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Michael Cooper (abt. 1510 - bef. 1556)

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Michael Cooper
Born about in Arlesey, Bedfordshire, Englandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about in Arlesey, Bedfordshire, Englandmap [uncertain]
Descendants descendants
Died before in Arlesey, Bedfordshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 27 Mar 2011 | Last significant change: 21 May 2018
08:58: David Cooper added Judith Cooper as child for Michael Cooper. [Thank David for this]
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Michael was the son of Michael Cooper of Henlow whose will was proved in 1539/40 at the Archdeaconry Court of Bedford.[1]


Michael Cooper (1480 - 1540)
Margaret Cooper


Elizabeth Page (1515 - 1569) who he married around 1537 - their first recorded son, John, was baptised on 20 Oct 1538


Edmund Cooper (1542 - 1619)*


  1. John Cooper, bpt 20 Oct 1538 Arlesey
  2. Richard Cooper, bpt 22 July 1541 Arlesey
  3. Edmund Cooper, bpt 1 Dec 1542 in Arlesey


"The will of Michael Cooper of Arlesey and Henlow, the father of Edmund Cooper, is dated 2 July 1556 and proved 16 October 1556 in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury [App., No. 1] In it he mentions: his eldest son John, to whom he devised land bought from his brother William Cowper in Arlesey and land bought in Arlesey from Jasper Smythe; son Edmund, to whom he devised a house and land in Henlow; wife Elizabeth; son Olyver, to whom he devised a parcel in Arlesey called Rosewike and one in Henlow called Little Edwards; sons George, Richard and Robert, all aged under 20 years; and daughters Agnes and Judith, both unmarried and aged under 23 years. The testator's executors were wife Elizabeth and his brother-in-law William Papworth, and John Page, gent., his overseer (his wife's brother).[3]


He died between 2 Jul 1556, the date of his will, and 16 Oct 1556 when probate was granted.


  1. Ward, Robert Leigh, "English Ancestry of Seven Mayflower Passengers, Tilley, Sampson and Cooper." The American Genealogist. New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. NEHGS (Vol 52, Pages 205-6).
  2. "The Baronial Ancestry of Henry Sampson, Humility Cooper and Ann (Cooper) Tilley" by Robert Leigh Ward
  • Find A Grave: Memorial #55471728
  • Burial: Arlesey, St Peter Churchyard, Arlesey, Central Bedfordshire Unitary Authority, Bedfordshire, England
  • Plot: NO GRAVESTONE (Separatists)

Text: Text:

  • RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project:Our Kingdom Come ID:I74600
  • Gravesite Details The American Genealogist, vol. 52 (1976) pages 198 to 208; The Genealogist, vol.6 (1985) pages 166-186

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On 8 Feb 2018 at 07:06 GMT Andrea (Stawski) Pack wrote:

Cooper-5360 and Cooper-1315 appear to represent the same person because: Clear Duplicate

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