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Jane COOPER

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NSW Death 5221/1916 WRIGHT JANE A - WILLIAM [?] - - SYDNEY * 16 May 1916 * Father as William is probably an error

Northern Star (Lismore, NSW) - Sat 20 May 1916 p.2
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Word has been received from Sydney of the death of Mrs. Wright, of North Lismore, widow of Mr. E. Wright, who passed away some few years ago. Mrs. Wright, who was a native of the river ... was on a visit to her son ...

Northern Star (Lismore, NSW) - Mon 22 May 1916 p.1
FUNERAL NOTICES
The FUNERAL of the late JANE WRIGHT will leave her daughter's residence' (Mrs. H. Knight, Terania-street, North Lismore) THIS DAY (MONDAY), MAY 22nd, at 2 p.m. for the new General Cemetery.
THOS. RILEY, Undertaker.

Looking for Jane's birth and details on her parents, thanks.
 

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The Sydney Morning Herald - Sat 6 Jul 1867 p.1
MARRIAGES
On the 26th June, by the Rev. Dr. Bailey, LL.D., of the Free Church of England, Brisbane-street, Mr. EDWARD WRIGHT, to JANE, daughter of Mr. JOHN GEORGE COOPER, both of Wright's Wharf, Sussex-street.
 

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Birth

Jane Ann Cooper
1845–1916

10 Dec 1845
Lismore, New South Wales, Australia.


Birth

Ann Jane/Jane Ann Cooper
1845–1916

10 Dec 1845
Clarence Valley Council, New South Wales, Australia
 

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Thanks Keith.

NSW Bap COOPER ANN J 2919/1845 V18452919 31A GEORGE - JANE - NI= CofE Clarence River District

I'll look that one up next time at the library.
 

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NSW Death COOPER GEORGE J 4285/1884 JAMES - ANNIE - NEWTOWN * 19 Jul

So far I can't find anything in Trove.

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https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/93616209

NSW Marriage 7054/1885 LOFTS LUKE - COOPER MARY A - LISMORE

NSW Death LOFTS MARY ANN 24134/1940 GEORGE JOHN - MARY - LISMORE

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/98658874

NSW Birth COOPER MARY A 13159/1863 GEORGE J - MARY A - TABULAM

NSW Marriage 127/1851 V1851127 80 COOPER GEORGE - GRIFFITHS MARY A - JI= Presbyterian Bathurst ?

I think that George is ruled out. A death in 1923 is too late.
 
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Pioneer Register – Gosford NSW
Ann Jane Cooper b 10 Dec 1845 Lismore NSW FHL 993721– George John Cooper (1808-1884) & Sarah Jane Miller (1817-1852) – married 10 Aug 1838 Maitland

George John Cooper b 28 Aug 1808 Chatham Kent – George John Cooper & Annie Brand – parents married 17 May 1794 Chatham Kent
trade = sawyer - convicted 1829 stealing fowls Kent dept 5 Aug 1829 arrive 3 Dec 1829 on “Morley” - died 19 Dec 1884 NSW

Cert of Freedom 2 May 1835

1st marriage 10 Aug 1838 Sarah Jane Miller

2nd marriage 29 Dec 1853 Sarah Maria Minns (1822-1897) – vol V C
 

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Thanks Val.

NSW Death COOPER GEORGE 13277/1884 GEORGE - ANNIE - LISMORE * 19 Dec 1884
 
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There is no burial in NSW index for a Sarah Cooper in 1852.

NSW Death COOPER SARAH 5149/1897 UNKNOWN UNKNOWN - LISMORE

NSW Marriage V18382059 22/1838 COOPER GEORGE - MILLER SARAH - CT= CofE Black Creek; Bulwarra; Cloden; East Maitland; Hinton; Hunter District; Maitland; Morpeth; West Maitland

NSW Marriage V18531102 39C/1853 COOPER GEORGE - MINNS SARAH M - CJ= CofE Sydney, St James
 
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Sarah Jane's parents
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Jane Miller b 1817 Sydney – Matthew & Alice Miller – V18174498 1B

father – Matthew Matthias b 1781 Grossperce Germany – convict transport as Matthias Muller convicted 30 April 1808 Messnina Italy – voyage July 1810 on “Indian” NSW & on 1825 Gen Musters NSW

married 1814 Windsor to Alice Maurice (1788-1823) – V A – given permission to marry on Colonial Sec papers – Matthew Millur per “Indian” to Alice Morris per “Broxbornebury” - page 382 – 25 Nov 1814

Alice Muer convicted 19 Aug 1813 Northumberland Assizes for larceny arrived 28 July 1814 NSW on “Broxbournebury” died 18 June 1823 NSW

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Jane’s father was Matthais Muller b 1781 Gros Perlensen Prussia, he enlisted in the British Army as a mercenary in the King’s German Legion on 12 Oct 1807. He served previously (or 1st) in Denmark.

On 22 April 1808 he deserted. As a Private in the 2nd Company, 3rd Line Inf Bat he was court martialed in Messina Sicily on 30 April 1808 & sentenced to death for desertion & theft of 2 silver watches belonging to fellow soldiers in his regt. His sentenced was commuted to transportation for life in NSW – sentenced 20 July 1808. details on documents:

Native Place Germany, Trade sailor/laborer, court martialed Messina 22/04/1808 for life

Time spent on board the hulk “Prudenlia” at Woolwich UK, sailed “Indian” 18/07/1810 from England arrived Sydney 16/12/1810. No yr of birth, height 5ft 6 3/4”, complexion dark, sallow brown hair, hazel eys – Date of pardon 31/01/1816

Matthias was granted freedom in 1816 and land in Richmond NSW. He became a Constable & married & had 2 children. His wife died in about 1827 & he remarried in 1828. His new wife was not of sober habits and 8 weeks after their marriage he killed her (accidentally according to him) by strangling her in a dwelling in Darling Harbor. He was sentenced to hang but a large number of people petioned & he was given banishment to Moreton Island Penal Colony in 1828
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/31761070?searchTerm=matthew miller

no death found for him - trees have 1840
* 25 Nov 1814 Married Alice Maurice/Muers (listed as Muers on Convict records page & had 2 children Joseph and Jane – Alice died 18/6/23 age 38
 

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NSW Bap V18452919 31A/1845 COOPER ANN J - GEORGE - JANE - NI= CofE Clarence River District

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Baptisms Administered in the Clarence River District of New South Wales in the Year 1846
No. 74 When Baptised: 21st April 1846 When Born: 10th Dec 1845 Ann Jane - George Cooper & Jane Miller Abode: Richmond River Quality or Profession: Sawyer By whom the Ceremony was performed: John McConnell
 

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NSW Marriage V18382059 22/1838 COOPER GEORGE - MILLER SARAH - CT= CofE Black Creek; Bulwarra; Cloden; East Maitland; Hinton; Hunter District; Maitland; Morpeth; West Maitland

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Marriages solemnized in the Parish of Maitland in the County of Northumberland in the Year 1838
No. 8
George Cooper of this Parish
Sarah Miller of this Parish
married in this Chapel by Banns with consent of Friends
this tenth day of August 1838 By me W Stack Chaplain
Parties by their marks
Witnesses: Joseph his x mark Moore of Melville?, Peter Green of Maitland
 

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NSW Marriage V18531102 39C/ 1853 COOPER GEORGE - MINNS SARAH M - CJ= CofE Sydney, St James'

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Marriages solemnized in the Parish of - in the County of - in the Year 18
No. 164
George Cooper of the Parish of St. Philip, Widower
Sarah Maria Minns of this Parish Spinster
married in this Church by License with one publication of Banns
this Twenty ninth day of December 1853 By me James Carter Officiating Minister
Parties signed:
Witnesses: George French of Erskine Street, Susan Morley of Botany Road
 

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Hello and welcome to the Forum.

There looks to be an error somewhere. With mother as Jane there are two marriages for George to a Sarah ??

The marriage clearly has just Sarah.

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Jane Miller b 1817 Sydney – Matthew & Alice Miller – V18174498 1B

father – Matthew Matthias b 1781 Grossperce Germany – convict transport as Matthias Muller convicted 30 April 1808 Messnina Italy – voyage July 1810 on “Indian” NSW & on 1825 Gen Musters NSW

married 1814 Windsor to Alice Maurice (1788-1823) – V A – given permission to marry on Colonial Sec papers – Matthew Millur per “Indian” to Alice Morris per “Broxbornebury” - page 382 – 25 Nov 1814

Alice Muer convicted 19 Aug 1813 Northumberland Assizes for larceny arrived 28 July 1814 NSW on “Broxbournebury” died 18 June 1823 NSW

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Jane’s father was Matthais Muller b 1781 Gros Perlensen Prussia, he enlisted in the British Army as a mercenary in the King’s German Legion on 12 Oct 1807. He served previously (or 1st) in Denmark.

On 22 April 1808 he deserted. As a Private in the 2nd Company, 3rd Line Inf Bat he was court martialed in Messina Sicily on 30 April 1808 & sentenced to death for desertion & theft of 2 silver watches belonging to fellow soldiers in his regt. His sentenced was commuted to transportation for life in NSW – sentenced 20 July 1808. details on documents:

Native Place Germany, Trade sailor/laborer, court martialed Messina 22/04/1808 for life

Time spent on board the hulk “Prudenlia” at Woolwich UK, sailed “Indian” 18/07/1810 from England arrived Sydney 16/12/1810. No yr of birth, height 5ft 6 3/4”, complexion dark, sallow brown hair, hazel eys – Date of pardon 31/01/1816

Matthias was granted freedom in 1816 and land in Richmond NSW. He became a Constable & married & had 2 children. His wife died in about 1827 & he remarried in 1828. His new wife was not of sober habits and 8 weeks after their marriage he killed her (accidentally according to him) by strangling her in a dwelling in Darling Harbor. He was sentenced to hang but a large number of people petioned & he was given banishment to Moreton Island Penal Colony in 1828
https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/31761070?searchTerm=matthew miller

no death found for him - trees have 1840
* 25 Nov 1814 Married Alice Maurice/Muers (listed as Muers on Convict records page & had 2 children Joseph and Jane – Alice died 18/6/23 age 38
Hi Bootzy, I'm also doing some searching into the origins of my ancestor Mathias Müller, and I'm wondering where you came across this information: "Jane’s father was Matthais Muller b 1781 Gros Perlensen Prussia, he enlisted in the British Army as a mercenary in the King’s German Legion on 12 Oct 1807. He served previously (or 1st) in Denmark."
I'm particularly interested in his date and place of birth, have you found a record containing this information? Any help would be much appreciated!
Thanks,
Kenzee
 

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