age 62

Eli Soper request in 1838, to 'Plymouth Commissioners for Paving, Lighting & Watching', that a lamp be placed in Copperhouse Lane : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office ref 1609/1546 www.a2a
: E Soper of Plymouth selling Perry's VD purifying pills? For both sexes & Gonorrhea & diseases of urinary passage (without using that deadly poison, Mercury), send letter for advice to Perry & Co, Liverpool with usual 1 guinea fee; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' (pub.Dev) 20 Sep 1838, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: Soper of Plymouth sells Costello's Collyrium or Royal Eye Ointment; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 6 Jun 1839, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [Elioenai a chemist]

John Soper ploughman; 'master' Mrs Soper of Exminster came 14th in an Exminster & Kenn Poughing match, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 15 Nov 1838, from newspapers.bl.uk
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John Soper of Exminster (brother of the 1st prizeman at Newton St Cyres) & William Baker of Powderham both young farmers, agreed to plough against each other at Turner's Farm, Exminster with above 200 present. Viewed with greatest interest by everyone present & so excelent were their work - such the truth & perfectness of it, the judges declaired 'a dead heat', followe4d by dinner at Wares Stowey Arms Inn, Exminster, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 28 Nov 1839, from newspapers.bl.uk

John Soaper m.Jane Davis, [or Sarah Edge, Elizabeth Elliott, Hannah Morton or Mary Ann Muskin Davis] Apr>Jun 1839, Lambeth, Lon (bmd)
- John Soper b.Jan>Mar 1840, Torquay [Newton Abbott reg dist] cabinet maker;/auctioneers ass/baliff; m.Harriett Pike Oct>Dec
1861, NA
- James Thomas Soper b.Oct>Dec 1844, Torquay; [NA reg dist]; '71cen 27unm carpenter
: '41cen family not visable
: '51cen John 40 chairman at Pimlico, Tormoham, Torquay, (Newton Abbot), Dev; b.South Bovey, Dev; Jane 39 b.Kingskerswell, Dev; John 12; James 6 both scholar b.Torquay; also lodgers Ann Webber 58m charwoman b.North Tawton, Dev & Ellen Keeman 19unm b.Chaltham, Dev scan
: '61cen John 50 labourer 15 Melville St, Tormoham, b.Bovey Tracey; Jane 55; John 21unm cabinet maker; James T 16 carpenter all b.Torquay : [4 other households in property]
: '71cen John (c1812-?) cab driver 59, at 13 Melville St, Tormoham, Torquay; b.Bovey Tracy, Dev; Jane 60, b.Ipplepen?, Dev; James T 27 carpenter, b.Torquay, Dev
: ??a Jane Soper (c1814-1874) d.Jan>Mar 1874, age 60, Newton Abbott, [but age seems 2 to 8y out]
: '81cen John 70 widower cabdriver, at 15 Melville St, Tormoham, Dev; b.Bovey Tracey; & 2nd household head at address [son?] John 44 auctioneers ass; wife Harriett 50; Jane 18unm; John 15, all b.Torquay
: 1890 John Soper (c1810-1890) d.Jul>Sep 1890, age 80, Newton Abbott

James Soper Hutchings m.Jul>Sep 1839, Totnes, Dev
connection? a Charlotte Soper Hutchings b.Jul>Sep 1851 m.Jul>Sep 1880, (to either James Bowden or John Clist) both St Thomas, Dev

Grace Soper Rockey bpt.23 Jun 1839 to John & Betsey Rockey of Nethercott, Broadwoodwidger. Most likely from John Rockey m.Betsy Soper Oct>Dec 1837 Holsworthy (RD for Broadwoodwidger) & named after her paternal aunt Grace Rocky rootswebsource from David Langenberg, Newark, USA
: Harriot Soper Rockey m.Jan>Mar 1873 (to either John Doidge or William Gerry), Launceston, Com (bmd)
: ?an Amos Rockey Soper b.Jan>Mar 1866 Launceston to William & Betsey who m.c1845 Cornwall & d.1909 age 43
: other possibilities from David, was GSR connected to Grace Soper 44 (so b.c1787) bur.Broadwoodwidger 10 Oct 1831? If unm might parents be John Soper & Grace Davey m.17 Feb 1764 Broadwoodwidger. Or perhaps GSR named from Edward Soper & Grace Bailey m.25 Mar 1811 Broadwoodwidger.Holsworthy Dec 1837. 5 Grace Soper's m.in Deanery of Tavistock CD: m.William Colling 18 Sep 1772 Tavistock; m.John Arscott 6 May 1817 Milton Abbot; m.James Ackford 12 Oct 1818 Sourton; m.Samuel Worden 2 Jul 1821 Lamerton & m.William Yeo 30 Mar 1836 Broadwoodwidger

Elizabeth Soper (?-1866) m.Philip Spear (1811-?) Jul>Sep 1839 at Tavistock, Dev . children born in Bradstone, Devon : Elizabeth Ann (1841-1912) , Laura (1842-1874), William Soper Spear (1845-1886) , Henry (1845?-?), Alfred (1848-1939), Gideon Ebenezer (1852-1933). family in Bradstone '51cen : source; His 2nd wife 1871 Alice (?-1894) died Tavistock Spear _Marriages site]

George J Soper Agent to the Norwich fire & life insurance office, 49 Fore St, Devonport; in Robsons 1839-40 Directory 1839
Soper & Richards, Publishers of the Devonport Telegraph & Plymouth Chronicle, 49 Fore St, Devonport; in Robsons 1839-40 Directory 1839
Toomas Soper grocer & tea dealer, 45 Market St, Devonport; in Robsons 1839-40 Directory 1839 [see]

Ann Soper bpt.Totnes workhouse 26 Mar 1839 daughter of Ann Soper [Illeg] chargable to South Brent rootsweb
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Ann Soper, Thomas Soper & Mary Jane Soper, perhaps illegitimate, all bapt.1839. presumably while at the Totnes Union Workhouse. Ann & Mary Jane chargable to South Brent : Thomas to Stoke Gabriel rootsbeb Totnes Records

William Soper, at Lamerton; mentioned in unreadable scan in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' (pub.) 1 Aug 1839, from newspapers.bl.uk [a manganese miner 35 '41cen]

Thomas Soper chargeable to Stoke Gabriel, Ann Soper & Mary Jane Soper chargeable to South Brent; Totnes Workhouse had 23 baptisms (21 illegitimate) that were chargeable to other parishes in 1839 : Totnes Records [a Mary Jane Soper b.1838 at Hennock, Dev (igi) a Thomas b.1839 Brixham, Dev]

Emma Soper Hexter b Dec 1839, Exeter : a Hexter surname site [see 'Hexter' in 1850 & 1877]

Samuel Soper of Exeter made a Regency style oak corner gun stand, 19thC. It was recorded in 6th Duke of Bedford's 1839 inventory. Perhaps from the hunting lodge on his Tavistock Estate : For Sale £9000 : Totnes Records : [see Samuel 1803]

Susan Soper (c1818-?), age 21 in Devon Court, 1 Jan 1839; sentence Imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

George Soper Brimblecombe b.1839 Chagford, Dev. Master Builder (employed 3), '51cen at Pie Corner, Chagford : '81cen New Street, Chagford : '91cen New St : at Chagford in 1901, 1902, 1910, 1914, 1919 & 1923. Devon Stonemason site : [a Wiliam Soper died in Changford 1839, below]
: George Soper Brimblecombe builder of New St, Chagford, Devon (d.4 Dec 1927) Will proved 20 Mar 1928 by executors Alfred Henry Jeffery & Samuel Harold Neck. Claims by 31 May 1928 (London Gazette 27 Mar) : ['11cen George Soper Brimblecombe, (c1838-?) at Okehampton, Dev, age 73] : [connection? a George Soper Brimblecombe bapt 1866 Weymouth, Dorset] : [perhaps a George Soper m.Ann Brimblecombe Oct>Dec 1848, Okehampton, Dev]

John Soper, merchant, m.Miss [Caroline] Wills, lately at Dartmouth, 2nd dau of late Robert Wills, spirit merchant of that town, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 10 Jan 1839, from newspapers.bl.uk : [but registered Totnes Oct>Dec 1838 bmd reg]
- John Brown Soper (c1840-?) b.c1840 Dartmouth; b.not vis bmd/igi; wine merchant; m.Jul>Sep 1863 Fanny Susannah Daley at Eton, Bucks; d.Jan>Mar 1872 age 32
- Robert Wills Soper (1841-1900) b.Jul>Sep Dartmouth [Totnes bmd dist] a doctor/surgeon; m.Helen Blanche Torre Puddicombe 1873 Totnes; d.12 Apr Dartmouth
: '41cen perhaps John '55-9' [*36-7] spirits merchant at Dartmouth, Caroline 28, John Brown Soper 1 [*if d. age 52 then 36 in '41cen]
: '51cen John 47 spirit merchant at Lower Street, St Saviours, Dartmouth, Dev, b.Ditterham, Dev; Caroline 39 ; John Brown Soper 11 scholar; Robert Wills Soper 9 scholar all b.Dartmouth; & Louisa Head 18 house servant b.Galmpton scan : [at Lower St 1852 census]
: John Soper of Dartmouth, 1856; Estate Duty Office Will; Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1093 www.a2a
: John Soper (c1804-1856) died 7 Jan 1856, aged 52, plot 205, Dartmouth. in same plot Caroline Soper (c1812-1904) d.16 Apr, aged 94 : [& plot 204 Gerald Morgan Soper see 1919] Dartmouth records
: '61cen family not vis
: '71cen Caroline 59, head, widowed wine merchant at Lower St, St Saviour, Dartmouth; also Mary P Rogers* widowed visiter annuitant & unm dom serv Elizabeth Wetherdon 35 all b.Dartmouth scan : [Caroline not vis '81cen]
: Caroline in 1878 White's Gazetteer of Dev, at Newcomin Rd, Dartmouth]
: '91cen Caroline 79 living on private income at Newcomin Rd, St Petrox, Dartmouth, Dev; grandaughters [of John B] Amy C 25unm; Jessie 23unm all b.Dartmouth, Dev; with cook Sarah A Gardiner 22; housemaid Alice M Radford 20 scan : Dartford History.org [in same street, son Dr Robert Wills Soper 49]
: grd.dau Amy Caroline m.25 Jun eldest dau of late John Brown Soper of Dartmouth m. 25 Jun 1891 St Saviours, Dartmouth to John Henry Harris MRCS,Eng LSA,Lon, of Dartmouth, youngest son of Alfred Harris MRCS,Eng of Forest Hill, Lon [m.Apr>Jun Totnes RD]
: '01cen Caroline 89 living on own means at uth, Dev; b.Dartmouth, Dev
: Caroline d.23 Jan 1904, of 93 Mildmay Rd, Mildmay Pk, Islington, M.sx; probate London 4 Apr 1904 to George Porter Rogers*, warehouseman, [granddau] Helen Blanche Torre Soper, widow; estate £7,928 8s 1d; from Probate Calender, scan [Caroline (c1812-1904) d.Jan>Mar, Totnes, age 92]

Elizabeth Soper Carpenter b.Oct>Dec 1839, Exeter, Dev; m.John Commings Robertson Jul>Sep 1861, Exeter
: (assume brother?) John Soper Carpenter b.Jan>Mar 1844, Exeter
: Mrs Eliz Soper Robertson, milk dealer, 2 George St, Exeter
p.428
: '11cen Elizabeth Soper Robertson 71 {m.49y, 10 births; 6 alive} in 7 rooms at 28 Raleigh Rd, Exeter; with husband John Commings Robertson 70 white smith & plumber (self employed) & unm dau Elizabeth Robertson costumier (at home) all b.Exeter scan
: seems there's a Ancestry.com members tree as a death date mentioned; Elizabeth Soper Carpenter (1839-1929)
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connection? an Elizabeth Soper Carpenter b.Jan>Mar 1885, Exeter
: '11cen Elizabeth Soper Carpenter 26 in 6 rooms at 22 & 24 Bonhay Rd, Exeter, Dev; b.Exeter, with parents Frank Carpenter 65 housepainter, Emma 62 & sons William 23, James 21, Charles Mervyn 19 & Fred Samuel 16, all b.Exeter scan

James Soper m.Sarah Ager Apr>Jun 1839, Newton Abbott, (bmd)
: James b.12 Jan 1815 Drewsteignton, Dev, father John [*in a web
tree from Jess Miklos?], father, farmer John S Soper b.c1781 Henock, Dev [a widower 68 '51cen]
- Mary Jane Soper b.Apr>Jun 1842 Stokeinteignhead (N.Abbott bmd dist) m.Charles Wills (1848-1919, a farmer) Oct>Dec 1880 Newton Abbott*]; mother with Mary '91cen
- James Soper b.Oct>Dec 1845 Stokenteignhead (NA dist) m.Mary; 1885James 33 butcher & Mary 30 in Chicago, USA
- John Soper b.c1854, Stokenteignhead [*]
- Edward Ager Soper b.1855 Stoke’d m.Edith Charlotte B Bovey 1885 at NA dist
: '41cen Edward Agar 55-9 farmer at Stoke Village, Stoke’d, Sarah 60-4, James 25-9, Sarah 20-4, William Oliver 14 servant
: '51cen James 37 farmer of 55a, employing 4 labourers at Stokenteignhead, (N.Abbot), b.Drewstenghton; Sarah 33 farmers wife; Mary 10; James 5 both scholars all b.Stokenteignhead; John S 68 ag lab, formerly farmer b.Henock; also widowed m-in-law Sarah Ager 73 annuitant; & house servant Ann Horsham 21unm b.Trowleigh scan
: 1854 a James of Stokeinteignhead saw from the loft above his home, Thomas Hutchings, an employee, put wheat in his pocket while thrashing; 14d prison
: '61cen James 46 at 1 Church Ln, Stoke’d; b.Drewsteignton; farming 50a, empl 3 labs & a boy; Sarah 41; Mary 19; James 14 scholar; Edward 6 scholar; & Sarah Ager 83 (m-in-l) all b.Stoke’d & servants William Tucker 24; Robert Connett 14
: '71cen James 55 at Maidencombe, Stoke’d; Sarah 52; Mary 29; Edward A 16; Sarah Ager 93 (m-in-l) b.Bishopsteignton (lunatic & blind from old age) & servants Mary A Ward 20; Albert Frederich 15; John Bennett 11 scan & scan2
: '71cen James 24 b.Maidencombe, Stokeinteignhead, Dev; at St Mary Church Dev; servant to Henry Ellis 39, wife 4 kids & 3 other servants
: '81cen James 66 at Farm House, Stoke’d, farming 150a employing 2 men, 1 boy; Sarah 62; Edward A 26 & visitor Elizabeth M Dore 24 ag ass
: James d.10 Apr 1885* (Jamesd.Apr>Jun, age 70, N.Abbott dist)
: '91cen Sarah 71 own means  at Lower Collybrook, Ideford, Dev; b.Stokeinteignhead, Dev with son-in-law Charles Wills 43 farmer (employer) b.Ideford, Mary Wills 48 & visitor Sarah Ann Fowell 50unm both of own means b.Stokeinteignhead; servants Ada Mary Wood 23unm ass housekeeper & Thomas Ellicombe 40unm farm serv; scan

William Soper of Changford, Dev : 1839 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1103 www.a2a : [a George Soper Brimblecombe b.1839 Changford]

Emma Soper Hexter (c1821-1877) b.Oct>Dec 1839, Exeter, Dev (bmd)
- Abraham Soper Hexter m.Oct>Dec 1845, (to Frances Pierce or Elizabeth Anne Watts) at Yeovil, S.set; & d.Oct>Dec 1877, age 56 Exeter, Dev, age 56

George J Soper Agent to the Norwich Fire & Life Insurance office, 49 Fore St; in Devonport Residents 1839, from devonportonline.co.uk; also listed
: Soper & Richards, Publishers of the Devonport Telegraph & Plymouth Chronicle, 49 Fore St : [George Isabell Soper m.Maria Worsley 1835]
: Toomas Soper grocer & tea dealer of 45 Market St : [?Thomas grocer 1838]
: R Soaper coal & wood dealer of Cumberland St : [Richard a coal merchant of Stoke Damerell '41cen]

W Soper, 150 votes elected councillor for Totnes, 14 Jul 1840 for Conservatives (6th out of 6 elected) Council a splendid Conservative triumph; in 'The Morning Post' (pub.Lon) 24 Jul, from newspapers.bl.uk : [assume William, a Poor Law guardian of Totnes 1838]

William Soper m.Ann bef.1839
- Eliza Soper b.Apr>Jun [or Jul>Sep] 1839 Kingsteignton [Newton Abbott Reg Dist]
- Sarah Ann Soper b.Oct>Dec 1841 Ideford/Kingsteignton [NA rd]; 61cen 19unm house servant
- George Brewer Soper b.Jan>Mar 1844 Ideford [NA rd]; '61cen 17 apprentice to shoe maker; '71cen not vis
- William Henry Soper b.Oct>Dec 1846 Ilsington [NA rd]
- Mary Grace Soper b.Jan>Mar 1849 Bovey Tracy [NA rd]; '01cen laundress 50unm
- John Soper b.Apr>Jun 1852 Wolborough [NA rd]; '71cen 19 blacksmith; m.Delia Ann Viney
1880, Honiton
- Hannah Elizabeth Soper 'Anna' b.Jul>Sep 1856 Wolborough [NA rd] '11cen 48unm laundress (self emp) totally blind for 7y
: '41cen William 30-4 ag lab at Stoney? Gate; Ann 25-9; Eliza 2 & Samuel Cook 45-9 ag lab scan
: '51cen William 42 labourer at Wolborogh, Newton Abbot, Dev; b.Bovey Tracy, Dev; Ann 34 domestic servant b.Hennock, Dev; Eliza 13 b.Kingsteignton, Dev; Sarah Ann 9; George 7 both b.Ideford, Dev; William 5 b.Ilsington, Dev; Mary Grace 2 b.Bovey Tracy, Dev (all on page paupers) scan
: '61cen William 52, labourer at East St, Wolborough, Dev; b.Bovey Tracey; Ann 48 b.Hennock; George 17 apprentice to shoe maker b.Ideford; William H 14 b.Isington; Mary Grace 12 b.Bovey Tracey; John 9; Hannah E 4 both b.Newton Abbott
: '61cen Sarah Ann 19unm house servant at Wolborough St, Wolborough, Dev; b.Kingsteignton, Dev; in household of Warren Jane 27 'M R C S England' b.Chepstow, Mon; wife Charlotte W 44; son Warren 6 scholar & visitor Fanny M Graham 24
: '71cen William 64 messenger, at Grove, Wolborough, Newton Abbot; b.Bovey Tracey, Dev; Ann 58, b.Hennock, Dev; Mary 22unm laundress, b.Bovey Tracey; John 19 blacksmith; Anna 14 scholar, both b.Wolborough, Dev & unm lodgers Alfred Bailey 32 currier b.Tenterdon, Kt & John Garrett 27 labourer b.Abbots Kerewell scan
: '81cen William 74 messenger at 2 Grove St, Wolborough, Dev; b.Wolboro, messenger; Ann 67 charwoman, b.Hennock; Mary 32unm laundress b.Bovey Tracey; Anna 24u dressmaker & grand dau; Jessie 15 both b.Wolboro
: '91cen William 84 parish relief in 4 rooms at 4 The Grove, Wolborough, Dev; b.Bovey Tracey, Dev; Ann 78 b.Hennock, Dev; Mary G 42unm laundress (notem)  b.Bovey Tracey; Hannah 32unm laundress (notem) b.Newton Abbot, Dev & boarder Charles St Ressy? 7 scholar b.Newton Abbot scan
: ?an Ann Soper (c1815-1894) d.Apr>Jun 1894, age 79, Newton Abbott
: ?a William Soper (c1807-1894) d.Jul>Sep 1894, age 87, Newton Abbott
: '01cen Mary G 50unm laundress at 16 Tudor Rd, Wolborough with Newton Abbot; Anna E 41unm laundress (nearly blind) both b.Newton Abbot scan
: ?'01cen William 54 foreman of has worker (b.Nov 1846 England) at Halifax; Ward 1, Nova Scotia. Immigrated Canada 1870; Susan 55; John H 23 pipe fitter; Robert E 23 electrician; Elizabeth 13; William baptist others R Catholic & b.Ns, Can; scan
: '11cen Mary Grace 56unm laundress (self employed at home) in 5 rooms at 16 Tudor Rd, Newton Abbot, Dev; Hannah Elizabeth 48unm laundress (self emp) totally blind 7 years; both b.Newton Abbot & neice Ethel Hellen Eddy 19unm laundress (sisters mistranscribed as 'Loper') scan
: ?Mary [Gc ] Soper (c1855-1916) d.Oct>Dec 1916, age 61, Newton Abbott, Dev
: ?Anna E Soper (c1863-1917) d.Jan>Mar 1917, age 54, Newton Abbott

John Soper m.Delia Ann Viney Jan>Mar 1880, Honiton, Dev; John b.Apr>Jun 1852 Wolborough to William & Ann m.bef.1839 (Delia b.Jan>Mar 1858 Honiton)
- William Joseph G Soper b.Jan>Mar 1881, Honiton; '11cen 30unm postman see details
- John Soper b.Jul>Sep 1884, Honiton; postman; m.Jane Syers 1907 Honiton
: '81cen John 29 white smith at King St , Honiton, Dev; b.Newton Abbot; Darlle 28; William 5w both b.Honiton
: '91cen John 39 smith (em'ee) in 4 rooms at Dowell St, Honiton; b.Newton Abbot; Annie 31; William 10; John 6 both scholar all b.Honiton scan
: '01cen John 51 white smith in 4 rooms at Dowell St, Honiton; b.Newton Abbot; Delhia Ann 43; William J G Soper 20 postman; John 16 telegraph messenger b.Honiton, Dev scan
: ?a John (c1850-1904) d.Jan>Mar 1904, age 54, Honiton
: '11cen Delia 49 former charwoman at Union Workhouse, Marlpits House, Honiton, b.Honiton scan & scan
: Dehlia A Soper (c1857-1919) d.Oct>Dec 1919, age 62, Honiton

Elizabeth Jemima Soper Knapman (1839-1903) b.25 Nov, Ugborough, Dev, m.Henry Joint 1857, d.19 Nov : Sally Johnson looking for more details : Parents William Soper Knapman & Jimima Roach (m.11 Oct 1836 - so 2nd wife?), children William Soper Knapman (1826-1886), Richard Soper Knapman (1829-?), Elizabeth J S Knapman (1839-1912), Mary Jane Knapman (1842-?) & Sarah Ann Knapman (1845-?). Elizabeth's grandfather was William Knapman : source : from www.curiousfox.com, May'06 source
Parents with 12 Soper Knapmans, in '81cen : [see also 1720 above]

John Soper (c1763-1840) d.10 Aug 1840 aged 77
Mary Soper (c1759-1836) his wife, d.31 Dec, aged 77
Isaac Soper (c1789-1833) their son, d.5 Oct, aged 42
William Soper (c1801-1835) their son d.25 Sept, aged 34
John Soper (c1825-1906) son of the above, d.4 May, aged 81
Sacred to the memory of John Soper who departed this life 10 Aug 1840 aged 77. Also of Mary Soper wife of John (grave 'wdtt') 31 Dec 1836 aged 77. Also Isaac Soper their son who dtt 5 Oct 1833 aged 42. Also William Soper their son wdtt 25 Sept 1835 aged 34. And of John Soper son of above wdtt 4 May 1906 aged 81. At rest. source : Graves at St Andrews, Moretonhampstead, a small town NE of Dartmoor, Dev

Robert Soper 73, garden, vegetables, Townstall Apportionments 1840 : Corporation : [speculate a burial record, if so b.abt1767 a pauper?, Dartmouth?]

Richard Soper, paid 3p in Buckfastleigh, Devon, to the Frost Defence Fund (hundreds of other paid sums); in 'The Northern Star' (pub.Leeds) 18 Jan 1840, from newspapers.bl.uk

Richard Soper of Buckfastleigh, Dev contributed 3d to ‘John Frost’s Defence Fund’ from Northern Star 18 Jan 1840 [1,684 listed & publicising name was modestly risky] Frost, a Chartist [campaigning for male votes] faced high treason charges, for ‘Newport Rebellion’ 1839, leading armed column to Newport, Monmouthshire demanding release of Chartist prisoners, 10 died. Frost got death sentence but pardoned 1854. www.chartists.net; list published in 'The Northern Star' (pub.Leeds) 18 Jan, from newspapers.bl.uk

Soper, offered 3 cheers for kindly promising his support for the occasion, when the procession of Barry Baldwin, Conservative candidate for Totnes, returned to Seven Stars Inn; in 'The Standard' (pub.Lon) 15 Apr 1840, from newspapers.bl.uk

I am looking for the following names in Plymouth & Devon; Clark, Rundle, Copplestone, Soper between 1840 & 1940, from Alison source 28 June 2000

Richard Yabsley Soper m.Ann ?blank 1 Nov 1840 both otp, by banns, St Michael & All Angels, Stokenham source [m.Oct>Dec Kingsbridge RD; wife 'blank']; Richard b.4 Nov 1813 Lamacraft Farm, Stockenham to Samuel & Sarah Yabsley m.1812 both b.Stockenham & wikitree & tree]
- Alfred Soper b.Oct>Dec 1841 Blackawton [Kingsbridge RD]; farmer of South Pool 1888 below
- Samuel Soper b.Jan>Mar 1845 Blackawton [Kingsbridge RD] : ['81cen 31unm farmer] : m.Maria Clarke 1884 : 1891 farmer of S.Pool when mother's executor; d.20 Oct 1900, age 55, estate £653
- William Henry Soper b.Jul>Sep 1857 Blackawton [Kingsbridge RD]
: '41cen Richard 27 farmer at Kellinton, Stokenham; Ann 25-9 (Sopers head 19 people in property; Address perhaps Shellinham - Kellinton from source; 13 Ropers in village)
: Richard Yabsley Soper witnessed m.of [½ brother] William Soper m.Johanna ?blank at Stokenham, Dev, 26 Mar 1850 from Ted Wildy's Marriage Witness Index; or m.24 Mar St Michael both otp source [m.Jan>Mar Kingsbridge RD] : [sister b.1816 m.same church Susanna m.Samuel Woodley 5 Nov 1848 both otp source ]
: ?a Samuel Soper, a boy of about 9, placing stones on the South Devon Railway; 1 of 37 prisoners on trail at Devon Lent Assizes, Exeter [a prisoner?]; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 10 Mar 1853 from news.bl.uk; scan : [Railway went to Plymouth & Kingsbridge near ??]
: '61cen Richard 47 farmer of East Lor? Heouswthe?, East Portlemouth, Dev; 116a employing 1; Ann 45; Alfred 19, farm assistant all b.Stockenham; Samuel 16 farm ass; William H 3 both b.Blackawton; also farm servants Mary Tucker 19 b.Salcombe & William Dure 11 b.Stokenham
: '71cen Richard farmer of Goodshelter, Portlemouth, 90a (1 labr) 57; Ann 55, both b.Stockingham; Samuel 25 farmers son; William Henry 13 scholar, both b.Blackawton; also unm farm servants Edward Goulden 25 & Emily Bowden 19;
scan
: '81cen Richard 63 farmer of 90a Goodshelter, East Portlemouth employing a man & boy; Ann 53 both b.Stokeham, Dev; Samuel 31unm & William Henry both farmer's sons b.Blackawton, Dev; & boarder Hanna [blank] 49unm retired b.Stokenham & farm serv Samuel Heath 18unm b.Totness, Dev
: Ann d.15 Jan 1884, wife of Richard Yabsley Soper of East Portlemouth, Dev; died E.Portlemouth; administration Exeter 13 Feb 1891 to Alfred Soper of South Pool, farmer, William Cole the younger of Bickerton, Stokenham, farmer; executors; estate £144 0s 4d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Ann (c1816-1884) d.Jan>Mar, Kingsbridge, age 68]
: Richard Yabsley Soper d.1888, yeoman of Goodshelter, East Portlemouth, Dev; d.Goodshelter; will Exeter 2 Aug 1888 to Alfred Soper of South Pool, Dev, son, farmer; William Cole, the younger, of Bickerton, Stokenham, Dev, farmer, the executors; estate £3,016 15s ; from Probate Calender, scan : [d.Apr>Jun Kingsbridge RD, age 74]
: '91cen son William H Soper 33um dom assistant (em'ee)  b.Blackawton; visiting James H 35 farmer (em'er) at Blackawton Road Farm House, Slapton; Thirza E 35; Charles J H 11; Francis C 10; John G 7; Thirza E 5; Roger P R 11m all b.Slapton & borders living on her own means Catherine A Clarke 62 boarder widow, b.Slapton; Kate Clarks 23unm b.Blackawton, Dev scan
: '01cen William 43unm farmer at Goodshelter, East Portlemouth Entire, Dev; b.Blackawton, Dev; & niece & nephews Morley 15 farmers son; Maud 14 farm house assistant both b.Stokenham, Dev & Reginald 10 b.East Portlemouth, Dev; & widowed housekeeper Elizabeth Poddonm servant 50 b.Kingston, Dev scan : [children of Samuel (1845-1900)]
: '11cen Morley 26unm farmer (employer) in 9 rooms at Goodshelter, Salcombe/E/S; sister Maud 24unm housekeeper (domestic); b.Stokenham, Dev & uncle William 54unm farmers uncle, working on farm (employee); all b.Stokenham, Dev scan

Henry Soper carpenter/builder b.South Brent 1840, m.Elizabeth A. Children Eva, Maragret, William H, Mary J & John Edwin M Soper source from Marilyn Soper, Aug'04 (J E M Soper, my husband's grandfather). Any information/contacts? : ['81cen] Osbane Villa, South Brent : Henry 41 a builder employing 13 : Elizabeth A 40 : Eva 15 : Margaret 13 : William H 10 : Mary J 8 : John E M 4 : [see m.1865]

Henry Soper (1840-?), b.South Brent, Dev, May 1840, nr41053, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/6

Mary Elizabeth Soper m.Richard F Burrough esq, surgeon at Dartmouth. Eldest dau of Mr Soper of Upton, Devon, 'The Bristol Mercury', 25 Jan 1840, from newspapers.bl.uk : [Mary m.Jan>Mar Totnes reg dist, Richard Parr Burrough]

George Isabell Soper newspaper publisher. 49 Fore St, Devonport 1840. Agent to Norwich Fire & Life Office 1840. Registered press for Plymouth & Devonport Weekly Journal 16/5/1825 (DRO Q/S 69) : [George Isabell Soper m.Maria Worsley 1835]

Soper, late master of 'The Reform' which arrived Plymouth from Newfoundland with loss of boats, bulwarks ext; in 'The Standard' (pub.Lon) 19 Nov 1840, from newspapers.bl.uk : [Soper sailed her from The Med Jan '39 & Apr '40 see sailing Sopers]
Frederick Soper, late master of the schooner Reform of Plymouth arrived Tue 16 Dec 1840 with her colours half-mast. The master F Soper, son of Mr Soper merchant was suddenly washed overboard by a heavy wave on the banks of Newfoundland. A boy on board was by the violence of the same sea which deprived him of his captain & friend, thrown on the deck & fractured a jaw; in 'The Standard' 21 Dec, from newspapers.bl.uk : [all ports were received damaged ships after violent gale, several died]
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Frederick Soper of Plymouth, Mar 27, 1841 a will in Oswyn Murray collection [other Plymouth wills Frederick 1841, Elionai 1866, Elizabeth 1874, Charles 1821]

Soper, of 1 of 7 suppliers in Devonport stocking Frampton's Pill of Health, cures headache, colds, flatuance, bowel, skin, urinary, pregnancy & sight problems, & suits elderly & children of all ages; 1s 1½d per box; in 'Cornwall Royal Gazette' 27 Nov 1840, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [?Thomas a grocer 1838]

William Soper m.Elizabeth Beer Oct>Dec 1840, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev (bmd)
: '41cen William 25-9 ag lab at Higher Boyland, Dunsford, Dev, Elizabeth 25-9
scan
: '51cen William 37 farm lab (pauper - {crossed out}) at Cherry Rose Cottage, Tedbury St Mary, Dev, b.Changford; Elizabeth 38 b.Holcombe Bunwell, Dev; George 9 scholar b.Dunsford, Dev; Mary Ann 7 scholar; William 4; John 1 all b.Tedbury St Mary; & William Beer lodger 71 widowed ag lab (deaf pauper) scan
: '61cen William 46 ag lab at Haywood Cottage, Tedburn St Mary, Dev; b.Drewsteignton, Dev; Elizabeth 47 b.Holcombe Burnell, Dev; John 12 scholar; Harriott 9 scholar both b.Tedburn St M (3 households in property)
: '71cen William ag lab 56, at Cherry Rose Cottage, Tedburn St M; b.Changford, Dev; Elizabeth 57, b.Holcombe Burnell, Dev; William 24 a ag lab; John 22 a ag lab; Harriott 19 dress maker, all b.Tedbury St M; also lodger Samuerl Button 24 unm ag lab b.Whitestone, Dev scan
: '81cen William 67 farm laborer b.Drewsteignton at Bera Cott, Tedburn; Elizabeth 67 b.Holcombe Burnell; son John 30 unm farm laborer b.Tedburn
: '91cen

Elizabeth Sooper 78 living on own means  at Clayspitts Cottage, Tedburn St Mary; b.Tedburn (St M) ; scan
: '91cen John Soper 41unm gardener (em'ee)  at Town Rd, Tedburn St M; b.Tedburn (St Mary), lodging with Frances Plymsell 55 widowed mason b.Tedburn; scan
: '01cen John 49unm gardener at Thornwood Cottage, Tedburn, b.Tedburn St M; lodging with Francis Plymsell 67, wife Emma G 47, Frank 7, Mary A J 4 & lodger Mary Poor 31 farm labr all b,Tedburn scan
'11cen John 61unm gardener (domestic; employee) in 5 rooms at Tedburn St M; b.Tedburn St Mary boarding with William Howard 64 carpenter (self empoloyed) b.Spreytown & wife 59 b.Exmouth {m.36y 9 births, 6 alive) scan

Messrs Vincent & Soper, agent for SW Railways at Dartmouth, selling ship tickets from Dartmouth & Torquay to Southampton (for London train); Wed returning Mon 10s fore & 20s saloon & freight; & from Southampton>Chanel Islands 14s & 21s; ; in 'The Standard' (pub.London) 4 Nov 1840, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [John Soper & Charles Vincent, coal merchants 1845] : [??'41cen perhaps John 55-9 spirits merchant at Dartmouth, Caroline 28, John Brown Soper 1]


1841 Census [some samples below] Complete census details now here

Ann Soper 60-4 & Hezia Soper 20-4 both lace makers 3 other households in building / Ann Taylor 55 lodger, John Salters lodger / Richard Hill 30 ag lab Rachael Hill 25 / John Brockington 25 ag lab, Leah 25, Ann 6, Frederick 1 [perhaps the the Ann Hill m William Soper 1894? m.1796]
: Leah Soper; I'm looking for John Brockington m.Leah Soper 1834. think father William b.Kenn, Kenton or Kennford, Dev. from Dianne Berry curiousfox.org.uk [May 06] : &; genesreunited [May 06]

Richard 56 ag lab at Frogmarsh, West Teignmouth, 1841 census Mary 36, Jane 9 scan
- John b.c1827 Teignmouth, a sailor
- Jane b.c1832-4 Teignmouth, a laundress
: ??a Richard d.Oct>Dec 1842, Newton Abbott RD
: '51cen Mary 66 widowed laundress at Hraymarsh?, W.Teignmouth, (Newton Abbot), Dev, b.Bovey Tracy; Jane 19 laundress b.W.Teignmouth scan
: '61cen Mary 76 widowed laundress at 22 Brook St, W.Teignmouth; b.Bovey; children John 34unm, sailor M.S. & Jane 29 laundress both b.Teignmouth [John not vis '51/'71cen]
: ??a Mary d.Oct>Dec 1862, Newton Abbott
: '71cen Jane 37unm laundress at Brook St, W.Teignmouth; b.Teignmouth; lodging with Elizabeth Coysh 52 widowed milliner b.Teignmouth her sons 22 & 18 scan
: '81cen Jane 49unm laundress at 20 Saxe St, W.Teignmouth; b.Teignmouth; only resident
: '91cen Jane 79 [59?] widow living on her own means  at 1 Bath Terrace, E.Teignmouth; b.W.Teignmouth; lodger with Frederick J Eswathy? 42 carpenter b.Exminster, wife Mary 39 b.Dawlish & sons 3 & 3m b.E.Teignmouth; scan
: '01cen Jane 69 retired laundress at 3 Belgrave Terrace, E.Teignmouth, Dev; b.Teignmouth, Dev; with Ernest J B Ellery 33 town postmen, b.Teignmouth, Mary E 31 b.NA, Ethel E 2y 7m b.Teignmouth scan
: '11cen Jane 79unm in 5 rooms at 3 Belgrave Terrace, Teignmouth, b.Teignmouth; great aunt to Ernest Ellery 43 postman b.Teignmouth & Mary E 41 {m.20y, 2 births, both alive} b.Newton Abbot, Ethel Edith 12 & Francis Ernest under 11m? both b.Teignmouth scan
: Jane (c1832-1914) d.Jan>Mar 1914, age 82, Newton Abbott

- George Soper 32 a plasterer at East St, Newton Abbot, Dev '41cen Miriam Soper 32, Elizabeth Soper 8, John Soper 4 & Mary Soper 1 all b.Dev : scan

Henry Soper (c1816-?) unm boarder, age 25, 2nd class assistant of Excise, in household of William Andrews 50 a butcher & family at 16 Kings St, St Andrew, Devon : rootschat.co

Henry 35-9 labourer at St Thomas the Apostle, Exeter '41cen; Rebecca 35-9, John 13, Henry 9, Rebecca 5, William 3, Mary Ann 10m, Thendorsea Maban 25 independent, all b.Dev
: John Soper b.c1828 St Thomas; m.Fanny Hole Oct>Dec
1851, Exeter
: Henry Soper b.c1832 St Thomas
: Rebecca Soper b.c1836 St Thomas; m.John Murrin Jul>Sep 1861, St Thomas, [Exmouth] ('81cen Fanny Murrin 13 with uncle John)
- William Charles Soper b.Jul>Sep 1838, St Thomas, [Exmouth]; '61cen gardener 22
- Mary Ann Soper b.Jul>Sep 1840, St Thomas, [Exmouth] m.William Rice 1862 see below
: ?Mrs Soper heard Mr Ware, (30 unm vicar choral of Catherdral) knock on her door in a court in St Thomas, Exeter 1am. She opened her chamber window. He said 'It's bitter cold. Do let me in for Gods sake'. Ware found frozen solid to pavement nr.Okehampton St, exclaiming 'Oh My God' by 5am, dying in front of fire at 'Union Inn'. From paper 17 Feb 1843 : scan [this the only Sopers in St Thomas '41cen]
: ? Henry Soper farmer at St Thomas's, Exeter : Whites Directory 1850 : Genuki
: '51cen Henry 48 dairyman at Luggs Farm, St Thomas the Apostle, (St Thomas); Rebecca 45; Henry 17 ag lab all b.Hatherleigh, Dev; William 12 ag lab; Mary Ann 11 both b.St Thomas; also Charlotte Murren niece 3 b.St.T & ag lab George Manning 33unm b.Drewsteignton
scan
: '51cen Rebecca Soper 15 servant house servant at 147 Fore St, Exeter, b.Exeter, St Thomas; servant with John Louthcott 63 cheese dealer b.Morchen, Dev; wife 62 & visiting retired servant Elizabeth Norish 70unm scan
: Rebecca Soper a servant to Mr J Southgate, North St, a witness against William Harris, 29 Aug 1856. He got 6m hard labour for stealing 14lbs of cheese from Mr Southgate, cheese dealer of Fore St Hill; Exeter Police Charge Book
: '61cen Henry 59 farmer of 22 acres at Luggs Farm Rd, Okehampton; Rebecca 56 both b.Hatherleigh; Mary Ann 21, unm b.St Thomas the Apostle also servant Edward Murrin14, ag lab b.Hatherleigh
: '61cen William C 22 gardener [2nd household] at Luggs Fam Rd; b.St Thomas the Apostle; Martha 23 dress maker b.Ide
: '61cen Rebeca 25, general servant in Sidewell St, Exeter St Sidwell, b.Exeter in household of John Scott 75, a widowed smith & ironmonger b.Stourbridge, Worcs & dau Mary Ann Scott 28 shop assistant b.Exeter
: [Mary Ann m.William Rice 18 Apr 1862 at St Thomas, youngest dau of Henry of Lugg Farm, St Thomas & eldest son of Wm Rice of Ide, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 30 Apr, from newspapers.bl.uk m.Apr>Jun St Thomas, [Exmouth] : (?Soper Rice births 1871-3)]
: '71cen Henry 65 farmer 32a age at Lugg's Farm, St Thomas, Exeter; Rebecca 65 both b.Hatheridge; Henry 38 a workman, b.Exminster; Ann 48 dau-in-law b.Hatherleigh, also grandau Mary R Murrin 8 & Ellen Murrin 7, scholars both b.Exeter; also lodger James Poller 63 lodger widow (crippled) b.S.Tawton, Dev : scan
: Henry Soper d.9 Apr 1876 of St Thomas the Apostle, near Exeter, Dev; will proved Exeter 3 Aug 1876 to John Grendon of Redhill, St T the A, retired farmer, 'executor according to the tenor'; estate under £200 ; from Probate Calender, scan : (Henry Soper (c1802-1876) d.Apr>Jun 1876, St Thomas, age 74)
: Henry Soper of St Thomas Mar 13, 1876 a will in Oswyn Murray collection]
: Rebecca Soper (c1808-1880) d.Jan>Mar 1880, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev, age 72
: ['81cen {son} John 53 farmer of 33a Luggs Farm, Okehampton Rd, Exeter & family {must have inherited farm; '71cen a beerhouse keeper, so possibly not a farmer as....}]
: John dairyman of Log's Fm, Red Hills, Thomas the Apostle, bankrupt 1881

Jane Soper 55-9, Fanny 25-9, John 20-4, Mary 20-4, Henry 15-9, Ann 15-9, Charlotte 12 / Ellen Shepains 12 & 5 servants; Emma Galsworthy 13, Jms Gribble 20-4, James Pitts 14, Charles Henly 14, Jms Payne 15-9 : scan
: Fanny, m.John Hutchings, 17 Feb 1842, Exminster, John, widower, yeoman; Fanny, 3rd dau of late John Soper of Exminster [so 2 elder dau not in '41cen above]
: son? John of Exminster, sold beef at Exeter Cattle Market, 1844
: [?a Charlotte m.H Stevens Exminster 1854, her father late John]
: son? a John churchwarden of Exminster 1855js

John Soper (1786-?) 55 a mason : Elizabeth Soper 55 : William Soper (1816-?) 25 : 13526 : Aveton Gifford Village 1841 census : source

: '41cen Joseph 40-4 ag lab at Market St, Hatherleigh; Susan 45-9, Mary 15-9, Robert 10, Hannah 8, Wilmot 6, Susan 4, John 2 scan
: '51cen Hannah 19unm general servant at New Bridge St, Exeter, Dev; b.Hatherleigh, Dev; servant to Susannah Guest 66m furniture broker b.Okehapton scan : ['61cen not vis]
- Hannah Soper b.Jan>Mar 1865, Newton Abbott, Dev
: '71cen Hannah (c1834-?) charwoman 37unm at 16 Cavern Rd, Tormoham, Torquay; b.Heatherleigh; Hannah 6 scholar, b.Torquay, Dev (2nd household in property Dan Knowles cabinet maker 35 b.Harpford, wife Maria 34 b.Faringdon & 4 kids) scan : ['61cen not vis]
: '81cen Hannah 18unm dairymaid (ag), Back Rd, Highweek; b.Heatherleigh with Charles Adams 61 dairyman b.NA, wife & son : [mother not vis]
: '91cen Hannah C 58unm own means in 2 rooms at 19 Laburnum St, Tormoham, Torquay, Dev; b.Hatherleigh, Dev living with cousin Frederick Cormus 19 head, general? assistant (employee); scan
: '91cen [connection? next door] Emily Soper 7 scholar  at 20 Laburnum St, Tormoham, Torquay; b.Torquay with grandmother Mary Paddon widow 72 on own means, son Thomas E 29unm tailor & grandson Sydney G Paddon 22unm dom serv all b.Torquay; scan [not obvious '01cen; b.not vis bmd (& no Soper/Paddon m.)]
: '01cen Hannah C 68unm at 101 Bow St, Pontypridd, (St Katherine), Glam, b.Hatherley, Dev; aunt living with Andrew A Way 33 platelayer (railway); Edith M A 32 both b,Torquay, Dev, Albert 9, Edith 7, Hilda 6, Clara 4 & visitors William Gibson 50 widow gen lbr b.Cumb, Peter MacRay 54unm gen lbr b.Dev, Frank Allen 22 & Arthur Gavrett 21 both unm platelayers b.Wilts scan : [Andrew Albert Way m.Edith Mary A Coombe Jul>Sep 1890 Fulham] : [?? perhaps via Wilmot Soper m.John Coombe or Thomas Rich Jan>Mar 1862 at NA : ??a Wilmot Coombe m.Jan>Mar 1882 age 47 at NA]
: '11cen Hannah 78 in 4 rooms at 10 Church Ln, Torre, Torquay, b.-, Dev; aunt, with John Henry Coombe 46 b.Torquay & Polly {m.27y 9 births, 4 alive} fish hawker (self employed) b.Plymouth & dau Florence 19unm dom serv b.Torquay scan : [John Henry Coombe m.Mary ? Oct>Dec 1884 Newton Abbott]
: Hannah Soper (c1833-1911) d.Oct>Dec 1911, age 78, Newton Abbott, Dev

Rebecca Soper m.William Tothill : William (c1776-?) on his own in Sidwell, Exeter '41cen, so death of Rebecca Tothill before then? from Mable [reply; 2 St Sidwell Rebecca Soper bapt's 3 Apr 1773 to John Soper or 9 Jul 1775 to John Soper & Jane [perhaps 1st died & same family?] : 3 St Sidwell m.possibilities for father John; Jane Langstone m.3 Feb 1751 : Mary Gillard m.12 Dec 1766 or Alice Taylor m.22 May 1776 (1st too early & last too late?) : Rootsweb's Devon rootsweb board, Sept'07

?Richard Soaper 60-4 coal merchant at South St, Stoke Damerell, Dev; Mary 45-9 dairy woman, John 20-4 blacksmith, Caroline 15-9, Ellin 10, Mary Ann 6 : [R Soaper coal & wood dealer of Cumberland St in Devonport directory 1839 directory] : [30+ Sopers/Soapers in 'Stoke Damerell' '41cen]
- John Thomas Soaper b.c1821 Devonport (perhaps Stoke Damerel ½m inland?) m.Mary Jane Burnett blacksmith & publican, Devonport; d.1885, age 64
: ?a Richard Soaper d.Oct>Dec 1854 Stoke Damerel, Dev : ???a Mary Soaper (?-1852) d.Apr>Jun, Stoke Damerel

Richard Soper 50-54 a carpenter at Lao? Lane, Ashburton with Elizabeth Soper 50-54, Richard Soper 20-24, William Soper 20-24, Maria Soper 20-24 dressmaker, Frederick Soper 15-19, John Soper 13, Robert Soper 9, all b.Devon, eldest 3 sons carpenters

'41cen William Soper 45-9 farmer at Leigh, Hennock; Mary 40-5; Samuel 15-9; William 9; Mary 4 & 5 ag labs 10-24; Elizabeth Palmer 15 servant : John Soper 80-4, independent, & Mary 85-9 neighbours at Leigh : [??speculate William b.1792, eldest son of James & Elizabeth farmers of Hennock: ? (or perhaps son of John & Mary?)]
: Samuel (master William Soper of Leigh, Hennock) won a prize at Hennock Plough Match
1847
: Soper, of Hennock in Class 2 Plough without driver at Newton Abbot, Ag Lbr Friend Soc, 9th annual Plough Match at Buckhunt Burton; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 4 Mar 1847, from newspapers.bl.uk & entered but did not win 1848; scan
: S Soper master Mr Soper of Hennock, won 1 guinea coming 2nd in 'Single ploughmen' comp at Newton Abbot Plough match 28 ploughs competing. Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 9 Nov 1848, from newspapers.bl.uk : ['41cen William Soper 45-9 farmer at Hennock, Dev, Mary 40-5, Samuel 15-9, William 9, Mary 4 / 5 ag labs 10-24, Elizabeth Palmer 15 servant]
: Samuel Soper, son of William Soper of Hennock won prize of a piece of plate, value 8 Sovs (contest for farmer's sons) at Moretonhampstead Farmers Club 60th annual ploughing contest; 1 Nov 1849; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 1 Nov, from
newspapers.bl.uk
: W M Soper, quitting the Hennock Estate, actioning 9 Aug 1853, cereals in ground to speculators, abt 57a of wheat, some barley & oats 14 fields in Leigh & Knowle Farms & part of Town Farm. To be auctioned at a future date; grass on estate, farm stock & implements; scan : ['61cen Edward 27 farming Great Leigh (207a) (son of James who m.1819 speculate James's elder brother?)] ['41cen William 45-9 farmer at Leigh, Hennock; Mary 40-5; Samuel 15-9; William 9; Mary 4 1791; see]

: '41cen William 30-4 sawyer Clowame St, Stoke Damerell, Dev; Martha 30-4, Susanna 8, Mary 4, Martha 3. James 10m; all b.Dev scan
- Susanna Soper b.1833, Devon [unm 27 '61cen] m.Thomas Andrews Oct>Dec 1864, Plympton, Dev
- Mary Soper b.c1837, Plymouth,
- Martha Soper b.Apr>Jun 1838, East Stonehouse [Stoke Damerel bmd dist, Dev] : dressmaker (deaf & dumb from birth) [unm 32 '71cen]; d.1912, Totnes, age 74
- James Addicott Soper b.Jul>Sep 1840, Devonport [Stoke Damerel] : shoemaker (deaf & dumb from birth); d.1921, Totnes, age 80
- William John Soper b.Apr>Jun 1844, Devonport [Stoke Damerel]; carpenter; m.Elizabeth Gill? date?; Innkeeper d.1912
- John Addicott Soper b.Oct>Dec 1853, Stoke Damerel : ['71cen painter 17] : m.Mary Jane Burden 1877, Plympton, Dev
: '51cen Martha 12 at St George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey & James A Soper 10 both deaf & dumb pupils both b.Devonport, Devon; all 20 children on page 14 deaf & dumb 9-15 mixed sex; abt 320 pupils; scan
: '61cen William 51 master shoemaker at Plympton St Mary, Dev; b.S.Brent; Martha 50 b.Stonehouse; Susanna 27unm; Martha 22unm; James 20unm; William J 16 & John A 7 all b.Devonport
: '71cen William 61 boot & shoe maker empl 2 men & boy, at 2 Ridgeway Cottages, Ridgeway, Plympton St Maurice; b.South Brent, Dev; Martha 60, b.East Stonehouse, Dev; Martha 32 dressmaker (deaf & dumb from birth), b.Devonport; James 30 boot & shoemaker (deaf & dumb from birth); John 17 painter, all b.Devonport, Dev scan scan
: '81cen William 71 boot & shoe maker at 1 Fore St, Plympton, St Maurice; b.Brent, Dev; Martha 70 b.Stonehouse, Dev; Susanna Andrews 47 widowed dau dressmaker b.Devonport; Martha 40unm dressmaker; James 40unm boot & shoe maker; William 36 married carpenter b.Plympton, Dev; & Mary Andrews; g.dau 11; William Soper g.son 10 both scholars b.Plympton, Dev
: Martha Soper (c1811-1882) d.Apr>Jun 1882, Plympton, age 71
: William Soper (c1810-1884) d.Jul>Sep 1884, Plympton, age 74
: '91cen Susanna Andrews 57 dressmaker at Fore St, Plympton Maurice; b.Devonport; Mary Andrews 21unm b.Plympton; Martha sister 52unm dressmaker & James brother 50unm shoemaker both b.Devonport scan
: '91cen John A 37 painter (em'ee)  at Market Cross, Plympton Maurice, Dev; b.Devonport, Dev; wife Mary Jane 36 b.Poundstock, Con
: '01cen James A 60unm shoe maker (deaf & dumb from childhood) at Fore St, Plympton St Maurice, Dev; sister Martha 62unm dress maker (deaf & dumb from childhood); living with sister Susanna Andrews 67 widow dressmaker all b.Devonport scan
: '01cen John A 47 painter in 3 rooms at 2 George Lane W, Plympton St Maurice, b.Devonport; Mary J 46 b.Poundstocke; Alice 8 b.Plympton St M & father-in-law John Burden 70 widow clayworks labourer b.Poundstocke; scan
: '11cen Martha 72unm at 8 Merritt Flats, Totnes, Dev; & brother James 71unm brother both deaf & dumb OAP pensioners b.Devonport, Dev with Susannah Andrews head, widow 77 non OAP scan : [so perhaps with Susanna??]
: '11cen William John 66 licensed victualler at "Devonport Arms" [10 rooms], Paignton, Totnes; Elizabeth 64 {m.25y; no children}, both b.Torre; & son-in-law Arthur Martin 38 ass inn keeper b.Hallsands?, Dev; step dau Sarah Elizabeth Martin 34 {m.14y, 1 child} b.Brixham & grandson Arthur John Gilbert Marton 10 at school b.Paignton scan
: '11cen John 57 house painter (self employed) - totally deaf from 37; in 3 rooms at George Lane, Plympton St Mary; b.Stoke Devonport, Dev; Mary Jane 56 {m.33y, 3 irths, 1 alive} b.Poundstock, Cornwall; Alice 18 dressmaker (employee) b.George Ln, Plympton scan
: Martha Soper (c1838-1912) d.Oct>Dec 1912, Totnes, Dev, age 74
: James A Soper (c1841-1921) d.Jan>Mar 1921, Totnes, age 80

Brixham Census
Thomas Soper 30-4 publican of the Rising Sun Inn, Brixham, wife Sarah Soper 30-4, John Soper 5 & Susanna Soper 3 with Elizabeth Atkin 11 source

Devonport Workhouse 1841 Census
Thomas Soper 45
Maria Soper 30

Diptford 1841 census : source
-- John Soper 35 a Thatcher, : Charlotte Soper 35 : John Soper 15: Caroline Soper 14 : Mary Soper 10 : Elizabeth Soper 3 : Henry Soper 1, Village, 13040
-- William Soper 30, an ag lab : Elizabeth Soper 30 : Margarate Soper 7_ : Ellen Soper 5 : William Soper 3 : Diptford Village
-- Nicholas Soper 60 an ag lab : Elizabeth Soper 60 : Joseph Soper 25 : Daniell Soper 20, both ag Labs : 13006 : Coomb Cross John Soper 60 a Thatcher : Maria Soper 12 : 13054
-- Nichols Soper 10 13082 : Simpson, Diptford
-- John Soper 35: Jane Soper 35 : Elizabeth Soper 12 : Jane Soper 9 : John Soper 7 : Nicholas Soper 5: Eliza Soper 4 : Thomas Soper 2 : Edwin Soper 8m, 13019, Tenaton, Diptford

Lipsley 1841 Lamerton census : source
-- William Soper 35 a manganese miner, Mary 30, William 9 & Hannah 7, all b.Devon [mentioned 1839 above]

Loddiswell 1841 census : source
-- Joseph Soper 30 an ag lab : Susanna Soper 30: Elizabeth Soper 8 : Mary Soper 5 : Samuel Soper 4, Sarah Soper 1, living Well St 11141 : [connection? a Charles Stanley Soper (1897-?) naval seaman WW1 father George stone breaker of ww1 St, Loddiswell]
-- Mary Soper 1 b.Staunton, 11023
-- Mary Soper 20 b.Greatgate, 11094
-- Elizabeth Soper 25 b.Tunley, 11012

Modbury - 1841 census : source
-- Edward Soper 75 : Susan Soper 65 : Edward Soper 20 both ag lab, living Penquit, 14821
-- John Soper 80y an ag lab : Honor Soper 85 living Traine, 14562
-- Mary Soper 45 a housekeeper, living Traine, 14586

North Huish - 1841 census : source
-- George Soper 14 b.Wheeldown, 10567
-- Susan Soper, 15 b.Higher Ford ?, 10574
-- William Soper, 11 App, b.Bradley, 10568

Plymouth 1841 census : source
-- Mary A Soper (c1827-?) age 24, unm, b.Devonport. A cook living at 23 George St, Plymouth. The household of Hyman Hyman, a gold/silversmith b.Plymouth, wife & 4 children, also Elizabeth Terrell at servant 24, census taken 6 June

Stokenham - 1841 census : source
-- Richard Soper 27 a farmer : Ann Soper 25 living Kellinton, 4657
-- Samuel Soper 20 a farmer : Susan Soper or Sarah 20 living Lamicraft, 4717

Mary Soper may have been the Mary in Thomas & Mary Petherbridge, at 223 North St, Ashburton, in '41cen Ashburton with 4 children born after 1919 ; Sandra Pender, ggggranddaughter, looking for details, Aug'05. Mary may have m.John Cornish later in 1841 : source : [Mary Soper m.Thomas Petherbridge 1814, Ashburton, Dev] : [?connection a John Soper Petherbridge m.Jane King Bridger 1852]

End of 1841 census


John Soper Perry m.Anne Sargent Burnard Jan>Mar 1841 & d.Jan>Mar 1891 age 59 both Tavistock, Dev
- William Soper Perry b.Jul>Sep 1848, Tavistock; m.Jul>Sep 1880, Launceston, Con; d.Jul>Sep 1907, Tavistock age 59 : [?a Mary Perry nee Soper & 3 other Soper females owned Alder Farm, Thrushelton, Plymouth
1846]

Sarah Soper m.Robert Harding, Their son Silas Harding (c1841-1894) probably b.Ashburton, Dev. Arrived Melbourne, Australia 21 Jan 1841 on 'Sir Charles Forbes', a government assisted immigrant : m.1846 : partner in a paper mill : d.Geelong, Victoria : source

Soper, at Exeter sessions an accomplice of Edward Berry 16, Hezekiah Hunt 17 & Robert Rouldon 43 indited for robbery at Miss Kingdons, Hill Court, stealing silver plate (details 10 & 17th papers): All found guilty, but not sentenced. Raddon formerly a master tradesman; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 7 Jan 1841, from newspapers.bl.uk

Robert Soper, bricklayer of Devonport & Jane Martin, widow of John Martin, cabinet maker, 99 year lease a Messuage SE of South Hill, Devonport : Building : 2 Feb 1841 : Plymouth & Devon Deeds ref 263/56 [?a manor of Southill is in the parish of Uffculme] www.a2a

John Soper, part of a coroners jury at the Guildhall, on view was the body of Mount Gulpin 67 who fell down stairs in the dark; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 28 Jan 1841, from newspapers.bl.uk

Charles Henry Soper m.Priscilla Jane Gilbert Oct>Dec 1896, Plymouth, Dev (bmd); Charles Henry Soper b.c1846, Plymouth to Samuel m.Mary Goodman m.1841, Plymouth
: '71cen Charles H 25 forage dealer with mother Mary 57 head widowed forage dealer at 34 Tavistock St, Charles, Plymouth, Dev; b.Plymouth, Con; Charles H 25 forage dealer, b.-; Selina M 23; Emily J 18 drapers assistant; Fanny E 12 scholar, all b.Plymouth : scan : [mother d.1876]
: '81cen Charles 37unm hay & corn merchant at Lower Venn, Pennycross, Dev & sisters, Selina 32unm : Fanny E 22unm all b.Plymouth
: 1878 : Charles Soper (C & S) ; h 38 Tavistock Rd, Plymouth ; p.655 : C & S Soper. forage dealers, 38 Tavistock Rd, Plymouth ; p.655 : ['S' = unm sister Selina]
: 1879 Charles (C & S Soper forage dealers) h.38 Tavistock Rd; Whites Directory 1879
: 1885 Charles Henry Soper & [Mrs] Selina Mary Anthony partners in business of forage dealers, Tavistock Rd, Plymouth, Dev, is dissolved by mutual consent. The business continued by Mr Soper who will pay & receive all debts due from & to the partnership. 21 Dec 1885. (London Gazette 8 Jan)
: 1886 Charles Henry Soper & Selina Mary Anthony partners in business of forage dealers, Tavistock Rd, Plymouth, Dev, is dissolved by mutual consent. The business continued by Mr Soper who will pay & receive all debts due from & to the partnership. 21 Dec 1885 (London Gazette 8 Jan) : [sister Selina m.1865]
: 1886 C H Soper & S M Anthony, forage dealers of Plymouth, partnership dissolved : from The Times 9 Jan 1886 109/211p
: 1890 Charles Henry Soper, hay & forage dealer & flour merchant, 38-9 Tavistock Rd : home 73 Regent St, Plymouth; Whites Devon Directory 1890
: '91cen C H Soper 43unm forage dealer (em'er)  at 46 Tavistock Place, Plymouth Charles, Dev; b.Plymouth : [brother a forage dealer at 15 Tavistock St, d.1875 : nephew Herbert J 17unm forage merchants clerk at 15 Tavistock Pl; m.1899 scan
: '01cen Charles H 56 retired forge merchant at 46 Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Dev; b.Plymouth; Priscilla 54 b.Malta; scan
: '11cen Charles Henry 66 retired hay dealer (forage merchant) in 7 rooms at 45 Tavistock Place, Plymouth; b.Plymouth; Priscilla J 67 {m.14y, no children} (British Subject by marriage) b.Malta scan
: Charles Henry Soper d.11 Nov 1919 of Tavistock Place, Plymouth, Dev; probate London 29 Mar 1919 to Pricilla Jane Soper, [his] widow; estate £1,078 4s 3d; from Probate Calender, scan [??a Charles (c1869-1919) d.Oct>Dec, Plymouth, age 50 : no Charles H vis; a Charles G (c1871-1920) d.Jan>Mar, Totnes, age 49]

Samuel Soper m.Mary Goodman Oct>Dec 1841, Plymouth, Dev (bmd) [assume family below] : Samuel (c1809-1865) b.Medbury/Ermington, Dev
- John Samuel Soper b.Jul>Sep 1842, Plymouth; m.Mary S Almond
1866, Plymouth; a forage dealer d.1875
- Charles Henry Soper b.c1846, Plymouth; '71cen forage dealer 25; m.Priscilla Jane Gilbert 1896, Plymouth; d.1919
- Selina Mary Soper b.Oct>Dec 1847, Plymouth : '81cen unm 32; forage dealer with brother Charles; Selina Mary Soper m.Charles Anthony Oct>Dec 1885, Plymouth : [Selina d.1929 age 79; bur.Ford Park, Plymouth]
- James Soper b.Jan>Mar 1851 & assume d.Apr>Jun 1852, both Plymouth as not in '61cen
- Emily Janet Soper b.Jan>Mar 1854, Plymouth; ??a Emily Janette Soper m.Jan>Mar 1877, Plymouth (to either Richard Courtis or Edward Albert Turner)
- Fanny Edith Soper b.Apr>Jun 1859, Plymouth; nursing home for 1y 1883; '91cen 32unm : m.Richard Grigg Jul>Sep 1903, Plymouth
: '41cen Samuel 25-9 carrier at Tavistock St, Plymouth, Charles the Martyr; with James Gliddon 45-9 dairyman, Elizabeth 50-4, Marianne 13, George Clarke 65-9 'cc'
: 1850 S Soper, coal merchant, Tavistock St, Plymouth; 1850 Devon Directory
: '51cen Samuel 42 forage dealer at 23 Old Town St, Plymouth, b.Medbury, Dev; Mary 37 b.Launcester, Cornwall; John 8; Charles 5; Selenia 3 all scholars; James 4m all b.Plymouth, Dev; with niece Elizabeth Taylor 12 servant b.Plymouth scan
: Samuel Soper, beer retailer, 23 Old Town St, Plymouth; 1852 Slater’s Directory for Devon
: '61cen; Samuel 52, a dealer in forage at Albert Place, Charles, Dev; b.Ermington; Mary 44 b.Egloskerry, Con; John 18unm; Charles 16, scholar b.Plymouth; Selina 14; Emily 7; Fanny 2 all scholars b.Plymouth; also boarding labourers John Starchford 15 b.Aveton Gifford & John Lang 16 b.Plymouth
: 1865 Samuel d.12 Sep 1865, of 38 Tavistock St, Plymouth, Dev; 26 Sep 1865 to Mary Soper of 38 Tavistock St, widow & relicet, sole executrix; estate under £600; from Probate Calender, scan : [d.Jul>Sep 1865, Plymouth]
: 1865 Samuel d.Jul>Sep 1865, Plymouth; grave at Ford Park Cemetery, Plymouth age 57; with wife Mary d,1876 age 61; Selina Mary Mills d.1929 age 79 widow of son-in-law James Mills gravestonephotos.com
: '71cen Mary 57 head widowed forage dealer at 34 Tavistock St, Charles, Plymouth, Dev; b.Plymouth, Con; Charles H 25 forage dealer, b.-; Selina M 23; Emily J 18 drapers assistant; Fanny E 12 scholar, all b.Plymouth : scan
: 1876 Mary Soper d.16 Oct 1876, widow of Plymouth; died at Tavistock Rd, Plymouth; will proved Principle Registry 6 Nov 1876 to Selina Mary Soper of Tavistock Rd, spinster, dau & sole executrix; estate under £300; from Probate Calender; scan : [Mary (c1815-1876) d.Oct>Dec 1876, Plymouth, age 61; so assume Selina had the accounts nouce in the partenership with elder brother Charles?]
: 1878 C & S Soper. forage dealers, 38 Tavistock Rd, Plymouth ; Whites 1876 Directory p.655; Charles (C & S) ; h 38 Tavistock Rd; Miss Selina Soper (C & S); h.39 Tavistock Rd
: 1878 Charles & Selina Soper (Miss) (C & S); both home; 38 Tavistock Rd; 1879 directory : [so Selina moved back]
: '81cen Charles 37unm hay & corn merchant at Lower Venn, Pennycross, Dev; with unm sisters Selina 32 & Fanny E 22 all b.Plymouth
: 1883 Fanny E private patient from 24 Apr 1883 Plympton House, Dev [abt 50 patients with catholic nuns wiki] discharged recovered 1 Apr 1984 [1y later]; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan
: 1885 Selina Mary Soper m.Charles Anthony Oct>Dec 1885, Plymouth, Dev
: 1885 Charles Henry Soper & [Mrs] Selina Mary Anthony partners in business of forage dealers, Tavistock Rd, Plymouth, Dev, is dissolved by mutual consent. The business continued by Mr Soper who will pay & receive all debts due from & to the partnership. 21 Dec 1885. (London Gazette 8 Jan)
: 1886 C H Soper & S M Anthony, forage dealers of Plymouth, partnership dissolved : from The Times 9 Jan 1886 109/211p
: '91cen Fanny E 31 on own means at 11 Beatrice Ave East, St Judes, Plymouth with sister Selina M Anthony 42 widow on own means both b.Plymouth & boarder Fanny Mack 37 confectioner's assistant both b.Plymouth, Dev scan
: '91cen C H Soper 43unm forage dealer (em'er)  at 46 Tavistock Place, Plymouth Charles; b.Plymouth
: '01cen Fanny Edith Soper 41unm widower living on own means [alone] at 38 Beatrice Ave, Plymouth, Dev '01cen, b.Plymouth; scan : [not vis'11cen; m. Jul>Sep 1903]
: '11cen ?a Charles Henry Soper 40unm labourer [?Mr Soper 45b Tavistock St, Plymouth) boarding at 126 King St , W.Plymouth, Dev; b.Plymouth '11cen : [page of male labourers] scan scan [d. not vis bmd/or '01cen]
: 1929 Selina Mary Mills d.Jul>Sep 1929 age 79 Plymouth; widow of son-in-law James Mills gravestonephotos.com

J Soper esq MD of Ashburton, subscribed to 'Tales of the Moor' Vol 2 by Josias Homley, pub Newton Abbot 1841 [from Ashburton 13 esq's & 33 'Mr's in list] google books [another subscription 1833] : [died 1849]

John Soper Wordon m.Jul>Sep 1841 Holsworthy, Dev; to either Caroline Holloway or Grace Spry (bmd)

Soper & Co Plymouth amongst medicine venders selling 'Framptons Pill of Health', for liver complaints; in 'Cornwall Royal Gazette' 12 Feb 1841, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
- - - - - - - -
Eli Soper, chemist, Old Town St, Plymouth an agent for Capt Piddings Celebrated Teas; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 27 Oct 1842, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [see Dr Elioeoni Soper - medical Sopers]

Fanny Soper m.John Hutchings, 17 Feb 1842, Exminster, Dev; John, widower, yeoman; Fanny, 3rd dau of late John Soper of Exminster; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth & Cornish Advertiser' 24 Feb, from newspapers.bl.uk : [Fanny 25-9 with mother Jane 55-9 '41cen]

Richard Soper (1842-?), b.Plymouth, Devon, 15 Jul 1842, nr43072, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/10
- Richard Soper 30 Jan 1842*,
- John Lear Soper &
- William Soper both 27 May 1844, Harberton, Dev, father a smith from Little Englebourne. (*Privately bapt by me R F B Rickards; Admitted to the congregation 27 May 1844) from www.freegen.com

Soper & Jeans; 'Stephens; Harrison; Soper & Jeans; Langman: Bentall et al.' ref 1579A-0/3/16-22 : Devon Record Office: Totnes leases 1704-1842 : www.a2a [perhaps connection to 'Soper & Reap' 1847?]

? Soper m.Mary Ann Soper bef.1842?
- Fanny Soper b.Jul>Sep 1840, Plymouth, Dev : 10 in '51cen : [no Fanny vis '61cen, no d vis]
- Angelina Soper b.Oct>Dec 1845, Plymouth, ?d.Apr>Jun 1854, Stoke Damerel, Dev : [no Angela in '61cen]
- Elizabeth Soper b.Apr>Jun 1850, Stoke Damerel : '51cen age 1, not vis '61cen
: '41cen ? Mary Soper 50-4 & Maryann Soper 25-9 shoebinder, living at Tavistock St, Stoke Damerell; with Mary Pascoe 70-4 widow (crossed out);
scan
: '51cen Mary Ann Soper 32 widow? shoebinder, at Stoke Damerel Workhouse, Stoke Damerel, Dev; Fanny 10? orphan; Angelina 5 dau of Mary Ann; Elizabeth 1 dau of Mary Ann all b.Devonport, Dev; all paupers [census page 18; 167m & 254f, with just 3 officers] scan
: '71cen Elizabeth 20unm gen servant, inamate at The Devonport Workhouse, Local Board of Health of Devonport, Ford, Stoke Damerel, Devonport; b.Devonport [455 inmates, 127 officers & stafs] scan : ['61cen not obvious]
: '81cen Elizabeth 31unm gen dom serv at Estover, Egg Buckland, Dev; b.Devonport; servant with William Neal 32 b.Egg Buckland, farmer, 44 acres, wife & 6 children
: '91cen Elizabeth 41unm gen serv (employee) at 24 Victoria St, Plymouth Charles, Dev; b.Devonport; lodging with John Coudy 41 shoe maker, wife Elizabeth 41 both b.Marestowe & 6 children 15-4; scan & scan
: '01cen Elizabeth 50unm [no job mentioned]; b.Devonport; boarding in 3 rooms at 35 Cambridge Lane East, Plymouth, Dev with Agustus Kingswell 70 widowed coal dealer b.Helston, Cornwall scan : ['11cen not vis]
: 1903 ??an Elizabeth Soper (c1848-1903) d.Oct>Dec 1903, age 55, Plymouth : [age 2y out, but closest d.vis in bmd (& no Plymouth/Devonport m)]

John Thomas Soaper m.Mary Jane Burnett Apr>Jun 1842, East Stonehouse, Dev (bmd); John b.c1821 Devonport/Stoke Damerel (½m inland from Devonport) (birth not vis igi) & d.1885
- Elizabeth Jane Soaper b.Oct>Dec 1842 Devonport, d.Oct>Dec 1875, age 32, both Stoke Damerel bmd dist
- Mary Jane Soper b.Oct>Dec 1843, Stoke Damerell a Mary Jane Soaper d.Oct>Dev 1844 assumed just from 'Soaper'
- Caroline Elize Soaper b.Apr>Jun 1848 Devonport; ?a Caroline Eliza Soaper m. Apr>Jun 1874, both Stoke Damerel dist (to either Joseph Gritton or Charles Blake Martyn)
- Ellen Lucy Soaper b.Jul>Sep 1851, ?m.Jul>Sep 1875, Stoke Damerel, Dev (to either John James Cole or Charles Webber), both Stoke Damerel
- Mary Jane Soaper b.Jan>Mar 1853, m.Apr>Jun 1875, (to either Frederick Henry Bennett or Robert Kemp) both Stoke Damerel
- Amelia Soaper b.Jul>Sep 1854, m.Thomas Johnson Oct>Dec 1874, both Stoke Damerel; Executor of mother 1886; apparently couple took over the Inn
- John Soaper b.c1855 Stoke Damerel : ??a John Robert Mcconell Soper b.Jan>Mar 1856, Stoke Damerel : ??a John Robert d.Jul>Sep 1890, East Stonehouse, age 34 [?possibly a seaman; ??perhaps
1875]
- Jessie Soaper b.Oct>Dec 1857 'Bessie', m.Oct>Dec 1884, (to either George Robert Bullock or William John Cotter) both Stoke Damerel
- Rosa Soaper b.Jul>Sep 1859, 'Rosy' m.Jul>Sep 1883, (to either Thomas Henry Berryman or Samuel George Colmer) both Stoke Damerel
- Jane Burnet Soaper b.Oct>Dec 1861, ?a Jane m.Apr>Jun 1884, (to either Richard Jenkin or William Henry Wenmouth) both Stoke Damerel
- Phoebe Soaper b.Jan>Mar 1865; d.Oct>Dec 1866 age 1 both Stoke Damerel assumed just from 'Soaper'
- Henry William Soaper b.Jan>Mar 1868 & d.Jul>Sep 1871, age 3 both Stoke Damerel
: '41cen Richard Soaper 60-4 coal merchant at South St, Stoke Damerel; Mary 45-9 dairy woman, John 20-4 blacksmith, Caroline 15-9, Ellin 10, Mary Ann 6
: '51cen John T Soaper 29 smith HM yard at 39 Queen St, Stoke Damerel, b.Devonport; Mary Jane 27 b.Maker, Con; Elizabeth 8; Caroline 2 both b.Devonport scan
: '61cen John Thos 39 blacksmith at 18 John Pl, Stoke Damerel; Mary Jane 38; Elizabeth 19; Caroline 12; Ellen 10; Mary Jane 8; Amelia 7; John 6; Jesse 4; Rosa 1, all 10-1 scholars, all b.Devonport : [appears as 'Sopurs' source]
: '71cen John Thomas Soaper 49 head blacksmith dockyard at 1 Queen St, Stoke Damerel; Mary Jane 47 eating house keeper; Elizabeth 27 machinist; Caroline 22 miliner; Amelia 17 no occupation; John 15; Rosa 10; Jane 7; Henry 3 all scholars, all b.Devonport : scan
: '81cen John T Soaper 59 smith H M dockyard at 53 Cornwall St, Stoke Damerel; Mary J 57; Bessie 21; Rosy 20; Jane 17 & nephew William Stephens 19unm, invalided from R N, all b.Devonport
: J T Soper became landlord of The Steam Packet 1882; from History of the Steam Packet Inn, by 1890 & '91cen Joseph Wilson was landlord source. Pub by the North Quay map 1892
: John Thomas Soper d.29 May 1885, beer house manager of 'Steam Packet' Inn, 5 Cornwall St, Devonport; died at the Steam Packet; administration at Principle Registry 14 Aug 1885 to Mary Jane Soper widowed wife; estate £40 ; from Probate Calender, scan [John Thomas (c1821-1885) d.Apr>Jun, Stoke Damerel, age 64]
: Mary Jane Soper d.19 Oct 1885, widow of 'Steam Packet' Inn, died at The Steam Packet; administration at Principle Registry 12 Aug 1886 to Amelia Johnson (wife of Thomas Johnson) of the Inn, dau & one of next of kin; estate £10; from Probate Calender, scan : [Mary Jane (c1823-1885) d.Oct>Dec Stoke Damerel, age 62]

R Soper, 1 of 29 Commissioners of Income Tax & Property for Teignbridge, Haytor, Coleridge & Stanborough; held at Seven Stars, Totnes 9 Jul 1842; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 14 Jul, from newspapers.bl.uk

Robert Soper of Diptford, Dev : 1842 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1095 www.a2a

Samuel Soper m.Joanna Cousens Jan>Mar 1842, Stoke Damerel, Dev (bmd); Samuel b.1820 Stokenham, Dev
: Joanna Cousens bpt 30 Dec 1819 in Stokenham S : from
Cousens board
- John Henry Soper b.Apr>Jun 1845, Stokenham (Kingsbridge bmd dist) : [assume butcher m.Susannah Elizabeth H Tolchard 1868 & d.Oct>Dec, 1900 Totnes, Dev, age 55]
- Samuel Soper b.Oct>Dec 1847 Stokenham; m.Mary Jane Buckpitt Jul>Sep 1874, both Kingsbridge bmd dist; d.1921, age 73]
- Robert Soper b.Jan>Mar 1850, Blackawton (Kingsbridge bmd dist)
- Thomas Cousens Soper b.Apr>Jun 1852, Kingsbridge
- James Hunt Soper b.Jan>Mar 1856, Blackawton; m.Thirza Elizabeth Hyne 1879 both Kingsbridge bmd dist; d.5 Jun 1919, age 63, retired farmer of West Bickleigh, Halwell; estate £2,164
- Mary Anna Soper b.Jan>Mar 1859, Kingsbridge; '01cen dom serv; d.24 Feb 1908, age 49unm of Laurel Cottage, Brixham; left £157; brother Samuel's widow executor
- William Edwin Soper b.1 Aug 1862 Slapton [b.Jul>Sep Kingsbridge RD]; '81cen farmers son 18; m.Emma Jane Pepplestone Apr>Jun 1888, Kingsbridge, Dev
: '41cen Susannah Soper 20-4, Samuel Soper 20-4 farmer, Samuel Logan 15 servant : [Susannah 1st so assume elder sister]
: '51cen Samuel 31 farmer 70 acres employing 1 outdoor labourer at Kingsbridge, Dev; b.Stokenham, Dev; Joanna 31 farmers wife; John Henry Soper 6 scholar; Samuel Soper 3 all b.Stokenham, Dev; Robert Soper 1 b.Blackawton, Dev; also farm serv George Smith 17 b.Eastallington & house serv Mary Thornton b.Malborough scan
: '61cen Samuel 41 farming 95a, empl 1, Torr Fm Slapton; Joanna 41; John Henry 16; Samuel 13 all b.Stokenham [next to Slapton]; Robert 11; Thomas Soper Cousins 8, scholar; James Hunt Soper 5 all b.Blackawton; Mary Anna 2 b.Slapton; also Elizabeth Finch 18unm gen serv b.Stoke Fleming
: '71cen Samuel 51 farmer of 95a Torr Farm, Slapton; empl 1 lbr; Johanna 51; Samuel 23 farmers son, all b.Stokenham; Robert 21 sailmaker; James H 15 farmers son, both b.Blackawton; William E 8 farmers son, b.Slapton
: '71cen, son? 2 Samuels, both Privates Royal Marine 1st aged 23 b.Totnes, Dev, in barracks (not on ship) at Keyham Basin, Dev : 2nd aged 24 a visiter b.Duptiford? household of Ann Harkins (ne Sullock?) widow 33, an unemployed serv 21 Belmont St, Plymouth
: '71cen, Mary A 12 scholar, b.Stapleton; at Woodlane Cottage, West Alvington, Dev; with widowed schoolmistress Jane Goodman 50 & 4 boarding scholars 8-13 scan
: 1876 William b.1 Aug 1862 admitted 25 Sep 1876 to County Primary School, Slapton from Newhouse; father of Slapton; left 11 May 1877 scan
: '81cen Samuel 61 farming 95a at Torr Farm, Slapton; Joanna 61 both b.Stokenham, Dev; Mary A 22unm; William 18 farmers son both b.Slapton, Dev
: 1884 Joanna (c1820-1884) d.Jan>Mar, Kingsbridge, age 64 : Samuel (c1820-1887) d.Jan>Mar, Kingsbridge, age 67
: 1887 Samuel Soper d.17 Mar 1887, farmer of Slapton; died Slapton; will Exeter 2 Apr 1887 to son William of Slapton, farmer, sole executor [why youngest?]; estate £321 3s 11d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Samuel (c1820-1887) d.Jan>Mar 1887, Kingsbridge, age 67]
: '91cen William E 28 farmer (em'er) b.Slapton Emma Jane 30 (em'ee) Kingsbridge, Dev; Ernest Edwin 1; Ida Mary 1; sister Mary Ann 32 dom assistant (em'ee) all b.Slapton & brother-in-law, farm serv William H Brolaw Popplestone 22unm b.Frogmore; John Cole 14 b.Slapton
: '01cen Mary Ann Soper 42unm general domestic at Milton St, Brixham, Dev; b.Torr Slapton, Dev; servant to John C Smith retired tailor b.Brixham & Ann M Smith 56 b.Brixam scan
: Samuel b.1820, Dev, m.Joanna Cousens; some children; Thomas, William, John, & I think Henry. from Paul W Soper, (Samuel's gr.gr.grandson) Soper newsgroup

Mr R Soper, a baker d.14 Sept 1842 at Dartmouth; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 22 Sep, from newspapers.bl.uk

George I Soper's wife of a son b.2 Dec 1842 at Devonshire Cottages, Plymouth; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 8 Dec, from newspapers.bl.uk : [George Isabell Soper m.Maria Worsley 1835]

William Soper (c1823 - ) b.Mary Tavy, Dev; m.Elizabeth Metherell (b.Broadwoodwidger, Dev) m.Oct>Dec 1846, Tavistock, Dev
- Emma Soper b.12 Dec 1847 Whitchurch, Dev [b.reg Apr>Jun 1848, Tavistock] m.Seth Metherell (1842-1923) (b.25 Nov 1842 Broadwoodwidger) m.in Mariposa?; Seth immigrated Ontario, Canada 1853. (Emma 1856), 8 children b.xc1865-1886; to Mariposa, Victoria Co, Ontario c.1871; Emma d.>1923
source
: '51cen William jnr 28 farmers labourer at Lanehead, Mary Tavy, (Tavistock), Dev, b.Mary Tavy; Elizabeth 28 b.Broadwoodwiger; Emma 3 b.Whitchurch, Dev; - scan [William Soper 67 snr also at Lanehead]
: '61cen William 39 labourer; Elizabeth 39 & Ema 14, at Mariposa, Victoria, Canada West all b.Eng; C of E; One story log house scan
: '71cen Canada; William (c1822-?) 49 farmer (cannot read/write), Elizabeth 49 both b.Eng, living at Mariposa, S.Victoria, Ontario; religion; B G; div 3; Pg 102; reel C-9972-3 source; scan : only Sopers in Mariposa
: '81cen Canada; Williamfarmer 58 & Elizabeth 58 at Mariposa, Victoria S, Ontario, both b.England : Living with them [son-in-law] farmers Seth & Emma Metherall 39 & 33 b.Eng & their 5 Ontaria born children 16-5 (all 'Bible Christians'); scan & scan2
: '91cen Canada; William 68 married - 'Eng Eng Eng CofE labourer Elizept 68 married widow at Mariposa, Victoria S, Ontario; both b.England; english church; scan : [widow seems odd?]
: William & Elizabeth d.>1891 Mariposa?, Ontario

Thomas Soper m.Anne Bearne or Parr Jan>Mar 1842, Newton Abbott, Dev (bmd) [m.assumed]
- Thomas John Soper b.Apr>Jun 1842, Newton Abbott, Dev [no 'John' b.vis bmd] : m.Elizabeth Jones
1869, Exeter, Dev
- George Edwin Soper b.Jul>Sep 1849, Teignmouth [Newton Abbott RD]; d.1920, age 71
: '51cen Thomas 30 builder employing 1 man at Southcotts House, West Teignmouth, (Newton Abbot), Dev, b.Teignmouth; Ann 33 b.Bishopstanton, Dev; John 9; George E 1 both b.Teignmouth scan
: '61cen Thomas 38 carpenter employing 7 at West Teignmouth, Dev; b.Teignmouth; Ann 43 b.Bishopsteigton; John 19 apprentice to shoe maker; George 12, a scholar also boarder Elizabeth Lloyd 63, a widowed fund holder all b.Teignmouth
: ?a G Soper came 1st, in Third Division of Church Hill House School, Teignmouth; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England), 26 Jun 1861, from news.bl.uk; scan
- grandau Frances Ann J Soper b.Apr>Jun 1870, Newton Abbott, Dev
: '71cen Thomas (c1821-?) 50 builder & timber merchant emp 8 men & 1 boy, at Fore St, West Teignmouth; b.Teignmouth, Dev; Ann 52 b.Bishopsteignton, Dev; George 21 builder, b.Teignmouth
scan
: ?c1876 George Edwin's mental illness started, guessed from '11cen
: '81cen Thomas 61 b.Teignmouth, timber merchant at 22 Fore St, West Teignmouth, Dev; Ann 63 b.Bishopsteignton; George 30unm b.Teignmouth, timber merchant & grand dau Frances A 11 b.Bishopsteignton
: 1884 George E patient from 14 Jun 1884 Devon institution, [Asylum at Exeter] & died there 15 Mar 1920; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan
: '91cen Thomas 71 builder (notem) in 2 rooms at 66 Bitton St, West Teignmouth; b.Teignmouth; Ann 75 b.Bishopsteignton; scan
: '91cen George Edwin Soper 42unm lunatic at Devon Cty Lunatic Asylum, (St Thomas), Exminster, Dev; b.Teignmouth, Dev; scan
: ?an Ann (c1816-1893) d.Oct>Dec 1893, age 77; or ??an Ann (c1815-1894) d.Apr>Jun 1894, age 79, Newton Abbott, Dev
: ?a Thomas (c1820-1898) d.Apr>Jun 1898, age 78, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev
: '01cen George Edwin Soper 57 lunatic at Devon County Lunatic Asylum, Exminster, Dev, b.?; scan [John 82 on same page]
: '11cen G E Soper 61 (lunatic 35), patient at Devon County Lunatic Asylem b.unknown scan
: George E Soper (c1849-1920) d.Jan>Mar 1920, age 71, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev [d.15 Mar]

William Soper m.Maria Huggins Apr>Jun 1842, Honiton, (bmd) William b.c1820 Harpford to Michel & Mary see
- Mary Ann Soper b.Jul>Sep 1842, Honiton
- Elizabeth Soper b.Jul>Sep 1844, Honiton
- William John Soper b.Jul>Sep 1851, Honiton; blacksmith; m.Ann Maria Hayman 1877 Plymouth
- Susan Soper b.Apr>Jun 1854, Honiton
- Emma Jane Soper b.Jul>Sep 1857, Honiton
?a - Samuel Joe Huggins Spiller Soper b & d.Apr>Jun 1860, Honiton
: '51cen William 31 ag lab at High Woodford, Sidmouth, Honiton, Dev, b.Harpsford, Dev; Maria Soper 33 b.Sidbury; Elizabeth 6 scholar b.Harpsford; Harriett 4 scholar; Mary A 8 scholar both b.Sidbury scan
: '61cen William 41, ag lab at Higher Woolbrook, Sidmouth; b.Harpford; Maria 43, lacemaker b.Sidbury; Mariann 18 b.Harpford; Elizabeth 16 both lacemakers, b.Sidbury; William John 9; Susan 7 both scholars; Emma Jane 3 all b.Sidmouth scan
: '71cen William 51 labourer, at 4 Eldon's Court, Sidmouth; b.Harpford; Maria 53; Elizabeth 26 servant both b.Sidbury; William J 19 white smith; Susan 17 servant; Emma J 13 servant, all b.Sidmouth & brother George 45unm deaf & dumb from birth, b.Harpford scan
: '81cen William 62, gardener (dom) Eldons Court, Sidmouth; b.Harpford; Maria 63 b.Sidbury; brother George 56unm (no employment; deaf & dumb) b.Harpford; nephew Robert 15 scholar b.Sidmouth
: '91cen William gardener (em'ee) 71 in 4 rooms at Russell St, Sidmouth; b.Harpford, Dev; Maria 73 b.Sibury; George 64unm brother b.Harpford scan
: ?a George Soper (c1827-1891) d.Apr>Jun, Honiton, Dev, age 64
: ?a William Soper (c1819-1897) d.Oct>Dec, Honiton, age 78
: ?a Maria Soper (c1817-1898) d.Jan>Mar, Honiton, age 81

William Soper m.Charlotte Butchers or Weeks Jul>Sep 1842, Newton Abbott, Dev [m.assumed]
- Charlotte Soper b.Jan>Mar 1844, Newton Abbott; unm housemaid in Glamorgan '71cen; not vis '81cen; Charlottes m.1872 Brentford & m.1873 Southampton
- Mary Ann Soper b.Jul>Sep 1845, Newton Abbott
- William Soper b.Jan>Mar 1847, Newton Abbott
- Sarah Grace Soper b.Apr>Jun 1853, Newton Abbott
- James Soper b.Jan>Mar 1858, Sheppey, Kent; in
Navy
: ['41cen William 25-9 at Lower Keightly, Chudleigh; b.Dev]
: ['51cen William 37 gardener at Lower Heightley, Chudley (Newton Abbot), Dev; b.Drewsteignton, Dev; Charlotte 33 b.Dawlish; Charlotte 7; Mary 5 both scholar; William 4; Ellen 2m all b.Chudley; (at Heightley, next door, Jane Cocks 80 widowed house prop b.Kent; unm dau 52; cook 73, house maid 22, kitchen maid 30 scan]
: ['61cen William 48 dock labr at East Ln, Minster, Sheppey 48; b.Dretorting, Dev; Charlotte 44 b.Dawlish; Charlotte 17; Mary Ann 15; William 14 dock labr; Sarah J 8 scholar all b.Chudleigh, Dev; James 3 scholars b.Sheerness, Kt] : [seems only just arrived in Kent shipyards from Dev]
: ['61cen sister, Mary 42unm nurse at 6 Vernham Place, Hastings (St Mary in the Castle), Sx; b.Chudleigh, Dev; servant in Lacellas family household 5 servants, ladies maid, 2 maids & nurse maid : 4 visitors scan]
: ['71cen William 54 labr HM Dockyard at 4a Fint St, Minster, Sheerness; b.Drewsteignton; Charlotte 52 b.Dawlish, William 24 b.Chudleigh, James 13 b.Sheerness & unm sister Mary 50 b.Chudleigh scan]
: ['71cen Charlotte (c1844-?) housemaid, domestic servant 27 at Monkhopton House, Monkhopton, Glam, b.Chudleigh, Dev; in household of Richard G Moreton 25 a peer's son, wife, sister 21 & dau 1; ladys maid x2, cook, nurse. Housemaid, kitchenmaid, coachman : scan; not vis '81cen]
: ['81cen William 68 a 'garmer F T', at Beaumont, Ilsington; b.Drewsteignton; Charlotte 64 b.Dawlish; Mary 64unm b.Chudleigh]
: ['91cen William 78 ag lab in 4 rooms at Torr Rock, St M(ichael), Ilsington; b.Drewsteignton; Charlotte wife 74 Dawlish; Mary sister 74unm b.Chudleigh, Dev scan]
: William Soper (c1813-1891) d.Oct>Dec 1891, Newton Abbott, age 78
: sister Mary Soper (c1817-1893) d.Apr>Jun 1893, Newton Abbott, age 76
: Charlotte Soper (c1817-1893) d.Jul>Sep 1893, Newton Abbott, age 76

William Dixon Soper (1843-?), b.Salcombe, Dev, 25 Dec 1843, nr51136, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/23

Jane Soper (c1825-?) age 18 in Devon Court, 27 Jun 1843; sentence ? : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available) : [a Jane imprisoned 1850]

Richard Soper m.Frances Bishop Apr>Jun 1843, Torrington, Dev (bmd)
- Frances Soper b.Apr>Jun 1845, Torrington
: Richard Soper d.Oct>Dec 1847, Torrington
: '41cen ?? John 50-4 ag lab at Little Eroth?, Dolton, Mary 45-9, Richard 25-9 carpenter, Martha 15-9, Hannah 13, William 9, Henry 6
: '41cen? what connection to Ann 66 glove maker New St, Great Torrington, Mary Ashton 51 glove maker : [?Ann d.Jan>Mar 1855, Torrington, Dev]
: '51cen Frances 43 glover at 6 Princes St, Barnstaple, Dev & Frances 5 scholar both b.Dolton, Dev; visiting John Hedges 31 gen lab b.E Pulford; Mary Ann 30 glover b.Weir Gifford; Mary Jane 7 & John 5 scholars both b.Monkleigh scan scan_b
: '61cen Frances 58 widowed silk flower maker at High St, Great Torrington; b.Dolton [an Eliza Soper 27unm draper Plush??, Con; Same st]
: '61cen Frances 16 scholar at High St, Great Torrington; b.Dolton; in household of Mary Palmer 48, gentlewoman b.Gr.T, 2 children 22 & 16; sisters 56 & 38; cousins 40 & 22, gentelwomen; visiter 33 fellow of Oxford College; brother-in-law 61 minister, author of 'Curse of Souls' & a servant 26 : [dau not vis '91cen]
: '71cen Frances 64, gloveress at New St, Gr.Torrington; b.Dolton; living alone, neighbours glovers scan
: '81cen Frances 75 head widowed glove maker at New St, Gr.Torrington; b.Dolton
: '81cen Frances 35unm lodger, dressmaker, b.Dolton household of Frances H Gross 47 b.Paddington, a servant & 2 lodgers : [neither vis '91cen & m/d not vis bmd]

Mrs Soper heard Mr Ware, (30 unm Vicar Choral of Catherdral) knock on her door in a court in St Thomas, Exeter at 1am. She opened her chamber window. He said 'It's bitter cold. Do let me in for Gods sake'. Not knowing who he was & her husband was ill she'd not open her door. He asked where's Mrs Evens, she said next door. Mrs Soper did not particularly observe the situation having been disturbed from sleep with a hurrican blowing. Evens drunk & assumed fallen in The Exe, then found frozen solid to the pavement nr.Okehampton St, exclaiming 'Oh My God' by 5am, dying when in front of a fire at 'Union Inn'. Rescuers heard another woman complain he'd been calling for hours; in Morning Chronicle (pub.Lon); from 17 Feb 1843 newspapers.bl.uk : scan : ['41cen only family in St Thomas; Henry labourer & Rebecca, both 35-9]

John m.Ann Stamford Oct> Dec 1843, Stoke Damerel, Dev : [assume the family below]
- Mary Jane Soper b.Oct>Dec 1843, Stoke Damerel, Dev [inc Devonport], '61cen tailoress
- Ann Soper b.Oct>Dec 1844 Sampford Courtenay, Plymouth; m.John Authors Jan>Mar 1896, Plymouth; '01cen 54 shopkeeper (refreshment house) [below]
- Harriet Soper b.c1849 Sampford Courtenay, Plymouth; '91cen laundress; '01cen 51unm cook; m.Henry Lock Oct>Dec 1901, Plymouth [a drapers packer]
- Elizabeth Ann Eliza Soper b.Oct>Dec 1852, Plymouth
- William R Soper b.c1855 Plymouth; '81cen dock labr; '91cen 40unm porter
- Lucy Soper b.Jan>Mar 1857, Plymouth : ??a Lucy m.Thomas Robert G Southern Jul>Sep 1878, Plymouth
- Emma Soper b.Oct>Dec 1859, Plymouth
- Georgina Soper b.Jul>Sep 1862, (or b.Oct>Dec 1862), Plymouth, Dev : Georgina's m.Plymouth 1882 & 1883 Plymouth
: '41cen John 20-4 servant, Middle Town, Sampford Courtney, Dev; b.Dev; also James Bright 15-9 servant, Elizabeth Sandon 14 servant; [perhaps previous household… Susana ? 11, Thomas 9, John 7, William 11m, John Soper 20-4 servant, need to scan previous page]
: '51cen John 35 ag lab at Combe Farm, Sampford Courtenay, (Okehampton), Dev; b.Sampfordcourting?, Dev; Ann 27 b.Sampfordcourting?, Dev; Mary 7 b.Devonport, Dev; Ann 5; Harriet "1 11m" both b.Exbourne, Dev;
scan
: '61cen John 49, labourer 10 Norley St, Charles, Plymouth, Dev; b.Ermington, Dev; Ann 39 b.Samfordcourtney; Mary J 18unm tailoress b.Devonport; Harriett 12; Elizabeth 9 both b.Samford Countenay; William R 6; Louisa 4 [Lucy?]; Emma 13m all b.Plymouth
: '71cen John scavenger, out of work[!] 60 at Gasking St, Charles, Plymouth; Ann 49 both b.Sandford Courtnay; William 17 errand boy; Lucy 13 servant; Emma 11; George 8 both scholars, all b.Plymouth scan : [4 households in property]
: '81cen John 62 farm labr at 1 Higher St, Plymouth Charles The Martyr, Dev; Ann 58 both b.Starford a laundress; William 27um dock labr : Georgina 19unm, serv, both b.Plymouth; also 2 boarders James Cranford 64u b.Ireland, pensioner & Richard Arthur 21u b.Plymouth, quarryman
: '81cen Harriet 29unm, general servant at 7 Radnor Pl, Plymouth Charles The Martyr, Dev; b.Sampford Courtney, Dev; 1 of 2 dom serv to Agnes K Brown, widow 38 b.Braunton & 4 daughters (9 to 4)
: '91cen Ann 69 widow in 4 rooms at 1 Higher St, (St Judes), Plymouth Charles, Dev; William 40unm general porter (em'ee) both b.Plymouth; dau Harriet 42unm laundress (em'ee)  b.Sampford, Courtney, Dev also boarder James Crawford 74 pensioner b.Ireland & grand children Ann Southern 8 & William R Southern 9 scholars b.Plymouth; scan
: ??an Ann Soper (c1822-1900) d.Oct>Dec 1900, Plymouth, age 78
: '01cen Harriet 51unm cook domestic at 72 North St, Plymouth, b.Sampford Courtenay, Dev; with sister Annie Authors 54 shopkeeper (refreshment house) b,SC; visitor Henry Lock 45 drapers packer b.Dean, Dev 9 male boarders 20-59 mostly labourers scan [Harriet not vis '11cen]
: 1901 Harriet Soper m.Henry Lock Oct>Dec 1901, Plymouth, Dev [Henry with her '01cen above]

Isaac Soper m.Martha Selly m.Oct>Dec 1843, Exeter, Dev - (assume a 2nd m. as a son m.by '61cen): [no Isaac in '41cen; Isaac 44 & Martha 46 in Devon '51cen]
- a ? Soper b.? m.Miss Lilley (assumed by grandson age 16 '71cen)
- Sarah Soper b.c1838 Exeter (assumed dau of 2nd wife Martha Selly - 23unm '61cen; 33unm '71cen)
: [assume the Isaac 1m prison on treadmill as an apprentice Exeter
1824]
: '61cen Isaac 59, a plasterer journeyman at 21 Woods Buildings, St Sidwell, Exeter; Martha 59; & dau-in-law Marah Soper [assume Sarah 23unm all b.Exeter also lodger Charles J Anning 14, masons labourer b.Exeter; Charles H Jaslwin 2, son b.Exeter; Mary A Whitfield 30unm charwoman (the 'son' listed between the 2 lodgers, possibly he's son of Miss Soper & a Mr Jaslwin??)]
: Isaac plasterer of St Sidwells committed until the County Sessions on suspicion of robbery by a Magistrate at the Exeter Castle, However admitted bail of £50 & 2 surities of £50: Stolen from unihabited house 1 Queens Sq, Mount Radford, a register grate, 2 Rumford grates, copper furnace, dresser & bookshelves, property of Joseph Gattey, St Sidwells builder. Insp Stuckes found they were sold to furniture brokers, West St & Smythen St & arrested Soper, who also sold another Rumford grate, owner unknown; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 21 Jun 1849, 3 Jul convicted to prison 12m hard labour
: Isaac Soper d.Apr>Jun 1864, Exeter
: perhaps Martha Soper the Mrs Soper who's granddau Mary Ann Selly age 13 had been induced by Mrs Ganniclift by false pretences to enter her houyse in Exeter where she become criminally aquainted with Mr Norris a landowner of Spreyton nr Okehampton. Mary was in the habit of living at Mrs Soper's house; her father came on the night of 22 to take the girl away, but the girl was in bed, so not permitted. Next morning he took her to St David's station refreshment room where he worked & they were not heard of since. (rumours that the father given £1,000 to emigrate). The case against Blanch Ganniciclift 40 of defilement of the girl fell through; in 'Reynolds's Newspaper' 4 Jun 1865; scan
: '71cen Martha 70 wife at Wood's Buildings, St Thomas, Exeter & dau Sarah 33 both laundress, b.Exeter; also Alfred J W Lilley 16, grandson, apprentice, b.Exeter
scan
: '81cen Sarah 33unm 87 Summerland St, Exeter St Sidwell; b.Exeter half-sister with Charles Anning 34 painter; Martha Anning 34 shop keeper, brother 28; & 5 children 2-13 all b.Exeter : [puzzle how ½ sister could arise] : [Sarah not vis '91cen]
: ??a Sarah Soper (c1840-1890) d.Apr>Jun 1890, Exeter, age 50

Elizabeth Soper m.Robert Hannaford 12 Jan 1843, at St Petroc's Church, S.Brent : 10 children 1843-66 (Mary 43, Robert 46, Fanny Ann 49, Susanna 51, Elizabeth 54, Henry 56, John 58, James 61, Sophia 63 & Esther 66) source
2 Soper Hannafords children
- Mary Soper Hannaford b.Jul>Sep 1843, Totnes, Dev
- John Soper Hannaford b.Jul>Sep 1858, Totnes; m.Annie Maria Clement Oct>Dec 1885 Neath, Glam
- - - - - assume grchildren
- John Soper Hannaford b.6 Jun 1896 Avonwick [b.Jul>Sep Totnes RD]; '11cen kitchen boy : a farmer when m.Beatrice Wickett 1920 myheritage.com (Beatrice 1897-1992)
- Emily Soper Hannaford (c1865-1880) d.Jan>Mar 1880, Kingsbridge, Dev, age 15
: '11cen John Soper Hannaford 15 kitchen boy, domestic in 21 rooms at Glizebrook, S.Brent; b.Avonwick, S.Brent, Dev; servant to Richard Hull Green 61 Lieut Col, retired, wife 62, cook 45unm, parlourmaid 27unm & housemaid 32unm scan
: '11cen John Soper Hannaford 52m railway signalman in 5 rooms at 60 Llewellyn St, Aberavan, Port Talbot, b.S.Brent, Dev; wife Amy Maria Hannaford 46 {m.25y, no births} b.Abervan, Glam; adopted dau Gertude May Jenkins 10 b.Lon & lodger Jogn Saer 28unm railway signalman b.Camarthanshire scan

Elioenai Soper of Old Town St, druggist of Plymouth; 1 of 12 people taking a 48 year lease on land, at Mays Cross, Plymouth from Rev James Babb of North St, clerk. Babb must erect within a year a tenement with a domestic chapel attached (designer James Howel Ball), Rent £1pa : 1844 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office ref 912/3 www.a2a : [these same people, reconveyanced this land from William Flamank of Newton Abbot, gent 1850 for 10s] : [Buildings might be Portland Villas & Portland Chapel] : [see Elianoii Soper, Plymouth chemist 1836 & 1847] : [ gunpowder company disolved 1856] : [Perhaps? b.Truro, Cornwall 1798?]

Richard Soper Yeo b.Lifton, Dev 1844 parents, William Yeo & Grace ne Soper emigrated to Canada 1847. William & Grace settled as farmers, Staffa, Twp, Ontario. 7 sons, John, William, Thomas, Isaac, Richard Soper Yeo (d.a baby), Richard Soper Yeo, all b.Dev & Henry Soper Yeo b.1851 Staffa & 2 dau Ellen & Emily. yeosociety.com
: Richard Soper Yeo (1844-) b.24 Nov nr.Staffa, Canada; m.Esther Todd 1877; 6 children (2 d.infants) move to Cambridge, Minn; 1886 move to ranch nr.Ewartville, Washington; he d.12 Jun Seattle, Wash, taken to city with long standing stomach disease; bur Presbtyrean Church, Pullman yeosociety.com
: Richard Soper Yeo d.Jan>Mar 1845 Tavistock, Dev; age 80 (bmd)

William Soper butcher in Paington (18 butchers listed) : John Soper, a staymaker in Lower Union St, in Pigot's Directory of 1844 of Torquay, Babbicombe & Paington : source : [& in 1856] : [a Soper, coachbuilder in Union St 1876]

Mrs Selina Soper, before Henry Hooper, Mayor, at Guildhall; Mr Clarke of 'Bishop Blaze' Pub, Cricklepit Ln, nr the Shilhay [, Exeter] complained about the conduct of Mistress Soper, who being in search of her truant husband, about 11am Mon, entered his pub, giving loose to an ungovernable tounge, set it [her tounge] in a blaze. Clarke put her to the door. A stone (presented in evidence) then thrown through the window. Mrs Soper said her husband was inside & Clark pinched & bruised her arms. Bench said Mr Soper should have been home minding his family & it could not be proven she threw the stone; from 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 4 Apr 1844, from newspapers.bl.uk : [not vis bmd; ?'41cen William 30 at Coombe St, Exeter; Selina 25; Cordelia 7, Selina 3 & William 10m] : [?a Selina Soper imprisoned Devon 1862]

Selina, in Soper v Clarke, complained that James Clarke of 'Bishops Blaize' assaulted her 26 Apr 1845, torn her Tuscan bonnet & damaged her frock (for gown no longer form part of the habiliments of women). William Soper goodly mate of Selina went to the inn with boon companions early morning & drank 6 half pints in three hours. Selina arrived home to find a pan of milk on the brink of ruin; boiling with rage she found her truant husband at 'The Bishops' & set her tounge ablaze. Mr Clarke disaproved, as a landlord may & ejected the lady. Mr Soper exited & a battle royal ensued with blood spilt on either side. The court decided the knotty question if a greater force than needed was made to eject the excited & turbulant Selina. Mr Turner fined 1s. The frock & bonnet to care of an officer in case an appeal made to the qtr sessions; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 8 May, from newspapers.bl.uk
- Amelia Jane Soper b.Oct>Dec 1850, Exeter
- Isabella Soper b.Oct>Dec 1853, Newton Abbott, Dev; m.Henry Dart Apr>Jun 1877, Newton Abbott
: '61cen William 50, labourer; Selina 48 shop keeper; 4 children, scholars Selina 15; William 11; Amelia 10; Isabella 7 all b.Exeter
: '71cen William labourer 65, at Teign St, West Teignmouth; b.St Pauls, Dev; Selena 59 b.St Olives?, Dev; William 23unm fisherman?, b.St Mary Stiles?, Dev; Isabella 17 b.Teignmouth scan
: '71cen Amelia housemaid 22, b.Exeter, Dev; at Dillington House, Ilminster; servant to John Lee Lee 68 County Magistrate 68 b.Taunton, wife, dau & grdau, with butler, footman, ladysmaid x2, housemaid x2, kitchen maid x2, nurse, footman & gardener's family
: '81cen ?a Selina 68 widow, poulterer at 48 Teign St, West Teignmouth, Dev b.Exeter, also dau Isabella Dart 27 sailors wife b.Teignmouth : [not vis '91cen]
: '81cen Amelia 29unm housemaid at Government House, Stoke Damerel, Dev; b.Exeter; servant to Thomas H Pakenham 54 Major Gen, Army; b.Ireland; wife 44 b.US; suite of 12 servants
: '01cen ?a Selina 87 widow at Salvation Army, back of King William Inn, 148 Bruswick St?, East Teignmouth, (St Michaels), Dev; b.Exeter, Dev; scan
: [?a Selina Soper (c1814-1904) d.Jan>Mar 1904 Newton Abbott, age 90]

Mary Soper b.1844,Stokeinteignhead, Dev, m.Charles Wills (b.1848 in, Ideford) a will surname list : [not vis bmd]

John Soper of Exminster, sold at Exeter Cattle Market, a prime lot of 18 Wethers estimated around 21lbs the quarter at 38s a piece or 5¼d per lb, to John Bartrum butcher of Milk St, Western Market; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' (pub.) 4 Apr 1844, from newspapers.bl.uk : [a John churchwarden of Exminster 1855js]

John Soper, son of Mrs Soper of Exminster received £6 cup, 1st out of 6 in ploughing competition for farmers sons at a field Alphington; 1 of 3 competitiors who's fathers died when they were young & brought up by their mothers (2nd plough comp for 26 ploughmen); in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 14 Nov 1844 : [John Soper renting Luccombes 1819]
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John Soper (c1816-?), 29, son of Mrs Soper of Luccombe's, Exminster agreed to plough match 2 Dec 1845 against Samuel Cleave 28 of Kenn of ½ acre at Alphington, each to cut & gather for £5 of their own money. A large crowd expected. Soper won silver cup & Cleave 6th on 11 Nov so amongst the cleverest & expert ploughmen in the district. Sopers's 2 wheel, 2 horse plough made by a younger brother; Cleave used a 3 horse Pitts, both had drivers. They ploughed 11am to 4pm in sun & sleet. Judges announced a draw at a dinner at Downs Palk Arms, Kenn; from 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 27 Nov, from newspapers.bl.uk

Richard Soper, signed 8 Aug 1844 to propose a meeting to form a mechanics institute; Mayor organised a meeting 16 Aug, 80 people attended; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' pub.Exeter, 29 Aug, from newspapers.bl.uk

George Soper, Gentleman of Plymouth, his will 12 Sept 1844 ref PROB 11/2005 www.nationalarchives [doc available online]

Charles Soper (1844-?), b.Brent, Devon, 27 Oct 1844, nr62741, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/42 : [no obvious link here]

William Soper (1844-?), b.Totnes, Devon, 27 May 1844, nr67642, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/51

Charles Soper Clynick m.Jul>Sep 1844, Stoke Damerel, Dev (to Ann Mackay Hopping, Elizabeth Kilmartin, Ann Wearing Rundle or Elizabeth Ryder)
& a Henry Soper Clynick m.Jul>Sep 1870, Plympton, Dev (Emma Rowe or Eliza Wood); d.Jan>Mar 1895, Plympton

Mr A Soper Hexter, pupil & late assistant to Mr Kellow J Pye, begs to announce his intention of giving instruction on the piano forte & in singing; Searl's Lodgings, Cathedral Yard, 10 Jan; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 18 Jan 1844, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [see 1877]

William Soper Russell, a Barnstaple Workhouse pauper committed to trial at next borough sessions;- John Williams an old pauper employed the prisoner to write a letter to a friend in Dorset, directing money to be left with the Union's barber at Joy St: On 2 Nov 1844. Soper sent by the Governor on errand & passing the barber collected the return letter, which he destoyed & took the ½ sovereign; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 26 Dec, from newspapers.bl.uk : [William Soper Russell d.Oct>Dec 1847 Barnstaple, Dev (bmd); presumably in next 4 days in prison]

Soper, a poor but industrial man of Exe Ln, jumped in the water after a little boy nr Hond Weir, Exeter, without doubt saving his life. The child was restored at Bridge's Reception House. He sort no reward & returned to his labour. He was sent for by the child's father at The Reception House. It was not unnatural to expect some gratuity, but he just got a thank you & returned to redouble his labour to make up for lost time. It is trusted some other quarter will not let this pass unnoticed; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 27 Jun 1844, from newspapers.bl.uk : [saved a suicide from river 1847] : [a Samuel G Soper of Ex Ln court witness 1852]

George Soper, a poor but industrious man residing Exe St, 'on Wed last', was proceeding up the river bank on the Exwick side when he discovered 2 children struggling for life in 10ft water. He plunged in & saved both, restoring them to their father, a navigator working nearby The children had wandered off to pick primroses & fallen over the bank : request to Humane Society that Soper be rewarded; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 10 Apr 1845, from newspapers.bl.uk

Benjamin Soper Horwill b.Jan>Mar 1844, Exeter, Dev : [: '81 at St Sidwell, Exeter; 1892 at 74 St Sidwell St, Exeter source; Benjimin S Horwill d.Apr>Jun 1912 Exeter, age 68]
: '11cen Benjamin Soper Horwill 67unm, off private means in 3 rooms at 75 Sidwell St, Exeter, Dev; with sister-in-law Eleanor Horwill 69 widow private means both b.Exeter scan

Mary Ann Soper m.Frederic Short (b.London acc. to census) 1844 Exeter, father Samuel Soper, 'a plasterer'. '51cen Samuel 67 'formerly wool weaver' living with son-in-law & dau, Edward & Mary Purrington (both witnesses at Frederick & Mary's wedding). Mary Soper b.14 Jan 1818, bapt.25 Jan St Sidwell's Exeter to Samuel Soper & Elizabeth : a Samuel Soper m.Elizabeth Southard 1802, St Sidwell's : a Samuel Soper bpt.1784 St Sidwells to Abraham Soper & Mary from Angela Marks grgrgrandaughter rootsweb forum Apr'08
- - - - - Abraham Soper, journeyman plasterer had 10s of his 17s weekly wage held back by John Ware of Paris St; Ware said 2 cast trussses were not fitted well & were spoilt when removed; Soper said they were the wrong size & were replaced with correct size ones; magistrates said ware should pay 5s & costs; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 9 Oct 1845, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [no Abraham vis '41-'61cen]

James Soper late of Underwood, Plympton St Mary, Dev, builder, quarryman, baker & flour dealer. In the gaol of St Thomas the Apostle. Bankruptcy petition 18 May 1844 (http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/20345/pages/1756 21 May) : Court case 1 Aug (9 Jul) : [?? a James baker of Torquay bankrupt 1851]
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J Soper, Underwood, Plymton St Mary, builder : Insolvencey proceedings early Aug at Exeter Court House 1844 : from Google Books
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J Soper, builder, Underwood, Plympton St Mary at Exeter Court House 1 Aug 10am : Insolvancies : from The Jurist 1845 Google Books snippet : [assume James m.Rachael bef.1819]

Richard Soper m.Susanna bef 1844 m.not vis; (a Richard did m.Apr>Jun 1841 Plymouth perhaps to Ann Fedrick or Widger?)]
- Mary Jane Soper b.Jul>Sep 1844, Plymouth; m.James Foster Jul>Sep 1867, Plymouth (see '71cen)
- Betsy Soper b.Jan>Mar 1849, Plymouth ('61cen 13) : (Betsy's m.Plymouth 1867 & 1879)
- Emma Soper b.Apr>Jun 1855, Plymouth, m.William James Willis Jan>Mar 1877, Plymouth, stone mason (see '91cen)
- ? Edward Soper b.c1858 sailor boy 12; see 1870 below
: '41cen Richard 50-4 carpenter at Cad Lane?, Ashburton; Ann 50-4, Richard 20-4 carpenter, William 20-4 carpenter, Maria 20-4 dressmaker, Frederick 15-9 carpenter, John 13, Robert 9
: '51cen Richard 32 carpenter at Milbay Pier, [by or at Sandy Cove], St Andrews, Plymouth; b.Broadwoodger, Dev; Susan 37 b.Princes Town, Dev; Mary 7 & Betsey 2 both b.Plymouth
: 1860 ?a Richard Soper paid 16s? water rentals for house owned in Sandycove &/or West Hoe Terrace, Plymouth; Water rentals Jun 1860
: 1860 ?a R Soper paid 8s water rentals for house owned, 1 Grantham Place
: '61cen Richard 43, carpenter at Wells Bay New House, Plymouth, St Andrew; b.Broadwood Widgera; Susan 44 b.Prince Town, Dev; Mary Jane 16; Betsy 13; Emma 5 all scholars b.Plymouth
: 1869 ?a Richard Soper, owned house in Sandy Cove Rd, St Andrews Ward, Plymouth, so paying rates; Poor rate books Apr 1869; ratable value 19s; paid 9s 6d
: '71cen Richard 52 carpenter at 26 East Wyndham St, Plymouth, St Andrew; b.Broadwood Wigger; Susan 54, b.Prince Town; Emma 16, b.Plymouth; dau Mary J Foster 26 widow dressmaker & her son Frederick J P Foster 3 scholar b.St Austell, Con:
scan
: 1875 Richard conveyance of house & land at 26 Wyndham St, to South Devon Railway Co; (with coloured plan) 1604/64 Plymouth & West Devon Record Office nationalarchives
: 1877 ?an Edward Soper (c1858-) 12, sailor boy of 26 Wyndham St, Plymouth (parents home), weslyan 4ft 8in, 6st 3lb, fair complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, oval visage; committed by G Norrington esq; 25-26 Nov 1877; sentence 24 hours & 12 stokes for stealing; Plymouth Prison register scan & scan_b : ['81cen ??an Edward 22 porter at Med Hoe Estate, Plymouth; b.Holbeton, Dev (9mSE Plymouth)] : [sold house 1875 - so too rich for a sailor boy son?)] : [If Edward was Richard's son, why no b.reg in bmd & not anywhere in 71cen (only 24 Edwards of any surname b.Plymouth 1856-59- no Lamerton)]
: '81cen Richard 65 builder b.Broadwood, Dev; Susanna 67 b.Chagford, Dev; Fredrick Foster grand son, scholar 13 b.Plymouth, Dev
: ??a Susan Soper (c1818-1887) d.Jan>Mar 1887, Plymouth, Devon, age 69 (4y too old)
: '91cen Richard 74 widowed father-in-law in 3 rooms at Plymouth (All Saints), St Andrew; b.Broadwood; with William Willis 35 stone mason; Emma Willis 34 & 5 kids 3-12 all b.Plymouth scan [Emma m.1877]
: 1894 Richard (c1821-1894) d.8 Jan 1894, builder of 40 Harwell St, Plymouth, Dev; probate Lon 25 Jan 1894 to Frederick William Murray, accountant; estate £177; from Probate Calender scan [d.Jan>Mar age 73]

E Soper chemist, Old Town, Plymouth, in list of local agents for "Capt Pidding's Howqua's Small Leaf Gunpowder" green China tea; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 4 Apr 1844, from newspapers.bl.uk
: Soper of Plymouth , one of the agents for Cuff's Foot Rot Powder, for sheep; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 2 May 1844, from newspapers.bl.uk
: Soper, of Plymouth, stocks 'Farmer's Friend' the only medicine that cures diseases in sheep & cows; 3s a bottle cures 30 lambs or 9 calves; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 16 Jan 1845, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [see Elioeoni Soper - chemist medical Sopers]

Joseph Soper son of Mrs Soper, Exminster won 5 guineas & 'The Silver Cup' for winning plough match; in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 13 Nov 1845, from newspapers.bl.uk

William John Soper b.Apr>Jun 1844, Devonport [Stoke Damerel bmd dist] to William & Martha see '41cen ; m.Elizabeth Gill? [marriage not vis; had no children] source
- Sarah Elizabeth Gill b.c1876 step-dau m.Arthur Martin Jul>Sep 1893 Totnes
: William John Soper of "Castle Inn", Plympton St. Maurice, 1870 source
: '81cen not vis;
: '91cen William J 46 publican (self employed) at "Devonport Arms", Victoria Place, Paignton; b.Devonport; Elizabeth 44; b.Torre, Torquay, Dev & Sarah E Gill, stepdau 15 draper asstnt (employee) Brixham : scan
: '01cen William John 56 licensed victualler", "Devonport Arms" [working own ac, added & perhaps rubbed out?], Victoria Place, Paignton; b.Devonport; Elizabeth 54; b.Torre, Dev & niece Josephine E Ashton 15 b.Totnes; scan : [no Soper/Ashton m.vis bmd]
: '11cen William John 66 licensed victualler at "Devonport Arms" [10 rooms], Paignton, Totnes; Elizabeth 64 [m.25y; no children], both b.Torre; & son-in-law Arthur Martin 38 ass inn keeper b.Hallsands?, Dev; step dau Sarah Elizabeth Martin 34 [m.14y, 1 child] b.Brixham & grandson Arthur John Gilbert Marton 10 at school b.Paignton scan : [no Soper/Marton m.vis bmd]
: William John d.13 Mar 1912, innkeeper of "Devonport Arms", St Michael, Paignton, Dev; probate Exeter 30 Apr 1912 to Elizabeth, widow; value, £2,436 from Probate Calender (ancestry.com) : [William J (c1845-1912) d.Jan>Mar, Totnes, age 67]
: Elizabeth d.19 Sep 1918, widow of 1 Devon Terrace, Paignton, Dev; probate London 3 Jan 1919 to Sarah Elizabeth Martin (wife of Arthur Martin); estate £1,969 6s 10d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Elizabeth (c1846-1918) d.Jul>Sep, Totnes, Devon, age 72] : [b.1845]

Edward Soper of Brixham & Richard Soper of Totnes bought Game Certificates for 1845; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 18 Sep 1845, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

William Soper, a coach trimmer & Thomas Raddon of South St, summoned to magistrates, Guildhall, Exeter for interfering with the night police: & not rendering asistance as required to do; Raddon fined 10s & Soper who pleaded guilty 1s & costs 2s 6d. The night watch arrested a soldier 11:40pm who resisted, a crowd of 50 did not assist, but called the watch 'blackguard rascals' for using too much force; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 19 Jun 1845, from newspapers.bl.uk

John Soper & Robert Wills witnessed m. at Dartford, Dev of John Alsop, Merchant & Catherine Porter Wills, by licence 19 May 1845. Fathers Dts; Robert Alsop, Merchant & Robert Wills, Merchant. dartmouth-history.org.uk : [John Soper a spirt merchant m.Caroline Wills 1838]

Maria Soper, T Steer, A Sweetland & C Alsop witnessed m. at Dartford, Dev, of William Ford, merchant & Juliana Steer, by licence 26 May 1845. Fathers Dts; William Ford, merchant & Richard Weeke Steer, master mariner dartmouth-history.org.uk

Emma Selina Soper Pellowe, m.Capt William Osborn Pellowe (Madras Army), at St Andrews, Plymouth; son of late Capt Richard Pellowe RN od Durnford St, Stonehouse; dau of Richard Pellowe of Liverpool (by Rev Hutchard); in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 27 Feb 1845, from newspapers.bl.uk : & from The Gentleman's Magazine

Richard Soper of Woodland m.Alice (?dau of John Reynell of East Ogwell esq & Margery Fortescue) : from "A view of Devonshire" pub.1845:- source

James Soper (1845-?), b.Salcomb, Dev, 1 May 1845, nr50889, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/23

William Henry Soper (1845-?), b.North Bovey, Dev, 20 Mar 1845, nr76104, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/65

William Soper of Allerton House, Dartington nr.Totnes & Richard Soper JP of Totnes on 30 man committee for Totnes, Buckfastleigh & Ashburton Railway, Capital £100,000 for new 7m line to join wool mfr towns & slate & ore mine to port of Dartmouth; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 2 Oct 1845, from newspapers.bl.uk: scan (& London Guardian 15 Oct) : [>Richard & William, farmers, Higher Allerton, Dartington 1850 directory below] : [?a Richard mayor of Totnes 1852]

Dr Soper attended a meeting at Ashburton to adopt measures to form a railway to Newton Abbot Station of S Devon Railway; in 'The Morning Chronicle' (pub.Lon) 16 Jun 1845, from newspapers.bl.uk : [John Soper (c1797-1849) MD & surgeon of Ashburton]

Lucretia Soper, second daughter of Walter Soper, late of Buckfastleigh; m.Thomas James McClelland, late of Mount Pleasant, Enniskillen, Ireland, By special licence at Newcastle, NSW, Australia; from The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser, 26 Apr 1845; source : [?a Walter Soper junr of Buckfast Abbey, nr Ashburton 1810]

John Soper & Charles Vincent, in the trade or business of coal merchants, at Dartmouth, Dev, under the firm of Vincent & Soper, give notice that their partnership was dissolved, 31 Dec 1845. The business since & in future carried on by Charles Vincent, who will pay & receive all debts owing from & to the partnership 4 Jan 1848. (London Gazette1 Jan 1848) : [Messrs Vincent & Soper of Dartmouth, taking bookings for goods & passengers on Steam Packets from Southampton to Chanel Islands, undated Southampton Directory Advert Suplement, Plimsoll.org & 'The Standard' (pub.London) 1840 : scan]

John Soper, of Exminster agreed to plough match 2 Dec against Samuel Cleave of Kenn of ½ acre at Alphington, each to cut & gather for £10, a large crowd expected; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 27 Nov 1845, from newspapers.bl.uk

Mr Soper lost a sheep, 1 of 22 stolen by William Braddon (1802-1872) of Dartington. Other sheep taken from Totness & nr.Diptford Fair. Trial 19 Jul 1845, transported to Tazmania (from Exeter & Plymouth Gazette 26 Jul)

A Soper Hexter, vicar coral of Exeter Cathedral & Professor of Music in Exeter m.Frances Pierce, 9 Dec 1845 at Yeovil, youngest dau of late Dr Pierce MD of New Park, nr Axminster, Dev (by Rev Wm Morrice Robinson); in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 11 Dec , from newspapers.bl.uk
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Mr A Soper Hexter, Cathedral Yard, subscribed to Lays and Legends of the West; pub.1846
1877]

Mary Soper m.Robert Toye, 1846, Tavistock, Dev. Robert, b.1826, Breage, Cornwall, son of Stephen Toy - the 'e' added 1846-50 - Robert my GGGrandfather - I've lots of info on decendants. ancestry.com

John Soper Perry m.Anne Sargent Burnard Jan>Mar 1841 & d.Jan>Mar 1891 age 59 both Tavistock, Dev
- William Soper Perry b.Jul>Sep 1848, Tavistock; m.Jul>Sep 1880, Launceston, Con; d.Jul>Sep 1907, Tavistock age 59
: [?a Mary Perry nee Soper & 3 other Soper females owned Alder Farm, Thrushelton, Plymouth
1846]
: John Soper Perry, William & John Perry, Philip Spear* & John Lark, merchants of Tavistock, took to Cornwall's Stannary Court, 13 May 1856, Henry Luke, principal agent of North Tamar Mine, Lezant [& won] : Cornwall Records Office [Stannery court for tin mining nr Dartmoor wiki]
: ['61cen John Soper Perry b.Milton Abbot c1816 & Jane at Thrushelton, Dev]

Richard Soper m.Maria Bennett Apr>Jun 1846, Newton Abbott, Dev (bmd)
- William Charles Soper b.30 Apr 1848 Torquay, Dev; m.Maria Walling 28 Sep
1868 : (b.2 Aug 1847 Kingsteignton, Dev to William Walling & Mary Ann) : [WCS b.Apr>Jun 1848, Newton Abbott]
: ['61cen William Charles 3 b.Diptford with grandmother at 'Jane Soper Cottage', Diptford Jane 57 widow of ag lab, b.Abbotskerswell, son Nicholas 25unm ag lab & dau Eliza 24unm both b.Diptford ]

George Isabell Soper wrote 'On the Life Assurance Offices: Their National & Social Advantages'. Published by W.S.D. Pateman, 1846, 16 pages, copy at Goldsmiths' Library, University of London : [George I Soper m.Maria Worsley 1835]

James Soper bapt 9 Apr 1846 Salcombe - Index to baptisms source

Robert Soper & William Syme on bail; The Grand Jury ignored bills against them & were therefore discharged; Exeter Assizes; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 26 Mar 1846, from newspapers.bl.uk
: Robert Soper in Devon Court, 18 Mar 1846; sentence aquittal : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available) : [4 Devon Roberts '41cen]

Ann Soper (c1819-?) age 27 in Devon Court, 20 Oct 1846; sentence imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)
: Ann Soper age 27, 1 month prison with hard labour, then solitary confinement for stealing 2 chickens at Buckfastleigh, property of Henry Cullard; Devon Sessions (Totnes?); in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 29 Oct 1846, from newspapers.bl.uk

Samuel Soper of the night police, arrested James Hickey tipsy & with a sword, Hickey said sorry & he was on way home & used the weapon in his profession; fined half crown; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 8 Oct 1846, from newspapers.bl.uk : ['41cen 2 Samuels 40-5 labourer & 20-4 a tile cutter]

Soper a labourer assisted rescuing a man from Halberton [, Devon] slipped from the footpath to the station, Sat night, into the Head Wear stream & carried to the grating of the mill. Mr Ridge, labourer happened to hear moaning. The mill floor was torn up & got him out of the water; in 'The Bristol Mercury' 17 Oct 1846, from newspapers.bl.uk : [?Samuel 47 ag lab at Harberton, Eliza 53, Samuel 8, Henry 7]

William Soper an employee of John Cobley, Lower North St [, Exeter], was sent to Shillingford [15m N - did he walk 30m or on cart?] yesterday on business. Returning in the evening, he dropped down senseless on Alphington Rd [nr.Exeter]. He was speedily conveyed to his South St home by 2 men, but life soon became extinct despite prompt surgical aid. The poor fellow was a steady respectable man, has left a wife & 7 children to lament their bereavement, aged 40, [age 49 in 5 Feb Trewman's] left a wife & 7 children. Coriners inquest at Carter's Black Lion Inn, South St; from 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 23 Jan 1846, from newspapers.bl.uk : [?a Mary Ann Soper, stay maker, South St : source from Directory of Devon, 1850] : [d.Jan>Mar Exeter bmd]
- '41cen William 44 coach trimmer at South St, St Mary Major, Exeter, Mary 40, Elizabeth 13, Laura 10, Lucy 8, Caroline 6, Thomas 2 : ('61cen son? Thomas 23, shoe maker at Are Place, Exeter St Mary Steps, wife Susan 23, tailoress both b.St Mary, Magor [m.not vis])

Henry m.Apr>Jun 1846, Stoke Damerel, Dev (to either Mary Ann Lavers or Mary Ann Symons) : [??assume family below] Henry b.c1817 Plympton St Maurice to James & Rachael bef.1819
- Henry John Soper b.Jul>Sep 1845, Plympton RD, Dev; m.Mary Andrews 1872 Plymouth; tax officer; d.1900 Cardiff
- Clara Soper b.Jul>Sep 1848, Plympton; '71cen 22unm ass housekeeper; m.John Francis Hellings Jan>Mar 1872, Plympton; her children '81/'91cen below
- Thomas Soper (1851-1921) b.Apr>Jun, Plympton; an engineer inspector RN; m.Selina Pitt m.1874, Stoke Damerel; d.Brixham, Sy
: '41cen James 50-4 mason at Senderwood, Plympton, St Mary; Rachael 45-9, Elizabeth 25-9, Henry 20-4 mason, James 20-4 mason, John 15-9 bathin?, George 15-9 mason, Thomas 15-9 mason, Rahael 13, Robert 11, Eliza 9, Clara 9, Emma 4, all b.Dev
: '51cen Henry 34 builder at Ridgeway (village); Mary Ann 53 both b.P St.M; Henry J 5 scholar b.P St Maurice; Clara 2 b.P St Mary;
scan
: '61cen Henry 44 mason (emp 4 men & 4 boys) at 9 Ridgeway, Plympton St Maurice; employing; Mary Ann 43; Clara 12 & Thomas 9. both scholars, all b.Plympton St M; scan [a William 51 & family at 35 Ridgeway]
: ??a Henry Soper of Plympton St Maurice, mason, & William Cottle of PSM, carpenter, bought conveyance house & garden, 1863 Dark Street Ln, Ridgeway, Plympton St Mary, £690
: '71cen Henry 54 head, retired mason, at 1 George Place, Ridgeway, Plympton St Maurice; Mary Ann 53 lodging house keeper; Clara 22unm assistant housekeeper, all b.Plympton St M; scan
: '81cen Henry 64 formerly builder at 3 George Place, Plympton Maurice, Dev; Mary A 63 lodging housekeeper (no lodgers at present); grandson Sydney Hellings 8 scholar all b.Plympton, Dev; scan
: Henry d.13 Oct 1888, of 1 George Place, Ridgeway, Plympton St Maurice; died George Pl; will Exeter 24 Oct 1888 to Henry John of 15 Edwards Terrace, Exeter, Glamorgan, inland revenue officer, Thomas engineer inspector, Royal Navy of 15 Endwell Rd, Brockley, Kent; sons of the executors; estate £57; from Probate Calender, scan : [Henry (c1817-1888) d.Oct>Dec, Plympton, age 71]
: '91cen Mary Ann 71 widow own means Ridgeway Plympton Maurice; b.Plympton St Mary & Ida F Hellings, grndau 15 dressmaker appr (Employee) b.Plympton, St Maurice [also in Ridgeway Joseph W Soper 27unm grocer's ass b.Plympton with grocer's foreman Mr Gillard 20]
: ?a Mary Ann Soper (c1819-1894) d.Jan>Mar, Plympton, age 75

?? a Thomas Soper m.Apr>Jun 1846, Newton Abbott to either Mary Neale, Mary Rugg, [or Susan Matthews or Lucy Hannaford]
: Thomas b.c1820 Bovey Tracey; a Thomas bpt.11 Oct 1818 Bovey Tracey
- Thomas Soper b.Apr>Jun 1847, Newton Abbott, jeweler; m.Sarah Parsons Oct>Dec
1868, Newton Abbott
- Mary Ann Soper b.Jan>Mar 1849, Newton Abbott
- Maria Soper b.Apr>Jun 1851, Newton A; '81cen dressmaker 27unm
- Sarah Jane Soper b.Oct>Dec 1852, Newton A, '91cen laundress 37unm
- Caroline Soper b.Apr>Jun 1858, Newton A, '91cen laundress 31unm (??a Caroline m.Apr>Jun 1893, Newton Abbott, (to either William Henry K Densum or Charles White)
- Elizabeth Jane Soper b.Jul>Sep 1860, Newton Abbott, milliner
- William Philip Soper b.Jul>Sep 1860 NA; m.Emma Blackmore/Harding or Emma Jane Southcombe Oct>Dec 1889 NA; ?a William P (c1861-1921) d.Jul>Sep, age 60 NA
- Emma Soper b.Apr>Jun 1863, Newton Abbott, '91cen unm laundress 26; '11cen ?an Emma 47unm dressmaker at Newton A
grandau - Rosemont Soper b.Apr>Jun 1882, Newton Abbott, '91cen 8 grandau : Rosamond/Roseamond unm d.5 Oct 1969]
: '41cen William 70-4 ag lab at Bridge Row, Bovey Tracey; Elizabeth 65-9; Thomas 20-4 ag lab [??perhaps grandson]
: '51cen Thomas 31 farm lab at 13 Madeira Cottage, Townsham, (Newton Abbot), Dev, b.Bovey Tracy, Dev; Mary 29 b.Cockington, Dev; Tom 4 at home; Mary Ann 2 both b.Townsham, Dev; Maria 1m b.Torquay, Dev; also lodger Sarah Wills 36unm pauper b.Cockington scan & scanb
: '61cen Thomas 41, a labourer at Temperance St, Tormoham; b.Bovey Tracey; Mary 40 b.Cockington, Dev; Tom 13; Mary A 12; Maria 10; Sarah 12; Caroline 7; Elizth 8m; William 8m all b.Torquay
: '71cen Thomas 51 labourer at 18 Cavern Rd, Ellacombe, Tormoham, Torquay, b.Bovey Tracy; Mary 49 a laundress, b.Cockington; Mary 22unm laundress; Maria 20unm laundress; Caroline 12 laundress; William 10; Emma 7; & lodger Tom 23 jeweller, all b.Torquay; wife Sarah 25 miliner, b.Luton, Beds; Auther 1, b.Torquay; Edath S M 3m, b.Torquay : scan
- - grandau's
- - Ethel Florence L Soper b.Oct>Dec 1877, Bristol, Glos
- - Rosemont Soper b.Apr>Jun 1882, Newton Abbott, Dev [inc Torquay]
: '81cen Thomas 61 labourer of 11 Sand Hill Rd, Tormoham, Torquay; b.Bovey Tracey; Mary 59 laundress b.Cockington; William P 28unm watch maker; Maria 27unm dressmaker; Sarah 25unm laundress; Caroline 22unm milliner; Emma 16 all b,Torquay, Dev
: '81cen Ethel (c1878-?) 3, b.Bristol, 1 of 4 lodgers at 9 Rowley Place, St Mary Redcliff, Bristol (others adult males) with Ann Padfield 61 widow b.Litten,S.set & her dau Emma F 26unm b.Bristol
: Mary Soper (c1823-1889) d.Jan>Mar 1889, Newton Abbott, age 66
: '91cen Thomas head 72 widower, labourer, at 1 Allamode Villa, Cockington, Torquay; b.Bovey Tracey, Sarah G 37unm laundress; Caroline 31unm laundress, Emma; 26unm laundress all b.Torquay, Ethel grndau 13 Bristol, Glos; Roseamond grndau 8 b.Torquay scan; [not vis '01cen]
: ?Thomas Soper (c1819-1898) d.Oct>Dec 1898, age 79, Newton Abbott dist [inc Bovey]
: '01cen Emma 37unm laundress at 2 Rosery Cottages, Tormoham, Dev; b.Torquay; & nieces Ethel 33unm dressmaker b.Bristol, Glos; Rosamond 18 dressmaker b.Torquay; scan
: '11cen Emma 47unm dressmaker (own account at home) in 5 rooms at 5 Goshen Terrace, Chelston, b.Torquay, Dev & nieces Ethel Florence Lusia 33unm dressmaker (oaah); b.Bristol, Glos; Roseamond 28unm dressmaker (oaah); b.Torquay (mistranscribed as 'Loper') scan
: Ethel F L Soper d.Jan>Mar 1949, age 71 Newton Abbot
: ??an Emma d.Oct>Dec 1959, age 96 Newton Abbot
: Rosamond Soper d.Oct>Dec 1969 Torbay; b.c1881

Thomas Harris Soper & Mary (nee Kipling) immigrated to US 1847-52; between birth of a son John Harris Soper (1846-1944) b.17 Nov at Plymouth, Dev & his attendance at school in Chicago, Illinois 1852 (They went there from New York)
To California 1861 : Son m.1871 there : Son went to Hawaii 1877 ran a sugar plantation & lead the country's troops, he helped depose it's monarch before it became a US state see biog

John Soper son of Mrs Soper of Exminster entered the silver cup (for sons or relation of farmers) at Exminster Farmrs Club annual meet at Kenton; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 5 Nov 1846, from newspapers.bl.uk : ['41cen; Jane 55-9 at Luccombes, Exminster, Fanny 25-9, John 20-4, Mary 20-4, Henry 15-9, Ann 15-9, Charlotte 12] : [a John Soper rented Luccombes 1819]

Mr Soper, butcher of Chudleigh bought a bullock at £26 at Exeter Christmas Fair; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 9 Dec 1847, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Soper, of Hennock in Class 2 Plough without driver at Newton Abbot, Ag Lbr Friend Soc, 9th annual Plough Match at Buckhunt Burton; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 4 Mar 1847, from newspapers.bl.uk [Samuel, son of William of Hennock also won plough match 1849] : ['41cen William 45-9 farmer of Hennock, Mary 40-5, Samuel 15-9, William 9, Mary 4 & 5 ag labs 10-24, Elizabeth Palmer 15 servant]

John Soper, spirit merchant of Dartford & John Brown Smith, gent of D had 'release in fee' contract with Mary Porter Rogeers of Plymouth. Deed of a house in Hardness, Dartford, 1847. House occupied by Robert Vosey, merchant. Manuscript for private sale [see Elioenai Soper leased a tennement in 1844, which shared a private chapel. (Built by a priest, using a church architect, so unlikely Jewish). Elioeoni is a biblical name but can't tell if it's only Jewish, though in 1841 Devon census, a Mary A Soper was cook to a Jewish Plymouth goldsmith]

Soper Haytor was 1 of 5 charging Margaret Burredge, at the Devon Qtr Sessions, 11 Apr 1847 : Charged by Thomas Acland; Henry Haytor; Soper haytor; Timothy Wilde; John Denison : a prisoner on a High Goal census 1 Jan 1747

Mr Soper of Exe St saved a wreched female who attempted to drown herself 12 Aug 1847 by throwing herself into River Exe on the Exwick side, above Houd Weir. She drew her younger sister in as well in her aggitation. Soper has often most meritoriously & humanely exposed himself to great hazard in this way; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 19 Aug , from newspapers.bl.uk : [George saved boys 1884]

John Soper (1847-?), b.Newton Abbott, Dev, 25 Aug 1847, nr65306, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/49

Elizabeth Soper of Exeter charged with prostitution, Exeter Police records Sep 1847 to Feb 1849, page 18 : source
Elizabeth Soper, prostitute. Theft of 10 shillings, from John Tonkin, a horse-dealer of St Davids. Dismissed 6 Oct 1847 : source

Elioeoni Soper a Chemist & Druggist, of 55 Old Town St, Plymouth : from William's Commercial Directory 1847 for Devonport, Plymouth, & Stonehouse : from a British Jewery Source : He also was also there in 1836
: [see Elioenai Soper leased a tennement in 1844, which shared a private chapel. (Built by a priest, using a church architect, so unlikely Jewish). Elioeoni is a biblical name but can't tell if it's only Jewish, though in 1841 a Mary A Soper was cook to a Jewish Plymouth goldsmith] : [see Elioeoni Soper - medical Sopers]

Walter Soper of Ashburton, deceased 1847, lands mentioned in Ashburton lately in the occupation him : source [see 1805]
Pamela Woolsey Soper b.Apr>Jun 1847; assume Pamela Soper d.Oct>Dec 1847, both Plymouth, Dev : [no Soper/Woolsey m.vis bmd]

Soper & Reap - 1847. Corporation Purchased under Market Act, Plan on 1579A-0/2/221. Devon Record Office, deeds, Totnes: Harpershill St www.a2a [perhaps connection to 'Soper & Jeans' before 1842?]

John Soper m.Anne Drew Jul>Sep 1847, St Thomas, Exmouth, Dev (bmd); John b.c1825 Mortonhampstead, Dev
- Lucy Soper b.Oct>Dec 1847, Dunsford, Dev (St Thomas bmd dist)
- Mary Jane Soper b.Jan>Mar 1850, Dunsford (St Thomas); '81cen 30unm serv
- William Soper b.Jan>Mar 1853, Dunsford (St Thomas) : ?m.Mary Ann Berry
1880, Crediton, Dev; '91cen ag lab
- John Soper b.Jul>Sep 1856, Dunsford (St Thomas) ?m.Eliza Major 1885, Exeter, Dev; '91cen gardener
- Elizabeth Soper b.c.1862 Dunsford (St Thomas)
- Emily Soper b.c1865 Dunsford; '91cen 20unm kitchenmaid
- Sarah Soper b.24 May 1864 [b.Apr>Jun, Dunsford RD]; '91cen 26unm housemaid
- George Soper b.1 Sep 1867 [b.Jan>Mar Dunsford] : [road contractor '91cen] '11cen 44unm tin miner Port Bridge, Dartmoor
- Frank Soper b.27 Apr 1872 [b.Apr>Jun], Dunsford] : ['91cen farm servant 19 at nearby farm]
: '51cen John 26 farm lab at South Down, St Thomas, b.Mortonhampstead; Ann 24; Lucy 3; Mary Jane 1 all b.Dunsford, Dev; with George Drew 60 widower farm lab b.Holcombe Burrell, dau Jane Drew 22 & grandau Rhoda Blackaller Drew 6m scan
: '61cen John 35 ag lab at Algate Cottage, Dunsford; b.Moretonhampstead; Ann 34; William 8; John 4 both scholars; Emily 2 all b.Dunsford
: '61cen Mary 11 ag servant at Green Lane Farm, Dunsford, Dev; b.Dunsford in household of Francis Seward 39 farming 264 acres employing 6 : wife Margaret 34 : Margaret : 6 children 19-6m Ellen : Francis Wm Henry : William Henry & Mary all b.Dunsford : governess Ellen Avent 19 b.Teignmouth : 5 servants William Morris 22, ag servant : Elizth Partridge 15, gen serv : Wm Adams 15 carter both b.Dunsford : George Adams 13 ag serv b.Broadclis
: '71cen John 45 ag lab at 2 All Gate Cottage, Dunsford, b.Morton Hampstead; Ann 43; Elizabeth 9; Emily 6; Sarah 6; George 4 all scholars, all b.Dunsford; also father-in-law George Drew 78 widowed ag lab b.Dunsford; scan
: '71cen ?a Mary (c1851-?) nursemaid 20unm, at Golden Lion, 16 Old Town St, Plymouth, St Andrew; b.Devonport, Dev servant to William H Butland 44 inn keeper, wife, 8 children, barmaid 20unm & widowed waitress 32 scan
: 1871 Sarah b.24 May 1864 admitted Jul 1871 to Dunsford County Primary School, Dunsford; father John of Hole Gate; left 30 Jun 1876 scan; George b.1 Sep 1867 admitted Jun 1874, readmitted 12 Jul 1875 scan; Frank b.27 Apr 1872 admitted 28 Jun 1880 (last school 'Dame') scan
: '81cen John 55 farm lab, at Holegate Cottage, Dunsford; b.Moretonhampstead, Dev; Ann 54; John 24 farm lab; George 14 farm lab; Frank 9 scholar all b.Dunsford [at same cottage, assume son William 28 farm lab at Holegate Cottage, Dunsford, Dev; Mary Ann 25 both b.Dunsford, Dev]
: '81cen Mary Jane 30unm; b.Dunsford; servant to Edward Mogridge 45unm solicitor at Court St Court House, Moreton Hampstead; visitor Henry Elliot Bayly 51 late capt in army, b.Bath, S.set & serv Caroline Selina Hayne 30unm b.Exmouth
: '81cen Emily 21unm kitchenmaid at Hayne House, Moreton Hampstead, Dev; b.Dunsford; servant to Mary Carns Wilson 54 b.Dublin, 2 dau, 2 grsons, ladies companion 39, house maid 40, cook 36, nurse 24, hind 37, 18 groom & farm boy 15; scan : [not vis '91cen unless 27unm serv b.S.Brent]
: '81cen Sarah 16unm kitchen maid (domestic servant) at Vicarage, Dunsford, Dev; b.Dunsford; 1 of 5 servants to George Arden 62 vicar of Dunsford at Vicarage, Dunsford; b.Dunsford & wife 51
: '91cen John 66 road contractor (em'ee) at part of Holegate, Dunsford b.Moreton Hampstead; Ann 64; George 23 unm road contractor (em'ee) both b.Dunsford scan (& in other part, 4 rooms at address; Frank Sercombe 38, Emma 33 b.N.Bovey & 5 kids 8-10m); on
: '91cen Frank Soper 19unm farm servant (em'ee)  at West Down, Dunsford; b.Dunsford with farmer, Job Taverner 59 b.Dunsford, Eleanor 49 b.Tedburn & 6 children 6-22 & 2 other farm servs 20-19; scan [family on same page]
: '91cen Mary J Soper 41unm lodging house keeper at Ash Villas, 1 Egg Buckland Rd, (St Emmanuel), Compton Gifford, Dev; b.Devonport, Dev & lodger Edward Mogridge 56unm solicitor b.Crediton, Dev; scan [not vis '01/'11cren or m./d. in bmd]
: '91cen Sarah 26unm housemaid at Culver Cottage, Chudleigh, Dev; b.Dunsford, Dev servant to Sibella Gregory 67 widow on own means, unm day Eva 27 & cook Julia Brooming 32; scan
: '01cen John 77 ag lab [still] at Holegate Cottage, Dunsford, Dev; b.Moretonhampstead, Dev; Ann 74 cook domestic; Mary 30unm; son George 34unm tin labourer all b.Dunsford; scan : [co-incidence? George Soper, London artist sketched Dunsford house 1919]
: ?an Ann Soper (c1826-1901) d.Oct>Dec 1901, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev, age 75
: '11cen George 44unm tin miner stampsillan (above ground) in 3 rooms at Dart Cottage, Port Bridge, Dartmoor, Dev; b.Dunsford, Dev; with George Endacott 29 miner b.Chudleigh, Dev, Ella {m.27, 0 births} b.Bristol, Glos scan

James Soper (1847-?), b.Devonport, Dev, 1 Sep 1847, nr50245, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/22

Samuel Soper (master James Soper) of Little Warmhill, Hennock won 10s for 2nd in 'Under 18's Match' [he'd be 16] at Hennock's Agricultural Ass, 3rd annual plough match . Also Samuel Soper (master William Soper of Leigh, Hennock*) won 6th prize & 6s in 'plough with driver match; also Stephen Elfford (master James Soper) of Warmhill, Hennock won £1 10s for 1st of 6 in 'Plough without Driver'. Match on the Pitt Estate in 3 classes. Followed by dinner for 70 at New Inn, Chudleigh, Knighton at which Mr Soper proposed 1 of many toasts 'health of Duke of Somerset'; Soper a tenant of Sir Lawrence Palk for 20y [who'd contributed to the association] 'nor did he ever wish for a better landlord'. It was mentioned last potato crop was lost & little hope for good crop next season so new crops must be found. William Soper jun read the judge's awards. Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 18 Mar 1847, from newspapers.bl.uk; scan
: Samuel Soper, son of his master, James Soper of Little Warmhill, Hennock won 10s for 2nd in under 20's plough match in 3 fields of 16 acres on Little Howton & Sloncombe estates, Morehampstead Farmer's Club 4th AGM, Dinner & speachs for 100 at White Hart followed. Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 28 Oct 1847, from
newspapers.bl.uk; scan : [*'41cen William Soper 45-9 farmer at Leigh, Hennock; Mary 40-5; Samuel 15-9; William 9; Mary 4 1791] : [see]
: Samuel Soper son of farmer James Soper of Little Warmhill, Hennock entered (but not won) match for local farmer's sons at Morehampstead Farmer's Club 5th Plough Match. A Mr Soper in 90 who dined at White Hart Inn after; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 26 Oct 1848; scan
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James Soper of Little Warmhill, Hennock, reaped a field of winter sown barley on Thursday. Perhaps the reason it was so early was the field was ploughed at the last Hennock Agricultural Association, plough match; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 20 Jul 1848, from
news.bl.uk; scan [James see]

Nicholas Soper mariner, m.Rhoda Rennolds 1 Oct 1848 Brixham; father William Renolds fisherman; both signed 'x'; witnesses James Payne 'x' & Amelia Haskins scan; [m.Oct>Dec Totnes, Dev]; Rhoda b.c1824 Dublin, Ireland; Nicholas b.Brixham; bpt.5 Oct 1823 Brixham to William labourer & Susanna scan
- Elizabeth Amelia Soper b.Jan>Mar 1849 Brixham [Totnes reg dist]; bpt.18 Feb Lower Brixham scan; '61cen Elizabeth A 13; ?an Elizabeth Amelia d.Jul>Sep 1879, Axbridge, S.set age 30
- Rhoda Soper b.c.Feb 1851 Rawcombe, Brixham [not vis bmd]; bpt.22 Mar 51 Lwr.Brixham scan; Rhoda Ann Soper m.John Lee Widdicombe Apr>Jun 1871, Totnes
: - ??a Nicholas Soper b.Jul>Sep 1853, Totnes & perhaps the Nicholas who d.Jan>Mar 1855, Totnes?
- Eva Soper b.Jul>Sep 1857 Brixham, [Totnes rd]; ?? an Eva m.Jul>Sep 1880 Totnes (Henry Nicholas Allery or Thomas Wotton/Wottom)
- Susan Jane Soper b.Jan>Mar 1854, Totnes; d.Jul>Sep 1857, Totnes; bur.26 Jul S.Brent, age 3 scan
- Susan Jan Soper b.26 Feb 1860, [b.Apr>Jun Totnes]; bpt.4 May 1860 Lwr.Brixham scan; ?a < b>Susan d.Jul>Sep 1863, Totnes
- Susan Jane Soper b.Jan>Mar 1868 Brixham, [Totnes rd]; bpt.4 May m.Abel Robert West [fisherman] 30 May 1880, Lwr.Brixham, father John West labourer, witness [sister] Eva Soper & John Widdicombe scan; [m.Apr>Jun Totnes], widow by '81cen 22 : [Abel's d. not vis bmd]
: '41cen Nicholas 15-9 apprentice at Brixham, Dev; b.Dev, with Richard Adams 45 yeoman, & 4 other apprentices 15-9 & 2 servants Eliz Manaman 18, Ann Meanfield 14
: '51cen Rhoda 28 mariner's wife b.Dublin, Ireland at Ram Alley, Totnes Elizabeth 2 & Rhoda 1m; b.Dev; scan
: '61cen Nicholas 39 mariner boarding at 26? Moon St, Stoke Damerel, Dev; b.Moira, Dev; Rhoda 39 b.Moira, Dev
: '61cen mariner's daughters Elizabeth A 13; Rhoda 10; Eva 3; Susan J1 all b.Brixham, in house of fisherman William Woodgate 38, b.Beer, Susan Woodgate 48 b.Broadhampton & son William 13 ostler b.Brixham
: 1863 Nicholas Soper (1821-) on 'Saltram' nr.48057, 96 ton; crew of 8; b.Brixham, Dev; mate of Saltram of Dartmouth (based at Swansea); discharged 1 Jul & rejoined 2 Jul (Master N M Upham 48 of Brixham); sailing circuits of Swansea, Honfleur & Cherbourg; Merchant seaman record 1863, age 42; scan
: '71cen Nicholas 47 mariner at Geo St, Tormoham, Torquay; b.Brixham, Dev; Rhoda 47 gen serv, b.Dublin, Ireland; visiting Emanuel Charles 49 fisherman b.Dev, Hannah 53, dau Hannah 27unm both b.Torquay, dau-in-law 20, servant & grdau 1 all b.Brixham scan [scan not loading]
: '71cen Elizabeth 22unm domestic, at Clarence St, Townstal, Dartmouth; b.Brixham, Dev; gen serv to John Williams 35 fisherman, wife 5 children, dom ser & 4 apprentices; scan & scan
: '71cen Rhoda dressmaker 20unm at Rawcombe, Brixham; Eva 13 scholar; Susan Jane 11 scholar all b.Brixham (perhaps in household above of William Woodsale 47 miner b.Dear?, Susan Woodsale 58 b.Broad Kimpear? & William Woodsale 21 unm ships carpenter's apprentice b.Brixham) scan
: '81cen Nicholas 55 coal carrier b.Brixham; Rhoda 55 b.Ireland also dau Susan J West 21 fisherman's widow b.Brixham; a boarder & Ellen Moses 16u gen.serv.
: '91cen Nicholas 67 coal carrier (cart) (notem) in 3 rooms at 43 Ranscombe, Brixham; b.Brixham; Rhoda 66 b.Ireland with grandsons John J Widdicombe 18, William 15 both fishermen & Ronnel 6 scolar; scan
: 1893 Nicholas Harris Soper (c1823-1893) of Lower Brixham; bur.17 Feb, age 70 at St Peter's Lower Brixham scan : [d.Jan>Mar 1894, Totnes]
: 1901 Rhoda Soper (c1824-1901) d.Jan>Mar 1901, Totnes, age 77; bur.9 Mar 1901 Lower Brixham scan

John Soper m.Jacolia Tonkin Apr>Jun 1848, Plymouth, Dev (bmd)
- Henry Tonkin Soper b.Jan>Mar 1851, Tavistock, Dev (bmd) m.m.Elizabeth Warren Harvey Apr>Jun
1873 Tavistock; d.Oct>Dec 1909, Tavistock, age 59
- Bessy Soper b.Oct>Dec 1854, Tavistock
- Edith Soper b.Jan>Mar 1858, Tavistock; an Edith m.Apr>Jun 1887, Tavistock, (to Richard Maunder or James Miners)
- Kate Soper b.Oct>Dec 1862, Tavistock; ?a Kate m.Charles Ridalls Millman Jan>Mar 1885, Tavistock : [connection? a John Soper Millman b.Jan>Mar 1891 & d.Jul>Sep 1891 Tavistock]
: '51cen Jocoliah 24 at Dev; b.Cornwall & assume John 26 b.Tavistock, Dev : [see Soper miners 1848]

Henry Soper, son of Mrs Soper of Exminster, won cup & 5 guineas for best ploughman being relative of farmer at Exminster farmers Club [implied prize not given as 3 people must compete] ; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 2 Nov 1848, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['41cen; Jane 55-9 at Luccombes, Exminster, Fanny 25-9, John 20-4, Mary 20-4, Henry 15-9, Ann 15-9, Charlotte 12] : [John Soper rented Luccombes 1819]

James Soper Hutchings, Mary Ann Hutchings, James Soper Hutchings, Jr & John Hutchings witnessed marriage of - Capt. George GISSELL? bachelor of East Oggall, Devon & Elizabeth Simmons? Hutchings, spinster of St Johns 18 Aug 1848 at St. Johns : source : [James Soper Hutchings (c1814-1896) of Dartmouth, died Harbour Grace, Canada] : [see Canada Immigration]

William Henry Soper b.28 Nov 1848 Newton Abbott, Dev. m.Susan Anne Harris 30 Nov 1872 Halifax, Nova Scotia : Died 18 May 1919 Halifax : Wife (1844-1903) b.St Anne's, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia : Children William George Soper (1875-1939) & John Henry Soper (1878-1943) : Parents William Henry Soper (b.Newton Abbott) & Anne Sweetland : Family Treemaker of Edward Henry Soper : see also Canadian Emmigration page entry in '81cen

James Soper of Woodbury got 10s prize each, 1 of 10 in Class B "best crop of potatoes, onions, parsnips, carrots or cabbages from garden or allotment.at the Clyst Agricultural Ass Show; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 16 Nov 1848, from newspapers.bl.uk : ['61cen James Soaper 54 ag lab b.Woodbury; Emilisha 56, b.Otterton; Emma 22; Mary Ann 20,all 3 lace makers; Emanuel 15, gardener all b.Woodbury]

'Sopers' a plot in a 13 year lease of 1848 : (Trehills, Halwell (alias Sopers) & Allern, Tamerton Foliot) to Edward Maynard of Millbrook, Maker, yeoman, from The Reverend W Radcliffe : Reference: 407/2/17/2 www.a2a

James Soper had divers articles stolen 27 May 1848 at Plympton St Mary, by John Williams 24, given 6 weeks hard labour, at Devon County Sessions; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 6 Jul, from news.bl.uk; scan : [perhaps James m.Rachael bef.1819]

Samuel Soper a witness to the theft of 6 spoons at Cattle Market Inn, 8 May 1848 Exeter Police Charge Book : [was he the night policeman 1846?]

B & W Soper, 2 of 90 at Conservative dinner at Seven Stars Hotel, headed by the mayor of Totnes; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 16 Nov 1848, from newspapers.bl.uk

Richard Soper a Justices of the Peace of Totnes; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 13 Jul 1848, from news.bl.uk; scan

Edwin Samuel Soper bapt 9 Jul 1848 Salcombe - Index to baptisms source [Edwin S Soper in Swanage, Dorset 1861 census]

George Richard Soper a stonemason m.Elizabeth Eleanor Stephens Jan>Mar 1848 E.Stonehouse, Devon: George immigrated to US 1851 [father Anthony? : an Anthony m.Jane 1821]
: '80 US cen; George Richard Soper (c1822-?) 58 stone mason, b.Eng, living Mount Pleasant, Wayne, Pennsylvania, 1880 census; wife Elizabeth E Soper 56 b.Eng c1824; Household; Anna E Soper 28unm, b.'PA' & John Page 65 widow, English, farmer


: George Soper m.Emily Bostock Jan>Mar 1848, East Stonehouse, Dev; [Emily b.Ridgeway, Dev to William & Ann
genesreunited]
- Ann Soper b.Jul>Sep 1848 Morris Town, Dev (Stoke Damerel reg dist)
- Alfred Albert Soper b.Jan>Mar 1850 Morris Town, (Stoke Damerel)
- George Gustavus Soper b.May 1852 Devonport, bpt St George the Martyr [b.Apr>Jun, Plymouth]; master upholsterer m.Louisa Laver of Prittlewell, Essex, 1874, Campkin Hill, Msx
: 1851 George 27 master mason (employing 3) at 4 Clare Place, Charles, Plymouth; b.Ridgeway, Dev '51cen; Emily 24 b.Ridgeway, Dev; Ann 2v; Alfred A 1 both b.Morris Town, Dev; scan [children not vis as Sopers '61cen]
: 1853 ?a George Soper d.Oct>Dec 1853, Plymouth
: 1855 Emily Soper re.m.Thomas Budge Jan>Mar 1855, Stoke Damerel

Susanna Soper m.Samuel Woodley 5 Nov 1848 Stokenham both otp source; Susanna b.5 Nov 1816 Stokenham to Samuel & Sarah Yabsley m.1812 wikitree
- Samuel Soper Woodley (1850-1919) b.Diptford, Dev [3rd of 4 children] ; m.Damaris Ann Symons c1878; d.Apr>Jul Thurlestone, Dev; bur.Thurlestone. of Lower Aunemouth age 69; Damaris (c1846-1919) b.Bickleigh; 3 children; d.Thurlestone source
: '11cen Samuel Soper Woodley 61 farmer in 10 rooms at Annemouth, Churchstow, Kingsbridge, b.Diptford, Dev & wife Damaris Ann Woodley 65 {m.33y, 3 births, 2 alive} b.Bickley, Dev, John Samuel Woodley 32unm b.Harberton, Dev & Bessie Damaris Woodley 28unm b.Staverton, Dev both on farm scan : [no Soper Woodley b, m or d. vis bmd]
: Susanna Woodley d.18 Mar 1887 Diptford, Dev source

William farmer b.Hennock, Dev m.Elizabeth 55 b.Ilsington bef.1848
(??a William m.Elizabeth Mortimore Apr>Jun 1848, Newton Abbott)
(??a William m.Elizabeth Ball Jul>Sep 1842, Newton Abbott)
- Mary Sarah Soper b.Jan>Mar 1849, Newton Abbott (
'11cen 62unm with brother in Brighton)
- John Soper b.Oct>Dec 1854, Newton Abbott : [??a John m.Selina Ann Crocker 1884, Okehampton]
- William James Soper b.Apr>Jun 1858, Newton Abbott; assume a draper in Brighton, Sx '11cen
: '61cen William 40, farmer of Allen Farm, Bovey Tracey; 200a, empl 7; b.Hennock; Elizabeth 35 b.Islington : children; Mary Sarah 12 scholar; John 6; William James 2 all b.Bovey Tracey; also lodger Michael Cain b.Ireland; 5 servant Susan Popman b.Drewsteighton; William Redstone b.BT; Ann Ellis b.NA; John Aggatt b.Chagford
: '71cen William 50 farmer of 500a, at Stile, Jacobstowe; Elizabeth 44; Mary 22; John 16; James 12 farmer's sons & Eliz Butler 17 dom serv, John Trickey 18 & Wm King 16, farm servants scan
: '81cen William 60 farmer of 200 acres employ 3 men & 2 boys at Stile Barton Village, Jacobstowe; b.Hennock, Dev; Elizabeth 55 b.Ilsington, Dev; dau Mary Sarah 30unm b.Bovey Tracey, Dev; farm servants Thomas Reed 16 b.Hatherleigh; Thomas Brigdet 12 both b.Hatherleigh
: '81cen also? William J 22unm general draper at Chase Side, Edmonton, Lon, b.Bovey Tracy, Dev with visitor Emanuell Pengelly 23unm commercial traveller; b.Holsworthy, Dev
: '91cen William 70 living by own means at 1 Culver Villas Torquay Rd, Wolborough, Dev; b.Hennock; Elizabeth 65 b.Ilsington; Mary Sarah 40unm; William James 32unm draper both b.Bovey Tracey
: 1891 William James Soper 33, sailed from Liverpool to New York, 1891; from findmypast
: 1897 William 1 Culver Villas, East St, NA, gent, executor [of father?] James d.31 Dec 1897, farm bailiff, batchelor of Newton Abbot, Dev; died NA; administration Exeter 7 Apr 1891; estate £208; from Probate Calender, scan : [James (c1828-1880) d.Jan>Mar Newton Abbott, age 52]
: '01cen William J 42unm men's draper shopkeeper (employer, at home) at 326-330 High Rd, Chiswick, M.sex; sister Mary S 52unm housekeeper (employee) both b.Bovey Tracey, Dev; William 81 retired farmer, b.Hennock, Dev; Elizabeth 75 b.Islington, Dev; nephew John G D 19 drapers assistant b.Exbourne, Dev; & 8 m 7 f drapers ass 19-43, draper clerk 22 & gen dom serv 23 (none b.Dev) scan : [John George D b.1882, Okehampton to John m.Selina Ann Crocker 1884]
: '11cen William James 52unm a retired draper at 115 Beaconsfield Villas {8 rooms}, Preston, Brighton, sister Mary Sarah 62unm housekeeper both b.Bovey Tracey, Dev, & widowed father William 90 widowed retired farmer; b.Hennock, Dev; scan
: 1915 William Soper (c1821-1915) d.Oct>Dec 1915, Steyning, Sussex, age 94
: 1918 speculate the William James Soper, gentleman, executor to William Henry Soper draper of Harrow (b.Hennock, Dev) who d.1918, age 45 (estate £10k) : [what relation?]
: 1936 Mary Sarah Soper d.5 Feb 1936, spinster of 180a Ditchling Rd, Brighton, Sx; probate Lon 15 Apr 1936 to William James Soper, retired draper, John George Dennis Soper, draper; estate £3,711 11s 11d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Mary S (c1850-1936) d.Jan>Mar, Brighton, age 86]
: 1938 William James Soper d.13 Apr 1938 of 182 Ditchling Rd, Brighton, Sx; probate Lon 24 Jun 1938 to Westminster Bank Ltd; estate £11,351 17s 11d; from Probate Calender, scan : [William J (c1859-1938) d.Apr>Jun, Brighton, age 79]
: 1938 William James retired draper, will proved 24 June 1938 (London Gazette 29 Jul)

George Soper m.Ann Brimblecombe or Dodd Oct>Dec 1848, Okehampton, Dev : [assume couple below]
- William Soper b.Apr>Jun 1850, Okehampton, Dev
: '41cen George 20-4 ag lab, with John Hooper 40 yeoman & land agent, Mary 35, Samuel Woodland 35 hand (or head?), Nichols Glanville 15 ag lab, James Pike 15 ag lab, Emanuel Osborn 13 servant, Maria Mathews 25 servant
scan : [assume the George below, but another George 19 at Changford]
: '51cen George 30 ag lab at Coxpark, Drewsteignton, (Okehampton), Dev, b.Drewsteignton; Ann 30 b.Changford, Dev; William 10m b.Drewsteignton scan : [not vis '61cen]
: '71cen George 50 farm baliff, at Mount Flagon, Throwleigh [N edge of Dartmore]; b.Changford, Dev; Ann 50 b.Drewsteignton, Dev scan
: '81cen George 60 farm bailiff at Mount Flagon, Throwleigh, Dev; b.Drewsteignton, Dev; Ann 60 b.Chagford
: '91cen George 70 caretaker house (em'ee)  at Coombe, Chagford, Dev; b.Drewsteignton, Dev; Ann 70 b.Chagford scan: [not vis '01cen]
: George Soper (c1821-1896) d.Jul>Sep 1896, age 75, Okehampton, Dev : [Okehampton inc Chagford]
: Ann Soper (c1821-1899) d.Jan>Mar 1899, age 78, Okehampton, Dev

S Soper master Mr Soper of Hennock, won 1 guinea coming 2nd in 'Single ploughmen' comp at Newton Abbot Plough match 28 ploughs competing. Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 9 Nov 1848, from newspapers.bl.uk : [another prize 1847 : '41cen William Soper 45-9 farmer at Hennock, Dev, Mary 40-5, Samuel 15-9, William 9, Mary 4 / 5 ag labs 10-24, Elizabeth Palmer 15 servant]
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: Samuel Soper, son of William Soper of Hennock also won a ploughing prize (not 1st) Perhaps one of the 100 who followed it by dinner & speaches at Globe Hotel; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 8 Nov 1849, from
newspapers.bl.uk
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: Samuel Soper, son of William Soper of Hennock won prize of a piece of plate, value 8 Sovs (contest for farmer's sons) at Moretonhampstead Farmers Club 60th annual ploughing contest; 1 Nov 1849; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 1 Nov, from newspapers.bl.uk : ['41cen William 45-9 farmer of Hennock, Mary 40-5, Samuel 15-9, William 9, Mary 4 & 5 ag labs 10-24, Elizabeth Palmer 15 servant]
: connection? a Samuel Soper, son of James Soper of Hennock won a piece of plate value £3 for best ploughman within the district, at Moretonhampstead Farmers Club 8th annual plough meet in Lustleigh; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 23 Oct 1851: scan

John Soper of Hennock, Devon : 1849 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1092 www.a2a, from newspapers.bl.uk

Mr Soper, of Luscombe, Bickington won 1st prize for Green Crops at Newton Abbot Agricultural Society 12th annual poughing match (26 ploughs).

John Soper, esq MD, (c1797-1849) died age 52 at Ashburton, Dev 6 Feb : from 'A Monthly Record of the Medical Sciences' 1849 google book [perhaps the John who qualified Scotland 1820 : subscribed to books, Ashburton 1833 & 41] : [John Soper (c1797-1849) MD & surgeon of Ashburton]

William Soper m.Jan>Mar 1849 Dorchester StCathsTranscriptions

William Soper (c1814 - ) sentenced to 5m imprisonment for larceny. He pleaded not guilty, at Devon County Assizes, 2 Jan 1849 scan : [Williams bpt.6 Feb 1814 Changford, Dev & bpt.20 Jun 1813 Bovey Tracy, Dev]

Isaac Soper, a plasterer of St Sidwells committed until the County Sessions on suspicion of robbery by a Magistrate at the Exeter Castle, However admitted bail of £50 & 2 surities of £50: Stolen from unihabited house 1 Queens Sq, Mount Radford, a register grate, 2 Rumford grates, copper furnace, dresser & bookshelves, property of Joseph Gattey, St Sidwells builder. Insp Stuckes found they were sold to furniture brokers, West St & Smythen St & arrested Soper, who also sold another Rumford grate, owner unknown; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 21 Jun 1849, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
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Isaac Soper (c1804-?) a plasterer 45 of St Leonards, adjoining Exeter, 13 Jun 1849, in court for theft of a grate property of Charles Brutton, 3 grates & dresser from Sidwell St, property of builder Joseph Gaffey & a book shelf & copper furnace from an un-occ house, 1 Queen St, Mount Radford; Imprisoned with hard labour 12 months, Devon County Sessions : 26 Jun 'furnace & grate, acquitted, previous convictions'
Exeter Police Charge Book
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Isaac Soper in Devon Court, 3 Jul 1849; sentence Imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available) : [m.Martha Selly 1843] : [assume the Isaac 1m prison on treadmill as an apprentice Exeter 1824]

Edward Soper (c1814-?) 35 for stealing fowls 16 Dec at Plymouth St Mary, property of Wm Beer; 5 months hard labour at Devon County Sessions (78 prisoners; 5 transportation 10y, 4 1y prison; 2 6m; 1 5m, 5 4m, 3 6w, 7 1m 3 14d, 1 7d, 4 days, 17 aquitted & 14 no bill); in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 11 Jan 1849, from newspapers.bl.uk : [an Edward bpt.4 Dec 1814 at Ermington, Dev]

William Soper Parnell m.Jan>Mar 1849 Newton Abbot StCathsTranscriptions : [see 1st voyage as a master 1852]

Martha Soper (c1849-1920) m.Henry Jarman (1845-1904) b.3 Oct 1849, Woodbury, Dev; d.27 Jan 1920, Woodbury . 4 children : source

Mrs Jane Soper, occupied land at Exeter belonging to Mr Stowey over which Mr Luxmoore had shooting rights. Men hunting pheasants there with dogs, there were fined £20, at Exeter Court; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 27 Dec 1849, from newspapers.bl.uk; Mrs Soper's name is Jane not Sarah as set down by clerk; scan

Elizabeth Soper of Preston St, Exeter, Feb 5, 1849 a will in Oswyn Murray collection [other Exeter wills John 1701, Grace (widow of John) 1705, Abraham 1707, John (snr) 1764, Edward 1785, Elizabeth 1821, Elizabeth 1849, Edwind 1878, Henry 1876]

William Soper Hockridge b.Jan>Mar 1849, Tavistock, Dev
connection? a John Soper Hockridge b.Jul>Sep 1871, Tavistock

Jane Soper m.Samuel Stantan, 13 May 1849, bachelor miner of Tavistock , father Richard Stantan a husbandman witnesses John Weeks, Samuel Stantan, St Cleer Marriages, parish register
- Jul ’01 alternative Mary Soper m.Robert Snow Linscott 1850, Lawhitton or Launceston, she died soon after as John remarried Ann ? (b.1831c, N.Tamerton) dau Sarah b.1857c from Jean rootsweb
: connection?, might asume also miner? William Soper Stantan b.Jul>Sep 18611, Tavistock, Dev & William Soper Stantan d.Jul>Sep 1884, Guisbro', Yorks age 23 & a William Soper Stanton b.Jul>Sep 1888, Darlington, Durham

George Soper m.George Soper [perhaps the George who m.Apr>Jun 1849, Totnes, Dev (to either Harriet Warrin, Martha Germon, Elizabeth Rossiter or Ann Webber)]
: '61cen George 37, inn keeper at 97 Plembrook St, Stoke Damerel; b.Paignton, Dev; Harriett 37 b.Widecombe, Dev; also 3 lodgers Willm Loyd 30 Chelsea Pensioner b.Wilts & wife Alice Loyd 37 b.Buckland, Dev; Susan Hodge 31 bookbinder b.Tavistock, Dev : [not vis '51cen]
: '71cen George farm labourer 45, at Parkham Cottage, 9 Burton St, Brixham; b.Paignton, Dev; Harriett 45, b.Widcombe, Dev; also nephew George Baliohale 11 scholar b.Paignton scan
: '81cen George 55 labourer at 3 Notlake Ln, Brixham, Dev; b.Paignton & wife Harriett 56 b.Widdicombe on the Moor
: '91cen George 66 agricultural labourer (not employed)  at Water Lane, Brixham, Dev; b.Paignton, Dev; Harriett 66 b.Widecombe, Dev scan
: 1897 George (c1824-1897) d.Jul>Sep 1897, age 73, Totnes, Dev
: '01cen Harriett 77 living on own means, alone, in 2 rooms at Knick Knack, Dashpers, Brixham, (Totnes), Dev; b.Widecombe in the Moor, Dev scan : [d.not vis bmd]

Richard m.Mary Hockeridge Oct>Dec 1849 Tavistock, Dev (bmd)
: '41cen William Soaper 55-9 ag lab at Lanehead St, Mary Tavy, Elizabeth 40-4, Richard 14 miner?, Elizabeth 12, Thomas 10, Ann 8, Selmar 6, George 3, Emma 1
scan
: '51cen Richard 25 miner ('cop') at Brook St, Tavistock, Dev, b.Mary Tavy, Dev; Mary 32 b.Mary Tavy, Dev; with brother/sister-in-laws Richard 14 & Jane Hockenridge 12 miners boy, both b.Tavistock scan
: '61cen Richard 34 copper miner at 19 Chapel St, Tavistock & Mary 42 both b.Marytavy [3 other households at address] : [not vis '71/'81cen]
: connection? '71cen Charles 7 scholar at Venton, Buckland Monachorum; b.Buckland Monachorum, Dev; nephew of wife, John Horkeridge 50 ag lab b.Tavistock, wife Elinor 51 b.not known, William 22 ag lab b.Tavistock, Richard 11 & Emma Jane 8 both scholars b.Buckland Monachorum; scan

James Soper in Devon Court, 16 Mar 1850; sentence aquittal : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

Mary Ann Soper in Devon Court, 5 Jul 1850; sentence imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

Jane Soper in Devon Court, 10 Sep 1850; sentence Imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)
: Jane Soper, for stealing gin from Thomas Floyd at Tavistock, 1 month hard labour at Devon Intermediate Sessions; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 19 Sep 1850, from newspapers.bl.uk : [??connection a Jane Ann Soper d.Jul>Sep 1852 Tavistock, Dev]

James Soper, Dittisham, 8 Jul 1850 a will in Oswyn Murray collection

John Soper m.Jane Redmand Richards Oct>Dec 1850 at St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev
- John Soper b.Jan>Mar 1853, St Thomas dist, [nr.Exmouth]
- Mary Jane Soper b.Jan>Mar 1855; assume d.Jan>Mar 1874, both St Thomas, age 19
- William Laskey Soper b.Jan>Mar 1857, '71cen 14 out of work servant; m.Jul>Sep 1880 (either Julia Bodley or Sarah Ann Pearce) both St Thomas; [not vis '81/census] d.Jan>Mar 1900, Portsea, Hants, age 43; will proved
1901 of 102 Walnut Rd, Fratton, Portsmouth
- Elizabeth Ann Soper b.Oct>Dec 1861, St Thomas
: '51cen John 32m (son-in-law) gardener at Charles St, Exwick Village, St Thomas, Dev, b.Moretonhampstead, Dev; Jane 30m (dau) b.Littleham, Dev; with father-in-law Henry Richards 66 journeyman painter & Anna 65, dau Catherine Richards 28unm dress maker & grdau Matilda Richards 10, Joseph Cook Richards 6 & Herbert Stone Richards 3 all scholars b.Littleham scan & scan
: 1860 Mr Soper d.19 Mar at Fore St, Exmouth, age 42, 28 Mar 1860 : [d.Jan>Mar 1860 at St Thomas]
: '61cen Jane 40, a widowed lace worker at Fore St, Littleham [1m S Exmouth]: 4 children [transcript misses 1st child ? Richards]; John 8; Mary J 6; William 4 all scholars b.Exmouth
: Jane Soper widow of Exmouth, summoned Henry Sanders to support of her illigitimate child, order of 1s 6d pw 9 Apr 1862; scan : [assume Elizabeth 10 in '71cen]
: assume son in Fore St? William Soper & 5 other young men of Exmouth, summonsed for blocking the street & causing annoyance. PC Knight on duty Fore St 40-50 people congregated outside White Hart's skittle alley, a ring had formed & 2 men fighting. No one could pass & he seperated them & ordered crowd to disperse. He was hooted & stones thrown, hitting him. Soper fined 12s 6d in costs others 15 & 20s. Landlord charged £2 for disorderly house; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 29 Dec 1869;
scan
: '71cen Jane 49 widowed laceworker, at Back St, Littleham, Exmouth; b.Dev; Mary J 16; William 14 both servants (out of work); Elizabeth A 10 scholar, also boarder James Henwood 2 b.Exmouth
scan
: '81cen Jane 59 widowed housekeeper b.Littleham, Dev; Ann unm gen serv 19 b.Lympstone, Dev; at Sowden Farm, Lympston with Peter Davey 73 widowed farmer (102a, 3 men) b.Lympstone, Dev; g.son George Davey 21 unm shepherd b.Withycombe, Dev & 2 ag labs 17
: William Laskey Soper of 102 Walnut Rd, Fratton, Portsmouth, registered copy of his proved will, 1901 : Hants Record Office 5M62/30; [connection? a Joseph Soper 33 a mercantile seaman at Plymouth, Dev with widowed mother Jane Laske] : d.Jan>Mar 1900, Portsea reg dist, age 43

Richard Soper a magistrate at Totness. 1850 White's Directory of Devon accessgenealogy.com : 1850 directory

Richard Soper a farmer in Blackawton. Whites History of Devon 1850 Genuki [a Richard farmer at Stokenham (6m S) in '41 census above]

Wait Soper, a blacksmith at Marystowe (or Stowe St. Mary 6m N Tavistock) : White's Directory 1850

Abraham Soper Hexter, lay vicar, Cathedral Yard, Exeter : source : from Directory of Devon, 1850 : [see 1877]
Edward Soper, Upton, farmer of Brixton : [of 193a Upton Farm - leaving 1865?]
Mr Elioenai Soper, Bellair St, Plymouth : [see medical Sopers]
Henry Soper, farmer St Thomas, Exeter : Genuki
James Soper, tenant farmer of Dittisham : Genuki
James Soper, mason Underwood, Plympton St Mary : [perhaps insolvent 1844? see]
James Soper farmer, Warmhill, Hennock : [2nd son of James who m.1791]
Jane Soper freehold farmer, Thrushelton :
John Soper, tenant farmer of Bickington [3m NE Ashburton] :
John Soper, shoemaker of South Brent : (pop.1,237) (2 other shoemakers there, William & Philip Blight) : [connection? Henry Soper m.Mary Blight 1797, S.Brent]
John K Soper a farmer at Aish [John Knapman Soper still an Aish farmer 1870] : The parish had a large church & chapels for The Independents & Wesleyans.
John K Soper, farmer of South Brent :
John Soper fruitier & grocer, 30 Bilbury St, Plymouth :
John Soper, Stamp Office; wine & spirit merchant, Dartmouth : Genuki [no vet in '41cen] : [John Soper 1852 directory & 1853 vote enquiry]
John Soper, saddler, Lower Union St, Torquay :
Mrs Soper, 7 Poltimore Terrace, Exeter : : Genuki
Mary Ann Soper, stay maker, South St, Exeter : source
Richard Soper, beerhouse, 39 Queen St, Devonport :
Richard & William Soper, farmers, Higher Allerton, Dartington : [Richard mayor of Totnes 1852]
Richard Soper farmer, Landcombe, Blackauton :
Richard & William Soper esqs, Fore St, Totnes : source : [Richard mayor of Totnes 1852]
Richard Soper 1 of 7 magistrates for Totnes : [Richard mayor of Totnes 1852]
Robert Soper, Southdown, farmer of Brixton :
Mrs Sar. Soper Northumberland Place, Teignmouth :
Samuel Soper, tennant farmer of Stokenham :
Sarah Soper eating house, 39 Queens St, Devonport :
S Soper, coal merchant, Tavistock Street, Plymouth : [Samuel m.Mary Goodman 1841, Plymouth]
William Soper, farmer (in Townstal), Milton?, Dartmouth : Genuki
William Soper grocer, shopkeeper, West St, Exeter : source
William Soper, farmer of Bovey Tracy :
William Soper, jun, Harberton Parish :
William Soper, Harbertonford, Harberton Parish :
William Soper farmer, Hennock : [speculate eldest son of James who m.1791]
from Directory of Devon, 1850 from Google Books

P Soper had an estate at Dittisham Wales, Devon. (Most estates there were freehold). 1850 White's Directory of Devon accessgenealogy.com
P Soper esq 1 of 4 larger owners of estates in Dittisham scattered village on W bank of Dart estuary (pop.917), 1850 village directory

John Soper a clerk at Diptford : Whites Directory 1850 : Genuki

W Soper had an estates in the parish Venton. 1850 White's Directory of Devon accessgenealogy.com

Joan Soper of Exeter, Devon : 1 of 8 farm owners in Thrushelton : from White's Devonshire Directory of 1850 source : [see Thrushelton Sopers 1684]

W Soper a shopkeeper & cutler, truss &/or surgical instrament maker, Exeter : Whites Directory 1850 : Genuki

William Soper & William Soper junior, blacksmiths at Harberton,
'Willaim' Soper, was 1 of 3 shoemakers in Harbertonford. from Whites Directory, 1850 :
source (Harberton 1850 a small village of 353 inhabitants, 2½ miles SW of Totnes, Harbentonford 468 nearby) : [see '51cen]

Richard & William Soper had a freehold estate at Higher Allerton [2m NE Totnes] 1850 www.phc.igs.net : [?a Richard mayor of Totnes 1852]

James Soper occupied Rumple Quarry, Plym Bridge Woods, owned by Christopher Tolcher; In Poor Law rate books, Egg Buckland Parish 1850 [a slate & slabs quarry; map ref.(epsg:27700) 252200, 59600] source a NT doc

W Soper & R Soper 2 of 5 people mentioned with estates in Dartington Parish, White's Directory 1850 : from Genuki

Elizabeth Soper of Exeter, Devon : 1850 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1084 www.a2a

Gilbert Soper on Watch Committee for the year at Totnes Town Council 9 Nov 1850; Mr Soper also on Totnes Market's Financial Committee; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 5 Dec, from newspapers.bl.uk : [no Gilbert Soper in bmd or '41-'61cen]

Sarah Soper of Brixham, Dev : 1850 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1098 www.a2a

James Soper bapt 6 Oct 1850 Salcombe - Index to baptisms source

Thomas Soper b.1826, Plympton St Mary, Dev, a stone mason, m. Aug>Sept 1850 St George Hanover Sq to Susanna Stanbury 1823 : 5 children b.Westminster (in '61-'01cen) : GeneaNet.org : from researcher Joy Lewis : [see Wilts biog]

Edward Soper in Exeter Police charge records Dec 1850 to Apr 1853, page 82 : source : [presume arising from 1851 offence below]

Mr Soper at Whiteway. John Hooper has been instructed to auction at Magor's Commercial Inn, Newton Abbott; 7 Jan 70 oaks, 130 elms 180 ash & 55 ash pollards on Whiteway Barton & Torhill Estates in Kingsteignton, 2m from Newton Abbot railway. To view, apply to Mr Soper who will direct a person to show the trees, numbered in white; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 8 Aug 1850, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan [see John m.abt.1825]
: Anna Sophia Soper d.5 Feb 1912, spinster of Bishopsteignton, Dev; probate Lon 13 Jul 1918 to James Hellier [assume an elder son of her sister; see '91cen], hotel keeper, John Sparke Hannaford, retired farmer; estate £444 18s 6d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Anna S (c1846-1912) d.Jan>Mar, Newton Abbott, age 66] : [Anna Sophia Soper b.Apr>Jun 1845, Newton Abbott]

William Soper m.Johanna [blank] at Stokenham, Dev, 26 Mar 1850, witnessed by [brother] Richard Yabsley Soper from Ted Wildy's Marriage Witness Index : [bmd William m.'Joanna' blank Jan>Mar 1850, Kingsbridge dist : b.c1824 Stokenham, Dev to Samuel (c1780-1871) & Sarah (c1784-1867) who m.1812]
- William Henry Soper b.Jul>Sep 1850, Kingsbridge [dist inc Stokenham]
- Sarah Sophia Soper b.Oct>Dec 1852, Kingsbridge; ?a Sarah Sophia m.Apr>Jun 1882, Kingsbridge (to either Frederick Chope or Ernest William Whiteway)
- Samuel Thomas Soper b.Jan>Mar 1855, Kingsbridge
- John Alfred Soper b.Jan>Mar 1857, Kingsbridge
- George Frederic Soper b.Jan>Mar 1859, Kingsbridge; ?a George Frederick m.Hannah Eliza Nicholas, 1884; ?a George Frederick d.New Zealand, an army pensioner & gardener of Plymouth, age 46
: Joanna d.20 Dec 1861, wife of William of Kellaton, Stokenham, Dev; Probate Exeter 8 Jan 1891 to William of Ash Farm, Whitchurch, yeoman; estate £144 0s 4d; from Probate Calender (ancestry.com) : [d.Oct>Dec 1861, Kingsbridge, Dev]
: William Soper m.Agnes Catherine Parker Jan>Mar 1868, Kingsbridge
- Edward Paine Soper b.Oct>Dec 1868, Kingsbridge; 'Edward Payne Soper' when executor to father's will 1894; '11cen farmer 42unm
- Annie Parker Soper b.Jan>Mar 1870, Kingsbridge; m.Apr>Jun 1892, Tavistock, Dev; to either John Baker Brown or William Vigars
- Susan Elizabeth Soper b.Oct>Dec 1875, Tavistock
- Agnes Catharine Soper b.Jul>Sep 1878, Tavistock : '11cen 32unm with brother Edward
- Richard Henry Soper b.Oct>Dec 1881, Tavistock; m.Mary Oct>Dec 1906, Tavistock
: '61cen William 37 farming 85 acres at Tor Urton Farm House?, Stokenham (emp 2); Joanna 40, 5 farmer's sons & dau; William Henry 10; Sarah Sophia 8; Samuel Thomas 6; John Alfred 4; George Fredrick 2 all b.Stokenham; & house keeper Ann Yabsley 35, unm relative b.Ugborough; Hanah Blank ('Blault'?) 37 an unm boarder; Grace Chub 14, house servant; Samuel Mogfon 12, carter both b.Dev all b.Stokenham
: Joanna Soper d.20 Dec 1861, wife of William of Kellaton, Stokenham, Dev; Probate Exeter 8 Jan 1891 to William Soper of Ash Farm, Whitchurch, yeoman; estate £144 0s 4d; from Probate Calender (ancestry.com) : [Joanna d.Oct>Dec 1861, Kingsbridge]
: did William move from Kellaton to Ash Farm between 1861 & 1862?
: '71cen William 47 farmer at Kellaton, Stokenham, 73a; b.Stokenham; Agness Catherine 32, b.Wetongifford; Sarah Sophia 18 assistant; Samuel Thomas 16 assistant; John Alfred 14; George Fredrick 12 both scholars; Edward Bine 2; Anna Barker 1, all b.Stokenham; Samuel 91 retired farmer, b.Stokenham; also John Erinish? 24 b.Plympton & Hanah Blank 46 annuity b.Stokenham, a lunatic [assume new wife, perhaps children 1 & 2 not Sopers?] : scan
: '81cen William 57 b.Stokenham, farmer of Ash, Whitchurch, 140 acres, emp 1 man; Agnes 42 b.Aveton Gifford; John A 24unm; George F 22unm; Edward P 12; Annie P 11 all b.S'ham; William 7; Susan E 5; Mary J 3; Agnes C 2 all b.Whitchurch; also visitors Edward Parker 66unm & Susan E Parker 21unm [?father-i-law & sister?] & servant Jane Gawman 19unm wife of a coal miner
: '91cen William 67 farmer at Ash Farm, Whitchurch, Dev; b.Stokenham; Agnes C 52 b.Aveton Gifford, Dev; Edward P 22 farmer's son; Annie P 21 both b.Stokenham; William 17 farmer's son; Susan E 15; Mary J 13; Agnes C 12; Richard H 9 all scholar b.Whitchurch, Dev scan
: Agnes Catherine (c1839-1893) d.Apr>Jun, Tavistock, age 54
: William d.3 Sep 1894, farmer of Ash Farm, Whitchurch, Dev; probate Exeter 27 Sep 1894 to Edward Payne Soper, farmer, Arthur Richard Glanville, land agent; estate £658 7s 2d; from Probate Calender, scan : [William (c1823-1894) d.Jul>Sep, Tavistock, age 71] : *Family in wikitree
: '01cen Edward 32 farmer (own account) at Hartwell, Lamerton, Dev; b.Stokenham, Dev; wife Agnes 22; & brother Richard 19 farmer both b.Whitechurch, Dev; scan
: '11cen Edward Pyne Soper 42 farmer (employer) in 8 rooms at Hartwell Lamerton, Tavistock, b.Stokenham, Dev & sister Agnes Catherine 32 assistant, dairy work (worker); b.Whitchurch, Dev scan
: '11cen Richard Henry 29 farm labourer in 4 rooms at Tithingland, Whitchurch, Dev; b.Grendfern, Whitchurch; Mary 24 {4y, 3 births, 2 alive}; b.Horrabridge, Dev; Irene 2 b.Grendfern, Whitchurch; Edward 1; b.Wilndinstone, Tavistock, Dev scan

Soper, I of 4 Plymouth chemists, stocking Sir Hutton Cooper's Cough Lozenges, for colds, influenza & lung affections; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 31 Oct 1850, from newspapers.bl.uk; scan
: Soper of Plymouth stocks 'Widow Welches Pills, for female complaints, head-ache, indegestion consumption & lowness of spirits; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 2 Jan 1851, from
newspapers.bl.uk; scan
: Soper of Plymouth stocks 'Dr Scott's Billious & Liver Pills', cures nervous head aches ; 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 6 Mar regular adverts 1851 - Aug 1853;
scan

Henry Soper, at Shilwood, proprietor of Wood & Blowdon Farm. To let from Lady-day, 81 acres in Ugborough parish, within 2m of S.Downs Railway affording facilities for procuring manures & conveyance of produce. Estate free of tithes & land tax. Estate may be viewed by permission of present tenant Mr Crossing; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 8 Aug 1850, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [propery to let again from ladyday 1851, Henry Soper then at Wood Cottage]
- - - - - - - -
Henry Soper, at Wood Cottage, contact to view Wood & Blowdon Farm, or apply at the farm house. To let by tender from Lady-day, 81 acres in Ugborough parish, within 2m of S.Downs Railway afforing facilities for procuring manures & conveyance of produce. Estate free of tithes & land tax. Tenders to be with solicitors by 11 Apr; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 10 Apr 1851, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [Henry Soper owned Wood Cottage, Wood & Blowdon Farm's freehold for sale 1863] : [Henry m.Anna Sanders 1865 at Totnes]

Mary Soper m.John Gliddon Hearn Aug 1851
: a Mary Soper bapt.Paignton 2 Mar 1824, dau of John (a labourer) & Jane
: '41cen Mary 18 dress maker at Paignton, John 14 sailor's apprentice, Emma 9, all b.Dev
: '51cen ?a Mary b.North Huish
: '61cen Mary Gliddon age 36 so b.1824/5
rootschat.com from wicked Feb'12


1851 census; Full list of Sopers in '51cen, listed by family a-z

Anthony Soper 52 pensioner at 316 Adelaide St, East Stonehouse; b.Chagford, Susannah Soper 49 b.Drewstainton, Anthony Soper 26 lab, John Soper 21. William Soper 13 rope maker, Henry Soper 12 all b.Stonehouse, Ann Soper 6 b.Plymouth, Emma Soper 3 b.Stonehouse all scholars & dau Elizabeth Mortimore 30 straw bonnet maker & grdau Ann Mortimore 2 b.Morice Town : [m.1821?]

'Blacksmiths of Devon' 1851 census lists : [a John will 1806]
John Soper a journeyman blacksmith 42 at 13 Eldad Place, Plymouth, Dev. b.Harberton, Dev. wife, Ann 38 b.Harberton, 6 children listed inc son Thomas a blacksmith, 17 b.Dodbrook, Dev. scan scan
William Soper a blacksmith, 69 at Harbeton, Totnes, Dev. b.Halwell, Dev; wife: Elizabeth Soper 67 b.Ringwood, Hants : [m.Eliz Lear
1804 : presume son below]
William Soper a blacksmith, 45, Harbeton, Totnes, Dev. b.Harberton; wife: Mary Soper 34 b.Buckfastleigh, Dev; dau Susan T S Soper 13 & son, Servington T Soper 8 : [children b.1838-42 : 1859, 1866, 1870 & 1871 directories]
William Soper a blacksmith, employs son & an apprentice, 56, at Allerford, Tavistock, Dev. b.Broadwood, Dev; wife, Eleanor Soper 51 b.Lamerton, Dev. Children; John Soper a blacksmith 15 b.Marystow, Dev, Grace Soper 13, Esther Soper 9. Grandson: John OCKERIDGE 3, & George FRIZE 17 an apprentice blacksmith. : [dau b.
1827]

1851 census entries: from Devon stonemason site
George Soper b.1824 Ridgeway, Dev, master mason (employed 2), 4 Clare Place, Plymouth, Dev.
George Soper b. 1825 Okehampton, Dev, Stone Mason, Plume of Feathers Inn, Princetown, Dev.
George Soper Brimblecombe b.1839 Chagford, Dev. 1851 address, Pie Corner, Chagford : later, Master Builder employing 3, see 1839
Henry Soper, Builder, address in 1890: South Brent, Ivybridge, Dev.
Henry Soper b.1817 Plympton St.Mary, Dev, Builder, South Devon House, Plympton St Mary, address 1881: 3 George Place, Plympton Maurice.
Henry Soper b.1819 Ugborough, Dev, slate quarryman, Wood Cottage, Ugborough.
James Soper b.1791 Ugborough, Dev, mason, Underwood Cottage, Plympton St.Mary, Dev. [perhaps insolvent 1844? see]
William Soper b.1787 Ermington, Dev, mason, Glanville Place, Plymouth, Dev, address 1852: 3 Glanville Place.
James Soper , b.1820 Plympton St.Mary, Dev, Master of Slate Quarry (employed 13 men in 1851, 5 in 1881) & Stone Merchant, Rumple Quarry, Egg Buckland, Dev, address 1881: Cann Quarry, Plympton St Mary: 1890: Cann Quarry, Plympton St.Mary.
Thomas Soper , b.1814 Knackerknowle, Dev, Quarry Labourer, : Knackerknowle.
Thomas Soper , b.1821 Teignmouth, Dev, Builder, Southcott House, West Teignmouth [caught otter 1857]

Anne Soper (c1831-?) 20unm, b.Tarrant Crawford, 1 of 2 House Servants at Tarrent Abbey. Head Richard Brine, a farmer of 900 acres employing 30 Labourers. Tarrant Crawford 1851 census source

Caroline Soper (c1817-?) was a lodger at Heavitree, in the the '51cen Dev (William Trend, head, aged 58, Market Gardener), she was 34 & b.Exeter Trend site

Edward L Soper 41 farmer of 158 acres, 3 labourers at Septon Farm, Brixham, Dev '51cen; Peter 81 annuitant; Brooking Soper 82 annuitant; Margeret Soper 48 annuitant all b.Dittesham, Dev also neice Louisa Frish 19unm b.Ugborough, house servant Elizabeth Midway 22unm & 4 farm servants 11-18; scan

Frederick Soper 36 a carpenter & joiner at Cad Ln, Ashburton, '51cen with wife Margaret Soper 38 b.Chagford, Frederick W Soper 17 carpenter, Belvidera Soper 15 dressmmaker, Eliza A Soper 13 scholar, Lavinda Soper 10, Clarinda C Soper 4, Richard J Soper 1 all b.Ashburton [see 1870] : [Richard, Ashburton carpenter, 1852]

Henry Soper 34 builder at Ridgeway (village), Dev '51cen; Mary Ann Soper 32 both b.Plympton, St Mary, Dev; Henry J Soper 5 scholar b.Plympton, St Maurice, Dev; Clara Soper 2 b.Plympton, St Mary, Dev; scan : [Henry m.1846, Stoke Damerel]

James Soper 37 (head); Sarah Soper 33 (wife); Mary Soper 10; James Soper 5; John S Soper 70 (Father - lthough seems to say mother); Sarah Ager 73 (Mother in law) & servant Ann Horsham 21 : [James m.Sarah Ager 1839 Newton Abbott, Dev]

John Soper (c1776-?) 75, a thatcher, b.Tarrant Crawford & wife Matilda, 72, b.Spetisbury. Tarrant Crawford : '51cen source

Mary Soper 92 widow pauper [& '????'] at St Nicholas, Newton Abbot, Dev '51cen, b.Coffinmovell?, Dev; mother with Edward Parnell, 67 married, labourer b.Monkeintinhead scan : [died age 99 1858]

Melina Soper (c1842-?) from Newfoundland in Egg Buckland, Devon '51cen source [a J Soper owned scooner 'Melina', built Plymouth 1860]

Richard Soper 31 carpenter b.Broadwood, at Plymouth, '51cen with wife & 2 children - (3 children '61 - b.Broadwood Wigger '71 - 'One arm' '81)
William Soper 37 carpenter at & b.Broadwoodwidger '51cen with wife, 5 children

Robert Soper, South Down, Totnes, Dev farmer in '51cen source

Susanna 55 widowed house holder, proprietor at West St, Ashburton (Newton Abbot), Dev '51cen , b.Ashburton; Sarah Elizth 21unm b.Bovey Tracy, Dev; with house servants Susanna Andrews 23 b.Buckland & Sarah Bickham b.Ashburton scan : [not vis '61cen]
: '41cen John 43, Susanna 45-9, Sarah Eliz 11 at Ashburton (John not b.Dev)
: ??a Sarah E private patient in London asylum 1865-1866 until death, age 37

Susan Soper (c1785-) 66 mother, pauper; soldiers widow, Higher St, Totnes, Dev; b.Brixham Dev; with s-in-l John Bond 24 fisherman b.Beer, Susan 23, Mary Bond 2 & John Bond 6m all b.Brixham; scan : [no Soper/Bond m.vis] : [not obvious '41cen] : [offchance of Robert Soper (a Dragoon b.1781) m.Susanna Lawrence 1805]
: '41cen Susan Soper 13, at Brorton St, Brixham; b.Devon servant with Frances Beer 55 independent, Margaret 55, Catherine 20 scan

William Soper (c1775-?) widower 76 cabinet maker Exeter, Dev; inmate at Plymouth Workhouse, Dev '51cen
Elizabeth Soper (c1827-?) unm 24, general servant; inmate at Plymouth-in Plymouth Workhouse, Dev 1851 : Hospital of Poors Portion or Workhouse Plymouth source

William Soper (c1809-?) 42 in '51cen, farmer of Week Farm, Townstall Dartmouth, Dev; 60 acres & butcher b.[Cansuthy?], Dev : Sarah Soper 40 : Ellen 9 both b.Brixham, Dev : Winsor 7 ; Rowden 8 both b.Paignton, Dev : Wheaton 4 & Edward Day 12m both b.Townstall, with 3 farm labourers 13-22 & female house servant 16 scan : ['41cen publican of the Rising Sun Quay Street Brixham] from Dianna Young : [wife & children sailed to New Zealand 12 Aug 1852, father apparently left beforehand]

William Soper (c1830-?) William Bolt 21 a servent / ag lab in William's household at Bovey Tracey, from : '51cen source


John Soper m.Fanny Hole Oct>Dec 1851, Exeter, Dev; John b.c1828 St Thomas to Henry & Rebecca see
- Ellen [Rosina] Soper b.Jan>Mar 1852, Exeter
- Henry John Soper b.Exeter, Dev c.1858 m.Mary b.Torquay abt 1882; '91cen stable man, St Marylebone, Lon; re.m.Christina Border 1902
: ['41cen Henry 35-9 labourer at St Thomas the Apostle, Exeter '41cen; Rebecca 35-9, John 13, Henry 9, Rebecca 5, William 3, Mary Ann 10m, Thendorsea Maban 25 independent, all b.Dev]
: ['51cen ?John Soper 21 brickmaker, journeyman at 5 Exon Court, St Sidwell, Exeter, Dev '51cen, b.Exeter; & visiter 21unm charwoman Mary Webber b.Eggesford scan]
: ['61cen John 32, dairy & shopkeeper b.Hatherleigh; Fanny 31 b.Cheriton; Ellen 9 scholar & Henry John 5, both b.St Davids; Exeter]
: ['71cen John 42 beerhouse keeper at 17 Paris St, Exeter, St Sidwell; Fanny 40; Ellen 19 a dress maker; Henry J 15 butcher, all b.Exeter; scan]
: ['81cen {son} John 53 farmer of 33a Luggs Farm, Okehampton Rd, Exeter; Frances Jane 49; Ellen Rosina 27u & Henry John 23u, all b.Exeter also niece Fanny Murrin 13 ]
: John dairyman of Log's Fm, Red Hills, Thomas the Apostle, bankrupt 1881
: '91cen John 63 dairyman (self employed)  at The Cross [within Chapel St?], Littleham, Dev; b.Atherleigh, Dev; Fanny 59   b.Drewsteignton, Dev; grdau Nellie 11 scholar  b.Brixton, Lon; scan [Nellie's b.not vis bmd/'11cen/'91cen (nor Ellen/Eliz)]
: '01cen John 73 own means b.Hatherley, Dev living with son Henry J 55 coachman at Calton Hose Stables, Tormoham, Torquay, Dev; b.Exeter, Dev; wife Christina 51 dressmaker b.Torquay; Lilian V 14 b.St Johns Wood, Lon; Selina D 11 b.Marylebone, Lon scan Christian Prior

Jane Soper Rowe & Henry William Rowe's dau Miss Lydia A Rowe of Woolwell Fm, Bickleigh. She wrote a memorial for herself with date left blank in her scrap book 25 Dec 1850, dispite being in full health, age abt 18, & d.13 Jan 1851 after a 1 hour lung affection : [ Jane Soper Rowe d.Jan>Mar 1875, Newton Abbott, Dev]; in 'Royal Cornwall' 14 Feb, from newspapers.bl.uk; scan

Samuel Soper, son of James Soper of Hennock won a piece of plate value £3 for best ploughman within the district, at Moretonhampstead Farmers Club 8th annual plough meet in Lustleigh; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 23 Oct 1851, from news.bl.uk : scan

James Soper, Torquay, Tormoham, Dev, baker to appear 11am, 22 Mar 1851, Devon County Court, Newton Abbot; Insolvent Debtors

James Soper baker of Higher Union St, Torquay, parish of Tormoham, Dev, an insolvent debtor, filed at Court of Devon, Newton Abbot. Required to appear before the Court 22 Mar 1851 11am for his first examination touching his debts, estate, and effects. All persons indebted to attend (london-gazette.co.uk 4 Mar) : & 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 6 Mar : scan & Google Books snippet : [a James baker of Plymton bankrupt 1844]

Edward Soper 'rescued a prisoner', Summerland St, 10 Aug 1851 : Exeter Bench : 10s fine plus costs in or 2 weeks in prison : Presume prisoner was Mary Webber, charged with using obscene language, 5s or 1 week : Exeter Police Charge Book : [presume charged 1850-3 above]

James Soper of Dittisham, Devon : 1851 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1087 www.a2a

R Soper, Mayor of Totnes for 1851-2; in 'Morning Post' 17 Nov 1851, from news.bl.uk : scan
: R Soper, unaimously elected Mayor of Exeter; in 'Royal Cornwall Gazette' 21 Nov 1851 :
scan [see major 1852/3]

James Soper of Little Warmhill, occupied Huish Farm & claimed right of way (for 50 years) across Road Park Field, part of Mr Skinner's Riley Fm who'd stopped the gate with stone, preventing carts, cattle & manure crossing to Parish Rd as previously, leading to Hennock. In case 'Park v.Skinner' (Sopers tenants of Sir Lawrence Park for 50y). James remembered taking apples from Huish to Warmhill & bringing cider back & said his father was once 'too intimate' with Foster, the previous Huish tennant, loaning money which was not repaid & after which the gate was nailed up [20y earlier?]. (Foster, a southcountryman with superior attitude was called a 'little king'). John Soper brother of James told Foster he broke the gate. John Soper, son of James said he used the path for carts for past 12y. Joseph Cole 60 said he'd been apprenticed to old Mr Soper who lived at Warmhill & rented Huish. A defence witness sad he never saw Mr Soper's pack horses use this road. Exeter jury's verdict for Soper. (Old Mr Soper suceeded a Chudleigh miller called Bond at Huish) [seems Soper had a poor case? perhaps jury swayed, as Sir Park was wealty landlord] ; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 25 Mar 1852, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [1890 map shows Warmhill, Huish & Riley farms all E of Hennock; speculate the path is near yellow line?; speculate Huish's mill nr blue line that shows a (muddy?) ford, on track NW of Huish as shown on modern OS map) : Might old mine in Hennock map be reason Sopers moved to Riley by '61cen, perhaps Sir Park leased mineral rights?]
: [seems James 58 (b.c1794) see m.1819, son John 23 (b.1828); brother John 50 (b.1801) & father, 'Old Mr Soper' James died 1806]

Slater’s Directory for Devon 1852-3
Mrs Susan Soper, West St, listed in ‘Nobility & Gentry’ in Ashburton & Buckfastleigh : [Susan d.22 Jun 1852; see John Soper (c1797-1849) MD & surgeon of Ashburton]
Richard Soper, a carpenter of Ashburton, Dev, (18 other)
John Soper a veterinary surgeon of Crowder’s Hill, Dartmouth [see
1873] : [a Richard Soper vet 1850]
John Soper (& stamp distributor) at Lower St, Dartmouth
John Soper Lower St, Dartmouth : [John & Caroline who m.1839 Dartmouth]
William Soper butcher in Duke St, Dartmouth (13 others)
Thomas Soper, 27 Market St, Devonport
Abraham Soper Dexter, Cathedral Yard, lodging house keeper in Exeter
Mary Soper a stay maker at North St, Exeter (18 others)
Mr Eli Soper, Belair Cottage, Regent St, Plymouth in ‘Nobility & Gentry’ : [Elioeoni Soper (1798-?) Plymouth chemist biog]
Joseph Soper, 7 Woolster St, Plymouth in both 'Merchants' & 'Ship Owner' sections [James Soper, ship owner 1822 1836, 1855 & J Soper 1866] : [Soper a cooper lease Woolster St 1817, 1822 & at nr27 1897]
John Soper a greengrocer, 30 Bilbury St, Plymouth
Samuel Soper, beer retailer, 23 Old Town St, Plymouth : ['51cen Samuel Soper 42 forage dealer at 23 Old Town St]
Wills & Soper, 2 Squire Terrace, in 'Child-Bed & Ready-Made Linen Warehouses' section
Soper ran a road carrier from Noah’s Ark to Prince Town every Friday, Plymouth; [map a (modern) pub central Plymouth) - Princetown central Dartmoor went to theprison]
Amy & Elizabeth Soper, Adelaid St, Stonehouse
Thomas Soper, Fore St, a carpenter & builder in Teighnmouth, Dev

John Prowse Soper, 40 Lower Union St, a stay maker of Torquay, Dev [an taylor's apprentice 1793]

William Soper m.Elizabeth Liverton Oct>Dec 1852, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev : ['61cen policeman Kent; '91cen footman]

Mrs Soper, deceased; her property auctioned 1pm 21 Aug at Luccombe Farm, Exminster; all remaining livestock; 6 farm horses, 1 heifer in calf, 10 geese, 1 waggon, 2 braod wheel carts, iron scuffle, 8 sulls, 2 pair draggs, 2 harrows, stone & wooden rollers, turnip cutters, 100 hurdles, winnowing & threshing machines (nearly new), corn screen, sieves, 3 knife cutter, 5 horse harnesses, 2 bullock harnesses & plough, sheep rack, 40 pipes & hogsheads (some new), sieves, funnels, pails, a good family car & harnesses, granite stone pump, pig troughs, grindstone, picks, rakes hay knoves, crosscut saw, 13 iron wedges, set of quarry tools, 3 ladders, 2 corn hutches, casks, beam scales & weights, pig ladder, 6 firkins, 3 trendles, 5 wash tubs, iron furnes, large brass kettle, cheese press, large brass cheese pan, 14 milk pans, butter tub, scales & weighs milk stove, mahogany two lap dining rable, work & card rables & chairs, mahogany dumb waiter, wheel barometer, steel fire sets, corner cupboards, 12 bed-room chairs, carpets, feather beds, bolster & pillows, mahogany 4 post bed, camp bedsteads, wardrobe, & dressing table, oak painted presses wardrobe & coffer, iron chest, servants beds, clothes horses, 2 clocks, 8 candlesticks, tea kettle, 12 kitchen chairs & long table, 2 round tables, pots, cleaver, baking tins, barrels, pewter plates, sied sadle & pillion, 20 acres swede & turnips, 6 hives bees & honey; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 16 Sep 1852, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [John Soper rented Luccombes 1819]

John Soper [assume 'Joseph'?] m.Ann Anning at Exeter Apr>Jun 1850 [flaky links here perhaps mistaken]; b.c1820 at Cheverstone Barton, Kenton : [Perhaps Ann a widow with son Charles 3]
- Sarah Jane Soper b.Oct>Dec 1850, Kenton [St Thomas reg dist, (Exmouth), Dev]
- Emma Soper b.Jul>Sep 1852 Kenton [St.Thomas reg dist]; '91cen 37unm with parents; d.1894 age 41
- Henry Soper (1856-1913) b.31 Mar Chiverstone, Kenn, Dev, bpt.25 May at Kenn (to 'Joseph Soper' & Ann Anning); m.Frances Lear (8 Oct 1865-1950) Jul>Sep 1887 Ken (St Thomas, Exmouth bmd dist): 9 children,
source; farming Chiverstone '11cen, d.25 Oct, Heavitree, Exeter: bur 29 Oct, Kenton
- Thomas Anning Soper b.25 Aug 1858 Kenton [b.reg Oct>Dec St.Thomas]; to US 1885; m.Dora H c1894 (b.1859 Indiana); '00cen 42 towel supply at Chicago, Ill; d.1934
- Joseph Soper b.Jan>Mar 1861 Kenton [St.T] ; '81cen 20unm unemployed miller
- Charlotte Soper b.Jan>Mar 1864 Kenton [St.T]; '81cen 17unm; m.Henry Anning Oct>Dec 1883 Exeter Dev; '10cen her son Henry 19 boarding with brother Thomas A 51 in Chicago source
: '51cen Joseph 32 farmer at Chiverstone Farm, St Thomas, Dev, b.Exminster, Dev; Ann 30 b.Kenton, Dev; Sarah Jane 6m b.Kenton, Dev; with mother-in-law Jane Anning 51 widow farmer of 58a employing 10 b.Dawlish; house servants Fliz Maunder 25 b.Kenton & Eliz Haletone 12 b.Britford & 5 ag labs 14-29 scan
: 1859 Joseph Soper of Kenton, shareholder of Devon & Cornwall Banking Co ; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 17 Feb 1859, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: '61cen none obvious
: 1864 Joseph farmer of Kenton saw J Brackenbury. gent of Heavitree by his trap with an unbroken gun on the old Dawlish Rd. Earl of Devon's head game keeper, galloped to Haydon & saw him fire from his gig, put the gun under the gig's apron & retreive 2 dogs in the fields & had no [game] card. Fine £2; 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 10 Feb 1864;
scan
: J Soper of Kenton 1 of 3 judges at Ide & Alphington Agricultural Ass held on Pengelly's Farm. Dinner for 100 after held at Admiral Vernon, Alphington; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 11 Nov 1868;
scan
: '71cen Joseph 51 farmer of emp 7 laborers & 2 boys, at Cheverstone Barton, Kenton, Dev, b.Exminster; Ann 49; Emma 18; Joseph 10; Charlott 7 both scholars all b.Kenton :
scan
: '71cen Henry 15 & Thomas A 12 pupils/scholars at Ware's Buildings, Exeter, St Thomas, both b.Dev scan
: 1879 a Joseph of Kenton in 1879 Directory below
: '81cen Joseph 61 farmer of 190a, empl 4 labors, Chiverstone Barton, Kenton; b.Exminster; Ann 59; Emma 29unm; Henry 25unm farmers son; Joseph 20 miller unemployed; Charlotte 17 all b.Kenton & indoor servants James Prout 43unm b.Bampton, Dev & Henry Pike 18 b.Kenton
: '81cen ??a Sarah 33unm 87 Summerland St, Exeter St Sidwell; b.Exeter half-sister with Charles Anning 34 painter; Martha Anning 34 shop keeper brother 28; & 5 children 2-13 all b.Exeter : [Sarah not vis '91cen]
: '81cen,Thomas A 22unm grocers assistant  at 19 George St, Plymouth St Andrew, Dev; b.Kenton, Dev; a boarder with 3 drapers apprentices 16-19 4 drapers ass 21-24; 8 grocers Ass 16-28, 3 dom serv & housekeeper 48
: 1885 Thomas A immigrated to US; byThomas A
: 1890 a Joseph, of The Cottage, Kenton 1890 : attended funeral 1891
: '91cen Joseph 71 retired farmer at 19 Exeter Rd, Kenton; b.Exminster; Ann 69 b.Kenton; Emma 37unm help at home both b.Kenton scan
: 1894 Emma (c1853-1894) d.3 Mar 1894, age 41 at Kenton; dau of Joseph; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 10 Mar, from newspapers.bl.uk; [d.Jan>Mar St Thomas reg dist, (Exmouth)]
: '01cen Joseph 81 retired farmer, at Kenton Hill, Kenton; b.Exminster; Ann 79 b.Kenton; & dom house keeper, Annie Addems 35unm b.Christow, Dev scan
: 1903 Ann Soper (c1821-1903) d.Oct>Dec, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev, age 82
: 1904 Joseph Soper d.7 Jul 1904 of Kenton, Dev; probate Exeter 27 Jul 1904 to Henry Soper, farmer, accountant, Thomas Pits*, accountant; estate £1,897 9s 4d from Probate Calender, scan : [Joseph (c1820-1904) d.Jul>Sep, St Thomas, [Exmouth], age 84] : [*a Thomas Pitts an executor for a Joseph (c1799-1879) : a Sarah Jane Soper m.Thomas Pitts Jan>Mar 1872, St Thomas, Exeter; possibly the Sarah Ann 25 lace maker at Farm House, Woodbury with father Richard 70 labourer]
: 1904 ?a T A Soper (c1859-?) 45 & wife 36 english sailed 2nd class from US to UK, 1904

John Soper occupied Coombe Holridge, Ideford; to be let by tender 4 Nov 1852, from ladyday 1853; Estate consists of farmhouse, 2 labourers cottages, engien & cider press, threashing machine, outbuildings; 221 acres meadow, orchard, pasture & arable; only 3m from S,Dev RW & Newton Abbot, 3½m? from Chudleigh & 4m from Teignmouth; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 21 Oct, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

William Soper m.Elizabeth Liverton, St Thomas, Exeter Dev Oct>Dec 1852
: [William James Soper b.c1829-31 b.Woodbury/Wednesbury, Dev m.Elizabeth (b.c1830-32 Withycombe/Exmouth, Dev - assume mother Mary) & had dau Blanche Henrietta Soper b.Jan>Mar 1857 St Thomas & became a PC in Kent by
'61cen (biog)]
: [?a William m.22 Jul 1826, St Thomas, Exeter & a William b.19 Jan 1830, Woodbury, Dev]
: [ connection made as a son E W Liverton Soper b.Kent 1868]

Charles Soper in Devon Court, 7 Sep 1852; sentence Imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

Susan Soper d.23 Aug at Ashburton, age 58, relict of John Soper esq surgeon, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 26 Aug 1852, from newspapers.bl.uk : [Susanna d.Jul>Sep 1852 Newton Abbott bmd dist] : [John Soper (c1797-1849) MD & surgeon of Ashburton]

Joseph Soper esq d.18 Nov 1852 in Jubilee St, Plymouth, at an advanced age after a lingering illness, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 2 Dec, from newspapers.bl.uk

Jane Soper of Dittisham, Dev : 1852: Estate Duty Office Will: Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1088 : www.a2a

Samuel G Soper of Exe Lane was a witness against Richard Reece who tried to pass a counterfeit shilling at an Exe Lane shop, 1852 Reece discharged : www.a2a : [a Soper of Ex Ln saved boys life from river 1844]

Samuel (1827-1906) m.Grace Hemmant/Hammett* (1829-1905) Oct>Dec 1852 Oakhampton bmd* dist; Photo & tree from bellsite.id.au [great looking couple]
: Samuel bpt.13 Aug 1826 Hatherleigh, Dev
- Hannah Soper b.1852 Meeth, Dev; d.1907 Hatherleigh age 55
- Anne Soper b.1853 Meeth
- Mary M Soper b.1855 Meeth
- John Soper (c1857-1944) Meeth; to Oz 1880*; m.Margaret Porter (1870-1953) 1886 Queensland, Aust; John d.16 Feb QLD age 87, wife age 83 Ayre, QLD
- Elizabeth Soper b.Oct>Dec 1857 Meeth
- Grace Soper b.Jan>Mar 1860 Meeth (Oakhampton bmd dist) (11m '61cen); m.George Hocking Jul>Sep 1885, Okehampton
- Samuel Soper b.Jan>Mar 1862 Meeth; to Oz 1880*; m.Margaret Ann Gunn 1884 Queensland, Aust; d.1926 QLD, age 64; ?am engine fitter?
- William Soper b.Oct>Dec 1865 Meeth; m.Bessie Greenslade 1894, Okehampton, Dev
- Henry Soper b.Apr>Jun 1867 Meeth; d.Jul>Sep 1885, age 18, Okehampton
- George Soper b.Apr>Jun 1870 Meeth m.Helena Lugg 1896, Torrington
: '61cen Samuel Soper 30 ag lab at Wooladon, Meeth; b.Hatherleigh, Dev; Grace 32 b.Merton, Dev; 5 children Ann 8; Mary M 6; John 4; Elizabeth 3; Grace 11m all b.Meeth
: '71cen Samuel Sooper 42 ag lab at Meeth, Hatherleigh; Grace 42 b.Merton; Elizabeth 13; Grace 11; Samuel 9; William 6 Meeth; Henry 5; & George 1 all b.Meeth
: 1871 connection? a Samuel Soper witness at Hatherleigh Court. 9 milk cows in Iddesleigh pound after straying from Mr Kink's of Stockey Barton, Meeth who refused to pay £20 poundage. Soper said all they ate was a little trefolium & water & were not milked, 1 cow died; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 5 Jul 1871, from news.bl.uk; scan
: 1878 Soper Alfred, farmer of Inwardleigh, Exbourne; in Whites 1878/9 Devon Directory
source
: 1880 John 23 migrated with brother Samuel 18 on "Carnatic" Plymouth to Townsville, Aust; arrive 28 Sep 1880
: '81cen Samuel Soper 54 ag lab at Church Style Cottage, Meeth; Grace 63 b.Merton; George 11 scholar b.Meeth; & grandson Thomas Cockwill 7 b.Petrockstowe, Dev
: '91cen Samuel 64 ag lab at Church Style Cottage, Meeth; Grace 63 & William 25 ag lab
: '91cen George masons labourer 21unm at 5 Bathwell Rd (Holy Trinity), Bedminster '91cen; b.Meeth, Dev; lodging with George Hocking 30 masons Lbr b.Torrington, Dev & wife Grace 31 b.Meeth; scan : [Marian m.Robert Cockwill Oct>Dec 1874, Okehampton]
: '01cen Samuel 74 ag lab in 2 rooms at Bue Cottage, Meeth; Grace 71 ; scan : [son George 31 clayminer & family also in a Meeth cotteage]
: Grace d.Jul>Sep 1905 age 75 & Samuel d.Apr>Jun 1906 age 80; bur Burdekin cemetry : [*William, grgrson of John researching genesreunited]
: [connection? a Samuel (c1875-?) Pvt, Devonshire Reg born Hatherleigh, Exeter, Devon & residing there, labourer to J Coleman at Cullumpton, Dev, 18y 1m; attested 1893 army record]

Elanixi Soper had a garden that was to the south of a plot being conveyanced: 1852 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office - ref. 862/105 www.a2a [connection to Elianai Soper 1854?]

John Soper m.Mary Grace Reap Oct>Dec 1852, Totnes, Dev : John b.1822 Diptford, Dev; Mary G Soper b.1832 Diptford
- William Soper (1859-?) m.Ellen Shaw
1884, Middlesborough, Yorks, N.Riding
- Fred Soper (1860-1941) b.4 Dec m.Bessie Shute 11 Apr 1891 Ugborough; d.18 Oct 1941, 60 Babbacombe Rd Torquay
- Margaret Jane Soper b.Jan>Mar 1857, Totnes, Dev; '11cen 54unm
- ?a William Henry Soper b.Jul>Sep 1859, Totnes
- ?a Frederick Soper b.Apr>Jun 1861, Totnes
: '61cen family not vis
: '71cen John thatcher 49, at Village, Diptford, Dev; Mary Grace 39; John 18 serving his time in hm navy; Margaret 14; William 12 scholar; Fred 10 scholar all b.Diptford scan
: '81cen John 58 thatcher & basket maker; Mary G 49; William 22unm T & BM; Fred 20unm shoemaker, all b.Diptford
: '81cen Margaret Jane 24unm housemaid at The Vicarage Locking, S.set; b.Diptford, Dev; 1 of 3 female servants with William Clifton Mogg 33 vicar b.Hurworth, Durham, wife & son. Also school mistress Caroline Knibbs 40
: Mary Grace Soper (c1831-1885) d.Jul>Sep 1885, Totnes, Dev, age 54; Mary Grace died at The School House, Diptford 1885. Was a census specific enough to record that address as I have not seen it. from Bob Dean. source : Sopers were in Diptford from 1777, including generations of thatchers, all named John
: '91cen John 68 widowed thatcher (em'ee) in 2 rooms at Blasford Cottage, Diptford, Dev; b.Diptford; Margaret 32unm housekeeper (em'ee) b.Diptford; Hodge family also at cottage a labourer, wife & 4 kids; scan
: '01cen John 77 widowed thatcher at Brushford, Diptford, Dev & Margaret 43unm house keeper both b.Diptford, Dev; scan
: '11cen John 88 widowed retired farm labourer {5 children, all alive} in 3 rooms at Sampford Spring, Bedford Rd, Horrabridge, Tavistock; b.Dev; & dau Margaret Jane 54unm; both b.Dipford, Dev & boarder John Head 54 widower boot maker b.Sampford Spring scan
: John Soper (c1823-1913) d.Apr>Jun 1913, age 90, Tavistock
: ??a Margaret J Soper (c1859-1931) d.Jan>Mar 1931, age 72, Tavistock

Winifred Soper Williams b.Jul>Sep 1853 Totnes (bmd)

John Soper of Kingsteignton, employed William Gibson who won £2 for best ploughman at Newton Abbot plough match; in 'Leeds Mercury' 21 Aug 1852; from newspapers.bl.uk [a John of Kingsteignton took apprentices 1810 & 1854 & tailor 1824, overseer 1831 & 4, assaulted 1834]; [John m.Mary Jane Hellier 1861 Newton Abbott]

Henry Soper m.Eliza Maddick/Muddick Jul>Sep 1852, Totnes, Devon (bmd); assume family below
- William Soper b.Jan>Mar 1854, Totnes; deaf & dumb from birth/child; '11cen 58unm shoemaker
- Henry Soper b.Oct>Dec 1855, Totnes; m.Mary Freeman
1891, Totnes
- Sarah Ann Soper b.Oct>Dec 1857, Totnes
- Lucy Soper b.Oct>Dec 1859, Totnes
- Mary Soper b.Jul>Sep 1862, Totnes
- John Soper b.Jan>Mar 1867, Totnes
: '61cen Henry 39 ag lab at Brent Town, S.Brent; Eliza 33; William 7; Henry 5; Sarah 3; Lucy 1 all b.S.Brent
: '71cen Henry 42 porter on railway at 33 Anchor Inn, SB; Eliza 44; Henry 15 a ag lab, farm labourer; Sarah 13; Lucy 11; Mary 9 all scholars, all b.Brent, Dev scan
: '71cen William 16 boot maker apprentice (deaf & dumb) at Post Office, South Brent; in household of Henry Veale 53 boot & shoe master, wife Honor 55 & dau Sarah 17 all b.Brent scan
: ?a Henry Soper (c1826-1876) d.Oct>Dec 1876, age 50, Totnes [but too old?]
: '81cen Eliza 53 widow, rag porter (flaek factory) at South Brent, sons William 27unm shoe maker; Henry 25u labr, leather mill; John 14 all b.S.Brent
: '81cen Mary 18unm gen serv at Soutrh Brent, b.SB 1 of 3 gen/farm servants to William Ford 66 b.N.Huish farmer, 140 acres, 3 labr & 3 boys : wife, sister in law & grandson
: '91cen William 37unm shoemaker (em'ee) {deaf & dumb from childhood} at Cottage, Church St, S.Brent; b.S.Brent; with Richard Andrews 38, Mary A 39, 4 children 14-4m scan : [mother Eliza not vis]
: '01cen William 48unm shoe maker deaf & dumb at 4 Church St, South Brent, Dev, b.S.Brent; with George Andrews 51 journeyman mason b.SB, wife 49, sons 21, 23 & 29 & lodger Robert Bevens 22unm groom b.Totnes, Dev scan
: '11cen William 58unm shoemaker (deaf & dumb from birth) in 5 rooms at Plymouth Rd, S.Brent, b.S.Brent; (mistranscribed Saper) boarding with John Gill 45 farm labourer b.S.Brent, wife Bessie 43 {m.13y, 1 birth} b.Truro, Con & dau Daisy 11 b.SB, unm boarders Dennis Harvey 46 farm lbr & Henry Rice 21 carter scan

Richard Soper, The Worshipful Mayor, appointed Mr Bentall as auditor at Totnes Guildhall; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 4 Mar 1852; scan
: 1789 Richard b.c1789 & d.1863 age abt 75, unm, parents Richard Soper & Hannah Soper of Totnes
: 1817 Richard gent of Dartington bought Game Cert
1817
1830 [assume parents] : Richard Soper & Hannah Soper of Totnes. Their dau Frances Soper m.Richard Plumer of London. Their only son John Bagwell Plumer, gent of Allerton, Totnes, b.7 March 1830. Plumer had a coat of arms listed in 'Armorial Families' ancestry.com : [Richard d.1863; John Bagwill Plumber his executor]
: 1831 Richard Soper & William Soper gents, mentioned with others as trustees in a property transaction, of the Old & New Church House of Dartington 1831 : The Sopers in similar transaction 13 Apr 1857 : Dartington Parish www.a2a
: 1835 assume Richard Soper mayor 1835 & magistrate 1840 of Totnes (though his father also Richard... assumed the Totnes maltser & spirit merchant above
: 1835 Richard Soper mayor, Sir George Adams, (the recorder) & John Toms, esq, JP for Totnes, charged R Jeffery with stealing large quantity of tops or combed wool, at Totnes 15 Aug 1835; Still on Totnes bench Oct 1835
: 1836 Richard Soper mayor, [& the 2 others above] 20 Feb 1836 magistrates for Totnes source
: 1841 census, not obvious
: 1845 William Soper of Allerton House, Dartington nr.Totnes & Richard Soper JP of Totnes on 30 man committee for Totnes, Buckfastleigh & Ashburton Railway, Capital £100,000 for new 7m line to join wool mfr towns & slate & ore mine to port of Dartmouth; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 2 Oct 1845, from newspapers.bl.uk: scan (& London Guardian 15 Oct)
: 1850 a Richard Soper 1 of 7 magistrates for Totnes :
1850 directory
: 1850 Richard & William Soper, farmers, Higher Allerton, Dartington : 1850 directory
: 1850 Richard & William Soper had a freehold estate at Higher Allerton [2m NE Totnes] 1850 www.phc.igs.net
: 1851 Richard 63unm magistrate & alderman of Borough at Fore St, Totnes, Dev '51cen, b.Totnes; Mary Ann 58unm b.Totnes scan
: 1851 connection? Mary Soper of Dartmouth & Richard Farr Burrogh, surgeon & Mary his wife also Richard Browne [as below] from Great Englebourne, Harberton; indenture 20 Sep 1851 for 1/3rd Brownes home & 6a land & orchards in Harberton ]; (ebay'd 2013) source
: 1852 R Soper, Mayor of Totness severely reprimanded & discharged 2 boys for thowing stone & calling nicknames at Mr Brown, shoemaker; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 12 Feb 1852, from news.bl.uk : scan : [Elected Nov 1851; '61cen Richard 72 unm alderman, landed proprietor, Totnes : d.29 Nov 1863 Totnes, age 73]
: 1852 Richard Soper, The Worshipful Mayor, appointed Mr Bentall as auditor at Totnes Guildhall; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 4 Mar 1852; scan
: 1852 Richard Soper mayor chaired Totnes's nomination of 3 candidates for MP; in 'Morning Chronicle' 8 Jul 1852;
scan
: Richard Soper mayor held court to revise borough's burgess list, ther were no cases of any interest; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 21 Oct 1852;
scan
: 1852 Richard Soper mayor assaulted by Joel Osborne, a blacksmith of Kea (5m from Truro), Soper returned home 6pm Sat & his servant told him Osborne had called for the 3rd time, Soper told him to call again when sober. He grabbed Soper by the coat, Dr Hains who was passing struck Osborne's hands wiith his cane, but he'd not let go. Fines 10s +expences. A tin miner trying to get summons from mayor against employer for wages owed [same day, the major requested Totness shops to shut Thursday for Duke of Wellington's funeral] ; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 18 Nov 1852;
scan
: 1852 Richard Soper esq, & Mr William Soper of Fore St, Totnes in ‘Nobility & Gentry’ section 1852 directory
: 1852 Richard Soper appointed major of Totnes; in 'Royal Cornwall Gazette' 19 Nov 1852;
scan
: 1853 Richard Soper of Totnes, Charles George Mason of Harbeton & George Presswell of Tones paid £1,000 to Devon & Exeter Hospital, being the charity of Richard Browne late of Great Englebourne, Harbeton, Dev [if so, why mention Soper?]; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 28 Apr 1853; :
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: 1853 Richard Soper unanimously chosen 9 Nov 1853 by Totnes Council to be mayor of Totnes (for the 3rd year); in 'Standard' 11 Nov 1853 :
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: 1852 Richard Soper, Mayor of Totnes & many others, signed petition for a meeting at Royal Subscription Rooms, Exeter to adopt address to the Queen requesting Royal Commission to inquire into irregular paractice of aricular confessions & imposition of penance by some clergy, contrary to doctrines of the C of E [Anglican vicars with catholic sypathies took confessions & issued absolution] in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 30 Dec 1852, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: 1856 Totnes magistrate
1856; scan
: 1861 Richard 72 unm alderman, landed proprietor, Totnes
'61cen
: 1863 d.29 Nov 1863 Totnes, age 73 scan; leaving vacancy as magistrate scan
: 1863 Richard d.29 Nov 1863, of Totnes; probate Exeter 23 Dec 1863 to John Bagwill Plumber of 11 Harleyford Place, Kennington, Sy; gent, nephew*, sole executor; estate under £6000; from Probate Calender,
scan [*son of Richard's sister Frances & John Bagwell Plumer b.1830]

John Soper m.Emma Cole Apr>Jun 1853, Plymouth (bmd)
- Elizabeth Selina Soper b.Apr>Jun 1856, Plymouth m.(William Henry Rendle or William Tweddle) Oct>Dec 1878, Plymouth
- Fanny Rosina Soper b.Oct>Dec 1858; m.Thomas James Penny Jul>Sep 1882 both Plymouth; mother's executor 1907
- Emma Cole Soper b.Oct>Dec 1860, Plymouth; m.Samuel Taylor Jul>Sep 1881 Plymouth
- Laura Soper b.Oct>Dec 1862, Plymouth : a Laura d.Jan>Mar 1874, Plymouth, age 10
- Frederick Soper b.Apr>Jun 1864, Plymouth; '81cen carman 17; '91cen labr 27; m.Mary Ellen Bartlett Apr>Jun 1899, Plymouth; who d.1899, age 28; '01cen gen lab 39 widow Plymouth; not vis '11cen
? - Charles Soper b.Apr>Jun 1867, Plymouth : [*if 13 not 3 in '81cen & perhaps m.Jessie Wright
1887] (or? a Charles Fernley Soper b.Jan>Mar 1879, Plymouth)
: '61cen John 36 brewers labr at Belugon?, Plymouth St Andrew; Emma 27; Elizabeth S 5 scholar b.S.Brent; Fanny R 2; Emma C 12m both b.St Andrew
: '71cen John 43 brewers labr at 4 Octagon, Plymouth, St Andrew; Emma 37; Bessie 14; Fany 12; Emma 10; Laura 7 ; Fredrick 6 all scholars; Charles 3 all b.Dev scan
: '81cen John 54 brewers labr at 6 Flora Cottages, Plymouth St Andrew; Emma 47 both b.Brent, Dev; Fanny 22; Emma 20; Frederick 17 carman; Charles 3* scholar, all b.Plymouth
: '91cen John 62 brewer (em'ee) at 6 Flora Cottages, St Andrew, Dev; Emma 57 both b.Brent, Dev; Frederick 27 labr b.Plymouth
: '91cen ?*Charles 24 carpenter (em'ee) in 1 room at 11 Camden St, Plymouth Charles; Jessie 25 both b.Plymouth scan : [Charles m.Jessie Wright Oct>Dec 1887, Plymouth]
: 1897 John d.7 Feb 1897, gentleman of 6 Flora Cottages, Plymouth, Dev; probate Exeter 22 Apr to Emma Soper, [his] widow; estate £260 6s; from Probate Calender, scan : [John (c1828-1897) d.Jan>Mar, Plymouth, Dev, age 69] : [labourer>gent aquired property?]
: 1899 dau-in-l Mary Ellen (c1871-1899) d.Apr>Jun 1899, age 28, Plymouth, Devon
: '01cen Emma 66 widow at 6 Flora Cottages, Plymouth; b.Brent, Dev; with grandson Samuel Taylor 19unm gen labour b.Plymouth; scan
: '01cen Frederick 39 widowed general labourer in 1 rooms [alone] at 23 Rendle St, Plymouth, Dev, b.Plymouth scan
: 1907 Emma d.17 Feb 1907, widow of 6 Flora Cottages, Plymouth, Dev; probate London 6 Mar 1907 to Fanny Rosina Penny (wife of Thomas James Penny); estate £662 8s; from Probate Calender, scan : [Emma Soper (c1835-1907) d.Jan>Mar, Plymouth, Dev, age 72]

Anna Soper summoned at Torquay for assaulting Lucy Shillibeer 5 Sept 1853. Both live in Madrepore Row [now a Madrepore Rd in Torquay] & led a cat & dog life. Lucy returned upstairs after talking to a friend & Anna struck her with a stick, she tried to get the stick & was struck a 2nd time; Fine 1s & 5s costs; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 15 Sep; scan

Charlotte Soper, charged James Bright for assault. He was turned out of her father's house & she took him in, but after 6m he started rowing & she also turned him out. He assaulted her when she went to his mother's house with blankets for cleaning. Fined 20s & expences ot 1m prison. PC went to Stuckes's coffee-house to arrest Bright. he hid under a table & then violetly resisted & also fined 20s or 14d prison. 2 others fined 40s for also fighting the PC; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 23 Jun 1853, from news.bl.uk : scan : [2 Charlotte's in Exeter 1st) age 53 at Preston St with Thomas 51 stonemason & 2 children 17-24 & 2nd) age 48 at Albert Pl with John 60 plasterer & 4 children 12-3]

Thomas Soper (c1787-1853), Sacred to the memory of Thomas Soper, who departed this life, 24? May 1853 : Aged 66 Years : Also to the memory of Mary Soper (c1786-1853) : Wife of the above : Who departed this life, on 14 Sep 1853, aged 67 Years : (Saying Covered) : Location: St Edward’s Church, Eggbuckland, Plymouth, Dev. On Top Level in the frontal area : source [see 1833 for another Thomas Soper in graveyard]

Henry Soper took 63 hogsheads of lime from Mr Thomas Little of Wixenford. Reciept & invitation to dine at his house : 2 Feb 1853 : Plymouth & Dartmoor Railway, ref 289/86 www.a2a

Samuel Soper, a boy of about 9, placing stones on the South Devon Railway; 1 of 37 prisoners on trail at Devon Lent Assizes, Exeter [a prisoner?] : Pleaded guilty of placing several stones on rail at West Teignmouth [on coast 10m SW Exeter 30m NE Kingsbridge], Railway representative was not desirous of any severe punishment, merely to show they must be proected; judge sentanced 3m hard labour; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 10 Mar 1853, from news.bl.uk : scan : [2 Samuels b.Jan>Mar 1843 Exeter (route of railway) & b.Jan>Mar 1845 Kingsbridge nr railway's terminal Plymouth] : [3 families at W.Teignmouth '61cen no Samuel; Samuel 16 with family at Kellerton, b.? : & Samuel 19 carpenter apprentice at & b.Harberton (ie Kingsbridge)]

Charles Soper gave a dog to him, claimed Ric.Smith of Kenn who accused John Holborn 14 of stealing it, Defence that Soper gave it to Wm Hutchings who gave it to his father. Bench said they'd no jurisdiction; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 14 Apr 1853, from news.bl.uk : scan : ['61cen only Devon Charles, a thatcher 19 at & b.Diptford - not near Kenn]

John Soper, vetinary surgeon of Dartmouth recieved £35 for black mare worth abt £8 (Soper asked for £50) by Col Woolridge a canvaser for Sir T Herbert; Horse, 12-20y old with 2 broken knees & a mouth not full, not collected & Soper still uses it to hack. Voting mentioned at the transaction the Col said he could vote how he wished & Soper at election court swore he voted for Herbert but Stranger previous vote, but it had no infuence; he 'generally voted for his best employer' [implied Soper's transaction also bought his friend farmer Stranger's vote]. He bought the mare for £3 & some hay 2y earlier. He had several horses & paid compound ½ year horse taxes. Herbert a new MP had few contacts with Dartmouth, a friend suggested it to get into Parliament & he paid £500 to his agents; in 'Morning Post' 12 Apr 1853, from news.bl.uk : scan : [vet of Crowder’s Hill, Dartmouth 1852]

Samuel Soper in Devon Court, 12 Mar 1853; sentence imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

Samuel Edwards Soper m.Eliza Mary Barber Apr>Jun 1853, Newton Abbott, Dev (bmd) & re.m.Louisa Easterbrook 1876 : Samuel b.1825 to William & Mary who m.1795
- Sarah Jane Barber Soper 'Jane', b.Oct>Dec 1853, Newton Abbott; [&?? a Sarah Jane Soper b.Oct>Dec 1852, NA] ; m.William Easterbrook Jul>Sep 1876, NA [4 children 1877-81*]
- Mary Soper b.Oct>Dec 1858, Newton Abbott
- William John Soper b.Oct>Dec 1859, Newton Abbott; m.Lucy Georgina Morris Oct>Dec 1889
- Jessie Lavinia Soper b.Jan>Mar 1865, Newton Abbott; Jessie m.Frederick George Miller Apr>Jun 1888, NA, Dev; [3 children 1888-91*] [&/or? a Jessie b.Oct>Dec 1864, NA]
: '61cen Samuel 39 at St Mary, farming 72a empl 3; Eliza 36; Jane 7 all b.Hennock; Mary 2; William 1 abt 1860 both b.St Mary Church; also servants Jane Davey 19, a house servant b.Ashton, & William Gilding 13, a carter b.St Mary Church
: 1870 Eliza Mary Soper (c1825-1870) d.Oct>Dec 1870, age 45, Newton Abbott, Dev
: '71cen Samuel E 49 widow, farmer of 92a emp 2 men, 1 boy, at Edginswell, Exeter, St Mary Church; Sarah J B 17 both b.Hennock; Mary 12; William J 11; Jessie 6 both scholar all b.St Mary Church scan
: 1876 Samuel Edwards Soper m.Louisa Easterbrook Oct>Dec 1876, Newton Abbott : [Samuel Edward (c1825-) m.Louisa (c1846-) dau of John & Harriet ne Avery easterbrook.org.uk]
: '81cen Samuel 55 farmer at Edginswell, Newton Abbot St Mary Church; b.Hennock, Dev; wife Louisa 40 Kingskerswell, Dev; William 20unm; Jessie 16unm both b.St Mary Church, Dev & indoor farm serv Arthur Elliot 17 b.Lodiswell, Dev : [no Mary 22 vis '81cen; ?a Mary m.1880 NA bmd]
: '91cen Samuel E 68 retired farmer in 3 rooms at 2 Upton Rd, Park Villa, Tormoham, Torquay, Dev; b.Ipplepen, Dev; Louise 48 b.Ipplepen, Dev [another family of 3 in other 2 rooms] scan : [ dau Louise not vis '01cen & no m or d vis bmd]
: '01cen Samuel E 78 retired farmer at 5 Church St, Tormoham, Torquay, Dev; b.Hennock, Dev; Louisa 56 b.Kingkerswell, Dev scan
: 1905 Samuel Edwards Soper d.25 Jan 1905, retired farmer of 11 Moreland Terrace, Upton, Torquay, Dev; probate Exeter 12 May 1905 to John Easterbrook, commercial traveller; estate £953 12s 6d; from Probate Calender : [?father-in-l John Easterbrook] scan : [Samuel Edwards (c1820-1905) d.Jan>Mar, Newton Abbot, age 85]
: 1911 ??a Louisa Soper (c1840-1911) d.Apr>Jun 1911, age 71, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev : [but not vis '11cen] : ??or a Louisa d.Jan>Mar 1918, age 77, St Thomas
: *from An Easterbrook Line

Joseph Soper, at Plymouth, at an advanced age, an extensive merchant & shipowner [Obituary, Jan] from The Gentleman's magazine Jan-Jun 1853 : Google Books snippet : [d.Oct>Dec Plymouth bmd]
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Joseph Soper, Merchant of Plymouth. Will, 25 Feb 1853, scan available online from www.nationalarchives ref; prob11/2167 [see court case 1818]

Mr Soper had stables [in Torquay?] & John Bolt 30 deposited 2 bundles of straw & 2 of hay there, He stole them from 26 bundles his master, Wm.Elliott, hadm him deliver to Mr Erle of Torquay. He unloaded drunk & a PC saw him take bundles left under a hedge & deposit them at Sopers. Sentence 6w hard labour; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 28 Jul 1853, from news.bl.uk : scan : [?'61cen has 5 families of cab proprietors, makers & drivers at Tormoham, Dev with Torquay births]

John Soper m.Sarah Jane Hutchings Jan>Mar 1853, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev (bmd)
- Lucy Jane Soper b.Oct>Dec 1856, St Thomas
: ['61cen John 44 a farmer of 62a; Sarah Jane 36; Jane 4 all b.Exminster, also 2 servants Samuel Hunt 19, a carter & Mary Chaffe 12 b.Buckfastleigh]
: ['71cen John 54 poulterer & greengrocer at Brunswick Place, Dawlish, Dev; Sarah J 46; Lucy J 14, all b.Exminster:
scan]
: [Mrs Soper poulterer of Dawlish, had lodger Mrs Eliza Bigg, for some time, v.eccentric with v.violent temper, chronic consumption & almost destitute, found dead in bed. Deceased wouldn't allow Mrs Soper to attend her. There was a fireplace but no fire; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 17 Jan 1872; scan]
: John d.12 Dec 1871 Dawlish, eating house keeper & poulterer of Dawlish; Administration (with the will) Exeter 29 Dec 1871 to Sarah Jane Soper of Dawlish, widowed wife, the universal legatee; estate under £200; from Probate Calender,
scan : [d.Oct>Dec 1871, Newton Abbott, age 55]
: ['81cen Sarah T 54 widow, toy & fancy dealer at 20 Brunswich Place, Dawlish; Lucy T 24 unm schoolmistress; both b.Exminster, Dev]
: Lucy Jane, Miss Soper, Day School & Lodgings, 8 Queen St, Dawlish: White's 1890 Directory
: ['91cen Sarah J 66 widow living on own means at 98 Mostyn St, Llandudno, Wales, Caernarvonshire '91cen; b.Exminster, Devon sister-in-law with Joseph Burton 55 chemist b.Radford, Notts, Eliria Burton 54 b.Exminster, Dev, son Alfred H Burton 20unm chemist ass b.Llandudno & ass John Hodgson 25unm b.Torks; housemaid Gaynor Roberts 24unm; Gen dom Grace Roberts 22unm & dom waitress Mary E Roberts 17 both b.Conway; scan]
: Lucy Jane Soper (c1857-1890) d.Apr>Jun 1890, Newton Abbott, Dev, age 33
: ['01cen Sarah housekeeper 77 b.Exminster, Dev {if so who was Henry?}]
: Sarah Jane Soper (c1825-1904) d.Apr>Jun 1904, Conway, Caernarvon, age 79
: Sarah Jane Soper d.4 May 1904, widow of 98 Mostyn St, Llandudno, Carnarvonshire, Wales; probate Bangor 19 Sep 1904 to Joseph Buryon, chemist; [bro-in-law above?] estate £70 18s 3d; from Probate Calender scan : [Sarah Jane (c1825-1904) d.Apr>Jun, Conway, age 79]
: Henry Soper d.6 May 1918, retired bank manager of 4 Goring Place, Llanelly, Carnarvonshire, Wales; probate Carnarvonshire 1 Jun 1918 to Alfred Mawddawy Jones, bank manager, David James Williams, surgeon; estate £4,568 1s 10d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Henry (c1859-1918) d.Apr>Jun, Carmarthen, age 59]

John Soper, greengrocer, 30 Bilbury St, Plymouth occupied a dwelling house & shop, with large cellar at back of 30a occupied by Edward Basch, silversmith; 2 of 20 lots who's freehold auctioned 3 Nov at Royal Hotel; in 'Bristol Mercury' 22 Oct 1853, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [in 1850 fruit & grocer (same address) & 1852 directorys above; not obvious '41cen] : [John (b.c1801 Ermington) m.Sarah bef.1836]

Henry Soper, receipts : A butcher's bill : 8 Apr 1853 : From Millbay Phoenix Foundry Stonehouse, Plymouth, for a stove : Receipt from Thomas Toms, plumber brazier & tin plate worker for £4.19s : 19 May 1854 : From the Millbay Phoenix Foundry Stonehouse, Plymouth, for a stove £2.5s, 8 Apr 1856 : & For £2, 6 Feb 1855 : Plymouth & Dartmoor Railway, ref 289/87, 88, 90 & 91 www.a2a

Jane Soper, page 144 Index to Exeter Police Charge Book 18 Apr 1853 - 11 Mar 1856 : Genuki : [arrested 1858, prison 1859]

William Henry Soper (1853-?), b.Devonport, 1 Sep 1853, nr91307, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/98

Mr Soper allowed 3 birds in annual pigeon matches at Totnes, in fine weather, others matches allowed 5 birds (1st prize a shot gun, so seems they were shooting the pigeons!), followed by dinner at Plymouth Inn, Totnes; The Era (pub.Lon) 16 Oct 1853; from newspapers.bl.uk

Elizabeth Soper White b.Jul>Sep 1853, Totnes, Dev & m.William White Jul>Sep 1885, Tavistock, Dev (bmd)
: ?connection Margaret Soper White m.Jul>Sep 1854, Stoke Damerel, Dev (to either Thomas Stephens or Amos Yarwood)
: '11cen Elizabeth Soper White 57 {m.25y, no births} b.Harbertonford; in 7 rooms at The Cottages, Harberton, Dev; with husband William White 68 retired prison warden, b,Holme, Dev scan : [no Soper/White m.vis bmd]

W M Soper, quitting the Hennock Estate, Devon & actioning 9 Aug, the cereal in the ground to corn speculators, abt 57 acres of wheat, with a some barley & oats 14 fields in Leigh & Knowle Farms & part of Town Farm. The grass on the estate with farm stock & implements will be auctioned at a future date; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 4 Aug 1853, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : ['41cen William 45-9 farmer at Leigh, Hennock; Mary 40-5; Samuel 15-9; William 9; Mary 4 see]

- William Soper Cuming b.Oct>Dec 1853, Kingsbridge, Dev & d.Jul>Sep 1865, Kingsbridge
- Albert Soper Cuming b.Jul>Sep 1859, Kingsbridge

Charlotte Soper was assaulted : 19 Jun 1853, James Bright, a labourer of Exeter was fined 30 shillings + costs or 14 days hard labourer, Exeter Police Charge Book (Bright resisted so additional 20s or 14d) source : [?a Charlotte m.1854 below]
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: Charlotte Soper, charged James Bright for assault. He was turned out of her father's house & she took him in, but after 6m he started rowing & she also turned him out. He assaulted her when she went to his mother's house with blankets for cleaning. Fined 20s & expences or 1m prison. PC went to Stuckes's coffee-house to arrest Bright. he hid under a table & then violently resisted & also fined 20s or 14d prison. 2 others fined 40s for also fighting the PC; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 23 Jun 1853, from news.bl.uk : scan : ['61cen 2 Charlotte's in Exeter 1st) age 53 at Preston St with Thomas 51 & 2 children 17-24 & 2nd) age 48 at Albert Pl with John 60 & 4 children 12-3] : [a Charlotte charged Mr & Mrs Harding for using abusive language towards her 1865]

Charlotte Soper m.26 Jan 1854 at Exminster to H Stevens of Honiton Inn, Paris St, Exeter; youngest dau of the late John Soper of Luccombe's Farm, Exeter, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 2 Feb from newspapers.bl.uk : [a Henry at Luccombes 1879 & 90 directories below] : [?a Charlotte assaulted 1853 above] : [41cen a Charlotte 12 with mother Jane, Exminster] : [John Soper renting Luccombes 1819]

George Soper m.Jane Horswill Apr>Jun 1854, Totnes, Dev
- Emma 1848 Diptford
- Ann 1852 Diptford; Annie m.Edward Titchener Oct>Dec 1878, Lambeth, Lon
- George Henry Soper b.9 Apr 1868 North Huish, Dev; [b.Apr>Jun] Totnes: George Henry m.Eliza Hann m.
1889, Almer, Dor
- - grandson Edwin Soper b.11 Mar 1877 North Huish [but not vis bmd]
: '61cen George 34 ag lab; Jane 28; Sarah Jane 6 all b.N.Huish; Emma 3 b.Diptford
: '71cen George (c1827-?) farm labourer 44, at Prade's Cottages, Hamlet of Lupridge, N.Huish; Jane 38; Emma 13 scholar all b.N.Huish; Ann 9 scholar; George 2 both b.Diptford, Dev
: 1875 George b.9 Apr 1868 admitted 10 Feb 1875 to Brownston School, Modbury from Lupbridge; father George of Lupbridge scan Edwin b.11 Mar 1877 admitted 11 Mar 1882 to Brownston School; father/guardian George of Comer Farm scan & readmitted 11 Mar 1888 scan
: '81cen George 55 general labourer & Jane 48 both b.NH, sister Annie Pickover (nee Soper) 20 b.Diptford [Annie m.Edward Titchener 1878, Lambeth] George Henry 12 at The Village, N.Huish, Dev grandson Edwin 4 & lodger Charles Horsewill 42 gen labourer both b.NH scan
: '91cen George 64 retired coachman domestic at Dry Mea Cottage, Lupridge, N.Huish; Janie 58  both b.N.Huish scan
: '91cen Edwin 14 errand boy at 101 Boyson Rd, (St Peter), Newington, Lon; b.-, Dev with aunt Eliza Crittell b.Dev, & visitors James 45 b.Kent & Amy Pelis 28 b.Lon; scan
: '01cen George 74 in 4 rooms at Dry Meas Cottage, N.Huish; Jane 68; Charles Horswill bro-in-law 63unm ord ag lab, all b.N.Huish scan

John Henry Soper (1854-?), b.Plymouth, Dev, 24 Jul 1854, nr57287, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/33

John Soper occupied an orchard behind the Post Office in Bovey Tracey Town, The reversionary interest (3rd life of an 83 year old) actioned at Dolphin Inn, Mon 6 Nov 2pm; in same lot house in Fore St occupied by Mrs Mayne (behind the PO) & house in Fore St occupied by Thomas Steer & William Sellick; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 2 Nov 1854, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

John Soper (1854-?), b.Devonport, Dev, 10 Sep 1854, nr60632, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/39

Sarah S Soper m.6 Jul 1854 at Ugborough [Dev], to J Sanders, son of J L Sanders 'esq' of Colleton's Bow dau of late 'Mr' George Wakeham Soper of Wood, Ugborough (by Rev May), 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' (pub 27 Jul), from newspapers.bl.uk
: connection? George Soper Wakeham b.Jan>Mar 1891 Kingsbridge, Dev
: connection? '11cen Maud Soper Wakeham 20unm gen dom serv b.Avington Gifford, Dev in 4 rooms at Duncombe House, Duncombe Street , Kingsbridge; servant to William Wood 52 caretaker school houses (labourer crossed out) b.Hope, Dev, Jane Edmonds Wood 48 {m.28y, no births?} b.Portlemouth, Dev scan

Mr Soper, receipt concerning a transfer of a mortgage from Mr Crossing to George Coaker for £7 7s 0d : 4 Apr 1854 : Plymouth & Dartmoor Railway, ref 289/89 www.a2a

Hannah Soper (c1854-?) eldest dau of Hannah (nee Callard) & John Soper. Born Devonshire. Moved to New Zealand & m.Alexander Thomson in 1886 : ancestry.com : source 2, gr grandson, Adrian Thomson, looking for info

Walter Soper Gervais, of Ashburton a junior student 1 of 3 in Pratice of Medicine class at Marischal College & University, Aberdeen; in 'Aberdeen Journal' 6 Apr 1853, from news.bl.uk : scan
: Walter Soper Jervis of Ashburton, Devon, passed exams to be admitted to the Royal College of Surgeons : from The Times 17 May 1854 109/746n recieved Apothecaries Hall certificate to practice medicine 14 June 110/746n : [see medical Sopers]

W Soper, appointed sawyer at Dock Yard, Devonport on £20; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 28 Oct 1854, from news.bl.uk; scan [??a William D Soper 43, ships carpenter in Jersey '81cen]

Sopers or Soper's slip [Raleigh St in 2006] mentioned in 1854 map of Dartmouth [presumably for launching boats?] dartmouth-history.org.uk

Eliana Soper amongst 12 miners & merchants of Plymouth, Devon, took to Cornwall's Stannary Court 6 Apr 1854, John Dale, miner & managing agent of Charlestown United Mines, St Austell, of St Stephens, Branwell : Cornwall Records Office
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Eliœnai Soper amongst 11 miners & merchants of Plymouth took to Cornwall's Stannary Court, 16 Sep 1854, Silas Hiscutt Liddell, miner & managing agent of Bodmin United Mines, Lanivet, [& apperenty won?] : Cornwall Records Office [Stannery court for tin mining nr Dartmoor wiki]
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Elianai Soper, of Plymouth, gent, with clerk Rev John Ball of Berks, 22 Dec 1854, conveyence of North Tregeare, Tresmeer, Cornwall for £815 (to?) Robert Hawker Ball of Plymouth, chemist, Richard DeChamp Ball of Heckfield, Hants, surgeon, Mary Glanville Hodson Ball of Plymouth, James & Samuel Ball of Plymouth, gents , spinster : Others mentioned John Nicholas Bennett of Plymouth, gent, Digory Chapman of Treneglos, yeoman, John Dingley of Launceston, gent : Cornwall Record Office, Cornwall Deeds :
www.a2a : ref X920/16 [connection to Elanixi Soper, Devon 1852?] : [a druggist 1841?] : [see Elioeoni Soper - medical Sopers]

William Tippett Soper m.Ann Maria Payne Jul>Sep 1854*, Totnes, Dev
: William Tippett Soper bpt.2 Sep 1832 to William & Eliza Tippett at St Andrews, Harberton; father a shoemaker of Harberton, Dev from
freegen (they m.1831)
- John Payne Soper b.Jan>Mar 1856, Totnes; market gardener; m.Plymouth 1879 '11cen river baliff 55
- Bessie Soper b.Jan>Mar 1861, Totnes; assume d.Jan>Mar 1872, Totnes, age 11
: '71cen William inn keeper 38, at Harbertonford (The New Inn), Harberton; Ann 39; John 16; Bessie 10 both scholar all b.Harberton, Dev
: '81cen William S 48 commercial traveller; 46 Tracy St, Plymouth St Andrew, Dev; Ann 48 both b.Harbertonford (Anthony & Elizabeth Sopers both 56 at 49 Tracy St)
: William Tippett Soper, a hay & corn dealer, 'New Inn', Harbertonford : source : [a commercial traveller in 1890]
: '91cen William T 57 beer agent (em'ee) at 18 Grenville Rd S, Plymouth Charles, Dev; Annie M Soper 57 both b.Harbertonford, Dev
: William Tippett Soper d.6 Jun 1895 of 18 Grenville Rd, Plymouth, Dev; probate London 5 Jul 1895 to [son] John Payne Soper market gardener; estate £172 13s; from Probate Calender scan : [*from line by Lee Stoneman in geni.com]
: William Tippet Soper (c1889-1895) d.Apr>Jun 1895, Plymouth, Devon, age 6 [??assume 63]

John Soper of Kingsteignton, employed John Gibson ploughman who won 1st prize, £2 for 'single ploughs who have previously won 1st prize': also 3rd & 10s for 'youths under 21 who lived longest with master' (for 7y, 2m); Newton Abbot Agricultural Ass; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 2 Nov 1854; from newspapers.bl.uk; [John m.Mary Jane Hellier 1861 Newton Abbott]

Jane Soper accused John Leaman of the theft of £2 sovereigns, 7 Nov 1854, dismissed, at magistrate's bench, for want of evidence : Exeter Police Records

Mr Soper a market gardener of Exmouth in Soper v.Sir G P Adams, Devon Easter sessions. Soper got 1m prison as a rougue & vagabond by magistrate Sir Adams, charged with being on premises of Rev P Boles, intent on felony. Boles had missed some petunias seedlings, a servant saw Soper leave the greenhouse with something wrapped in a handkerchief & searched Sopers house without success, Boles met Soper in street & said he'd take no proceedings if given them back but told he'd not got any. Mr Bole's gardener examined & said he'd given Soper some chibbalds, but court confirmed conviction [this webpage campaigns for our man's clear inocence] ; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 13 Apr 1854, from news.bl.uk : scan

James Soper of Stokeinteignhead frequently lost wheat; & accused Thomas Hutchings (on bail). 25 Feb 1854, he told his employee he was going away, but hid in the loft above his home, & saw Hutchings, while thrashing, put wheat in his pocket; 14d prison ; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 23 Mar, from news.bl.uk : scan : ['61cen James 46, farming 50a, empl4; b.Drewsteignton; Sarah 41; Mary 19; James 14; Edward 6 both scholars all b.Stokeinteignhead]

James Soper m.Mary Georgina Parnell Oct>Dec 1854, Newton Abbott, Dev (bmd); b.c1831 to John & Mary
- Mary Jane Parnell Soper b.Jul>Sep 1855, Newton Abbott m.John Sparke Hannaford, Apr>Jun 1885, at NA [John retired farmer, executor of aunt Catherine F 1933]
- John James Soper b.Oct>Dec 1857 & m.Charlotte Wotton Apr>Jun
1889, both Newton Abbott
- Frederick William Soper b.Oct>Dec 1859, Newton Abbott : m.Laura Anne Ayre 1890, S.Molton, Dev; died 1898
- Ellen Louisa Soper b.Oct>Dec 1860, Newton Abbott m.Oct>Dec 1883, at NA to (either George Lang Bond or Philemon Moxham Musselwhite)
- Elizabeth Soper b.Jul>Sep 1862, Newton Abbott
- Annie Soper b.Apr>Jun 1864, Newton Abbott
- James William P Soper b.Jan>Mar 1868, Newton Abbott [possibly also='Parnel'?] or ?a James b.Oct>Dec 1866, Newton Abbott; assume the '01cen James 34 farmer at Paulerspury, Northampton; m.Kathleen A Knighton 1916
: '51cen James 20 farmer's son with parents; John 49 farmer of 500 acres employing 5 labourers at Whiteway Barton, Newton Abbot; b.Hennock, Dev; Mary 49; James 20 farmer's son; Grace Ann 19 f's dau; Charles 17 f's son; Emma D 15 f's dau; John 12 f's son / scholar; Catharine T 10 scholar all b.Hennock; Ellen M 8 scholar; Anna S 6 scholar both b.Bickington, Dev; also Mary Hole 45 house serv; & unm farm servants Nile Taicker 29 b.N.Huish, John Hemlett 19 b.Ashton, John Gibson 15 both b.Kingsteignton & William Hemlett 13 b.Coffinswell; Peter Cox 14 b.Bickington & Alfred Bovey 12 b.Kingsteignton scan a & b
: '61cen not vis
: 1863 James Soper of Bishopsteignton, on committee at Newton Agricultural Society meeting plough match & joined 150 diners at Beazley's Globe Hotel; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 28 Oct 1863; scan
: 1870 ?a James on committee of the 1st Chudleigh Agricultural Show (inc parishes of Hennock, Trusham, Ashton & Christow); 30 Nov
1870; scan
: 1870 James farmer, Higher Radway, Bishops Teignton; Morris Commercial Directory & Gazetteer 1870 :
: '71cen James 40 farmer at Radaway Farm, Bishopsteignton. 206a, empl 8, b.Hennock; Mary 37; Mary J P 15; John 13; Frederick 11; Ellen 10; Elizabeth 8; Annie 6; James 4 all scholar, all b.Bishopsteignton;
scan
: 1871 ?Mr Soper of Bishopsteignton, his ploughman won 40s for 3rd in best ploughman, class 5 in Newton Abbot's 33rd Agricultural Show; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 1 Nov 1871; scan
: 1872 ??a Mr Soper churchwarden of Bishopsteignton, presented a piece of plate to pastor Mr Ogle before his wedding; Nov
1872; scan
: 1878 James, farmer. Higher Radway White Gazetteer of Devon 1878-9 White Gazetteer of Devon
: '81cen James 50 at Hennock, Dev, farmer 400a empl 7 men & 6 boys; Mary G 47; John J 23 unm; Ellen L 20 unm; Elizabeth 18; Anne 16 all on farm; James 14 scholar, all b.Bishopsteignton, Dev; also Elizth Leaman 16 dom servt b.Widdicombe; William Napper 16 ag lab; John H Venus 15 b.Totnes; Richard Gatting 15 & William Quantic 13 both b.Bishopsteignton, Dev, indoor farm servants
: '91cen James 60 farmer Radway ..., Bishopsteignton; Mary G 57; James 24 farmer's ass all b.Bishopsteignton; also Ada Pearce visiter 25 unm dom ass b.Poundstock, Con; Alice Stephens, 15 gen serv; Louis Napper 13 ag lab both b.Bishopsteignton & George Walsh 13 ag lab b.Kingsteignton
scan
: '01cen Mary G 67 living on own means at Blakemore, Harberton, Dev; b.Bishopsteignton; & visitor Anna S Soper 55unm, b.Bickington, Dev & gen sev Ellen Mogridge b.Harbenton; scan
: '01cen James 34unm farmer (self employed) at Pury End, Paulerspurn?, Potterspurry, (St James), Northampton, b.Bishopsteignton, Dev; visiting visiting John S Tapper 29unm farmer b.Withicombe, Dev, mother Mary A Tapper 67 b.Little Bovey, unm sisters 37 & 32 b.Withicombe & gen serv Janet Wooten 20unm b.Northants scan : [guess aunt? Mary Soper m.John Tapper Apr>Jun 1850, Newton Abbott]
: '11cen Mary Georgina 77 farmer's widow {m.7y, 5 births, 3 alive} in 6 rooms at Blackmore, Totnes b.Bishopsteignton, Dev & visitor Mary Ellen Blackers 48unm private means b.Harberton, Dev scan
: '11cen James 44unm traveller, cash register in 8 rooms at 31 Ennismore Ave, Chiswick; b.Bishopsteignton, Dev boarding with Edward Hoile 44 surveyor, wife, daus 24 & 10 & visitior, George Authur Dovey 59m manager investment corporation scan
: 1917 Mary Georgiana Soper d.28 Aug 1917, widow of Blakemore, Harberton, Dev; probate Exeter 1 Feb 1918 to James Soper, farmer, Elizabeth Anning (wife of William John Anning); estate £365 13s; from Probate Calender, scan [Mary C (c1834-1917) d.Jul>Sep, Totnes, age 83]

George Loper in Devon Court, 27 Feb 1855; sentence Imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

Richard Soper 1 of 13 elected as Dart Commissioners at Guildhall; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 9 Aug 1855, from news.bl.uk : scan

George Soper & Thomas Fry labourers charged with stealing turnips from their master Gabriel Jackson, a farmer at Paignton.Prisoners employed for many years. Jackson hid & saw them take a sack of turnips from his root store & saw them put it in field. After work he followed them again & saw them take it away. Chief Constable Parnel of Paignton searched prisoner's house & found turnips; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 8 Feb 1855, from news.bl.uk : scan; Committed to trial & given bail. Fey said Soper, with whom he lodged, requested he take them home. Soper got 3m & Fey 6w hard labour, 'Trewman's Post' 8 Mar; scan

William Soper's employee of 49 years John Crediford, won 10s & 4th prize for 'Servant & Labourers Class1 those who worked longest on farm'. At Newton Abbot's Agricultural Society. Also Mr Soper's Wm Lucombe won 10s for 3rd in 'labourer who remake 2yds hedge'; Soper at George Hotel dinner afterwards; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 1 Nov 1855, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['61cen no Newton Abbot Sopers, so nearby?]

Miss Soper lately resided at West St, near the center of Ashburton. The freehold of the substantial brick & stone built house for auction 30 Jul at London Inn; dining room, drawing room, 2 kitchens, butlers pantry, laundry, wine & coal cellars, 4 large bedrooms, 2 dressing rooms, china closet & on 2nd floor 5 bedrooms with attic over. In yard behind (with entrance to Kingsbridge Lane) a coach house & stable with large loft, water runs through the yard. House newly fronted & roofed 6 years since. Suiting a genteel residence or business with 2 shops; Also a walled garden with fruit trees in 'Bloggishay' or Church Ln; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 12 Jul 1855, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Rev Richard Soper (1794-1857?) Transfered to Totnes, Dev 1855-7 : [see Rev Richard's biog]

Jane Soper prosecutor at Town Hall. She let furnished lodgings to a [un-named] woman of doubtful character who was committed for trial for sealing wearing apparel from the lodgings; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 21 Jun 1855, from news.bl.uk : scan : [??'61cen a Jane 41 charwoman, head a St Andrews, Dev; Jane 57 widow of ag lab at Diptford, Dev or Jane 66 widow at Broadley Fm, Thrushelton]

Mrs Soper was called an offensive name by Elizabeth Bunclarke landlady of a beer shop in Brook St, Mrs Soper lived in the same locality. They were engaged in an action in County Court Tue week & Bunclark annoyed at the judgement & applied to Mrs Soper the epithet complained of. Fine 5s & expences; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 27 Sep 1855, from news.bl.uk : scan ['61cen no Soper in Brook Grn]

James Soper's turnips stolen by Edward Abrahams who was fined 2s 6d; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 8 Nov 1855, from news.bl.uk; scan

John Soper of Torquay, his property, a quantity of bed furniture, stolen by Mary Ann Goss 24, in who's house she had taken lodgings; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 12 Jul 1855, from news.bl.uk : scan : [??a John, saddler 1850 & John Prowse Soper 40 stay maker of Torquay 1852 both in Lower Union St directories]

Richard Soper of Wood, Blackawton [assume the tennant (or owner)] apply for viewing of 3 pasture plots, (Barn field, path field & Blindwells field] 10a with barn close to Blackawton village to be auctioned George Inn 23 Aug : [Richard Soper 1 of 31 farmers in Blackawton (tenant) 1850] : ['Blackauton' straggling village of indifferently built houses, on high ground, 5m W Dartmouth] in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 9 Aug 1855, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Isabel Hawker Soper of Plymouth, admitted to Royal College of Surgeons : from The Times 23 Apr 1855 : 123/746n : [see medical Sopers]

Thomas Soper in Devon Court, 11 Sep 1855; sentence Aquittal : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

John Robert Soaper b.Devonport, Devon, 14 Dec 1855, Royal Navy nr 56429 : Register of Seamen's Service ref ADM 188/32 www.nationalarchives

John Soper 1 of 3 churchwardens names inscribed on bell nr1, 1855, Exminster (the 4 other bells dated 1758) : from Church Bells of Devon [?a John of Eminster sold cows 1844]

James Soper, in papers of Cann Quarry, Plympton St Mary 1855-74. His price of slate goods at Rumple Quarry, 1855 : accounts for rising & preparing of slate & accounts of payments by & to Soper by the Earl of Morley [of Saltram?] 1873-4 : The mine made paving & slate : Plymouth & West Devon Record Office, ref 69/M/6/411 www.a2a. [perhaps insolvent 1844? see]

Joseph Soper 1855 of Plymouth, merchant owned 7/8 share in 'The Keturah', a 151 ton brigantine, built, Bridport, Dorset, 1855 (other share James Pinkham of Plymouth, master mariner) Joseph sold to James & his brother Cyprian Pinkham in 1866. [Joseph had similar vessels; see 1855,57,67, 68 & 1870] www.a2a see also Devon Crew Lists : ref 1976/Keturah/5813 www.a2a.pro : [see also Joseph Soper, ship owner 1836]

Joseph Soper esq of Plymouth m.27 Jun 1855 at Charles Church, Plymouth, Elizabeth Amelia Groves widow of Lieut Groves RN & dau of Lieut-Col Fleming of Regent Place, Plymouth, Google Books snippet & 'The Morning Chronicle' (pub.London) 7 Jul, from newspapers.bl.uk ['J' changed to Joseph & Amelia added to wife from bmd record] : [Joseph m.age abt 57 a widower; Elizabeth age abt 34]
: ?? : [Joseph Soper b.c1799 Charles, Plymouth; assume father Joseph, ship owner 1815]
- Mary Melinda/Melina b.c1842 Newfoundland 'eldest dau'; m.Henry Edward Maxwell Moffat; 23 Sep 1867 [see m.below]
- Elizabeth Soper b.Jul>Sep 1859, Plymouth; [1898 mother's executor; '11cen 51unm at Ilfracombe on own means]
- Amy Soper b.Jan>Mar 1861, Plymouth; [1898 mother's executor; '11cen 50unm at Ilfracombe on own means]
: Joseph 'jnr' agent for father in Newfoundland by Apr 1821 age c22; Joseph jun appeared for Joseph snr 13 Jun 1825 St John's Newfoundland, saying he could not answer for his father; court postponed; In court 6 Dec 1825 Joseph jnr agreed a binding arbitration : [Joseph acting for father in Plymouth, 1821 when he cancelled an 1888 partnership with Samuel Henley, their boat traded goods for Newfoundland then Labrador salt fish, going to Portugal & arbitration 1925 & 6 found Soper owed £600 court case]
: [not vis '41cen; but father merchant 65-9 at Plymouth with wife Mary 70-4; assume in Newfoundland]
: 1842 in Newfoundland, as dau Mary Melinda born
: '51cen Melina (c1842-?), from Newfoundland in Egg Buckland, Dev
: J Soper owned the 75 tons scooner, ‘Melina’ built Plymouth 1852, ‘sheathed in yellow metal’, surveyed Jan 1857, home port Plymouth, Master J Pinkh’m. Lloyd’s Registry of Shipping 1860 : [James jnr agent in Newfoundland of father in Plymouth in Apr 1821 letter] :
: Joseph 1855 of Plymouth, merchant owned 7/8 share in 'The Keturah', a 151 ton brigantine, built, Bridport, Dor, 1855 (other share James Pinkham of Plymouth, master mariner) Joseph sold to James & his brother Cyprian Pinkham in 1866. [Joseph had vessel; 1857, but John Brown Soper also owned ship 1867 & Joseph of Newton Abbot owned vessel 1867, 68 & 1870]
: Joseph Soper of Plymouth, ship owner owned ¼ share in 'The Pink' a 146 ton schooner, built, Teignmouth, 1857 (with William Pinkham [Joseph's brother] , master mariner & James Gent, shipbuilder) Lost at St John's harbour, Newfoundland 1866
: '61cen Joseph 62 retired merchant 7 North Hill Place, Charles, Plymouth; b.Charles; wife Elizabeth 40 b.Devonport & dau Mary M 19, scholar b.Newfoundland; Elizabeth 1; Amey 3m both b.Plymouth; also Mary Pengelly 24, nurse b.Bickleigh & servant Mary Budge 26 b.Launceston
: Mary Melinda Soper m.Henry Edward Maxwell Moffat; 23 Sep 1867 at St Pauls, Newton Abbot, eldest dau of Joseph esq of Newton Abbot, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 2 Oct from newspapers.bl.uk : [Mary Melina m.Henry Edward M Moffat Jul>Sep Newton Abbott]
: Joseph of Newton Abbott, gent, owned ½ share in 'The Polly Pinkham' a 141 ton schooner, built, Teignmouth. 1867 (with William Pinkham ) Lost off Tipperary, 1881. source; picture of wreck & Pinkham history
: Joseph gent of NA, owned ¼ share in 'The Amy', 167 ton schooner, built, Teignmouth. 1868 (with William Pinkham of Stokeinteignhead, & John Butcher Pinkham, master mariners). Sold in 1913. [Joseph "retired", '61cen, but dau Amy & previous ship named after elder dau] : [another 'The Amy' in Dev, 1789] : [a Soper/Butcher m.1812]
: Joseph of Newton Abbott, gentleman owned 1/6 share in 'The Eshcol', 182 ton brigantine, built Teignmouth, 1870. Lost at Port Michean, Nova Scotia 1886; Capt James Pinkham 1869-82 [same owners 'Amy' 1868]
: '71cen Elizabeth 50 wife of merchant at 11 Courtney Place, East Teignmouth; b.Stoke Roack?, Dev; Elizabeth 11; Amy 10, both b.Plymouth; scan [Joseph not vis in '71cen]
: Joseph d.3 Jun 1879, gentleman of Haldon Terrace, Dawlish, Dev; d.Dawlish; will Exeter 6 Aug 1879 to Thomas Pitts jnr, merchant, John Augustua Saunders, actuary of Plymouth & S,Devon Savings Bank, both of Plymouth, 2 of the executors; estate £12,000 ; from Probate Calender, scan : [Joseph (c1799-1879) d.Apr>Jun, Newton Abbott, age 80] : [?? connection? a Thomas Pitts m.Sarah Jane Soper 1872 Exmouth] : [a Thomas Pit executor for a Joseph Soper (c1820-1904) at Kenton]
: '81cen Elizabeth A 60 annuitant, widowed head, 3 Barton Cresc, Dawlish, Dev; b.Stoke; Elizabeth 21unm & Amy 20 both b.Plymouth; dom serv Ellen Holland 20 b.Hennock, Dev
: '91cen Elizabeth A 70 widow, living on her own means at 4 Hobart Terrace, Plymouth Charles; b.Stoke; Elizabeth 31 & Amy 30 both b.Plymouth; & sister Emma J Fleming 75unm l.o.h.o.m., b,Yealmpton, Dev & serv Jane A Phillips scan : ['01cen none vis]
: 1897 Elizabeth Amelia Soper, Elizabeth Soper & Amy Soper to purchase 2 Hobart Terrace (otherwise number 13 Block A in the Ground Plan of the Tothill Building Estate, Plymouth, from Eliza Jane Brittan of Plymouth, widow; 1897; Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office; ref 114/3/26 www.a2a
: 1897 Elizabeth Amelia Soper d.1 Sep 1897, widow d.at 2 Hobart Terrace, Plymouth; Administration at Exeter 20 Sep 1897 to [step dau's] Elizabeth Soper, Amy Soper spinsters; estate £73 2s 6d; from Probate Calender, scan [Elizabeth Amelia Soper (c1821-1897) d.Jul>Sep Plymouth, age 76] : [husband left £12k 18y earlier; perhaps other half of family got most?] : bur.7 Sep Charles, Plymouthscan
: '01cen Elizabeth 41unm at Breacon House, Clevedon, (St Andrews), S.set; b.Plymouth, Dev; sister Amy 40unm both living on own means, b.Plymouth, Dev (3 households at address headed by lodging house keeper Ellen Merchant 56 widow, dau 27, parlourmaid 23, kitchen maid 13; the other household of retired Cpt of artillery 80 wife & nurse); scan
: '11cen Elizabeth 51unm head in 8 rooms at Urubridge House, 5 Chambercombe Terrace, Ilfracombe, Dev & sister Amy 50unm both private means b.Plymouth, with gen dom servant Kate Elizabeth Harris 18unm b.Ilfracombe; scan

John Robert Soaper (1855-?), b.Devonport, Devon, 14 Dec 1855, nr56429, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/30

William Soper (1855-?), b.Exmouth, Devon, Jun 1855, nr101177, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/117

Phyllis Soper pauper patient from 16 Nov 1855 Devon institution, discharged recovered 13 Feb 1856 [3m later]; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan : [John m.Phillis [Bastow?*] bef.1813]

Mr Soper's pony 'Black Sam' trotted 9½m in an hours on the Collomton Rd, beating Mr C Hutchings pony by 4 minutes; stake £5 a side; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 25 Oct 1855, from news.bl.uk; scan : [?a Soper racing 1862-6]
Mr Soper's pony 'Black Sam' in a trotting match on the Tiverton Rd for £10 a side against Mr Carter's 'Rob Roy' after a sharp ride 'Black Sam' won bt 7 land-yards; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 10 Jan 1856; scan

R Soper & J Derry were the magistrates attending, Licencing Day at the Guildhall, Totnes; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 2 Oct 1856, from news.bl.uk; scan : [Richard 72 unm alderman, Totnes '61cen, d.29 Nov 1863 Totnes, age 73]

John Soper m.Caroline Bryant Oct>Dec 1850 Tavistock, Dev (Catherine Catherine Harvey Soper ne.Bryant bpt.30 Dec 1827 to John Bryant (labr) & Mary; liv Paddon Row *rootschat.com)
: wife Caroline (1830-53) a tree says she d.1853 (when son John born); ?a Catherine Soaper d.Liskeard, Con (bmd)
: - John Glanville Soper (1829-98) b.22 Feb 1829 East Lamerton, Brentor, Dev to William & Mary Glanville 1827 Plymouth
: emigrated with family to Ontario, Canada c1850's, see Geraldine McIntosh a Devon researcher
: John Glanville Soper rem.Mary Dixon (1837-1909) b.Wisconson & had 5 children
: '51cen John Sooaper 22 ag lab at Newton, Tavistock, b.Brin.., Huh; Caroline 21; Mary Ann 3m both b.Tavistock, Dev [from Briant Tavistock website *rootschat.com]
- Mary Ann Soper b.Jan>Mar 1851, Tavistock m.John Pascoe, d.1928 Ontario, Canada
- John Glanville Soper b.4 Jun 1853, [b.Apr>Jun Liskeard, Con]; m.Eliza Hurd (1861-1950) b.Quebec d.Edmonton, Can), 2 children b.Toronto, Can; rem Adeline Snoddy (1861-1950) 4 children 1st b,Winnipeg; d.1917Saskatchewan see Canada
: Caroline d.1853 (in a web tree) when John Glanville Soper b.above; a Catherine Soaper d.1855
: John Glanville Soper rem.Mary Ann Yelland/Symons* Jan>Mar 1856, Tavistock, Dev (Mary b.22 Feb 1829 East Lamerton, Brentor, Dev [from World Connect, lost link]) [*Symons in web tree, but Yelland in bmd]
- Henry Soper b.1858; d.1861

John Soper Perry, William & John Perry, Philip Spear* & John Lark, merchants of Tavistock, Devon took to Cornwall's Stannary Court, 13 May 1856, Henry Luke, principal agent of North Tamar Mine, Lezant [& won] : Cornwall Records Office [Stannery court for tin mining nr Dartmoor wiki] : [John Soper Perry m.Anne Sargent Burnard 1841] : [see Thrushelton Sopers 1684] : [a Elizabeth Soper m.Philip Spear, bef.1841 see '51]

John Henry Soper (1856-?), b.Devonport, Dev, 2 Mar 1856, nr85315, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/80

John Soper (1856-?), b.Stoke Gabriel near Totnes, Dev, 4 Apr 1856, nr87186, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/91
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John Soper b.1856 Totnes, Devon : Army Pensioner's Record from National Archives (scans available from findmypast) : ['61cen/'71cen not obvious]

John Soper of Dartmouth, Dev : 1856 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1093 www.a2a
: John Soper (c1804-1856) died 7 Jan 1856, aged 52, plot 205, Dartmouth. in same plot Caroline Soper (c1812-2004) 16 Apr 2004 aged 94 : [& plot 204 Gerald Morgan Soper see
1919] Dartmouth records
: [??'41cen perhaps John 55-9 spirits merchant at Dartmouth, Caroline 28, John Brown Soper 1 (if d. age 52 then 36 in '41cen)]

Miss Soper (c1793-1856) d.18 Apr 1856, age 63 at Totnes, sister of Richard Soper esq, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 1 May, from newspapers.bl.uk
- - -
Mary Ann Soper (?-1856) a spinster of Totnes, Dev. Will 23 July 1856 scan available online from nationalarchives ref PROB 11/2236

Sidney Soper of Exeter, shoemaker, in Exeter Police Charge Book, 11 Mar 1856; - 16 Jun 1859, page 156 source

William Soper, a blacksmith at Harberton, from Kelly's Directory of Devonshire 1856 : source : [see '51cen]

William Soper, a shoemaker at Harbertonford, from Kelly's Directory of Devonshire 1856 : source

Joanna Soper (Mrs), a staymaker, 30 Lower Union Street : Torquay Tradesman in the Kelly's Post Office Directory of Devonshire 1856 : source [& in 1844]

William Soper a fly proprietor, 4 Higher Terrace Mews : Torquay Tradesman, Kelly's Post Office Directory, Devon 1856 : [a W.Soper still in the Torquay carriage trade in 1911 see below] source

Miss Soper (c1883-1856) died 13 Apr 1856 at Totnes, Devon, aged 63 : from The Times Apr 23 : 41/211p : [also] Miss Soper, sister of Richard Soper esq : from The Gentlemans Magazine June 1856 Google Books snippet

E Soper, 1 of 10 partners in a Bidford & Plymouth gunpowder manufacturer partnership, Jane G Fox leaving it; in 'Morning Post' 3 Dec 1856, from news.bl.uk; scan : [see Elioeoni Soper - medical Sopers]

Sarah Soper Worth widow of Capt J A Worth RN CB died 7 May 1856 at an advanced age at Kensington : from The Gentlemans Magazine June Google Books snippet

John Soper b.1856 Totnes, Devon : Army Pensioner's Record

Richard Soper's wife Amelia, cottagers, awarded 1st prize & £1 at Woodbury Agricultural Ass annual plough match, To wife of agricultural labourer who's children, cottage & garden are kept cleanest & who's children most regularlt attended school; Mrs Grant 10s & Mrs Wills 5s (No candidates for prize for the largest ag lab family brought up without parish relief [perhaps showing wariness of applying for such awards by locals?]). After candidates got prizes, the Chairman proposed 'Success of the plough match' mentioning 'the benefits of mutual meeting of landlord, tenant & labourer at such gatherings'. Dinner followed (for gentry & agriculturalists) at Globe Inn; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post'; 6 Nov 1856; from newspapers.bl.uk; scan
: Richard Soper workman to Mr Dagworthy came 3rd & won 10s in Cottager Prize for best stocked & cleanest garden at Woodbury Agricultural Assn 11 annual competition; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 12 Nov 1862;
scan
: Richard Soper servant to Colonel Brent received 5s for 5th prize for ag labs who's cottages kept cleanest with best stocked gardens, Woodbury 17th annaul agricultura; Association meeting; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 4 Nov 1868;
scan
: '41cen Richard 35, agent to [Builder?], Amelia 35, Amelia 7, Richard 5, John 3, Jane 1, Joseph Mouland 60? shoe maker]
: '61cen Richard 58 ag lab b.Woodbury; Amelia 51 b.Awliscombe; Selina 19 spring? maker; Martha 11; Mary 11 both students; Miranda 8, all b.Woodbury]
: '71cen Richard age 70 at Farm House, Woodbury; b.Plymouth with lace maker dau Sarah Ann 25, Mary 21 & Marinda 18 with servant Emma M Strand 40 all b.Woodbury]
: also at Farm House '71cen Emilisha widow 66 & dau Mary Ann 28 also lodger Elizabeth Skinner 22 all lace makers both b.Woodbury & son William H Skinner 6 b.Barminster? ('61 cen Emilisha b.Awliscombe wife of James Soaper 54 ag lab b.Woodbury] : [Elizabeth ne Soper's husband in prison; after Soper & Skinners homes full of stolen goods from Exminster Lunatic Asylum, he was an attendant there; Court 2 Nov
1870; scan]
: (also at Woodbury, at Winear, Ann Soaper 90 a pauper boarding with William 53 ag lab & Kesia Williams 40 lace maker all b.Woodbury : Kesia m.
1807)

Rebecca Soper a servant to Mr J Southgate, North St, a witness against William Harris, 29 Aug 1856. He got 6m hard labour for stealing 14lbs of cheese from Mr Southgate, cheese dealer of Fore St Hill; Exeter Police Charge Book
: [?? '41cen family in St Thomas, Exeter; Henry labourer & Rebecca, both 35-9, one dau Rebecca 5 : in '61cen Rebeca 25, general servant in Sidewell St, Exeter St Sidwell, b.Exeter in household of John Scott 75, a widowed smith & ironmonger b.Stourbridge, Worcs & dau Mary Ann Scott 28 shop assistant b.Exeter]

Eliceuai Soper of Plymouth. (signed ‘Eli Soper’) & (draper), Dabb (warehouseman), Ellery (barrister) , Picken Wine merc), Tyeth Gent) all of Plymouth, Soady of E.Stonehouse, Tregaskis (of Perren) & Fox (widow) partners in "Plymouth & Dartmoor Gunpowder Company”, Lidford, Plymouth, Dev. manufacturing gunpowder : Jane Gurney Fox will leave the partnership. 28 Oct 1856. (London Gazette 2 Dec) : [a druggist 1841?] : [see Elioeoni Soper - medical Sopers]

Henry Soper, perjury at Yealmpton, in list of prisoners for trial at Devon Assizes; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 13 Mar 1856, from news.bl.uk; scan
: Henry Soper, prisoner charged with wilful & corrupt perjury at Yealmpton on 3 Dec (Mr Stone defended). He occupied an estate called 'Wood' which being mortgaged went into the hands of Dr Roe of Plymouth. Soper envinced ill-feeling against the Dr & trespassed several times. Once, servants removed him & were allegedly assaulted. Case dismissed by magistrates, Dr Roe procured a writ & Soper accused Wm Pearn, the clerk who served it when they met at Dr Roe's quarry nr.Ivybridge, with hitting him 10-15 times under the ear. Magistrates dismissed this with £1 costs & then charged Soper £2 10s when witnesse said he & 2 of his men assaulted Pearn. Statements made before these justices [ie that he was assaulted] the basis of purgery charge.. Judge said it would have been best to let the matter drop & jury found Soper not guilty; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 20 Mar 1856;
scan : ['51cen a builder & at Ivybridge 1890; 1863 selling (21y lease from 1853, from Dr Roe) of Wood Cottage, nr Ivybridge, 75a & 4a slate quarries]

Mr Soper occupied outhouses in Blackawton, Mary Jane Bragg committed to Devon Gaol on arson charge [?a Richard Soper, a Blackawton farmer. Whites History of Devon 1850]; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 3 Apr 1856, from news.bl.uk; scan

William Soper Drake b.Oct>Dec 1856, Newton Abbott, Dev (bmd)
- William Soper Drake d.Jul>Sep 1881, Newton Abbott, age 24

Richard Hill Soper m.Ann Rebecca Abel Jul>Sep 1856, Norwich, Norfolk (bmd); Richard Hill Soper bpt.2 Jun 1833 Woodbury, Dev to Richard & Amelia (a Honor Hill Soper bpt.12 Nov 1809 Woodbury to William & Ann) : [connection? a Richard Hill Soper (c1744-1796) bur.6 Apr 1796, Higher Cemetery, Exeter, age 52]
- Emily Martha Soper b.Jan>Mar 1857, Norwich, Norfolk; bpt.10 Apr 1857 Heignham; d.Jan>Mar 1884, Exeter, age 26
?? - Richard Soper b.Jan>Mar 1859, Norwich
- Blanches Soper b.Apr>Jun 1862, Exeter, Dev; Blanche/Blanch m.Chevalier Edward F (/Edward Fitoni) Marcinelli (/Marianelli), m.Oct>Dec 1883; son b.1887 Milan, Italy; '91cen on own with her parents 28 [not vis bmd]
- Richard Hill Soper b.Jan>Mar 1864 Exeter; green grocer; m.Mary Ann Drew Jul>Sep
1885, Exeter; A florist d.1912
- Samuel Soper b.Jan>Mar 1867, Exeter [??a Samuel R '91cen sawyer in Hackney, Lon, b.Temerton, Dev]
- William Soper b.Jan>Mar 1871, Exeter; St Sidwell; labourer at Reading 1888; Pvt Devon Reg 1888-90 (below); '91cen 21 fruit flower dealer [not vis '01cen] : ??speculate m.Alice Brown 1892 London
- Eva Soper b.Jul>Sep 1876, Exeter
: '41cen assume Richard 35-9 ag lab at Woodbury Village, Dev; Amelia 30-4, Anna 10, Richard 7, Samuel 5, Eliza 2; {so why to Lei? & if ag lab why return if no land?}
: '51cen perhaps the Richard 16 b.Devon & at Dev
: '61cen Richard Hill Soper 27 b.Exeter, Dev, living at 85 Church Gate, St Margaret, Lei; Ann Rebecca 24, Emily 4 both b.Norfolk, Laura 7m b.St Margarets, Lei
: '71cen; Richard H gardener 36, at Codrington St, Exeter, St Sidwell; b.Dev; Ann R 32; Emily 14 both b.-,Norfolk; Laura 10 b.Leicester, Lei; Blanche 8; Richard 6 all scholars; Samuel 3; William 3m & brother Henry 30unm porter all b.Exeter also boarder Charlotte Page 21unm tailoress & son William J Page 3 both b.Exeter scan
: 1874? [Emily?? speculation 1874 as a likely candidate for Exeter servant 17 who attempted suicide (she died age 29)]
: 1874 brother? a Henry Soper at Castle of Exeter, charged with stealing while driving coal under contract in cart from St Davids Station to Trews Weir Paper Mills, [Exeter]. He took 2 large nobs weighing 60lbs & hand them to Eliza Forward at her home. Appeared to be much worse for liquor. Defence said both bore excellent characters & expressed great contrition & were cautioned & dismissed; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 7 Oct 1874, from news.bl.uk; scan
: '81cen Richard H 46 a nurseryman at Belmont Nursery, Exeter St Sidwell; b.Woodbury; Ann R 42; Emily M 23 both b.Norwich, Norfolk; Blanch 18; Richard 16; Samuel 14; William 11; Eva 4 all b.Exeter also boarder Thomas Mitchell 78 a widowed gardener b.Barrington
: 1882 Richard Hill Soper d.17 Feb 1882, nurseryman of Belmont Nursery, Belmont Rd, Exeter; died Belmont Nursery; will at Exeter 15 Mar 1882; Ann Rebecca widowed wife & sole executrix; estate £266 8s 6d; Probate Calender,
scan : [d.Jan>Mar 1882, age 48 Exeter]
: 1884 Emily Martha d.8 Feb 1884, aged 26 at Belmont Nursery, St Sidwells, Exeter, eldest dau of late R H Soper; 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' (pub.Exeter) 13 Feb; from newspapers.bl.uk
: 1888 William (1870-) Pvte nr.1650 4th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment; b.St Sidwell, Exeter, Dev; home St Paul's, Exeter, Dev; attested 29 May 1888 at Wonford Camp, Exeter, for 6 years; age 17y 11m; labourer for Mr Siver of Reading, Berks; unm; signed; 5ft 1in; fair complexion; grey eyes; light brown hair; C of E; tattooed bracelet & 3 dots on left forearm; cicatrx? left breast & shoulder; resent 1889 camp; service to 1 Feb 1890; discharged by purchase scan 1, 2 & 3
: '91cen Ann 54 fruit flower dealer (self emp) at 1 Wares Court, St Sidwell, [Exeter]; dau Blanch Marianelli 28; William 21 fruit flower dealers; Eva 15 all b.Exeter also Charles E Marianelli grnson 4 b.Milan, Italy; & boarders Thomas Cross 21 tailor; Charles H Cross 23 hotel porter both b.Exeter scan
: ??'01cen an Eva 25unm domestic cook at Great Ambrook, Ipplepen, Dev; b.Teignmouth, Dev servant to Arthur Graham 29 on own means b.Sy, Alfred Wilson 29 visiting clergyman & Alice Wills 26m housemaid : ??an Eva m.Oct>Dec 1905, St Thomas, [Exmouth] (to either John Tanner or Frederick Charles Warren)
: [connection? a Robert Hills Soper b.Totnes 1841]

Mr Soper, occupied a marsh adjoining road leading to Kingsteignton, property of Duke of Somerset; 1 of 3 sites considered for the Bath & West Agricultural Society; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 1 May 1856, from news.bl.uk; scan
: Mr Soper's large field chosen as the site for Bath & West of England Agricultural Society exhibition. Midway between Newton Abbot & Kingsteignton, 10m walk from the railway station; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 29 May 1856;
scan

Thomas Soper, at Town Hall, Torquay, fined 20s & costs for driving a hackney cab whilst intoxicated; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 22 May 1856, from news.bl.uk; scan : [not vis '61cen]

Mr Soper was a carver at the Exminster Peace Celebration organised by local farmers on Thursday. 600 villagers at feasted on 6cwt of meat was cooked at various farmhouses & 4cwt of puddings, before being dispersed by torrents of rain; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 31 Jul 1856, from news.bl.uk; scan

Mr Soper employed Samuel Brayley who conveyed some sheep in Soper's waggon collected a pig from Mr Badcock's to take to butcher Melhuish at Exeter. The next day the pig apparently had a tail but the transported pig had none; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 14 Aug 1856, from news.bl.uk; scan

John Soper, of Whiteway, Kingsteignton won 1st prize in S Devon & Newton Abbott Agricultural Society meeting in Class 19 for horses & his servant John Gibson won £1 10s, in Class 4 'Premium for Service' , for 9 years in 'To the man who's lived the longest as household servant to one master'; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 6 Nov 1856, from news.bl.uk; scan [see John m.abt.1825]
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Mr Soper of Whiteway, Kinsteignton Teignbridge Meadows, part of his farm in Duke of Somerset's estate used as part of Bath & West of England Agricultural Society annual meeting, about a mile from Newton Abbot; 682 animals exhibited, 1,300 implements. The Pavilion Banquet held 500; in 'Jackson's Oxford Journal' 13 Jun 1857, from news.bl.uk; scan

Samuel Soper, was a farmer in Edginswell, nr Torquay. The Billings Directory & Gazeteer of Devon 1857, St. Mary Church, source

Samuel Soper farmer, Edginswell. from Billings 1857; page 24 Survey of Babbacombe & St Marychurch, also mention of
Tom Soper connected with Baptist Chapel - page 101

John Ash Soper b.1834yt Deptford, Dev; m.Mary Ann Finch Apr>Jun 1857, Totnes, Dev (bmd)
- Frances Louisa Soper b.Oct>Dec 1857 & d.Apr>Jun 1868, age 10 both Totnes; [photo right] with parents, with Freda & Franny
anc.com paywall, so more details there?
- Henry David Soper b.Jul>Sep 1859, Townstall [Totnes reg dist]; '71cen, ag lab age 11 ; 1881 assume 'Harry' to Ontario, Canada, with Thomas; but 'to US 1871' from '10cen; m.Amanda Ann Dody see; she d.1902 '10cen at Doyle, with son John 16 b.Kansas; '40cen 79 widower at Fairplay, Kansas; d.1940
- Thomas Morgan Soper (1861-1957) b.8 Jan 1861, Townstall, [or b.Jan>Mar 1862 Totnes rd]; '71cen, ag lab age 9; 1881 to Ontario, Canada, with Harry; to Florence, Kansas 1884; m.Nettie Maddox 1889 Medicine Lodge, KA; farmer; d.Highland Cem, ML
- John Ash Soper (1865-1946) b.10 Feb* Dartmouth [b.Jan>Mar 1864, Totnes]; '71cen, ag lab age 7; m.Catherine Flora Graham 1893 Ceder Point, KA; '40cen farmer 75; bur.Columbus cemetery, KA; Resident, Cherokee Co for 55y *obit
- William E[dwin] Soper b.Jan>Mar 1866, Townstall [Totnes]
- Edwin W[illiam] Soper b.Jan>Mar 1866, Townstall [Totnes]
- Charles Frederick Soper b.Jan>Mar 1868, Townstall [Totnes]
- Samuel Finch Soper 'Sam' b.Jul>Sep 1870, Townstall [Totnes]; to US 1883; '30cen an assessor 59unm at Doyle, Kansas; 1949 of Florence, KA see
- Eli Morgan Soper b.Jul>Sep 1873, Townstall [Totnes]
- Frances Soper b.Oct>Dec 1877, Townstall [Totnes]; '81cen Frances Louisa Soper 5
- ??Florence Leonard b.? [JAS's (1865-1946) obit says he was survived by sister Florence]
: '61cen John 27 farm labourer b.Deptford, Dev, at Little Dartmouth Lodge, Townstall, Dorset; Mary Ann 29 b.Harberton; Francis L 3 b.Deptford; Henry D 1 b.Harberton
: '71cen John A (c1841-?) ag lab 30, at Compass Cottage, Warfleet Rd, Townstal, Dartmouth; b.Deptford, Dev; Mary A 40; Henry D 11 ag lab, b.Harberton; Thomas M 9 ag lab; John A 7 ag lab; Edwin W 5; William E 5; Charles F 3; Samuel F 0 all b.Dartmouth scan
: '81cen John (c1834-?) 47 farm labr, b.Ditford, at Compass Cottage, Dartmouth Townstall, Dev; Mary Ann 49 b.Black Hawton; William Edwin 15 farm lbr; Edwin William 15 farm lbr ; Charles F 13; Samuel Finch 11; Eli Morgan 8; Frances Louisa 5 all scholars; all b.Townstall; with servant Laura Head 16um farmers servant, b.Slapton : [none obvious '91cen]
:1907 Mary Ann Soper b.1831; d.1907; bur.Hillcrest Cemetery, Florence, Marion Co, KA; Lot OR 437, row 27-F-3, plot 3 findagrave.com
:1909 John Ash Soper b.1833; d.1909; bur.Hillcrest Cemetery, Florence, Marion Co, KA; Lot OR 437, row 27-F-4, plot 2 findagrave.com Mary Ann

William James Soper m.Eliza bef.1857; William J b.c1836 Stonehouse, Dev to Anthony navy pensioner & Jane (or Susannah?) m.1821? : [?a William James Soper m.Oct>Dec 1854]
- Emma Jane Soper b.Jul>Sep 1857, Honiton, Dev; ??an Emma Jane m.James Giles Hamlyn Jul>Sep 1880, Plymouth
- William John Soper b.Jan>Mar 1858, Plymouth, Dev; '81cen tailor 23
- ?Charles Pascoe Soper (c1860-1874) b.Jan>Mar 1860, & d.Jan>Mar 1874, Plymouth, age 14 [no Soper/Pascoe m.]
- Laura Kate Soper b.Jan>Mar 1867, Plymouth; '81cen 14 ticket writer; Laura Kate m.Oct>Dec 1890, Plymouth (either John Richard Bray, George Bolislaus/Bolizlans or Harry Westaway)
- Harry Norman Soper b.Jul>Sep 1869, Plymouth; m.Ann Eliza Tregedeon 'Annie' 1888, Plymouth; '91cen 22 ticket writer; d.1908 Croydon, Sy, age 38
- Annie Maud Soper b.Apr>Jun 1874, Plymouth ['sister'? in '91cen] ?an Annie Maude m.Oct>Dec 1895, Plymouth (to either William Flowers or James Alfred E Salter)
: '51cen William 15 ropemaker with parents Anthony 52 pensioner at Adelaide St, East Stonehouse, Dev, b.Changford, Dev; Susannah 49 b.Drewstainton, Dev; Anthony 26 labourer; John 21 carpenter; William 15 ropemaker; Henry 12 all b.East Stonehouse; Ann 6 b.Plymouth, Dev; Emma 3 all scholars b.East Stonehouse; also dau Elizabeth Morkimore 30 widow straw bonnet maker b.Changford & grandau Ann Montimore 2 b.Morice Town, Dev scan
: '61cen William J 25, ropemaker (HM dockyard) at 2 William St, St Andrew; b.Stonehouse; Eliza 28 b Kingsland, Cornwall; Emma J 4, b.Kingsland; William J 3, both scholars; Charles P 1 both b.Plymouth
: '71cen William 35 ticket writer (printer) at 34 John St, Charles, Plymouth; b.Kingstone, Dev; Eliza 37, b.Stonehouse, Dev; Emma 14 scholar, b.Kingstone; William 13 scholar; Charles Soper 11 scholar; Laura 4; Harry 1 all b.Plymouth scan
: '81cen William James 45 ticket writer & stationer 24 John St, Plymouth Charles The Martyr; b.Stonehouse, Dev; Eliza 46 Kingsand, Dev; William Jno 23 tailor; Laura K 14 ticket writer; Harry N 11; Annie M 6 both scholars; all Plymouth
: Soper & Son; William James & Harry Norman, ticket writers & show card makers; in White's Directory 1890; House, 47 Harwell St, Plymouth
: William James Soper (c1835-1890) d.Oct>Dec 1890, age 55, Plymouth
: '91cen Eliza 58 widow ticket writer (em'ee) at 47 Harwell St , Plymouth, St Andrew, Dev; b.Kingsand, Con; son Harry N 22 ticket writer (em'ee) b.Plymouth; dau-i-law Annie E 22 b.Tavistock, Dev; sister Annie M Soper 16; grandau Ether B Soper 7m b.Plymouth; & neice Mabel C Hamlyn 8 b.Plymouth (address shared with family of Robert Connelly 25 carpenter) scan [Ethel B, dau of Harry Norman]
: '01cen Eliza 68 widow [alone] at 14 Well St, Plymouth, Dev, b.Kingvand, Cornwall scan
: 1901 ?an Elizabeth Soper (c1800-1901) d.Jan>Mar 1876, age 76, Plymouth

Anthony Soper m.Elizabeth Stanbury Apr>Jun 1857, Plymouth, Dev
- George Stanbury Soper b.Jul>Sep 1858, Plymouth; '91cen 33unm clerk; ?a 'George Henry Soper' m.Nellie Mary E Lowry Apr>Jun 1907, Plymouth
- Alfred James Soper b.Apr>Jun 1864, Plymouth; a plumber; m.Frances Ann Bull
1888; d.1938
- Jessie Soper b.Apr>Jun 1866, Plymouth; witnessed her brother Alfred's m.1888; '91cen 24unm draper's ass
: '61cen none vis
: '71cen Anthony (c1825-?) coff?, refreshment house 46, at 8 Barbican, St Andrews, Plymouth, St Andrew; b.Stonehouse; Elizabeth 45 b.South Tawton?, George 12, Jessie 4 both b.Plymouth, also boarders James Mallell? 42 labourer b.S.Tawnton & wife Mary 40 b.Plymouth & John Parkhouse 22 fish merchant b.Kent & Georgina Mallett 7; & dom servants Mary Lauden 20 b.Brixham & Eliza Westerway 18 b.Exeter scan : [Alfred c7 not vis]
: '81cen Anthony 56 retired contractor (pavier) at 49 Tracy St, Plymouth St Andrew, Dev b.Stonehouse, Dev; Elizabeth 56 b.S Tawton, Dev; Alfred 17 plumber; Jessie 15 scholar both b.Plymouth, Dev
: '91cen Anthony 66 retired road contractor at 49 Tracey St, Plymouth, St Andrew; b.East Stonehouse, Dev; Elizabeth 66 b.South Tawton, Dev; George S 33unm 2nd div clerk audit dept  b.Plymouth; Jessie 24unm draper's assist  b.Plymouth; also sister-in-law May Webber 43 living on own means b.S.Tawton? scan : [no May/Mary Soper/Webber m.vis]
: 1898 ?an Anthony Soper & James Codd ; Title Deeds of "Volunteer Inn", 2 Arthur Place, Notte St, Plymouth 1898 : Deeds of New Victoria Brewery Limited, Plymouth : ref 2854/40 & 47 www.a2a : [not visable '01cen & '11cen]
: [Anthony (c1825-1898) d.Jan>Mar 1898, Plymouth, age 73]
: '01cen neither couple visable
: '01cen George S 42unm civil servant, retired at 5 Seymour Terrace, Plymouth, Dev; sister Jessie 34unm both b.Plymouth & aunt Mary Webber 73 on own means b.South Zeal, Dev; scan
: assume the son 'George Henry Soper' m.Nellie Mary E Lowry Apr>Jun 1907, Plymouth
: '11cen son, George Stanbury Soper 52 pensioner civil service in 1 room at 38 Wells St, Plymouth; b.Plymouth & wife Nellie 40 {m.6y, 0 births} b.Rochester, Kt scan
: '11cen dau, Jessie 45unm clerk (to house decorator) in 7 rooms at 33 Oxford Place, Plymouth; b.Plymouth, St Andrews, Dev; cousin living with Alfred John Osborne 49 house decorator, Georgina 46 {m.25y, 1 birth, 1 alive), Henry Mallet Osborne 16 a hd all b.St Andrews, Plymouth, m-in-law Mary Webber 83 widow b.S.Zeal : [aunt to Jessie, see '91] & servant Emily Gribble 18unm b.Devonport scan
: ??a Jessie (c1868-1940) d.Jan>Mar 1940 Plymouth, age 72 [but '11cen a female Jessie 46 also at Plymouth; 1887]
: George S Soper (c1858-1917) d.Oct>Dec 1917, age 59, Plymouth [Nellie m or d not obvious]

William Henry Soper m.Emma Stephens Oct>Dec 1857, Newton Abbott, Dev (bmd)
assume William b.c1834 to William & Grace Soper ('71cen age 63 & 68, pub proprietor, Lorral Lodge, Tormoham)
- William Edward Soper b.Oct>Dec 1858, Totnes [Newton Abbott bmd dist], m.Emma Jane Ford Oct>Dec 1885 (who d.1897) : '11cen assurance agent
- Emma Grace Soper b.Jul>Sep 1871, Totnes [Newton Abbott RD] 40unm in '11cen
- ? Soper b.?; 9 births, only 2 alive '11cen
grandson ? - William Soper b.Jul>Sep 1883, Totnes [Newton Abbott RD], assume ; William Edward b.c1882 in '11cen
: '41cen William 33 wheel chair k, Abbey Place, Tor Moham, Dev; Grace 38; William 7 & Samuel Frost 40 merchant, William Bassel plumber, all b.Dev
scan
: '61cen William H 27, coach maker at Lower Union St, Tormoham; b.Torquay; Emma milliner b.Totnes; William E 2 b.Torquay; & relative Catherine Hopkins 22 unm milliner b.Torquay & house servant Mary Crawford 16 b.Haverton : [connection? a Soper stay maker in Lower Union St 1844]
: 1867 bankrupt '67cen & 100 Lower Union St house & carriage factory sold (but still there '71cen so bought it or there as a tennant)
: 1869 W H Soper of Torquay, coachbuilder, dividend meeting, 2 Aug 1869; scan
:
'71cen William Henry 37 coach builder, 100 Union St, Tormoham, Torquay; b.Tormoham; Emma 36 b.Totnes; William Edward 12 b.Tormoham
: '81cen William H 47 master coach builder employing 8, b.Torquay; Emma 46 b.Totnes; William Edward 22 unm coach builder; Emma G 9 both b.Torquay scholar; Grace 78 widowed mother b.Eastlee Totnes & gen serv Mary E How 17 b.Dartington nr.Totnes
: 1887 speculate the Soper in Soper v Arnold, Soper paid 10% deposit of £610 on estate called Rowens, Teighmouth, but could not pay completion, so lost depost; Lost appeal 1887 & lost again on appeal to Lords 1889
: 1887 mother Grace (c1803-1887) d.Jan>Mar, age 84, Newton Abbott reg dist (inc Torquay) : ??William (c1809-1881) d.Jan>Mar Newton Abbott, age 79
: 1890 Soper & Son, coach & carriage builder, 58 Lower Union St, Torquay in 1890 directory
: '91cen William H 57 unitarian minister  at 2 Oxford Terrace, (St Mary Church), St Mary Church, Torquay, Dev; b.Torquay; Emma 56 b.Totnes, Dev; Emma G 19unm b.Torquay; scan
: '91cen son, William Edward 32 coach builder (employer) at 58 Union St, Tormoham, Torquay; b.Torquay; Emma Jane 26 b.Plymouth; scan : [William Edward m.Emma Jane Ford Oct>Dec 1885 & Emma Jane d.Apr>Jun 1897, age 32, both Newton Abbott RD]
: 1892 William H coach builder, Lower Union St, Torquay bankrupt (again) 1892-3)
: '01cen William 67 in 48 Bolton Rd, Hampstead, Lon, 'traveller in rubber c j' b.Torquay; Emma 66, b.Totnes; son William E 42 widower, superintendent of life assurance; & dau Emma G 28unm & 'grdau' (male) William E 19unm all b.Torquay; scan
: '11cen William 77 coach builder, retired in 8 rooms (& 3 rooms let - crossed out) at 130 Greencroft Gardens, West Hampstead, Lon, b.Torquay; Emma 76 {m.56y, 9 births, 2 alive} b.Totnes; son William Edward 52 widowed assurance agent (employee); dau Emma Grace 40unm; grandson William Edward 19unm clerk "social department Church Army Iuum Cuan", all b.Torquay & boarders, bro-in-l George Edward Miniard 72 {m.49y} retired builder, Newfoundland resident, s-in-l Catherine Miniard 71 (m.49y, 7 births, 5 alive} b,Totnes & niece Emma Miniard 42unm b.Croydon, Sy scan
: 1911 ?an Emma d.Apr>Jun 1911 Hampstead, age 76 : ?a William H d.Jul>Sep 1916, Willesden, Lon age 83 : ?an Emma G Soper (c1870-1933) d.Jul>Sep 1933, age 63, Willesden, Lon
: 1914 ?a W E Soper, trooper Westminster Dragoons, before enlisting worked as office clerk for 'The College' [possibly The Red Cross College?] in London Hospital Gazette 1914/15; 45 staff members listed in the services source ['11cen, a clerk for Church Army above]
: 1916 ?a W E Soper, 2nd Lt. Spec. Reserve to be transfered to the General List (London Gazette 7 Jul 1916)
: 1917 ?a W E Soper, Ministry of Munitions [perhaps link as a clerk]
: 1944 ?a William E (c1859-1944) d.Jan>Mar Willesden, Lon age 85

Richard Soper (?-1857) Independent Minister of Totnes. Will 6 May 1857, prob 11/2252, scan available online nationalarchives [see religious Sopers 1841]

John Samuel Soper m.Elizabeth Jane Lavis Apr>Jun 1857, Plymouth, Devon (bmd) : [couple not vis '61cen]
: E E Soper (Lillie) 2nd dau of J S Soper of Christchurch m.D Round 3rd son of Elijah Round of Waltham Rd, Sydenham at St Saviour's Church, Sydenham 14 Apr 1892, from Press 24 Jun (reprinted 11 Jul) Papers Past
: Elizabeth Emma Soper b.1865, Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope, South Africa, to ? (bur.30 Jul 1949, Waimairi Cemetery, Christchurch, Canterbury NZ)
: '71cen Elizabeth Soper b.c1866 Port Elizabeth, Algra Bay, Cape; '71cen age 5 British Subject; with grandparents Richard Lavis 57 outdoor officer, HM Customs & wife Ann 56 both b.Plymouth, Dev scan : [assume Eliz returned as not vis in UK '81cen & d.not vis bmd] : [??a JSS in NZ, returned to Plymouth 1900 age 65]

John Soper stated police constable Lee (on duty Cristow) was drunk when he called him up Sunday morning 'he was rambling about, nearly beat in my door & disturbed neighbours' Joseph Leverton & George Bidder charged at Exeter with assaulting PC Lee. He arrested them at 1am, they claimed he was the drunk agressor.; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 22 Oct 1857, from news.bl.uk; scan

Mr Soper occupied Lamacraft Farm & Bickerton Lands comprising a house, cottages, outbuildings & 103 acres; part of freehold auction of 1,200a estate in parishes of Stokefleming, Slapton & Stokenham (Dartmouth/Kingsbridge area). Auction at Seymour Hotel, Totnes, cataloques available there; in 'Bristol Mercury' [& other papers] 13 Jun 1857, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : ['61cen Samuel 81 & Sarah 71 retired farmers, boarding at Lamacraft Farm House in household of John Woodley 54 farmer of 120a, wife Sarah Sophia 52 both b.Diptford, Dev (Sarah Sophia not obviously a Soper from bmd)] : [Farm now an Anglican retreat at Start Point, Kingsbridge, Dev; source]

William Soper m.Louisa Petheyjohn, Apr>Jun 1857 Totnes
- Mary Ann Soper b.Jan>Mar 1860, Totnes; '91cen 24unm house keeper
- Emily Soper b.Jul>Sep 1864, Totnes
- Mary A Soper b.Apr>Jun 1866, Totnes; '81cen servant 14
- Eliza Jane Soper b.Apr>Jun 1869, Totnes
- Bessie Soper b.Jul>Sep 1872, Totnes; 01cen 26 dom serv: not vis '11cen; a Bessie m.1907 Exeter
- Laura Soper b.Jul>Sep 1875, Totnes
- Florence Soper b.Jan>Mar 1879, Totnes; 01cen 21 dom serv
- William Henry Soper b.Jul>Sep 1882, Totnes; postman m.Blanche Cole
1904 Totnes
- gr.dau Mabel Kate Soper b.Apr>Jun 1890, Totnes
: '61cen William 26 ag lab at Brent Town, S.Brent; Louesia 20; Mary Ann 1 all b.S.Brent, also John Joint 21unm ag lab b.S.Brent
: '71cen William (c1834-?) labourer 37 at Pack Horse Inn, South Brent; Louisa 31; Emily 6 scholar; Mary 4 scholar; Eliza Jane 1 all b.Brent, Dev scan
: '81cen William 46 railway labr at S.Brent, Dev; Louisa 40; Eliza Jane 11; Bessie 8; Laura 5; Florance 2 all b.S.Brent
: '81cen Mary Ann 14unm servant to William Farleigh 54 baker & grocer brother 48, dau 22u & 18u all b.S.Brent
: 1890 Louisa pauper patient from 17 Mar 1890 Dev [Asylum at Exminster, Exeter?], Dev, died there [28y later] 26 Feb 1918; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan
: '91cen William 56 gen labr at Cottage, Totnes Rd, S.Brent; b.S.Brent; Mary A 24unm dom house keeper; Florence 12 scholar; William H 9 scholar; grandau Mabel K 11m all b.S.Brent & boarder George Syanons 27 horse driver; scan
: '91cen Louisa 56 widow at Devon Cty Lunatic Asylum, (St Thomas), Exminster, Dev; b.S.Brent scan
: '91cen Bessie 18unm domestic general servant  at Noland House, Plymouth Rd, S.Brent, Dev; b.S.Brent scan
: '01cen Louisa patient, married 61; [assume 56; hosptal had 2 Louisa's & entered the same age; 1 entry labourers wife & 2nd entry a housekeeper], both lunatics at Devon County Lunatic Asylum; scan & scan : [perhaps 2nd Louisa m.1863?]
: '01cen Bessie 26unm general servant at 5 Beaumont Terrace, St Budeaux, Dev, b.SB; servant to William Parsons 45 warrent officer b.Plymouth, wife 38, 7 children 7-15 scan
: '01cen Florence 21unm servant domestic at Higher Keaton Farm, Ermington, Dev; b.S.Brent, Dev servant with Thomas H Pearse 40 farmer, wife & 4 children; scan
: '01cen William 19 r[ural?] postman at 1 Totnes Rd, South Brent; b.S.Brent, boarding with Albert E Weymouth 32 baker, wife, 4 dau & mother in law; in 3 rooms ; scan
: '11cen L Soper (c1845-?) 66 married patient at Devon County Lunatic Asylem, Exminster, Kenton. Dev b.Brent, Dev scan & scan
: 1918 ?a Louisa d.Jan>Mar 1918 St Thomas, [Exmouth], age 77

Mr Soper, the builder at old property of Mrs Praed's 'Bitton', Teignmouth, unoccupied for many years, came to the kitchen on hearing cries of the footman on a table with 2 large otters below.One ran into a cupboard & Soper opened the door wide enough to stab in the side it with a pitchfork. Mrs Praed had it skinned, 3" 9" long, the largest known in area; in 'Royal Cornwall Gazette' 13 Nov 1857, from news.bl.uk; scan : [b.1821 a Teignmouth builder '51cen]

Joseph Soper of Plymouth, ship owner owned ¼ share in 'The Pink' a 146 ton schooner, built, Teignmouth, 1857. (with William Pinkham [Joseph's brother] , master mariner & James Gent, shipbuilder) Lost at St John's harbour, Newfoundland 1866 : [Joseph had similar vessels; see 1855,57,67, 68 & 1870] www.a2a

Henry Soper was in company with James Cross a labourer of Egg Buckland on Box Hill, Westeren Peverell [Pennycross, Plymouth; (Boxhill, not vis www)] 5 Jun 1858. Two heavily laden men approached & dropped their loads 6yds away, 1 jumped over a hedge. Soper & Cross hoped they'd not been doing anything wrong, if so they'd detain them. William Hicks 60 begged to go free, but they took him to police. Hicks & Robert Horn 37 labourers, guilty, theft of 2 lead pumps, Exeter Guildhall; Horn 4y penal servitude & Hicks 12m prison; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 8 Jul, from news.bl.uk; scan

Mr Soper kept a watchmaker's shop at Bovey, was charged before J S Amory at Ashburton, Monday with detaining pawning watches intrusted to him for repairs, Remanded til Fri; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 14 Oct 1858, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['61cen only Soper at (or b.) Ashburton; Frederick 36 master carpenter & family (& no watch makers - or '41cen)] ['41cen as Richard above, a John 43 & Susanna 45 at Ashburton (no job given)] ['81cen ?a William P 28unm Torquay watch maker who's father b.BT Thomas 61 but was a labourer]

John Theophilus Soper m.Elizabeth Launder Apr>Jun 1858 Stoke Damerel, Dev; [??perhaps relation of Russell George Theophilus Soper (1917-1940) RAF]
- Elizabeth Ann Soper b.Jul>Sep 1861 Devonport [Stoke Damerel reg dist (inc Devonort)]
- James Henry Soper b.Apr>Jun 1865 Devonport [Stoke Damerel rd] : engine room officer '01cen; RN pensioner when father's executor 1925; biog
- Alfred William Soper b.Oct>Dec 1866 Devonport [SD rd] : m.Louis Marion Harterton Oct>Dec 1892, Medway, Kent; '01cen a London boiler maker; to S.Africa 1902
- Blanche Emily M Soper b.Jul>Sep 1872 Devonport [SD rd]
- Sydney Edwin Soper b.Jan>Mar 1875 Devonport [SD rd]; m 1894 at SD : [m.Emelia Ann Johns 1894]; chief engineer artificer RN, d.1939 estate £1,260
- George Percy Soper b.Jan>Mar 1881 Devonport [SD rd] : ['11cen 30 boilermaker] d.22 Oct 1939 [source?, not vis bmd] ; [??a George P d.reg Jan>Mar 1959 Plymouth, age 78]
: '41cen John Sopher 4 at Egg Buckland, Dev; b.Dev living with Mary Imale 45-9 ag lab (widow, crossed out), Ann March 60-4 (widow, crossed out), Theopilus Keats 55-9 gardener, Philadilphea Keats 60-4, John Soper 4 scan : [assume grandparents were the Keats]
: '51cen ?a John 14 farm servant at Buccamore Farm, Plympton St Mary, Dev; b.Egg Buckland, Dev; with Jane Martin 49 widow, farming 163a emp 8 labs; 4 children 6-26; house serv 13 & 4 other farm servants 14-21 scan scan
: '61cen? a John 23 b.Egg Buckland son-in-law & wife; Elizabeth 24, stay maker b.Tavistock daughter at 3 James St, Stoke Damerel in household of Richard Sargent 57, cordwainer b.Stonehouse; wife Betsy Sargent 57 b.Hatherleigh & bro-in-law Richard Launder 29 mason b.Minton Abbot
: '71cen? a John 34 dockyard labourer at 15 John St, Morice Town, Stoke Damerel, Devonport; b.Knackers Knole, Dev; Elizabeth 34 b.Tavistock; Elizabeth A 10; James H 6; Alfred W 4 all scholars b.Devonport; (1 of 3+ households there) scan & scan
: '81cen John (James) F K Soper 44 assistant boiler maker at Egg Buckland, Dev b.Keyham Yd; Elizabeth 44 b.Tavistock, Dev; Elizabeth A 19 dressmaker; James H 18 boiler maker app; Alfred W 14 bakers errand boy; Blanche E M 8; Sydney E 6 both scholars; George P 3m all b.Devonport; & boarder William G Chapman 14 fitters appe (eng)
: '91cen John T K 54 assistant boilermaker (em'ee) in 4 rooms at 24 John St, (St James the Great), Stoke Damerel, Devonport; b.Egg Buckland; Blanche E M 18; Sydney E 16 boilermaker (apprentice); George P 9 scholar all b.Devonport; & Richard Sargent* widowed father-in-law 90 b.Tavistock (3 or more familes at address) : [*how did that happen, wrong m. above? no WS/Sargent marrieges in bmd]
: '91cen, son Alfred W 34unm boarder boiler maker (employee) at 25 Goodwin Terrace,Gillingham, New Brompton, Kt; b.Stoke, Dev boarding with Charles Jenner 58 retired rigger b.Sy, wife 57 b.Scot, son 19 & dau 16 scan
: '01cen John T R 64 ass boiler maker at 24 John St, Devonport, Dev, b.Egg Buckland, Dev; Elizabeth 64 b.Tavistock, Dev; George P 20 boiler maker b.Devonport, Dev scan
: '11cen John Theophilus Keals Soper 74 assistant boiler maker, dockyard, unmeployed; in 2 rooms at 24 John St, Morice Town, Devonport, b.Egg Buckland, Dev; Elizabeth 74 {m.53, 9 births, 6 alive} b.Tavistock, Dev George Percy 30 boiler maker, HM Dockyard, Devonport; b.Devonport, Morice Town scan
: John Theophilus Soper d.25 Mar 1925, of 163 Pasley St, Stoke, Devonport, Dev ; probate Exeter 8 Apr 1925 to [eldest son] James Henry Soper, pensioner RN; estate £707 10s 6d; from Probate Calender, scan [John T (c1837-1925) d.Jan>Mar, Devonport, age 88]

Abraham Soper Hexter, Palace Gate, Exeter, professor of music & 100s other held shares in "The United Joint Stock Mutual Banking Association” (http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/22105/pages/1154 Feb 1858) same details shareholder list 1863 : [see 1877]
: Abraham Soper Hexer, Exeter, gentleman 1 of 100's partners in West of England & South Wales Bank; in 'Bristol Mercury' 20 Feb 1858 & 18 Feb 1860, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Joseph Soper (1858-?), b.Brent Tor, Devon, 1 Sep 1858, nr83133, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/77

William Soper (1858-?) b.Diptford nr.Totnes, Dev, 27 Jul 1858, nr111508, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/138

William Soper jun of Kingskerswell m.Mary Ann Dymond at Holoombe-Burnell only dau of Mr W Dymond, of HB, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 4 Feb 1858, from newspapers.bl.uk : [m.Jan>Mar St Thomas bmd dist]
- Joseph Dymond Soper b.Kingskerswell Oct>Dec 1858, Newton Abbott bmd dist (to William Soper a son b.17 Dec 1858 at Kingskerwell 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 23 Dec 1858, from newspapers.bl.uk) : d.Jan>Mar 1864 at NA
- Anna b.Kingskerswell Apr>Jun 1860, Newton Abbott bmd dist [in '61cen 'Hanna']
: '61cen William 65 a farming 130a employing 6; William jnr 29; dau Mary J 23unm, all b.Hennock; dau-in-law Mary A 23 b.Holcombe Burnell : 2 gr.children Joseph D 2 & Hanna11m both b.Kingskerswell
: '71cen William 39 farming 142a at Foredown Farm, Kingskerswell Mary Ann 41; Ann 11 scholar
: William the younger, d.13 Jul 1878, farmer of Kingskerswell, Dev; will at Exeter 30 Aug 1878 to George William Dymond of Holcombe Burnell, farmer in Dev, George Merrick of Kingskerswell, schoolmaster, the executors; estate under £1,500; from Probate Calender, scan
: '71cen (William 75 retired farmer at 4 Church Rd, Kingskerswell, wife Jane 57)
: '81cen Mary Ann 38 widow farming 131a at Holcombe Barnst, Dev (emp 3 lbrs & 2 boys); Anna20 b.Kingskerswell with Edmund L Marchant 24 a hind/farmer manager/f bailiff b.Bovy Tracy; farm serv James Dadd 15 b.K'well & John Simes 14 b.Drewsteignton
: '81cen (William 85 retired farmer at Principal St S Side, Kingskerswell with John Jones 72 b.Ashreigney, Dev retired farmer; Mary Ann Jones b.Denbury, Dev & George Jones g.son 17 b.Totness, Dev, printers apprentice)
: William d.Jan>Mar 1887, age 89 Newton Abbott, bmd dist [inc Kingskerswell] 
: Mary Ann Soper d.19 Apr 1889 of Kingskerswell; 'admin (limited)' Exeter 7 Oct 1905 to John James Wale, attorney of Arthur Edmund Merchant; estate £8; from Probate Calender, scan : [??Mary Ann (c1830-1889) d.Apr>Jun, Newton Abbott, age 59 (but also a Mary Ann (c1823-1889) d.Apr>Jun, E.Stonehouse, age 66) (mistake here? '71cen Mary 40 but '81cen Mary 38?)]

Mr Soper a barrowman joined 4 diggers in a 20ft deep trench with no timber supports, also Leley who went down to light his pipe, when the sides fell in. Mr Arthur was testing for iron ore in the field ¼m N or Brent & reportedly cautioned his men on how they were proceeding. Only 2 lads there,1 crippled, the other ran to Brent & all villagers hastened out, 3 inc Soper speedily rescued, 3 others buried by a 2nd fall, their faces soon cleared, but the pressure gave internal injuries & all not released til 10pm; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 4 Nov 1858; from newspapers.bl.uk; scan & scan 'Lancaster Gazette' : ['61cen; In S.Brent; Henry 39 & William 26, ag labs with young families, or William 36 carpenter (but others b.Brent & elsewhere)]

Richard Knapman Soper m.Elizabeth Horton Hillson Oct>Dec 1856, Totnes, Dev (bmd) bpt.28 Dec 1828 to John Soper Knapman & Susan Hard
- ? a Philip Henry Soper b.Oct>Dec b.Oct>Dec & d.Apr>Jun 1863 Totnes; '91cen gen lbr 28unm; gardener & greengrocer
1901 when his house burn down, Church St, SB
- Richard Soper b.c1858*
- Philip Soper b.c1860 (but probably died young)*
- Mary Elizabeth Soper b.c1864*
- Philip Henry Soper b.Oct>Dec 1865 S.Brent [Totnes reg dist]; bpt.12 Nov 1865; '81cen carter 16; '91cen gen lbr 28unm; gardener & greengrocer; m.Annie S c.1896 [not vis bmd] '01 market gardener; 1901 his Church St house burn down
- Jane Ann Soper bpt.16 Aug 1868*
- William Soper b.Apr>Jun 1874, Totnes, Dev; bp.12 Apr 1874; blind by age 20, rh sergt?; '01cen 27unm tea dealer
- ? Soper 3rd child, still alive by '11cen, but not vis (8 births, 4 died by '11cen)
- - - grson Thomas Knapman 10 in '91cen, by '01cen Thomas Soper 20 grocer?
- - - grday Isabella M Knapman 8 in '91cen, by '01cen Arabella M Soper 19 'mothers help'; [?an Arabella Melinda Knapman m.Jul>Sep 1905 Plymouth]
: '61cen Richard cow keeper at Lutton Village, South Brent* [not vis '61cen spreadsheet]
: '71cen not vis
: '81cen Richard Knapman Soper 50 at South Brent, carter b.SB; Elizabeth Horton Soper 48 b.Cornwood, Dev; Mary Elizabeth18 dressmaker; Philip Henry 16; carter; Jane Ann 11 scholar; William 8 scholar; Thomas Smerdon Soper 5m, grandson all b.SB
: '91cen Richard K 61 corn merchant (not employed)  at Private House, S.Brent, Dev; b.Dev; Elizabeth H 58 b.Dev; & sons Philip H 28unm & William 17 gen labourers [parents surnames listed as 'Knapman', Philip & William's surname 'Soper']; grandchildren Thomas Knapman 10 & Isabella M Knapman 8; mother-in-law Peggy T Hillson 84 widow all b.S.Brent (house perhaps shared with Mary Bakerham 78 widow & grandau 10?) scan
: '01cen Richard 71 coal merchant, self employed, at 7 Church St, S.Brent; b.S.Brent; Elizabeth 70 b.Cornwood, Dev; son William 27unm tea dealer; grandchildren Thomas Soper 20unm grocer? & Arabella M Soper 19 mothers help all b.S.Brent scan
: '01cen Philip H 35 market gardener, self employed, in 3 rooms [next door] at 8 Church St, S.Brent; b.SB; Anna S 40 b.Plympton, Dev; Millie 5; Mabel I 3 both b.S.Brent scan
: '01cen connection? next door at 4 Church St; William 48unm journeyman shoe maker, lodging with George Andrews 51 mason & wife Harriet 49 scan : [William b.1854, Totnes; b.deaf & dumb, parents? Henry & Eliza Maddick m.1852]
: 1901 Philip gardener & greengrocer. His house in Church St, S.Brent & 3 others destroyed by fire 25 Feb 1901; If started 1am next door at Mr Hawken's house, baker & grocer where, with no time to dress, William Soper a young man assisting in the business there & was sleeping in a back bedroom, got their 8m baby down a ladder & then broke the fall of Mrs Hawkens & an aunt 87 dropped 10ft through a hatch to a passage below. Next door Mr & Mrs Soper & their 2 children escaped before the fire broke through the wall, their furniture destroyed. Frederick Soper & W Soper, W Pearse jun, E Luscombe jun, William Ealey, & Charles Langdon & others poured buckets into the furnace from ladders until the roof crashed down. (S Brent hand pump broke & Totnes Brigade 7m away, arrived 4am after delay finding horses). Those who lost home & possessions in an hour or two were sheltered by friends; from Totnes Times, 2 Mar
: ?a Richard Soper (c1827-1909) d.Jan>Mar 1909, age 82, Totnes, Dev [seems 3y too old, but bpt 1828 & in census +2 or 3y]
: '11cen Thomas 30unm farm labourer, worker at home in 3 rooms at Cheston Cottage, South Brent, b.Brent, Dev; Elizabeth Horton Soper 79 old age pensioner {m.36y, 8 births, 3 alive}; b.Corwood, Dev; William 37 blind 20y (or age 20?) rh sergt?; b.Brent; also sister Mary Elizabeth William 45, married {m.20y, 4 births, all alive}, neice Gwendoline May Gwilliam 15 domestic at home both b.Brent & nephew George Albert Gwilliam 2 b.Ditton Priors, Shrops scan
: Elizabeth H (c1832-1913) d.Jul>Sep 1913, age 81, Totnes, Dev : [*from a Knapman family page]

Samuel Soper m.Rebecca Ford Jul>Sep 1858, Kingsbridge, Devon (bmd); Samuel ?b.1837 Loddiswell to Joseph & Susanna wo m.bef.1833
- ?a Samuel George Soper b.Apr>Jun 1859, & d.Jan>Mar 1860, both Plymouth
- Sarah Ann Soper b.Oct>Dec 1859, Plymouth bmd dist,
- William John Ford Soper b.Jul>Sep 1861, Plymouth : ('91cen stoker, HMS Ringarooma 24) : m.Lillie Ellen L Couch 1902; d.1940
- George Henry Soper b.Jul>Sep 1863, Woodleigh (Kingsbridge bmd dist)
- Susan Jane Soper b.Jan>Mar 1868, Dartington (Totnes bmd dist); dom serv Kingston, Sy '01/'11cen; m.John Dingwall 1922, Kingston
: '61cen The 3 not vis
: '71cen Samuel 34 water bailiff at Staverton Bridge, Dartington; b.Loddiswell; Rebecca 33, b.Woodleigh; Sarah Ann 11; William John 9 both b.Plymouth; George Henry 7 b.Woodleigh; Susan Jane 3 all scholars, b.Dartington : scan
: Mr Soper, Pathejohns & Hill, 3 keepers of River Avon, keeping watch on river between Bow & Harbertonford [2m SW Totnes] on Sat night & early Sun morning when they came upon 4 poachers. They were savagely attacked with large sticks & a salmon spear. Keepers hit & kicked, one much cut on head. 2 poacher secured & taken to Bow Mill; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 26 Jan 1870, from news.bl.uk; scan
: '81cen Samuel 43 game keeper water bailiff at Main Rd, Dartington, Dev; Rebecca 41 dressmaker b.Woodleigh, Dev; Susan J 13 b.Dartington, Dev : [William 10 & George 8 not vis]
: '91cen Samuel K Soper water bailiff game keeper (em'ee) 53 at Staverton Bridge, Dartingtonb.Loddiswell, Dev; Rebecca 52 dressmaker b.Woodleigh, Dev; William 24 stoker, crew HMS Ringarooma, Devonport; b.St Budeaux, Dev
: '01cen Samuel K 63 water mill [er?] in 3 rooms at Staverton Bridge, Dartington, Dev; b.Loddiswell, Dev; Rebecca 62 dressmaker; b.Woodleigh, Dev;
scan
: ??a Rebecca (c1839-1909) d.Apr>Jun 1909, Kingston, Surrey, age 70
: '11cen Samuel Knapman Soper widower 73 retired water baliff from Dart, Dev {4 births-crossed out} alone in 7 rooms at Loddiswell, Kingsbridge Dev; b.Loddiswell, Dev scan
: Samuel K Soper [2nd] m.Sarah Badger Oct>Dec 1912, Cardiff
: Samuel Knapman Soper d.18 Dec 1923, of 21 Gelligaer St, Cathays, Cardiff, Wales; probate Llandaff 14 Jan 1923 to Sarah Soper, [his] widow; estate £355 5s 2d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Samuel K (c1838-1923) d.Oct>Dec, Cardiff, Glam, age 85]
: Sarah Soper d.6 Jan 1933, widow of 21 Gelligaer St, Cardiff, Wales; probate Llandaff 25 Jan 1933 to Milton Walker, farmer, Frances May Walker, his wife; estate £608 16s 2d; from Probate Calender, scan [Sarah (c1854-1933) d.Jan>Mar, Cardiff, age 79; assume dau Frances M Badger m.Milton Walker 1927 Cardiff]

Robert Browne Soper m.Margaret Culley Oct>Dec 1858, Newton Abbott, Dev (bmd)
: Robert Browne Soper b.c1814 Dittisham to Peter who m.Brooking Agnes Luscombe
1793 Dittisham,
- Henry Soper b.c1858 Brixham (a Henry David b.Jul>Sep 1859, Totnes) (or a Henry b.Jan>Mar 1859, Newton Abbott)
- Edward Soper b.Oct>Dec 1860, Totnes, bmd dist [inc Brixham] ;
: '41cen Peter 70-4 yeoman, Agnes 70-4, Margaret 35-9, Edward 30-4, Robert 25-9 & Honor Luscombe 72, Harriet Trist 15, 3 servants; Elizabeth Brimicombe 20, Thomas Studworthy 19, John Jackman 14, Thomas Presland 30 ag lab :
: '61cen Robert B Soper 47 a farming 150a, empl 3: Margaret 30; Henry 2; Edward 1m? all b.Brixham; also 4 servants Jonas Pope 19 carter; Sarah Wotton 19 house servant; John Vincent 13 ploughboy; Elizabeth Wotton 14 child's maid all b.Brixham
: Robert Brown Soper d.12 Mar 1864, of Boohay, Brixham, Dev; died Boohay, probate Exeter 7 Apr to Edward Luscombe Soper, farmer of Upton, Brixham, brother, John Brown Soper* grocer of Barnstaple, Dev, nephew, exectors; estate under £2,000; from Probate Calender scan : [d.Jan>Mar 1864, Totnes] : [*John Browne Soper (c1840-1872) wine merchant m.Fanny Susannah Daley 1863, Eton, Bucks]
: '71cen Margret (c1823-?) annuitant living on interest of money 48, b.Brixham; at Milton St, Brixham; Henry 12; Edward 10 both scholars, b.Brixham : scan, also unm sisters Sarah Colley 60 & Elizabeth Calley 58, both annuitants interest of money, b.Brixham
: '81cen Margret 58 annuitant at 68 Milton St, Brixham; Edward 20 unm clerk to auctioneer; Sarah Colley sister 70unm annuitant all b.Brixham
: ?an Edward (c1861-1885) d.Jul>Sep 1885, Totnes, Dev, age 24 : [Edward not vis '91cen]
: Margaret (c1822-1889) d.Oct>Dec 1889, Totnes, age 67

John Soper, on the premises; contact on advert to rent at moderate terms, Lyneham Cottage, nr Chudleigh Bridge, Hennock, Dev, containing 2 sitting rooms, 4 bedrooms, kitchen, larder, pleasently situated, commanding a picturesque view of the river teign, abounding with fish (or apply to C Hutchings, auctioneer Bridge St, Exeter); in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' (pub.) 6 May 1858, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Mary Soper (Mrs) of Sheldon, Teignmouth attained her 100th year on Saturday last. She was born at Cockington, near Torquay, on 20 Mar 1758; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 25 Mar 1858, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['51cen Mary 92 widow pauper at Newton Abbot, with son Edward Parnell, 67] : ['41cen Edward Parnell 50-4. Mary Soper 80-4 'spinster?? crossed out]

Thomas Soper in Devon Court, 19 Oct 1858; sentence imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

Richard Soper seconded a motion at a meeting towards a fund for soldiers & families involved in The Indian Mutiny. £38 collected ; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 8 Oct 1857, from news.bl.uk; scan

James Soper, W Soper & Samuel Soper at dinner at Strangers Inn after 20th AGM of Newton Abbot Agricultural Labourers' Friend Society : James Soper of Hennock 2nd in 'Class 14 Rams of any age' (he bred ram himself & it served 40 ewes this season); Ann Harvey won 2nd prize for 19y with Mrs Jane Soper of Hennock for 'Class 4; Female Serv lived longest under Employers Roof'; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 11 Nov 1858, from news.bl.uk; scan

Jane Soper on bail for stealing flour ext, at Tavistock, Devon General Sessions, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 30 Dec 1858, from newspapers.bl.uk
: Jane Soper obtained goods under false pretences, 12lbs flour, 14lbs pollard, 1oz tea & ¼lb cheese from Mrs Mary Baker grocer of Tavistock. She took goods saying they were for her neighbour Mrs Mason, for whom she regularly shopped (who denied instructing her): Jane said there was not a bit of bread in the house at the time & 4 of her 12 children had died in last 12m, 2 just before the offence, she'd a baby in arms in dock & envinced great distress; Verdict at Tavistock Crown Court guilty; Mrs Baker recomended mercy, sentance 3w prison; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 13 Jan 1859, from news.bl.uk; scan : [charged police 1853, assused man of theft 1854?] : ['61cen a?? Joseph 48 ag lab at Wadditon Pool?, Stoke Gabriel; Jane 46 with 6 children 1-22 (5m SW Torquay). Or perhaps more likely? a Jane 40, widowed lace worker at Littleham [70m N] 4 children : 4-8 all b.Exmouth (10m N)]

Thomas Lear Soper m.Caroline Adams Oct>Dec 1858, Plymouth, Dev; Thomas b.24 Sep 1833 at Dodbrook, [½km NE Kingsbridge] Dev
- Thomas Lear Soper b.8 Jul 1862 Plymouth, Dev [b.Jul>Sep]; also RN seaman m.Alice Elizabeth Snell
1885 & m.Elizabeth Sarah Babb 1890; '91cen 28 carpenter RN; '11cen carpenter
- Sophia Soper b.Jul>Sep 1870, Plymouth, Dev : [but another Sophia 9m '71cen] '11cen 40unm dressmaker
- ? 'Florence Soper Soper' b.Jul>Sep 1877, Plymouth; 'Florrie' b.c1877 Devonport; '11cen 34unm dressmaker
- ? Soper 7 births recorded '11cen, 4 had died
: Thomas Lear Soper, Royal Navy nr 70921 : Register of Seamen's Service> b.Totnes, Dev, 24 Sept 1833 ref ADM 188/56 nationalarchives : [an ex RN artificer {a skilled person/engineer}, on Navy pension? see '11cen]
: '41cen; John30-4 at Harberton, Ann 25-9, Elizabeth 8, Thomas 7, George 5 & John 1, all b.Dev scan : [?assume John Lear Soper bpt.15 Apr 1807]
: '51cen ?Thomas 17 blacksmith with parents John 42 journeyman blacksmith at 13 Eldad Place, St Andrews, Plymouth, Dev; Ann 38 both b.Harburton, Dev; Elizabeth 18; Thomas 17 blacksmith both b.Dodbrook, Dev; George 15 currier; John 12 errand boy; Richard 9 scholar; William 7 both scholars all b.Harburton scan scan
: '61cen; Caroline 23 17 Cecil St, St Andrew, Dev; b.Southcool
: '61cen; Thomas L 28unm leading stoker on vessel on St Jean d'Acre, Cadiz Bay [HMS St Jean d'Acre (1853-75) a 101 gun screw, 2 deck battleship wiki; 930 men, 1853-61]
: '71cen; Caroline 33 carpenter's wife, Royal Navy, b.St Pool; at 14 John St, Charles, Plymouth; Thos L 8 scholar; Frances K 5 both scholars; Sophia 9m, all b.Plymouth
: '71cen; Thomas 37 Engine Room Artifer RN; patient at Royal Naval Hospital Plymouth, East Stonehouse; b.Kingsbridge, Dev scan
: '81cen; Thomas L 47 blacksmith at 15 Princes St (Barnstaple Inn), Stoke Damerel; b.Dodbrook, Dev; Caroline 43 b.Southpool, Dev; Thomas L 18 shipwright; Sophie 10 both b.Plymouth; Flora 4 both scholars b.Devonport, Dev ('81cen a 3rd unconnected Thomas Lear Soper, 68 at Isle of Wight, Hants)

Thomas Lear Soper (1862-?) b.Plymouth, 8 Jul 1862, nr131204, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/177
: '91cen; Thomas L 57 pensioner at 18 Victoria St, Plymouth Charles; b.Kingsbridge; Caroline 53 b.Kingsbridge; Sophia 20 dressmaker (em'ee) b.Plymouth; Florence 14 dressmaker apprentice, b.Devonport; scan
: '01cen; Thomas 67 on own means at 46 Beaumont Rd, Plymouth, b.Dodbrooke; Caroline 60 b.Kingsbridge; Sophia 30unm dressmaker b.Plymouth; Florence 24unm dressmaker; b.Devonport ; scan
: '11cen; Thomas Lear Soper 77 Royal Navy pensioner in 6 rooms at 7 Greenbank Ave, Plymouth, St Judes; b.Dodbrook; Caroline 72 {m.52y, 7 births, 4 died} b.South Pool; & unm dau's Sophia 40 b.Plymouth; Florrie 34 dau both dressmakers at home, b.Devonport : scan
: Thomas L Soper (c1833-1914) d.Oct>Dec 1914, age 81, Plymouth
: ?Caroline Soper (c1838-1937) d.Jan>Mar 1937, age 99, Plymouth
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: other Lear Sopers
: John Lear Soper d.Oct>Dec 1860, Plymouth, Dev [speculate eldest son of Thomas Lear Soper who m.1858]
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son Thomas Lear Soper m.Alice Elizabeth 'Bessie' Snell Jan>Mar 1885, Stoke Damerel, Dev (bmd) : [Thomas Lear Soper b.8 Jul 1862 Plymouth to Thomas Lear Soper & Caroline Adams who m.1858]
: wife Alice Elizabeth Soper (c1866-1887) d.Apr>Jun, Stoke Damerel, age 21 (b.Devonport) [no birth vis that ¼]
: 2nd m Thomas Lear Soper m.Elizabeth Sarah Babb; Jul>Sep 1890 SD ('Bessie' b.Devonport)
- Albert Lear Soper b.Apr>Jun 1891 Devonport (SD RD) m.Vera Boon 1 Mar 1916, St Jude, Plymouth, Dev (m.Jan>Mar) d.9 May 1917 Pas de Calais, France, WW1; Private, Royal Fusiliers, parents Thomas & Bessie
: '91cen Thomas L 28 carpenter royal navy (em'ee) in 3 rooms at Stoke Damerel, Dev; b.Plymouth, Dev; Elizabeth L 26; Albert L 1m both b.Devonport, Dev; scan
: '01cen Thomas L 38 warrant officer RN at 37 Waterloo Stoke Damerel (4 rooms); b.Plymouth Elizabeth S 36 & Albert L 10 both b.Devonport; scan : [2 households at address & sharing household with John Bab 69 retired joiner, wife Sarah 76 & dau 33] [assume in-laws]
: '11cen; Thomas L 48m carpenter on "Dominion", 2nd Division, Home Fleet Overseas, Royal Navy; at Glengariff Harbour, Ireland; b.Plymouth; scan
: '11cen; Elizabeth Sarah 46 {m.21y, 1 birth} in 4 rooms at 37a Waterloo St, Devonport, Dev; Albert Lear Soper 20 draper (employee) both b.Devonport scan
: Albert Lear Soper d.9 May 1917, Private 9th Royal Fusiliers; of 69 Beaumont Rd, Plymouth, Dev; died Canadian General Hospital Etaples, France; 'administration (with will)' Exeter 13 Nov 1917 to Vera Soper, widow; estate £20 14s; will & probate from Probate Calender scan
:
: Elizabeth Sarah Soper d.15 Jun 1927, age 46, wife of Thomas Lear Soper of Holsworthy Ho, 28 Battery Rd, Brixham, Dev; probate Exeter 13 Dec 1927 to William Thomas Hutchings, police detective inspector; estate £582; from Probate Calender, scan [Elizabeth S (c1854-1927) d.Jun>Sep Totnes, age 63]
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John Lear Soper m.Anne bef.1843 not vis
- Elizabeth b.c1843, Thomas b.c1834, George b.c1836
- John Lear Soper b.Jul>Sep 1839, Totnes, Dev
- Richard Soper b.Jan>Mar 1842, Totnes, [assumed from bapt.30 Jan below no death vis {imminent?} ??a Richard d.there 1845?]; '81cen 38unm naval pensioner; m.Hannah Maria Dimond
1889, Stoke Damerel, Dev; dockyard labourer
- William Soper b.Apr>Jun 1844 Totnes [guessed only from bpt.27 May 1844; assume John L 5 bapt as job lot?]; m.Sophia Crapp Thomson 1877, Plympton; '81cen William 37 chief petty officer; ?m.Alice Sharp 1896, Stoke Damerel
- Sophia Soper b.Jul>Sep 1870, Plymouth
- Harriet Soper b.Jan>Mar 1854, Plymouth [27unm in '81cen]
: '41cen; John 30-4, blacksmith at Little Englebones, Hennock; Ann 25-9, Elizabeth 8, Thomas 7, George 5, John 1
: 1844 John & Ann/Anne Soper bapt.Richard 30 Jan 1842*, John Lear Soper & William both 27 May 1844 at Harberton, Dev [2mSW Totnes], father a smith from Little Englebourne. [½m E] (*Privately bapt by me R F B Rickards; Admitted to the congregation 27 May 1844) from freegen.com
: '51cen; John Line Soper 54 head blacksmith at 2 Claremont Place, St Andrews, Plymouth; b.Harburton; Ann 49 b.Dodbrooken; Sophia 9; Harriete 7 both scholars b.Plymouth scan
: '61cen; John Line Soper 54 blacksmith at Claremount Place, St Andrew; b.Harberton: Ann 49 b.Dodbrooken; Sophia 9; Harriett 7 both scholars b.Plymouth, also Grace Webber b.c68 Witton Gifford
: John Lear Soper (c1807-1867) d.Apr>Jun 1867, Plymouth, Dev, age 60
: '71cen; Anne 59, housekeeper at 15 Edgcumbe Place, Stoke Damerel, Dev; b.Dodbrook; William 27 seaman RN; b.Harberton; Harriett 17 dom serv; b.Plymouth
: '81cen; Ann 69 15 Edgcumbe Pl, Stoke Damerel, b. Dodbrooke; Richard 38unm naval pensioner; b.Harberton Ford, Dev; Harriet 27unm upholsteress; b.Plymouth : [?Ann d.Apr>Jun 1887 Plymouth, age 75]
: '91cen; Richard 49 labourer dockyard (em'ee) 14 Palmerston St, Stoke Damerel; b.Harberton, Dev; wife Hannah 46 b.Bodmin, Con
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: Stanley Lear Soper b.Jan>Mar 1894, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev
: Stanley Soper 17, ... Farm, St Thomas, Dev; with Henry 55 farmer; Frances 45; Stanley 17 farmers son; Marshall 15; Isadore F 13; Oswald 10; Nancie J 8 all at school; all b.Dev
: Stanley Lear Soper & Gordon Hugh McMurtrie (& Tozers, Dawlish, solicitors), trustees for John Golding Yandle farmer of Cofford Fm, Starcross, Dev who d.4 May 1953 Lon Gazette
: Stanley Lear Soper d.30 Dec 1966, of 'Exeleigh South', Starcross, Devon, a retired farmer. Claims to Leonora Emmeline Soper, Margaret Gwyneth Soper & Bryan Yandle : London Gazette

: [John m.Ann bef.1858] John m.Ann bef.1858
- Eliza Ann Soper b.c1858 Devonport : [not vis bmd; '91cen 33unm charwoman] '01cen 40unm keeps the house for father
- John Soper b.c1861 Devonport; '01cen 30unm merchant seaman
- - William Charles Soper b.Jan>Mar 1877, Stoke Damerel, Devon
- - John Broomer Soper b.Apr>Jun 1880, Stoke Damerel, Dev' [no Broomer m vis] ?m.Minnie Libby 1902, Devonport,
: ??'71cen John 70 shoemaker, at Paper Mills, South Brent; Jane 74; John 43 shoemaker, all b.Brent, Dev scan : [but Johns age wrong]
: '81cen John 60 cordwainer; wife Clym 52; Eliza Ann 23u servant; grandsons William C 4 & John B 1 all b.Devonport [no Clym d.vis bmd, perhaps Ann?]
: '91cen John 72 shoemaker (em'ee) in 2 rooms at 5 Cornwall St, Stoke Damerel, Dev; b.Devonport, Dev; Ann 66 shoemaker; b.Plymouth, Dev; dau Eliza 33unm charwoman; son John 30unm merchant seaman (em'ee); son William C 11 errand boy (em'ee) 14 merchant seaman & son John B scholar all b.Devonport; scan
: 1900 ?an Ann d.Apr>Jun 1900, age 76, Devonport, Dev
: '01cen John 81 widow parish pay in 3 rooms at 7 Cornwall St, Devonport, Dev; dau Eliza 40unm keeps the house; & grandsons William 23unm clothiers shop, clothes assistant; John 21unm labourer all b.Devonport; scan : [no Eliza 50 or John 40 vis '11cen]
: 1904 ?an Eliza Ann Soper (c1859-1904) d.Apr>Jun 1904, age 45, Devonport
: 1910 ?a John Soper (c1819-1910) d.Jul>Sep 1910, age 91, Plymouth, Dev : [only death vis bmd]
: '11cen grson John 30 van driver for grocer in 2 rooms, + shop rooms, at 32 James St, Devonport, Dev; Minnie {m.9y, 2 births, 1 alive} 28 fish dealer (at home); Alfred 4; all b.Devonport scan

Edward L Soper of Brixham, bought game certificate for 1858, £4 10d; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 30 Sep, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
Edward Luscombe Soper charged Nicholas Adams with forgery with intent to defraud 28 Apr 1858 at Brixham; Adams obtained a horse from Soper using a paper signed Mr Bartlett. Judge said as Mrs Bartlett not in court to contradict it, if Adams believed she authorised him to sign her husband's name, the jury should acquit; Not Guilty; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 5 Aug 1858, from
news.bl.uk; scan
E Soper of Brixham 1 of 4 overseers appointed for Brixham, at Paignton Petty Sessions; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 14 Apr 1859, from
news.bl.uk; scan : [Edward Luscombe Soper (1808-1871) unm farmer of Brixham]

Thomas Soper (c1838-?) a deserter from HMS Cordelia, 11 Jul 1859; description Ordinary Seaman 21, 5'6", light hair, hazel eyes; marks of bracelets on both wrists; of Eggbuckland, Dev : source [Possibly this was in Polynesia? In 1856 an English trader, William Fox, was murdered by a chief on Savaii, Polynesia. In 1859 HMS Cordelia visited, demanding the murderer & strung him on the yard arm. The ship also visited Tanna Island 1859 & in Australia by Dec. Another 2 deserters recorded 28 Apr].
a Soper was listed as a deserter in the Police Gazette - An index to soldiers of British army regiments, Royal Marines & the Honourable East India Company between 1828 & 1840. The details on a CD published by Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society. (So seems this is not this Thomas Soper) : source

Jane Soper m.John Preston or Jervis Lang Jul>Sep 1859, Totnes, Dev (assume children below)
: Henry Soper Preston b.Oct>Dec 1860; d.Jan>Mar 1861, both Totnes
: Henry Soper Preston b.Jan>Mar 1862 & d.Oct>Dec 1862, both Totnes

William Soper m.Betsy Baker Apr>Jun 1859, Tavistock, Dev (bmd) : [guessed marriage, if so 2nd one] see Con 1845
: William Soper d.19 Apr 1891 of Lady Cross, Werrington, Devon; died Lady Cross; 25 Aug 1891 to Betsey Soper of Lady Cross, the widow & sole executrix; estate £471 19s 9d; from Probate Calender, scan : [William] (c1815-1891) d.Jan>Mar], St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev], age 76]

Soper, a man, fined 20s to cover expences for stealing the toll at the Haydon Gate; Court at Exeter Castle on Friday, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 20 Jan 1859, from newspapers.bl.uk

Mary Soper m.Jarvis Lang 21 Aug 1859 at South Brent, daughter of John Soper, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 1 Sep, from newspapers.bl.uk

Joseph Soper of Kenton, shareholder of Devon & Cornwall Banking Co ; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 17 Feb 1859, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [a Joseph of Kenton in 1879 Directory below]
: ['71cen Joseph 51 farmer of emp 7 laborers & 2 boys, at Cheverstone Barton, Kenton, Dev, b.Exminster; Ann 49; Emma 18; Joseph 10; Charlott 7 both scholars all b.Kenton :
scan (not vis '61cen)] : [1st dau Emma b.1852]

Henry Soper a licenced hackney-cab at Torquay Police Office. He summonsed Rev W B Davis, curate of Upton Church for refusal to pay 5s. He was kept waiting for some hours late 12 Jan & the Rev offered 3s; Rev directed to pay with costs; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 3 Feb 1859, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['61cen Henry 26, cab proprietor at 11 Livan St East, Tormoham; b.Dolton, Dev Anne 25 b.Isle of Man; John H 3 & Joseph W 2 both b.Torquay, Dev]

J B Soper, of Dartmouth, an agent of Royal Insurance Co; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 6 Oct 1859, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [? a John Browne Soper m.Fanny Susannah Daley 1863, Eton, Bucks (?but b.c1840 so if him age 19?)] : [a J B Soper ship owner, Dartmouth 1867]

Thomas Soper m.Susanna Chapel Jan>Mar 1859, Tavistock, Dev (bmd district inc Buckland) [but ?a Thomas/Susanna m. Exeter 1860]
?a : '61cen Thomas 30, a miner b.Egg Buckland Susanna 23 b.Buckland Monachorum & William H 11m b.Tavistock

John Soper m.Susan Emily Shackles Jul>Sep 1859, Tiverton, Dev (bmd)
- Bessey Soper b.Apr>Jun 1860, Tiverton
'Evans'/Tiverton connection; - ??Henry Evans Soper b.Apr>Jun 1860, Tiverton [not in census assumed son of Henry m.Jane Brabham
1858, Tiverton, Dev] : marine engineer, to Canada 1933 & 6; [d.25 Nov 1941, Southend, age 81]
- Emily Susan Soper b.Apr>Jun 1862, Tiverton
- William Henry Soper b.22 Feb 1864 [Apr>Jun] Tiverton; m.Alice Horwill 1899; house decorator '01/'11cen
- John M Soper b.Feb 1866, [b.Jan>Mar] Exeter, Dev : [?John Martin Soper m.Annie F S Harris 1890]
- James Evens Soper b.Jul>Sep 1868; James Evans Soper d.Jul>Sep 1869, age 1, both Exeter
- Herbert Evans Soper 'Bertie' b.Aug 1870, [Jul>Sep] Exeter, an engineer fitter : Herbert Evens Soper m.Flora Jane Wyatt Jan>Mar 1893 Exeter; d.1949 Radnor St, Swindon, Wilts; 'Herbert Evins' below [seems Evens/Evans/Evins interchangable?]
- Kate Mary Soper b.Oct>Dec 1872, Exeter : '91cen tailoress 18; '01cen shirt machinist 28; m.Frederick John Dart Jul>Sep 1904, Exeter (probate below)
- Ellen Hannah Soper b.Jan>Mar 1875, Exeter : '91cen milliner 16
- Edmund James Soper b.Jul>Sep 1878, Exeter; (but Edward James in '91cen); m.Elspeth Helen Gibson Jul>Sep 1902, Exeter
- Sidney Carey Soper b.Jan>Mar 1882, Exeter; Sidney Cary Soper m.Lizzie Florence Burrows 3 Aug 1907 Exeter [m.Jul>Sep]
- ? Soper b.? [1 or 2 other births, for 12 recorded '11cen]
: '41cen William 45 ag lab at Sowits? Hills, Tiverton; Elizabeth 40 Elizabeth 12 Henry 9 Mary 7 John 1, all b.Dev scan
: '61cen John 21, a carpenter 2 Close Cottage, Exeter Holy Trinity, Dev; b.Twerton; Susan Emily 21 b.Barnstaple; Bessie 1m? b.Twerton
: '71cen John joiner 31; at Fore Street Hill, Allhallows on the Walls, Dev, b.Tiverton; Susan Emley 31, b.Tiverton; Bessey 10; Emley Susan 9; William Henry 7 all b.Tiverton; John Martin 5 all scholars; Herbert Evens 7m, both b.Exeter'; scan : ['81cen not vis]
: 1874 John Soper b.22 Feb 1864, admitted 4 Aug 1874 to Rack Street Central School, Exeter, from Mint School; father a carpenter of Fore Street Hill; William Soper b.Feb 1866, admitted 10 Aug 1874; Bertie Soper b.Aug 1870, admitted 29 Sep 1874; scan scan
: '91cen John 51 builder (em'er) at 27 Dean St, St Leonard, Dev; b.Tiverton, Dev; Susan Emily 51 b.Barnstaple, Dev; Kate Mary 18 tailoress (em'ee); Ellen Hannah 16 milliner (em'ee); Edward Jas 12 joiner's appren (em'ee); Sidney Cavey 9 scholar  b.all b.Exeter scan
: '91cen Herbert E Sopher 22unm engine fitter at 2 Silton Road, (Mere), Bourton (N Dor), Wilts; b.Exeter, Dev boarding with Thomas W Willows 48 moulder foreman b.Lincs, wife b.Staffs dau 21 & 17 & boarder Walter H Taylor 23 iron turner b.Wilts; scan
: 1892 Susan E Soper pauper patient from 8 Apr 1892 Exeter [Asylum at Exminster, Exeter?], Devon, discharged recovered 25 Oct 1902 [10y later]; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan
: '01cen; John 61 married builder at 4 Temple Rd, Exeter; b.Tiverton, Dev; Kate M 28 shirt machinist; Ellen H 26; Sidney C 19 sign painter & decorator, all b.Exeter; scan [Susan not vis, confirming above]
: ?'01cen; Ed J 22 carpenter & joiner at 23 Pownall Rd, Fulham, Lon; b.Exeter, Dev; boarding with John Mugford 32 b.Dev, wife 33 b.Scotland & sons 8 & 5 & boarder John Cooper 25 grocers shopman b.Scotland scan
: 1904 Susan Emily pauper patient from 14 Feb 1908 Exeter [Asylum at Exminster, Exeter?], Devon, died there [3y later] 2 Jan 1911; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan
: 1911 Susan E Soper (c1839-1911) d.Jan>Mar 1911, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Devon, age 72
: '11cen John 71 widowed joiner, retired builder (a rheumatic) {m.12y, 8 births; 4 alive} in 5 rooms at 4 Temple Rd, Larkbeau?, Exeter, Dev; b.Fivestone?, Dev; Ellen Hannh 36 house keeper; b.Exeter scan
: 1922 John d.8 May 1922, retired builder of Exeter, Dev; probate Exeter 19 May 1922 to [son] Herbert Evins Soper engineer fitter, Frederick John Dart, solicitor's managing clerk [husband of Kate]; estate £2,131 3s 1d; from Probate Calender, scan : [John (c1840-1922) d.Apr>Jun Exeter, age 82]

Edward Soper m.Wilmot Anne Northcott Oct>Dec 1859, Newton Abbott, Dev (bmd)
: bpt.11 Oct 1833 Hennock youngest son of James m.Sarah nee Soper Oct
1819
- Mark Edward Northcott Soper b.4 Jul 1860 Doddiscombsleigh* [b.Jul>Sep St Thomas RD], Dev
- Walter James Soper b.Jan>Mar 1862, Doddiscombsleigh [St Thomas]; [assume late register of the son b. to Mr E 30 Nov 1861 D'leigh] ['71cen? 9 boarding at Wolborough, Newton A] : [to US c1882; m.Zilpha Marian Campbell; '00cen 39 stockman at Custer, S.Dakota; d.1937 SD; New Soper Compendium p.265]
- George Wilmot Soper (1864-1952) b.13 Mar [b.Apr>Jun St Thomas, {Exmouth}, Dev; horse driver/hauler; m.Decima Robins Oct>Dec 1889, Bristol, Glos; d.E Glam, age 87
- Ernest Northcott Soper b.Jul>Sep 1865, Doddiscombsleigh [St Thomas] ; '81cen age 5; not vis '91cen; '01cen 35 cook, officers mess; Hants; '11cen chef officer at Guildford; d.Apr>Jun 1911 Guildford, age 45
- Margaret White Soper b.Oct>Dec 1867, Doddiscombsleigh [St Thomas] '91cen governess 23; '11cen housekeeper 42unm; d.1945, age 77
- William White Soper b.19 Jan 1869, Doddiscombsleigh [b.Jan>Mar St Thomas] : m.Margaret Smith Farmer Jul>Sep 1904 Cockermouth, Cumb : '11cen 42 in Lancs : [??a William W Soper d.1928 Chapel-le Frith, Derbyshire, age 59]
- Evan Paul Soper (1871-1935) b.13 Apr* Doddiscombsleigh [b.Apr>Jul St Thomas] imm.1889 m.c1899 Rosana Ashlock (b.Oct 1866 Illinois); '00cen 34 butcher at St Louis, MI; d.St Louis
- Ralph Septimus Soper b.12 Oct 1872* [b.Oct>Dec St.T]; d.23 Oct 1874* [d.Jul>Sep, age 1], both Doddiscombsleigh [St Thomas reg dist] Great Leigh, bur 26 Sep 1874 Doddiscomb
- Winifred Alice Soper b.Jan>Mar 1874, Doddiscombsleigh [St Thomas RD] '01cen nurse 27unm; unm nurse to US 1912, 21 & 24; d.Jun 1953 Newton Abbot*
- Samuel Sercombe Soper b.Apr>Jun 1875, Doddiscombsleigh [St Thomas RD] m.Oct>Dec 1899, St George Hanover Sq Bessie Louisa Davey; d.23 Mar* 1902 [d.Jan>Mar Lambeth age 25]
+ another son - George Soper b.? George E M d.1967 Redlands, California, in WWI; sons George jnr Mark both in WW2; from Soper Compendium p.265
: '61cen Edward 27 farming Great Leigh (207a), Doddiscombsleigh, emp 4, b.Hennock; Wilmot A 25 b.Manaton; Mark Edward Nor 9m, also Mary Jane Abraham 16 housemaid b.Christow; John Partridge 16 ploughman b.S.Bovey; Sarah H Partridge 17 house servant b.Hennock : ['41cen a William 45-9 farmed Leigh see]
: ??perhaps the Mr Soper of Doddiscombeleigh at dinner following Dunsford Agricultural Association Meeting; 1861
: 1869 an? Edward of Christow [S edge of Dartmore] had potatoes stolen by Ann Beer, value 2d; Pleaded guilty; fine 15s to cover costs; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 27 Oct; scan
: '71cen Edward 38 farmer at Great Leigh Farm, Doddiscombsleigh, 200a empl 3 laborers & 2 boys, b.Hennock; Wilmot Anne 36, b.Manston; Ernest Northcott 5; Margaret White 3; William White 2 all b.Doddiscombsleigh & servants Elizabeth Phillips 17 John Bowdon, William Gill 16 & Charlotte Partridge 11;
scan
: '71cen Mark E N 10 at South Devon Cottages, Wolborough, Newton Abbott & Walter J 9 scholar boarders both b.Doddescombe Leigh boarding with James Jerried 56 engine fitter b.Exeter, Annie 51 b.Bristol, boarders Charles H Bickford 25 railway clerk b.Stonehouse & Wilfred T Stecke b.Hennock : scan, &
: '71cen George 7, at Botter Farm, Hennock; b.Doddiscombe, with uncle & aunt [mother's sister? m.not vis], George Stook 46 farming 167a & Margaret W 42 with Mark Northcott 75 gentleman widower, & others scan & scan
: Edward Soper of Doddiscombleigh, E in 1879
: Wilmot Anne Soper d.Apr>Jun 1877, St Thomas, Dev age 42
: '81cen Edward 47 farmer Great Leigh Farm, Doddiscombsleigh; b.Hemyock; Walter J 19 farmer; Margaret W 13; Evan Paul 12; Winifred A 7 scholars; son Samuel S 5 all b.Doddiscombsleigh; also Elisabeth Manley 36 unm house keeper b.Bradninch, Dev; Ann Leaman 16 serv b.Alphington; William Loreys 16 b.Bridford; Henry Northcott 14 b.Dunchideock, both indoor serv [Edward's wife ne Northcott] ; also visitor [of housekeeper?] Mary A Manley 24 b.Bradninch
: '81cen George W17 chemist (apprentice) at Fore St, Okehampton, Dev; b.Doddiscombsleigh, Dev with chemist Seth Harry 31 b.Halwill, Dev; Anne S Harry 25 b.Okehampton, son 7m; apprentice 18, gen serv 23 & nurse 16
: 1881 William White Soper b.19 Jan 1868 admitted to Bradninch National School, Bradninch from Doddiscombeigh school; admitted grade 1; 21 Mar 1881; parent/guardian William Manley of Fore St; Left school 28 Aug 1881 scan
: 1882 William b.19 Jan 1869 admitted 17 Apr 1882 to Dunsford County Primary School, Dunsford from Bradninch; father Edwin of Doddiscombeleigh scan
: '91cen Margaret W 23 unm domestic governess, an assistant at William & Jane Hill 57 & 50 at Fortescue, Nether Exe, Rewe, Dev & sons Herbert 21 & Alfred 20 [seems a tad old?] , groom 15 & cook 17 scan
: '91cen Winifred 17 niece & ag ass at Waddon Farm, Chudleigh with George & Margaret Stooke 67 b.Thrushham & 65 b.Manaton dau Annie 32 & Alfred b.Hennock; & sister-in-law Elizabeth Nortcott 60 b.Manaton; dom serv 14 & ag labs 20 & 15
: '91cen Samuel Sereombe Soper 15 farmers son b.Doddiscombsleigh cousin with James Bawdon farmer of Leigh Farm, Hennock 37 b.Hennock & wife Emily 26 b.Bovey Tracey (who m.Jul>Sep 1890 Newton Abbot), Annie Holmes 16 dom serv b.BT & Oliver William Rabjohns 15 Ag Lab b.NA scan
: '01cen Ernest 35 cook officers mess at 58 Grosrende Rd, Aldershot military, in Stanhope & Wellington Lines, (Holy Trinity), Hants, b.Doddiscombsleigh, Dev; scan : [not vis '91cen, army?]
: '01cen Margaret W 33 housekeeper domestic at Whipton, Heavitree, Dev; b.Doddiscombsleigh, Dev; Henry Rew 29 widowed farmer b.Heavitree, dau 3 & widowed mother 49, nurse 23, kitchen maid 14 & cow boy 15 scan
: '01cen Winifred 27unm hospital nurse at 86 Kennington Park Rd, Lambeth, Lon, b.Doddiscombe, Dev & a gen serv, 3 patients 7, 11 & 17 & 2 other nurses scan
: '11cen ?Edward 76 widower, old age pensioner in 5 rooms at 43 Salisbury Rd, St Thomas, Exmouth, Dev; b.Hennock, Dev; boarding with John Thomas Pyne 29 brick layer labourer b.Budleigh Salterton, Dev; Maud Mary Pyne 30 {m.3y}, sons 2 & 10m all b.Exmouth scan : [Edward not vis '91/'01; (in US??)]
: '11cen Ernest Northcott Soper 45 chef, officer mert (employee) in 12 rooms at 10 North St, Guildford, b.Doddescombsleigh, nr Exeter, Dev; visiting Martha Anstey 68 widow {8 births, 6 alive} restaurant & hotel keeper b.Kennington, son Horace 35unm restaurant manager, son George Albert 26 auctioneers clerk, all b.Lon; visitor Louisia Marsden Mann 68unm private means, & Walter Edmund 37unm railway clerk; a waitess 21unm & housemaid 17 scan : [Einifred not vis '11cen]
: '11cen Margaret White Soper 42unm housekeeper in 12 rooms at Bridge/Farm, Totnes, b.Doddiscombsleigh, Dev; servant to William Searle Edwards 51 widower, farmer, son 19 & dau 15 all b.Bovey Tracy, dom serv 17 & cow boy 15 scan
: Ernest N Soper (c1866-1911) d.Apr>Jun 1911, Guildford, Sy, age 45
: Winefred Alice Soper (c1874-?) 38 sailed from Liverpool, on The Caronia, arriving Ellis Island, NY. 29 May 1912, Residence, Blackheath, London : [not vis '11cen]
: Edward Soper (c1834-1916) d.Jan>Mar 1916, age 82, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev : [not vis '91/'01cen] ; Edward 'd.c1916' from Soper Compendium p.265
: Winnifred Alice 47 sailed cabin class on "Albania" (Cunard Line) from New York arriving Liverpool, 20 Dec 1921; a nurse, Last permanant address US; Planned future residence England; address 16 Belmont Rd, Bovey Tracy, Dev; an; UK Incoming Register
: Winifred A Soper 50 sailed cabin class on "Albania" from NY arriving Lon, 3 Sep 1924; nurse; Last permanant address USA; Planned future residence Foreign Country, address Glenthorne, Shaldon, S.Dev, scan; UK Incoming Register : [d.not vis bmd]
: Margaret W Soper b.Apr>Jun 1945 Totnes, age 77
: * from wikitree

Mary Soper wife of John Soper, removal to Drewsteignton [where she would be elegable for poor relief] : 1859 : Overseers of the Poor, Chudleigh Parish, Devon Record Office, ref 3095 A-2/PO 10/69 www.a2a : [connection [dau?] to Mary a Drewsteignton pauper had bastard 1815?]

John Soper, b.Sowton, labourer. On Exeter Police charge sheets : Jun 1859 - Dec 1862 : source

William Soper died 28 Apr 1859 at Totnes, Dev 'much respected' : from The Times 30 Apr : 45/211p : [d.'20 Dec', Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 31 Dec] : [d.not vis bmd]

Richard Soper m.Mary Prowse Farley Oct>Dec 1859, Totnes, Dev
- Mary Jane Prowse Soper b.Jul>Sep 1860 Brixham [Totnes RD]; '11cen 20 unm gen; Mary Jane P Soper m.Edwin William R Shepperd Jan>Mar 1882, Totnes
- Nicholas George Soper b.Jan>Mar 1862 Brixham [Totnes]; apprenticed seaman 1876 Nicholas George Soper m.
1885, Totnes to Elizabeth Adams
- Richard Soper 18 May 1864 Brixham [b.Apr>Jun Totnes]; 12 crewing father's boat; fish boat master; in Navy Reserve; m.Elizabeth Parnell 1890, Pembroke [1y after Robert's m.there]
- Robert Nicholas Soper b.Apr>Jun 1866 Brixham [Totnes]; fish boat master; Navy Reserve; m.Elfrida Parnell 1889, Pembroke, (wife b.Pem'shr); d.1941
- Olive Soper b.Jan>Mar 1870 Brixham [Totnes]; '91cen 21unm dressmaker; m.William John B Harley Jan>Mar 1894 Totnes; '11cen 41m below
- Samuel Soper b.Apr>Jun 1872 Brixham [Totnes] skipper of fishing boat run-down by liner 1900, crew of 5 drowned [below]
- Ida Soper b.Apr>Jun 1874 Brixham [Totnes]; m.Osmond Barnes Jan>Mar 1894, Totnes; '11cen widow 37 + 4 children [below]
- Sydney John Soper b.Jul>Sep 1875 Brixham [Totnes]; '91cen 15 shoemaker
: '51cen Richard 14 farm servant at Hill House, Totnes, Dev, b.Stoke Gabriel, Dev; servant to John Churchill 70 freehold farmer 120a empl.3 b.SG, wife 30, dau 23 & 5 other children 16-6 all b.SG; Elizabeth Manley 26 house servant & farm serv Charles Furze 9 b.SG scan
: '61cen Richard 24 fisherman at Higher St, Brixham, Dev; b.Stoke Gabriel; Mary 24; Mary J Soper 1 both b.Brixham
: 1863 Richard 29 able seaman cert nr.10644, on 'Tom Sayers' of Dartmouth, nr.29511; 35 tons; 1 Jul>31 Dec, fishing S.Devon Coast, with master George Parnell 50; AB George Parnell 20 [his sons m.Parnells] & boy Richard Bulon 17; Merchant seaman record scan
: 1868 Richard Soper 30 able seaman cert nr.28019 on 'Fisher' of Brixham nr.56632, 53 ton; owner J Welling; master G Parnell 23, H Collings 50 AB & John Soper 14 boy [not son]; fishing off S.Dev 1 Jan>30 Jun; Merchant seaman record scan
: 1871 Richard b.[cMar 1864] admitted to Brixham National School, Brixham from age 6y 10m; 16 Jan 1871; family of Higher St scan & Robert b.[cApr 1866] admitted to Brixham National School, age 7y 10m; 16 Feb 1874; family of Paradise Alley scan
: '71cen Richard 33 fisherman at 9 Mill St, Brixham, Mary 33 b.Stoke Gabriel, Mary J 11, Nicholas 9, Richard 7, Robert 5 & Olive 1 all but Mary b.Brixham, Dev scan & scan2
: 1876 Richard 38 of Brixham; owner & master 'Wonder' of Brixham nr.56669, 39 ton; fishing S coast Devon; 1 Jan-30 Jun; Crew; Samuel How 38, William Elliot 23 & [son] Richard Soper 12 all b.Brixham; Merchant seaman record scan & scanb
: 1876 Richard 36 b.Brixham; master of 'Wonder'; fishing 1 Jul-30 Dec; crew Samuel Howe 40 mate & John Strong 19 able seaman; [son] Nicholas Soper 15; apprenticed age 14, 11 Nov 1876, joined 16 Dec 1876 Dartmouth; Merchant seaman record; scan, &, &
: '81cen Richard 44 at Paradise Alley, Brixham, Dev, fisherman, b.Stoke Gabriel; Mary 44; Mary J 20 unm gen serv; Nicholas G 19 unm; Richard 16 both fisherman; Olive 11; Samuel 9; Ida 7; Sidney J 5 all scholar; Elizabeth ELLIS sister widow 58 all b.Brixham, Dev : [no Soper/Ellis m.vis]
: '81cen Richard 44 b.Stoke Gabriel, fisherman at Paradise Alley, Brixham; Mary 44; Mary J 20 gen serv; Nicholas G 19 fisherman; Richard 16 fisherman; Olive 11; Samuel 9; Ida 7; Sidney J 5 all scholars b.Brixham
: '91cen Richard fisherman (em'ee)  54 at 7 Bay View Rd, Brixham, Dev; b.Stoke Gabriel, Dev; Mary 54; Olive 21 dressmaker (notem); Ida 17; Sydney 15 shoemaker (em'ee) all b.Brixham scan
: '91cen Robert I Soper 25 fisherman (em'ee) at 6 Bay View Rd, Brixham; Elfrida 24 scan
: 1900 sons Richard owner & skipper of trawler 'Briton' of Brixham nr.102994, 43 tons, crew of 4; ran into 'La Touraine' 3 Mar 1900 & lost with all hands, off Edystone light, English Channel [off Con/Dev border]; Richard skipper (stayed temporarily ashore at Brixham), Samuel Soper 27, 2nd hand to skipper, Edward Giles Bulley 43, 3rd hand to 2nd hand & Thomas Netherton 49, 3rd hand, Ernest John Tribble 19 apprenticed 1897 & Stephen Henry Bodennar 15 apprentice (all 5 drowned); Merchant seaman record 1900 scan, &, & : [?a Samuel 55 d.vis Nov>Dec bmd] : [skipper, Samuel 28 brother of the owner, leaves wife & child; Bulley wife & 6; W.Netherton 19unm & 2 apprentices; run down by steamer 'La Touraine' {520ft French transatlantic liner wiki}]
: 1900 sons Robert Nicholas Soper (1866-) b.Brixham; of 6 Bayview Terrace, Brixham cert nr.1592; R.Navy Volunteer nr.3120; owner & master [from 9 Oct] of 'Briton' [so vessel salvaged] nr.102994, 43 ton, crew 4, Trawling English Channel, 11 Jul 1900>31 Dec;
Richard Soper b.1863 Brixham previously on 'Emerald' 1900 RHV nr.2555; & 3 apprentices; Charles Richard Stooks 2nd hand b.1878 Brixham, ap.10 Dec 1895; Frederick George Mills 3rd hand b.1882 Hammersmith, [Lon] ap.3 Nov 97; Richard Kemel Soper Shepperds b.1882 Brixam cook ap.2 Apr 00; Merchant seaman record scan & scan
: '01cen Richard 64 fisherman in 4 rooms at Ranscombe Rd, Brixham; wife Mary 64 both b.Brixham scan
: 1904 Richard Soper (c1837-1904) d.Apr>Jun, age 67, Totnes, Dev
: '11cen Mary Soper 74 widow in 5 rooms at 11 Belle View, Ranscombe, Brixham, Dev; b.Brixham; living with head dau-in-law Olive Harley 41m, her sister-in-law Ida Barnes 37 widow b.Brixham, & Barnes neices & nephews Richard 15 fisherman b.Brixham, Ida 12; Samuel 11 both b.Milford Haven & Olive 5 b.Cardif scan
: Richard Soper, b.18 May 1864 Brixham, Dev; nr.2555D; record BT 164/9 : Royal Naval Reserve Records of Service from nationalarchives
: ?a Mary P Soper (c1837-1920) d.Apr>Jun 1920, age 83, Totnes

Soper's Down 6 acres of barley & at Soper's Down Brake 3a 2r 2p of barley & 4a oats; Make 3 of 15 lots of cereals to be actioned 21 Jul 1859 at Twiscombe & Little Bowlish Farms, Whitstone, Dev, with pony, mare, carts & harnesses, property of Christopher Cheriton who is quitting the estate; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 14 Jul , from newspapers.bl.uk; scan

William Charles Soper m.Martha Rice Apr>Jun 1860, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev (bmd)
- Martha Ann Soper b.Jul>Sep 1874, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev; d.1891 age 17
: William Charles Soper ran a beerhouse, Sidwell St, Exeter, Gazetteer & Directory of Devon, 1878-9
exetermemories.co.uk : [William West ran it by 1897 Kellys Guide]
: '61cen William C 22, gardener at Luggs Farn Rd, Okehampton, Exeter, St Thomas the Apostle; b.St Thomas the Apostle; Martha 23, dress maker b.Ide : [also at Luggs Farm Rd, assume relations, Henry 59 farming 22 acres, wife Rebecca 56 & dau Mary Ann 21 (but not with them '41cen)]
: 1862 William & Martha Soper [ne Rice], witnessed m. of Mary Ann Soper & William Rice 1862
: '71cen William C 32 farmer of 55 acres, Kingwell Farm, Whitestone, Dev; b.St Thomas, Dev; Martha 33, b.Ide
: 1878 William Charles ran a beerhouse, 78 Sidwell St, Exeter, Gazetteer & Directory of Dev 1878-9 exetermemories.co.uk : [William West ran it by 1897 Kellys Guide]
: '81cen William C 43 publican; b.St Thomas, Dev; Martha 43 publican's wife; b.Ide, Dev; Martha A 6 scholar b.Whitestone, Dev; with niece Alice Rice 14 barmaid b.Kilburn, Lon; William Rice 78 father-in-law, retired farm laborer; John Miller lodge 27unm, ironfounders lbr; b.Exeter, Dev; Charles Squire 51 lodger, tailor b.Bradninch, Dev
: 1890 William Charles Soper, a publican, 'The Cattle Market' Bonhay Rd, Exeter; Whites Directory 1890
: '91cen William C 52 inn keeper (em'er) at 59 Bonhay Rd, Cattle Market Inn, Exeter, St Edmund; b.St Thomas, nr Exeter; Martha 53 b.Ide; Martha A 16 b.Whitestone; dom serv; Amy Wilkinson 20 & William Towill 19 carter (em'ee) both b.Exeter scan
: 1891 Martha Ann Soper (c1874-1891) d.Oct>Dec 1891, Exeter, Dev, age 17
: '01cen William C 62 haulier at 13 Landscore Rd, St Thomas, Dev; b.St Thomas, Exeter, Dev; Martha 63 & neice Edith A Rice 23unm domestic servant both b.Ide, Dev scan
: 1903 Martha Soper (c1839-1903) d.Jan>Mar 1903, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev, age 64
: 1904 William Charles Soper m.Harriett Saunders Apr>Jun 1904, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev (bmd)
: 1908 William Charles Soper d.14 Mar 1908, of 13 Landscore Rd, Exeter, St Thomas the Apostle, Dev; probate Exeter 23 Apr 1908 to Harriett Soper, widow; estate £499 8s 9d ; from Probate Calender, scan [William Charles (c1839-1908) d.Jan>Mar, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev, age 69]
: '11cen ?a Harriet Soper 62 widow, job nil, alone in 5 rooms at 29 Herrchell Rd, Exeter, b.East Church, Crediton; scan : [East Church not vis, Crediton in Exeter]
: 1911 ?a Harriett m..Apr>Jun 1911, Exeter, Dev (to either George Way or William Wright)

Mr Soper d.19 Mar at Fore St, Exmouth, age 42, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 28 Mar 1860, from newspapers.bl.uk : [John m.Jane Redmand Richards 1850] : [a John d.Jan>Mar 1860 at St Thomas]

Henry Soper in Devon Court, 16 Oct 1860; sentence Imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)
-
Ann Soper in Devon Court, 22 Oct 1860; sentence Imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

John Soper m.Mary Jane Dordan Apr>Jun 1860, Tavistock, Dev
- William Soper b.Jan>Mar 1861, Tavistock RD, Dev; b.Marystowe
- Mary Soper b.Jul>Sep 1862, Tavistock RD; b.Marystowe
- Emma Soper b.c1865 Marystowe [not vis bmd] '71cen 16
- John Lampear Soper b.Jan>Mar 1867, Tavistock RD; b.Petertavy; '71cen John Sampson Soper
- Henry Soper b.Apr>Jun 1869, Tavistock, Dev
- Ellen Soper b.Jul>Sep 1871, Tavistock
- Elizabeth Soper b.Apr>Jun 1873, Tavistock
- Lily Soper b.c1877 b.Milton Abbot, Dev or b.N.Sketton, Yorks; '01cen 21 : [?a Lily m.Tavistock 1903 (either Nicholas Mallett or Thomas Rockey)]
- Charles Soper b.Jan>Mar 1879, Tavistock, '01cen 22unm drapers ass; '11cen 33unm widow cleaner
- Alfred Soper b.Apr>Jun 1881, '01cen 19 grocers ass; m.Eda Toye Oct>Dec
1902 & Winifred Mary Soper b.Jul>Sep 1903 both Tavistock; '11cen dairyman 30
: John Lampeer Soper of Petertavy, Dev, grocer, draper & blacksmith, previously blacksmith of Tavistock, has been adjudged Court of Devonshire, Tavistock 9 Apr 1867, Creditors meeting, Guildhall, Tavistock 24 Apr at noon (London Gazette 12 Apr scan); Declaration of dividend & bankruptcy annulled 11 Jul (2 Aug); & in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 3 Aug, from news.bl.uk; scan
: '61cen John 24, lodger blacksmith at Lydenham, Marystow; Mary Jane 22 dressmaker; William 2m all b.Marystow; in household b.Henry Dorden 49, a gardener b.Kelly; wife Mary Dorden 51 b.Milton Abbot; Richard Dorden 15 scholar b.Marystow
: '71cen John blacksmith 35, at 10 Ford St, Tavistock; Mary Jane 32 dressmaker; William 10; Mary Soper 8; Emma 6 all b.Marystowe; John Sampson Soper 4 all scholars, b.Petertavy?, Dev; Henry 2 b.Tavistock; 14 others in 3 households in property
scan
: '81cen John 45 smith at Milton Abbott, Dev; Mary Jane 42 dressmaker; Emma 16 all b.Marystowe; John L 14 b.St Peter Tavy; Henry 12; Ellen 9; Elizabeth 7 all b.Tavistock; Lily 4 b.North Milton, York; Charley 2 b.Tavistock
: '91cen John 55 blacksmith (em'ee) in 4 rooms at 35 Bannawell St, (St Eustachius), Tavistock, Dev; b.Marystowe, Dev; Mary Jane 52 b.Marystowe, Dev; Elizabeth 17 b.Tavistock; Lily 14 b.Skelton, Yorks; Charles 12 scholar b.Tavistock, Dev; Alfred 9 scholar b.Milton Abbot, Dev; with James Ellis 34 Weslyan minister b.Devonport; wife 42; children 7,6,1 & 1m also dom servant 24 scan
: '01cen John 65 blacksmith at 61 Chewton Rd, Wathamstow, Ex; Mary J 62 both b.Marystone, Dev, Lily 21 b.N.Sketton, Yorks, Charles 22 drapers ass b.Tavistock; Alfred 19 grocers ass b.Milton Abbott, Dev [Alfred returned to Dev to m.1902*] scan
: John Lampere Soper (c1837-1906) d.Jan>Mar, Tavistock, Dev, age 69
: '11cen Charles 33unm widow cleaner (employee) in 7 rooms at Pembroke House, 64 Horefield Rd, St James, Kingsdown, Bristol, Glos; b.Tavistock, Dev; boarding with Arthur Edwin Philips 42 master window cleaner b.Woolwich, Kt, wife Mary {m.15y} b.Berks, boarder William Veale 22 b.Bristol & dom serv Eva Rae 22 {m.3y} b.Bristol; scan : ['11cen John & Mary not vis]
: '11cen Alfred 30 dairyman (self employed at home) in 3 rooms at Hunson Villa, Whitchurch, b.Milton Abbot, Dev; Eda 40 {m.8y, 1 birth} b.Whitchurch; Winnifred 7; b.- scan
: sister? a Maria Lampeer Soper m.Apr>Jun 1853, Stoke Damerel, Dev (to either Thomas William Bye or Henry Myers)

Miss Soper won £1 for best heifer at 13th annual Lifton Agricultural Show; in 'Royal Cornish Gazette' 15 Jun 1860, from news.bl.uk; scan [Lifton nr Launceston, Dev & so perhaps '61cen Betsy age 9, dau of William 46 farmer & Betsy 27, farmer of Broadwood Widger]

Henry Soper m.Emma Susan Watts 13 May 1860, Totnes, Dev (m.Apr>Jun bmd)
- Harry Soper b.Oct>Dec 1860, Ugborough [Totnes RD] 10 in '71 not vis '81/'91cen; ?a Harry (c1861-1890), m.Emelia Ryder
1885 & d.Jan>Mar, age 29, Totnes
- Emily Soper b.Apr>Jun 1862, Ugborough [Totnes RD]18 in '81cen not vis '91cen; ??an Emily m.George Bolt Jul>Sep 1889, Totnes
- Annie Blanche Soper b.Jul>Sep 1863, Ugborough ['11cen b.Ivybridge] : [Totnes RD]; m.Robert Woolacott Jan>Mar 1891, Plympton, Dev; [11 children -'09; Robert, innkeeper (1865-1944) tree]
- Augusta D Soper b.c1865 Ivybridge/Ugborough, Dev [perhaps Augusta Kate Soper (1864-1889) b.Oct>Dec & d.Jan>Mar, Totnes, Dev, age 24]
- Alfred Charlie Soper (1867-1941) b.Apr>Jun, Totnes; apprenticed as saddle maker 5y; 20y in Royal Enginieers; m.Rose Agnes Babbage 1895 Farnham, Sy
- Beatrice Clara Soper b.Jan>Mar 1870, Plympton, Dev; in Boar War; retired Sgt Major
: '61cen Henry 21 journeyman cordwainer at Ugborough, Dev; b.Diptford, Emma 20 &; Harry 4m both b.Ugborough
: '71cen Henry 31 boot & shoe maker at Plymouth Rd, Ivybridge, Ermington, Emma 30; Harry 10; Emily 8; Annie B 7; Agusta R 6 all scholars, all b.Ugborough; Alfred C 3, b.Halwich?; Beatrice Soper 1, b.Wybroop? : also niece Jane Watts 23 unm b.Ugborough scan : [??Henrys d.Plymouth 1873 age 32 & d.Exeter 1876 age 35]
: '81cen Emma 40 widowed dressmaker at 10 Highland St, Ermington, Dev, Emily 18, Annie B 17, Augusta D 16 all paper rollers, Alfred C 13 sadler apprentice, b.Halwell, Dev, Beatrice C 11 scholar b.Ivybridge, Dev, also niece Jane Watts 23 unm b.Ugborough : [no Emma S m or d vis; ??an Emma m.Totnes 1885]
: Emma Susan (1840-1913) ancestry records, with m & d? certs source

Eli Soper amongst 10 merchants of Plymouth, Dev, took to Cornwall's Stannary Court, 15 Mar 1860 Thomas Simmons, principal agent of Colbriggan [mine], Roche [& won, non-payment, sale of machinery & reference to bankruptcy of Henry Burgess : Cornwall Records Office
Eli Soper amognst 10 merchants of Plymouth, Devon took to Cornwall's Stannary Court 15 Mar 1860 Henry B Grose, principal agent of Tremoor Consols, Lanivent : Cornwall Records Office [Stannery court for tin mining nr Dartmoor wiki] : [see Elioeoni Soper - medical Sopers]

Walter Soper Gervis MD, to be Honorary Assistant Surgeon. 26 Apr 1860. 9th Devon Rifle Volunteers. (London Gazette 25 May) : [see Dr Soper Gervais - medical Sopers]

Tom Soper m.Mary Grace Hine Oct-Dec 1860 Kingsbridge RD [recorded bmd as Sopar & Hyne]; ?Thomas bpt.11 Mar 1838 St Mary's, Diptford, Dev to John & Mary Soper*
- George Hine Soper b.17 Jun 1863, Loddiswell, Dev [b.Oct>Dec Kingsbridge reg dist] birth date from Register of Seamen's Service; then ag lab m.Mary Ann Wakeham
1892, Kingsbridge
- Levinia Soper b.c1866 Loddiswell [not vis bmd] '91cen 25unm
- Edwin Soper b.Jul>Sep 1867, Loddiswell [Kingsbridge RD] '81cen farm servant 13 : [not vis UK '91cen, so speculate?? the Edwin who migrated 1882 or 1889; a Hawaii sugar plantation overseer '10-'30cen m.c1895 Gloria b.Portugal see 1910 US census]
- Tom Soper b.Jul>Sep 1869, Loddiswell [Kingsbridge RD] carriage proprietor at NA; m.Hannah Wright 1894 Newton Abbott
- Leah Soper (c1871-1914) b.Apr>Jun 1871, Kingsbridge; '11cen 39unm cook & d.Oct>Dec 1914, Plymouth, Dev, age 43
- William Henry Soper 'Henry?'** b.Jul>Sep 1873, Loddiswell [Kingsbridge RD]; m.Mary Ann Moore Oct>Dec 1896 Kingsbridge* a William H d.Jan>Mar 1944 Kingsbridge, age 70 (so b.c1874)
- Margaret Soper b.Jul>Sep 1875, Loddiswell [Kingsbridge] (assume Margaret Rogers Soper in '81cen); '01cen 25unm
- Florence Louisa Soper b.Jul>Sep 1878, Loddiswell [Kingsbridge]
- Elizabeth Edith Soper b.Jan>Mar 1882, Loddiswell [Kingsbridge]
- Lucy Soper b.Apr>Jun 1885, Loddiswell [Kingsbridge], laundress; '11cen 26unm; if Edwin to Hawaii then his sister Miss Lucy Soper of Waihee, Maui was looking after his children 1916 see
- - Edward William Soper (1883-1918) grandson 'William'* b.Apr>Jun, Kingsbridge; He gave NofK 'brother George', so seems treated as sibling] ; '11cen 28unm blacksmith; shoeing smith to T Williams of Newton Abbot enlisted Army Service Corp Nov'15 but rejected; Pvt Royal Warwickshire Reg died WW1 20 Oct France; of Union Hotel, Newton Abbot; will admin15 Jul 1919 to Hannah Soper (wife of Tom Soper); estate £95 3s 5d; from Probate Calender, age 35 [speculate son of dau Levinia? c17];
: '61cen couple with no children at Curtisknowle hamlet
: '71cen Thomas 33, at Village, Loddiswell; Mary 29; Eliza 9; George 7; Levinia 5; Edwin 3; Thomas 1, all b.Dev
: '81cen Thomas 43 farm labr at Loddiswell, Dev; Mary Grace 40; George Hine 17u farm lab; Tom 11; Leah 10; Margaret Rogers 5; William Henry 7; Florence Louisa 2 all b.Loddiswell
: '81cen Lavinia N 15 housemaid at 4 York Rd, Exeter St Sidwell, Dev; b.Loddiswell servant to John Squire 48 bank manager b.Liskeard, Emma 42 b.Hereford & 7 children & a cook
: '81cen Edwin 13 serv (indoor) b.Loddiswell, at Riveton, Loddiswell with George Hodder 29unm (farmer 130 acr, empl 1 labr & boy) & sister Emily Hodder 31unm both b.Ringmore
: 1885 Mary Grace Soper died at The School House, Diptford in 1885. Were any census specific enough to record that address as I've not seen it. from Bob Dean : Mary Grace Soper (c1831-1885) d.Jul>Sep 1885, Totnes, Dev, age 54
: 1885 William b.13 Mar 1883 admitted 4th grade 12 Oct 1885 to National School, Loddiswell, 1st school; parent/guardian Tom of The Village scan; Lucy b.1 Mar 1885 admitted 3 Mar 1887; also Bessie Hill b.18 Jun 1881 admitted same time, parent/guardian Tom, & readmitted later scan
: '91cen Thomas 52 farm lab in 4 rooms at Courtledge, Loddiswell, Dev; b.Diptford, Dev; Mary G 49 & children George H 27unm farm lab; Lavinia 25unm; William H 17 farm lab; Margaret 15; Elizabeth 9 scholar; Lucy 6 scholar & grandson Edward W 8 scholar all b.Loddiswell, Dev scan [Edward William b.Apr>Jun 1883 Kingsbridge] [Leah 19 not vis]
: '91cen; Tom 21unm groom, domestic, in 3 rooms at 6 Charlotte St, (St Saviors), Chelsea, Lon; b.Loddiswell, Dev boarding with John Flattery 50 painters labourer b.Cheltenham, Glos, wife 43 & 6 children 1-18 (& Martha 60 & Emma Brown 23 in 2 rooms at address); scan
: '91cen Leah 20unm gen serv dom  at 9 Headland Park, (St Matheas), Plymouth Charles, Dev; b.Kingsbridge servant to Thomas Gordrall 47 admiralty writer (HM Cape Service) b.Yorks, wife 45 b.Roche, Con, nephew 23 merchants clerk b.Leeds; scan
: '91cen dau Florence 12 domestic house assistant in 4 rooms at Courtledge, Loddiswell; b.Loddiswell, servant to Elizabeth Hingston 46unm laundress (self employed); scan : [next door to family]
: ?a Thomas d.Jul>Sep 1892, age 53, Plymouth, Dev
: '01cen Mary G 59 widowed laundress in 4 rooms at 9 Courtledge, Loddiswell; dau Margaret 25unm visitor; Lucy 16 laundress & grandson 'William E' [Edward William] 18 blacksmiths apprentice all b.Loddiswell, Dev; scan [Leah 29 not vis]
: '01cen George H 37 ordinary ag lab at 2 Well St, Loddiswell; b.Loddiswell; Mary A 38, b.Bigbury, Dev; George 10; Maude 9 both b.Aveton Gifford, Dev; Edwin T 8; Florence E 7; William H 6; Stanley C 3; Norman J 1 all b.Loddiswell, Dev; scan [William H (1895-1957) b.Oct>Dec & d,Oct>Dec 1957 age 67 both Kingsbridge RD*]
: '01cen Tom 31 domestic coachman at Newton Abbot; Hannah 32; Archie 2; Leslie 1m scan
: '01cen Florence 22 domestic waitress at Poynton with Worth, Cheshire; b.Loddiswell ['Loddeswell'], Dev; 1 of 6 servants to family of US oil merchant scan
: '11cen 'Henry'* 37 [William H] farm labourer at Well St, Loddiswell; Mary 41; Henry 13; Samuel 11 & Lily 6; for sent to Mr H & Henry sign his form as William Henry Soper So WHS & son RHS both called 'Henry', perhaps allowing WHS's 'brother' EWS to become WES by '11cen & be called 'William'!**
: '11cen Lucy 26unm laundry work (self employed, at home); Leah 39unm cook (domestic); Edward W 28unm blacksmith (employee) in 4 rooms at Cottage, Loddiswell, Kingsbridge, Dev all unm & b.Dev [relationships not given] scan : [adjacent to Emma Hine & her family in Well St, connection*]
: 1915 Edward W's address 4 Sherbourne Rd. Newton Abbott & 1919 of Union Hotel, Newton Abbot & 1915 his brother George of Wells St, Loddiswell, Dev [from WW1 records
: *from Alan Greveson's Jul'14 mail on family, highlighting family name swaps

J Soper owned the 75 tons scooner, ‘Melina’ built Plymouth 1852, ‘sheathed in yellow metal’, surveyed Jan 1857, home port Plymouth, Master J Pinkh’m. Lloyd’s Registry of Shipping 1860 [a James Soper, Plymouth ship owner 1822] : [a Melina Soper (c1842-?) , from Newfoundland in Egg Buckland, Devon 1851]

Henry Soper (1860-?), b.Tiverton, Dev, 25 May 1860, nr97164, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/109

William Soper m.Jane Herrings Jul>Sep 1860 Stoke Damerel, Dev
- Mary Ann Soper b.Jan>Mar 1861 Stoke Damerel; m.Samuel John Caren Oct>Dec 1887 Stoke Damerel : [a policeman]
: ['41cen Mary 40-4 independent at Church St, Stoke Damerell not b.Dev; William 9; George 3; William Fry? 2 all b.Dev
scan]
: '61cen William 28 hammer man at factory; at 19 Pym St, Tormoham; 5 others in property scan
: '61cen Jane 26 at St Germans, Con; & Mary A 2m with her parents John Herring 6, gardener b.Pillaton & Mary A 59 b.Ladulph scan
: ['71cen William 38; hammer man at factory; at Pym St, Morice Town, Stoke Damerel; b.Egg Buckland, Dev; Jane 37 laundress, b.Landulph, Con; Mary A 10 scholar, b.Devonport scan]
: ['81cen William 50, smith H M dockyard at 19 Pym St, Stoke Damerel, Dev; b.Eggbuckland; Jane 46 b.Landulph, Con; Mary 20 dressmaker b.Devonport & John Herring 86 widowed father-in-law, formerly butcher, b.Pillaton, Con]
: ['91cen William 59 blacksmith HMD (em'ee) in 3 rooms at 19 Pym St, Stoke Damerel; b.Egg Buckland; Jane 56; b.Landulph, Con & Solomon R Martin, lodger 24unm joiner (em'ee) b.Tavistock scan]
: ['01cen William 66 garden labourer in 2 rooms at 19 Pym St, Devonport; b.Egg Buckland; Jane 65; b.Landulph, Con (16 at 6 households in 9 rooms at address)]
: ??a William (c1833-1907) d.Apr>Jun, Devonport, Dev, age 74
: ['11cen Jane 75 widow in 5 rooms at Thornville Terr, Oreston, nr.Plymouth; b.Landulph, Con; with son-in-law Samuel John Caren 47 act police sergeant (Met Poilice Farm?), Mary A Caren 47 {m.23y, 3 births, 3 alive}, Ida Kinley Caren 22unm ass draper b.Islington, Lon; Frank John R Caren 14 clerk to assesor, Income Tax office * Harry William Caren 14 clerk (Peansfort? business) both b.Stoke Damerel scan]
: ??a Jane (c1836-1932) d.Apr>Jun, Plymouth, Dev, age 96 : [but 2nd Jane 75 in '11cen]


1861 census

St Mary Church, South Devon, Index to the 1861 census : [Dist, Page Nr & Sch.Nr]
Anne Soper (c1845-?) boarder un 16 Devon, Kingsteignton [7 4 19]
Thomas Soper (c1811-?) lodger wid 50 Devon, Moretonhampstead [5 22 119]
Elizabeth J Soper (c1833-?) ser un 28 Dev, Loddiswell [6 38 194]
Elizabeth Soper (c1805-?) Head Mar 56 Dev, Marldon [6 25 121]
Mary E Soper (c1839-?) dau un 22 Devon, Iberthall (?) [6 25 121]
Samuel Soper (c1822-?) head Mar 39 a Torquay St Mary Church; wife Eliza 36; Jane Soper 7 all b.Hennock; Mary 2 & William Soper 1 both b.St Mary Church : source

Edwin S Soper a stepson, age 12, Scholar, b.Salcombe, Dev : in the Swanage, Dorset '61'cen : Living with parents John & Ellen Lawrence, John a coastguard 35 b.Exmouth, Devon : Ellen 37 b.Scilly St Martins, Cornwall : ref25-43 source [presume connection, John Soper, coastguard 1883]

Emma Soper 13 a house servant at Cross Farm, (15acres) Loddiswell Village, household of widowed farmer James King 65, dau Eliza King 9 scholar & unmarried sister Jane King 72, housekeeper all b.Loddiswell from King tree : source

George 26 stoker at sea on 'HMS James Watt', b.Totnes, Dev, '61cen crew of 883 under Captain James? H B Wainwright; Rear Admiral Sir Stephen Lashington [George m.Jane Lamerton 1870 sailing sopers]
: '71cen Jane (c1836-?) wife of stoker 35, at 9 Wyndham St, Plymouth, St Andrew; b.Quicthick, Con; John 1m, b.Plymouth, Dev
: '81cen George 45 pensioner RN at 21 Wolsdon St, Plymouth St Andrew, Dev; b.Ashburton, Dev; Jane 45 b.Quethiock, Con; John 10 scholar b.Plymouth
: '91cen George 55 labourer (em'ee) in 2 rooms at 25 Wilton St, Stoke Damerel, Dev '91cen; b.Kingsbridge, Dev; Jane 55 b.Quithick, Con; John 20unm blacksmith (em'ee)  b.Plymouth, Dev; (10 in 6 rooms at address) scan
: '01cen George naval pensioner, in 1 room at 7 Stuart Place, Dodbrook, Dev age 65, b.Dodbrook & Jane b.Quethiock, Con ; scan
: '11cen Jane 75 widow of private means (crossed out) {m.41y, 2 births; 1 alive} in 2 rooms at 51 Palmerstone St, Stoke; b.Quethiock, Con (on her own) scan

James Soper 41 slate merchant, quarryman at Mample Quarry, Egg Buckland; wife Agnes Soper 37 both b.Plympton St Mary, 4 children b.Egg Buckland, Dev, Robert G Soper 10, James A Soper 8, Frances R Soper 5, all scholars, Florance A Soper 2 all b.Egg Buckland : [?James insolvent 1844? see] : [James m.Agnes Gullett 11 May St Andrew's 1848]

Lucy Soper (c1848-?) unm 13 b.Dunsford, a house servant, at Moor Farm, Dunsford (160 acres farmed by John Tavener's family): source Sercombe '61cen : [John Soper m.Anne Drew 1847]

: William 27 quay labourer at Kelly Cottages, Calstock, Con '61cen; Elizabeth 26; Emma 2 all b.Calstock; also bro-in-law John Nottle 20unm quay labourer b.St Dominick : [no Soper/Nottle m. bmd]
: ?a William (c1833-1868) d.Oct>Dec 1868, Tavistock, Dev, age 35 : [Tavistock RD inc Calstock]
: '71cen Elizabeth widowed charwoman 35, at 1 Danescombe, Calstock, Dev; b.St Dominick, Con; Emma 12, b.St Dominick, Con; Mary 9; William 6 both scholar, b.Calstock, Con scan : [William not obvious '71cen; not vis '81cen]

Maria Soper 39 widow, javine? spinner at Brixham, Dev '61cen; Ann Maria Soper 4 both b.Brixham
: '71cen Ann Maria Soper 14 scholar; at East Chapel Hill, Brixham; dau of John Perry 56 labourer in print works, wife Maria Perry 48 & John S Perry 5 scholar all b.Brixham scan
: '81cen Anna M 24 cook at The Mount, Totnes, Dev; b.Brixham; 1 of 2 servants to John P Cockburn 49 b.Lon; wife, 4 sons 11-19
- Ann Maria Soper b.Oct>Dec 1856; m.Jan>Mar 1883, both Totnes, Dev (to John William Hellyer or Benjamin Johnson)

Richard Soper 60, a joiner at 4 Clarence Place, St Sidwell, Exeter; b.Bath; Eliza Soper 58 b.St Sidwell, Exeter ; 2 children Ellen Eliza Soper 17 needlewoman; Charlott Jane Soper 15, servant all b.Exeter
'71cen Richard 70 joiner at 6 Clarance Place, Exeter, St Sidwell, Dev b.Bath, S.set; Eliza 68 b.Exeter
scan
: Richard (c1802-1874) d.Apr>Jun, St Thomas, [Exmouth], age 72 : ?an Eliza (c1805-1880) d.Jul>Sep, Exeter, age 75

Richard Soper (c1789-1863) 72 an unmarried magistrate, alderman, landed proprietor & fund holder? b.Totnes, at Fore St, Totnes also unm domestic servants Harriett Hodge 31 & Sarah Hodge 21 both b.Wonton '61cen :
: [Richard gent of Dartington bought Game Cert
1817]
: [elected major Nov 1851]
: [? of Fore St, Totnes 1852]

Samuel Soper 41 farming 95a, empl 1, Torr Fm Slapton; Joanna 41; John Henry Soper 16; Samuel 13 all b.Stokenham; Robert 11; Thomas Soper Cousins 8, scholar; James Hunt Soper 5 all b.Blackawton; Mary Anna 2 b.Slapton; also Elizabeth Finch 18unm gen serv b.Stoke Fleming : '61cen : [Samuel b.c1848 Stokenham to Samuel & Joanna Cousens m.1842, Stoke Damerel]

William Soper 46 ag lab, b.Drewsteignton, Dev, Elizabeth Soper 47 b.Holcombe Burnell, Dev, John Soper 12; Harriott Soper 9 both scholars, b.Tedburn St Mary, Dev : (presume son William Soper 15 a labourer at Windout Farm, Windout Lane, Tedburn St Mary, Tedburn with Thomas Batting 82 & family faming 190a source : [son, William immigrated 1884]

William H Soper 27 coach maker at Lower Union St, Tormoham; wife Emma milliner; son William E Soper 2 all b.Torquay; also relative Catherine Hopkins 22 unm milliner b.Torquay & house servant Mary Crawford 16 b.Haverton : [parents William Henry m.Emma Stephens 1857]

William Soper (c1846-?) unm servant, b.Tedburn St Mary, 15 a general farmers lab at Windoutt Farm, Tedburn St Mary (180a farmed by Thomas Batting's family) '61cen, source :[m.Susie Tague in US 1884]

William Soper, (c1845-?) Boy 1st Class b.Totnes, Dev, age 16, 'HMS Intrepid' Crew List, Beirut 1861 Census : genogold.com : [Commander Joseph K Harrgate Intrepid was possibly a 6 gun gunboat built 1855, sold 1864 www.pdavis.nl]

John Soper m.Harriett Pike Oct>Dec 1861, Newton Abbott, Dev (NA bmd dist, inc Tormoham); John b.Jan>Mar 1840, Torquay [NA dist] to John Soaper m.Jane Davis who m.1839 : [but alt; a John m.Harriet Lear or Putt Jan>Mar 1862, Exeter, Dev]
- Harriett Jane Soper b.Oct>Dec 1862 Torquay [NA dist]; '91cen 28unm laundress
- Arthur John Soper b.Apr>Jun 1865, Torquay [NA dist]; m.Tamsing Western Apr>Jun 1890, NA; '01cen cabinetmaker
: '61cen John 21unm cabinet maker at 15 Melville St, Tormoham with parents John 50 labourer, b.Bovey Tracey; Jane 55; John 21unm cabinet maker; James T 16 carpenter all b.Torquay [4 other households in property]
: '71cen John 31 cabinet maker, at 5