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Eliza (Hockey) Cooper (1808 - 1880)

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Eliza Cooper formerly Hockey
Born in Chard, Somerset, Englandmap
Wife of — married in St Catherine's Church, Montacute, Somerset, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Beaconsfield, Colony of Tasmaniamap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Jun 2013 | Last significant change: 8 May 2019
05:36: Leslie Cooper edited the Death Place for Eliza (Hockey) Cooper (1808-1880). [Thank Leslie for this | 1 thank-you received]
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Eliza was born in 1808, the daughter of John Hockey and Sarah Symes. She was baptised on the 16 October 1808 in Chard, Somerset, England.[1]

Eliza Hockey married Uriah Cooper on 6 Nov 1831 in St Catherine's Church, Montacute, Somerset.[2]

06-03-1839, Uriah Cooper, his wife Eliza Hockey, and family boarded the barque Asia in London and arrived in SA 16-07-1839. [3] The ship's doctor maintained a diary of the voyage. The diary reveals that on May 20 1839, "Cooper's wife fallen down & broke her clavicle." [4]. The Memoirs of Thomas Frost reveal details of an encounter with pirates during the voyage.[5]

She passed away in 1880, aged 69, from paralysis of the heart. [6]

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  1. "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 30 December 2014, John Hockey in entry for Eliza Hockey, ); citing Chard, Somerset, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 1,526,462
  2. register entry number 142
  6. Tasmanian death registration, Deaths in the District of George Town 1880: number 332


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