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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 .

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Unlike the other UK Countiesm, these snippets have not been linked much together. Devon is the county with the largest Soper infestation problem & there's just too many names! (mostly in SE of Devon; '81cen 730 Soper in Devon, 240 London & 200 Hants). Perhaps we'll tackle it one day, but if anyone would like to take over 'Devon Soper' you're very welcome
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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 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), by Joel de Lampsyde : 1295 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 372/4/4/3 www.a2a

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

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

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-?) married 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, born about 1609. He married Maria Hill 20 Nov 1634 in Bovey Tracey Devon, she was born about 1613. Their daughter Margrit born 1644 married John Sparke 14 Nov 1661 Darlington, Devon. Anyone with any connection I would like to hear from you. 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

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

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.
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, Devon. 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 & 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

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 of Bovey Tracy, yeoman. Counterpart of lease land at Kenton 13 Sept 1700, from Earl of Bathe : 1 seal, 1 signature : 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, Devon (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]

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

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]

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 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
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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

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

William Sooper in Freeholders Book for Bovey Tracy (hundred of Teignbridge), Devon, 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

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

Robert Soper paid rent Langford Lester manor, Ugborough parish, Dev. List of all tenants & rents paid for 1727 : Doc. sold e-bay Nov'07

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, Devon 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

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, Devon, 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

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 Blackawton burial index : [in passing, a soapboiler, Samuel Angel died in the same village & year] source

? 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, Devon, 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

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 Soper] took Bear in 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

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. Their son Thomas Rollinson, (c1780-82) b.Plymouth, Dev; m.Jane Hobling 2 Feb 1805 Plymouth : a blacksmith died age 68, Richmond NSW : 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

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]


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

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

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 bapt.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
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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

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

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 Sept. 1767 ; Soper Family Deeds : Devon Record Office : 3843 M/T/5 [see 1755 & 1776] www.a2a

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 & Thos. Pering Dartmouth-history.org.uk : [a William Soper Penhay m.1802]

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

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

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]

William Soper apprenticed to John Nosworthy 1772, a 'woolc'arder? of Changford, Devon; Payment, £8 8s, ref 58/68, Page 1058, British Apprentice List, from BritishOrigins.com

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. Wits; 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

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 thy 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]

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]

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

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

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

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]

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

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

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

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), Devon, 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), Devon, 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)


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 aged 11, as an apprentice until he was 24. He deserted a month before his 21 birthday. 7 months 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

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]

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: [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, Devon : 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 June 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]

Gregory Soper once lived in a messuage called Husson alias Hurston near the village of Hurson alias Hurston. This was before a lease 16 March 1786 betwen 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

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

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

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

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 (1790-1870) m.Mary Reed (1794-1868), Bovey Tracy, Dev 20 Jan 1820 (James, farmer, b.Eng, d.US & Mary b.Kingsteignton, Dev). Assume from below, family immigrated from Dev > Maine USA between 1831 & 1834; 7 kids b.Totnes? Dev, the last 3 b.Winslow?, Maine, USA. William Reed Soper (1820-1857), a miller : John Edward Soper (1824-1912), Ann Reed Soper (1825-1890), George James Soper (1827-1878), Jabez Henry Soper (1829-1863), Charles Soper (1829-1852), James Charles Soper (1831-1852) -- imigration-- Mary Sibella Soper (1834-1852) b.Winslow : Edward Reed Soper (1836-1895), Samuel Wesley Soper (1842-1845c) (Parents & all the children died in Maine) :from a Reed family site

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]

James Soper m.Elizabeth Sircombe, 4 Aug 1791, Hennock; witnesses Samuel & Mary Sercombe (father & younger sister) source
: 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

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

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 (1792-?) b.Lamerton, Devon 4 Jul 1792 m.Mary Glanville (b.bef 13 Aug 1809, Coryton) 27 Dec 1827, St Andrew's church, Plymouth rootsweb : emigrated with family to Ontario Canada c1850's , see Geraldine McIntosh : 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
It's believed Mary moved to Calhoun Co. Iowa with William. They came to Canada 1854 : from Kathy Varga Dec'01

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

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

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

Thomas Soper a Boat Builder of Kingston upon Thames , Surrey, Will of 1793, PROB 11/1238 : from A2A

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 <£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 <£2,000
- Betsy Brooking Cowling Soper bapt 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 & Edward Luscombe Soper recieved legacy when they found out, see 1874 : [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 bapt.31 Oct 1770, Dittisham (igi)

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

William Soper (1795-?) m.Mary ? 'family from Hennock, Dev' : sons William Soper (1831-?) & Samuel Edwards Soper a farmer m.Eliza ? c1853 & m.Louisa Easterbrook 1876 : children Sarah Jane Soper b.1853 (m.William Easterbrook 1876) : Mary Soper b.1858 : William Soper b.1860 & Jessie Soper b.1864 : from An Easterbrook Line
: a Samuel Edwards Soper d.1905, National Probate Calendar

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
: 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 August 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

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

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 Henry Soper bp.c1840 SB
& John Soper bp.22 April 1827 Brent Village, 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 [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

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, a 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), Devon, 1799 : foda.org.uk ; [a William in Harberton 1771 & 1799] : [also in hundred of Coleridge, Peter Soper 1751, '61 & '71]

Henry Soper in Freeholders Book for Ugborough (hundred of Ermington), Devon, 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), Devon, 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), Devon, 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), Devon, 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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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]

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

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]

Elizabeth Soper m.John Holman 15 Aug 1802, Ashburton, Devon : source

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] : [a Mary Soper m.John Penhay 1769]

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

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 Soper]'s Bedford Circus house, for rent 2-3 months 1805
: of 259 High St, Exeter advertising for an apprentice 1806
: 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
: 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)

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]

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 (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, Dev in 1817 (Elizabeth b.1784, Ringwood, Hants, parents Thomas Lear & Ann Ley : Rootsweb.com
- William b.bef 1790 Robert Soper 20 June 1790 : William Soper 4 June 1805 : John Lear Soper 15 Apr 1807 : Robert Soper 30 Jan 1809 : Thomas Lear Soper 5 Feb 1811 ; all dates for baptisms in Harberton, parents William Soper & Elizabeth Lear: (parents, Thomas Lear & Ann Ley) m.1784c source & source

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, Devon. 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]

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 sentanced 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, 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]

Annes Soper & Joseph Delve witnessed m. at Daertford 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 : [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

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

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 Peter 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

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 28 Jan 1809 [see 1809 below] : Jane 16 May 1811 : Julia 29 Aug 1814 : Joanna 31 Mar 1816 : Thomas 4 Jun 1818 : Thomas 30 Jan 1820 : John 13 Oct 1822 : Prisella 11 Aug 1824
Jane Mary Soper (1809-1874), daughter born 1809. ancestry.com, m.William (Church) Mapson from Brinkworth, Wilts, 1832-4?, she died 15 Dec 1874 & had 14 children First William (Soper) Mapson b.1832 www.curiousfox.com, &, & : [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 Sopper : 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 curiousfox.org.uk [Nov 05]

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 source

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

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

John Soper, 1810 a 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. Settlement Examination for poor law relief : Kingsteignton Parish : Devon Record Office : ref 2565 A/PO 51/43 www.a2a

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 in Devon Court, Summer 1810; sentence Imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available) : [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]

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

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. Fashioinable & 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, born 1813 Teignemouth, Devon. 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

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

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]

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

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]

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

Honora Soper b.1813-4 Devon & Mary Soper 1810 : Steve Welling looking for info Nov'07 rootsweb.com - reply a Honor Hill Soper bt 12 Aug 1909, Wodbury, Devon to William Soper & Ann Hill. Several other children inc, Mary b 25 Dec 1804. William & Ann m. 30 Sep 1796, Woodbury ['41cen? at Woodbury, an Ann Soper 60-4 lace maker 7 Hezia Soper 20-4 lace maker 3 other households in building inc Richard Hill 30 ag lab]

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]

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]

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

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
: [?assume the Plymouth merchant who started partnership 1818 with Samuel Henley; The firm Soper & Henley purchased a vessel 'The Devon' to trade for barrelled salt fish from Newfoundland to sell 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]
: [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]
: '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 sign, other witnesses M Wright, Sarah Rowe & Jane Pering dartmouth-history.org.uk

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 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 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 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 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
Thomas Soper in Devon Court, Michaelmas 1819; sentence Transportation : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)
Thomas Soper listed in 'The Last Farewell' Devon Convicts Transported to Australia 1782-1821' by Jack Walton pub 2003 GenUKI [presume convict in 1819]
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?

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]

James Soper m.Rachael bef.1819
- Elizabeth Soper b.bef.1819
- Henry Soper b.c1820
- James Soper b.c1820 Plympton St Mary; ??m.Agnes Gullett Apr>Jun
1848, Stoke Damerel,
- John Soper b.<1821
- George Soper b.1821-5
- Thomas Soper b.1826 Plympton St Mary; assume mason of Wilts m.Susanna Stanbury 1850
- Rahael Soper b.c1828 Underwood, Plympton St Mary; unm dressmaker 53 '81cen
- Robert Soper b.c1830 Underwood, Plympton St Mary; Plymouth stonemason 53unm '81cen; [licenced victualler d.1919, age 82, below]
- Eliz Soper b.c1832 m.George Gullett Apr>Jun 1857, Westminster, Lon, widowed by '71cen
- Clara Soper b.c1832 Underwood, Plympton St Mary; unm miliner 37, '71cen
- Emma Soper b.c1837
: 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
: '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
: [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)]
: ? 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
: [James, mason Underwood, Plympton St Mary
1850 directory]
: '71cen a Robert 41 at 1 Ashley Place, Plymouth, St Andrew shoe maker? & 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]
: ?Robert of Plymouth, builder : Aug 1875 mortgage on 24 Frederick St, for £150 + interest, to Henry Greenway and 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]
: ?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 ]
: Robert beerhouse & grocer of 15 Ashley Place 1879 Directory
: '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 Rachael 53unm head at 15 Ashley Place, Plymouth & sister Elizabeth 65unm both dressmakers, b.Plympton St Mary
: Rachel d.Apr>Jun 1893, Plymouth, age 65
: '11cen Robert uncle/boarder 81 licensed victualler / navy at [15 Arms/Place/West/South], Plymouth; b.Plymouth
?a Robert d.Apr>Jun 1919, Plymouth, Dev)
: 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, Dev age 89]

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
- 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; bpt.22 Oct 1825 Wesleyan Chapel, Ashburton 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
- 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 farmer, Little Warmhill Farm, Hennock, 126a emp 4 labs; Sarah; James, Samuel & Edward, 2 house serv & 2 ag labs
: 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]
: 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)

Mr Soper, snr to let 6 Bedford Crescent for a term of years, or the unexpired lease sold; The furniture to be taken by appraisment or sold by auction on the premises; Tenders to Mr Soper, opposite Bedford Crescent, [so was Mr Soper tenant, agent or an assisting neighbour?]; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 3 Aug 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 Stantaford 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 b.c1820; straw bonnet maker m.Mr Mortimore; '51cen with parents 30 & dau Ann 2
- George b.27 Nov 1821 bpt.9 Dec [so died bef.1824? (or a 2nd bapt?)]
- George bapt.7 Nov 1824, Changford
- Anthony b.c1824 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 b.c1830 Stonehouse
- William b.c1838 Stonehouse, a rope maker,
- Henry C b.c1839 Stonehouse; '61cen 23unm plumber/gas fitter & weslian local preacher
- Ann b.c1845 Plymouth,
- Emma Jane b.c1848 Stonehouse [recovered from typus]
: '51cen Anthony 52 pensioner at 316 Adelaide St, E.Stonehouse; b.Chagford, Susannah 49 b.Drewstainton, Anthony 26 lab, John 21. William 13 rope maker, Henry 12 all b.Stonehouse, Ann 6 b.Plymouth, Emma 3 b.Stonehouse all scholars & dau Elizabeth Mortimore 30 straw bonnet maker & grdau Ann Mortimore 2 b.Morice Town
: '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 m.above
: Anthony Soper m.Jane Stentaford 23 Sep 1821, Okehampton. Antony & George sons of Antony & Jane bapt.7 Nov 1824, Changford [so 1st wife Jane?]
: a George b.27 Nov 1821 bapt.9 Dec to George & Jane [so speculate died before 1824? (or a 2nd CofE bapt?)]
: son a George Richard Soper a 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]
: an Anthony Soper the younger removed 1833 from Changford to E.Stonehouse [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 & still alive?, 3) Anthony b.ES or otherwise chargeable to the parish? nationalarchives

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 m.Edward Gilley at Lustleigh 1821, 5 children, 1st was Jane Soper Gilley b. abt 1822 genealogy.com : believe a grandchild was Emma Soper Gilley

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]

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]

Henry Soper b.16 Aug 1799 m.Mary Vanstone 12 Nov 1820 South Brent & bapt 7 children there, from kevin1brownuk
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.
Jane Soper bp.16 Dec 1832 Brent V, 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

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

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 - Sopers were in Diptford from 1777, including generations of Thatchers, all named John.
John Soper b.1822 & wife, Mary G Soper* b.1832; sons William (1859-?) & Fred (1861-?), Fred Soper m.Bessie Shute in Ugborough 11 Apr 1891 ; children Fred (1892-1916), killed WW1 (
Web Page about him) : Leonard (1894-?) b.20 Mar, East Allington, (my g father) : Florence - nothing known : Winifred - nothing known : Fred a master boot maker at Ugborough '81cen, Modbury '91cen, E.Allington 1894 & by 1916 at 60 Babbacombe Rd, Torquay. Anyone knows this family? Bob Dean, Broadstairs, Kent rjmdean[at]yahoo.co.uk : source : [see Charles 30 & Agnes 26 '71cen] : [*Mary Grace Soper d.1885]

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]

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]

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

John Soper (b.Hennock c.1802) & wife Mary Soper m.c1825, farmed Whiteway Farm
- Elizabeth c1826, James c1831, Grace c1832, Charles c1834 farmer (crossed out), Emma c1836, Louisa c1837, [from '41cen]
- John Soper b.Apr>Jun 1838, Newton Abbott [assume the son b.Hennock] : ?John m.Mary Jane Hellier
1861 at NA
- Catherine Frances Soper b.Apr>Jun 1840, Newton Abbott: [assume 'Frances' 70unm '11cen]; d.1933 age 93 (estate £1,536)
- Ellen Maria Soper b.Jan>Mar 1843 Bickington (Newton Abbott bmd dist) m.William Richard Hellier Jul>Sep 1870, Newton Abbott, Dev : [ancestry.com transcribes as 'Annie Sophie' speculate she was the witness & sister?]
- Anna Sophia Soper b.Apr>Jun 1845, Newton Abbott 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
: [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'; 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]
: 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 dau Annie not vis
: '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
: '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
: '11cen Frances Soper 70 at [Bishopsteignton/Teignmouth/Lodge/Farm], Newton Abbot; Annie Soper 66; both b.Hennock : [Catherine age 71 not vis; d.1933]
: 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 {what relation? Mary Jane Parnell Soper b.1855 NA}]
: dau Catherine Frances Soper d.25 Dec 1933, spinster of 94 Torquay Rd, Newton Abbot; probate Exeter 8 Feb 1934 to James Hellier farmer [brother m.Miss Hellier], John Spark Hannaford, retired farmer; estate £1,536 17s 9d; from Probate Calender, scan [Catherine F (c1840-1933) d.Oct>Dec, Newton Abbott, age 93]

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) a carpenter b.22 Feb 1825 Ann, Ashburton, Dev, (to Richard Soper b.1890 A'tn) m.Marguerite Tribble (b.22 Dec 1822, d.7 Sep 1905 A'tn), d.10 Dec 1887 A'tn
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son, Frederick William Soper (1844-1919) b.Ashburton, m.Anne Tollick 1867 (b.27 May 1843, d.Kasas 22 Aug 1885) : 4 children 1) Jessie d.Kansas : 2) Margaret (?-?) : 3) Elizabeth (Lizzie) Jane Soper b.18 Sep 1870 Ashburton, Dev m.Samuel Buckner 1890 d,4 Aug 1971 Maryland & 4) Annie Soper b.1869 m.George H Smith 1889. They immigrated to Kansas City, US, May 1872. Anne died there 1885
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Frederick's 2nd m.Mary Margaret Lawton had 11 children 1889->1908 & died (as a Reverend) 21 Jun 1919 Arlington, Washington State.
source, researcher John Campbell ['71cen Frederick W Soper 27 b.A'tn, Annie Soper 28 b.Buckfastleigh]
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Other children in '81cen; Lavinia Soper 29, Clarinda Soper 24, Richard J Soper 21 ; all b.Ashburton
His siblings were: Eliza Soper abt.1814 (m a Charlton): Richard Soper abt.1820 : William Soper abt.1820 : John Soper abt.1827 : Robert Soper abt. 1831 : His father may be Richard or Joseph. From Melonie Soper 5'05 source : [see immigration, b.1844]
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: '51cen at Cad Lane, Newton Abbot : Frederick 26 carpenter; Marfrank 28 b.Chagford; Frederick W 7; Belvidera 5; Eliza 1 all b.Ashburton : Also at Cad Ln (father?); Richard 62 b.Ashburton; Ann 62 b.Exeter; Isabella 10 gdau b.Keysham,S.set source
posible parents Richard Soper b.1789 Ashburton & Ann Sims b.1788 Exeter, source

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 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

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

Elizabeth Soper bapt.15 Apr 1827 to William Soper a blacksmith & Eleanor Soper at Allerford : from Genuki : [WS age 59 in '41cen] : [WS age 56 in '51cen]

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 rootsweb : : [see 1792] : [?a John Glanvill Soper m.Oct>Dec 1792, Tavistock, Dev to either Catherine Bryant or Elizabeth Lago or Joanna Pengelly or Jane Westlake (bmd)]

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 conformed, 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

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

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. : [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 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 G Soper (1829-1898), b.Devon, 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
: [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]

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]

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.Mirriam b.Bishops Stanton, Dev; bef1832;
- Elizabeth Soper b.1832 Devon
- John Andrews Soper b.Jan>Mar 1838, Newton Abbott, Dev [?m.by '61cen see below]
? - Mary Grace Soper b.Apr>Jun 1839 (& / or Mary Grace Soper b.Oct>Dec 1839) & d.Apr>Jun 1840 all Newton Abbott
- James Thomas Soper b.Oct>Dec 1844, Newton Abbott
- Samuel Soper b.Oct>Dec 1847, Kensington
- Emma Susan Soper b.Apr>Jun 1849, or Emma Louisa Soper b.Oct>Dec 1849, both Kensington
- David Soper b.1853, Bayswater; [???a David Thomas Soper d.Oct>Dec 1862, Kensington???]
- Miriam Grace Soper b.Oct>Dec 1859, Kensington; m.Jan>Mar 1883, Epsom, Sy (to either Charles Collins or Frederick Estcourt Poulter)
: '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, 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]
so speculate John Soper m.Jane Batchelor Oct>Dec 1858, Medway, Kent (bmd)

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

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

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, Devon, '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]

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 : [Samuels at Exeter 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

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' : more particularly applicable to the Eastern Townships, Lower Canada / by William F Buchan. 1834 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]

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

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]

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]

Hannah Soper born Hatherleigh, Devon, around 1834 : source

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
- son b.2 Dec 1842, Devonshire Cottages, Plymouth : George Edward Soper b.Jan>Mar 1843, Plymouth
: 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
: 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 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, '61cen
: 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
: 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
: 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) : [not vis '61cen]
: George Isabell Soper (c1799-1875) d.Apr>Jun 1875 Shoreditch, Lon age 76 : [seems 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*) m.Sarah (b.c1814 Revelstoke [5m W Plymouth]) m.bef.1836? [might guess a Miss Woods? - not vis igi]
: a John Soper bapt.23 Nov 1800 Ermington (igi) '51cen carpenter 15
- John Samuel Soper b.c1836 Dev [from '41cen]
- William W Soper b.c1838 Totnes, [asune 'Woods'] a tailor [not vis bmd] (deaf & dumb since birth); '81cen 43unm with brother James;'91cen 54 butchers ass with brother Thomas
- 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) d.9 Jan
1922, 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 (b.1849, Plymouth, Dev to James Lewarn (1825-91) & Clarinda ne Shepherd (1828-1922))
- 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; SCANa & SCANb]
: ['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; SCAN]
: ['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; scan
: 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]
: [?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.Totness, Dev; Margaret 29 b.Bedford; William J 21m; Walter C 6m both b.Plymouth; & brother William W 43unm b.Totness, Dev

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 June 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 Garland Soper Esq, JP, (1837-1908 : County Councillor for Surrey. BA at London University. Son of the William Soper of Plymouth : m.1860 Maria, dau of George Davis of Cheshunt. Seat at Harestone, Caterham

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]
: 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, Elizabeth 38, Susan 3, Samuel 2, Samson 8m / Richard Harris smith's apprentice]
: ['61cen William 55, a blacksmith employing 2 boys b.Harberton; Mary 44 b.Buckfastleigh; Sewington S Soper 18, an blacksmith b.Harberton]
: ['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]

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
- - -
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

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]

Elizabeth Soper, (?-1866) m.Philip Spear (1811-?) in (3rd ¼r) >Sept 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). His 2nd wife 1871 Alice (?-1894) died Tavistock Spear _Marriages

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] : [connection? a George Soper Brimblecombe bapt 1866 Weymouth, Dorset]

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. Dartmouth c1840 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*' spirits merchant at Dartmouth, Caroline 28, John Brown Soper 1 (*if d. age 52 then 36 in '41cen)
: '51cen with parents John 47 spirit merchant b.Dittersham, Caroline 39, John Brown Soper 11, Robert Wills Soper 9, scholars all b.Dartmouth, with Louisa Head 18, house servant : source
: 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 Soper 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]
: '91cen Caroline Soper 79, a widow living on own means & granddaughters Amy G Soper 25 & Jessie Soper 23 all b.Dartmouth with cook Sarah A Gardiner 22; housemaid Alice M Radford 20 : Dartford History.org
: '01cen Caroline 89 living on own means at uth, Dev; b.Dartmouth, Dev
: Caroline Soper 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]

James Soper m.Sarah Ager Apr>Jun 1839, Newton Abbott, Devon (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
- Mary Jane Soper b.Apr>Jun 1842, Stokeinteignhead (Newton Abbott bmd dist) m.Charles Wills (1848-1919) Oct>Dec 1880 Newton Abbott*]
- James Soper b.Oct>Dec 1845, Stoke’d (Newton Abbott bmd dist) m.Mary
- John Soper b.c1854, Stoke’d [*]
- 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 Soper 25-9, Sarah Soper 20-4, William Oliver 14 servant
: '51cen James 37 at Stoke’d (head); Sarah 33; Mary 10; James 5; John S 70 father; Sarah Ager 73 (m-in-l) & servant Ann Horsham 21
: 1854 a James of Stokeinteignhead accused employee Thomas Hutchings of stealing his wheat; 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
: '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, Newton Abbott bmd dist)

William Soper of Changford, Devon : 1839 : Estate Duty Office Will : Devon Record Office, ref 1078/IRW/S/1103 www.a2a a George Soper Brimblecombe born Changford 1839

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]

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 wwdtt 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 Oct>Dec 1840 Kingsbridge, Dev;
- Alfred Soper b.Oct>Dec 1841, Kingsbridge; farmer of South Pool 1888 below
- Samuel Soper b.Jan>Mar 1845, Kingsbridge : ['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, Kingsbridge
: '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 William Soper m.Johanna Blank at Stokenham, Dev, 26 Mar 1850 from Ted Wildy's Marriage Witness Index;
: ?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 a 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 farmer b. Blackawton, 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; died Goodshelter; will Exeter 2 Aug 1888 to Alfred Soper of South Pool, Devon, son, farmer; William Cole, the younger, of Bickerton, Stokenham, Dev, farmer, the executors; estate £3,016 15s ; from Probate Calender, scan : [Richard Yabsley Soper d.3 Apr>Jun 1888 Kingsbridge, age 74]

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]

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? see 1813]

- 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
: '51cen assume Henry 48; Rebecca 45 & others
: ?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]
: ?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 Farn Rd, Okehampton; Rebecca 56 both b.Hatherleigh; Mary Ann 21, unm b.St Thomas the Apostle also servant Edward Murrin 14, 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]
: '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, [Exmouth], Devon, age 74)
: Henry Soper of St Thomas Mar 13, 1876 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] : [Henry Soper a farmer at St Thomas's, Exeter : Whites Directory 1850 : Genuki]
: ['81cen {son} John 53 farmer of 33a Luggs Farm, Okehampton Rd, Exeter; Frances Jane 49; Henry John 23u & Ellen Rosina 27u, all b.Exeter also niece Fanny Murrin 13] : John dairyman of Log's Fm, Red Hills, Thomas the Apostle, bankrupt 1881
]

Jane Soper 55-9, Fanny Soper 25-9, John Soper 20-4, Mary Soper 20-4, Henry Soper 15-9, Ann Soper 15-9, Charlotte Soper 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

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.1837, Devon
- Martha Soper b.Apr>Jun 1838, East Stonehouse [Stoke Damerel bmd dist, Dev] : (deaf & dumb from birth) [unm 32 '71cen]; d.1912, Totnes, age 74
- James Addicott Soper b.Jul>Sep 1840, Devonport [Stoke Damerel bmd dist] : shoemaker (deaf & dumb from birth); d.1921, Totnes, age 80
- William John Soper b.Apr>Jun 1844, Devonport [Stoke Damerel bmd dist]; carpenter; m.Elizabeth Gill? date?; Innkeeper d.1912
- John Addicott Soper b.Oct>Dec 1853, Stoke Damerel : ['71cen painter 17] : m.Mary Jane Gibson Jul>Sep 1877 Stoke Damerel
: '51cen Martha 12 at St George the Martyr, Southwark, Surrey '51cen & 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 Soper sister unm 52 dressmaker & James Soper brother 50unm shoemaker both b.Devonport, Devon
: '91cen John A 37 painter (em'ee)  at Market Cross, Plympton Maurice, Dev; b.Devonport, Dev; wife Mary Jane 36 b.Poundstock, Con
: '11cen Martha 72 sister [pensioner] at (8 Paignton/Bridge/Mary) Totnes, Dev; James 71 brother both pensioners b.Devonport, Dev : [so perhaps with Susanna??]
: '11cen William John 66 [hotel / licensed victualler / inn keeper] at [Paignton/Arms/Bridge/Mary], Totnes; b.Totnes; wife Elizabeth 64 b.Dev
: '11cen John 57 house painter at [Lee/George/Bridge/Mary/Hill], Plympton St Mary; b.Stoke / Devonport, Dev; Mary Jane 56; b.Cornwall Alice 18 dressmaker; b.George
: 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
-- 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


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

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]

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
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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 18421842, Exminster, Dev; John, widower, yeoman; Fanny, 3rd dau of late John Soper of Exminster; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser' (pub.) 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

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.Apr>Jun Newton Abbott dist]
: ['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 ]

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?]

John Thomas Soaper m.Mary Jane Burnett Apr>Jun 1842, East Stonehouse, Dev (bmd); John b.c1821 Devonport/Stke Demerel (½m inland from Devonport) (birth not vis igi) & d.1885
- Elizabeth Jane Soaper b.Oct>Dec 1842, d.Oct>Dec 1875, age 32, both Stoke Damerel
- 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; ?a Caroline Eliza Soaper m. Apr>Jun 1874, both Stoke Damerel (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
- 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; Mary Jane 27 b.Cornwall; Elizabeth 8; Caroline 2 (family assumed)
: '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 scholar, 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, Devon : 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, Kingsbridge, Dev : [assume butcher m.Susannah Elizabeth H Tolchard 1868 & d.Oct>Dec, 1900 Totnes, Dev, age 55]
- Samuel Soper b.Oct>Dec 1847; m.Mary Jane Buckpitt Jul>Sep 1874, both Kingsbridge; d.1921, age 73]
- Robert Soper b.Jan>Mar 1850, Kingsbridge
- Thomas Cousens Soper b.Apr>Jun 1852, Kingsbridge
- James Hunt Soper b.Jan>Mar 1856; m.Thirza Elizabeth Hyne 1879 both Kingsbridge; d.5 Jun 1919, age 63, retired farmer of West Bickleigh, Halwell; estate £2,164
- Mary Anna Soper b.Jan>Mar 1859, Kingsbridge; d.24 Feb 1908, age 49unm of Laurel Cottage, Brixham; left £157; brother Samuel's widow executor
: '41cen Susannah Soper 20-4, Samuel Soper 20-4 farmer, Samuel Logan 15 servant : [Susannah 1st so assume elder sister]
: '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.Blackhamton; 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
: '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
: Joanna (c1820-1884) d.Jan>Mar, Kingsbridge, age 64 : Samuel (c1820-1887) d.Jan>Mar, Kingsbridge, age 67
: 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]
: 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 m.Maria Huggins Apr>Jun 1842, Honiton, (bmd)
- 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
: '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
: '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 empl) b.Harpford; nephew Robert 15 scholar b.Sidmouth
: '91cen William gardener (em'ee) 71 at Russell St, Sidmouth; b.Harpford, Dev; Maria 73 b.Sibury; George 64unm brother b.Harpford
: '91cen William gardener (em'ee) 71 at Russell St, Sidmouth; b.Harpford, Dev; Maria 73 b.Sibury; George 64unm brother b.Harpford

William Soper m.Charlotte Butchers or Weeks Jul>Sep 1842, Newton Abbott, Dev [m.assumed]
- Charlotte Soper b.Jan>Mar 1844, Newton Abbott
- 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]
: ['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]
: ['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]
: ['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 at Torr Rock, Ilsington; b.Drewsteignton; Charlotte wife 74 Dawlish; Mary sister 74unm b.Chudleigh]
: William Soper (c1813-1891) d.Oct>Dec 1891, Newton Abbott, age 78
: Mary Soper (c1817-1893) d.Apr>Jun 1893, Newton Abbott, age 76*
: Charlotte Soper (c1817-1893) d.Jul>Sep 1893, Newton Abbott, age 76* [in bmd but duplication seems odd?]

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]

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]

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 Miss 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

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?]

William Soper, a 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 Soper (c1814-1904) d.Jan>Mar 1904 Newton Abbott, age 90]

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

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

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

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 bapt. St Sidwells 1784 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]

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] source
: ?'61cen William J 16 with William 51 master shoemaker b.S.Brent; Martha 50 b.Stonehouse; Susanna 27unm; Martha 22unm; James 20unm; William J 16 & John A 7 all b.Devonport
: William John Soper of "Castle Inn", Plympton St. Maurice, 1870
: '81cen neither vis; '71cen not obvious
: '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
: '11cen William John 66 licensed victualler at "Devonport Arms" [10 rooms], Paignton, Totnes; wife Elizabeth 64 [no children], both b.Totnes; & son-in-law Arthur Marton 38 ass inn keeper b.Hallsands?, Dev; step dau Sarah Elizabeth Marton 34 [1 child] b.Brixham & grandson Arthur John Gilbert Marton 10 at school b.Paignton scan
: 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
Google Books snippet [see 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

Jane Soper, Mrs Mary Perry (nee Mary Soper), Grace Soper & Ann Soper 22 Apr 1846 owned Alder Farm, Thrushelton : Plymouth solicitors records at a2a.org.uk ref 1415/17/24 : [see Thrushelton Sopers 1684]

Richard Soper m.Maria Bennett Apr>Jun 1846, Newton Abbott, Devon (bmd)
- William Charles Soper b.30 Apr 1848 Torquay, Dev (to Richard Soper & Maria Bennett) m.Maria Walling 28 Sep 1868. (b.2 Aug 1847 Kingsteignton, Dev to William Walling & Mary Ann) : [b.Apr>Jun 1848, Newton Abbott, Dev] coach trimmer

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, dist, Devon; 1888 executor when inland revenue officer [??a Henry b.Jul>Sep 1839, Plympton]
- 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 b.Apr>Jun 1851, Plympton : an engineer inspector, Royal Navy 1888
: '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

?? aThomas Soper m.Apr>Jun 1846, Newton Abbott to either Mary Neale, Mary Rugg, Susan Matthews or Lucy Hannaford
: Thomas b.c1820 Bovey Tracey; a Thomas bpt.11 Oct 1818 Bovey Tracey, Dev
- 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 Abbott '81cen dressmaker 27
- Sarah Jane Soper b.Oct>Dec 1852, Newton Abbottt, '91cen unm laundress 37
- Caroline Soper b.Apr>Jun 1858, Newton Abbott, '91cen unm laundress 31 (??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, watch maker; m.Emma Blackmore/Harding or Emma Jane Southcombe Oct>Dec 1889; ?a William P (c1861-1921) d.Jul>Sep, age 60 all at Newton Abbott
- Emma Soper b.Apr>Jun 1863, Newton Abbott, '91cen unm laundress 26; '11cen ?an Emma Loper 47 at Newton Abbot]
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]
: '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 jewler, all b.Torquay; wife Sarah 25 miliner, b.Luton, Beds; Auther 1, b.Torquay; Edath S M 3m, b.Torquay : scan
: '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
: Mary Soper (c1823-1889) d.Jan>Mar 1889, Newton Abbott, age 66
: '91cen Thomas head 72 widowed labourer, at 1 Allamode Villa, Cockington; 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; [not vis '01cen]
: ?Thomas Soper (c1819-1898) d.Oct>Dec 1898, age 79, Newton Abbott dist [inc Bovey]
- Ethel Florence L Soper b.Oct>Dec 1877, Bristol, Glos
- Rosemont Soper b.Apr>Jun 1882, Newton Abbott, Dev [inc Torquay]

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 Dr Elioeoni Soper - medical Sopers]

Walter Soper of Ashburton, deceased 1847, lands mentioned in Ashburton lately in the occupation him : source [see 1805]

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, Dev (bmd)
- William Soper b.Jan>Mar 1853, Dunsford, Dev (St Thomas bmd dist) : ?m.Mary Ann Berry
1880, Crediton, Dev
- John Soper b.Jul>Sep 1856, Dunsford (St Thomas)
- Elizabeth Soper b.c.1862 Dunsford (St Thomas)
- Emily Soper b.c1865 Dunsford
- Sarah Soper b.c1865 Dunsford
- George Soper b.c1867 Dunsford [road contractor '91cen]
: '61cen John 35 ag lab at Algate Cottage, Dunsford; b.Moretonhampstead; Ann 34; William 8; John 4 both scholars; Emily 2 all b.Dunsford
: '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
: '81cen John 55 farm lab, 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]
: '91cen John 66 road contractor (em'ee) at 1st Hole Gate, Dunsford b.Moreton Hampstead; Ann 64; George 23 unm road contractor (em'ee) both b.Dunsford
: '01cen John 77 ag lab at Dunsford, Dev b.Moretonhampstead, Dev; Ann 74 dom cook, b.Dunsford ; same household? ... also at Dunsford George 34 a tin? labourer, b.Dunsford

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 Thur. 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]

John Medland Soper b.Oct>Dec 1848 m.Jan>Mar 1872 both Newton Abbott either Mary Furse or Mary Elizabeth Short
: ???a Harvey Short Soper b.Apr>Jun 1874, Dorchester
: ?a Charles Medland Soper b.Apr>Jun 1876 & d.Apr>Jun 1876 age 0 both Newton Abbott
: ?a Edward Medland Soper b.Jan>Mar 1879 Newton Abbott"

John Soper m.Jacolia Tonkin Apr>Jun 1848, Plymouth, Dev (bmd)
- Henry Tonkin Soper b.Jan>Mar 1851, Tavistock, Dev (bmd) m.Apr>Jun 1873 Tavistock, to either Elizabeth Warren Harvey or Sophia Millman; 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
: '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]


: George Soper m.Emily Bostock Jan>Mar 1848, East Stonehouse, Dev
- George Gustavus Soper b.Apr>Jun 1852, Plymouth,
: Emily Soper m.Thomas Budge Jan>Mar 1855, Stoke Damerel
: George Soper b.c1824, Ridgeway, Dev m.Emily Bostoc 1874 (she remarried Thomas Budge), son;
: George Gustavus Soper b.Devonport, bapt St George the Martyr, May 1852, a master upholsterer m.Louisa Laver of Prittlewell, Essex,
1874, Campkin Hill, Msx
: Albert Gustavus Soper son, b.Jan>Mar 1876 Kensington [see London] My father Ernest b.Kensington, sisters Winifred & Lillian. [father James Soper b.1791c ('believe he, his son & g.son were involved in stonemasonry trade')] from Raewyn Knofflock Jun'01, nee Soper (George's gr.gr.granddaughter) 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
- John Soper b.Oct>Dec 1854, Newton Abbott
- William James Soper b.Apr>Jun 1858, Newton Abbott; assume a draper in Steyning '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
: '91cen William 70 living by own means b.Hennock; Elizabeth 65 b.Ilsington; Mary Sarah 40unm; William James 32unm draper both b.Bovey Tracey
: '91cen William J 22unm general draper at Chase Side, Edmonton, Lon, b.Bovey Tracy, Dev with visitor Emanuell Pengelly 23unm commercial traveller; b.Holsworthy, Dev
: '01cen William 81 retired farmer at Chiswick, M.sex; b.Hennock, Dev; Elizabeth 75 b.Ilsington, Dev; Mary 52 housekeeper; William 42 mens draper shopkeeper; both b.Bovey Tracey [assumed together?]
: '11cen William James 52 a (draper/army/navy) at 115..., Steyning, Mary Sarah 62 housekeeper both b.Dev, & widowed father William 90, a (farmer/ army/navy) b.Hennock, Dev
: 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]
: 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?]

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, age 35 in Devon Court, 2 Jan 1849; sentence Imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

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

Leah Soper m.John Brockington (poss b.Kenn, Kenton or Kennford). Their daughter, Mary Jane Brockington m.George Joseph Newman (b.1849) : curiousfox.org.uk : &

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]

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

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 : [??a Jane Ann Soper d.Jul>Sep 1852 Tavistock, Dev]

James Soper, Dittisham, Jul 8, 1850 a will in Oswyn Murray collection

John Soper m.Jane Redmand Richards (or Anna Humpries or Mary Elizabeth Norman) 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, m.Jul>Sep 1880 (either Julia Bodley or Sarah Ann Pearce) both St Thomas; [not vis 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
: 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]

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 :
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]

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.1802]
: 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 Richard Yabsley Soper from Ted Wildy's Marriage Witness Index : [bmd William m.'Joanna' Jan>Mar 1850, Kingsbridge dist] : [Richard Yabsley Soper m.Ann Blank Oct>Dec 1840 Kingsbridge] ]
- 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
- 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
- Richard Henry Soper b.Oct>Dec 1881, Tavistock; ??a Richard Henry m.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
: 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]

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

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.
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 born, 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 (1817-?), a lodger, 34, b.Exeter : 1851 Devon Survey 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 source

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

Elizabeth Soper m.Philip Spear, 6 children 1841-1852 b. Bradstone & Dunerton, Dev. family in Bradstone '51cen : Spear surname site : [a Philip Spear connection? '51]

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

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

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


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
William Soper a 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
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]

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]

Joseph Soper m.Ann Anning [m.not vis bmd; b.c1820 at Cheverstone Barton, Kenton]
- Emma Soper b.Jul>Sep 1852, St Thomas bmd dist, [Exmouth (inc Kenton)],
- Henry Soper (1856-1913) b.31 Mar Chiverstone, Kenn, Dev, bapt 25 May Kenn (to Joseph Soper & Ann Anning), d.25 Oct, Heavitree, Exeter: bur 29 Oct, Kenton; m.Frances Lear (8 Oct 1865-1950) Jul>Sep 1887 Ken (St Thomas, Exmouth bmd dist): 9 children,
source
- Joseph Soper b.Jan>Mar 1861, St Thomas
- Charlotte Soper b.Jan>Mar 1864, St Thomas
: Joseph Soper of Kenton, shareholder of Devon & Cornwall Banking Co ; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 17 Feb 1859, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: Joseph Soper a farmer of Kenton saw J Brackenbury a gent of Heavitree in front of his trap with an unbroken gun, on the old Dawlish Rd, he told John Hope, Earl of Devon's head keeper who galloped to Haydon & saw him fire from his gig & put the gun under the gig's apron. He had 2 retreiving dogs in the fields & no [game] card. Fined £2; in '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 (not vis '61cen)]
: [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]
: ['91cen Joseph 71 retd farmer; b.Exminster; Ann 69 b.Kenton; Emma 37unm help at home both b.Kenton]
: ['01cen Joseph 81 retired farmer, at Kenton; b.Exminster; Ann 79 b.Kenton]
: Ann Soper (c1821-1903) d.Oct>Dec, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev, age 82
: 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)]

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]

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 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]

Richard Soper, The Worshipful Mayor, appointed Mr Bentall as auditor at Totnes Guildhall; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 4 Mar 1852; scan
Richard b.c1789 & d.1863 age abt 75, unm, parents Richard Soper & Hannah Soper of Totnes
[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]
: [assume Richard Soper mayor 1835 & magistrate 1840 of Totnes (though his father also Richard... assumed the Totnes maltser & spirit merchant above]
: 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)
: b>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
: [Richard gent of Dartington bought Game Cert 1817]
: a Richard Soper 1 of 7 magistrates for Totnes : 1850 directory
: Richard & William Soper, farmers, Higher Allerton, Dartington : 1850 directory
: Richard & William Soper had a freehold estate at Higher Allerton [2m NE Totnes] 1850 www.phc.igs.net
: 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]
: 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
: 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
: Richard Soper esq, & Mr William Soper of Fore St, Totnes in ‘Nobility & Gentry’ section 1852 directory
: Richard Soper appointed major of Totnes; in 'Royal Cornwall Gazette' 19 Nov 1852;
scan
: 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; :
scan
: Richard Soper unanimously chosen 9 Nov 1853 by Totnes Council to be mayor of Totnes (for the 3rd year); in 'Standard' 11 Nov 1853 :
scan
: 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
: [Totnes magistrate
1856; scan]
: [Richard 72 unm alderman, landed proprietor, Totnes
'61cen]
: [d.29 Nov 1863 Totnes, age 73 scan; leaving vacancy as magistrate scan]
: Richard Soper 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 or ? 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; '01cen gen lab 39 Plymouth; not vis '11cen
? - Charles Soper b.Apr>Jun 1867, Plymouth : [*if 13 not 3 in '81cen] (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) at 11 Camden St, Plymouth Charles; Jessie 25 both b.Plymouth : [Charles m.Jessie Wright Oct>Dec 1887, Plymouth]
: 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?]
: '01cen Emma 66 at Plymouth, Dev; b.Brent, Dev [& perhaps others]
: 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)
- Sarah Jane Barber Soper 'Jane', b.Oct>Dec 1853, Newton Abbott
- 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
: '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
: '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
: 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, scan : [Samuel Edwards (c1820-1905) d.Jan>Mar, Newton Abbot, age 85]
: Lucy Georgina Soper d.25 Oct 1921, widow of , Shebbear, Dev; probate Exeter 12 Aug 1922 to Revecca Dusting, widow, Henry Champion Full, solicitor, George Reuben Shephard, solicitor's clerk; estate £1,154 7s 6d ; from Probate Calender, scan : [Lucy G Soper (c1870-1921) d.Oct>Dec, Torrington, age 51]

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 poulterer & greengrocer 54; 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 sister-in-law at Llandudno, Caernarvonshire, Wales; b.Exminster]
: Lucy Jane Soper (c1857-1890) d.Apr>Jun 1890, Newton Abbott, Devon, age 33
: ['01cen Sarah J 77 housekeeper at Llandudno Carnarvon; b.Exminster]
: Sarah Jane Soper (c1825-1904) d.Apr>Jun 1904, Conway, Caernarvon, age 79

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

Samuel Edward Soper (1825-?) : m.Eliza ?? c1853 had 4 children
- Sarah Jane B Soper b.1853 m.William Easterbrook 1876, 4 children 1877-81
- Mary Soper b.1858
- William Soper b.1860
- Jessie Soper b.1864 m.1888 to Frederick George Miller; 3 children 1888-91
: Samuel b.1825 to William Soper (1795-?) m.Mary (1798-?) a younger brother; William Soper (1831-?)
: Easterbrooks from Kingskerswell, [Newton Abbott ]
: (also a Louisa Easterbrook (1846-?) m.a Samuel Soper, 1876, a farmer who had children from his 1st m, from easterbrook.org.uk
: Samuel Edwards Soper d.25 Jan 1905, farmer, retired of 11 Moreland Terrace, Upton, Torquay; probate Exeter 12 May 1905 to John Easterbrook, commercial traveller [??dau's son?]; estate £953 12s 6d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Samuel Edwards (c1820-1905) d.Jan>Mar, Newton Abbott, age 85

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]

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] ?? 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 : ['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]

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]

John Henry Soper (1854-?), b.Plymouth, Devon, 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

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] : [perhaps Dr Elioeoni Soper - medical Sopers]
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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 Dr Elioeoni Soper - medical Sopers]

William Tippett Soper m.Jul>Sep 1854, Totnes (to either Sarah Jane Knapman or Ann Maria Payne)
: William Tippett Soper bpt.2 Sep 1832 & Eliza Soper 10 May 1834, to William & Harriett at St Andrews, Harberton; father a shoemaker of Harberton, Dev from www.freegen.com
: William Tippett Soper, a Hay & Corn Dealer, 'New Inn', Harbertonford :
source : [a Commercial Traveller in 1890]
: William Tippett Soper d.6 Jun 1895 of 18 Grenville Rd, Plymouth, Dev; probate London 5 Jul 1895 to John Payne Soper market gardener; estate £172 13s; from Probate Calender scan : [William Tippet Soper d Apr>Jun 1895 Plymouth, age 6] : [a John Payne Soper b.Jan>Mar 1856, Totnes; m.Plymouth 1879]

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 m.Mary Georgina Parnell Oct>Dec 1854, Newton Abbott, Dev (bmd)
- Mary Jane Parnell Soper b.Jul>Sep 1855, Newton Abbott m.John Sparke Hannaford, Apr>Jun 1885, at NA
- 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 [perhaps also='Parnel'?]
: '61cen not vis
: 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
: ?a James on committee of the 1st Chudleigh Agricultural Show (inc parishes of Hennock, Trusham, Ashton & Christow); 30 Nov
1870; scan
: '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
: ?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
: ??a Mr Soper churchwarden of Bishopsteignton, presented a piece of plate to pastor Mr Ogle before his wedding; Nov
1872; scan
: '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 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
: '91cen John 33 farmer Radway St, Bishopsteignton; Charlotte 32; Gwendoline 1m all b.Bishopsteignton, also Anne Wotton 64 widowed m-in-l of own means b.Catford, Hants; Emma A Baker 52m, monthly nurse b.Teignmouth, Dev; Emma E Stoneman 17 dom serv b.Ideford, Dev & William Stoneman 13 ag lab b.Bshopsteignton [Gwendoline Frances Soper b.Apr>Jun 1891, Newton Abbott] : ['01cen Gwendoline 10, Daisy 8, Fred 6]
: '11cen Mary Georgina 77 farmer's widow at [Harbertonford/Cottages], Totnes
: 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 51 at Barntable on own means]
- Amy Soper b.Jan>Mar 1861, Plymouth; [1898 mother's executor; '11cen 50 at Barntable 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 : ['01cen none vis]
: 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
: Elizabeth Amelia Soper d.1 Sep 1897, widow of 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?]
: '01cen Elizabeth 41 at Clevedon, S.set; Elizabeth 40 both living on own means 'b.Clevedon, S.set'
: '11cen Elizabeth 51 head [private means] at (5 Lee/Buckland/North/West) Barnstaple, Dev; Amy 50 sister [private means] both b.-; c11.192

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

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 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] : ['61cen John Soper Perry b.Milton Abbot c1816 & Jane at Thrushelton, Dev] : [see Thrushelton Sopers 1684] : [a Elizabeth Soper m.Philip Spear, bef.1841 see '51]

John Henry Soper (1856-?), b.Devonport, Devon, 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
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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 Dr 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 Dr 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

Richard Hill Soper m.Ann Rebecca Abel Jul>Sep 1856, Norwich, Norfolk (bmd)
- Emily Martha Soper b.Jan>Mar 1857, Norwich, Norfolk; 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.Mr Marianelli, son b.1887 Milan, Italy; '91cen with parents 28
- 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
- William Soper b.Jan>Mar 1871, Exeter; '91cen 21 fruit flower dealer
- Eva Soper b.Jul>Sep 1876, Exeter
: ['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 all b.Exeter, Dev 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]
: [a Richard Hill Soper d.Jan>Mar 1882, age 48 all bmd records Exeter (left a National Probate Record)]
: [Richard Hill Soper d.17 Feb 1882, nurseryman of Belmont Nursery, Belmont Rd, Exeter, Dev; died Belmont Nursery; will at Exeter 15 Mar 1882 to Ann Rebecca Soper of Belmont Nursery, widowed wife & sole executrix; estate £266 8s 6d ; from Probate Calender, scan]
: [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]
: ['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]
: [connection? a Robert Hills Soper b.Totnes 1841 & Harry Hill Soper b.Clifton. Glos 1862]

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.1802]
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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

William Soper had a Port Isaac shop & died Jun 1855. His niece, Cordelia Guy claimed £50 from her cousin Nathaniel Lang, as Soper's executor. Miss Guy had a Port Isaac shop & when Soper became old & unable to attend to business she assisted & after 8m he asked her to take it off his hands. Having just recieved a Post Office appointment, she was unwilling, but consented in Michaelmas 1853 & took business & stock for a £100 promissory note. She gave Mr & Mrs Soper money & groceries against the note. Before he died, his wife was advised to stay seperatly from him so she lodged with Miss Guy. She claimed £171 for cash, groceries & Mrs Soper's funeral expences, less the £100 + £21 for 1¾y rent for Mr Soper's freehold shop, so abt £50 owed. Witnesses Ann Bate, Soper's servant & Warwick & Jane Guy, Cordelia's brother & sister. Langs defence was he was not executor as Soper left no probate & £374 not £100 was owed for shop. Jury's verdict for Miss Guy for £50 11s 9d; in 'Royal Cornwall Gazette' 15 Aug 1856, from news.bl.uk; scan

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]
: '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]

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, Devon (Sarah Sophia not obviously a Soper from bmd)] : [Farm now an Anglican retreat at Start Point, Kingsbridge, Dev; source]

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)]

John Theophilus Soper m.Elizabeth Launder Apr>Jun 1858 Stoke Damerel, Dev; [assume relation of Russell George Theophilus Soper (1917-1940) RAF]
- Elizabeth Ann Soper b.Jul>Sep 1861, Stoke Damerel
- James Henry Soper b.Apr>Jun 1865, Stoke Damerel : pensioner RN when executor of father 1925
- Alfred W Soper b.Oct>Dec 1866, Stoke Damerel
- Blanche Emily M Soper b.Jul>Sep 1872, Stoke Damerel
- Sydney Edwin Soper b.Jan>Mar 1875, Stoke Damerel; 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, Stoke Damerel : ['11cen 30 boilermaker] d.22 Oct 1939
: '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 49 gardener, Hele Bridge Cottages, Hatherleigh, Dev; b.Okehampton; Elizabeth 45; Elizabeth A 25unm both dressmaker; b.Dolton, Dev

Sarah 63 widowed nurse b.Cornwood, Dev 1 of 9 households at nr 16
: '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) b.Egg Buckland; Blanche E M 18; Sydney E 16 boilermaker (apprentice); George P 9 scholar all b.Devonport; Richard Sargent wid.fa-law 90 b.Tavistock
: '11cen John Theophilus Keals Soper 74 head [assistant boiler maker] at (24 St John) Devonport; b.Buckland, Dev; Elizabeth 74 wife b.-; George Percy Soper 30 son [boilermaker] b.Devonport, Morice Town, Dev
: John Theophilus Soper d.25 Mar 1925, of 163 Pasley St, Stoke, Devonport, Dev ; probate Exeter 8 Apr 1925 to [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)]

Samuel Soper m.Rebecca Ford Jul>Sep 1858, Kingsbridge, Devon (bmd)
- ?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)
: '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, Dartington, Dev; b.Loddiswell, Dev; Rebecca 52 dressmaker b.Woodleigh, Dev; William 24 stoker, crew HMS Ringarooma, Devonport; b.St Budeaux, Dev
: '01cen Samuel 63 a water mill [er?] at Dartington, Dev; b.Loddiswell, Dev; Rebecca 62 dressmaker; b.Woodleigh, Dev
: ??a Rebecca (c1839-1909) d.Apr>Jun 1909, Kingston, Surrey, age 70
: '11cen Samuel Knapman Soper widower 73 [water bailiff/army/navy] at Kingsbridge Dev; b.Dev
: 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]

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 age 92] : ['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)]

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 (listed? mother Elizabeth Lear)
- Robert Soper 20 June 1790 :
- William Soper 4 June 1805 :
- John Lear Soper 15 Apr 1807 :
- Robert Soper 30 Jan 1809 :
- Thomas Lear Soper 5 Feb 1811 ; all dates for baptisms in Harberton, parents William Soper & Elizabeth Lear: (parents, Thomas Lear & Ann Ley) m.1784c source & source

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 a RN seaman m.
1885 & m.1890
- Sophia Soper b.Jul>Sep 1870, Plymouth ['11cen 40unm dressmaker]
- Florence Soper b.Jul>Sep 1877, Plymouth ['11cen 'Florrie' 34unm dressmaker]
: '41cen; not obvious : '51cen a Thomas 17 in & b.Dev
: '61cen; Thomas L 28unm, leading stoker on vessel 'St Jean d'Acre', Cadiz Bay; b.Dev
: '61cen; Caroline 23 17 Cecil St, St Andrew, Dev; b.Southcool
: '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
: '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; assume Thomas 67 b.Dodbrooke; Caroline 60 b.Kingsbridge, Dev; Sophia 30 b.Plymouth; Florence 24 b.Devonport
: '11cen; Thomas Lear Soper 77 Royal Navy pensioner at 7 Greenbank Avem Plymouth, St Judes; b.Dodbrook; Caroline 72 {6rooms/m52y/7kids/4died} b.South Pool; & unm dau's Sophia 40 b.Plymouth; Florrie 34 dau both dressmakers at home, b.Devonport : scan
: '11cen; Thomas L Soper 48 carpenter at East..., Overseas, Royal Navy; b.Plymouth : scan
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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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Thomas Lear Soper m.Alice Elizabeth 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]
: Alice Elizabeth Soper (c1866-1887) d.Apr>Jun, Stoke Damerel, age 21
: 2nd m? Thomas Lear Soper Jul>Sep 1890, at SD, Dev m.Elizabeth Sarah Babb; 'Bessie'? Jul>Sep 1890 SD
: '91cen? a Thomas L Soper 28 carpenter RN at Stoke Damerel; b.Plymouth Elizabeth 'L' 26 & Albert L 1 m both b.Devonport
: '01cen? a Thomas L Soper 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]
: '11cen; Albert Lear Soper, 20 at Devonport [no Thomas vis '11cen]
: Albert Lear Soper d.Pas de Calais, France, WW1: 9 May 1917; Private, Royal Fusiliers, parents Thomas Lear Soper & Bessie
:
: Elizabeth Sarah Soper d.15 Jun 1927, 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.to 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?]
- William Soper b.Apr>Jun 1844, Totnes [guessed only from bpt.27 May 1844; assume John L 5 bapt as job lot?]
- 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
: '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

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

William Soper m.Betsy Baker Apr>Jun 1859, Tavistock, Dev (bmd) : [guessed marriage, if so 2nd one]
- John James Soper b.Oct>Dec 1859, Launceston, Cornwall (mother nee Soper) : [?John James Souper nrJ43867 of Belvedere, Kent; Registers of Seamen's Services 6 April 1895; quatermaster HMS Winchester] : m.Mary Ann Crozier 24 Dec 1888
: '61cen William 46 farming, Drowns Mill, Broadwood Widger, 40 acres b.BW; Betsy 27; Richard 16 both b.Thrushelton; William 13 b.Stowford; Jane 10; Betsy 7; Edwin 4; John James 2 all b.BW
: '71cen William 56 farming 100 acres, empl 1 lab at Drown's Mill, Broadwoodwidger; b.B'widger; Betsy 35, b.Thruseton; Jane 18; Elizabeth 16; Edwin 14; Thomas H 9; George F 7; Amos R 5; James H 18m, all b.B'widger; scan
: '81cen William '56' farming 160 acres at 2 Higher Cookworthy, Lifton; b.Broadwoodwidger; Betsy 47 b.Thruselton; Thomas H 19; George F 16; Amos R 14; James H 12; Samuel B 9; Emily G 6 scolar, all b.Broadwoodwidger, Dev
: '91cen William 78 farmer (em'er) at Lady Cross Farm, Werrington; b.Broadwood; Betsy 55 b.Thrushelton; George F 26; Amos R 24; James H 22; Samuel B 19 all assistants; Emily g-dau 15 b.Werrington
: 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
- Henry Evans Soper b.Apr>Jun 1860, Tiverton [assume, but not in cesus]
- Emily Susan Soper b.Apr>Jun 1862, Tiverton
- William Henry Soper b.Apr>Jun 1864, Tiverton
- John M Soper b.Jan>Mar 1866, Exeter
- James Evens Soper b.Jul>Sep 1868; James Evans Soper d.Jul>Sep 1869, age 1, both Exeter
- Herbert Evans Soper b.Jul>Sep 1870, Exeter, an engineer fitter : Herbert Evens Soper m.Flora Jane Wyatt Jan>Mar
1893 Exeter; d.1949 Radnor St, Swindon, Wilts
- Kate Mary Soper b.Oct>Dec 1872, Exeter : '91cen tailoress 18; '01cen shirt machinist 28;
- Ellen Hannah Soper b.Jan>Mar 1875, Exeter : '91cen milliner 16
- Edmund James Soper b.Jul>Sep 1878, Exeter : but Edward James in '91cen
- Sidney Carey Soper b.Jan>Mar 1882, Exeter
: '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]
: '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
: '91cen Herbert E 22 boarder at Bourton, Dor; b.Exeter, Dev
: '01cen John 61 builder Exeter, Dev; b.Tiverton, Dev; & assumed household Kate 28 shirt machinist; Ellen 26; Sidney 19 all b.Exeter, perhaps others? [wife's d.not vis bmd]
: '11cen John widower 71 a [builder joiner/army] at [Temple/Road], Exeter
: 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; 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.Jul>Sep 1860, St Thomas, Dev
- Walter James Soper b.Jan>Mar 1862, Doddiscombsleigh [St Thomas RD]; [assume late register of the son b. to Mr E 30 Nov 1861 D'leigh] ['71cen? 9 boarding at Wolborough, Newton A] not vis '91cen :
- Ernest Northcott Soper b.Jul>Sep 1865, Doddiscombsleigh [St Thomas RD] ; '81cen age 5; not vis '91cen
- Margaret White Soper b.Oct>Dec 1867, Doddiscombsleigh [St Thomas RD] governess 23 unm '91cen
- William White Soper b.Jan>Mar 1869, Doddiscombsleigh [St Thomas RD] : 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 b.Apr>Jun 1871, Doddiscombsleigh [St Thomas RD] not vis '91cen
- Winnifred Alice Soper b.Jan>Mar 1874, Doddiscombsleigh [St Thomas RD]
- Samuel Sercombe Soper b.Apr>Jun 1875, Doddiscombsleigh [St Thomas RD] m.Oct>Dec 1899, St George Hanover Sq Bessie Louisa Davey d.Jan>Mar 1902 Lambeth age 25
: '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 & 4 servants:
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, &
: 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
: '91cen Margaret W 23 unm domestic governess at William & Jane Hill 57 & 50 at Fortescue, Nether Exe, Dev & sons Herbert 21 & Alfred 20 [seems a tad old?] , groom 15 & cook 17
: '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; Elizabeth Nortcott 60 sister-in-law b.Manaton; dom serv 14 & ag labs 20 & 15
: '91cen Samuel Sereombe Soper 15 farmers son b.Doddiscombsleigh; with cousin 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

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, Devon 'much respected' : from The Times 30 Apr : 45/211p : [d.'20 Dec', 31 Dec 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post]

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)]
: [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
: '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
: Martha Ann Soper (c1874-1891) d.Oct>Dec 1891, Exeter, Devon, age 17
: Martha Soper (c1839-1903) d.Jan>Mar 1903, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev, age 64
: William Charles Soper m.Harriett Saunders Apr>Jun 1904, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Devon (bmd)
: 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]

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]

Ann Soper in Devon Court, 22 Oct 1860; sentence Imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

Henry Soper in Devon Court, 16 Oct 1860; sentence Imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

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 Dr 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]

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
: ['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 a hammer man at factory; at Pym St, Tormoham; 5 others in property]
: ['61cen Jane 26 at St Germans, Con; & Mary A 2m with her parents John Herring 6, gardener b.Pillaton & Mary A 59 b.Ladulph]
: ['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]
: [??a Mary Ann Soper m.Oct>Dec 1887 Stoke Damerel; to either Samuel John Caren or Edwin Alexander Williams]
: ['91cen William 59 blacksmith hmd (em'ee) at Stoke Damerel; b.Egg Buckland; Jane 56; b.Landulph, Con & Solomon R Martin, lodger 24unm joiner (em'ee) b.Tavistock]
: ['01cen William 66 garden labourer; b.Egg Buckland; Jane 65 at Devonport; b.Landulph, Con]
: ??a William (c1833-1907) d.Apr>Jun, Devonport, Dev, age 74
: ['11cen Jane 76 mother in law, widow at 9 [Bridge/Mary/Thomas/Plymouth]; Plympton St Mary, Dev; b.Con]
: ??a Jane (c1836-1932) d.Apr>Jun, Plymouth, Dev, age 96


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

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

James Soper 41 a 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 : [assume Robert 20 in Wilts '71cen]. [?James insolvent 1844? see]

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, a coach maker at Lower Union St, Tormoham; b.Torquay : wife Emma Soper, a milliner b.Totnes : son William E Soper 2 b.Torquay; also relative Catherine Hopkins 22 unm milliner b.Torquay & house servant Mary Crawford 16 b.Haverton

William Henry Soper m.Emma Stephens Oct>Dec 1857, Newton Abbott, Devon (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]
- Emma Grace Soper b.Jul>Sep 1871, Totnes [Newton Abbott bmd dist], dau '81 & gr.dau '91cen
- William Soper ?b.Jul>Sep 1883, Totnes [Newton Abbott bmd dist], assume grandson; William Edward b.c1882
: '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]
: [bankrupt '67cen & 100 Lower Union St house & carriage factory sold (but still there '71cen so bought it or there as a tennant)]
: [

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
: [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]
: 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
: [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, Dev; b.Torquay; Emma 56 b.Totnes; Emma Gr.dau 19
: [ William H coach builder, Lower Union St, Torquay bankrupt (again) 1892-3)]
'01cen William Sopher 67 in Hampstead, Lon, 'traveller in rubber c i' b.Torquay & Emma Sopher 66, b.Totnes; William Sopher 42 superintendent of life Aassurance; Emma Sopher 28; William Sopher 19 all b.Torquay
'11cen William Soper 77 head [coach builder/army/navy] at (130 St John/Gardens/Hill) Hampstead, Lon; Emma 76; William Edward 52 [insurance / assurance]; dau Emma Grace 40; William Edward 19 [church … /army/hospital/institution], all but Emma 76 b.Totnes
??an Emma d.Apr>Jun 1911 Hampstead, age 76 : ??? a William H d.Jul>Sep 1916, Willesden, Lon age 83 : ??an Emma G (c1870-1933) d.Jul>Sep Willesden age 63; ??a William E (c1859-1944) d.Jan>Mar Willesden, age 85

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]

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]


Jane Soper d.28 Jun 1861, of Broadley, Thrushelton, Dev; Died at Broadley; Probate Exeter, 30 Jun 1862 to Grace Soper of Thrushelton, spinster, sister & sole executrix; from Probate Calender (ancestry.com)
: '41cen Jane 40-5 farmer at East Broadly, Thrushelton; Ann 40-4 Grace 35-9 & Mary Martin 14 servant, all b.Dev
: '61cen Jane 66 at Broadley Farm, Thrushelton; 'farming' & sister Grace 61 'assistant or partner', both b.Thrushelton, both unm; & niece Elizabeth Treharne 34, widowed fundholder b.Thrushelton; visitor Jane Dawe 61 unm fundholder, b.Marystow; 3 servants John Sang 63, labourer b.Marystow; Leonard Smallecombe 16, carter & Hannah Warren 15 'maid of all works' both b.Thrushelton
: Miss Grace Soper paid a Plymouth solicitor 1880, re Alder Farm & 'Mr Spear & his claims re Pearse's & Soper's Alder'.
Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office: ref.1415/17/33 : [a Grace Soper will re Alder Fm 1887]
: '71cen Grace 72unm aunt at Lobhill House, Thrushelton, lodger with John Perry 46 unm (farmer) & merchant b.Thrushelton & unm sister Mary 40 b.Stoneford? & 2 male farm servants 21 unm & a dom ser 19
: '81cen Grace 82unm, b.Thrushelton; lodger; aunt to William Perry 64 b.Coryton, stone mastr, 260 acres, emp 6 men & 1 boy; 2 sisters, Elizabeth Fredans 54 widow; Mary Perry 50unm, both b.Thrushelton, with maid 17, cook 23 & 2 ag labs 62 & 17
: Grace d.9 Feb 1886, spinster of Lobb Hill, Thrushelton; died Lobb Hill; will Exeter 23 Apr 1887 to Solomon Perry gent of Tavistock, Dev, nephew, John Nony Trehane of Plymouth, county solicitor, the executors; estate £971 15s 8d formerly of Alder; from Probate Calender scan : [not vis bmd]

Joanna d.20 Dec 1861, wife of William of Kellaton, Stokenham, Dev; Probate Exeter 8 Jan 1892 to William of Ash Farm, Whitchurch, yeoman; estate £144 0s 4d; from Probate Calender (ancestry.com) : [d.Oct>Dec 1861, Kingsbridge, Dev] : [William m.Joanna Blank, 1850]

R Soper on Totnes licencing committee; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 18 Sep 1861, from news.bl.uk; scan

Mr Soper of Doddiscombeleigh at dinner following Dunsford Agricultural Association Meet; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 20 Nov 1861, from news.bl.uk; scan : [perhaps '61cen Edward 27 farming 207 acres at Great Leigh, Doddiscombsleigh]

John Soper m.Mary Jane Hellier Jan>Mar 1861 Newton Abbott, Dev [his father John farmed Whiteway Barton, Kingsteignton & m.abt.1802 (Mary's father George b.c1803, see '81cen below)]
- Mary Frances Soper b.Jan>Mar 1862, Bovey Tracey [Newton Abbott bmd dist : ??a Mary Frances m. Apr>Jun 1889, at NA (either James Henry Norrish or Ernest Pedrick Strong)
- Louisa Jane Soper b.Jan>Mar 1864, Bovey Tracey [Newton Abbott bmd dist] : d.18 Jan 1920, age 55unm of Whiteway Fm, left £496
- Emily Kate Soper b.Jan>Mar 1866, Bovey Tracey [Newton Abbott bmd dist] : d.30 Mar 1929, age 63unm, left £471
- John Soper b.Jul>Sep 1867, Bovey Tracey [Newton Abbott bmd dist], a farmer; father's executor 1917, he left £2,100
? - Frank Standish Soper b.Jan>Mar 1869, Bovey Tracey [Newton Abbott bmd dist]; drapers ass '91cen; d.Apr>Jun 1892, Newton Abbott age 23 Newton Abbott
? - Ellen Maud Soper (b.Kingsteignton, unm governess '91/'11cen) also an Ellen Maria Soper both b.Jan>Mar 1871, Newton Abbott
- Annie Gertrude Soper b.Apr>Jun 1872, Kingsteignton [Newton Abbott bmd dist] m.Apr>Jun 1902 Newton Abbott (either William Henry Palmer or Charles Henry Scott)
- Constance Etheldreda Soper b.Jul>Sep 1877, Kingsteignton [Newton Abbott bmd dist] : [unm 33 '11cen]: [??a Constance E m.1914 Greenwich]
: John of Kingsteignton, employed John Gibson ploughman who won 1st & £2 for ploughing & 3rd & 10s for 'youths under 21 who lived longest with master' (7y 2m) 1854 : [Gibson won £2 ploughing 1852]
father? : '61cen John 59, a farmer of Whiteway Barton, Kingsteignton (280a, emp 9; Mary 59 both b.Hennock; Ellen Maria 18 unm b.Bickington also Phillip Edwards 60unm, in care of cattle b.Hennock; William Wotton 33m & Alice Wotton 37m 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
father? :Mr Soper auctioning Whiteway Barton stock; Oct scan
: '61cen John 22 famer of Whistlewell Farm, Bovey Tracey, 170a emp 6, b.Hennock Mary J 22 b.Bovey Tracey also 5 servants Robert Fisher 22 carter b.Grt Torrington; Robert Carpenter 17 b.BT; Charles Mead 15 boy; Joshua Williams 11 house boy both b.Hennock & Jane Redstone 31 house servant b.S.Tawton
: '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
: '81cen John 42 farming abt300a at Whikeway 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 78w visiting f-in-law b.Lustleigh, Dev; Anna A 36 visiting unm sister b.Bickington, Dev & 3 farm serv William Stevens 23, Charles Whitear 14 & Charles Sanders 12 all b.Kingsteignton & gen dom Mary Neck 26 b.Moreton
: '81cen Emily K 15 scolar at girls school, Monpelier House, Victoria Place, East Budleigh, Dev 
: [John Soper, farmer of Whiteway, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot in 1890 directory]
: '91cen John 52 farmer Whiteway Barton, Kingsteignton; b.Hennock Mary J 52; Louisa J 25 unm farmers dau; John 23 unm farmers son; Frank S 22 unm drapers ass all b.Bovey Tracey; Annie G 18 farmers dau; Constance E 13 scholar both b.Kingsteignton; also Elizabeth J Heyward 13 gen serv & George Bray 13 farm serv both b.Kingsteignton
: dau? Ellen Maud '91cen b.Kingsteignton, governess 20, at Cronoor Lodge, Littleham, Dev with JP William Lundie & dau's 12 & 10; also '11cen governess 40 at [2 The Great Cambridgeshire Rd], Cambridge (an institution) teacher's governess b.Kings .., Dev : [b.Jan>Mar 1871 Newton Abbott, Dev]
: '11cen John 72 at (Kings Farm?) Newton Abbot, b.Hennock; Mary Jane 72 b.Dev; & dau's Emily Kate 45 & Constance Etheldreada 33
: '11cen John 43 farmer at Newton Abbot, Dev; Louisa Jane 46 sister [housekeeper]; Mary 5 all b.Dev
: ??a Mary J (c1849-1916) d.Apr>Jun, age 67 at Newton Abbott &??
: John Soper d.11 Jan 1917 of Whiteway Farm, Kingsteignton; probate Exeter 4 May 1917 to John Soper yeoman; estate £2,100 3s 10d; from Probate Calender, scan : (John (c1839-1917) d.Jan>Mar, Newton Abbott, age 78)
: Louisa Jane d.18 Jan 1920, spinster of Whiteway Fm, Kingsteignton; probate Exeter 7 Jun 1920 to John Soper, yeoman; estate £496 6s 9d; from Probate Calender, scan : (Louisa J (c1865-1920) d.Jan>Mar, Newton Abbott, age 55)
: Emily Kate d.30 Mar 1929, spinster of Gunstone House, Crediton, Dev; probate Exeter 16 May 1929 to John Soper, yeoman, Ernest John Strong, manager; estate £471 0s 1d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Emily K (c1866-1929) d.Apr>Jun, Crediton, age 63]

Thomas Morgan Soper (1861-1957) b.Dartmouth, 8 Jan 1861, son of John & Mary Soper. Age 20 (c1881 he came to Banford, Ontario, Canada, with his brother Harry Soper. He moved to Florence, Kansas 1884. www.ku.edu : [a Thomas Soper (c1862-?) a Farm Labourer 19, b.England (Church Of England) at Brantford East, Brant North, Ontario. Living with family of Sidney W Thomas 31 a farmer b.Ortario[

Mary Ann Soper (c1823-?) m.Edward Griffith Lloyd Street, aged 38, 16 Nov 1861 at Registry Office, Devonport, Devon (marriage recorded for potential Royal Navy widow's pension). nationalarchives Folios: 793-5

Mary Soper (c1759-1861) age 102 buried 20 Mar 1861 Shaldon Parish Register, burials 1857-76 : devonheritage.org : ['41cen Mary b.Devon 80-4 a spinster?? (crossed out) at St Nicholas, Shaldon]

Edward Soper occupied premises [from George Henry Cutler?] area 5a 3r 11p : 6s 9d amount payable to vicar : Rent & tithes for Brixham, Dev (London Gazette 15 Oct 1861)
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William Soper occupied (rented, perhaps from John Vittery) premises area 1a 1r 2p : 6s 0d : Rent & tithes for Brixham, Dev vicar : Rent & tithes for Brixham, http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/22556/pages/4096 15 Oct 1861

Mr E Soper a son b.30 Nov 1861 at Doddiscombeleigh, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 11 Dec , from newspapers.bl.uk : [?a Walter James b.Doddiscombsleigh; b.reg Jan>Mar 1862]

Mrs Soper d.20 Dec 1861 at Killaton, Stokenham, age 40, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 1 Jan 1862, from newspapers.bl.uk : [?a Joanna Soper d.Oct>Dec 1861 Kingsbridge]

Winifred? Soper (c1804-62) died age 58, Great Leigh, buried 15 Mar 1862 Doddiscombeleigh Parish Register, burials 1858-77 devonheritage.org : [no Winifred in '61cen; not vis but Soper families in Doddiscombeleigh]

Mary Ann Soper m.William Rice Apr>Jun 1862, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Devon (bmd) ??a
- Mary Ann Soper b.Apr>Jun 1842, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Devon
: William Soper m.Martha [Rice?], Martha bpt.1838 Ide [, Dev, nr Exeter] ; 5 brothers & sisters >1823-1851…. This recorded her as Rebecca Soper Rice & her mother's maiden name as Mary Ann Soper (I noted above that William [Rice]'s sister Martha had m.William Soper). The 1862 m.cert of William & Mary Ann Soper recorded William as the son of William Rice. Importantly, the witnesses were William & Martha Soper, supporting the identification of this William Rice as my ancestor Richard's brother : Google Books snippets from Ancestral Trails by Mark Herber pub.1998
: William Charles Soper m.Martha Rice Apr>Jun 1860, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Devon (bmd)

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, from news.bl.uk; scan : [won prize 1856 '61cen Richard 58 ag lab at Lympstone Rd, Woodbury; b.Woodbury; Amelia 51 b.Awliscombe; Selina 19 a spring? maker; Martha 11; Mary 11 both students; Miranda 8, all b.Woodbury]

Fanny Soper Hocking b.Stoke Climsland, Cornwall, m.John Pomroy, son Thomas Pomroy b.Ashburton Dev 1862, RN, arrived Australia 1884 (siblings: Mabel, Minnie Frederick, John H.+others) from Pam Trimmer 11/06 : source

Mr Soper rode or owned 'Redpole' an also ran at The City Bowl, 5 furlongs or 32 soverigns ; [The city bowl, Salisbury 1st run 1765 & still going]; in 'Birmingham Daily Post; 23 May 1862, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: Mr Soper, of Buckfastleigh's Flying Dutchman 12st 7lbs; rider Mattews came 4th in Trewan Stakes over 3 miles of hunting country (a past winner & over 6 years old) All bets off as 1st & 2nd missed flagged turns; in 'Royal Cornwall Gazette' 8 May 1863;
scan
: H Soper's Flying Dutchman £20 [paid to enter?] 10 stone, came 3rd in a selling steeple chase, Winner was auctioned after race; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post; 13 May 1863,
scan
: Mr Soper, owned & rode 'Straddler' given 210 yd start in The Troop Handicap, longest start in 12 horse race; in 'The Era; 6 Sep 1863;
scan
: Mr Soper, 's owned b g Flying Dutchman 11st (rider Skinner) 2nd in 3 mile Yeomanry Steeplechase, the three others were casualties who did not finish; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post; 9 Sep 1863;
scan
: Mr Soper, represented Dr Neal & stated in Judge's Chambers, an order made last week on 'Willie the Bean' & 'Regenerstor' had not been complied with. The sheriff [who had the racehorses taken from creditors?] lived Salisbury, Wilts; in 'The Era (pub.Lon); 4 Oct 1863;
scan
: Mr Soper, 's Mountain Doe, 4years, 7 stone came 2nd in 1 mile Weymouth Trial Handicap, rider Hibberd; in 'Morning Post' 2 Sep 1864;
scan
: Mr Soper, from the office of Mr Hooper was in judges chambers (Bradley v.Davey). He riduculed the idea of Turf Gazette injuring Judex Weekly Turf Curcular (by re-printing it's tips). Soper refered to Copyright Act 'could at 'tip' be a litery work of lasting public benefit' [laughter]. No injuction given, as plaintif free to claim damages; in 'Notingham Guardian' 29 Sep 1865;
scan
: H Soper, owned & rode 'Polly' (200yds' start) in a Troop Handicap, Royal Artillery Company's Race day; Polly led off & never gave the others a chance, won by 10 lengths at 5 to 2; in 'The Era' (pub.Lon), 8 Oct 1865;
scan
: H Soper 's 'Langholm' 5yrs, 12st, in Crewkerne Stakes, £150 prizes, at Crewkerne National Hunt, S.set Steeplechase at haselbury Hill. Langholm fell at 2nd brook, Jockey Dewsuey floundered in the water for some time & did not pass the post in torrential rain; in 'Morning Post' 12 Apr 1866, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: Mr Soper 's Langholm came last in Subscription Stakes (1 sov each), in numerously attended East Devon Steeple Chase at Colyten in fine weather on Wed; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 2 May 1866;
scan
: Soper 's 'Langholm' 5y 8st, came 2nd of 4 in Garrison Plate (handicap) 30 sovs over ½m, jockey W Hopkins; Plymouth, Devonport & Cprnwall Races; in 'Morning Post' 24 Aug 1866;
scan
: Mr Soper's horse 'Langholm (5 years 12st 7lb) came 2nd in The Ivybridge Hunt Cup for hunters, at Plymouth, Devonport & Cornwall Meeting. Jockey, Mr Gregory : from Guardian Newspaper, 25 Aug 1866
: Henry Soper's 'A-Z' beaten at Crediton Stakes (1 soveriegn to enter + £15 added); Crediton Races at Hollacombe, Dev. Popular dispite being on Wed as cheap tickets offered from SW Railways; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 12 Sep 1866, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: Soper Hampton Due' (rider C Sopp) unplaced in 1½m Tiverton Handicap. Also Soper's 'Venison', (rider E Sopp) 4th in 1m Handicap Plate of £50 at Tiverton Races; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 21 Aug 1872;
scan
: Soper's 'Venison' 3y, 7st came last in 50 sovereign Tradesmens Plate 1m Handicap & 'Hampton Doe' 4y 10st 7lbs 7th in Ivy Bridge Cup 1½m; at Plymouth Meet; in 'The Standard' 23 Aug 1872;
scan; & 'Venison' raced again 28 Aug
: H Soper 's 'Venison' rider C Sopp 4th of 6in Borough Members hadicap ¾m, 50 sovs & H Soper's 'Venison, rider C Sopp won N.Devon Hanicap, 20 soveriegns at Tiverton Races; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 20 Aug 1873, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: H Soper 's 'Venison', rider Sopp, 3rd of 3 Her Majesty's Vase 100 guineas; Mr H Soper's Hampton Doe, rider Sopp 3rd in Plymouth Plate 50 sovs at Plymouth Races; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 27 Aug 1873, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: H Soper 's 'Venison', rider C Sopp, 3rd Town plate for 50 sovs Totnes Races & 2nd day came 2st in Tradesman Plate for 50 sovs; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 17 Sep 1873, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: Mr Soper s 'Venison' 3rd at race in Torquay Steeplechase; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 15 Apr 1874;
scan
: Mr Soper 's 'Venison & Mr Budge's 'Bessle' matched for £100 a side at totnes Race Cource (Soper lost by half neck); & Soper's 'Miss Loyals' 4th of 7 in 1½m hurdle race; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 6 May 1874, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: Soper's 'Venison' (by Southampton & Mountain Doe) 5y, 9st 12lbs rider Gregory; only other horse Thurlow 3-1 favourite broke down & Venison came in alone; Match Race, 2pm race 50 sovs, Plymouth Meet 26 Aug; in 'The Morning Post' 27 Aug 1874;
scan : & raced again 3 Sep 'Venison' 3y 8st 7lb, 5th of 5, Town Plate, Totnes Meet; scan
: Soper's 'Venison' 'b.h.' 5y 8st 7lbs; declared 2lbs rider Gregory, over 4th of 5 at Town Plate 50sov Handicap over 2m at Totnes Meet; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 9 Sep 1874;
scan

Jane Soper a widow of Exmouth, summoned Henry Sanders to show cause why he should not contribute towards the support of her illigitimate child, of which he is the putative father. Bench made an order of 1s 6d per week on Saunders; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 9 Apr 1862, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['61cen Jane 40, a widowed lace worker at Fore St, Littleham [1m S Exmouth]: 4 children; John 8; Mary J 6; William 4 all scholars b.Exmouth] : [John m.Jane Redmand Richards 1850]

Selina Soper in Devon Court, 8 Apr 1862; sentence imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available) : [Swearing In Exeter pub 1844?]

James Henry Soper (1862-?), b.Morice Town Devonport, 18 Apr 1862, nr127877, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/170

Thomas Lear Soper (1862-?), b.Plymouth, Dev, 8 Jul 1862, nr131204, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/177
: Thomas Lear Soper m Oct>Dec 1858 Plymouth & a Thomas Lear Soper b.Jul>Sep 1862 Plymouth : a Thomas Lear Soper m.Jan>Mar 1885 Stoke Damerel, Dev

J Soper one of a large party dining at The Globe Hotel Assembly Rooms, Exeter; to support Lord Courtney; Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, 29 Oct 1862; from newspapers.bl.uk

Mary Ann Soper m.William Rice 18 Apr 1862 at St Thomas, youngest dau of Henry Soper of Lugg Farm, St Thomas & eldest son of Wm Rice of Ide, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 30 Apr, from newspapers.bl.uk

John Soper m.Elizabeth Leigh (or Mary Ann Arscott) Jul>Sep 1864, Stoke Damerel, Devon (bmd)
:?'71cen; John (c1833-?) , stoker (gas works) 38, at 23 Charlotte Row, Morice Town, Stoke Damerel, Devonport; b.Dev; Elizabeth 31, b.Kingston, Dev; John 5 a school; Charity 1, both b.Devonport, Dev; with visitor Martha Leigh 68, widow b.Kingston, Dev

John Soper m.Mary Cottle Apr>Jun 1862, Plymouth, Dev
- Thomas Cottle Soper b.Oct>Dec 862, Plympton
- Mary Leane Soper b. & d.Oct>Dec 1865;
- Mary Leane Soper b.Jan>Mar 1868, all Plympton
: connection? a Henry Soper of Plympton St Maurice, mason, & William Cottle of PSM, carpenter, bought conveyance house & garden in Dark Street Lane, Ridgeway, Plympton St Mary, £690
1863
: '71cen John grocer 45 at Bridge, Plympton St Mary; Mary 35; Thomas C 8; Mary L 3 both scholars, all b.Plympton St Mary
: Mary Soper (c1813-1877) d.Jul>Sep, Plympton, Dev, age 64
: '81cen John 56 baker at Plympton St Mary; Mary 44; Thom G 18 baker; Mary Jane 13; Minny L 2 both scholars; all Plympton St Mary, Dev; George Blight 22unm bakers ass; b.Ivybridge, Dev
: John Soper d.2 Jun 1881, baker & grocer of Ridgeway, Plympton St Mary, Dev; died Ridgeway; will Principle Registry 20 Jan 1882 to Mary Soper of Ridgeway, widowed wife & sole executrix; estate £90 19s 4d; from Probate Calender, scan : [John (c1822-1881) d.Apr>Jun, Plympton, age 59]
: '91cen Thomas C 23 assistant at Modbury, Dev; b.Plympton
: '11cen Thomas C 43 boarder at .... house [1 Soho, St James] Westminster, Lon; b.Plympton, Dev
: '11cen Mary Leane Soper 40, head; boot & shoe shop assistant at [53 Road/N E], Fulham, Lon; b. …Bridge; '01cen Mary 30 bootsaleswoman at Chelsea, Lon; b.Plympton, Dev
: Mary d.12 Apr 1909, widow of 53 Racton Rd, West Brompton, Lon; 'admin (with will)' London 5 Jun 1909 to [?dau] Mary Leane Soper, spinster; estate £233; from Probate Calender, scan : [Mary (c1836-1909) d.Apr>Jun, Fulham, age 73]
: Thomas Cottle Soper d.29 May 1917 of 1 Marlborough Court, Carnaby St, Regent St, Lon; died River Thames, Bridge House Wharf, M.sx; probate Lon 9 Aug 1917 to Mary Lane Soper, spinster; estate £301 8s 8d; from Probate Calender, scan : [does this imply on boat/drowned?] : [Thomas C (c1865-1917) d.Apr>Jun, London City, age 52] : Thomas Cottle Soper b Oct>Dec 1862 Plympton

William Soper fined 10s inc expences at Exeter Castle, for not having proper control of a horse. He was riding a spring cart on the turnpike road between Stoke Canon & Silverton 6 Sep. He was reclining in the bottom of the cart with reins in one hand & whip in other. Superintendant Collins approached & did not have room to pass so summonsed him; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 17 Sep 1862, from news.bl.uk; scan

Robert Wills Soper of St Mary's Hospital, passed Royal College of Surgeons primary exams in anatomy & physiology : from The Times 16 Apr 1862 145/746n
Robert William Soper, Dartmouth passed exams & admitted as a member of the Royal College of Surgeons : from The Times 31 Jul 1863 155/746n : [see
medical Sopers]

Mrs Soper paid £5 10s 'from the ladies of Dartmouth' to Ladies Polish Relief Fund, for sick & wounded Poles, (list headed by Florence Nightingale £10); in 'Liverpool Mercury' 21 Apr 1863, from newspapers.bl.uk; scan

Samuel Soper m.Emma Searle Oct>Dec 1863, Plymouth (bmd)
: Samuel kept an adjacent to butchers stall in Plymouth Market, New St to Michael Durham 40. On 22 Aug
1867 Soper heard 'Michael's bleeding' & found him bleeding from stab above heart & dying, wife arrested, but it was self-inflicted; 'Glasgow Herald' scan
: '61cen Samuel 23, a butcher b.Woodbury visiting William Ruscombe 44, a carter at Old Workhouse, St Andrew; b.Ugborough; wife Maria 42 b.Modbury : son George 17 b.Ugborough : visiter Edward Gayler 24, a butcher b.Ottery St Mary : William Endecott 22, a carpenter b.Moreton Hampstead : [not vis '41cen]
: ['71cen Samuel 33, butcher at 59 York St, St Andrew, Plymouth; b.Woodbury, Dev; Emma 32 b.Torpoint, Cornwall;
scan (sharing property with Henry Stroud 57 tailer & family)]
: Samuel's butchers stall adjacent to stall 63, Plymouth Market, New St of Michael Durham 40 an alcaholic with a quarrelling wife. 22 Aug 1868 Soper heard wife exclaim 'Michael's bleeding' & found him bleeding from stab above heart, he died, wife arrested, but medical evidence said self-inflicted; scan
: Samuel butcher of Albert Cottage, King's Gdns, Plymouth against Charles Greaney of 25 Victoria St, Plymouth, cattle dealer, The partnership between to stand dissolved 18 Nov
1878. Creditors to come forward by 19 Dec. (London Gazette 3 Dec) : S Soper & C Greaney, butchers of Plymouth, partnership dissolved : from The Times 4 Mar 1879 : 83/211p
: [Samuel, butcher of 65-6 Market; (home; 59 York St) Whites Directory of Devon 1879]
: ['81cen Samuel 45 butcher at Albert Cottage, Plymouth St Andrew; b.Woodbury; Emma 44 butcheress b.Torpoint, Con; also niece Ellen Nadder 23 unm butcheress ass, b.Devonport]
: Samuel d.14 Nov 1883, butcher of Albert Cottage, Kings Gardens, Plymouth; died Albert Cottage; will Exeter 24 Jan 1884 to Emma Soper of Albert Cottage, widowed wife, sole executrix; estate £258 9s 4d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Samuel (c1836-1883) d.Oct>Dec, Plymouth, age 47]
: '91cen Emma widow, head 53 living on own means at 6 Cecil St, St Andrew, Devon; b.Torpoint, Cornwall
: '01cen Emma 62 tailoress at Plymouth; b.Torpoint, Con
: ?a Emma d.Jan>Mar 1905, Plymouth, age 66

Pvte Soper of the Ashburton Section, South Hams Battalion, Rifle Volunteers, Newton Abbot, made 31 hits with J R Brown, Soper missing bull in the shoot off & came 2nd; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 1 Oct 1862, from news.bl.uk; scan

Henry Soper of Plympton St Maurice, mason, & William Cottle of PSM, carpenter, conveyance 26 Dec 1863, of dwellinghouse & garden in Dark Street Lane, Ridgeway, Plympton St Mary, from Matthew Crocker of Harford, yeoman. Consideration £690 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office (inc colour plan) ref 2960/5 www.a2a : [?a John m.Mary Cottle 1862]

George Hine Soper (1863-?), b.Loddiswell, Dev, 17 Jun 1863, nr110091, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/135

W Soper bandmaster in 70 strong 11th Brixham unit of 1st Devon Administrative Brigade. At grand Devon volunteer review & sham fight at Little Haldon; in 'Trewman'S Exeter Flying Post Or Plymouth And Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England),' 12 Aug 1863, from news.bl.uk; scan

James Soper (1819-?) a naval rating, b.18 Nov 1819, Stoke Gabriel, Dev. Served: 21 July 1863 to 21 Sept 1863. Application at Whitehall 19 Aug 1863 [James seems to be applying for a pension after 1 months service??] : National Archives ref ADM 29/67/422

Henry Soper owned Wood Cottage, nr Ivybridge, Dev on the property being sold, will take viewing applications. Freehold of farm & 4 acre slate quarry (worked for 100y leased for 21y from 1853 by Dr E T Roe), 75 acres, inc orchard, meadow, arable & pasture, occupied by Richard Cole who's 14y tenancy started 1861, 50a of farm contains slate, 2 cottages of 8 & 4 rooms; in 'Wrexham Advertiser' 27 Jun 1863, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Walter Soper Gervis surgeon, Elizabeth Gervais widow, Elizabeth Soper Gervais & Lavinia Gervais, both spinsters, all of Ashburton, Dev, 4 connected shareholdings in West of England & South Wales Bank; in 'Bristol Mercury' 21 Feb 1863, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [see Dr Soper Gervais - medical Sopers] : The 4 names repeated in Feb 1867 shareholders list

James Soper of Bishopsteignton, on committee at Newton Agricultural Society meeting plough match & a J Soper joined 150 diners at Beazley's Globe Hotel; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 28 Oct 1863, from news.bl.uk; scan : [James m.Mary G 1854 ('71cen James 40 farmed 206a Radaway Farm, Bishopsteignton)]

Henry Knapman Soper m.Jul>Sep 1863, at Stoke Damerel to Mary Jane Govett or Arabella Hammett

Richard Soper d.29 Nov 1863 of Totnes; probate at Exeter 23 Dec 1863 to John Bagwill plumber of 11 Harleyford Place, Kennington, Sy; gent, nephew, sole executor; estate under £6,000; from Probate Calender, scan : [?not vis bmd - no Soper/Bagwill m.vis]

Nicholas Soper Jordain d.Jul>Sep 1863 Totnes [bmd]

Richard Soper esq (1790-1863) d.29 Nov 1863 at Totnes, age 73, 'Morning Post' (pub.Lon) 2 Dec; from newspapers.bl.uk & 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 9 Dec
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Richard Soper died leaving a vacancy for a magistrate for Totnes; public meeting to discuss; in 'Standard' 9 Mar 1864, from news.bl.uk; scan

Joseph Soper a farmer of Kenton saw J Brackenbury a gent of Heavitree in front of his trap with an unbroken gun, on the old Dawlish Rd, he told John Hope, Earl of Devon's head keeper who galloped to Haydon & saw him fire from his gig & put the gun under the gig's apron. He had 2 retreiving dogs in the fields & no [game] card. Fined £2; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 10 Feb 1864, from news.bl.uk; 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 (not vis '61cen)] : [a dau Emma b.1852]
: ??a Joseph at meal for 300 [mainly his tenantry] at Globe Hotel, Newton Abbot to present a testimonial to Earl Devon; A portrait to be presented. £700 collected at previous meeting; in 'The Morning Post' 17 Nov 1874; scan

Walter Soper Gervais to be surgeon of 4th a dministrative battalion of Devonshire Rifle Volunteers; commission signed by Lords Lieutenant; in 'Morning Post' 7 Dec 1864, from news.bl.uk; scan : [see medical Sopers]

Mr Soper on testimonial committee for Rev Richard Farquhar Wise, rector of Ladock, retiring after 17y. A dinner for 80 at school room , Ladock; in 'Royal Cornwall Gazette' 27 May 1864, from news.bl.uk; scan

George Soper, a mason, of 22 Quay St : 1864 Coulson Directory of Penzance source

John Soper (c1841-1906) m.Maria Sanders Oct>Dec 1864, Newton Abbott,
- John Edward Soper b.Jan>Mar 1866, Newton Abbott (b.E.Ogwell); m.Eva Palk
1896
- Bessie Louisa Soper b.Oct>Dec 1867; m.John C W Burton Oct>Dec 1910, both
- Mary E Soper b.1879 Newton A; executor to cousin Eva 1927 Marldon, Dev
: '71cen a John 30 at Village Holbean Mill, East Ogwell, Dev; edgetool maker; Maria 33; John Edward 5; Bessie Lousia Soper 3 both scholars, all b.Dev : [m.not obv bmd] : [son John Edward m.Eva Palk 1896]
: '91cen John 50 shoeing & gen smith (em'er) Chudleigh Knighton, Dev; Maria 53 Starcross; John E25 gen smith (em'ee) b.East Ogwel; Mary E 12 b.Marldon; Susan Tinkham boarder 25 ass school mistress b.Marldon
: '01cen John 60 blacksmith, own account at home, at Village, Broadhempston [by church]; b.Chudleigh Knighton; Maria 63 b.Starcross; John E 34m blacksmith b.Ogwell; Eva 29 dau-i-law b.Broadhampton; Clara B 3 grandau b.Broadleigh : scan
: John Soper d.29 Sep 1906 of Broadhempston, Dev; probate Lon 29 Oct 1906 to John Edward Soper, blacksmith; estate £211 16s; from Probate Calender, scan [John (c1841-1906) d.Oct>Dec, Newton Abbott, age 65]
: '11cen Maria widow 76 [Tormoham/Saint/North/Road], Newton Abbot, Dev

Margaret Browne Soper d.30 Aug 1864, spinster of Brixham, Dev. Died at 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)]
'61cen Edward L Soper 52 farmer of Upton Farm, Brixham, Dev; 173a; emp 7; sister Margaret B Soper 60 both unm b.Dittisham : [see Edward Luscombe Soper (1808-1871) unm farmer of Brixham]

James Soper (1864-?), b.St Charles Plymouth, Dev, 8 Oct 1864, nr112182, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/139

Mr Soper of Doddiscombsleigh; his servant John Counter 17 set rabbit traps on land Soper occupied. He was witnessed removing 2 traps early morning of 26 July, As Soper did not attend the Exeter Castle court to say if he gave permission, case dismissed; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 17 Aug 1864, from news.bl.uk; scan : [perhaps '61cen Edward 27 farming 207 acres at Great Leigh, Doddiscombsleigh]

Mr Soper at dinner at Royal Assembly Rooms following 26th Newton Abbot Agricultural & Labours' Friend Society, with plough match at Decoy Deer Pk; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 2 Nov 1864, from news.bl.uk; scan

John Soper m.Jul>Sep 1864 Stoke Damerel, to either (Mary Ann Arscott or Elizabeth Leigh); ??speculate the m.for records below??
- John Samuel Soper b.Apr>Jun 1865, Stoke Damerel
- Charity Ann Soper b.Apr>Jun 1869, Stoke Damerel
- George Percy Soper b.Jan>Mar 1881, Stoke Damerel
: '71cen? a John 38 at 23 Charlotte Row, Morice Town; Elizabeth 31; John 5 & Charity A 1
: '81cen? a John 49 lbr, gas work b.Okehampton : Elizabeth 43 b.Kingsand, Cornwall : John S 15 : Charity A 11 both b.Devonport
: '91cen? assume from fragments John 54 b.Devonport at Stoke Damerel; dau Charity A 21 b.Devonport : [& John S 25 ship stoker RN (em'ee) at Stoke Damerel, b.Devonport]

George Isabell Soper & Anthony Blackborne appinted liquidators for voluntary winding up of Coed Mawr Pool Mining Co, offices 25a Cucklersbury, City of London. The lead mine at Llanrwst, N.Wales for sale with plant, machinery, buildings & tools to pay the residue of losses; in 'The Standard' 29 Aug 1864, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [George I Soper m.Maria Worsley 1835]

John Soper (1864-?), b.Hatherleigh, Dev, 10 Dec 1864, nr280144, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/447

Mr Soper on St Thomas, Exeter Board of Guardians weekly meeting chaired by Earl of Devon, paupers cost £221 this week; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 9 Nov 1864, from news.bl.uk scan; 16 Dev scan & 11 Jan 1865 2,474 paupers relieved in week, from news.bl.uk; scan; Soper made motion that replacement of their suspended rate collector be put off for 2w, 26 Apr; scan

Henry Soper m.Elizabeth Ann Harding Apr>Jun 1865, Totnes, Dev (bmd)
: Henry Soper carpenter/builder b.1840S.Brent; m.Elizabeth A
source from Marilyn Soper, Aug'04 (J E M Soper, my husband's grandfather). Any information/contacts?
- Eva Soper b.Apr>Jun 1866, S.Brent; (Totnes bmd dist) : [?d.1930, Warwick, age 61]
- Margaret Soper b.Oct>Dec 1867, S.Brent; (Totnes)
- William Henry Soper b.Jul>Sep 1870, S.Brent; (Totnes)
- Mary Lane Soper b.Jan>Mar 1873, S.Brent; (Totnes); m.Arthur John Wellings Oct>Dec 1897, Totnes, Dev : [a builder]
- John Edwin M Soper b.Apr>Jun 1877, S.Brent; (Totnes)
- Frank Soper b.Oct>Dec 1882, S.Brent; (Totnes)
: carpenter, S.Brent 1870 directory
: '71cen; Henry 31 carpenter, at 27 Anchor Inn, S.Brent; Elizabeth A 30; Eva 5 scholar; Margaret 3; William H 9m, all b.Brent
: '81cen; Henry 41 builder (empl 11men/2 boys) at Osbane Villa, S.Brent; Elizabeth A 40; Eva 15; Margaret 13; William H 10; Mary J 8; John E M 4 all scholars; all b.S.Brent
: '91cen; Henry 51 builder (em'er) Church Street Cottage, South Brent, Dev; Elizabeth A 50; Eva 23 drapers ass (em'ee); William H 20 carpenter (em'ee); Mary L 18 at school; John E M 18 carpenter (em'ee); Frank 8 scholar all b.Brent
: 01cen; Henry/Eliz not vis; Eva 34 living on own means at Plymouth, Dev; b.S Brent
: 11cen; Henry/Eliz not vis; '11cen Eva 44, assistant draper, boarding at 30 [West/Bridge/St], Stratford on Avon, Warwicks b.S.Brent
: William Henr d.16 Nov 1922 of 1 Paradise Place, Totnes Rd, South Brent, Dev; probate Lon 17 Jan 1922 to Arthur John Wellings, builder, Charles Frederick Sedgmen, ironmonger; estate £1,268 10s 7d; from Probate Calender, scan [William H (c1870-1922) d.Oct>Dec, Totnes, age 52]
: Eva d.9 Dec 1930, spinster of 53 Northumberland Rd, Coventry, W.Midlands; d.Mental Hospital, Hatton, Warwicks; probate Birmingham 8 Jan 1930 to Margaret, wife of Charles Frederick Sedgmen; estate £234 18s 2d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Eva (c1869-1930) d.Oct>Dec, Warwick, Warwickshire, age 61]

Henry Soper m.Anna Sanders Jul>Sep 1865 Totnes, Dev (bmd) [both unm; Henry abt 44, Anna abt 46? (but perhaps said abt 39)]
: Henry bapt.3 Nov 1815 Ugborough, Dev (igi)
: [??'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]
: Henry Soper, at Shilwood, proprietor of Wood & Blowdon Farm. To let, 81 acres in Ugborough parish,
1850; scan
: Henry at Wood Cottage, letting Wood & Blowdon Farm
1851 : scan
: ['61cen Henry 44, unm landed proprietor at 'Hood Cottage', Ugborough, Dev; b.Ugborough with visitor Charles P Gill 12, no occupation b.Derbyshire]
: [Henry Soper owned Wood Cottage, Wood & Blowdon Farm's freehold for sale
1863 farm & 4 acre slate quarry (worked for 100y leased for 21y from 1853 by Dr E T Roe), 75 acres, inc orchard, meadow, arable & pasture, occupied by Richard Cole who's 14y tenancy started 1861, 50a of farm contains slate, 2 cottages of 8 & 4 rooms : scan]
: ['71cen Henry 53 farmer emp 1 man, at Shillwood Farm, Ugborough, 23 acres; b.Ugborough, Dev; wife Annie 43 b.Barnstable, Dev; also gen serv Sarah J Wellington 15 b.Ugborough
scan]
: [?a Henry farmer of Shillwood 1879 directory]
: ['81cen Henry 62 retired farmer at Shillwood, Ugborough, b.Ugborough; Annie 56 b.Salcombe Regis, Dev & Alfred Gregery 19 unm groom, dom serv b.Horrabridge, Dev] : [??perhaps the Henry Soper (c1815-1890) who d.Jul>Sep 1890, age 75, Newton Abbott bmd dis]
: ['91cen Anna Soper 72 widow, living on own means at 1 View Villas, Heavitree, Dev; b.Salcombe Regis with sisters Grace 70, Charlotte 68 & Sarah Sanders 64 all on own means, & serv 21]

Henry Soper owned Wood Cottage, nr Ivybridge, Dev on the property being sold, will take viewing applications. Freehold of farm & 4 acre slate quarry (worked for 100y leased for 21y from 1853 by Dr E T Roe), 75 acres, inc orchard, meadow, arable & pasture, occupied by Richard Cole who's 14y tenancy started 1861, 50a of farm contains slate, 2 cottages of 8 & 4 rooms; in 'Wrexham Advertiser' 27 Jun 1863, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Henry John Soper (1865-?), b.Devonport, 3 Feb 1865, nr148187, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/211

John Samuel Soper (1865-?), b.Devonport, 22 Apr 1865, nr130787, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/176 : [pensioned Chief Petty Officer 1912]

Charlotte Soper summoned Joseph Harding & wife Amelia Harding for using abusive language towards her in Albert Place, Fined at Exeter, Guildhall 5s or 7d prison; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying' 20 Sep 1865, from news.bl.uk; scan : [2 Charlotte in Exeter '61cen; age 53 wife of Thomas & age 48 wife of John : a Charlotte charged James Bright with assualt 1854]

Mrs Soper her 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 (police given information against Gannicliff & Norris that night). 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' (pub.Lon) 4 Jun 1865, from news.bl.uk; scan : [perhaps Martha Selly who m.Isaac Soper 1843] : [Her birth not vis bmd, but connection?? to a Mary Anne Shelly m.Tiverton Jul>Sep 1852 (to either Henry Coombe or William Frost)]

John Soper d.21 Oct 1865, vetinary surgeon of Dartmouth, Dev; will proven Exeter 3 Nov 1865 to Susan Yeo, (wife of Doctor Daniel Yeo, house & ship painter) of 14 Bank St, Greenock, Renfrew, N.Britain, dau & sole executrix; estate under £300; from Probate Calender, scan
: '41cen John Soper 51 farrier? at Dartmouth, St Saviour, Dev; Mary 51 both b.Dev
: Susan Soper m.Doctor Daniel Yeo Jul>Sep 1839, Stoke Damerel, Dev (bmd) : [no vet vis '61cen]

Mr Soper on St Thomas' Union Board, weekly meeting, for annual accounts, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 18 Jan 1865, from newspapers.bl.uk
Mr Soper on St Thomas' Board of Guardians, weekly meeting, for annual accounts; weeks relief £213, 1,468 outdoor paupers & 197 in the house, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 12 Jul 1865, from newspapers.bl.uk

Mr Soper in employ of James Ridgway came 2nd in 'Best set of less than 6 corn ricks' at Bishopsteignton Horticultural Society meet; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 25 Oct 1865, from news.bl.uk; scan

Walter Soper Gervais, a surgeon at Ashburton, visited Mrs Chalker & Spraque & a servant who were vomiting, he stayed overnight, seeing Mr Chalker collapse unconscious. He diagnosed poisoning & kept sample of vomit & rabbit pie. Mr Spraque, a doctor & his wife shared the Ashburton house. Mr Spraque left that morning, having previously threatening poison, Aropine poison was found in Spraque's surgery & in the pie. Sent for jury trial, £1000 bail : from The Times 27 July 1865 159/746n [still in practice 1890] : [see Dr Soper Gervais - medical Sopers]

Elioenai Soper of Plymouth, gent; Isabell Soper of [..], Wales, surgeon; Mary Elizabeth Croad Soper of Plymouth, spinster; Thomas Hawker of Menheniot, Cornwall, gent & Richard Dechamp Ball of Hickfield, Hants, surgeon ; Anna Baldy of Islington, London, widow; These 6 had transaction with John Nicholas Bennett of Plymouth, gent : 1865 ; Copy bond of indemnity for £1200. Pews in Eldad Chapel & other property as outlined in recited deeds of settlement & trust. Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office ref 2131/11 www.a2a [connection to John Hawker, 1828 ?] - - [Mary, wife of Isabell Hawker Sopers died 1885 Monmouth, Wales] : [see Dr Elioeoni Soper - medical Sopers]

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 accepy highest bidder); in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post or Plymouth and Cornish Advertiser' 15 Mar 1865, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [Edward Luscombe Soper (1808-1871) unm farmer of Brixham]

Samuel Soper 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 : [Samuel d.Jul>Sep 1865, Plymouth, Dev]

William Soper 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, 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, a master cordwainer at Harbertonford, Harberton; b.Diptford; Eliza 51; Sophia 16 employed at home; Richard 14 cordwainer; Thomas 12; Samuel 9; James 5 all students, all b.Harberton; mother Sarah 84 b.Meavy]
: ['71cen Eliza widowed annuitant 61; at Harbertonford, Harberton; Sophia 26 dressmaker; Thomas 22 a 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]

William Soper, blacksmith in Kelly's Directory of Devonshire, Harberton 1866 : [see '51cen] : [see also a William Soper (82), of Halberton 1887 ]

Richard Soper, shoe maker in Kelly's Directory of Devonshire, hamlet of Harbertonford 1866 : source

Edward Luscombe Soper, Brixham 19 Jun 1866 a will in Oswyn Murray collection : [Edward Luscombe Soper (1808-1871) unm farmer of Brixham]
[Grace Luscombe Soper m.John Trist by Licence, Dittisham. Both sign ; Margaret Soper & Harriett Trist;1818 at Dittisham dartmouth-history.org.uk] :
[Charlotte Brooking Soper, Totnes, Dev b.Jul>Sep 1838]
[a Brooking Soper b.c1769 Devon in '51cen]

Soper at dinner at Globe Hotel for Conservative Party, S.Devon; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 17 Jan 1866, from news.bl.uk; scan

Elioenai Soper of Plymouth, Jan 31, 1866 a will in Oswyn Murray collection [other Plymouth wills Frederick 1841, Elionai 1866, Elizabeth 1874, Charles 1821] : [Elioeoni Soper (1798-?) Plymouth chemist biog]

Mr Soper's horse 'Langholm (5 years 12st 7lb) came 2nd in The Ivybridge Hunt Cup for hunters, at Plymouth, Devonport & Cornwall Meeting. Jockey, Mr Gregory : from Guardian Newspaper, 25 Aug 1866

Sarah E Soper (c1830-1866) d.22 Jun 1866, age 36, dau of Mr J Soper MD of Ashburton, Dev, 'The Pall Mall Gazette' (pub.London), 27 Jun , from newspapers.bl.uk : [see medical Sopers] : [Sarah Elizabeth Soper bpt.1 Jun 1830 Ashburton]

Samuel Sercombe Soper of Riley Farm, Hennock m.Lucy Langmead, 25 Oct 1866 at Bovey Tracy; eldest dau of John Langmead of Whitstone Fm, Bovey, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 31 Oct from newspapers.bl.uk [("SS Soper in paper, Samuel added from bmd) Samuel S Soper Newton Abbott bmd dist] b.c1831 Hennock to James & Sarah m.1819
- Lewis Samuel Soper b.Oct>Dec 1868, Hennock [Newton Abbott dist]; d.Apr>Jun 1885, NA, age 16
- Edward James Soper b.Oct>Dec 1869, Hennock, NA; m.Georgina Ellen Lang 1895; a retired farmer 1928; d.1939, estate £617
- Ellen Maria Soper b.Jan>Mar 1871, Hennock, NA; d.11 Jun 1928, age 57unm; estate £492
- Frederick John Soper b.Apr>Jun 1872, Hennock, NA; d.Jul>Sep 1873, NA, age 1 : [??wrong date/record??]
- William Henry Soper b.Jul>Sep 1872, Hennock, NA; [?perhaps m.Maud Ellen Harries 1907, Brentford, Lon; had large drapers shop in Harrow; d.1918 age 45]
- Edith Lucy Soper b.Jul>Sep 1874, Hennock, NA; d.3 Dec 1935, age 61unm; estate £593
: ['61cen James 67 farmer of 218a Riley Fm, emp.9; wife Sarah 66; James 34; Samuel 30 all b.Hennock also visiter James Mitchell 39 b.Hennock, Wesleyan Minister & 5 servants 42-13, inc 2 carters & a cow boy] : [mother Sarah d.1886]
: ['71cen Samuel farmer 40 of 220a emp 4 men & 2 boys at Rily Farm, Hennock; b.Hennock; Lucy 33, b.Bovey Tracy; Lewis Samuel 2; Edward James 1; Ellen Maria 3m all b.Hennock; scan] ; [his elder brother at 100a Halden Fm, Kenn, presume as no family]
: [Samuel Sercombe Soper farmer of Hennock & William farmer of Jacobstowe, executors of father James of Newton Abbot who d.1870, age 76; scan]
: [S Soper of Hennock's ploughman William Abrahams came 2nd in a ploughing competition at Chudleigh Agricultural Ass Meet; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 6 Nov 1872>; scan & William Adams came 3rd in one way plough match Nov 1873; scan]
: Samuel Sercombe Soper d.8 Jun 1875, farmer of Hennock, Dev; died Ryley Farm, Hennock; will proved Exeter 12 Jul 1875 to William Langmead of Bovey Tracey [Samuel's wife nee Langmead], Henry Pinsent of Doddiscombe, farmers of Devon, the executors; estate under £2,000; from Probate Calender
: Samuel Sercombe Soper d.Apr>Jun 1875 age 44 Newton Abbott : [a Samuel Sercombe Soper b Apr>Jun 1875 St Thomas, Dev; if birth after 8 Jun was he named after him, see parents Edward m.Wilmot Anne Northcott
1859]
: ['81cen Lucy 43 widowed farmer at Riley, Hennock; b.Bovey Tracey; Lewis L 12; Edward J 11; Ellen M 10; Frederick J 9; William H 7; Edith L 6 all b.Hennock; James Williams 51 indoor farm servant b.Doddiscombs Leigh, Dev; a dom serv 17 & 3 male indoor farm serv 12-18]
: [Lucy Soper m.James Williams Jul>Sep 1886, Newton Abbott]
: ['91cen 4 stepchildren, still at at Riley Farm, Hennock; Edward James 21 farm asstnt (em'ee); Ellen Maria 20; Frederick John 19 farm asstnt (em'ee); Edith Lucy 16 all b.Hennock with stepfather James Williams 61 farmer (em'er) {Lucy's 'serv' '81cen}; b.Doddiscombsleigh; wife Lucy Wlliams 53 b.Bovey Tracey; 2 male ag labs 15 & 17 & dom serv 13]
: ['91cen William H 17 assistant draper (em'ee), 6 Hampton Place St Mary Church, Dev; b.Hennock, Dev; 1 of 5 ass & serv with Leonard Packham 33 draper (em'er) b.Hurstpierpoint, Sx wife Rhoda E b.Brighton & family]
: Ellen Maria Soper d.11 Jun 1928, of Rocombe, Stokeinteignhead, Dev; 'admin (with will) (limited)' Lon 21 Nov 1928 to [brother] Edward James Soper, retired farmer & [brother William Henry??] William John Soper, incorporated accountant; estate £492 3s 3d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Ellen M (c1871-1928) d.Apr>Jun, NA, age 57]
: Edith Lucy Soper d.3 Dec 1935, spinster of Lower Rocombe, Stokenteignhead, Dev; died Melvin Nursing Home, Seymour Rd, Newton Abbott; admin Exeter 8 Jun 1935 to Edward James Soper, retired farmer, William John Soper, incorporated accountant; estate £593 2s; from Probate Calender, scan : [Edith L (c1874-1935) d.Oct>Dec, NA, age 61]

Soper owner of 'The Emma' (47908) 1866. Master, Moyse. A 38 Ton ship, Registered Port: Plymouth, Devon : Devon Record Office: ref 1976/Emma/47908 [see also 1876 & 1900] www.a2a

Alfred Soper (1866-?), b.Morice Town, Devonport, 17 Nov 1866, nr149432, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/213

H Soper of Exminster. His property's shooting rights belonged to Mr Trood (in court); Henry Hutchings & Robert Elmore fined 20s & 10s for geing on the property with guns for taking game; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 7 Nov 1866, from news.bl.uk; scan : [a Henry, farmer of Luccombes, Exminster, Exeter 1890 directory]

Mary Ann Soper was sent to gaol 3w for stealing several articles of apparel from Eliza Hippesley, servant to Miss Jacombe of Sidmouth, Soper the charwoman contrived to carry away items from the house, at Ottery St Mary Petty Sessions : ['61cen no Mary Ann vis in OSM]; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 18 Jul 1866, from news.bl.uk; scan

Charles Soper (1866-?), b.Buckland Monachorum, Devon, 16 Jun 1866, nr118847, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/152

Ann Soper servant to Jane Street of Melborne St. She who was assaulted by an aquaintance Charles Harden, a wholesale draper of Exeter. They argued over curtains, she left the house & he struck her. She went to the Guildhall & he hit her twice in presence of police. Jane a witness; Harden Fined 35s; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 28 Nov 1866, from news.bl.uk; scan : [not at address or with Ms Street '61/'71cen]

Henry Soper summoned by Mr Lang at Exeter Guildhall, for driving without reins & very fast in Commercial Rd on Monday. Sopers said 1st offence & it would not happen again; Fine 5s or 7d prison; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post (Exeter), 6 Jun 1866, from news.bl.uk; scan : [no obvious candidate '61cen]

Joseph Soper d.27 Jun 1866, superannuated gunner, Royal Navy of Plymouth, Dev; died at 24 Oxford St, Plymouth, will proved Exeter 21 Jul 1866 to George Gray, Plymouth, painter, one of the executors; estate under £200; from Probate Calender, scan [Joseph Soper (c1784-1866) d.Apr>Jun 1866, Plymouth, age 82]
: '61cen Joseph 77 greenwich pensioner St Andrew, Dev; b.Deptford, Kt; Elizabeth 67 b.Tavistock, Dev; Amy 35, unm & other dau, Louisa Harvey 30m both b.Falmouth, Con : [a gunner on HMS Ashea 1824]

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 : ['61cen George 10 at Loddiswell, father ag lab, not vis '71/'81cen '91cen George Edwin age 40 at Exminster b.Loddiswell, '01cen 50 at Padstow '11cen G E 61 patient at St Thomas, Dev]

William Soper (1866-?), b.Plymouth, 10 Apr 1866, nr153093, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/221

John S Soper m.Mary S Almond Apr>Jun 1866, Plymouth
- ? Soper b.31 Jan 1867 : John Soper's wife of a son at 15 Tavistock Place, Plymouth; John a forage dealer, 'Royal Cornwall Gazette', 31 Jan 1867, from
newspapers.bl.uk [can't now find this record months too early, so year wrong & speculate Charles below]
- Charles Alfred Soper b.Jan>Mar 1868 & Oct>Dec 1868, Plymouth, age 0
- Henry Soper b.Apr>Jun 1870, Plymouth; '11cen chemist 41 in West Ham, Ex
- Herbert John Soper b.Oct>Dec 1872, Plymouth
- Laura Edith Soper b 4 Oct>Dec 1874 Plymouth '11cen 36unm with brother, chemist, West Ham, Ex
: '61cen; Samuel 52, a dealer in forage b.Ermington; wife 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
: '71cen John S 28 head a forage dealer of 15 Tavistock Place, Charles, Plymouth; b.Plymouth; Mary S 28, b.Devonport; Henry 1, b.Plymouth : (2 other households in property) scan
: John Samuel Soper d.20 Apr 1875, forage dealer of Plymouth; will proved Exeter 11 Sep 1875 to Mary Sarah Soper of 15 ` q, Plymouth, widowed wife, sole executrix; estate under £800 ; from Probate Calender, scan : [d.Apr>Jun 1875, Plymouth, age 32]
: Mary Sarah Soper d.19 Oct 1876, widow of Plymouth; Will proved Exeter 6 Nov 1876 to William John Almond commission agent of 9 & 10 Little Britain, City of London & Henry Almond cement manufacturer of 18 Portland Sq, Plymouth, brothers, the executors; estate under £600 ; from Probate Calender, scan : [Mary Sarah (c1842-1876) d.Oct>Dec, Plymouth, Dev, age 34] :
: '81cen Henry 11 at 15 Tavistock Pl, Plymouth Charles The Martyr; Herbert J 8; Lanara E 6, all scholars, b.Plymouth Charles; boarding with Samuel A Westcott 48, naval pensioner... porter, b.Plymouth; Louisa Westcott 46 b.St Gennys, Con; Frederick Westcott 15 apprentice carpenter, b.Plymouth; Mary Jane Uglow wife's sister 48 b.St Gennys, Con
: '91cen Herbert J 17 a forage merchants clerk (em'ee) at 15 Tavistock Pl, Plymouth; b.Plymouth boarding with Samuel A Westcott, head 58 naval pensioner & bank clerk; b.Plymouth, Dev; Louisa Westcott 56 b.St Gennys, Con; Frederick J Westcott 25 unm carpenter (not employed) b.Plymouth
: '11cen Henry (c1870-?) 41 head [druggist's & chemist/dealer] at (113 Gate/Old/West/Road) West Ham, Essex b.Dev; sister Laura Edith 36 b.Dev
: Laura Edith Soper d.22 May 1935, spinster of 1 Dale Rd, Plymouth, Dev; died Kyrse Treneglos, Cornwall; admin Lon 13 Jul 1935 to Ellen Maude Temby, widow, Mable Lee Almond, spinster; estate £3,838 12s 8d ; from Probate Calender, scan [Laura 60 d.Apr>Jun 1939 Launceston]

Thomas K Soper m.Sarah A Goodyear Apr>Jun 1866, Kingsbridge, Dev (bmd district, inc Sherford) : [no Thomas K in '61cen]
- Susan Soper b.Apr>Jun 1867, Kingsbridge
- Caroline Eliza Soper b.Apr>Jun 1869, Kingsbridge
- Thomas John H Soper b.Oct>Dec 1871, Kingsbridge
: Thomas Soper killed by a tree which he & John Luscombe were felling last week at Homefield Fm, Sherford nr Kingsbridge. Soper killed on the spot, leaves a widow and several children, Luscombe narrowly escaped with broken arm & leg; in paper 22 Mar
1871; scan : [d.Jan>Mar 1871, Kingsbridge, age 40]
: '71cen Sarah Ann 40 widowed char woman, at Sherford Village; Susan 4; Caroline 1 both scholars, all b.Sherford, Dev :
scan : [no Thomas K vis '61cen]
: '81cen Sarah Ann 49 widowed charwoman at Belle Vue Rd, Dodbrooke; b.East Allington, Dev; Susan 14; Kate 12 both dom servants; Thomas 9 all b.Sherford, Dev, scholar
- William Henry Soper b.Oct>Dec 1884, Kingsbridge; Ann b.not vis
: '91cen ? a Sarah 59 widowed laundress at Church St, Dodbrooke; unm son Richard 32 & gen lab; unm dau Ellen 29 laundrerss, all emloyees b.Sherford; Willia 6 & Annie 3 both b.Dodbrooke, Dev [connection to above? births not obvious bmd, death report does say 'several children' not 2]
: '01cen Sarah 69 laundress at Kingsbridge & Dodbrooke; b.Sherford, Dev
: '11cen Sarah 79 widowed laundry, at 42 Church...., Kingsbridge; dau Ellen 49; grandson William 26 gen lbr; Richard 11 school / newsboy
: Sarah A Soper (c1833-1917) d.Jan>Mar 1917, Kingsbridge, age 84

George Soper in Devon Court, 23 Jul 1866; sentence Aquittal : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

Mr Soper & Mr Furber now or lately occupied a large shed (unoccupied) & 2 stables paying £10 yearly rent £10; freehold for sale at Seven Stars Hotel, St Thomas, Dev; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 12 Sep 1866, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
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Mr Soper & Mr Furber now or lately occupied a capacious shed & 2 stables; freehold for sale in lot 5 of 10 lots in Mount Radford Pk & St Davids Hill, for sale at Queen Hotel, Queen St, Exeter; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 10 Apr 1867, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan

John Soper (1867-?), b.Brent, Dev, 27 Feb 1867, nr146056, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/207

Mr J Soper's employee, Samuel Beer came 1st in best single ploughman competition, won £1 10s at Newton Abbot Agricultural Ass meet (31 entered various plough matches). James& Mr J Soper on 18 man committee; J Soper in 150 who dined after at The Globe; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 30 Oct 1867, from news.bl.uk; scan : [connection? a Samuel Beer of Drewsteignton father of Mary Soper's bastard 1815]

Mary Melinda Soper m.Henry Edward Maxwell Moffat; 23 Sept 1867 at St Pauls, Newton Abbot, eldest dau of Joseph Soper esq of Newton Abbot, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 2 Oct from newspapers.bl.uk
: '61cen Joseph 62, retired merchant b.Parish Charles, Plymouth; Elizabeth 40 b.Devonport; Mary M 19, scholar b.Newfoundland; Elizabeth 1; Amey 3m both b.Plymouth : [Joseph m.Elizabeth 1855]

John Soper's wife of a son at 15 Tavistock Place, Plymouth; John a forage dealer, 'Royal Cornwall Gazette', 31 Jan 1867, from newspapers.bl.uk

Martha Ann Silby Soper m.Charles Joseph Dennis Anning (1846_?) 27 Jan 1867, St James, Exeter, both of this city : 8 children : GeneaNet.org : from researcher 'Waiteing' [another Anning/Soper m 1856] [Martha Ann Tilly Soper in, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' (pub Exeter 6 Feb) from newspapers.bl.uk; but 'Marth An S' in bmd]

Martha Ann Silby Soper b.Devon; m.Charles Joseph Dennis Anning (b.1846 Exeter) 1867, St James, Exeter : 8 children : GeneaNet.org : from researcher 'Waiteing' [another Anning/Soper m 1856]

William Henry Soper, Lower Union St, Torquay, coachbuilder, adjudged bankrupt 6 Apr 1867. To attend creditors meeting 1 May Queens St Court, Exeter (London Gazette 16 Apr)
: 1 May at Exeter, Surrender at the Bankruptcy Court, London at 1pm, official assignee Mr Carrick : from , from London Gazette 16 Apr; in 'Daily News (London, England),' 17 Apr 1867, from news.bl.uk; scan; & meeting for last examination & discharge; in 'Royal Cornwall Gazette' 27 Jun; scan
: Application for discharge 25 Jun 1866 (Gazette 7 May) : 7 May William Soper, of Petertavy licensed victualler (surety) & William Griper of Tavistock & William Johns of Tavistock miller & grocer (trustees). Debtor to pay 4s in the £ in 2 instalments 11 May & 11 July (
London Gazette 28 May)
: dividends 17 Sept, London Gazette 30 Aug; 'Morning Post' 31 Aug 1867; scan
: pay 1st dividend (bankrupt?) of 17s 1½d any Tue or Fri at Mr Carrick's, Exeter : from The Times 9 Oct 1867: 61/211p
: 1st dividend of 1s 9d in £ payable (8 Oct Gazette) 'Standard' 9 Oct;
scan: Order of Discharge 15 Jul 1867 (Gazette 24 Apr) : discharge notice Birmingham Post 21 Apr 1868 scan : Dividend meeting 2 Aug 1869 (13 Jul) : the meeting declared dividend of 1 3/8p in the £ (28 Sep) : Dividend meeting 12 Sept 1870 (30 Aug) : [also bankrupt 1892]
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W H Soper now or lately occupied 100 Lower Union St, Torquay, a dwelling house with a carriage manufactory, smithery ext. For sale, 99y term from 1843, ground rent £7 2s 6d pa (together with nr 99 occupied by Mr Sidworthy a shoe maker); in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 22 May 1867, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: William Henry Soper coachbuilder of Toquay at Exeter Bankruptcy Court. Mr Flond creditors' assignee. Soper's discharge had been suspended 9 months & he applied for renewal of protection. Application opposed by Mr Saunders age 75 who'd advanced Soper £80, 'all his money in the world'. Soper denied his handwriting on the bill. Soper carrying on an extensive business with 4 or 5 coaches on his premises employing 4 men & a boy & sometimes others. His landlord had been indulgent with him, allowing the rent to stand. Judge said Saunder's debt proved. Sir Kelly said it was a heartless case, he could not arrest Soper but other creditors could & furthur protection refused; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post,' 26 Feb 1868, from
news.bl.uk; scan

James Soper, had an agreement with Samuel Roach of Plymouth, builder : 18 June 1867, for a piece of land previously part of two fields called Lynch Meadow & Barn Park, numbered 1812 & 1814 on the Plympton St Mary tithe apportionment. The land to be used for the erection of a dwelling house intended to be numbered 8 Boringdon Villas. The land had a 99 year lease from Albert Edmund Parker, Earl of Morley to Roach: Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office. ref 69/M/4/179 www.a2a

Abraham Soper Hexter in list of shareholders in West of England & S.Wales Bank; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 20 Feb 1867, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

William Walter Soper m.Alice Brown before 1894, in 1898 they lived in Kings Cross, London. William from Exeter, Dev, probably b.1867/8. In 1898 a fishmonger salesman, 1920 a labourer. With a Miss Reynolds from Exeter '81cen, states nephew. Another connected surname from 1920 Seabrook.. Wonder if there may be a connection here? : Apr'02 : from Pat & Toomey Morris
- '81cen W W Soper 1a Cold Bath Sq, London errand boy 13 b.Exeter with aunt E A Reynolds 59 unm nurse, b.Exeter [other Soper/Reynold families in '81cen] : [connection? a Soper m.Louisa Reynolds c1870]
- '91cen William W Soper Head 24 b.Exeter, Dev at Clerkenwell, London
- '01cen a William Soper 34 b.Exeter at St Pancras Lon, a Bricklayers Labourer : ?Alice 29 b.St Lukes, Lon.

John Lampeer Soper of Petertavy, Devon, 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); bankruptcy annulled 11 Jul (2 Aug); & in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 3 Aug, from news.bl.uk; scan

Eliza L Soper m.Francis Bridge Baverstock, paymaster RN, 7 Nov 1867 at Stoke Dameral parish church, Devon; youngest daughter of the late Robert Soper esq (others on page 'Mr'), 'Pall Mall Gazette' (pub Lon 13 Nov), from newspapers.bl.uk
: Elizabeth m.Edward Lilley Jul>Sep 1857, Portsea, Hants
: '61cen Mary 62, widow at 6 Bayront Place, Stoke Damerel; dau Elizth Lilley 35m, independant & unm dau's Mary A 26; Emma R 23; Mehalia 21; Eliza L 19 all b.Devonport
: Eliza Louisa m.Francis Bridge Baverstock Oct>Dec 1867, Stoke Damerel
: '71cen Mary 70 head widow, on rent from property at 6 Beyrout Place, Stoke Damerel, Devonport; b.Tavistock; also married dau's Elizabeth Lilley 48 wife of pay master RN & Eliza L Baverstock 26; grandson James Baverstock 9m & grandau Julia Framuch 21unm all b.Devonport; & gen serv Mary Wotton 20 b.Newton scan & 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, from news.bl.uk; scan : [1st dau Emma b.1852]

J B Soper, Barnstable, Dev owned 'Dauntless', Dartmouth; nr4097; 221 tons JBDF
: William Soper, Stokenham, Dev owner ship Bazaleel, Dartmouth; nr 15294; 130 tons, LRQM; from The Mercantile Navy List 1867
Google Books snippet
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: John Brown Soper a wine merchant of Dartmouth in 'George Murray v John Brown Soper' Mr Marray said Soper overcharged him 10s 8d & was offred a 17s 6d discount. Judge said he could not claim as he'd already paid the account; Case law mentioned in Liskeard County Court. [So presumably dated some time earlier]; in 'Royal Cornwall Gazette' 17 Jan 1867, from news.bl.uk; scan : [John Browne Soper m.Fanny Susannah Daley 1863, Eton, Bucks] : [a J B Soper insurance agent, Dartmouth 1859]

Joseph Soper of Newton Abbott, gentleman, owned ½ share in 'The Polly Pinkham' a 141 ton schooner, built, Teignmouth. 1867 (with William Pinkham ) Lost off Tipperary, 1881. http://www.robbinsplace.com/family/loss/index.htm picture of wreck & Pinkham history : [Joseph had similar vessels; see 1855,57,67, 68 & 1870] www.a2a
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Joseph Soper of Newton Abbott, gentleman, owned ¼ share in 'The Amy' a 167 ton schooner, built, Teignmouth. 1868 (with William Pinkham of Stokeinteignhead, & John Butcher Pinkham, master mariners). Sold in 1913. [Joseph had similar vessels; see 1855,57,67, 68 & 1870] www.a2a : [another 'The Amy' in Devon, 1789] : [same owners 'Eshcol' 1870] : [a Soper/Butcher m.1812]

J Soper at meeting of Heavitree electors at Ship Inn. Arthur Mills, [Conservative?] addressed crowded proceedings; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post Or Plymouth And Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England),' 9 Sep 1868, from news.bl.uk; scan

William Soper of Exwick bid £95pa for repairing Exeter's roads but an £81 tender accepted at St Thomas Local Board. Mr Soper's tender for £4 10s to clean Exwick's streets accepted (he did not bid for Exeter's £60 accepted). Street watering to begin at 6am instead of 7; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post Or Plymouth And Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England),' 8 Jul 1868, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['71cen no Exwick resident vis (across river from Exeter); no similar job vis]

Daniel Soper of Ashprington [2m S Totnes, Dev] had shovel stolen by John Frederick Yawle 40, labourer, 1m hard labour; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 26 Feb 1868, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['61cen a William 13 carter at Ashprington (& 34 there '81cen); '71cen Daniel 55, Mary 55 & John 9 at Halwell 2m E; assumed apprenticed age 9 1830 to John Wright, yeoman, by Diptford Poor Law Overseers 5mSW Toynes]

James Soper swore 5 Nov he took Mr Ford from Pilot Inn in drunken state. Ford accused of riotous conduct at Exmouth later; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 11 Mar 1868, from news.bl.uk; scan : [no cab driver or Exmouth James vis '61cen]

E Soper [or R Soper?] at 3pm banquet following opening of Brixham railway with a special train leaving Newton to Brixham 1pm; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 8 Jan 1868; scan : [?perhaps Elioenai (c1798-1870) a Plymouth chemist see medical Sopers]

Eli Soper of Belair House, signed bill, posted up throughout Plymouth last week. Dissenters, previously voted Liberal, protesting of the present attack on Protestantism. Mr Gladstone's dangerous plans to disestablish the Irish Church, so making room for popish ascendancy. May the Dissenters of Wales follow the noble example of their more intellegent bretheren in England; in 'North Wales Chronicle (Bangor, Wales),' 26 Sep 1868, from news.bl.uk; scan : [ Elioenai (c1798-1870) a Plymouth chemist see medical Sopers ]
: Eli Soper, James Babbs, Charles Hemington & Josiah Hillyer signed handbill sent through post to each elector.[1,547 in Totherham dist] 'from Dissenting Ministers' against an Irish Bill; Critical article 'Who are they'; Elli not a minister but a follower of Babbs ex C of E curate, 'an eccentric person silenced by his Bishop' who set up his own place with small congregation; Hemington a Baptist preacher & Hillyer is member of C of E; in 'Sheffield & Rotherham Independent' 31 Oct 1868; 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 (pub.Exeter),' 4 Nov 1868, from news.bl.uk; scan : [won prize 1856 '61cen Richard 58 ag lab at Lympstone Rd, Woodbury; b.Woodbury; Amelia 51 b.Awliscombe; Selina 19 a spring? maker; Martha 11; Mary 11 both students; Miranda 8, all b.Woodbury]

Soper Supernumary Policeman said he went into Crown & Anchor, Newtown, after 11pm & found several men drinking & playing cards. Landlord offerd a beer if he said nothing. Fined 40s; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 11 Mar 1868, from news.bl.uk; scan

Charles Soper m.Agnes Parsons T Hambling Jul>Sep 1868, Stoke Damerel, Dev (bmd)
: '71cen; Charles 29 thatcher at 49 Anchor Inn, South Brent; Agness P T 26, both b.Diptford; Frederick 1; George 2m, both b.Brent;
scan
: '81cen; Charles 39 gardener & parish clerk (7)at Diptford Cottage, Diptford, Dev; Agnes P T 36 dressmaker; Frederick 11; George H 10; Charles 8; Edith 6; Elizabeth 3 all scholars; John 2; Caroline 2m all Diptford, Dev
: '91cen; Agnes P T head, widow 46 postmistress grocer(em'er); & dau Elizabeth 13; Charlotte 3 both scholars, all b.Diptford, Dev; John Williams, lodger 46m foreman (em'ee) b.Oakhampton, Dev; Wm Jno Burner lodger 19unm quarryman (em'ee) b.Diptford, Dev
: (?'01cen; William 42 b.Diptford & Lucy, Great Torrington. Dev, postmaster/mistress at Diptford)
: ?'01cen; Charlotte 13 at Plymouth, Dev; b.South Brent, Dev
- Frederick John Soper b.Jul>Sep 1869, Totnes, Dev : ??a Frederick John (c1870-1883) d.Jan>Mar 1883, Totnes, age 13
- George Henry Soper b.Jan>Mar 1871, Totnes
- Charles Soper b.Jan>Mar 1873, Totnes
- Edith Agnes Soper b.Jan>Mar 1875, Totnes : (??an Edith Agnes m.Jul>Sep 1906 Plymouth)
- Elizabeth Jane Soper b.Jan>Mar 1879, Totnes : (??an Elizabeth Jane m.Apr>Jun 1907 Totnes)
- John Hambling Soper b.Apr>Jun 1879, Totnes
- Caroline Soper b.Jan>Mar 1881, Totnes
- Charlotte Soper b.Apr>Jun 1887, Totnes
: Agnes Parsons T Soper (c1844-1906) d.Oct>Dec 1906, Plymouth, Devon, age 62 : [not vis '01cen]

William Soper apprentice summoned William White tailor for breach of contract at Exeter Guildhall. Soper formerly apprenticed to Mr Braund, tailor who was bankrupted & transferred to Mr White for board, clothes & lodgings. White told him to go last Monday after 15 months. White had not complied with his contract to provided Soper with clothes. mayor said he'd no jurisdiction, but suggested Soper sue in Crown Court or make an agreement; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post,' 15 Jul 1868, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['71cen William tailor 23, at 33 Clifton St, St Sidwell, Exeter; Louisa 24; Walter 3; William 3m, all b.Exeter : scan (m.not vis)] William b.Jan>Mar 1871, Exeter : Walter b.c1868 [m. & Walter's b. not vis '81cen not vis]

Mr Soper rented a field on Barley Estate, St Thomas; Pike shot pigeon & fell in Soper's field. Mr Pike rented adjoining field & frequently cautioned not to shoot estate's game which belonged to Mr Dawson who accused him of trespass, Case dismissed, Exeter Castle, as he was not in persuit of game; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 19 Aug 1868, from news.bl.uk; scan

William Soper of Doddiscombeleigh, Samuel Soper of Ryleigh, Hennock & James Soper of Bishopsteignton on committee to promote Sir Lawrence Palk MP in election for East Devon; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 30 Sep 1868, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [William left Town Barton Farm, Doddiscombe ] : [?'81cen, James 50 a Bishopsteignton farmer]

Tom Soper m.Sarah Parsons Oct>Dec 1868, Newton Abbott, Devon (bmd)
: Thomas b.Apr>Jun 1847, Newton Abbott, assume to Thomas & Mary Rugg or Neale, who m.
1846, Newton Abbott dist
- Arthur Tom Soper b.Jul>Sep 1869, [Torquay]; '91cen 21 jeweller; m.Florence Stevens Lark 1893 both Newton Abbott dist
- Edith Sarah Mary Soper b.Jan>Mar 1871, [Torquay], Newton Abbott dist, '71cen 3m; '91cen 20unm dressmaker, 11cen 40 with parents; d.1938, age 68, estate £448
- Rose Jessie Soper b.Jan>Mar 1873 [Torquay]; 'Jessie', teacher; ?a Jessie Rose m.Frederick William Norris Jul>Sep 1897, both at NA dist
- James Ernest Soper b.Apr>Jun 1875 [Torquay]; '01cen 25 law clerk; 'Ernest James' m.Louisa Jul>Sep 1901 both Newton Abbott dist, d.WW1 Serg Service Corps
- Percy Soper b.Oct>Dec 1878 [Torquay] m.Edith Warren Jan>Mar 1902 both Newton Abbott dist
: '71cen Tom 23 jewler; Sarah 25 miliner, b.Luton, Beds; Auther 1, b.Torquay; Edath S M 3m, b.Torquay; lodging at 18 Cavern Rd, Ellacombe, Tormoham, Torquay with parents Thomas 51 labourer, b.Bovey Tracy; Mary 49, b.Cockington; Mary 22unm; Maria 20unm; Caroline 12 all 4 laundresses; William 10; Emma 7 all b.Torquay scan
: '81cen Tom 33, jeweller at 27 Carlton Terrace, Tormoham; b.Torquay; Sarah 37 b.Luton, Beds; Arthur Tom 11; Edith Sarah M 10 ; Rose Jessie 8 all scholars; Ernest J 5; Percy 2 all b.Torquay & visitor Mary Ann Parson 32unm straw bonnet maker b.Luton [sister?]
: '91cen Tom 43 jeweller/watch jobber at 10 Victoria Parade, Tormoham; b.Torquay; Sarah 46 b.Luton; Arthur 21 jeweller/watch jobber; Jessie 18 pupil teacher; Ernest 16 solicitor's clerk; Percy 12 scholar all b.Torquay
: '91cen Edith 20unm dressmaker b.Torquay; at Lr Bronshill Rd 1montville), Tormoham, visiting Mary Wilson 75unm & sister Emma Wilson 61unm both living on own means both b.York, Yorks
: '01cen Tom 53, watchmaker at Tormoham with Torquay [perhaps not same household]; Harriett 38, ironer; all b.Torquay; Bessie 34, cook domestic; b.East Ogwell, Dev; Arthur 31, journeyman traveller; wife Florence 31; Ernest 25 law clerk; Percy 22 joiner carpenter; all b.Torquay
: '01cen Sarah 57 at St Ives, Hunts
: '11cen Tom 63 head [watchmaker] at 12 [Tormoham/North/Crescent], Newton Abbot; b.Torquay; Sarah 66 b.Luton, Bed; dau Edith Sarah Mary 40 b.Torquay
: a Tom Soper, 12 Belle Vue Crescent, Chelston; Torbay Household & Business Directory 1911
: ?a Sarah Soper (c1844-1913) d.Jan>Mar, Newton Abbott, age 69
: Tom Soper m.Jeanette J Prynn Apr>Jun 1914, Newton Abbott, Devon (bmd)
: ?a Tom Soper (c1847-1928) d.Oct>Dec 1928, Newton Abbott, age 81
: Tom Soper d.7 Oct 1928 of Mountville, Belle Bue Crescent, Torquay; died Torbay Hospital, Torquay; probate London 21 Nov 1928 to Jeanette Jane Soper, [his] widow; estate £664 16s 10d; from Probate Calender, scan [Tom (c1847-1928) d.Oct>Dec, Newton Abbott, age 81]
: Jeanette Jane Soper d.11 Jun 1940, widow of Dalkeith, Cleveland Rd, Torquay; probate London 25 Jul 1940 to Leslie Tom Soper, insurance inspector [son of stepson James], William Denis Thomas, solicitor; estate £1,172 1s 1d; from Probate Calender, scan [not vis bmd]
: Edith Sarah Mary Soper d.31 May 1938, spinster of 24 Belle Vie Crescent, Chelston, Torquay, died 62 East St, Wolborough, Newton Abbot; probate London 5 Jul 1938 to [dau] Jessie Roas Norris (wife of Frederick William Norris); estate £448 13s 1d; from Probate Calender, scan [Edith S M (c1870-1938) d.Apr>Jun, NA, age 68]

William Charles Soper m.Maria Walling 28 Sep 1868. (b.2 Aug 1847 Kingsteignton, Dev to William Walling & Mary Ann) : [WCS, b.Apr>Jun 1848 & m.Jul>Sep 1868 Newton Abbott bmd dist]
: William Charles b.30 Apr 1848 Torquay, Dev to Richard & Maria Bennett who m.
1846
- Florence Elizabeth Soper b.Jan>Mar 1871 Newton Abbott, Dev bmd dist (which inc Torquay)
- William Henry Soper b.Apr>Jun 1873 both Newton Abbott; [birth gaps to '75 (abt10 under 3's d.NA 1868-75)]
- Charles Richard Soper b.13 Jan 1875 Torquay [b.Jan>Mar Newton Abbott dist]; m.Marion Grace Gleeason 1898 Hanover, Plymouth, MA; d.1964 Taft, Lincoln, OR; [see]
- Annie Maude M Soper b.Oct>Dec 1877 [?so not 11, in Mar 1890]
- George Walling Soper b.Jan>Mar 1881 Newton Abbott
- Emily Maria Soper b.Jul>Sep 1882 & d.Jan>Mar 1883, age 0 Newton Abbott
- Emily Maria Soper b.Jul>Sep 1883 Newton Abbott
- Frank Herbert Soper b.Oct>Dec 1885 Newton Abbott (b.25 Sep 1885 Torquay, from US WW2 draft registration at Stoughton, Massachusetts)
: ['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 ]
: ['71cen William C Soper office porter, age 22, at 2 Chapel Court, South St, Tormoham, Torquay; b.Torquay; Maria Soper wife laundress 23 b.Kingsteignton, Dev; Florence E Soper 3m b.Torquay scan]
: ['81cen William Charles 32 coach trimmer at Melville House, Tormoham; b.Torquay, Dev; Maria 33 b.Kingsteignton; Florence Elizabeth 10; William Henry 8; Charles Richard 6; Annie Maud Mary 3; George W 3m, all b.Torquay] : [assume connection, 2 Williams 47 & 32 both Torquay coach trimmers]
: [William C a labourer 42 when emmigrated from Queenstown, Ireland & Liverpool to Boston on 'The Catalonia' 1890 Maria 42 a matron, Charles R labr 15, Annie 11, George 9, Emily 6, Frank 4] : [elder children Florence & William Henry not vis uk '91cen]

John Henry Soper m.Susannah Elizabeth Huxham Tolchard Oct>Dec 1868, Kingsbridge, Dev : [Huxham added from probate] : [assume b.Apr>Jun 1845, Kingsbridge to Samuel & Joanna Cousens who m.1842, Stoke Damerel]
- Mildred Elizabeth Soper b.Oct>Dec 1869, Slapton (Kingsbridge bmd dist), Dev; ?Mildred E (c1870-1935) d.Apr>Jun, Totnes, Dev, age 65
- Alice Louisa Soper b.Oct>Dec 1871, Slapton; m.George William Cansdale Oct>Dec 1900, Totnes, Dev
- Florence Jane Soper b.Jan>Mar 1875, Slapton; '91cen dressmaker 19; Unm 1935 when executor of sister Mildred (£1k estate)
- Walter Henry Soper b.Oct>Dec 1876, Slapton; butcher m.Eveline Elizabeth Rogers 1903
- Samuel Leyaster Soper b.Jan>Mar 1879, Slapton
- Jesse Mary Soper b.Oct>Dec 1880, Slapton
- Annie May Soper b.Jul>Sep 1882, Slapton
- Kathleen Hilda Soper b.Jan>Mar 1884, Slapton
: '71cen John H 26 butcher & shopkeeper at Slapton Village, Slapton; b.Stokenham, Dev; Susanna 27, b.Avetongifford; Mildred E 1 b.Slapton
: '81cen John Henry Soper 36 butcher at Stokenham, Dev; Susanna 37 b.Aveton Gifford, Dev; Mildred 11; Alice 9; Florence 6; Walter H 4 all scholars Samuel L 2; Jessie M 5m all b.Slapton & dom serv Caroline Brooking 15 b.Diptford, Dev; & cousin Elizabeth H Tolshard? 11 b.Isle of Wight & gen serv Jessie Cobley 10 b.Southmolton
: 1890 directory John Henry, butcher, Slapton, Kingsbridge
: '91cen John H 46 butcher & grocer (em'er) at Grocer's & Butcher's House, Slapton; b.Stokenham; Susanna E H 47 (em'ee); b.Aveton Gifford, Dev; Mildred E 21; Alice L 19 both grocer's assist; Florence J 16 dressmaker's apprentice; Walter H 14; Samuel L 12; Jessie M 10; Kathleen H 7; Annie M 8 all scholars; all b.Slapton
: John Henry Soper (c1845-1900) d.Oct>Dec, Totnes, Dev, age 55
: '11cen; Susannah E H widow 67 boarding house keeper at [Paignton/Bridge/Mary], Totnes, Dev
: '11cen; Mildred Elizabeth (c1871-?) 40 head ['law..' / news] at 17/19 [Paignton/Bridge/Mary/Church], Totnes, Dev; Florence Jane 36, Annie May 28 all b.Slapton, Dev
: Susanna Elizabeth Huxham Soper d.17 Jan 1914, widow of Twyford, Paignton, Dev; probate Lon 25 Feb 1914 to George William Cansdale, clerk [son-in-law]; estate £834 15s 8d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Susanna E H (c1844-1914) d.Jan>Mar, Totnes, Dev, age 70]
: Mildred Elizabeth Soper d.10 Jun 1935, spinster of Aveton, 38 Laura Grove, Paignton, Devon; probate Exeter 14 Nov 1935 to [sister] Florence Jane Soper, spinster; estate £1,151 8s 7d; from Probate Calender, scan [Mildred E Soper (c1870-1935) d.Apr>Jun, Totnes, age 65]

James Soper, of Underwood, Plympton St Mary, builder, adjudged bankrupt East Stonehouse Court 30 Mar 1868 (a scan in 'Blackburn Standard' 8 Apr; required to attend creditors meeting 18 Apr St George's Hall, E.Stonehouse. (London Gazette 3 Apr) : 11 May sitting for last examination; in 'Standard' 29 Apr scan : Application for discharge 20 May 1868 (Gazette 28 Apr) : Adjudicated bankrupt 30 Mar (22 May) : Dividend meeting 2 Oct 1869 (21 Sep) & in 'Daily News' 22 Sep; scan : [see masons m.1849]

Charles Soper (1869-?), b.Exmouth, Dev, 18 Jun 1869, nrL11272, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/1010

George Soper fined 14s 6d at Brixham Petty Sessions for assaulting Jethrow Matthews; Some sheep in Soper's care, strayed into Matthews orchard who threatened to drive them to the [parish's] pound. Jethrow used lanquage of a censorious descrption to the sheperd who revenged himself in a wat Matthews won't care to have repeated; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 2 Jun 1869, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['71cen? a George 45 farm labourer at Parkham Cottage, 9 Burton St, Brixham scan]

J Soper & 6 others [inc 2 'esq' so seem a prosperous group] summoned at Brixham Petty Sessions, for maliciously destroying fence of Mr Ford's orchard at Stoke Gabriel. 6 Jun he had a bee swarm in an apple orchard. Defendants went over fence to take bees away against Ford's wishes. He claimed for bees as he'd not seen swarm, but claimed for the fence damage. Fined 11s 9d each; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying' 30 Jun 1869, from news.bl.uk; scan

Joseph Soper m.Adelaide Louisa Short Jan>Mar 1869, St Thomas, [Exmouth] (bmd)
- Herbert John Soper b.abt.Oct 1870 (birth not vis bmd) (c1870-1871) d.Oct>Dec 1871, St Thomas, age 1
- William Soper b.c1872 Exmouth [a William b.St Thomas Oct>Dec 1876 but too young]
- George Soper b.c1880 Exmouth [a George Frank b.St Thomas Oct>Dec 1878 but too old]
: '71cen Joseph 24 blacksmith at Fore St, Littleham, Exmouth; Adelaide 34 b.Con; Herbert J 7m; scan 717.jpg
: '81cen Joseph 34 Exmouth, Dev, plumber; Adeleaide 34 b.Camelford, Con; William 9; George 1 both b.Exmouth, Dev :
: Adelaide Louisa Soper d.Apr>Jun 1892, St Thomas, age 44 [transcribed as 'Sopes']
: Joseph Soper m.Eliza Catherine Acland Oct>Dec 1893, St Thomas
: ?Joseph Soper smith & plumber of Exmouth, Dev. Bankruptcy. 1st meeting of creditors 23 Jun 1879 (
London Gazette 10 Jun) : [d.1896]
: '91cen
: Joseph Soper d.29 Oct 1896, plumber of Exmouth, Dev; administration 30 Nov 1896 to Eliza Catherine Soper widow; estate £95 16s; from Probate Calender scan : [Joseph (c1846-1896) d.Oct>Dec, St Thomas, [Exmouth], age 50]
: '01cen Eliza 50 dressmaker at Littleham; b.Exmouth
: '11cen ? an Eliza Catherine Soper 60 head, widow dressmaker at 50 Kingston/Littleham], St Thomas Dev
: ??an Eliza C Soper (c1850-1916) d.Oct>Dec, St Thomas, age 66
: assume family connection to Adelaide Louisa Soper b.Apr>Jun & d.Jul>Sep 1901, age 0 both St Thomas

Thomas George Briton Soper (1869-?), b.St Budeaux, Dev, 8 Oct 1869, nr134878, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/184

Mrs M Soper d.1 Feb 1869 age 73 at South Brent, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 10 Feb from newspapers.bl.uk : [Mary d.Jan>Mar Totnes bmd dist]

Miss Elizabeth Soper of Exeter m.Robert Ridge 10 Mar 1869; eldest son of Edward Ridge at St Sidwells, Exeter, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 17 Mar , from newspapers.bl.uk

Edward Soper 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 1869, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['71cen? an Edward 38 farming at Great Leigh Farm, Doddiscombsleigh, 200a employing 5 see above]

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, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['71cen a William 15 at Back St, Exmouth but seems too young?]

Soper esq 1 of 200 at banquet at The Subscription Rooms, The Dartmouth Conservatives entertained the members of South Devon Mr Kekewich & Sir Massey Lopes. Who's speech condemed Gladstone's Irish Church Bill; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 7 Apr 1869, from news.bl.uk; scan [similar in 1866 above]

William Soper occupied 'Town Barton Farm' Doddiscombe, Dev, To Let; 220a of orchard, pasture & arable with very commodious & desirable farm house; also 2 tenement farms 'Ponsfords' & 'Worthy' to let from Michaelmas, all abt 8 m from Exeter & 12 from Newton Abbot in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 9 Jun 1869, from newspapers.bl.uk; scan
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: William Soper elected poor law guardian for Doddiscombsleigh; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post Or Plymouth And Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England),' 21 Apr 1869, from
news.bl.uk; scan
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: William Soper, quits Town Barton, Doddiscombsleigh, at next ladyday, 1m from Haldon Belvedere; Livestock auction 17 Feb; 50 prime ewe & wether hogs, 4 fat heifers, a good barron heifer, 2 yearling steers, 1 hack mare 15 hands high good in saddle or harness, a strong 4y colt, farm implements, 150 hurdles, portable threshing machines, winnowing machine, cider press & apple engine, pound kieves, empty casks, water butts, a market trap & harness, 4,000 blue meal & leather coat potatoes for table & seed, several young apple trees, faggot wood in rick, mahogany furniture, a pillar bedstead, set of drawers, wash stand, 8 day clock, 2 fenders, carpet, window pole, settle, 2 furnaces, bee house, some poultry; also 45a meadow grass to let until ladyday; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 2 Feb 1870, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan [?Town Barton once Manor House of Sir Ralph de Doddiscomb 1241 now a B&B] : ['71cen only Doddiscombe Soper family, Edward 38 farmer at Great Leigh Farm, 200a empl 3, b.Hennock; Edward m.Wilmot Anne Northcott 1859, Newton Abbott, Dev] : [William supporting Sir Palk for MP, 1868]

W H Soper of Torquay, Dev, coachbuilder, dividend meeting, coachbuilder; 2 Aug; in 'The Pall Mall Gazette' (pub.Lon), 13 Jul 1869, from news.bl.uk; scan : [William Henry m.Emma Stephens 1857, Newton Abbott, Dev]

Thomas John Soper m.Elizabeth Jones Jan>Mar 1869, Exeter, (assumed marriage??)
- Frances Ann Jones Soper b.Apr>Jun 1870, Newton Abbott; '11cen 41unm dressmaker
- George Jones Soper b.Jan>Mar 1873, NA; '11cen shoe dealer; m.Lily Jane M Chudley
1898, St Thomas; d.1930
- Harriet Madeline Soper b.Oct>Dec 1874, NA; m.Jul>Sep 1894 St Thomas, [Exmouth], to either Walter James Marshall or Matthias Shejbal
- Evan Thomas Soper b.Jul>Sep 1877, NA; '11cen 33 commercial clerk; 1930 bootmaker's ass when George's executor (£40 estate); m.Mary A Hanks Apr>Jun 1923 St Thomas, [Exmouth]; d.Jul>Sep 1949, Devizes, Wilts, age 72
- Sydney Charles Soper b.Jul>Sep 1879, NA; '11cen 31 shoe shop assistant; m.Elizabeth Constance Soper Oct>Dec 1919, Exeter; 1930 'Sidney', bootmaker when George's executor; d.18 May 1935, Exeter, age 56 (estate £2,340)
- Gwendoline Ellen Soper b.Apr>Jun 1886, NA; '11cen 24 telegraph office; m.Archibald H Voysey Apr>Jun 1914, St Thomas, [Exmouth]
: '71cen Thomas J 29 grocer at Fore St, W.Teignmouth; b.W.Teignmouth; Elizabeth 29, b.Penynymyouth, Flintshire; Frances 1, b.W.Teignmouth scan : [not vis '61cen]
: '81cen Thomas J 39 grocer b.Teignmouth; Elizabeth grocer 39 Flint, Flintshire, Wales; Frances 11; George 8; Madaline 6 all scholars b.Teignmouth; Evan L 3 Sydney C 1 both b.Bishopsteignton & Emma Lake gen servt 17 b.Chudleigh, Dev
: '91cen Thomas John 49 [or 47] carpenter (em'ee) at 57 Oxford St, St Thomas, Dev; b.Teignmouth; Elizabeth 49 b.Haskey?, Flintshire; Frances 21; George 18 shoemaker (em'ee) both b.Teignmouth; Evan 13; Sydney 11; Ellen 4 all Bishopsteignton, Dev
: '91cen Madelane H 17 dom serv b.Teignmouth with Nicholas A Wyer 57 living own means b.Ireland; Agnes Wyer 56 b.Lon & Mary Jane Coles cook/serv 36 d.Christow
: '11cen Elizabeth 69 at 40...,Exeter, St Thomas, Dev; b.Wales; Frances Ann Jones 41 dressmaker b.Dev; Evan Thomas 33 commercial clerk; Sidney Charles 31 boot & shoe shop assistant both b.Bishop .., Dev; Gwendoline Ellen 24 government telegraph office/national b.Dev; Sidney George 12 school b.Dev
: Sidney Charles Soper d.18 May 1935, of 13 Wellington Rd, St Thomas, Exeter, Dev; admin Exeter 10 Jul 1935 to Elizabeth Constance Soper, widow; estate £2,340 15s 3d; from Probate Calender, scan [Sidney C (c1879-1935) d.Apr>Jun, Exeter, age 56]

Alfred Soper m.Susan Anne S Horsman, 'Annie' Oct>Dec 1869, Stoke Damerel, Dev
- Phebe Horsman Soper b.Apr>Jun 1870, Kingsbridge & d.Oct>Dev 1902 age 32 Totnes
?? - Harriet Ann Soper b.Jan>Mar 1871, Okehampton, Dev (perhaps 'Annie?'
- William Soper b.Jan>Mar 1873, Okehampton
- Mary Elizabeth Soper b.Apr>Jun 1875, Okehampton
- Sarah Sophia Soper b.Apr>Jun 1876, Okehampton; unm 34 '11cen with family
- Susan Soper b.Oct>Dec 1877, Okehampton
- John Horsman Soper b.Jul>Sep 1880, Okehampton; unm 30 '11cen
- Edwin Allan Soper b.Jan>Mar 1883, Kingsbridge, Dev; unm 28 '11cen
- Ellen Louisa Soper b.Apr>Jun 1886, Kingsbridge; unm 24 '11cen with family
: '41cen; Richard 27 farmer Kellinton, Stokenham; Ann 29 scan [19 people in property: address perhaps Shellinham/Kellinton? from source : 13 Ropers in village]
: '61cen; Richard 47, a farmer East Lor? Heouswthe?, East Portlemouth; 116 acres empl 1; Ann 45; Alfred 19, farm assistant all b.Stockenham; Samuel 16, farm ass; William H 3 both b.Blackawton; also farm serv Mary Tucker 19 b.Salcombe & William Dure 11 b.Stokenham
: '71cen; Alfred 29 merchant at South Pool Village; b.Blackawton, Dev; Susan S A 21; Phebe H 10m, both b.Southpool
: '81cen; Alfred 39 at Town Barton, Inwardleigh; farmer 256a empl 2 labrs & a boy; b.Stokenham; Susan A S 33; Annie 10 both b.Southpoole; William 8; Mary E 6 all scholars; Sarah S 4; Susan 3; John H 8m all b.Inwardleigh, Dev; Rose Ann Hewitt 15 dom serv 15 b.Portlemouth
: '81cen; Pheby H 10 at b.South Pool, scholar, grandau b.South Pool; with grandparents; John Horsman 83 retired farmer, wife 70; son Wm H 47 farming 400a; empl 7 men 3 boys & gen serv 26, 3 farm serv 17-11
: '91cen; Alfred 49 farmer (em'er) at East Court Fm, South Pool; b.Stokenham; Annie S 42; Annie 19 both b.South Pool; William 18; Mary E 16 all farm assistants; Sarah 14; Susan 13; John 10 all b.Inwardleigh; Allen 8; Ellen L 4 both b.S.Pool
: '11cen; Alfred 69 [farm] at Totnes, Dev; b.Dev; Susan Sophia Ann 62 […assistant] b.South Pool, Dev; unm children Sarah Sophia 34 dairy farm worker; John Horsman Soper 30 both b.North …, Dev; Edwin Allain 28; Ellen Lousia 24 assist in house both b.South Pool
: Susan Ann Sophia Soper d.1 Jul 1917, wife of Gerston, Totnes; administration Bristol 10 Sep 1917 to [husband] Alfred Soper, farmer, widowed husband; estate £196 8s 3d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Susan A S (c1849-1917) d.Jul>Sep, Totnes, age 68]
: William d.4 Sep 1922, farmer of Gerston, Totnes; admin Lon 17 Oct 1922 to Alfred, farmer [what relation uncle?]; estate £1.211 5s 8d; from Probate Calender, scan : [William (c1847-1922) d.Apr>Jun, Totnes, age 75]
: Alfred d.28 Apr 1933, of Gerston Farm, Totnes; probate Exeter 21 Jul 1933 to [sons] John Horsman Soper & Edwin Allan, farmers; estate £2,412 15s 9d; from Probate Calender, scan [Alfred (c1842-1933) d.Apr>Jun, Totnes, age 91]


Morris Commercial Directory & Gazetteer. 1870

Frederick Soper, a carpenter, East Street, Ashburton : source : [see 1851]
Henry Soper, a carpenter, Brent (South) :
Toomey Morris [see 1840]
Henry Soper a farmer, Shelwood : in Ugborough : source
Henry Soper in lodgings ; Plympton St. Maurice : source
James Soper a farmer, Higher Radway : in Bishops Teignton
John Soper, shopkeeper, Ridgway, Plympton St. Mary : source
John Soper Knapman, a farmer, from Aish
Rachel Soper, Miss, milliner & straw bonnet maker, Ridgway, Plympton St. Mary : source
Walter Soper Gervis esq, MD, West St, Ashburton : [see also 1892] source
William Soper, shoemaker, Ridgway, Plympton St. Mary : source
William Soper, a grocer & baker
William Soper, farmer, Broadwood Widger, parish in Launceston union : source
William Tippett Soper, a Hay & Corn Dealer, 'New Inn', Harbertonford : source : [m.1854]
William Soper, a butcher at Diptford, Dev; source
William Soper, farmer, Killeton, in Stokenham : source
William John Soper of "Castle Inn"; Plympton St. Maurice : source
William Soper a shoemaker; Plympton St. Maurice; source
William Soper, a blacksmith at Harberton;
source : [see '51cen]

James Soper & others creditors of John Joseph Boone late of Bishopsteignton, Dev ( who d.cJune 1860), defendants in case brought by Elizabeth Sarah Boone widow. Crediters to prove debts by 3 Nov 1870 at Lincolns Inn (London Gazette 12 Aug 1870) : also in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 17 Aug, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : ['81cen, James, farmer 50]

Abraham Soper Hexter of 11 Dix’s Field, Exeter, professor of music & wife Frances 2 Jul 1870 represented by Edward Pierce, her brother & next friend* [*normaly representing due to mental or physical disability – seems disability was being female, as EP represented another sister]. Sale of pub 'Edinburgh Castle' abutting the Thames at Lower East Smithfield, Aldgate & Black Lion Wharf with warehouses & 8 houses & Turk’s Head, Union Stairs, Wapping. Will of John Harvey Pierce, late of New Park, Axminster, Dev; other will claimants, Edward Pierce, Yeovil nurseryman, Jane Walker, Yeovil widow, George Way, Exmouth, Lieut RN & wife Elizabeth (represented by brother EP), Henry M Pierce of Waverly, USA gent, Thomas B Uttermare, Thomas W Bagehot banker, both of Langport & George Stuckey, of Martock. S.set, surgeon. (London Gazette 5 Aug) : scan : [see 1877] : [Emma Soper Hexter b.1839 : shopkeeper, lay vicar & music teacher 1850 : Prof of music shareholder 1858-63]

William H Soper m.Margarett 1870, perhaps at Exeter? : a William Henry's b.Jan>Mar 1849 & Jan>Mar 1850, Exeter
: a William Henry Soper m.Jan>Mar 1870, Exeter, but to either Martha Norton or Louisa Reynolds [a Margaret not listed]
- Emily Jane Soper b.Jul>Sep 1870, & ?m.Apr>Jun 1897, both Exeter; to either Charles Thomas or Thomas Charles Wotton
: '71cen William H 29 plasterer at Quay Ln, Holy Trinity, Dev; b.Exeter; Margaret 24 b.Penzance, Con; Emily J 8m b.Exeter scan
: '81cen William H 32 plasterer at 10 Rack St, Exeter St Mary Major; Margaret 35 Penzance, Con; Emily J 10 scholar b.Exeter, Dev
: '91cen William 41 plasterer (em'ee) at 1 Albert Place, Rack St, St Mary Major, Dev; b.Exeter; Margaret 43 b.Penzance, Con; Emily 20 dressmaker (em'ee) b.Exeter
: '01cen Margaretta 55 at Exeter; b.Penzance, Con (perhaps others);
: '11cen William Henry 63 plasterer at Exeter, Dev; b.Dev; Margarett 65 b.Truro, Cornwall
: William Henry Soper d.18 Mar 1925, of 22 Cheeke St, Exeter, Dev; probate Exeter 16 Jan 1928 to Sidney Coombe Coles, carpenter, Frances Ellen Coles (wife of Sidney; estate £250; from Probate Calender, scan [William H Soper (c1849-1925) d.Jan>Mar Exeter, age 76] : [Frances Ellen Clist m.Sidney Coombes Coles Oct>Dec 1890 Exeter]
: ??a Margaretta Soper (c1846-1931) d.Jan>Mar, Bristol, Glos, age 85
: ??a W Soper wrote about being a pupil at Rack Street Naval College/Infants School [which closed 1976]. Had school camps at Dawlish Warren 'We slept in ex-army huts & took meals (lessons if it was raining) in a marque. Duties inc fetching water, finding firewood for the army field kitchen boiler, spud bashing & washing up" exetermemories.co.uk : [this William b.1849 & at Rack St '81cen]


Mr & Mrs Soper & child arrived Plymouth, on Royal Mail steamship, Northam from Algoa Bay, Cape Town, S.Africa (28 passengers, 17 children & 27 time-expired transported people : from The Times 21 Apr 1870 183/746n

Abraham Soper Hexter of 11 Dix’s Field, Exeter, professor of music & wife Frances 2 Jul 1870 represented by Edward Pierce, her brother & next friend* [*normaly representing due to mental or physical disability – seems disability was being female, as EP represented another sister]. Sale of public house Edinburgh Castle abutting the Thames at Lower East Smithfield, Aldgate & Black Lion Wharf with warehouses & 8 houses & Turk’s Head, Union Stairs, Wapping. Will of John Harvey Pierce, late of New Park, Axminster, Dev; other will claimants, Edward Pierce, Yeovil nurseryman, Jane Walker, Yeovil widow, George Way, Exmouth, Lieut in RN & wife Elizabeth (represented by brother EP),, Henry M Pierce of Waverly, NY, USA gent, Thomas B Uttermare, Thomas W Bagehot banker, both of Langport & George Stuckey, of Martock. S.set, surgeon. (London Gazette 5 Aug) : [see 1877] : [Emma Soper Hexter b.1839 : shopkeeper, lay vicar & music teacher 1850 : Prof of music shareholder 1858-63]

Mary Ann Soper sister in law to prisoner, said at his Exeter trail all the articles found in her mother's house were given to them by her sister. Mrs Soper confirmed this. In mother-in-laws's house in Woodbury police found 7 serge cloths, 6 pillow slips, 2 women's pockets, 17 towels & a quilt. John Frederick Skinner was an attendant at Exminster Lunatic Asylum when PC Mitchell saw him knock on the back window & a box passed to him containing 17 pipes, tobacco, pliers, shaving box & brush. His house contained 3 basins, 4 razors, 14 combs, 9 cakes blacklead & 16 blacking, 2lbs thread, tape, 2 scissors, shaving brush, 5 spectacles, 2 framed pictures, a mat, petticoat, barrel of soap, 2 aprons, 13 towels, a cap & blanket, Committed for trial, bail £40; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post Or Plymouth And Cornish Advertiser (Exeter, England),' 2 Nov 1870, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['71cen a Mary Ann at Farm House, Woodbury, lace maker assume with Emlisha 66 widow] : ['71cen a Mary 29 laundress for & lived at asylum, Exminster] : [no Soper/Skinner m.vis bmd]

Joseph Soper of Newton Abbott, gentleman owned 1/6 share in 'The Eshcol', a 182 ton brigantine, built, Teignmouth, 1870, (other shares William Pinkham & John Butcher Pinkham of Devonport, master mariners). Lost at Port Michean, Nova Scotia, 1886 Captain James Pinkham 1869-82 : [Joseph had similar vessels; see 1855,57,67, 68 & 1870] www.a2a [same owners 'Amy' 1868]

Richard Soper, Totnes: Charity School 1870-1914 a) John Phillips b) Richard Soper c) Charles Taylor: Elementary Education Endowment Files : National Archives ref ED 49/1600 : [see '51cen]

William Soper, farmer 1870 p.31 mentioned in 'The Book of Whitchurch' pub 2004 : from Genuki

Mr Soper, retiring from business, auctioning stock at Whiteway Farm, Kingsteignton, 14 July, refreshments from 1am, sale 2pm; abt 87a wheat, barley & oats in the ground, 18a apple orchards, 4 horses, 30 hogsheads cider [barrel of 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 1870, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
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Mr Soper at Whiteway Barton; Preliminary announcement from auctioneers Hoopers will sell on the farm 10 & 11 Oct; 195 sheep & lambs, 32 bullocks, 4 horses, 3 sows & farrows, farm implements, household furniture, dairy utencils & effects, property of Mr Soper in declining business,see future adverts; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 21 Sep 1870, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan: [John m.Mary Jane ne Hellier 1861 - still at Whiteway Barton '81cen (so perhaps a elder relative mentioned here?)]

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 : ['71cen Samuel water bailiff 34, at Staverton Bridge, Dartington [2m NE Totnes]; b.Loddiswell; Rebecca 33, b.Woodleigh; Sarah Ann 11; Wm John 9 both b.Plymouth; Geo Henry 7 b.Woodleigh; Susan Jane 3, b.Dartington, all scholar; scan]

Alfred Soper Henry Pentecost & George Hill, boys charged by PC Paull with playing 'rounders' in York St, fined 2d 6d ea inc expences; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying' 6 Apr 1870, from news.bl.uk; scan; ['71cen no Alfred in Exeter (or '61cen)]

H Soper of Luccombe, 1 of many in coaches following funeral at Exminster Parish Church of Augustus Stowey who left estate & mansion at Kenbury & great wealth; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 21 Sep 1870, from news.bl.uk; scan : [Henry a farmer, Luccombes 1879] : [John Soper renting Luccombes 1819]

James Soper on committee of the 1st Chudleigh Agricultural Show (inc parishes of Hennock, Trusham, Ashton & Christow). The last association declined 15y ago; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 30 Nov 1870, from news.bl.uk; scan : [James m.Mary Georgina Parnell 1854 : '71cen James 40 farmer at Radaway Fm, Bishopsteignton. 206a, b.Hennock]
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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, from news.bl.uk; scan

Elioenai Soper of Plymouth; Exeter; d.10 May 1870, died at Belair Cottage, Regent St, Plymouth; Will proved 18 Jun 1870 to Sarah Soper of Belair Cottage, widowed wife, Isabell Hawker Soper of Blaina, nr.Newport, Monmouthshire, son, the 2 executors; estate under £3,000; from Probate Calender, scan : [Elioenai Soper (c1799-1870) d.Apr>Jun 1870, Plymouth, Devon, age 71] : [a chemist see medical Sopers]

James Soper d.6 Dec 1870, of Newton Abbot, Dev; proved Exeter 13 Mar 1871 to William Soper of Jacobstowe, farmer, Samuel Sercombe Soper of Hennock, farmer, sons & the executors; estate under £1,500 died Queens St, Newton Abbot; from Probate Calender, scan : [James m.Sarah 1819]


1871 Devon census : 629 Sopers listed

South Brent. described 1871 - In this village typhoid fever is almost endemic [due to bad drainage]; a group of wretched cottages in Fore Street, and behind the "Anchor" Inn : source

Caroline Soper Rowlands (c1833-?) a 38, b.Ashburton, Devon; at 204 High Street, Bangor; with husband Richard Rowland 40 cabinet maker b.Carnarvon, visiting niece Harriet Batten? 17 b.Paddington, London & dom serv Mary Rus? 17 [2 in '91cen] : '71cen scan

Charlott Soper Hutchins (c1852-?) unm farmer's dau 19, b.Eamanster; at Outer Yard, Silverton; with uncle/aunt John Cannsal? 62 farmer of 90a emp 3, wife Ann 47, sister fanny Hutchins 57 farmer's widow & 1 other nieces Miss Hutchins 12 & Miss Maker 17 all b.Exmorton? & 2 farm servants : '71cen scan

Edward Soper (c1833-?) a farmer of 200a empl 3, 38, b.Hennock; at Great Leigh Farm, Doddiscombsleigh; Wilmot Anne Soper 36, b.Manston; Ernest Northcott Soper 5, b.Doddiscombsleigh; Margaret White Soper 3, b.Doddiscombsleigh; William White Soper 2, b.Doddiscombsleigh : scan : [m.1859]

Elizabeth Soper, (c1851-?) Inmate unm, 20 Genl Serv, from Devonport ; The Devonport Workhouse Ford, Stoke Damerel, 1871 Census source

Henry Soper head unm 49 at Luccombes, Exminster, Dev; farmer of 125a emp 2 men & 4 boys also sister Eliza Stokes 55 widowed house keeper b.Exminster, nephews Henry Stokes 25 ag lab b.Kenton & Walter J Stokes 11 scholar b.Farindon, servant Jane Bols 14 b.Powderham, ag labs James Seldon 19 & William West 17 both b.Exminster Dev : [assume father John who tennanted Luccombes 111a 1819]
: ['41cen; Jane 55-9 at Luccombes, Exminster, Fanny 25-9, John 20-4, Mary 20-4, Henry 15-9, Ann 15-9, Charlotte 12 & 5 servants]
: ['61cen; not vis]
: H Soper of Luccombe, 1 of many in coaches following funeral at Exminster Parish Church of Augustus Stowey who left estate & mansion at Kenbury & great wealth; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Pos' 21 Sep 1870, from news.bl.uk; scan
: Henry Soper farming Luccombes in
1879 & 1890 directories
: '81cen Henry unm 59 farming 165a, Emp 3 Men 2 Boys at Succombes, Exminster; Eliza Stokes widowed sister house keeper 66 b.Exminster; unm niece/nephews farmer's son/dau Henry Stokes 37 b.Kenton, Dev; Charlotte A Stokes 29; Walter J Stokes 21 both b.Farrington, Dev; Ann Hutchings; nephew Frank Hutchings 36unm draper & Harriett Hutchings 31unm farmers dau; all b.Exminster, Dev; Sister-in-law 54'unm' farmers dau
: '91cen Henry 69 farming Luccombes Fm, Exminster; niece Harriett Hutchings 41unm housekeeper b.Exminster; niece Charlotte Stokes 38unm b.Aylesbeare, Dev; niece Fanny Hutchings 43unm housekeeper (an empee & visitor) b.Exminster; nephew Henry Stokes 45unm shepherd b.Exminster; Walter Stokes 30 farmer's ass b.Farringdon, Dev
: assume unm sister-in-law/nieces & nephew from Fanny Soper m.John Hutchings Jan>Mar 1842, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Devon (bmd)
?a Henry Soper (c1822-1900) d.Apr>Jun 1900, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Devon, age 78

Henry Soper unm, 25, 2nd class asst of excise, '71cen at 16 Kings St, St Andrew, Devon, boarding with William Andrews 50 butcher employing 2, wife 5 children & servant, all bar 1 son b.Stonehouse www.rootschat.com

John B Soper 31 wine merchant at South Town, St Petrox, Dartmouth; Fanny S Soper 30; Ann C Soper 5; Jessie Soper 4 all b.Devon [Ann's b.c1866 Dev not vis bmd] ; Jessie Soper b.Jul>Sep 1867 Totnes, Dev : [John Browne Soper m.Fanny Susannah Daley Jul>Sep 1863, Eton, Bucks]

John Soper abt 49 & Mary abt 40 Diptford area : also Charles 30 & Agnes 26 from researcher Bob Dean : [see John b.1822] : [Charles Soper 29 & Agness P T Soper 26 at S.Brent, Dev, both b.Diptford]

Samuel 33, butcher at 59 York St, St Andrew, Plymouth; b.Woodbury, Dev; Emma 32 b.Torpoint, Cornwall; scan (sharing property with Henry Stroud 57 tailer & family) : [Samuel m.Emma Searle 1863, Plymouth]

William Soper a blacksmith in Harberton '71cen Richard Soper shoemaker & William Tippett Soper a hay & corn dealer, "New" Inn a William Tippett, carpenter) source all bar W T S in 1866 Kellys [see 1850]: [W T Soper m.1854]

William Soper 56 labourer b.Holcombe Burnell, Dev, at Tedburn St Mary '71cen; Elizabeth Soper 57 b.Chagford, Dev, William Soper 24, John Soper 22 labourers, Harriett Soper19 dressmaker all b.Tedburn & Samuel Britton 24 lodger, labouer : son William m.Mary c1872 & migrated to US before 1884, when he m.Susie Tague at Rhode Island ; rootsweb from Janice Hoy Jun'09 : jhoy1(at)ix.netcom.com : [son, William immigrated 1884]

William Henry Soper 37 a coach builder, 100 Union St, Tormoham, Torquay; b.Tormoham; Emma Soper 36 b.Totnes; William Edward Soper 12 b.Tormoham : [(a coach builder '81cen) William Henry m.Emma Stephens 1857, Newton Abbott, Dev]


Dinah Emily Soper b.Jul>Sep 1871, Plympton, Dev; Dinah Emily Soper m. to ?? Apr>Jun 1891, Falmouth, Cornwall (bmd)

John Soper d.12 Dec 1871 Dawlish, eating house keeper & poulterer of Dawlish, Dev; 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] : [John m.Sarah Jane Hutchings Jan>Mar 1853]

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 : [d.Oct>Dec 1871 Totnes, age 64] : [Edward Luscombe Soper (1808-1871) unm farmer of Brixham]

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 eat 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 : [10 Samuels in Dev, none in these 3 places; no farmers]

Thomas Soper killed by a tree which he & John Luscombe were felling last week at Homefield Fm, Sherford nr Kingsbridge. Soper killed on the spot, leaves a widow and several children, Luscombe narrowly escaped with broken arm & leg; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 22 Mar 1871, from news.bl.uk; scan : [?Thomas K Soper m.Sarah A Goodyear Apr>Jun 1866]

Fanny Susanna Soper d.Jul>Sep 1871, Totnes bmd dist; Fanny Soper Mrs, (c1850-71) from St Petrox, died 12 Jul 1871, aged 31 at Southtown, Dartmouth, buried in a brick grave special site at St Petrox 18 July by Rev W Laidlay, wife of J B Soper www.dartmouth-history.org.uk & from 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 19 Jul, from newspapers.bl.uk : [John Browne Soper m.Fanny Susannah Daley 1863, Eton, Bucks]

Mary Ann Soper (b.c1851-?), b.Torquay, Dev; m.Frederick Mitchell (1852-?), b.Totnes, Dev. m.Jul>Sep 1871 Newton Abbot
Jonas Walter Soper Mitchell of Blandford, Dorset : 5 school exercise books between 1875 & 1879 at Crockers Academy, Newton Abbot : Devon Records Office : 1146 www.a2a
- '01cen Walter 22 a house decorator - painter with his parents Frederick a builder & Mary Ann in Paignton. From sibling's births the family in London in 1880's : Mitchell tree
- Walter Soper Mitchell, of 27 Norton Terrace, Climsland Rd, Paignton, Dev; Private 67th company Army Ordnance Corps d.16 Feb 1916 at the Military Hospital Colchester Ex; Probate Lon 28 Mar to Emily Ellen Mitchell, widow; Effects £396 2s. 11d : [see war deaths]

William Henry Soper died c1882, m.Louisa Reynolds c1870 (dau of William & Elizabeth Reynolds) children Henry Soper b.1871c & Frank Soper b.1880c : Louisa remarried William Godbeer c1880 [?] Exeter, Dev : source & source : [connection? Soper / Reynolds '81cen]

John Browne Soper d.29 Jan 1872, wine & spirit merchant's assistant, widower of Dartmouth, Dev; Administration Exeter 2 May 1872 to Caroline Soper of Dartmouth, widow, grandmother & guardian of Amy Caroline Soper, Jessie Soper, infants, the daughters & only nex of kin; estate under £1,000 ; from Probate Calender, scan : John Browne Soper (c1850-1872) a spirit merchant of St Saviors, Dartmouth, died aged 32 : [John Browne Soper (c1840-1872) m.Fanny Susannah Daley 1863, Eton, Bucks]

Soper in Paris Street flew a flag (1 of 6 mentioned in st) when Exeter was dressed for Thanksgiving Day to rejoice on recovery of The Prince of Wales from his severe illness. Dignories, army & crowd processed through city; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 28 Feb 1872, from news.bl.uk; scan : [connection? a Charlotte m.1854 to H Stevens of Honiton Inn, Paris St] : ['71cen John 42 beerhouse keeper & family in Paris St; scan]

Thomas Wood Soper & William Henry Ross 40 Market of Plymouth & of Lipson Marsh Cottage, Lipson Yale, nr Plymouth, butchers. Bankruptcy proceedings. Court of Devon at E. Stonehouse. 1st creditors meeting 10 Sep 1872. (London Gazette 27 Aug) : 2nd meeting of creditors 17 Sep 1872 (Gazette 13 Sept) : [1890 directory; 39-40 Plymouth Market : home 47 Harwell St, Plymouth] : [b.1846 & m.1876]

Mrs Soper poulterer of Dawlish, had Mrs Eliza Bigg, as a lodger for some time, v.eccentric with v.violent temper, found dead in her bed. She'd had chronic consumption & almost destitute. Deceased would not allow Mrs Soper to attend her. There was a fireplace but no fire; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 17 Jan 1872, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['71cen John poulterer & greengrocer 54; at Brunswick Place, Dawlish, dev; Sarah J 46; Lucy J 14, all b.Exminster: scan : m.1853]

Mr Soper & Mr Wotton churchwardens of Bishopsteignton, presented a handsom piece of plate in the vicarage gardens. Soper gave a speech of no small merit expressing regards the parishoners have for their pastor Mr Ogle before his wedding; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 13 Nov 1872, from news.bl.uk; scan : [?James m.Mary Georgina Parnell 1854 : '71cen James 40 farmer at Radaway Fm, Bishopsteignton. 206a, b.Hennock]

Robert Soper fined 13s at Crediton for riding on North Devon Railway without a ticket; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 19 Jun 1872, from news.bl.uk; scan : [4 Dev Sopers; Dr Robert W 29 at Dartmouth; Robert 21 at Slapton; Robert 40 at Hatherleigh & Robert 41 Plymouth]

Payne v Soper was heard before Mr Fortescue, Totnes County Court. Soper's racehorse bolted & knocked down & injured Payne. Claimed Soper negligent entrusting horse to boy of 11 or 12 asking for £4 8s for medical & Judge said the boy was suitable so he nonsuited expences; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 24 Dec 1872, from news.bl.uk; scan

John Browne Soper (c1850-1872) a spirit merchant of St Saviors, Dartmouth, died aged 32, buried in a re-opened special site at St Saviors, 5 Feb 1872 www.dartmouth-history.org.uk
: ['81cen John B 48 a grocer at Fore St, Bridgewater b.Dittisham,Dev : Elizth J 38 : Mary G :Vivian J 7 all b.Bridgewater also widowed mother-in-law Mary Manchip 64, a retired fancy trader b.Exeter,Dev. & 2 domestics (28 & 16)]

Mr S Soper of Hennock's ploughman William Abrahams came 2nd in a ploughing competition at Chudleigh Agricultural Ass Meet; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 6 Nov 1872, from news.bl.uk; scan
: S Soper Hennock's ploughman William Adams came 3rd in one way plough match, 4th Chudleigh District Plough match at Bradley Farm; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 5 Nov 1873, from
news.bl.uk; scan : [? a Samuel S Soper of Riley Farm, Hennock m.Lucy Langmead, 25 Oct 1866 at Bovey Tracy]

Soper quarryer 1873 : Jonathan Scope's report on the values & quantities of goods charged for by Soper during his working of the quarry ; Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 69/M/6/411 www.a2a

Frederick Soper, labourer of Exeter. Charged by Exeter Police : Index to Charge Book for Sept 1873-Aug 1875 : page 82 of abt 240 pages, so probably 1873 : source

Robert Soper Died 21 Jan 1873 ; copy will ; TO/AD/LE/051 : Dartmouth Docs

John Henry Soper in Devon Court, 18 Feb 1873; sentence imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)
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Joseph George Soper in Devon Court, 18 Feb 1873; sentence imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

James Soper receipts for payments by the Earl of Morley, 1873-74 [& 1772-4 - mistake] : papers of Cann quary ; Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 69/M/6/411 www.a2a

Charles Soper born 17 Mar 1873, declared Plymouth; Civil Service Evidence of Age; from findmypast.com

Savington Savery Soper m.Mary Elizabeth Crannaford Jan>Mar 1873 Totnes;
: Savington Savery Soper b Oct>Dec 1842 Totnes Dev; to William & Elizabeth who m.
1837 Exeter
- Walter Soper b.Oct>Dec 1873, Totnes
- William Soper b.Oct>Dec 1873, Totnes
- Elizabeth Jane Soper b.Jan>Mar 1879, Totnes ['11cen dressmaker 32unm; d.1926 age 46 of Harbeton]
: ['61cen William 55, a blacksmith employing 2 boys b.Harberton; Mary 44 b.Buckfastleigh; Sewington S Soper 18, an blacksmith b.Harberton]
: ['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]
: Servington S Soper, Harberton, Totnes in Whites Directory of Devon 1879
: [a James Soper & Savington Savery in land deal 1676]
: [Servington Savery Soper d.12 Feb 1879, dairyman of Harberton, Dev; died Harberton; administration Exeter 22 Aug 1879 to Mary Elizabeth Soper of Harberton, widowed wife; estate under £300; from Probate Calender, scan] : [d Jan>Mar 1879 Totnes age 36]
: ['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]
: William d.15 Jan 1893, blacksmith of Harberton; probate Exeter 13 Sep 1893 to Mary; estate £23 18s 9d; from Probate Calender, scan : [William (c1806-1893) d.Jan>Mar Totnes, Dev, age 87]
: Mary d.6 May 1895, widow of Harberton; probate Exeter 19 Oct 1895 to Mary Elizabeth widow; estate £83 0s 8d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Mary (c1816-1895) d.Apr>Jun, Totnes, age 79]
: ['11cen Mary Elizabeth 66 widowed head at (Harbertonford) Totnes; Elizabeth Jane 32 dau [dressmaker] both b.Dev]
: Elizabeth Jane Soper, spinster d.15 Apr 1926 of Harberton; died Devon Mental Hospital, Exminster, admin Exeter 9 Sep 1926 to Mary Elizabeth Soper, widow; estate £99; from Probate Calender (ancestry.com) : [Elizabeth J (c1880-1926) d.Apr>Jun 1926, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Dev, age 46]
: Mary Elizabeth Soper d.3 Oct 1931 widow of Harberton; probate Exeter 21 Oct 1932 to Charles Henry Widger, law clerk; estate £98 10s; from Probate Calender, scan [Mary E (c1844-1931) d.Oct>Dec, Totnes, age 87]

Mrs M Soper charged with stealing flour from Mr Callard, Baker underwent examination at Torquay Magistrates, Mon. Callard found her 11pm under a table in the bakehouse with her apron full of flour, value 2s. 'Now Mrs Soper, you're caught at last'. (as flour missing before). 'Oh Mr Callard forgive me, it's the 1st time'. PC Grills arrested her. Soper lived in a nearby tenement. As at night it might be serrious burglary sentance. 1m hard labour, prisoner dropped the infant in her arms & fainted away, then sobbed bitterly; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 28 May 1873, from news.bl.uk; scan : [??perhaps Sarah 25 18 Cavern Rd with 3m dau & Maria 23, 2 Chapel Court with 3m dau; both m. & tenaments? at Tormoham, Exeter]

Sapper Soper at presentation at SW'ern Hotel of Sgt Maj William Webber, Exeter Div, 1st Volunteer Engineers, (leaving for Lon); 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 15 Oct 1873, from news.bl.uk; scan

Mr Soper formerly a tenant farmer of Sir Lawrrence Palk's, met him during the elections in Exeter market, when Soper was certainly outspoken enough (about a rabbit grievance). 'It was calulated 1,000 farmers as Mr Soper would carry the seats of Devon for Radicals. We don't have 1,000 Sopers & Radicals will not win on back of the rabbit'; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 11 Feb 1874, from news.bl.uk; scan

George Frederick Soper m.Helen Reynolds Jan>Mar 1874, Southwark, St Saviour, Lon (bmd)
- Clara Matilda Soper b.Apr>Jun 1876, Southwark, St Saviour, Lon m.Apr>Jun 1904, Lambeth, (to either Albert William S Chandler or James Henry Dickinson)
- William George b.Jul>Sep 1878, Southwark, St Saviour; post office officer; m.Susanna J Gamble
1910, Lambeth; d.1938
: '81cen George F 30 warehouseman hatter b.Portsmouth Helen 31 b.Bishopsgate, Lon; Clara M 5 scholar William George 2 both b.Walworth, Sy
: '91cen George 40 at Newington St Mary, London; Helen 41; Clara 15; William G 12; b.Walworth, Lon (& perhaps others)
: Helen d.18 Oct 1920, wife of George Frederick of 2 Anstey Rd, Camberwell, Sy; administration London 18 Jan 1921 to William George, civil servant; estate £98 8s 1d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Helen (c1850-1920) d.Oct>Dec, Lambeth, age 70]

Henry Soper who did not appear, fined £1 inc costs, for leaving his horse & cart in Queens St with no person in charge; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 15 Jul 1874, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['71cen no carter in Exater, but a porter 30 & a workman 38]

William Edwin Soper m.Emma Jane Pepplestone Apr>Jun 1888, Kingsbridge, Devon (bmd); William Edwin b.abt.1856 b.Slapton
- Ernest Edwin Soper b.Apr>Jun 1889, Kingsbridge, Devon
- Ida Mary Soper b.Apr>Jun 1890, Kingsbridge
: '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 :
: 1887 : William executor of father Samuel who left £321
: '91cen William E 28 farmer (em'er) Tor Fm, Slapton; 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 & farm serv William H Brolaw Popplestone 22unm b.Frogmore; John Cole 14 b.Slapton
: William Edwin Soper (c1856-1892) d.Jan>Mar 1892, Kingsbridge, age 29
: widow, Emma Jane Soper m.William Frederick Baker Apr>Jun 1895, Totnes, Dev
: Mary Anna Soper d.24 Feb 1908, of Laurel Cottage, Brixham, Dev; 'admin (with will) (limited)' London 25 May 1908 to [sister-in-law] Emma Jane Baker (wife of William Frederick Baker); estate £157 13s 4d; from Probate Calender,
scan : [
Mary Anna (c1859-1908) d.Jan>Mar 1908, Totnes, age 49]

Samuel Soper m.Mary Jane Buckpitt Jul>Sep 1874, Kingsbridge, Dev (bmd) : [Samuel b.c1848 Stokenham to Samuel & Joanna Cousens m.1842, Stoke Damerel]
- Albert Buckpitt Soper b.c1880 Canada; farmer; ?an Albert B Soper m.Apr>Jun 1912 Crediton, Dev
- Emily Maud Soper b.Jan>Mar 1885, Kingsbridge ; unm 1922 c37; d.1929, age 44, (left £991)
- Jessie May Soper b.Jul>Sep 1894, Kingsbridge; m.Herbert Douglas Bilton or ? ?, Oct>Dec 1909, Lewisham, Lon
: '61cen Samuel 41 farming 95a, empl 1, Torr Fm Slapton; Joanna 41; John Henry 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
: '71cen, 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
: '81cen Samuel 33 farming 50a, Wadstray Fm, Blackawton, Dev & Mary J 25, both b.Dev & Albert B 1 b.Canada [presumably just returned from Canada]
: Mary Jane Soper (c1849-1886) d.Apr>Jun, Kingsbridge, age 37
: '91cen Samuel 43 widowed farmer (em'er) Dearswell Fm, Slapton; b.Stokenham; Albert Buckpitt Soper 11; Emily Maud 6 both scholars b.Blackawton & Mary Henrie dom serv 42 b.Tuckenhay John Cole farm serv 68unm b.Slapton & visitor Mary Henrie 16 dom serv b.Blackawton
: Samuel m.Mary Hendrie Apr>Jun 1894, Kingsbridge
: '01cen Albert Bucksilt Soper 21 b.Canada. His father Samuel at Deadswell Farm, Slapton had rem Mary & child age 6,
: '11cen Samuel 63 b.Dev a farmers... ; Mary Langworthy Soper 62 b.Dev; Albert Buckpitt Soper 31 b.Canada; Emily Maud 26 b.Dev; Jessie May 16 b.Slapton, Dev
: Samuel d.28 Apr 1921 of Slapton, Dev; d.Goodshelter, E.Portlemouth, Dev; probate Lon 21 Sep to [dau] Emily Maud spinster & [son] Albert Buckpitt Soper farmer; estate £1,700; from Probate Calender, scan : [Samuel (c1848-1921) d.Apr>Jun, Kingsbridge, age 73]

Emily Maude Soper d.24 Apr 1829, spinster of Homeleigh, Slapton; probate London 28 Mar 1930 to Henry Nathaniel Crapp Cleave, butcher, Jessie May Cleave (his wife); estate £991 4s 9d; from Probate Calender, scan : (Emily M (c1885-1929) d.Apr>Jun, Kingsbridge, age 44)

James Soper m.Christian Prior Jul>Sep 1874 E.Stoneham, Dev
- Elizabeth Jane Soper b.Jul>Sep 1875 East Stonehouse
- Alice Maud Soper b.Jan>Mar 1878, Hull, Yorks, E.Riding : [??a Alice Maud Soper m.Oct>Dec 1898 Totnes]
- James William Soper b.Jan>Mar 1880 East Stonehouse : [??a James William Soper m.Oct>Dec 1904 Totnes, Dev]
- John Stewart Soper b.Jul>Sep 1899 Totnes (what relation?)
: ??'71cen speculate James 23 gun room steward, HMS Lord Warden, of Mediterranean station, at Naples; b.Devonport, Dev [3rd rate, armour plated, heaviest wooden ship ever built; Capt Brandreth, 55 officers, 432 seamen, 76 boys & 102 marines : wiki
: '81cen Christian (c1851-?) a mariner's wife 30 at High St, Padstow, b.Padstow; Elizabeth 5 b.Stonehouse, Dev; Alice M 3 b.Hull,Yorks; James W 15m b.Stonehouse : ['91cen none vis, no m or d]
: '01cen Christine 51 at Paignton, Dev; b.Padstow, Cornwall, (?Elizabeth general cook b.Ivybridge, Dev), Alice 23 b.Hull, Yorks
: '11cen Christiana 61 head [boarding housekeeper] at (10 Paignton/Place/Bridge) Totnes, Dev b.Paignton, Cornwall; John Stewart Soper 12 b.Brixham
: Christiana Soper (c1851-1939) d.Jul>Sep 1939, Totnes, Dev, age 88

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: 7 years 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.Devon Record Office, ref 69/M/6/416 www.a2a : [bankrupt 1868 see lease 1877]

Elizabeth Soper of Plymouth , Jan 24, 1874 a will in Oswyn Murray collection [other Plymouth wills Frederick 1841, Elionai 1866, Elizabeth 1874, Charles 1821]

Joseph Soper (1844-?), b.Teignmouth, Dev, in an 1874 crew, age 30 : Crew Lists 1861-1913 findmypast.com

Ralph Septimus Soper died age 1, Great Leigh, bur 26 Sep 1874, [ b.Oct>Dec 1872 at St Thomas] Doddiscombsleigh Burials

Joseph Soper at meal for 300 [mainly his tenantry] at Globe Hotel, Newton Abbot to present a testimonial to Earl Devon; A portrait to be presented. £700 collected at previous meeting; in 'The Morning Post' 17 Nov 1874, from news.bl.uk; scan [?a Joseph 51 at Cheverstone Barton, Kenton [10m NE Newton Abbot] (emp 9)]

Soper a servant girl aged abt 17 attempted suicide by cutting her thoat with a carving knife Tue 8 Dec. She lived with family in St James Rd for a short time. She came into the front room from the WC, complaining to her mistress she was cut. Dr Henderson found a wound 3-4 inch long with wind pipe slightly cut. Girl removed to Hospital.; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 16 Dec 1874, from news.bl.uk; scan

John Soper d.29 Dec 1874, miner of Tavistock, Dev; died at Old Monkton, Lanark, N Britain; will proved at Principle Registry 22 Feb 1876 to Thomas Brooks innkeeper of Tavistock, one of the executors; estate under £300; from Probate Calender; scan : [John (c1804-1874) d.Jul>Sep, Totnes, age 70] : [John 46 miner at 54 Bramwell, Tavisock '71cen]

Sgt Soper's 'Fanny' lost in troop F's heat against Pvt Strong's 'Charley'; Pvt Strong 2nd in reg comp (8 troops); at Royal 1st Devon Yeomanry Cavalry annual 8d training at Exmouth; Judged on walking, trotting, galloping & jumping. Residents hung flags & arches of evergreen throughout town : F Troop Capt, 2 lieut, QM, Sergt Major, 2 serg (inc Soper) & 31 pvts; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 27 May 1874, from news.bl.uk; scan

Mr Soper supported a motion that the meeting at Exeter Guildhall, protests against the obnoxious tax called dominicals, agreed without opposition. Recently megistrates fining non-payments (a religeous tax); in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 9 Sep 1874, from news.bl.uk; scan

Brooking Agnes Soper to receive £20 annuity bequeathed by his father & £200 legacy in same will to Edward Luscombe Soper. The plaintiffs only became aware of the trust when Brooking A Soper died March 1825. Google Books snippets (1874?) from The Law Report 1874: [Edward Luscombe Soper (1808-1871) unm farmer of Brixham]

Elizabeth Soper d.9 Jan 1874, widow of Plymouth, Dev; administration Exeter 24 Jan 1874 to Eliza Soper of 24 Oxford Place, unm dau one of next of kin, , ; estate under £200 ; from Probate Calender, scan (d.Jan>Mar 1874, Plymouth, age 79)
: '41cen Elizabeth 45-9 Moor St, Mylor, Cornwall, Martha 15-9. Amy 15-9. Elizabeth 14, Louisa 12, Mary 9, Elisa 7 b.Cornwall, the others b.outside : ['51cen in Devon]
: '61cen Joseph 77 a greenwich pensioner at St Andrew, Dev; b.Deptford, Kent; Elizabeth 67 b.Tavistock, Dev; Amy 35, unm; also another dau, Louisa Harvey 30, married both b.Falmouth, Cornwall
: '71cen Elizabeth 76 widowed head, annuitant at 24 Oxford Place, Plymouth, St Andrew; b.Whitchurch, Dev; Amy 45 annuitant, b.Cornwall; Eliza 36 annuitant, b.Cornwall; also Louisa Mary Stevens 5, grandau, scholar & Bessie Williams 25m lodger scan scan2
: '81cen Amy 54 head 24 Oxford Place, Plymouth St Andrew; b.Flushing, Cornwall, lodging house keeper; Eliza 44 sister, unm b.Flushing, Cornwall; Louisa M Stevens 15, niece, scholar b.Halworth, Sy
: Eliza & Amy Soper, Misses, of 24 Oxford Place, Plymouth; Whites Devon Directory 1890 : [Amy not vis '91cen]

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. 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 : ['71cen Henry 30 brother; porter at Codrington St, Exeter; (Henry 38 workman at Lugg's Farm, Exeter)]

William Soper of Jacobstone, Dev farmer & Samuel Sercombe Soper of Hennock, Dev farmer [these 2 bracketed together – sons & executors of James who d.1870] Mrs Caroline Soper of Dartmouth, bankers’ returns, Inland Revenue, 28 Feb 1874 (London Gazette 28 Feb) & 75, 76, 78 79 & 87 : [members of National Provincial Bank 1880]

William Soper for being drunk & incapable in charge of his horse & carriage, fined 20s at Torquay; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 26 Aug 1874, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['71cen William 31 cab propietor Tormoham, Torquay wife & 2 kids]

Jonas Walter Soper Mitchell of Blandford, Dorset : 5 school exercise books between 1875 & 1879 at Crockers Academy, Newton Abbot : Devon Records Office : 1146 www.a2a : [Frederick Mitchell (1852-?), Totnes, Dev Mary Ann Soper (b.c1851-?), Torquay, Dev. m.Jul>Sep 1871 Newton Abbot]

George Henry Soper b.S Brent, Dev 2 Feb 1875; mother Agnes; a groom of 3 Green Terrace, Tregynon, nr Newtown, N.Wales ; Devon Artillery 1890; Royal Artillery 1982; 11y a timekeeper; m.Elizabeth Owen, Farnham, Surrey 3 Mar 1894; 7 children 1896-1911; Royal Horse Artillery 1914-17; Territorials to 1923 : see WW1 service record : ['81cen George H 10, with parents Charles 39 a gardener & clerk Diptford Cottage, Dev & Agnes P T Soper 36, all b.Diptford (7 kids 11-2m)]

Samuel Sercombe Soper d.8 Jun 1875, farmer of Hennock, Dev; died at Ryley Farm, Hennock; will proved Exeter 12 Jul 1875 to William Langmead of Bovey Tracey, Henry Pinsent of Doddiscombe, farmers of Devon, the executors; estate under £2,000; from Probate Calender : [Samuel Sercombe Soper d.Apr>Jun 1875 age 44 Newton Abott] : [Samuel S Soper of Riley Farm, Hennock m.Lucy Langmead, 25 Oct 1866 at Bovey Tracy]

Sarah Soper d.1 Feb 1875, widow of East Teignmouth, Dev; died E.Teignmouth; will proved Exeter 5 Mar 1875 to Elvira Bining of Southam, Warwicks, spinster, niece & sole executrix; estate under £200; from Probate Calender, scan
: '61cen Sarah 71, a widowed lodging house keeper at East Teignmouth; b.Teignmouth with partner Sarah M Hill 51 unm lodging house keeper, b.Dowlish, Dev & boarder Jane Cutting 52 widowed annuitant b.North Chapel, Sussex
: '71cen Sarah 80, lodging house keeper, widowed head at 4 Triangle, East Teignmouth; b.W.Teignmouth, Dev; also Sarah M Hill unm b.Devlish, Dev & unm lodger Elizabeth Blayder 65 b.Hull, Yorks scan; scan

Robert Soper of Plymouth, builder : 21 Aug 1875 : a mortgage on 24 Frederick St, for £150 + interest, to Henry Greenway and Henry Brabyn both of Plymouth, gentlemen : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office: Deeds : ref 1302/27 www.a2a : [assume parents James m.Rachael m.bef.1819]

Harry Tapely-Soper, b.1875, address Castle St, Exeter was The City Library : more details in Devon Whos Who, 1934 source

F J Soper born abt 1875, Serjeant in the Army Service Corps, parents Tom & Sarah : wife Louisa A. H. : home, 15 Sanford Crescent, Chelston, Torquay, Devon, died Devon : 17 Sep 1915, buried/monument Torquay Cemetery & Extension : from : Soper war deaths

Richard Soper sold, in 1875 of a house & land, 26 Wyndham St, to the South Devon Railway Company. (With coloured plan) ref 1604/64 (documents relating to Millbay Branch Railway & properties in the St Andrews St area, Plymouth) www.a2a

James Soper (c1855-?) of Dorchester 21, an artilleryman soldier, 5ft 8in, light brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion, 'RWI' Exeter Police Charge Book, 20 Aug 1875 - 23 Feb 78, on p.113 (so abt.1876)

Edwin Soper m.either Elizabeth Anne Addems or Elizabeth Ann Davies Jul>Sep 1875, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Devon (bmd)
: Edwin d.16 Dec 1877, railway signalman of Guinea St, Exeter, Dev; administration Exeter 10 Jan 1878 to Elizabeth Ann Soper of Guinea St, widowed wife; estate under £200 ; from Probate Calender,
scan : [Edwin (c1848-1877) d.Oct>Dec, Exeter, age 29]
: Edwin d.16 Dec 1877, railway signalman of Guinea St, Exeter, Dev; administration Exeter 10 Jan 1878 to Elizabeth Ann Soper of Guinea St, widowed wife; estate under £200 ; from Probate Calender, scan : [Edwin (c1848-1877) d.Oct>Dec, Exeter, age 29]
: '81cen Elizabeth A 29 grocery shopkeeper, head widow at 4 Guinea St, Exeter St Mary Major; William D 4 scholar both b.Christow, Dev; also boarders George Brooks general porter boarder 22unm; James Hamlyn 19unm grocers ass; Thomas Hamlyn 16 areated water manufrs clerk, all b.Christow, Dev : [neither vis '91cen : ??an Elizabeth Ann Soper m.Samuel Friend or Walter Robert Shobbrook Jul>Sep 1883, Exeter]

George Stanbury Soper, list of civil service candidates preliminary examinations (Class II) taken 5 Oct 1875 (http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/24254/pages/4822”>London Gazette 12 Oct) : [a George b.1857 to Thomas & Susanna (ne Stanbury) see]
George Stanbury Soper to be Clerk, Exchequer & Audit Office, Lower Division (9 Oct). (London Gazette 3 Nov) Year? : [connection? a Harold Stanbury Soper in HM dockyard 1917? ('11cen Plymouth 16 son of Alfred James/Frances Ann)] : ['11cen George Stanbury Soper 52 civil pensioner at Plymouth & wife Nellie 40 b.Rochester, Kt]

Frederick Soper of Exeter, labourer 5ft 10in, dark brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh face 'RWI', shorter right leg Exeter Police Charge Book, 20 Aug 1875 - 23 Feb 78, on p.182 : (so abt.1876)

Henry Soper (c1834-?) of Hatherleigh 44, a carrier, 5ft 6in, dark brown hair, light hazel eyes, dark complexion, 'NE', pot marked face, Exeter Police Charge Book on p.248 (so abt.1877), 20 Aug 1875 - 23 Feb 78

John Samuel Soper d.20 Apr 1875, forage dealer of Plymouth, Dev; will proved Exeter 11 Sep 1875 to Mary Sarah Soper of 15 Tavistock Place, Plymouth, widowed wife, sole executrix; estate under £800 ; from Probate Calender, scan : [John Samuel Soper (c1843-1875) d.Apr>Jun 1875, Plymouth, age 32]
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: Mary Sarah Soper d.19 Oct 1876, widow of Plymouth; will proved Exeter 6 Nov 1876 to William John Almond commission agent of 9 & 10 Little Britain, City of London & Henry Almond cement manufacturer of 18 Portland Sq, Plymouth, brothers, the executors; estate under £600 ; from Probate Calender, scan : [Mary Sarah Soper (c1842-1876) d.Oct>Dec 1876, Plymouth, Dev, age 34] : [John S Soper m.Mary S Almond 1866]

Thomas Woods Soper m.Eliza Elizabeth Lewarn 1876, Plympton, (b.Jul>Sep 1878 Plymouth to John b.1801, Ermington, carrier/grocer & Sarah source who m.1836 : Thomas b.1846 Totnes, & Eliza b.1849, Plymouth, Dev to James Lewarn (1825-1891) & Clarinda ne Shepherd (1828-1922)
- Frederick J Soper b.c1877 Plymouth
- Thomas Woods Soper b.Jul>Sep 1878 Plymouth; m.Laura Medland Smallridge
1905
: Mabel Hilda Soper b.Jan>Mar 1880, Plymouth Ferrnlegh b.1882 Leaoard C c1886?
- Olive Gertrude Soper b.Jan>Mar 1890, Plymouth; '11cen draper's ass 21; unm 1937
: ['71cen at Laira Green, Lipson, Dev, Joseph (soper?) 25 head; Thomas Wood Soper 25 butcher b.Totnes & Frederick 17 butcher b.Plymouth both lodgers, all b.Dev scan
: [ 1872 bankruptcy; Thomas Wood Soper & William Henry Ross 40, Market of Plymouth & of Lipson Marsh Cottage, Lipson Yale, nr.Plymouth, butchers. Bankruptcy proceedings. Court of Devon at E.Stonehouse. 1st creditors meeting 10 Sep 1872. (London Gazette 27 Aug) : 2nd meeting of creditors 17 Sep 1872 (Gazette 13 Sept)] :
] : ['81cen Thomas W 35 b.Totnes, a purveyor; Eliza E 31; Frederick T 4; Thomas W 2; Mabel H 1 all b.Plymouth]
: [ 1890 directory; Thomas Woods Soper, butcher 'T & F' (abt 80 butchers at market), 39-40 Plymouth Market; home 47 Harwell St, Plymouth]
: ['81cen Thomas W 35 purveyor at 3 Regents Terr, Charles, Plymouth b.Totnes; Eliza E 31; Fredk J 4; Thom W 2; Mable H 1, all b.Plymouth; sharing address with Frederick 27 purveyor ...? shop b.Plymouth [listed 1st] ; Hannah 22; Charles F 2; Alex? E 3m all b.Plymouth]
: ['91cen Thomas W 45 butcher at Regents Place, Charles; b.Totnes; Eliza E 40; Frederick F 14 scholar both b.Plymouth; Thomas W 12; Mable H 11; Fernlegh 9 (son); Leonard C 5?; Olice G 1 all b.Plymouth, also brother William W 34 butchers ass, b.Totness, deaf & dumb & Elizabeth Lasg 21 dom serv]
: ['01cen Thomas 55 butcher at Plymouth; b.Totnes, Dev; Eliza 51; Thomas 22 butcher [assumed at home; Mabel 21; Olive 11, all b.Plymouth (& perhaps others?)]
: ['11cen Thomas W 65 head [butchers/surveyor/meat] at (6 North Gate) Plymouth, Dev; Eliza E 61; Mabel H 31; Olive G 21 [draper's assistant] all b.Dev]
: Eliza Elizabeth Soper d.9 Mar 1919, wife of 6 Whitefield Terrace, Plymouth; administration Exeter 25 Mar 1919 to [husband] Thomas Woods Soper, butcher; estate £252 3s; from Probate Calender, scan : [Eliza E (c1850-1919) d.Jan>Mar, Plymouth, age 69]
: Thomas Woods Soper d.9 Feb 1937, of 6 Whitefield Terrace, Plymouth; probate Lon 5 Apr 1937 to Mabel Hilda Edwards (wife of Samuel Vincent Edwards), Olive Gertrude Soper, spinster, Samuel Vincent Edwards, widowed husband, sanitary inspector; estate £1,287 4s 11d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Thomas W (c1847-1937) d.Jan>Mar, Plymouth, age 90] : [Olive'd d.not vis]

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 Thomas the Apostle, retired farmer, 'executor according to the tenor'; estate under £200 ; from Probate Calender, scan : (Henry Soper (c1802-1876) d.Apr>Jun 1876, St Thomas, [Exmouth], Devon, age 74) : ['41cen Henry 35-9 labourer at St Thomas the Apostle, Exeter; wife Rebecca & 5 kids]

Soper, master & owner of 'The Wonder', 1876. A 39 Ton ship, Registered Port: Brixham, Dev : Devon Record Office: Devon [see also 1900] www.a2a

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]
: '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'
: '61cen Samuel 52, dealer in forage at Albert Place, Charles; b.Ermington; Mary 44 b.Egloskerry; John 18; Charles 16; Selina 14; Emily 7; Fanny 2 all scholars b.Plymouth, also boarding labourers John Starchford 15 b.Aveton Gifford & John Lang 16 b.Plymouth
: '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
: '81cen Charles 37unm hay & corn merchant at Lower Venn, Pennycross, Dev; with unm sisters Selina 32 & Fanny E 22 all b.Plymouth

Rosina A F Soper born? 21 Nov 1877 Ford, Devonport : source

James Soper's account with the Earl of Morley, in letter from James Gullett to Samuel Newbery : 10 Jan 1877 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 69/M/6/417 www.a2a
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 : 1877-1882 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 69/M/6/418 www.a2a : [see James Soper of Plympton, mason & J Gullett, stonemason 1874]

'Sopers' was the name of a tithed plot near Rockhill 1877 : from Walter Copleston Radcliffe Esq : ref 407/E5 www.a2a

William Soper occupied field nr494 on tithe commutation map : To be used for Exeter & Chagford Railway development (London Gazette 23 Nov 1877)

Edwin d.16 Dec 1877, railway signalman of Guinea St, Exeter, Dev; administration Exeter 10 Jan 1878 to Elizabeth Ann Soper of Guinea St, widowed wife; estate under £200 ; from Probate Calender, scan : [Edwin (c1848-1877) d.Oct>Dec, Exeter, age 29] : Edwin m.1875
: Edwin Soper of Exeter, Jan 10, 1878 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 John Soper m.Ann Maria Hayman Jul>Sep 1877, Plymouth, Dev (bmd); b.Jul>Sep 1851, Honiton to William & Maria Huggins who m.1842
- Ann Maria V Soper 'Amy' b.Oct>Dec 1878 Plymouth : ['11cen 32unm; an Ann M d.Oct>Dec 1944 age 66??
]
- Edith Jane Soper b.Apr>Jun 1880, Plymouth [?an Edith Jane m.Plymouth 1903?]
- William James Soper b.Jan>Mar 1883, Plymouth [??a William James m.Plymouth 1904??]
- George Henry Soper b.Apr>Jun 1886; m.Rhoda Maria Jewell 1907 both Plymouth; d.WW1
- Alice Louisa Soper b.Apr>Jun 1888, Plymouth; '11cen 22unm; [??an Alice L m.Plympton 1912??]
: '71cen William 51 labourer, at 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
: '81cen William J 29 blacksmith at 5 Tannery Cott, Plymouth Charles the Martyr; b.Sidmouth, Dev; Ann M 25 b.Black Hawton; Ann M 2 & Edith J 10 both b.Plymouth
: '91cen William head, job;... 35 (or 38) at 9 Armada Terrace, Plymouth Charles; b.Sidmouth; Ann Maria 36 b.Blackawton; Amy 12 ;Edith Jane 10 ; William James 8; George Henry 6 (or 5) all scholars; Alice 3 b.Plymouth
: '11cen William John 58 [blacksmith's …] at (12 Devon South East) Plymouth; b.Dev, Ann Maria 56 b.Dartmouth, Ann Maria 32 laundry b.Dev, Alice Lousia 22 dressmaker b.Dev

Thomas L m.Sophia [perhaps Thomas Soper m.Hannah Jane Crabb or Caroline Dalby Oct>Dec 1877, East Stonehouse, Dev]
- Mabel Hilda Soper b.Jan>Mar 1880; dressmaker; m.Samuel Vincent Edwards Jul>Sep 1913 both Plymouth
: [ '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 (& a Thomas Lear Soper, 68 at Isle of Wight, Hants)]
: [ '91cen; Thomas L 57 pensioner at 18 Victoria St, Plymouth Charles; Caroline 53 b.Kingsbridge; Sophia 20 dressmaker (em'ee) b.Plymouth; Florence 14 dressmaker appren (em'ee); b.Devonport]
: [ '01cen; Thomas 67 Plymouth; Caroline 60 b.Kingsbridge; Sophia 30 dressmaker b.Plymouth; Florence 24 dressmaker; b.Devonport]

Abraham Soper Hexter of Exeter, 1877, Lynton Deeds : North Devon Record Office, Ref: 3588/30c www.a2a
: Abraham Soper Hexter bpt.25 Dec 1820 St Sidwell, Exeter, Dev to John Hexter & Anne (igi)
: [Hexter pub music 1839
: [connection?/or Abraham??]; an Emma Soper Hexter b.1839 : shopkeeper, lay vicar & music teacher 1844
: A Soper Hexter Prayer. A sacred melody [begins: "O Lord supreme"], pub Lon 1840 British Library : He also published "Gentle Spring. A song" [pub.1840 in unknown binding]
: Abraham Soper Hexter m.1845 at Yeovil (a GRO record) from a Hexter family website
: vicar coral of Exeter Cathedral & Professor of Music, 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)
: Subscribed to "Legends of the West" 1846
: Offerering piano & singing lessons; Searl's Lodgings, Cathedral Yard Exeter, 10 Jan 1850
: Prof of music & shareholder 1858-63
: partner in West of England & South Wales Bank 1858
: of 11 Dix’s Field, Exeter, professor of music, large inheritance 1870, wife Frances
]
: A Soper Hexter Brother; a Provincial Grand Officer, Past Master nr112; in procession of uniformed Freemasons following hearst of W Moore Town Clerk of Exeter; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 30 Sep 1874; scan
: Abraham Soper Hexter d.3 Oct 1877 - Exeter, Dev; bur?/will?.24 Nov 1877 Exeter Ancestry.com record (igi)
: Abraham Soper Hexter of Exeter, 1877 Probate; [in same batch of Hewitt family docs of Lynton, Dev] chairman's statement, Aerated Bread Co, Ltd, 1918; conveyance of grave, Broadwater Cemetery, Sx 1865; naval telegraph 1914; Interest certificate, Cape of Good Hope Consolidated 3 per cent stock, [1903]; blank compliment slip, Great Western Railway from
Nat Archives
: ['11cen an Emeline Soper Hexter (c1841-?) 70 at Bath; b.Exeter, Dev]

William Soper of Jacobstowe, yeoman, leased for 6 years Premises: Buskin, with schedule, Rent: £177pa. from Edmund Tattershall of Exbourne, gent. 1877 : Devon Record Office ref 1909 B/L/8 www.a2a

William Soper occupied field nr494 on tithe commutation map : To be used for Exeter & Chagford Railway development (London Gazette 23 Nov 1877)

Frederick Soper a purveyor m.Hannah Lewarn 21 Jan 1878 at Charles, Plymouth, Dev
: Frederick b.[Jul>Sep] 1853, Plymouth, to John b.1801, Ermington, Dev a carrier & greengrocer & Sarah
source who m.1853
: (Hannah b.17 Jul 1858 Plymouth, Dev bpt.8 Aug 1858 St Andrew, Plymouth to James (1825-1891) & Clarinda ne Shepard (1828-1922) who m.5 Oct 1846 Plymouth)
: [m.Hannah 'Le Warn' Jan>Mar Plymouth (bmd) but m.above Lewarn & brother Thomas W m.Eliza Lewarn]
: ['11cen Frederick 58 butcher at 12 [North/Gate St], Plymouth; Annie 53; Alice 30 [commercial clerk]; Kate 27 [commercial clerk]; Olive 25; Hilda 23; Norman 22 butcher; Sydney 18 butcher all b.Dev]
: [assume left £618 by sister Emma Grace who d.
1922]
: Frederick d.1 Jan 1931 of 5 Seymour Park Villas, Mannamead, Plymouth, probate London 18 Jun 1931 to Alice Emma Soper, spinster, Frederick Norman Soper, butcher, Sydney James Soper, butcher; estate £15,527 9s 5d ; from Probate Calender, scan [
: Frederick Soper (c1854-1931) d.Jan>Mar 1931, Plymouth, Devon, age 77]

Charles Soper, Devonport, Oct 3, 1878 a will in Oswyn Murray collection

Mary Soper d.23 Oct 1878, spinster of Bovey Tracey, Exeter, Dev; died Dev; will Exeter 4 Nov 1878 to William Bastow of Bovey Tracy, yeoman & James Cook of Sricklepath, Dev, wheelwright, the executors; estate under £100; from Probate Calender, scan : [Mary (c1799-1878) d.Oct>Dec, Newton Abbott, age 79] : ['71cen 1 Marys 70 at Stoke Damerel & Exeter, St Edmund, but 1 m & 1 widow]

William Soper 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 : [??a William (c1822-1878) d.Jul>Sep, Newton Abbott, Dev, age 56] : William Soper jun of Kingskerswell m.Mary Ann Dymond at Holoombe-Burnell only dau of Mr W Dymond, of HB, 1858

Robert Wells Soper was a borough magistrate for Dartford. Possibly in 1878 : Gazetteer of Devon, page 272 source : [see medical Sopers]

Robert Soper mason of Plymouth, the sole executor of Mary Staddon spinster of Staddon Terrace, Plymouth, Dev, (who died 23 Mar 1878) Will proved 10 Apr (London Gazette 31 May) : ['81cen Robert 51 & 31 both masons in Plymton ]

Emily Jane Soper of St Leonard's, Exeter m.George W Searle of Alphington, 22 Mar 1878 at St Leanard's, Exeter, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' (pub.Exeter) 29 May, from newspapers.bl.uk : [m.Apr>Jun 1878 St Thomas, Dev J'ane' added from bmd]

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]

James Soper m.Margaret Knight Jul>Sep 1878, Plymouth, Dev (bmd)
: James b.Oct>Dec 1848, Totnes to John & Sarah who m.bef
1836
- William James Soper b.Jul>Sep 1879, Plymouth m.Ethel Codner Jul>Sep 1904, Plymouth [?an Ethel M b. & d.Jul>Sep 1911, Totnes age 0 (mother nee Codner)]
- Walter Charles Soper b.Oct>Dec 1880, Plymouth; a Walter Charles (c1881-1893) d.Apr>Jun, Plymouth, age 12
- Ethel Margaret Soper b.Jan>Mar 1882, Plymouth
- Annie Emma Soper b.Jul>Sep 1883, Plymouth
- Edward John Soper b.Jul>Sep 1884, Plymouth; ??an Edward J m.Annie Bryant Jan>Mar 1911 Plymouth?? [though another? Edward J (c1876-1934) d.Jan>Mar Plymouth, age 58]
- Frank Thomas Soper b.Jan>Mar 1887, Plymouth; a Frank T (c1887-1918) d.Oct>Dec, Plymouth, age 31
- Henry Victor Soper b.Jul>Sep 1888, Plymouth; 'Harry'; ?a Henry V m.Florence A H Parkin Oct>Dec 1915, Plymouth
: '71cen John 70 once a carrier at 9 Duke St, Charles The Martyr, Plymouth, b.Ermington; Sarah 57, b.Revelstoke?; William 33 tailor (deaf & dumb since birth), b.Totnes; James 22 a cardman? [carman?] labourer, b.Totnes; scan
: '81cen James 33 general carrier at 9 Duke St; b.Totnes; Margaret 29 b.Bedford; William J 21m; Walter C 6m both b.Plymouth; & brother William W 43unm b.Totnes
: '91cen James 48 carman (em'ee) 2 Hayston Villa, St Andrew; b.Totnes; Margaret 39 b.Beds; William J; Walter C 10; Ethel M 9; Annie E 7; Edward J 6 all scholars; Frank T 4; Henry V 2 all b.Plymouth
: '11cen James 63 [labourer/navy] at 26 [South St/West St], Plymouth; Margaret 59; William 31 hand / printer; Ethel 29 dau in law; Annie 27; Edward 26 carpenter joiner; Frank 23 baker; Harry 21 …assistant tea / coffee
: James d.19 Feb 1914, stableman of 26 Milton St, Plymouth, Dev; admin Exeter 3 Mar to Margaret, widow; estate £105 ; from Probate Calender (ancestry.com) : (James Soper (c1849-1914) d.Jan>Mar, Plymouth, age 65)

Samuel Soper butcher of Albert Cottage, King's Gdns, Plymouth against Charles Greaney of 25 Victoria St, Plymouth, cattle dealer, The partnership between to stand dissolved 18 Nov 1878. Creditors to come forward by 19 Dec. (London Gazette 3 Dec) : [Samuel m.Emma Searle 1863, Plymouth]
: S Soper & C Greaney, butchers of Plymouth, partnership dissolved : from The Times 4 Mar 1879 : 83/211p

James Hunt Soper m.Thirza Elizabeth Hyne Apr>Jun 1879, Kingsbridge, Dev (bmd) : [b.Jan>Mar 1856 to Samuel & Joanna Cousens m.1842, Stoke Damerel : [her grandmother ne Cousens]
- Charles James Hyne Soper b.Jan>Mar 1880, Kingsbridge; farmer; m.Ethel Talbot Jul>Sep 1909, Totnes; fathers executor 1919 (estate £2,164); Elthel d,1928 (estate £557) see below
- Francis Edwin Soper b.Apr>Jun 1881, Kingsbridge 'Francis C' in '91cen
- John George Soper b.Jul>Sep 1883, Kingsbridge; farmer, fathers executor 1919 (estate £2,164)
- Thirza Elizabeth Soper b.Apr>Jun 1886, Kingsbridge
- Roger Payne W Soper b.Apr>Jun 1890, Kingsbridge
: '81cen James Hunt 25 a miller at Garra Bridge Mill, Slapton; b.Blackawton, Dev; Thirza E 25; Charles J 1 all b.Slapton, Dev; Emily G Brooking 13 dom ser b.Diptford; William H Foxworthy 14 millers serv (indoor) b.Slapton, Dev
: '91cen 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 & visiter William H Soper 33m living on own means b.Blackawton
: James Hunt Soper d.5 Jun 1919, retired farmer of West Bickleigh, Halwell, Dev; probate Exeter 30 Jul 1919 to [sons] Charles James Hyne Soper, farmer, John George Soper, farmer; estate £2,164 12s 4d; from Probate Calender, scan : [James H (c1856-1919) d.Apr>Jun, Totnes, age 63]
: son Charles's wife; Ethel Soper d.6 Feb 1928 of Woodford, Blackawton, Dev; admin Exeter 4 Apr 1928 to [husband] Charles James Hyne Soper, farmer; estate £557 1s; from Probate Calender, scan [Ethel (c1882-1928) d.Jan>Mar, Kingsbridge, age 46]

Charles Wilfred Soper (1879-1937) b.Lifton, Dev, trained at Shebbear College [a Methodist public school, Beaworthy, N.Devon] entered the Bible Christian ministry 1902, exercised an active circuit ministry of 35 years [from a 1924 Group photo of ministers of a Missionary Deputation, with John Pye, Revd. Lee of South Africa & Francis Dymond] From Methodist Ministers Database source 1 & source 2 & Methodist Recorder 4 Feb 1937

William Soper, of Devon a shareholder of the Great Western Railway, 1879. Named in the 'Probate Book' (90% entrys involve a death, 5% marriage) : details for sale from findmypast.com

James Soper d.31 Dec 1879, farm bailiff, batchelor of Newton Abbot, Dev; died NA; administration Exeter 7 Apr 1891 to [assume brother] William Soper, 1 Culver Villas, East St, NA, gent, brother; estate £208; from Probate Calender, scan : [James (c1828-1880) d.Jan>Mar Newton Abbott, age 52] : [William not obvious '71/'81cen]
: '61cen James 34 with father James 67, a farmer of Riley Farm , Hennock, 218a, employing 9: Sarah 66; James 34unm; Samuel 30 all b.Hennock; also visiter, James Mitchell 39 b.Hennock, a Wesleyan Minister & 5 servants 42-13, inc 2 carters & cow boy
: '71cen James 43unm head, farm baliff at 100a Halden Fm, Kenn, Dev (employing 4 men & a boy); b.Hennock, Dev; with dom serv Anne Harvey 45unm b.Manaton scan : [brother Samuel & family farming Riley Fm]

Frederick James Soper (1879-?), b.Stoke Gabriel, Dev, 1 Apr 1879, nr180104, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/299

Nancy Soper d.21 Feb 1879, widow of 1 Central Cottages, Plymouth, Dev; died Plymouth; administration Exeter 3 Apr 1882 to Georgina Soper of 46 Rundle St, Plymouth, unm dau; one of the next of kin; estate £42 15s; from Probate Calender, scan : [death not vis bmd]
: '81cen Georgina 18 unm head, laundress at 46 Rendle St, Plymouth St Andrew, Dev & Laura 14 sister, scholar both b.Plymouth, Dev
: '71cen George 30 labourer at 8 Adelaide St, Plymouth, St Andrew; b.Tavistock; Ann 40 labourer; son George Gavin Crews 12 both b.Chudleigh; Georgina 8; George 6; Laura 4; Alfred Thomas 6m all b.Plymouth, all scholars; scan
: '61cen ??a George 19 servant, carter at Wayland Farm, Tedburn St Mary; b.Tedburn; in household of William Preston 45, a farmer of 140 acres employing 2 labourers; wife Mary 44 & 2 sons 19 & 16 & 1 visitor 61, a retired farmers wife, all b.Tedburn; 4 servants, house servant 14, plough boy 12 & cow boy 10 all b.Tedburn
- Georgina Soper b.Oct>Dec 1862, Plymouth : 2 Georgina Sopers m.Apr>Jun 1882 & m.Oct>Dec 1883 both Plymouth
- George Soper b.Oct>Dec 1864, Plymouth
- Laura Soper b.Apr>Jun 1867, Plymouth
- Alfred Thomas Soper b.Oct>Dec 1870, Plymouth
: a Georgina in Devon Court, 3 Jan 1881 sentence imprisonment

Joseph Soper d.3 Jun 1879, gentleman of Haldon Terrace, Dawlish, Dev; d.Dawlish; will Exeter 6 Aug 1879 to Thomas Pitts, the younger, 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] : [a Joseph m.27 Jun 1855 Charles Church, Plymouth, Elizabeth Amelia Groves]

Frederick Soper (1879-?), b.St Mary's Exeter, 7 May 1879, nr291250, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/469

Mrs Jane Soper Roberts of Totnes held shares in National Provincial Bank Feb 18791879 (London Gazette 26 Feb)

Joseph Soper smith & plumber of Exmouth, Dev. Bankruptcy. 1st meeting of creditors 23 Jun 1879 (London Gazette 10 Jun) : [d.1896]

Edward Soper m.Ellen Hughes Apr>Jun 1879, Plymouth, Dev : [Edward's b.c1849 Egg Buckland not vis bmd]
- Elizabeth Moses Soper b.Oct>Dec 1879, Plymouth; m.William James H Kitney Oct>Dec 1904, Camberwell, Lon
? - Ellen Soper b.Jul>Sep 1878 Egg Buckland
& d.Oct>Dec 1878, age 0 (both Plympton St Mary bmd dist)

- George Aaron Soper b.2 Oct 1881, Egg Buckland (reg Jan>Mar 1882 Plympton) [not vis '01cen] nr.205417 Admiralty seamen's; '11cen tailor 28; [?m.Rebecca M Reader Apr>Jun 1912 Plympton]
- Edward Frederick Soper b.Oct>Dec 1884, Plympton; (Ernest Edward F in '91cen)
- Ellen Winifred Soper b.Apr>Jun 1887, m.Apr>Jun 1906, (to either Alfred Edward Skinner or Percy Herbert Webb) both Plymouth
- Alfred John Soper b.Oct>Dec 1889 Egg Buckland & d.Oct>Dec 1891 age 2, both Plympton bmd dist
- Arthur John Soper b.Oct>Dec 1893, Egg Buckland (Plympton)
- Sydney Adolphus Soper b.Jul>Sep 1897, Egg Buckland (Plympton) : stoker, HMS Tiger d.
1920, bur.Denmark leaving £45 to sister EMK
: '81cen Edward 32 gen lab at Egg Buckland, b.Plymouth; Ellen M 25 b.Tamerton, Dev; Elizabeth M 1 b.Plymouth
: '91cen Edward 42 granite pitcher (em'ee) at Lower Crabtree, Egg Buckland; b.Plymouth; Ellen 35  b.Tamerton, Dev; Elizabeth M 12; George A 9 scholar; Ernest Edward F 6 scholar; Ellen W 3; Alfred J 1 all b.Egg Buckland
: '01cen asume family group at Plympton St Mary, Dev; Edward 55 b.Plymouth; Ellen 49 b.Tamerton; Elizabeth 21 b.Plymouth; Ellen 14; Arthur 7 & Sydney 3 all b.Egg Buckland
: '11cen Ellen M 54 head at 1 [Friary/South/East], Plymouth, Dev; b.Tamerton/Devonport, Dev; sons George A 29 [tailor/navy]; Arthur J 17; Sydney A15 : [Ernest not vis '11cen nor his d in bmd]
: Sydney Adolphus Soper d.13 Jun 1920, 1st class stoker of Hms Tiger; died at sea; admin Lon 6 Apr 1920 to [sister] Elizabeth Moses Kitney (wife of William James Henry Kitney); estate £45 6s 7d; from Probate Calender, scan
: Ellen M, 4a Arnolds Point, Embankment Rd, Laira, Plymouth. notified when son d.1920
: Ellen Maria d.19 Feb 1922, (wife of Edward Soper) of 4a Arnolds Point, Plymouth; administration London 6 Apr 1922 to [dau] Elizabeth Moses Kitney (wife of William James Henry Kitney); estate £57 17s ; from Probate Calender, scan : [Ellen M (c1857-1922) d.Jan>Mar Plymouth, age 65]
: ??perhaps family relationship between these 'Adolphus Sopers' (all in Plympton unless otherwise stated) : James Adolphus Soper b.1853 m.1883 at E.Stonehouse : Christopher Adolphus b.1883 : William Adolphus b.1892 : William Adolphus b.1898, Bath, S.set

Edward Soper farmer, Great Leigh
Anthony Soper, refreshment rooms, 8 Barbican
Alfred Soper, Inwardleigh, Exbourne
Charles (C & S Soper forage dealers) h.38 Tavistock Rd
Edward Soper, Doddiscombleigh, E : [a farmer m.
1859]
Miss Eliza Soper, lodgings, 24 Oxford St
Henry Soper, Exminster, Exeter
Henry Soper farmer, Shillwood p.832
Henry Soper, farmer, Luccombes p.440 : [John Soper renting Luccombes 1819]
H J Soper Inland Reveue Clerk 23 Princess Sq
James Soper, Hope, Gara Mill [alt transcript James Hope Soper?]
James Soper, Bishopsteignton, Teignmouth: [?'81cen, James 50 a Bishopsteignton farmer]
James Soper, Stokenteighhead, Teignmouth : '61cen James 46 at Stokenteighhead
John Soper, Old Okehampton Rd, St Thomas E
John Soper, Red Hill, St Thomas E
John H Soper, Slapton, Dartmouth
John Soper painter & glazier p.716 & others
John Soper, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot
John Soper, Whitchurch, Tavistock
John Soper, at Inn, general service, general carrier, 9 Duke St : ['71cen : 1890 directory; carrier from Duke St to Dartmoor prison]
Joseph Soper, Kenton, Exeter : ['71cen Joseph 51 farmer of emp 7 laborers & 2 boys, at Cheverstone Barton, Kenton, Dev]
Lucy Soper (Mrs) Knighton, Hennock, Newton Abbott
Richard E Soper, Portlemouth, Kingsbridge
Robert Soper beerhouse & grocer 15 Ashley Place : [assume parents James m.Rachael m.bef.1819]
Samuel Soper, butcher 65-6 Market; h.59 York St : [Samuel m.Emma Searle 1863, Plymouth]
Sarah Soper, Mrs, Belair Villa, Regent St
Selina Soper (Miss) (C & S), home; 38 Tavistock Rd
Samuel Soper 65-6 Market Place
Samuel Soper, St Mary Church, T
Samuel Soper, Slapton, Dartmouth
Servington S Soper, Harberton, Totnes : [Savington Savery Soper m.1873 Totnes]
Thomas Soper, butcher, 40 Market; h.18 Gibbons St
Thomas Soper builder & timber merchant, Fore St
Thomas Soper, 40i Market, Plymouth
William Soper, shopkeeper & polterer, Teign St p.774
William James Soper, ticket writer, 34 John St p655
William Soper Perry, farmer, East Musehill p.779
William Soper, Kingskerswell, Newton Abbott
William Soper, Broad Widger, Lifton
William Soper, Jacobstow, Exeter p.977
William Soper, Teign St Teignmouth, p.1078
William Soper, Diptford, Ivybridge p.902
Snippets from Whites Directory of Devon 1879 Google Books snippet

John H Soper, Slapton, Dartmouth : [?a Mary d.3 Aug, age 90 at Slapton, widow of John]
John Soper, Saltram Terrace, Ridgeway, Plympton St Mary
Samuel Soper 65-6 Market P
Thomas Soper 40 Market, Plymouth
William Soper, Diptford, Ivybridge
William Soper, Teign St, Teignmouth
William Soper, South Brent, Ivybridge
snippets from Directory of Devon, pub 1879

Francis John Soper (1880-?), b.Tamerton, Dev, 06 Nov 1880, nr202225, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/351

Emily Soper Hannaford (c1865-c1880) bur.5 Jan 1880 at St Michael, Blackawton age 15 (unusually in bur.list no abode given), source [2 other Hannafords bur there 1888 age 6 & 1875 age 86] : [???might speculate from Agnes Gill Soper m.John Hannaford Jan>Mar 1869, Newton Abbott, Dev; Agnes Gill Soper b.Oct>Dec 1840, Totnes, Dev]

Walter Soper (1880-?), b.Devonport, Dev, 4 Oct 1880, nr191821, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/328

William Soper (1880-?), b.Stonehouse, Dev, 15 Jul 1880, nr186254, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/314

William Soper's wife, of twin dau, b.21 Jul 1880 at Crown Court, Pancras St, Exeter, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 28 Jul, from newspapers.bl.uk : [assume Elizabeth & Susan b.Jul>Sep Exeter]

Miss Grace Soper paid a Plymouth solicitor 1880, re Alder Farm & 'Mr Spear & his claims re Pearse's & Soper's Alder'. Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office: ref.1415/17/33 : [a Grace Soper will re Alder Fm 1887]

Richard Soper of Plymouth, builder had a £80 bond with Mary Ann Wills & John Nott both of Plymouth, 1880. Solicitor's records : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office: ref 1309/316 www.a2a
Richard Soper, 17 Mar 1880, Owned dwelling house, lot 21, block N, West Hoe Estate, Plymouth : New dwelling, plan of front, 1st & 2nd floors, Architect: Alfred Norman. Application approved, 20 Mar, Plymouth Archives, ref PCC/60/1/3552
R Soper, owner of Shop, 5 Jubilee Place, Plymouth : Plan of shop & site showing Exeter St & St Johns Church. 12 Apr 1880. Application approved, 17 Apr Plymouth Archives, refPCC/60/1/3567 [another Plymouth property 1883]

John Soper of Exbourne, yeoman. leased for 7 years Buskin & Bridgeland park in Exbourne [Court Farm & Buskin], Rent £208 10s from Edmund Tattershall of Exbourne, gent. 1880 : Devon Record Office ref 1909 B/E/15 - also
John Soper of Exbourne, yeoman. leased for 7 years Part of Court Farm, & Buskin, with schedule, Rent £308. from Edmund Tattershall of Exbourne, gent. Date ? [c1880?] : Devon Record Office ref 1909 B/L/9 www.a2a

Thomas Soper (c1821-?) of Teignmoputh, timber merchant, age 59, height 5ft 7in hair grey, eyes blue, fresh complexion : RWW : Charge Book 15 Sep 1880 - 20 Oct 1883 : 2 entries, 1st p.13 [so 1880], 2nd p152 (of abt 242pages) [so 1882] [The boy Thomas Soper below on p.161, so perhaps son in same incident?]

Thomas Soper (c1870-?) of Exeter a boy aged 12, 4ft 4in high, hair light brown, eyes hazel, complexion fresh. 'RWW' – he had tattoo of TS & several dots on his left arm : Index to Exeter Police Charge Book 15 Sep 1880 - 20 Oct 1883 On p.161 (of abt 242pages), so presume 1882, another boy Jarman William 13 on same page : [?'81 cen?]

William Soper & Samuel Sercombe Soper of Jacobstone & Hennock, Devon, farmers. Also Mrs Caroline Soper, Dartmouth farmer : members of National Provincial Bank (with 100s of others) : London Gazette 25 Feb 1880 : [same names 1874, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9 (but Mrs Soper not a farmer) Gazette]

Mary Soper d.3 Aug 1880, age 90 at Slapton, widow of John Soper, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 11 Aug, from newspapers.bl.uk

William Soper m.Mary Ann Berry Oct>Dec 1880, Crediton, Devon (bmd)
: ?William b.Jan>Mar 1853, Dunsford, Dev (St Thomas bmd dist) to John & Anne Drew who m.
1847
- John Soper b.c1882 Dunsford (?b.Oct>Dec 1881 St Thomas)
- William Soper b.Jul>Sep 1883, Chudleigh (Newton Abbott bmd dist) ?m.Emma
- Herbert Soper b.Apr>Jun 1885, Chudleigh (Newton Abbott) ?a Herbert R G m.Louisa Celeste Frise 1905 Plymouth
- George Soper b.Oct>Dec 1886, Chudleigh (Newton Abbott)
? - Edith Lily Soper b.Jul>Sep 1888, Chudleigh (Newton Abbott) /or ?an Edith Mary Soper b.Jul>Sep 1887 ['91cen Edith Mary b.c1889]
- Ernest Edward Soper b.Apr>Jun 1890, Chudleigh (Newton Abbott)
? - Florence May Soper b.Jan>Mar 1894, Horrabridge (Tavistock, Dev bmd dist)
? - Frank Soper b.Jan>Mar 1897, Horrabridge (Tavistock)
: '61cen John 35 ag lab at Algate Cottage, Dunsford; b.Moretonhampstead; Ann 34; William 8; John 4 both scholars; Emily 2 all b.Dunsford
: '71cen William Soaper ag lab 17 at Gerrard's Farm, Nether Wallop, b.Weyhill; with James Girl 50 ag lab & wife Ann 48 both b.NW : scan
: '81cen William 28 farm lab at Holegate Cottage, Dunsford, Dev; Mary Ann 25 both b.Dunsford, Dev [parents at same cottage, John 55 farm lab, b.Moretonhampstead, Dev; Ann 54; John 24 farm lab; George 14 farm lab; Frank 9 scholar all b.Dunsford
: '91cen William 38 ag lab (em'ee) at Winslade Farm Cottage, Clyst St Mary, Dev; Mary 36; John 9 all b,Dunsford; William 7 b.N Bovey; Herbert 5; George 4 all scholars; Edith Mary 2; Ernest Edward 1 all b.Chudleigh
: '01cen guessed group William 48 jobbing gardener Mary 47 both b.Dunsford; William 17 gen lbr b.N Bovey; Herbert 15 gentlemans servant; George 14 butchers boy port; ?Lily 12?; Ernest 10 all b.Chudleigh; Florrie 7; Frank 4 both b.Horrabridge
: ?'11cen William 58 head [jobbing gardener] at (WhitchurchDevon/Cottages/West), Tavistock, Dev; Mary Ann 56 Florrie 16 dom serv; Frank 14 [government / railway … / not] all b.Dev

John Soper m.Mary Ann Dennis Oct>Dec 1880, Okehampton, Dev (bmd)
: '81cen John 26 farming 100a empl 2 labs at Buskine, Exbourne, Dev; b.Bovey Tracy, Dev; Mary A 23 b.Highampton, Dev; also Elizabeth Dennis 56 M.in.law, formerly farmers wife b.Highampton & dom serv Ellin B Reynolds 18 Tadesleigh, Dev; scan [not vis '91/'11cen]


1881 Census some entries below. Full list here

Charles Soper 39 gardener & parish clerk (7); Agnes P.T Soper 36 dressmaker; Frederick Soper 11; George H Soper 10; Charles Soper 8; Edith Soper 6; Elizabeth Soper 3 all scholars; John Soper 2; Caroline Soper 2m all Diptford, Dev

Ellen Soper Knapman (c1840-?) age 41, unmarried, imbecile, b.S.Brent, Dev '81cen : Residents of Union Workhouse, Totnes, also there (perhaps unconnected?) John Knapman 16 imbecile b.Paignton, Devon, '81cen
Other Soper Knapman's in
'81cen
William Soper Knapman b.1805 Diptford & Jimima b.1816 (his wife) S.Brent
John Soper Knapman b.1801 S.Brent & wife Elizabeth b.1808 S.Brent
George Soper Knapman b.1847 S.Brent, Maria b.1851 (his wife) S.Brent, George Soper Knapman b.1868 S.Brent, Thomas Soper Knapman b.1871, William Francis Soper Knapman b.1874, Charles Frederick Soper Knapman b.1877, Elizabeth Susan Soper Knapman b.1880, all born S. Brent

James Soper 50 b.Hennock a farmer of 400a employing 7 men & 6 boys, wife Mary G Soper 47 : John J Soper 23 : Ellen L Soper 20 : Elizabeth Soper 18 : Anne Soper 16 : James Soper 14 all b.Bishopsteignton [Elizabeth m. 1888]

James Soper (c1865-?) unm, 16, b.Plymouth, Dev, boy 2 Class : from Ships in Port '81cen. Vessel: "H M S Impregnable" no port, at sea? source

John Soper 36 Inn Keeeper in '81cen at Pepper St, Holy Trinity, Exeter, Dev : b.Marytavy, Dev : wife Jacolia Soper 34 b.St Agness, Cornwall : children Henry T Soper 10 : Bessey Soper 6 & Edith Soper 3 all scholars, all b.Tavistock, Dev - also general servant Betsy Harvey 17 b.Tavistock

John R Soper (c1856-?) unm 25, Devonport, Dev, Able Seaman : from Ships in Port '81cen. Vessel "HMS Ganges" at Falmouth, Cornwall : source

Joseph Soper (c1859-?) unm 22, b.Brent Tor, Dev. Able Seaman : from Ships in Port '81cen. Vessel: "HMS Vernon" at Portsmouth, Hampshire source

Mary Soper, b abt 1835 unm dress maker 46 'imbecile' inmate of Tiverton Workhouse '81cen source

Samuel Soper (c1848-?) 33 farming 50a, Wadstray Farm, Blackawton, Dev & Mary J 25, both b.Dev & Albert B. 1 b.Canada [presumably just returned from Canada] '81 : [see m.1874]

Samuel 45 butcher at Albert Cottage, Plymouth St Andrew; b.Woodbury; Emma 44 butcheress b.Torpoint, Con; also niece Ellen Nadder 23 unm butcheress ass, b.Devonport : [Samuel m.Emma Searle 1863, Plymouth]

William 60 farmer of 200 acres employ 3 men & 2 boys at Stile Barton Village, Jacobstowe '81cen; 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 : ['11cen William James 52 a (draper/army/navy) at 115..., Steyning, Mary Sarah 62 housekeeper both b.Dev, & widowed father William 90, a (farmer/ army/navy) b.Hennock, Dev]

William H Soper 47 a master coach builder employing 8, b.Torquay; Emma Soper 46 b.Totnes; William Edward Soper 22 unm coach builder; Emma G Soper 9 both b.Torquay scholar; Grace Soper 78 widowed mother b.Eastlee Totnes & gen serv Mary E HOW 17 b.Dartington nr.Totnes : [a minister '91cen] : [assume connection, 2 Williams 47 & 32 both Torquay coach trimmers] : [(a minister '91cen) William Henry m.Emma Stephens 1857, Newton Abbott, Dev]

William Soper 38 a plasterer at Crown Court. St Pancras, Exeter '81; wife Mary Soper 38 an ass in fish shop; William Soper 13; Thomas Soper 11; Henery Soper 9; Charlotte Soper 7; Amelia Soper 5; Ellen Soper 3; Susan Soper 9m; Elizabeth Soper 9m all b.Exeter : [perhaps Thomas police charge?]

William Soper (c1844-?) married, 37, Harberton, Dev, England Chief Bosuns Mate: from Ships in Port '81cen. Vessel: "HMS Cambridge" source

William Soper coach trimmer 32 at Melville House, Tormoham, Dev, b.Torquay '81; wife Maria Soper 33 b.Kingsteignton; Florence Elizabeth Soper 10; William Henry Soper 8; Charles Richard Soper 6; Annie Maud Mary Soper 3; George W Soper 3m, all b.Torquay : [William Charles Soper m.Maria Walling 1846; a labourer 42 when emmigrated US 1890 wife & 5 kids]

William H Soper, (c1853-?) m.28, Devonport, Dev. Stoker on "HMS Indus" at Devonport : from Ships in Port '81cen. [a second Soper on board;-]
Henry Soper, married, age? S.Brent, Dev. leading stoker, seaman : from Ships in Port '81cen. Vessel: "HMS Indus" at Devonport : [possibly Henry's entry duplicated at his family home in S.Brent] source

End of 1881


Anne Soper m.Edmund Langdon Merchant Apr>Jun 1881, Newton Abbott, Dev; [assume son below]
: Mary Ann Soper d.19 Apr 1889 of , Kingskerswell, Dev; 'administration (limited)' Exeter 7 Oct 1905 to John James Wale, the attorney of Arthur Edmund Merchant; estate £8; from Probate Calender, scan : [Mary Ann (c1830-1889) d.Apr>Jun, Newton Abbott, age 59 or Mary Ann (c1823-1889) d.Apr>Jun, E.Stonehouse, age 66]

Susanna Soper d.11 Sep 1881, widow of Fore St, Moretonhampstead, Devon; died Fore St; will Principle Registry 14 Oct 1881 to John Soper of 4 Rushill Terrace, Lavender Hill, Battersea, Sy, bootmaker, son; one of executors; estate £20; from Probate Calender, scan : [Susannah (c1810-1881) d.Jul>Sep, Newton Abbott, Dev, age 71]
: '71cen Susan 64 lodger at 20 West Clifton St, Charles Plymouth, widowed annuitant; b.St Staronne? Eastleigh, Dev; lodging with John Loveless 48 naval pensioner b.Guesnsey & 18 in property inc households of Mary Troley laundress, Mary Ann Kern 46 & George Snell 32 labourer
: '71cen John 28 boot & shoe maker at 6 Brownlow St, Shoreditch, St Leonard, Lon; b.Changford, Dev
: '81cen Susan head, widow 71 retired, no profession, at her own property at Fore St, Moreton Hampstead; b.Burne Court, Lustleigh, Dev : [not obvious '71cen or '61cen]
: '81cen John 38 boot dealer, Lavender Hill, 4 Rushill Terrace, Battersea; b.Chagford, Dev; Emily Jane 36 b.Plymouth, Dev; Robert Adams, lodger 14 ass to a gard, b.Lon

Annie Soper m.Edmund Langdon Merchant of Ashton at parish church, Kingskerwell; only surviving dau of late William Soper of Foredown Farm, Kingskerswell, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 1 Jun 1881, from newspapers.bl.uk

William Soper's wife of a dau, 4 Aug 1881 at Binnieknowle, Diptford, nr.Totnes, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 17 Aug, from newspapers.bl.uk

Georgina Soper in Devon Court, 3 Jan 1881; sentence imprisonment; from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

Richard Soper in Devon Court, 28 Jun 1881; sentence Aquittal : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

John Soper dairyman & farmer of Log's Farm, Red Hills, Thomas the Apostle, [Exeter] Dev, bankrupt, 1st creditors meeting at Castle Hotel, Exeter 2 Aug 1881 (London Gazette 19 Jul)
: ['81cen John 53 farmer of 33a Luggs Farm, Okehampton Rd, Exeter; Frances Jane 49; Henry John 23u & Ellen Rosina 27u, all b.Exeter also niece Fanny Murrin 13] : [Henry Soper of Lugg Farm 1862]
: Ellen Rosina Furrell d.20 Aug 1889, age 32 at St Louis, USA, only dau of John Soper late of Luggs Farm, St Thomas, Exeter; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 14 Sep, from newspapers.bl.uk

Susan Soper (c1810-1881) died 11 Sept 1881, aged 71, gravestone in St Andrew’s Churchyard, Moretonhampstead graves site

George Aaron Soper (1881-?), b.Egg Buckland, Devon, 2 Oct 1881, nr205417, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/357 : ['11cen a George A Soper, 29 at Plymouth, Dev] : [b Jan>Mar 1882 Plympton Dev to Edward & Ellen Hughes who m. 1879]

Edward John Soper (1881-?), b.30 Jun 1881 Torquay, Dev : m 7 Jun 1913 Cora Thorne at Annandale, Nsw, Australia : d.2 Aug 1949, from igi

Henry John Soper (1881-?), b.Exeter, Dev, 9 Oct 1881, nr191620, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/328

Mrs R Soper a dau b.20 Jan 1882 at New Rd, Dartmouth, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 25 Jan, from newspapers.bl.uk : [Helen Blanche S Soper b.Jan>Mar Totnes RD; to Dr Robert Wills Soper in medical Sopers]

Sarah Sophia Soper m.Ernest William Whiteway, 30 Apr 1882, West Alvington, Kingsbridge, Dev, from Ted Wildy's Marriage Witness Index

S Soper's wife of a dau, stillborn 1 Sept 1882, at 3 Regent Place, Plymouth; from 'Royal Cornwall Gazette' 15 Sep, from newspapers.bl.uk : [assume Ethel Margaret Soper b.Jan>Mar 1882, Plymouth, Dev] : [babies d at address 1882 & 1884]

William Soper, chief boatswain's mate on HMS Cambridge, awarded medal for long service & good conduct: from The Times 24 June 1882: 88/211p [William age 37 b.Harberton, Dev same job in Cambridge '81cen]

John Browne Soper, of Bridgwater. S.set, grocer & wine merchant. Bankrupt, 1st creditors meeting at Grand Hotel Bristol 7 Nov 1882 (London Gazette 20 Oct) : [see '81cen]

John Henry Soper (1882-?), b.Stoke Damerel, Dev, 28 Dec 1882, nr204249, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/355 : ['11cen not visable]

John Soper & Jane Soper of Devon, shareholders of the Great Western Railway 1882. Named in their 'Probate Book' (90% entrys involve a death, 5% marriage) : details for sale from findmypast.com

William Soper jnr's wife of a dau b.24 Jan 1883 at Deptford, nr.Ivybridge [Dev]; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' (pub.Exeter) 31 Jan, from newspapers.bl.uk

W Soper, one of very many in mile long procession 2½m to funeral of William Kitson of Hengrave at Torquay 14 Apr 1883; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' (pub.Exeter) 18 Apr, from newspapers.bl.uk

H Soper, South Brent, Dev, builder & contractor. Bankrupt, Liquidation by agreement : from Guardian Newspaper, 20 Oct 1883

John Soper, a boatman of the Coastguard awarded medal for long service & good conduct 13 Mar 1883 : from The Times 92/211p [presume connection, John Soper, coastguard 1861 census]

Edward Frederick Soper (1883-?), b.Plympton, Dev, 25 May 1883, nr205851, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/358 : [?an Edward Frederick Soper m.Susan Jane Sargent 1908, she was a widow '11cen]

Edward Soper m.Alice Mary S Bradford, Jul>Sep 1883 Crediton, Dev (bmd)
: Edward b.c1839 Hennock, Dev [so m. age abt.44]
- Edgar Bradford Soper (1884-1917) b.Jan>Mar, Doddiscombsleigh, Dev : (St Thomas bmd dist); m.Florence E Hector
1915, Shepton Mallet; d.ww1, Trooper, Household Battalion
? - Ray Percival Soper b.Oct>Dec 1885, St George Hanover Sq, Lon (??but b.Doddiscombsleigh '91cen); d.Jul>Sep 1892 Exeter, Dev, age 7 (interned St Petrock cemetery 13 Jul; 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post')
- Victor Edward Soper b.Jul>Sep 1887, Crediton, Dev; b.21 May 1884, metal worker, gunner London Royal Field Artillery WW1 see war records
- Alice Mary Soper b.Apr>Jun 1891, Exeter : [?an Alice M (c1886-1931) d.Jan>Mar, Bristol, Glos, age 45]
- Nora Lilian Soper b.Oct>Dec 1892, Exeter : [?a Nora L m.Mr Croll Apr>Jun 1918 Bristol]
: '91cen : Edward 52 butcher (not em) b.Hennock; Alice M S 40 b.Cheriton Fitzpaine, Dev; Edgar B 7; Rey P 6 both b.Doddiscombsleigh, Dev; Victor 4 all scholar b.Shobrooke, Dev
: ? an Edward Soper (c1840-1893) d.Jul>Sep 1893, Newport, Monmouth, age 53
: '01cen : Alice 47, Dev, Alice 10; Norah 8 all b.Exmouth (& perhaps more)
: '01cen : Edgar 18 drapers assistant at Tormoham with Torquay, Dev b.Doddiscombsleigh
: '11cen : Alice Mary Surridge Soper 56, at [24 New/Hill/Rd], Bristol; Edgar Bradford 27 draper's assistant, both b.Dev Alice Mary 19 & Nora Lilian 18 a … assistant both b.St George [Lon?]
: Alice M S Soper (c1855-1941) d.Oct>Dec 1941, Newton Abbott, Dev, age 86

John Thomas Soper (1883-?), b.Totnes, Dev, 11 Apr 1883, nrK35557, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/938

William Soper (1883-?), b.Bovey, Devon, 10 Jun 1883, nr304912, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/496

R Soper, Owner of workshop, 8 Kobe Terrace, Plymouth : Plan of floors & section. Building notice, 30 May 1883. Application approved, 2 Jun, Plymouth Archives, refPCC/60/1/3979

Mr Soper, owned dwelling house, 3 Jubilee Place, Plymouth. Plan approval, 6 Oct 1883, Plymouth Archives, refPCC/60/1/4021

Thomas John Soper grocer, draper & general dealer of Bishop's Teignton, Dev, Bancruptcy. 1st meeting of creditors 8 Mar 1883 (London Gazette 23 Feb)

Charles Soper d.2 Jun 1883, labourer of Devonport, Dev; died Cherry Garden St, Devonport; will at Exeter 2 Jun 1883 to Elizabeth Soper of Cherry Garden St, widow & sole executor; estate £25 10s; from Probate Calender, scan : [Charles (c1801-1883) d.Apr>Jun Stoke Damerel, Dev, age 82]
: '81cen Charles widowed head 80 retired laborer at 2 Cherry Garden, Stoke Damerel, Dev; b.Stoke Climsland, Cornwall; Elizabeth 62 married sister In law; b.Sunderland, Durham
: Thomas Soper m.Elizabeth Emma Best 20 Nov 1844, Worthing, Sx

Samuel Soper d.14 Nov 1883, butcher of Albert Cottage, Kings Gardens, Plymouth; died Albert Cottage; will Exeter 24 Jan 1884 to Emma Soper of Albert Cottage, widowed wife, sole executrix; estate £258 9s 4d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Samuel (c1836-1883) d.Oct>Dec, Plymouth, age 47] : [Samuel m.Emma Searle 1863, Plymouth]

John Soper m.Selina Ann Crocker Jan>Mar 1884, Okehampton, Dev : [marriage assumed 2y too early]
- John George D Soper b.Jan>Mar 1882, Okehampton, Dev; a draper, Brighton, Sx '11cen; executor 1936
- Albert Edward Soper b.Jul>Sep 1884, Okehampton
- William James Soper b.Apr>Jun 1886, Okehampton
- Frank Soper b.Apr>Jun 1887, Totnes
- Mary Louisa Soper b.Oct>Dec 1888, Totnes
- Stanley Maurice Soper b.Jul>Sep 1890, Totnes
- Dorothy Soper b.Jan>Mar 1895, Totnes
- Ada Selina Soper b.Apr>Jun 1896, Totnes
: '91cen; John 36 farmer(em'er) at Leigh, Harberton; b.Bovey Tracey; Selina 31 b.Dowland; John G D 9; Albert E 6; William J 5 all b.Exbourne; Frank 4; Mary L 2; Stanley M 11m all Harberton with Ellen Bond 30 dom serv b.Exbourne; Mary Mortimer 12 dom serv b.Chudleigh & John Ellis 13 farm serv b.Harberton
: '01cen; John 46 farmer of Harberton, Dev; b.Bovey Tracey, Dev; Selina 40, b.Dowland, Dev; Albert 16; William 15 all b.Exbourne, Dev; Frank 14; Mary 12; Stanley 10; Dorothy 6; Ada 4 all b.Harberton, Dev, farmers sons & dau
: '11cen; John 56 farmers at [Leigh/Harbertonford/East], Totnes; Selina A 50; William James 25 farm son; Albert Edward 23 on farm son; Mary Louisa 22 dairy farm dau; all b.Dev
: '11cen; John George Daines Soper 29 draper's assistant at Borough/Rd/S, Wandsworth, Lon; b.Exbourne / North ..., Dev
: Mary Sarah Soper d.5 Feb 1936, spinster of 180a Ditchling Rd, Brighton, Sx; probate London 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, Sx, age 86]
: William James Soper d.13 Apr 1938, of 182 Ditchling Rd, Brighton, Sx; probate London 24 Jun 1938 to Westminster Bank Ltd; estate £11,351 17s 11d ; from Probate Calender, scan : [William J (c1859-1938) d.Apr>Jun, Brighton, Sx, age 79]

John Soper (1884-?), b.Honiton, Devon, 20 Jun 1884, nrF35730, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/627

John Soper (1884-?), b.Dunsford, Devon, 9 Sep 1884, nr311038, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/509

Mr Soper m.Hilda Eglington, (her father Charles Frederick W Eglington m.Elizabeth Ann Wakeham 1884 at Stoke Damerel, Devon). Their children, Florence (Gibbs), Elizabeth (Yoe), Hilda (Soper) : source

Ann Soper 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 m.Ann Blank Oct>Dec 1840 Kingsbridge]

George Frederick Soper m.Hannah Eliza Nicholas, 1 Jan 1884, Plymouth, Dev from Ted Wildy's Marriage Witness Index
?a George Frederick Soper (c1860-1907) d.8 Mar, gardener of Belgrave Rd, Mutley, Plymouth, Dev; died Dunedin. New Zealand; probate Exeter 28 Sep 1907 to Edmund Albert Heaven, army pensioner; estate £44; from Probate Calender,
scan : [so d.not in bmd : died age 47 NZ bmd (but b.c1860 not vis uk bmd)] : [?perhaps the George Frederic b.1859, Kingsbridge, Dev, son of William & Maria Blank who m.1850]

Mary Soper Corlinem m.Harry Sercombe, Jul>Sep 1884 Newton Abbot, Dev; source : ['01cen Harry (b.1860) farmer at Laurel Fm, Ringmore, Mary (b.1860 Ringmore/Stokeinteignhead, Dev), dau Ethel (b.1885) & Winifred (b.1900) & a gen serv]

Nicholas Soper (c1807-1884) d.Apr>Jun, Totnes, Dev, age 77
: Mary Soper (otherwise Mary Ann) d.21 Apr 1884, widow of Berry Pomeroy, Dev; Will proved Exeter 15 Aug 1884 to Mary Ann Soper unm dau of Totnes, Harriet Maria Mae Knight (wife of John Edward Mac Knight) dau of Totnes, the executrixes; estate £184 3s ; from Probate Calender, scan : [Mary Ann Soper (c1808-1884) d.Apr>Jun, Totnes, Dev, age 76]
: '81cen Nicholas 75 ag lab at Higher Longcombe Cottage, Berry Pomeroy; b.Diptford, Dev; Mary Ann 75 b.Modbury, Dev & visitors James Trick 41 b.Pilton, Dev; Private Royal Marines L J & wife Sarah Jane Trick 38 b.Stoke Gabriel, Dev
: '71cen Nicholas 65 head farm labourer, at Longcombe, Berry Pomeroy; b.Farley Deptford, Dev; Mary 65, b.Lidbrook, Haimingham also lodger Thomas Hockings 24 unm farm lbr : scan
: '61cen Nicholas 55 an ag lab at Aish, Stoke Gabriel, Dev; Mary 50 both b.Stoke Gabriel : [place of birth not given]
: '41cen Nicholas 35-9 ag lab at Aish, Stoke Gabriel; Mary 30-4, Pricilla 6, Richard 3, Mary 3, Agnus 5m scan
??? a - Priscilla m.Oct>Dec 1854, Totnes, Dev (bmd) to William Foale or Samuel Hawkins
- Richard Soper b.c1838
? - Mary Elizabeth Soper b.Jan>Mar 1839, Newton Abbott, Dev (bmd dist with inc Stoke Gabriel)
?? an - Agnes Gill Soper b.Oct>Dec 1840, Totnes, Dev; m.Jan>Mar 1869, Newton Abbott, Dev (to either John Hannaford or William Thomas Syms)

Samuel Soper m.Maria Clarke Apr>Jun 1884, Helston, Cornwall (bmd)
: Samuel b.Jan>Mar 1845, to Richard Yabsley Soper & Ann Blank who m.Oct>Dec
1840 both Kingsbridge
- Alfred Edward M Soper b.Jan>Mar 1885, Kingsbridge, Dev : [Alfred Edward Morley Soper farmer, sisters executor 1926]
- Alice Maud Soper b.Apr>Jun 1885, Totnes, Dev : [d.1926 age 40, left £534]
- Samuel James R Soper b.Oct>Dec 1890, Kingsbridge, Dev
: '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
: '81cen Richard 63 farming 90a Goodshelter, E.Portlemouth, Dev empl 1 man & boy; Ann 53 both b.Stokeham, Dev; Samuel 31unm; William 21unm both Blackawton, Dev; also boarder Hanna blank 49 b.Stokenham, Dev, retired; & farm serv, Samuel Heath 18 b.Totness, Dev
: Samuel, farmer, Goodshelter, Portlemouth in 1890 directory
: '91cen Samuel 46 farmer (em'er) at Goodshelter Farm House, E.Portlemouth; b.Blackawton, Dev; Maria Clark Soper 45 b.Sithney, Con; Alfred E M 6 scholar; Alice M Mary 4 both b.Kernborough, Dev; Samuel J B 5m b.Dev : ['11cen not obvious]
: Samuel d.20 Oct 1900, of Goodshelter, E.Portlemouth, administration Exeter 15 Sep 1906 to [son] Alfred Edward Morley Soper [son] farmer; estate £653 10s; from Probate Calender, scan : [Samuel (c1845-1900) d.Oct>Dec 1900, Kingsbridge, Dev, age 55]
: Maria Clark Soper (c1845-1892) d.Oct>Dec, Kingsbridge, Dev, age 47
: Alice Maud Mary Soper d.2 Dec 1926, spinster of Higher Rew, Marlborough, Dev; administration Lon 14 Jan 1927 to Alfred Edward Morley Soper [brother], farmer; estate £534; from Probate Calender, scan : [Alice M M (c1886-1926) d.Oct>Dec, Kingsbridge, age 40]

Olive Soper d.10 Sept 1884; age 3m at Townsend House, Penryn twin dau of T & E Soper of 3 Regent Place, Plymouth; in 'Royal Cornwall Gazette', 12 Sep, from newspapers.bl.uk : [Olive Eliza Soper b.Apr>Jun 1884 Plymouth & d. Jul>Sep 1884 Falmouth, Con, age 0] : [babies d at address 1882 & 1884]

Nicholas George Soper (b.c1866-?) m. Jul>Sep 1885, Totnes Elizabeth Adams (b.1862/3 of Brixham)]
: '81cen Richard Soper 44 at Paradise Alley, Brixham, Dev, fisherman, b.Stoke Gabril, Dev; 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 : [a Nicholas d.Apr>Jun 1884 Totnes but age 77 :no Ida b in bmd]
: [speculate the Mrs Elizabeth Soper, of May Place, 4 Lipson Rd, Plymouth in
1890 directory]
: Elizabeth Soper nee Adams (c1862-1985) of Brixham b.6 Aug, married, age 27 to Robert George Turner, 12 Jan 1890; b.Plymouth 1865; 5 children b.Brixham 1890-1903. Elizabeth brought to the marriage dau, Ida Soper b.1884; from ‘C&LR’, Robert’s grgrdau Sep’07 : source
: ['91cen an I Soper 7 stepdau at & b.Brixham : '01cen Ida 17 dom kitchenmaid at Paignton, Dev; b.Brixham : '11cen ??Ida 26 servant in hotel at Totnes]

Robert Wills Soper, surgeon apothecary & wife Helen Blanche Torre Soper received house with garden cottage & stable, 38 Newcomen Rd, Dartmouth from her father, John Morgan Puddicombe, Surgeon, 22 Jan 1885. (Mrs Caroline Soper's house was the neighbor to North) : £65 pa rent to John while living, then to Helen. Robert bought 38 Newcomen Rd, South Town, 9 Feb 1900 from builder Thomas Veale, £300. Robert bequeathed all estate to wife Helen Blanche Torre Soper in will of 28 May 1877 : Robert died at Prospect House Dartmouth, 1900 : His wife HBT Soper will 16 Sept 1908 left the house to her son Gerald Morgan Soper. She d.1910 : GM Soper's will 1 Nov 1919 appointed sisters executors : Elsie C Wood (wife of Alexander D Wood of Minehead, Bank Manager) & Helen Blanche Sydney Edwards (wife of Kenneth J D Edwards of Plymouth Bank Accountant). He d.1919 there: They sold house 1920 for £2,900 : Dartford History.org : [see medical Sopers]

James Soper, memorandum of plant at Cann Quarry, 30 Sept 1885 : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office, ref 69/M/6/418 [The quarry was re-leased by The Earl of Morley to Thomas B Provis, later in the year] www.a2a

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) : [1890 directory; a hay, forage & flour merchant, 38-9 Tavistock Rd] : ['11cen a Charles Henry 66 at Plymouth]

Richard Hill Soper (1864-1912) m.Mary Ann Drew Jul>Sep 1885, Exeter; b Jan>Mar 1864 Exeter to Richard Hill Soper & Ann Rebecca Abel who m.1856
- Richard Hill Soper b.Apr>Jun 1887, Exeter : m.Apr>Jun 1908 (to either Lilian Eliza Davis or Laura Whiddon) Exeter; 1931 billposter, Portland St, Exeter
- Frederick James Soper b.18 Apr 1891, (b.Apr>Jun) Exeter; '11cen florists ass 19; 1931 florist
?? - William John Soper b.Jan>Mar 1901, Exeter
: [R H Soper's wife of a son b.18 Apr 1891 at 18 Goldsmith St, Exeter; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 18 Apr, from newspapers.bl.uk]
: ['91cen Richard H Soaper 29 green grocer (self emp) at 18 Goldsmith St, St Paul, [Exeter?], Dev; b.Exeter; Mary A 24 b.Crediton, Dev Richard H 4 b.Exeter]
: [R Soper occupied 11 Goldsmith St; on their arrival 8 Sep 1900, they found the staircase well alight, but The Exeter Fire Brigade speedily extinquished the flames with water. The stair burnt through, damage £20, House property of Mr Chambers, Fore St & is insured, but the contents not; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', from newspapers.bl.uk]
: ['01cen Richard 40 fruiterer & florist at Exeter; b.Exeter; Mary 35 b.Crediton; Richard 14 b.Exeter (& assume others)]
: ['11cen; Richard 50 [general florist/dealer] at 50 [Paul...], Exeter; Mary Ann 45; Frederick 19 [general florists ass]; William 10 all b.-, Dev]
: [Richard Hill Soper d.6 Apr 1912, florist of 50 Paul St, Exeter, Dev; admin Exeter 26 Apr 1912 to Mary Ann Soper, [his] widow; value, £620; from Probate Calender (ancestry.com) : [Richard H Soper (c1860-1912) d.Apr>Jun 1912, Exeter, age 52]]
: [Corp. Richard Hill Soper, Royal Berkshire Reg nr25195, service medal WW1]
: [Richard Hill Soper of 3 Portland St, Exeter, billposter & Frederick James Soper of 12 Goldsmith St, florist. Conveyance of 50 Paul St, 29 Sept 1931 to Frederick William Stillman of 94 South St, purveyor; Consideration £1,000; Dev Record Office ref 5200C-4/110/7]

Edward Ager Soper m.Edithe Charlotte B Bovey Apr>Jun 1885, Newton Abbott, Dev (bmd)
Edward b.1855 Stokeinteignhead to James m.Sarah nee Ager
1839, Newton Abbott dist
- Edith Mary Soper b.Jul>Sep 1887, Newton Abbott: unm 1933; [d.1973, age 85*]
- Winifred Emily Soper (1889-c1963) b.Jul>Sep, Newton Abbott: [m.William P Tuckett (1892-1949) 5 Jun 1926 (m.Apr>Jun Kingston, Sy) d.1963, age 74*]
- Hilda Soper b.Oct>Dec 1891, Newton Abbott [??a Hilda m.Ernest V Doswell Jul>Sep 1925 Kingston]
- Ellen Kathleen Soper b.Apr>Jun 1894, Alresford, Hants m.Ronert E Hirch Oct>Dec 1921 Kingston
: '81cen James 66 at Farm House, Stokeinteignhead, farming 150a employing 2 men, 1 boy b.Drewsteignton; Sarah 62; Edward A 26 farmer's son & visitor Elizabeth M Dore 24 ag ass
: 1890 Edward Agar Soper, farmer, Congins Farm, Stockeinteignhead, Teighmouth : in Whites Directory
: zz'91cen Edward A 36 at Stokeinteignhead; Edith 31, b.St Mary Church, Dev; Edith M 3; Winifred E 1 all but wife b.Stokeinteignhead; boarder Ada Barr 18 & servant Albert Callard 12
: zz'01cen Edward A 46 at Bighton, Hants [10m NE Winchester]; Edith C 41, b.St Mary Church; Edith M 13; Winifred E 11; Hilda 9; Ellen K 6 b.Bighton; governess Margaret S Hinton 25 & servant Rose Norgate 19
: zz'11cen Edward Ager 56 farmer at Alresford, Hants; Edith Charlotte 51 b.Torquay, Dev; Edith Mary 23 school teacher; Winifred Emilie 21 in house; Hilda 19 in house
: 11cen Ellen Soper 19 a general domestic servant at (151 Melcombe Regis/Road), Weymouth; b.-, Hants '11cen
: died 1921
?Edward A Soper d.Jul>Sep 1921*, age 67 : Edith C B Soper d.Jul>Sep 1933, age 73 both Kingston, Sy dist : [*see line from Jess Miklos]
: Edward Ager Soper d.30 Jul 1921 of 23 Gloucester Rd, Kingston Hill, Sy; probate Lon; 2 Sep; to Edith Charlotte Buckeridge Soper his widow; estate £4,285 5s 11d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Edward A (c1854-1921) d.Jul>Sep, Kingston, Sy, age 67]
: Edith Charlotte Buckridge Soper d.8 Aug 1933, widow of 28 Woodbines Ave, Kingston-on-Thames, Greater Lon; probate Lon 7 Sep to Edith Mary Soper, spinster, Winifred Emilie Tucket (wife of William Page Tucket & Ellen Kathleen Hirch (wife of Robert Hirch); estate £4,341 5s 6d; from Probate Calender, scan; [Edith C B (c1860-1933) d.Jul>Sep, Kingston, Sy, age 73]

Mary Grace Soper died at The School House, Diptford in 1885. Were any census specific enough to record that address as I have not seen it. from Bob Dean. source

William Henry Soper, b.abt 1859 Diptford, m.Lucy Annie Hooper 27 Sept 1885, St Mary the Virgin Church, Diptford, parents. John Soper & Mary Grace Nowell Reap. source : ['11cen; a William Henry 52 at Totnes]
: '11cen William Henry Soper ?head/husband 52 [clerk? or farm labourer (ie 2 WHS's & 2 jobs)?] at (Bridge), Totnes, Dev
: or... '11cen William Henry Soper (c1859-?) 52 ?head/husband [clerk? or farm labourer?] at (Stoke Gabriel/Paignton/Farleigh/Brent/Bridge/Mary) Totnes; b.Stoke Gabriel, Dev; Mary Jane 51 b.Stoke Gabriel
: ??a William Henry Soper d.25 Feb 1929 of West Court, South Pool, Dev; probate Lon 16 May 1929 to Joseph Josiah Yabsley, farmer; estate £1,105 1s 8d; from Probate Calender, scan [William H (c1858-1929) d.Jan>Mar, Kingsbridge, age 71]

Henry Soper a baker at Tidworth; L/Cpl Devon Reg; 1904-19; b.abt.Mar 1885, Plympton, St Mary, Dev : see WW1 service record, served France & Eygpt

Charles Haughton Soper (1885-?) b.26 May 1885, a Lieutenant, 17 Mar 1913; b.26 May 1885, RN Officer's Service Record; from National Archives : [b.Apr>Jun 1885, Stoke Damerel, Devon (bmd)]
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Charles Houghton Soper (1885-?), b.Devonport, Dev, 26 May 1885, nr211829, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/370
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Charles Houghton Soper b.26 May 1885 at Devonport : Enlisted Unknown : Next of kin; Maud : Canberra record 1938-48, from Aust Archive A6769

George Soper (1886-?), b.Chudleigh, Dev, 13 Oct 1886, nr361202, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/549

Lewis John Soper (1886-?), b.Werrington, Dev, 6 Sep 1886, nrJ59334, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives ADM 188/765 : ['11cen; 24 at Launceston, Cornwall]

C H Soper & S M Anthony, forage dealers of Plymouth, partnership dissolved : from The Times 9 Jan 1886 109/211p [connection? 1905 H J Soper & Co forage dealer bankruptcy]

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] : [no Soper/Bawden m.vis bmd] : [James Soper m.Sarah ne Soper 9 Oct 1819 at Hennock]

Miss Soaper, an old lady of Thurshelton, North Devon possesed a bluish-green stone called the 'kenning stone' which was much resorted to by people troubled with sore eyes. If the eye be rubbed with the….. [no date] Snipper from 'Folk-lore of the Northern Counties' pub 1866 : GoogleBooks.com - The stone would be rubbed on the problem area until such time as it was cured, after which the stone was returned to its owner : cornishwitchcraft.com

Henry Soper (c1872-?) of Exeter, labourer, age 15, height 4ft 10in : brown hair, hazel eyes, 'fresh faced' [ie not sallow] : 'RWW' - tattooed : in Exeter Police Charge Book, 4 Oct 1886 - 21 Aug 1889. page 87 (so abt.1887) source

Hannah Soper (c1854-?) eldest dau of Hannah (nee Callard) & John Soper. b.Dev. Moved to New Zealand & m.Alexander Thomson in 1886 : ancestry.com : source 2, gr grandson, Adrian Thomson, looking for info

Mary Soper the younger m.John Perry. [presume] the marriage settlement included a 20th part of a tenement called Alder at Thrushelton. [presume their son?], John Soper Perry of 3 Endsleigh Terrace, Tavistock [removed? his inherited entitlement of part of Alder Farm] : 4 Mar 1887. Other parties; William, John & Soloman Perry gents of Alder & T.k, Elizabeth Trehane, widow & Miss Mary Perry both of Lobhill Ho, T.k & John Hony Trehane of 5 Princess Sq, Plymouth, gent : Plymouth & W.Devon Record Office ref 1415/17/38 : Document ref 1415/17/39 adds that Soper Perry paid £35 to W Perry & W Perry paid £10 to the other names. Also Westlake's Cottage & lands, between Alder Fm & Lobhill Fm. Also release of a legacy charged upon several shares of the land under the will of Grace Soper [Arthur Soper leased the farm in 1741] : [John Soper Perry in copper mine co 1872] : [Grace Soper paid Alder Fm legal fees 1880] : [see Thrushelton Sopers 1684] : [William Soper Perry, trustee 1910]

Soper v Arnold (22) Court of Appeal, Justice Cotton : from The Times 17 Nov 1887 320/746n : Again 18 Nov , appeals from the Chancery Division : again at Chancery Court, for trial with witnesses : 14 Mar 1887 312/746n : again at Supreme Court of Judicature, Court of Appeal : 11 May 1887 315/746n
Soper (pauper) v Arnold & another (for hearing), House of Lords, Westminster : 27 July 1889 339/746n & again 29 July & 30 July : Soper placed a 10% deposit of £610 on an estate called Rowens, Teighmouth, Dev. Soper claimed Arnold did not have good title to the property & backed-out. Soper lost his deposit when the estate was sold to another. The Lords agreed with the appeal court, Soper did not have the money to complete the purchase, so he lost, again : 30 July 1889 342/746n [report in The Times 31st] Case quoted as case law (37 Ch.D., 96 ; 14 App Ca.) 4 Aug 1891 363/746n. [??speculate William Henry Soper carriage maker, bankrupt 1892?]

Archibal Soper b.1887c, a Private in the Devonshire Regiment, parents John Henry & Mary Jane : wife Mary Jane : home, Discombes, Powderham, Exeter, Devon?, died Pas de Calais, France : 25 Sep 1915 (buried/monument: Loos Memorial, from : Soper war deaths : ['11cen; Archball Soper 14 at Plymouth, Dev]

Soper was on a committee of 4 doctors when The Dartmouth Village Hospital was built 1887. He quarreled with a fellow doctor there in 1910 : History of the Hospital : "1887 Cottage Hospital for Dartmouth to celebrate the jubilee four local medicalpractitioners- Drs.Crossfield,Davson,Goodfellow and Soper.Their first task was to ascertain the running costs of existing Devon cottage hospitals" : "a German sailor in the harbour had a crushed hand necessitating a finger amputat