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Copp family Littleham (Exmouth), Devon 1700s to 1800s
Posted by: Gordon Copp (ID *****4747) Date: July 15, 2007 at 01:31:15
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I am searching for information on the parents and children of Joseph Copp (Brewer/Maltster), born 1788 in Littleham, married Mary Weary Mann in 1809. They had a number of children born in Littleham, including: Mary (born about 1812, married Eward Lilly and moved to Bridgwater, Somerset), Joseph William (born 1814), Cora (born 1817), Alfred (Lawyer, born 1819), Ellen (born 1821), George (born 1824), Henry (born 1827, later listed as a silt weaver in 1841 census), and Edmund (born 1829, my great-great grandfather, who became a draper journeyman in London, then 'hawker' in Clifton near Bristol, and married Maria Cole from Clerkenwell, London).

Joseph leased, or bought into, the Swan Inn on Chapel Street (which I believe is the 'Pilot' pub on Chapel Hill, Exmouth). Joseph appears to have sold out his stake and moved with Mary, Alfred to Bridgwater. Alfred joined a chap named 'Paramore' in the solicitors firm 'Paramore & Copp' in Bridgwater up until at least 1844, but then Alfred disappears from all British censuses, so I suspect he may have moved overseas (e.g. Toronto). Would love to hear from anyone with information that might be relevant. Gordon


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