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Bedfordshire

Only 5 igi records for Beds, Elizabeth below & 4 Soupers 1842-9 below (& 51 bmd records)

Elizabeth Soper bapt.7 Apr 1608, Stevington, [igi]

Elizabeth Soper d.1608, Bedfordshire from National Burial Records

Richard Soper b.1832 Bedfordshire, d.1899 Glos [see Glos for family] www.berksfhs.org.uk

Elizabeth Soper (<1749-?) b.Bef 1749 : spouse: William Snelson (<1749-?), m.6 Oct 1769 Dunstable, Beds : www.southernx.com.au


1841 Census, 3 families

Hannah Soper 13, John Soper 5, John Soper 3, at Pulloxhill, all born Beds, perhaps others in household, a very poor census sheet, perhaps another family in Pulloxhill (Thomas, Amma. Mary & Ellice Soper?)

John Soper 40-5 'troe maker', Ann Soper 45-9, Mary Soper 15-9, Charles Soper 15-9, Lambeth Soper 13, Helen Soper 10, Elizabeth Soper 8, Mary? B…es? 70-4, at Muggerhanger

Charles Edward Souper bapt.22 May 1842, Francis Abraham Souper bapt.28 Jan 1844, Katharine Milford Amelia Souper bapt.25 Oct 1846 & d.Jan>Mar 1847, Bedford & Mary Oriana Sandiford Souper bapt.14 Mar 1849 all at St Mary, Beds [igi] : [see family]


1851 Census, 7 entries

Sarah J Souper 21 head, daughter of Registrar of Louth, of 1st instance; British Subject at Cauldwell St, Bedford, St Mary, Beds '51cen, b.Isle of Trinidad; Julia A Souper 20 dau of Registrar of Louth, of 1st instance; British Subject b.Isle of Trinidad; Jessey G Souper 15 scholar at home b.Lon*; Jane H Souper 13 scholar at home b.Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales; Francis Souper* 7 scholar; Mary O Souper 2 both b.Bedford, Beds; scan : [*'b.London' but 'of Trinidad' at marriage 1869 below] : [*Frances Abraham Souper's biog] : [parents Phillip Dottin Souper & Oriana Jane, see biog] : ['81cen with with mother Oriana J Souper 77 at Croydon, Surrey]

Born Bedfordshire, but living outside county
C M Soper 39 b.1812c, living London
: [no obvious '61/'71cen]


1861 Census, no Sopers in Beds, but 3 born Beds
Charles Sopher (c1802-?) age 59 b.Chelmsford, Beds, head job 'Ch', at 3 Hayes Place, St Mary, Islington, Lon, wife Martha Sopher 59 b.Abbingdon, Cambs (bind) son William Sopher 28, an unm labourer b.Clerkenwell, Lon
Elizabeth Soper (c1826-?) age 35 b.Everton, Beds, wife of Richard at 10 Featherstone Buildings, Holborn at St Andrew, London
Mary Soper (c1814-?) age 47, a 'cotton window', b.Dunstable, Beds at Shoreditch, Msx, with husband John Soper, age 50, a carpenter b.City & dau Elizabeth Soper 25, a laundress b.Cripplegate, M.sex


1871 Census; no Sopers in Bedfordshire, (2 wives b.there)

Sarah Soper wife 25 at 18 Cavern Rd, Tormoham, Torquay, Dev; a miliner; b.Luton, Beds
Elizabeth Soper wife 45 at 5 Paddington St, Islington, St Mary London; b.Everton, Beds


Charles Edward Souper m.Annie McCausland 1871 : [biog Souper notes]
- Philip Richard Patrick Souper b.8 Jun 1875 at Cork, Ireland
- Male Souper 20 May 1877 at Corbally, Limerick, Ireland
- Charles Alexander Souper b.24 Apr 1879 at Corbally; b.Apr>Jun 1879 Limerick dist
-

Emily Soaper b.Apr>Jun 1877 & Emily Soper d.Apr>Jun 1877 age 0


1881 Census, 8 entries

William Soper 41 a brass finisher at 18 Duke St, Luton : wife Elizabeth Soper 45 : Walter Soper 15 a brass finisher : Lydia Soper 13 : Edward Soper 10 : James Soper 8, scholars all b.St Lukes, M.sex : [a Walter m.1890]
: '71cen William Soper (c1840-?) a brass finisher 31, b.Shoreditch, St Leonard, Msx; at 14 White Lion Yard, Finsbury, St Luke; Elizabeth 35, b.Hoxton, Msx; Charles 9; Walter 5; Lydia 3; Edward Soper 9m, all b.St Luke, Msx : scan

presume son
Charles Soper 19 brass finisher at 3 Back Gaitskell, Luton; b.St Lukes, M.sex : wife Jane Soper 18 a sewer of hats b.Luton, Bedford : [Charles m.1881 assume to Jane Fox]

Francis Souper (c1844-?) a School Master at The Meads, Eastbourne, Sussex in 1881 census , aged 37. Living with wife, cousin & 5 children. A Clerk In Holy Orders : MA Cambridge, born c1844 Bedford, Beds. Assume mother & sisters may be living on dividends, Croydon : Oriana J Souper 77 : 'Gerald' O'GRADY, a widow 47 & Mary O Souper 32 : census : [assume the Francis A Soaper MA who married his nephew George Venour Rowcroft, London 12 Nov 1885] : [see Oriana J Souper in Wales 1837]


Charles Soper m Jane Fox Jan>Mar 1881, Luton (though not linked in bmd); Charles William Soper b.Jul>Sep 1861, St Luke, Lon to William & Elizabeth who m.c1860
- Ann Maria Soper b.c1882 Luton : an Ann Maria m.Apr>Jun 1897 [to either Alfred Cumberland or Thomas Kirby]
- Eva Soper b.Oct>Dec 1883 Luton; s.h.machinist; Eva m. John Morgan Jan>Mar 1902 Luton
- Walter Soper b.Apr>Jun 1888 all below b.Luton (bmd) : [a moulder before Pvt 5095 Bedfordshire Reg 1904-6, (see below)] : [a Walter nr3555 & Charles W nr3554 joined Bedford Reg together WW1?] : ?a Walter m.? Bacchus Jan>Mar 1921 Luton
- Lily Soper b.Jul>Sep 1890 : a Lily m.Arthur Day Oct>Dec 1912 Luton
- Charles William Soper b.Jul>Sep 1893 : [a Charles W nr3554 joined Bedford Reg, Charles d.WW1?]
- Mabel Soper b.Apr>Jun 1896 : [?Maud 5 i01cen?] a Mabel m.Percy W Northwood Jan>Mar 1925 Luton
- Horace Soper b.Jan>Mar 1899 : [?Fredk 3 '01cen] 5 i01cen?], [driver East Anglian Field Coy, Apr 1915 (for 19 days)]
- Frank Soper b.c1899 Luton
- Edward Soper b.Jan>Mar 1902 : ?an Edward m.Mary E Gaylor Jul>Sep 1922 Luton
- Frederick Soper b.Apr>Jun 1904 : ?a Frederick m.Masie E Mair Oct>Dec 1925 Luton
: '71cen William Soper (c1840-?) a brass finisher 31, b.Shoreditch, St Leonard, Msx; at 14 White Lion Yard, Finsbury, St Luke; Elizabeth 35, b.Hoxton, Msx; Charles 9; Walter 5; Lydia 3; Edward Soper 9m, all b.St Luke, Msx : scan
: '81cen : Charles 19 brass finisher at 3 Back Gaitskell, Luton; b.St Lukes, M.sex; wife Jane 18 a sewer of hats b.Luton, Bedford : [?'81cen perhaps parents William 41 also a brass finisher at Luton & Elizabeth 45?]
: '91cen Charles 28 married engineer's labourer, prisoner at The Gaol, Victoria Rd, Hoddesdon, Herts; b.Hoxton, Beds ; scan
: '91cen Jane wife 28 married straw hat machinist (not employed) in 4 rooms at  28 Cobden St, Luton; Ann Maria 9 both b.Luton; Eva 7 b.not known, both scholars; Walter 2; Lily 7m both b.Herefordshire scan : [why n/k where her born?]
: '91cen Rose 5 student, b.Luton at 43 Hitchin Rd, Luton (St Mathews); with grandmother Jane Fox 63 widow, living on own means b.Luton, Beds; scan
: '01cen : Charles 39 straw hat blocker at 36 Burr St, Luton, Beds; Jane 38 straw hat finisher; Rose 14; Walter 12; Lily; Charles 9; Maud 8 [Mabel?]; Harry 5; Fredrick 3; Frank 2 all b.Luton, Beds; scan
: '01cen; Eva 17 straw hat finisher at 9 Park Lane, Luton, b.Luton, boarding with Mary A Morgan widow 52 straw hat sewer b.Luton & son John Morgan 18 s.h.blocker b.Liverpool, Lancs; scan : [Eva m. John Morgan 1902]
: family at 25 York St, St Mathews, Luton 1904 when Walter elisted Pvt nr.5095 in 3rd Btn, Beds Reg 1904-6; b.St Mathews, Luton; parents Charles & Jane, older sister Evea Morgan [m.1902] & younger brother Charles; job, moulder for Mr E Elston, Hitchen Rd, Luton : 5ft 3½in 118lbs; 34½in chest expands 2in; fresh complexion; grey eyes; brown hair; C of E; 2 moles on chin, scar of scald right ankle; 3 bad teeth : Attested for 6 years in Militia, 21 Oct 1904; age 17y 6m [so b~Feb 1887 - 1y underage?], previously belonged to 3rd Batt, Vol Bed Reg; medical 13 Mar 1905* Bedford [*??, 6m later, still 17y 6m] : Discharged by purchase 23 Apr 1906 [permitted for £10 in 1st 3m of service; but also permited if underage] army record
: '11cen : Charles William 49 straw hat blocker at 3 Windmill St, Luton, Jane Fox?* 48 s.h.machinist: Walter 22 iron moulder's labourer; Lily 20 s.h.finisher; Charles William 17 iron moulder's labourer; Mabel 15 co-operative society coca works: Horace 12: Edward 9: Frederick 7 all at school, all b.Luton, Beds; [brother Walter a straw hat manufacturer]
: family at 81 Boyle St, Luton when son Horace joined Territorials 1915.
: Charles W Soper (c1861-1926) d.Oct>Dec age 65 : ?a Jane (c1862-1933) d.Apr>Jun Luton, age 71
: ?a Walter (c1887-1961) d.Jul>Sep Hitchen, Beds, age 74

John Soper appointed executor in will of JCMcG, Stratton Park Estate, Biggleswade, Beds, 1881 : removed as executor in 1887 www.a2a.pro.gov.uk

Walter Soper straw hat mkr m.Elizabeth Strapp Apr>Jun 1890, children b.Luton; Walter S b.Jan>Mar 1866 St Lukes to William m.Elizabeth c1860
- ?a Sidney Soper b.Oct>Dec 1890 & d.Apr>Jun 1891 Luton, age 0 : [7m in '91cen]
- Sidney Walter Soper b.Oct>Dec 1894 Luton : [a private d.23 Apr 1917 Somme WW1, see below]
- Beatrice Elizabeth Soper b.Oct>Dec 1892, Luton : m.Frederick Ashpool Apr>Jun 1917, Luton (a factory manager)
- May Hilda Soper ('Mary'?) b.Jul>Sep 1896, Luton, Beds (bmd)
- Gilbert Soper b.Jan>Mar 1900, Luton : [a seaman WW1 see below] : a Gilbert m.Annie Kiff, Apr>Jun 1923; sprayers mate when father's executor 1937
- Kenneth Soper b.Apr>Jun 1903 : m.Kathleen Brazier Apr>Jun 1927 : [Keneth d.Jan>Mar 1930 age 26 in a factory fire] all Luton : [?a Kathleen m.Arthur Moulster Jan>Mar 1931 Luton?]
- Percy Rupert Soper b.Oct>Dec 1906 : Percy R Soper m.Olive A Else Apr>Jun 1928
: ['81cen Walter Soper 15 brass finisher with parents William 41 & Elizabeth 45]
: ['91cen Walter 24 straw hat blocker (em'ee) at  62 High Town Rd, Luton (St Mathews), Beds; b.Lon; Lizzie 22 straw hat machinist (em'ee) & Sidney 7m both b.Luton; also boarder Maria Strapp 50 widowed straw bonnet sewer, b.Luton {assume m-in-l}; scan & scan]
: ['01cen Walter 34 straw hat blocker at 41 York St, Luton, Beds; Elizabeth 32 straw hat machinist; Beatrice 8; Sidney 6; May H 4; Gilbert Soper 1; also mother-in-law Maria Strap 62m s.h machinist & boarder Maud Montgomery 20unm s.h.machinist all b.Luton; scan]
: ['11cen Walter 44 at 41 York St, Luton, Beds b.St Lukes, Lon: Elizabeth 42 {m.22y}: Beatrice 18: Sidney 16: Mary 14 all straw hat workers: Gilbert 11: Kenneth 7: Percy 4 all b.Luton & widowed mother Maria Strapp 71 b.Luton]
: son SWS (or his parent's) address WW1 241 High Town Rd, Luton
: an Elizabeth Soper (c1870-1930) d.Apr>Jun, age 60, Luton
: Walter S Soper m.Amy F Carr Jul>Sep 1931, Brighton, Sx (bmd)
: Walter Samuel Soper d.24 Jan 1937, of 241 High Town Rd, Luton, Beds; died Bellvue Nursing Home, Napier Rd, Luton; probate Lon 5 Apr 1937 to Amy Frances Soper, widow, [son] Gilbert Soper, sprayers mate, [son-in-law] Frederick Ashpool, factory manager; estate £3,743 2s 7d (otherwise Walter Soper); from Probate Calender, scan [Walter S (c1866-1937) d.Jan>Mar, Luton, age 71]

born at Luton (bmd) not allocated to families here
Sydney Soper b.Oct>Dec 1890 & d.Apr>Jun 1891
Rosie Soper b.Apr>Jun 1899 & d.Jul>Sep 1900, age 1
Albert Edward Soper b.Jul>Sep 1902 : [assume m.1927]
Ivy May Soper b.Oct>Dec 1904 & d.Oct>Dec 1906, age 2


1891 Bedfordshire Census, 5 entries

George H Soper (c1871-?) 22unm lawyer's clerk at 23 St Leonard's Street (St John), Bedford, Beds; b.Minchinhampton, Glos '91cen, with uncle/aunt James S Butler coach trimmer (employee) b,Huntingdon; Marion 44 b.Lambourne, Berks, dau Sarah S 17 dressmaker b.Biggleswade, Beds & son John C 12 scholar b.Beds; scan & scan : [George Henry Soper m.1898 below] : [parents Richard m.Elizabeth Butler 1862, Huntingdon]

Jane Soper (c1889-?) wife 28m straw hat machinist (not employed) in 4 rooms at  28 Cobden St, Luton (St Mathews), Beds '91cen; Ann Maria Soper 9 both b.Luton, Beds; Eva Soper 7 b.not known, both scholars; Walter Soper 2; Lily Soper 7m both b.Herefordshire scan : [husband Charles 28 prisoner in Hoddesdon Goal, Hert; Charles m.Jane Fox 1881; {why n/k where her dau born?}]

Rose Soper 5 student, b.Luton, Beds at 43 Hitchin Road, Luton (St Mathews); '91cen, with grandmother Jane Fox 63 widow, living on own means b.Luton, Beds; scan
: [dau of Jane 28 above; '01cen age 14 at Luton, parents Charles 39 & Jane 38 : a Rose m.Jan>Mar 1904 (to either Thomas Fleckney or ?)]

Walter Soper (c1867-?) 24 straw hat blocker (em'ee)  at  62 High Town Rd, Luton (St Mathews), Beds '91cen; b.Lon; wife Lizzie Soper 22 straw hat machinist (em'ee) b.Luton, Bed & son Sidney Soper 7m b.Luton; also boarder Maria Shapp 50 widowed straw bonnet sewer, b.Luton {assume m-in-l} scan & scan : [see m.1890]


Sidney Walter Soper b.abt 1894, a Private, Middlesex Regiment, parents Walter & Elizabeth : wife ? : home, 241 High Town Rd, Luton, Beds, d.23 Apr 1917 Somme, France : buried/monument Arras Memorial : from, Soper war deaths
: ['01cen, age 6 at Luton Walter 34 & Elizabeth 32 straw hat blocker & machinist : '11cen with parents 16]
: [Sidney Walter Soper b.Oct>Dec 1894 Luton : see parents m.1890]

James Soper m.Sarah Ann Tyler Jan>Mar 1896 births all at Luton (bmd)
- Sidney James Soper b.Jul>Sep 1896 : a Sidney J m.Edith F Coleman Jan>Mar
1923
- Lily Beatrice Soper b.Oct>Dec 1897 : Lily B Soper m.Stuart Broughall Jan>Mar 1918 Luton
- James Soper [a 2nd James?]
- James Soper b.Oct>Dec 1900 : [?a James m.Olive M Bosworth Jul>Sep 1927?]
- Stephen Cyril Soper b.Jul>Sep 1906
- Violet May Soper b.Jan>Mar 1909 : m.Sidney Smith Apr>Jun 1928 Luton
- Stanley Ernest Soper b.c1910
- Harold Soper b.Apr>Jun 1912 at Luton (mother ne Tyler)
- Grace Soper b. & d.Apr>Jun 1916 at Luton, age 0 (mother ne Tyler)
: '01cen James 26 b.Lon straw hat blocker at 70 Brunswick St, Luton; Sarah A 25 s.h machinist, Sidney J 4, Lilly 3, James 4m & boarder Annie Lowin 24m straw hat machinist all b.Luton; scan
: '11cen James 39 straw hat blocker at 133 North St, Luton; b.-, Lon; Saharahann 35 {m.15y} s.h.machinist; Sidney James 14 green grocer; Lily Beatrice 13; James 11; James 8; Stephen Cyril 4; Violet 2; Stanley Ernest 6m all at school, all b.Bedford

George Henry Soper (1868-1962) 29 clerk of 28 St Leonards Ave m.Mary Kate Newman 28 of Maitland St, 19 Sept 1898, at St Pauls, Bedford, both unm, parents Richard a butler & Frederick Newman (deceased) moulder Bedford marriages : [m.Jul>Sep Bedford] : [only Soper m. in Bedford 1837-1901] children all b.Bedford, Beds : [b.Oct>Dec 1868, Stroud RD, Glos (bpt.27 Dec Minchinhampton) to Richard (c1835-?) m.Elizabeth Butler 1862, Huntingdon]
- Frederick George R Soper b.Oct>Dec 1899 : Frederick G R Soper m.Doris I Mead 1927 : d.1982
- Mary Alice K Soper b.Oct>Dec 1901 : Mary A K Soper m.Edwin G Eeles Oct>Dec 1931 Bedford
- Charles John F Soper Apr>Jun 1903 : Charles J F Soper m.Edith L M Ginn Apr>Jun 1932 Bedford : [?a C J Soper seaman 1941?]
- ?William H R Soper b. Jul>Sep 1911, at Bedford (mother nee Newman)
- ?Sidney A Soper b.Oct>Dec 1912, at Holborn, Lon (ne Newman)
- ?Joan E E Soper b.Oct>Dec 1917, at Bedford (ne Newman) : Joan Elsie Elizabeth Soper job 'Lb & T', Post Office Sep 1935
: ['81cen Richard 48 a butler at Providence Buildings, Minchinhampton, Glos b.Padworth, Berks, Elizabeth 44 b. St Johns, Huntingdon, George H 12 & Charles K 8 both scholars b.Minchinhampton]
: perhaps son?? a George Henry Soper b.c1868 (21 Mar?), a learner GR, age 14 in Midlands Railway 24 Apr 1882; Nov'82 to Camp Hill [Birmingham] £30; removed Nov'83 Tamworth [Staffs]; May'84 £35; Oct'83 severely reprimanded & warned about dismissal; Nov'83 promotion deferred for 6m; Jan'84 reprimanded & fined 2s 6d general neglect of duty, carelessness; Sep'84 Water Orton [Warwick]; Nov'83 promotion deferred for 6m; May'86 fined 7s 6d, severely reprimanded for dealing carelessly with messages & other irregularities; Oct'86 fined 2s 6d for gross carelessness, dismissal warning; Nov'86 junior at Bedford £35+5; Jul'87 £45; fined 1s & repremanded for carelessness; Nov'88 £50; Jan'89 fined 1s inattantion; Mar'89 repimanded for inattention; 31 Aug 89 resigned by request for general carelessness & intemperate working; at Camp Hill [Birmingham]; scan, scan, scan, scan & scan : [3 George Henrys b.1868(/9); 1) Apr>Jun Totnes, Dev (best dofb match, but a groom/gardener '91cen), 2) Oct>Dec Stroud, Glos (this family; best place-match & '91cen a lawyer's clerk, Beds); 3) b.Jan>Mar 1869 Greenwich (father a railway clerk see)]
: ['91cen George H 22unm lawyer's clerk at St John Bedford b.Minchinhampton, Glos, with uncle/aunt James S Butler coach trimmer (employee) b,Huntingdon; Marion 44 b.Lambourne, Berks, dau Sarah S 17 dressmaker b.Biggleswade, Beds & son John C 12 scholar b.Beds; scan]
: ['01cen George H 32 surveyors clerk at 34 Maitland St, Bedford Western Ward St Paul, Bedford St Paul, Beds, b.Minchinhampton, Glos; Mary K 37 b.Reading, Berks; Frederick G R 1 b.Bedford scan]
: ['11cen George Henry 42 land agent clerk, b.Minchinhampton, Glos at 34 Maitland St, Bedford; Mary Kate 41 {m.12y}; Frederick George Richard 11 son; Mary Alice Kate 9; Charles John Frank 7 all at school, all b.Bedford & adopted dau Lily Kate Harris 17 dressmaker b.Kensington, Lon]
: George Henry Soper, accountant's clerk, (& Robert Oria Watt, solicitor's clerk) executors [of mother] Elizabeth Soper d.9 Jan 1927, widow of West End, Minchinhampton, Glos; probate London 15 Feb 1927; value £889; from Probate Calender (ancestry.com)
: [son Charles J F Soper manager of a pump manufacturer Gateshead, Durham 1939]
: G H S d.1962 Bedfordshire : source : a Mary A Soper d.Apr>Jun 1922 Bedford, age 58

Gilbert Soper (1899-?), b.Luton, Bedfordshire, 6 Dec 1899, nrF54033, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services National Archives ADM 188/646
: [a Gilbert's b.1900 : '11cen with parents Walter & Elizabeth who m.1890] : [?Gilbert m.Annie Kiff Apr>Jun 1923]


1901 Census, 27 entries
Straw hat making families at Luton & 2 families at Bedford

Charles Soper 39 straw hat blocker at 36 Burr St, Luton, Beds '01cen; Jane 38 straw hat finisher; Rose Soper 14; William 12; Lily; Charles 9; Maron 8; Harry 5; Fredrick 3; Frank 2 all b.Luton, Beds; scan : [m.1881]

Eva Soper 17 straw hat finisher at 9 Park Ln, Luton, Beds, '01cen, b.Luton, boarding with Mary A Morgan widow 52 straw hat sewer b.Luton & son John Morgan 18 s.h.blocker b.Liverpool, Lancs; scan : [Charles m Jane Fox 1881, Luton]

George H 32 surveyors clerk at 34 Maitland St, Bedford Western Ward St Paul, Bedford St Paul, Beds, '01cen, b.Minchinhampton, Glos; Mary K 37 b.Reading, Berks; Frederick G R 1 b.Bedford, Beds; scan : [George Henry m.Mary Kate Newman 1898]

Grace Soper 12 at Luton, Beds '01cen, b.Luton, Beds; scan : [not in fmp '01cen]

James 26 b.Lon straw hat blocker at 70 Brunswick St, Luton '01cen; Sarah A 25 s.h machinist, Sidney J 4, Lilly 3, James 4m & boarder Annie Lowin 24m straw hat machinist all b.Luton; scan [m.1896]

Walter 34 straw hat blocker at 41 York St, Luton, Beds '01cen, Elizabeth 32 straw hat machinist; Beatrice 8; Sidney 6; May H 4; Gilbert Soper 1 all b.Luton; scan : [m.1890]

William Soper 36 at Bedford St John b.Hammersmith, Lon. a warehouseman '01cen, Mary Soper 37 b.Reading,


John Gilbert Soper m.Florence Ford 21 Apr 1908, Cranfield Parish Church, Beds (Apr>Jun Ampthill bmd) (2nd dau of William Ford) : b.26 Oct 1878 Guildford, Sy; bpt.3 Jun 1880 at Christchurch, Worthing; Educ St Saviour's School, Eastbourne, Sx; [to Thomas Rundle Soper & Annie who m.1874]
- John William Soper b.cJan>Mar 1909 Chertsey, Sy [if '11cen connection correct]
- Percy Gilbert Soper b. & d.Jan>Mar 1899, age 0 Luton. Beds
: '81cen Annie 33 at rooms over Augusta Place Coach House, Broadwater, Sussex wife to an absent groom, b.Dover, Kent & 4 sons; William 6 b.York : Thomas E 4 : John Gilbert 2 both b.Guilford : Frank 1 month b.Worthing, Sx. (? a Thomas Soper 31 a groom N D lodger at West St, Storrington, Sx b.Angmering, Sx)
: 1880 family address, 13 Gloucester Place, Christchurch, Worthing, when son bapt
: '01cen son John G 22unm domestic footman at 40 Cadogan Square, Chelsea, Lon; b.Guildford, Surrey; with 3 housemaids 19-62 & governess 42 scan
: '11cen John 33 butler b.Guildford, Sy at 42 Lowndes St, Knightsbridge SW [Chelsea RD] with Ethel Sands 37 private means & visitor Anna Hope Hudson 41 both US residents; footman 19, chef 38, kitchenmaid 22, housemaids 28 & 24, ladies maid 24
: '11cen Florence 31 at High St, Cranfield, Beds [Ampthill RD]; b.Cranfield; son John William 2 b.Byfleet, Sy with parents William Ford 56 butcher, wife Louisa 65 {m.36y} & sons 20, 17 & 11 all b.Cranfield
: Enlisted Royal Sussex Reg 16 May 1915; Served Expeditionary Force, France & Flanders from 25 Aug; Wounded, Hill Wood 26 Sep & invalided home; Rejoined Reg 18 May 1917
: J G Soper b.c1879, Lance Corporal, Royal Sussex Regiment, wife Florence; home 91 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea, Lon, died Pas de Calais, France; 25 Sep 1917, buried/monument Etaples Military Cemetery : from, Soper war deaths : [Florence's m./d. not obvious]

Francis Joseph Soper m.Elsie May Blunt Apr>Jun 1909 Biggleswade, Beds/Herts
- Francis E Soper b.Jul>Sep 1910, Hendon, Lon
: '11cen Francis Joseph Soper 33 Italian warehouseman at 54 Brook St, Kennington SE, [Lambeth RD], Lon; b.St Pancras, Lon; Elsie May Soper 21 {m.2y} b.Sandy, Beds; Francis Elizabeth Soper 1 dau b.Fulham, Lon

William Soper (c1840-1910) d.Jan>Mar 1910, Luton, Beds; age 70 (bmd)


1911 Bedfordshire Census, 36 Sopers

Florence Loper 31 a dau at Ampthill, b.Ampthill; John William Loper 2 b.Surrey : [speculate the 1908 m.above] : [?perhaps John William Soper b.Chersey, Sy or John William G b.Axminster, Dev both b.Jan>Mar 1919]

William Patterson Soper head 47 b.London; an electrical ..., b.London, at (6 Victoria/Rd/Queen), Bedford, Amry Ann Soper 48 wife, Gladys Emma Soper 21 dau (a shop assistant/law) b.Reading, Berks; all 'British Subjects' : [why mention that?] : [William Patterson Soper m.Mary Ann Patterson, Reading, Berks, 1887] : [WPS, son of Giles Ching Soper]
: [William P Soper d.Jul>Sep 1918, Luton, age 54]

George Henry Soper 42 head a commercial clerk, b.Glos at 34 Queen ..., Bedford b.Minchinhampton, Glos; Mary Kate Soper 41 wife; Frederick George Richard Soper 11 son; Mary Alice Kate Soper 9 dau; Charles John Frank Soper 7 son all at school, all b.Bedford : [m.1898 above]

Charles William Soper 49 a straw hat blocker at (3 Marsh Rd?) Luton, Jane 48 s.h.machinist: Walter 22 iron lbr: Lily 20 s.h.finisher: Charles William 17 iron lbr: Mabel 15 ...works: Horace 12: Edward 9: Frederick 7 all at school, all b.Luton : [assume m.1881]

Walter Soper 44 at (133 Marsh Rd N?) Luton: Elizabeth 42: Beatrice 18: Sidney 16: Mary 14: Gilbert 11: Kenneth 7: Percy 4 : [see m.1890]

W P Soper born ?, a Private, Royal Defence Corp 42nd Protection Coy, parents ? & ? : wife ? : home, ?, Bedfordshire?, died Bedfordshire : 31 Jul 1918, buried/monument Bedford Cemetery from, Soper war deaths
[William P Soper d.Jul>Sep 1918, Luton, age 54 : a William Patterson Soper 47 in '11cen]

James 39 straw hat blocker at (41 Marsh/York/Rd?) Luton, '11cen, Saharahann 35 s.h.machinist : Sidney James 14: Lily Beatrice 13: James 11: James 8: Stephen Cyril 4: Violet 2: Stanley Ernest 6m all at school : [m.1896]


William Soper engineer, 1914 event, mentioned on p.102 of a Wilstead History Book source : [bankruptcy 1921]

Bedfordshire units in WW1 : Service Medals (issued to all servicemen) 1914-1920 :from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Walter Soper, Private..., Bedfordshire Regiment, nr3555 : [a Walter b.Apr>Jun 1888, Luton, Beds]
Charles W Soper, Private..., Bedfordshire Regiment, nr3554 : [d.WW1] : [a Charles William b.Jul>Sep 1893 Luton, Beds : brother? Walter nr3555 next number]

Charles William Soper, born Luton, a Private in the Bedfordshire Regiment, parents ? & ? : wife ? : home, ?, Bedfordshire?, died Pas de Calais, France : 12 Apr 1917, buried/monument Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, Wancourt from, Soper war deaths. ('11cen a Charles William 17 at Luton, if so, he died aged abt 23 : 'Luton' from military-genealogy.com

Madge M Soper b.Oct>Dec 1918, Luton, Beds (mother nee Soper); m.Arthur J Crick Jul>Sep 1939, Luton (bmd)

W P Soper born ?, a Private, Royal Defence Corp 42nd Protection Coy, parents ? & ? : wife ? : home, ?, Bedfordshire?, died Bedfordshire : 31 Jul 1918, buried/monument Bedford Cemetery from, Soper war deaths
: [William Patterson Soper 47 in '11cen; see biog : a William P Soper d.Jul>Sep 1918, Luton, age 54]

Robert C Soper m.Winifred H Catlin Jul>Sep 1918 Luton, Beds : [assume Robert Cole Soper b.Oct>Dec 1893, Wincanton, Dorset, son of Giles Elford Soper (c1851-1939) m.Martha Cole, at Merthyr Tydfil, Glam 1879] : '01cen Robert no vis
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Robert Cole Soper (c1894-?) 26, married, sailed from Southampton, on The Aquitania, arriving Ellis Island, NY. 9 Oct 1920, Residence, Luton, Eng
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Winifred H Soper (c1894-?) age 27, single, sailed from Liverpool, Eng, on The Aquitania, arriving Ellis Island, NY. 30 Jan 1921, Residence, Luton : [??a Winifred 8 at & b.Portsmouth, Hants '01cen : '11cen 17 b.Portsmouth a sewing machinist with widowed mother Sarah b.Dev] : [though 'single' assume wife of Robert?]

The Bedford Royal Arch Chapter .... began to strengthen with the support from the Bedford Lodge and from long-serving members, particularly from different generations of the Soper and Balls families, from 1918. [FRG Soper below was a mason] www.bedford157

Robert Cole Soper (c1894-?) 26, married, sailed from Southampton, on The Aquitania, arriving Ellis Island, NY. 9 Oct 1920, Residence, Luton, Eng : [a Robert Cole Soper b.Wincanton, Dorset Oct>Dec 1893, Luton] : [?a Robert C Soper m.Winifred H Catlin Jul>Sep 1918]
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Winifred H Soper (c1894-?) age 27, single, sailed from Liverpool, Eng, on The Aquitania, arriving Ellis Island, NY. 30 Jan 1921, Residence, Luton : [??a Winifred 8 at & b.Portsmouth, Hants '01cen : '11cen 17 b.Portsmouth a sewing machinist with widowed mother Sarah b.Dev] : [though 'single' assume wife of Robert?]

William Soper farmer & machinist, Church Farm, Wilstead, Beds. Bankruptcy, Bedford Court, 23 Apr 1921. Receiving Order 9 May (London Gazette 13 May) : Order 13 May (20 May) : Creditor's meeting Red Lion Hotel 8 Jun : Public exam 14 Jun Shire Hall (31 May) : Proofs by 16 Nov (1 Nov) : Proofs by 15 Mar 1922 (28 Feb) : 32 7/16d paid 2 May 1922 (2s 6d div 30 Dec not paid) (25 Apr) : Trustee release 9 Nov (17 Nov) : [a mention 1914 above]

Grace Soper b.Apr>Jun 1921 (all mother ne Hill, b.Luton) a Grace m.Edgar F Dillingham Jan>Mar 1941
Winifred Soper b.Apr>Jun 1923 : a Winifred m.John A Coles Oct>Dec 1945 Luton
Gladys L Soper b.Jul>Sep 1928 d.Oct>Dec 1930, age 2

Walter Soper m.Violet Bacchus Jan>Mar 1921 at Luton
?a Walter W Soper b.Oct>Dec 1921 Luton, (but coincidence as mother ne Fensome not Bacchus)

John R Soper m.Elizabeth Strapps Jul>Sep 1921 at Luton

William E Soper (c1903-1921) d.Apr>Jun 1921, Bedford age 18 : [William Edward Soper b.Jul>Sep 1902, St Thomas : William Edward Soper b.Jul>Sep 1902, Weymouth : William Edwin Soper b.Oct>Dec 1902, Kingsbridge : {not William Ernest b.Jul>Sep1904, Lewisham (a chemist 1941)}]

Edward Soper m.Mary E Gaylor Jul>Sep 1922, all Luton : [an Edward b.1902 to Charles William Soper & Jane assume m.1881]
- Beatrice Soper b.Jan>Mar 1923 (mother ne Gaylor)
? - Edward H Soper b.Jan>Mar 1923 (mother ne Galer)
- Reginald C W Soper b.Apr>Jun 1927 (mother ne Gaylor)
- Arthur Soper b.Apr>Jun 1930 (mother ne Gaylor)

Gilbert Soper m.Annie Kiff, Apr>Jun 1923 : [?assume a seaman b.1899]
: a Gilbert b.Jan>Mar 1900, Luton, to Walter & Elizabeth who m.1890
- Freda M Soper b.Jul>Sep 1926, Luton (mother ne Kiff)
: assume [ '11cen Walter 44 at 41 York St, Luton, Beds b.St Lukes, Lon: Elizabeth 42 {m.22y}: Beatrice 18: Sidney 16: Mary 14 all straw hat workers: Gilbert 11: Kenneth 7: Percy 4 all b.Luton & widowed mother Maria Strapp 71 b.Luton]
: Gilbert Soper, sprayers mate; executor of Walter Samuel Soper who d.24 Jan 1937, of 241 High Town Rd, Luton, Beds (estate £3,743)

Sydney J Soper m.Edith F Coleman Jan>Mar 1923 at Luton, Beds : [Sidney James Soper b.Jul>Sep 1896, Luton]
- Joan E Soper b.Apr>Jun 1923 (mother ne Coleman) : m.Robert Tomkins Oct>Dec 1943
- Beryl D Soper b.Oct>Dec 1929 (mother ne Coleman)
- Derrick S Soper b.Oct>Dec 1930 (mother ne Coleman)
: [
'11cen '11cen James 39 straw hat blocker at 133 North St, Luton; b.-, Lon; Saharahann 35 {m.15y} s.h.machinist; Sidney James 14 green grocer; Lily Beatrice 13; James 11; James 8; Stephen Cyril 4; Violet 2; Stanley Ernest 6m all at school, all b.Bedford]
: ?Mrs C Soper (1839-?) 72 & S J Soper (m) 15 sailed 2nd class on "Siciliam" (Allan Line), London to Montreal, Canada, from 29 Jun 1911; Nationality English (via Le Havre); scan; from findmypast
: ?a Sydney J Soper (c1895-?) 19 clerk, sailed 3rd class on "New York" (America Line) from New York, US Liverpool, Eng arriving 8 Oct 1914; Last permanant address Canada; Planned future residence England, 601 passengers scan; UK Incoming Register; also 13 St Stevens Gardens, E Twickenham, M.sex scan

Herbert C Soper m.Theophila H Bird Jan>Mar 1925, all at Luton dist, Beds/Herts : [?a Herbert C Soper, Hussar WW1]['11cen no Herbert in Beds]
- Christopher J Soper b.Apr>Jun 1925 (mother ne Bird) at St Albans, Herts
- Michael P H Soper b.& d.Apr>Jun 1927 age 0 (mother ne Bird)
- Clement P H Soper b.Jan>Mar 1929 (mother ne Bird)

Frederick Soper m.Maisie E Mair Oct>Dec 1925 at Luton [a Frederick b.Apr>Jun 1904 to Charles William Soper & Jane assume m.1881]
- Charles R R Soper b.Jan>Mar 1927 Luton (mother ne Mair) : m.Esther Liddle Jan>Mar 1948 Luton
- John F Soper b.Jul>Sep 1930 Luton (mother ne Mair)
: '11cen : Charles William 49 straw hat blocker at 3 Windmill St, Luton, Jane Fox?* 48 s.h.machinist: Walter 22 iron moulder's labourer; Lily 20 s.h.finisher; Charles William 17 iron moulder's labourer; Mabel 15 co-operative society coca works: Horace 12: Edward 9: Frederick 7 all at school, all b.Luton, Beds

Frederick G R Soper m.Doris I Mead Jul>Sep 1927 both at Bedford
- Pamela M Soper b.Jul>Sep 1928 (mother ne Mead)
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- Frederick George Richard Soper (1899-1982): b.Oct>Dec 1899, Bedford : '11cen age 11 at Bedford : F G R Soper round world voyage
1927 : educated Bedford School, m.1927, Beds : worked for the Sun Insurance Office for the whole of his professional life; d.2 Apr 1982. Records inc Soper's "Angling Diary" with entries from 1924-1930 Bedford Angling Club (& Ouse & Cam Fisheries), Bedfordshire Natural History & Archaeological Society ; ration books of 7 family members : involved in masonics : a Justice of the Peace, appointed a magistrate 1953 : Work with the RSPB : Death 1982 Beds. www.a2a & www.berksfhs.org.uk
: [Frederick George R Soper b.Oct>Dec 1899, Bedford]
: ['11cen George Henry Soper 42 head a land agent clerk at 34 Maitland St, Bedford; b.Minchinhampton, Glos; Mary Kate Soper 41 {m.12y}; Frederick George Richard Soper 11; Mary Alice Kate Soper 9; Charles John Frank Soper 7 all at school, all b.Bedford & adopted dau Lily Kate Harris 17 dressmaker, b.Kensington, Lon : parents m.1898]
: [F G R Soper founder member of Natural History Society 1946 & 1966 was President, when at The Briars, BrOluham/Brolnhanl Pk, Bedford]
: [see F R G Soper 102 Chaucer Rd, Bedford, insurance official, had shop lease 1947 & archaeology article 1948]

Albert E Soper m.Winifred V Bracey Jul>Sep 1927, all at Luton : [?an Albert Edward Soper b.Jul>Sep 1902 Luton (not vis '11cen)]
- Hugo A Soper b.Jan>Mar 1928
- Jean L Soper b.Jul>Sep 1930 all at Luton

E R Souper Index of Inductions to Bedfordshire Parishes, Tilsworth (& Stanbridge), Oct 1927 National Archives (parish's next election Jan 1939) : [Rev Edward Reinagle Souper b.Eastbourne, Sx. C of E, Rector, Tilsworth & Stanbridge, Beds see]

Percy R Soper m.Olive A Else Apr>Jun 1928, all at Luton : [assume Percy Rupert Soper b.Oct>Dec 1906, Luton (to Walter & Elizabeth who m.1890)]
- Jean O Soper b.Oct>Dec 1929
- Roy K Soper b.Oct>Dec 1931
: '11cen Walter 44 at 41 York St, Luton, Beds b.St Lukes, Lon: Elizabeth 42 {m.22y}: Beatrice 18: Sidney 16: Mary 14 all straw hat workers: Gilbert 11: Kenneth 7: Percy 4 all b.Luton & widowed mother Maria Strapp 71 b.Luton

Cyril S Soper m.Marjorie C M Brown Apr>Jun 1929, all at Luton : ['11cen no Cyril S]
- Keith S Soper b.Jul>Sep 1929
- Sylvia G Soper b.Jul>Sep 1929
- Roy S Soper b.Jan>Mar 1932
- Pearl M Soper b.Jul>Sep 1934
- Greta M Soper b.Oct>Dec 1936

Kenneth Soper, age 25 , 1 of 8 who died in fire at Vyse's Straw Hat Factory, Bute St, Luton, 25 Feb 1930 when a vat of beeswax caught fire: source
: [b.Apr>Jun 1903 (to Walter & Elizabeth who m.1890), m.Kathleen Brazier Apr>Jun 1927 (?a Kathleen m.Arthur Moulster Jan>Mar 1931 Luton?)]

Alvin C Soper b.Jan>Mar 1930 Leighton Buzzard, Beds/Bucks (mother ne Munday) : (Alvin E Soper m.Ada Munday at Alton, Oct>Dec 1923 : [son of William Soper* m.Sarah Jane Perry who m.1884]

Donald G E Soper m.Elsie Blake Apr>Jun 1930, at Luton : (Donald Giles Elford Soper b.Jan>Mar 1905, Wincanton, Dor to Giles William & Charlotte who m. 1901)
- Patricia J Soper b.Jan>Mar 1934, at Luton (mother ne Blake) :
: '11cen Donald Giles Cliford Soper 6, son of Giles William Soper at Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire; but 'b.Wales'
: Donald Soper fitter 19 3rd class on "Barrabool" (P&O) from Lon to Melbourne, Aust, from 20 Dec "Australia/australia_combined_records.htm#1924ds">1924, 20 Regency St, Westminster; Last residence Eng; Future residence Aust; scan
: Donald Giles Soper engineer 23 3rd class on "Berengaria" from S'ton to New York from 5 Dec 1928; 10 Bascot Rd, Luton; Last residence Eng; Future residence US; scan (connection? on same sailing but 2nd class Doreen Soper school 5 address Hammersmith, W7; Last res.Eng; future res.US (sharing ticket & address with Nellie Davies 23 bookeeper, her last residence foriegn) scan
: Donald Soper 24 engineer 2nd class "Bremen" NY arriving Southampton 18 Nov 1929; Last & future residence Eng, Luton, Beds scan]

Rev E R Souper 1931 new light & heat system, Stanbridge Vicarage, Beds. Church of England : National Archives, ref. P57/2/4/5 : [Rev Edward Reinagle Souper b.Eastbourne, Sx. C of E, Rector, Tilsworth & Stanbridge, Beds see]

Joan Elsie Elizabeth Soper (Bedford). Sorting Clerk or Telegraphist, Post Office: (London Gazette 8 Nov 1935) : [a Joan E E Soper b.Oct>Dec 1917 Bedford, assume parents m.1898 above]
: Joan E E Soper appointed 1935, Bedford Dept; Post Office Records scan

Rev Edward Reinagle Souper Rector, in Stanbridge, Bedfordshire Kelly's Trade Directory 1936 - The living is a vicarage, net yearly value £280, including glebe, with residence, in the gift of the vicar of Leighton Buzzard & held since 1927 by the Rev Edward Reinagle Souper L.Th. of Durham University source : [Rev Edward Reinagle Souper b.Eastbourne, Sx. C of E, Rector, Tilsworth & Stanbridge, Beds see]

C J Soper 11 Mar 1941, Barton Hills, Beds : Register of Seamen, Discharge Papers R679515, National Archives ref BT 372/2075/183 : [?speculate Charles John F Soper b.Apr>Jun 1903, Bedford : ?a Charles J F Soper m.? Ginn Apr>Jun 1932] : [parents? George Henry to Mary m.1898]

D J Soper Mrs of 102 Chaucer Rd, Bedford, Fire Prevention Service training certificate, 21 July 1943 Street Party. Civil Defence Duties (Compulsory Enrolment) Course nr64 : bedford.gov.uk : [?a Doris I Mead m.Frederick G R Soper 1927, at same address below]

F G R Soper 29 Sep 1946, 1 of 29 interested in Natural History met at St John's Ambulance HQ Bedford He wrote about thier activities & monthly meeting, 21 years later, when at The Briars, BrOluham/Brolnhanl Pk, Bedford & President (with another year to serve) of Bedfordshire Natural History Society in 1966 (his speciality was recording Amphibians, fishes & reptiles) : a href="http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:hrlzVi8HoP0J:www.bnhs.co.uk/focuson/journals/pdfs/BedsNats%25201965-67%2520No%252020-22.pdf+%22soper%22+Sheerness+dawn&cd=9&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=uk&source=www.google.co.uk#47">www.a2a
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Frederick George Richard Soper of 102 Chaucer Rd, Bedford, insurance official. On 15 Nov 1947. 1 of 7 (church officials?) leasing a shop attached & owned by St Peters Church, Bedford : Beds & Luton Archives : ref. P100/6/74 www.a2a :
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Frederick George Richard Soper, in 1948 wrote 'The Study of Natural History and Archaeology in Bedfordshire (1789 - 1945) in Journal of the Bedfordshire Natural History Society: Beds & Luton Archives www.a2a.pro.gov.uk : [m.1927, biog]

a Soper recorded in Kelly's Directory of Inhabitants of Bedford, 1957 : scan for sale originalrecord.com

Michael Henry Ray Soper, farmer; address; Beech Cottage, Marcham, Abingdon, Berks; Telephone Frillford Heath 244 : The Author's & Writer's Who's Who pub.1960 Google Books snippet

F G R Soper elected to the council [1964?]; due to retire from the council 1969; The Salmon & Trout Magazine 1964 Google Books snippet

William H Soper recieved a 25 year service award from Cutler Hammer Europa, of Bedford, May 1973 : Bill Soper retired 1973 : from house magazine Sept/Nov source

Peter E Soper & Partners of Milton House, Estate Agent: 1975 43 Cardiff Road, Luton : Housing Developments in Bedfordshire www.a2a



Buckinghamshire

Soper mentioned, 27 Nov 1583 (p191) Register of 'Surnames in Chelsham', Bucks : source

Elizabeth Soper m.Joseph Wilkinson, 1662 at Burnham, Buckinghamshire; Boyd's Marriage Index Soper defending a case : D'Oyley v. Coates, D'Oyley, Soper, Hunt, Hide; Bucks, 1672 : C 10/168/31source

Mrs Sloper relict of the late William Sloper of of Woodhay, Bucks died 23 Nov 1797 : from The Lady's Magazine Google Books snippet

John Soper a Gentleman of Taplow , Bucks. Will 10 May 1811 National Archives : scan available online ref prob11/1522

Robert Soper (c1796-?) a carpenter & wife Ellis Soper aged 24 & 22, colinisers in the 16 man 'Thornhill Party'. It's labourers, recruited Bucks, bound themselves to work for 6 years. Assembled at The Greyhound Inn, Marlow, Dec 1819, walked to Deptford [41m, nr Greenwich] & sailed 1820 : see SA imigration Deptford

No Sopers in '41cen

Ann Sopher b.Buckinghamshire c1821, living London 1851 census

Ann Sopher b.Buckinghamshire c1821, living Kensington with husband Edward 1861 census : no Sopers living in county

John Browne Soper (c1840-1872) m.Fanny Susannah Daley Jul>Sep 1863, Eton, Bucks : [why in Eton?] : [b. Dartmouth c1840 b.not vis bmd/igi to John & Caroline ne Wills at Dartmouth, Dev who m.1839]
- Amy Caroline Soper b.Jan>Mar 1866 Totnes, Dev (Ann C in '71cen; not vis '8cen; 25unm Dartmouth '91cen) m.25 Jun 1891 Dartmouth to Dr John Henry Harris; see below
- Jessie Soper b.Jul>Sep 1867 Totnes, Dev; [unm 23 with grandmother '91cen, Dartmouth]
(another John Browne Soper (c1833-1909) m.Elizabeth Jane Manchip, Apr>Jun 1870, Bridgwater, S.set; a grocer & wine dealer at Bridgewater; d.Axbridge, S.set, age 76)
: '41cen John 55-9 [should be 36-7?] spirit merchant St Saviour, Dartmouth; Caroline 28, John Brown Soper 1, all b.Dev scan]
: '51cen John 47 spirit merchant at Lower St, St Saviours, Dartmouth, Dev, b.Ditterham, Dev; Caroline 39; John Brown Soper 11 scholar; Robert Wills Soper 9 scholar all b.Dartmouth, Dev; & Louisa Head 18 house servant b.Galmpton scan : ['61cen parents not vis]
: ??J B Soper of Dartmouth, an agent of Royal Insurance Co; in 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 6 Oct 1859; scan [if him, then age 19]
: John Brown Soper* grocer of Barnstaple, Dev, nephew & joint exector of Robert Brown Soper who d.12 Mar 1864, of Boohay, Brixham, Dev; died Boohay, probate Exeter 7 Apr; other executor Edward Luscombe Soper, farmer of Upton, Brixham, brother; estate under £2,000; from Probate Calender
scan [relationship not yet established here; see RBS's parents]
: J B Soper, Barnstable, Dev owned 'Dauntless', Dartmouth; nr4097; 221 tons JBDF; from The Mercantile Navy List 1867
: John Brown Soper wine merchant of Dartmouth accused Mr Marray of overcharged him 10s 8d & was offered 17s 6d discount. Judge said he couldn't claim as account paid; Case law mentioned in Liskeard County Court; 'Royal Cornwall Gazette' 17 Jan 1867. [so perhaps from some time earlier]; scan
:
'71cen John B (c1840-?) 31 wine merchant at South Town, St Petrox, Dartmouth, Dev; Fanny S 30; Ann C 5; Jessie 4 all b.Dartmouth; & gen serv's Sarah Kelland 23 & Susan Forworthy 20 b.Dartmouth scan
: Fanny Susanna d.Jul>Sep 1871, Totnes bmd dist; Mrs Fanny from St Petrox, d.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 dartmouth-history.org.uk & from 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post' 19 Jul, from newspapers.bl.uk
: John Browne Soper spirit merchant of St Saviors, Dartmouth, d.aged 32, buried in a re-opened special site at St Saviors, 5 Feb 1872 dartmouth-history.org.uk (left probate record) : [John Brown Soper d.Jan>Mar, age 32 Totnes] : [a 2nd John Browne Soper (c1833-1909) grocer of Bridgewater '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 next of kin; estate under £1,000; from Probate Calender, scan; & Administration London 15 Oct 1904 to Amy Caroline Harris, [dau] wife of John Henry Harris, Effects £259 10s 1d; former grant Exeter May 1872, scan
: J B Soper, deceased; his property, items for sale at Lucerne House, Southtown, Dartmouth www.dartmouth-history, 16 Jan 1874; Auction 22 & 23 Jan. Contents listed
: '91cen mother & dau's Caroline 79 widow, living on private income at Newcomin Rd, St Petrox, Dartmouth, Dev; grandaughters Amy C 25unm; Jessie 23unm all b.Dartmouth, Dev; with cook Sarah A Gardiner 22; housemaid Alice M Radford 20 scan : [Caroline In 1878 White's Gazetteer of Dev, at same address; none vis '81cen]
: dau Amy Caroline m.25 Jun eldest dau of late John Brown Soper of Dartmouth m. 25 Jun 1891 St Saviours, Dartmouth to John Henry Harris MRCS,Eng LSA,Lon, of Dartmouth, youngest son of Alfred Harris MRCS,Eng of Forest Hill, Lon [m.Apr>Jun Totnes RD]
: ??'01cen a Jessie 34 at & b.Plymouth, Dev
: ??'11cen a Jessie 45 commercial clerk cousin at 33 [Oxford/Place/South/West/North Street], Plymouth; b.St …, Dev

Lucy Soper a witnesses (others Baldwin / Puzey) at wedding? of John & Susannah Finch, Langley Marish, Bucks 13 Oct 1866 source

James Soper m.Keziah K Hill Jul>Sep 1866, Eton , Bucks
a James Henry Soper b.Jul>Sep 1868, Eton [assume son, but not with parents'71cen] : James Henry Soper (c1869-1870) d.Jan>Mar 1870, age 1, Windsor, Berks [Eton & Windsor are joined]
: '51cen; James 17 pianoforte maker with parents William 54 at 31 Gower Pl, St Pancras, Marylebone; b.Exeter, Dev; Sarah 54 b. Ninehead?, S.set, both boot makers; James 17; John 17, both pianoforte makers; Ann 12, Edwin 10 scholars all b.St P; [sharing property with (son) William 24 boot closer b.St P & Sarah A 30 b.Danbury, Ex]; & lodgers Mary & Harriett Dove 40 & 62 seamstress; 3rd family in house William Pike 32 house painter & wife Abigale 33
: ['71cen James 36 pianoforte maker, b.Gower Street, M.sx; at William St, Slough, Stoke Poges; Kathrine 31, b.Farnham Royal, Bucks; dau & son-in-law to household head, Henry Hill 54 a green grocer & Keean b.Lifton?, Bucks John 19 gardener, Edward 17, Henryetta 14, Mathew A 12, Emily H 9 all scholars b.Farnham Royal, Bucks : scan]


James Soper (c1835-?) pianoforte maker 36, b.Gower Street, Middlesex; at William St, Slough, Stoke Poges; Kathrine Soper 31, b.Farnham Royal, Bucks; dau & son-in-law to household head, Henry Hill 54 a green grocer & Keean b.Lifton?, Bucks John 19 gardener, Edward 17, Henryetta 14, Mathew A 12, Emily H 9 all scholars b.Farnham Royal, Bucks : scan, [only Sopers in Bucks] 1871 census : [not vis '61cen or '81cen]

(Aron Soper (c1809-?) Head at Hammersmith, Lon 1871 census, age 62 b.West Wycombe, Bucks)

Charles S Soper b.abt 1874, Walter G Soper b.abt 1876 b.Newbury, Bucks (17 & 15 with parents in Milford, Wilts in '91cen)

1881 Census : No residence; 2 Bucks Bucks born wives

John Soper, Prospect Villa, Loudwater, High Wycombe : Kelly's Directory pub.1883 Google Books snippet
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John Soper & Richard Wheeler paper manufacturers, lately carried on at New Mill or King's Mill, Loudwater, High Wycombe, Bucks as ‘Soper Wheeler & Co', was dissolved 31 Dec 1887 (London Gazette 8 Apr 1887) : [Soper & Wheeler wound up 1913]
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Soper, Wheeler & Co, High Wycombe, paper manufacturers 'as far as regards A H Furst', Partnerships dissolved : from The Times 9 Apr 1887 116/211p
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John Soper elected to form the first council for Bucks County Council : from The Times 26 Jan 1889 334/746n : [speculate John the blind mfr see
1891]
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Soper & Wheeler Ltd, Company Nr 187484; Board of Trade: Companies Registration Office: Files of Dissolved Companies : [presume John Soper blind mfr 1891]

John Soper 61m paper manufacturer at Mill House, Loudwater, Chipping Wycombe, Bucks '91cen; b.Plymouth, Dev; Berkely Soper 24unm; Frederick P Soper 15; William F Soper 13 all b.Panceas, Lon; scan : [John m.Caroline Watson Jan>Mar 1860 Kingston, Sy]

Sarah A Soper 34m dressmaker (employee) at Bath Lane, (St Pauls), Buckingham, Bucks '91cen; with parents George Tombs 58 builder? (employer), Sarah A Tomes 56, unm sons builders?John Tomes 23 & George A Tombs 22; all b.Buckingham, Bucks scan : [Samuel m.Sarah Ann Tombs 1876 St Pancras, Lon]

Charles S Soper 17 & Walter G Soper 15 both b.Newbury, Buck with parents in Milford, Wilts in '91cen

John J Soper 22, household head; b.Chiswick, Lon, at Slough; Bucks in '91cen

B W Soper in the Slough, Eton & Windsor Observer. 18 May 1895 perhaps played cricket; Cippenham v Windsor Liberals [assume Berkley Watson Soper '81cen age 14 with parents William/Caroline a widow blind maker : '11cen wife Sarah & 4 children, a merchant 44 in Wycombe, Bucks]

Berkeley Watson Soper m.Sarah Phillips Jul>Sep 1897, Wycombe
: Berkley Watson Soper m.Cissie Phillips, 3 July 1897 at St Michaels, Hughenden : 4th son of late John Soper of Loudwater, Bucks & only dau of R H Bristowe of Hughenden : from The Times 6 Jul :171/211p : [birth reg.Pancras, Lon, Oct>Dec 1866 & d.Jan>Mar 1940, Aylesbury age 73, Bucks (bmd)] : [b.c1830 E.Stonehouse, Dev to Anthony & Susannah who m.
1860] : [sisters Mary Watson Soper & Rosa m. same year, see above] : [presume connection to Sidney Watson Soper & Kate who's son (1896-1916) died WW1 : also Arthur Watson Soper (1873-?) in '81cen] e] perhaps played cricket for Windsor Liberals against Cippenham : not vis '01cen
: Berkeley Watson Soper had a son, 6 June 1904, at Kingsleigh, Louswater, Bucks : from 8 Jun, from The Times: 193/211p [as with marriage, his wife is invisable!]
: Berkeley Watson Soper, paper manufacturer, trading as ‘Soper & Co’, Kings Mill, Loudwater, Bucks. Bankruptcy by debter’s petition 28 Sep 1906 (London Gazette 2 Oct) : {Bankruptcy Adjudication : from The Times, 3 Oct 647/746} : Public Exam 5 Nov Court at County Hall, Alesbury (2 & 19 Oct) : Debt proofs by 25 Jan 1908 (Gazette 10 Jan) : 1st & final dividend 11¾d in the £; Payable St Aldates, Oxford, 4 Mar 1908 (25 Feb) : Trustee release 15 Jun (28 Jul) : [connection Soper & Wheeler Ltd, paper mfr disolved 1887 above]
- Lilian Norah Soper b.Oct>Dec 1899,
- Frederick Stanley B Soper b.Jul>Sep 1904
- Charles Soper b.Oct>Dec 1907 : Charles R P Soper (b.c1907) d.Oct>Dec 1918 age 18, Aylesbury [but Charles Rowland Percy Soper age 2 in '11cen?] : [not a WW1 soldier?, as no service medal visable; a 'Spanish Flu' pandemic targeted the young Sep-Nov 1918]
- John C M Soper b.Jan>Mar 1911, all Wycombe, Bucks
- Sylvia R Soper b.Apr>Jun 1913 Wycombe (mother ne Phillips)
- Ronald E P Soper b.Oct>Dec 1914 Aylesbury (mother ne Phillips): m.Mabel E Hinton Jan>Mar 1943, Aylesbury
- Kenneth S H Soper b.Apr>Jun 1919 Aylesbury (mother ne Phillips)
: '71cen Berkeley W Soper age 4 at St Pancras
: '81cen Berkley W Soper age 14 at 18 Ampthill Sq, St Pancras; b.St P; father John 51, window blind manufacturer b.Devon & Caroline 42 b..Kingston see
: '91cen Berkeley ('Rukely') 24 with father at Chipping Wycombe, Bucks : [see above]
: In paper 1895 [above]
: '01cen Berkeley 34 a paper manufacturer, employer at Kings Leigh, London Rd, Chepping Wycombe (Loudwater parish), Bucks; b.St P; Sarah 24 b.Kingston, Bucks; Lilian N 1 b.Wycombe; visitor Sarah Phillips widowed on own means 50 b.Wycombe; & unm servants Mary Ayres 22 b.Cadmore, Bucks & Clare Baker 20 domestic nurse b.Wycombe; scan
: '11cen Berkeley Watson Soper 44 paper merchant, employer at "Bracklays", Flackwell Heath, Wycombe, Bucks; {6 rooms}; b.St P, Sarah 34 b.Shighaideu?, Bucks {m.13y; 4 births}; Lilian Norah 11 at school, Frederick Stanley Berkeley Soper 6, John Cyril Maurice 3, Charles Rowland Percy 2m all b.Chepping Wycombe : scan
: B Soper (c--?) sailed 1st class on "Macedonia" (P & O Line) from Marseilles, France to London, Eng arriving 4 Oct 1913; Last & future address England scan: [Berkeley only wealthy 'B' in '11cen]
: B W Soper, wrote [or published] 'The Record of Haddenham, Bucks in the Great War, 1914-18': pub 1922
: Berkeley Watson Soper trading as Soper & Co, Haddenham, Bucks, Bankruptcy at Aylesbury Court 12 Jan 1922. Receiving Order 7 Feb (London Gazette 10 Feb) order 18 Mar (21 Mar)

May Watson Soper m.Harry James Taylor, 7 Sep 1897 at St Marys, Willesden. youngest dau of late John & Mrs Soper, of Clovelly, Harlesden & Loudwater, Bucks & eldest son of Thomas Taylor, of Sturminster Mewton, Dorset; from The Times 10 Sept :172/211p [a Mary Watson Soper '81cen]
- Rosa Soper m.Henry Edmund Stevens of Salisbury, Mashonaland, S.Africa, 10 Dec 1897, at St Pauls, Durban, Netal. 2nd daughter of late John & Mrs Soper, of Clovelly, Harlesden & Loudwater, Bucks : from The Times 14 Dec:172/211p - A son b.1 Oct 1900, Victoria, Rodesia, from The Times 4 Oct :180/211p

Elizabeth Sarah Soper (c1822-1904) d.Jul>Sep 1904, Wycombe, [no obvious link]

Berkeley Watson Soper paper manufacturer, trading as ‘Soper & Co’, Kings Mill, Loudwater, Bucks. Bankruptcy by debter’s petition 28 Sep 1906 (London Gazette 2 Oct) : Public Exam 5 Nov Court at County Hall, Alesbury (2 & 19 Oct) : Debt proofs by 25 Jan 1908 (London Gazette 10 Jan) : 1st & final dividend 11¾d in the £, 4 Mar 1908 (25 Feb) : Trustee release 15 Jun (28 Jul)
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Berkeley Watson Soper, trading as Soper & Co, paper manufacturer, Kings Mill, Loudwater, Bucks, Notice of Dividend of 11¾d per £; Payable St Aldates, Oxford, 4 Mar 1908 : London Gazette 25 Feb : http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/28113/pages/1385 : [trustee Official Reciever, (speculate bankrupt? Aylesbury Court 14 of 1906)] : London Gazette : ['11cen Berkeley Watson Soper (c1867-?) 44 a merchant at (Field/Great/Heath/North/Hill), Wycombe, Bucks 'b.St Pancras, Hants', Sarah 34 b.?, Lilian Norah 11 at school ,Frederick Stanley Berkeley Soper 6, John Cyril Maurice 4, Charles Rowland Percy 2]

Sidney Soper m.Clara Ellen Preston Jul>Sep 1907, Eton
Clara Margery E Soper b.Oct>Dec 1908, Eton (age 2 with parents '11cen)
Sydney J Soper b.Jul>Sep 1915, Eton (mother ne Preston)
connection? a Sydney G Soper b.Jan>Mar 1920, Marylebone (mother ne Preston) : [but no Sydney death 1915-20]

J Soper & another, Manor of Great Horwood 16 Jan 1909 National Archives [doc available online]

Josephine Augusta Souper(c1849-1909) d.Apr>Jun Amersham, Bucks age 60 -bmd : d.5 Jun 1909, pay-to-view page wife of Edward Bennison Souper b.London : mother to Gerald Edward Ker Souper b.29 Nov 1871, Shanghai, Kiangsu, China. [Edward Bennison Souper m.Josephine Augusta d'Almeida, Jul>Sep, 1893, Pancras, Lon] : [son Gerald a actor] : ['81cen Josephine Souper, 52 a British Subject, b.Singapore, a married matron (dom ser); a cousin to household head Francis Souper 37 a school master in holy orders at Eastbourne, Sx]


1911 Census, 10 Sopers

Sidney Soper (c1881-?) 30 at Eton, '11cen, wife Clara Soper 30, Margery Soper 2 : also at Eton Heleanor Elizabeth Soper 22 : [Sidney m.Clara Ellen Preston 1907, Eton]

Berkeley Watson Soper (c1867-?) 44 merchant at Wycombe, '11cen, Sarah Soper 34, Lilian Norah Soper 11, Frederick Stanley Berkeley Soper 6, John Cyril Maurice Soper 4, Charles Rowland Percy Soper 3 [see 1897 above] : ['91cen connection? a Caroline Soper Rowland 58 in Wales]


M C Soper appeared to have made or designed stained glass window in St Peter's Church, Loudwater 1917 : Dedicatee; Carolina Soper, widow of John Soper & eldest daughter Lilian : Donor; The surviving children source

B W Soper The Record of Haddenham, Bucks, in the Great War, 1914-1918, etc, 1922 British Library [see 1897 above]

Berkeley Watson Soper trading as Soper & Co, Haddenham, Bucks, Bankruptcy at Aylesbury Court 12 Jan 1922. Receiving Order 7 Feb (London Gazette 10 Feb) order 18 Mar (21 Mar) [Berkeley Watson Soper, m.Jul>Sep.1897, Wycombe, Bucks] ‘71cen son 4 St Pancras, Lon : The Record of Haddenham (Bucks) in the Great War by Anon (pub? Haddenham: B.W. Soper, 1922)
William J Soper (c1864-1932) d.Apr>Jun 1932, Wycombe, age 68

William J Soper m.Lily Grimsdale Jan>Mar 1935
Janet K Soper b.Jan>Mar 1936 (mother ne Grimsdale)

Constance Nellie Melissa Soper d.2 Mar 1940, of 63 Bower Way, Cippenham, Slough, Bucks; administration London 3 May 1940 to ['husband] George William Soper, sales manager; estate £204 14s 3d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Constance N M (c1881-1940) d.Jan>Mar, Eton, Bucks, age 59] : [George W Soper m.Constance N M Skuse Apr>Jun 1922, Lambeth, Lon]

Sydney O Soper m.Nellie Rowe Jan>Mar 1940, Amersham : [?a Sydney O Soper b.Jan>Mar 1916 Lambeth, Lon (mother ne Hamilton), assume son of Alfred S Soper m.Mary M Hamilton, Croydon, Sy Jul>Sep 1915]
Bridget M Soper b. & d.Apr>Jun 1941, Amersham (mother ne Rackham) : [only Soper/Rackham m. visable is 4 years later, a Robert S Soper m.Mary B Rackham at Plympton Jan>Mar 1945?]

Vera J Soper m.James H McKee Jan>Mar 1945, Wycombe : [no Vera J birth or post 1900 spouce visable in bmd]

R L Soper, CBE FFARCS, Air Commodore, RAF, d.6 Oct 1973. Buried St Michael Churchyard, Halton, Bucks : [Fellow, Faculty of Anaesthetics, Royal College of Surgeons] : [see Robert Louis Soper (1908-1973) RAF]


Cambridgeshire : now incorporates the old County of Huntingdonshire

Richard Soper son of Nicholas le Sopere of Waldene [Herts?] 1330 deeds of land nr Chesterton, Cambridge : see Herts

Peter le Sopere lived here in Cambridge in the 13th century : Homes of Family Names in Great Britain GoogleBooks.com

Richard Soaper (-1583) : Edward Soaper (-1588) : Edward Soaper (-1590) : Richard Soaper (-1595) : Jane Soaper (-1596) : Jane Soaper (-1598) all d.Bluntisham cum Earith, Huntingdonshire, from findmypast.com

Deaths at Bluntisham cum Earith, Huntingdonshire; from Index to Parish Records, Jane Soaper d.1598; Willyam Soper d.1599; Cattren Soper d.1605; John Soper d.1609; Jayne Soper d.1610; Joan Sopper d.1610; Thomas Sopper d.1619; Thomas Soper d.1627; Elsabeth Soper d.1630; Thomas Soper d.1693; John Soperd.1706; Thomas Soaper d.1711; Mary Soper d.1714; Mary Soper d.1725; John Soper d.1731

Willyam Soper d.1599, Bluntisham cum Earith, Huntingdonshire, Cattren Soper buried 1605, d.Bluntisham cum Earith, John Soper 1609, Jayne Soper 1610, Thomas Soper d.1627, Elsabeth Soper d.1830, Thomas Soper d.1693, John Soper d.1706, Philip Soper d.1708, Mary Soper d.1714, Mary Soper d.1725, William Soper d.1746 : Burial index for Huntingdonshire : from findmypast.com

Richard Soper m.Margaret Fortune, 1622 at Willingham, Cambs
Thomas Soper m.Elizabeth Cook, 1623 at Cambridge St Edward, Cambs
Joan Soaper m.Fran Pike, 1633 at Over, Cambridgeshire; all Boyd's Marriage Index

Richard Soaper, a haberdasher of Cambridge, his son Thomas Soper would have been born 1630's. apprenticed 1646 & became an apothecary & politician in London & died 1694 Rulers of London 1660-89 [see London 1646]

Joanne Soaper, m.Francis Pike at Curry Rivel or Over, 17 Jun 1633 : ancestry.com

Soper a defendant in a law suit : Jenyns v Collett, Askew, Taylor, Hul, Soper, Drury, Carter & others: Camb, 1670; C10/491/90 : source

Philip Soper, James Fareside & Philip Castle, [recieved?] a Treasury allowance asa sub-commissioners of Excise for county of Huntingdon: at the request of Lionell Walden, farmer of Excise of said county. 15 May 1672, British History Online

Philip Soper, gent, mayor of Borough of Huntingdon. signed indentures 23 Feb, 31 Charles II (1679). Next 7 Feb he was an Alderman. (not on 1685 alderman list) Huntingdon Records from Google Books

Phillip Soper mentioned in Charles II 30 Mar 1680 [doc view by subscription] British History Online [Huntingdon not mentioned]

Catherine Sopper (-1682) d.Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire; from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com
: John Sopper (-1688) d.Little Paxton

Phillip Soper, Master, Lease 30 Sept 1692 for three lives to Edward, Earl of Sandwich; baulk near Gaol Lane, Huntingdon; St John's Hospital & Free Grammar School, Huntingdon; source

Phillipp Soper, gent, in list of 14 for town of Huntington : 'William & Mary, 1692 Act for granting to Their Majesties an Aid of 4 Shillings in the Pound for a year for carrying on a vigorous War against France British History Online

Mary Soper m.1692, Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire; from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com

Phillipp [Negus (fn. 42) fn42=Soper], Jo Negus Michaell Ringstead, Gent, in 14 gents & esq of the Town of Huntingdon paying the 4s in the £ tax for William III's War against France 1695-6 [Soper was proffession or surname?] www.british-history.ac.uk

Elizabeth Soper of Earith m.John Collett of Over Cam by Bond 1699; Archdeaconry of Huntingdon Allegations & Bonds Index; source
: Elizabeth Soper, of Earith, bond 1699 Records of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon : [see John Soper late of Earith 1729 below]

John Soper m.Mary Piggott, 1700 at Haddenham, Cambs
Elizabeth Soper m.Henry Barton, 1701 at Elsworth, Cambridgeshire; Boyd's Marriage Index
John Soper b.1701, Elsworth, Cambs, parish records (findmypast.com)

Phillip Soper a burgess of the borough of Huntingdon (& 6 others) sealed an indenture 25 Nov, 13 William III (1703) from Google Books

Thomas Soper d.1704, Sutton, Cambridgeshire

Fran Soper m.1708, Huntingdon Archdeaconry Marriage Licences, Huntingdonshire; from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com

Philip Soper d.1708, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire; from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com

John Soper m.1709, Huntingdon Archdeaconry Marriage Licences, Huntingdonshire; from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com

John Sopper d.1713, Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire; from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com

Joan Soper, defamation against Elizabeth Seeley & Margaret Bond : 26 May 1714 : Bluntisham cum Earith parish : Court Records, Schedules of Excommunications [These were authorised by the Official of the court & describe the accusations against individuals amounting to possible excommunication] : Cambridgeshire County Record Office, Huntingdon, ref AH13/268/169 www.a2a
. . .
John Soper late of Earith in the County of Huntingdon, Gent. Now a prisoner in Huntingdon Goal, intends to take the benefit of the late Act of Relief of Insolvent Debtors at the next Huntingdon Quarter Sessions : London Gazette 14 June 1729 [Elizabeth Soper, of Earith, bond 1699 Records of the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon]

Christian Soper m.1717, Huntingdon Archdeaconry Marriage Licences, Huntingdonshire; from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com

John Soaper d.1719, Yelling, Huntingdonshire; from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com

William Soper m.1723, Huntingdon Archdeaconry Marriage Licences, Huntingdonshire; from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com

William Sopper d.1746, Little Paxton, Huntingdonshire; from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com

Mr Soper Manor of Somersham, Court Rolls [Huntingdon, Cambs] : a) 1718, Recovery for Mr Soper; b) 1750, Honour and Sansome; c) 1767, admission, Susanna Eden; d) 1779, admission William King, death of Ann Martin. Norris Museaum, Cambridge

T J Soaper one of many composers in 'A Collection of Psalms & Hymns for the Use of Parish Churches' by the most Eminent Masters. Selected & arranged by P Hellendaal. Pub. c1794 British Library [no obvious link]

Thomas Soper d.1740, Haddenham, Cambridgeshire

John Sopper 20-4 ag lab, Emma Sopper 20-4, Jane Sopper 2, Johnathan Sopper 1 month, living at Chatteris. All b.Cambs. The only family in Cambs in the '41cen

1851 Census, 3 entries
Maria Soaper born Cambridgeshire c1780 living in London
Mary Soaper born Scotland c1799, living in Cambridgeshire
Susan Soper born Cambridgeshire c1825 living in London

1861 Census, No residents : but 3 born in county, 4 wives (Cambs & Hunts) &

Joseph Sopher b.Cambridgeshire, age 12 with parents Joseph b.Essex & Elizabeth at Shoreditch, London

James Soper d.? Jul 1870, of consumption at Cheveley [Cambs], age 20, 2nd son of the late George Soper of Cheveley, 'Bury & Norwich Post' (pub.Bury St Edmonds) 12 Jul, from newspapers.bl.uk: [not vis bmd]: ['61cen not vis]

1871 Census, No residents : but 6 born in (Cambs & Hunts) all wives

1881 Census : Only 1 resident, a student below; 3 Cambs born wives

William Soper (1861-1940) 19unm at Trinity College Trinity St, Cambridge, 1881 census b.Camden Town, Lon: see students below

Herbert E Soper University College, London, won cross country race Trinity, Cam v.Oxford 1887. At 46, raced for University of London Athletic Union (The Times 31 May 1911 : a mathematition. Published 1913 & 1917 about ' probable error of correlation coefficients... [don't ask!]. In 1914, he coined the term 'Poisson distribution' [don't ask!] : received US patent 1920 'optical coincidence system'. Published on virus modeling 1929. [see 1884 below] : Silver medal from Royal Statistical Society 1930 : Full Biog
- The Cambridge Review, 1887, p91 : …… On reaching the hill Jones fell back, and Conway took up the running, closely attended by Soper, who passed the leader at the lane two and a half miles from … Google Books snippet
- assume Herbert, the Soper recorded in list of mathematics students at Cambridge University 1887, 1888 & 1890 : scan for sale originalrecord.com
- H R Soper to represent the university : Soper, & Just took the lead from the Wheatsheaf but was not followerd by the pack who lost the scent where it crossed another trail Soper drew up & took the leads at the Work's causeway. 2 miles from the end Clark passed him, but fell back again immediately : Cambridge won : 3 snippets (5 other snippets) from The Cambridge Review : presume the same Soper?
- H R Soper of Cambridge came 4th in annual race between the Thames Hare & Hounds & Cambridge Univercity, over 7 miles, with 42 mins 31 sec; from The Penny Illustrated Paper, 19 Nov 1887
- H R Soper came 2nd in the 7 miles steeplechase, Thames v Camb Uni; from The Penny Illustrated Paper, 1 Dec 1888
- H R Soper to represent the university : Soper, & Just took the lead from the Wheatsheaf but was not followerd by the pack who lost the scent where it crossed another trail. Soper drew up & took the leads at the Work's causeway. 2 miles from the end Clark passed him, but fell back again immediately : Cambridge won : 3 snippets (5 other snippets) from The Cambridge Review : presume the same Soper? Google Books snippet"

1891 Census : No residents, 2 Cambs born wives

Isabel Wingate (ne Soper), d.6 Nov 1896, at 60 St Andrews St, Cambridge, wife of W. Warburton Wingate, dau of William Soper of 307 Clapham Rd, SW London : from The Times 10 Nov 168/211p [father Dr William Soper at 283 Clapham Rd '81cen children 1-17] : [William m.Auguste Schlesinger 1862 see medical Sopers]

1901 Census : No residents, 2 Cambs born wives F Percy Soper in cast of Mr Benson's Shakespeare Company. 'The Merchant of Venice' , Stratford-on-Avon : from The Times 3 May 1910 54/85f [Cambridge Uni 1894]


'11cen Cambridgeshire : 1 Soper, 5 Soupers

Ellen Maud Soper (c1871-?) governess age 40 at [2 The Great Cambridgeshire Rd], Cambridge (an institution) teacher's governess b.Kings .., Dev [b.Jan>Mar 1871 Newton Abbott, Dev]
: '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 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

Francis Abraham Souper (1844-?) head at Chesterton age 67 : wife Henrietta Mary Souper 58 b.?, Essex : son Adrian Wilfred James Souper 23 b.? : visitor Harriet Claudine Souper 34 b.?,

Edward Reinagle Souper 28 b.?, at Wisbech


Arthur John Charles Soper (1914-44) Lieut Royal Artillery source; d.10 Jul 1944 'of Cambridgeshire', bur.Calvados France, WW2, see war deaths

Julie Ann Soaper bpt.1948 March, St John, Cambridgeshire
Sally Ann Soaper bpt.1950 March, St John, Cambridgeshire

J R P Soper of Holy Cross Green, Stourbridge wrote letter to The Ecologist about ground nut & tropical rubber plantations July 1975 : the comment queried Feb 1976 & : [see John Robert Philpott Soper at Cambridge Uni 1923]



Cambridge University Students;

Francis A Soaper, MA Cambridge, in Holy Orders, abt 1867?, see 1881 above

William Soper (1861-1940) admitted Trinity College, Cambridge, 2 June 1879, son of William Garland Soper of The Priory, Caterham Valley, Surrey (& Maria dau of George Davis of Cheshunt, Herts) b. 26 Aug 1861, Camden Town: School; Cheshunt (private); at Trinity College '81 &2 : BA 1883 : MA 1918 : lived 54 St Mary Axe, London; d.25 Oct 1940 : buried Caterham : from The Times 15 Dec 1882 & The Times , 29 Oct : [see father William Garland Soper biog]
- William Soper 19unm an undergraduate scholar at Trinity College, Trinity St. b.Camden Town, Lon. The only Soper in county in '81cen : [see father William Garland Soper merchant of Caterham biog]
- Soper of Trinity College : Cambridge special exam in Political Economy lits 'class 1' Soper also 7 students 'class 2' : from Guardian Newspaper, 9 Dec 1882

Herbert Edward Soper (1865-1930) at Trinity College, Cambridge, from 8 Mar 1884
: son of Francis Lesiter Soper (publisher, of 7 Chomeley Park Villas, Highgate, Lon
biog)
: b.6 Sept 1865 : Schools, Highgate (1 term) & St Paul's London
: exam 29 Jun 1885 : BA (15th Wrangler) 1887
: +2y post graduate : MA 1893
: also MA Cambridge 27 April 1893 : from The Times 28 Apr 146/211p 106/211p
: See 1930 biography & obituary : biog, Royal Statistical Society

John Philpott Henry Soper (1869-?) at Jesus College, from 1887 : b.18 Feb : [Called to the bar 1893, Lincoln's Inn : a London barrister Legal Sopers] : [younger brother FPP Soper below]
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Soper, won a 7 mile race, for Cambridge, between Oxford & Cambridge Universities : from The Times 10 Dec 1887 : 2nd google books snippet from The Cambridge Review, 1887, p91 : …… On reaching the hill Jones fell back, & Conway took up the running, closely attended by Soper, who passed the leader at the lane 2½ miles from …
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a Soper recorded in list of mathematics students at Cambridge University 1887, 1888 & 1890 : scan for sale a href="www.theoriginalrecord.com">originalrecord.com
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Soper BA Trinity College, Cambridge, Mathematical Tripos, part II : from The Times 13 Jun 1888 : 119/211p
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Soper of Jesus College on list of Honors passes in part 1 of Cambridge's Maths Tripos; in 'Pall Mall Gazette' (pub.Lon) 28 May 1890, from newspapers.bl.uk : [not John Philpott Henry Soper (1869-?) London barrister as called to bar 1883 Legal Sopers]

Henry Soper Cox, of Cambridge University, called to the bar : from The Times 12 May 1892 : [Henry Soper Cox m.Georgina Alice Maud Ethelridge 1892 Lon]

Frank Percy Philpott Soper (1875-?); Matric. Michs 1894; Adm pens (age 19) at Jesus College, from Oct 1894, age 19 : b.12 Oct 1875 [b.reg Romford, Ex Oct>Dec.1875 (bmd)] : at Ilford, Essex School, Chigwell : 2nd Lieut, 1st volunteer Battalion, The Essex Reg 1900 : Served in WW1, Major RASC : lived Theydon Towers, Epping. b.12 Oct 1875 at Ilford, Ex; Son of H L Soper Esq; snippet from Alumni Cantabrigienses pub.1954 Google Books snippet
: Frank Percy P Soper b.Oct>Dec 1875, Romford, Essex
: [father Henry Lewis Soper (1845-1877) biog b.Tonbridge : m.1868 Romford & d.aged 32 : mother Jane Mary Philpot (c1842-1911)]
: [other Philpotts 1910 & 1927 : Brother of John Philpott Henry Soper a barrister)]
: Frank Percy Philpott Soper (1875-?) a Lieutenant in 1st Volunteer Battalion, Essex Regiment, invalided back to England, on 'The Simla', from Cape Town, leaving 27 Apr 1902 : from The Times, 1 May 1902 575/746n & : source
: [In Footlight's Play, 'Chiselling' 1894/5 & staged managed in another. Acted in Footlights as Percy Soper, F P P Soper & F P Soper 1896/7 & 7/8]. [Stock Exchange 1904], acted in Bensonian Shakespeare Company, 'Merchant of Venice' at Stratford-on-Avon, from The Times 3 May 1910 54/85fF.
: [Presume he was the Mr Soper who achieved Citizen 6 in Coriolanus & Citizen 5 in Julias Caesar, Apr 1898 at RSC, Stratford]
: Capt F P P Soper, transport officer;of Essex Brigade Divisional Transport & supply Column (No 2 Co), Army Service Corps, Territorial Force, at Bay Lodge, The Green : from Stratford 1912 Commercial Trade Directory source [the senior officer there?]
: '11cenwith widowed mother age 35 at Epping, Ex : 1914 a Westminster phone nr : [family connection? a Soper & Co Ltd at Theydon closed 1938]
: Frank P P Soper m.Jessie Tucker Jul>Sep 1912, Lambeth, Lon (bmd)
: Frank Percy Philpott Soper , Probate Record 1939
: Frank Percy Philpott Soper d.8 Jan 1939, of The Breakers, Seaton, Dev; probate London 24 Apr 1939 to Walter Reginald Tuckett, surgeon; estate £1,643 18s; from Probate Calender, scan [Frank P P Soper (c1876-1939) d.Jan>Mar, Honiton, age 63]

Soper of Jesus College, Cambridge, Law Tripos 20 June 1896: from The Times 22 Jun 165/211p
Soper, Jesus College, Cambridge Third Class, Law Tripos Part 1, 1896 : from Guardian Newspaper, 22 Jun : [not John Philpott Henry Soper (1869-?) London barrister as called to bar 1893 Legal Sopers]

Noel Souper (c1878-?), in Hilton, Hunts at 1901 census aged 23, b.Eastbourne, Sx, an under graduate, Pembroke College [father Francis '81]

R G Soper, Class III, Trinity College, 18 Dec 1907; from The Times 19 Dec : 201/211p : He played in Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club, 1908, 9, 10 & 11 : source, footlights : [perhaps Ronald Garland Soper b.1888? - his father William at Trinity 1879; see]

W Soper, awarded MA degree, Trinity College, Cambridge : from article in The Times, 26 Nov 1917

P L Soper joined committee to build a war memorial at Epping. Jan 1919 : source : [no PLS in '11cen]

John Robert Philpott Soper (1904-?) deceased, an alumni, entered Pembroke College 1923
: [a John Robert P Soper b.Oct>Dec 1904, Epping, Essex (bmd) (b.31 Aug 1904)]
: [?a John Percy Philpot Soper age 6 at Epping with parents John Philpott Henry Soper 42 barrister & Ethel 41 in ''11cencen father's biog]
: [J R P S 22 job education, London to Zanzibar, Tanganyika (Tanzania) 1926]
: [John R P Soper m.Marjorie T[eresa] C[hevallier] Bridgeman Jan>Mar 1929 at Hampstead]
: [JRPS crown agent & Marjorie 20 of Fiona, Rock, Wadebridge, 1st class, "Malda", Lon to Zanzibar, 18 Apr 1929; Former address Eng, intended address Zanzibar scan & scan]
: [J R P S, 26 civil servant; Last permanant address Zanzibar; address Fiona Rock, Wadebridge, Cornwall sailed 1st class on "Ausonia", arriving 16 Mar 1931; scan]
: [Marjorie Theresa Chartter Soper (c1908-?) 25 housewife; british empire citizen, Last permanant address Zanzibar; address "Kynenia"? Blyghton Lane, The Sands, Farnham, Surrey sailed from Zanzibar 1st class on "Llandaff Castle" (Union Castle Line) arriving Southampton, Eng 18 Sep 1933; (ship from Mombasa, Kenya) scan; UK Incoming Register]
- Ray Perronnelle Soper b.c1932
- John Malcolm Soper b.c1934, assume Zanzibar?
- R Soper b.c1938 [assumed from 1939 sailing]
: [John 29, Marjorie 25 & Ray 2 sailed 1st class, "Madura", London to Zanzibar, Tanganyika (Tanzania), departing 1 Jun 1934; scan]
: [John Robert Soper 31 civil service, Marjorie Teresa Soper 27, Ray Perronnelle Soper 3 & John Malcolm Soper 1 sailed 1st class on "Matiana" from Zanzibar to Plymouth, Eng; (ship from Lourenco Marques, Mozambique continued to London, arriving 22 Dec 1935), Last permanant address Zanzibar; Planned future residence England; address Fione, Rock, Wadebridge, Cornwall, scan; UK Incoming Register]
: [J R P S (agricultural officer, Zanzibar), to be agricultural officer, Straits Settlements & Federated Malay States : source; Secretary of State for the Colonies, from Nature Magazine 25 Apr 1936]
: [J R P S 1938: article on soil erosion Malay Agricultural Journal, p.26]
: [J Soper 34 colonial agricultural service, Mrs M 30, Miss R 7 {but Ray?}, Masters J 4 & R 1 sailed 1st class on "Carthage" from Penag? to Plymouth, Feb 1939; Planned future residence Eng; address Foina, Rock, Wadebridge, Cornwall* scan {*mother Edith d.there 1942}]
: [J R P S crown agent, A class, "Viceroy of India" (P & O) Lon to Singapore, 26 Aug 1939 scan]
: [J R P S col agrig service 41 sailed A class on "Mauretania" 25 Jun 1946 Liverpool to Singapore, address Upalong Rock, Wadebridge, Cornwall; Last residence Eng, future residence Malaya; scan]
: [J R P S 'Grow Your Own Vegetables', Dept of Agriculture Oct 1947 {Malay}]
: [Marjorie Theresa Chevallier Soper 38 housewife, sailed A class on "Andes", Royal Mail Line; Southampton to Singapore, departing 19 Jan 1947; scan]
: [J R P S “Investigations into Mechanical Stumping & Cultivation of Dry Padi on Felled Rubber Land” 1948]
: [ civil servant 44 1st class on "Canton" 26 Aug 1949 S'ton to Penang, Malaysia; scan]
: [senior agriculture officer to broadcast from Radio Malaya before going to Tanganyika 1949]
: [sailed to Singapore 1939 & 1946 & Malaysia 1949]
: [? Soper (c1908-?) age 41 (female), London to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania 1949]
: [Director of Agriculture, Tanganyika [now Tanzania] : OBE 1953]
: [John Robert P Soper 53 (b.31 Aug 1904), Marjorie Theresa Soper 50 (b.13 Jul 1908) sailed from Mombasa, Kenya arriving London, Eng 29 Aug 1958, scan; UK Incoming Register]
: [J R P Soper of Holy Cross Green, Stourbridge, Cambs; letter on rubber plantations 1975]

Donald Soper (Lord Soper the methodist leader) studied history at Catherine's College, his 1st appointment as a minister in 1926 [see also hon degree 1966]. While at Cambridge Donald met wife Marie Dean. He was overcome by her beauty. She was only 17. His brother Meredith died, aged 27.
Donald Oliver Soper (Baron Soper) (1903-98) Graduated from St Catharine's College, Cambridge University, 1927 with a Master of Arts (MA) & 1929 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) [see biog]

C H G Soper Trinity College, class 3, Cambridge Tripos Lists : from Guardian paper, 18 Jun 1928 : [Cyril Hector Gibson Soper below]

J Soper Catherine's College, Cambridge : source : 1930
J Soper of Catherine's College, class 2, Cambridge Tripos List : from Guardian paper, 19 Jun 1931

Michael Henry Ray Soper 1932 an alumni at Pembroke College (also Queen's College, Oxford 1948)
M H R Soper (Matriculation year 1932 [ie entered]) Pembroke College, Cambridge; deceased : [at Oxford Uni 1932]

John Malcom Philpott Soper 1955 an alumni at Pembroke College : [2 other Philpott Sopers above]
J M P Soper ([entered] 1955) Pembroke College

Robert Chevallier Soper 1958 an alumni at Pembroke College
R C Soper entered Pembroke College 1955

Right Hon, Rev, Lord, Donald Oliver Soper, Baron of Kingsway MA Honory Degree 1966 [OK, his titles weren't all used at once]

Soper’s Lane at Stourbridge Fair, just outside Cambridge. Fair streets were known by London road names www.history.ac.uk



Channel Islands

Anne Souper/Soper bpt.6 Mar 1653 father Henry (Engilsh) god mother E1izabeth Danton; Hugh Souper/Soper bpt.10 Dec 1654 god parents Jean William, Rachel Alain; bpt.11 Oct 1657 Elizabeth Souper/Soper god mother Marie Bonhomme;

Elizabeth ne Sopper/Soper (English) & Thomas Stone bpt 3 children St Helier; William 12 Nov 1673 (god parents; William Leuses & his wife, Jean Haskings) ; Marie 1 Jan 1675 (gp Jean Haskain & Marie de Ste Croix) & Thomas 15 Aug 1680 (gp Hugh Wheit & Elizabeth Fautrals, his wife);

Mary Soper m.John Muchamore 12 Nov 1801; Sam Soper Muchamore bpt.15 May 1803 to John & Mary both at St Andrew Plymouth; source

C Soper minister appointed to the Great Union Rd Circuit, St Helier, Jersey sometime between 1823-39 : jerseyheritagetrust [? a Rev Charles Soper pastor of The New Tabernacle, Plymouth 24 Jun 1798? ; see religeous Sopers]

Amelia Soper b.abt 1829 Jersey : [igi]

George Wakeman Soper, Register of décrets Mar 1832 Oct 1833, inc lists of creditors & acquisitors of bankrupt individuals, gives history of their financial debts. from www.jerseyheritagetrust

John Soper m. Jane bef 1835
- John Soper b.c1835 St Peter Port, Guernsey; m.Isabell,
'71cen carpenter 30 at Isle of Wight
- John Soper b.c1834 England
- Richard Soper b.c1836 England (or b.St Peter Port, Guernsey); tailor
- Caroline Soper b.c1837 England
- William Helson Soper b.c1840 St Peter Port, Guernsey; m.Isabell Sophia bef.1867 perhaps at Guernsey
: '41cen John 40-44 a servant at the lane to the North of Belmont, St.Peter Port, Guernsey, District 11, Jane 27, John 7, Richard 6, Caroline 5 & William 1, b. Guernsey; all others b.Eng : source
: '51cen John 49 groom at 1 Croutas (off or nr Queens Rd), St Peter Port, Guernsey; Jane 37; John 16 shoe maker; Richard 15 tailor app; Caroline 14 dress maker app all b.Eng; William 11 scholar b.St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands scan
: '61cen John 58 gardener at The Bocage, Formain Rd, Guernsey; Jane 47 cook; both b.Eng with Henry Crockford 45 independent, nephew Henry J 18 both b.Eng & serv Sarah Ford 10 b.Guernsey scan
: '61cen William 20 carpenter at Hubits Rd, St Martins, Guernsey; b.St Peter Port; boarding with Hilary Le Chaminont 25 carpenter b.St PP & wife 24 b.Eng scan
: '71cen Richard tailor 37 b.St Peter Port, Guernsey; at 26 Mansell St, St Peter Port : scan
: John d.5 Nov 1876, aged 73 years, 'The Star ' (pub.St Peter Port 18 Nov), from newspapers.bl.uk [not vis bmd - a John d.Exeter Apr>Jun 1875 age 73]
: ['81cen possibly William 40 carpenter at Lansdown Cemetery Lodge Lansdown Rd, Walcot, S.set; b.Guernsey]

Mary Ann Soper b.26 Jan 1838 Jersey d.Jul 1889 m.William Frederick Andrews, 1 Jan 1868, St Phillip, Lambeth, Surrey (WFA b.2 Aug 1825, Gr Berkhampstead, Herts) : '71cen at Bucks, a showamker & 7 children 7-18 source

Thomas Soper b.c1804-7 Modbury, Dev ; m.Mary Soper b.Cambridgeshire [not vis igi; assume m.bef bmd started; several early 1800's Modbury Sopers with poor law relief (& a landowner there)]
:
'41cen Thomas 30-34 a waggoner; Mary 35-40, both b.Eng : at Mill Cottage, St Peter Port, Guernsey; source
: '51cen Thomas 47 miller at Charcoterie, Ash Grove Cottage, St PP; Mary 45 both b.Eng scan
: '61cen Thomas 54 miller at Ashgrove, Guernsey; Mary 56 both b.Eng, married servants with Afred Mansell 55 bank manager b.St PP Guernsey, wife & dau 20 b.Denmark; also serv Mary Mocombe 25 house servant b.Eng scan
: '71cen Thomas Modbury? Soper ag lab 65 b.Modbury, Dev; at 16 Mount Row, St Peter Port; Mary 67 b.Cambridgeshire; 2nd family in property? Thomas & Rachel Bechant 72 & 79 mason b.Guernsey : scan
: '81cen Thomas 76 gardener at 7 Ville Au Roi, St PP; b.Dev; Mary 78 b.Cambridge
: ?a Mary Mansfield Soper d.11 Nov 1889, age 86, St Peter Port Register

Robert Charles Soper in a bapt register covering 1841-8 : jerseyheritagetrust : [see parents Charle & Maria '51cen below]

William Soper m.Elizabeth May* bef.1841 [m.not vis eng bmd]
- William Soaper b.c1842 St Peters, Jersey
- Henry H b.c1843 England : [no HHS vis c1843 bmd]
- Elizabeth J Soper b.c1849 St Peters, Guernsey
- Amilia Soper b.cDec 1850 St Peters, Guernsey/?St Helier, Jersey; '71cen 20 gen servant; m.Adolphus Edmund Ozanne
1878
- Emma Mary Soper bpt.2 Dec 1852 Guernsey to William & Elizabeth *May
- Susan Soper b.c1856 Guernsey
- Ernest Soper b.c1859 St Peter Port, Guernsey
- Ellen Soper bpt.9 Oct 1861 Guernsey to William & Elizabeth May
: Emma Soaper b.c.1863 St Peter Port
: Emily Soper b.c.1866 St Johns/St Peter Port
: Susan Soper b.c.Jan 1870 St Peter Port
: '41cen William 20-4 'j' [=journeyman?] & Elizabeth 20-24 both b.Eng (age to nearest 5 years), living with Philip Deslandes 70-4 a carpenter, Jane Deslandes 50-4, George : '41cen, Vingtaine du Coin Varin, St Peter, Jersey : source :
: '51cen William 43 ag lab at Beamont Village, St Peters, Jersey; Elizabeth 38; William 9 b.St Peters; Henry H 7 scholar b.Eng; Elizabeth J 2; Amelia 4m both b.St Peters scan
: '61cen William Saper 44 lab at 6 Bruiet, St Peter Port, Guernsey; Elizabeth 39 lab; both b.Eng; Henery 18 lab; Elizebeth 12; Emilia 10 all b.Jersey; Emma 8; Susan 5; Ernest 2 all scholar; all b.Guernsey scan
: '71cen William 53 stonecracker at 13 Pedvin St, St PP, Guernsey; Elizabeth 48, both b.Eng; Ernest 11 stonecracker, Emma 8, Emily 5, Susan 1y 3m, all b.St Peter Port, Guernsey
: '71cen William 30 stonecracker at 13 Pedvin St, St PP, Guernsey b.St Helier; Elizabeth 33 dressmaker, both b.Eng
: '71cen Amelia gen servant 20, b.St Helier, Jersey; at 11 Esplanade, Le Bosq, St Peter Port; in household of Sarah P Rougier 39 widow anuintant & niece Emma R Bramwell 14 both b.Eng : scan : [?Amelia m.1878]
: '81cen William Soper 64 widowed stone dresser b.? at 23 St Georges Esplanade, St Peter-Port'; dau Emily 17unm, house keeper b.St Johns
: '91cen Emily Soper 23unm general domestic servant at 10 New St , St Peter Port, Guernsey; b.Guernsey, St. PP with Louisa Miller 39 widowed lodging house keeper, dau Myra 14, mother Margaret Farrell 80 own means & adopted child Florence L Gonbey 10 scholar b.St PP, also 7 lodgers, male workers 23-30, 1 with wife; scan
: '01cen Emily 34 general domestic servant, b.St PP
: '11cen Emily 40 at 35 North Ave, Plymouth, Devon; b.Guernsey


Channel Island 1841 Census

Henry? Soper? 40-44 mason journeyman at St Helier, Jersey, Maria 25-9 both b.Eng, Henry 13 .. new census page... Emma Soper 6, ... so confirming surname... John 5, Cla.i.sa? (f) 3, at Ann St, Portland Place, all b.Jersey : '41cen, St. Helier, District 9, Jersey : source
- Amelia Sophia Soper b.c1834; '51 scholar 17; '61cen unm 27 [???speculate her child b.c1854]
- John Soper b.c1837; '51 mason 14
- Clariassa Soper b.c1839; '51 Clara house maid 22
- Robert Charles Soper b.c1842
(granddau; - Louisa Soper b.c1854; '71cen gen servant 17)
: '51cen Charle 52 mason at Limon Cottage, St Helier; Maria 48 both b.Eng; Amelia Sophia 17 scholar; John 14 mason; Clariassa 12 scholar; Robert Charles 9 scholar all b.St Heliers, Jersey scan
: '61cen Charles 61 mason at 5 Lywriter Place, St Helier; Maria 59 both b.Eng; dau Amelia 27 unm & granddau Louisa 6 scholar; both b.St Helier scan
: '61cen Clara 22 house maid at 2 Clarence Terrace, St Helier; b.St H; with Mathew Scholefield 62 physician, wife & other serv Mary Selous 28unm cook; scan
: '71cen Maria late charwoman 67, b.Eng; at 5 Ingouville Place, St Helier; Louisa 17 a general servant, b.St Helier : scan
??a Louisa Margaret Soper (Louisa Mary?) (b.c1855 St Helier) m.Frederick Angell gas fitter, at St Saviour's Church, Jersey; 16 children b.St Helier 1872-92

John Soper 20-24 a tailor, b.Eng with Thomas Watkins 20-4 a tailor, b.Eng at Sand St, St Helier, District 15, Jersey '41cen : source

Mary Soper 14, b.Jersey, living with Louisa Palmer 20 E at Phillips Street : '41cen, St. Helier, Jersey, District 9 : source

William Soaper 40-44 a servant at Nr 12, New St, St. Helier, Jersey, District 13, Ann 40-44 both b.Eng Thomas 7 & Caroline both b.Jersey : with Maria Hughes 40-4 a servant b.Eng; '41cen : source
: ['51cen William 52 coachman at 5 New St, St Heliers, Jersey; Ann 56 both b.Eng; Caroline 11; Thomas 16 both scholars b.St Heliers, Jersey; (9 in 3 households at address) scan]
: ['81cen assume Thomas 47 a hatter '81cen & if so assume another son Edwin 40 (but not vis in '51cen)]
: [?assume son Thomas m.Jane Elizabeth Davis bef.1867]

William Soper 20-4 'j' [=journeyman?] & Elizabeth 20-24 both b.Eng (age to nearest 5 years), living with Philip Deslandes 70-4 a carpenter, Jane Deslandes 50-4, George : '41cen, Vingtaine du Coin Varin, St Peter, Jersey : source : [presume a hatter '81cen] : [William Soper m.Elizabeth May* bef.1841]

Henry Soper 20-24 'j' [=employee? journeyman?] b.Eng, a neighbor of above, living with William de St Croix 50-54 farmer, Ann 40-44 & Samuel 7 also a midwife, Mary Bisson 60-64 Midwife '41cen, , Vingtaine du Coin Varin, St Peter, Jersey : source [perhaps widowed, Guernsey '81cen]

John Soper 40-44 a servant , Jane 27, John 7, Richard 6, Caroline 5 & William 1, b. Guernsey; all others b. England, at the lane to the North of Belmont, St.Peter Port, Guernsey, District 11, '41cen : source : [ John m.Jane bef.1835]

Thomas Soper 30-34 a waggoner with Mary Soper 35-40, both b.Eng at Mill Cottage, St Peter Port, Guernsey, District 10, '41cen : source : [see couple above]

Richard Soper 25-29 a paper maker, b.Eng at Park St, St Peter Port, Guernsey, District 10, '41cen, with William Moore 20-24 a Sawyer journeyman, born England : source : [m.Elizabeth 1845]

William Soper 40-44 a servant, with Sarah Soper 50-54 a publican, both b.Engl, Park St, [as Richard above], St.Peter Port, Guernsey, District 10, '41cen : source [There was a soap boiler in the area]
: '51cen William 46 innkeeper & grocer at 2 Charcoterie, St Peter Port, Guernsey; Sarah 56 all b.England scan
: '61cen William 55 master carpenter, empl 11 men at Charcoterie, St PP; Sarah 71 grocer; both b.Eng scan

Mary Ann Sopier age 22, at New Place, St Peter Port, Geurnsey '41cen : Folio 16, Page 2. b.Eng. Living in house of Willie Mellish's family, merchant : source : [?a Mary Sopier 70 in '91cen below]

Elizabeth Soper 30-34 b.Eng, a servant with Charles Stanbury 67 & Rachel 67 2 children & Mrs. Hoskins 75-79, at New St, St Peter Port, Guersey: (parents & Mrs H, born localy & of independant means, but all children b.Eng) source

The Sopier?, a farm in St Savior, '41cen of Guernsey : Nicolas De Garis (55) a farmer, wife & 3 children, Fol 35, Page 8 : source


Richard 25 paper m [maker?] at Park St, St PP b.Eng with William More 20 sawyer b.Eng: Moore site

William Soper policy with West of England Insurance Company, Fire Insurance Registers sometime between 1846-50 : jerseyheritagetrust

Georgiana Soper in a bapt register covering 1848-55 : jerseyheritagetrust : [not vis '51cen]

Henry Soper a seaman, age 39 on The 'Adolphus Yates', sailing from Brixham, Dev to Pernambuco [Brazil?] 1851 from Guernsey Crew Lists index

William Lane Soper (c1851-1881) b.Guernsey c1851, m.1877 Hull Yorks Henry b.1878 & Lena 1880 b.Hull :
: '51cen a Mary 2 & William 1 in Guernsey : '61cen not vis : '71cen 20 with sister Mary 22 in Yorks : '81cen a fisherman with family in Yorks : William d.1881 biog


Richard Soper (1814-1892) m.c1845 Elizabeth Vagg (b.Guernsey c1819. Parents in '41cen Edward Vagg bricklayer b.Eng & Rachel b.SPP);Richard b.4 Dec 1814 Ermington, Dev to Edward & Susanna**
- Ann Elizabeth Soper (1845-1917) (Eliza) b.1845 St.PP (m. John Bailey?) d.17 Oct SPP age 72 at Place Town Hosp, St PP
- William Soper b.27 Sep 1846 SPP [
'81cen widowed stone cracker 35] [now removed?]
- Jabez Moses Soper b. 27 Sep 1846, SPP; '61cen servant boy 14 St.PP
- Jasper Soper (1846-1846?) b.27 Sep; d.28 Sep 1846 St PP source
- William Davey Soper b.18 Apr 1848 Ville Neuvre, SPP ['81 a William D at SPP-but age 42 b.Jersey : ‘91 in Glos? ‘01 in Hants?] : (d.SPP, age 70); bapt says 'William Davy Soper'
- Charles Edward Soper (c1850-1920) gardener [’71 ag lab : '81cen ag lab, wife Annie]
- Adelina Selina Soper 'Selina' b.20 Aug 1851 SPP* : [igi] dress maker ’71 ; m.John James Henry Drew (bpt.Albert Charles Akarter Drew 8 Apr 1873 St PP, 1st of 6 Drew children 1873-81); rem.Philip Filleul c1887 : '91cen Mrs Filleul 39 dress maker with son Stanley Fillent 3 & 6 Drew step-kids
- Edward George Soper b.3 Aug 1853 SPP builder; m.Elizabeth Ozanne in Canada see; returned by 1879 with wife, ‘91 & ‘01 in Hants; d.1931 Dulwich, S.Lon
- Matilda Alice Soper (c1855-1892) b.Vale, Guernsey; ’71 ironer, m.Henry Netherton (1854-1909; b.Cornwall, a nurseryman) 27 Apr 1876, Eldad Chapel, SPP; 12 children, d.22 Sep Villa Threasa, Ville au Roi, SPP age 37:
- George Henry Soper b.2 Aug 1857 SPP : ’71 white smith
- Henry William Soper (1859-1859) b.22 Jul & d.Dec both at Bouet, SPP : rootsweb.com
- from Ruth James : & Vagg site & also decarteret.org:
: [’41cen Richard 25 paper m [maker?] at Park St, St PP b.Eng with William More 20 sawyer b.Eng: Moore site
: [’61cen Richard 50 sawyer at Guernsey; b.England; Elizabeth 43 laundress; Eliza 15 milliner; William 12 white smith; Charles 11; Adeline 10; Edward 8; Mathilda 6; George 4 scholar; b.St Peter Port, Guernsey scan]
: [’61cen Jabez 14 servant boy at Amhurst House, Amhurst on Fojle? Rd, St Peter Port, Guernsey; b.St PP]
: [’71cen Richard paper maker 56, b.Eng; at Fosse Laundry, Gormanville, St PP; Elizabeth 52 laundress, Charles 21 ag lab, Adelina 19 dress maker, Edward 16 carpenter, Mathilda 15 ironer, George 13 white smith, all but father b.St PP scan] : [was cloth fibres used for papermaking?]
: [’81cen Richard 65, servant at Vagg family, St PP, only Soper living with mother-in-law Mary 71]
: ['81cen Charles 31]
: [’91cen Richard father-in-law 76, Elizabeth 73 m-in-law b.St Peter Port with Philip J Filleul 37 head; an assurance agent (employee) b.St Clements, Jer, wife Adelina 39 dress maker residential b.Geurnsey & step children Albert A Drew 17; Winifred E 15 app dress maker; Ethel M 14 app grocer; Walter N 13 & Arthur W 12 both app gardeners, Clifford J 10 scholar & son Stanley Fillent 3 all b. St Peter Port, Guernsey: scan]
: [**Richard d.14 Apr 1892 Rue Pordrouse St Martins, Guernsey source]
: *from ancestry line source

W Soper, policy, West of England Insurance Company, Fire Insurance Register Nov; in batch of records 1846-Oct 1850. from jerseyheritagetrust

Elizabeth Soper m.Jean Hunt their dau Agnes Thursa Hunt b.9 Dec 1847, Guernsey : [m.not vis Eng bmd] : ancestry

a Henry Soper mThirza Maria Lane bef.1849 (c.9 Nov 1815, Brixham, Dev), assume m.at Guernsey as not vis Eng bmd
- Mary Ann Soper, b.12 Oct 1848, St PP, Guernsey to Henri & Thirza nee Lane: d.6 May 1911 at 12 Liverpool St, Sculcoates, Hull (acute pneumonia/exhaustion) : m.Charles Francois Le Nepveu, b.Guernsey 1841 d.Hull 1923) 7 children 1873-88 :
source
- William Soper b.c.Oct 1850, St Peter Port; {6m '51cen}; William Lane Soper [a fisherman b.Guernsey m.Anna Eliza Thompson 1877]
: '51cen Thirza 32 seamans wife at 3 Paddos Houses, St Peter Port, Guernsey, b.Eng; Mary 2 scholar; William 6m all b.St Peter Port scan '61cen Thirza 44 widow, cook at Harelet Ho.10 Harelet Rd, Guernsey; b.Eng; with house servant Ann Rankler 59unm & housemaid Martha Manhalling 49m (householder not vis)] '61cen Mary 12 scholar; William 10 scholar both b.Guernsey at Bucket Ln, St PP, neice & nephew with Charles Hughes 33 servant; Mahala 34 both b.Eng; Henry Hughes 7 & Sally Ann Hughes 4 both scholars b.Guernsey; Mary Lane 71 mother-in-law, deaf, b.Eng & Sophia B Downy 44 blind both b.Guernsey; scan
: '91cen at grocer's shop, 525 Hessele Rd, Hull, fisherman's widow ('51cen )

Channel Island 1851 Census

30 at Guernsey

John Soper 49 groom at 1 Croutas (off or nr Queens Rd), St Peter Port, Guernsey '51cen; Jane Soper 37; John Soper 16 shoe maker; Richard Soper 15 tailor app; Caroline Soper 14 dress maker app all b.England; William Soper 11 scholar b.St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands scan : ['41cen John a servant & Jane]

John Soper 28 lodger labourer at Bradge Village, Alderney '51cen; b.England scan

Mary Ann Soper 31 servant house maid at Paradise, Doyle Road, St Peter Port, Guernsey '51cen, b.England scan

Richard Soper 35 sawyer at Pope? Andre, Noimanville? House, Guernsey '51cen, b.England; Elizabeth Soper 32 domestic duties; Eliza Soper 5; Jabez Soper 4 both scholars; William Soper 3; Charles Soper 1 all b.St Peter Port, Guernsey scan & scan : [Richard & Elizabeth m.1845]

Sarah Soper 25 visitor house servant at 7 Mill St, St Peter Port, Guernsey '51cen, b.England scan

Thirza Soper 32 seamans wife at 3 Paddos Houses, St Peter Port, Guernsey '51cen, b.England; Mary Soper 2 scholar; William Soper 6m all b.St Peter Port scan & scan : [Henry Soper m.Thirza Maria Lane bef.1849, perhaps Yorkshire]

Thomas Soper 47 miller at Charcoterie, Ash Grove Cottage, St Peter Port, Guernsey '51cen; Mary Soper 45 both b.England scan : [Thomas & Mary still St Peter Port '41cen, '51cen '71cen & '81cen]

William Soper 46 innkeeper & grocer at 2 Charcoterie, St Peter Port, Guernsey '51cen; Sarah Soper 56 all b.England scan : ['41cen]

11 in England b.Guernsey
John 49, Mary 47, Thomas 45, Jane 37, Richard 35, Thirza 32, Mary Ann 31, Sarah 25, Richard 15, Caroline 14, John 6

11 Sopers & 5 Soapers at Jersey

Charle Soper 52 mason at Limon Cottage, St Heliers, Jersey '51cen; Maria Soper 48 both b.Eng; Amelia Sophia Soper 17 scholar; John Soper 14 mason; Clariassa Soper 12 scholar; Robert Charles Soper 9 scholar all b.St Heliers, Jersey scan; ['41cen]

Mary Ann Soper 23unm servant general servant at 12 Upper Street, St Heliers, Jersey '51cen, b.St Aubins, Jersey, Channel Islands; servant with Elizabeth Sorel 66 widow fundholder & 4 children 23-40 all b.St H scan
: '41cen? a Mary 14, b.Jersey, living with Louisa Palmer 20 E at Phillips St, St. Helier, Jersey, District 9 : source

William Soper 52 coachman at 5 New St, St Heliers, Jersey '51cen; Ann Soper 56 both b.England ; Caroline Soper 11; Thomas Soper 16 both scholars b.St Heliers, Jersey; (9 in 3 households at address) scan : [?assume son Thomas m.Jane Elizabeth Davis bef.1867]
: '71cen Thomas hatter 36, b.St Helier; at 10 New St, St Helier; Jane Eliza 32, b.Trinity; Emma J C 4, Alice Mary 1 both b.St Helier; 2nd family in building Pr Aubin seaman 74, wife 67 dressmaker son & sister 57 milliner b.St Helier & shop assistant 32 [so speculate row of shops?] : scan : [Thomas m.Jane Elizabeth Davis bef.1867]

William Soaper 43 ag lab at Beamont Village, St Peters, Jersey '51cen; Elizabeth 38; William 9 b.St Peters, Jersey; Henry H Soaper 7 scholar b.England; Elizabeth J Soaper 2 b.St Peters; Amelia Soaper 4m b.St Peters scan : [William Soaper m.Elizabeth bef.1842]

5 in England b.Jersey
Ann 56, William 52 : - : William Soaper 43, Elizabeth Soaper 38, Henry H Soaper 7


Edward George Soper (1853-1931) b.3 Aug St Peters Port, Guernsey [to Richard & Elizabeth Vagg who m.1845] d.24 Mar Croxted Rd, S.London, m.Elizabeth Ozanne (1854-1933) b.c1854 St Samsung, Guernsey 15 Mar; d.5 Jul Croxted Rd) m.Canada, possibly Toronto. They stayed in Canada mid to late 1870's before returning bef'71cen (7 children, from '81cen & '91cen); from ruth.james'at'tesco.net, of Chelmsford, (gr-grdau;through Ida) Jun'99 source, &, ancestry tree
- Edith Elizabeth Soper (1875-1939) b.15 Feb Toronto, Can [parents at 14 Muter St, Toronto]; m.Percy Spencer Randell, 3 children; d.Vancouver, Can.
- Edward George Soper (c1877-1959) b.Toronto, carpenter m.Alice Jane W Mondey Jul>Sep 1898, South Stoneham, Hants; 3 children. d.16 Nov Idmiston Rd, West Norwood, Lon
- Ida Mary Soper (1879-1956) b.27 Mar [b.Apr>Jun] Bedminster, Bristol, S.Set; a cook; m.William Cephas Johnson (1882-1938) Apr>Jun 1906, Lambeth, Lon; a stonemason; 7 children. d.25 May Crayford, Kent, Eng; Johnson tree]
- George Henry Soper b.Jul>Sep 1881, Cardiff, Wales : [m.Christina McDonald Rough Apr>Jun 1910 Sot'n; '11cen a joiner at Sot'n, (1 child Ann Esther Soper b.Apr>Jun 1911; m.Chales Greenwood Jan>Mar 1941, Sot'n, 4 children)]
- Emily Soper (1883-?) b.Oct>Dec Cardiff : [??an Emily m.Jan>Mar 1907 Sot'n to George B Chipperfield or Thomas Henry Freeman]
- ?Ellen Soper (1887-1975) 'Nellie' b.Jul>Sep 1886, Cardiff : [??an Ellen m.Apr>Jun 1910 Sot'n to Albert Knight or ? ?]
- Nellie Soper (1887-1975) b.Cardiff; m.Arthur Monday 2 children.d.28 Oct Christadelphian Nursing Home, Birmingham, Eng
- Gertude Soper (1888-1947) b.Jan>Mar Sot'n; m.Samuel H Dawes Apr>Jun 1911 Sot'n, 2 children. d.19 May
: '51cen 'Richard, whose father Thomas & his wife Susannah, with other childern who was b.Ermington, Dev' [from Ruth]
: '61cen in Guernsey with father, Richard, a sawyer b.Eng
: '71cen Edward Soaper carpenter 16 at Fosse Laundry, Gormanville, St PP, Guernsey, with parents Richard 56 paper maker & Elizabeth & 5 children 13-21
: '81cen Edward 26 a house carpenter, Elizabeth 25 both b.Guernsey, at 9 Maughan Terr, Penarth, Glam, Edith 5, Edward 4 both scholars both b.Canada & Ida 2 b.Bristol, S.set;
: '91cen Edward G 36 carpenter & joiner at Bittome View, 1 Stanley Rd, S,Stoneham, Hants, Elizabeth 35 both b.St PP, Edith 16 & Edward 14 both b.Toronto, Ida 12 b.Bristol, S.set, George 10, Emley 8, Man 5 all b.Cardiff, Glam & Gertrude 2 b.Southampton, Hants scan
: '01cen Edward 46 at Shirley, Hants, house builder; Elizabeth 45 both b.Guernsey; Emily 17, & Nelley 14; both dressmakers b.Wales, Gertrude 12 b.Southampton, Hants (perhaps others?)
: '01cen Edward 23 a painter & decorator master at Portswood, Hants, b.Canada; Alice 25 b.Lon, Katie 1 & Marian 7m both b.Bittern Pk, Hants : [perhaps Edward also a visiter to Joseph THOMAS at Bath, S.set]
: '01cen George 19 a journeyman carpenter & joiner at Portswood, Hants; b.Cogan, Glam
: '11cen Edward George Soper 56 a builder at The Bungalow, Castle Rd, Bitterne Pk, Southampton; Elizabeth 55 {m.36y} both b.Guernsey; Gertrude 22 Southampton, Hants
: '11cen a George 29 house joiner at Aberfoyle, Hillside Ave, Bitterne Pk, Southampton; b.Cogan nr Cardiff, Glam; Christina 27 b.Biggar, Lanarkshire
: '11cen '11cen, an Edward G 33 builder & decorator at 55 Preston Rd, Beulah Hill, Upper Norwood, Sy; b.Canada; Alice J W 35 {m.12y}; Kate B 11 both b.Southampton, Hants; Miriam K 10 both school & Reginald E 4m both b/Upper Norwood, Sy, 'British Subject'
: Edward George Soper d.24 Mar 1931, of 142 Croxted Rd, East Dulwich, Sy; probate Lon 14 May 1931 to [son] Edward George Soper, builder; estate £281 9s 7d ; from Probate Calender, scan [Edward G (c1854-1931) d.Jan>Mar, Camberwell, age 77]
: Elizabeth Soper d.5 Jul 1933, widow of 142 Croxted Rd, Dulwich, Sy; probate Lon 18 Aug 1933 to [son] Edward George Soper, builder; estate £695 5s 1d; from Probate Calender, scan [Elizabeth (c1854-1933) d.Jul>Sep, Camberwell, age 79]

Mary Ann Soper m.Thomas Fox (/Cox?), they bpt.Guernsey Mary Ann Cox bpt.23 Jun 1854; Thomas Hawke Fox bpt.26 Mar 1861; Hannah Fox bpt.19 Aug 1856 & Elizabeth Fox bpt.4 Jan 1858 : [m.not vis Eng bmd] : ancestry

Caroline Mary Soper m.Hilary Robert Le Cheminant, they bpt.Servington Hilary Le Cheminant [no date, ancestry.com] : ancestry

Marian Soper m.Alfred Hawksley Hall, they bpt.Florence Adra Annie Hall 2 Mar 1861 Guernsey : [m.not vis Eng bmd] : ancestry


Channel Island 1861 only 1 name, in Navy (but presumably more)

Clara Soper 22 house maid at 2 Clarence Terrace, St Helier, Jersey '61cen; b.St Helier; with Mathew Scholefield 62 physician, wife & other serv Mary Selous 28unm cook; scan; [?parents Charles & Maria '41cen]

Charles Soper 61 mason at 5 Lywriter Place, St Helier, Jersey '61cen; Maria Soper 59 both b.England; dau Amelia Soper 27 unm & granddau Louisa Soper 6 scholar; both b.St Helier scan

Charles Soper 60 retired farmer at 2 Clarence Terrace, St Helier, Jersey '61cen; b.England; also grandson? Charles Peppler 8 scholar b.Trinity Parish, Jersey scan; [not vis; above; ?an ag lab 50 vis Cornwall '51cen]

Elvina Amelia Souper 20 annuitant - haken? worker at 20 Queen St, Jersey '61cen; b.St Helier, Jersey : scan

George Soper 39 labourer at St Johns Cottage?, St Johns, Jersey; b.England; '61cen Jane Soper 26 farmers wife; b.Granville, Jersey; (below 2nd household of Charles Billet 43 shoe maker & wife Esther 39) scan; scan : ['81cen George labourer & Jane]

George Soper 35 stone mason at Temperana St?, Guernsey; b.Okehampton, Dev '61cen; wife Mary P Soper 32 milliner; b.Nassau, W.I. B.S. [West Indies; British Subject] also mother-in-law Hannah Harrett 69 widow, tailoress b.Devonport, Dev; godson William N Wifon 5 scholar b.Scilly, Con & b-in-law John Ladicombe 24m millwryht b.Crediton, Dev scan
: [connection?? a George m.Mary Providence Hamlyn (or Mary Porter) Oct>Dec 1852, Stoke Damerel, Dev]

Jabez Soper 14 servant boy at Amhurst House, Amhurst on Fojle? Rd, St Peter Port, Guernsey '61cen; b.St PP scan : [parents Richard & Elizabeth m.1845]

John Soper 58 gardener at The Bocage, Formain Road, Guernsey '61cen; Jane Soper 47 cook; both b.England with Henry Crockford 45 independent, nephew Henry J 18 both b.Eng & serv Sarah Ford 10 b.Guernsey scan : ['41cen John a servant & Jane]

Mary Soper 12 scholar; William Soper 10 scholar both b.Guernsey at Bucket Lane, St Peter Port, Guernsey, neice & nephew with Charles Hughes 33 servant; Mahala 34 both b.Eng; Henry Hughes 7 & Sally Ann Hughes 4 both scholars b.Guernsey; deaf, mother-in-law 71 b.Eng & Sophia B Downy 44 blind both b.Guernsey; scan

Richard Soper 50 sawyer at 5 Bruiet, St Peter Port, Guernsey; b.England '61cen; Elizabeth Soper 43 laundress; Eliza Soper 15 milliner; William Soper 12 white smith; Charles Soper 11; Adeline Soper 10; Edward Soper 8; Mathilda Soper 6; George Soper 4 scholar; b.St Peter Port, Guernsey scan : [Richard & Elizabeth m.1845] : [brother?? William next door?]

Richard Soper 23 taylor journeyman at Doyler Road, Guernsey '61cen; b.Sry?, Dorset; boarding with Annabel? Jenny 38 married grocer & school mistress b.Poole. Dorset scan : [not obvious here or Dorset notes]

Thomas Soper 54 miller at Ashgrove, Guernsey '61cen; b.Eng; Mary Soper 56 b.Eng; both servants with Afred Mansell 55 bank manager b.St PP Guernsey, wife & dau 20 b.Denmark; also serv Mary Mocombe 25 house servant b.Eng scan : [Thomas & Mary at St Peter Port '41cen]

Thomas Soper 27unm hatter at 13 New St, St Helier, Jersey lodging with John L Gillam 47 hatter; Jane 49; Jane 17 seamstress; Ellen 15 shop ass & Emily 13 scholar all b.St Helierscan : [Thomas m.Jane Elizabeth Davis bef.1867]

Thirza Soper 44 widow, cook at Harelet Ho.10 Harelet Road, Guernsey '61cen; b.England; with house servant Ann Rankler 59unm & housemaid Martha Manhalling 49m : [householder not vis] scan : [Henry Soper m.Thirza Maria Lane bef.1849, perhaps Yorkshire]

William Soper 55 master carpenter, employing 11 men at Charcoterie, St Peter Port, Guernsey '61cen; Sarah Soper 71 grocer; both b.England scan : [see '41cen]

William Saper 44 lab at 6 Bruiet, St Peter Port, Guernsey; Elizabeth Saper 39 lab; both b.England; Henery Saper 18 lab; Elizebeth Saper 12; Emilia Saper 10 all b.Jersey; Emma Saper 8; Susan Saper 5; Ernest Saper 2 all scholar; all b.Guernsey scan : [brother?? Richard next door?] : [William Soaper m.Elizabeth bef.1842]

William Soper 20 carpenter at Hubits Road, St Martins, Guernsey '61cen, Channel Islands; b.St Peter Port, Guernsey; boarding with Hilary Le Chaminont 25 carpenter b.St PP & wife 24 b.Eng scan : [with wife Isabell Isle of Wight '71/'01cen biog]

James Soper 15 b.Plymouth, Dev '61cen; boy on vessel, St Sampson Harbour; master, Thomas Gibbins 42 : mate Samuel Carder 32 : able seaman William Edwards 28 all married & b.Exemouth, Dev : Ab Seamen William Trace 28 b,Liverpool, Lancs : Aren Weddon 28, b.Exemouth, Dev & ord seamen Henery Griffith 21 b.Carmarthenshire, Wales

Elizabeth S Soper 30 '61cen. b.Guernsey, a charwoman, with husband George Soper 3- a labourer b.Oakhampton, Dev, at Stoke Damerel, Dev


Edith Jane Soper m.Walter John Ward, they bpt.William John Ward 25 Jul 1862 Guernsey : [m.not vis Eng bmd; no Edith Jane Soper '61cen]

Walter Richard Soper, formerly of Basingstoke, Hants boot & shoemaker & leather seller, then of St Heliers, Jersey journeyman shoemaker, also carrying on business a shoemaker, in the name of Walter Richard Rowland, now of Basingstoke & out of business, adjudged bankrupt 28 Mar 1862, is required to surrender himself to Court of Bankruptcy 14 Apr 11:30, London. Assignee, Mr Lott, 44 Parliament St, solicitor. (1 Apr) : bankrupt passed his last examination & make application for discharge, 20 May 1862 Court, at Basinghall St court (18 Apr) : Order of Discharge made 20 May (1 Jul) : [see hants]

Caroline Soper (now Savage) & James Savage a Corporal 61 Reg Foot, parents of Mary Charlotte Savage b.30 Aug 1863; bapt.24 Jan 1864, St Helier Church. : jerseyheritagetrust : ['41cen a Caroline 1 with William/Ann St Helier (& a Caroline age 5 with John/Jane Guernsey)]

Clarissa Matilda Soper (now Le Breton) & Philip John Le Breton a sailmaker, parents of Henry Charles Philip Le Breton b.15 Jun 1866, bapt.8 Jul St Helier Church. Mary Ann Soper godmother (also , & Philip Robert Le Breton b.23 Dec 1868 bapt.3 Feb godmother Jane Alexander) jerseyheritagetrust
: Clarissa Matilda (Soper) & Philip John Le Breton had dau Clarissa Maria Mary Ann Le Breton b.24 Mar 1876 (no fathers occupation) god father P G Le Breton & god mother C M Soper; also Geoffrey Morgan Le Breton b.2 Nov 1880 god parents W M Morgan & C M Soper; Taken from St James BK 5 Dec 1880; bpt at St Helier parish by J W Tapper

Thomas Soper a hatter m.Jane Elizabeth Davis bef.1867
- Emma Jane Caroline Soper b.17 Jan
1867, bapt.3 Mar St Helier Church, (mother ne Davis) : Godparents Thomas Soper, Mary Ann Soper & Jane Elizabeth Bisson
- Alice Mary Soper b.5 Jun 1869; bapt.27 Jun, father still a hatter; godparents Thomas & Mary Queree
- Edith M Soper b.c1875 St H, a miliner, unm 36 '11cen
- Florence Emily Soper, of 6 Victoria Cottage Homes, St Saviour, b.10 Jun 1877; '11cen unm 34 dressmaker; Nationality Dept Record; Jan 1941
- Hilda Jessie Soper b.5 Nov 1882; bpt.3 Oct 1882 to Thomas Soper, hatter & Jane Elizabeth (Davis); godmother Elvina Mallet, bpt at St Helier parish by L Seichan; from www.jerseyheritagetrust; will 1956
: ['41cen presume Thomas 7 with parents William & Ann ]
: ['61cen Thomas 27unm hatter at 13 New St, St Helier, Jersey; lodging with John L Gillam 47 hatter; Jane 49; Jane 17 seamstress; Ellen 15 shop ass & Emily 13 scholar all b.St H]
: ['71cen Thomas hatter 36, b.St Helier; at 10 New St, St Helier; Jane Eliza 32, b.Trinity; Emma J C 4, Alice Mary 1 both b.St Helier; 2nd family in building Pr Aubin seaman 74, wife 67 dressmaker son & sister 57 milliner b.St Helier & shop assistant 32 [so speculate row of shops?] : scan]
: Hilda Jessie, of 6 Victoria Cottage Homes, St Saviour, Jersey; b.10 Jun 1877; Registration card of Immigration & Nationality Dept Record; 16 Jan 1941 & her will 22 Oct 1956 of 15, Victoria Cottage Homes; Record 21 May 1960 jerseyheritagetrust
: ['81cen Thomas 47 a hatter at 10 New St, St Heliers. b.St H; Jane E 42 b.Trinity, Jersey; Emma J C 14; Edith M 6; Florence E 4 all b.St H
: ['91cen Thomas hatter at 10 Broad St, St Helier 56 b.St H, Jane 52 b.Trinley, Jersey, daus Edith 16 milliner, Florence 14; Hilda 8 all b.St H; scan]
: ['01cen Thomas hatter 66 self employed at home, 10 Broad St at St Helier, Jersey, b.St H; Edith milliner 26 b.St H, Florence 24 dressmaker (employee) b.St H, Hilda 18 b.St H; scan]
: ['11cen age 76, an army/navy] : [?pensioner?] with dau Edith M 36, Florence E 34 dressmaker & Hilda J 28
]
: [a Matilda Elenore Soper's will 1909, recorded 1936, 3 West End Terrace, Peirson Rd, St Helier] : [Matilda b.1864 to Walter Richard Soper & Elecodie Olive Rachel Roussean who m.1863 Southampton, Hants]

Emma Jane Caroline Soper b.17 Jan 1867, bapt.3 Mar St Helier Church, to Thomas Soper, a hatter & Jane Eliza Soper (ne Davis) : Godparents Thomas Soper, Mary Ann Soper & Jane Elizabeth Bisson [age 4 '71cen Jersey see '81cen]
Alice Mary Soper b.5 Jun 1869; bapt.27 Jun, father still a hatter; godparents Thomas & Mary Queree jerseyheritagetrust [age 1 '71cen see '81cen]

William Helson Soper m.Isabell Sophia nee.Edwards bef.1867, perhaps Guernsey? (not vis Eng bmd) b.c1840 St Peter Port, Guernsey, parents John & Jane m.bef.1835
- Francis William Soper b.St Peter Port bpt.9 Dec 1863; not vis '81cen
- Amy Isabel Soper bpt.19 Nov 1864 Guernsey to Wm & Isabella
- Helen Soper bpt.11 Apr 1866 St Peter Port, Guernsey to Wm Helson Soper & Isabella nee Edwards & ; '91cen, 24unm dress maker; ?'01cen matron at Croydon m.Frederick Morris Garrett Apr>Jun 1904, I of Wight, Hants; hosting parents '11cen below
: '41cen William age 1 in Guernsey with family
: '51cen William 11 with John 49 groom at 1 Croutas (off or nr Queens Rd), St Peter Port, Guernsey; Jane 37; John 16 shoe maker; Richard 15 tailor app; Caroline 14 dress maker app all b.England; William 11 scholar b.St Peter Port scan
: '61cen William 20 carpenter at Hubits Rd, St Martins, Guernsey; b.St Peter Port, Guernsey; boarding with Hilary Le Chaminont 25 carpenter b.St PP & wife 24 b.Eng scan
: ['71cen William carpenter 30 at Little Isarel, Arreton, [I of W], Hants; Isabell Soper 31 a dressmaker, Francis Soper 7,Helen Soper 4, all b.St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands : scan]
: ['81cen William 40 carpenter at Lansdown Cemetery Lodge Lansdown Rd, Walcot, S.set; Isabella 41; Helen 14 scholar all b.Guernsey; scan] : [?a William cleaning market 11pm Sat witnessed assault on fellow cleaner 1874]
: ['91cen William 50 carpenter (employee) at Down Cottage, Winterbourne Down, Winterbourne, Glos; Isabella 50; Ellen 24unm dress maker all b.Guemsey, Channel Islands; scan] : [?in '01cen or ?an Ellen Harriet m.I of W 1899]
: ['01cen William 58 carpenter in 4 rooms at 18 New St, Newport, Isle of Wight, Hants; Isabella 57 both b.Guernsey; scan]
: ['01cen ??a Helen 31, instit matron at Croydon, Surrey; b.Guernsey]
: William Soper, at 18 New St, Newport, between Chapel St & Trafalgar Rd IofW Directory, 1904
: ['11cen William Helson Soper, 70 at Victoria Rd, South Lowestoft, Mutford, Suffolk & Isabella Sophia Soper 71, both b.Guernsey, Channel Islands 'Guernsey resident' living with son-in-law Frederick Morriss Garrett 37m tramway inspector b.Toddington, Beds]
: Isabella S Soper (c1840-1917) d.Oct>Dec 1917, Dartford, Kent, age 77
: William H Soper (c1840-1919) d.Oct>Dec 1919, Dartford, age 79

Mr Soper arrived Jersey on the Normundy from Southampton 11 Nov; in 'The Star' (pub.St Peter Port), 13 Nov 1869, from news.bl.uk; scan

Mr Soper made speech at anniversary meeting of St James's Church; in 'The Star' (pub.St Peter Port), 4 Jan 1870, from news.bl.uk; scan

Soper arrived by Guersey on the Havre from Jersey 28 Jul ; in 'The Star' (pub.St Peter Port) 30 Jul 1870, from news.bl.uk; scan


Guernsey 1871, 24 Sopers

Amelia Soper (c1851-?) a gen servant 20, b.St Helier, Jersey; at 11 Esplanade, Le Bosq, St Peter Port; in household of Sarah P Rougier 39 widow annintant & niece Emma R Bramwell 14 both b.Eng : scan : [Amelia m.Adolphus Edmund Ozanne 1878] : [4m with parents William Soaper; Elizabeth at St Peters, Jersey; '51cen]

Maria Soper (c1804-?) a widowed, late charwoman 67, b.Eng; at 5 Ingouville Place, St Helier; Louisa Soper 17 a general servant, b.St Helier; also dau sailors's wife Claressa LeBreton 25 & sons Henry 4 & Philip 2 all b.St Helier other families; a widowed needlewoman 54 son & sister, widowed charwoman 67 & 2 female boarders : scan : ['41cen]

Richard Soaper (c1815-?) a paper maker 56, b.Eng; at Fosse Laundry, Gormanville, St Peter Port, Guernsey; Elizabeth Soaper 52 a laundress, Charles Soaper 21 a ag lab, Adelina Soaper 19 a dress maker, Edward Soaper 16 a carpenter, Mathilda Soaper 15 a ironer, George Soaper 13 a white smith, all but father b.St Peter Port, Guernsey; also in property, Samuel Beck blacksmith 30 b.Eng & wife Ann E b.St.PP : scan : [assume fibres used for papermaking] : [Richard & Elizabeth m.1845] : [Charles 31 in '81cen]

Richard Soper (c1834-?) a tailor 37 at 26 Mansell St, St Peter Port, b.St Peter Port, Guernsey; scan : [ '51cen apprentice tailor with parents John & Jane]

Susan Soper (c1855-?) a general servant 16 b.Scotland; at 18 George Rd, St Peter Port; with William Courtenay 63 watchmaker (emp 2) b.Eng, Rachel 57 b.St Martin, William R 16 apprentice b.StPP, lodger Catherine Gasesigne 56 b.StPP : also visiter Robert Gillespie 76 widowed retired gentleman farmer b.Eng : scan

Thomas Modbury? Soper (c1806-?) an ag lab 65 b.Modbury, Devon; at 16 Mount Row, St Peter Port; Mary Soper 67 b.Cambridgeshire; 2nd family in property? Thomas & Rachel Bechant 72 & 79 mason b.Guernsey : scan : [Thomas & Mary still St Peter Port '41cen, '51cen '71cen & '81cen]

William Soper (c1806-?) a contractor 65, b.Devon; at 5 Charrotterie, St Peter Port; Martha Soper 58 b.Chakrele?, Dorset : scan : [& 2nd household in the same property of William 30 son?] : [?'81cen perhaps the Martha widow 78 b.Plymouth (wrong age & b.place)]
- William Charles Sopier bpt.30 Apr 1867 St Pierre Port, Guernsey to William & Martha

William Soper 53 stonecracker at 23 St Georges Esplanade; '71cen Elizabeth 48, both b.Eng; Ernest 11 stonecracker, Emma 8, Emily 5, Susan 1y 3m, all b.St Peter Port, Guernsey : [no scan] : [William Soaper m.Elizabeth bef.1842]

William Soper (c1841-?) stonecracker 30; b.St Helier, Jersey; at 13 Pedvin St, St Peter Port; wife Eliza Soper 33 dressmaker & b.England; [& 2nd household in the same property of William 53 parents?]

William Soper (c1856-?) a scholar 15 b.St Helier, Jersey; at Salt Pans, St Sampson; John Soper 14 a scholar b.Hampshire; with Henry Coggen 35 quarryman b.Dorset, & wife Elizabeth 27 b.Plymouth (the only people at salt pans, next family Church Rd) : scan

Jersey 1871, 9 Sopers Edwin Soper 40 engine driver, at La Cave, St Lawrence, Jersey; b.Dev; Jane Susan Soper 35; Jane Soper 8 both St Lawrence, Jersey; Ellen Mary Soper 7 b.St Martin, Jersey; Louisa Florence Soper 5 all scholar; Mary Ann Soper 3; William Soper 8m all b.St Lawrence; & boarders Louisa Canning 42w, ironer & Esther Gaudin 40 both St Lawrence

George Soper (c1821-?) a gardener 50, b.Dorset; at Gelettes Hill, Coin, Tourgis, Sud, St Lawrence; Jane Soper 36, b.Grouville : scan : ['81cen George labourer & Jane]

Maria Soper (c1804-?) a late charwoman 67, b.Eng; at 5 Ingouville Place, St Helier; Louisa Soper 17 a general servant, b.St Helier : scan; ['41cen]

Thomas Soper (c1835-?) a hatter 36, b.St Helier; at 10 New St, St Helier; Jane Eliza Soper 32, b.Trinity; Emma J C Soper 4, Alice Mary Soper 1 both b.St Helier; 2nd family in building Pr Aubin seaman 74, wife 67 dressmaker son & sister 57 milliner b.St Helier & shop assistant 32 [so speculate row of shops?] : scan [Thomas m.Jane Elizabeth Davis bef.1867]

Walter Soper (c1862-?) a scholar 9, b.Eng; at Hasting's Cottage, Roseville St, St Helier; scan
: [connection? Charles Goronwy Soper of Greenwood Hotel, Roseville St, St Helier. Grant of Probate 19 Sep 1969 : jerseyheritagetrust

& 5 born in Channel Islands, '71 cen but living in England

William Soper (c1841-?) a carpenter 30 at Little Isarel, Arreton, Hants [central Isle of Wight] ; Isabell Soper 31 a dressmaker, Francis Soper 7,Helen Soper 4, all b.St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands : scan : [see biog in Hants]


Edwin Soper b.c1841 Dev m.bef1871* to Jane Susan Gaundin** b.c1846 St L {both fathers b.Dev} [*m.39y '11cen] : [**assumed from '91cen] [assume his sister Louisa Canning 42 widow '81cen; Louisa Cannirty '91cen]
- Jane Susan Soper b.c1873 St Lawrence;
- Ellen Mary Soper b.c1874 St Martin
- Louisa Florence Soper b.c1876 St L; ['91cen 14 milliner with widowed aunt Louisa Cannirty]; [
'11cen with husband William Joseph Cabot 38 carpenter; m.c1897]
- Mary Ann Soper b.c1878 St Lawrence; ['01cen 23 neice with Charles & Mary James (&'91cen)] : [? a Mary Ann m. Arthur William Bisson, her will 1944]
- William Soper b.c1881 St Lawrence;
- John Soper b.c1883 St Lawrence; '11cen grocers ass 28 at St H; [a John of St Helier, b.1 Oct 1884; Reg card Jan 1941]
- Mable Maud Soper b.8 Feb 1887 St Lawrence; a Mable at school?; m.George Hamon; at La Rocque, Grouville WW2; will 1954
: ?a Louisa mentioned twice in Jersey National Girls school Log Book 1862-1901. from www.jerseyheritagetrust
: ['81cen Edwin 40 engine driver, at La Cave, St L; b.Dev; Jane Susan 35 b.St L: Jane 8 : Ellen Mary 7 b.St Martin, Louisa Florence 5 all scholars; Mary Ann 3; William 8m, all but Ellen b.St L also Louisa Canning 42 b.St L widowed ironer, boarder & Esther Gusdin 40unm b.St L boarder, lunatic : source]
: ['91cen Edwin 50 gen labourer in 4 rooms at La Cave, St Lawrence, Guernsey; b.Dev; Jane Susan 45; Jane Susan 18 dress maker; Ellen Mary 17 b.St Martin; William 10 both scholars; John 8; Mable M 4 all but Ellen b.St Lawrence, Jersey scan]
: ['91cen Louisa 14 milliner (dress) at 11b Devonshire Ln, St H; niece with Louisa Cannirty? widowed laundress, sister Esther Gaundin 50unm imbacile & brother John Gandin 42 unm sailmaker all b.St L; scan]
: ['91cen Mary Ann 13 scholar at 40 Aquila Rd, St H; b.St L; niece with Charles James 44 miller b.St Peters & wife Mary Ann James 53 shop keeper; b.St L, [6 in 3 households there] : scan]
: '01cen not visable : ('01cen Mary 23 at St Lawrence,still with uncle/aunt)
: ['11cen Edwin 70 farm labourer b.Dev at Slindy Brook, St L {father b.Dev}; Jane Susan 65 {39y 11kids, 5d} b.St L {father b.Dev}; Mabel Maud 24 laundress b.St L; scan]
: ['11cen John 28 grocers assistant at 4 Le Geyt St, St Helier {5 rooms}; b.St Lawrence {father b.Devon} brother-in-law with William Joseph Cabot 38 carpenter b.St H, Louisa Florence Cabot 34 {m.14y, 2 children} b.St L, Linda Louisa Cabot 13 & Doris Ellen Cabot 11 both at school, b.St H; scan] : [?a J Soper in Royal Militia of Jersey 1914]

Soper from Southampton on 'The Waverley'; in 'The Star' pub.St Peter Port, 1 Jul 1871, from news.bl.uk; scan
: Mrs Soper arrived from Weymouth on 'The Aquilla' 8 Aug; in 'The Star' 10 Aug 1871;
scan
: Mr Soper arrived on 'The Havre', from Southampton 13 May; in 'The Star' 15 May 1873;
scan
: Mrs Soper arrived on 'Aquila' 9 Aug; in 'The Star' 11 Aug 1874;
scan

Louise Mary Ann (Soper) & Frederick Angell a gas fitter; bapt children St Helier; Alice Maud b.9 Jul 1872, bpt.11 Aug; Robert Charles b.23 Jun 1873 bpt.12 Oct (godfather Joseph Fielding); Tom b.17 Jan 1879; bpt.9 Feb (godfather Tom Angell by minister D M Lempriere); Robert b.4 May 1881; bpt 18 May; Grace b.21 Sep 1883; bpt 19 Dec (both by curate P A Le Feuvre); Ann Florence b.4 Dec 1884 bpt 24.Jun 1885 (by minister C H Gough) Willia Douglas b.19 Jan 1887 bpt.2 Mar; Alice Gertrude b.12 Oct 1888 bpt 1 Apr 1890; Blanche b.12 Dec 1889, bpt 1 Apr 1890; all at St Helier parish; www.jerseyheritagetrust & theislandwik
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Louisa Margaret Soper (b.c1855 St Helier) m.Frederick Angell, St Saviour's Church, Jersey; 16 children b.St Helier 1872-92 tree

Adelina Selina Soper m.John James Henry Drew, they bpt.Albert Charles Akarter Drew 8 Apr 1873 St Pierre Port, Guernsey : [dau of Richard & Elizabeth Vagg who m.1845] : [d & m.not vis Eng bmd or '51/'61cen] : ancestry

Matilda Alice Soper (1855-1892) b.Vale, Guernsey; m.27 Apr 1876, Eldad Chapel St PP, to Henry Netherton (1854-1909) nurseryman; 12 children; d.22 Sep 1892, Villa Threasa Ville Au Roi S.P.P.Gsy; decarteret.org.uk

John Soper (c1803-1876) d.5 Nov 1876, aged 73 years [not bmd vis - a John d.Exeter Apr>Jun 1875 age 73], 'The Star ' (pub.St Peter Port 18 Nov), from newspapers.bl.uk [??'51cen a John 49 in England b.Guernsey] Florence Emily Soper, of 6 Victoria Cottage Homes, St Saviour, b.10 Jun 1877 : Immigration & Nationality Dept Record; 16 Jan 1941 : jerseyheritagetrust ['81cen age 4 with Thomas/Jane Eliza]

Louisa Soper in Jersey National Girls school Log Book sometime between 1878-92 : jerseyheritagetrust : [a Louisa 14 at St Helier '91cen b.St Lawrence, a milliner] : [?a Louisa Mary Ann Soper m.Frederick Angell a gas fitter, a son b.1887]

Amelia Soper m.Adolphus Edmund Ozanne, painter; Frederick William Ozanne b.10 Jan 1878; bpt 17 Aug 1879 & Albert Edward Ozanne b.29 Jul 1879; bpt 17 Aug 1879 to Adolphus Edmund & Amelia (Soper) painter; at St Helier parish by curate J U Pilbeam. from www.jerseyheritagetrust
: ['71cen Amelia (c1851-?) gen servant 20, b.St Helier, Jersey; at 11 Esplanade, Le Bosq, St Peter Port; in household of Sarah P Rougier 39 widow annintant & niece Emma R Bramwell 14 both b.Eng : scan] : [age 1 in '51cen with William Soaper b.Eng 43 & Elizabeth]


Guernsey 1881 Census, 17 Sopers

Anne D Soper 71, head, a widowed gen serv b.? at 13 St Georges Esplanade, St Peter-Port : Margaret D Soper 13 grand dau, scholar b.America (British) : [Margaret not vis '71/'91cen or bmd ]

Charles E Soper 31 an ag lab at Cheminant Cottage La, Couture Rd, St Peter Port, Guernsey; b.St PP : wife Annie Soper 31 b.Eng : Amy Gertrude Soper 1 b.St PP; Vagg site
: Charles Edward Soper b.St PP to Richard & Elizabeth nee Vagg, m.1845 Charles m.Honor Beck [not vis uk bmd] & child Amy Gertrude Soper source
Amy Gertrude Soper b.3 Dec 1879 St PP ; a nurse '01cen; (a lady's maid in Mayfair*)
Eva Soper b.1882, St PP (a children's nurse, Guernsey*)
Hilda Soper b.1884, St PP; '11cen unm nurse
Lloyd W Soper b.1889, Castel, Guernsey; to US 1907; Iowa farmer; m.Edith Vawter 1914
Nettie Soper b.1893, St Martins, Guernsey; '11cen Hettie 18 dressmaker; (1917-8 waitress, Pirbright soldiers' convalescent hosp, her sweetheart in Mesopotamia*)
: [Charles Edward b.1848 to Richard & Elizabeth]
: ['71cen with parents]
: ['91cen Charles 41 gardener at Hubits Haut, St Peter Port; b.St PP, Annie 41, b.S.set, Amy 11, Eva 9, Hilda 7 all scholars b.St PP, Lloyd 2 b.Castel, Guernsey : scan]
: ['01cen 51 foreman gardening at St Martins, Guernsey, Annie b.St M 51, Lloyd 12 b.Catel, Guernsey, Nettie 8 b.St Martins : & an Amy 21 nurse '01cen]
: ['11cen Charles 60 gardener at St PP, b.St PP {his father b.Ivybridge, Dev}, Honor 60 b.Chard, S.set {father b.St Nicholas, Combe, S,set}, Hettie 18 dressmaker (self employed at home) b.St Martins, Guernsey : scan {m.32y; 7 children 2d} : Hilda a nurse 27 at St PP]
: [Charles Edward Soper (1850-1920) gardener; d.28 Feb 1920 Hillstead Foulon Rd, St PP (gave up work 1918 as ill*)]
: *Lloyd W Soper (c1889-1916) sailed from Liverpool, on The Lucania, arriving Ellis Island, NY. 31 Mar 1907 Residence London. Lloyd left his parents home, at "Hillstead," in Foulon, Guernsey, Channel Islands, via Liverpool. He became a farmer near Chariton, in Lucas County, Iowa & m.Edith Vawter, Feb 1914. Dau Alice b. Aug 1916. Within 3 months, Lloyd took tuberculosis treatment in Des Moines, staying with the Ozannes family, relatives from England & died. His parents Charles (?-1920) (gave up work 1918 as ill) & Annie, sisters, Amy (a lady's maid in Mayfair, Lon; a baptist, but attends conregational chapel as the minister splendid), Eva (children's nurse, Guernsey), Hilda & Nettie (waitress Pirbright soldier's convalescent hospital, 1917-8, her sweetheart in Mesopotamia). Edith rem.Mr Ashby 1920 : Alice m.Mr Shaw ; from Soper letters in US uni [link mislayed]

Edward Soper 26, wife Elizabeth Soper 25 both b.Guernsey, at 9 Maughan Terr, Penarth, Glamorgan : [Edward George b.1848 to Richard & Elizabeth]

Elizabeth Soper 63, wife (head), a laundress at Normanville Fosse Andre, St Peter-Port. b.St PP, also Francis Atkins 18 a dom serv : ['71cen laundress 52, husband 56 & 5 kids 13-21]

Martha Soper 78 retired serv b.Plymouth at 11 Victoria Terrace, St Peter-Port one of two female friends 54 living with Helier BAKER 78 a farmer b.Sark : ['71cen 58 b.Dorset & husband William 65? but wrong place & date]

Richard Soper 65 a dom serv at Belle Vue, St Peter-Port, born ?, the only servant in house of Mary JOHN 71, 2 dau, 6 gr.children 7-16 & a boarder : [m.Elizabeth 1845] : ['71cen perhaps 56 (if so wife Elizabeth laundress 52 above)]

Thomas Soper 76, a gardener at 7 Ville Au Roi, St Peter-Port, Guernsey. b.Dev : wife Mary Soper 78 b.Cambridge : [Thomas & Mary still St Peter Port '41cen, '51cen '71cen & '81cen]

William Soper 64 a widowed stone dresser b.? at 23 St Georges Esplanade, St Peter-Port : Emily Soper 17 dau, um, a house keeper b.St Johns : [William Soaper m.Elizabeth bef.1842]

William D Soper 42 ship carpenter at Bath Cottage S Jacques, St Peter Port, Guernsey. b.St Helier, Jersey : wife Isabella D Soper 38 b.Catel, Guernsey : Isabella D Soper 12 b.? & Walter W D Soper 11d b.St PP : [b.1848 to Richard & Elizabeth] : [with wife Isabell Isle of Wight '71/'01cen biog]

William Soper 35 a widowed stone cracker at 15 Pollet St, St Peter Port b.St PP, Guernsey : [b.1846 to Richard & Elizabeth]

William Soper 30 a fisherman b.'France', Guernsey, Ann Soper 27 a servant, Henry L Soper age 2 at Campbell St 6 Beaufort Terr, Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire & Lena Soper 4m both b.Hull, Yorks

Jersey 1881 census, 15 Sopers

Edwin Soper 40 an engine driver at La Cave, St Lawrence. b.Dev; Jane Susan Soper 35 [assume ne Gaundin from '91cen] b.St Lawrence: Jane Soper 8; Ellen Mary Soper 7 b.St Martin; Louisa Florence Soper 5 all scholars; Mary Ann Soper 3; William Soper 8m, all but Ellen b.St Lawrence, Jersey; others in household Louisa Canning 42 b.St L widowed ironer, boarder & Esther Gusdin 40 b.St L unm boarder, lunatic : source : [m.bef1871]

George Soper 60 a labourer at La Cave (Merry Vale), St Lawrence, b.Dorset; wife Jane Soper 46 b.Grouville, Jersey 42 a widowed ironer scan
: ['41cen perhaps George Soaper 20-4 at Maiden Newton, Dorset, parents Mathew & Emmey]
: ['61cen George 39 labourer at St Johns Cottage?, St Johns, Jersey; b.England; Jane 26 farmers wife; b.Granville, Jersey; (below 2nd household of Charles Billet 43 shoe maker & wife Esther 39) scan; &]
: ['71cen George gardener 50, b.Dorset; at Gelettes Hill, Coin, Tourgis, Sud, St Lawrence; Jane 36, b.Grouville : scan]
: ['91cen George 69 agricultural labourer at Clear View Cottage, Rue de Haute, St Lawrence, 69 b.England; wife Jane 55 charwoman b.Grouville, Jersey (both employees); scan]

Matilda Soper 16 no occupation b.Southampton, Hants, at 32 Hilgrove Ln, St Helier niece, with Auguste M C Archer 32 a master baker & wife Elonid Archer, both b.Jersey : a visiting schoolteacher 24 scan : [b.1864 to Walter Richard Soper & Elecodie Olive Rachel Roussean who m.1863 Southampton, Hants] : ['91cen with uncle/aunt Thomas/Jane] : ['01cen Matilda 32 at Jersey] : ['11cen Matilda 46 at Jersey]

Thomas Soper 47 a hatter at 10 New St, St Helier. b.St H; wife Jane E Soper 42 b.Trinity, Jersey; Emma J C Soper 14; Edith M Soper 6; Florence E Soper 4 all b.St H; (a publican's family also at address?) scan & : [Thomas m.Jane Elizabeth Davis bef.1867] : [parents? William & Ann '51cen]

born Channel Islands 1881 but living elsewhere

William Soper 40 carpenter at Lansdown Cemetery Lodge Lansdown Rd, Walcot, S.set, wife Isabella Soper 41 & Helen 14 scholar all b.Guernsey : [in Hants '71cen]

William Soper 30 fisherman b.'France', Guernsey at Campbell St 6 Beaufort Terr, Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire; Ann Soper 27 servant, Henry L Soper (c1879-?) age 2 & Lena Soper 4m both b.Hull, Yorks : [William Lane Soper m.1877 & d.Apr>Jun 1881 age 30 Hull, Yorks]


Hilda Jessie Soper b.5 Nov 1882; bpt.3 Oct 1882 to Thomas Soper, hatter & Jane Elizabeth (Davis); godmother Elvina Mallet, bpt at St Helier parish by L Seichan; from www.jerseyheritagetrust

Herbert Charles Soper d.6 Jan 1886 aged 15 days (extract from the civil register); in 'The Star ' (pub.St Peter Port) 16 Jan, from newspapers.bl.uk

Louisa Mary Ann Soper (now Angell) & Frederick Angell a gas fitter, parents of Douglas Angell b.19 Jan 1887; private bapt.2 Mar 1887, St Helier Church : jerseyheritagetrust : [?a Louisa at school after 1878, assume niece of Thomas & Jane see '81cen]

Lloyd W Soper (c1889-1916) age 18, sailed from Liverpool, on The Lucania, arriving Ellis Island, NY. 31 Mar 1907. Residence London, Eng
: Lloyd left his parents home, at "Hillstead,", Foulon, Guernsey, Channel Islands, via Liverpool. He became a farmer near Chariton, Lucas County, Iowa & m.Edith Vawter, Feb 1914. dau Alice, b.Aug 1916. Within 3 months, Lloyd took tuberculosis treatment in Des Moines (staying with English relatives, 'the Ozannes') & died. His parents Charles (?-1920) & Annie; (Charles gave up work 1918 as ill); sisters, Amy [a
lady's maid in Mayfair, Lonm a baptist, but attends Conregational Chapel as the minister splendid], Eva (a children's nurse, Guernsey), Hilda & Nettie (a waitress in Pirbright convalescent hospital, 1917-8; had sweetheart in Mesopotamia). Edith rem Mr Ashby 1920 : Alice m. Mr Shaw : from Soper letters : [with parents '91cen & '01cen]

Mary Mansfield Soper d.11 Nov 1889, age 86, wife of Thomas Soper; from St Peter Port Register; in 'The Star ' (pub.St Peter Port) 16 Nov, from newspapers.bl.uk : [Thomas & Mary at St Peter Port '41cen - '91cen]


Channel Islands 1891 Census, 30 Sopers

Charles Soper 41 gardener at Hubits Haut, St Peter Port, Guernsey; b.St PP, wife Annie Soper 41, b.Somerset, Amy Soper 11, Eva Soper 9, Hilda Soper 7 all scholars b.St PP, Lloyd Soper 2 b.Castel, Guernsey : scan : ['81cen]

Emily Soper 23 unm general domestic servant, at 10 New Street, St Peter Port, Guernsey; b.St PP; with Louisa Miller 39 widowed lodging house keeper, dau Myra 14, mother Margaret Farrell 80 own means & adopted child Florence L Gonbey 10 scholar b.St PP, also 7 lodgers, male workers 23-30, 1 with wife : scan : [?parents William Soaper m.Elizabeth bef.1842]
: '01cen Emily 34 general domestic servant, b.St PP

Edwin Soper 50 general labourer in 4 rooms at La Cave, St Lawrence, Guernsey; b.Devon '91cen : wife Jane Susan Soper 45; Jane Susan Soper 18 dress maker; Ellen Mary Soper 17 b.St Martin; William Soper 10 both scholars; John Soper 8; Mable M Soper 4 all but Ellen b.St Lawrence, Jersey : scan : [m.c1872]

George Soper 69 agricultural labourer at Clear View Cottage, Rue de Haute, St Lawrence, Jersey; b.England : wife Jane Soper 55 charwoman b.Grouville, Jersey (both employees) : scan : [60 labourer at La Cave '81cen]

Jane Soper 57 married head at 22 Pollesth, St Peter Port, Guernsey '91cen & son William Forode 22unm coachman (groom) both b.St PP (9 in 4 households there) : scan : [not vis earlier]

Louisa Soper 14 milliner (dress) at 11b Devonshire Lane, St Helier, Jersey '91cen niece with Louisa Cannirty? widowed laundress, sister Esther Gaundin 50unm imbacile & brother John Gaudin 42 unm sailmaker all b.St Lawrence : scan : [parents Edwin & Jane Susan m.c1872]

Mathilda Soper 24 on own means at 21 Clarendon Road, St Helier, Jersey '91cen; b.Southampton unm niece with Auguste Magloir D'Archer?44 living on his own means b.St Lawrence, Jer; wife Elvine Ann 43 b.St Lawrence, Jer : scan : [b.1864 to Walter Richard & Elecodie Olive Rachel Roussean who m.1863 Southampton, Hants]

Mary Ann Soper 13 scholar at 40 Aquila Road, St Heliers, Jersey; b.St Lawrence '91cen, niece with Charles James 44 miller b.St Peters & wife Mary Ann James 53 shop keeper; b.St Lawrence [6 in 3 households there] : scan : [parents Edwin & Jane Susan m.c1872]

Philip Sopier at Jersey Orphans House, Grouville, 4 b.St Helier, Jersey : scan : [on 23rd page emplying big unit] : [assume gr.son or nephew of Wallace A Sopier 50 below; (Philip not vis later)] Richard Soper father-in-law 76 sawyer b.Eng, Elizabeth Soper 73 m-in-law laundress (retired) b.St Peter Port at Rue Pondunie R R, St Martins, Guernsey '91cen with Philip J Filleul 37 head; an assurance agent (employee) b.St Clements, Jer, wife Adelina Filleul 39 dress maker residential b.Geurnsey & step children Albert A Drew 17; Winifred E 15 app dress maker; Ethel M app grocer; Walter N 13 & Arthur W 12 both app gardeners, Clifford J 10 scholar & son Stanley Fillent 3 all b. St Peter Port, Guernsey: scan : [Richard & Elizabeth m.1845]

Thomas Soper (1835-?) a hatter? at 10 Broad Street, St Heleir 56 b.St H, Jersey; Jane Soper 52 b.Trinley, Jersey, 3 dau Edith Soper 16 milliner; Florence Soper 14; Hilda Soper 8 all b.St H; scan : [Thomas m.Jane Elizabeth Davis bef.1867]

Wallace A Sopier (1850-?) near Church, Terrace, St Martin, Vingtaine De L Eglise St Martins, Jersey, 41; Jane Sopier 50 b.St Martin & mother Mary Sopier 70 b.b.St Saviour, Jersey scan : ['91cen assume connection to Philip Sopier at Jersey Orphans House, Grouville, 4 b.St Helier, Jersey above]

& 5 born in Channel Islands, '01 cen but moved to another county
William Soper (1850-?) at Winterbourne, Glos 50, wife Isabella Soper 50, & dau Ellen Soper 24 all b.Guernsey '91cen : [in Hants
'71cen]


Mable Soper in St Matthews Mixed schooll Millbrook Log Book 1894-1915. from www.jerseyheritagetrust : [?a Mable Maud b.c1887 to Edwin & Jane Susan m.c1872]

John William Soper Hunt bpt.7 Mar 1897 St Pierre Port, Guernsey to Elizabeth nee Soper & John Hunt; also Agnes Thursa Hunt bpt.9 Dec 1847 Guernsey; ancestry.com

William Soper (c1887-?) b.St Lawrence, Jersey, a gardener, Pvt 1st Reg Jersey Light Infantry; Jersey Militia; Attested at St Helier, Jersey, 17 Jul 1899; age 18; Joined Aldershot 21 Jul 99; Served 21 years Royal Army Medical Corps; S Africa 9y, Mauritius 2½y, Brit Ex Force, France 5y; biog


Channel Islands 1901 Census, 19 Sopers

Amy Soper (1880-?) 21unm domestic nurse b.St Peter Port, Guernsey, at 'Widford Lodge', 5 Kings Rd, St PP '01cen; scan, in household of Henry J Harvey 60 Lt.-Col. retired Kings Own Borderers; b.St PP, Guernsey, wife 47 & 3 children 8-12, cook 63 b.Lancs, housemaid 20 b.Dresdon, Germany, from Harvey biog [Amy Gertude Soper '81cen] : [rootschat page notes on household head, Henry James Harvey]

Charles Soper (c1850-?) a foreman gardening 51 at Houbits, St Martins, Guernsey, b.St Peter Port, Annie 51 b.England, Lloyd 12 b.Catel, Guernsey, Nettie 8 b.St M, '01cen; scan : [see '81cen : '11cen, Charles 60 & Hettie Soper 18]

Elizabeth Soper (c1836-?) Guernsey 65 widow [in an institution, of old females], b.Catel Parish, Guernsey; scan : [no obvious above]

Emily F 34unm general domestic servant at 40 Hauteults?, St Peter Port, Guernsey, b.St PP '01cen with of A P Roger 43 watchmaker & jeweller, b.St Martin, wife Maud L b.Eng 31 & 4 dau 3-21 b.St PP scan : [Emily 23 unm general domestic servant '91cen]

Eva M Soper 19unm nurse? (domestic), at The Mount, Queens Rd, St Peter, Guernsey; b.Caslet, Guernsey '01cen; servant with Osmond Poiaula 35 on own means b.NSW, Aust, wife 29 & son 1, also maids 17 & 24 b.Guernsey : scan : [not vis '01cen]

Henry Soper 36 b.Devonport, Dev : Francis Soper 20 b.Tamerton, Dev an ordinary seaman 2 sailors at Sark Island;

John Soper at (c1879-?) a gunner R G A, [a barrack list, Royal Garrison Artillery] at Channel Islands 22; b.St Thomas, Exeter, Dev : scan: [?a J Soper in Royal Militia of Jersey 1914]

Mathilda Soper 32 unm at 21 Clarendon Road, St Helier, Jersey; b.Southampton; '01cen; niece with Auguste M LeArcher 51 retired baker, St Lawrence, Jersey; Elvina A L'Archer 49 b.St Helier : scan : [b.1864 to Walter Richard & Elecodie Olive Rachel Roussean who m.1863 Southampton, Hants]

Mary A Soper 23 neice at 40 Aquila Rd, St Helier, Jersey; b.St Lawrence with Charles James 33* dairyman (self employed at home), St Peters, Jersey; Mary A James 63 b.St L : scan [*seem OK but 11y age difference '91cen so 53?] : [parents Edwin & Jane Susan m.c1872]

Thomas Soper (c1835-?) widowed hatter 66 self employed at home at 10 Broad Street at St Helier, Jersey, b.St H; Edith 26unm milliner, both self employed) b.St H, Florence 24unm dressmaker (employee) b.St H, Hilda 18 b.St H, '01cen : scan : [Thomas m.Jane Elizabeth Davis bef.1867]

William Soper (c1834-?) 67 'z' [no job?] at 39 Cornet Street, St Peter Port, Guernsey 67 b.St PP, Jane Ann 57 b.St Peters, Jersey (27 in 6 households there) : scan : [might assume William m.Jane A Forode widow of a soldier??]
'91cen Jane 57m, head at 22 Pollesth, St PP, & son William Forode 22unm coachman (groom) both b.St PP (9 in 4 households there) : scan
'11cen Jane Ann Soper 83 widow supported by son at St Peter Port, Guernsey {father b.Cornwall}, b.St PP with son William Forode 42 storeman for forage merchant b.St PP {father b.Fort Houmet}, wife Bridget 33 {m.5y 5 children; 4d} b.Delaneey, Ireland & dau 12 at school b.St PP: scan

& 5 born in Channel Islands, '01 cen but moved to another county
William Soper (c1843-?) a carpenter at Isle of Wight, Newport, Hants 58 & Isabella 57 both b.Guernsey : [in Hants '71cen]

Edward Soper (c1855-?) a house builder at Shirley, Hants 46 & Elizabeth Soper 45 both b.Guernsey

Helen Soper (c1870-?) a matron at institution, at Croydon C B, Surrey 31 b.Guernsey


Matilda Elenore Soper, 3 West End Terrace, Peirson Rd, St Helier. Will dated 1 Sept 1909. Record 30 Jan 1936 (joined with will dated 5 Mar 1890 of Edwin Adam Briggs of 3 West End Terrace, a doctor, record 17 Jul 1894) : jerseyheritagetrust: assume....
: [Matilda b.1864 to Walter Richard Soper & Elecodie Olive Rachel Roussean who m.1863 Southampton, Hants]
: '81cen Matilda 16 with aunt Auguste Archer
: '91cen Mathilda 24 on own means at 21 Clarendon Rd, St Helier, Jersey; b.Southampton unm niece with Auguste Magloir D'Archer?44 living on his own means b.St Lawrence, Jer; wife Elvine Ann 43 b.St Lawrence, Jer; scan
: '01cen Mathilda 32 unm at 21 Clarendon Rd; b.S'ton; niece with Auguste M LeArcher 51 retired baker, St Lawrence, Jersey; Elvina A L'Archer 49 b.St Helier : scan
: '11cen Matilda 46unm at 3 West End Terrace, Pierson Rd, Jersey {8 rooms}; b.Southampton.Hants {father b.Basingstoke}; neice with ? M L Arehen 61 retired baker b.St Lawrence; Alina? L Arehen 60 {m.34y no children} b.St Helier {both fathers b.France}; scan
: [Matilda Elenore Soper who wrote will 1919]


Channel Islands. 1911 census 13 names

Charles Soper 60 domestic gardener at St Peter Port, Guernsey {5 rooms}, b.St PP {his father b.Ivybridge, Dev}, Honor Soper 60 b.Chard, S.set {father b.St Nicholas, Combe, S,set} {m.32y; 7 children 2d}, Hettie Soper 18 dressmaker (self employed at home) b.St Martins, Guernsey : scan: [see '81cen]

Edwin Soper 70 a farm labourer at Slindy Brook, St Lawrence, Jersey {5 rooms}; b.Devon {father b.Dev} & Jane Susan Soper 65 {39y 11kids, 5d} b.St L {father b.Dev}; Mabel Maud Soper 24 laundress b.St L; scan : [m.c1872]

Hilda Soper 27unm, domestic nurse at St Peter Port, Guernsey, b.St PP {her father b.Chelmsford, Essex} servant with Earnest Hutchingson 39 fruit grocer, wife 38. 3 children 4-12 & cook 34. housemaid 23; scan : [parents Charles/Honor above, see '81cen]

Jane Ann Soper 83 a widowed mother supported by son at St Peter Port, Guernsey {father b.Cornwall}, b.St PP with son William Forode 42 storeman for forage merchant b.St PP {father b.Fort Houmet}, wife Bridget 33 {m.5y 5 children; 4d} b.Delaneey, Ireland & dau 12 at school b.St PP: scan

John Soper (c1883-?) 28 grocers assistant at 4 Le Geyt St, St Helier, Jersey {5 rooms}; b.St Lawrence, Jersey {father b.Devon} brother-in-law with William Joseph Cabot 38 carpenter b.St Helier, Louisa Florence Cabot 34 {m.14y, 2 children} b.St Lawrence, Linda Louisa Cabot 13 & Doris Ellen Cabot 11 both at school, b.St Helier; scan : [parents Edwin & Jane Susan m.c1872] : [?a J Soper in Royal Militia of Jersey 1914]

Matilda Soper 46unm at 3 West End Terrace, Pierson Rd, Jersey {8 rooms}; b.Southampton, Hants {father b.Basingstoke}; neice with ? M L Arehen 61 retired baker b.St Lawrence; Alina? L Arehen 60 {m.34y no children} b.St Helier {both fathers b.France}; scan: [assume Matilda Elenore Soper who wrote will 1919]

Thomas Soper 76 widower retired hatter {proficial hatter? retired through ill health - crossed out} {his father b.St H} at 1 Elizabeth Place, Jersey {6 rooms} with unm daus Edith M Soper 36 self employed milliner at home, Florence E Soper 34 dressmaker employee at workroom & Hilda J Soper 28; all b.St Helier, Jersey; scan : [his 3 dau '91cen : '81cen]

William Soper 69, married, general labourer in a male ward in a hospital St Peter Port, Guernsey, b.Brixham, Devon ['french' mentioned]; {m.46 y - so m.c1865}: scan : [not vis above]



J Soper, Private 'D' Company of 3rd South Battalion of Royal Militia of Jersey; Monthly Pay Lists covering 1 Aug - 31 Dec 1914 : jerseyheritagetrust : [?'01cen a John Soper 28 a (tea/assistant) at Jersey?]
Madge M Soper b.Oct>Dec 1918 (mother nee Soper) m.Arthur J Crick Jul>Sep 1939, both Luton, Beds (bmd)

Charles Edward Soper (1850-1920) gardener d.28 Feb 1920 Hillstead Foulon Rd, St PP : [ag lab '81cen]

Hilda Jessie Soper, of 6 Victoria Cottage Homes, St Saviour, Jersey b.10 Jun 1877 : Registration card of Immigration & Nationality Dept Record; 16 Jan 1941 : jerseyheritagetrust : [a Hilda, dau of Charles/Annie in '91cen but age 7, b.c1884]
- Hilda Jessie Soper, of 15, Victoria Cottage Homes, St Saviour. Will 22 Oct 1956 : Record 21 May 1960 : jerseyheritagetrust
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John Soper of 40 Aquila Rd, St Helier, b.1 Oct 1884; Registration card of 15 Jan 1941 : [same address as Mary Ann below, so assume sister b.c1878] : [??a John b.c1883 to Edwin & Jane Susan m.c
1872]
- - - - Mabel Maud Hamon, née Soper, of Windsor Cottage, La Rocque, Grouville, b.8 Feb 1887; Blue Registration form 23 Jan 1941; Immigration & Nationality Dept. from www.jerseyheritagetrust
Mabel Maud Soper, widow of George Hamon, of 2, Windsor Cottages, La Rocque, Grouville. Will 8 Jan 1954. record dated 10 Jan 1967 : [Mable Maud b.c1887 to Edwin & Jane Susan m.c1872]

Mary Ann Bisson, née Soper, widow of Arthur William Bisson, of 40 Aquila Rd, St Helier. Will, bequeaths to Linda Louisa Picot (né Cabot), Doris Ellen Brown (né Cabot), Evelyn Jane Renouf (né Goubert), Nellie Mary Goubert, Roy Stanley Picot & June Linda Picot £25 each. Residue bequeathed equally between her brothers & sisters. 16 Oct 1944 : jerseyheritagetrust : [Bisson connection? a Mary Ann Soper & Jane Elizabeth Bisson, godmothers to Emma b.1967] : [??a Mary Ann b.c1878 to Edwin & Jane Susan m.c1872] : [same address as John above]

Rhoda Norris Soper, of 35 Church Walk, Worthing, Sussex. Will 6 Mar 1953 (records of Jersey) : jerseyheritagetrust

Mabel Maud Soper, widow of George Hamon, of 2 Windsor Cottages, La Rocque, Grouville. Will Dated 8 Jan 1954; Record 10 Jan 1967 : jerseyheritagetrust : ['91cen age 4 with parents Edwin 50 & Jane Susan 45, parents m.c1872]

Charles Goronwy Soper of Greenwood Hotel, Roseville St, St Helier. Grant of Probate 19 Sep 1969 : jerseyheritagetrust
'71cen connection? a Walter Soper (c1862-?) a scholar 9, b.Eng; at Hasting's Cottage, Roseville St, St Helier : scan


Cheshire

4 igi & 10 bmd records for Cheshire

a Soper recorded in Cheshire Court Rolls 1259-90 : scan for sale originalrecord.com

Philip Soper m.Sarah Flapscott, 7 Nov 1758 St Oswald's, Chester

Edward Soper & Jane Soper bapt at Runcorn Mary Soper 5 Jan 1823, Sarah Soper 22 May 1825 & John Soper 8 Jul 1832
- - -
Edward & Jane Soper in Cheshire Court, Jul 1828; sentence aquittal : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

Mr Soper, independent minister seconded a motion for a [new] church-rate of 6d in the £ for the year at meeting at Grantham vestry 575 to 200 suported motion. Support from a previous petition against church rates to parliament with 4-500 signatures against the rate did not materialise; in 'The Standard' (pub.Lon) 20 Jun 1837, from newspapers.bl.uk biog

Jane Soper m.Henry Foulks at St Elphin, Warrington, Jan>Mar 1839 [Warrington bmd district]

No Sopers in 1841 census

Richard George Soper (1829-1912) Congregational minister appointed to Birkenhead, Cheshire 1845 biog

Edward Sooper b.Apr>Jun 1847, Sarah Sooper b.Jan>Mar 1849 both Runcorn, Cheshire [both in '51cen]

Jane Sooper b.Jan>Mar 1850, Runcorn, Cheshire

1851 Census, only 1 family living in Cheshire
William Soper 28 waterman at Gilbert Street, Runcorn, Cheshire '51cen; Mary Soper 25; Edward Soper 4; Sarah Soper 2; Jane Soper 4m all b.Runcorn, Cheshire scan : [not vis '41/'61/'71cen]

R G Soper BA with many others listed at attending the opening of Owens College, Manchester (using a dwelling house in Quay St) : from Guardian Newspaper, 15 Mar 1851 [see Rev Richard George Soper (c1829-1912)]

Rev Richard George Soper BA of Clevedon, m.Mary Farmer 18 Dec 1855, at Langton St Chapel, Bedminster 2nd dau of late Frederick Farmer esq of the Army Medical Corps; [Oct>Dec Bedminster dist] [see Rev R G Soper (c1829-1912)]

Mr Soper of Liverpool (presume with Mr Steer, Mr Knott & Mr Downsman all of Liverpool) guests at St George Hotel, Llandudno; in 'North Wales Chronicle' 11 Sep 1858, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

No Sopers in 1861 census

1871 census; 1 Soper

William Soper Parnell (c1824-?) 47, b.Shaldon, St Nicholas, Devon; master mariner of the "Montezuma" of Liverpool, Tranmere; 326 tons, ship off Tranmere, Cheshire, also chief officer, cook/steward, boatswaine, able seamen x4 & a boy : '71cen scan & scan2 : [see sailing Sopers]

James Soper a servant at Haslington, Cheshire, 15 b.Haslington, Cheshire

Richard George Soper (1829-1912) Congregational minister, transfered to Hoylake, Cheshire 1874-94 biog
- Rev R G Soper, BA accepted an invitation, unanimously given Jan 1874, to be pastor of the church, which was formally constituted in that year. Mr Soper still continues his useful labours here, was educated at Lancashire College & previous to his settlement at Hoylake, held pastorates at Clevedon, S.set & Ludlow, Shrops. "Lancashire nonconformity" scan
- Rev G Soper (1874 - 1894) A photograph of him at Hoylake United Reformed Church, Cheshire
www.a2a.pro.gov.uk
- Rev R G Soper conducted a marriage at the Congregational Church, Hoylake, Cheshire : from The Times 26 Feb 1880: 86/211p
- Richard G Soper 52 independant minister Hoylake (B at London, Schoolmaster) Grove Rd, Hoose b.Grantham, Lincs, wife Mary Soper 53 b.Ireland : Richard F Soper 24u : Letitia M Soper 22u a schoolmistress both b.Clevden, Shrops : Frank A Soper 21u a cotton broker apprentice both b.Ludlow, Shrops : George C Soper 17 a banker's apprentice b.Northampton with 9 male students (8-15), an ass tutor (21) & 2 servants 1881 census [see er's apprentice, both b.Ludlow, Shrop : Also Herbert Adams 21 tutor & 9 pupils 8-15 all born Liverpool] : [see Richard George Soper's biog]
- Mary Soper (c1829-1907) died age 78 Birkenhead district Jan>Mar 1907 [bmd]
- Richard G Soper (c1830-1912) died age 82 Birkenhead district Jan>Mar 1912 [bmd]

Ann Letitia Soper (c1789-1875) d.20 Apr 1875 at The Grove, Hoylake, [Cheshire] in her 87 year, mother of the Rev R G Soper BA, Congregational Minister, 'Liverpool Mercury' 22 Apr, from newspapers.bl.uk
: Ann Letitia Soper d.Apr>Jun 1875 age 86 at Woodchurch. [Wirral bmd district] : [wife of Rev Richard Soper; biog]

1881 Census : Only 1 household & visiting sailor
Richard G Soper 52 an independant minister Hoylake (B at London schoolmaster), Grantham, Lincs, Mary Soper 53 b.Ireland, Richard F Soper 24 book keeper, Letitia M Soper 2 schoolmistress both b.Clevden, S.set, Frank A Soper a cotton broker apprentice, George C Soper bankers apprentice 17 both b.Ludlow, Shrops : & an ass tutor 21, 8 boarding boy students 15-8 & 2 dom servants : [Richard Frederick m.1885]

John Soper of Thorncross, [Warrington Cheshire?] a carter was charged with being drunk whilst in charge of horses & wagon. PC Whitlock saw the defendant at 1:30pm in charge of 5 horses, so drunk he rolled from one side of the road to the other. He afterwards got on the waggon, but when he tried to get off he was so tipsy, he fell down. Soper said he was not drunk. He'd been out since 1:30 in the morning with the waggon & had nothing to eat. He only had a quart of beer that was given to him. His 'mate' could prove he was not drunk; - Charles Soper who did not seem to understand any questions put to him, although repeated several times, was, after some instructions from the police, assisted to kiss the Testement. Being asked what relation he was to the defendant, he only grinned & made no answer. Defendant said he was not his son, he was his 'love child'; Q - Was the defendant was drunk or sober?; A - Sober; Q - Had he been drinking? A - I thinks he had a little; Q - You told the policeman he was drunk? A - No ; Q - How do you know he was not drunk? A - Cause I knows he wasn't (laughter). The Chairman said it was a more serious case of drunkeness as he was in charge of horses. Fined 10s & 6s 6d costs, or 14 days; The money was paid; from Isle of Wight Observer (Ryde, England), Saturday, 15 Jan 1881 : [no carter John in Apr '81cen & no adult Charles with a father John]


Ahmed (SK) MAHOMED SOPPER, 26u a Fireman on "S S City Of Baltimore" at Birkenhead, b.Bombay , India : --- one of several firemen from Bombay on the vessel

Richard Frederick Soper m.Florence Marie Fulton Oct>Dec 1885, (civil marriage) Wirral, Cheshire; m.24 Nov at Congregational Church, Hoylake; 3rd dau of late William Fulton of Birkenhead; conducted by [father] Rev R G Soper BA; in 'Liverpool Mercury' 25 Nov, from newspapers.bl.uk
: b.3 Feb 1857 Clevedon to Rev Richard George Soper & Mary Farmer m.1855 (Religious Sopers)
- Richard Frederick William Soper (1888-1949) b.7 May at 421 Old Chester Rd, Rock Ferry* [b.Eastham, reg Wirral Apr>Jun] (m.Hannah Lemon Jan>Mar 1915 Birkenhead, Ches) a soldier, chemist, liberal: d.1949; *'Liverpool Mercury' 9 May, from newspapers.bl.uk
- Dorothy Fulton Soper b.25 Oct 1891 at Glenton, Dacre Hill, Rock Ferry [b.Oct>Dec Wirral bmd dist] '11cen typist
- Ronald Chatterton Soper (1896-1917) b.31 Oct Glenton, Dacre Hill, Rock Ferry [b.Oct>Dec Wirral bmd dist] : d.WW1 from 'Liverpool Mercury', 2 Nov newspapers.bl.uk
: ['81cen Richard G 52 an independant minister Hoylake (B at London schoolmaster), Grantham, Lincs, Mary 53 b.Ireland, Richard F 24 book keeper, Letitia M 2 schoolmistress both b.Clevden, S.set, Frank A a cotton broker apprentice, George C bankers apprentice 17 both b.Ludlow, Shrops & an ass tutor 21, 8 boarding boy students 15-8 & 2 dom servants]
: ['91cen Richard F 34 cashier in merchant office at 415 New Chester Rd, St Peters, Higher Bebington, Birkenhead, Cheshire; b.Clevedon, S.set; Florence M 28 both b.Birkenhead; Richard F W 3 b.Rock Ferry, Cheshire & sister-in-law Annie H G Fulton 22unm & Gertrude J R Fulton 20unm both b.Rock Ferry & gen serv Alice Doad 19unm b.Buckley, Flints; scan]
: ['01cen Richard 44 general merchants cashier at Birkenhead, Mary 42, George 37 b.Ludlow, Shrops cotton brokers clerk, Florence 38 b.Birkenhead, Richard 12, Dorothy 9, Ronald 4 all b.Rock Ferry]
: ['11cen Richard Frederick 54 commercial clerk, 40 Allcot Ave, Tranmere, Birkenhead; b.Cleveden, S.set, Florence Marie 45 {m.25y} professional musician, b.Birkenhead, Richard Frederick William 22 chemist analytical, Dorothy Fulton 19 typist & Ronald Chatterton 14 at school, all b.Rock Ferry, Cheshire]
: Florence M Soper d.Apr>Jun 1920 age 58, Birkenhead, Cheshire

Richard G Soper (c1829-?) an Independent Minister Hoylake BA, London, Schoolmaster at Grove Road, Hoose, Cheshire in '81cen, age 52, b'Grantham, Lincs. wife Mary Soper 53 b.Ireland, unm children Richard F Soper 24, Letitia Soper 22, schoolmistress both b.Clevedon, S.set, Frank A Soper 21 cotton broker apprentice, George C Soper 17 banker's apprentice, both b.Ludlow, Shrop : Also Herbert Adams 21 tutor & 9 pupils 8-15 all b.Liverpool & 2 servants : [Richard George's biog]


Richard G Soper (c1829-?) 62 congregational minister, Cable Rd, Little Meolse, (Holy Trinity), Hoylake, Cheshire, 1891 census, b.Grantham, Lincs. wife Mary Soper 62 b.Ireland, children Letitia Soper 32, governess b.Cleveland, S.set, George Soper 27 cotton broker's clerk, b.Ludlow, Shrops; also Charles S Watson 29 schoolmaster b.Fromefield, S.set & Sarah Hewett 18 servant b.Buckley Flintshire; scan : [Rev Richard's biog] : [son Richard (c1857-?) in 1891 census, a cashier with wife & child at St Peters, Birkenhead, below] : ['01cen both 72 & '11cen 82 (no Mary) both Birkenhead]

Richard F Soper 34 cashier in merchant office at 415 New Chester Road, St Peters, Higher Bebington, Birkenhead, Cheshire '91cen; b.Clevedon, S.set; Florence M Soper 28 b.Birkenhead, Cheshire; Richard F W Soper 3 b.Rock Ferry, Cheshire; scan : [Richard Frederick Soper m.Florence Marie Fulton 1885; son of Rev Richard Soper above]


Dorothy Fulton Soper birth reg Wirral district Oct>Dec 1891 [bmd] : [see parents Richard & Mary m.1885] : ['11cen, age 19 at Birkenhead]
: Richard F Soper's wife of a dau b.25 Oct 1891 at Glenton, Dacre Hill, Rock Ferry; in 'Liverpool Mercury' 26 Oct, from newspapers.bl.uk

Nurse Soaper was sent 10 Nov to a small-pox case at Lymm, Cheshire. She (possibly) caught small-pox & took to bed. Manchester Royal Infirmary sent a 2nd nurse who found a improvised small-pox hospital in two dirty cottages with 10 victims with no water (including Miss Soaper, ill in bed). One died & the nurse had to screw down the coffin top as the bearers refused to enter. After Soaper recovered enough to be removed, the 2nd nurse refused to work there & a court supported her : from Guardian Newspaper, 11 Nov 1893 : [2 families in Ceshire; perhaps?? '91cen Letitia 32 governess, unm dau of Rev Richard George Soper (1829-1912), congregational minister 1865]

Richard F Soper's wife of a son b.31 Oct 1896 at Glenton, Dacre Hill, Rock Ferry; in 'Liverpool Mercury' 2 Nov, from newspapers.bl.uk : [Ronald Chatterton Soper born to parents Richard & Mary m.1885] picture; Lowton House Farm, Lowdon, Warrington painter A Soper

A Soper painted Lowton House Farm, Lowdon, Warrington at begining of 19th century; from 'Pictorial View of Old Lowton', pub 1993 : [a local history site asking who Soper was - no A Soper locally or in artist page]


1901 census; 11 Sopers

Bessie Soper 38 a hotel manageress at Northenden, Cheshire, b.Blandford, Dorset '01cen

Florence Soper 22 a domestic waitress at Poynton with Worth, Cheshire, b.Loddinwell, Dev '01cen

J Soper 31 stoker on ''Wolf' at East Float, Birkenhead, (Bucklow), Cheshire, '01cen, b.Okehampton, Devon; scan & scan : [torpedo boat destroyer 1897-1921 wiki]

Richard G Soper (c1829-?) 72 a congregational minister at 36, 34, Poplar Rd, Birkenhead, Cheshire, '01cen, b.Grantham, Lincs; Mary Soper 72 b.(Portlaw - crossed out), Ireland; sau Mary L Soper 42unm; Clevedon S.set & son George C Soper 37unm cotton broker's clerk b.Ludlow, Shrops (other Sopers in Birkenhead below : [see Rev Richard George Soper's biog]

Richard Soper 44 a general merchants cashier at Birkenhead, '01cen Mary Soper 42 both b.Clevedon, S.set, George Soper 37 b.Ludlow, Shrops a cotton brokers clerk, Florence Soper 38 b.Birkenhead, Richard Soper 12, Dorothy Soper 9, Ronald Soper 4 all b.Rock Ferry, Cheshire : [m.1885]


Mary Ann Soper m.John Henry Williams Apr>Jun 1907, St Paul, Seacombe, (Birkenhead bmd district)


1911 census 9 Sopers

Richard George Soper 82 a widower at 36 Poplar Rd, Oxton, Birkenhead, Cheshire; '11cen, retired congregational minister; b.Grantham, Lincs; dau Letitia Mary Soper 52unm b.Clevedon, S.set; son George Chatterton Soper 47unm accountants clerk, b.Ludlow, Shrops : [see Rev Richard George Soper's biog] : Richard G Soper d.Jan>Mar 1912, Birkenhead age 82

Richard Frederick Soper 54 a commercial clerk (at 40 Hill/Ave, Birkenhead), b.Clevedon, S.set, Florence Marie Soper 45 a music master, both b.Birkenhead, Richard Frederick William Soper 22 chemist, Dorothy Fulton Soper 19 a commercial clerk & Ronald Chatterton Soper 14 at school, all b.Birkenhead : [m.1885]

Robert Soper 13 at school, an inmate at an institution, Tattenhall House, Tattenhall nr Chester [CofE home for ‘Waifs and Strays’]; b.Devonport, Dev '11cen : [not in '01cen, a Robert 4 at Hackney b.Deptford]


Frank Arnold Soper (c1860-?) a 'Cotton Mac.t' aged 52, sailed from Liverpool on 'The Winifredian' arriving Boston, US, 29 Sep 1912 last permenent residence, Birkenhead : sister Miss L M Soper, Oxton, Birkenhead, Eng : final destination Oklamoma rootsweb.com
Frank Soper (c1860-?) job 'cotton', aged 53, sailed from Liverpool on 'The Franconia' arriving Boston, US 27 Aug 1913 English : job, Cotton : unm, sister L M Soper of 129 Woodchurch Rd, Birkenhead [Cheshire] : going to Oklahoma City : a 2nd cotton trader on same voyage Robert Salisbury 25, his father at 9 Sefton Drive, Liverpool rootsweb.com ['81 census, a Frank A Soper, cotton broker apprentice, b.Ludlow Shrop, living Hoose, Cheshire age 21 unm, with family : '61 Frank Arnold Soper b abt Mar 1860 to Rev Richard George Soper at Ludlow, Shrop] : [presume connection to Frank S Soper, cotton buyer visiting US 1902] : [see father, Rev George Soper's biog]

Cheshire units in WW1 : Service Medals (issued to all servicemen) 1914-1920 : from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Ronald Soper, Private..., Cheshire Regiment, nr2094 [died 21 Apr 1917, see R Soper below]
Henry Soper, Private, Cheshire Regiment, nr21806

Richard Frederick W Soper m.Jan>Mar 1915 to Hannah Lemon at Birkenhead, Cheshire : b. Apr>Jun 1888 Wirral RD [Richard Frederick Soper & Florence Marie Fulton; m.1885]
- Richard Donald Soper b.Apr>Jun 1916, Birkenhead (mother ne Lemon)
: ['01cen at Birkenhead with parents, Richard age 12]
: Richard Frederick William Soper Private nr.1206 10th Scottish Batt Territorial, The King's Liverpool Reg 25 May 06-7 Apr 08; attestation as Lance Corp, Liverpool 8 Apr 1908, age 19, unm (labourer's or) laborotary ass; 18 Back Rd, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, Chestershire; Present Mar 09; 2 week Camp Jul 10; Re-engaged 28 Mar 11; 2w camp Jul 11 & Jul 12; re-engaged 7 Apr 13; Discharge to Territorial Reserve 3 Apr 14, father Richard Frederick Soper 18 Back Rd : from War service scans 368-371
: ['11cen Richard Frederick William 22 chemist at Birkenhead with parents]
: [chairman of Birkenhead Young Liberals 1930]
: [d.Jan>Mar 1949, age 60, Wandsworth]

Private Henry Soper, Cheshire Regiment, home Cheshire?, died Somme, France : 19th Jul 1916, buried/monument Thiepval Memorial, from, Soper war deaths

R Soper, a Private, Cheshire Regiment, parents ? & ? : home, ?, Cheshire?, died Alexandria, Egypt : 21 Apr 1917, buried/monument Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery : from, Soper war deaths
- His 'Death Plaque' for sale $100, he served 1/4 Cheshire Reg, a unit that served in the Middle East, buried Alexandria : source
- Ronald Chatterton Soper birth reg Wirral district Oct>Dec 1896 [bmd]
- Assumed to be the R C Soper on the WW1 War Memorial, Birkenhead, Cheshire : source
- R F Soper mourner at funeral of Peter Fulton Manchester wine merchant of The Beeches, Didsbury; in 'Manchester Times' 7 Nov 1890, from newspapers.bl.uk
- '91cen Richard F Soper 34 at St Peter, Cheshire, Florence M Soper 28 & Richard F W Soper [Richard G Soper died age 82 Birkenhead disrtict Jan>Mar 1912 (bmd)] : [Richard F W Soper m. Hannah Lemon, Birkenhead district Jan>Mar 1912 (bmd)]
- ? an R F Soper 1 of several hundred who contributed photos to 'The Graphic' Newspaper's Amateur Photographic Competition 23 Jan 1897
- '01cen Roland Soper age 4 b.Rock Ferry, Birkenhead with Richard Soper 44 b.Clevedon, S.set, a General Merchants Cashier : Florence Soper 38 b.B'hd : Richard Soper 12, Dorothy Soper 9, all b.Rock Ferry
- '11cen Roland Chatterton Soper 14 with Richard Frederick Soper 54, Florence Marie Soper 45, Richard Frederick William Soper 22, Dorothy Fulton Soper 19 at Birkenhead
- [connection? a George Chatterton Soper b.Ludlow, Shropshire Oct>Dec 1863 (bmd), guess his father & Ronald's grandfather Rev Richard George Soper?]

Stanley Soper m.? Stewart Oct>Dec 1928, Wrexham : John S Soper b.Jan>Mar 1929, Wrexham

Richard George Soper BA (London) 36 Poplar Rd, Oxton, Birkenhead, The Congregational Year Book, 1928 from Google Books

Harry Soper (c1913-?) 16 student; empire citizen, Last permanant address Newfoundland; address Arrone Park, Birkenhead, Cheshire sailed 3rd class on "Newfoundland" (Furness Withy Line) from Boston, Massachusetts, US (via embarked St John's) arriving Liverpool, Eng 25 Jul 1929; [most on page students using same address] scan; UK Incoming Register

R F W Soper a member of Nation Leaque of Young Liberals, appointed chairman of Birkenhead Liberal Association : from Guardian paper, 12 May 1930 (& at Blackleys Liberals Open Air Meeting, 1929) : ['11cen Richard Frederick William Soper 22 at Birkenhead : m.1915]

Albert Soper m.Hilda Jones Apr>Jun 1931, St James, Gatley, (Stockport bmd district)

Ann Jennifer Soper b.1935, Elizabeth Claire Soper b.1937, both b.Stockport, (mother ne Trollope)

Geoffrey Soper b.1937, Bredbury; Stockport district (mother ne Page)

Colonel Soper from Burtonwood arrived at the crash scene shortly afterwards together with a number of personnel and equipment and by spraying foam on the fire [assume USAF as test flight from Burtonwood, Cheshire, UK's largest WW2 airfield of a prototype US jet fighter] ; source

Cotterill Soper & Co Registered Office Acton Ave, Appleton, Cheshire Court, Birkenhead winding-up petition County Court 4 Sept 1947 (London Gazette 3 Oct)

Naim Ezra Sopher (?-1965) & Hilda Saleh Sopher, (?-1971) buried Southern Cemetery Manchester Burial Records

Walter Soper, the oldest D-Day veteran unveiled the Royal Artillery memorial stone at the Birkenhead Cenotaph by the Town Hall; Jun 2013 source



Cumberland

a Soper of Cumberland had a coat of arms [perhaps the 3 different crests means 3 seperate people?] : General Armory of England
Shield : Argent, a saltire engr between 12 billets sa
Crest 1 - a demi lion rampant holding between his paws a billet all sa.
These arms were issued around 1700 to John Soper of Hampshire, with no connection to Cumberland, so perhaps was issued to someone before this?
font color="gray">Two other arms, but county not given.
Crest 2 - a demi cupid holding a billet sa.
Crest 3 - a demi lion rampant gu holding a billet sa.

No Sopers in 1851 census

Mathew Soper born in Cumberland c1804, living in Lancashire. Only Soper in 1851 Census

No Sopers in '61-'11 census

George Isabell Soper, Bucklesbury, London, a mining secretary & 3 others made a 2 year agreement to search for minerals, manor of Birker, Cumberland : 5 Oct 1865 : ref DSTAN/3/38 [large iron ore deposits there] [Bucklesbury, nr The Bank, City of L] - [b.1796 Truro, Dev : m. 1835 Stoke Damerel] : www.a2a

4 bmd records Cumberland : 0 records in igi

William White Soper m.Margaret Smith Farmer at Cockermouth, Cumb district, Cumberland Jul>Sep 1904 [bmd]
: b.Jan>Mar 1869, Doddiscombsleigh, Dev to Edward & Wilmot Anne Northcott who m.
1859
- Ernest Soper b.Jul>Sep 1905, Carlisle, Cumberland [?? an Ernest m.Cecilia M Smith Apr>Jun 1929, Chapel-le Frith, Derbyshire (bmd)?]
- Florence Wilmot Soper b.Jan>Mar 1907, Carlisle m.William John O'Keeffe 1932 Liverpool, Lancs
- William Edward Soper b.Oct>Dec 1909, Carlisle
: '01cen William W 32 professional chef at 83 Wellington Hotel, Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, b.Great Leigh, Dev, servant to Henry W Boston 42 hotel manager b.Sx, wife, 6 visitors; 3 bookeepers, linenkeeper, barmaid, 6 chambermaids, 2 chefs, kitchenmaid, kitchen porter, still room porter & maid, plateman, porter, 9 waiters, stoker, 2 pages scan
: '11cen William White Soper 42 tasty cook [pastry?] at 33 Oak St Moston, N Manchester, Lancs b.Doddiscombsleigh, Dev; Margaret 31 {m.7y} house wife b.Frerington, Cumberland; Ernest 6; Florence Wilmot 4 & William Edward 2 all b.Carlisle, Cumb; with widowed visitors Liza Farmer 73 b.Snenton, Notts [an in-law?} & Sarah Jane Pickering 47 dressmaker b.Scalegill, Cumb [a Sarah Jane Farmner m.John Pickering Cockermouth Jan>Mar 1885]
William White Soper d.1928, Buxton, Derbyshire b.1869 Parish Records, from findmypast.com : [d.Jul>Sep 1928, Chapel-le Frith RD age 59]

Frank Arnold Soper (c1860-?) a cotton trader arrived Boston USA, 29 Aug 1912 on SS Winifredian, age 52, last permenent residence, Birkenhead, Eng : sister Miss L M Soper, Oxton, Birkenhead : final destination Oklamoma
: Frank Soper (c1860-?) job cotton arrived in Boston, from Liverpool, 27 Aug 1913 on SS Franconia, age 53unm : Kin, sister Miss L M Soper of 129 Woodchurch Rd, Birkenhead : destination Oklamoma City : [with a 2nd cotton trader, Robert Salisbury 25, his father, Francis, at 9 Sefton Drive, Liverpool] : [presume the same, a Frank S Soper age 42y 4m, arrived Boston 1 Sep 1902 from Liverpool, a visiting cotton trader] from
Ancestry.com
: Frank Arnold Soper d.26 May 1924 of Birkenhead, Merseyside; died Norfolk Protestant Hospital, Virginia, USA; admin Chester 22 Jul 1924 to George Chatterton Soper, accountant's clerk; estate £448 4s 2d; from Probate Calender, scan Frank [b.1860, so d.abt64] : [ b.Ludlow Apr>Jun 1860 to Rev Richard Soper biog]

Rev F R H Soper, Rectory, Clitheroe, secretary of the Dalehead Branch of The Young Woman's Christian Association 1918 : from www.tlemea.com



Derbyshire

Soper Lane in Dronfeilde mentioned in 1602 it is south S Sheffield : www.a2a

Guil. Soper m.Maria Barlow 26 May 1630 Sutton On The Hill, Derby [igi - only 2 Derby records]

Ann Soper m.Sergt John Truelove of the 9th Regiment of Light Dragoons at St Werburgh's, Derby 15 Nov 1815 Register of Marriages from www.a2a : 'Anne' in [igi]

Only 2 people in 1841 census
Juan Loper [mistranscribed, should be Lopez] a mariner 30-4, born in foreign parts at Lords Mill St, Chesterfield with another foriegn mariner, &
William Sopher 15 a butcher at Bridge St, Dunfield in household of Jacob Smith 65, butcher, wife & children

8 bmd & 2 igi records in Derbyshire

Ann Soper (c1819-?). The only Soper in the 1861 census for Derbyshire, age 42, a servant born Wirksworth, Derbyshire living at Aston Hall, Aston Upon Trent in the household of Mary S Holden, her 5 children, sister & 9 servants

Jane Fenton Sopper m.Apr>Jun 1865, Derby, Derbyshire to either William Hill or Kames Allsop [no Fenton/Soper b.vis, or 1st m in bmd]

Henry Soper transfered to Greenhill, Derby 1879, served Weslyan ministry until transfered to Leicester 1882
Henry Soper 49 a Wesleyan Minister Chapel House, Derby St Peter, 1881 census; b.S.Brent, Dev : wife Elizabeth Soper 44 b.Poole,Dorset : William H Soper 18 a clerk b.Barbados : Florette Soper 11 b.Frome, S.Set : Herbert K Soper 9 : Edward K Soper 8 both b. Salisbury, Wilts : Maud Soper 3 b.Taunton [see Rev Henry biog] : [Herbert Keens Soper (a tailor) m.Lincoln 1894 to Louisa Henrietta Oxley] : biog

Reuben Sopher/Sophir at Blackwell 49 b.Pickwell, Lei & wife Anne Sopher 65 b.Oakerthorpe, Derbyshire 1891 census : [not vis '81/01/'11cen perhaps connection to William Sopher 29, at Kippax, Yorkshire wife Mary 30 & Emily Ann 6 all b.Smalley, Derbyshire other 2 dau b.Yorks '71cen]

Walter James Soper/Piper? 41 newspaper editor at 4 Arborsluan Square, (St James), Litchurch, Derby, Derbyshire '91cen; b.Bath, S.set; W J S Soper 19; Harold F Soper 16 both newspaper reporter; Ethel K Soper 14 scholar; Reyurald Geo Soper 11 all b.Sheffield, Yorks & general servant Emily Jones 30unm printer? b.Portley, Salop; scan & scan : [not vis '71/'81/'01cen or bmd, so assume not Soper]

Herbert Keene Soper 29 a 'tailors traveller at 6 Kingston St, St Alkmund Derby b.Salisbury, Wilts '01cen, Louisa Henrietta Soper 29, Harold Vince Soper 6 at school both b.Lincoln, Lincs & Alice Mary Frost 15 gen serv b.Derby ; scan scan : [Herbert Keens Soper b.1871, Alderbury, Wilts m.Lincoln 1894 to Louisa Henrietta Oxley] : [father Rev Henry above]

Maud Soper died Basford Apr>Jun 1904 age 26 [bmd] : [assume b.Jan>Mar 1878, Taunton, S.set dau of Rev Henry above?]

Frances Mary Soper, St Asaph b.Apr>June 1905 & died age 1 Apr>Jun 1906 [bmd]

PC Soper Derbyshire 'career of' record [often given at retirement] 1908 Police Index [same date/details for PC Soper, Plymouth - same person?]
PC Soper Hillstown [nr Bolsover], Derbyshire. Obituary record 1915 Police Index

Henry Soper died Apr>Jun 1910 Basford age 78 [bmd] : [assume Rev Henry above]

Herbert Reens Soper 40 master tailor at 6 Kingston St, Derby; b.Salisbury, Wilts; Louisa H Soper 41 {m.17y} b.Lincoln & Harold V Soper 16 b.Derby & dom serv Elsie Beardsley 16 b.Holbrook, Derby, 1911 census [the only Sopers in Derbyshire] : [Herbert Keens Soper b.1872 m.1894 Lincs : bankrupt tailor 1916]

Ellen M Soper m.George Videll at Burton Apr>Jun 1913 [bmd]

Frank A Soper m.Sarah A Fletcher at Glossop, Derbyshire Apr>Jun 1913 : son
- Frank A Soper b.Oct>Dec 1915 at Mansfield, Nots (mother ne Fletcher) & d.Apr>Jun 1921 age 5 at Chesterfield & father?
: Frank A Soper (c1874-1915) died Oct>Dec 1915 age 41 at Mansfield [bmd] : [?a Frank Arthur Soper b.Bromley, Sy Jan>Mar 1875]

Herbert Keens Soper tailor, carrying on business under the style of Hughes & Soper of 28 The Strand, Derby, lately residing at 91 Green Lane, Derby (bankruptcy?) order 19 Feb 1916. (case 4 of 1916), 1st meeting 29 Feb : Creditors to contact by 14 Apr 1917 : Release of Trustee (The Official Recever) 21 Sep 1917 : 11½d in the £, 1st & final dividend 21 May (11 Mar) : Trustee release 21 Sep London Gazette (27 & 28 Sept) : London Gazette : & : & : [Herbert Keens Soper b.1871, Alderbury, Wilts m.Lincoln 1894 to Louisa Henrietta Oxley]

John C Soper b.Oct>Dec 1921; William R b.Apr>Jun 1923; Rebecca M b.1924 & Olive b.Jan>Mar 1930 all b.West Derby, mother ne Peers; bmd dist : [William J m.Amy Peers 1920]

William W Soper (c1869-1928) d.Jul>Sep 1928, Chapel-le Frith district age 59
William White Soper d.1928, Buxton, Derbyshire b.1869 from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com : [William White Soper b.1869, Doddiscombsleigh, Dev; m.Margaret Smith Farmer 1904 Cockermouth]

Ernest Soper m.Cecilia M Smith Apr>Jun 1929, Chapel-le Frith
assume Ernest Soper b.Jul>Sep 1905, Carlisle, Cumberland to William White Soper & Margaret Smith nee Farmer at Cockermouth, Cumberland
1904 (William d.1928 Chapel-le Frith above)
- Barry E Soper b.Jul>Sep 1930, Chapel-le Frith (mother ne Smith) : Barry Ernest Soper b.1930, Buxton & m.1953 Burbage, Derbyshire from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com

Philip Anthony Soper b.1950, Belper, Derbyshire from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com

Soaper Lane, Dronfield, Derbyshire : map, before 1650 there was soap making and tanning by the river bank, associated with sheep rearing in the area : source



Durham

Roger Sapere 1243 in Durham Assize Roll, from A Dictionary of English Surnames, by P. H. Reaney & R. M. Wilson, (London: Routledge, 1991; Oxford University Press, 1995) & www.british-history.ac.uk

Margaret Soppe of Staynton, widow, took a grant of a croft in Staynton from Marjory daughter of Adam Wodekoc of Staynton, 1350 : Nottinghamshire Archives: ref DD/FJ/1/274/10 www.a2a
Margaret Soppe of Staynton, widow, released a croft in Staynton to John Glewe of Staynton, 19 Apr 1355 : (witnesses Boteler, Mayhew, Glew, Dey) Nottinghamshire Archives: ref DD/FJ/1/274/11 www.a2a

Elizabeth Sooper d.1675, Brancepeth, St Brandon, Durham; from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com

Sarah Sooper bur.1762 at Durham : more details available from Non-Conformist bmdregisters

Matthew Sopper bapt.1821 at Durham to George Sopper & Jane Sopper : more details available from Non-Conformist bmdregisters

Elizabeth Soper (c1770-1819) of Mill Dam, buried 9 Apr 1819 aged 49, at South Shields, St Hilda - County Durham Burial Index GenUKI H/R081

Hannah Soper b.1825, Bishopwearmouth, Durham;
Margaretta Catherine Soper b.1827, Bishopwearmouth; from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com

Charlotte Soaper m.10 Dec 1827 at Haughton Le Skerne, Durham [igi]

Susanna Soper 20 living at Newfield, Auckland, St Andrew, Durham. A servant with Phil Milner 45-9, farmer & family in 1841 Census : [The only Soper in the county : Susanna Soaper m.28 Jun 1841, St Andrews, Auckland (igi)] : [Susanna perhaps mistranscribed 'Toper' '41cen from LittleClaire rootschat.com]

bmd records
at Auckland : Susanna Soaper m 1841 : Richard John b 1878 : Samuel Soaper b 1880 & d 1881 age 0 : Samuel d 1881 : Thomas m 1882 : Thomas William b.1882 : William m.1882 : William d.1883, age 23 : Mary Jane b.1885 : Mary Jane m.1887 at Byers Green : Elizabeth Ann m.1889 : Eliza Ellen b.1893 : Edith m.1894 : Eliza m.1895 : Joseph m.1901 : William b.1902 : Doris b.1903 : Richard John m.1903 : Annie Irene b.1907 : William d.1907 age 69 : Nellie b.1910 : Mary J m.1911 : Eliza m.1912 to Mr Ivey
at Hartlepool : Eliza m.1912 : Norman William b.1904 : Harry Pinder b.1907 : Stanley b.1909
at Sunderland : Ellen m.1880 : Lena m.1901 : Florence Emily b.1879 : Elizabeth Sopper d.1857

1851 Census 5 entries
Ann Soper b.Durham c1810 living in Hampshire : [see Ann Laybone Soper & husband John '61cen below]
Oscar Sopher 24 at St Mary, Gateshead, Durham '51cen; b.Newcastle on Tyne, Staffs; Elizabeth Sopher 26 b.Gateshead; Elizabeth Sopher 6 b.Newcastle; William Sopher 1 b.Gateshead; scan : [not vis elsewhere]

1861 Census no entries ; 2 wives Elizabeth 42 b.Monk Wearmouth * Ann Laybone Soper 51 wife of John b.Auckland, Durham.

Walter Soaper, an apprentice, was washed overboard & drowned. 'The Advice' of Hartlepool which was wrecked on the Durham coast nr Whitburn 9 Oct, she was 'laden with deals from Riga'. She spung a leak in a gale & her pumps became disabled. All the other crew was rescued by the coastguard with rocket apparatus. Several ships were lost in the gale all 'ill-found, under-manned & leaky', 8 Oct 1865 : from The Times 13/26a

1871 Census no Sopers in Durham (or born there)

'The Sopher', sailed from Shields to Lauriga [South Shield, Durham?] 29 Apr 1878


William Soper 40 at Auckd Park, Thomas St, Coundon Grange, Durham; an engine driver '81cen; Mary Soper 40; William Soper coal miner 21u; Thomas Soper 20u coal miner; Elizabeth Soper 13; Edith Soper 10; Eliza Soper 8; Joseph Soper 5 all b.Newlyn,Cornwall; Richard Soper 3 b. S.Church, Durham Only Sopers in the county [perhaps grandson T W Soper in '91cen? below?] : [Only Sopers in Durham] : [William & Mary m.1859 Truro; see biog Cornwall] : [William d.Oct>Dec 1907 age 69 Auckland]

Florence E Soper b.Sunderland, Durham, age 1: '81cen at Camborne, Cornwall with mother Mary Soper 28 (married) b.Withycombe, Devon : with her sister Elizabeth LOVERING 16 : [presume indicats another Devon miner : perhaps m.Mary Lovering? : speculate another son of William above?]


William Soper m.Mary Jane Mills Jan>Mar 1882, Auckland, Durham: [assume William Thomas b.Jul>Sep 1859 Perranzabuloe, Con to William & Mary m.1859 Truro; Cornwall]
- Thomas William Soper b.Jul>Sep 1882, Auckland m.Martha Collier Apr>Jun 1913, Pontypool, Monmouth
: '81cen assume William coal miner 21u with parents William 40 at Auckd Park, Thomas St, Coundon Grange, Durham; engine driver; Mary 40; William coal miner 21u; Thomas 20u coal miner; Elizabeth 13; Edith 10; Eliza 8; Joseph 5 all b.Newlyn,Cornwall; Richard 3 b. S.Church, Durham Only Sopers in the county
: William Soper (c1860-1883) d.Apr>Jun 1883, Auckland, age 23
: Mary Jane Soper re.m.Edward Davison Jul>Sep 1887 (Edward m.Francis Hannah? Oct>Dec 1878, she d.Jan>Mar 1880) all at Auckland
: '91cen Thomas William 8 stepson at The Village (St Michaels), Bishop Middleham, Durham; b.Coundon, Durham with Edward Davison 40 limestone, quarryman b.Mordon, wife Mary Jane Davison 32 b.Aycliffe, Frances Rose 11 b.Bradbury & Frederick 3 & Gibson Davison 0 b.Frimdon? Col, all b,Durham; scan & scan
: '01cen Thomas at Bradbury, Durham, 18 an 'ordy agric labourer' b.Bp Auckland
: ['11cen Thomas William 28 limestone quarryman boarding at Hawthorne Terrace, Bishop Middleham, Durham; b.Auckland P, Dur; with Robert A Murray 27 limestone quarryman b.Durham Rose Emily Marray {m.2y} b.Durham dau Getrude Davison 8 & Fred Murray 2 both b.Bishop Middleham, Durham]

Thomas Soper m.Elizabeth Ann Lowe Oct>Dec 1882, Auckland, Durham : [assume Thomas b.c1860 Perranzabuloe, Con to William & Mary m.1859 Truro; Cornwall]
- Mary Jane Soper b.Apr>Jun 1885, Auckland; ?a Mary J m. Oct>Dec 1911, Auckland
assume - Eliza Ellen Soper b.Jan>Mar 1893, Auckland; ??an Eliza m.Frederick Ivey Jan>Mar 1912, Auckland
: '91cen Thomas 30 coal miner, in 2 rooms at 123 Gurney Villa, Grange Hill, Coundon Grange, (St Andrews), Auckland Park, Durham; b.Truro, Cornwall; Elizabeth A 25 b.Sunderland, Durham; Mary J 5 scholar b.Eldon, Durham; scan
: '01cen Thomas 42 coal wagon wayman below ground at 23 Gurney Valley, Coundon Grange, Durham, b.not known; Elizabeth 37 b.Sunderland; Mary Jane 15 drapers dressmaker; Eliza Ellen 8 both b.Coundon Grange; scan
: '11cen Thomas onsetter at pit bottom [*handles the pit cages & skips] 50 b.Truro, Cornwall at 38 Wood Row, William St, Coundon Grange parish Auckland Pk, Durham, Elizabeth Ann 45 b.Corn Hill, Sunderland ; Mary Jane 25unm
: '11cen Eliza Ellen Soper 18 milinery, shop assistant both b.Coundon Grange
: ?a Thomas Soper (c1861-1946) d.Jan>Mar 1946, Durham, W.Durham, age 85
: ?an Elizabeth A Soper (c1865-1946) d.Apr>Jun 1946, Durham, W.Durham, age 81


Durham 1891 census

Thomas Soper 30 coal miner, in 2 rooms at 123 Gurney Villa, Grange Hill, Coundon Grange, (St Andrews), Auckland Park, Durham '91cen; b.Truro, Cornwall; Elizabeth A Soper 25 b.Sunderland, Durham; Mary J Soper 5 scholar b.Eldon, Durham; scan : [Thomas m.Elizabeth Ann Lowe 1882, Auckland]

Thomas William Soper 8 stepson at The Village (St Michaels), Bishop Middleham, Durham '91cen; b.Coundon, Durham with Edward Davison 40 limestone, quarryman b.Mordon, wife Mary Jane 32 b.Aycliffe, Frances Rose 11 b.Bradbury & Frederick 3 & Gibson Davison 0 b.Frimdon? Col, all b,Durham : [Thomas William b.Jul>Sep 1882, Auckland m.Martha Collier Apr>Jun 1913, Pontypool, Monmouth; scan & scan]

William Soper 55 stationary engine driver, in 4 rooms at 284 William Street, Coundon Grange, (St Andrews), Auckland Park, Durham '91cen; Mary Ann Soper 52 both b.Truro, Con; Edith Mary Soper 20unm; Eliza Soper 18 dressmaker; Joseph Soper 15 coal miner all b.Newlyn East, Con; Richard J Soper 12 scholar b.Coundon Grange, Durham; scan : Richard J Soper 12 b. Coundon Grange, Durham : [son Thomas 30 above] : [assume William m.Mary Ann Curtis 1859 Truro; Cornwall]


William Soper Wilson b.Jul>Sep 1892, Auckland, Durham : [son of Elizabeth Ann Soper who m.Robert Wilson Jul>Sep 1889, Auckland, Durham : age 17 in '11cen below]

Henry Soper p.749; Durham 1894 Whellan's Directory source


Durham 1901 census

Richard J Soper 22unm commercial clerk at 28 Holt Street, Coundon Grange, Durham b.Bishop Auckland; boarding with Harriett Ward 61 widow, 4 unm children 20-32 all b.Yorks & boarder James Ness 30unm scan : [parents William/Mary below, m.1859 Cornwall; Richard m.Laura Jane Pinder 1903 Durham]

Thomas Soper 42 coal wagon wayman below ground at 23 Gurney Valley, Coundon Grange, Durham, b.not known; Elizabeth Soper 37 b.Sunderland; Mary Jane Soper 15 drapers dressmaker; Eliza Ellen Soper 8 both b.Coundon Grange; scan : [Thomas m.Elizabeth Ann Lowe 1882, Auckland]

Thomas Soper (c1883-?), 18 an 'ordy agric labourer' at Bradbury, Durham, b.Bp Auckland, Durham '01cen : ['91cen, age 8 with step-father]

William Soper 62 at 6 William Street, Coundon Grange, Durham 'coal engines above ground' '01cen : Mary Soper 61; Joseph Soper 25unm 'coal wagon wayman below ground' both b.Perring.., Cornwall & niece Mary C Curtis 23unm b.Beechburn, Durham; scan : [m.1859 Truro; see biog Cornwall] : [William d.1907 Auckland age 69]


Lena Soper m.1901, Hendon, Durham; from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com : m.Apr>Jun Sunderland, (to either Michael Lydon or John George Ainsley) : ['81cen William 30 fisherman b.Guernsey, Ann 27, Henry L 2 & Lena 4m all b.Hull, Yorks]

Joseph Soper m.Margaret Hannah Pinder Jul>Sep 1901 Auckland, Durham (bmd) (Joseph b.Oct>Dec 1876 Perranzabuloe, (Truro RD), Con to William & Mary Ann Curtis who m.1859, Truro, Cornwall)
- William Soper b.Jul>Sep 1902 Auckland RD [??a William m.Eda M Longstaff 1927 Auckland]
- Doris Soper b.Oct>Dec 1903 Auckland RD; m.Rodwell Harrison Jul>Sep 1930, Auckland
- Annie Irene Soper b.Jul>Sep 1907 Auckland RD; ?Annie I m.John H Wears Apr>Jun 1936 Darlington, Yorks
- Nellie Soper b.Jan>Mar 1910 Auckland RD
- Joseph Soper b.Jan>Mar 1912, Barnsley, Yorks (mother nee Pinder)
- Richard J Soper b.Apr>Jun 1913 : m.Lily M Evans Jul>Sep 1932, Barnsley
- Geoffrey F C Soper b. & d. age 0 Jan>Mar 1921, Barnsley, Yorks, W.Riding (mother nee Pinder)
: ['81cen age 5 & '91cen 15 with parents at Coundon Grange, Durham]
: ['01cen William 62 at CG 'coal engines above around Mary 61 b.Perring, Joseph 25 b.Perring 'coal wagon wayman below ground', Richard 22 b.Bishop Auckland, commercial clerk]
: ['11cen Joseph (c1876-?) insurance agent 35 at Roumount South Church, Bishop Auckland, Durham; b.Perranzavbuloe, Con; Margaret Hannah 34 {m.9y} b.St John Chapel Weardale, Dur; William 8 b.Coundon Grange, Dur, Doris 7, Annie Irene 3, Nellie 1, all b.Eldon Lane, Dur] : [a tree extending to William Soper (1766?-1831) m.Newlyn E, Con]

Richard John Soper m.Laura Jane Pinder Oct>Dec 1903 Auckland ( b.Durham (Apr>Jun 1878 to William & Mary Ann Curtis m.1859, Truro, Cornwall) : [brother, Joseph m.another Miss Pinder above]
: '01cen Richard J 22unm commercial clerk at 28 Holt St, Coundon Grange, Durham b.Bishop Auckland; boarding with Harriett Ward 61 widow, 4 unm children 20-32 all b.Yorks & boarder James Ness 30unm scan
: ['11cen Richard J 32 grocer at Barnsley, Yorks, Laura J 32 Norman W 6, Harry P 3 & Stanley 2]


1911 Census 12 entries

Joseph Soper (c1876-?) an insurance agent 35, 4 Roumount South Church, Auckland; b.Perranzavbuloe, Cornwall; Margaret Hannah Soper 34 {m.9y} b.St John Chapel, Weardale, Dur; William Soper 8 b.Coundon Grange, Dur, Doris Soper 7, Annie Irene Soper 3, Nellie Soper 1, all b.Eldon Lane, Durham : [Joseph m.Margaret Hannah Pinder Jul>Sep 1901 Auckland]

Richard J Soper 32 grocer at Barnsley, Yorks, Laura J Soper 32 Norman W Soper 6, Harry P Soper 3 & Stanley Soper 2

Mary Ann Soper 72 wife's mother, widow at 6 Wood Row, Williams St, Auckland Pk, Auckland, Durham; b.Perranzabuloe, Con; with Robert Wilson 46 deputy ovenman (coal mine), b.Bishop Auckland, Durham; Elizabeth Ann Wilson 43 b.Newland East, Con {m.21y/5 births, 2died}, William Soper Wilson 18 student teaching; Dinah Wilson 16 & Lily Wilson 6 all b.Coundon Grange, Durham : [husband d.1907 Auckland age 69: William & Mary Ann Curtis m.1859, Truro, Con] : [m.1859 Truro; see biog Cornwall] ; ['81cen with husband Wliiam who d.1907] : [Elizabeth Ann Soper m.Robert Wilson Jul>Sep 1889, Auckland, Durham]

Thomas Soper (c1861-?) onsetter at pit bottom [*handles the pit cages & skips] 50 b.Truro, Cornwall at 38 Wood Row, William St, Coundon Grange parish Auckland Pk, Durham, Elizabeth Ann Soper 45 b.Corn Hill, Sunderland ; Mary Jane Soper 25unm : ['91cen, these 3 in Durham] & Eliza Ellen Soper 18 milinery, shop assistant both b.Coundon Grange : ['01cen with Eliz 8]

Thomas William Soper (c1883-?) a limestone quarryman, Hawthorne Terrace, Bishop Middleham, Sedgefield, Durham; b.Durham; with Robert A Murray 27 limestone quarryman b.Durham Rose Emily Marray {m.2y} b.Durham dau Getrude Davison 8 & Fred Murray 2 both b.Bishop Middleham, Durham : ['91cen, age 8 with step-father]
William Soper Liddle (c1901-?) 10 son at Auckland, Durham; b.Auckland with James Liddle 38 deputy overman, below ground, b.Esconb, Durham; Edith Mary {m/16y} b.Perrynzibla, Con; Joseph 15 law clerk b.Coundon Grange Marian 5 & Mildrend 3 b.Shildon, Dur


Mary J Soper m.Oct>Dec 1911 Auckland
Eliza Soper m. Mr Ivey Jan>Mar 1912 Auckland

Charles Joseph Soper (c1836-1912) of Whitburn 76 a bill broker left an estate in 1912 estimated at £1,461,180. (from an article on rich estates, only 8 over £1M were declared in 1911) : from The Times - 29 Jan 1912 712/746n : [was 'of Whitburn' wrong as it's his surname : see London 1866]
: [originally the job of a London bill broker was, for commission, allowing country bankers to discount their bills in London, also making loans against bills not yet due, but perhaps by this time he was acting more like a banker] :
: ['11cen Charles Joseph Soper Whitburn (c1837-?) 74 head at St George, London b.Lambeth, Surrey]

William Soper m.Eda M Longstaffe Jan>Mar 1927 Auckland; son William b.Jul>Sep 1928 & dau June b.Jul>Sep 1931 [family above?]

Charles John Frank Soper appointed as general manager at E N Mackley and Company Limited, Hawks Rd, Gateshead, pump manufacturers [& suppliers of other mining equipment]. 2 documents, 14 Feb 1936 & 11 June 1941 :ref DS/MAC/2/2 www.a2a
: ['11cen age 7 at Bedford with parents George Henry Soper 42 & Mary Kate Soper 41]

George E Soper LDS RCS (England) [part-time] 1 of 6 dental officers for Durham County source



Essex

Essex Archives Online seax.gov.uk 17 Soper 1 Sooper, 2 Sopper Records (Sep'10)

igi database 3 Soper Essex records

Births, marriages & deaths, registered in Essex 121 records

Essex OTP (online Parish Clerks) (no Sopers transcribed 2010)

John Sopere mentioned in 'Church of St Andrew, Fingringhoe, Essex [S of Colchester] : GoogleBooks.com

Sopere, Loof & Sankyn mentioned in snippet p136 'The Essex Review' pub 1957 : GoogleBooks.com

Johannis Sopere 1207 Harlow (PHR) [Essex] : Survey of English Place-names pub1924 GoogleBooks.com

Johannis Sopere mentioned in agreement between Leiston Abbey & Butley Priory, tithes of Knodishall [Suffolk] 18 Nov 1235 p109 Leiston Abbey Charters pub1979 : GoogleBooks.com

John le Sopere's house is probably the present Soppers a farm in Wickford parish. The Essex fleet of fines show that John le Soppere in 1239 had a messuage & 100 acres in Rawreth & this may be the house referred to. ... from 'Essex Review' pun 1959 google books snippet

Richard de Essex, le Soper (soparius), Feoffment by him to John prior of Holy Trinity, London, of 6s. quit rent in the Chepe (foro), St. Pancras parish, London, from his two shops (sopis) with solar above (cum solario desuper edificato). Paid 4 marks. Witnesses:— Ralph Hardel, mayor, 2 sheriffs, 7 aldermen & 3 others : Document A9656. Ancient Deeds: Vol 4, pub1902 British History Online [no date – Hardel mayor , 1254-8]

Alexander le Sopper held [or used to hold?] land called `Alineshal' in (or by) the parish of Thundersley 1260 Thomas de Thundersley granted 14a of land next to it c1260 (1 of the 9 witnesses 'Pet. de. Soberi') Essex Archives Online seax.gov.uk
- Alexander le Soppere c1260 in Essex, from A Dictionary of English Surnames, by P. H. Reaney & R. M. Wilson, (pub.1991) : [presume link to Sopers Grove, Thundersley 1554 below]

Brice Soper had land at Southchurch, on the East of a plot granted Leigh on Sea, 23 Jan 1303 on the road between Prittlewell & Hadleigh A2A ref CCA-DCc-ChAnt/H/81

Nicholas Soper, son & heir of Thomas Soper v Anne Soper, executrix & late the wife of the said Thomas : Detention of deeds relating to the manor of & to lands in South Mendham.: Essex, from a batch of records covering 1486-1529 : C 1/225/86 : source [no Mendham in Essex, a Mendham to the north in Norfolk]

Joan Soper, a court case 1492-1547 - see 1518

Thomas Saper Reg. Bray, Hugh Oldam (clerk), Thomas Frowyk (serjeant-at-law) Feoffmemt from Humphrey Conyngesby (serjeant-at-law) 20 July 1499 : Deeds Essex Archives Online
. . .
Thomas Soper at Theydon Garnon [apparently just had his land grazed upon; on or near Epping Forset?] 1500 by William Sparowe, gent & wife, John Wylkynson & Henry Trappys, husbandman, all formerly of Theydon Garnon, who with force & arm, broke the close & houses & cut down & carried away trees & underwood worth 20 marks & depastured their herbage (worth £10) with beasts; The other properties 'attacked' Reg. Bray, knight, Hugh Oldham, clerk & Thomas Frowyk; serjeant-at-law source : & adds it was a land dispute over lands of John Prynce, they made unlawful entry into the manor of Theydon Garnon

Jane Soper & Elizabeth Soper, London/Essex. British Chancery Records 1518-1529 Vol 3, page 599, bundle 596 : ancestry.com

Joan Soper widow, to William Spencer: "Certain artycles of the demeanour of William Spencer agaynst me Jone Soper widow and my freendes by reason of the greate trust and confidence that I had in hym by his false and sootall maner" 1518-1529? : National Archives ref E 41/429
Joan Soper, a court case involving a messuage & land in Leyton, Essex (between 1492-1547) : William Spencer of London, tailor, v Joan Soper & George Eliot : National Archives ref REQ 2/3/229

Jone Soper d.1546, Chelmsford, Essex; from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com: [connection with Sopers Farm after 1607 below?]

Sopers Grove in Thundersley [2m N Canvey Island] Manor of Chingfords records : 24 Mar 1554-5, Crown Grant Susan Tonge alias Clarencieux, widow Essex Archives Online : [presume link to Alexander le Sopper 1260 above]

Thomas Sopper (of Lexden?) 10s in Jury list for Essex. Epiphany 1575 [speculate 10s was a charge not to appear] : seax.gov.uk

Catherine Soper m.Gilbert Speed / Spede, 1585 at Bergholt, West, Essex; Boyd's Marriage Index

Deeds of Sopers Farm, watermill, Cole Gate, Culstie Green, Tobbitts Farm & Hawkins Farm, Woodham Walter 1607-1816 : Essex Archives Online seax.gov.uk : a Chelmsford solicitor's records : [connection with Jone Soper (?-1546) Chelmsford above] : [Chelmsford connection with Charles Soper (1674?-1723); m.1691) Chelmsford below]

Eliz Soper b. & d.1726, Dagenham, Essex; from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com

Sarah Soaper m.James Cumpen 29 Sep 1756, Little Braxted, Ex (igi)

Charles Soper of Edmonton, M.sx m.Martha Barfour/Barker? 1691 Lon; High Constable of Edmonton; 1715; d.Edmonton 1723, owned property in Clerkenwell & Chelmsford, Essex : [connection with Sopers Farm after 1607 above?]

John Soper m.Elizabeth Darman, 1758 at Rivenhall, Essex; Boyd's Marriage Index

Isabella Soper d.1771, Wanstead, Essex; from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com

Sarah Loper bapt.1786 at Essex to James Loper & Mary Loper : more details available from Non-Conformist bmdregisters

Charlotte Soper m.Eli Hayden : 6 Feb 1789 : page 869 : Braintree Marriages source [but perhaps Braintree, Vermont?]

Ann Soaper in Essex Court, Jan 1809; sentence imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

Robert Soper sold Berwick Farm (in Roding Abbess?) to Mr N Stacey 1837. from A History of Essex (1956) www.british-history.ac.uk Doc.15646


3 Sopers listed in 1841 census Essex

Elizabeth Soper 65-9 a nurse living at Crabb Tree House, Lambourne. 1841 Census

Francis Soper 22 (male, not born Essex) an usher? [teacher?] in school of George Maconachie 27 (b Scotland), wife, 3 servants & 40 boy students 9-13 [a schoolmaster in Margate, Kent in 1861 census, wife Mary Ann]

Mary Ann Sopier 30-4 living at West Ham 1841 Census, not born Essex


William Soper, present at meeting, Harwich Town Hall 70 signatures to gat the mayor to write to their MP, about how he votes & the coming railway line.; in 'Essex Standard' 10 Nov 1843, from newspapers.bl.uk

William Edward Soper b.Jan>Mar 1844, Tendring, Ex (bmd)

Henry Soper, esq of Little Waltham. In his chaise with a friend & servant by Sparrows Bank, High St, Chelmsford. An escaped carriage horse bolted knocking down it's driver 35, who later died. It shattered Soper's carriage on coming into violent contact & the two travellers were thrown backwards to the road, escaping injury. Thier spirited mare kicked furiously & was halted at Springfield Warf, sustaining much injury after following the bolting horse; in newspaper Oct 1846, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [Henry (c1802-1867) Spitalfield silk mfr m.1828]

Henry Soper esq. at Lodge, Little Waltham, Ex : 1851. Post Office Directory : [Henry (c1802-1867) Spitalfield silk mfr m.1828]

Henry Soper, deposed at inquest at Railway Hotel, Brentwood that he resided Spital Sq, Lon & a passenger on the 8am Colchester train. It was very foggy & we were in a curved cutting between 2 bridges. He saw the guard beckon 2 men on the bank to go back. He heard the whistle before the accident [the train came to a halt at Brentwood Station] & he heard 9 people had been killed, He attended to say the train crew were not to blame. 25 men got off a repair train beyond Brentwood which noisily blew off steam. The forman saw train approaching at 10mph & warned them, but some did not move away perhaps due to their pile of unloaded ballast between the rail lines & were hit; in 'The Morning Chronicle' (pub.Lon) & 'The Times' 20 Sep 1850, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
- - - - - - -
Henry Soper, a witness at Chelmsford Court. I live in London, I was going to my country house at Waltham 10 Nov, when overtaken by Mr Gooch inkeeper of Little Waltham [& took middle seat in his chaise]. At Marriage's Windmill an oncoming gig, driving uphill from Dunmow to Chelmsford, drew on our side of road & ran into our chaise which overturned, piching us out. I fell on my head but not hurt. Gooch's horse came loose & ran over it's owner breaking 3 ribs & collar bone. The men who caused the accident appeared drunk. Mr Soper's wrist was sprained & later he told a man he'd not seen the accident & didn't contradict someone saying Felton was on correct side of road. Gooch claimed £20 damages but jury found it an accident; from newspaper 22 Mar 1850, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [Henry (c1802-1867) Spitalfield silk mfr m.1828]


1851 Census,

John Soper 20unm private, ex laborer in East India Comp Depot, Warley Barracks, Little Warley, Essex 51cen, b.Okehampton, Dev; only Essex entry, about 405 entries for Barracks under Comandant Col Edward Hay; scan: [see soldiers]

2 other entries
John Soper 36 b.London c1815, living in Essexx : [not now vis]
Charlotte Soper 20 b.Devon c1831, living in Essex : [not now vis]

3 born Essex, but 3 living elsewhere
Charlotte Soper 66 b.Essex c1789, living in London ('61cen not vis)
Charlotte Soper 36 b.Essex c1815, living in London ('61cen not vis)
Elizabeth Soper 14 b.Essex c1837, living in Kent


Henry Soper struck out as voter for Little Waltham after liberal objection, by Chelmsford district Court (& many others, great majority of objections undefended) ; in 'Essex Standard' 15 Oct 1852, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [?so why?, seems he still lived there Henry at The Lodge, The only 'esq' in list of 39 Little Waltham residents 1848 & still there on 1853 list]

Henry Soper, esq [some other buyers 'Mr'] bought Link Field (4a) freehold in Little Waltham for £270 & 2 fields of 8a 1r 31p for £410, rent £12; 2 of 66 lots at auction of late C G Parker's 1,860a estate.; in 'Essex Standard' 29 Jul 1853, from news.bl.uk : scan : [Henry (c1802-1867) silk weaver m.1828]

Robert Benjamin Soper m.Hannah Blay, Jan>Mar 1856 St Luke, Lon (but parked here in Essex notes)
: '51cen George 59 head carpenter at 1 Peacock Place, St Judes, Bethnal Green, M.sx; dau Matilda 18 needle woman; Robert B 14 errand boy all b.St Saviors, Surrey
scan
: '61cen Robert B 23 gold chain maker at 4 Spencer Rd, Hornsey, Msx; b.Bow, Sy; Hannah 22 b.St Luke, Msx
: '71cen Robert B Soper collector for draper 34 at 1 Rosemary Cottages Shepperton Cottages, Islington, b.Boro', Msx; Hannah 33 military embroideress; In 1st household in property Joshua Ellis 44 builder wife & dau; scan
: '81cen Robert 43 at 20 Alfred St, Lon; b.Lambeth, Msx, commercial traveler (draper); Hannah 42 b.St Luke
: '91cen Robert 54 life assurance agent, in 4 rooms at 4 Stevant Ln, (St Marys), Leyton, Ex '91cen; b.Bow, Lon; Hannah 53 b.St Luke, Lon (sharing address with John Taylor 76 painter & wife 71 charwoman) scan
: '01cen Robert 64 life assurance labourer at Leyton; b.Lambeth; Hannah 63 b.St Luke
: Hannah Soper d.Oct>Dec 1904, age 67, West Ham, Ex
: Robert Benjamin Soper d.Apr>Jun 1908, age 72, West Ham

George a sugar baker m.Georgina Case Apr>Jun 1857 Southampton, Hants [but anchored in Essex notes] : [George b.c1831 Winford/Newport Eagle, Dor assume to George & Mary Hiscock who m.1813 at Tarrant Monkton]
: ['41cen George Soaper (c1831-?) age 11, 1 of 2 ag labs living with John Rodford 61 ag lab & wife 65: Frome, St Quentin : ['51cen a George 21 at Dorchester]
: ['51cen George 62 farm labourer at Wynford Eagle, Dorchester, b.Toller Porcorum, Dor; Mary 62 b.Laniun?, Dor; sons John 34 widowed farm labourer; George 21unm farm labourer; grandau Harriet 7 scholar all b.Wynford Eagle, Dor scan]
: [?? a George 26 unemloyed labourer. His wife Louisa 20-6 got 2m prison for S'ton theft Dec 1859]
: ['61cen Georgina (c1834-?) 27 house servant in household of William Young 49 quartermaster (?Reg of Engineers?) at 5 York Terrace, All Saints Southampton; b.Broad Oak, Dor - George not vis - military/at sea?]
: ['71cen George steward 39 at 1 Britton St, Southampton, St Mary, b.Newport Eagle {no such place - Wynford Eagle?} , Dor; Georgeina 37, b.Broad Oak, Dor scan (2nd household in property Matilda Mill 32 b.Everton, London, wife of engineer)]
: ['71cen ?a George steward 40 on ''Try Anza' of London', at Southampton St Mary, b.Southampton, Dor (with a 3rd officer, 4 seamen, 3 fireman, 2 stewards & engineer) : scan] : [duplicate entry?]
: ['81cen George 50 sugar baker at 3 Hudson Terrace, West Ham, Ex b.Windford, Dor; Georga. 47 b.Broadoak & boarder George G Leggett 30, a stone mason b.Yarmouth, Norfolk]
: ['91cen George 52 sugar baker at 33 Hudsons Rd, (Holy Trinity), West Ham & wife Georgina 50 both b.Dorset & niece Alice Lambert 17 lady clerk b.Hants & boarder Walter Hostler 25 stoker b.Herefordshire; scan (no Soper/Lambert vis bmd)]
: ['01cen George 72 upholsterer at 33 Hudson Rd, West Ham, Essex; Georgina 66 both b.Dor & nephew William George Case 32unm dock labourer b.Chichester, Sx & boarder Ernest Charles Venner clerk b.Canning Town scan]
: [Georgina d.Jul>Sep 1901 age 66 W.Ham : George not vis '11cen & death not vis bmd]

Mr Soper at Little Waltham. Workmen dug drains on his premises, behind his house & discovered a funeral urns, 16" high x 9" probably Roman. Mr Soper dug it out. Rain that night exposed another urn half the size & Mr Soper was particularly careful removing it, it contained bomes.; in 'Essex Standard' 23 Nov 1860, from news.bl.uk; scan : [Henry (c1802-1867) silk weaver m.1828]
: Mr Soper's 'Little Watham Lodge', at junction of the Dunmow & Braintree Roads with the Chelmsford Rd. Roman burial urns were found 28 Nov 1860 by workmen digging behind it source & source p4


only 1 family in 1861 Essex census
Richard Soper (c1835-?) living at a Cottage,South Shoebury, age 26 a carpenter & joiner b.Portsmouth, Hants, wife Mary Soper 25, b.Bluntisham, Huntingdonshire & sons William Soper 5, a scholar : John Soper 3, both b.Scotland & Richard Soper 1, b.St Georges, Lon : [Richard m.
1862, Huntingdon, Hunts]

Joseph Sopher (c1819-?) b.Christchurch, Ex, 42 with wife Elizabeth at Shoreditch, London '61cen

Mary Ann Soper b.Maldon, Ex, 47 with husband Samuel at Shoreditch, London '61cen


Emily Harriot Soper m.Francis Fox 'esq' of Maldon, 3 Mar 1866 at Little Waltham; eldest dau of 'Mr' Henry Soper of Little Waltham , 'Essex Standard', 9 Mar from newspapers.bl.uk : [m.Jan>Mar Chelmsford bmd dist] : [b.12 Oct 1836 Spittlefields to Henry a silk maker & Sarah Ann who m.1828]

Henry Louis Soper (1845-1877) of Tunbridge Wells m.Miss Jane Philpott at Ilford church on Tue last [28 Apr 1868] only dau of J Philpott Esq. ; by Hon & Rev H W Bertie. The occasion of gaiety & rejoicing in the parish. Flags & devices were displayed at many houses & the children of National School & inmates of alms houses were entetained. After breakfast they spent their honeymoon on the continent; in 'Essex Standard' 1 May, from news.bl.uk; scan
: [b.12 Feb 1845 Hadlow, Kent; father Henry (c1819-?) plumber (emp 18) at Tunbridge Wells, Kent
1861]
- John Philpott Henry Soper b.18 Feb 1869, Ilford (b.Jan>Mar Romford bmd) : Cambridge Uni, Barrister; see legal Sopers] :
- Robert Lewis Soper b.Romford, Ex Jul>Sep 1870; civil engineer 1898 : (leased Berwick Berners Hall Farm, 1909, sold 1937)
- Annie Jane Philpott Soper b.Jul>Sep 1872 Romford : ['91cen not vis] 'Nancy' m.Walter Reginald Tuckett 12 Oct 1892 W.Ham
- Bertha Philpott Soper b.Apr>Jun 1874 b.Romford, Ex ('91 at Folkstone school 17), (?a Bertha m.Royston Oct>Dec 1897 - to either William Herbert Smith or John William Worboys)
- Frank Percy Philpott Soper b.12 Oct 1875 Ilford, Ex [Romford bmd dist] : Cambridge Uni 1894 : Boar War invalid 1902 : Major RASC WW1 biog
- Maude Philpott Soper b.Jul>Sep 1877 b.Romford, Ex. m.Jul>Sep 1900, Epping, Ex (to either Herbert Baddeley or Arthur Reginald Rolfe) [bmd] :
: ['61cen Henry Lewis Soper 16 with father Henry Soper 42 living at Jiweh? Place, Tunbridge Wells, both b.Hadlow, Kent : a married plumber & house decorater, employing 18 with unm servant 20]
: [a Henry Lewis Soper bankrupt sugar dealer 1871; Secretary & liquidator of 'Alliance Economic Investment Co Ltd']
: ['71cen Henry L 26 a wholesale tea dealer with father Henry 51 decorater (emp 15)]
: ['71cen his wife Jane M wife of tea merchant 29; at 4 Ilford Terrace, High St, Ilford, Barking; John P Soper 2, R L Soper 3m] :
: Jane Philpot mentioned p211, 235 & p280, dates 1874, 1888, 1898, 1869 from History of Essex
: [Henry Lewis Soper of 36 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Secretary of Alliance Economic Investment Co Ltd, appointed liquidator to wind up the affairs of the Company (London Gazette 25 Aug 1876)]
: [Henry Lewis Soper d.27 Mar 1877, gentleman of Great Ilford, Ex; Administration Principle Registry 27 Jul 1877 to Mary Soper of Great Ilford, widowed wife; estate under £450; from Probate Calender, scan (Henry Lewis (c1845-1877) d.Apr>Jun Romford, Ex, age 32)]
: [His eldest son John (age abt 8) took their mother to court over will 1877: Chancery case between John Philpott Henry Soper plaintiff (represented by Robert Harvey Barton) against Jane Mary Soper widow, defendant : (John made a law career) Jane not obviously visable until '11cen, when John is living with her] :
: [H L Soper of Great llford, Ex, gent (who d.abt 27 May 1877) Claims on estate to come forwards by 18 Feb 1878) (d.Apr>Jun aged 32, Romford, Ex) : [d.Great Ilford parish record]]
: ['81cen John 12 & Robert 10 students at Chigwell boarding school (JPHS co-edited ‘The Chigwell Kalendar & Ten Year Book’. Pub.Lon.1887) (Jane 39, Bertha 7, Frank 6, Maud 3 not vis)]
: ['91cen Bertha at Folkstone school 17 (Jane 39, JPHS 22 (but at Camb Uni>1887), RLS 20 & Maud 13 not vis)]
: [Mrs Jane Soper, inherited Uphall, Ilford, Ex from her parents John Philpot of Ilford, a corn dealer. Mrs Soper sold estate 1898 & partly developed for housing] :
: ['01cen Jane Mary 59, widow, at Tower House, Forest Side, Epping Forest on private means, unm sons JPHS 32, a barrister & RLS, 30 a mechanical engineer. All b.Ilford, with lady's maid 29 & 2 housemaids 25 & 15] :
: ['11cen Jane Mary Soper 69 widow at Theydon Towers, Epping on private means; sons; Robert Lewis Soper 40unm civil engineer manager, Frank Percy Philppott Soper 35unm private means, all b.Ilford, Essex & 4 unm servants; Lucy Ketley 32 parlourmaid b.Ex; Ethel Lynch 28 b.Cheslea & Clarah Taylor 23 b.Notts housemaids & Mary Long 22 cook, b.Rugby]
: [Jane Mary d.Jul>Sep 1911, Epping, age 69 (in Essex Burial Records) [d.Great Ilford parish record]]
: 1914; Theydon Towers, a large yellow brick 19thC mansion house, lent to War Office by Mr Soper & his brothers as an auxiliary hospital; 36 beds by Nov with operating theatre & an X-ray, with belgium soldiers; 40 beds by Dec, treated 256 in 1st year, 45 beds 1917; post war 1921-7 a 30 bed, children's convalescent home; house converted 2008 to 4 apartments & stable block to a house, & another house built in grounds source
: [family connection? a Soper & Co Ltd at Theydon, closed 1938 {'built c1880 an imposing villa with 4 storey tower in Theydon Bois 2. S Epping}] : [it's farmhouse demolished 1952]

Mr Soper 's factory at Coggeshall; the large room lent for the occasion [seems well enough known not to need address, (but not vis www)] used for lecture 20 Jan 'Hogarth & his Pictures' by Rev Hohn Allen, the curate, illustrated by magic-lantern slides, followed by glees sung by the church choir; in 'Essex Standard' 2 Jan 1867, from news.bl.uk; scan
: & 9th evening lecture of the season on 7th Feb 'Insect Life' by Commander Howorth with magic lantern slides; 'Essex Standard' 13 Feb;
scan
: & 'Self Help' by Joseph Beaumont Esq; 'Essex Standard' 27 Feb;
scan
: & 2nd in series 'Wonders of Nature' by Rev J W Bennett, National anthem closed proceedings; 'Essex Standard' 29 Nov;
scan;
: & 'China & the Chinese' by Commodor Howorth RN, 19 Dec; 'Essex Standard' 25 Dec;
scan
: & 'Sweden & the Swedes' 30 Jan 1868 by Rev Spurrell to a crowded audience;
: & 'From Matter to Force' by F H Varley illustrated with heat, light, electricity & magnetism, glees & solos sung by Rev Bennett, Misses Dampier, Appleford & Lirkham & church choir; in 'Essex Standard' 7 Feb;
scan


1871 Essex Census, 8 entries

George R Soper (c1842-1879) a manager in wine merchants 29, b.Hackney, Middlesex; at Vicarage Rd, Leyton, Ex; Amy J Soper 25, b.Hackney, Msx; Edith A Soper 2, Florence M Soper 1 both b.Leyton; with gen serv Catherine Gooderf 22unm b.Belchamp, Ex; '71cen scan : [George Robert m.Amy Jane Church, Hackney, Lon 1866]

Harry Sopper (c1864-?) a scholar 7, b.Kennington, Surrey; at Abbey Cottage, West Ham; living with Jane Pudney 37 widow, formerly draper b.Warlington, Sx, 6 children b.Clapham 8-10 & West Ham 5-1 & gen serv Harriet Pooley 17 b,Warlington, Sx : '71cen scan : [Harry Sopper b.Apr>Jun 1864, Lambeth, Sy (presume to William Sopper who m.Jul>Sep 1852, Newington, Sy) (a Harry Sopper m.Jul>Sep 1901 Chorlton, Lancs to Catherine Isabella McNiven & a Harry Sopper b.Oct>Dec 1905, Reigate, Sy)]

Jane M Soper (c1842-?) a wife of tea merchant 29, b.Ilford; at 4 Ilford Terrace, High St, Ilford, Barking; John P Soper 2, R L Soper both 3m, b.Ilford; also dom serv Clara Wigley 19 b.Norwich & Eliza Prior 15 b.Ex : '71cen scan : [see Henry Lewis Soper m.Jane Mary Philpott 1868]

Sarah Ann Soper (c1803-?) a widowed land owner 68, at Little Waltham Lodge, Little Waltham; son William Laurence Soper 37 silk manufacturer, dau Sarah Brittania Soper 30, all b.M.sex; also housemaid Hannah Burton 22 & cook Eliza Hazell 26 : also in Lodge, gardener Charles Brown 42, wife & 3 sons : scan : [husband Henry was a London silk weaver see family] : [Sarah Ann Soper d.Jul>Sep.1879 Chelmsford, Essex, age 76]


George Joseph Soper (1860-1873) d.Apr>Jun 1873 age 13, West Ham, Essex (bmd) : [no George Joseph birth in bmd : 3 George's b.1860 Basingstoke : 1860 Kingsclere, 1861 Bermondsey] : ['71cen a George 12 at Plymouth b.Dev : George 10 at & b.Kingsclere, Hants]

William John m.Harriett Stead 15 Feb 1874 St Nicholas, Deptford, Kt [but anchored in Essex notes] : from a Stead researcher :
: [William John Soper bapt.3 Nov 1841 to Henry & Charlotte at St Alphage, Greenwich, see Kent] :
: ['51-'71cen William not visable] :
children
- Thomas W Soper b.c1873 Lee, Kt; '81cen age 8; (not vis bmd) [not vis '91cen/'11cen]
- Annie Elizabeth Soper b.Oct>Dec 1874, Deptford (Greenwich bmd dist) : [??an

Annie Elizabeth Soper m.Jan>Mar 1893, Poplar, Lon (either William John Brett, Charles Burridge, John Alexander Bonwick, or Henry Edward Taylor)
- Charlotte Jessie Soper b.Jan>Mar 1876, Deptford (Greenwich bmd dist) m.Jul>Sep 1896 West Ham, Ex, to either Alfred Carter or James John Palmer
: then all children at Barking [Romford bmd dist]
- Emma Soper b.Oct>Dec 1877
- ?Harry Soper b.&d.Oct>Dec 1878, age 1
- ?Rosina Emily Soper b.&d.Jan>Mar 1880, age 0
- John Edward Soper b.Jan>Mar 1881, Thames waterman m.Mary Ann Quinlin Apr>Jun 1908 both Romford
- Mary Ann Soper b.Apr>Jun 1883 Romford, ['01cen dom serv at Clapham, Lon : '11cen a Mary Ann 28unm former dom serv, inmate at institution at Kenninghall, Thetford Norfolk, b.Barking, Essex]
- Joseph Henry Soper b.29 May 1885 Barking, (b.Apr>Jun Romford) Thames lighterman; m.Gracie Ward Oct>Dec 1906 Romford
- (?a Harriet Maud Soper b.Jul>Sep 1887 : d.Apr>Jun 1889 Romford, age 1 & an Alfred b & d? Apr>Jun 1889, Romford dist)
- Alfred Soper b.Apr>Jun 1889, Romford, [??perhaps the male who d.Apr>Jun 1889, Romford age 0?]
- James Frederick Soper b.Jul>Sep 1890, Thames lighterman apprentice 1905-12; m.Apr>Jun 1911 both Romford (either Maud Bunker or Margaret Quinlan [his brother m.a Quinlan 1908]) : assume Navy seaman WW1
- Jane Soper b.c1890, b.Barking
- Alfred William Soper b.28 Sep 1892 Barking (b.Oct>Dec Romford) see '11cen?] - Arthur/Albert not vis '01cen
: ['81cen William J 39 lighterman at Creeksmouth, Barking, b.Greenwich, Kt; wife Harriett 33 b.Lewisham, Kt Thomas W 8 b.Lee, Kt; Annie 7; Charlotte 6 both b.Deptford,Kt; Emma 3; John E 4m both b.Barking]
: [William John was master to his son John Edward an apprentice Thames waterman/lighterman 1895-1902 & son Joseph Henry 1899-1906]
: ['91cen William J 49 lighterman (barge), employee at 35 Lawer Cottages, Church Row, (St Margaret) at Barking b.Greenwich, Harriet 42, Annie 16 washer help (her line crossed out, but not vis elsewhere) both b.Lewisham, Kt; Emma 13 gen dom serv, John 10, Mary 8, Joseph 5 scholars, James 8m all b.Barking; scan]
: ['91cen Charlotte Soper 15 gerneral domestic servant at 59 Borneo Terrace, (St Margaret), Barking, Essex b.Detpford, London with Alice Spashett 26unm dressmaker b.Barking, Ex & 4 nephews surnamp Rainne, 3-7 scholars, b.Liverpool; scan]
: [??son W J Soper b.1895 navy below] :
: [1891 William gave evidence as a Thames lighterman, a tug going too fast caused commotion to 12 barges at Lawes Wharf] :
: ['01cen William 59 lighterman at Barking, Harriett 52 both b.Greenwich [presume father & son's families there, ?seperate households?]; John 20; Joseph 16 both lighterman; Jane 10; Arthur 8; Elizabeth 2; John 3m all b.Barking (& son William 27 lighterman b.Lee; wife Elizabeth 26 b.Deptford; William 5 : Alfred 4 both b.Barking)] :
: [1901 son Willie at school] :
: ['11cen William J 59 lighterman at 35 Creeksmouth [son at nr.44], Barking, Harriett 52 both b.Greenwich; John E 20unm lighterman: Joseph H 16 lighterman : Jane F 10 : Arthur W 8 all b.Barking scan ] :
: ?a James F Soper able seaman nr.607821; WW1, Awarded Victory Medal, British War Medal; scan
: [a Harriett E Soper d.Oct>Dec 1922 Romford, age 73 : a William J Soper d.Jan>Mar 1925 Romford, age 84] :

Henry Lewis Soper, deceased. Chancery case between John Philpott Henry Soper [his son age abt.8] plaintiff (by Robert Harvey Barton his next friend [representative]) against Jane Mary Soper widow, defendant, 1877, Claims on estate H L Soper of Great llford, Essex, gent (who d.abt 27 May 1877) to come forwards by 18 Feb 1878 (London Gazette 22 Jan) : [see parents Henry Lewis Soper m.Jane Mary Philpott 1868]
: [father Henry (c1819-?) plumber at Tunbridge Wells 1861hs] : [son John P H Soper legal Sopers]

George Robert Soper wine merchant of 59 Mark Ln, City & Florence Villa, Orange Park Rd, Leyton, Ex (died 15 Dec 1879), estate to Amy Jane Soper. Parties to come forward by 3 Apr 1880 (London Gazette 2 Mar) [George R d.Sep>Dec 1879 Hackney age 37] : ['71cen Leyton, Essex; George R 29, Amy J 25 both b.Hackney, 2 children]
: George Robert Soper. d.15 Dec, age 37, late of Grange Park Rd, Leyton & 59 Mark Ln, 'deeply mourned & highly respected', 'The Standard' (pub.London) 20 Dec 1879, from newspapers.bl.uk
: George Robert Soper d.15 Dec 1879, wine merchant of Grange Park Rd; administration Principle Registry 23 Jan 1880 to Amy Jane Soper of 107 Sandringham Rd, widowed wife; estate under £1,500; from Probate Calender, scan


1881 Essex Census, 18 entries in 6 households

Charles Soper pauper 14 b.Lambeth, Surrey, Scholar at "Exmouth" The Training Ship at Grays Thurrock, Ex : [see Charles Valentine Soper b.1865]

Elizabeth Sopar 8 scholar b.Finsbury, Lon '81cen : niece in household of Joseph Hale 62, at Nazing Common, Ex, sons John 27 & William 22 all ag labs b.Nazing : wife Maryann 61 b.Tiverton, Dev : [birth not vis bmd; not vis '91cen]

George Soper 50 sugar baker at 3 Hudson Terrace, West Ham, Ex '81cen : b.Windford, Dor : wife Georga Soper 47 b.Broadoak, Dor also George G Leggett 30 a boarder, stonemason, b.Yarmouth, Norfolk : [George m.Georgina Case 1857]

Henry C B Soper 50, b.London, '81cen a married silk manufacturer at Little Waltham, Essex : son Arthur Watson Soper 4 b.Lee,Kent & unm sister Britania S Soper 41 b.London, with 3 servants 32 & 33, (nurse,cook,maid) all b.Somerset : [Britannia living with a younger silk mfr brother William Lawrence Soper, by '01cen & '11cen.at Walthamstow] : [Henry C Soper of 31 Spital Sq, Lon m.Clara Dommett, 1866]

John P H Soper 12 & Robert W 10 boarding scholars at Grammer School House, High St, Chigwell '81cen, both b.Ilford, Ex '81cen : 27 male students (age 10-17) in school of Richard D Swallow 33u a chaplain, his sister, 2 teachers, & 4 servants : [see parents Henry Lewis Soper m.Jane Mary Philpott 1868]
: [John Philpott Henry Soper b.Romford Jan>Mar 1869 see legal Sopers] :
: [a Robert Lewis Soper b.Romford, Essex Jul>Sep.1870, an engineer]

William L Soper 47, a silk manufacturer at Church End, Walthamstow, Ex '81cen, b.N.Folgate,Lon & wife Marian Soper 34 b.Camberwell, Sy & 2 unm servants, Mararet A Hicks 30 cook b.Chelmsford : Louisa K Watts 20 housemaid b.Wathamstow : [m?.Apr>Jun 1880 Islington]

William J Soper (c1842-?) 39 a lighterman at Creeksmouth, Barking, '81cen, b.Greenwich, Kt; wife Harriett Soper 33 b.Lewisham, Kt Thomas W Soper 8 b.Lee, Kt; Annie Soper 7; Charlotte Soper 6 both b.Deptford,Kt; Emma Soper 3; John E Soper 4 months both b.Barking : [William m.Harriett Stead 1874 Deptford]

born Essex but living elsewhere '81cen (& 3 wives Mary A 66 b.Maldon, Ex; Clara Ann 48 b.Brentford, Ex & Louisa 27 b.Pritwell, Ex)

Bentham Head 35 bricklayer at Albert Rd Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey '81cen; b.London; Elizabeth 27 spinner b.Stratford, Ex; Bentham 3 b.Barking, Ex; Elizabeth 1 b.Egham, Sy : [no Bentham's birth vis bmd; no Bentham's (or Eliz's) in '71/'91/'01cen]

Edith 12; Florence 11; Lilian 4 all b.Leyton, Ex with widowed mother Amy at Portsea, Hants : [with father George R wine merchant '71cen]

Walter 2 b.Walthamstow, Esx, son of John Samuel 35 unemployed poultry salesman b.City, at Bermondsey, Lon & wife Martha 33
- Walter Soper b.Jan>Mar 1879, West Ham, Ex : [see Walter '11cen]


Maria Elizabeth Soper b.Apr>Jun 1872 Shoreditch, Lon : d.Oct>Dec 1882 Epping, Ex, age 10 - not visable '81cen

Fred Charles Soper m.Mary Ann Brett Jan>Mar 1890, Tendring, Essex : (? a Frederick Charles Soper b.Jan>Mar 1867 Plymouth, Dev)
- Ethel Soper b.Jul>Sep 1891, Pontypridd
- Charles Fred Soper b.Jan>Mar 1893, Pontypridd m.Margaret A Phipps Jul>Sep
1914, Pontypridd, Glam [?a Charles F Soper, Pvt Hertfordshire Yeomanry, WW1]
- Ernest Soper b.Apr>Jun 1895, Pontypridd : [?a Pvte, Welsh Guards WW1]
- William Arthur Soper b.Jul>Sep 1897, Pontypridd : (?? a William A m.Catherine A Humphrey Jan>Mar 1924, Cardiff?)
- Edith Soper b.Apr>Jun 1899 & (an Edith Soper m.John Williams Oct>Dec 1919), both Pontypridd
- Alfred Soper b.Jul>Sep 1901, Pontypridd; m.Gwladys M Thomas 1927, Pontardawe; d.1937 age 35
- Gladys Maud Soper b.Oct>Dec 1906, Pontypridd
: ['91cen Fred Charles 23 coal miner, in 2 rooms at 22 Wengraig Road, (St Edward?), Ystradyfodwg, Home Penrhys, Pontypridd dist, Glamorgan; b.Bimenster, Dor; Mary Ann 29 b.Saint Osytle, Essex; scan]
: ['01cen Fred coal miner, 33 below ground colliery sheavesman at Ystradyfodwg, Glam b.Beamster, Dorset, Mary 39 b.St Osyth, Essex, Ethel 9, Charles 8, Ernest 5, William 3, Edith 1 all b.Ystradyfodwg, Glamwith]
: ['11cen Fred Charles 43 coal miner hewer at 179 Trealaw Rd, Trealaw, Rhondda, Glam (Pontypridd RD) b.Beaminster, Dor; Mary Ann 49 {m.21y} b.St Osyth, Ex; Ethel 19 dressmaker; Charles Fred 18 laundry van man; Ernest 15 railway carman; William Arthur 13 ass carman; Edith 11; Alfred 9; Gladys Maud 4 all at school; all b.Trealaw, Glam]
: Mary A Soper (c1861-1925) d.Jul>Sep 1925, Pontypridd, Glam, age 64
: Fred C Soper (c1868-1939) d.Jul>Sep 1939, Pontypridd, age 71


1891 Essex Census, 17 names (& 14 Sopers in West Ham, London)

Arthur Soper 20 drapers assistant at 37 The Green, (St Johns), West Ham; b.Southampton, Hants with page of shop staff; a shop walker 25, carpet salesman 27, ironmongers ass 23, & 20 other male drapers.ass 18-33 : [perhaps staff of Roberts Dept Store, Stratford??] : scan : [Arthur James m.Charlotte Rosa Brown 1898, West Ham]

Charlotte Soper 15 gerneral domestic servant at 59 Borneo Terrace, (St Margaret), Barking, Essex '91cen; b.Detpford, London with Alice Spashett 26unm dressmaker b.Barking, Ex & 4 nephews surnamp Rainne, 3-7 scholars, b.Liverpool; scan : [parents below William J 49 lighterman (barge), at Church Row, Barking & Harriet 42]

Henry Soper 21 a boarder at West Ham, Ex, '91cen b.Plymouth, Dev [?sister Laura 16 servant in & b.S.Brent?]
: '71cen Henry 1 with John S Soper (c1843-?) a forage dealer 28 at 15 Tavistock Place, Charles, Plymouth, b.Plymouth; at 15 Tavistock Place, Charles, Plymouth; Mary S Soper 28, b.Devonport; 2 other households in property :
scan
: '81cen Henry 11, Herbert J 8 & Lanara E 6, scholars boarding at 15 Tavistock Pl, Plymouth Charles The Martyr with Samuel A & Louisa Westcott a naval pensioner
: '01cen Henry 31 Chemist & Druggist at at West Ham, Laura 26 housekeeper both b.Plmouth
: 1902 Henry Soper chemist at 113 Romford Road (north side) Stratford : Post Office Trade Directory source
: '11cen Henry 41 dispensing chemist & photograhic dealer at 113 Romford Rd, Stratford [West Ham RD]; sister Laura Edith Soper 36, both b.Plymouth, Devon (Henry b.Apr>Jun 1870; Herbert John b.Oct>Dec 1872 [?m.1899 d.1899 age 26? Plymouth] ; Laura Edith b.Oct>Dec 1874 all Plymouth {no Laura E m or d vis})

George Soper 52 sugar baker at 33 Hudsons Rd, (Holy Trinity), West Ham '91cen & wife Georgina 50 both b.Dorset & niece Alice Lambert 17 lady clerk b.Hants & boarder Walter Hostler 25 stoker b.Herefordshire; scan : [George m.Georgina Case 1857]

Henry Soper 21unm chemists assistant in 2 rooms at 295 Romford Rd, West Ham, Ex; b.Plymouth, Dev '91cen boarding with James Hopper 34 chemist b.Deal, Kt, wife 26 b.Hackney & gen sev Susannah Tuffs 34unm b.Norfolk : scan : [parents John S Soper m.Mary S Almond 1866, Plymouth, Dev]

Robert Soper 54 life assurance agent, in 4 rooms at 4 Stevant Lane, (St Marys), Leyton, Ex '91cen; b.Bow, Lon; Hannah Soper 53 b.St Luke, Lon (sharing address with John Taylor 76 painter & wife 71 charwoman) scan : [Robert Benjamin m.Hannah Blay 1856 St Luke, Lon]

Robert Soper 54 at Leyton b.Bow, Lon, '91cen, Hannah 53 b.St Luke, Lon : [Robert Benjamin m.Hannah Blay, 1856 St Luke, Lon]

William L Soper 57 widowed retired silk manufacturer at 1 Walnuts, Church Lane, (St Marys), Walthamstow & sister Britannia S Soper 51unm living on her own means, both b.Norton Folgate, Lon; housemaid Sarah J Sale 22 b.Wilts & cook Louisa E Jane 29 b.Islington : scan : [William Lawrence Soper m.1880] : [both in '01cen & '11cen; 77 & Britannia Sarah Soper 71 at Walthamstow]

William J Soper 49 lighterman (barge), employee at 35 Lawer Cottages, Church Row (St Margaret) at Barking b.Greenwich, Harriet 42, Annie? Soper dau washer help 6 (her line crossed out) both b.Lewisham, Kt, Emma 13 gen dom serv, John 10, Mary 8, Joseph 5 scholars, James 8m all b.Barking : scan : [a Maud Helena Soper, b. Lewisham, Kent Jul>Sep 1875] : [William m.Harriett Stead 1874 Deptford]
: also at Barking Charlotte Soper 15 b.Detpford, Lon : [dau above]


Annie Jane Philpott Soper (Nancy) m.Walter Reginald Tuckett MRCS.ext of Woodford; 12 Oct 1892 at Wanstead Church [Essex]; Nancy, eldest dau of late Henry Lewis Soper esq of Wanstead; Walter, late house surgeon of Maidstone Hospital, son of Wm F Tuckett esq JP Bath; service by Rev R D Swallow head master of Chigwell School; source 22 Oct 1892, from newspapers.bl.uk : [Henry Lewis Soper m.Jane Mary Philpott 1868]

Ellen Clowes Soper d.Oct>Dec 1893, age 51, Rochford, Essex (bmd) : [William gunmaker m.Ellen Clowes Hobbs 1866 Thatcham, Berks] : ('91cen Ellen C Soper 49 Mother at Plumstead, Lon : b.Thatcham, Berks, with 3 sons & 2 dau) : [an Ex connection; a son Ernest William m.1899, Ex]

William John Soper m.Elizabeth Ann bef.1895 [b1877 from ww1 naval record (but b.c1874 census)] ?? parents William J a lighterman at Barking who m.HarriettStead 1874 Deptford
- William John Soper b.4 Apr 1895 Barking, Ex, (Romford bmd dist); Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services : 'Willie' at school in Berking 1901
- Alfred Henry b.Jan>Mar 1897 Barking m.Ethel Burton Apr>Jun 1917, both Romford bmd dist : b.16 Jan 1897 seaman Navy WW1
- Elizabeth Emma Soper b.Jan>Mar 1899 (d.Oct>Dec 1903 age 4),
- (? an Edward James Soper b & d.Jul>Sep 1900?)
- John James Soper b.Jan>Mar 1901: a John J m.Elsie Hartland Jul>Sep 1925 both Romford (no children vis bmd)
- Harry Daniel Soper b.Jan>Mar 1903, Romford : Harry D d.Jul>Sep 1934 City Lon age 31
- Joseph Alexander Soper b.Apr>Jun 1905 ** m.Ellen E Playford Jul>Sep 1937 both Romford
- Dorothy Harriet Soper b.Oct>Dec 1907; a Dorothy H m.Charles S Carpenter Jan>Mar 1931 both Romford
- Edward S[tanley] Soper b.Oct>Dec 1910, Romford ?m.Nora F S Tye Oct>Dec 1932
: '91cen William 17/18 not vis; but parents William J 49 lighterman (barge), employee at 35 Lawer Cottages, Church Row, (St Margaret) at Barking; b.Greenwich, Harriet 42, Annie? dau washer help 6 (her line crossed out) both b.Lewisham, Kt, Emma 13 gen dom serv, John 10, Mary 8, Joseph 5 scholars, James 8m all b.Barking; scan
: ['01cen William 27 lighterman at 44 Creeksmouth [parents nr.35], Barking, b.Lee Elizabeth 26 both b.Deptford; William 5: Alfred 4; Elizabeth 2; John 3m & boarder Richard Plyford 28unm engine driver stationary all b.Barking scan] :
: ['11cen William 38 lighterman at Romford; Elizabeth 36 both b.Deptford, William Thomas 15; Alfred 14 both chemist's labourers; John 10 school; Harry 8; Joseph 6; Dorothy 3 & Edward Stanley Soper 5m, all b.Barking, Ex]
: [William (c1880-?) service nr.8502 b.Barking, a waterman; married; Attested 3 Sep 1914 at East Ham; declared age 34y 7m, Joined Woolwich 4 Sep, Royal Regiment of Artillery; discharged not being likely to become an efficient soldier; 19 Sept (17 days service); wife Elizabeth, son John of 43 Creek Mouth, Barking, Essex; 5ft 3in, 140lbs, 24y 7m, chest 37", grey eyes, dark hair, florid complexion, 'scar left side of chest'] :
: [William (c1877-?) Service nr:Z/2952 London; b.9 Sep 1877; address: 43 Creeksmouth, Barking, Essex; wife Elizabeth Ann of 43 Creekmouth [Barking, Ex]; Entry 20 Aug 1915 for sea service; Rating OS AB 20 Nov 1915; 5' 4½"; Chest 35¼>36¼"; medium complexion; black hair; tattoo left wrist; C of E; Can swim; employment lighterman; Royal Naval Division Service Records scan (from Nat Archives)]
: ??a William Soper d.1 Apr 1937, of Oldchurch Hospital, Romford, Essex; died Oldchurch Hospital, Romford, Ex; admin Lon 24 May 1937 to Ethel May Soper, widow; estate £1,016 ; from Probate Calender, scan [William (c1873-1937) d.Apr>Jun 1937, Romford, Ex, age 64]
**connection??, a J A Soper (c1905-?) soldier, Egypt to London, 1931

Robert Lewis Soper, Theydon Towers, Epping : Elected Associate Member Institution of Civil Engineers 2 Feb 1898 : source : [b.Romford, 1870 to Henry Lewis Soper & Jane Mary Philpott m.1868]

Edward James Soper m.Esther Greenland Oct>Dec 1898, Romford, Ex : ['01cen family not vis (& no mispellings of Louis's surname) (Edward's b.Plymouth c1876 not vis)]
- Louis Robert Soper b.Oct>Dec 1899, Romford
- assume son Edward James Soper b. & d.Jul>Sep 1900, Romford, age 0 (but 2nd family had Romford children 1897 & 1901)
- Victor James Soper b.c1907 Devon not vis; a Victor Edward Soper b.Oct>Dec 1906, Plymouth, Dev
: '11cen Edward James 35 a laundry proprietor, at 39 Craven Ave, Plymouth, Dev b.Salisbury, Wilts; Esther 39 {m.12y}; b.Plaistow, Ex, Louis Robert 11 at school, b.Ilford, Ex, Victor James 4 b.Plymouth, Dev, also cousins Stanley James (c1883-?) 28 married laundrey ass b.Plymton, Dev, & wife Florence 24 {m.4y} b.Mile End, Lon & 2nd cousin Marjorie Florence 2 b.Plymouth, Dev
: Edward James Soper d.9 Jan 1934, of 24 Maybank, Plymouth, probate Bodmin 7 Sep 1934 to Esther Soper, widow; estate £1,367 1s 11d; from Probate Calender,
scan [Edward J (c1876-1934) d.Jan>Mar, Plymouth, age 58]
- - - - - -

Stanley Soper m.Florence Scasbrook Apr>Jun 1907, West Ham, Essex (bmd) [b.not vis bmd]
- Marjorie Florence Soper b.Jul>Sep 1908, Plymouth, Dev

Mrs Jane Soper, inherited Uphall, Ilford, Essex from her parents John Philpot of Ilford, a corn dealer. Mrs Soper sold the estate : British History.com in 1898 & partly developed for housing : from History of Essex, Parish of Barking: pub1966 : [it's farmhouse demolished 1952] : [see Henry Lewis Soper m.Jane Mary Philpott 1868]
Jane Philpot mentioned p211, 235 & p280, dates 1874, 1888, 1898, 1869 from History of Essex

Arthur James Soper m.Charlotte Rosa Brown Jul>Sep 1898, West Ham, Ex [James added from death record, m.'Rosa']
: [Arthur James b.Apr>Jun 1870 Southampton, Hants; assume to James & Mary Ann Cane m.
1866 S'ton, grocers of Southampton. Hants]
- Arthur Clifford Soper b.Jan>Mar 1899 & d.Jul>Sep 1907 age 9,
- Irene Soper b.Oct>Dec 1900, Rochford, Ex; ?unm buyer 35 to New York 1936
- Kenneth Soper b.Jul>Sep 1907 Rochford & m.Florence E W Kruse 1932 Rochford
- Donald Soper b.cJul 1910 not vis in bmd, perhaps? James D Soper b.Jul>Sep 1910 Rochford
: ['81cen age 10 with James 31 grocer at 63 St Marys St, Southampton b.Blandford, Dorset & Mary A 34 Frank 10 & Alice 2]
: ['91cen Arthur 20 drapers ass at 37 The Green, (St Johns), West Ham; b.Southampton, Hants with page of shop staff; a shop walker 25, carpet salesman 27, ironmongers ass 23, & 20 other male drapers.ass 18-33 : scan : perhaps staff of Roberts Dept Store, Stratford??]
: ['01cen Arthur James 30 draper at 114 High St, Prittlewell, Ex b.Southampton, Rose Charlotte 30 b.Stratford, Ex & Arthur Clifford 2 & Irene 4m both b.Southend, Ex & Jessie Staimmes 20 dom serv b.Burnham on Crouch, Ex]
: [1901 : Arthur James & William John Hone drapers/milliners, 114 High St, Southend-on-Sea; ‘Hone & Soper’ dissolved by mutual consent 2 Jul; ?AJS continuing]
: [1904 : H J Soper 'O' [Occupier?] ; Building plan of alterations submitted to Southend Council, 114 High St & 1919 alterations 114 & 116 The Broadway]
: ['11cen Arthur 40 draper at 114 High St, Southend on Sea, Ex; b.Southampton, Hants & Rosa 39 {m.12y}; Irene 10 school; Kenneth 3 & Donald 9m all b.Southend, Ex; also Hephzibah Turner 19 nurse & Kathleen May 23unm dom serv]
: [?an Arthur James draper at 67 St Denys Rd : Southampton Commercial Directory 1935 : plimsoll.org]
: [Irene Soper buyer 35 3rd class on "Empress of Britain" Southampton to Quebec, Canada from 3 Oct 1936 39 Victoria Mews, Southend-on-Sea; Last & future residence Eng; scan; returned same ship 26 Oct 1936; scan {also on rtn sailing; Clara Jessie Stenner 39 Southend milliner}]
: [Arthur James, draper & Alice Kate spinster; executors {of mother} Mary Ann d.24 Jan 1937, widow {age 89} of Southampton; estate £2,577, scan]
: [Arthur James d.21 Jan 1945 executor {wife} Rosa Charlotte Soper (d.Jan>Mar age 74 Southend bmd dist, Ex)]
: [?an Arthur J Soper v.Wakley & Sons Ltd; High Court judgment, 25 Oct 1938 Nat Archives]
: [A J Soper Ltd, draper of Southend & Westcliff shopkeepers 1954-8; Bills with decorative headings]
: [Rosa C Soper d.Jan>Mar 1956, Southend, age 85]

Ernest William Soper m.Teresa E S Greenshields [Theresa Elizabeth Susan Greenshields] Jan>Mar 1899, West Ham, Ex (bmd)
: b.29 Feb 1872 Reading, Berks to William Soper (gunmaker) & Ellen Clowes Hobbs, who m.
1866
: '81cen Ernest W 9 with William 45 & Ellen C 49 gunmaker Reading, Berks : Father d.1887? '91cen 19 Ernest crafter/shafter? with widow at Woolwich : [His mother d.Rochford, Ex 1892 so presume Ex connection by then]
: '01cen Ernest William 29 drapers assistant at 2 Francis Rd, Carlisle Terrace, Leyton, Ex; b.Reading, Berks; Theresa 29 b.Dalston, Lon; scan
: '11cen Ernest William 39 haberdashery shipping buyer at 409 Grove Green Rd, Leytonstone, Ex, [West Ham RD]; b.Reading, Berks; Theresa Elizabeth Susan 39 {m.13y} b.Dalston, Lon, Ernest Lindsay 9; Madaline Theresa 5; Kathleen Irene 2 all b.Leyton, Ex & visitor Emma Sayers 35unm trained nurse b.Bermondsey, Lon
- Ernest Lindsey Soper b.Jan>Mar 1902, West Ham : an Ernest L m.Kathleen K Newton Jul>Sep 1927 W.Ham : (?? an E L 26 motor engineer, 82 Fillebrooke Rd, Leystonstone, E11 to Aust 1928)
- Madeline Theresa Soper b.29 Apr 1906 Leytonstone, Ex. m.Edward Sidney Ehrhart 19 Apr 1956, Uxbridge, M.sx (b.Apr>Jun, West Ham)
- Kathleen Irene Soper (1909-1992) b.26 Jun, m.14 Jun 1931 John Stanley Walter Overy both Leytonstone (Kathleen b.Jul>Sep & m.Apr>Jun West Ham) : Kathleen d.10 Nov Clayfield, Brisbane, Queensland; John d.1986 Brisbane
: ?an Ernest W d.Jan>Mar 1948 Essex SW, age 75
: Family research by Rob Mills, www (Kathleen his maternal; grandmother)

Anne Soper (c1798-1899) d.Jul>Sep 1899, West Ham, Ex age 101 (bmd) : ['91cen eldest Ann 91 a grandmother at Basingstoke Hants; b.Overton, Hants : '81cen Ann head widow 81 at & b.Overton, Hants : '71cen not vis : '61cen Ann 63 widowed head, laundress at & b.Overton : '41cen Ann 40 wifes to Richard at Basingstoke & John at Upper Clatford, Hants]

Soper, representing Essex County Council, was on the House of Commons select committee on The Lee Valley Conservancy Board [a 27m navigable river, bringing fresh water towards London from the North] : from The Times 21 & 28 Mar 1900 534-5/746n

John Soper (Honiton), John Philpott Henry Soper & Ada Augusta Georgiana Mainwaring executors to Capt Horace Mann of Button House, Theydon Bois, Essex (d.11 June 1900 Almonds Nek, Natal, S.Africa) claims on estate to be sent by 23 Oct 1900 (London Gazette 18 Sep) : [FPPS invalided back from Cape Town 1902]


1901 census in Essex : 64 residents

Alfred Soper 19 soldier, Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery at at Shoeburyness Barracks, South Shoebury, Essex, age 19, b.Crawley, Sussex; scan : ['91cen no Alfred 9 vis, (?An Alfred 7 at Stoke, Sy; b.Pirbright, Sy) : '11cen not vis]

Ann Sapper 66, at West Ham, (Lon) (?living with others) Benjamine Sapper 45 cabinet maker both b.Shoreditch, Lon & Beatrice Sapper 22 refreshment waitress b.Bow. Lon : [not Soper elsewhere : Saper not inc '91/'11cen]

Arthur James Soper 30 draper at 114 High Street, Prittlewell, Ex b.Southampton, Hants, Rose Charlotte Soper 30 b.Stratford, Ex & Arthur Clifford Soper 2 & Irene Soper 4m both b.Southend, Ex & Jessie Staimmes 20 dom serv b.Burnham on Crouch, Ex; scan: [Arthur m.Charlotte Rosa Brown 1898, West Ham]

Caroline Sopher 3 at Sible Hedingham, Ex, Swindon, Wilts : [not vis '11cen or bmd]

Charles Souper c1842, 59 at South Weald, Ex, b.Bedford (/'Bradfield'?), Berks, an Army Colonel : Anna Souper 59 b.Ireland : Frances Souper b.c1873 28, b.Woolwich, Lon : Richard Souper c1878, 23, b.Ireland an oganist & ... : Charles Souper c1880, 21, b.Ireland a flautist [not vis '51-'91cen & '91cen] : [a Richard & Elsie Souper sailed to NY 1914 & 1923] [m.1873 biog]

Charles Soper (c1888-?) 13 sailor boy in training on Metropolitan Asylums Board's training ship,'Exmouth', anchored in Tidal Thames off Grays, Thurrock, Essex; b.Wandsworth, Lon; [574 boys, 11-14, 19m & 3f officers, cook & housemaid] scan, b & c : [a 1854 battleship, moored 1877 to train London's paupers, for navy; condemed 1903 workhouses.org] : ['11cen Charles not vis (a Charles 19 in military in Aldershot, Hants {but Aldershot is army})] [? a Charles age 28 in army b.Wandsworth c1885 army record]: [birth not vis bms (a Charles Herbert b.Jul>Sep 1886 but Greenwich dist '11cen CHs 24 b.Lon with marine engineer father Thomas 59 & Selina 61)]

Emily Louisa Soper 11 at 28 Orwell Road, West Ham, Ex, '01cen, b.Bloomsbury, Lon; niece with Henry Albert Robinson 34 electrical engineer b.Kennington, Lon; Emily Thirza Robinson 31 b.Esher, Sy & Albert Leslie Robinson 7 b.Southwell, Lon; scan &. rootsweb re Robinson family : [Emily Louisa Soper b.Jan>Mar 1890, Holborn, Lon to Frederick Henry & Louisa Lydia Robinson m.1885 (police notes)]

Ernest William Soper 29 drapers assistant at 2 Francis Rd, Carlisle Terrace, Leyton, Ex, '01cen, b.Reading, Berks; Theresa Soper 29 b.Dalston, Lon; scan : [Ernest William Soper m.Teresa E S Greenshields 1899]

Florence Louisa Soper 19 governess school at 116-8 The Grove, West Ham, Lon '01cen ; b.Dulwich, Lon; with Albert Howel 39 draper, shopkeeper b.Norfolk; wife 37, children 8, 7 & 2; cook 21; housemaids 19 & 21; milliner 25 & drapers ass 22; scan : [father Rev.John Alfred Soper biog]

Frederick Soper (c1872-?) 29 police constable at Forest Lodge, Leyton, Ex [next to Forest House workhouse], b.Wolverton; Clara 31 b.Clains, Worcestershire; Elisa 4 b.Leytonstone, Ex; also visitor [mother?] Mary A Hill 64m living on own means b.Clains; scan : [lodge on map?] [m.Clara Hill, 1896; biog police notes]

George Soper 72 upholsterer at 33 Hudson Rd, West Ham, Ex; Georgina Soper 66 both b.Dor & nephew William George Case 32unm dock labourer b.Chichester, Sx & boarder Ernest Charles Venner clerk b.Canning Town scan : [George m.Georgina Case 1857]

Henry Soper 43 machine printer at 113 Romford Road, West Ham, Essex, '01cen, b.Bermondsey, Lon; & sister Laura F Soper 26 house keeper b.Plymouth, Dev; scan : [Laura's b. not vis Dev; Laura Kate Soper b.Apr>Jun 1877, Islington, Lon]

James Soper (c1868-?) farmer at Low St, Chingford, Essex, 33 b.Ladock, Con; Martha Soper 32 b.Pickeridge, Herts, William J F Soper 4 & Dorothy Ellen Soper 1 both b.Chingford, Ex; also Ethel Pegram 13 gen dom serv b.Westnull, Hert; scan : [James m.Martha Ann Fordham 1895, Ware, Herts]

Jane Mary Soper (c1842-?) a widow, 59 living on private means, at Tower House, Forest Side, Epping Upland, Ex; b.Ilford, unmarried sons John Philpot Henry Soper 32 barrister at law & Robert Lewis Soper, 30 mechanical engineer. All b.Ilford, Ex, with a lady's maid 29 & 2 housemaids 25 & 15; scan : '01cen : [Henry Lewis Soper m.Jane Mary Philpott 1868]

John Soper 65 blacksmith at 61 Chewton Road, Wathamstow, Ex; Mary J 62 both b.Marystone, Dev, Lily 21 b.N.Sketton, Yorks, Charles 22 drapers ass b.Tavistock; Alfred 19 grocers ass b.Milton Abbott, Dev [returned to Dev to m.1902*] ; scan : ['11cen John & Mary not vis]
: '11cen *Alfred 30 at Tavistock, Dev wife Eda 40 b,Whitchurch, Dev, Winnifred 7 (Alfred m.Eda Toye Oct>Dec 1902 & Winifred Mary Soper b.Jul>Sep 1903 both Tavistock) : [a Lily m.Tavistock 1903 (either Nicholas Mallett or Thomas Rockey)]
: '91cen John 55 & Mary Jane 52 at Tavistock (& others) Ellen 19, Elizabeth 17, Lily 14, Charles 12 (assume +Alfred 9 b,Milton Abbot, Dev)
: '81cen John 45 smith at Milton Abbott, Dev; Mary Jane 42 dressmaker; Emma 16 all b.Marystowe; John L 14 b.St Peter Tavy; Henry 12; Ellen 9; Elizabeth 7 all b.Tavistock; Lily 4 b.North Milton, York; Charley 2 b.Tavistock

John L Soper 35 electrical engineer at 60 Wellington Road, Walthamstow, Ex, '01cen, b.Tavistock; Elizebeth J Soper 31 b.Plymouth; Florence M Soper 11 b.Tavistock; Lilian Soper 9 b.Kings Cross; John L Soper 7; Ethel K Soper 5; William H Soper 2 all b.Walthamstow; scan : [John m.Elizabeth Jane Nosworthy 1889, Tavistock, Dev]

Joseph Soper 60 assistant inspector Carmans Assoct at 23 Second Avenue, East Ham, Ex '01cen; b.Exbourne, Dev; Mary Soper 53 b.Plymouth, Dev; son Thomas Soper 40unm traveller in table glass, b.Lon; scan : ['11cen Joseph pensioner, see police Sopers : Thomas m.Maud 1901]

Kate Soper 36 sick nurse, married, of Saffron Walden Union Workhouse, Radwinter Road, Saffron Walden, Ex, '01cen; b.Kington Magna, Dor; scan; [not vis '81/'91cen]
: '11cen Kate Soper servant 46 a poor law workhouse nurse a [Crawley/Building], Saffron Walden, Ex; b. ... Magna, Dor

Margaret 11 at West Ham, Lon (/Ex) '01cen; b.Newington, Lon. (perhaps father Henry)
: '11cen Margaret Soper 21unm housemaid at nursing home at 19 Beaumont St W, St Marylebone, Lon; b.Newington, Lon; also sister in charge 32, sick nurse 28, kitchen maid, cook housemaid, night nurse & 2 female patients
: ?a Margaret Soper m.Frederick G Davidge Oct>Dec 1912, West Ham

Robert B Soper 64 life assurance canvasser at 4 rooms, 84 Tyndall Road, Low Leyton; b.Lambeth; Hannah Soper 63 b.St Luke, Lon; scan : [Robert Benjamin m.Hannah Blay, 1856 St Luke, Lon]

Robert Soaper 55 boot maker at 256 Sherrard Road, East Ham, Ex; b.City of Lon '01cen; Fanny Soaper 55 b.Cambridge, Cambs : [Robert George Soper b.Shoreditch Apr>Jun 1846 : m.Frances Linstead Apr>Jun 1868, E London] ['91cen not vis : '81cen living Rotherhithe, Sy : '71cen called George 25]

Robert G Soper 50 monamental mason at East Ham, Ex '01cen; b.Egg Buckland, Dev; Betsy H Soper 56 b.Plymouth, Dev; Charles Lewington boarder 19unm grocers assist b.Poplar, Lon; scan : [Robert m.Betsy Harris Gullett 1885, East Stonehouse, Dev]

Sarah Soper 60 widow, domestic cook at Upper Park, Loughton, Ex, '01cen, b.Landulph, Con; servant to Joseph Lowery 42 secty to Marine Salvage Ass & his sister Barbara 33unm both b.Durham; scan : [not vis '81cen/'91cen]

Sophia Soaper 41 a domestic servant at East Ham, Ex b.Meean, India, Lahore, '01cen : ["not vis '91 or '11cen none b.India] : [?a Sophia M Soper died Apr>Jun 1936 age 76 Brentford]

William L Soper retired silk manufacturer, age 67 '01cen, at 1 Church Lane, Walthamstow, Ex, also sister Brittania S 61 living on own means, both b.Norton Folgate; & unm servants, Henrietta Norris 52 cook b.Walthamstow, Ex & Sarah J Gale 32 housemaid b.Staple Ashton, Wilts ; scan : [William Lawrence Soper m.1880] : ['11cen; William Lawrence Soper 77 & Britannia Sarah Soper 71 at West Ham]

William J Soper 59 lighterman at 35 Creeksmouth, Barking, Ex; Harriett Soper 52 both b.Greenwich; John E Soper 20unm lighterman; Joseph H Soper 16 lighterman; Jane F Soper 10; Arthur W Soper 8 all b.Barking scan : [William m.Harriett Stead 1874 Deptford]

William Soper 42 carpenter at 9 The Crescent, Walthamstow, Ex, b.Dipper Town, Dev; Ellen Soper 42 b.Quarmby, Yorks; scan : [?William m.Ellen Shaw Jul>Sep 1884, Middlesborough, Yorks, N.Riding (bmd) : not vis '11cen]

William C Soper 30 trinity room an [Royal Naval Reserve] at 72 Dale Road, West Ham, Essex, '01cen, b.Falmouth, Dev; Agnes Soper 33 b.Scotland; Florence D Soper 1 & (baby) Soper 5d [Stanley] both b.Canning Town, Essex; scan : [William Carvasso Soper mariner trinity service '11cen] : [William Carvasso Soper b.1871, Con to William Henry & Charlotte Carvosso]

William Soper 27 lighterman at 44 Creeksmouth [parents nr.35], Barking, b.Lee Elizabeth Soper 26 both b.Deptford; William Soper 5: Alfred Soper 4; Elizabeth Soper 2 [?d. age 4]; John 3m & boarder Richard Plyford 28unm engine driver stationary all b.Barking scan : [William John m.Elizabeth Ann bef.1895]


born Essex but living elsewhere in '01cen

'01cen Joshua Soper 26 market clerk Walthamstow, Ex; b.Bermondsey, Lon : [son of John Samuel '81cen 35 unemp poultry salesman b.City, at Bermondsey; Martha : see '11cen]


Thomas Samuel Soper m.Maud Mary Youlton Jul>Sep 1901, West Ham, Ex (bmd)
: Thomas Samuel Soper b.reg Apr>Jun 1870 Mile End, Lon (b.abt Mar) to Joseph : [
policeman] & Mary]
- Hazel Maud M Soper b.Jul>Sep 1902; Hazel M M Soper m.John F Holborn Apr>Jun 1926 both West Ham
: '81cen Thomas Soaper, scholar, grandson b.Stephney at 10 Walden St, Lon with Mary Hooper widow 69 b.Bucklands, Dev : & Joseph 40 police constable b.Exmouth, Dev & Mary 34 (dau-i-l) b.Plymouth : [? Mary m.John Hooper Jan>Mar 1857 Kingsbridge, Dev]
: '01cen Thomas 30unm traveller table glass at 23 Second Ave, East Ham, Ex, with Joseph 60 ass inspector carmans assoct b.Exbourne, Dev & Mary b.Plymouth, Dev; scan
: '11cen Thomas Samuel 40 table glass commercial traveller, table glass at 23 Second Avenue Manor Park E, Ex [West Ham RD] & dau-in-law Maud Mary 39 both b.Stepney, Lon; with father Joseph 70 police pensioner 'Ins Mater Carmino Assoc'; b.Exbourne, Dev & grandau Hazel Maud Mary Soper 8 b.Little Ilford, Ex
: Thomas Samuel, arsenal work taker; executor of father Joseph who d.1918, age 78; estate £90 [d.Jul>Sep West Ham RD]
: a tree; from Jeremy Clive Furneaux

Willie Soper age 6 at Creesmouth Board School, Barking 1901 : ['01cen father (& g.father) William lightermen of Barking] : [b.4 Apr 1895 to William John & Elizabeth 1895] : Willie Soper age 6, went to hit a companion with an open pocket knife during schooltime, at at Creesmouth Board School, Barking. However Robert Hearn age 3 was getting off a stool and was fataly stabbed above the eye. The West Ham coroner said Soper was too young to be held liable : from Guardian paper, 23 July 1901

Arthur James Soper & William John Hone [listed 1st] carrying on business as drapers & milliners, 114 High St, Southend-on-Sea, under ‘Hone & Soper’ dissolved by mutual consent 2 Jul 1901. All debts due to & owing to A J Soper (London Gazette 9 Jul) : [Arthur m.Charlotte Rosa Brown 1898, West Ham]

Henry Soper chemist at 113 Romford Road (north side) Stratford : 1902 Post Office Trade Directory source : [see Henry '91cen]

Frank Percy Philpott Soper (1875-?) a Lieutenant in 1st Volunteer Battalion, Essex Regiment, invalided back to England, on 'The Simla', from Cape Town, leaving 27 Apr 1902 : from The Times, 1 May 1902 575/746n & : source : Cambridge University Alumni 1894 says b.12 Oct 1875 : he lived Theydon Towers, Epping : [see biog]

Henry Soper m.Grace Maria Smith Oct>Dec 1903, West Ham, Ex (bmd)
- Grace Margaret S Soper b.Oct>Dec 1904 : m.Vernon Tull Jul>Sep 1929 both West Ham
- Ellen Soper b.Oct>Dec 1907 : ??an Ellen Soper m.Charles F Davis Oct>Dec 1934 both West Ham
- Beatrice D Soper b.Jul>Sep 1910 : m.William F Roach Apr>Jun 1933 both West Ham
: '81cen assume parents Henry 23 a printer b.Surrey & wife Sarah 21 b.City of London : Mary D 6m
: '91cen Henry 9 son at Lambeth, Lon; b.Old Kent Rd, Lon
: '01cen Henry 19 machine printer at West Ham, Lon; b.Newington, Lon also in West Ham, Henry Soper 43 machine printer b.Bermondsey, Lon.
: mother? Sarah d. Oct>Dec 1895 : father? a Henry d.Jan>Mar 1908, West Ham, Ex, age 50
:
'11cen Henry 29 letter press printer machine minder at 49 Desford Rd, Canning Town, Essex [West Ham RD], b.Old Kent, Lon; Grace 28 {m.7y} b.Poplar, Lon; Grace 6 b.Canning Town, Ex, Ellen 2, Beatrice 9m, both b.Plaistow, Ex
: Grace M d.Jul>Sep 1921, West Ham, age 36 : ?a Henry d.Jan>Mar 1936 West Ham, age 54
: Henry Soper d.27 Jan 1936 of 49 Desford Rd, Canning Town, Ex; died Queen Marys Hospital, Stratford, Ex; admin Lon 27 Feb 1936 to Grace Margaret Tull (wife of Vernon Tull); estate £164 0s 7d; from Probate Calender, scan [Henry (c1882-1936) d.Jan>Mar, West Ham, age 54]

John Robert P Soper b.Oct>Dec 1904, Epping, Essex (bmd) : [see John Robert Philpott Soper]

H J Soper 'O' : Greenhalgh & Brockbank 'A' [?Occupier & Architect?] ; Building plan of alterations submitted to Southend Borough Council, for premises, 114 High St, 1904 : Essex Record Office : [& also 1919 alterations 114 & 116 The Broadway] : [Arthur J & Charlotte Rosa Brown m.1898, a draper of Southend]

Joseph Henry Soper m.Gracie Ward Oct>Dec 1906 Romford : (Joseph b.Apr>Jun 1885, to William John lighterman a lighterman who m.Harriett Stead 1874 Deptford] Joseph Henry Soper b.29 May 1885, [abt 14] bound as a Thames lighterman 13 Jun 1899 10 Jul 1906, Barking Town; his master was [father] William John Soper; from findmypast
: '01cen Joseph 16 lighterman with William 59 lighterman at Barking, Harriett 52 both b.Greenwich [presume father & son's families there, ?seperate households?]; William 27 lighterman b.Lee; Elizabeth 26 b.Deptford; John 20; Joseph 16 both lighterman; Jane 10; Arthur 8; William 5; Alfred 4; Elizabeth 2; John 3m all b.Barking
: Joseph Henry in turn was master of Joseph Henry Soper bound 13 Nov 1906 & freed 27 Nov 1913 Barking [what relation? - his nephew Joseph Alexander abt 11, abt right age? - no other Joseph vis '11cen]
: a Joseph Henry was master of Walter John Dare, bound 8 Mar 1917; freed 14 Mar 1922, Barking (a Joseph Henry [assume the 2nd one] was master of Kenneth Robert Eckford-Soper, bound 8 Feb 1938; freed 14 Jan 1947); Thames watermen & lightermen's binding records; from findmypast
: '11cen Joseph 25 lighterman, at 12 Creeksmouth, Barking, Ex [Romford RD] b.Creeksmouth, Barking; Gracie 26 {m.4y} b.Barking : (brother John at nr 23 & parents in Barking)

John Edward Soper m.Mary Ann Quinlin Apr>Jun 1908, Romford, Ex (bmd) John Edward Soper b.Jan>Mar 1881 to William John lighterman & Harriett Stead who m.1874 Deptford
: (brother James F Soper m.Apr>Jun 1911, Romford (to either Maud Bunker or Margaret Quinlan *so some Soper/Quinlan children below his?)
- William John Soper b.Jul>Sep 1907 Barking, (Romford bmd dist)
- Mary Ellen Soper b.abt Mar 1910 Barking, (nothing similar in Jan>Mar bmd reg? a Daisy Ellen b.Apr>Jun 1910 Edmonton?)
- James Soper b.Feb 1911 Barking (reg Apr>Jun Romford bmd dist)
- ?John E Soper b.Jan>Mar 1913, Romford, Ex (mother ne Quinlan*)
- ?Leonard Soper b.Jul>Sep 1917, Romford (mother ne Quinlin*) Leonard J Soper leading stoker RN; m.Joan E Hawkes Apr>Jun 1940 Ilford, Ex; d.WW2 9 Dec 1942 age 25
- ?Charles H Soper b.Apr>Jun 1922, Romford (mother ne Quinlin*)
- ?Edward B Soper b.Jul>Sep 1925, Romford (mother ne Quinlin*)
- ?John Soper b.Jan>Mar 1926, Romford (mother ne Quinlan*) [John E's brother James master of John 1926, so assume this John his son?]
: John Edward Soper bound as a Thames Waterman 8 Aug 1895 freed 14 Oct 1902, Barking; his master was [father] William John Soper; John Edward in turn was master of James Frederick Soper [younger brother b.1890] bound 14 Mar 1905 & freed 12 Sep 1912 Barking; from findmypast
: '81cen William J 39 lighterman at Creeksmouth, Barking; b.Greenwich, Kt; Harriett 33 b.Lewisham, Kt; Thomas W 8 b.Lee, Kt; Annie 7; Charlotte 6 both b.Deptford,Kt; Emma 3; John E 4m both b.Barking
: '01cen John 20 lighterman with William 59 lighterman at Barking, Harriett 52 both b.Greenwich [presume father & son's families there, ?seperate households?]; William 27 lighterman b.Lee; Elizabeth 26 b.Deptford; John 20; Joseph 16 both lighterman; Jane 10; Arthur 8; William 5; Alfred 4; Elizabeth 2; John 3m all b.Barking
: ['11cen John Ed Soper 30 lighterman at [23 Barking/Cottages], Romford, Ex; Mary Ann Soper 23, John William Soper 3 school, Mary Ellen Soper 10m, James Soper 6w, all b.Barking, Ex] :

William Soper m.Oct>Dec 1908, West Ham, to Elizabeth Clara Chuter
- William Henry Soper b.Jan>Mar 1910, West Ham
- Ellen E Soper b.Jan>Mar 1911, West Ham
- Henry Soper b.Oct>Dec 1912, West Ham (mother nee Chuter)
- Margaret D Soper b.Apr>Jun 1914, West Ham (m ne Chuter) ?m.Andrew A McGonagle Oct>Dec 1939, West Ham [family connection?? a Margaret D Soper d.Jan>Mar 1941, age 0, Romford, Ex, but birth not vis]
: William 17 general labourer at West Ham b.Newington, Lon
:
'11cen William 27 hammerman at 42 Croydon Rd, Plaistow, Ex [West Ham RD], b.Walworth, Lon; Elizabeth 27 {m.2y} b.Canning TW, Ex; William 1, Ellen 3m both b.Plaistow, Ex

William Lawrence Soper a shareholder of the Great Western Railway. Named in the 'Probate Book' 1868, 1874 & 1908. (1908 in Essex). [90% entrys involve a death, 5% marriage] : (William Garland Soper of London & Henry William Dommett Soper in same year) : details for sale from findmypast.com : [see m.1880 : at West End Ex '11cen]

George Soper Cansdale (29 Nov 1909 – 24 Aug 1993) BA B.sc b.Brentwood, Ex; Brentwood School; degree forestry St Edmund Hall, Oxford 1929-32. Colonial Service; Forestry Officer for Gold Coast (now Ghana) 1934-48, Supplyed animals for zoos, inc London Zoo. Books inc Animals of West Africa (1946), Animals & Man (52), George Cansdale's Zoo Book (53), Belinda the Bushbaby (written with wife, 53), Reptiles of West Africa (55), Ladybird Book of British Wild Animals (58), West African Snakes (61), Behind the Scenes at a Zoo (65) & Animals of Bible Lands (65). Superintendent Zoological Society of London 1947-1953. Churchwarden of All Souls, Langham Place, 1950-1971. President of Crusaders Union. Broadcast for the BBC. Married Margaret Williamson, (a fellow student at Oxford) 1940; Died Aug 1993 aged 83. wiki
- - - - - - :
: [parents George William Cansdale, a clerk m. Alice Louisa Soper Oct>Dec 1900 Totnes Dev]
: George Soper Cansdale BA, B.SC (1909-1993) b.29 Sept 1909, Brentwood, Ex; Birth registered Billericay dist Jan>Mar 1910;
: '11cen age 1 at Billericay with parents George William Cansdale & Allice Louisa Cansdale 39 (Essex below):
: commoner, St Edmund Hall, Oxford University 1929-32; in the Colonial Forest Service of the Gold Coast [Ghana] 1934-48, . He returned to England to become Superintendent of London Zoo & Zoological Society of London 1948-1953, dismissed Jan'53. Made broadcasts on animals on radio & TV, became famous when bitten by a bat on TV; Blue Peter's tortoise 'George' named after him; wrote 11 books listed 1938-1979, inc 'Animals of West Africa' published 1960; 'All the animals of the Bible lands' 1970; d.24 Aug 1993 Uttlesford, Essex, aged 83 source; papers & notebooks archived, Royal Anthropological Institute of Britain
: George Soper Cansdale (1909-?) His collection on the Gold Coast [Ghana] 1938-48. Cambridge University Library, 203 images in 1 box & 1 file : Royal Commonwealth Society Library : his photo collection of tribes & places; Accra '39, Ashanti '39, Togoland '41, Kumasi '48

Robert Lewis Soper & Thomas Smith Barke, agreement for tenancy of Berwick Berners Hall, Abbess Roothing 1909. Receipts & notes on tillage, 1912; correspondence, 1912-13. Thaxted auctioneers records Essex Archives Online : [parents Henry Lewis Soper m.Jane Mary Philpott 1868]
Robert Soper sold Berwick Berners Hall Farm, [in Berners Roding, Ongar, Essex] (285a) to present owner Mr N Stacey in 1937 : History of Essex: Vol 4, pub1956

James Frederick Soper m.Apr>Jun 1911 both Romford (either Maud Bunker or Margaret Quinlan*) : b.Jul>Sep 1890, Romford to William John lighterman & Harriett Stead who m.1874 Deptford
: James Frederick Soper b.13 Jul 1890; bound as Thames Waterman 14 Mar 1909; freed 12 Sep 1912 Barking; James Frederick was then master to Rees Edward Murray bound 9 Nov 1926, freed 20 Dec 1932; master of John Soper [son?**] bound 9 Feb 1926; & Stanley William Lisk bound 17 Dec 1935; freed 12 Jan 1943; from findmypast
: [*his brother John Edward m.a Quinlan 1908; so 5 Soper/Quinlan bmd births listed with brother above could be either]
- ** assume John E Soper b.Jan>Mar 1913, Romford, Ex (mother ne Quinlan*)
: ? a J F Soper 26 Sep 1937, Dagenham, Ex : Register of Seamen, Discharge Papers R602381, National Archives ref BT 372/1703/206b

Alfred W Soper m.Jan>Mar 1911 Aggie A Swan : Alfred William b.28 Sep 1892, both Romford to William John lighterman & Harriett Stead who m.1874 Deptford
- Edward S Soper b.Oct>Dec 1910, Romford ?m.Nora F S Tye Oct>Dec 1932
- Albert A Soper b.Apr>Jun 1911, Romford; Albert Archie a commercial clerk; executor to mother 1937; m.Elsie A Lorenz 1937, Romford
- Doris A Soper b.Jul>Sep 1912, Romford (mother nee Swan) & d.Oct>Dec 1918, age 6, both Romford, Ex : [?'Spanish Flu' pandemic targeted the young & healthy Sep-Nov 1918]
- Ivy A Soper b.Apr>Jun 1914, Romford, (m ne Swan)
: Alfred William Soper b.28 Sep 1892; bound as Thames lighterman 13 Nov 1906; freed 27 Nov 1913 at Barking; Alfred William was [in turn] master to Jack Alfred Suckling bound 8 Feb 1938 to 14 Nov 1944 & of Leslie Francis Wright bound 12 Apr 1938; from findmypast
: '11cen Alfred Soper 20 waterman at 140 Oban Rd, Barking, Ex [Romford RD]; Agnes 20; Edward 0, all b.Barking, Ex
: ??an Alfred W Soper, Acting Corporal..., Royal Engineers, nrWR/314625; WW1 service record
: Agnes Soper d.2 Mar 1937 of 58 Hurstbourne Gdns, Barking, Ex; died Severalls Hospital, Colchester; probate Lon 26 Apr 1937 to [son] Albert Archie Soper, commercial clerk; estate £966 17s 11d; from Probate Calender, scan [Agnes (c1891-1937) d.Jan>Mar, Colchester, Ex, age 46]


98 Sopers in Essex in 1911 census

Alfred Soper 20 at 140 Barking/Road, Romford, Ex; Agnes Soper 20; Edward Soper 0, all b.Barking, Ex : [Alfred W m.Aggie A Swan) Jan>Mar 1911]

Annie Souper 69 at Billericay, & dau Frances O Souper 38 a music .... b.London : [with husband Col Charles '01cen]

Arthur John Soper (c1870-?) a farmer at Dunmow; b.St Blazey, Cornwall age 41, wife Mary Elizabeth Emma Soper b.Victoria, Australia 37, John Lewis James Soper 14, Arthur Edmund Soper 8 school & Olive Hild Soper both b.Hatfield/Oak, Hertfordshire 3 : [see biog, Cornwall]
: [m.Mary Elizabeth Emma Hurlstone at Victoria, Aus, 1896] : ['01cen at Braughing, Herts] :
: [AJS, farmer, Crabbs Green, Hatfield in Kelly' s Directory 1937]

Arthur Soper 44 a police pensioner at [Kings/Hill], Epping; b.Bristol, Glos, Kathleen Soper 45 b.Weymouth, Dorset, Ethel Soper 18, Leonard Soper 9 both b.Lon : [see Arthur Stanley J Soper London PC 1893]

Arthur Soper 40 a draper at 114 (Prittlewell/Sea/High St), Rochford b.Hants, Rosa Soper 39, Irene Soper 10, Kenneth Soper 3, Donald Soper 9m all b.Essex : [Arthur James d.21 Jan 1945 executor Rosa Charlotte Soper] : [Arthur m.Charlotte Rosa Brown 1898, West Ham]

Blanche 36unm servant, staff nurse, sick nurse at District Nurse's Home, Plaisow Fever Hospital, The Maternity Charity, Howards Rd Plaistow E, Ex; (West Ham RD) b.Camden Town; (with parents Henry C at Hamptead, Isabella '91cen)
: Blanche May Soper b.Apr>Jun 1874, St Pancras, Lon : ?a Blanche M d.Cranbrook, (Kt/Sx) Oct>Dec 1933 age 59 (?a Blanche M d.Strand, Lon Jan>Mar 1911 age 36 [bef cen]); d.1933
: '01cen Blanch 26 at Hampstead, Lon.; b.St P
: '91cen Blanche M 16 at Hampstead; b.St P, dau Henry C 52 & Isabella 48 : [see Henry C biog]
: '81cen Blanche M 6 at 108 Park St, Lon; b.St P, dau of plumber Henry C 42 & Isabella N 38

Ernest William Soper 39 a hosier at [409 Leyton/Grove/Rd/N W], West Ham, Ex; b.Reading, Berks, Theresa Elizabeth Susan Soper 39 Dalston, Lon, Ernest Lindsay Soper 9, Madaline Theresa Soper 5, Kathleen Irene Soper 2 all b.Leyton, Ex : (?an Ernest W d.1948 age 75) : [Ernest William m.Teresa E S Greenshields 1899]

George Soper Cansdale at Billericay, 1 b.Essex : [biog above, b.1909]
parents George William Cansdale 39; Alice Louisa Cansdale 39; assumed family William George Samuel Cansdale 15; John Henry Cansdale 7; Percival Frank Cansdale 5; George Soper Cansdale 1 (also in Billericay Abraham Cansdale 27) source : [biog above, b.1909]

Henry 41 a [druggist's & chemist/dealer] at [113 Gate/Old/West/Road], West Ham; & sister Laura Edith Soper 36, both b.Devon : [see Henry '81cen]

Henry Soper 29 a machine printer at [49 Caning Town/West/Road] West Ham, b.Old .., Lon; Grace Soper 28 b.Poplar, Lon; Grace Soper 6 b. ... Town, Ex, Ellen Soper 2, Beatrice Soper 9m, both b.Ex : [Henry m.Grace Maria Smith 1903, West Ham, Ex]

James Soper 43 farmer at [Farm/Hill], Epping b.Laddock, Cornwall, Martha Ann Soper 42 b.Herts, William J Soper 14, Dorothy E Soper 11, Mabel A Soper 9, Kathleen A Soper 8 all at school, Phillis E Soper 3, all b.Chingford, Ex : [James m.Martha Ann Fordham 1895, Ware, Herts]

Jane Mary Soper 69 at [Weald] Epping on private means; sons; Robert Lewis Soper 40 a [civil engineer / manager], Frank Percy Philppott Soper 35 private means, all b.Essex : [Jane Mary dies shortly after : Henry Lewis Soper m.Jane Mary Philpott 1868]

John Soper m.Elizabeth Jane Nosworthy Jan>Mar 1889, Tavistock, Devon (bmd)
- ?Mabel Kate Soper b. Apr>Jun 1890 Totnes, Dev
- Florence Mabel Soper b.Apr>Jun 1890, Tavistock, Dev
- Lilian Soper b.Apr>Jun 1892 Kings Cross, Lon [Islington bmd dist]
- John Lamphere Soper b.Apr>Jun 1894 Walthamstow [West Ham dist]
- Ethel Kathleen Soper b.Oct>Dec 1895 Walthamstow [West Ham]
- William Henry Soper b.Jan>Mar 1899 Walthamstow [West Ham]
- Frederick Charles Soper b.Jul>Sep 1901 Walthamstow [West Ham] : a Frederick C Soper m.Florence A Clarke
1929, West Ham
- Alice Louisa Soper [?'Louisa'in '11cen] b.Jul>Sep 1904 Walthamstow [West Ham] : an Alice L Soper m.Arthur E Dobriskey Oct>Dec 1931 West Ham
- Ellen Alice Soper b.Jul>Sep 1908 Walthamstow [West Ham] &? an Ellen A Soper m.Frank J Ess Jan>Mar 1932 both West Ham, Ex
- ?Alfred G Soper b.Jul>Sep & d.Apr>Jun 1911 West Ham, age 0 [?'age 3' in 11cen?]
: '91cen John 26 (spinwill?) joiner (employee) at 37 Lower Cambridge St, Chorlton on Medlock, Lancs, Elizabeth 25 Florence 1 all b.Tavistock, Dev boarding with John H Steeler 40 factory warehouseman b.Guernsey, wife & son : scan
: '01cen John L 35 electrical engineer at 60 Wellington Rd, Walthamstow, Ex, b.Tavistock; Elizabeth J 31 b.Plymouth; Florence M 11 b.Tavistock; Lilian 9 b.Kings Cross; John L 7; Ethel K 5; William H 2 all b.Walthamstow; scan
: '11cen John 43 elecrician at West Ham, Ex; b.Tavistock, Dev; Elizabeth 41 {m.22y} house keeper, Mabel 21unm domestic servant all b.Tavistock; John jun. 16 electrical labourer, Ethel 15 domestic servant, William 12, Fredrick 9, Louisa 6 all at school, Alfred 3, Ellen 3 all b.Walthamstow, Ex also Mrs Short 48 b.Clapham, Sy, Mr Short 27unm photographer b.Paddington & Robert Short 4 b.Fulham
what connection to John Lampere Soper (c1837-1906) d.Jan>Mar 1906, Tavistock, Devon, age 69

John Philpott Henry Soper 42 a [barrister in law / gas..], Ethel 41, John Robert Philpott Soper 6, Margery Betty Soper 5, Helen Jane Philpott Soper 2 : [widowed mother above : Henry Lewis Soper m.Jane Mary Philpott 1868]

John Ed Soper 30 lighterman at [23 Barking/Cottages], Romford, Ex; , Mary Ann Soper 23, John William Soper 3 school, Mary Ellen Soper 10m, James Soper 6w, all b.Barking, Ex : [John Edward & m.Mary Ann Quinlin 1908]

Joseph Soper 70 a (police pensioner / commercial) at [23 Lodge/Avenue/N E W], West Ham, Ex; b.Exbourne, Dev; son Thomas Samuel Soper 40 table glass commercial traveller, b.Stepney, Lon; dau in law Maud Mary Soper 39 b.Lower …, Ex : [see police Sopers

Joseph Soper 25 lighterman, Gracie Soper 26, at 12 Barking/Cottages, Romford, Ex both b.Barking, Ex : (brother John at nr 23 & parents in Barking) : [Joseph Henry m.Gracie Ward 1906 Romford]

Kate Soper 46 servant (married) at insititution at [Crawley/Building], Saffron Walden, Ex; a poor law workhouse nurse b.Magna..., Dorset : [not vis '91cen : Kate/Catherine d. or re.m. not vis]
: '01cen Kate 36 a sick nurse of workhouse at Saffron Walden b.Kington Magna, Dor : [Soper m.Kate's 1887 Portsea, hants : 1894 Edmonton, Ex/Lon (John Henry m.Kate Adkins (or Eliz Trix)) & 1896 Highworth, Wilts]

Lily Soper (c1892-?) 19 general domestic servant at (17 West/Road) West Ham, Essex b.-, Lon
: ?'01cen Lilian 9 Walthamstow, Ex; b.Kings Cross, Lon.
: ?a Lilian Soper m.John J M Parker Oct>Dec 1915, West Ham

Sarah Soper 74, widow at [44 Lodge/Avenue/N E W], West Ham, Ex; no occupation, b.East …, Cornwall
: '01cen Sarab Soper 60 cook domestic at Loughton; b.Landolph, Cornwall : ['61cen-'91cen not vis m.not obvious]
- a Sarah Soper (c1836-1921) d.Jan>Mar 1921, Romford, Ex age 85 (d.Great Ilford, parish records)]

William Lawrence, widower 77 retired silk manufacturer at 1 Church Ln, Walthamstow, West Ham, Ex; sister Britannia Sarah 71 both b.Norton Folgate, Lon; cook Henrietta Norris 63 b.Walthamstow & housemaid Sarah Alice Mumford 42 b.Heyford, Ox : [WLS m.1880]

William John 69 lighterman at 35 Creeksmouth, Barking, Ex [Romford RD]; Harriett 62 {m.37y} both b.Greenwich, Lon, James Frederick 20 lighterman b.Barking, Ex : [William m.Harriett Stead 1874 Deptford]

William Frederick Soaper 66 b.?, at West/Road, West Ham b.Lon : [not vis '71-'01cen]
- William Frederick Soaper b.Jan>Mar 1845 Southwark, St Geo, Lon
: ?speculate son below William F Sooper m.Jan>Mar 1866 : William F Soaper b.Oct>Dec 1866 both Stepney 1866 : [assume son below]

William Frederick Soaper 44; wife Hannah Elizabeth Soaper 46, Annie Dorothy Soaper 15, William Frederick Soaper 14 a messenger, Hannah Elizabeth Soaper12, Winifred Amelia Soaper 6, all but head b.Lon : [Frederick Soaper m.Hannah Elizabeth Bassenger 1894] : [assume father above]

William Soper 38 lighterman at Romford, '11cen; Elizabeth Soper 36 both b.Deptford, son William Thomas Soper 15; Alfred Soper 14 both chemist's labourers; John Soper 10; Harry Soper 8; Joseph Soper 6; Dorothy Soper 3 & Edward Stanley Soper 5m, all b.Barking, Ex : [m.abt1895]

William Carvasso Soper (1871-?) 39 head mariner trinity service at 71 Ling Rd, Beckton Rd, Canning Town E, Lon [West Ham RD]; b.Falmouth, Cornwall, '11cen : Agnes 41 {m.6y} b.Edinburgh, Scotland; Florence 11 & Stanley Soper 10 both at school, both b.Canning Town, Ex/Lon with boarder Kathleen Smidth 5m b.Canning Town, Lon/Ex : [William Carvosso Soper b.Falmouth 1871 to William Henry Soper (a navy officer) & Charlotte Jane Carvosso, m.1870]
: '01cen William C 30 trinity room an r n r at 72 Dale Road, West Ham, Ex, b.Falmouth, Dev; Agnes 33 b.Scotland; Florence D 1 & (baby) Soper 5d [Stanley] both b.Canning Town, Ex; scan
- Florence Dorothea Soper b.Jul>Sep 1899, Canning Town [West Ham RD]
- Stanley William Soper b.abt 26 Mar 1901, Canning Town (b.Apr>Jun West Ham); a Stanley W m.? Gray Oct>Dec 1924, W.Ham,

William 27 hammerman at 42 Croydon Rd, Plaistow, Ex [West Ham RD], b.Walworth, Lon; Elizabeth 27 {m.2y} b.Canning TW, Ex; William 1, Ellen 3m both b.Plaistow, Ex : [a William Soper m.Oct>Dec 1908, West Ham, to Elizabeth Clara Chutes (or Ethel Edith E Lane)]


born Essex but living elsewhere in '11cen

Walter Soper (c1879-?) 32 head a [meat …] at (28 Place) St Olave (Bermondsey), Lon; b.Walthamstow, Ex; wife Eleanor Mary Soper 39; James Soper 6 school; Grace Soper 3; Frank Soper 1all b.St Olave
: '01cen Walter office clerk 22 in Bermondsey, also in Bermondsey Martha 54 b.Bermonsey; John 28 office clerk b.Bermonsey; Joshua 26 market clerk, b.Walthamstow, Ex; George 20 house decorator, b.Bermonsey & others
: '91cen Walter 12 son at Rotherhithe, Lon, b.Walthamstow, with mother Martha 43 & John 18: Joshua 16: ?Arthur 14? : Walter 12 George 10
: '81cen John Samuel 35 unemployed poultry salesman b.City, at 2 Brewers Court, Bermondsey & wife Martha 33 : John 8 : Joshua 6 : Arthur 4 : Walter 2 b.Walthamstow, Esx : George 3d & all others b.Bermondsey
- Walter Soper b.Jan>Mar 1879, West Ham, Ex
- John Samuel Soper (c1847-1889) d.Jan>Mar 1889 St Olave, Lon, age 42

Edward James Soper 35 a laundry ..., at [39 South/East/Avenue], Plymouth, Dev b.?; Esther Soper 39 b.West Ham, Ex, Louis Robert Soper 11 at school, b.Ex, Victor James Soper 4 b.Dev, also cousins Stanley James Soper 28 married a laundrey ass b.Plymouth, Dev, Florence Soper 24 b.Lon & Marjorie Florence Soper 2 b.Dev : [Edward James Soper m.Esther Greenland Oct>Dec 1898, Romford, Ex]

Mary Ann Soper 28 a [former domestic servant/national] inmate at institution, [Thetford/Black/Grey/Corner], Wayland, Norfolk b.Essex
- '01cen Mary Soper 17 domestic serv at Clapham, Lon. b.Barking, Ex [a Wilhelmina Soper 45 also at Clapham, b.Scotland (not vis'11cen)]
- '91cen Mary Soper 8 dau at Barking, Ex b.Ex : [parents William John m.Harriett Stead m.1874]

Frederick James Soper (c1872-?) 39 head [police] at (Great/Red/Road/Church/The/Grove) Hendon, Msx b.Wolverton, Hants; wife Clara Soper 41 b.-; Elsie May Soper 13 school b.Leyton, Ex; Norman Frederick Soper 4 b.-; Bessie Soper 1 b.- : [m.1896; biog police notes]
- Elsie May Soper b.Apr>Jun 1897, West Ham, Ex


Capt F P P Soper transport officer of Essex Brigade Divisional Transport & supply Column (No 2 Co), Army Service Corps, Territorial Force, at Bay Lodge, The Green : from Stratford 1912 Commercial Trade Directory source [the senior officer there?] : [see Frank P P Soper biog]

William Lawrence Soper of The Walnuts, Church End, Walthamstow, Essex (d.14 Apr 1912) Will proved 3 June 1912, by the executor Henry William Dommett Soper. Claims sent by 1 Aug (London Gazette 2 Jul) : [ '11cen - William Lawrence, widower 77 retired silk manufacturer at 1 Church Ln, Walthamstow, West Ham, Ex; sister Britannia Sarah 71 both b.Norton Folgate, Lon; cook Henrietta Norris 63 b.Walthamstow & housemaid Sarah Alice Mumford 42 b.Heyford, Ox : m.1880 : d.1912] : [left probate record]

- Margaret C Soper b.Jan>Mar 1913, Romford, Ex (mother ne Booth) : a Margaret C Soper m.Frederick E Gasson Jul>Sep 1936 Romford
- Jellicoe B Soper b.Apr>Jun 1915, Romford (mother ne Booth) m.Annie E Mccloud Apr>Jun 1936, Poplar, Lon (bmd)

Mr Soper, of South Chingford Schools, one of many on The Chingford Belgian Refugee Committee, [Essex?] 1914-19 : www.tlemea.com

Essex units in WW1 : Service Medals (issued to all servicemen) 1914-1920 : from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk : only;
John Soper, Private..., Essex Regiment, nr278108

A Soper, Walthamstow, Essex made a break of 126 on a full-size billiard table. Only 250 UK amateurs had achieved a 100+ break, all listed : The Billiard Monthly : Aug 1914 : [??perhaps Arthur Soper b.c1872 Clatford, Andover, Hants to Samuel & Sarah A Piper who m. 1866 : '11cen Arthur 40 a billiard marker in Bermondsey, Lon]

Charles E Soper m.Gertrude A Southgate Jul>Sep 1917, Colchester, Essex (bmd)
- Philip C Soper b.Apr>Jun 1920, Lexden (mother ne Southgate)

Alfred H Soper m.Ethel Burton Apr>Jun 1917, Romford, Essex (bmd)
: Alfred Henry Soper b.16 Jan 1897 Barking (Romford bmd dist) to William J a lighterman who m.Harriett Stead
1874 Deptford
- Gwendoline E Soper b.Apr>Jun 1919, West Ham (children mother ne Burton)
- William A Soper b.Jul>Sep 1922, Romford
- Leonard A Soper b.Jan>Mar 1924, Romford
- Edna E Soper b.Apr>Jun 1925, Romford
- Hilda E Soper b.Oct>Dec 1928, Romford
- Marie A Soper b.Jan>Mar 1930, Romford
- Pamela M Soper b.Oct>Dec 1932, Romford
: Alfred Henry Soper b.16 Jan 1897 Barking, Lon nr.SS5957, Admiralty Registers of Seamen's Services (from Nat Archives)

William Soper lived quietly at this house for a good many years. At his death Miss Soper continued to reside here to abt.1918. A brick cottage, perhaps built on roadside waste at or near Church Lane before 1836. from Walthamstow Antiquarian Society pub.1926 source : ['11cen - William Lawrence, widower 77 retired silk manufacturer at 1 Church Ln, Walthamstow, West Ham, Ex, with unm sister Britannia Sarah 71 (who d.1918) : m.1880 : d.1912]

J Soper at 1st chapel meeting held 23 Jul 1918 at Great Eastern Hotel, Liverpool Street Stn; Lord Lambourne presiding; Chigwell School built its Memorial Chapel, 1923; source [assume John Philpott Henry Soper as went to the school; see legal Sopers]

Joseph Soper d.4 Aug 1918, of 23 Second Avenue, Manor Park, Essex; probate London 17 Aug 1918 to Thomas Samuel Soper, arsenal work taker; estate £90; from Probate Calender, scan [Joseph (c1840-1918) d.Jul>Sep 1918, West Ham, Ex, age 78] : [see police Sopers]

R L Soper & 'P L Soper' on Epping war memorial committee 1919 source : [Robert Lewis Soper parent's Henry Lewis Soper m.Jane Mary Philpott 1868]

H J Soper 'O' : PG Hayward 'A' [?Occupier & Architect?] ; Building plan of alterations submitted to Southend Borough Council, for alterations, 114 & 116 The Braodway, 1919 : Essex Record Office
Messrs Sopers, High St: shed at rear : Glass photographic negatives in box labelled 'Temporary Buildings 1904-26' Essex Record Office : [& see 1919]

Sarah Soper (1836-1921) d.Great Ilford, Essex; from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com

William J F Soper m.Dorothy M Nicholas at Epping district, Ex; Jan>Mar 1923
Elizabeth J Soper b.Oct>Dec 1924 Edmondton District, Ex/or Herts (mother ne Nicholas)
David M Soper b.Jan>Mar 1927 Edmondton (mother ne Nicholas)
Andrew J Soper b.Oct>Dec 1929 Edmondton (mother ne Nicholas)
: ?a William J F Soper m.Marjorie E Green Jul>Sep 1949, B.Stortford, Herts (bmd)
: Andrew farming 21 1st class on "Scythia" (Cunard), Southampton to Quebec, Canada, from 20 Sep
1951; New Hall Farm, Harlow, Ex; Last & future residence Eng; scan
: W J Soper [provided information about] Mark Hall estate [Brenhall Manor, Harlow]. It was broken up after WW2, Gravelpit Farm & Kitchen Hall, sold separately: County of Essex: pub.1983 www.british-history.ac.uk
: W J Soper Ltd, New Hall Farm, London Rd, Harlow, Ex. Tel Harlow 21322; from Power Farming, vol.1981; & Royal National Rose Society publication 1985 Google Books snippets

John Soper m.Dorothy A E Bailey Jun>Sep 1923, Dunmow, Essex (bmd)
Joan D Soper b.Oct>Dec 1924, Royston, Herts
Pamela J Soper b.Apr>Jun 1927, Royston, Herts

Stanley W Soper m.? Gray Oct>Dec 1924, West Ham, Ex (bmd)
- Stanley William Soper b.abt 26 Mar 1901 (bmd.West Ham) to William Carvasso Soper b.Falmouth, Con & Agnes see
'11cen
- David G Soper b.Jul>Sep 1925, West Ham (mother ne Gray)
- Bruce Soper b.Apr>Jun 1928 & d.Apr>Jun 1928, West Ham, age 0 (mother ne Gray)
- Jean R Soper b.Oct>Dec 1929, West Ham (mother ne Gray)
- Barbara Soper b.Oct>Dec 1931, West Ham (mother ne Gray)
- Mary A Soper b.Apr>Jun 1936, West Ham (mother ne Gray)

Messrs Sopers, High Street: shed at rear : 3 photos 1925 labelled 'Temporary Buildings 1904-26 [town not given] : Essex Archives Online seax.gov.uk D/BC 1/4/10/18/213 to 215

William J Soper m.Beatrice A M Rolph Jul>Sep 1927, Romford, Essex (bmd)
- Brenda M Soper b.Apr>Jun 1933, Romford (mother ne Rolph)

William Soper d.23 Jul 1927, of 62 Adamson Rd, Custom House, Essex; probate London 24 Sep to Frederick Allan West, clerk; estate £178 0s 11d; d.at Seamen's Hospital, Greenwich, Kt; from Probate Calender, scan : William (c1864-1927) d.Jul>Sep, Greenwich, Lon, age 63 : [not obvious in Soper sailors] : [Williams b.1863 in Stroud, Glos; b.1864 Dorchester, Dor & Lambeth, Lon & 1865 Okehampton, Dev] : [William (c1864-1927) d.Jul>Sep, Greenwich, Lon, age 63]

Amelia C Soper m.John Alfred Edward Hitchman (1903-1943) in Southend? 1928 source [m.Jul>sep 1928 Rochford RD (inc Southend] : ['11cen; not visable]

James Soper d.27 Aug 1929, of The Beeches, Chingford, Essex; died ; probate London 9 Dec 1929 to James Soper esq, Henry Soper esq; estate £891 9s 6d ; from Probate Calender, scan [James (c1835-1929) d.Jul>Sep, Epping, Essex, age 94] : [James m.Elizabeth Hunkin 1863 St Austell, Cornwall]

Frederick C Soper m.Florence A Clarke Jul>Sep 1929, West Ham, Essex (bmd) (a Frederick Charles Soper b.Jul>Sep 1901 West Ham to John an elecrician & Elizabeth see '11cen)
- Joyce M Soper b.Oct>Dec 1934, West Ham (mother ne Clarke)

E Soper (c1882-?) 47 hospital nurse, sailed 3rd class on "Borda" (P&O Line) from Cape Town, South Africa arriving Plymouth, Eng 22 May 1929; Last permanant address South Africa; Planned future residence England; address 84 Hurstbourne Gdns, Barking, Essex (ship from Australia), scan; UK Incoming Register

Arthur E Soper m.Dorothy R Burnip Jan>Mar 1930, Rochford, Essex (bmd)
- Patricia M Soper b.Oct>Dec 1930, Rochford (mother ne Burnipp)

James Soper m.Florence Hatfull Oct>Dec 1930, Romford, Essex (bmd)
- James L Soper b.Jan>Mar 1931, Romford (mother ne Hatfull)
- Margaret E Soper b.Oct>Dec 1933, Romford (mother ne Hatful)
- John E Soper b.Jul>Sep 1936, Romford (mother ne Hatfull)

Kenneth Soper m.Florence E W Kruse Jul>Sep 1932, Rochford, Essex (bmd) b.Jul>Sep 1907 Rochford to Arthur J draper & Rose Brown [who m.1898, West Ham]
- Shirley A Soper b.Apr>Jun 1934, Rochford (mother ne Kruse)
?a - John E Soper b.Jul>Sep 1936, Romford, Essex (mother ne Druse)

Edward S Soper m.Nora F S Tye Oct>Dec 1932, Romford, Essex (bmd)
assume b.c1911 to Alfred & Agnes Soper : at Barking
'11cen
- Patricia A M Soper b.Jan>Mar 1934, Romford (mother ne Tye)
- Gwendoline N Soper b.Apr>Jun 1938, Romford (mother ne Tye)
- Edwina F Soper b.Jan>Mar 1943, Ilford, Ex (mother ne Tye)

Henry G Soper m.Edith E Berge Jul>Sep 1933, Rochford, Essex (bmd)
- Maureen E Soper b.Jul>Sep 1934, Rochford (mother ne Berge)
- Joan E Soper b.Apr>Jun 1937, Rochford (mother ne Berge)

William Soper lighterman of Sunrise, Stanley Rd, 9 Rainham, Essex, heretofore known by the name of William Stead or Thomas William Stead, give notice by deed dated 29 Sept 1933, I abandoned use of surname Stead lieu of Soper (London Gazette 5 Dec) : ['01cen connection? a William Soper (c1874-?) lighterman, at Lee, Kent, age 27, b.Barking, Essex] : ['11cen William 38 lighterman at Romford with family]

Jane Rose Soper, Trevelyn, Laindon Hills, Essex: Freehold land registered in Park Ave, Laindon Hills, (London Gazette 24 Apr 1934) : ['11cen a Jane Rose Soper 23 & husband Edwin Charles Soper 33 at Lambeth both b.Camberwell] : [Edwin C m.Jane R Alexander at Camberwell Jul>Sep 1910 : an Edwin Charles b.Jan>Mar 1878 St Saviour, Southwark & a Edwin d.Oct>Dec 1925 age 46 Southwark]

John Soper d.22 Jun 1936, of 34 Wimborne Rd, Southend on Sea, Ex; probate London 26 Aug 1936 to Ellen Matilda Soper, widow, John Henry Soper, gas inspector; estate £2,072 10s; from Probate Calender, scan : [John (c1868-1936) d.Apr>Jun, Rochford, Ex, age 68] : [see John m.Ellen Matilda Eade 1893 Hampstead]

Irene Soper (c1900-?) 36 buyer, sailed 3rd class on "Empress of Britain" (Canadian Pacific Line) from New York, US to Southampton, Eng arriving 26 Oct 1936; Last permanant address & planned future residence England; address 39 Victoria Ave, Southend on Sea [Essex] scan; UK Incoming Register : [William C Soper 50 on same sailing but Hants address]

James Soper first on list of 7 [ex?] owners & tenants. Reader Bros, builder's papers relating to Dove House Estate & St Catherine's Est, Chingford, Essex : [Possibly built on fields on & near Low Hall Farm] : [current mention of estates not vis] : from London Metropolitan Archives 1932-48 ref LMA/4430/02/010 a2a.org.uk
James Soper was a farmer in Sewardstone Rd, Chingford in 1936 , presumably this is Sopers Farm in Chingford (there is a Soper Close, Chingford E4, possibly built 1997) : [James a Chingford farmer '01cen]

John E Soper m.Annie A Reynolds Jan>Mar 1937, Romford, Essex (bmd)
- Betty A Soper b.Jan>Mar 1938, Romford (mother ne Reynolds)

J F Soper 26 Sep 1937, Dagenham, Ex : Register of Seamen, Discharge Papers R602381, National Archives ref BT 372/1703/206b : [perhaps James Frederick lighteman m.1937]

Agnes Soper d.2 Mar 1937 of 58 Hurstbourne Gdns, Barking, Ex; died Severalls Hospital, Colchester; probate Lon 26 Apr 1937 to Albert Archie Soper, commercial clerk; estate £966 17s 11d; from Probate Calender, scan [Agnes (c1891-1937) d.Jan>Mar, Colchester, Ex, age 46] : [Alfred W m.Aggie A Swan 1911]

William Soper d.1 Apr 1937, of Oldchurch Hospital, Romford, Ex; died Oldchurch Hospital, Romford, Ex; administration Lon 24 May 1937 to Ethel May Soper, widow; estate £1,016; from Probate Calender, scan [William (c1873-1937) d.Apr>Jun, Romford, Ex, age 64] : [??perhaps the William John Soper of Romford m.Elizabeth abt.1895]
?a William E Soper m.Ethel M Wallace Jan>Mar 1919, Devonport, Dev (bmd)
?a William E Soper m.Ethel M Elliott Oct>Dec 1927, Weymouth; - Rex H Soper b.Apr>Jun 1928, Weymouth (mother ne Elliott)

Albert A Soper m.Elsie A Lorenz Jan>Mar 1937, Romford, Essex (bmd) : b.Apr>Jun 1911, Romford to Alfred W m.Aggie A Swan who m.1911
- Marilyn Soper b.Jul>Sep 1938, Romford (mother ne Lorens)
: Albert Archie a commercial clerk; executor to mother 1937 (estate £966)

Joseph A Soper m.Ellen E Playford Jul>Sep 1937, Romford, Ex (bmd dist)
: Joseph Alexander Soper b.Apr>Jun 1905 Barking (Romford bmd dist) to William John & Elizabeth who m.
1895
- Peter J Soper b.Jan>Mar 1939, Romford (mother ne Playford)
- Jean M Soper b.Jan>Mar 1943, Ilford, Ex (mother ne Playford)

C Soper, Arthur John Soper, farmer, Crabbs Green Hatfield in Kelly' s Directory 1937 Essex tlhs.org.uk : [A J S farmer age 41 in '11cen : see biog, Cornwall]

Robert Soper sold Berwick Berners Hall Farm, [in Berners Roding, Ongar, Essex] (285a) to present owner Mr N Stacey in 1937 : History of Essex: Vol 4, pub1956 : [Robert Lewis Soper's parents Henry Lewis Soper m.Jane Mary Philpott 1868] : [the farm 285a; 1870 auction]

- Maureen E Soper b.Jul>Sep 1938, West Ham (mother ne Jeffrey)
- Errol C Soper b.Jan>Mar 1946, West Ham (mother ne Jeffrey)

Soper & Co Ltd meeting at registered office 1 Coppice Rd, Theydon Bois, Essex 10 Jan 1938 agreed to to liquidate it's position & wind up (London Gazette 1 Feb) : [a Frank Percy Philpott Soper lived at Theydon see]

Herbert H Soper m.Ivy M A Elmes Jul>Sep 1939, E.Ham, Essex (bmd)
- John E Soper b.Jul>Sep 1947, West Ham (mother ne Elmes)

Clara Florence Soper d.25 Mar 1940, of West St, Rochford, Essex; died Southend Municiple Hospital, Rochford; admin London 28 May 1940 to William James Soper, widowed husband, greengrocer; estate £204 14s 3d ; from Probate Calender, scan [Clara F (c1891-1940) d.Jan>Mar, Rochford, Ex, age 49] : [William J m.Clara F Hellery 1914, Holborn, Lon]
: ? a William James Soper d.1961 Rochford, from Essex National Burial Records

Herbert C Soper m.Marjorie H Powell Jul>Sep 1940, S W Essex bmd dist
- Richard C Soper b.Jul>Sep 1942, S W Essex (mother ne Powell)

Henry Evans Soper d.25 Nov 1941 of 34 Wimborne Rd, Southend on Sea, Ex; probate Llandudno 16 Dec 1941 to (gr.dau) Ellen May Soper, spinster; estate £466 17s 10d; from Probate Calender, scan : [H E S (c1860-1941) d.Oct>Dec, Southend, age 81] : ??wife in '11cen Desiree 41
: Henry 73 engineer sailed 3rd class on "Aurania" (Cunard) from Montréal, Québec, Canada to London, Eng arriving 22 May 1933; Last permanant address Canada RT; Planned future residence British Empire; address 34 Wimborne Rd, Southend on Sea, scan; UK Incoming Register
: Henry marine engineer 73 & [grandau] Ellen May Soper 39 teacher, sailed 3rd class on "Aurania" (Cunard) from Southampton to Montreal, Canada, departing 16 Sep 1933, address 34 Winthorne Rd, Southend on Sea; Intended future residence Eng (Ellen listed seperatly) her address Lindsay ?? Office, Southend on Sea; scan; from findmypast
: Henry 76 retired, Ellen 42, sailed 3rd class on "Ascania" (Cunard) from Montréal to London arriving 23 Aug 1936; Last address Canada; Planned future residence England; address 34 Wimborne Rd, Southend, Essex (Ellen gr.dau) scan : [same address of John when d.1936 (below)]
: [see son?? John m.Ellen Matilda Eade 1893 Hampstead; their dau Ellen May b.1894] : [Henry Evans Soper b.Apr>Jun 1860, Tiverton, Dev to John Soper m.Susan Emily Shackles Jul>Sep 1859 Tiverton]

Leonard Soper (1917-1943) Leading Stoker, Royal Navy, d.9 Dec 1942, age 25, wife Joan E Soper, residence Barking, Essex : Memorial at ?
- Temporary Acting Leading Stoker C/KX 104884, missing presumed killed after HMS Porcupine was torpedoed : from
naval-history.net : a P class destroyer escorting troopship from Gibralta to Oran, torpedoed 9 Dec by submarine U602 NE of Oran, (7 killed or missing) & towed to Algeria
- Leonard Soper ; Acting Leading Stoker (Ly). Reported missing, believed killed, in The Times 17 Feb 1943
- 'Born Monmouthshire : residence Essex' from military-genealogy.com
- a Leonard Soper b.Jul>Sep 1917 Romford district (mother's maiden name Quinlin) - parents?? John Edward Soper m.Mary Ann Quinlin Apr>Jun 1908, Romford, Ex (or his brother James F) [bmd]

W T Soper, Divisional Officer, N.F.S. (formerly Chief Superintendent of the London Fire Brigade: Front page newpaper article & photographs of display in Priory Park by officers & men of the Southend Brigade of the National Fire Service on behalf of the Southend War Efforts Essex Archives Online
William Thomson Soper, Divisional Officer Nr11 (Southend) Fire Area. King's Police & Fire Services Medal for distinguished service (London Gazette 29 Dec 1943?)
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W T Soper National Fire Service Divisional Officer. Photographs taken at ceremony for presentation of the King's Police & Fire Service Medal to him c1945 Essex Archives Online : [a William Thomson Soper b.Oct>Dec, 1880, Stoke Damarel, Dev & m.Plympton, Dev Oct>Dec 1907]

Stanley J Soper m.Joan J M Ayling Oct>Dec 1945, Ilford, Ex (bmd); b.1921, Edmonton
- Alan K Soper b.Apr>Jun 1951, Romford, Ex (mother ne Ayling)

Albert A Soper m.Beatrice M Clements Jan>Mar 1945, Ilford bmd dist
- Christine H Soper b.Apr>Jun 1946, Ilford, Ex

Norman Sopher m.Dorothy L Jackson Apr>Jun 1945, S W Essex bmd dist
- Clive Soper b.Apr>Jun 1946, S W Essex

Arthur James Soper d.21 Jan 1945, a draper of 39 Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea. Claims to Rosa Charlotte Soper : London Gazette : [Arthur James m.Charlotte Rosa Brown 1898, West Ham]
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A J Soper Ltd, draper; Bills, some with decorative headings, of Southend and Westcliff shopkeepers 1954-8

James Soper & wife recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Low Hall Farm, Chingford. Taking over Low Hill Farm together with a small retail milk business in [?m.1906]…. ; headline 'Dairyman's Golden Wedding' from Dairy Engineering pub.1946 : Google Books snippet : [James m.Martha Ann Fordham 1895]

- Angela M Soper b.Jan>Mar 1947, Ilford, Essex (mother ne Mccloud)
- Christopher R Soper b.Jan>Mar 1949, Ilford, Essex (mother ne Mccloud)

- Raymond A K Soper b.Jan>Mar 1948, Colchester, Ex (mother ne Blunden)
- Maureen R Soper b.Oct>Dec 1950, Colchester, Ex (mother ne Blunden)

John A Soper m.Winifred E Watson, Jul>Sep 1949, Romford bmd dist
- John A Soper b.Jan>Mar 1950, Ilford, Ex (mother ne Watson)
- Keith Soper b.Jan>Mar 1951, Ilford, Ex (mother ne Watson)

Mrs A Soper (1918-?) 35 housewife, Master Soper 11, Miss Soper 6 both scholars & Master Soper 4, English of 26 Hathaway Gdns, Chachwell Heath, Ex, sailed tourist class on "Atlantic Express" (Home Line) from Southampton to Quebec, Canada, departing 23 Jul 1953; Last permanant residence England; Intended future residence Canada; scan & scan2; from findmypast

Hilda Mary Soper (1932-?) housewife 27 (b.12 Dec 1932) Christine Dawn Soper 5 (b.15 Mar 1954), Kathleen Shirley Soper 4 (b.22 Apr 1955), Sally Ann Soper 3 (b.9 Nov 1958) & Kenneth John Soper 1 (b.23 Nov 1958) sailed 3rd class on "Oxfordshire" from Southampton to Singapore, departing 13 Oct 1959; address 18 Lifstan Way, Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-Sea, Essex; Nationality UK/Germany; Last permanant residence Germany; Intended future residence Malaya; scan; from findmypast

J D Soper, chairman K & D Soper Ltd at a general meeting at 35 Park Rd, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, 4 Oct 1968, for Company to be wound up voluntarily (London Gazette 11 Oct)

Mr W J Soper [provided information about] Mark Hall estate [Brenhall manor, Harlow]. It was broken up after WW2, Gravelpit Farm & Kitchen Hall, sold separately : County of Essex: Volume 8, pub1983 www.british-history.ac.uk
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W J Soper Ltd, New Hall Farm, London Rd., Harlow, Essex. Tel Harlow 21322 : from Power Farming, vol.1981 : & Royal National Rose Society publication 1985 Google Books snippet : [?William J F & Dorothy M Nicholas who m.1923]

Jone Soper d.1546, ? Souper d.1627, Eliz Soper d.1726, Isabella Soper d.1771, Henry Lewis Soper d.1877* [d.Apr>Jun Romford, age 32]; Charles Edward Souper d.1909 [d.Oct>Dec Billericay, Ex, 67]; Jane Mary Soper d.1911 [d.Jul>Sep Epping age 69]; Sarah Soper d.1921 [d.Jan>Mar Romford, age 85]; Anne Souper d.1930, Hilda Gwendoline A Soper d.1934 [d.Apr>Jun Chelmsford, age 48 (d.Great Waltham, parish records)]; William Soper d.1938 [d.Jan>Mar Rochford, 35]; Clara Frances Soper d.1940 Rochford; Alfred Henry Soper d.1945, from Essex National Burial Records [(1897-1945) d.Dagenham, parish register]; William James Soper d.1961 Rochford
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*Henry Lewis Soper, age 16 b.Hadlow, Kent: Son of Henry at Tunbridge Wells, Kent '61cen


Essex Places
Sopers Farm, watermill, Cole Gate, Culstie Green, Tobbitts Farm, & Hawkins Farm, Woodham Walter : deeds 1607-1816 Deposited by a Chelmsford Firm of Solicitors [so assume any time over 200 years?] source

Sopers Grove in Thundersley [2m N Canvey Island] Manor of Chingfords records : 24 Mar 1554/55, Crown Grant Susan Tonge alias Clarencieux, widow Essex Archives Online

Sopers Square, Newhall, Harlow, Essex, is a ward in Old Harlow source : [an estate built on William J F Soper's Newhill farm, see 1949]



Gloucestershire

Alicia la Sopere … mentioned in from History of Gloucester Cathedral pub 1867 [no date in snippet] : GoogleBooks.com

William le Sopere was recorded in Gloucestershire pipe rolls [tax accounts] in 1196 source

Nicholas le Sopere of Gloucester 'ibid' presume ibid meaning 'as line above' which is for Julian le Sopere, Dorset in 1273 : from A Dictionary Of English & Welsh Surnames


Richard le Sopere witnessed (with Richard Averey, John Sewaker, Walter le Cuppere, Henry Cuppere, Henry Grout, Nicholas the clerk) , a land transaction (no date - 1272-1307) : Walter le Schipward granted to Sir Thomas de Berkeley a curtilage in Berkeley : from Berkeley Castle property records : ref BCM/A/1/12/38 www.a2a
Richard le Sopere witness (with John Sewaker, John le Cuppere, Henry le Cuppere, Walter le Cuppere). John Bonserjant of Berkeley, granted land in 'Westfeld of Berkel' to Henry called Gardinar of Berkeley (no date - 1272-1307) : from Berkeley Castle property records : ref BCM/A/1/64/23 www.a2a
Richard le Sopere witness (with Robert de Stan', Robert de Bradeston, John de Crauleye, Thomas de Swonhungre, John Sewaker, Richard Averay, John le Cuppere, John Bonserjant). Maud (unmarried dau & heir of Adam ate Barre of Berkeley) granted her land in Ham to Henry (called Gardin' of Berkeley & wife Isabel) for £4 (no date - 1272-1307) : from Berkeley Castle property records : ref BCM/A/1/64/29 www.a2a
Richard le Sopere, clerk. A witness (with Robert de Stan', Robert de Bradeston, Walter Moton, Walter the weaver (textor), Robert Grip, William Pathering). Alice (widow of Thomas Flambert of Newport) granted to Henry (called Gardin'), part of a meadow in Matford (no date - 1272-1307) : from Berkeley Castle property records : ref BCM/A/1/64/48 www.a2a
Richard le Sopere has granted to Sir Thomas de Berkeleye, lord of Berkeley, a plot of his garden extending towards the meadow called Joeleshom; Thomas gave him a sum of money, late 13thC : (Witnesses: John le Cuppere, Henry le Gardener, Walter le Cuppere, Philip Coby, Roger le Cuppere, Edward de Fremelode, Adam Pynel) : Alkington, Hundred of Berkeley : from Berkeley Castle property records ref BCM/A/1/3/72 www.a2a
Richard le Sopere, clerk. A witness (with John Sewaker, Robert Averey, John le Cuppere, Henry and Walter le Cuppere) Richard le Wyne granted ½ a. medow in Holemed, Ham, to Henry (called Gardiner of Berkeley) late 13thC : from Berkeley Castle property records ref BCM/A/1/64/44 www.a2a
Richard le Sopere witnessed (with Walter Moton, Philip de la Holte, William Golde, Adam de Angervile) a land grant between William le Wor of Wick & Thomas son of Ralph de Angervile, late 13thC : from Berkeley Castle property records ref BCM/A/1/3/251 www.a2a
Richard le Sopere clerk, witnessed (with Robert de Stone, Robert de Bradeston, Walter Moton, Philip de la Hole), a land transaction : Thomas le Wor & wife Joan leased to Richard de Wyke & wife Denise, all their land in Rakeborne for the life of Joan, who holds it in dower after the death of William le Wor of Wick. 12 March 1298 : from Berkeley Castle property records : Wor holding in Ragburn ref BCM/A/1/4/36 www.a2a
Richard le Sopere witnessed (with Robert Bastard, Richard Averey, John Sewaker, John le Cuppere, Henry de Hamme, John Purlewent), Richard, Earl of Newport leased a ½a meadow in Perhamesmor to Richard ate Slo. 29 Sept 1298 : from Berkeley Castle property records : ref BCM/A/1/60/58 www.a2a
Richard le Sopere witnessed (with Walter Moton, Philip de la Holte, William Gold, Adam Dangervile), a land transaction : William le Wor of Wick has granted to Thomasson of Ralph de Angervile 1 acre of land in Rakeboine; rent 1d. pa : early 14thC : from Berkeley Castle property records : Wor holding in Ragburn ref BCM/A/1/4/35 www.a2a
Richard le Sopere witnessed (with Richard Averey, John Sewaker, William de Kineltre, Robert le Grip), a transaction of land in Actree, early 14thC : between Nicholas Thedulf; & Henry called Gardin' of Berkeley : from Berkeley Castle property records : ref BCM/A/1/64/54 www.a2a
Richard le Sopere witnessed (with Robert de Stane, William Capel, Thomas Alein, John le Cuppere), a transaction of land in Actree, early 14th cent : between Nicholas Thedulf of Alkington & Henry called Gardin, of Berkele : from Berkeley Castle property records : ref BCM/A/1/64/55 www.a2a
Richard le Sopere of Berkeley with wife Denise's consent , granted to Robert de Berkleie, wife Joan & daughter Isabel, all his land in Wika called 'inhock', next to the road from Stintescombe to Wik; for this Robert has granted to him all the land in Backscroft next to Kyneltre. (witnesses: Robert de Bradeston, Thomas de Buleie, Robert Wither, Richard de Avene, Walter Moton, William Gold, Adam Dangervile) 18 Jan 1306 : Grants to the Berkeleys in Alkington [nr Berkeley] ref BCM/A/1/4/18 www.a2a
Richard le Sopere's widow Denise, rendered to Robert, her son the burgage ['The widow's holding in Longbridge Street'] opposite the court of St. Augustine's Abbey, Bristol, beside the road from Longebrugge to the marketplace of Berkeleye, in Berkeleye : Witnesses: Henry le Gardener, Roger le Cuppere, Nicholas Daungervile, John Martin, Henry de Kyllecote. 24 June 1316 : from Berkeley Castle property records, ref BCM/A/1/12/31 www.a2a
Robert le Sopere son & heir of Richard le Sopere granted to Sir Thomas de Berkeleye, lord of Berkeley, his heirs and assigns his burgage opposite the court of St. Augustine's Abbey, Bristol, beside the road from Longebrugge to the marketplace of Berkeleye, in Berkeleye 1 July 1316. (Witnesses: John le Cuppere, Henry le Gardener, John Sewaker, Edward de Fromelode, Roger le Cuppere, Henry de Kyllecote, Thomas Page) : from Berkeley Castle property records, ref BCM/A/1/12/32 www.a2a
Richard le Sopere's widow Denise, granted to Sir Thomas de Berkeleye, lord of Berkeley, all her holding with a garden, curtilage and appurtenances in Langebrugge Street for her life, in the borough of Berkeleye, 1320 (Witnesses: John le Cuppere, Henry le Gardener, John Sewaker, John Judde, Robert Groundi, Robert le Schipward, Henry de Kyllecote) : from Berkeley Castle property records, ref BCM/A/1/12/33 www.a2a
Robert le Sopere son & heir of Denise le Sopere quitclaimed to Sir Thomas de Berkeleye, lord of Berkeley, lands which Thomas has in Langebrugge Street, Berkeley by the grant of Denise his mother, which she has for life, 1320 (Witnesses: John le Cuppere, Edward de Fromelode, John Sewaker, Henry le Gardener, John Judde, Robert Groundi, Robert le Schipward) : from Berkeley Castle property records, ref BCM/A/1/12/34 www.a2a
Richard le Sopere, & Margaret his wife were demised a farm, 7½ a. of land in Botilbrigge, in furlong called le Brodedole; for their lives; rent 7s. 6d. pa Simon de Drayton, knight 28 Mar 1333 : Witnesses: Alexander de Evemethe in Yaxley, Richard Albert of Y, William de Empyngham, Richard de Paxstone of Y, William le White of Overton, John le Whyte of Y : Records of Berkeley family of Berkeley, Gloucestershire ref BCM/G/2/1/10 [Sopworth mentioned in these records : worth = 'fenced land' in Saxon - long shot on a Sop connection?] www.a2a


Alice la Sopere, a taxpayer, in Gloucester , in the 'Lay Subsidy Roll' of 1327 (p56). source [The usual use of the feminine 'la' might indicate an active business woman - see also Emma la Sapere, Yorkshire, 1301]

John Sopar held property next to a property at Ruardean, gifted by Walter Hathewy, to Nicholas Dolle. 2 Oct 1355. (witnesses Witnesses: Felipes, Hycokes, Voul, Smart, Byllyng, jun. & others : ref F8/II/19 www.a2a

Nicolas le Sopere witnessed (with John Coby, John Byl, Nicholas Schipward, Richard Scryveyn) land transaction at Berkley : William Modebroke of Berkeley has granted to John Walebrok, 2½ a. of land by Berkelee. 10 March 1367 : from Berkeley Castle property records ref BCM/A/1/3/256 www.a2a

Nicolas le Sopere witnessed (with William Modibroke, Robert Balstake, John Coby, John Byl) land transaction at Berkley, between John Halys & John Aleyn & Alice widow of Thomas Bodde of Berkeley. 29 July 1371 : from Berkeley Castle property records, ref BCM/A/1/24/244 www.a2a

Nicholas le Sopere, leased to John Gamel & wife Sibyl, a burgage with a house & garden adjacent in Berkelee, with access to the spring & mill; for their lives, rent 10s pa. 18 Dec 1373 (Witnesses: William Modybroke, Nicholas Schippard, Thomas Lucas, John Walbroke, John Byl, clerk) : from Berkeley Castle property records, ref CM/A/1/12/242 www.a2a

Nicholas Soper of Berkeley & wife Joan gave to Robert Halfpond of Berkeley. Two parcels of arable land in a field called Okehungre (Oakhunger, Hamfallow) one of which lies between lands of John Fromylode and the other between lands of Lord Peter le Veel : date nd [pre-1381: Deeds [part of the Bradley Estate?] D2078/BOX 48/1 www.a2a

John Soper provided Certificate of musters for the tithings Wapeley & Codryngton, Hundred of Gromboldisasche, Glo; 5 in the harness list & 7 able men ; 30 Sept 1542 : Henry VIII 26, Letters & Papers : www.british-history.ac.uk : [mentioned p.268 Notes & Queries pub.1901]

John Soper of Codryngton, Glos, from court roll list of the 32 tenants of Manor Broadway, Somerset 25 Aug 1555 [John the only tenant 'of' another county] : from English Origins : Somerset
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John Soper of Codryngton, Glos was esquire at Aspriors [8m NE Taunton, S.set] from 1st year of Queen Mary until 2nd of Queen Elizabeth [1553-1559] (& from 2 to 10 Eliz the cure was served by Sr John Scote, clerk, his stipend was only 5 markes [The cure has always been served by curates]) : Somerset & Dorset Notes & Queries p.163 : from English Origins
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John Soper, of Codrington, Glos. Will Register. 8 Feb 1559 prob 11/42a : National Archives

Ellinor Sopar m.Pooter Warren 1604 at Hanham & Oldland, Glos; Boyds Marriage Index

John Soper, a yeoman, sailed from Bristol, 21 Aug 1660 bound to William Phelps to serve 4 years in Barbados. from Franklin Family Research : [from a list of nearly 3,000 Bristol Servants between 1650's to 1700] [Four years seemed to be the normal contract, presumably to pay for the passage.] (another site mentions Scottish Prisoners of War, sold as slaves in 1650, saying 'The attitudes in New England at the time favored indentured servitude as opposed to slavery'). A William Phelps b.1599 Tewksbury, left for the colonies, with his wife & 6 children, on the 'Mary and John' (140 passengers) 20 March 1630 via Barbados. Arriving 30 May 1630, Dorchester, Massachusetts, the first settlers there. [Interesting that John is described as a Yeoman (someoneone of good family, usually somone owning land), so perhaps this was not the type of apprentiship forced by hardship] : [from a list of nearly 3,000 Bristol Servants betwwen 1650's to 1700]

Daniel Soper, carpenter, m.Ann Morgan, b.Clifton, 7 Apr 1694 bondsman for marriage, Thomas (Garland?), a carpenter of Clifton source [m.at Bristol from Boyds Marriage Index]

Hannah Soper m. William Simpson, also 1694 in Bristol

John Sloper m.Eleanor Wilkinsin 1705. (John on the Tetbury Town Jury 1705/6). Son

Matthew Sloper (1716->1770), built a house on the Tetbury manor house site, 1766/7. This was called The Priory and remains as one of Tetbury's most prominent buildings.(sons born 1759 & 1765) : source

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

Susan Soper m.John Lewes 1770 at Bristol Diocese, Glos; Boyds Marriage Index

William Soper one of hundreds of the burgesses & freeholders of Bristol, who wished the King 28 Sept 1775. We testify our abhorrence of our American brethren's unnatural rebelion ext ext ext : from Impartial repository of public events. 3rd ed. Volume 1. London, 1775-1784 : private Gale's Directory

Thomas Soper m.Emilia Madge, 1 Feb 1791, St Augustine-The-Less church, Bristol. 1 of 7 children of John & Agnes Soper, all of Ashburton, Dev [igi]. I've no info after this marriage. from David Madge, Emilia his 3xgt. aunt : May'07 dvmadge'at'dsl.pipex.com from Rootsweb's Soper newsgroup [Nearly all Madges in Devon inc Ashb'n. A guess at Bristol for ship, refuted by a Thomas Madge birth to Stephen & Eliz at same church, 1772]

John & Elizabeth Sopeer bapt Mary Ann, 25 Mer 1799, Bristol [igi] : [perhaps the 'J' above]

John Soper Bristol, 24 Sep 1804; Notice is hereby given, that the partnership between William Hall Willoughby & John Soper, hat manufacturers, Bristol, the firm of 'Willoughby & Soper', dissolved by mutual consent & carried on by John Soper, at the Hat Warehouse, in Redclift St, on his own account & to whom debts due to the partnership are to be paid London Gazette 25 Sept : [see 1811 & John Snr & jnr cancelled hat partnership 1812 : Elizabeth hatmaker 1825]
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a Soper recorded in Holden's Triennial Directory of Bristol 1805 : scan for sale originalrecord.com
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J Soper & Co, Hat Manufacturers, Redcliff St, Bristol 1811 : source [a Mrs Soper, a hat mfr in Exeter in 1811] : [see bankrupt 1804]
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John Soper, John Soper, jun & Robert Bruce hat manufacturers, of Bristol, Notice is hereby given. The partnership lately subsisting between us the undersigned, was dissolved on 24 June 1812, by mutual consent. London Gazette 4 & 10 Aug : [snr? a John hat maker d.Bristol 1839 : John jnr apprenticed to Mr Bruce who lent him £642 to establish business, bankrupt 1840]
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John Soper, snr & John Soper, junr* as hat manufacturers of Bristol, Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership lately subsisting between us was dissolved by mutual consent 25 Mar 1815. 1804]
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: J Soper of Bristol, hatter bankruptcy 6 Jan 1816; Attornies Tariant, Clarke & Richards, Chancery Lane; in 'The Examiner' (pub.Lon 7 Jan), from newspapers.bl.uk
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connection? a Frederick Fry Soper* m.Jan>Mar 1856 Clifton, Glos : & '51cen a John Soper jnr 38 b.S.set at Glos (& Frederick Soper 32 in Glos b.S.set)]
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John Soper, the younger, late of Camerton, S.set, now of St George, gent. 22 Apr 1824. An additional loan of £150, secured on property in St James, Bristol. Others involved Maria Withers, of Wells, spinster, John Fry Reeves*, of Glastonbury, gent. & Peter Wickens Fry, of Axbridge, gent : Bristol Record Office: ref 31358/5
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Elizabeth Soper milliner & dress maker, Bath : Notice is hereby given, that the Partnership lately carried on by us the undersigned, Ann Nixon & Elizabeth Soper, as milliners & dress makers, Bath is dissolved by mutual consent. 25 Jun 1825. London Gazette (28 Jun)

Mary Soper in Gloucestershire Court, Summer session 1819; sentence aquittal : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

William Sopher (1794-1825) d.Gloucester, Glos; from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com

Richard Soper Birth/Bap 1832 Berks : Death/Bur 1899, Glos : source

Emma Small Soper m.Samuel Gwynne Wakins of Uplands, Lan Gwm Ucha, Monmouthshire, at St Pauls, Bristol 27 Dec 1838; eldest dau of 'Mr' John Soper, late of Banwell; youngest son of John Watkins 'esq' of Pwll House, Mon; in 'The Bristol Mercury' 29 Dec, from newspapers.bl.uk
: John Soper Watkins died age 21 months at Cornwallis Place, Stapleton Rd, of inflamation of the lungs; eldest son of Samuel Gwyne Watkins esq, Pwll House, Monmouthshire, 'The Bristol Mercury', 17 Jul 1841, from newspapers.bl.uk : [John b.Oct>Dec Chepstow, Glos/Mon & d.Jul>Sep 1841 Clifton]

W Soper, charged on suspicion of stealing sugar was discharged, Magistrates Court; in 'The Bristol Mercury' (pub.) 22 Jun 1839, from newspapers.bl.uk : ['41cen & '51cen, 8 Sopers in Bristol, no W's]

John Soper bur.1839 at Lewins Mead Presbyterian Chapel, Bristol; more details available from Non-Conformist bmdregisters
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John Soper hat manufacturer of this city, died 4 Jul 1839 in Meadow St, 'The Bristol Mercury'; 6 Jul , from newspapers.bl.uk : [assume John snr died as jnr insolvant in prison 1840, see below]
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John Soper late of Cornwallis Place, Baptist Mills, Bristol, out of business. In the gaol of Bristol : Court of insolvent debtors 14 Mar 1840 : (London Gazette 17 Mar)
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John, the younger, a prisoner who'd estate have provisional assignee by Court to attend court 21 Jul 1840 10am; formerly of Banwell, S.set (a farmer), then of Milk St, after of Meadow St part out of business late of Cornwallis Pl, Baptist Mills, part clerk Locomotive Engine Co
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John, formerly of Banwell, Somerset, farmer & grazier, then of Milk St, Bristol & after of Meadow St (known as John Soper the younger at the time), out of business, late of Cornwallis Place, Baptist Mills, Bristol part of the time out of business & part clerk to Locomotive Engine Co, Bristol. List of insolvent prisoners Court House 21 Jul 1840 (Gazette 30 Jun) : JS company clerk; assignees appointed Lincolns Inn, Lon, 8 Aug Insolvent, Nr53,022C; assignee William Norwill (Gazette 11 Aug) & in 'Bristol Mercury' 27 Jun 1840, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [so presume father John leased farm 1827]
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: John, opposed at Debtors Court, Guildhall by Rev R P Jones, rector of Charfield who's sister rented Soper a farm for £150 pa. In 27 Feb 1838 when he owed her £90 & £75 rent almost due, he auctioned his stock, (part repaying parents & Mr Bruce), quit the farm & went to America he travelled & settled in Oct as clerk at Locomotive Engine Company, St Philips & lived in Cornwallis Place, Baptist Mills, Bristol. The rev had obtained legal possesion, but Soper summoned witnesses before assizes, who dismissed petition & charged Soper costs. Soper once apprenticed to Mr Bruce** of Bristol who loaned £642 to establish a business. His father advanced £150 in 1819 & various sums at other times. John took silver cup & 11 spoons worth £50, but unaccounted for. On coming into money*, he repaid £165 to his mother, £70 to Brages Fry (his attorney & nephew) & £100 to Mr Bruce (£200 owed). Soper admitted he'd given fraudulant preference to repay his elderly parents. He'd been in prison some days; Sentence? (?10m prison if requested by any of his creditors?); in 'The Bristol Mercury' 25 Jul, from newspapers.bl.uk, scan : [*?assume father, John hat maker d.Bristol 1839 : **Robert Bruce & John Soper (x2) hat making partnership disolved 1812]
: [John Soper snr, a hat mfr at Redclift St, Bristol, cancelled partnership with W. Willoughby 1804 & cancelled a hat making partnership with John Soper jnr 1812]
: [John snr, John, jun & Robert Bruce hat manufacturers, of Bristol, partnership dissolved June 1812]
: [John snr & John, jun hat manufacturers of Bristol, partnership dissolved Mar 1815]
: [John jnr apprenticed to Mr Bruce who lent him £642 to establish business. Also £150 by parents 1819]
: [John jnr property in St James, Bristol 1824]
: [see S.set farmer 1827]
: [eldest dau of 'Mr' John Soper, late of Banwell; Emma Small Soper m.Samuel Gwynne Wakins of Uplands, Lan Gwm Ucha, Monmouthshire, at St Pauls, Bristol 27 Dec 1838; youngest son of John Watkins 'esq' of Pwll House, Mon; in 'The Bristol Mercury' 29 Dec]
: [John jnr auctioned stock on his rented farm, left his debts & to travelled America, Feb 1838]
: [John, jnr, cheese factor & provision merchant, business for sale to person commanding sufficient capital for this this well established concern in Port of Gloucester. Contact Robert Bruce & Co, merchants 47 Quay, Bristol; in 'Bristol Mercury' 8 Jun 1839 : scan]
: [John, jnr' wholesale & retail busines for sale. Situated in an eligible part of Gloucester City, a butter, bacon, cheese & general provision business; contact Messrs, Robert, Bruce & Co; 'Bristol Mercury' 22 Jun 1839 :
scan]
: [John Soper hat mfr (assume snr) d.4 Jul 1839, Meadow St; bur.Lewins Mead Presbyterian Chapel, Bristol]
: [John jnr returned to Bristol & in debtors prison Bristol Jul 1840]
: [?'
41cen John 28, annuitant at Dean St, Bristol with female servant 24: {debter but living on interest??}]
: [John Soper, Robert Bruce & T Wadham jnr general merchants, Bristol, partnership disolved 1846]
: [John jnr esq* 38unm corn broker at Elton Cottage, Westbury, Glos '51cen, b.Bristol, Glos; visiting James French 60 silversmith b.Chatham, Kt, Sarah Ann French 46, Ann French 22unm & visitor Sarah Ann Walter 5 all b.Bristol & serv 24; scan {*odd 'esq' used in a census 'Pickwickian?'}]
: [John jnr; partnership Wadham & Soper commission agents & corn brokers, Liverpool, dissolved 1851]
: [tea dealer 1852]
: [John d.1 Feb 1852 [seems not snr, so jnr?] at Cornwallis Place after long & painfull illness, borne with Christian fortitude 'Bristol Mercury' 7 Feb]
: [?tea dealer & ?of Eldon Place, Clifton 1852]
: ['61cen John 43 corn dealer, office at Gloucester St]
: [appointed Austrian vice council 1869]
: [John Austrian vc 59 at Priory House, '71cen]
: ['1877 ?at Easton-in-Gordano, nr Bristol?]
: [John 69 corn merchant 11 Norfolk Terrace '81cen, South Hamlet, Glos; b.Bristol, Glos; lodger, head & only resident in household] John Soper bill discounter of All Saints Court, All Saints Ln, Bristol, [Glos] & of the Pennywell Brick Work, Pennywell Rd, Bristol, brick manufacturer, residing Montrose, Mayfield Pk, Fishponds, Gloucester, insolvancy, 1st creditors meeting 22 Dec 1883 (London Gazette 11 Dec) : William Henry Phillips a creditor objected & Mr Soper gave evidence. Judgment, to avoid creditor injustice, Mr Soper made bankrupt & to attend Registrar 4 Feb 1884. (London Gazette 25 Jan). Examination Guild Hall 26 Feb 1884 (8 Feb) : Creditors to register by 8 Mar (29 Feb) : Bankruptcy annulled 24 Apr (29 Apr)
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J Soper a bill discounter & brick manufacturer, Bristol, Final examination (bankruptcy) 26 Feb 1884 : from The Times 9 Feb 98/211p
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John Soper a bill discounter at All Saints' Court (to All Saints; Ln), 46 High St, Bristol. : from Kellys Guide 1889 : from ancestry.com
: [at Upper Eastville, Bristol, 1889]
: ['91cen John 79unm living on his own means at 32 Brunswick Sq, (Christchurch), Littleworth, Gloucester; b.Bristol, Kingsdown, Glos boarding with Elizabeth Robinson 64 let apartments & dau 33, widowed nurse Elizabeth Deane 39 & gen serv 21 all b.Glos; scan]
: [?a John d.Jan>Mar 1899 age 88 Gloucester, Glos; (d.12 Feb at Brunswick) {or ?a John d.Oct>Dec 1896 age 82 Barton Regis, Glos}]


Gloucestershire Census 1841, 9 people, 4 households

John 55-9, ind [independant means?] at Comwallis Place, St Philip & St Jacob, Bristol, Glos, Eliza 50-4, Harriet 25-9, Adriana 15-9, Mary Ann 15-9, Emma 81, Comwallis Place, Bristol, (St Philip & St Jacob without parish), Glos; none b.Glos : scan : (2 households sharing property Samuel? Walkins 30-4 farmer, John 1½ & Eliza Mills 65 ind) none b.Glos (a governess also heading address list; Elizabeth Lansdoen 45-9 & her 5 children)
- Harriet Soper b.c1812-6; a Harriet m.Apr>Jun 1848 Clifton, Glos (either William Battman Ford, William Hinder, John Morgan, John Nichols or Henry Stokes)
- Frederic Soper b.c1819-20, Lamerton?/Compton, S.set; '51cen farmer 32; ?a Frederick Fry Soper m.Anne Hill or Jane Wilcox Jan>Mar 1856, Clifton, Glos (bmd); Fred Gill Soper b.Jan>Mar 1860, Clifton
- Adriana Soper b.c1823 Banfield ;'41cen 15-9 with parents; '51cen age 28 in Glos with parents; '61cen not vis; '71cen 48 unm prisoner, Eagle Ho, Hamersmith (58 prisoners & 11 nuns & a superioress); d.Oct>Dec 1876, Barnet, Lon, age 53
- Mary Ann Soper b.c.1823-6
mother? an Emma d.Apr>Jun 1842 Bristol
: '51cen John 68 tea dealer at 7 Cornwallis Place, Clifton, St Philip & Jacob?, Glos; b.Hatherley, Dev; Eliza 67 b.Bishops Compton, S.set; Adriana 28 b.Banwell, S.set; Frederic 32 farmer of 53a emp 2 labs b.Lamerton?, S.set scan : ['51cen?? a Mary Anne 25 in & b.S.set; ??perhaps m, or the Mary d.Williton, S.set Apr>Jun 1855?]
: ?a John d.Jan>Mar 1852 Clifton, Glos
: ?'61cen Fredrick Henry (c1820-?) tea house keeper living at Clifton, Glos, 41 b.Compton, S.set, wife Anna 25 a lodging house keeper & son Fredrick G 1, both b.Clifton, Glos, also visiter Emma Thuston 25, a milliner & dress maker, single, b.Ireland: [none vis '71/'81cen]

John Soper (c1813-?) 28, an anuant?, b.Glos, at 1 Dean St, Bristol, (St Paul parish) with servant, Maria Stock 20 [3 households in building] scan : [69 corn merchant, '81cen]

Martha Soper 55-9 a laundress at Lower Cots, Bristol (St George parish) with Joseph Peisice 17 labourer, 19 porter, Sarah 20 tailoress scan : [84 in '61cen]

Charles Soper 35-9 an ag lab, b.Glos, at Bangrove Hamlet, Beckford [transcribed as Tope but looks like Soper] also Charles Lane 50 ag lab, Mary Lane 35, John Herby 20 ag lab : scan


John Soper Watkins died age 21 months at Cornwallis Place, Stapleton Rd, of inflamation of the lungs; eldest son of Samuel Gwyne Watkins esq, Pwll House, Monmouthshire, 'The Bristol Mercury', 17 Jul 1841, from newspapers.bl.uk : [Samuel Gwynne Watkins m.Emma Small Soper 27 Dec 1838, Bristol : John b.Oct>Dec Chepstow, Glos/Mon & d.Jul>Sep Clifton]

John Soper [Watkins?]. died age 21 months at Cornwallis Place, Stapleton Rd, of inflamation of the lungs; eldest son of Samuel Gwyne Watkins esq, Pwll House, Monmouthshire, 'The Bristol Mercury', 17 Jul 1841, from newspapers.bl.uk

John Soper jnr [listed 3rd], Robert Bruce & Thomas Wadham jnr as commission & general merchants, Bristol, partners of Bruce, Wadham & Co, dissolved by mutual consent. The business will be carried on by Robert Bruce, at his office 3 Quay, Bristol. He’ll pay & receive accounts of the late firm. 30 Jun 1846 (London Gazette 10 Jul 1846

Mary Soper Mapson b.Jul>Sep 1846, Malmsbury, Glos; m.Jul>Sep 1878, Bath, S.set (to either William Barnes or Frederick Sutton)
: connection? a Thomas Soper Mapson b.Jul>Sep 1884, Malmsbury, Glos
: connection? a William Soper Mapson m.Oct>Dec 1870, Bath, S.set (to either Elizabeth Lee or Ellen Routley)


Gloucestershire Census 1851, 9 people, 5 households

Brooking Soper b.c1823, S.set '51cen

John Soper 68 tea dealer at 7 Cornwallis Place, Clifton, St Philip & Jacob?, Glos '51cen, b.Hatherley, Dev; Eliza Soper 67 b.Bishops Compton, S.set; Adriana Soper 28unm b.Banwell, S.set; Frederic Soper 32unm farmer of 53a emp 2 labs b.Lamerton?, S.set; with Ann Williams 31 unm gen servant b.Bristol; scan : [?at Eldon Place, Clifton 1852 below]

John Soper jun.r esq 38unm corn broker at Elton Cottage, Westbury, Glos '51cen, b.Bristol, Gloucestershire; visiting James French 60 silversmith b.Chatham, Kt, Sarah Ann French 46, Ann French 22unm & visitor Sarah Ann Walter 5 all b.Bristol; house serv Sarah Bofer? 24unm b.Coleford, Glos; scan : [His Liverpool partnership disolved 1851; John jnr son of John snr hatter who d.1839]

John Soper 36 master tailor (emp 3 men) at 4 Eldon Place, Bath, St James, Glos '51cen, b.Veryan, Cornwall; wife Hannah Soper 35 b.Winkford, Suffolk; also lodging in property seperate households of William Wood 22 unm tailor b.St James, Bath; Joseph Bolt? 21unm tailor b.Grampound, Con & Susan Thomas 67 widowed annuitant b.Budleigh, Dev; also Mathew Davey 31 journyman tailor b.Budleigh, Dev, Elizabeth 34 & 2 kids b.Bristol; scan

John Soper (c1833-?) 18 rail labr at Eiloe? Tything, Aivre parish, Westbury-on-Severn, Glos '51cen, b.Rent, Dev; lodging with James Millard 47 sawyer, wife Lybel & 3 kids; scan; [??perhaps son of '41cen James 40-4 farmer at Bructon, Dittisham; Susan 35-9; John 8; Grace 5

Martha Soper (c1777-?) 74 widow, laundress at Frog Marsh, Clifton, St George, Glos '51cen, b.Brishlington?, Somerset scan : source : [84 in '61cen]


John Soper, Eldon Place, Clifton, in ‘Nobility & Gentry’ Slater’s Bristol Directory 1852-3 : [tea dealer above?]

John Soper, 7 Cornwallis Place, Baptist Mills, Bristol. In Travelling Tea Dealer & Drapers section of Slater’s Directory 1852-3

John Soper d.Jan>Mar 1853 Clifton [bmd dist]

Miss Jane Soper (c1814-1853) d.17 Oct 1853, age 39 at the residence of her uncle, William Manning esq, Richmond Villa, Clifton, 'The Bristol Mercury', 29 Oct, from newspapers.bl.uk : [not obviously vis '41/'51cen] : [??2 non conformist Jane births... Devon to John 7 Mary & London to Walter & Jane] : [??an Eliza m.William Manning 1848 Totnes]

John Soper m.Harriet bef.1859
- Annie Soper b.c1859 Stroud; m.Mr Loftus? bef.1891 (m.not vis bmd)
- John Soper b.c1867 Stroud not vis; metal worker John Henry Soper m.Mary Elizabeth Marley
1900, Plymouth, Dev
- Frederick K Soper b.c1870 Stroud, gen lbr
: '91cen John 52 bricklayer at The Leazes, Stroud, Glos '91cen; b.Reading, Berk; Harriet 46 tailoress; John 14 assistant; Fred K 11 scholar all b.Stroud, Glos; scan
: John Soper (c1838-1901) d.Jan>Mar 1901, Stroud, Glos, age 63
: '01cen Harriett 57 widowed tailoress in 3 rooms at Lower Leazes, Stroud, Glos; b.Stroud; with dau Annie Loftus 32m stick polisher, Stroud, Glos & grdau Nora 10 & Annie 6 all b.Stroud scan
: [??a Joseph John m.Jul>Sep 1900, to Mary Elizabeth Rawle (or Amelia Ann Browning) & Joseph J d.Apr>Jun 1926 age 45, both Stroud (no birth vis)]
: '11cen Harriett 68, at Lower Leazes, Stroud, Glos, widowed head, Frederick 30 son gen labourer, [perhaps also there?] grandau Nora 20 tailoress, all b.Stroud, Glos & grandson Thomas Loftus 18unm gen lab b.Strood [son last, so possibly grandchildren more permanent in household?] : [d.not vis]

John Soper of Gloucester, S Jackson Turner & Thomas Parker of Dundalk, the trustees of estate of John Robinson, merchant; His Dundalk property for auction 6 Dec. A large 1st class mansion, with gardens & greenhouse on 999 year lease at £43 19s 2d pa (house presently let at £80pa), also Windmill 7 stories high, considered the best in Ireland, & new counting house lately occupied by Mr Robinson, (who carrying out a large business there). Quay concerns, corn store, starch works, kilns & coal yards presently let at £80pa. A quay in the port accommodating several vessels, inc 'The Scotch Steamer' paying £50pa quayage; in 'Belfast News-Letter' 30 Nov 1853, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [2 Bristol Johns '51cen a tea dealer 68 & a corn broker 38 both b.Glos]

Mr Soper tailor of 29 Park St, Bristol was to have 2 squares of British Plate Glass in his shop front, worth £7 19s. The glazier proped one up agaist the back room door which got opened, so ordered to pay £5 breakages; in 'Bristol Mercury' 13 Oct 1860, from news.bl.uk; scan
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John Soper an tailor of 29 Park St, Bristol assaulted by young fashinable gent, Charles William Milsom who ordered trousers from a pattern & said they did not fit. Soper showed they matched the paper pattern & would only give the pattern back when paid, implying Milsom could not be trusted as a Gentleman. Milsom siezed the old man by his beard & hit him in the eye & mouth which injured his teeth & kicked him. The tailor's forman & a PC assisted & also assualted. Fine 40s; in 'The Bristol Mercury' 31 Aug 1861;
scan : ['61cen John 46, tailor, b.Vaeyan, Cornwall, & Hannah 48 b.Weystead, Suffolk]


Gloucestershire Census 1861, 9 people, 5 households

Fredrick Henry Soper (c1820-?) a tea house keeper living at Clifton, 41 b.Compton, S.set, wife Anna Soper 25 a lodging house keeper & son Fredrick G Soper 1, both b.Clifton, Glos, also visiter Emma Thuston 25, a milliner & dress maker, single, b.Ireland, '61cen
- Fred Gill Soper b.Jan>Mar 1860 Clifton, Glos ( a FHS m.not vis - a Frederick Fry Soper m.Jan>Mar 1856, Clifton)
: [Fredric Soper (c1819-?) 61 a huckster [a hawker], b.Eng, living Peoria, Illinois, US. 1880 census. Presumably emmigrated 1866-80; wife Anne Soper 46; Fredric Soper laborer 20; Frank Soper laborer 15 all b.Eng; Edward 1, b.IL] : ['41cen no Frederick vis; '51cen Fredric 32 at Glos b.S.set; '71cen not vis] : [see biog '71cen]

John Soper (c1818-?) living in ?Acomain? office, Gloucester St Owen, 43 an unm 'accountant & ?engager? in the corn trade', b.Bristol, '61cen [his office indecipherable, but between 'Custom House' & 'Canal Office'] : [69 in '81cen]

John Soper (c1815-?) living at Kyugan Terrace, Clifton, 46, a tailor, b.Vaeyan, Cornwall, & wife Hannah Soper 48 b.Weystead, Suffolk, also Ann Chilver, a labourer's wife, married, b.Weystead, Suffolk, & her daughter? Mary Chilver 6, b.Pulham, Suffolk : lodger George Samorter 35, a newspaper proprietor, publisher & printer, b.Bristol, Glos & house servant Jane Wood 23unm, b.Laycock, Wilts, '61cen : [John's 2nd m. to Eliza Compton 1864 Bristol]

John Soper (c1831-?) living at 6 Rose St, Bristol Temple 30 a painter & glazier, b.Exeter, Dev, & wife Elizabeth Soper 36 b.Bristol, S.set, lodging in household of William Waterman an ironworker 64, b.Bristol, Glos & wife Sarah Waterman 63, b.Bristol, Somerset, '61cen : [John m.Elizabeth Waterman 1861]

Martha Soper (c1777-?) living at West's Buildings, Lower Easton, Bristol St George, widow 84 b.Brislington, S.set, depending on her son-in-law; in household of John Dyer 46, brass founder b.Brislington, S.set; wife Eliza Dyer 50 laundress, b.St James; Bristol & Martha Dyer 14, scholar, b.St Philip, Bristol, '61cen : [so assume dau-in-law was Miss Eliz Soper? do Soper/Dyer m. vis bmd]
: ['
41cen laundress at Lower Cots, Bristol (St George parish) with Joseph Peisice 17 labourer, 19 porter, Sarah 20 tailoress scan]
: ['51cen Martha 74 widow, laundress at Frog Marsh, Clifton, St George, Glos; b.Brishlington?, S.set scan]
: Martha Soper d.Jan>Mar 1864, Clifton, Glos

Clarence Sopher (c1801-?) 60, widow, Independent at 3 Brill Crescent, St Pancras, M.sex; b.Bristol, Glos '61cen; Emma 36 dressmaker; C M 32 letter press printer, Frederick 22 at fancy buisness & Louisa 19 house servant all b.Pancras

John Soper (c1803-?) b.Bristol, Glos 58 a widower Plasterer b.6 Trafalgar St, Hammersmith, M.sex.


John Soper m.Elizabeth Waterman Jan>Mar 1861, Bristol, Glos; m.Temple Church, Bristol*; John b.c1834 Exeter to John & Charlotte Sugg* who m.1832, d.2 Oct 1883; (Elizabeth b.c1816 Exeter to William Waterman & Sarah*) : *tree
- Emily Soper b.Apr>Jun 1862, Bristol Temple [Bristol bmd dist] (dressmaker); m.Albert Thomas Thorne 1888
- Mary Ann Soper b.c1864 Bristol [not vis bmd] (tailoress) m.Evan Davies (ships carpenter) 26 Jan 1887 Bedminster Bristol; Mary d.1 Feb 1947 Arnos Vale Cemetary, Bristol* : [1863 birth not vis; m.Jan>Mar 1887 Bedminster]
- John William Soper b.Jul>Sep 1866, Clifton [Bristol bmd dist]
- ? Soper b.25 Jun 1869 at Park St, Bristol : [?John's wife a dau in newspapers.bl.uk (not vis bmd or '71cen)]
- Maurice Bryant Soper b.c1876 (adopted)* [??a Maurice BRYANT m.Apr>Jun 1901 Bristol (b.not vis c1876, a Maurice b.Oct>Dec 1879 Keynsham, Glos?) : (connection? an Eliza Soper m.Edward Bryant 1840, Keynsham); '81cen age 5 with John & Elizabeth]
: [61cen John (c1831-?) painter & glazier at 6 Rose St, Bristol Temple 30, b.Exeter, Dev; Elizabeth 36 b.Bristol, S.set, lodging in household of William & Sarah Waterman an ironworker 64 & 63, both b.Bristol]
: [71cen John painter & glazier 40, at Rose St, Temple, Bristol, Elizabeth 46, Emily 8, Mary Ann 7, John William 4 all scholars b.Bristol]
: [81cen John 48 with Elizabeth 56, Emily 18u dressmaker, Mary A 17 tailoress, John 14 scholar & adopted son Maurice BRYANT 5] : [no Maurice Bryant b.vis in bmd but m.Apr>Jun 1901 Bristol : (connection? an Eliza m.Edward Bryant 1840 at Keynsham, Glos)]
: [a John d.Oct>Dec 1883 age 52 Bristol]
: [ '91cen Elizabeth Soper 66 widow at 15 Spring St Place, Bedminster (St Lukes), S.set; b.Bristol; St Augustines, S.set; dau, Mary A Davies 27m stay tanner, b.Bristol, Temple; Mary G Cheney nursechild 4 b.Bristol, Bedminster scan]
: Emily not in '91cen so speculate m.(John Rosser or Albert Thomas Thorn) Apr>Jun 1888, Bedminster, S.set
: '01cen Elizabeth 76 widow at 14 Spring Place, Bristol, Glos, '01cen, b.Bristol, Glos; with son-in-law Evan Davies 37 ships carpenter, Mary A Davis 37; children May 15, Florence 9, Reginald 3, Gladys 1 all b.Bristol scan
: Elizabeth Soper (c1825-1903) d.Apr>Jun 1903, Bristol, Glos, age 78

Arthur Stanley James Soper b.1866 Bristol, Glos : Army Pensioner's Record, from findmypast : [b.Jul>Sep 1867, Bristol] : [see Arthur Stanley J Soper London PC 1893]

George Henry Soper Birth/Bap [bpt 27 Dec] 1868 Glos : Marriage 1898 Bedfordshire : Death/Bur 1962 Bedfordshire : source : ['91cen George H Soper, nephew 20 at St John, Beds b.Minchinhampton, Glos]

John Soper; a New Consul approved by The Queen to be Vice-Consul at Gloucester for His Majesty the Emperor of Austria. Foreign Office notice 29 Mar 1869 (London Gazette 30 Mar) ; scan in 'Liverpool Mercury': [age 69 corn dealer '81cen]

John Soper's wife of a daughter b.25 Jun 1869 at Park St, Bristol, 'Bristol Mercury' 26 Jun , from newspapers.bl.uk : [John & Elizabeth m.c1861]

Mr Soper, 29 Park St; apply to him to let with immediate possession a lodging house with modern furniture, at 3 Princes Buildings, Clifton ; in 'Bristol Mercury' 18 Sep 1869, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [John & Elizabeth m.c1861]
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John Soper, Park St, tailor, draper & hosier; advertising for an errand boy; in 'Bristol Mercury' 1 Jan 1870, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
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J Soper, 29 Park St, advertising for assistant in hosiery. glove & shirt dept; in 'Bristol Mercury' 1 Oct 1870, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan
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J Soper, selling a tailoring & hosiery business, est 28 years. Pice for goodwill ext £150, Stock moderate, apply to Mr Soper on the premises 29 Park St, Bristol; in 'Bristol Mercury' 3 Dec 1870, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan


Gloucestershire 1871 Census, 13 entries in 5 households

Elizabeth Soper (c1848-?) a dom serv 23, b.Exeter, Devon; at 135 High St, Cheltenham; with Elizabeth & Caroline Fowling (sisters) 37 & 26 a unm ladies & Aunt Sarah Singer 60 & 3 draper's ass 22-25 (presume sisters of grocer or draper next door) : '71cen scan

John Soper (c1812-?) an Austrian vice council 59, b.Clifton; at Priory House, St Mary De Crypt, Glos; with retired tailor Thomas Wood 63m b.Bully, Glos, Elizabeth 53 Gloucester, Fanny Winfield 23unm dom serv : '71cen scan : [appointed 1869] : [age 69 corn dealer '81cen]

John Soper (c1831-?) a painter & glazier 40, b.Exeter, Dev; at 1 Rose St, Temple, Bristol; Elizabeth Soper 46, b.Bristol; Emily Soper 8 a scholar, b.Bristol; Mary Ann Soper 7 a scholar, b.Bristol; John Wm Soper 4 a scholar, b.Bristol; also lodger Elizabeth Preweth? 65 widowed needle woman b.Bristol : '71cen scan & & : [m.61cen]

John Soper (c1868-?) 3, b.Bristol; a patient inmate at 6-8 Fort Ln Children's Hospital, St Michael, Bristol; a matron, 5 nurses, cook, 3 serv & 40 patients 3-11 : '71cen scan : [age 14 with parents John/Elizabeth '81cen]

Martha Sopher (1843-?) at Westbury on Trym, Glos, a servant 28 b.Cheltenham, Glos

Richard Soper (c1833-?) a butler, dom serv 38, b.Padworth, Berks; at West End, Minchinhampton; Elizabeth Soper 35, b.Huntingdon, Hunts; William Soper 8 a scholar; George H Soper 2 both b.Minchinhampton; John Soper 36 a bricklayer, b.Padworth, Berks : '71cen scan & : [parents Joseph & Sarah m.1832 Padworth]

born in Glos but living outside
George H Soper (c1871-?) age 20 living with his uncle/aunt at St John Bedford b.Minchinhampton, Glos : ['11cen George Henry Soper, 42 at Bedford] : [assume m.1898 below]

John C Soper 6 b.Clifton. Glos, Arthur S J Soper 3, Clara E Soper 1 both b.Bristol, Glos with parents John a tailor at Portishead S.set, m.Eliza Compton 1864
: [bmd records; (?Clara Emily Soper b.Jul>Sep 1867 Lewisham, Kent - at wrong place), John W Soper b.Jul>Sep 1866 at Bristol, Glos, Arthur Stanley J Soper b.Jul>Sep 1867 at Bristol]


Richard Coltman Soper & wife Elizabeth & others, against Elizabeth Jane Arnsby. Chancery case estate of Lot Arnsby of Newbridge Terrace, Fenstanton, Huntingdon who d.abt Sept 1873. Creditors to come forward by 3 Mar 1878 (London Gazette 15 Feb) : [R C Soper accountant '61cen]

John Soper, of Easton-in-Gordano, [nr Bristol, Glos], appointed Liquidator of The Bristol Commercial Club Co Ltd. AGM 12 Aug 1878 voted the company wound up due to it’s liabilities (London Gazette 6 Sep) : [presume corn dealer 69 '81cen]


1881 Census, 13 entries in 5 households

Ethel Soper (c1878-?) 3, b.Bristol, 1 of 4 lodgers at 9 Rowley Place, St Mary Redcliff, Bristol (others adult males) with Ann Padfield 61, a widow b.Litten,S.set with unmarried daughter Emma F 26 b.Bristol, '81cen : [Ethel Florence L Soper b.Oct>Dec 1877, Bristol, Glos] : ['91cen Thomas 72 widowed labourer at 1 Allamode Villa, Cockington, Dev; b.Bovey Tracey; & unm dau Sarah G 37; Caroline 31; Emma 26 all 3 laundresses all b.Torquay; & grandau Ethel 13 b.Bristol, Glos; Roseamond 8 all b.Torquay]

Isabel M E Soper (c1866-?) 15 a boarder, a scholar, b.London, 1 of 18 female students at "Boarding School", 6 Fauconberg Terrace, Cheltenham; '81cen : [not vis '71cen; Isabella M E Soper b.Jan>Mar 1866, Lambeth : Isabella Mary E Soper m.St George Hanover Sq 1895, St George Hanover Sq, Lon (to either Sidney Herbert Blackman or William Warburton Wingate)] : [??'91cen; an Isabella Soper 25 visitor Tunbridge, Kent; b.Clapham Cross, Lon]

John Soper (c1813-?) 69 at 11 Norfolk Terrace, South Hamlet, a corn merchant b.Bristol, Glos; a lodger, head & only resident in household, Glos, '81cen : [38unm corn broker '51cen; biog]

John Soper (c1833-?) 48 a painter glazier at 2 Bushs Cottages, Redcliff Mead Lane, St Mary Redcliff, Bristol; b.Exeter, Dev; wife & kids b.Bristol, Glos Elizabeth Soper 56; Emily Soper 18u a dressmaker; Mary A Soper 17u a tailoress; John Soper 14 scholar; with adopted son Maurice BRYANT 5 b.Stapleton, Glos, '81cen : [m.61cen] : [a John d.Oct>Dec 1883 Bristol] : [son John 3 in hospital '71cen]

Richard Soper (1832-?) 48, head, a butler at Providence Buildings, Minchinhampton b.Padworth, Berks : wife Elizabeth Soper 44 b.St Johns, Huntingdon : George H Soper 12 : Charles K Soper 8 & Frank B Soper 4 all scholars, b.Minchinhampton, Glos, '81cen : [Richard (c1835-?) m.Elizabeth Butler 1862, Huntingdon]


Jane Soper d.8 Nov 1882, widow of Oaklands, Lansdown Rd, Bath, S.set; died Frenchay, nr Bristol, Glos; will Principle Registry 23 Dec 1882 to Fanny Crockford of Oaklands, spinster, sole executrix; estate £151 19s 7d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Jane (c1815-1882) d.Oct>Dec, Barton Regis, Glos, age 67 bmd] : [not vis '71cen / '81cen]
: Jane Soper (c1815-1882) of Frenchay bur.13 Nov 1882, age 67 by rector FE Warren : Burials Frenchay Parish, Glos source

Ethel Soper (c1883-?) b.Bristol, Gloucestershire : '91cen a grndau 13 with Thomas 72 at 1 Allamode Villa, Cockington, Dev another grndau Roseamond 8 b.Torquay, Dev

John Soper bill discounter of All Saints Court, All Saints Ln, Bristol, [Glos] & of the Pennywell Brick Work, Pennywell Rd, Bristol, brick manufacturer, residing Montrose, Mayfield Pk, Fishponds, Gloucester, insolvancy, 1st creditors meeting 22 Dec 1883 (London Gazette 11 Dec) : William Henry Phillips a creditor objected & Mr Soper gave evidence. Judgment, to avoid creditor injustice, Mr Soper made bankrupt & to attend Registrar 4 Feb 1884. (London Gazette 25 Jan). Examination Guild Hall 26 Feb 1884 (8 Feb) : Creditors to register by 8 Mar (29 Feb) : Bankruptcy annulled 24 Apr (29 Apr)
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J Soper a bill discounter & brick manufacturer, Bristol, Final examination (bankruptcy) 26 Feb 1884 : from The Times 9 Feb 98/211p
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John Soper a bill discounter at All Saints' Court (to All Saints; Ln), 46 High St, Bristol. : from Kellys Guide 1889 : from ancestry.com

William Soper Stanton (c1861-84) d.19 Sep 1884 age 23; youngest son of Samuel & Jane Stanton at the residence of his father, 4 Ruby Terrace, Saltburn; in 'York Herald', 23 Sep, from newspapers.bl.uk : [a William Soper Stanton grocer 1928]

Rev T W Soper, of Stroud, a list of people baptized by him 1888-1890 : Painswick Baptist Church, Gloucestershire www.a2a.pro.gov.uk
Rev W T Soper a Baptist minister? of Stroud, attended an event in Eastcombe 27 Apr 1890 : source
In the evening Pa & I went to Stroud to our new but kind friends Mr & Mrs Soper, they have 3 dear little girls; baby is a year & 9 months ; 11 Jun 1892, a diary written by Clara Louisa Kemish who was on a trip to England from Australia : source : [Walter's biog]

George Wilmot Soper m.Decima Robins; 'Dessie' Oct>Dec 1889, Bristol, Glos?
- George Edward M Soper b.9 Nov 1890 Bristol, Glos [b.Oct>Dec, Barton Regis], [George Edward Melville Soper b.Bristol, Glos 9 Nov 1890 : immigrated US
1912]
- Muriel Soper b.1891
- Reginald Evan Soper b.Apr>Jun 1895, Cardiff, Glam; ?d.WW1 13th Hussars; see miltary
- Winifred Muriel Soper b.Apr>Jun 1897, Glamorgan [Cardiff reg dist], Glam; m.Ivor B Lee Jan>Mar 1923, Cardiff
- Herbert Cyril Soper b.Oct>Dec 1900, Glamorgan [Cardiff reg dist], Glam
: '71cen George W 7 nephew at Botter Farm, Hennock, Dev; b.Dev
: '81cen George W17 chemist (apprentice) at Fore St, Okehampton, Dev; b.Doddiscombsleigh, Dev with chemist Seth Harry 31 b.Halwill, Dev; Anne S Harry 25 b.Okehampton, son 7m; apprentice 18, gen serv 23 & nurse 16
: '91cen George 28 haulier (self employed), in 3 rooms at 16 Air Baloon Hill, (St Michaels), Bristol, St George, Glos; b.Doddiscombleig, Dev; Dessie 27 b.Crick, Mon; George 4m b.Clifton, Glos; scan
: '01cen George W 38 horse driver (car.employee) at 7 Fryalt St, Barry, Glam; d.Doddiscombsleigh, Dev; Diana 37 Portskewett, Mon; George E 10 b.Bristol, Glos; Margaret A 9; Ernest W 7; Reginald E 5; Muriel E 4; Herbert C 4m all b.Barry, Glam (all speak Eng) scan
: '01cen Hilda M 13 at 27 Fryalt St, Barry, Glam, b.Plymouth, Dev; visiting Grace Williams dau 30unm, Mary Jones dau 40m both b.Cardiff, Glam; visitors Thomas H Babstone 12 b.Plymouth & Daisey Meredith 10 b.Lon & Hilda L Hunt 18 dom serv b.Dor scan
: Dessie Soper (c1866-1902) d.Jan>Mar 1902, Cardiff, Glam, age 36
: '11cen George W (c1864-?) 47 [farm/carters] head at [47 East St / Hill], Cardiff, Glam; b.?; George E M 20 van driver b.Bristol; Margaret 18 b.?; Reginald E 15; Muriel 14 school; Herbert 10 school all b.Glamorgan, Glam
: Pvt Reginald Soper, nr18825, 13th Hussars died of wounds at Basra, Iraq 27 Jul 1916. b.abt 1895, lived 47 Merthyr St, Barry Dock, Glam
: George W (c1865-1952) d.Jan>Mar 1952 E Glam, age 87

John Soper, a bill discounter of 1 All Saints Court, 46 High Street, Bristol : 1889 Kellys Guide [see 1883 above]

John Soper, at Kingstone Villa, Upper Eastville, Bristol : 1889 Kellys Guide
John Soper, at Upper Eastville, Fishponds RSO, Bristol : 1889 Kellys Guide


1891 Census, 24 Sopers & 3 Sophers in 10 households

Henry Soper 23unm tailor at 1 Alfred Parade, (St James), Bristol, St James, Glos '91cen; b.Tavistock, Dev lodging with William Elkins 34 saddler, wife Elizabeth J 31 both b.Westbury, Wilts, 5 children 7-1; scan : [not vis '01cen; '81cen assume age 12 with John 45 smith & Mary 42, Milton Abbott, Dev]

George Soper (c1863-?) 28 haulier (self employed?) in 3 rooms at 16 Air Baloon Hill, (St Michaels), Bristol, St George; b.Doddiscombsleigh, Dev '91cen, Dessie Soper 27 b.Crick, Monmouthshire, George Soper 4m b.Clifton, Glos scan : [George Wilmot Soper m.Decima Robins; 'Dessie' 1889, Bristol, Glos?]

John Soper 75 widow, retired tailor at 21 Arley Hill, (St Andrews), Bristol, united parishes of St James & St Paul, Glos '91cen; b.Veryan, Cornwall; Clara Soper 21unm housekeeper b.Bristol, Glos; with Eliza Barnes, niece 30unm dressmaker (employer); b.Devizes, Wilts scan : [John m.Eliza Compton, Bath, S.set 1864]

John Soper 52 bricklayer at The Leazes, Stroud, Glos '91cen; b.Reading, Berk; Harriet Soper 46 tailoress; John Soper 14 assistant; Fred K Soper 11 scholar all b.Stroud, Glos; scan : [b & m.not vis; not vis '61/'71/'81cen] : [John Soper m.Harriet/Annie 1859]

John Soper 79unm living on his own means at 32 Brunswick Sq, (Christchurch), Littleworth, Gloucester, Gloucestershire '91cen; b.Bristol, Kingsdown, Glos boarding with Elizabeth Robinson 64 let apartments & dau 33, widowed nurse Elizabeth Deane 39 & gen serv 21 all b.Glos; scan : [His Liverpool partnership disolved 1851; John jnr son of John snr hatter who d.1839]

Richard Sopher 58 butler (domestic) at 9 Providence Buildings, West End, Minchinhampton, Glos '91cen; b.Padworth, Berks; Elizabeth Sopher 54 b.Huntingdon, Hunts; Frank B Sopher 14 page (domestic) b.Minchinhampton; scan : [Richard (c1835-?) m.Elizabeth Butler 1862, Huntingdon]

Richard Soper 52 general labourer, in 2 rooms at 12 Pipe Lane, (St Augustine, Watling St), Bristol, Glos '91cen; b.Wellington, S.set; Catherine Soper 48 charwoman b.Flushing, Con; Maria Soper 22unm laundress; Samuel Soper 10 scholar; Kate Soper 3 b.Bristol, S.set; [20 people, 7 households in 10 rooms at address] scan; [births & m.not vis; not vis '61/81/01cen but 'Soper' transcribed OK]

Walter S Soper 34 baptist minister at 14 London Road (net to Sun Dial Inn), Stroud, Glos '91cen; b.Southampton, Hants; Louisa Soper 32 b.Petham, Kent, Loney S Soper 6 b. Hatherleigh, Dev, Mary S Soper 4 & Ivy G Soper both b.Stroud & gen servant Charlotte Smith 17 b.Eastington, Glos; scan : [Walter's biog]

William Soper 50 carpenter (employee) at Down Cottage, Winterbourne Down, Winterbourne, Glos '91cen; Isabella Soper 50; Ellen Soper 24unm dress maker all b.Guemsey, Channel Islands; scan : [In Isle of Wight '71/'01cen biog]

Mr Soper was an anti-vaccinator [presumably Rev T W above]. One of 15 sentenced in Stroud on Friday to a fine or 7 days prison. Soper refused to pay & turned all his goods over to his wife to avoid having distress levelled on them. He was going to prison with Mr Redheart after performing their Sunday duties. It appeared that someone had paid the fine for them : from a gossipy letter 19 Nov 1893 in the Bedford Archives

Thomas John H Soper m.Jane Welland Jan>Mar 1894, Tewkesbury, Glos; b.Oct>Dec 1871, Kingsbridge, Dev
- Frances Beatrice W Soper b.Jan>Mar 1895, Gloucester, Glos; ??a Frances B W Soper m.James H Codd Jan>Mar 1924, Kingsbridge
- Leonard Thomas W Soper b.Jul>Sep 1896, Gloucester; a Leonard T W Soper m.Eileen R Jane Oct>Dec 1926, Kingsbridge
?an - Austin Lionel W Soper b & d.Jul>Sep 1897 Gloucester
: ??'11cen Thomas Soper 39 tailor / …maker; b.Devon at 15 Church, Kingsbridge; Jane 41; b.- Frances 16; b.-; Leonard 14 tailors apprentice; b.-; Lena 4; b.Dev : [not vis '01cen]

Charles Richard Soper m.Julia Sarah Hill Jul>Sep 1896, Marylebone, Lon (bmd)[Charles Richard Soper (1872-1903) b.Minchinhampton to Richard Soper (c1835-?) m.Elizabeth Butler 1862, Huntingdon, Hunts]
: '01cen Charles Richard (c1873) 28 licensed victualler at Ormonds Head, Long Street, Tetbury, Glos, b.Minchinhampton, Glos '01cen; Julia Sarah 28 b.Lon & gen servant Emily Kirby 20 & boarders Dewin Harvey 32 grocer; William & John Evans 14 9 both b.India; scan : [not vis '91/'11cen]
: (d.Oct>Dec 1902 age 29 Tetbury)]
: '11cen Julia Sarah widow, 42 with sister at [33 Gate Cambridgeshire/S], Paddington, Lon
: Julia S Soper (c1876-1927) d.Jan>Mar 1927, age 51, Paddington, Lon

John Soper d.14 Dec 1896, financial agent of 27 Arley Hill, Bristol, Glos; probate Bristol 30 Dec 1896 to Clara Eliza Soper, Sarah Eliza Barnes, spinsters; estate £1,170 8s 8d; from Probate Calender, scan : [John (c1814-1896) d.Oct>Dec, Barton Regis, Glos, age 82] : [John m.Eliza Compton Jan>Mar 1864, Bath, S.set (bmd)]

H E Soper of Cheltenham drew : The British Chess Magazine pub.1899 from Google Books snippet : [see Cambridge University Alumni 1884]
: Herbert Edward Soper (1865-1930) Engineer to the Borough of Cheltenham : lived in Highgate, London

Richard Soper (1832-1899) died 6 Oct 1899, aged 67. wife Elizabeth Soper (c1837-1927) died 9 Jan 1927, aged 90. Their daughter Mary Elizabeth Soper (c1864-1870) d.16 Dec aged 6 : all buried at Holy Trinity Churchyard, Minchinhampton, Glos source & berksfhs.org : [Richard (c1835-?) m.Elizabeth Butler 1862, Huntingdon]
Richard Soper b.1832 Bedfordshire d.1899 Glos www.berksfhs.org.uk

W T Soper of Stroud (Baptist Church) has accepted the pastorate of the church at Dartmouth : from Guardian Newspaper, 16 Mar 1900

John Henry Soper m.Mary Elizabeth Marley Jan>Mar 1900, Plymouth, Dev (bmd); John b.c1867 Stroud not vis (a John W b.1866 Bristol RD {son of John 48 painter glazier & Emily 56 at Bristol in '81cen})
- 'Kathleen'? an Alice Edna K Soper b.Jul>Sep 1903 m.Jul>Sep 1929 Walter W Brown, both Stroud
- Lilian Isabella Soper b.Jul>Sep 1904 & d.Apr>Jun 1922 age 17 both Stroud
- 'Frances'? a James Thomas F Soper b.Jan>Mar 1908 Bristol; d.Jan>Mar 1922 Stroud
(?? also in Stroud an - Ida N Soper b.Apr>Jun 1912)
: '01cen John 24 bottler in 2 rooms at Gaineys Well, Stroud, Glos, b.Stroud; Mary E 24 cloth weaver b.Minehead, S.set;
scan
: '11cen John 34 metal worker at Lower Leazes, Stroud, Glos; b.Stoud; Elizabeth 34 {m.10y} b.Minehead, S,set; Kathleen 7, Lillian 6 both at school, Francesr 3, all b.Stroud


Charles Richard Soper (c1873) 28 licensed victualler at Ormonds Head, Long Street, Tetbury, Glos, b.Minchinhampton, Glos '01cen; Julia Sarah Soper 28 b.Lon & gen servant Emily Kirby 20 & boarders Dewin Harvey 32 grocer; William & John Evans 14 9 both b.India; scan : [not vis '91/'11cen] : [Charles Richard m.Julia Sarah Hill : (d.Oct>Dec age 29 Tetbury)]

Clara E Soper 32unm at 70 Gloster Road, Bristol, Glos, '01cen, b.Bristol; William Ellen 51 refreshment house, Devizes, Wilts; wife Rose C 46 b.Lon & Lillian B 21 lady clerk, Devizes scan

Elizabeth Soper 76 at 14 Spring Place, Bristol, Glos, '01cen, b.Bristol, Glos; with son-in-law Evan Davies 37 ships carpenter, Mary A Davis 37; children May 15, Florence 9, Reginald 3, Gladys 1 all b.Bristol scan : [m.John 1861]

Elizabeth Soper (c1837) 64 widow living on own means at West End, Minchinhampton, Glos; b.Hountingdon; Frank Butler Soper 24unm steward (sea) b.Minchinhampton, Glos; scan : [Richard (c1835-?) m.Elizabeth Butler 1862, Huntingdon]

Ellen Soper 26 general servt domestic at 3 Bowrish Cottages, Bristol, Glos, '01cen, b.Tavistock, Dev : ['91cen

Thomas 60 copper miner  b.Mary Tavy, Dev; Amelia 58   b.Beer Alston, Dev; William 25unm copper miner  b.Whitchurch, Dev; Ellen 15   b.Tavistock; scan]

Florence Soper 30unm teacher, english mistress at 6 Downleaze, Westbury On Trym, Glos, '01cen, b.Norwich, Norfolk; with Louisa Heinke 83 widow b.Lon, dau Florence 45unm, visitor Phoebe 48 nurse companion b.Lon, Marguerite Desponds 19 french mistress b.France, Ruth Osborne 25 nurse companion; 6 female students 9-16 cook 38 & housemaid 21 scan : [see biog] : [Florence, 5 with parents Frederick & Anne '71cen]

Harriett Soper 57 widowed tailoress in 3 rooms at Lower Leazes, Stroud, Glos, '01cen, b.Stroud, Glos; with dau Annie Loftus 32m stick polisher, Stroud, Glos & grdau Nora 10 & Annie 6 all b.Stroud scan : [John Soper m.Harriet/Annie 1859]

Harry N Soper 31 ticket writer at 21 Lower Park Row, Bristol, Glos '01cen; b.Plymouth, Dev; Anne E 32, b.Tavistock, Dev; Ethel B 10; William J G 8 both b.Plymouth, Dev; Lucy C 4; Harry N 1; Dorothy G 6m, all b.Bristol, Glos; scan : [Harry Norman m.Ann Eliza Tregedeon 1888, Plymouth]

Henry Sapper 30 stoker gas works at Cheltenham, Glos, '01cen, b.Cheltenham; Ellen Sapper 32, b.Frampton Marsh, Wilts; Ann Sapper 4, b.Cheltenham; scan

Herbert E Soper 35unm engineer electrical at 4 & 5, Pittville Blenheim Parade, Cheltenham, Glos, '01cen, b.Hampstead, Lon; Harriett L Ancill 44unm boarding house proprietor b.India & 4 other unm boarders & 2 housemaids; scan ; [a statistician; biog father Francis Lesiter Soper schoolmaster]

John Soper 24 bottler in 2 rooms at Gaineys Well, Stroud, Glos, '01cen, b.Stroud; Mary F Soper 24 cloth weaver b.Minehead, S.set; scan : [John Henry m.Mary Elizabeth Marley 1900, Plymouth]

Oriana Souper 26 lady matron at Cheltenham, Glos; b.Bradfield, Berks, '01cen, [Oriana Fanny Souper m.Edward Adrian Willson, 1901 at Hunts; biog]

Roland Soper 16 student at Dean Close Memorial School, Shelburne Road, Lansdown, Cheltenham, Glos, '01cen, b.Southampton, Hants; scan

William H Soper 44 coal miner (hewer) at 29 Glanaman Road, Aberdan, Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil, , Glam, '01cen, b.Sydling, Dor; Mary Soper 42 b.Llanelly, Glam; Sarah A Soper 11; Emma Soper 9; Charles Soper 7; Ellen Soper 5; Mary J Soper 1 all b.Cwmaman, Glam father speaks eng, others eng.Welsh; (father speaks Eng, others Eng & Welsh) scan : [William Henry m.Mary bef 1890]

William H Soper 27unm drapers buyer at 32 to 35 Wine Street, Bristol, Glos, '01cen, b.Hemlock, Dev : [a page of drapers assistants & buyers] scan : [Samuel Sercombe Soper of Riley Fm, Hennock, Dev m.Lucy Langmead, 1866]


F B Soper (1878-?) on a 1901 UK crew list b.Stroud, Gloucestershire: Crew Lists 1861-1913 from FindMyPast
: [Frank Butler Soper b.Jul>Sep 1876 Stroud, Glos, parents Richard
m.Elizabeth Butler 1862, Huntingdon]
- - - - - - Frank Butler Soper was the publican in 1903 of The Ormonds Head, 23 Long St, Tetbury, leased an alehouse for Nailsworth Brewery Co, a tied annual lease, 11pm closing, £32 ratable value : source [in pub]
: [Frank Butler Soper (1876-1903) d.Oct>Dec 1903, Tetbury, Glos, age 27]
: Mr Soper, landlord of the Ormonds Head Hotel [23 Long St, Tetbury] had an unfortunate accident. Returning from the meet at Worcester Lodge, he called at the Hare & Hounds Hotel [Westonbirt] with a friend on their way home. Mr Soper was mounting his horse, when his friend touched it with his whip in fun. The animal reared & threw Mr Soper & fell on top of him, completely stunning him. Mr Soper was conveyed home & attended by Dr Wickham. He lies in a critical condition. Wiltshire & Gloucestershire Standard 8 Mar 1902 : source
: [what connection was brother's death same place & time {might he be the friend?} Charles Richard Soper (1872-1903) d.Oct>Dec 1903 age 29 Tetbury]

Arthur Russell Soper m.Ethel Annie Weaver 1904, Cheltenham, Glos (bmd) : [an Arthur Russell Soper b.1881 Reading, Berks; to William gunmaker & Ellen Clowes Hobbs who m.1866] : [gave address as Sharlow, North Rd, The Reddings, nr.Cheltenham 1927 Aust>Eng] : [biog, Australia]


1911 census Glos 15 Sopers

Alice Mary Surridge Soper 56 married, at 24 Belmont Rd, St Andrew, Bristol; b.Chilton Dev; Edgar Bradford Soper 27unm draper's assistant retail, both b.Doddiscombsleigh Christow, Dev; Alice Mary Soper 19 & Nora Lilian Soper 18 milliner's assistant both b.St George, Exater, Dev, & unm boarders (Drapers ass) Reginald William Gibbs 24 b.Bristol; Richard Clegg 29 b.Ormskirk & boarder William Rees Charles 29 b.Mon; & bespoke tailor William PPascoe 44 b.Mon, his wife 47 & son 10 : [Edward m.Alice Mary S Bradford, 1883 Crediton]

Charles Soper 33unm widow cleaner at 64 Horefield Rd, St James, Bristol, b.Tavistock, Dev; boarding with Arthur Edwin Philips 42 master window cleaner b.Woolwich, Kt, wife Mary b.Berks, boarder William Veale 22 b.Bristol & dom serv Eva Rae 22 married b.Bristol

Hannah Laura Soper (c1881-?) 30unm, wife's companion, at 18 Elmdale Rd, Bristol; b.Camberwell, London with Thomas Holbeche 74 railway agent b.Worcester, Ellen Corfield 71 b.Cheltenham & servants Kate Shopland cook b.Clifton & housemaid Fredda Bennetta Hewson 24 b.Yorks : [no Hanna Laura b.c1879 vis (a Hanna Matilda b.1878 Holborn {not Camberwell RD}); not vis '01cen; no Soper wife in bmd]

Frank Loper (c1872-?) 39 at Ehms Cottage, Swindon Rd, Cheltenham, Glos; b.Cheltenham; & Helen Loper 32 b.Colchester, Essex boarding with Walter Galloway 27 gas works labourer, Mary 28 {m.3y} ;laundress, son 2, dau 1 all b.Cheltenham & mother-in-law Eliza Nope 64 b.Exeter, Dev : [no Frank/Helen Soper m.vis perhaps see 1914 m.below??]

Daniel Soper 16 a boader at Barnsley, Cirencester, a groom; '11cen b.Suffolk; boarding with Francis Strange 51 slater & plasterer, b.Wilts; wife 50; widowed father-in-law Richard Moss 78 both b.Cirencester & boarder Alan Taylor 19 groom b.Oaksey, Wilts : ['01cen Daniel 5 at Chelsea, Lon; b.S.set]
? a Daniel James H Soper b.Apr>Jun 1895, Frome, S.set; m.Daisy D Duval Jan>Mar 1920, Hemel Hemstead, Herts

Harriett Soper 68, at Lower Leazes, Stroud, Glos, widowed head, Frederick Soper 30 son a general labourer, [perhaps also there?] grandau Nora Soper 20 a tailoress, all b.Stroud, Glos & grandson Thomas Loftus 18unm gen lab b.Strood [son last, so possibly grandchildren more permanent in household?] : [John Soper m.Harriet/Annie 1859]

John Soper 34 metal worker at Lower Leazes, Stroud, Glos; b.Stoud; Elizabeth Soper 34 {m.10y} b.Minehead, S,set; Kathleen Soper 7, Lillian Soper 6 both at school, Frances Soper 3, all b.Stroud : [John Henry m.Mary Elizabeth Marley 1900, Plymouth]


Frank Soper m.Charlotte H Wright 1914, Cheltenham, Glos (bmd)
: ?Frank Soper b.Oct>Dec 1872, Cheltenham, Glos; mother Eliza Soper Cheltenham at 11 Kings Street Garden, Cheltenham (N of K in military record; address crossed out 1904?)
: not vis '81''91/'01cen
: Frank Soper, Driver nr.89742 99th Battery, Royal Field Artillery 1892-1910 b.St Johns, Cheltenham, Glos; labourer 130lbs, 35in chest; 'F' on left wrist; light brown hair; C of E; Attested for 12 years, Driver RA 5 Apr 1892 Woolwich age 18y 6m [so b~Nov 1873] medical, Bristol 6 Apr 25th RA Regt, found fit; RA Gloucester reg 7 Apr Horfield; Home service from 5 Apr (1y 317d); previous service, 3rd Bat, Gloucester Regt; transfered 9th Field Battery 16 Feb 94; To India 16 Feb 94 (12y 67d) : Indian Medal, with clasps Punjab Frontier 1897-8, Lamura 1897, Tinah 97-8; Posted 11th Battery 1 Dec 1897; Campaign NW India 1897-8; Re-engaged to complete 21y 9 Nov 03; Home Service from india 24 Apr 06; Discharged 8 Aug 1910 Colchester; Chelsea age 36y 8m; nr.92348, at his own request after 18y service; (18y 126d service); Intended residence 35 Albert St, Colchester, Ex; qualified to be a groom;
army record
: ?? '11cen; Frank Loper (c1872-?) 39 groom at Ehms Cottage, Swindon Rd, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire; b.-; Helen Loper 32 b.Essex boarding with Walter Galloway 27 gas works labourer, Mary 28 {m.3y} ;laundress, son 2, dau 1 all b.Cheltenham & mother-in-law Eliza Nope 64 b.Exeter, Dec : [m.not vis bmd]
: Frank Soper (c1872-1917) d.Apr>Jun 1917, Cheltenham, age 45
: Charlotte H Soper m.Frederick J Bishop Jan>Mar 1922, Merthyr Tydfil, Glam (bmd) : [(no Charlotte H Soper b.vis) : Charlotte H Bishop d.Oct>Dec 1951 Cheltenham, age 71]

Gloucestershire units in WW1 : Service Medals (issued to all servicemen) 1914-1920 : from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk. Only one;
John J Soper, Sergeant, Gloucestershire Regiment, nr18976

W Soper private, 20th Machine-Gun Squadron. His home address, 36 Brandon Buildings, Clifton, Bristol. In list of Sdrn members from book "Through Palestine with the 20th Machine-Gun Squadron" pub.1920 : Gutenberg.org [Formed from Nottinghamshire Yeoman & Hussars & sent to Egypt 1917, disbanded Oct 1919]

Edgar Bradford Soper d.24 Oct 1917, nr2595, Trooper, Household Battalion of 41 Cornwall Rd, Bishopston, Bristol, Glos; died France; 'administration (with will)' Bristol 20 Feb 1918 to Florence Ellen Soper, widow; estate £130 14s 1d ; from Probate Calender, scan -?
: Florence Ellen Soper d.19 Feb 1934, widow of 41 Cornwall Rd, Bishopston, Bristol, Glos; died Bristol Mental Hospital; 'admin (limited)' Bristol 5 Apr 1934 to Clifford Victor Hector [Florence nee Hector], corporation official, Frederick Chetwode Barton, commercial traveller; estate £537 9s ; from Probate Calender, scan : [Florence E (c1890-1934) d.Jan>Mar, Bristol, age 44] : [Edgar B Soper m.Florence E Hector 1915, Shepton Mallet : Edgar d.WW1, see war death]

Joan Millicent Soper (Bristol). Telephonist Post Office (London Gazette 4 Nov 1932 : [b.1916, m.1939 Bristol, Glos (father Edgar B Soper d.WW1, see see)]
: Joan Millicent Soper Post Office: sorting clerk & telegraphist, Bristol 2 Aug 1934 (London Gazette 7 Sep)

Charles Wilfrid Soper d.1 Feb 1937, of 112 Chesterfield Rd, Bristol, Glos; died St Andrews Nursing Home, Bristol; administration Bristol 18 Mar 1937 to Midland Bank Executor & Trustee Co Ltd; estate £298 12s 7d; from Probate Calender, scan [Charles W E (c1880-1937) d.Jan>Mar 1937, Bristol, age 57]

L A Soper, Director & Secretary 'Willows Ltd' at creditors meeting at YMCA. Promenade, Cheltenham, 24 Mar 1938 (London Gazette 18 Mar)

W Soper 36 Brandon Buildings, Clifton, Bristol listed p.128 Through Palestine with the 20th Machine Gun Squadron pub.2007 [WW2?] Google Books snippet

Miss E L Soper of Harmer Green [Herts] showed seedlings of Dwarf Bearded Iris Pumila (George Soper A.M. 27 Jun; Darby also mentioned p.70) : Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society 1961 Google Books snippet

Gloucestershire Places

Soaper's Lane, Silver Street, Thornbury (The road temporarily closed in 1970!) : source

Sopers Wood, North of Bath, Glos; : source

Gloucestershire Researchers : Christopher Soper : source



Herefordshire

Christina Soper, widow, granted by her to Walter Soper & Walter Lywer, of messuages & lands in Beare, with pasturge in Cobhamswike, Bridestawe (Bridstow). Herefordshire, 1 Nov 1430 (Monday after All Saints Day 9 Henry VI.) : Lords of the Exchequer, Augmentation Office: Ancient Deeds : from National Archives ref E 326/690

Elizabeth Sopar bapt.30 Apr 1809 & Mary Sopar bapt.1 Aug 1813 both at All Saints, Hereford (the only 2 Herefordshire igi entries)

John Soper/Roper b.Herefordshire c1835, living Worcestershire in 1851cen (the only Herefordshire entry) : [no connection yet]

No Herefordshire enties '41cen, '61, '71, '81, '01 & '11cen : no Herefordshire bmd entries

Francis James Soper b.Apr>Jun 1888 at Berkhampstead, Herts (& Bucks) : [?a Francis J Soper, Gunner/Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery WW1, nr105619/nr170273]
connection? an Eliza Soper d.Oct>Dec 1888 at Berkhampstead, age 27 : [several Soper/Eliz m's none obvious]
: '91cen Francis Soper 3 grandson at Burghclere, Hants, 'b.Berkhamstead, Hants' : '01cen age 12 at Burghclere 'b.Birkhamstead, Hants' : not vis '11cen

2 Sopers in 1891 census : source
Annie Sopher 26 wife (of ?) & son Randolph T Sopher 4 both b.Herefordshire : [no bmd Randolph or '01/'11cen]

John Soper. (c1811-1899) d.12 Feb, age 88, at Brunswick [scan unreadable]; in 'Bristol Mercury' (pub.Bristol) 17 Feb 1899, from newspapers.bl.uk : [John d.Jan>Mar 1899 Gloucester, Glos, age 88]


F H Soper a Private in the Herefordshire Regiment, died W-Vlaanderen, Belgium : 4 Sep 1918, buried/monument Wytschaete Military Cemetery, Heuvelland : from Soper war deaths

- Arthur C Soper b.Jan>Mar 1922, Bristol, Glos (mother nee Moody) &? m.Eileen W E Fowler Jan>Mar 1945, Bristol (no Soper/Fowler b.vis) : a postman 1938 below
- Frederick J Soper b.Apr>Jun 1922, Bristol (m.ne Moody)
- Ernest H Soper b.Apr>Jun 1930, Bristol (m.ne Moody)

Arthur Charles Soper Temporary Postman-Messenger, Post Office: (London Gazette 9 Dec 1938) : appointed postman, 1938, Bristol Dept; Post Office Appointment Books; Reg nr.84272; Minute nr.A32895 scan
Arthur Charles Soper (Bristol). Sorting Clerk & Telegraphist, Post Office 22 Feb 1939 (London Gazette 10 Mar) : appointed S[orting] C[ounting] & T[elegraphs] (T) 1939, Bristol Dept; Post Office Appointment Books; Reg nr.10962; Minute nr.A32895/38 scan : [an Arthur C Soper b.Jan>Mar 1922, Bristol mother ne Moody]

Doris Soper, buried Hereford City Cemetery within Section 14-24 (misc garden remembrance etc) 1975 GenUKI H/R081



Hertfordshire

Richard Soper son of Nicholas le Sopere of Waldene ‘Creator of Deed’, granted to Sir Walter chaplain of Gayisle of a messuage in Bernewell which the grantor had inherited from his mother Matilda : 25 Jan 1330. The messuage between messuages built by Thomas le Rapere & Godfrey le Pulter extending from the highway to Geoffrey Page’s croft. source from Cambridge, Little St Andrews (Chesterton & Barnwell Fields) & Madingley Deeds [seems Walden is in Hertfordshire] : [did this mean his mother was Matilda Soper?]

William Soper, Hertford. British Chancery Records 1486-93 re Detention of deeds relating to lands in Puttenham.: Herts & 1504-1515. ancestry.com & National Archives

Thomas Sooper, (/Cooper?) B D, Prior of the House of Friars Preachers at Kings Langley, Hertford, & convent, a lease to John Halsay & William Halsay alias Chamber, of Great Gaddesden, of the Rectory of Great Gaddesden : 20 Mar 1520 : from Great Gaddesden Title Deeds : Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies Ref. DE/HL/14697 www.a2a

John Soper & ?, had 4 children at Hemel Hempstead, Herts [igi]
- Marie Soper bapt.16 Apr 1571
- Christopher Soper bapt.11 Jul 1574
( - a John Soper m.Joane Waffinde 11 Feb 1576 Hemel Hempstead)
- Jaine Soper bapt.3 Nov 1577
- Audrie Sooper bapt.3 Jan 1579

Harry Soper & Margery, had 4 children at Flamstead, Herts
- Harrye Soper bpt.1 Jan 1595
- Jone Soper bpt.17 Dec 1598 : [a Joane m.Sylvester Chrispe 8 Oct 1620 Flamstead]
- Margrett Soper bpt.14 Mar 1600
- Margrett Soper bpt.25 Apr 1602

Ann Soper m.William Davison, 5 Sep 1602, Great Gaddesden, Herts

Amy Soper m.John Gaylor 13 Nov 1715 Diddington, Herts

Robert Soper m.Susannah Archer 27 Aug 1810 at St Michael, St Albans, Herts & 2 baptisms there;
- Susanna Soper 19 Jul 1812 [m.Joseph Dugdale 11 Jun 1832 St Leonard, Shoreditch, Lon; died 27 Dec 1853 St Bartholomew's Hospital, Lon (John b.Canterbury, Kt, d.3 Jan 1892 Albany, New York)]
- Leah Soper 31 Jul 1814 m.William Joseph Jackson, of Upper Tooting, Sy when executor of brother William 1873 [m.not vis bmd (which started c1838)]
- William Soper b.St Andrews, Lon; bapt.2 Mar 1817 (father labourer); '51cen gardener 34 unm with mother; m.Charlotte Pike
1852 St Albans, Herts; d.1873, age 55
- John Soper both bapt.Holborn, London (living Gray's Inn Lane); '51cen look-up request from Jane Fiske, USA: from rootsweb : [if so perhaps the Robert d.Jul>Sep 1844, Chelsea, Lon]
: '41cen son William not obvious : [parents? Jane above thinks in '41cen, so assume Robert & Hannah both 50-4 amongst 300 paupers at St George, Chelsea?? - (connection, St George's paupers apprenticed to Herts - see Matilda '51cen below)]
: '51cen Susanna Dover 66 head, widow at St Michael, St Albans, Herts; b.Bucks with unm son William Soper 34 gardener b.St Andrews, Lon scan

Frances Soper (female) b.30 Jul 1832, Braughing, Herts, parents John & Sarah (igi)

Joseph Samuel Soper b.Oct>Dec 1838, Bishop Stortford, Herts : [connection?a Joseph Samuel Soper b.14 Jun 1868 Whitechapel to Joseph & Mary]

Harriet Soper 25-9 at Greyhouse?, Bishops Hatfield (not b.Herts) also 3 servants Ann Kipherd 20-4, Joseph Sheppard 14, George Peck 20 & Joseph Glynnr 20-4 solicitor, Joseph Glyun 5. The only Soper in 1841 Herts census

John Soper, (c1816-?) age 27 in Hertfordshire Court, 2 Jan 1843; uttering counterfeit coin, with 5 others, all aquittable, No prosecution (2 others got 12m for counterfeiting)
John Soper, age 27 in Hertfordshire Adjourned Sessions 13 Feb 1843; sentence 9m imprisonment for uttering counterfeit coin (also James Eaton 6w, Henry Kitram 9m, Joseph Blake 9m): from Criminal Registers scan : [a John bapt.4 Jan 1816, Hadlow Kent & a John bapt Chagford, Dev]
: John Soper 27 stonemason, James Eaton 25 labourer, Henry 2## groom & Joseph Blalce 22 stonemason, were charged wild uttering counterfeit half-crowns at Bushey, last Dec; Hertford Mercury 18 Feb 1843

Mary Ann Soper (c1825-c1935) m.c1846, Berkhamstead, Herts to Fredeick William Andrews : Mary b.c1825 of Berkhamstead, Herts & Died c1935 : Frederick d.20 Aug 1876 (igi)

William Soper 34 unm gardener at St Michael, St Albans, Herts '51cen, b.St Andrews, Middlesex; with mother Susanna Dover 66 head, widow b.Bucks [earlier widow of Robert above; but no Soper/Dover m.vis so presume bef 1838 start of bmd] scan : [William m.Charlotte Pike 1852 below] (only Soper in Herts '51cen)

& 3 other Sopers in 51cen, b.Herts & living in London Elizabeth Soper b.c1787, Charlotte Soper b.c1817 & Sarah Soper b.c1817

William Soper m.Charlotte Pike 15 May 1852, St.Michael, St Albans, Herts (bmd); bapt.2 Mar 1817 to Robert & Susannah Archer who m.1810 above
: '51cen William 34unm gardener St Albans, b.St Andrews, Lon; with mother Susanna Dover 66 head, widow b.Bucks scan
: '61cen William (c1817-?) at St Michael, St Albans, Herts 44, gardener, b.Holborn, Msx, & wife Charlotte 49 b.St Michaels, Herts
: '71cen William 54 grocer & gardener at St Michael St, St Michael, St Albans, Herts; b.London & grocer's wife Charlotte 59 b.St Albans scan
: Charlotte d.Jul>Sep 1872 age 60 & William d.Apr>Jun 1873 age 55 both at St Albans
: William d.9 May 1873, gardener, widower of St Michael, St Albans, Herts; Administration Principle Registry 26 May 1873 to Leah Jackson (wife of William Joseph Jackson) of Upper Tooting, Surrey, sister & only next of kin; estate under £100 ; from Probate Calender, scan : [(William (c1818-1873) d.Apr>Jun, St Albans, age 55)]

W G Soper, R.A. merchant of London, late of Plymouth m.Martha Davis, third daughter of George Davis, of Heaton House, Cheshunt. At the Countess of Huntingdon's Collegiate Chapel, Cheshunt : 25 July 1860 : from The Times 31 Jul : 46/211p : [William Garland Soper he was BA, so perhaps RA wrong?]


4 Sopers in 1861 census (& 2 wives b.Herts)

Edward Souper (c1846-?) living at Burford House, Broxbourne age 15 a pupil b.Perth, West Australia, one of 54 pupils in school, headmaster William Haselwood 64 : [several pupils from West Indies, so perhaps a school for military, civil servant families?] '61cen]

Eliza Soper (c1810-?) living at Turners Hill, Eastside, Cheshunt age 51, a widowed gentlewoman, also aunt Ann Peeke 79 a widow both b.S.Brent, Dev with gen servant Ann Collyer 17 b.Cheshunt, Herts : [mother of William Garland Soper]

William Soper (c1817-?) living at, St Alban St Michael, 44, a gardener, b.Holborn, Msex, & wife Charlotte Soper 49, b.St Michaels, Herts : [m.1852, St Albans, Herts]

W Soper of 'The Royal British School'* attended School of Arts & they awarded him the prize of a drawing board & T square for lower grade freehand [1,200 schools sent pupils for lessons & many got prizes]; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 25 Nov 1865, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan [*?a RB School in Hemel Hempstead, Herts?]

Sarah b.Herts with husband George at Hackney, Lon : also Sarah b.Cheshunt, Herts with husband John at Chelsea, Lon


2 Sopers in 1871 census (& 2 wives b.Herts)

William Soper 54 grocer & gardener at St Michael Street, St Michael, St Albans, Herts '71cen; b.London & grocer's wife Charlotte Soper 59 b.St Albans, Herts scan : [m.1852]

William Soper d.9 May 1873, gardener, widower of St Michael, St Albans, Herts; Administration Principle Registry 26 May 1873 to : [John Browne Soper m.Fanny Susannah Daley Jul>Sep 1863, Eton, Bucks]; Leah Jackson (wife of William Joseph Jackson) of Upper Tooting, Surrey, sister & only next of kin; estate under £100 ; from Probate Calender, scan : [m.1852, St Albans, Herts]

2 Soper in 1881 census (& 3 wives b.Herts) : source

Jessie Soper 7 a scholar/pauper inmate in St Pancras Industrial Schools Leavesden, Watford, Hertford : --- one of about 200 pauper inmates (2-16) most from St Pancras, London : [a dom sev Kidderminster, Worc '91-'11cen]


Alfred A Soper 36 horsekeeper at 27 Moxon Street, (St John The Baptist), Chipping Barnet, Herts '91cen; b.Crawley, Sx; Susan Soper 40 b.Clare, Suffolk; Sidney Soper 2 b.Barnet, Herts also sister-in-law Julia Bareham 18unm dom housemaid b.Clare, & boarders James Pestell 20 & Henry Silvester both unm gardeners, b.Muswell Hill scan : [Alfred Albion Soper m.Susan Bertram/Bernham Oct>Dec 1882 Barnet, Lon] : [Sidney not vis bmd]

Charles Soper 28 carter (engineer's) at The Gaol, Victoria Road, Hoddesdon, Herts '91cen; b.Hoxton, Beds ; scan : [Charles m.1881 Beds, assume to Jane Fox]

Photo of Soper family at Restinas Farm, St Blazey, Cornwall : http://www.panoramio.com/photo/37276304 James 55 farmer at Stone Bury, Hare Street, Little Hormead, Herts '91cen b.Creed, Con; Elizabeth 47 farmers wife b.Meragissey, Con; William 25; James 23 both b.Ladock, Con; Bertha 18; Mary 17; Peter 16; Henry 13; Albert 12 all farmers sons & dau; Lizzie 10; Julia 9 both scholars; Katie 6 all b.St Blazy, Con; scan : [James m.Elizabeth Hunkin 1863 St Austell, Cornwall]
: Photo of Soper family at Restinaes Farm, Cornwall c1887, shortly before they moved by train to Stonebury, Little Hormead, Herts from panoramio.com
:
James farmed mainly arable with cows & other animals on his smallholding, St Blazey nr.St Austell. (Corn Laws repealed 1846 & US grain flooded in & refrigerated ships of 1880's caused farm bankruptcys in Home Counties). James sold his Cornwall farm & bought a much larger one in Buntingford, Herts : source

: '01cen James 65 at Little Hormead, Herts, Elizabeth 57 Mary 27, Henry 24, Albert 23 farmer's sons, Elizabeth 20, Julia 19, Katherine 16
: '11cen James 75 farmer (employer) at Stonebury Little Hormead nr Buntingford [Hormead/Brook], Herts; [Royston RD] b.Cranwell, Creed, Con; Elizabeth 67 {m.47y} b.Menagissey, Con, Henry 34unm & dau Elizabeth 30unm both b.St Blazey, Con & Emily Mays 16 dom serv b.Buntingford, Herts

William Soper 19 telegraph engineer at Walton Road, (St Catherine), Hoddesdon, Herts '91cen; b.Pimlico, Lon boarding with Alfred Seager 56 telegraph engineer b.Pimlico, Lon; Mary 36 b.Westminster; scan


Peter Soper d.17 Apr 1892, retired farmer of Stoneberry?, Little Hurmrad?, Herts; probate London 6 May 1892 to Arthur Coode? Banker, James Soper farmer; estate £462 4s 6d ; from Probate Calender, scan : [Peter Soper d.Apr>Jun 1892 Royston, Herts age 81]

James Soper m.Martha Ann Fordham Oct>Dec 1895, Ware, Herts (bmd) : [b.c1868, Ladock; parents James & Elizabeth above, m.1863 St Austell, Cornwall]
- William James Fordham Soper b.Oct>Dec 1896, Chingford, Ex (Epping bmd dist [as siblings below) : m.Jul>Sep 1949, B.Stortford
- (?an Arthur Cecil Soper b.Jan>Mar 1898, & d.Jan>Mar 1899 age 1 both Epping)
- Edith Dorothy Soper b.Oct>Dec 1899, Chingford [Dorothy Ellen '01 & Dorothy E '11]
- Mabel Adelaide Soper b.Oct>Dec 1901, Chingford : Mabel A Soper m.Walter J Balls, Jul>Sep 1929 Epping bmd dist
- Kathleen Annie Soper b.Apr>Jun 1903, Chingford; [??a Kathleen A Soper m.Oct>Dec 1927 Robert Harris W.Bromwich, Shops/ext]
- (?a Ronald Ernest Soper b.Jan>Mar 1905 & d.Jan>Mar 1906 Epping)
- Phyllis Elizabeth Soper b.Apr>Jun 1907, Chingford : Phyllis E Soper m.John Davies Jul>Sep 1929 West Ham, Ex
: James b.Ladock, nr Truro 1868, 1 of 11 children. m.Martha (of the Fordham family of Puckeridge); Rented c1896 & later purchased Low Hall Farm, Sewardstone Rd, Chingford & started a dairy farm, & ran a dairy, High St, Chingford : from Soper Farm Housing Estate : from a history of Church Langley partly built on Soper's Farm
: '91cen James b.Ladock, Con with parents James/Elizabeth farmers at Herts
: '01cen James farmer at Low St, Chingford, Essex, 33 b.Ladock, Con; Martha 32 b.Pickeridge, Herts, William J F 4 & Dorothy Ellen 1 both b.Chingford, Ex; also Ethel Pegram 13 gen dom serv b.Westnull, Hert; scan
: '11cen James 43 farmer at Low Hall Farm, Chingford, Ex (Epping RD) b.Laddock, Con; Martha Ann 42 b.Puckeridge, Herts, William J 14, Dorothy E 11, Mabel A 9, Kathleen A 8 all at school, Phillis E 3, all b.Chingford, Ex & gen serv Eliza Day 26 b.Melden Hall, Suffolk
: [James farming Essex 1901]
: Sopers Farm was by a 390 yard viaduct, just south of Cuffley on the Enfiel to Stevenage railway loop : from The Times - 18 Mar 1908 67/746n
: James Soper, dairy farmer, in phone book at Low Hall Farm, E4, 'Chingford 114', from 1914-50 : >1925 also at 22 Station Rd, E4, 'Chingford 270'
: father; James Soper d.27 Aug 1929, of The Beeches, Chingford, Ex; probate Lon 9 Dec 1929 to James Soper esq, Henry Soper esq; estate £891 9s 6d ; from Probate Calender, scan [James (c1835-1929) d.Jul>Sep, Epping, Ex, age 94]
: James a farmer in Sewardstone Rd, Chingford, Essex 1936 re Dove House Estate & St Catherine's Est, Chingford
: James Soper, dairyman & wife celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at Low Hall Farm, Chingford. They took over Low Hill Farm together with a small retail milk business from Dairy Engineering pub.1946
: William John Ford Soper d.11 Nov 1940, of 6 Buckleigh Ave, Merton Park, Surrey; 19 Crelake Pk, Tavistock, Dev; probate Llandudno 30 Apr 1941 to Lillie Ellen Louise Soper, widow; estate £809 13s 11d; from Probate Calender, scan : [??a William J W (c1898-1940) d.Oct>Dec, Barnet, age 42]

William John F Soper m.Lillie Ellen L Couch Apr>Jun 1902, Totnes, Devon (bmd)

John Lewis J Soper b.Apr>Jun 1897 Bishop Stortford, Herts [his father Arthur b.Cornwall, m.Mary Elizabeth Emma Hurlstone, Australia, 1896, presumably Arthur returned to Eng when his father James moved from Cornwall having bought a Herts farm : Arthur in Herts in '01cen below & moved to Dunmow, Essex by dau birth 1903] : John Louis James Soper, farmer of Little Hormead, Herts; bankrupt 1930

Eva Lilian Soper (1901-1990) & her sister Eileen Soper worked in the wildlife garden of "The Wildings", Hertfordshire, the home of their artist father George Soper. Eva Soper's designed birds for the Royal Worcester factory from 1937. Eileen (E.A. Soper) designed a series of china children. Eileen was a book illustrator and wildlife artist. George was a Royal Academician source & source 2 : [George Soper (1870-1942) etcher & painter biog]


14 Sopers in 3 families in Herts; 1901 census : source

Alfred Soper 40, Sussex a house [horse?] keeper at Chip Barnet, Herts; b.Crawley '01cen, Susan Soper 48 b.Claire, Suffolk & Olivy Soper 7 b.Braughing, Herts : [an Alfred m.Horsham, Sx Apr>Jun 1891] : ['81cen Alfred 20 groom] : ['91cen Alfred 30, Alice 24 & Aubury 9 at ]

Arthur Soper 31 house-head, farmers son 'f rel' at Dassells, Braughing, Herts; b.Luddock, Cornwall '01cen, Mary Soper 27 b.Victoria, Australia & John Soper 4 b.Braughing : scan : [moved to Dunmow, Ex by 1903 as dau b. : '11cen there with 3 children] : [Arthur m.Mary Elizabeth Emma Hurlstone, Australia, 1896] : [John Lewis J Soper b.Apr>Jun 1897 Bishop Stortford, Herts, above]

Elvina Soper 12 at 23 Portland Street, St Albans, Herts, '01cen; Gladys Soper 11 nieces with Samuel Church 30 iron f moulder {their mother nee Church}; wife Minnie 26 grocer shopkeeper & sister Elvina Church 16 general dom servant all b.Reading, Berks; scan : [parents William Patterson Soper m.Mary Ann Church 1887 at Reading, Berks]

James Soper 65 b.Creed, Cornwall a farmer at Stonebury, Little Hormead, Herts '01cen, Elizabeth Soper 57 b.Mevagissey, Con Mary Soper 27, Henry Soper 24, Albert Soper 23 both farmers sons, Elizabeth Soper 20, Julia Soper 19, Katherine Soper 16 all St Blazey, Con; scan {son Arthur 31 nearby farmer above} : [James m.1863 St Austell, Cornwall]

William Soper 35 agricultural engineer & agent at grocers shop, Hare Street, Great Hormead, Herts, '01cen; Mary Soper 30; Gwendolen Soper 7 all b.Con; Gladys Soper 3 b.Herts; scan [?Herts farmer '11cen]


William Soper of Mutton Hall Farm, was in the 1902 trade directory as a 'farmer & steam plough & threshing machine owner'. Each pair of agricultural steam engines had a team comprising two engine drivers, a cook, a cultivator-man who operated the machinery and rode the plough, and a foreman. source : A web site for Great Hormead & Little Hormead [N of Bishops Stortford, map]
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William Soper advertised as a cycle agent in 1902. He was a member of a family which had steam engines to rent out for agricultural purposes. ‘Billy’ Soper of Mutton Hall Farm rented steam ploughs 1902 & operated later from Stonebury Farm. Hormstead History
- Vera Helena H Soper b.Jan>Mar 1904, Bishop Stortford, Herts (bmd) : [to William farmer & Mary '11cen] : [Vera H H m.Francis E Chapman Oct>Dec 1926 at Thrapston, Hunts or N.hants]
- Joan Elizabeth I Soper b.Jul>Sep 1905, Bishop Stortford

Selina Pitt Soper 1908 -1 Jan 1921 : Ridgeway, Wagon Rd, Hadley Wood, Herts; Fellow of Royal Academy of Music, Professor of Singing, Royal Academy of Music, NW1 1908- Teachers Registration Record, from EnglishOrigins.com scan : [Selina Pitt Soper b.Portsea Hants Oct>Dec 1880 : a London singer 1891; still at Herts address 1936 below]

Mabel Lilian Soper m.Robert Dawson Oct>Dec 1909 & lived in St Albans area to 1917. Children Ernest Samuel Dawson (1913-87) St Albans (d.Apr age 74 St A); & Beatrice Dawson (c1913-?) who should have m.1935-45 there. [Ernest S Dawson b.Jan>Mar 1913 & m.Doris V Westrope Oct>Dec 1935 & Beatrice M Dawson b.Apr>Jun 1917 & m.Patrick W Gurney Jan>Mar 1944 all at St.A [see Mabel's parents Samuel m.Sarah A Piper 1866 Andover] : curiousfox.org.uk : ancestry.com : & : & : rootschat.com from Nancy Ellen Robinson, [ a relation of Mabel's sister] looking descendents May'05 (other interests; Sopers in Bermondsey, Surrey & Andover, Hants)
: Mabel Lilian b.Oct>Dec 1887 at St Olave, Lon : '91cen Mabel L Soper 3 dau at & b.Bermondsey, Lon


18 Sopers in Herts 1911 census

Cecilia Marion Soper inmate 8 at school at London Orphan Asylum, Metropolitan District Imbecile Asylem, Watford, Hertfordshire; b.Wandsworth, Lon
- Cecilia Marion Soper b.Apr>Jun 1901, Wandsworth; ??a Cicely M Soper m.Frederick Williams Oct>Dec 1934, Battersea, Lon (bmd)

Charles Edward Soper 14 b.Wandsworth & Cecilia Marion Soper 9 orphan inmates at a school institution at (Hill/Cottage/W) Watford, Herts : [Charles Edward Soper b.Jul>Sep 1896 ('01cen 4 at Wandsworth with parents Thomas 31 photographer & Rhoda 30), Cecilia Marion Soper b.Apr>Jun.1901 both Wandsworth, Lon (her m or d not vis) (father Thomas Henry d.1903 Wandsworth age 33) : see biog ('11cen mother? a Rhoda 40 at Willesden, but if so not orphans?)]
: [Charles Edward Soper a Lance Corporal in the London Regt (Royal Fusiliers), parents T H Soper (late) & Rhoda; home, 222 Roundwood Rd, Willesden, Lon; died Pas de Calais, France; 1 Jul 1916, buried/monument Gommecourt British Cemetery, Hebuterne: WW1]

Clara Eliza Soper (c1870) 41 a nurse at Highfield Queen's Hill, Hertford, Herts (sick nurses/invalid) b.Bristol, S.set, with Jane Page 61 b.Cambs, dau 32 & sons 26 & 24 dog food mfrs all b.Hertford & dom serv Susan Wicks 22 b.Herts & Mabel Chessum b.Beds : ['81cen Clara E 11 at Easton in Gordano, S.set, dau of John 67 retired tailor of Cornwall : '01cen Clara Soper 32 at & b.Bristol, Glos]

George Soper (c1871) 40 a painter, artist at Harmer Green, Welwyn, (Hatfield RD), Herts b.Stoke Veington; Ada Soper 37 b.Chelsea, Lon, Eva Lilly Soper 10 at school b.Palmers Green, Lon & Eileen Olive Soper 6 b.Enfield, Lon with servant Annie Harris 31unm gen dom b.Little Hadham, Herts: [Eva Lilian Soper b.Lambeth, Lon Apr>Jun 1900 & b.Edmonton, Lon Apr>Jun 1901 (assume 'Olive mistranscribed) Eileen Alice Soper b.Edmonton, Lon Apr>Jun 1905] : ['01cen an Eva 1 at Lambeth] : [George Soper (1870-1942) etcher & painter biog]

James Soper 75 farmer at [Hormead/Brook], Royston, Herts, Elizabeth Soper 67, son Henry Soper 34, dau Elizabeth Soper 30 both b.St Blazey : [James m.Elizabeth Hunkin 1863] William Soper (c1866-?) farmer at Dassells Braughing, Ware [hamlet 10m N of Ware], (Bishop's Stortford RD), Herts 45 b.Laddock, Con; Mary Soper 40 {m.18y}, Gwendolen Soper 17unm both b.St.Stphens, Con; Gladys Soper 13 both b.Lower Hormead, Herts, Vera Soper 7, Irene Soper 5 both b.Braughing, Herts: [??a William m.either Mary Jane Jenkins or Joanna Mary Allen Oct>Dec 1892 St Austall, dist Con (1y+ after 1891 birth)]
: [moved to Herts with parents James & Elizabeth m.
1863 St Austell, Con]
- ?a Gwendoline Frances Soper Apr>Jun 1891 St Stphens [Newton A RD], Dev : [?a Gwendoline F A Soper m.Frank W Stanbury Newton Abbot, Dev] : [(connection? a Gwendoline Elsie Soper b.Edmonton, Lon Apr>Jun 1892: '11cen @ Fulham)]
- Gladys Mary A Soper b.Little Hormead, (Royston RD), Herts Apr>Jun 1898 : [?a Gladys M A m.Hugh L Choak, Truro, Con 1925 : ?a Gladys M m.Edward J Thomas Apr>Jun 1930 at Peterborough, Hunts]
- Vera Helena H Soper b.Jan>Mar 1904 Braughing (B.Stortford RD), Herts : [Vera H H m.Francis E Chapman Oct>Dec 1926 at Thrapston, Hunts/N.hants]
- Joan Elizabeth I Soper 'Irene' b.Jul>Sep 1905 Braughing (B.S.RD) : [a Joan E I d.Jan>Mar 1940, age 35 at Blaby, Lei]
: ?a Mary J Soper d.Oct>Dec 1927 Thrapston, Hunts age 56
: '71cen James 34 at St Blazey, Con farming 124a, b.Grampound; Elizabeth 27 b.Mevagissey; William 5; James 3; Arthur 1; Edward 8m all b.Laddock & 2 servants Henry May 19 & Susan Thomas 15 : scan William Soper of Mutton Hall Farm, was in the 1902 trade directory as a 'farmer & steam plough & threshing machine owner'. Each pair of agricultural steam engines had a team comprising two engine drivers, a cook, a cultivator-man who operated the machinery and rode the plough, and a foreman. source : A web site for Great Hormead & Little Hormead [N of Bishops Stortford, map]
: '01cen William 35 agricultural engineer & agent at Grocers Shop, Hare St, Great Hormead, Herts; Mary 30; Gwendolen 7 all b.Con; Gladys 3 b.Herts; scan
: William Soper of Mutton Hall Farm, in 1902 trade directory; 'farmer & steam plough & threshing machine owner'. Each pair of agricultural steam engines had a team of 2 engine drivers, cook, cultivator-man who operated the machinery & rode the plough & a foreman. source : web site for Great & Little Hormead [N of Bishops Stortford map]
- Mutton Hall Farm sold 1900 a2a. Abt that time it had 110a, land at Hare St & 18 cottages a2a
- William Soper advertised as a Cycle Agent 1902. A member of a family which rented agricultural steam engines. ‘Billy’ Soper of Mutton Hall Farm rented steam ploughs 1902 & operated later from Stonebury Farm. Hormstead History

Winifred May Soper (c1889) 22 servant at (New/Kings/Ave/The) St Albans, Herts (nurse, domestic servant) b.London : [Winifred May Soper b.Chelsea, Lon Jul>Sep 1888]


Bessie Soper (c1877-1912) d.Jan>Mar 1912, Watford, Herts, age 35 [Fernley Lewarne Soper (a post office clerk); m.Bessie Tuckett Jan1908, Honiton, Dev]

Miss Evelyn Mary Soper of The Homestead, Hadley Wood, Herts, dau of late Dr J H Soper left £100 to Salvation Army Home, Kings St, Plymouth & £100 to Salvation Army*; will proved £6,568 : from Guardian paper, 8 Nov 1914 : [b.Apr-June 1867 Blaine, Monmouth -- father Dr Isabell Hawker Soper biog]
: Evelyn Mary Soper d.2 Sep 1914, spinster of The Homestead; probate London 4 Nov 1914 to Florence Eleanor Booth (wife of William Bramwell Booth*), Lilian May Soper, spinster [her elder sisters (unusually? not younger brother Rev.Frederick)]; value £6,568; from Probate Calender (ancestry.com) : [Evelyn M (c1866-1914) d.Jul>Sep, Edmonton, age 48] : ['11cen Evelyn M 44 salvation army officer at Homestead Hadley Crescent, Hadley Wood, Barnett; b.Monmouthshire living with sister Florence Booth & her husband William both SA staff officers] : [*Her brother in Law lead the SA]

Hertfordshire units in WW1 : Service Medals (issued to all servicemen) 1914-1920 : from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk : Only one;
Charles F Soper, Private..., Hertfordshire Yeomanry, nr2615 : [assume b.Jan>Mar 1898 Lambeth to James & Phillis ne Phillips who m.1895 Frome, S.set]

Frederick James Soper (1888-1955) m.Alice Mary Soper (1859-1929) Christ Church, Barnet, Herts 5 Jul 1915 (They shared grandparents : William & Mary Rolfe : his parents William Soper & Mary Ann Thompson m.1885 Westminster : hers David & Alice Rebecca Todd m.1883, Wolverton)
'11cen Frederick James; 21unm private overseas, 1st Battallion Lincolnshire Regt, Aden, b.Lon [also a medal as Sergeant in Linc Reg]
'11cen Alice; a housekeeper, servant 25, The Cottage, Wolverton, Hants b.Reading, Berks : also in the house, Violet Irene Soper 16 parlourmaid house b.Reading / Earley

David Soper (1859-1929) a gardener & Alice Rebecca Todd (1856-?) lived at 89 Seabright Road, High Barnet, Herts, in 1919. Recorded in records of son William George Soper (1890-1915) died 1915 Gallipoli, WW1 : [David m.Alice Todd 1883 Kingsclere, Hants; William b.Jan>Mar 1890 Reading]

- John G Soper b.Apr>Jun 1920, Hertford, Herts (mother ne Field) (bmd)
- Evelyn E Soper b.Oct>Dec 1921 (mother ne Field) & m.George Galloway Apr>Jun 1944 both at Hertford
: assume parents John Soper & Annie E Field m.Apr>Jun 1919 Paddington, Lon

Daniel Henry Soper from Herts m.Georgina Dorothy Duvall Jan>Mar 1920 Hemel Hempstead dist, Herts;
- Daniel Arthur Soper b.Oct>Dec 1921 Watford (b.Abbotts Langley, Herts), m.Stella Mary Parsons
- Philip Wilfred Soper b.Apr>Jun 1923 Watford &
- Victor [not vis bmd],
source : grandson, David Soper of Basingstoke, looking for info
: '11cen Daniel Soper 16 a boader at Barnsley, Cirencester, a groom; '11cen b.Suffolk; boarding with Francis Strange 51 slater & plasterer, b.Wilts; wife 50; widowed father-in-law Richard Moss 78 both b.Cirencester & boarder Alan Taylor 19 groom b.Oaksey, Wilts : ['01cen Daniel 5 at Chelsea, Lon; b.S.set]
: Daniel James H Soper b.Apr>Jun 1895, Frome, S.set; m.Daisy D Duval Jan>Mar 1920, Hemel Hemstead, Herts (bmd)
: ?? a Daniel Soper (c1894-?) 45 chauffeur, sailed cabin class on "Athlone Castle" (Union Castle Line) from Capetown, South Africa (via Madeira) arriving Southampton, Eng 3 Feb 1939; Last permanant address & planned future residence Eng; address Avion, Station Rd, Theale, Berks; scan; UK Incoming Register

Cecil E Soper m.Georgina D Crawley Apr>Jun 1920, Hemel Hemstead, Herts (bmd) : [Cecil Edward b.Jul>Sep 1896 Basingstoke, Hants, to James & Phillis Phillips who m.1895 Frome, S.set]
- Phyllis C Soper b.Jul>Sep 1923 at Watford, Herts (mother ne Crawley) : [m.Bernard C Meek Jan>Mar 1948, H.Hempstead]
: '11cen James Soper (c1872-?) head at [9 Garden] Chelsea, 39 : wife Phillis Beatrice Soper 39 b.London City, London : son Cecil Edward Soper 14 school b.Basingstoke, Hampshire : son Charles Frederick Soper 13 school b.?, Surrey : son Eric Lennox Soper 6 b.Chelsea
: Cecil E Soper, Serjeant, London Regiment, nr591115 & Leinster Reg nr28089; WW1, Medal card National Archives & a? C E Soper, Bombardier, Royal Field Artillery, nr65178
: Cecil Edward Soper mentioned in Journal of Mental Science, Jan 1925 (Notices by the Registrar) rcpsych.org

Wilfred A Soper m.Ada J Atkins Jan>Mar 1921, Watford, Herts (bmd) (4 Soper/Atkins births below at Watford)
- Freda A Soper b.Apr>Jun 1922, Watford
- Joyce O Soper b.Jan>Mar 1926 : Joyce O m.Ronald A Wardropper Apr>Jun 1946 both Watford
- Wilfred A Soper b.Jul>Sep 1929, Watford
- Nora A L Soper b.Jan>Mar 1932, Watford
: a Wilfred A Soper, Private..., Royal Lancaster Reg, nr28435 & Wilfred A Soper, Private..., London Reg nr302761
connection? a Wilfred A S Soper d.Jul>Sep 1932 age 42? at Hendon, N.Lon

James Soper, publican of Royal Oak, Abbotts Langley. Kings Langley, Herts : 1922 & 1926 Post Office Directory

Christopher J Soper b.Apr>Jun 1925 (mother ne Bird) at St Albans, Herts : [see Beds Herbert C m.Theophila H Bird Jan>Mar 1925 Luton dist, Beds/Herts]

John Louis James Soper, farmer of Little Hormead, nr Buntingford, Hertford. Bankruptcy filed 6 Jan 1930 Cambridge Court, (London Gazette 10 Jan) : Release 13 Oct 1930 (24 Oct) : [John Lewis J Soper b.Apr>Jun 1897 Bishop Stortford, Herts to Arthur Soper who b.Cornwall & m.Australia <1896]

Arthur E Soper m.Nellie Ratcliff Jan>Mar 1931, B.Stortford, Herts (bmd) : (an Arthur Ernest Soper b.Dunmow, Essex Apr>Jun 1903 (& in Dunmow '11cen, parents Arthur J & Mary) who m.Australia see see biog, Cornwall)
- Edna M Soper b.Dunmow, Essex Apr>Jun 1934

Eric L Soper m.Miss Smith Jul>Sep 1933, Watford, Herts (bmd) (either Mary A Smith or Eunice M Smith {other spouce Percy E Sage who m.a Smith})
- Eric Lennox Soper b.Apr>Jun 1904 Chelsea, Lon to James & Phillis m.1894 at Frome, S,set [see brother m.1920]
- Barrie L Soper b.Jul>Sep 1935, Watford (bmd) mother ne Smith
- Graham H J Soper b.Jan>Mar 1939, Watford (bmd) mother ne Smith
James L Souper m.Dorothy K[ilner] Emery Jul>Sep 1933, Ware [see Sudan biog] : children
: Dorothy (c1907-?) 27 medical practitioner sailed 1st class on "Shropshire" (Bibby Line) from Port Sudan, Sudan to Plymouth, Eng (via ship continued to London, arriving 8 Jun 1934); address Wormley Lodge, Broxbourne, Herts (ship from Rangoon, Burma), scan; UK Incoming Register : [same address 1939]

Selina Pitt Soper 58 music teacher; Last & future address England; address "Ridgeway", Waggon Rd, Hadley Wood, Herts, sailed 1st class on "Nova Scotia" (Furness Line) from St John's, Newfoundland arriving Liverpool, Eng, 1 Oct 1936; scan; UK Incoming Register : [at address 1908 above, a London singer/teacher, see London 1891]

Eileen A Soper (Miss), Harmer Green, Welwyn, Herts. & George Soper, RE, same address from The Year's Art pub.1937 Google Books snippet

Robert Soper hereby give notice 24 Sep 1937 I abandon the use of my surname of Soper & assumed take the name of Robert Chapman 39 North Cottages Napsbury, St Albans, Hertford (London Gazette 8 Oct)

Herbert H Soper m.Ivy M A Elmes Jul>Sep 1939 E.Ham, Lon
- Terrence H Soper b.Oct>Dec 1941, Hatfield, Herts (to Soper/Elmes)
- John E Soper b.Jul>Sep 1947, W.Ham (to Soper/Elmes)

George Soper, 1870-1942 artist & printmaker. Photographs were found in George's studio at Welwyn in Herts. Soper collected photos, provided by friends, particularly of sheep and horses, some more information given : East Sussex Record Office Ref. AMSAA www.a2a
George Soper, 1870-1942. A printed chronology of the life & work of George Soper (1870-1942) and his daughters Eva Soper (1901-1990) and Eileen Soper (1905-1990) : AMS6495/24 www.a2a : [George Soper (1870-1942) etcher & painter biog]

William J F Soper m.Jul>Sep 1949, B.Stortford, Herts (bmd)
: William James Fordham Soper b.Jan>Mar 1896 Epping, Ex. to James who m.Martha Ann Fordham
1895, Ware, Herts
: 'Will' attended Writtle Agricultural College. Rented Nightingale Hall Farm, Edmonton, nr.Ponders End, (from railway - alongside the track). children Betty & Andrew born there. He started his first market garden growing potatoes & vegetables selling at Spitalfields (WJS later had stalls at Covent Garden, Spitalfields, Stratford & Borough markets). Railway company wanted to extract gravel & rental terminated 1932. Will rented Gravel Pit Farm 1932 renamed Newhall Farm. (from Arkwright family, big landowners). WJS bought the farm 1950's (& others) farmed cereal, roses & rubharb on 1000a by 1970s & 80s. After his death, 1986 most sold for delvelopment, family retained Kitchen Hall Farm, a small island in middle of Church Langley [new town] : [Story above from dau Betty Knight nee Soper]
: '01cen James 33 farmer at Chingford, Ex b.Laddock, Con; Martha 32 b.Prickeridge, Herts; William 4 & Dorothy 1 Chingford
: '11cen James 43 farmer at [Farm/Hill], Epping; b.Laddock, Cornwall; Martha Ann 42 b.Herts, William J 14, Dorothy E 11, Mabel A 9, Kathleen A 8 all at school, Phillis E 3, all b.Chingford, Ex
- - - assume same W J Soper, or son, below - - -
: W J Soper, farmer, potato merchant, Nightingale Hall Farm, Lower Edmonton, N9, 'Tottenham 2570', from 1924 to at least 1965; from 1934 a 2nd address 113 Commercial St, E1 'Bishopsgate 5227'; from 1938 Nightingale Hall Farm stops, replaced by 89 Raynham Rd, N18 {same nr} 2nd address remains; between 1945 & 50 only 113 Commercial St E1 (a W J Soper in Chiswick W2 same person?); by 1955 2nd address 'Veg Salesmen' 12 Somers Town Market, NW1 'Euston 8461'; by 1960 3 addresses 113 Commercial St E1, Borough Mkt, SE1, 7 Bow St WC2; by 1965 only W J Soper (Spitalfields) Ltd, 111 Commercial St, E1 'Bishopsgate 0408' [Spitalfields Token 1930]
: W J Soper used tokens at Spitalfield Market : 2 shilling Cu ov, 31x23mm & 4 shilling, br irreg, 31x36mm, 'S' c/o for sale at £4.50 each from micobwright, who says, Soper appears to have been active in the 1930's. Market tokens were usually receipts for deposits on wooden crates. To prevent crate theft, repayment were only when both crate & token was presented. As markets operate in twilight, tokens varied in shape, or hole shape, allowing recognition by holding them up to the sky.

Herts Places
a housing estate was built on James Soper's farm : see above
Sopers Lane, Cuffley, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire : source
Sopers Farm Viaduct south of Cuffley village, Herts completed 1909 : 390 ft long & 65 ft high, [Cuffley, N of Enfield, London] gracesguide : location : &
Sopers House, Cuffley, Herts EN6 4RY
Sopers Road; Cuffley, Hertfordshire mentioned, London Gazette 1949
Sopers Farm in Northaw parish, a modern reference



Huntingdonshire : now in County of Cambridgeshire

Mr Soaper was taken to court in 1300, St Ives, by Mr Lolworth. Judgement was for Lolworth to recover the debt, with damages. Soaper worked for the Bishop of Ely. After the case was suspended, Richard of Peche was put in Soper's place. [my summary of details below] source : A web site for Great Hormead & Little Hormead At the Easter Fair, St. Ives [15m NW Cambridge], Huntingdonshire, [now Cambridgeshire] a court heard disputes of merchants & others, 1270-1324. Judgements might depend on the interests of the Abbot of Ramsey as this could be considered his manor court. Judgment was against the defendant in Lolworth v. Soaper in 1300, who was of the homage of the bishop of Ely, was suspended owing to a love-day between the bishop and the abbot [ie, time to allow comprimise]. The record ends with Lolworth putting Richard of Peche in Soapers place, so the case probably continued. Of hundreds of proceedings, only five refer back to a previous case, this was one. possible connection to court case against William the soaper of Oxford (1246?)]
[SCLM, [Select Cases Concerning the Law Merchant, 3 vols, vol. 1 ed and trans. Charles Gross, vols. 2-3 ed and trans. Hubert Hall, Selden Society 23, 46, 49 (London: B. Quaritch, 1908-32).]

William Soper Esq and 4 others [the others were 'mercers of London' but not 'esq'] bought the manor of Offord Darcy, Huntingdonshire 1438 from A History of Huntingdonshire www.british-history.ac.uk

Martin Sopere at 'ville de Hunttedone' mentioned in 'Royal Justice & Medieval English Countryside' : The Huntingdonshire Eyre [no date in snippet] : GoogleBooks.com Thomas Soper will 1627 : headed 'marriage' : Calendar of Wills and Administrations in the Archdeaconry of Huntingdon (now at Probate Registry of Peterborough). 'Soper, Thomas, Earith 69 22 767' : from Ancestry.com

Phillipp Soper, Gent. his accounts mention Spittle Rent for the Borough of Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire from Michaelmas 1677 unto Michaelmas 1678 ; Cambridgeshire County Record Office : ref H/8/18 [can't find a reference to "Spittle Rent" there's a Spittle in Westmoreland, perhaps Spittle was a person, Spittle='to dig' or 'a spade', so speculate peat cutting or similar] www.a2a
Phillip Soper gentleman, last in list of 13 commissioners for Huntingdon for William & Mary's tax to to continue war against France. £1.65M collected 1691 british-history.ac.uk [£1,267 from the whole County of Huntington]
Phillip Soper gentleman last in list of commissioners, town of Huntingdon for William & Mary's 4s in the £ tax to carry on the war with France. About £.3M to be collected 1694/ 14th of 15 in 1695/6 list british-history.ac.uk
Phillipp Soper a commissioner (listed 11th of 16) for the town of Huntingdon, William III's 3p in £ tax to disbanding forces & pay seamen & others. About £1.5M to be collected 1697-8 british-history.ac.uk
Philip Soper a commissioner (listed 14th of 18) for town of Huntingdon, William III's tax to defray his expence of his navy, guards & garrisons for a year. £1.5M to be collected from March (Huntingdon town £324) 1701 british-history.ac.uk

Mary Soper m.John Aires, 1692
John Soper m.Ann Renolds, 1709
William Soper m.Mary Golder, 1723
Mary Soaper m.Anth Dash, 1732 all at Huntingdon Archdeaconry, Huntingdonshire or Herts; Boyd's Marriage Index

No entries in 1841 census

11 Sophers in 1851 census all b.Hunts between (1800-1849)

Richard Soper (b.Portsmouth c.1836) m. bef.1856 to a Mary A b.Bluntisham, Hunts
- William Soper b.abt 1856, Edinburgh, Scotland
'11cen painter at Battersea, wife Ann
- John Soper b.abt 1858, Scotland
- Richard Henry Soper b.Jan>Mar 1861, m.Hannah Sheppard Oct>Dec 1886 both Wandsworth
: '61cen Richard 26 carpenter & joiner at Cottage, South Shoebury, b.Portsmouth, Hants, Mary 25, b.Bluntisham, Hunts; William 5 scholar; John 3 both b.Scotland & Richard 1, b.St Georges, Lon
: '71cen Richard 35 carpenter at 5 Park Place, Surrey Lane, Battersea, b.Portsmouth, Mary 36 b.Bluntisham, Hunts; William 15 b.Scotland; Richard 11 Pimlico, Msx, scholars also Edwin Wiggins 1 b.Battersea, Sy (neighbours at 1 Park Place Thomas 25 architect & sister Amelia 34, both unm, b.Southsea)
: '81cen Richard 45 builders forman at 9 Granfield St, Battersea, b.Portsmouth, Mary A 46 b.Bluntisham; William 23 b.Scotland; Richard 21 bricklayer b.Pimlico & Edwin Wigens, nephew, scholar 11 b. Battersea (William b.Edinburgh, 23 a decorater at Battersea)
: '01cen Richard 52 at Battersea, son Richard 31 (also at Battersea Thomas 47 & sister Amelia 56 both b.Portsmouth [not vis '11cen]
: ?a Richard 56 d.Jan>Mar 1902 Wandsworth [inc Battersea-earlier census show he was abt55 in '01cen
]

1861 - 1891 census, no residents, only 5 wives born there

Elizabeth Soper (c1837-?) 44 b.St Johns, Hunts wife of Richard in Minchinhampton, Glos '81cen ['71cen 35 wife]

Fanny W Soper (c1855-?) 26 b.St Neots, Hunts wife of Samuel in Lambeth, Lon '81cen

Mary A b.Bluntisham, Hunts 25 with husband Richard at Shoebury, Essex '61cen : ['71 36; '81cen 46]

Mary Ann Soper (c1857-?) b.Great Catworth; Hunts, 34 at St Pancras, Lon : [only person b. or at Hunts '91cen]

Jane b.Brampton, Hunt 48 with husband William at St Pancras, Lon '61cen ['71cen age 58; '81cen widowed serv 68]


Richard Soper (c1835-?) m.Elizabeth Butler Apr>Jun 1862, Huntingdon, Hunts; Richard bapt.12 Aug 1832 Padworth to Joseph (& Sarah?) who m.1832 Padworth
- William Soper b.21 Mar 1863 Minchinhampton [b.Apr>Jun Stroud, Glos RD] b.21 Mar 1863 Minchinhampton Glos; railway clerk; m.Elizabeth Butler 1862, Huntingdon
- ?a Mary Elizabeth Soper (c1864-1870) bpt.11 Dec d.16 Dec, age 6, bur.Holy Trinity, Minchinhampton
- George Henry Soper (1868-1962) bpt.27 Dec Minchinhampton, Glos (b.Oct>Dec Stroud RD); '91cen lawyers clerk with uncle James Butler; m.Mary Kate Newman, 1898 Bedford : a clerk
- Eliza Soper b.Oct>Dec 1870 & d.Oct>Dec 1870, all b. Cheltenham, Glos, age 0; d.16 Dec aged 6; bur.Holy Trinity Churchyard, Minchinhampton
- Charles Richard Soper (1872-1903) b.1 Dec 1872 Minchinhampton : [Oct>Dec Stroud dist] '01cen licenced victualler; (d.Oct>Dec 1903 age 29 Tetbury - d.same place & time as brother)
- Frank Butler Soper (1876-1903) b.Jul>Sep 1876 Minchinhampton [butler both father's job & mother's name] : [Stroud dist] on 1901 crew lists; '01cen sea steward; a Tetbury publican 27 d.1903
: '41cen Joseph 35-9 'j' [journeyman?] at Padworth Bottom, Padworth, Berks; Sarah 30-4; Richard 9; John 7; Mary 4; James 8m; Charles Faulkner 60-4 ag lab & wife Ellen Faulkner 60-4, Elizabeth Faulkner 25-9, Ellen Faulkner 6
: '51cen Richard Soaper 17 serv porter at 7 & 8 Berkely Sq (St George), Hanover Sq, M.sx '51cen, b.Padworth, Berks; with Charles Bishop 65 carpenter, wife 39 & dau 20 & 15, 3 house serv; 4 shopwoman; 3 clerks, 5 cooks, 2 kitchen maids, house serv, under butler, 3 porters scan
: '71cen Richard butler, dom serv 38, b.Padworth, at West End, Minchinhampton; Elizabeth 35, b.Huntingdon, Hunts; William 8 scholar; George H 2 both b.Minchinhampton; John 36 bricklayer, b.Padworth scan &
: '81cen Richard 48, head, a butler b.Padworth, Berks; living at Providence Buildings, Minchinhampton, Glos, Elizabeth 44 b.St John's Hunts, George H 12, Charles K 8 & Frank B 4 all b.Minchinhampton : [another son? a William Soper 19 a railway telegraph clerk at Llantwit Lower, Glamorgan] : [at Minchinhampton, Glos '71cen]
: ['91cen Richard 58 butler (domestic) at 9 Providence Buildings, West End, Minchinhampton, Glos; b.Padworth, Berks; Elizabeth 54 b.Huntingdon, Hunts; Frank B 14 page (dom) b.Minchinhampton; scan : also '91cen son George H Soper 20 with uncle/aunt at St John, Beds 20 b.Minchinhampton (with? James S & Marion Butler?)]
: Richard (1832-1899) d.6 Oct 1899, aged 67. wife Elizabeth (c1837-1927) d.9 Jan 1927, aged 90. Their daughter Mary Elizabeth (c1864-1870) d.16 Dec aged 6; all bur.Holy Trinity Churchyard, Minchinhampton, Glos source
: ['01cen; Elizabeth 64 widow, living on own means at West End Minchinhampton, Glos; b.Hountingdon; Frank Butler Soper 24unm steward (sea) b.Minchinhampton, Glos; scan]
: [F B Soper (1878-?) on 1901 UK crew list b.Stroud, Gloucestershire: Crew Lists 1861-1913 from FindMyPast]
- - - - - -
: Frank Butler Soper publican 1903 of The Ormonds Head, 23 Long St, Tetbury, tied annual lease on alehouse from Nailsworth Brewery Co, 11pm closing, £32 ratable value : source

Mr Soper, landlord of the Ormonds Head Hotel [23 Long St, Tetbury] had an unfortunate accident. Returning from the meet at Worcester Lodge, he called at the Hare & Hounds Hotel [Westonbirt] with a friend on their way home. Mr Soper was mounting his horse, when his friend touched it with his whip in fun. The animal reared & threw Mr Soper & fell on top of him, completely stunning him. Mr Soper was conveyed home & attended by Dr Wickham. He lies in a critical condition. Wiltshire & Gloucestershire Standard 8 Mar 1902 : source
: [Frank Butler Soper (1876-1903) d.Oct>Dec 1903, Tetbury, Glos, age 27; Charles Richard Soper (1872-1903) d.Oct>Dec 1903 age 29 Tetbury; what connection was older brother's death same place & qtr {could he be the friend?}]
: Elizabeth Soper (c1837-1927) d.Jan>Mar 1927, Stroud, Glos, age 90

Francis Abraham Souper M.A., Vicar of Hilton [Huntingdonshire?] 16 Nov 1898 : Patron, Thomas Carroll Clerk MA of Hawkfield Parlstone Dorset : records of Archdeaconry of Huntingdon [N B Souper on Hinton WW1 memorial] : National Archives : [biog]

2 household in 1901 census

Sarah Soper 57m at Needing Worth Road, St Ives, Hunts, '01cen, b.Luton, Bedfordshire; with son-in-law Frederick W Norris 29 bootmaker b.St Ives, Hunts; Jessie Rose Norris 29 & Jessie Freda Norris 2 both b.Torquay, Dev scan : [Tom m.Sarah Parsons 1868, Newton Abbott, Dev]

Tom Soper m.Sarah Parsons or ? Oct>Dec 1868, Newton Abbott, Devon (bmd)
- Edith Sarah M Soper b.Jan>Mar 1871 Torquay [Newton Abbott reg dist]; d.Apr>Jun 1938, age 68, Newton Abbott
- Jessie Rose Soperb.c1872 Torquay, Dev; m.Frederick William Norris Jul>Sep 1897, Newton Abbott, Dev [b. & '81cen not vis] ?? '81cen Thomas 43 farm labr at Loddiswell, Dev; Mary Grace 40; George Hine 17u farm lab; Tom 11; Leah 10; Margaret Rogers 5; William Henry 7; Florence Louisa 2 all b.Loddiswell
: '01cen Tom 53m watchmaker at 10 Victoria Parade, Tormoham with Torquay, Dev; Ernest 25 law clerk; Percy 22 joiner carpenter all b.Torquay ; scan
: '01cen Sarah 57m at Needing Worth Rd, St Ives, Hunts, b.Luton, Beds; with son-in-law Frederick W Norris 29 bootmaker b.St Ives, Hunts; Jessie Rose Norris 29 & Jessie Freda Norris 2 both b.Torquay, Dev scan
: '11cen Tom 63 watchmaker at 12 [Tormoham/North/ Crescent], Newton Abbot; b.Torquay, Dev; Sarah 66; b.Luton, Beds & Edith Sarah Mary 40; b.Torquay, Dev

Frances Souper 57 in '01cen, a clergyman church of England, b.Bedford, living The Vicarage, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Hunts, with wife Henrietta 48, 5 children & 2 servants Noel B Souper 23 a Cambridge undergraduate [Pembroke College] : Constance M Souper 22 student at training college: Woodford R Souper 20 an Oxford Undergraduate : Edward R Souper 18 : Adrian W J Souper 13 both students at home : [biog]

1911 census, no Sopers

Noel Beaumont Souper (c1876-1916) on War Memorial at Hilton, Huntingdonshire - WW1 source : National Archives 2nd Lieutenant. 6th Battalion, Royal Berkshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Age 40. Son of the Rev F A Souper, of Grantchester Meadows, Cambridge; husband of Rosalie F Souper, of 54 Fitz James Ave, London. W14. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier & Face 11 D : [biog]

Huntingdonshire, National Burial Records Richard Soaper d.1583, Edward Soaper d.1588, Edward Soaper d.1590, Richard Soaper d.1595, Jane Soaper d.1596, Jane Soaper d.1598, Willyam Soper d.1599, Cattren Soper d.1605, Soper d.1605, John Soper d.1609, Jayne Soper d.1610, Thomas Soper d.1627, Elsabeth Soper d.1630, Thomas Soper d.1693, John Soper d.1706, Philip Soper d.1708, Thomas Soaper d.1711, Mary Soper d.1714, John Soaper d.1719, Mary Soper d.1725, John Soper d.1731, William Soper d.1746



Ireland

Adam le Savonier, a freeman in Dublin, had his ownership of land in Dublin contested in 1218 by Llewellyn, Prince of Wales, who was nephew of a previous owner, Mailgun ap Owain : from Rootsweb.com

Willelmus le Sopere de Ardry, Ricardus le Sopere, Thomas Saponarius de Atherde, Radulfus de Dimestere Saponarius, Robertus Saponarius de Luveth, 5 soapmakers mentioned in the Dublin Guild Merchant Roll (1190–1265) source

Christopher Soper of Cork. Date of probate, 1671 from 'Indexes to Irish Wills, 1909', vol. 2, page 250 : www.ancestry.com

Miss Soper m.William Breakeys, 2nd son of an Ireland father settled in & d.1698 in Monaghan; from Ch.4 The Huguenots of Lisburn source

Thomas Soper, son of William deceaced apprenticed to Sam Anderson of Waterford, Ireland a mariner. Payment £21, 1720 [47/6] British Apprentice List, page 5478, from BritishOrigins.com

Francis Soper, appointed 'Vicar Choral', (there were up to 6 vicar corals, choral boys & an organist) at cathedral church of St Patrick's, Armagh, 25 Feb 1722/3 from 'Prelates & Members of Cathedral Bodies' 1849 google book

William Soper, address Ireland : Subscribed, 1723, to 'The General History of Ireland', translated from the original Irish : pub; G.Keating, Dublin : from Ancestry.com's database of Directories & Lists

Miss Soper married William Breakey & had 13 children. They inherited the property of her bachelor uncle, who was a Coventanter [anti-Catholic movement]. The Lisburn Breakeys (Co. Antrim. N.Ireland) descended from son, John (1780-?) . William's father was Guillaume de Brequet (?-1698), a Huguenot [French Protestant], who escaped from Picardy to Holland & joined William of Orange's army. After the Battle of the Boyne (1690), he settled in County Monaghan, marrying a Catholic neighbour who saw her father killed during the "Dragonade" [Army occupation of homes to forcing the occupants to change religion] : from book on Lisburn Huguenots

- Jas Soaper bpt.10 Apr 1834 St Catherine, Dublin to William Soaper & Ann B?; sponcer, Bridget Carron; priest P Mooney CC irishgenealogy.ie

1851 Census has 5 birth entries
Catherine Soper b.Deny, Ireland in abt 1799, living Middlesex 52 widowed house servant at 2 Ludgate Hill, St Brides, Middlesex; with pastry cook 24, porter 23, apprentice 16 & shop women 35 & 15 scan : [see]
: Mathew Soper b.Lancs abt 1804, living in Cumberland
: Mary A Soper b.Ireland abt 1808, living in Kent
: Harry b.Ireland abt 1844 living Kent
: William Soaper b.Ireland abt 1815, painter (journeyman) at Greenwich, Kent; wife Mary A Soaper 30 b.Poplar, Lon
: Rohda Soper b.Dublin abt 1823, living Devon

W Sopers 36 lodger porter at 58 New Cut, Lambeth, Sy '51cen, b.Ireland scan; with James Beaven beer shop keeper, son 10, house serv 24, & 4 lodgers, printer, smith & cain maker : [not vis elsewhere]

also 13 Sophers '51cen; all but Cohen, b.Ireland : Donnis Sopher 42, Esther Sopher 44, Mary Sopher 36, Honor Sopher 26, Cohen Sopher 22 b.Scotland, Ann Sopher 18, Catherine Sopher 17, Thomas Sopher 17, Patrick Sopher 16, Bridget Sopher 14, Thomas Sopher 11, Mary Sopher 9, Catharine Sopher 8 & Esther Sopher 5

Mary Soper b.1855 Ireland; immigrated 1875-8; '05cen Mary Sobel at 61st St, Manhattan, a household head with Alice Cody, b.1865 & Patrick Cody b.1886 Ireland
'10 & '20cen Mary Sopel & Alice Cody vis at 61st St. Mary; Alice a 'sister-single-nurse'. Patrick not vis; from sab54, Soper forum, Ancestry.com; Mar'12 : [not vis elsewhere] Not able to find any of them in 1930..

John Soper, Jackson Turner & Thomas Parket took their debtor John Robinson to Chancery Court, other creditors to come to chambers in Inns Quay, Dublin; in 'Freeman's Journal' 4 May 1859, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Elizabeth Soaper m.1860 Waterford, Ireland : [to either John Quirck or John Horne; (Soper/Quirk duplicated)] : [link not vis yet]

1861 Census has 3 birth entries
William Soper 19, born Ireland, a soldier in 29 Foot Regiment at North Camp Farnborough, Hants : [see below]
Mary Soper 46 b.Ireland wife of Henry Sopher 38 ?artist? born Corton, Hants
Eliza Soper 33 b.Ireland wife of Richard George Soper 32 Minister of Old Street Chapel, Spropshire. b.Grantham, Lincs

William Soper (1842-?) age 19, b.Ireland, a soldier in 29 Foot Regiment at North Camp Farnborough, Surrey '61cen. 955 people under Brigadier General David Russell 51 b.Scotland, heading list of 955 names : Ancestry.com [William H Soper Pvt nr.484 in 1861 army list]


Caroline Soper m.James Savage; James Herbert Savage b.17 Dec 1864, Newbridge & Kildare, Kildare, Ireland

Charles F Soper, 1 of 44 who departed Tuesday from Kingstown [now 'Dún Laoghaire', Dublin, Ireland] on a Royal Mail Steamers [to Holyhead]; in 'Freeman's Journal & Daily Commercial Advertiser' (pub.Dublin, Ireland), 21 Jun 1865, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [??a Charles F Soper 24 head in Portsea, Hants, b.Poole, Dor]

Sarah Anne Soper m.William Higgins; William Higgins b.15 May 1866, St Michaels, Limerick, Ireland

Sarah Soper m.William Higgins, their son William, b.Limerick 1866. William snr, b.1830c Kinvara, Galway. In 73rd Reg of Foot 1847-1869 : from W_Higgins rootschat.com [a Charles Soper, Corporal, 73rd Foot, Indian Mutiny Medals, 1857-1859] 'William reg overseas pre 1860, returned to England that year' Huguenots

Jessie Georgiana Souper of Trinidad & Tobago, Caribbean m.Gerald De Courcy O'Grady 1 Jun 1867 in Ireland [her father, Frances Abraham Souper's biog]

Fanny Soper m.William Griffith 1869 Kinsale, Ireland
William Griffiths b.12 Aug 1869 Kinsale, Cork, Ireland; bpt Kinsale [Ireland b & m.records]

1871 English Census. The only Irish person, not gaining the name by marriage was;
John Sopher, household head, age 62, b.Ireland c1809 & Catherine Sopher 1836, wife, 35, b.Ire c1836 in Much Woolton, Lancashire, presume the 6 Sophers there, aged 5 to 16 were their family
presume connection with another family of Lancs Sophers (speculate- son of a 1st marriage?): Richard G Sopher, household head, age 42, b.Greatham, Lancashire c1829 : & Mary Sopher, wife, 44, b.Ireland c1827, presume 4 children 9-14 & mother 83 made the family
Irish wives marrying a Soper in 1871 census
- Anne Soper, wife, 47, Ireland c1824, in Lambeth, London
- Rhoda Soper 1824, 47, b.Dublin, Ireland, a visitor in Tormonham, Devon. Assume visiting the Soper family there with husband Nicolas Soper (b.Devon)
- Catherine Soper, 77, b.East Lulworth, Ireland, Donegal 1794. Head of household in Southampton (All Saints), Hants : [see]
- Charlotte Soper, 32, b.Ireland c1839 in Southampton (All Saints), Hampshire [assume wife of George Soper 1836 Head, 35 born Southampton] In same parish was
- Sara Sopher, 44, b.Ireland c1827 [presumed wife of Adolph Sopher, b.Hungary c1831, a visitor, 40]

- Grace Soper b.20 Mar 1872 Newbridge, Kild, Ireland to William Venner Soper & Mary Healy : [WVS Sgt in army 1857-79; army record]
- John William Soper bpt.12 Oct 1870 South Parish, Cork to William & Mary ne.Healy; sponcers William Healy & Honora Walsh (Parochial area St Finbarrs South, Cork) irishgenealogy.ie
- John Soper b.6 Jan 1874 Belfast No 2, Ant, Ireland (Irish bmd) to William Venner Soper & Mary Healy

John Soper (1874-1918) b.Belfast, Ireland, d.Georgetown, ON, lived Ottawa. m.Sarah Adeline/Queenie Jackson (1879-1959) Whitby. www.ogs.on.ca

Arthur Soper Lance Corporal nr.1111; Attested 13 Nov 1875 Discharged Cork, Ireland 12 Nov 1887, NR Mim Fus, Sec B1,1st Class APW; Discharge cause, termination 1st period [ie after 12y] ; Pay Dist of Army Reserve 101st; Discharge Docs to OC101 R Dist : from military records

Philip Richard Patrick Souper b.8 Jun 1875 at Cork, Ireland to Charles Edward Souper & Annie McCausland [igi]
Charles Alexander Souper b.24 Apr 1879 at Corbally, Limerick, Ireland : to Charles Edward Souper & Annie McCausland [igi] : [See family 1872]

Susan Soper m.John Harris; Susan Jane Harris b.16 Aug 1880 Cork, Ireland

Mentions in the 1881 census of England & Wales, all were Irish wives marying English Sopers

Richard G Soper of Grantham m.Mary ? b.Ireland abt 1828. They were running a school in Cheshire in 1881, with their 4 adult children [see Rev Richard's biog]

Rhoda ? b.Ireland abt 1826 & m.Nicholas Soper a coal miner of Brixham. In 1881, they were still in Brixton with their daughter, Susan J West, the widow of a Brixham fisherman, aged just 21

Mary Ann ? b.Ireland abt 1806 & m.Mr Soaper (presumably a soldier). She was widowed by the 1881 census & living at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, Kent, with her daughter, Mary Ann & son-in-law Staff Sgt Henry Hidden, her daughter & 4 grandchildren were all born there

Mary ? b.Ireland abt 1845 & m.William V Soper a Chelsea Pensioner & School Board Visitor from Margate, Kent. In 1881 they were in Camberwell, Surrey with 7 children. Two of whom were also born in Ireland, Grace Soper in abt 1873 & John Soper abt 1874 : [William Venner Soper d.Jan>Mar 1884 Lambeth age 48]


Lilly Jane Laskey Soper b.Apr>Jun 1881 Cork : [??a William Laskey Soper c.1857-1900, age 43 : d.Portsea (bmd); b.Devon; '61cen with widowed mother Jane 40 lace worker in Exeter, Dev]

John Soper m.Alice Jane M'Kiaben Apr>Jun 1882 Tralee, Ire
???'71cen John H Soper Boy 1st Class 17 on 'Cambridge', of Plymouth, Dev; b.Brent, Dev; [HMS Foudroyant, tender to HMS Cambridge: 'gunnery' ship morred in Hamoage, under Capt Hon T A C Foley; 2 officers, 6 seamen & 247 boys (+ 2 officers & 17 seamen & 6 boys not on board) :
wiki]
: so John a soldier in Ireland for at least 1877-1900 from births : [not vis '91/'01cen assume Ireland?]
: ?'81cen John 27 Serg RMLI  on "Fautoun", Royal Navy b.Exmouth, Dev ('61cen Jane 40, widowed lace worker; John 8; Mary J 6; William 4 all scholars b.Exmouth)
- William Henry Soper b.14 Nov 1885 Tralee, Kerry, nr228586, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services National Archives ADM 188/404; b.Apr>Jun 1886 Tralee; (Ireland, Civil Registration [so took 6m to register birth? or joined navy too young]
- Mary G Soper b.c1888 Achill So, Mayo, Ireland; b.Jan>Mar 1888 Westport; [Ireland, Civil Registration]
- Alice J Soper b.c1900 Bere So, Cork, Ireland [not vis bmd]
- ? Soper 4th child b.? (from '11cen)
: ??'81cen John 27 Serg R M L I  on "Fautoun", Royal Navy b.Exmouth, Dev
: '01cen John 46 S A Coastguard b.Eng at Coastguard Station, Rerrin, Killaconnenagh parish, Bere, Cork; 1901 Irish Census; Alice 36; William Henry 14 both b.County Kerry; Mary Grace 12 b.county Ingo? [all read & write] & Alive J b.county Cork, all C of E [alone at address]; scan, scan2; 4 rooms, 5 windows scan3
: '11cen John 56 retired chief officer, H M Coast Guard at 8 Maidenwells Tee Eindeswood, Plympton St Mary [4 rooms]; b.Diptford, Dev; Alice J 46; [m.28y 4 children all alive] b.Carrig So, Kerry, Ireland; William H 24unm seaman, royal navy; b.Kerry, Fenit, Ireland?; Mary G 23unm; b.Achill So, Mayo, Ireland; Alice J 11 at school b.Bere So, Cork, Ireland; scan
: John d.10 Apr 1913, chief officer of coastguard RN of 8 Maidenwells Terrace, Underwood, Plympton, St Mary, Dev; admin Devon 25 Apr 1913 to Alice Jane Soper, widow; value £406; from Probate Calender (ancestry.com) : [John (c1854-1913) d.Apr>Jun, Plympton, age 59]
: Alice Jane d.30 Nov 1922, of 8 Maidenwells Terrace, Underwood, Plympton, Dev; probate Lon 1922 to Thomas Beale, carpenter, Thomas Stephen Luke, baker; estate £511 1s 1d; from Probate Calender, scan [Alice J (c1863-1922) d.Oct>Dec, Plympton, age 59]

John Robert Soper (1884-?), b.Cork, Ireland, 20 Oct 1884, nr209559, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services National Archives ADM 188/366 [see William below]
John Soper b.Oct>Dec 1884 Listowel; [Ireland, Civil Registration]

William Henry Soper (1885-?), b.Tralee, Kerry, 14 Nov 1885, nr228586, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services National Archives ADM 188/404 : [parents John Apr>Jun 1882 Tralee, Ire Alice Jane M'Kiaben; above]
William Henry Soper b.Apr>Jun 1886 Tralee; [Ireland, Civil Registration]

a male Soper b.Oct>Dec & d.Oct>Dec 1888 Ballycastle, age 0 Ballycastle, Irland Birth & Death Index

Emma Soper m.Jul>Sep 1889 Dublin South (to either John Fraser or ? ?)

Charles Valentine Soper m.Anna Louisa Best Jul>Sep 1889 Enniskillen [Irish Civil Registration]
: Charles Valentine Soper (1865-1927) m.Anna Best (1863-1923), Enniskillen, Ireland 5 Aug 1889. He was at the Enniskillen Barracks, having joined the King's Royal Rifles in 1881. b.Lambeth, Lon, only son of Charles & Ann Adams. Orphaned aged 10. Age 16, a pauper in Naval training on "The Exmouth", Thurrock, Essex. Siblings Robert (living Peckham 1880s) & Frederick (in Greenwich 1880's). Some of their children to UK early 1900s, other family lived mostly Dublin; from Maurice Kelly, who's mother was Charles's grdau ancestry.com biog
: Charles Valentine Soper b.14 Feb 1865 at 1 Richmond Cottages, Lambeth: (b.St Valentine's day) (b.Jan>Mar bmd) '81cen navy orphan 14
assume one of their children was Charles Valentine Soper b.Jul>Sep 1920 Dublin South
from Maurice Kelly [grgrandson of Charles] who said 'Soper is an extremely rare name in Ireland. He found no other Soper families in 20th Century Ireland & only 3 in 19thC who were seemingly one offs & perhaps just passing through'
: 'Charles Victor Soper' d.Jan>Mar 1927 age 54 at Dublin South (Ireland Death Index) ['Valentine' used throughout his life,so 'Victor' mistake]
: Luisa Soper b.17 Jan 1904; bpt.14 Feb to Charles & Anne ne.Best of 110 Mt Pleasant Buildings at Rathmines Church, Dublin; witnesses John & Bridget Murphy; priest John Fennelly

Charles Soper b.Jul>Sep 1889 Kilkeel; [Ireland, Civil Registration]
Mabel Irene Soaper b.Oct>Dec 1890 Kilkeel; [Ireland, Civil Registration] : [assume same parents??] : [ '11cen Mable Irene dau b.Ireland 20, at Portsmouth, Hants with parents George ('91cen able seaman navy) m.Edith bef.1890]

Francis Soper, (1890-1976) 'Percy', b.1 July; Francis Percival Soper b.Jul>Sep Dublin S

Only 4 Irish born Sopers in UK 1891 census, all wives;
: Rhoda 66 at Brixham, Dev (husband Nichlas, coal carrier)
: Mary 62 at Holylake, Cheshire with husband Richard a minister;
: Mary M 30 widow at Bootle, Lancs
: Charlotte 51 at Southampton, Hants with husband George

Charles Alexander Soper, b.3 Nov; b.Oct>Dec 1891 Dublin S; m.Martha Brown Apr>Jun 1918 York, Eng; 11 children 1919-37 Yorks

Henry Soper m.Mary Ellen Hanaphy ['Hanaphy/Hanapy' below] Jan>Mar 1891 Dublin South; Ireland Marriages Index
- William Arthur Soper b.4 Nov 1891; bpt.11 Jan 1892 to Henry & Mary Ellen Hanapy of 37 Upper Gloucester St; bpt St Mary Pro Cathedral, Dublin; witnesses Margaret Walsh & Daniel Downing
irishgenealogy.ie : William Arthur Soper b.Oct>Dec 1891 & d.Apr>Jun 1892 Dublin North (Irish bmd)
- Florence Mary Soper b.17 Jun 1893 Ireland; bpt 3 Jul St Mary Pro Cathedral; to Henry & Mary Hanaphy; 11 Gloucester St; sponcer Anne Donnely & priest Danl Downing irishgenealogy.ie (b.Jul>Sep 1893 Dublin North)
- Ethel May Soper b.Jul>Sep 1897 Peckham, [Camberwell reg dist], Lon
- Gertrude Eleanor Soper b.Jan>Mar 1900, St Olave, Lon
- Winifred Soper b.Oct>Dec 1901, St Olave
- Dorothy Lilian Soper b.Apr>Jun 1903, St Olave
: '81cen Harry 13 with parents William R house decorator 36 at Deptford & Mary A 35
: 1891 family at 37 Upper Gloucester St, Dublin & 11 Gloucester St 1893; by 1897 in London
: '01cen Henry 33 telephone wireman, in 2 rooms at 51 Russell Scott Building, Bermondsey, (St Crispins) Lon, b.Deptford; Ellen M 33; Florence M 7 both b.Ireland; Ethel M 3, b.Peckham; Gertrude E 1 b.Bermondsey, Lon; scan
: '11cen Harry (c1868-?) 43 electrical warehoueman, worker at electrical engineers at 92 Garden Buildings [3 rooms - 'Duteb? Storage'] Bermondsey, Lon; b.Deptford, Kent, Mary Ellen 43 [21y, 6 children, 5 alive] b.Dublin, Ireland, Ethel May 13 school b.Peckham, Lon, Gertrude Elenor 11 school, Winifred 9, Dorothy Lilian 7 all b.Bermonsey, Lon : scan
: '11cen Florence 17 under laundry maid, inmate at an institution at (House/Brook/Hill), Uckfield '11cen b.Dublin : scan
: Harry, b.1867 Greenwich, Kent : Army Pensioner's Record, from National Archives findmypast : [??a Harry WW1]
: ??a Harry (c1868-1928) d.Jul>Sep 1928, Southwark, Lon, age 60

Florence Mary Soper bapt.3 Jul 1893 at St Mary, Pro.Cathederal, Dublin; parents Henry & Mary Hanaphy of 11 Gloucester Street; Irish Genealogy; [see above]

Edwin Soper m.Fanny Godwin 11 Jul 1896 at St George, Dublin; of 45 Lombard St; both unm of full age; father Thomas Soper labourer; Fanny of 20 Belvidere Ave, father James railway porter; witnesses Harry Whatton (for husband); Maggie Lanigan (for wife); Irish Genealogy; [m.Jul>Sep Dublin North]; by '01cen at Staffs] Edwin b.Apr>Jun 1868, Dorchester, Dor (b.Piddlehinton/Muston); Fanny b.c1868 Calne, Wilts; parents Thomas ag lab & Mary Anne Morris m.1848 Dorchester, Dor
- Edwin James Soper b.c1898 Castlebar, Ireland; m.Hannah Moss, Jan>Mar 1923, W.Bromwich, Shrops/Staffs
- Cathleen Alice Soper b.c1899 Downpatrick, Ire; Kathleen A m.Robert Harris, 1927, W.Brom
- Barbara Florrie Soper b.Jan>Mar 1903 Wolverhampton, Staffs (b.Wednesfield) : Barbara F m.William B Lang Apr>Jun 1931 W.Brom
- Ernest William Soper b.Apr>Jun 1906 King's Norton bmd dist, Worcs (b.Smithwick); m.Lily Sabin 1937, Oldbury, Worcs
: '71cen Edwin 3 b.Piddlehinton, Dor with family; Thomas 48 ag lab, carter, at Coal Yard Cottages, Fordington; b.Maiden Newton, Dor, Mary 40 b.Frome, St Quintin; Anne Sophia 22 at home domestic; Tom 14 ag lab; Louisa 12; Charles 9 all b.Fordington, Harriett 7 b.Bere Regis; George 5; Edwin 3 both b.Piddlehinton; William 8m b.Fordington scan (Harriett, 52 widowed laundress also at Coal Yard Cottages '71cen) : [not vis '81cen]
: ['91cen Edwin 23 at Fordington, Dor, b.Muston, Dor, parents Thomas & Mary]
: ['01cen Edwin 27 [but he & wife 33?] steam pipe fitter; [2 rooms] at 64 Gladstone St, (St Stephens), Nottingham, Notts; b.Dorchester, Dor (2nd family at address); Fanny 27 b.Clare, Wilts; Edwin 3 & Kathleen 2 both b.Ireland; scan: ??also in Nottingham Annie 17 housemaid b.Basingstoke, Hants]
: ['11cen Edwin 43 gen fitter, worker, chemical works, [4 rooms] at 40 Flash Rd, Oldbury, W.Bromwich, Staffs; b.Dorchester, Dor; Fanny 43 [m.14y, 4 births] b.Calne, Wilts; Edwin James 13 b.Castlebar, Ire; Cathleen Alice12 b.Downpatrick, Ire; Barbara Florrie 8 b.Wednesfield, Staffs all at school & Earnest William 4 b.Smithwick, War; scan]
: Fanny d.28 Nov 1938 of 40 Flash Rd, Oldbury, Worcestershire; d.Hallam Hospital, W.Bromwich, Staffs; admin Birmingham 13 Dec 1938 to Edwin, retired pipe fitter; estate £186 5s 10d; from Probate Calender, scan [Fanny (c1867-1938) d.Oct>Dec, W.Bromwich, Shrops, age 71]
: Edwin (c1868-1939) d.Oct>Dec 1939, Oldbury, Worcs, age 71

Charles m.Emmeline bef.1898 b.Stonehouse, Dev [m.not vis bmd, so assume in Ireland speculate in army?
: '91cen Charles nephew unm 21 toll collector (em'ee) at Laira Bridge Gate, Laira Green, Dev; b.Exmouth, Dev; with uncle William Farracy 67 married toll collector(em'ee) b.Ireland
- Charles 1898 Ireland
: '01cen Charles 31 inn keeper (self employed) 27 Buckwell St, Plymouth, Dev; b.Exmouth, Dev; Emmaline 32 b.Plymouth, Dev; Charles 3 b.Ireland; also navvys boarders Owen Owen 20 b.N Wales & Robert Lee b.Tiverton, Dev (2nd household at address); scan
: '11cen Charles 42 [hotel / house / inn keepers] at (24 Inn/West/South/St) Plymouth; b.Dev; Emmeline 43 wife [assist hotel keepers]; b.Stonehouse, Dev; Charles 14 son [government … boy / railway messenger / not]
: ??a Charles Soper (c1869-1919) d.Oct>Dec 1919, Plymouth, age 50
: ??an Emmeline m.Ernest R Gregory Jul>Sep 1924 Plymouth

Alice Jane Soper b.Jul>Sep 1899 Castletown, Ire; Irish Births Index [obvious link not vis bmd / '11cen]


1901 Irish Census; 13 Sopers

Charles V Soper 34 silver plate polisher; infantry pensioner at 24 Grenville St, Mountjoy (St George), Dublin North; b.City of Lon (C of E/Protestant) '01cen; Annie 34 b.County Cavan (R.Cath as all others); Francis P 10; Charles 9 both b.Dublin (all above can read & write*); George 6 b.Gibralta; Walter 4 b.Malta; Edwin 2 b.County Carlow signed '+ his mark' [but good signature '11cen??]; scan & scan2 a tenament by saw mill, 8 familes/33 people/8 rooms & only 5 windows at address [neighbouring houses similar] scan3; scan4 : [see biog]

Charles Soper (c1879-?) 22 Private Marine b.Eng (C of E) boarding at Sailors Home, 46 Harbour Row, Templeroben, Cork; other boarders, 4 Pvt Marines 24-28; ships steward 27 & able seaman 24; scan, scan2 17m & 5f at address scan3; scan4 : [not vis sailors notes; not obvious '81/'11cen]

John Soper 46 S A Coastguard b.Eng at Coastguard Station, Rerrin, Killaconnenagh parish, Bere, Cork; Alice 36; William Henry 14 both b.County Kerry; Mary Grace 12 b.county Ingo? [all read & write] & Alive J 1 b.county Cork, all C of E [family alone at address]; scan, scan2; 4 rooms, 5 windows scan3 : [John m.Apr>Jun 1882 Tralee, Ire Alice Jane M'Kiaben]

Thomas Soper 52 (C of Ire) forman joiner b.Eng; boarding at 23 Albert Place {4 rooms}, South Dock, (St Peters), Dublin with Martin Noland 54 coachman, wife 42 3 dau 14-18 & son 3 all b.Ire; other boarders Robert Black 25 & William Bell 36 joiners & Samual Reid 49 master polisher all b.Belfast & visitor Annie Whalen 40 parlour maid (all but son read & write); scan, scan2; scan3; scan4 : [??a Thomas m.Emily Newman 1875 Romsey; '81cen carpenter Battersea]


1901 England & Wales Census see: 10 Sopers born in Ireland (& 3 Soupers (below), a Saper & a Sopers)

Charles Souper (c1842-?), 59 at South Weald, Essex, b.Bradfield, Berks, an Army Colonel : Anna Souper 59 b.Ireland : Frances Souper b.c1873 28, b.Woolwich, Lon : Richard Souper c1878, 23, b.Ireland an oganist & ... : Charles Souper c1880, 21, b.Ireland a flautist [see C V Soper 1889 above]

Charles 31 inn keeper (self employed) 27 Buckwell St, Plymouth, Dev; b.Exmouth, Dev; Emmaline 32 b.Plymouth, Dev; Charles 3 b.Ireland; also navvys boarders Owen Owen 20 b.N Wales & Robert Lee b.Tiverton, Dev (2nd household at address); scan

Edwin 3 & Kathleen 2 b.Ireland with parents Edwin 27 steam piper fitter & Fanny 27; '01cen at 2 rooms in 64 Gladstone St, (St Stephens), Nottingham, Notts; b.Dorchester, Dor; scan : [2nd family at address]

Herbert Soper (1901-1934) b.16 Oct 1901, at 37 Cumberland St, Dublin & died unmarried 22 Nov 1934 at Dublin Union Workhouse
: Herbert Soper b.Oct>Dec 1901 Dublin North; [Ireland, Civil Registration]
: Herbert Soper b.Oct>Dec 1934 age 32, Dublin South; [Ireland, Death Index]

Luisa Soper bpt.14 Feb 1904; at Rathmines, Dublin; (b.17 Jan) to Charles Soper & Anne ne.Best of 110 Mt Pleasant Buildings; witnesses John & Bridget Murphy; priest John Fennelly : [Charles Valentine Soper (1865-1923) m.Anna Best, Enniskillen, Ire 1889 biog]


1911 Irish Census :

Charles Valentine Soper 46 hotel porter, pensioner, ex Sgt Kings Royal Rifles (C of E) at 20 Great Longford St, Royal Exchange (St Peters), Dublin; Irish 1911 Census; Annie 45 (R Cath) {m.22y 8 births, 7 alive} b.Cavan ; Percival 21unm hotel porter (C of E) b.Dublin; George 17 hotel porter b.Gibralta; Walter 15 b.Malta; Harold 12 b.Carlow; Herbert 10 b.Dublin & Louie 8 b.Dublin all at school, all R.Cath (all but youngest 2 can read & write); scan & scan2 : [see biog]


1911 UK Census : 8 names b.Ireland & living England

Charles Soper 19 Lance Corporal 2nd Dublin Fusiliers at Hartley Wintney, Hants; b.Dublin, County Dublin : [still Lance Corporal WW1]

Edwin James Soper 12 & Cathleen Alice Soper 12 both b.Ireland at West Bromwich, Staffs ; scan: [parents Edwin 43 & Fanny]

Ellen wife b.Ireland, 52 at Bridgend, Glam; husband Job 51 b.Dorset; Dorothy Elizabeth 15 & Charles 14 both b.Glam : [Job Soper m.Ellen Smith 1893 Bridgend, Glam]

Ellen Soper wife b.Ireland, 52 at Bridgend, Glamorganshire husband Job b.Dorset, Dorothy Elizabeth 15 & Charles 14 both b.Glam

John 56 retired chief officer, H M Coast Guard at 8 Maidenwells Tee Eindeswood, Plympton St Mary [4 rooms]; b.Diptford, Dev; Alice J 46; [m.28y 4 children all alive] b.Carrig So, Kerry, Ireland; William H 24unm seaman, royal navy; b.Kerry, Fenit, Ireland?; Mary G 23unm; b.Achill So, Mayo, Ireland; Alice J 11 at school b.Bere So, Cork, Ireland : [John d.1913]

Mable Irene Soper dau b.Ireland / Devon 20, at Portsmouth, Hants : [Mabel Irene Soaper b.Oct>Dec 1890 Kilkeel parents George ('91cen able seaman navy) m.Edith bef.1890]


unlinked births in Dublin; Irish Births Index
: Kathleen Soper b.Oct>Dec 1911, Dublin South : [??an Kathleen m.Jul>Sep 1932 Dublin S (to either Patrick Farrell; John Christopher O'Connor; Percy Soper or Laurence Wilson)]
: Annie Soper b.Oct>Dec 1914, Dublin S : [? an Annie Oct>Dec 1918, age 27, Belfast]
: Percy Francis Soper b.Jan>Mar 1916, Dublin South
: Female Soper b.Jan>Mar 1917, Dublin North
: Esther Anne Soper b.Apr>Jun 1918, Dublin S : [? an Esther d.Oct>Dec 1934, age 16 Dublin S]
: Male Soper b.Apr>Jun 1920, Dublin North
: Male Soper b.Oct>Dec 1922, Dublin North
: Elizabeth Annie Soper b.Jan>Mar 1923, Dublin S : [an Elizabeth A d.Jan>Mar 1955, age 32 Dublin S]
: Female Soper b.Apr>Jun 1925 Dublin South
: George Soper b.Oct>Dec 1927, Dublin South

Francis 'Percy' Soper (1890-1979), b.1 July 1890, Richmond Barracks, Invhicore, Dublin, m.Esther Tutty, 1 May 1912, St Peter's Dublin, witnesses Martha Keengan & Lizzie Fryer. With parents & siblings at 20 Gt Longford St at the time. 40 East Essex St also given on m.record, perhaps work address? '11cen a hotel porter, a waiter when married. Later a window cleaner. Eldest child, brought up C of E (father's religion) other 6 siblings reared as Catholics (mother's). Died 9 Mar 1976, aged 85. from ancestry.com
: Percival Soper m.Esther Anne Tutty Apr>Jun 1912 Dublin South
- Percy Soper (1890-1976) window cleaner; Fractured right femur 15 Mar 1915 in Dublin (states he fell 50ft off a building in civil life); posted for duty Manchester 9 Mar 1918 Wenternon? C Labour Corp; discharged 8 Nov 18, age 28 no longer physically fit for war service. Walks lame, cannot walk far, 10% disablement; awarded allowance 8s 3d for 13w : from War Service scans 357-363
- Mary J Soper Jul>Sep 1934 Dublin South; mother ne.Tutty : [& presume many others]

Ireland units in WW1 : Service Medals (issued to all servicemen) 1914-1920 : from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Charles Soper, Lance Corporal..., Royal Dublin Fusiliers, nr10913 : ['11cen still Lance Corporal age 19]
George Soper, Private..., Royal Dublin Fusiliers, nr11336. Medal Card gives moved on to RE : [Royal Engineers?] Dublin Fusiliers
Walter Soper, Private, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, nr11577 : Medal Card gives discharged 18 Jan 1916 Dublin Fusiliers

Robert John Soper m.Oct>Dec 1916 Newry [to either Elizabeth Moore Hall; Elizabeth Moore Dickson; Annie Boston (Boston & Soper duplicated entries)] : [??a an Annie d.Jan>Mar 1918 age 27 at Belfast]

Annie Soper (1891-1918) d.Oct>Dec 1918, age 27 Belfast, Ire : [perhaps Robert John m.Annie Boston Oct>Dec 1916 at Newry, Ire?]

George William Soper m.Oct>Dec1920 Cork; Irish Births Index [to either Catherine Frances O'Sullivan; Helena O'Donnell or Bertha Fitzharris]

William H J Soper (1892-?) enlisted in The Royal Irish Constabulary. Born England 1892. Enlisted 1920, married : Record page 76B #852093 ancestry.com [In WW1, a Private William H J Soper, 19th Hussars, nr16908] : ['11cen a William 19 private Fareham, Hants; b.Hants]

a Miss Soper m.Mr Hickey; Thomas W Hickey Jul>Sep 1934; Anthony H Hickey Jul>Sep 1938; Joan Hickey Jul>Sep 1939; Arnold D Hickey Oct>Dec 1942; Charles V Hickey Apr>Jun 1945; Olive Hickey Apr>Jun 1947 all b.Dublin South; mother ne.Soper

Herbert J St G Soper b.Oct>Dec 1921 Cork, Ire; Irish Births Index : [link not vis yet]

Anne Soper (c1866-1923) died Oct>Dec 1923, age 57 Dublin South; Irish Death Index : [link not vis yet]

Harold Soper m.Jan>Mar 1928 Dublin S (to Catherine M Fennelly; Mary Bridget Peters; Nora Sweeney; Nora Tidswell or Susanna Toole) : [??a Harold (1901-1946) d.Oct>Dec 1946 Dublin N, age 45 : ????a Nora d.Jul>Sep 1943, age 55 Dublin S]

a Miss Soper m.Mr Hickey; Thomas W Hickey Jul>Sep 1934; Anthony H Hickey Jul>Sep 1938; Joan Hickey Jul>Sep 1939; Arnold D Hickey Oct>Dec 1942; Charles V Hickey Apr>Jun 1945; Olive Hickey Apr>Jun 1947 all b.Dublin South; mother ne.Soper

Percy Soper m.Ms Jordan Apr>Jun 1939 Dublin South; Ireland m.Index

Percy Soper m.Apr>Jun 1939 Dublin South
- Rohan Soper Apr>Jun 1940, all Dublin S; mother ne.Jordan
- Percival L Soper Jul>Sep 1944 Dublin S
- Lydia E Soper Jan>Mar 1956 Dublin S

George Soper (c1896-1946) died Oct>Dec, age 50 Dublin South : [link not vis yet]

Louisa Soper Oct>Dec m.1948 Dublin South : [to either John Turley; James Joseph Delaney; Kevin Farrell or John Murphy] : [link not vis yet]

William J Soper Apr>Jun m.Apr>Jun1952 Dublin South : [to either Dorothy W Duncan or Elsa L Kingston] : [link not vis yet]

- Philomena M Soper b.Jan>Marr 1954 Dublin South, Ireland; mother ne.Ryan
- Martin G Soper b.Jan>Mar 1956 Dublin S
- Una T Soper b.Jan>Mar 1957 Dublin S

Rolan/Rowland Soper a song writer/singer, 'sounding like Nat King Cole'; bought a house in Dowland Rd nr.Walkinstown; ?connection to Apollo Cinema, Walkinstown : [Dublin?] from www seems fairly recent? : [??a Rohan above]

Undated Irish Birth Records
- Hannah Soper bpt.? to William & Elizabeth
- Ells Soper b.? to William & Ells



Isle of Man

Ann Soper & spouce Edward Gower, baptised Richard Levison Gower 22 Jan 1807 St George's, Douglas, Isle of Man [Parish registers] (this bpt also recorded at Braddan, I of M) also bpt.Norah Elizabeth Gower 22 Jan 1807 St George's : [only 2 Soper mentions in I of M parish registers]

Marthe Soper (c1809-?) 52 at Conchan '1861 census, only person in household; b.Down Ireland, (reg disc Anglesey, sub Holyhead

No Sopers in Isle of Man '71-'11cens I of M



Lancashire

Lancashire virtual parish clerk : record search : 3 Soper entries Sep'10

Sopper, (possibly other names Robert, Owersbie, Cuxwold) parish Penwortham, Lancs : Consistory Court of Lincoln 1571 & 1591

Only 36 igi records for Lancs, added below
BMD for Lancashire 93 names

Gennett Sooper b.2 Mar 1608 Upper Darwen, Lancs, d.2 Aug 1669 (igi)

Elizabeth Sooper m.William Orrell 23 Dec 1688 Wigan, Lancs

Mary Sooper b.abt 1784 of Ashton Under Lyne, Lancs : m.John Gaskill abt 1802 : d.Illinois, US
Lucy Sooper b.abt1784 Liverpool, Lancs : m.Keilah Hall 1 Dec 1801 Raynham, Plymouth, Massachusetts : died 27 Sep 1857 Auburn, Androscoggin, Maine (igi)

Elizabeth Sopper m.1787 at Lancashire : more details available from Non-conformist bmdregisters

Thomas Soper b.1794 at Lancashire : more details available from Non-conformist bmdregisters

Elizabeth Soper m.Robert Roberts 20 Jan 1802 Manchester Cathedral

Thomas Soper, Richard Gower [listed 1st] & John Beavis, Birmingham, leather dressers 10 Jan : Bankruptcy Dividends : from The Universal magazine pub.1804 Google Books snippet; bankruptcy meeting Aug 3 & 4 & Sept 4 1804 at Swan Inn, High St, Birmingham 'The Morning Chronicle' (pub.Lon 25 Jul), from newspapers.bl.uk; bankruptcy meeting 18 Jan at Swan Inn, from 'Morning Post'

Edward Soper m.Jane Brown 8 May 1820 St Peter, Church St, Liverpool (igi) : [a prisoner '41cen?] : [an Edward Souper d.Oct>Dec 1856 Liverpool]

Philip R P Souper b.c1875; m.Jane A Griffiths Apr>Jun 1824 Manchester, Lancs; d.Jul>Sep 1946 age 71 Aled, Denbighshire, Wales (bmd)

Jane Soper m.Jan>Mar 1839, Warrington


3 people in 1841 census

Edward Soper age 30-4, a prisoner in Lancaster Castle in 1841 census, b.Lancashire : [about 530 prisoners there] : [m.1820?] : [an Edward Souper d.Oct>Dec 1856 Liverpool]

Alexander Soper (c1827-?) age 14, b.outside GB, at St George St, Liverpool (St Thomas parish) in 1841 census, in household of John Sorley 35 teacher, Elizabeth 35, William Sorley 14, Joanna 3, Richard Henry Stour 20 assistant teacher, Helen & Margaret Roberts both 20 & servants : [Soper but transcribed as Toper]

William Soper Parnell (c1825-?) age 16, an apprentice mariner in 1841 census at 35 Grafton St, Liverpool, Toxteth Park [later a master mariner]


Richard George Soper (1829-1912) Congregational minister transfered to Lancs Independent College 1845 biog
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Richard George Soper, from Lancashire Independant school, passed University of London BA degree examination : from The Times 2 Nov 1848 95/746n

Mary Soper m.James Green 15 Nov 1846 : Manchester Collegiate Church (later Manchester Cathedral) igi & bmd (Oct>Dec)

Mr Soper for the prosecution at Northern Circuit, Liverpool 16 Aug; defending a drunk beer house keeper who knifed & killed a customer at Chorton-cum-Hardy. Jury not guilty of murder but life transportation for manslaughter; in 'Northern Star' 21 Aug 1847, from news.bl.uk; scan : [presume '41cen William 30-4 lawyer, at St Stoke Damerell, Dev]


Mathew Soper b.1804c in Cumberland. The only Soper living in Lancs 1851 census

also 13 Sophers '51cen; all but Cohen, b.Ireland : Donnis Sopher 42, Esther Sopher 44, Mary Sopher 36, Honor Sopher 26, Cohen Sopher 22 b.Scotland, Ann Sopher 18, Catherine Sopher 17, Thomas Sopher 17, Patrick Sopher 16, Bridget Sopher 14, Thomas Sopher 11, Mary Sopher 9, Catharine Sopher 8 & Esther Sopher 5


Colin Sapier 22 merchants clerk at 21 Upper Pett St, Liverpool, Lancashire '51cen, b.Scotland; with Mary Ords 39 widowed lodging house keeper b.Cumberland; Elizabeth 10 & Robert 2 both b.Lancs & unm sisters Elizabeth Crake 44 & Elenor Crate 30 both b.Cumberland; visitor John Macdonald 19 merchants clerk b.Scotland (listed below Colin) & mother Mary Clrake 75 widow annuitant scan : [ancestry.com transcribed 'Sopher' corrected]

Honor Sopher 26 [perhaps 'Lophis'?] hawker of logs at Albrose? St, Chorley, Lancashire '51cen, b.Ireland scan

John Soper jnr & Thomas Wadham commission agents & corn brokers, at Liverpool, Lancaster, under the partnership firm Wadham & Soper, dissolved 31 Dec by mutual consent. All debts due to or from the firm are to go to Thomas Wadham. 2 Jan 1851 (London Gazette 7 Jan) & 'Morning Chronicle' 8 Jan : scan
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Wadham & Soper, commission agents of Liverpool, partnership dissolved : from The Times 8 Jan 1851 : 36/211p : [John jnr son of John snr hatter who d.
1839]

Mary Sopher [perhaps Sophir?] 36 widowed small ware dealer at 10 Danson Square, Court 1, Wardelworth, Rochdale, Lancs '51cen; Bridget Sopher 14 factory operatric cotton; Mary Sopher 9 scholar; lodger Thomas Sopher 17 married tin ware dealer; & dau Catherine Sopher 17 married factory operatric cotton; all b.Ireland; scan

Mathew Roper 17 confectioner at 12 Devonport St, Toxteth Park, Lancashire '51cen, b.Whetstone [Whates Lourger?], Cumberland; with Reece Nanney 35 joiner b.Chester, Cheshire & Mary A 36 b.Whetstone, Cumberland scan


John Souper m.Martha Reece 11 Oct 1857 Manchester Cathedral (igI) & (m.Oct>Dec bmd) : assumed family : all b.Manchester bmd district
- John Souper b.Jan>Mar 1860:
- Thomas Souper b.Jan>Mar 1867 (a Thomas Souper d.Oct>Dec 1867 Newington, Lon age 0);
- Sarah Jane Souper b.Jan>Mar 1873;
- Edward Souper b.Jul>Sep 1875 &
- Martha Ann Souper d.Jul>Sep 1878 age 9 [assume connection with Edward Souper d.Oct>Dec 1856 - perhaps father or 1st son?]


Mary Sopher (c1859-?) The only entry in 1861 Lancs census, living at Altcar, a visiter in the household of Thomas Burgess a married farmer of 57 acres & children sons Thomas 23, married , Miles 23 unmarried, Mary 18 unmarried all b.Altcar, Lancs, also Alice Sopher, a niece 12, scholar [possibly 'Grand Dau' crossed out & visiter added?]

John Soper b.Hulme, Lancs b.c1860 with parents John 27 (piano small part maker) & Harriett 43 at Chelsea, Lon : '61cen : [a John Maria Joseph Soper b.Apr>Jun 1860 at Hilme (Chorlton bmd district), Lancs]

George Henry Sopher b.Manchester, Lanc b.c1836 at Shoreditch, Lon : '61cen


Laura Soper b.19 Mar 1866 Liverpool, Lancs to George Soper & Ann Grimes : m.George Gilbert 21 Feb 1887 New York : died 12 Dec 1926

Soper and Sons controlled Welch Hill, Leigh, Lancashire, in 1866; with the decline in the silk trade it stood idle for a time until Gamble & Smith installed cotton weaving looms (erected 1859 for Kemp & Stone at & at one time had 1,800 weavers at mill or in their home) 1894 : [Henry (c1802-1867) silk weaver London]

William Soper mariner m.Elizabeth Roberts 12 Mar 1868 St Michael in the Hamlet, Aigburth, Lancs. both unm of Upper Hill St; fathers John Soper butcher & John Roberts tailor; witness, Estile Cato & Elizabeth Jane Roberts; by licence by incumbent William Clementson, M.Reg; p.224 lamn-opc.org : [m.Jan>Mar; W.Derby, Lancs (bmd)]
- William Estill Soper b.Jan>Mar 1872 Liverpool, a public house manager [m.1894 below] : William's wife of a son b.30 Nov 1871 at 23 Rathbone St [Liverpool], 'Liverpool Mercury' 9 Dec, from newspapers.bl.uk : [assume William Estill Soper m.1894]
- Phoebe Cissie Soper b.Oct>Dec 1873 Liverpool; '01cen 27 ironer; [a Phoebe Soper wit m.of Byron/Lomath 1893] : (m.Alfred Richard Craine 1901 Toxteth Park, Lancs) : [not vis '81cen]
- John Douglas Soper b.Jan>Mar 1877 Liverpool; shipwright; m.Sophia Jane Kewell 1905, Toxteth, a widower '11cen below :
- Charles Edwin Soper b.Apr>Jun 1880 Liverpool: hairdresser; m.Mary Jane Harrison 1907, W.Derby :
- Elizabeth Soper b.Jul>Sep 1884 Liverpool
: ?a Henry b.Jan>Mar 1886 & d.Apr>Jun 1887 age 1; Liverpool :
: ?an Elizabeth d.Jul>Sep 1893 age 44? Liverpool
: ??W B Soper elected churchwarden of St Pauls, Preston [Lancs]; in 'Lancaster Gazette' 2 Apr 1869; scan
: ['71cen not vis]
: ['81cen none vis (a John 30 policeman & Elizabeth 30 in Lancs but different child)]
: ['91cen Elizabeth 41 wife [husband not listed] machinist at 42 Rathbone St, (St Mark), Liverpool, Lancs; Phoebe 17 machinist; John D 14; Charles E 11 scholar; Elizabeth 6 scholar all b.Liverpool;
scan]
: Elizabeth Soper d.Jul>Sep 1893 age 44 all Liverpool bmd district
: [Phoebe Soper & Elias Williams witnessed m.of William John Lomath (joiner 21) & Janet Byron (21 both of Rathbone St) 22 Oct 1893 at St Peter, Liverpool source]
: ['01cen Phoebe 27unm dungaree iron machinist in 4 rooms at 25 Micawber St, Toxteth Park, Liverpool C B, Lancs; brother Charles E 21unm, gentlemans hairdresser; sister Elizabeth 16 all b.Liverpool; scan]
: ['11cen Elizabeth 26 b.Liverpool; with John Douglas 34 widower, 8 Wrenbury St, Holt Rd, Liverpool, (West Derby RD), Lancs; dau Gertrude 4, with brother-in-law Frederick Charles Jack 39 fireman] : ['11cen Charles hairdresser in Derby with wife; Also sister Pheobe, Jack 37 {m.4y} & Margery 2m, all b.Liverpool]

H Soper & son, Leigh : Wanted advert a good steam engine with latest improvements 20 or 22 horses' power : from Guardian Newspaper, 30 Dec 1868 [another advert 1880]
: H Soper & Son's agents Mr Dean not received a reply from his employer on weavers' 1870 deputation for 1d per yard wage increase. He was abroad. The award given, but the cost of living said to increase by 25% in 18m. T weavers' lot became worse, by 1877 trade was almost at a standstill & most mills were shut.
leighlife.com
: Henry Soper & Sons, Welsh Hill Mills; 1 of 6 Leigh silk manufacturers in Warrels Directory; . ('71cen Leigh pop.17,621 inc Bedford & Pennington; 10%inc on '61cen; with railway & canal links, 12m.W of Manchester) : [1st spinning jenny, Leigh 1763] source
: Welsh Hill Row or Street is close by - sometimes called Albert Street we are told. Down here in days long gone, was the little pub, the Beehive. It flourished in the 1880's (as did all the pubs in Leigh). In 1885 James Southern was landlord, & no doubt he did well with silk workers in the mill of H Soper & Sons lower down the street near the canal. leighlife.com

Richard George Soper (1829-1912) Congregational minister transfered to Boys School, Liverpool, Lancs 1868-74 : [see biog] : [see '71cen below]

Mary Elizabeth Soaper b.3 May 1869 to William & Elizabeth: bapt.2 May 1870 St Peter, Liverpool, Lancs : [not visable '71cen]
- ?an Elizabeth Soper bapt.20 Oct 1889 St Peter's Liverpool to William & Elizabeth

W B Soper & J Turner elected churchwarden of St Pauls, Preston [Lancs]; in 'Lancaster Gazette' 2 Apr 1869, from news.bl.uk; scan : [no WBS vis bmd or '61/'71cen ] : [William m.Elizabeth Roberts 1868]


Abraham Soper 44 b.Brosley, Shrops at West Derby, Lancs '71cen

John Sopher (c1809-?), head 62 at Much Woolton, Lancs '71cen : Catherine Sopher wife 35 both b.Ireland : Patrick Sopher 16 : Catherine Sopher 14 : John Sopher 12 : Eliza Sopher 10 : Sarah Sopher 8 : Amos Sopher 5 all b. Much Woolton, Lancs C7.1112
presume connection with another family of Lancs Sophers (speculate- son ?)

Richard George Soper (Rev, BA) (c1829-?) head 42 b.Greatham, Lancs at Boarding & Day School 50 & 52 Prince's Park, Devonshire Rd, Toxteth Park, Lancs '71cen : Mary Soper wife 44 b.Ireland : Richard F Soper 14 : Letitia M Soper 12 both b.Clevedon, Lancs : Frank A Soper 10 : George C Soper 9 both b.Ludlow, Shrops : Ann S Soper Mother, 83 b.Ockthrp, Lancs liverpool-schools.co.uk : [see Rev R G Soper's biog]

Sarah Sopher (c1799-?), head 72 at Liverpool, Lancs; b.Worcester '71cen


William Soper's wife of a son b.30 Nov 1871 at 23 Rathbone St, [Liverpool], 'Liverpool Mercury' (pub.Liverpool) 9 Dec, from newspapers.bl.uk : [assume William Estill Soper b.reg Jan>Mar 1872 below m.1894]

Nathaniel Abraham Sopher (c1829-1906) m.Sarah Ann Fisher or Elizabeth Keen Oct>Dec 1873, Ormskirk, Lancs (bmd) & Nathaniel A Sopher d.Jan>Mar 1906, E. Preston, Lancs, age 77 : [see Poland Sopers]

John Soper m.Eliza Coyde Apr>Jun 1876, Chorlton; : [no John Charles b.c1850 bmd]
- Ellen Catherine Soper b. Oct>Dec 1876, Chorlton
: Ellen Catherine Souper bapt.1 Feb 1877 at St John the Baptist, Lancs, to John Charles Souper & Eliza Ann [igi]
: [John Soper 1875; Joined 14 Jun 1875; age 25; b.Stoke Gabriel, Dev; Religion, C of E; Single; Manchester Police Index 1858-1941]
: ['81cen John 30 policeman b.Totness, Dev at 10 Hall St, Chorlton on Medlock; Eliza 30 b.Teignmouth , Dev & dau Ellen 4 scholar b.Manchester, Lancs, also Fredick Cameron (30u) a policeman b.Bererly,Yorks, a lodger?] : [not vis '91 but an Eliz 41 with other children at Liverpool]

a 'soaper' in Padiham : 1877. A lease between James Emmett of Cheapside, Habergham Eaves, soaper. Lancashire Record Office ref DDKS 22/154 www.a2a

Joseph Soper Harbert & Elizabeth Harbert of 11 RD Canal Terrace 1878; 35 Fontenoy St 1881 & 5; bapt.Grangegorman parish; Arthur Patrick Joseph Harbert bpt.23 Aug 1878; Mary Elizabeth Harberd bpt.9 Jan 1881; Evangeline Florence Harberd bpt.10 Mar 1885; Irish Genealogy; [JSH m.Elizabeth Taplin Oct>Dec 1869, Holborn, Lon]

Note: igi records have several Sopers "born Garston, Lancs, Eng" 1879-1897, but this was Garston, Otago, New Zealand

Frederick [William] Soper 22 a labourer of 5 Foundry St m.Mary Jane Lloyd, 22 a frame tenter of 33 Foundry St (both unm; m. by banns, by H Haworth) 30 Mar 1879 at Holy Trinity, Bolton Le Moors, Bolton, Lancs [m.Jan>Mar bmd] fathers Henry Charles Soper engineer & William Lloyd, contractor; witnesses John & Ada Lloyd 'X' lamn-opc.org [Frederick W b.c1858 Lambeth Walk, Lambeth (to Henry C & Susan who m.1851), Mary b.Wellington Oaken Gates, Shrops]opc.org.uk
- Henry Charles Soper b.Jan>Mar 1878 Bolton; '81cen 13 a piecer
- Frank Soper b.Apr>Jun 1883 Bolton b.St Johns; '01cen 19, Pvt Lancs Fusiliers 1898-01 then Shrops Light Inf; a Frank m.Catherine Coleman Jan>Mar 1910 Bolton; '11cen Frank/Ivy
- Adelaide Soper b.Apr>Jun 1885 Bolton, (?an Adelaide m.Joseph Walker Jan>Mar 1940, Bolton)
- Thomas Soper b.c1889 Bolton, ['01cen 13 little piecer]
- Norman Soper b.Jan>Mar 1891, Bolton & d.Jul>Sep 1891 age 0 Little Bolton, Bolton
- A sad list of Bolton bmd district infant deaths 1880-95; presume this family : Norman b.Oct>Dec 1880 d.Jul>Sep 1881 age 0 at Haliwell, Bolton [in '91cen above] : Arthur b.Jan>Mar 1882 d.Jan>Mar 1883 age 1 at Haliwell, Bolton : Ivy b.Oct>Dec 1886 d.Apr>Jun 1887 age 0 at Tonge with Haulgh : Ivy b.Oct>Dec 1889 d.Jul>Sep1890 age 0 at Tonge with Haulgh: Norman b.Jan>Mar 1891 d.Jul>Sep 1891 age 0 at Great Bolton : Arthur b.Apr>Jun 1892 d.Oct>Dec1893 age 1 at Great Bolton : Ivy b. & d.Apr>Jun 1895 age 0 at Great Bolton
: ['61cen 5 parents Henry 33 engineer & Susan 27 at Lambeth]
: ['81cen a Frederick 22 unm footman in Sx; b.Berks with no b.vis scan)]
: ['91cen Frederick W 33 smith (employee) at 4 Radcliffe Rd, Tonge with Haulgh, (St Peters), Bolton, Lancs; b.Lon; Mary J 22 b.Shrops; Henry C 13 piecer (cott); Frank 8; Adelaide 7 both scholars; Thomas 2; Norman 2m all b.Bolton, Lancs; scan & scan2]
: son Frank Pvt nr.4965 & 5692 5th Bat, Lancs Fusiliers Reg 98-01; b.St Johns, Bolton; resident 36 Back Foundry Street, St Johns, Bolton; 5ft 4in; weight 108lbs; 31½in expansion 2in; fresh complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair; C of E; tattoos 4 dots Rt & 1 left forearms; blue scar lip cheek (& 7m later 5ft 5in; 115lbs; man's head tattooed on right forearm); a piecer for W Jenkins foreman of The Robin Hood Spinning Co Works, Bolton; Attested militia 29 Oct 98 Bury, Lancs age 17y 1m [so b~Sep 81 (so 2y underage)]; 29 Oct 98- 28 May 99; Attended underage, discharged on payment 29 May 99 : Paid £2 on 31 May 99, Bury; Attested [again] for 6 years; 1 Jun 99 , Bolton; age 17y 6m [so b~Jan 82 (so 1½y underage)]; fit at medical 3 Jun at Bury; Served 1 Jun to 29 Jul 99; Embodied 19 Feb -17 Oct 00; Disembodied 18 Oct 00 - 4 Mar 01; Joined Shropshire Light Infantry 5 Mar 01 army record
: [family in '01cen Frederick W 43 steel tool smith at 36 Back Foundry St, Bolton, Lancs; b.Lambeth Walk, Lon; Mary Jane 43 b.Wellington Oaken Gates, Shrops; Henry Charles 23 labourer for smith; Adelade 15 & Thomas 13 little piecer in cotton mill, all b.Bolton : [a 'little piecer' worked under the spinning mule, mending treads. Injuries were common, if not quick moving from the returning carriage]
: '01cen Frank 19unm b.Bolton, Lancs, Private at Shropshire Light Infantry Depot; scan
: [Thomas in court 1908 & '11cen a Thomas 21 in an institition in Preston]
: ['11cen Fred William (c1855) 56 engineers toolsmith at 132 Fletcher St, Bolton, Lancs; b.London; Mary Jane 56 {m.32y}; b.Bken Gates Shrops & Ivy 5, at school b.Bolton & visitor Elizabeth Murphy 23unm laundress b.Bolton (all transcribed 'Loper') ] : [perhaps Henry died WW1? see 1916]
- Ivy Soper b.Jan>Mar 1906, Bolton ('11cen with assumed grandparents, age 5) d.Oct>Dec 1924, Bolton, age 19
: ['11cen ?a Thomas 21m labourer collier above ground Cheetham, Manchester [Prestwich RD], Lancs; b.Bolton. Lancs]
: Mary J Soper (c1855-1914) d.Jan>Mar 1914, age 59, Bolton, Lancs
: Frederick W Soper (c1855-1929) d.Apr>Jun 1929, age 74, Bolton, Lancs

H Soper & sons (Lept?), Lancashire, advertised a piano card cutting machine & repeater for Jacquard Work 'state price & where to send' : from Guardian Newspaper, 10 Sept 1880 [another advert 1868]

John Super & Emily of 17 Southern St, Manchester bapt children at St Matthew, Man : Martha Super 28 Nov 1880; Lottie Super 23 Apr 1882


7 Sopers in Lancs 1881 census

John Soper 30 policeman b.Totness, Dev at 10 Hall St, Chorlton on Medlock '81cen; wife Eliza Soper 30 b.Teignmouth , Dev & dau Ellen Soper 4 scholar b.Manchester, Lancs, also Fredick Cameron (30u) a policeman b.Bererly,Yorks, a lodger? : [a John m.Eliza Ann 1876 Lanc]

William Soper 24 unm boarder at 18 Queen Anne St, Liverpool, a manager (11/1) b. Sturford, Dorset

Henry Soper 46 a 'cartar' b.Dolton, Dev at 55 Albert St, Burnley '81cen & wife Mary Soper 45 house keeper b.North Hill, Cornwall; also 'dau & son' Mealah SMITH 19 b.N.Hill,Corn a cotton winner & John Smith 10 b.Torbay,Dev : presumably Mary had remarried : [could he be the H Soper, card cutter 1868 & 1880 above?] : [Henry bur Burnley 1888 age 53 abode workhouse] : [assume Henry m.Mary Ann Smith 1874, Newton Abbott, Dev]

Nathaniel A Sopher 52, married, a bath chairman, boarding at 1 Castle St, North Meols, b.Kiev, Poland. a British Subject, boarding with James Hurst 31 butcher, wife & 2 dau, also Peter Hurst 58 father also bath chairman b.Ormskirk & boarder Elizabeth Greasley 56 dressmaker b.Berks : [to Sussex by '91cen; see Poland]


Mary Ann Soper 25 May 1867 Nokomai, Otago, New Zealand : m.David Thompson 21 Jul 1884 Garston, Lancs, Eng : d.13 Nov 1918 Invercargill, Otago, New Zealand

Henry Soper Jan>Mar 1886 & d.Apr>Jun 1887 age 1, Liverpool bmd district
:
Henry Soper (c1835-1888) buried in a puplic grave, Burnley Cemetery, 3 Jul 1888 (nr15958), age 53; abode Workhouse; : [Henry m.Mary Ann Smith 1874, Newton Abbott, Dev]

Elizabeth Soper bapt.20 Oct 1889, Liverpool, St Peter's, Lancs (igi)


19 Sopers in Lancs '91cen : (?perhaps also 7 Sopers in Bolton, Lancs 1891 census : source unless this is the Tonge with Haulgh family below)

Annie Soper 27unm nurse (domestic) at Alder Grange, Bank Street, Lower Booths, (St Marys), Rawtenstall, Lancashire '91cen; b.Aldershot, Hampshire; servant to George Hardman 37 woolen mfr, wife, 5 children 10m-9, nurse, 2 nurse maids, cook, waitress, housemaid ; scan & scan
: '81cen ?an Annie 17 servant at Wharfedale St, Lon; b? : [not vis '71cen]
: '01cen Annie 37 sick nurse hospital at Streatham, Lon; at Basingstoke, Hants : [not vis '11cen/or bmd]

Annie Sopher 31 wife at Everton, Lancs b.Liverpool, Lancs

Elizabeth Soper 41 machinist at 42 Rathbone Street, (St Mark), Liverpool, Lancs '91cen; Phoebe Soper 17 machinist; John D Soper 14; Charles E Soper 11 scholar; Elizabeth Soper 6 scholar all b.Liverpool, Lancs; scan : [William m.Elizabeth Roberts 1868]

Frederick W Soper 33 smith at 4 Radcliffe Road, Tonge With Haulgh, (St Peters), Bolton, Lancashire '91cen; b.Lon; Mary J Soper 22 b.Shrops; Henry C Soper 13 piecer (cott); Frank Soper 8; Adelaide Soper 7 bot scholars; Thomas Soper 2; Norman Soper 2m all b.Bolton, Lancs; scan & scan2 : [see Fredrick & Mary m.1878 Bolton]

John Soper 26 (spinwill?) joiner (employee) at 37 Lower Cambridge St, Chorlton on Medlock, Lancs, '91cen, Elizabeth Soper 25 Florence Soper 1 all b.Tavistock, Dev boarding with John H Steeler 40 factory warehouseman b.Guernsey, wife & son : scan : [a John m.Jan>Mar 1889 & Florence Mabel Soper b.Apr>Jun 1890, both Tavistock, Dev]

Mary A Soper 53 mother-in-law in 4 rooms at 9 Milner St (St Andrews), Burnley, Lancs; b.North Hill, Cornwall with Arian Treleaven 38 coal miner b.Lauceston, Dev; Mary A 33 cotton winder b.Linkinhome, Con; Mary M 13 cotton winder; Florance 8, Adrian 7 & Athel 3 b.Burnley, Lancs & bro-in-law William Smith 15 clogger apprentice b.Forgway, Dev scan : [assume Henry m.Mary Ann Smith 1874, Newton Abbott, Dev]

Mary M Soper 30 at Bootle, Lancs, b.Ireland? with Mary Ann Mcdaid 56, Kate 29 both b.Ire & dau 10 & 4 b.Liverpool : scan : [?'61cen Joseph 62, a retired merchant b.Parish Charles, Plymouth : wife Elizabeth 40 b.Devonport & dau's Mary M 19, scholar b.Newfoundland; Elizabeth 1; Amey 3m both b.Plymouth]


Phoebe Soper witnessed m.of William John Lomath 21 joiner son of a coach painter, to Janet Byron, both b.Rathbone St 1893; from source : [Pheobe b.1873 assume at Rathbone St]

William Estill Soper m.Rebecca Waterson Oct>Dec 1894 Toxteth Park : b.Jan>Mar 1872 Liverpool : d.Apr>Jun 1930 age 55 W.Derby
: [William Estill Soper b.Jan>Mar 1872, Liverpool] : '81cen : '91cen not visable
- William John Soper b.Oct>Dec 1895 Toxteth bmd dist
: '01cen : William E 29 public house manager at 1 Clarence St, Liverpool, b.Liverpool, Rebecca 28 b.Sunderland, Durham, William J 5 b.Liverpool;
scan : (‘by ‘11cen John Smethurst managed it)
: '11cen : William E 38, [steward/merchant] at [62 Liverpool/Derby/West St], West Derby, Lancs; wife Rebecca 37, William J 15 all b.Lancs : [he sail many times between Eng & New York 1917 & 1924 (as crew), sometimes on The Carmania]
: [?connection to John Estill Soper Jr (1826-2001) b.30 Apr Nicholas County, the son of the late John Estill Soper Snr & Edna Geraldine Herrin Soper (Jnr; lifetime member of UK College of Agriculture Association) source] : [?seems no link to another John Estill Soper (1895-1966) son of John Harvey Soper (1869-1955) & Mary Wilson source]

Henry Soper, Weslyan Minister bur.John James Gaskell 1895 & bur.John Farnworth (under Act of 1880) 20 Apr 1896, both at St John the Evangelist, Lancs lamn-opc.org Rev's biog

Florette Soper m.Herbert Rishworth Dawson 16 (or 14) Mar 1895, Egerton St Wesleyan Methodist, Moses Gate, Farnworth, Lancs : Herbert 30 of 10 The Esplanade Dover, clerk at wholesale warehouse : Florette 25 of 36 Bolton Rd Farnworth, both unm : Fathers: William Henry Dawson, wholesale milk dealer (deceased) & Henry Soper, Weseleyan Methodist Minister : Witness: James Henry Owen Soper [brother 29]; A Bainbridge; Maud Soper [sister 17] & Mary Dawson : otp.org.uk [m.Jan>Mar either Bolton Register Office or registrar attended bmd]

Mary Ann Soper (c1833-1897) d.Apr>Jun 1897, Burnley East age 64


1901 Census, 25 Names

Arthur Soher 19unm domestic footman at 2 Rose Brac, Rose Lane, Allerton, Lancs; b.Hants; lodging with James Mather 37 gardener domestic b.Cheshire, Kate 33 b.Westmorland, son 6 & Mary Mather 63 b.Wales scan : [perhaps the Arthur m.Bertha Bourner 1903]

Charles Soper 21 a gentlemans hairdresser at Liverpool, Toxteth Park, Lancs b.Liverpool, Lancs : [Charles Edwin Soper m.Mary Jane Harrison 1907]

Daniel Sapper 35 b.Petertary, Dev, an iron planer, Margaret Sapper a cotton weaver at Accrington, Lancs 36 b.Accrington, Elizabeth Sapper 14 b.Accrington, a cotton weaver : [assume connection to Harris Sapper 57 below]

Frederick W Soper 43 steel tool smith at 36 Back Foundry Street, Bolton, Lancs; b.Lambeth Walk, Lon, '01cen; Mary Jane Soper 43 b.Wellington Oaken Gates, Shrops; Henry Charles Soper 23 labourer for smith; Adelade Soper 15 & Thomas Soper 13 a little piecer in cotton mill, all b.Bolton; with visitor Andrew Marsh 30 iron foundry labourer b.Bolton scan : [Fredrick & Mary m.1878 Bolton]

Gerald Souper 29 an actor lodging at 17 Rumford St, S.Manchester, Lancs; b.Shanghai, China; Florence Souper actress b.Birmingham, Warwicks: [see Gerald Edward Kay Souper (1871-1947) artists]

Harry Sopper b.1864 Lambeth, m.Chorlton, Lancs Jul>Sep.1901 (1st born Harry b.Reigate, Sy 1905) (bmd) : '01cen, Harry Sopper at S.Manchester, Lancs, age 37 : b.London, a retired stock broker [just before his marriage?] an H Sopper, sailed from London to Yokohama, Japan, 1899 : from findmypast.com
[an Mr H Sopper to S.Africa 1911 (& a Sopper 1908)] :
[connection? William Sopper & Co, Stockbrokers, 6 Throgmortn St, London, phone nr. 1902-05 (age 27, Streatham '01cen)] :
[perhaps connection to N A Sopher? below, who also moved to S.Eng>]

Harris Sapper 57 a cattle slaughterer at Liverpool, Lancs '01cen, Leah Sapper 48 both Russian Subjects, b.Russia : [assume connection, parents? to Daniel Sapper 27 above]

John Sopher 26 shipping merchant cotton goods (naval store), self employed at 24 Parkfield Street, Moss Side, Lancs, '01cen, b.Turkish Subject, Turkey; boarding with Janey Rhodes 40 boarding house keeper; son James 15, Catherine 14, Arthur 12; boarder Mrs Noel 28 widow b.France & servant Mary A Cuthbert 43 housekeeper scan

Mary Sapper 46 a fish hawker at Wigan, Lancs '01cen, b.Upholland, Lancs : [assume connection, Harris Sapper 57 above]

Phoebe Soper 27unm dungaree iron machinist in 4 rooms at 25 Micawber Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool C B, Lancs; brother Charles E Soper 21unm, gentlemans hairdresser; sister Elizabeth Soper 16 all b.Liverpool; scan : ['91cen Elizabeth wife 41, at Liverpool, Lancs, Phoebe 17, John D 14, Charles E 11 & Elizabeth 6, all b.Liverpool]

William H Soper 52 steam ship engineer at 8 Wellfield Road, Preston, Lancs; b.London, '01cen, Johanna Soper 52 & Ernest Soper 23 an engineer steam ship, both b.Plymouth, Dev, also Florence Waterson* sister-in-law 18unm b.Sunderland, Durham scan : [William H m.Johanna bef.1871; sailing sopers] : [*William Estill Soper m.Rebecca Waterson 1894]

William Soper 52 engineer at "Forsham" steam sand pump (vessel), Preston, Lancs, '01cen, b.Lon scan : [354 tons; pumping sand, r & rubble; based at Preston dock; On board; mate 36m, engineers 52m & 39m, steward 36m, fireman 19, able seamen 34m, 34unm & 17; ord seaman 17] : [assume William duplicated census entry above]

William E Soper 29 public house manager at 1 Clarence Street, Liverpool, b.Liverpool, Rebecca Soper 28 b.Sunderland, Durham, William J Soper 5 b.Liverpool; scan : [a William Estill Soper b.Jan>Mar 1872, Liverpool]

Frank Soper 19 at Shropshire, '01cen b.Bolton, Lancs, a Private Depot Shropshire Light Infantry : [see '11cen below when m.]

Frederick Soper 43 b.Lambeth Walk, Lon, a steel tool smith : Mary Soper 43 b.Wellington Oaken Gates, Shrops; Henry Soper 23 a labourer for smith : Adelade Soper 15 & Thomas Soper 13 a little piecer in cotton mill, all b.Bolton, Lancs

& 2 wives Sarah Soper 46 b.Sleaford, Lancs 19 at St George Hanover Sq, Lon : Mary Soper 46 b.Poundswick, Lancs at Plympton, Dev


Cissie Soper m.Alfred Richard Craine Jul>Sep 1901, St. Philemon, (Toxteth Park bmd district) : [no Cissie '91/'01cen]

John Douglas Soper m.Sophia Jane Kewell Oct>Dec 1905, Toxteth Park, Lancs
: John Douglas Soper b.Jan>Mar 1877 S.Liverpool & assume sister Elizabeth b.Jul>Sep 1884 both Liverpool
- Gertrude Elizabeth Soper b.Oct>Dec 1906, Toxteth Park : m.Thomas Cooper Apr>Jun 1930 Liverpool
- ?a Dorothy Soper b.Oct>Dec 1905 (when Jane died, so speculate her baby?) Dorothy Soper d.Jan>Mar 1911 age 2, W. Derby, Lancs
: Sophia Jane Soper d.Oct>Dec 1908, age 28, Toxteth Park
: John D Soper m.Mary I R Clare Jan>Mar 1912, W.Derby (W.Derby births below, mother ne Clare)
- William Soper b.Oct>Dec 1912, West Derby, Western (d.Oct>Dec 1914, age 2)
- John D Soper b.Jan>Mar 1914 West Derby, Eastern (d.Oct>Dec 1914, age 0)
- Isabella Soper b.Apr>Jun 1915, West Derby, W
- Douglas Soper b.Oct>Dec 1917, West Derby, W
- Doris M Soper b.Jan>Mar 1920, West Derby, W
: John D Soper d.Jan>Mar 1929 Liverpool, age 52, assume sister Elizabeth Soper, d.Jul>Sep 1893, age 44 Liverpool
: ['91cen Elizabeth 41, at Liverpool, Lancs; Phoebe 17, John D 14, Charles E 11 & Elizabeth 6, all b.Liverpool]
: ['11cen John Douglas 34 widower, 8 Wrenbury St, Holt Road, Liverpool, (West Derby RD), Lancs; dau Gertrude 4 & sister Elizabeth 26, with brother-in-law Frederick Charles Jack 39 fireman, [John's] sister Pheobe Jack 37 {m.4y} & Margery 2m, all b.Liverpool]

Juda Sopher from Ottoman Empire. Resident in Lancs. Nationality & Naturalisation Certificate 15555, issued 12 Oct 1905 : HO 144/797/132168 : National Archives
- - -
Judas Sopher m.Louisa Hirschmann* Apr>Jun 1908, Liverpool, Lancs (*?or m.Sarah Louisa Sheals):
- Maurice Sopher b.reg Apr>Jun 1908, Liverpool, Lancs : [Maurice 18, sailed to Argentina 1926, also '30 & '33]
- Frederick Charles Sopher b.reg Jan>Mar 1909, Ormskirk, Lancs : Frederick C m.Esmee E Somech Jan>Mar 1936 Marylebone, Lon (1936 trip to Argentina below)
- Marie Louise Sopher b.Apr>Jun 1910, Ormskirk, Lancs (bmd); d.Oct>Dec 1918, age 8, Chorlton, Lancs : [?'Spanish Flu' pandemic targeted the young & healthy Sep-Nov 1918]
: [Juda Sopher from Ottoman Empire. Resident in Lancs. Naturalisation Certificate 12 Oct 1905 above] :
: [Juda Sopper sailed to Argentina 1910] :
: ['11cen Freda Sopher (c1873-?) 38 manager, grey cloth business at Brixton Ave, Withington, Manchester; b.Turkey (resident); wife Louisa 39 {m.5y} b.Gilling, Yorks; Maurice 3 b.Liverpool, Lancs, Charles Fred 2 b.Southport, Lancs, Marie Louise 1 b.Birkdale, Lancs & brother Charles Selah Sopher 25 grey cloth business b.Turkey (resident)]
: [perhaps connection? father? - Nathaniel Abraham Sopher (c1829-1906) : m.1873 Ormskirk : '81cen a bathchairman in Lancs b.Kiev, Poland : '91cen Sussex : d. 1906, E.Preston district, Sx age 77 : see Poland]
: Juda Sopher (c1874-?) age 50, sailed from London to Dakar, Senegal, 1924 : from findmypast.com
: Frederick (son?) sailed to Argentina 1928
: Juda with Louisa (wife?) & Frederick sailed to Argentina 1933 & 1936 with Esme (dau-in-law)

Sidney Thomson Soper b.Jan>Mar 1887, Stoke Damerel, Dev & d.Oct>Dec 1907, Haslingden, Lancs, age 20

Charles Edwin Soper m.Mary Jane Harrison Jul>Sep 1907, W.Derby
Charles Edwin Soper b.Apr>Jun 1880 Liverpool
: '91cen Elizabeth wife 41, at Liverpool, Lancs, Phoebe 17, John D 14, Charles E 11 & Elizabeth 6, all b.Liverpool :
: '01cen Charles a gents hairdresser 21 at Toxteth Park
: '11cen Charles Edwin 31, hair dresser at 75 Minto St, Kensington, Liverpool (West Derby RD), Lancs, Mary J 29 {b.3y} both b.Liverpool

Thomas Soper, 19 living with his parents at 17 Quebec St, Bolton, attacked nurse Cooper, 10pm Sat, while returning to Bolton Fever Hospital (They were friends since she had nursed him 10 months earlier. She recently broke-off the relationship). He knocked her down & repeatedly struck with a dagger, companion nurses came to her aid. When arrested Soper said 'If she's dead I'm satisfied'. Charged with attempted murder his story was the nurse had a mortal desease & asked him to kill her : from Guardian paper, 28 July 1908 & 19 Nov
: [?with family Frederick & Mary
'91cen]
: [a Thomas Soper b.Apr>Jun 1888 b.Bolton, (?a Thomas m.Elizabeth A Murphy Bolton Oct>Dec 1911?, but seems this was a 2nd Pvt Thomas, at Bolton)]
: ['11cen a Thomas 21 a prisoner in an institition in Preston]
: [? a Pvt Thomas, North Lancs Reg, Bolton. enlisted Aug 1914 at Preston, a carter 25y 147d; 5ft 4½in; 121lbs; heart tottoo right forarm, 'in loving memory of Annie Carroll'; married. Not likely to become an efficient soldier 22 Oct 14; 58 days service]

Rev William Hunt Soper, Liverpool. In a list of Wesleyan ministers appointed to Prisons, 1909-10 : source [perhaps the Henry '01cen above?] Rev WHS's biog


1911 Census, 31 Names

Charles Edwin Soper 31, hair dresser at 75 Minto St, Kensington, Liverpool (West Derby RD), Lancs, Mary J Soper 29 {b.3y} both b.Liverpool, Lancs : [Charles Edwin Soper m.Mary Jane Harrison 1907]

Elsie Sopper 14 at Salford, Lancs;

Elizabeth Sopher (c1828) age 83 mother 'unm' at 93 Bispham Rd, Southport (Ormskirk RD), Lancs; with son Alexander Moorcroft 50 housepainter b.Southport, Lancs, Charlotte 49 {m.31y} b.Liverpool, Lancs & unm children Elizabeth 28, William 25, Louisa 22 & Frank 15, all b.Lancs : [Alexander b.Jan>Mar 1851 Liverpool; m.Charlotte Lucy Keen Oct>Dec 1879 Ormskirk, Charlotte Lucy Keen b.Oct>Dec 1961 W.Derby... so where is Sopher connection?]

Fred William Soper (c1855) 56 engineers toolsmith at 132 Fletcher St, Bolton, Lancs '11cen; b.London; Mary Jane Soper 56 {m.32y}; b.Bken Gates Shrops & Ivy Soper 5 at school b.Bolton & visitor Elizabeth Murphy 23unm laundress b.Bolton (all transcribed 'Loper'): [assume Ivy grandau; she d.Bolton age 19]: [Fredrick & Mary m.1878 Bolton]

Frank Soper 28 b.Lancs; at 130 Fletcher St, Bolton, Lancs [next door to parents]; b.Darcy Lever, Lancs, Catherine Soper 27 b.Bolton (transcribed 'Loper') '11cen: [assume Frank Soper b.Apr>Jun 1883 : m.Catherine Coleman Jan>Mar 1910 Bolton : d.Jul>Sep 1941 age 57, all Bolton] : [Catherine d.Jan>Mar 1913 age 28 at Bolton] : [Ivy Soper b.Jan>Mar 1906 Bolton & d.Oct>Dec 1924, age 19] : [parents Fredrick & Mary m.1878 Bolton]
: ['01cen a Frank Soper 19 b.Bolton, Lancs, Private Depot Shropshire Light Infantry, at ?]

Freda Sopher (c1873-?) 38 manager, grey cloth business at Brixton Ave, Withington, Manchester; b.Turkey (resident); wife Louisa Sopher 39 {m.5y} b.Gilling, Yorks; Maurice Sopher 3 b.Liverpool, Lancs, Charles Fred Sopher 2 b.Southport, Lancs, Marie Louise Sopher 1 b.Birkdale, Lancs: & brother Charles Selah Sopher 25 grey cloth business b.Turkey (resident)
: [Judas Sopher m.Apr>Jun 1908 Liverpool]

Harry Soper '3' unm labourer, outdoor at Portland St, Blackburn, Lancs; b.Bolton, Lancs; boarding with John William Woods 38 labourer b.Church nr Accrington, wife Elizabeth 34 {m.9y}, dau 8 both b.Blackburn & Bridget widowed mother 70 b.Bolton : [Harry not vis '01cen]

Johannar Soper 63, wife married, housekeeper, at 3 Bungalow Cottom Ln, Ashton, (Preston RD), Lancs; b.Devonport, Dev : ['81cen age 30 with husband William civil engineer]

Thomas Soper 21m labourer collier above ground Cheetham, Manchester [Prestwich RD], Lancs; b.Boston. Lancs, [presume Thomas in court 1908? & parents Fredrick & Mary m.1878 Bolton]
: [? a Thomas (c1892-?) private nr.3929 5th (1st Res) Batt, Seaforth Highlanders. Attestation 19 Jan 1915, 51 Smith?/Milk? St, Bolton; physical development good, vision good, Home service until Discharged 10 Apr 1915 at Bedford, found unfit for military service due to bad eyesight, age 23y 3m, 1y 80d service, 5ft 4½in, 154lbs, 36½" chest, a collier, 49 Rodwell St, Bolton; good character; Next of Kin wife Elizabeth Soper: from War service scans 372-398]

William E Soper 38, [steward/merchant] at [62 Liverpool/Derby/West St], West Derby, Lancs; wife Rebecca Soper 37, William J Soper 15 all b.Lancs : ['01cen a publican 28] : [William Estill Soper m.Oct>Dec 1894 Toxteth]

John Douglas Soper 34 widower, 8 Wrenbury St, Holt Road, Liverpool, (West Derby RD), Lancs '11cen, dau Gertrude 4 & sister Elizabeth 26 all b.Liverpool, with brother-in-law Frederick Charles Jack 39 fireman, heads sister Pheobe Jack 37 {m.4y} & Margery 2m all b.Liverpool : [John Douglas Soper m.Sophia Jane Kewell at Toxteth 1905] : [Phoebe Soper b.Oct>Dec 1873, Liverpool]

Luis Loper 23unm fireman b.Belbon, Spain [Bilbao?] on vessel 'Greenwood' at Canada Dock, Liverpool, Lancs '11cen : [seems was a US merchant ship (callsign WQG)]

William White Soper 42 tasty cook [pastry?] at 33 Oak St, Holt Road, Liverpool Moston, N Manchester, Lancs; b.Doddiscombsleigh, Dev; Margaret 31 {m.7y} house wife b.Frerington, Cumberland; Ernest 6; Florence Wilmot 4 & William Edward 2 all b.Carlisle, Cumb; with widowed visitors Liza Farmer 73 b.Snenton, Notts [an in-law?} & Sarah Jane Pickering 47 dressmaker b.Scalegill, Cumb : [William White Soper b.1869, Doddiscombsleigh, Dev; m.Margaret Smith Farmer 1904 Cockermouth]

William Hunt Soper (c1859-?) 48 Wesleyan methodist minister, at 24 Alma Rd, Ormskirk, Lancs; '11cen; b.West Indies; Ada Mary Soper 52 {m.20y} b.Aberford, Yorks, Henry Atkinson Soper 18 articled to architect & surveyor, Dorothy Maud Soper 16 school & Edith Mary Soper 14 school both at school, all b.Hyderabad Deccan Resident, India & gen dom serv Hannah Eliza Thompson 33unm b.Howdon, Yorks : [Rev WHS's biog]

Vivian Soper boarder 18 steam engine machine apprentice at 634 Liverpool Rd, Patricroft, (Barton upon Irwell RD), Lancs; b.Brighton, Sx; boarding with Violet Amy Wilton 62 boardinghouse keeper b.Broughton, Lancs; grandchildren 11 & 9 & boarder Wilfred Lowcock 21 apprentice fitter b.Shrop: '11cen : ['01cen with parents William S African merchant (son of WGS) & Florence in Caterham]


William Sooper, R206072, Discharge Notice, Salford, Lancs : 2 Jan 1911 : Central Register of Seamen, BT 372/245/73 : National Archives

Lancashire units in WW1 : Service Medals (issued to all servicemen) 1914-1920 : from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
F Soper, Private, Lancashire Fusiliers, nr8454
F W Soper, Acting Serjeant, Lancashire Fusiliers, nr69851
Henry C Soper, Lance Corporal in the Liverpool Regiment, nr381889 (earlier a Private in the London Regiment, nr2392) ['01cen above]
Hubert Soper, Private, Lancashire Fusiliers, nr47285 [only 2 BMD Huberts Apr>Jun 1883 Plymouth & Apr>Jun 1897 St Thomas ('01cen another 11 b.Birmingham, W.wicks)]
Thomas Soper, Private, South Lancashire Regiment, nr8513
Wilfred A Soper, Private..., Royal Lancaster Regiment, nr28435 [2 Wilfred A's b.1889 Lon & Kent]

Henry Soper, Private nr421806 of Cheshire Regiment, died 19 July 1916, [living Chard, Somerset b.Bolton, Lancs from military-genealogy.com] died Somme, France, on Thiepval Memorial : Pier & Face 3 C And 4 A : details : [a Henry Charles Soper b.Jan>Mar 1878 Bolton (but if so he'd be 38?)]

Rev F R H Soper, Rectory, Clitheroe, secretary of the Dalehead Branch of The Young Woman's Christian Association 1918 : from www.tlemea.com #7/31 : [Frederick Robert Hawker Soper died Essex next year : biog]

William J Soper m.Amy Peers Oct>Dec 1920 Liverpool, Lancs; 4 births below mother ne Peers
- John C Soper b.Oct>Dec 1921 all b.West Derby bmd dist
- William R Soper b.Apr>Jun 1923
- Rebecca M Soper b.Oct>Dec 1924; a machinist; m.Frederick Harrison 1945
- Olive Soper b.Jan>Mar 1930
: Rebecca Marjorie Soper 20 a machinist of Hazeldene Rd, Walton, Liverpool m.Frederick Harrison 28 an office clerk of Scorefield Cottages, Knowsley; 23 Jun 1945 St Mary, Knowsley, Lancs; Father: William Harrison, fireman & William John Soper labourer; Witness: William Watkins & Jessie Harrison; by banns by E B Whitley, vicar
soiurce : [m.Apr>Jun 1945 Prescot, Lancs]

E Soper came 5th in under 18's, 5 mile Salford Harriers race : from Guardian paper, 25 Nov 1929

W E Soper in 5 mile run of Salford Harriers : from Guardian paper, 24 Nov 1930 : [?speculate the William Edward Soper age 2 '11cen above?]

Clara Eliza Soper d.17 May 1941, of The Grange, 4 Halifax Rd, Huddersfield, Yorkshire (West Riding); died Green Lea Hospital, Lindley, Huddersfield; probate Wakefield 19 Jun 1941 to Mona Jane Turner, spinster; estate £399 15s 3d ; from Probate Calender, scan [Clara E (c1870-1941) d.Apr>Jun, Huddersfield, Yorks, age 71] : [b.Jul>Sep 1869, Bristol to John & Eliza Compton m.1864]

Kevin Jack Soper m.Maria Kathleen Veronica Hall 1946, Preston, Lancs (bmd) : [no Kevin b.in bmd]
: Philip Grant Soper b.1947 at Filwood, Preston (mother ne Hall)
: Henry James Keith Soper b.1948 at Filwood, Preston (mother ne Hall)
: Martin Stewart Soper b.1951 at Penwortham, Preston (mother ne Hall)
: Kevin J Soper (1923-?) operator 30, Kathleen Soper 30 housewife, Philip G Soper 5, Henry J Soper 4 & Martin S Soper 2 sailed tourist class on "Maloja" (P & O Line), from London to Sydney, Australia, departing 10 Jul 1953; address 44 Rose Lane, Holme Slade [?Holme Slack, Preston, Lancs]; Last permanant residence England;
scan; from findmypast

Ronald Soper m.Betty Y Evans Jul>Sep 1947 at Fylde, Lancs
: Ronald Soper, an ex-serviceman from the North East, was employed after WW2, as an assistant at a drapery shop “The Sheet Company” in [Lytham] St Annes. He became manger & eventually the owner, renaming the shop “R Soper (Drapers) Ltd”, In early 1980s he produced 'Avon Fabrics' (printed fabrics) which later was renamed Sandown & Bourne : Blackpool, Now & Then : [Several Ronalds in bmd not Ronald Chatterton Soper (1896-1917) b.Cheshire as d.WW1]
: Soper's Fabric Shops 1-3 Wood St, Lytham St Annes, Lancs, FY8 1QS
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: Mrs Betty Soper took over from her mother, Mrs M Evan, at her school 1959. Principle & founder of Headroomgate Preparatory School for Boys, Headroomgate Rd, Lytham St Annes, Lancs, founded in Parish Rooms 1928 with 5 children. After WW1, it moved into Miss Coventry’s house, corner of Oxford & Headroomgate Roads. A nursery department opened 1963. Betty retired 1986 & closed the school with 140 pupils. source & Blackpool, Now & Then

Mrs B Kingstone Soper, Dukinfield. (Associate Member.) [Mancester, Lancs] : Wesley Historical Society 1956 Google Books snippet
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: B K Soper took a burial (of William Patterson 64), 4 May 1965 St Michael, Lumb in Rossendale, Lancs (H H Tanner the Vicar too burials before & after)
: ? a Brian K Soper m.Betty G B Henley Apr>Jun 1942, Bristol, Glos (bmd)
?? a - Simon R K Soper b.Jan>Mar 1950, Greenwich, Lon (mother nee Henley)

Joseph Soper b.14 Dec 1911, Barnsley, S.Yorkshire & d.24 Mar 1982 (age 70) Bolton, Lancs : parents Richard John Soper & Laura Jane Pinder (both b.1878) : source : [Joseph b.1912 to Richard John m.Laura Jane Pinder who m.1903 Auckland, Durham]



Leicestershire

No igi records & only 1 bmd record (1860 below)

a Soper record; Inhabitants of Leicester (1103-1327) The Corporation of Leicester commissioned the publication (in 1899) of extracts from the earliest borough archives : details sold by www.theoriginalrecord.com

Richard son of Roger Sopere was admitted to First Merchant Gild Roll, [an association of traders] Leicester, 9 Oct 1196 : "Ric. filius Rogeri, sopere" : source [*offered here, as an early use of mixing latin & french in names, implying this was the name in everyday use, rather than a latin name only used by scribes] 'Soaper' mentioned in 'Mediaeval Leicester' by Charles James Billson - pub 1920, Google Books

Soper Lane, Leicester, A house mentioned in a document around 1625 : www.a2a.pro.gov.uk

William Soper took Richard Paine, son of Henry of Breedon, Lei a husbandman. for a 7 year apprentiship 6 Oct 1654. Records of the Worshipful Company of Carpenters, Apprentices Entry Book, pub1913 by Centre for Metropolitan History : www.british-history.ac.uk

Richard Soper & Thomas Soper serge merchants of Asby De La Zouch 1811 : London and Country Directory [serge making Sopers in Devon around this time]

Soper Bridge Close containing 2a 6r 24p, situated near Narborough bridle road; 1 of 9 lots lately belonging to Mr Franks, auctioned at Bulls Head, Stony Stanton, Lei; in 'Leicester Chronical' 31 Mar 1827, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

No entries in 1841 census

Elizabeth Soper b.Leicestershire c1794, living in Warwickshire. The only Soper in 1851 census

Laura Soper b.Oct>Dec 1860 Leicester : [the only Leicestershire BMD record]

Mary Sopher 51 widow b.Maursh Sorrel, Lei, at Packington Hill, Kegworth lodging in house of Harriett Osbourne 28, an unmarried lace ?nunnager? & her daughters 6 & 2, all b.Kegworth 1861 census

Richard Hill Soper 27 b.Exeter, Dev, living at 85 Church Gate, St Margaret, Leicester Ann Rebecca Soper 24, Emily Soper 4 both b.Norfolk, Laura Soper 7m b.St Margarets, Lei, 1861 census : [Richard Hill Soper m.Ann Rebecca Abel 1856, Norwich & Emily Martha Soper b.1857 both Norwich above]

Harriet Sopher 26 at Walton on the Wolds Joseph Philip Sopher 2, Walton on the Wolds, all b.Watton, Lei; 1861 census

No Leicestershire residents in 1871 census
Laura Soper 10 b.Leicester a scholar at Codrington St, Exeter, Dev, parents Richard H Soper 36 gardener & Ann R Soper

No Leicestershire residents in 1881 census
Laura Soper 20 a gen serv b.Leicester, at Exeter

Henry Soper a Wesleyan Minister, transfered to Humberstone Rd, Leicester 1882, re-assigned to Newark 1885 : biog

Arthur Soper & Robert Baker [listed 1st] ticket writers & lithographers at 5 Hotel St, Leicester, under firm ‘R Baker & Co’ dissolved by mutual consent 22 Dec 1900. All debts due & owing handled by Mr Baker. (London Gazette 25 Dec) : & Times 26 Dec - 550/746n
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Arthur Soper (c1872) 29 ticket manufacturer (employer) '01cen b.Hampshire, place 'not known', 29 single. A boarder in household of Annie Maria Allen 62 a widowed housekeeper & unm dau Emelia 32 a hosery mender, both b.Leicester, at 36 Crafton St, Leicester : [only Soper in Lei] : [believe a 'card edge gilter' 19 in '91cen with family in Bermondsey, see London]
Arthur Soper & Catherine Holmes [listed 1st] carrying on business as card manufacturers, 20½ Upper Brown St, Leicester, firm of 'The Leicester Window Ticket & Show Card Works' dissolved 1 Feb 1904 by mutual consent. All debts due or owing, to C Holmes, who will continue the business (London Gazette 12 Feb)

William James Soper (c1881-?) age 30, Beatrice Soper 29 at Leicester, only 2 Sopers in 1911 Leicestershire Census

Leicestershire units in WW1 : Service Medals (issued to all servicemen) 1914-1920 : from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk : Only one person;
George Soper, Private..., Leicestershire Regiment, nr35767

Dr Keens-Soper (politics) & Mrs Soper (economics); List of personal tutors at Leicester University 1976/7
: [Maurice Keens-Soper, politics lecturer, Leicester Uni 1964-80 : & CND letter to
The Times 1980] : [??connection to Herbert Keens Soper b.1871, Alderbury, Wilts tailor m.Lincoln 1894 to Louisa Henrietta Oxley]

Soper Places in Leicestershire

Soper Bridge Close containing 2a 6r 24p, near Narborough bridle road; 1 of 9 lots lately belonging to Mr Franks, auctioned at Bulls Head, Stony Stanton, Lei; in 'Leicester Chronical' 31 Mar 1827, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
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Sopers Bridge Farm, Broughton Rd, Stoney Stanton, Leicestershire, LE9 4JA, currently a rare breed pig farmhttp://www.sopersbridgefarm.co.uk/index.html [earliest www mention 2009 : [photo of Soper Bridge, a small bridge spaning River Soar
wikimapia : leicestershirevillages.com : the bridge mentioned 1888 when traveller got snowed-in at Sopers Bridge for days with v.old & poor people]

Soper’s Bridge at Leicester, Birmingham, Sheffield : wikimapia.org

Soper Lane, Leicester, A house mentioned in a document around 1625 : a2a.pro.gov.uk



Lincolnshire

Lincs records : 36 bmd (1877-1906) & 90 igi entries (1579-1822), 69 Soppers & only 2 Soper (both apparently should be 'Sopper')

Katherine Sopper bapt.Mar 1562, Strubby with Woodthorpe, Lincs (igi) parents not given

Sopper, (possibly other names Robert, Owersbie, Cuxwold) parish Penwortham, Lancs : Consistory Court of Lincoln 1571 & 1591 : [connection? a will proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1579 Soper, Sopper, Nicholas, Spaxtum, Somerset 19 Lyon]

Robert Sopper m.Isabell Waters Oct 1571 at Claxby nr.Normanby & 2 children to Robert & ? : [igi]
- Elizabethe Sopper bapt.10 Feb 1576, Claxby
- Robert Sopper bapt.15 Nov 1579 Claxby : [assume m.
1611]

Ursula Soper m.Wyllyam Savidge perhaps? 26 Jan 1596 Wilts Parish Records source

Elsabeth Sopper m.William Kent 26 Nov 1599, Owersby, Lincs (igi)

Robert Sopper m.Elizabeth Woodliffe 8 Feb 1611, Linwood nr.Market Rasen, Lincs (igi) assume 5 children; father Roberti, Robtt, Ro, Robte & Robert, mother not mentioned : [perhaps b.1578 to Robert & Isabell]
- Isabell Sopper bapt.6 Sep 1615, West Rasen
- Mary Sopper bapt.19 Apr 1618, West Rasen
- Mathew Sopper bapt.24 Feb 1620, West Rasen
- Rogerus Sopper bapt.26 Mar 1624, West Rasen
- James Sopper bapt.6 Jun 1626, West Rasen

Edwarde Sopper m.Anne Danbye 25 May 1617 West Rasen
Robert Sopper b.4 Oct 1626, Middle Rasen (Drakes), parents Edward & Anne

Jennet Sopper bapt.9 Sep 1620, Middle Rasen (Drakes), Lincs (igi) : d.5 Nov 1629

Eliz Soper b.2 Sep 1648, Middle Rasen (Drakes) Lincs [12m NE Lincoln], parents MrDuke Soper & Frances (igi) [Mr Duke or Marmaduke?]

Mary Soper m.John Smith & perhaps? 1649 : Wilts Parish Records source

Robert Sopper m.Elizabeth Nevill 29 May 1660, Newton by Toft, Lincs (igi)

William Soper bapt.15 Sep 1662, Morton near Bourne, Lincs : parents Edward Sikes Soper & Abigale (igi)

Marie Sopper bapt.1666, West Rasen, Lincs & d.4 May 1672 (igi) : parents William & Anne

Elizabeth Sopper m.John Hornebie 25 Jul 1667, Newton by Toft, Lincs (igi)

William Soper & Joan Potter perhaps 1670 Salisbury {St. Edmund) Marriages? : Wilts Parish Records : source

William Sopper (b.abt 1645) m.Grace Wetherwick 11 May 1672, West Rasen, Lincs (igi) & ancestry.com
- John Sopper bapt.9 Nov 1673, West Rasen : d.2 Jul 1676
- Elisabeth Soppar bapt.27 Mar 1676, West Rasen
- William Sopper bapt.22 Sep 1678, West Rasen) : m.Elizabeth Carrie (Carre) m.1707, Glentham, Lincs

Robert Sopper m.17 Jan 1681, Scawby, Lincs (igi) 5 children b.to Robert & ? at Scawby
- Ruth Sopper bapt.5 Nov 1682, Scawby
- William Sopper bapt.14 Mar 1685, Scawby : d.21 Mar 1685
- Elisabeth Sopper bapt.12 Jul 1687, Scawby : d.22 Dec 1692
- Anne Sopper bapt.7 Jun 1691, Scawby
- Robert Sopper bapt. - May 1699, Scawby : d.5 Aug 1700

Ellin Sopar m.Hew Sharp 1688, Lenton, Lincs (igi)

William Sopper m.21 Apr 1707, Glentham, Lincs (igi) (b.1678 to William & Elizabeth Carrie who m.1672)
- John Sopper bapt.23 Feb 1707, Glentham
- William Sopper b.9 Oct & bapt.14 Oct 1711, Glentham & died 27 Jan 1712?
- Elizabeth Sopper b.9 Apr & bapt.13 Apr 1715, Glentham : m.William Harrison [below]

Moab Sopper (28 Mar 1688-?) m.Dorothy Brocklesby, 26 Apr 1709, St Nicholas, North Kelsey : daughter? or re-marriage?.... Dorothy Sopper m.William Ingham, 30 May 1738 also S.Kelsey ancestry.com : 3 children of Moab & Dorothy below
- Elizabeth Sopper bapt.28 Jul 1709, St Nicholas, South Kelsey
- ? Sopper bapt.28 Feb 1714, St Nicholas, South Kelsey
- John Sopper bapt.19 Oct 1718, St Mary, South Kelsey

Elizabeth Sopper (1715-?) b.9 Apr Glentham, Lincs, m.William Harrison (1737-?), 3 children : father William above : ancestry.com

Thomas Sopper m.Elezabeth Taler 25 Nov 1716, Scawby, Lincs (igi)
- Robert Soper bapt.27 Oct 1717, Scawby to Thomas & ? : [?perhaps m.Mary Bowers 1740 Lincoln]
- Thomas Sopper bapt.8 Nov 1720, Scawby to Thomas & ? : [?perhaps m.Sarah Nailor 1740 Lincoln]

Elezabeth Sopper m.Nathan Tuckey 1 Dec 1718, Scawby, Lincs (igi)

Thomas Soper apprenticed to Caleb Hobbs 1720, a baker of Lincoln, Lincs, & Sarah his wife; Payment £5, ref 47/21, Page 5478, British Apprentice List, from BritishOrigins.com

Eliz Sopper m.Matthew Hannay 3 Jan 1725, Glentham, Lincs (igi)

Ann Soper m.Thomas Broad m.1729 at St Mary, South Kelsey, Lincs; Boyds Marriage Index

Eliz Sopper m.William Harrison 26 Dec 1737, Glentham, Lincs (igi)

Dorothy Sopper m.William Ingham 30 May 1738, South Kelsey, St.Mary, Lincs (igi) : Boyds Marriage Index says m. at St Clement, Saltfleetby, Lincs;

Robert Sopper m.Mary Bowers 5 May 1740, St Margaret in the Close, Lincoln, Lincs : [?perhaps b.1717 Scawby to Thomas & Elizabeth Taler] Robert & Mary's children below
- ? Sopper bapt.15 Jan 1740 St Swithin, Lincoln
- Elizabeth Sopper bapt.22 Mar 1742 St Swithin, Lincoln : d.26 Jul 1744
- Elizabeth Sopper bapt.11 Mar 1744 St Swithin (?2nd Eliz bapt before 1st had died?)
- Francis Sopper bapt.16 May 1747 St Swithin : d.20 May 1748
- William Sopper b. & bapt.1 Aug 1751, St Michael on the Mount, Lincoln
- Mary Sopper bapt.7 Oct 1757, St Michael on the Mount

Thomas Sopper m.Sarah Nailor 22 Dec 1740, St Margaret in the Close, Lincoln, Lincs (igi) : [?perhaps b.1720 Scawby to Thomas & Elizabeth Taler]
- Thomas Sopper bapt.1 Aug 1742, St Michael on the Mount, Lincoln; parents Thomas & Sarah
- Ann Sopper bapt.5 Aug 1744, St Mary Magdalene, Lincoln; parents Thomas & Sarah

William Sopper m.Mary Welch 19 May 1743, Kirton In Lindsey, Lincs (igi) : 3 children to William & Mary
- William Sopper bapt.7 Oct 1747, Scawby, Lincs
- Thomas Sopper bapt.23 Dec 1749, Scawby
- Eliz Sopper bapt.16 Aug 1752, Scawby

Barbrah Sopper bapt.abt 1 May 1744, Scawby, Lincs (igi) parents John & Mary

Thomas Sopper m.11 Feb 1754, Lincoln, St Mary Magdalene, Lincs (igi)
- ? a Ruth Sopper bapt.20 Apr 1756, Scawby, Lincs (igi) father Thomas

William Sopper, Lincolnshire Settlement Certificates 1755 : from findmypast scan available

Ruth Sopper bapt.20 Apr 1756, Scawby, Lincs (igi), parents Thomas & ?

Robert Sopper apprenticed to William Wright of Lincoln a glover & breeches maker, £6 6s, 1762 [54/167] [also recorded as 1752 52/11, p5478] : British Apprentice List, from BritishOrigins.com

Robert Sopper m.Mary Scarbrough 16 Mar 1762, Lincoln, St Mary Magdalene, Lincs : alternative dates... Robert Sopper m.Mary Scarbrough (2 or) 20 Dec 1764, (New or) Old Sleaford, Lincs (igi)

Susannah Sopper m.Thomas Simpson 29 May 1771, Spalding, Lincs (igi)

William Sopper m.Sarah Bromley 8 Dec 1772, Lincoln, Lincs (igi)

Thomas Sopper bapt.9 May 1789, New Sleaford, Lincs (igi) parents William & ?

William Sopper bapt.22 Mar 1789, Nettleham, Lincs (igi) parents ? & Sarah

Rev Richard Soper (1794-1857?) Transfered to Louth, Lincs 1820-8 : [see Rev Richard's biog]
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Rev R Soper was the first minister of The Independent Chapel, Cannon St, Louth, Lincs. Built 1821, (the next minister was 1830). [It became a theatre, 1919]. Mr Soper was provided £5 in Thomas Espin's will. He thought his unorthodox views would prevent Anglican clergymen conducting the funeral. 'The vicar obliged', Espin was buried in his gothic mausoleum in Louth, Dec 1822 : source : [perhaps a connection to the R J Soper, involved in a new church (Methodist?), Yorkshire 1831] : [see 1841 census below]
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Mr Soper of Louth commenced the services 29 Jul 1823/4? when J Anderson was ordained to the Independant Church at Market Rason, Lincs : The Evangelical Magazine, Google Books
Mr Soper of Louth collected £11 0s 6d Oct 1824 : The Evangelical Magazine, Google Books
Thomas Chatterton Soper bapt.1824 at Independent Chapel, Louth, Lincolnshire to Richard Soper & Letitia Soper
Richard George Soper bapt.1829 at Independent Chapel, Grantham, Lincs to Richard Soper & Letitia Soper : more details available from Non-Conformist bmdregisters : [see Rev Richard G Soper biog]
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Rev Richard Soper of Louth Congregational Church, Lincs : p366. Rev Soper of Lowth offered a prayer at the initiation to a Gainsborough Chapel of Rev W Wild late of Chalfont, Glos. from The Congegational Magazine 1827 : google books
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Rev Richard Soper (1794-1857?) Transfered to Grantham, Lincs 1828-44
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Rev R Soper of Grantham, Linc contributed £10 1s 6d from after sermon collection & Mrs Soper 10s : The Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle 1835, from Google books

Thomas Sopper m.Catherine Pattison 18 Oct 1821, New Sleaford, Lincs (igi) both unm of New Sleaford FreeReg
- William Sopper bapt.18 Nov 1822, New Sleaford to Thomas & Catherine : [William m.Sarah Annie Lowe 1878, Sleaford]

a "Soper Index" mentioned in a pedigree of Adrian Woodruffe-Peacock's Peacock family archive : (1831-1915) : North Lincolnshire Museum :www.a2a


1841 6 Sopers in 3 families census

Richard Soper, age 45-9, a minister at Watergate, Grantham in 1841 census : wife Ann Soper age 50-54 : son Richard Soper age 12, wife & son b.Lincs, father outside [see 1827 above] : [see Rev Richard's biog] : [son a minister 62 '91cen]

George Sopher (1823-?) age 18 (b.Lincs) at North Rauceby 1 of 7 servants with James Shurlby 58 farmer, Francis 60, Jefre 25, John 7

John Toper 25-9 & William Toper 20-4 [but may be Sopers] at Deeping fen, 2 of 4 ag labs with John Meassereo? 30-4 ag lab, wife 2 kids & 2 female servants


Richard Soper in 1841 Pigot's Lincolnshire Directory, page 37 www.british-genealogy.com : [presume the Rev above]

Only 2 entries in 1851 census;
William Sopher b.Lincolnshire c1823, living in London : [William m.Anne Reeve Jul>Sep 1852, Newington (see Soppers)]
Ann Latilia Soper b.Lincolnshire c1789, living in Berks

Richard Soper, George Hall [listed 1st], Charles Miller, Thomas Wilkinson & Godfrey Hall, the undersigned, hat manufacturers at Grantham, Lincoln, under firm of George Hall & Co, dissolved by mutual consent 24 Nov 1852. (London Gazette 4 Feb 1853) repeated in 'Morning Chronicle' 5 Feb 1853, from news.bl.uk : scan : [assume Rev Richard G Soper (1794-1857?) who was in Grantham '41cen; see biog, or his son Rev Richard George Soper (1829-1912) b.Grantham]

No Lincs Sopers in 1861 census

No Lincs residents 1871 census
Mary Soper 22 & William Soper 20 b.Grimsby, Lincs; unm niece & nephew at Holy Trinity, York, Yorkshire ''71cen

William Sopper m.Sarah Annie Lowe Oct>Dec 1878, Sleaford, Lincs : [William bapt.18 Nov 1822 Sleaford to Thomas & Catherine 1821 Sleaford] : [biog in Soppers]

Only 1 Lincs residents in 1881 census
William B Sopher 9 at Lincoln, b.M.sex; 1 of 6 male scholars 8-11, with Governess Eliza H Gale 18

also 4 Sopers b.Lincs, but living in other counties ''81cen
Frances Soper 25 b.Horncastle, Lincs with husband George 25 at St John, London

Richard G Soper b.Grantham, Lincoln, 52m independant minister Hoylake (B At London Schoolmaster), living at Hoose, Cheshire with wife & 4 children; '81cen
William Sopper calico warehouse 58 b.Sleaford, Lincs living at Lambeth, Lon with wife & 4 children; '81cen
& 2 Lincs born wives
Fanny Soper 35 wife b,Horncastle, Lincoln at 16 Commercial Pl with husband Robert G Soper 35 a shoe maker, son & 2 servants; '81cen
Sarah A Sopper 27 b.Lincs living at Stretham, Lon with husband William 27 member of Stock Exchange, 4 children, 2 servants & visitor Rhoda C Freeman 9 b.Rippinale, Lincs; '81cen [see 198 m.above]


Eliza Souper d.Jul>Sep 1882 at Newark, Lincs/Notts, age 80

Emily Sophia Soper m.Rev William Oswald Massingberd, rector of South Ormsby, Lincs R.D., J.P. on 9 Dec 1884, at Bag Enderby, Lincs. Son of late Chancellor Massingberg, dau of Rev John Soper, rector of Somersby & of Bag Enderby : from The Times 12 Dec 100/211p
Emily Sophia Soper, was daughter of Rev J Soper. from Contemporary Biographies of Lincolnshire, 1907, Page 203 : source : [father Rev John's biog]


Rev John Soper (c1817-?) 74 clerk in holy orders (clergy) at Parsonage, Bag Enderby, Lincs household head b.Edmonton, Lon, 1891 census, wife Sarah Soper 75 b.Tottenham & Amy Louisa Soper 33 b.Lon & dom serv Ann Travis 18 b.Lincs & Harriet Patchett 17 b.Lincs scan : [John's biog]
Sarah d.Apr>Jun 1891, age 76 & John d.Apr>Jun 1894, age 78, both Horncastle
'11cen daus; Amy Louisa Soper 59 at [52 Rd], Horncastle, Lincs, household head b.London & sister Edith Mary Soper 57, b.Lambeth, Lon; both of private means, spinster

Edmond Soper (c1868-?), son, 23 b.Stickney, Lincs; at Somersby, Lincs '91cen

Annette Esther Soper (c1865-?) 26 music sellers assistant; b.Camberwell, Lon at St Botolph, Lincs with William Mason 73 music professor & dealer b.St Martins, Birmingham, wife Hannah 65 b.Lincs; grandson 17 school boy b.St Peter, Lincs & sevant Eliza Ann Thorpe 21 b.Lincs scan; 91cen : ['11cen, 46 at Wandsworth, Lon] : [parents Frederick m.Elizabeth 1863 Brighton, Sx]

Herbert Keens Soper (1871-?) 19 drapers apprentice at 229 High St, St Peter at Arches, Lincs; b.Salisbury, Wilts, '91cen (page of drapers & dressmakers) scan : [Herbert Keens Soper b.1871, Alderbury, Wilts m.Lincoln 1894 to Louisa Henrietta Oxley]

2 Sopers living outside Lincs, '91cen

Richard L Soper (c1829-?) head 62 b.Grantham, Lincs, in '91cen at Little Meolse, Cheshire [age 12 '41cen] : [full household see Cheshire]

William Sopper (c1823-?) head 68 b.Lambeth, London, in '91cen at Sleaford, Lincs : [?speculate connection William Sopper m.Sarah Annie Lowe 1878, Sleaford, Lincs] : [?a William Sopher 28 in London b.Lincs '51cen]


Rev John Soper d.11 Apr 1894, age 78 at Bag Enderby Rectory, Lincs; rector of Somersby & Bag Enderby; in 'The Standard' (pub.Lon) 16 Apr, from newspapers.bl.uk : [John's biog]

Herbert Keens Soper m.Louisa Henrietta Oxley, 30 Aug 1894, Lincoln, Lincs : [Jul>Sep bmd]
: [b.Oct>Dec 1871, Alderbury, Wilts, son of Rev Henry Soper
biog]
- Harold V[ince] Soper b.c1895 Lincoln, Lincs (not vis bmd); ?m.Jan>Mar 1916 Gertrude S Cronk at Marylebone
: '81cen Henry Soper 49 a Wesleyan Minister Chapel House, St Peter, Derby b.S.Brent, Dev : wife Elizabeth Soper 44 b.Poole,Dorset : William H Soper 18 a clerk b.Barbados : Florette Soper 11 b.Frome, S.Set : Herbert K Soper 9 : Edward K Soper 8 both b. Salisbury : Maud Soper 3 b.Taunton
: '91cen Herbert Keens Soper 19unm drapers apprentice at 229 High St, St Peter at Arches, Lincs; b.Salisbury, Wilts (page of drapers & dressmakers) scan
: '01cen Herbert Keene Soper 29 a 'tailors traveller at 6 Kingston St, St Alkmund Derby b.Salisbury, Wilts, Louisa Henrietta Soper 29, Harold Vince Soper 6 at school both b.Lincoln, Lincs & Alice Mary Frost 15 gen serv b.Derby ; scan scan
: '11cen Herbert Reens Soper 40 master tailor 6 Kingston St, Derby; b.Salisbury; Louisa H 41 {m.17y} b.Lincoln & Harold V 16 school, b.Derby & dom serv Elsie Beardsley 16 b.Holbrook, Derby]
: 1916 : Herbert Keens Soper bankrupt tailor, carrying on business under the style of Hughes & Soper of 28 The Strand, Derby, lately residing at 91 Green Lane, Derby : Trustees paid 11½d in the £ May 1917]
: 1916 : Herbert Keens Soper tailor, 28 The Strand, Derby, lately residing 91 Green Ln, Derby (bankrupsy?) order 19 Feb 1916. (case 4 of 1916), 1st meeting 29 Feb; Release of Trustee (The Official Recever) 21 Sep 1917 : London Gazette 28 Sept 1917 : london-gazette : london-gazette
: Herbert K Soper d.Apr>Jun 1940 age 69 at Weston Super Mare, S.set : [??a Louisa d.Apr>Jun 1940 Bournemouth age 70?]
: [connection? a Maurice Keens-Soper, politics lecturer, Leicester Uni 1964-80 : & CND letter to The Times 1980]

Ellen Jane Soper m.John Henry Humphreys or George Noble Apr>Jun 1896 at Newark Lincs / Notts

Percival Henry Soper Blight Yorkshire & Lincolnshire 30 Aug 1899 : 1st class Certificate of Competency as a Manager of Mines : source


1901 Lincs census 2 names

Amy Louisa Soper 49unm living on own means at Eastholme, Park Road, Horncastle, Lincs, '01cen, b.Clapham, Lon; Ethel M Soper 47unm living on own means b.Lambeth, Lon; also gen servant Fanny Iremonger 23 (Domestic) b.Mareham on the Hill, Lincs; scan : [dau's of Rev John Soper (c1816-94) d.Horncastle: biog]


Emily Sophia Soper, dau of Rev J Soper mentioned p203 'Biographies of Lincolnshire' 1907, Clergy section : [m.Rev William Oswald Massingberd, Rector of South Ormsby, Lincs, 9 Dec 1884, at Bag Enderby, Lincs] : [father Rev John's biog]


1911 Lincs census 8 names

Amy Louisa Soper 59unm at Fernlea Spilsby Rd, Horncastle, Lincs; b.Chatham, Lon & sister Edith Mary Soper 57unm, b.S.Lambeth, Lon; both spinsters of private means with gen dom servant Betsy Curtis 22unm b.Tattershall, Lincs: '11cen : [dau's of Rev John Soper (c1816-94) d.Horncastle: biog]
: Edith M Soper d.Jan>Mar 1932, Lincoln, age 78 : Amy L Soper d.Jan>Mar 1934, Lincoln, age 83

Frederick R H Soper 29 (married) bricklayer's labourer at Chellow Dene Wainfleet Road Skegness (Spilsby RD), Lincs; b.Wandsworth, Lon boarding with Herbert Arthur Willey 33 bricklayers labr b.Lincs, Elizabeth 34, sister Edith Booth both b.N'hants & boarder Wilfred Fish 28 drapers ass b.Yorks; '11cen : (only Soper in Spilsby) : [?parents perhaps John & Ann Sophia m.c1855]
? a Frederick Richard H Soper b.Jan>Mar 1881, Wandsworth, Lon
: Frederick R H Soper m.Rosa Gates Oct>Dec 1903 Wandsworth
- Ernest Richard Soper b.Oct>Dec 1904, Wandsworth, Lon
: ?'11cen Rose 27 {m.7y} dom laundry maid & Earnest 6 grandson 'to above'; b.Earlsfield, Lon; at Royal Masonic School for Girls, Wandsworth Common SW; b.Upper Beding, Sx
: '01cenFrederick Soper 20 a bricklayer labourer at Streatham, Lon, b.Wandsworth
a Frederick R H Soper Private, 65278 in Machine Gun Corps; WO 372/18; WW1 Service Medal
?a Frederick Richard Soper, Corporal, Wiltshire Regiment, nr26756 : refWO 372/18; WW1 Service Medal
: Frederick Richard Henry Soper (my grgrandfather) b.London; served WW1; d.1978; his son William Henry Soper b.22 May 1920, was in Skegness Lincs, served WW2 from beginning to end; my father was William Henry's youngest child. from Rebecca Soper (b.1978) Feb'07; forum; [so assume family below is his...]
: [births below; mother ne Bugby : no Soper/Bugby m visable] : [??speculate wife Caroline who d.Jan>Sep 1939, Spilsby age 45?]
- Ada E Soper b.Jul>Sep 1915; m.Albert E Marston Oct>Dec 1933, both Spilsby
- Rose E Soper b.Oct>Dec 1916; m.Ernest Thistleton Apr>Jun 1935, both Spilsby
- Albert L Soper b.Oct>Dec 1918 & d.Apr>Jun 1919, age 0, both Spilsby
- William H Soper b.Apr>Jun 1920 & [?a William H m.Nellie Whitbread Oct>Dec 1947?], both Spilsby; [William Henry b.22 May 1920 Skegness Lincs in WW2 from beginning to end from Rebecca Soper dau of WHS's youngest child source].
- Joshua L Soper b.Apr>Jun 1922, Spilsby
- Nellie M Soper b.Jul>Sep 1924 & m.Cyril E Brown Oct>Dec 1943, both Spilsby

Frederick James Soper private 1st Battallion Lincolnshire Regt, age 21 m b.c1890; Overseas Military at Aden; b.Lon

Henry Soper (c1888-?) 23unm boiler maker's labourer at 3 Shakespeare St, Gainsborough, b.North Warnborough [6m E Basingstoke], Hants; boarding with William Henry Bee 60 miner thrash machine b.Thorpe on the Hill; wife Jane 61 b.Lincs & son 25 : '11cen : [not vis bmd; ???'01cen only Henry b.c1888 Farnborough, Hants 13 b.Winchester, Hants & he's not vis in '11cen]

Theodore Soper 33 market gardener at Little London, Spalding; b.Chiselhurst, Kent, Rose Soper 35 {m.10y} b.Yeovil, S.set, Theodore Soper 8, Nellie Soper 6 both b.Chiselhurst, Kent visiting William Cooper 38 market gardener b.Yorks; Lucy 74 b.Yeovil, S,set {m.13y} 4 kids 3-11 : '11cen : [Theodore William Soper m.Rose Clarke at Yeovil S. 1901]


[births below; mother ne Claridge : no Soper/Claridge m.visable]
Daniel H A Soper b.Oct>Dec 1914, m.Mabel Dixon Apr>Jun
1935, both Gainsborough
Vashtie F Soper b.Oct>Dec 1919, m.Charles E Marshall Jul>Sep 1936, both Gainsborough
Charles F Soper b.Jan>Mar 1922, Gainsborough [?a Charles F m.Olive M Basham at Scarborough Oct>Dec 1945]; a Scarborough postman, 1949 scan
Joan Soper b.Apr>Jun 1923, ?a Joan m.Charles Kirton Apr>Jun 1942, both Gainsborough
Raymond Soper b.Jan>Mar 1927, Gainsborough


Lincolnshire units in WW1 : Service Medals (issued to all servicemen) 1914-1920 : from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
F F Soper, Serjeant, Lincolnshire Regiment, nr7950 : [seems it's FJ not F F]
William J Soper, Private..., Lincs Reg, nr45774

Frederick J Soper, Private, Lincs Reg, nr8025 [?became a Sgt below] : ['11cen in Lincs Reg in Aden, age 21]
Frederick James Soper, Private..., Lincs Reg, nr7950 & Serjeant, Lincs Reg, nr7950
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F J Soper Sjt, 1st Bn, Linc R : awarded the military medal : from London Gazette 3 Jun 1916 (with 100s others)
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F J Soper, Sjt. nr7950, 1st Bn. Lincolnshire Reg (High Barnet) ?Meritorious Service Medal? (London Gazette 17 Jan 1918)
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Frederick James Soper (1888-1955) m.Alice Mary Soper (1859-1929) Christ Church, Barnet, Herts 5 Jul 1915 (They shared grandparents : William & Mary Rolfe)

Frederick Richard Soper, Corporal, Wiltshire Regiment, nr26756 : refWO 372/18


Ida B Soper m.Arthur Cooper Jan>Mar 1919, Newark : an Ida Blanche Soper b.Oct>Dec 1897 Farnham, Sy : ['01cen Ida 3 b.Aldershot, Hants] : ['11cen Ida 13 at Aldershot, Farnham, Sy, parents Alfred & Rose]

William T Soper (c1836-1920) d.Oct>Dec 1920, Lincoln age 84

Frederick G Soper m.Frances M G Richardson Jul>Sep 1921, Boston, Lincs : [?birth connections in Bangor, Anglesey, mother ne Richardson ; Michael F Soper Jul>Sep 1922 & Gillian F Soper Jul>Sep 1929] : [??a Frances M G Soper m.Robert S Cahn Oct>Dec 1936, Pancras]

Leslie A Soper b.Apr>Jun 1932, Spilsby (mother ne Soper)

Daniel H A Soper m.Mabel Dixon Apr>Jun 1935, Gainsborough (b.Oct>Dec 1914 Gainsborough mother ne Claridge see)
Pamela J Soper b.Jan>Mar 1938, Gainsborough (mother ne Dixon)

Caroline Soper (c1893-1938) d.Jul>Sep 1938 Spilsby, Lincs, age 45

William H Soper m.Nellie Whitbread Oct>Dec 1947 Spilsby, Lincs

Kenneth Soper 'Ken' d.24 Aug 2001 newspaper memorial from wife Dorothy Aug 2006 source

Alice Emily Soper died at home 2 Mar 2008 aged 92 years. Wife of Josh, mother of Bill, Ted, Bev & Carol source from Skegness Standard, Lincs



Norfolk

Several Sopers mentioned in Blomefield's History of Norfolk, Robert Sopper p45 : John Soper p142 : William Soper p183 : William Souper p299 : William Sopere p491

Simon Le Sopere mentioned in The Norfolk Antiquarian Miscellany - p63 pub1906 [no date] : GoogleBooks.com

a Sopere record; Norfolk Feet of Fines (1196-1307) : Pedes Finium - law suits, or pretended suits, putting on record the ownership of land in Norfolk. Abstracts prepared by Walter Rye : details available from www.theoriginalrecord.com

Reginald Sapher [also 'Saphyr' - french for Soper] of Lenn [Kings Lynn]. 6 Apr 1298. [presumably a merchant, as,] Gifted a piece of waste land with a wharf lying in the town of Lenn next to the Meyresflet, from Ralph, Bishop of Norwich. With licence to Reginald to construct all necessary buildings on the piece - annual rent of 4 pennies : Derbyshire Record Office: ref D231M/T462 [Reginald Saphyr of Lynn a piece of waste land with a wharf mentioned in correspondence 27 Jul 1424] www.a2a

Reginald le Sopere bequeathed 6s 8d in a codicil added to the will of John Burghard, burgess of Bishop's Lynn [now Kings Lynn], who died 1339. Burghard, a wealthy, self made, merchant & landlord, arrived at Lynn 1309, died worth £100's, so Sopere's 6s was not too significant, [presumably a token to a minor relation, servant or business aqaintance] : The will made 5 April & Sopere's was 1 of several additions before he died 4 months later [ - pure speculation, but Burghard had large sheep herds so might supply carcasses for soap making. Nearly all the names in the will show a place name ie "... de ..." however next to Sopere's bequest is one to Walter le Coteler ('the knife maker'?)] : source

Hugh Soper of Norwich. Butcher became a Freeman. 1421-2 source

Walter Sopp, his wife Isabella, John Hervy & Richard Andrewe of Kimberley, Norfolk, of a messuage & land in Kimberley, from Sampson Bole, citizen & barber of Norwich : 1 Mar 1458 www.a2a

William Soper, Norfolk. British Chancery Records 1486-93 & 1504-1515 Volume 3 : Page 285 : Bundle 161: ancestry.com

William Soper in on a list of Masters of the Hospital of Beck, Billingford. He was master sometime between 1497 & 1527 www.british-history.ac.uk : doc.38310 : The 'Hospital' was a hostel, founded, near a chapel in the early 1200's, providing beds for poor pilgrims going to Our Lady of Walsingham, Norfolk. In 1500's it was in decline & sold 1556 : from A History of Norfolk, vol2

William Sooper (?-1519), 4 May 1519 [the record possibly says], that on his death. John Hecker, becomes master of the Great Hospital, Norwich [St Giles Hospital] & rector to the church of Coltishall (in the gift of the Great Hospital) [does this mean WS holds this position?] : Norfolk Record Office ref. N/MC1/39 www.a2a
William Soper the above rector, probably mentioned in 'Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae', 1300 - 1541, a list of the cathedral clergy of England and Wales : viii. 69 www.history.ac.uk
William Soper was Prebend of Warminster, was at Cathedral of Wells 1500-1519, see Wiltshire 1500]

John Soper m.Catherine Pain 1593 at North Walsham [Boyds Marriage Index]
Richard Soper m.Agnes Snelling 1593 at North Walsham [Boyds Marriage Index]

William Soper m.Alce King 1598 at North Walsham [Boyds Marriage Index]

Vastye Sopar m.24 Jun 1605, North Walsham [igi] : [Vasty Soper m.Robert Palmer; Boyds Marriage Index]
Catherine Soper m.Edward Hales 1605 at North Walsham [Boyds Marriage Index]
Bethsaba Sopper m.9 Nov 1628, North Walsham [igi]

Catherine Soper, or Katherin (c1584-?) of North Walsham, Norfolk m.Edward Hales, (b abt.1581, of N.Walsham) 26 Jan 1605, children Thomas 1606 & William b.16 Sept 1610 both at N.Walsham, www.hales.org/he02.htm her son may have emmigrated. (a Thomas Hales (c1606-?) emmigrated to Maryland 1631-1636 with wife, but there are at least two other candidates a Thomas Hales (c1606-?), Faversham, Kent, Eng & Thomas Hales (c1607-?) Tenterden,Kent) source

John Sopper m.Ellin Bullin 1624 at North Walsham [Boyds Marriage Index]
John Sopper m.9 Aug 1624 & speculate child? Henry Sopper bapt.16 Feb 1631 both North Walsham
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& 5 other Sopers bapt North Walsham Jana Soper 4 Oct 1635, Maria Soper 17 Mar 1638, Jane Soper 2 May 1641 (a Jane m.23 Oct 1664) , Prudence Soper 29 Nov 1643, Mary Soper 11 Jul 1650 [igi]

Bethsheba Sopper m.John Wittam 1628 at North Walsham [Boyds Marriage Index]

Jane Soper m.William Martins 1664 at North Walsham [Boyds Marriage Index] : Jane m.23 Oct 1664 - a Jane b.2 May 1641 above [igi]

Mary Sopher m.Benjamin Stimpson (c1772-1831) had son Robert Stimpson (1805-1886), farmed, like his father, at Alderford & leased Church Farm at Great Witchingham from 1848 : Norfolk Record Office: Papers of the Stimpson Family : ref. MC 56 www.a2a [but perhaps Sopher was middle name?]

Soper's Acre a piece of arable land in the East Field occupied by Samuel Curl & Wm Brooke; part of an estate in Great Walsingham, Norfolk for sale at Little Walsingham from Bury & Norwich Post 6 Jun 1801, from newspapers.bl.uk

Soper Kiddle Tried: Swaffham, [Norfolk?] Oct 1838; Transported: To Bermuda : Source: Hulk Register. Gives name of Hulk, date received, and date transferred for transportation, along with brief gaoler's report: £6 refUCB1987 source

No entries in 1841 census

1851 Norfolk Census, 1 Soper
Mary S Soper 50 living at Henstead, Norfolk, b.c1801 Norfolk

James Sofer 41 servant butler at Stradsett Hall, Stradsett, Norfolk '51cen, b.Lewis, Sussex; Harriet Sofer 44 cook & butlers wife; James Sofer 16 game keeper both b.Horsham, Sussex; with William Bagge 41 landed proprietor & MP, b.Stradsett & servant Henry Luffman 40 game keeper b.Wilts; Jane Harding 22unm house maid b.Horsham, Sx; (game keeper's family at Large Cottage; gardener's family at Garden House) scan & scan 2 : [see Sussex]

Mary A W Soper 26 b.Norfolk c1825, living in Surrey. '51cen

Richard Hill Soper m.Ann Rebecca Abel Jul>Sep 1856, Norwich, Nk (bmd) (Richard b.Exeter, Dev c1834 to Richard ag lab & Amelia)
- Emily Martha Soper b.Jan>Mar 1857 Norwich [Emily Martha d.Jan>Mar 1884 Exeter age 26]
- Laura b.Oct>Dec 1860 Leicester, Lei [m./d. not obvious in bmd]
- Blanches b.Apr>Jun 1862 Exeter, Dev [?a Blanche m.Oct>Dec 1883 Exeter (either Edward Fitoni Marcinelli* or Hery Anning (the other groom m.Charlotte Soper (*only 1 surname in bmd)]
- Richard Hill Soper b.Jan>Mar 1864 Exeter [m.Jul>Sep 1885 (to either Mary Ann Drew or Bessie Grimes)] : [& presume son Richard Hill Soper m.Luara Whiddon Apr>Jun 1908 Exeter : '11cen with wife below : Richard Hill Soper, WW1 Corporal, Royal Berks Reg, nr25195
- Samuel b.Jan>Mar c1867 Exeter?
- William b.Jan>Mar c1871 Exeter?
- Eva b.cJan 1881 [birth not vis bmd]
: '41cen Richard 7 'in the village', Woodbury with parents Richard 35-9 ag lab & Amelia 30-4, Anna 10, Samuel 5 & Eliza 2 ['51 perhaps 16 at & b.Dev?]
: '61cen Richard Hill Soper 27 b.Exeter, living at 85 Church Gate, St Margaret, Leicester; Ann Rebecca 24, Emily 4 both b.Norfolk, Laura 7m b.St Margarets, Lei
: '71cen Richard H 36 at Codrington St, St Sidwell, Exeter, b.Exeter Ann R 32; Emily 14 both b.Norfolk; Laura 10 scholar b.Lei; Blanche 8; Richard 6; Samuel 3; William 3m all b.Dev & brother Henry 30 a porter b.Dev
: '81cen Richard H 46 a nurseryman at Exeter, Dev; b.Woodbury, Dev; Ann R 42; Emily M 23 unm both b.Norwich, Norfolk; Blanch 18; Richard 16; Samuel 14; William 11 & Eva 4 all b.Exeter, Dev & Thomas MITCHELL, boarder Widower 78 b.Barrington, Dev a gardener
: Richard Hill Soper d.Jan>Mar 1882 age 48, Exeter : [Emily d.1884 age 26 Exeter]
: '91cen Ann 54 at St Sidwell, Dev; b.Norwich, Norfolk William 21 & Eva 10 (& perhaps others?) ['01cen Ann & Eva not obvious]
: Ann Rebecca Soper d.Jan>Mar 1905 age 66, Exeter
: son Richard Hill Soper of 50 Paul St, florist; conveyed 50 Paul St, 1 Feb 1909 for £235 (from?) William Robert Western of Goldsmith St, butcher : Devon Record Office
: '11cen grandson Richard Hill Soper (c1887-?) head at [1 Peter/Victoria/Place] 24 billposter b.Dev; wife Laura Soper 23 b.? : dau Lelly Emma Mary Soper 10m b.Dev
: '1931 grandson? Richard Hill Soper of 3 Portland St, Exeter, billposter & Frederick James Soper of 12 Goldsmith St, florist conveyed 50 Paul St (to?) Frederick William Stillman of 94 South St, purveyor; for £1,000, 29 Sep 1931 : Dev Record Office [connection? a Mrs Soper had a flower stall Exeter Market WW2]

1861 Norfolk Census, no Sopers

Florence Ellen Soper (1870-?) teaching career 1895; Registration 1 Sep 1920 : Board of Education Certificate : Associate of the College of Perceptors (distinction in drawing) Certificate of Ability to Teach : English Mistress, Winterton School, Lincs 1895-7 : Eng & Maths Mistress, The College, Stoke Bishop, Clifton, Bristol 1898-1901; Ass Mistress, St Marys School, Balham, SW Lon 1902 to retirement; profesional address 37 Redford Ave, Wallington, Surrey scan; Teachers Registration Dept (from EnglishOrigins.com)
: [parents Frederick (a dentist) m.Elizabeth 1863, (her 4 sisters teachers)]
: [Florence Ellen Soper b.Norwich, Norfolk Oct>Dec 1870 [to Frederick & Ann below] : '71cen 5m & '81cen age 10 (below) : '91cen with parents in Clapham :
: '01cen Florence 30unm english mistress at 6 Downleaze, Westbury On Trym, Glos; b.Norwich, Norfolk; with Louisa Heinke 83 widow b.Lon, dau Florence 45unm, visitor Phoebe 48 nurse companion b.Lon, Marguerite Desponds 19 french mistress b.France, Ruth Osborne 25 nurse companion; 6 female students 9-16 cook 38 & housemaid 21 scan
: '11cen, 40 with parents at Wandsworth, Lon
]
: [Florence Ellen Soper, spinster; executor of brother Frederic Percival Robinson Soper who d.1918 estate £307]

1871 Norfolk Census, only 2 Soper households

Frederick Soper (c1839-?) dentist assistant 32 at 6 Bedford St, Heigham. '71cen, b.Brighton, Sx, Anne Soper 33 b.Lewes, Sx, Annetta E Soper 6 b.Camberwell, Sy, Frederick P R Soper 4 both scholars, Frank A Soper 2, Florence Soper 5m, all b.Norfolk; also domestic servant Susan Grana? 15 b.Norfolk : scan : [Frederick m.Elizabeth 1863 Brighton, Sx]

Mary Soper (c1799-?) a annuitant 72 by Common, Swardeston, b.Malbarton?. '71cen, living with cousin Robert Bond 77 widowed farmer of 225a emp 11, b.Mullarton & housekeeper Rachael Crane 67 widow, formerly farmer b.Brockdirk, niece Eliza Westgate 17 b.Swardiston & gen serv Ellen Fulcher 46 all b.Norfolk : scan : [Mary d.Jul>Sep 1872 Henstead, Norfolk, age 74]

Also in Norfolk . '71cen?: Lodes Sopier 23 a servant at Norwich b.Hassington, Nf : & Mary Sopher 72, cousin b.Mulbarton, Nf : [not vis bmd]

Frederick Soper, 7 Church St, South Heigham, [Norfolk]; from Post Office Directory pub.1875; Google Books snippet : [Frederick m.Elizabeth 1863 Brighton, Sx]

1881 Norfolk Census, only 1 Soper family
Frederick Soper in Church St, Heigham, Norwich : 42 dentist assistant, b.Brighton, Sx, Anne Soper 42 b.Lewes, Sx, Annetta E Soper 16, school teacher, b.Hennington, Sy, Frederick P R Soper 14, Frank A Soper 12, Florence E Soper 10, Gertude M Soper 8, Norman B Soper 6, all scholars, Theresa P Soper 4, Grace E Soper 2 & George E Soper 2m all b.Heigham : [Frederick m.Elizabeth 1863 Brighton, Sx]

3 Sopers b.Norfolk in Devon '81cen
Ann R Soper 42 & dau Emily M Soper 23 both b.Norwich, Norfolk at Exeter, Dev : [Richard Hill Soper m.Ann Rebecca Abel 1856, Norwich & Emily Martha Soper b.1857 both b.Norwich above]
Louisa Soper 17 dom serv at Plymouth; b.North Brinton, Norfolk [no birth vis in 'bmd]

1891 Norfolk Census, 3 Sopers [the '81 family had moved to Battersea, London]
Kate Soper 21unm boot binder, inmate at Heigham Workhouse, Heigham St Thomas, Norwich, b.Norwich : '91cen; scan; source : [not vis '71/'81cen]

Lucy Soper 22unm household head, b.Devon in 1 room at at 7b Old Blew Yard, St Martin at Oak, Norwich '91cen [& next door] : [not vis '71/'81cen]
Rose Soper 6m nursechild b.Norfolk in 3 rooms at 8 Old Blew Yard, St Martin at Oak, Norwich '91cen with Arthur Allen 30 gen lbr b.Norwich; Emily 26 S.Lynn, Gertude Allen 1 b.Lon & lodger George Cukkum 42 gen lbr n.Norwich; scan source: [assume Rose Alice Soper b.Oct>Dec 1890 Norwich & Lucy Soper m.Jan>Mar 1892 (to either Robert Munday or Dennis Olby) (her b.not vis)] : [Rose not vis '01cen]

George William Soper b. & d.Oct>Dec 1893 at Norwich, age 0

Albert George Soper (c1865-1945) m.Frances Frost 1893, Norfolk. Albert d.19 Oct & bur.Hockwold, Norfolk
: Albert George b.Oct>Dec 1865 Winchester, Hants to George & Emma Pace who m.1864 Winchester
- Florence Louisa Soper b.28 Apr 1893 London (b.Oct>Dec St.George Hanover Sq); (died, age 84, 26 Jul 1978, buried Hockwold, Norfolk)
? - Ivy Winifred Soper b.Jul>Sep 1895 & Ivy Soper d.Jul>Sep 1896 age 1 both at St Asaph, Denbighshire dist; [assume dau]
- Frederick G Soper b.c1899 b.St ... (from '11cen, age 12)
? - Frances Mary Soper (1905-1906) b.Apr>Jun; d.Apr>Jun, age 1, both at St Asap; [assume dau]
- Geoffrey Frost Soper (1908-2000) b.5 Nov, (b.Oct>Dec St Asaph); m.Winifred [R] Cook 7 Jun 1934 (m.Apr>Jun 1934 Mildenhall RD, Suffolk). d.2000, Norfolk source
: [ '71cen Albert George presume age 5 Northington, Hants with Emma, head 25 b.N'tn (& Louisa E V Soper 4 & Florence E Soper 2 both b.Rusper', Horsham)]
: ['81cen Albert G 15 domestic page to Dr Frank Parish 24 at 14 Steyne, Broadwater, Sx b.Winchester, Hants; scan] : ['91 a servant b.Winchester 27 at Folkestone, Kt]
: ['01cen family not vis]
: ['11cen Albert George 45 head at St Asaph, Denbighshire : b.Hants; Frances 39 b.Norfolk; Florence 17 b.Lon; Frederick G 12 [school]; Geoffrey F 2 both b.St …,] : [a genealogy.com source]

Ethel Soper b.Jan>Mar 1897 Norwich : [not vis '01cen/'11cen]

Catherine Eliza Soper b.Jan>Mar 1897 Norwich (to either James William Riches or Henry George Smith)

1901 Norfolk Census, no Sopers: a family of 3 Sapers
Hannah Saper 44 at Sprowston, Norfolk b.Stocking, Suffolk; John Saper 11 & Emma Saper 7 both b.Norwich

2 Sopers b.Buxton, Norfolk in Chiswick, M.sex '01cen William 4, Stanley 2 : [births not vis bmd]

1911 census 2 names
Lewis Soper 29 a servant / driver at Norwich; b.Sussex '11cen : [no birth vis bmd or '01cen]
Mary Ann Soper 28 a former / dom servant / national, an inmate at an institution at (Thetford/Black/Grey/Corner), b.Essex '11cen : [Mary Ann Soper b.Apr>Jun 1883 at Romford, Essex]

1901 Census
: '11cen Mary Ann 28unm former dom serv, inmate at institution at Kenninghall, Thetford Norfolk, b.Barking, Essex : [Mary Ann Soper b.Apr>Jun 1883 at Romford, Essex]
: '11cen Lewis Soper (c1882-?) servant 29unm chaffeur valet, domestic at Mergate Hall, Bracon Ash, Norwich, Norfolk; b.Brighton, Sx; also ladies maid Edith Chamberlain Logan 29unm b.Wesfrey on Trym, Glos & Rubina Coclevill 22unm housemaid b.Upton, Norfolk (now a listed country house source) : [no birth vis bmd or '01cen (made up?) ??a Lewis (c1884-1950) d.Oct>Dec 1950, Evesham, Worc, age 66 (a Lewis b.Jan>Mar 1884 Camberwell)]

Arthur Soper, Private, Norfolk Regiment, nr31469; WW1 Service Medals (issued to all servicemen) 1914-1920 : from nationalarchives.gov.uk

William H Soper m.Pearl M Nelson Jan>Mar 1946, Downham, Norfolk (bmd)
: Pearl

b.Jul>Sep 1926 Wisbech, RD Cambs to Lewis Nelson & Hilda May Smith : see tree.. source
- Julie A Soper b.Jan>Mar 1947, Downham, Norfolk (mother nee Nelson)
: Bob Soper Edward William 'Ted' Soper d.4 Jan 2014, aged 84, husband of Pearl; funeral at Southampton Crematorium hampshirechronicle.co.uk

Gladys Soper (Mrs), Kings Lynn, Norfolk…., p.526 - snippet from The Doodlebugs: the story of the flying-bombs [WW2] : pub.1981 : p.514-529 for 'Contributors'

Mrs Soper of Thetford, Notes 1970s, relating to her photographic slides (not present) of over a hundred village signs, mainly in Norfolk, used in slide presentations & related correspondence : Norfolk Record Office Accessions2006/209

Eliza Souper d.1882, Sarah Soper d.1891, John Soper d.1894, William Thomas Soper d.1920, from Lincolnshire, National Burial Records : from findmypast.com

Soper Places in Norfolk

Soper's Acre a piece of arable land in the East Field occupied by Samuel Curl & Wm Brooke; part of an estate in Great Walsingham, Norfolk for sale at Little Walsingham from Bury & Norwich Post 6 Jun 1801



Northamptonshire

Thomas Soper shall have 5s claimed for his wages : added to the will of Lady Anne Hussey, Ufford, Northants : 1 Mar 1544 [Her maid got 20s; Other servants were bequeathed all their wages, so Thomas may have got a bad deal. Perhaps wages owed were not always paid after death?)] : Google notes]

Samuel Loper d.1664 at Northamptonshire: more details available from Non-Conformist bmdregisters

Only 2 entries in 1841 census
Georgina Soper 12 & John Soper 11, both b.N.hants, at St Sepulchre, in household of John Baker 40-45 victualor, Elizabeth Baker 40-45 [transcribed Soper, but looks like Loper , perhaps John Loper Baker?]

William Soper d.Jan>Mar 1850, Northampton, Northamptonshire (only 8 entries in bmd 1838-1943, all below)
Martha Soper d.Jan>Mar 1855, Northampton : [most likely children, but pure speculation, only William/Martha in '41cen; William 30-4 lawyer at Stoke Damerell, Dev; Martha 30-4, Susanna 8, Mary 4, Martha 3. James 10m]

Jane Sopher b.1828c & Sophia Sopher b.1840c both b.N.hants. The only 2 entries in 1851 census

no Sopers in Northants '81cen

Frederick Henry Soper (c1867-1888) d.Oct>Dec 1888, age 21 Southam?, Warwicks (bmd) : [not obvious '01/'11, or birth in bmd]

Alfred James Soper m.? Oct>Dec 1888, Hardingstone, Northamptonshire (bmd)

William Rundell Soper (c1844-1891) d.Jan>Mar 1891 age 47, Northampton, Northamptonshire (bmd) : [b.Jul>Sep 1843 Westbourne, Sx]

no Sopers in Northants '91cen

James Soper 34 farmer at Paulerspury, Northampton '01cen; b.Bishop Teignton, Dev ('Bishopsteignton') : ['91cen with parents James & Mary at BT : '11cen a commercial traveller, Bredtford, Lon]

Robert Louis Soper b.Jan>Mar 1908, Tynemouth, Northamptonshire (bmd) : [Edward Pitt Soper m.Hilda Gwendolen A Roberts Lewisham, Oct>Dec 1906 : see his biog] : [Robert an RAF doctor d.1973 see biog]
: '11cen Edward Pitt Soper (c1876-?) 35 head [engineer/navy officer] at (31 New Brompton/Rd), Medway, Kent, b.Portsmouth, Hants, Hilda Gwendolen Soper 25 wife b.-, London & Robert Louis Soper 3 b.?
: Hilda Gwendoline A Soper (1886-1934) d.Great Waltham, Essex; from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com (d.Apr>Jun Chelmsford, age 48 bmd)
: Edward Pitt Soper (?-1955) d.Great Waltham, Essex; from Index to Parish Records, from findmypast.com

no Sopers in Northants '11cen

James Soper of Elmfield Farm, Potterspury, [Towcester, N'hants] m.dau of Thomas & Pru Knighton (a butcher of Wolverton) [, Northants] : [early 1900's?] They had a daughter Prudence & a son James who succeeded to the farm. source : early 20th C?
: James Soper m.Kathleen A Knighton Oct>Dec 1916 at Thanet, Kent (bmd)
- James K Soper b.Jan>Mar 1919, Towcester, Northamptonshire
- Prudence M K Soper b.Jul>Sep 1921, Towcester
: '01cen; James Soper 34 farmer at Paulerspury, Northampton; b.Bishop Teignton, Dev ('Bishopsteignton'); only Soper in Northants
: '11cen; ??a James 44 a commercial traveller at 31 Chiswick/Grove/Ave, Brentford, Lon; b.Bishopsteignton, Devon

Northamptonshire units in WW1 : Service Medals (issued to all servicemen) 1914-1920 : from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Alfred C Soper, Private, Northamptonshire Regiment, nr50126
Clarence W Soper, Private..., Northamptonshire Regiment, nr46702 : [Clarence William Soper b.Jan>Mar 1896, Andover, Hants]
Frank Soper, Private..., Northamptonshire Regiment, nr61264

Peter H H Soper b. Apr>Jun 1929 at Wellingborough, Northants/Beds (mother ne Tuck) : [a Henry A Soper m.Hazel S Tuck Apr>Jun 1921 Islington, Lon; see below]

N Soper on Wellingborough War Memorial for 1939-45. Not a name on military casualty lists, (but several families on the memorial - presume bombing casualties] : On Roll of Honor, Perhaps just a list of local servicemen who signed up source.
??speculate Francis Stephen Nevil Soper who died 16 Sep 1942. His parents came from Wellingborough; see below

Francis Stephen Nevil Soper fireman & trimmer, Merchant Navy, SS Ocean Honour (Liverpool); d.16 Sep 1942, age 21; Henry A Soper & Hazel S Soper; of Wellingborough, Northants; On Tower Hill Memorial: Panel 75.
- d.1942, at sea on 'SS Ocean Honour'; from Deaths in UK Findmypast.com; a steamer, sunk 16 Sep 1942, Gulf of Aden, carrying government stores, Liverpool to Aden, torpedoed by Japanese submarine 29 crew & 3 gunners landed on isolated island & saved by RAF; 15 crew & 5 gunners lost
: Henry A Soper m.Hazel S Tuck Apr>Jun 1921, Islington, Lon (bmd)
- Francis S N Soper b.Jan>Mar 1921, Islington, Lon (mother nee Tuck); died 16 Sep 1942; WW2 see above
- Peter H H Soper b.Apr>Jun 1929 at Wellingborough, Northants/Beds (mother ne Tuck)

Stanley C Soper m.Elsie L Houghton Jul>Sep 1943, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire (bmd)
: Elsie Lilian Soper, died at home 26 Mar 2009, aged 85. Mum to Sue & Dave. Funeral at Edgar Newman Chapel, Kettering, Northants
source



Northumberland

only 8 bmd records for Northumberland

Edgar le Soppier, 1138 in Northumberland, from a commercial source

Jane Soper bapt.18 Jun 1733 St John, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland [igi]

No Sopers in Northumberland '81cen
Emma Soper 25 wife of b.Newcastle O T , Northumberland, only Soper in 1881 census : living with husband George W 32 Tobacconist b.Lambeth, Sy : George 5 b.London : William 2 b.Argentine : Peter 1 b.Argentina

William Henry Soper (c1843-1882) d.Jan>Mar 1882, Alnwick, Northumberland, age 39 (bmd) : [not father of William Henry below as he was Henry & alive '91cen] : ['71cen a William H 29 at & b.Exeter, wife Margaret 24 Emily J 8m]

William Henry Soper m.Clara Dormes 25 Mar 1891, Newcastle on Tyne registry Office (Clara Downes Jan>Mar Newcastle)
: [William Henry Soper (1865-?) Quartermaster Sergeant, Kings Own Scottish Boarderers
biog]

Newbourn Sopper 42 ship yard labourer at 3 Thames Street (2 rooms), Walsend (St Luke), Northumberland b.Sunderland, Durham '91cen; Mary Sopper wife 42 b.Scotland & niece Mary Sopper 9 scholar b.Hebburn, Durham; scan : [no Newbiourn b or m.vis; no Durham b.vis; not vis '81/01cen] : [Mary Jane Soper b.Apr>Jun 1885, Auckland, assume to William Soper & Mary Jane Mills who m.1882, Auckland; William d.1883 & Mary Ann rem.1887]

William Soper 32 hotel keeper (pub) in 4 rooms at Victoria Hotel, Whitley Old Village, (St Pauls), Whitney, Tynemouth, Northumberland '91cen; b.Bridestow, Dev; wife Ellen Soper 30 & niece Maud Crawther 14 both b.Huddersfield, Yorks & 3 gen serv James Price 21, Nellie Middleton 20 & Lizzie Robinson 18; scan & scan : [not vis '01/11cen] : [possibly William m.Ellen Shaw (or Sarah Ann Jennings) Jul>Sep 1884, Middlesborough, Yorks, N.Riding] William H Soper 26 infantry soldier, colour sergeant; visitor at 62 Warley St, Westgate (St Philip), Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland, b.Ifield, Sx; '91cen Clara Soper 21 boarder waterproof garment maker, b.Manchester, Lancs with James Hall 27 cartman, wife Jane 24 & 2 dau all b.N'land & 2 other w.g.makers Bertha Cutting 21 & Sarah Linsey 13 scan (10 days after marriage, William moved into Clara's home, presume on leave) : [m.1891 above] : [William Henry Soper Quartermaster Serg, Kings Own Scottish Boarderers biog]

Alfred Sydney Soper b.Jan>Mar 1895, Berwick, Northumberland (bmd) : Alfred S Soper (c1895-1922) d.Jul>Sep 1922, Croydon, Surrey, age 27; Alfred Sydney Soper d.1931, Probate Calender (ancestry.com) : [parents William Henry Soper m.1891 above]

Jos. Soper an able seaman 25 b.Eng, at Sailors' Home, New Quay, North Shields '01cen, Northumberland, b.Eng (page of boarding seamen 21-53 mostly b.abroad, headed by superintendant with matron, cook & maids); scan : [no Joseph obvious '91/'11cen]

Robert Louis Soper b.Jan>Mar 1908 Tynemouth, Northumberland : Flight Lieutenant Medical Branch : family in Medway, Kent by '11cen

No Sopers in Northumberland '11cen

Northumberland units in WW1 : Service Medals (issued to all servicemen) 1914-1920 : from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Maurice G H Soper, Private..., Northumberland Fusiliers, nr271144 [?born, lived & died 1919 in Berks? : son of Robert Henry/Jane m.1855, Robert Henry Soper (b.1862 Paddington, Msx) m.Jane Berks]
Samuel R Soper, Acting Serjeant..., Northumberland Fusiliers, nr49177 : refWO 372/18

R G Soper, Lt. Territorial Reserve Force from 7th Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers, to be Lt. 29 Jan 1920 (London Gazette 27 Jan)

Francis H Soper m.Mary Turner Apr>Jun 1932 Morpeth : [no Soper/Turner bmd births]

Richard C Soper, b.Apr>Jun 1936, Newcastle Upon Tyne bmd District, Northumberland (mother ne Ginn) : [no Soper/Ginn bmd births]

Edith Soper, b.Apr>Jun 1941, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northumberland (mother ne Widdowfield) : [no Soper/Widdowfield bmd births]

William Soper m.Catherine Fortune Apr>Jun 1946 Morpeth, Newcastle upon Tyne District



Nottinghamshire

Mary Sopper m.5 Aug 1641 Sturton Cum Fenton, Notts [igi]

Mary Soaper of Car Colston, spinster m.John Dean of Marnham, Gent : 10 Nov 1678 at Southwell. Licence from Notts Archdeacon's Court : [Car Colston 10 NE of Nottingham] ancestry.com

Ann Soper m.25 Oct 1708 Mansfield, Notts [igi]

Eliz. Soper m.Nov 1763 Misterton, Notts [igi]

Revs Soaper & Clayton from Grantham, celebrate the re-opening of the expanded Independent Chapel, Newark, [Notts] 2 May 1836. Mr Soaper delivered one of the addresses when 180 had Monday morning breakfast at The Town Hall, from 'Voluntary System' : [presume Rev Richard Soper]

John Tomlinson [John Loper] (1831-?) age 13 in Nottinghamshire Court, 4 Apr 1844; sentence transportation : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

Francis Soper 32unm school assistant, teacher of music at Potter Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire '51cen, b.London; with Brutus Kellermaier. Swiss schoolmaster, his wife; german, music & classics teachers, 2 washerwomen & 54 scholars, shoe boy, cook, 2 nurses, 2 housemaids, nursemaid & chemistry teacher's family next door; scan : [see biog] : [his children b.Margate, so assume related to Mary A below; Francis m.a Mary Ann 12y his junior in 1855 but not this one]

Mary Ann Soper 19 niece & visitor - at Carlton Rd, Worksop, Nottinghamshire '51cen, b.Margate, Kent; with Frederick Hughesdon 31 solicitor's waiting clerk b.Bethnal Green, M.sx; wife Hannah 28 governess b.Sandwich, Kt; dau 3 b.Holborn & son 1 b.Camden scan : [parents William m.Mary Ann Atwood 1829, Margate]

No Sopers in Nots '81cen : 1 wife born there
Alice Soper 29 wife b.Evercoates, Notts, only Soper in '81cen : living with husband Wm 46 surgeon b.Bermondsey : Agnes Hester Marian 17 : Spencer 3 : Alice Marian 2 : Hugh Ths. Bassett 1 all b.Stockwell

William Soper MRCSE, FS, a large sheep farmer near Sherwood Forest, Notts. To treat lungworm he packed his sheep in a steam room with carbolic acid : reported in Waikato Times, New Zealand, 1 Jan 1884 : [a William Soper admitted to Royal College of Surgeons 1861, & his Alice wife b.Notts]

Edward K Soper 18unm lace designer (employee) at 16 Mona St, Beeston, Notts '91cen; b.Salisbury, S.set; boarding with Emily A Huddleston 46m b.Plymouth, Dev & father John Shillabeer 72m pensioner b.Alberton, Dev scan : [Edward Knight Soper b.1873 to Henry Soper (1832-1910) b.S.Brent, Dev, a Wesleyan Minister & Elizabeth biog]

Edwin Soper 27 a steam pipe fitter at Nottingham 1901 census , b.Dorchester, Dorset, Fanny 24 b.Clare, Wilts, Edwin 3 & Katleen 2 both b.Ireland : also in Nottingham Annie 17 dom housemaid b.Basingstoke, Hants : ['91cen Edwin 23 at Fordington, Dor, b.Muston, Dor, parents Thomas & Mary] : [ : ['11cen Edwin 23 at Fordington, Dor, b.Muston, Dor, parents Thomas & Mary]a general fitter 43 at W.Brom, Staffs]

Annie Soper m.Robert Owen Bust or James Alfred Smith Oct>Dec 1909, Nottingham [bmd]

Henry Soper a Wesleyan Minister, transfered from Leicester to Newark 1885, re-assigned to Ramsgate, Kent 1885 : biog
- - -
Henry Soper died Apr>Jun 1910 Basford, Nottinghamshire, age 78 : daughter Maud died Basford 1904 age 25
- - -
Elizabeth Soper 74 widow private means, at Charnwood, Newcastle Ave, Beeston, Basford, Derbyshire, b.Poole, Dorset. 'British National' with dom serv Ellen Shutt Godall 29 b.Garforth, Yorks; only Soper in 1911 Notts census : ['01cen with husband Henry 49 a Wesleyan Minister : biog]

Nottinghamshire units in WW1 : Service Medals (issued to all servicemen) 1914-1920 : from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Rundle J Soper, Private, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment, nr307184
Thomas Rundle Soper, Private, Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Reg, nr307184 [a Thomas Rundle Soper b.Oct>Dec 1876, York]
Ernest Sopper, Captain..., South Nottinghamshire Yeomanry, nr-

Frank A Soper b.Oct>Dec 1915, Mansfield, Lincs (mother ne Fletcher) & d.Apr>Jun 1921, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, age 5 : [father Frank A Soper's m.1913, Derbyshire]

Arthur E Soper m.Adelaide B Chaffin Jan>Mar 1941, Nottingham
Peter C Soper b.Jul>Sep 1941, Nottingham (mother ne Chaffin)

A G Soper 30 Apr 1948, Nottingham, Notts : Register of Seamen, Discharge Papers R807803, National Archives ref BT 372/2605/121

Eileen Margaret Soper 26 (b.9 Sep1933) & Ann Margaret Soper 1 (b.6 Sep1958) sailed A class on "Nevasa" (British India Line) from Southampton to Singapore, departing 3 Jun 1959 address c/o Mr & Mrs A R Soper, 27 The Cresent, Wallsend-on-Tyne, Northumberland; Last permanant residence Singapore (ship to Hong Kong); scan; from findmypast

Sopery of county Nottingham, Coat of Arms : 'Azure a cross Or, fretty Gules'



Oxfordshire

25 Oxon bmd records

Thomas Soaper m.28 Apr 1588 at Bluntisham Cum Earith, Huntingdonshire (3 igi record for county)

Richard Soper m.Alse Folons 16 Sep 1611 at Kidlington Oxfordshire : [the only Oxfordshire igi record]
- he married Mrs Folons(?) : from Three Oxfordshire parishes: a history of Kidlington, Yarnton &d Begbroke pub.1893 Google Books snippet

Phillip Soper m.16 Aug 1660 at Hartford, Huntingdonshire

William Soper M.8 Mar 1666/7 (hl Jacobi Soper de Highborough, Devon, pled age 17) TM received as B.17 Jan 1666/7; increased to T.7 Mar 1670; restored 2 Mar 1673/4; BA 26 Oct 1670; MA 4 Jun 1673 : p.267 of Registers of Wadham College, Oxford, 1613-1871, pub.1889 Google Books snippet

William Sopere... mentioned in an snippet without date from 'A History of the Manor of Bensington' (Benson, Oxon) : pub 1896 - p34 : GoogleBooks.com

William Soper BA, Wadh. 26 Oct 1670; MA 4 Jun 1673 ; from The Oxford University Calendar, pub.1838 Google Books snippet

Mary Soaper m.10 Nov 1692 at Fen Stanton, Huntingdonshire

William the Soaper of Oxford, (Willelmus le Sopere) who 'abjured the realm' after having turned vagrant & stolen hens, possibly before 'Justices in Eyre', Berks.
[Possibly meaning, he claimed church sanctuary to avoid punishment, confessed, stripped of possessions & banished from the country. 'Justices in Eyre' were royal circuit judges, often annual visit from 'Specialization of work in England, 1100-1300']. The full paragraph is unavailable without payment, but possibly from 1248. [Perhaps this was the 1300 case in Huntingdonshire?] : ... [he] put himself in Coleshill church & there acknowledged a ... from The Roll and Writ File of the Berkshire Eyre of 1248 - Page 352, Pub 1973 Google book Snippet

Mary Soper (?-1688) (Maria/Marie), father Richard Soper of East Oakley. m.Sir Sampson White (1606-1684), 10 Aug 1635, Wootton St Lawrence, Hants & moved to Oxford : children 7 sons & 4 dau : John c1630 poss bpt.Hants, Henry (1648-1724), Gilbert (c1650-1727) biog, Francis (c1652-?), Richard (?-1670), & Mary
- Husband : Sampson White (1606-1684) b.Cogges nr Witney, Oxon. An Oxford mercer, lived St Mary's parish, opp. University College : A Constable, 1635. At St Peter-in-the-East, at least 1641-53. A draper with 2 shops in High St : Supported Charles I, so suffered after the civil war : Post Restoration, Mayor 1660 & 1665 : 1661 attend Charles 11's Coronation, knighted & welcomed the King on his visit to Oxford : (White family from S.Warnborough, Hants - his brother, vicar of Basingstoke) : Mary "The Lady White" bur.9 Sep 1688, All Saints. Son Henry continued the drapery business, becoming Mayor 1691 : source [Presume this was the Maria Soper b.9 June 1616, Wooton St.L, Hants, father Richard] : [the couple used White's coat of arms (a contemporary thought it's use unauthorised as it was granted to the Whites of Southwarnborough, Hants) impaled by the Soper's 'argent a saltire ingrailed between 12 billets sable'].

William Soper of Wadham College, said of Robert Streeter who painted the ceiling of the Sheldonian Theatre, Apr 1668, ‘That future ages must confess they owe to Streeter more than Michael Angelo' (Natural History of Oxfordshire, 274–6). British History Online about The Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, a book pub1954 : [so perhap Soper quote from 20thC?]

Robert Soper & William Soper (aoj) in 'Members of the University of Oxford, 1500-1714' pub 1891

Francis Souper Bayley, son of Francis & Jane Bayley of Barbados. Matric. from Queen's College, Oxford, 20 Oct 1808, BA 1812, MA 1815. A tablet east wall, south aisle, St Mary's, Oxford, says b.Barbados 19 Dec 1789 [became a knighted barrister, Legal Sopers]

William Soper of Northend*, 6m [N] from Henley. His stock & furniture sold at auction on premises under distress for rent, 20 Nov 1811 (at 10 due to the great number of lots) 90qtrs oats, 4 loads wheat, barley, vetches, 6 cart horses, 55 Berks knot sheep, 10 pigs, 2 daug? carts, 5 waggons, 2 ploughs, 9 harrows, 2 drag harness for 8 horses, sacks, hurdle ext & assortment of household furniture; Jackson's Oxford Journal 16 Nov ; from newspapers.bl.uk : scan [*map]

The Soper's, John Marks Excise Officer of Burford Division did not make an evening visit to them on the 15 Nov 1813 [possibly to do with soap or candles] : http://www.marks-family.co.uk/excise.htm, perhaps mention p160 'Something To Declare - 1,000 Years of Customs & Excise'

James Soper, member of Queens College; from The Oxford University Calendar, pub.1833 Google Books snippet

Rev John Soper, Rector of Crawley, Magdalen Hall, Ox 1836, 3rd cl Lit Hum & BA 1841; Deac 1843 & Pr 1844 by Bp of Lon. R of Crawley 1856 (patrons; heirs of Mrs Clitherow Inc £116 & Ho; Pop 473) Formerly Min of S Lambeth Chapel, Lon 1852-6; Author of 'A Nation's Duty in Time of War (Fast-day Sermon) 1835 : Crockford's Clerical Directory 1868 Google Books snippet : [see Rev John]

John Soper, a commoner at Magdalen Hall; from The Oxford University Calendar, pub.1838 Google Books snippet

John Soper, Magdalen Hall; from The Oxford University Calendar, pub.1840 Google Books snippet

J Soper of Magdalen Hall paid a guinea annual subscription to erect monument to Cranmer, Ridley & Latimer near the spot where these prelates were martyred; in 'The Standard' 23 Mar 1840, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

John Soper, Class III Magdalen Hall, class list Michalmas term Oxford 1841; in 'The Standard' (pub.Lon) 19 Oct, from newspapers.bl.uk


1841 Oxon census : 5 names

William Soper 40-4 grocerer? at Church St, St Ebbe, Oxford, not b.Oxon, Ann 45-9 b.Oxon, also Mary AnnTomb? 20-5 b.Oxon scan : [(William b.Kent) to Berks '51 & '61 returned to Oxford '71 at workhouse & d.1873 & 5]

Charles Soper 32 school master, Eliza 30, Chalk Pk St, Whitechurch, Oxon scan [though both b.outside Oxon, perhaps Eliza in '51cen?; no Charles '61cen]

John Soper 26 student in 1841 census, Brook St, St Mary Magdalen, Oxford : in household of Mary Ann Mallot 40-4 stationer, Mary Ann Westerway 12, John Hanwell 55-9 ind, Edward Townsend 25-9 cook scan : [see Rev John]


John Soper of Magdalen Hall, Oxford, candidate for honours, 1841 : from The Times 3 Dec 29/211p : [see Rev John]

J Soper Magdalene College, Oxford : admitted Class III, after examination in 'Literis Humanioribus'; Michaelmas Term, Degree confirmed 10 Mar 1842 : In class III 9 Dec : from The Christian Remembrancer, google book : [see Rev John]


1851 census : No residents, 2 born there

Eliz Soper b.Oxfordshire c1807, living in London. Only Soper in '51cen
Ann Sopher b.Oxfordshire c1800, living in Berkshire. Only Sopher in '51cen

George Soper (c1827-?) m.Sophia Jane Carter at Headington, Oxon bmd dist Apr>Jun 1854; m.8 May 1854 Oxford; George b.c1831 Baughurst, Padworth to John & Sarah Palmer 1826
- Martha Elizabeth Soper b.c1857 Oxford [bmd not vis] : m.Oxford bmd dist Apr>Jun 1882 (to either John Hemmings or John Edward Gibbs)
- William Carter Soper b.Jul>Sep 1859 Henley, Oxfordshire [Oxford bmd dist] : [see army pensioner's record below]
- Robert Henry Soper b.Oct>Dec 1861, Kensington, Lon; b.1862 Paddington, Msx; m.Jane Parris 1885, Bradfield
asumed 2nd family after 1864 marriage of George to Catherine??; perhaps m.Catherine Soper Jul>Sep 1864, Oxford?? : furthur speculate George returned to Bradfield (bmd dist) by 1872 as James 67 the blacksmith d.there 1871? ['71cen no obvious George or wife] : [?'81cen a George 38 tailor at 2 Park Cottages, Margate, Kent; b.City of London : wife Caroline 37 b.Leek, Staffs] : [?'81cen a George 48 at Margate; wife Caroline 47 b.Leek]
- Charles Griffiths Soper b.Jan>Mar 1868, St Luke, Lon; '91cen groom 23unm; m.Oct>Dec 1901, Wokingham, Berks (to either Emily Batt or Lilian Sarah Rixon); ['11cen 42m with mother 77w]
- James Soper b.c1870 b.Padworth; '01cen 32unm blacksmith
- Lucy Soper b.Oct>Dec 1872 Padworth [Bradfield bmd dist] (a Lucy m.William Benham Apr>Jun 1895, Bradfield)
??a - Minnie Soper b.Jul>Sep 1874 (Minnie d.Apr>Jun 1875 Reading, age 0; bur.11 May Burghfield)
: ['61cen George 34 a labourer at (East St/Helens St?) Abingdon, Berks b.Padworth, Berks; Sophia J 30 b.Baughurst, Hants; Martha E 4; William C 1, both b.Oxford]
: [wife? Sophia Jane Soper d.Apr>Jun 1863 Abingdon, Berks; d.19 Jun 1863]
: [a George Soper m.Jul>Sep 1864 Oxford bmd dist (either 'Catherine Soper' or Caroline Carr : other bmd spouce Henry Robert Bennett)] : [assume the same George]
: ['71cen only Martha visable : age 13 a niece at Brook, Chatham, Kent with Christopher Burren 50 labourer & wife Pruscella 60, both b.Oxford]
: ['81cen a George (c1829-?) 52 blacksmith at Padworth; b.Padworth, Berks; Catherine 49 b.Maypole, Monmouth; James 11 a scholar; Lucy 8 scholars both b.Padworth, Berks (& son Charles 13, blacksmiths son b.St Lukes, Msx at Padworth, lodging with Alfred Gullis's family)]
: ['81cen Charles 13 blacksmiths son at Lodge Farm, Padworth, Berks; b.St Lukes, M.sex; one of 3 lodgers with family of Alfred Gullis 22, ag lab, all farm workers (father probably George 52 Padworth blacksmith)]
: [a George (c1828-1891) d.Jan>Mar 1891 Bradfield, Berks age 63]
: ['91cen Catherine 54 widow nr Round Oak, Ufton Nervet, Berks b.Somougue, Monmouthshire; James 21unm blacksmith & Lucy 18 both b.Padworth, Berks & 5 lodgers 2-10 all b.Lon, 2 gen servants 20 & 13; scan]
: ['91cen Charles 23unm groom, dom serv at household head, alone at The Stables, The Bourne, Beenham, Goring, Berks; b.London next to Henry Waring 68 magistrate, living on own means, wife 64, 4 unm dau's 24-33, female visitor 23, butler 45, cook 32, ladies maids 33 & 22, housemaids 32, 22 & 21, sculery maid 16, footmen 19 & 14, groom 22; (several groom & coachmen's families on same page) scan]
: ['01cen Catherine 66 widow at Ufton, Berks, b.Monmouth; Henry 39 [Robert H] married blacksmith b.Lon; James 32unm blacksmith (both working at home on own account) b.Berks; grandson Maurice 8 b.Berks; & visitors Edner King 13 [boy]; John Webb 8 both b.Lon; Richard Harron 5 b.Glos & George Warren 4 b.Lon [seems disadavantaged boys, see below] scan]
: [ '01cen ?a Charles 30 laundry carman at Bromley, Kent; b.Padworth, Berks]
: [Mrs Soper widow of Padworth, Sunny Side, Reading arranged for disadvantaged London children to stay in local cottages, on behalf of Children's Country Holiday Fund, but the £79 to pay the cottagers was embezzled, not passed to her. Court case against William Letts : from The Times - 22 Oct 1907 669/746n]
: ['11cen Catherine 77 widow at (Padworth/Ufton/Chapel/Hill/The) Bradfield, Berks b.Monmouthshire & married son Charles 42 b.St Lukes, Lon ('11cen James 41 a gen dealer wife & 4 kids (8-0) at Bradfield)]
: Catherine d.29 Mar 1921 of Sunnyside, Padworth; 'administration with will' London 19 Jul 1921 to [dau] Lucy Benham (wife of William); estate £76 13s 1d; from Probate Calender scan : [Catherine (c1835-1921) d.Jan>Mar, Bradfield, age 86]

Francis Lesiter Soper m.Mary Ann Blackwell Apr>Jun 1855, Oxford : [a London publisher (c1819-c1913), biog]

James Soper of Salisbury (city), gent. Queen's College, matric. member of the University of Oxford 1715-1886, pub.1888 [assume James Henry Owen Soper b.1867, son of Rev Henry Soper]
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John Soper of Edmonton, gent Magdalen Hall, matriculation, member of the University of Oxford 1715-1886, pub.1888 [a snippet from Google Books]

William Soper b.1859 Renley*, Oxfordshire [*Henley?]: Army Pensioner's Record : [William Carter Soper b.Jul>Sep 1859 Oxford to George & Sophia (m.1851]


1861 census : only 3 names

Martha Soper (c1841-?) living at Court Farm, Checkendon, Oxon, age 20 b.Wartling, Hampshire. A general domestic servant in household of Hubert D Vind 51, b.Sonning, Berks, wife Susannah Vind 44, b.Waltham St Lawrence, Berks & another servant William H Hopkins b.Goring, Oxfordshire : [Martha b.1842 b.Worting to Richard & Ann Smith, who m.1826, Kingsclere, Hants]

Lucy M Soper (c1835-?) living at Harpsdean Courts, Harpsden, Oxon an unmarried domestic housemaid, age 26 b.Kingsclere, Hants, in household of Donald Gordan, a retired India Merchant, age 48, b.Edinburgh, Scotland, wife born & children 12-19 b.India, also 5 servants, a visiter & lodger

John Tubb Soper (c1855-?) living at 48 Paradise Sq, Oxford St Ebbe, Oxon, a visitor, age 6, b.Oxford, in household of John Tubb, 51, a coal agent & wife Martha Tubb 50, both b.Abingdon, Berks, also a lodger Charlotte Tennant 23, married, also b.Oxford. [Could John be living with grandparents? also could the lodger be family or mother?] : [John Tubb Soper m.]


George Soper m.either Catherine Soper or Caroline Carr Jul>Sep 1864, Oxford : ['71cen no obvious George or wife] : [?'81cen a George 38 tailor at 2 Park Cottages, Margate, Kent; b.City of London : wife Caroline 37 b.Leek, Staffs] : [?'81cen a George 48 at Margate; wife Caroline 47 b.Leek]
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Catherine Soper m.either George Soper or Henry Robert Bennett Jul>Sep 1864, Oxford : [presume connected marriages or George/Catherine marrying] : [??pure speculation but a Catherine Bennitt 43 widowed school mistress b.Banbury, Oxford & 4 children 16-8 at Shenington, Ox (& no Bennit deaths in bmd)]


1871 census : 3 names

William Soper (c1800-?) a shoemaker 71 inmate at Oxford Workhouse, Cowley Rd, St Clement, b.Sheeerness, Kent; Ann Soper 68 a domestc servant b.Weston on the Green, Oxon; married, about 190 inmates under John Tebbutt 45 Master of the workhouse & his wife & 6 staff : scan :
: ['41cen William Soper 40-4 'growener', Ann 45-9, Church St, St Ebbe, Oxford, William born outside Oxon, Ann inside] : ['61 they returned to Oxford]
: ['51cen William Sopher 51 b.Kent & Ann Sopher 51 b.Oxon in Berks]
: ['61cenWilliam Soper 61 cordwainer at Charles Place, Clewer, Berks; b.Sherness, Kent: Ann 67 b.Weston on the Green, Oxon] : [no obvious connection in Kent notes]
: [William d.Oct>Dec 1873, age 72, Ann d.Oct>Dec 1876, age 73 both at Headington, Oxon]

John Soper (c1853-?) ag servant, labr 18 at 10 Clifton Terrace, Caversham, b.Hursbourne, Hants; with uncle/aunt Henry Green 41 an ag labr, wife Ellen 34, William Ashley 7 scholar b.Caversham, Oxon : scan : [John m.Fanny Hornblower 1904, Henley, Oxon]

Born Oxfordshire, but living elsewhere
- John S Soper 15 grandson at S.Hinksey, Berks; b.Oxford, Ox
- Martha Soper 13 niece at Chatham, Kent; b.Oxfordshire
- Ann 34 wife at Astley, Warwicks; b.Adderbury, Ox
- Elizabeth 63 at St Marylebone, Lon; b.Sumring, Ox
- Mary A 40 wife at Hampstead, Lon; b.Oxfordshire

Luma A Soper 30 wife at St Paul, Deptford, Lon & dau Clara Soper 8 both b.Blackthorn, Ox


1881 census : only 2 names (& 2 wives b.Oxon; Laura 40 b.Blackford & Mary A 50 b.Oxford)

John Soper 27 unm gardener/labourer, b.Wolverton, Bedford, at 9 Clifton Terrace, Caversham, one of 2 lodgers with Ellen Green 42 b.Theale,Berks, also William Chaffley 2 b.Crookham,Berks, being nursed : [John m.Fanny Hornblower 1904, Henley, Oxon]

David Soper 23 unm gardener/domestic servant, b.Upton, Berks, at New St, Henley on Thames, (lodger & household hea), the only person in household : [David m.Alice Rebecca Todd 1883]


John Tubb Soper (c1855/8-?) m.Oct>Dec 1887 assume to Sarah Ann Clark as a Sarah Ann Soper d.Oct>Dec 1888 age 31, both Oxford :
: John Tubb Soper re.m.Rosetta Florence [M.] Clark Jan>Mar 1890 at Oxford; [age abt 21..so younger sister??]
- Florence Mary Soper b.c Feb 1891 Cowley (b.Apr>Jun Headingly); housemaid; m.Leonard W Grant Oct>Dec 1914 at Headington, Oxon
- Arthur Leonard Soper b.Apr>Jun 1893, Headington, Oxon; plumber; ?an Arthur L m.Fanny A B Hatton Apr>Jun 1922 at Headington
- Alfred Cyril Soper b.17 Aug 1899 at 31 Magdalen Rd, Cowlay? St?, Oxford {see below} [b.Jul>Sep Headington] : [connection? an Alfred C m.Jul>Sep 1924 Medway, Kt]
?a - Frederick John Soper b.Jan>Mar 1897 (d.Jul>Sep 1897 age 0), Headington
: '61cen : John 6 a visitor at John Tubb 51 a coal agent & Martha Tubb 50, 48 Paradise Sq, St Ebe, Oxford : [*assume 'Tubbs' from family]
: '91cen : John T 31 bath chairman at 107&108 Club, Magdalen Rd, (St John), Cowley, Oxford; b.Lericho, Ox; Rosetta F M 23 b.Lericho, Ox; Florence M 1m b.Cowley, Ox;
scan
: '01cen John T 43 bath chairman at 31 Magdalen Road, Crawley St John, Oxon; Rosetta F 33; Florence M 10; Arthur L 7; Alfred C 1 all b.Oxford, Oxon; scan
: '11cen John Tubb Soper 53 caretaker at 51 Magdalen Rd, Oxford, Oxon (St Clement); Rosetta Florence 43 {m.22y}; Florence Mary 20 housemaid; Arthur Leonard 17 plumber & Alfred Cyril 11 at school all b.Oxford
: John Tubb Soper b.Jul>Sep 1855, Oxford : [*my ggrandfather bapt John Tubb Soper after his father's best friend, a John Tubb: from Clive Soper Mar'01 source]
- Rosetta F Soper d.Jan>Mar 1913, Headington, age 46
: connection?? a John T Soper m.Eliza A Kirby Oct>Dec 1922, Oxford

J T Soper's wife of a son b.17 Aug 1899 at 31 Magdalen Rd, Cowlay? St?, Oxford; in 'Jackson's Oxford Journal' 26 Aug, from newspapers.bl.uk : [Alfred Cyril Soper b.Jul>Sep 1899 Headington, Oxon]

Frederick Robert Hawkes Soper (1868-?) b.17 Nov 1868, Aberystwith, Monmouth : '(gen fil.) o.s. Isabell' : from Plymouth College to Merton College matric 22 Oct 1887 : 3 History 1891 : from Oxford Men
: ['71cen age 2 at Blaina, Aberystruth, Monmouthshire with widowed father Isabell H 38 & unm sister Susan S 29 both b.Plymouth, Dev, Lilian M 6, Evelyn M 4 ]
Frederick R H Soper 22 undergraduate, Merton College, Oxon at 55 West Crescent, Beech Hill Estate, (Christ Church), Enfield, London '91cen; b.Blaina, Monmouthshire with brother-in-law Wm Brambell Booth 55 officer of Salvation Army (employer) b.Halifax, Yorks, wife Florence E [nee Soper] 29 officer in SA b.Blaina; Catherine B 7, Mary B 5; Florence B 4 all b.Stamford Hill, Lon & Bernard B 1 Enfiled, Lon; scan
Frederick R H Soper, Merton College, Oxford, (Modern History) : from The Times 15 Jul : 136/211p : BA conferred, 13 Nov 1891 : from The Times 14 Nov: 138/211p
Rev Frederick R H Soper, Merton. An MA degree conferred 26 May 1894, Oxford University : from Ecclesiastical Intelligence, The Times 28 May 155/211p : [see religious sopers]


1891 census : 7 names (& 4 wives b.Oxon; Laura 50 b.Blakford & Mary Ann 61 b.Oxford, Lettie b.Whitchurch & Martha 24 b.Towersey)

John Soper 35unm brewers laborer at 17 Chester Street, (St Peters), Caversham, Oxon '91cen; b.Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants; lodging with Ellen Green widow 53 b.Theale, Berks; boarder William Chaffey 12 errand boy b.Crookham, Wilts & boarder William Berant 27unm bricklayer b.Caversam, Ox ; scan : [John m.Fanny Hornblower 1904, Henley, Oxon]

John T Soper 31 bath chairman at 107&108 Club, Magdalen Road, (St John), Cowley, Oxford, Oxon '91cen; b.Lericho, Oxfon; Rosetta F M Soper 23 b.Lericho, Oxon; Florence M Soper 1m b.Cowley, Oxon; scan: [John Tubb Soper m.1887]

Thomas Soper 66 agricultural labourer in 4 rooms at Cold Harbour, Goring, Oxon; b.East Woodhay, Hants; wife Eliza S Soper 60 b.London : scan : [Thomas m.Mary Brown Jul>Sep 1850, Kingsclere, Hants]
: '81cen Thomas 56 widowed farm baliff unemployed, b.E.Woodhay visiting Benjamin Brown 57 b.E.Woodhay & family

Thomas Soper 26unm agricultural labourer at Park Corner, Swyncombe, Park Corner, Swyncombe, Oxon '91cen; b.Hannington, Hants lodging with Henry Bawer 40 agricultural labourer, wife Agnes 33 both Wherwell, Hants & nephew William Wiltshire 6 b.Longstock, Hants; scan : [no vis '81/'01'/11cen]


H Soper BA, Merton, Ordination at Rochester. Oxford to St James, Bermondsey : from The Times 30 May 1893 149/211p : [no obvious link in Religous Soper Notes]

Mr Souper played a supporting part in 'The Tempest', Oxford Union Dramatic Society, from The Times 1 Feb 1894 [assume this actor in a London play 1906 & relative of Woodford Souper b.c1881, Sussex in 1901 census of Huntingdonshire as an Oxford Student]

Thomas Soper m.Ada Stanmore or Minnie Jane Norris Jan>Mar 1894, Henley : ['91cen speculate age 26 lodging at Swyncombe above]
?a Thomas Soper d.Jul>Sep 1898, Henley age 35?
?an Ada Soper m.John Erwing Jan>Mar 1900, Henley

Lilian May Soper (1898-1918) b.Oct>Dec & Lilian M Soper d.Jul>Sep, age 19 both at Horsham, Sx

J T Soper's wife of a son b.17 Aug 1899 at 31 Magdalen Rd, Cowlay? St?, Oxford; in 'Jackson's Oxford Journal' 26 Aug, from newspapers.bl.uk : [Alfred Cyril Soper b.Jul>Sep 1899 Headington, Oxon, father John Tubb Soper m.1887]

Robert W Soper a nurse for 2 month & 8 day : List of Employees of Northampton Insane Hospital 30 Sept 1900 : source : [not there '01cen (or obvious in others)]


1901 census : only 2 household (& 2 wives b.Oxon; Mary 70 b.Oxford, Lettie 40 b.Whitchurch; also Abraham Sapper 51 a police constableat Winkfield, Berks, b.Bicister, Oxfordshire)

John Soper 48 carpenter at biscuit factory boarding at 6 Church Street, Caversham, Ox; b.Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants sharing 4 rooms with Ellen Green 65 widow & other boarder William Chaffey 22 printer b.Wilts; scan : [John m.Fanny Hornblower 1904, Henley, Oxon]

John T Soper 43 bath chairman (self employed) at 31 Magdalen Road, Crawley St John, Oxon, '01cen; Rosetta F Soper 33; Florence M Soper 10; Arthur L Soper 7 ; Alfred C Soper 1 all b.Oxford, Oxon ; scan : [John Tubb Soper m.1887]

James F Soper 42 domestic butler, at Park Mansion, Stratton Audley Entire, Oxon, b.Bath, S.set; [heading set of 16 house servants - On same page at attached farm called] The Willows; in 4 rooms Mary Soper 38m; Edith E Soper 13 both b.Eversley, Hants; Winifred M Soper 12 b.Chelsea, Lon & Dorothy B Soper 8 b.Stratton Audley; scan, '01cen : [see family in Hants c1887]
- Dorothy Bittine Soper b.Apr>Jun 1893 at Bicester, Oxon
: '11cen; James Frederick 52 domestic servant at Stratton Audley Park, Bicester, Oxon, b.Bath, S.set [4 rooms], Mary 49 [m.24y/5kids/2dead] b.Eversey & Dorothy 18 dressmakers assistant b.Stratton Audley : scan
: ?? a Dorothy B Soper d.1970, Naples, Italy (bmd), age 77

Wooford Souper (c1881-?) Hilton, Hunts at 1901 census aged 20, b.Eastbourne, Sussex, an under graduate, Oxford : source


John Soper m.Fanny Hornblower Oct>Dec 1904, Henley, Oxon (bmd); John b.Oct>Dec 1852 Upton, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants [Andover RD] to Thomas & Jane Green 1844
: '61cen Thomas 38 malster at Soper's Farm, Hurstbourne Tarrant: Jane 33, John 8 scholar, Ann 6, Elizabeth 4, Henry 2, Charles 1 all b.Hurstbourne : [Thomas only ag lab by '71cen; Sopers Farm, Upton still in 1960]
: '71cen, John ag lab 18 at 10 Clifton Terrace, Caversham, Ox with uncle/aunt Henry Green 41 an ag lab, wife Ellen 34, William Ashley 7 scholar b.Caversham, Oxon : scan
: '81cen John 27 unm gardener/labourer, b.Wolverton, Bedford, at 9 Clifton Terrace, Caversham, one of 2 lodgers with Ellen Green 42 b.Theale,Berks, also William Chaffley 2 b.Crookham,Berks, being nursed
: '91cen John 35unm brewers laborer at 17 Chester St, (St Peters), Caversham, Oxon; b.HT; lodging with Ellen Green widow 53 b.Theale, Berks [speculate aunt??]; boarder William Chaffey 12 errand boy b.Crookham, Wilts & boarder William Berant 27unm bricklayer b.Caversam; scan
: '01cen John 48 carpenter at biscuit factory boarding at 6 Church St, Caversham, Ox; b.Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants sharing 4 rooms with Ellen Green 65 widow & other boarder William Chaffey 22 printer b.Wilts; scan
: '11cen John 58 chimney cleaner at 6 Church St, Caversham (Henley RD); b.Hurst Bourne; Fanny 50 {m.6y} b.Blunsden, Wilts, also Sidney Hornblow 24unm chimney cleaner & dau Ella Hornblower 20unm both b.Blunsden, Wilts

?a Harry Soper m.Flora Louisa Hatfield Oct>Dec 1904 Wokingham, Berks (b.Jul-Sept 1877 Kingsclere, Hants to Jacob & Louisa Clara m.1876)
- Francis Henry Soper b.Jan>Mar 1906 b.Farnham, Dist, Sy [b.Camberley]
- Flora Louise Soper b.Oct>Dec 1907 b.Farnham [b.Camberley] : ?a Flora L Soper m.Charles H Spilsbuey Jan>Mar 1932, Horsham, Sx
- Frederick William Soper b.Oct>Dec 1909, Henley Dist, Ox [b.Stoke Row]
- Arthur E Soper b.Jul>Sep 1911, Henley (mother ne Hatfield)
- Leslie Soper b.Jan>Mar 1913, Henley (mother ne Hatfield)
: '81cen Jacob 36 bricklayer at North St, Kingsclere, Clara 36 b.London, Harry 3
: '91cen Jacob 45 bricklayer (employee) (perhaps in Station Rd?, nr police station), Kingsclere; Harry 13; Frank 9 all b.Kingsclere scan
: Harry (1875-?) nr.4666 5th Battalion, 3rd Royal Berks Reg 1894-5; born & living at Kingsclere, Newbury, Berks; a labourer for Mr Garret, Newbury; 5ft 6in; 124lbs; chest 31in max extention 2in; fresh complexion; grey eyes; black hair; C of E; scar about left buttock; Tendancy to nasal polyps, unfit for service : Attested 22 Jan 1894, Newbury, age 18y 2m [so b~Nov 1875]; found fit for Militia 24 Jan, 19th Regimental District; Present 1894 [assume at annual camp]; 14 Mar 1895 (1y 42d); Discharge purchased, £1 army record
: '01cen Harry 23unm baker bread at refreshment shop, 'Jolly Bro', Park St, Frimley, Sy, b.Kingsclere, Hants; boarding with Elizabeth Ching 49 widow housekeeper b.Wilts & 3 other boarding bakers scan
: '11cen Harry (c1878-?) 33 publican, at Cherry Tree, Stoke Row, Henley on Thames, Oxon; b.Kingsclere, Hants; Flora Louise 34 {m.6y} b.Binfield, Berks; Francis Henry 5; Flora Louise 3 both b.Camberley, Sy; Fredrick William 1 b.Stoke Row, Oxon


1911 census (16 people)

Hannah Soper (c1889-?) 22unm at 15 Parsons St, Banbury, Oxfordshire, servant, job "nil" [Mr Dew's opinion?], b.Plumstead, Kent servant to Alfred Dews 38 manager, b.Kensington, wife 30, sons 2 & 8m & nursemaid Elsie Field 15 b.Oxon [parents? John Henry & Hannah Dandridge m.1868]

James Frederick Soper 52 dom serv at Stratton Audley, Stratton Audley Park, b.Bath, S.set, Mary Soper 49 {m.25y 5 birtha, 3 died} b.Eversey, Hants & Dorothy Soper 18 dressmakers assistant b.Stratton Audley, Oxfordshire : scan : [a butler '01cen above]

John Tubb Soper 53 caretaker at 51 Magdalen Rd, Oxford, Oxon (St Clement); Rosetta Florence Soper 43 {m.22y}; Florence Mary Soper 20 housemaid; Arthur Leonard Soper 17 plumber & Alfred Cyril Soper 11 at school all b.Oxford : [John Tubb Soper m.1887]

John Soper 58 chimney sweep at 6 Church St, Caversham (Henley RD), chimney cleaner; b.Hurst Bourne, Hants; Fanny Soper 50 {m.6y} b.Blunsden, Wilts, also Sidney Hornblow 24unm chimney cleaner & dau Ella Hornblower 20unm both b.Blunsden, Wilts

Harry Soper (c1878-?) 33, publican, at Cherry Tree, Stoke Row, Henley on Thames; b.Kingsclere, Hants; Flora Louise Soper 34 {m.6y} b.Binfield, Berks; Francis Henry Soper 5; Flora Louise Soper 3 both b.Camberley, Sy; Fredrick William Soper 1 b.Stoke Row, Ox : [Harry m.Flora Hatfield 1904]


Oxfordshire units in WW1 : Service Medals (issued to all servicemen) 1914-1920 : from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Ernest Soper, Private..., Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, nr4706
William H Soper, Private..., Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, nr6110

Kate Soper d.Jan>Mar 1915, Bicester, Ox, age 68 : [?'01cen speculate Job 66 general labourer at Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants, b.HT, Kate 55 b.Figheldean, Wilts & Frederick 19 b.HT]

Arthur L Soper m.Fanny A B Hatton Apr>Jun 1922, Headington : [?an Arthur Leonard Soper b.Apr>Jun 1893, Headington]
Leslie E L Soper b.Oct>Dec 1925, Headington (mother ne Hatton)

Stanley G Soper m.Olive C Harris Apr>Jun 1928, Chipping N.
an Arthur J S Soper b.Apr>Jun 1929, Chipping N. (mother ne Cooper - Harris) & m.Barbara M Hall Apr>Jun 1948, Chipping N. : [an Arthur b.1929 attended Churchill school 1930's near CN below but mother Mary Jane Sherbourne]

George Soper Cansdale (1909-1993) BA, B.SC commoner, St Edmund Hall, Oxford University 1929-32 biog in Essex Notes" : [biog above, b.1909]

Victor G Soper d.Jul>Sep 1930, Henley, age 22 : [a Victor George Soper b.Jul>Sep 1908 at Bradfield, Berks]

Arthur Soper (b.1929), attended Churchill school, Churchill Village nr Chipping Norton, Ox; around 1930's. From his unamed son, looking for info on his father's mother, Mary Jane Sherbourne (b.1881) & her brother Edward George (b.1870) : from school site : [?an Arthur L b.1929 above but mother ne "Cooper - Harris"]

William Soper occupied University Lodging House at 66 High St, Oxford 1934-1940 Francis Thomas Jones, Solicitor occupied it 1941-5 & William Soper & his wife occupied it 1954-1976 : It was university lodgings & became a guest house in the vacation Pembroke College, Cambridge 1932)

Brian Kingston Soper (c1919-1995) a Trinity College scholar 1937, d.2 Aug 1995, aged 76 : source : Died 29 May 1995, aged 76 source : [Private, WW1 below]

?a William Soper m.Apr>Jun 1945 Staines, Msx
Brian F Soper b.Jan>Mar 1946, Oxford (mother ne Scott)

Michael Henry Ray Soper, Student 1948 Queen's College, Oxford : source (also an alumni at Pembroke College, Cambridge 1932)
- M H R Soper (School of Agriculture, University of Oxford) : I want to make a plea that the pig progeny testing scheme should have some central recording office... : snippet from Agriculture in the British Economy pub.1957 Google Books snippet
- Mike Soper Bursary Fund commemorating his retirement (travel burseries for 5-8 biology students pa) was added to another fund forming the Heygate-Soper Fund, 1995 : source : In 1997 Mr M H R Soper, of Queen's, reapointed to the fund's committee, dispite being over the statutory age limit, source
- M H R Soper OBE, MA, FRAgS, (Hon) FRCVS : 1 of 50 Honorary Fellow of Royal Agricultural Society of England 2006/7 source
- Michael Henry Ray Soper, MA, Dip. Agric. b.Epping, Essex, 1913. educated: Tonbridge School & Pembroke College, Camb; Lect Agriculture Oxford Uni; Dir Field Station Cm Publications Cttee NFTFC; Br Oxf Farming Conference Report from 1951 publ Field Beams (Min of Agric). Ctr; Agricultural Rev; Farmers Weekly ext; c. Farmers. address; Beech Cottage, Marcham, Abingdon, Berks; Telephone Frillford Heath 244 : The Author's & Writer's Who's Who pub.1960 Google Books snippet
- M H R Soper 19 St. Lucians La, Wallingford, Berkshire 2003 directory

Dr Wesley Soper of Beloit College, Wisconsins. A notable minister of the [Congregational] Church, Banbury 1954-5. In p115 'Banbury, A History', County of Oxford GenUKI H/R081 [David Wesley Soper (1910-1965), well known as a lecturer in US & in England, he served several pastorates. www.beloit.edu b.14 Nov (son of Rev M A Soper of Syracuse University, NY) 1946-63 professor Beloit College]
: ?a David Soper (b.6 Dec 1947) scholar 8 sailed tourist class on "Saxonia" (Cunard) from Liverpool to New York, from 1 Dec 1955, address Wroxton Abbey, Banbury, [Oxon]; Last & future residence US; scan; from findmypast

Katherine (b.4 Dec 1928) housewife 29, Sara 4 (b.21 Jul 1953) & Andrew 2 (b.12 Nov 1955) sailed tourist class on "Ivernia" Southampton to Montreal, Canada, from 4 Jun 1957; 4 Church Walk, Oxford; Last & intended residence Eng; scan
- Sara E Soper b.21 Jul 1953, (Jul>Sep) Oxford, Oxon (mother nee Maclachlan)
- Andrew M Soper b.12 Nov 1955, (Apr>Jun) Oxford (ne Maclachlan)

Scott Soper Barker was a Rhodes scholar (that brings top men from several nations) to Oxford 1970 source

Sidney James Soper died 8 Jan 2005 at Landmere Nursing Home, Landmere Ln, Bridgeford, Notts : formerly of West Bridgford, Notts

Reserachers;
Lee Hamilton researching any Sopers of Oxford : leeandhannah'at'ntlworld.com



Shropshire (Salop)

only 2 igi records & 9 bmd records for county

a Soper recorded in Patent Rolls: entries for Shropshire 1278-9 : scan for sale originalrecord.com

Thomas Le Sopere recieved one coat of russet in the will of …?. : [snippet from] 'Register of Ralph of Shrewsbury', [Shropshire] , Bishop of Bath & Wells, 1329-1363 : GoogleBooks.com

Abraham Soper born abt1657 Kennerley, Shrops
Abraham Soper m.Mary Bratton 27 Aug 1682 at Kennerley, Shrops, Boyd's Marriage Index, & igi

Martha Soper (c1822-?) 19, a servant in household of John Jones 48 miner, Elizabeth Jones 31, at Fancy? Bank, Broseley, born outside Shrops. The only person in Shropshire's 1841 census

Elizabeth Soper bapt.17 Nov 1850 Shipton, Shrops to Mathew Soper & Anne

9 Shrop bmd records Hannah Maria Soper b.Kidderminsger Apr>Jun 1852 : Martha Edith Brown Soper b.W.Bromwich Apr>Jun 1858 : b.'S_dl_w' [Ludlow?] Apr>Jun 1860 : Martha Soper died W.Bromwich Apr>Jun 1861 : Henry Soper b.Ludlow Oct>Dec 1861 : Henry Soper d.Ludlow Jul>Sep 1862 : George Chatterton Soper b.Ludlow Oct>Dec 1863 [non conformist bapt to Richard Soper & Letitia, see religious Sopers] : Barbara Florrie Soper b.Wolverhampton Jan>Mar 1903 [parents Edwin/Fanny m.c1897 Ireland?]

Shropshire 1861 Census : only 8 people in 4 households

Richard George Soper (c1829-?) living at Mill Street, St Lawrence, Independent Minister of Old Street Chapel, age 32, b.Grantham, Lincs. wife Mary Soper 33 b.Ireland, children Richard Frederick Soper 4, Sopha Mary Soper 2, both b.Clevedon, S.set & Frank Arnold Soper 11 months b.Ludlow, Shrops, also mother Ann Lepha Soper 73 b.Elkington, Lincs [see Rev Richard's biog] : [ b.Ludlow Apr>Jun 1860

Mary Sopher (c1854-?) living at Bishops Castle, a scholar, 7, b.Bishops Castle, Shrops, in household of John Millings 40, a ?gardener? b.Corndall, Montgomeryshire, Wales, wife Ann Millings 48 b.Wigmore, Herefordshire & son John Millings 12 b.Bishops Castle, Shrops, possibly Ann Millings had remarried, but perhaps a the daughter was just Mary Sophia Millings & mistranscribed


Deborah Soper at West Bromwich workhose found to have stopped up draught holes of the oakum room's chimney & grate with weted oakum, risking fire in next door infirmary & was a most troublesome person & except when in prison had been an inmate of the workhouse for last 5 years, during which she'd been convicted of theft 3 times. She says she'd been in 20 gaols & 23 workhouses. The board of guardians severely lectured her; in 'Birmingham Daily Post' 22 Dec 1863, from news.bl.uk; scan [hard drudgery job; mid Dec, no fire & a draught?]
: ['51cen; unlikely connection as unm a Deborah 26unm dom serv at Cerne Abbas, Dor; b.Dor]
: [only Soper/Deborah in bmd very unlikely William m.Deborah Palmer Jan>Mar 1851, Totnes, Dev]
: ['61cen Deborah 35 a married inmate of West Bromwich Union Workhouse, needlewoman, b.?; son George John 5, scholar, b.Crewkerne, S.set; dau Martha Edith b.Aldbury, Worc & 369 other inmates]
: ?a Deborah Soper m.Oct>Dec 1875, Dudley, Staffs; to either Stephen Bate or Thomas Knowles (bmd)

Charlotte Soper (c1844-?) a housemaid, domestic servant 27 at Monkhopton House, Monkhopton, b.Chudleigh, Dev; in household of Richard G Moreton 25 a peer's son, wife, sister 21 & dau 1; ladys maid x2, cook, nurse. Housemaid, kitchenmaid, coachman : scan; 1871 Census : only Soper in Shrops '71cen

Frank A Sopher 10 & George C Sopher 9 both b.Ludlow, Shrops with parents Richard G 42 & Mary 44 at Toxteth Pk, Lancs '71cen : ['81cen family in Cheshire, Frank A 21 cotton broker & George C 17 bank apprentice 'Soper's] Jonathan Soper (c1843-?) a coker in iron works 28, b.Mary Tavy, Dev; at Canal Side, Whitchurch; Sarah Soper 29, Frank R Soper 5 a scholar, both b.Ironbridge, Wilts; Cornelius A Soper 4m, b.Whitchurch : '71cen scan


Shropshire 1881 Census : only 1 household (& 3 others born in the county)

John Soper (c1817-?) age 64 'Vicar Of Fauls' b.Edmonton,M.sx : Sarah Soper 64 b.Tottenham : Edith M Soper 27u : Emily S Soper 25u both b.South Lambeth,M.sx : in '81cen at Fauls Vicarage, Prees, Shropshire, also 2 domestic servants 38 & 18, both b.Shrops [John's biog]

Frank A Soper 21 um, son a cotton broker apprentice & George C Soper 17 a bankers apprentice both b.Ludlow, Shropshire, both living at Cheshire with husband Richard G Soper 52 & wife Mary Soper 53 : '81 census

No entries '91cen

Frank Soper 19 b.Bolton, Lancs '01cen, Private at Shropshire Light Infantry Depot; scan : [Frank b.Apr>Jun 1883, Bolton, Lancs to Frederick & Mary Jane Lloyd who m. at Bolton]

Robert James Sopper (c1862-?) 51, at Cleobury Mortimer, only name in Shrops 1911 census : [? perhaps the Robert James Soper b.c1866 Shorncliffe, Camp, Kent] : [5 in '71cen, not vis bmd or '81>'01cen] : [cadet 1874, age 9, apprenticed 1879 24th Foot : Sergt, S.Wales Borderers, long-service medal 1898] : [see father, Charles a soldier 1846]

George Soper 37 b.Ludlow, Shrops; '01cen at Birkenhead, Cheshire, a cotton brokers clerk : [George Chaterton Soper b.Oct>Dec 1863, Ludlow]

Mary Soper 43 b.Wellington Oaken Gates, Shrops; '01cen at Bolton, Lancs with husband Frederick 43 b.Lon

only 1 Shrops Soper in 1911 census
Robert James Sopper (c1860-?) 51 at 2 The Elms, Highley nr Bridgnorth [Cleobury Mortimer RD], Shrops b.not known, Eng; visiting Mary E Lawton widow b.Silverdale, Staffs, dau 14 & son 6 both b.Highley, Shrops [??too old for the Robert James Soper b.c1866 Shorncliffe, Camp, Kent] : [5 in '71cen, not vis bmd or '81>'01cen] : [cadet 1874, age 9, apprenticed 1879 24th Foot : Sergt, S.Wales Borderers, long-service medal 1898; not vis '11cen]

Frederick F Soper, Private..., King's Shropshire Light Infantry, nr6579 WW1 Service Medals (issued to all servicemen) 1914-20 : from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk : Only one person

Edwin J Soper m.Hannah Moss, Jan>Mar 1923, W.Bromwich
Kathleen A Soper m.Robert Harris, Oct>Dec 1927, W.Bromwich
Barbara F Soper m.William B Lang, Apr>Jun 1931, W.Bromwich : [3 of 4 children of Edwin/Fanny m.c1897 Ireland?]

Walter Soper (c1859-1931) d.Oct>Dec 1931, W.Bromwich age 72 : Fanny Soper d.Oct>Dec 1938, W.Bromwich age 71

Hilda Soper (c1896-?) 52 housewife, Last permanant address England; address 120 Seymour Rd, Astley Bridge, Bolton [Lancs] sailed 1st class on "Queen Elizabeth" (Cunard Line) from New York, US arriving Southampton, Eng 28 Oct 1948; scan; UK Incoming Register

Soper Places in Shropshire
Soper Lane had a toll gate mentioned in an auction of turnpike tolls, Bradford : from Guardian Newspaper, 9 Jul 1831


Staffordshire

27 Staffs records bmd : 8 Staffs records igi

Emma le Sopere asked for a debt plea of 4/iod owed, from the executors of Robert Chose 1305, perhaps from Fenton [Stoke-on-Trent, Staffs?] : GoogleBooks.com

Sopers Croft was the vicars' close nr Bacon St, Litchfield. It bordered a property in a 1640 transaction : Canterbury Cathedral Archives: ref. CCA-DCc-ChAnt/L/250/1 ancestry.com

Thomas Soper d.1649 & Elizabeth Soper d.1770. Burial index for Saffordshire : from findmypast.com

Ann Soaper m.Samuel Harris 16 Aug 1752 at Parish Church, Castle Church, Rowley Regis : [this appears to be a burial record, so perhaps date not marriage (igi says a m)] : ancestry.com

Ann Soper m.Henry Hancox 3 Sep 1810, Kinver, Staffs

Mr Soper, Miss Hattonsent, & Mr & Mrs Ackers dined at Lawton Hall with James Caldwell (of Linley Wood, Talke, Staffs) 22 Dec 1813 from Caldwell's diary

Mr Soper's 'Tubalean' (Copeland [the jockey?]) came 1st of 3 runners in Borough Members Plate of 60 sovreigns at Wolverhampton (St Leger) Races; in 'The Standard' 17 Aug 1842; from newspapers.bl.uk; scan

Ann Soper b.abt1833, b.Staffs Only Soper in 1851 census : [not listed in later transcript]

Only one family in 1861 census -
Deborah Soper (c1826-?) living at the workhouse, West Bromwich, 35 : [but a m.Soaper '71cen?] an unmarried inmate, needlewoman, birthplace not known, son George John Soper age 5, scholar, b.Crewkerne, S.set & dau Martha Edith Soper 2 b.Aldbury, Worcestershire, 369 other names at the workhouse: [assume m.
1875 below?]

Robert Wills Soper & James McMunn carrying on practice of surgeons, apothecaries & accoucheurs, Wolverhampton, Staffs, under ‘McMunn & Soper’ was dissolved by mutual consent. And all debts due to & owing to go to James McMunn, 1 Dec 1870. (London Gazette 6 Dec) : [see medical Sopers]

Deborah Soaper (c1824-?) [definatly] 'married', a sewstress 47, b.Bristol, S.set; at Union Workhouse, W.Bromwich ([of?] Davis John Crogham) with about 450 names : scan : '71cen : [assume re.m.1875 below?]

John Soaper (c1856-?) an apprentice to gun lock file? 15, b.Oldbury, Staffs; at Walsall Street, Darlaston; with George Wilkes 61 a gun lock filer? B.Darlaston, Mary 62 b.Dudley, Worcs : '71cen scan : [could it be George John age 5 '61cen, above?]

Bessy Sopper (c1851-?) 20, b.Blandford, Dor; at Market Place, Burslem; sister-in-law with Charles Midwinter 28 wine merchant b.?,Msx, Susan Midwinter 24 b.Blandford, Frank 3 b.Msx, Gertrude 2 b.Msx & Amy 8m b.Burslem & 2 servants Joseph Clark waier b.Lutterworth, Lei : dom serv Eliza Withington 17 : [assume Eliz below] : scan & scan 2
: Elizabeth Sarah Soper "Bessy" bpt.28 Mar 1851 at BF to James (innkeeper) m.Mary Ann Cross 1832
: '61cen Mary Ann 45 widowed innkeeper White Hart Inn, East St Blandford Forum, Dor; b.Spettisbury, Dor; Edwin 18 bricklayer; Susan 15; Anne 13; Elizabeth 10; John7; William 4 all b.Blandford
: '81cen Elizabeth 26unm licensed house manageress at 37 Market Place, Burslem; b.Blandford, Dor ; 2 others working there
: '91cen Elizabeth 32unm barmaid at 'Leg of Man', 37 Market Place, (St Johns), Burslem, Staffs; b.Blandford, Dor with Susan Midwinter 40 widow licence victualler b.Blanford, son Frank 24unm cigar merchant & 4 other children 6-15 & barman William Adshead 17 b.Burslem; scan : [ages wrong but '32' seems correct, (seems Bessie aged little)]
: '01cen Bessie 38 hotel manageress at Northenden, Cheshire; b.Blandford : [(seems she was 50); age means not not obvious '11cen; m or d. not vis bmd]


Deborah Soper m.Oct>Dec 1875, Dudley bmd dist, Staffs; (to either Stephen Bate or Thomas Knowles) : [assume in workhouse '61 & '71cen below]
- George John b.1856 Crewkerne, S.set
- Martha Edith Brown Soper b.Apr>Jun 1858 & ?a Martha Soper d.Apr>Jun 1861, both West Bromwich, Shrops
: '61cen Deborah Soper (c1826-?) at West Bromwich workhouse, 35unm : [but a m.Soaper '71cen?] inmate, needlewoman, birthplace not known, son George John age 5, scholar, b.Crewkerne, S.set & dau Martha Edith 2 b.Aldbury, Worcestershire, 369 other names at the workhouse
: '71cen Deborah Soaper (c1824-?) [now] 'married', a sewstress 47, b.Bristol, S.set; at Union Workhouse, W.Bromwich ([of?] Davis John Crogham) with about 450 names :
scan


Only one family in 1881 census - [+ a Caroline 37 b.Leek, Staffs, with George in Kent]
Elizabeth Soper (c1855-?) 37 Market Place, Burslem, 26 unm licensed house manageress; b.Blandford, Dor ; 2 others working there


William Soper m.Agnes Marshall Watson, Jan>Mar 1881, Wolstanton, Staffs (bmd) [family below assumed from dates] : [a tragic family; '81cen (after m on 3 Apr) not vis; '91cen not vis (except Amy), but 5 alive] : ['01cen none vis]
- Amy Kate Soper b.16 Mar 1884 Burslem, St Paul's & b.Jan>Mar & m.Jul>Sep 1911 both Wolstanton, Staffs (to either William Burgess or William A Street) ['11cen with widowed aunt Elizabeth 32 below]
- Mary Emma Soper b.18 Feb 1885, Longton, St John [b.Jan>Mar, Stoke] : d.Apr>Jun 1891, age 6 both Stoke T, Staffs [not vis '91cen]
- Annie Maud Soper b.11 Oct 1888, [b.Oct>Dec, Stoke] : d.11 Apr 1898, age 9, both Longton, St John, Lane-End, Staffs [death reg Jan>Mar! Wolstanton] : [not vis '91cen (unless grdau 3 at & b.Dodbrooke, Dev)]
? - Harry Jack Soper b.Apr>Jun 1890, d.Oct>Dec 1890, age 0, both at Stoke
? - Maurice Frank W Soper b.Apr>Jun 1892, d.Jul>Sep 1892, age 0, both at Stoke
: '91cen Amy K 7 scholar at 55 Lyndhurst St, (St Pauls), Burslem, Staffs; b.Burslem with aunt Annie Watson 57 widow b.Wolstanton, Staffs dau 19 dressmaker & son 7 scholar both b.Burslem, also boarder Alfred Cross 23unm watchmaker, jeweller;
scan : [?an Amy Kate Soper b.Jan>Mar 1884, Wolstanton, Staffs, m.Jul>Sep 1911 Wolstanton] : [no Annie/Watson m vis bmd]
: ? a William (c1856-1894) d.Jul>Sep 1894, Stoke upon Trent, Staffs, age 38
: Agnes Marshall Soper (c1857-1896) d.Apr>Jun 1896, Stoke upon Trent, Staffs, age 39


2 Sopers in 1891 Staffs census - [& 2 wifes born there]

Amy K Soper 7 scholar at 55 Lyndhurst Street, (St Pauls), Burslem, Staffs '91cen; b.Burslem with aunt Annie Watson 57 widow b.Wolstanton, Staffs dau 19 dressmaker & son 7 scholar both b.Burslem, also boarder Alfred Cross 23unm watchmaker, jeweller; scan : [?an Amy Kate Soper b.Jan>Mar 1884, Wolstanton, Staffs, m.Jul>Sep 1911 Wolstanton] : [no Annie/Watson m vis bmd]

Elizabeth Soper 32unm barmaid at 'Leg of Man', 37 Market Place, (St Johns), Burslem, Staffs '91cen; b.Blandford, Dor with Susan Midionder 40 widow licence victualler b.Blanford, son Frank 24unm cigar merchant & 4 other children 6-15 & barman William Adshead 17 b.Burslem; scan : ['61cen assume Elizabeth was 'Bessy' 20 with brother-in-law & sister]

Caroline 47 b.Leek, Staffs; wife of George in Wandsworth, Kent

Mary A 35 b.Burton on Trent, Staffs; wife in Wandsworth, Lon


No one in 1901 census - [just 2 Staffs born wives as above; Caroline 57 & Mary 45 b.Burton an omnibus washer]


Barbara Florrie Soper b.Jan>Mar 1903, Wolverhampton bmd dist, Staffs : Barbara F m.William B Lang Apr>Jun 1931 W.Bromwich, Shrops/Staffs : [b.Wednesday; with parents Edwin/Fanney below]

Edwin Lionel Soper Nicholes m.Hilda May Lealand Apr>Jun 1908 Kings Norton, Staffs (War/Worc)
: Edwin Lionel Soper Nicholes (1882-?) 28y 3m, sailed from Southampton, on The Olympic, arriving Ellis Island, NY. 4 Feb 1911, Residence, Oldbury, (possibly Warwick? or Shrops?), Eng ('11cen taken 2 Apr, perhaps a quick NY stop?)
: 11cen Edwin Lionel Soper Nicholes (c1884-?) age 27 b.Tipton, Staffs at 83 Abbey Rd, Warley, Birmingham, Staffs; Hilda May Soper Nicholes 31 b.St.Georges, Staffs, Kathleen Edwina Mary Soper Nicholes 2 & Edwin Dennis Soper Nicholes 1 both b.Oldbury, Worcs & gen serv Mary Ellen Clayton 18 b.Willenhall, Staffs
: Edwin Lionel Soper Nicholes m.Mary E Moss at Stafford Apr>Jun 1939

E R Souper of the Lichfield Theology College, was ordinated a priest at Lichfield, from The Times, 9 Mar 1909 : 9/12p : [Edward's biog in Religious Sopers]


1911 Staffs census, 13 names

Edwin Soper 43 general fitter, worker, chemical works, [4 rooms] at 40 Flash Rd, Oldbury, West Bromwich, Staffs; '11cen; b.Dorchester, Dor, Fanny Soper 43 [m.14y, 4 children born] b.Calne, Wilts; Edwin James Soper 13 b.Castlebar, Ireland; Cathleen Alice Soper12 b.Downpatrick, Ireland, Barbara Florrie Soper 8 b.Wednesfield, Staffs all at school & Earnest William Soper 4 b.Smithwick, Warwicks : scan : [Edwin/Fanny c1897 m.not vis bmd so assume Ireland?]

Bessie Soper (c1858-?) 53unm aunt, at 178 High Ln, Burslem, Staffs; '11cen with Robert Lamont Midwinter 28unm design potter; sister Mary Midwinter 34unm grocers clerk & bro Wiliam Midwinter 26unm Potters clerk all b.Burslem, Staffs : [Elizabeth Sarah, "Bessy" bpt.1851 to James & Mary Ann Cross who m.1832; their dau Susan (1846-?) m.Charles Midwinter; Stepney, Lon 1853 ('71cen living with sister)]
: Elizabeth Soper (c1851-1938) d.Apr>Jun 1938, Stoke, Staffs, age 87

Rosina Loper (c1896-?) 15 domestic training at St Margaret's Home, Penkridge, Staffs; birth place not known; 15 girls 9-15 & 2 matrons '11cen : St Margaret's Home : [? a Rosina Soper b.Jul>Sep 1895, Southwark, Lon]
: '01cen Rosina 5 at St Nicholas Home, Byfleet, (St Marys), Sy, b.Lambeth, Lon; [about 60 boys & girls 4-16 & attached? a recovering house for waifs & strays] scan

Edwin Lionel Soper Nicholes (c1884-?) age 27 b.Tipton, Staffs at 83 Abbey Rd, Warley, Birmingham, Staffs; Hilda May Soper Nicholes 31 b.St.Georges, Staffs, Kathleen Edwina Mary Soper Nicholes 2 & Edwin Dennis Soper Nicholes 1 both b.Oldbury, Worcs & gen serv Mary Ellen Clayton 18 b.Willenhall, Staffs '11cen : [m.1908 above; perhaps connection with W.Brom Edwin above??]

Sarah Jane Soper (c1875-?) 36 wife at (22 Pimlico/Victoria/Sq/Rd) St George, London b.Staffs


Pecival H Soper m.Maud R Jeffery Jul>Sep 1917, Tamworth, Staffs (bmd)
: [Percy Soper b.c1889 {P J H Soper} Rio De Janeiro, Bazil; to Rev Edwin Herbert Soper a missionary
see]
- Dorothy M Soper b.Apr>Jun 1918 Tamworth : m.James Rees Jul>Sep 1924 Leek, Staffs
- Walter P C Soper b.Apr>Jun 1920 Tamworth m.Linda V Waterhouse Oct>Dec 1942 Wolverhampton, Staffs(/Shrops) [no PHS vis '11cen : no other Soper/Jeffery b.vis]
: P J H Soper (b.c1889-91) to NZ 1896, to Ghana 1915 ('GJH'), '16, '17 ('DJH') & '19 ('TH') : Nigeria 1920,1,2,3,4,5,6,7*,8*,9, 1930*, 1*, 2, 3, 4, 5* ('PGH') &1837 (*= with wife) : from findmypast.com; a Nigerian agent/manager uk address Birmingham see : [Percy Soper b.c1889 {P J H Soper} Rio De Janeiro, Bazil; to Rev Edwin Herbert Soper a missionary see]
: '91cen not vis
: '01cen Percy 12, b.Rio De Janeiro, Brazil at Yardley, Worcs with Grace Soper 33 b.Worcester, boot machinist, Hubert11 & Carlos 6 both b.Birmingham, W.wicks
: P J H Soper 28 cocoa buyer, Accra, [Ghana], to Liverpool, Jun 1917; 154 Beaumont Rd, Bourneville, Birmingham, scan
: P J H Soper cocoa buyer 28 sailed 1st class, "Akabo" Liverpool to Accra, Ghana, 19 Sep 1917 ; Last residence Brit Possessions; residence Eng scan
: Percival Howard Soper30 cocoa buyer Gold Coast>Liverpool, May 1919; Tranmore, Eastern Rd, Wylde Farm?, Warwicks, scan
: P H Soper 31, Liverpool to Lagos 1920
: Percival 31 cocoa buyer from Lagos to Liverpool Jul 1920 Tranmore, Eastern Rd, Wylde Green?, Warwicks; Last address Nigeria; scan
: P H Soper trading manager, Nigeria, had agreement with Harold Noble, Trading Manager's Ass, Apr 1920 : Rowntree and Co. records; sweet manufacturers; re estates in West Indies
: 1922, manager, Logos>Plymouth, manager, "Traymore", Abbedale Rd, Forthfield, Birmingham
: Percival John Howard Soper 34 cocoa buyer, Lagos>Plymouth, Jun 1923; address Agege Abbudaby Rd, Neichfield, B'ham scan
: 1927, agent Logos>Plymouth, Nigeria agent, Bungalow, Bleadon Hill, Weston Super Mare
: 'G H' Soper 39 cocoa buyer & R H Soper 34 sailed 1st class on "Adda" (African Steamship co Line) from Lagos, Africa to Plymouth, Eng; Ship continued to Liverpool, arriving 18 May 1928; Last permanant address Nigeria; Planned future residence British Empire; address 10 Eastern Rd, Wildgreen, Birmingham scan; UK Incoming Register
: Percival Howard Soper 40 agent & Maud Rebecca 38; 70 Eastern Rd, Wylde Green, W.wicks, Last permanant address Nigeria to Plymouth Apr 1929 scan
: Percival Howard Soper 41 agent; address Nigeria; & 70 Eastern Rd; Lagos>Plymouth May 1930 scan
: Percival Howard Soper 43 agent; Maud 41; 70 Eastern Rd; Lagos>Plymouth May 1932 scan details Africa
: Percival Howard Soper 43 manager; Maud 40 70 Eastern Rd; Lagos>Plymouth May 1931 scan
: Percival Howard Soper 43 agent; Maud 41 last address Lagos; 70 Eastern Rd; Lagos>Plymouth May 1932 scan
: Percivel Howard Soper 45 manager, Africa>Liverpool, Jun 1934; address Nigeria; & 70 Eastern Rd scan
: P J H Soper 46 manager; 20 Royal Oak Rd, Sherton, Birmingham from Lagos>Plymouth May 1935 scan
: Perc J H Soper 47 & Maud R 45; 70 Eastern Rd from Lagos>Liverpool 1936 scan
: P H Soper 48 manager, Lagos>Liverpool, May 1937; 70 Eastern Rd scan

Sgt Soper, in an undated photo, taken at NCS's Staff, No1 School of Instruction for Infantry Officers, Brocton Camp. : source

Victor R L Soper b.Oct>Dec 1918, Kings Norton, Staffs/Worc (mother ne Leleux) : [Henry Felix Soper, 'Harry' m.Phyllis Margaret Leleux 9 Oct 1915, Glasgow,]
- Marjorie L Soper L b.Oct>Dec 1919, Wolverhampton, Staffs/Shrops (mother ne Leleux)

Leonard Soper m.Hilda M Lea Oct>Dec 1925, Walsall, Staffs : [Leonard Charles Soper b.1905 Lewisham ; Leonard Clarence b.1902 Holborn ; Leonard Thomas W b.Glos 1896] : [not obvious from '11cen]

Elizabeth Soper (c1851-1938) d.Apr>Jun 1938, age 87, Stoke, Staffs (bmd) [not obvious from '11cen]

Edwin B Soper m.Joyce M Tavernor Apr>Jun 1950 Stoke, Staffs: [??only Edwin B Soper in bmd b.Jul>Sep 1926 Romford (mother ne Robinson)]

Helen Marian Soper Rushmore at Sir Graham Balfour High School, Stafford, Staffs ; class of 1974 source



Suffolk

Reginald le Sopere, 6s.8d, Will of wealthy merchant 1339; Norfolk Record Office, King's Lynn records, ff.75-76; Transcription in Holcombe Ingleby; The Red Register of King's Lynn, vol.1 (1919); source

Johannis le Sopere mentioned in land grant in Glevering, ‘et de terra que iacet sub curia Johannis le Sopere de feodo Willilmi filii Theobaldi, scilicet de quatuor acris de Akerheg (Julie' de Braham)……’ mentioned in an agreement between Leiston Abbey & Butley Priory over tithes of Knodiswell, Suffolk 18 Nov 1235 : The same phrase repeated in Jocelin de Hispania grant of land at Caldham & Theberton early 13th C map : [another Johannis reference in Essex] : GoogleBooks.com

William Soper lease from Robert Lute, Robert Jervys & others of a meadow in t Edward IV Bodl, Suff, Ch.1358 Mildenhall : source

Agnes Soppe of Lackford. Her daughter Margaret married Sir John Bolt, he took title deeds in 1373 at Overestanidale & Flemton (witnesses William de Peyton; John Mayhew; John Welhous; John Bole; William Pope), Bury St Edmunds Branch:: Suffolk Record Office. ref 449/2/65 www.a2a

Wiliam Sopere of Mildenhall, John Smyth of Mildenhall & John Roggerisson of Wiggenhall (Nf) to John Haras of Herringswell & John Landwade of Moulton. All parties in a messuage transaction at Mildenhall in 1386 : Suffolk Record Office, Bury St Edmunds Branch: ref E 18/452/17/1 www.a2a
William Sopere of Mildenhall : Calendar of the Feet of Fines for Suffolk, pub 1900 : GoogleBooks.com

William Sopere of Berton ('iuxta Mildenhale'), John Sopere & John Londewade of Moulton, 24 Aug 1397, leased 5 acres of arable land to Hugh Dekene of Berton : Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch: ref HD 1538/128/2 www.nationalarchives

William Sopere did leap upon John Newman with a pitchfork, against the peace (" fecit insultum super Joh. Newman cum j pitchforke, contra pacem "). So he is fined iijrf. 0r this from a Court Roll of Little Barton (in Suffolk, owned by Bury St.Edmund's) 1461 : GoogleBooks.com

Joan,widow of William Soper late of Barton Mills, Mildenhall ('Berton iuxta Mildenhale'), with William Pope & Richard Baghot, both of Mildenhall. These 3 people leased to Robert Wyse of Mildenhall. A tenement and adjoining enclosed garden with annexed croft of arable land, called Fullers Tenement. It used to belong to Robert Soper, then W.S. It was in the township & fields of Mildenhall on the north side of West Street. Lease for 20 years at 6s.8d. annually, no rent for first two years because of repairs. 11 Jul 1468 , B.M. parish, Lackford Hundred : Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch : ref HD 1538/9 Vol.9/fol.12/1 www.a2a

Robert Soper owned Barton Mills, before William Soper : W.S a lease to build on Fullers Tenement, West Street, Barton Mills, for 6s 8d p.a. : 8 Jul Edw. IV : 1468 : Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch www.a2a.pro.gov.uk

William Soper of Barton Mills, a item: Feoffment - ref. HD 1538/9 Vol.9/fol.12/2 - date: 22 Feb 1468 William Soper of Berton Togryng iuxta Mildenhale [Barton Mills] Suffolk Record Office, Ipswich Branch www.a2a.pro.gov.uk

William Soper, clerk, mentioned in will of Edmund George, Norwich, lands in Southelmham, Suffolk to Dorothy Chauncy 12 Jan 1513 www.a2a.pro.gov.uk

William Soper Robert Soper& Jane Soper, Suffolk. British Chancery Records 1518-1529 Vol 5, page 539, bundle 578 : ancestry.com William Soper citizen & haberdasher of London took a £60 loan 7 June 1522 from Thomas Buck {Bukke}, citizen & merchant-tailor of London (Before James Yarford, Mayor of the Staple of Westminster).: 1st (& last) term 24 Aug 1522 : Endorsement: John Shelton, knight, Sheriff, replies that he had sent the writ to the Seneschal of the Abbey of Bury St Edmunds, that it might be executed by him; his reply appears in the schedule date 15 Oct 1522 : Note, Inquisition & return 19 Apr 1523. Attached is the inquisition made at Henhowe in Suffolk before George Nevell, knight, Seneschal of the Liberty of the Abbot of Bury St Edmunds on 23 Mar 1523. William Soper, on the day of the recognisance & afterwards was seised of a messuage, called Gathergolays & 8 acres of land in Barton next to Mildenhall [in Lackford Hundred, Suffolk] & of a messuage, called Soper's, with garden, a croft, 100a of land, 17a of meadow & 31a of pasture in Barton. Thomas Bedingfield & other joint-feoffees were seised on the day of the recognisance & afterwards, of three tenements, 52a, 1 rod & 3 ft, with rights to fold sheep in the fields of Barton, to the use of William Soper & his heirs. They are worth £10 a year. William Soper had no goods or chattels there : 2nd endorsement, Sheriff Bedingfield handed over these properties to Thomas Buck 14 June 1523National Archives

a Soper recorded in 'Inhabitants of Suffolk', 1524 : tax on the laymen (as opposed to clergy), on householders, landowners, those possessing moveable goods worth £1 or more, and all workmen earning £1 pa : scan for sale originalrecord.com

'Sopers Croft' the name of vicars' close. This and Bacon Street, Lichfield [Staffordshire] bordered a plot of land in a transaction 1640 : www.nationalarchives

? Soper d.1659, Mary Soper d.1772 & Bemjamin Soper d.1881. Burial index for Suffolk : from findmypast.com

Thomas Sopper March 1674 in list of Suffolk Hearth Tax, Tannington in Hoxne source

Abraham Soper (Cockfield) married Mary Martham (Norton), 21 Sep 1707 from Parish Register for Woolpit, Suffolk source

Henry Soper, owned a lot of land at Dicks Hills, he sold it to Thomas Fleet, of Huntington, in Suffolk County. Who left it to his wife Esther, in a 1713 will : source

John Soper; 1797 of Bridge, Leeds, Yorkshire, a surgeon & apothecary, medicine (m/a) 'personal note; volunteer' from Leeds Directory, 1797 Also in 1798 & 1800 directory : from web & Ancestry.com's database of Directories & Lists
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Mrs Soper, died on Saterday fe'nnight after a short illness, wife of Mr Soper of Leeds, surgeon died, from 'The Hull Packet' 13 Oct 1801
Mrs Soper died lately, mother of Mr Soper of Leeds, surgeon, died, from 'The Hull Packet' 1 Oct 1805 & The Monthly Magazine

George Sopher 15-19 b.Suffolk, at Sereivell? Hamlet, Leiston, in household of William Musells 40 farmer, Mary 25, Thomas 5, Mary 3, David 9m, John Smith 70, George 'Slopher' 15-9, Herbert Spindler 15-9, Mary Smith 15-9 : only Soper in '41cen

Soupers at Blything, Suffolk : Frederick Henry Souper b.Apr>Jun 1842 : Eliza Emily Souper m.Jan>Mar 1856 : Martha Souper d.Apr>Jun.1866 age 25

1851 Census has 4 entries & 2 born there but living outside
George S Soper b.Sussex c1791, living Suffolk 1851
Hannah Soper b.Suffolk c1816, living Gloucestershire
Ann Soper born Surrey c1821 living in Suffolk,
Eliza Soaper b. abt 1802, b.Suffolk
Frederick Soaper b. abt 1842, b.Suffolk ['Souper' above]
Mary S Soper b. abt 1801, b.Norfolk

Eliza Souper 49 head, widowed annuitant at South Green, Southwold, Suffolk '51cen, b.Southwold, Suffolk; Eliza Emily Souper 16 (british subject) b.Trinidad, West Indies; Frederick Souper 9 scholar b.Southwold; also servant Mary Ann Mayham 21 b.Dunwich scan : [George m.Eliza Gooch 1837 Lon]
- Eliza Emily Souper b.1834 Trinidad, West Indies
- Frederick Henry Souper b.Apr>Jun 1842, Blything, Suffolk
: ?an Eliza Souper d.Jul>Sep 1882 at Newark, Lincs/Notts, age 80


1861 Census of Suffolk, 8 names in 4 households

Robert Sopher (c1804-?) living at Dennington, 57, an ag Labourer, b.Brundish, Suffolk wife Mary Sopher 55 b.Dennington, Suffolk, son George Sopher 12 both b.Dennington & Grandaughter Sarah Sopher 5 b.Stradbroke, Suffolk,

Atserman Sopher (c1834-?) living at Dennington, an ag labourer, 27, b.Dennington, Suffolk & wife Jane Sopher 29 b.Wilby, Suffolk

James Sopher (c1837-?) living at Dennington 24 & wife Ester Sopher 25, both b.Dennington, Suffolk,

James Soper (c1816-?) living at 18 Chapel Lane, Lowestoft, 45 a married fish buyer, b.Bovey Tracey, Dev, 1 of 2 lodgers of a washerwoman


Henry Soper was charged with absconding from the service of his master Mr Halfyard, fishingsmack owner; Prison 21d hard labour; in 'The Hull Packet' 30 Dec 1864, from news.bl.uk; scan : [no Yorks links]

Mr Soper the builder of mansion 1 Bellevue Park Estae, North Common, Lowestoft. James Yallop 39 a bricklayer died after a 65 ft fall from scaffolding round a a stack of chimneys. He married the day before & reported being dizzy; in 'Ipswich Journal' 23 May 1868; scan
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Mr Soper & many others (inc J W Roper) on Lowestoft committee to look into the reception & entertainment of the volunteers when the arrived A series of amusements proposed every 10-14 days with aid from Great Eastern Railway Co; in 'Ipswich Journal' 27 Jun 1868, from
news.bl.uk; scan
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Mary Ann W Soper (c1824-1870) d.Jul>Sep 1870, Mutford, Suffolk/Norfolk, age 46 (bmd)
: Mary Ann Warters Soper d.2 July 1870 at Bellvue Pk, Lowestoft, Suffolk, age 46, wife of George John Soper late of Grove Ln, Camberwell, Sy, 'Essex Standard' 15 Jul, from http://newspapers.bl.uk/blcs/
: George John Soper m.Mary Ann Waters Syrett Oct>Dec
1846, Bermondsey
: '61cen George J (c1824-?) at 1 Grove Ln, Camberwell. 37, builder, b.Newington, Sy : Mary Ann W b.Norwich, Norfolk; George John 8 & Edwin C 6 both scholars, b.Southwark, Sy, also widowed mother-in law Mary Syrett, formerly wife of a confectioner, b.Cusan, Norfolk & servant Lydia Buster b.Lomestop, Norfolk


1871 Census of Suffolk, 4 names

Ann Soper (c1819-?) a annuitant 52 unm, b.-, Devon; at Late Sleam, Easton; with house maid Anna Coates 19 b.Sutton, Cambs : scan

Edwin Soper (c1855-?) a joiner 16, b.-, M.sx; at Snape Rd, Tunstall; boarding with Mary Whayman 62 a widowed pork butcher b.Munstall?, Suffolk : 2nd boarder Thomas Whiting unm plumber 27 b.M.sx, lodger James Wilson 39 unm painter & a gen serv 17 : scan
Edwin C Soper b.c1855 Southwark to George John & Mary Ann W who m.1846 Bermondsey
: [Mrs Syrett Edwin's grandmother (see '61cen)]
: ['61cen George J 37 builder at 1 Grove Ln, Camberwell, Sy b.Newington, Sy; Mary Ann W 36 b.Norwich; George John 8 & Edwin C 6 both scholar b.Southwark, also widowed mother-in law Mary Syrett, ex wife of confectioner, b.Cusan, Norfolk & servant Lydia Buster b.Lomestop, Norfolk]
: ['81cen Edwin C 26 a builders foreman b.Southwark, Lon & wife Margaret 27 b.Brentford : Edwin C 3 b.Walworth, Lon, also Mary J Wallace 31u a visitor b.Godalming, Sy : Sophia Hunt 12 niece b.Marylebone : & 2 boarders Henry & Ernest Dyer b.Taunton, S.set]
: possibly the Edwin Charles m.1876? Camberwell : Edwin Charles Soper St Saviour Jan>Mar 1878 : Edwin Charles Soper m.Fulham Oct>Dec 1883
: ['91cen an Edwin C at Newington, 36 b.Hammersmith, wife Sarah b.Colebrooke, Lon, nephew Edwin 14 b.Dev, dau Alice M M 2, & son James 1 both b.Hammersmith]
: ['01cen an Edwin at Camberwell, 46 b.Hammersmith, a brick layer & Edwin 23 b.Newington a traveller]
: ['brother George John below]

George J Soper (c1853-?) a builder's assistant 18, b.Camberwell, London; at 2 Belle Vue Park, Lowestoft; with [father's] mother-in-law ? Syrett 89 widow b.Norfolk : [but 89 does not compute, so who's son?] : 2nd Household of Edward Sherfield 28 a joiner b.Essex, wife Emma 27 b.Lowestoft, Lucy 7 b.Lon & Harry 5 b.Lowestoft : scan : ['brother Edwin above] : [Mrs Syrett George's grandmother (see '61cen above)]
George John Soperb.Oct>Dec 1852 St George, Southwark to George John & Mary Ann W who m.1846 Bermondsey

Mary Soper (c1838-?) an unm nurse 33, b.Beules; at Park House, Campsey Ash; with Trager? Allins an estate agent 46, wife 40, dau 1m & niece 26 : also cook, nurse, housemaid x2, footman, groom & stable boy : scan


George John Soper builder of the houses & mortgagor protested against the auction of Belle Vue Park Estate, Lowestoft nrs 11, 12 & 13 Pier Terrace. The bid did not approach anything near the reserve price & not sold; in 'The Ipswich Journal' 9 Aug 1873, from news.bl.uk; scan : [George a builder's ass '71cen above]

Mary Ann Soper m.Jul>Sep 1875, Ipswich, Suffolk, to either Henry Chittock or Joseph Hewes (bmd)

John Alfred Soper m.Caroline Haward Jul>Sep 1881 Blything, Suffolk : [baptist minister biog]

Benjamin Soper (c1808-1881) d.10 May 1881, age 73, gardener of 22 Crown St, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk, 'Bury & Norwich Post' (pub.Bury) 17 May, from newspapers.bl.uk : [assume Benjamin m.Jane Dymott, Dorset 1830; '71cen a widowed dairyman 64 at Corfe, Dor : (The only other Benjamine in '71cen also at Corfe age 54 ag lab he d.Poole 1885 age 69)]


1881 census [& 2 Suffolk born wives]
only Emily Soper 16 b.Hitcham, Suffolk; domestic servant; only servant at Bildeston Post Office with John Crickmore 44 a grocer, postmaster, wife, 5 children & 2 others : [not vis bmd; '71cen; '91cen]

1891 census [& 3 Suffolk born wives]

Samuel Terrace : [no Soper/Hammond m.bmd; not vis '81/'01/'11cen]

Henry Soper 36 & Emma Soper 36 both b.Bury, Suffolk at Islington London in '91cen

Charles Soper m.Eliza Maria Rowe Oct>Dec 1892, Samford, Suffolk (bmd) : [Charles b.c1865 to James & Emma Draper who m.1855, Sherfield, Hants]
- Eliza May Soper b.Jan>Mar 1894, Horsham, Sx; '11cen 17 dressmaker
- Barbara Lucy Soper b.Apr>Jun 1898, Horsham : [Barbara 27 maid with Sir Archibald Forres 65 & wife, sailed 1st class on "Almanzora", Eng to Buenos Aires, Argentina 1925. Landed Florida 25 Jan 1926 on 'SS Governor Cobb' from Havana, Cuba, an unm maid, 27]
- Audrey Grace Soper b.Jul>Sep 1901, Horsham
- John Soper b.Oct>Dec 1905 South Stoneham, Hants
: [connection? an Edith Rowe Soper d.Jul>Sep 1907 Leeds, Yorks, age 0]
: '81cen James 49 ag lab at Wild Moor, Emma 43, Charles 16, James 8, John 5 & Mary A 3 all b.Sherfield
: '01cen Charles 35 at Bournes Mill (Lodge), Horsham, Sx domestic gardener b.Sherfield, Hants; Eliza M 32 b.Harkstead, Suffolk, Eliza F 7, Barbara L 3 both b.Horsham; scan
: '11cen Charles 45 domestic gardener at 12 Denne Rd, Horsham, Sx {6 rooms}, b.Sherfield on Loddon, Hants; Eliza Maria 42 {m.18y 6 kids 4 alive} b.Harkstead Eliza May 17 dressmaking business? house; Barbara Lucy13, Audrey Grace 9 all b.Horsham, John 5 b.Southampton, Hants, all at school; scan
: Eliza Maria Soper d.3 Feb 1937, of 43 East St, Horsham, Sx; administration London 18 Mar 1937 to Charles Soper, widowed husband, retired gardener; estate £378 13s 2d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Eliza M (c1868-1937) d.Jan>Mar, Horsham, Sx, age 69]

George Soper. d.23 Aug 1895 at 2 Japan Villas, Bramford Rd, Ipswich, Sfk, age 31, beloved husband of Grace Helen Soper; in 'Ipswich Journal' 31 Aug, from newspapers.bl.uk [bmd d.Jul>Sep] ['11cen Grace Helen Soper, 45 servant, at Epsom, Sy]

Charlotte Soper m.Ellis Fincham Jul>Sep 1901 Mutford, Suffolk/Norfolk

1901 census [& 4 Suffolk born wives]
only Grace Soper 35 widow, job none at 8 Chenery Street, Ipswich, St Mathews, (St Margaret), Suffolk, b.19 Clarkson St, Ipswich St Mathews; & dau Minnie Soper 9 school b.Lon also a dressmaker 18, shop fitter & 3 boarding shop ass 17, 21 & 22; scan & scan b : [ George Soper m.Grace Helen Kindred 1890, Lambeth, Lon]
Florence Eleanor Soper (1861-1957) m.Bramwell Booth, who ran the Salvation Army - The Booths visited Southwold, [Suffolk] 1909 in the vain hope of fresh air helping their ailing daughter Miriam, General Booth bought a house called Crapstone 1913 (later renamed The Turrets) in North Rd. He lived there incognito under his wife’s maiden name of Soper. It was rumoured that he feared asassination. He certainly prized privacy, walking on the beach & common, avoiding the town : source : see her biog, Wales 1861]

Mrs Soper Whitburn, in the paddock at Goodwood, from Court Circular : from The Times - 27 Jul 1910 698/746n : [see 1924 below]

1911 census 5 names
William Helson Soper, 70 at Victoria Rd, South Lowestoft, Mutford, Suffolk & Isabella Sophia Soper 71, both b.Guernsey, Channel Islands 'Guernsey resident' living with with son-in-law Frederick Morriss Garrett 37m tramway inspector b.Toddington, Beds: [in Hants '71cen]

Alexander Soper 16 at an insititution at HM's Royal Naval Training Establishment Shotley, near Ipswich, (Samford RD), Suffolk; b.Devonport, Dev; also Charles Soper 16 a navy boy in training, b.Peckham. London ; '11cen [Perhaps HMS Ganges?] : [Alexander Soper b.1894 Stoke Damerel, Dev]
- Alexander Soper able seaman, J 8038, died of illness HMS Victory 1915, aged 20
- Alexander Soper b.22 Nov 1894 Devonport, Dev nr.J8038, Admiralty: Registers of Seamen's Services (from Nat Archives)
- Charles Henry Soper b.29 Dec 1894 Peckham, London nr.J9709, Admiralty: Registers of Seamen's Services (from Nat Archives)

Phoebe Soper 16 housemaid at West St, Mildenhall, Suffolk, b.Islington, London servant to Odden Frederick Read 62 solicitor b.Mildenhall, wife 47 & dau 24 & 21, also parlourmaid May Powell 19unm b,Suffolk '11cen


Col C W Soper Whitburn, Sefton Lodge, Bury Rd. Mar/Apr 1924. Planning application for improvements. Newmarket Council, Suffolk : ref. EF 506/6/1/19/669 : Suffolk Record Office : www.a2a : [see London 1866] : [see 1910 above] : [See Kent (Royal West Kent Yeomanry) 1914]

Geoffrey F Soper m.Winifred R Cook Apr>Jun 1934, Mildenhall, Suffolk
- Merilyn R Soper b.Jan>Mar 1935, Woodbridge, Suffolk (mother ne Cook)
- Janice R Soper b.Apr>Jun 1937, Deben, Suffolk (mother ne Cook)
- Christopher J A Soper b.Jan>Mar 1941, Newmarket (mother ne Cook)
- Wendy F Soper b.Jan>Mar 1947, Newmarket (mother ne Cook)

Brenda Mavis Soper died 1935 gravestone in Municiple cemetery Felixstow, Suffolk; from www.gravestonephotos.com

Alfred D Soper m.Jan>Mar 1936, Ipswich, Suffolk (bmd) : to either Emily Day or Peggy P Smith

Douglas Edward Soper d.29 Mar [2013?], at home in Newmarket, 29 Mar age 89. b.W.Hendon, Lon 1924, educated Kingsbury Grammar School, lived primarily Newmarket. Leading signalman, navy 1940-5, received the Italy Star; retired director of Scaffolding Construction Ltd & Everlac Ltd, Newmarket; wife, Iris, d.17 Apr 2005, leaves dau b>Melanie source : [Douglas E Soper b.1924, Hampstead, Lon to Arthur E Soper m.Winifred M Jenner 1922, Hampstead,]

Harry Sopper d.16 Oct 1936, of Bayhorn, Horley, Suffolk; died Guys Hospital, Southwark, Sy; Probate London 7 Apr 1937 to Thomas Hugh Sopper & Herbert Charles Butcher, both members of London Stock Exchange; estate £3,224 0s 8d; from Probate Calender, scan : [see Soppers notes]

Sarah Annie Sopper d.28 Jan 1937, widow of Beacon Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk; probate London 2 Apr 1937 to Annie May Sopper, spinster; estate £5,031 10s 8d; from Probate Calender, scan : [see Soppers notes]

Norma J Soper b.Apr>Jun 1939, Ipswich, Suffolk (bmd), mother ne Eastwood



Wales

William Sopere 1195 in Glamorgan, from a commercial 'coat of arms' source

John le Sopere, witness ...: perhaps 27 Nov 1314 : The National Library of Wales Journal' - p66 : pub1954 GoogleBooks.com & a second mention as witness 1322 Google Snippet The National Library of Wales Journal of 1954

Thomas Soper b.Devon, served a 7 year apprecticeship 1834-41 to W. Perkins, shipbuilder, at Dry Sack, Newport, Monmouth. He came to Newfoundland & m.Priscilla Spraklin & I believe lived Cupids, Canada. from Allen Temple Beagan : [b.1823c if started age 11] : [only John & Ann Sopher's family in Wales '41cen. - Old enough too have son c1823, however had a Thomas c1839, John b.outside Monmouth, but not in '51cen so no birth county]

Phillip Dottin Souper & Oriana Jane bapt children at Tenby, Pembroke Frances Lloyd Souper & Jane Hassall Souper both on 29 Dec 1837 : Mormon's IGI database : [see Oriana in Cambridge 1881]

Apparently only 1 family in Wales in 1841 census;
John Sophers 55-9 ag lab, at Duis Wells?, Christchurch, Monmouthshire with Ann Sophers 44, Sarah Sophers 9, John Sophers 5, Thomas Sophers 2 (all but John b.Monmouthshire)

1851 census, 13 entries
- Sarah Sopher 73 b.1778c : Lloyd Sopher 48 b.1803c : William Sopher 40 b.1811c Ann Sopher 33 b.1818c : Elizabeth Sopher 8 b.1843c : Sarah Ann Sopher 2 b.1849c all born & living in Monmouthshire : [Sophers not vis in ancestry or findmypast]
- Jane H Soper 13 at Bedfordshire, b.Pembrookeshire c1838

Jane Sooper 21 wife of a sailor at 25 Mill Street, Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales '51cen, b.not known; lodging with William Miles 58 master grocer b.Bath, S.set; wife Dinah 36 b.St George, Glos; 3 niece/nephews Greenland 4-12; lodgers Frederick Martin 22 brickmaker & wife Dinah all b.Newport ;John Webber 33unm b.Dev & Richard William 20 b.Newport, Mon laborers scan, scan2 : [no Sooper m c.1850, no Soper/Miles m; not vis '61cen]

Willam Soper 29 unm [no job given] at Cae Twmhyn?, Merthyr Tydvil, Glamorgan, Wales '51cen, b.Devon; visiting George Makes 25 labourer; Elizabeth 26; Lydia 10 & Elizabeth 5 both at home; all b.S,set; scan; [only 19 in '41cen William Soper 19 tailor apprentice at Clarence St, Townstal, Dev, with Mary Phillips 60-4 ind] : [no 39 in '61cen]

Edward Soper 37 farmer of 53 acres; (one eye) at Goitre, Llangwm Ucha, Monmouthshire, Wales '51cen, b.Briston; [not Bristol or Brixton but US not mentioned so Eng?] ; Brabara Soper 25 b.State of Ohio, United States; Elizabeth Soper 4 b.Cirelville, Ohio, US; also serv Abselon Edward 15 b.Shirnewton, Mon; scan; [no Edward of that age vis '41cen; assume in US, guess m.c1845, no Edward immigration vis] : [??perhaps link to John hat maker d.1839 Bristol, his dau m.Ucha 1838, but no mention of Edward, (son John jnr a Bristol/US merchant)]
: Edward Soper (c1814-?) 40, labourer. Barbara Soper 30, Elizabeth Soper 8, Liverpool to New York on board Constellation arriving 4 Sept 1854. All gave nationality as US, so possibly returning (broken link) : [an ? Soper b.1857 at sea to Edward Soper & ? (more details available Overseas bmdregisters)]

John Soper m.Sarah Jane Hutchings Jan>Mar 1853, St Thomas, Exmouth, Dev : [John d.1871 & see Devon; widow Sarah there in '91cen]
: ['91cen Sarah J 66 widow living on own means at 98 Mostyn Street, Llandudno, Wales, Caernarvonshire '91cen; b.Exminster, Devon sister-in-law with Joseph Burton 55 chemist b.Radford, Notts, Eliria Burton 54 b.Exminster, dev, son Alfred H Burton 20unm chemist ass b.Llandudno & ass John Hodgson 25unm b.Torks; housemaid Gaynor Roberts 24unm; Gen dom Grace Roberts 22unm & dom waitress Mary E Roberts 17 both b.Conway; scan]
: [Sarah housekeeper 77 b.Exminster, Dev]
: Sarah Jane Soper d.4 May 1904, widow of 98 Mostyn St, Llandudno, Carnarvonshire, Wales; probate Bangor 19 Sep 1904 to Joseph Buryon, chemist; [bro-in-law above?] estate £70 18s 3d; from Probate Calender scan : [Sarah Jane (c1825-1904) d.Apr>Jun, Conway, age 79]

Susanna Soper or Susanna Soper Nance & William Clarke Nance bapt Jessey Boddy Nance 8 Nov 1854 (b.20 Sept), John Henry Nance 6 May 1857 (b.26 Mar) & Anne Clarke Nance 31 Jul 1859 (b.29 Jan) at Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales : Wesleyan Methodist Births/Baptisms : www.genuki.org.uk

Edward Soper m.Elizabeth Chapman Apr>Jun 1857 Newport, Monmouthshire BMD Dist : [not vis '61 & '71cen]
: '81cen Edward (c1831-?) at 21 Clubb Row, Newport dock laborer, 50 b.Exeter, Dev & Elizabeth 46 b.Newport, Monmouth, also sister Louisea Chapman 28 b.Newport, a servant
:
'91cen Edward 60 gen lbr at 4 Lower Cross St, St Woollos, (St Pauls), Newport, Monmouthshire; b.St Siddless, Mon; Elizabeth 55; Mary E 8 both b.Newport, Mon (sharing address with household of 2) scan : [Mary E's b.not vis; '01/'11cen none visable]
: ??an Edward Soper (c1840-1893) d.Jul>Sep 1893, Newport, Monmouth, age 53 : [but would need to ne 63]

Isabell Hawker Soper m.Jane Eleanor Levick Apr>Jun 1860 Chepstow bmd district [a doctor, see biog]
: J Hawker Soper, surgeon, of Blaina, m.Jane Eleanor at Shirenewton, Monmouthshire, 18 Apr 1860 : son of Mr E Soper, Plymouth & 3rd dau of Frederick Levick esq of Shirenewton House & Blaines : from p621 The Gentleman's Magazine : GoogleBooks.com
- Florence Eleanor Soper b.Oct>Dec 1861, Bedwellty, Monmouth (bmd) : [see below]
- Evelyn Mary Soper b.Apr>Jun 1867, Bedwellty
- Frederick Soper b.Apr>Jun 1868, Bedwellty (Frederick R H)
: ?a Mary Soper (c1812-1868) d.Apr>Jun 1868, Bedwellty, Monmouth, age 56 : [long shot... is this Isabell's mother?]
: wife Jane Eleanor Soper d.Apr>Jun 1870, Newport, Monmouth, age 38
: '71cen Isabell H 38 at The Terrance, Aberystruth, Monmouthshire; b.Bovey, widowed head, surgeon : sister Susan S 29unm both b.Plymouth; Lilian M 6 b.Bovey, Dev; Evelyn M 4; Frederick R H 2 both b.Blaina, Monmouth, Wales, also unm aunt Elizabeth H Holmes 49 cook, nurse & housemaid : scan
: The Booths visited Southwold, [Suffolk] 1909 in the vain hope of fresh air helping their ailing daughter Miriam, General Booth bought a house called Crapstone 1913 (later renamed The Turrets) in North Rd. He lived there incognito under his wife’s maiden name of Soper. It was rumoured that he feared asassination. He certainly prized privacy, walking on the beach & common, avoiding the town : salvationarmy.org
- Miss Soper of Plymouth m.Bramwell Booth 1882. He controlled the Salvation Army from 1912. She organised the woman's department. All their children are working for the
Isabell Soper (b abt1833) Plymouth, Dev, age 68, b.Plymouth : a retired surgeon '01cen [can't see father or dau in '81cen]
2 SA sisters & 1 brother : sister ; (Miss) Liet Col Soper, visit Melbourne, Aus an inspector for women's agencies 1925 [assume Lilian May Soper] : [sister; Evelyn Mary left money to SA in 1914 will, see Herts above] : brother Rev Frederick R H

Florence Eleanor Soper (1861-1957) b.12 Sept, Blaina, S.Wales. [b.Oct>Dec 1861, Bedwellty, Monmouth]. Eldest daughter of Dr Isbel Soper & Jenny Soper (nee Levick). 2 sisters & a brother [father's biog]. Her mother died when she was 9, so lived with an aunt until her father, a physician practising in Wales, remarried. Sent to London to complete her education, she stayed with two aunts & converted at a Whitechapel meeting she attended as a sightseer & guest of Mrs Booth at her Salvation Army meeting. Had a remarkable religeous awakening resulting from services of Mrs Catherine Booth. Joined the SA & volunteered for service in Paris where they got a quite hostile reception. Married Bramwell Booth (1856-1929), 12 Oct 1882, the son of it's founder. Her father initialy objected. Married Bramwell Booth at Congress Hall, 6,000 attended (the 1st SA marriage) news article.
- F E Soper with 5 of her 7 children in photo on right Wikipedia
- 'Young, delicate, refined; her remarkable powers of grasp & administration had not been developed. She was typical of the well-educated, rather shrinking & self-conscious girls of English professional classes'. Ran 'repentant Magdalens' rescue homes. Had 7 children. Died 10 June 1957 ; source & : mother Mary Soper [d.1885 below] Florence Eleanor Soper b.Bedwelty, Glos, Oct>Dec 1861 (a Mary died there 1885 age 56)]
- '71cen : Florence E Soper 9 with widowed grandmother Mary Leveck 64, her 2 unm schoolteacher dau's Mary Leveck 42 b.Staffs & Emily Leveck 24 b Aberystruth, Wales, 2 pupils, a cook & maid, at Broughlass? Villa, Lewisham, Kent [parents & siblings at Aberystruth] :
- Florence Eleanor Soper dau of Dr Soper of Blaina, Monmouthshire, m.William Bramwell Booth, eldest son of the 'General'. Marriage well attended notwithstanding 1 shilling for entrance; The Graphic Newspaper 21 Oct 1882
- Miss Soper. dau of Dr Soper of Monmouth. Her m.to Bramwell Booth celebrated at Congress Hall, H, Soon after 9am a continuous stream of Salvationists streamed up High St, Hackney towards the hall & by 11 the hall was crowded with upwards of 5,000 persons..... The bride, a young lady of decidedly prepossessing appearance wore a tight fitting silk dress & on her right brest wore the Salvation Army badge & a few wite flowers in her bosom, in 'Aberdeen Weekly Journal' 13 Oct 1882, from newspapers.bl.uk
- Florence Eleanor Soper. dau of Dr Soper of Blaina, Monmouthshire, m.William Bramwell Booth, eldest son of the 'General'. Marriage well attended notwithstanding 1 shilling for entrance, in 'The Graphic' (pub.Lon) 13 Oct 1882, from newspapers.bl.uk
- '91cen : Florence Eleanor Bramwell Booth 29 with husband William 35, at 55 West Crescent, Beech Hill Estate, Enfield : 4 children Catherine B, 7 : Mary B, 5 : Florence M B, 3 all b.Stamford Hill, London : Bernard B, 1 b.Enfield London : also brother in law Frederick R H Soper 22 an undergraduate at Merton College, Ox. b.Blaina, Monmouthshire [Frederick biog]
- '11cen W Bramwell Booth 55 staff Officer, Salvation Army at Homestead Hadley Crescent, Hadley Wood, Barnett b.Halifax, Yorks; Florence E Booth 49 {m.48y} Staff Officer, SA b.Bon Blaind; Bernard B 21unm litho graphic printer; Olive E 19; Dora B 17; W Wyeliffe 15 all students; b.Enfield, Lon; Evelyn M Soper 44unm salvation army officer b.Bon Blaind, Monmouthshire & cook Edith Ellen Butt 43 b.Maddington, Wilts; housemaid Sarah B Cullen 22 housemaid b.Liverpool, Lancs & dom maid Agnes N Speechley 17 b.Grantham, Lincs
Florence Eleanor Soper Booth, widow of Gen.Bramwell Booth, 2nd general of the Salvation Army, died today at her home in Finchampstead, Berks. 95 years old. 1957 NY Times article
Florence Eleanor Soper Booth (1861-1957) died 10 Jun, Finchampstead, Berks; Buried, Abney Park Cemetery, Stoke Newington, Lon; Widow of William Bramwell Booth helped Catherine 'Katy' Booth begin The Salvation Army in France & Switzerland. from Find A Grave, photo (from Paul Basso) above

Mr H Soper [helped presumably by an un-named wife?] had a daughter, 2 Sep 1861, Blaina, Monmouthshire : from The Times Sep 17 : 48/211p : [see above, assume Florence Eleanor Soper (1861-1957) b.12 Sep in Blaina, S.Wales to Dr Isabel Hawker Soper]

1861 census for Wales not available
2 Sopers born Wales but living in England
Catherine Soper b.Rochpeild, Wales 26 wife a guesthouse servant'? at 7 Brook St, Paddington, Msx. with husband Robert
John Soper b.Winterslow, Wales, Head 48 m, a waiter at Gigant St, Salisbury St Martin, Wilts

Soper & Wasley, ownership of Hafna Mine (Caernarvonshire), 1862 : Mining History Network

H Soper recorded rainfall at 1,100ft elevation at Tredegar (Blaina) Monmouthshire period c1863-65 From British Association for the Advancement of Science report 1865 source : [?assume Dr Isabel Hawker Soper]

Mr Soper of Blaenau mentioned in Welsh article; in 'Baner Ac Amserau Cymru' (pub.Denbigh, Wales), 7 Feb 1866, from news.bl.uk; scan : [Isabell Hawker Soper of Blaina m.1860, a doctor, see biog]

Charles Soper & Mary bapt children, Llanbeblig, Caernarvon : (igi)
- William Charles Soper 4 Sept 1867
- Frederick Henry Soper 2 Dec 1869
- George Alfred Soper 30 May 1872
- Albert Ernest Soper 24 May 1874
: '71cen; Charles 44 army pensioner, Mary 33 b.Bodmin, Cornwall; Mary Ann 7, b.Aldershot, Hants, Robert James 5, b.Shorncliffe, Camp, Kent; William Charles 3, b.Carnavon; Frederick Henry 12m, b.Carnavon, Caernarvonshire : [see military Sopers]

Mary Soper (c1812-1868) d.Apr>Jun 1868, age 56 Bedwellty, Monmouth (bmd) : [?not obvious from '61cen - perhaps connection (aunt?) to Dr Isabell (c1833-1907) who had 3 children Bedwellty 1861-8 (perhaps sick wife, she d.1870) - not his mother)]

Frederick Robert Hawkes Soper (1868-?) b.17 Nov 1868, Aberystwith, Monmouth : '(gen fil.) o.s. Isabell' : from Plymouth College to Merton College, Oxford : matric 22 Oct 1887 : 3 History 1891 : from 'Oxford Men' : ['71cen below age 2 with widowed father Isabell H 38]

Jonathan Soper m.Sarah Stokes Jul>Sep 1869, Cardiff : [b.Marytavy or Tavistock, Dev -1841-3 not vis bmd]
- Frank R b.c1866 Trowbridge/Ironbridge, Wilts : [not vis bmd - as pre m. perhaps Stokes?]
- ?(a Cornelius Alexander Soper b.cJan 1871 Whitchurch, Glam [b.Jan>Mar Cardiff bmd dist] & d.Jan>Mar 1873, age 0 Cardiff)
- Alfred William Soper b.Jan>Mar 1873, Whitchurch, Glam [Cardiff bmd dist] m.Lizie Howells Jan>Mar 1898 Pontypridd : Elizabeth d.Jan>Mar 1902 age 28; Alfred widow by '11cen
- Alice Sedonia Soper b.Jan>Mar 1875, Whitchurch [Cardiff bmd] ; (m.Charles Gainey or William Robert Thomas Oct>Dec 1897, Cardiff)
- Jonathan Soper b.Apr>Jun 1877, Whitchurch [Cardiff bmd] : Jonathan m.Elizabeth Ann Martin
1898 Cardiff
- Thomas Edward Soper b.Jan>Mar 1880, Whitchurch [Cardiff bmd] general labourer; ?m.Cassie Howells 1901, Pontypridd
: '61cen; William 80, ag lab b.Lew, Dev & Jonathan 18 copper miner b.Marytavy; at Lanehead, Marytavy, Dev, boarding in household of John Harris 37 copper miner b.Tavistock : wife Jane Harris 33 both b.Tavistock : son William Harris 8 b.Marytavy, 2 other household in property : [Jonathan not obvious '51cen] : [no Soper/Harris m.vis bmd]
: Presume in Trowbridge/Ironbridge, Wilts, his wife's home town, when 1st son b.1866
: '71cen; Jonothan 28 a coker in iron works at Whitchurch, Glam. b.Mary Tavy[?/Bovey]; Sarah 29; Frank R 5 both b.b.Trowbridge/Ironbridge, Wilts; Cornelius A 4m b.Whitchurch, Glam scan
: '81cen; Jonathan (c1841-?) 40 steel coker at Tongwynlais, Whitchurch, Glam; b.Tavistock, Dev, Sarah 40, Frank 15 both b.Trowbridge, Wilts, Alfred 8, Alias 6 both scholars, Jonathan 4 & Thomas 1 all b.Whitchurch : ['91cen not vis] :
: '01cen Jonathan (c1862-?) gen labr 39 [59?] at 17 Aulkor Terrace, Eglwysilan, Glam; b.Tavistock, Dev, Sarah monthly midwife 60 b.Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Thomas Soper general labourer 21 b.Tonywynlis, Glam; [dau-in-l] Catherine Soper 24 b.Merthyr Tysil, Glam & boarders Charles B Sparron 56 widower, surgeon (own acc), b.Werford, Ireland & Richard Trisidder 22unm gen lbr b.Coveracre, Cornwall scan : [surgeon not vis www why boarding with gen lbr?]
: Jonathan Soper (c1842-1910) d.Jan>Mar, Pontypridd, Glam, age 68
: '11cen Sarah, Mrs 70 widowed head, nurse / midwife, at 1 Anchor St, Taff's Well, Cardiff; [Pontypridd RD], Glam, b.Wales; Alfred 38 widower b.-; Alfred H 11 school b.-
: ??a Sarah C Soper (c1842-1915) d.Oct>Dec, Pontypridd, age 73

J H Soper yr Hwn sydd wedi bod yn byw yn y gymmydogaeth am lawer o flynyddoedd, ac yn cael ei barchu gan bawb : [www translation; "he drives This who is has been living crookedly the gymmydogaeth about much he years and having you go respect with bawb" (so now we know!)] : How about... He's been resident in the gymmydogaeth for many years & is respected by all? gymmydogaeth {not in www}; in 'Baner Ac Amserau Cymru (Denbigh, Wales)' 25 May 1870, from news.bl.uk; scan

Jane Eleanor Soper d.18 Jun 1870 at Maindee, nr.Newport, Mon age 38, wife of J Hawker Soper of Blaina, 'Morning Post' (pub.London) 20 Jun, from newspapers.bl.uk : [d.16 Jun in 'Bristol Mercury'] : [Isabell Hawker Soper m.Jane Eleanor Levick 1860, a doctor, see biog]

18 Sopers in 1871 census for Wales

Caroline Soper Rowlands (c1833-?) 38, b.Ashburton, Dev; at 204 High Street, Bangor : scan : [no Soper/Rowlands m. bmd]

Charles Soper (c1827-?) at Militia Barracks, Llanbeblig, Caernarvonshire, Wales Head, 44, a Chelsea out pensioner, Sergeant of Carnarvon R.R. Militia b.Leeds, Yorkshire; wife Mary Soper, 33 b.Bodmin, Cornwall : 5 children Mary Ann Soper c1864, 7 b.Aldershot Camp : Robert James Soper c1866, 5 b.Shorncliffe Camp, Kent : William Charles Soper c1868, 3 & Frederick Henry Soper 1870, 12m months both b.Caernarvon : [see 1867 above for family]

Isabell H Soper c1833, at The Terrance, Aberystruth, Monmouthshire, age 38 b.Bovey, widowed head, a surgeon : his unm sister Susan S Soper c1842, 29 both b.Plymouth, Dev : 3 children Lilian M Soper c1865, 6 b.Bovey, Dev : Evelyn M Soper c1867, 4 : Frederick R H Soper 2, b.1868 both b.Blaina, Monmouth, Wales, also unmarried aunt Elizabeth H Holmes 49 : cook, nurse & housemaid : scan : [son Frederick Robert Hawkes Soper b.1868 above, a rector biog] : [a doctor, see biog]

John Soper (c1819-?) a mariner 52, b.Boveys, Dev; at John Str, Penarth; Harriet Soper 52, b.Devonport : scan

Margaret Soper c1851 Servant 20 at Cadoxton Juxta Neath, Glamorgan; Glyn Neath, Glamorgan, Wales

at Penarth, Glamorgan
John Soper c1819 Head 52 & wife Harriet Soper 52 both b.Bovey, Dev : [
'81cen at Cardiff, Glam]

Jonothan Soper (c1843-?) 28 at Whitchurch, Glamorgan. b.Bovey, Dev, wife Sarah Soper 29 b.Trowbridge, Wilts & sons Frank R Soper 5 both b.Trowbridge, Wilts, Cornelius A Soper 1 b.Whitchurch, Wales, Glamorgan : [a Cornelius d.1873] : [Jonathan m.Sarah Stokes 1869, Cardiff]

3 born in Wales, but living outside the country
Florence E Soper 9, so b.1862c, b.Aberystruth, Monmouth, Daughter, at Lewisham, Lon [family at Aberystruth above]
& 2 Welsh wives of a Soper
Sarah Soper 52, b.1819c, b.'Exeter, Denbighshire, Wales', Head, at Camberwell St Giles, Lon, wife : ['01cen 77 with son? Henry]
Elizabeth Soper 29, b.Penynymyouth, Flintshire, Wales, Wife, at West Teignmouth, Dev


I Soper on committee of Blaina Highway Board, met at National Schoolroom considering the sanitary conditions at Aberystruth parish, resolved to contract a person to remove the nuisances; in 'Western Mail' 28 Sep 1871, from news.bl.uk; scan

Henry John Soper m.Mary Andrews Jul>Sep 1872 at Plymouth, Dev (Henry John b.Jul>Sep 1845, Plympton to Henry & Mary Ann Symonds or Mary Ann Lavers who m.1846 Stoke Damerel, Dev)
- Alice Soper b.Jul>Sep 1873, Plymouth, Dev; [a teacher 27unm '01cen]
: ['61cen ? a Henry 15 apprentice painter at Stoke Damerel, Dev; b.Underwood]
: ['71cen Henry 25 2nd class assistant of ?criese?, boarding at 16 King St, Plymouth scan 447]
: ['81cen Henry 35 clerk to inland collector, at 27 Ilbert St, Plymouth St Andrew; b,Plympton; Mary 31; Alice 7 both b.Plymouth]
: father Henry d.13 Oct 1888, of 1 George Place, Ridgeway, Plympton St Maurice, Dev; d.George Pl; will Exeter 24 Oct 1888 to Henry John of 15 Edwards Terrace, Exeter, Glam, inland revenue officer, Thomas engineer inspector, R.Navy of 15 Endwell Rd, Brockley, Kent; sons of executor's; estate £57; from Probate Calender, scan
: ['91cen Henry John 45 supervisor clerical of inland revenue at 15 Edward Terrace, (St John), Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales; Mary 41; Alice 17 scholar all b.Plymouth, Dev; scan]
: Henry John Soper (c1845-1900) d.Jul>Sep 1900, Cardiff, Glam, age 55
: ['01cen only Mary 61 [shoud be 51] & Alice 27 teacher, Glam]
: ['11cen Mary 61 boarding house keeper at 64 [Road/E], Cardiff; b.Dev; Alice 37 elementary school teacher; b.Dev]
: Mary Soper (c1850-1927) d.Oct>Dec 1927, Cardiff, Glam, age 77

Cornelius Alexander Soper d.1873 at Glamorganshire [b.1871 Cardiff to Jonathan & Sarah Stokes who m.1869], Elizabeth Soper d.1877, Harriet Soper d.1892, Henry John Soper d.1900 & Florence Selina Soper d.1916 : Burial index for Glamorganshire : from findmypast.com

Giles Elford Soper (1851-1939) b.Jul>Sep Basingstoke, Hants; railway worker: m.Martha Cole, at Merthyr Tydfil, Glam Oct>Dec 1879 [bmd] parents Giles Ching Soper m.Emma Elford 1850, Westminster see Hants
- 1. Giles William Soper (1881-1927) b.Mar>Apr 1881 Merthyr Tydfil, Glam; '' m.Charlotte 1901 : ['11cen a Mertha coal miner wife Charlotte & 2 sons] d.Jan>Mar Luton, age 45
- 2. Elford John Soper b.Oct>Dec 1884 Merthyr Tydfil, Glam; d.Jul>Sep 1885, Wincanton, S.set age 0: [?assume son b7y date & name]
- 3. Ellen Martha Soper (1887-1927) b.Apr>Jun Abbas & T Coombe, S.set [Wincanton bmd district]: m.George Videll Apr>Jun 1913 Burton, Derbysh : d.Jan, Luton
- 4. Herbert Charles Soper b.Jan>Mar 1889 Abbas & T Coombe : [a Herbert C Soper m.Theophila H Bird, Luton Jan>Mar 1925; Theophila had re.m.George Videl & d.1939 below; but a Herbert d.not vis]
- 5. John Richard Soper b.Jul>Sep 1891,Templecombe [Wincanton RD], S.set; numbertaker [railway]
- 6. Robert Cole Soper b.Oct>Dec 1893, Wincanton : m.Winifred H Catlin Jul>Sep 1918 : Sailed to US 1920 : [?assume son only via mother's maiden name]
: 7. Rosa Mary Soper b.Jul>Sep 1896 Templecombe [Wincanton RD] : [a Rosa M m.St John A C Bath, Luton Jul>Sep 1923]
: '71cen : Giles E Soper 19 smith, b.Basingstoke; at Church St, Basingstoke, St Michael; lodging with Harriet Whistler 51unm laundress b.Basingstoke & 3 other lodgers : scan
: '81cen : Giles Elford 30 at 13 Railway Terrace, Merthyr Tydfil Glamorgan, a railway number taker , b.Basingstoke, Hants : Martha 23 b.Maiden Wells, Pembroke : Giles Wm. 1m b.Merthyr, Glam also Agnes M E Cole 11 a scholar of Monkton, Pembroke
: '91cen : Giles Elford Soper 40 railway clerk at Main St, Abbas & Temple Combe, S.set; b.Basingstoke, Hants & Martha Soper 33 b.Monkton, Pembrokeshire, Wales, Giles W 10 b.Merthyr Tydfil, Glam, Ellen M 4 & Herbert C 2 both b.A & T C; scan
: Giles Elford Soper & Elizabeth Trim witnessed m.11 Feb 1892, Abbas & Temple Combe, S.set of William Belben 50 widower, labourer & Jane Hazzard 40 spinster both of Temple Combe (deceased fathers; George Belben a labourer & David Hazzard a butler)
: '01cen : Giles A 49 foreman no taker on railway at Rose Cottage, Abbas on Temple Combe, S.set, b.Basingstoke, Hants; Matilda 43 b.Pembrook; Ellen M 14; Herbert C 12; John Richard 9; Robert C 7; Rosa M 4 all b.Temple Combe, S.set with boarder William Goodison 43m, a no taker in railway cleaning house, b.Hatfield, Hants; scan
: '11cen : Giles Elford Soper (c1851-?) numbertaker [railway] at School Ln, Abbas & Templecombe, [Wincanton RD], S,set, 60 b.Basingstoke, Hants; Martha Soper 53 {m.31y} b.Maiden Wells, Pembrokeshire; John Richard 19 numbertaker [railway] & Rosa Mary 14 both b.Templecombe, S.set
: Giles W Soper (c1882-1927) age about 45 of Selbourne Rd, Luton & sister Mrs Ellen Martha Videll 39. Soper was ailing & visited his sister at Biscot Rd. Her husband returned to find them both with razer wounds, they died almost immediately: from Guardian Newspaper, 15 Jan 1927 : [Giles d.Jan>Mar 1927 Luton, age 45]
: Giles Elford Soper d.6 Nov 1939, of 111 Croft Rd, Swindon, Wilts; admin Winchester 19 Dev 1939 to Martha Soper, widow; estate £236 7s 6d; from Probate Calender, scan [Giles E (c1851-1939) d.Oct>Dec, Swindon, age 88]
: Giles (1851-1939) d.Swindon, Wilts age 88 : wife Martha Cole (1856-1958) b.23 Jun Pembrokeshire, Wales & d.age 101, Wincanton, S.set, bur Swindon, Wilts source : tree

Theophila Hope Soper or Vidal d.31 Oct 1939, of 10 Spenser Rd, Harpenter, Herts; probate Llandudno 27 Jan 1939 to George Vidal, felt worker, Harold Heward Cooke, solicitor; estate £155 0s 1d; from Probate Calender, scan [not vis bmd]


28 Sopers in 1881 census for Wales, 2 Caernarvonshire, 23 Glamorgan & 3 Monmouthshire

Edward Soper (c1831-?) 50 dock laborer at 21 Clubb Row, Newport, Monmouthshire, b.Exeter, Dev & wife Elizabeth Soper 46 b.Newport, Monmouth, also Edward's sister Louisea Chapman 28 b.Newport, servant '81cen : [not vis '61/'71cen] : [Edward m.Elizabeth Chapman 1857 Newport,]

Edward Soper (c1855-?) 26 house carpenter at 9 Maughan Terr, Penarth, Glam; Elizabeth Soper 25 both b.Guernsey, Edith Soper 5, Edward Soper 4 both scholars b.Canada & Ida Soper 2 b.Bristol, S.set '81cen : [see family biog Guernsey]

George Soper (c1860-?) unmarried, at 28 Buzzard St, Cardiff St, Glamorgan, age 21, b.Somerset. One of 3 lodgers with Thos.Hinton 62 a haulier, wife & 5 children

George Soper (c1872-?) age 9 at 22 Thomas St, Llanbeblig, Caernarvon & George Soper 7 in house of John Williams 45 a butcher, wife & 4 children & 2 soper children, all b.Caernarvon : presume brothers of Wm. Chas Soper 13 & Fredk Henry Soper 11 both b. Henwalia, Camarthen, Wales at "Royal Military Asylum" Kings Rd, Cheltenham Terrace, London with many boy students aged 10-14, many from abroad '81cen : ['71cen with parents, who died : see 1867]

Giles Elford Soper (c1851-?) age 30 a railway number taker, at 13 Railway Terrace, Merthyr Tydfil, Glam, wife Martha Soper 23 b.Maiden Wells, Pembroke & Giles William Soper 1m b.Merthyr, Glam, also Agnes M E Cole 11 a scholar of Monkton, Pembroke '81cen : [Giles Elford Soper m.Martha Cole, at Merthyr Tydfil, Glam 1879] < p>Henry Soper (c1843-?) age 38 at 7 Alexandra Place, Bedwellty, Monmouthshire an unmarried lodger, Bank Accountant, b.Woldd Torquay, Devon '81cen

Job Soper (c1861-?) 20unm brickmaker, boarding at Rose Cottage, Pencoed b.Dorset, lodging with John Hiscock 48, wife, 2 sons & cousins, (sons also brickmakers), all b.Wilts '81cen : [m.Ellen Smith Apr>Jun 1893 Bridgend] : [parents William Soper m.Hannah Samways 1849, Dorchester, Dorset]

John Soper (c1850-?) age 31 at 13 Railway Terrace, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, a railway plate layer, b.Rampisham, Dorset, wife Mary A Soper 22 b.Kidwelly, Caernarvon, brother William Soper 23 an unm haulier b.Rampisham, Dorset '81cen : [parents William m.Hannah Samways 1849, Dorchester, Dor]
: m. not vis bmd (unless?? the John m.Mary Ann Dennis Oct>Dec 1880 Okehampton, Dev)
- Herbert Soper b.c1882 Mountain Ash, Glam : [not vis '91cen, '01cen Herbert 19 colliery labourer]
- Martha Hannah Soper b.Jul>Sep 1887, Mountain Ash (Pontypridd bmd dist) ?a Martha m.James Price or William Prosser Jul>Sep 1903, Pontypridd
- Florence Mary Soper b.Jul>Sep 1891, Mountain Ash (Pontypridd dist) & m.Oct>Dec 1909, (to either Evan Price or Wilfred Edwin Stride) Pontypridd
- Lily Soper b.Oct>Dec 1892, Mountain Ash (Pontypridd dist) 'Lillie' &? m.Apr>Jun 1911 (to either Enoch R Howell or John Kingdom) Pontypridd
- William Soper b.Mountain Ash : '11cen 13 a miner?
- William Arthur Soper b.Jul>Sep 1897 or William James W Soper b.Oct>Dec 1897, both Pontypridd
: '91cen John 42 ostler (groom), in 4 rooms at 29 Phillip Street, (St Margarets), Llanwonno, Mountain Ash, Glamorgan, Wales; b.Rampisham; Mary 35 lodge? b.Hidivelly, Carmarthenshire; Martha 3 b.Mountain Ash, Glam; also lodging unm coal miners 17, 19 & 32 all from S.setscan : ['91cen Herbert 9 not vis]
: 1898 assume John described as 'coal merchant' when executor of brother William of 29 Phillip St, Mountain Ash, Glam; (d.Sophia Gdns, Cardiff; age 42)
: '01cen John coal hewer 51 at Llanwonno, Glam; b.Rampisham, Mary 45 b.Cardigan Kidwelly; Herbert 19 colliery labourer under ground, Martha 13; Florence 9; Lillie 8; William 3 all b.Mountain Ash, Glam : (other notes at birth of Herbert Parnell Soper b.1881 Somerset notes)
: ? a Mary Soper (c1858-1911) d.Jan>Mar 1911, Pontypridd, Glam, age 53
: '11cen John 61 widowed labourer at 29 Phillip St, Mountain Ash, [Pontypridd RD], Glam; b.Dorset; Lily 18unm; William 13 miner hewer; both b.Glam & boarders John Kingdom 24 miner hewer b.Glam & Jerome Halloran 22 below ground labourer b.Cork
: ?? a John Soper (c1850-1930) d.Jan>Mar 1930, Pontypridd, Glam, age 80
‘81cen; mentioned by researcher david'at'jones5512.freeserve.co.uk; rootsweb

John Soper (c1819-?) age 62 a store keeper at 32 Herbert St, Cardiff St Mary, Glamorgan, b.Plymouth, Dev at 32 Herbert St, Cardiff St Mary, Glamorgan, with wife Harriett Soper 64, b.Bovey Tracey, Devon, also Joseph Richards 65 a widowed civ.serv. B.Haverfordwest, Caenarvon 36 '81cen : ['71cen at Penarth, Glam]

Jonathan Soper (c1841-?) age 40 a steel coker at Tongwynlais, Whitchurch, Glam; b.Tavistock, Dev, Sarah Soper 40, Frank Soper 15 both b.Trowbridge, Wilts, Alfred Soper 8, Alias Soper 6 both scholars, Jonathan Soper 4 & Thomas Soper 1 all b.Whitchurch '81cen : ['91cen not visable, '01cen 60 a gen lab] : [Jonathan m.Sarah Stokes 1869, Cardiff]

William Soper (c1862-?) age 19unm railway telegraph clerk at 8 Richmond Ter, Llantwit Lower, Glam, b.Minchinhampton, Glos; one of 3 railwaymen boarders with Susan Wheatley 43, son Frederick John 13 messenger boy GWR & Emily Mary 16 b.Gloster city : [William m.Emily Mary 1887] '81cen : [William m.Emily Mary Wheatley 1887, Neath, Glam]

8 born in Wales, but living outside the country, 3 born as Sopers

William Charles Soper 13 & Frederick Henry Soper 11 both b. Henwalia, Camarthen, Wales at "Royal Military Asylum" Kings Rd, Cheltenham Terrace, London with many boy students aged 10-14, many from abroad. '81cen : [2 younger brothers at Camarthen : '71cen with parents, who died : see 1867]

William Soper 10 b.Pembroke, at 3 Sydney Villas Henslowe Rd, Camberwell, Surrey. Parents William V Soper 44 School Board Visiter & Chelsea Pensioner, b.Margate, Kent, & wife Mary 36 b.Ireland '81cen : [William Venner Soper d.Jan>Mar 1884 Lambeth age 48]


William Soper (1803-?) in 1881 Canadian Census. A gunsmith 78 of St Catherines, Lincoln, Ontario & b.Ontario, but claims his ethnic origin as Welsh (as does widow Margaret Stags 48 living with him - possibly his sister? who married an Irishman? - as her 2 sons (18 & 15) claim Irish ethnic origin). All 'Church of England'

Mary Soper died 11 Apr 1885, at The Terrace, Blaina, Monmouthshire, dearly beloved wife of Isabell Hawker Soper MRCS, Eng; daughter of the late Frederick Levick JP : from The Times 15 Apr & 'Morning Post' 16 Apr [see 1865 Devon] : [husband's biog]

William Soper m.Emily Mary Wheatley Jul>Sep 1887, Neath, Glam (bmd) : William b.21 Mar 1863 Minchinhampton Glos; [b.Apr>Jun Stroud] to Richard m.Elizabeth Butler 1862, Huntingdon, Hunts
- Jessie Lilian Soper b.Jul>Sep 1888, Neath, Glam
- Frank Douglas Soper b.Jan>Mar 1891, Neath' railway clerk 1905
William joined Great Western Railway 27 Jan 1877; clerk telegraph dept, age 13; b.21 Mar 1863; wage 13s 6d pw from telegraph dept; Neath '81; inc 2s pa to 24s 6d '82; clerk; wage £60pa; at Newth [Neath?], passed senior examination, clerks appointments; record; Permanantly appointed Oct'83 salary £60pa '83, £70 '85 duties satisfactory; £80 '88; £90 '90; duties performed in a painstaking & intelligent manner '95; £100 '96; at Neath [S.Wales]; to Newport [Gwent] Jan'00; £110 May'02; £120 Dec'11 employed in DSO in charge of section dealing with carriage dept, 8 Bells Stores; £130 4 Dec '13; £140 '15; £150 '17; chief clerk £160 Jan'18; £300 Aug'19 at Bath ass chief clerk Jan'18; retired 31 Mar 1926, (actually left 31 Dec 25) scan1; 2; 3; 4; 5; 6; 7 8; 9; 9b 10, 11, 12, 13, 14; 15; 16; 17; 18; 19; 20; 21; 22; 23; 24 & 25
: '81cen William 19unm railway telegraph clerk at 8 Richmond Ter, Llantwit Lower, Glam, b.Minchinhampton, Glos; one of 3 railwaymen boarders with Susan Wheatley 43 boarding house keeper, son Frederick John 13 messenger boy GWR & Emily Mary Wheatley 16 b.Gloster city : [William m.Emily 1887]
: '91cen William 25 railway clerk at 11 The Ropewalk, Neath, Wales, Glam; b.Minchinhampton, Glos; Emily Mary 26 b.Gloucester, Glos; Jessie Lilian 2; Frank Douglas 2m both b.Neath, Glam; also widowed mother-in-law Susan Wheatley 53 partly living on own means b.Swansea, Glam & bro-in-law Frederick William Wheatley 23unm railway clerk b.Carmarthen (none speak welsh) scan
: '01cen William railway clerk at 16 Cresent Rd, Newport (St Johns), Monmouth, 38 b.Minchinhampton Glos; Emily Mary 35 b.Gloucester, Glos; Jessie Ellen 12 b.Neath, Glamorgan; Frank Douglas 10 b.Neath, Glamorgan & m-in-l Susan Wheatley 63 widow b.Swansea, Glam (all speak Eng) ; scan
: Frank Douglas b.1891, lad clerk entered service 28 Nov 1905 Great Western Railway; passenger dept at Blaenavon Station Apr'06; wage £20 to £30 Nov'06, guarantee £100; Testimonial ref 12330; resigned 15 Dec 1907 at passenger Dept, Portskewett Station [Monmouthshire]; record scan
: Emily Mary Soper d.Oct>Dec 1909, Newport, Monmouth age 44
: '11cen William widower, 48 railway clerk at 20 Penllyn Ave, Newport b.Minchinhampton; dau Jessie Lilian Soper 22unm & son Frank Douglas 20unm grocer's ass both b.Neath, Glam & mother-in-law Susan Whratley 74 b.Swansea, Glam
: W Soper clerk 3rd class; at Newport [Gwent], Great Western Railway; retired 31 Dec 1925; record scan
: William retired as chief clerk, Newport, 31 Mar 1926

Robert Nicholas Soper m.Elfrida Parnell Jul>Sep 1889, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire (bmd) : Robert N b.Apr>Jun 1846, Totnes ['61/'71/'81cen not vis] : [?what connection 2nd Richard Soper/Parnell m. below (also fisheman)] [see seamen page]
: '91cen Robert Q Soper 25 fisherman (em'ee) at 6 Bay View Rd, Brixham; Elfrida 23

Richard Soper m.Elizabeth Parnell Oct>Dec 1890, Pembroke, Pembroke (bmd) [see seamen page]
- Samuel Richard Soper b.Oct>Dec 1891, Pembroke (b.Tenby) [then 8 kids Totnes, Dev 1893-1909]
: '81cen Richard 44 b.Stoke Gabril, fisherman; Mary 44; Mary J 20 gen serv; Nicholas G 19 fisherman; Richard 16 fisherman; Olive 11; Samuel 9; Ida 7; Sidney J 5 all scholars b.Brixham
: '91cen Elizabeth 20 fishermans wife (employer) at Seamens Room, Quay Hill, St Mary Tenby In Liberty, Tenby, (St Marys), Pembrokeshire, Wales; b.Ashburton, Dev with Elizabeth Parnell 53m house keeper b.Brixham, dev & son Samuel Parnell 10 scholar b.Tenbury, Pem (others on page fishermen) scan

William Henry Soper m.Mary bef.1890 : [? William b.Jul>Sep 1857, Beaminster (b.Rampisham) to William m.Hannah Samways 1849, Dorchester, Dor]
- Sarah Ann Soper b.Apr>Jun 1890, Cwmaman [Merthyr Tydfil reg dist], Glam
- Emma Eleanor Soper b.Oct>Dec 1891, Cwmaman [Merthyr Tydfil]
- Charles Soper b.Oct>Dec 1893, Cwmaman [Merthyr Tydfil]
- Ellen Soper b.Oct>Dec 1895, Cwmaman [Merthyr Tydfil]
- Mary Jane Soper b.Apr>Jun 1900, d.Jan>Mar 1903 age 2 both Merthyr Tydfil, Glam
: '81cen William 23unm haulier b.Rampisham with brother John 31 railway plate layer at 5 Cardiff Rd, Llanwonno, Glamorgan; b.Rampisham, Dor; wife Mary A 22 b.Kidwelly, Carmarthen, Wales & loder Thomas Jones 27unm labourer b.Glam
: '91cen William Henry 33 coal miner at 31 Fforchaman Rd, (St Margaret), Aberdare, Fforchaman, Glam, Wales; b.Maiden Newton, Dor; Mary 31 b.Burry Pow, Carmarthenshire; Sarah Anne 1 b.Cwmaman, Wales, Glam (sharing address with household of 6); scan
: '01cen William H 44 coal miner (hewer) at 29 Glanaman Road, Aberdan, Aberdare, Merthyr Tydfil, Glam, b.Sydling, Dor; Mary Soper 42 b.Llanelly, Glam; Sarah A 11; Emma 9; Charles 7; Ellen 5; Mary J 1 all b.Cwmaman, Glam father speaks eng, others eng.Welsh; (father speaks Eng, others Eng & Welsh) scan : [not vis '11cen]


1891 census for Wales, 18 Sopers; 2 Caernarvonshire, 11 Glamorgan & 5 Monmouthshire

Caroline Soper Rowland 58 widow, living on own means at Tanymaes, High Street, Bangor, Caernarvonshire, Wales, '91cen; b.Ashburton, Dev with niece Hannah Batten 37unm b.Lon; scan, nephew Richard John Batten 23unm medical student b.Carnarvon & gen servant Mary Parry 19 b.Llandegfan, Anglesey; scan : ['11cen connection? a Charles Rowland Percy Soper 3 son of Berkeley Watson Soper] : [no Soper Rowlands in bmd]
: ['91cen a Frederick Soper Rowland 21unm private soldier b.Wales]
: ['91cen a Elizabeth Soper Rowland 20 fisherman's wife (employer) at Seamens Room, Quay Hill, St Mary Tenby in Liberty, Tenby, (St Marys), Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales ; b.Ashburton, Dev with Elizabeth Parnell 53m house keeper b.Brixham, dev & son Samuel Parnell 10 scholar b.Tenbury, Pem (others on page fishermen) scan]

Edward Soper 60 general labourer at 4 Lower Cross Street, St Woollos, (St Pauls), Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales '91cen; b.St Siddless, Mon; Elizabeth Soper 55; Mary E Soper 8 both b.Newport, Mon (sharing address with household of 2) scan : [Edward m.Elizabeth Chapman 1857 Newport] : ['01cen none visable]

Elizabeth Soper 20 fishermans wife (employer) at Seamens Room, Quay Hill, St Mary Tenby In Liberty, Tenby, (St Marys), Tenby, Wales, Pembrokeshire '91cen; b.Ashburton, Dev with Elizabeth Parnell 53m house keeper b.Brixham, dev & son Samuel Parnell 10 scholar b.Tenbury, Pem (others on page fishermen) scan : [Richard m.Elizabeth Parnell 1890, Pembroke]

Fred Charles Soper (c1868-?) 23 coal miner, in 2 rooms at 22 Wengraig Road, (St Edward?), Ystradyfodwg, Home Penrhys, Pontypridd dist, Glamorgan, Wales '91cen; b.Bimenster, Dor; Mary Ann Soper 29 b.Saint Osytle, Essex; scan : ['01cen with 5 children] : [Fred Charles Soper m.Mary Ann Brett 1890 Tendring, Ex]

Harriett Soper 75 at Cardiff Union Workhouse, Cowbridge Road (St John), Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales '91cen; b.Devonport, Dev (673 paupers inmates & 20 staff); scan : [not obvious '51/'61cen]
: '71cen John 52 mariner at John St, Penarth, Glamorgan, b.Boveys, Dev; at John Street, Penarth & Harriet 52, b.Devonport, scan
: '81cen John 62 store keeper 32 Herbert St, Cardiff St Mary, Glamorgan; b.Plymouth, Dev; Harriett 64 b.Bovey Tracey, Dev & lodger Joseph Richards 65 widow civ ser mess b.Haverfordwest, Caernarvon
: John (c1817-1888) d.Jul>Sep 1888, Cardiff, Glam, age 71
: '91cen Harriett 75 at Cardiff Union Workhouse, Cowbridge Rd (St John), Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales; b.Devonport, Dev (673 paupers inmates & 20 staff); scan
: Harriet (c1818-1892) d.Oct>Dec 1892, Cardiff, Glam, age 74

Henry John Soper 45 supervisor clerical of inland revenue at 15 Edward Terrace, (St John), Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales '91cen; Mary Soper 41; Alice Soper 17 scholar all b.Plymouth, Dev; scan : [Henry m.Mary Andrews 1872]

Isabell Hawker Soper (c1833-?) 58 at Surgery Terrace, Surgery Rd, Aberystruth, Blaina, Monmouthshire '91cen, a surgeon MRCS [Member of the Royal College of Surgeons] b.Plymouth, with dau Lilian May Soper 26 b.Chertsey, Surrey; aunt Elizabeth H Homes 70unm, living on own means b.Stafford, Wolverhampton : 2 Irish boarders James J Bolger 29 & Paul Jennings 26 both MRCS; cook Mary Tilbury 28 b.Herefordshire; housemaid Elizabeth Jeffries 23 b.Mon scan : [Lilian was Evely M 6 in '71cen] - other children at Enfield in 1891, Fred 22 student living with sister Florence E Booth [see above] : ['01cen in Dev - a surgeon]

John Soper 42 ostler (groom), in 4 rooms at 29 Phillip Street, (St Margarets), Llanwonno, Mountain Ash, Glamorgan, Wales, '91cen; b.Rampisham, Dor; Mary Soper 35 lodge? b.Hidivelly, Carmarthenshire; Martha Soper 3 b.Mountain Ash, Glam; also lodging unm coal miners 17, 19 & 32 all from S.set scan : [biog '81cen above]

Sarah J Soper 66 widow living on own means at 98 Mostyn Street , Llandudno, Wales, Caernarvonshire '91cen; b.Exminster, Devon sister-in-law with Joseph Burton 55 chemist b.Radford, Notts, Eliria Burton 54 b.Exminster, dev, son Alfred H Burton 20unm chemist ass b.Llandudno & ass John Hodgson 25unm b.Torks; housemaid Gaynor Roberts 24unm; Gen dom Grace Roberts 22unm & dom waitress Mary E Roberts 17 both b.Conway; scan : [?'01cen 77 with son? Henry]

William Henry Soper 33 coal miner at 31 Fforchaman Road, (St Margaret), Aberdare, Fforchaman, Glamorgan, Wales '91cen; b.Maiden Newton, Dorset sharing address with household of 6; Mary Soper 31 b.Burry Pow, Carmarthenshire; Sarah Anne Soper 1 b.Cwmaman, Wales, Glamorgan; scan : [William Henry m.Mary bef 1890]

William Soper 25 railway clerk at 11 The Ropewalk, Neath, Wales, Glamorgan '91cen; b.Minchinhampton, Glos; Emily Mary Soper 26 b.Gloucester, Glos; Jessie Lilian Soper 2; Frank Douglas Soper 2m both b.Neath, Glamorgan; also widowed mother-in-law Susan Wheatley 53 partly living on own means b.Swansea, Glam & bro-in-law Frederick William Wheatley 23unm railway clerk b.Carmarthen (none speak welsh) scan : [William m.Emily Mary Wheatley 1887, Neath, Glam]

5 Sopers born Wales, but living outside, '91cen

Albert E Soper (c1875-?) age 16, b.Carnarvon, Wales, a private soldier in the East Kent Regiment at Cheriton, Folkstone : [father Charles, a soldier 1874]

George Soper (c1881-?) b.Cardiff, Glamorganshire 10, Emley Soper 8 & Man Soper 5 all at South Stoneham, Hants with parents Edward G Soper & Elizabeth, both b.Guernsey

Giles W Soper (c1881-?) b.Merthy Tydonl, Glamorganshire 10 : at Abbas Combe & Temple Combe, Somerset, with parents Giles Elford Soper 40 b.Basingstoke, Hants & Martha Soper b.Pembrokeshire; scan


Job Soper m.Ellen Smith 8 Apr 1893 Coychurch, Glam [m.Apr>Jun Bridgend RD] : Job Soaper b.Jul>Sep 1859, Beaminster (b.Rampisham nr.Maiden Newton) to William & Hannah Samways who m.1924, Bridgend]
?assume - Montague Idris C Soper b.Jul>Sep 1907, & d, Apr>Jun 1908 age 0 both Bridgend ['81cen bricklayer at Glam; '91cen not visable]
: Job (1860-?) Private nr.1072, 1st Batt, The Welsh Regiment 1885-1897; b.Rampisham, Glam; labourer, 24y 6m; 5ft 4¼in; weight 9st 9lbs; Chest 36"; good physical development; Enlisted at Cardiff; Dublin 1885; Egypt 1886; Sudan 1888; Jordan Medal & Clasp 1888; Malta 1889; Transfered sec.B, 1st Glam? Reg 1893; Discharged, time expired Cardiff 1997
: Job's medal for sale Egypt & Sudan 1882-89, undated reverse, 1 clasp, Gemaizah 1888 (1072 Pte. J. Soper, 1/Welch R.) some edge bruising, Auctioned 2013 estimate £180-220; source
: '01cen Job (c1860-?) colliery labourer 41, at Oakland Terrace, Pencoed, Glam; b.Rampisham, Dor; Ellen 42 b.Ireland; Dorothy 6, Charles 4 both b.Pencoed, Glam scan
: '11cen Job 51 labourer (colliery - crossed out) at 1 Oakland Terrace [5 rooms], Pencoed, nr Bridgend, Glam; b.Rampisham, Dor; Ellen 52 [m.17y 2children both alive] b.Nenagh, Ireland; Dorothy Elizabeth 15 & Charles 14 collier's boy both b.Pencoed, Glam; scan
: Job (1859-1920) d.Oct>Dec 1920 age 60, both Bridgend, Glam; ?an Ellen (c1859-1942) d.Jul>Sep, Bridgend age 83
: Sylvia Soper (1926-1996) artist b.29 Nov 1926 Pencoed, Glam, dau of Dorothy Elizabeth Soper d.9 Oct 1996; ; m.6 Apr 1948 , Pontypridd, Glam to Colin Busby Forward, sign maker b.4 Aug 1923 Woodfield, Mynyddislwyn, Monmouthshire, son of Octavius & Irene (Davies) source(Sylvia b.Jan>Mar 1927, Bridgend, Glam (mother nee Soper) m.Apr>Jun Pontypridd, Glam)

Edward Soper d.Jul>Sep 1893, age 53 Newport, Monmouthshire (bmd) : [?'91cen an Edward 58 at Monmouthshire (m.1857 above) - but age wrong]

Thomas Henry Soper b.Jan>Mar 1896 Newtown, Monmouth (bmd), mother ne Owen : [George Henry m.Elizabeth Owen at Farnham, Hants 1894] - family at Aldershot by 1898 & Lon by '01
: '01cen Elizabeth 30; Thomas 5 both b.Montyons, Wales at Camberwell, Lon (no George there)

William Soper d.5 Oct 1898, of 29 Phillip St, Mountain Ash, Glamorganshire; died Sophia Gardens, Cardiff; administration Lon 8 Nov 1898 to John Soper, coal merchant; estate £128; from Probate Calender, scan : [William (c1856-1898) d.Oct>Dec, Cardiff, Glam, age 42] : [brother John '81cen, Dorchester] : [William b.Jul>Sep 1857 Rampisham, Dor; William m.Hannah Samways 1849, Dorchester, Dor]

Alfred Soper m.Lizie Howells Jan>Mar 1898 Pontypridd, Glam; Alfred William Soper b.Jan>Mar 1873, Whitchurch, Glam to Jonathan m.Sarah Stokes 1869, Cardiff
- Sarah Ann Soper b.Oct>Dec 1898 Taffswell [b.Pontypridd reg dist], Glam
- Alfred Henry Soper b.Jan>Mar 1900 Taffswell [b.Pontypridd]
: '01cen Alfred W 28 disabled in accident, blind in 4 rooms at Cardiff Road, Eglwysilan, Glam, b.Tongwynlais, Glam; Elizabeth 28 b.Merthyr, Glam; Sarah Anie 2; Alfred Henry 1 both b.Taffswell, Glam (family did not speak Welsh) & lodgers Frederick Andrews 21unm railway lbr b.Wells, Eng, Alber Edward Loten 21unm coal miner b.Lon & Harry Touvil 30unm engine driver; scan
: Elizabeth Soper d.Jan>Mar 1902 age 28 Pontypridd, Glam
: '11cen Alfred 38 widower; Alfred H 11 school living with mother Mrs Sarah 70 widowed head, nurse / midwife, at 1 Anchor St, Taff's Well, Cardiff; [Pontypridd RD], Glam, b.Wales
: '11cen Sarah 12 school, at institution at [ Inn/Church/The], Pontypridd, Glam; b.unknown

Jonathan Soper m.Elizabeth Ann Martin Jul>Sep 1898, Cardiff, Glam : [Jonathon b.1877 to Jonathon & Sarah Stokes m.1869js both Cardiff]
- Catherine Frances Soper b.Oct>Dec 1899 'Frances' & a Catherine F Soper m.William Macfadden Apr>Jun 1923 both Cardiff, Glam (bmd)
- Charlotte Winifred Soper b.Jan>Mar 1902, Pontypridd, Glam; 'Winifred'; a Charlotte W m.Sidney Attwood Jul>Sep 1930 Cardiff
- Elizabeth Marian Soper b.Jan>Mar 1904, Pontypridd; 'Marian'; a Elizabeth M m.Alfred I Boyer Jan>Mar, Cardiff
- Jonathan Martin Soper b.Apr>Jun 1907, Cardiff; 'Martin'
- Charles Thomas Soper b.Apr>Jun 1909, Cardiff; d.Oct>Dec 1924, age 15 Cardiff
- Irene M Soper b.Jul>Sep 1912 (mother nee Martin) : m.William S Thomas Jan>Mar 1937 both Cardiff
- Florence S Soper b. & d.Jan>Mar 1916, age 0 Cardiff (mother nee Martin) [only Soper/Martin births listed]
: '81cen : Jonathan 4 with parents Jonathan 40 a coker steel at Tongwynlais, Whitchurch, Glam; b.Tavistock, Dev; Sarah 40; Frank 15 ironworker both b.Trowbridge, Wilts; Alfred 8; Alais (dau) 6 both scholars; Jonathan 4; Thomas 1 all b.Whitchurch, Glam
: '01cen Jonathan railway platelayer 24 in 4 rooms at 15 Garth Street, Eglwysilan, Glam; Elizabeth Ann dressmaker 23, Francess 1 all b.Cardiff, Glam ; scan
: '11cen Jonathan 34 at [68 Whitchurch/Hill/Rd/N] gen labr b.Glamorgan, Glam; Elizabeth Ann 33 b.… Town, Glam; Frances 11 b.?; Winifred 9; Marian 7; Martin 4 & Thomas 1 all b.Glam
: Elizabeth A d.Jul>Sep 1949 Cardiff, age 72
: Jonathan d.Jul>Sep 1963 Cardiff, age 86

Dr Frederick George Soper (1898-1980) educated St Asaph Grammar School, St Asaph, N.Wales : 1920 University of North Wales : 1920-36 pos.lectured there : m.Frances Mary Gwendolen Richardson, had a son & a daughter : by 1937 in New Zealand doing wool research : 1950 CBE : d.1980 Dunedin NZ : from Whos Who [b.Apr>Jun 1898 St Asaph, Derbyshire/Flint'sh] : [see 1919]

Parents of the 4 brothers below, Charles [a soldier see 1846] & Mary
Sergent R J Soper, South Wales Borderer, 1 of 243 men awarded long-service & Good-conduct medals : from Guardian Newspaper, 6 Jan 1898
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G Soper L/Corpl, Royal Highlanders. of Pool St, Caernarfon killed, 11 Dec 1899 at Magersiontein [link], 2 months into the Boar War : [see George Alfred 1867]. Brother also killed : Lance-Corporal Soper (Black Watch), wounded at Magersfontein, has died of his wounds. He was well known in Carnarvon, being an orphan reared up by John Williams, butcher, Pool Street. Soper's father at one time held a post in the barracks, at Carnarvon, where the deceased was born. 'Killed in the War' from Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: 22 Dec 1899 : carnarvontraders.com : [presume George, from '81cen], 2 months into the Boar War. Brother also killed
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A Soper Private 2323, 2nd Royal West Kent Reg, died of wounds at Harrismith, 29 Dec 1900: The Times, 2 Jan 1901, includes in list of 29 disease casualties. Boar War casualties from County of Caernarfon, listed on Twtil Bach Hill War Memorial : source [newspaper said East Kent Regiment] : [Albert Ernest see 1867] : 'Another War Victim' from the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: 4 Jan 1901. News has been received of the death in Harrismith, from enteric fever, of Private A Soper, who was brought up with Mr John Williams, butcher of Pool St. Some time back another brother, who was well-known in this town, was killed in South Africa : carnarvontraders.com : [newspaper said East Kent Regiment]
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Two more brothers, Sgt W Soper, Royal Highlanders [presume William George, from '81cen] & Sgt R Soper, DCM, South Wales Borderers, survived the war
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From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald : 31 Oct 1901 Canrnavon men who fought in the the late Transvaal War, 4 Sopers all of Pool Street (2 killed)
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George 9 & Albert 7 in '81cen : boarding with John Williams, a butcher, both b.Henwalia, Caernarvon : William Charles 13 & Frederick Henry 11, were 'scholars', both b.Caernarfon; with 209 boys in Royal Military Asylum, Kings Rd, Lon
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Carmarthen Men, who fought in the the late Transvaal War, 4 Sopers all of Pool Street. From the Carnarvon & Denbigh Herald: 31 Oct ???? :
A Soper, Private East Kent Regiment, (died, Harrismith, 29 Dec 1900) :
W Soper, Sergt, Royal Highlanders
G Soper, Lt. Corpl, Royal Highlanders (killed, Magersfontein, 11 Nov 1899) in paper 11 Dec
R Soper, Sergt, South Wales Borderers
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B J Soper Sergeant 2580 South Wales Borderers (London Gazette 10 Sep 1901) Men who distinguished themselves with special & meritorious service in South Africa : [v.long list] : [could this be R J Soper?]
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R J Soper. Sergeant, The South Wales Borderers to have the Distinguished Conduct Medal (London Gazette 27 Sep) : [1898] : [Robert James Sopermilitary record]


1901 census, Glamorganshire 44 names; Aberdare 2 names; Monmouthshire 7 names

Alfred W Soper 28 disabled in accident, blind in 4 rooms at Cardiff Road, Eglwysilan, Glam, '01cen, b.Tongwynlais, Glam; Elizabeth Soper 28 b.Merthyr, Glam; Sarah Anie Soper 2; Alfred Henry Soper 1 both b.Taffswell, Glam (family did not speak Welsh) & lodgers Frederick Andrews 21unm railway lbr b.Wells, Eng, Alber Edward Loten 21unm coal miner b.Lon & Harry Touvil 30unm engine driver; scan : [Alfred Soper m.Lizie Howells 1898 Pontypridd]

Fred Soper (c1868-?) a coal miner, below ground colliery sheavesman at Ystradyfodwg, Glam 33 b.Beamster, Dorset, Mary Soper 39 b.St Osyth, Essex, Ethel Soper 9, Charles Soper 8, Ernest Soper 5, William Soper 3, Edith Soper 1 all b.Ystradyfodwg, Glam : ['91cen Fred Charles & Mary Ann]

Frank Soper (c1877-?) a general labourer at Roath, Glam 24 b.'London, Dev', Walter Soper 9 b.Cardiff, Glam : ['11cen see '11cen below when m.]

George Soper (c1863-?) horse driver at Barry, Glam 38 b.Doddiscombsleigh, Dev, Diana Soper 37 b.Portskewett, Mon, Hilda Soper 13 b.Plymouth, Dev, George Soper 10 b.Bristol, Glos, Margaret Soper 9, Ernest Soper 7, Reginald Soper 5, Muriel Soper 4, Herbert Soper 4m all b.Barry, Glam : ['91cen George 28 at Glos but wife Jessie 27 & George 4m] : [George E M Soper 22 to NY 1912]

Hannah Soper (c1833-?) at Pontypridd, Glam, 68 b.Hatherley, Dev : ['91cen not visable]

Henry Soper (c1859-?) bank manager 42unm at Vaughan St, Llanelly Urban, Carmarthen; b.Torquay, Dev & servant Helen Thomas 52unm, domestic house keeper & Eliza Johns 21unm house maid both b.Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire scan : [Henry not vis '81 & '91]
: Henry Soper & David James Davies executors to Elizabeth Thomas, [Eliz Thomas housekeeper] late of Braeside, New Rd, Llanelly [Glam] (d.15 Oct 1905) Proven 5 Feb 1906. Claims on estate required by 22 Mar (London Gazette 13 Feb)
: Henry Soper, Carmarthenshire, Wales, shareholder of Great Western Railway 1906. Named in the 'Probate Book' (90% entrys involve a death, 5% marriage) : details for sale from findmypast.com :
: '11cen Henry Soper (c1859-?) head 52 bank managers clerk at [St Paul] Llanelly, Carmarthenshire b.Torquay, Dev
: Henry Soper d.6 May 1918, retired bank manager of 4 Goring Place, Llanelly, Carnarvonshire, Wales; probate Carnarvonshire 1 Jun 1918 to Alfred Mawddawy Jones, bank manager, David James Williams, surgeon; estate £4,568 1s 10d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Henry (c1859-1918) d.Apr>Jun, Carmarthen, age 59]

Jonathan Soper (c1862-?) (c1862-?) gen labr 39 [59?] at 17 Aulkor Terrace, Eglwysilan, Glam; b.Tavistock, Dev, Sarah monthly midwife 60 b.Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Thomas Soper general labourer 21 b.Tonywynlis, Glam; [dau-in-l] Catherine Soper 24 b.Merthyr Tysil, Glam & boarders Charles B Sparron 56 widower, surgeon (own acc), b.Werford, Ireland & Richard Trisidder 22unm gen lbr b.Coveracre, Cornwall scan : [Jonathan m.Sarah Stokes 1869, Cardiff] Jonathan Soper railway platelayer 24 in 4 rooms at 15 Garth Street, Eglwysilan, Glam; b.Cardiff, Glam; Elizabeth Ann Soper dressmaker 23 b.Cardiff, Glam, Francess Soper 1 b.Cardiff, Glam ; scan : [Jonathan m.Elizabeth Ann Martin 1898 Cardiff]

Job Soper (c1860-?) colliery labourer 41, at Oakland Terrace, Pencoed, Glam; b.Rampisham, Dor; Ellen Soper 42 b.Ireland; Dorothy Soper 6, Charles Soper 4 both b.Pencoed, Glam scan: [m.Ellen Smith Apr>Jun 1893 Bridgend]

John Soper (c1850-?) a coal hewer at Llanwonno, Glam 51 b.Rampisham, Dorset, Mary Soper 45 b.Cardigan Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire / Dyfed, Herbert Soper 19a colliery labourer under ground, Martha Soper 13, Florence Soper 9, Lillie Soper 8, William Soper 3 all b.Mountain Ash, Glam : [biog at '81cen John 31 railway plate layer at Lanwonno, Glam wife Mary A 22] : (other notes at birth of Herbert Parnell Soper b.1881 Somerset notes)

Mary Soper (c1840-?) a boarding house keeper at St John Bapt, Glam 61, Alice Soper a school board teacher 27 all b.Plymouth, Dev : ['91cen with wife Mary]

William Soper (c1857-?) a coal miner at Aberdare, Wales 44 b.Sydney, Dorset, Mary Soper (c1859-?) 42 b.Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Sarah Soper 11, Emma Soper 9, Charles Soper 7, Ellen Soper 5, Mary Soper 1 all b.Glam : ['91cen with William Henry 33 Mary 31& Sarah Anne 1]

William Soper (c1862-?) railway clerk at 16 Cresent Rd, Newport (St Johns), Monmouth, 38 b.Minchinhampton Glos?; Emily Mary Soper 35 b.Glos; Jessie Ellen Soper 12 b.Neath, Glamorgan; Frank Douglas Soper 10 b.Neath, Glamorgan & m-in-l Susan Wheatley 63 widow b.Swansea, Glam (all speak Eng) ; scan : [William m.Emily Mary Wheatley 1887, Neath, Glam]

3 others in Monmouth '01cen
: George Soper 27 b.Exeter, Dev
: William Soper 25 b.Exeter
: William Soper 3 b.Mountain Ash, Glamorgan


Thomas Soper m.Cassie Howells [Catherine] Jan>Mar 1901, Pontypridd, Glam (bmd) : [assume Thomas Edward Soper b.Jan>Mar 1880, Whitchurch [Cardiff bmd] to Jonathan & Sarah Stokes who m.1869, Cardiff] :
: (brother assume m.Alfred Soper m.Lizie Howells Jan>Mar 1898, Pontypridd, (?but Elizabeth d.1902 age 28))
- Thomas Wyndham Soper b.Jul>Sep 1901, Pontypridd [?m.1921Bridgend, Glam]
- Sidney Garnet Soper b.Jan>Mar 1903; m.Catharine Lloyd 1927, both Pontypridd
- Irene Beatrice Soper b.Jul>Sep 1905, Pontypridd : [??2 Irene B's m.1931 Bethnal Green & 1938 Bournemouth]
- Noel Percival Soper b.Jan>Mar 1907, Pontypridd: m.Marjorie D Allen Jul>Sep 1932 Bridgend, Glam [no Soper/Allen b.vis bmd]
speculate - Archie Oswald Soper b.Jul>Sep 1908 & d.Apr>Jun 1910, Pontypridd age 1
- Roland Soper b.Jul>Sep 1912, Pontypridd, Glam (mother nee Howells)
- Alice D Soper b.Jan>Mar 1915, Pontypridd, Glam (mother nee Howell)
: '81cen; Jonathan (c1841-?) 40 steel coker at Tongwynlais, Whitchurch, Glam; b.Tavistock, Dev, Sarah 40, Frank 15 both b.Trowbridge, Wilts, Alfred 8, Alias 6 both scholars, Jonathan 4 & Thomas 1 all b.Whitchurch
: '01cen; Jonathan gen lab at Eglwysilan, Glam 39 [59?] b.Tavistock; Sarah monthly midwife 60 b.Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Jonathan railway platelayer 24 b.Cardiff, Glam; [wife?] Catherine 24 b.Merthyn Tysil, Glam, [wife?] Elizabeth a dressmaker 23 b.Cardiff, Glam, Thomas gen lab 21 b.Tonywynlis, Glam, Francess 1 b.Cardiff, Glam
: '11cen; Thomas E 31 plate layer at 3 Forest Row, Taffs Well, [Pontypridd RD]. Glam; Catherine 33 {m.10y} b.Merthr Tydvil, Glam; Thomas W 10; Sydney 8; Irene 5; Noel 4; all but Cath b.Eglwysilan Glam

Charlotte Winifred Soper b.15 Jan 1902 Pontypridd m.Sidney Attwood Jul>Sep 1930 Cardiff (b.16 Sep 1903 Myton, Hull, Yorks) : d.bef 16 Aug 1990 Cardiff, Glam : source : ['11 cen not vis]

Sarah Jane Soper d.Apr>Jun 1904, age 79, Conway, Carmarthenshire [bmd] : ['01cen 77 with son? Henry]

Giles William Soper & Donald Giles E Soper on Glamorgan Schools Admission Registers 1905 : from findmypast scan available : [sons of Giles William & Charlotte who m. 1901]

Henry Soper & David James Davies executors to Elizabeth Thomas, late of Braeside, New Rd, Llanelly [Glam] (d.15 Oct 1905) Proven 5 Feb 1906. Claims on estate required by 22 Mar (London Gazette 13 Feb) : [a bank manager 1901]

Henry Soper, Carmarthenshire, Wales a shareholder of the Great Western Railway, 1906. Named in the 'Probate Book' (90% entrys involve a death, 5% marriage) : details for sale from findmypast.com : [a bank manager 1901]


1911 census for Wales 66 Sopers see


Carmarthenshire : 1911 census 1 name

at Llanelly, Carmarthenshire
Henry Soper (c1859-?) head at [St Paul] age 52 bank managers clerk b.Torquay, Devon : [a bank manager 1901]


Ivy Winifred Soper b.Jul>Sep 1895, St Asaph, Denbighshire; Ivy Soper (c1895-1896) d.Jul>Sep 1896, St Asaph, Denbighshire, age 1 : [assume part of family below]

Frederick George Soper b.Apr>Jun 1898, St Asaph, Denbighshire
Frances Mary Soper b.Apr>Jun 1905; & d.Apr>Jun 1906, age 1, both at St Asaph, Denbighshire : [assume part of family below]
Geoffrey Frost Soper b.Oct>Dec 1908, St Asaph, Denbighshire : [see below] : [Albert George (c1865-1945) m.Frances Frost 1893 Norfolk]

Denbighshire : 1911 census 5 names

at St Asaph, Denbighshire
: Albert George Soper (c1866-?) head age 45 ; wife Frances Soper 39 b.?, Norfolk ; dau Florence Soper 17 b.?, London ; son Frederick G Soper 12 school b.St …, - ; son Geoffrey F Soper 2 b.St …, -; [Albert George m.Frances Frost 1893, Thetford, Norfolk; b.Winchester, Hants 1865 to George m.Emma Pace 1864]

Rita Soper m.William J Gould Oct>Dec 1949, St Asaph, Denbighshire (bmd)
: only Rita is Rita Minnie Soper b.Jan>Mar Dorchester, Dorset : (assume no connection? a Rita R Gould b.Oct>Dec 1914 mother ne Bartlett)

Raymond Soper m.Freda M Hughes Jan>Mar 1950, Aled, Denbighshire (bmd)



Glamorganshire : 1911 census 55 names

Job (c1860-?) 51 labourer (colliery - crossed out) at 1 Oakland Terrace [5 rooms], Pencoed, nr Bridgend, Glam; b.Rampisham, Dor; Ellen 52 [m.17y 2children both alive] b.Nenagh, Ireland; Dorothy Elizabeth 15 & Charles 14 collier's boy both b.Pencoed, Glam : scan

George W Soper (c1864-?) 47 [farm/carters] head at [47 East St / Hill], Cardiff, Glam; b.?; George E M Soper 20 van driver b.Bristol; Margaret Soper 18 b.?; Reginald E Soper 15; Muriel Soper 14; Herbert Soper 10 both at school; all b.Glamorgan, Glamorganshire

Frank Soper (c1877-?) step son at [4 East St] age 34 house painter b.?, : grand son Walter Soper 19 blacksmith's striker b.Clerkenwell, London

: '01cen Frank Soper 19 at Shropshire, b.Bolton, Lancs, a Private Depot Shropshire Light Infantry : [see '11cen below when m.]

Mary Soper (c1850-?) head at [64 Road / E] age 61 boarding house keeper b.?, Devon : dau Alice Soper 37 elementary school teacher b.?, Devon

Johnathan Soper (c1877-?) head at [68 Whitchurch / Hill / Rd / N] age 34 general labourer b.Glamorgan / parish, Glamorganshire : wife Elizabeth Ann Soper 33 b.… Town, Glamorganshire : dau Frances Soper 11 b.?, : dau Winifred Soper 9 b.?, Glamorganshire : dau Marian Soper 7 b.?, Glamorganshire : son Martin Soper 4 b.?, Glamorganshire : son Thomas Soper 1 b.?, Glamorganshire

at Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorganshire
Willliam Soper (c1880-?) lodger at [11 Thomas / Yard] age 31 marine engine driver / railway b.Victoria, Devon

Giles William Soper (c1881-?) head at [19 Thomas / Yard] age 30 coal hewer / miner b.Glamorgan, Glam; wife Charlotte 28 b.Yeovil, S.set; Dorald Giles Cliford Soper 6 b.?; Kenneth Herbert George Soper 1 b.?, [Giles William & Charlotte who m. 1901]

Mrs Soper (c1860-?) at [28 Aberdare / Road] age 51

at Neath, Glamorganshire
Eddwin Thomas Soper (c1894-?) son at [2 Thomas] age 17 general domestic servant / labourers b.Bath, Somersetshire
: dau Ethel Maud Soper 14 b.Bath, Somersetshire : son William Adophi Soper 12 b.Bath, Somersetshire : son Colense Frank Soper 11 b.Bath, Somersetshire

at Pontypridd, Glamorganshire
Sarah Mrs. Soper (c1841-?) head at [1 Eglwysilan / Nelson / Upper St] age 70 nurse / midwife b.?,
: son Alfred Soper 38 b.?, : Alfred H Soper 11 school b.?,

Thomas E Soper (c1880-?) head at [3 Eglwysilan / Nelson] age 31 plate layer b.Eglwysilan / Glamorgan, Glamorganshire : wife Catherine Soper 33 b.?, : son Thomas W Soper 10 b.Eglwysilan / Glamorgan, Glamorganshire : son Sydney Soper 8 b.Eglwysilan / Glamorgan, Glamorganshire : dau Irene Soper 5 b.Eglwysilan, : son Noel Soper 4 b.Eglwysilan / Glamorgan, Glamorganshire
: [a Sydney James Soper. E. Innis. Fus Local Reserve cadet to be temp 2nd Lts (att'd). 29 Aug 1917. (
London Gazette 25 Sep)]

Herbert Soper (c1882-?) boarder at [8 Victoria] age 29 labourer b.Rampisham, Dorset

Sarah Soper (c1899-?) inmate at [Inn / Church / The] age 12 school, at institution b.unknown, - John Soper (c1850-?) head at [29] age 61 general labourer b.?, Dorset : ? a John d.Jan>Mar 1918, age 68, Huddersfield, Yorks : dau Lily Soper 18 b.?, Glamorganshire : son William Soper 13 hewer / coal miner b.?, Glamorganshire : ['81cen John 31 railway plate layer at Lanwonno, Glam wife Mary A 22 & bro William 23unm haulier]

George Soper (c1874-?) boarder at [50 Old / Rd] age 37 labourer b.?, Devon

Fred Charles Soper (c1868-?) head at [79 Road] age 43 coal engine / miner b.?, Dorset : wife Mary Ann Soper 49 b.St Osyth, - : dau Ethel Soper 19 farm / dressmakers … b.?, : son Charles Fred Soper 18 laundry man / carters / van b.?, : son Ernest Soper 15 farm carman / carters / railway b.?, : son William Arthur Soper 13 carman / guards van boy b.Glamorgan, Glamorganshire : dau Edith Soper 11 school b.?, : son Alfred Soper 9 school b.?, : dau Gladys Maud Soper 4 school b.? : [Fred Charles Soper m.Mary Ann Brett 1890Tendring, Ex]


Monmouthshire : 5 names : 1911 census
at Bedwellty, Monmouthshire
John Soper (c1800 1911-?) lodger at [House / High St] age - general labourer / school, at institution b.?,

at Newport, Monmouthshire
Lizzie Soper (c1839-?) at [47 Newport / Canal / Hill] age 72 pensioner b.Newport

William Soper (c1863-?) head at [20 / 3 Newport / Hill / Ave] age 48 railway clerk b.Minchinhampton, Glos dau Jessie Lilian Soper 22 b.?, Glamorganshire; son Frank Douglas Soper 20 …assistant tea / coffee b.?, Glamorganshire : [?a William m.Emily Mary Wheatley (or Jane Thomas) 1887, Neath, Breconshire/Glam]


William Soper m.Amelia Cowdell Apr>Jun 1911, Merthyr Tydfil, Glam (bmd)
- Rachel M Soper b.Jan>Mar 1912, (mother nee Cowdell) m.Thomas G Evans Oct>Dec 1929, both Merthyr Tydfil
- Polly A Soper b.Apr>Jun 1914, Merthyr Tydfil, Glam (m ne Cowdell); m.Mr.? Pipe Oct>Dec 1935 Merthyr Tydfil
- Elsie M Soper b. & d.Jan>Mar 1919, age 0 both Merthyr Tydfil (m.ne Cowdell)
- William A Soper b.Apr>Jun 1921, Merthyr Tydfil (m.ne Cowdell); ??a William A m.Peggy E Goodchild/Langridge Apr>Jun 1950 Neath
??a William (c1879-1940) d.Jan>Mar, Merthyr Tydfil, age 61 : ??an Amelia (c1888-1965) d.Oct>Dec 1963 age 75 Bedwellty, Mon

Edwin Soper m.Edna Wilson Oct>Dec 1912, Neath, Glam (bmd)
- Elizabeth M Soper b.Jul>Sep 1913, Neath (mother nee Wilson) m.Reginald Griffiths Apr>Jun 1935 Neath
- Evelyn M Soper b.Jul>Sep 1914, Neath, (m.ne Wilson) m.Wilfred H Richards Oct>Dec 1939 Neath
- Muriel E Soper b.Jul>Sep 1918, Neath, (m.ne Wilson) m.Joseph Rees Oct>Dec 1937 Neath
- Joan D Soper b.Apr>Jun 1922, Neath, (m.ne Wilson) m.Leslie A Andrews Jan>Mar 1942 Neath
- Edna M Soper b.Apr>Jun 1924, Neath, (m.ne Wilson)
- Hayden A Soper b.Jan>Mar 1926, Neath, (m.ne Wilson)

William W Soper m.Catherine L Maher Apr>Jun 1912, Cardiff, Glam (bmd)
- Violet Soper b.Apr>Jun 1913, Cardiff (mother nee Maher)
- William H Soper b.Apr>Jun 1915, Cardiff (m.ne Maher)
- Walter J Soper b.Apr>Jun 1916, Cardiff (m.ne Maher)
- Ronald K Soper b.Apr>Jun 1920 (mother ne Maher) m.Barbara B Bailey Jan>Mar
1944 both Cardiff
- Bernard R Soper b.Oct>Dec 1926 (mother ne Maher) m.Freda J Hughes Oct>Dec 1945 both Cardiff
- Elsie E I Soper* b.Jan>Mar 1929, Cardiff (mother ne Maher) ?an Elsie E J Soper* m.Clifford A Williams Jan>Mar 1948 both Cardiff [*confirmed as typed bmd]
- Ivy C Soper b.Oct>Dec 1931 (m.ne Maher) m.EricStevens Oct>Dec 1950 both Cardiff
??a Catherine A Soper d.Jan>Mar 1932 age 49

Samuel K Soper 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; He m.Kingsbridge, Dev 1858]

George E M Soper (c1890-?) age 22 sailed from Liverpool, on The Caronia, arriving Ellis Island, NY. 9 Dec 1912, Residence, Barry, South Wales : [George Edward M Soper b.Oct>Dec 1890, Barton Regis, Glos (bmd)] : ['01cen George 10]

Thomas W Soper m.Martha Collier Apr>Jun 1913, Pontypool, Monmouth (bmd); Thomas William Soper b.Jul>Sep 1882, Auckland
- Ivy M Soper b.Apr>Jun 1915 Sedgefield, Durham : mother nee Collier
: [
'91cen Thomas William 8 stepson at The Village (St Michaels), Bishop Middleham, Durham '91cen; b.Coundon, Durham with Edward Davison 40 limestone, quarryman b.Mordon, wife Mary Jane 32 b.Aycliffe, Frances Rose 11 b.Bradbury & Frederick 3 & Gibson Davison 0 b.Frimdon? Col, all b,Durham] : [Thomas William b.Jul>Sep 1882, Auckland m.Martha Collier Apr>Jun 1913, Pontypool, Monmouth; scan & scan]
: ['01cen an ag lab 18 below]
: ['11cen Thomas William 28 limestone quarryman boarding at Hawthorne Terrace, Bishop Middleham, Durham; b.Auckland P, Dur; with Robert A Murray 27 limestone quarryman b.Durham Rose Emily Marray {m.2y} b.Durham dau Getrude Davison 8 & Fred Murray 2 both b.Bishop Middleham, Durham]
: [?a Thomas W 42 sailed to NZ, 1925 with Martha 34 & Ivy M 9]
: [T W Soper (c1885-?) 43 quarryman, M Soper 38 home duties & Miss I Soper 13 student, sailed 3rd class on "Ormonde" (Orient Line) from Sydney, Australia arriving Tilbury, London, Eng 26 Apr 1928; Last permanant address New Zealand; Planned future residence British Empire; address Bishop Middleham Ferry Hill, Durham; (ship from Brisbane, Australia), scan; UK Incoming Register]
: Thomas W Soper (c1882-1950) d.Jul>Sep 1950, Durham SE, Durham, age 68

Wales units in WW1 : Service Medals (issued to all servicemen) 1914-1920 : from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Edwin Soper, Private..., South Wales Borderers, nr15838
Ernest Soper, Private, Welsh Guards, nr178 : ['01cen an Ernest 7 & Ernest 5 in glam]
Henry Soper, Private..., Welsh Guards, nr927
Percy Soper, Private, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, nr69546
Thomas E Soper, Private, Welsh Regiment, nr51019
William Soper, Private..., Welsh Regiment, nr3209

Charles G Soper m.Annie Jones Jul>Sep 1916, Neath, Glam (bmd)
- Charles G Soper b.Oct>Dec 1918, Neath (mother nee Jones)
- Mair E Soper b.Jan>Mar 1920, Neath (m.ne Jones)
- David A Soper b.Jan>Mar 1922, Neath (m.ne Jones)
- William H Soper b.Apr>Jun 1924, Neath (m.ne Jones)
- John O Soper b.Oct>Dec 1927, Neath (m.ne Jones)

R G Soaper on a panel at Barry Memorial Hall, Glamorgan [presume the Reginald 'Soper' below]
Reginald Soper (c1895-1916) of 13th Hussars, father G W Soper, address 47 Merthyr St, Barry Dock, Glam. Died Basra, Iraq : 27 Jul 1916, age 21, buried/monument Basra War Cemetery, panel Vi. G. 11 : from, Soper war deaths
Reginald Soper : Private nr18825 : from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk : ref WO 372/18 : Recorded as 'Died of Wounds' on 13th Hussar's Memorial, All Saints Royal Garrison Church, Farnborough Rd, Aldershot
[Assumed family, 1901 Barry, Glam census : George (38) b. Doddiscombsleigh : Diana (37) : Reginald (5) b.Barry - 7 children (13-1)]
a Soper Hussar [presumably Reginald] assisted Lance-Corporal Fred Aspinall, in a rearguard action aginst a large body of German infantry on 27 Aug 1914, during the British Expeditionary Force's retreat from Mons. The two hussars mounted & zig-zaged away down the a road, under fire. Aspinal got shot, became a prisoner & Won a DCM medal. source. Presumably Soper escaped

PC Soper was made the target for a volley of revolver shots from coloured men, one discharged 3 shots at his face, a miricle he was not hit. A house where black men resided at Homfray Street was burnt & a racial riot left 3 white men killed. : from Guardian paper, 13 Jun 1919 [Re-mobed, returning Cardiff dockers attacking black workers' boarding houses, wanting their jobs back. Crowd of 2.000]

Ernest F Soper m.Lydia H Smith Oct>Dec 1919, Cardiff, Glam (bmd)
- Lydia Soper b.Jul>Sep 1921 & d.Oct>Dec age 0 both Cardiff (mother nee Smith) [triplets?]
- Constance Soper b.Oct>Dec 1922, Cardiff (m.ne Smith)
- Dorothy Soper b.Oct>Dec 1922, Cardiff (m.ne Smith)
- Lilian Soper b.Oct>Dec 1922, Cardiff (m.ne Smith)
- Ernest A Soper b.Jan>Mar 1925, Cardiff (m.ne Smith)
: Ernest F Soper (c1877-1949) d.Jul>Sep, Cardiff age 72

Frederick G Soper Special Award, Applied Mathematics, University of Wales, Bangor. Degree Examination List : from Guardian paper, 8 July 1919 : [a Frederick G Soper Birth 1899 BDF : Marriage 1927 BDF : Death 1982 BDF www.berksfhs.org.uk]
Dr Frederick George Soper (1898-1980) educated St Asaph Grammar School, St Asaph, N.Wales : 1920 University of North Wales : 1920-36 pos.lectured there : married Frances Mary Gwendolen Richardson, had a son & dau : by 1937 in New Zealand doing wool research : 1950 CBE : 1980 died, Dunedin NZ : from Whos Who
F G Soper Lt. (late RGA, SR), [Royal Garrison Artillery] to be Lt. with precedence from 10 Aug 1922, for service with Bangor University College Contingent., Sen. Div, OTC 3 Jun 1924 (
London Gazette 2 Sep)
F G Soper Lt. to be Capt. 20 Jul 1927. Officers Training Corps, Bangor University College Contgt., Sen. Div (hLondon Gazette 21 Feb 1928)
F G Soper Lt. (late RGA, SR), to be Lt. with precedence from 10 Aug 1922, for service with Bangor University College Contgt., Sen. Div., OTC 3 Jun 1924 (London Gazette 2 Sep)
Fredk G Soper (c1898-?) age 48, & Eileen C Soper 45 sailed from London to Wellington, New Zealand, 1946 : more details from findmypast.com
: [b.Apr>Jun 1898 St Asaph, Derbyshire/Flint'sh] : [see biog]

Joseph Saper from Russia. Resident in Llanelly [Breconshire, Wales -W of Abergavenny]. Nationality & Naturalisation Certificate 6,023, issued 14 Apr 1920 : HO 144/1611/394229 : National Archives

Thomas W Soper m.Charlotte Aston Jul>Sep 1921, Bridgend, Glam (bmd)
: a Thomas Wyndham Soper b.Jul>Sep 1901, Pontypridd to Thomas & Cassie ne Howells who m.
1901
- Phyllis M Soper b.Jan>Mar 1923 (mother nee Aston) m.George Chamberlain Apr>Jun 1942 both Bridgend
- Rhona Soper b.Jul>Sep 1925 (m.ne Aston) m.William J V Ingram Jul>Sep 1943 both Bridgend
- Marjorie Soper b.Oct>Dec 1927, Bridgend (m.ne Aston) Marjorie D Soper m.Vivian Sage Apr>Jun 1948, both Bridgend
- Brian J Soper b.Jan>Mar 1934, d.Apr>Jun 1937 age 3 both Bridgend (m.ne Aston)
- Keith G Soper b.Jul>Sep 1938, Bridgend (m.ne Aston)
- Joan Soper b.Jan>Mar 1940, Bridgend (m.ne Aston)
- Thomas G Soper b.Jul>Sep 1941, Bridgend (m.ne Aston)
: Thomas W Soper (c1901-1947) d.Oct>Dec 1947, Bridgend age 46

Winifred M Soper m.Alfred Horsfield Oct>Dec 1921, Leeds, Yorks, W.Riding (bmd)
: on grave of Alfred Horsfield Holy Trinity Cemetery, Meanwood, Yorkshire, d.1926 age 45 [so b.c1881]; George Soper d,1931 age 75 [so b.c1856] : [assume '01cen George (1857-?) 44 at Alverstoke, Hants; with dau Winifred Maud Soper 3 (b.1898 Alverstoke); from www.gravestonephotos.com]

- Norah L Soper b.Jul>Sep 1921, Newport, Monmouth (mother nee Frise)
- Herbert R G Soper b.Apr>Jun 1926, Newport (m.ne Frise)
- Kenneth R Soper b.Jul>Sep 1928, Newport (m.ne Frise)
: [assume parents Herbert m.Louisa Celeste Frise 1905, Plymouth, Dev : & Edna V b.1911 St Columb, Con & 5 other children b.Liskeard, Cornwall 1913-20] : [Kenneth's grandaughter researching below]

William A Soper m.Phyllis Watkins Oct>Dec 1921, Cardiff, Glam (bmd)
- William T Soper b.Jan>Mar 1923, Neath, Glam (mother nee Watkins)
- Ernest A Soper b.Oct>Dec 1924 d.Jan>Mar 1927, Neath (m.ne Watkins)
- Clenso F Soper b.Jul>Sep 1929, Neath (m.ne Watkins)
- Cleevland G Soper b.Jul>Sep 1935, Neath (m.ne Watkins)
: Phyllis L Soper d.Jan>Mar 1936, Neath, age 32

Alfred H Soper m.Doris M Edney Jan>Mar 1922, Cardiff, Glam (bmd)
- Dorothy A Soper b.Jan>Mar 1923 (mother nee Edney) m.Jan>Mar 1943 Albert G Tucker all Cardiff
- Marjorie D Soper b.Jul>Sep 1924 (mother.ne Edney) m.Apr>Jun 1946 Edward H Thomas both Cardiff
- Ronald A J Soper b.Oct>Dec 1928, Cardiff (m.ne Edney)
- Hayden Soper b.Oct>Dec 1937, (m.ne Edney) & d.Jul>Sep 1938 age 0, both Cardiff
- Malcombe H Soper b.Oct>Dec 1941, Cardiff (m.ne Edney)

F G Soper Lt. (late RGA, SR), [Royal Garrison Artillery] to be Lt. with precedence from 10 Aug 1922, for service with Bangor University College Contingent., Sen. Div, OTC 3 Jun 1924 (London Gazette 2 Sep) : a Major at Bangor University 1935

Samuel Knapman Soper d.18 Dec 1923, of 21 Gelligaer St, Cathays, Cardiff, Wales; probate Llandaff 14 Jan 1923 to Sarah Soper, widow; estate £355 5s 2d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Samuel K (c1838-1923) d.Oct>Dec, Cardiff, Glam, age 85. He m.1912]

Colenso F Soper m.Margaretta Williams Apr>Jun 1923, Neath, Glam (bmd) : Colenso Frank Soper b.Jul>Sep 1900, Bath to William & Alice ('11cen 11 at Bath) [age 82, Neath electorial roll 2002]
- Caroline M Soper b.Jan>Mar 1924, d.Apr>Jun 1924, Neath (mother nee Williams)
- Leonard E Soper b.Apr>Jun 1925, Neath (m.ne Williams)
- George G Soper b.Jul>Sep 1929, Neath (m.ne Williams)

William A Soper m.Catherine A Humphrey Jan>Mar 1924, Cardiff, Glam (bmd)
: Catherine Agnes Soper d.12 Feb 1932, of 11 Inverness Place, Roath Pk, Cardiff, Wales; admin Llandaff 11 Apr 1932 to William Arthur Soper, police constable; estate £482 3s 4d; from Probate Calender,
scan [Catherine A (c1883-1932) d.Jan>Mar, Cardiff, Glam, age 49]

Charles Soper m.Gertrude M Hunt Jul>Sep 1924, Bridgend, Glam (bmd) [a Charles b.Jan>Mar 1897, Bridgend to Job & Ellen ne Smith 1893]
- Peggy D Soper b.Jul>Sep 1925, Bridgend (mother nee Hunt)
- Roy Soper b.Jul>Sep 1926, Bridgend (m.ne Hunt)

Ernest W Soper m.? Atkinson Jul>Sep 1925, Cardiff, Glam (bmd) [??an Ernest Wilmot Soper b.Oct>Dec 1893 Cardiff]
- Valerie O Soper b.Oct>Dec 1926, Cardiff, Glam (mother nee Atkinson) m.Charles W Styles Jan>Mar 1947, E.Glam
- Sonia I Soper b.Jul>Sep 1929, Cardiff, Glam (mother nee Atkinson)

Sylvia Soper (1926-1996) artist b.29 Nov 1926 Pencoed, Glam, dau of Dorothy Elizabeth Soper d.9 Oct 1996; m.6 Apr 1948 , Pontypridd, Glam to Colin Busby Forward, sign maker b.4 Aug 1923 Woodfield, Mynyddislwyn, Mon, son of Octavius & Irene (Davies) source(Sylvia b.Jan>Mar 1927, Bridgend, Glam (mother nee Soper) m.Apr>Jun Pontypridd, Glam) : [Dorothy E b.1895, to Job & Ellen Smith who m.]

Mary Soper d.6 Dec 1927, widow [of whom] of 64 Richmond Rd, Cardiff, Wales; probate Lon 6 Dec 1928 to Arthur Joseph Soper, civil servant; estate £1,493 4s 11d ; from Probate Calender, scan [Mary (c1850-1927) d.Oct>Dec, Cardiff, Glam, age 77] : [Arthur Joseph Soper also executor of Joseph Edwin Soper who m.Bessie Hallett, Wandsworth Jul>Sep 1890 b.1866 & b.1928]

Alfred Soper m.Gwladys M Thomas Jan>Mar 1927, Pontardawe, Brecknockshire (bmd); Alfred b.Jul>Sep 1901, Pontypridd to Fred Charles & Mary Ann Brett 1890, Tendring, Ex
: Alfred Soper d.6 Jan 1937 of 7 Greenfield Terrace, Cwmbach, Aberdare, Glamorgan, Wales; died Aberdare District General Hospital, Aberdare; admin Lon 23 Feb 1937 to Gwladys May Soper, widow; estate £396 13s 3d; from Probate Calender, scan [Alfred Soper (c1902-1937) d.Jan>Mar, Pontypridd, Glam, age 35]

Sidney G Soper m.Catharine Lloyd Jul>Sep 1927, Pontypridd, Glam (bmd)
assume Sidney Garnet Soper b.Jan>Mar 1903 to Thomas & Cassie Howells who m.
1901, Pontypridd,
- John G Soper b.Jan>Mar 1937, Pontypridd (mother nee Lloyd) [only Soper/Lloyd b listed]

William H Soper (c1905-?), aged 23, arrived Quebec, 19 Aug 1928 on The Aurania. Born England. Immigration 1929-35
: William Soper (c1905-?) 23 engine driver; english citizen, Last permanant address England; address 2 Hillside, Risca?, Mon; sailed 3rd class on "Aurania" (Cunard Line) from Montréal, Québec, Canada arriving London, Eng 1 Nov 1928; scan; UK Incoming Register

C F Soper 15 June 1929, Neath, Glamorgan : Register of Seamen, Discharge Papers R525363, National Archives ref BT 372/1293/40

Joseph Soper, Higher School Cert, Colwyn Bay Rydal School : from Guardian paper, 17 Aug 1929
Richard J Soper, Colwyn Bay Rydal School, Summer School Certificate : from Guardian paper, 17 Aug 1930

- Bernard Soper b.Oct>Dec 1932, Chepstow, Monmouth; mother both Bridge & Soper : [assume family below?]
- Walter J Soper b.Jul>Sep 1935, Chepstow; mother Soper
? : Violet Soper m.Albert J Bridge Apr>Jun 1940, Chepstow

Cyril E Soper m.Minnie B Bond Jul>Sep 1932, Newport, Monmouth (bmd)
- Ruth E Soper b.Apr>Jun 1934, Newport

Alan K Soper m.Anne C Morris Jul>Sep 1936, Cardiff, Glam (bmd) : [no Alan b.vis; no Soper/Morris births listed bmd]
: ?? an Alan Soper (1913-?) chemist 34 sailed 1st class on "Cavina" (Cunard Line), from Liverpool to Montreal, Canada, departing 29 May 1947 address 29 Furham Field, Hatch End, M.sex; Last permanant residence Eng; scan; from findmypast
: ?? an Alan Soper (1913-?) chemist 46 (b.30 Jan 1913), Anne Soper 46 (b.18 Nov 1913), son Andrew Soper 16 (b.17 Sep 1943) sailed 1st class on "Parthia" (Cunard), from Liverpool to New York, USA, departing 1 Aug 1959 address 29 Furham Field, Hatch End [Lon]; Last permanant residence & intended future residence Eng; (another chemist on page; Frank Leal & wife both b.1908 >Cyprus) scan; from findmypast : [births not vis bmd]

William H Soper m.Lilian A Peterson Oct>Dec 1937, Cardiff, Glam (bmd)
- David R Soper b.Jan>Mar 1946, Chelsea, Lon (mother nee Peterson)
: William Henry Soper, Lilian Amelia Soper Soper, David Ronald Soper [Application by British migrants for assisted passage] 1955, Perth, Australia; source]

Robert E G Soper m.Johanna Morgan Jan>Mar 1941, Neath, Glam (bmd); b.30 May 1923 as Robert Edwin Glanville at Neath, (mother ne Warrian)
- Edwin C Soper b.Jul>Sep 1941, Neath, Glam (mother nee Morgan) (only Soper/Morgan b. in bmd)
: Robert Edwin Glanville Soper engine cleaner, Great Western Railway 30 Sep 1940; b.30 May 1923, wage 9s 6d Jul'41 to Bristol; 63s Jul'43; 66s Jul'45 to Neath [S.Wales], own request; 74s 6d Jul'45; 102s 6d Jul'46; 110s Jun'47; resigned Sep'47; at Neath [S.Wales]; birth certificate shows Robert Edwin Glanville wishes to be known as Robert Edwin Glanville Soper; Eyesight 6/6; passed medical Sep'40; failed Jun'41; passed Jul'41 (Rhonchi L,apex); record scan
: perhaps Soper/Glanville links? siblings?
- Robert G Soper b.Apr>Jun 1920, Totnes, Devon (mother nee Glanville)
- Petronal E Soper b.Oct>Dec 1923, Totnes (ne Glanvill)
- Ronald G Soper b.Apr>Jun 1931, Totnes (ne Glanville)
- Margaret L Soper b.Oct>Dec 1925, Totnes (ne Glanville)

Walter J Soper m.Eileen M Dickson Jan>Mar 1942, Cardiff, Glam (bmd)
- Patrick J Soper b.Jul>Sep 1947, Cardiff, Glam (mother nee Dickson)

Alfred Soper m.Sarah Meehan, Oct>Dec 1843, Coventry, W.wick (bmd) [not vis '51/'61cen]

Ronald K Soper m.Barbara B Bailey Jan>Mar 1944, Cardiff, Glam (bmd) : [b.Apr>Jun 1920 to William W & Catherine L ne Maher who m.1912]
- Reginald C Soper b.Jul>Sep 1947, Cardiff, Glam (mother nee Bailey)

Haydn Soper m.Maisie Owen Jan>Mar 1944, Neath, Glam (bmd)
- Haydon Soper b.Oct>Dec 1947, Neath (mother nee Owen)

Bernard R Soper m.Freda J Hughes Oct>Dec 1945, Cardiff, Glam (bmd) : [b.Oct>Dec 1926 to William W & Catherine L ne Maher who m.1912]
- Patricia M Soper b.Oct>Dec 1950, Cardiff, Glam (mother nee Hughes)

K Soper 21/Feb 1945, Carmarthen : Register of Seamen, Discharge Papers R766738, National Archives ref BT 372/2446/172

Trevor W Soper m.Eileen Rosser Apr>Jun 1948, Neath, Glam (bmd no Trevor births listed)

William A Soper m.Peggie E Goodchild/Langridge Apr>Jun 1950, Neath, Glam (bmd)
- Lynette F Soper b.Jan>Mar 1949, Neath (mother nee Goodchild)
- Angela P Soper b.Jan>Mar 1948, Neath (m.ne Goodchild)
- Cherie Soper b.Apr>Jun 1951, Neath (m.ne Langridge)

- Leonard E Soper b.Apr>Jun 1951, Neath, Glam (mother nee Davies)
- Lynnette J Soper b.Jan>Mar 1953, Neath, (m.ne Davies)

Michael Kenneth Soper (c1962-?) I'm searching for my father. My Mum & I tracked an address in Cwnmbran, then Ebbw Vale, but no luck. Possibly living in or near Tredegar. from Mrs G Hanbury (nee Soper), Newport, Jun'05 gemjar21[at]aol.com : source. My grandparents, Kenneth Soper & Beryl Bunce came from Pontypool & great aunts & uncles, Nora Soper & Silus Bunce Jan 06 : [assume Norah b.1921 & Kenneth b.1928 at Newport bmd dist to Herbert Soper & Louisa Celeste Frise who m.1905 Plymouth]



Researchers

Michael Kenneth Soper (c1929-?), Cwnmbran, then Ebbw Vale, but no luck. I've now heard he might be living in the Tredegar area source; dau Mrs G Hanbury looking for info

My maiden name is Soper & grandparents, Kenneth Soper & Beryl Bunce came from Pontypool & great aunts & uncles, Nora Soper & Silus Bunce also... from 'Gemjar21, an Ancestry.co.uk researcher 1/06

Jone Soper d.1546, ? Souper d.1627, Eliz Soper d.1726, Isabella Soper d.1771, Henry Lewis Soper d.1877, Charles Edward Souper d.1909, Jane Mary Soper d.1911, Sarah Soper d.1921, Anne Souper d.1930, Hilda Gwendoline A Soper d.1934, William Soper d.1938, Alfred Henry Soper d.1945, Cornelius Alexan Soper d.1873 [b.1871 Cardiff to Jonathan & Sarah Stokes who m.1869], Elizabeth Soper d.1877, Harriet Soper d.1892, Henry John Soper d.1900, Florence Selina Soper d.1916 [see '71cen], from Glamorganshire, National Burial Records

Michael Kenneth Soper (c1962-?) I've been searching for my father for some years. My Mum & I tracked an address in Cwnmbran, then Ebbw Vale, but no luck. Possibly living in or near Tredegar. from

Mrs G Hanbury, of Newport. Looking for father Michael Kenneth Soper (c1962-?) Cwnmbran, Ebbw Vale, or Tredegar area; see 1962



Warwickshire

Thomas de Grantham a soap-maker in Coventry discussed in a charter 1300. source

Robert Soper & Agnes Soper, Warwick : British Chancery Records 1515-1518 : Vol 5, Page 97, bundle 415 : from Ancestry.com

Robert Soper - Robert Porter alias Soper was a servant of Mr Darrell who had 292 sheep removed at Wanborough, by men, declaring themselves to be sheriff's officers as payment of a debt 11 Apr 1579? Soper had been threatened by the servants of the Earl of Hertford the previous 8 Feb. ref SP 46/44/fo 147 [a N.Wanborough in Hants]

Gilberto Sopier, bapt.14 Dec 1626, Ettington, Warwick, IGI
Jana Sopier, bapt.26 Nov 1631, & Rosa Sopier, bapt.10 Aug 1634 at Ettington : father, Gilberto Sopier : [a Jane m.16 Oct 1651 at Southam]

Rose Soper 19 May 1647, Elizabeth Soper 30 May 1648 both at Bishops Itchington, Jane Soper 2 Mar 1650, Mrgy Soper 28 Jan 1652, My Soper 1 Jul 1653 all at Southam [igi]

Alice? Sooper bpt.20 Jan 1657 at St Martin, Birmingham, father Anthony Sooper scan

Elizabeth Soper, bur.2 Dec 1733, parents Joseph & Mary at St Edburgha, Yardley, Birmingham scan
:
: Elizabeth Soper bur.6 Jun 1794 St Philip, Birmingham; wife pf Joseph scan

John Bishop Soper bpt.13 Nov 1792 to John & Catherine Charlotte Soper at St Philip, Birmingham scan

Mary Sopper m.Thos Garlington 3 Apr 1795 at St Mary, Handsworth, Birmingham scan

Sarah Soper m.Thomas Jones 20 Mar 1803 at St Peter, Harborne, Birmingham, both of this parish; banns 6 13 & 20 Mar scan

Thomas Soper, Richard Gower [named 1st] & John Beavis, of Birmingham, Warwicks, leather dressers & dealers & partners carrying on trade under the firm of Richard Gower & Co & they being declared bankrupts are required to surrender themselves to the Commissioners, 3 Aug 4pm & 4 Sept 11am at The Swan Inn & Hotel, High St, Birmingham to make full disclosure of their estate & effects 21 Jul 1804; The Times 25 Jul & London Gazette : meeting 10 Aug 1804 at The Swan (Gazette 4 Aug) : dividend meeting to be held 18 Jan (Gazette 18 Dec) : Meeting called for 18 Aug 1808 Shakespeare Tavern, New St, Birmingham (9 Aug)To attend meeting 19 Jan 1824 : (London Gazette 27 Dec 1823)
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T Soper, R Gower & J Beavis of Birmingham, Warwicks, bankrupt leather dressers under 'Richard Gower & Co'; Business auctioned at Swan Inn, 29 Aug; a well-built leasehold building, Bradford St, Birmingham erected to tan, dye & dress Morocco leather; copper furnaces, lime pits, tan tubs & vats; a constant steam on one boundry. Enexpired lease of 93y, grond tent of £3pa; in 'Morning Post' (pub.Lon) 27 Aug 1804, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

William Soper m.Elizabeth Powell both unm, otp, 14 Sep 1805 at St Martin, Birmingham, ages 24 & 20; witnesses Susanna Moore 'x' & Henry Moore (signed) by banns, William signed, Elizabeth 'x'; Witnesses Susanna 'x' & Henry Moore scan & scan

James Soper bachelor & m.Elizabeth Heywood widow (both otp) 24 Dec 1828 St Luke, Chelsea, London by banns; both signed; witnesses Mary Ann Watts & R Dowd?*
- William Henry Heywood b.5 Aug 1821 St Lukes Chelsea to Henry & Elizabeth Heywood, Cumberland St, harness maker (Elizabeth Hinks m.Henry Heywood 1 May 1820 Marylebone) (?a William Henry Heywood d.Mar>Jun 1848 Poplar, Lon)*
- James Soper b.25 Dec 1829* & bpt.20 Sep 1833 St.Luke, Chelsea (to James & Elizabeth shoemaker, South St {so a later address}) (from
igi)
- Henry Soper bpt.28 Jun 1832*. bur.11 Jul aged 12 days, both at St Luke (to James & Elizabeth shoemaker, Lower Symonds St)
- John Soper born c.Dec 1834; buried 19 Sep 1838, age 3y & 9m of Bordesley ; parents James & Elizabeth at St Martin, Birmingham scan
: ??a Soper occupied 31 St Georges Row, Chelsea, insured with Sun Fire Office. 24 July 1832 & 20 Feb 1833 : ref; MS 11936/538/1141967 www.a2a
: '41cen? Elizabeth 40-44 of independant means at Alcote St, Aston,[St not vis www] Birmingham, James 11, both born outside Warwickshire scan [if husband James, then not vis '41cen]
: '51cen Elizabeth 57 head, widowed shoe binder at St Martin, Birmingham, b.Willerby, Lei; James 21unm, shoe maker, b.Chelsea, Lon ancestry.com : [?an Eliz Hinks bpt.1793 Witherley, Lei*]
: '61cen? Elizabeth widow 66, shoe maker at Hse 2 [8 households there?] Ct 55, Cheapside, Birmingham, Warwick; b.Witherley, Lei; James 31unm, shoe maker, b.Chelsea, M.sx; source
: Elizabeth Soper (c1798-1868) d.Jul>Sep, Birmingham, age 70
: son James Soper (c1830-1870) d.Oct>Dec, Birmingham age 40
: son James Soper shoemaker, suicide in attic lodgings, 1 Court, 7 House, Moseley St, [Birmingham (next road cheapside)] 12:30am Tue, Shot in chest with pistol, groaned twice & expired. Inquest at 'Eagle & Ball'; He threatened suicide frequently, verdict; suicide in state of insanity; from 'Birmingham Post', 4 Nov 1870 1870; scan [newspaper link from Ancestry.com] : [a history of Birmingham mentions the leather trade in decline in 1880 from forign competition & some leather outwork 'amounted to sweating']
: ??might speculate Elizabeth possibly not a widow in '51cen (or at least not widowed twice), I can't see where this London born shoemaker, James Soper came from (& there are only 3 Sopers in Warwickshire), perhaps James followed her from London to her home town?
: '51cen James Soper (c1802-?) 49 married cordwainer [soft ltr shoe mkr] at 25 Hollowayhead, Birmingham, St Thomas, Warwicks, b.London a lodger with William Vernon 54 cordwainer, his wife Mary A 52; George 20 lithographer printer & Julia 10 scholar all b.Birmingham & lodger William Chance 23 cordwainer b.Worcester; scan & scan2
: '61cen James (c1803-?) 58unm cordwainer at 25 Hollowayhead, Birmingham, St Thomas, Warwicks; b.Lon; lodging in household of Edwin Hodren 27, bootmaker b.Coventry, Warwickshire, wife Ann 23 bootmaker binder b.Chastleton, Staffs & dau Emma Eliza 10m b.Birmingham, Warwicks; scan & scan2; [??wondered if Ann was nee Vernon (his previous landlord); m.not vis bmd, but Albert Edwin Hodren b.Jan>Mar 1858 & Emma Eliza b.Jun>Aug 1860, both Aston] : [James not vis '71cen & no d.vis bmd] : [*from rootweb thread of 'KiwiHugh' a relation Oct'12]

John Soper (1834-38) buried 19 Sep 1838, age 3y & 9m; parents James & Elizabeth of Bordesley at St Martin, Birmingham scan : [see parents above]


1841 Warwickshire Census, 3 entries in 2 households

Elizabeth Soper 40-4 of independant means & James Soper 11, at Alcote St, Aston, both born outside Warwickshire [?James Soper bachelor & m.Elizabeth Heywood widow (both otp) 1828; if husband James, then not vis '41cen]

Selina Soper (c1820-?) 20-4 born outside Warwickshire; 1 of 7 servants at Eathorpe House, Wappenbury, household of Thomas Biddulph/Buddulph 50-4, wife child 13, Louisa Taylor, a governess 21 & her visiting sister 74; all b.outside Cornwall; scan
: Selina m.George Hull Jan>Mar 1846, Rugby, W.wicks (bmd)
: Selena Hull (ne Soper) widow (c1817-?) m.Jonathan Foster, widower, licence victualler 27 Nov 1866 both of Church Street, ages 49 & 57; by banns, both signed; at St Philip, Birmingham; fathers William Soper farmer & Jonathan Foster, labourer; witnesses Elizabeth Stockhall 'X' & Mark Thompson (signed) scan


Ann Jane Soper [Davies?], (Miss) m.20 Oct 1847 at Studley [Warwicks] to Able Andrew Morrall of Green Lane, nr Studley; dau-in-law of William Davies Esq of Studley (by Rev Finley, vicar)]; in 'Berrows Worcester Journal' 28 Oct, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [Ann Jane Sopere in igi : no Ann or Soper/Morral m.vis bmd]


1851 Warwickshire Census, 3 entries

Elizabeth Soper 57 a shoe bridle? b.Willerby, Lei & James Soper 21, shoe maker b.Chelsea, London, at Dighill?, St Martin, Birmingam ancestry.com : [James & Elizabeth Heywood widow m.1828 London]

James Soper (c1802-?) 49 married cordwainer at 25 Hollowayhead, Birmingham, St Thomas, Warwickshire '51cen, b.London; lodging with William Vernon 54 cordwainer, wife Mary A 52; George 20 lithographer printer & Julia 10 scholar all b.Birmingham, Warwick & lodger William Chance 23 cordwainer b.Worcester; scan & scan2 : [speculate wife also shoemaker in Birmingham; see above]

Matilda Sopher b.Warwickshire c1818, only Sopher living Surrey '51cen


1861 Warwickshire Census (3 Sopers)

Elizabeth Soper head 56 shoe maker at Hse 2 [8 households there?] Ct 55, Cheapside, Birmingham b.Witherley, Lei; son James Soper 31 unm shoe maker b.Chelsea Lon; source '61cen : [James & Elizabeth Heywood widow m.1828 London]

James Soper 58 unm shoemaker, a lodger b.London; in household of Edwin Hodren 27, a bootmaker b.Coventry, W.wick, wife Ann Hodren 23 a bootmaker binder b.Chastleton, Stafs; dau Emma Eliza Hodren 10m b.Birmingham, W.wick '61cen : [speculate wife also shoemaker in Birmingham; see above]


Rev Henry Soper & Elizabeth a Wesleyan transfered to Wilts (from Barbados?) by 1866 when son James Henry Owen Soper b.Langley Burrell/Chippenham, Herbert Keens Soper b.1871 & Edward Knight Soper b.1873 at Alderbury, Wilts by 1878 transfered to Somerset : biog

Selena Hull (ne Soper) (c1817-?) widow m.Jonathan Foster, widower, licence victualler 27 Nov 1866 both of Church Street, ages 49 & 57 at St Philip, Birmingham; by banns, both signed; fathers William Soper farmer & Jonathan Foster, labourer; witnesses Elizabeth Stockhall 'X' & Mark Thompson (signed) scan : [an unm servant '41cen above]

James Soper shoemaker, suicide, age 40 of 1 Court, 7 House, Moseley Street with whom the deceased lodged heard pistol report 12:30 Tue morning & found Soper in the attic lying on the floor. Shot in the chest, after groaning twice he expired. Inquest held at 'Eagle & Ball', He threatened suicide frequently. Verdict; suicide whilst in state of insanity; in 'Birmingham Daily Post', 4 Nov 1870, from news.bl.uk; scan : [James (c1830-1870) d.Oct>Dec 1870, Birmingham, Warwick age 40] : [son of James & Elizabeth Heywood widow m.1828 London]


1871 Census, no Sopers in Warwickshire

Henry Soper the nominal name of a pickpocket brought up at Leamington town hall. Several cases of picking at Great Western Station. Soper observed by Sgt Brown acting in suspicious manner with Maria Hall, pushing amongst ladies & tried a pocket. He was tried at Birmingham 12m earlier for picking. 1m goal with hard labour. £1 of £1 8s in his pocket to pay for goal. He refused to give address; companion Frederick Clifton discharged.; in 'Birmingham Daily Post' 13 Jan 1871, from news.bl.uk; scan


Mary Soper (c1852-?) m.Edward Higgins, bricklayer 23 Sep 1872 at St Andrew, Bordesley, by banns, (ages 20 & 24, both of Aston unm & signed 'x'); fathers William Soper (fitter?) & William Higgins (accountant) scan



1881 Warwickshire Census; no Sopers living there

Kathleen Soper 5 b.St Marys, Warwick & Esther Soper 2 b.Birdbrook, Warwick with William V Soper 44 School Board Visiter & Chelsea Pensioner, at Camberwell, London : [William Venner Soper d.Jan>Mar 1884 Lambeth age 48]
- Kathleen Soper b.Oct>Dec 1875, Warwick, Warwick
- Esther Soper b.Jan>Mar 1879, Warwick, Warwick


Bessie Ada K Soper (1887-1910) b.Jan>Mar Birmingham, W.wicks : d.Apr>Jun Coventry, W.wicks (bmd)] : [dau of George Benjamin Soper & Elizabeth : George in navy '81cen : m.1886 Lambeth : '91cen in Surrey with wife & Bessie 4 : '01cen all 3 back in W.wicks (Rugby)]

William Soper m.Emily Mary Wheatley (or Jane Thomas) Jul>Sep 1887, Neath, Breconshire/Glam
- Jessie Lilian Soper b.Jul>Sep 1888, Neath, Glam (bmd)
- Frank Douglas Soper b.Jan>Mar 1891, Neath
: '01cen Emily Mary Soper 25 at Newport, Monmouth b.Glos : assume with William railway clerk 38 b.Minchinhampton Glos; Jessie Ellen Soper 12; Frank Douglas Soper 10 both b.Neath, Glamorgan : ['91cen not visable]
: Emily Mary Soper d.Oct>Dec 1909, Newport, Monmouth age 44 (bmd)
: '11cen William widower, 48 railway clerk at 20 Penllyn Ave, Newport b.Minchinhampton, Glos; dau Jessie Lilian Soper 22unm & son Frank Douglas 20unm grocer's ass both b.Neath, Glam & mother-in-law Susan Whratley 74 b.Swansea, Glam


1891 Warwickshire Census

Elizabeth Soper (c1835-?) at ‘2 Hse 55 Ct’ Cheapside, St Martin district, Birmingham : married, head, 56 a shoe maker, b.Witherley Lei : James Soper unm son 31, a shoe maker, b.Chelsea, Lon

Harry Soper (c1870-?) 21unm farmer (employed), at West St, (Holy Trinity) Stratford on Avon '91cen; b.Reading, Berks, boarding in household of John Geor Parriss 27 grocer, his wife Patience W 22 & son, both b.Stratford, also a servant Emily Cox 14 b.Alveston scan : [??'81cen a Harry 15 clerk b.Reading, living Earley with Charles & Jane] : [not vis '81/'01/'11cen]

James Soper (c1833-?) 58 unm, shoe maker b.London, lodging at 15 Adelaide St, Aston, with Edwin Hodren a bootmaker b.Coventry, wife Ann Hodren 23 b.Staffs & dau : '91cen Harry Norman

Thomas Soper (c1862-?) widower gardener (employee) 29 b.Wolverton, Hants, lodger at Butter St, Alcester, Warwicks '91cen; boarder in 3 rooms with Ellen Smith 60, widowed laundress b.Neither, Aston Cantlow, W.wicks scan : ['71cen presume 9 at Kingsclere with John Soaper 56 & Eliza Jane 48 - Not visable '81cen] : [Thomas m.Alice Berridge 1893, Alcester]


Rev E H Soper became minister of Saltley Church, Birmingham : from Ecclesiastical Intelligence, The Times 20 Nov 1893 153/211p

Thomas Soper m.Alice Berridge Apr>Jun 1893, Alcester, W.wicks (bmd) [assumed children below]
- Frederick George Soper b.Oct>Dec 1894, Alcester
- Emily Mary Soper b.Apr>Jun 1897, Alcester [?an Emily M m.William R Bates Jul>Sep 1921 King's Norton]
:
'91cen Thomas widower gardener (employee) 29 b.Wolverton, Hants, lodger at Butter St, Alcester, Warwicks; boarder in 3 rooms with Ellen Smith 60, widowed laundress b.Neither, Aston Cantlow, W.wicks scan
: '01cen Thomas at Alcester, W.wicks 39 gardener (domestic) b.Wolverton, Hants; Alice 38 b.Herts, dressmaker; Frederick 6 & Emily 3 both b.Alcester
: '11cen Thomas 49 garden contractor at Ravenscroft Farm, Golders Green Rd, Hendon, Msx; b.Wolverton, Hants; Alice 48 {m.18y} dressmaker b.Hereford; Frederick George 16 groom private service; Emily Mary 13 at school both b.Alcester, Warwick; & boarders Ernest Ephraim 16 garden & errand boy b.Croydon, Sy & Annie Cull 42 dressmaker b.Alcester, Warwick.


1901 Warwickshire Census, 14 names

Thomas Soper (c1862-?) at Alcester, W.wicks 39 gardener (domestic) b.Wolverton, Hants; Alice Soper 38 b.Herts, dressmaker; Frederick Soper 6 & Emily Soper 3 both b.Alcester : [Thomas m.Apr>Jun 1893 : Frederick George Soper b.Oct>Dec 1894 & Emily May Soper b.Apr>Jun 1897, all at Alcester] : [connection? a Frederick George Soper b.1892 & d.1893 Reading, Berks] : ['91cen Thomas 29]

Edward Soper (c1862-?) a brewers drayman at East Tisbury Entire, W.wicks 1901 census, age 39, b.Upton, Hants Charles Soper 12 attending school & errand boy & Linda Soper 10 a scholar both b.Thruxton, Hants

George Soper (c1857-?) at Rugby, W.wicks 1901 census, age 44, b.Pimlico, Lon : a steel work fitter & turner, Elizabeth Soper 40 George Soper 11 & Nellie Soper 9. [at Thames Ditton, Surrey '91cen] : [see m.1886 Lon]
: dau Bessie Ada K Soper b.Jan>Mar 1887 Birmingham : m.Apr>Jun Coventry, W.wicks (to either Richard Harry Hill or William Herbert Stanley)
: wife? Elizabeth Soper d.Oct>Dec 1908 Rugby dist, age 49

- also - Hubert Soper 11 & Carlos Soper 6 both b.Birmingham, W.wicks - but living at Yardley, Worcs with Grace Soper 33 b.Worcester, a boot machinist & Percy Soper 12 b.Brazil [see Worcs below]


- Florence Mabel Soper (c1898-1906) d.Apr>Jun 1906, age 8 Aston, W.wick : [?perhaps connected with below? : perhaps children of John 44 at Aston '11cen]
- John Soper (c1897-1906) d.Jul>Sep 1906, age 9 Aston
- Mary A Soper (c1869-1913) d.Oct>Dec 1913, age 44 Aston

Emily Mary Soper d.Oct>Dec 1909, Newport, Monmouth age 44 (bmd) ['01cen Emily Mary Soper 35 at Monmouth b.Gloucestershire]
: '01cen Emily Mary Soper 25 at Monmouth b.Glos
: [?a William m.Emily Mary Wheatley (or Jane Thomas) 1887, Neath, Breconshire/Glam]

F Percy Soper acted in the cast of Mr Benson's Shakespeare Company. 'The Merchant of Venice', Stratford-on-Avon : from The Times 3 May 1910 54/85f


1911 Warwickshire Census 19 names

John Soper 44 gen lbr at 8 Cranby St, Aston; Mary Soper 42 {m.23y}, William Soper 21 gen lbr, James Soper 20, Chasley Soper 19 both stamper, iron & steel, George Soper 17 straightener wire drawing iron steel, Ernest Soper 12, Violet Soper 10, all b.-, Dev; '11cen :
- Mary A Soper (c1869-1913) d.Oct>Dec 1913, Aston, Warwick age 44
: ['01cen/'91cen/bmd family not obvious : connection? Aston deaths above : Florence d.1906 age 8; John d.1906 age 9 & Mary A d.1913 age 44]

Walter Soper 52; bricklayer at 57 New Summer St, Birmingham; b.Winchester, Hants '11cen boarding with Howard Watckins 60 brass turner b.Bucks; Hannah Amelia 55 {m.36y}, unm children 34, 22 & 15 all b.Birmingham

'11cen Charlotte Petes Soper 31 a driller boarding at Newbold on Avon, Rugby, b.not known, Msx; boarding with Joseph Edward Pearce 37 kiln setter b.Rugby, wife Alice Mary 39, dau 10 & son 1 & brother 31

Eva Soper (c1867-?) draper's assistant 44unm, boarding at 30 West St, Stratford-on-Avon, W.wicks, '11cen, b.S.Brent, Dev boarding with Loisa Rosella Cox 47 boarding house keeper b.S-on-A & 2 boarders William Watson 32 chemist's ass b,Hull; Hubert Kuibb 19 bank clerk W.wick
: '81cen age 15 with Henry 41 builder (emp 11) & Elizabeth A 40 at & b.S.Brent
: '91 dau 23 at S.Brent :
: '01cen Eva at Plymouth, Dev; living on own means)
: Eva Soper d.9 Dec 1930, spinster of 53 Northumberland Rd, Coventry, West Midlands; died Mental Hospital, Hatton, Warwickshire; probate Birmingham 8 Jan 1930 to Margaret Sedgmen (wife of Charles Frederick Sedgmen); estate £234 18s 2d; from Probate Calender,
scan [Eva (c1869-1930) d.Oct>Dec, Warwick, Warwickshire, age 61]

'11cen George Soper (c1856-?) 55 widower, engineer turner at 36 Lodge Rd, Rugby, W.wicks b.Pimlico, Lon; George T H Soper 21unm engineer fitter, b.Lambeth, Lon; Nellie Soper 19unm dau b.Thames Titton, Sy, Edmond Soper 8 at school b.Rugby, W.wicks : [see m.1886 Lon]

Grace Soper widow 43 at 103 Evelyn Rd, Sparkhill, (Solihull RD) b.Coton on the Elur; Percy Soper 22unm merchants office b.Rio de Janero, Brazil, Herbert Soper 21 manufacturers office, Cuthbert Soper 16 city office clerk both b.Bham, Warwicks; '11cen : ['01cen family at Yardley, Worcs] : [widow of Rev Edwin Herbert Soper who died NZ 1898 biog]

Leslie Soper 14 school at Wichmont St Bernards Rd, Olton (Solihull RD), W.wicks; b.Brighton, Sx, with Ernest Fordred 49 fancy draper, retail, b.Birmingham; wife Mary Fordred 49 [his father's sister] {m.21y} b.Brighton, Sx; dau 19 b.Yardley, Warwick & 2 unm servants, cook 33, housemaid 31 : [Leslie V Soper m.Edna M Yeomans Apr>Jun 1928 Birmingham S, Warwick] : [parents Samuel Henry Soper Brighton Draper Shop Owner & Katherine Polak who m.1872, Sussex] : [Charlotte Amy Soper m.Ernest Edward Fordred 11 Sep 1889 at St Peters Church, Brighton; eldest dau of Samual Henry Soper [snr] of Brighton & younger son of Joseph Fordred of Beafort? House, Acocks Green (by Rev Burden); in 'Birmingham Daily Post']
: Leslie Vernon Soper [b.Apr>Jun 1898 Brighton, son of Brighton draper Samuel Henry jnr, bankrupted 1908] gave address, Wychmont, St Bernards Rd, Aston, Warwicks; when discharged from military on health grounds 1917 (66 Ship St, Brighton crossed out in record)


Warwickshire units in WW1 : Service Medals (issued to all servicemen) 1914-1920 : from National Archives
Archie E Soper, Private..., Royal Warwickshire Regiment, nr41345 : ['11cen Archie Ernest Soper 12 at Newton Abbot, Dev]
Edward W Soper, Private, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, nr28108
Isaac Soper, Private, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, nr26472 : ['11cen only 1 Isaac Soper; age 12 at Andover, Hants]
William T Soper, Private..., Royal Warwickshire Regiment, nr24968

E W Soper born abt ?, a Private in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, d.Romeries, France : 20th Oct 1918, [buried/monument: Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord], from Soper war deaths

John G D Soper m.Rebecca A Clatworthy Jul>Sep 1921, Aston, W.wick (bmd)
- Gertrude E Soper b.Jul>Sep 1923, Aston (mother ne Clatworthy)
Soper & ne Clatworthy (overlapping) children in Lambeth; William H Soper b.Apr>Jun 1922; Margaret F Jan>Mar 1923; Arthur H Jul>Sep 1926

Francis N Soper m.Rose M Jones Oct>Dec 1926, Birmingham S, Warwick (bmd) : children below, mother ne Jones
- Francis N Soper b. & d.Jan>Mar 1927, age 0, both Birmingham N
- Eileen M Soper b.Jul>Sep 1930, Birmingham S
- Norman J Soper b.Jan>Mar 1932, Birmingham S
- Reuben A Soper b.Jul>Sep 1933, Birmingham d.Jan>Mar 1934, Birmingham age 0
- Bernard A Soper b.Apr>Jun 1939, Birmingham

Leslie V Soper m.Edna M Yeomans, Apr>Jun 1928, Birmingham S, Warwick (bmd)
- Pamela M Soper b.Jul>Sep 1931, Birmingham S, Warwick (mother ne Yeomans)
- Janet L Soper Oct>Dec 1936 at Hove, Sx (mother ne Yeomans)

John E Soper b.Apr>Jun 1929, Warwick bmd dist, W.wick (mother ne August) : [other births (ne August) Margaret M b.Oct>Dec 1931 Farnham; James R Soper Apr>Jun 1934 & Doris D Soper b.Oct>Dec 1941 both Reading]

Eva Soper d.9 Dec 1930, spinster of 53 Northumberland Rd, Coventry, West Midlands; died Mental Hospital, Hatton, Warwickshire; probate Birmingham 8 Jan 1930 to Margaret Sedgmen (wife of Charles Frederick Sedgmen); estate £234 18s 2d; from Probate Calender, scan [Eva (c1869-1930) d.Oct>Dec, Warwick, Warwickshire, age 61] : (no Soper/Sedgmen m.bmd) ['11cen Eva (c1867-?) assistant draper 44, boarding at (30 West/Bridge/St), Stratford on Avon, W.wicks; b.S.Brent, Dev]

Percival Howard Soper (c1889-?) 43 agent; Maud Soper 41 British Empire citizens, Last permanant address British Possessions; address 70 Eastern Rd, Wylde Green, W.wickshire; sailed 1st class on "Appam" (E W & co Line) from Lagos, Africa, disemarked Plymouth (ship arriving Liverpool, Eng 2 May 1932) scan; UK Incoming Register : [PHS sailed 1916-37]

R Soper (Liberal) recieved 3,239 votes in Coventry elections, South Division; The Times, 25 Feb 1951. Sadly not enough votes to be honoured by giving his first name, unlike his Labor & Conservative opponants who shared 50,000 votes. [Plucky try there 'R'] : british-history.ac.uk : History of Warwick: Vol 8 pub.1969

Dorothy Elizabeth Soper, ARIBA, Senior Assessor in charge, Coventry. Technical Centre, Central Land Board & War Dainage Commission Ordinary Member of the Civil Division Order of the British Empire (London Gazette 1 Jun 1951)
: Miss D E Soper MBE, ARIBA, Dip.Artch, 50 Harbourne Rd, Birmingham; from Transactions of the Ancient Monuments Society pub.1955 London Gazette
: Dorothy Elizabeth Soper studied School of Art, Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen 1919-21. Worked in office of Arthur Hay Livingstone Mackinnon while attend evening classes Jun 1924. Full-time study 1925-6 & admitted ARIBA Nov. 1926 address Malcolm's Mount, Stonehaven, Kincardineshire, Scot; Assistant mid 1930s at Wigglesworth & Marshall Mackenzie, Lon. Later practised Solihull, but retired ill-health 1964; address early 1970s 12 Ravenscroft Rd, Olton, Solihull, Warwicks. Moved to nursing home in Crieff, Perthshire, Scot; Resigned RIBA membership 1982. A member of Birmingham Architectural Ass. scottisharchitects.org.uk



Worcestershire

William Soper m.17 Jul 1820 St Bartholomew, Tardebigg, Worcs

Catharine Soper m.12 Oct 1826 Claines, Worcs

John Soper/Roper (c1835-?)16 farm servant at Hawkesnet, Marley, Worcestershire '51cen, b.Whitbourne, Herefordshire; with Sarah Harris 63 widow farming 60 acres employing 2 lab b.Copley, Herefordshire; sons William 32unm & Daniel 30 farmers b.Hartley, Worcs scan. Only Soper in Worcs in 1851 census : [no connection yet]

Louisa Sooper bapt.22 Jun 1851 Norton Juxta Kempsey, Worcs

Hannah Maria Soper b.Apr>Jun 1852, Kidderminster?*, Worcs : [*likely to be Beaminster, Dor?]

Oriane Rachel Souper m.12 Jul 1860 Leigh With Bransford, Worcs

R Soper was clerk of works for very extensive alterations being made to Madresfield Court, Madresfield [nr Malvern, Worcs] ; Earl Beauchamp's residence [he inherited it in March]. Messrs Cubits of London were the contractors & Philip Hardwick architect. Soper took the chair for an evening dinner given for 120 working men & 22 guests at a marquee in Penn Farm. Soper gave speech & called toasts, he reminded the workmen they were indebted for the good things partaken to Earl Beachamp (cheers) 'who delt with them as a true-hearted Englishman', dancing to a band & singing followed; in 'Berrow's Worcester Journal' 15 Sep 1866, from news.bl.uk; scan
- - - - - - - - - - - - -
Richard Soper (c1806-1867) d.Apr>Jun 1867, age 61 Upton, Worcs (bmd) : [inc Malvern] : [Richard m.Amelia Lenanton
1831 Portsmouth : '51cen Richard 44 master builder at 4 King St, Portsea, Portsmouth; Amelia 49 (not vis '61cen)]


1881 Worcestershire Census, no Sopers in county
Thomas Soper 57, Jane 54, Harriett 17, William 12, Kate G 15m) all b.Upton, 'Worcs' living at Hurstbourne Tarrant, Upton


1891 Worcestershire Census, only 1 Soper

Jessie Soper 16 gen domestic servant at West Midland Inn, 58 Worcester Street, (St George), Kidderminster, Worcestershire '91cen; b.not known, ? with Samson Jackson 53 beer house keeper b.Armitage, Staffs, wife 56, Alfred Beck 17 dom serv; 3 lodgers 32-54 gen labs; scan : [a dom sev Kidderminster, Worc '91-'11cen]

Ivy Vera Soper d.Jul>Sep 1899 age 1, Warwick, Worcs [widowed mother Grace '01cen below]

1901 Worcestershire Census, 3 Soper families in county

Grace Soper (c1868-?) at Yardley, Worcs 33 b.Coton In The Elms, Derbys, Percy Soper 12 b.British Subject, Bazil, Rio De Janeiro, Hubert Soper 11 & Carlos Soper 6 both b.Birmingham, Warwicks : [ widow of Rev Edwin Herbert Soper who died in NZ 1898; see religious Sopers biog] : ['11cen family at Solihull, Warwick]
- Herbert Allen T Soper b.Apr>Jun 1890, Aston, Warwick
- Carlos Haddon C Soper b.Jan>Mar 1895, Aston
: Grace E J (c1867-1940) d.Jan>Mar 1940, Birmingham, W.wick, age 73
: Herbert Allen Tupper Soper (c1890-?) nr.24297 Gunner, Royal Horse, b.Birmingham, Wawickshire [c.Mar 1890]; a clerk; Attested for 6 years, age 18y 9m; 1 Jan 1909

: [births fit the 1890 sailing, of E Soper & wife, England to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (family not in '91cen)] : [presume Carlos was Cuthbert Carlos Soper age 25, sailing from London to Rio De Janeiro, 1920]

William Soper (c1874-?) a tentman 27 & Alice Soper 24 both b.Worcester a boot machinist '01cen

Jessie Soper (c1875-?) a domestic house maid 26 b.Paddington, Lon at Kidderminster, Worc '01cen : [a dom sev Kidderminster, Worc '91-'11cen]

Ernest W Soper m.Lily Sabin Apr>Jun 1937, Oldbury, Worcs (bmd) : (Ernest William Soper b.Apr>Jun 1906, King's Norton, Worcs to Edwin & Fanny, see '11cen West Brom)
- Barbara J A Soper b.Jul>Sep 1938 West Brom (mother nee Sabin)
- Margaret A Soper b.Jan>Mar 1943, Oldbury, Worcs (mother nee Sabin)
: ['11cen Edwin 43 gen fitter, worker, chemical works, [4 rooms] at 40 Flash Rd, Oldbury, W.Bromwich, Staffs; b.Dorchester, Dor; Fanny 43 [m.14y, 4 births] b.Calne, Wilts; Edwin James 13 b.Castlebar, Ire; Cathleen Alice12 b.Downpatrick, Ire; Barbara Florrie 8 b.Wednesfield, Staffs all at school & Earnest William 4 b.Smithwick, War; scan]


1911 Worcestershire Census, 1 Soper in county, none born there

Jessie Soper (c1876-?), 35 at Kidderminster, Worc '11cen
: '81cen ?a Jessie 7 pauper inmate, scholar at St Pancras Industrial Schools, Leavesden, Watford, Herts; b.St Pancras, M.sex [one of 200 pauper inmates most from St.P]
: '91cen Jessie 16 gen domestic servant at West Midland Inn, 58 Worcester St, (St George), Kidderminster, Worcs; b.not known, servant with Samson Jackson 53 beer house keeper b.Armitage, Staffs, wife 56, Alfred Beck 17 dom serv; 3 lodgers 32-54 gen labs;
scan
: '01cen Jessie (c1875-?) domestic house maid 26 b.Paddington, Lon at Kidderminster, Worc

Robert Soper 21 b.Wolcester Kebts, Worcs? [guess] : in '01cen at Lambeth, Lon. a postman


William H Soper m.Anne R Morgan Jul>Sep 1927, Worcester, Worcs (bmd) [no Soper/Morgan births listed]

Fanny Soper d.28 Nov 1938, of 40 Flash Rd, Oldbury, Worcs; d.Hallam Hospital, W.Bromwich, Staffs; administration Birmingham 13 Dec 1938 to Edwin Soper, retired pipe fitter; estate £186 5s 10d ; from Probate Calender, scan [Fanny (c1867-1938) d.Oct>Dec, W.Bromwich, Shrops, age 71] : [Edwin & Fanny, m.c1897 West Brom)]

William G Soper (c1904-1941) d.Jul>Sep 1941, age 37, Worcester, Worcs (bmd)
: William George Soper d.5 Sep 1941, of 320 Astwood Rd, Worcester, Worcestershire; died Royal Infirmary, Worcester; administration Oxford 17 Nov 1941 to Hannah Norah Soper, widow [not vis '11cen]; estate £158 18s 4d ; from Probate Calender, scan
: '11cen? William George son 7 at & b.Bethnal Green
: ('11cen??a William George son 9 at Chertsey, Sy; b.Surrey]

Betty D Soper m.Kenneth R Haines, Jan>Mar 1944, Pershore, Worcs (bmd) : [a Betty D b.Exeter Jul>Sep 1924 (mother ne Gray) & a Betty D b.Sep>Dec 1925 Plymouth mother ne Parkin]

Vivian I D Soper m.Dorothy E Morris, Oct>Dec 1945, Pershore, Worcs (bmd) : [Vivian I D Soper b.Apr>Jun 1912 to Rolen & Mini Maud Penton, who m.1902 both Andover, Hants]
- Kenneth J Soper b.Jan>Mar 1949, Pershore (mother nee Morris)
- Richard A Soper b.Apr>Jun 1950, Pershore (mother nee Morris)

a Dorothy E Soper m.Gerald S Baggott Jul>Sep 1979, Worcester (bmd)
: ?a Dorothy E Soper m.Gerald S Baggott, Jul>Sep 1979, Worcester (bmd)

Elizabeth Soper (c1858-1946) d.Jan>Mar 1946, Stratford, Worcs (bmd)

Lewis Soper (c1884-1950) d.Oct>Dec, Evesham, Worc : [a Lewis b.Jan>Mar 1884 Camberwell, Lon & a Lewis b.Oct>Dec 1886 Launceston, Cornwall]

Hannah Soper (c1898-1948) d.Jul>Sep 1948, Oldbury, Worcs (bmd)



Yorkshire

Kytte the Soper, 1286 (from Anglo-Saxon Charters, by A.J. Robertson, 1939) & Roger son of Kytt 1297 (from Court Rolls of the Manor of Wakefield, Yorkshire) Kytte is a pet-form of Christopher & Katharine : both references from "A Dictionary of British Surnames", by P.H. Reaney, 1976, p 206 : source

Emma la Sapere 1301 in Yorkshire, from A Dictionary of English Surnames, by P. H. Reaney & R. M. Wilson, (London: Routledge, 1991; Oxford University) [The usual use of the feminine 'la' might indicate an active business woman - see also Alice la Sopere of Gloucester, 1327]

Sapers recorded in Inhabitants of Yorkshire: Osgoldcross wapentake [around Pontefract] & Strafforth wapentake [Rotherham/Sheffield], 1379 : scan for sale originalrecord.com

Robertus Saper, a 'fyssher' (1413-22), Register of the Freemen of the City of York : www.british-history.ac.uk

Leonardi Sober in 1560 probably came from Germany (change name from Zober?). His son Henricus Sober b.N.Yorshire, Eng 23 Aug 1588, Henry had 3 children Thomas (1615-1684), John (1615-1595) & Barbara (1620-?). Strongly believe he came from Zobersdorf, Bad Liebenwerda, Germany. source from Eric Johnson Jun'08 source

Soperhouse, a building & 2 acres in Lightcliffe was involved in a property contract, perhaps 1586 The History of Brighouse, Rastrick & Hipperholme : In 1610 Soperhouse lands paid 8d taxes : & another transaction 1636

a Soper buried Barnstaple, Yorkshire 1634 ancestry.com

James Soper land called Chucke's & land of Jonathan Soper called Hilland was to the North of a Messuage, farm & lands called Botches, manor of Bidlington [no date in snippet] : from The Wiston Archives pub.1975 Google Books snippet

Richard Soper d.1731, Rosanna Soper d.1877. Burial index for Yorkshire (North Riding) : from findmypast.com

Thomas Soaper (?-1760), settled near Cupids, Newfoundland. Family tradition has him as a boat builder of Halifax, Yorkshire source

John Soper victualler, 2nd bankrupt notice : List of 8 prisoners in the Sheriff’s Ward or Goal at Halifax, for the manor of Wakefield, Yorkshire London Gazette 11 Aug 1781 : 3rd notice (also Halifax) Gazette 14 Aug : [a John bankrupt vitualler in Hampshire prison Jul>end Aug 1781?]

Catherine Soper m.John Scholefield, 1796 at Rothwell, Yorkshire; Boyd's Marriage Index

John Soper ; 1797 of Bridge, Leeds, Yorkshire a surgeon & apothecary, medicine (m/a) 'personal note; volunteer' from Leeds Directory, 1797 Also in 1798 & 1800 directory : from web & Ancestry.com's database of Directories & Lists
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Mrs Soper died at Leeds 1805, mother of Mr Soper, surgeon : from The Monthly Magazine

Catherine Charlotte Soper (c1768-1801) ; wife of Edward Soper of Leeds Bridge died of fever age 33; bur.5 Oct 1801 St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire; parish record scan

a Soper recorded in Holden's Triennial Directory of Leeds, in the West Riding, Yorkshire 1805 : scan for sale originalrecord.com

Catherine Charlotte Soper (c1768-1801) ; wife of Edward Soper of Leeds Bridge died of fever age 33; bur.5 Oct 1801 St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire; parish record scan

John Soper (c1765-?) of Bridge bur.26 Jun 1806 St Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire, age 41 scan; [The 2 men bur 1 & 2 days befoer died in falls, so speculate quarrying]

Sarah Soper a spinster of Ripon, Yorkshire, 3 Mar 1807 ref prob11/1458 National Archives scan available online

Robert Soper m.9 Dec 1816, Charlotte Soper bpt.1 Sep 1822 Charles Soper bpt. 10 Sep 1826 Sarah Ann Soper bpt.11 May 1829 all at St.Peter, Leeds, Yorks

Robert Soper of 71 St Peter's Sq, Leeds; listed under 'Shopkeepers & Dealers in Groceries & Sundries', Leeds, Pigot's Directory of 1829 : source

Mr R J Soper 1 of 6 who were the trustees of Brierley Wesleyan & Primitive churches, Yorkshire. They came together in 1831 to merge & create a united Wesleyan church. It opened, 11 Oct 1834 & Mr Soper chaired an evening meeting : source : [perhaps a connection to the Mr Soper, possibly a non-conformist in Lincolnshire 1822]

One Soper mentioned in the 1841 Census for Bradford, West Riding vol 3 : source (also see Soper Lane, Bradford)

Hester Soaper d.Jan>Mar 1841 Rotherham, Yorks

Thomas Soaper 60-4 a sadler & Robert Soaper 20-4 at Rythor? Gate, Cawood (both b.Yorks) in the 1841 Census

Soper, defending at Sheriffs Court, Town Hall Sheffield?]; in Wade & Others v.Soper; verdict for the plaintiff £4 7s 2d [against Soper]; in 'Sheffield Independent' 26 Jun 1841, from newspapers.bl.uk

Charles Edward Souper b.Apr>Jun 1842 Bedale, Yorks

Rev Richard Soper (1794-1857?) Transfered to Lendal Chapel, York 1845-7 : [see Rev Richard's biog]
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Rev R Soper of York was thanked for 'contributing a box of useful articles' to The Evangelical Magazine & Missionary Chronical July 1846 : from google books :

Mary Soper b.Jul>Sep 1848 Doncaster, Yorks

1851 Census has 4 entries
Martha Soaper b.Yorkshire c1793, living in Hants
Elizabeth Soper b.Yorkshire c1828, living in Yorkshire
Sarah Ann Soper b.Yorkshire c1829, living in Hants

William Soper (c1835-?) 50 unm annuitant at 29 Monkgate, York, St Maurice, Yorkshire '51cen, b.London; with Thomas G Bingley 32 wholesale druggist, commercial traveller b/York; wife Elizabeth 32 & m-in-l Sarah Broom 73w both b.Lanesham, Notts & gen serv Jane Whitehead 12 b.York scan : ['41cen not vis]
: '61cen William (c1801-?) 60 living at 10 & 11 Davygate, York St Helen Stonegate, Yorks; a boarder b.London, in household of a bread maker, Thomas Bingley 66 b.York, his wife Catherine 76 b.Prewsell, Notts, a servant 15 & another boarder James Rennie 18 b.Holtby, Yorks
: '71cen William 70 a boarder at St Samson, Yorks; b.Lon
: William Soper d.Apr>Jun 1875, York, age 75

'51cen strays : Elizabeth Soper 23 b.Yorkshire at Devon : Srah Ann Soper 22 b.Yorkshire at Basing, Hants : Martha Soaper 58 b.Yorkshire at Hants


1861 Census, only 4 Soper/Sopper/Sophers mentioned

Catherine Sopper (c1791-?) living at Ferry Fryston, age 70, a widow, b.Ferrybridge, Yorks, also Mary Tune 34, a married general servant, born Knottingley, Yorks : [a Catharine Sopper d.Jan>Mar 1862 at Pontefract, Yorks]

John Soper (c1850-?) living at Union Workhouse, Doncaster, age 11 a scholar, born Doncaster, Yorks, 185 other names in the workhouse

Richard Sopher (c1828-?) living at Aiskew, age 33, an assistant draper b.Gransmoore, Yorks, in household of Margret Sherwood, a widow of independent means, born Cowing, Yorks & servant Dorothy Sedgwick 20 born Wensley, Yorks

William Soper (c1801-?) living at 10 & 11 Davygate, York St Helen Stonegate, Yorkshire, age 60, a boarder b.London, in household of a bread maker, Thomas Bingley 66 b.York, his wife Catherine 76 b.Prewsell, Notts, a servant 15 & another boarder James Rennie 18 b.Holtby, Yorks

'61cen strays : Elizabeth Sopher 53 b.Newton Yorks mother at Bow, Lon : Martha Soaper 67 b.Leeds Yorks mother at Sherfield, Hants


Catharine Sopper d.Jan>Mar 1862, Pontefract, Yorks, W.Riding : [Catherine Sopper 70 above]


1871 Census, 3 Sopers,
see

Mary Soper a dressmaker 22 niece & nephew & William Soper 20 fisherman at 37 Nile St, Holy Trinity, Kingstone Upon Hull, Yorks, both unm, b.Grimsby, Lincs with uncle/aunt William Haycock 45 a smack owner & Sarah 39 both b.Brixham, Dev, William 17 fisherman, John 6, Evangeline 4 & Herbert 7m; also servant Jane Caster 20 unm b.Grimsby & 2 apprentices 13 b.Hull & 17 b.Finland: scan : [see William's m.1877] : [Mary Soper b.Doncaster Jul>Sep 1848 ]

William Soper 70 a boarder at St Samson, Yorks b.London : [William d.1875, Walmgate, York, age 75] : [age '61cen York, wife Catherine 76]

Charles Soper 44 b.Leeds, Yorkshire at Militia Barrack, Llanbeburg, Carnarvon serg of Carnarvon militia & Chelsea out pensioner : [not vis '51 & '61cen]


Edwin Charles Soper d Apr>Jun 1872 age 18, Doncaster, Yorks : assume b.1853 to Giles Ching Soper m.Emma Elford Soper who m.1850 ['71cen 17 a parcel porter, at & b.Basingstoke, Hants - '81cen not vis]

Ellen Soper m.John J Bacon Jan>Mar 1874, Leeds, Yorks, W.Riding (bmd)

William Soper d.Apr>Jun 1875, York, age 75 : [age '61cen York]

Rosanna Soper b.Oct>Dec 1875 & d.Jan>Mar 1877 & Ada Soper b. & d,Oct>Dec 1877 all at Guisborough, N.Riding : [no Yorks m.before this in bmd] : [connection? a Rosanna Soper d.Jul>Sep 1873, Kingsclere, Hants, age 81]

Thomas Rundle Soper b.Oct>Dec 1876, Walmgate, York : [assume to Thomas Rundle Soper m.Annie Grenham at Dover, Kent 1874]
- Thomas Rundle Soper m.Sarah Jane Caddick London, 1908 & '01cen a Thomas Soper billiard marker 23 b.York, at St George Hanover Sqr, M.sex
: '01cen Thomas Soper a billiard marker 23 b.York, at St George Hanover Sqr, M.sex

Harriet Soper m.Jul>Sep 1876, Halifax, Yorks (to either Alfred Hanson or Alfred Morse) (bmd)

Lily Soper b.c1877 at Skelton, Yorkshire : from '91cen; age 14 with parents John 55 blacksmith & Mary Jane 52 (both b.Dev) at 35 Bannawell St, Tavistock, Dev

William Lane Soper (c1851-1881) [a fisherman b.Guernsey] m.Anna Eliza Thompson Jan>Mar 1877 Holy Trinity, Yorks,
: assume b.c1881 to ? Soper & Thirza Maria Lane who m.bef.
1849
: ['51cen assume Thirza 32 seamans wife at 3 Paddos Houses, St Peter Port, Guernsey, b.England; Mary 2 scholar; William 6m all b.St Peter Port scan]
: children b.Hull, East Riding (an Alice Maud Soper b.Jan>Mar 1878 Hull) :
- Henry Lane Soper b.Jul>Sep 1878 Myton, Hull (m.Ellen L Spittel Jan>Mar 1903, Sculcoates, E.Riding) & d.Apr>Jun 1940, Hull, age 61
- Lena Soper Oct>Dec 1880 Myton, Hull (assume m.Apr>Jun 1901 Sunderland, Durham) :
: William Lane Soper d.Apr>Jun 1881 age 30 Hull, Yorks (?an Annie b.Oct>Dec.1891 & d.Jul>Sep.1892, Sculcoates & a male b.&d.Jul>Sep 1893 Hessle, Sculcoates?) & Annie Eliza Soper m.William Windel Oct>Dec 1893, Holy Trinity, Hull, E.Riding
: [speculate connection to (or 'jane') Emma Lane Soper b.Brighton, Sussex, Oct>Dec.1844 : Mary Lane Soper b.Jan>Mar 1873 (m.Oct>Dec 1897) both Totnes, Dev]
: [see William 20 '71cen]
: ['81cen; William 30 fisherman at Campbell St, 6 Beaufort Terr, Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire; b.Guernsey, Ann 27 servant, Henry L 2 & Lena 4m all b.Hull, Yorks]
: ['91cen; Annie E 37 widow, grocer (self eml) at Gillett St, Newington; Henry L 12 errand boy, Lena 10 scholar all b.Hull, Yorks, & boarder John Smith 60 gen labourer b.Guernsey scan]
: [Annie E shopkeeper of 11 Gillett St, Hull, Yorks 1892 directory, she is also at nr.44 in 1892)]
: [Annie Eliza Soper m.William Windel Oct>Dec 1893 Holy Trinity, Hull, E.Riding : (??an Annie b.Oct>Dec.1891 & d.Jul>Sep.1892, Sculcoates, E.Riding & a male b.&d.Jul>Sep 1893 Sculcoates)]

Sarah Ann Soper Dyer (Miss), dau of Shadrach Soper Dyer m.Nathan Varley 9 Mar at Parish Church, Milnsbridge by Rev Newton R Lloyd, vicar, 'Huddersfield Daily Chronicle' (pub.Huddersfield) 13 Mar 1879, from newspapers.bl.uk : [?connection to Miss Laura Fanny Soper Dyer m.1893]

William Soper b.abt 1880 at York, a billiard marker 23 at St Geoge Hanover Sq, London in 1901cen [not vis bmd]


1881 Census, 77 Sopers

Hannah Margaret Soper (c1806-?) b.Exeter, Dev 75unm an annuitant, at Tower Hill, Hessle In Sculcoates, Yorkshire, lodging with Joseph Graves 42 an ex farmer & wife Mary Elizth 40 : [Anna Margaretta Soper d.Apr>Jun 1883 at Hessle, Sculcoates, Yorks age 78] : [Anna Margaretta bapt.15 Nov 1804 St Stephen, Exeter, to Samuel & Elizabeth] : [see 1803] : [not vis '61/'71cen]
: Anna Margaretta Soper d.10 Jun 1882, spinster of Hessle, Yorks; died Hessle; will Principle Registry 2 Oct 1883 to Edward Ernest Heslewood of Hessle insurance agent, the surviving executor; estate £1,246 16s 10d; from Probate Calender, scan

John Souper (c1840-?) b.Kincardine, Scotland, 41 unm a sett maker stone at 86 Day St, Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire, one of 2 Scottish sett makers, boarding with John Martin 33 a dock laborer, wife & 2 sons

William Soper (c1838-?) b.Tavistock, Dev, teacher, schoolmaster 43 at 66 Church St, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, lodging with Robert Lacey 28 a joiner, wife & child 2 [bot obvious '71/'61cen]

William Soper 30 a fisherman b.'France', Guernsey, Ann Soper 27 a servant, Henry L Soper (c1879-?) age 2 at Campbell St 6 Beaufort Terr, Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire & Lena Soper 4m both b.Hull, Yorks : [William Lane Soper m.1877]

recently born in Yorkshire, Alice M Soper age 3 with Mrs Chistian Soper 30 at High St, Padstow, Cornwall, a mariners wife (married) b.Padstow, Cornwall, Elizabeth 5 b.Stonehouse, Alice M 3 b.Hull,Yorks, James W 15 months b.Stonehouse : [Alice Maud Soper b.Jan>Mar 1878 Hull] : [Elizabeth Jane Soper b.Jul>Sep 1875 : James William Soper b.Jan>Mar 1880 both E.Stonehouse] ('91cen Chistian/Alice not vis)

recently born in Yorkshire Lily Soper age 4 - John 45 a smith at Milton Abbott, Devon, wife Mary Jane 42 a dressmaker, Emma 16 all b.Marystowe, John L 14 b.St Peter Tavy : Henry 12, Ellen 9, Elizabeth 7 all b.Tavistock, Lily 4 b.North Milton, York. Charley 2 b.Tavist