Martha Cooper

21 December 1737–
Shifnal, Shropshire, England

The Life of Martha

When Martha Cooper was born on 21 December 1737, in Shifnal, Shropshire, England, her father, John Cooper, was 35 and her mother, Mary Williams, was 32. She married Thomas Lawrence on 20 October 1775, in Shifnal, Shropshire, England. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Lawrence
1748–1811
Martha Cooper
1737–
Marriage: 20 October 1775
John Lawrence
1775–
Thomas Lawrence
1778–1866
Mary Lawrence
1781–
Martha Lawrence
1784–1855

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 October 1775
Shifnal, Shropshire, England
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

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World Events (4)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 15

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 17

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 33

Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a maker and repairer of wooden vessels such as barrels, tubs, buckets, casks, and vats, from Middle English couper, cowper (apparently from Middle Dutch kūper, a derivative of kūp ‘tub’, ‘container’, which was borrowed independently into English as coop). The prevalence of the surname, its cognates, and equivalents bears witness to the fact that this was one of the chief specialist trades in the Middle Ages throughout Europe. In America, the English name has absorbed some cases of like-sounding cognates and words with similar meaning in other European languages, for example Dutch Kuiper .2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of Kupfer and Kupper ( see Kuper ).3 Dutch: occupational name for a buyer or merchant, Middle Dutch coper.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Martha in entry for John Lawrence, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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