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SOPERs in Sussex : some Odd Notes; . 1600; 1700; 1800; '41; '51; '61; '71; '81; '91; '01; '11; & Draper

Alwin surnamed Le Soper of Seaford was sold for 100 shillings by his owner William of Kaines to the priory of Lewes in the presence of Eustace Archdeacon of Lewes. The priors often sold people (along with their goods & chattels). google book [a mention of Eustace 1227]
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- Alwin, their man of Seaford, surnamed 'Le Soper' (homimem illorum de Sefford cognomento Le Soper) recieving from them payment 100 shillings, in the presence of Eustace, the Archdeacon of Lewes. Speculation that Alwyn's high price was probably owing to the skill of the artisan as a soap maker> : from Sussex archaeological collections, pub.1849 Google Books snippet"
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- ‘le Sopere’ mentioned in East Sussex 1263, 1279, 1296, 1327 & 1332 & in West Sussex 1327, 1332 Google Snippet from ‘The Phonology of the Middle English dialect of Sussex’ pub 1951

Robert le Sopere mentioned 20 Oct 1285, Selsey : Sussex Archaeological Collections Relating to the History and Antiquities of the County, pub 1942 google books snippet : [Selsey had a habour an abbey & cathedral]

a Soper recorded in Taxpayers of Barcombe hundred in Sussex, May 1296 : This roll of a tax of an eleventh assessed on the inhabitants of the rape of Lewes, Sussex : scan for sale Theoriginalrecord.com

a Bricius le Sopper, Robto Sapier & Robto Saperton. recorded in, Villeins of Earl Warren, of Younsmere hundred, in Sussex, [tax return] May 1296 : scan for sale www.theoriginalrecord.com source

Ricro Sopere 1s 4¼d Village of Lamport, Hundred of Eastbourne. Sx; subsidy of 1296, The rape of Pevensey British History Online

Willmo le Sopere vilain, paid 2s 7½d 1 of 21 paying tax in Hundred of Yonesmer : [7 names had ‘le’ perhaps indicating jobs (Soaper) not surnames] : [Younsmere contained Falmer, Ovingdean & Rottingdene] : &
Martin Sopere paid 1s 9¾d in the Hundred of Bercomp : 'Sussex subsidy of 1296: The rape of Lewes', British History Online

Robertus Soper : Item eodem14s. Nos deliberavit at Robertus Soper de Grensted solvere 2s aput Santi Johannes baptistae, and the same afforsseyd Robert fayll at has day we to feche iij. The best kene that he hathe, by trewe kovinant made. [date?] : [ 'item eodem'=same place or time/ditto/next item; 'nos deliberavit'=we have decided?; 'solvere = to loosen / resolve?; John the Baptist Day=24 Jun (the longest day); 'iij'=3; 'Kene' only given as an adjective brave, keen or sharp {possbilby Robert to muster 3 men-at-arms?}; true covenant=contract; assume East Grinstead; perhaps saying Robert's behind on tax?]

John Sopere 2s 2d, village of Esshurst, hundred of Westgrenstede, rape of Bramber, Sx : ‘Sussex subsidy of 1327’ pub1910 : British History Online : [connection? a Sopers Lane now runs about 1½m E from Bramber & mentioned in 1445 (see base of page)]

Johe le Sopere paid 9d tax, village of Bedingeham, hundred of Tottenore, rape of Pevensey : ‘Sussex subsidy of 1327’ : British History Online

Johne Sopere 1s village of Westote, Hundred of Swamberg : Johnes le Sopere 1s ‘Taxator’, hundred of Swamberg : Isabell' Relicta Sopere 2s village of Baldesdene, Hundred of Iwonesmere : Robto Sopere 10d village of Preston cum Houa’, hundred of Walesbon : from Sussex subsidy of 1327, The Rape of Lewes : British History Online

Laurencio Soper paying 1s 2½d tax village of Radmeld, hundred of Holmestrowe, rape of Lewes : ‘Sussex subsidy of 1327’ : British History Online

Rico le Sopere 1s 6d, tax for village of Slyndon, hundred of Pageham, rape of Chichester. 'Sussex subsidy of 1327’ : British History Online

Rico le Sopere 6d village of Wollauiton & Berlauiton, Hundred of Rutherbrugg, rape of Arundel, Sussex subsidy of of 1327 : British History Online

Johne Sopere 8d village of Westout, hundred of Swamberg, rape of Lewes : from Sussex subsidy of 1332, The Rape of Lewes : British History Online

Stephen le Soper is recorded in the Subsidy Roll for West Grinstead, Sussex in 1332

Soper was engaged in exporting grain from Shoreham in the 1380s & importing ... : from The House of Commons 1386-1421 pub.1992 1381. Sussex poll tax Sussex Archaeological Collections p302 google books

John Soper m.Margaret Jardyn (c1407-) shortly before 1426, as his wife (age 21) dau & coheir of Thomas Jardyn* of South Mundham & Bowley, Sx, 'by his 2nd w., 1s'. wiki
: 1380 : In 1380s Soper exported grain from Shoreham & imported wine at Southampton. Served on Bramber jury, Nov 1398, witness on royal commissioners on affairs of exiled Thomas Mowbray, Duke of Norfolk wiki. Soper was MP for Shoreham 1399. On juries at Old Shoreham Jan 1397 & Bramber Aug 1403, both on property inheritance of late Thomas Buckingham. Evidently personally acquainted with him, as appeared 1407 as co-defendant with Buckingham’s heir at Sussex assizes. Soper arrest ordered to go to Chancery May 1407, probably connected with sale of salt from a Portuguese vessel captured at sea by Cornish & Devon men & brought into Shoreham harbour [CPR, 1405-8, p.354]. Soper witnessed conveyance, Jun 1408, Shopham in Sutton on behalf of John Vincent*. His own landed interests expanded, as some years later recorded tenant of property at Brighton or Piddinghoe, E.Sx & 1428 following deaths of his wife’s brother & mother, he acquired 'jure uxoris a moiety' of holdings in W.Sx of the former shire knight, Thomas Jardyn. The moiety later passed to his son, . [W. Sx RO, CP25(1)240/82/28] from parliament records; CPR, 1405-8, p. 354 [Bramber a port up R.Adure from Shoreham]
: ?assumed named Sopers Lane at Bramber [recorded 1643]
: 1385 John Sopere, was 1 of 7 who witnessed a deed, 30 Jun 1385, of Le More in Lodegereshale from William Howyk to John Stur : West Sussex Record Office: ref. Add Mss 38,564 www.a2a
: 1398 John served on Bramber jury, Nov 1398, on property inheritance of late Thomas Buckingham wiki
: 1399 John le Sopere & Robert Frye were Members of Parliament for Shoreham 1399. The first year of the reign of Henry IV source
: 1407 John of Shoreham, 1 of 9 people mentioned in a petition from John Pynell, merchant of Portugal, requesting that the king intervene regarding goods stolen from him in Shoreham by John Gascon of Fowley & his accomplices : [c1407] National Archives ref SC8/185/9210
: 1408 John Sopere, was 1 of 5 who witnessed a grant, 12 Jun 1408 , All lands, tenements, rents, reversions & services, with waters, fishings, moors, woods, plains, briars and mills, in Shobeham Shopham in Sutton, Waterisfeld Watersfield in Coldwaltham, Estwaltham Coldwaltham, Sutton and Bernham Barnham, by William Neel (& Pacchynge, Ingler, Askewyth) to John Vyncent : (witnesses Dautre, Strode, Haselyngbourne, Sopere & Morell) West Sussex Record Office: ref. Add Mss 12300 www.a2a

John Sopere 1 of 9 men who’s homages & services came with a property transfer between William Barlegh & 6 others 1411? : Feet of Fines for the County of Sussex: vol. 3 pub 1916 : British History Online [12 Henry IV]
: 1425 John Sopere, bailiff of New Shoreham witnessed, 7 May 1425 (with John Fromend, Adam Feratt, Richard Roger, Edward atte Gate; at New Shoreham) the grant from John Wrythere to William Yonge of 'Belclentesa' a building opp.St John's Chapel, New Shoreham : E.Sussex records Office ref DUN 35/1 www.a2a
: c1426or just before John m.Margaret Jardyn, wife under 21, but assume John in his 50's, if above is the same person (& not father/son);
- Thomas Soper son of John [from biog above; assume eldest as William's heir by 1428?]
: 1427 Margaret Sopere (c1406-?) age 21, wife of John Sopere (& her sister Beatrice, age 40, wife of James Knottesford) inherited the manor of South Mundham & Bowley, 1427-8 from brother John Jardyn (?-1426) [Chan. Inq. p.m. 6 Hen VI, no. 26] : from A History of Sussex: Vol 4: 'The Rape of Chichester' pub 1953 british-history.ac.uk
: 1428 following the deaths of John's wife’s brother & mother, he acquired 'jure uxoris a moiety' of the holdings in W.Sx of the former shire knight, Sir Thomas Jardyn. This moiety was subsequently to pass to his son, Thomas historyofparliamentonline.org
: ?1441 a John Sopere left 26s 8d by Sir Hugh Halsham 7 Feb 1441, bur.Virgin Mary Chapel, Westgrensted, Sx (a servant? It's about the smallest tier in 40 odd bequests) : source

John Sopere, was 1 of 7 who witnessed a deed, 30 Jun 1385, of Le More in Lodegereshale from William Howyk to John Stur : West Sussex Record Office: ref. Add Mss 38,564 www.a2a [see John ">above]

John le Sopere & Robert Fry, Members of Parliament for Shoreham 1399/1400. The first year of the reign of Henry IV source [see John ">above]

Soper, was a surname in Ashurst, Sussex in early 14th Century british-history.ac.uk Doc.18323

Soper a falconer to the Lord of Wiston. The farm of Hawkins-Soper, Ashworth Parish [3m NE Steyning] is said to derive it's name from him. The manor & farm has decended as Wiston. At Wiston, there is an old picture of the Lord going forth a-hawking, attended by an ancient man with a falcon on his fist, presumed to be Master Soper. : no date : [where's the picture?] from Compendious History of Sussex, repub.2009 : Google Books snippet : [connection? a Sopers Lane now runs about 1½m E from Steyning & mentioned in 1445 (see base of page)]

John Soper of Shoreham, 1 of 9 people mentioned in a petition from John Pynell, a merchant of Portugal, requesting that the king intervene regarding goods stolen from him in Shoreham by John Gascon of Fowley & his accomplices : [c1407] National Archives ref SC8/185/9210 : [see John above]

John Sopere, was 1 of 5 who witnessed a grant, 12 June 1408, All lands, tenements, rents, reversions & services, with waters, fishings, moors, woods, plains, briars and mills, in Shobeham Shopham in Sutton, Waterisfeld Watersfield in Coldwaltham, Estwaltham Coldwaltham, Sutton and Bernham Barnham, by William Neel (& Pacchynge, Ingler, Askewyth) to John Vyncent : (witnesses Dautre, Strode, Haselyngbourne, Sopere & Morell) West Sussex Record Office: ref. Add Mss 12300 www.a2a : [see John ">above]

John Sopere 1 of 9 men who’s homages & services came with a property transfer between William Barlegh & 6 others 1411? : Feet of Fines for the County of Sussex: vol. 3 pub 1916 : British History Online [12 Henry IV]
: John Sopere left 26s 8d by Sir Hugh Halsham 7 Feb 1441, bur.Virgin Mary Chapel, Westgrensted, Sx (a servant? It's about the smallest tier in 40 odd bequests) : source : [see John ">above]

John Sopere, bailiff of New Shoreham witnessed, 7 May 1425 (with John Fromend, Adam Feratt, Richard Roger, Edward atte Gate; at New Shoreham) the grant from John Wrythere to William Yonge of 'Belclentesa' a building opp.St John's Chapel, New Shoreham : E.Sussex records Office ref DUN 35/1 www.a2a [possibly Sopers Lane 1643] : [see John ">above]

Margaret Sopere (c1406-?) age 21, wife of John Sopere (& her sister Beatrice, age 40, wife of James Knottesford) inherited the manor of South Mundham & Bowley, 1427-8 from brother John Jardyn (?-1426) [Chan. Inq. p.m. 6 Hen VI, no. 26] : from A History of Sussex: Vol 4: 'The Rape of Chichester' pub 1953 british-history.ac.uk : [see John & Margaret ">above]

The manor of S.Mundham & Bowley, annual value 60s Kings land, held by John Jardyn who d.6 May 1426. Philip Gilmyn too the manor's issues to Sep 1427, Anne Jardun, John's widow took the manor's issues to 25 Feb 1428; His sisters & next heirs, Beatrice 40 wife of James Knottesford & Margaret 21 wife of John Sopere; Inquisition 28 Oct 1428; google books

Robert Sopere of Barton Mills, his will, 11 Feb 1439/40, to be buried in Barton Church, wife Elizabeth, son John (at school, hopes he’ll be a priest), 2nd son William. Left land & houses in Barton & Worlington : witnesses: Thomas Jerveys of Barton & Thomas Gardeyner

John Sopere recieved 26s 8p in the will of Sir Hugh Halsham, 7 Feb 1441. (To be buried at chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Westgrensted, Sussex). [Soper perhaps a servant as he received one of the lowest amounts of the 50 odd odd bequests. Hugh left money to churches of Horsham, Braborne, Possewyk & Stuley ] Medieval Kent Wills at Lambeth : source : [perhaps John & Margaret above]

Joan, widow of William Soper late of Barton Mills, Mildenhall ('Berton iuxta Mildenhale'), with William Pope & Richard Baghot, both of Mildenhale. These 3 people leased to Robert Wyse of Mildenhale. 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

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 3d : from a 1461 Court Roll of Little Barton (in Suffolk, owned by Bury St.Edmund's) : http://www.archive.org/stream/booksinmanuscrip00madarich/booksinmanuscrip00madarich_djvu.txt p179 'Books in manuscript' 1920

Robertus Soper had rent problems in Cowfold Churchwarden’s accounts [perhaps] 1478-9. On p18 “Item; eodem 14s nos deliberavit at Robertus Soper de Grensted solvere 2s aput Santi Johannes babtistae, & the same afforsseyed Robert fayll at hes day we feche 3 the best kene that he hathe, by trewe kovinant made. [assume, Robert failed to pay 13s rent & had 3 of his best animals confiscated – he paid-up the following year]
Robertus Soper of Grensted paid 14s 5d p.19 Cowfold Churchwarden’s accounts [perhaps] 1479-80 google books
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- Robertus Soper de Grensted solvere 2s aput St Johannes baptistae & Robert fayll at hes day we to feche 3 the best kene that he hathe by true covenant made in Cowfold accounts c1479? : Robert Soper paid 14s 5d to in Cowfold accounts c1479? :
- Robertus Soper 6s 8d & Robertus Soper of Grensted 6s 8dm - date ? [a 2nd Robert?] : Cowfold accounts 1481-2 Google Books snippet"

Robert Soper paid 6s 8d & Robert Soper of Grensted 6s 8d from 1481/2. Tax returns to the ecclesiastic ward of Cowfold, Sussex : Churchwarden’s accounts [either 2 Sopers or a duplicate entry] Google Books

Robert Soper attorney to deliver seisin [freehold] of lands & pasture on road between West Grinstead Church to Nuthurst : land of Joneslond & Littelfullers & land called Gryfynes: 30 Dec 1489 : [/signature??] : West Sussex Record Office, ref WISTON/1188 www.a2a

Thomas Soper, late rector of Mundham, [Chichester]. An edorsement on the bottom of a £6 bond saying it was for Soper's arrears. Bond 9 Mar 1499, from John Legard of Bosham, Sx (& wife Anne), Richard Treefford of N.Mundham, Sx, James Legard of Oving, Sx, all 3 husbandmen, Richard Moor of Chichester, yeoman - To; Thomas Goldstone, IV, prior of Canterbury Cathedral Priory; Soper's £10 bond voided if John pays the priory £6 in instalments of 20s. www.a2a [unless 'late' means he died, see Thomas Prior of Kings Langley, Herts, 1520 below]

Thomas Soper of Pakenham, Robert Sowter of Thurston, Richard Cobdock, Thomas Gambown & John Lauerawns all of Pakenham in transaction of 4½ acres of arable land, with Benedict Fordham of Pakenham, Richard Abell, John Bullok, John Lyenge and John Abell all iof of Thurston : 5 Apr 1516 : Pakenham Parish, Suffolk, ref FL614/2368/9/14/1 www.a2a
Thomas Soper & many other appear in a land transaction at Pakenham, 13 May 1517 (8 Henry VII) www.a2a
Thomas Soper, 26 Jul 1526. Involved in a land transaction the Town of Pakenham, Sussex between (i) John Cage, vicar of Pakenham. & (ii) William Clerk of Pakenham, Robert Cage, Peter Cage, Thomas Lyster, Thomas Soper, William Calabyr, John Barown, Thomas Sylton, Nicholas Baylham and Benedict Boxe of Pakenham. FL614/2368/9/14/5. & similar transaction for 5 acres 29 Jul 1529 www.a2a

Richard Soper & Elizabeth Soper, Sussex. British Chancery Records 1538-1544 : ancestry.com

Harry Soper 1 of 9 witnesses of freehold transaction of lands & tenements called Lytell Fullers & Jones Londe, in West Grinstead. From Richard Mychell, Thomas Pacchyng & John Pacchyng to Edward Lewkenor, Thomas Sherley, William Sherley & Michael Hycchecok, used by Thomas Cateryk: 30 Sept 1527 : Witnesses: Richard Arnold, Stephen Davy, William Hamys, Andrew Tavarnar, Harry Bacon, Harry Soper, Thomas Pyke, Stephen Pyke, jnr., Richard Grenfeld : West Sussex Record Office, ref WISTON/1190 www.a2a Vuedall/Soper Arms

Elizabeth Soper (dau & co-heir of Nicholas Soper of Southmondam*, Sussex) to Thomas Vuedall (?-1558/9) of Hameldon, Hants, (son of Thomas). They had son Anthony Uvedale of Hameldon. Pictured arms; top right (& left?) Uvedale family; lower left Soper; top left lower left Sydney [Thomas's brother Sir William Vuedall of Wickham m.Agnes Sidney of Sussex] source p.47 'Pedigrees from the visitation of Hampshire' Soper Arms : [*no www mention of 'Southmondam'; only one mention of 'South Mondam' (an 1868 birth, parents of Boxgrove, Sx, 2m NE Chichester, so speculate 'South Mundham' 3m SE Chichester? & Sopers had connection to S.Mundham)]

Thomas & ? bapt 2 children at Pyecombe; Cicely 1 Nov 1572 : Raulfe 11 Apr 1569 : from IGI

John Soper & Robert Soper on County Coroner's Jury 19 Jun 1577, at Ashurst : Richard Soper mentioned twice elsewhere in book, Google Books snippets from Sussex Coroners' Inquests, 1558-1603 pub.1996

Sooper v Mercer: Sussex. 1591-1596 : C 3/249/42
Sooper v Sooper, Godfrey and others : Court of Star Chamber, plaintiffs [assume Sussex from Sooper v Mercer, Sussex 1591] : STAC 5/S35/40 : National Archives

Richard Soper m.Elizabeth Lee of Westgrinsted, 9 Dec 1597 at Chichester Archdeaconry, Sussex; Boyd's Marriage Index & Sussex Marriage Licences, archive.org

Richard Soper v Agnes Boorer alias Soper. 'Ex pte' Cause: testamentary, will of Thomas Soper late of Wiston. Parish: West Grinstead. 21 Sep 1598 : West Sussex Record Office. Depositions from 3 people inc Mr Bond rector for 10 years at of WG [so presume some years earlier], a2a.org.uk [perhaps 1621 case]
; ? a Richard Soper Probate Inventory West Grinstead 4 Nov 1639 W.Sx www.sfhg.org.uk

Richard Soper alias Bradford, Stanmer, shepherd 2 Feb 1601, 3 Jul 1602; Calendar of Wills & Administrations, Court of Lewes Google Books snippet

Thomas Soper born 1618, married Anne Mitchell, 1 Oct 1640, Henfield, Sussex, Eng, their son Henry (c1640-1695/6), went to America & m.Sarah Wattles (c1644- ) in 1669 & had 7 children in NY State, [details of Henry Soper's family] : source

Richard Soper of West Grinstead. Case about churchyard repairs - John Awood & William Agate of Nuthurst, Churchwardens v Richard Soper : 16 & 30 June 1621 Deponents: Christopher Greene, Rector of Nuthurst, where he had lived about 7 years, born Bristol, aged abt 39 ; & John Poe age 60, lived Nuthurst 50 years a2a.org.uk ff.116v-117 & 118 : [perhaps 1598 above]

Hawking Sopers Farm at Ashurst: in the NW part of Bramber Rape that including Horsham. It existed in 1623 & in the later 18th C had 75 acres : from A History of Sussex (1994) british-history.ac.uk Doc.18323

Robert Soper, 30 May 1631 (William Palmer) :
John Soper, 17 Jul 1701 (John Ayling) :
Thomas Soper, 18 Jan 1759 (Mary Tanner) :
Thomas Soper, 10 Jun 1772 (Benjamin Kemp-Walls) :
John Soper, 25 Jul 1787 (Joseph Pankhurst) :
Jane Soper, 27 Mar 1788 (Elizabeth Soper) :
Richard Soper, 10 Jun 1788 (John & Mary Ann Hall) :
Thomas Soper, 23 Jun 1789 (James Martin) :
Abraham Soper, 19 Apr 1797 (William Puttock) : [see Abraham 1797]
John Soper, 17 Feb 1800 (Daniel Tayler) :
John Soper, 8 Jan 1811 (Mary Peircey & Charles Penikett)
A list of 'extra names connected' with a Sussex marriage : from www.sfhg.org.uk. Sussex Family History Group if you join (for £11 in 2005)

Richard Soper Probate Inventory West Grinstead 4 Nov 1639 W.Sx www.sfhg.org.uk

A Thomas Soper m.Anne Mitchell 1 Oct 1640 Henfield, connection? John Soper bpt.8 Mar 1656 at Horsham, to Thomas & Anis Soper

James Soper, John Soper, Thomas Soper, James Soper & Johnathan Soper in 179 men over 18 in West Grinstead, W.Sx signed Protestation Return 20 Feb 1641 source : [vowing to live & die Protestants wiki]

Jas Soper m.Ann Cripps, 1642 at Lewes Archdeaconry, Sussex; Boyd's Marriage Index

James Soper a record [assume his marriage] 4 Jul 1642 : Richard J S Crisp associated with the record [witness?} Sussex Marriage Index from SFHG

Sara Soper bpt 31 July 1644 to Jonathan & Susanna Soper at St Peter, Ardingly & their other baptisms St Peter
- Mary Sooper bpt.22 Feb 1645 at West Hoathly to Jonathan & Susannah Soper
- Mary Soper bpt.1 Jan 1646 &
- Richard Soper bpt.20 Jul 1647 to Jonathan & Sarah SoperArdingly : www.sussex-opc.org

James Soper had land called Chucke's & Jonathan Soper had land called Hilland, that was north of land called Botches, Manor of Bidlingtonin, West Grinstead, being conveyed between John Fagge of Wiston, esq. & John Ward, gent : 22 Aug 1655 & again 1661 : West Sussex Record Office, ref WISTON/1089-90 : www.a2a
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: 1641 a James Soper & 4 other adult male Sopers in West Grinstead
: 1661 James Soper's land mentioned as being next to a property called Swaynes, West Grinstead : 28 Oct 1661 : West Sussex Records Office ref WISTON/1096 www.a2a.pro.gov.uk : [a Soper Farm at W.Grinstead]

Anne Soper m.James Titchenor 18 Jun 1663, West Grinstead, West Sussex. : a Titchenor surname database

Mary Sopper 'of Bolney' m.Walter Michell, 24 Sept 1673, died 24 Sept 1716, buried 25 Sept, Bolney : from IGI

Robert Sopper occupied 18 acres of lands in Petworth ; 30 Sept 1677 : also Owen Laurence (10a), Thomas Gallers (26a) & William Hampton (36a) of Henry Holland (24a) :West Sussex Record Office. ref Mss 12382 www.a2a

Thomas Soper weaver 16 Oct 1684 Nuthurst; STCI/27 F.447 source West Sussex Probate Inventories

John Soper of West Grinsted, yeoman gave a mortgage to John Beard, by deed, 31 Oct.1685 - for £165 - a messuage or tenement called Landfords als Ford, with 90 ac. of land & 20 ac. of pasture, 6 ac. of meadow and ½ ac. of wood ground in Ashurst. John Soper assigned this deed to John Gratwicke, 9 June 1695 - ref SAS-BA/409 www.a2a

Mary Soper bpt.4 Oct 1685 at St Mary, Broadwater (by Worthing) to Goodman & Mary Soper source : [?connection to John & Sarah bapt at Broadwater 1695 & 6]

Thomas Soper, citizen & apothecary of London, leased the manor of Hoselands & Coghurst lands in Gesling, Wesfield and Ore, Sussex : [1-3m NE of Hastings] (with Anthony Bower from Nicolas Delves) 8 Nov 1687 : Archive of Frere and Co of London, solicitors : ref SAS-F/414 : www.a2a

Hawkin Sopers name of a messuage & 70a, occupied by Thomas Hane, in Ashurst; : 16 Jul 1689 E Sx Records www.nationalarchives : [also mentioned 1825]

John Soper & ? bapt 2 children at St Mary, Broadwater (by Worthing) : Sarah Soper 28 May 1694 : Elizabeth Soper 12 Dec 1697 source
? Soper wife of John bur 29 May 1694 St Mary [the day after above bapt] : & John Soaper bur.31 Jan 1715 St Mary, Broadwater (by Worthing) source
a John Soaper m.Ann Bishop 1 Oct 1695 at St Mary, Broadwater (by Worthing)
a Mary Soper 'son of John' bur.St Mary 17 Aug 1686 [the only 3 bur at church 1558-1895]

Robert Bix Sooper's daughter & late orphan Mary, recieved Orphans' Relief, before marrying Ichabod Typping, clerk : 6 May 1698 : solicitors archive, Lewes, East Sussex Record Office: ref. SAS-DM/157 www.a2a

John Soper m.Ann Jupp of West Chiltington, maiden, 13 Nov 1699 at Chichester Archdeaconry, Sx; Boyd's Marriage Index & Sussex Marriage Licences, archive.org
Ann Soper m.Thomas Morry, 1704 at Midhurst, Sx
Sar Soper m.James Beauchamp, 1716 at Lewes Archdeaconry, Sx;
Ann Soper m.Thomas Southton, 1719 at Lewes Archdeaconry, Sx;
Mary Soper m.John Bromfield, 1721 at Lewes Archdeaconry, Sx; all Boyd's Marriage Index

John Soper master took William Cowper, a poor child, as apprentice 23 Dec 1700 at Billingshurst ; Poor Law Record source

Thomas Soper, place Horsham; Reg Dist Bramber Rape; occupier 24 May 1705; poll register

James Soper b.1706 in West Grinstead, Sussex, I have traced my line back securely to this : [not vis p.records/igi] date : from John Soper : source

John Soper of Billingshurst, Sx, wheelwright; lease & release with bond 19 Apr 1706 from Nathaniel Tredcroft of Horsham, Sussex, gent; His stable in the 'vill' of Billingshurst, adjoining The King's Arms, & plot of 80 rods, formerly orchard, lately fenced off from the King's Arms garden, also the Goare Field; Consideration: £110. Surrey archive; John leased; 28 Sep 1707 stable, plot & Goare Field; to Samuel Greenfield of Billinghurst, yeoman. Consideration: £92 Sy a;

Abraham Soper (of Norton) m.Mary Martham, (of Cockfield) 21 Sep 1707 : Parish Registers for Woolpit, Sussex : source

John Soper, son of Richard of West Grinsted, Sussex a 'tay'lor apprenticed to Francis Cox of Linfield, Sussex, a weaver. Payment £6, 1712 [1/106] British Apprentice List, from BritishOrigins.com; scan

Thomas Soper occupied Great Ventures, a messuage, & 50 acres in Nuthurst. In the will of William Chambars, a cordwainer of Horsham, he left it to his children, to either morgage or sell. 1 Apr 1715 : West Sussex Records Office : SERGISON/1/3 www.a2a

Soper age 10 apprenticed to Thomas Smith 22 Jul 1715 at West Grinstead ; Poor Law Record source
: Soper age 9 apprenticed to Thomas Wolven 22 Jul 1715 at West Grinstead ; Poor Law Record source

John Soper, Gent of Billingshurst, Sussex 16 Jun 1716 prob 11/552 www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

John Soper of Billingshurst yeoman gave sureties at m.of JA ? [Soper??] yeoman batchelor & Jane Brooker of Billingshurst, maiden on 16 Jun 1701 archive.org

Mary Soper; a Church Commissioner's lease in North Curry Parish & Manor, 27 Feb 1716 : Somerset Record Service : DD\CC\B/113941 [see 1694, 1695, 1715 & 1716] www.a2a

Soper mention somewhere in batch of documents about 10 East St, Lewes, 1719-1891. The reference may be after the Deal Company built a house there c1790's, E.Sussex Records Office : ACC8745/6/1 www.a2a [see 1538]

child bur.26 Aug 1722 at Horsham, Sx ; father John Soopers : scan from non-conformist registers
: stillborn child bur.14 Nov 1722 at Horsham, Sx ; father John Soopers: scan from non-conformist registers
: John Sooper bur.27 Apr 1729 at Horsham : scan from non-conformist registers

John Soper, Rustington : Arundel: Settlement examination 25 Sept 1727 : 'add, apprenticed Francis Coe of Lindfield, weaver. Born in West Preston, Rustington' : W.Sussex Record Office ref.Par/8/32/4/1/202 www.a2a

Thomas Soper bur.1727 at Sussex : more details available from Non-Conformist bmdregisters

William Soper m.Ann Bunn, 29 Sep 1731, St Peter the Great, Chichester sussex-opc

John Soper, living in Henfield held a freehold at Henfield, Sx Electoral Poll of 1734 : source

John Soper master maintenance agreement for ? English 1740 at Henfield ; Poor Law Database source : [& again c.1830]

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

J Soper of Alfriston, Sx took J Humphrey age 15 as apprentice for 7 years, 3 Nov 1744. He resided with Soper in Alfriston til 9 Jul 1781 & then in a shop his master hired in Brighton [10m E] to 21 Sep, then served his master in Alfriston to 22 Sep. Then sent to master's father James Soper in Brighton to serve-out his apprentiship to 3 Nov 1781; 'Rex v Brighthelmstone' confirmed Humphrey & family to be moved to Brighton. Quoted as case law on poor law responsibility for paupers source : ['40 days settlement' often quoted, so was this shuffling to shift parish's responsibity?]

John Soper, weaver apprenticed Thos Mills, son of John, 11 Sep 1747 at Ludfield, Sussex; scan

Mill or Mills Soper m.Anne Dawes, 14 Apr 1755, at Bolney, bpt 2 children there : Bett 8 Jul 1757 & Sarah 14 Feb 1756 : from igi

Sarah daughter of Mill & Anne Soper [bapt?] 14 Feb 1756 p.109 : 1 of 8 snippets in The Parish Registers of Bolney, Sussex : 1541-1812 Google Books snippet

Thomas Soper m.Sarah Martin, 22 Jan 1784 (she was born 16 Oct 1758) at Henfield, [between Horsham & Brighton] : Martin Family website

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

John Soper appointed overseer of the poor at Bolney, 1761 ; West Sussex Records Office - ref. Par/252/37 www.a2a

James Soper m.Mary Pink 7 Feb 1764, Alfriston
- James bpt.16 Oct 1764 Alfriston
- Sarah bpt.17 Feb 1771 Alfriston; d.12 Apr 1791, age 20; bur.St Andrew church burial ground, Alfriston 'dau of James & Mary' [so alive?] : [monument on W.wall of N.transept. see right gravestonephotos.com]
: 1774 ?a J Soper of Alfriston, Sx took J Humphrey age 15 as apprentice for 7 years, 3 Nov 1774. He resided with Soper in Alfriston til 9 Jul 1781 & then in a shop his master hired in Brighton [10m E] to 21 Sep, then served his master in Alfriston to 22 Oct. Then sent to master's father James Soper in West Grisnstead to serve-out his apprenticeship to 3 Nov 1781; 'Rex v Brighthelmstone' confirmed Humphrey & family to be moved to Brighton. Quoted as case law on poor law responsibility for paupers source : ['40 days settlement' often quoted, so was this shuffling to shift parish's responsibity?]
: 1775 ?a James Soper, weaver apprenticed Joseph Humphry, Nov 1775 at Alfriston, Sx; scan
: 1781 ? James Soper snr in a West Grinstead? & James jnr weaving in Alfriston with a Brighton shop? : [3 generations of James? assumed from 1744 apprenticeship above]
: 1788 connection? (a Joseph Soper weaver, apprentiship agreement for Richard Turner 5 Jan 1788 West Grinstead; Poor Law Record sussexrecordsociety)
: 1796 ? James Soper (?-1796) [jnr?]; while residing at Alfriston, The Lord called & he seperated himself from the company of giddy youths, his gay intimates; He preached in chapel; Anecdote from JJ, his friend; James d.1796 at Alfriston; The Evangelical Magazine 1801 source
: 1801 ? James Soper, flaxman & Abraham Soper, stationer, both of Lewes were involved [sub-tenants?] in lease of E.part of Hither Fools Brook, 25 Mar 1801: a) George Wille timber merchant b) Francis Whitfield, banker; Thomas Woollgar; George Grantham, basket maker; William Verall, brewer : c) Abraham Soper : d) James Soper : all 'from Lewes' : [see Abraham 1788] : Bought property? 1797 above
: 1802 ? James Soper m.18 May 1802 in Sussex. J S Thomas Woolgar was involved, presumably as a witness : Woolgar Surname List, Sussex Family History Group.
: 1803 ? James Soper of Lewes, yeoman, & wife Elizabeth nee.Woollgar, spinster; Surrender of parcel of land called Leigh Coppice in Chailey, rent 3s. late Samuel Jordan's & theretofore Bennet's To the use of Henry Uridge of Fletching, yeoman : 7 Apr 1803; ref SAS-WG/586 : also a court case on 8 Jul 1803 'Presentment of a Surrender' by James Soper & Elizabeth & admission of Henry Uridge, Fine £10. www.a2a

Abraham Soper & wife Elizabeth; Steyning : Settlement certificate from Uckfield Poor Law Overseers. E.Sx Record Office, ref PAR496/32/1/30

Abraham Soper bpt 8 Jun 1767, Uckfield to Abraham & Elizabeth Thomson, [see J.Mcgraw's Thompson tree]. They m.4 Oct 1764, All Saints, Heathfield (Abraham 'of Heathfield' : An Abraham Soper m Susannah Barlow, 1793, St Edmund, Salisbury [pallots index] : [see biog 1788] : [connection? dau/widow? Elizabeth Soper marriage to Clement Lampriere, 15 Nov 1796, All Saints, Lewes]. Abraham/Susanna bpt John Stokes Soper 7 Feb 1794 & Maria 12 Apr 1797 at Lewes (baptist) :
John Stokes Soper m.Jane Colinborn Lesiter 4 Jun 1816 St Giles, Cripplegate & buried Golden Lane, City of London 1840 or 41 : The same 2 John Stokes Soper death dates are in bmd registers Apr>Jun 1840, Whitechapel & Jan>Mar 1841, Shoreditch [duplication or father/son?]

Soper's property, Soper must have once owned this farm : A building, barn & lands containing 20 acres called 'Sopers' in Westgrinsted, mentioned in a deed 1 Apr 1767 : Property called 'Soper's' also mentioned in 4 Jun 1784- ref SAS-BA/409 www.a2a

Soper's : Abstract of entries in Court Roll of the Manor of Laughton. Touching the copyhold tenements late Soper's 1770-1836. Archive of solicitors at Battle, E.Sussex Record Office ref SAS-RF/2/254 www.a2a

Richard Soper of Steyning, weaver had an illegitimate son born to Mary Cox (since deceased) but reduced his contribution towards lying-in from £3 10s [=70s] to 40s, and his payment per week from 2s 6d to 2s : 26 Apr 1770 : Bastardy Maintenance Order - Chiddingly Parish Council - East Sussex Records Office; ref. P292/17/6 www.a2a.pro.gov.uk : [son Richard Soper Cox, perhaps the bastardy fees were reduced because he raised the son?] : [Richard m.Jane Jarvis 1771]

James Soper m.Elizabeth Woolgar (1750-1813) S P (Elizabeth b. to Thomas Woolgar of Lewes & Elizabeth Gatland of Southerham - line extends to grgrparents) : from County genealogies, Sussex pub.1830 Google Books snippet

Richard Soper (1740-1838) m.Jane Jarvis 17 Oct 1771, Bolney, Sx (igi) : 11 children bpt Chiddingly Parish Church (igi) opc.org; Richard b.c6 Oct 1751; Jane (1783-1866) b.17 Jun Sussex
- Richard Soper Cox b.bef.1771 : [Richard Soper of Steyning, weaver had illegitimate son born to Mary Cox (since deceased) but reduced his contribution towards lying-in from £3 10s [82s] to 40s, & his weekly payment from 2s 6d to 2s : 26 Apr 1770; Bastardy Maintenance Order - Chiddingly Parish Council - East Sussex Records Office; ref. P292/17/6 www.a2a.pro.gov.uk] : [was the bastardy fees were reduced because he'd raised the son?] : [dropped 'Cox'? as '41cen 'Richard' 70-4 spinner with widowed mother]
- Sarah Soper bpt.31 Jul 1772 : d.youngish?*
- Anne Soper bpt.4 Feb 1774 : m.Wiliam Baker; a farmer, son b.Epsom, Sy; Willaim 67 widow '51cen below
- Mary Soper bpt.26 Dec 1775 :
- Elizabeth Soper> bpt.17 Aug 1777; '41cen with parents; '51cen 73unm fund holder at Middle Row, East Grinstead, Sx; will 1854
- Hannah Soper bpt.29 Mar 1779 Chiddingly : '41cen with parents; '51cen age 70unm at Cheam, Sy with bro-in-law
- Fanny Soper bpt.6 Apr 1881 Chiddingly; Frances m.Mr Davis (my grgrgrmother)*
- Jane Soper bpt.17 Jun 1783 Chiddingly. m.Richard Muggridge 2 Jul 1804 Heathfield, Sx; 15 children, '51cen at Deer Park, Catsfield, Sx; d.c1 Jun 1866 Battle, Sx, age 82 Muggeridge site
- John Soper bpt.21 Jan 1785 Chiddingly; probably died young, as a later John d.prob.unm, in his 20's
- William Soper bpt.Mar 1787 (b.14 Feb 1787) :
- Thomas Soper bpt.Nov 1788 (b.Nov 1788) : assume a wheelwright m.Mary; moved to Kent by '41cen; d.1873 age 85
- Sophia Soper bpt.15 Aug 1790 Chiddingly (b.11 Aug 1790) : d.youngish?*
- John Soper bpt.1794 Chiddingly (b.7 May 1794) : all from igi
: 1774 Richard Soper of Steyning with wife Jane & dau's Sarah & Ann; 27 Apr 1774 : Settlement Certificates : Chiddingly Parish Council : E.Sussex Records Office- ref. P292/9/46 www.a2a [so getting poor law relief? & not born there?]
: 1785 Richard Soper freeholder (living on his freehold) (£?) p.55 & Abraham Soper (p.204) freeholder (living on his freehold), East Sussex Land Tax, 1785? pub.1991 googlebooks snippets
: 1793 Richard Soper of Chiddingly, weaver & wife Jane (& six other couples) living in a dwelling called Woodgates Crofts, Chailey Green, Chailey (E of the churchyard). [10m NW] A privy of the above premises was accidentally built on John Martin of Stanton's premises; £2 2s compensation & proper cleaning of the cesspool. 20 Apr 1793 : a solicitor's archive at E.Sx Record Office. ref LAN/91 www.a2a 'I thought he remained in Chiddingly from 1792 settlement to 1838 death. So where doees Chailey come in?', from researcher Dianna O'Loughlin
: 1820 Richard Soper of Chiddingly, owned freehold house & land at Haylsham, (the occupier), voted for Walter Burrell & Edward Curteis; Sussex Election; & Richard Soaper mentioned in 'an account of the sussex election', held at Chichester, 13 Mar 1820; googlebooks
: 1821 Richard Soper, Jane Soper & John Soper on p.28 & Joseph Soper & Barbara Soper on p.30; on 1821 Chiddingly census index source
: 1827 Richard Soper, a new Chiddingly Poor House Governor, agreement from parish 1827, he'd take 25+ paupers at 3s 9d pw, covering board, lodging, washing, mending & clothing. For a woman's lying-in at birth 40s. In 1828 parish paid him 12s per funeral. His Dec 1830 contract was 3s 3d pw. (so £8 4s 6d pa to board a pauper; includes profit Soper would expect to make) : Book on Richard Lower of Chiddingly p.55 & p.75; (they paid £162 for 4 families to emmigrate 1830) source
: 1829 ?a Mr Soper's house, at or near Dicker, Sx [2m S Chiddingly]. George White's diary entry of 26 Aug 1829, went to winnow oats on a very wet day & went to Mr Soper's house, where they keep sacks (George 12 helping his father, a farmer of Muddles Green, Chiddingly, he died 17) dead link : [was he weaving sacking cloth?; Family had Dicker land 1838]
: 1830 Richard Soper occupied freehold house & land at Chiddingly; 1830 Poll Register for Pevensey Rape source
: 1832 Richard Soper at Chiddingly; 1832 Poll Register for 3rd Parliament of His Majesty King William IV sussex-opc
: 1838 Richard Soper (c1728-1838) "Sacred to the memory', d.23 Jul 1838, age 90 & wife Jane Soper who d.27 Mar 1846, aged 95 : Gravestone inscription, 'This venerable couple resided at Nash St, in this parish, who by perservering industry reared a numerous family' & were a pattern of conjugal happiness for seventy years; Headstone on East side of Chiddingly Church Yard [presume from picture, inside the church?] lost link
: 1838 R Soper died in his 90th year at Chiddingly, 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub.Portsmouth) 6 Aug 1838, from newspapers.bl.uk : [stone mistranscribed in 1862 publication p247 'Richard died 1858 in his 99th year']
: 1838 an Elizabeth [abt 6 acres in] Chiddingly Tythe Schedule 7 Oct 1838; House & garden 0 acres:1 rods:15 perches, [sq rod is ¼ acre wiki, seems rods & perches were the same size 16½ft?] hundred acres meadow 0:1:22; upper field (arable) 1:1:9; barn field (meadow) 1:2:39; orchard plot (pasture) 0:1:29; dicker field (meadow) 1:3:20 & cottage & garden rented to James Brook 0:0:16
: '41cen; Elizabeth 60-4 of independant means, at Nash St, Chiddingly, with Hannah 55-9 ind, Richard 70-4 spinner, Jane 90-4 ind. all b.Sx scan
: '51cen; Elizabeth 73unm fund holder at Middle Row, East Grinstead, Sx, b.Chiddingly, Sx; with John Wheeler 37 hair dresser b.Tonbridge Wells, Kt; Harriett 34 b.Rotherfield, Sx, Edwin 5, Elizabeth 4, Robert 2 all b.EG scan] : [connection? a Harriet Soper b.1816, presume m.John Wheeler 1841; see 1816]
: '51cen; Hannah 70unm housekeeper at Cheam, Sy [10m NE]; b.Chiddingly, Sx; sister-in-law with William Bakers 67 widowed, retired farmer b.Buswark?, Sx; & son William Jessee Baker 36unm brickmaker; b.Epsom, Sy scan
: 1854 Elizabeth Soper, spinster of Chiddingly, her will of 8 Mar 1854, ref;11/2188, available online from National Archives
: Dianna O'Loughlin, researching Dec 2002; dau's Mary (m.Ward) & Frances (m.Davis, my 3xgr grandmother) William Samuel Soper possibly the last child

James Soper occupied land at Grinsted, Bramber Rape as Freeholder of John Bottin of Henfield who voted for Peacbey in 1773 elections : from Election Results - transcribed by Google Books
- John Soper occupied land at Rotherfield, Pevensey Rape, the freehold owner John Stapley of Buxted, who voted for Wilson in 1773 elections :
- Thomas Soper occupied, owned freehold & occupied land at Henfield, Bramber Rape, voted for Peacbey in : In 1774 voters list google books

Richard Soper of Steyning with wife Jane & daughters Sarah & Ann - 27 Apr 1774 : Settlement Certificates : Chiddingly Parish Council : E.Sussex Records Office- ref. P292/9/46 www.a2a : [Richard m.Jane Jarvis 1771]

Thomas Soper, abode Henfield; Reg Dist Bramber Rape; occupier 1774; poll register

James Soper, weaver apprenticed Joseph Humphry, Nov 1775 at Alfriston, Sussex; scan

John Soper, apprenticed to Edward Kidd, collarmaker 8 May 1775 at Henfield, Sussex; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

Henry Soper, apprenticed to Charles Griffith, stener? 11 Oct 1778 at Cuckfield, Sussex; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

Philadelphia Soper bpt.31 Dec 1780, Wartling to Thomas Soper & Philadelphia. [A Philadelphia married Stephen Fox 8 Sep 1827 Hurstmonceux [igi]]

Joseph Soper m.Barbara Batehup 18 Nov 1783 West Grinstead (both of W.G.), witnesses John Pollard & Richard Stiles. Barbara (youngest of 7) bpt.6 Jan 1754 W.G, to Edward Beiteup & Jane Cobly m.21 May 1744 W.G.
- son? a Joseph Soper Baytup m.Jane Page 24 Apr 1795 Hellingly, Sx. age 21 (+?) potter of Hellingly, Jane 22 of Chalvington. Surety by Joseph & Thomas Guy, farmer of Chalvington.
- John Soper bpt.8 Aug 1784 West Grinstead

Thomas Soper m.Sarah Martin (1758-?) at Henfield [Sussex, nr Brighton?] 22 Jan 1784, from a 'Martin' web site [connection? Soper Estate 1799 & widow Sarah's will 1803, both Henfield]

Richard Soper freeholder (living on his freehold) (£?) p.55 & Abraham Soper (p.204) freeholder (living on his freehold), East Sussex Land Tax, 1785 ? pub.1991 Google Books snippets


Abraham Soper, b.Heathfield, m.
Elizabeth Thomson, 4 Oct 1764 at All Saints, Heathfield (Abraham 'of Heathfield')
: ?? : Abraham Soper & wife Elizabeth; Steyning : Settlement certificate from Uckfield Poor Law Overseers. E.Sx Record Office, ref PAR496/32/1/30
- Abraham Soper bpt to Abraham Soper & Elizabeth Thomson, 8 Jun 1767 Uckfield : presume the father & son below
: 1785 : Abraham Soper freeholder (living on his freehold), East Sussex Land Tax, 1785 (p.204) ? pub.1991
Google Books snippets
: 1788 : Abraham Soper of Uckfield, flax-dresser. 1 July 1788 : Grant of 30 perches of land, part of the waste of the manor adjoining the Windmill field in Uckfield belonging to Geo. Medley, esq. E.of the Uckfield - Lewes turnpike road : Part of Sackville, Earl of Thanet's will : E.Sussex Records Office ref SAS-DR/108 [presume the same land as in 1811]]
?Abraham Soper m.Susanna Barlow, 1793 at St Edmund, Salisbury, Wilts [pallots index] & bapt...
? - John Stokes Soper 7 Feb 1794 at Lewes (Baptist) &
? - Maria Soper 12 Apr 1797 at Lewes (Baptist)
: 1793 : Abraham Soper clerk to the distributor of stamps, assisted Elizabeth Marten widow to purchase 24 North St, Lewes, for £255, with William Marten linendraper, 8 Jun 1796. It was used by Soper as the stamp office possibly since it's morgage in 1793. On 24 Feb 1824 Abraham's widow Suzannah conveyed the house to John Webb Woollgar, gent : [As the house had several owners during this time, presume Abraham was the occupier] a2a.org.uk
: 1794 : Abraham Soper clerk to the distributor of stamps was using the house at 24 North St, Lewes, as the stamp office. He may have bought it with Amon Wild, 3 May 1794 & gave up his purchase to Elizabeth Marten, 8 June 1796 : 24 Feb 1824 the term created by the 1793 mortgage & vested in Abraham Soper was conveyed to John Webb Woollgar : East Sussex Record Office, ref AMS5733 www.a2a.pro.gov.uk
: 1794 : Mr. Soper of the Stamp Office, Lewes [presumably Abraham below] received a letter from James Cook, jun, of Seaford, concerning the volunteer corps - date: 25 May 1794 : Seaford Corporation Records for the Militia - East Sussex Records Office ref.SEA/498 www.a2a.pro.gov.uk
: 1795 : Abraham Soper of Lewes subscribed to "A History of Lewes & Brighthelmstone", pub.1795; Site on Provincial Jewery; www.a2a.pro.gov.uk
: 1797 : Abraham Soper of Lewes gent & W P were bondsmen at m 19 Apr 1797 at Lewes, of William Puttock of St Thomas in the Cliffe, nr Lewes, yeoman, batchelor, age 2 &upds & Elizabeth Stokes of St John, under the Castle of Lewes, Spinster, age 24 & upds p.347 : snippet from The Sussex Record Society, 1919 Google Books
: 1797 : Abraham Soper of Lewes, stationer & his trustee James Soper of Lewes, pattern maker bought for £603 : 10 Oct 1797, 11 West St, Lewes, a messuage, yard & garden, All Saints, Lewes, occupied by Thomas Goldsmith, (With right for Soper to share the privy on adjoining ground of Standley with occupiers of the 4 adjoining houses & use of the drain to the cesspool in yard of the house of Standley & use of the well in the garden of the house). Mortgage term assigned to William Cooper of Lewes, gent, in trust for Soper : 11 Nov 1797 Soper mortgaged the property for £300 to Thomas Allwork of Lewes, innkeeper : 6 Dec 1799 Soper sold for £110 to John Corner of Lewes, tailor, a messuage, yard & garden, All Saints, Lewes, occupied by Thomas Goldsmith. The plot was 11½ft x 36f, next property owned by Abraham Soper the elder www.a2a.pro.gov.uk
: 1799 : Abraham Soper went bankrupt & sold his estate in 1799. to Robert Dunn, including "a freehold garden, 114 feet x 58 feet near St Johns Church adjoining Church Field". By 18 Jul 1806 it was conveyed to Amon Wilds of Lewes, builder. ref HIL/6/29/2 [see Abraham 1802 below] www.a2a
: 1801 : Abraham Soper apparently bought a part of these properties in 1801 & sold it in 1806 (Eleven Acre Brook, Three Acre Brook, parts of Hither Fools Brook and Ades Brook in Southover, Lewes). These were 4 of 124 deeds in the estate of the Verrall family of Southover, brewers, in 1870 : ref AMS6306/1 www.a2a
: 1802 : Abraham Soper had a house in All Saints, Lewes that was next to a premises being mortgaged : 4 Feb 1802 : a solicitor's archive at East Sussex Record Office. ref LAN/96 [see Abraham 1799 above] www.a2a
: 1802 : Abraham Soper the younger of Lewes : Agreement, 20 Sept 1802 to convey lands belonging to George Grantham & Thomas Woollgar of Lewes : also abstracts of order made in Ct. of Exchequer, case of the King v. Soper 1805 (includes a plan of the brook)
: 1803 : >Mr Soper of Lewes [& 100's others] subscribed to book 'Poetical Scraps' by Thomas Rickman, pub 1803> source
: 1805 : Abraham Soper the younger, of Lewes, stationer, seized into His Majesty's Hands, by virtue of a writ extent London Gazette 16 April 1805 : auction to take place 5 June given 11 May, a substantial freehold house, several pieces of meadow land, garden ground & other premises at Lewes
: 1806 : Abraham Soper the younger late of Lewes, stationer, now a prisoner in the King's Bench Prison. Sale 'in trust to attend inheritance' Farther Fools Brook, part of Hither Fools Brook : 15 Dec 1806 : Guess from the Court of Exchequer, to Robert Monk of Icklesham, yeoman also involves the 4 men from from 1801 : E.Sussex Records Office ROB/2/2/6-12
: 1806 : Abraham Soper stationer & bookseller, formerly & late of Lewes, Sussex. 29 July 1806. Prisoner in the Kings Bench Prison, Surrey London Gazette 2nd notice 2 Aug : 3rd notice 5 Aug
: 1814 : ??an Abraham 47 brewers clerk of Knightsbridge, Lon sentenced 14y transportation for embezzling £200 1814 (but other Abraham's possible). He died 2 Jul 1817; Prison Hulk Register]
: 1820 : A Soper : Grantham's concerns about The Hide, Lewes: memoranda of ancient fences, fences to be maintained by Messrs W Verrall, A Soper, T Woollgar and S Dunston : nd [c1820]. Records of Fuller and Askew, Lewes, surveyors : ref ACC3412/3/580 www.a2a
: Abraham mentioned in 11p article, 'The Jews of Brighton 1770-1900', (based just on his name) source
presume connection to Hawkins & Sopers, Ashurst, subsequently altered to Hawkins Sopers : c1825 [assume land holdings?]


John Soper of Mayfield, farmer & JP were bondsmen at marriage, 25 Jul 1787, of Joseph Parkhurst of Burwash, Labourer, bachelor, age 21 & upds & Jenny Akehurst of Mayfield, spinster, age 24 & upds; [at S.M. dec] p.324 : snippet from The Sussex Record Society, 1919 Google Books

William Soper m.Sarah Coppard 8 May 1788 at Woodmancote (nr Hurstpierpoint) & bpt there, Elizabeth 20 Mar 1789 & Sarah 17 May 1791 : John bapt 19 Dec 1802 Westmeston [from igi]

Joseph Soper weaver, apprentiship agreement for Richard Turner 5 Jan 1788 West Grinstead; Poor Law Record sussexrecordsociety

Thomas Soper of Henfield, farmer & JM were bondsmen at m 23 Jun 1789 at Lewes, of James Martin famer of Henfield, age 37 &upds & Ann Southon of same, spinster, age 33 & upds : p.283 from Sussex Record Society, pub.1919 : snippet from The Sussex Record Society, 1919 Google Books

John Soper m.Frances Crossweller, 31 Jul 1792 St Nicholas of Myra, Brighton & bapt there, Frances Soper 28 Nov 1793 : [connection? a Frances m.Thomas Carter, 3 Jan 1831 at Falmer]

Joshua Soper, apprenticed to George Jerrad, carpenter 11 Jul 1792 at Brighthelmstone, Sussex; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

Richard Soper of Chiddingly, weaver & wife Jane (& six other couples) living in a dwelling called Woodgates Crofts, Chailey Green, Chailey (E: the churchyard). A privy of the above premises was accidentally built on John Martin of Stanton's premises; £2 2s compensation & proper cleaning of the cesspool. 20 Apr 1793 : a solicitor's archive at East Sussex Record Office. ref LAN/91 www.a2a 'I thought he remained in Chiddingly from the time of the settlement in 1792, until his death in 1838. So I wonder where Chailey comes in', from researcher Dianna O'Loughlin : [Richard m.Jane Jarvis 1771]

Soper was the 3rd of 10 owners of 11, West St, Lewes 1673-1916 A2A.org.uk [see Abraham]

Abraham Soper clerk to the distributor of stamps, assisted Elizabeth Marten widow to purchase 24 North St, Lewes, for £255, with William Marten linendraper, 8 Jun 1796. It was used by Soper as the stamp office possibly since it's morgage in 1793. On 24 Feb 1824 Abraham's widow Suzannah conveyed the house to John Webb Woollgar, gent : [As the house had several owners during this time, presume Abraham was the occupier] a2a.org.uk

Mr Soper Stamp Office, Lewes letter about the volunteer corps 25 May 1794 [presumably Abraham Soper see 1788]

Abraham Soper & Susanna, bapt John Stokes Soper at Lewes (Baptist) 7 Feb 1794 & Maria 12 Apr 1797 [see Abraham's baptism 1767]

John Stokes Soper b.7 Feb 1794 at (Baptist) All Saints, Lewes, Sx to Abraham Soper & Susanna Soper; scan from non-conformist registers : [John Stokes Soper m.Jane Colinborn Lesiter 1816 Cripplegate, Lon, a broker]

Maria Soper bir.12 Apr 1797 at (Baptist) All Saints, Lewes, Sx to Abraham Soper & Susanna Soper: scan from non-conformist registers

Abraham Soper a 'stamp office', 24 North Street, Lewes 1794-1796 : [see Abraham there 1797]

John Soper of Mayfield, yeoman, a warrent to vacate the conditional surrender of 3 Nov 1794 by Joseph Soper, 30 Oct 1795, Manor of Alciston : East Sussex Records Office
: John Soper a farmer at Crowborough Fair in Apr 1800, had his pocket picked by Thomas Watson, Thomas Harris & James White. Taking a pocket book containing £42 & a £200 bond. Sentenced at Glocester Assizes; 7 years transportation at Lewes 9 Aug : from The Times 12 Aug 9/746n : [see yeoman
1794]
: John Soper a farmer, of Mayfield replied to 'snow in the harvest is not a common things' said that snow fell near that place Friday morning last at Lewes; 25 Aug 1800; in 'Portsmouth Telegraph' pub.1 Sep, from newspapers.bl.uk : [see Joseph above] SAS/G20/356 www.a2a
: 1799 John Soper is next to a badly worn gravestone, almost certainly his wife dated 1799?. It has fine carving, perhaps of maids playing in an orchard; from 'Dead & Buried in Sussex'
: 1799 John is the presumed husband of a woman's grave perhaps dated 1799, as his grave is next to hers 7 he died a few years later, in his 60's. Her Headstone might depict maids playing in a field (co-incidentaly similar to Mayfield's current sign). But as presumably she was elderly & there was a tradition of death scenes on stones, she may have fellen from the tree or the docile horse (or it was a Garden of Eden scene)? Dead & Buried in Sussex p.76, pub.2007 google books
: 1805 John Soper, Mayfield, farmer : Bastardy bond binding Michael Bones, Mayfield, servant, & John Soper, Mayfield, farmer. Bound in £100 for the support of the unborn child of Elizabeth Penticost [Pentecost], singlewoman, by MB : 4 Jun 1805 : www.a2a ref PAR422/34/3/61
: 1809 John Soper, deceased : 4 Sep 1809; An estate divided in two. Land occupied by John Soper's executors was in each half 1) 32 acres, formerly part of Mayfield Place Farm, Mayfield & 5a land, the SW part of the Old Cricketing Field or Upper Broadfield [& properties of 5 others] & 2) 364a of Mayfield Place Fm & the ruins of Mayfield Palace there [picture 1795] : [3 others occupying this land] : The land also in 1813 marriage settlement of Mary Kirby, spinster, of Tunbridge Wells (late of Mayfield - her brother John vicar there) KIR/28/13 www.a2a

Joseph Soper of Hellingly, [1m N Hailsham] a potter, had the use of a messuage and 2 acres, in east of Dicker, Hellingly 'surrendered' to him by David Gurr of Horsebridge, Innholder, 12 Apr 1794. Manor of Alciston; E.Sussex Records Office; ref SAS/G20/348 ----- A year later Joseph Soper of Hellingly, a potter, conditional surrender to Samuel Cramp of Heathfield, a shopkeeper, for 50, of a messuage and 2 acres. 31 Aug 1795, Manor of Alciston : E.Sussex Records Office : www.a2a.pro.gov.uk -----3rd document - Manor Court ------John Soper of Mayfield, yeoman, a warrent to vacate the conditional surrender of 3 Nov 1794 by Joseph Soper, 30 Oct 1795, Manor of Alciston : [Dicker mentioned 1829]
Joseph Soper of Hellingly, a potter, conditional surrender to Samuel Cramp of Heathfield, a shopkeeper, for £50, of a messuage and 2 acres : 31 Aug 1795, Manor of Alciston : East Sussex Records Office : SAS/G20/351 [see John below] www.a2a

Soaper's Plot a one acre piece of ground, with barn & buildings, Worthing : 20 Aug 1795 : E. to the Homefield, S. to East Ln, N. to a house & garden of Mrs Albery & W. to the king's highway : part of lease between George, Earl Brooke, of Warwick Castle & John William Commerell of London : W Sussex Record Office. ref Mss 46180, 46181 www.a2a Elizabeth Soper bapt to Mr & Mrs Soper 3 Apr 1796 : www.sussex-opc.org : IGI says; bapt in Hurstmonceux

Abraham Soper of Lewes, stationer & his trustee James Soper of Lewes, pattern maker bought a messuage with yard & garden, 11 West Street, All Saints, Lewes, occupied by Thomas Goldsmith, 1 Oct 1797, On 11 Nov 1797 Soper mortgaged it for £300 to Thomas Allwork of Lewes, innkeeper. 6 Dec 1799 Soper sold for £110 to John Corner of Lewes, tailor property then occupied by Thomas Goldsmith (to thye East was Soper's messuage, formerly occupied by Sarah Stanley, widow & Daniel Hawkins and now by Abraham Soper the elder, W: messuage occupied by John Mason, N: piece of land occupied by Abraham Soper the elder : [see Abraham 1788]

John Soper is next to a badly worn gravestone, almost certainly his wife dated 1799?. It has fine carving, perhaps of maids playing in an orchard; from 'Dead & Buried in Sussex' [see yeoman 1794]
: John Soperis the presumed husband of a woman's grave perhaps dated 1799, as his grave is next to hers 7 he died a few years later, in his 60's. Her Headstone might depict maids playing in a field (co-incidentaly similar to Mayfield's current sign). But as presumably she was elderly & there was a tradition of death scenes on stones, she may have fellen from the tree or the docile horse (or it was a Garden of Eden scene)? Dead & Buried in Sussex p.76 pub.2007google books

Soper's Estate. An estate, Once called Otwell, then Red Oaks; then Chatfields; then Sopers; consisting of house & land called Cutlers, house & land called Fayshies, & cottage called Cutlers Brook, all later part of Browns Farm. All in Henfield : Land tax redemption certificate 1799 : West Sussex Record Office ref Mss 45959 www.a2a [see John Soper, Henfield 1803] : [connection? widow Sarah of Henfield 1801]

Abraham Soper went bankrupt 1799 : [see Abraham 1788]

John Soper was attorney to Samuel Wickens of Rotherfield [E.Sx], tanner (re surrender of land to pay tax?) 23 Apr 1800 : E.Sussex Record Office ref AMS 2056 www.a2a

John Soper a farmer at Crowborough Fair in April 1800, had his pocket picked by Thomas Watson, Thomas Harris & James White. Taking a pocket book containing £42 & a £200 bond. Sentenced at Glocester Assizes; 7 years transportation at Lewes 9 Aug : from The Times 12 Aug 9/746n : [see yeoman 1794]

John Soper a farmer, of Mayfield replied to 'snow in the harvest is not a common things' said that snow fell near that place Friday morning last at Lewes; 25 Aug 1800; in 'Portsmouth Telegraph' pub.1 Sep, from newspapers.bl.uk : [see yeoman 1794]

Sarah Soper, widow, of Henfield. Her will of 21 Apr 1801, ref;11/1356, available online from National Archives [connection? a Thomas/Sarah marriage 1784] : [connection? Soper Estate 1799]

James Soper, flaxman & Abraham Soper, stationer, both of Lewes were involved [sub-tenants?] in lease of E.part of Hither Fools Brook, 25 Mar 1801: a) George Wille timber merchant b) Francis Whitfield, banker; Thomas Woollgar; George Grantham, basket maker; William Verall, brewer : c) Abraham Soper : d) James Soper : all 'from Lewes' : [see Abraham 1788] : Bought property? 1797 above
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James Soper m.18 May 1802 in Sussex. J S Thomas Woolgar was involved, presumably as a witness : Woolgar Surname List, Sussex Family History Group.
: James Soper of Lewes, yeoman, and Elizabeth, his wife (late Elizabeth Woollgar, spinster) Surrender of a parcel of land called Leigh Coppice in Chailey, rent 3s. late Samuel Jordan's & theretofore Bennet's To the use of Henry Uridge of Fletching, yeoman : 7 Apr 1803 : ref SAS-WG/586 : also a court case on 8 Jul 1803 'Presentment of a Surrender' by James Soper & Elizabeth & admission of Henry Uridge, Fine £10. www.a2a : [James Soper m.Elizabeth Woolgar (1750-1813) see]

Abraham Soper in All Saints, Lewes 1802 : [see Abraham 1788]

Joshua Soper, carpenter apprenticed Samuel Soper, 2 Jun 1802 at Keathfield, Sussex; scan

John Soper, an occupier, Pevensey, 23 Jul 1803. A sale of Stunts Marsh & Chilley Marsh (55 acres) : other occupiers William Packham, John Soper, Richard Maynard & John Rose : www.a2a ref AMS5430/203 : Springett Family records at E.Sussex Records Office

Mr Soper of Lewes [& 100's others] subscribed to book 'Poetical Scraps' by Thomas Rickman, pub 1803 source : [assume see Abraham 1797]

John Soper, harness maker, Henfield, Sussex 1803-1819 : account book at West Sussex Record Office. Ref Add Mss 45163 , NRA 38063 Martin : from Historic Manuscripts Commission [see Joseph above] also www.a2a : [probable connection to Soper's Estate, Henfield 1799] : [his will 1819?]

Soper & Penfold's coach left the Crown Inn, Lewes at 9am, returning from King & Queen, Brighton, 8pm. The Kendal & Quartermaine's coach worked the reverse way [c1804] : ["the old coachmen on coastal routes turned a more or less dishonest penny by conveying contraband to customers"] : from Brighton & it's Coaches, pub.1894 source

Mary Soper b.c1805 Uckfield, Sx; m.Robert Watts (c1801-) pattern maker '61/'71cen b.Lewes, Sx; 7 children; source; Watts tree

James Soper, of Lewes, administration letter 2 Sept 1805 ref IR 26/318 nationalarchives.gov.uk [available online]

John Soper, Mayfield, farmer : Bastardy bond binding Michael Bones, Mayfield, servant, & John Soper, Mayfield, farmer. Bound in £100 for the support of the unborn child of Elizabeth Penticost [Pentecost], singlewoman, by MB : 4 Jun 1805 : www.a2a ref PAR422/34/3/61 : [see yeoman 1794]

Abraham Soper in King v Soper 1805 : [see Abraham 1788]
Abraham Soper the younger, of Lewes, stationer, seized into His Majesty's Hands, by virtue of a writ extent. Auction 5 Jun 1805, a substantial freehold house, several pieces of meadow land, garden ground & other premises at Lewes : London Gazette 16 Apr

Ann Soper, a relief order 21 Apr 1806 wife of William Soper, private in the Dorset Militia, substitute for Thomas Thompson of Poole, and their child Ann (17 months) : Parish of Lewes, St John sub castro : www.a2a ref PAR412/36/1/1 : more relief paid 22 Nov 1895 when another child William Soper was 4 days [other payments see 1810 & 19 Feb 1811 when James Soper was 1 month old]

Abraham Soper, formerly & late of Lewes, Sussex, Stationer & Bookseller. 29 July 1806. Prisoner in the Kings Bench Prison, Surrey London Gazette 2nd notice 2 Aug : 3rd notice 5 Aug : [see Abraham 1788]
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Abraham Soper the younger late of Lewes, stationer, now a prisoner 1806 : [see Abraham 1788]

Jane Soper & John Soper were left £50 & £20 in will of their uncle Thomas Siffleet of Newick, Sussex, gent 7 Dec 1806. The children of his brother-in-law Thomas Soper, deceased : Jane had married Heath : No mention of Mrs Siffleet (the ex Miss Soper), presume deceased. His farm in the parish of Chailey & several properties left to it's occupyer, nephew Thomas Siffleet & his nephew's sons : source [Newick 10mN Lewes, Chailey 8mN]

Thomas Soper apprenticed to Wm Burgess, wheelwright; 8 Oct 1806 at East Hoathly, Sussex; scan

Thomas Soper m. Mary Smith 14 Jul 1806, Hurstmonceux, children bapt there :
- Mary 26 Mar 1809 :
- Ann 11 Jul 1813 : ?
'41cen 25-9 a dressmaker at Highham, Herstmonceux
- Sarah 30 Jul 1815 :
- Susannah 19 May 1825 [IGI] : ['41 census Ann & Mary with children Eliza & Thomas]

John Soper, farmer, of Mayfield. His Will of 31 July 1807, ref;11/1465, available online from National Archives : presume connection, see 1809

Joseph Soper was occupying Uckfield lands of Thomas Maryon Wilson of Charlton House, Kent, These were to the S & W of a medow being leased from TMW to Alexander Cameron : 25 Mar 1807 : Archive of the Maryon-Wilson Family of Searles in Fletching : East Sussex Records Office : ref AMS/2745 www.a2a : [?a Joseph Soper, innkeeper of Tunbridge Wells, Kent, dealer & clapman (traveling sales) bankrupt 1816 his interest in several pieces of land at Uckfield & Tunbridge Wells sold by assignees]

Joseph Soper, one of 680 freeholders of Sussex, signed a petition to The High Sheriff of Sussex, 1809 : Rootsweb.com

Samuel Soper m.Barber Tester 1809, Uckfield. dau Harriet Soper m.Job Arlett [my gggrandparents, from Jan (Mrs J B McFarland), NSW Aust Rootsweb's Sussex Forum]
: [connection? a Samuel, baker in Uckfield, Sx 1828-40 & Chelsea by '61cen]
- Stephen Soper b.c1823 Uckfield; 1m prison Uxfield 1839; '41cen labourer 24; 6m for counterfeiting 1844; 1846 7y transportation; 1y prison Westminster 1854; killed age 45 bar argument, Westminster 1868 (d.Jul>Sep 1868 Chelsea, age 45)
- Barbara Soper b.c1818, Uckfield; '51cen dressmaker at Chelsea, '61cen 43unm, ruff? maker
- - Eliza Soper b.Jul>Sep 1843, Chelsea, Lon, dau of Barbara
: connection? a Samuel b.1824 Wickfield [Uckfield], also in Chelsea '61cen 37 master shoemaker with wife Jane; [but not vis '41/'51/'71/'81cen]
: connection? a Richard b.1824 Uckfield, Sx, also in Chelsea '51cen; '61cen 37 painter with wife Harriet
: 1828 connection? ?a Samuel baker at Uckfield 1828 Pigot's Directory; Same entry in Pigot's 1833, 1839 & 1840 : from Weald Site :
: 1838 wife Barbary Soper d.Jan>Mar 1838, Uckfield
: ?'41cen Samuel 55-9 carpenter j. [journeyman?] at 31 Blenheim St, Chelsea, St Luke, Stephen 24 labourer, Barbara 20-4 none b.M.sx with [household head?] Henry Brooker 45 & Maria Brooker 35-9
: '51cen; Barbra Soper 31unm dressmaker at 2 Athur St, St Luke, Chelsea, M.sx; b.Uckfield, Sx; dau Eliza 7 b.Chelsea, M.sx scan : (14 in property)
: ?'61cen? Samuel 73 widowed carpenter, head at St Luke, Chelsea, Lon; b.Chiddingley, Sx & son Stephen 35 a married labourer; b.Uckfield
: '61cen Barber 43 head, a rufs? maker at 19 Arthur St, St Luke, Chelsea; b.Uckfield, Sx; no others in household
: '61cen Eliza 17unm nursemaid, at 3 Argyll Rd, Kensington St Mary Abbott; b.Chelsea; servant to John Hayes 36 surgeon dentist, b.London, wife, 6 children aged 1-12, a visitor & a housemaid
: a Samuel d.Oct>Dec 1870, Chelsea, age 83
: '71cen Barber 50 head, 'widow' dressmaker at 25 Blenheim St, St Luke, Chelsea; b.Uckfield, Sx : scan ; heading 3 other households in property; a nurse & dau, a mason & family 4 young labourers/mason; scan [also b.Uckfield in Chelsea; Joseph 50 a shoe maker & Thomas 43 hall porter & wife Mary : also a Mary unm annuitant at Islington ; also John 62 & wife Prudence collector at Brighton]
: '81cen Barber Sopher unm tailoress 64 at 29 North Row, London [off Marble Arch] ; b.Uckfield, Sx, ass to tailor, Richard Hustwaite 61 unm b.Gt Ouseburn, York & lodger Elizabeth Clinton 70 unm, 'needle' b.St George, Lon
Barbara Soper (c1817-1881) d.Oct>Dec 1881, Kensington, Lon, age 64

Joseph Soper 1 of about 800 signatures of Sussex freeholders & inhabitants, June 1809, petitioning parliament not to continue with a public meeting to discuss proposed legislation. It would 'inflame & misled the minds of the people & disorganize the state, at a period when utmost unanimity is required to preserve our existence as a nation' : source

John Soper, deceased : 4 Sept 1809 : An estate was divided into two. Land occupied by John Soper's executors was in each half 1) 32 acres, formerly part of Mayfield Place Farm, Mayfield & 5a land, the SW part of the Old Cricketing Field or Upper Broadfield [& properties of 5 others] & 2) 364a of Mayfield Place Farm & the ruins of Mayfield Palace there [picture 1795] : [3 others occupying this land] : The land also in 1813 marriage settlement of Mary Kirby, spinster, of Tunbridge Wells (late of Mayfield - her brother John vicar there) KIR/28/13 : www.a2a : see John Soper of Mayfield, yeoman 1794 : presume will see 1807

Ann Soper, a relief order 17 Dec 1810 wife of William Soper, private in the Dorset Militia, substitute for Thomas Thompson of Poole, & their child Ann Soper 6, William Soper 4 : Parish of Lewes, St John sub castro : www.a2a ref PAR412/36/1/3 : More relief paid 1 Jan 1811 & 19 Feb 1811 when another son James Soper was 1 month [more relief, see 1806]

Mary Soper b.c1810 Uckfield, Sx, d.1902, never married
: '51cen ??a Mary Sofer/Sope? 39unm head, dress maker at 11 Lion St?, Newington, Lon (Surrey); b.Sy : [not vis '41cen]
: '61cen Mary 51unm housekeeper at 6 Alfred Terrace, Holloway Rd, Islington St Mary, Lon; b.Winfield, Sx in houshold of Sophia Higgins 76 landed proprietor & fund holder, b.Mile End, M.sex & gen serv Charlotte Syler 52 b.Holborn, Lon
: '71cen Mary annuitant 61, b.Uckfield, Sx; visiter at 24 Belle Vice Villas, Islington with Augustius Edwin 74 unm superannuated clerk b.Westminster, housekeeper 67, cook 53 & housemaid 22 :
scan
: '81cen Mary 71unm at 16 St Georges Rd, Lon; b.Uckfield Sx; lodging with Mary & Mary E Middlebrook 62 & 39, widowed mother & unm dau, dressmakers
: '91cen Mary 81unm living on own means at 20 Almeric Rd, (St Stephens), Battersea, Lon; b.Metfield, Sx; lodging with William Bennett widower 46 clerk, 5 children 5-16 all b.Lon & mother-in-law Hannah Farmer 69 widow, living on own means, b.Suffolk; scan
: '01cen Mary 91unm at 32 Munster Rd, Fulham, Lon, b.Uckfield, Sx, aunt, in 4 rooms with Robert Day 56 widower, messenger board of trade, Brompton, Lon; Edith Day 27unm dressmaker b.Chelsea, Lon; Nellie Day 22unm housekeeper, domestic b.Notting Hill, Lon, & boarder Daisy Sidney 23 b.Fulham; scan [*?an Eliza m.Robert Day Jan>Mar 1868, St George Hanover Sq, Lon]
: Mary Soper (c1810-1902) d.Jan>Mar 1902, age 92, Fulham, Lon
: *Eliza Soper m.Robert Day, a servant, m.at St George, Hanover Sq, Westminster, both unm, of Chapel St; fathers John soldier & James Day, carpenter, witnesses Joseph Alfred Leggett & Ellen Whyman scan

Abraham Soper of & wife Elizabeth : 'an admission' : 20 Jun 1811: of William Winn of Maresfield, charcoal burner, - on surrender by Abraham - to a messuage, garden & orchard containing 30 perches of new assert land at Ridgewood in Uckfield : E.Sussex Records Office records of Manor of Framfield ref SAS-DR/110 [presume the same land as 1788]

John Soper, deceased, lately occupied part of Mayfield Place Farm, on the site or ruins of the ancient Palace or Mayfield. The property mentioned in the marriage settlement of Mary Kirby, sister of the vicar of Mayfield, 12 Jul 1813 - E.Sussex Record Office ref.KIR/28/13 www.a2a : [see 1809]

Edmund Sopp of Petworth, farmer, took a bond from Edward Upfold of Haslemere, Surrey for £70, 1815 : W.Sussex Record Office ref PHA/10,662 : [see 1830, possible death] www.a2a

Soper's property : One of the properties in an estate left in the will of John Borrer, senior, of Ditchelling, gent : 3 Mar 1815 was a house with garden, stable & buildings called 'late Sopers' in Ditchelling holden, Ditchelling : ref SAS-WG/200 www.a2a

Robert Soper m.Harriet Leggatt 12 May 1816 at St Peter the Great, Chichester, Sx

Thomas Soper Leah Maplesden 29 Apr 1816, Ashurst, Kent : children
- Harriet Soper bpt.17 Oct 1816 Rotherfield : (m.John Wheeler (hair dresser) 15 Feb 1841, E.Grinstead [Jan>Mar bmd]); '71cen 3 kids b.EG
- Naomi Soper bpt.20 Jul 1818 Rotherfield :
- Aleonora Soper bpt.23 Mar 1820 Rotherfield :
- Sarah Sawyer Soper bpt.29 Feb 1824 East Grinstead
[igi]
: 1836 Harriet Soper & Sarah Soper to recieved £50 when they reach 21. In the will of Samuel Maplesden of Rotherfield, auctioneer, 17 Mar 1836, 'the children of my deceased daughter Jia (?)'. Will proved 5 July 1837 : www.sussex-opc (executors; Crittall, Elphick : witness; Barclay, Tompsett & Gold)
: [a Thomas b.Nov 1788 Chiddingly to Richard & Jane, m.1771
: 1844 ?a Sarah Soper, for stealing 15yds cotton print at Rotherfield, [Sx], property of John Langridge; 4m hard labour at Epiphany Quarter Sessions, Sussex; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 8 Jan 1844, from newspapers.bl.uk

Mr Soper once owned a property in Manor of Framfield, Sx : a House (called Booth) & barn with 16 acres of land, inc 8 acres was cleared woodland for cultivation (assart). These deeds were transfered 1818, but Soper held the deeds 4 owners earlier : "Messuage, barn, garden, orchard and 6½a bondland of the yard of Booth in Framfield. New assart land called Clippers (1½a) 4a new assart [grubbed-up] called Estrays (abuttals) 4a called Rowread of the yard of Wickersham All late Rideout's, before Harts, before Soper's and before Miller's of which John Arkcoll died seized" www.a2a

Henry Soper (c1806- ) 13, one of 11 boys (11 adults & 4 girls) in St Johns parish Poorhouse, Castle Banks, Lewes on 11 Jun 1819 leweshistory

John Soper a saddler of Henfield. His will 22 May 1819 prob 11/1616 nationalarchives
: John Soper a collar maker of Henfield, Sx; [described in will as a sadler] : from his 1819 Bank of England Will Extract, ref: 11 K-Z; Registered 26 May 1819; died possessed of £517 1s 7d 4% @ 87% = £450 6s 6d. Will 28 Nov 1818 attested by 3 witnesses; sworn under £1,500; appointed William Stanford & James Martin the younger executors to whom probate was granted at Doctors Commons 22 May 1819; to William Stanford & James Martin share £517 1s 7d annuities & any other stock held [stock transfered 11 Dec 24] scan: [see harness maker's accounts 1803]

A Soper : Grantham's concerns about The Hide, Lewes: memoranda of ancient fences, fences to be maintained by Messrs W Verrall, A Soper, T Woollgar and S Dunston : nd [c1820]. Records of Fuller and Askew, Lewes, surveyors : ref ACC3412/3/580 www.a2a [see Abraham]

Richard Soper of Chiddingly, owned freehold house & land at Haylsham, (the occupier), voted for Walter Burrell & Edward Curteis : Sussex Election 1820. Google Books snippet
Richard Soper Pevensey Rape 'h&l' [house & land?] Chiddingley occupied plot himself vote 'AB' Sussex Election Poll of 1820 http://www.pbnpublications.com/pdf/PBNEast_Sussex_Poll1820.pdf
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- Richard Soaper mentioned in 'An Account of the Sussex Election', held at Chichester, 13 Mar 1820 : GoogleBooks : [Richard m.Jane Jarvis 1771]

John Sopp & his wife suggested as caretakers for the vicarage at Kirdford, Sx : May 1821: West Sussex Record Office. ref. PHA/8676 www.a2a

John Soper a shopkeeper of Wivelsfield, Sx [S of Haywards Heath]. Will Register 21 Mar 1822 ref: Prob 11/1655 nationalarchives : Available online from

Jane Soper of Broadwater m.Edward Braby of Amberly at St Mary, Broadwater (by Worthing), 26 Nov 1822 at Broadwater by Worthing; (witnesses James Blunden & Elizabeth Simmons Braby) : source : [at same church, a John Soaper m.Ann Bishop 1695]

John Soper m.Rachel Coleman : Marriages at Hollington Church (Church in the Wood) 1822-1834 by people resident on the America Ground, nr Hastings : rootschat [see marriage Rachel Coleman 1834]

'Sopers Platt' was a piece of land formerly belonging to the Booker family & known as Gills, then an arable field. A mansion called Warwick House in Worthing was built upon. According to an affidavit of Thomas Burden of Worthing, farmer, aged 73, 2 Dec 1825 : West Sussex Record Office ref Mss 46126 [so perhaps this was over 50 years earlier?] [presume the 1 acre Soaper's plot, Worthing, 1795?] www.a2a Hawkins & Sopers, at Ashurst [subsequently altered to Hawkins Sopers : c1825 : West Sussex Record Office : www.nationalarchives.gov.uk : [a land holding, assume not connected to Abraham Soper of Lewes & Daniel Hawkins 1788 as Hawkin Sopers mentioned 1689]
Hawkin Sopers 75 acre farm with messuage, barn & buildings in Ashurst : West Sussex Record Office www.nationalarchives

Richard L Soper bur.1828 at Kent : more details available from non-conformist bmdregisters

Mary Soper m.Robert Watts, 9 Jul 1825 Brighton, Sx 7 children all b.1827-50 Brighton; Tasker Family website

Richard Soper b.c1826 at Uckfield, Sx or Metfield, Sx; family not vis; a butcher in Chelsea, Lon '41cen : ['51cen Richard 25 butcher & Harriet 32 at Chelsea, Sx]

Richard Soper, a new Chiddingly Poor House Governor, agreement from parish 1827, he'd take 25+ paupers at 3s. 9d. pw, covering board, lodging, washing, mending & clothing. For a woman's lying-in at birth 40s. In 1828 parish paid him 12s per funeral. His Dec 1830 contract was £8. 4s 6d pa per pauper (includes profit Soper would expect to make) : Book on Richard Lower of Chiddingly p.55 & p.75 : [parents? Richard m.Jane Jarvis 1771]

Jane Soper m.James Garrett 22 Oct 1828, St Nicholas of Myra, Brighton sussex-opc

Thomas Soper (1828-?) Private nr.1248 4th Light Dragoons (Queen's Own) 1846-50; born Uckfield, Lewes, Sussex, c1828; butcher 5ft 7½in, brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion: Attested age 18y ; took oath Hounslow 30 Mar, for 6y & paid 2s 6p; Enlisted a bounty of £5 15s; sworn at Heston [Hounslow, Lon] 31 Mar: Service 31 Mar 1846-10 Jun 1850 + 14d [assumed added to get home] (4y 86d): Found unfit by medical board for furthur service 19 Jun 1850; An inguinal kuptihe of large size frequently causing down for which he waers a truss with benefit. But as he cannot drill? without much pain... so is brought forward for dsischarge, his compalaint appears to arise from a constitutional origin, not from any accident; : Discharge at Island Bridge, Dublin, from 4th Regt 10 Jun 1850; residence Arthur St, Chelsea, age 22y 2m; [so b~Apr 1838]; Purch retd 26 Nov 1869 army record : [a Thomas Soper (c1828) in '61cen at 14 Chesnut Place, Woolwich, Kent a police constable 33 b.Uckfield, Sx, Emma W 32 Tom J 7 : In '71cen (c1828) a hall porter 43, Chelsea, Lon with Mary H 44 & Tom J 17] : bapt Tom James Soper to Thomas & Emma (Wall), Deptford, 13 Nov 1853

Samuel Soper a baker at Uckfield 1828 Pigot's Directory : same entry in Pigot's 1833, 1839 & 1840 : from Weald Site : [a Samuel married Uckfield 1809]

Mr Soper's house, at or near Dicker, Sussex. George White's diary entry of 26 Aug 1829 said he went to winnow oats on a very wet day & went to Mr Soper's house, where they keep sacks (George was 12 & helping his father, a farmer of Muddles Green, Chiddingly, he died aged 17) dead link : [?a Richard m.Jane Jarvis 1771]

Edmund Sopp & William Knigh demised, following this, Declaration of ejectment of John Barnes from messuage, shop, garden & orchard in Billingshurst which was sold : 1830-4 ; W.Sussex Record Office ref PHA/10,671 : [see 1815] www.a2a

Frances Soper spinster m.Thomas Carter widower 3 Jan 1831, St Laurence, Falmer; both of Falmer; witnesses Alsehurst, Thomas ? & Sarah ? sussex-opc

John Soper master maintenance agreement for William Shoulder c.1830 at Henfield ; Poor Law Database source : [& again 1840]

Thomas Soper of East Grinstead voted for George Darby; 3rd Parliament of William IV, from 'East Sussex 1832'. List of Registered Electors with Votes, pub.1832
: Richard Soper of Chiddingly voted for Herbert Curteis Google Books snippet : [parents? Richard m.Jane Jarvis 1771]

John Soper m.Prudence Peircey 5 Mar 1832 Hove, Sx: John b.c1809 Uckfield, Sx; Prudence b.c1811 Brighton
- John Soper b.14 Mar 1833; bpt.19 May at Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, North St, Brighton;
scan; bur.18 Apr 1834 at Hanover Chapel General Burial Ground (Independent), Brighton; from Upper North St scan from non-conformist registers
- Elizabeth Soper bur.7 Aug 1834 age 13 days, at Hanover Chapel General Burial Ground (Independent), Brighton; from Upper North St [so assume dau] scan from non-conformist registers
- John Soper bur.20 Aug 1835 age 2 days, at Hanover Chapel General Burial Ground (Independent), Brighton; from Upper North St [so assume son]; scan from non-conformist registers
- Samuel Henry Soper b.25 Jan 1837; bpt.23 Apr at Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, North St, Brighton; scan; m.Mary Ann Phillis Ames 1860; m.Katherine Elizabeth B Polak, Brighton 1892 : [started Soper's Drapery Emporium, Brighton]
: [connection? a John Soper at marriage of Charles Penikett & Mary Peircey, 8 Jan 1811, witness?]
: 1833? John as a lad, drinking in a pub?, innocent of giving a young arsonist a match, 1833?
: 1837 ironmonger, 1 of 9 tradespersons appointed by Poor Law Guardians for the a qtr 1837; (perhaps to supply workhouse?)
: 1838 John, witness for Mr Packer, baker of Upper North St in court 1838 for unpaid rent; "I'm on very good terms with him, there's a family connection between us" (Anne Packer a niece '61cen, but no Soper/Packer m.in bmd)
: 1838 John Soper, & Charles Watts of Brighton, ironmongers; bankruptcy meetings 1838 & dividends to be paid 20 Aug 1839
: '41cen John 30-4 ironmonger at Windsor Terrace, Brighton ('Brighthelmstone'); Prudence 30-4; Samuel 4 all b.Sx; also Capt William Flood 35-39 ind[depandant means not b.Sx, Anthony Flood 4, Jane Harrison 15 servant not b.Sx & Frederick Blaker 20-24 ironmonger b.Sx scan] : [Brighton House? 1847] : [a Capt Flood, government inspector, Mallow, Ireland 1847 & in Index of Obituary Notices 1882]
: '51cen John 42, ironmonger at 5 Windsor Terrace b.Uckfield; Prudence 40; Samuel H 14 telegraph clerk, both b.Brighton (& gen serv Lucy Shrivell? 19 b.Brighton
scan) : [Windsor Terrace built c1830, source; Not vis now; A 2 story terrace now opposite 10-32 on N side of Viaduct Rd source; But 1867, implys it became 22 Queens Rd & they didn't moved (or barely) in 50+ years]
: 1856 - John Soper of 4 Windsor Terrace, Brighton : qualified to vote due to owning freehold of 5 Windsor Terrace [his home '41cen, '51cen & 67] 1856 Electoral Roll, Brighthelmston scan : [current 22 Queens Rd, image right] current 22 Queens Rd, Brighton
: '61cen John 52 agent & collector at 22 Queens St, Brighton; b.Uckfield & Prudence 48 b.Brighton & niece Anne Packer 19unm, job none; b.Brighton; scan
: 1867 son? a Samuel Henry Soper was a linen draper in North St 1867]
: 1867 John commmission agent, 22 Windsor Terrace. Queen's Rd : Kelly's 1867 Directory for Brighton with Hove & Cliftonville link
: '71cen John 62 collector at Queens Rd, Brighton, b.Uckfield & Prudence 59 collector's wife b.Brighton & servant Prudence Parker 22unm b.Brighton; 14 boarders, unm male drapers assistants 18-32 scan
: '81cen John 71 retired ironmonger at 22 Queens Rd, Brighton; b.Uckfield, Sx; Prudence 68; sister Ann Brown 64 widowed housekeeper both b.Brighton; with 12 male drapers assistants, boarders 17-26; scan
: 1886 John d.8 Apr 1886, accountant of 22 Queens Rd, Brighton; died Queens Rd; will Lewes 10 May 1886 to Samuel Henry Soper of 78 to 83 North St, draper, son & sole executor; estate £220; from Probate Calender, scan]
: '91cen Prudence 78 head, at Brighton; b.Brighton
: 1893 Prudence d.3 Jan 1893, widow of Queens Rd, Brighton; probate Lewes 6 Mar 1893 to Samuel Henry Soper; estate £1,361 9s 9d; from Probate Calender, scan : (Prudence (c1813-1893) d.Jan.Mar Brighton, age 82) : [??but son Samuel Henry had d.1892]

a Soper pops up briefly in history in 1833, as 'a lad' drinking in a beer house at 6pm. He gave George Wren, a pauper at the Uckfield Poor House, a touch paper to light his extra long church warden's pipe. It did not work, so he gave 9 or 10 more. They tried one in the beer house's fire. Later a haystack near Wren's workhouse was set on fire & his boot prints identified. ; Wren guilty. Judge deciding if to inflict death penalty - Judgement later; death without hope of respite; from The Times 20 Dec 31/761n. & 'Royal Cornwall Gazette' 29 Dec : [Soper's statement sounds iffy? perhaps came close death decision too : a candidate? a John Soper b.c1809 Uckfield, '61cen]

Gregory Soper (c1799-1888) bpt Stockalionstand, Con; m.Charlotte Shrubs, 8 Oct 1833 St John the Baptist, Westbourne. & bapt 5 children there (igi)
- Mary Ann Soper bpt.7 May 1837, (?a Mary Ann Soaper d.Jul>Sep 1842) both Westbourne, Sx
- Charlotte Soper bpt.2 Dec 1838 b.Oct>Dec 1838, (?a Charlotte Soaper d.Jul>Sep 1842) all Westbourne
- Louisa Soper bpt.27 Sep 1840, (b.Jul>Sep) (?a Louisa Soaper d.Jul>Sep 1842 what happened; an epedemic?) all Westbourne
- William Rundle Soper (1843-1891) bpt.17 Sep (b.Jul>Sep), Westbourne; W 'Rundell' S d.24 Mar. age 47, Northampton
- Charles Nicholas Soper, 'Nicholas' bpt 10 Aug 1845, (b.Jul>Sep) : m.Harriett ne Carver
1891 all Westbourne
: '41cen Gregory 40-44 blacksmith at Prinstead, Westbourne, Sx not b.Sx; Charlotte 30-4; Mary 4; Charlotte 2; Louisa 9m, all b.Sx; scan
: 1848 connection? a William Rundle Soper b.Jul>Sep 1848 & assume d.Oct>Dec 1848, both Plymouth, Dev
: '51cen Gregory 53 blacksmith at Westbourne, Sx b.Stockalionstand, Con; Charlotte 48; William 7; Charles 5 both scholar, all b.Westbourne, Sx; scan
: 1851 Gregory, blacksmith at Prinstead, Westbourne 1851 PO directory
: '61cen Gregory 62 blacksmith at village of ?Plieston?, Westbourne, Sx; b.Stockelems Sand; Charlott 57; William 17 blacksmith & Nicholas 15 under carter/ag lab all b.Westbourne scan
: '71cen Gregory 72 b.Stockclun Islend, Con, wife Charlotte 67 & Charles N 25 both b.Westbourne, Sx scan
: 1873 Gregory Soper of Prinstead, Sx owned 11 acres, 0 rods, 3 perches, est.rental value £43 10s; Return of Owners of Land, 1873 source : also William Soper of Prinstead, owned 4a 18p, est.rental value £23 : [?William Rundle Soper (1843-1891)]
: 1879 William R Soper patient from 14 Mar 1879 Sussex [County Asylum, St Francis Hospital, Haywards Heath source institution, Sussex, discharged, not improved 12 Aug 1889; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan
: '81 Gregory 82 a retired farrier at Westbourne, Sx. b.Stockalionstand, Con, Charlotte 78, son Charles W 36u gen lab both b.Westbourne; scan
: 1888 Gregory Soper (c1799-1888) death registered Westbourne Jan>Mar 1888, age 89
: 1888 Gregory Soper d.11 Feb 1888, of Prinstead, Westbourne, Sx; d.Prinstead; will Principle Registry 9 Mar 1888 to Richard Ernest Twine wheelwright of Prinstead, & Digery Bate of 29 Langdon St, Kings Rd, Chelsea, M.sx, joiner; two of the exectutors; estate £555 18s 2d; from Probate Calender, scan
] : [Gregory (c1799-1888) death registered Westbourne Jan>Mar, age 89]
: 1889 William Rundell Soper pauper patient from 12 Aug 1889 [date he left previous Sx asylum] Berrywood [Asylum, Northampton wiki], Northants. He died there [1y 7m later] 24 Mar 1891; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan [d.Jan>Mar 1891, age 47, Northampton RD]
: '91cen Charlotte 89 widow, living on own means at Smarts Ln, (Southbourne), Westbourne, Prinstead, Sx; Charles N 45unm fisherman both b.Prinsted; scan : [William R not vis '91cen]
: 1892 Charlotte d.17 Mar 1892, widow of Prinstead, Westbourne, Sx; probate Lon 1 Apr 1892 to [son] Charles Nicholas Soper; estate £253 14s 9d ; from Probate Calender, scan
: '01cen Charles 55 ag lab
: [father? a Gregory Soper, (c1766-1852) b & d Stoke Climsland m.Susanna]
: connection? a Mary Rundle Soper b.1804c Stokechurch, Cornwall, m.Edward Bate 1828, Linkinhorne, Cornwall?
: connection? a Thomas Rundle Soper (1811-1892) d.1892 Arat L A, Australia, age 81 source
: connection? a Thomas Rundle Soper bpt.2 Jun 1850 St Margaret, Angmering to Thomas & Elizabeth Emma source (igi)

Charles Soper m.Barbara Weeks 17 Sep 1833 at St Nicholas of Myra, Brighton [Charles, flour dealer of London Rd 1840]
: '41cen Barbara 30-4 a corn chandler [merchant] at London Rd, Brighton with Susannah Wood 40-4 independant means b.Sx : [ a Charles d.Brighton Jan>Mar 1839 & Jul>Sep 1839] : [Barbara not vis '51cen; & no d. or m.vis bmd]
Charles Soper bur.6 Feb 1839 age 3, from 115 London Rd; bur at Hanover Chapel General Burial Ground (Independent), Brighton : scan from non-conformist registers
Charles Soper bur.6 Jul 1839 age 28, from 115 London Rd; bur at Hanover Chapel General Burial Ground : scan

Jane Soper bur.1833; John Soper bur.1834; Elizabeth Soper bur.1834 at Sussex : John Soper bur.1835; William Soper bur.1838; Charles Soper bur.1839; Joseph Soper bur.1842; Henry Soper bur.1844; Emma Jane Soper bur.1847; William Soper bur.1854 : all Non-Conformist; more details available from bmdregisters

Richard Soper the younger, late of the Parish of Chiddingley, Sx, weaver & farmer, of the poor of the said parish; from The London Gazette 1834, page 1186 [parish not vis as on p-revious page] source

Trayton Thomas Soper (c1805-?) m.Ann Coates, 5 children bapt East Grinstead; Henry 13 Jul 1834; Elizabeth b.1837; Barbara b.1839; John b.1841; James Roberts 'Soaper' b.1847 William 28 b.1850: [Trayton Thomas Soper m.Ann Coates Wheeler, 1830 Tonbridge, Kt]

John Soper m.Rachel Colman 14 Nov 1834, Hollington, Sx; John a baker b.c1807 Herstmonceux
- Elizabeth Grace Soper b.c1831 Herstmonceux; dressmaker; m.Ruben Walter m.Oct>Dec 1882 Newton Abbott, Dev; (a coachman b.Buxsted, Sx)
- George Soper b.c1836 Herstmonceux : [
'81cen a George b.Hurstmonceaux with Ann, pedlars/travellers at Cranbrook, Kent]
- Sarah Soper bpt.29 Jul 1838 Herstmonceux [b.Jul>Sep 1839 Hailsham dist] dress maker; '01cen 61unm with sister Emily Shadwell, ?d.1920, age 83
- Emily Soper bpt.28 Nov 1841 Herstmonceux [b.Oct>Dec 1841 Hailsham] dress maker; m.William Shadwell Jul>Sep.1874 Hailsham dist (a farmer); d.1930, age 88
- Thomas Soper b.c1845 Herstmonceux not vis; m.Jane Emily Caesar Jul>Sep 1874, Lambeth
: '41cen John 30-4 baker, at Gardner St, Herstmonceux; Rachel 30-4 dress maker 30-4, George 5, Sarah 2 (all b.Sx), Mary Holland 15-9 fs, Elizabeth Coleman 10, Ann Holden 15 app dress maker scan
: '51cen John 44 baker at Gardner St, Herstmonceux, (Hailsham dist), Sx; Rachel 45 dress maker; George 15 home; Sarah 12; Emily 9; Thomas 5 all scholar all b.Herstmonceux; with Ruben Walter 23 son-in-law coachman b.Buxsted, Sx & dau Elizabeth Walter 20 dressmaker b.Herstmonceux scan
: '61cen John 56, labourer at Drummers Hall, Herstmonceux, Rachel 56; Sarah 22, Emily 19 both dress makers, Thomas 16, groom, all b.Herstmonceux, Sx; also house 3 servants Phillis Asbby 17 b.Withyham, Sx & Caroline Kempsh 19 b.Horsham, Sx scan
: '61cen son? George 25unm labourer at railway station living at Naggs Head Inn, Hastings, Sx (St Mary Magdalen); b.-, Sussex : in household of William Cole 53 innkeeper, wife & general servant, with 8 male lodgers, mostly labourers on railway scan
: 1868 Rachel 63 d.Oct>Dec.1868 Hailsham : [John's death not vis in Sx]
: '71cen Sarah 31unm & Emily 29unm dressmakers at Windmill Hill, Herstmonceaux, Sx scan
: '71cen assume? Thomas (c1846-?) no job listed 25, visitor at 8 Otway Terrace, Westow Hill, Norwood, St Mary, Lambeth; b.Sx; with Henry? & Mary Caeser, 71 labourer b.Sy & 47 b.Hants, children 13 & 25 & other visitor Emili Goater? 17 book keeper scan
: '81cen ?a John Soper 71unm, pauper, biscuit maker; b.Wartling, Sx; at "Hailsham Union Workhouse", Hellingly, Sx; theweald.org; {120 paupers there, many b.Warting - nr.Herstmonceux} scan : [only other mention of Wartling {N of Pevensey} was Philadelphia Soper bpt.1780, Wartling to Thomas Soper & Philadelphia] : [??'unm' here, but he was a cook; why not vis '71cen?; no John d.vis Sx bef.'81cen]
: '81cen Sarah 41unm sister-in-law, dressmaker at Midland House, Hurstmonceux, in household of William Shadwell 33 his wife Emily 38 & dau Ellen 5 all b.Herstmonceux, Sx; scan
: '81cen Thomas 32 bird dealer at 9 Lower Kennington Ln, Lambeth, Sy; b.Herstmonceaux; Jane E b.Croydon, Sy
: 1886 ?a John Soper (c1810-1886) d.Apr>Jun 1886, Brighton, Sussex, age 76
: '91cen Sarah 50unm self employed dressmaker sister-in-law at Milland Fm, Church Rd, Hurstmonceaux with William Shadwell 43 farmer; wife Emily 47 & Ella 15 all b.Hurstmonceaux; scan : Wm Shadwell m.Emily Soper 1874 Hailsham
: '01cen Sarah 61unm at Buttons Farm, Mayfield (St Dimstead); b.Hurstmonceaux, Sx at Mayfield, Sx, with sister's family William Shadwell 54 farmer, wife Emily 58, dau Ella 25 b.Hurstmonceaux; scan : ['11cen not vis]
: ?a Sarah Soper (c1837-1920) d.Jul>Sep 1920, Hailsham reg dist, Sx, age 83 : Emily Shadwell d.Jan>Mar 1930 Hailsham, age 88

Mrs Soper arrived from Brighton, at Berers Hotel, Berners St (also Rev & Mrs J Clay & Rev & Mrs W Robinson from Gr Warley, Ex). In fashionable arrivals section; in 'The Morning Post' (pub.Lon) 11 Apr 1835, from newspapers.bl.uk

parents not established yet m.bef 1804
- William Soper b.c1804 Harrington?/Brighton?; m.Eliza Realf* bef.
1835
- Trayton Thomas Soper b.c1805 Heathfield Sx; m.Ann Coates Wheeler 1830, Tonbridge, Kt; d.1883
: [connected only as their sons were cousins in '61cen John 19 cheesemonger; sister Barbara Soper 21 both b.E Grinstead; mother Ann C Soper 56 b.Tonbridge, Kt; cousin Frederic Soper 22, mechanical dentist b.Brighton, Sx]
: [Traytons used by 3 others as a Sussex 1st name in '41cen : Trayton Funnell b.1801 Cliffe, Trayton Jenner b.1806 Chiddingly & Trayton Smith b.1806 Brighton] : [no connection? a Trayton Slatter Soper bpt.1807 Hadlow, Kt (d.1809) to John & Obedience 1806 Kt]

William Soper m.Eliza Realf* bef.1835; William b.c1804 Harrington?/Brighton? parents m.bef 1804
- Edwin Soper b.c1835 Brighton [from '61cen] : printer; m.Emma Brigden 1861; d.1870, Lambeth, age 36
- Joseph Soper b.1836, Harrington; '51cen carriage fitter; m.Frances Maria Dawes 1860 Brighton railway clerk; d.1906, Lewisham, age 71
- William Soper [assumed family] b.1837; from 116 Edward St; bur.19 Jul 1838 age 1y 4m at Hanover Chapel General Burial Ground (Independent), Brighton; scan from non-conformist registers : [William b.Jan>Mar 1838 & d.Jul>Sep 1838, both Brighton]
- Frederick Soper b.10 Aug 1838 (b.Jul>Sep); m.Anne Robinson 1863; '11cen 72 denture maker (emp'er) Battersea
- Eliza Soper b.Jan>Mar 1840; & d.Jul>Sep 1848, both Brighton; bur.23 Jul 1848 age 8y 0m (from Surrey St) at Hanover Chapel General Burial Ground (Independent), Brighton : scan from non-conformist registers
- William Soper b.11 Mar 1842 (b.Jan>Mar) : ironmonger's ass; m.Isabel Churchill 1880; ?d.1906, age 64 Steyning reg dist
- John Soper b.27 Jun 1846 (b.Jul>Sep) : paper bag mfr; m.Fanny Wheeler 1879 & of Soper & Wheeler stationers; d.1925 Steyning reg dist
- Mary Realff Soper b.Jul>Sep 1848 Brighton] : '61cen shop waiter 12; m.William Wheeler Apr>Jun 1877, Brighton [bag mfr & partner to brother John]
: '41cen William 35-9 clerk at North Gardens, Brighton ('Brighthelmstone'), Eliza 25-9, Edwin 7, Joseph 5, Frederick 3, Eliza 1, all b.Sx scan : [N.Gdns S of Brighton Stn, assume births here & so this area called 'Harrington'? though not vis www]
: bpt 4 children (not Edwin & Joseph) , all on 3 Sept 1848, Brighton (igi), all b.Harrington, Sx [their dau died Jul, age 8]
: '51cen William 47 clerk in foundry ('15.11'?) at 18 Surrey St, Brighton, (St Peters), Sx; b.Harrington; Eliza 40; Edwin 16 printer; Joseph 15 carriage fitter; Frederick 12; William 9; John 4; Mary Realff 2 all day scholar, all b.Harrington, Sx scan
: 1854 ?a William Soper d.Jan>Mar 1854, Brighton, Sx
: *'61cen ?an Eliza Soaper 50 widow, at Brewers Yard, Storrington, Sx; b.Storrington [8m NW Brighton] in household of widowed mother Mary Realf 76, b.Lon; scan; ('71cen not vis, d.not obvious; '81cen??an Eliza in Croydon, Sy but b.Dev)
: '61cen Edwin 26unm painter at 29 Terminal Rd, Brighton; William 19 ironmonger's ass & John 14, printer all unm & b.Brighton Sx, also lodger Emma Brigden 20unm dress maker b.Brighton?, Hants?; scan [Edwin will m.Emma Jul>Sep 1861]
: '61cen Joseph 25 railway store keeper's clerk & servant , son in law & Maria 24 at 12 West St, Brighton & Mary Soper 12 [sister] waiter in shop, all b.Brighton; in household of Joseph's in-laws Hugh Mackay 59 baker (empl 2) b.Scotland; Maria Mackay 55 b.Lon; servant William Omer 22 baker b.Lon; lodger Mary Pallet 34unm governess of school, b.Kent (not at home); scan
: '61cen Frederick 22unm mechanical dentist b.Brighton, Sx; cousin with John 19 cheesemonger; sister Barbara 21 both b.E Grinstead, Sx; mother Ann C 56 b.Tonbridge Kt; also boarder Jane E Ward 18unm shop assistant b.Whitechapel

Henry Soper & Frances Grynyer m.7 Oct 1835, St Nicholas of Myra, Brighton
- Henry Soper b.Oct>Dec 1839, Brighton; stationary engine driver [Henry m.Laura Dinah Ann Markham
1864]
- Jane Soper b.Apr>Jun 1846, Brighton; '61cen a nurse maid in Brighton; m.not vis; a Jane d.Apr>Jun 1863 Brighton
: '41cen Henry 30-4 shoe? maker, Upper Gardiner St, Brighton ('Brighthelmstone'), Sx b.?, Fanny 30-4, Henry 2 both b.Sx; with David Karfurs? 41 shoe maker, Barbara Karfurs? 30-4 & George Hands 25-9 [neighbours shoe & harness makers & labourers]
: '51cen Henry 45 cabinet maker at 22 Kings St, Brighton '51cen, b.Reyssies?, Sx; Frances 40 upholsterer; Henry 11; Jane 5 both scholars all b.Brighton scan & scan2
: '61cen Henry 55 paper hanger at 23 Robert St, Brighton; b.Clayton, Sx Frances 50, an upholsterer b.Brighton (11 in 4 households in property); scan
: '61cen Henry 22 unm labourer at 59 Pimlico, Brighton (St Nicholas); b.Brighton; lodger in household of Harriet Gibbs 37unm; 3 unm lodgers John Coby 67, widow; Leonard Alsopp 45 b.Maresfield, Sx & Alfred Coby 22, both unm, other 3 b.Brighton, all 4 labourers; scan
: '61cen Jane 15 nurse maid b.Brighton in household of William Butcher 33 chimney sweep b.Pattington, M.sex: wife Esther & 4 children 2m-11 scan
: ??a Henry Soper d.Apr>Jun 1865, Brighton : no Frances d.vis
: '71cen Henry 31 head railway fireman at 2 Ebenezer Cottages, Pomeroy St, Hatcham, Deptford, St Paul, Kent; b.Brighton, below 2nd household in property; Elizabeth Ludlow 56 widowed annuitant b.Billwyn? Herts, widowed dau Elizabeth Colley & 2 Grdchildren 2 & 10m b.Brighton

James (c1810-1883), m.Harriett (b.Horsham) bef 1835
1808-10 - James b.(Northam?) Lewes, Sx (his death & '61cen gained him years) & assume m.Harriett abt.1835
- Jane Soper b.c1829, Horsham; from death 4 Oct 1851 below; seems surname Harding '51cen
- James Soper b.c1835, Horsham; '51cen game keeper 16; labourer m.Esther Barnett
1856; m.Maria Boyland 1871 Brighton; postman m.Emily Colman 1882 Horsham
??a - William Soper b.Jan>Mar 1838, Brighton, Sx
- Alfred Soper b.Apr>Jun 1840, Horsham, Sx; an Alfred d.Apr>Jun 1848, Horsham
: '41cen - James Soper 30-4, waiter at Upper East St, Horsham, Harriett 30-4, James 5, William 3 & Alfred 1 (with Harding family) scan & scan2 [Alfred b.Apr>Jun 1840 & a death registered Apr>Jun 1848 Horsham (bmd)]
: '51cen - a James Sofer 41 servant butler at Stradsett Hall, Stradsett, Norfolk; b.Lewis, Sx; Harriet Sofer 44 cook & butlers wife; James Sofer 16 game keeper both b.Horsham, Sx; 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
: Jane Soper dau James & Harriet of Horsham, Sx. In loving memory of; who d.4 Oct 1851 aged 22 years.'Be ye also ready'; Grave in churchyard Stradsett St Mary, SW Norfolk source; [was she Jane Harding in '51cen?; an expensive grave for a servant to have survived?]
: '61cen - James 51 servant at Holebrooke, Horsham; b.Lewes, Sx & Harriet 52, servant b.Horsham, both m
: 1863 - James was 1 of 3 occupiers renting in divided house ('messuage'), presumably in Horsham, when property was sold 13 Feb 1863 for £550. West Sussex Record Office: Additional Manuscripts 6641
: '71cen - James 64 butler (3y added since '61) b.Lewes; Harriet 65 cook b.Horshamin full suite of servants, Housemaid, ladys maid, housekeeper, 2 laundry maids, nurse, cook, kitchen maid, scullery maid, hall porter, butler, groom, footman & valet scan [a heavy job for cook & 2 maids]
: 1879 Harriett d.Jan>Mar, age 72, Horsham [bmd]
: '81cen James 73 at 10 Almshouse, Normandy, Horsham (only resident of unit in an alms house; scan)
: 1883 James d.Oct>Dec, age 78 Horsham [bmd]

Henry Soper, who deposed that he was a servant to Henry Lee, landlord of 'The Royal Sovereign', Preston St, that a short time since, he found upun Wick Hill, several sheep skins. He'd kept them a considerable time, making every enquiry amongst farmers, to ascertain whom they belonged to. They'd now become offensive & he wished to know what to do with them : 18 Mar 1835; Sir D Scott said he acted properly & may sell the skins,(worth abt 1s each); in 'Brighton Patriot' 24 Mar, from newspapers : ['41cen; 2 Henrys 30-34 at Brighton, a tailor at Carlton Rd & a ? maker at Upr Gardiner St ]

Soaper's Farm in West Grinstead (nr Knepp Castle), included in a freehold estate for sale in the Times 9 Apr 1836/7

J Soper [master] 464 p.36 : 212tons : [home port] Poole 681 J Soper [owner] : Bustler Sr : J Poland [master] : 74tons : [built] Bridpt,1811 129 : Lloyd's register 1836; Google Snippets

Harriet Soper & Sarah Soper to recieved £50 when they reach 21. In the will of Samuel Maplesden of Rotherfield, auctioneer, 17 Mar 1836, 'the children of my deceased daughter Jia (?)'. Will proved 5 July 1837 : www.sussex-opc (executors; Crittall, Elphick : witness; Barclay, Tompsett & Gold) : [Harriet b.1816 & Sarah b.1824, children of Thomas & Leah Maplesden who m.1816]

Thomas Soper of East Grinstead, qualified with a copyhold house in Forest Row to vote for 1st pariament of Queen Victoria 1837 sussex-opc

James Soper of Brighthelmston [Brighton] voted for George Darby (1 of 2 MPs elected elected) & Augustus Fuller, 5 Aug 1837
: Thomas Soper of East Grinstead voted for Herbert Curteis
Google Books snippet
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Thomas Soper East Grinstead his electorate qualification a copyhold house, at Forest Row; List of registered electors East Sussex, 1837 from Google Books
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James Soper 25 Wood St, his electorate qualification at 7 Wood St a freehold house : List of registered electors East Sussex, 1837 from Google Books

John Soper & 3 other sent letters requesting new pavements be put down; Brighton; Complied with as occupiers they will expence; in 'Brighton Patriot' 12 Sep 1837, from newspapers.bl.uk

Mr Soper & 8 others, chiefly supplied [sold] a vast variety of variagated & other lamps on the occasion of Her Majesties 1st visit to Brighton; Night vied with day. 100's of names & addresses with lights listed; in 'Brighton Patriot' 10 Oct 1837, from newspapers.bl.uk

S Soper, & 15 others, sworn on the bench of magistrates, for Midsummer Sessions, East Div, Sussex at County Hall, Brighton; in 'Brighton Patriot' 27 Jun 1837, from newspapers.bl.uk : [no S Soper in '41cen]

Mr Soper, ironmonger, 1 of 9 tradespersons appointed for the following qtr; [perhaps to supply workhouse?] Poor Law guardians meeting 16 Mar ; in 'Brighton Patriot' 21 Mar 1837, from newspapers.bl.uk
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John Soper, on petition of about 200 names to Thomas H Wright, High Constable of Brighton Hundred of Whalesbone request a town meeting about the rival lines of London to Brighton Railway; meeting held at 7 Jun; in 'Brighton Patriot' 5 Sep 1837, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
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John Soper & Charles Wells, ironmongers of Brighton, bankruptcy meeting, 29 Sept at Town Hall, Brighton : from The Times 22 Sep 1838: 20/211p : dividend 29 Aug 1839 : [assume in Windsor Terrace on '41 census]

John Soper sworn in Packer v Hyland ; I was present in Jul 1836 when Mr Packer hired the premises of Mr Hyland for 10s pw. I am not positive if there was a written agreement. I'm on very good terms with Mr Packer, there is a family connection between us. Packer a baker of Upper North St owed rent, he said he'd paid in flour; in 'Brighton Patriot' (pub.) 10 Apr 1838, from newspapers.bl.uk : [see John Brighton ironmonger & Prudence ne Peircey 1832 : '61cen he lived with niece Anne Packer 19]
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John Soper & Charles Watts of Brighton, ironmongers; bankruptcy meetings 1838 & dividends to be paid 20 Aug 1839] irnmongers d.c. & copartners - Solicitors Kennett, Brighton + Clerke & Madcalf, Lincolns Inn Fileds. Fiat 4 Sep; Town & Country Fiats 21 Sep 1839; from Law Journal source

Richard Soper (c1728-1838) "Sacred to the memory, departed this life 23 July 1838, in his 90th year. Also his wife Jane Soper who died 27 Mar 1846, aged 95 : Gravestone inscription, 'This venerable couple resided at Nash Street, in this parish, who by perservering industry reared a numerous family and were a pattern of conjugal happiness for the long period of seventy years" Headstone on East side of Chiddingly Church Yard [presume from picture, inside the church?] lost link : cached image : [Richard m.Jane Jarvis 1771]

James Soper m.Mary Marchment, (b.1821, Foxcotte) 1839, son Samuel Soper b.1846 Hazelton Farm, Penton Mewsey, Hants. In '51cen they appear in Clatford, Hants & 'on son' Art Soper b.1871 Goodworth Clatford...from Nancy Robinson : source

Thomas Soper b.c1838 Uckfield, Sx, hall porter 43 in Chelsea '71cen : b.Wethfield, Sx, age 33 PC in London '61cen; d.1874

Abigail Soper m.William Yeates m.Jan>Mar 1838, Steyning, Sx; or m.Oct>Dec 1847, Brighton, Sx (bmd); or : [assume Dec 1837 as no Abigail in '41cen]
: Abigail Soper m.William Yeates 31 Dec 1847 St Nicholas of Myra, Brighton; fathers; (wife's) Samuel Norman & Thomas Yeates sussex-opc : [no Abigail in '41cen]

Thomas Soper a master blacksmith of Patching, accused at Worthing Magistrates 4 Apr 1838 of assaulting John Coles 'also a son of Vulcan'. Coles (employed by Henry Potten, blacksmith of Patching) said Soper came in & used abusive lanquage 20 Mar & had a sledge hammer to break open the shop & take his work tools & iron. He collared me & struck me with his fist several times, we both went down. Defence claimed just trespass & Coles was the aggressor refusing Soper entry. Potten said he rented a small shop to Soper for 3m from 1 Jan & Soper did not return his tools or pay rent so he'd locked up the shop. Soper hired 2 men he met in the road, to help him forcibly break in & take things away. Fined £1 with 12s costs. Soper asked for time, but offered 2m hard labour so a friend in court paid; in 'Brighton Patriot' 10 Apr , from newspapers.bl.uk : [Thomas m.Elizabeth Emma Best 1844]

Elizabeth Soper [abt 6 acres in] Chiddingly Tythe Schedule 7 Oct 1838 : House & garden 0 acres:1 rods:15 perches, [thought rods & perches were the same size? a rod here is ¼ acre] Hundred Acres Meadow 0:1:22; Upper field (arable) 1:1:9; Barn Field (meadow) 1:2:39; Orchard Plot (pasture) 0:1:29; Dicker Field (meadow) 1:3:20 & Cottage & Garden rented to James Brook 0:0:16 : [Richard m.Jane Jarvis 1771]

Soper, a bill of exchange for £26 10s drawn on one Soper was made payable to Brighton Union Bank 10 Sept last year, presented to bank & answer given no effects [Soper apparently not involved] in 'The Morning Post' (pub.Lon) 31 Jan 1839, from newspapers.bl.uk

Stephen Soper at Lewes Magistrates Midsummer Session; age 15 for stealing one lead weight, value 3s, the property of Benjamin Pidington; 1m prison, 2w hard labour, last 2w solitary confinement; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub.Portsmouth) 8 Jul 1839, from newspapers.bl.uk : (event in (unseen) Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com)
: [`the only Stephen in '41cen, age 24 lbr at Chelsea, M.sx]
: [a Stephen recieved stolen wood 1844?]
: [a Steven 22 transported 7y for counterfeiting 1846]
: [?a Stephen m.Ann Elizabeth Howard 1851 Hammersmith Oct>Dec 1851 Kensington]
: [perhaps this Steven imprisoned Westminster 1854]
: ['61cen Stephen 35 a married labourer b.Uckfield, Sx, with father Samuel 73 widowed carpenter, at Chelsea, Lon; b.Chiddingley, Sx (not vis '51cen)]
: [perhaps killed in a pub brawl, Westminster 1868 (not vis'71cen)]

Charles Soper a corn & flour dealer at 115 London Rd, Brighton from 1840 Pigots Directory for Sussex (also a Mrs Ann Sober at 8 Western Cottages) : source [not in '41 census, but Barbara Soper 30-4, corn dealer, London Rd, Brighton] : [marriage 1833]

Samuel Soper a baker at Uckfield : from 1840 Pigots Directory for Sussex : source : [no Charles in 1828, 33 & 30]


1841 census, 41 names in 14 households (16 in Brighton, 8 Hurstmonceux) : goto list & .xls

Ann Soper 25-9 a dress maker, at High? Farm, Herstmonceux win household of John Harnes 35-9, Jane 40-4, George 12, Bridgette 10, Esther 2, Ellen 4 all y, Buckle? Holliday 30-4 excise officer n, Ann Smith 39 y scan : [b.1813 to Thomas & Mary]

Barbara Soper 30-4 corn chandler [merchant] at London Rd, Brighton with Susannah Wood 40-4 independant means b.Sx scan : [Charles Soper flour dealer of London Rd 1840 above] : [Charles m.Barbara 1833]

Elizabeth Soper 60-4 of independant means at Nash St, Chiddingly, Sx, with Hannah Soper 55-9 ind, Richard Soper 70-4 spinner, Jane Soper 90-4 ind. all b.Sx scan : [Jane's marriage 1771 & Richard step-son?]

Gregory Soper 40-44 blacksmith at Prinstead, Westbourne, Sx not b.Sx; Charlotte Soper 30-4; Mary Soper 4; Charlotte Soper 2; Louisa Soper 9m, all b.Sx; scan : [Gregory m.Charlotte Shrubs 1833]

Henry Soper 30-4 shoe? maker, Upper Gardiner St, Brighton ('Brighthelmstone'), Sx b.?, Fanny Soper 30-4, Henry Soper 2 both b.Sx; with David Karfurs? 41 shoe maker, Barbara Karfurs? 30-4 & George Hands 25-9 [neighbours shoe & harness makers & labourers] : [neighbours shoe & harness makers & labourers] : [Henry & Frances Grynyer m.7 Oct 1835]

Henry Soper 30-4 tailor j [journeyman] Carlton Rd, Brighton, not b.Sx; Charlotte Soper 30-4 & William Butler 10 both b.Sx scan

James Soper 48 carpenter at Hoad St, Brighton & Elizabeth Soper 50 at Brighton; both b.Sx scan
: '51cen James 59 widowed landed proprietor at 3 Rose Hill Terrace (St Peter), Brighton, Sx, b.Alfreston, Sx; also house servant Elizabeth Chamay 62unm b.Warmiston?, Sx scan : [no Eliz d.vis Sx bmd]
: 1851 James, builder at 4 Ditchling Terrace, Brighton 1851 Directory
: 1856 James at Cemetry Terrace, Brighton; qualified to vote due to owning freehold of 3 Ditchling Terrace, Brighton 1856 Electoral Roll, Brighthelmston scan
: 1857 James Soper, builder summoned in Brighton Police Court by Mrs Jane Corney, widow of 23 Whitecross St to keep the peace; I've known Soper for 14y, & engaged 11y, for 3y he never missed visiting every day, he was very kind & indulgent. When courting I lent him money, he made a present of a silver watch 10y ago, a ring & framed photo of himself in dresscoat with hat in his hand, taken at my house, he never gave me the original [laughter]. I gave him a silver chain & gold ring. Soper's shop & yard in my street (for 10 or 11y), it was formerly my husband's. We parted 3y ago, I broke engagement when he paid addresses to Maria Harbin, he came out of her house'. I've not talked to him for 10m. Last Friday my dau & I went to bed at 11:30 [her son age 25], I was shutting the window when Soper brayed 'Do you want to steal another man's watch?' & made indecent expressions. He said 'Go to your Mr Stuckey if you like'. Stuckey, my professional adviser, helped me sue & recover £30 from Soper. Mon eve he said 'How about the watch', he makes a dreadful face, as you know [renewed laughter]. He asked again at my door Tue. He accused me in the street & I said I'd get a policeman, but he got a policeman to my house & demanded the watch. The Mayor said he'd regret binding a respectable trader but would goal him for more witnesses. Soper offered to pay expences & not annoy Mrs Corney. [reported in London from 'Brighton Observer' who presented story as a comedy]; & 'Morning Chronicle' 6 Jan 1857, from news.bl.uk; scan
: '61cen not vis; only Sussex vis, James 51 & Harriet 52 servant at Horsham; b.Lewes, but a couple in '41cen
: 1868 James (c1792-
1868) d.Jan>Mar Brighton, Sx, age 76, leaving £1,500

James Soper 30-4 waiter at Upper East St, Horsham, Sx with Harriet Soper 30-4, James Soper 5, William Soper 3, Alfred Soper 1 all y in household of Jane Harding 60-4 widow?, James Harding 20-4 labour, Jane Harding 12 scan & scan2 : [James m.Harriett bef.1835] : [son James m.1856]

'41cen John 30-4 ironmonger at Windsor Terrace, Brighton ('Brighthelmstone'); Prudence 30-4; Samuel 4 all b.Sx; also Capt William Flood 35-39 ind[depandant means] not b.Sx, Anthony Flood 4, Jane Harrison 15 servant not b.Sx & Frederick Blaker 20-24 ironmonger b.Sx scan : [presume bankrupted 1838?] : [a Capt Flood, government inspector, Mallow, Ireland 1847 & in Index of Obituary Notices 1882] : [a Samuel owned Soper's Drapery Emporium]

John Soper 30-4 a baker, at Gardner St, Herstmonceux ['Herst Monceaux'], with Rachel 30-4 dress maker 30-4, George 5, Sarah 2 (all born Sussex), Mary Holland 15-9 fs, Elizabeth Coleman 10, Ann Holden 15 app dress maker scan : [John m.Rachel Coleman 1834]

John Soaper 25-9 ag lab at Clayton Mile?, Clayton, Sx; b.Sx, 1 of 6 ag labs with with Richard Anderson & family brickmaker scan web : [not vis '51/'61cen]

Joseph Soper 65-9 carpenter at Bond St, Brighton ('Brighthelmstone') also Anne Colyer 15-19, Hannah Colyer 50-4 & Henry Blake 25-9 carpenter : scan : [Joseph d.Jan>Mar 1842, Brighton]

Mary Soper 55-9 a grocer, at 120 Gardener St, Herstmonceux with Eliza Soper 20-4, Thomas Soper 20-4, all b.Sx scan : [shopkeeper '51cen] : [Mary a shopkeeper at Hurstmonceaux, Hailsham, Sx 1851 directory] : [Thomas 40 & Eliz 43 grocer '61] : [Mary & Thomas 1878 directory] : ['81]

Trayton Soper 35-9 shoe maker at The Rocks, East Grinstead, with Ann 35-9, Ann 9, Henry 7, Elizabeth 4, Barbara 2, all bar wife b.Sussex 41cen, scan theweald.org: [Trayton Thomas Soper m.Ann Coates Wheeler, 1830 Tonbridge, Kt]

William 35-9 clerk at North Gardens, Brighton ('Brighthelmstone'), Eliza 25-9, Edwin 7, Joseph 5, Frederick 3, Eliza 1, all b.Sx scan
: '61cen Edwin Soper 26, painter at 29 Terminal Rd, Brighton; brothers William Soper 19 ironmonger's ass & John Soper 14, printer all unm & b.Brighton Sx; also lodger Emma Brigden 20 unm dress maker b.Bridge, Hants : [parents William & Eliza bapt all 3 in 1848]

Soapers Cottage, Itchingfield, Sussex in '61-'91cen Soapers in '41-'51cen : source : [no mention of Itchingfield elsewhere]


- Walter Yates Soper b.Oct>Dec 1841, Brighton, Sx
- Sarah Ann Yates/Yeales Soper b.Oct>Dec 1842, Brighton
- Samuel Yates Soper b.Jan>Mar 1846, Brighton, Sussex : [no Soper/Yates m.vis]


Joseph Soper (son of John) m.Ellen Dixon 1842, Newhaven, Sx (m.Jul>Sep Lewes reg dist; bmd) : [?son William Dixon Soper b.Salcombe, Dev, 25 Dec 1843; see]

Henry Soper m.Charlotte Hunter (Charlotte Oviton) 11 Jun 1843 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex; fathers Abraham Soper & Lovis Oviton (m.Apr>Jun 1843, Brighton reg dist)

Sarah Soper, age 20 in Sussex Court, 1 Jan 1844; sentence imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available) : [?a Sarah b1825 Runcorn, Cheshire?] : [connection? to Stephen born abt same time imprisoned age 15 1839]

Emma Lane Soper b.Oct>Dec 1844 & an Emma Jane Soper d.Apr>Jun 1847, Brighton, Sx

Thomas Soper m.Elizabeth Emma Best 20 Nov 1844 [m.Oct>Dec Worthing, Sx, bmd]
: (what connection to - William Rundell Soper (1843-1891) b.Jul>Sep 1843 Westbourne, Sx & d.Jan>Mar, Northampton, age 47)
- John Soper b.1846, St Nicholas, Worthing (igi)
- Mary Emma Soper bpt.3 Jan 1847 St Margarets, Angmering, Sx [nr Littlehampton; b.not vis bmd] (igi) Mary Emma m.Alfred Cook Apr>Jun 1868 Worthing ['81cen a plumber; sister Ann their servant see '81cen below]
- William Soaper bpt.2 Jul 1848 St Nicholas, Worthing (bur.28 Apr 1850) (igi) :
: (?a William Rundle Soper b.Jul>Sep 1848 & d.Oct>Dec 1848 Plymouth)
- Thomas Rundle Soper* bpt.2 Jun 1850 Angmering; a groom; m.Annie Grenham Jan>Mar
1874, Dover, Kt
- Elizabeth Soaper b.25 Nov 1855, Patching (2m NE Angmering) (igi): (b.Oct>Dec Worthing); '81cen housemaid 20unm
- Ann Soper b.Apr>Jun 1858, Plymouth, Dev [igi]
: Thomas, master blacksmith fined £1 12s for assaulting a Patcham blacksmith, Mar 1838. Trying to break into his small shop & get his tools; It was locked-up after rent not paid.
: No smith or Sussex Thomas vis; ?not the Thomas 20-24 at Herstmonceux '41cen as still grocer '51cen
: '51cen Thomas 34 blacksmith at Patching Pond, Patching (Worthing dist), Sx; b.Cornwall; Elizabeth 23 b.Durham; Mary 4; Thomas 1 both b.Angmering, Sx; (property next to the innkeeper); scan
: '61cen Elizabeth 42 married, blacksmith's wife at Angmering St, Angmering, Sx; b.Monk Wearmouth, Durham & grandchildren Mary 14 servant; Thomas 11 ag lab, both b.Angmering; Elizabeth 5 scholar b.Patching, Sx; Ann 3 b.Plymouth, Dev in household of father William Best 74 painter b.Angmering; wife Mary Best 79 b.Monk Wearmouth, Durham & son William Best 32 painter b.Angmering; scan
: '71cen Elizabeth E 52 head blacksmith's wife at 15 Field Row, Broadwater, Sx, Worthing; b.Sunderland, Co.Durham; dau Ann 13, b.Plymouth, Dev : scan
: '71cen Thomas Soaper (c1852-?) private 19, b.Arundel, Sussex; at Strad Quarters 25th Regiment, of Port Rowner, Gosport, Alverstoke : [HQ of 25th Reg at Fort Rowner (though www.palmerstonforts.org.uk/rga.htm say Fort Brockhurst, Gosport) : 11 officers, 303 m & 94 f (in families)
: '81cen Elizabeth 62 Stoke Damerel, Dev, married b.Sunderland with brother-in-law Charles Soper 80 widow head, a retired labourer; b.Stoke Climstead (no Charles 70 vis '71cen)
: '81cen Elizabeth Soper [Saper?] 24unm serv; housemaid at 17 Farncombe Rd, Broadwater, Sx; b.Patching, Sx; servant to William Pearson 70 clergyman b.Yorks, wife Mary 59, son William 20 artist, cook 32; scan
: '81cen Annie 23unm gen serv at 19 Surrey St, Broadwater, Sx; b.Worthing, Sx with Alfred Cook 35 plumber b.Worthing, wife Emma b.Angmering {assume Annie's sister}, 5 children 2-13 b.Worthing; scan & scan
: 1883 Charles d.2 Jun 1883, labourer of Devonport, Dev; died Cherry Garden St, Devonport; will at Exeter 2 Jun 1883 to [wife] Elizabeth of Cherry Garden St widow & sole executor; estate £25 10s; from Probate Calender, scan : [Charles (c1801-1883) d.Apr>Jun Stoke Damerel, Dev, age 82]
: [*connection? a William Rundel Soper b.1843 to Gregory & Charlotte at Westbourne]
: [connection? a William T Soper 50 shipwright at HM dockyard (em'ee) 37 Cherry Garden St]
: researcher Robyne in Australia : rootsweb.com in 2011

Thomas Soper (c1829-?), b.Uckfield, Sussex served in the 4th Dragoons 1846-50, discharged aged 22 The National Archives, Kew. Cavalry of the Line record, WO 97/125/45m : [see 1828 above]

Soper v Kemp : 'She' paid Mr Kemp £3,000 for the house on Sussex Terrace, Kemp Town. Vice Chancellors Courts (also recorded as 'he'): from The Times 15 Mar 1847 90/746n : [John & Prudence? m.1832]

W Soper, a waiter at the Anchor Inn, Horsham said meals & drink were bought for voters in Horsham Borough : Horsham Election Committee voted bribery not proven : from The Times, 24 Mar 1848; & 'Morning Chronicle' 24 Mar; scan scan
: William Soper, waiter at the hotel used by the Jervais party, drinks & food was given to voters. (Soper apparently left by now) Mr Jervais, son of the Attorney General, was elected 1847, then unseated on petition : Lewes assizes : from The Times 23 Mar 1849 96/746
: William Soper, I was a waiter at The Anchor Hotel, at the time of the 1847 Horsham election. The defendant was at the hotel about May, he generaly came on Saturdays; If voters arrived I showed them up to the committee room. Entertainment was given during May, with a great deal of grog. At the election there was a breakfast of abt 30 people. [Elwin James accused of bribing voters, at Lewes Court]; 'The Standard' (pub.Lon) 23 Mar 1849, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan


25 Sopers listed in Sussex 1851 census : inc 7 in East Sussex census source

Elizabeth Soper 73unm fund holder at Middle Row, East Grinstead, Sussex '51cen, b.Chiddingly, Sussex; with John Wheeler 37 hair dresser b.Tonbridge Wells, Kt; Harriett 34 b.Rotherfield, Sx, Edwin 5, Elizabeth 4, Robert 2 all b.EG scan ref HO107/1641 f225 p36 source : [parents? Richard m.Jane Jarvis 1771]

Elisth Soper 62 widowed lodging house keeper at 7 Parade, Hastings, Sussex '51cen, b.Hastings, Sussex, also general serv Caroline Coukingden? 19unm b.Orrington?, Sx scan

Gregory Soper 53 blacksmith at Westbourne, Sussex '51cen, b.Stokeclimstead, Cornwall scan; Charlotte Soper 48; William Soper 7; Charles Soper 5 both scholar, all b.Westbourne, Sx; scan : [Gregory m.Charlotte Shrubs 1833]

Henry Soper 45 cabinet maker at 22 Kings St, Brighton, Sx '51cen, b.Reyssies?, Sx; Frances Soper 40 upholsterer; Henry Soper 11; Jane Soper 5 both scholars all b.Brighton scan & scan2

John Soper 44 baker at Gardner St, Herstmonceux, (Hailsham dist), Sx '51cen; Rachel Soper 45 dress maker; George Soper 15 home; Sarah Soper 12; Emily Soper 9; Thomas Soper 5 all scholar all b.Herstmonceux scan : [John m.Rachel Coleman 1834]

John Soper 42 ironmonger at 5 Windsor Terrace, Brighton, Sussex '51cen, b.Uckfield, Sx; Prudence Soper 40; Samuel H Soper 14 telegraph clerk both b.Brighton, Sussex; also Lucy Shrivell? 19unm general serv b.Brighton scan : [see John Brighton ironmonger & Prudence ne Peircey 1832]

Mary Soper 67 draper & grocer at Gardner St, Herstmonceux, (Hailsham dist), Sx '51cen; Eliza Soper 33 draper & grocer; Thomas Soper 30 draper & grocer all b.Herstmonceux scan : [children both at '61cen]

Thomas Soper 34 blacksmith at Patching Pond, Patching (Worthing dist), Sx '51cen, b.Cornwall; Elizabeth Soper 23 b.-, Durham; Mary Soper 4; Thomas Soper 1 both b.Angmering?, Sx; (property next to the innkeeper); scan : 48 households in Patching : [Thomas m.Elizabeth Emma Best 1844]

Trayton J Soper 46 cordwainer [shoe maker] at The Rocks, East Grinstead; b.Heathfield Sx, '51cen; wife Ann C Soper 46 b.Tonbridge, Kent : Elizabeth R Soper 14 at home, Barbara Soper 11, John Soper 9 both at home (at school added), William Soper 11m all b.East Grinstead, Sx; scan : [of 25 families 'on the rocks', 5 were cordwainers/shoe makers source] : [Trayton Thomas Soper m.Ann Coates Wheeler, 1830 Tonbridge, Kt]

William Soper 47 clerk in foundry '15.11'? at 18 Surrey St, Brighton, Sussex '51cen, b.Harrington, Sussex; Eliza Soper 40; Edwin Soper 16 printer; Joseph Soper 15 carriage fitter; Frederick Soper 12; William Soper 9; John Soper; Mary Realff Soper 2 all day scholar, all b.Harrington, Sx scan : [William m.Eliza Realf, bpt 4 children, all in 1848]


Gregory Soper a blacksmith at Prinstead, Westbourne, Sussex, in 1851 Post Office Directory : [Gregory m.Charlotte Shrubs 1833]

Mrs Mary Soper a shopkeeper at Hurstmonceaux, Hailsham, Sx, in 1851 Post Office Directory [a grocer'41?]

James Soper a builder at 4 Ditchling Terrace, Brighton, Sx, in 1851 Post Office Directory ancestry.com : [in court 1857]

John Soper a baker at Hurstmonceaux, Sussex, in 1851 Post Office Directory : [see marriage 1834] : [relation? Thomas a grocer in 1861 census]

Mrs Soper, 7 Marine Parade, Hastings : Post Office Directory 1851 : from ancestry.com

Elizabeth Soper, spinster of Chiddingly, her will of 8 Mar 1854, ref;11/2188, available online from National Archives : [parents? Richard m.Jane Jarvis 1771]

Frances Soper in Sussex Court, 31 Jul 1854; sentence Imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

John Soper BA Rector of Crawley, Sx; Value £116 : Population 473 : {Patron; heirs of Mrs Clitherow} : Incumbant 1856: {Patron Heirs of Mrs Clitherow} : The Clergy List 1866 Google Books snippet

John Soper Rector of Crawley, Magd 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


1856 - James Soper m.Esther Barnett Apr>Jun 1856 Brighton, Sx: 5 children bpt.Horsham, Sx (igi); b.c1835 Horsham, parents James & Harriett who m.abt
1835. In '41 & '51cen above
- Jane Soper bpt.17 Aug 1856, W.Grinstead : (b.Jul>Sep Horsham)
- Alfred Soper bpt.30 Aug 1857 Horsham : (b.Jul>Sep); Lance Corp 21st Hussars 1873-8 m.Alice Knight 1891 Horsham
- Harriet Elizabeth Soper bpt.10 Jul 1859 Horsham (b.Apr>Jun Horsham) & d.3 Mar 1860 (d.Jan>Mar Horsham)
- James Soper bpt.30 Jun 1861 Horsham (b.Apr>Jun) both Horsham
- Louisa Ann Soper, 'Anne?' bpt.5 Sep 1863 Horsham; Ann b.Jul>Sep 1863, Horsham; Annie m.John Johnson Oct>Dec 1880 Horsham; see '81cen
'61cen - James 27 bricklayers labourer at New St, Horsham; b.Horsham; Esther 34 b.Westgrinstead, Sx; Jane 5; Alfred 4 both scholars & Infant under 1m, all b.Horsham also Elizabeth Rowland 34, a millers wife, b.Dorking, Sy : scan : [Infant is James]
: 1868 - an Esther Soper death registered East Grinstead dist Oct>Dec 1868, age 37 bmd
: 1871 ?James m.Maria Boyland Jan>Mar 1871 Brighton
: '71cen James 34 labourer at Clapper's Cottages, Crawley; b.Horsham, Maria 23 b.Crawley, James 10, Anne 8 both b.Horsham (3 households, 17 people in cottage) scan
'71cen - children Jane Soper 15 b.Horsham scan & Alfred Soper 14 b.Northam, Sx, servants at Ifield, Sx
: '71cen Jane (c1856-?) servant 15, at Crawley, Ifield; b.Horsham, Sx; in household of Henry Bekenden 45 painter RA? B.Sx, wife 20 & 4 children 10-6m : scan
: '71cen Alfred (c1857-?) servant 14, at Shop, Ifield; b.Horsham, Sx; with shopkeeper Mr S Smith 35 b.Ifield, 2 shopmen 25 & 27, stockeeper 25, apprentice 16 & 2 servants 14 & 17, all unm : scan
1868 : a Maria Soper d.Oct>Dec 1876, age 36 E.Grinstead (in the same ¼ & place an Esther Jane Soper birth; speculate a touching reference to 1st wife? [?an Esther Jane m.Horsham Jul>Sep 1901])
: 1875 J Soper appointed PO, Aug 1875, messanger, Crawley To Staplefield Dept; Post Office Records scan
: '81cen : James 42 [but 53?], widowed rural post messenger at London Rd, Crawley, Sx, b.Horsham living with housekeeper Emily Colman 46 widow also b.Horsham; scan : [in same street] John & Annie Johnson 21 & 19 b.Crawley & Horsham with dau Kate Soper age 1 b.Crawley; scan [Annie Soper m.John Johnson Oct>Dec 1880 Horsham & Kate b.Apr>Jun 1880, E.Grinstead] - James's family not visable
: 1882 : James (3rd) m.Emily Colman at Horsham, Oct>Dec [his housekeeper '81cen] : [His father James d.Horsham a few months later]
: '91cen : James 57 postman at New Town, Ifield, Sx; Emily 56 both b.Horsham, Sx; scan
: 1892 James Soper (c1838-1892) d.Jan>Mar 1892, Horsham, age 64 : ['91cen was 57 for his job?]
: '01cen : Emily 67 widowed seamstress (shirt) self employed at home at Drukins Rd, E.Grinstead, Sx, b.Petworth, Sx; boarding with Amelia Page 72 widowed lodging house keeper b.Ashurstwood, Sx, dau 33 childrens nurse b.Godstone, Sy; Herbert Wright 3 & Stella Johnson 11m b.not known scan : [? an Alfred 40 in Herts '01cen] : [not the James d.Jan>Mar 1899 age 66, Kingston, Sy]
: '11cen : Emily 77 widowed, alone at 31 Duckins Rd, East Grinstead, Sx, b.Lugashall, Sx
: 1914 Emily (c1834-1914) d.Jul>Sep, East Grinstead, Sx, age 80
: Alfred b.Horsham, Sx; b.c.Mar 1856; a baker; Lance Corp nr.1109, 21st Hussars (& Pvt E.Kent Militia)1873-8

James Soper, a builder summoned in Brighton Police Court by Mrs Jane Corney, widow of 23 Whitecross St to keep the peace; I've known Soper for 14y, & engaged 11y, for 3y he never missed visiting every day, he was very kind & indulgent. When courting I lent him money, he made a present of a silver watch 10y ago, a ring & a framed photo of himself in a dresscoat with a hat in his hand, taken at my house, he never gave me the original [laughter]. I gave him a silver chain & gold ring. Soper's shop & yard in my street (for 10 or 11y), it was formerly my husband's. We parted 3y ago, I broke engagement when he paid addresses to Maria Harbin, he came out of her house'. I've not talked to him for 10m. Last Friday my dau & I went to bed at 11:30 [her son aged 25], I was shutting the window when Soper brayed 'Do you want to steal another man's watch?' & made indecent expressions. He said 'Go to your Mr Stuckey if you like'. Stuckey, my professional adviser, helped me sue & recover £30 from Soper. Mon eve he said 'How about the watch', he makes a dreadful face, as you know [renewed laughter]. He asked again at my door Tue. He accused me in the street & I said I'd get a policeman, but he got a policeman to my house & demanded the watch. The Mayor said he'd regret binding a respectable trader but would goal him for more witnesses. Soper offered to pay expences & not annoy Mrs Corney. [reported in London from 'Brighton Observer' story presented as a comedy]; in 'Morning Chronicle' 6 Jan 1857, from news.bl.uk; scan : [??'41cen a James capenter & Elizabeth at Brighton] : [James a builder at 4 Ditchling Terrace, Brighton 1851 Directory] : ['61cen only Sussex James 51 & Harriet 52 a servant at Horsham; b.Lewes, but a couple in '41cen] : [an unlinked James (c1792-1868) d.Jan>Mar Brighton, Sx, age 76, leaving £1,500, but above James seems younger & poorer]

Charlotte Soper bpt 5 Dec 1858, St Marys, Weymouth to William & Ellen Soper (Carpenter) : source: [Charlotte m.Frederick Henry Siddons Oct>Dec 1882, Weymouth, Dor (bmd)] : [presume William b.1825 (a carpenter father)] : [??not if m. but a Charlotte spinster of Ivydene, Southwater, Sussex d.1940, age 81]

Samuel Henry Soper, a Brighton draper, created one shop from plots auctioned, 23 Apr 1858, by the trustees of the late William Wisden : 80-3 North St, 1-2 Farm Yard & 23-4 Upper Russell St. By 1905 the site was 35-6 Upper Russell St: E.Sussex Records Office ref AMS6153/2 : www.a2a
Mr Soper mentioned with a shop in Upper Russell St; sometime between 1862-1932 : E.Sussex Record Office: Brighton Borough Council DB/D/7/1 www.a2a : [see 1861 census & 1867] : [see Soper's Drapery Emporium]

Amelia Anne Souper died 22 Mar 1859 in her 83rd year, at Brighton, relict of the late W H Souper late of 1st or Royal Scots Regiment : [Amelia Ann Reinagle m.William Henry Souper 1797]

Henry Soper m.Sabina Snelling Oct>Dec 1860, Horsham. Sx
: Henry b.c1832 Ropley, Hants to John of Ropley & Martha ne Dicker
1835
- Albion Alfred Thomas Soper b.Jan>Mar 1861 Ifield, Sx [Horsham bmd reg dist] : ['81cen Alfred 20 groom at Ifield] : an Alfred Albion Soper m.Susan Bertram/Bernham Oct>Dec 1882 Barnet, Lon : ['91cen + Alice 24 & Aubury 8]
- Catherine Soper b.Jan>Mar 1863 Ifield [Horsham rd] : ('Katherine'/'Kate' '71/'81cen) : [?a Kate m.1901 Horsham]
- William Soper b.c1865 Ifield : [assume William Henry Soper b.22 Nov 1865 Ifield a soldier 1884 to 1905 Colour Sgt, Queens Boarderers; m.Clara Dormes 1891]
- ??a Claud De Clare Soper b.Jan>Mar 1868 & Claude Clare Soper d.Oct>Dec 1869, both Horsham, Sussex, age 1
- Frederick Soper b.c1870 Ifield : [?not with family '81cen, so perhaps was Lawrence?]
- Lawrence Soper b.Jan>Mar 1870 Ifield [Horsham] : ['81cen 11, but not vis '71cen?]
- Sydney John Soper b.Apr>Jun 1873 Ifield [Horsham]; (Sidney '81cen); m.Elizabeth Butler 20 Apr 1897; '01cen groom 27
- Florence Cecilia Soper b.Apr>Jun 1875 Ifield [Horsham] : ['91cen 16] : [not vis later or in bmd]
- Aubrey Soper b.Apr>Jun 1882, Horsham; ['91cen 8; not vis '01cen] m.Florence E Harford Jan>Mar 1912, Horsham
: '61cen Henry coachman 29 b.'Rapley', at Deers Wood, Ifield, Sx, in household of servants, cook 44, maid 19, kitchen maid 20, gardener 23, butler 38 & coachman 29 : [wife also in Ifield '61cen] : [at West Green, Crawley genesreunited] Sabina 20 m.dau & her son Albion Alfred 2m both b.Ifield, at West Green, Ifield in household of Lewis Snelling 53, carpenter b.Crawley, Sx, Harriot Snelling 44, Henry & Louis Snelling 17 & 13 all b.Ifield, Sx
: '71cen Henry 39 coachman at W.Green, Ifield, b.Ropley, Sabena 29 b.Crawley, Sx, Albion 10, Katherine 8 ('Kate' 81cen), William 6 all scholars & Frederick 1 all b.Ifield; also father-in-law Louis Snelling 64 carpenter b.Crawley, Sx scan
: '81cen Henry 45 fly driver [1 horse taxi] at Head St, Ifield; b.Ropley, Hants, Sabinar 39, Kate 18 dressmaker appr , Lawrence 11, Sidney 8 & Florence 6 all students, all b.Ilfield with Albert Tolbert 'nurse child' (9 months) b.Crawley; scan
: '81cen Alfred 20 b.Ifield, a 2nd groom at Worth, Ifield, Sx, boarding with James Styles 51 labourer b.W.Hoathly, Sx, wife Elizabeth & another boarder; scan
: '81cen William 17 assistant b.Crawley, Sx nephew with William Reeves 42 grocer b.Lambeth, Celia 40, father-in-law Louis Snelling 77 retired builder both b.Crawley & servant Harriett Nicholls 16 nanny b,Sutton : [Sabina's father & sister] : [William H at school to'84, army school?]
: '91cen Henry 57 fly driver (groom) at High St, Ifield, Sx '91cen; b.Ropley, Hants; Sabina 49; dau Florence 15; son Aubrey 8 all b.Ifield, Sx; scan
: 1897 grandau - Florence Lucy Soper b.Jan>Mar 1897, Horsham [which parents?, not Charles's as they had a Florence]
: 1897 Henry a coachman 1897
: '01cen Henry 66 stableman {groom} at High St, Ifield, Horsham, (St Peters), Sx; b.Ropley, Hants; Sabina 59, b.Crawley, Sx; & grandau Florence 4, b.Horsham, Sy; scan] : [sharing house with son Sidney 27 & his family]
: 1901 Aubrey Soper (1882-) porter; attested Royal Artillery 8 Jan 1901 London, age 19y 7m b.'Highfield', Crawley, S
: 1908 a Henry d.Jan>Mar 1908, age 72 Horsham bmd district
: '11cen Sabina 70 head, widow, no profession at 82 High St, Crawley, Sx {4 rooms}, grandau Florence 14 at school {b.1898 above} both b.Ifield : scan
: 1920 a Sabina Soper d.Apr>Jun 1920, age 79 Horsham bmd district

Joseph Soper m.Frances Maria Dawes, 6 Aug 1860 St Nicholas, Brighton : [Joseph b.1836, Harrington to William m.Eliza Realf who m.bef 1835]
- Eva Maria Soper 22 Jun 1862 [b.Apr>Jun] '81cen dom ser 18 in Lon; [m.St Saviour, Lon 1891, (to either Alfred Archibald T Curtain or Henry William Wheeler)]
- Joseph Ernest Soper b.5 Aug 1863 Brighton [b.Jul>Sep], railway carpenter, m.Charlotte Eliza Rose Jul>Sep 1887 Lewisham, Kt
- ??a Frederick William Soper b.Apr>Jun 1864; d.Apr>Jun 1865 both Brighton
- Mary Louise Soper 25 Jun 1865 [b.Apr>Jun Brighton] : [??a MLS m.Mr Kelly/Vincent Oct>Dec 1885 Southwark]
- Helen Soper 6 Oct 1867 (Ellsie?) [b.Apr>Jun Steyning]
- Florence Annie Soper 'Annie' b.Jan>Mar 1870, Steyning, Sussex
- Alice Maud Soper 23 Jul 1872 [Apr>Jun Brighton]; '91cen gen serv; '11cen 38unm with sister & mother
- Louisa Kate Soper 'Kate' b.Oct>Dec 1873, Brighton; m.Samuel Jackson Crabb Oct>Dec 1897, Greenwich, Lon (bmd)
- Eliza Soper b.Jul>Sep 1876 Brighton
: 1850 Joseph's clerk London, Brighton & S.Coast Railway; b.c1835; Entered service Nov 1850; Age: 22 in 1957; Brighton Stores Dept (no badge/uniform); £1 pw; £1 2s Jan 60; £1 4s & £1 7s; transfered to salary list Sep 1863; chief clerk, loco dept £80 pa; £90 '66; £100 '69; £110 '70; £120 '73; £130 '77; £140 '78; £150 '80; to New Cross, clerk £160 '82; £170 '83; £180 '85; £190 '87; Resjud May 1900 Superanuated; scan1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
: '51cen Joseph 15 carriage fitter with parents William 47 clerk in foundry '15.11'? at 18 Surrey St, Brighton, Sx; b.Harrington, Sx; Eliza 40; Edwin 16 printer; Frederick 12; William 9; John; Mary Realff 2 all day scholar, all b.Harrington, Sx scan
: '61cen Joseph 25, a railway store keeper's clerk at 12 West St, Brighton; son in law & dau Maria 24 & servant Mary [sister?] 12 a waiter in shop all b.Brighton with Hugh Mackay 59 baker b.Scotland & wife Maria 55 b.Lon; scan
: Joseph; railway records; age 26 (in 1861 reg); 29 ('64 reg); 45 ('80 reg); Clerk, Loco Dept; Stores Dept; London, Brighton & South Coast Co; Loco Dept; £1 7s 0pw; transfered to salary list Sep '63; Oct 62 £80 '62; £90 '66; £100 '69; Chief Clerk, 1 Jun 1870; £110 '70; £120 '73; £130 '77; £140 '78; £150 '80; £160 '02; £170 '83; £180 '85; £190 '87 Resjud May 1900 Superan'td; Register of salaried staff appointed; scan1; 2; 3
: '71cen Joseph 35 storekeeper at 45 Hampden Rd, Brighton; Frances M 33, Eva M 8 scholar, Joseph E 7, Mary L 5, Helen 3 & Annie 1 all b.Brighton scan
:'81cen Joseph 45 railway clerk St Paul, 18 Frederick St, Deptford, Kt, Nance 43 [assume Frances], Joseph 17u railway carpenter, Mary 15 envelope maker, Ellsie 13, Anne 11, Alice 8, Kate 7, Eliza 4 all b.Brighton, Sx, but Ellsie & Anne b.Shoreham, Sx
: '81cen Eva M 18unm gen domestic serv b.Brighton; at Martinhoe, Eglantine Rd, Wandsworth, Sy; servant to George J Green 33 bank clerk; Ellen S 26 & niece 12, scholar ; scan
: '91cen Joseph 55 railway clerk & accountant at 11 Wrigglesworth St, (All Saints), Deptford, St Paul, Lon '91cen; b.Brighton, Sx; Frances M 53 b.Brighton; Helen 23; Anne F 21 both b.Shoreham, Sx; Kate L 18 b.Brighton; also Thos W Matthews 81 married uncle, 81, living on own means; b.Strand, Lon scan
: '91cen dau Alice M 19unm general domestic servant at 36 Amersham Rd, (St James), Deptford, St Paul, Lon; b.Brighton with John H Waterworth 50 book sellers ass b.Lon, wife 46 b.Yorks, dau 19 & son 7 scan & scan
: 1900 Joseph retired May 1900
: '01cen Joseph 65 retired railway clerk in 4 rooms at 4 Ladywell Park, Lewisham; Frances M 63, Alice M 28 job none, Eliza 24 baker & confectioners shop ass all b.Lon; scan : (Joseph 37 carpenter at Deptford)
: Joseph Soper (c1835-1906) d.Jul>Sep 1906, Lewisham, Lon, age 71
: '11cen; Frances Maria Soper 73 widowed, mother-in-law {m.48y, 8 births, all alive} in 6 rooms at 84 Verdant Lane, Hither Green, Catford, [Lewisham RD], Lon; b.Brighton, Sx; Alice Maud Soper 38 sister; b.Brighton; with Samuel Jackson Crabb 43 general sheet metal worker (employee) b.St Andrews, Holborn, Louisa Kate Crabb 37 {13y, 2 births, both alive} b.Brighton, sons Leslie Samuel 12 school b.New Cross & Leonard George 5 b.Lewisham scan
: '11cen son Joseph Ernest 47 carpenter LBSC railway in 4 rooms at 28 Ludwick Rd, Woodpecker Rd, Greenwich; b.Brighton, Sx; Charlotte Eliza 49 housewife b.Eltham, Kt; Alfred Ernest 18 baker's assistant; Kate Eliza 13 & William 8 both at school, all b,Deptford, Lon scan : [Alfred Ernest Soper b.Apr>Jun 1893; Kate Eliza Soper b.Oct>Dec 1897; William Soper b.Apr>Jun 1902 Greenwich bmd dist]
: 1920 Frances M Soper (c1836-1920) d.Oct>Dec 1920, Lewisham, Lon, age 84
: 1943 ??an Alice M M Soper (c1879-1943) d.Apr>Jun 1943, age 64, Greenwich, Lon

Samuel Henry Soper & wife Katherine Elisabeth. Samuel b.Brighton 1861 & Katherine in Germany circa 1868. www.rootschat.com Joe looking for '01cen details : Reply ... '01cen, 48 Sla??ford Road,Katherine E Soper docker's wife b.Berlin, Germany (British Subject) : Clarence Soper 7 (dau) : Sidney Soper 6 : Leslie Soper 4 all b.Brighton with Annis Deppe governess 25 unm b.Hamburg, Germany (Brit Sbj) & 2 female servants 21 & 30 b.Brighton : [see Soper's Drapery Emporium]


1861 Census : 54 Sopers in 23 households in 1861 census for Sussex

Edwin Soper 26 painter at 29 Terminal Rd, Brighton, Sx; brothers William Soper 19 ironmonger's assistant & John Soper 14 printer all unm & b.Brighton, also lodger Emma Brigden* 20, an unm dress maker b.Bridge, Hants; scan : [parents William m.Eliza, bpt 4 children 1848 : Edwin m.Emma Brigden* Jul>Sep 1861 Brighton : John Soper m.Fanny Wheeler 1879]

Elizabeth Soper 42 dau, a married blacksmith's wife at Angmering Street, Angmering, Sx; b.Monk Wearmouth, Durham; & grandchildren Mary Soper 14 servant; Thomas Soper 11, an ag lab, both Angmering, Sx; Elizabeth Soper 5 scholar b.Patching, Sx; Ann Soper 3 Plymouth, Dev in household of father William Best 74, a painter b.Angmering; wife Mary Best 79 b.Monk Wearmouth, Durham son William Best 32, a painter b.Angmering; scan : [Thomas m.Elizabeth Emma Best 1844]

Eliza Soaper 50 widow, labourer at Brewers Yard, Storrington, Sx; b.Storrington in household of widowed mother Mary Realf 76, b.London : scan : [William m.Eliza Realf, bpt 4 children, all in 1848]

George Soper 25 labourer at railway station at Naggs Head Inn, Hastings St Mary Magdalen, Sx '61cen; b.-, Sx in household of William Cole 53 innkeeper, wife & general servant, with 8 lodgers, mostly labourers on railway : scan : [father John m.Rachel Coleman 1834]

Gregory Soper 62, a blacksmith at village of ?Plieston?, Westbourne, Sx; b.Stockelems Sand : wife Charlott Soper 57 & sons William Soper 17, a blacksmith & Nicholas Soper 15, a under carter / ag labourer all b.Westbourne, Sx : scan : [see marriage 1833] : [at Westbourne, Sussex, retired 82, '81]

Henry Soper 55 paper hanger at 23 Robert St, Brighton; b.Clayton, Sx Frances Soper 50 upholsterer b.Brighton (11 in 4 households in property); scan : : [Henry & Frances Grynyer m.7 Oct 1835]

Henry Soper (c1832-?) a coachman 29 at Deers Wood, Ifield, Sx; b.Rapley, [Ropley] Hants; in a household of servants, cook 44, maid 19, kitchen maid 20, gardener 23, butler 38 & coachman 29; scan
wife also in Ifield '61cen Sabina Soper 20, a married daughter & her son Albion Alfred Soper 2 months both b.Ifield, Sussex, at West Green, Ifield in household of Lewis Snelling 53, a carpenter b.Crawley, Sx : wife Harriot Snelling 44 : sons Henry Snelling 17 & Louis Snelling 13 all b.Ifield, Sx : [Henry m.Sabina Snelling Oct>Dec 1860, Horsham]

Henry Soper 22unm labourer at 59 Pimlico, (St Nicholas), Brighton, Sx; b.Brighton lodging in household of Harriet Gibbs 37unm, ladies chest drawer; 3 unm lodgers John Coby 67 widowed; Leonard Alsopp 45unm b.Maresfield, Sx & Alfred Coby 22unm, other 3 b.Brighton, all 4 labourers : scan : [Henry Soper m.Laura Dinah Ann Markham 1864, Camberwell, Lon] : [Henry 11 with parents Henry & Frances at Brighton '51cen]

James Soper 51 servant at Holebrook, Horsham, Sx; b.Lewes, Sx & Harriet Soper 52 servant b.Horsham; [next door John Nightingale 51 farmer of Rapelaw Fm]l scan; [James m.Harriett bef.1835]

James Soper 27, a bricklayers labourer at New Street, Horsham, Sx; wife Esther Soper 34 b.Westgrinstead, Sx : 3 children Jane Soper 5 : Alfred Soper 4, both scholars & Inft Soper under 1 month, all b.Horsham, also Elizabeth Rowland 34, a millers wife, b.Dorking, Surrey : scan : [marriage 1856]

Jane Soper 15unm nurse maid, at 13 New Dorset Rd, (St Giles), Brighton, Sx; b.Brighton, servant with William Butcher? 33 chimney sweeper b.Lon, wife 35 b.Ringmer, 4 children (2 age 2m) all b.Brighton: scan : [parents Henry & Frances Grynyer m.7 Oct 1835]

John Soper 52 agent & collector at 22 Queens St, Brighton, Sx; b.Uckfield, Sx; wife Prudence Soper 48 b.Brighton with niece Anne Packer 19 unm job none; b.Brighton; scan : [son b.1832 : see 1867 Kellys Directory]

John Soper 45, rector of Crawley, at The Rectory, b.Edmonton, M.sex; wife Sarah Soper 46 b.Tottenham, M.sx; 3 children Amy L Soper 9 b.Clapham, Surrey; Edith M Soper 7; Emily L Soper 6 both b.South Lambeth, Sy, also in house, 3 servants Phillis Asbby 17 b.Withyham, Sx & Caroline Kempshall 19 b.Horsham, Sx scan : [see 1867 Kelly Directory] : [Rev John's biog]

John Soper 56, a labourer at Drummers Hall, Herstmonceux, Sx; wife Rachel Soper 56, a dress maker : 3 children Sarah Soper 22, Emily Soper 19 both dress makers, Thomas Soper 16, groom, all b.Herstmonceux; also house 3 servants Phillis Asbby 17 b.Withyham, Sx & Caroline Kempshall 19 b.Horsham, Sx scan : [John m.Rachael Colman at Herstmonceux 1834]

Joseph Soper 25 railway store keeper's clerk & servant , son in law & Maria Soper 24 dau at 12 West St, Brighton, Mary Soper 12 a waiter in shop, all b.Brighton; in household of in-laws Hugh Mackay 59, a baker employing 2, b.Scotland; wife Maria Mackay 55 b.Lon; servant William Omer 22 baker b.Lon; lodger Mary Pallet 34unm governess of school, b.Kent (not at home); scan : [Joseph m.Frances Dawes? 1860 (if so where is Mackay?)]

Mary Soper 42unm nurse at 6 Vernham Place, Hastings (St Mary in the Castle), Sx; b.Chudleigh, Dev; servant in Lacellas family household 5 servants, ladies maid, 2 maids & nurse maid : 4 visitors scan : [with brother '71cen in Kent]

Samuel Henry Soper 24, linen draper, at 80 North Street, West Brighton employing 3 in '61cen; Mary A P Soper 21; Samuel Soper 3m all b.Brighton, Sx scan : [see Soper's Drapery Emporium]

Susan Soper 23 general servant at Ore Place, Ore, Sx '61cen ; b.Harberton, Dev; in household of Charles Pannel 43 a land proprietor ?JP? b.Savington, Sx, wife Catherine 40 b.Walthamstow, Ex : a cook & 5 unmarried general servants (a male 56 & females 15-28); gardeners & groom in neighbouring cottages scan

Thomas Soper 40 & sister Eliza Soper 43 at Grocers House, Herstmonceux, both unm drapers & grocers, b.Herstmonceux, also unm draper & grocer's apprentices James Winchester 20 b.Warbleton, Sx & Thomas Pierce b.Herstmonceux & servant Ellen Hunnesett abt 1842 b.Warbleton, Sx : scan
: '41cen, Mary 55-9 grocer, at 120 Gardener St, Herstmonceux with Eliza 20-4, Thomas 20-4, all b Sx
: '51cen Mary 67 draper & grocer at Gardner St, Herstmonceux, (Hailsham dist), Sx; Eliza 33 draper & grocer; Thomas 30 draper & grocer all b.Herstmonceux scan
: 1851 directory; Mary a shopkeeper at Hurstmonceaux, Hailsham, Sx
: '61cen Thomas 40 & sister Eliz 43 at Grocers Ho, Herstmonceux, unm drapers & grocers, b.Herstmonceux, also unm draper & grocer's apprentices James Winchester 20 b.Warbleton, Sx & Thomas Pierce b.Herstmonceux & servant Ellen Hunnesett abt 1842 b.Warbleton, Sx
: [1867 Kelly Directory]
: [1878 at Gardner St]
: '71 Thomas 50 at Gardner St, Herstmonceaux & sister Eliza 53, grocer & drapers, unm, b.Hurstmonceax & unm lodgers John Gichh 20 grocers ass b.Harleton & Mary A Gander 21 dom serv b.Detling scan
: '81cen Thomas 60unm grocer (employing 2 men) at Bedlam Green, Herstmonceaux & sister Eliza 63unm housekeeper, both b.Herstmonceux; with 2 grocers apprentices Henry Firrell 16 & Albert Bourner 17 & dom serv Harriette Coleman 22u; scan
: Thomas d.22 Feb 1882, draper & grocer, batchelor of Herstmanceaux, Sx; administration 16 May 1882 to Eliza Soper of Herstmonceaux, spinster & sister, one of the next of kin; estate £1,343 8s 2d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Thomas (c1821-1882) d.Jan>Mar, Hailsham, Sx, age 61]
: Eliza Soper d.3 Nov 1885 at Hurstmonceax; administration at Lewes 31 Dec 1885 to Job Sweetman of Hurstmonceux, fellmonger [dealer in (sheep) hides], sole executor; estate £1,539 10s ; from Probate Calender, scan : [Eliza (c1817-1885) d.Oct>Dec, Hailsham, age 68]
: Thomas Soper d.22 Feb 1882, draper & grocer, batchelor of , Herstmanceaux, Sx; administration 16 May 1882 to Eliza Soper of Herstmonceaux, spinster & sister, one of the next of kin; estate £1,343 8s 2d; from Probate Calender, scan

Trayton T Soper 56, (male), at 4 Terminus St, Brighton, Sx widowed shoe maker b.Heathfield, Sx; children Elizabeth Soper 24unm dress maker & William Soper 11 scholar both b.Eastgrinstead, Sx; sharing property with Henry Bailey 29 railway porter b.EG & wife Elizabeth A 35 b.Glos?; scan: [Trayton Thomas Soper m.Ann Coates Wheeler, 1830 Tonbridge, Kt] Samuel Soper 73 a widowed carpenter, head at St Luke, Chelsea, London; b.Chiddingley, Sussex & son Stephen Soper 35 a married labourer b.Uckfield, Sx : [Stephen escaped execution for a handkerchief theft 1839]


Harriett Evangeline Middleton Soper d.Jan>Mar 1861, Brighton, Sx : [assume only 3, parents m.1858]

Edwin Soper m.Emma Brigden Jul>Sep 1861 Brighton, Sx
: '61cen Edwin 26unm painter at 29 Terminal Rd, Brighton; William 19 ironmonger's ass & John 14, printer all unm & b.Brighton Sx, also lodger Emma Brigden 20unm dress maker b.Brighton?, Hants?; scan [Edwin will m.Emma]
- Fredrick William Soper bpt.14 Sep 1862 , St Paul, Chichester
- Joseph Edwin bpt.7 May 1864 , St Paul, Chichester: from IGI [Edwin m.Emma Brigden 1861] : [Fredrick W's biog '81cen]

Rev John Soper took a marriage at St John's, Crawley, Sussex : from The Times 2 May 1862 : 51/211p : [Rev John's biog]

James Soper was 1 of 3 occupiers renting in a divided house ('messuage'), presumably in Horsham, when the property was sold. 13 Feb 1863 for £550. : W.Sussex Record Office: Additional Manuscripts 6641 [James 34 sharing 3rd of Clapper's Cottage, Crawley '71cen] : [2 James households in Horsham in '61cen (servant 51 & bricklayer 27)] : [father & son in '41cen waiter 30-4 & age 5]

Fanny Alexandra Soper b.Apr>Jun 1863; d.Jan>Mar 1865, Brighton, Sx (bmd)

Frederick m.Anne Robinson 20 Jun 1863 at St Nicholas of Myra, Brighton [m.Apr>Jul]: Frederick b.Jul>Sep 1838 Brighton [bmd] : b.Frederick 1839, bpt.3 Sep 1848, Brighton at Clapham/Battersea eldest son of William & Eliza
- Annette Esther Soper (1864-1946) b.21 Apr Camberwell [b.Apr>Jun Lambeth], Lon (b.Hennington/Camberwell, Sy) : ['81cen 16 teacher] : ['91cen 26 music sellers ass at St Botolp, Lincs; '01cen at Aberdeenshire with brothers; '11cen 46unm at home]; m.Edgar Senior Apr>Jun 1914, Wandsworth, Lon; '39cen a widow; d.Apr>Jun Mid.E.Surrey, age 82
- Frederick Percival Robinson Soper b.Jul>Sep 1866 Heigham, Norwich; 44unm denture maker; d.1918 age 51, estate £307
- Frank Arthur Soper b.Oct>Dec 1868 Heigham; dentist from 1894 m.Elizabeth H Aird 1898 Aberdeen; [Army Dental Corp 1940] [Fred & Frank's bpt.not in 1866-9 Holy Trinity bpt list freepages]
- Florence Ellen Soper b.22 Oct 1870, bpt.20 Apr 1871 Holy Trinity, Heigham [b.Oct>Dec Heigham] ['11cen teacher 40unm] : [teaching career to 1920>] executor of brother Frederic 1918
- Gertrude Mary Soper b.6 May 1872, bpt.25 Aug, Holy Trinity [b.Apr>Jun Heigham, Norwich], ['11cen music teacher 38unm]; '39cen 67unm incapacitated
- Norman Bowden Soper (1874-1942) b.7 Nov, bpt.31 Jan 1875 Holy Trinity [b.Oct>Dec Heigham], ['01cen 26 dental student] m.Florence Lizzie Louise Soper 1903: '11cen wife & 2 children, Dover; dental surgeon; '39cen incapacitated at Battersea; d.Yorks, age 67
- Theresa Pleasance Soper b.11 Feb 1877 Heigham [b.Jan>Mar], bpt.29 Apr Holy Trinity, ['11cen 34 kindergarton teacher]; '39cen 62unm k.teacher
- Grace Emily Soper 17 Dec 1878 Heigham [b.reg.Jan>Mar] bpt.30 Mar 1879 Holy Trinity ['11cen 32 music teacher]; '39cen 60unm m.teacher
- George Edward Soper (1881-1957) b.17 Jan Heigham; dentist, m.Jeanne Mildred Thow 1914 Elham, Kt; army dentist WW1; Hartlepool 1925; Capt RAMC WW2
- Doris Beatrix Soper b.19 Sep 1882 Norwich [b.Oct>Dec Heigham]; 1904 BA University College, Aberystwyth; ['11cen 28unm teachers ass]; 1919 36unm returned from teaching S.Africa; '39cen 57unm school teacher; (?a Doris B Soiper d.Apr>Jun 1953 age 70, Mid E Surrey)
: '41cen 3 with parents William & Eliza at Brighton
: '61cen Frederick 22 with cousin John 18 cheesemonger at St Pancras, Lon
: '71cen Frederick dentist assistant 32 at 6 Bedford St, Heigham, Norfolk; b.Brighton, Sx, Anne 33 b.Lewes, Sx, Annetta E 6 b.Camberwell, Sy, Frederick P R 4 both scholars, Frank A 2, Florence 5m, all b.Norfolk; also dom serv Susan Grana? 15 b.Norfolk; scan
: 1875 of 7 Church St, South Heigham [Norfolk]; from Post Office Directory pub.1875 Google Books snippet
: '81cen Frederick 42 dentists assistant at Church St, Heigham, Norfolk, Anne 42, Annette E 16 school teacher b.Hennington, Surrey, Frederick P R 14, Frank A 12, Florence E 10, Gertrude M 8, Norman B 6 all scholars, Theresa P 4, Grace E 2, George E 2m all b.Heigham, Norwich, Norfolk ; scan & scan
: '91cen Frederick 52 mechanical dentist at 4 Pheonix Terrace, Wirtemberg St, (Holy Trinity), Clapham, Lon; b.Brighton, Sx; Anna 52 b.Lewes, Sx; Frank A 22 mechanical dentist; Florence E 20 school teacher; Gertrude M 18 dressmaker; Norman B 16 mechanical dentist pupil; Theresa P 14; Grace E 12; George E 10; Doris B 8 all scholars, all b.Norwich, Norfolk scan (Annette 26 in Lincs)
: '91cen Annette Esther Soper (c1865-?) 26 music sellers assistant; b.Camberwell, Lon at Hamilton Rd, St Botolphs, Boultham, 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
: 1892 George E Soper admitted, age 13, 17 Jan 1892 to St Margaret's Technical Day School and Westminster City School (Day School), Westminster; from Norwich School; father F Soper dental mechanic of 4 Phamir Terrace, Wurtemburg St, Clapham scan
: 1900s ?an Annette Soper, Joan Eardley, Angus Neil & Lil Neilson together formed what some have referred to as a Catterline School. Through the 1900's, Catterline], {Stonehaven, Kincardineshire} became known less for its fishing than for it's artists : [this seems the only net reference to Annette or the school, so 'some' may be true] : source
: '01cen Frederick 62 dental mechanic at 52 Taybridge Rd, Battersea, Lon, b.Brighton, Sx; Anne 62 b.Lewes, Sx; Frederick P R 34unm dental mechanic; Gertrude M 28unm school teacher; Norman B 26unm dental student; Grace E 22unm music teacher; Doris B 18 student all b.Norwich, Norfolk; scan (Annette 35 & Frank A 31, George 19 in Aberdeenshire) (Florence 30 teacher at Westbury on Trym, Glos see)
: '01cen Annette Esther 35 & Frank A 31, George 19, at Aberdeenshire
: 1904 Doris Beatrice Soper, BA exam, Division II, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth; University of London local successes; Evening Express 3 Dec 1904 scan : & exam in Arts list London Standard 16 Aug 1902
: 1905 Doris Beatrix Soper, BA University College, Aberyst; Cambrian News 9 Jun 1905 scan
: 1905 D B Soper, Aberystwyth & N.Tamlyn, Aberystwyth; Teachers Training Syndicate certificate for practical efficiency upon exam results at Cambridge University Cambrian News 6 Oct 1905 scan
: '11cen Frederic 72 maker of artificial dentures to dental profession, employer in 8 rooms at 61 North Side Clapham Common, Battersea, Wandsworth, Lon; b.Brighton, Sx; Anne 72 {m.47y, 10 births, all alive} Lewes, Sx; unm children Annett Esther 46unm assists in housekeeping b.Kennington, Lon; Frederick Percival Robinson 44unm, maker of artificial dentures to dental profession, employer; Florence Ellen 40unm LCC teacher; Gertrude Mary 38 music teacher, self employed at home; Theresa Pleasance/Clearance 34 teacher kinder garton, self employed at home; Grace Emily 32unm music teacher; Doris Beatrice 28unm assistant mistress, M.sx Educ.Committee, all b.Norwich, Nor scan ('11cen Norman 36 a .... surgeon, at Dover : George 29 : not vis? Frank Arthur 41}
: 1917 Frederick Soper d.8 Apr 1917, of 61 North Side, Clapham Common, Surrey; probate London 28 Feb 1917 to son George Edward Soper, dental surgeon; estate £675 former Grant PR, 2 Aug 1817 to [son] Frederick Percival Robertson Soper, dental mechanic; effects £425; from Probate Calender, scan : [Frederick Soper (c1839-1917) d.Apr>Jun, Wandsworth, Lon, age 78]
: 1918 son Frederick P R Soper dental mechanic, North Side, Clapham Common, SW Lon, 15 Jun, inquest held F committed suicide with glacial acetic acid [attacks tooth enamel, so used to stain denture work, glacial=solidifies below room temp] while of unsound mind; Chemist & Druggist 29 Jun 1918 source
: 1918 son, Frederic Percival Robinson Soper d.16 Jun 1918, of 61 North Side, Clapham Common, Sy; administration Lon 26 Jul 1918 to Florence Ellen Soper, spinster [sister]; estate £307 11s 10d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Frederick P R (c1867-1918) d.Apr>Jun, Wandsworth, age 51]
: 1919 Doris B 36 teacher; english citizen, Last permanant address South Africa; sailed 2nd class from Algoa Bay on "Durham Castle" (Union Castle Line) (ship from Durban, SA) arriving London 3 Jun 1919 scan; UK Incoming Register
: 1922 ??an Anne d.Jul>Sep 1922 Wandsworth age 84 : [but 2nd elderly Ann in London; m.1855]
: '39cen Theresa P 62unm kindergarten teacher (b.11 Feb 1877) at 66 North Side, Battersea, Lon; Grace E 60unm music teacher (b.17 Dec 1878) scan
: '39cen Florence E 68unm teacher-retired (b.22 Oct 1870) at 37 Redford Ave, Beddington & Wallington, Sy; Gertrude M 67unm incapacitated (b.6 May 1872) scan
: '39cen Doris B 57unm school teacher (b.19 Sep 1882) at 50 Guildford Rd, Horsham, Sx; with Catherine F Newall b.2 Jul 1872 incapacitated unm; Doris line 2; Evaline C Gordon b.28 Apr 1883 udd; married Sylvia Herfer b.30 Jan 1876 private means, widow; Newton C Gordon b.7 Nov 1880 officer of customs & E, married scan

Samuel Henry Soper, linen draper, 80, 81 & 83 North St, Brighton : Kelly's 1867: [see Soper's Drapery Emporium]

Rev John Soper, BA, of Magdalen Hall, Oxford, in 1867, he held the living for the church of St. John the Baptist, Crawley, Sussex : The living is a rectory value £98, from Kelly's Post Office Directory of Sussex, 1867 : source -
John Soper BA Rector of Crawley Sussex wrote 1868, 'A Song of the Vineyard', a Sermon etc. on the Proposed Disestablishment of the Irish Branch of the United Church of England & Ireland : Pub [Rivingtons] : [Rev John's biog] -
Rev Soper, a clergyman of two parishes, assisted at funeral of Mark Lemon, editor of Punch magazine, in Ifield parish, adjoining Crawley : from The Times 30 May 1870 185/746n ['b.Edmonton, Msx'] : [Rev John's
biog] : [Mayor S H Soper of Brighton, joked about in Punch 1890]

Claud De Clare Soper b.Jan>Mar 1868 & Claude Clare Soper d.Oct>Dec 1869, both Horsham, Sussex, age 1

James Soper d.26 Mar 1868, gentleman of Cemetery Terrace, Brighton, Sx; Will proved at Lewes 26 Jul 1868 to James Gregory of 8 Bond St, Brighton, undertaker & sole executor; estate under £1.500; from Probate Calender; resworn Stamp Office, Sep 1868, under £2,000, scan : [James Soper (c1792-1868) d.Jan>Mar 1868, Brighton, Sx, age 76] : [not vis '41cen/'61cen]
: a James property owner & voter for Brighton 1837, qualified to vote by freehold of 7 Wood St & abode 25 Wood St]
: a James builder at 4 Ditchling Terrace, Brighton '51cen

William Thomas Douton Soper m.Isabella Booth 22 Feb 1871, St John the Baptist, Westbourne, Sx sussex-opc : [m.Jan>Mar]


1871 Census : 55 Sopers in Sussex census

Alfred Soper (c1857-?) 14, b.Horsham; at Shop, Ifield a servant to shopkeeper Mr S Smith 35 b.Ifield, 2 shopmen 25 & 27, stockeeper 25, apprentice 16 & 2 servants 14 & 17, all unm : scan : [James's grandchildren biog, sister Jane 16 servant in Ifield]

Charles Soper 10 pupil at Park Crescent, Broadwater, Worthing, Sx; b.Lemngton?, Sx; with teachers Louisa Michand 41 unm & sister Maria Peny 48m & tutor Francis Haish 22 with 9 pupils 7-13 scan & scan : [b.not vis or '61/'81/'91cen]

Elizabeth E Soper 52 blacksmith's wife at Field Row, Broadwater, Worthing; b.Sunderland, dau Ann Soper 13 blacksmith's dau, b.Plymouth, Dev scan : [Thomas m.Elizabeth Emma Best 1844]

Gregory Soper (c1799-?) head, age 72 b.Stockclun Islend, Cornwall, wife Charlotte Soper 67 & Charles N Soper 25 both b.Westbourne, Sx scan : [marriage 1833] : ['81cen wth mother Louisa E 50 laundress at Newchurch]

George Soper (1843-?) 27unm stone mason at Mill Lane, High Street, Arundel; b.Freshwater, Isle of Wight, 5 stone masons (21-51) boarding with Esther Blackman 15 dress maker, dau of household head scan : [not vis '81/'01cen/bmd; parents Job Soper b.22 Oct 1811; gardener; m.Louisa Elizabeth Smith 9 Nov 1840, St Thomas, Winchester]

Harriot Soper 52 widow laundress at Sea House Laundry, Park Ln, Broadwater, Worthing, Sx; b.Pulham?, Middlesex also ass laundress Susan Mennoke? 24 unm b.Styning, Sx scan : ['51cen Richard 25 butcher & Harriet 32 at Chelsea, Sx]

Henry Soper (c1832-?) 39 coachman at West Green, Ifield; b.Ropley, Hants, wife Sabena Soper 29 b.Crawley, Sx, Albion Soper 10, Katherine Soper 8 ('Kate' 81cen), William Soper 6 all scholars & Frederick Soper 1 all b.Ifield scan : [Henry m.Sabina Snelling Oct>Dec 1860, Horsham]

James Soper (c1807-?) 64 butler at Dlune Park House, Horsham; b.Lewes, servant Harriet 65, Cook b.Horsham : In household of ??? & nephew Henry Vaughn 36 widowed & retired RN & his son Beauchamp 3, niece 24 & nephew 22 In full set of servants; housekeeper, ladys maid, housemaid, 2 laundry maids, nurse maid, cook, kitchen maid, scullery maid, hall porter, butler, groom, footman, valet, all but Sopers unm scan : [James m.Harriett bef.1835]

James Soper (c1837-?) 34 labourer at Clapper's Cottages, Crawley; b.Horsham, wife Maria Soper 23 b.Crawley, James Soper 10, Anne Soper 8 both b.Horsham (3 households, 17 people in cottage) scan : [perhaps the cottage shared by 3 in 1863] : [assume James m.Mary Collier who m.1859, Kingston, Sy]

Jane Soper (c1856-?) 15 at Crawley, Ifield; b.Horsham a servant in household of Henry Bekender 45 a painter, wife 20 & 5 children age 10-6m scan : [James's grandchildren biog, brother Alfred 14 servant in Ifield]

John Soper 62 collector at Queens Rd, Brighton, b.Uckfield & Prudence Soper 59 collector's wife b.Brighton, & servant Prudence Parker 22unm b.Brighton : 14 boarders, unm male drapers assistants 18-32 scan [m.1832]

John Soper (c1817-?) 54 rector of Crawley at Crawley St, Crawley; b.Edmonton, Lon ; wife Sarah Soper 54 b.Tottenham, Lon ; Amy L Soper 19 b.Clapham, Surrey Edith M Soper 17 b.S.Lambeth, Surrey scan : [Rev John's biog]

Joseph Soper (c1836-?) 35 storekeeper at 45 Hampden Rd, Brighton; wife Frances M Soper 33, Eva M Soper 8 scholar, Joseph E Soper 7, Mary L Soper 5, Helen Soper 3 & Annie Soper 1 all b.Brighton scan : [Joseph m.Frances Dawes? 1860]

Julia Soper (c1847-?) 24unm drapers assistant at London House Draper Shop, Frant Rd, Frant, Tunbridge Wells; b.Hants with12 drapers assistants (unm m&f 15-31) in household of Charles C Thorley 49, linen draper b.Wells, S.set scan : [rare name, a Julia Kezia Soper b.1849 Plympton, Dev & m.1880 Dev?; not vis '61/'81cen]

Samuel H Soper (c1837-?) 34 draper (employing 64 hands) at Holly Bank, Lindfield; wife Mary Ann P Soper 31, Samuel H Soper 10, Charlotte A Soper 9, Mary Soper 3, Frank Soper 1 & Alfred Soper 9m all b.Brighton, also nurse Susan Clarke 33 widow b.Elham, Norfolk, housemaid Esther Singer 17 b.Brighton & gen serv Ellen Jones 19 b.Arundel : scan: [see Soper's Drapery Emporium]

Sarah Soper (c1840-?) 31 head & sister Emily Soper 29 at Herstmonceau & both unmarried dress makers b.Herstmonceaux : scan : ['61cen with parents] : ['81cen Emily m. William Shadwell with dau & Sarah 41]

Thomas Soper (c1821-?) 50 at Gardner St, Herstmonceaux & sister Eliza Soper 53, both grocer & draper, unm, b.Hurstmonceax & unm lodgers John Gichh 20 grocers ass b.Harleton & Mary A Gander 21 dom serv b.Detling : scan : [both at Herstmonceux '61cen]

Trayton T Soper 67 boot master at 4 Terminus Street, Brighton; b.Heathfield, wife Ann C Soper 65 b.Tonbridge, Kent, (sharing address with family of Thomas Medhurst 32 railway carter) : scan: [Trayton Thomas Soper m.Ann Coates Wheeler, 1830 Tonbridge, Kt]

1871 Census, Born Sussex but living in other Counties

William Soper (c1841-?) iron mongers assistant 30 at Woodcote Place, Norwood, Lambeth, b.Brighton, Sx; a relative to George Buck 61 blicklayer, b.Horsham, Sx; wife Caroline 57 b.Shoreham, Sx; son Charles 19 baker b.Croydon, Sy : scan : [not vis '61cen] (??m.1880??) : [William b.Jan>Mar 1842, Brighton]

End of 1871 Census


Gregory Soper of Prinstead, Sx owned 11 acres, 0 rods, 3 perches, est.rental value £43 10s; Return of Owners of Land, 1873 source : [m.1833 : d.1888]
: James W Soper of Wadhurst, Sx [3m SE Tonbridge Wells], owned 66a 2r 14p, est.rental value £67 5s : [not obvious '71/'81cen]
: Rev John Soper of Crawley, Sx, owned 43a 2r 1p, est.rental value £81 18s : [biog]
: S H Soper of Haywards Heath, Sx, owned 2a 6p, est.rental value £103 7s : [why so high value? property?] see draper
: William Soper of Prinstead, Sx, owned 4a 18p, est.rental value £23 : [?William Rundle Soper (1843-1891) son of Gregory above]

Nicholas Soper a young man well known at Emsworth & Westborne, had an old duck gun under his arm & it burst. He was knocked down & bleed freely. Dr Stephens of Westbourne dressed wounds. At Chichester Infirmary his left hand amputated within a few hours, a piece cut from his left arm & wound on left side of chest. Last week after a Prinstead wedding people fired off guns on way home ; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 18 Oct 1873, from news.bl.uk; scan : [6 or 7 Nicholas's in bmd all b, m & d's in Devon, not vis Hants 4 Nicholas's in '71cen & '81cen all in Dev, none young men in 1973] : [a Nicholas 15 ag lab at Westbourne, Sx b.Westbourne's so 27 in 1873, son of Gregory 62 blacksmith & Charlotte 57] : [Charles Nicholas Soper, b.1845 m.Harriett ne Carver 1891 both Westbourne]

Horace Ebart Soper (1877-?). "May have emigrated from here" (Sussex?) to New Zealand "around 1903. Half-brother of my great-grandfather who I have been trying to trace, from John Soper ancestry.com
: [m.Horsham, Sx Jan>Mar 1902 : b.Tonbridge, Kent Jan>Mar 1877 (bmd) to Henry & Louisa see biog]
: ['01cen at Tonbridge, Kent, Louisa 49 at Tunbridge Wells b.Wingham : Clara 25 a school governess, Horace 24 a clerk both b.Tun.Wells]
: [John's family from Sussex 1706?]

Thomas Soper & sister, Eliza Soper (Miss), grocers & drapers, Gardner St (a hamlet 4m NE from Hurstmonceux) Kelly's Directory 1878 www.sussex-opc.org : [both age 20-4 with mother Mary 55-9 grocer in '41cen] : [at Grocers House '61cen, both unmarried] : ['81cen at Bedlam Green, Hurstmonceux. 60 & 63]

John Soper m.Fanny Wheeler Apr>Jun 1879, Brighton, Sx & re.m.Sarah Davey 1884; John b.27 Jun 1846 to William & Eliza Realf who m. bef.1835
wife's 6 kids / 2 died, so speculate - Amy Ellen Soper (1885-1889) b.Oct>Dec, d.Jan>Mar, age 4 both Steyning, Sx
- Lily Louise Soper b.Oct>Dec 1885 Steyning; Lily L m.John W Hall Jul>Sep 1918, Brighton
- Bertram John Soper b.Oct>Dec 1887; builders clerk '11cen; a Bertram J m.Dorothy Spicer Jul>Sep 1913, Brighton
- Percy William Soper b.Apr>Jun 1889; law clerk '11cen; m.Alice M P Robinson Jul>Sep 1915, Brighton
- Ethel Gladys Soper b.10 Nov 1894 [b.Oct>Dec]; m.John W Hall Apr>Jun 1923, Steyning, Sx; '39cen John, plasterer
??speculate the - Male Soper b & d.Jan>Mar 1897 age 0, both Brighton??
: '51cen John 4 with parents William 47 clerk in foundry ('15.11'?) at 18 Surrey St, Brighton, Sx; b.Harrington; Eliza 40; Edwin 16 printer; Joseph 15 carriage fitter; Frederick 12; William 9; John 4; Mary Realff 2 all day scholar, all b.Harrington, Sx scan
: '61cen John 17 printer at 29 Terminal Rd, Brighton, with brothers Edwin 26 painter & William 19 Ironmonger's ass; also lodger Emma Brigden 22 all b,Brighton
: 1877 John's younger sister Mary Realff Soper m.William Wheeler 1877, Brighton (assume John m.his sister-in-law 2y later). They lived in same house & were partners in ‘Soper & Wheeler
: '81cen John 34 paper bag manufacturer, emp 2 girls, at 22 Campbell Rd, Preston, Sx; b.Brighton; Fanny 41 b.Chiddinly, Sx, & stepson Henry J Wheeler 12 errand boy b.Lewes, Sx ; Sharing house with household of William Wheeler 28 paper bag mfr, wife Mary Wheeler 32 & son Arthur W 1m all b.Brighton scan : [not vis '71cen] : [no Henry J's b.c1869 vis bmd]
: 1882 - Soper & Wheeler printers & stationers, 2 North Rd; Kellys Guide scan
: 1883 wife Fanny (c1840-1883) d.Jul>Sep, Steyning, Sx, age 43 : [??might speculate Gertrude Ellen M Soper (c1882-3) b.Oct>Dec Brighton; & d.Apr>Jun, age 1 East Preston, Sx involved??]
: 1884 John re.m.Sarah Davey Jul>Sep 1884, Brighton, Sx
: '91cen John 44 printer & wholesale stationer (employer) at 2 North Rd, (St Nicholas), Brighton, Sx; Sarah 35; Lily L 5, Bertram J 3; Percy W 1 all b.Brighton, Sx; also at address 2nd household of William Wheeler 38 'wholesale stationer & printer'; wife Mary 35 [John's sister] & 4 children 1-10 all b.Brighton : scan
: '01cen John 54 at 3 Grand Parade, Brighton, Sx, paper bag manufacturer & printer; Sarah 45; Lily Louise 15; Bertram John 13; Percy William 11; Ethel Gladys 6 all b.Brighton; scan : (1st household at address, William Wheeler 48, [Soper's partner] wife & 4 kids printer & stationary employer, all b.Brighton; neighbouring houses single occupancy)
: 1905 Soper & Wheeler printers & stationers, 2 North Rd, tel.1068; 1905 PO directory
: '11cen John 64 printer & wholesale stationer (employer) at 3 Grand Parade {3 rooms}, Brighton, Sx; Sarah 55 {m.26y 6 children, 2 died}, Lily Louise Soper 25unm; Bertram John Soper 23unm builders merchant clerk; Edith Gladys Soper21 dressmaker, all b.Brighton, Sx : scan
: '11cen Percy William, 21 law clerk, boarder, at Hackney, Lon; b.Brighton, Sx
: 1912 Soper & Wheeler printer & stationers of 2 North Rd, tel.1068; Brighton Phone Directory scan
: 1913 John Soper & William Wheeler, printers & stationers at 2 North Rd, Brighton, Sx, firm of ‘Soper & Wheeler’ dissolved by mutual consent 29 Sep 1913. All debts due to & owing dealt with by Mr Wheeler (London Gazette 7 Oct)
: 1924 Soper & Wheeler Ltd in 1924 directory from findmypast : [a 2nd Soper & Wheeler ( & co), paper mfr of High Wycombe, Bucks; John window blind maker m.Caroline Watson 1860]
: 1925 Soper & Wheeler Ltd extraordinary resolution passed by companies members 15 Apr 1925, held at accountant's office 9:30am 8 North St, by reason of its liabilities, it is desirable to wind up & pass into voluntary liquidation; 2 accountantct partnerships appointed joint liquidators London Gazette 21 Apr
: 1925 John (c1846-1925) d.Jul>Sep, Steyning, age 79
: '39cen Sarah 84 widow, incapacitated (b.6 Aug 1855) at 107 Waldegrave Rd, Brighton, Sx; with John W Hall 23 Aug 1887 plasterer, heavy worker; Ethel G Hall b.10 Nov 1894 unpaid dom duties, both m; Sarah line 3; Kathleen Young b.2 Nov 14 udd, m. & line 5 temp withheld scan
: 1942 ?a Sarah (c1856-1942) d.Jan>Mar, Brighton age 86

Mr Soper's land at Prinsted, tenanted by Mr Himmens, 10 Oct 1880, mention in a notebook of Wyatt & Son, surveyors of Chichester; W.Sussex Record Office [Prinstead is a village near Chichester map] www.a2a

William Soper m.Isabel Churchill m.15 May 1880, Brighton, Sx (m.Apr>Jun bmd) : [?? a William b.Jan>Mar 1842, Brighton: (parents? William & Eliza, bpt 4 children, all 1848)]
- Gertrude Eliza Soper b.Jul>Sep 1881 (Storrington); Steyning dist, Sx; '01cen 19 with father [m/d not obvious bmd] ?speculations below
- Edith Mabel Soper b.Apr>Jun 1890 (Storrington), Brighton dist, Sx; '11cen housemaid 21unm
: [??seems not William Rundle Soper bpt.Jul>Sep 1843 Westbourne, Sx to Gregory & Charlotte m.1833 ?a William Rundell Soper d.Jan>Mar 1891 Northampton age 47 when this William was alive]
: '61cen Edwin 26 painter at 29 Terminal Rd, Brighton; William 19 ironmonger's ass; John 14 printer; all b.Brighton, Sx; also lodger Emma Brigden 20unm dress maker b.Bridge, Hants
: '71cen William (c1841-?) iron mongers assistant 30 at Woodcote Place, Norwood, Lambeth, b.Brighton, Sx; a relative to George Buck 61 blicklayer, b.Horsham, Sx; wife Caroline 57 b.Shoreham, Sx; son Charles 19 baker b.Croydon, Sy : scan: [not vis '61cen)]
: '81cen William 38 'traveller canvasser sewing mac' at 74 Clyde Rd, Preston, Sx; b.Brighton; Isabell 32 b.Storrington, Sx; scan
: '91cen William 48 coal traveller (employee) at 61 Southover St, (St Peters) at Brighton; b.Brighton; Isabel 42; Gertrude 9 scholar; Edith 1 all b.Storrington, Sx; scan
: 1899 Isabella pauper patient from 4 Apr 1899 E Sussex [County Asylum nr.Hellingly, E of Hailsham wiki] institution, East Sussex, died there [27y later] 30 Mar 1926; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan : [Isabella d.Apr>Jun 1926 age 77, Lewes] : [but not vis '01/'11cen]
: '01cen William 59 (married) paper bagmaker (employee) at 61 Southover St, Brighton, (St Luke), Sx; Gertrude E 19; Edith 11 all b.Brighton, Sx; in 3 rooms; also in single rooms there, widows Harriette Grace 62 shirt needlewoman b.St Pancras, Lon & Adelaide Balfour 70 monthly sick nurse, b.Lewes, Sx; scan [William not vis '11cen] : [assume working for brother John paper bag mfr m.1879 above]
: '01cen Isabella age abt 52 in East Sussex County Asylum : [but not vis '01 or '11cen]
: 1906 ?a William (c1842-1906) d.Jul>Sep 1906, age 64, Steyning, Sx
: '11cen Edith Mabel 21unm housemaid in 13 rooms at 104 Queens Rd, Brighton, Sx; b.Brighton servant to Adelade Eliza Clara Moon 65unm no occupation & cook 62unm & 2nd housemaid 16 scan
: '11cen Isabella widow age abt 62 in East Sussex County Asylum : [but not vis '01 or '11cen]
: 1918 ?a Gertrude Soper, Miss (c1881-) ?Mrs Crouch, 6 Rookery Field Cottages, Ditchling, Sx; served in Red Cross 15 Nov 1918 & still serving 23 Oct 1919 37, an asst. cook with Surrey Res. dept JW, VAD [Voluntary Aid Detachment]; 15 Nov 1918-18 Mar 1919 military hospital, Boulogne reserve, France; Transfered 18 Mar 1919 to military Hospital, France No.8 Stat. & there present [assume at end ww1]
: 1926 Isabella Soper (c1849-1926) d.Apr>Jun 1926 age 77, Lewes; Isabella d.30 Mar 1926 E Sx County Asylum (from above)
: 1962 ?a Gertrude E Soper (c1881-1963) d.Jan>Mar 1963, age 82, Cuckfield, Sx

John Gilbert Soper bpt 3 Jun 1880 at Christchurch, Worthing, son of 'Thomas Randle Soper'* & Annie a groom of 13 Gloucester Place : Private ceremony : source
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Frank Soper bpt.26 Jun 1881 at Christchurch, Worthing, to 'Thomas Arundel Soper'* & Annie a groom of Augusta Mews : source : ['81cen *Thomas Rundle Soper 31 & Annie 33] : [Thomas Rundle Soper m.Annie Grenham Dover 1874]


1881 Census : 49 people in 23 households, some below : goto

Albert G Soper 15 a domestic page at 14 Steyne, Broadwater, Sx; b.Winchester, Hants; in household of Dr Frank Parish 24 b.Kent, wife Emma 21 b.Ireland; with cook 33 & housemaid 14 '81cen; scan : [Albert George b.1865 Winchester to George & Emma Pace who m.1864 Winchester]

Alfred Soper 20 b.Ifield, a 2nd groom at Worth, Ifield, Sx, boarded with James Styles 51 labourer, wife Elizabeth b.Worth, Sx & 2nd boarder 25 an engine driver; scan : [Alfred m.Alice Knight 1891 Horsham]

Annie Soper 33 wife to an absent groom : [see Thomas 33 groom below]

Annie Soper 23unm general servant at 19 Surrey St, Broadwater, Sx; b.Worthing, Sx with Alfred Cook 35 plumber b.Worthing, wife, 5 children 2-13; scan & scan : [?parents Thomas m.Elizabeth Emma Best 20 Nov 1844]

Edward Souper 59 widower married, private secretary (clerk), (British Sub) b.Belgium. 1 of 2 lodgers at 9 Rose Hill Terrace, Brighton with Jane Muddle 35, dressmaker, & servant 15 '81cen : [Jane's photo (1845-1922) muddlefamilies.info, by '91cen Jane was Edward C Soaper's housekeeper at 10 Ventnor Villas, Hove : By '01cen Jane at address housekeeper for another Hove widower, with 3 other servants] : [Edward Caleb Souper m.Elizabeth Bennison, 1844]
: '91cen Edward C Souper 69 widower living on own means at 10 Ventnor Villas, (St Andrews), Hove, Sx b.Belgium (british subject); with Jane Muddle 45unm housekeeper, dom serv b.Lewes, Sx; Annie Gairs 17 cook, b.Shermanbury, Sx & Ann Bransden 15 gen ser b.Albourne, Sx : scan
: Edward Caleb Souper of Cayon 10 Ventnor Villas, West Brighton, Sx d.26 Jul 1891; google books : [d.Jul>Aug, Steyning, Sx; age 69]

Elizabeth Soper [Saper?] 24unm serv; housemaid at 17 Farncombe Rd, Broadwater, Sx; b.Patching, Sx; servant to William Pearson 70 clergyman b.Yorks, wife Mary 59, son William 20 artist, cook 32; scan : [not vis '71cen]
? an Elizabeth Soper b.Oct>Dec 1855, Worthing, Sx

Eliza Soper 15 confectioners assistant at 12 West Street, (St Pauls), Brighton, Sx '91cen; b.Brighton with Ellen Gauder 53, sisters 58 & 49 all baker & confectioners b.Brighton, dom serv Eliza Niblett & unm boarders on own means Emilie Hards 23 & Mary Hards 53 (transcribed as Toper) scan : ['81cen with parents Joseph & Nance Deptford; '01cen 24 baker & confectioners shop ass at Lewisham; not vis '11cen; ?an Eliza m.Jul>Sep 1904, Lewisham (Arthur Leonard Ashley or William James Sorrell)]

Emma Soper 25 b.Northington, Hants, Albert G Soper 5 b.Winton, Hants, Louisa E V Soper 4 & Florence E Soper 2 both b.Rosper/Pusper', Horsham '81cen [presume Rusper] Shoreham, Sx at Northington, Hants

Francis Souper (c1844-?) 37 b.Bedford a school master, Clerk In Holy Orders at The Meads, Eastbourne : wife Fanny Souper 32 b.Higate : Oriana F Souper 6 James F D Souper. 4 both b.Bradfield, Berks : Noel B. Souper 3 b.Eastbourne, Sx : Constance M Souper 2 : Quintin M Souper 4 mth both b.Eastbourne, Sx & Josephine Souper, cousin 52 a Matron (Dom Ser) b.Singapore (British Sub) '81cen [a Sir Francis Souper Bayley's grave Barbados 1825] : [Noel '01] : [biog 1898] : [Francis Abraham Souper m Lewisham 1873 : Fanny Emmeline Souper d. Eastbourne 1888 age 39 : James Francis D Souper d. Eastbourne 1888 age 11 : Francis Abraham Souper m Eastbourne 1891 : Oriana Fanny Souper m St Ives 1901]

Frederick Soper 22unm footman, domestic at Westdean, Sx; b.Berks; in full set of servants with Robert J Turning 53 baronet, b.Holland; wife 54 b.Lon & 4 dau 12-27 all b.Holland; governess 60 b.Switzerland, butler 35, groom 20, cook 37, ladysmaids 30, 26 & 34, housemaids 52 & 21, kitchenmaid 20 all unm; coachman 30 & family, gardener 25 & family; scan & scan : [no b.vis berks c1859 '71/'91cen; slim offchance the Frederick who m.1878]

Gregory Soper 82 a retired farrier at Westbourne, Sussex. b.Stockalionstand, Cornwall, wife Charlotte Soper 78, son Charles W Soper 36u a general labourer both b.Westbourne '81cen; scan : [son Charles 'N' '71cen - Nicholas] : [marriage 1833 : d.1888]

Henry Soper (c1836-?) a fly driver 45 [age 39, '71cen] at Head St, Ifield; b.Ropley, Hants, wife Sabina Soper 39, Kate Soper 18 a dressmaker appr , Lawrence Soper 11, Sidney Soper 8 & Florence Soper 6 all students, all b.Ilfield with Albert Tolbert 'nurse child' (9 months) b.Crawley ; scan; '81cen - presume son below: [Henry m.Sabina Snelling 1860, Horsham]
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: son Alfred Soper 20 b.Ifield, a 2nd groom at Worth, Ifield, Sussex, boarding with James Styles 51 labourer b.W.Hoathly, Sx, wife Elizabeth & another boarder; scan : [Alfred m.Alice Knight 1891 Horsham]

James Soper (C1808-1881) age 73, widow no occupation b.Lewes, Sx at nr10, 2 Almshouse Normandy, Horsham (the only resident of unit in alms house) '81cen b.Lewes, Sx; scan : [James m.Harriett bef.1835] : [James died Oct>Dec 1883 age 78 Horsham bmd district]

James Soper head, 42 widowed rural post messenger, at London Rd, Crawley, Sx; b. Horsham, Sx; also Emily Coleman 46 widow housekeeper (dom) b.Horsham, Sx : [Kate 1 on next page] : [assume James m.Mary Collier who m.1856, Kingston, Sy]

James Soper age 31, railway signalman at 7 Ellen Rd, Hove; b.Crawley, Sx '81cen 1 of 3 lodgers in household of George Ferrier 28 railway porter b.Arundel, wife Rachel 27, 3 children 1-4; scan : [not vis '61/'71/'91cen; a signalman, Brighton on the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 1885]

John Soper 71unm, pauper, biscuit maker; b.Wartling, Sx; at "Hailsham Union Workhouse", Hellingly, Sx; theweald.org; 120 paupers there, many b.Warting; scan : [only other mention of Wartling {N of Pevensey} was Philadelphia Soper bpt.1780, Wartling to Thomas Soper & Philadelphia] : [?a John m.Rachel Coleman 1834]

John Soper 71 retired ironmonger at 22 Queens Rd, Brighton, b.Uckfield; wife Prudence Soper 68 b.Brighton with widowed sister Ann Brown 64 b.Brighton with 12 boarders, all male draper's assistants aged 17-29 '81cen; scan: [see Soper's Drapery Emporium]

John Soper 66unm [?'widower' below] labourer, lodging at 107 Graham St, Lon; '81cen; b.Uckfield, Sx; lodging with Albertho Zala 28 labourer b.Switzerland; wife Emma [nee Richards] 28 b.Lon & Albertho 2 b.Lon & lodger Susan Biddell 77 laundress; b.Lon scan & scan : [not vis '51/61/71cen]
: '91cen ??John 75unm general labourer (retired) inmate at Islington Workhouse, St Johns Rd, Upper Holloway N, Islington, Lon; 'b.Upfield'; scan
: 1895 John (c1789-1899) discharged 16 Jul 1895 from Cornwallis Rd Workhouse, Islington, from infirmary, age 80 scan; & discharged from Upper Holloway Workhouse, Islington 27 Jul 1895 to C R W [with others] scan
: 1899 John discharged 13 Jun 1899 from Cornwallis Rd Workhouse, Islington, to infirmary; 'widower' scan & discharged 13 Jun 1899 from Upper Holloway Workhouse, Islington to house [with others] (now 'married') scan; & discharged Upper Holloway Workhouse, as dead 25 Dec 1866, age 84; London Workhouse Registers scan
: 1899 John Soper (c1815-1899) d.Oct>Dec 1899, age 84, Islington, Lon

John Soper 34 paper bag manufacturer, emp 2 girls, at 22 Campbell Rd, Preston, Sx; b.Brighton, Sx; Fanny Soper 41 b.Chiddinly, Sx, & stepson Henry J Wheeler 12 errand boy b.Lewes, Sx; scan : [John m.Fanny ne Wheeler who m.1879, Brighton]

Joseph Soper 45 clerk L B S C Railway, wife Nance Soper 43, Joseph Soper 17 carpenter railway, Mary Soper15 envelope maker all b.Brighton, Ellsie Soper 13, Anne Soper11 scholars both b.Shoreham, Alice Soper 8, Kate Soper 7, Eliza Soper 4 all scholars b.Brighton '81cen : [Joseph m.Frances Dawes? 1860]

Kate Soper* 1 at London Rd, Crawley, Sx; b.Crawley dau with John Johnson 21 ag lab b.Crawley, wife Annie 19 b.Horsham, Sx; scan [*Johnson written Soper : ?a James 42 widow above on census page before] : [not vis '91cen/'01cen]
- Kate Soper b.Apr>Jun 1880, East Grinstead, Sx
: ??a Kate m.Alfred George Upton Jan>Mar 1901, Horsham, Sx

Louisa Soper 14 & Florence Soper 12 a scholar both b.Shoreham, Sx at Northington, Hants, staying with widowed grandmother, Eliza PACE 67, b.N Stresford, living on interest of money '81cen ['71cen Hants indicates George/Emma parents & brother Albert above]

Sarah Soper 41unm sister-in-law, a dressmaker at Midland House, Hurstmonceux, in household of William Shadwell 33 his wife Emily 38 & dau Ellen 5 all b.Herstmonceux '81cen; scan : [John m.Rachel Coleman 1834] : [Emily m.Jul>Sep.1874 Herstmonceux]

Samuel Henry Soper linen draper 44 at Southerland House, Church Rd, Cuckfield, Sx, '81cen, wife Louisa Soper 38; Charlotte Soper 19unm; Mary Soper 13 scholar all b.Brighton; Louisa Maggie Soper 2; Harold Soper 1 both b.Haywards Heath also servants Emma Allen 31 cook b.Herts; Emily 23 housemaid; Emily Booker 20 nurse; Minnie Whiling 15 nursemaid; scan : [see Soper's Drapery Emporium]

Thomas Soper 60unm grocer (employing 2 men) at Bedlam Green, Herstmonceaux & sister Eliza Soper 63unm housekeeper, both b.Herstmonceux; with 2 grocers apprentices Henry Firrell 16 & Albert Bourner 17 & dom serv Harriette Coleman 22u '81cen; scan : [both at '61cen]

Thomas Soper 31 b.Angmering, Sx, a 2nd groom lodging with a groom's family at West St, Storrington, Sx '81cen; also George Boxall lodger 21unm groom b.Godalming, Sy; scan : [Thomas Rundle Soper m.Annie Grenham; Dover 1874]
: '81cen; wife .... Annie Soper 33 b.Dover, Kent wife to an absent groom, in rooms over coach house, Augusta Place, Broadwater, Sx ; William Soper 6 b.York, Thomas R Soper 4, John Gilbert Soper 2 both b.Guilford*, Frank Soper 1 mth b.Worthing; scan
- Frank Soper b.Apr>Jun 1881, East Preston, Sx (inc Worthing)

William Soper 38 a 'traveller canvasser sewing mac' at 74 Clyde Rd, Preston, Sx; b.Brighton, Sx & wife Isabell 32 b.Storrington, Sx '81cen : [William m.Isabel ne Churchill 1880, Brighton]


Kelly Guide 1882 scan
- Soper & Wheeler printers & stationers, 2 North Rd : [linked]
- Samuel Henry Soper, linen draper, 78-83 North St : [linked draper]
- Mrs Edward Soper, boarding house, 19 Old Staine : [linked]
- Mrs E Soper baby linen warehouse & apartments 14-15 Kings Rd : [not linked]

William Henry Soper m.Caroline Smith Oct>Dec 1883, Westhampnett, Sx (bmd)
- Annie Evelyn Soper b.Jan>Mar 1886, Steyning, Sx; '11cen 25unm ladies maid London
- Eleanor Elizabeth Soper b.Apr>Jun 1889, Steyning; '11cen ladies maid; ??an Eleanor E m.Robert F W Thake Apr>Jun 1912, Reigate, Sy
: '91cen William H 34 coachman (groom) employee at 10 Queens Mews, Hove, Sx; b.St Pancras, Lon; Caroline 34 b.Havant, Sx; Annie E 5; Eleanor 2 both b.Brighton, Sx; with servant William D Sheal 21unm groom b.E Grinstead, Sx:
scan :
: : ??a William Soper coachman, saw a doctor (of a club he was a member of) with depression. After his wife's statements, he was pronounced insane, needing restraint & spent 3 days at Paddington Workhouse Infirmary. He lost a false imprisonment & negligence claim in Soper v Gibson & Young. (Law) : The Times Wed, 20 Jun 1900 : ['01cen over 100 adult Wiliams, inc 2 coachman; the other one in Lon]
: '01cen William 43 coachman domestic at 21a Farm Rd, Hove, [St Patrick], Sx; b.Marylebone, Lon; Caroline 43 b.Havant, Sx; Annie 15; Eleanor 12 both b.Hove, all b.Havant, Sx also visitor Edith Hill 26 parlormaid, domestic b.Rotherfield, Sx; other coachman family in same farm; scan & scan : [the neigbouring houses coachman]
: '11cen William Henry 53m licenced vituler, self employed at home at 78 Brighton Rd {10 rooms}, Horsham; b.Lon; Caroline 52 b.Havant, Sx; scan : [dau Eleanor not vis]
: '11cen Annie Evelyn 25unm ladies maid, domestic at 66 Cadogan Sq, Chelsea; b.Brighton, Sx servant to Valentine Charles, Earl of Kenmare, Ireland 50, wife 44, unm dau 22 & 23 all b.Lon, butler 56, footman 23 oddman 19, kitchenmaid 22 housekeeper 48, ladies maids 25 & 28, cook 26, housemaids 20 & 32, all but butler unm : scan
: '11cen Heleanor Elizabeth 22unm ladies housemaid at Eton, Bucks; b.Hove, Sx; in suite of 11 servants to Edward Lyttleton 55 headmaster, Eton College, wife 49 dau 20 & 18 scan
: '39cen ?an Annie E 50unm housekeeper (b.18 Feb 1889) at 71 Westminster Gardens, City of Westminster, Lon scan


James Soper m.Sarah Jane Chapham Jan>Mar 1884 Horsham, Sx
1861 - James Soper bpt to James & Esther Barnett 30 Jun 1861, Horsham
1871 cen - with father & step mother at Crawley above? '81cen - has father but no family not visable Eleanor M Soper 4 b.Havant, Hants & Arthur J Soper 2 b.Horsham
- Ada Emily Soper b.Oct>Dec 1884 Steyning, Sx; '01cen dom cook 16; m.Hubert William Fisher Apr>Jun
1908 Horsham; d.1984 [see below]
- Eleanor Mary Soper b.Jul>Sep 1886 Havent, Hants; '11cen cook 24unm; m.Harry C Roomes Jan>Mar 1916, Horsham, Sx
- Arthur James Soper b.Apr>Jun 1889 Horsham, Sx; a messenger enlisted Rifle Corp 1906; 1y Crete, 2y Malta, 4y India; '11cen bugler in India; d.WW1, 23 Sep 1914 Versailles, France; age 25 war record & biog
- Beatrice Annie Soper b.Jan>Mar 1892, Horsham, m.Harry Rowland Jul>Sep 1931 Horsham
- Robert Henry Soper b.4 Mar 1894 [b.Jan>Mar]; '11cen asst chauffeur 27; m.Mildred Rowland Jul>Sep 1918 Horsham
- Frederick Richard Soper b.2 Aug 1896 [b.Jul>Sep] '11cen photographers apprentice 14; m.Ethel M Woolgar Apr>Jun 1926, Horsham (Freda M Soper b.Oct>Dec 1929 Camberwell, mother ne Woolgar & d.Oct>Dec 1929 St George Hanover, Lon, age 0); '39cen 43 office license manager
- Lilian May Soper (1898-1918) b.Oct>Dec & Lilian M Soper d.Jul>Sep, age 19 both Horsham : [?Spanish flu pandemic targeted the young Sep-Nov 1918]
- Gladys Mildred Soper b.Oct>Dec 1901, m.Albert E Lind Jul>Sep 1926, Horsham
: '91cen James 29 brewers drayman at 33 Gladstone Rd, Horsham, Sx; Sarah E b.1885 both b.Horsham; Ada 6 b.Brighton, Sx; Eleanor M 4 b.Havant, Hants both scholars & Arthur J 2 b.Horsham also lodger Charles Pulling 18 rule maker b.Tillington, Sx; scan
: '01cen - James 39 brewer's drayman {farm?} at 26 Gladstone Rd, Horsham; Sarah 40 both b.Horsham; Eleanor 14; b.Havent, Hants & Arthur 12; Beatrice 9; Robert 7; Frederick 4 all scholars; Lilian 2 all b.Horsham; scan
: '01cen - Ada E Soper 16 cook domestic at 49 Carfax, Horsham; b.West Brighton, Sx with Arthur M Coleman 55 bank manager & family scan
: 1906 At East St, Horsham when eldest son enlisted : [The Beehive in East St; perhaps quite large as a Railway Union had open meeting there 1905]
: 1908 - James d.24 Dec 1908, of 'The Beehive', Horsham; probate Chichester 2 Feb 1909 to Sarah Jane Soper, widow; estate £97 10s 6d; from Probate Calender, scan : [James (c1861-1908) d.Oct>Dec, Horsham, age 47]
: '11cen Sarah Jane 50 widowed shopkeeper (confectionery) self employed at 18 Market Sq {5 rooms; 9 crossed out, [so inc shop/warehouse ext], Horsham, Beatrice Annie 19, Robert Henry 17 asst chauffeur (domestic); Frederick Richard 14 photographers apprentice, Lilian May 12 school, Gladys Mildred 9 school, all b.Horsham also boarder William Brown 36m pastry cook/baker {12y 5 kids, 4 alive} b.Kingsdown, Wilts : scan : [seems boarder for cash as she is not an employer; seems Sarah's getting by OK 2y after husband died]
: '11cen Eleanor Mary Soper 24unm cook, domestic in 10 rooms at Oakhill, Horsham; b.Havant, Hants; servant to Arthur Charles Jackson 63 army retired Lieut Col, b.Oxon; wife 50 {m.18y 1 birth} & parlour maid 22unm b.Sy scan : [mistranscribed Loper]
: '11cen Arthur, 22unm Bugler, Infantry, 3rd Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps, at Dagshai, India; Overseas Military; b.Horsham, Sx scan [a 5,800ft cantonment with hospital & jail at Himachal Pradesh wiki]
: 1914 - Arthur James Soper, a Private, King's Royal Rifle Corps, nr7807 died WW1, 23 Sep 1914, age 25 : Parents James (late) & Sarah Jane of 18 Market Square, Horsham, 'Kent' [Sussex], buried at Versailles, France
: 1930 Sarah J Soper (c1860-1930) d.Oct>Dec, age 70, Horsham, Sx
: '39cen Frederick R 43 office license manager (b.2 Aug 1896) at 521 Garratt Ln, Wandsworth, Lon; Ethel M 43 unpaid dom duties (b.10 Aug 1896) scan

Ada Emily Soper (1884-1984) b.reg Oct>Dec, Steyning, Sx & m.Hubert William Fisher Apr>Jun 1908 Horsham; bur.Oct>Dec Crawley (bmd)
Ada Soper (Aida) m.Hubert William Fisher of Sibertswold, Kent (1883-1956) (my great uncle Bert) b.& worked, Horsham. Here's a
picture. Sons Percy William Fisher b & d Apr>Jun 1909 Thakeham & Eric Fisher (1912-1984) b & d Horsham (worked at Cotching's solicitors/accountants) : from Linda Welch Feb'06 : source Hubert b.15 Jan d.12 Jun : source & : (Eric & an aunt on his mothers side visited Canada, perhaps Gladys Waldon from Sussex?) & ['91cen parents James & Sarah] : ['01cen father James a brewers drayman, family at Horsham, but no Ada visable]
'01cen Ada E 16 cook domestic at 49 Carfax, Horsham, Sx; b.West Brighton, Sx

[unreadable]? (c1871-1884) d.31 Jul 1884 age 13, at Sutherland House, Haywards Heath, only dau of late Ernest Jenner of Haywards Heath & stepdau of S H Soper of Haywards Heath; in 'The Standard' (pub.Lon) 13 Aug, from newspapers.bl.uk
: Frank Soper (c1869-1885) d.22 May 1885, aged 16, at Haywards Heath [Cuckfield RD], son of S H Soper : from The Times 25 May 104/211p : [see Soper's Drapery Emporium]

Amy Ellen Soper (1885-1889) b.Oct>Dec, d.Jan>Mar, age 4 both Steyning, Sx

James Soper signalman, Brighton on the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway 1885 Railway Index : ['81cen lodger 31 at Hove, railway signalman, b.Crawley, Sx]

Benjamin William Soper b.26 Jan 1872, son of William Soper MRCS of 307 Clapham Rd, SW, Entered S H Jan 1886 & left Jul 1889; Address Care of Viola Sinn Co, Iowa USA [Sinn not vis www] source p.214 : [see Dr William Soper (c1835-1911) biog]

Henry James Soper (c1810-1886) d.Apr>Jun 1886, Brighton, Sx, age 76

Sarah Soper d.11 Jan 1887, spinster of 74 Ashford Rd, Eastbourne, Sx; administration at Lewes 8 Feb 1887 to Mary Williamson of 74 Ashford Rd, widow, sister & one of next of kin; estate £2,615 10s 6d ; from Probate Calender, scan : [Sarah Soper (c1815-1887) d.Jan>Mar, Eastbourne, age 72]
: '81cen Elizabeth Hill 78 widowed head at 4 St Lukes Rd West Side, Lon; b.St Johns, Exeter; sister Sarah Soper 66unm b.St George, Hanover Sq, Lon; Isabella Hill unm dau 35 b.St Johns; Serina Wray 17 servannt (E N K) : [Sarah not vis '61/'71cen] : [??an Elizabeth Soper m.George Hill Jan>Mar 1874 Totnes]

George Edward Soper, Admiralty: Assistant Warder, Naval Prison, Lewes, appointed without civil service competition (London Gazette 6 Apr 1888)

James Soper m.Clara Rose Sellwood Apr>Jun 1889, Westhampnett, Sx (bmd); James b.1864, Kingsclere, Hants to John a gardener & Elizabeth Jane Buckell who m.1858, Kingsclere
- Herbert James Soper b.3 May 1890 [b.Apr>Jun], Kingsclere; railway booking clerk 1890 to after 1919 [see below]: Herbert J m.Lottie Parsons Jul>Sep 1915, Brighton, Sx; '39cen 49 railway clerk
- Alice Soper b.Jan>Mar 1894, Kingsclere
- Ethel Soper b.13 Nov 1896 [b.Oct>Dec, Kingsclere]
: '91cen James 27 domestic gardener, serv at Inhurst Ln, Baughurst, Kingsclere b.Wolverton, Clara R 33 b.Clapham, Sy, Herbert J 11m b.Baughurst scan
: '01cen James 37 gardner domestic (employee) at Bath Rd, Ufton, Berks, b.Wolverton, Hants; Clara 43 b.Clapham, Sy; Herbert 10; Alice 7; Ethel 4 all b.Baughurst, Hants; scan
: '11cen James 47 gardener in 5 rooms at The Gardens, Little Park, Brimpton Wynford, Newbury, Berks; b.Kingsclere, Hants; Clara Rose 53 {m.21y, 3 births, 3 alive} b.Clapham, Lon/Sy & Ethel 14 b.Baughurst, Hants; scan
: '11cen Herbert James 20unm railway company clerk; GBSCR at Swan Cottage, Colauges Bank, Chailey nr.Lewes, Sx {5 rooms} b.Baughurst, Basingstoke, Hants boarding with Mary Walden 71 widow {m.35y, 4 children} b.isfield, Sx : scan
: [Clara's father William from Aldermaston, a London policeman, retired to Brimpton : from Vicki Turner related to William 9/09]
: '11cen Alice 17 maid (domestic) in 22 rooms at Laywell, Totnes; b.Baughurst, Hants; servant to Philip Alexander 46 Chairman Marine Engineering Works b.India, wife 46 b.New York, dau 18, son 7; cook 34, maids 40, 23, 17, 17 & 16 , butler 41, groom 18 scan : [odd working in Dev, against flow of Devon youths to London servants]
: 1926 James d.Apr>Jun 1926 Newbury reg dist, age 61
: '39cen Clara R 81 widower, old age pensioner (b.19 Mar 1858) at 13 Edinburgh Rd, Reading, Berks scan
: '39cen Ethel 42unm house maid (b.13 Nov 1896) at Sonning Cottage, Wokingham, Berks; with Lilian Rose 28 Apr 1865 private means; Claris M Pridden b.2 Feb 1891 secretary; Jack H Ealy b.10 Feb 1926 at school, line 4-7 blacked-out; Reginald Wood b.3 Aug 1931; Ronald A Martin b.29 Sep 1925 both at school scan
: 1950 Clara R d.Oct>Dec 1950 Newbury, age 92

Arthur James Soper b.1889c, a Rifleman in the King's Royal Rifle Corps, parents James Soper (late) & Sarah Jane Soper : home, 18 Market Sq, Horsham, Sussex. d.Versailles, France : 23rd Sep 1914, buried/monument Les Gonards Cemetery, Yvelines, from, Soper war deaths : [birth registered Horsham Apr>Jun 1889]

Violet Beatrice Soper b.11 Aug 1889, d.14 Jan 1891 (d.Jan>Mar age 0 Brighton)

Charlotte Amy Soper m.Ernest Edward Fordred 11 Sep 1889 at St Peters Church, Brighton; eldest dau of S H Soper of Brighton & younger son of Joseph Fordred of Beafort? House, Acocks Green (by Rev Burden); in 'Birmingham Daily Post', 16 Sep, from newspapers.bl.uk: [see Soper's Drapery Emporium]

May Soper m.Harry Ravenhill Hulbert 8 Oct 1890 at St Nicholas' Church, Brighton; 2nd dau of Alderman S H Soper of Brighton; 2nd son of John Hulbert of Rocklands, Croydon (by Rev Boad vicar & Rev Morgan); in 'Daily News' (pub.London) 14 Oct from newspapers.bl.uk: [see Soper's Drapery Emporium]

Soper v Divall re rights of pasturage in Ashdown Forest DLW/494 1890 -5. Correspondence concerning the case nationalarchives.gov.uk : [Samuel m.Fanny Crick 1875 Camberwell, Lon]


1891 Census : 58 people (+25 born there but living outside the county) some listed below : goto

Alfred Soper (c1861-?) 30 labourer at New Town, Ifield; '91cen; b.Crawley 30, Alice 24 b.Ifield also widowed father Richard Knight 61 carter (horse-employee) b.Nuthurst & uncle William Fuller 46unm b.Crawley; scan : [Alfred m.Alice Knight 1891, Horsham]

Charles Soper 19unm lodger; groom (dom serv) at 94 New Buildings, Lavant, Sx; b.South ..., Devon; with Thomas Upfield 56m ag lab b.W.Hasting Ellen 49 laundress b.Eastborne, 4 children 17-9mm b.Aldwick, E.Lavant : scan scan : [not obvious '81/'01cen : '11cen a Charles 42 in Totnes; b.S.Brent??]

Charlotte Soper 89 living on own means at Smarts Lane, (Southbourne), Westbourne, Prinstead, Sx '91cen; Charles N Soper 45unm fisherman both b.Prinsted; scan : [Gregory b.Stockalionstand, Con; m.Charlotte, Westbourne, Sx 1833 & died there]

Edward C Souper 69 living on own means at 10 Ventnor Villas, (St Andrews), Hove, Sx '91cen b.Belgium (british subject); with housekeeper Jane Muddle & two young girls as a cook & general servant; also Jane Muddle 45unm housekeeper, dom serv b.Lewes, Sx; Annie Gairs 17 cook, b.Shermanbury, Sx & Ann Bransden 15 gen ser b.Albourne, Sx : scan: [Edward was Jane's tenant '81cen]

Emma Soper 45 trained nurse & lodging house keeper at Broadwater; b.Northington, Hants; Louisa Soper 24; Florence Soper 22 both mothers helps b.Horsham, Sx also boarders Ella M Christie 9 scholar b.Worthing, Sx & Henry B Edinborough 4 b.Redhill, Sy scan : [George m.Emma Pace 1864 Winchester, Hants]

Emma E Soper 41unm living on own means at Fernhurst Lodge, St Pauls Rd, (Sub Deanery), Chichester, W.Sx; b.Southampton, Hants also visitors Florence M Wilson 7; Henry J Wilson 7 both b.Littlehampton, Hants & widower William H Drydale 69 retired mariner b.Falmouth, Con scan : ['81cen Emma 30 unm fancy draper b.Southampton, Hants at 108 Fisherton St, Fisherton Anger, Wilts]

George E Soper 42 warder in naval prison, at 11 Little East St, All Saints, Lewes, Sx, b.Andover, Hants : wife Pamela Soper 40, Annie E Soper 19 dressmaker both b.Walmer, Kent, Edith G Soper 13 b.Scotland, Cyril E Soper 11m b.Lewes, Sx; (others on page warders) scan ['81cen Portland, Dorset; George on HMS Warrior' & nearby Pamela, Annie & Edith] : [George m.Pamela Anderson 1874, Portsea, Hants] :

Henry Soper 57 fly driver (groom) at High Street , Ifield, Sussex '91cen; b.Ropley, Hants; Sabina Soper 49; Florence Soper 15; Aubrey Soper 8 all b.Ifield, Sussex; scan : [Henry m.Sabina Snelling Oct>Dec 1860, Horsham]

James Soper 57 postman at New Town, Ifield, Sx; Emily Soper 56 both b.Horsham, Sx; scan : [assume James m.Mary Collier 1856, Kingston, Sy; rem.Emily Colman at Horsham, 1882 (his housekeeper '81cen)]

James Soper (c1862-?) brewers drayman 29 at 33 Gladstone Rd, Horsham, Sx; wife Sarah E Soper 30 both b.Horsham; Ada Soper 6 b.Brighton, Sx; Eleanor M Soper 4 b.Havant, Hants both scholars & Arthur J Soper 2 b.Horsham also lodger Charles Pulling 18 rule maker b.Tillington, Sx; scan [an Ada Emily Soper b.Steyning 1884 m.Hubert Fisher, Horsham 1908] : [a James died age 47 Oct>Dec 1908 Horsham bmd district] : [parents '01cen]

John Soper 44 printer & wholesale stationer (employer) at 2 North Rd, Brighton, Sx '91cen, Sarah Soper 35; Lily L Soper 5, Bertram J Soper 3; Percy W Soper 1 all b.Brighton, Sx; also at address 2nd household of William Wheeler 38 'wholesale stationer & printer'; wife Mary 35 & 4 children 1-10 all b.Brighton : scan : [John m.Fanny Wheeler 1879, Brighton]

Martha Georgina Soper 44 widow living on own means at Lingfield, Sx (St Peter & Paul); b.Southampton, Hants with gen servant Alice Gale 22unm b.Midhurst, Sx scan : [Martha Georgina Edwardes Soper bankrupt boarding house keeper 1900]

Mary Soper 50 widow living on own means at 33 Cornwallis St, St Andrew, Hastings, Sx (Holy Trinity) '91cen; b.Somerset; Florence Soper 24unm b.Walworth, Sy boarding with John Whitehouse 48 optician & wife Marian 28 both b.Lon & other boarders Louisa Bolt 46m b.Lon & dau Clara A 18unm b.Hounslow scan : [not vis elsewhere - looks like 'Loper'; Florence's b.not vis]

Nathaniel A Sopher 62unm bath chair [man?] & shoe black, in 1 room at 6 Lodging House, Augusta Place, Broadwater, (Christchurch), Worthing, Sx '91cen; b.'keive, pol;rus'? [Kiev, Ukraine? then Russia/Poland] (11 people at address, 6 households, 12 rooms); scan : [m.1873 Lancs]

Prudence Soper 78 housekeeper (domestic) at 22 Banow Cliffs Cott, (St Nicholas), Brighton; b.Brighton; also also widowed sister Ann Brown 74 dom serv b.Brighton; & 6 lodgers, all unm female draper's assistants 20-22 scan: [see Soper's Drapery Emporium]

Samuel Henry Soper 54 at 32 Vernon Terrace, Brighton (St Nicholas) [between Clifton Hill & Dyke Rd], 1891 census, draper & Mayor of Brighton; Louisa Soper, wife 48; Samuel Henry Soper jnr, 30unm son, drapers assistant; Alfred Soper 20unm drapers clerk, all b.Brighton; Louisa M Soper 12 dau scholar, b.Haywards Heath; dau May Hulbert [m.Mar.1890] 23m, b.B'tn; William Jenner, stepson, 21unm auctioneers clerk, b.HH; Harold Soper, son, 11, scholar, b.HH, also 4 servants Susan Corrall 55 widow nurse; cook 32; parlourmaid 22; housemaid 22 scan & scan2: [see Soper's Drapery Emporium]

Samuel Soper 46m self employed shoemaker at Charlwood, Fletching, Sx; b.Portsmouth, Hants; [not widow] & children Helen G 14 b.Pimlico, Lon; John W 13 b.Lambeth, Lon : scan : [Samuel m.Fanny Crick 1875 Camberwell]

Sarah Soper 50 unm self employed dressmaker sister-in-law at Milland Fm, Church Rd, Hurstmonceaux with William Shadwell 43 farmer, wife Emily 47 & dau Ella 15 all b.Hurstmonceaux; scan, as in '81cen : [John m.Rachel Coleman 1834] : [Emily m.Jul>Sep.1874 Herstmonceux]
: 1891 Mr Samuel Soper of Dane Hill, aged 46, elected at Ranger [thier only one], his testimonials being in all respects satisfactory; unanimously resolved by Ashdown Forest Conservators at Nutley; Dec 1891 scan

Thomas Soper 42 shop fitter (house) at 36 Park St, Brighton; b.Harbortonford, Dev; William H Soper 11 scholar b.Islington, Lon; lodging with Harriet Bullen 46 widowed laundress b.W.Grinstead & children 21, 12 & 11 all b.Brighton scan : ['91cen wife Emily in Battersea; working, as back together '01cen]: [Thomas m.Emily Newman 1875, Romsey, Hants]

Thomas Rundle Soper 39 groom (employee) in 3 rooms at 3 Queens Gardens, Eastbourne, Sx; b.Angmering, Sx; Annie Soper 41 cook b.Crookham, Hants; William Soper 16 footman (dom) b.Dover, Kent; Thomas R Soper 14 errand boy (port) b.York, Yorks; John Gilbert Soper 12 school boy b.Guildford, Sy also unm servants, housemaids Jane Wilding 25 b.Suffolk, Elizabeth Sayers 25 b.Lon & Susan Atkins 18 b.Margate, Kent scan [next door a lodging house keeper] : [Thomas Rundle Soper m.Annie Grenham Dover 1874]

William Soper 68 coal traveller (employee) at 61 Southover St, (St Peters) at Brighton, Sx; b.Brighton; Isabel Soper 42; Gertrude Soper 9 scholar; Edith Soper 1 all b.Storrington, Sx : scan : [William m.Isabel ne Churchill 1880, Brighton]

William H Soper 34 coachman (groom) employee at 10 Queens Mews, Hove, Sx; b.St Pancras, Lon; Caroline Soper 34 b.Lavant, Sx; Annie E Soper 5; Eleanor Soper 2 both b.Brighton, Sx; with servant William D Sheal 21s groom b.E Grinstead, Sx: scan : [William Henry m.Caroline Smith Oct>Dec 1883, Westhampnett, Sx]

William Soper 21 coachman at Fox Hotel, Crawley Ln, (St Nicholas), Worth, Three Bridges, Sx '91cen; b.Ifield, Sx; servant to James Boorer 43 inn keeper b.Sutton, Sy wife 48 b.Huntshaw, Dev; dau 29 & 18, son 10 & gen serv Emily Spring 26unm; coachman James Ashley 19 b.Horley 7; Thomas Tullett 42m potman n.Newdigate & boarder William Budger 36m cowman b.Crowhurst, Sx; scan : [not obvious in other census; b.not vis bmd]
: '00cen ??a William Soper 30unm valet b.Aug 1870 Eng (parents b.Ireland/Eng); immigrated 1899; '00cen at Washington, District of Columbia, US; servant to Gerard Lowther 42unm secretary, British Embassy; imm.1899; b.Eng, source

William Soper 16 hall boy at Meads Rd, (Meads Court), Eastbourne (St Johns), b.Dover, Kt; with Edith H & Muriel Campbell, 17 & 12 & set of servants Butler 32, school governess 30, footman 29, nurse 58, housemaid 19 & 22, kitchenmaid ; scan : [parents Thomas Rundle Soper m.Annie Grenham Dover 1874]

End of '91 cen


Charles Nicholas Soper m.Harriett Carver Jul>Sep 1891, Westbourne, Sx (bmd) [1m NE Havant]
?a Charles Nicholas Soper b.Jul>Sep 1845, Westbourne; 'Nicholas' bpt 10 Aug 1845 : [parents Gregory & Charlotte m.
1833]
: ['71cen : Gregory (c1799-?) head, age 72 b.Stockclun Island, Cornwall; Charlotte 67 & Charles N 25 both b.Westbourne]
: [?a 'Nicholas' of Emsworth & Westbourne, his old duck gun burst under his arm, after firing at wedding celebration. Wounded chest & left hand amputated at Chichester Infirmary 1873]
: ['81cen Gregory 82 retired farrier at Westbourne; b.Stockalionstand, Con; Charlotte 78, son Charles W 36u gen lbr both b.Westbourne]
- Charles Soper b.12 Apr 1892 [b.Apr>Jun], Prinsted, Havant, Sx; (Westbourne reg dist); gardener '11cen; 1911-27 Royal Artillery; WW1 France; labourer 1920 when father died; m.Gertrude Alice Southgate 1917, Colchester, Ex; d.1966
: Harriett Soper (c1852-1893) d.Jul>Sep 1893, Poole, Dor, age 41
: ['01cen Charles 55 widow, ag lab (in home of 5 or more rooms) at Prinsted Village, Westbourne, (St John the Evangelist), Sx, Charles 8 both b.Westbourne; scan]
: ['11cen Charles Nicholas Soper 65 widowed fisherman at Prinstead, Emsworth, Sx {6 rooms; m.4y, i child born - crossed out}; son Charles 18 under gardener both (employee, working at home) b.Westbourne : scan : [parents Gregory & Charlotte Shrubs m.1833] : [if correct re.m.c1908; but not vis bmd]]
: Charles N Soper (1845-1920) d.Jul>Sep 1920, Westbourne, age 75; Charles Nicholas Soper probate record 1920
: Charles Nicholas Soper d.26 Aug 1920, of Prinstead, Westbourne, Sx; administration London 3 Nov 1920 to Charles Soper [son age abt 28], labourer; estate £321 5s ; from Probate Calender, scan [Charles N Soper (1845-1920) d.Jul>Sep, Westbourne, age 75]

Alfred Soper m.Alice Knight Apr>Jun 1891 Horsham, Sx; [Alfred [b.16 Jul in '39cen] b.30 Aug 1857 Horsham to James & Esther who m.1856] : [Alice b.c1837 Ifield to Richard Knight 61 carter b.Nuthurst (from '91cen)]
- Alfred Soper b.23 Jan 1892 Ifield, Sx [b.Horsham RD]; '11cen propagator at florist 17; m.Lucy M Allard 1915, Greenwich; gardener a private & buglar in territorials 1908-13; injured Gallipoli 1915 Serg Sussex Reg 1919
- Percy James Soper b.9 May 1896 Crawley [b.Apr>Jun Horsham]; '11cen plumbers labourer 15; m.May Linfield Oct>Dec 1927, Horsham; '39cen 43 skilled workman, post office
- Jack Soper b.14 Jan 1899 Ifield [b.Jan>Mar Horsham] : [milkman; enlisted 1917, but heart unfit]; '39cen 40unm post office workman; ??a Jack (c1899-1941) d.Oct>Dec, Marylebone, Lon, age 42 [but 2 Jacks b.1899]
- George Soper b. & d.1901 Horsham [a candidate for missing child?]
- Ada Soper b.16 Jul 1904 [b.Jan>Mar] Ifield, Sx [Horsham bmd dist]; '39 cen 35unm domestic duties with parents
- Ivy Soper b.Jan>Mar 1904 Ifield [Horsham] & assumed m.Ralph Charman Jul>Sep 1926 Horsham
- ?? Soper 3 missing children '11cen had 8 births, 7 alive
: '61cen Alfred 4 scholar with James 27 bricklayer at New St, Horsham: Esther 34 b.Westgrinstead, Sx; Jane 5 scholar & Infant 1m, all b.Horsham, also Elizabeth Rowland 34, a millers wife, b.Dorking, Sy
: '71cen Alfred 14, b.Horsham; at Shop, Ifield a servant to shopkeeper Mr S Smith 35 b.Ifield, 2 shopmen 25 &; 27, stockeeper 25, apprentice 16 & 2 servants 14 & 17, all unm : scan
: '81cen Alfred 20 b.Ifield, a 2nd groom at Worth, Ifield, Sx, boarding with James Styles 51 labourer, wife Elizabeth & another boarder; scan [near parents]
: '91cen Alfred 30 labourer at New Town, Ifield, b.Crawley 30, Alice 24 b.Ifield also widowed father [of wife]Richard Knight 61 carter (horse-employee) b.Nuthurst & uncle William Fuller 46unm not employed, b.Crawley; scan : [William 37, imbacile with mother Rebecca Fuller 61 widow '91cen & '81cen Rebecca mother-in-law to Richard & Mary Knight; both at Crawley researcher]
: '01cen Alfred 39 a carman at High St, (St Peters), Ifield, Sx; b.Horsham; Alice 35 b.Ifield, Alfred 9 b.Ifield; James 5 b.Crawley & Jack 2 b.Ifield; scan
: '11cen Alfred 50 carman at 59 Spencer Rd, Crawley, Sx {6 rooms} b.Horsham; Alice 45 {m.20y 8 children 7 alive}; Alfred 19 propagator, florist; both b.Ifield, Sx; Percy James 15 plumbers labourer b.Crawley, Sx; Jack 12 school '& with mieneant?'; Ada 7 school; Ivy 7 school all b.Ifield : scan
: 1915 family at 49 Spencer Rd, Crawley 1915 [when Jack enlisted]
: family at Alfred (father) at 59 Soper Rd, Crawley, Sx [crossed out; 11 St Peters Rd, W.Crawley] [from son's Pvt Alfred, army record]
: '39cen Alfred 82 incapacitated (b.16 Jul 1857) at 59 Spencers Rd, Horsham, Sx; Alice 73 incapacitated (b.28 Apr 1866); Jack 40unm skilled workman, post office engineering dept (b.14 Jan 1899); Ada 35unm unpaid dom duties (b.16 Jan 1904); line 5 temp withheld scan
: '39cen Percy J 43 skilled workman, post office engineering cable jointer electrical (b.9 May 1896) at 64 Albany Rd, Crawley, Horsham, Sx; May 52 unpaid dom duties (b.13 Aug 1887) ; lines 3 & 4 temp withheld scan
: 1945 ??an Alice (c1867-1945) d.Apr>Jun, Chichester, Sx, age 78
: 1946 Alfred (c1858-1946) d.Jan>Mar, Horsham, age 88

Samuel Henry Soper, Mayor helped lay the foundation stone of Preston Park Clock Tower in Stanford Ave with the doner, Edward White 13 Aug 1891 source
: Samuel Henry Soper. The Mayor & Mayoress mentioned on plaque of Queens Park Drinking Fountain, to comemorate them opening the park 10 Aug 1892 source: [see Soper's Drapery Emporium]

George Soper (1873-?) Private nr.3819 3rd Bat, Royal Berks Regt 1892-92; b.Chute, Andover, Wilts [Hampshire?] a sawman?/cowman for Mr Henley, Andover, Wilts; 5ft 4¾in; 118lbs; chest 32in 2in expansion, fresh complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, C of E; mole under left collarbone; Attested for 6y as militiaman; 11 Jan 1892, age 18y 3m [so b~Nov 1873]; Discharged 5 Aug 1892; 22 Nov 1892 total '356 years' service army record : [not vis '81cen/'91cen] : ['01cen a George 27 carter on farm at Medstead Entire, Hants; b.'Chale', Hants perhaps with Elizabeth farmer b.Hoxton, Berks]

Florence Eliza Soper 23 of Worthing m.Charles Edward Hide 24 of Brighton 18 Apr 1892 : fathers George Soper a coachman & Richard Thomas Hide gent : (witnesses S C V Soper & A G Soper) source : [m.Apr>Jun 1892, East Preston, Sx] : parents George m.Emma Pace Oct>Dec 1864 Winchester, Hants : [a George d.Oct>Dec 1869 Fareham, Hants age 25]
: ['91cen Florence E 22 b.Horsham, Sx with widowed mother Emma 45 at Broadwater, Sx b.Northington, Hants; dau Louisa C 24 b.Horsham]
: Emma Soper d.25 Dec 1905, widow of 5 Park View Villas, Hove, Sx [d.Oct>Dec 1905 Steyning, age 60] & Louisa Caroline Victoria Soper d.24 Oct 1934 there, age 67; [d.Oct>Dec 1934, Steyning, Sx, age 67]


Soper's Drapery Emporium, Brighton :
Samuel Henry Soper (1837-1892) & Samuel Henry Soper jnr (1861-1914)
: [etching right
mybrightonandhove : [a rather exagerated view] : photo right the 1st shop, from regencysociety.org]

1837 - Samuel Soper b.25 Jan 1837, bpt.23 Apr Brighton, North St (desenters), Brighton to John & Prudence Peircey m.1832 (also bapt same day John b.14 Mar 1833, Henry b.25 Jan 1837 (also) & Elizabeth b.? &) [birth in non-conformist bmd register]:
1837 - Samuel Soper, born 25 Jan & bapt 23 Apr 1837 North St, 'Countess of Huntingdons or Dissenting Brightonants', Brighton, John & Prudence Peircey
1841 - Samuel Soper age 4, parents John, 30-34 ironmonger, Windsor Terrace, Brighton & Prudence Soper 30-34 1841, all b.Hants census : [no sign of twin Henry & elder siblings John & Elizabeth (presumed from 1837 bapt)] : [Windsor Terrace built c1830 see father]
1851 - Samuel H Soper 14 in 1851 census at 5 Windsor Terrace, Brighton, with father, John Soper 42, ironmonger b.Uckfield, Sx : Prudence Soper, wife, 40 : Samuel H Soper, son, 14, telegraph clerk, both b.Brighton (& gen serv Lucy Shrivell? 19 b.Brighton) from source [so Samuel not over educated]; [The 1st telegraph clerk employed at Brighton Rail Station sussexpostcards.com]
1851 - Presume jnr's future wife, Louisa Hart b.1841/42 age 8 b.Brighton in 1851 census, dau of Wiliam Hart 37 (b.London), a hatter (emp 2 men) at 65 Worth St, Brighton rootschat
1856 - Samuel Henry Soper at 22 Queens Rd, Brighton [was his father's John's home, SHS died there 1892] : qualified to vote due to owning freehold 3 plots of freehold building ground at Race Course Road [now Elm Grove from The Level nr Stn to race course] 1856 Electoral Roll, Brighthelmston scan
1858 - Samuel Henry Soper, a Brighton draper, created one shop from plots auctioned, 23 Apr 1858, by the trustees of the late William Wisden : 80-3 North St, 1-2 Farm Yard & 23-4 Upper Russell St. By 1905 the site was 35-6 Upper Russell St : E.Sussex Records Office ref AMS6153/2 : www.a2a : [he'd be just 21]
1860 - Samuel H (jnr) worked at the celebrated Brighton drapery store of Hanningtons, before returning to London. He started his own drapery business 1860 at 80 North St, Brighton sussexpostcards.com. He lived in this house, after which it became an annex to his nearby store. later made into 3 shops & demolished 1986. [caption of photo on right] sussexpostcards.com
1860 - Samuel Henry Soper (snr) m.Mary Ann Phillis Ames at Steyning [nr Brighton] Jan>Mar 1860 from bmd
- Samuel Henry Soper b.Jan>Mar 1861 Brighton, Sx : [?m.Katherine Elizabeth B{ertha} Polak, Brighton Jul>Sep
1892 (b.Hamburg, German)], d.1914
- Charlotte Amy Soper b.Apr>Jun 1862 : m.Ernest Edward Fordred 11 Sep 1889, St Peters, Brighton; eldest dau of S H Soper of Brighton; younger son of Joseph Fordred of Beafort? House, Acocks Green (by Rev Burden); in 'Birmingham Daily Post' 16 Sep from newspapers.bl.uk
- May Soper b.Apr>Jun 1867, Brighton : 'Mary' in '71cen : m.Harry Ravenhill Hulbert 8 Oct 1890 St Nicholas' Church, Brighton; 2nd dau of Alderman S H Soper of Brighton; 2nd son of John Hulbert of Rocklands, Croydon : 'May Hulbert Soper' age 23, with parents '91cen : [son Vernon Ravenhill d.24 Feb 1894 aged 13m; & youngest son, Egbert d.1918, age 19 see below]
- Frank Soper b.Apr>Jun 1869, Brighton; '81cen at Redhill boarding school, age 11; d.22 May 1885, aged 16, at Haywards Heath [Cuckfield RD d.Apr>Jun], from The Times 25 May
- Alfred Soper b.cAug 1870 Brighton [b.Jul>Sep]; '91cen drapers clerk; '01cen gent 30unm; '11cen 40unm farm ass?; d.11 Dec 1937, age 67, of 60 Frederick St, Brighton, Sx; estate £2,170
- William Jenner b.Jan>Mar 1870 stepson; Cuckfield bmd reg dist (which inc HH); '81cen at Reigate boarding school with Frank & Alfred: '91cen age 21 : chartered surveyor 1934 when executor to mother
- Julia Marion Jenner b.Apr>Jun 1871 & d.Jul>Sep 1884, both Cuckfield bmd (inc HH); stepdau; d.31 Jul 1884 Haywards Heath, age 13
- Louisa Maggie Soper b.Haywards Heath 1879 (b.Jan>Mar Cuckfield) [a pianist & music teacher1912 -20] m.Samuel George Moule 11 Aug 1917 Uckfield, Sx (ages 38 & 27), 2 sons Samuel Arthur Moule (?-2007) & Kenneth [from Terina grgranddau of Samuel source]
- Harold Soper b.Haywards Heath 1880 (b.Jul>Sep Cuckfield) : '01cen 21unm auctioneers clerk : [m.Adelaide Mary Kent 1911 Sevenoaks, Sx] : car garage & dealer : d.1933 Tunbridge Wells, Kt (estate £2,529)

1861 - Samuel Henry (c1837-?) aged 24, linen draper, at 80 North St, West Brighton; 1861 census; employing 1 man & 2 ass; wife Mary A P 21 & Samuel H 3 months; all b.Brighton, also linen draper's assistant George Lowthian Farrant 19unm, b.Exeter, Dev & domestic servant Mary Mackford 15 b.Laughton, Sx scan
1862 - Mrs Soper (of Soper's Emporium) 'a well known Brighton business' , contributed to William Moon’s Brighton Society for the Welfare of the Blind, founded 1862 : source
1862 - Mr Soper mentioned with a shop in Upper Russell St : sometime between 1862-1932 : E.Sussex Record Office: Brighton Borough Council [DB/D/7/1] www.a2a
1867 - Samuel Henry Soper, a linen draper, 80, 81 & 83 North St : Kelly's 1867 Directory for Brighton with Hove & Cliftonville : source [see 1858 purchase of the site] : a Samuel Soper, bapt 23 Apr 1833, North St, Brighton [igi]
1871 - Samuel Henry Soper 34, draper (employing 64 hands) [still young, a very fast expansion] at Holly Bank, Lindfield, Sussex 1871 census : Mary Ann P Soper, wife 31 : children Samuel H Soper 10 : Charlotte A Soper 9 : Mary Soper 3 [May]: Frank Soper 1 : Alfred Soper 9m all b.Brighton; also nurse, housemaid & general serv; scan; '71cen [Haywards Heath on London to Brighton rail line for commuting]
1871 - parents John Soper 62 a collector at Queens Rd, Brighton, 1871 census; b.Uckfield & Prudence Soper 59 collector's wife b.Brighton, & servant Prudence Parker 22unm b.Brighton; 14 boarders, unm male drapers assistants 18-32 scan
1872 - Mr Soper a draper of Brighton. Henry West of 23 Upper North St, Caledonian Rd, London ordered 4 velvet mantles saying they were for Soper. West arrested redeeming them from a pawn shop. Soper said he never gave West authority to order goods in his name : from The Times 11 Nov 1872 210/746n & 'The Standard' 11 Nov; scan
1873 - S H Soper of Haywards Heath, Sx, owned 2 acres 6 perches, est.rental value £103 7s; Return of Owners of Land, 1873
source
1874 - Samuel Henry Soper 58 West St, Brighton & Sutherland Ho, Haywards Heath; Court Directory 1874 scan
1876 - Mary Ann Phylis Soper d.2 Feb 1876 (wife of Samuel Henry Soper) of Sutherland House, Haywards Heath, Cuckfield, Sx; administration Lewes 8 Jun 1892 to Samuel Henry Soper gentleman; estate under £14 9s 5d; from Probate Calender,
scan : [Mary Ann P Soper d.Cuckfield, Sx Jan>Mar 1876 age 35 ('age 36' on Soper memorial)] SamuelHenry Soper cartoon from Royal Pavilion & Museums Samuel Henry Soper jnr invented a cash carrier 1889
1878 - Samuel Henry Soper m.Louisa Jenner [née Hart] Jan>Mar 1878, Reigate [bmd] : [widow of Ernest Jenner of Haywards Heath (stepson William Jenner (c1870-?) with family '81cen : Only stepdau Julia (c1871-1884)] : [Louisa b.Brighton 1842/3 (so c36) & from HH, so why m.Reigate Dist? : 3 years later both Jenner & Sopers sons boarding at Redhill (in Reigate district)] : [Haywards Heath connections, SHS b.HH 1837. Also step son William Jenner b.HH & SHS's son Harold both b.HH 1880 : Louisa Hart m.Ernest Jenner Apr>Jun 1869 Brighton & William George Jenner b.Apr>Jun 1879 Cuckfield; Ernest's d.not vis]
1878 - Samuel Henry Soper of Sutherland House, Haywards Heath; Post Office Directory 1878 scan
1879 - Samuel's family presumably at Cuckfield [3m E of HH], as his new wife's children b.Cuckfield Louisa Maggie 1879 & Harold 1880
1879 - Samuel Henry Soper Patent application nr.1648 for window sash fasteners (Haywards Heath) 1879; hardcover; for sale in Amazon 2012 (£40) [selling public patent application forms as 'books']
1881 - parents : John Soper 71 retired ironmonger, b.Uckfield at 22 Queens Rd, Brighton, 1881 census & wife Prudence Soper 68 b.Brighton with widowed sister Ann Brown 64 b.Brighton & 12 boarders, all male draper's assistants (aged 17-29) ; scan : [they m.1832]
1881 - Samuel Henry linen draper 44 1881 census at Southerland House, Church Rd, Cuckfield, [Haywoods Heath] Sx; Louisa 38; Charlotte 19unm; May 13 scholar, all b.Brighton; Louisa Maggie 2; Harold 1 both b.Haywards Heath also servants Emma Allen 31 cook b.Herts; Emily 23 housemaid; Emily Booker 20 nurse; Minnie Whiling 15 nursemaid; scan : [Samuel H jnr 20 not vis & not vis '91cen]
1881 - Frank Soper 11 & Alfred Soper 9 both b.Brighton, [with step-brother] William Jenner 11 b.HH, boarders 1881 census; at Montague Villa, South Side of Station Rd, Redhill, Surrey, a boarding school with 10 boys 8>12, governess Louisa Nettlefold 59unm, Emily Cork 30, Elizabeth Howick 18 & Lucy Fuller housemaid 17 : [the villas, now re-developed, bordered countryside on London Brighton rail]
1881 - Samuel Soper proposed alterations to 22-4 Upper Russell St, [shops] c1881 source [24 renumbered 35-6 in 1883] : a2a.org.uk
1881 - ? Soper, a new building file for a shop in Upper Russell St - ref DB/D/7/1970 : 16 Feb 1881 : "Soper / Pike" [Pike mentioned several times, so may have been the developer?] E.Sussex Records Office www.a2a.pro.gov.uk
1882 - Soper’s Emporium at junction of North Rd & Western Rd & nearby tradesmen received electric lighting, inside & out 1882 from The Hammond Electric Lighting Company Brighton Gazette
1882 - Samuel Henry Soper, linen draper 78, 79, 80, 81, 82 & 83 North St; Kellys Guide scan
1883 - Properties were renumbered about 1883 ; 22-23 Upper Russell St became 82-83 North St (& were formed into one shop by Soper) www.a2a.pro.gov.uk : [seems wrong as using new numbers 1882 above]
1883 - Soper & Nell 'In the West Ward, the old members, were returned', Brighton, Municipal Elections : from The Times 2 & 3 Nov 1883 286-7/746n
1884 - [unreadable]? (c1871-1884) d.31 Jul 1884 age 13, at Sutherland House, Haywards Heath, only dau of late Ernest Jenner of Haywards Heath & stepdau of S H Soper of Haywards Heath; in 'The Standard' (pub.Lon) 13 Aug, from
newspapers.bl.uk : Julia Marian Jenner b.Apr>Jun 1871 & d.Jul>Sep 1884, age 13, both Cuckfield bmd dist [with inc Haywards Heath] : [SHS m.Louisa Jenner 1878 : '91cen stepson William Jenner, 21 living with SHS : 1934 William a chartered surveyor, & executor when his mother died]
- Samuel Henry Soper bought 78-9 North St & 2-3 Farm Yard he was re-uniting plots : E.Sussex Record Office MS6153/2/54-62
1885 - Frank Soper (c1869-1885) d.22 May 1885, aged 16, at Haywards Heath [Cuckfield bmd RD], son of S H Soper; from The Times 25 May 104/211p: [family recently living at, & father b.HH]
1886 - Samuel Henry Soper of 78 to 83 North St, draper, son & sole executor of John Soper d.8 Apr 1886, accountant of 22 Queens Rd, Brighton, Sx; died Queens Rd; will Lewes 10 May 1886; estate £220; from Probate Calender, scan : [John (c1810-1886) d.Apr>Jun, Brighton, age 76] : [husband of Prudence d.1893, age 80]
1880-90s? - Soper's advertising large & varied stock at lowest prices; dresses, silks, mantles, costumes, millinery, flowers, feathers, laces, ribbons, furnishings, drapery, floorcloths, bedsteads, bedding, household, china & glass, novelties, fancy goods bazaar mybrightonandhove
1889 - Samuel Henry Soper jnr of 80 North St, Brighton, patented a cash carrier for use in presurised tubes, application 25 Feb 1889; US patent nr.403,967 28 May; google patents; [carrying cash to cashiers & returning change & receipt; Image right]
1889 - Alderman Soper supported a Liberal Unionist candidate for the Brighton election, having previously supported the Liberal : from The Times 31 July 1889 342/746n
1890 - May Soper m.Harry Ravenhill Hulbert 8 Oct 1890 at St Nicholas' Church, Brighton; 2nd dau of Alderman S H Soper of Brighton; 2nd son of John Hulbert of Rocklands, Croydon (by Rev Boad vicar & Rev Morgan); in 'Daily News' (pub.London) 14 Oct from newspapers.bl.uk
1890 - Alderman Samuel Henry Soper, a Liberal Unionist, elected mayor of Brighton for one year; from The Times 11 Nov 1890 358/746n & list of Brighton Mayors
1890 - Mayor Soper, from Punch Magazine 6 Dec 1890 -- 'Something in a Name'-- What a happily appropriate name for the Chief Magistrate of so fashionable a watering-place as Brighton is Mr SOPER! Whether he is Soft SOPER, or Hard SOPER, or Scented SOPER, it matters not; it is only a pity that after his year of office, if the Brightonian Bathers can spare him, he should not be transferred to Windsor. Old Windsor SOPER--what a splendid title for the Mayor of the Royal town! No doubt he will show himself active & energetic during his Mayoralty, & that at Brighton henceforth a totally opposite meaning from the ordinary one will be given to the description of a speech as "a SOPER-ific." At least, it is 'oped so, for the sake of SOPER. from Gutenberg Project : [Rev John Soper at funeral of editor of Punch 1870 nr Crawley, Sx (Soper b.1816 Edmonton, M.sex so no obvious connection)]
1890 - Mayor Soper at banquet given by trustees of Queens Park, when it was bought & transfered to Brighton Corporation Dec 1890 source
1891 - Prudence Soper 78 at 22 Banow Cliffs Cott, (St Nicholas), Brighton 1891; b.Brighton; also also widowed sister Ann Brown 74 dom serv b.Brighton; & 6 lodgers, all unm female draper's assistants 20-22 scan : [so still actively involved in the business]
1891 - Samuel Henry 54 at 32 Vernon Terrace, Brighton (St Nicholas) [smart 6 story terrace, between Clifton Hill & Dyke Rd see; image right], 1891 census, draper & Mayor of Brighton; Louisa 48; Samuel Henry jnr, 30unm son, drapers assistant; Alfred 20unm drapers clerk, all b.Brighton; Louisa M 12 dau scholar, b.Haywards Heath; dau May Hulbert [m.Mar.1890] 23m, b.B'tn; William Jenner, stepson, 21unm auctioneers clerk, b.HH; Harold, son, 11, scholar, b.HH, also 4 servants Susan Corrall 55 widow nurse; cook 32; parlourmaid 22; housemaid 22 scan & scan2 : [assume nurse for Samuel snr; assume in reasonable health 6m earlier when elected mayor; he died "suffering from the effect of overwork", 15m later (but perhaps nurse for newly married dau?)] : [Samuel Henry jnr 30 not vis & not vis '81cen]
1891 - Cartoon of Samuel Henry Soper, on right; from Royal Pavilion & Museum; [box by him labled 'Finance Committee', so assume as mayor 1892] website [image on right]
1891 - Samuel Henry Soper, Mayor helped lay the foundation stone of Preston Park Clock Tower in Stanford Ave with the doner, Edward White 13 Aug 1891 source : [images right]
1891 - Mrs Soper, the mayoress, opened on 14 Sep 1891 the corporation built power station in North Rd source : [was husband unwell?]
1891 - Mrs S H Soper, Mayoress of Brighton (wife of Mayor, Alderman Soper) fixed the first pile in The Brighton New Pier, in a high wind (replacing the 1822 chain pier), after they had lunch at The Dome 7 Nov 1891. ref 365/746n
1891 - Samuel Henry Soper, mayor, photo of him & other dignitaries at inaugural ceremony & laying of the first pile of Marine Palace & Pier, 7 Nov 1891; from Brighton Argus 1934 : [photo on right]
1892 - 'The Mayor & Mayoress' mentioned on plaque of Queens Park Drinking Fountain, to comemorate them opening the park 10 Aug 1892 source [SHS d.5d later in Scotland]
1892 - *son, Samuel Henry Soper [jnr] m.Katherine Elizabeth Bertha Polak, 4 Aug 1892 at St Peter's, Brighton; eldest son of Alderman S H Soper JP of Brighton; youngest dau of of Mrs Polack, 5 Stanford Rd [4 story terrace, same St as husband SHS], Brighton & late Edmund Polack of Berlin (by Rev Hannah) Sussex Agricultural Express; 12 Aug, from newspapers.bl.uk : [bmd Jul>Sep] : [Katherine b.Berlin Germany ('01cen) her father a deceased merchant] : Researcher Joe requesting '01cen details : [reply offered '01cen, below]
: the bride was attired in a beautiful costume of ivory duchesse satin, with court train, trimmed with real Brussels lace; the bridesmaids were dressed alike in cream crepon trimmed with pale heliotrope silk, and each wore a white "flop" hat trimmed with ostrich feathers from The Argus
- Eleanor Adèle Soper b.19 Sep 1893, Brighton [b.from Eastbourne Gazette; b.Oct>Dec] ['01cen 'Clarence' 7 'dau']; '11cen 17 at home ; m or d not vs bmd
- Sydney Henry Soper b.Brighton Jan>Mar 1895 : (a Sidney H Soper, Private..., Royal Sussex Regiment, nr70585 WW1 service medal), & Private nr.200438; Enlisted 31 Aug 1914; Discharged 9 Jul 1917 from 4th Royal Sussex [Territorial]; due to '392 xvi' Sickness; Served overseas; Badge issued 13 Jul 1917; Silver War Badge; Roll nr.210556; 'a gentleman' 1920 when mother's executor ("a son b.5 Dec 1894" see below); Ancestry has a portrait of Sidney Henry Soper as troubadour, taken Jan 1904 at Cuckfield, Sx* & a Royal Sx Regiment Badge photo*
- Leslie Vernon Soper b.Brighton Apr>Jun 1898 : school Warwick; a draper; enlisted 1914, but unfit by 1916; storekeeper 1920; m.Edna M Yeomans 1928 Birmingham : [seems 'Vernon' from gr.parents's house, in Vernon Terrace '91cen, -odd idea -perhaps moving & touchingly sentimental? - Perhaps 'unVictorian' to be a conception name if still there 1897??)]
- Audrey Phillis K[atherine] Soper b.Jan>Mar 1906, Steyning, Sx; m.James B Baird Jul>Sep 1926, Manchester S, Lancs; d.1980

1892 - Samuel snr had gone to Pitlochry with Louisa for a rest & "in search of health", 1 week after his son's m. He'd been "suffering from the effect of overwork" for some time. [at his death] Samuel jnr was still on honeymoon on the Rhine sussexpostcards.com. He died at Fisher's Hotel, Pitlochry, Scotland, of a stroke source*
1892 -
Samuel Henry Soper d.15 Aug 1892, age 55 at Pitlochrey; of 32 Vernon Terrace, Brighton; in 'Morning Post' (pub.Lon) 19 Aug, from newspapers.bl.uk scan; buried in family tomb at Extra Mural Cemetery, Brighton; son & other relations there*
1892 - : Samuel Henry Soper d.15 Aug 1892, draper & silk mercer of North St, Brighton, Sx; Probate, Lewes 20 Oct 1892 to Louisa Soper, [his] widow, Samual Soper, Ernest Edward Perdred? drapers & silk mercers; estate £11,076 ; resworn Jun 1893 £33,532 17s 5d ; from Probate Calender, scan [d.not vis bmd as in Scotlend]
1892 - Samuel Henry Soper draper & silk mercer of North St, Brighton, Alderman & Justice of the Peace of Brighton (d.15 Aug 1892) Will proved District Registry, Lewes 20 Oct 1892 by executors Louisa Soper [youngest dau], Samuel Henry Soper [eldest son] & Ernest Edward Fordred [m.eldest dau Charlotte]. Claims by 11 Mar 1893; Dated 28 Jan 1893 (London Gazette 31 Jan)
1892 - Samuel Henry Soper jnr & b-in-law Ernest Edward Fordred inherited Soper's Drapery Emporium source*
1893 - mother, Prudence Soper (c1813-1893) Death registered Jan>Mar 1893, age 80, Brighton; Soper memorial plaque says b.3 Jan 1893 [wife of John, who d.1866]
1894 - S H Soper [jnr] had a son 5 Dec 1894, 19 Alexandra Villas, Brighton [off Dyke Rd]: from The Times 7 Dec, 160/211p [no mention of a wife having any involvement in this event] : [presume late registered Sydney Henry Soper b.Brighton Jan>Mar 1895]
1897 - ?? an - S H Soper wrote & copyrighted sheet music; 'Sleep, Baby, Sleep'. lullaby, words & music SHS pub.London by J & W Chester; also 'Fairy Dreams' a waltz for the pianoforte 1897 published Brighton by J & W Chester 1897; 'Meditation for the Organ' (Transcribed by P Starnes) pub.Brighton by J & W Chester 1898; 'Barcarolle for the Pianoforte' pub.1901 by C Vincent; 'Gone to Rest'. sacred song, words and music by SHS (arranged CT West.) pub.1902 by C Vincent amazon.co.uk : music at British Library [father & son, only SHSs in UK's '11cen; but a Rev.S H Soper (1882-1978), a Canadan missionary see'. But SHS snr did leave grand piano in his will* & did publish books; & dau Louisa a pianist & music teacher]
1899 - S H Soper jnr & family had moved between 1894 & 1899 to a villa. The Highlands, Hamilton Rd. Preston; Kelly's 1905 Sussex Directory says The Highlands, Stanford Rd (not Hamilton). sussexpostcards.com
- The Highlands 48 Stanford Rd (corner of Hamilton Rd), was Daniel Friend's large detached house. He built the road 1860's Brighton Streets googlemap [photo right]
1900 - S H Soper's shop 1900ish; from a facebook page 'Soper Family History' (of Brighton, Sx) [an equally brilliant resource] from S H Soper's grgrgrgrandson; 3 photos of the shop [1 on right]. He adds “Samuel Henry Soper, jnr lost the family fortune at the races!”; (photo from the James Gray Collection)
1900 - Soper's Drapery Emporium, picture c1900 above, top of North St, facing Western Rd; from sussexpostcards.com
1901 - an S H Soper 'single' [so not married??; but possibly listed as sailing without family?] , English, sailed from London on a Morocco voyage of 26 days, on 'SS Morocco' 1,284 tons 15 Mar 1901 21 passengers with Morocco round tickets; mostly families inc a stockbroker, philatalist & fancy goods dealer; 8 passengers for Tenarife & 2 for Mogador [an offshore island] & 1 for Casablanca from findmypast.com scan [assume SHS jnr as a material merchant & he was not with young family in Apr'01cen (& SHS snr dead), presume a buying trip; the mail-ship {pic right} continued to Canary Islands, so time ashore allowed] : [Nat.Archives has SS Morocco (Wilson Line) on monthly voyages from Port of London to Morocco, so 26d for round trip]
1901 - '01cen Louisa 58, widow [of Samuel H] living on own means at 1 Wilbury Villas, Wilbury Place, Hove, (All Saints), Sx [4 story semi], b.Brighton, Sx 1901 Census; Louisa M 22unm; Harold 21unm auctioneers clerk (employee) both b.Haywards Heath, Sx with housemaid Annie Foster 36 d.E.Grinstead, Sx & cook Jennie Hughes 23 b.Hants; scan
1901 - '01cen Katherine E B 33 drapers' wife b.Berlin, Germany a naturalized Berlin subject [British Subject] at 48 Stanford Rd [same house as '91cen], Preston; Clarence 7: Sidney 6; Leslie 4 all b.Brighton with Annis Deppe governess 25unm b.Hamburg, Germany (German sbj) ; cook Amelia Purett 21unm b.Brighton, Sx & housemaid Kate Gammans 20unm; b.Arundel, Sx; scan : [assume husband in Morocco]
1901 - '01cen Alfred 30unm gentleman living on own means at Aberton Farm, Edburton, Sx; b.Brighton, Sx; visiting Elizabeth Page 62 farmer b.E Chillington, Sx; son Walter 31; son-in-law William Wridge 31 farmer & wife Ada Louisa 32 & their children 7 & 4 & niece Florence Whiteman 22 mothers help b.Lewes scan
1901 - S H Soper presented to Brighton Museum, skeleton of young male tiger; 'Bexhill-on-Sea Observer' 13 Jul
1903 - an S H Soper elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society : from The Times - 11 Feb 1903 588/746n [* see below]
S H Sopers postcard of 'The Skylark', Brighton Beach S H Sopers postcard of Brighton Beach S H Sopers postcard of Steine Gardens S H Sopers postcard of Brighton Pavilion 1912 S H Sopers postcard of Palace Pier 1904 S H Sopers postcard of Marine Pier 1904 S H Sopers postcard of Steine Gardens S H Sopers postcard of Hove Seawall 1904
1903 - Sopers Bazzar sold postcards top; from 1903 'of North St'; several of Brighton, from sussexpostcards.com [a 1921 card shows the shop had their own post franking stamp] S H Sopers postcard of Brighton Pavilion 1912
1905 - S H Soper 'The Highlands', Stanford Rd, tel.1407 & S H Soper general drapers, 79-83 North St, Tel.Brighton 378; & P.O. Brighton 1194 79-83 North St; Brighton Phone Directory scan
1906 - Samuel Henry Soper, furnishing draper of 78-83 North St, Brighton, Sussex: Started bankruptcy petition 1906 against James C C D Hay a private school proprietor of Brighton (London Gazette 16 Nov 1906)
1906 - S H Soper Brighton Drapery Emporium, 78 North St; Tel Brighton 378; Kelly's Directory scan
1907 - S H Soper advert, from London's Evening Standard 10 Apr 1907 'Visitors to Brighton invited to inspect spacious showrooms'; 77,78, 79, 80, 81, 82 & 83 North St & 35 & 36 Upper Russell St newspaperarchive.com : [image below right] : Now also stocking carpet & linoleums (laid free), 'Kaadoo' serges, coats, skirts, blouses, dress fabrics, trimmings
? - SHS, Stationery & Fancy Emporium, published 'Count of Monte-Cristo' by Dumas, no date. Final page is titled, "The Home Instructor Library" listing 100+ titles source
1908 - Samuel Henry Soper 77-83 North St & 35 & 36 Upper Russell St, Bankruptcy Petition Filed 6 Apr 1908 (1 May) : Receiving Order 5 May edinburgh-gazette : Trustee appointed 14 May 1908 (19 May) : Debts to be sent by 9 Jun 1908 (26 May) : Hearing 21 Aug 1908 (28 Jul) : Discharge suspended for 2½y to 21 Feb 1911 as ‘he contributed to his bankruptcy by unjustifiable extravagance in living. His assets less than 10s in the £’ : (Gazette 2 Oct 1908) : (& 23 Feb 1909) : 2nd & final dividend 1s 6d 1 Apr 1909 (30 Mar) : release 16 Jul 1909 (Gazette 17 Sep)
1908 - Samuel Henry Soper [jnr], a silk mercer & draper of North St, Upper Russell St, Brighton. creditor's meeting, £25,169 liabilities, £10,553 assets, attributed to trading losses since Feb, since when £3,700 household & personal expences taken; from The Times - 13 May 1908 678/746n
1908 - Samuel Henry Soper, Brighton, Sx, silk mercer & draper, bankruptcy adjudication; from The Times 16 May 1908 : (& London Gazette 15 May) 205/211p
1909 - Mssrs Sopers, 80 North St, Brighton; address on postcard of military at Arundel annual territorial camp 1909 posted J E Spary? to Miss P White c/o Mssrs Sopers. source : [assume a shop employee?]
1910 - S H Soper's branded thread on cotton reels 1910 from V & A Museum [image right] : Also 9 inch platemade for S H Soper, probably with a pre 1900 Brighton crest, ebayed 2015 [image right]
1911 - Samuel Henry Soper 50 draper in 9 rooms {11 crossed out} 37 Tisbury Rd, Hove, Sx '11cen, b.Brighton; wife Catherine Elizabeth Bertha Soper 43 boarding house keeper (employer) {m.18y 4 children all alive} b.Berlin, Germany, Eleanor Adele Soper 17 home, Audrey Phillis Katherine Soper 5 at school both b.Brighton; & boarder Daniel Odinet 18 occupation none, French, b.Paris, France; servant Mary Violet Davey 18 boarding house housemaid scan : [children Clarence 17 & Sydney 16 not obvious] : [wife now having to work, with 1 maid (from 3 servants in '01cen)]
1911 - Leslie Soper 14 at school in 12 rooms at Wichmont St, Bernards Rd, Solihull, Warwick; b.Brighton; with Ernest Fordred 49 fancy draper, retail b.Birmingham; wife Mary 49 {m.21y, 1 birth} b.Brighton, Sx; dau Maryon? Fordred 19unm student (musical) b.Yardley, Warwick & 2 unm servants, cook 33, housemaid 31 scan
1911 - Louisa 68, widowed sister in law {3 children 2 alive* (crossed out)} at 3 Davyan Rd, Hove, Sx '11cen; of private means b.Brighton with William Toitt Booth 59 refreshment contractor; Emma Booth 61 {m.34y 4 children 4 alive} both b.Brighton & servant Harriet Ghost 29unm b.Brighton : scan : [no Booth/Soper m.vis c1877 {?a William Thomas D Soper m.Jan>Mar 1871, Westbourne, Sx (to Louisa Bailey or Isabella Booth)} (but Louisa rem,Samual as Mrs Jenner)] : [*2 Jenner & 2 Soper children (so perhaps 3 Soper chioldren & 1 missing?)]
1911 - Alfred Soper 40unm farm assistant at Aberton Farm, Edburton, Hassocks, Sx; {15 rooms} '11cen; b.Brighton, Sx; boarding with Walter Page 41 widowed dairy farmer; his mother 73; 2unm boarding poultry farmers J P Dobbin 26 & C E Kiveaiy 49 & Ass Helen Wilsew Malubon 30unm : scan [10m NW Brighton over the S Downs - farm ass seems odd for quite wealth 'gentleman' (was he boarding there by '91cen for his health?)]
1912 - S H Soper general drapers, 78 North St, Tel.Brighton 378; & PO Brighton 1194 79-83 North St; Brighton Phone Directory scan
1913 - S H Soper copyrighted abt.25 photographs of views of Brighton, inc 1 of Patterson Rd, 1913 [which may show hos house?] : [but can't find which government site listed them now?]
1914 - Samuel Henry Soper d.1 Nov 1914, of 66 Ship St, Brighton, Sx; admin at Lewes 30 Nov 1914 to Katherine Elizabeth Bertha Soper, widow; value £206; from Probate Calender (ancestry.com) : [Samuel H (c1861-1914) d.Oct>Dec, Brighton, age 53} : Katherine E B Soper (c1868-1920) d.Jul>Sep, Brighton age 52 [bmd register] : [on family Brighton memorial Samuel Henry (junior) d.1 Nov 1914, age 53 yrs also of Katherine Elizabeth Bertha Polack his widow d.26 Jul 1920 age 52, "Life's work well done"]
1914 - assume widow Katherine erected monument? 'In loving memory of SHS' after his death; 'vault of Samuel Henry Soper'; A 20ft tall marble obelisk at Soper family vault in Extra Mural Cemetery, Lewes Rd, Brighton cemetary/cemetorium plan opened 1851 wiki
pictures of memorial on facebook* inscriptions below (abbreviated)
- In affectionate remembrance of Samuel Henry Soper, JP d.15 Aug 1892 aged 55 also of Alfred son of the above who d.Dec 1937 aged 67
- Also of Vernon Ravenhill grandson of the above and infant son of Harry Ravenhill and May Hulbert d.24 Feb 1894 aged 13 months.
- In affectionate remembrance of Mary Ann Phillis the beloved wife of SHS who d.2 Feb 1876 aged 36
- In loving memory of Samuel Henry Soper (junior) who d.1 Nov 1914 aged 53 also of Katherine Elizabeth Bertha Polack his widow who d.26 Jul 1920 aged 52 "Life's work well done"
- In affectionate remembrance of John Soper who d.8 Apr 1866 aged 76 also of Prudence his widow who d.3 Jan 1893 aged 80

1917 - son Leslie Vernon Soper gave address of Wychmont, St Bernards Rd, Aston, Warwickshire; when discharged from military on health grounds 1917 (66 Ship St, Brighton crossed out in record)
1917 - * another Samuel H Soper? (1882-1978), a US missionary, Methodist Church in West China. Youngest of 7 sons of Samuel & Diana Soper, of St John, Newfoundland, photo, &, &
1918 - Soper's advertised itself 1918 as the "Great Drapery Emporium, for value in household linens, furnishing drapery, smart millinery costumes, ladies' & children's outfitting
1918 - : Egbert Wilfred Leslie Ravenhill Hulbert , Sub Lieut, Hood Bttn, killed 25 May 1918 in a trench raid; b.6 Dec 1898 Hove, Sx, youngest son of Maj Harry Ravenhill Hulbert, E.Kent Reg & May Soper of 11 Palace Gdns Mansions, Lon & The Chestnuts, Watton-at-Stone, Herts; In Officer Training Corps, Brighton College 1912-4; clerk Lloyd’s Insurance Brokers Institute
Lloyds Memorial : [see May m.1890 above]
1920 - Katharine Elizabeth Bertha Soper d.26 Jul 1920, widow of 32 Market St, Brighton, Sx; probate Lewes 26 Jul 1920 to [sons] Sidney Henry Soper, gentleman, Leslie Vernon Soper, storekeeper; [age 23 & 26] estate £318 13s 10d ; from Probate Calender, scan : [Katherine E B Soper (c1868-1920) d.Jul>Sep, Brighton age 52]
1921 - Soper's Bazaar, Top of North St; had it's own post franking stamp : 1921 (on a Brighton Post Card for sale ebay)
1925 - Sopers Emporium 35-6, Upper Russell St, & at 77-83, North St, Brighton : Partnership between William Tobit Leeson & William Henry Vokins, drapers, [''Leeson & Vokins'] at 21-4, 32-6, North St, Brighton, (firm of Leeson & Vokins). Firm of Sopers Emporium dissolved 2 Sept 1925. Leeson to continue Sopers Emporium. Voskin continues L & V (London Gazette 11 Sep 1925)
1927 - S H Soper general drapers, 78 North St, Tel.Brighton 378; Brighton Phone Directory scan
1934 - Louisa Soper d.12 Apr 1934, widow of Coles Hall, Five Ashes, Sx; probate Lewes 6 Jun 1934 to William Jenner, chartered surveyor [step-son of Louisa's]; estate £184 4s 8d ; from Probate Calender, scan : [Louisa (c1843-1934) d.Apr>Jun, Uckfield, Sx, age 91]
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: Alfred Soper [son of Samuel H snr] d.11 Dec 1937, of 60 Frederick St, Brighton, Sx; probate Lewes 17 Jan 1937 to Frederick Harry Nye, solicitor; estate £2,170 10s 1d ; from Probate Calender, scan [Alfred (c1870-1937) d.Oct>Dec, Brighton, age 67]
- Alfred Soper of 60 Frederick St, Brighton, Sussex (d.11 Dec 1937). Will proved 17 Jan 1938 by Frederick Harry Nye executor, solicitor of 15 Prince Albert St, Brighton. Claims on 25 Mar 1938 (London Gazette 25 Jan)
: '91cen Alfred 20 son, at & b.Brighton, Sx Sopers building 2015
: '01cen Alfred 30unm gentleman living on own means at Aberton Farm, Edburton, Sx; b.Brighton, Sx; visiting Elizabeth Page 62 farmer b.E Chillington, Sx; son Walter 31; son-in-law William Wridge 31 farmer & wife Ada Louisa 32 & their children 7 & 4 & niece Florence Whiteman 22 mothers help b.Lewes scan
: ?'11cen Alfred Soper 40unm farm assistant at Aberton Fm, Edburton, Hassocks, Sx; {15 rooms}; b.Brighton, Sx; boarding with Walter page 41 widowed dairy farmer; his mother 73; 2unm boarding poultry farmers J P Dobbin 26 & C E Kiveaiy 49 & Ass Helen Wilsew Malubon 30unm : scan]
: 1937 Albert Soper (c1870-1937) d.Oct>Dec 1937, age 67, Brighton, Sussex
: 2015 S H Soper's building, Brighton (photo right)
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: *from Jamie Yates of Glasgow, grgrgrson of Samuel H Soper jnr via dau Audrey; researching & would appreciate information on family. He supplied info direct & on SHS to sussexpostcards.com


Elizabeth Soaper Taylor (c1844-1892) widow of Rev George Taylor, late vicar of Kirdford, Sussex, aged 48, from The Times 21 Mar 1892

Thomas James Soper (c1817-1893) died, at 6 Seafield Rd, West Brighton, 1 Jun 1893, aged 76, from heart disease after a long illness. Late of Milton, Steventon, Berks : from The Times 6 Jun 150/211p A page of his paintings & biog : [Thomas James (c1817-1893) d.Apr>Jun, Steyning, age 76] : [Thomas James d.1 Jun 1893, artist of 6 Seafield Rd, Hove, Sx; probate London 4 Jul 1893 to Ellen Soper; estate £3,857 15s 3d; from Probate Calender, scan]

Mrs Soper (Highgate) a guest staying at 8 Cornwall Villas; 'Bexhill-on-Sea Observer'; 13 Jun 1896 : [?perhaps Francis Lesiter Soper publisher of higate m.1855]

Margaret Soper (c1822-1897) d.3? Sep 1897 at Brighton, age 75, only dau of late James Soper; in 'The Standard' (pub.Lon) 7 Sep, from newspapers.bl.uk : [d.Jul>Sep bmd] : ['81cen Ellanor 64 (head) at Lambeth; b.Greenwich, Kt; Margaret 59 b.Kennington, Sy, both unm independant; Ellanor d.1888; '91cen 69 at Lambeth/ (with father James, bricklayer '61cen)]

David Percy Soper b. & d. age 0 Jan>Mar 1897, East Grinstead, Sx (bmd)

Emma Elizabeth Soper 14 & 15, King's Rd, Brighton, Sx, Ladies & child outfitter & lodging house keeper, spinster insolvency petition 21 Aug 1899 (London Gazette 25 Aug) : Proof of debts to be sent by 12 Feb 1900 (26 Jan) : Trustee release 10 Aug (14 Sep) : [??a Emma E (c1848-1930) d.Apr>Jun Brighton, Sx, age 82] : [??perhaps b.1847 S'ton see family]

Isabella Soper pauper patient from 4 Apr 1899 E Sussex [County Asylum nr.Hellingly, E of Hailsham wiki] institution, East Sussex, died there [27y later] 30 Mar 1926; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan : [Isabella (c1849-1926) d.Apr>Jun 1926 age 77, Lewes] : [not vis '01/'11cen]

Gladys Evelyn Soper bapt.8 Apr 1899, St Thomas à Becket, Pagham to George & Sarah Soper, b.11 Mar 1900 : of Aldwick Coastguard (vicar Sidney Hobbs Rawdon) : Sussex opc
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Gladys Evelyn Soper, a shorthand typist 27 Mar 1918, Service Nr G645 : A steward 7 May 1918; her steward service nr G1651 : Women's Royal Naval WW1 Service records from National Archives [presume b.11 Mar 1900 (after bapt??), Westhampnett, Sx : d.Jan-Mar 1987, age 86 Petersfield, Hants (bmd)] : ['11cen 11 at Portsmouth, Hants]

James Soper 1 of 10 assentors & proposers of Roffey, nominating re-elected MP J H Johnstone MP for Horsham Dist 1900 [3m NE Horsham wiki]; source; [James m.Harriett bef.1835]

Martha Georgina Edwardes Soper, widow, boarding house keeper of 22 Duke St, late of 19 Old Steine, Brighton, Sx; Brighton Court 21 Jun 1900. A receiving order under Bankruptcy Act (London Gazette 26 Jun) : Public exam 19 Jul Court House, Church St 11am (29 Jun) : Official reciever release 16 Sep 1901 (1 Oct) : a dividend 1s 1/2d in £ payable 28 Nov 1930 (London Gazette 25 Nov)
: 1882 - Mrs Edwards Soper boarding house, 19 Old Steine, Brighton; scan : [sic 'Edwards']
: '91cen Martha Georgina Soper 44 widow living on own means at Lingfield, Sx (St Peter & Paul); b.Southampton, Hants with gen servant Alice Gale 22unm b.Midhurst, Sx scan : [not obvious '81/'01cen/'11cen : no m.vis bmd]
: 1900 Martha Georgina Edwardes Soper boarding house keeper of 22 Duke St, Brighton, Sx, late of 19 Old Steine, Brighton. Bankrupty Receiving Order; from London Gazette 29 Jun 1900 source
: 1922 Martha G Soper (c1848-1922) d.Jan>Mar 1922, Brighton, Sussex, age 74
: 1930 Martha Georgina Edwardes Soper widow of 22 Duke St, Brighton, Sx, boarding house keeper of 19 Old Steine, Brighton. Bankrupty Court at Brighton. Dividend 1s 1/2d in £ payable 28 Nov 1930 (London Gazette 25 Nov) : [8y after she died?]

Mr William Soper, a coachman, brought an action against Dr. J… snippet from 1900 Medico-LegaCases book
?'01cen a William 43 domestic coachman at Hove, Sx; b.Marylebone, Lon source

Mr Soper the Ranger inspected the Millbrook locality with the Ashdown Forest Conservators to inspect alleged encroachments. 31 Mar 1900 Minute Book p.66 1900 : [Samuel m.Fanny Crick 1875 Camberwell, Lon]


1901 Census : 74 people (+31 born there but living outside the county) some listed below : goto

Ada E Soper 16 cook domestic at 49 Carfax, Horsham, Sussex, '01cen, b.West Brighton, Sussex : a cook domestic; with Arthur M Coleman 55 bank manager b.Ex, wife d.Dor, 2 dau 16 & 20 b.Sx; Thomas Ross 46 visiting Wesleyan chaplin & housemaid Sarah J Huntley 21 b.Midhurst, Sx scan [a Ada Emily Soper b.Steyning 1884 m.Hubert Fisher, Horsham 1908] : [James m.Sarah Jane Chapham 1884]

Alfred Soper (c1836-?) b.Crawley 40 a house keeper at Chip Barnet, Herts, also at Chip Barnet Susan Soper 48 b.Claire, Suffolk, Oivy Soper 7 b.London

Alfred Soper 39 carman at High St, (St Peters), Ifield, Sx, '01cen, b.Horsham; Alice Soper 35 b.Ifield, Alfred Soper 9 b.Ifield; James Soper 5 b.Crawley & Jack Soper 2 b.Ifield; scan: [Alfred m.Alice Knight Apr>Jun 1891, Horsham]

Alfred Soper 30unm gentleman living on own means at Aberton Farm, Edburton, Sx, '01cen, b.Brighton, Sx; visiting Elizabeth Page 62 farmer b.E Chillington, Sx; son Walter 31; son-in-law William Wridge 31 farmer & wife Ada Louisa 32 & their children 7 & 4 & niece Florence Whiteman 22 mothers help b.Lewes scan : [son of Samuel Henry Soper snr Brighton Mayor]

Archibold Sapper 21 boots at 19-21 Upper Borough Walls, St James, S.set, '01cen, b.Devonport, Dev; 1 of 11 servants (inc a 'boots & cellarman' & 3 chamber maids) & 4 boarders with Timothy Cotteral 56 restaurant manager (coffee house) b.Sx, wife 38 & 3 dau 18-22 scan

Charles Soper 55 widow, agricultural labourer (in home of 5 or more rooms) at Prinsted Village, Westbourne, (St John the Evangelist), Sx, '01cen; Charles Soper 8 both b.Westbourne; scan : [m.Harriett ne Carver 1891 Westbourne]

Charles Soper 39 married coachman domestic at Marlpit Lane, Oving (St Andrew), Sx; b.St Pancras, Lon '01cen; Maud Soper 42 b.Ealing, M.sex; Henrietta Soper 6 b.Marylebone, Lon; scan : ['91cen]

Charles Soper 35 gardener domestic at Bournes Mill (Lodge), Horsham, [St Mary with St Mark], Sx, '01cen, b.Sherfield, Hants; Eliza M Soper 32, b.Hackstead, Suffolk; Eliza F Soper 7; Barbara L Soper 3, both b.Horsham; scan : [Charles & Eliza Maria Rowe Oct>Dec m.1892, Samford, Suffolk (bmd)]

Constance Mary Sopper 18 & Lilian Sopper 16 pupils at Roedean School, boarding school for girls, (St Margaret), Rottingdean, Sx; both b.Herne Hill, St Pauls, Lon; scan; 29 officers, 35 servants & 141 pupil scan : [William Sopper m.Sarah Annie Lowe 1878, Sleaford, Lincs]

Elizabeth Soper (c1839) 62 widow living on own means at 19 St Peters Rd, Hastings, St Mary Magdalen, Sx [St Peters]; b.Kingstow, S.set; Edith Sarah Soper 22unm b.Lon scan; scan : [George Robert m.Elizabeth Longman Cogan 1860 Clerkenwell]

Elizabeth M Soper 58unm living on own means at 2 Arundel St, Brighton, Sx, '01cen, b.M.sx; also Hannah M Redford 60unm living on own means b.Margate, Kent scan : [? assumed m.John Jul>Sep 1864 Stoke Damerel]
: '11cen Elizabeth Mary Soper 68 head at (6 Hill/St John), Cuckfield; b.Lon

Emma Soper 55 widowed monthly nurse (self employed) at 'Sancote', Lyndhurst Rd, Worthing, [St Georges], Sx; b.Alresford, Hants '01cen, ; with boarder John B Jewell 1 Holborn, Lon; scan : [George m.Emma Pace 1864 Winchester, Hants]
: '71cen Emma 25 needle woman; at Down House, Northington; b.Northington; Albert Soper 5 a scholar, b.Winton

Emma Soper 52unm living on own means at 26 Chatham Place, Brighton, (St Peter), Sx, '01cen, b.Southampton, Hants; sister-in-law M Edwardes Soper 50 widow living on own means b.Southampton, Hants & visitors Florence M Drysdale 17 & William K Drysdale 18 electrical engineer both b.Littlehampton, Sx : [now a 3 story mid-size terrace nr railway station]; scan : ['81cen Emma 30 unm fancy draper b.Southampton, Hants at 108 Fisherton St, Fisherton Anger, Wilts]

Emily Soper 67 widowed seamstress (shirt) self employed at home at Drukins Road, East Grinstead, Sx, '01cen, b.Petworth, Sx; boarding with Amelia Page 72 widowed lodging house keeper b.Ashurstwood, Sx, dau 33 childrens nurse b.Godstone, Sy; Herbert Wright 3 & Stella Johnson 11m b.not known scan : [James rem.Emily Colman at Horsham, 1882]

Esther Mary Soper 7 niece at 5 Lower Glen Vue (4 rooms), East Grinstead, [St Swithuns], Sx, '01cen, b.Crawley, Sx; with John Watson carter farm & coal b.E.Grinstead & wife Kate Watson 38 b.Crawley, Sx & boarder Ernest Boulden 22unm bricklayer (worker) b.Branckly, Kt; scan [no Soper/Watson m.vis; no Horsham d. of a mother viz >1894]
Esther Mary Soper b.Jan>Mar 1894, Horsham, Sx
: '11cen Ester Mary 17unm niece at12 Glen Vue East, E.Grinstead [7 rooms], b.Crawley, Sx niece with John Watson 51 carter b.E Grinstead, Sx & wife Kate 48 b.Crawley, Sx [m.22y, no children] : scan
: Esther M m.? Wood Apr>Jun 1916, E.Grinstead

Rev Frances Souper 5) lived in Eastbourne for many years. In '01cen, a Clergyman Church Of England, b.Bedford, living The Vicarage, St Mary Magdalene, Hilton, Hunts, with wife Henriett M Souper 48 [2nd wife?], 5 children all b.Eastbourne & 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 [sons F A & A W also became clergy] : [Noel Beaumont Souper : killed WW1, see 1916] : (presume Noel was the Mr Souper in 'The Tempest', Oxford Union Dramatic Society, 1894 : [see his biog 1898]

Fred H Soper 17 drapers assistant at 62 Blakhinton? Gd, Hove, Sx, '01cen, b.Southampton, Hants with Robert I Blet? 42 draper, wife & 3 children; dom cook 30; drapers apprentice 16; also household tailors manager 32 & his family all b.Hove; scan : [Frederick Harold Soper b.1883; to James & Mary A Cane m.1866 S'tn]

Helen Soper 20unm washerwoman (worker) at Albion Hill Hall, Finsbury Rd, Brighton, [St Lukes], Sx, '01cen, b.Marylebone, Lon; most patients on page female washerwomen & housemaids 13-20; scan : [not obvious '91/ '11cen]

Henry Soper 66 stableman {groom} at High St, Ifield, Horsham, (St Peters), Sx; b.Ropley, Hants '01cen; Sabina Soper 59, b.Crawley, Sx; & grandau Florence Soper 4, b.Horsham, Sy; scan : [sharing 2 rooms each with household of son Sidney 27 & Eliz Soper 23] : [Henry m.Sabina Snelling 1860, Horsham]

Herbert Soper 30 an engine & machine fitter (employee), 4 rooms at 12 Tower St, Rye, (St Marys) Sx, b.Exeter, Dev '01cen, Flora Soper 30 b.Branscombe, Dev & Florence Soper 3 b.Exeter; scan : ['11cen at Swindon, Wilts] : [Herbert Evens Soper m.Flora Jane Wyatt 1893 Exeter, Dev]

James Soper 39 brewers drayman {farm?} at 26 Gladstone Rd, Horsham, (St Mary) '01cen; Sarah Soper 40 both b.Horsham; Eleanor Soper 14 Havant, Hants; Arthur Soper 12; Beatrice Soper 9; Robert Soper 7; Frederick Soper 4 all scholars; Lillian Soper 2, all b.Horsham; scan : [& dau Ada Emily Soper 16 cook; above] : ['11cen not visable] : [James m.Sarah Jane Chapham 1884]

John Soper 54 at 3 Grand Parade, Brighton, Sx, '01cen; a paper bag manufacturer & printer; Sarah Soper 45; Lily Louise Soper 15; Bertram John Soper 13; Percy William Soper 11; Ethel Gladys Soper 6 all b.Brighton; scan : (2nd household at address after William Wheeler 48, wife & 4 kids printer & stationary employer, all b.Brighton; neighbouring houses single occupancy) : [John m.Fanny Wheeler 1879, Brighton]

John C Soper 37 at Chat Moss, Upper Sea Rd, Bexhill, Sx '01cen; b.Clifton, S.set; May C Soper 37, b.Devizes, Wilts; Ida E Soper 11, b.Clifton, S.set; Arthur J Soper 10, b.Clifton, S.set; all visiting G A (Bessie) Sula 36 widow, authoress & proprietor of hydropathic, b.Dorchester; visitors Eleanor Macphoun 35 widow b.at sea & Margaret Heywood 50 widow b.Kent; mother Mr Hanward 78 widow b.Alford, Hants; & 6 servants; housekeeper 56; Max Moret 21 waiter? b.Leipsic, Germany (foreign subject) ; a chambermaid 34 & 28; cook 36; kitchenmaid 17; scan : [John Compton Soper m.Mary Compton Barnes; 'May' Jul>Sep 1889, Bath, S.set]

Katherine E B Soper 33 drapers' wife b.Berlin, Germany a naturalized Berlin subject [British Subject] '01cen, 48 Stanford Rd, Preston : Clarence Soper 7: Sidney Soper 6 : Leslie Soper 4 all b.Brighton with Annis Deppe governess 25 um b.Hamburg, Germany (German Sbj) ; cook Amelia Purett 21unm b.Brighton, Sx & housemaid Kate Gammans 20unm; b.Arundel, Sx; scan : [wife of Samuel Henry Soper jnr (son of Brighton Mayor)] : ['11cen not visable]

Louisa Soper 58 widow living on own means at 1 Wilbury Vill[a], Wilbury Place, (All Saints), Hove, Sx, b.Brighton, Sx; '01cen; Louisa M Soper 22unm; Harold Soper 21unm auctioneers clerk (employee) both b.Haywards Heath, Sx; scan [widow of Samuel H, Brighton Mayor]

Sarah Soper 61unm at Buttons Farm, Mayfield (St Dimstead); b.Hurstmonceaux, Sx at Mayfield, Sx, sister with William Shadwell 54 farmer, wife Emily 58, dau Ella 25 b.Hurstmonceaux; scan : [still with sister '91cen] : : [John m.Rachel Coleman 1834] : [Emily m.Jul>Sep.1874 Herstmonceux]

Samuel W Soper 56 forest ranger, (woodman) employee at Chilwood Common Rd, Dane Hill, Sx '01cen; b.Portsmouth, Hants; also Annie Baker 38unm housekeeper b.Dane Hill, Sx; scan : [wife Fanny & children Helen & John not vis] : [Samuel m.Fanny Crick 1875 Camberwell, Lon]

Sidney Soper 27 groom at High St, Ifield, Horsham, (St Peters), Sx, '01cen, b.Crawley, Sx; Eliz Soper 25, b.Reigate, Sy; Florence Soper 3; Francis Soper 2, both b.Charlwood, Sy; Wm Soper 10m, b.Crawley; scan : [sharing address with fathers household of Henry Soper 66, Sabina 59 & grandau Florence 4 b.Horsham] : [Sidney John m.Elizabeth Butler 1897, Charlwood, Sy]

William Soper 59 (married) paper bagmaker (employee) at 61 Southover St, Brighton, (St Luke), Sx, '01cen; Gertrude E Soper 19; Edith Soper 11 all b.Brighton, Sx; in 3 rooms; also in single rooms there, widows Harriette Grace 62 shirt needlewoman b.St Pancras, Lon & Adelaide Balfour 70 monthly sick nurse, b.Lewes, Sx; scan : [??William m.Isabel Churchill 1880, Brighton]

William Soper 44m (a father) bombardier Royal Field Artillery at Sussex, '01cen, b.Chislehurst, Kent; (378 NCOs & men, 48 wives & 12 officers) : scan a, b & c : [William Soper m.Ellen Caroline Blundell 1854, Lewisham, Kent]

William Soper 43 coachman domestic at 21a Farm Rd, Hove, [St Patrick], Sx, '01cen, b.Marylebone, Lon; Caroline Soper 43; Annie Soper 15; Ealenom Soper 12, all b.Lavent, Sx also visitor Edith Hill 26 parlormaid, domestic b.Rotherfield, Sx; other coachman family in same farm; scan : [William Henry m.Caroline Smith Oct>Dec 1883, Westhampnett, Sx]


Harold Soper professional associate; 'Winfield', Wilbury Ave, Hove, Sx; 29 Oct 1901; in dated list - snippet from 'Transactions' 1902 - Technology & Engineering pub.1902 Google Books snippet

Elizabeth Emma Soper-Cook m.Charles Tulett Jul>Sep 1902. Charles Thomas Tulett (b.Apr>Jun 1878 West Grinstead to Alfred, ag lab, & Elizabeth ne Boniface). He died aged 62 in 1940. He was 2 years old in 1881. [lost link]

S Soper's resigned as Ashdown Forest Ranger 26 Sep 1904, in consequences of family affairs, accepted by The Conservators with great regret & record their thorough appreciation of the tactful,intelligent and conscientious manner in which he has discharged his duties during 13 years [1891-1904] he held the office; Minute Books p.204 source : [Samuel m.Fanny Crick 1875 Camberwell, Lon]

Emma Soper d.25 Dec 1905, widow of 5 Park View Villas, Hove, Sx; probate Lewes 23 Feb 1906 to Charles Edward Hide, grocer; estate £202 18s ; from Probate Calender, scan : [parents George m.Emma Pace 1864 Winchester, Hants] : [Mr Hide, son in law]

Flora Louise Soper b.Oct>Dec 1907, Farnham, Sy : ?a Flora L Soper m.Charles H Spilsbuey Jan>Mar 1932, Horsham, Sx '11cen Harry 33, a publican, at Cherry Tree, Stoke Row, Oxon; b.Kingsclere, Hants; Flora Louise 34 b.Binfield; Francis Henry 5; Flora Louise 3 both b.Camberwell, Surrey; Fredrick William 1 b.Stoke Row, Oxon

Frederic Percy W Soper m.Ethel Louisa Hope Jan>Mar 1908, Eastbourne, Sx (bmd)
: Frederic Percy Watson Soper b.Apr>Jun 1875 St Pancras to John window blind maker b.Stonehouse, Dev & Caroline, m.
1860 Kingston, Sy
: '91cen age 16 with father John at Chipping Wycombe, Bucks
: '01cen Frederick P W Soper b.c1876 at St Pancras, Lon, with mother? Caroline, at Twickenham, M.sx household
: 1901 F P W Soper, of Calgory, amongst Canadian visitors who registered their names at the Canadian Government `Offices, 17 Victoria St, London; 15 Mar 1901 winnipeg-free-press
:1901 Pte. F P W Soper, of CM Rifles; Report 6 May 1901, from accountant, re: Soper's pay; The General Officer Commanding; 20 May source
: 1901 Pte. F P W Soper of Calgary, unit C M Rifles, [2nd Battalion of 2nd Contingent left Halifax on 'Pomeranian" 27 Jan, arriving Cape Town 26 Feb roll call] Reg Nr.305 28 Sep 1901, Queen's South African Medal with clasps for Johannesberg, Diamond Hill, Cape Colony & Orange Free State presented 28 Sep 1901 by HRH, Olds Alk scan
: 1901 Frederic Percy Watson Soper of the North West Mounted Police of Canada. Initiated a member of The Strand Lodge, London 10 Jan 1901, (proposed by Bro John Rowland Watson Soper) [his elder brother], passed 14 Feb, raized 14 Mar 1901; Resigned 26 Mar 1913 : source
: 1904 F W Soper, sailed from Liverpool to Forcados, Nigeria, 1904 : from findmypast.com
: 1906 F P W Soper sailed from Liverpool to Forcados Nigeria 1906 / 8 & 9 : Also L'pl to Lagos, Nigeria 1911 & 14 : from findmypast.com [also to Liverpool to Canada 1885]
: 1906 F P W Soper DSP – application for transfer to Political Department (2 vols), early 1906. He had charges made against him late 1914 Nigerian Archives : Pension of Mr FWP Soper mid 1915 [DSP=(District or) Deputy Superintendent of Police, source] : [2 records 'FPW' & 1 'FWP']
: 1909 F P W Soper sailed 1st class on "Burutu" (British & African Line) from Africa to Plymouth; (via Forcados?) ship continued to arriving Liverpool, Eng, arriving 12 Aug 1909; Planned future residence England, scan; UK Incoming Register
: '11cen Ethel Louise 36 wife of private means at 49 Gildridge Rd [4 rooms], Eastbourne; b.-,Lon {m.3y & 0 births} also domestic servant Alice A Marchant 32unm b.Ardlingly, Sx; scan
: 1911 Frederick P W Soper english citizen, sailed from Forcador? 1st class on "Niger", from Africa Ports arriving 31 May 1911 Liverpool, Eng; scan; UK Incoming Register
: 1913 F P Soper sailed from Lagos>Plymouth, 1st class on "SS Falaba", (Elden Dempster line) from Africa arriving 9 Feb 1913 Liverpool, Eng; British Possessions citizen, last permanant resident Northern Nigeria scan; UK Incoming Register
: F P W M Soper, Nigerian Police/Northern Province, nr : refWO 372/18
: 1915 F P W Soper (c1875-?) 40 police officer, sailed 1st? (2nd?) class on "Elmina" (Elder Dempster Line) from Lagos, Africa to Plymouth, Eng; (ship from West Africa to Liverpool arriving 19 Apr 1915); Last permanant address Nigeria; Planned future residence foreign possessions; address 40 Gildridge Rd, Easthouse, scan; UK Incoming Register:
: 1915 F P W Soper of the Nigerian Service. His case discussed re retirement of officers from colonial service on account of inefficiency May 1915. Correspondence from The Colonial Office. Folios 166-174; ref 22572/1915 nationalarchives.gov.uk
: 1919 F P W M Soper of Nigerian Police, Northern Province received a Service Medal [it was given to all WW1 combatants]
: '39cen Frederick P W 64 assistant Commissioner of Police, Nigeria (retired) (b.19 Apr 1875) at 9 Seamill Park Ave, Worthing, Sx; & Ethel L 65 unpaid domestic duties (b.17 Jul 1874); with Florence E Hope 23 Aug 1866; Agnes E Shelborne 30 May 1861 both udd, unm; Frederick line 3 & Annie M Bleach b.27 Jun 1880 udd married scan & scan
: 1958 Ethel L Soper (c1883-1958) d.Jan>Mar, Worthing, age 85
: 1964 Frederick P W Soper (c1875-1964) d.Oct>Dec 1964, Worthing, age 89; from Elaine Dunn web posting

Henry Samuel Soper, 77-83 North St & 35 & 36 Upper Russell St, both in Brighton, Sussex, silk mercer & draper : Bankrupt; Receiving Order 5 May 1908, edinburgh-gazette.co.uk : [see Samuel Henry's biog]

John Sopp resigned as Keeper of the Medmery Sluice & Marsh Foreman - Letter from T. C. Hobgen (Surveyor of the Western Level) about the resignation : 29 Sept 1909 ; West Sussex Record Office - ref. LD/I/AE6 www.a2a

Mr & Mrs Sopper attended funeral of Mrs Powell Edwards at East Chiltington [nr.Lewes, E.Sx]; Cambrian News 31 Dec 1909 scan

J P H Soper won a gold cup at Littlehampton Golf Club : from The Times 23 Aug 1909 51/85f P H Soper won 1910
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J P H Soper golf at Littlehampton Club : from Guardian paper, 17 Apr 1910 & 22 Oct 1911 [& a Mr Soper 23 Dec 1906] : ['11cen assume John Philpott Henry Soper, 42 at Epping, Essex] : [barrister Legal Sopers]


1911 Census Sussex census 61 names

Alfred Soper 50 carman at 59 Spencer Rd, Crawley, Sx {6 rooms} '11cen, b.Horsham; Alice Soper 45 {m.20y 8 children 7 alive}; Alfred Soper 19 propagator, florist; both b.Ifield, Sx; Percy James Soper 15 plumbers labourer b.Crawley, Sx; Jack Soper 12 school & with mieneant?; Ada Soper 7 school; Ivy Soper 7 school all b.Ifield : scan : [Alfred m.Alice Knight 1891 Horsham]

Alfred Soper 40unm farm assistant at Aburton Fm, Edburton, Hassocks, Sx; {15 rooms} '11cen b.Brighton, Sx; boarding with Walter page 41 widowed dairy farmer; his mother 73; 2unm boarding poultry farmers J P Dobbin 26 & C E Kiveaiy 49 & servant Helen Wilsew Malubon 30unm ass housekeeper: scan : [‘71cen Alfred 9m, with father Samuel H Soper draper]

Charles Nicholas Soper 65 widowed fisherman at Prinstead, Emsworth, Sx {6 rooms; m.4y, 1 child born - crossed out} '11cen; son Charles 18 under gardener both (employee, working at home) b.Westbourne : scan : [parents Gregory & Charlotte Shrubs m.1833] : [if correct m.c1908 (& 2nd m?)]

Charles Soper 45 domestic gardener at 12 Denne Rd, Horsham, Sx {6 rooms} '11cen, b.Sherfield on Loddon, Hants; Eliza Maria Soper 42 {m.18y 6 births 4 alive} b.Harkstead; Eliza May Soper 17 dressmaking business? house; Barbara Lucy Soper 13; Audrey Grace Soper 9 all b.Horsham; John Soper 5 b.Southampton, Hants, all at school : scan : [Charles & Eliza Maria Rowe m.1892, Samford, Suffolk] : [Eliz d.Horsham 1037 below]

Edith Mabel 21 housemaid in 13 rooms at 104 Queens Rd, Brighton, Sx; b.Brighton '11cen servant to Adelade Eliza Clara Moon 65unm no occupation & cook 62unm & 2nd housemaid 16 scan : [??William m.Isabel Churchill 1880, Brighton]

Eleanor Mary Soper 24unm cook, domestic in 10 rooms at Oakhill, Horsham; b.Havant, Hants '11cen; servant to Arthur Charles Jackson 63 army retired Lieut Col, b.Oxon; wife 50 {m.18y 1 birth} & parlour maid 22unm b.Sy scan : [mistranscribed Loper] : [not vis '01cen] : [James m.Sarah Jane Chapham 1884]
- Eleanor Mary Soper b.Jul>Sep 1886, Havant, Hants; m.Harry C Roomes Jan>Mar 1916, Horsham, Sx

Elizabeth Longman Soper 70 widow of private means at 27 Kenilworth Rd [7 rooms], St Leonards, Hastings [m.50y 8 births/2 died] '11cen, b.Kingston, S.set; Wilhelmina Louisa Soper 46unm b.Walworth, Lon, Edith Sarah Soper 31unm b.Stoke Newington, Lon : scan : [Wilhelmrnina Louise d.1919] : [parents George Robert m.Elizabeth Longman Cogan 1860 Clerkenwell]

Elizabeth Mary Soper 68unm alone at 6 Springfield Terrace, Burgess Hill, Sx [7 rooms] '11cen, b.Lon scan : [assume b.c1844 George m.Sarah Waby 1842] : [?an Elizabeth M Soper d.Apr>Jun 1919, Peterborough, Huntingdonshire, age 76]

Elizabeth Soper 62unm, on private means in 5 rooms at 23 Margaret St, Brighton, Sx '11cen, b.Southampton, Hants with niece Florence Drysdale 27unm shorthand typist with printer & publisher b.Littlehampton, Sx scan : [not vis '91/'01cen; no Soper/Drysdale m.viz bmd]

Emily Soper 77 widowed head at 31 Duckins Rd, East Grinstead, Sx {9 rooms} '11cen, b.Lugashall, Sx : scan : [James's (3rd) m.Emily Colman at Horsham, 1882 (his housekeeper '81cen)]

Ester Mary Soper 17unm 12 Glen Vue East, East Grinstead [7 rooms] '11cen, b.Crawley, Sx niece with John Watson 51 carter b.E Grinstead, Sx & wife Kate 48 b.Crawley, Sx [m.22y, no children] : scan : ['01cen] Ethel Louise Soper 36 wife of private means at 49 Gildridge Rd [4 rooms], Eastbourne '11cen, b.-,Lon {m.3y & 0 births} also domestic servant Alice A Marchant 32unm b.Ardlingly, Sx : scan : [Frederic Percy Watson Soper b.Apr>Jun 1875 m.Ethel Louisa Hope Jan>Mar 1908 Eastbourne, Sx]

Fernley Lewarn Soper 29 ports & telegraph's, HM colonial service in 2 rooms at 1 Robertson Terrace, Hastings, b.Plymouth, Dev '11cen Bessie Soper 34 {m.3y, no births} b.Chelsea, Lon scan : [Fernley m.Bessie Tuckett 1908, Honiton, Dev]

Florence Soper 17unm under laundry maid, institution inmate at The Convent, Mayfield, a Roman Catholic girls school; b.Dublin; scan scan : [inmates on page 14-59, so nuns rather than say pregnancy? - it took locals & orphans see] : [Florence Mary b.17 Jun 1893 to Henry & Mary Ellen Hanaphy who m.1891 Dublin]

Harold Soper 31 motor car dealer, garage proprietor (employer) at 68 Warwick Park, Tunbridge Wells {10 rooms} '11cen, b.Haywards Heath, Sx; wife Adelaide Mary Soper 24 {m.under 1y, no births} b.Stoke Newington, Lon with sister-in-law 21unm Doris Viola Kent 21 b.Clissold Pk, Lon & domestic servant Ethel Simmons 19unm b.Milton Regis, Kt; scan : [m.Adelaide M Kent at Sevenoaks Jan>Mar 1911 above]

Herbert James Soper 20unm railway company clerk; GBSCR at Swan Cottage, Colauges Bank, Chailey nr.Lewes, Sx {5 rooms} '11cen b.Baughurst, Basingstoke, Hants boarding with Mary Walden 71 widow {m.35y, 4 children} b.isfield, Sx : scan : [b.Apr>Jun 1890, Kingsclere, Hants to James m.Clara Rose Sellwood m.1889, Westhampnett, Sx]

John Soper 64 printer & wholesale stationer (employer) at 3 Grand Parade {3 rooms}, Brighton, Sx '11cen, Sarah Soper 55 {m.26y 6 children, 2 died}, Lily Louise Soper 25unm [b.Oct>Dec 1885 Steyning], Bertram John Soper 23unm builders merchant clerk [m.1913], Edith Mabel Soper21 dressmaker, all b.Brighton, Sx : scan : [John m.Fanny Wheeler 1879, Brighton]

Louisa Soper 68, widowed sister in law {3 children 2 alive (crossed out)} at 3 Davyan Rd, Hove, Sx '11cen; of private means b.Brighton with William Toitt Booth 59 refreshment contractor; Emma Booth 61 {m.34y 4 children 4 alive} both b.Brighton & servant Harriet Ghost 29unm b.Brighton : scan [widow of Samuel H, Brighton Mayor (she rem,Samual as Mrs Jenner)] : [no Booth/Soper m.vis c1877 {?a William Thomas D Soper m.Jan>Mar 1871, Westbourne, Sx (to Louisa Bailey or Isabella Booth)}]

Percival Frederick Soper 32 mechanical dentistry at 22 Seville Rd, Worthing [8 rooms], b.Clapham, Lon '11cen; Ethel Maude Soper 31 [m.6y 2 births, both alive]; Percival Frederick Soper 3; Lawrence Soper 2 all b. South Lambeth, Lon & unm servant Emily Robinson 18 : scan : [Percival Frederick m.Ethel Maude Johnson 1905, Lambeth]
: Percival b.24 Jul 1907 admitted 12 Jul 1911 to St Andrew Higher Grade / Secondary Boys School, Worthing, Sx; 1st school; father Percival of 22 Seville Rd, Worthing scan

Sabina Soper 70 head, widow, no profession at 82 High St, Crawley, Sx {4 rooms} '11cen, grandau Florence Soper 14 at school both b.Ifield : scan : [Henry m.Sabina Snelling Oct>Dec 1860, Horsham]

Samuel Soper 66m retired convict warder {m.36y, 3 births, 2 alive} in 6 rooms at Stone House, Chelwood Gate, Uckfield, Sx; b.Portsmouth with housekeeper Annie Baker 48unm b.Dane Hill, Sx scan : [Samuel m.Fanny Crick 1875 Camberwell, Lon]

Samuel Henry Soper 50 draper at {9 rooms} 37 Tisbury Rd, Hove, Sx '11cen, b.Brighton; wife Catherine Elizabeth Bertha Soper 43 boarding house keeper {m.18y 4 children all alive} b.Berlin, Germany, Eleanor Adele Soper 17 home, Audrey Phillis Katherine Soper 5 at school both b.Brighton; & boarder Daniel Odinet 18 occupation none, french, b.Paris, France; servant Mary Violet Davey 18 boarding house housemaid scan : [see Soper's Drapery Emporium above]

Sarah Jane Soper 50 widow a shopkeeper (confectionery) at 18 Market Sq {5 rooms; 9 crossed out, [so inc shop/warehouse ext]}, Horsham '11cen, Beatrice Annie Soper 19, Robert Henry Soper 17 asst chauffeur (domestic); Frederick Richard Soper 14 photographers apprentice, Lilian May Soper 12 school, Gladys Mildred Soper 9 school, all b.Horsham also boarder William Brown 36m pastry cook/baker {12y 5 kids, 4 alive} b.Kingsdown, Wilts : scan : [James m.Sarah Jane Chapham 1884]

Stanley Soper 2 at {5 rooms} The Green, Southwick, Sx '11cen, b.Lewisham, Lon; visiting James Searle 60 domestic gardener b.Southwick, Sx; wife Lucy 51 [29m 2 kids 1d] b.Kenn, Dev & Frank 14 Southwick : scan : [?a Stanley Herbert Soper b.Jul>Sep 1908, Greenwich, Lon]
: Stanley Soper b.Jun 1908 admitted 1 Sep 1913 to Southwick Green Council School (Manor Hall), Southwick, Sx from Milton Infants School; gardian/father Mr Searle of 7 Downsview Terrace; left 16 Apr 1915, gone to Canada scan

William Henry Soper 53m licenced victualler, self employed at home at 78 Brighton Rd {10 rooms}, Horsham '11cen b.Lon; Caroline Soper 52 b.Lavant, Sx : scan : [William Henry m.Caroline Smith Oct>Dec 1883, Westhampnett, Sx]

William James Soper 52unm a retired draper at 115 Beaconsfield Villas {8 rooms}, Preston, Brighton '11cen, sister Mary Sarah Soper 62unm housekeeper both b.Bovey Tracey, Dev, & widowed father William Soper 90 widowed retired farmer; b.Hennock, Dev; scan : [William James b.Apr>Jun 1858, Newton Abbott to William farmer b.Hennock, Dev & Elizabeth 55 b.Ilsington, who m.bef.1848; their dau Mary Sarah b.Jan>Mar 1849]
: speculate the William James Soper, gentleman, executor to William Henry Soper draper of Harrow (b.Hennock, Dev) who d.1918, age 45 (estate £10k) : [what relation?]

End of 1911 census


Aubrey Soper m.Florence Emma Harford 1 Jan 1912 at West Crawley, sx [m.Jan>Mar at Horsham reg dist] - Aubrey Soper b.Apr>Jun 1882 Horsham to Henry & Sabina Snelling m.1860, Horsham
- Charles Aubury Soper b.24 Sep 1913 Chatham [b.Oct>Dec Medway reg dist], Kt (mother ne Harford)
: 1915 Aubrey re.m.Edith Annie Higgins 22 Oct 1915 Plymouth, Dev [m.Oct>Dec (bmd)]
- Alexander Norman Soper b.28 Dec 1915 Plymouth [b.Jan>Mar] (mother nee Higgins)
- William Henry Soper b.28 Dec 1915 Plymouth [b.Jan>Mar] (ne Higgins)
- Aubrey L Soper b.Oct>Dec 1920, Farnham, Surrey (ne Higgins) m.Vera A Kinge Oct>Dec 1943, Surrey S W : a rail engine cleaner 1935, driver 1945
: '91cen Aubrey 8 at & b.Ifield, Sx with Henry 57 fly driver (groom) at High St , Ifield, Sx; b.Ropley, Hants; Sabina 49; Florence 15; Aubrey 8 all b.Ifield; scan
: 1901 Aubrey Soper (1882-) a porter, nr.1400590; attested Royal Artillery 8 Jan 1901 London, age 19y 7m b.'Highfield', Crawley, Sx; Former service nr.6914; wife Florence Emma Harford m.West Crawley 1 Jan 1912 (d.28 Sep 1913); remEdith Annie Higgins 22 Oct 1915 Plymouth, [Dev]; children Charles Aubury Soper b.24 Sep 1913 Chatham; William Henry Soper b.28 Dec 1915 & Alexander Norman Soper also b.28 Dec 1915; B War, Victory & 1914 star Medals; Long Service & Good Conduct Medal ao.338 2/19; Discharged 30 Jun 1925 Dover, physicaly unfit for service; Exemplary conduct; pension 36d pd for life from 1 Jul 1925; & 13s 9d weekly from 31 Jul 25-9 Jun 26; address DE Porstmouth; scan
: '11cen Aubrey 29unm gunner, RGA company at Fort Grange nr.Gosport, Wickham; b.Crawley, Sx; on page of unm gunners 19-38 scan
: 1913 Florence E Soper (c1874-1913) d.Jul>Sep 1913, Medway, Kent, age 39 : [Aubury rem1915]
: 1918 Aubrey, Gunner nr6914, Royal Garrison Artillery, WW1 service medals
: '39cen Aubrey 58m army pensioner 'mm' (b.13 May 1881) at Somers, Edward Ave, Frimley & Camberley, Sy; with George W Christmas b.1 Sep 1879 butcher (& ARP warden); wife Hilda F Christmas [nee Stone, m.1917] b.23 Aug 1893 udd; Florence M Christmas (will m.Mr Fox 'm dmm 30/7/47') b.23 Aug 1917 shorthand typist (& ARP mobile u…'), unm; Aubrey line 4 scan
: 1946 Aubrey Soper (1882-1946) d.Jul>Sep 1946 Surrey NW, age 64

Louisa Maggie Hart-Soper 1912 - 1 Feb 1920 Teachers Registration Dept : Silver medalist of the London Academy of Music, Associated Board of RAM & RCM [Royal Academy/College of Music];Senior certificates in Pianoforte : paid £1 1s [to TRD?], professional address 40 St James Rd, Tunbridge Wells (from EnglishOrigins.com) : [Wonder why 'Hart-Soper'? Perhaps suffragette style?? (& seemed to keep name after 1917 marriage) her mother Miss Hart m.Ernest Jenner 1869 & re.m.S H Soper 1878]
: Louisa Maggie Soper b.Haywards Heath 1879 (b.Jan>Mar Cuckfield) m.Samuel George Moule 11 Aug 1917 Uckfield, Sx (ages 38 & 27), 2 sons Samuel Arthur Moule (?-2007) & Kenneth : ['81cen age 2 : '91cen age 12, father
Samuel H Soper draper & Mayor of Brighton : '01cen 22 with widowed mother Louisa, Brighton]
: ?a Miss Soper played Auzoletta, 'extreemly well supporting' 15 year old Edith Coish. Students of the opratic class of the Royal Academy of Music, they sang before act 3 of a London opera; The Times 12 Mar 1904
: Miss Hart-Soper sang at an Aeolian Hall concert, she 'added a number of songs to the program', 'has a light & pleasant soprano voice, though no great art in the use of it'; The Times 4 Mar 1915; 729/746n
: Louisa Maggie Soper (38) m.Samuel George Moule (27) 11 Aug 1917 Uckfield, Sx. Sons Samuel Arthur Moule [emig to Oz.1952] & Kenneth George Moule [from Terina Hickey, SAM's grdau rootschat.com & genealogy.com]

John Soper & William Wheeler, printers & stationers at 2 North Rd, Brighton, Sussex, firm of ‘Soper & Wheeler’ dissolved by mutual consent 29 Sept 1913. All debts due to & owing dealt with by Mr Wheeler (London Gazette 7 Oct) : [John m.Fanny ne Wheeler who m.1879, Brighton]

Bertram J Soper m.Dorothy Spicer Jul>Sep 1913, Brighton, Sx (bmd) : Berram John Soper b.Oct>Dec 1887, Brighton; to John & Fanny ne Wheeler who m.1879
- Leslie B Soper b.13 May 1914 [b.Apr>Jun] Steyning, Sx (mother nee Spicer); m.Maud Wingham Jan>Mar 1937, Brighton
- Doris L Soper b.6 Sep 1915 [b.Jul>Sep], Steyning, (m.ne.Spicer); '39cen 24 dress maker; m.Edward A Reed Jul>Sep 1940 Brighton
: '91cen Bertram J Soper 3 son at & b.Brighton
: '11cen Bertram John 23unm builders merchant clerk, with parents, John 64 printer & wholesale stationer (employer) at 3 Grand Parade {3 rooms}, Brighton, Sx, Sarah 55 {m.26y 6 children, 2 died}, Lily Louise 25unm, Bertram John 23unm builders merchant clerk, Edith Mabel21 dressmaker, all b.Brighton, Sx : scan
: 1926 Bertrum John Soper d.24? Sep 1926, age 38 & wife Dorothy Soper d.17 Mar 1959, age 59, bur.Brighton & Preston Cemetery, Brighton, Sx billiongraves.com : [Dorothy's d.not vis bmd] : Bertrum d.Jul>Sep 1926 age 38
: '39cen Leslie B 25 plumber-own account (b.13 May 1914) at 73 Mile Oak Rd, Southwick, Sx; Mandie 31 greengrocer (b.29 May 1908); also Lizzie Wingham b.6 Jul 1884 udd, widow scan
: '39cen Doris L Soper (will m.Mr.Reed) 24unm dress maker (b.6 Sep 1915) at 17a Camden Terrace, Brighton, Sx; with William M Wheeler b.18 Jan 1870 pensioner; Dorothy Wheeler b.6 Nov 1891 home duties, both married; Doris line 3; Constance Lowes b.12 Feb 1903 home duties, unpaid & Charles M Lowes b.12 Dec 1902 club steward & electrical planet both m scan

Sussex units in WW1 : Service Medals (issued to all servicemen) 1914-1920 : from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
Alfred Soper, Corporal..., Royal Sussex Regiment, nr411
John G Soper (c1879-1917), Acting Corporal, Royal Sussex Regiment, nrG/11970 - died 25 Sept 1917 Pas de Calais, aged 38 : [in '81 ceb above] memorial Etaples Military Cemetery, : Xxvi. D. 6 : Parents Thomas Rundle Soper & Annie : wife Florence, 91 Cheyne Walk, Chelsea London [John Gilbert Soper 4 with parents Thomas 31 & Annie 33 '81cen above]
L V Soper, Lance Serjeant, Royal Sussex Regiment, nr2092
Robert Henry Soper, Acting Lance Serjeant..., Royal Sussex Regiment, nr16783 : [m.Mildred Rowland Jul>Sep 1918 Horsham]
Sidney H Soper, Private..., Royal Sussex Regiment, nr70585 : [b.Brighton 1895 to Samuel Henry Soper jnr above]
William Henry Soper, Lieutenant..., Royal Sussex Regiment

Mr Soper a member played golf with F Baily professional to the Holtye Club [Cowden, nr Edenbridge, E.Sussex] who put up new return of 69. He previously held the record with 71; 24 Apr 1915; source

Herbert J Soper m.Lottie Parsons Jul>Sep 1915, Brighton, Sx; b.3 May 1890 [b.Apr>Jun], Kingsclere to James [a gardener] & Clara Rose Sellwood who m.1889, Westhampnett, Sx
- Leslie F Soper b.19 Jun 1918 [b.Apr>Jun], Dorking, Surrey (mother nee Parsons); '39cen 21unm railway clerk; m.Eileen G Annison Oct>Dec 1946, Surrey S E; dau Margaret E d.Apr>Jun 1950 Surrey SE
: 1907 Herbert James joined 3 Jul 1907; London, Brighton & S.Coast Railway as learners; age 17, b.3 May 1890, booking clerk; wage 10s pw to 11s Jul'08; at Falmer [Sx]; removed to Newark Jul'09; 15s 1 Jul 1910, removed to W.Grinstead; at Newick & Chailey; 17s pw to £1 1 Jul'11; £1 2s Jul'12 at Wallington; £1 4s Jul'13; booking clerk £1 6s Jul'14 at Billing; removed to Dorking Jan'15; £1 8s Jul'16; £1 10s Mar'17; promotion to £230 Aug'19 Dorking; Record scan1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11
: '11cen Herbert James 20unm railway company clerk; GBSCR at Swan Cottage, Colauges Bank, Chailey nr.Lewes, Sx {5 rooms} b.Baughurst, Basingstoke, Hants boarding with Mary Walden 71 widow {m.35y, 4 children} b.isfield, Sx : scan
: '39cen Herbert J 49 railway booking clerks (b.3 May 1890) at 7 Rothes Rd, Dorking, Sy; Lottie 59 unpaid dom duties (b.10 Feb 1880); Leslie F 21unm railway clerk (b.19 Jun 1918); also Marjorie E Burrenston (will m.Mr Adams 'm cla 28/7/45') b.10 Dec 1919 ladies wear shop ass, unm; last line temp withheld scan
: '39cen Eileen G Annison (will m.Mr Soper 'm ic dmf 22/11/46') 21unm upholstress (b.8 Jul 1918) at 17 Hart Rd, Dorking, Sy; with Alfred E Annison b.7 Aug 1893 I.C.E. fitter, petrol, general plant maintenance; Beatrice Annison b.11 May 1889 udd; Eileen line 3; Audrey Annison b.Nov 1919 dairy book-keeper unm; & Peggy Annison b.29 Oct 1921 FGPO telephonist unm; 6th line temp withheld scan
: 1974Herbert James Soper (1890-1974) d.Oct>Dec, Reading/Woking, Sx, age 84, (b.3 May 1890)

Percy William Soper m.Alice M P Robinson Jul>Sep 1915, Brighton; b.Apr>Jun 1889 to John & Fanny Wheeler m.1879, Brighton
- Ronald W Soper b.Jul>Sep 1916, Edmonton, Lon (mother nee Robinson)
- Jessica M Soper b.Jan>Mar 1920, Edmonton (m ne.Robinson)
- Stanley J Soper b.28 Sep 1921 [b.Jul>Sep], Edmonton (ne.Robinson); '39cen 18 clerical officer air ministry, Bristol; m.Joan Jessamine Ayling 1945 Ilford, Ex
: '11cen Percy William 21unm solicitors clerk, boarder in 6 rooms at 71 Wisbaden Rd, Stoke Newington, Hackney, Lon; b.Brighton, Sx; boarding with William Weston 39 carpenter & joiner b.New York, US, wife Florence Ada 35 b.Stoke Newington; scan
: Percy William Soper b.Brighton, Eng; m.Alice Robinson. Their sons inc Stanley John b.1921 Harringay, Lon. m.Joan Jessamine Ayling; Eddie & Ron Soper; New Soper Compendium p.264 : [but Stanley still in Eng 1951; Eddie not vis bmd]

Charles E Soper m.Getrude Southgate Jul>Sep 1917 Colchester, Ex; b.12 Apr 1892
- Philip C Soper b.Apr>Jun 1920, Lexden, Ex (mother nee Southgate)
- Ellen G Soper b.25 Oct 1921 [b.Oct>Dec], Westbourne, Sx (m.ne.Southgate); '39cen 17 glove machinist; m.Leonard P Daughtrey Jul>Sep 1947, Chichester, Sx
- Claude E Soper b.19 May 1923; [b.Jul>Sep], Westbourne (m.ne.Southgate); '39cen 16 grocer ass
- Charles N Soper b.21 Mar 1926 [b.Apr>Jun], Westbourne (m.ne.Southgate)
- William R Soper b.23 Mar 1930 [b.Apr>Jun], Westbourne (m.ne.Southgate)
- Bessie Soper b.Jan>Mar 1933, Westbourne (m.ne.Southgate)
: '39cen Charles E 47 railway crossing keeper (b.12 Apr 1892) at Pumsted, Chichester, Sx; Gertrude A 47 unpaid dom duties (b.3 Feb 1892); Ellen G Soper (will m.Mr.Daughbrey 'm enm 13/8/4?') 17unm glove machinist (b.25 Oct 1921); Claude E 16 grocer ass (b.19 May 1923); Charles N 13 at school (b.21 Mar 1926), '22046822 (20/f/2)'; William R 9 at school (b.23 Mar 1930); lines 3 & 8 [?assume Philip 19 & Bessie 6] temp withheld
scan

Robert H Soper m.Mildred Rowland Jul>Sep 1918, Horsham (bmd) :
: [a Robert Henry Soper b.4 Mar 1894 [b.Jan>Mar] Horsham to James & Sarah Jane ne Chapham who m.
1884]
- Roland Soper b.1 Jan 1921; [b.Jan>Mar], Horsham (mother nee Rowland); ?a Roland Soper m.Irene Crowther Apr>Jun 1946, Chichester, Sx
: c1918 a Robert Henry Soper, Acting Lance Serjeant..., Royal Sussex Reg, nr16783, service medal : [a Robert Henry Soper, to be Lt 29 Jul 1940]
: 1918 R H Soper Sergt 16783, transfered from R Sussex to 3rd Royal Sussex; Battn Orders 3 Jun 1918 ww1 records
? : 1919 R H Soper Temp 2nd Lt, to be temp Lt, 29 Nov 1919 (London Gazette 3 Feb 1920)
? : 1920 R H Soper, Temp. Lt. R. Sussex Reg relinquishes his commission on completion of service, 17 Mar 1920 retains rank of Lt. (London Gazette 20 Apr)
: '39cen Robert H 45 shop keeper general food store (& clothing storeman or.. Royal Sussex Regt Depot r..) (b.4 Mar 1894) at 13 Oving Rd, Chichester, Sx; Mildred 44 assisting in shop & unpaid dom duties (b.3 Jun 1895); Roland 18unm student (b.1 Jan 1921) scan
: 1956 Robert H Soper (c1894-1956) m.Oct>Dec 1956, Chichester, Sx, age 62
: 1974 Mildred Soper (c1894-1956) d.Oct>Dec 1974, Horsham, Sx, age c79

Henry Soper 13, one of 26 occupants of St Johns Poorhouse, Lewes, Sx; 11 Jun 1919 from parish document (PAR412/37/12) source

Wilhelmina Louise Soper d.27 Mar 1919, spinster of 27 Kenilworth Rd, St Leonards on Sea, Sussex; probate London 28 Oct 1919 to George Soper, press artist; estate £168 1s 5d ; from Probate Calender, scan : [Wilhelmina L Soper (c1864-1919) d.Jan>Mar, Hastings, Sx, age 55] : [parents George Robert m.Elizabeth Longman Cogan 1860 Clerkenwell]

Samuel Walters Soper d.22 Jul 1921 of Chelwood Gate, East Grinstead, Sx; probate London 1 Oct 1921 to Annie Baker, spinster; estate £833 3s 4d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Samuel W (c1845-1921) d.Jul>Sep, Uckfield, Sx, age 76] : [Samuel m.Fanny Crick 1875 Camberwell]

Bertram Soper 46 medical; english citizen, Last permanant address England; address Parkside, Worthing, Sussex; sailed 2nd class on "Windsor Castle" (Union Castle Line) from Netal, South Africa arriving Southampton, Eng 1 Sep 1924; (ship from Durban, SA) scan; UK Incoming Register; [Dr George Bertrum Spencer Soper (1877-?) see]

Willey & Soper Ltd: Will be struck off the Companies Register in 3m. (London Gazette 31 Oct 1924) : Struck off 10 Feb 1925 (10 Feb) : Charles Smith, Co Chairman, meeting at reg offices 47, Old Steine, Brighton, 16 Feb 1925 resolution to voluntaily wind up company (10 Mar London Gazette) : Winding-up 29 Apr 1926 (23 Mar) : [co nr174325 dissolved 1921; from a2a]

Sidney G Soper b.Jul>Sep 1925, Horsham, Sx m.June F Foster Jan>Mar 1949, Chichester, Sx
: 1997 ??a June Soper 25 May 1934-31 Jan 1997, Chichester Garden of Remembrance, Chichester, Sx billiongraves.com

Morris Saper from Russia. Resident in Brighton. Nationality & Naturalisation Certificate 16469, issued 19 Apr 1926 : HO 144/21742 : National Archives

Leslie V Soper mEdna M Yeomans Apr>Jun 1928 Brirmingham; Leslie Vernon Soper Brighton [b.Apr>Jun 1898] 'b.4 Apr 1896 '39cen' to Samuel Henry Brighton draper, shop owner & Katherine Polak who m.1872, Sx : [Vernon from '91cen fathers house, 32 Vernon Terrace (odd idea, bef Leslie's 1898 birth)]
- Pamela M Soper b.Jul>Sep 1931 Birmingham S. (mother ne Yeomans)
- Janet L Soper b.Oct>Dec 1936, Hove, Sussex (mother ne Yeomans)
: '11cen 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 Amy 49 {m.21y} b.Brighton, Sx [Leslie's aunt]; dau Marjorie 19 musical student b.Yardley, Warwick & unm servants, Constance Richards cook 33, Clara Bolton housemaid 31 scan
: 1914 Leslie Vernon Soper (c1896-?) Private, nr.2092 4th Royal Sussex Reg; enlisted Woking 31 Aug 1914; age 18y 4m; a draper of Brighton, fresh complexion, brown eyes & hair; 5ft 7½in; C of E; considered fit; 'Honest, sober & trustworthy, a smart & efficient NCO', Gratuity not yet sanctioned 17s 7d in lieu of civilian clothing; mother G L? Soper at 66 Ship St; Not posted abroad; Passed for general? service, Woolwich Jan 16; medical report 18 Apr attacks & no breath... dilation of left ventricle... palpitaions on slight...; abt Mar 16 at Tidworth; discharged 18 Oct 16 Southend on Sea, no longer fit for active service Dilataion/Myocardium [heart]; age 20y 7m; 66 Ship St, Brighton [address crossed out]; unmarried; invalid board 22 Nov 16 'man is only a private' address Wychmont, St Bernards Rd, Aston, Warwickshire; Med Board 18 Apr 17; no incapacity [benifits?] earnings 35s] : see War service scans : [awarded service medals Lance Serjeant]
: 1920 Leslie Vernon Soper, a storekeeper 1920, when mother's executor
: '39cen Leslie V 43 commercial traveller for manufacturer of clothier (b.4 Apr 1896) at End House, Nevill Ave, Hove, Sx; Edna M 36 unpaid dom duties (b.13 Aug 1903); lines 3 & 4 temp withheld; & [relation?] Marie L Yeoman b.21 Jun 1868 udd, widow scan

Reginald S Soper m.Muriel C G Gammons Jul>Sep 1928 at Brighton, Sx
- Raymond S Soper b.Oct>Dec 1932, Lewisham, Lon (mother nee Gammons); ?a Reginald Stanley Soper b.1902 Camberwell to William John & Caroline Hare
1893 Camberwell, Lon
: '39cen Muriel C G 39 married, unpaid dom duties (b.8 Oct 1899) at 36 Barmeston Rd, Lewisham, Lon scan
: 1950 ??a Raymond S Soper appointed postman, Jul 1950, London Telecommunications Region Dept; Post Office Appointment Books; Reg nr.61035; Minute nr.A37056/50 scan

Mrs B Soper in English Ladies Championship, Aldeburgh; from Guardian paper, 30 Sep 1930

: connection? a Cormack & Soper Mono postcard of Parish Church, Merton a404 323; 1905 source

Martha Georgina Edwardes Soper widow of 22 Duke St, Brighton, Sx, boarding house keeper of 19 Old Steine, Brighton. Bankrupty Court at Brighton. Dividend 1s 1/2d in £ payable 28 Nov 1930 (London Gazette 25 Nov) : [bankrupt 1900]

Louisa Caroline Victoria Soper d.24 Oct 1934, spinster of Manor House, Kemp Town, Brighton, Sx; died Woodville Nursing Home, Marine Ave, Hove, Sx; probate Lewes 19 Nov 1934 to Charles Edward Hide, retired poultry farmer; estate £537 8s 10d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Louisa C V Soper (c1867-1934) d.Oct>Dec, Steyning, Sx, age 67] : [parents George m.Emma Pace 1864 Winchester, Hants] : [Mr Hide, brother in law]

Ruby Edith Beatrice Soper b.26 Jul 1914, age 20, bur.2 Mar 1934, Bognor Regis Cemetery, Bognor Regis, West Sx; age 20, address Uxbridge Parish? [?but that's Sx]; & d.there scan
: Ruby E B Soper (c1914-1934) d.Jan>Mar 1934, Uxbridge, Lon, age 20 : [but no birth, or m.to a Soper vis]

Edgar Vernon Soper m.Ivy M Budgen Oct>Dec 1934, East Grinstead, Sx; b.31 Aug 1910 Horley [b.Oct>Dec], Reigate; to Sidney John & Elizabeth Butler who m.1897, Charlwood, Sy
- Michael R Soper, 'Roy'* b.Oct>Dec 1937, Cuckfield, Sx (mother nee Budgen) [only Soper/Budgen b.in bmd] *Roy researching
: '11cen Sidney John 34 chauffeur, domestic, for doctor at "Rosslyn", Queens Rd, Horley; b.Crawley, Sx; Sarah Elizabeth 26 b.Redhill, Sy; Florence Mary 13; Francis Norman 12 both b.Charlwood, Sy; William Ralph 10 b.Crawley, Sx; Albert Edward 9; Elizabeth 7 both b.Charlwood, Sy; all at school; Edgar Vernon 7m Horley, Sy; scan
: '39cen Edgar V Soper 29 general hand, milk man (b.31 Aug 1910) at Northcot, Cobbley Ln?, Horsham, Sx; Ivy M 29 unpaid dom duties (b.10 May 1910); line 3 temp withheld [assume Roy] scan

Mary Sarah Soper d.5 Feb 1936, spinster of 180a Ditchling Rd, Brighton, Sx; probate London 15 Apr 1936 to [brother] William James Soper, retired draper & [nephew] John George Dennis Soper, draper; estate £3,711 11s 11d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Mary S (c1850-1936) d.Jan>Mar, Brighton, Sx, age 86] : [JGD Soper's parents John m.Selina Ann Crocker 1884, Okehampton, Dev]

George E Soper m.Edith Wallace Apr>Jun 1937, Worthing, Sx; b.5 Jan 1914 [no 1913/14 b.vis bmd; ?a George E b.Oct>Dec 1915 Plymouth see]
- Pamela E Soper b.Apr>Jun 1938, Worthing, (mother nee Wallace); m.James F Sharrod Apr>Jun 1958 Chichester
??an Eda C E Soper b.Apr>Jun 1950, Chichester, Sx (mother nee Wallace)
: '39cen George E 25 sign writer & wood machinist (jig & bandsaw?) (b.5 Jan 1914) at 71 Arundel Rd, Littlehampton, Sx ['see page 15 book 2c']; Edith (Emily) Soper (will m.Mr.Sharrod 'cr283 tw '1/10/79') 21 waitress (unemployed) (b.6 Nov 1916/b.14 Nov 1917 'lnc 4/12/46') [Emily added from m.cr283 tw '1/10/79']; line 3 temp withheld scan
: 1958 George E Soper (c1914-1958) d.Jan>Mar 1958, Chichester, Sx, age 44
: 1959 Edith Soper m.Frederick W Sharrod Jul>Sep, Chichester

Eliza Maria Soper d.3 Feb 1937, of 43 East St, Horsham, Sussex; 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] : [Charles & Eliza Maria Rowe Oct>Dec m.1892, Samford, Suffolk (bmd)]

William James Soper d.13 Apr 1938 of 182 Ditchling Rd, Brighton, Sx; probate Lon 24 Jun 1938 to Westminster Bank Ltd; estate £11,351 17s 11d; from Probate Calender, scan : [William J (c1859-1938) d.Apr>Jun, Brighton, age 79] : [William James b.Apr>Jun 1858, Newton Abbott to William farmer b.Hennock, Dev & Elizabeth 55 b.Ilsington, who m.bef.1848] : [an executor of Mary Sarah Soper who d.1836 above]
: William James retired draper, will proved 24 June 1938 (London Gazette 29 Jul)

George Soper, Sussex Grammar School” inscribed on a book pub 1938 'Introduction to Literature', W J Gage & Co, Toronto : www.rubycusack.com

E G Soper & B Soper, both of Burden Ln, Cheam, Surrey. Registered freehold land in Amberley Drive & Arlington Ave, Goring-by-Sea, Sussex 26 Jul 1938 (London Gazette 12 Jul)

Edmund W Soper m.Elizabeth B Willis Oct>Dec 1939, Worthing, Sx
: 1942 Edmund W Soper (c1887-1942) d.Oct>Dec 1942, Worthing, Sx, age 55

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1939; Sussex Register/Census; 83 Sopers

Edward G 68 commercial traveller for manufacturer of clothier (b.20 Feb 1871) at Vonban House, Amberley Drive, Worthing, Sx 1939cen; Beatrice 64 unpaid dom duties (b.6 Dec 1874) scan & scan : [m.1915 Lon]

Ellen Soper 13 at school (b.8 May 1926 'm…') at 51 Queen's Park Terrace, Brighton, Sx; with Annie H Harris b.3 Nov 1886 hotel clerk unm; Emily P Harris b.16 Dec 1888 government telephone operator; Helen M Coleman b.9 Nov 1890 house keeper, married; lines 4, 6, 7 & 8 temp withheld & Ellen line 5 scan : [but no Ellen Soper b.in bmd 1921-44]

Gertrude Ann Diggens (will m.Mr Wheeler, m.Mr Hine 'enc 9/11/45 & m.Mr Soper 'cr283 tw 3/11/68') 18unm domestic servant (b.28 Aug 1921) at Hofedean Board Road West, Chichester, Sussex; with Herbert W Diggens b.7 Jan 1885 labourer, heavy worker; Gertrude Catherine Diggens (will m.Mr Street 'cr283 jw 11/12/68') 17 Apr 1897 udd both married; Gertrude line 3; Dennis V G Diggens b.16 Jul 1925 errand boy & lines 5 & 6 temp withheld scan : [but no Diggens/Wheeler or Hine/Soper m.vis (or or d)]; Gertrude A Wheeler m.William F G Hine Oct>Dec 1945 Chichester;

Jean Soper 13 at school (b.31 May 1926) at 37 Manvers Rd, Eastbourne, Sx; with Charles E Scarlett b.10 Feb 1904 hodwaper fitting engineer; Lucy M Scarlett b.30 Apr 1904 udd; line 3 temp withheld & Jean line 4 scan : [only Jean b.1926 in bmd; Jean I Soper b.Jul>Sep 1926, Wandsworth to Wilfred A S Soper m.Cecily M Nickson 1915, Wandsworth]

Henry J Soper 18unm plumber's mate (b.26 Mar 1921) at Hatch Farm, Hook, Midhurst, Sx; with Charles R Watts b.2 Feb 1915 carpenter foreman, also there a bricklayer foreman; plumber; builders labourer & 2 plasterer scan : [??perhaps the Henry John b.Jan>Mar 1921, Lon; to Henry Charles & Alice Edith Seabrook m.1920, Holborn]

Kathleen G G Soper 38unm teacher (b.11 Aug 1901) at 33 Manor House, Chilgrove East Marden, Chichester, Sx ['see p.23'] ; at home & school for officers' children scan
- Kathleen Georgina G Soper b.Jul>Sep 1901, Greenwich, Lon : [not vis '11cen]
: 1980 Kathleen Georgina Soper (1901-1980) d.Jan>Mar, Bideford, Dev, age 79; b.11 Aug 1901

Nancy Baldry (will m.Mr Soper) 11 at school (b.15 Oct 1927) at Sunnybrae, Clayton Ave, Cuckfield, Sussex ['cr283 tw 7/7/75'] ; with Ellen M Baldry b.1 Apr 1890 dressmaker, widow scan : [William H Soper m.Nancy Baldry Apr>Jun 1975 Cuckfield, Sx]

Percival Frederick Soper 'Percy' m.Mary G[ertrude] Stanbrook Apr>Jun 1940 Worthing : b.Apr>Jun 1907, Lambeth, Lon to Percival Frederick m.Ethel Maude Johnson 1905, Lambeth
- Philip P Soper b.Oct>Dec 1942 Lincoln (mother nee Stanbrook)
- Hugh F Soper b.Jan>Mar 1945 Lincoln (m ne Stanbrook)
- Julia M Soper b.Oct>Dec 1946 Lincoln (m ne Stanbrook)
: '39cen Gertrude M Stanbrook (will m.Mr Soper) 28unm shorthand typist (b.28 Feb 1911) at 145 Dominion Rd, Worthing, Sx [ 'm...']; with Agnes G Stanbrook b.22 Aug 1869 teacher (retired), widow scan
: 1958 Percival Frederick Soper executor of father Percival Frederick Soper; d.5 Mar 1958, a dentist of 22 Teville Rd, Worthing, Sussex
: 2010 Gertrude Mary Soper nee Stanbrook d.26 Apr 2010 in her 100th year; (b.28 Feb 1911); of Shirley Hall, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells; spouce Percy; children Philip, Hugh & Julia; 4 grchildren; 1 grgrchild; Funeral Durrington Cemetery, donations to Hospice in the Weald source : Obit, 29 Apr Littlehampton Today & Telegraph

William C Soper (c1895-1867) m.Marjorie E Dymant Apr>Jun 1940, Chichester, Sussex (bmd) : [no Soper/Dymant births vis] : ['11cen Marjorie in Lon] William Arthur S Soper b.Oct>Dec 1871, St George Hanover Sq, Lon &Elizabeth Anne m.1895
: '11cen William Charles 14 post office messenger, with parents; William Arthur (c1872-?) 39 petrol motor for haulage contractor in 4 rooms at 35 Chesney St, Battersea, (Wandsworth RD), Lon b.Pimlico, Lon; Elizabeth Anne 48 b.Wales, Carmarthenshire; William Charles 14 post office messenger; Thomas Edward 13; Jane Elizabeth 12 all b.Battersea, Lon; Alfred John 10; David Arthur 9 all at school both b.Fulham, Lon scan
: '39cen William C 43unm motor van driver (b.28 May 1896) at 65 Grafton Ave, Hurstwood Estate, Bognor Regis, S; Elizabeth A 77w unpaid domestic duties (b.1 Feb 1862); David A 37unm incapacitated (mentally) (b.3 Dec 1901) scan
: '39cen Marjorie E Dymant (will m.Mr Soper 'm..') 42unm shop assistant, general (b.28 Oct 1896) at Lilac Cottage, Gordon Ave, Bognor Regis, Sx; with Ana M Dymant b.20 Feb retired widow; Elsie G Dymant b.18 Feb 1892 music shop ass, unm scan
: 1967 William Charles Soper retired, d.27 Dec 1967 Billingshurst; bur.3 Jan 1969 Bognor Regis Cemetery, Bognor Regis, West Sx, age 72, address Billingshurst (formerly of Bognor); retired, grave 310a; sec.Un Con Old scan : [d.Jan>Mar 1969, Horsham, Sx, age 72]
: 1968 Marjorie Ellen Soper d.3 Jul 1968; bur.9 Jul Bognor Regis Cem, age 72, scan : [d.Jan>Mar 1969, Chichester, Sx, age 71]

Charlotte Soper d.1 Jul 1940, spinster of Ivydene, Southwater, Sx; probate London 2 Aug 1940 to Arthur George Russell, Arthur Christian Parsons, farmer, Former grant revoked & 6 Mar 1941, Probate Llandudno to Mary Ann Russell (wife of Arthur George Russell), John Soper, retired farmer, A G Russell, A C Parsons, Effects £332 1s 2d; from Probate Calender, scan [Charlotte Soper (c1859-1940) d.Jul>Sep, Horsham, Sx, age 81] : [b.1959 to James & Emma Draper m.1855] : [Mary A Soper m.Arthur 1904]
: '39cen Charlotte 80unm retired old age pensioner (b.28 Feb 1859) at 'Ivy', Worthing Rd, Horsham, Sx; with Arthur G Russell b.14 Jan 1878 retired (postman); Mary A Russell b.14 Nov 1877 housewife; Arthur J Russell b.4 Dec 1906 dairy farmer. unm & Lillian G Russell b.18 Jun 1908 dressmaking fitter, unm scan

Robert Henry Soper (142267) Lt to be Lt Royal Sussex Regiment 29 Jul 1940 (London Gazette 30 Aug)

Edmund William Soper of 116 Chapel Rd, Worthing, Sussex, tobacconist, newsagent & confectioner (d.4 Oct 1942) executors Henry Kennard & Thomas Burgess 13 Nov 1942, Lewes District Probate Registry. Claims on Estate by 30 Jan 1943 (London Gazette 24 Nov) : ['11cen 2 Edmund Williams , both 22 in London] : [Edmund William m.Elizabeth B Willis Oct>Dec 1939 Worthing; Edmund William d.Oct>Dec 1942 Worthing, age 55] : [ Edmund W Soper 1st m.Kay L Winter 1915, Hackney]

Mary Soper Pope Medal of the Cranbrook Institute of Science was first awarded a year ago : from Gardeners Chronicle 1948 Google Books snippet

John Soper m.Charlotte E Boland Oct>Dec 1949, Battle, Sx
: '39cen Charlotte E Boland (will m.Mr Soper 'm eja 7/5/51') 65 unpaid dom duties (b.4 Dec 1873) at 17 Westville Rd, Bexhill, Sx; with Archibald Boland b.1 Jan 1870 general stemming & enquiry agents wk docks officer card, both married
scan
: 1965 Charlotte E Soper (c1873-1965) d.Oct>Dec 1965, Hastings, Sx, age 92
: 1966 ?a John Soper (c1873-1966) d.Jul>Sep 1966, Hastings, Sx, age 91

Beatrice Rhoda Norris Soper of 35 Church Walk, Worthing, Sx. 6 Mar 1953 Will & Testament, (copy) inc list of bequeathals. from www.jerseyheritagetrust

William Henry Soper residing at Deepdene, 4 West May, Carshalton Beeches, Sy; Carrying on business as builder at West Way, Hove, Sx; Trustees appointed 22 Jan 1954; London Gazette 29 Jan scan

Percival Frederick Soper d.5 Mar 1958, a dentist of 22 Teville Rd, Worthing, Sussex (trustees? Percival Frederick Soper & Lawrence Soper [sons])) : London Gazette : [Percival m.Ethel Maude Johnson 1905, Lambeth, Lon]

Leonard & Hilda Soper, my grandparents, lived in Bognor Regis for the brief period around 1960-2. Does anyone know their address? from Bob Dean rjmdean'at'yahoo.co.uk & BarbaraMallyon'at'lewmal.co.uk: rootsweb-Sussex & sister? Helen Dean helenjilldean'at'hotmail.com> rootsweb-Kingsclere, Hants, Feb'03

Edward Joseph Soper (1889-1965) b.Wandsworth : Educated University of London : In Egypt WW1 : Retired as Army Major 1920 : a Malayan Civil Servant : After WW2 returned to England from Japanese prison : Worked for Crown Agents & War Office. Latterly lived Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex : [see biog]

Mrs D R Soper; writing for, or mentioned in, The Worthing Herald 1903 or 1975 : A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 1 - Bramber Rape from British History Online

Mr D Soper president of Mid-Sussex AS, absent from AGM at the "Fox & Hounds," Haywards Heath, 8 Feb; from The Aquarist & pondkeeper pub.1979 Google Books snippet

G J Soper, Unit Personnel Manager, Excess Insurance Group, The Warren, Warren Rd, Worthing West Sussex ... Google Books snippet

Kate Soper is 35 & lives in Brighton. She is preparing a book on Marxism & the Theory of Need. She was educated at Oxford University & has until recently been a research student at Sussex University. She works as a translator & part-time teacher of philoshy at Sussex .... Soper endorse a realist & materialist theory of the sciences & insists on the need to distinguish betyween omtological & epistemological materialisms : snippets from Issues in Marxist Philosophy pub.1979
: & Sartre and Marxism ; translated from Italian by Kate Soper. Sussex - from 1978 publication Google Books snippet

Valerie Joan Soper d.25 Sep 2008; bur.1 Apr 2010 Chalcraft Lane Cemetery, Bognor Regis, West Sx, age 62, address 12 Central Ave, Bognor Regis; d.at 67 Ravenscourt House Paddenswick Rd, Hammersmith scan; Valerie (nee Randall) obit Chichester Observer 2 Oct source

Gertrude Mary Soper nee Stanbrook d.26 Apr 2010; b.28 Feb 1911; of Shirley Hall, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells; spouce Percy; children Philip, Hugh & Julia; 4 grchildren; 1 grgrchild ;Funeral Durrington Cemetery [Percival F Soper m.Mary G Stanbrook 1940 Worthing] : Obit, 29 Apr Littlehampton Today

Margaret Soper widow of Jim Soper d.7 Sep 2011; Funeral 16 Sep Worthing Crematorium. Donations in Margaret's memory to St Barnabas House [a Worthing hospice]


Soper Places

Sapurton, Sus; 1386 place name mentioned in Middle English Dictionary that links it to soap making; google books

Soper's Brooks, 8 acres of rich copyhold book land near Pokerlee, Henfield parish; part of Kentons, Storkood & Wakelands estates for sale see Pokerlee Farm; in 'Ipswich Journal' 15 Jun 1822, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [presume connected to Soper's Estate, Henfield 1799] : Pokerlee demolished c1940s?; maps on right from oldmaps.co.uk & OS

Sopers Cottage, Fulfords Rd, Horsham, source

Soapers Cottage, Itchingfield, Sx in '61-'91cen Soapers in '41-'51cen : source; source: [no mention of Soper in Itchingfield in above page]

Sopers Cottages & Sopers Hill recent mention in Pulborough parish council, Sussex

Sopers Cottage, Codmore Hill, Pulborough : Modern mention source : Old semi detached; source : [photo right]

Sopers Farm, nr.West Grinstead, Sussex : source
Soaper's Farm, West Grinstead in the neighbourhood of Knepp Castle. Included in a group of improvable freeholds for sale, with sitting tennants The Times 9 Apr 1836

Sopers Farm/Estate, Henfield; consisting of house & land called Cutlers, house & land called Fayshies, & cottage called Cutlers Brook, all later part of Browns Farm. All in Henfield : [see 1799]

Sopers, messuage [building] & lands called Sopers & Taylors 60 acres; Fernhurst, Sx [between Guildford & Chichester]; Part of 1756 m.settlement of Mrs Mary Leech wife of John Leech surgeon, late of Alton, now of Lea; Deeds dated 1785?; Surrey History Center source
: Sopers Farm Cottage, Hogs Hill, Fernhurst, Haslemere in Google Maps & Sopers Barn map
: Sopers Cottage, Fernhurst, Sx, occupied by James Stacey, ag lab : '91cen (& James Danyer '61cen) : fernhurstsociety.org.uk: [no mention of Soper in Fernhurst in above page]
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Sopers Farm & Sopers Barn NE of Fernhurst; Upper Sopers, a hill above Fernhurt, Haslemere, W.Sx

Sopers, Peppers Lane, Ashurst, Steyning, West Sussex, made newsworthy 2004. it's owner flowerbombed the Prime Minister : 1931 mention London Gazette

'Sopers' 'land called'; in East Grinstead mentioned in will 9 Apr 3 Charles [if Charles 1 the c1628 Charles III >1649] p.514 www.archive.org

Soper's Ride, West Hoathly in 1841cen; 3m SW E.Grinstead rootschat.com

Photo of Sopers Bottom, Steyning Air Map of Sopers Bottom, Steyning 1899 OS Map of Sopers Bottom, Steyning Sopers Bottom Buildings, Bramber, Sopers Lane; Now demolished; [On right; 1899 OS map & Sat picture showing old compound remains; Photo from geolocation.ws]
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Sopers Bottom An 1912 OS map show it as an enclosed 'U' shape farmsted or barn on the right angled bend in the lane, in a small steep dry valley [a 'bottom'?; or perhaps the bottom barn on Soper's land?], opposite a small chalk-pit, (same building unnamed in 1872 map & 'Sobers Bottom' 1899 so corrected? [1899 map above]) Same building outlines remain 1961, but by 1975 map 2 barns replace it & Upper Maudlin Farm built across the road & 'Sopers Lane' now 1st appears on OS map; By 2002 Steyning Bowl Cottages built in the old Sopers Bottom compound, next to the new barns old-maps.co.uk (one of the modern houses on fields by lane, named 'Sopers', sold 2008): The farmstead's compound is still visable on landscape [highlighted in air photo above]
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: Sopers Lane Road Sign Sopers Lane, Steyning, Bramber, Steyning, W,Sx led to Sopers Bottom buildings: now runs about 1½m E from Bramber & Steyning (speculate led to River Adur nr.Bramber) [a John Sopere paying tax in Bramber 1327 & a Soper was a Lord's Falkoner at Steyning see] source medieval streetnames, mentioned in 1445 british-history.ac.uk
: Sopers Lane medieval street name (mentioned 1445) british-history.ac.uk. Sopers Lane's route is an ancient track past a Romano-Brish occupation site (1990 OS)
: Sopers Lane a trackway in 1806 OS map; Human burials found there presumed from 13th/14th C lepper hospital there horshamdistrictldf.info

Hawking Sopers Farm at Ashurst: in the NW part of Bramber Rape that including Horsham. It existed in 1623 & in the later 18th C had 75 acres : from A History of Sussex (1994) british-history.ac.uk Doc.18323 : [once called Hawkins and Sopers, called Hawkin Sopers by 1689, a 70a farm, later 75a] : [ Hawkins-Soper farm, Ashworth Parish [3m NE Steyning] is said to derive it's name from Soper, falconer to Lord of Wiston see]
: Hawking Sopers Copse woodlands [1m NE of Sopers Copse below] Soper a falconer to the Lord of Wiston. The farm of Hawkins-Soper, Ashworth Parish [3m NE Steyning] is said to derive it's name from him. The manor & farm has decended as Wiston. At Wiston, there is an old picture of the Lord going forth a-hawking, attended by an ancient man with a falcon on his fist, presumed to be Master Soper. : no date : [where's the picture? it's not the one right] , repub.2009 : Google Books : [Image from a 13thC Psalter, made in Bruges; Used by Touke family records Henry Touke (son of John Touke of Wilton), d.1412 source]
contradicting above; 'Hawkins & Sopers, [Ashford], subsequently altered to Hawkins Sopers : c1825' W.Sx Record Office

Sopers Copse woodland, Ashurst, Horsham, West Sx source;

Sopers House, Ditchling : & Soper's, Ditchling, Sx, Arthur Gill, sculptor lived there '11cen; Eric Gill moved to the Georgian house with is family and attracted an artist colony to the village; [now listed grade II, nr 28 britishlistedbuildings.co.uk]
'Sopers', Ditchling, Sx mention 1908 (London Gazette)

Soper (late) used to own land at Chalvington, now owned by Carpenter ref ACC3412/3/580 : [8 miles east of Lewis] No date www.a2a


Notes

a Soper has a memorial inscriptions at St Mary-In-the-Castle, Hastings (position WW38) www.rootschat.com

Sussex Family History Group www.sfhg.org.uk have marriage lists & 66+ Soper burial details, if you join (for £11 in 2005)

Sopers in IGI Register for Sussex : 190 entried June'05 (less 14 duplicates) : List


Sussex Researchers

Researchers mentioned in the : Sussex Family History Group
Mrs Diana M O'Loughlin - any 18C-19C Sopers [see Richard Soper's birth 1740]
Mrs J B McFarland - 'Uckfield 1800-1900 : Harriet'
Mrs D Montgomerie - Eliza, James SOPP : Islington, Middlesex 1800-1900

Bob Dean looking for address of grandparents Leonard & Hilda Soper, who lived in Bognor Regis for the brief period around 1960-2 : rootsweb.com : rjmdean#@yahoo.co.uk [remove #]

*Jamie Yates of Glasgow grgrgrandson, of Samuel H Soper jnr (Brighton draper) his via dau Audrey researching & would appreciate information

Joe of Normandy, France - see Samuel Henry Soper (1837-1892) of Brighton's Soper's Drapery Emporium : Harold Soper m.1911 www.rootschat.com
: also Terina grgrgrchild of Samuel H source

John Soper traced his line back securely to James Soper, born 1706 in West Grinstead. jmpsoper#@globalnet.co.uk [remove '#']


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