Thomas Copper



Marriages/Partnerships

m. 12/06/1805
Ann Phillips St Clements, Hastings, Sussex d. 31/03/1866

Children

bap. 31/03/1824 William Copper All Saints (at baptism)
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Occupations

1824 Fisherman

Also known as

Thos Coppard

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Documentary Sources

26Feb1841: Letter from Captain George Hope, Right Hon. J.Planta and Mr.Breach, believed all from Weymouth, reference the loss of 6 fishermen in a storm on 6 February 1841. William Coppard left a widow and 2 children out of a family of 7 depending on her support. Cottage rental £10. Granted £10 to pay the rent. John Philip left a widow and 2 children out of a family of 6 depending on her support. Cottage rental £8. Granted £8 to pay the rent. The other 4 fishermen were unmarried but contributed to some degree in support of relatives. Granted £1 each to the families of the four.

Source: Transcript of minutes, provided by the Shipwrecked Mariners' Society and reproduced here with their kind permission.

... Information was received at Plymouth on Saturday, by the Success mackerel boat, belonging to Hastings, that the Brothers mackerel boat, of the same place, and her crew, consisting of Thomas Copper, master, William Copper, his son, John Phillips, Edward Breandens, William Symons, and Thomas Swain, had been lost in the severe gale of Friday night. She shipped a heavy sea about 5 (?) o'clock between the Start and Prawl points, which having thrown her on her beam ends, her ballast fell out and she turned bottom up. The master of the Success which was passing swiftly at the time hooked the body of Thomas Copper; but he being a very heavy man, the fastening broke and he was lost. She belonged to Messs (?) John and Mark Breach, of Hastings, and had some valuable nets on board. Thomas Copper and Phillips were married; the other four were single and under 20 years of age. A reward has been offered for the recovery of their bodies. It is feared that two Brighton herring boats, that were in company with the Success bound for Plymouth, have all been lost.

Source: WEST OF ENGLAND CONSERVATIVE, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1841, Column 3
British Newspaper Archive
Source: Sussex Agricultural Express, Feb 13 1841, page 5, column 1
East Sussex Record Office

PLYMOUTH ... Information was received at Plymouth on Saturday, by the Success mackerel boat, belonging to Hastings, that the Brothers mackerel boat, of the same place, and her crew, consisting of Thomas Copper, master, Wm. Copper his son. John Phillips, Edward Breandens, William Symons, and Thomas Swain, had been lost in the severe gale of Friday night.

Source: Woolmer's Exeter and Plymouth Gazette, Saturday, February 13, 1841. Column 6
British Newspaper Archive

Locations

12/06/1805 St Clements, Hastings, Sussex
12/06/1805 [Church], St Clements Hastings
31/03/1824 Church, All Sts Hastings, Sussex
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