Sopers living in Hampshire, Eng


Hampshire Soper Notes, in approximate date order . 1600; 1700; 1800; '41; '51; '61; '71; '81; '91; '01; '11

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William le Soper witnessed 1251/2? lease (with Winchester Mayor, alderman & 5 others) from Roger Turold to Abbot Roger : tenament in ‘Wonegarestret’ Middle Brook St, Winchester, between Friars Minor & tennament of William le Soper : see Winchester College Muniments nr12117

William de Sopere : 'Carta Willelmi de Sopere de Wodetone', [Wotton, nr.Dorking, Hants] A declaratory deed of lands held by him of the convent 1254. f.9b. Manuscript nr 28 & 29, 'Cyrographum inter nos et Johannem de la Wyke de terris Willelmi de Sopere apud Wodetone' Grants the land to him AD 1254-f9b : Cambridge Uni.Manuscripts : GoogleBooks.com

Alwin Le Soper, ['the Soap maker'?] their man at Sleaford' : William de Kaines, son & heir of Richard gives up to the priory all claim to Alwin; receiving from them 100 shillings in presence of Eustace Archdeacon of Lewes. Transfer was made in the county court, "It is supposed it must have been remarkable skill of the artisan that so great a price was paid [perhaps 1235]"; from article in 'Morning Post' (pub.Lon) 22 Nov 1849, from newspapers.bl.uk

Roger le Sopere witnesses with Roger le Palmere, Ellis le Theyn & Adam Osmar at quitclaim by Thomas Walkelin of Minstede to William des Iffez of his right in a tenement in Minstede, Hants [nr Lyndhurst, New Forest] formerly of Peter le Prest of Minstede : doc C5486 from ‘Catalogue of Ancient Deeds: Vol6’ [no date but perhaps Edward III, previous doc dated 1291] : British History Online [William (c1390s-1459) below had New Forest links, connection?]

Peter le Sopare & William Coppe used to own a house to South of stalls on W side of English St, Winchester. Mentioned when Roger Normand transferred the stalls lease to Isabelle Bolt, 2s pa rent. 1326/7 : see Winchester College Muniments, nr17912

John Soper (occ1384) : see Winchester College Muniments, nr20213 'Pertinentia ad Alins' : [details not copied]

William Soper m.Joan, who became widow of Richard Goolde & inherited a tenement in Langley 1413. On being widowed a 2nd time, she conveyed her holding to John Ludlowe, 1482 : british-history.ac.uk : from 'History of Hampshire' pub1908 : [this fits Joan, widow of William the mayor of Southampton below]
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W Soper, lease, allowing him to build a solar above the Winkle St, inside the wall E of the Watergate, providing he left the road 13ft wide for carts & 16ff high for men-at-arms with lances : British History.com [no date, but shortly after 1414] Street entered by a narrow passage by the Watch Tower, on the sea line (the bow window of the Sun Hotel stands on its basement)
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William Soper (c1390s-1459) of Southampton Biography & Articles
William Soper, a burger, was one of four baliffs in a Southampton court case 16 Jan 1415/6, when Robert Bartholomew took a quitclaim against Edward Coudry (and 5 other) Witnesses: John Renaud mayor, Thomas Regald & Robert Danyel : ref 44M69/C/517 www.a2a
William Soper of Southampton,Sir John Popham, Edward Coudray. Commissioned to supervise the muster of Richard Spicer esq & 40 archers in his company for the safeguard of the King's corracles & ships in Southampton for a quarter of a year: with return of muster 3 Dec 1417 (5 Hen V Nov 21; Dec 3) : C 47/2/49/27-8 : source
William Soper & Robert Berde an indenture witnessing these surveyors of have received from William Monforde of Bridport, for use on the great ship 'Gracedieu', 50 ropes weighing 15,600 pounds of Tours at 12s 6d. Total £97 10s. Southampton, 13 Feb 1418/9 [6 Henry V] : A Descriptive Catalogue of Ancient Deeds : pub1900 British History
William Soper (c1390-1459) Southampton merchant & MP, who between 1420 & 1441 held the important position of Clerk of the King's Ships, organised building the Gracedieu, the largest ship built in England until the 17thC see The Gracedieu below, Parents were Robert & Clemency Soper (no details of his birth or their origins), he had no children
William Soper burgess of Southampton & wife Isabelle lease of messuage with quay, 30 Sep 1421, at end of English St next ‘le Fodyate’ from Archpriest of Holy Trinity & brothers; for 99 years at 11s yearly. William had another property on it’s N border : see Winchester College Muniments, nr17835 : Index records this date as 1378
William Soper with William Cheyne, knight, Thomas Ryngewode, John Halle, John Harryes & John Counge, received, seisin of Shirfield manor, Hants & advowson of the church, from John & sir Robert Shotesbroke & John Frank (clerk) 20 May 1427 [5 Henry VI] . Three seals : Ancient Deeds: Vol6 pub1915 : British History Online
William Soper, merchant of Southamption & Isabelle, his wife recently bought a croft called Gluberdescroft (& a small wood & a croft called Schotlond & 1a of meadow in Oxenmerssh, in the village of Bury parish Elyng). A quitclaim 14 Apr 1428 against William Gate, burgess & merchant of Southampton, sons & heirs of John Gate, burgess of the same : Witnesses: John Baret, John Pers, John Neweman, William James, John Kibbil, William of Bery & John of Yee : Dated at 'la Bury' : The property was bought by Soper from John Gate : ref JER/BAR/3/12/266 www.a2a
William Soper, burgess of Southampton. Quitclaim by from William to Peter James, burgess of Southampton 10 May 6 Henry VI (1428) : Photocopy documents from the Public Record Office: E326/B11804 : Hants RO 120M94W/B3/
William Soper, merchant of Southamption & Isabelle, his wife. A quitclaim of land, tenement & rents in Newton & Bury, parish Elyng. Against Henry Elyot, sons of John Elyot & Johanna, his wife, of Fawley, Hants : Witnesses: John Baret, John Pers, John Neweman, William James, John Kibbil, William atte Bery & John atte Yee : Dated at la Bury 10 Apr 1428 : The property was recently bought by Soper from Elyot's father : ref JER/BAR/3/12/266 www.a2a
William Soper [’Seper’] witnessed with Southampton mayor & aldermen a tennament lease at English St from Roger Ryde, burgess of S’tn & John Kent to Robert Walveyn, rector of St Lawrence 25 May 1431 Winchester College Muniments, nr17784 [see 1436]
William Soper a Winchester merchant, exported 8 [?] of grain through Southampton 1433 ; from ‘Survey of Medieval Winchester’ : [Winchester merchants were only allowed to export through Southampton in times of great shortage - but presume this was the Southampton merchant above]
Joan Soper rented a property from St John’s Hospital, 1435-6 [SE corner of Shulworth St, between 90 & 92 Felter St, Winchester with shop annex] (John Colbeau a previous tenant 1423-32) & William Soper later recorded as a former tenant.. By 1437 the 30s rent reduced to 10s & held by John Woodecok : Survey of Medieval Winchester, pub 1985 : [also mentioned; a John Smyth, soper (soap-maker) renting a High St property abt 1362] from Google Snippet
William Soper witnessed, with Southampton mayor & aldermen a tennament lease at English St from Robert Walveyn, rector of St Lawrence & John Kent, butcher, to Gabriel Corbet 16 Oct 1436 : Winchester College Muniments, nr17786 [see 1431]
William Soper leased a house adjoining the custom house by the Southampton walls & Winkle St he obtained permission (1439) to construct solars above, provided he left a highway (via regalis) 13ft. broad with a headway of at least 16 ft. to admit of the passing of carts & men-at-arms & their serving-men with lances & arms. The 'kynges custom hows' was 'by ye water gate,' & 'j gret gonne upon wheles' stood before it. from british-history.ac.uk
William Soper Anticipating his final illness by several years [died 1459] & entrusted his country estates at Eling, Dibden & Fawley to his friend : Medieval Southampton : The Port & Trading Comminity 1000-1600 : Pub 1873 : google books
William Soper & William Marys, collectors of customs, Southampton paid an annuity of 12d. a day, to Richard Clyvedon, a yeomen of the Crown for his life, granted by the king, out of the great customs of the port. 24 Oct 1443 [22 Henry VI] : Ancient Deeds: nr1161British History Online [age abt 59]
William Soper & William Marreys, collectors of customs, Southampton action for debt, defendant in HantsPeter Paule of Baldock, Herts, gent action for debt : also , defendants in Hants Patrick Faule of Baldon, Heref, gent & John Chyrche, of London, mercer; 1450 British History Online

John Soper; Memorandum of acknowledgment, 22 Feb this year [1455] Maud Talbot otherwise Smyth of Winchester ' gentilwoman ', to John Soper gentuilman & Thomas Spekyngton citizen & tailor of London, Their executors & assigns. Gift all her goods & chattels in Winchester & elsewhere within the realm 15 Feb, 33 Henry VI … snippet from Calendar of the Close Rolls pub.1939 Google Books

John Soper [listed 3rd] & Jn Stokes, clerk, Jn Snyfmore, clerk, Jn Rede, Jn Rippe, clerk & Frank (Francus) Cote, chaplain, querents, & Jn Wadham esq the elder & wife Elizabeth, deforciants [deforciant=seller]; Manor of Benstede Popham, Hants & 23 messuages, 2 mills, 14 gardens, 300 acres land, 100a meadow, 100a pasture, 60a wood; £9 9p rent & rent of £1 from Benstede Popham & Aulton; 18 Nov 1470www.medievalgenealogy

Robert Iderygge alias Soper & wife Agnes 7 Oct 1485, to Nicholas Byggis alias Pyldrym & wife Agnes, John Pyldrym, which Agnes with William Fulford, deceased had of John Arnold gent..... snippets from : from Winchester College Muniments: Estates Google Books snippet

Richard Soper attacked Stepen Knight, in 1516. He used an 'armisardium' & drew blood. The weapon was probably some kind of ,dart or javelin. From 'The Manor of Manydowne', by Hants Record Society, pub 1895 ; p105 [There was a Richard, eldest son of John Soper of Hannington, who wrote his will in 1538 (below). Richard had several children by then, so could have been in his 20's in 1516 - however 1/3rd of all men seemed to be called Richard] also [In 1575, Knight & Soper were 2 of the 7 surnames renting land in Oakley]

Elyot tree John Soper & John Huet [listed 1st]were in 1520 heirs to lands in Wilts, Hants & Dorset. Both sons of Alice Lyddford who was dau of Katheryn Elyot & Mr Lyndford. Katheryn dau of Michell Elyot; snippet From The Pedigree Register (vol.1 p312, pub.Lon 1907-10) deduced from will of Sir Richard Elyot, a Justice, 1520 will proved 1522 bur.Salisbury, Wilts, Katheryn's brother was Richards father: source 1906 Pedigree Register p.283 [Sir Richard 1st m brought land in Aldermaston, Berks & 2nd Stratfield Saye House, Hants wiki] : [his will gives no more Soper detail; A sketch of the Eliot family p.8 source source]

John Soper, of Kingsclere, farming 100's of sheep. A will, 4 Apr 1538, apparently the date of his 2nd marriage, to Margaret. (1st wife, Annys bur.Hannington Church). Three sons, Richard gets estate, Thomas & Simon get animals, (Richard had children). Botham Bygges gets 30 sheep, Thomas, Richard & John Bygges get 2 each. All his 'goodchildren' a lamb. Children of Robert Wareham 'of Hybworght' a lamb. Churches of Ash, Hannington, Okley & Dene gifted. His birth church was St Margaret [where is this?]. The parish church was Kingsclere. (Richard Ayliff, of Skyers, Ramsdell, witnessed the will) : John Soper's will summary : Hants RO ref 1538B/092

Margaret Soper of Lockerley [7m NW Southampton] : Will 1541 : Hants RO ref 1541U/63

John Soper, Dummer. A list of bequests to the parish is at the back of register of Baptisms, Marriages & Burials 1541-1741 : John Millingate, Alice Madgwick, William Mynchin, John Barfoot, John Soper, Raphe Benland (?) & others : Dummer Parish Records microfiche copy of 65M72/PR1 : Hants RO : [possibly the John Soper, gent Dummer (1645-1687), his mother was a Millingate] : [John Milligate testator, Dummer, Hants in Knight v Soper 1683 & Skeat v Soper 1711 : William Perman testator, Soper v Skeate Sherborne St John, Hants, 1689]

William Soper of Hannington. Photocopy & transcript of his will dated 1558 ref TOP146/3/1 http://calm.hants.gov.uk : part "to John Soper my elder son 40 sheep & 20s. To John Soper my yonger son 40 sheep, 1 horse & residue of my goods" source
: William Soper of Freemantle Fm, Hannington; will, & Inventory Sep 1558; Hants RO ref 1558B/224 Summary; Farm had hall, with 3 tables & wall hangings, William's room downstairs, with bed & 2 other rooms with beds (upstairs?). Also a kitchen, larder, servants chamber (16 beds), cellar & large barn; Stock 380 sheep, 78 geese/duck/poultry, 34 pigs, 27 cows/oxen & 9 horses; Its barn held wheat, barley, oats, peas & beans; Brewing, cheesemaking , carpentry & grain winnowing equipment; Value £109; Witnesses John Lamesold [perhaps the scribe?], John Knight of Oakley [1 mile S] & Thomas Warren of Ibworth.

Elizabeth Soper (dau/co-heir of Nicholas Soper of Southmondam [, Sx ]) m.Thomas Uvedale of Hameldon, Hants (d.1558-9) son of Sir William Uvedale of Wickham [bet.Portsmouth & S'ton, Hants]; their son Anthony Uvedale of H'tn m.Ursula Norton (dau of John) : [assume re a post 1558 will?] source [see Sussex notes]

William Soper held at North Oakley [N.Oakley?]; 60 acres 'in the fields', 60 acres pasture grounds, 4 acres woodland, 4 acres meadows : From a Royal tax survey of N.Hants, Apr 1575 : source (William Hellyer held the farm, John Knight, William Smith, Thomas Wareham, Richard Ailiffe, John Butler (The farm? of 'Stonye Hall' mentioned, but not who farmed it; with 30a arable, 14 pasture & 2 wood) [1a=a days ploughing] : The open fields may have been a pair of fields, one furlong wide, William ploughed thirty, 1 acre strips in one field, all land holders growing the same crop. Livestock grazed common downland, then folded overnight on the second fallow field. William would have been allocated strips seasonally, so sharing good & bad land. William's errable pasture was enclosed & under his total control, grazing part, then releasing fertility with crops. His meadow land was probably a 'dole' in the common hay meadow, a well watered field used for haymaking, before stock were released on it. Kingsclere's former hay meadow still exists [from Peter Woodman, a local agricultural researcher] : (Interestingly Richard Soper, 230 years & 5 or 6 generations later, also appears to farm these 2 hamets; his main farm in N.Oakley & living at Hannington]
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- William Soper, paid 2 bushels 'for his farm grounds' at Hannington [could this indicating his farm house was elswhere? ie the William above with the large farm at Oakley?] (4 others Thomas Drewett 5bb for farm & parsonage, Margery Dicker & Thomas Wareham 'for their holdings' 2 ea & Richard Drewett for his farm 1b) 'The family of Soper has always been resident here from Elizabethan days & earlier, to the present time)

William Soper 2 bushels for his holding at Whitchurch (9 farmers pay 2b, 2 pay 8b, & 1 paid 1b)
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- William Soper has 4 yard land at Charlecott [Charlecot Fm, Whitchurch? see
1738] (4a wood 4a meadow, 1a pasture) & is charged 2 bushells wheat (2 at Charlecott there Roger Rutter 2b & William Wadlow 2b) ['William Soper (Charlcott)', also on list of 33 Whitchurch landowners - ½m apart, so assume the William above] : 'N.Hants land was mostly for corn (& hogs in the woods), lack of transport meant grain was only for local consumption'; From a Royal tax survey of N.Hants, 1575 : source

John Soper 15d for his holding at Laurence Wootton (4 of the 20 names there paid more inc Thomas Ayliffe 12d, William Ayliffe 6d). Also 1 of 3 Wootton holders who also paid a hen : [John listed last - so speculate not in centre of parish?]

William Soper (1520-?) of Charlcott, [½m S of Whitchurch] husbandman (70) was a witness in a Chancery court case about land around Whitchurch, about 1590 ref 44M69/F2/14/31 Hants RO [the only witness examined on behalf of both parties, speculate his age allowed him to discuss historical land customs]

John Soper of North Stoneham : Will & inventory 1593 : Hants RO ref 1593A/116

Waterman v Soper. Lord Holt ruled in Lent Assizes, Winchester 1597-98. If 'A' plants a tree on the edge of B's land, the overhanging branches are A's, but if the roots are shared they are tenants in common of the tree Ld Raym 737: Also mentioned as I697-98 : google books

Ann Soper m.Thomas Gren, 15 Jul 1604, Odiham Parish of Baughurst marriages

Ann Soper of North Stoneham : Inventory 1605 : Hants RO ref 1605AD/71

William Soper involved in a law suit concerning gold & silver treasure found at Hannington Church 5 Oct 1609. A local inquisitiom followed Richard Ayliff v Rowland Drewett, Sybil his wife, Richard Wyeth, sr & jr & Henry Burnell 1610 (coins found under rectors seat) [assume the William Soper of Freemantle, Hannington m Ann Ayliffe 1578]

Richard Soper, tenant of Freemantle Farm 1614. a messuage, orchard, 200 acres land, 5a meadow, 100a pasture & 100a woods in Hannington, North Oakley & Kingsclere. The farm had by Charles I reign passed, probably by sale, into the hands of Richard Ayliff. He left this when he died, 1614; source; History of Hampshire; Vol 4, pub1911
: Richard was tenant of Freemantle Park 1614, soon after, the mansion was converted to a farmhouse. The park sequestered in civil war (1642–51) source p.2 : [see 1637] : [assume the Richard Soper (c1600-1655), eldest son of William]

John Soper of East Oakley, yeoman & William Haskarde the elder of West Sherborne, yeoman were involved in a letter of attorney, with William Wither of Manydowne, Esq. 7 Nov 1618; about Woodgarston Manor, Wootton St. Lawrence, Hants 21M58/T102 : a2a

Richard Soper & John Savage. Their accounts as [tax?] collectors for Kingsclere division 1626-1627 : ref 44M69/G4/1/75 Jervoise family of Herriard's records : Hants RO
Richard Soaper, receipt of loan money from Soaper, collector for Kingsclere division 31 Jan 1627 : Taxation records, Jervoise family of Herriard; 44M69/G4/1/64; Hants RO

Robert Soper elected as Master of the Grammar School "our new free school of Newport", Isle of Wight. 7 Oct 1631. A Mr Wiltshire had 'keepeth violent possession of the said school' : Isle of Wight Record Office : a2a
- Robert Sopher, M.A. was master of Hillier Grammar School, 1632 [possibly until 1636] : Isle of Wight Record Office: From a 1905 letter in the Oglander Collection listing headmasters of Hillier Grammar School : ref OG/CC/2187C : a2a
- Messers Elgar & Soper taught a Francis Mundeford who went to Cambridge University age 16, 3 Dec 1635. The school was in Newport, Isle of Wight (where Francis was born) : archive.org p.192
- Soper taught Francis Munderford at Newport Isle of "Wight when admitted to Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge: age 16 (b.IofW): google books

Mary Soper (?-1688) (Maria/Marie), dau of Richard Soper of East Oakley, m.Sampson White (1606-1684), 10 Aug 1635, Wootton St Lawrence & moved to husband's county of Oxford. Perhaps they met through Sampson’s brother Richard White, vicar of Basingstoke who m.dau of vicar of W.St.L source. Sampson became Mayor of Oxford 1660 & knighted by Charles II, so she was Dame Mary White, see Oxford notes : source [Presume the Maria Soper b.9 June 1616, Wooton St.L, father Richard, perhaps the Richard (?-1655) yeoman of N.Oakley, who m.Ann D'Orley]
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Sir Samson White died at his house opposite University College age 78 buried St Mary the Virgin, she erected memorial, ‘50 years of marriage, had 7 sons & 4 dau' : "the Lady White", bur.All Saints 9 Sept 1688 & will 17 Sept. source Samson an active Royalist. His son Henry continued his father’s drapery business, also becoming Mayor, 1691

William Soper of Hannington : Inventory 1636 : Hants RO ref 1636AD/094

Richard Soper of Freemantle, yeoman, mentioned in 8 documents giving abstract of title of lands in Polhampton called Soper's, He is nr1) nr2) is Richard Morrell gent of Polehampton, 8 documents from 1637 to 1864, inc wills of John Brown of Polhampton, yeoman 1785 & registers of John Twitchen (1779-19) & Sarah Twitchen 1811 : Overton Documents, Hants Record Office : 5M52/T124 www.a2a & : a2a [assume the Richard Soper (c1600-1655), eldest son of William Soper who died the year earlier]

John Soper yeoman of East Oakley, Wotton St Lawrence : Will & Inventory 1637 : Hants RO ref 1637A/107

Henry Soper yeoman of Monk Sherborne : Will & Inventory 1637 [2m NE Basingstoke] : Hants RO ref 1637B/42

William Soper (Soapper) of Charlcott, Whitchurch, yeoman of Monk Sherborne [2m NE Basingstoke]: Will & Inventory 1647 : Hants RO ref 1647P/4 : [Charlecot Fm, Whitchurch? see 1738]

Anne Soper, widow, holds a Messuage & 2 yard-lands [yard land=abt 30 acres] with thapputtenannce in East Oakley, containing by estimate 51a, during her widdowhood, according to the Customs of the Manor, under the reserved yeerely rent of 15s., But is worth upon improvement over & above the said Rent £15 5s p.a., [it is marked Herr 1 which I take to mean that her lease is on the 1st life of 3] ------- Richard Shipton by Coppie date 22 Sept [1838] 14 Car., reversioner for his life in the premisses after the said Woddowes Estate. The said life & Widdowes Estate both in being" : from 1650 survey of The Manor of Manydowne : from 'The Manor of Manydowne' by The Hants Record Society; p190 ; pub 1895 : [perhaps Ann D'Oyley? husband Richard Soper of N.Oakley, Kingsclere d.1655, her will 1658]

Book on Hampshire Government 1649-89 : google books

Anne Soper, Hugh Hacke, Richard Dicker, Thomas Deane, Mathew Potter, & others, to refrain from cutting timber in the Manor of Manydown, [by Wootton St Lawrence] under penalty of £1000. Case at Westminster, 2 July 1650 - Warrant from the Guardians of England - ref. 21M58/M11 : Hants Record Office : a2a

William Soper & John Wateridge, 1652. A fine [an ownership judgement] occurs between them for an Axford messuage & 150 acres, also pasture, meadow & woodland. [Feet of F. Hants, Mich. 1652.] Presume Soper bought it from Waterbridge as in 1757, an Axford messuage & 150a stated when William Soper yeoman & his heirs received resettlement [conveyance of title] of his lands [Com. Pleas Recov. R. rot. 695, No. 45] : (William Fauconer of Laverstock, Wilts, sold to Philip Wateridge of Axford, 1578, Axford Farm & lands in Nutley, £400) [see 1741] from british-history.ac.uk

Richard Soper of Hannington, m.Ann D'Oyley. Following his death in 1655 there was a spate of Hampshire litigation between 1655 & 1715 (4 generations) : from source. Grandsons married Russell (abt 1703) & Venables (abt1672) : grgrgrdau m.Guidott (abt 1739)
Knight v Soper: 1655 : C 5/426/36 [Connection? an Anne Millingate m. William Knight 9 May 1655]
Knight v Doyley, Soper & Hunt: Hants, 1658 : C 10/54/118
Doyley v Soper, 1659 : C 9/49/47
Keckwith v Dowse, Soper & Hunt: Hants, 1659 : C 10/54/116
D'Oyley v Coates, D'Oyley, Soper, Hunt, Hide; Bucks, 1672 : C 10/168/31
Knight v Soper: 1682 : C 5/512/61
Knight v Soper: 1682 : C 5/512/62 & C 22/263/27 : Testator John Milligate [see 1711]
Soper v Knight: 1683 : C 5/558/39 & C 22/388/20
Hunt v Soper: 1683 : C 5/366/33
Venables v Soper: 1683 : C 5/570/48
Soper v Skeate: 1689 : C 5/372/9
Soper v Drewett: 1690 : C 5/65/36 (William Soper, Judith & Rowland Drewett : involved Richard Soper, about estate)
Soper v Drewett: 1691 : C 5/73/41
Hayes v Soper: 1700 : C 5/282/45
Soper v Hayes: 1700 : C 5/269/22
Widmore v Soper: 1701 : C 5/638/9
Soper v Guidott: 1707 : C 5/342/76 & C 22/537/3
Soper v Thorpe: 1707 : C 5/631/101
Soper v Thorpe: 1709 : C 5/342/77
Soper v Thorpe: 1710 : C 5/342/83
Skeat v Soper: 1711 : C 5/268/4 : Testator John Milligate [see 1682]
Soper v Skeate: 1711 : C 5/358/28 & v Skeet C 22/524/29
Parsons v Soper, >1714 (Geo: 1st & 2nd) : C 11/290/21
Soper v Soper alias Russell, 1714 : C 11/4/15 : [alias often used to keep the old family's land copyhold, the alias might be used for grenerations]
Soper alias Russell v Skeate, 1718 : C 11/24/4 [see Margary Soper nee Skeat case 1715]

Richard Soper, yeoman of Kingscleer, his will proved 22 Jan 1656 : nationalarchives ref PROB 11/252 His will 15 Aug 1655, yeoman of North Oakley, Kingsclere. To Anne his wife & executor; Bills, bonds & household stuff : After Anne’s death, houses & land in N.Oakley to son William (& wife Amy). £50 to each younger sons John, Robert, Richard. Overseers Thomas Webb, Minister of Hannington & Rowland Drewett Esq,-+9 will proved 22 Jan 1655 [presume 1655/6?]

William Soper married Jane Figges in the area of Bullington & Tufton (also) Parish of Whitchurch : 1 Jun 1657 lost link

Anne Soper of Hannington, Kingsclere, widow [of Richard (?-1655)], will proven 8 Oct 1658 ref 11/282 : Asked to be buried by husband in Hannington church : 20s to church & 10s to Hannington poor : £5 or small gifts to 6 grandchildren & 2 sons. All else split between other 2 (middle sons) : nationalarchives PROB 11/282 [doc available online] : full will here

William & wife Amy Soper, were the defendants in 'Doiley v Soper' 1659, Dummer, Nutley & Basing, Hants, : Plaintiffs, Henry Doiley & wife Mary Doiley : british-history.ac.uk refC 6/25/40 [William married Amy 1644, his mother, Ann D'Oyley d.1658] : [perhaps connected to Robert Doyley v Elizabeth Doyley, Bucks, 1658,a case 'about money']

William & wife Amy Soper of Dummer, given permission by Bishop of Winchester to eat flesh & milk over 40 days of lent 1661, as fish would be detremental to health: in return for 6s 8d to the church. At certain times they were grievously afflicted with disease : transcribed in 'Hampshire Advertiser', 15 Mar 1845

William Soper, baliff, Alverstoke, 'Includes Gosport: Timothy Hawkins, bailiff' : Account roll 1663-4 : Church Commissioners, Compotus Rolls, Alverstoke : Ref 11M59/B2/3/11 [Compotus rolls are manorial accounts, made up for the year ending at Michaelmas] Hants RO

John Soper of Britford signed his hand-written rents & accounts return [blotted script with bad nib] 19 Jan 1664 to Capt T Jervais. ‘I have sent you £40 14s ....’ : Landlord's summary on the outside of the note says ‘John Soaper’ : Hants Record Office ref44M09/F5/3/12

William Soper of Dummer, gent bought messuages & land in Stoke, in the parish of Hurstbourne Priors 18 Mar 1664 from Lord Anthony Ashley Thoms Earl of Southampton, Sir James Budgeman & Sir Henry Vernon. (some of the abutments [bordering properties] inc Deans Mead & lanes to Andover & Easton Pk) ref 14M76/E/T5 & release of title to Soper from Henry Wallop of Farley Wallop, esq, same date ref 14M76/E/T7 : Hants RO : another property document that day mentions Soper, 14M76/E/T6 [presume William (c1624-aft1677) m.Amy Millingate 1644]

William Soper of Tidgrove Warren, Kingsclere, a warriner, [a rabbit keeper] mentioned in the transfer of the leasehold of Quidhampton Warren als. [alias?] Frost Hill Warren, in parish of Overton, from Joseph to his brother, James Widmore, both gents of Westminster [presumably William once held the lease]: ref:5M52/T140 - from a record batch between 1665-1778 : Hants Record Office : a2a [see 1806 & 1786]

Richard Soper had 9 hearths at North Oakley [the largest house there], The Hearth Tax Assessment of 1665 : source
'Hearth tax' was introduced by Parliament 1662, to pay for the Monarchy. Initialy only larger houses were taxed at 2 shillings, per fireplace, per year. It was repealed 1689. The even less popular 'window tax' started 1696

1665 'Great Plaque of London' spread to the provences. In summer 1666 2/3rds of the 67 deaths in Basingstoke, Hants were 'black death'.

Robert Soaper, late occupied a third part of Totford [south of the Candover villages], parish of Northington, when it was conveyed by Susan Tichborne of Stoke Charity, to John Henley of Crawley, July 1670 : History of Hampshire, pub 1908 [see 1676 will below]

Richard Soper of North Oakley, Kingsclere : Will & inventory 1675, husband of Judith,Hants RO 1675A/094

Soper's Lane leads off High St Christchurch to the Sea ¼ mile from Christchurch towards Ringwood : Ogilby map 1675 source

Robert Soper of Totford, Northington : Will & inventory 1676 : Hants RO ref 1675A/094 [see 1670 conveyance above]

John Soper (1645–88) m.Elizabeth Venables (1658-96) (b.Ropley) 24 Dec 1677 All Saints, Bighton, Hants; b.1645 Dummer to William & Amy Millingate who m.1644
- Amy Soper b.20 Oct 1678 , Dummer; bpt.7 Nov St Mary, Kingsclere; m.Thomas Terry 24 Feb 1700 All Saints; d.16 Jun 1712 Dummer; bur.18 Jun All Saints
- John Soper b.1680; m.Patience Jackson m.
1703 Stoke Charity, Hants; d.1729 Preston Candover
: ?a John Soper, Dummer [possibly this John?] At the back of register of Bapt, M & Burials 1541-1741, is a list of bequests to the parish from John Millingate, Alice Madgwick, William Mynchin, John Barfoot, John Soper, Raphe Benland (?) and others
: 1687 ?a John Soper, gent & John Mathew, esq. 'Exemplification of a recovery' [guessed meaning, an officially certified copy of a document returning a lease] of 1 messuage, 3 gardens, (?)70 acres land, 8a meadow, 15a pasture & common of pasture in Stratfield Turgis 1687. Vouchees*: William Pitt, gent & John Wheeler www.a2a 25M55/159 [*people called to court to defend a title] [Stratfield is 7m NE from Dummer]
: 1688 ?a John Soper refused to take Joan Matthew, who was previously bound to him under a pauper's apprenticeship indenture bond c1685/98 : Kingsclere 19M76/PO8/51 Hants RO
: 1688 John d.19 Jul 1688 Dummer, Hants; bur.20 Jul All Saints, Dummer 'under alter'; Will dated 22 Jul 1665, pr PCC 1688. Admon. PCC 1688 & 1702
: 1689 ? Probate, John Soper of Kingsclere, gent : 29 Jan 1689 : PROB 4/4716 : PRO Kew
: 1703 ? Elizabeth died; of Ropley (4m SE Dummer)
: (1829 Soper's Farm, Dummer ; outbuildings, 154a in parishes of Dummer, Nutley & Basing. Rectory, 81a glebeland, & Dummer Grange Farm, 415a in Dummer & Nutley inc 53a woods; auctioned 1829) : [seems the 154a inherited by Thomas Terry (-c1723) who m.John's dau Amy (1678-1712). Perhaps the Grange went to John's brother Richard? John's gr-dau Patience Soper (1704-48) a Dummer heiress, but left no Soper heirs]

John Soper m.Elizabeth Blake at St Stephen's Church, Sparsholt [3m NW Winchester] Nov 1678, both of Sparsholt [a Mary Soper m.1717 there]
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Mary Soper bapt 23 Oct 1679 to John & Elizabeth, St Stephen's Church, Sparsholt, Church Register [John b.1682] : [a John/Elizabeth m.1678]

Robert Soper husbandman (St Andrew, Chichester) & W P William Hackett, husbandman surities for m.May ##80 [1680?], of William Palmer of Westborne, husbandman & Thomasine Hall of the same widow : Calendar of Sussex Marriage Licenses 1582-1730; pub.1911 Google Books snippet
John Soper bapt 19 Mar 1682 to John & Elizabeth, St Stephen's Church, sholt, Church Register [Mary b.1679] : [a John/Elizabeth m.1678]

Knight v Soper 1683 & Skeat v Soper 1711 testator John Milligate, Dummer, Hants : William Perman testator, Soper v Skeate Sherborne St John, Hants, 1689 : englishorigins.com

Farmer Soper's goods were to be sold to pay outstanding rent to Thomas Jervoise of Herriard. He asked John Browne to visit the farm, see son Thomas Soper & brand-mark goods. Jervoise owned all beasts, grain, hay, household goods & farm equipment. [presume farmer was John Soper & the farrm in Brtiford, Wilts] : Hants RO : see scan & Britford Soper notes

John Soper refused to take Joan Matthew, who was previously bound to him under a pauper's apprenticeship indenture bond c1685/98 : ref 19M76/PO8/51 & 2 Hants RO Kingsclere Parish Council Overseers[ see 1687 below; a John Soper & John Matthew, lease ]

Soper is one of about 50 surnames in a batch of 42 deeds (1686-1885) including Tidcombe, Fosbury, Wilts, Shalbourne, Newnham & Basing, Hants : Wilts Record Office www.a2a

William Soper a husbandman of Whitchurch : Will & inventory 1686 : Hants RO ref 1686P/21 : [perhaps wife Jane died 1693 below?]

William Soper, yeoman of Titchfield [N of Gosport] : Will & inventory 1686 : Hants RO ref 1686A/078 : [perhaps wife Joan? died 1688 below?]

John Soper, gent & John Mathew, esq. Exemplification of a recovery [?officially certified copy of a lease repossession?] of 1 messuage, 3 gardens, (?)70 acres land, 8a meadow, 15a pasture & common of pasture in Stratfield Turgis 1687. Vouchees: William Pitt, gent & John Wheeler www.a2a HRO 25M55/159 [ vouchees = people called to court to defend a title ] : [ see 1685-98 above; a Joan Matthew was John Soper's apprentice ] : [this is the death date of a John Soper of Dummer's (7m SW)]

Joan Soper, widow of Little Funtley, Titchfield : Will & inventory 1688 : Hants RO ref 1686A/078 : [perhaps widow of William 1686 above?]

Mr ? Soper m.Hannah Harris 21 May 1688 : Sherfield Upon Loddon, marriage list

Richard Soper testaor, North Oakley, Hants in Soper v Drewett 1690 also Soper v Skeate 1689, William Perman, testator, Sherborne St. John, Hants : englishorigins.com C5/372/9C5/65/36


Soper / Drewett / Widmore Estate Case ;

William Soper, a plaintif in 'Soper v Drewett', 1690 : subject 'Estate' : Case about an estate. Plaintiffs, William Soper, Defendants Judith & Rowland Drewett : 'Others', Richard Soper : british-history.ac.uk ref C 6/381/21 : also Soper v Drewett: 1691 : C 5/73/41 & C 5/65/36 : nationalarchives.gov.uk

Jane Soper, widow of Charlcott, Whitchurch : Will & inventory 1693 : Hants RO ref 1686A/078 : [perhaps widow of William 1686 above?] : [Charlecot Fm, Whitchurch? see 1738]

Elizabeth Bloxsome (ne Soper), plaintive in 'Bloxsome v Drewett' 1695-6 about North Oakley, Hants : a bill of revivor [revives a bill after death of a party - assume William Soper?] concerning the plaintiff Elizabeth's legacy from her late father's will : Plaintiffs, Henry Bloxsome & wife Elizabeth Bloxsome : Defendants, Judeth Drewett (widow)& Rowland Drewett, John Soper, Richard Widmore (gent) & wife Elizabeth Widmore : with 'Others', Richard Soper (testator) [he made the will] & Rowland Drewett : refC 6/381/21 british-history.ac.uk [Elizabeth Soper married Richard Widmore, 1689]
Robert Soper, involved in 'Bloxham v Skeate' 1697-8 North Oakley, Hants: settlement of the estate & personal effects of the testator & the intestate : Plaintiffs, Henry Bloxsome & wife Elizabeth Bloxsome (ne Soper): Defendants, Thomas Skeate (creditor), Judeth Drewitt (widow) : 'Others', Rowland Drewett (intestate) [died without a will], senior & Richard Soper (testator) [made the will] : british-history.ac.uk ref C 6/371/65
[see Margary Soper nee Skeat case 1715] : 3 Other 'Equity Pleadings' : Christopher Widmore & wife Alice in Widmore & Jervais, Hants : Richard Widmore & William Houghton 1689 : Dicker v Webb 1693, John Dicker sold land to Ambose Webb who sold it to Richard Widman

Joan Soper, dau of Olive Venables of Ropley deceased. Ecclesiastical court proceedings re a case relating to Joan's guardian Richard Widmore, 18 Mar 1697/98 : ref 202M85/5/7/9 Hants RO : [an Elizabeth Soper m.Richard Widmore, 24 Sep 1689, Wield (igi) (1m SE Preston Candover)] : [a Richard Widmore of Kingsclere, will, 1697, a tanner -- & a 1693 Sacrament Certificate (took communion) 1693 Hannington] : [Soper v Hayes testator, William Venables 1700]


John Sopp of a cottage & croft in Brockhampton to the use of his will ; Bedhampton manor court, 15 Apr 1691 : Hants Record Office. ref 46M72/T96 www.a2a

Philip Soper of Farleigh Wallop [2m E Dummer] : Court paper relating to his probate 1694 : Hants RO ref 1694AD/199 : [a Mary, dau of the late Phillip Soper 1714]

Amy Soper m.John Christmas 20 Apr 1694 : Wheatley Farm, owned by John Christmas of Oakhanger, yeoman, conveyed, [same date] to Nathaniel Hyde of Herriard, gent & Thomas Durley of Alresford, grocer, possibly trustees of m.settlement of John & Amy. There's a gap to 1794 when Thomas Wheeler purchased it : Hants RO 3M51/243 : [Wheatley Fm, Kingsley; 5m E Alton& Oakhanger, 4m SE of Alton] : [The Christmas family at Binstead before & after 1694 source]

a Robert Soaper, corresponded with Thomas Jervoise III on Britford estate [Wilts] matters 1695 : Hants RO a John Soper 'John Porter alias Soper' mentioned as owning land bordering land at Chute Forest, leased in 1696/98 : ref 46M84/C2/67 : Hants RO [an alias was often to keep the old family's land copyhold after a stepfather arrived, so it might continue for generations] : see Britford Sopers : [long connection? a Charles Porter [Charles Soper] imprisoned 1836]

Robert Soaper of Britford, yeoman, leased 10 acres of downland in Britford [Wilts] for 5 years : 10 Mar 1696 : Hants Record Office : Ref 44M69/E2/196 source
Robert Soaper, 16 Mar 1696 leased Upend Farm, Britford, [Wilts] with 19 acres (fields listed) & sheep pasture. (a declaration by Thomas Jervoise) : previous occupier John Eaton of Britford, yeoman & from 1797, The Goodwin family : Papers of Jervoise family of Herriard : Hants Record Office: ref 44M69/E2/189
www.a2a) : [see 1695]
Abagail Soper m.William Smith 29 Sep 1698, Dummer, Hants [also reported as Oct 29 1698] (igi)

Soper v. Hayes testator, William Venables 1700 englishorigins.com C5/372/9C5/65/36

Henry Soper of Denmead, Hambledon [10m N Portsmouth] husband of Mary : Probate document relating to Henry 1700 : Hants RO ref 1700AD/55

Mr Soper of North Oakley, Kingsclere hired James Ward, for 4 years, after his apprentiship as a cordwainer (from John Stair of Silchester). Ward had a Kingscleer Poor Law Commisioners, Settlement examination in 1756, he would have been at least 60 by then, so Soper would have employed him around 1700. Ref 19M76/PO4/33 Hants RO

Robert Soper abt taking Twikers Farm. Headed Horn/Hound Master; To Thomas Jamays esq at Heriot MP for Basingstoke, 7 Sep 1700, summary on outside of letter 'from Thomas Brown about ye Cock Robs Soaper & money'. Correspondant re Wilts estate; ref 44/M69/F6/4/2 hants Record Office. abt 20 letters to run Jamais estate. One of them involved Soper.

Amy Soper, widow of the Grange, Dummer : Will & inventory 1701 : Hants RO ref 1701A/093 on microfische : [married William Soper 1644]

John Soper m.Patience Jackson 24 Aug 1703 St.Michael, Stoke Charity, Hants; John b.1680 to John & Elizabeth Venables m.1677
- Patience Soper bpt.6 Jul 1704 All Saints, Hannington m.William Guidott 30 Nov 1739 Holy Trinity, Knightsbridge, Lon; bur.17 Jan 1749 St Mary the Virgin, Preston Candover
- Elizabeth Soper bpt.9 Jul 1706 All Saints, Hannington; d.10 Feb 1733 Preston Candover; bur.16 Feb
- Frances Soper bpt.18 Apr 1710 St Mary, Kingsclere; m.George Garnier 16 Aug 1736 Lambeth Chapel, Lon; d.Oct 1739 Wickham, Hants; bur.1 Nov St Nicholas, Wickham
: 1703 Inherited a messuage & lands in Old Alresford, through Elizabeth, heir of her parents, possibly sold part in 1714) see mother Elizabeth's notes
: The Grange, Dummer came viaJohn Millingate, yeoman, d.1626
: 1703 John Soper of Dummer 1 Nov 1703, gent. Signed : Winchester College Muniments, nr28567 : [details not scanned, see 1710 - check date]
: 1704 Johnrecords his name as Johis at Patience's baptism ( latin = posh! )
: 1707 Court Case: John Soper v William Guidott and others 1707-10. Pleadings PRO CL C33/310 fol 264; C33/312 fol 474 & 516; C33/314 fol 161. Reports PRO CL C10/307/79 &81
: 1709 John Soperof North Oakley, Hants, mortgage of Moggs Farm from JS to Francis Pryor of Kingsclere. 26 May 1709 & 23 June 1710 : Reading University : Wellington/A 286
: 1709 John Soper esq lead 9 names + others possessed of freehold & leasehold land in Parish of& Ropley & Bishop Sutton Hants [1m W], value £500pa; have rights over Ropley Common [5m S Preson Candover] appealed against the ebill to enclose Ropley Common & improve the old deer park of Farnham, Surrey [Farnham Park 15m NE] to be heard 24 Mar 1709; & 21 Feb 1710 Rev.John London, vicar of Ropley, & others petitioned they had great expence fencing shares allotted them & repealing the act would be the ruin them; (re John Soper's (& others) petition that the division was unjust) refered to committee Journals of House of Commons; & Endorsed; Case of tenants against enclosing common source; & act 1710 in National Archives
: 1720 John of Ollerton when he leased land next to his messuage in Preston Candover to Thomas Oades in 1720 : so John Soper of Dummer, of Ollerton, of Preston Candover & of North Oakley
: 1725 John esq, at Preston Candover, subscribed to a religious book, 'An Exposition on the Thirty Nine Articles' [so C of E/Protestant wiki]
: 1729 John will 10 Oct 1729; proved 7 Nov 1729. HCRO 44M69/T50. MSS (& admins. to Patricia his wife 24 Dec 1731) Assessment of landholdings for poor rate made by Barnes & Walmsley, 2 July 1823. Muniments of Preston House; also mentioned in the will papers for lands in Ashe called Kingesdowne & 1. John Soper of North Oakley, Kingsclere, gent : 2. William Soper of North Oakley, Kingsclere, gent : 3. Richard Soper of Freemantell, Hannington, yeoman [presumablythe estate had run through these deceased relatives]
: 1729 John d.15 Oct 1729 Preston Candover
: John Soper of Dummer 1 Nov 1703, gent. Signed : Winchester College Muniments, nr28567 : [details not scanned, see 1710 - check date] : [see above]

John Soper & William Mayhew, 'reeves; ... Hurst, farmer' 1706-7 : Church Commissioners Manorial accounts, Compotus rolls, Bishops Sutton : Ref 83M76/PI4/64 Hants RO : [Compotus rolls are annual account rolls Reeves of the Manor, made up for the year ending at Michaelmas. A reeve is a minor officer of the parish]

Mary Soaper widow m.William Wilson 25+ both of Alverstoke, mariner, at Alverstoke 22 Dec 1708 Aff : Hants Allegations for Marriage Licences GoogleBooks.com

William Soper of Hursborne Pryors 26 May 1709 : Assignment of mortgage: Kingscleer Parish, Hants, between 1.Richard Beck, 2.John White & 3.William Soper : Hants records at Wilts Record Office : ref 212A/38/78/3 www.a2a : [?a John Soperof North Oakley, Hants, mortgage of Moggs Farm same date above]

John Soaper? m.Anne Reinolds both of Whitchurch, at W or Freefolk 27 Oct 1709 : Hants Allegations for Marriage Licences GoogleBooks.com

Humphrey Soper, of 'HMS Cornwall' (ship), Hampshire : probate administration 27 Apr 1709 : On micrifiche at HRO ref 1709AD/121 : 3 lines/18 words in latin : "[comiss just?] Robto Burg of Southampton [freditori porinh?] xd sub xxv?"

John Soper of North Oakley, Hants, mortgage of Moggs Farm from JS to Francis Pryor of Kingsclere. 26 May 1709 & 23 June 1710 : Reading University : Wellington/A 286 www.a2a [Moggs Farm, see Patience 1739 below]
: Moggs Farm, Stratfield Turgis (7m NE Basingstoke) [Daniel Neville (1639-90) to eldest son John (c1664-1713) 1690 will source : In 1639 Moggs Farm standing in corner of Turgis Green (Wheelers Farm) about here

William Soper (c1652-1710), Gent of Axford, his will 10 May 1709, parish of Nutley. Prob Ref.11/515 : transcript of will : left all possessions & property to his servant maid, Margery Wiggs, including premises & land in Sherbourne St John. Presume his gravestone in Nutley's semi derelict & churchless graveyard. It says 'William Sooper' died a year later, aged 58, 27 May 1710.
William Soper, Gentleman of Nutley. Will register 10 Jun 1710 nationalarchives prob 11/515
William Soper of Axford mentioned in deed as one of the owners or occupiers of a freehold messuage or tenement, garden & premises near Nutley Down. Papers cover 1816-1872. The Marriner family of Nutley also mentioned : ref 46M84/C2/67 Hants RO

John Soper esq lead 9 names + others possessed of freehold & leasehold land in Parish of& Ropley & Bishop Sutton Hants [1m W], value £500pa; have rights over Ropley Common [5m S Preson Candover] appealed against the ebill to enclose Ropley Common & improve the old deer park of Farnham, Surrey [Farnham Park 15m NE] to be heard 24 Mar 1709; & 21 Feb 1710 Rev.John London, vicar of Ropley, & others petitioned they had great expence fencing shares allotted them & repealing the act would be the ruin them; (re John Soper's (& others) petition that the division was unjust) refered to committee Journals of House of Commons; & Endorsed; Case of tenants against enclosing common source; & act 1710 in National Archives : [?a John (1680–1729) m.Patience Jackson 1703 his mother m.Elizabeth Venables b.Ropley]

John Soper of North Oakley, 1 Nov 1710 Signed : Winchester College Muniments, nr28568 : [details not scanned, see 1703 - check date]

Richard Soper. cited to appear 5 Apr 1712. Citation in the disciplinary cause brought by Thomas Purchell against Richard Soper of Dummer 1712. HRO ref 21M65/C10/3/51 scan of doc in untranslated latin 'certified by me Gorge Toff' : Also a citation in the cause brought by Thomas Purchell of Dummer against Richard Soper of Dummer : William Warner, Richard Pointer snr, Mary Smith & Phillis Buy cited to appear 20 Jun : Hants RO ref 21M65/C10/3/102 [a Thomas Purchell, churchwarden of St Maurice, Winchester, 1748] : [assume Richard (1653-1712) see tree]

Richard Soper, yeoman, Deceased: The Grange, Dummer, Hants. Inventory 29 Sept 1714 : Nat.Archives ref prob 32/58/57
Richard Soper, yeoman of The Grange, Dummer. Will 6 Oct 1714 National Archives, scan available online, ref prob 11/542 : [assume Richard (1653-1712) m.mary Wickham; see tree]

Mary Soper, & husband Noah Etheredge of Dummer, yeoman. Mary (the daughter & heir of Philip Soper & wife Mary, deceased) divided their property, 15 Jun 1714 : granting a barn, cow pen & about 20 acres to Richard Poynter of Dummer, yeoman : Rent 6s pa & £215 consideration. Etheredges staying, as they agreed to joint use of well & to maintain a joint hedge : ref 55M67/T80 : Hants RO : [Mary Soper m.Noah Etheredge 5 Jul 1692, Dummer] : [a Philip, probate, nr Dummer 1694 above] : see document (Mary could not write, others signed)

Margery Soper Citation in the testamentary cause brought by Margery Skeat formerly Soper against John Soper of Kinsclere: John Soper cited to appear 30 Jun 1715, HRO 21M65/C10/4/76 : also a citation in the testamentary cause brought by Margery Skeat against John Soper of North Oakley: John Soper cited to appear (? Oct) 1715 Hants RO ref 21M65/C10/4/85 : see Soper v Skeate 1689, C 5/372/9, Bloxham v Skeate 1697, Soper v Skeate 1711, C 5/358/28 & Soper alias Russell v Skeate, 1718 C 11/24/4 : [m.not visable; Only Skeat / Soper link is tenuous; In Hunton/Hutton m.reg; Peter Soper m.Mary Baker 21 Oct 1651 & next register entry; William Skeate m.Jane Bulpitt 20 Oct 1652 (Phillimore Hants Registers www.archive.org)]

William Soper v Ann Hearth, both of Kingsclere (defamation), 1715. Witness, Peter Newman [of Andover, joiner, 26]: said on 28 Dec 1713 at Robert Hearth's house (Ann's husband), she told him & John White (a warrener of Highclere, 26), that 2 of Robert Osman's daughters were Soper's & 'William Soper is a buggering rogue & hath buggered several men in Husborn' : An earlier, 1714 defamation case of Ann Osman v Ann Hearth, had same witnesses : Consistory [church] Court HRO Ref: 21M65/C9/724 : Rootsweb's Kingsclere Group [see 1709 for a William Soper/John White transaction] : [Possible candidate : William Soper b.9 Jan 1667/8, Kingsclere m.Mary Golden, 1723, Burghclere, son William b.29 Nov 1735, Kingsclere. If correct, he married at 56 & had a child at 68. (perhaps gossip might not be unfounded - or cuckolding was still a popular Kingsclere pastime, 20 years later?)]. Letters from John White of Highclere with several depositions [that he took?], Hants Record Office

Mary Soper m.John Brown at St Stephen's Church, Sparsholt, [3m NW Winchester] 27 Oct 1717, both of Sparsholt [a John Soper m.1678 there] Church Register

James Soper (Soaper) of Portsea : Will 1717; on microfilm Hants RO ref 1717A/67; I being very sick & weak but of sound mind; I bequeath i) to cousin Ann Comin, dau of George Cumin, £30 when 21 (or married); ii) to Mary Soper my brother's dau £5 at the 2nd payment of HM Yard after my decease; iii) to William brother 1s; iv) Henry brother 1s & my working apparel, both woolen & linen; v) Mary Cumin sister, executor; Witness Henry Harwood/Edward Voake/John Knight; 'X' mark of JS & seal, 4 May 1717; [so siblings Mary, James & John who had dau Mary]

Robert Sopp of Southampton, joiner, accused by William Latty of Southampton, innholder, of breaking into his house by taking down the shutters outside the window where his maidservant & children lie. 18 June 1717 ; Estreat of recognizance of Robert Sopp, sureties, Richard Langley, joiner & James Fauley, hellier, to appear at the next quarter Sessions & to keep the peace towards William Latty : Southampton Quarter Sessions : Southampton Archives Services. ref SC9/4/62 & 3 www.a2a

John Soper esq of Overton leased for 21 years, 2 barns, yard etc adjoining his capital messauge in Preston Candover, with land in Preston & Chilton Candover, to Thomas Oades in 1720. Patience Soper, his daughter inherited the property [her parents d.1829 & 1731]. She sold it to husband, William Guidott at her m.1739. The record (44M69/F14/1/49/6) was when Guidott's nephew (as 'assignee of Patience Soper'[d.1748]) was taking court against Thomas Hall, charging breach of lease & husbandry covenants & rent arrears, 1744 (Oades assigned lease to Hall, 1733) Hants RO [John Soper (c1680-1729 ) also known as 'of Preston Candover of N.Oakley & of Dummer, gent']

William Soper : 31 Jan 1723/4 : Marriage Settlement: Kingscleer Parish, Hants.between 1.William Soper 2.Mary Golder & Eleanor Ford both of of Burgcleer & 3.William Dicker of Wonston (Hants) Richard Soper of [..?] : Hants records at Wilts Record Office : ref 212A/38/78/4 www.a2a

Thomas Soper a malster of St Bartholomew Hyde, Winchester : Will 1724 : Hants RO ref 1724B/65 on microfische

John Soper of Kingsclere m.Mary Herbert, both of Kingsclere, 8 Apr 1724. 'Not proven, suspect Mary Herbert was a widow, originally Mary Bates. Kingsclere burial of widow, Mary Soper (c1693-1771), 78 years, 21 Jan 1771 . No trace of John Soper's death or burial.' from Jim Bates : source
: Thomas Bates & wife Maria bapt Thomas Bates 20 Feb 1683, at Kingsclere. The next 6 children were to Thomas Bates & Judith (no m. or d vis for Mary/Maria. Thomas d.3 Oct 1706. Speculate the Thomas Bates labourer originaly m.Mary Parker 16 Jul 1681, Wendover (abt 37m NE) as ag labs could travel. in Jul 2000 Jim suspected that Mary Herbert was a widow, originaly Mary Bates.

Mary Soper (Soaper) a widow of Bramdean : Will 1725 : To Elizabeth Wisham? & Mary Higband [added later above the line] 1 guinea each. To my dear dau Sarah Chacletford??, wife of John, cordwainer of ...ward, Hants; Grandchildren John Elizabeth & Joseph Fusane?? sign 3 Jun 1725 : Hants RO ref 1725A/094 : [a Richard Soaper, m.Mary Turner, 15 Sep 1702, Bramdean (& a John Soper, bapt.1 Apr 1692, d.4 Apr, Bramdean to Richard / ?]

John Soper Esq, at Preston Candover, subscribed to a religious book, 1725 to 'An Exposition on the Thirty nine Articles' from Ancestry.com's database of Directories & Lists

Frances Soper b.North Oakley & Kingsclere, was 'of Chelsea', at her marriage to Thomas Garnier, abt 1726. Had 7 children; Sophie 1727, John 1729, Isaak 1731, Thomas 1733, WIlliam 1735, Henry 1737, James Thomas 1739, all died young : Thomas's father was from Vitry, France. Frances also m.frenchman, Philip Hubert [presumably after 1739]. Pulingly Philip's other (1st?) wife also married a Garnier in London, 1697. He was Isaac Garnier (1671-1735), they were both from Vitry France & had 7 children 1699-1705. From an IGI Ancestral File for Garniers, which continues to 1550 France. [Frances b.1710, so married young].
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Frances Soper m.Thomas Garnier (1701-39), 2nd son of Isaac Garnier of a religious refugee 1685 from Vitry, France, both were Apothecary-General, of Chelsea College (as was Isaac's father) : www.archive.org
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Frances Soper m.Isaac [should be Thomas?] Garnier, Apothecary General to Chelsea Hospital (b.1701 ; d.Oct 1739) & buried there; Will at Somerset House. Mrs Garnier remarried (before 1745) to Philip Aubert, Esq & resided at Stanmore, Msx. Marriage in the Gentleman's Magazine. Frances Soper described as a 'rich heiress of Dummers & King's Down, North Oakley, Kingsclere, Hants : www.archive.org.
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George Garnier, of Rookesbury Park, Wickham, Hants, first cousin of Isaac, married, in 1736, a Frances — also a rich heiress. She is said by some to have been a Frances Soper! by others to have been a Frances Hopkins, and I am desirous of apportioning the correct Frances to each of the cousins, for it is quite certain that they both married Franceses : [speculation from 1910 book]
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George Garnier of Wickham esq (& wife Margaret), nephew & heir at law of Patience Guidott recieved propery in Stratfield Turgis, he sold it 1775 Hants Record Office 53M48/23. [so how was this George Of the 14 recorded Garnier children, none were George - The 1739 note implies that Frances Soper married a George Garnier, not Thomas]
William Garnier, Esq. was lord of the manor of Wickham, a parish in hundred of Titchfield, Hants from 1868 summary of Wickham Addendum slip added to an unknown work [possibly a photo?] Containing notes on Mrs George Garnier & Mrs William Guidott (née Frances & Patience Soper) 'who both died in 1739'
- Gregory Garnier (1739-1819) at Eton 1753-8 son of George G Garnier of Rookesbury, Hants & Frances, dau of John Soper of Preston Candover, Hants b.19 Oct 1739; Trinity College Cambridge, apothecary general to the army 1763; m.20 May 1766 Margaret, 4th dau Sir John Miller, 4th Bart; d.1819 source

Thomas Soper yeoman of Whitchurch 8 Oct 1728 : nationalarchives.gov.uk ref prob11/625

John Soper of Preston Candover Esq. the Will 10 Oct 1729 HRO 44M69/D12/1/66, probate granted 7 Nov, & admins. to Patricia his wife 24 Dec 1731 mentioning (ii) Richard Soper of Freemantell, Hannington, yeoman (iii) William Soper of North Oakley, Kingsclere, gent (iv) John Soper of same place, gent ..... John Soper of Preston Candover, gent: Kingsdowne: papers for lands in Ashe called Kingesdowne : [presumably the estate had run through these deceased relatives] Hants Record Office : 5M52/T6 www.a2a : also mentioned Sir Edward Barrett of Bellhouse, Essex, Kt : John Foyle of Whitchurch, gent : Jennett Raymond of Wolverton, Esq : Robert Garett the Elder of Lawrence Wootton, gent : Barbara Garrett, widow : Thomas Savage of Hatch Warren, Cliddesden, yeoman : George Green, gent : Richard Brown, gent : George Garnier, of Wickham, Esq & Joseph Portal of Freefolk, Esq

Henry Soper m.Frances Child (Chi(ld?) at Hurstbourne Tarrent 12 Apr 1731 Ted Wildy's Marriage Witness Index : Frances m.aged 18; bapt 26 Dec 1712, Hurstbourne Tarrant (father John Child, Mother possibly Mary) Abt 6 younger siblings & apparently elder brother John b.1711 (m. a Elizabeth, buried in twin tomb at H.T) Assume parents m.1709/10c Any ideas how to trace them (on the internet??). Annmarie Burton, Netherlands & BoB Hutching

William Soper (X)of Whitchurch, Hants. Bondsman of m.licence of Robert Manning (x) of Eastwoodhay & Mary Headen of Whitchurch, at Andover 29 Sep 1731 E.Woodhay source

William Soper of Charlecutt, p.Whitchurch, [parish] gent., & Elizabeth Manning, wid., of Conock, lic. [married by licence] 27 Apr 1732 at 'Cherington alias Chirton' according to Phillimore: source; William d.1776 Kingsclere. All his children b.Kingsclere or Wolverton, Hants; from researcher Sue Malings : [*Chirton, Wilts in FHL catalogue] : [reply; Charlcot Fm just S of Whitchurch, Hants; map : [Charlecot Fm, Whitchurch? Origins of Charlott=Ceorlacote?='cottages of the semifree villeins'? source] : other Charlcot mentions; 1575 William farmed 9a Charlecott & perthaps Whitchurch; 1590 William of Charlcott, husbandman (70) witness; 1647 William of Charlcott yeoman of Monk Sherborne [2m NE Basingstoke]: & Mary dau of William late 1700's]
: [told this barn was taken from Charcotte Farm before redevelopment; now at Whitchurch cricket ground nr church (no Sopers in churchyard record, but perhaps used local, church at Tufton?]

John Soper receipts for payment of land tax by Mr Soper, for property in Preston Candover 1733-4 : Thomas Hall's accounts. Jervoise family of Herriard's records : ref 44M69/E18/1/11 & 44M69/E18/1/7 Hants RO [Soper tenent of Jervoise 1682]

William Soper 'of Nutley' (c1710-1762) m.Ann (Nanny)Newlyn 'of Herriard'; m.26 Apr 1735, Axford? [Ann b.27 Oct 1714] [EJSs line : his grfather William (c1624-?)]
- William Soper bpt 26 Apr 1735 Axford?, Hants; [??brother William b.1754 below?]
- Ann Soper b.bef.1736 Preston Candover, Hants
- John Soper b.c1736 Axford?
- Elizabeth Soper1736 P.Candover : [in mothers's 1784 will.. ?75 to dau Elizabeth, wife of Griffin Browning of Hursley, Southampton, blacksmith]
- Susanna Soper b bef.1736 P.Candover
- John Soper bpt.2 Jul 1747 P.Candover : [?a John, victualler, prisoner for debt in Winchester
London Gazette 31 July 1781 &25 Aug 1781 (see below)]
- James Soper b/bpt? 24 Aug 1749 P.Candover : [in mother's 1784 will ... ?75 to son James, labourer in Hursley, Winchester]
- Richard Soper bpt.11 Jan 1754 P.Candover; m.Sarah Hutchins at 1779 Steventon, Hants; d.1822 & d.1830 N.Waltham
- James Soper bpt.11 Jan 1751/2 P.Candover : [in mother's 1784's will... ?75 to son James labourer in Hursley, Winchester]
- William Soper bpt.11 Jan 1754 P.Candover : [assumed from 'parents William/Ann' parish record]; [??a William bur.13 Dec 1790, P.Candover & a William d.15 Dec 1790 bur.Nutley (drunk on cart - could they be father/son??)]
: 1762 William d.3 Jan 1762 Nutley

William Soper gent of Tidgrove, Kingsclere, will 1736 on microfiche, Hants Record Office 1736A/09: [his will, £1,000 to wife, residue of estate to son. If son doesn't reach 21, then estate to his brother & if he died without issue the estate to "my kinsman John Soper of Wolverton". from Charles Russell rootsweb.com Feb 2000]

Henry Soper of St Mary Bourne, a legatees of will of Eliz Jones, manor & farm of Ash file 5M52/T5 : 1736-1786

Patience Soper, of Preston Candover, spinster. A deed of exchange concerning lands in Delman Down, Parting Piece, Black Dell, Saply Field & Longborough Field, Preston Candover. Bounds given 20 Nov 1738, with Thomas Oades of Moundsmere, Preston Candover, yeoman : ref 51M93/14 : Hants RO
- - - - - - - - Patience Soper, attested marriage articles, 24 Nov 1739. Mogges Farm, (Dockhurst, Woocroft & Stoniham (80a) in Stratfield Turgis) & Hillside Farm (68a in Hartley Wespall, Holdshot & Stratfield Turgiss, 17 fields listed). The properties settled on Patience on 1 Dec 1740 after her m.30 Nov 1739 to William Guidott esq of Preston Candover & London, a 'Bencher' of Lincolns Inn. Guidott d.1743. Patience d.Jan 1748. Amin. granted 3 Feb 1748. It passed to kinsman William Woodroffe who took the name of Guidott [HRO 44M69/A1/8]. In 1775, George Garnier of Wickham, heir of Guidott, sold Hillside estate to Joseph Parfett of Heckfield) : Archives of The Shaw Lefevre estate, Heckfield : HRO Copy of will (from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury) at HRO : [Moggs Farm see John 1709 above]
- - - - - - - - William Guidott (1671–1743) was MP for Andover for 7 parliaments 1708-27. Lived Preston Candover. Matriculated New Inn Hall, Oxford University, 22 Mar 1685, aged 14. Student of Lincoln's Inn 1686. wikipedia.org biog
- - - - - - - - Preston House built by William Guidott, who m.Patience Soper, heiress of John Soper of Preston Candover. It passed to their heir, William Woodroffe who took the name Guidott. In 1783 he sold house & estate to John Blackburn & John Slade, London merchants. Blackburn bought Slade's moiety 1789. By his 1792 will, the left estate son, John Blackburn. John Blackburn Jnr died in debt & in 1829 his estate sold to defray liabilities. Charles Rumbold purchased it. He sold to H King & passed to it to his son, J H King, who sold it to Lord Templemore 1877 who sold it in 1887 to Henry Hope : Hants Record Office 64M81
- - - - - - - - Biog of William Guidott (1671-1745) 'a family of Florentine merchants who settled in Southampton by mid 16th C. The house he built at Preston Candover became something of a showcase', 'by 1711 embeeled funds from the Marlborough estates of Duchess of Marlborough' who said 'certainly very cunning, though his foolish awkward way has hitherto inclined some to think that he was honest' Google Books, p113 a book on House of Commons, 1690-1715
- - - - - - - - Patience Soper : Notes on Mrs George Garnier & Mrs William Guidott (nee Frances & Patience Soper) who both died 1739 ref 161M86/8 : [pule the meaning of this, Patience Soper (ne Guidott) d.1748, her sister Frances Soper d.1731. Their mother Patience Soper (ne Jackson) - Garnier was Guidott's heir] HRO also Preston Candover or Purefoys Manor was brought to William Guidott in 1739 by his wife Patience, daughter of John Soper, on her death
Soper Family of Hants (queried 7th S xi 67,278 Notes & Queries - reply 15 Aug 1850) Patience Soper was 2nd wife of William Guidott. He was only married twice; his first wife Jane was the sister of Child the banker. I have much information respecting the Guidot family, & should be happy to give any I posses to your correspondant : from Frances Herbert, 4 Bloomfield Villa, Shepards Bush, W London : from google books
- - - - - - - - William Soper Guidott Esq, living Kensington, Member of Parliament for Andover, subscribed to 'Gentleman's Magazine', Dec 1739 : [2nd listing, as William Guidott Soper, 'husband of Soper'] : from Ancestry.com [Patience Soper of Preston Candover, Hants, m William Guidott, 1737. Unusual to use wife's maiden name like this. (Patience brought wealth & property to the marriage)]

Richard Soper, of Kingsclere, yeoman. Deed of exchange of lands in Stoke, St Mary Bourne, 25 Sep 1739, 2nd party [presume lease from,] John Batchelor, jun of Stoke, yeoman www.a2a 11M56/175 [possibly Richard (1704-98), 'gent of Dummer']
the next day, Richard had Deed of exchange of lands in Stoke, with Robert Holdway of Stoke, yeoman. Though Richard's name is 2nd [normaly the leasee], presume the property was passed on by Richard

Thomas Soper of HMS Romney (ship) mariner, a will on microfilm 1740 ref 1740P/251 Hants Record Office

William Soper of Aixford, yeoman : 'Settlement on marriage of William Green of Weston patrick, yeoman, & Sarah Newlyn, daughter of Peter Newlyn, & William Soper concerning property in Weston Patrick' : from a collection of Bentworth, etc, deeds : 31 Mar 1741 : Hants RO, (ref.9M48/38-reported misplaced 2007) : [William Soper (?-1762) m.26 Apr 1735, Nanny (Ann) Newlyn (1714-1787), her parents Peter & Mary Newlyn, so presume Sarah above was William's niece : William b.Nutley, Axford 1m South. Weston Patrick is 5m NE] : [presume the Axford property bought(?) by William Soper 1652 & resettled to William Soper 1757]

Robert Soper of Whitchurch, batchelor, a bond for administration of his estate 22 Jul 1742, to Joan Warwick of Whitchurch, Probate, 21M65/D4/1742/91 : His inventory & accounts 1742 HRO 21M65/D8/401 : Hants RO : also HRO ref 1742AD/167 : [another court case with RS & JW, 1756] : [??speculate sister Sarah from below]
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William Soper of Amesbury, Wilts & John Grace of Highclere, labourer & Sarah his wife, v Warwick & wife, concerning administration of Robert Soper 1743 : Misc deeds at Hants RO 55M87/11 : [a Sarah Soper m.John Grace 1730 Andover (a Sarah Soaper bapt 1697, Whitchurch to Thomas & Sarah: a Joan Soper m.Richard Warwick at Whitchurch 1732 (a Joan Soaper bapt 1706, Whitchurch, father Thomas)]
assumed children at Whitchurch ; Thomas 1692 : Edward b.1693 d.1694 : William 1695 : Sarah 1696 : Ambrosia b.& d.1702 : Joan & Robert bapt 25 Apr 1706

Mary Soper, dau of William Soper mentioned in a court roll of copyhold tenements in Charlecott & Whitchurch 1743 -1796 : [Mary i), others mentioned (ii) James Blatch, (iii) Francis Bowyer, (iv) Ann Ougston widow of George's St, York Bldgs, Strand, Lon, (v) Joseph Portal of Freefolk, Esq, (vi) Philip Miles the younger, Hants Record Office : 5M52/T168 www.a2a

Hannah Soper apprenticed to Ann Gale 1744, a 'Mant' [le Maker?] of Thurxton, Hants; Payment £5, ref 17/77, Page 5477, British Apprentice List, from BritishOrigins.com : [presume too old at 27, but a Hannah b.1717 Whitchurch (11m E)]

William Soper (Soaper) a yeoman of Corhampton, will on microfilm 1744 ref 1744A/116 Hants Record Office

William Soper m.Jane Fisher both of Sidmonton at St Marys, Kingsclere 1 Oct 1745 source

Wm. Soper m.Sarah Barton 28 Sep 1746: Steventon familyresearcher

Henry Soper apprenticed to George Demerum 1746, a butcher of Portsmouth, Hants; Payment, £10 10s, ref 17/173, Page 5477, British Apprentice List, from BritishOrigins.com : &, Henry apprenticed, 3 Apr 1746;Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan [a Henry bapt 1 Jul 1732 at Wymering, (3m N Portsmouth) to Wiliam & Anne] : [a Henry left widow Elizabeth in will 1757]

William Soper (Soaper) a mariner of 'HMS Plymouth' (ship), his will on microfilm 1746 ref 1746P/129 Hants Record Office : [a 60-gun 4th rate launched 1708, broken up 1764]

Richard Soper of North Oakley, Kingsclere, gent, will 1747 ref 1747A/135 Hants Record Office

Thomas Soper m.Sarah Mills 25 Sep 1747 : Froyle Parish Site
Thomas Soper bapt.31 May 1748 Son of Thomas & Sarah : Froyle Parish Site
Sarah Soper buried, 15 Jun 1748, Wife of Thomas Froyle Parish Site
Thomas Soper buried 21 Oct 1749 Son of Thomas Froyle Parish Site
[The tragic little collection of dates above are presumably related] ... possibly another 14 Sopers entries in the parish here Froyle Site

Sarah Soper m.John Goodfellow, 27 Sep 1748, Hurstbourne Priors records

Richard Soper was on panel of Church wardens & Overseers of the poor for Kingsclere parish. Other members; James Holdin, William Flower, John Fry, William Bear, Thomas White. They granted a Bastardy order in 1748, Hurstbourne Priors : from Kingsclere Newsgroup

Richard Soper (1754-1822) : Very tenuous link to Jane Austen, from her letter to sister Cassandra 1798 : 'Of my charities to the poor since I came home you shall have a faithful account. I have given a pair of worsted stockings to Mary Hutchins, Dame Kew, Mary Steevens, & Dame Staples; a shift to Hannah Staples, & a shawl to Betty Dawkins; amounting in all to about half a guinea' . (Richard Soper m.Sarah Hutchins (possibly a relative?) 1779, locally) source

William Soaper, cordw[ainer] apprenticed William Gubby, 3 Dec 1755 at Froyle, Hants; scan

William Soper (Soaper) a labourer of Hilsea, Wymering, [3m N Portsmouth]. His will 1755 ref 1755B/46 Hants RO

Mr Soper of North Oakley, Kingsclere mentioned [historically] in Poor Law Commisioners, Settlement examination in 1756 : [see 1700]

William Soper apprenticed to Richard Hunt of Basingstoke, a soapboiler, £45, 1756 [20/222] British Apprentice List page 5478, from BritishOrigins.com : Apprenticed 1 Sep 1756; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan : [?tenuous guess; a WIlliam Soper bur.17 Sep 1826, Kingsclere, age 79 of Sydmonton]

John Soaper apprenticed to Robert Lee of Portsea, shipwright £6, 1756 [20/169] British Apprentice List, from BritishOrigins.com ; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan William Soper of Amesbury, Wilts 1742/3] : [connection; a Robert Soaper b.6 Apr 1708, Whitchurch, father Thomas (igi)]
: John Soper, shipwright apprenticed Thomas Soaper 1781 at Portsea, Hants;[sic 'Soper' & 'Soaper'] scan
: 1830 ?a J Soper listed 5th in members of the Beneficial Society who dined at their spacious Hall in Portsea; 5 guinea annual subscripions paid; day passed in hilarity & benevolant feelings (est.1754 supports sick, aged & 100 boys education); 'Hampshire Chronicle' 11 Oct 1830
: connection? a John Soper (Soaper), a shipwright of Portsea. Administration, bond & further probate document relating to John 1838 'H of Elizabeth' [husband?] on microfilm; Hants RO ref 1838AD/70

John Soaper, apprenticed to Robert Lee, shipwright 25 Feb 1756 at Portsea, Hants; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

Robert Soper of Whitchurch. His testamentary in Cause papers at Consistory court, Winchester Diocese : Sarah Grace v Joan Warwick, 1756 : 21M65/C9/362 [A bishop's court for ecclesiastical causes & offences, formerly having wider jurisdiction in matters of moral discipline] : Hants RO [another court case with RS & JW]

Jane Soper married Timothy Harwood in the area of Bullington & Tufton (also) Parish of Whitchurch : 11 Dec 1757 : from familyresearcher

John Soper (alias Potter) apprenticed 1757 to Wiliam Jacob, a collarmaker of Moxton, Hants; Payment, £12, ref 21/28, British Apprentice List, page 5478, from BritishOrigins.com

Henry Soper (Soaper) a butcher of Portsea. Probate administration, on microfilm 1757 ref 1757AD/60 Hants RO
: Henry Soper apprenticed to George Demerum 1746, a butcher of Portsmouth, Hants; Payment, £10 10s, ref 17/173, Page 5477, British Apprentice List, from BritishOrigins.com : &, Henry apprenticed, 3 Apr 1746;Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan
: Elizabeth Soaper of Portsea, widow granted an administration bond for administration of the estate of Henry Soaper of Portsea, butcher : 15 Apr 1757, Winchester Diocese, probate : Hants RO 1M65/D4/1757/26 : a2a

Miss Soper's answer to a lady, who invited her to retire into a monastic life at St Cross, near Winchester 1758,
In vain, mistaken maid, you'd fly
To desart and to shade;
But since you call, for once I'll try,
How well your vows are made.

To noise and cares let's bid adieu,
And solitude commend;
But how the world will envy you,
And pity me your friend.

You, like rich metal hid in earth,
Each swaine will dig to find;
But I expect no second birth,
For dross is left behind.
A collection of poems, by several hands [ed. by R. Dodsley] source

William Charles Soper (1758-?), b.Andover, Hants, 23 Oct 1758, nrJ99086, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services, nationalarchives.gov.uk, ADM 188/845 [a William Charles Soper also b.Andover : 1874]

William Soper a labourer of Sidmonton, chosen by lottery from the 30 elligible men of Sidmonton to serve in the North Hants Militia, Kingsclere Division. One of ten men from the Kingsclere Hundred [ 1 in 33 of the 340 men there]. 16 Jul 1759 at Crown Inn [now The George & Horn] : This was to serve in England during the Seven Years War, to Bristol, 1760 guarding French prisoners, then to Bideford, Devon. Wintered nr Newbury. Spent 1761 in Berks & embodied to Dec 1762: from Kingsclere Forum: [?a WIlliam Soper (c1747-1826) bur.17 Sep 1826, Kingsclere, age 79 of Sydmonton, if so speculate his father?]

Mary Soper m.Richard Digweed 24 Jan 1760: Steventon familyresearcher [a Richard Digweed of Sidmonton, gent, leased a house & malthouse in Ecchinswell, 1775, Hants RO 286M87/2] : [Mary (Amy?) Soper (c1739-84), 1 of 3 children of Henry Soper (c1703-65) & Frances (CHILD) : Richard Digweed (1735-1805)]

Henry Soper of St Mary Bourne, others below were mentioned in will of Elizabeth Jones of Ashe, widow, 29 Nov 1760 & 4 June 1763, & Henry Rogers of London, goldsmith : papers on manor & farm of Ashe [others (i) Sir Francis Child, Kt, goldsmith & alderman of Lon & Samuel Child, citizen & goldsmith of Lon (executors of will of Henry Rogers dec.) ; (ii) Robert Rogers, legatee of Henry Rogers : (iii) Ann Reyholds of Laverstoke, widow : (iv) Reginald Jones of Ashe, clerk, & Eliz his wife, dau & devisee of Robert Reynolds, dec : (v) John Eyre of Landford, Wilts, Esq : (vi) Daniel Eyre & Charles Eyre, executors of (v) : (vii) Revd. John Eyre of Epsom Church, clerk ; (viii) Thomas Hall of Moundsmwere, Preston Candover, & Wm Woodward of Winchester, merchant (trustees under will of Elizabeth Jones of Ashe Park, dec.) : (ix) Soper above : (x) Joseph Portal esq of Freefolk : Hants Record Office : 5M52/T5 www.a2a [a Henry Soper m.Frances Child, 1731 Hurstbourne Tarrent]

Rebecca Soaper 10 Apr 1762 dau of William Froyle Parish Site

Henry Soper a yeoman of North Oakley, Kingsclere. His will 1763 ref 1763A/126 on microfische Hants RO [a Henry Soper alias Russell c1703-1765 was a yeoman of N.Oackley? - Brig Hope tree]

Elizabeth Soper otp m.John Wyeth of Hannington 24 Nov 1763, St Mary's parish, Kingsclere; witnesses William Lover & Katherine Cane Kingsclere Marriage List
: William Soper & Thomas Hinde witnessed m. of Silas Payne of Westminster & Mary Underwood otp 2 Mar 1764; at St Mary's parish, Kingsclere Kingsclere Marriage List

William Soper buried, 20 Mar 1764, Froyle Parish Site : next entry in register is ....
Robert Soper buried 20 May 1764, Son of 'The Widow' Froyle Parish Site

Thomas Soper of East Dean, defending a Consistory court case, Winchester Diocese (religious court) brought by Stephen Kemshead, churchwarden of East Dean, about church rates 1765 : ref 21M65/C9/487 : Hants RO [East Dean 8m SE Salisbury or 5m NE Chichester - a Stephen Kemshead in East Dean, Whiteparish, 1771, so the Salisbury option assumed]

Elizabeth Soper, of St Mary Bourne & John Butler of Newbury, Berks, maltster : Whitchurch Parish, marriage bond : 10 Feb 1765 Surety of bond William Soper of Stoke, yeoman, Whitchurch parish also marriage allegation, same date : Ref 83M76/PI4/38 & 9 [IGI records says the marriage took place 10 Feb 1766] Hants RO

Will Soper bpt.27 Feb 1765 New Alresford Baptisms [other baptisms are William, so perhaps name not an abbreviation]

Mary Soper of St Mary Bourne, widow of Richard Soper of Stoke, St M.B, yeoman, & her eldest son & heir Richard Soper of Upton, Husborn [Hurstbourne] Tarrant; 2 messuages & 149 acres of land in Dummer & Ganderdown in Wootton St Lawrence; Recovery of the property; Plaintiff: Steven Terry of Dummer, esq; Tenant: John Ellis, gent of London; Vouchee: Mary & Richard Soper; Exemplification 28 Nov 1765 (7 Geo III); Recovery 29 Sept 1766 (7 Geo III); believe 22 Oct 1766 Mary paid to allow tenant Ellis to make Terry his heir for the lease. Terry paid 10s & Ellis paid 5s : BRA898 : 55M67/T32/3/4 : Hants RO. The land was allotted Richard Sopper deceased under Dummer Enclosure Award : [see 1767 below Mary Soper lease to John Ellis] : [presumably near current Ganderdown Cottages just N of Dummer : map]

Mary Soaper m.Benjamin Bennet, 18 Aug1765, Froyle in North-East Hants; www.froyle.com [a Katherine Soper m.William Bennet St Mary Bourne 1727 : Priscilla Soper m.Benjamin Bennet 1777 Overton]

Sarah Soaper, singlewoman, of Sutton Warblington parish, Hants. Bastardy bond, 1765, for "a 'male' child, lately delivered in Basing parish, I, John Brown of Old Basing, keeper of His Majesty's House of Correction in Odiham, bind to the churchwardens & overseers £50 & reimburse costs of birth, maintainance, nourishing & bringing-up; Signed 'B' his mark, 13 Feb 1765, witness Henry Hoar (younger), bricklayer of Odiham; John Thorpe drawer at Mr Ellis's, Marsh Green. A handwitten bond 3M70/61/15; embossed postage stamps 3x6 pence & 9p quire stamp : [Apparently 8 years later they married - A Sarah Soper 'of Odiham', married John Brown, 21 Aug 1773, Odiham (both 12 & 21 Aug recorded by igi) : - John was a widower : Hants RO]

Thomas Soper a yeoman of East Dean. Administration & bond 1766 ref 1766AD/67 on microfische Hants RO

William Soper yeoman & son John Soper (father), husbandman, both of Kingsclere, bound in the sum of £40. Bastardy bond concerning the child of Martha Hunt, singlewoman 1766 ref 19M76/PO7/88 Hants Records Office : They married 8 Aug 1768, Kingsclere : Sarah HUNT b.1766 [igi database] : [child was Sarah Hunt : John m. Martha, 1768]

Richard Soaper, a shipwright at Portsmouth. Petitioned the Navy Board for more leave 20 Jan 1766 : Two days later a warrant issued allowing this : ADM 106/1149/6 : ADM 106/1149/6 : Nat.Archives
Richard Soaper in 1766 : A Navy Board Records (ADM 106/1145/27) 'Commissioner Richard Hughes, Portsmouth. Receipt of letter that the Juno is ordered to take the money to Plymouth & warrants to allow more leave to Richard Soaper, shipwright & the Pursers of the Saint George, Lenox & Warspite & for the Officers : [this might imply Soaper was at Plymouth, Dev] from nationalarchives.gov

Richard Soper of Stoke, St Mary Bourne, Hants, yeoman. Will 1766 ref.1766P/22 on microfiche Hants RO : [perhaps? Richard Soper b1733 of Upton, m.Anne Haynes St MB 1759]

William Soper of New Alresford, mercer bought 1/2 acre of land in The Dean, New Alresford, lying on the north side of Pound Hill, 1767. In the same year, he sold part (8 rods) to James Rider of New Alresford, wheelwright ref 12M81/E/T15 Hants RO
: 1735 father William Soper b.29 Nov 1667/8 Kingsclere, m.Mary Golder, 1723/4 All Saints, Burghclere & had son William, b.19 Nov 1735 Kingsclere; bpt.29 Nov 1735 St Mary, Kingsclere : [in ourmob tree]
: 1765 son? a Will Soper bapt 27 Feb 1765 New Alresford Baptisms [some William bapts, so assume name not abbreviation]
: 1773 William Soper of New Alresford, Hants 1 of abt 200 subscribers to "The way to the temple of true honor & fame, by the paths of heroic virtue".. taken from the lives of eminent people : 4 volumes by W Cooke, chaplain to Marquis of Tweedle 1773 [not 'esq' - inc Dukes & Issac Newton (& John, George & Benjamin Sloper of Pottrene, Wilts) & several others from Arlesford] google books snippet & Ancestry.com's database of Directories & Lists
: 1786 William Linen & woollen draper in a directory source
: 1786 William of New Alresford leased Tidgrove Warren, in Kingscleer to John & Robert Marriner of Kingscleer : 24 Jun 1786 : Kingscleer Parish, Hants.between 1.William Soper 2.Mary Golder & Eleanor Ford both of of Burgcleer & 3.William Dicker of Wonston (Hants) Richard Soper of [..?] : Hants records at Wilts Record Office; ref 212A/38/78/5 National Archives
: 1790 William 1 of 17 freeholder of New Alresford voted for Sir William Heathcote [Conservative MP] & William Chute 10 Aug 1790 to serve in Westminster for Hampshire
: 1793 ?a Mr Soper 1 of 15 in committee for New Alresford, Hants; 'Hampshire Chronical' 7 Jan
: 1806 William had a 'Licence of alienation' [transfer of ownership] : Tidgrove Warren, Kingscleer, Hants from Dean and Canons of Windsor : 25 Jun 1806; Hampshire records at Wiltshire & Swindon Record Office : ref 212A/38/78/5 www.a2a
: 1806 William assigned lease of Tidgrove Warren, Kingscleer, Hants to Henry Reeves of Newbury, Berks : 1 Sep Hampshire records at W & SRO; ref 212A/38/78/7 www.a2a
: 1813 William Soper (c1736-1813) died a few days since at New Alresford, in his 77th year, for many years a respectable linen & woollen draper of NA; 'Hampshire Chronicle' 20 Mar : bur 4 Aug, Hants Burial Index : Will of William Soper, Draper of New Alresford14 Oct 1814, from National Archives : [father? a William Soper, rabbit warriner of Tidgrove, was active around 1729]

Mary Soper m.John Herring 7 Jun 1767 both otp; witnesses Thomas Fry & John Fulker, St Mary's parish, Kingsclere. Kingsclere Marriage List
: William Soper & John Fulker witnessed m. of John Walker b.Sidmonton & Martha Croker otp 25 Oct 1772 St Mary's parish, Kingsclere. Kingsclere Marriage List
: William Soper & John Fulker witnessed m. of Joseph Fisher b.Mitcheldever & Mary Vince otp 14 Jan 1775 St Mary's parish, Kingsclere. Kingsclere Marriage List
: John Soper & John Fulker witnessed m. of Henry Leach of Brimpton & Euretha Ward otp 10 Jul 1775 St Mary's. Kingsclere Marriage List
: John Soper & John Fulker witnessed m. of Thomas Hall of Hannington & Ann Hinxman otp 22 Aug 1775 St Mary's. Kingsclere Marriage List

Mary Soper & another. Lease of meadows in St Mary Bourne, to John Ellis 1767 : ref32M62 Hants RO [see 1765 below Mary Soper lease to John Ellis]

John Soper m.Martha Hunt, 8 Aug 1768 both otp; witnesses John Colbourne & John Fulker, St Mary's Parish Church, Kingsclere, Hants Kingsclere Marriage List

Sarah Soper of St Mary Bourne & John Holdway of St Mary Bourne, yeoman, 3 May 1769 : Whitchurch parish marriage allegation: Ref 83M76/PI4/64 : Marriage bond: Holdway/Soper : Surety: John Holdway 83M76/PI4/63 [They married 4 May] Hants RO

Henry Soper of Portsea. Will 1769 ref 1769A/103 on microfiche Hants RO

William Soper of St Mary Bourne, & Elizabeth Bunce of Whitchurch; Whitchurch Parish marriage licence : 18 Apr 1769 : Ref 83M76/PI4/62 [They married 20 Apr] Hants RO

William Soper m.Elizabeth Usher 1 May 1770 : Sherfield Upon Loddon marriage list
son Robert b.5 Dec 1780, bpt.19 Dec : presume Robert the pensioner in '41cen who m.Martha Phillis 9 Dec 1816 & d.Jul>Sep 1845 Sherfield upon Loddon

Mary Soper of Southampton,widow, her will proved 20 Feb 1771 ref: 200042, Public Records Office : www.englishorigins.com Prob11/964 (copy available online)

Elizabeth Soper, of Hurstbourne Priors m.Thomas Burges, of Hurstbourne Priors, yeoman. 9 Jan 1771 Surety: Henry Robinson of Hurstbourne Priors, yeoman : Hurstbourne Priors records, also Whitchurch parish, Marriage bonds, allegations & licences : ref 83M76/PI4/95 : Hants RO

Sarah Soper m.John Brown (widower?), 21 Aug 1773, Odiham, Parish of Baughurst marriages

William Soper of New Alresford, Hants 1 of abt 200 subscribers to "The way to the temple of true honor & fame, by the paths of heroic virtue".. taken from the lives of eminent people : 4 volumes by W Cooke, chaplain to Marquis of Tweedle 1773 [not 'esq' - inc Dukes & Issac Newton (& John, George & Benjamin Sloper of Pottrene, Wilts) & several others from Arlesford] google books snippet & Ancestry.com's database of Directories & Lists : [see lease 1767]

Mary Soper a widow of Portsea. Probate administration 1775 ref 1775AD/63 on microfiche Hants RO

Mary Soper a widow of Overton. Will, administration & renunciation 1775 on microfiche ref 1775B/43 Hants RO

Richard Soper one of two deputies of Portsmouth dock yard; & two deputies from Plymouth, Chatham, Woolwich & Sherness dock-yards, signed a letter to the King. Shipwrights from Portsmouth & Plymouth have gone to French dock-yards Unless grievances are redressed more will also quit; Sentimental Magazine 1775 google books : [biog & scan of will in Sailing Sopers]

Henry Soper of Portsea. a scavelman [kept waterways & ditches clear], Will & administration 1775 ref 1775B/42 on microfiche Hants RO

John Soaper, of Portsmouth Common, subscribed 1777, to a history book, 'The Works of Flavius Josephus'. contence newly translated from the original Greek. by Ebenezer Thompson, D.D. & William Charles Price, LL.D. (Vol.1), pub 1777, W C Price, London [3 John Soaper subscriptions London 1762, Portsmouth, Hants 1777? & London 1794, London] : from Ancestry.com's database of Directories & Lists : [a John Soaper's will 1818, Cosham (N of Portsmouth)]

William Soper a yeoman of Kingsclere. A will 1777 ref 1777A/109 on microfiche Hants RO

Priscilla Soper m.William Bennet, 7 Dec 1777, Overton records [a Soper m.Benjamin Bennet 1765, Fryle]

John Soaper, apprenticed to James Johnston, surgeon & a 14 Mar 1778 at Portsea, Hants; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan : [?Dr John Soaper (c1764-1837) a gent & surgeon of Southwick, Hants]

William Soper m.Mary Taylor, 13 Oct 1778, Overton records

Richard Soper of Stoke, St Mary Bourne, gent & Thomas Purver of Binley, St M B, yeoman conveyed by lease & release a messuage & adjoining cottage, with lands in St M B (133 acres, separate pieces described), 3-4 Jul 1778 to Charles Holdway of Stoke : 6M54/1/5-6 : Hants Records Office [connection? a Richard Soper (1704-98) had dau Sarah who m. John Holdway, 1769 at St M B.]

Richard Soper of Freemantle, yeoman, mentioned in 8 documents about lands in Polhampton called Soper's, 8 documents inc wills of John Brown of Polhampton, yeoman 1785 & registers of John Twitchen (1779-19) & Sarah Twitchen 1811 : Hants Record Office : also Richard Soper of North Oakley, Kingsclere, mentioned in documents of leasehold lands in Polhampton or Quidhampton : 8 documents. 1778 - 1820 : HRO : ref 5M52/T130 : www.a2a.pro.gov.uk

Richard Soper m.Sarah Hutchins, 26 Nov 1779: Steventon familyresearcher [EJSs line] Richard bpt.11 Jan 1754 Preston Candover; to William (c1710-) & Ann (Nanny)Newlyn, m.1735
- William Soper bpt.28 May 1780 Steventon; ?William (c1779-) assume Pvt 10th Hussars 1797-1814 , in Spain 1813-4; b.Hants see: [the only William's birth close in igi]
- John Soaper bpt.26 Dec 1784 North Waltham
- James Soaper bpt.12 Aug 1787 North Waltham m.Joanna Kinchin 1808; d.20 Nov 1831 aged 43 N.Waltham, 'from Stratton' [4m S] : '51cen widow at 2 Holdens Court, Southampton, 62; d.21 Nov 1852 at 6 Holdens Court
- ? Soaper b.21 Feb 1790 North Waltham
- ? Soaper b.14 Jul 1793 North Waltham
: 1798 Richard Soper?? : Very tenuous link to Jane Austen, from her letter to sister Cassandra 1798 : 'Of my charities to the poor since I came home you shall have a faithful account. I have given a pair of worsted stockings to Mary Hutchins, Dame Kew, Mary Steevens, & Dame Staples; a shift to Hannah Staples, & a shawl to Betty Dawkins; amounting in all to about half a guinea' . (Richard Soper m.Sarah Hutchins (possibly a relative?) 1779, locally) source
: 1822 Richard d.19 Jan 1822 N.Waltham; Sarah d.12 May 1830 N.Waltham

John Soper, victualler, formerly of Chilton Candover, late of St Thomas parish, Winchester : 1st Notice : List of 8 prisoners in the Sheriff’s Ward or Goal at Winchester London Gazette 31 July 1781 ; 2nd notice 25 Aug 1781 (Hants) : [??a John b.1747 Preston Candover son of William & Ann (Newlyn) m.1735] : [a John bankrupt vitualler in Yorkshire prison Aug 1781?]
: John Soper, victualler, formerly of Chilton Candover, Hants, late of St Thomas parish, Winchester, Hants; Prisoner for debt, Winchester Gaol on or before 1 Jan; gives notice creditors supply information to the gaoler within 21 days; Advert repeated 13 & 20 Aug; in 'Hampshire Chronical 6 Aug 1781, from newspapers.bl.uk

John Soper, shipwright apprenticed Thomas Soaper 1781 at Portsea, Hants;[sic 'Soper' & 'Soaper'] scan : [connection? a John apprenticed shipwright 1756]

William Soper of Southampton, his will proved May 1784 ref 200052, Public Records Office : www.englishorigins.com

William Soper a baker of Wymering will 4 May 1784 nationalarchives prob 11/1117

James Soper bachelor m.Ann Penny, spinster both of this parish by banns 9 Nov 1784, groom made his mark & bride signed. Witnesses Ann Saggins (‘x’ mark) & Richard Gudge [a church representative] source

William Soper, of Alresford, trade 'draper, textiles', listed in 'Bailey's British Directory', for 1784 : The Hampshire Directory says 'William Soaper' in same year Trade; 'linen & woollen draper, textiles' : from Ancestry.com's database of Directories & Lists

William Soper (Soaper) of Portsea, a shipwright. Administration & bond on microfilm 1785 ref 1785AD/57 Hants RO

James Soper, jnr, apprenticed to James Watkin, bricklayer 6 Nov 1785 at Winchester, Hants; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

John Soper m.Ann Clark 17 Aug 1785, Upton Grey & had 12 children there to 1803 Jane Soper 1786, Sarah Soper 1787, Ann Soper 1789, Richard Soper 1790, John Soper 1792, ?'51cen a dog breeder? 58 at & b.Upton Gray : Thomas Soper 1795, George Soper 1796 Charles Soper 1796, James Soper 1799, Elizabeth Soper 1800, Mary Soper 1802, Harriett Soper 1803 : igi
: [connection? a John b.1756 Wootton St Lawrence (8m NW) 1st of 10 children to Richard & Anne [BADGEN?] (John's 1st son called Richard)]
: 1786 John Soper, gamekeeper to John Limbry esq at Hoddington Manor; 10s 6d certificate; 'Hampshire Chronical', 9 Jan & '88 certificate for John, gamekeeper, appointed by John Limbrey esq for Hoddington manor [. Upton Grey] & 1791 10s 6d certificate as gamekeeper to John Limbry esq at Hoddington cum Weston Manor & to Duke of Bolton at Weston Patrick [so perhaps 2 Johns? a gamekeeper & a sportsman] & gamekeeper's cert 1792, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98 & 99, 01 for Limbrey & the Duke
: 1790 John Soper, of Hoddington £2 2s, 1790 annual Game Duty Certificate, (for use between 1 Jul & 1 Sep); 'Hampshire Chronical' 4 Oct; & 1721 as 'John jnr' 1792 when price increased to £3 3s; 93; 95; 96; 97; 98; 1801 [when lost 'jnr' title]; & 1802 [when aquired 'esq' for just 1y] & 1803 for £3 3s; all in 'Hampshire Chronical'; & 04. 05, 06 [when esq-then gap to], 13 when £3 13s 6d; 14, then 18, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, 1827 : [relation? a Thomas Soper of Hoddington bought Game Duty Certificate 1788]
: 1827 John Sopher of Hoddington, Upton Grey [ 4m SE Basingstoke] 'Release & appointment in fee' from Mary Susanna & Harriott Burch, a messuage called Sparrows, Upton Grey & 2a adjoining, called Hoddington Meadows, 23 Nov 1827
Hants RO ref50M63/B70/71. 29 Mar 1800 [John sold or leased it 1827]
: 1827 John Soper of Hoddington, bought a game certificate for Hampshire; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 17 Sep 1827, from newspapers.bl.uk
: '51cen son? a John (c1797-?) 58 married, dog breeder? at Bidden Lane, tything of Hoddington, Upton Gray parish [4m SE B'stk]; b.Upton Gray, Hants; visiting James Phillips 55 farm labourer b.Lasham, Hants, Jane 56?, son William 15 b.UG & grson George Hillier/Millor? 9 scholar all b.UG scan : [not obvious '41cen/'61cen/ d.not vis]

Richard Soper, of Holt, [-] Oakley, gent bought Pit House Farm, Kingsclere (inc Sandford Woods & part of Frith Fm) in 1785, from John Mount, esq, of Wasing Place, Berks; (4M56/207). By 1828, the farm was owned by Thomas CHILD of Hurstbourne Tarrant, gent www.a2a [Richard c1741-1798, yeoman of N.Oakley, had no children, so presume reverted to his mother's 'CHILD' family : His uncle Richard 1704-98, gent of Dummer, also a candidate]

John Soper occupied a house & garden with 1 acre of adjoining land. called 'Pools', Hordle : [2m W Lymington] Lot 4 in auction held March 1786 The Angel Inn, Lymington source : Soper still occupier when plot re-auctioned in Oct

George Soaper, apprenticed to Jos Bettesworth, attorney 11 Mar 1788 at Portsea, Hants; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

Robert Soper & Richard Rode witnessed m. of James Hockley widower of Itcchenswell & Elizabeth Ledster unm of Burchclere 20 Mar1786; St Mary's parish, Kingsclere Kingsclere marriages

William Soper of New Alresford, Hants, leased Tidgrove Warren, in Kingscleer to John & Robert Marriner of Kingscleer : 24 Jun 1786 : Kingscleer Parish, Hants.between 1.William Soper 2.Mary Golder & Eleanor Ford both of of Burgcleer & 3.William Dicker of Wonston (Hants) Richard Soper of [..?] : Hants records at Wilts Record Office : ref 212A/38/78/5 www.a2a : [see lease 1767]

William Soper (father) of Poach Farm, Kingsclere, yeoman, accusation about a bastard in 1786. The boy was born in William Soper's house, 1786. In 1789, William, labourer & Mary Norris had a bastardy examination by Kingsclere Parish Council Overseers In 1790 bound in the sum of £40. A bastardy bond, concerning a male child : ref 19M76/PO7/7 They baptised an illigitimate child at Kingsclere [from IGI records] Hants RO [could this be the Wiliam b 18 Oct 1743, Kingsclere, father William? -CRLine-]

Thomas Soaper m.Mary Hatcher both unm, 'of this parish' married by banns 6 Feb 1786 groom signed & bride made her mark, in the presence of Mary Dear [a Mary Dear m Levi Eames there 1788] & Richard Gudge [a church representative] : Portsea, Portsmouth & Southsea registers

Nanny Soper a widow, of Winchester. A will 1787 ref 1787A/69 on microfiche Hants RO : [ES's tree]

James Soper m.Elizabeth Dyer 17 Aug1788 St Mary's both otp, witnesses James Coe & Richard Rode [church official] Kingsclere Marriages

William Soaper, apprenticed to Richard Bishop, cordwainer 15 Dec 1786 at Portsea, Hants; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

Ann Soper bpt.12 Feb 1789 illigitimate dau of John & Ann at Upton Grey

James Soper, apprenticed to Richard Edwards, cordwainer 3 Jan 1789 at St Bartholomew Hyde, Hants; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

George Soaper, apprenticed to William Hill, joiner 18 May 1789 at Portsmouth, Hants; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

a Soper recorded in Universal British Directory, 'Inhabitants of Alresford in Hampshire', 1790-7, listing gentry & traders : scan for sale Theoriginalrecord.com

William Soper 1 of 17 freeholder of New Alresford voted for Sir William Heathcote [Conservative MP] & William Chute 10 Aug 1790 to serve in Westminster for Hampshire : [see lease 1767]

William Soper ( -1790) fell from the head of cart & killed, in intoxicated state; Wednesday inquest verdict at Basing Down Farm, accidental death (so d.15th); 'Hampshire Chronical' Mon 20 Dec 1790, from newspapers.bl.uk
: William d.15 Dec 1790; bur.Nutley; Hants bmd record : ['Basing Down Fm' not vis www] : [2 days earlier a William Soper d.13 Dec 1790 Preston Candover (2m S) - speculate a reason for drunkuness??] : [a William b.1754 to William (1710-1762) of Nutley & Preston Candover & Ann Newlyn 1735]

William Soper m.Ann Clark 13 May 1792, Burghclere; witness, William Clark Young (igi) (17 May 1791 also recorded) Kingsclere tree (Ann Clark possibly born 1770, Burghclere)
- John Soper bpt.16 Feb 1794, Burghclere? : [?perhaps died bef.1804, as 2nd John born]
- Joanne Soper b.13 Mar 1796, Burghclere
- Josiah Soper b.17 Aug 1800, Burghclere
- Martha Soper b.3 Oct 1802, Burghclere
- John Soper bpt.29 Apr 1804, Burghclere : [??a John 3m Bridewell prison, poaching 1819 Burghclere]
- David Soper b.28 May 1806, Burghclere : [assume to US c1835; m.Elizabeth 'Eliza' E Butler 1834, Burghclere]
- James Soper b.12 Oct 1806, Burghclere
- Job Soper b.22 Oct 1811; gardener; m.Louisa Elizabeth Smith 9 Nov 1840, St Thomas, Winchester'; d.Jan>Mar 1854 Isle of Wight
: David Soper (1808-84) b.Hampshire, Eng; To US c1835. By '60cen at Sullivan, Madison County, NY, wife Elizabeth E 'Eliza' Butler (1815-93), b.Newberg*, Eng; 7 children 1840-55 all b.NY; eldest son Charles farmer, Sullivan; from Mrs Margaret Berger, Albany, Oregon;New Soper Compendium p.261

Soper's & Lefroy's were names of land leases at Overton held by Corpus Christi College, Oxford, with map : 1791-1850 : Hants RO 5M52/T66

Hannah Soper bpt.29 May 1792 Burghclere, Hants; parents Robert Soper & Mary

Monxton graves Elizabeth Soper (c1742-1792) widow of James Soper d.1 Jun 1792 in her 51st year; bur St Mary, Monxton : [& same gravestone?]
: James Soper (c1738-1804) snr esq, age 66 of Monkton House; d.16 Aug 1804 Hampshire Telegraph 3 Sep 1804
: John Fifield (c1737-1809) d.18 Jun 1809 age 72 :
: James Soper Vincent Fifield (c1833-1899) d.5 Jun 1899, age 68 : neaby grave Amy Louisa widow of James Fifield & dau of William Vincent of Lichfield & grdau of James Soper, late of Manor, Monxton b.17 Sept 1804 d.5 June 1887 : [next grave Mary Louisa Fifield b.1 Apr 1828, d.7 Jan 1900] & 2 graves on;
: James Soper (c1766-1837) d.26 Dec 1837 age 71 :
: James Soper (c1781-1818) d.16 May 1818 in his 37th year
: William Vincent (c1792-1871) d.5 Mar 1871 age 79 & Frances Jane Vincent d...187? age 75
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: James Soper, jnr of Monxton; £2 2s, 1790 Game Duty Certificate, (for use between 1 Jul & 1 Sep); 'Hampshire Chronical' 3 Oct; & 1792 when £3 3s pa; 93, 95, 96, 97, 98 1800, 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24, 27, 28, 29 when both John & John jnr, 31 [as jnr], 33 [not jnr], 34 [as jnr] , 35 [not jnr], 36 when £3 13s 6d, 37, 38, 39, 43 when £4 10s, 44 : [relation? a James Soper (c1813-1849) 'James Oliver alias Soper' of Monxton m.Susanna Vincent 1839]

Sarah Soper m.Daniel Wythe 30 Nov 1793 St Mary's parish, Kingsclere both otp, witnesses William Shearman & Richard Rode [church official] Kingsclere Marriages
: Elizabeth Soper & William Soper witnesses m. of William Cannons & Hannah Wigley both otp 23 Dec 1793 St Mary's Kingsclere Marriages

George Soaper of Portsea, translated in 1794, an Elizabeth I document of 1585, a charter Henry III to the abbots & canons of Titchfield : The Minns collection : Titchfield : 94M84/5 : Hants RO : [a George Soaper of Southampton's will 1797] : [George Soaper m.Mary Branson 1806 (??son?)]

Richard Soper (c1741-1798) yeoman of North Oakley. His will 2 Apr 1794 : £10 to poor of both Kingsclere & Hannington : £500 to unmarried niece Mary Digweed. All else to unmarried sister Frances Soper inc Stoney Hall, Hannington [He built it 1793] : Witnesses; Henry Portal, Elizabeth Jenkins & [Sliverd?] Jenkins : Frances was the executrix when will proved, 23 Oct 1798 : It took 33 years for the legal system to administer this will, by which time all concerned where dead : Mary was still alive at Richard's death, but died 1805. Admin passed to niece, Mary Digweed, who died 1825, after marrying William Webb 1814. William remarried 1833 & died with no will

Richard Soaper's <font color=1796 Will" align="right">Richard Soaper a mariner on 'Niger' will 31 Jan 1791 [presume made on joining ship] : Will 21 May 1793 'Juno' : Will 6 Oct 1794 'Oiseau' : Will 27 Apr 1796 'Pheobe' a Quarter Gunner. In this 1796 will he wanted to leave his Estate to his executor & brother William Soaper of Butchers Row, Portsea Common, a labourer belonging to His Majesty's Dockyard, Portsmouth. Richard signed with a X : Nat.Archives : [biog & scan of will in Sailing Sopers]

Elizabeth Soper, apprenticed to Sarah Redstall, mantua m [mantuamaker - womans' clothing] 3 Mar 1796 at Andover, Hants; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

John m.Sarah Fisher 1796 Brimpton, Berks; ?a John bpt.1770 St Mary, Kingsclere source
- David Soper b.3 Aug 1800; m.Jane Darling 1824; d.7 Jun 1856 all at Wolverton
- Harriet Soper bpt.c 29 Dec 1797 Kingsclere; m.Joseph Haynes 1824; d.22 Nov 1865 Sway, Hants
- Hannah Soper b.27 Feb 1803; bapt 24 Apr, Wolverton
- May Soper b.23 Nov 1805, bapt.22 Dec, Wolverton
- Rebecca Soper b.21 May 1808; bapt.19 June, Wolverton; m.John Lewis
- Sarah Soper b.2 Sep 1811; bpt.29 Sep, Wolverton
- Charlotte Soper b.27 Feb & bur 9 Oct 1814, Wolverton
'41cen, John 65-9 ag lab, Sarah 65-9, possibly same building as sawyer William Blunder 45, Dinah 50-9, Alfred 20-4, James 15-9
'51cen, John 83 head, at Hare & Hounds, Wolverton, pauper (formerly ag lab) b.Kingsclere, Sarah 79 laundress b.Sidmonton, Hannah grandau 25 b.Wolverton. (3 households there, as will as the victuallar's family) : [Hannah dau of David & Jane] : [Sarah's d.Jul>Sep 1855, d.Apr>Jun 1856, d.Jan>Mar 1858 Kingsclere]
'61cen, John 93 (b.c1778) ag lab, widower, b.Kingsclere, head : A second head at same household [grandson, son of David], William 25, parish clerk & post master b.Wolverton, wife Mary Ann 26, a post mistress, b.Baughurst, children David, 2 & Sarah 2m, both b. Wolverton
: John Soper d.20 Aug 1861 Kingsclere: from researcher british-genealogy.com : [William m.Mary Ann Rolfe 1858 Wolverton]

Wiliam Soper on list of 130 men agreeing to receive Bank of England notes, issued by Basingstoke Bank; 'Hampshire Chronical', 11 Mar 1797 : [see 1803]

William m.Sarah Hunt c1797
: 1839 William Soper, of Ashmansworth, advert with contact to view a 2 bed cottage on Ashmansworth St, close to Boot Inn, with garden & outbuildings; The agent in Newbury [Boot Inn. Ashmansworth mentioned 1820s]; in 'Hampshire Chronicle' 21 Oct
: '41cen William Soper 60-4 independent, Sarah 70-4 at Ashmanstone St, Ashmansworth
: '51cen William 73, b.Ash'h : wife Sarah 79 b.Clatford; in Ash'h; in Ashmansworth
: [3 Sarah deaths at Kingsclere; d.Jul>Sep 1855, d.Apr>Jun 1856 & d.Jan>Mar 1858]
: '61cen William Soaper, 82 widower, former [agr?] servant, b. Ash'h, living alone, at Ash'h [next to large farm of Smiths Farm], & next door John & Mary Soaper 70 & 71 carter & relative Mary Soaper 7 scholar (‘51cen has John 49 & Mary 52, is so perhaps father?)
: a William d.29 Jan 1863, labourer of Ashmansworth, Hants; will proved Winchester 29 Jan to William Canning, farmer of East Woodhay, Hants; the surviving executor; estate under £100; from Probate Calender (ancestry.com) : [William d.Jan>Mar 1863, Kingsclere]
: (?perhaps son John Soper 49 ag lab at Boot, Ashmansworth in '51cen, b.Ash'th & wife Mary 52 b.Tufton; Jane 17 b.Ash'th : scan)

George Soaper of Southampton, his will proved Mar 1797 ref: 199816, Public Records Office : englishorigins.com [possibly the 1794 translator above]

Elizabeth Soaper & William Paice, junior of Hartley Westpall for bastard son, 1797: Bastardy order, Sherfield on Loddon parish, Overseers : Hants RO [connection? a William Paice was landowner, a Richard Soper was renting a cottage in Basing 1841] : [28 years earlier, Sarah Soaper 'or Paice' was bapt to Elizabeth Paice, 18 Jan 1769, Sherbourne St John]

William Soper (c1764-?), b.Sherfield, Hants served in the 10th Dragoon Guards 1797-1814, discharged aged 33 The National Archives, Kew. Cavalry of the Line record, WO 97/125/46

William Soper m.Mary Ray, 8 Feb 1798, Hurstbourne Priors records

Richard Soper a yeoman of Kingsclere 23 Oct 1798 nationalarchives prob 11/1314 [Richard of N.Oackley c1741-1798, son of Henry Soper & Frances (Child)]

William Soper of Kingsclere, labourer, had a bastard examination in 1798 : then a warrant issued to apprehend William, the father of the male bastard child, William Soper, b.22 Jan 1799, at workhouse of Mary White, singlewoman; ref 9M76/PO7/7, 8 & 40 Hants RO scan : [?William m.Mary White 17 Feb 1799] : [William Soper White bur.23 Mar 1800, Kingsclere, (if so, strange not recorded as Soper?)] : [a William receing stolen wine in Winchester in court case 1828?; & 1m prison for stealing turnips 1829]

Richard Soper witnessed 18 Feb 1823 marriage of George Smith (bap 21 Mar 1800 Basingstoke) & Sarah Stevens, a young widow (Sarah b abt 1799 Basingstoke). Parish clerk of Deane 1856. 1st son James Soper Smith (bp.25 Jan 1829 Dean, a farm bailiff, 1881). Maybe Sarah's 1st husband was a Soper? Possible Kingsclere connection as grandson Arthur Smith bp 11 Dec, Hartley Wintney. source : [Sarah Soper m.William Stevens 4 Oct 1819, B'stoke (igi)] : from Rod Smith, James's gg grandson source

James Soaper of Portsea, 20 Apr 1799 with William Stigant Byles of Portsea; James Kimber of Hilsea, victualler £260 : 18 Jun 1802 & 22 Apr 1804 as trustee of James Kimber late of Hilsea & now of Catherington, gentleman Consideration: £380 & £420 Portsmouth Museums & Records Service, Stapleford Collection, Deeds of King Street, Portsea, from www.a2a [2 James m.Portsea to Ann PENNY 1784 & Elizabeth PAINE 1797] : James d.1819

Thomas Soper, apprenticed to James Ubsdall, taylor 12 Nov 1800 at Winchester, Hants; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

Sarah Soper a spinster of Kingsclere. Administration 1800 ref 1800AD/64 on microfiche Hants RO : [perhaps b.1733 to John/Elizabeth? (SG's tree)]

John Sopher of Hoddington, Upton Grey [ 4m SE Basingstoke] 'Release & appointment in fee' from Mary Susanna & Harriott Burch, a messuage called Sparrows, Upton Grey & 2a adjoining, called Hoddington Meadows, 23 Nov 1827 Hants RO ref50M63/B70/71. 29 Mar 1800 : [John m.Ann Clark 1785]

William Soper agreement for lease of property in Basingstoke to William Soper 1801 : ref44M69/E13/7/39 : Jervoise family of Herriard's records : Hants RO [see 1803]

James Soper occupied a cottage & garden in St Laurence Wootton, Manor of Manydowne, (nr.Basingstoke) part of 72a estate with abt.6 homes top be sold; 'Hampshire Chronical'. 21 Dec 1801

James Soper Order to officers of Lymington to reimburse the county treasurer of Middlesex, money paid for the support of the wife & 2 children of James Soper, the substitute for William Plaskett of Lymington. 4 Oct 1802 : Lymington parish overseers, militia papers : ref 42M75/PO6/8/1 Hants RO : [So did James avoid service?] Also 6 Jul 1803, James Soper, substitute for John Baskett was paid money from Lymington : ref 42M75/PO6/8/3 : connection to James Soper will/death, a Portsmouth shopkeeper 1819?

John Soper occupied a close of ground at Wolverton bounding to South, a cottage & garden mortgaged for £50; from Thomas Penton, blacksmith to Jonathon Harmsworth, labourer; 23 Mar 1802

Elizabeth Soper otp m.Benjamin Banks of Thatcham 19 Mar 1802 St Mary's parish, Kingsclere, witnesses John Reeves & Mary Fryten? at St Marys Kingsclere Marriages

William Soper In a rent account for the 'Back Lane Bargain', Basingstoke, land occupied by William is refered to ('Half Way House') c1803 Accounts of Thomas Hall of Preston Candover Jervoise Family records : ref 44M69/E18/1/225 Hants RO [see 1801, connection to A Soper 1803?] : [Soper of Halfway House 1821& 3 a pub? ]
: 1797 ?a Wiliam Soper on list of 130 men agreeing to receive Bank of England notes, issued by Basingstoke Bank; 'Hampshire Chronical', 11 Mar 1797

A Soper, Ashe, wrote to Mrs Eliza Jervoise, George Purefoy Jervoise's wife : 1803-1816 : , no date : 44M69/F10/84/50 [Perhaps Anne, wife of William Soper above] : Hants RO [from Thomas Jervoise m.M Purefuy, he evicted Farmer Soper 1682]

Sarah Soper & William Hall witnessed marriage, 8 Nov 1803 of Isaac Weake of Hartley Wintney & Lydia Monger otp after Banns source : [connection? an Ann Soper witnessed m.of a William Hall 1828 Odiham]

Lucy Soper had a illegitimate child, b.2 Dec 1804. A warrent issued in 1805 to apprehend the father, John Hughes of Sonning, Berks, miller. In 1815, information of William Ruddle, Overseer of the Poor concerned John Hughes's refusal to pay for the maintenance of Lucy's child. Kingsclere Parish Council Overseers : ref 19M76/PO7/127 Hants RO [This child was John Soper : bpt.23 Jun 1805, Kingsclere : d 1882] documents scanned here. Bastardy examination HRO 19M76/PO7/11

James Soper (c1734-1804) snr esq died age 66 of Monxton House nr Andover, Hants Monthly Magazine & British Register Oct 1804 Google Books snippet
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James Soper of Monxton v Sarah Peirson of Southampton, 1805. Cause papers: (testamentary, Richard Peirson of Southampton) : Winchester Diocese Consistory Court Hants RO ref 21M65/C9/725 : [2 James Soper marriages at Moxton 1826 & 1839, perhaps a son, or re-marriage : A James Soper 25-9, servant at Monxton '41cen]
James Soper of Monxton will Register 2 Mar 1805 Prob 11/1422 : nationalarchives.gov.uk

Thomas Soper m.Hannah Watson, 13 Oct 1805, Odiham Parish of Baughurst marriages : [connection? Elizabeth Soper m.John Watson 1806, Odiham]

picture : newspaper cutting of death Frances Soper of Hannington died aged 63; Mrs Soper a maiden lady aged 63, died at Hannington, nr.Kingsclere. She'd retired from farming business some years & since lived the most penurious manner, not so much as keeping a servant maid till her illness commenced, except her niece, Miss Digweed, whom she bred up from her infancy & to whom she has left near £70,000; Hampshire Telegraph 23 Sept 1805 & "The Hull Packet" 1 Oct 1805 Kingsclere forum : see her will : [Frances Soper (1735-1805) left estate to Mary Digweed (1761-1825), see family tree]
: Frances Soper b.1735c dau of Henry & Frances Soper nee Child. Niece Mary Digweed dau of sister Amy (1740-1784) & Richard Digweed. Amy m.24 Jan 1760, Steventon, Hants, Mary their only child bapt.15 Jun 1761, Steventon. These Sopers lived at Stoney Hall in Hannington also farming the manor farm in Hannington. Henry & Frances Soper had these 2 dau & 1 son Richard who d.31 Aug 1798 unm at Stoney Hall. Kingsclere forum

William Soper m.Charlotte Clarke, 25 Jun 1805 Basingstoke : [parents John (1786-1855) m.Charlotte d.Andover]
- Martha Soper bpt 30 Jan 1806 at Basingstoke, & 7 William/Charlotte baptisms at St Thomas, Winchester
- William Soper bt.31 Jan 1808,
- Sarah Soper bt.29 Sept 1809,
- Mary Soper bt.10 Mar 1811 (m.George Mussell at St Thomas 20 Jan 1838, 4 children 1842-8
source) [m.Jan>Mar 1838 Alderbury, Wilts] father George Mussell
- Frances Soper bt.23 Aug 1812, weaver (m.John Raverstock 23 Apr 1844 Andover Bapt Chapel; d.Apr>Jun 1872 Andover), or m.John Beaverstock (1818-78) 1844, 3 children 1845-50 b.Andover source [or 'Francess' m.John Baverstock Apr>Jun 1844, Andover (bmd)]
- Charlotte Soper bt.12 Jun 1814,
- George Soper bt.3 Sep 1815,
- Elizabeth Soper bt.30 Mar 1817 : [above from igi]
- John Soper bt.23 Jan 1820 at Basingstoke parents Wm & Charlotte
- Richard Soper bt.21 Apr 1822 at Upton Grey parents Wm & Charlotte : [m.Sara Ann Sign Harrison 1844, Romsey] a dock porter & policeman S'ton
- Jane Soper b.c1826 : [from '41cen?] ??m.Charles Coe 20 Nov 1847, Salisbury, Wilts, fathers William & Charles Cole
- Charles Soper b.1831 Andover : [from '41cen?] : on S'ton Pier collecting tolls
1849 : toll collector to S'ton docks with brother Richard '51cen
: 1797 ?a William Soper In a rent account for the 'Back Lane Bargain', Basingstoke, land occupied by William is refered to ('Half Way House') c1803 Accounts of Thomas Hall of Preston Candover Jervoise Family records : ref 44M69/E18/1/225 Hants RO [see 1801, connection to A Soper 1803?] : [Soper of Halfway House 1821& 3 a pub? ]
: 1797 ?a Wiliam Soper on list of 130 men agreeing to receive Bank of England notes, issued by Basingstoke Bank; 'Hampshire Chronical', 11 Mar
: '41cen Charlotte 55-9 at Pitman Yard, Andover, Frances 25-9 weaver, Elizabeth 20-4, Jane 15-9, Charles 10 also Sarah Bannsted 30 in same property
: ‘51cen Charlotte head, widow 66 pauper, formerly ag lab b.Basingstoke Hants 'pauper family' at Union St, Andover, with Martha Banks lodger unm 21 pauper formerly ag lab, b.Andover Hants
: ‘61cen Charlotte 76 bricklayers lab widow, at Pitmans Rd, Andover b.Overton, Hants; son Charles age?, bricklayers lab b.Andover also boarder Caroline Holt 27 b.Andover : [d.not vis bmd]
: Charlotte d.8 July 1864 Andover wife of William Soper: (Fran holds death cert from british-genealogy.com) : [d.Jul>Sep]
: ‘71cen Charles Soper 45unm bricklayer, b.Overton; at High St, Andover; boarding with Edwin Baverstock 24 coach [?] wife Sarah 25, Alfred 1 all b.Andover, father John 60 builder b.London & wife Francis 46 b.Winchester : scan

William Soper had a 'Licence of alienation' [transfer of ownership] : Tidgrove Warren, Kingsclere, Hants from 'Dean & Canons' of Windsor : 25 June 1806 : Hants records at Wilts Record Office : ref 212A/38/78/5 www.a2a
William Soper assigned lease of Tidgrove Warren, Kingscleer, Hants to Henry Reeves of Newbury, Berks : 1 Sept 1806 : Hants records at Wilts Record Office : ref 212A/38/78/7 www.a2a [see 1786 & 1665]

George Soaper (c1774-1848) m.Mary Branson 9 Oct 1806 St Faith, Havant, [assume George references below]
- Mary Branson Soaper b.11 Jul 1807; bpt.29 Nov, St.John, Portsea [witnessed sister's m.1834] m.8 Oct
1840, at Stoke nr Guildford, to Charles Alexander Parson widowed surgeon of Godalming, Surrey; '51cen in Godalming 3 children 7-13
- Elizabeth Ann Soaper b.9 Mar 1810; bpt.22 Mar, St.John, Portsea
- George Henry Soaper b.2 Apr 1811; bpt.11 Apr, St.John, Portsea [??ancestry has a George Henry Soaper d.1811]
- Sarah Meier Soaper (or Muir?) b.26 Jun 1813; bpt 29 Aug; m.Charles Ewen Deacon, a Southampton solicitor 5 Sep 1835 Stoke; 'b.16 Jul 1812?; d.27 Oct 1862, age 49 [Mrs Deacon chose spot for Lordswood, Shirley & designed the house. 2 sons & 5 dau see]
: 1788 apprenticed to Jos Bettesworth, attorney 11 Mar at Portsea, Hants; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan
: 1794 'of Portsea' translated 1794, a 1585, charter to the abbots of Titchfield : [though a George Soaper of Southampton's will 1797 (??father?) (also a George Soaper a Portsea hay dealer (c1799-1870) d.Gosport unlikely, but possibly some refs below belong to him)]
: 1806 an attorney, apprenticed William Allen jnr, 17 Dec 1806 at Portsea, Hants scan
: 1807 an attorney of Portsea subscribed to 'Finis pyramidis' [about Egyption Pyramid] by Thomas Gabb pub.1806
: 1807 a Master Extraordinary in the High Court of Chancery. 7 Feb 1807, [speculate father?] ; 'of Portsea' Southampton judge 1809 ; solicitor & church business 1813
: 1810 Mr Sopper solicitor of Portsea can be applied to for sums of £750 to £1400 on good freehold security; Hants Telegraph 16 Aprnewspapers.bl.uk
: 1816 George & 23 Portsea residents, signed request to Portmouth Mayor to hold meeting to arrange subscription for relieving the poor; 'Hampshire Chronicle', 23 Dec
: 1817 a committee 1817 preparing address from Portsea, celebrating Prince Regent's return to health
: 1820 kissed the king's hand 1820, on royal yacht 'Royal George' anchored off Spithead
: 1826 home Elm Grove, Southsea 1826, wells found on his property
: 1828 Soapers name on the foundation stone of New College in dock-yard for educating shipwright apprentices 1828
: 1828 George Elm Grove, Southsea, subscribed to "Chronicles of Portsmouth' pub.1828 source
: 1831 George, attorney, Sir Curtis & Mr Atkins, Wilder, Poulden; bankers, the most active local Tories against Tory election Reform Act that followed S.Eng's Swing marches, but 'an anti-reform petition got a derisory 20 names' source p262
: 1831 George of Guildford presented a vellum roll copy of charter of Alverstoke to historian F Madden source p.112
: 1831 George, attorney, Sir Curtis & Mr Atkins, Wilder, Poulden; bankers, the most active local Tories against Tory reforms that followed S.Eng's Swing marches. An anti-reform petition got a derisory 20 names source p262
: 1833 possibly of (R & J Rand of Guildford, solicitors) witnessed will of Thomas Champion of Cranleigh, carpenter 1833
: 1834 residence Stoke, Guildford 1834, while on voters list for Portsea;
: 1837 George a Portsmouth solicitor, had retired to Guildford when dau Sarah m.1837 George Soaper's armorial bookplate
: 1839 'of Portsea', bought book of sermons 1839
: 1839 G Soaper of Stoke & Mrs Soaper of Guilford, subscribed to 'Sermon' by Rev Charles Neat, curate of Hatfield, Herts, pub.LON 1839
: 1839 privately reprinted 6 copies of 'The Institution of a Gentleman' 1839 for distribution among his friends; &/or '100 copies printed, for presentation only' : He placed advert in 1839 'Whittingham's London' for his reprint of this 1555 book openlibrary.org
: 1839? George book collector from Stoke, put his armorial bookplate, with motto "Esse quam videri" ['To be, rather than to seem' wiki] on front free endpaper of 'The institution of a gentleman' by William Higford esq; pub.1660 source & signed a copy to R C Hussey 1841 source : [Image right; See Soper arms]
- Other books Soaper imprinted;
- 'Testamentum nouum. Erasmus' latin pub.1522 source
- 'Book of Hours' (latin & french), illuminated manuscript on vellum pub.c1460 Paris
- Soaper, collected autographs. His address added to letter of Sir Philip Sidney, poet 'one of the rarest literary autographs ever for sale' [until Mr Soaper defaced it?] source
: 1839 supporting income tax 1839
: bef.1840 [when m] M B Soaper drew pencil drawing of Stoke Church [Guildford] & incribed it to her father; Date [18th-19th cent] in scrapbook collection of Thomas Thorp, bookseller of Guildford; surreyarchives
: 1841 not vis '41cen
: 1842 proposed motion supporting income tax, at anti-Income-tax meeting, Guilford, Apr 1842. Won vote 4 to 1. [surely some mistake here?] from The Times
: 1842 purchased papers of [The!] Rev Gilbert White, of Selbourne; Gentleman's Magazine; 1843
: 1842 once owned batch of document rolls (inc weather reports 1768-89 [Rev White's?] & a vellum roll from 1250's see
: 1843 Mr Soper, retired solicitor, contended Jul 1843 that repeal of the Corn-laws would ruin the English farmer; He spoke after Mr Cobden's 3pm address at Barrack Field (meeting adjurned from Guildford Town Hall) with the Mayor, 3 MPs & 2000 people; The Spectator 8 Jul
: 1843 George of Guildford whom the Gentleman’s Magazine recorded in 1843 as purchasing manuscript diary & papers of Rev.Gilbert White of Selbourne. Assume the bookplates on 2 of Gilpin's books (Lakes & Highlands), with lion’s head & punching paws of George Soaper, was the same Soaper, as White a contemporary of Gilpin source http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/Lot/book-of-hours-use-of-paris-in-5994373-details.aspx [sold 2016 £266k]
: 1844 G Soper esq, spoke at creditors meeting of Sparkes & Lees Guildford Bank & claimed culpable negligence in inspecting accounts; 'Hampshire Advertiser 22 Jun 1844
: 1846 Mary Soaper (c1775-1846) d.11 Nov 1846, age 71, after many years illness, wife of George of Stoke, 'Hampshire Telegraph'
: 1848 George (c1774-1848) late of Guildford & formerly Portsea solicitor, d.27 Aug 1848 Godalming, age 74, 'Hants Telegraph' 2 Sep; Obituary in 'The Patrician'; Will 9 Jan 1849 'of Godalming'
: 1849 George of Godalming, Surrey. His will processed 9 Jan 1849 National Archives ref PROB 11/2087
: 18?? George of Stoke, a landowner & occupier of land; Surrey Tithe Record [pay for date] source

Elizabeth Soper m.John Watson, 5 Jan 1806 : Sherfield Upon Loddon marriage list : [connection? John & Martha Watson witnessed m Robert Soper to Anne Bullock 1823, Odiham] : [connection? Thomas Soper m.Hannah Watson 1805, Odiham]

Ann Soper 'granted administration to of the goods of Edward Soper of Gosport, Master of HMS Maidstone & Tonnant, her husband' : 1806 : 10M64/126 : Hants RO

Mr Soaper, an attorney of Portsea subscribed to 'Finis pyramidis' [about Egyption Pyramid] by Thomas Gabb pub 1806 [many subscribers from Portsea, Worksop & London]
- - - -
George Soaper of Portsea, Hants, appointed by Lord Chancellor a Master Extraordinary in the High Court of Chancery. 7 Feb 1807 (
London Gazette 10 Feb): [George (c1774-1848) m.Mary Branson 1806]

John Soper, apprenticed to Charles Sherborn, grocer 22 Feb 1807 at Odiham, Hants; Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices' Indentures scan

- a John Soper (1786-1855) m.Charlotte Eyres 1807 at Houghton (8m S of Andover) [connection? GS]; John b.1786 to William Soper & Martha 'Mary' [William (1743-1821) b.18 Oct Sherfield Upon Loddon to John (1718-1776) & Elizabeth & d.Hants tree]
- James Soper (1815-1895) b.1814 Andover, Hants; m.Mary Marchment 30 Apr 1839 at Weyhill, Hants
- William Soper (c1816-1895) b.Clanville, Hants; m.Jane Taylor 18 Aug 1850
: 1820 John Soper m.Charlotte Bowley 30 Oct 1820* : Charlotte b.1786** [is this correct?; disagreement here]
- Jane Soper b.between 1822-6 Hants; m.Thomas Chivers Jan>Mar 1848, Andover*
: ‘41cen John 55-9 & Charlotte 55-9, in Weyhill [3m W Andover] Hants, children William 25-9, Jane 15-9 & in separate but attached household son James 25-9, wife Mary 20-4 & John Timpkin ag lab 55-9 (all men ag labs) scan ['51/'61cen not vis]
: 1860 John Soper d.12 Oct 1860, age 74; [d.Oct>Dec Andover]
: 1864 'Charlotte Soper d.1864, Andover'* [though was this Charlotte nee.Clarke d.8 July 1864 wife of William?]
: **tree & *geni tree

Thomas Soper, Kingsclere Parish Council Overseers ordered that he was was removed from Kingsclere to Woolhampton, Berks 1807 [place of birth? Overseers could return people there]: ref 19M76/PO5/235 Hants RO

Hannah Soper m.Charles Paris, 27 Oct 1808 at Herriard, witnesses John Hewer (a church official?) & William Barlow, only this Soper listed, but many Paris's listed in Herriard : Herriard Marriages (a Charles Paris married Jane James at Herriard 7 May 1798, witnesses Andrew James, Jane Newlyn & Barbara Paris) : [a George Paris witnessed m of Jenny Soper & Charles Martin 1820, Odiham]

Mrs E Soper proprietoress of Landguard House, 44 Landguard Rd, Southampton; p.976 Directory souce : [from a S'ton Directory date perhaps 1808?]

Robert Soper maltster m.Mary Mottingly age 22 & 21 by licence 16 May 1808 St Thomas, Winchester

James Soper m.Joanna Kinchin 22 Aug 1808 St Thomas, Winchester, Hants, by banns, both age 21 & of this parish, maked 'x' witness Elizabeth Soper* : [ES's line] : James bpt.12 Aug 1787 N.Waltham to Richard & Sarah Hutchins m.1779 Steventon: Joanna bpt.17 Jun 1787 to John Kinchen & Ann of Basingstoke : [ES's tree]
- Sarah Soper bpt.26 Aug 1810 Basingtoke
- Mary Ann Soper bpt.15 Nov 1812 (b.8 Oct) Basingtoke
- James Soper bpt.7 May 1815 North Waltham (father a horsekeeper) m.Ann Rice Bishop 3 Mar 1835 S'ton; a S'ton taxi driver; worked in France; d.1893 S'ton
- Eliza Soper bpt.17 Jan1817 NW; m.1838 S’ton
- Charles Soaper bpt.23 Jul 1819 NW; '51cen 32unm S'ton waiter
- George Soper bpt.21 Jan 1821 NW; d.age 6m
- Jane Soaper bpt.26 Nov 1823 NW; d.13 Feb 1825 NW, age 1
- William Soaper bpt.27 Mar 1825 NW : [?a William '51cen 25, a S'ton labourer, b,Basingstoke; 1863 a fly proprietorin S'ton like (brother?) Richard] ?a William Soper (c1827-1895) d.Oct>Dec 1895, age 68, Andover bmd dist [inc Hurstbourne Tarrant]
: 1831 James 1831 d.20 Nov 1831 aged 43 N.Waltham, 'from Stratton' [4m S] :
: 1836 Charles Soaper b~Apr 1818 Monxton, Andover, Hant
: 1849 ?a Charles, John Brown alias Charles Soper convicted of smuggling 1lb of tobacco on his person on leaving the docks from The Despatch steamer. He shipped at steward, his 1st trip. Fine £2 10s & costs or 21d prison. Previously conviction of similar offence; 'Hampshire Advertiser' 25 Aug 1849, from newspapers.bl.uk [2nd Charles 23 in S'ton ;51cen, but a toll collector to docks so seems unlikely]
: '51cen; Johanna 62 widowed laundress, at 3 Holdens Court, S'ton; b.Salisbury; son Charles 32unm waiter, b.Basingstoke : [Why was she in S'ton 1852? Her eldest son James moved there before 1835, but he was in Le Havre, France by 1846 (returning after 1855).Was she there looking after some of her son's elder children, b.1835-46?]
: 1852 Joanna d.21 Nov 1852 at 6 Holdens Court, S'tonof chronic bronchitis aged 62 [65?], widow of the late James Soper, 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.S'ton 27 Nov) 1852, from newspapers.bl.uk : [Johannad.Oct>Dec, Southampton reg dist, bmd]
: '61cen; ?a Charles Soper 41 lodger b.Waltham, 'M.sex'; in household of Samuel Brown 34 b.Dorset potatoe dealer, with 12 people
: 1866 ?a Charles Soper (c1819-1866) d.Oct>Dec 1866, age 47, Southampton, Hants

Sarah Soper witnessed m. of Thomas Frost of Farnham, Sy (a gardiner) to Mary Gould, both 21 by licence 22 Sep

Charlotte Soper m.Edward Smith both widowed otp, 30 Aug 1809, witnesses John & Mary Seward at St Marys Kingsclere Marriages

Thomas Soaper : 30 Jun 1808 : m.Mary Ann Miles : Alverstoke :
- Mary Ann Soaper : bap.13 Jun 1810, St Marys, Portsea : possibly parents Alverstoke 2m SW
- Sarah Soaper : b.16 Jul; bap.8 Nov 1812 at Daniel St (Wesleyan), Portsea : scan non-conformist records
- Thomas Ely Soaper b.24 May & bap.23 Jul 1815at Daniel St (Wesleyan), Portsea; scan from non-conformist registers
- James Soaper b.24 May 1815; bap.18 Oct 1818 at Daniel St (Wesleyan), Portsea : scan non-conformist records: [igi]

George Soaper, Southampton. included in a 1809 list of; 'Return of Writs, Oaths of Masters Extraordinary in Chancery' : C 202/195/9 : C 202/195/9 : Nat.Archives : [see 1794]

Mr Sopper solicitor of Portsea can be applied to for sums of £750 to £1400 on good freehold security; Hampshire Telegraph 16 Apr 1810; from newspapers.bl.uk : [George Soaper (c1774-1848) see]

Jane Soper m.William Smith 31 Oct 1811 at Hurstbourne Tarrant source

Mr Soaper spoke at a meeting at the parish church Kingston, suggesting the church was not rebuilt, but a new church should be built in the more populous part of Portsea parish, 3 Sept 1813 (page 228)
Messrs. Soaper Howard & Pouldon, instituted a suit aginst the canons of Christ Church, relative to Portsmouth Free Grammar School 8 Nov 1815 : [a George subscribed to fund to build new churches in Portsea; 'Mr G Soaper £10': from
Chronicles of Portsmouth, pub 1828 : George also mentioned in the book in 1826] : [see 1794]

James Soper occupied land on the west of a plot being sold containing the Kings Head public house, Wymering, on the London turnpike road. He also had a cottage & land on the plot at the back of the property, 1813 : GoogleBooks.com

Capt Souper fought a duel, Hampshire, on Pennington Common, 15 Apr 1814, it left Lieut Dieterich mortally wounded. The Capt arrested & charged with murder, later reprieved, but public outcry meant dueling banned in British Army.
: William Henry Souper tried in Hampshire Summer Sessions 1814, crime murder; sentence, death
: W H Souper - charged with murder at Lymington 4 Aug 1814;
Taunton Courier 11 Aug : [Perhaps William Henry Souper (1775-?), b.St Michael, Barbados, Caribbean; m.1797;an officer in a Irish penal regiment at W.Indies 1806 & ?in Eng at sons birth 1800? see Souper page]
: Capt Sooper Winchester Assizes for killing an opponent in a duel, c1815, when the Government was clamping down on duelling. Sooper had a wife & children & expected acquittal or short imprisonment, but the jury returned 'Guilty of Murder'. Sooper feinted, he apologised, saying he had no fear death having been in battle & faced the West Indies climate. He argued, had he not vindicated his honour, he would loose his commission. 'Am I to get led to execution like the vilest felon'. Justice Dampier sympathised & he was ultimately pardoned : Autobiography of William Jerdan, pub.1853 [written as a 2nd hand anecdote, so perhaps unreliable]
: Souper said the other was the aggressor, publically insulting him; if he'd not offered a duel he would loose his commission, the Judge Dampier was tearful at his speech Lymington History p.273-7; The County Militia assembled there once a year.

Sarah Soper m.John Brunsden (of St Mary's Battersea) 12 Oct 1814 at Hannington : In '41 & '51cen, Sarah b.1781c, Kingsclere & John b.1782c, Great Bedwin : Both m. age 30+ so possibility Sarah a widow (or a non-conformist as, no Sarah bapt in Hants c1781*) : Both buried St Mary; Sarah 79 of Kite's Hill [Wootton Bridge, I of W] 17 Apr 1860 & John 76 of Union House 7 Oct 1863 ; from John Lewis & Barbara Mallyon Jun'08 rootsweb forum &
reply : Perhaps the Sarah Soper bapt 11 Mar 1780 to William & Elizabeth at Ashe & Deane?

Thomas Soper of East Woodhay 1814, 6 weeks before Michaelmas, 7 years ago hired by Mr William Flower of East Woodhay to be his servant for a year & served his full time. East Woodhay parish Overseers' papers : ref 27M77/PO1/103 Hants RO [no obvious birth in Hants list]

Mary Anne Soper bpt.11 Feb 1814 Winchester, St Thomas; parents Henry & Amelia; seems family in Soho, London by 1816 : [with unm sister in London til '91cen, see 1814]

Henry Soper b.1789c, Hannington, m.Charlotte Baggs, 30 May both unm otp 1814, Kingsclere. witnesses Richard & Sarah Soper (Charlotte b.16 May 1790, Hannington) : children;
- Fanny bpt.17 Dec 1815 Hannington
- Sarah bpt 26 Dec 1815 Hannington (from CDL),
- William bpt.4 May 1817 Hannington [m.Louisa Baggs
1846] ,
- Hannah bpt.27 Dec 1818 Hannington, bur.19 Oct 1820 Hannington age 22m source
- Diana bpt.23 Jul 1821 Hannington, m.Robert Hawkins Jul>Sep 1847 Kingsclere, d.Jan>Mar 1865 Aldermaston, Berks
- Pamela bt 6 Apr 1823 Hannington [m.David Goddard 28 May 1849 Kingsclere] d.1890 B'stoke,
- Henry bpt.3 Jul 1825, Hannington
- Martha b.c1826 Hannington
- Charles bpt.7 Jan 1827 Hannington, ag lab (m.Harriet Hankin Oct>Dec 1867, Kingsclere)
- Sarah bpt.1 Nov 1829 Hannington (m.Peter Scull Oct>Dec 1849, Kingsclere)
- Robert bpt 26 Feb 1832 Hannington, ag lab; Pvt 60th Royal Rifles 1858-63, Discharge after injured shoulder in fall [military records]
- Lucy bpt.24 May 1835 Hannington [m.David Wythe 1858 Kingsclere] : family also here
: '41cen Henry 50 ag lab at Lacany St?, Hannington, Charlotte 5, William 20, Pamealeh 15, Charles 14, Sarah 12, Lucy 6 all b.Hants; scan
: '51cen Henry 61 ag lab at Hannington, Kingsclere; Charlotte 60; Charles 24unm ag lab; Robert 19unm ag lab all b.Hannington Hants, scan [Charlotte's d.not vis bmd]
: '51cen Lucy 17 unm b.Hannington, 1 of 4 house servants at Rectory, Cruxeaston, Kingsclere; James Bagge 63 rector b.Wellington, S.set; wife 64, son 27, house servants 13-35, farm servant 31 & school mistress 24
: '61cen Henry 71 widower & son Charles 33 both agr labr & b.Hannington [Henry not vis '71cen (a Henry d.Jan>Mar 1864)]
: '61cen Robert (c1833-?) Private 28 1st Battalion, 60th Royal Rifles, Western Heights & Citadel, Dover, at Hougham, Kent. b.Kingsclere [997 other soldiers & their families] : Ancestry.com

Hannah Soper & Stephen Sandall witnessed m. of John Rolfe & Mary Farmer both otp 14 Nov 1814 St Mary's Kingsclere marriages
: Hannah Soper & Thomas Farmer witnessed m. of William Farmer widower & Theodosia Mars both otp 7 Apr 1817 St Mary's Kingsclere marriages

Robert Soper, wife Mary & children Mary Ann (4) & Elizabeth (1 month) ordered by Kingsclere Parish Council overseers to be removed from Kingsclere to St George Hannover Square, Middlesex 1815 [place of birth? Overseers could remove people there]: ref 19M76/PO5/269 Hants RO [a possible match; a Robert (a maltster) m. Mary Mattingly 16 May 1808, WInchester] [a Robert & Hannah 50-4, Hanover Sq Workhouse '41]

Martha Soper a widow of Basingstoke. Administration, renunciation & bond 1815 ref 1815AD/57 on microfiche Hants RO

Soper mentioned in draft leases of various houses & lands in Nursling 1815-1879 : parties inc Mill; King; Povell; Ball; Richards; Soper; Ross; Godfrey; Swann; Edwards : from Tylee Mortimer & Attlee, solicitors of Romsey, Draft conveyancing 4M92/PS/82/13 Hants RO

Lucy Soper's bastard child : Information of William Ruddle, Kingscleer Parish, Overseer of the Poor concerning the refusal of John Hughes to pay for the maintenance of the child 18 Oct 1815 : 19M76/PO7/127 [Rundle on Lucy again 1804] Hants RO

Captain Sooper at Winchester Assizes for killing an opponent in a duel, c1815, when the Government was clamping down on duelling. Sooper had a wife & children & expected acquittal or short imprisonment, but the jury returned 'Guilty of Murder'. Sooper feinted, he apologised, saying he had no fear death having been in battle & faced the West Indies climate. He argued, had he not vindicated his honour, he would lose his commission. 'Am I to get led to execution like the vilest felon'. Justice Dampier sympathised & he was ultimately pardoned : Autobiography of William Jerdan, pub 1853 [This written as a 2nd hand anecdote, so perhaps part or complete fiction, or phonetic spelling? - ie, no web mention of the Judge : However a military Souper family was in W.Indies]

William Soper of Axford mentioned in deed as one of the owners or occupiers of a freehold house, garden & premises near Nutley Down, (perhaps next occupier Robert Mariner?) Papers of the Marriner family of Nutley 1816-1872: ref 46M84/C2/67 Hants RO [last mention at Nutley was William Soper (c1652-1710) see 1709]

Ann Soper of Lower Wooton infant 3? : buried at Wootton St Lawrence 26 Jan 1816 source

William Soper m.Frances Draper 24 Oct 1816, Rotherwick : [assume family below] : (connection? a Susanna Soper m.24 Oct 1816; m.Frances Draper at Rotherwick)
- Charles Soper bpt.31 Aug 1817, Rotherwick to William & Frances [igi] as other below
- Edward Soper bpt.25 Apr 1819, Rotherwick
- John Soper bpt.19 May 1822, Rotherwick
- William Soper bpt.3 Jul 1825, Rotherwick
- Marianne Soper bpt.4 Aug 1827, Odiham dau William & Francis of Broad Oak, lab
: 1827 ?a William Soper's house apparently received a 'Dissenters meeting house certificate' (Methodists), 17 Aug 1827, Rotherwick, ref 21M65/F2/4/281 : http://calm.hants.gov.uk
: '41cen Frances 45-9 (female) at Odiham, Hants; Charles 15-9, Eliza 15-9, Edward 12, John 9, Mary 6, all b.Hants
scan : ['41cen ?a Thomas 70-4 labourer, at Odiham; b.Hants, with John Sugg 60-4 lab, Sarah 50-4, Daniel 15-9 lab; Elizabeth Woolford 60, James 25, William 20, Jane 20; Henry Cock 50, lab, Sarah 50, David 10 scan]
: 1842 ?a William Soper of North Warnborough, fined 8s for sealing turnips at Upton Grey [3m SW], property of W L Sclater esq of Haddington House; Basingstone Town Hall Hampshire Advertiser 24 Dec 1842 : [If too poor to get mid-winter food for family then why fine not prison?; not large turnip heist, as 10s assault & 2s damaging tree; 'W' 9s fine for tree damage 1843 below & speculate the poacher 'W' 1844 below?]
: 1843 ?a W Soper committed at Winchester?, 14d at Bridewell Gaol for poaching; Hampshire Telegraph 27 Feb 1843
: 1843 ?a William Soper, Edward Soper, John Milam (listed 1st & also fined 42s for assaulting Mr Sparshott at North Warnborough), Wm Rivers, & John Mills charged at petty sessions, Odiham for wilfully damnaging trees belonging to John Sparshott 14, fined 9s each in costs; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.27 May 1843)[getting firewood?]
: 1844 ?a W Soper 21d at Bridewell Gaol for destroying fish; Basingstoke sessions; Hampshire Advertiser 24 Aug 1844 : ['51cen there was a Thomas Soper 78 at N.Warnboro, Odiham with married dau 24 & Soper grsons 6 & 4, so speculate his son?]
: 1844 ?an Edward of Upton Gray [4m SW Odiham, though Reading Rd N of Odiham?] fined 11s 4d, or 1m hard labour, for damaging underwood in the parish. Basingstoke petty sessions Hampshire Chronicle 7 Sep 1884, [& did not pay or new offence] 12 Oct 2m Bridewell prison, at Winchester for damaging firewood : [collecting firewood] : E Soper committed to Bridewell Goal for 1 month for damaging underwood; Hants Advertiser 12 Oct 1844 : [so tried, but couldn't pay fine]
: '51cen Frances Soper 60 widowed pauper at Reading Rd, Odiham, Hartley Wintney; b.Newnham Hants; son Charles 29unm labourer b.Rotherwick, Hants scan
: '61cen Francis Soper 67 widow at N.Warnborough, Odiham; Charles 30unm 'ns', both b.Odiham (the only residents)
: '61cen Mary Soaper 68 widow at Holt Cottages, Odiham, [Holt Cottage small thatched cottage on {SW?} edge of village, built 1503, listed 1985 wiki]; b.H Wambre, Hants; Charles 39 ag lab; b.Rotherwick, Hants [relation not vis] visiting household of Charles Bullock 32, Mary 27 & children 8, 6 & 2m : also visitor Caroline Grigg 8, all b.Odiham [51/'71cen neither vis]
: '71cen Francis Sopher 78w annuitant at Cross St, Odiham, Hartley Wintney, b.Murrel Green, Hants [1m W of HW]; Charles 51unm ag lbr, b.Rotherwick & Olave Beale lodger 60 female widow annuitant b.North Warnboro scan
: 1872 Frances Soper d.Jul>Sep 1872, Hartley Wintney, Hants, age 79
: '81cen Charles 66unm general labourer at Rotherwick, Hants : [only member of household]
: '91cen Charles 77unm ag lab in 4 rooms at North Warnborough, Odiham; b.Rotherwick, Hants lodging with Eliza Palmer 66 widow b.Odiham; scan
: '01cen Charles 87 at Odiham, Hants b.Rotherwick, Hants [assume others in household]
: 1902 Charles Soper (c1814-1902) d.Jul>Sep 1902, Hartley Wintney, Hants, age 88

John Soaper (c1782-1817) of Chapel Row buried St Mary? Portsea, 13 July 1817 aged 35yrs source

George Soper & 23 other Portsea residents, signed a request to Portmouth Mayor to hold a meeting to arrange a subscription for relieving the poor; 'Hampshire Chronicle', 23 Dec 1816
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George Soaper appointed to a committee Feb 1817 preparing an address from the people of Portsea, celebrating The Prince Regent's return to health, when he visited Portsea ('wording to avoid politics'). Mr Soaper at meeting of the Corporation of Portsmouth, he believed the Queen to be, what most of the House of Peers declared her to be. Others said mentioning the Queen in the county address to the King, would offend : The Times 8 Jan 1821 : [George Soaper m.Mary Branson 1806]

John Soaper (?-c1818) bequeathed in an 1818 will, £100 of consols [government bonds]. The 3½% interest, helped pay £1 10s pa for the 4 widows occupying the Cosham Almshouses. from the History of Hampshire, Wymering Parish. pub.1908 british-history.ac.uk [relation of a local John Soaper's charitable will, 1837?] : [connection to a London musician via 1777?]

Charles Soaper b~Apr 1818 b.Monxton, Andover, Hants, joined army, age 18 Private nr.1470,67th (S.Hampshire) Reg, 23rd Reg & canadian Rifles; After over 25 years service, nearly all in Canada, seems he retired there 1861 army record : [a Thomas Soaper with Charles in S.Hants Reg '41cen]

James Soper (1818-1818) of Wolverton Common, died aged 8 weeks, 17 Oct 1818 : Kingsclere Burials : source

Temperance Soper m.John Briant of Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants, 13 Oct 1818 at HT. Their unm dau Ann Briant had a dau Sarah Briant, grt grandmother of Sarah Garland's husband. [message Aug'00] source

James Souper bapt, 18 Oct 1818, Portsea (St.Peters Daniel St, Wesleyan), Hants to Thomas Souper & Mary Ann : [ poss parents Alverstoke 2m SW]

John Soper m.Mary Smith at St James, Ashmansworth 12 Oct 1818, children
- Hannah Soper bpt.24 Oct 1819 Ash’th
- Sarah Soper bpt.10 Dec 1820 Ash’th, m.Apr>Jun 1848 Kingsclere to Thomas Walker (c1809-68) (b.Ecchinswell, Hants, d.E.Woodhay) 3 children 1846-51, ‘91cen Sarah Walker 79 inmate Ash’th workhouse, d.Jan>Mar 1895, Kingsclere RD, age 75
- Thomas Soper bpt.27 Mar 1823 Ash’th : [connection? a Thomas (c1825-?) 56 widower in nearby E.Woodhay, ‘81cen]
Westwood tree
- Jane Soper b.c1832 all bp.Ash’th d.Jan>Mar 1895, Kingsclere
: '41cen John 88, at Cold Healey, Healeighs Cottages, Whitchurch; John 41 ag lab, Mary 41, Jane 8, all b.Hants
: '51cen John 49 ag lab, at Boot, Ashmansworth, Kingsclere, b.Ash'th; Mary 52 b.Tufton; Jane 17 b.Ash'th : scan
: '61cen John Soaper 70 carter, at Ashmansworth, b.Ash'th : wife Mary 71, b.Tufton : Mary 7, relative, scholar b.Ash'th, also Charlotte Walker 12 relative, also b.Ash'th : [speculate the ages may be wrong (should be 60 & 61). Next household William 82 formerly ag lab (perhaps father?); speculate father William d.1863 Ash'th] : [not vis '71cen] : Mary Soper b.Jul>Sep 1853 Kingsclere : [a John d.Oct>Dec 1870 Kingsclere, age 79]

Robert Soper (c1781-?), b.Old Basing, Hampshire served in the 1st Dragoon Guards 1800-1818, discharged aged 37 The National Archives, Kew. Cavalry of the Line record, WO 97/125/44: [1st discharged 1815]

Thomas Soper of Upton Gray m.Ann Collyer otp at Odiham 28 Mar 1818, after banns in the presence of John Colyer & Elizabeth Soper source [?arrested 1819?] : [?b.1795 Upton Grey? 7 of 12 children of John & Ann at Upton Grey - (nr3 Elizabeth b.1800 m.1818)] : [connection? Jane Soper m.John Collyer Upton Grey 1814 (dau nr12=Jane b.1786 at UG)]

Thomas Soper charged at Winchester Quarter Sessions, that on 30 Aug 1819 he wilfully & maliciously assaulted & cut Philip Stride, at Upton Gray, with intent to do grevious bodily harm. Committed to the county gaol; from Salisbury & Winchester Journal, 15 Jan 1820 : & committed to trial at next assizes at WInchester for cutting & maiming Philip Stride 'Hampshire Chronicle' 28 Feb : [had he been imprisoned awaiting trial 4 months?] source
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Thomas Soper (c1798-?) age 23, charged that on 24 Nov last, at Coldrey obtained a purse under false pretences from Johnathon Ford, containing 4 pound notes of Basingstoke & Odiam Bank, 1 soverign, set of faucets, powder flask & shot bag, the property of John Soper. Committed by Rev Thomas Ford, 1 Apr 1819 to 1 month hard labour. Case 61, Easter Sessions : from HRO; Prisoners in New Prison, Winchester & victims : [candidates might be Thomas Soper b.1796 Upton Grey to Joseph & Sarah or b.1795 Upton Grey to John & Ann Soper (perhaps the Ann 70 '41 census?) : perhaps m.Ann Collyer 1818 above?]

Henry Soper (c1789-?) of Dean, age 28, case nr68 committed by Harris Big Wither, 30 Oct 1819 3 months at Bridewell prison, nr Winchesterwith hard labourer, for using a wire at Dean Parish to take hares : from HRO; Prisoners in New Prison, Winchester & victims

James Soper shopkeeper gent of Hilsey, nr Portsmouth [1m NE of centre] (of Portsea parish), died possessed of £1,000 @ 71% = £710; & £3,700 in 4% annuities @ 89½% = £3,311 10s; Sworn under £5,000. : Will 1 Dec 1818 attested by 3 witnesses & codicil 2 Dec 1818 attested by 2 witnesses, : Executors; nephew, Henry Couzens*, John Loveless & William Winkworth, the younger, to whom probate granted at Doctors Commons 18 May 1819 - £200 each to niece, Mary West, wife of Charles West; to great niece Maria Adams, wife of Solomon; to Sophia Godden, wife of Robert; to Maria Burnet, wife of John; to Harriett Chapman, wife of Archibald (if she is living with me at my death); to William Couzens; to Mary West, wife of Charles the testator's niece; - £200 annuities on trust, the 4% dividends to nephew James Couzens; - Dividends of £200 4% annuity to Elizabeth Merser & after her death to her son Jeremiah Rose; - Dividends of £200 4% annuity to Hannah Gilpin, sister of my late wife; - £100 each to vicars of Hambledon & Wymering, 4% dividends to maintain my family tomb, or burying place in the church, (remainder for Hambledon's poor) & for 4 poor widow's fuel in Wymering armshouse, by the charitable provision made for them by the will of late Honor Weight; - £1,600 shared to executors Henry Couzens, John Loveless & William Winkworth, the younger; : all above in £200 4% annuities; the cash from selling annuities : (female legatees given personally, so not to be controlled by husbands);
: [James Soaper of Portsea, 20 Apr 1799 with William Stigant Byles of Portsea; James Kimber of Hilsea, victualler £260 : 18 Jun 1802 & 22 Apr 1804 as trustee of James Kimber late of Hilsea & now of Catherington, gentleman Consideration: £380 & £420 Portsmouth Museums & Records Service, Stapleford Collection, Deeds of King St, Portsea, from www.a2a]
: [??connection to John Soper who's 1837 will also on list & lived nearby? : ??connection to a James Soper's military service, Lymington : This will also in nationalarchives prob11/1616]
: [Did James m.a Miss Gilpin? *? did the Soper Couzen name come from some sister of James or from this inheritance: In the year of Jame's death a Henry Soper Couzens (1819-1868); m.1842; bankrupt grocer, 24 Arundel St, Landport, Hants 1866]

John Soper sentenced to 3 months by Rev George Herbert, that in Burghclere parish, 30 Dec 1819 3 months at Bridewell prison, nr Winchester, for "keeping & using a certain engine called a wire to kill the game" : from HRO; Prisoners in New Prison, Winchester & victims : [?a John bap 16 Feb 1794, Burghclere to Joseph & Ann (Clark) m.1785]

James Soper m.Charlotte Bowley 30 Oct 1820 Vernham Dean, Hants; James b.1787*
- Thomas Soper b.c1824 Hurstbourne Tarrent; m.Jane Green 6 Jul
1844 Andover, Hants; d.1891, Andover
: 1828 James Soper d.1828 Vernham Dean [*from wikitree]
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: [disagrees with above?]
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John Soper m.Charlotte Bowley 30 Oct 1820; b.1786 to William Soper & Martha 'Mary' Soper; See 1817


John Burgess Soper portrait 1895, Mayor of Basingstoke John Burgess Soper, (1820-1888) b.Padworth, Berks , [son of Richard Soper (1794-1863) & Sarah Patterson (1795-1850) who m.1816 Aldermaston, Berks] : [Burgess from grandparents John Soper (1758-1821) & Martha Burgess (m.1792)].
: JBS's family moved to Basingstoke c1824, living at Winchester St. In abt 9y moved to London St John went to London 1839 (in Streatham '41cen) returning 1847 in business at Market Place (engineer & ironmonger). Soper's foundry at Wote St (bottom, west side) & branch at Vauxhall Station*, Lon. Retired 1882, when he sold his foundry. Basingstoke Mayor 1888, aged 64. Died 1895 age 71. In several Basingstoke trade directories : [*Vauxhall, on rail line from Basingstoke line? (London railway came through Basingstoke 1839] : Painting right given to council by his daughters 1895
: John Burgess Soper b.16 May 1820, [(Apr>Jun) bmd district St James, Westminster]
: John Burgess Soper, a grandson of Elizabeth Whistler of Aldermaston : Whistlers also gunmakers : from Whistler's site : John Howlett Beatley m.Laura Whistler at Aldermaston 29 May 1826 & were gunmakers in Basingstoke by 1830s
: J B Soper moved to Basingstoke aged abt 3 [presumably with some assistance from parents] (estimated from a Basingstoke newspaper biog of Jul 1881 saying "57 years a resident & in business 34?y)
: John Burgess Soper, whitesmith 22, in 1841 census, at Portland Place, Streatham, Surrey, with Mary Burgess Millard 47 of independant means, Ann Selmon 60 ind, Maria Beauchamp/Bawcombe 30 ind. Only Maria was b.Surrey; scan : [what connection was 'Mary Burgess Millard' (b.c1794); JBS's grandparents John m.Martha Burgess 1792; (might she be their dau Anne b.1794?); ?a Mrs Mary Burgess Millard d.20 Nov 1871 at 135 Clapham Pk Rd, age 81; source [d.Oct>Dec Wandsworth dist]; '51cen a Mary B Millard 59 b.Wilts in Surrey; '61cen age 69]
: perhaps John B Soper setting-up or running the London branch at Vauxhall Station, mentioned in 1881
: John Burgess Soper m.Ann Laybourn of St James St, 24 Jun 1841, at St James, Piccadilly, Westminster of Balham Hill, Streatham; both signed, fathers Richard, whitesmith & Thomas Laybourne, smith scan : [Ann b.St Helen Auckland, Durham] : [m.Apr>Jun]
- Sarah Ann Soper b.c1843 Chelsea, Lon (unm governess 38 with parents '81cen) m.Frederick Stephens Jan>Mar 1884 B'st; d.24 Oct 1913 age 71 Southampton; Husband d.27 Nov 1915 S'tn age 70 (both on memorial Southview obelisk, B.sk)
- Betsy Mary Murray Soper b.Oct>Dec 1844 Balham, Streatham, Surrey [Wandsworth bmd district] : m.Lear George Buckland Howe 26 Jun 1866 St Michael's, B'sk 2 sons b.1867 Dalston & b.1872 Tooting (d.4 Dec 1876 age 32, on memorial Southview obelisk, B.sk [as 'How' - odd that JBS did not correct the spelling mistake; the Howe children were living with him '81cen])
- John George Laybourn Soper b.Camberwell, Lon Oct>Dec & bpt.27 Dec 1846 St Michael's, B'sk, d.Apr>Jun 1848 B'sk [Laybourne mother's surname] : [no son & 4 dau, a problem for a blacksmith's business?]
- Rosa Ellen Mary Soper b.Jul>Sep 1851 B'sk, m.Charles F Cooksey* Apr>Jun 1869 Hackney [both young, why Lon?]; sons Charles J F b.1870 B'sk [with grandparents '71cen] & b.1871 Chichester, Sx; Rosa d.Jul>Sep 1896 Southampton district; bur 26 Jul 1896 Southview, B'sk : [in Catholic section of B'sk cemetery
source].
- Alice Maria Soper b.Jan>Mar 1853 B'sk ('61cen scholar) ('81/'91cen unm 28/38 with parents) [see Rootsweb tree] : unm when executor of JBS 1897; (m/d.not obvious bmd)

: [*Charles Frederick Cooksey of Soper & Co, 56 Queen Victoria St, City; gas engineers 1875; an auctioneer when executor of JBS 1898]
: J B Soper Engineer 1847 on back of his 1889 coin below [presume date the company started, age abt.27; JBS returned from London; daus b.Camberwell, Sy 1846 & Basingstoke 1853]
: Soper & Cranston, gunsmiths, Basingstoke, about 1850, source; at Market Place & John B Soper worked for it source
: J B Soper aquired after 1850, [South View Area] land N of the cemetery bounded by Darlington Rd to N, Fencott Pl to E. He 1st built "South Park House" its large garden from Queen Mary Ave to Phoenix Pk Terrace (later a boys home, demolished 1980; Now partly Weale Court); from bas-herit-soc John Burgess Soper 's house, South Park Basingstoke
: John B Soper 30 at Market Place, Basingstoke, engineer employing 2 men & an apprentice in 1851 census, b.Padworth, Berks : Ann 41, St.Helen, Auckland, Durham : Sarah Ann 8, Chelsea, M.sex; Betsey Mary Murray Soper 6, b.Balham, Sy & house servant Charlotte Dent 15 b.Ramsdell, Hants; scan; source : source : ['51cen; his widowed father Richard 56 a gunsmith in Reading (though had gunsmith business in Basingstoke since at least 1829)]
: Mr Soper's house in Basingstoke, A fire at the back of it was coped with, despite the town's fire engines being in a bad state; Letter to the watch committee 14 Jun 1851; source : [perhaps JBS's house at Market Place; he ran the fire engine by 1887; or his father Richard at London St, assume he was the Mr Soper engineer who ran the engine 1835]
: Soper v Bourne, County Court, Basingstoke to recover 6s - Ordered to pay 2s a month; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 20 Mar 1852, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: John B Soper had a pencil case stolen by Ann Hiercombe, also a teaspoon of Wm Pestell; 6m prison; 'Hampshire Telegraph' 8 Apr 1854, from
news.bl.uk : scan
: ?a John B Soper passport nr.6868, 30 Jul 1858; passport application list
scan; from findmypast
: John Burgess Soper & Edmund Cranstone, both of Basingstoke, gunsmiths & ironmongers, in co-partnership as Soper & Cranstone, by indenture 1 Nov, assign all their joint & separate personal estate & effects unto trustees Joseph Scrivener Keep, merchant of Birmingham, Henry Colley cutler of Sheffield & Charles Osborne gunmaker of Birmingham for all the creditors 21 Nov 1859. (scan from London Gazette : also 'Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors' 25 Nov Solicitors Journal 26 Nov) : [partnership disolved 1861] : [Who was Edmund? an Edmund Cranstone of Hemel Hempstead at 1838-45 at Ackworth Quaker School, Yorkshire; 1 of 9 HH Cranstones there source; the family ran an iron foundary, High St, HH; souce] a soper steam engine taken from the 1862 bill below; presumably this is JB Soper by his machine
: Mr Soper, ironmonger, Basingstoke advertising for a forman, thoroughly conversant with machinery, pumps, steam & hot water heating apparatus & general smithing; in 'Bristol Mercury' 20 Aug 1859, from newspapers.bl.uk; scan
: J B Soper 1 of 18 on committee of Basingstoke Horticultural Society; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 10 Mar 1860, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: J B Soper member of Basingstoke Mechanics Institution, 1 of 29 on dinner committee for dinner 9 Apr 1860 at Town Hall for late president Wyndham Portal; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub.Portsmouth) 10 Mar, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: John Burgess Soper 40 at Market Place, Basingstoke, 1861 census, an engineer, gun maker & ironmonger (employing 10 men & 4 apprentices) b.Padworth, Berks, wife Ann Laybourn Soper 51 b.St Helen Auckland, Durham; dau Sarah Ann Soper 18 b.St Lukes Chelsea, Lon; dau Betsey Mary Soper 16 b.Streatham, Surrey, dau Rosa Ellen Soper 9 scholar b.B'st; dau Alice Maria Soper 8 scholar b.B'tk : also Richard Berry shopman 27 unm ironmonger's assistant b.Holybourne, Hants; George Gordon Minns apprentice 18 & nephew Thomas Robert Walker* 14 b.Durham : [*a Sarah Soper m.Thomas Walker, Apr>Jun 1848, Kingsclere : but not the link? as JBS had no matching sister?]
: John Burgess Soper & Edmund Cranstone, gunsmiths, gas fitters, ironmongers, whitesmiths & bell hangers, at Basingstoke, under the firm of Soper & Cranstone has been this day dissolved by mutual consent. 9 Apr 1861 (
London Gazette 16 Apr scan)
: Erasmus John Burgess Soper b.Apr>Jun.1862 Christchurch, Hants : [connection? speculate son JBS or his 2 brothers?]
: John Burgess Soper, an engineer of Basingstoke, did ironwork repair work on a secure paper drier of Mr Portal's paper mills at Laverstoke. He gave evidence while the court investigated bank note paper theft by an employee in a large forgery trial at Mansion House. He made a model of the rooms in the mill for the court : from The '- Times 5 Nov 1862 151/746n
: John Burgess Soper 1 of 4 overseers of the poor appointed at The Vestry Room, Basingstoke; in ''Morning Post" (pub.Lon) 7 Apr 1863?, from news.bl.uk; scan
: J B Soper a picture of a 30mm coin like token, made by J B Soper Engineer, Basingstoke. In a 2002 auction target price £18-£25 1862 :
source [His 1888 coin says he started 1847, so perhaps this celebrated 15 years?] : [The figure of back is Basingstoke emblem, see JBS wearing Mayoral pendant] : see photo on right
: The Basingstoke Iron Works & Steam Engine Manufactory, 'Bot' of J B Soper; Practical Engineer; General Furnishing & Builders Ironmonger, manufacture of kitchen ranges, registers, stoves & grates; wrought iron railings, ornamental gates; bell hanger, locksmith, gas fitter; copper, zinc, tin & iron plate worker; bath on sale or hire; conservatories & builders of every description, heated by hot water; Gas engineers, small gas works erected by experienced workmen; Steam engine mfrs, agricultural implements of every descripton; Guns manufactured on the premises; Hydraulic engines & pumps manufactured & fixed : [above transcribed from 1862 Bill heading, scaned below : Assume it is an image of JSB on this bill (shown above right)]
: ?an Ann Soper assaulted at Stratfordsaye by Daniel Gains labourer of Bramley; fine 10s inc costs at County Petty Sessions, Basingstoke 14 Mar 1863; in Hampshire Advertiser, from news.bl.uk; scan : [perhaps Ann 46, wife of JBS, but in '61cen another Ann at Basingstoke, age 63 at Worting]
: Messrs. John Burgess Soper, E S Adams, Thomas Burberry & Charles, J Jacob appointed overseers of the poor by the Justices; The Hampshire Advertiser, Southampton, 11 Apr 1863. from 19thC British Library Newspapers
: J B Soper general engineer, Basingstoke, [assume c1864] gave 6y apprenticship to Charles George Major (1851-1917) b.Basingstoke. The firm later changed name to P & W Hobbs Iron Works. A draughtsman at a London telegraph works 1870.
obit
: Mr Soper of Basingstoke arranged the whole of the lighting of New Corn Exchange, Wate St, Basingstoke & also submitted plans for heating the building, which, however, have not been carried out; 350 sat down to dinner to celebrate its opening; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 25 Feb 1865, from news.bl.uk; scan : [JBS's a gas engineer, but also his younger brother Giles Ching a gasfitter bunkrupt in Lon 1864 but with JBS '71cen]
: Messrs Soper & Hobbs, Basingstoke, Reading Ironworks Co, exhibited products at N.Hants Agricultural Society annual society at Winchester; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 3 Jun 1865,
scan
J B Soper ironfounder, witness at Basingstoke inquest on 3 men killed by a boiler exposion on a farm [not his]. He explained it was caused by excess pressure.; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 18 Nov 1865, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: Messrs Soper & Hobbs of Basingstoke exibited a selection of implements & machinery at at Hants & Berks Agricultural Society show at Reading; in 'Nottingham Guardian' 29 Jun 1866, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: dau Betsey Mary Soper m.Lear George Buckland Howe 26 Jun 1866 at St. Michael's, Basingstoke [she d.4 Dec 1876, age 32]
: Soper v Pritchard; J B Soper, ironmonger to recover £14 2s 7d owed by Henry & George Pritchard, carpenters; Henry a bankrupt May 1866 but quote was to Pritchard & son, so bill to be paid with costs;
scan [see]
: J B Soper 1st entered Basingstoke town council 1866; source
: Soper alderman on ¼ly Basingstoke burial board; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 6 Apr 1867;
scan & at special meeting of town council to settle threatened legal action for town clock, agreed the £110 should be paid; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 25 May 1867; scan
: J B Soper a meet of The Oddfellows' & Forester's Societies, Basingstoke [similar to Freemasons] marched wearing either blue or green sashes, with mounted band & banners to The Wheatsheaf for 1pm meal for 200 with speaches & toasts; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 13 Jul 1867, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: J B Soper exhibited implements & machinery Hants & Berks Agricultural Society's 6th annual meet, at Fair Field, Basingstoke, abt 5,000 attended the show. He attended 4pm dinner for 170 at Town Hall following; No cattle allowed as dreaded, foot & mouth desease that was spreading from Europe; in 'Jackson's Oxford Journal' 15 Jun 1867;
scan & 'Hampshire Advertiser' 1 Jun scan
: Photo right; of the Soper brothers; Giles Ching Soper (1828-94); Richard Coltman Soper (1821-88); John Burgess Soper (1820-88) & William Soper (1836-87) : several copies on www 1 from Nigel Soper 'nigsdylan' in ancestry.com
: Soper & Hobbs Basingstoke Iron Works, General Engineers & Iron Founders. Agents for Ransomes & Sims* 1867 : Bill of Sale at Basingstoke Willis Museum :
source : [sold agricultural machines & steam engines]
: Messrs Soper & Hobbs, engineers of Basingstoke; partnership disolved; in 'Daily News' (pub.Lon), 16 Jan 1867, from news.bl.uk; scan
: Alderman Soper at quarterly meeting of Basingstoke, council in debt, £1,000 overdraft approved; 9 Feb 1867 in 'Hampshire Advertiser' ;
scan
: J B Soper 1 of 4 councillors, retiring, all re-elected; J B S also on Basingstoke Burial Board; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 9 Nov 1867,;
scan
: Messrs Soper & Hobbs, Basingstoke employed John Coldrey who mysteriously left home, Basingstoke & not heard of since. Had a strange manner for some time. 5ft 2in age 25; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 9 Nov 1867;
scan
: J B Soper General Furnishing & Builders Ironmongers, Basingstoke Iron Works & Steam Engine Factory, at Wote St, 1867 : Basingstoke Willis Museum : Bill of Sale
: J B Soper had an iron works in the old Station Rd which ran uphill from Brook St to the railway station. It is now under the modern Anvil Centre : The canal spur gave goods access to London. The canal is currently part restored & stops 5m short of Basingstoke at collapsed Greywell Tunnel.
: J B Soper owned an iron foundry on Basingstoke Wharf – where Basingstoke Canal came to an end, now the bus station site, Festival Place.
: John Burgess Soper received conveyance from Thomas May & John May [brewers] of property & land in Richmond Rd [Basingstoke] 1867? (called 'The Leas' when sold 1934) Hants Record Ofice : ref 63M83/B4/66 : (similar ref about 1 & 2 Soper Grove, 1938, 63M83/B1/448)
: John Burgess Soper & Philip Hobbs, in business as engineers, gunsmiths & gas fitters, at Wote St, Basingstoke, Hants, was dissolved by mutual consent 1 Jan 1867; the business carried on by Philip Hobbs (
London Gazette 15 Jan)
: Mr Soper a councillor, 1 of 10 at quarterly meeting of Basingstoke Town Council 9 Feb; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 9 Feb 1867, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan]
: Misses Soper at 5 Beresford Terrace in weekly Southsea Visitors List (also there Capt & Mrs Tucker) [Street seem to be naval lodgings as] as Capt Chempney at nr1; Capt Stirke nr2; Capt Norcock nr4; Capt Grant nr6; & Col Mechin in Rd; 30y ago Southsea was a dismal half-pay suburb, a poor street of starveling shops & odorous back slum, bounded by marsh; abt 12y since it woke up to its magnificent beach & finest bathing & now few watering places can parallel & no houses now remain unlet; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 12 Sep 1868, from
news.bl.uk; scan; [still on list to 14 Nov]: [a Miss Soper staying in Southsea Oct 1869 to at least Dec 1870, so a lodger not a holidaymaker]
: Mr Soper on council & special committee to consider enlarging court facilities. Also on council's watch Committee. Part of Sopers's land being considered for purchase to enlarge cemetery; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 4 Apr 1868;
scan
: Councillor Soper, Basingstoke council meeting (Mayor, 3 aldermen & 7 councillors). Committee to consider buying part of Soper's land for expanding cemetery considered it not expedient; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 13 Jun 1868, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: J B Soper on Basingstoke council 5 Dec to establish a volunteer fire brigade (21 men) & repair the engines; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 5 Dec 1868;
scan
: Councillor Soper 1 of 4 aldermen & councillors at meal for 120 with music which following cricket match at Annual Gala of Messrs May, Brewers of Basingstoke; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 29 Aug 1868, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: J B Soper approved the first annual report 1867-8 & accounts of Dell Free Evening School, 8 Jan 1869 Basingstoke Museum
Hants RO
: John Soper, correspondence mentions "South View Estate, Basingstoke, John Soper" : 1868 : Poor Law Board's, West London School District, covering parishes of St. George Hanover Sq, Paddington & Fulham ; Ref.WLSD/349 a2a (Soper bought & named South View from John & Thomas May, brewers, when open fields)
: J B Soper actioned most of 40 large housing building plots at South View Estate 5 Jul 1869 at Black Boy Tavern; 20 in Burgess Lane (was Lime Ave - Miss Burgess his grandmother d.1922); [map shows Cromwell Rd & Richmond Rd in estate (oddly both were Chesnut Ave) also Darlington Ave; see map source
: presume JBS the 'brother' who was supporting, with £1pw, deserted wife of younger brother 1869 : [Giles Ching Soper to Russia c1860 biog] ;
: Mr Soper at Town Hall meeting Wed for proposed industrial exhibition, 2 people per parish in Basingstoke to be appointed; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 6 Feb 1869; scan
J B Soper v Great Western Railway in cases when assizes commence Saturday; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 10 Jul 1869, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: Councillor Soper, 1 of 7 aldermen at Basingstoke Town Council meeting. He proposed a £5 tombstone erected for Mr Hacker, town crier, but lost on vote; in 'Hampshire Advertiser'; from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan [?speculate Soper not over-popular in council]
: John B Soper, an engineer & ironmonger, living in Basingstoke, gave evidence to the Royal Sanitary Commission on the state of Basingstoke water & sewage supply, 15 Jul 1869. The town had 4,650 inhabitants, its sewage drained into the ash pits, cess pits, the local river, cellars & water wells. Sewage was used as a source of water to keep the canal operating. The River Lodden was extremely foul, with very offensive noxious emanations. Downstream the cottages took their water from it. The town only had wells for its water supply.
source
: Mr Soper engineer gave character witness in Basingstoke Court. He known George Batton a builder for 14y aquitted of stealing hay; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 5 Mar 1870, from news.bl.uk; scan
: Mr Soper a Basingstoke Council meeting; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 12 Mar 1870, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: Alderman Soper burial Board Basingstoke; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 27 Apr 1870, from
news.bl.uk; scan & 28 May
: Mr Soper gave a tobacco jar as 2nd prize to C Lawes in the 4th race [150yds] of 16 in annual Basingstoke Athletic Meet ; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 10 Sep 1870;
scan
: Soper v Godden at Basingstoke Court. For £6 13s 4d, a months rent of Burgess Rd. Soper made the new road. As it runs into the turnpike, traffic is diverted & lost tolls. Godden lessee of turnpike, rented the new road to shut it up, so riders & drivers must go through his turnpike. His request to set agreement aside refused & Soper won; 'Hampshire Advertiser' 14 Jan 1871, from news.bl.uk; scan
: Brother J B Soper rank 'I St', an officer of Oakley Lodge nr694 at meeting at 'Black Boy' when Worshipful Master initiated for the year; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 19 Feb 1870, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: Alderman Soper at council meeting Basingstoke 12 Mar; in 'Hants Advertiser' 12 Mar 1870, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: John Burgess Soper 50 at Market Place, Basingstoke 1871 census, an ironmonger b.Padworth, Berks; wife Ann Soper 61 b.St Helen Auckland, Durham; Alice M Soper dau 18 b.B'sk; *Charles F J Cooksey grandson 1 b.B'sk & general servant Jane Ayliffe 16 b.Worting, Hants : [*dau Rosa m.Charles F Cooksey 1869 & had 2nd son in Chichester 1871 (so presume why 1st with grandparents)]
: Mr Soper's iron house near Sherborne Rd, used by Walter Wickens to store stolen clothing; Basingstoke Court; in 'Hants Advertiser' 1 Apr 1871;
scan
: Mr Soper ironmonger had his land & property by Basingstoke station valued 11 Mar 1870. Court case by Fox, London valuers for 10 guineas + £20 expences. Soper to pay; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 12 Aug 1871, from
news.bl.uk; scan : also Fox v Soper causes at 10 Lord Mayors Court, Guildhall; 12 Jun 1871; scan
: John Burgess Soper of Basingstoke, engineer sold, 24 May 1871, 1 acre on north part of South View estate, to Basingstoke & Eastrop Waterworks Co : ref148M71/1/5/61/3
: J B Soper of The Market Place unanimously elected superintendant of Basingstoke Volunteer Fire Brigade, at AGM on 19 Dec; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 30 Dec 1871, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: John Burgess Soper of Basingstoke, engineer, became owner (or occupier), perhaps 1872, 2 New St, Basingstoke (an old property? Improved c1772 & had a coach house by 1817) Hants RO : [sold 1876]
: J B Soper charged 3 boys with stealing peas from a field belonging to him, Fine 3d & 4s 6d costs or 7d prison; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 27 Jul 1872, from news.bl.uk; scan
: John Burgess Soper a practical engineer of Basingstoke with experience of valuing gas fittings, at Bishopstoke [4m N.S'ton], went to Slade's a Woolston butcher [S'ton] & identified boiler & fittings worth £2 & saw a lamp like those at Bishopstoke Station: A railway gas inspector accused of stealing fittings & metals from London & SW Railway & passing to a gas fitter. Case withdrawn insufficient evidence; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 24 Jul 1872, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: Mr Soper at banquet of outgoing Mayor Glover at Basingstoke Townhall; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 2 Nov 1872;
scan
: Mr Soper proposed a vote of thanks to performers when 'The Laverstoke Amateur Minstrels who performed negro music at final entertainment at the Mechanic's Institution at Corn Exchange, Basingstoke; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 26 Apr 1873, from
news.bl.uk; scan :
: Mr Soper offered for Municiple election came long 5th of 6, with 127 votes; 1st 4 elected burgesses; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 29 Oct 1873, from news.bl.uk; scan [so not popular character in town?, an outsider? b.Berks]
: J B Soper re-elected at brigade meeting as superintendent of Basingstoke Fire Brigade Annual dinner at The Barge Inn; in 'Hants Advertiser' 25 Jan 1873, from
news.bl.uk; scan : & reelected at AGM at Townhall; 24 Jan 1874; scan John Burgess Soper's Basingstoke; Map :
: J B Soper at meeting of Hampshire Chamber of Agriculture; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 8 Feb 1873, from news.bl.uk; scan : [he had at least a field of peas 1872]
: J B Soper tested Mrs Adam's scales (she'd been summoned by an inspector of weights & measures) & found they were abt ½oz in favour of the purchaser, case dismissed it; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 22 Feb 1873, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: J B Soper of the Market Place made gift of iron railings on a dwarf wall for the front of the Mechanics' Institute; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 3 May 1873, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: Mr Soper repeated his determination to resign as superintendant of Fire Brigade. His letter read at council meeting. Cased by a misunderstanding with the Town Surveyor, who had been found in error. The Council regretted the misunderstanding & hoped the town would not be deprived for a very valuable & efficient man & he would reconsider his resignation.; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 19 Sep 1874, from
news.bl.uk; scan: 'Hampshire Advertiser' 26 Sep 1874 we are glad to learn that the misunderstanding lately existing between Town Council & Mr Soper has been explained & he consented to continue as captain of the Fire Brigade; scan : [he founded it 1868]
: Soper I of 108 exhibitors at Bazaar at the Mechanics Institute, in aid of Basingstoke library; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 28 Mar 1874, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: Charles Frederick Cooksey. I'm a member of Soper & Co, 56 Queen Victoria St, City; we are gas engineers (witness in "
Old Bailey, against a customer's employee embezeling £25) 16 Aug 1875. CFC heard a conversation outside court that led him to be a witness again 20 Sep 1875 starting 'I'm a mechanical engineer of Queen Victoria St' : [Charles m.Rosa Ellen Mary Soper 1869 : her father JBS included gas fitter in his occupations '61cen]
: John Burgess Soper of Basingstoke, engineer, sold 2 New St (on West Side), 10 Jun 1876, to Elizabeth Portsmouth of Basingstoke, spinster : Basingstoke Borough Property Deeds : 148M71/4/18/53 Hants RO : [he bought it 1867]
: Betsey Mary How, beloved daughter d.4 Dec 1876, age 32 [on one face of JBS's obelisk at South View Cemetary, presume added when his wife d.1893, JBS d.1895] : [m.Lear George Buckland Howe 26 Jun 1866, St. Michael's, Basingstoke]
: A Catholic Chapel was build next to South View Cemetery. JBS was not a Catholic but offered land for a chapel as others would not sell land to Catholics (an influx of Irish Catholics came with the railways). He heard this from his gardener who was a Catholic (Chapel built 1878) source
: John Burgess Soper was prevented from standing as a councillor because of an objection about the address he'd given. The Mayor had agreed with the objection. The case taken to court, Nov 1879 (Corrupt Practices, Municipal Elections Act). Soper said his street name was recently changed & he won the case. The defendants paid his costs & the election declared null & void : ref 148M71/1/5/23/2
: J B Soper listed in 1880 directory as the superintendent of the Basingstoke Fire Brigade & 'engineer & founder, manufacture of every description of hot water apparatus, pumps ect. Basingstoke ironworks, London depot, Vauxhall Station. from source
: J B Soper's orchards (owned by him in 1867 map above) used to extend Holy Ghost cemetery in 1880s; was ‘Field belonging to May & Co’ 1858 source
: John Burgess Soper Conveyance of South View House, Soper's Rd, Basingstoke; 10 Nov 1880 : (i) Edward Percy Bates of Liverpool, shipowner, & Frederick Bellairs Thompson of Liverpool, banker : (ii) John Burgess Soper of Basingstoke, engineer : (iii) Arthur Croker of Basingstoke, gent (AC conveyed the house to George Phillips Bond 22 Aug 1894 : 40M74/E/T1 & 2
: J B Soper's scheme for a sewer on Lickpit Farm (no date 1870-1880s) Basingstoke Council, building control plans : HRO ref 58M74/134 www.a2a John Burgess Soper's tokens
: J B Soper involved in the "Salvation Army riots" 1880s, who attacked Basingstoke abstentionists. Soper & other townspeople, followed a Salvation Army procession against alcohol Sunday 20 Mar 1881 & attacked as other prominant businessmen inc local brewers stood by; The mob smashed The Gazette’s Church St offices & a group stoned his newly built grand residence, 'Hillside' or 1 Vyne Rd, South View,: [popularly called Soper's Castle as it was crenelated], smashing all the windows & trying to set fire to it. (in 1880s 'the Massaganians' had 'Salvation Army Riots'). source; The brewers faction was strong with 50 outlets for 6,500 population & Basingstoke Gazette, ‘Illustrated History of Basingstoke’ p81; The crenellated Victorian house was demolished in 1989, encouraging founding of Basingstoke Heritage Society that year : [Hillside seems to have a coat of arms on front? Appears smaller than previous house? perhaps suiting retirement?] : [this site says Hillside was vandalised on the day of municiple elections 1 Nov 1881; from source] : [Sylvaner Court now on the site]
: John B 60 at Hillside*, Vyne Rd, Basingstoke, 1881 census; ironfounder (employing 7 men & 2 boys) b.Padworth, Berks; wife Ann L 71 b.Auckland, Durham; Sarah A 38 governess b.Chelsea, Msx, Alice M 28unm dau b.Basingstoke; Mary L Lees 38**, sister-in-law 69m invalid b.St Helens, Durham; Frank L J Howe 13 scholar b.Dalston, London, Stirling C W Howe grandsons*** 8 scholar b.Upper Tooting, Lon & domestic servant Sarah Ann Malden 20 unm b.Basingstoke; scan : [*their new grand residence, was attacked 2w earlier] : [**?sister Mary b.30 Jun 1825? : JSB had 10 sisters & 4 brothers] : [***dau Betsy died 4y earlier leaving 2 sons]
: J B Soper's biog in a Basingstoke newspaper, Jul 1881 saying "57 years a Basingstoke resident & in business as engineer & ironmonger 34 years; source John Burgess Soper's tokens
: John Burgess Soper an ironfounder (ironmonger?), employing 7 men & 2 boys
: Soper v Justices of Basingstoke, Queens Bench, Westminster from The Times 15 Mar 1882 273/746n again 17 Mar
: J B Soper appointed a magistrate 1880 to balance the bench (the Mayor was a brewer; Soper became 1 of the 3 magistrates, switching the brewery faction's majority & Salvation Army could parade in town against alcohol. A petition tried to oust Soper, the Lord Chancellor refused)
: John Burgess Soper 1881 after reciting the lease, Protheroe mortgaged the said piece of land & the buildings, plant, & fixtures thereon to the plaintif Soper. Google Books Snippet from The Weekly Notes - p62
: John B Soper 60 at Hillside*, Vyne Rd, Basingstoke, 1881 census; an ironfounder (employing 7 men & 2 boys) b.Padworth, Berks : wife Ann L Soper 71 b.Auckland, Durham : Sarah A Soper 38 b.Chelsea, Msx a governess, Alice M Soper 28 unm dau b.Basingstoke; Mary L Lees 38**, sister-in-law 69, married invalid b.St Helens, Durham : Frank L J Howe 13 scholar b.Dalston, London, Stirling C W Howe grandsons*** 8 scholar b.Upper Tooting, Lon : & domestic servant Sarah Ann Malden 20 unm b.Basingstoke : [*their new grand residence, was attacked 2 weeks earlier]
: Soper accused Dr Croker (retired naval surgeon) of South View House, of assaulting him Aug 1882 (Hants & Berks Gazette 26 Aug). Soper sold house to him & they had past differences. Crokers's words were unfit for publication, Soper called him a dirty beast for such lanquage. Croker got an iron bar from his stables & pushed Soper over. Magistrates refused Grievous Bodily Harm, treating it as common assault. Loud cheers in court source
: Mr J B Soper, a magistrate for the borough committed for trial at Basingstoke magistrate's Court. Charged with committing wilful & corrupt purjury on 22 Aug. He had accused Arthur Croker of murderous assault & claimed he was confined to his house for 3 days. After a 5 hour hearing the case sent to the next assizes. £50 bail given : from Guardian Newspaper, 11 Oct 1882 scan
: J B Soper at Basingstoke Police Court charged with committing perjury on 22 Aug, when at the bench, Mr Soper charged Dr Croker, retired surgeon major with inflicting grievous bodily harm upon him. Soper said Croker struck him with iron bar inflicting injuries that kept him to his house for 3 days. The bench dismissed GBH case as only a common assault, since Soper was seen out on each of the 3 days. Bench adjourned a month, 'Liverpool Mercury' (pub.Liverpool) 14 Sep 1882, from newspapers.bl.uk
: Soper v The Mayor of Basingstoke case law quoted in 1883; The Law Journal Reports GoogleBooks.com: Superintendent of Basingstoke Volunteer Fire Brigade
: Soper v Basingstoke Corporation (10 Nov) Edward Ryde retained in this case. From his diary when aged 62-3 (c1883) : from exploringsurreyspast : [Soper was litigeous. A Winchester Assizes libel won him £50 & followed a deformation case against the borough surveyor source]
: dau Sarah A Soper m.Frederick Stevens 7 Jan 1884 at St. Michael's, Basingstoke [she d.4 Dec 1931, age 71]
: John Burgess Soper mortgages 1884 & 1891 to Col Henry Holmes Coscobadie RA (retd) of Stamford, Lincs : Land bounded by N South View House, on S by Soper Gove (120' frontage) & W by Vyne Rd (115' frontage). The mortgage mentioned in a title document of Henry George Bradford, 1926 : 63M83/B1/239 Hants RO; ['Costobadie v Soper' 1896 after JBS's death to reclaim debt from executors]
: J B Soper owned 11 New Terraced Cottages, Soper Grove, South View : 2 Sept 1885 : Basingstoke Council, building control plans : HRO ref 58M74/36 www.a2a He also built 4 terraced houses 'South Vale' Soper Grove HRO 58M74/40 : [after his death in 1899, 16 others & 2 shops built in Soper Grove]
: John Burgess Soper, ironmonger, apparently instrumental in the development of South View, Basingstoke. His name in Burgess Rd, Soper Rd & Soper Grove. Built Gladstone Villas 1886 & Hillside, his own large residence late 1870's (now site is Sylvaner Court). He offered several sites between Darlington Rd & the cemetery for the Catholic church of the Holy Ghost, Sherborne Rd, c1902. This would seem to indicate that he was a primary landowner in the area, although there is little evidence as to which, if any of the other buildings, he was responsible for constructing. source
: John Burgess Soper, built Gladstone Villas in 1886, source [Soper supported Gladstone's Liberal party, prime minister 1868-74 1880-5, 1886 & 1892-4]
: John Burgess Soper with white beard; Superintendent of 17 members of Basingstoke Volunteer Fire Brigade, at Corn Exchange 1887. Members raised by bugle, fire engine hauled by hand, or horses if not local source : [cropped photo on right]
: John Burgess Soper, elected, Mayor of Basingstoke, for 1 year, a supporter of William Gladston's Liberal party, 9 Nov 1888; from The Times 10 Nov 331/746n
: J B Soper Engineer issued a token to commemorate he was Mayor for year, 1888 to 1889. 31mm dia, showing St Michael slaying the dragon [from Basingstoke Arms] & on the other side a steam lathe with large flywheel. Soper issued 3 different types, with some types struck in several metals/finishes, around 6 different varieties possible (from e-bay) see right. [He'd be 68, so old for the time, & 22y since 1st on council; Speculate his spat with town's powerful brewing faction one reason?]
: John Burgess Soper of Basingstoke, retired ironmonger, sold, 15 Jun 1891, 1 acre of freehold land on the South View Estate to The Corporation of Basingstoke : With plan, ref 148M71/4/21/31 J B Soper established 2 almshouses, Chapel St, Basingstoke 1891 :
: John Burgess Soper established 2 almshouses 1891, by Chapel St, just below right-hand side of railway bridge. They were demolished Sep 1965. basingstokegazette; photo on right
: John B Soper 70 retired mechanical engineer, gun smith ext at 5 Vyne Rd, Basingstoke, b.Padworth, Berks; wife Ann Soper 81 b.St Helen, Auckland, Durham & dau Alice M Soper 38unm, b.Basingstoke. with Mary E Tullett 20 unm servant : 1891 census; scan
: wife Ann Soper died: monument inscription "Ann 52½ years, beloved wife of John Burgess Soper of Hillside, Basingstoke, born St Helen, Auckland, Durham 15 Jun 1809 d.6 Dec 1893 'She looked well to the paths of her house and hath not eaten bread idle, her children rose up & called her blessed, her husband and he praized her' Proverbs Ch26" : [?perhaps an idea of JBS's character from his inscription - proud she was from Durham, proud of his address, prowd of wife's housework & no snobbery about of wife's age] : (Ann died at Hillside, Vyne Rd, Basingstoke of influenza source)
: John Burgess Soper of Basingstoke, Hants Esq, died abt Mar 1895. Claims on estate to be sent by 1 Jun 1897. Executors Alice Maria Soper spinster [JBS's dau] & Charles Frederick Cooksey [husband of JBS's dau Rosa who d.1896] (monument on right : (he left National Probate records)
: John Burgess Soper d.24 Mar 1895, esq of Hillside, Basingstoke, Hants; probate London 27 May 1896 to Alice Maria Soper spinster, Charles Frederick Cooksey, auctioneer; estate £598 12s 3d; from Probate Calender, scan
John Burgess Soper d.Apr>Jun 1895, Basingstoke, age 74 [from bmd] : Died of diabetes & repeated strokes of paralysis source : His monument [on right] in says "Justice of the Peace, Mayor & Alderman of this Borough, died 24 Mar 1895 age 74 years 'A good life has a number of days, but a good name shall continue for ever',"; Buried in non-conformist part of cemetery : [his dau Roas in the Catholic section of cemetery source].
: John Burgess Soper's portrait given to the council by his daughters 1895; source; painting c.1895, Oil on canvas, 55x43.2cm; see painting detail at top of this biog; or click here : [as 'c.1895' assume undated, so speculate painted when he was mayor 1889-9, when 69 & had the regalia; but equal speculation it was done after his death from photos]
: Soper v Mayor of Basingstoke (2 CPD, 440) cited as a case law in a case about elections & votes : from The Times 24 Apr 1895 413/746n
: Soper Road, Soper Grove & Burgess Road, Basingstoke with 31 plots of building land & 1895 sale with 'Hill Side' house with 2½a & 'Celtesbury' house
: John Burgess Soper of Hillside, Basingstoke, copy of the will of 15 Dec 1893 : proved 27 May 1896 Basingstoke Museum ref 10M57/L228 : source [see JSB, age 30 & his family in '51cen] : [also see JSB & his son JSB 1820]
: J B Soper's creditors in action; (Costobadie v Soper 1896); Creditors to send details of debt by Jun 1897; defendants Alice Maria Soper (spinster) [dau] & Charles Frederick Cooksey [dau Rosa's husband], the executors. Plaintif's solicitors Phillip Evans & Co, Stanford, Lincs; scan; & Costobadie v Soper court notices in London Standard 11 Jul, 6 Aug & 2 Nov 1897
: John Burgess Soper deceased (Costobadie v Soper 1896 case S4329) auction in 6 lots at Red Lion Hotel, 10 May 1898 3pm: Basingstoke Iron Works with several parcels of building land & 3 private houses the whole producing. Rent abt £159pa 6 Apr 1896 (London Gazette 15 Apr); [Col Henry Holmes Coscobadie RA (retd) of Stamford, Lincs, gave JBS mortgages 1884 & 1891]
: John Burgess Soper 1898, gave mortgage to Bolton Estate, to a parcel of land part of a field known as Chapel Field on South View Estate : Hants Record Office 10M57/E82; [as after his death; perhaps part of debt action above?]
: Alice Maria in 1901 census living with Charles Cooksey 52 in Southampton as his wife. source : [widower of Alice's sister Rosa, m.1869 & died 3y earlier] : [?an Alice M Cooksey d.Jan>Mar 1931 age 77; only Soper/Cooksey m.vis in bmd is to sister Rosa Ellen in 1898; Rosa d.Jul 1896 Southampton & bur.Southview, B'sk & on parent's obelisk; a Charles F Cooksey d.Jan>Mar 1927 S'tn, age 79] .
:- A lot of information about John Burgess Soper has been deposited at The Willis Museum in Basingstoke by a distant cousin, Janet Sylvia Dormer : from relative shirley.dixon'at'ntlworld.com '05 of Fleet. thisishampshire
: Map of Basingstoke 1894 showing JBS places; (unmarked 1784 Map of Basingstoke)



Jenny Soper m.Charles Martin at Odiham 10 Jul 1820, after banns in the presence of George Paris, Mary Garlick & Elizabeth Paving source : [Paris connection? a Hannah Soper m.Charles Paris, 27 Oct 1808, Herriard]

J Soaper & A Swann, surgeons of Southwick, Hants. Partnership Disolved : The Times 18 April 1820 [a John Soaper married 1763 & a John Soaper died 1764, both at Southwick] : [see John Soaper's will (death?) 1837]

George Soper was in a 9 man deputation from Portsea who came along side the royal yacht 'Royal George' anchored off Spithead, 29 Sept 1820 (before the Gosport deputation left) The mayor read their address & His Majesty answered & they kissed his hand (The Royal squadron continued to Brighton to hear their deputation) : from The Times 2 Oct 13/746n : [George Soaper m.Mary Branson 1806]
: the Portsea deputation arrived at the Royal Barge (from The Royal George anchored off Spithead) before the Gosport deputation had left, 300 Portsea boats with Union Jacks made a line to the shore. They retired at 12 & he did not have time to see the Portsmouth deputation; 'Morning Post ' (pub.Lon) 2 Oct newspapers.bl.uk : [George Soaper m.Mary Branson 1806]

Soper 1820-1900, Penton Mewsey, Hants : member's interest June '00 Berks Family History Society

Johanna Soper spinster of Burglere (x) m.2 Jun 1821, Thomas Brown 'of Kingsclere' bachelor (x) : (neither could sign) : Witnesses: Hannah Brown (x) : William Fosbury (who signed) [took Thomas Soper as apprentice 1814]. ENG-HAMPSHIRE-KINGSCLERE-L@rootsweb.com : [connection to? Robert Soper & Mary Fosbury m. 7 Aug 1780, Burghclere (7th child, Hannah Soper b abt 1792)]

George Soper, of Portsea constributed 2 guineas to collection for The Life Guards [36 injured when on crowd control at Queen Caroline's funeral 15 Aug - 2 of the crowd died, 1 shot by a guardsman]. Soper said 'in approbation of the splendid bravery which they subdued their resentments'; in '' (pub.10 Sep 1821), from Morning Post (pub.Lon) newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [George Soaper m.Mary Branson 1806] : [assume co-incidentaly a James Soper on coroners jury for a shot pedestrian 12 Sep, verdict 'wilful murder by unidentified guardsman']

Frances Soper of North Oakley, Hants, spinster, died possessed of £1,564 12s consols @ 72½% = £1,134 6s 8d; sworn under £1,500: Her will dated 26 Oct 1820 attested by witnesses. Executors David Johathon & John Travers*; probate granted at Doctors Commons 5 Feb 1821 (described spinster of Longbredy, Dorset & late of Ringwood, Hants) Identity as Be130; Will; £5ea to David Jonathan & John Travers; 2 guineas to Jesse Talbot; £5 & a suit of mourning, to Elizabeth Travers if she attends me at my decease; To my sister Grace Doughty, interest of my stock in Bank of England; David Fowler's children share £200. To William Soper, son of Jane Soper £200, passed to any children after his death; To James Talbot of Weymouth, the remainder of my stock & money, but should he die in the lifetime of sister Grace Doughty, his share to be divided between his wife & children ; £1,564 12s consols, after payment of funeral & testamontary expences to sister, Grace Doughty & after death £200 transfered to William Soper, son of Jane; Funeral expences 12 July 1821 £100; £1,364 12s residual; (Reg.3250; No.71374 fo.45094 9 Feb 1821; R G Clarke); Bank of England Wills Extracts; *John Travers buried 2 Aug 1831 : [so who was this Miss Frances? assume sister Grace Soper m.Mr Doughty; might guess Jane a sister-in-law with son William]
: Grace Soper bpt.13 Mar 1744 Abbotsbury; m.Thomas Doughty, 11 Oct 1771 at Pentridge, Dorset (igi)
: Frances Soper bpt.19 Nov 1735 Abbotsbury, Dorset ; 2 of 10 children of John & Elizabeth from source
: re John Travers, executor; John's will mentions his, late sister Mary Soper : [page of John Travers (c1766-1831) innkeeper of Ringwood source; Thomas Soper m.Mary Travers 7 Dec 1786, Long Bredy, Dor; Mary Soper's will 2 May 1831, confirms sister & mentions estates in Netherbury & Minstead]

Soper's; The Hambledon Hounds will meet on Monday at Soper's Halfway House Tuedays; Winchester News : [presume the Hambledon 10m N Portsmouth]; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub.Portsmouth) 5 Feb 1821, from newspapers.bl.uk : [nr.Basingstoke 1803] : [Soper's Half Way House; meeting place of Hambledon Hounds 10am each day [Fri & Sat?] London Morning Post, 31 Mar 1823]

Richard Soper m.Rosana both of East Woodhay (Richard b.EW or b.Wickham, Berks) bef.1822 : [no m.or b.records vis]
- Daniel Soper b.c1823 EW ?'61 Dan market gardener at Reading, m.Prudence Willis
1844
- James Soper b.c1823-6 : [?a James b.Basingstoke porter at Southampton, wife Ann & & 7 children]
- Henry Soper b.c1832 : [a Henry 29 b.Rapley coachman servant at Deers Wood, Ifield, Sx, (ag lab 36 with widowed mother '71cen)]
- George Soper b.c1834 E.Woodhay [not vis '61cen]
: 1836, Richard Soper & Rosannah Soper age 43, in Berkshire Court, 24 Feb 1836; sentence Richard aquitted & Rosannah imprisoned : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)
: 1836, [William Soper (c1792-?) & Rosannah Soper (c1791-?) charged with stealing property of Thomas Owen, at Kintbury, Berks, [between Hungerford & Newbury] on 3 Feb 1836. Rosannah Soper (43) [wife?] guilty of stealing 16 candles & other articles, sentence 2 months hard labour : William 44 acquitted of stealing a towel & pair of stockings : Berkshire Lent Assizes : from Windsor & Eton Express : 27 Feb 1836] : [seems possible 'William' should be 'Richard' (though perhaps a relative like a brother-in-law or elder son not in '41cen?)]
: '41cen Richard 50-4 ag lab at EW, Rosanna 45-9, Daniel 15-9, James 15-9, Henry 9, George 7 all b.Hants
: 1841 James Soper, Daniel Soper & Benjamin Brown fined in mitigated penalties for playing unlawful games on the Sabbath Day; Overton Petty Sessions; 'Hampshire Advertiser' 11 Oct 1841, from newspapers.bl.uk
: '51cen Richard 63, head, gardener at East End, EW, Kingclere (4m S of Kintbury), b.Wickham, Berks; Rosana 53 b.EW; Henry 18; George 16 both gardener's sons b.Kintbury, Berks & visitor John Ebbeson 12 labourer b.Kintbury scan : [Thomas Soper widower 66 next door b.Ashmansworth]
: '61cen family not vis '61cen; ?a Richard d.Apr>Jun 1856 Kingsclere
: '71cen Rosanna ag lab widow 78, b.EW; at Furze Bush, EW; Henry 36 ag lab, b.EW; also boarders William Hussey 30 coachman & Edwin Hussey 28 groom both unm b.Greenham, Berks scan
: Mrs Rosanna (c1792-1873) d.Jul>Sep Kingsclere, age 81

Soper's, Half Way House, 10am meeting of the Hambledon Hounds every Sat; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub.Portsmouth) 31 Mar 1823, from newspapers.bl.uk : [nr.Basingstoke 1803]

Robert Soper m.Ann Bullock spinster at Odiham 17 May 1823, of Hartley Wintney After Banns in the presence of John & Martha Watson source : [connection to Robert 44 found aquitted of manslaghter 1845] : [a Robert b.9 May 1800 Sherfield Upon Loddon]

Jane Soper of North Warnbro’ buried 15 Mar 1823 at Odiham aged 11 weeks : Odiham Burials

Richard Soper witnessed m.of 'Gorge' Smith & widow Sarah Stevens, 18 Feb 1823, Basingstoke (Sarah b.1799c). 1st son was James Soper Smith. [maybe Sarah's 1st husband was a Soper?] from source [a Richard Soper/Smith m.1826] : [a Sarah Soper m.William Stevens, 4 Oct 1819, Basingstoke]

David Soper m.Jane Darling 25 Apr 1824, Wolverton [NSG live] : b.3 Aug 1800 Wolverton, to John & Sarah Fisher who m.1796 Brimpton, Berks
- Hannah Soper bpt.13 Jun 1824 Wolverton to David & Jane; m.Robert Baggs 3 Jun 1854 (a Wolverton farm bailiff) line
- John Soper b.c1829 [assume 13 (1 of 3 with ag lab-crossed out) with John Eatall 50-4 ag lab at Ewhurst], assume m.Elizabeth Jane Buckell 1858, Kingsclere
- Thomas Soper b.c1832
- William Soper bpt.7 Feb 1836; postmaster & gardener; m.Mary Ann Rolfe 1858 Wolverton
: '41cen David 40-5 ag lab at Wolverton b.Hants; Jane 40-5 not b.Hants, Thomas 9, William 7 (sons 2y younger '51)
: 1841 David 1841-55 clerk & sexton of the Parish of Wolverton; then son William 1855-1907, then his son William 1907-45 & [his dau] Ada Florence Cooper (nee Soper) 1936-81; listed on brass plaque celebrating 100y service, chapel of St Mary the Virgin source p.10
: '51cen David 50 ag lab at Wolverton, Kingsclere, b.Wolverton; Jane 49 b.Kintbury, Berks; John 22 unm ag lab; Thomas 16 & William 15 both farm servants all b.Wolverton; scan
: '51cen, Hannah 25 b.Wolverton with grandparents John 83 head, at Hare & Hounds, Wolverton, pauper (formerly ag lab) b.Kingsclere, Sarah 79 laundress b.Sidmonton, Hannah
: 1856 David d.7 Jun 1856 Wolverton (d.Apr>Jun Kingsclere bmd) : igi has 'd.17 Jun' not 7th, perhaps burial?
: '61cen Jane 61 widow living alone at Kites Hill, Kingsclere, b.Kintbury, (neighboring household John Soper 33, Jane 37, Emma 1, George 8m)
: '71cen Jane 70, widow at Kites Hill; b.Wolverton; [John 44 & family neighbours] scan
: 1879 Jane d.25 Jun 1879 Wolverton (d.age 75 Kingsclere bmd)

William Soper m.Ann bef.1824, assume Winchester
- Walter Soper b.c1824 Hants
- Cain Soper b.c1828 Winchester; joiner; m.Hannah Elizabeth Lee Oct>Dec
1856 Winchester : d.Apr>Jun 1884 Winchester, age 56
: [?a William recieved stolen wine 1828, ?WInchester prison 1829]
: '41cen William 50, lab at Giles Hill Cottage, St Peter Cheesehill, Winchester; Ann 53, Walter 17 painter J, Cain 13, all b.Hants; (Harriot Heatcote 29 fs, in same property, separate household)
: 1843?a William Soper of St Giles's Hill, Winchester advertising a stray black & white setter dog found nr The Hill, can be claimed if expences paid, or sold to defray expences. Hants Chronicle 2 Jan 1843
: '51cen William 62, gardener, near Giles Hill, St Peters, Winchester; Ann 63; Cain 23 joiner all b.Hants & visitor Charles Smith 31 joiner b.Winchester; scan
: 1860 ?a William Soper's pay should be raised from £2 12s to £3pa, for looking after the paths & seats on Gilea's Hill; suggestion at Winchester Finance Committee 'Hampshire Advertiser' Aug 1860; scan :
: '61cen William 71 ag lab at 3 Giles Hill Cheesehill, St Peter, Winchester; b.Burghclere & Ann 74 b.Winchester ;
scan
: '61cen Cain 33 joiner, son in law, b.Winchester, wife Elizabeth 28, a staymaker, b.Isle of Wight, & grandsons Walter 4 scholar & William 2m both b.Winchester in home of Joseph Lee 70 father-in-law, a timber sawyer b.Worthy, Hants
: 1861 a Mr Soper suspected paid for his vote at Winchester Nov 1861 (with another example of a Cheesehill St voter)
: 1867 William of Giles Hill, summonsed boy for having annoyed him by throwing stones upon St Giles Hill across the hedge. He was frequently annoyed with boys throwing stones & tin kettles down the hill into his garden, endangering passers-by. fined 2s 6d, father paid; 1867; scan
: 1867 Soper was quite incapable of carrying out the duties [at St Giles Hill], so his services to be dispenced with, Winchester Council May
1868; scan
: '71cen William widow gardener 86, b.Ickler?, Berks; at 25 Bridge St, Winchester, St Peter Colebrook; Cain 44 carpenter; dau-in-law Elizabeth 37 stay maker; William 14; Walter 11; Ellen 6 all scholars, all b.Winchester :
scan b: [son Cain 53 at address '81cen]
: 1872 William d.Oct>Dec 1872, Winchester, age 87

Henry Soper; case nr138 Epiphany Sessions 1825 ; Bridewell prison, nr Winchester : from HRO; Prisoners in New Prison, Winchester & victims
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Henry Soper 1 of 8 at Winchester committed to County, Bridewell for destroying game; in 'Hampshire Telegraph (pub.Portsmouth) 17 Jan 1825, from newspapers.bl.uk

H Soper esq, died at Southampton, son-in-law to Sir J D King, Bart. of Halton, Bucks, 'Jackson's Oxford Journal' pub.10 Dec 1825, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
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: H W Soper esq died at Portswood House, Southampton; in 'The Bristol Mercury' 12 Dec 1825, from
newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [Joseph Rosewell Higgens m.Kate Redgrove Jan>Mar 1889 Basingstoke] : [John Burgess Soper had shop in Market Pl, 1877]
: c1827 Ann m.Mr Soper; had 5 daughters
: c1849 Mr Soper died
- Mary Soperb.c1838, Hants; [so assume Ann's dau?] m.Joseph Rosewell Higgens Oct>Dec 1861, Westminster, Lon (bmd); '11cen at Norfolk, both 73
: '61cen Ann 63 laundress at Worting?, Basingstoke; b.Overton, Hants; also visitor, Elizabeth Paice* 13 scholar, b.Basingstoke : [not vis '71cen; '51cen]

Richard Soper m.Ann Smith, 2 Nov 1826, Kingsclere source from Christine Higgens, looking for info Aug'03 : reply Kingsclere Parish Register, witnesses could be Richard Smith his mark & Marcia? Smith her mark (writing awful) : [perhaps the Ann Smith bpt.1 Mar 1794 Basingstoke?] :
- Sarah Soper b.c1829 Hants; m.Matthew Paice 14 Nov 1849 St Mary, Reading, Berks [m.Oct>Dec]; see '61cen
- Ann Soper bpt 13 Nov 1833 b.Worting, Basingstoke; '51cen servant 18; not vis '61cen, so perhaps the Ann who m.Oct>Dec 1868 Basingstoke
- Maria Soper b.1834, Worting; '51cen housemaid 17; m.Thomas Woolford (gardener'81, retired'91) 23 Sep 1854, Basingstoke, 5 children c1856-c76; Maria '81 & '91cen Worting postmistress, '01cen sub postmistress
- Mary Soper b.1836 b.Worting, Basingstoke; but 12 in '51cen, so b.1838/9 : [ b.not vis bmd which started 1837] m.Joseph Rosewell Higgens Oct>Dec 1861, Westminster, Lon (bmd); '11cen at Norfolk, both 73, so b.c1838
- Martha Soper b.1842 b.Worting, Basingstoke : [b.not vis bmd]; ?a gen serv 20 in Oxon '61cen
- ? Soper b.? a 5th dau mentioned in 1899
: 1823 ?a Richard witnessed m.of 'Gorge' Smith & widow Sarah Stevens 1823 (perhaps Sarah nee Soper?): Dau b.1829
: '41cen : Richard 50-54 ag lab, at Worting Rd, Basingstoke with Ann 40-45; Sarah 12; Ann 9; Maria 6 & Mary 3, all b.Hants :
: '51cen Richard 64 ag lab at Salisbury Rd, Basingstoke; b.Kingsclere; Ann 53 laundress b.Overton; Mary 12; Martha 9 both scholars, b.Basingstoke scan
: '51cen : Ann 18 servant at Winton St, Worting, Basingstoke; with William Garland 35 portrait & landscape artist, b.Murbury? Berks; Mary 37, 4 kids 2-8 & lodger James Poulter 30; Worting, Hants scan
: ''51cen : Maria 17 housemaid at Worting, Basingstoke; b.Worting, Hants; with William Klitz 38 victualer & organist b.Lymington; wife 44 b.Preston Candover; James Pidlet 66 groom, waiter & cellerman; Charles Westbrook 13 errand boy & Ann Allen 16 cook b.Tadley scan
: 1953 ?Richard Soper d.Oct>Dec 1853, Basingstoke
: '61cen Ann 63 widowed head at Worting, Basingstoke, laundress, b.Overton, also visitor, Elizabeth Paice* 13 scholar, b.Basingstoke : [*?Sarah m.Matthew Paice 1849]
: ?'61cen Martha 20, gen domestic serv, at Court Farm, Checkendon, Oxon; b.Wartling, Hants; with Hubert D Vind 51, b.Sonning, Berks; Susannah Vind 44, b.Waltham St L, Berks & another servant William H Hopkins b.Goring, Oxon
: '71cen Martha 29unm parlor maid at Westbourne Park, Paddington; b.Worthing, Hants; with Francis Cable 36 brokers notary wife with a visiting student, cook 27, parlor maid 29 & housemaid 27 scan
: '81cen Ann widow on her own at 81 Towns End, Basingstoke; b.Overton
: a family researcher ancestry.com; Maria b.1834 Mary b.1836 & Martha b.1842 in Worting birth records
: '91cen Ann Soper 91 widow at Market Place, Basingstoke, Hants; b.Overton, Hants with grandchild, Joseph R Higgens 28 hairdresser b.Pimlico, Lon & wife Kate 31 b.Stratfieldsay, Hants & son Frederick RR 9m, also Horace King 24 hairdressing ass b.Cambs; scan : [Joseph Rosewell Higgens m.Kate Redgrove Jan>Mar 1889 Basingstoke]
: 1899 Mrs Ann Soper died at her residence, Maryland Rd, Stratford, age 102; S.Wales News 12 Sep 1899 [Ann d.Jul>Sep 1899 W.Ham age 101]
: 1899 Mrs Mary Ann Soper age 101 of Angel Ln, Stratford, [Lon], can read without her glasses, the old lady, still possessed all faculties, lives at house of one of her dau's. Secret of long life, plenty of hard work. Age 10 worked at Overton silk factory [Hants], then dom service; m.age 27 & 5 dau; husband d.50y ago so compelled to cook & wash at hotel. When had to give up work, moved to dau's, where she still does needlework; S.Wales Echo 6 Jul 1899; scan

Joseph Soper (/Joshia/Josia) m.Eliza/Hester bef 1826
- Ann Soper bpt.14 May 1826 at Whitchurch, parents Josiah & Hester, father labourer
- Jane Soper bpt.26 Dec 1830 Whitchurch to Josiah & Eliza
- Joseph Soper bpt.1 Oct 1837 Whitchurch to Josia & Eliza : m.Eleanor Smith
1860, Brentford, Msx
: '41cen Joseph 40-4 ag lab at Copse? in the wood?, Whitechurch, Eliza 35-9, Ann 15-9, Jane 10, Joseph 4 all b.Hants: [only Ann & Jane not vis '51cen]
: widow Eliza Soper m.James Alexander Apr>Jun 1844 Whitchurch
: '51cen Joseph Soper 13 ag lab b.Whitchurch, Hants at Down, Litchfield, Kingsclere; household of [step] father James Allexander 40 ag lab b.Down Hurstdown, Eliza 47 b.Crux-Easton Hants; Charlotte 6 b.Whitchurch; George 4 b.Haughton; John 1 b.Mitchelmersh & 5 male farm servants 11-26

James Soper Vincent, a young man of Monxton, Hants, m.Mary Coleman, young woman of this parish, only dau of the late Thomas Coleman esq of Ashbourne - by Licence 3 Jan 1826 : treelines.co.uk & 'Jackson's Oxford Journal', 14 Jan from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: [bpt.21 Nov 1833, Kingsclere to John Fifield & Amy Louisa Vincent]
: [James Soper Vincent of Cranbourne, Wonston, yeoman. Will
1867 (& 1838?)]
: [connection? a James Soper (alias Oliver) m.Susanna Vincent 1839 (did Susanna have children then?)]
:1835 presume elected to Andover Workhouse board, scandal there 1845
: 1899 James Soper Vincent Fifield (c1833-1899) d.5 Jun 1899, age 68 : neaby grave Amy Louisa widow of James Fifield & dau of William Vincent of Lichfield & grdau of James Soper, late of Manor, Monxton b.17 Sept 1804 d.5 June 1887 : [next grave Mary Louisa Fifield b.1 Apr 1828, d.7 Jan 1900] & 2 graves on : [or a James Soper, d.16 May 1849 age 38]

George Soaper residing Elm Grove, Southsea around 1826 had 2 wells of extraordinary purity attached to his property, other local wells had water of a disagreeable odour : from page 12 Chronicles of Portsmouth, pub 1828 : presume George also mentioned in the book in 1815 : [George Soaper m.Mary Branson 1806]
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George Soaper Esq of Elm Grove, Southsea, subscribed to 'Chronicles of Portsmouth'. Mentioned in the book, Mr Soaper thought an increase of population did not call for enlarging Kingston church, but proposed a Chapel of Ease in the more populous part of Portsea parish : Soapers name on the foundation stone of New College in the Dock-yard for educating shipwright's apprentices : from 'Chronicles of Portsmouth', 1828 : GoogleBooks.com

George Soper, sentenced to six months prison, for stealing a sheep skin; 'Hampshire Chronicle' 6 Mar 1826

Richard Soper m.Ann Smith both unm otp 2 Nov 1826, witnesses William & Maria Smith, at St Mary's Kingsclere marriages

Soper's next to a plot in Wolverton or Stratfield Saye parishes, containing 26 oak trees 'beginning at Soper's', auctioned; in 'Hampshire Chronicle' 20 Mar 1826

John Soper of Kingsclere, Hants, Labourer, Will Administration 1826 Hants RO 1826AD/46

John Soaper, the surviving trustee under wills of Philip Shugar & Mary Barker, 12-13 Oct 1826 : Conveyance by lease & release of Bickfords, Southwick (20 acres) [1m NW Portsmouth] freehold allotments on Beckford Green, & 3 copyhold allotments on Walton Heath, parcel of the manor of Southwick, consideration £2,030 : Other parties John Sutton Shugar & wife Mary & Thomas Thistlethwayte : Hants RO 4M53/31/10-11
: John Soaper, was one of the parties in the Assignment of mortgage of Bickfords, Southwick, 13 Oct 1826 : others; 1) Portsmouth, solicitor 2) Thomas Thistlethwayte, John Soaper & John Sutton Shugar 3) William Gunner 4) Edmund Catchlove of Southwick : Southwick Priory records 4M53/31/12 Hants RO [a John Soaper of Portsmouth b.1764 : a John Soaper of Southwick m.1788 : J Soaper a surgeon of Southwick,1820 : a John Soaper a Gent of Southwick will 1837] see will 1837
: John Soaper (c1764-1837) of Southwick, d.25 Apr 1837, age 73, 'much respected for the integrety & kindness of his character', 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub.Portsmouth 1 May), from newspapers.bl.uk

Joseph Manston Soper b.1858 [b.Oct>Dec 1857] Southampton to William Soper & Selina, both b.1827 [they m.1851]: Sibling, Charles W Soper, b.1867, [?was William C Soper b.Oct>Dec 1866] (poss. others [Ellen Soper b.Apr>Jun 1856]). Joseph a ship/yacht builders manager, m.Georgina Rachel Cooper (b.13 April 1858 Bitterne, S'tn) 8 June 1881, St Marys, Sholing, S'tn : Children - Gertrude b.1883 & Roland b.1885. from Maria, Southampton : source : biog

William Soper's house apparently received a 'Dissenters meeting house certificate' (allowing Methodist services in his house), 17 Aug 1827, Rotherwick, ref 21M65/F2/4/281 : Hants RO : [connection? a William Soper m.Frances Draper, Rotherwick 1816 ('41 cen)]

Eliza Soper (1802-?) m.William Dry (1797-?) 17 Feb 1827, St Mary, Kingsclere , both otp, witnesses Benjamin Soper & Charlotte Taylor; & had 7 children Kingsclere 1827-36. His parents Thomas Dry (?-?) & Elizabeth Tyler (1762-?) m.21 Oct 1786, St Mary having 4 boys & 4 girls. from John Lewis, Jan'04 : source, I can go back 2 generations for Elizabeth, but am stuck on the Dry's : Eliza's, 1st son baseborn, James Soper b.27 Jan 1822, St Mary, Kingsclere 5y before wedding : [speculates this was James 69 '01cen (?but mother Martha? & would be 79 if b.1822)]

John Sopher of Hoddington, yeoman, leased (to?) William Lutley Sclater esq of Lincolns Inn, Lon, a messuage called Sparrows, Upton Grey & 2a adjoining, called Hoddington Meadows, 23 Nov 1827 Hants RO ref50M63/B70/71. Same parties agreed to sell a month earlier, 24 Oct?? [John acquired it 1800]
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John Soper, of Hoddington bought Game Certificate for county of Hampshire; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 17 Sep 1827, from newspapers.bl.uk : [?a John m.Ann Clark 1785]

George Soaper of Portsea m.Martha Bailey of Alverstoke, both 21 & unm, 5 Jan 1828 Alverstoke : [nr.Gosport] George b.c1800 Portsea; 'Martha Parrish (b.Bailey) b.7 Aug 1802 Gosport; m.Samuel Parrish 1856'?? from myheritage
: '41cen George Soaper 40-4 hay dealer, North St, Alverstoke, Hants; b.Hants; Martha 35 & Rebecca Sparshott 15-9 servant scan
: '51cen George Soaper 51 carpenter at Alverstoke, Hants, b.Portsea, Hants; Martha Soaper 48 b.Gosport, Hants scan : [no Martha not vis '61cen & no d or re-m.vis >'61]
: '61cen George Soaper 62 married, house proprieter? at Beach Cottage, Alverstoke, b.Portsea; also widow Sarah Morington, [a seamstress?] b.Swanage, Dor & her 4 children, aged 4-20 all b.Hants
: 1870 George Soaper (c1799-1870) d.24 Mar 1870, age 71, carpenter at Little Beach, Gosport after a long & painful illness; 'Hants Telegraph' (pub.Portsmouth) 26 Mar, from newspapers.bl.uk : [d.Jan>Mar 1870, Alverstoke]
: [another George Soaper (c1774-1848) of Portsea m.1806 an attorney enjoying old books & politics, perhaps refs under his name belong to this George??]

Ann Soper witnessed m.7 Sep 1828, Odiham : of William Hall & Anne Freeeman both unm & otp : Banns witnessed by Timothy Hall & Ann Soper source : [connection a William Hall & Sarah Soper witnessed m.1803]

Mary Soper m.William Pither 14 Nov 1828, Odiham, both unm & otp. After banns in the presence of James Smith & Mary Pain source [sister? a Hannah Soper m.1831 Odiham?]

William Soaper received a bottle of brandy & a bottle of wine stolen from home of J T Lewis, of Hyde St, Winchester by his servant Ann Lamdin. Several people obtained wine from Ann, she got 1 year hard labour from Newry Commercial Telegraph, 1 Feb 1828 : source : [a William Soper b.1799 to William Soaper (labourer) & Mary White, Winchester (perhaps link wrongly besmirchs character?)] : [?a William at Bridewell, Winchester 1829, stealing turnips]
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: a William Soper & John Prizeman for stealing turnip greens; Winchester court, 1 month at Bridwell Prison, Winchester; 'Hampshire Chronicle' 27 Apr 1829
: William Soper; case nr99 Easter Sessions 1829 ; Bridewell prison, nr Winchester; from HRO; Prisoners in New Prison, Winchester & victims : [?a William recieved stolen wine 1828]

J Soper, 1 of abt.90 members of Hampshire Association for the Prosecuting of Felons, meeting at George Inn, Andover; in 'Hampshire Chronicle' 2 Feb 1829

James Soper Smith, bapt 25 Jan 1829, Deane, by Basingstoke (a farm baliff '81cen). Parents George Smith & Sarah Stevens (widow). m.18 Feb 1823, Basingstoke, Richard Soper was witness. From Rod Smith (ggg grandson to George) : source [see 1823]

John Soper of Basingstoke (& 100s others) obtained Hampshire game licence for 1829 £3 13s 6d each; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub.Portsmouth, 14 Sep) , from newspapers.bl.uk

Soper's Farm, Dummer; outbuildings, 154 acres included in an 1829 plan of Dummer: freehold estates. The parishes of Dummer, Nutley & Basing. Rectory, parish church, parsonage, 81 acres glebeland, Dummer Grange Farm, buildings 415a, Soper's Farm; Basingstoke Museum ref.10M57/SP365 ,6 & 7 Hants RO
: 1829 Soper's, excellent 155a farm, Dummer parish, extending from the village to Popham Lane (the Lon-S'ton turnpike Rd), arable & meadow land, farm house & requisite buildings, in the several occupations of Mr.Gilbert & Mr.Barber; part of auction, in Aug or Sept, of freehold estates of late Thomas Terry esq; also Dummer Grange 400a of arable, pasture & woodland in parishes of Dummer & Nutley, with farm house, holmestead & requisite buildings, occupied by Mr.T.Heath; 2 parcels of arable 62a part of Dummer Grange Estate; Savages Field, 17a in Dummer Village;; 'Hampshire Chronicle' 22 Jun 1829
: 1829 Soper's, Auction 14 Sept 1829;
: : lot 1, perpetual right of patronage to Dummer rectory & church, tithes on 81a of glebe land, subject to life of present incumbant, age 56
: : lot 2 Dummer Grange Farm, substantialy built farm house with character of respectability, well adapted for wealty agriculturalist & particularly desirable to a sportsman; homestead & buildings, 415a in Dummer & Nutley Parish inc 53a woods, inc Reed Lands, Reeds Coppice, Fullers Coppice & Bottom Coppice (245a tithe free) a compact estate
: : lot 3 . . . . ; 'Hampshire Chronicle', 24 Aug 1829, from newspapers.bl.uk : [John Soper (c1680-1729) farmed Dummer Grange; m.1703]

Richard Soper, gunsmith, Winchester St, Basingstoke, Hants c1829-34; London St c1843-48 : From hants.gov.uk : [in '41cen, at London St] : [bankrupt 1841] : [see also 1850] : [see Berkshire gunmakers]

Henry Soper (Soaper) a surveyor of Portsea. Will 1829 ref 1829B/099; on microfilm Hants RO [perhaps as a Henry & Margaret had children b.Portsea 1830-7, Henry made will if marriage was 1829?? (Henry Joseph Soper '30 : Robert Soper '34 : Margaret Soper '35 : Ann Selina Ellen Soper b.28 May 1837 St Mary, Portsea)]

John Soaper m.Sophia Yalden 20 Apr 1829 in Whitchurch, Hants
- George Soper b.c1820 [if son in '41cen then John married before]
- Ellen Soper b.c1822
- William Soper bpt.1 Sep 1831 Whitchurch, mother Sophia
- Frances Soper bpt.6 Nov 1836 Whitchurch, mother Sophia ??a Francesd.Apr>Jun 1840, Whitchurch
- Henry Soper bpt.6 Nov 1836 Whitchurch, mother Sophia
- Louisa Soper bpt.21 Jun 1840 Whitchurch, mother Sophia : [b.Apr>Jun Whitchurch]
: '41cen Sophia 42 grocer? at Brick St, Whitechurch; George 20, silk ? old?, Ellen 18, Henry 5, Louisa 1 ['51cen not vis]
: Sophia Sophar m.William Jones 26 Sep 1847 Whitchurch father William Yalden [Sophia Soaper m.Jul>Sep]
: '61cen Henry 22unm bricklayer journeyman at Duck St, Whitchurch, Hants; Louisa 21unm washing woman; both b.Whitchurch; in home of Sophia Jones 61 widowed ?dress? maker b.Whitchurch & visiters John Crawley 36 shoemaker journeyman, b.Hertford, Herts & Henry Eady 27 ag lab, b.E.Woodhay : ['71cen not vis]
: Henry Soper (c1838-1866) d.Oct>Dec 1866, age 28, Whitchurch, Hants
: Louisa Soper m.Jul>Sep 1868, Whitchurch (either Thomas Frankham or William Henry Waldron)

James Soper of Preston Grafton, a victim in case nr26 Epiphany Sessions 1830 : from HRO; Prisoners in New Prison, Winchester & victims

J Soper (act) to F??y 1832 Nautical Magazine p364 : google book snippet

Richard Soper, in 1830 Pigot's Directory for Hampshire, p.410 or p.467; from source : [see also 1850]

In 1830 . A 'laborers revolt' spread in southern counties. Mostly bloodless demonstrations, damaging threshing machines & demanding more pay. Conditions for ag labs described as about the worse in Europe, particularly bad in Hants under Tory landowners like ex PM, Duke of Wellington. Unrest crushed. In Hants 100+ sentenced to execution & 100+ given hard labour or transported. Only neighboring Wilts had higher numbers (most death sentences, commuted later): source : continued

Sopers of Basingstoke; stocks F & J Joyce's Anti-corrosive Percusion Powder; Hants Advertiser, 10 Sept 1830

R Soper gunmaker & John Howlett Bentley to take charge of a Basingstoke fire engine each, under director Wm Pistle, plumber (a beadle also ordered to clear the streets of sturdy vagabonds begging); Hants Advertiser, 26 Nov 1831 : [his son JBS likewise in 1887]

Mary Soper, widow of Ringwood. Will Register, 2 May 1831 nationalarchives prob 11/1785

Richard Soper m.Amelia Lenanton [a widow age abt.29, see below], Tue, 1 Nov 1831 both of Landport, (igi) at Portsmouth Church, St Thomas, Portsmouth; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub.Portsmouth 7 Nov) : [perhaps in naval news section] from newspapers.bl.uk
- Amelia Ann Soaper bpt.1834 Portsea [non-conformist bdm]; 56unm with brother Thomas '91cen (& '01cen); d.1909, Wandsworth, age 74
- Richard Soper bpt.8 May 1836 St John, Portsea [igi] m.Mary bef.1855 [Scotland?] a house painter/carpenter at Battersea
- John Soper b.Jul>Sep 1838 Portsea; builders manager/estate agent at Battersea m.Charlotte Louisa H Descryve m.1867, Croydon
- Jane Soper b.Apr>Jun 1840 Portsea
- Thomas Soper b.Oct>Dec 1843 Portsea, '81cen 34 architect; '01cen 57unm architect/surveyor at Battersea; d.1908, age 64
: '41cen Richard 35, agent to [builder?] at Copenhagen St. Portsea Town, Amelia 35, Amelia 7, Richard 5, John 3, Jane 1 all b.Hants & Joseph Mouland 60? shoe maker
: '51cen Richard 44 master builder at 4 King St, Portsea, Portsmouth; Amelia 49; Amelia 16; Richard 14; John 12; Jane 10; Thomas 7 all scholars, b.Portsea; scan
: '61cen Amelia 60m at Battersea, b.Portsea; Amelia A 26unm; John 22unm builders clerk both b.Landport, Hants; Thomas 17 architect's ass, b.Southsea
: 1866 R Soper clerk of works, for very extensive alterations being made to Madresfield Court, Madresfield [nr Malvern, Worcs] ; Earl Beauchamp's residence [he inherited it in March]. Messrs Cubits of London were the contractors & Philip Hardwick architect. Soper took the chair for an evening dinner given for 120 working men & 22 guests at a marquee in Penn Farm. Soper gave speech & called toasts, he reminded the workmen they were indebted for the good things partaken to Earl Beachamp (cheers) 'who delt with them as a true-hearted Englishman', dancing to a band & singing followed; in 'Berrow's Worcester Journal' 15 Sep 1866, from news.bl.uk; scan
: 1867 a Richard Soper (c1806-1867) d.Apr>Jun 1867, age 61 Upton, Worcs (bmd) : [inc Malvern]
: 1867 Richard d.18 May 1867, clerk of works, of Clyde Villa Bridge Rd, Battersea, Sy & of Madersfield, Worcs; died at Madersfield, letters of administration 6 Jun 1867 to Amelia of Clyde Villa, his widow; estate under £300; Also, Administration at Principle Registry, 7 Feb 1872 of goods unadministered by Amelia [in 1867] to John gent of 172 Bridge Rd, son & next of kin; from Probate Calender, estate under £100
scan & scan
: 1867 Amelia Soper d.9 Aug 1867 age 66, widow of late Richard, formerly of Kings St, Southsea, having survived her 2 husbands, 'Hampshire Telegraph' : [Amelia d.Jul>Sep Wandsworth bmd dist]
: '71cen Richard 35 carpenter & joiner at 5 Park Place, Surrey Ln, Battersea, Sy, b.Portsmouth; Mary A 36 b.Bluntisham, Hunts; William 15 scholar b.Scotland; Richard 11 scholar b.Pimlico, Msx, also Edwin Wiggins 1 b.Battersea; scan
: '71cen John 33 builders clerk at Clyde Villa, Battersea, b.Southsea, Hants; Charlotte L H 29 b.Lon; Thomas H 1 b.Battersea; also Emma Leuvars 18 dom serv b.Truro, Cornwall; [see son THS's 'Soper & Stedman' photographers]
: '71cen Thomas 25unm architect at 1 Park Place, Surrey Ln, Battersea, Sy [2 doors from parents]; Amelia 34unm both b.Southsea : scan; [Richard 35 at nr.5]
: '81cen Richard 45 builders foreman at 9 Granfield St, Battersea, Sy; b.Portsmouth; Mary A 46 b.Bluntisham, Hunt; William 23 painter b.Edinburgh; Richard 21 bricklayer b.Pimlico & nephew Edwin Wigens 11 b.Battersea {also at address, Mary Parish, widowed laundress 52 b.Kt & 3 children 14-21} scan
: '81cen Thomas 34unm architect & sister Amelia 39unm, both b.Southsea, Hants; lodging at 1 Park Pl, Battersea, Surrey with Sarah Herd 63 widow, annuitant, b.Basingstoke, Hants with her step-dau Emma Dewar 41 widow b.Chelsea & 5 Dewar grchildren 9-17 all b.Lon; scan : [Thomas 47 head & sister Amelia 56 at Battersea both b.Portsmouth : Richard 54 head at Battersea b.Portsmouth (& presume others)]
: '91cen Richard 54 widowed foreman furniture warehouse, in 4 rooms at 21 Henning St, (St Marys), Battersea, Lon; b.Portsmouth, Hants; son Richard 31unm paralysed from birth; b.Pimlico, Lon also nephew Edwin Wigins 21unm painter b.Battersea; scan : [no Soper/Wigins m.vis bmd]
: '91cen Thomas 47unm architect & surveyor at 172 Bridge Rd, (St Marys), Battersea, Lon; & sister Amelia 56unm both b.Portsmouth; scan : [next door to brother John estate agent]
: '01cen Thomas 57unm architect & surveyor at 172 Bridge Rd, Battersea; & sister Amelia 65unm both b.Portsmouth; scan : [brothers John 61 next door & Richard 62w nearby]
: 1908 a Thomas d.Apr>Jun 1908, age 64; sister Amelia Ann Soper d.Jan>Mar 1909 age 74, Wandsworth, Lon

Hannah Soper m.Jesse Rivers 1831, Odiham, both unm & otp. After banns in the presence of William & Mary Pither source [witness a sister? Mary Soper m.William Pither 1828 Odiham?]

Richard m.Sarah Ingelfield 4 Apr 1831 St. Catherine, Wolverton (igi) ['Sarah Englefield' (c1797-1855) b.Wolverton to Samuel & Mary in startx.co.uk*]
- James Soper b.22 Feb 1832 Wolverton Common; bpt.1 Apr, St Mary, Kingsclere
1832 (m.Mary Ann Collyer**) a carter/carman/ag lab (James Soper m.Mary Collier Kingston, Sy 1856)
- John Soper b.5 Sep 1833 Wolverton Common, Kingsclere; bpt.6 Oct St Mary, Kingsclere, (igi) (m.Ann Sophia Simpson c1856) brewer's watchman, Wandsworth '61-'81cen, [d.Oct>Dec 1900 Wandsworth, age 67**]
- Sarah Ann Soper bpt.9 Jun 1835 Kingsclere (?m.David Moore 15 Oct 1854 St Paul, Woodlands (wit.Richard & Betty Hensler)* ??but m.Oct>Dec 1859 Kingsclere (bmd) : 4 children 1863-73 last b,Wandsworth
- Henry Soper b.26 Sept 1836 Kingsclere Common, bpt.30 Oct (igi) St Mary, Kingsclere startx.co.uk
- Mary Ann Soper b.26 Sept 1836 - Kingsclere Common; bap.23 Jun 1839 St Mary, Kingsclere [?from startx.co.uk, but age 2, '41cen]
- Mary Ann Soper b.Apr>Jun 1839, Kingsclere
- Agnes Soper b.Jan>Mar 1849, Kingsclere ?an Agnes d.Oct>Dec 1855 Kingsclere ['61cen, not vis]
: *bapt to Richard & Sarah from igi : **from startx.co.uk
: '41cen; Richard 30 ag lab 'farming'? Wolverton, Kingsclere, Sarah 32, John 7, Sarah 6, Henry 4, Mary Ann 2 all born Hants
: '51cen; ?a John Soper 17 b.Kingsclere, 1 of 9 ag labs at North Oakley, Kingsclere; farm of Andrew Faitchen 40, wife & children 5 & 6, visitors Edward Covey 20 surgeon & Maria Savery 68, 2 house servants 16 & 20, nurse 60
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - no obvious connection with '41cen above & '51cen family below (except John & Richard both moved to Wandsworth)... connection guessed
: '51cen Richard Soper 46 ag lab at Joining Wolverton, Kingsclere, b.Lymington Hants; Sarah 44 b.Wolverton; Charlotte 9; Esther 6 both scholars; Richard 4; Agnas 2 all b.Kingsclere; ?Perhaps '51cen Sarah 15 house serv at Sheen, Berks, b.Kingsclere scan
- Charlotte Soper b.Oct>Dec 1841 Kingsclere ['61cen, not vis; '71cen 29unm housemaid]
- Esther Soper b.31 Mar 1844 Kingsclere (b.Jan>Mar) : ?an Ester bpt.31 Mar 1844 Wolverton ??an Ester m.Sept 1875 Adam Tubb, Hartley Wespall (parents George Tubb & Mary Ann Barrett)
- Richard Soper b.Apr>Jun 1846 Kingsclere ??m.Emma Amelia Fisher Oct>Dec 1870 Wandsworth, carter/drayman
- Agnes Soper b.Jan>Mar 1849 Kingsclere (??an Agnes died > Dec 1855 at Kingsclere)
: '61cen Esther 17 servant b.Kingsclere at Public House, Baughurst with George Ford 41 b.Basingstoke, farmer & victular, wife, 6 children & 1 other servant
: '61cen Richard 15 carters boy & ag lab b.Wolverton at 215a Ham Farm; Charles Bassett, farmer with 7 staff, sister, nephew all b.Chartwelton, Northants & a dom serv
: '71cen Charlotte 29unm housemaid, b.Kingsclere, Hants; at Broom Hill, Teddington; & servant household; governess, 3 ladys maids, cook, housemaid, kitchen maid, underhousemaid, scullery maid, butler, footman, coachman, gardener & undergardener all but gardener unm : scan

Robert Soper m.Ann bef.1831
: Robert b.c1830 Rotherwick, Hants
: Shadrich/Shadrack b.c1829-31; cow doctor m.Sarah Lawrence (Laurence?)
1855, Basingstoke; d.1892
: William b.c1833
: Elizabeth b.c1835
: Martha b.c1836
: Sarah b.c1839
:'41cen Robert 35-9 farmer? / teamman? at Sherfield upon Loddon, Ann 35-9, Robert 11, Shedrick 10, William 8, Elizabeth 6, Martha 4 & Sarah 2 all b.Hants
: '51cen Martha Soper 13 nurse maid, servant b.Sherfield Hants at Turgiss Green, Stratfield Turgiss, Basingstoke in household of James Pearman 35 baker & grocer b.Mattingley, Hants; wife 40 & 4 kids 1-10 & house serv Ann Johnson 22; scan
: Ann Soper m.George Perris Jul>Sep 1879, Newbury
: '01cen George Perris 70 labourer (board of health) at Pembroke Rd, Newbury, Berks & son Henry Perris 20 butchers ass both b.Newbury &stepson Richard Soper 26 grocers porter b.E Woodhay, Hants scan

Mrs Soper died Tuesday after a severe & lengthened illness (on Mon 10th, so Tue 4th); 'Hampshire Chronicle' 10 Sep 1832

John Soper m.Joanna Witcher, 22 Sep 1832 at Hurstbourne Tarrant
- Ann Soper b.1830 Hurstbourne m.Mr Jay bef c1855: [b & m not vis]
- Job Soper b.1836 Hurstbourne Tarrant, a malster lbr [b not vis] : [m.Kate Bachelor Jul>Sep
1865 Andover] : [a Job d.Oct>Dec 1914 Andover, age 80]
: '41cen Hannah Soper 35-9 at Sheepwash, Hurstbourne Tarrant; not b.Hants, Ann Soper 11; Jobe Soper 6, both b.Hants]
: '51cen John 42 malter at Pound Ln, Wareham, Dor; b.Burgclere, Hants; with James Pauter 41 brewer, malter & spirit merchant; magistrate, wife 5 son/dau's, nursemaid, housekeeper, cook & another malster; also visiting sister-in-law Ellen Rawlings & Amelia Samways scan
: '51cen Johanna 47, head, malter's wife at Hurstbourne St, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Andover; b.Enham, Hants; dau Ann 21; Job 15 both b.Hurstbourne : scan
: '61cen John 56 b.Burgclere, Hants & Job 25, b.Hurstbourne Tarrant, both maltmen, servants in household of William T Standfield 51, a maltster & Brewer employing 14 b.Milborne St Andrew, Dorset, wife Caroline & a house servant Sarah A Turner 14 b.Lyamoor, S.set
: '61cen Johannah 62m maltster's wife b.Cnham; dau, Ann Jay 31 b Hurstbourne & grchildren, Mary E Jay 5 scholar b.Fovant, Wilts & William Jay 1 b.Newbury, Berks : [Joanna not vis '71cen d.not vis bmd; no Soper/Jay m. vis]
: '71cen John a labouring malster 67, b.Burgclere; at The Dean, Hurstbourne Tarrant; Job 36 a ag lbr, b.HT; wife Kate 25, b.Frigheldean?, Wilts : scan [not vis '81cen]
: '81cen son? John 34 labr at The Sheep Wash, Hurstbourne Tarrant; b.HT; wife Kate 33 Frigheldean, Wilts, also widowed father John 77 master labr (maltster)  b.'Burcglere', Hants
: '91cen Job 56 maltster (employee) in 3 rooms at Hurstbourne Street, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants '91cen; b.HT; Kate 44 b.Figheldean, Wilts & father John 87b.Burghclere, Hants; scan : [no John d.vis]

James Soper 1833 : Army Deserters (1828-1840) : full record pay per view from findmypast.com : [3 Hants born James 1) b.1799 Upoton Grey : 2) b.1806 N.Hayling & 3) b.1809 Basingstoke]

John Soper & George Goddard drowned Tue at Highclere. Young men went to the pond to bathe in the evening. A child saw Soper was sinking & Goddard went to assist but dissapeared. Pond dragged & bodies found 3h later in deep hole. Neither could swim;Inquest accidental deaths; 'Hampshire Chronicle'5 Aug 1833

George Soper m.Martha Hostler 3 Feb 1833, Sherfield upon Loddon, Hants

Robert Soper m.Harriet Lee 18 Aug 1833, St Marys, Portsea; b.c1811 Harberton, Dev
- Harriet Elizabeth Soaper bpt.28 Jul 1839 St Marys, Portsea (igi) m.William Frederick George Mogg Jan>Mar 1857, a
coastguard carpenter ('61cen Harriett at Landport with dau with widowed mother - & William storeroom yeoman, HMS Mesey Portsmouth harbour)
- Thomas Lear Soper b.Apr>Jun 1842, Kingston, Portsea, 1887 cordwainer of Sun Hill when sisters's executor; '11cen 58unm shoemaker with brother Alfred; d.25 Jun 1916 Cowes, bootmaker, age 74 (estate £1,216); bur.Northwood Cemetery 29 Jun : [seems Robert's bro. had son Thomas Lear Soper b.1833 & his son b.1862 in Dev]
- William Soper b.Apr>Jun 1844, Kingston, Portsea; retired blacksmith when brother Thomas's executor 1916
- Alfred Augustus Soper b.Jul>Sep 1852, Kingston, Portsea; m.Ellen Bennett Jul>Sep 1874; fruiterer when brother's executor 1916; d.15 Apr 1931 of Cowes, age 54, left £477
: '41cen Robert 30-4 shoe maker at Charlotte's Row, Little Portsea, Harriett 25-9 & Harriett 3 (Robert not b.Hants)
: '51cen Robert 42 master shoemaker at 23 St Charlotte St, Portsea, Portsmouth; b.Coombe, Dorset; Harriett 37  b.Amerham, Hants; Harriett 13  b.Harbertin, Hants; Thomas 8; William 6 both b.Portsea, all scholars; with Henry Vine 20unm shoemaker apprentice b.Portsea; scan
: '61cen Robert 52 shoe maker at Northwood b.Harberton, Dev; Hariet 46, Thomas 18 shoe maker, William 16 blacksmith & Alfred 9 scholar all b.Kingston [,Portsea], Hants : [different b.towns than before]
: '71cen Robert 62 shoemaker at Sun Hill, Northwood, W.Cowes, Isle of Wight; b.Harberton, Dev; Harriet 56 b.Portsea ; scan
: 1877 Robert (c1811-1877) d.Apr>Jun, age 68 I of W; shoemaker, d.W.Cowes; bur.26 Jun 1877 age 68, shoemaker,Northwood Cemetery, W Cowes plot 13, grave 3194; d.West Cowes source
: '81cen Harriet 66 widow at 2 Sun Hill, Northwood, & son Thomas L 38unm bootmaker b.Portsmouth [with dau Harriett Mogg see]
: 1887 Harriet (c1814-1887) d.Jul>Sep 1887, age 73, I of Wight (bmd); widow d.W.Cowes; bur.2 Sep 1887 age 73 widow; d.W.Cowes; plot 13, grave 3161 source
: 1887 Harriet (or Harrit) of Sunhill, W.Cowes, widow, registered copy of proved will, 1887, Hants RO
: 1887 Harriet Soper (or Harrit) d.29 Sep 1887, widow of Sun Hill, West Cowes, Isle of Wight, Hants; died Park Rd, W.Cowes; will proven at Winchester 28 Dec 1887 to Thomas Lear Soper cordwainer of Sun Hill, son & surviving executor; estate under £100 ; from Probate Calender, scan : [Harriet (c1814-1887) d.Jul>Sep 1887, I of Wight, Hants, age 73]
: '91cen Thomas L 48 brother, at Northwood, Hants, b.Portsmouth
: '01cen Thomas 58 shoemaker, b.Portsmouth, at Ivy Cottage, Park Rd, Cowes, I of W; living with brother Alfred A 49 greengrocer & his family; scan
: '11cen Thomas 68 boot shoemaker at [Cowes/Bridge/Corner/Hill/Rd], I of W, at home of Alfred A 59 greengrocer : [Thomas L d.Apr>Jun 1916 I of W, age 74]
: ['11cen Alfred Augustus 59 greengrocer at [Cowes/Bridge/Corner/Hill/Rd], I of W, Ellen 58, Alfred Augustus 34, Grace 27, Frances Amy 26 dressmaker & Blanche Annie 25, with unm brother Thomas Lear Soper 68 shoemaker (Robert Arthur 29, greengrocer, head at same address, wife & kids 4 & 1) (Alfred Augustus 34, greengrocer, head at nr address, wife & 3 kids 1-9)]
: 1916 Thomas Lear Soper (c1838-1916) d.25 Jun, of Ivy Cottage, Park Rd, Cowes, I of W, Hants; probate Lon 8 Aug 1916 to [brothers] William Soper retired blacksmith, Alfred Augustus Soper fruiterer; estate £1,216 3s 10d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Thomas L d.Apr>Jun 1916 I of W, age 74] : d.Cowes age 74, bootmaker, ; bur.29 Jun 1916, Northwood Cemetery, W Cowes plot 13, grave 3184; source

James Soper m.Jane Warner 16 Apr 1834 at Sherfield Upon Loddon; a boot maker
- Jane Soper bapt.3 Jul 1834 Sherfield Upon Loddon (assume d.>1847),
- Mary Ann Warner Soper bapt.31 Jul 1836 Sherfield Upon Loddon; ; '71cen 32 boot binder; '81 boot machinist; '91 & '01cenhousekeeper; d.1908 Basingstoke age 73unm, left £563
- Caroline Jane Soper b.c1840, Caroline unm, helped bro James, shoe maker d.Apr>Jul 1925 Basingstoke, age 86
- James Stephen Soper b.Jan>Mar 1841, '11cen shoemaker/shopkeeper 67unm; d.Oct>Dec 1930 Basingstoke, age 89 [not in probate calendar]
- Jane Matilda Soper b.Apr>Jun 1844 Basingstoke; ?stole boots from shoemaker cousin Walter Richard Soper, 3m prison
1858 age 14; '61 shoe binder 16; m.Jul>Sep 1871 Winchester (to Thomas Marlow or Peter Palmer)
- Sarah Ann Soper b.Jul>Sep 1847 all Basingstoke [girl's age reduced 2-3y by '71cen]
(nephew) - - - Albert Warner H Soper (or Albert Warner B Soper) b.Jul>Sep 1874, Kingsclere, Hants, see '11cen below [no Soper/Warner m vis] : m.Edith Blunden Jul>Aug 1928 Basingstoke: Albert W Soper (c1875-1964) d.Oct>Dec 1965, age 89, Basingstoke, Hants
: '41cen family not visable; '71cen 21 boot binder; m.Robert Rose Jul>Sep 1874; Basingstoke; '91cen 38 widowed dressmaker with dau 15 (sister Sarah visiting)
: '51cen James (c1810-?) 41 boot & shoe maker at Newton Stacey, Barton Stacey, Basingstoke, b.Basingstoke; Jane 47 b.Sherfield; Elizabeth 17 dress maker; Mary Ann 15 shoe binder both b.Sherfield, Caroline 12; James 10; Jane 7 all scholars; Sarah 3 all b.Basingstoke scan, rootsweb.com
: '61cen James 51 at Hackwood Rd, B'sk, Jane 57, Mary Ann Warner Soper 25 both b.Sherfield, Caroline Jane 22, James Stephen Soper 20, Jane Matilda 16 all bootmakers/binders, Sarah Ann 13
: ?a James d.Jan>Mar 1867 age 56 Basingstoke
: '71cen Jane widow 65, at 7 Western Terrace, Basingstoke & unm children Mary Ann 32 boot binder, both b.Sherfield; Caroline 30 dressmaker, James S 28 boot maker, Sarah Ann 21 boot binder all b.Basingstoke [?a Sarah Ann m.Robert Rose 12 Sep 1874 Basingstoke?] : [a Jane d.Oct>Dec 1871 B'sk age 65]
: '71cen Jane M 23 boot fitter boarding at 11 Little Minster St, Winchester with William Caumings 29 horse dealer b.Tichbourne, wife, sister & 2 nieces scan
'81cen James S 27 bootmaker at Church St, B'sk, b.B'sk with sisters Mary A W 39unm boot machinist, b.Sherfield & Caroline J 35unm shopwoman (to James) b.B'sk, all unm & niece Kate J Hawkins* 15 b .Wooton St L
: '81cen Albert 6 scholar at East Oakley Wootton St Lawrence, Hants; b.Ibworth Hants; nephew 6 with Charles Izard 44 carter b.Chobham, Sy; wife Anne 44 b.Wootton St L, dau Ellen 4 b.Worting, Hants; nephew Henry Hughes 10 scholar b.Basingstoke, Hants; f-in-law William Hughes 70 ag lbr, widow b.Wootton St.L; mother Mercer Ballard 74 widow b.Chobham & William Knight 13 farm serv b.Deane, Hants : [Charles's m. & Ellen's b.not vis bmd]
: '91cen James 45unm boot maker (employer) at [shop? in] Church St, Basingstoke; sister Caroline 47unm shop ass, both b.Basingstoke & nephew Albert 17 bootmaker's apprentice b.Ibworth, Hants; also neice gen dom serv Kate Hawkins 24unm b.Wootton St Lawrence, Hants scan - speculate perhaps Caroline's son as James an only son : no Albert vis '01cen or his m or d vis after '11cen] :
: '91cen Mary A 29 housekeeper in 4 rooms at 20 Goat Ln, Basingstoke; b.Sherfield visiting Sarah A Rose 38 [assume sister] widowed machinist b.Basingstoke & dau Alice 15 & 3 lodgers; scan & scan
: '01cen James S 55unm bootmaker (at home) at 28 Church St, Basingstoke; sisters Mary A W 59 housekeeper b.Sherfield; Caroline J 57 shopwoman b.Basingstoke & nephew Albert W 25unm bootmaker; scan
: 1909 Mary Ann Warner Soper d.5 Dec 1908 of 28 Church St, Basingstoke; administration (with will) London 4 Jan 1909 to James Stephen Soper, boot maker [brother]; estate £563 12s 9d ; from Probate Calender scan [Mary Ann W (c1835-1908) d.Oct>Dec Basingstoke, age 73]
: '11cen James (c1844-?) shoemaker & dealer (shopkeeper, at home), 67unm; in 6 rooms at 28 Church St, Basingstoke; sister Caroline 69unm domestic house keeper & nephew Albert 36unm boot makers assistant (employee at home) all b.Basingstoke, Hants scan
: 1925 Caroline d.Apr>Jun 1925 age 86; a James S d.Jul>Oct 1930 both B'sk age 89 [neither in Probate Calender]
: *connection? a Diana Soper m.Robert Hawkins Jul>Sep 1847, Kingsclere (bmd) Hannah Soper bt.27 Dec 1818 (to Henry & Charlotte m.1814) : 1st child Fanny Soper b.Apr>Jun 1842 : 4 more children after her 1847 marriage b.1848 to 1858
: 1930 James S Soper (c1841-1930) d.Jul>Sep 1930, age 89, Basingstoke, Hants

John Soaper, a surgeon left £400 in 1834, to St James-Without-the-Priory-Gate, Southwick, the interest to be spent for the poor of the parish. His name commemorated on a board on the west end gallery of church, british-history.ac.uk : [N. of Portsmouth, Hants map]

Maria Soper (1834-?) born Worting, Basingstoke 1834 : Looking for info her & Mary & Martha Soper in Worting birth records 1834, 1836 & 1842. from source from Christine Higgens Aug'03 [see Soper/Smith marriage 1826 : with parents Richard/Ann '41, B'stoke & '51 census, 1854]

Mr Soper gunmaker; Giles Sims found not guilty of stealing 2 rifles, property of Soper (jury retired for 2h to reach verdict); Basingstoke Qtr Sessions; from Hants Advertiser, 4 Jan 1834

Richard Soper horsekeeper, taken ill Wed morning & expired in absence of his wife; Andover inquest that day on body 'visitation of God' [Mon 31st, so d.Wed 26th]; 'Hampshire Chronicle' 31 Mar 1834 : [John of Andover below]

John Soper groom at Ropley Cottage nr.Andover. Well known stallion 'Emperor' for sale at moderate price. If not sold Emperor's season will cover from March; 'Hampshire Chronicle' 8 Dec 1834 : [?a John of Ropley & Martha Dicker 1835]

George Soaper, Parish: Portsea : Residence: Stoke, [Hayling Island] : Event: nr Guildford, 'Hants', from 1834 Voters List for Portsea; from Ted Wildy's Marriage Witness Index : [perhaps dau m.1835?]

R Soper employed Richard Keinton as a tinman, who was charged with stealing a silver teaspoon from Mr Griffin of the Feathers Inn; from Hants Advertiser, 13 Jun 1835

Mr & Mrs Soper of Southampton & Mr Bishop, lay vicar of the Cathederal & his wife & their 2 children [perhaps Sopers?], returning 8pm from the fair in an open fly. Decending to S'ton's E entrance, the horse became unmanageable & they overturned at the corner entering the High St, The party thrown with great violence to the road. Mr Bishop severely bruised, others trifling injuries; in 'Hampshire Chronicle' 8 Aug 1838, from newspapers.bl.uk : [so corner East St & High St?]

Mr Soper the engineer to the fire engine stationed under the Town Hall, asked the churchwarden 6pm if the engine should go to a fire visable in Kempshott direction. he said no (on cost grounds). At 9:45 word came that a Dummer fire from 5:45 was on both sides of Dummer's street. The Town Hall & the Church engines left within 15 minutes. 2 post horses drawing Mr Sopers engine; The houses had fallen on arrival (inc Rev Michel Terry's house & Rev Steven Terry's thanked the firemen) : News story the day before suggested engines arrived too late & firemen intoxicated; he churchwarden disagreed; 'Hampshire Chronicle' 27 Dec 1835 : [assume Richard (1794-1863) gunmaker & engineer, m.1816]

James Soper elected guardian for Monxton & was at 1st meeting of Andover Workhouse guardians, 11 July1835 : from a book about the Andover Workhouse scandal : Workhouse managers overworking inmates & taking money Winchester Library [James & Andover Workhouse, see 1845]

James Soper m.Ann Rice Bishop (bpt.12 Apr 1809 B'stoke) 3 Mar 1835 Southampton : [ES's tree]
James Soper bpt.7 May 1815 NW to James & Joanna (nee Kinchin), who m.
1808. d.16 Dec 1893 S'ton age 78
- George Soper b.c1836 Southampton, dock labr : [m.Charlotte Joynt (of Parkhurst) Jan>Mar 1865 S'tn]
- Frederick Henry Soper (c1838-1877) b.S'tn, dock porter: m.Sarah Hayter (b.6 Mar 1841) 24 Nov 1866 S'tn; d.3 Jan 1877, 16 Upr B.St, S'ton, age 40 [only b.registered bmd; were they non conformists?] Ann Rice
- Ann Virgin Soper bpt.1 Dec 1839 All Saints, S'ton; ??waitress 28 '71cen; m.Charles Henry Sargent 30 Mar 1872 S.ton; Ann V Sargent d.Jul>Sep 1914 S'tn, age 70
- Ellen Soper b.c1842 Southampton m.John Glazier m.Jul>Sep 1865 : ['81cen widowed cook, with parents] ?an Ellen Glazier d.Jan>Mar 1921, age 79, S'ton
- Jane Soper b.c1845 Southampton m.John Newton Jul>Sep 1879 S'tn : ['71cen 25unm with parents] John d.1886?; '91cen widowed charwoman looking after father, children John, Ellen, Louisa & Frederick
- Louisa Soaper b.22 Sep 1846*** bpt.1846 Le Havre, France : ['61cen age 13 with parents] :
- Mary Ann Soaper bpt.1848; a Mary Ann bur.1851 Le Havre, France, father James [1849-1853 births father James]
- Anna Mercer Thornton Soaper bpt.1848 Le Havre : [could long name & date may mean baby's not his wife’s, or his?] : [AMTS not vis after]
- James Soper b.21 May 1849*** bpt.1849 Le Havre : ['61cen age 11] d.14 Jul 1869, age 19, Upper Bannister St, S'ton
- Sarah Soper bpt.1853 Le Havre; a Sarah Soper bur.1853 Le Havre, France : [?a 1853 cholera epidemic in Le Havre took 300 victims]
- unnamed female Soaper bpt.1855 Le Havre father Soaper**; from Overseas bmdregisters
: 1838 Mr & Mrs Soper of Southampton & Mr Bishop, lay vicar of the Cathederal & his wife & their 2 children [perhaps Sopers?, had 2, age 0 & 2], returning 8pm from the fair in an open fly. Decending to S'ton's E entrance, the horse became unmanageable & they overturned at the corner entering the High St, The party thrown with great violence to the road. Mr Bishop severely bruised, others trifling injuries; in 'Hampshire Chronicle' 8 Aug, from newspapers.bl.uk : [so corner East St & High St? : Only Soper candidate in S'ton '41cen]
: 1840 Soper's horse put down after it bolted when harnessed to a fly [taxi], left 'imprudently' unattended 1840news article : [employee? or his financial loss?]
: '41cen; James 25-9 flyman at Bannister St, All Saints, S'tn, Anne 25-9, George 6, Frederick 4, Ann 1 all b.Hants scan; [?area developed 1820's on Bannister's Farm]
: 1843 James Soper, flyman of Bannister St, Bedford Place 1843 directory : [Bannister St the mews back steet of Bedford Pl Googlemaps, horse businesses in their stables in census] : [In Bannister St '41cen, but not there in 1839 directory]
: 1845 Family at Le Havre, France 1845-6 until 1855-61 [a direct Channel ferry from Southamton] : [why move?, UK recovered from late 1830s slow-down & on railway-mania credit-boom optimism til 1847 panic"?]
: 1855 James Soaper bur.1855 Le Havre, father Soaper**
: '61cen; James 43 porter b.Basingstoke, at 17 Upper (?Banistead?), All Saints, S'tn; Ann 46, b.Winchester, Hants, George 24, Frederick H 22, Ann V 20, Ellen 18, Jane 16, all b.S'ton, Louisa 13 not scholar (oddly 5 age 13-24, jobs just 'porter's sons & dau') & James 11scholar both b.Havere, France*
: 1865 [Not in directories 1865, 7 & 9 (returns in 1871 directory), not in 23 Fly Proprietors in 1851 directory (but 1 at Upper Bedford Place)]
: 1870 James Soper cabman used obscene language at Above Bar Street Cab Stand, annoying inhabitants. PC Bake found Soper Fri night abusing a flyman of Mr Nurse. He'd not desist when asked. Magistrate Lobb said conduct disreputable to him. Discharged on promise not to offend again; 'Hants Advertiser' 2 Feb 1870; scan
: 1870 Frederick Henry acted as interpreter in Southampton Police Court, when Capt & 2 seamen of French lugger 'Mesange' charged with stealing coal from a barge in Southampton docks; Remanded, £200 bail; 'Hampshire Advertiser' 5 Feb
1870; scan [shows Frederick went to France age 9 with parents]
: 1871 James Soper, flyman, 18 Upper Bannister St, Bedford Place, S'tn; 1871
Post Office directory [same street, at Bannister St was split in half] : [not in 1876 directory or later ones (wife ne Bishop & an R C Bishop a flyman of Bedford Place : but an R C Bishop was successor to G Pratt, post horse master & livery stable keeper, in 1874 S.ton newspaper ]
: '71cen : James 51 flyman 'master man', b.N.Waltham, Hants; at 17 Carlton Place, All Saints, S'ton; Ann 51 b.Winchester, Hants; unm dau Jane 26 & grdau Ann 1m, both b.S'ton; [2nd household at same address in-laws] John Glazen 29 dock porter b.Hastings, Sx & wife Helen 29 b.S'ton, scan : (assume Ann is 57? as 46 '61cen & 68 '81cen) [who is grandau Ann? b.S'ton Apr>Jun 1871]
: '71cen : Frederick H 33 dock porter at 17 Upper Bannister St, b.S'ton; Sarah 29 b.Romsey; Robert 6; Frederick 4 both scholars, b,S'ton also brother in law William Hayter* 23unm flyman b.S.ton scan : next in list; 'Royal Standard' nr18 : [*son Frederick m.Sarah Hayter 1866 her brother] : [his parents moved from this address to nearby since '61cen]
: '71cen : ?an Ann 28 [but Ann 31] waitress & dom service, b.S'ton; at hotel at Lower Queen's Terrace, Southampton. St Mary; with Charles E Kelway 24 East india agent & hotel keeper wife Jessie 22 2nd waitress, servant 22, chambermaid 37, cook 28, kitchenmaid 17 & porter 33 scan
: 1877 Frederick d.3 Jan 1877 16 Upper Bannister St, Southampton age 40
: '81cen : James 66 no occupation; paralized (him, or perhaps Annie?) at 2 Upper Bannister St, S'tn; Annie 68 (blind) b.Winchester; widowed dau Ellen Glazier 36 b.S'tn; dom cook; grdau Anne 10 scholar both b.S'tn; lodger Sgt Edward Mahoney 62 b.Ire, army pensioner ['91cen son George at nr2 (who also went blind c1886; ?glaucoma & other problems can be genetic)]
: '81cen : son-in-law neighbours; John Newton 40, N K, Hants, bricklayer 18 Bannister St, S'ton wife Jane [nee Soper] 34; John 5, scholar, Mary Ann 3; Ellen 1 all b.S’ton : (same road as sister & parents - family rented 16, 17 & 18 (& 2))
: 1889 Ann d.13 Apr 1889, age 72 at Upper Bannister St, S'tn; 'Hants Advertiser' from newspapers.bl.uk; mother
: '91cen : James 75 lame, in 3 rooms at 20 Lower Bannister St, Southampton, All Saints, Hants; b.S'ton with dau Jane Newton 38 widow charwoman (nearsighted); her children; John 15, Ellen 11 scholar, Louisa 9 & Frederick 5 both scholars; all b.S'tn; scan
: '91cen : George 52 supported by sons, blind 5 years, in 4 rooms at 2 Upper Bannister St, Southampton, All Saints; b.S'tn; Charlotte 51 b.Ireland; George 18 drapers porter; James 16 fruitiers porter all b.S'tn; scan
: 1893 James Soper d.16 Dec 1893 S'ton age 78
: **as the James bpt.1849 was alive in 1855 (age 11 in Southampton '61cen); speculate burial is most likely baby of James's sons George or Frederick?, & 1855 death is unnamed baby bapt.1855? - Assuming the Soper/Soaper family were together in Le Havre, 1855, there was also the Southampton born children; George 18/19, Frederick H 16/17, Ellen 12, Jane 10 & Sarah 9
: ***from Le Havre AD records see forum discussion

John Soper of Ropley & Martha Dicker otp, 28 Apr 1835, Odiham, both unm. After banns in the presence of Wm Smith, Henry Bicor?, Charlotte Dicker & Ann Dicker source
- Henry Soper bpt.28 Mar 1836, Ropley : Henry m.Sabina Snelling Oct>Dec 1860, Horsham. Sx, a coachman '71cen
- Catherine Sarah Soper bap.16 Apr 1838 Ropley; m.George Carter 11 Jun 1868 Bentley (Apr>Jun Alton)
- George Soper bpt.3 Jul 1842, Ropley [Apr>Jun Alresford bmd]; [speculate m.Emma Pace 1864 & d.1869, age 25]
- Martha Victoria Soper bpt.12 May 1844 Ropley [Jan>Mar Alresford]: cook; d.27 Aug 1906 Alton, age 62unm; Left £142 see below
- Charles William Soper b.Apr>Jun 1847 Alresford
: 1834?aJohn Soper groom at Ropley Cottage ½m from Anchor Inn, Ropley Dean; Covering offered by 'Emperor' 15½ hands, by 'Lord Egremont' out of Bloom, nearly a thoroughbred mare. 2 guineas & 5s the groom. Pay groom at time of covering. Emperor's season will end 1 Jul; 'Hampshire Chronicle'24 Mar
: 1834 ?a John Soper groom at Ropley Cottage nr Andover. Well known stallion 'Emperor' for sale at moderate price. If not sold Emperor's season will cover from March; 'Hampshire Chronicle'8 Dec 1834
: '51cen John 48 coachman at South St, Ropley, Alresford, Hants; b.Frensham, Sy; Martha 44 b.Southwarnborough, Hants; Henry 15 farm serv b.Ropley; Catherine 12 b.Ropley; Albert 10 b.Chillan Martyr Worthy; George 8; Martha 6; all scholars & Charles William 3 all b.Ropley scan : ['71cen not vis]
: '61cen John 57 b.Frensham, Sy, gentleman's coachman; Martha 52 b.S.Wanborough; Charles W 12 scholar
: : '61cen Catherine Soper 22 b.Ropley, cook at Bently, Hants, in home of Thomas A Seawell 33 landed proprietor, b.Parton, Northants, his cousin Samuel Seawell 53 fundholder; staff, a butler, housekeeper, footman, house maid, laundry maid, kitchen maid
: : '61cen Victoria M Soper 17unm house maid b.Ropley ['Ropsely'], 1 of 4 servants The Parsonage, Bentley, household of Curate, wife & 8 children (1-14)
: : '61cen ??a Martha 20, gen serv, b.Wartling, Hants with Hubert D Vind 51, b.Sonning, Berks wife Susannah 44, b.Waltham St Lawrence, Berks & another servant William H Hopkins b.Goring, Oxon
: : '71cen ??a Martha 29 parlor maid, at Westbourne Pk, Paddington, Lon; b.Worthing, Hants; scan
: '71cen John, coachman 64, b.Chert, Sy; at Nether St, Alton; Martha 60, b.Southwanborough : scan
: '71cen Charles 25 coachman, dom serv at Lambeth Terrace, Lambeth, b.Hants, 1 of 5 servants in home of with John William Carpenter 43, general RCS Eng? LRGO? wife 33, son 1 & m-in-law 61, cook 27, housemaid 23. nurse 17; scan
: '81cen John 78 coachman (/2)  at Isington, Binsted, Hants; b.Farnham, Surrey & Martha 73 b.South Wanborough, Hants mother/father with George Carter gamekeeper b.Tillington, Sx, wife Catherine S Carter 42 b. Ropley, Hants; sons William 12 & Samuel W 7 both b.Binsted
: : '81cen Martha V 35 at Marelands, Bentley, Hants, unm dom cook, b.Ropley 1 of set of 8 serv there [owner away?];
: John d.Oct>Dec 1884 age 81 & Martha also d Oct>Dec 1884 age 77 both at Alton
: : '91cen Martha V 52unm domestic cook Ashdell (nr Windmill Inn), Bentley, Hants; b.Ropley, Hants; servant to Frederick Crowley 75 b.Alton, Hants; sister-in-law Ann Crowley 74 & niece Gwendolen M Crowley 34 all living on own means; Mary A Cox 28 parlourmaid; Ellen J Sins 33 housemaid; Emily Church 19 kitchenmaid scan
: : '01cen Martha V 52unm domestic cook at Ashdell, Alton, Hants; b.Ropley servant to Frederick Crowley on own means b.Alton, sister 74, niece 34, parlourmaid 28unm, housemaid 33unm & kitchenmaid 19; scan
: Martha d.27 Aug 1906, spinster of Isington, Binsted, Hants; probate Winchester 15 Sep 1906 to William Carter*, station-master; estate £142 14s; from Probate Calender, scan : [*her sister m.Mr G Carter] : [Martha Victoria d.Jul>Sep 1906 Alton, age 62]

alias Soper Charles Porter committed to County Gaol for stealing 2 ducks at Monxton; 'Hampshire Chronicle'2 Nov 1835
: 1836 Charles Porter alias [Charles Soper] (c1816 - ) age 20 in Hampshire County Sessions Court, 5 Jan 1836; sentence 2 months imprisonment for larceny: from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com
scan : [a long connection? a John Porter alias Soper 1696] : [?a Charles b.Jan>Mar 1838 Bradfield]

Richard Soper paid tithe (church taxes) at Basing, 1836. Recorded for the Tithe Commutation Act Source [see 1841 tithe]

George Soper a land surveyor of Basingstoke. His will 3 Sept 1836 ref PROB 11/1867 nationalarchives.gov.uk : [transcribed as Soaper; Jane 70 widow neighbour]

John Soper (1804-82) m.Jane Smith (1813-1888) 6 Feb 1836 Kingsclere [NSG Tree]
: John Soper b.2 Dec 1804, Kingsclere, bpt.23 Jun 1805 St.Marys, Kingsclere*; unm mother Lucy Soper (1784-1809) & John Huhes (1771-1846) (John m.Harriet May 1821*)
: (Jane bpt.12 Jan 1806, Wolverton her parents Joseph Smith & Sarah Herbert m.17 Oct 1803, Kingsclere)
- Hannah Soper (1835-1915) b.Wolverton Common, Kingsclere; '61cen 26unm serv; m.George Smith Tibble (widowed shoemaker with 2 children) 14 Jul 1862 St Mary, Kingsclere*, witnesses: Jacob Soper [brother 18?] & Martha Lockyer; (4 more children); He d.Apr>Jun 1892 Mattingley, Hants; Hannah d.Oct 1915, Crowthorne, Berks
source
- Lucy Soper (1837-1890) b.Wolverton Common, Kingsclere, bpt.4 Jun St.Mary, Kingsclere; d.2 Jul Richmond Hospital, Sy cook of 1 Brewers Ln, Richmond; bur.7 Jul St Mary Magdalen, Richmond*
- Martha Soper (1839-99) b.2 Jun Wolverton Common, bpt.21 Jul St.Mary, Kingsclere [b.Jul>Sep]; m.George Sadgrove 12 Jan 1862 St.Michaels, Tilehurst, Berks; d.25 Apr Richmond*
- George Soper (1841-1920) bpt.7 Nov Kingsclere [b.Oct>Dec] m.1865 Elizabeth Prior? b.1847 Micheldever, Hants; d.Micheldever; d.Jan>Mar, age 76, Winchester, Hants; bur 8 Jan St Nicholas, Steventon, Hants
- Jacob Soper (1844-1902) b.7 Mar Fair Oaks, Kingsclere [b.Jan>Mar]; bpt.Apr St.Mary, Kingsclere; d.16 May 1902 Union Workhouse, Kingsclere: d.Apr>Jun age 53; bur.17 May St.Marys*
- Joshua Soper (1847-1892) b.Apr>Jun 1847, Kingsclere; bpt 2 May St.Paul, Ashford Hill, Hants; m.Emma Nash 18 Oct 1871 St.Mary, Kingsclere; d.Feb; bur.3 Mar St.Marys
- Fanny Soper (1849-63) b.Jul>Sep 1849, Kingsclere; '61cen nursemaid 11; d.14 Mar 1863 Tower Hill, age 13 Kingsclere burials; d.Jan>Mar 1863, Kingsclere
- Charles Soper (1851-1925) b.Oct>Dec, Kingsclere; carman; m.Charlotte Bowyer 1876, Twickenham, Lon, d.Jan>Mar Richmond, Sy; bur.4 Feb Richmond Cem
- Frederic Soper (1854-1887) b.Jan>Mar, Kingsclere; b.Tower Hill, bpt.2 Apr St Marys; baker; d.18 Jan at 40 Houblon Rd, Richmond, Sy; d.Jan>Mar, age 32; bur.21 Jan St.Mary Magdalen, Richmond
- Emma Soper (1857-1947) b.14 Apr 1857 Tower Hill; b.Apr>Jun, Kingsclere RD; bpt.Jun St.Marys; m.John Hay Cumming Jul>Sep 1889 Dublin South RD; d.4 Jun Wisbech, Cambs
: His mother died 1809, poor law commission tried to make father John Hughes pay maintainance [a miller of Sonning Berks]
: '41cen John 35 ag lab, Jane 25, Hannah 6, Lucy 4, Martha 1, all b.Hants : scan
: 1847 John Soper occupied a double, roomy tenement, at Kingsclere, Hants, nr.Fair Oak; brick & tile built with wood houses & superior large productive garden; by road leading to Frith Farm. Freehold auctioned at Wolverton pub, with 3 others; Hants Chronicle 27 Nov 1847; auctioned again, Hampshire Chronicle 7 Apr 1849
: '51cen John 46 sawyer at Fair Oak Green, Kingsclere; Jane 36; Lucy 13; Martha 11; George 9 all scholars; Jacob 7; Joshua 3 & Fanny 1 all b.Kingsclere; (next to Forthfield Farm, of widow Eliza Prismall 40 50a empl 2; 2 uninhabited homes next door); scan1 & 2
: '51cen Hannah 16 b.Kingsclere servant at Frith Fm, Kingsclere in household of Carles Allen 40 dairy man, wife 41 & farm servant 14 ; scan
: '61cen John 56 ag lab, Tower Hill, Kingscelere; Jane [Smith] 47; Jacob 17 farm lab; Joshua 14 bricklayer labr; Fanny 11 nursemaid; Charles 9 scholar; Frederick 7; Emma 3, all b.Kingsclere
: '61cen Hannah 26unm house servant at Soutley, Winnersh, Berks; b.Kingsclere, Hants, in household of James Watson 70 ex HM customs; unm dau's; Magaret 43; Jemima 37 all b.Edinburgh; visitor Robert Giles 13 b.Surrey; 3 servants Sarah Huggins 18 house servant b.Sindlesham; William Blaut 29 farm labourer b.Wokingham; scan
: 1863 at Tower Hill/Gower Hill when dau Fanny d.age 13; d.Jan>Mar 1863, Kingsclere
: '71cen John 66 ag lab, b.Kingsclere; at West End, Kingsclere, Hants; Jane 56; Jacob 27 bricklayer journeyman; Frederick 17 servant at brewery; Emma 13 scholar, all b.Kingsclere
: '81cen John ag lab 76 at Station St, Kingsclere; Jane 66, both b.Kingsclere
: 1882 John d.31 May 1882, age 77 Newbury Rd, Kingsclere; bur.3 Jun St Mary*
: 1888 Jane d.17 Feb 1888 Station Rd, Kingsclere; bur.20 Feb St Marys* (b.Wolverton Common, Hants 1813)
: *from tree ourmob.org Gerald Soper

Richard & Hannah [*Rowland?] m. bef.1837; both b.Old Basing; Richard b.c1801; Old Basing bapt records shows Richard, a shoemaker
- Walter Richard Soper bpt.1st Jan 1837 Old Basing, to Richard & Hannah (in igi as 4 kids below) m.Elecodie Olive Rachel Roussean
1863 Southampton; d.1885, Basingstoke age 48 (igi also says bpt.7th to Nicholas & Hannah, shoemaker of Old Basing)
- Jane-Sarah Soper bpt.8 Apr 1838; bur.4 Dec 1843, age 5 both Old Basing
- Helen Soper bpt.4 Aug 1839 Old Basing; assume the Ellen bur 19 Nov 1839 an enfant, Old Basing parish records
- Emma Soper bpt.15 Jul 1841 Old Basing; 'of Basing' when executor of mother 1878; d.Jul>Sep 1914, Basingstoke, age 73unm, £1,974 probate to brother Charles
- Charles Soper bpt.20 Aug 1843 Old Basing; m.1872
? - Henry Soper? igi has his bpt same day & place as Charles
: Richard paid tithe (church taxes) at Basing, 1836. Recorded for the Tithe Commutation Act, Source
: Richard occupied a cottage, ½ acre garden & 1a pasture, Basing Parish. In 1841 Tithe Apportionment, he owed 1s 6d pa to the vicar, Rev Blatch, & 2s 1d recor's tithe (to Magdalen College, Oxford). His landowner William Paice; The North Hants Tithe Map Project [a map of the plots should soon be available]
: '41cen Richard 35-9 shoe pm? at Basing, Hannah 35-9, Walter 4, Jane 3 all b.Hants
: Richard cordwainer of Old Basing had a deed conveyed from William Paice of Basingstoke, upholsterer, 3 Apr 1844 for a messuage, Nether Long Croft, Pyards Hill, Old Basing with meadow land, 1 acre watercress beds & 7 cottages Old Basing. In 1889 the Soper family conveyed it to Thomas & William Palmer of Stratfield Saye, yeomen HRO; Bundle inc Richard Soper's will probate 24 Apr 1844 (proved 19 Apr 1869) & will of widow Hannah Soper of Basingstoke 31 Aug 1876 (proved 19 Apr 1879) ref 11M49/E/T367 & 8 :
: plot on right is now called Sopers Row, Old Basing : Old Basing Profile : map : Perhaps might quess the row of 7 small cottages shown in 1896 map on right, though appear modified since 1872 map on left; assume watercress might be at River Deben at bottom of plot. How did he get a butchers shop [perhaps via wife??]; might speculate Sp[erd workshop was in the garden & he converted them to cottages after family moved to Basingstoke??
: a Richard of Basing had his whip stolen by Abraham Everard, labourer 1846
: '51cen Richard 50 at cordwainer & grocer, Basing St, Basing; b.Wootton St Lawrence; Hannah 47; Walter R 14; Emma 9; Charles 7 all scholars; all b.Basing; with sister-in-law Sarah Rowland* 60unm fundholder b.Gr Missenden, Bucks; scan
: [a shoe maker of Basing 1852 Directory]
: R Soper bootmaker of London St, Basingstoke; Letting an 8 roomed house in Basing, large garden, meadow & outbuildings, suits family or shop. A grocer & baker business carried on there 23y & butcher added in last 2y; advert 'Hants Advertiser' 9 Feb 1861, scan
: '61cen Richard cordwainer at London St, Basingstoke 59 b.Lower Wootton; Hannah 57; Emma 19; Charles 17 cordwainer, all b.Old Basing
: Walter Richard Soper boot & last manufacturer of 168 High St & 39 Bernard St, Southampton. He came to court on own petition, ascribing failure to creditor's pressure, want of capital, dulness of trade & bad debts. He owes £907 inc Mr Bamberger, Islington £286, Mr Fountaine, Strand £255 & Mr Frodsham agent of Albion Place, Southampton £159 & 20 others. Mr H Dodd Frodsham of Freemantle assignee, next sitting 13 Dec; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 9 Nov 1867, from
news.bl.uk; scan; bankrupcy 1st published London Gazette 18 Oct, to appear at Basinghall St 1pm 7 Nov scan; 16 Dec, last examinations; in 'Standard' 16 Nov scan; at 1pm before Commissioner Goulburn, Court of Bankruptcy, Basinghall St; in 'Daily News' (pub.Lon), 13 Dec scan
: [Richard d.21 May 1868 Basingstoke, age 66; his will 1868] : [Richard d.22 May 1868, corwainer of Basing, Hants; will proved Winchester 19 Apr 1869 to Hannah of Basingstoke, widowed wife & sole executrix; estate under £100 ; from Probate Calender, scan] : [Richard d.Apr>Jun 1868, Basingstoke, age 67]
: Richard Soper bur.26 May 1868. age 67 at Basingstoke (igi): Richard, shoemaker 21 May, age 66 both Basingstoke: rootweb
: [Richard (c1802-1868) a cordwainer of Basing. Will 4 Apr 1844; Left all to wife Hannah (exectrix) : witnesses W H Prickett & R H King : Died 22 May 1868, Basingstoke. Proved Winchester 19 Apr 1869 by oath of Hannah; Left under £100 ref5M62/10 p317 Hants RO]
: '71cen Hannah annuitant 67, b.Basing; at London St, St Michael, Basingstoke; Emma 29 stationer, b.Basing; Charles 27 boot maker, b.Basing; scan
: [Hannah Soper of Basingstoke's will, widow, 31 Aug 1876, proved 19 Apr 1879 (11M49/E/T368)]
: [Hannah Soper d.3 May 1878, widow of Basingstoke; will proved Winchester 19 Apr 1879 to Emma Soper of Basing, nr Basingstoke, unm dau, sole executrix; estate under £100; from Probate Calender, scan (Hannah Soper (c1804-1878) d.Apr>Jun, Basingstoke, Hants, age 74)]
: ['91cen Emma 49unm living on own means at Eashop Terrace, Eastrop, (nr Basingstoke) b.Basing, with gen dom servant Alice M Gardener 15 servant b.Wootton St Lawrence, Hants; scan]
: ['01cen dau Emma 59 living on own means at 56 New Road Eastrop Terrace, Eastrop, Hants; b.Old Basing, with gen dom servant Alice A Jackson 16 b.Cheltenham, Glos ; scan]
: ['11cen dau Emma 69 private means in 6 rooms at 56 Eastrop Terrace, New Road, Basingstoke; b.Basing 'Southampton', Hants also servant Elizabeth Widgery 29unm gen dom serv b.Southampton (Elizabeth signed census on Emma's behalf) scan]
: [Emma d.9 Aug 1914, spinster of Eastrop, Hants; probate London 22 Oct 1914 to Thomas Giles Franklin, draper, Charles Soper commercial traveller, Charles John Rowland Soper, cashier; value, £1,974; from Probate Calender] : Emma (c1841-1914) d.Jul>Sep, Basingstoke, age 73;

John Soaper a gent & surgeon of Southwick, Hants : Probate 11 July 1837 Bank of England Will Extracts, ref: 50 K-Z : 10427 englishorigins.com, Available online from Nat.Archives Prob 11/1882 : [hants.gov.uk]
: John Soaper (c1764-1837) of Southwick, d.25 Apr age 73, 'much respected for the integrety & kindness of his character, 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub Portsmouth 1 May) 1837, from newspapers.bl.uk
: John Soper surgeon, by will, proved 1837, bequeathed £400 new 3% consols [government bonds]. The interest to be laid out in bread for distribution to the poor on 25 Jan each year for ever. The Trust Fund now consists of £390 8s. 1d. consols, with the official trustees, the dividends of which are given away in bread . from Parish of Southwick, A History of Hampshire (pub.1908) british-history.ac.uk : [J Soaper, surgeon of Southwick, see medical Soper] : [Relation of a local John Soaper's charitable will, 1818?]
- - - - -
: George Soaper surgeon [assume 'John'] died at Southwick [N of Portsmouth] at an advanced age, 'Jackson's Oxford Journal' (pub.6 May) 1837, from newspapers.bl.uk : [assume brother of John above]

Soper master of 'The Freedom' from Sunderland>Poole 5 Aug 1837; from S>P 2 Sept 37; from P>S 4 Nov 37; S>P 6 Jan 38 (5 other ships that day & route); P>S 26 Mar 38 (& 4 others); Hants Advertiser : [assume a collier?] : [& Capt The Goodwill P> S'tn 1832] : [a J Soper master of a 212 ton vessel, home port, Poole; Lloyd's register 1836]
: 1841 Capt Soper of 'Freedom' sailing from Cowes to Poole 18 Dec 1841; from Hampshire Advertiser; Freedom left Great Yarmouth for Poole 17 Jan 1842, HA 22 Jan : & at Poole from Sunderland HA 16 Oct 1841

Charles Soaper?? d.17 Jan 1838 at Southampton age 18 months, only child of C E Deacon, Solicitor, 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub Portsmouth 22 Jan), from newspapers.bl.uk : [not vis igi]

William Soper 6 months prison & James Stent 4m for stealing a goaling [no definition vis www - a gosling? - perhaps just the sentence 'goal'?] at Odiham Quarter Sessions; Hants Advertiser 6 Jan 1838
: William Soper (c1818-?), age 20 in a Hampshire Court, 2 Jan 1838; sentence imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available) : [? a William bap 31 Aug 1817 at Rotherwick to William & Frances] : ['61cen William Soaper 40, bricklayer's labourer at Chiselhurst, b.Odiham; m.Ellen Caroline Blundell
1854, Lewisham, Kent]

Eliza Soper 23 m.Charles Smith 35 widower 18 Dec 1838 Southampton, Hants; fathers James & James Smith (m.Oct>Dec bmd)

James Soper esq of Monxton [4m SW Andover]. Will 1838 ref 1838A/116 on microfiche Hants RO

John Soper (Soaper), a shipwright of Portsea. Administration, bond & further probate document relating to John 1838 'H of Elizabeth' [husband?] on microfilm; Hants RO ref 1838AD/70 : [connection? a John apprenticed shipwright 1756] ]

George Soper age 68, admitted St Marylebone Warehouse, St M, Westminster; 23 Feb 1839, passed from Brighton, Sx; Workhouse Registers scan : [not linked]

James Soper (1815-?) m.Mary Marchment 20 Apr 1839 (b.1821 Foxcotte, father James) at Weyhill, Hants & lived in Andover area until 1861? : [parents John (1786-) m. Charlotte Bowley 1820]
- ??aJames Soper b.May 1840, found dead in bed age abt 6w old; Weyhill inquest; verdict, 'died by visitaion of God'; Hampshire Chronicle 29 Jun 1840
- Emma Soper b.Jul>Sep 1841 Weyhill : [Andover bmd dist]
- Henry John Soper Apr>Jun 1844 Penton Mewsey [Andover bmd]
- Samuel Soper* b.23 Mar 1846, b.Hazelton Farm, Penton Mewsey & m.Sarah A Piper Oct>Dec 1866 Andover; d.1932
- Sarah Jane Soper b.Apr>Jun 1849 Penton Mewsey [Andover bmd]
- Winfred Soper [Wilfred? b.1853? - check & change xls sheet] : [neither name vis bmd]
- Alfred Soper b.Apr>Jun 1852 Penton Mewsey [Andover bmd]; m.Elizabeth Wild Apr>Jun 1874 Andover
: 1833 ?a James Soper (1814-) 19 b.Winchester, a servant, deserted 7th Fusilers, 15 Jun 1833 : [ but b.12m NW Winchester, but others not vis '51cen; possibly missed summer camp??] : [1st/7th Royal Fusiliers in Malta 1833 source]
: ‘41cen John 55-9 & Charlotte 55-9, in Wayhill [?Clanville?] Hants, children William Soper 25-9, Jane 15-9 & in separate but attached household son James 25-9, wife Mary 20-4 & John Timpkin ag lab 55-9 (all men ag labs) : scan
: 1850 James of Weyhill, mentioned (as a large grazier?) in news article 'Lambing Season on the Downs', 26 Jan
: ‘51cen James 35 at Hazledown Farm, Penton Mewsey; Mary 34 both b.Andover; Emma 9 b.Weyhill, Hants; Henry 7; Samuel 5, all students; Sarah 2 all b.Penton Mewsey
: '61cen James 46 b.Andover, shepherd at Penton Mewsey; Mary 44; Henry 16 shepherd; Samuel 14 scholar; Alfred 8 attending school, all b.Penton Mewsey
: '71cen James 57 shepperd, b.Andover; at Mead Hedges, Andover; Mary 52, b.Hoxcotte; Alfred 19 under carter, b.Penton Mewsey scan
: '81cen James 62 shepherd at Mead Hedges, Andover; Mary 61 & James Bealing 20 journeyman miller, unm boarder b.Gillham, Dor
: Mary Soper d.Jan>Mar 1891 Andover Hants Wilts age 72;
: '91cen James 77 at Fyfield, Hants; b.?; living with son Alfred 38 carter (employee); b.Penton, Hants; Elizabeth 35b.Amport, Hants; Edith 16 b.Andover, Hants; Alice 12; Fredrick 6; Florence M 1 all b.Clatford, Hants & father James 77b.unknown, ?; scan
James Soper d.20 Nov at Andover, age 81; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.Southampton) 30 Nov 1895, from newspapers.bl.uk [d.Oct>Dec 1895 Andover]
* - I descend from Samuel (b.1846) & Sarah Piper. '51cen in Clatford [1m S Andover]. '71cen Sam in Goodworth; in Bermondsey, Lon 1880-1920, see 1846 : from Nancy Ellen Robinson, Jan'02 source : & Apr'05 : [see xls Hants tree] : [see map/photo Hazel Down Farm]

William Soper, of Ashmansworth, advert with contact to view a 2 bed cottage on Ashmansworth St, close to Boot Inn, with garden & outbuildings; The agent in Newbury [Boot Inn. Ashmansworth mentioned 1820s]; in 'Hampshire Chronicle' 21 Oct 1839, from newspapers.bl.uk : [William m.Sarah Hunt c1797 Ash'th]

James Soper 'James Oliver alias Soper' of Monxton [4m SW Andover] m.Susanna Vincent of Whitchurch 16 Apr 1839 Whitchurch parish, marriage licences; 83M76/PI5/21 Hants RO & 'Hampshire Chronicle' 6 May [James b.c1813, not b.Hants]
: [alias was often to keep the old family's land copyhold after a stepfather arrived, so it might continue for generations (but Susannah c49 on marriage so assume widowed couple?)]
: connection? a James Soper Vincent m.1826 : a James Soper Vincent (b1835-1899) of Monxton
: 1827 James Soper jnr of Monxton, bought Game Certificate for county of Hampshire; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 17 Sep another licences 28, 30, 31, 33, 34 & 1835 for £3 13s 6d [cert allowed hunting 1 Jul to 1 Sep]
: 1835 James Soper elected guardian for Monxton & was at 1st meeting of Andover Workhouse guardians, 11 Jul; from a book about the Andover Workhouse scandal : Workhouse managers overworking inmates & taking money Winchester Library
: 1838 connection? a James Soper esq of Monxton. Will 1838 ref 1838A/116 on microfiche
: 1840 ??a James Soper on grand jury at Winchester; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 4 Jan 1840, from newspapers.bl.uk
: 1841 a James 25-9 farmer, Monxton Manor House not b.Hants with 3 servants Harriet Cook 20 not b.Hants, Mary Tivation? 20 b.Hants & (in another building?) James Butter 15 ag lab b.Hants '41 census
: 1843 James of Monxton obtained game certificate costing £4 10d for year of 9 Sep 1843; again 1845 & 1846; [he left a fowling rifle & a hunting horse]
: James Soper of Monxton obtained game certificate costing £4 10s for year of 1845; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 20 Sep 1845
: 1845 James Soper of Moneton states his potatoes generally good, except early ones; though he finds at considerable expence, to prudent to sort them every 7-10d, picking our even slight decay; A few bad ones (a peck out of a sack) have been found in last 4-5w. Misguided labourers leave them in uncovered heaps under the impression they are all too diseased to feed even pigs. Some have not even dug them up until now; There follows prices at Andover veg market; in 'Morning Post' 27 Nov, from newspapers.bl.uk
- - - - - -James's workhouse campaigning took him to Parliament - - - - - - -
: 1845 Map of Andover Union : Though Soper helped stop the abuse 1845, he was a guardian throughout the period, appointed before the Workhouse opened & McDougal was appointed Master 1836. (a Waterloo veteran & Sgt Major, a drunkard who bullied, beat, starved & raped inmates & embezzeled their food). Guardians seemingly rarely visited the workhouse in open fields outside the town. (Poor Law Act 1834 forced workhouses to replace home relief)
: 1845 Mr Soper, a rate payer & guardian; yeoman of Monxton, on the Andover Poor Union Board, 13 Sep 1845. He proposed the Times reporter be admitted to record the meeting (overruled by Chairman Rev Dodson '& his tail'). Soper called vote to suspend Macdonald the master & matron wife, due to their conduct with inmates (& lost, 10 to 22). 'an inhuman system flourished under their patronage until its putrid abominations stink in the nostrils of an indignant nation' (Inmates made to crush cartloads of bone, some weeks old & eat the marrow from hunger. Crushed bone fertiliser 'traded' to Rev Dodson) : The Times 15 Sep 81/746n & Standard 9 Sep: [James elected 1835 : Presume m.Mary Coleman 1826]
: 1845? Presumably Soper won as a 4 Oct meeting Soper won an agreement to look into history of a new master, just dismissed from the Oxford workhouse : Times 6 Oct 82/746n
: 1845? Mrs Soper of Andover, At day 13! of the Andover enquiry, an inmate said she got outdoor relief, when she applied to the poor board : Poor Law Commissioners noted expence & time taken & said McDugal should be prosecuted on specimen charges of embelement (withholding food) & assaulting an inmate, loosing would dismiss him from office : another Times 27 Oct 83,84/746n
: 1845 Map of Andover Union; Though Soper helped stop the abuse 1845, he was a guardian throughout the period, appointed before the Workhouse opened & McDougal was appointed Master 1836. (a Waterloo veteran & Sgt Major, a drunkard who bullied, beat, starved & raped inmates & embeled their food). Guardians seemingly rarely visited the workhouse in open fields outside the town. (Poor Law Act 1834 forced workhouses to replace home relief)
: 1845 James Soper appointed to committee to defray to cost of the recent enquiry into the conduct of the union workhouse; a considerable sum has already been subscribed; in 'Morning Post' (pub.Lon) 9 Nov 1845, from newspapers.bl.uk
: 1845 Mr Soper, proposed an additional Relieving Officer as the poor seeking temporary relief can walk 3 or 4 miles then return home twice if ordered into the house for one night only; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub.Portsmouth) 13 Dec1845, from newspapers.bl.uk
: 1846 James Soper of Monxton occupying his own land, has no men working for him at less than 10s per week, women 8d-10d pd & boys 6d pd, during this open weather, besides milk, vegetables & broken vituals occasionally; After a potato failure; reports of poverty were circulating (eg, ag labs on 6-7s pw), so to counter this some large farmers in the area similarly interviewed by newspaper on wages: 3 Jan 1846, Hampshire Advertiser : [but seems women earnt 4½s pw]
: 1846 James Soper of Monxton. It was ordered that his petition (present 2nd instant) be printed with the votes; in 'Standard' 4 Feb 1846, from newspapers.bl.uk
: 1846 James Soper, signed letter to The Times, The head of the Andover Union enquiry criticized a Times article as 'systematic misrepresentation', 50+ signed letter disagreeing with it; Times 10 Feb 1846 3/32e
: James Soper of Monxton, Hants. On a motion of Mr Hume, his petition mentioned in parliament, with move that it be printed with the votes, presume about Andover Union as it was also mentioned : Times & Evening Standard 4 Mar 86/746
: 1846 Mr Soper (& 2 others inc the medical officer) were before the house (of Commons) as petitioners, praying for the enquiry asked for. Mr Soper said there was a conspicy of the guardians to remove the medical officer after he brought to light the atrocious practices existing in the Union ('hear, hear') : Times & 'Daily News' 6 Mar 1846 87/746n
: 1846 Mr Soper said there had been a conspiracy amongst the guardians to remove the medical officer in consequence of bringing to light the atrocious practices existing in the union (hear hear) from reoprt on Parliament; in 'Daily News' (pub.Lon) 6 Mar
: 1846 Mr Soper mentioned in a Parliamentary committee, he stated records had been erased from minute books : Times 7 Mar 1846 88&89/746n
: 1846 James Soper esq of Monxton employs no labourers on his farm less than 12-15s pw on average through the year. Single men receive the same as married. He employs many women & children at harvest. He allows beer to his men & frequently vituals when at extra or hard work [to campaign against low wages, paper gives reports from local farmers] ; in 'Daily News' (pub.Lon) 11 Apr 1846, from newspapers.bl.uk
: 1846 J Soper esq at Monxton & others pay 10-12s pw & women & girls 8s pd; 'The paper is sorry to hear [from Soper?] that Rev Hird of pays 8s pw to his bailiff & Mr Holdaway miller 8s pw to Amos Miller, both have large families. Why do they pay less than their neighbors in Monxton; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 23 May
: 1846? Mrs Soper of Andover, At day 13[!] of the Andover enquiry, an inmate said she got outdoor relief, when she applied to the poor board; Poor Law Commissioners noted expence & time taken & said McDugal should be prosecuted on specimen charges of embezzlement (withholding food) & assaulting an inmate, loosing would dismiss him from office; another Times 27 Oct 83,84/746n
: 1846? Presumably Soper won, as a 4 Oct meeting Soper won an agreement to look into history of a new master, just dismissed from the Oxford workhouse; Times 6 Oct - - - end of his poor law campaign - - -

: 1847 ?an E Soper esq of Monxton accused Thomas Chalk, labourer of Winterslow, Wilts of using a gun after sunset to destroy game. Andover court poaching fine, 5 guineas, immediately paid; Hampshire Advertiser 18 Sep 1847 : [no E vis; so assume James]
: 1849 James Soper esq, (c1811-1849), d.16 May 1849 Monxton, Hants, aged 38 : The Gentleman's Magazine source
: 1849 James Soper (c1813-1849) of Monxton, bur.19 May 1849 Monxton, age 36 [38 above] source : [another James (1814-1895) b.Andover at same time, death reg Dec, age 81 (bmd)]
: 1849 James Soper of Monxton, persons indebted to, or with demand on, his estate to pay or contact Mrs Susannah Soper of Monxton, his widow; or Harry Footner, solicitor, Andover; Hampshire Chronicle 2 Jun 1849
: 1849 James Soper deceased. Monxton Manor Farm for lease. Comfortable dwelling house & farm buildings, 414 acres, inc 383a arable, 16a water meadow, 15a woodland, pasture & homestead. Mr Soper occupied farm for many years with a water corn mill & White Hart public house at Weyhill; both for lease from Winchester land agent; Hampshire Chronicle 7 Jul 1849 : [no stream at Weyhill, so mill at Monxton?] : [Manor owned by Kings College, Cambridge 1444-1921 who have lease archived, farmhouse called 'Monxton Manor']
: 1849 James Soper; Effects of the deceased & farm for auction by his administraratrix 1 Oct 1849; Monxton Manor Farm, [Weyhill 1m N : Andover 3m NE], 22 Sep 230 4 tooth wethers, 82 2 tooth weathers & 62 four tooth ewes (fat & ripe for butcher); 376 fleeces, 10 cart geldings, thoroughbred 7y mare 15 hands 2", hunts well; 3 dairy cows, 10 store pigs, 5 waggons, 5 tip rave & scotch carts, 6 & 2 wheeled land pressers; scarifiers, turnip cutter, corn crusher, iron & oak field rollers, rick cloth with poles & pullies, 480 hurdles, shepards house, thill, trace & plough harness, farming implements, brewing utencils, casks & numerous valuable effects; Hampshire Chronical 8 Sep : &advert 29 Sep adds 'valuable dead farming stock'& dairy utencils, from newspapers.bl.uk scan
: 1849James Soper, deceased, greater part of house effects for auction 12 Dec 1849 at Monxton Manor Farm; feather beds, chimney & pier glasses, china, glass, base viol, 8d & 30 hour clocks, fowling pieces, pistols, few book volumes, kitchen & culinary requisites, sweet casks, dairy utencils, cucumber lights, garden implements & numerous items; catalogue from Mr Ellen, auctioneer; Hampshire Chronicle 1 Dec
: '51cen Susannah, sister widow 60 annuitant b.Litchfield, Hants, at Bullington Cottage, Bullington, Longparish, Andover, lodging in household of brother James Vincent 56 veterinary surgeon b.Litchfield; wife Mary 52 b.Albourne Wilts; niece Emma Coleman 23 unm; nephew Joseph Coleman 21 unm, ass both b.Fulham M.sx; visitor, Mary Louisa Fifield 22 unm b.Ecchinswell Hants; & servants James Braxton 18, groom, b.Longparish Hants; Emily Smith 17 house serv b.Newton, Hants
: '51cen speculate connection? a Sarah 40 house maid at West Aston, Longparish, Andover; b.Monxton, Hants, not vis '41/61/71cen, but James of Monxton & his widow at Longparish
: 1871 census Susannah 31 widow, at Ivy Cottage, Abbotts Ann [ 2m SW Andover]; b.Titchfield, Hants, at household of ? & wife Frances Vincent 70, sister Mary Hutchins? 59unm & gen serv Elizabeth Sutton 19
scan : [what connection?; not vis '61/'81cen, no m/d vis bmd]
: 1871 census Susannah (c1790-?) 71 sister-in-law, widowed landowner, b.Litchfield, Hants, at Waterloo Cottage, Upper Clatford, the household of William Vincent, 69 retired farmer, b.Litchfield, Hants, wife Fanny 60 b.Monxton, Hants, another sister-in-law 49 a farmer's dau, b.Monxton & a servant 17
: 1871 Susannah d.24 Dec; bur.Monxton 30th 1871, age 82, widow of Monxton; will proved at Principle Registry 26 Apr 1872 to executors Amy Louisa Fifield* of Monxton widow & sister & William Henry Farr, gent of Abbotts Ann, Hants; estate under £100; from Probate Calender, scan (but not visable '61cen)
: *connection? a Elizabeth Soper Farr d.Jan>Mar 1847, Whitchurch, Hants
: *connection? a James Soper Vincent Fifield (c1833-1899) d.5 Jun 1899, bur.St Mary, Monxton, [d.Jan>Mar 1899, age 64, Andover, Hants] : neaby grave Amy Louisa widow of James Fifield & dau of William Vincent of Lichfield & grdau of James Soper, late of Manor, Monxton b.17 Sept 1804 d.5 June 1887 : [next grave Mary Louisa Fifield b.1 Apr 1828, d.7 Jan 1900]

James Soper 1 of 22 jurers on Grand Jury, Hants Qtr Sessions; Hants Advertiser 4 Jan 1840 : ['41cen 4 James in Hants 30-4 Litchfield; 25-9 S'ton; 25-9 Weyhill, 25-9 Monxton (above)]

Job Soper (c1811-1854) 30 m.Louisa Elizabeth Smith 9 Nov 1840, St Thomas, Winchester (b.22 Oct 1811 Burghclere to Joseph & Ann ne Clark m.1791)
- Louisa Priscilla Soper bpt.19 Sep 1841 St.Marys, Portsea (?but b.reg Jul>Sep 1842 Southampton): d.12 May 1866 [d.Oct>Dec bmd], age 25 bur Ryde, I of Wight : [impresive grave (right) for a poor family]; bur.Ryde Old Cemetery, sec S, plot 2850 source
- George Soper b.Apr>Jun 1843, Freshwater, I of W, ['71cen 27unm stone mason at Arundel]
- Jane Soper b.Apr>Jun 1845, Freshwater, laundress/cook
- Frank Soper b.Apr>Jun 1849, Freshwater : '71cen a sadler at Peckham [d.not vis]
- Charlotte Soper b.Jul>Sep 1851 Freshwater, laundress
- Fanny Soper b.Apr>Jun 1855 Freshwater, laundress [so Job not father?] [unm with mother '81cen]
: '41cen Job 30 gardener?, Louisa 30, Caroline Jund? 26, Eliza Jund? 3m, Anne Crutch 11m, all b.Hants
: '51cen Job 40 gardener at Norton, Freshwater, I of W, b.Burghclere; Louisa 40 b.Winchester; Louisa 9 b.Southampton; George 7; Jane 5; Frank 1 all b.Freshwater, I of W
: Job d.Jan>Mar 1854 Isle of Wight
: '61cen Louisa E 50 laundress Winchester, Louisa 19 laundress ass Southampton, George 17 stone cutters apprentice, Jane 15 laun ass, Frank 11, Charlotte 9, Fanny 6 all scholars all b.Freshwater, I of W.
: [connection??? George & Louisa Soaper in a Hampshire Court, 5 Jan 1860; George aquited , Louisa imprisoned]
: ? a Miss Soper attended [helped supervised] Harvest Thanksgiving at Whitewell [on coast road E of Ventnor], I of W; 22 communicated 10:30; 100 national school pupils at 1pm lunch; evensong at 3pm; 'Isle of Wight Observer' 13 Oct 1866 scan : [?perhaps Jane 15 Newchurch (4m too N) '61cen]
: Louisa Priscilla Soper d.12 May 1866: Ryde Old Cemetery, Isle of Wight; sec S, plot 2850
source
: '71cen Louisa widow 60, at 6 Pitt St, Ryde; unm dau Charlotte 19; Fanny 17 all laundresses : scan : [Charlotte not vis '81cen; m.or d.not obvious]
: George 27unm stone mason at Mill Ln, High St, Arundel; b.Freshwater, Isle of Wight, 5 stone masons (21-51) boarding with Esther Blackman 15 dress maker, dau of household head scan
: '71cen Jane cook 25, b.Freshwater, I of W, Hants; at Combewood, Bonchurch; in household of Margaret Huish widow of independent means, nephew, a barrister with a footman 19, housekeeper 44, cook 25, ladies maid 18, housemaid 29 : scan : [not vis '81cen; m.or d.not obvious]
: '71cen Frank (c1851-?) sadler 20 at 52 Rye Ln, Peckham, Camberwell; b.Ryde, I of W; with Alfred Crockford 33 beershop keeper b.Waltham, Berks; wife Elizabeth 34 b.Alfreston, Hants & 2nd lodger Henry Pette? 21 sadler & harness maker, Wilts : scan, scan
: '81cen Louisa E 70 laundress at Pitt St, Ryde; Fanny 26unm dom ass; b.Freshwater, I of W : [Fanny not vis '91cen; (no obv m or d in bmd)]
: '81cen a?? Frank unm lodger harness maker 28 at 10 Clifton Terrace, Southampton All Saints; b.Winchester, Hants; with Henry Carter Ackland 28 warehouseman brush factory; b.Lymington, Hants wife Elizabeth Jane 34 dressmaker b.Totton, Hants 3 kids 5-10 & lodger Mary Hearn 32 annuitant b.Westminster : [not vis '91/'11cen; d.not vis]
: Louisa d.13 Dec 1881, age 70 [d.Oct>Dec I of W], bur.Ryde Old Cemetery, Isle of Wight; sec S, plot 2850 source

George Soper (c1818-?) age 22 in Hampshire Court, 14 Jul 1840; sentence aquittal : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

James Soper,Daniel Soper, & Benjamin Brown fined in mitigated penalties for playing unlawful games on the Sabbath Day; Overton Petty Sessions; 'Hampshire Advertiser' 11 Oct 1841, from newspapers.bl.uk : [a Daniel & Joseph b.c1823 East Woodhay to Richard & Rosanna m.bef.1822]

Mr Soper owned a fly imprudently left unattended at the top of St Mary's St 17 Aug 1840. The horse took fright & galloped at great speed along the street, upturning wheel barrows & everything in its way. The shafts came detached & as the animal attempted to turn the Deanery Hall corner by the church yard, it fell with great violence & a shaft penetrated its intestines. It was immediately shot; from Hants Advertiser 22 Aug : ['41cen James 25-9 flyman at Bannister St] : details of incident

Richard Soper occupied a cottage, ½ acre garden & 1 acre pasture in Basing Parish. In the Tithe Apportionment of 1841 he owed each year 1 shilling & 6 pence to the vicar, Rev James Blatch, & a 2s 1d Recor's tithe (to Magdalen College, Oxford). His landowner was William Paice The North Hants Tithe Map Project All the area tithes were reviewed around this time [a map of the plots should soon be available] : [see 1836 tithe] : [presume the 'shoe pn?' '41cen (or the ag lab above him)]


1841 Census 163 names (selection below; for full list)

Ann Soper 70 at Burghclere, not b.Hants living with William & Hannah Jennings 65-7 ag lab & Elizabeth Jenning 95 all b.Hants : [possibly 1819]

David Soper 40-4 ag lab at Wolverton, Hants, Jane 40-4, Thomas 9, William 7, all but Jane b.Hants scan : [David b.1800; m.Jane Darling 1824]

David Sopher 20-4, labourer b.Hants, at Town? Posts, Millbrook, Hants, with John Hoodley 30-4, wife? Mary 40-4 children 7 & 9 & Mary 40-4 independant means scan : [see Private David Soper's military career]

Frances Soper 45-9 (female) at Odiham with Charles 15-19, Edward 12, John 9, Mary 6, all b.Hants : [igi : Rotherwick baptisms to William/Frances (presume William m.Frances Draper 1816, Rotherwick) (presume bapt William 31 Aug 1817, Susanna 25 Apr 1819, Charles 19 May 1822, Edward 3 Jul 1825, John 2 Mar 1828 (no Mary)]

Henry Soper 50 ag lab at Lacany St?, Hannington, Charlotte Soper 5, William Soper 20, Pamealeh Soper 15, Charles Soper 14, Sarah Soper 12, Lucy Soper 6 all b.Hants; family of Henry & Charlotte Baggs; scan : [Henry m.Charlotte Baggs 1814 Kingsclere]

Hannah Soper 35-9 at Sheepwash, Hurstbourne Tarrant not b.Hants, Ann Soper 11, Jobe Soper 6 both b.Hants : [John m.Joanna Witcher 1832 Hurstbourne Tarrant]

James Soper 25-9 flyman at Bannister St, All Saints, Southampton, Anne Soper 25-9, George Soper 6, Frederick Soper 4, Ann Soper 1 : [James m.Ann Rice Bishop 1835]

Job Soper 30 gardener?, Louisa Soper 30, Caroline Jund? 26, Eliza Jund? 3m, Anne Crutch 11m, all b.Hants : [Job m.Louisa 1840 Winchester] John Soper 65-9 ag lab, Sarah Soper 65-9, possibly same building as sawyer William Blunder 45, Dinah 50-9, Alfred 20-4, James 15-9 : [John m.Sarah Fisher 1796 Brimpton, Berks]

John Soper 55, ag lab, at Weyhill, Charlotte Soper 55, William Soper 25 ag lab, Jane Soper 15, James Soper 25, Mary Soper 20, John Timpkins 55 ag lab, all b.Hants : [perhaps James/Mary a couple? see James m.Susanna Vincent 1839] : [John m.Charlotte Eyres 1807]

Margarette Soper 30-4 sailor's wife at 12 Unicorn St, Portsea Town, Hants, '41cen, Henry 11, Margarette 6 both b.Hants, John Marggridge 45-9 tea dealer
- Henry Soper b.c1830
- Margarette Soper b.c1835
- George Soper b.c1850 b.Portsmouth : [no George b.vis Hants but ??a George d.Jan>Mar 1853, Portsea, Hants]
: '61cen Margaret 57 at 35 ?Margaret? St, Clerkenwell; b.Fife*, Scotland, head & son George Soper 11, b.Portsmouth, Hants & perhaps unm lodger, 41 dealer in old clothes [*not born Fife, at least 9 letters] : [none vis '51cen]
: ??'71cen Margret Soper (c1818-?) 53, widow needle woman at 27 Duke St, St George; b.'V S?', Russia, in household of Thomas Webb 53 tailor b.Suffolk, wife & brother also household of Charles Hanbridge? 56 a smith, wife & 2 children & household of Richard Hastings 34, wife & son both b.Msx
scan
: ??'71cen unlikely as not b.Portsmouth ... a George 23unm private rmli on HMS Asia, of Portsmouth Harbour, Portsea, Hants b.Penton, Hants : [216 on board inc 57 marines; a guard ship (hulk?) see sailors] : [awarded medal 1880 : '81cen Sergeant Royal Marine Light Infantry 32 on 'HMS Warrior', b.Andover, Hants] : [Penton N of WInchester]
: '81cen M Soper head, widow 75 at 47 Rosoman St, [Clerkenwell], London; b.Scotland : [not vis '91cen or bmd bef]
: ??a Margaret Soper (c1807-1895) d.Apr>Jun 1895, age 88, Islington, Lon

Richard Soper 35-39 a 'shoe pn?', at Basing with Hannah 35-39, Walter 4, & Jane 3, all born Hants [near Grange Farm, ag lab families either side]

Richard Soper 50-54 ag lab, at East Woodhay, Rosanna 45-49, Daniel 15-9, James 15-9, Henry 9, George 7 all b.Hants scan : [no m.or b.records vis]

Richard Soper 50-54 ag lab, at Worting Rd, Basingstoke with Ann 40-45; Sarah 12; Ann 9; Maria 6 & Mary 3, all b.Hants : [a Richard & Ann Smith m.1826]

Richard Soper 50-54 gun maker, at London St, Basingstoke, Sarah 45-50 both born outside Hants, Richard Soper 15, Mary 15, Sophia 9, Lucy 7, William 7 all b.Hants : [see 1829]

Robert Soper 35-9 farmer? / teamman? at Sherfield upon Loddon, Ann Soper 35-9, Robert Soper 11, Shedrick Soper 10, William Soper 8, Elizabeth Soper 6, Martha Soper 4 & Sarah Soper 2 all b.Hants ; '41cen : [Robert Soper m.Ann bef.1831]

Robert Soper (c1783-?) 58 pensioner b.Hants, at Sherfield upon Loddon, with Martha 47, Charlotte 18, Sarah 12 (all 3 not b.Hants), James 9 b.Hants

Robert Soper m.Martha Phillis 9 Dec 1816, Leeds; assume son of William & Elizabeth Usher m.1770 b.5 Dec 1780 & d.Oct>Dec 1845 upon Loddon source, researcher Bob Hutchins
- Charlotte Soper b.1823; m.William Mathews 10 Nov 1842 at Sherfield upon Loddon [m.Oct>Dec Basingstoke reg dist] fathers Robert & William Mathews
- Sarah Soper b.1829
- James Soper b.1832 Hants
: 1800 ?a Robert (c1781-?), b.Old Basing, Hants in 1st Dragoon Guards 1800-18; at Waterloo; see Soper soldiers
: '41cen Robert 58 pensioner b.Hants, at Sherfield upon Loddon, with Martha 47, Charlotte 18, Sarah 12 (all 3 not b.Hants), James 9 b.Hants
: 1855 : [James m.1855]

Sophia 42 grocer? at Brick St, Whitechurch; George 20, silk ? old?, Ellen 18, Henry 5, Louisa 1 [John m.Sophia 1829]

Thomas Soper (b.c1799) 40-4 match maker, at High St, Portsmouth Town, Hants '41cen; Susan Soper 30-4; Louisa Soper 9; Louis Soper 17 all b.outside of Hants; Jane Soper 3m b.Hants
: Thomas Soper 1823, at Marketplace, a watch & clock maker; from "Memories of Mortonhampstead" by George Friend.
source; insolvent debtors at court Exeter 1831
- Louis Soper b.c1824 [assume Dev] : '51cen ?a Lewis 17 pauper shoemaker in Portsea workhouse; scan; ? age wrong but a Lewis Soper 13 whipped & prison for theft 1849; Lewis Soper prison 1853; not vis '61cen
- Louisa Soper b.c1832 [assume Dev] : ?a Louisa m.Oct>Dec 1850, Portsea, Hants
: ??perhaps Thomas Soaper m.Susannah Richards Apr>Jun 1838, Portsea
connection? John Walters Soper d.Jan>Mar 1840 Kingsbridge, Dev
- Male Soper b. & d.Oct>Dec 1839 Portsea, Hants
- Jane Waller/Wallor Soper b.Jan>Mar 1841, Portsea
- Samuel Walters Soper b.Jan>Mar 1845, Portsea; '71cen Royal Marine 24?; m.Fanny Crick Jul>Sep 1875, Camberwell, Lon; '81cen prison warden; d.1921
- John Walters Soper b.Apr>Jun 1847, Portsea; ?'61cen? on HMS Centurion, age 14, b.Portsmouth; d.Jul>Sep 1876, Hendon, Lon, age 27
: ?a Susan Soper d.Jul>Sep 1849, Portsea
: '51cen Thomas Soaper 52 watch maker at 6 St Mary St (tobacco shop), Portmouth, Hants; b.Morton Hampton, Dev; Jane 10 scholar at home b.Portsmouth; Samuel W 6 scholar at home & John W 4 scholar at school b.Portsea, Hants scan : [Thomas not vis '61cen, but d.not obvious]
: '51cen Lewis Soaper 17 shoemaker at District Portsea Island Union Workhouse, Portsea; b.Portsmouth; listed by proffession 7 other shoemakers there scan
: ?a Louis Soper m.Mary Ann Anderson Apr>Jun 1869, Plymouth, Dev (bmd)
: '71cen Louis Soaper (c1839-?) 32 Private in Rifle Brigade at 70 St James St, Dover; b.Portsmouth, Wife Mary Soaper 20, Bessie Soaper 8m both b.Plymouth
: '71cen John Soper, age 14 on HMS Centurion
: '81cen Louis 40 painter (out of employ) at 8 Mount St, Stoke Damerel, Dev; b.Portsmouth, Hants; Mary A 26 b.Plymouth, Dev; Sarah J 9 b.Shorncliffe, Kent, John H 3, Walter 2m b.Devonport; [not in '91& '01cen (& no Bessie)]

William Soper (c1783-?) 60-4 independent, Sarah 70-4 at Ashmanstone St, Ashmansworth '41cen : [?William m.Mrs Sarah Hunt c1797]

William Soper 50, lab at Giles Hill Cottage, St Peter Cheesehill, Winchester; Ann Soper 53, Walter Soper 17 painter J, Cain Soper 13, all b.Hants; (Harriot Heatcote 29 fs, in same property, separate household)

End of 1841 census


R Soper fined 8s 6d inc costs for trespass on Lon & SW Railway Co 23 Feb 1841; [& others; railway inconvenienced by people dangerously passing on foot on railway] Hampshire Chronicle 8 Mar 1841 :[LSWR ran through Southampton]

Richard Soper, gun maker of Basingstoke, Hants, hath by indenture 20 May transferred all his personal estate to trustees James Warne, Basingstoke gent & Noah Lawes, Basingstoke pork butcher, for all creditors of Richard by 20 May 1841. All debtors of RS to pay the trustees (London Gazette 25 May) : Insolvency court 10 Jul, in goal Winchester (13 Jul 1841). Richard a prisoner, late of Basingstoke, gun maker, whitesmith, tinman, brazier & bell hanger, previously of Aldermaston, Berks (with same trades ex gunmaker) court case Winchester 10 Dec (Lon Gaz 19 Nov) : [see 1829] : [see Berkshire gunmakers]
: Richard Soper, discharged conditionally at Winchester Court for Insolvant Debtors 10 Dec 1841; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 20 Dec

Henry Soper Couzens m.Caroline Frances Stickland, 22 Aug 1842 Portsea (or Alverstoke source) : Henry Soper Couzens bapt 7 Apr 1861 & Emily Couzens bapt 24 Aug 186 all at St Mary, Portsea (Caroline recorded as C 'Frances' at marriage & C 'Francis' at her son's birth) Portsea ? Check : --- no others in household
: Henry Soper Couzens, grocer charged with using abusive language at Landport Jun 1858; fined 5s; scan
- Henry Soper Couzens b.Jan>Mar 1861, Portsea, Hants; labourer m.Ann Maria c.1890
: '61cen : Henry Soper Couzens 42 at Portsea b.Portsea, Hants & Henry Soper Couzens 1 son b.Landport, Hants [?no others in household]
: a grocer, provisions dealer in tea, coffee, tobacco & snuff 24 Arundel St, Landport, [Portsmouth] imprisoned as bankrupt
1866 : at London Bankrupt Court 1866 : 9 Somers Rd, Southsea to his creditor 1868; 1st dividend of 4s 0¾d 26 Feb 1868 & susequent Wed at Parkyns, Basing St, Declarations of Dividents; in 'Daily News' (pub.Lon), 22 Feb ; scan
: Henry Soper Couzens d.27 Apr 1868 age 49, grocer, at his residence Somers Rd, Southsea, 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub Portsmouth 29 Apr) 1868, from
newspapers.bl.uk [d.Jul>Sep 1868 Portsead RD]
: connection? Henry Soper Couzens b.Oct>Dec 1895; d.Jul>Sep 1897, age 1, both Portsea, Hants
:'11cen Henry Soper Couzens 50 gen labourer (self employed) in 6 rooms at 5 Liverpool Road, Kingston, Portsmouth, Hants; b.Portsmouth, Hants; Ann Maria Couzens 55 {m.20y 2 births, 1 alive} & Caroline Francis Couzens 18unm at home, all b.Portsmouth, Hants scan
: '11cen connection? an Ernest Soper Couzins 10 at Devonport, Dev
: connection? a William Soper alias William Cousens Hants Reg WW1
: connection? an Ernest Soper Couzins at Kent Assizes 1949
: connection? a James Soper shopkeeper gent of Hilsey, nr Portsmouth [1m NE of centre] died leaving c.£5,000. one of his executors was his nephew Henry Couzens

William Soper of North Warnborough, fined 8s for sealing turnips at Upton Grey [3m SW], property of W L Sclater esq of Haddington House; Basingstone Town Hall Hampshire Advertiser 24 Dec 1842 : [If too poor to get mid-winter food for family then why fine not prison?; not large turnip heist, as 10s assault & 2s damaging tree; 'W' 9s fine for tree damage 1843 below & speculate the poacher 'W' 1844 below?]
: W Soper committed at Winchester?, 14d at Bridewell Gaol for poaching; Hampshire Telegraph 27 Feb 1843
: William Soper, Edward Soper, John Milam (listed 1st & also fined 42s for assaulting Mr Sparshott at North Warnborough), Wm Rivers, & John Mills charged at petty sessions, Odiham for wilfully damnaging trees belonging to John Sparshott 14, fined 9s each in costs; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.27 May 1843)[getting firewood?]: ['41cen only Hants Edward 12 at Odiham, presume parents William m.Frances Draper m.1816]
: W Soper 21d at Bridewell Gaol for destroying fish; Basingstoke sessions; Hampshire Advertiser 24 Aug 1844 : ['51cen there was a Thomas Soper 78 at N.Warnboro, Odiham with married dau 24 & Soper grsons 6 & 4, so speculate his son?]

Mary Susan Soper b.Apr>Jun 1843 & Mary Susan Soaper d.Jan>Mar 1844, both Portsea, Hants : [??a Thomas Soaper m.1838 Portsea]

James Soper, of Monxton obtained game certificate costing £4 10s for year of 1843; in 'Bristol Mercury' 9 Sep, from newspapers.bl.uk : [?m.1839]

William Soper, Edward Soper, John Milam (listed 1st & also fined 42s for assaulting Mr Sparshott at North Warnborough), Wm Rivers, & John Mills charged at petty sessions, Odiham for wilfully damnaging trees belonging to John Sparshott 14, fined 9s each in costs; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub 27 May 1843), from newspapers.bl.uk : [8s fine; stealing turnips 1842 above] : [only Hants Edward in '41cen age 12 at Odiham]

Richard Soper of Basingstoke had 12lbs of metal stolen from his shop by Alfred Jacob, age 17 committed to Winchester Goal, 15 May 1843 for trial by the Mayor. Sentenced to 2m with hard labourer at Bridewell Prison, Case 26 Mid Sessions : from HRO; Prisoners in New Prison, Winchester & victims & in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 20 May & 'Hampshire Telegraph' 3 Jul from newspapers.bl.uk : [presume the Richard, gunmaker]

James Soper, flyman, Bannister Street, Bedford Place : [James at Bannister St '41cen (the mews back steet of Bedford Place) Googlemaps]
Mrs Soper, Holden Court, North Front, Kingsland Place [Central S'ton by Hogland Park Googlemaps]
John Soper esq, Hill Head Cottage, Fawley : [Hillhead Cottage, Clashot Rd, Calshot Googlemaps]
: 1843 directory of Southampton www.plimsoll.org

George Soper esq, of Guildford, bought Gilbert White's diary & other papers, dated Dec 1843 from a batch of newspaper cutting & other papers Hants RO: [Rev G White (1720-1793) of ‘Natural History of Selborne’ fame]

Thomas Soper (c1824-?) m.Jane Green 6 Jul 1844 Andover, Hants [m.Jul>Sep] b.c1824 Hurstbourne Tarrent to James & Charlotte Bowley m.1820
? - James Soper b.29 Sep 1844* Hurstbourne Tarrent [b.Jul>Sep Andover bmd dist] m.Elizabeth; '71cen ag lab; d.1898, farmer of Lymington Fm, Medstead
- George Soper b.Jul>Sep 1847 Hurstbourne [Andover]
- Thomas Soper b.24 Dec 1849* HT [b.Oct>DecAndover]; m.Eliza c.1878, Andover; '81cen army reserve, & bricklayers labourer; d.14 Jan 1885
- Mary Soper b.16 Feb 1850* Hurstbourne Tarrent [b.Oct>Dec Andover]
a different set of children between '51 & '61cen (wrong family??)
- John Soper b.Oct>Dec 1852 Hurstbourne [Andover] m.Fanny Hornblower 1904, Henley, Oxon; '11cen 58 chimney cleaner Caversham, Ox
- Ann Soper b.27 May 1854* Hurstbourne [b.Oct>Dec Andover]; d.25 Sept 1862* Hurstbourne Tarrant [d.Jul>Sep 1862 Andover, Hants]
- Elizabeth Ann Soper b.c1856 Hurstbourne; '81cen ?housemaid 24unm
- Henry Soper b.Apr>Jun 1858 Hurstbourne [Andover]; plough boy '61cen; malster '71cen; publican '81cen; a soldier m.Alice Vokes at Bullington, Hants 1889
- Charles Soper b.Jul>Sep 1859 Hurstbourne [Andover; d.5 Jan 1875 at HT [d.Andover age 15 bmd])
- Edward Soper b.c1862 Hurstbourne : [not vis bmd]
- Harriet Jane Soper b.Jul>Sep 1863 Upton, Hurstbourne [Andover bmd dist] & ['91cen 27unm with bro James; below]; ??a Harriet J m.Jan>Mar 1894, Alton, Hants (to either William Alfred Canning or Fred Jarrett); [d.Dec 1915 in Dorset from wikitree]
- Fredrick William Soper b.6 Nov 1868* Upton [b.Oct>Dec Andover]; m.Mary Corner 29 Dec 1899 Dartford, Kent* [as 'Frederick William' m.Mary Corner Oct>Dec 1899 Dartford dist; 7 children, surname Williams b.1894-1912 b.Canada from 1903]; To Canada 1902; d.6 Feb 1942* Toronto, Ontario, Canada wiki
- - grandau Kate Lilly L Soper 'Lillie' b.Jan>Mar 1880 Upton [Andover] (assumed from '81cen 'Kate G' 15m) :m.Oct>Dec 1900 Uxbridge, Lon (to either Laurence Gabriel M French or Francis Fisher) Soper m.Oct>Dec 1900, Uxbridge, Lon
: ?? might Thomas m.1844 - as unassigned m.to Lucy in Hartley Wintney dist (assume Upton) Lucy seems to have died in childbirth 1844 & day Lucy with grfather George Giles
: '51cen Thomas 17 b.'Ibthrop H?', Hurstbourne Tarrant [also in HT Hannah 35-0 at Sheepwash, Ann 11, Jobe 6 : & William at Hanghurst? Hill, HT]
: '51cen Thomas 29 farm lab at Ibthorpe, Hurstbourne Tarrant; Jane 23, James 6, George 3, Thomas 1, Mary 4m, all b.Hurstbourne
: '61cen Thomas 38 malster at Soper's Farm, Hurstbourne Tarrant: Jane 33, John 8 scholar, Ann 6, Elizabeth 4, Henry 2, Charles 1 all b.Hurstbourne : [Soper's Farm, Upton still in 1960; Thomas demoted to ag lab by '71cen]
: '61cen George 13 ploughboy b.Hurstbourne Tarrant; Charles Moon 43 farmer of 200a; b.Michaeldene; Louisa Moon 40 b.'Bowme' [Bourne?], Anna Fisher 14 farm servant, b.Hurstbourne
: '71cen Thomas ag lab 46 at Hamlet of Upton, Hurstbourne Tarrant; Jane 44, Elith 14, Henry 12 plough boy, Chars 11, Edward 9, Harriet Jane 7 all scholars, Fredrick 2, all b.Hurstbourne Tarrant scan
: '71cen, John ag lab 18 at 10 Clifton Terrace, Caversham, Ox with uncle/aunt Henry Green 41 ag lab & Ellen 34, William Ashley 7 scholar b.Caversham
: '81cen Thomas 57 ag lab at Upton, HT; Jane 54 domestic, Harriett 17, William 12 [Frederick W] ag lab, & dau [grdau?] Kate G 15m all b.Upton [hamlet, Hurstbourne Tarrant]
: '81cen Henry 22unm malster at 28 Bridge St, Winchester, lodging with Maria Annell 56 b.Martyr Worthy, Hants a widowed charwoman [Henry m.Alice Vokes 1889]
: '81cen Elizabeth housemaid 24unm at Manor Rd Stirling House, Christchurch; b.Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants dom serv to Martin Reed 57 professor, wife 2 governess, 12 scholars, ladies maid, nurse, cook, parlourmaid & kitchenmaid : [not vis '91cen]
: 1891 Thomas Soper (c1824-1891) d.Jan>Mar 1891, Andover, Hants, age 67
: '91cen Jane 64 widow living on her own means, in 4 rooms at Upon St, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants; b.Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants with grandaughter Lilly 11 scholar b.Upton scan : [Kate Lilly] : [not vis ';01cen, no d. obvious]
: '91cen (Henry 32 publican; John 35unm brewers laborer, Caversham, Oxon) : (?a Thomas d.Jan>Mar 1891, Andover age 67?)
:'91cen James 46 farmer (self emp) at Lymington Farm, West End, Medstead, Hants; b.Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants; Elizabeth 37unm b.Binham, Berks; sister Harriet J 27unmb.Upton [Hamlet, Hurstbourne Tarrant], Andover, Hants & nephew John Purdue 15 b.Reading, Berks; scan : [no Soper/Perdue m.vis bmd]
: *from wikitree

Richard Soper (1822-1867), m.Sara Ann Sign Harrison 23 Dec 1844, Romsey, Hants (igi) [m.Oct>Dec as 'Soaper' (bmd)]
: Richard b.21 Apr 1822 at Upton Grey to William & Charlotte ne Clarke who m.
1805
- Richard Soper* b.?Jul>Sep 1845, d.?Jul>Sep 1846 Southampton
- Frances Mary Soper b.18 Nov 1846, Southampton m.31 Mar 1869 Sgt John Pringle of Army Hospital Corps, Netley; at Christchurch, Freemantle nr.Ston
- Sarah Ann Sign Soper bpt.24 Dec 1848, Southampton; Sarah Ann S m.Joseph Godden Oct>Dec 1870, South Stoneham, Hants (bmd) ['Goddin' in ancestry.com]
- Charles Soper b.Oct>Dec 1850 Southampton
- Caroline Soper bpt.16 Apr 1854 all at St Mary, Southampton; m.Apr>Jun 1874, S.Stoneham, Hants (to either John Breaker or Mark Caper)
- Beatrice Soper b.Apr>Jun 1859 S.Stoneham; d.6 Feb 1877 S'ton, age 18 [see below]
: [*added from reasearcher Judith Ann Parkin's post who's family's relative, Frances Mary d.1935 S'ton? age 45 (?a Richard b.Jul>Sep 1845 : a Richard d.Jul>Sep.1846 S'ton)]
: 1847 Richard, policeman at the docks witnessed passing Edward Barker 29, store keeper of 'The Pekin' berthed in tidal basin. He asked way to 'Pekin' 12:30 on a dark & thick night; Barker assume drowned, body not found. Docks to close at 12pm in future, when lights turned off; 'Hampshire Advertiser' 13 Feb 1847
: '51cen : Richard 29 porter to Southampton Docks, at 4 Fox's Buildings, St Marys, S'ton, b.Basingstoke; Sarah Ann 36 b.Lyndhurst, Hants; Frances 4; Sarah Ann 2; Charles 4m all b.S'ton, Hants & brother Charles 23 unm toll collector to docks b.Andover, Hants ; scan: [why police > porter > police?]
: '61cen : Richard 39 dock policeman at Nelson Rd, b.Basingstoke, Sarah A S 45 b.Lyndhurst, Hants, Frances 14, Sarah A L 12, Charles 10, Caroline 8 all scholars b.Southampton; Beatrice 2 b.Millbrook, Hants : [not visable '41cen]
: 1860 arrested drunk labourer inside Southampton Docks 1860; scan
: 1862 Soper a police officer endeavoured to take away a drunk labourer from the Docks Company, Dock Police Officer Compton assisted & got punched in the face. Fined for assault Southampton Police Court 10s or 14d prison; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 26 Apr 1862 from
news.bl.uk; scan
: 1867 Richard d.2 Jul 1867, policeman of Nelson Rd, Freemantle [nr.Southampton]; died at Freemantle; [Richard 'of Christchurch, Freemantle' bef.dau's m] [d.Jul>Sep 1867, South Stoneham, Hants, age 45]
: '71cen Sarah widow, no occupation 58, at Nelson Rd, Freemantle, Millbrook; b.Lyndhurst; Caroline 17 b.Southampton, Beatrice 12, b.Freemantel :
scan : [Charles & Richard not vis]
: '71cen Frances 25unm machinist, b.Dolton, Dev; at 27 South Wharf Rd, Paddington, Lon; boarding with Frances H Denman 38 harness maker b.Paddington (2 other households in property) scan
: 1872 Richard d.2 Jul 1867, policeman of Nelson Rd, Freemantle; d.Freemantle, administration at Principal Registry 14 Dec 1872 to Sarah Ann Soper of Freemantle, widowed wife, sole executrix; from Probate Calender, scan : [Richard (1822-1867) d.Jul>Sep, South Stoneham, age 45]
: 1875 Sarah Ann Sign Soper d.9 Feb 1875, widow of Nelson Rd, Freemantle, Millbrook parish; died at Nelson Rd; will proved Winchester 27 Feb 1875 to Edward Harrison dairyman of Bevois St, Shirley, brother & sole executor; estate under £20; from Probate Calender, witnesses Edward Harrison & George Freemain scan : [Sarah Ann d.Jan>Mar 1875, South Stoneham, age 60] : [her will 1875]
: 1875 Richard Soper a policeman of Nelson Rd, Freemantle, Millbrook parish, Portsmouth. d.2 Jul 1867 S.Stoneham, left less than £20 in 1 June will. Everything to wife, except watch & family bible, bequethed to son Charles Soper : Richard Soper, executor & guardian of my under age children; witnesses Henry Tiford, gardener, Roundhams Nursing Home & Edward Harrison, darey man, Shirley, Hants : Proved 14 Dec 1871 by oath of Sarah Ann Soper, widow & sole executor : hants.gov : Widow, Sarah Anne Sign Soper will 1875 of Nelson Rd
- - - - -
: 1877 Beatrice Soper d.6 Feb 1877, age 18, at 2 Fitzhugh St, Western Shore, Southampton, youngest daLonu of the late Richard Soper of Freemantle, 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.S'ton) 10 Feb, from newspapers.bl.uk

Richard Soper, cordwainer of Old Basing had a deed conveyed from William Paice of Basingstoke, upholsterer, 3 Apr 1844 for a messuage, Nether Long Croft, Pyards Hill, Old Basing with meadow land, 1 acre watercress beds & 7 cottages Old Basing. In 1889 the Soper family conveyed it to Thomas & William Palmer of Stratfield Saye, yeomen Hants Records Office ref11M49/E/T360-361,2 : Bundle inc Richard Soper's will probate 24 Apr 1844 (proved 19 Apr 1869) & will of widow Hannah Soper of Basingstoke 31 Aug 1876 (proved 19 Apr 1879) ref 11M49/E/T367 & 8 : [see below]
-
Richard Soper (c1802-1868) cordwainer of Basing. Will 4 Apr 1844 : Left all to wife Hannah Soper (exectrix) : witnesses W H Prickett & R H King : Died 22 May 1868, Basingstoke. Proved Winchester 19 Apr 1869 by oath of Hannah : Left under £100 : ref5M62/10 p317 Hants RO : [Richard & Hannah m.bef.1837]

Frances Soper m.John Raverstock. Andover baptist chapel 23 Apr 1844 : The Baptist Magazine Jan 1844 from google book

W Soper, for destroying fish, committed to Bridewell 21 days; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.Southampton) 24 Aug 1844, from newspapers.bl.uk

E Soper, committed to Bridewell Prison for 2 months for damaging firewood; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.Southampton) 12 Oct 1844, from newspapers.bl.uk
Edward Soper prosecuted in case nr141 Mic. Sessions 1844 ; Bridewell prison, nr Winchester : ['41cen only Hants Edward 12 at Odiham, bpt.3 Jul 1825 (same family bpt.William 31 Aug 1817 perhaps the W above??)]

James Soper (c1805-1844) bur.1 Apr 1844, Litchfield - St James the Less, age 38 of Bradley source : [an Elizabeth bur Litchfield 1847 age 66]

Lower Soper's, Middle Soper's & Upper Soper's at Netley 66 trees in 540 capital oak trees in timber auction at Anchor Inn, Eling 22 Apr, close to good roads 2½ miles from Eling Warfe [Southampton]; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 20 Apr 1844, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

J Soper, at Winchester Court during the week, 21 days for assault, committed Bridewell; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 3 Feb 1844, from newspapers.bl.uk

Daniel Soper m.Prudence Willis Apr>Jun 1844, Kingsclere, Hants (bmd) [Daniel Soper b.c1823 East Woodhay to Richard & Rosanna m.bef.1822]
- Mary Ann Soper b.Jul>Sep 1844, E.Woodhay, Hants/Berks (Kingsclere reg dist, Hants); '51cen gen serv 15, at Newbury; b.E.Woodhay; '71cen 29unm cook in Lon; ??a Mary A m.1878 Newbury
- Sarah Jane Soper b.4 Jun 1848 Reading, Berks (St Mary, gro) (b.Apr>Jun)
? - Rosanna Soper b. & d.Oct>Dec 1853 Wokingham (assumed)
- Ellen Soper b.Jul>Sep 1855,Wargrave (Wokingham RD), Berks; '71cen gen serv 15 at St Giles, Berks
- George Soper b.c1857 Wargrave, Reading; (?assume Daniel George b.Oct>Dec 1856, Wokingham, Berksm.Agnes Ann Drewsbury 1880 Lon; railwayman)
- Alice Soper b.14 Apr 1861* Reading (St Giles, gro) (but b.Jan>Mar 1861 so bpt?) & d.Jul>Sep 1879 Newbury age 18
: '41cen Daniel 15 at East Woodhay, Hants with Richard 50-54 ag lab, at East Woodhay, Rosanna 45-49, Daniel 15-9, James 15-9, Henry 9, George 7 all b.Hants scan
: 1841 Daniel Soper, James Soper [brother?], & Benjamin Brown fined in mitigated penalties for playing unlawful games on the Sabbath Day; Overton Petty Sessions; 'Hampshire Advertiser' 11 Oct 1841, from newspapers.bl.uk
: '51cen Daniel 29 groom at 6 Crown Place, Reading, St Giles b.Huntbury?, Berks; Prudence 28 b.Bucklebury; Mary Ann 6 scholar b.East Woodhay; Sarah Jane 3 b.Reading scan
: '61cen Dan 38 gardener at Ivy Cottage, St Giles, Reading, b.East Woodhay, Hants; Prudence 38 b.Bucklebury, Berks; Sarah 13; Ellen 4; George 4 scholars; Alice 2m all b.Wargrave, Berks scan
: '61cen ??a Maryanne 16 scullery maid at 38 Great Cumberland Place, St Marylebone,St Mary, Lon; b.East Woodhay, Hants; a full set of servants housekeeper 59, housemaid 25, kitchen maid 25, coachman 48, groom 19, under butler 20; with 2 visiters a law student & servant's wife
: '71cen Daniel 48 domestic gardener, b.East Woodhay, Hants; at Smith's Buildings, Stroud Green, Greenham; Prudence 48 b.Buckellrm?, Bucks; George 14 errand boy; Alice 10 scholar; Emma 8 scholar, all b.St Giles, Reading scan
: '71cen ??a Mary A 29unm cook, b.East Woodhay, Berks; at 61 Westbourne Terrace, Paddington; with Arthur Mortimer b.Lambeth 72 unm rector of St Mathews?, also a butler, ladysmaid, cook & housemaid; scan : [not vis '81cen]
: '71cen Ellen (c1856-?) gen dom 15, b.Wargrave, Berks; at 82 Southampton St, St Giles, Berks; servant to William Venner 36 grocer b.Dev, wife 33, 5 children & other gen serv Jane Diggens 21 b.Slinfield? Berks scan
: 1878 ?a Mr Soper's greengrocer, shop, Newbury destroyed when a fire at Messers Smart, coopers of Market Place broke out & spread. Soper 'with the back premises', all losses insured; from The Times 7 Sep : Fire 2am Fri at cooper/basketmaker occupying a succession of shops, closely packed with stock, an ironmonger & adjoining house burnt, all insured; 'Banbury Guardian' 12 Sep scan : [from '81cen assume junction of Bartholomew St & Market Pl]
: 1878 or Mr Soper, 'printer' & 5 other premises damaged when fire raged 7h Fri AM, Market Place, Newbury, Berks; Smart's basket makers destoyed; County & volunteer fire brigades came by special train from Reading at 4am; S.Wales News 7 Sep 1878scan
: 1879 Daniel in Berkshire Court, 11 Jan 1879; sentence, aquittal, from Criminal Registers from ancestry.com (where crime available) : [?speculate connected to 1878 fire?]
: 1880 ?an Ellen age c25unm from Christchurch parish, admitted to Southwark Workhouse; 29 Nov 1880 bag maker? an unnamed son 0 'born in house' scan : [?a Thomas b.Oct>Dec 1880, Southwark, St Saviour, Lon; not vis '81cen; a Thomas d.Jul>Sep 1881 Lambeth (but after census??)] : [but a 2nd Ellen 15 serv in Lon]
: '81cen Daniel 59 at Newbury & Prudence 59 market gardeners at 110 Bartholomew St, Newbury, Catherine 17 dau shop ass b.Reading : [no Catherine vis '71cen; ??a Catherine m.Newbury, Berks 1883]
: '81cen Ellen 25unm 13 Highbury Grange, Lon [Highbury, N5]; b.Newbury, Berks; gen serv to James Freeman 53 trimming manufacturer b.Draiton, Nfk & wife Emily 42 b.Woodcot, Hants; dau 25unm & visiting father 78; scan
: 1882 Daniel; d.15 May 1882 Coroner, Newbury County Division; ref.COR/N/3/15/5 a2a (d.Apr>Jun, age 58)
: 1882 Daniel florist & seedsman of Bartholomew St, Newbury, his body found in River Kennett nr.town, Sat PM; 'Banbury Guardian' 18 May scan. Deceased a married man, resided in Newbury many years; County Observer 20 May 1882 scan
: 1882 Daniel d.13 May 1882, gardener & seedsman of Newbury; died Newbury; administration Oxford 31 Aug 1882 to Prudence of Newbury widowed wife; estate £97 5s 1d; from Probate Calender, scan
: '91cen Prudence 68 almswoman, in 2 rooms at 7 Kimbers Alms Houses, Market Place, Newbury; b.Bucklebury, Berks (neighbours, almsmen & women, each 2 rooms); scan
: '01cen Prudence 77 widow, almswoman in 2 rooms at 7 Kimber's Alms Houses, Cheap St, Newbury; b.Bucklebury, Berks; scan : d.Jan>Mar 1906 age 82 Newbury

Robert Soper (c1801-?) manslaughter 12 May 1845, Case 9, case adjorned to next assises : Aquitted 10 Jul 1845 (age 44) July Assises; from HRO; Prisoners in New Prison, Winchester & victims scan [?a Robert b.9 May 1800 Sherfield Upon Loddon : a Robert m.1823 at Odiham (witness m.S-u-L 1806?) : not vis '41,'61,'71cen; '51cen a Robert b.1804 in Hants b.Dorset]

Robert Soper, commonly called Dyer, found guilty of manslaughter at coroner court 12 May Sherfield upon Lodden: on the body of John Foster the younger, aged abt 13. On 1 May, Soper took the boy in his cart to Reading Fair. He got drunk & driving home very fast, he ran against a 4 wheel carriage which turned the cart over. The boy thrown with great violence to the ground & died of brain concussion 11 May; A warrent for his apprehension & committal to Winchester Gaol for trial at next assizes; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.S'ton) 17 May 1845, from newspapers.bl.uk : [connection? a William Soper alias Dyer 3m prison poaching 1849]
: Connection to other Soper-Dyers below?
: Susan Soper Dyer m.Jan>Mar 1855, Richmond, Surrey (to either Stephen Hamblen or Davis Woolford)
: Emma Soper Dyer m.Jul>Sep 1896, Whitchurch, Hants (to either William Cooper or Herbert Henry Weeks)
: Frederick Soper Dyer m.Ellen Baker Jul>Sep 1898, Whitchurch ; '39cen incapacitated m.1898
: Laura Soper Dyer b.Jan>Mar 1899, Whitchurch
: Rosina Soper Dyer m.Oct>Dec 1904, Whitchurch
: Jean D Soper-Dyer Post Office typist, 1945, Northampton Dept
: John Soper-Dyer d.1 May 2004, age 82, service at Basingstoke Crematorium hampshirechronicle.co.uk
: Dorothy Margaret Soper-Dyer d.2 May 2004 age 88, funeral St Mary's, Overton hampshirechronicle.co.uk
: Shadrach Soper-Dyer (c1831-92) cattle doctor m.Sarah Lawrence 1855, Basingstoke
: '39cen Frederick Soper-Dyer 68m incapacitated (b.4 Jul 1871); at 18 Pound Rd, Kingsclere & Whitchurch dist, with Ellen 69m unpaid domestic duties (b.21 Sep 1870) scan
- - - 1921 Frederick Soper-Dyer nr.7871022 B Coy, 1 Depot, Tank Reg. Absent Voters List 1921; Basingstoke Division, Hants; Waltham Rd Basingstoke, Hampshire; 969 Autumn; scan
: 1920 Robert Soper-Dyer nr.12722 Rifleman on '3rd Bn, KRRC'; Home address, Waltham Rd, Overton, Basingstoke ; on Absent Voters List 1920 scan & as Cpl 1920 scan & 1921 List, Rifleman nr.6838367; 3rd Bn, KRRC scan
: '39cen Frederick Soper Dyer 68 incapacitated (b.4 Jul 1871) at 18 Pound Rd, Kingsclere & Whitchurch, Hants Ellen Soper Dyer 69 unpaid dom duties (b.21 Sep 1870) scan
: '39cen Gladys Brownett [later m.Mr Soper-Dyer] 18unm shop assistant (pie shop) (b.16 Aug 1921) at 419 School House, Worting Rd, Basingstoke, Hants; with Mary Emma Brownett (b.25 Feb 1882) charwoman & unpaid domestic duties; Phyllis May Brownett (m.Mr Chilcott) b.8 May 1917 invoicing clerk, tyre factory; Doris Brownett [m.Mr Lock) b.4 Sep 1918 daily domestic; Kate Woodwards b.28 Sep 1902 dom serv scan [Frederick Soper Dyer m.Gladys Brownett Oct>Dec 1949 Basingstoke : his father Frederick Soper Dyer m.1898]
: '39cen Stanley Soper-Dyer 35m painter agricultural estate (b.9 Mar 1903) at New Cottage, Deane, Basingstoke, Hants; Winifred E M 25m unpaid domestic duties (b.17 Jul 1913); Ann 1 under school age (b.30 Mar 1938); Bernard R 0 under school age (b.24 Jul 1939) scan [m.Winifred E M Dawe 1937]
: '39cen Joan Soper-Dyer 33unm hospital kitchen supervisor (b.24 Apr 1906) at City Hospital, Longfield Terrace, Plymouth, Dev scan : [?a Joan Soper-Dyer Apr>Jun 1904 Reading]
: '39cen Florence M Soper Dyer 31 married, not known (b.? Dec 1907) at County Mental Hospital, Gloucester, Glos scan

Henry Soper, & 6 others ordered to pay 2s each to be deducted from their wages for absenting themselves from the service of W M Herriot yeoman of Herriard; Basingstoke Petty Sessions; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 12 Jul 1845, from newspapers.bl.uk :[harvest time? - '51cen WMH 36 farming 436a Grange Fm, Herriot with 10 ag lab] : ['41cen 3 Henrys; age 51 at Hannington ('51cen ag lab); 19 ag lab at Amport ('51cen ag lab at Andover) & 9 at E.Woodhay son of ag lab ('51cen ag lab Kingsclere)]

Newspaper 1845 says Burghclere pop.845, Church Oakley 335, Hannington pop.261, Kingsclere 3,207, North Waltham 429, Steventon 193, Woolverton 208

William Soper m.Mary Tucker [from ancestry.com tree] [so not the William m.Mary Mason Jul>Sep 1846, Southampton] : Mary (b.Weymouth, Dor c.1817); William b.1817 to William (1786-1870) b.Great Toller/Toller Porcorum, Dorset & Elizabeth Himbury who m.1813
- Martha Georgina Soper b.Oct>Dec 1845, S'ton
- Emma Elizabeth Soper b.Oct>Dec 1847, S'ton [could she be the insolvant Brighton spinster 1899?, & d.1930 Brighton age 82?; if so not vis '81/'91cen]
- Mary Ann Soper b.Oct>Dec 1849, S'ton
- William George Frederick Soper b.31 Mar 1865 [b.Apr>Ju], S'ton; School award? 1867 scan; house furnisher salesman; m.Alice Elizabeth Sims 1883, S'ton; d.1940
- John Alfred Soper b.17 Jun 1854 at 12 St Mary St, S'ton baptist minister m.Caroline Haward Jul>Sep 1881 Blything, Suffolk; m.Jessie Marion; d.1912, Hampstead, age 57 biog
- Walter Tucker Soper b.Jul>Sep 1856, S'ton; baptist minister/schoolmaster; m.Louisa Smeed 1884 Faversham, Kt; biog
- Edwin Herbert Soper b.Apr>Jun 1859, S'ton; baptist minister/missionary. m.Grace Emily Gennard Mallaber. Brazil 1884, d.NZ 1898; biog
: '51cen William 31 boot maker at 12 Upper St Mary St, St Marys, S'ton, b.Windford Eagle Dor; Mary 30 b.Weymouth Dor; Martha G 5; Emma 3 & Mary A 1 b.S'ton; scan
: Mrs Soper's lodger stole £4 & blankets from her, Mar 1860
: '61cen William boot & shoe maker of 12 Upper St Mary St*, S'ton 44 b.Dorset; Mary 39 b.Weymouth; Mary 15 apprentice; Emma 13; William 9; John 6; William [Walter] 4; Edwin 1 all b.S'ton: [*connection? a James 29 grocer at nr 13 '71cen]
: William's bankruptcy 1862-7
: '71cen William boot & shoe maker 55, b.Lauceston, Dev; at Boot Shop & House, Obelisk Rd, Woolston, St Mary Extra, Southampton; Mary 51, b.Weymouth, Dor; Walter 14; Edwin 11 both scholar, b.S'ton : scan
: William Soper, shoemaker, Lisbon House, Obelisk Rd, Woolston; Southampton Street Directory 1871, 1876 & Victoria Terrace, Woolston 1879 Kelly's Directory
: '81cen William 65 bootmaker master, Victoria Rd, S'ton; b.Dor; Mary 60 china dealer; b.Weymouth, Dor
: '81cen John A 26 baptist minister b.Southampton lodging with William Sharpe 56 bank messenger b.Lamberhurst, Kt; wife Ann 52 b.Pembury, Kt; son William J 12 scholar b.Deptford, Kt; niece Frances Greenfield 17 servant b.Hersmorden, Kt
: '81cen Walter T Soper theological student, 24unm, at 92 Newington Butts, Newington, Surrey/London; boarding with Thomas Page 34 solicitor, wife & 4 children
: '91cen William 74 St Mary Extra, S'ton; b.Windford Eagle, Dor; Mary 70; b.Weymouth : [not vis '01cen; William's d.not obvious bmd]
: William(1817-1890) - [but seems in '91cen??]; Mary (1821-1893) *from a family tree by Lucinda Brown on Ancestry.com (members only) [lost link]
: so assume Mary Soper (c1821-1893) d.Jan>Mar 1893, South Stoneham, Hants, age 72*

William Soper (1817-1895?) m.Louisa Baggs 12 Sep 1846 St Mary's, Kingsclere; fathers, labourers Henry & Thomas; witness Stephen Baggs & Mary Taylor : source : (William b.4 May 1817 Hannington to Henry & Charlotte who m.1814) Louisa Baggs (b.26 Jul 1829 H'ton); 9 children all b.Hannington (Kingsclere bmd) district
- James Soper b.Oct>Dec 1846, (b.Hannington, but b.Kingerby like his mother in '61cen)
- Charles Soper b.Oct>Dec 1848; carter, '01cen ag lab 42unm Hannington with sister Ann; '11cen ag lab 62unm with sister Harriet
- Ann Soper b.7 Nov 1851 (?an Ann b.Oct>Dec 1850) : m.Arthur Laviston Bewer 1870 [with brother '01cen below]
- William Soper b.Apr>Jun 1853, (widowed 27 by '81cen); rem.Mary Ann Heaver 1892; '11cen labourer 67
- George Soper b.Apr>Jun 1856, ag lab; assumed? m.Mary Guy 1892, Ringwood, Hants
- Harriett Soper Jan>Mar 1861 (m.Frederick Woodhouse 1883 Kingsclere) with father '91cen below, Brother with her '11cen
- Thomas Soper b.Jul>Sep 1863,
- Henry Soper c1865/6,
- Arthur Soper b.Apr>Jun 1867; ag lab; m.Sarah Ann Baggs (ne Collins) 1895)
: '41cen Henry 50-4 ag lab at Lacany St?, Hannington, Charlotte 50-4, William 20-4, Pamealeh 15-9, Charles 14, Sarah 12, Lucy 6 all b.Hants; scan
: '51cen William 33 ag lab at Hannington, Kingsclere, b.Kingsclere; Lousia 23; James 4; Charles 2; Ann 3m all b.H'tn : [next household is Freemantle Farm of William Brown 45 b.Kingsclere (589a empl 17 labs)]; scan
: '61cen William 48 ag lab at Hannington; b.Hannington; Louisa 33 ag lab; James 14, a carter boy, ag lab, both b.'Kingerby'; Ann 10 ag lab; William 7; George 5; Harriet 3m all b.Hannington
: '61cen Charles 14 carters boy, Balthams?, Kingsclere; b.Hannington, 1 of 2 boarders, both carters at home of William Spicer 48 carter & ag labr, wife mother (a pauper) & 3 sons 12-19 all carters
: Louisa d.Apr>Jun 1871 Hannington
: '71cen William ag lab 53, b.H'tn; at Hannington Village; Louisa 42 b.Kingsclere; Harriett 10; Tom 7; Harry 6 all scholars; Arthur 4, all b.H'tn also visitor Mary Taylor 53 [m/unm/w not given; m.witness above] b.Kingsclere: scan
: '71cen Charles carter, ag lbr 22, b.Hannington; at 2 Spring Pond, Frefolk Manor; in household of William Bone 43 carter/ag lbr, wife Elizabeth 41 & 5 children 2-16 all b.Whitchurch (George Bone 2 b.Frefolk) : scan
: '71cen George farm servant 15, b.Hannington; at Tunworth; with Daniel Lunn 56 unm farmer of 242a (emp 7) sisters Susanna 55 unm & Elizabeth 58 widowed annuitant & farm servant William Harrison 17: scan
: '81cen William 63 widowed ag lab at Cottage, Hannington; James 34unm; Charles 32 both ag labs; Harriett 20 general servant; Henry 15; William 27 widow all b.Hannington both ag lab; also boarder Alfred Ilsey 1 b.Farleigh, Hants & lodger David Palinger 64unm ag lab b.Basingstoke, Hants
: '81cen George 24unm general servant (farm indoor ag) at Common Heath, Kingsclere; b.Hannington, Hants with Alfred Whistler 42 farming 900a (emp 11 labs), wife 34, 7 children & 7 servants : [not vis '91cen]
: '91cen William 74 widower, farm labourer (employee) in 4 rooms at a Cottage, Hannington, Kingsclere, Hants; b.Hannington, Hants with son-in-law Frederick Woodhouse 30 farm labr b.Kingsclere, Harriett Woodhouse 31, children George 7, Ellen 5 & Frank 2 b.Hannington & grandson Alfred 12 b.Hannington; scan [Alfred 2 not vis '81cen or bmd]
: '91cen James 44 at Dummer, b.H'tn; (William c37 & Henry c25 not vis)
: '91cen Charles 42unm agricultural labourer at Cottage, Hannington, (Kingsclere dist); b.Hannington perhaps lodger with Frederick Digweed 36 labourer b.Tidgrove, in 2 rooms; Alice 31, Emily 11 both b.Overton & Fred 2m b.Hannington (Baggs families on sheet) scan
: '91cen Arthur 23 b.Hannington, 1 of 6 unm agricultural labourers 21-49 lodging at the Queen's Head Public House, Basingstoke, inn keeper George Blake 30 b.Maplederwell, wife & sons 1 & 3:scan
: a William d.Oct>Dec 1895 Kingsclere age 77?
: '01cen Charles 52 agricultural labourer at Kingsclere, Hants; b.Kingsclere, Hants; boarding in 4 rooms with Arthur Brewer 53 ag lab, Ann & 5 kids 5-18 & grandchild Florence Aggar 5 all b.Kingclere scan
: '11cen Charles 62unm farm labourer in 5 rooms at Freemantle Cottage, Hannington, Basingstoke, Hants; b.Hannington servant to Frederick Woodhouse 48 fam labourer b.Kingsclere, wife Harriet Woodhouse [sister] 50 {m.28y 6 births, 5 alive}, son 14 'odd boy' both b.Hannington, son-in law Philip Batt 22 railway carter & Kate Batt {m.1y 1 birth} & dau 7m scan
: '11cen [grson from '91cen] Alfred 33 waggoner on farm; b.Dummer, Hants; boarding at Freemantle, Hannington, Basingstoke in 7 rooms with George Day 46unm farm lbr b.St Marybourne, George Brown 21 b.Hannington & Stanley Inglefield 20 b.Tadley, carters on farm scan [near to Harriett & Charles above]
: [Louisa Baggs was niece of Charlotte Baggs (parents & gr.parents William Baggs (1753-1825) & 2nd wife Hannah Blackburn m.1789)]. The igi Ancestral File for Baggs extends 10 generations to early 1500s;Alsogenesreunitedquery on Louisa Bagg's parents 2006

Richard Soper of Basing a victim in case nr29 Mic. Sessions 1846 : from HRO; Prisoners in New Prison, Winchester & victims
: Richard Soper, of Basing had his whip stolen by Abraham Everard, labourer on Wed, committed to County goal for trail Basingstoke Petty sessions Wed; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub.Portsmouth) 3 Oct 1846, from
newspapers.bl.uk : ['61cen ?a Richard shemaker at Basingstoke : Richard & Hannah m.bef.1837]

Frances Mary Soper b.18 Nov 1846 in St Mary's parish, Southampton. Died 30 Nov 1935. Siblings Richard, Sarah Ann Sion, Charles, Caroline & Beatrice. Judith Ann Parkin of Canada offers more information genealogyboard : [her step-grandchildren are related to Frances] : See parents Richard & Sara m.1844

Elizabeth Soper (c1781-1847) bur.7 Feb 1847, Litchfield - St James the Less, age 66 of Whitchurch source : [a James bur Litchfield 1844 age 38]

Abigail Soper m.WilliamYeates 31 Dec 1847, Brighton, St Nicholas, Sx : (igi)

Diana Soper (c1821-c1865) m.Robert Hawkins (c1825-1904) 11 Sep 1847 St. Mary's, Kingsclere; Witnesses: David Hawkins & Sarah Soper; Sarah signed, others marked. Kingsclere marriages [younger sister Sarah? but legal if only 17?]
: Diana bt.23 Jul 1821 to Henry & Charlotte Baggs m.1814
- Fanny Soper b.Apr>Jun 1842, father?;
: 1st child from m. b.1848 Kites Hill, Kingsclere, 3 others 1849-57 b.Aldermaston, Berks; Diana bur.4 Feb 1865 St Mary The Virgin, Aldermaston; David m.1866

Joshua Soper (1847-1892) bpt.2 May 1847 to John (a labourer) & Jane; Kingsclere Parish Register, Woodlands Baptisms : [Jane's maiden name was Smith, of the 32 baptisms that year, there were 3 couples named Smith] : [Joshua m.Emma Nash 1871 & died 1892]

H Soper esq (c1783-c1846) died age 63 Southampton : The Monthly Magazine Jan 1847 [no older 'H' in '41cen]

John Soper b.16 Apr 1847 Portsmouth, Hants , Register of Seamen's Services, record 79576 : ref ADM 188/70 from nationalarchives : in '61cen, age 14 on HMS Centurion : BMD register, Portsea Mar>Jun 1847

Sophia Soper (c1833-1847) died 14 Mar at Basingstoke, age 14; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.Southampton) 20 Mar 1847, from newspapers.bl.uk : [age 9 with father Richard gun maker]

E Soper esq of Monxton accused Thomas Chalk, labourer of Winterslow, Wilts of using a gun after sunset to destroy game. Andover court poaching fine, 5 guineas, immediatly paid; Hampshire Advertiser 18 Sep 1847 : [no E vis; James Soper (c1813-49) of Monxton Manor Farm 1845]

Henry Soper m.Sophia King m.12 Oct 1847 Amport, father John (m.Oct>Dec 1847 Andover dist) b.c1822 Clanville/Penton Grafton, Hants
- George Edward Soper b.Jul>Sep 1848 Andover : [?? soldier & prison warder]
- Henry Frederick Soper b.Jan>Mar 1850 Andover; Royal Marine;m.Eliza Emily West
1880 Kent; d.1930 Kent
- William Soper b.Apr>Jun 1853 Andover
- Thomas Soper b.Jul>Sep 1855 Andover
- Elizabeth Ann Soper b.Oct>Dec 1857 Andover
- Alfred Soper bpt.26 Apr 1863 Amport, to Henry/Sophia (b.Jan>Mar Andover bmd) : Army record b.Weyhill; mother Mary Ann of Amport; in army 1883-1919; Pvte, Hants Reg & Scottish Rifles; Malta 84, East indies 85-8; Burma 88-91; Home service WW1; 1915 wife Ann at Newport; m.Sarah Risley, widow 11 Mar 1919; d.30 Dec 1943, age 80, both Droxford, S'ton
: '41cen William Camble 70-4 ag lab, William 45-9 ag lab, Jane 40-4, Henry 15-9 ag lab : [but perhaps father wrong?]
: 1845 ??a Henry & 6 others ordered to pay 2s each to be deducted from their wages for absenting themselves from the service of W M Herriot yeoman of Herriard; Basingstoke Petty Sessions; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 12 Jul 1845 : [but 4 other Henrys]
: '51cen Henry 29, head, at Charlton, Andover; b.Clanville, Hants; Sophia 29 b.Amport, Hants; George 2 b.Penton, Hants; Henry 1 b.Andover, scan
: '61cen Henry Soaper 39, ag lab, at Andover, b.Penton Grafton; Sophia 40 b.Amport; William 7; Thomas 6; scholars & Elizabeth 4, all b.Andover
: 1863 ?a Sophia Soper d.Oct>Dec 1863 Andover
: 1865 Henry re.m.Mary Parfitt Oct>Dec 1865, Andover
: '71cen Henry labourer 49, b.Clanvil; at Dancey Cottages, Cholderton East, Amport; Mary 55, b.Amport; Thomas 16 a labourer, b.Inham; Emiley Parfett [Soper?] 9, b.Amport; Alfred 8, b.Amport; scan
: 1872 Mary Soper (c1815-1872) d.Apr>Jun 1872, Andover, Hants, age 57
: 1883 ?a Henry Soper (c1820-1883) d.Jan>Mar 1883, Andover, Hants, age 63 [but no Henry vis '81cen]
: '81cen? son? a Thomas Soaper head 26 Charlton, Andover, Hants, brewers laborer ; Eliza 25 b.Ludgershall, Wilts; William J 3 b.Penton, Hants [Henry/Mary & Alfred 18 not vis]

Charles Soper m.Sarah Allen Robbin, 22 Feb 1847 St James, Poole, fathers Matthew & Joseph 'Robbins' [Jan>Mar Poole, Dor]; Charles bpt.17 Aug 1821 Maiden Newton, Dor to Matthew (1785-1867) m.Amey Eastone 1806 wikitree
- Charles Soper b.1847 Poole, not vis bmd
: 1849 Charles Soper d.Jul>Sep 1849 Poole; assume husband as Sarah widow 1851
: '51cen Sarah 23 wife, occupation 'not known', 'relation W' at 37 North St, Portsea, Portsmouth; b.Poole, Dor; Charles Soper 4 b.Poole, Dorset with John Young 28 head, servant b.Christchurch; wife Eliza 24, & daus Jane 3 & Mary 10m, all b.Portsea, scan
: 1854 Charles 35 labourer of Rampisham, in-patient at Dorset County Hospital, under Mr Curme, Aug 1854 historydch.com
: 1858 Sarah Soper m.Leonard Warren Apr>Jun 1858, Portsea, Hants (bmd)
: '61cen son? Charles 14 printers shop boy, b.Longfleet, Hants [½m NE Poole], son-in-law b.Longfleet, Hants at 25 Diamond St, Portsea, in home of Leonard Warren 34, ships ?corpoeal RN? b.Otterbourne & wife Sarah Warren 35 b.Poole
: '71cen son? a Charles (c1846-?) coachman, 25 at Lambeth Terrace, Lambeth, b.Hants dom serv to John William Carpenter 43, general RCS Eng? LRGO? wife 33, son 1 & m-in-law 61, coachman 25, cook 27, housemaid 23 & nurse 17 scan
: ??'81cen?? a Charles W 35 a stableman (ostler) at 5 John St, Lon; Eliza 30 domestic, both b.Poplar; Charles 8; Martha 4 both b.Whitechapel : [m.not vis bmd : job similar; no Lon born Charles vis '61cen; '91cen no Hants or Lon b.Charles : but a Charles William b.1847 Arlesford, Hants father a coachman]

Mary Soper & Joseph Mashel witnessed m. of George Drewitt & Hannah Maskell 3 May 1847, fathers John & James labourers , at St Mary's Kingsclere marriages

Diana Soper m.Robert Hawkins 11 Sep 1847, fathers Thomas & Henry, labourers, witnesses David Hawkins & Sarah Soper at St Mary's Kingsclere marriages

John Soper occupied a double, roomy tenement, at Kingsclere, Hants, nr.Fair Oak; brick & tile built with wood houses & superior large productive garden; by road leading to Frith Farm. Freehold auctioned at Wolverton pub, with 3 others; Hampshire Chronicle 27 Nov1847; auctioned again, Hampshire Chronicle 7 Apr 1849

Charles Soper, a toll collector at the Pier for John Taylor who rented the pier tolls: Witness Soper said Miss Adelaide Blandford at the Pier Gate she came from Flipper's so was allowed in without paying 2d toll; She was fined double toll & costs at Southampton Magistrates ; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.Southampton) 8 Sep 1849, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : ['51cen Charles 23 unm toll collector to docks b.Andover with brother Richard 29 porter to the Docks & family] : [son of William m.Charlotte Clarke, 1805 Basingstoke]
: Charles, assistant collector of tolls at Southampton pier backed up Mr Taylor in court. A boatman took a passenger off the steam boat from Cowes before it had moored. Fined £5; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 1 Dec 1849, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Pamela Soper bt 6 Apr 1823 (to Henry labourer & Charlotte m.1814) m.David Goddard labourer of Hannington, 28 May 1849 Kingsclere; Pamela of Kites Hill;, both unm, witnesses Charles Soper & Jane Simms[m.Apr>Jun] d.1890 B'stoke, 7 children b.1850-62 all bapt Wootton St Lawrence : from www.roberthutchins
- - - - - -
Sarah Soper bt 1 Nov 1829 Hannington (to Henry & Charlotte m.
1814) d.2 Dec 1906, Ashmasworth ; m.18 Oct 1849 Ashmansworth to Peter Scull (1830-1910), bt 16 May Ashmansworth : d.11 Mar : 8 children 1850-70

William Soper, otherwise Dyer sentenced at Basingstoke Petty Sessions to 3m (& George Bennett 6w) for carrying a gun for the purpose of destroying game, in a wood at Sherfield-upon-Lodden; at the end of the imprisonment, each to find sureties not to offend again for 12m, 6m furthur imprisonment; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.22 1849), from newspapers.bl.uk : [connection? a Robert Soper alias Dyer manslaughter after drunk driving 1849]

Eliza Soper m.Job Freeman, 19 Aug 1849 in Odiham & had at least 3 children. Job a tradesman in dau Rosina's wedding entry, Odiham. It's also known that he was an ash collector. He d.Mar 1896. Eliza already had a child [2?, see '51cen] when she m.Job - Daniel Soper shown as the son of Daniel Trigg on 1 of his children's m.cert. Job & Eliza's other children, Lucy & Stephen. www.btinternet.com
- Daniel Soper (1844-1897) b.Apr>Jun Odiham (Hartley Wintney bmd dist) [son of Daniel Trigg see above] Daniel sweep m.Sarah Rawlings 1864
- William Soper b.Jan>Mar 1847, Odiham (Hartley Wintney bmd dist)
: [coincidence? an Ann Soper witnessed m.of Ann Freeman & William Hall, Odiham 1828]
: ['51cen Thomas 78 married father-in-law, pauper; Daniel 6 & William 4 sons at N Warnboro, Odiham, Hartley Wintney with Job Freeman, head 33 ag lab & wife Eliza Freeman 24 all b.Odiham Hants scan]
: [Eliza Freeman 63 mother living with Daniel & Sarah Soper '71cen, Odiham]
: [connection?? another Hants born chimney sweep, also at Odiham; Albert Edward Soper (c1863-?) b.Rotherwick in Berks '11cen; m.Fanny Hale Oct>Dec 1889, Hartley Wintney, Hants]

Charles Soper, John Brown alias Charles Soper convicted of smuggling 1lb of tobacco, on his person when leaving the docks having left The Despatch steamer. He shipped at steward, his 1st trip. Fine £2 10s & costs or 21d prison. He'd previously convicted of similar offence; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.Southampton) 25 Aug 1849, from newspapers.bl.uk

Lewis Soper (c1836-?), age 13y & upwards 'juvenile offender' charged with stealing a half crown, property of John Thomas Stevens at Portsea 27 Sept; the prisoner pleaded not guilty, but evidence was conclusive sentenced to 5d hard labour once privately whipped; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub.Portsmouth) 29 Sep 1849, from newspapers.bl.uk : [no Lewis vis igi/bmd] : [Lewis Soper in Kent Court, 3 Jul 1856; sentence Imprisonment] : [?a Lewis Soper of 2nd Batt, Rifle Brigade. Slightly wounded at Sabastopol : from The Times 20 Sept 1855 (another Lewis Soper in Aust 1854)] : ['41cen with parents Thomas & Susan]

James Soper esq, (c1811-1849), d.16 May 1849 Monxton, Hants, aged 38 : The Gentleman's Magazine Google Books
James Soper a yeoman of Monxton : Probate administration 1849 Hants RO ref 1849AD/62, on microfiche
James Soper (c1813-1849) of Monxton, bur.Monxton 19 May 1849, age 36 [38 above] source : [another James (1814-1895) b.Andover at same time, death reg Dec, age 81 (bmd)] : [a James fought for Andover area's poor, 1845?]
- James Soper, deceased of Monxton Manor Farm, (1m from Weyhill) 312 wethers, 62 ewes, 376 wool fleeces, 10 cart geldings a thoroughbred 7y mare by Ells, 15-2 hunts well; 3 dairy cows, 10 pigs, 5 waggons, 5 tip, rave & scotch carts, 6 & 2 wheel land pressers, scarifiers, turnip cutter, corn crusher, iron & oak field rollers, rick clotyh with pols & pulleys, 40 dozen hurdles, shepherd's house, thill, trace & plough harness, farming implements, excellent brewing utensild, casks & numerous valuable effects. Auction on the farm noon Mon 1 Oct, refreshmenta 10am; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.22 Sep 1849), from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

George Soper (c1849-?) married, 32, b.Andover, Hants, Sergeant Royal Marine Light Infantry, from Ships in Port 1881 census. Vessel: "HMS Warrior" at Portland, Dorset www.angelfire.com

William Soper 3m county gaol, Winchester & sureties & John Peckham 6m for game law offences; Romsey Petty Sessions; Hampshire Chronicle 22 Dec 1849 : [a William of Romsey not obvious]
: W Soper committed Winchester to The Bridewell for poaching; Hampshire Advertiser 25 Feb 1843

George Soper helped Ann Roberts of Stratton & husband who visited John Hayne's store at Fordingbridge [bet.Bournemouth & Salisbury] & took cake & refreshments & died; Soper lifted Ann & was witness at inquest that afternoon; Hampshire Advertiser 23 Jun 1849 [no George/Fordingbridge link obvious]

Charles Soaper m.Elizabeth Vane, Miss 28 Dec 1850 St Mary's, Michelmersh; both of full age (21+), his father Joseph Soaper parish record: [m.Oct>Dec Romsey RD]
: Charles b.Uphusband [now Hurstbourne Tarrant]/Michelmerch/Hursley [?SO MISTAKES BELOW][7m E Michelmersh] c1825; genesreunited
- Frederick Soper b.Oct>Dec 1851, [Michelmersh, in] Romsey bmd dist, '51cen 9 carter; '91cen 39 unm brickmaker
- Ann Soper bpt.24 Sep 1854 Michelmersh Bapts (igi) [m.Harry Cousins, carpenter Jan>Mar 1875 Winchester RD (9m to E)] : [see '01/'11cen below]]
- Elizabeth Sarah Soaper b.8 Mar 1857 [Henstead?] ; bpt.8 Nov 1857 Chilworth [N.S'tn] (igi) m.Joseph Martin Jan>Mar 1878, Winchester
- James Soper b.c1860 N.Stoneham, railway lbr
- Charles Soper b.Jan>Mar 1864 S.Stoneham RD (b.N.Stoneham); greengrocers ass : m.Mary Ann Rolfe 1890 Winchester
- Ellen Soper b.Jul>Sep 1866, S.Stoneham; ['81cen 15 servant at beer shop, Twyford, Hants; '91cen24 housemaid at Dartford, Kt; '01cen housekeeper 34 at Belvedere, Kt; not vis '11cen; ??an Ellen m.Apr>Jun 1910, S.Stoneham (William Cousens or Thomas Viney)]
- Emily Lucy L[ouisa] Soper b. Oct>Dec 1871, South Stoneham RD; b.Portswood [S'tn suburb] ; Emma Lucy Louisa bpt.31 Dec 1871 S.Stoneham [m.Oct>Dec 1892 S.Stoneham to Emanuel Alfred Sillence or Charles Albert Marsh]
: '41cen ??a Charles 15-9 ag lab at Manor House, Vernham Dean [25m NE Michelmersh], Hants; with mother Frances Soper 45 (female), Charles 15-9, Edward 12, John 9, Mary 6, all b.Hantsscan
: '41cen ??or a Charles Soper 14 b.Hants at Hartley, Hartley Westpall, Hants [35m NE Michelmersh]& Thomas Gale 18; lodger entered but crossed out, next household publican scan
: '51cen Charles 26 head, ag lab at Paynes Hill, Michelmersh; b.'Husband', Hants; Eliza 21 b.Michelmersh, Hants (?sharing property with 2nd household? Tabitha Vaughan 66w farm serv, son John 27 both b.Michelmersh); scan
: '61cen Charles 35 b.Hursley, ag lab, at North End, North Stoneham; Eliza 32; Frederick 9 carter; Ann 6 scholar all b.Michelmersh; Elizabeth 4 b.Henstead; James 1 b.N.Stoneham
: '71cen Charles farm lab 46, b.Uphusband [now Hurstbourne Tarrant]; at Portswood, S.Stoneham; Eliza 40 b.Michelmarsh; James 11; Charles 7; Ellen 4 all scholars, b.N.Stoneham : scan
: '71cen Ann 17, b.Michelmarsh; at The New Hut, North End, North Stoneham gen servant to Thomas Vine 44widowed farmer of 100a (emp 4) b.N.Stoneham [relation to mother nee Vane?], niece Mary 25, lodger absent on a visit; Jane Carney 49 widow nursing lodger with small pox & unm farm servant Thomas Hopgood 25 b.Hursley : scan [m.1875]
: a Charles d.Apr>Jun 1875, Winchester age 52
: '81cen Eliza 50 ag lab widow at Allbrook, Otterbourne, Hants; Frederick 29u brickmaker b.Michelmarsh; James 21u railway lbr; Charles 17 greengrocers ass both b.N.Stoneham; Emma 9 scholar b.Portswood
: 1881 ?an Eliza Soper (c1831-1881) d.Jul>Sep 1881, age 50, Winchester RD [Otterbourne 8m S Winchester]
: 1884 (?or an Elizabeth Soper pauper patient from 2 Sep 1884 Hants [County Lunatic Asylum, nr.Knowle], Hants, died there [2y later] 17 Jun 1886; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan) : [Elizabeth (c1832-1886) d.Jul>Sep age 54 Fareham RD, Hants {Knowle 3mSE}]
: '91cen Frederick 39 unm brickmaker at Allbrook St, Otterbourne, Hants; b.Michelmersh, lodging with Emily Martin 32m laundress; children William 12; Alice 8 scholars, all b.Chilcomb; Herbert H 1y b.Otterbourne & stepdau Bertha 21unm gen dom servant; scan : [sister Ann also at Otterbourne below] : ['91cen Eliza & James not vis; (?perhaps Eliza d.Jul>Sep 1881, age 50?) (Emma m.1892)]
: '91cen Charles 27 head at Nursling b.N.Stoneham wife Mary Ann 21 b.Golden Common : [see m.1890]
: '91cen Emily L L 21 at Ravensdown, Millbrook, Shirley, Hants; b.Southampton, Hants servant to Margaret J Summers 29 widow on own means; children 8, 7 & 4 all b.Glos; nephew 5 b.Monmouth & brother-in-law Frank Summers 22 b.S'tn on own means & housemaid Ida E Carhive 21 b.S'tn; scan
: '91cen William 2 b.Otterbourne nephew with Harry Cousins 40y carpenter at Allbrook St, Otterbourne, Hants; b.Twyford, Ann Cousins 37 b.Michelmersh & 2 nephews Charles Martin 13 b.Otterbourne : scan
- [Grandson] William Harry Soper b.17 Apr 1889 Eastleigh, Hants; b.Apr>Jun 1889, Winchester, Hants
: '01cen William H Soper 11, b.Otterbourne, Hants at 26 Winchester Rd, Eastleigh, Hants visiting Harry Cousens 50 carpenter b.Tufford, Hants & wife Ann 47 b.Dunbridge, Hants; scan
: 1902 William Harry b.17 Apr 1889, signal lad, age 13; address Eastleigh; Appointed Southampton 14 Apr 1902; 5 testimonials; wage 6s pw to 7s, Apr 03;at Leigh : [Kt], London & S.Western Railway; height 5ft 1in; eyesight examined; resigned to better himself 11 Mar 04, testimonials returned; record scan
: '11cen William Harry 21unm plumber at 26 Winchester Rd [5 rooms], Eastleigh, Hants; b.Hants; with uncle/aunt Harry Cousens 60 carpenter on permanent way LSW Ry Co b.Twyford, Hants, Ann Cousens 56 {m.36y, no births} b.Mitchelmas, Hants scan

Thomas Soper m.Mary Brown Jul>Sep 1850, Kingsclere, Hants (bmd)
- John Soper b.cFeb 1851 Kingsclere (Jan>Mar); ironmonger shop ass; m.Ellen Hammonds
1873, Reading; suicide 1900
- Thomas Soper b.Oct>Dec 1852 & d.Apr>Jun 1866, Reading, Berks, age 13
- Henry Soper b.Jan>Mar 1855 & d.Jan>Mar 1866, Reading, age 10
: '51cen Thomas 26 ag lab at Kingsclere; Mary 31; John 2m all b.East Woodhay, Hants & 4 servants Stephen Woelchild 21 b.Kintbury, Berks; Charles Jacobs 19 b.EW; Henry Day 17 b.Chilton, Wilts, all ag labs; Charity Pacock 14 house serv b.EW scan
: '61cen Thomas 37 head, farm bailiff at Redlander, St Giles, Reading; wife Mary 41; John 10; Thomas 8 all b.Eastwood Hay, Hants; Henry 5 both b.Reading, all scholars scan
: 1866 ThomasSoper (c1853-66) d.Apr>Jun, Reading, age 13
: '71cen Thomas farm steward 47 at Oxford Rd, Clewer, Windsor, Berks; Mary 51 boot maker & John 20 ironmonger shopman, all b.EW & lodger Henry Eggleton 14 farm servant b.Hooney Bottom, Berks : scan & : [Mary's d.not vis 1871-81]
: '81cen Thomas 56 widowed unemp farm bailiff, nr The Rectory, EW; b.EW, visiting Benjamin Brown 57 cowman; Elizabeth 60 b.Coombe, Hants; Sarah Brown 22 unm b.EW; & lodger William Hilliard 16 dom groom servt, b.EW [presume wife's family]
: 1883 Thomas m.Elizabeth Sarah Bellingham/Walker Jan>Mar 1883 Reading
: '91cen Thomas 66 ag lab in 4 rooms at Cold Harbour, Goring, Oxon; b.EW; Eliza S 60 b.Lon; scan : [neither vis '01cen]
: 1898 [?Thomas's d.Jan>Mar 1891 Andover, Hants, age 67 or d.Jan>Mar 1898 Bradfield, Berks, age 73; Eliza S not vis]

John Soper, gunsmith, Market Place, Basingstoke, Hants about 1850 to 1855 (see also Richard, gunsmith 1829)(possible connection to Soper gunsmiths of Aldermaston, Berks)
Soper & Cranston, gunsmiths, Basingstoke, Hants c1850 : source

James Soper's at Wayhill, visited & mentioned in 'Lambing Season on the Downs, Hants' article reporting several large graziers on the downs had reduced flocks, after Feb frost & snow during lambing season. Movable wooden huts were used on the downs by the shepherds. The following weather was unusually fine, so fat sheep cast their young. Last year there was frost in June/July which deprived hay of nutriants (& damaged the potato crop); in 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub.Portsmouth) 26 Jan 1850, from newspapers.bl.uk : [?James m.Mary Marchment 1839]

Thomas Soper m.Eliza Taylor 18 May 1850 Andover, Hants, fathers John Soper & John Taylor [m.Apr>Jun] : [a Wm m.Jane Taylor, Andover 3m later]
- Henry Soper b.Apr>Jun 1853, Andover; '61cen 7 student; m.Fanny Burgess Apr>Jun
1874, Andover
- Eliza Jane Soper b.Jan>Mar 1855, Andover; '71cen 15 gen serv
- ?Mary Ann Soper b.Oct>Dec 1861, Andover : [only in family if '71cen correct] ?a Mary Ann m.Oct>Dec 1884, Andover (to either Frederick Baker or Henry Charles Smith)
- - grdau? Elizabeth Sarah Soper b.Apr>Jun 1879, Andover, Hants
: '41cen ??John 30-4 ag lab at Upper Clatford, Hants, Ann 40-4, Thomas 20-4, Charlotte Hitchock 12, all b.Hants scan
: '51cen Thomas 22 ag lab b.Clanville Hants; at New St, Andover, wife E Soper 24 b.Andover Hants scan
: '61cen Thomas Soaper 38, ag lab at New St, Andover; Eliza 35; Henry 7 student; Eliza 6, all b.Andover
: '71cen ??John shephard 48 at Drayton Pump, Barton Stacey [4m SE Andover]; b.Clanville [, Penton Grafton, Andover]; Eliza 38; Henry 17 ag lab; Mary A 10 scholar all b.Andover scan
[??was this Thomas - no John/Eliza vis '71cen; only 1 Henry birth in bmd]
: '71cen Eliza 15 gen serv Longparish House, Longparish, Hants; b.Andover; servant to John Bradshaw 56 coachman b.Uichfour?, Wilts & wife Jane 55 laundress b.Otterbourne, Hants scan
: 1872 Henry Soaper (1853-?) Private nr.1523, 46th Reg of Foot; 1872-3; 'His mark'; b.Andover, Hants 5ft 5in, fresh complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, labourer, scar on right side of chin & inside of right calf; Attested 19 Oct 1872 at Westminster, age 19; service; Discharged at Aldershot 21 Mar 1873 age 19y 5m [so b~Nov 1853] (154 days): presume 17d furlough gave 171d service; good conduct, not in regimental defaulters book; Found unfit for furthur service; Valumlas? disease; medical at Aldershot 24 Mar, confirmed by Colonel commanding 3rd Brigade 7 Apr 1873; Intended residence Winchester army record
: but alternative family for Henry....'71cen John shephard 48 at Drayton Pump, Barton Stacey, Hants, b.Clanville; Eliza 38; Henry 17 ag lab; Mary A 10 scholar all b.Andover scan : [only 1 entry bmd]
: '81cen dau? a Eliza Soper 44 widow at Village, Barton Stacey, Hants; b.Andover; Elizabeth S Soper 2 grdau; & Edith E Ventom gdau 8 scholar b.Barton Stacey : [Edith's b.not vis; no Soper/Ventom m.vis bmd]
: '81cen ??a Betsey Soper 25unm Weyhill, Hants [2m W Abdover] , genl servant at Hythe, Fawley, Hants to Elizabeth Stewart 66 widowed fundmaker b.Scotland

William Soper (c1816-1858?) m.Jane Taylor 18 Aug 1850 Andover, parents John & John Taylor (bpt.Eleanna Jane Taylor 14 May 1829, Andover to John & Maria) :
: William b.1816 Clanville, Hants to John & Charlotte Eyres who m.
1807
- Charles Soper Apr>Jun 1851, Andover; an ag lab
- Ellen Soper b.Jan>Mar 1854, Andover; '71cen laundry asst 18 at Upper Clatford, Hants; ?an Ellen m.Oct>Dec 1875, Andover (to either David Billimore or William Luckhurst)
- Matilda Soper b.Jan>Mar 1856, Andover; dom nurse [a Matida m.James Smith Oct>Dec 1881 Andover & ‘91cen widow 39 b Andover with m-in-law]
- William James Soper b.18 Oct 1861, New St, Andover; an ag lab; m.Sarah Jane Perry Oct>Dec 1884 Bullington
: ‘41cen John 55-9 & Charlotte 55-9, in Wayhill [?Clanville?] Hants, children William Soper 25-9, Jane 15-9 & in separate but attached household son James 25-9, wife Mary 20-4 & John Timpkin ag lab 55-9 (all men ag labs) : scan [James m.Mary Marchment 1839]
: ‘51cen William 35 ag lab at New St, Andover, b.Clanville & Jane 28 b.Andover scan [Charlotte 66 is household head in Andover]
: 1855 father William (1786-1855) died Apr>Jun
: ‘61cen William Sopear 40 carter at Enham Rd, Knight's Enham, Andover; b.Clanville, Hants; Jane 35; Charles 9; Ellen 7 & Matilda 5 all b.Andover
: ‘71cen William Soaper 48 carter at Longstock b.not known; Eleanor 44, Charles 18 ag lab & William J 9 scholar all 3 b.Andover : scan : (?MAB sister of Eleanna JS, both ne Taylor?)] Elizabeth 15 year old domestic servant b.Henstead, Hants living at 12 Baddesley Rd St, the home of George Rider 58unm farmer & his sister Ann 64unm both b.North Baddesley, Hants : North Baddesley Census
: ?‘71cen Ellen (c1853-?) laundry asst 18, b.Andover; at Clatford St, Upper Clatford; in household of George Smart 62unemployed, wife Sarah 60 laundress, & 3 unm assistants 17-30; scan
: ?‘71cen Matilda (c1858-?) scholar 13, at Tumble Down Dick In, High St, Alton; b.Andover, Hants; neice with inn keeper James Birch 41, wife Mary Ann 36 both b.Andover & boarders a hawker 32, brazier 30, labourer 30 & scholar 11scan : [m.not vis in Andover - no Soper/Bird m.in Hants - pub there 1782, not vis '81cen]
: William Soper carter, stole a sack & plough line from his master Robert Hewitt, farmer of Deckford, on leaving his employment 10 Oct. Committed for trial at Qtr Sessions, Winchester. Pleaded guilty, 6w prison with hard labour; in 'Hants Advertiser' 19 Oct 1872, from news.bl.uk; scan [plough line rein steers front horse? so perhaps a rope in a sack]
: a William d.May>Jun 1878 Andover age 57 in the presence of a Henry & Eliza Soper [speculate siblings?]
: ?‘81cenEllen J 48 widow of ag lab at Middleton St, Longparish, Hants;Matilda 23unm dom nurse; William 18unm ag lab all b.Andover, Hants; William grandson 7 scholar b.Longparish [speculate illegitimate son of Matilda?]
: ‘81cen [?Ellen 18 serv/asst. laundress Upper Clatford b Andover]
: ‘91cen William Soper lodger 17 b.Longparish lodging with William Faithfull 61 farm carter b.Farcombe & wife Jane Faithfull 58 b.Andover [?perhaps Ellen Jane Soper, the Jane Stopher m.William Faithful Oct>Dec 1883]
part from Fran of Perth, Oz Sep’09;
source

Richard Soper imprisoned at Kingsclere, suspected of murder, 1850, re reports about the death of Miss Mary Ann Ruth Leigh; acquitted for want of sufficient evidence. Public opinion was she'd been poisoned; Miss Leigh d.16 Jan, age 26; She was said to be the intended wife of Richard; '5d before' Overton Parish church broken into & Leigh family's 8½ft vault entered. Three lids were taken off the coffins, one was Miss Leigh & the body exposed; a local paper quote from Chris Hill: source; ?in Basingstoke Gazette: source : speculation on who Richard was in soperstuff : [but no Miss Leigh d.vis bmd; or under any surname in Hants Jan>Mar]

Giles Ching Soper (1828-94) bell hanger, m.Emma Elford, a minor with consent [age c18], 1 Apr 1850, at St James, Piccadilly, Westminster, both unm & otp, both of St James St; fathers Richard, ironmonger & John Elford, builder, witnesses Benjamin Well & Ruth Willis lost scan : Emma b.Marlborough, Wilts c1832, see parents John & Eliz of Ramsbury, Wilts '61cen] (burial? 12 Aug 1914 Southview, Basingstoke?) source] : [photo part of group shot of 4 brothers, see JBS] : Giles b.25 Aug* (or b.6 Sep, Basingstoke to Richard Soper & Sarah Paterson m.1816, Aldermaston, Berks; source; [his tree rootsweb] : Parents b.Ramsbury, Wilts John Elford & Eliz
- Giles Elford Soper b.3 Apr 1851* at 17 Stanmore St, Islington; b.registered Jul>Sep Basingstoke; m.Martha, at Merthyr Tydfil, Glam 1879; On railways '81cen
- Emma Elizabeth Soper (1852-1853) b.25 Dec* Islington rm-projects.net (b.Jan>Mar) bpt.27 Feb St Mary, Is*; & d.30 Mar* Basingstoke (d.Jan>Mar) : [not vis '61cen; a 2nd Emma b.1863]
- Edwin Charles Soper b.1853 B'stk [b.not vis bmd; speculate b.enroute home?] rm-project; bpt.3 Jan 1894* ['71cen 17 a parcel porter, b.B'stk] ?an Edwin C d Apr>Jun 1872 age 18, Doncaster, Yorks ['81/'01/'11cen not vis, but ??2 Edwin Charles's m.Apr>Jun 1876 Camberwell, Lon & m.Oct>Dec 1883 Fulham] : ?an Edwin C Soper & Co, manufacturing agent 1911, Wound-up company 1926
- ?an Emma Elizabeth Soper b. & d.Jan>Mar 1858, Basingstoke, Hants [just based on repeated name; but Giles returned Aug 57]
- Alfred Emile Soper (1860-1921) b.Ivanofsky, [St Petersburg?], Russia; '71cen 10 workhouse 'b.Odessa'; '81 20 clerk : m.Elizabeth Rockett; 1884, Berks; '91/'01 factory watchman; '11 50 at Reading; d.Reading] ; d.1921 Reading
- Emma Helena Soper b.c1863 Odessa, Russia; (from '71cen when 8); mid name 'Ellener' in 1869 divorce; '81 not vis (unless 21 serv Berks) [*but if 'b.Odessa' incorrect for Alfred, why not Emma? Possibly workhouse just asked the kids?] [*b.10 Oct 1861 Ivanovsky, Kurst oblast, Russia, if so, 9 in '71cen] m.Albert Lewis W Steel 24 Aug 1884 St Bartholomew, Earley, Reading, Berks; (m.Jul>Sep Wokingham); d.12 Jan 1950* Rowley Regis, Staffs, age 89 [but not vis bmd]
- William Patterson Soper (1864-1918) b.Jul>Sep 1864 Hammersmith; (b.Kensington reg dist); [?a William Patterson Reeve Soper & William Henry Reeve Soper both b.Jul>Sep 1864 Horsham, Sx; bmd] '71 age 6 workhouse; '81cen 15 printer m.Mary Ann Church 1887 Reading, Berks; d.1918, WW1 Bedford age 54 in Defence Corps; [assume Patterson from wife's family, as William & John's mid names dropped in divorce paperwork]
- John Elford Soper (1866-1956) b.7 Jul Battersea, Lon (*or b.15 Jul) ('John Soper' b.Jul>Sep Wandsworth RD); '71cen 5 workhouse; '81cen 14 bakers boy, Berks; a doctor & m.Mildred Elvira Lawrence, 1896 in Minneapolis US; Medical Capt WW1; a Minnesota doctor
- Emma Soper (1869-69) (mother nee Elford)'s stillborn child b.Basingstoke & bur.Southview*, B'stk 4 Mar 1869 : [illigitimate; Emma refused to name child's father] : [??open verdict at inquest?] : [*Giles's brother John B developed Southview & lived there]
- - - - - - - - - remarried Ann Otten (c1848-1899) 17 Dec 1875* St Petersburg
- Edward James Robert Soper (1876-1904) b.10 Sep* Russia; m.Margaret Blyth Guthrie bef.1901 when son b.China; Russia railway engineer; died at sea 25 May Weihaiwei, Shandong, China, age 48* [see below]
- Bernard Soper b.1878 Russia : [added from * tree, not in family photo below]
- Mary Ann Soper (1882-1935) b.12 Sep, St Petersburg; (b.30 Aug old style date*) bpt.17 Feb 1884 St P; from Overseas bmdregisters : {Pastor J D Kilburn bpt 3 children [of Brit & Amer Chapel, 16 New Isaac St, St P], mother Ann/Anne nee Otten; non-conformist register} : to US 1916; m.Henry A Ogle (1890-)* 6 Feb 1919 Manhatten, NY parents Henry & Medora Allred; Mary 37 b.Peterograd ; d.14 Feb
- Arthur Tyson Soper (1885-1927) b.19 Jul 1885, (b.19 May*) bpt.18 Oct at parents' St Petersburg house, Russia; (witnesses Walter F Webb, James Ward, Mary Ann Tyson*) scan [*so Tyson friends' surname]; m.Catherine; & Arthur b.bef.1914, assume in Russia?; '20cen 34 manager of cable works, Connecticut
- Bessie Emily Soper (1887-1982) b.27 Aug 1887, bpt.2 Feb 1888 St Petersburg scan; to US 1916; {Mary Alice Brand b.27 Jul 1910 Kiev, to Bessie Emily Soper Brand & Julius Federick William Brand (1874) (b.Hamm Dortmund, Westfalen, Prussia*)}; d.Apr>Jun 1982 Sutton, Sy source Wrote memoir 1956 of her time in Russia, 1887-1917 source
: 1850 Lived; after 1 Apr marriage; at 2 Luton Place, Greenwich, Kent to 20 Sep 1850; at Bedford St, St Andrews, Holborn to 2 Nov 1850 [bro, Richard C Soper's at nr.18]; at Compton St, St Pancras, M.sx to 4 Feb 1851 [from divorce papers]
: '51cen, Emma (c1832-?) 19, married dau b.Marlbrough Wilts; at Church St, Basingstoke in household of parents John 'Eldford' 44 surveyor; wife Elizabeth 50 both b.Ramsbury, Wilts; Edwin Charles 15 ass to father b.Marlbrough, Wilts; & house servant Amelia Leavey 17 b.Wotton Hants; scan : [Emma gave birth 3d later (in Islington*)]
: '51cen, Giles Ching Soper 22 head (married) gas fitter at 17 Stanmore St, (All Saints), Islington, Lon; b.Basingstoke, Hants; also in property, household of Henry Mardon 31 smith b.Rochester, Kt; Mary Ann 26 b. Islington & son 1; & household of Charles Lee Smith, smith b.St Savior, Lon, Kt & Caroline 30 b.Sheerness; scan [transcribed as 'Files Ching Sopher']
: 1851 Lived; Stanmore St, Islington, Lon 4 Feb-28 Oct 1851 [son b.nr.17]; Richmond Terrace, Islington to 13 Mar 1852; Winchester St, Caledonian Rd, Lon to 29 Apr 1853 [from divorce papers]; (but at Winchester St dau bpt.Dec 1853)
: 1853 Emma said she was deserted Apr 1853-Aug 1857 with no contribution to support her, or her 3 children.
: 1856 Giles a builder in Melbourne, Australia 1856; on electorial rolls 5 Bernett? St, St Francis Division, Melbourne, Victoria, [so presumably there for a while?] But 1870 divorce case say he went to Australia 1858* & returned 1859 [so implies 2 trips to Oz?] : [Not vis on ship manifests - speculate tickets from brother Richard's failing Oz ticket lottery, emigration scheme 1853-7. If so, 'Soper' may not be on ticket] Ancestry has a photo portrait; seemingly Giles Ching Soper, Australia from Judith Dyers
: 1857 Giles returned to UK & lived with Emma at Market Place, Basingstoke 31 Aug-6 Sep 1857; Providence Terrace, Reigate, Sy to 19 Oct 1857 & Nutley Cottage, Reigate to 23 Oct 1857 [Reigate ads not vis, www]
: 1858 Giles Ching Soper v Emma Soper (defendant); petition 1858; 'Fi De' 1872, case #26 [matrimonial court 1859, new divorce action 1869-72]
: 1859 Giles Appellant: applied to court to compel Emma to come home 28 Mar 1859; Since 23 Oct 1857 Emma refused to live with him without just cause & render conjigal rights, though repeatedly entreated; Emma replied Giles returned & cohabited Sep 1857 knowingly suffering VD & infected her. Emma refuted that cohabitation was refused; she was deserted Apr 1853 until Aug 1857 with no contribution to her or childrens support; She requested judicial seperation due to cruelty, Emma living Basingstoke went to Winchester to sign 20 Apr; Public Records Office *scan : 25 pages of court case scans : [they were reconciled as son b.1860]
: 1860 Giles C Soper passport nr.32379 14 Aug 1860; passport application list scan; from findmypast : [Giles & Emma to Russia for 2y]
: c1860 Giles & Emma at Ivanovsky, Nevsky Dist, St Petersburg, Russia when 3rd son born (Giles returned from Aust & they went to Russia for 2y, from 1870 divorce*) [Ivanovsky 6m SE of St.P, has a quarry, Nevsky a historicaly industrialised district with settlements of immigrant workers see]
: 1860 Looking for history on Giles Soper & architects working on St Petersburg Palace c1860? I've no idea of his role in the works. from Elizabeth J ; a closed query in
yahoo answer (is dau Emma told son this see)
: 1861 census son Giles E with grandparents at 10 New St, Basingstoke; John Elford, 59 (auctioneer sheriffs office) & Elizabeth 62, both b.Ramsbury, Wilts & servant 16 : [Giles & Emma in Russia, other child Edwin 8 not vis]
: c1863 at Odessa, Russia, child born (from '71cen [may be incorrect]) : [on Black Sea, 1,500m S of St P; for work? as not on route home]
: 1864 They returned from Russia to Lon as children; b.registered between Jul>Sep 1864 Hammersmith & 1866 b.Battersea
: 1864 Giles Ching Soper (sued as G C Soper) of 156 King St West, Hammersmith, M.sx, gas engineer, smith & ironmonger, now prisoner debtors' prison for M.sx. [prison the norm for debt to 1869 wiki] Registrar attended the prison 11 Aug & GCS to attend Court of Bankruptcy : [Giles not released to attend court later like the other debtors on page, so didn't satisfy registrar for some reason researcher Ellie] : At the prison 22 Aug 1864 (Lon Gazette : To surrender himself to registrar, for 1st meeting of credtors Lon Gazette 2 Sep; & a public hearing for bankrupt to pass his last examination 1pm 9 Nov at Basinghall St Court; Lon Gazette 23 Sep, scan
: 1865 Giles gasfitter of Battersea Fields, summoned for assaulting, Sarah Jennings, his servant girl. Fine £20 or 6m prison [maximum possible]. Soper to appeal saying wife, who he lived unhappily, promoted the charge; The Times 4 Oct 1865; & in 'Daily News' scan; 'The Examiner' objected to fine option scan see London notes
: 1866 Giles accompanied by PC Drew went to get his things from house early 1866, his wife threatened Giles with a poker if he did : [from below]
: 1866 Giles to Russia as an engineer, Jul 1866. Emma said she did not know this & he left her & 5 children 3-18 penniless, at confinement for a 6th, saying he was going for foreman job at a Brighton works; Jane went to parents at Basingstoke, Giles made 1869 divorce application when in Russia saying he arranged his brother's £1pw allowance to Emma. She said he never supported her.
: 1866 Giles seems stayed in Russia [d.St Petersburg 28y later] In Odessa '69. By his '75 m. he'd returned to St.P [1,000m N]; 2 children just 'b.Russia' '76-8; & 4 more at St P '81-8
: 1869 ? a Mrs G Soper of Flexpool [Flaxpool St, B'sk]. Inquest on death of her infant male child held at Pheasant Public House, Basingstoke [not vis www]. Dr Hill's post mortem, thought cause of death, want of proper medical assistance at birth. Jury returned open verdict in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 6 Mar 1869, from news.bl.uk; scan : [(pub not vis www)] : [a male Soper b & d.Jan>Mar age 0 Basingstoke bmd] : [was birth not reported until death, or too poor for medical assistance?]; Emma refused to name child's father [stillborn 3 Mar, bur.Southview*]
: 1869 Giles's petion for disolution of marriage 20 Oct : [slow, costly progress, Giles, engineer of Moldevank, Odessa, Russia {Moldevanka a working Odessa suburb
wiki; now Ukraine]; Odessa Consul General counter-signed affidavit; using Lon solicitor G Dennis** 2 Nov 1869 petition filed;18 Jan 1870 judge read statements; 11 Feb filed hearing notice; 4 Jun before judge; 8 Jun judge heard oral witnesses; 14 Dec statement filed; 21 Mar 71 judge read statement, heard council; 22 Mar Queens Proctor appearance; 27 Mar filed plee; 17 Apr hearing, permission to file; 29 Apr subpena issued; 3 May subpena; 4, 5 May subpenas; 9 May before judge; 11 May oaths taken at hearing; 12 May 1871 decree nisi, 23 Jan 1872 affidavit by Richard Coltman Soper [brother]; 30 Jan final decree, made absolute in 3 months : [bro.Richard C, perhaps clerk to Dennis? see]
: 1869 Emma at South View Estate, Basingstoke in 5 Jul 1869 : [divorce papers; bro-in-l, J B Soper developed S.View for housing, so assisting?]
: 1870 divorce case; Soper v Soper; Westminster court, Giles sued wife for divorce for her adultery & respondant Emma countered with claimed desertion; husband, an engineer, went to Russia for employment & is still there. Emma & children went to live with her family in Basingstoke. She didn't deny adultery, her husband left without her knowledge. Court suspended for husband to be contacted; The Times 8 & 9 Jun 1870 : & 'Hampshire Advertiser' 18 Jun 1870; scan Giles said they had 6 children [but 8 above]. Wife went to live with her parents in Basingstoke. Some time after, husband deserted her, the brother made £1pw allowance. [bro-in-law, John Burgess Soper, see Berks)] She'd fallen into a mistake of having a child & wrote to her husband to ask forgiveness. He took divorce proceedings. Judge could not grant decree because wife could not defend herself, so he'd hand case to Queen's Proctor [signatures right]
: 1871 census; Giles C Soper 41 manager of steam works, b.B'stk, in household of younger brother William (c1837-?) rifle gun maker 34, b.Basingstoke, Hants; at 23 Friar St, St Lawrence, Reading; Ellen C 28, b.Thatcham?, Hants; William 3 scholar; Ellen 1; Charles W 9 days all b.Reading; nephew Richard A 18unm apprentice, b.London; also nephew William Gilkes 20unm apprentice b.Basingstoke [sister Martha m.Gilks] & apprentice to gun maker William Hawkins 15 b.Reading; monthly nurse Eliza Poffley 38m b.Reading & gen serv Emma Gufory? 15 [a nurse maid 18 & cook 35 at nr 22 - perhaps connected?] : '71cen scan
: 1871 census; wife Emma 39, at 9 Hadleigh Terrace*, B'stk; b.Marlborough, Wilts; son Edwin C 17 parcel porter, b.B'stk; scan (also vistors John Berkin 16 unm sailor b.Camberwell, Sy, Ann Dykes 40m laundress b.Stockbridge, Hants & son Albert H Dykes 9m b.B'stk) : [*not vis www or old map, presume nr.Hadleigh Place?]
: 1871 census; son Giles E Soper (c1852-?) smith 19unm, b.Basingstoke; lodger at Church St, Basingstoke, St Michael, Harriet Whistler 51, Mary Smith lodger 42 both unm laundress, nephews John 12 & Charles 10 scholars all b.Basingstoke scan : [grparents at Church St '51cen]
: 1871 census; children Alfred 10, Emma 8 both b.Odessa**, William 6 b.Hammersmith & John 5 b.-; inmates Basing Workhouse; scan : [**assume 10y old Alfred's guess, '91cen said b.Ivanofsky] : [their uncles, fairly wealthy businessmen J B at Basingtoke, Wm at Reading & Richard London accountant, so if in workhouse, assume family relations not close. But one bro early paying Emma £1pw allowance. Speculate temp stay if Emma attending London courts?]
: 1871 Soper v Soper (21 Mar) & at Westminster before Lord Penzance 10-15 May; Defendant Mrs Soper's adultery proved in court last 8 Jun when she attended in person, the Queens Proctor now supplys a defence QC. Mrs Soper gave account of ill treatment, he struck her, stayed out all night & cohabited with prostitutes. Judge dismissed adultery as witnesses couldn't prove dates. Mr Soper accused wife of violence, neglect of household duties, going off to her father's, she pulled his beard [Victorian beards temptingly pullable], addicted to drink & police called over her violence. His & her witnesses collaborated. He hit her only in 1857 when she was reading by fire when he returned with friends & repeatedly told her to make them dinner, she hit him & he responded. Giles's brother-in-law** said she followed her husband to his house threatening to stab him with knife & rushed out saying she'd drown herself & was later found drunk in street. PC Drew said he accompanied Giles early 1866 to get his things from house, she threatened Giles with a poker if he took his things. Giles went to Australia 1858 & returned 1859. They both went to Russia for 2ys. The marriage a most disagreeable one. Judge's predilections lay entirely with husband & his decree nisi to be made absolute in 3m; 'Sheffield & Rotherham Independent' 15 May from news.bl.uk; scan, &, &, & : [**implies husband of 1 of his 9 sisters?; perhaps Sarah b.1817 m.1843 Lon or Martha b.1818 m.John Gilkes, Lon?]
: 1872 Soper v ? Court of Divorce, Westminster, Lord Penzance; 'Morning Post' 30 Jan 1872;
scan [assume the decree absolute offered 3m after May 1871]
: 1875 Giles C Soper remarried to Ann Otten 17 Dec 1875* St Petersburg, Russia; Ann/Anne b.15 Aug 1847 St P*
: 1881 census, Emma nurse 49 at 21 Gramby Gardens Rd, Earley, Berks; b.Marlborough Wilts, Alfred 20 clerk b.Russia, William P 15 b.Hammersmith, Lon & John 14 b.Battersea, Lon, also Elizth Bookett visiter a cook 25unm & boarder William Johnson Biggs 2 : [Emma 18 not vis]
: 1890 [photo on right of Giles & his Russian family, if youngest was say 3 then taken c1890; so Giles c62, wife Ann 42, Edward 14; Mary 9 [looks younger?], Arthur 5 & Bessie 3]
: 1891 census; ex-wife Emma 59 'married' [still] nurse b.Marlborough, Wilts; at 55 Hatherley Rd, Reading; living with son Alfred Emel Soper 29 watchman in biscuit factory at St Giles, Berks; b.Ivanofsky, Russia, his wife & 5 children :
scan
: 1894 Giles Ching Soper d.9 Nov 1894* St Petersburg, Russia; bur.13 Nov 1894 Smolensky Cemetery [St.P], by pastor Alex Francis*
: 1899 Anne Soper (c1848-1899) 2nd wife; d.16/28 Mar St Petersburg, age 51*; bur.Smolensky Cemetery overseas bmd; b.15 Aug 1847 St P
: 1899 Emma Soper 1st wife d.17 Apr 1889 Union House, Reading* (d.Apr>Jun), age 67 (keeping her married name) : (bur.19 Apr in paupers grave London Rd cemetery*)
: 1903 A T Soper* of St Petersburg, Russia, holidaying at 44 Crescent Rd, Rhyl (also CAC Parnell of New York); Holiday-maker directory; Rhyl Record 29 Aug 1903 scan. & next week; Miss Otten, Master & Miss Soper* & Master Parnell all of St Petersburg [& Mr & Mrs Roberts & family, Mrs & Miss Slack of L'pool] at 44 Crescent Rd; from 'Visitors' Chronicle for Colwyn Bay' 5, 11 & 12 Sep 1903 scan & scan [*seems Arthur 18 & Bessie 16; if with adult, speculate an unm sister of mother??; no Parnell/St.P record vis; Looks like a 4 guest-room terrace; (a Miss Otten at 1901 Llandudno ball, but not holiday as Jan, so assume coincidence scan)]
: 1904 son Edward Robert James Soper, railway engineer at Dalney, China. Spoke Russian perfectly & entered employ of Russian Gov; d.May 1904 escaping Dalney in his 28ft yacht before Japanese invaded. His 2 Russian refugees passengers said he fell overboard, but foul-play suspected; death registered 25 May 1904 Weihaiwei, Shandong, China [180km S]
: 1908 seems Arthur was 'Tyson Soper', european tourist fined 50 rupees for intimidating a european tradesman in Calcutta, India with a loaded revolver. He was allowed to carry a revolver in Russia, so asked why he should not in Calcutta; 'Straits Times (Singapore)' 14 May 1908, from news.bl.uk; scan [15 Rupees to £, so £400 early 21stC?] : [Arthur Tyson Soper (1885-1927)]
: 1916 Mary Ann 35 nurse on 'Bergensfjord', Bergen to New York 2nd Class, arrived 23 Oct 1916; from St.Petersburg; Contact; cousin, Miss Kirby, Malaya Posadskaya, Petrograd: [her son Andrew Henry Ogle (1919–2001) b.22 Nov* New York city]; 1930 census* Mary Ogle 48 houseworker for private family; [m.Henry Ogle b.1890*] at 18 Linden Ave, Darien, Fairfield, Connecticut, (rent $30); Age when 1st m? 22; b.Russia, to US 1916 Na[aturalised]; parents b.Eng & b.Russia; dau Alice C Ogle 11 & Andrew H Ogle 10 both b.NY (father b.Missouri) & son Edward 'Sopher' 21 odd job labourer, b.Petrograd, [St Petersburg], Russia; To US 1929 Pa? (father b.Siberia, Russia) [Edward J Soper (1909-76)*]; russian spoken at home
scan : [ when 22, did she m.c1904 Mr Sopher/Soper, who was b.Siberia?]; Mary d.1935 US
: 1917 Bessie Emily Brand (née Soper) (1887-1982) youngest dau. Member of British community in pre-revolutionary Russia; Bessie Brand's 47p Memoir of Russia, 1956, contain family tree, photos of Brand & Soper families & of several Russian cities, source 1887-1917; book gifted by Alice Brown 1992 to Leeds Uni's Russian Archive [no Soper/Brand m or births.vis bmd] Bessie Emily Brand d.1982 Sutton, Sy death registration index
: 1930 census : dau Mary Ogle 48 houseworker for private family; [m.Henry Ogle (1890-)*] at 18 Linden Ave, Darien, Fairfield, [brother there '20cen] Connecticut, (rent $30); 1st m.age 22 [26 crossed out (speculate 2nd m?)] (so assume m.Mr Sopher c1904?); b.Russia, naturalized 1916 Na; parents b.Eng & b.Russia; dau Alice C Ogle 11 & Andrew H Ogle 10 both b.NY (father b.Missouri) & son Edward 'Sopher' 21 odd job labourer, b.Petrograd?, Russia (parents b.Siberia, Russia & Russia), naturalized 1929 Pa [Edward J Soper (1909-1976)^] ; Russian spoken at home; Mary to US 1916 : [d.1935 US; from an ancestry tree]
- Chin Connection : Giles's uncle Giles Soper (1798-1871) had 'a relation' Henry Ching of Clapham, Lon, an ally in court fight to control a legacy at Reading, 1835 see] : Also 'Ching may be grandmother's maiden name?' [as a Charles Ching (or Chinn/Shinn) b.1763 : m.1766 in Vernhams Dean; speculation, from researcher KrissieC(@aol.com) of Southampton May'02 source] : [possibly Giles an ancesteral surname too? Many 'Sopers alais Giles' in Hurst, Berks 1600's]
: Family Relations; Nigel Soper relation of Giles's brother William; says Giles's 2nd (Russian) family with Ann Otten 'went through tough times too I think until the survivors ended up in US'; Also Giles's grgrgrdau Elizabeth Jones also researching familyhttps://www.british-genealogy.com/threads/26838-Giles-Soper-1828?s=bfb3704cc95991ba005c658f58b3596f">Soper chat, &


1851 Census a selection below

Ann Soper 24 servant, a cook at High St, Stockbridge; b.Whitchurch, Hants; with William Kerr Loveless 42 a GP of Madras E.Indies, wife 36, children 2-10 & unm nurse 30, '51cen; scan : [not vis '61cen : (not the Ann m.1856, Kingsclere)]
: '41cen Joseph 40-4 ag lab at Copse? In the wood?, Whitechurch, Eliza 35-9, Ann 15-9, Jane 10, Joseph 4

Ann Soper (c1833-?) servant 18 at Winton St, Basingstoke, Hants '51cen, b.Worting, Hants; servant to William Garland portrait painter b.Berks, wife 37 b.Kent, 4 children 8-2 b.Hants & lodger James Poulter 20 b.Kentish Town scan; source; " target="blank">rootsweb : [parents Richard & Ann Smith m.1826] : ['51cen; sister Maria 17 also a Worting born Basingstoke servant]

Catherine Soper (c1791-?) 60, b.Lulworth, Dorset, a widowed nurse at Upper Bannister St, All Saint's, Southampton; '51cen : www.ancestry.com ?age 77 in '71cen : [William m.Catherine Roper, 1817 East Lulworth, Dor] : [??a Catherine d.Jan>Mar 1873 S'ton, age 72]
: [??a Soper family b.N.Waltham in Bannister St, '61cen; see James m.Ann 1835]

Charles Soper 26 head, ag lab at Paynes Hill, Michelmersh, Romsey; b.'Husband', Hants; Eliza Soper 21 b.Michelmersh, Hants, '51cen; scan : [Charles m.Elizabeth Vane 1850]

Charlotte Soper head, widow 66 pauper, formerly ag lab b.Basingstoke Hants at Union St, Andover, with Martha Banks lodger unm 21 pauper formerly ag lab b.Andover Hants; scan : [William m.Charlotte Clarke, 1805 Basingstoke (but just possible John m.Charlotte Eyres 1807 Houghton (8m S of Andover))]

David Soper 50 ag lab at Wolverton, Kingsclere, b.Wolverton; Jane Soper 49 b.Kintbury, Berks; John Soper 22 ag lab; Thomas Soper 16 & William Soper 15 both farm servants all b.Wolverton, '51cen; scan : [David m.Jane Darling 1824, Wolverton]

Eliza Soaper 55 widowed general servant at The Halls, Ringwood (Hightown Village), Hants '51cen, b.Ringwood, Hants; with James Middleton 37unm farmer of 84a emp 6 labs b.New Forest, Hants; Rachael Trickett 19unm gen serv b.Cranbourne, Dor; James Compton 19 farm lab b.Ringwood; scan : [not vis '41cen] : [connections?? a Mary, widow of Ringwood. will 1831 &? a Frances (1744-1820) spinster of Ringwood will]
: '61cen Eliza, 66 b.Ringwood, formerly housekeeper in household of John Ward, (job ? fitter?); Fanny Ward dressmaker, 2 dau 14 & 13, also visiter Mary Acton, 66, formerly dom serv; all b.Ringwood
: Elizabeth Soper d.Jul>Sep 1862, Southampton district, Hants

Elizabeth Soper 45unm charwoman at Haslar St, Alverstoke, Gosport, Alverstoke, Hants '51cen, b.Gosport, Hants; visiting household of James Seymour 33 gunner RN; b.Southampton Hants; wife Charlotte 33; dau Charlotte L 2, James 7m all b.Gosport Hants scan : [certainly Soper but not vis '41cen/'61cen]
: '71cen Elizabeth Sopper (c1805-?) washerwoman 66unm, b.Gosport; at 64 Lower South St, Alverstoke, Gosport; lodging with Ann Jenkins 76 unm annuitant, Mary Ann Webb 34unm dressmaker, dau Henrietta Webb 9 all b.Gosport : scan
: 1873 Elizabeth Soper d.Alverstoke Jan>Mar 1873 age 67

Elizabeth Soper 22 unm nurse b.Stoke, Dev, at 10 Dock Yard, Portsea; household of William E Edwards 51 store keeper b.Hanover Sq, Lon; wife 44 & 10 children 1-22, mother & sister-i-l 76 & 46; housekeeper 35, cook 24 & 2 servants 23; scan : [her widowed mother Mary Ann 48 also in Portsea '51cen see below : no Eliz 11-13 at Stoke '41cen : Elizabeth Soper m.William Groombridge Jan>Mar 1853 Portsea]

Emma Soper (c1832-?) 19, married dau b.Marlbrough Wilts; at Church St, Basingstoke in household of parents John Eldford 44 surveyor; wife Elizabeth 50 both b.Ramsbury, Wilts; Edwin Charles 15 ass to father b.Marlbrough, Wilts; & house servant Amelia Leavey 17 b.Wotton Hants; scan : '51cen : [connection? Giles Ching Soper m.Emma Elford 1 Apr 1850, St James, Westminster]

Emma Soaper 15 house servant at High Street, Christchurch, Hants '51cen, b.Tarrant Crawford, Dorset; 1 of 4 female house serv 15-33 with James Dewitt 34 solicitor, & mayor, wife & 4 kids 1-6 scan: [parents John m.Sarah 1825 Frampton, Dor] : ['41cen Emma 5 & 3 sisters with John 48 publican & Sarah 41; '61cen Emma 24unm ass matron at Fulham] : [John m.Sarah 1825]

Frances Soper 60 widowed pauper b.Newnham, Hants at Reading Rd, Odiham, Hartley Wintney; son Charles Soper 29 unm labourer b.Rotherwick, Hants : [William m.Frances Draper 1816 Rotherwick? & had 5 children Rotherwick 1817-28 - none vis '41cen below]

George Soaper 51 carpenter at Alverstoke, Hants '51cen, b.Portsea, Hants; Martha Soaper 48 b.Gosport, Hants scan : [George of Portsea m.Martha Bailey at Alverstoke 1828]

Hannah Soper (c1786-?) 65, nurse married b.Arborfield Berks; at High St, Alton, '51cen, in household of Richard Wm Andrews 30 draper employing 1 appce, b.Basingstoke, Hants; wife Ann 25 b.Odiham Hants; dau Clara Ann, unm 1 b.Alton Hants; son William 1week; Eleanor Ridgard, aprentice unm 15 b.Chelsea; Jane Page, servant unm 24 b.Bentworth, Hants; Ellen Spratt, servant 14, b.Ropley Hants; scan : [?a Hannah Loper 55-9 at High St, Odiham, '41cen] : ['61cen Hannah 76 at North Warnborough, Odiham & grandson William 16 both b.Odiham (the only residents)] : [d.not vis bmd or '71cen]

Hannah Soper 16 b.Kingsclere servant at Frith Farm, Kingsclere in household of Carles Allen 40 dairy man, wife 41 & farm servant 14, '51cen; scan : ['41cen John 35 ag lab at Wayts Green, Kingsclere, Jane 25, Hannah 6, Lucy 4, Martha 1] : [Hannah b.1835 to John Soper & Jane Smith who m.1836 (NGS line); Hannah m.George Tibble (widower shoemaker) 14 July 1862 Kingsclere; both of K'r; father John labourer, witnesses Jacob Soper Martha Lockgraw?]

Henry Soper head 61 ag lab at Hannington, Kingsclere; Charlotte Soper 60; Charles Soper 24 unm ag lab; Robart Soper 19 unm ag lab all b.Hannington Hants, '51cen; scan : [Henry m.Charlotte Baggs 1814 Kingsclere]

Henry Soper 29, head, at Charlton, Andover; b.Clanville, Hants; Sophia Soper 29 b.Amport, Hants; George Soper 2 b.Penton, Hants; Henry Soper 1 b.Andover, Hants; scan : [Henry m.Sophia King 1847 Amport]

James Soper (c1810-?) 41 boot & shoe maker at Newton Stacey, Barton Stacey, Basingstoke, b.Basingstoke; Jane 47 shoe binder b.Sherfield; Elizabeth 17 dress maker; Mary Ann 15 shoe binder both b.Sherfield, Caroline 12; James 10; Jane 7 all scholars; Sarah 3 all b.Basingstoke '51cen; scan, rootsweb.com : [James m.Jane Warner 1834]

James Soper 35 at Hazledown Farm, Penton Mewsey; Mary Soper 34 both b.Andover; Emma Soper 9 b.Weyhill, Hants; Henry Soper 7; Samuel Soper 5, all students; Sarah Soper 2 all b.Penton Mewsey, Hants scan
: [James m.Mary Marchment 1839 : [see Hazel Down Farm]

James Soper 19 unm carter b.Kingsclere; at Ham Farm, Baughurst, Kingsclere in household of William Panit 70, widowed farmer (240a empl 8) b.Charlton Northants; widowed mother 98 annuitant; son 27; Two other carters 21 & 24 & servants 13 & 14, '51cen; scan : [James b.1832 Kingsclere]

Jane Soper 50 widowed seamstress, relief family at 36 Cross St, Portsea, Portsmouth; son George Soper errand boy 13  both b.Portsea; lodging with Thomas Brooks 30 police constable D Yd; wife Sophia Brooks 33; William Brooks 5; Clara Brooks 3 scholars; John Brooks 13m all b.Portsea '51cen; scan : ['41, '61, '71 cen not vis; George's b.not vis]

Job Soper, head 40 gardener at Norton, Freshwater, I of W, b.Burghclere, Hants; Louisa Soper 40 b.Winchester Hants; Louisa Soper 9 b.Southampton,; George Soper 7; Jane Soper 5; Frank Soper 1 all b.Freshwater, Isle of Wight, Hants : [Job m.Louisa 1840 Winchester]

Johanna Soper 47, head, malhter's wife at Hurstbourne St, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Andover; b.Enham, Hants; dau Ann Soper 21; Job Soper 15 both b.Hurstbourne '51cen : scan : [John m.Joanna Witcher 1832 Hurstbourne Tarrant]

John Soper 83 head, at Hare & Hounds, Wolverton, pauper (formerly ag lab) b.Kingsclere, Sarah Soper 79 laundry b.Sidmonton, Hannah Soper grandau 25 b.Wolverton. (3 households there, as will as the victuallar's family) : [John m.Sarah Fisher 1796 Brimpton, Berks]

John Soper 58 married dog breeder? at Bidden Lane, tything of Hoddington, Upton Gray parish [4m SE B'stk], Hant '51cen, b.Upton Gray, Hants; visiting James Phillips 55 farm labourer b.Lasham, Hants, Jane 56?, son William 15? b.UG & grson George Hillier/Millor? 9 scholar all b.UG scan : [parents? John m.Ann Clark 1785 : John Soper yeoman of Hoddington, Upton Grey bought game licence & leased property 1827] : [not obvious '41cen/'61cen/ d.not vis]

John Soper (c1803-?) 48 coachman at South St, Ropley, Alresford, Hants; b.Frensham?, Sy '51cen ; Martha Soper 44 b.Southwarnborough, Hants; Henry Soper 15 farm serv; Catherine Soper 12 both b.Ropley; Albert Soper 10 b.Chillan Martyr Worthy; George Soper 8; Martha Soper 6; all scholars & Charles William Soper 3 all b.Ropley, Hants scan1 & scan : [John of Ropley m.Martha Dicker 1835 Odiham]

John Soper 49 ag lab at Boot, Ashmansworth, Kingsclere, b.Ash'th; Mary 52 b.Tufton; Jane 17 b.Ash'th; '51cen; scan : [speculate father William d.1863 Ash'th] : [John m.Mary Smith, Ashmansworth 1818]

John Soper 46 sawyer at Fair Oak Green, Kingsclere; Jane Soper 36; Lucy Soper 13; Martha Soper 11; George Soper 9 all scholar; Jacob Soper 7; Joshua Soper 3 & Fanny Soper 1 all b.Kingsclere; (next to Forthfield Farm, of widow Eliza Prismall 40 50a empl 2; 2 uninhabited homes next door) '51cen; scan; scan2 : [John m.Jane Smith, 1836 Kingsclere]

John Soper 39, head, labourer at Barlows Lane, Andover; b.Penton, Hants; Jane Soper 28  b.Andover scan
: '61cen John 50, an ag lab Pitey? Fm, Cottage nr2, Farnham, Sy; b.Penton; wife Jane 38 b.Andover & lodgers William Thomas, 52 painter glazier? b.Mayo, Con & wife Avies Thomas 35 b.Hanwell, Msx : [not vis '81cen, but no d.vis Hants]

John B Soper (c1821-?) at The Iron Foundry (30, b.Padworth, Berks); Ann (41, St Helen, Auckland, Durham) : Sarah Ann (8, Chelsea, Middlesex); Betsey M.M. (6, Balham,Surrey) '51cen : in Basingstoke : [see John Burgess Soper b.1820 & 1862]

John Soper 17 b.Kingsclere, 1 of 9 ag labs at North Oakley, Kingsclere; farm of Andrew Faitchen 40, wife & children 5 & 6, visitors Edward Covey 20 surgeon & Maria Savery 68, 2 house servants 16 & 20, nurse 60 '51cen : scan, & [assume m.Ann c1855]
: '61cen John 27, a brewers? servant; wife Ann 24 : 4 children James 5 all b.Kingsclere, Hants; John 2; Sarah A 1; Richard H 1 month? all b.Wandsworth, Sy, also mother in law Charlotte Simpson 54, b.Banghurst, Hants
: '71cen John (c1833-?) night watchman brewery 38 at 21 Point Pleasant, All Saints, Wandsworth, Sy; Ann 37; James 15 telegraph boy all b.Kingsclere; John 13 scholar; Sarah 11; Richard 10; Walter 8; Joseph 6; Charlotte 3 all scholars; William 2 all b.Wandsworth, Sy; scan
: '81cen John 47 watchman at 21 Point Pleasant, Wandsworth; Ann Sophia 47; Richard 19 unm gen lab; Walter 18 gen lab; Joseph Reuben gen lab; William 12; Ann Amelia 10; Albert Edward 7 all scholars, all b.Kingsclere
: '91cen John 56 at Wandsworth, Lon; b.Kingsclere, Ann 40 (& assume others)
: ('01cen not vis) ??a John d.Oct>Dec 1899 Islington, age 66 : ??an Ann d.Jan>Mar 1900 Islington, age 66

Joseph Soper 13 ag lab b.Whitchurch, Hants at Down, Litchfield, Kingsclere in household of [step] father James Allexander 40 ag lab b.Down Hurstdown, Eliza 47 b.Crux-Easton Hants; Charlotte 6 b.Whitchurch; George 4 b.Haughton; John 1 b.Mitchelmersh & 5 male farm servants 11-26 : [Joseph bpt.1 Oct 1837 Whitchurch to Josiah/Joseph & Eliza who m.bef1826 : m.Eleanor Smith 1860, Brentford, Msx]

Lewis Soaper 17 shoemaker pauper at District Portsea Island Union Workhouse, Portsea; b.Portsmouth; listed by profession 7 other shoemakers there scan : ['41cen with parents Thomas & Susan]

Lucy Soper (c1834-?), 17 unm b.Hannington, 1 of 4 house servants at Rectory, Cruxeaston, Kingsclere '51cen; James Bagge 63 rector b.Wellington, S.set; wife 64, son 27, house servants 13-35, farm servant 31 & school mistress 24, scan, '51cen : ['41cen John 35 ag lab at Wayts Green, Kingsclere, Jane 25, Hannah 6, Lucy 4, Martha 1] : [?Lucy bpt.1835 to Henry & Charlotte Baggs who m.1814]

Lucy Soper 9 scholar at Weston Lane, Upton Gray, Hants '51cen, b.Odiham, Hants; with grandparents George Giles 78 widow, master carpenter b.E.Garston, Berks & his grandson George Giles 28unm tailor b.Odiham scan : [not vis '41/'61cen]
: ??Thomas Soper m.Lucy Giles Jan>Mar 1842 Hartney Wintney, Hants; assume Lucy Soper d.Apr>Jun 1842, Hartley Wintney in childbirth; [perhaps a candidate?? a Thomas (c1824-?) m.Jul>Aug 1844 Andover; '51cen a Hurstbourne Tarrant with family (??but 20m E); (but also a Thomas 26 ag lab in E.Wooday m.1850)]
- Lucy Soper b.Apr>Jun 1842, Hartley Wintney [bmd dist inc.Odiham], Hants

Maria Soper (c1832-?) (age 19, b.Worting, Hants) : '51cen : in Basingstoke [see 1854] : [parents Richard & Ann Smith m.1826]

Maria 17 housemaid at Black Boy Tavern, Church St, Basingstoke; b.Worting, Hants '51cen; with William Klitz 38 victualer & organist b.Lymington; wife 44 b.Preston Candover; James Pidlet 66 groom, waiter & cellerman; Charles Westbrook 13 errand boy & Ann Allen 16 cook b.Tadley scan

Martha Soper 78 widow annuitant at 11 Portland Terrace, All Saints, Southampton, b.Salisbury Wilts; visiting household of Jane Peirce 41 unm lodging housekeeper b.Eling Hants; & 2 female house servants 21 & 18, '51cen; scan : [not vis '41cen; d.not vis bmd : extra pen stroke before 'S' so speculate corrected 'H'oper?] : [?Mrs Martha (1773-1855) d.16 Feb 1855, age 82 at Portland Terrace, Southampton]

Martha Soaper 58 midwife at Sherfield upon Loddon, Hants '51cen, b.Yorkshire scan : (Martha not a listed as a 'household head' & next family had 6w old dau?)
: '61cen James 29 ag lab at Wild Moor area, S u L, Emma 23, Eliza 4, Charlotte 2 all b.Sherfield & widowed mother Martha Soper 67 ag lab b.Leeds : [son James m.1855]

Martha Soper 13 nurse maid, servant b.Sherfield, Hants at Turgiss Green, Stratfield Turgiss, Basingstoke in household of James Pearman 35 baker & grocer b.Mattingley, Hants; wife 40 & 4 kids 1-10 & house serv Ann Johnson 22, '51cen scan

Mary A Soper 68? (head) widowed pauper at 7 Church St, Portsea b.Weymouth, Dorset; also dau Charlotte Hancich 46 char woman b.Moreton, Dorset; & 3 grandchildren b.Ringwood, Hants; Henry Hancich 17; Samuel Hancich 17; Austen Hancich 13; scan : [her dau a Elizabeth 22 unm nurse also in Portsea above] : [not vis '61cen : ??a Mary Ann d.Apr>jun 1852 Southampton?]

Pellon Soper 18, unm apprentice b.Tadley Hants; at Greywell St, Greywell, Hartley Wintney, in household of William Wigley 51 cordwainer b.Odiham, Mary Ann 51 & 5 children 9-25 : ['41cen Pellan 8 with Milnes family at Basingstoke] : [Pellon Soper m.Sarah Dale Oct>Dec 1863 Alton]

Robert Soper 42, head, master shoemaker at 23 St Charlotte St, Portsea, Portsmouth; b.Coombe, Dorset; Harriett Soper 37  b.Amerham, S.set; Harriett Soper 13  b.Harbertin, Devon; Thomas Soper 8; William Soper 6  both b.Portsea, all scholars; with Henry Vine 20 unm shoemaker apprentice b.Portsea, '51cen; scan: [Robert m.Harriet Lee 1833 Portsea]

Richard Soper (c1821-?) 64 ag lab at Salisbury Rd, Basingstoke; b.Kingsclere; Ann Soper 53 laundress b.Overton; Mary 12; Martha 9 both scolars, b.Basingstoke '51cen; scan; in Basingstoke : [a Richard & Ann Smith m.1826]

Richard Soper 63, head, gardener at East End, East Woodhay, Kingclere, b.Wickham, Berks; Rosana Soper 56 b.East Woodhay, Hants; Henry Soper 18; George Soper 16 both gardener's sons b.Kintbury, Berks & visitor John Ebbeson 12 labourer b.Kintbury '51cen scan : [Thomas Soper widower 66 next door b.Ashmansworth] : [Richard m.Rosanna bef.1822 : Richard not vis '61cen; ?a Richard d.Apr>Jun 1856 Kingsclere]

Richard Soper 50 at cordwainer & grocer, Basing St, Basing; b.Wootton St Lawrence, Hants; Hannah Soper 47; Walter R Soper 14; Emma Soper 9; Charles Soper 7 all scholars; all b.Basing; with sister-in-law Sarah Rowland 60unm fundholder b.Gr Missenden, Bucks; scan : [Richard & Hannah m.bef.1837]

Richard Soper 46 ag lab at Joining Wolverton, Kingsclere '51cen, b.Lymington Hants; Sarah 44 b.Wolverton; Charlotte 9; Esther 6 both scholars; Richard 4; Agnas 2 all b.Kingsclere : [?see 1833?]

Richard Soper 44 head, master builder at 4 King St, Portsea, Portsmouth; b.Portsea, Hants; Amelia Soper 49  b.Portsea, Hants; Amelia Soper 16  b.Portsea, Hants; Richard Soper 14  b.Portsea, Hants; John Soper 12  b.Portsea, Hants; Jane Soper 10  b.Portsea, Hants; Thomas Soper 7  b.Portsea, Hants, '51cen; scan : [Richard m.Amelia Lenanton, 1831 Portsmouth]

Richard Soper 29 porter to Southampton Docks, at 4 Fox's Buildings, St Marys, S'ton; b.Basingstoke; Sarah Ann Soper 36 b.Lyndhurst, Hants; Frances Soper 4; Sarah Ann Soper 2; Charles Soper 4m all b.S'ton, Hants & brother Charles Soper 23 unm toll collector to docks b.Andover, Hants, '51cen scan : [Richard m.Sara Ann Sign Harrison 1844, Romsey]

Sarah Soper 40 unm b.Monxton, Hants, house servant, West Aston, Longparish, Andover in household of James Pucktoe widower 67 farmer b.Longparish; with servants George Smith 25 unm smith b.Otterbourne, Hants; Edward Smith 17 unm smith, b.Longparish & lodger John Tarrant 45, unm ag lab b.Longparish, '51cen scan : [not vis '41cen & '61 or '71cen] : [connection to widow Susannah 60 also at Longparish '51cen below she m. at Monxton]

Sarah Soper 23 wife, occupation 'not known', 'relation W' at 37 North St, Portsea, Portsmouth; b.Poole, Dorset; Charles Soper 4  b.Poole, Dorset with John Young 28 head, servant b.Christchurch; wife Eliza 24, & daus Jane 3 & Mary 10m, all b.Portsea, '51cen; scan [assume Charles m.Sarah1847]

Sarah Ann Soper pauper unm 22 farm laborer at Basing b.Leeds Yorks; Sarah Ann Soper pauper 2 b.Sherfield, Hants scan : [all 20 on page paupers & assume others in institution] : [Sarah Ann Soper b.Jul>Sep 1847 Basingstoke] : [not vis as Sopers '51cen; ??a Sarah m.Oct>Dec 1855 Basingstoke, to either Thomas Miles or Benjamin Lee]

Susannah Soper, sister widow 60 annuitant b.Litchfield, Hants, at Bullington Cottage, Bullington, Longparish, Andover, lodging in household of brother James Vincent 56 Veterinary Surgeon b.Litchfield Hants; wife Mary 52 b.Albourne Wilts; niece Emma Coleman 23 unm; nephew Joseph Coleman 21 unm, ass both b.Fulham M.sx; visitor, Mary Louisa Fifield 22 unm b.Ecchinswell Hants; & servants James Braxton 18, groom, b.Longparish Hants; Emily Smith 17 house serv b.Newton, Hants : [James Soper/ Oliver of Monxton m.Susanna Vincent 16 Apr 1839]

Thomas Soper 78 married father-in-law, pauper; Daniel Soper 6 & William Soper 4 sons at N Warnboro, Odiham, Hartley Wintney with Job Freeman, head 33 ag lab & wife Eliza Freeman 24 all b.Odiham Hants scan; '51cen : [Daniel b.Apr>Jun 1844 & William b.Jan>Mar 1847, Hartley Wintney] : [Eliza m.Job Freeman, 1849 Odiham]: [? William m.Lucy 1875]

Thomas Soper (c1785-?) 66 widower on parish relief, at East End, East Woodhay, Kingsclere, visiting household of Benjamin Barren 29 ag lab b.E.Woodhay, Hants; Elizabeth Barren b.Combe Hants; 3 children 3m-3 b.E.Woodhay : '51cen scan : [Richard 63 & Rosana Soper 56 next door] : [Thomas not vis '41 & '61cen, (Thomas's d.1852 & 1855 Kingsclere)]

Thomas Soaper 52 watch maker at 6 St Mary St (tobacco shop), Portmouth, Hants '51cen, b.Morton Hampton, Dev; Jane Soaper 10 scholar at home b.Portsmouth; Samuel W Soaper 6 scholar at school & John W Soaper 4 scholar at home b.Portsea scan : ['41cen Thomas with wife Susan]

Thomas Soper 29 farm labourer at Ibthorpe, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Andover, Jane Soper 23, James Soper 6, George Soper 3, Thomas Soper 1, Mary Soper 4m, all b.Hurstbourne '51cen : [presume Thomas m.Jane 1844]

Thomas Soper 26 1825 ag lab at North End, East Woodhay, Kingsclere, b.East Woodhay; Mary 31; John 2m all b.East Woodhay, also 4 servants Stephen Woelchild 21 b.Kintbury, Berks; Charles Jacobs 19 b.EW; Henry Day 17 all ag labs b.Chilton, Wilts; Charity Pacock 14 house servant b.EW, '51cen; scan : [Thomas m.Mary Brown, 1850 Kingsclere]

Thomas Soper (c1829-?), head 22 ag lab b.Clanville Hants; at New St, Andover, wife E Soper 24 annuitant, lodger, b.Andover Hants; scan; '51cen : [Thomas m.Eliza Taylor 1850] : ['61cen not vis]

Thomas Soper 11 at Buckland, Portsea, Portsmouth, b.Walworth, Sy; Fredrick Soper 5 both scholars b.St Georges, Sy; grandsons with John Holmes 69 greenwich pensioner, b.N.Yarmouth, Norfolk; & his unm mariner's children b.Portsea, Nancy Holmes 38; Nathan Holmes 25 merchant service; Ellen Holmes 23 dress maker; Emma Holmes 17 & grandau Ann Smith More 3 scholar b.S'tn; scan; '51cen : [not vis '41/'61cen]

William Soper 73, at Ashmansworth, Kingsclere; b.Ash'th; wife Sarah 79 b.Clatford, Wilts : '51cen in Ashmansworth : [William m.Sarah Hunt c1797 Ash'th]

William Soper 62, gardener at Cheesehill St, nr Giles Hill, St Peters Cheesehill, Winchester; Ann Soper 63; Cain Soper 23 joiner all b.Hants & visitor Charles Smith 31 joiner b.Winchester '51cen; scan : [see m.bef.1824]

William Soper 36, head, ag lab at New St, Andover; b.Clanville, Hants; J Soper 22  b.Andover, Hants scan : [William (c1816-1858?) m.Jane Taylor 18 Aug 1850]

William Soper 33 ag lab at Hannington, Kingsclere, b.Kingsclere; Lousia Soper 23; James Soper 4; Charles Soper 2; Ann Soper 3m all b.Hannington: [next household is Freemantle Farm of William Brown 45 b.Kingsclere (589a empl 17 labs)] : [William m.Louisa Baggs, 1846 Kingsclere]

William 24 laborer at 7 Cossack St, St Marys, S'ton '51cen, b.Basingstoke [4m W NW]; Mary 27 b.Lymington, Hants & unm brother John Mason, 29 unm laborer b.Lymington, Hants scan [m.not obvious bmd - perhaps William m.Mary MasonJul>Sep 1846, S'ton]
: '61cen not vis
: [1863 William fly proprietor, John St, Kingsland; Kellys Southampton Directory]
: 1865 William cab proprietor summoned at Southampton Guildhall for assaulting Charles Self another cab proprietor. A customer came to the cab stand wanting to be taken to Netley Hospital he refused Soper's offer of 4s & Self took him for 2s 6d. Soper later knocked him down & kicked his hat. Soper said he merely pushed Self & like other cabs coming in from the country cut fares down. Fined 5s & costs; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 18 Nov 1865, from news.bl.uk; scan
: 1865 William cab proprietor assaulted John Thomas Williams, constable & toll collector for Itchen Floating Bridge, fined 20s with costs; 25 Nov
1865
: 1868 [connection, a Richard Soper cab proprietor, had cab stolen 1868, S'ton]
: 1870 ?a Mr Soper's cab hit on Portswood Rd, S'ton after dark by cart. Its drunk driver injured in fall. Soper unwilling to take him to hospital, but took him home locally where he died Nov 1870; Mr Soper had 30y 'on the road'; scan : [but also a Henry & George driving S'ton cabs]
: 1870 ??a William parish constable for St Mary Extra, S'ton, Apr
1870 : [but other Williams in S'ton]
: '71cen William 45 cab driver at 8 Lyon St,St Mary, Southampton; b.Bishop Walton*, Hants; Matilda 30, b.Romsey, Hants; scan : [m. not vis bmd; Matilda's m. or d. not vis] : [*assume b.N.Waltham?, nr Popham, but Bishop Watham 8m E S'ton]
: [1878 a fly proprietor, Kent Rd, Freemantle; Kellys Southampton Directory]
: '81cen William 54 widowed cab driver at 18 Hill St, All Saints, Southampton; b.Bradly Farm [nr.Popham], Hants lodging with William Tuck 23 cab driver b.Salisbury & Charlotte Tuck 33 b.Winterbourne, Dor
: 1884 William Soper (c1816-1884) d.12 Aug 1884, age 68 in Hill Court, Blechynden, Southampton; from 'Hampshire Advertiser' pub.16 Aug, from newspapers.bl.uk; but bmd William (c1826-1884) d.Jul>Sep 1884, Southampton, age 58
: 1895 William Soper (c1827-1895) d.Oct>Dec 1895, age 68, Andover bmd dist [inc Hurstbourne Tarrant]

William Soper 21unm carter, servant b.Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants at Newton Stacey, Barton Stacey, Andover in household of Leonard Lywood, widower 49 farming 1243a? b.Andover, Hants; his 3 children 17-19; housekeeper, maid, cook, groom & carter boy; scan : [m.Harriett Burgess Apr>Jun 1879, Andover]

end of 1851 census


William Napier Soper m.Selina Manston 25 Dec 1851, Southampton; fathers William & Jacob Manston [m.Oct>Dec]
: William Napier Soper b.26 Apr 1826; bpt.26 May to William Soper & Catherine Roper who m.
1817 E.Lulworth, Dor : [so Napier not mother's name (& not from Gen Napier (1810–1890)), but maiden name tradition in Manston below]
- Ellen Soper b.Apr>Jun 1856, Southampton; '71cen Ellen 14 servant
- Joseph Manston Soper b.Oct>Dec 1857, Southampton; celebrated yacht designer; m.Georgina Rachel Cooper 1881, South Stoneham (& m.Emily Anne Croucher 1899 Chelsea); d.1938 S'ton
- Selina Soper b.Jan>Mar 1859, Southampton, Hants ('61cen 2 not vis '71cen so assume the "Sei_"Soper d.Jul>Sep 1865, S'tn) : [7y+ gap in children; could William be back at sea?? Navy had 7y contracts??]
- William C Soper b.Oct>Dec 1866, Southampton; '71cen 'William Charles" 4; '81cen 'Charles W' 14 scholar; ?a William Charles d.Apr>Jun 1886, age 19 S'ton
: '41cen not vis : [assume boy navy, from seaman record below]
: 1844 William Napier Soper (1826-) cert nr.251.099; b.Poole, Dor; b.26 Apr 1826; 5ft 9½in; 1st to sea as boy; has R.Navy service, no foreign service; Merchant seaman record 1844, age 31, BT113 scan
: '51cen William 24 mariner at Rogers Lane, Poole, St James, Dor '51cen, b.Poole scan
: 1854 ?a William Soper (c1825-) merchant seaman record from 1854, age 28y 9m, b.Poole, 31 Mar 1854-18 Jul Britain, Southampton [??SS Great Britain]; 18 Jul-19 Aug Eliane, Lon; 25 Sep-13 Oct 4 Nov-23 Nov & 1 Dec all on Britain, S'tn; 1855 Lupine Lon 18 Jan-5 Apr; Indus, Lon 2 Aug-20 Nov; 1856 home Indus, Lon 6 Jan; record BT113 scan
: '61cen William 35 labourer at Obilisk? Rd, St Mary Extra, South Stoneham [now N S'ton suburb]; Selina 34 both b.Poole, Dor, Ellen 4, Joseph 3, Selina 2 all b.Southampton, also widowed mother-in-law Mary Menis 64 b.Poole
: '71cen William foreman of ballast wharf, 44, at Ivy Cottage, New Rd, Sholing, Hound [now S'ton SE suburb]; Selina 44, both b.Poole; Joseph Manston Soper 13 & William Charles 4 both scholars, b.Southampton scan
: '71cen Ellen 14 servant in Sherrington Villa, Church Rd, St Mary Extra, Woolston, Southampton; b.Woolston, Hants, in household of Charles B Nash 33 brewers clerk scan
: 1872 Mrs Soper at Sholing Common, called immediately a boy 2y 6m old drowned. George, 1 of 3 children of Mrs Andrews wife of a seaman at Blenheim Cottage, Sholing Common had fallen down the shared unfenced well 8am 1 Aug 1872; scan
: 1872 ?a William head porter, docker at S'ton docks employed by Lon & SW Railway, stole 3 tarpaulines covering egg trucks, value £10 from L&SWR. Soper & 2 dockers had boat to attend shipping & worked all night. Bailed after a week on remanded for £50; S'ton Qtr Session 15 Apr, gave Soper 6m & receiver Capt Wearne 8m with hard labour
1872; scan1; scan2 : [harsh; may account for forman>labr between census?]
: '81cen William 54 labourer & shop keeper at Brook Rd, South Stoneham; Selina 54, both b.Poole; Joseph M 23unm clerk to yacht builder; Charles W 14 scholar both b.Southampton
: '91cen William 64 night watchman (port) at 38 Clarence St, (Christchurch), Southampton, St Mary, Hants & Selina 64 both b.Poole, Dor
scan
: 1895 Selina (c1827-1895) d.Jan>Mar 1895, Southampton, age 68: [William not vis '01cen, d.not vis]
: 1913 ?a William Soper d.Oct>Dec 1913 Southampton, age 69
: GeneaNet.org : from researcher Maria

Soper's Farm, Dummer, in '51cen William Wigg, was there, farming 200 acres employing 6, Wotton St Lawrence HO107/1681] [Upton , Nr Andover has a house called Soper's Farm (a present day request to divert the Hurstbourne Tarrent footpath) hants.gov.uk] : Wiggs also there in 1841

Mr Soper's house in Basingstoke, A fire at the back of it was coped with, despite the town's fire engines being in a bad state : Letter to the Watch Committee 14 Jun 1851 : source : [perhaps this was the iron foundry that was JBS's home address?]

Richard Soper a boot & shoe maker of Basing in Basingstoke Slater’s Directory 1852-3 : [Richard & Hannah m.bef.1837]

William Soper, 48 Melbourne St, Southampton, boot & shoe maker Slater’s Directory 1852-3

Johanna Soper (c1790-1852) died 21 Nov age 62 in Holdens Terrace, Southampton, widow of the late James Soper, 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.Southampton 27 Nov) 1852, from newspapers.bl.uk : [James m.Joanna Kinchen 1808 (ES's line) 'died of chronic bronchitis aged 62 (65?), 6 Holdens Court']

Grace Ann Soper dau of Mr Soper of Whiteway Farm, m.G Harris, miller of Kingsclere, 'Trewman's Exeter Flying Post', 17 Jun 1852, from newspapers.bl.uk : [m.Apr>Jun 1852 Newton Abbott]

Eliza Sarah Soper (1852-1888) : d.8 Jan : bur Linkenholt Church Hants : m.Hensley Shave Cobb (1850-1975) b.Bere Regis, Dorset : d.24 June, BR : bur 27 Jun) m.Jul>Sept 1872, Wareham, Dor : 2 children : Eliza remarried Jonathan Nichols, a carter of Morden Dorset & had 3rd child : source from researcher Adrian Williams [Father, John Soper, a carpenter ; source]

George Soaper had lease from Winchester Bishopric Estate of land at Gosport, includes plan, 18 Dec 1852 : ref 11M59/E2/155511 page 588 Hants RO

Alexander Soper Wood (c1822-1852) (or James Alexander Soper Wood) d.3 Dec 1852 at 13 Hanover Buildings, Southampton, age 30, eldest son of Commander James Wood RN, 'Hampshire Advertiser & Salisbury Guardian (pub.Southampton)' 4 Dec from newspapers.bl.uk : & The Times 6 Dec. 40/211p : [Obituary] from The Gentleman's magazine Jan-Jun 1853
: James Alexander Soper Wood (c1823-1853) died 3 Dec 1853 age 30 at Southampton, eldest son of Comm. James Wood RN; Gentleman's Magazine Google Books

Louis Soper in Hampshire Court, 26 Oct 1853; sentence imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available) : [??a Louis (c1837-1881) d.Jul>Sep at Alton age 44 (no b.in igi)] : ['41cen a Louis 17 in Portsea] : [??'81cen a Louis 40 b.Portsmouth]

Catherine Mompesson Parsons died 10 Apr 1853, age 2, youngest child of Charles Alexander Parsons & grandaughter of late George Soaper, 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub Portsmouth 16 Apr), from newspapers.bl.uk : [no Charles Alexander Parsons m or d bmd Parson/Soper m not vis : Catherine Mompesson Parsons b.Apr>Jun 1851, Guildford]

Maria Soper (c1834-?), Worting, Hants 1851,'81 & '91cen Worting Postmistress, '01cen Sub Postmistress : m.Thomas Woolford (gardener'81, retired'91) 23 Sept 1854, Basingstoke, 5 children c1856-c1876 Peter Lowe of Herts researching [see 1834 & '51cen]

Sarah Soper of Bramdean [8m E Winchester], spinster, Will 1854 on microfiche Hants RO

William Soper for manslaughter at Barton Stacey, for trial at the Winchester assizes, Winchester; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 18 Nov 1854, from news.bl.uk : scan
: [??a William 21 in '51cen at Barton Stacey unm farmer & still near '61cen]

Ann Soper (c1854-?) bapt 24 Sept 1854 Michelmersh Bapts, nr Winchester [parents Charles & Eliza igi] : (sister? a Elizabeth Sarah Soaper bapt 24 Sept 1854 Chilworth, Hants to Charles & Eliza)

William Soper for manslaughter at Barton Stacey, for trial at the Winchester assizes, Winchester; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 18 Nov 1854, from news.bl.uk : scan
: [??a William 21 in '51cen at Barton Stacey unm farmer & still near '61cen]
: assume the William Soper in Hampshire Court, 28 Feb 1855; sentence imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

J Soper came 2nd in 1st class, Esplanade House Academy, [Lion Terrace], Portsea (1st-4th classes there); in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 24 Jun 1854, from news.bl.uk : scan
: John Soper came 1st in the 1st class & Thomas Soper 2nd in the 3rd class of Esplanade House Academy. Young gentlemen gave readings in French & English to families & friends at end of quarterly term; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 23 Jun 1855, from
news.bl.uk : scan

John Soper esq & lady in about 30 names arriving at Bull's Fountain Hotel, Isle of Wight (a masonic dinner took place that night) [Royal Yacht Squadron's Regatta taking place]; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 7 Jul 1855, from news.bl.uk : scan

Martha Soper & 6 other women fined 5s 6d each at Basingstoke Petty Sessions for leasing in a field of Mr Eyles before it was cleared [?gathering corn dropped on the ground?] ; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 8 Sep 1855, from news.bl.uk : scan : ['61cen a Martha 67 widow ag lab at Sherfield upon Loddon [3m N Basingstoke] (also a Martha 52 wife of shoemaker William at Alton, Hants)]

Robert Soper v William Golle who was ordered to pay ½ in a month & ½ in 2m; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 24 Nov 1855, from news.bl.uk; scan : [?a Robert bootmaker of Basingstoke m.1833 Portsea]

Mrs & Miss Soper at Sunny Side, Bonchurch, listed in large 'fashionable list' of visiters to the island; in 'Isle of Wight Observer (pub.Ryde)' 1 Sep 1855, from news.bl.uk : scan : [They appear in weekly lists until at least 20 Oct]

George Soper charged Jane Whillan at Southampton Magistrates Court with stealing his watch. He was at Mr Solomon's Tap, Terminus Terrace. He left at midnight after 2h & noticed the watch missing. He was not drunk, she drank out of his glass & said another girl took it. There was 30 present with music & dancing. PC Ford arrested her, it was not found, she was dismissed; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 10 Nov 1855, from news.bl.uk; scan : [perhaps the George b.1835 S'ton' to James & Ann Rice ne Bishop, who m.1835; if so, family just back from France as children b. & d.there 1855] : [a George 56 grocer at Nursling, (4m NW S'tn) '61cen, (but speculate too old for midnight drinking)]

Shadrach Soper (c1831-92) m.Sarah Lawrence (Laurence?) Apr>Jun 1855, Basingstoke RD, Hants (bmd); b.1831 to: [Robert Soper m.Ann bef.1831]
- Sarah Ann Soperbpt 30 Jan 1859 (b.Jan>Mar) Sherfield on Loddon [B'sk RD] m.Nathan Varley (warehouseman)1879 : [ m & 1889 b.not vis bmd] 'Sarah Ann Soper Dyer b.to Shadrach Soper Dyer'; m.Nathan Varley 1879 below
- Robert Soper b.15 Jun 1861 (b.Jul>Sep) S on L [B'sk RD]; bricklayer 49 '11cen; d.1941
- Clara Soper b.Jan>Mar 1863 S on L [B'sk RD]
- Rosina Soper b.Oct>Dec 1865 S on L [B'sk RD] (m.Jul-Sep 1908 B'st to either Ernest Rither or John Woodman)
- Laura Fanny Soper b.Oct>Dec 1868 S on L [B'sk RD]
? - Emma Soper b.Apr>Jun 1874, Basingstoke, Hants
? - Richard Charles Soper b.Jul>Sep 1876, Basingstoke, Hants; 13 bricklayer's labourer '01cen
: '41cen Robert 35 farmer?/ teamman? at Sherfield upon Loddon, Hants; Ann 35, Robert 12, Shadrack 11, William 8, Elizabeth 6, Martha 4, Sarah 2 scan
: '61cen Shadrach 30 cow doctor at Sherfield Village, Sherfield upon Loddon, Hants; b.Rotherwick, Hants; Sarah 28 b.Bramley, Hants; Sarah Ann 2 b.Sherfield : [ag lbr neighbours]
: '71cen Shadrach cattle doctor 40, b.Bramley; at 7 Bramley Rd, Sherfield on Loddon; Sarah 38; Sarah 12; Robert 9; Clara 8; Rosina 5 all scholar; Laura Fanny 2 all b.Sherfield on Loddon : scan : [not vis '81cen]
: 1879 Sarah Ann Soper Dyer (Miss), dau of Shadrach Soper Dyer m.Nathan Varley 9 Mar at Parish Church, Milnsbridge by Rev Newton R Lloyd, vicar, 'Huddersfield Daily Chronicle' (pub.Huddersfield) 13 Mar 1879, from newspapers.bl.uk
: '81cen Shedrach Dyer [Soper not mentioned] 52 cattle doctor at The Green, Sherfield Upon Loddon, Hants; b.Rotherwick, Hants; Sarah 48 b.Bramley, Hants; Robert 19unm bricklayer; Laura 12; Frederick 9; Emma 6; Richard C 4; dau Sarah A Varley 22 warehourseman's wife, all b.Sherfield; grson Laurence Varley 11m b.Milusbridge?, Yorks; scan : [Varley m & b. not vis bmd]
: '91cen Shadrach 60 veterinary surgeon (self employed) in 4 rooms at The Green, Sherfield Upon Loddon, Hants; Sarah 57 b.Bramley, Hants; Robert 29unm bricklayer (employee); Emma 16; Richard 4 all scolars all b.Sherfield Upon Loddon; scan
: Shadrach patient from 7 Apr 1892 Hants [County Lunatic Asylum, nr.Knowle], Hants, & died there [4d later] 11 Apr 1892; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan : [d.Apr>Jun 1892, age 63, Fareham RD, Hants] :[Sarah's m/d not obvious]
: '01cen Robert 39unm bricklayer in 4 rooms at The Green, Sherfield on Lodden, Hants; b.S on L, with servant Ann Englefield 64 married dom housekeeper; b.Stratfieldsaye, Hants; scan
: '01cenRichard 26 grocers porter at Pembroke Rd, Newbury, Berks; b.E Woodhay, Hants; stepson with George Perris 70 labourer (board of health) & son Henry Perris 20 butchers ass both b.Newbury scan : [?Ann Soper m.George Perris 1879, Newbury]
: '11cen Robert 49unm bricklayer, self employed at home in 4 rooms at Sherfield on Loddon, Hants; b.Sherfield & servant Anne Englefield 73 widow {m.11y, 2 children both deceased}, housekeeper b.Stratfield Saye scan
: '11cen Richard 37unm grocers porter in 3 rooms at Pembroke Rd, Newbury; George 34unm coach builder's labourer; both b.E.Woodhay, Hants & stepbrother Henry Perris 31unm jobbing gardener b.Stockerass, Berks & boarder Alfred Allen 24unm photograpers porter b.Donnington; scan : [if the correct Richard, who is George?, not vis '91cen]
: this George? George Soper (b.1876-?) Private nr.6034 3rd Batn 49th Reg, Royal Berks 1899-1905; born & residing at St Nicholas parish, Newbury, Berks; labourer to Mr Faby, Newbury; 5ft 6¾in, 126lbs; chest 33in, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair; C of E; several scars on right shoulder; Attested 11 Jan 1899 at Newbury, age 22y 1m [so b~Dec 1876] for 6 years as militiaman; medical 11 Jan at Reading; Embodied 19 Feb 1900-15 Sep 1901 (1y 209d) : Present 1899, 1902, 1903 & 1904 [annual militia camp?]; Discharged 9 Jan 1905, time expired army record; [oddly, not vis '81/ '91/ '01cen; birth not vis bmd]
: ?a G Soper (c1880 - ) joined Carpenters & Joiners Union, Southampton Branch, Hants 16 Sep 1918, age 38; married. weekly contribution; 4½; 9d; 4/5; scan
: '39cen Robert 77unm bricklayer, own account (b.15 Jun 1861) at Public Assistance Institution, Old Basing, Basingstoke, Hants scan
: Robert Soper (c1862-1941) d.Apr>Jun 1941, age 79, Basingstoke, Hants
: Richard Soper (1875-1958) d.Jan>Mar 1958, age 83, Basingstoke
: other Soper Dyers; a Gordon Soper Dyer b.Jul>Sep 1933 Aldershot (mother nee Campbell) & an Amanda J Soper Dyer b.Jan>Mar 1965 Basingstoke (m.nee Lyons)

James Soper m.Emma Draper 23 Feb 1855, Sherfield upon Loddon
: speculate James Soper, baseborn son of Eliza Soper 27 Jan
1822, Kingsclere : researcher Robert Hutchins speculates this was James below, source : [but b.10 years too early & mother not Martha (b.Yorks)] children all b.Sherfield
- Eliza Soper b.Oct>Dec 1856 Sherfield on Loddon (Basingstoke reg dist)
- Charlotte Soper b.28 Feb 1859 [b.Apr>Jun] Basingstoke; '81 servant; '01cen cook; '39cen 80unm at Horsham, Sx; d.1940
- ??a George b Apr>Jun 1860 Basingstoke & d.Jul>Sep 1860, age 0
- Sarah Ann Soper b.Jul-Sep 1862 S on L; d.Oct-Dec 1871, age 9 both Basingstoke RD
- Charles Soper b.2 Feb 1865 [b.Jan>Mar], S on L, Basingstoke RD; gardener m.Eliza Maria Rowe 1892, Samford, Suffolk
- Emma Soper b.Jul-Sep 1867 S on L (d.Oct-Dec 1871 age 4) both Basingstoke RD
- ??a Rosa b & d.Apr>Jun 1868 Basingstoke, age 0
- Jane Soper b.Jan>Mar 1870 S on L d.Oct>Dec 1871 age 1 both Basingstoke RD
- James May Soper b.1872, a James b.Jan>Mar 1872, Basingstoke; groom/coachman; ?m.Phillis Phillips 1895, Frome, S.set
- John Soper Apr>Jun 1875 Basingstoke; '91cen 15 ag lab; '11cen 36unm gardener with brother in Kent
- Mary Ann Soper b.14 Nov 1877 [b.reg.Jan>Mar 1878 Basingstoke - ?but a 2nd Mary A 13 in '91cen b.Longparish]; m.Arthur George Russell Jan>Mar 1904, Horsham, Sx [postman]
- Arthur Soper b.Jul>Sep 1881, Basingstoke [but 8 in '91cen] : [??m.Bertha Bourner 1903 Kent]
- Albert Edward Soper b.Apr>Jun 1884, Basingstoke; labourer ?m.Elizabeth Ada Guppy 1907, Lambeth
: '41cen James 9 with family Robert 58 pensioner at S u L, Martha* 47, Charlotte* 18, Sarah* 12, (*not b.Hampshire)
: '51cen James Soaper 19 at Baughurst, Hants; b.Hants
: '51cen Martha Soaper 58 midwife at Sherfield upon Loddon, Hants, b.Yorks scan
: '61cen James 29 ag lab at Wild Moor area, S u L, Emma 23, Eliza 4, Charlotte 2 all b.Sherfield & widowed mother Martha Soper 67 ag lab b.Leeds
: ?a Martha Soper d.Apr>Jun 1863, Basingstoke, Hants
: '71cen James 39 ag lab at 11 Well Ln, S u L, Emma 33, Eliza 14, Charlotte 12, Sarah Ann 8, Charles 6 students, Emma 3 & Jane 1 all b.Sherfield scan
: 3 daughters died Oct>Dec 1871 Sarah age 9; Emma age 4 & Jane age 1[a smallpox epedemic in 1871 (at least in Lon; 31 under 10's d.B'stk that qtr (but normal ie 33 in 1869 & 29 in 1873)]
: '81cen James 49 ag lab at Wild Moor, Sherfield Upon Loddon; Emma 43, Charles 16, James 8, John 5 & Mary A 3 all b.Sherfield
: '81cen Charlotte 22unm at 179 Oxford St, Reading St Mary, Berks domestic servant to family of veterenary surgeon William A Wheatley 64 & wife Ann 61 b.Hartley Row, Hants, son 21 & niece 21
: '91cen James 59 ag lab (employee) at Wild Moor, Sherfield upon Loddon; Emma 53; Charles 26 garden lab (employee); John 15 ag lab; Mary Ann 13; Arthur 8; Albert Edward 7 all scholars all b.Sherfield Upon Loddon, Hants; scan
: '91cen James 19 groom at Hackwood Stables, Basing, Basingstoke; b.Sherfield, Hants lodging with coachman Daniel Phillips 46, wife, children 19, 13, 9, 7, 5 b.Lon, 3 & 2 b.Cliddestone, also other lodger Joseph Manday 23unm groom b.Oxon; scan
: '91cen ?Charlotte 26unm cook at North End, (St Peter & Paul), Teddington, Lon; b.Basingstoke servant to William Tucker 55 civil servant, Upper Division; b.Dev, wife 49 b.Yorks, 3 children 11-19 maid 31unm b.Ashford & parlourmaid 24unm b.Woking, Sy; scan & scan
: '01cen James 69 ag lab at Wild Moor, Sherfield upon Loddon (St Leonards), Emma 63 both b.SuL & widowed father-in law John Draper 90 living on own means b.Old Basing; scan ('91cen John 80 a farmer & household head at Wild Moor : '81cen John 70 & Charlotte 58)
: '01cen ?Charlotte 31 cook domestic at Hampstead, Lon; b.Stretfield on Loddon, Hants [if so aged 10y in last 20y] :[not vis '11cen]
: '01cen Albert 17 grocer (domestic), b.Hampstead; lodging with Louise Mcgee 48 Hampstead at Avington Village, Avington, Hants; scan
: '11cen James 79 pensioner in 4 rooms atSherfield on Loddon, Basingstoke, Hants; Emma 73 pensioner {m.55y, 10 births, 6 alive}; both b.Sherfield on Loddon scan
: '11cen, sons, Arthur (c1881-?) 30 confectioner & tobacconist (self employed at home) in 6 rooms at The Broadway, Hadlow (Tonbridge Dist), Kt, b.Sherfield n.Basingstoke, Hants; Bertha 27 {m.8y, 6 births, all alive} b.Tenterton, Kent; Wilfred Arthur 7 b.Ashford, Kt; Leslie Ernest 6 b.Fareham, Hants; Frederick James 4 b.Farnham, Surrey; Leonard John 3 b.Ash, Surrey; Gladys May 8m b.Hadlow, Kent; & brother John 36 gardener (domestic) b.Sherfield scan
: 1915 ?an Emma (c1838-1915) d.Oct>Dec, Basingstoke, age 77
: 1916 James d.2 Nov 1916, labourer of Wildmore, Sherfield-on-Loddon; probate Winchester 23 Dec 1916 to Charles, gardener, Gilbert Kersley, postman; estate £199 19s 3d; from Probate Calender, scan : [James (c1832-1916) d.Oct>Dec, Basingstoke,age 84]
: '39cen Charlotte 80unm retired old age pensioner (b.28 Feb 1859) at 'Ivy', Worthing Rd, Horsham, Sx; with Arthur G Russell b.14 Jan 1878 retired (postman); Mary A Russell b.14 Nov 1877 housewife; Arthur J Russell b.4 Dec 1906 dairy farmer. unm & Lillian G Russell b.18 Jun 1908 dressmaking fitter, unm scan
: 1940 Charlotte Soper d.1 Jul 1940, spinster of Ivydene, Southwater, Sx; probate London 2 Aug 1940 to Arthur George Russell, Arthur Christian Parsons, farmer [?b.1905 Hambledon, Sx; assume m.Violet Russell 1931], Former grant revoked & 6 Mar 1941, Probate Llandudno to [sis] Mary Ann Russell (wife of AG Russell), [bro?] John Soper, retired farmer, AG Russell & AC Parsons, Effects £332 1s 2d; from Probate Calender, scan [Charlotte Soper (c1859-1940) d.Jul>Sep, Horsham, Sx, age 81] : [Mary A Soper m.Arthur 1904]

David & William Soper 1855-1945, Wolverton. Hants epitaphs & monuments. Dates may indicate their combined length of service to Church. ref 46M95/24 Hants RO [possibly this is David Soper (1800-1856) his son William (1836-1907) & grandsons David (1859-1929) & William (1866-1943), all of Wolverton]

Henry James Soper or Harry Soper (c1855 - 1924) b.Basingstoke, m.Mary Ellen (1867-1949) (b.Surbiton, Surrey : d.22 Aug 1949) : children Henry James Soper (1890-1958) b. 31 Dec 1890, d.19 Apr 1958, both in M.sex (m.Alice Jessie Denham, (1888-?) b.28 Apr 1888, Wandsworth, Surrey, had 4 children) : Florence Soper (1888-c1968) b abt 19 Dec 1888 m. Albert Voller : d.1935c all Msx : William John Soper d.1969c, Msx source

Eliza Soper Franklin b.Jul>Sep 1855 & m.Oct>Dec 1877, both Basingstoke, (to either Francis Stephen Browne or Albert Janes)

Mrs Martha Soper (1773-1855) died 16 Feb 1855, age 82 at Portland Terrace, Southampton, 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.24 Feb), from newspapers.bl.uk : [??a Martha d.Jan>Mar 1855 Northampton bmd : not vis '41cen; '51cen, Martha 78 widow annuitant at 11 Portland Terrace, All Saints, Southampton, b.Salisbury Wilts; visiting household of Jane Peirce 41 unm lodging housekeeper b.Eling Hants; & 2 female house servants 21 & 18]

Ellen Soper, a young woman, charged with stealing a stuff dress & other articles, property of her landlady Ann Lane at Portsea. Soper pawned & sold them & said Lane authorised her & shared returns. This denied & committed for trial; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 15 Dec 1855, from news.bl.uk : scan
: Ellen Soper charged with stealing a chain & quantity of clothes, 21d prison; Portsmouth ½ Sessions; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 5 Jan 1856 :
scan
: Ellen Soper charged with stealing a dress, chair, set of fire irons & frying pan, property of Ann Lane 21d prison with had labour; Portsmouth ½ Sessions 4 Jan, Jonas maynard judge, as before; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 12 Jan 1856;
scan : ['61cen only Ellen 22 unm serv in & b.Southampton, but abt.16, so too young? : no m.vis bmd 1855-61 & no Portsea wife pre 1855]

George Soper assaulted & robbed by John Young who was remanded the day before & Mary Maslin captured when she visited Young in gaol; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 19 Jul 1856, from news.bl.uk; scan

James Soper m.Mary Ann Milton Jan>Mar 1856, Uxbridge, Lon (bmd) or [?a James m.Mary Collier Apr>Jun 1859 Kingston, Sy]
: James Soper b.2 Feb
1832 [Kingsclere, Hants]: d.22 Jan 1899 [Kingston]; m.Mary Ann ? (c1838-1919 d.20 Nov, Eng) : from Family Treemaker : [a Richard b.22 Feb 1832, Wolverton Common, Kingsclere; bpt.1 Apr 1832, to Richard & Sarah]
- Ann Soper b.Jul>Sep 1859 Kingston/Surbiton, Sy (Kingston bmd); ?'11cen 51unm maid at Kingston, Sy; b.Surbiton
- Henry Soper bpt.14 Apr 1861 St Mary, Long Ditton, Sy; father labourer scan; (b.Jan>Mar Long Ditton; Kingston bmd), a letter carrier '91cen
assume same son- Henry James Soper b.Basingstoke, Hants m.Mary Ellen ? (b.1867 Surbiton, Surrey : d.22 Aug 1949) : 7 children, 1st Dorothy Jessie Soper b.6 Jun 1919, Surrey, bapt New Malden, m.Roy Johnson b.Kipling, Saskatchewan : Family Treemaker of Edward Henry Soper
- Louisa Soper; bpt.31 May 1863 St Mary, Long Ditton; father labourer scan; b.Apr>Jun 1863 to d.Oct>Dec 1863, both Kingston, Sy
: [?'41cen James Soper 12 with James Cooper 35 farmer of Frills? Farm*, Kingsclere, Ruth Cooper 50, Henry Brown 75 ag lab, all b.Hants] : [wrong age, but no James 22 vis '51cen] *'51cen Hanah Soper 16 servant at Frith Fm, Kingsclere (dau of John/Jane)
: ['51cen James 19 unm carter b.Kingsclere; at Home Farm, Baughurst, Kingsclere in household of William Parut 70, widowed farmer (240a empl 8) b.Charlton Northants; widowed mother 98 annuitant; son 27; Two other carters 21 & 24 & servants 13 & 14]
: ['61cen James 29 ag lab at Long Ditton, Sy, b.Kingsclere, Mary A 22 b.Cliddesden, Hants; Ann 1, b.Kingston, Sy & Henry 1m b.Long Ditton, Sy]
: ['71cen James 39 common labourer, b.Kingsclere; at 2 Green Ln, Alpha Rd, Kingston on Thames; Mary Ann 33 b.Cliddesden, Ann 11 b.Surbiton, Sy & Henry 10 b.Long Ditton, Sy]
: son Henry Soper appointed PO, Aug 1880, L G, Kingston on Thames Dept;Post Office Records scan
: ['81cen James 49 carman at Bittoms Ln, Kingston on Thames, Sy; b.Kingsclere; Mary Ann 42 b.Clisderden; Henry 20u a letter carrier b.Long Ditton]
: ['81cen Annie 21um housemaid Adelaide Woodside, Kingston on Thames, Sy; b.Kingston, household of Edward Lumley 46 admiralty clerk, wife 46 & son 19]
: ['91cen James 59 at Bittons Lane, (St John the Evanjalist), Kingston, Sy; b.Kingsclere, Hants; Mary Ann 53b.Basingstoke, Hants; scan (?an Ann 31 servant, Surbiton?)]
: ['91cen Ann 31unm dom serv at Ingleside, Fassett Rd, Kingston, Sy; b.Surbiton, Sy only servant with George Middleton Davey 26 solicitior b.Lewes, Sx & wife Florence Sophia 24; scan]
: [James (c1833-1899) d.Jan>Mar 1899 age 66 Kingston (d.22 Jan 1899)]
: ['01cen Mary 62 widowed laundress at 21 Richmond Grove, Surbiton Hill, Surbiton, (Christchurch), Sy, b.Cliderdon, Hants; lodging with Leonard Yates 72 widower retired police constable b.Dinton, Wilts scan]
: ['01cen Annie 41unm dom serv at 3 Westfield Rd, Surbiton, Sy, b.Surbiton; to Mary Taylor 82unm on own means & sister Margaret Taylor 71unm both b.Richmond, Sy scan]
'11cen Ann 51 maid [general] at Kingston, Sy; b.Surbiton
: ['11cen ?Maryann 72 widow {2 births, both alive} in 4 rooms at Northgate Cottages, Ellisfield, nr.Basingstoke, Hants; b.Hants; visiting Alfred Hedges 40 {6 births, 4 alive crossed out} horseman on farm & wife Emma Hedges 67 {m.18y, 0 births} scan]
: [dau Ann Soper (c1859-1911) d.Jul>Sep 1911, age 52, Kingston, Sy]
: [? a Mary A (c1838-1919) d.Oct>Dec, Kingston age 81]

Cain Soper m.Hannah Elizabeth Lee Oct>Dec 1856 Winchester :
: Cain b.c1828 Winchester to William m.Ann who m.bef.
1824
- William Soper b.1857 (or b.cFeb 1861), Winchester; fly proprietor; m.Mary Ann E Collins 1889, Southampton
- Walter Soper b.Jul>Sep 1859, Winchester; '81cen porter 21; '01cen 28unm stone ... '11cen 52unm bricklayer Birmingham, d.1931 age 72
- Ellen Soper b.c1865, Winchester dressmaker '81cen [not vis bmd]
: '61cen Cain 33 a joiner, son in law, b.Winchester, wife Elizabeth 28, a staymaker, b.Isle of Wight, & grandsons Walter 4 scholar & William 2m both b.Winchester in home of Joseph Lee 70 father-in-law, a timber sawyer b.Worthy, Hants
: '71cen William widow gardener 86, b.Ickler?, Berks; at 25 Bridge St, Winchester, St Peter Colebrook; Cain 44 carpenter; dau-in-law Elizabeth 37 stay maker; William 14; Walter 11; Ellen 6 all scholars, all b.Winchester : scan
: '71cen duplicate? Elizabeth stay maker 36; visitor at 153 High St, Winchester, St Maurice; b.W.Cowes, I of W ; visiting Charles Malkine 68 a stationer b.Winchester & bookdealer, Mary Louisa 60 b.Bath S.set children Frederick John 27, Walter Edwin Mal.. : scan
: '81cen Cain 53 carpenter at 25 Bridge St, Winchester; b.Winchester; Elizabeth 47 stay maker b.W.Cowes, I of W; Walter 21unm; Ellen 16 dressmaker, both b.Winchester & visitors Collins family; Mary 33 widow; Alfred 11; Lennard 8 all b.Winchester; Louisa 4 b.Greenwich, Kt, all scholar : [Henry 22unm at nr.28]
: Cain d.Apr>Jun 1884 Winchester, age 56
: ?an Elizabeth Soper pauper patient from 2 Sep 1884 Hants [County Lunatic Asylum, nr.Knowle], Hants, died there [2y later] 17 Jun 1886; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan) : [Elizabeth (c1832-1886) d.Jul>Sep age 54 Fareham RD, Hants]
: (?or less likely, an Eliza Soper (c1831-1881) d.Jul>Sep 1881, age 50, Winchester RD) [Otterbourne 8m S Winchester]
: '91cen Walter 28unm stone lawton (employee) [not 'layer'] at 12, Marsham St, St Margaret & St John The Evangelist, Westminster, Lon '91cen; b.Winchester, Hants with Elizabeth Haynes 70 widow, house keeper b.St Johns, nephew Arthur Matthewman 12 & Alexander Kerr 31 b.Durham & another boarder Albert Gillingham 32 stone mason (employee) b.Winchester; scan [Ellen not vis]
: '91cen William 33 fly proprietor at S'ton; b.Winchester, wife 25 & step dau
: 11cen Walter 52unm bricklayer in 5 rooms at 57 New Summer St, Birmingham, W.wks; b.Winchester, Hants,boarding with Howard Watckins 60 brass turner b.Bucks; Hannah Amelia 55 {m.36y}, unm children 34, 22 & 15 all b.Birmingham scan : [not vis '01cen]
: Walter d.Oct>Dec 1931 W.Bromwich, W.wicks age 72

Ann Soper (c1835-?) age 21 m.John Filmore, a woodman, 1 Jan 1856 at Litchfield [m.Jan>Mar 1856 Kingsclere] : both unm & of Litchfield : Fathers Josiah Soper, labourer & David Filmore, woodman. Witnesses Thomas Shrimpton Filmore & Jane Day source [no obvious Josiah '51 or '61 cen] : seems this was Josiah '41cen Joseph 40-4 ag lab at Copse? in the wood?, Whitechurch, Eliza 35-9, Ann 15-9, Jane 10, Joseph 4 all b.Hants

Mr Soper & Mr Stone, clerks of the works resided over a festival with a German band & meal for 60, celebrating the rebuild of the castle for the Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes; in 'Isle of Wight Observer (pub.Ryde)' 23 May 1857, from news.bl.uk; scan : [not a clerk but... ??'61cen a William 22, brickmaker journeyman with sister Louisa 21 washing woman, both unm & Sophia Jones, widow all b.Whitchurch : Sophia m.William Jones Jul>Sep 1847 Whitchurch]

Mr Soper of Basingstoke was on inquest jury at Queen's Arm into South Western Railway boiler burst at Basingstoke station, driver & stoker were thrown into the air, mutilated & killed. Soper, a practicing engineer gave evidence & asked several technical questions; Verdict accidentaly killed; in 'Morning Chronicle' 13 Oct 1857, from news.bl.uk; scan & scan; & The Times 12 Oct [perhaps John Burgess Soper (1820-1895)]

Elizabeth Sarah Soper b.Jan>Mar 1857, Winchester : an Elizabeth Sarah Soper m.Joseph Martin Jan>Mar 1878, Winchester

William Soper pleaded guilty at Andover Petty Sessions, 5 Sept to charge by George Rawlings of cruelty to a horse & fined 7s 6d inc costs which he paid; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 5 Sep 1857, from news.bl.uk; scan

William Soper a young man, jumped into The Thames at Reading, fully clothed, just below the pound in Kings Meadow. A young man named Lane, an indiffernt swimmer, was bathing with friends when he was missed in the deep part of the water. Soper dived down twice before he found the body & himself nearly exhasted, brought Lane to shore. Apparently lifeless, but after ½h continued rubbing & the adoption of such means suggested by those present, life was restored. [3 families at Reading '61cen, a likely candidate William 22 son of Richard/Harriet, gunmakers]; in 'Jackson's Oxford Journal' 18 Jul 1857, from news.bl.uk; scan

William Soper & Mary Ann Rolfe witnesses of m.Joseph Rolfe carrier & Emma Pendrey m.15 Oct 1857; from Kingsclere Marriage List: [William m.Mary Ann Rolfe 1858 Wolverton]

George Soper m.Georgina Case Apr>Jun 1857, Southampton [George b.c1831 Winford/Newport Eagle, Dor ?speculate an eldest son of George 52 ag lab, Winford Eagle '41cen?)]
: ['61cen Georgina 26 b.Beadoak, Dorset at 5 York Terrace, All Saints, S'tn]
: ['71cen George steward 39 at 1 Britton St, Southampton, St Mary, b.Newport Eagle, Dor; Georgeina 37, b.Broad Oak, Dor : scan]
: ['81cen-'11cen George & Georgina at West Ham, Essex biog]

George Soper (c1857-?) unmarried, 24, b.M. Newton, Dorset, able seaman. from Ships in Port '81cen. Vessel: 'HMS Victory' at Portsmouth Harbour

William Soper m.Mary Ann Rolfe 22 May 1858 Wolverton [m.Apr>Jun Kingsclere dist] : William bpt.7 Feb 1836 to David & Jane Darling who m.1824, Wolverton
- David Soper b.24 Apr 1859 Wolverton; m.Alice Rebecca Todd (1856-1956) 20 Aug 1883 Wolverton; gardener, Berks '11cen
- Sarah Soper bpt.17 Feb 1861 Wolverton; d.Oct 1864, burnt by neighbour's fire (below)
- Mary Ann Soper bpt.21 Dec 1862 Wolverton;
- Sarah Ann Soper bpt.7 Jan 1865 Wolverton ['81cen ass school mistress 16 at Sanderstead]
- William Soper b.16 Feb 1866 Wolverton bpt.8 Nov [?b.reg Oct>Dec]; m.Anne Thompson (1866-1966); Oct>Dec 1885, Westminster, Lon; 5 kids; '01cen police inspector, Wm d.1943
- Norah Soper b.21 Feb 1869 Wolverton; nurse at Reading '91cen; a builder; m.Walter Edward Theaker 1893 Wolverton [b.Jan>Mar Kingsclere dist]
- Frederick James Soper b.13 Jan 1872 Wolverton; m.Clara Hill 1896, Brentford, London Policeman; d.1945
- Frank Soper bpt.22 Nov 1874 Wolverton; b.Oct>Dev & d.Apr>Jun 1975 age 0, Kingsclere RD
- Robert George Soper b.Oct>Dec 1879 Wolverton; postman; m.Charlotte Annie Chiffince (1909-84), 13 Oct 1903 Wolverton; Robert d.1939 Beckenham, Kent
: '51cen William 15 farm serv with parents at Wolverton; scan : ['41cen William 7 with parents at Wolverton]
: 1855 William took over as clerk & sexton of Wolverton Parish; 1855 from father David; & passed job to son William 1907; listed on brass plaque celebrating 100y service, chapel of St Mary the Virgin source p.10
: 1857 William Soper & Mary Ann Rolfe witnesses of m.Joseph Rolfe carrier & Emma Pendrey m.15 Oct 1857; from Kingsclere Marriage List
: '61cen William 25, parish clerk & post master b.Wolverton; Mary Ann 26, post mistress, b.Baughurst, David 2 & Sarah 2m, both b.Wolverton : [taken over from father David as parish clerk]
: 1861 William shopkeeper (at the Post Office) Wolverton (pop.188); Whites Directory? source p.49
: 1864 Sarah a child of abt.4 was burnt to death 4 Oct 1864, after her clothes caught fire as she stood by the hearth of a neighbour's cottage adjoining her mother's where she'd gone unperceived; 'Accidental Death', Basingstoke; from Hants Advertiser 11 Oct : [d.not in bmd]
: '71cen William 35 gardener, b.Wolverton; at Post Office, Wolverton; Mary A 36, b.Baughurst; David 12; Mary A 8; Sarah A 6; William 4 all scholars; Norah 2, all b.Wolverton; scan
: 1875 William postmaster of Wolverton Post Office, since 1875; followed by son William* & wife Mary Ann; by 1911 Henry John Gregory post master Wolverton History p.38 : [* but a policeman & youngest son]
: 1880 Fred Soper at Wolverton free school 1880 (37 pupils); Wolverton History p.37
: '81cen William 45 postmaster & gardener (CCO) at Wolverton; Nora 12; Frederick J 9 both scholars, all b.Wolverton : [wife Mary Ann & newborn son Robert not vis]
: '81cen Mary Anne 46 at School House, Sanderstead, Sy, post mistress visiting Hannah Baggs 54 widow b.Wolverton; Mary Jane Baggs 25 unm school mistress & Sarah Soper 16 asst school mistress [Mary Annes's dau]; also visiting, Mary Soper 52 unm cook (N O) [but who was this Mary? see '51cen when a cook 15] : [& Mary Ann's sons] William 14 groom & George 1 all b.Wolverton [Mary Anne's dau & sons]
: '91cen William 54 gardener, domestic servant at Post Office, Hare & Hounds Rd, Wolverton, Hants; b.Wolverton; Mary A 55 postmistress b.Baughurst, Hants; Robert G 11 scholar b.Wolverton; also lodger James Oliver 21unm gardener dom serv b.Oakley, Hants scan
: '91cen Norah 22unm nurse at Whitney Rise?, Reading, St Giles, Berks; b.Wolverton, Hants servant to James B Stevens 42 on own means; wife 33, son 6, cook 61unm, parlourmaid 22, housemaids 22 & 18, & kitchenmaid 12; scan
: William d.1907, age 71, Mary A d.Jan>Mar 1922 age 87, both Kingsclere
: 1898 Mrs Soper, of Wolverton, Hants takes Dr Williams' Pink Pills for indigestion (portraits of 32 users], 46 Holborn Viaduct, Lon [cures almost everything]; advert 'Newcastle Courant', 26 Feb, from newspapers.bl.uk : [perhaps not a likeness, or a real person? - but possibly Mary A postmistress]
: c1900 William, gardener & wife, Mary Ann, post mistress, outside Wolverton Post Office, next to church [now Hawkin’s Cottage]; c1900 source : [image right]
: c1907 William & Mary, son Robert, his wife & child (+2 onlookers?) : [image right]
: '01cen William 65 gardener domestic in 3 rooms at at Post Office, Wolverton, Hants, b.Wolverton, Hants; Mary A 66 postmistress, b.Baughurst, Hants; scan; (?assume Robert 21 postman at Lambeth, Lon b.'Wolcester Kebts')
: 1911 William Soper (junior), acting parish clerk 1911 Kelly’s Directory source : [like his father & gr.father]
: '11cen Mary Ann 77 widowed mother-in-law. b.Baughurst, at Blacknest Lodge, Brimpton, Reading [Kingsclere reg dist] with family of Walter Edward Theaker 44 builder b.Leadenham Linc, Norah Theaker 42 (m.18y), Norman Edwin Theaker 16 'private thoolomy', both b.Wolverton & dom serv Ethel Trefalla 18 b.Cowby Minor, Dev
: in NRL / Gerald Soper's line

Henry Soper Couzens, grocer charged with using abusive language at Landport Fri 5 Jun 1858; fined 5s costs at Police Court 3 Jul; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 10 Jul 1858, from news.bl.uk; scan : [m.1842]

John Soper m.Elizabeth Jane Buckell 17 Jul 1858 St Catherine, Wolverton, Hants (m.Jul>Sep, Kingsclere) : John b.23 Feb & bpt.23 Mar 1828 St Catherine, Wolverton to David & Jane Darling who m.1824 Wolverton [*from ourmob line]
- Emma Soper b.Apr>Jun 1859, Kingsclere '11cen 51unm with father
- George Soper b.Jul>Sep 1860, Kingsclere; ??m.Lettie c.1882 a gardener at Hendon, Lon
- Thomas Soper b.Jan>Mar 1862; m.Elizabeth Garrett 1887 both Kingsclere; re.m.Alice Berridge 1893, Alcester, W.wick
- James Soper b.Apr>Jun 1864, Kingsclere, dom gardener m.Clara Rose Sellwood Apr>Jun 1889, Westhampnett, Sx
: '61cen ag lab Kites Hill, Kingsclere, Hants
: '71cen John Soaper labourer 43; at Kites Hill, Kingsclere; b.Wolverton; Eliza Jane 48, b.St Lenards, Wallingford, Berks; Emma 11; George 10; Thomas 9; James 7 al scholars, all b.Kingsclere; Jane 70, b.Wolverton; scan
: '81cen John 53 ag lab at Kites Hill Cottage, Kingsclere; b.Wolverton, Hants; Eliza J 58 b.Wallingford, Berks; James17 ag labb.Kingsclere
: '81cen Emma 21unm housemaid at 12 Northbrook St, Newbury; b.Wolverton , Hants; (1 of 5 servants in household of Joseph Bunny 82, wife & 4 unm dau 28-37) : [not vis '91cen, '01cen unm]
: '91cen dom gardener : [not vis] son James 27 dom gardener, at Inhurst Lane, Baughurst, Kingsclere; b.Wolverton, Clara R 33 b.Clapham, Sy, Herbert J 11m b.Baughurstscan
: 1908 Eliza Jane (c1824-1908) d.Jan>Mar 1908, Kingsclere, age 84; bur.17 Jan,? St Catherine, Wolverton [*]
: '01cen John 73 domestic gardener in 4 rooms at Kites Hill, Kingsclere, Hants; b.Wolverton & Jane 78 b.Wallingford, Hants; scan
: '01cen Emma 41unm, maid attendant domestic at 33 Edgar Rd, St Faith Within, Hants; b.Wolverton, Hants; Robert M Moorsom 70 priest of C of E, wife, cook & 4 maids scan
: '11cen John 83 widow, jobbing gardener, deaf {m.53y, 4 births; all alive} in 4 rooms at Wolverton, Hants; dau Emma 51unm housekeeper (at home); both b.Wolverton scan
: 1920 John (c1828-1920) d.Apr>Jun 1920, Kingsclere, age 92 bur.15 Jun?, St Catherine : [.Jane's d.not vis]
: '11cen Emma 51 housekeeper at[Wolverton Heath/Hill/N], Kingsclere; b.Hants

Lucy bt.24 May 1835 Hannington (to Henry & Charlotte Baggs) m.1814 ; m.David Wythe Oct>Dec 1858 Hannington (son of William Wythe & Ann) web
: '51cen Lucy 17 unm b.Hannington, 1 of 4 house servants at Rectory, Cruxeaston, Kingsclere; James Bagge 63 rector b.Wellington, S.set; wife 64, son 27, house servants 13-35, farm servant 31 & school mistress 24
: '81cen living Cottage, Hannington ag lab, with husband & 2 children : Had 4 children, all b.Hannington

Jane Soper of Basingstoke age 14 stole several pairs of boots ('a pair' in Hants Telegraph), property of her cousin Walter Richard Soper shoemaker of Basingstoke, 3m County Prison at Winchester; Borough Petty Sessions, Town Hall before Mayor W Challis C Simmons; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 28 Aug 1858, from news.bl.uk; scan

William Soper charged with being drunk & disorderly in the High St on Christmas night, Southampton Police Court Having partaken of too much beer, he got into the street & challenged everybody to fight. He was reprimanded & discharged; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 1 Jan 1859, from news.bl.uk; scan : [?a William m.Amelia Hurst at S'ton 1866 & d.1870 age 30] : ['61cen or perhaps?? a William 35 labourer in South Stoneham with family]

Edwin Herbert Soper, born & bapt, 1859, Southampton [Apr>Jun bmd], youngest son of William & Mary Soper, At 15, against his parents wishes to be an engineer, he wanted to go to sea. Bapt aged 24, East St, Baptist Church, Southampton. In 1884 to Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, worked at the English Sailor's Mission. Went to São Paulo 1885, became minister & missionary. Married Grace Emily Gennard Mallaber. He was seriously sick when transfered 1890 : genealogy.com [Father, William a boot maker '61cen]

John Burgess Soper & Edmund Cranstone, both of Basingstoke, gunsmiths & ironmongers, in co-partnership as Soper & Cranstone, by indenture 1 Nov, assign all their joint & separate personal estate & effects unto trustees Joseph Scrivener Keep, merchant of Birmingham, Henry Colley cutler of Sheffield & Charles Osborne gunmaker of Birmingham for all the creditors 21 Nov 1859. (London Gazette 25 Nov) : [see JBS 1820]

G Soper made recitations at Basingstoke Mechanics Institution; 'Edward & Warwick' (with 1 other), 'Brutus's speech on Ceasar', 'The beggar's petition' & 'Comfortable Day' (with 5 others), there followed a dance; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 2 Apr 1859, from news.bl.uk; scan : [?speculate adult education so perhaps? Giles Ching Soper b.1828 gas fitter biog but to old at 31?]

Hannah Soper m.James Pike, 1859, son Henry (b.26 Sept 1868 : m.Agnes Kneller 26 Sept 1885) All possibly centred in Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants. From Martin Tranter looking for info, GG-Grandson genealogy.com : [a Hannah Soper bapt 22 Mar 1835 to John Soper & Mary Smith] : [in 1841 Kingsclere census? John Soper 35 ag lab, Jane 25, Hannah 6, Lucy 4, Martha 1] : [in 1851 Kingsclere census? Hannah (16) b.Kingsclere, a servant at Frith Farm] : [In 1861 Hurstbourne census James Pike 30 ag lab b.St Mary Bourne : Hannah 26 : Ann 1 : John 4m : all b.Hurstbourne & Martha Pike 75 widow]

Joseph Soper (c1859-?) unmarried, aged 22, b.Brent Tor, Devon. Able Seaman : from Ships in Port 1881 census. Vessel: "H M S Vernon" at Portsmouth, Hants angelfire.com

Ellen Soper of Hambrook St, Southsea, [bankrupt] draper & milliner, assigned all her personal estate & effects, except as therein mentioned, unto Allen Beldham (snr & jnr) drapers of Queen St, Portsea, for the benefit of her creditors 17 Dec 1859. Messers Beldham lodged full details with James Siening, Chapel Row, Portsea by 30 Dec for perusal & execution by the said creditors (London Gazette 13 Jan 1860)
- Ellen Soper draper & milliner, Southsea; bankruptcy Assignments c.16 Feb ; Trustees A Beldam & son, drapers, Portsea; Solicitor J Stening, Portsea Google Books snippet

?a Charles Soper b.Jul>Sep 1859 Andover & a Charles Soper d.1875 Andover age 15

Mrs Soper's Derby Court, St Vincent St, Southsea - The address on a letter stolen by post sorter, containing 2 soverigns, addressed to Miss Russell, care of Mrs Soper; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 19 Mar 1859, from news.bl.uk; scan: ['61cen only Mrs Soper at Portsea, Mary 61, widow b.Cornwall with son-in-law at 24 Buckingham St]

George Soper a labourer charged at Southampton Police Court, Thurs with stealing 4 sarcent curtains & 12 pillow ticks from P & O Steam Navigation Co. Soper a labourer in P&O's employ 4 to 5y & had access to stores. Soper sold curtains 12 Jan to Mr Hickley, grocer of Bevois St for 5s. A few days later he asked for more & paid extra 3s. Last Tue Soper asked for the curtain's return as there was problems in the stores, but refused & grocer called police. P& O said curtains there's but the pillow ticks were thrown out as condemed. Soper committed for trial; in 'Hampshire Advertiser', 2 Apr 1859; scan
: George Soper a labourer charged with stealing 3 curtains from Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co. The failed company's charter could not be produced, so judge ordered not guilty (as with another case of theft of 1,767lbs iron); in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 9 Apr 1859, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: [could he be the George below? : ?'71cen a George 35 labourer in docks Southampton m.Charlotte Joynt
1865 S'tn (ES's tree)]

Louisa & George Soper her husband, charged with obtaining a cruet & items of drapery unders false pretences; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 17 Dec 1859, from news.bl.uk; scan
: Louisa Soper age 26 at Southampton Guild Hall. At 6pm 6 Dec she chose a tunic linsey dress trimmed with green velvet, 3 lengths flannel, an embroidery dress, a long child's robe & other items worth £8 17s 6d. An assistant helped her take box to her lodgings carrying change of £10 & waited for her husband ¾h, left at 7:45 & returned 9pm. She took clothes upstairs to show husband, returning with £10 note. She took change upstairs & for Mr Soper to endorse the note. 10m later the housekeeper found room empty & her cruet missing. A PC saw George at station 2d later & followed to their lodging. In court Louisa said her husband was a waiter. He was in court, so joined her in the dock. Louisa also bought groceries from Dench's. Their porter left the box with her in street to refurn for 'forgotten' coffee when she disapeared; in 'Hants Advertiser' 17 Dec 1859;
scan : [no George/Louisa in bmd or '61cen (??seems not the George m.Georgina 1857 S'ton & there '61/'71cen)]
: George & Louisa have been remanded from time to time for obtaining goods under false pretences from Mr England, draper, in court again for final examination. Judge laid down, getting goods on pretences to pay was not false pretence. Mr England pressed theft charge for £1 2s 6d (change of the £10) Louisa committed, but George no case. Others identifing Louisa of swindling them declined to appear. Both prisoners already committed on felony charge; in 'Hants Advertiser' 31 Dec; scan

: George Soper (c1838-?) 23 porter & Louisa 20 (26 above) his wife indited for stealing a cruet-stand from George Frederick Pitfield & Louisa for stealing money & goods from Thomas England draper of East St; Louisa pleaded guilty & no evidence against George. PC Ralfe said George unemployed for some time, suffered poverty. Louisa who had an infant in her arms, sentenced 2m prison, 1st month no hard labour, 2nd with such labour as she was able to do; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 8 Jan 1860, from
news.bl.uk; scan

: Louisa Soper summonsed Emma Partridge for using abusive lanquage to her in the street, fined 40s & costs or 3, hard labour; Southampton Police Courts; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 4 Aug 1860, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: George Soper in a Hampshire Courts, 7 Apr 1859 aquittal George Soaper 5 Jan 1860 aquittal; Louisa Soaper 5 Jan 1860; imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crimes available)

Mary Ann Soper d.5 Apr 1860, in Wingfield St, Portsea, widow of Samuel James Soper, 'The Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.Southampton), 14 Apr, from newspapers.bl.uk : [Samuel d.Mar>Jun 1842 Ringwood, Hants]
: '51cen : Mary A Soper 48 (head) widowed pauper at 7 Church St, Portsea b.Weymouth, Dorset; also Charlotte Hancock 46 char woman b.Moreton, Dorset; & 3 grandchildren b.Ringwood, Hants; Henry Hancich 17; Samuel Hancich 17; Austen Hancich 13; scan : [not obvious '61cen]
: 1860 : Mary Ann Soper d.5 Apr 1860, in Wingfield St, Portsea, widow of Samuel James Soper, 'The Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.Southampton), 14 Apr, from newspapers.bl.uk : [Samuel m.Mary Ann bef.1803 Dorset]

Soper family in Basingstoke Workhouse in 1860s. Mentioned in folder of documents of Thomas Arter, most relating to the Workhouse : HRO 154A07/2 [not in '61 census]

William Soper pay should be raised from £2 12s to £3pa, for looking after the paths & seats on Gilea's Hill; suggestion at Winchester Finance Committee, Quarterly meet at Guildhall; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 4 Aug 1860, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['61cen William 71 ag lab 3 Giles Hill, St Peter Cheesehill, Winchester; b.Burghclere & Ann 74 b.Winchester] : [William m.Ann bef.1824]

Joseph m.Eleanor Smith Jul>Sep 1860, Brentford, Msx (Joseph bpt.1 Oct 1837 Whitchurch, Hants to Joseph/Josiah & Eliza/Hannah who m.bef1826)
- Charles William Soper b.Oct>Dec 1860, Brentford dist, Lon [which in Heston]
??might speculate dau- Eliza Harriet Soper b.Jan>Mar 1863, Brentford [not vis '71cen so obvious d or m]
: '51cen Joseph 13 ag lab b.Whitchurch, Hants at Down, Litchfield, Kingsclere in household of [step] father James Allexander 40 ag lab b.Down Hurstdown, Eliza 47 b.Crux-Easton Hants; Charlotte 6 b.Whitchurch; George 4 b.Haughton; John 1 b.Mitchelmersh & 5 male farm servants 11-26, scan : [his mother rem.1844]
: '61cen Joseph 23, farm labourer at Lampton Village, Heston, Msx; b.Whitchurch; Eleanor 23, b.Whitechurch, Oxon; Charles William 6m b.Heston :
: [none vis '71/'81cen : (??a Joseph (c1838-1885) d.Apr>Jun Shoreditch, Lon 47 & he's not vis '71/'81cen)] : [?Heston nr.Hounslow W.Lon]
: If same family in '91cen, then more children
- William Lambdon Soper b.Oct>Dec 1877 (b.Lampdon) : m.Jan>Mar 1904 (to Lydia Bristoll or ? ?); d.Jan>Mar 1906 age '2/09' all Brentford RD [if Lydia perhaps? Lydia Winifred Soper b. & d.Jan>Mar 1905, Brentford, age 0]
- Lilly Elizabeth Soper b.Apr>Jun 1878 Brentford dist (in Lampton) : m.Jul>Sep 1901, Brentford (to either Ronald Herbing or John Holgate)
- Harry Soper b.c1881 Hounslow from '91cen
- Joseph Chandler Soper b.Jan>Mar 1883, Brentford; d.Apr>Jun 1914, Brentford, Lon, age 31
??might speculate dau- Nellie Charlotte Soper d.Apr>Jun 1883, Brentford, London (age 1)
- Annie Olive Soper b.Jan>Mar 1885 Brentford
: '91cen Johannah 42 (head) at Heston, Lon b.Litchfield. Hants; William 14; Lilly 12 both b.Lampton, Lon; Harry 10; Joseph 8; Annie 6 all b.Hounslow : [connection? a Johannah m.Jul>Sep 1891, Staines, M.sex]
: '01cen at Heston, M.sex [same family?] Harry 20 b.Houndslow, Lon, bread baker, Lily 20 soap factory hand b.Lampton, Joseph 18 bread baker b.H'low
: '11cen Joseph C 28/Lily/Harry not vis

Mr Soper seconded motion for a 10s 6d enrolment fee, at the first general meeting of the Basingstoke Volunteer Rifle Corps. Most members were present & all 64 there signed a requisition, that Capt Harvey accept the Captaincy; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 21 Apr 1860, from news.bl.uk; scan : [perhaps J B Soper below?]
- - - - - - - -
J B Soper member of Basingstoke Mechanics Institution, 1 of 29 on dinner committee for dinner 9 Apr at Town Hall for late president Wyndham Portal; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub.Portsmouth) 10 Mar 1860 :
scan & J B Soper 1 of 18 on committee of Basingstoke Horticultural Society; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 10 Mar 1860, from news.bl.uk; scan : [see JBS biog]

Mrs Soper of 12 St Mary St. Her lodger Elizabeth Gurd 27 stole a bonnet & 12 items clothing & furniture from 1 day stay 1 Mar at her previous lodging house. She had purloined £4 from Mrs Soper which she recovered & 2 blankets which were gave back. (convicted 10 Mar at Guildhall, indited 7). Quilty at Southampton Easter Session; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 7 Apr 1860, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['61cen William Soper 44 bootmaker & Mary 39 at 12 Upper St Mary St] : [assume m.1846]

George Soper b.Hannington, Basingstoke, Hants c.1860; Private nr.8255. 3rd Btn, Militia, Hants Reg 1878-96; resident Whitchurch, Andover, Hants; labourer for Mr.Brinley, Whitchurch (former master Mr.Westler, Hannington); 5ft 3½in, fresh complexion, greyish blue eyes, dark brown hair; Attested Militia at Winchester Apr 1878; age 18y [so b~1860], Recieved 10s bounty; Re-engaged 'conjoinsly'; 1891; present (each May) '91/2/3/4 & '95; [assume annual camps]; Discharged Apr 1896;army record [Not obvious '81/'91/'01cen. Odd if in local militia, as wrong surname would be tricky]


Other Misc Notes

: Not obvious '81/'91/'01cen. Odd if in local militia as wrong surname would be tricky


1861 Census a selection below

Charlotte Soper (c1785-?) 76, widow of a bricklayers labr at Pitmans Rd, Andover '61cen, b.Andover; Charles Soper age? b.Alton a bricklayers lab; also boarder, Caroline Holt 27 b.Andover : Fran of Perth, Aust researching family : [William m.Charlotte Clarke 1805 : Charlotte not vis '71cen or died in bmd]

Charles Soper 41 a porter, lodging at West Quay, Southampton St Michael; b.Waltham, Lon in household of Samuel Brown 34 b.Dorset a potatoe dealer, with 12 people
: ?a CharlesSoper (c1819-1866) d.Oct>Dec 1866, age 47, Southampton, Hants

Charles Soper 14 carters boy, Balthams?, Kingsclere '61cen; b.Hannington, 1 of 2 boarders, both carters at home of William Spicer 48 carter & ag labr, wife mother (a pauper) & 3 sons 12-19 all carters : [parents William m.Louisa Baggs, 1846 Kingsclere]

Eliza Soper, 66 b.Ringwood, formerly housekeeper in household of John Ward, (job ? fitter?) wife Fanny a dressmaker, 2 daughters 14 & 13, also a visiter Mary Acton, 66, formerly domestic servant : all born Ringwood : ['51cen a gen serv]

Esther 6 scholar, b.Newnham & Albert 3 b.Natley Scures, Hants '61cen, grandchildren at home of Samuel Saunders 62 b.Reading, carpenter; wife Mary 63 & dau Esther Saunders 23, postmistress both b.Newnham, Hants : [?an Esther Soper m.Adam Tubb Jul>Sep 1875 Hartley Wintney RD, Hants] : [??a Palen Soper m.Harriet Saunders Apr>Jun 1852, Reading, Berks (no b or d vis)]
: '71cen Esther gen serv 16 at Railway, North Side, Newnham; b.Newnham, in household of Ebenezer Cavishly visiting minister 73 b.Essex & wife Esther 71 b.Worcs :
scan
: '71cen Albert 14 gen serv at The Rectory, Nately Scures, Hants; b.Newnham, Hants with William M Fletcher 44 Rector b.Woodbridge, Suffolk, wife Eliza 47 & nephew 4 also servant Sarah Binfield 59 scan : [an Albert m.Mary J bef.1883]
: '81cen Albert 22unm blacksmith at Bedford Place, Basingstoke; b.Hook, Hants; lodging with Jane Oliver 59w laundress b.Farnham, Hants; & son Alfred 19unm labourer b.Basingstoke

George Soaper (c1809-?) a [house proprieter?], married, at Beach Cottage, Alverstoke '61cen, 58 b.Portsea, also widow Sarah Morington, [a seamstress?] b.Swanage, Dorset & her 4 children, aged 4-20 all b.Hants : [a George, property deal 1857]

George 56 ?baker? shop & grocer, Nursling '61cen; b.Blandford, Dor; Elizabeth 54 b.Chudder, S.set; nephew James 20 b.Blandford; also servant Edward Price 18, b.Forecingeriggs, Hants : [James's parents James m.Mary Ann Cross 1832 Blandford, Dor (father d.1858 Dorset innkeeper)] : [nephew Edwin m.1868 took it over]
: George b.1805 Blandford, Dor to ???parents John & Ruth ne Bower, m.1798 Swanage
: ??a '41cen George 35-9 shopman to grocer at East St, Blandford Town (Poole Dist) '41cen b.Dor, with William & Jane Tubb 26 & 24 grocer both b.outside Dor
: ??: '51cen George 47unm grocer at Blandford, St Mary, Dor, b.Blandford; visiting Philip Etheridge 56 baker & grocer, wife Susan 52 b.Blandford & unm dau Mary 30, Harriet 25 & Jane 21 all b.Ringwood scan
: ??a George Soper m.Elizabeth Hicks Jan>Mar 1856, Romsey, Hants (bmd)
: ??a George Soper (c1807-1866) d.Apr>Jun 1866, Romsey, Hants, age 59
: nephew? James m.Mary A Cane 1866, S'ton : '71cen James S'ton grocer 29 b.Blandford
: ['71cen; Elizabeth 67 widowed aunt at Nursling Rd, Nursling; b.Chedder, S.set with Edwin baker 28, b.Blanchford, Dor; Mary E W C 23, b.Reston, Scotland; Frances Kate 2, Florence 6m, b.Nursling, 'Scotland' : scan (Edwin son of George's brother James, innkeeper of Blandford m.Mary Elizabeth W C Robertson, 1868, Romsey, Hants)]
: Elizabeth Soper died 9 Mar 1878 age 74 at Nursling, widow of late George, 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.S'ton) 13 Mar, from newspapers.bl.uk
: Elizabeth Soper widow, d.8 Mar 1878, of Nursling, Hants; administration Winchester 5 Apr 1878 to Betsy Jennings (wife of Robert Jennings) of Weston-super-Mare, S.set, sister & one of the next of kin; estate under £100; from Probate Calender, scan : [Elizabeth (c1804-1878) d.Jan>Mar 1878, Romsey, Hants, age 74]

Henry Soper 71 widower at Hannington with son Charles Soper 33 both ag labs, both b.Hannington : [Henry m.Charlotte Baggs 1814] : ['81cen Charles (b.7 Nov 1827 [CDL])]

Henry Soaper 39, ag lab, at Andover '61cen, b.Penton Grafton; Sophia Soaper 40 b.Amport; William Soaper 7; Thomas Soaper 6; scholars & Elizabeth Soaper 4, all b.Andover : [Henry m.Sophia King 1847 Amport]

Henry Soper 22 bricklayer journeyman at Duck St, Whitchurch, Hants '61cen; Louisa Soper 21 washing woman; both b.Whitchurch; in home of Sophia Jones 61 a widowed ?dress? maker b.Whitchurch & visiters John Crawley 36 shoemaker journeyman, b.Hertford, Herts & Henry Eady 27 ag lab, b.E.Woodhay

James Soper (c1818-?) 43 porter b.Basingstoke, Hants at 17 Upper (?Banistead?), All Saints, Southampton; Ann Soper 46, Winchester, Hants, children George Soper 24, Frederick H Soper 22, Ann V Soper 20, Ellen Soper 18, Jane Soper 16, all b.S'ton, Louisa Soper 13 & James Soper 11 both b.Hazore, France*; see : [George m.1865] : [scan - James 20 b.Gosport, Hants - '71cen : 3 others b.France]

James Soper (c1847-?) 29 ag lab at Wild Moor, Sherfield upon Loddon '61cen, Emma Soper 23 with Eliza Soper 4, Charlotte Soper 2 all b.Sherfield & widowed mother Martha Soper 67 ag lab b.Leeds see : [James m.1855]

John Soper 93 (b.c1778) ag lab, widower, b.Kingsclere, head '61cen; A second head at same household [grandson], William Soper 25, parish clerk & post master b.Wolverton, wife Mary Ann Soper 26, a post mistress, b.Baughurst, children David, 2 & Sarah 2m, both b. Wolverton : [John m.Sarah Fisher 1796 Brimpton, Berks] : [William m.Mary Ann Rolfe 1858 Wolverton]

John Soper (c1847-?) living on HMS Centurion, age 14, b.Portsmouth, Hants : The Captain, Henry Downing Rogers CD, age 52 a 3rd rater, with 80 guns in the Channel squadron : '61cen; also in Register of Seamen's Service ref ADM 188/70, born Portsmouth, Hants, 16 Apr 1847, Royal Navy nr 79576 : [presume this was the John Walters Soper who's birth was registered Apr>Jun 1847 at Portsea : The 7th HMS Centurian, 190ft, launched 1844, sold 1870]

John Soper 56 ag labr at Tower Hill, Kingscelere; wife Jane Soper [Smith] 47 : children Jacob 17 farmers labr; Joshua 14 bricklayer labr; Fanny 11 nursemaid; Charles 9 scholar; Frederick 7; Emma 3, all b.Kingsclere : [Fanny died 1863] : [John m.Jane Smith 1836]

Louisa 50 b.Winchester at Leanmore? Lodge, Newchurch '61cen; Louisa 19 b.S'ton; George 17; Jane 15; Frank 11; Charlotte 9; Fanny 6 all b.Freshwater, I of W : [Job m.Louisa 1840 Winchester] : ['41cen Job a gardener at Southampton & Louisa both 30-4 b.Hants]

Robert Soper (c1809-?) 52 shoe maker at Northwood '61cen. b.Harberton, Dev, Harriet 46, Thomas 18 shoe maker, William 16 blacksmith & Alfred 9 scholar all b.Kingston, Hants : [Robert m.Harriet Lee 1833 Portsea]

Richard Soper (c1804-1868) at London St, Basingstoke '61cen, 59 b.Lower Wootton, a cordwainer : wife Hannah Soper 57, Emma Soper 19, Charles Soper 17 a cordwainer, all b.Old Basing : [Richard & Hannah m.bef.1837]

Thomas 38 a malster at Soper's Farm, Hurstbourne Tarrant: Jane 33, John 8 a scholar, Ann6, Elizabeth 4, Henry 2, Charles 1 all b.Hurstbourne : [presume Thomas m.Jane 1844]

Thomas Soper 38, ag labr at New St, Andover; Eliza Soper 35; Henry Soper 7, student; Eliza Soper 6 : [Thomas m.Eliza Taylor 1850]

Susannah Soper (c1790-?) 71 sister-in-law a widowed landowner, b.Litchfield, Hants, at Waterloo Cottage, Upper Clatford, the household of William Vincent, 69 a retired farmer, b.Litchfield, Hants, wife Fanny 60 b.Monxton, Hants, another sister-in-law 49 a farmer's dau, b.Monxton & a servant 17 : [James Soper/ Oliver of Monxton m.Susanna Vincent 16 Apr 1839] : [a Susannah d.1871, age 82, (but not visable, Apr '71cen)]

William Soaper, 82 widower, former [agr?] servant, b. Ash'h, living alone, at Ash'h, but John & Mary Soaper 70 & 71, a carter next door '61cen (‘51cen has John 49 & Mary 52, is so perhaps father) : [William m.Sarah Hunt c1797; speculate William d.1863 Ash'th]

William Soper 71 ag lab at 3 Giles Hill, St Peter Cheesehill, Winchester; b.Burghclere & Ann 74 b.Winchester '61cen : [William m.Ann bef.1824]

William Soper (c1817-?) a boot & shoe maker of 12 Upper St Mary St '61cen, 44 b.Dorset; Mary Soper 39 b.Weymouth; Mary Soper 15 apprentice; Emma 13; William 9; John 6; William 4; Edwin 1 all b.Southampton, in 1861 census : [his bankruptcy 1862-7] : [Rev Edwin Herbert Soper (1859-1898) b.Southampton, a baptist minister & missionary. m.Grace Emily Gennard Mallaber. Brazil 1884, d.NZ; biog] : [assume William & Mary Mason who m.1846]

William Soper 34, unm farm boy, at Cottage on Daveys Farm, London Rd, Andover; b.Upton, lodging in household of Robert Bright 34, a farm labourer, his wife & 3 children (9-2) : [m.Harriett Burgess Apr>Jun 1879, Andover]

William Soper (c1836-?) parish clerk & post master at Church Lane, Wolverton '61cen, 25 b.Wolverton; Mary Ann 26 post mistress b.Baghurst; David Soper 2; Sarah Soper 2 months both b.Wolverton [same job '81cen] : [assume age 7 with ag lab parents David & Jane '41 cen] : [son David (1859-1929) m. Alice Todd 1883]

William 22, brickmaker journeyman with sister Louisa 21 washing woman, both unm & in home of Sophia Jones 61 a widowed ?dress? maker, all b.Whitchurch & visiters John Crawley 36 journeyman shoemaker, b.Hertford, Herts & Henry Eady 27 ag lab, b.East Woodhay : [John Soper m.Sophia Yalden 1829]

end of 1861 census


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Mahala Soper m.Robert Bacon Jul>Sep 1861, Portsea, Hants (bmd) [not vis '41/'51cen]
??a Mahala Soper b.Oct>Dec 1837, Stoke Damerel, Dev : a Mahala Bacon d.Jan>Mar 1914 Southampton age 70 : '81cen Robert 46 chief engineer R.Navy at 13 Lion Terrace, Portsea, Hants, Mahala 40, Millie Eliza 14, Robert Alfred 9 all b.Devonport & dom serv Elizabeth William 15 b.Portsmouth

Mr Soper entered the [Winchester?] Council Chamber 9 Nov 1861. Fielder took his voting paper (for St John's Ward) & said you can vote for me as well as Mr Tanner. Mr Soper said 'I will not break my promise'. Mr Tanner said 'I did not receive a promise as a Plumper'. Soper replied 'I will not break my promise'. from letter to Hants Chronical' by Mr Tanner (then gave a 2nd voting example of an elector of Cheesehill St) : [only 1 Soper in Winchester '61cen William 71 an ag lab 3 Giles Hill Winchester St Peter Cheesehill, b.Burghclere & Ann, 74 b.Winchester. It sounds like a 71 year old talking, but would an ag lab vote?]; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 30 Nov, from news.bl.uk; scan : [thisWilliam m.Ann bef.1824]

R Soper bootmaker of London St, Basingstoke; Letting an 8 roomed house in Basing, large garden, meadow & outbuildings, suits family or shop. A grocer & baker business carried on there 23y & butcher added to it last 2 years; in 'Hampshire Advertiser', 9 Feb 1861, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [Robert m.Harriet Lee 1833 Portsea]

Wiliam Soper & 5 other seamen on board the merchant ship 'Ethereal' charged with refusing to go to sea [others un-named, so perhaps Soper the senior or leader?]. They got a month's pay when joined ship previous Thurs [29 Dec]. Brought up Spithead [in The Solent] after a heavy gale Sat. They claimed the damaged forecastle was wet & not fit to live in. 'The Capt kindly offered' alternate space until it 'could be repaired in a few hours of good weather'). Magistrates advised to return to ship, they refused & sentenced to 10 weeks hard labour ; in 'Hampshire Telegraph', Fri 5 Jan 1861, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan : [no obvious older sailor in '61cen 12 weeks later]

John Burgess Soper & Edmund Cranstone, gunsmiths, gas fitters, ironmongers, whitesmiths & bell hangers, at Basingstoke, under the firm of Soper & Cranstone has been this day dissolved by mutual consent. 9 Apr 1861 (london-gazette 16 Apr) : [see JBS 1820]

Mahala Soper 22 spinster 50 Grafton St; m.Robert Bacon 26 bachelor ?RN 462 D? Engineer 18 Sep 1861, by licence both signed fathers John Bacon Engineer & Robert Soper, Builder in the presence of Grace –eaton?, Mary ? & John Hall Vickery; p65 nr129 source

William Soper a bootmaker of St Marys St, 1 of many signing list of Southampton residents asking for a public meeting to discuss the competing promoters of Railway companies wanting to build line to town; in 'Hampshire Advertiser 1 Mar 1862, from newspapers.bl.uk; scan

Mr Soper suffered a fit while bathing at one of the machines off Solent Terrace, seized with a fit, struggled violently & then sank. Colour Serj Burland passing by, dashed in & brought Soper to shore insensible after an hour he was so far restored as to recognise his nephew who was there; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 13 Sep 1862, from news.bl.uk; scan : [presumably a wealthy visiting gent, bathing as a fashinable health cure]

Soper a police officer endeavoured to take away a drunk labourer from the Docks Company, Dock Police Officer Compton assisted & got punched in the face. Fined for assault Southampton Police Court 10s or 14d prison; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 26 Apr 1862, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['61cen Richard Soper 39dock policeman at Nelson Rd, Millbrook, b.Basingstoke; Sarah A L 45 b.Lyndhurst; Frances 14; Sarah A L 12; Charles 10; Caroline 8 all b.Southampton; Beatrice 2 b.Milbrook] : [Richard m.Sarah Anne Sign Harrison 1844, Romsey]

Thomas Robert Soper pauper patient 17 Jun 1862 at Hants institution, Hants, died there 24 Nov 1862; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan
: Thomas Robert Soperd.Oct>Dec 1862, Fareham, Hants : [no Thomas Robert birth bmd a Thomas R b.1829 Lulworth, Dor but alive '71cen]

Farmer Soaper, of near Andover, bought a stolen black gelding. William Champ took the horse (value £10) & saddle from ex-employer, Richard Hutchins, of Little Chelsea, London, 18 Nov 1862. He rode to Slough, selling it to Seth Lows/Laws at Martin's fair, Marlborough, 22 Nov, Lows took it home & sold it to Soaper. A Justice to ordered it be returned. Hutchins said Champ worked well & hard for years to look after his children. Dispite other character references. Sentence at Old Bailey; guilty & death. www.oldbaileyonline.org [Soper's Farm, Andover?]

Miss Soper arrived York Hotel (Mr Pepler & Miss Twelftree either side of her in gust liest); in 'Isle of White Observer' 19 Sep 1863, from news.bl.uk; scan

Walter Richard Soper m.Elecodie Olive Rachel Roussean Apr>Jun 1863 at Southampton
: Walter Richard bpt.1 Jan 1837 Old Basing, to Richard & Hannah Rowland who m.bef
1837; wife Eleocadie b.Jersey
- Walter John Rowland Soper bpt 6 Oct 1861 Basingstoke [b.Oct>Dec] parents Walter Richard & 'Olive Rachel' (igi): m.Maud Emily Sharpe 1889, Greenwich
- Matilda Leonora Soper b.Jan>Mar 1864 Southampton : ['81cen 16 niece at St Helier, Jersey, uncle Auguste Archer baker; '91cen Mathilda 24 own means; niece at St H to Auguste Magloir D'Archer 44 own means b.St Lawrence, Jer; wife Elvine Ann* 43 b.St Lawrence, Jer scan] : [no Soper/Archer m.vis]
- Eleocadie Elvina Jane Soper 'Lily' b.15 Dec 1866 Southampton [b.Jan>Mar 1867 S'tn RD]; '91cen unm 23 visiting Lon; '01cen music shop ass; '11cen 40unm baker manager Fulham; m.Arthur Walter William Stangroome (pastry cook) 1919, Fulham, Lon
- William Charles Soper b.18 Nov 1868 Southampton [b.Oct>Dec S'tn RD] : ['81cen age 12] master maker; m.Emma Charlotte Karsch Oct>Dec 1896, Fulham, Lon, d.1934
: '41cen Richard 35 shoe pm? at Basing, Hannah 35, Walter 4, Jane 3 all b.Hants : [nr Grange Farm, ag lab families either side]
:1858 Walter Richard Soper took his cousin, Jane 14, to court Aug 1858 for sealing several boots; 3m prison (her parents James bootmaker & Jane)
: '61cen Walter not vis
:1862Walter Richard Soper formerly of Basingstoke, Hants boot & shoemaker & leather seller, then of St Heliers, Jersey journeyman shoemaker, also carrying on business a shoemaker, in the name of Walter Richard Rowland, now of Basingstoke & out of business, adjudged bankrupt 28 Mar 1862, [perhaps the Soper exparte bankruptcy court 7 Jan 1862?]; Walter Richard Soper in the name of 'Walter Richard Rowland' of Basingstoke & London to surrender 14 Apr at 11:30, for 1st meeting of creditors, at Court of Bankruptcy, Basinghall St, Lon. Assignee, Mr Lott, 44 Parliament St, solicitor. (1 Apr) : bankrupt passed his last examination & make application for discharge, 20 May 1862 Court, at Basinghall St (18 Apr) : Order of Discharge made 20 May (1 Jul) , debts £619 & assets £89, Mr Bell his official assignee reported he had been insolvent for several years past & being no opposition an order of discharge granted; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 24 May scan
: 1864 family moved to Southampton, Hants by Jan>Mar 1864
: 1865 Walter Richard Soper & Augustus Frederick Fountaine, naval & military boot & last makers, 139 St Mary St, Southampton, in business as ‘Soper & Fountaine’ dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due & owing will be paid by W R Soper who will carry on the business alone; 28 Aug 1865. (
London Gazette 1 Sep)
: 1867 Walter Richard Soper of 169 High St, & 39 Bernard St, Southampton. boot & last manufacturer, adjudged, bankrupt 16 Oct 1867, to attend creditors 'first meeting' Court of Bankruptcy, Basinghall St 7 Nov at 1pm (London Gazette 18 Oct) : 'last examination & application for discharge 13 Dec Basinghall St, Lon (London Gazette 15 Nov) : & scan from 'Lloyd's Weekly' 3 Dec
: 1868 W R Soper bootmaker of Southampton owed £176 of £738 due at bankruptcy of Francis Dibbens, shoemaker of Ryde, I of W, due to bad trade & want of capital; London Bankruptcy Court; in 'Isle of Wight Observer' 25 Jul 1868;
scan
: 1869 Walter Richard shoe factor of Southampton & Mr Weston leather factor of Christwell St, Lon appointed creditors' assignees in bankruptcy of Rands of Sandown with debts of abt £400; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 30 Oct 1869;
scan
: 1869 Walter Richard Soper of Winchester St 1 of 2 trustees of bankruptcy of James Sherry 24 Great Charlotte St, Landport, Portsea, bootmaker. All bankrupt’s effects goes to trustees to be divided amongst the creditors, 6 Dec 1869 (
London Gazette 31 Dec)
: 1869 Walter Richard Soper boot manufacturer, of Winchester St, Kingsland Place; robbed of 3 pairs of leather uppers by employee Frederick Marlow. One to another bootmaker for 2s; Southampton Police Court; 6w hard labour, in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 29 Sep 1869, from news.bl.uk; scan
: 1870 Walter Richard Soper boot & shoe manufacturer of Winchester St had a pair of uppers & lasts stolen by employee Michael O'Brien an ex soldier. He tried to sell them to Joseph Oliver baker, who refused & told police. A 'stale drunk' when arrested, prisoner discharged, mayor said he'd a narrow escape; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 1 Jun 1870;
scan
: 1870 Walter Richard boot & shoemaker of Winchester St, Kingsland Place charged employee of 3m, James Doling abt14 of stealing. After losses, rivets weighed & 3/4lbs missed & found in his jacket pocket. Boy's mother said he worked 7am to 11pm for 1s 6d pw. Soper denied he worked after 8pm & he got a few ½ pence for cleaning his horse. Boy said employee Slater said he'd buy rivits, but none found in house search; 20 Aug
1870; scan
: 1870 Soper, & Co wholesaler manufacturers of Winchester St, Southampton, advertised for good men's & women's rivetters; 'Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper' 21 Aug 1870;
scan
: 1870 Richard Soper shoe manufacturer of Winchester Terrace, St Marys, Southampton, summoned 24 May for having horse without licence. Soper didn't appear, mitigating fine of £5 (full penalty £20) 3 Aug
1870; scan : [??Walter Richard? if so perhaps called Richard as his father Richard d.1868 Basingstoke, age 66]
: '71cen Walter R (c1836-?) a master shoe manufacturer 35 at 117 St Mary Rd, St Mary, Southampton (emp 1 man & 6 girls) 35, b.Basingstoke; Eleacadic 25, b.Jersey, Channel Islands; Matilda 7 scholar; Eleacadic 4; William C 2, all b.Hants :
scan
: 1871 Mr Soper shoe manufacturer of Southampton, a creditor of R Wickenden of Ventnor insolvent boot maker, accepted 2s 6d in the £; in 'Hants Advertiser' 8 Apr 1871; scan
: 1872 Walter Richard of St Deny's fined £5; keeping 2 horses with 1 licence. Mr Clew bought a light bay horse from Soper of Basingstoke & paid defendant. Mr Ford a S'ton grocer had trotting match against WRS who used a chestnut horse 16 hands in Nov, 6m up the Avenue & 6m back; 11 Sep
1872; scan
: 1872 Walter Richard fined £10; keeping carriages without a licence; Excise officer went to his business at Winchester St, 2 Oct 1872 & saw 2 wheeled phaeton & pony carriage; Soper convicted 3 times, did not appear;
scan : Undated S'tn street directory W R Soper at 2 Winchester St
: 1872 wife Eleocadie Olive R Soper (c1844-1872) d.Oct>Dec Basingstoke, Hants, age 28; Eleocadie Olive Rachael Soper bur.12 Dec 1872 Southampton, age 28; Old Basing parish records
: 1874 William age 4 of 2 Westgate St, bruised head when the iron gates of St Michael's Church fell on him.Dr Welch said wound bad but not dangerous & taken home; in 'Hants Advertiser' 25 Feb
1874; scan
: 1877 Walter Richard Soper m.Diana Colebrook Jul>Sep 1877, Brentford, Lon (bmd)
: 1878 Eleocadie Soper (Lilly) b.15 Dec 1866 & William Soper b.18 Nov 1868 ; both admitted 14 Jan 1878 to Old Basing National/St Mary's Church of England Junior School, Old Basing; address 'The Village'
scan
: '81cen Walter R 44, bootmaker at Basing, b.Old Basing & [2nd] wife Dinah 27 b.Southampton; Walter J R bootmaker 19 unm b.Basingstoke; dau Eleocadie 14 & William C 12 both Southampton; Sister Emma Soper 39 unm b.Old Basing
: '81cen Matilda 16 at Hilgrove Ln, St Helier, Jersey, niece with Auguste M C Archer 32 master baker & Elvina Archer 31 both b.Jersey : [see above]
: 1885 Walter Richard (c1837-1885) d.Apr>Jun 1885 Basingstoke, age 48; [Dinah's d or re.m not vis (unless Diana G d.1935 S'tn age 82) but if so, why not vis '91-'11cen?]
: '91cen Walter J 29 head at Streatham, Lon; b.Basingstoke, Hants; Maud E 24 b.Fulham, Lon; Gladis E 1 b.Southsea, Hants
: '91cen Eleocadie Soper 23unm at 76 Commercial St, Spitalfields (Christ Church), Tower Hamlets, Lon; b.Southampton, Hants visiting Frederick Karsch 49 baker b.Germany, wife Emma b.Eynsham, Oxon; children 15, 11, 8 & 3 b.Lon & bakers apprentice Jack Anshach 15 (transcribed as Soker/Soher); scan : [Frederick Karsch m.Emma Bowerman Apr>Jun 1875 Witney, Ox; & assume Emma Sarah d.Jul>Sep 1906 Fulham age 64 & Frederick d.Oct>Dec 1918 Chelsea age 78]
: '01cen Mathilda 32 at St H niece : scan; '11cen Matilda 46 at [3 West Rd] Jersey : Matilda Elenore Soper, 3 West End Terrace, Peirson Rd, St Helier. Will dated 1 Sep 1919 {biog}]
: '01cen Eleocadie E J Soper 13 music shop assistant at 25 Tad? Avenue, Mortlake, (St Mary), Sy, b.Southampton, Hants; scan
: '11cen Eleocadie Elvina 40unm baker's manageress in 6 rooms at 333 Fulham Palace Rd, Fulham, Lon; b.Hants; also boarders, Mable Kate Summers 20unm bakers shop ass b.Camberwell, Lon; William Charles Marriatt 44m bakers foreman b.Clair, Ire & Albert Green 24unm journeyman baker b.N.Ken, Lon scan
zzz who was &? william C d.Apr>Jun 1886 age 19 S'ton??

Pellon Soper m.Sarah Dale Oct>Dec 1863 Alton : [b.c1833 Basingstoke, father George]
- Ellen Soper b.c1864 Farnham [not vis bmd]; m.age 34, of 41 Downing St, Farnham to William Dodgon 40 bootmaker, widower of 2 Church St, Aldershot; 14 Feb1898 at Aldershot, Holy Trinity {fathers Pellon Soper, general dealer & William Dodgon, deceased}; witnesses M & A Murphy & J deVerd Leigh;
scan
: wife Sarah Soper (c1832-1866) d.Apr>Jun 1866 age 34 all Farnham
- Charlotte Soper b.c1870 Farnham : [b.not vis bmd; presume mother Charlotte the '71cen housekeeper below]
- Hester Soper Wilson b.Jul>Sep 1871 Farnham; Esther? [b.not vis]
- Pellon Soper Wilson b.Apr>Jun 1873 Farnham ['b.5 Apr 1874' at school]; m.Amy Florence Pearse 24 Sep 1900, upholsterer; 'Pellon' executor of father's will 1906
- Anne Soper Wilson b.Jul>Sep 1876 Farnham [birth after rem.1876; not vis]
: '41cen Thomas Milnes 50-4 army, Martha Milnes 35-9, Susana Milnes 1 & Pelan Soper 8 b.Hants : [so might guess mother Martha rem c.1839? but not vis igi]
: '51cen Pellon 18unm apprentice b.Tadley Hants; at Greywell St, Greywell, Hartley Wintney, in household of William Wigley 51 cordwainer b.Odiham, Mary Ann 51 & 5 children 9-25 : [not vis '61cen]
: '61cen not vis; m.1863
: 1862 Pellon Soper relieving officer for Farnham wrote to St Marylebone, re 'costly pauper inquest' saying Mr Butler so paralised he couldn't work. Not on parish relief, but received alms for holding horses; He'd have attended if he'd known; 'Aldershot Military Gazette'22 Nov scan
: 1866 Mr Soper sumons Farnham Qtr Session; Purchased old metal from Samuel Stapley, under 16, 5 Dec. Mr Eve for defence argued he was no marine store dealer, but a dealer in old metal, so the underage law did not apply. Bench couldn't proceed as not a registered msd, but said he'd appeared previously as an msd & didn't deny it then. They would issue another summond, as there were many idle boys in town & a ready market led to crime; in 'Aldershot Military Gazette' 6 Jan; scan
:
1869 : Pellon Soper of Farnham, Sy, marine store dealer, adjudged bankrupt Court of Surrey, Farnham, 25 Jan 1869, Last Examination & to surrender in Country Court [eg not London?]. 8 Feb at noon; official assignee Mr Hollest scan & to make application for discharge, at Farnham Town hall 10 Mar (London Gazette 12 Feb) scans from 'The Standard'
: '71cen Pellon 38 widowed marine store dealer, at 41 Downing St, Farnham; b.?; Ellen 7 scholar, b.Farnham, Sy, also housekeeper/servant Charlotte Wilson 36m, ({to become wife} & her children?) Ellen L 11, John 5 scholar both boarders, Mary 3 & Kate Ellen 2;
scan
: 1872 Mr Soper Marine Store Dealer, Downing St, Farnham, article on "Extraordinary Death of a Horse"; 12 & 14 May 1866
: 1872 Pellen Soper dealer, summoned by Insp.Luscombe, for unlawfully in his possession 2 pair boots, military necessaries. £1 fine (value of boots + costs) Farnham Petty Sessions ; Mr Eve appeared for the defendant; 'Aldershot Military Gazette'31 Aug
: 1872 Fanny Wilson daughter in law of Pellon Soper, Farnham Petty Sessions, Unlawful possession; 31 Aug 1872; Pellon Soper fined £1 17s unlawful possesion source
: 1872 Pellon Soper's newley invented lever action pulley 27 Jul 1872 local news article source
: 1876 Pellon Soper m.Charlotte Wilson [nee Vas], at The Parish Church by banns 24 Sep 1876 atSt Andrew, Farnham, both widows of Farnham; fathers George Soper gentleman & John Vass, publican; witnesses John Harrison & Mary Wedowson; scan [m.Jul>Sep 1876, Kingsclere] : [his housekeeper '71cen] : [connection? a Kate Ellen Soper b.Jan>Mar 1864] : [previous wife Sarah d.1866]
: 1876 Charlotte Soper said she gave prisoner 2s for 2 waterproof cloaks at her general dealer's shop, Farnham. Catherine Cooper remanded for stealing from children's school cloakroom; 'Aldershot Military Gazette' 9 Dec scan
: '81cen Pellen 47 general dealer b.Basingstoke, Hants; Charlotte 47 b.Crodall, Hants; Ellen 18; Charlotte 11; Esther 9; Pellen 7; Anne 4; all b.Farnham, Sy & John Wilson 16 b.Egham, Sy & Mary Wilson 14 b.Crondall, Hants step son/dau & dom serv Mary Goodchild 21 b.Bentworth, Hants
scan
: 1882 T (Mr) Soper [Pellon?] of Downing St, Farnham granted certificate under Dairys & Milkshop Act; Farnham Petty Sessions; 'Aldershot Military Gazette' 1 Sep
: 1889 : Pellon of 41 Downing St, Farnham, Sy general dealer bankrupt [again]; pd.7½p in the £ & released Oct 1891
: 1889 son Pellon b.5 Apr 1874 [?but b.1873] admitted 14 Oct 1889 to Farnham East Street British Board/Council School, Farnham; family of Downing St scan
: '91cen Pellon 58 general shop dealer at 41 Downing Street, (St Andrews), Farnham, Sy; b.Basingstoke, Hants; Charlotte 57b.Crondall, Hants; Ellen 27unm; Esther 19 assistant teacher in school; Pellon 17 carpenters labourer; Ann 14 scholar all b.Farnham; also step dau Mary Wilson 24unm b.Crondall, Hants scan
: '01cen Pellon 67 general dealer in second hand goods (self employed at home) at 41 Downing St, Farnham, (St Andrews), Sy,b.Boinyton, Hants; Charlotte 67b.Crondall, Hants also grandchildren Thomas Toomer 21unm, cycle engineer fitter; Charlotte Toomer 16 both b.Clapham, Sy & Maud Laig 10 b.Market Harborough, Lei (a shop; Bird in Hand pub at nr 43); scan : [no Toomer/Laig link vis]
: 1906 Charlotte d.Jan>Mar 1906 Farnham, Sy, age 72
: 1906 Pellon d.5 Dec 1906 of East St, Farnham, Sy; probate London 7 Feb 1907 to Pellon Soper, marine store dealer; estate £242 19s 5d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Pellon (c1832-1906) d.Oct>Dec, Farnham, age 74] : [connection?; William hatter d.East St 1864 (wife Harriott); see Surrey notes '41cen]

Fanny Soper (c1850-1863) of Tower Hill, ['Gower Hill'] Kingsclere, died aged 13. Buried 14 Mar 1863 : Kingsclere Burials : source : [parents, John/Jane at Tower Hill, Kingscelere '61cen, m.1836] : [2/3rds of 15 1863 Kingsclere deaths under 13; epedemic? 8 died within 3 weeks of Fanny's; 1862 crop failure, 1863 scarlet fever kills 30,000 in London]

William Soper d.29 Jan 1863, labourer of Ashmansworth, Hants; will proved Winchester 29 Jan 1863 to William Canning, farmer of East Woodhay, Hants; the surviving executor; estate under £100; from Probate Calender (ancestry.com) scan : [William m.Sarah Hunt c1797 Ash'th]

James Soper lunatic, Camberwell Lunatic Asylem's letter to Farnham guardians said Soper suffered general paralysis, which in insane people invariably terminates fatally. His mental condition tranquil. Workhouse guardians were recently empowered to recieve paupers with chronic lunacy from asylems; 'Aldershot Military Gazette'2 Jan 1863; scan : [no James obvious in '61/'71cen in Farnham/Camberwell no patients : a George 66 & Elizabeth 67m paupers at Farnham Workhouse]

[James] Soper letter read to Farnham Board, from Camberwell Lunatic Asylem. re Restall & Soper; Restall's bodily health had improved & he in a condition to be removed to the workhouse, if son would not take him; 'Aldershot Military Gazette'13 Feb 1864

George Soper m.Emma Pace Oct>Dec 1864 Winchester, Hants : [George a coachman*, ??so speculate '61cen 18 stable servant at Portsmouth, b.Ropley. Hants??; if so, parents John coachman of Ropley m.Martha Dicker 1835]
- Albert George Soper b.Winchester, Hants Oct>Dec 1865 : m.Frances Frost Apr>Jun 1893, Thetford, Norfolk : ['01cen not vis; '11cen 45 at St Asaph, Denbighshire; b.Hants with family]
- Louisa Caroline Victoria Soper b.Horsham, Sx Jan>Mar 1867 (bmd) ['11cen unm 44 at Margate (Victoria added from this)]; d.24 Oct 1934, age 67, leaving £537
- Florence Eliza Soper bapt: 24 Jan 1869 Rusper to George* & Emma (igi). b.Oct>Dec 1868, Horsham : m.Charles Edward Hide 24 of Brighton 18 Apr 1892
: [a George d.Oct>Dec 1869 Fareham, Hants age 25]
: ['71cen Emma widowed needlewoman 25; at Down House, Northington; b.Northington, Hants; Albert G 5, b.Winton; Louisa C V 4 both scholars; Florence E 2, both b.Rusper, Horsham, Sx]
: ['81cen Emma 35 widow, a monthly nurse (3/3) at Preston Candover Village, Hants; b.Totford Northington, Hants; with Harry & Mary Snow 36 & 29 & children age 1 & 2]
: ['81cen Albert G 15 domestic page to Dr Frank Parish 24 at 14 Steyne, Broadwater, Sx b.Winchester, Hants; scan]
: ['81cen Louise 14 & Florence 12 scholar both b.Shoreham, Sx at Winchester Rd, Northington, Hants, in household of widowed grandmother, Eliza Pace 67 b.N Stresford, Hants, interest of money (their mother ne Pace)]
: ['91cen Emma 45 trained nurse & lodging house keeper at Broadwater; b.Northington, Hants; Louisa 24; Florence 22 both mothers helps b.Horsham, Sx also boarders Ella M Christie 9 scholar b.Worthing, Sx & Henry B Edinborough 4 b.Redhill, Sy scan]
: ['91cen Albert George Soper 27 servant at Folkestone, Kent; b.Winchester, Hants]
: Florence Eliza 23 of Worthing m.Charles Edward Hide 24 of Brighton 18 Apr 1892 : father George a coachman (witnesses S C V Soper & A G Soper [assume sister LCV Soper & brother Albert George]) : [m.Apr>Jun 1892, East Preston, Sx]
: '01cen Louisa not vis, so ??perhaps the Louisa who m.Oct>Dec 1899 Kingston, Sy??
: '01cen ??an Emma 55 widowed monthly nurse (self employed) at 'Sancote', Lyndhurst Rd, Worthing, [St Georges], Sx; b.Alresford, Hants; with boarder John B Jewell age 1 Holborn, Lon; scan
: '11cen Louisa Caroline Victoria 44 [2 Margate/St John/Chapel/Hill/Avenue/The], Thanet, Kent; b.Horsham : (Albert George 45 in Denbighshire '11cen)
: Emma Soper d.25 Dec 1905, widow of 5 Park View Villas, Hove, Sx; probate Lewes 23 Feb 1906 to Charles Edward Hide [son-in-law], grocer; estate £202 18s ; from Probate Calender, scan : [d.Oct>Dec 1905 Steyning, age 60] : [Mr Hide of Brighton; son in law]
: Louisa Caroline Victoria Soper d.24 Oct 1934, spinster of Manor House, Kemp Town, Brighton, Sx; died Woodville Nursing Home, Marine Ave, Hove, Sx; probate Lewes 19 Nov 1934 to Charles Edward Hide, retired poultry farmer; estate £537 8s 10d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Louisa C V Soper (c1867-1934) d.Oct>Dec, Steyning, Sx, age 67] : [Mr Hide, sister's Florence's husband]

Daniel Soper (1844-1897) m.Sarah Rawlings Apr>Jun 1864 Hartley Wintney, Hants reg dist [bmd 'Sarah Rollings'] : Daniel b.Apr>Jun 1844, Odiham (Hartley Wintney bmd dist) son of Eliza Soper & Daniel Trigg (Eliza m.Job Freeman 1849) Eliza [b.c1827 to Thomas b.c1773 both b.Odiham]
- Albert Soper b.c1865 Rotherwick; '81cen farm serv 15; m.8 Sep 1884 age 19 labourer (signed 'x'); to Elizabeth Cook 19 both of Dockenfield, Sy; at Frensham, St Mary; father Daniel Soper, chimney sweep; [father James Cook, labourer] witnesses James Harris 'x' & Latitia? Cook; scan
- Eliza Soper bpt.1 Mar 1868 Rotherwick Hants to Daniel & Sarah a sweep (b.Jan>Mar HW RD; '81cen 'b.Hartley Row' ag lab 13)
- Louisa Soper b.8 Jul 1870 N.Warnborough [Jul>Sep 1870 HW RD] ['71cen age 7m] ['81 age 11] ['91 dom serv in Kingston, Sy 20] [m.11 Nov 1899 All Saints, S.Wimbledon; age 30; to Edwin Water Charters 33 a plasterer b.Hook both of 25 Bargh Rd father Edwin James Chartiers, plasterer, deceased, witnesses James Pinfald & Robert Burridge; scan]
? - Emily Soper 'Emma' b.28 Dec 1872 N.Warnborough [Oct>Dec 1872 HW RD] ['81cen age 3??] (??an Emma b.Apr>Jun 1874, Basingstoke); Emily m.John Ayres 1895 "father Daniel" at Fleet, Hants: (Emily Rampton b.illegitimately to Sarah 2nd wife of Daniel)] : '91cen Emma 17 dom serv in a Basingstoke pub
- Daniel Soper b.Apr>Jun 1875 (HW RD) N.Warnborough : ['01cen 28 railway navvy, Odiham] :not vis '11cen; ?a Daniel (c1873-1915) d.Apr>Jun age 42, Farnham, Sy
- Sophia Soper bpt.12 Feb 1877 Odiham "to Daniel sweep & Sarah" [as 2 children below] Sophia Soper b.Jan>Mar & d.Apr>Jun 1877 age 0, HW RD
- Marianne Soper bpt.24 Aug 1878 Odiham (Mary Ann b.Jul>Sep 1878 HW RD); a 'Mary' b.1 Jul 1877 from school record below
- {stepdau Ada Jane Rampton b.Jul>Sep 1879 Kingsclere; m.John Leonard Gregory Oct>Dec 1899 Hartley W; ('01cen looking after Percy 11)}
- Edward Soper bpt.21 Feb 1881 Odiham (an Edward d.Jan>Mar 1881 age 0 {&? birth reg Apr>Jun 1881} both HW RD)
: wife Sarah Soper (c1845-1881) d.Apr>Jun 1881, Hartley Wintney, Hants, age 36 [might guess in childbirth?]
: Daniel Soper (c1846-1897) [2nd] m.Elizabeth 'Betsey' Rampton; m.16 Aug 1882 Odiham [m.Apr>Jun 1882 HW RD (double checked bmd as Aug not pos?); Daniel widower & wife b.Candover 1856]; children Edith Rampton c1880 b.Kingsclere; Daniel c1874; Rose c1883; Henry c1888 all b.N.Warnborough, Odiham. (Elizabeth b.Candover her family; '81cen, with illegitimate dau Edith at home of ½ bro Thomas Ayers, Hook Common)
- Rosina Soper 'Rose' bpt.12 Nov 1882 Odiham to Daniel sweep & Elizabeth [as 4 kids below] ('Rosa' b.N.Warnborough, Odiham; b.Jul>Sep 1882 HW RD); '01cen dom sev; {?a Rose m.1910 Hartley W}
??a - William Soper b.Apr>Jun 1885 & d.Apr>Jun 1890, age 5, both Hartley Wintney (also an Arthur & Sarah b.Jul>Sep 1887 HW, not vis '91/'01cen)
- Henry Soper bpt.14 Aug 1887 Odiham [b.N.Warnborough/Winchester; b.not vis at HW] Henry Arthur Soper m.Florence Claridge Oct>Dec 1913 Easthampstead, Berks children b.Gainsborough, Lincs 1914-27
- Percival Soper 'Percy' bpt.14 Jul 1889 Odiham (Percy Edward Soper b.Jul>Sep HW RD); '01cen working at mill age 11; '11cen cab driver 23 Basingstoke; m.Agnes Charlotte Cripps 1914 she d.1933; Percy E m.Eva E Loader 1934, Basingstoke
- Ethel Soper b.20 Oct 1891 Aldershot; bpt.3 Jan 1892 Odiham (b.Oct>Dec HW RD) ['11cen dom serv at HW b.Odiham]
- Vashti Soper [?'Mary' b.Aldershot '01cen); bpt.22 Apr 1894 Odiham (b.Jan>Mar HW RD) : {Old Testiment Hebrew/Romany name} ['01cen 'Mary' 7 b.Aldershot?] : ['11cen Vashti May Soper 19 in 26 rooms at Loxhill, Godalming, [Hambledon RD]; b.Odiham, Hants servant to Joseph Godman 50 gentleman, Constance 40 {1 birth}, son 7, nursery governess 40 & 6 other servants18-32, [no jobs listed] scan] Vashti M m.William J Ingram, Winchester Oct>Dec 1916]
: [all bpt.above from romanyconnections.com 'both wives were gypsy girls']
: '51cen Daniel 6 & William Soper 4 sons at N Warnboro, Odiham, Hartley Wintney with Job Freeman, head 33 ag lab & wife Eliza Freeman 24 & father in law Thomas Soper 78 married pauper all b.Odiham, Hants ('41cen a Thomas 60-4 ag lab, Birchmores Fm, Arreton)
: '71cen Daniel Sopher 27 ag lbr at Road, Odiham, Hartley Wintney, b.Odiham; Sarah 26 b.Rotherwick, Hants, Albert 6 b.Feltham, Lon, Eliza 3 scholars b.Rotherwick & Louisa 7m b.Odiham scan scan
: '81cen Daniel chimney sweep 35 b.Odiham, Sarah 34 b.Rotherwick, Eliza 13 ag lab b.Hartley Row, Louisa 11, Emma 7, Daniel 6 all scholars & Mary Ann 3 all b.N.Warnborough at The Green, Odiham with mother Eliza Freeman 63 b.Odiham & visiter Amy Chandler 21 nurse b.Haddurston, Msx
: '81cen Albert 15 farm servant (indoor) b.Rotherwick; at Down Farm, Odiham; servant to Henry Cole 32 farm bailiff; b.West Wittering, Sx; wife 37 b.Upham, 3 children, 6 indoor fam servants
: 1881-1904 children of Daniel, chimney sweep of N Warnboro went to Odiham National/Board/Council School, Bury Fields; Louisa b.8 Aug 1870? [transcribed 1872] admitted 26 Sep 1881 from London Road School; Emma b.28 Dec 1872, admitted 26 Sep 1881, left 1 Jul 1884; Mary b.1 Jul 1877 admitted 17 Mar 1884, left 20 Dec 1888; Rose b.Aug 1882, admitted 25 Mar 1889 from Infants School; Henry b.5 Jul 1887, admitted 17 Mar 1884, left 2 Apr 1894 transfered; Percy b.6 Jun 1889 admitted 2 Apr 1894, left 23 Mar 1896; Ellen b.20 Oct 1891, admitted 24 Jun 1895, left 25 Nov 1895, readmitted 06 May 1901 from Farnham School, left 28 Oct 1904 gone to Basingstoke ['Ethel' in register?]; May b.31 Dec 1893 admitted 18 May 1897 & admitted 7 Mar 1898, left 2 May 1898, readmitted 9 May 1898 & 6 May 1901 gone to Basingstokescan & 1;2;3;4;5;6;7;8;9;10
: '91cen, Daniel 45 chimney sweep in 4 rooms at Mill Corner, Odiham, North Warnborough, Hants; b.Odiham; Elizabeth 34b.Alresford, Hants; Daniel 17 chimney sweep; Rose 8 scholar; Henry 3 & ; Percival 1 all b.Odiham, Hants also stepdau Ada Rampton 11 scholar b.Kingsclere; scan (but where was Edith 10?) : tree
: '91cen Louisa 20unm gen serv at 32 High St, Wimbledon, Sy; b.Hook, Hants with James Wade 36 boot maker (employer) b.Kingston; wife 39, children 2, 3, 6 & 8; widowed f-in-law Charles Pannett 74; scan: [not vis '11cen so perhaps Louisa m.Oct>Dec 1899Kingston, Sy (to either Edward Walter Charters or William Joseph White)]
: '91cen Emma 17 domestic servant at The Raven, Hook St, Newnham, Basingstoke, Hants; b.Newnham, with James Lovegrove 55 licenced victualler, wife 54, son 15, day 12 & 6 male lodgers (ag lab/blacksmith/carpenter); scan
: 1891 family temporarily at Farnham? : [from school records]
: Daniel (c1847-1897) d.27 May N.Warnborough (d.Apr>Jun, age 50 HW RD)
: '01cen Elizabeth 42 widow at 6 Elm Grove Rd, Farnborough, Hants; b.Portsmouth, Hants; Ada 19 married {?no m.vis above; an Ada 11 stepdau '91cen - but '01cen 22 with Percy below}; Rosina 17 both b.Portsmouth, Hants; Henry 13 b.Winchester; Percy 11 b.Farnham, Hants; Ethel 9; Mary 7 both b.Aldershot, Hants; & boarder Thomas Sainsbury 45unm navy b.S'ton scan :[Eliz not vis '11cen]
: '01cen son Daniel 28unm railway navvy in 4 rooms at Down St, North Warnborough, Odiham, Hants,, b.Odiham; with boarders Lucy Squires 35m b.Odiham; William 14 apprentice & Alice 8 both b.Kentish Town, Lon scan {Daniel ?d.1915?}
: '01cen Rose 16 gen domestic at Murrell Scutts Farm Lodge, Hook, Odiham, Hants, b.Chertsey, Sy; servantto Arthur J Brocks 30 gardener b.Tilehurst, Berks, wife 36 & dau 5 & 3 & nephew 6 scan
: '01cen Percy 11 at Mill Corner N.Warnborough, Odiham, b.Odiham; cousin with John L Gregory 23 chimney sweep b.Kingsclere, Berk, Ada J 22 b,Kingsclere & Zella 7m b,Odiham scan
: 1905 family from Odiam to Basingstoke? widow 'Mrs Dan' (Soper): [from school records]
: 1905 Elizabeth Soper m.Walter Lancaster Jan>Mar 1905, Basingstoke, Hants (bmd)
: '11cen Daniel 36unm builders labourer (away) in 3 rooms at Upnalty; b.Odiham, Hants & housekeeper Lucy Squires 47 {m.27y, 5 births, 3 alive} b.Odiham scan
: '11cen Vashti May Soper 19 servant Hambledon, Sy: Ethel dom serv at HW b.Odiham
: [connection? a John Soper witness m.of Wm. Stanley a gypsy at Hampreston, Dor; nr Poole] 1804, theirdau Mahala b.Fowley, New Forest, Hants (as were her children)]
: '11cen Ethel 19unm general domestic servant in 7 rooms at London Rd, Odiham; b.North Warnboro, Odiham; with step father Walter Lancaster 60 retired grocer b.Litchfield, Hants & Elizabeth Lancaster 50 {m.6y, 0 births} b.Arlesford, Hants scan
: [connection? Sopers are mentioned in an article in Romany & Traveller FHS Journal, Vol 5, on 'Hampshire Sweeps: an Update with Particular Reference to the Rawlings Family' - Sid Barker : from source] : [Sidney F Barker, relative researching Daniel Mar'01]

Sarah Soper a child of abt.4 was burnt to death 4 Oct 1864, after her clothes caught fire as she stood by the hearth of a neighbour's cottage adjoining her mother's where she'd gone unperceived; 'Accidental Death', Basingstoke; from Hants Advertiser 11 Oct : [d.not in bmd; ?a Sarah Ann b.Jan>Mar 1859, Basingstoke (but alive '71cen); a Sarah b.Jan>Mar 1861, Kingsclere to William m.Mary Ann Rolfe 1858 Wolverton; mother pregnant & had dau Sarah Ann 3m later]

Soper & Fountaine, bootmakers of Southampton, partnership dissolved : from Guardian Newspaper, 4 Sept 1865 : [W R Soper? bankrupt 1862-7]

George Soper b.1838 m.Charlotte Joynt, Jan>Mar 1865 [at Southampton], 5 children
- Frederick William Soper b.31 Mar 1865 S'ton [?a Frederick William Pte medal roll Hants Reg 1887-9 campaign in Burma
source: m.Emma Thompson 1890, S'ton] : Pvt WW1 biog; '39cen retired stevedore 79 [?a F W S army record 1886]
: [?? some early Soper deaths in S'ton George D (c1865-6) d.Apr>Jun age 1; Harry Wallace Soper (1874-4) b.Apr>Jun d.Jul>Sep; Charley Thomas (1875-7) b.Oct>Dec d.Apr>Jun; Charlotte (1877-9) Oct>Dec d.Oct>Dec]
connection? a- George D Soper d.Apr>Jun 1866 age 1 S'ton?
- Louisa Joint Soper b.Jan>Mar 1867 S'tn : [mother ne.Joynt]
- Ellen Kate Soper b.Oct>Dec 1869 S'tn : ['71cen not vis] : m.Oliver Trodd Oct>Dec 1897 S'tn
- George James Soper b.22 Oct 1872, Nursling, Hants [b.Oct>Dec S'tn] & m.Selina Russell Apr>Jun 1896 S.Stoneham : [QM Sgt Royal Artilery 1908-20 biog]
- James Soper b.Jan>Mar 1875 S'tn; James George' bad eyes prevented enlistment 2nd Dragoons 1892; [not vis '01cen]; Trooper 18th Hussars 1894-1903 army scans
- ?a Charlotte Soper b.Oct>Dec 1877 & d.Oct>Dec 1879, age 2, both Southampton, Hants
: 1855 : ??a George had his watch stolen in a Southampton bar & accused a woman drinking with him : 1855
: 1859 : ?a George charged at Southampton Police Court, Thurs with stealing 4 sarcent curtains & 12 pillow ticks from P&O Steam Navigation Co. Soper labourer in P&O's employ 4-5y had access to stores. Soper sold curtains 12 Jan to Mr Hickley, grocer of Bevois St for 5s. A few days later he asked for more & paid extra 3s. Last Tue Soper asked for curtain's return due to problems in the stores, but Hickley refused & called police. P&O said curtains theirs but the pillow ticks were thrown out as condemed. Soper committed for trial; 'Hampshire Advertiser', 2 Apr 1859; scan from news.bl.uk
: 1859 : ?a George labourer charged with stealing 3 curtains from P&O Co. The failed company's charter could not be produced, so judge ordered not guilty (as with another defendant of 1,767lbs iron theft); 'Hants Advertiser' 9 Apr; scan
:
'61cen James 43 porter b.Basingstoke, Hants at 17 Upper (?Banistead?), Southampton; Ann 46 b.Winchester, Hants, George 24, Frederick H 22, Ann V 20, Ellen 18, Jane 16, all b.S'ton, Louisa 13 & James 11 both b.Hazore, France
: 1868 :?a George Soper cab proprietor, accused William Drewitt of stealing a cab. But as it was a case of disputed possession, the Southampton magistrates dismissed Drewitt, it was a matter for County Court; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 1 Feb 1868, from news.bl.uk; scan : [perhaps this George? His father James, a S'ton fly driver (cabby) in '71cen when George a dock labourer. Perhaps dock work well paid, but 'proprietor' implies higher status. James's younger brother a George b.1821 (not vis '61/'71cen) & 2 other Georges in S'ton '71cen both [ship's?] stewards 39 & 40] : [any connection to William Soper cab proprietor, 2 charges of assault 1865, S'ton?]
: '71cen George dock labourer 35, b.S'ton; at 26 Southampton St, S'ton; Charlotte 32, b.Ireland; Frederick 6; Louisa 4 scholars; Ellen 1, all b.Sotn, also wife's brother 24 unm painter b.Newport, I of W : in same property lodger Mary Pearce 70 widow on parish relief b.Beaulieu : scan
: '81cen George dock labourer 43 at 46 Dock St, St Mary, S'ton; b.S'ton; Charlotte 42 b.Parkhurst; Frederick W 16; Ellen K 11; George J 8; James 6 all b.S'ton [?a Louisa Ann Soper d.Apr>Jun 1875 S'tn age 8
: c1886 : George became blind; ['11cen says totaly blind 20y c.1891]
: '91cen George 52 blind 5 years, supported by sons, at 2 Upper Bannister St, Southampton, All Saints; b.S'tn; Charlotte 51 b.Ireland; George 18 drapers porter; James 16 fruitiers porter all b.S.tn; (family of 7 also at larger part of address {lower part?}) scan [?Frederick 27 & wife Mary A E 25 both b.S'ton at St Mary, S'ton (Frederick William m.Jul>Sep 1890 S'ton) : [an Ellen Kate m.Oct>Dec 1897 S'ton]
: 1892 : James George Soper b~Jan 1874 2nd Dragoons 1892; b.All Saints, S'tn; 18y 7y; 5ft 8½in; 131lbs; 33in expansion 2in; fresh face; blue grey eyes; brown hair; C of E; scar on eight stuenb?; Father George of Upper Bannister St; Discharged Winchester 29 Jul 1892; consideredunfit for the army, defective vision both eyes; at Winchester, Southampton, Hants army record]
: 1894 : James George Soper (1874-?) Trooper, nr.4208, 18th Hussars 1894-1903: b.Southampton: 5ft 9in; weight 140lbs; chest 36in, fresh complexion; grey eyes; reddish brown hair; C of E; I.S. tatooed on back of left forearm Enlisted age 20 a porter: previous service R.Hants Reg; discharged by purchase 1 Apr 1893; medical 16 Aug 1894 Winchester; Join The Corps of Hussars; Posted 18th Hussars 19 Aug 1894 appointed Trooper 3 Nov; 14 days for drunkeness 27 Dec 1898; Transfered to A Reserve 1 Sep 1902: Discharged 16 Aug 1903 (12y? 351d service)army record]
: 1895 : Charlotte Soper d.21 Jan 1895, age 55 in Upper Bannister St, Southampton; 'Hampshire Advertiser' 26 Jan, from newspapers.bl.uk, [Charlotte d.Jan>Mar 1895 age 55 S'ton]
: 1898 : a George witnessed Whale marriages, S'ton 1898
: '01cen George 59 widow, blind, at 40 Dukes Rd, Portswood, Southampton, Hants; b.S'ton living with son Frederick 37 ships stevedore b.S'ton; Emma 40 b.Gosport, Hants; Kate 9; Frederick 6; Nellie 4; Bessie 3; Harold 1 all b.S'ton; scan & at Portswood, George 28 china & glass packer b.S'ton (& a Mary 35 at St Mary, b.S'ton) (no James visable - ?so possibly the James George b.S'tn 1872 in Army?)
: '11cen George 73 widower, totaly blind 20y, boarding [living with son] Frederick 46 dock labourer in 5 rooms at 15 Manor Terrace, Manor Farm Rd, Bitterne Park, Southampton, Hants; b.S'tn; Emma 49 {m.21y, 5 births; 5 alive}; b.Gosport, Hampshire Kate 19 general domestic servant; Frederick 16 shop porter; Nellie 14 domestic servant; Bessie 13 school; Harold 11 school; all b.Southampton scan (speculate George reduced age while labouring?)]
: 1915 George Soper (c1837-1915) d.Apr>Jun 1915, age 78,
: '39cen Frederick W 74m stevedore (retired) (b.31 Mar 1865) at 271 Manor Farm Rd, Southampton; Emma 81m unpaid dom duties (b.25 Mar 1858); Alice K 47unm unpaid dom duties (b.19 Mar 1892) scan : [Alice Kate Soper b.Apr>Jun 1892 S'tn; d.Jan>Mar 1951 age 58 b.S'tn]
: 1947 Emma Soper (c1858-1947) d.Oct>Dec 1947, Southampton, age 89
: 1951 Frederick W Soper (c1865-1951) d.Jul>Sep 1951, Southampton, age 86
: [ggrdau of Ellen Kate Soper, Alison Crisp asks for info on Soper children after 1881; Ellen m.Oliver Trodd, (1872-?) 5 children b.S'tn 1899-1908 ]

Henry Soper (b.Andover, Hants) m.to Mary Parfitt or Esther Seaward.Oct>Dec 1865 Andover

Ann Soper pauper patient from 11 May 1865 Hants institution, Hampshire, died there [4m later] 5 Sep 1865; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan
: Ann Soper d.Jul>Sep 1865, Fareham, Hants : [not yet linked]

Job Soper m.Kate Bachelor Jul>Sep 1865 Andover, Hants
: Job Soper b.1836 Hurstbourne to John & Joanna Witcher, who m.
1832 at Hurstbourne Tarrant
'61cen Johannah 62m, maltster's wife, b.Cnham; also dau, Ann Jay 31 b Hurstbourne & grandchildren, Mary E Jay 5, a scholar b.Fovant, Wilts & William Jay 1 b.Newbury, Berks
: '71cen John labouring malster 67, b.Burgclere; at The Dean, Hurstbourne Tarrant; Job 36 ag lbr, b.HT; Kate 25, b.Figheldean, Wilts [nr.Salisbury]: scan
: '81cen John 34 master labr (maltster) at Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants; Kate33 b.Figheldean, Wilts [3m N of Amesbury] & father John 77master labr (maltster)  b.Burchlere, Hants
: '91cen Job 56 maltster (employee) in 3 rooms at Hurstbourne Street, Hurstbourne Tarrant; b.HT; Kate 44 b.Figheldean, Wilts; & widowed father John 87b.Burghclere, Hants; scan : [John's d. not vis]
: '01cen Job 66 general labourer in 4 rooms at Hurst St, Hurstbourne Tarrant,b.HT; Kate 55, b.Figheldean, Wilts; scan
: '11cen Job 76 farm labourer in 3 rooms at Hurstbourne Tarrant, Andover,b.HT; Kate 66 {m.45y, 0 births}b.Figheldean & visitors Isabella Wells 17 monitoress at element school & Beatrice Wells 12 at school both b.HT scan
: Job (c1834-1914) d.Oct>Dec 1914, Andover, age 80
: ?a Kate d.Jan>Mar 1915, Bicester, Oxon age 68

William Soper cab proprietor summoned at Southampton Guildhall for assaulting Charles Self another cab proprietor. A customer came to the cab stand wanting to be taken to Netley Hospital he refused Soper's offer of 4s & Self took him for 2s 6d. Soper later knocked him down & kicked his hat. Soper said he merely pushed Self & like other cabs coming in from the country cut fares down. Fined 5s & costs; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 18 Nov 1865, from news.bl.uk; scan : [?a William Soaper bpt.27 Mar 1825 North Waltham to James & Joanna Kinchin- ES's tree]

NEWS STORY: The disastrous effects of cattle plague robbed exhibits from Hampshire & Berkshire Agricultural Society show at Reading Jun 1866

Frederick Henry Soper (c1838-1877) b.S'tn, dock porter: m.Sarah Hayter (b.6 Mar 1841) 24 Nov1866 S'tn;[ES's tree] Frederick Henry b.Jul>Sep 1837 S'ton to James & Ann Rice Bishop m.1835 S'ton
- Robert William Soper b.23 Jan 1866 S'ton; m.Elizabeth Julia Tillman 8 Jun 1895 Hayling Island; d.4 Jan 1898 S'ton.
- Frederick Henry Soper b.5 May 1867; d.Oct>Dec 1888 age 21
: '61cen; Frederick H 22unm with parents James 43 porter b.Basingstoke, at 17 Upper (?Banistead?), All Saints, S'tn; Ann 46, b.Winchester, Hants, George 24, Frederick H 22, Ann V 20, Ellen 18, Jane 16, all b.S'ton, Louisa 13 not scholar (oddly 5 age 13-24, jobs just 'porter's sons & dau') & James 11scholar both b.Havere, France
: '71cen : Frederick H 33 dock porter at 17 Upper Bannister St, b.S'ton; Sarah 29 b.Romsey; Robert 6; Frederick 4 both scholars, b,S'ton also brother in law William Hayter 23unm flyman b.S.tonscan : next in list; 'Royal Standard' nr18
: 1877 Frederick Henry d.3 Jan1877 16 Upper Banister St, S'ton, age 40 [d.Jan>Mar S'tn aged 39] of Romsey (later Browning)of parents George & Ann; died age 66
: '81cen; Sarah 40 widow laundress at 16 Bannister St, S'ton; b.Romsey; Robert 16 general clerk; Fredrick 13 scholar both b. S'ton. [widowed age 36 when sons 11 & 12]: '91cen none vis
: 1883 ?a Sarah Soper m.James Browning Jan>Mar 1883, S'ton
: 1888 son Frederick Henry Soper d.Oct>Dec 1888 age 20

George Soper (1841-1909) m.Elizabeth Prior 23 Jun 1866 Ashe & Dean, Hants [m.Apr>Jun Whitchurch RD] [tree on startx.co.uk]
: George bpt.7 Nov 1841 Kingsclere, Hants [b.Oct>Dec] to John & Jane Smith who m.1836 (wife Elizabeth b.1847 Micheldever)
- George Soper (1866-1941) bpt.23 Dec Ashe [b.Oct>Dec Whitchurch]; m.Sarah Ann Cranford (c1866-c1943) 1901, Hartley Witney RD; d.Apr>Jun Surrey NW RD, age 74; [William George (1902-65); Ethel May (1908-63)
- Frederick Soper (1868-1896) bpt.4 Dec 1868 St Nicholas, Steverton [Oct>Dec Basingstoke RD]; bur.21 May 1896 St N, age 27 St Nicholas, Steventon
- Edward James Soper (1871-1915) bpt.12 Nov St N [b.Oct>Dec Basingstoke]; coachman m.Emma Jane Winterbourne 7 Jan 1909, St Mary, Kingsclere, (witnesses: Daisy Powell & Frank Webb); Edward d.26 Apr WW1, Pvt, Hants Reg; Ypres, Flanders, age 43
- Edith Soper (1874-1915) b.1873 Steventon [b.Oct>Dec Basingstoke]; m.William Henry Taphouse 31 Aug 1901, St N; George 69 with her '11cen below; d.Apr>June 1915 Basingstoke RD, age 41
- William Soper (1875-1957) b.11 Sep; bpt.30 Oct St N [b.Oct>Dec Basingstoke RD]; blacksmith m.Rose Ellen Mundy 1909, St Mary the Virgin, Micheldever; d. Winchester; 3 children
- Florence Soper (1878-?) bpt.9 June 1878 St N m.John Godfrey Allen 3 Dec 1903, St Nicholas, Steventon [m.Oct>Dec Basingstoke RD]; 3 children
- Sydney Soper (1880-?) bpt.1 Aug 1880 St N [b.Apr>July Basingstoke RD]; m.Clara Ellen Preston Sept 1907, Eton RD
: 1878 George bootmaker & postmaster, Steventon; Whites Directory; The previous postmaster, George Smith also a shoemaker (there in 1857) village history
: '71cen George 29 journeyman shoemaker at The Village, Steventon; b.Kingsclere; Elizabeth 23, b.Micheldever, Hants; George 4, b.Ash, Hants; Fredrick 2, b.Haventon, Hants : scan
: '81cen George 37 at Steventon Village [55 households] b.Kingsclere; Elizabeth b.Micheldever; George 14 b.Ashe, Hants; Frederick 12 b.Steventon both gen serv/ag labs; Edward 9; Edith 7; William 5 all scholars; Florence 3; Sydney 10m all b.Steventon
: 1885 George Soper bootmaker & postmaster, Steventon; Kelly Directory; same in 1895 & 1907 directories village history
: '91cen George 48 bootmaker b.Kingsclere at Post Office, Steventon; Elizabeth 43 b.Micheldever, Edith 17, William 15, Florence 12 & Sydney 10, all b.Steventon (nobody mentioned running post office; 'late the post office' mentioned 2 addresses up) : scan [??connection to Maria Soper postmistress at Worting, Basingstoke '51-'01cen]
:[Edward James?] a James, Pvt, East Surrey Reg 1892-1902;b.Steventon, nr.Winchester groom, age 18y 4m : [so b.~Oct 1873]; parents George & Elizabeth of Steventon; 5ft 3½in; weight 116lbs; chest 32½, fresh complexion; brown eyes; brown hair; C of E; Joined Kingston 26 Jan 1892, when with 3rd Bat E.Surrey Reg;
: Malta 93 (2¾y); S.Africa Oct 99 (2½y); service 12y army record
: George appointed, r[ural] aux[illary] postman, Post Office, Feb 1898, Steventon Subdistrict Office; PO Records scan
: '01cen George 59 boot maker at Post Office (St Nicholas), Steventon, b.Kingsdere; Elizabeth 52 post mistress b.Micheldever; Florence 22unmb.Steventon; scan [Florence m.1903]
: '01cen George 34unm platelayer at Thistlecroft, Walton on Thames, (St Peters), Sy, b.Steventon, Hants; boarding with Henry Wheeler 36 platelayer b.Micheldever, Hants, wife Emma 33 b.Stoke, Suffolk & kids 8 & 5, also boarder Ernest Kimmens 34unm coal carman b.Stoke, b.Steventon; scan
: '01cen Edith 27 cook domestic at Rectory, Ashe, Hants; b.Steventon, Hants; servant to Ernest Thoyts 49 clerk on holy orders, wife, 3 dau's, governess 28, housemaid 19, kitchemaid 15 scan
: ??Edward James Soper appointed PO, Sept 1902, job SO postman, Nettlestone Ryde [Isle of Wight] Dept;Post Office Records scan : [but no link to I of W]
: 1904 Elizabeth (c1848-1904) d.Oct>Dec, Basingstoke RD, age 56; bur.19 Dec Steventon*
: '11cen George 69 widower, bootmaker & postmaster, (self employed at home) in 5 rooms atSteventon, Whitchurch; b.Kingsclere, Hants with son-in-law William Henry Taphouse 34 bricklayer b.Overton, Edith 37 {m.10y, 5 births, all alive} b.Steverton & grsons William Henry 8 b.Basingstoke, Albert Edward 5 both at school, Henry James 3 & Florence Elizabeth 1m, all b.Steventon scan
: parents still 'of Steverton', when son Edward was killed 1915 in WW1
: George (c1844-1920) d.Jan>Mar 1920, age 76, Winchester, Hants; bur.8 Jan 1920 Steventon*
: *from researcher Ronald Soper Sep'14

Louisa Priscilla Soper, sacred memory of beloved daughter of Job & Louisa Soper who departed this life 12 May 1866, age 25 (4 lines of sentiment, unreadable) & of Louisa Soper mother of above, who died 13 Dec 1881, age 70; Grave at Ryde Cemetery, I of W : [Job m.Louisa 1840 Winchester]

Miss Soper attended [helped supervised] Harvest Thanksgiving at Whitewell [on coast road E of Ventnor], I of W; 22 communicated 10:30; 100 national school pupils at 1pm lunch; evensong at 3pm in 'Isle of Wight Observer' 13 Oct 1866, from news.bl.uk; scan : [??a Jane 15 laundress at Newchurch (4m too N) '61cen]

William Soper (c1840-1870) m.Amelia Hurst, Jan>Mar 1866 Southampton]
- Ellen Amelia Soper b.Oct>Dec 1868, Southampton : Ellen Amelia Soper m.either James Hudson or Francis Thomas Northover Oct>Dec 1889, Winchester
- William Edward Soper b.Jan>Mar 1871, S'tn : a William Edward Soper m.Lillian Esther Odell Oct>Dec
1897, S'ton
: ??a William drunk & agressive on High St, Southampton; Christmas night 1858, discharged
: William a boatswain's mate in P & O's steamship 'Ceylon', of French St, Southampton, when died leaving wife & child. Had been a diver in India
: William d.Apr>Jun 1870 at S.Stoneham age 30; Died deep sea diving at Calshot Castle, Southampton, Apr 1870
: '61cen William age abt 20, not vis in Hants (& '41cen/'51cen not in Hants)
: Mrs Soper given the 2 diving instructor's expences for attending inquest; in addition to previous gifts of 25s; scan
: '71cen a Amelia (c1845-?) widow 26, b.S'ton; at 29 French St, Southampton, St John; Ellen Amelia 2, b.S'ton; William Edward 2m, with parents John Hunt 60 licenced? porter b.Mitchlemarch? & Ellen 56 & son George 15unm a watchman all b.S'ton :
scan
: Amelia Soper m.Charles Frederick W Hanck, Jan>Mar 1881, Southampton
: '81cen Amelia 12 & William Edward 10, grandchildren at 13 Westgate St Southampton St Michael; mother Amelia Haunch 36 with seaman husband Charles F W Haunch 38 b.Germany (brit Sub); household head John Hurst 70 b.Michelmarsh, Hants & Ellen Hurst 64 b.S'tn & son George Hurst 24
neither children vis '91cen

Henry Soper Couzens, a grocer, Landport, [Portsmouth] to surrender at Bankrupts Court, London 26 Feb 1866
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Henry Soper Couzens 24 Arundel St, Landport, Hants, grocer, dealer in provisions tea, coffee, tobacco & snuff. Prisoner for Debt in Hants County Gaol, Winchester of adjudged bankrupt 12 Feb 1866, to appear at 1st meeting of creditors 28 Feb 11am at Basinghall St Court, London (
London Gazette 16 Feb) : 12 Apr application for discharge at Basinghall St (2 Mar) : Dividend meeting 8 Jan 1867 (20 Dec) : Henry Soper Couzens grocer of 9 Somers Rd, Southsea, deed 19 Feb 1868; all estate & effects to go to creditor’s trustee Richard Charles Cunningham, 62, Arundel St, Landport, Portsea upholsterer (London Gazette 21 Feb) : bankruptcy in The Times 17 Feb : 57/211p : [m.Caroline Frances Stickland, 1842 Portsea] : ['11cen connection? Henry Soper Couzens, 50 at Portsmouth, Hants]

James Soper m.Mary A Cane Oct>Dec 1866, Southampton (bmd) : James b.c1840 Blandford, St Mary, Dor [b.not vis bmd] to James & Mary Ann Cross who m.1816
- Albert Victor Soper b.1867 & d.1 Dec, age 2 months, at West End, South Stoneham [2m N S'ton]; 'Hampshire Advertiser' 7 Dec, from news.bl.uk; scan; b. & d.Oct>Dec 1867, South Stoneham, Hants, age 0
- Arthur James Soper (1870-1945) b.Apr>Jun Southampton; m.Charlotte Rosa Brown Jul>Sep
1898, West Ham, Ex; an Essex draper shop owner; d.Southend age 74
- Ernest Frank Soper 'Frank' b.22 Jun 1872 [b.Jul>Sep], S'ton; '01cen Lon draper; '11cen 38unm; S'ton draper 1907-1948' '39cen 67unm master draper
- Alice Kate Soper b.16 Feb '1880' [b.Jan>Mar 1879], Southampton; '01cen drapers ass 21; 1937 mother's executor; '39cen 59unm; 1967 S'ton, age 85
- Frederick Harold Soper b.Jul>Sep 1883, S'ton; m.Edith E Jenkins at Newport, Monmouthshire, 1915; master draper; d.1963
- ? Soper 2 other births b? ['11cen reports 7 births, 4 alive] : Albert above d.nr birth
: '41cen James age 20 with parents George & Elizabeth grocer, Blandford
: '51cen James 40 auctioneer & innkeeper, at West St, Blandford, Mary Ann 39 b.Spettesbury?; Catherine 17 barmaid; Mary 14; James 10; all b.Blandford, St Mary, Edwina 8; Susan 5; all 3 scholars, Mary Anne 3; all b.Blandford, Elizabeth 2m, Mary 73 widowed mother, annuitant, Susan Walk 17 gen servant, William Adams 18 Oatler/servant b.Shillingborne? ; scan]
: '61cen George 56 b.Blandford, Dor; Elizabeth 54 b.Chudder, S.set & nephew James 20 b.Blandford; also servant Edward Price 18, b.Forecingeriggs, Hants
: 1867 James provison merchant when 1st child b.1867 26 '01cen
: 1868; grocer of St Marys Street had 2 trucks stolen from in from of his shop; scan
:
'71cen; James grocer 29 at 13 St Mary St, St Mary, S'ton; b.Blandford, Dor; Mary 24; Arthur 9m, both b.S'ton : scan
: 1871 a grocer & provision merchant, 13 St Mary St, Kelly Directory also 1876
: 1871 ?? a James presented canister of tea, value 15s, 1st prize, '6 ferns' class, Southampton Horticultural Society Jun 1871; scan [same prize from Soper Jun 1872]
: 1873 Mr Soper of St Mary St, donated 'rocks' [uncharitable - unless cakes?] to a collection for a distribution to poor of S'ton workhouse & their annual outing (on steamship to HMS Victory, Portsmouth); Sep
1873; scan
: '81cen James 31 [41?] grocer at 63 St Marys St; b.Blandford, Dor; Mary A 34; Arthur 10; Frank 8 all scholars; Alice 2 & visitor Emma Cave 28unm 'lady' all b.Southampton
: 1884 a grocer & 63 St Mary St, Kelly Directory also 1876
: '91cen; not vis
: '01cen; James 60 retired grocer at 72 Portswood Rd, Portswood, Southampton, Hants, b.Blandford, Dor; Mary Ann 54; Alice K 21unm drapers assistant, both b.Southampton;
scan
: '01cen; Ernest Frank 28unm draper assistant at 10 Walkers Court, St James, Westminster, (St Lukes), Lon, b.Southampton, Hants; servant to Lewis George Whiteway 25 draper b.Dev, wife 31 b.Dublin; 4 assistants 16-57, 2 apprentices15 & 16 , cook 17, housemaid 14 scan
: '01cen; Fred H 17 drapers assistant at 62 Blakhinton? Gd, Hove, Sx, b.Southampton, Hants with Robert I Blet? 42 draper & his family all b.Hove; scan
: 1908 James d.5 Nov 1908 of 72 Portswood Rd, Southampton; probate London 28 Dec 1908 to Mary Ann widow; estate £1,550 5s 2d ; from Probate Calender, scan : [James (c1840-1908) d.Oct>Dec, South Stoneham, Hants, age 68]
: '11cen Mary Ann 64 widow {m.44y, 7 births; 4 alive} in 7 rooms at 72 Portswood Rd, Southampton, Hants; b.S'ton; Ernest Frank 38unm draper (self employed); Alice Kate 29unm; Frederick Harold 26unm draper (self employed) all b.S'ton; gr.dau Vera 5 b.Southend on Sea, [Kent]; also sister Clara Emma Peters 57 widow {m.18y, 0 births} b.S'tn scan
: 1912 Mr F H Soper sailed 1st class on "Francis" (Booth Line), 2,511 tons from Galveston, [Texas], US arriving Liverpool, Eng 4 Jun 1912; Previous permanant residence USA; Intended future residence England; scan & scan 2; UK Incoming Register : [??a cotton port; so possibly Frederick Harold Soper? - but 1st class?]
: 1937 Mary Ann Soper d.24 Jan 1937, widow of 72 Portswood Rd, Southampton, Hants; {d.Jan>Mar, age 89} probate London 5 Apr 1937 to Arthur James Soper, draper [son b.1870], Alice Kate Soper, spinster [dau b.1879]; estate £2,577 11s 8d; from Probate Calender, scan
: '39cen Alice K 59unm unpaid domestic duties (b.16 Feb 1880) at 72 Portswood Rd, Southampton & Ernest F 67unm draper (master) (b.22 Jun 1872) scan
: 1967 Alice K d.Oct>Dec 1967 S'ton, age 85

Richard Soper (c1822-1867) a policeman of Nelson Rd, Freemantle, Millbrook parish, Portsmouth. His will 1 June 1867. Everything to wife, except his watch & family bible, bequethed to son Charles Soper : Richard Soper, executor & guardian of my children under age : witnesses Henry Tiford, gardener, Roundhams Nursing Home & Edward Harrison, darey man, Shirley, Hants : Died 2 Jul 1867 : Proved 14 Dec 1871 by oath of Sarah Ann Soper, widow sole executor : He left less than £20 : 5M62/12 p102 microfilm at Hants RO
: [Richard b.c1822 Basingstoke, m.Sarah Anne Sign Harrison 23 Dec 1844, Romsey]
: [presume widow Sarah Anne Sign Soper's will 1875]
: [R Soper of Nelson Rd in undated Southampton Directory Plimsoll.org p324]

Samuel Soper m.Sarah A Piper 20 Oct* 1866 Andover [m.Oct>Dec]
: Samuel Soper b.23 Mar 1846, Hazelton Farm, a subdivision of Penton Mewsey: [parents James m.Mary Marchment
1839; see xls Hants tree] : [image of Sarah Ann Soper (Piper) right from Piper tree] Sarah b.20 Jun* 1948 Andover Samuel & Sarah lived in Bermondsey, Southwark Park area of Surrey 1875-1932. (Samuel b.23 Mar 1846 Penton Newsey, Hants & Sarah b.20 Jun 1846 Andover Hants) : I descend from the dau...*
- Mary Ann Soper (1868-1913) b.9 Feb Lower Lee/Litchfield, Hants; [b.Jan>Mar Fareham reg dist], m.Frederick Cooper 2 Jan 1892 [m.Jan>Mar St Olave, Lon bmd dist] & moved to Santa Barbara c1907 (From Nancy Robinson 2002) - her siblings stayed Eng; d.23 Jan
- Walter Soper b.Jan>Mar 1870, Andover reg dist, Hants; b.Titchfield?, Hants; school cert 1869?; m.Mary Ann Livock 1891; 4 children;
- Arthur Soper b.25 Apr 1871 Clatford, Andover [b.Apr>Jun] '11cen billiard marker 40unm**; [ancestry.com private record] : [?? an Arthur (c1871-1916) d.Jul>Sep, Leicester, age 45; (no other Arthur in Lei vis)]
- Agnes Soper b.16 May 1872 Bermonsey, Lon [b.Apr>Jun St Olave reg dis] : ['01cen unm servant, 42, at Rotherhite; not vis '11cen; ?an Agnes (c1873-1905) d.Jul>Sep, Kensington, Lon, age 32]
- William James Soper b.Jul>Sep 1875 & Jul>Sep 1876 age 0, both St Olave; bur.27 Jul 1876 at Victoria Park Cemetery, Hackney, Lon; from 106 Fort Rd, Bermondsey; scan from non-conformist registers
- Sarah June Soper b.19 Sep 1876; b.Oct>Dec & d.Jul>Sep 1878, St Olave, age 2 [from tree]
- Albert Edward Soper b.Jul>Sep 1878 & d.Jul>Sep 1879, St Olave, Lon, age 1*
- Ernest Soper b.Jul>Sep 1882 & d.Jul>Sep 1882, St Olave, Lon, age 0*
- Mable Lillian Soper b.27 Sep 1887 Bermonsey [b.Oct>Dec at St Olave]; m.Robert Dawson at St Albans, Herts, Oct>Dec 1909; children Ernest Samuel Dawson (1913-87).1913 & Beatrice Dawson b.1917 : [forum query]
- Wilfred Augustine Samuel Soper (1889-1932) b.8 Feb Bermonsey [b.Jan>Mar St Olave]; '11cen 22unm warehouseman; m.Cecily M Nickson 1915 Wandsworth; d.Hendon age 43* source1, 2, 3 & 4; decendant Murray Russ genforum.com
: 1869 ?a Walter won certificate at recent examinations for freehand or geometrical drawing at Royal British School dept of Science & Art; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 31 Jul 1869, from news.bl.uk; scan
: '71cen : Samuel poacher? at mill 25; at 28 Providence Cottage, Goodworth Clatford [just S of Andover], b.Penton; Sarah Ann 22, b.Andover; Mary Ann 3, b.Titchfield; Walter 1 b.Andover
scan
: '81cen Samuel 35 tanners labourer at 106 Fort Rd, Bermondsey, Sy; b.Penton, Hants; Sarah A 32 b. Andover, Hants : Mary A 13 Lower Lee, Hants; Walter 11 Andover, Hants; Arthur 9 Clafford, Hants; Agnes 8 Bermondsey, Sy scan
: 1881 S Soper porter at West End [now W.Hampstead]; Midland Railway record; wage 16s; £1 1s Mar'81; £1 2s May'82 scan & scan2 : [no railway S vis '81cen]
: '91cen Samuel 45 railway porter in 4 rooms at 26 Southwark Park Rd, (St Anns?) Bermondsey, Sy; b.Penton, Hants Sarah A 42 b.Andover, Mary A 23unm b.Litchfield, Hants; Arthur 19 card edge gilder b.Clatford, Hants; 'Avne' 18 book folder [Agnes??]; Mabel L 3; Wilfred A S 2 all b.Bermondsey; scan
: '01cen Samuel 55 railway porter in 2 rooms at 17 Hastings Buildings, Bermondsey; b.Penton, Hants; Sarah A 52 b.Andover, Hants, Mabel Lilian 13 & Wilfrid A 12 both b.Bermondsey; scan
: '01cen Agnes unm serv 42, at 108 Lower Rd, Rotherhite, [part of Bermondsey], with family of Walter John & Edith (Robson) Climpson
: 1905 Sarah Ann Soper (c1849-1905) d.Jan>Mar 1905, age 56, Bermondsey, Sy [St Olave reg dist], Lon
: 1906 Samuel 2nd m.Sarah Ann Warner nee Pampling, 1 Sep* 1906 [m.Jul>Sep St Olave], (widow of Thomas Warner) Samuel d.St Olave, Sy; Sarah b.1906 to David & Anne Maria, survived him ancestry.com
: '11cen Samuel 65 head railway warehouseman (employee) in 7 rooms at 32 Surrey Sq, Walworth, Southwark, Lon; b.Andover, Hants, Sarah Ann 52 {m.4y, no births} b.Chelmsford, Essex; sons Arthur 40unm billiard marker, b.Andover; Wlifred 22unm warehouseman (hosiery, em'ee) b.Bermondsey, Lon & sons James F Warner 20unm warehouseman (photography, em'ee); Albert E Warner 18 cycle repairer; dau Ellen F Walner 14 millinary apprentice all b.Walworth; scan
: 1914 ** ??an A Soper of Walthamstow, Ex made 126 break on a full-size billiard table. Only 250 UK amateurs achieved a 100+ break, all listed in The Billiard Monthly : Aug 1914 [Arthur a billiard marker '11cen]
: 1932 Samuel Soper (c1846-1932) d.18 May* 1932, age 86, [d.Apr>Jun] Southwark, Lon
: 1938 Sarah A Soper (c1859-1938) d.Apr>Jun 1938, Camberwell, Lon, age 79
: Nancy Ellen Robinson, of OR, US, grgrgrandau looking for descendents of the 4 Livock children. "It's a long time to '11cen so looking for record after '01cen. I've used freebmd, 1837online & Kinfolks with no luck. Wonder if went to Canada/Aust?" : [see xls Hants tree] : [see family London 1846] *from a geni tree

William Soper of Giles Hill [Burgclere], summonsed George Bolland, a boy, for having annoyed him by throwing stones upon St Giles Hill across the hedge. Boy often summomsed. Complainant frequently annoyed with boys throwing stones & tin Kettles down the hill into his garden, endangering passers-by. Pleaded guilty, Mayor fined him 2s 6d,his father paid; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 6 Jul 1867, from news.bl.uk; scan & in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 10 Jul; scan
: Soper was quite incapable of carrying out the duties [at St Giles Hill], so his services resolved to be dispenced with, by the General Purpose Committee at Winchester Town Council; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 9 May 1868;
scan [if William he'd be 78]
: ['61cen, William71 ag lab & Ann 74 of 3 Giles Hill, Burgclere] : [William m.Ann bef.
1824]

W G F Soper awarded a certificate in geometry at Royal British Schools & 1 of 10 got prizes in school for 'exellent' marks; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 3 Aug 1867, from news.bl.uk; scan : [??a William George Frederick Soper b.Apr>Jun 1852, Southampton, Hants] : [Infant's 'national school' at Upper Edward St, 250 boys & 100 girls Pigots Directory 1841. A school on the Royal British Schools system opened beneath the Pear Tree Independant Chapel 1841; source]

James Soper Vincent of Cranbourne, Wonston, yeoman : Will 1867 : 5M62/8 p.906 Hants RO : [James Soper Vincent of Monxton m.1826 above]

John Burgess Soper recieved conveyance from Thomas May & John May of property & land in Richmond Rd 1867? (called 'The Leas' when sold 1934) Hants Record Ofice : ref 63M83/B4/66 : [see JBS 1820]

W R Soper, High St, Southampton, boot & last manufacturer bunkrupt list in London Gazette 18 Oct; in 'Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper' (pub.Lon), 27 Oct 1867, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan

Mary Ann Soper widowed servant of Weeke [Winchester] m.Charles Brocker (batchelor) Prvt 60th Rifles of Win[chester] Barracks at 29 Jun 1867 at St Matthews, Weeke, Hants weekehistory.co.uk [60th Reg (King’s Royal Rifle Corps) depot there] : [m.Jul>Sep 1867 Winchester] : [not obvious in '61cen]

John Burgess Soper & Philip Hobbs, in business as engineers, gunsmiths & gas fitters, at Wote St, Basingstoke, Hants, was dissolved by mutual consent 1 Jan 1867; the business carried on by Philip Hobbs (London Gazette 15 Jan) : [see JBS 1820]

Albert Victor Soper son of James Soper provison merchant, d.1 Dec 1867, age 2 months, at West End, South Stoneham; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 7 Dec, from news.bl.uk; scan

Charles m.Harriet Hankin Jul>Sep 1867 Kingsclere : (bpt.7 Jan 1827 to Henry & Charlotte Baggs who m.1814) : [CDL line]
- Charles Soper b.7 Jan 1867 Hannington; '91cen 24unm farm labourer '01cen 34 game keeper
- James Soper b.Oct>Dec 1868 Hannington : m.Alice Simmonds Oct>Dec 1893
- Mary Ann Soper b.Oct>Dec 1870 Hannington [Kingsclere bmd dist] ?'91cen dairy maid 21unm : not vis '01cen ??a Mary Ann m.William Chandler Apr>Jun 1899, Kingsclere
- Sarah Soper b.Jan>Mar 1863 Hannington
- Richard Soper b.Jul>Sep 1874 Hannington; '01cen 26unm farm labr; m.Emily Eva Warwick June 1901, Kingsclere RD : Warwick Tree on startx.co.uk; d.30 Jan 1958 Hannington
- David Soper b.Apr>Jun 1876 Hannington; '01cen 24 farm labourer; m.Mary Ann Baker Apr>Jun 1906 Kingsclere
- Edwin George Soper b.20 Oct 1878 Hannington (b.Oct>Dec Kingsclere RD)
- Henry Soper b.Jul>Sep 1881 Hannington; '01cen 19 carter; '11cen 29unm carter
- Annie Soper b.c1885 Hannington; not vis bmd
- Patience Fanny Soper b.Oct>Dec 1886 Hannington (Kingsclere RD); no m/d,vis bmd
: '61cen Charles 33 ag lab at Hannington with father Henry 71 widower ag lab, both b.Hannington
: '71cen : Charles ag lab 43 [but 45?], b.Hannington; at Hannington Village; Harriet 29, b.Church Oakley; Charles 4 scholar; James 2; Mary A 5m,all b.Hannington scan
: '81cen Charles 53, gen labourer at cottage in Hannington Newfound b.Hannington; Harriet 39 b.Newfound, Hants; Charles 14 farm servant; Mary A 10; Sarah 8; Richard 6; David 4 all scholars; Edwin G 2 all b.Hannington
: '91cen : Charles 62 farm labourer at a 3 room cottage, Hannington, Hants(Kingsclere dist); b.Hannington; Harriet 49b.Wootton St Lawrence, Hants; Charles 24unm farm labourer; Erwin {Edwin?} 12 farm carter; Henry 9; Annie 6 both scholars; Patience 4 b.Hannington; scan : [William/Sarah Baggs 49/46one side; Jesse Baggs 40 other]
: '91cen : Mary A 21unm dairy maid at Hall Farm, Church Rd, Arborfield, Berks; b.Hannington, Hants with David Brill 54 widower, farm labourer b.Hurst, Berks; scan
: '01cen : Charles 73 farm labourer at Private House, Hannington; b.Hannington; Harriet 59 b.Newfound, Hants; Charles 34 game keeper; David 24 farm labourer both b.Hannington; scan : ['01/'11cen Edwin G 22/32 not vis]
: '01cen : Richard, head, 26unm farm labourer at Kingsclere; Henry 19 carter on farm both b.Hannington; scan
: '11cen : Charles 84 old age pensioner in 2 rooms at Hannington, Basingstoke [Kingsclere reg dist]; b.Hannington; Harriet 68 {m.48y, 10 births, 8 alive} b.Wooten St Lawrence, Hants; Henry 29unm carter on farm b.Hannington scan
: Charles Soper (c1827-1915) d.Jan>Mar 1915, Kingsclere, Hants, age 88
: Harriet Soper (c1843-1917) d.Oct>Dec 1917, Kingsclere, age 74
: '39cen Edwin G 60unm permanent way labourer heavy worker (b.20 Oct 1878) at Rectory Cottages, Church Oakley, Basingstoke; with Fred Woodhouse 74 widowed (b.3 Dec 1865) farm labourer, retired scan

George Soper cab proprietor, accused William Drewitt of stealing a cab. But as it was a case of disputed possession, the Southampton magistrates dismissed Drewitt, it was a matter for County Court; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 1 Feb 1868, from news.bl.uk; scan : [a William Soper cab proprietor, 2 charges of assault 1865, S'ton] : [perhaps George b.1835 eldest son of James, a S'ton fly man in '71cen when George a dock labourer by then (ES's tree). Perhaps dock labouring well paid, but 'Proprietor' implies higher status 'ie owned a business'?. James had a younger brother b.1821 (not vis '61/'71cen) & 2 other Georges in S'ton '71cen both [ship's?] stewards 39 & 40]

T Soper awarded prize in freehand 110 examinations in May & 8 prizes given at Royal British School for Boys, Dept of Art; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 22 Aug 1868, from news.bl.uk; scan

W R Soper bootmaker of Southampton owed £176 of £738 due at bankruptcy of Francis Dibbens, shoemaker of Ryde, Isel of Wight due to bad trade & want of capital; London Bankruptcy Court; in 'Isle of Wight Observer' 25 Jul 1868, from news.bl.uk; scan

Henry Soper m.Miriam Wise Jul>Sep 1868 Andover, Hants; Henry b.c1845 Penton, Hants; Henry John Soper b.June 1844 Penton Mewsey, Hants family tree
- William James Soper b.Oct>Dec 1868 Andover; m.Kate Elizabeth Hayward 1896, Highworth, Wilts : 'James' in '81cen
- Ellen Sophia Soper b.Apr>Jun 1870 [Andover bmd district]
- Harry Soper bpt privately.7 Jun 1872 & d.12 Jun 1872 age 6 weeks both at Wherwell [Andover bmd dist] father a shepherd source
- Mary Jane Soper b.Jul>Sep1873 Wherwell, [Andover reg dist]; son Isaac b.1898; ['11cen with parents 38unm]
- John Soper b.c1876 Abbotts Ann, Hants [not vis Andover RD; ?a John b.Apr>Jun 1875 Basingstoke] : '01cen army pensioner [??possibly Henry John Soper, see below army record]
- Sarah Soper b.Oct>Dec 1877 Quarley, Hants [Andover RD] ?a Sarah (c1878-1892) d.Apr>Jun 1892, age 14, Whitchurch, Hants
- Roland Soper b.18 Jan 1880, Milton Lilbourne, Wilts (igi) [b.Jan>Mar Pewsey RD] : labourer ['Rolen' m.Minnie Maud Penton 1902 & son 'Rowlan' b.1902 Andover]
- Fanny Soper b.Oct>Dec 1883 Sadgershall, Wilts [Pewsey RD]; m.Albert Wyndham Emm (1887-1948) Apr>Jun 1908 Andover; Fanny Emm d.Jul>Sep 1959 Salisbury, Wilts, age 75
- Joseph Soper b.Jul>Sep 1886 Andover; '01cen farm yardman 15; '11cen Pvt 9th Lancers at Salisbury, Wilts
- Edith May Soper b.Jul>Sep 1891 Weyhill/Sopley, Hants [Whitchurch RD]
- - Isaac Soper grandson, mother Mary J; b.Oct>Dec 1898, Kingsclere (b.Shere Down, Basingstoke); cycle repairer; Soldier WW1 below; m.Eva M Garnett Apr>Jun 1923 Andover : [?so notnavy seaman WW1]; ?d.Apr>Jun 1950 Southampton, age 51
: '71cen Henry 25 shepherd at (or next to) Coplar/Poplar Cottage, Abbots Ann, b.Penton, Hants, Miriam 22 b.Stoke, Hants, William James 3 b.Andover & Ellen 10m b.Abbots Ann, also lodger James King 23 groom/dom serv b.Pewsey, Wilts scan : [indexed Seper in FreeCen]
: '81cenHenry 37 shepherd, Hants at Fyfield, Milton Lilborne, Wilts b.Penton; Miriam 34 housework b.St Mary Bourne, Hants; James 12; Ellen 10 both b.Andover, Hants; Mary 7 b.Workmill?, Hants; John 5 b.Abbotts Yans?, Hants all 4 scholars; Sarah 3 b.Quarley, Hants; Roland 1 b.Milton, Wilts
: '91cen Henry 47 shepherd, in 4 rooms at Apsley, Hurstbourne Priors, Hants '91cen; b.Penton, Hants; Meriam 44 b.Stoke, Hants; John 15 agricultural labourer b.Abbots Ann, Hants; Sarah 13b.Quarley, Hants; Roland 11 b.Wilton, Wilts; Fanny 7b.Sadgershall, Wilts; Joseph 5b.Andover, Hants; also ag lab lodgers Charles Brooks 20 b.Penton, Hants & William Mills b.St Mary Bourne scan
: Edith Soper b.14 Jun 1891 admitted to Broughton Church of England School, Broughton from Andover British;15 Oct 1900; claimed exemption from RE; father Henry; left 9 Oct 1903 scan & Isaac Soper b.27 Sep 1898 admitted to Broughton school 18 Sep 1902; parent ? Soper of Broughton scan
: '01cen Henry 56 shepherd at North End, Broughton, Hants, b.Penton; Miriam 50, b.Stoke; Mary 27 gen serv b.Wherwell, Hants; John 24unm army pensioner b.Little Ann, Hants; Joseph 15 yardman on farm b.Andover, Hants; Edith 9, b.Hurstbourne, Hants; Isaac 2 b.Basingstone, Hants; scan
: '01cen Roland 19 labourer at 47 Chantry St, Andover; b.Milton, Hants, boarding with Henry Longman 62 carter, wife & nephew 20 ; scan
: '01cen Fanny 17 general domestic serv at The Laurels, Junction Rd, Andover; b.Ludgershall scan
: '11cen Henry 66 'none' [& no work for all family]; in 5 rooms at 2 Tennyson Villas, Wyhill Rd, Andover, b.Penton C, Miriam 61 [m.42y 11 births, 3 deaths] b.Stoke, Hants; Mary Jane 38unm b.Werwell, Hants; Edith May 19 b.Sopley, Hants & grandson Isaac 12 b.Shere Down, Hants : scan
- '11cen Joseph 24unm private, 9th Lancers at Netheravon S O [Netheravon Cavalry School, Netheravon], Wilts; b.Andover, Hants; page has 30 unm privates from abt 20 regiments; unit's 1st page headed by Capt Jams Tapley 33, Army Training Corps & a Lieut from each Reg scan a b
: 1916 Mary Jane Soper at 1 Clarence Villa Adelaide Rd, Andover, Hants, 1919 22 Adelaide Rd, when Isaac soldier WW1
: 1918 Isaac b.Andover 1898 cycle repairer in TR reserve Sep 1916; Mother: Mary Jane Soper [?sister '01cen];1 Clarence Villa Adelaide Rd, Andover, Hants; age 17; Apr 1917 Mobilized & enlisted at WInchester; Private nr.26742 Royal Warwickshire Reg Apr 1918 to France;Demob Feb 1919; military service record scaned
: 1933 Henry J Soper (c1844-1933) d.Apr>Jun 1933, Andover, age 89
: 1933 Miriam Soper d.Apr>Jun 1933 age 84 Andover
: perhaps John??: Henry John Soper (1875-?) Private, nr.41641st & 2nd Devonshire Reg 1895-1900; Joined 1895 age 19y 2m when with Hants Militia; 5ft 6in, 118lbs, 34in; pale complexion, brown eyes & hair; C of E; scars on calf & thigh; NofK, mother Myrom? Soper, Apsley [Farm (or Lane?)], Hurstbourne Priors, Whitchurch, Hants: b.Littleton?/Littleam, Andover, Hants labourer; India 1896 (1y 215d); S.Africa 1899 (78d); Discharged Dec 1900 medicaly unfit; India medal, Punjab Frontier & Tirah Expedition clasp

Edwin Soper m.Mary Elizabeth W C Robertson, Apr>Jun 1868, Romsey, Hants (bmd)
: Edwin bapt.15 Mar 1843, Blanford Forum to James innkeeper of Blandford, Dorset & Mary Ann (Cross) who m.
1832
- Frances Kate Soper b.Jan>Mar 1869, Romsey; confectioners ass, m.Jul>Sep 1892 S.Stoneham, Hants (to James Lamb or Christopher George Simpson)
- Florence Anne Soper b.Oct>Dec 1870, Romsey; milliners ass; m.Jul>Sep 1891 S.Stoneham, (to William Norton Nuttal or Arthur Battle)
: '61cen; George 56 ?baker? shop & grocer, Nursling; b.Blandford, Dor; Elizabeth 54 b.Chudder, S.set; James 20 b.Blandford; also servant Edward Price 18, b.Forecingeriggs, Hants [b.1803 Blandford to John & Ruth ne Bower, who m.1798 Swanage; BF grocer '41cen]
: '61cen; Mary Ann 45, widowed Innkeeper b.Spettisbury, Dor; Edwin 18 bricklayer; Susan 15; Anne 13; Elizabeth 10; John 7; William 4 all b.Blandford: [m.abt1832 innkeeper husband James]
: 1868 E Soper baker of Nursling'. A drying loft attached to his premises was broken into, 2, 16ld hams belonging to a neighbouring farmer were stolen. As yet nothing has been heard of this daring robbery; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 25 Apr 1868; scan
: '71cen; Edwin baker 28 at Nursling Rd, Nursling, b.Blanchford, Dor; Mary E W C 23, b.Reston, Scotland; Frances Kate 2, Florence 6m, b.Nursling, at same road/house; Elizabeth 67 widowed aunt; b.Chedder, S.set :
scan
: ?Soper present at Nursling meeting; £22 collected for a reading room library & recreation room for working men [a old infants school to be converted]; in 'Hants Advertiser' 16 Sep 1874; scan
: ?Mr Soper sung 'Betty Sands' [a US
comic song], 'The Rhine Wine', highly appreciated; at Nursling Working Men's Association with crowded audience 26 Oct; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 31 Oct 1874, from news.bl.uk; scan : & sang ''Battle of Trafalgar' 14 Oct; scan
: ?Mr Soper Mr Atwood, Mr Burgess & Mr Wareham sang good old songs & glees, accompaniied & lead by Miss Barton, at Working Men's Ass, 21 Jan, Reading Room, Nursling. Mr Soper read "Roast beef & custards at Ben & Betty's home', full of humour; 30 Jan
1875; scan
: '81cen; Edwin 38 baker & grocer at Nursling St, Nursling; b.Blandford, Dor; Mary E 33 b.Scotland; Francis K 12 & Florence A 10 both b.Nursling, scholars
: 1885 Edwin d.4 May 1885, baker of Nursling, Hants; died Nursling; will Winchester 7 Jul 1885 to 'Mary Elizabeth Watson Coluin Sloper' of Nursling, widowed wife; estate under £100; from Probate Calender,
scan : [Edwin d.Apr>Jun age 42, Romsey, dist Hants (bmd)]
: '91cen Frances Kate 22 confectioner's assistant, in 2 rooms at 8 Park St, Millbrook, Shirley; Florence Annie 20 milliner's assistant both b.Shirley; only residents scan [Florence m.91 & Frances 92]
: '01cen Mary 53 widow at Home Land, North Rd, Portswood, Southampton; b.Reston, Scotland; scan : [Mary not obvious '91cen]
: '11cen Mary Soper (Mrs) 64 at 69 Way Road, St Amys, Southampton; b.Reston, Scotland; boarding in 5 rooms with Alfred Wylde 37 ships fireman for railway, b.Redhill, Sy, Alice 30 {m.10y, 4 births} b.Eastley, Hants, children 18m-9 b.S'tn scan
: 1923 Mary E W C Soper (c1847-1923) d.Oct>Dec 1923, Southampton, age 76 (bmd)

Mr Soper refused to join the Odiham Fire Brigade fighting a fire at Sergeant M'Carthy's in North Warnborough 24 Jul 1868 : source

Charles Leonard Soper (1868-?) b.Southsea, 12 May 1868, nr150575, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives.gov.uk ADM 188/216

Henry Soper Cousens of Landport, Hants, grocer. 1st dividend of 4s 0¾d 26 Feb & susequent Wed at Parkyns, Basing St, Declarations of Dividents; in 'Daily News (London, England),' 22 Feb 1868, from news.bl.uk; scan
: Henry Soper Couzens d.27 Apr 1868 age 49, grocer, at his residence Somers Rd, Southsea, 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub Portsmouth 29 Apr) 1868, from
newspapers.bl.uk
: [Henry Soper Couzens m.Caroline Frances Stickland, 1842 Portsea]

James Soper m.Elizabeth Fisher Oct>Dec 1868, Newbury, Berks (bmd) : [James b.1844 to Thomas m.Jane Green 1844]
: '51cen Thomas 29 farm labr at Ibthorpe, Hurstbourne Tarrent; Jane 23; James 6 scholar; George 3; Thomas 1; Mary 4 months all b.Hurstbourne [not vis '61cen]
: '71cen James 26 ag lab/carter at Pigeon House Farm, Hatherden, Andover '71cen; b.Hurstbourne Tarrant; Elizabeth 27, b.Walford, Berks; scan
: '81cen James 36 ag lab (carter) at Andover ; b.Hurstbourne Tarrant, Elizabeth 37 b.Wilford, Wilts
: '91cen James 46 farmer (self emp) at Lymington Farm, West End, Medstead, Hants; b.Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants; Elizabeth 47 b.Binham, Berks; Harriet J 27unmb.Upton, Andover, Hants & nephew John Purdue 15 b.Reading, Berks; scan[no Soper/Perdue m.vis]
: 1892 ?a George Soper (1873-?) Private nr.3819 3rd Bat, Royal Berks Regt 1892; b.Chute, Andover, Wilts [Hants?] a sawman?/cowman for Mr Henley, Andover, Wilts; 5ft 4¾in; 118lbs; chest 32in 2in expansion, fresh complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, C of E; mole under left collarbone; Attested for 6y as militiaman; 11 Jan 1892, age 18y 3m [so b~Nov 1873]; Discharged 5 Aug 1892; 22 Nov 1892 total 356d service army record
: 1898 James d.31 Jan 1898, farmer of Lymington Farm, Medstead, Hants; probate London 18 Mar 1898 to Elizabeth Soper, widow; estate £256 13s 6d; from Probate Calender scan : [James (c1847-1898) d.Jan>Mar, Alton, Hants, age 51]
: '01cen Elizabeth 57 widow, farmer at Lymington Farm, Medstead Entire (Alton Dist), Hants; b.Hoxton/Heston, Berks; brother Fred Fisher 36 b.Wickham, Berks; boarders George Soper 27 carter on farm b.Chute, Hants; Frank Sabure 10 b.New Cross, Lon & Arthur Sabure 9 b.Medstead, Hants scan
: '11cen

Elizabeth 67 widowed housekeeper in 4 rooms at Four Marks, Alton, Hants; b.Newbury, Berks & visitor Ida Soper 10; b.Portsmouth, Hants scan [Ida's b.not vis bmd or '01cen]
: 1912 Elizabeth d.8 Jul 1912, widow of West St, Arlesford, Hants; probate Winchester 29 Jul 1912 to Elizabeth Parsley (wife of Edward George Parsley); value, £51; from Probate Calender (ancestry.com) : [Elizabeth (c1844-1912) d.Jul>Sep, Alresford age 68] : (no Soper/Parsley m.vis)

James Soper grocer of St Mary's Street had 2 trucks stolen from in from of his shop, John Stodden remanded at Southampton Guildhall; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 7 Mar 1868, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['71cen James 29 grocer of 13 St Mary St]

Rosa Soper bpt.3 Jun 1868 Worting, to Elizabeth Soper, single woman; Old Basing bapt records : [igi says bapt.Old Basing to Elizabeth Joynt]

Elizabeth Soper m.George Wythe Jul>Sep 1868, Kingsclere : [connection? a Lucy Soper m.David Wythe 1858 Kingsclere]

Frances Soper. m.31 Mar 1869 Serjeant John Pringle of the Army Hospital Corps, Netley; eldest daughter of the late Mr Richard Soper at Christchurch, Freemantle nr.Southampton by Rev A Sedwick, 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.Southampton) 10 Apr, from newspapers.bl.uk : [Frances Mary b.1846 to Richard & Sarah Ann Sign ne Harrison]

Rosa Ellen Soaper (1853-c1931) m.Charles Frederick Cooksey (1848-1927) Hackney Rd, Hackney, Apr>Jun 1869 : Children Charles F J c.1870, Basingstoke : Frederick S J b.1870 : Walter B Napoleon b.1871, both Chichester : [Rosa's?*] will, 19 Jan 1931, at 19 Roberts Rd, Southampton, left £1,895 12s to son Walter B N : [Rosa bapt 15 Aug 1851 Basingstoke to John Burgess Soper & Ann L (Laybourne)] : [possible mistakes here due to data format (lost link)]

James Soper d.14 Jul 1869, age 19 in Upper Bannister St, Southampton, son of James Soper, 'Hampshire Advertiser ' (pub.Southampton) 17 Jul, from newspapers.bl.uk : [James b.1849 Le Havre, France, to James & Ann Rice (Bishop) m.1835]

Charles Frederick Soper m.Jane Elizabeth Willsteed Jan>Mar 1869, Portsea : Jane Elizabeth Soper d.Jul>Sep 1873 Portsea, age 26 : Charles b.c1847 Poole, to Charles & Sarah E Robbins m.1847 Poole wikitree
- Charles Leonard Soper b.Jul>Sep 1869 Portsea
: 1868 Charles Leonard Soper (1868-?) b.Southsea, 12 May 1868, nr150575, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives.gov.uk ADM 188/216
: '71cen Charles F Soper 24, Jane E Soper 23 & Charles L Soper 1 all b.Portsea, Hants
: 1872 Charles Soper owned house at 9 Bedford St, St Paul's Ward, Portsmouth; qualifying him to be on the elector/burgess list source
: 1873 Jane Elizabeth d.21 Sept 1873, age 26, beloved wife of Charles at Bedford St, Southsea, 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub.Portsmouth) 27 Sep; from newspapers.bl.uk
: 1873 Charles F Soper emmigrated between 1873 & 1881
: Charles Frederick Soper & Sarah had children (m. not in UK bmd)
- Frederick William Soper b.1880 New Zealand, d.1880 age 3m :
- Emily Jane Soper b.1885, d.1885 age 27 hours (New Zealand bmd)
: '81cen Charles L Soper (c1870-?) aged 11, b.? 'errand boy deserted by his father now in NZ' at 19 Hampshire Ter, Portsea, Hants (the Mills family moved there from London around the time of Charles's birth): [v.unusual to have a comment like this recorded by a local census clerk; Charles L not vis '91 & '01cen]
: 1886 ?a Sarah Soper took personal ad to refered to advert from Charlie Soper I do not require credit, & have never contracted debts in his name; from NZ Herald [pub.Auckland] 12 Aug 1886 paperspast
: 1892 Charles Frederick Soper; Ellen Pridmore charged 27 Jan with using provoking lanquage against him. Pleaded not guilty. Defendant a neighbourhood nuisance, used lanquage not expected in worst of men, let alone women; To pay 7s costs & must keep peace for 6m, £10 surety; from NZ Herald 2 Feb 1892 paperspast
: 1914 Charles Frederick Soper (c1847-1914) d.age 67 (bmd)

Walter Soper won certificate at recent examinations for freehand or geometrical drawing at Royal British School dept of Science & Art; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 31 Jul 1869, from news.bl.uk; scan : [assume Walter 11 scholar at Bridge St, Winchester, with parents with Cain 44 carpenter, b.Winchester & Elizabeth 37]

George Soper pauper patient from 22 Jun 1869 Hants institution, Hants; discharged recovered 3 Dec 1869; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan: [not linked yet]

Lydia Soper (c1842-?) m.Arthur H Golding 28 Feb 1869, Westend by Southampton. Had 5 children between 1869 & 1875: Lydia b.abt. 1843, Wimborne, Dorset, to Mr/Mrs Benjamin Soper. They left Wimborne c1875 for Ringwood, Hants. '81cen Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Arthur a brewers foreman 37, Lydia 38, 5 children & Lydia's widowed father, Benjamin Soper 72 brewers yardsman : Arthur went to USA with Harriet Ann MITSON, 25 & had 4 more children. Lydia's fate not know : from Arthur & Harriet's gggrandaughter, Cheryl : source : source 2 : ['61cen Dorset]

James Soper (1849-1869) d.14 Jul 1869, age 19, at Upper Bannister St, Southampton, son of James Soper, 'Hampshire Advertiser ' (pub.Southampton) 17 Jul, from newspapers.bl.uk; [b.1849 France to James m.Ann Rice Bishop 1835]

Miss Soper staying at Sandringham House, Nightingale Rd, Southsea (other guests Mrs Garland, Miss Waldron Smith); Southsea Visitor's List published weekly; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub.Portsmouth), 16 Oct 1869, from news.bl.uk; scan [from below the only long term guest there] :
; on 20 Nov (with other guests Mrs Garland, Miss Waldron Smith, Mrs Benson & Mr Falls);
scan
; on 18 Dec (other guests Mrs Garland, Mrs Benzon, Mr & Mrs Jones & family, Mr & Mrs De Vries; Mrs & Miss Smith, Dr & Mrs Pall & Miss Richard);
scan
; on 1 Jan 1870 (other guests Mr & Mrs Macleod Jones & family; Mr & Mrs Tate; Mr Hume & Mrs De Vries; Mrs & Miss Smith; Dr & Mrs Pall & Miss Richard);
scan
; on 31 Dec 1870, (also Mrs & Miss Heather; Mr Jones & family; Mrs & Miss Drury);
scan
: Sybella Soper bapt.19 Jun 1814 Stepney, St. Mary Whitechapel to James & Elizabeth see parents'
biog
: not vis '41cen-'61cen (or under Eliz or Isabella - odd as unm)
: '71cen Sybella 45 married annuant at Sandringham House, Osborne Rd, Portsea; b.Lon; a household head scan [so not guest?];
:1871 weekly to at least 30 Dec 1871 (also Miss Harris, Mrs & Miss Heather & Mr & Mrs Singer); scan still at at Sandringham House, (also Mrs & Miss Heather, Mr & Mrs Singer, Miss Webb, Miss & Master Tate); in 23 Mar 1872; scan [last Portsea entry]
: '81cen Sybella 66unm on dividends at 'Somerton', Efrides Rd, Tormoham, Dev; b.Whitechapel, M.sex lodging with George 52 wine merchant of London & Mary Payne 50 b.Lambeth & son 19
: '91cen Sybella 76unm living on own means at 7 Grove Road, (St Michaels), Lambeth, Lon '91cen; b.Whitechapel, Lon living with neice Maud M Dover 31unm own means, b.Holloway, Lon & unm dom cook 28 & housemaid 24;
scan : [youngest sister Mary Ann m.Henry Dover 1858]
: 1891 Sybella (c1814-1891) d.Jul>Sep 1891, Lambeth, Lon, age 77 : d.4 Aug 1891 Brixton / Lambeth (igi) at 7 Grove Rd, Brixton, eldest dau of late James Soper of Edmonton : from The Times 10 Aug: 137/211

William Soper 1 of 6 appointed as parish constable for St Mary Extra, Southampton, for the coming year; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub.Portsmouth),' 2 Apr 1870, from news.bl.uk; scan : [??a William m.Mary Mason Jul>Sep 1846, S'ton : '71cen William 45 St Mary, S'ton cab driver]

William Soper (c1840-1870) died, age 30 a boatswain's mate in P & O's steamship 'Ceylon', residing in French St, Southampton, left wife & child. He was a diver in India some years ago : ['71cen Amelia 26 widow & Ellen Amelia 2 & William Edward 2m at 29 French St, S'ton] : [ William (c1840-1870) m.Amelia Hurst, 1866 S'ton]
: [William] Soper died, diving off Calshot Castle, Southampton Water, Good Friday : Hants coroner inquest. Soper had been a diver in India for a few years & was at present a boatswain employed by P&O Co. He asked Thomas, an acquaintance, to find him a divers job. Thomas 1st dived with the suit & equipment, then Soper dived (to 13 fathoms), after a 7 minutes he returned to the surface bleeding, he swooned on the boat & died in a few minutes. Coroner concluded his oxygen had run out & his body sent for post-mortem : from Guardian Newspaper, 20 Apr 1870 Guardian : [picture of Standard Diving Dress; air pumped from the surface; see wiki]
: Soper dived while some men were trying a new diving apparatus & signalled to be brought up. On surfacing blood flowed from his nose & mouth & just as he was being lifted into the vessel he dropped his head & expired : [so was Soper also a student or an experienced diver? seems not a diving bell as his helmet had opening glass portholes] Dundee Courier, 21 Apr 1870, from newspapers.bl.uk : scan
: Soper died in a diving off Calshot Castle. Joseph Thomas Whittam to Arnold Lupton a mining engineer of Leeds & invited Mr Thomas. Soper asked Thomas, a London 'driver' to get him work as a diver. Thomas decended 13 fathoms for 15mins in a 'tight dress'. Soper then decended in similar dress & signalled to be drawn up after 7mins (he signalled 'all right' after 5mins). Standing on the rope ladder his center glass had blood on it so unfastened & his helmet removed. He said something indistinctly & when lifted into the boat swooned & died in a couple of minutes. A hailed steamboat took him to Netley Hospital. Surgeons found considerable conjestion of the head & body marks indicating he'd tried to remove the helmet as if air exhausted. A post mortem ordered. The next day a student safely decended in the same dress & with the same apparatus [heroic!]. 21 Apr 1870 :
scan [a modern diver offers 'sounds like reverse blockage, when winched up if diver is unable to clear the high presure from sinuses']
: William joined dive lesson, no money paid but if a chance to go down came, he'd go as he wanted to get diving employment. He wore a copper helmet & tight waterproof dress of canvas & india rubber & a copper brestplate. Air forced down tube to helmet. He signalled more air, then less air, then at 5mins 'all right' & after 7mins he signaled to come up. they assisted him up with a rope. He moaned when in the boat, his face discoloured & foamed a little from mouth. At hospital within an hour. Suit previously tested to 120lbs, 34lbs needed in dive to bottom at 13 fathoms, needing 8-15 pump revolutions & 80rpm available. He'd have come up 'like a cork' had he released his weights; Divers often lost a little blood; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 20 Apr 1870, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: William's inquest at Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, a large muscular, well nourished body. The head & neck large swollen & almost black above the brest pressure plate, brain conjested with dark blood, lungs collapsed. Opinion suffocated being deprived of air, 2 minutes elapsed from signal to assend & removal of face plate. There was blood on the face plate, but sometimes divers bleed. After signalling to come up he was heavy at first & more air pumped to make lifting lighter. Speculated Soper may have opened the brest valve letting air out & causing weight of helmet to be on his head & shoulders, he might then give wrong signals. Verdict suffocation after wrong signals. Deceased left wife & child & Mr Whitman & Mr Thomas gave her the expences paid for attending inquest in addition to previous gifts of 25s; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 27 Apr 1870;
scan

Soper v Soper, motion, court of divorce, Westminster before Lord Penzance; in 'Morning Post' 18 Jan 1870; scan
: Soper v Soper at 11am without jury; Court of Probate & Divorce, Westminster, before Lord Penzance; in 'Morning Post' 8 Jun 1870;
scan
: Mrs Soper respondant; Mr Soper sued wife for divorce for her adultery. He was in Russia, but his counsel said the married at Basingstoke 1850 then resided in Greenwich & various other places & had 6 children. He went to Russia (with agreement of wife) Jul 1866 where he obtained employment & has been there since. Wife went to live with his mother in Basingstoke & he paid £1 per week allowance up to 1868 when she had an illigitimate child who's name she would not disclose. His brother witness; 'I paid the allowance up to 1868', the child was still-born & inquest held, he believed he went to Russia with wife's full consent. Wife addressed judge having no council saying she was now an orphan & friendless. When her husband left, she never dreamed he was going to Russia . He left her penniless within a week for her confinement for their 6th child saying he'd a formans job at a Brighton works. Some time after the brother in Basingstoke made the allowance. She had fallen into a mistake of having a child & wrote to her husband to ask forgiveness. Judge could certainly not grant decree to husband at present. As wife could not defend herself he'd hand case to Queen's Proctor; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 11 Jun 1870, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: Soper v Soper, Court of Divorce, Westminster, husband, an engineer, went to Russia for employment & is still there. Respondant & children went to live with her family in Basingstoke. She got a £1pw allowance from her brother. In Feb 1869, she had a child & refused to name the father. She spoke in court, not denying adultery, but her husband had left without her knowledge. Court suspended so husband could be contacted; from The Times 8 & 9 June 1870 186&7/746n : [Giles Ching Soper v Emma (Eldford)] : [Giles Ching Soper m.Emma Elford 1 Apr
1850, St James, Westminster]

George Soaper (c1799-1870) d.24 Mar 1870 age 71, carpenter at Little Beach, Gosport after a long & painful illness, 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub.Portsmouth) 26 Mar, from newspapers.bl.uk : [George of Portsea m.Martha Bailey at Alverstoke 1828] : [George Soaper (c1799-1870) d.Jan>Mar 1870, Alverstoke, Hants, age 71]

James Soper cabman summoned for using obscene lanquage at Above Bar Street cab stand, annoying inhabitants there. PC Bake found Soper Fri night abusing a flyman of Mr Nurse. He'd not desist when asked, so PC asked other man to leave. Magistrate Lobb said his conduct was disreputable to him & may injure him. Discharged on promise not to offend again; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 2 Feb 1870, from news.bl.uk; scan; [James m.Ann Rice Bishop 1866]

Frederick Henry Soper acted as interpreter in Southampton Police Court, when Capt & 2 seamen of French lugger 'Mesange' charged with stealing coal from a barge in Southampton docks; Remanded on bail of £200; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 5 Feb 1870, from news.bl.uk; scan : ['71cen Frederick 33 a S'ton dock porter (ES’s tree) : 9+ years in Le Havre as child; see parents m.1835]

Mr Soper emmigrated between 1870 & 1881. His son Charles L Soper (c1870-?), recorded in UK's '81cen aged 11, b.?, an 'errand boy deserted by his father now in New Zealand'. Charles living at Mills family's lodging house in Portsea (the Mills moved there from London around the time of Charles's birth) source : [?a Charles Lampton Soper b.Apr>Jun 1871 Stoke Damerel, Dev] : [?'71cen Charles 1 a nephew b.Exmouth, Dev; with William Farracy 49 a collector of tolls & wife Fanny gate keeper]

Miss Soper recorded plans for a new terrace cottage at Newton, Basingstoke no date (1870-1890) : Hants RO [John Burgess Soper built many cottages & perhaps this was one of his daughters? Two were unmarried '81cen aged 38 & 28] : [see JBS 1820]

Ann Soper 7 Nov 1850 Hannington (to William & Louisa Baggs m.1846 Kingsclere) m.Oct>Dec 1870 Kingsclere to Arthur Laviston Brewer (b.5 Feb 1848 Kingsclere) : Arthur's father, Cornelius Griffith Brewer was the son of Samuel & Elizabeth Brewer (bapt 15 Apr 1821) : rootsweb
: ['01cen Arthur Brewer 63 ag lab in 4 rooms at Kingsclere, Hants; wife Ann 50; Emily 18; Fredrick 15 ag lab; Gertrude 13; George 11; Arthur 7 & grandchild Florence Aggar 5; boarder Charles Soper 52unm ag lab b.Kingsclere, Hants; scan]

Thomas Soper b.Portsmouth, Hants 1842 to 1844, on crew lists 1870, 2, 3, 4, 4,& 1877, age 26 to 32 : Crew Lists 1861-1913 findmypast.com : [a Thomas Lear Soper b.Apr>Jun 1842 & a Thomas b.Oct-Dec 1843 both at Portsea Island, Hants]

Sarah Ann Soper m.Joseph Godden 17 Nov 1870 at Milbrook Church (by Rev Blunt); 2nd dau of late Richard Soper of Freemantle, 'Hampshire Advertiser' 30 Nov, from newspapers.bl.uk : [??a Sarah Ann Sign Soper bpt.24 Dec 1848 Southampton, to Richard & Sarah Ann Sign Harrison]
connection? : Charles Soper Godden b. & d.Jan>Mar 1886, age 0 both Southampton, Hants

Mr Soper, cabman, in fatal accident, Wed, 16 Nov 1870. Henry Bushell 45 a brickburner of Portswood cantered his pony & cart home while drunk, in middle of Portswood Rd. Inquest at New Inn, Portswood. Witness hailed Soper's fly, with lights each side & ran after it; Soper 'whipping from behind' & driving at moderate pace, so he assumed cab engaged. [implies a hackney cab style vehicle]. It was v.dark. Vehicles hit wheels 6:30pm at Abbotts Park, upsetting cart. Driver injured skull in gutter. Soper attended his horses, his 2 female passengers got out & fetched Dr Ives & a witness carried Bushell insensible into cab, bleeding from ear. Dr said Soper refused to go to S.Hants Infirmary [2km to S] as he'd passengers & Bushell drunk, despite being told Bushell could pay. Soper took Bushell home locally, where he shortly died. At inquest Dr & Coriner questioned Soper's hesitation in assisting. Soper said he'd seen cart 20yds away & halloaed get out of way. He'd have gone to infirmary if Dr agreed to go with him. He'd been on road 30 years & never asked payment in such cases, Verdict accidental death; 'Hampshire Advertiser' 19 Nov, from news.bl.uk; scan
: ['71cen James 51 a S'ton flyman (see m.
1835)]
: [but '71cen his younger brother William 45 at 8 Lyon St S'ton cab driver & wife Matilda (ES's line)] : [but also a George a S'ton cab proprietor 1868] : [a Mr Soper employed drunk licenced cab driver, S'ton 1871] : [William assualted fellow cabby 1865]

Richard Soper shoe manufacturer of Winchester Terrace, St Marys, Southampton, summoned to Police Court, 24 May for having a horse without a licence. Soper did not appear & fined the mitigating penalty of £5 (full penalty £20); in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 3 Aug 1870, from news.bl.uk; scan : [a Walter Richard Soper master shoe manufacturer at 117 St Mary Rd, s'ton (b.Basingstoke); Perhaps him of his father Richard who d.1868 Basingstoke, age 66]
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Walter Richard Soper boot & shoemaker of Winchester St, Kingsland Place charged employee of 3m, James Doling abt14 of stealing rivets. After losses, rivets weighed & 3/4lbs missed & found in his jacket pocket. Boys mother said he worked at Sopers from 7am to 11pm all for 1s 6d pw. Soper denied he worked after 8pm & he got a few ½ pence for cleaning his horse. Boy said another employee Slater said he'd buy them, but none found when house searched.; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 20 Aug 1870, from
news.bl.uk; scan

Charles Soper carter taking a waggon & horses down the road near the lodge 6am 10 Oct 1870 & found William Thorne 55, quite dead, with great deal of blood round his mouth. Inquest at Belvedere Lodge, N.Stoneham [3m N S'ton] found he'd a heart attack. He left home 7pm to get boots from Mr Ford's, Burgess St.; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 15 Oct 1870, from news.bl.uk; scan
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Charles Soper a carter drove a waggon & horses against a lampost in Anglesea Rd, Shirley [Southampton]. He was not in a condition to have control so a policeman took charge & drove them to his employer Edward Brown's farm at Chandler's Ford. Soper fined at County Bench, 5s + costs 4s; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 12 Mar 1870, from
news.bl.uk; scan : ['71cen Charles 46 farm labourer at Portswood, S Stoneham, Hants; b.Uphusband, Hants scan]

Lucy Soper d.?, of Basingstoke; administration 5 May 1870 to ?; estate under £100; from Probate Calender, scan [no d.vis bmd (or similar spelling]
: '61cen : Lucy M Soper 26 unm domestic housemaid; b.Kingsclere, Hants at Harpsdean Courts, Harpsden, Oxfordshire, in household of Donald Gordan, a retired India Merchant, age 48, b.Edinburgh, Scotland, wife born & children 12-19 b.India, also 5 servants, a visiter & lodger : [??a Lucy bpt.4 Jun 1837 Kingsclere St Mary, igi]
: '61cen : Lucy Soper, 26 unm ladys maid; b.Basingstoke; at High St, Rectory, Odiham, Hants, in household of Maria D B Balton 83 a widowed doweger barroness b.Canada; brother-in-law Robert A Cuthbert 55 a retired colonal; visitor Rosamond Cuthbert 53 b.Ringsebas, Hants; 10 servants Butlet, footman, under footman, 3 ladys maids, kitchen, scullery & house maids. kitchen & house under maids
: ??a Lucy bapt.4 Jun 1837 Kingsclere St Mary, (also Basinstoke) igi : (a Lucy d.Hartley Wintney Apr>Jun 1842 [just E basingstoke])

William Soper a lad of about 19 in employ of Mr Smith of Bulls Bushes Farm, Oakley in custody & committed at Basingstoke 21 Oct for trial Winchester Assizes; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 21 Oct 1871, from news.bl.uk; scan
William Soper convicted of attempt to commit an unnatural offence at Church Oakley 17 Oct, sentence 12m prison; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 16 Dec 1871, from
news.bl.uk; scan
: '71cen William (c1852-?) 19unm carter at Polhampton Lodge, [Overton 2m W Oakley]; b.Kingsclere
scan
: ? William Soper b.Apr>Jun 1853, Kingsclere; son of William & Louisa Baggs who m.1846 Kingsclere [NRLs line]

Susannah Soper d.24 Dec 1871, at Monxton, nr.Andover, relict of the late James Soper esq of the Manor Farm in her 83rd year, 'Hampshire Advertiser ' (pub.Southampton) 10 Jan 1872, from newspapers.bl.uk
: Susannah Soper (c1789-1871) of & buried Monxton 30 Dec 1871, age 82 source [James of Monxton m.Susanna Vincent 1839]

Frederick Soper b.Jul>Sep 1871, & a Frederick d.Apr>Jun 1896, age 27 both Basingstoke bmd dist

James Soper presented Mr Butler with canister of tea, value 15s, 1st prize in '6 ferns' class, Southampton Horticultural Society; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 28 Jun 1871, from news.bl.uk; scan [assume '71cen James grocer of S'ton m.1866, Southampton]

Ann Soper found dead in her room Wed, she lived in same house as Martha Davis, widow. Inquest Artichoke Tavern, Gosport next day; Ann surprised the night before she was scrubbing her room & advised her to go to bed as she'd been poorly. Ann found her partly undressed, dead on the floor in the morning; verdict natural causes; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 4 Feb 1871, from news.bl.uk; scan [d.not vis bmd] : ['71cen only Soper in Gosport, Elizabeth Sopper 66 unm washerwoman lodging at 64 Lower South St, Alverstoke, Gosport with Ann Jenkins 76 unm annuitant, Mary Ann Webb 34 unm dressmaker & dau Henrietta Webb 9 all b.Gosport; ('61cen Eliz (or Ann) not vis '51cen Elizabeth 45 charwoman in Alverstoke) : Elizabeth Soper d.Alverstoke Jan>Mar 1873 age 67]

Miss Soper amongst the visitors ot opening of Basingstoke Girls School (following Elementary Education Act), to hold 250 pupils; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 1 Feb 1871, from news.bl.uk; scan : [?speculate Alice b.1853, youngest dau of Alderman J B Soper]

Mr Soper employed newly licenced cab driver William Oliver. PC Eckton found him 10pm drunk & incapable in St Mary's St. PC got on the box & holding Eckton with 1 hand droce to the station; Fine 5s & costs & warnhed he would loose licence next time; Southampton Police court; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 22 Mar 1871, from news.bl.uk; scan : [Mr Soper, cabman, in fatal accident 1865]

Giles Soper, late of Ashford Hill, Kingsclere, gentleman. His executers[?] Robert Mundy a farmer & maltster of Fair Oak, [Kingsclere], Hants & Thomas ? of Aldermaston, Berks farmer & valuer. An Berkshire Chronicle advert, 4 Feb 1871, asked anyone owed or due money to Soper to come forward (writen by Solicitor 26 Jan) : source : [Giles Soper m.Mary Linney 9 Jun 1792, Padworth, Berks]
: 1871 Giles Soper of Ashford Hill, Kingsclere, widower 1871 : 5M62/11 p517 Hants RO [born? 1828?] : died 6 Jan, biog : details duplicated in (London Gazette 30 May)
: 1871 Giles Soper d.6 Jan 1871, gent of Ashford Hill, Kingsclere; Exeter; d.Ashford Hill 18 Feb 1871 will proved Winchester to the executors, Robert Mundy farmer & maltster of Fair Oak Farm, Kingsclere & Thomas Linnell* farmer of Aldermaston, Berks; estate under £5,000; from Probate Calender, scan [Giles (c1799-1871) d.Jan>Mar, Kingsclere, age 72] : [*?Giles's wife Linney]

Joshua Soper a blacksmith m.Emma Nash 18 Oct (m.Oct>Dec) 1871, Kingsclere, witnesses Samuel Hunt & Jane Nash; fathers John labourer & Thomas carpoenter; Joshua b.Apr>Jun 1847 Woodlands (Kingsclere dist) to John & Jane Smith who m.1836 Kingsclere
- George Soper b.Oct>Dec 1871 & d.Jan>Mar 1876, George St, Kingsclere, age 4*
- Emily Jane Soper b.Jan>Mar 1874, Kingsclere; '11cen 35unm; d.28 Aug 1935, Kingsclere (estate £366); d.Jul>Sep age 61
- Joshua Soper b.Oct>Dec 1877, Kingsclere; '91cen blacksmiths apprentice; m.Eliza Cole 1901; d. Dec 1940, Reading
- Frances Louisa A Soper b.Jul>Sep 1880, Tower Hill*, Kingsclere; bpt 15 Sep St Marys*, d.Jul>Sep 1890, age 9 both Kingsclere
- Eleanor Sophia Soper b.23 Nov 1887; bpt.8 Feb 1888 St Mary's, Kingsclere; '11cen 22unm; '39cen 51unm school teacher; d.Surrey SW 5 May 1979 age 81; bur Kingsclere share headstone with sister Emily
- John Sam George Soper b.Jan>Mar 1883; 'John George S' m.1903 Elizabeth Emily Fisher [3 kids*] John d.1914, age 31 all at Kingsclere
- Frederick William Soper b.Apr>Jun 1885 & d.Apr>Jun 1887 age 2 both , Kingsclere*
- Sophia Eleanor Soper b.23 Nov 1887, (b.reg Jan>Mar 1888) Kingsclere; d.5 May 1979, Surrey South Western*
'71cen Joshua 23unm journeyman blacksmith; b.Kingsclere; at George St, Kingsclere; boarding with Charles Seward 68 blacksmith (empl 2), Charlotte 65, Ellen 31unm formerly schoolmistress & grandau Clara J Cribb 11 scholar
'81cen Joshua 34 blacksmith at George St, Kingsclere, b.Kingsclere; Emma 30 b.Fosbury, Berks; Emily J 7 scholar; Joshua 3; Frances L 7m all b. Kingsclere
'91cen Joshua 43 master blacksmith in 4 rooms at Tower Hill, Station Rd, (St Marys), Kingsclere, Hants; b.Kingsclere; Emma 41 b.Fosbury, Wilts; Emily J 17; Joshua 13 blacksmiths apprentice; John G 8 scholar; Sophia E 3 all b.Kingsclere; scan
: Joshua (c1856-1892) d.Jan>Mar 1892, Kingsclere, age 43
: Emma Soper m.William Wythe/Wyeth Apr>Jun 1893, Kingsclere
: '01cen Emily 26 domestic parlor maid, John 18 bricklayer journeyman & Eleanor 13, all b.Kingsclere, in 4 rooms at Town Hill, Kingsclere with step father William Wyethe 48 bricklayer journeyman b.Hannington; Emma Wyethe 50 b.St Martin, Westmorland; scan
: '01cen Joshua 23 grocer at Post Office, Davis St, Hurst, St Nicholas, Berks; b.Kingsclere, Hants; wife Eliza 24 b.Haynes, Beds; & boarders, Frank Jeffries 23unm baker b.Lambourne, Berks & Joseph Stanbrough 18 bakers assistant b.Uxbridge, M.sexscan
: '11cen Emily 35unm in 4 rooms at Tower Hill, Kingsclere, Hants; Eleanor 22unm both b.Kingsclere; with step-father William Wythe 60 bricklayer for builder b.Hannington, Hants & Emma Wythe 61 {m.17y, 0 births} b.Lidcombe, Wilts & grandson Emily 7 b.Kingsclere (Emily signed for William) scan
: 1935 Emily Jane d.28 Aug 1935 spinster of Tower Hill, Kingsclere; admin Oxford 17 Jun 1935 to Eleanor Sophia Soper, spinster; estate £366 16s 10d; from Probate Calender, scan [
Emily J (c1874-1935) d.Jul>Sep, Kingsclere, age 61]
: '39cen Eleanor S 51unm school teacher (retired) (b.22 Nov 1887) at Tower Hill, Kingsclere & Whitchurch dist scan
*from www.roberthutchins.me.uk


1871 Census (taken 2 Apr)

Albert Soper 14 gen serv at The Rectory, Nately Scures, Hants: '71cen; b.Newnham, Hants with William M Fletcher 44 Rector b.Woodbridge, Suffolk, wife Eliza 47 & nephew 4 also servant Sarah Binfield 59 scan : [with gdparents '61cen]

Alfred Soper 10 b.Odessa, Russia; Emma Soper 8 b.Odessa, Russia; William Soper 6 b.Hammersmith, London & John Soper 5, London, all 'inmates' at Basing, The Workhouse of the Basingstoke Union '71cen : [father Giles Ching Soper biog]: [not vis '81cen]

Ann Soper (c1854-?) general servant 17, b.Michelmarsh, Hants; at The New Hut, North End, North Stoneham '71cen, on farm of Thomas Vine 44 widowed farmer of 100a (emp 4) b.N.Stoneham, niece Mary 25, lodger absent on a visit; Jane Carney 49 widow nursing lodger with small pox & unm farm servant Thomas Hopgood 25 b.Hursley : scan : [parents Charles m.Elizabeth Vane 1850 Michelmersh]

Catherine Soper (c1794-?) 77 widowed pensioner, b.E.Lulworth, Dorset at 8 Thorner's? Buildings, All Saint's, Southampton [a building with female widows] : '71cen : www.ancestry.com : [possibly m.William 1817 E Lulworth & widow in '41cen Dorset] : Age 60 in 51cen : perhaps death registered S'tn, Jan-Mar 1873 age 72

Charles Soper 46 farm labourer at Portswood, S Stoneham, Hants '71cen; b.Uphusband, Hants Eliza Soper 40 Michelmersh, Hants; James Soper 11; Charles Soper 7; Ellen Soper 4 all b.North Stoneham : scan

Charles Soper (c1826-?) 45unm bricklayer, b.Overton; at High St, Andover '71cen; boarding with Edwin Baverstock 24 coach [?] wife Sarah 25, Alfred 1 all b.Andover, father John 60 builder b.London & wife Francis 46 b.Winchester : scan : [not vis '81cen/'91cen] : [William m.Charlotte Clarke 1805]
: ??a Charles pauper patient from 24 Sep 1890 Hants [County Lunatic Asylum, nr.Knowle], Hants, died there [5m later] 20 Feb 1891; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan : [not the Charles b.1827 m.Harriet Hankin 1867 as in '91cen]
: ??a Charles (c1826-1891) d.Jan>Mar 1891, age 65, Fareham, Hants

Charles Soper (c1849-?) a carter, ag lbr 22, b.Hannington; at 2 Spring Pond, Frefolk Manor '71cen; in household of William Bone 43 carter/ag lbr, wife Elizabeth 41 & 5 children 2-16 all b.Whitchurch (George Bone 2 b.Frefolk) : scan : [parents William m.Louisa Baggs, 1846 Kingsclere]

Emma Soper 25 widowed needlewoman at Down House, Northington, b.Northington '71cen, Albert G Soper 5 b.Winton, Hants, Louisa C V Soper 4 scholars & Florence E Soper 2 both b.Rusper, Horsham : [George Soper m.Emma Pace 1864]

Elizabeth Sopper (c1805-?) washerwoman 66unm, b.Gosport; at 64 Lower South Street, Alverstoke, Gosport; lodging with Ann Jenkins 76 unm annuitant, Mary Ann Webb 34 unm dressmaker, dau Henrietta Webb 9 all b.Gosport : scan : ['51cen Elizabeth 45unm charwoman Alverstoke]

Elizabeth Soper (c1835-?) stay maker 36; at 153 High St, Winchester, St Maurice '71cen; b.W.Cowes, I of W : scan : [? perhaps Cain m.Hannah Elizabeth Lee 1856 Winchester]

Elizabeth Soper (c1856-?) was a 15 year old domestic servant b.Henstead, Hants living at 12 Baddesley Rd St '71cen, the home of George Rider 58 farmer & his sister Ann 64 both unm & b.North Baddesley, Hants, North Baddesley Censusscan : [Thomas m.Eliza Taylor 1850]

Ellen Soper (c1853-?) laundry asst 18, b.Andover; at Clatford Street, Upper Clatford '71cen; in household of George Smart 62unemployed, wife Sarah 60 laundress, & 3 unm assistants 17-30 : scan : [b.1853 to William & Jane Taylor1850]

Esther Soper (c1855-?) a gen servant 16 at Railway, North Side, Newnham; b.Newnham, in household of Ebenezer Cavishly visiting minister 73 b.Essex & wife Esther 71 b.Worcs : scan : [with gdparents '61cen]

Fredrick Soaper (c1867-?) 4, b.Lon; at 1 Plymouth St (Cabman's Rest), Portsea '71cen; with grandfather Robert Wilson 42 shoe maker b.Lon & wife Sarah 52 b.Portsmouth & stepson Jabez Stuwood 21 b.London, blind from birth, no occupation scan : [no Soaper birth bmd; not vis '81cen]

George Soper (c1836-?) a labourer in docks 35, b.Southampton; at 26 Southampton St, All Saints, S'ton '71cen; Charlotte Soper 32, b.Ireland; Frederick Soper 6; Louisa Soper 4 both scholars, Ellen Soper 1, all b.S'ton also wife's brother 24 unm painter b.Newport, I of W : in same property lodger Mary Pearce 70 widow on parish relief b.Beaulieu : in same property lodger Mary Pearce 70 widow on parish relief b.Beaulieu : scan : [see m.1865]

George Soper (c1856-?) farm servant 15, b.Hannington; at Tunworth '71cen; with Daniel Lunn 56 unm farmer of 242a (emp 7) sisters Susanna 55 unm & Elizabeth 58 widowed annuitant & farm servant William Harrison 17: scan : [William m.Louisa Baggs 1846 Kingsclere]
: '81cen George 24unm general servant (farm indoor ag) at Common Heath, Kingsclere; b.Hannington, Hants with Alfred Whistler 42 farming 900a (emp 11 labs), wife 34, 7 children & 7 servants

Giles Soper (c1852-?) a smith 19, b.Basingstoke; at Church Street, Basingstoke, St Michael : scan

Harriett Soper (c1810-?) 61, b.Mortimer, Berks at Ashford Hill, Kingsclere, with Daniel Smith 14 gen servant b.Basingstoke : scan : [Richard a gunmaker m.Harriett Elliott 1852, Reading, Berks]

Henry Soper (c1822-?) a labourer 49; at Dancey Cottages, Cholderton East, Amport '71cen; b.Clanvil; Mary Soper 55, b.Amport; Thomas Soper 16 a labourer, b.Inham; Emiley Parfett [Soper?] 9, b.Amport; Alfred Soaper 8, b.Amport : scan : [Henry m.Sophia King 1847 Amport]

Henry Soper 25 shepherd at (or next to) Coplar/Poplar Cottage, Abbots Ann, '71cen; b.Penton, Hants, Miriam 22 b.Stoke, Hants, William James Soper 3 b.Andover & Ellen Soper 10m b.Abbots Ann, also lodger James King 23 groom/dom serv b.Pewsey, Wilts : scan : [indexed Seper in FreeCen] : [Henry m.Miriam Wise 1868, Andover]

James grocer 29 at 13 St Mary St, St Mary, Southampton'71cen; b.Blandford, Dor; Mary 24, b.S'ton; Arthur 9m, b.S'ton : scan; '71cen : [James m.Mary A Cane Oct>Dec 1866, Southampton]

James 26 ag lab/carter at Pigeon House Farm, Hatherden, Andover '71cen; b.Hurstbourne Tarrant; Elizabeth 27, b.Walford, Berks; scan : [James m.Elizabeth Fisher Newbury, Berks 1868]

Jane Soper (c1806-?) a widow 65, at 7 Western Terrace, Basingstoke '71cen; & unm children Mary Ann Soper 32 a boot binder, both b.Sherfield; Caroline Soper 30 a dressmaker, James S Soper 28 a boot maker, Sarah Ann Soper 21 a boot binder, all b.Basingstoke : scan : [James m.Jane Warner 1834]

Jane Soper (c1846-?) a cook 25, b.Freshwater, I of W, Hants; at Combewood, Bonchurch; in household of Margaret Huish widow of independent means, nephew, a barrister with a footman 19, housekeeper 44, cook 25, ladies maid 18, housemaid 29 : scan : [parents Job m.Louisa Elizabeth Smith 1840]

John Soper (c1804-?) 67 formerly gardener at Box Cottage, West End, Carisbrooke, Newport. Hants; '71cen, b.not known, Dev; Jane Soper 57, b.Ogborough, Dev; scan : [John's d.not obv (a right age John d.Jul>Sep 1874, Totnes, Dev, age 70)] : [not vis bmd]
: '81cen Jesse Soper (c1825-?) widowed general domestic servant, 56 at Oaklands, Charlcombe 66 b.Hugborough, Dev; [Ugborough]; 1 of 4 servants with Fanny Crockford 65 b.Newmarket, Camb, living from income scan
: 1882 Jane Soper d.8 Nov 1882, widow of Oaklands, Lansdown Rd, Bath, S.set; died Frenchay, nr Bristol, Glos; will Principle Registry 23 Dec 1882 to Fanny Crockford of Oaklands, spinster, sole executrix; estate £151 19s 7d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Jane (c1815-1882) d.Oct>Dec, Barton Regis, Glos, age 67] : [no Soper/Crockford m in bmd]

John Soper (c1805-?) an ag lab 66, b.Kingsclere; at West End; Jane Soper 56; Jacob Soper 27 a bricklayer journeyman; Frederick Soper 17 a servant at brewery; Emma Soper 13 a scholar, all b.Kingsclere : scan : ['61cen] : [John m.Jane Smith 1836]

John Soper (c1807-?) coachman 64, at Nether Street, Alton; b.Chert, Surrey; Martha Soper 60, b.Southwanborough, Hants scan : [John of Ropley m.Martha Dicker 1835 Odiham]
: '81cen John 78 coachman (/2)  at Isington, Binsted, Hants; b.Farnham, Surrey & Martha 73 b.South Wanborough, Hants mother/father with George Carter's family, presumably parents to wife Catherine S Carter 42 b. Ropley, Hants

Lucy A Soper (c1846-?) 25unm general servant, b.Newbury, Berks; at St Peter Street, St Mary Kalender; with pupils in school of Mary F Fleet, teacher with 3 pupils 2 boys 6 & 8 & a girl 13 : scan : [Lucy Ann Soper b.Jan>Mar 1846, Newbury, Berks]
: '81cen Lucy 35um serv in household of unemployed brewer Vincent Rollison 27, grandmother 83 & mother 35
: '01cen Lucy A 55unm retired domestic servant (nervous debility, weak heart) at 5 Beaconsfield Rd, Teddington, M.sex; b.Newbury, Berks; (& in 4 rooms at address Alfred Graddage 36 labourer, wife Alice 34 & 3 children) scan

Maria Soper (c1862-?) 9, at 3 Romsey Rd, Winchester, St Thomas '71cen; b.Winchester, visiting Ellen M Gale 29 prison warder's wife & dau Annie E 4 both; also in property lodgers Elizabeth Bone 60 widowed dressmaker & dau Sarah E 38 unm milliner, all b.Winchester : scan
- Maria Elizabeth Soper b.Oct>Dec 1862, Winchester; m.Jul>Sep 1885, Winchester (to William Edward Prichard or Frederick Witt)
: '81cen Maria E 18unm at The Hermitage, Church St, Reigate Borough; b.Winchester, Hants; a dom serv with John Allan Warren 29 a curate of Reigate b.Lon & wife Harriette 22 b.Winchester

Mary Soper (c1853-?) gen serv 18unm at Laundry House, Highclere; b.Ashmansworth, Hants, servant to with Elizabeth Eeles widow 36, b.Wilts & 2 dau 15 & 17 laundresses & two dau 9-11 scholars b.Overton scan : [Speculate Mary Sloper m.John Jennings 1874, Kingsclere]
: John Soaper 70 carter at Ashmansworth; b.Ashmansworth; wife Mary 71, b.Tufton & relative Mary 7 & Charlotte Walker 12 relative both b.Ashmansworth : [in next household John Soaper, 82 widower, no address, but next, on other side, large farm of Smiths Farm]

Phillip J Soper (c1854-?) assistant grocer & baker 17, b.Blanchford, Dor; at High St, Lymington in household of Thomas Ladder 42 grocer & baker, wife Eliza 42, 4 kids 2-6, servant Eliz Slickland 17, assistant Leaonard Saunders 14 music seller: scan : [not vis '61/'81/'91cen] : [Phillip John Soper b.1853 Blandford; parents James m.Mary Ann 1832 : Philip John Soper (c1854-1880) d.Jul>Sep 1880, age 26, Southampton, Hants]

Thomas ag lab 46 at Hamlet of Upton, Hurstbourne Tarrant; Jane 44, Elith 14, Henry 12 plough boy, Chars 11, Edward 9, Harriet Jane 7 all scholars, Fredrick 2, all b.Hurstbourne Tarrant scan : [presume Thomas m.Jane 1844]

Walter Soper (c1836-?) a master shoe manufacturer (emp 1 man & 6 girls) 35, b.Basingstoke; at 117 St Mary Rd, Southampton, St Mary; Eleacadic Soper 25, b.Jersey, Channel Islands; Matilda Soper 7 a scholar, b.-; Eleacadic Soper 4, b.-; William Soper 2, b.- : scan

William Soper 45 cab driver at 8 Lyon St, St Mary, Southampton; b.Bishop Walton, Hants; Matilda Soper 30, b.Romsey, Hants; scan : [Mr Soper, cabman, in fatal accident, Wed, 16 Nov 1870]

William Soper (c1827-?) a foreman of ballast warf 44, at Ivy Cottage, New Rd, Sholing, Hound; Selina Soper 44, both b.Poole, Dorset; Josh Manston Soper 13; William Charles Soper 4 both scholars b.Southampton : scan : [William Napier Soper m.Selina Manston 1851]

William Soper (c1836-?) gardener 35, b.Baughurst; at Post Office, Wolverton; Mary Soper 36, b.Wolverton; David Soper 12 a scholar, b.Wolverton; Mary Soper 8 a scholar, b.Wolverton; Sarah Soper 6 a scholar, b.Wolverton

William Soper (c1841-?) carpenter 30 at Little Isarel, Arreton, [I of W], Hants; Isabell Soper 31 a dressmaker, Francis Soper 7,Helen Soper 4, all b.St Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands : scan : [William m.Isabell bef.1867, perhaps Guernsey]

Charles Soper (c1846-?) an unm coachman, domestic servant 25 at Lambeth Terrace, Lambeth, Lon; b.Hants; with John William Carpenter 43, general RCS Eng? LRGO? wife 33, son 1 & m-in-law 61, coachman 25, cook 27, housemaid 23 & nurse 17 : scan : [a Charles William bir.Apr>Jun 1847, Alresford]

Charlotte Soper (c1842-?) 29unm housemaid, b.Kingsclere, Hants; at Broom Hill, Teddington, Lon; with servant household; governess, 3 ladys maids, cook, housemaid, kitchen maid, underhousemaid, scullery maid, butler, footman, coachman, gardener & undergardener all but gardener unm : scan : [Richard m.Sarah Ingelfield 1831 St. Catherine, Wolverton]

George F Soper (c1852-?) 'dividends' 19 at 89 Great Suffolk St, St George The Martyr, b.Hants; living alone : 29 people in 12 households in property : scan & scan 2 : [?a George Frederick Hanger Soper age 17 bap.12 Feb 1854 Portsea, St Marys to Henry & Emma (b.not vis bmd & no Soper/Hanger m.bmd)] : [? a George Frederick (b.Portsmouth c1851) m.Helen Reynolds 1874 Southwark, Lon]

John Soper (c1833-?) night watchman brewery 38 at 21 Point Pleasant, Wandsworth, All Saints; Ann Soper 37; James Soper 15 a telegraph boy all b.Kingsclere, Hants; John Soper 13 a scholar b.Wandsworth, Sy; Sarah A Soper 11; Richard H Soper 10; Walter Soper 8; Joseph R Soper 6; Charlotte Soper 3 all scholars; William Soper 2 all b.Wandsworth, Sy : scan : [Richard 24 & John 38 b.Kingsclere, at Wandsworth]

John Soper (c1838-?) a builders clerk 33 at Clyde Villa, Battersea, b.Southsea, Hants; Charlotte L H Soper 29 b.London; Thomas H Soper 1 b.Battersea, Surrey; also Emma Leuvars 18 dom serv b.Truro, Cornwall : scan

Matilda Soper (c1858-?) scholar 13, at High Street (Tumble Down Dick Inn), Alton; b.Andover, Hants with inn keeper James Birch 41, wife Mary Ann 36 both b.Andover & boarders a hawker 32, brazier 30, labourer 30 & scholar 11scan : [William m.Jane Taylor 1850]

Richard Soper (c1847-?) a carman [carter] 24 at 11 North Place, Wandsworth, All Saints, b.Kingsclere, Hampshire; Emma A Soper 22 b.City, London : scan : [Richard 24 & John 38 b.Kingsclere, at Wandsworth] : [a Richard b.Apr>Jun 1846 Kingsclere]

Thomas Soper (c1824-?) a farm steward 47 at Oxford Rd, Clewer, Windsor; Mary Soper 51 boot maker & son John Soper 20 a ironmonger shopman, all b.East Woodhay, Hants : scan &

Thomas Soper (c1846-?) an architect 25 at 1 Park Place, Surrey Lane, Battersea, Amelia Soper 34 both b.Southsea, Hants; 1st household in property John J Hird 57 a piano forte whitesmith b.Chelsea & wife Sarah 52 b.Basingstoke, Hants : scan : [Richard m.Amelia Lenanton, 1831 Portsmouth]

William Soper (c1856-?) a scholar 15 b.St Helier, Jersey; at Salt Pans, St Sampson; John Soper 14 a scholar b.Hampshire; with Henry Coggen 35 quarryman b.Dorset, & wife Elizabeth 27 b.Plymouth (the only people at salt pans, next family Church Rd) : scan

end of 1871 census


William Soper m.Martha Taylor Jul>Sep 1871, I of Wight, Hants (bmd) : [m.assumed]
- Harriet Ellen Soper b.Jul>Sep 1872, Portsea, Hants; [d.4 Jul 1936, estate £843]
- William Robert Soper b.Jul>Sep 1874, Portsea; boilermaker
1904 : [retired when executor to siblings Maud, Harriet & Thomas 1936]
- Thomas Charles Soper b.Apr>Jun 1877, Portsea; '11cen 33unm boilermaker; [?labourer when father's executor 1925] d.28 Aug 1936, estate £2,786
- Alfred Edward Soper b.Jul>Sep 1879, Portsea; boilermaker 1904; [?boilermaker's forman when father's executor 1937]; m.Ida Emma Hall Jul>Sep 1904, Portsmouth; '39cen Alfred E 60 boilermaker makers foreman
- Maud Mary Soper b.Jul>Sep 1882, Portsea; '11cen 28unm teacher; d.7 Jun 1936, unm, estate £541
: '71cen William (c1845-?) 'married', a smith, journeyman 26, b.Portsea; boarding at Bishop St, Portsea with Louisa Young 53 a ward officer's widow b.Plymouth, Dev & her sons Henry 21 journeyman whitesmith & Arthur 17 boy HMS Hercules both b.Portsea; scan
: '81cen William 37 blacksmith at 40 Harley St, Portsea; b.Portsea; Martha 37 b.Northwood, I of W; Harriett 9; William 7; Thomas 4; Alfred 2 all b.Portsea
: '91cen William 46 blacksmith (em'ee) at 28 Amelia St, (All Saint), Portsea, Portsmouth; Martha 47; Harriett 18 dressmaker (em'ee); William 16 apprentice blacksmith (em'ee); Thomas 13; Alfred 11; Maud 8 all scholar all b.Portsmouth; scan
: '01cen William 56 silversmith at 28 Amelia St, Portsmouth; wife Martha 57, Harriett 28unm dressmaker, William 26unm blacksmith, Thomas 23unm silversmith, Thomas 23unm boilermaker, Alfred 23unm boilermaker ass, Maud 18 school teacher cen (wife b, Isle of Wight, others b.Portsmouth); scan
: 1904 W Soper, boilermaker, Portsmouth. The Imperial Service Medal, for the recognition of long & meritorious services, for retired members of HM's Civil Service, not belonging to the administrative or clerical branches, 15 Nov 1904, Edinburgh Gazette
: '11cen William 66 pensioner, boilermaker, government dockyards in 6 rooms at 14 Cressy Rd, Landport, Portsmouth, Hants; b.Portsmouth; Martha 67 {m.39y, 5 births; all alive}; b.Northwood, I of W, Hants Harriet 38; Thomas 33 boilermaker, labourer, govt.dockyards; Maud 28 school teacher, borough council, all b.Portsmouth scan
: 1916 son William R Soper 41 inspector of boiler makers; of 14 Cressy Rd, Portsmouth, sailed 2nd class on "Rotterdam" from New York, US arriving Plymouth, Eng, 20 Mar 1916; Past & future residence Engand scan; UK Incoming Register
: 1922 Martha Soper (c1845-1922) d.Jan>Mar 1922, Portsmouth, age 77
: 1925 William d.2 Apr 1925, of 14 Cressy Rd, Mile End, Portsmouth; probate Lon 12 May 1925 to [son] Thomas Charles, labourer; estate £386 18s 4d scan also Probate, London 3 Aug 1937, to [son] Alfred Edward Soper, boilermaker's forman; effects £575; from Probate Calender, scan [William (c1845-1925) d.Apr>Jun, Portsmouth, age 80]
: 1936 Maud Mary d.7 Jun 1936, spinster of 14 Cressy Rd, Mile End, Portsmouth; died Portswood Mental Hospital; 'administration (with will)' London 2 Feb 1937 to [brother] William Robert, retired boilermaker; estate £541 13s 5d; from Probate Calender, scan [d.not vis bmd]
: 1936 Harriett Ellen d.4 Jul 1936, spinster of Cressy Rd, Mile End, Portsmouth; London 29 Jul 1936 to Thomas Charles Soper, dockyard pensioner; estate £843 7s 1d. Furthur grant 17 Dec 1936 'admin (with will)', London to to [brother] William Robert, retired boilermaker; from Probate Calender, scan [Harriett E (c1873-1936) d.Jul>Sep, Portsmouth, age 63]
: 1936 Thomas Charles d.28 Aug 1936, of 14 Cressy Rd, Mile End, Portsmouth; died St Marys Hospital, Portsmouth; 'admin (with will)' Lon 2 Nov 1936 to [brother] William Robert, retired boilermaker; estate £2,786 4s 8d; from Probate Calender, scan [Thomas C (c1877-1936) d.Jul>Sep, Portsmouth, age 59] : [3rd sibling who died in 3m] :' In loving memory, the beloved brother William & Alfred Soper. After much suffering, rest'; in Portsmouth News 1 Sep 1936

William Soper in Hampshire Court, 11 Dec 1871; sentence imprisonment
: William Soper in Hampshire Court, 15 Apr 1872; sentence aquittal : [William docker below (rope?)]
: William Soper in Hampshire Court, 15 Apr 1872; sentence imprisonment : [William docker below]
: William Soper in Hampshire Court, 14 Oct 1872; sentence imprisonment [William carter below] : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)

Charles Soper m.Emily Marshment/Marchment Jul>Sep 1872, S.Stoneham RD, Hants [Southampton]- Marshment family
: [bpt.25 Dec 1843 Collingbourne Kingston, Wilts. d.Jan>Mar 1910 Kensington age 61] : [a Charles bpt.20 Aug 1843 Old Basing to Richard & Hannah Rowland who m.bef1837; d.Kensington Jul>Sep 1910 age 67] : children
- Louisa Ellen Soper bpt.14 Sep 1873; b.Jul>Sep Basingstoke; '01cen dom cook Kensington; m. Apr>Jun 1906, Kensington William Henry Marshment; with her brother '11cen below
- Charles John Rowland Soper* bpt.22 Apr 1875; b.Jan>Mar B’stk; '01cen accountants clerk; '11cen 36unm cashier; d.Oct>Dec 1950 N.Sy age 75
- William Richard Soper b.Apr>Jun 1879 Kingston, Sy; m.Kathleen Mary Bailey, 'Kate' 1902; '11cen 32m cook & carver
- Ann Soper b.c1885 Norbiton, Sy (Annie Apr>Jun 1885 or Annie Ellen Apr>Jun 1886 at Kingston; '11cen Volet Annie Soper 26unm hosiers saleswoman b.Kingston [an Annie E Soper m.Arthur King Apr>Jun 1915 Kingston])
- Frederick Marshment Soper b.8 May 1890, Kingston, Sy, bpt.15 Oct 1890 St John the Evangelist, Smith Sq, Westminster scan : [b.Jul>Sep; 'F Marchmont' d.Oct>Dec St George Hanover Sq]
: '61cen, Richard & son cordwainers (soft shoe makers)
: '71cen Hannah widowed annuitant 67 at London St, Basingstoke, St Michael, Hants; Emma 29unm stationer, Charles 27unm boot maker, all b.Basing; also general servant Annie H Westow 13 b.Sherbornescan
: 1875 Charles boot & shoe manufacturer of Basingstoke, Hants. Patent 2777 in respect of the invention of 'improvements in boots & shoes' 21 Dec 1875 (London Gazette 21 Dec) : Patent expired 1878 as duty not paid
: 1876 bankrupt (lost snippet)
: '81cen Charles 37 bootmaker 3 Alma Pl, London Rd, Kingston on Thames, Sy, b.Basingstoke, Hants Emily 33 b.Collingbourne Kingston, Wilts; Louisa 7 & Charles J R 6 b.Basingstoke; William R 2 Kingston; & boarder Henry Dry 23 bootmaker b.Basingstoke; scan
: 1885 mortgage Charles to Elizabeth Chandler*, (inc recital of 1851 indenture John Harmsworth & Sarah Rowland*) perhaps 6 cottages & meadow in Basing : [*see court 1890 below]
: 1890 Charles boot manufacturer, London Rd, Norbiton, Kingston on Thames & Emily in Kingston Court; Emily accused of obtaining £30 cheque & £10 postal order from Francis Chandler, Basingstoke solicitor; Prisoner Charles allegedly forged Oct 1886 telegraph saying his wife had £2,500 settled on her from aunt; A Pewsey solicitor said it was not sent & no truth in it; Both committed for trial for false pretences 17 Aug Lloyd's Weekly scan; 14 Oct Charles aquited & Emily imprisoned : [see mortgage above] : [?connection with son's bpt next day in London. He then died]
: 1890 Charles, bootmaker of London Rd, Norbiton at bpt of son in Oct - he d.age 0, 1890
: ‘91cen Charles 47 boot & shoe maker at 121 Kings Rd, (St Pauls), Kingston, Sy; b.Old Basing, Hants; Emily 44 b.Collingbourne, Wilts; Louisa E 17; Charles J R 16 scholar both b.Basingstoke, Hants; William R 12; Anne 6 both scholars b.Norbiton, Sy; scan : [& from juliancbaker.rootschat.net] : [scholar 16=finances now OK?]
: ‘01cen Charles 57m boot maker (worker) at 258 Cromwell Rd, Kensington, Lon; b.Old Basing; Louise E 27unm; Charles J 26unm accountants clerk both b.Basingstoke, William R 22unm domestic cook & Annie V 16 drapers apprentice both b.Kingston-on-Thames; scan
: ‘01cen Emily 50m domestic cook at 18 Powis Sq, Kensington; b.Colerybourne, Wilts; servant to John & Edith Hawkesworth 52 & 50, housemaid, waitress, & 2 waiters : [live-in cook= finances not great?]
: 1909 Emily Soper (c1848-1909) d.Jan>Mar 1909, age 61, Kensington
: 1910 Charles Soper (c1843-1910) d.Jul>Sep 1910, age 67, Kensington
: ‘11cen Charles John Soper 36unm cashier in 5 rooms at 30 Saint Johns Rd, North Kensington, b.Basingstoke, Hants; sister Volet Annie Soper 26unm hosiers saleswoman; b.Kingston, Sy & bro-in-law William Henry Marshment 38 warehouseman, vanilla manufacturer (employee) b.Collingsbrook, Wilts, Louisa Helen Marshment 37 {m.4y, 1 birth} b.Basingstoke, Hants & nephew William Charles Marxchment 8m b.N.Ken scan (perhaps William Richard at Paddington 32, wife & 3 kids 8-1)
: 1914 Charles a commercial traveller exec for sister Emma's £1,980 will see
: [*?a Sarah Rowland sister-in-law with Charles's parents '51cen; Roland connections? John Roland Soper, a blind manufacturer of Old Cavendish St, 1892 : 2) W J Rowland Soper m.Mary A, 1904]
: Charles J R Soper (c1875-1950) d.Oct>Dec 1950, age 75, Surrey N

Soper Lane, Andover mentioned in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 22 Jun 1872, from newspapers.bl.uk

Mr Soper dealer of St Deny's cart collided with Mr Harris, baker's cart on Duke's Rd, St Deny's 7pm Sat after dark, both carts verty much damaged; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 3 Jan 1872, from news.bl.uk; scan

William Soper 45 head porter, docker/'docksheads-man' at S'ton docks employed by London & SW Railway, stole 22 fathoms of new 7 inch rope value £4 10s, 3 Jan coiled on hatch of P & O steamer 'Peshawur' & 3 tarpaulines covering egg trucks, value £10 from L&SWR. Dock PC went to Ryde, I of W & saw rope & tarpaulines on ketch 'Medina'. It's Capt & mate taken prisoners. Mate implicated Soper who he knew for 2y. He'd met Soper at the watchhouse & told he put tarpaulines on board & he'd return for money; Soper & 2 dockers had a boat to attend shipping & worked all night. After 1 week as remanded prisoners, Police Court released mate & others bailed, Soper at £50 & two £25 sureties. S'ton Qtr Session 15 Apr, dismissed rope case & gave Soper 6 months & Capt Wearne 8m with hard labour; 'Hampshire Advertiser' 10 & 17 Jan & 17 Apr 1872, from news.bl.uk; scan; scan2; scan3 : [William 44 foreman of ballast warf at Sholing, Hound, S'ton; m.Selina Manston 1851]

William Soaper (c1823-?) carter 48; at Private, Longstock; b.not known; Eleanor Soaper 44, b.Andover; Charles Soaper 18 ag lab, b.Andover; William Soaper 9 scholars, b.Andover : scan

William Soper carter, stole a sack & plough line from his master Robert Hewitt, farmer of Deckford, on leaving his employment 10 Oct. Committed for trial at Qtr Sessions, Winchester. Pleaded guilty, 6w prison with hard labour; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 19 Oct 1872, from news.bl.uk; scan : [?William 19 a carter at Overton (E of Andover)] : [?William 89 carter at Andover Rd, Hurstbourne Tarrant (nr Andover) William 48 carter Longstock 5m S Andover]]

Mrs Soper at Sholing Common, [1m E S'ton] called immediately a boy 2y 6m old drowned. George, 1 of 3 children of Mrs Andrews wife of a seaman at Blenheim Cottage, Sholing Common. He'd fallen down the shared unfenced well 8am; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 21 Aug 1872, from news.bl.uk; scan : [William 44 foreman of ballast warf at Sholing, Hound, S'ton; m.Selina Manston 1851]

Mr Soper 1 of 45 at meal with music & singing at Red Lion Hotel, after Basingstoke Cricket Club match at the Folly ground; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 11 May 1872, from news.bl.uk; scan

Mr Soper & Mr Doomsday sailmakers in the dockyard played a single handed cricket match on Southsea Common on Saturday afternoon. Soper won by 1 innings & 10 runs; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 17 Jul 1872, from news.bl.uk; scan : [no Portsmouth dockworker, no Hants sailmaker (a Samuel 26 in & b.Slapton, Dev) in '71cen]

Charles Soper owned house at 9 Bedford St, St Paul's Ward, Portsmouth; qualifying him to be on the elector/burgess list 1872 source : [m.1869]
William Sopper owned house at 59 Northam St, St Paul's Ward, Portsmouth; qualifying him to be on the elector/burgess list source

Mr Soper's property (deceased), Gosport Highways Board discussed his building in Harbour Row taken over by Mr Dashwood. The porch obstructed nearly all the footway. The authority some years ago were remiss when it was built & perhaps can't now be removed; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' 25 Sep 1872, from news.bl.uk; scan : [only Soper in Gosport (& b.there) Ann 66 unm washerwoman lodging at 64 Lower South St, Alverstoke, Gosport (not vis '61cen)]

Walter Richard Soper of St Deny's kept 2 horses but with 1 licence. Mr Clew bought a light bay horse from Soper of Basingstoke & paid defendant. Mr Ford grocer of Southampton had a trotting match with defendant last Nov 6m up the Avenue & 6m back, Soper;s was a chestnut horse 16 hands; Fined £5 at Southampton Police Court; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 11 Sep 1872, from news.bl.uk; scan
: Walter Richard fined £10 for keeping carriages without a licence; Excise officer went to Soper's place of business, Winchester St, 2 Oct & saw a 2 wheeled phaeton & pony carriage; Soper convicted 3 times, did not appear; 'Hampshire Advertiser' 9 Nov 1872, from
news.bl.uk; scan [WRS shoe manufacturer m.Elecodie Olive Rachel Roussean 1863 S'ton]

William Soper carter, stole a sack & plough line from his master Robert Hewitt, farmer of Deckford, who lent him a waggon. Items miissed on leaving his employment 10 Oct. Committed for trial at Qtr Sessions, Winchester. Pleaded guilty, 6w prison with hard labour; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 19 Oct 1872, from news.bl.uk; scan : [?a William 48 carter at Longstock (4m S Andover); William 38 carter of Hurstbourne Tarrant & William 19 carter at Overton]

J B Soper practical engineer at Bishopstoke [3m N.S'ton], went to Slade's a butcher at Woolston [S'ton] & identified gas fittings worth £2 & saw a lamp like those at Bishopstoke Station: A railway gas inspector accused of stealing fittings & metals from London & SW Railway & passing to a gas fitter. Case withdrawn insufficient evidence; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 19 Oct 1872, from news.bl.uk; scan : [assume John Burgess Soper 51 engineer of Basingstoke? see 1820]

Edith Sarah Soper b.Jan>Mar 1872, Portsea : & an Edith Sarah Soper m.George James Shawyer Jan>Mar 1894, Portsea

Mr Soper of St Mary Street, donated 'rocks' [cakes?] to a collection for an distribution to poor of S'ton workhouse & their annual outing (on Sovereign steamship to HMS Victory, Portsmouth); in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 13 Sep 1873, from news.bl.uk; scan : [James grocer m.Mary A Cane Oct>Dec 1866, Southampton]

Nicholas Soper a young man well known at Emsworth & Westborne. After a Prinstead wedding last week, people fired off guns on the way home when his old duck gun burst. He was knocked down & bleed freely. Dr Stephens of Westbourne dressed wounds. At Chichester Infirmary his left hand amputated within a few hours, a piece cut from his left arm & wound on left side of chest; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 18 Oct 1873, from news.bl.uk; scan

Edwin Soper, Ernest Smith, William Barwell, Harry D'Arcy & Walter West, mischevous lads, charged with setting fire to furze at Woolston, property of George Hunt, 21 Nov; charge not pressed at County Bench Sat 22 Nov, prisoners discharged on paying costs 3s 2d ea; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 22 Nov 1873, from news.bl.uk; scan : [Rev Edwin Herbert Soper (1859-1898) missionary, youngest son of William boot mfr of Woolston, S'ton & Mary Mason who m.1846, S'ton]

Jane Elizabeth Soper d.21 Sept 1873, age 26, beloved wife of Charles Soper at Bedford St, Southsea, 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub.Portsmouth) 27 Sep; from newspapers.bl.uk : [Charles Frederick m.Jane Elizabeth ne Willstead 1869, Portsea]

Henry Soper m.Fanny Burgess Apr>Jun 1874, Andover, Hants; assume b.Apr>Jun 1853, Andover to Thomas Soper & Eliza Taylor m.1850 Andover
- Henry Soper b.c1875 Overton : [Henry Charles Soper b.Apr>Jun 1875 or Henry John Soper b.Oct>Dec 1875, both Andover]
- Thomas Soper b.c1877 Overton
- Arthur David Soper b.Jan>Mar 1879, Andover & d.Jul>Sep 1886 age 8
- Mary Ann Soper b.Jan>Mar 1878, Basingstoke, Hants (b.Longparish); m.William Chandler Apr>Jun 1899, Kingsclere, Hants [see '01cen below]
- Kate Soper b.1887 b.Andover ?'01 gen serv?; ??a Kate m.Charles V Reynolds Jan>Mar 1918, Basingstoke, Hants
- Beatrice Soper b.1887 Longparish; ?Beatrice Alice Soper m.William Daniel Holdaway Jan>Mar 1908, Basingstoke; see son '11cen Alfred below
: '81cen Henry ag labr 29 Forton St, Longparish, Hants; b Andover; Fanny 29; Henry 6 both b.Longparish; Thomas 4 b.Overton; Arthur 2 b.Andover; Mary Ann 7m b.Longparish
: ?Fanny Soper (c1850-1895) d.Oct>Dec 1895, Basingstoke, Hants, age 45
: '91cen Henry 32 agricultural labourer in 2 rooms at Cottage, East Oakley, Wootton St Lawrence, Hants; b.Barton Stacey, Hants; Fanny 32; Mary A 13 all b.Longparish; Kate 4b.Andover; Beatrice 3b.Longparish; scan
: 1896 ?a Beatrice Soper admitted 7 Dec 1896 to Old Basing National/St Mary's C of E Junior School, Old Basing; from Oakley School; father of Hodd's Farm*; 'knows nothing' scan : [*now Hodds Fm, Ashmoor Ln; a Thomas Rampton d.1928 at the farm 'Soper Clan']
- - - - - - - could this be Henry below- - - - - - -
- Lily Soper b.c1891, Ashe Warren, Hants [not vis bmd]; m.William Gilbert c.1909
- Florence May Soper b.Jan>Mar 1901, Andover, Hants (b.Bullington 9m SE of Andover)
- Helen Soper b.c1903 Pot-bottom Hants; 8 in '11cen [Potbottom Fm, Laverstoke or nearby, Pot Bottom Cottage, Whitchurch]
: Fanny Soper (c1850-1895) d.Oct>Dec 1895, age 45, Basingstoke, Hants
: Henry's m. to Helenbef.1901 not vis [Helen b.Spofforth, Yorks]
: dau Lilian/Lily's m.William Gilbert c.1909 not vis
: '01cen Henry 47 shepherd at in 4 rooms at Vauxhall Cottage, Farleigh Wallop, Hants; b.Longparish, Hants; Helen 32, b.Spofforth, Yorks; Lily 10, b.Ashe Warren, Hants; Florence 7m, b.Bullington, Hants; scan : [not vis bmd]
: '01cen Kate 15 gen dom serv at 'Coxtone', Cliddisdon Rd, Basingstoke, b.Wonston, Hants; servant to Thomas Webb 60 retired farmer b.Church Oakley, Hants & wife Amy 50 b.Worth, Sx scan
: '01cen Beatrice 15at Overton Tirl Hill, Overton, Hants, b.Andover; sister with William Clerk 21 carter on farm b.Witchurch, Hants & Mary Clerk 22 b.Longparish, Hants scan [?a Mary m.Wm Chandler 1899]
: ? a Henry Soper (c1852-1911) d.Jan>Mar 1911, Basingstoke, Hants, age 59
: '11cen Helen 43 widow on farm (employee) in 4 rooms at Winslade, Basingstoke; b.Spofforth, Yorks; Florence 10; b.Bullington, Helen 8; b.Pot-bottom, Hants living with Helen's son-in-law William Gilbert 38 farm carter b.Ringwood, Lilian Gilbert 23 {m.2y 1 birth} b.Ashwarren, & Maud 2 b.Winslade, Hants scan : [William/Lilian's m. not vis]
: '11cen Alfred Soper 6 at school rooms , 2up, 2 down, at St John, Shurborne, Basingstoke, Hants; b.Kingsclere, Hants with parents William Daniel Holdaway 23 waggoner on farm b.Old Basing & Beatrice Alice Holdaway 24 {both m.3y, 0 births} b.Longparish scan : [Beatrice Alice Soper m.William Daniel Holdaway Jan>Mar 1908, Basingstoke; Alfred b.Oct>Dec 1904, Kingsclere, Hants; ?a Beatrice A Holdaway Apr>Jun 1949 Winchester, age 60; On a private tree in Ancesty.com & in a public tree]

Thomas Soper Brine age 9, killed by thrown stone by a 15 year old 15 Mar; Inquest next day at New Inn, Brixton, [now called Brighstone (NW clifftop of I of W) & renamed 'The Three Bishops'] son of George Brine labourer living nr Brixton. Mother going home 6pm, 6 Mar from Sheet Farm with Thomas & Walter Hiscock 5 & in lane near her home, The boy carrying a bag of bran behind, she heard a cry & saw blood from his forehead 1874. [see Dorset notes for more] : [Thomas Soper Brine b.Oct>Dec 1864 Wareham, Dor & d.Jul>Sep 1874, I of Wight, Hants]

James Soper of 41 Victoria St, Landport, Hants, Steward in the Royal Navy. 1st meeting of creditors at accountants 9 Union St, Portsea, 5 Dec 1874 11am (London Gazette 13 Nov; & 'Hampshire Advertiser' scan) : Request for creditors to come forward by 23 Mar 1875 (26 Mar) : [?'81cen a James 23 gun room steward at Naples, b.Devonport?]

William George Frederick Soper cashier to ex mayor Edwin Jones, at 13 High St, S'ton [furniture shop?]; A witness S'ton Police Court (headed by S'ton Mayor) against W H Joliffe a salesman in shop who embeled £1; 3m prison; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 23 Dec 1874, from news.bl.uk; scan : [WGFS m.Alice Elizabeth Sims 1883]

George Soper m.Pamela Anderson Apr>Jun 1874, Portsea, Hants (bmd)
: George Edward b.Andover Jul>Sep 1848; ?to Henry & Sophia King who m.
1847
- Annie E Soper b.Walmer, Kent 1872
- Edith G Soper b.Glasgow, Scotland 1878; Edith Gertrude Soper m.James William Drewry Oct>Dec 1899, Fulham, Lon
- Cyril Edward Soper b.Lewes Apr>Jun 1890 [speculate Annie's child?] : '11cen tobacconist; m??aCyril E m. Apr>Jun 1911, Uxbridge, Lon (to either Avis Hennings or Florence E Mallard Henning / Mallard)
: '51cen Henry 29, head, at Charlton, Andover; b.Clanville, Hants; Sophia 29 b.Amport, Hants; George 2 b.Penton, Hants; Henry 1 b.Andover scan
: '61cen not with family
: '71cen George Private RM ? 23unm Private RMLI, HMS Asia, of Portsmouth Harbour, Portsea, Hants; 216 on board (inc all 57 marines & 8 officers), 106 not on board (inc 72 officers!) (built 1824, a hulk ship in the harbour source), Penton, Hants
: [awarded medal 1880]
: '81cen George (c1849-?) a Sergeant Royal Marines Light Infantry, b.Andover, Hants, 32 on "Warrior" at Portland, Dorset
: '81cen wife nearby Pamela wife (head) 30 at Cove Cottages, Portland, Dor; Annie E 9 scholar both b.Canterbury, Kent & Edith 3 b.Scotland : Portland Census
: '91cen George E 42 warder in naval prison, at 11 Little East St, All Saints, Lewes, Sx, b.Andover, Hants; Pamela 40, Annie E 19 both b.Walmer, Kent, Edith G 13 b.Scotland, Cyril E 11m b.Lewes, Sx; scan
: a George (c1849-1897) d.Jan>Mar, Lewes, Sx, age 48 [no d vis for Pamela; ?a Pamela m.Oct>Dec 1900 Brentford (to either John Gilbert Cutting or John Alfred Watson)]
: ['01cen Annie 27 ladys maid domestic at 136a Seven Sisters Rd, Islington, Lon; b.Upper Walmer, Kt; Cyril 10 b.Lewes, Sx with brother in law James Drewry 25 hairdresser's assistant b.Holborn, Lon; with Edith Drewry 23 b.Glasgow, Scotland; dau Dorothy 2 b. Ealing, Lon; father James Drewley widower 56 hairdresser b.St Georges in the East, Lon & brother Henry 24unm hairdresser Ass b.Holborn, Lon; scan]
: ['11cen Cyril Edward 21unm shopkeeper, tobacconist & confectioner (self employed at home)on own in 3 rooms at 258 Munster Rd, Fulham; b.Lewis, Sx; {mistranscribed as Loper} scan]

William Soper who helps John Gale in performance of his duties; a witness. Gale assaulted by 2 men. while employed to clean the market 11pm Sat (not drunk). Men imprisoned, solitary, bread & water; in 'The Star' 22 Aug 1874, from news.bl.uk; scan : [?William carpenter 30 at Arreton, I of W; b.Guernsey '71cen with family]

Speculation that Mary Sloper m.John Jennings Oct>Dec 1874, Kingsclere? & was the Mary below [Mary b.c1851 Ashmansworth m.1874 Highclere. They had 5 children source][’71cen John Jennings an inmate, Millbank Military Prison, Lon : ‘81cen John Jennings (b.Newbury, Berks ,1852) at Highclere & Mary Jennings (b.Ashmansworth, Hants c1860) at Ash’h : ‘91cen family together at Newbury workhouse] rootschat : [?a Mary Soper b.Jul>Sep 1853, Kingsclere]
‘41cen John Soper 88 at Healeighs Cottages, Cold Henley, Whitechurch, John 41 ag lab, Mary 41, Jane 8, all b,Hants
‘51cen John Soper 49 ag lab at Boot, Ashmansworth, b.Ash'th [6m N Whitchurch]: Mary 52 b.Tufton [¼m S Whitchurch]; Jane 17 b.Ash'th[next door the Charlotte Walker in '61cen with parents Thomas & Sarah & siblings; Thomas Walker m.Sarah Soper Apr>Jun 1848 Kingsclere]
‘61cen John Soaper 70, a carter at Ash'h b. Ash'h; Mary 71, b.Tufton & relatives Charlotte Walker 12 & Mary Soaper 7 student, b. Ash'h : ['probably Mary's grparents'] : [speculate ages wrong & father William d.1863]
(?or ‘61 John Soper 61 unm carter/farm serv b.Ash'h with Henry Pike farmer of 150a)
‘71cen Mary Soper (c1853-?) 18 general servant at at Laundry House, Highclere with Elizabeth Eeles & family[2m N Ash'h] b Ashmansworth

Alfred Soper m.Elizabeth Wild m.Apr>Jun 1874 Andover Hants; m.30 May 1874 Andover (dau of George Wild)* : Alfred b.Apr>Jun 1852 Penton Mewsey [Andover bmd] to James & Mary Marchment who m.1839 Weyhill nr Andover
- Edith Soper b.Apr>Jun 1875 Penton [Andover bmd dist], a dom cook & (??an Edith d.Jul>Sep 1905 age 30)
- Alice Soper b.Jul>Sep 1878 Upper Clatford, [Andover], housemaid '01cen; m.Edward Drewitt Jul>Sep 1908, Andover; '39cen laundress & farm labourer
- Frederick Soper b.Jul>Sep 1884 Clatford, [Andover]; m.Alice Spreadbury 1907, Fyfield, [Andover] : To Canada 1928; d.1968
- Florence May Soper b.Jan>Mar (& Jul>Sep) 1889 Clatford, [Andover]; m.Jesse Eastman Apr>Jun 1909, Andover; (d.19 Dec 1959 tree)
- Kate Soper b.Jul>Sep 1891 Andover
- William Victor Soper b.Apr>Jun 1897, Andover, Hants; (b.Fyfield); worked Elliot Brickwork's Bournemouth' '11cen on farm; a carter 1915 when joined Rifle Brigade; d.21 Mar 1918, France, WW1; biog
: '51cen James 35 at Penton Mewsey; Mary 34; Emma 9; Henry 7; Samuel 5; Sarah
: '61cen James 46 b.Andover, shepherd at Penton Mewsey; Mary 44; Henry 16 shepherd; Samuel 14 scholer; Alfred 8 attending school, all b.Penton Mewsey
: '71cen James shepperd 57; at Mead Hedges, Andover, b.Andover; Mary 52, b.Hoxcotte; Alfred 19 under carter, b.Penton Mewsey : scan
: '81cen Alfred 28 ag lab (carter) at Clatford Village, Upper Clatford; b.Penton, Hants; Elizabeth 26 b.Amport, Hants; Edith 5 b.Andover, Hants scholar; Alice 2 Upper Clatford
: '91cen Alfred 38 carter (employee) at Fyfield, Hants; b.Penton, Hants; Elizabeth 35.Amport, Hants; Edith 16b.Andover, Hants; Alice 12; Fredrick 6; Florence M 1 all b.Clatford, Hants & father James 77b.unknown, ?; scan
: '01cen Alfred 48 carter on farm at Farm Cottages, Fyfield Entire, Hants; b.Penton, Hants; Elizabeth 44; Edith 26unm dom cook both b.Andover; Frederick 16 carter on farm; Florence 11; Kate 9 all b.Andover; William 3 Fyfield, Hants scan
: '01cen Alice 24unm domestic housemaid at Clanville Lodge, Clanville St, Weyhill, Penton Grafton, Hants; b.Clatford; servant to Sarah E Faith 51 widow of landowner & daus 26 & 14 both b.Berks, governess 28 b.India, cook 34, lady's maid 30, parlour maid 26 & kitchen maid 20 scan, [not vis '11cen]
: '11cen Alfred 59 farm carter in 4 rooms at Fyfield, Andover; Elizabeth 53 {m.37y, 6 births, 5 alive}; William Victor 13 working on farm, all b.Andover scan
*from facebook entry; Cindy csoper'at'shaw.ca 2007
: 1933 Alfred Soper (c1852-1933) d.Oct>Dec, age 81, Winchester, Hants from an ancestry tree calling him "Wilfred Alfred Soper"]
: '39cen Elizabeth Soper 82 widow, unpaid dom duties (b.14 Jun 1857) at The Laundy LK [next to Red House Farm?], Stratford-on-Avon, W.wicks; with Edward Drewitt b.23 Mar 1871 farm labourer, heavy worker & Alice Drewitt b.3 Jan 1878 laundress both m. & Arthur W Drewitt b.13 Mar 1912 farm labourer hw, unm; Elizabeth line 4 & line 5 temp witheld scan
: 1946 Elizabeth Soper (c1858-1946) d.Jan>Mar, Stratford, W.wicks, age 88

Soper's lawn home of Harriet Wilkinson at Andover Magistrates Court; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 7 Jan 1874, from news.bl.uk; scan

William Soper age 4 of 2 Westgate St, bruised head when the iron gates of St Michael's Church fell on him.Dr Welch said wound bad but not dangerous & taken home; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 25 Feb 1874, from news.bl.uk; scan : [William C b.1868 to Walter Richard shoe mfr & Elecodie Olive Rachel Roussean, who m.1863]

Alfred Augustus Soper m.Ellen Bennett 21 Sep 1874Northwood, Hants (m.Jul>Sep Isle of Wight RD) both 23; fathers Robert & Robert Bennett; Alfred b.28 Jun 1852, Kingston: [b.Jul>Sep Portsea reg dist]; to Robert & Harriet Lee who m. 1833,
- Alfred Augustus Soper (1877-1931) b.Jan>Mar Carisbrooke, I of W greengrocer (m.Ellen Blanch Urry (b.1876 Cowes, I of W) 1900 Carisbrook) : d.I of W, age 54
- Ellen Harriett Soper (1879-1940) b.Oct>Dec (m.Thomas McDonald Fletcher Oct>Dec 1899 IofW; an Ellen H Fletcher d.Jan>Mar 1940 I.Wight, age 61
- Robert Arthur Soper (1881-1956) b.Jul>Sep, I of W; greengrocer; m.Nellie Louise Richardson 1904 S.Stoneham, Hants; Nellie d.1963 both Cowes
- Grace Soper (1883-1955) b.10 Jun [b.Jul>Sep], I of W; greengrocer; '11cen 27 with parents; '39cen shopkeeper; d.Cowes, age 71unm
- Frances Amy Soper (1884-1968) b.4 Aug [b.Jul>Sep] I of W; '11cen 26unm dressmaker; d.Cowes, age 84unm
- Blanche Annie Soper (1887-1962) b.Jan>Mar I of W; greengrocer; m.James T L Greagsbey, Jan>Mar 1913, I of W; d.Jul>Sep age 75
- William Thomas Soper (1890-1959) b.Apr>Jun I of W; m.Ellen B Burren 1919, I of W; a Rector in Cornwall
- what connection? Brian M Soper b.Oct>Dec 1920, Isle of Wight, Hants (mother nee Bennett) see '39cen below
: 1878 Alfred Soper (1851-?), b.Landport, Hants, in an 1878 crew lists, age 27
: '81cen Alfred 29 master green grocer at Northwood, Hants, b.Landport, Ellen 28 b.Shalfleet, Hants, Alfred Augustus 4 & Harriett Ellen 1 both b.W Cowes
: '91cen Alfred A 39 grocer (employer) at Ivy Cottage, (St Marys), Northwood, Hants; b.Portsmouth, Hants; Ellen 38 b.Calbourne, Isle of Wight, Hants; Alfred A 14 ass grocer; Ellen 11; Robert 9; Grace 7; Frances 6; Blanche 4 all students; William 1 all b.West Cowes, I of W; & brother Thomas 48unm b.Portsmouth; sister Harriet E Maggs 53, widow living on own means b.Portsmouth, visitor Amy E 25 gen dom serv b.Shanklin, I of W & servant Alice M Legg 13 gen dom serv b.Marks Corner, I of W scan & scan2
: '01cen Alfred A 49 greengrocer, at Ivy Cottage, Park Rd, Cowes, IofW, b.Portsmouth, Ellen 48 b.Shalfleet, Robert A 19 asst gg, Grace 17 asst gg, Frances A 16 dressmaker & Blanche A 14 asst gg, William T 11 all b.Cowes & brother Thomas L 58unm shoemaker b.Portsmouth; scan {son Alfred greengrocer with wife nearby}
: 1904 a fruitier, Park Rd, 1904 directory; & son a fruiter nearby
: '11cen Alfred Augustus 59 fruitier (self employed at home) in 7 rooms atPark Rd, Cowes, I of W; b.Portsmouth; Ellen 58 {m.36y, 7 births; 7 alive}; b.Shadfleet, I of W; Grace 27unm; France Amy 26unm dressmaker (self employed at home);Blanche Annie 25unm all b.Cowes, I of W; & brother Thomas Lear Soper 68unm boot & shoemaker (self employed at home); b.Portsmouth scan
: 1916 Alfred Augustus fruiterer shared executor of Thomas Lear Soper d.25 Jun 1916, of Ivy Cottage, Park Rd, Cowes, I of W, Hants; probate Lon 8 Aug 1916 to [other brother] William retired blacksmith; estate £1,216 3s 10d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Thomas L d.Apr>Jun 1916 I of W, age 74]
: 1925 Ellen (c1852-1925) bur.2 Oct 1925; religeon U; greengrocer of 1 Park Rd, Cowes, age 73 : [d.Jul>Sep, I of Wight]; Northwood Cemetery, W Cowes; plot 13, grave 3161; source
: '39cen Alfred A 88 widow, general shop keeper (retired) (b.28 Jun 1851) at General Store, 2 Park Rd, Cowes, I of W; Grace 56unm general shop keeper (b.10 Jun 1883); Frances A 55unm unpaid dom duties (b.4 Aug 1884) scan
: '39cen what connection? Brian Mark Soper 18unm student at home (b.12 Nov 1920) at 68 Clinton Rd, Camborne-Redruth, Con; with with Bernard Billing b.9 Oct 1933 at school; John T Odgers b.2 Jun 1881 married; Ethel Odgers b.25 Jun 1887 unpaid dom duties; 3rd line blacked-out scan [see b.above]
: 1943 Alfred Augustus> (c1852-1943) d.Cowes age 91, greengrocer of 2 Park Rd, Cowes; bur.23 Jun 1943; Northwood Cemetery, W Cowes plot 13, grave 3156; source
: 1955 Grace Soper (c1884-1955) bur.9 May 1955, d.Cowes age 71, (conformist) Northwood Cemetery plot 11, grave 1172d; source
: 1968 Frances Amy (c1884-1968) bur.31 Aug 1968, age 84,24 Park Court, Cowes; d.Ancona Nursing Home, Freshwater; Northwood Cemetery, W Cowes; plot 11, grave 1172d; d. source

Florence Ruth E Soper b.Jan>Mar 1875, Alverstoke, Hants; [not vis '81cen; no b. or m.vis]

Thomas Soper m.Emily Newman Jul>Sep 1875, Romsey, Hants (bmd)
: Thomas of London, m.Emily Newman, 6 Jul 1875 at Baptist Chapel, Romsey, dau of Mr H Newman, tailor of Romsey; 'Hants Advertiser' (pub.Southampton) 10 Jul, from
newspapers.bl.uk
: Thomas b.Harberton Jan>Mar 1849 (Totnes bmd dist) to William & Eliza m.1831 Harberton, Dev
- Herbert Newman Soper b.Apr>Jun 1876, St Pancras, Lon; poor law clerk; m.either (?? or Alma Kate Crisp) Apr>Jun 1903, Wandsworth (but Charlotte below)
- Laura Kate Soper b.Apr>Jun 1877, Islington, Lon; '11cen 33unm; ?Laura K Soper d.Jan>Mar 1963 Wandsworth, age 85
- William Harry Soper b.Jul>Sep 1879, Islington; stationery salesman; m.Marian Emma Bennett 1904 Wandsworth
- Frank Leonard Soper b.Apr>Jun 1885, Wandsworth, Lon; commercial clerk; Pvt injured WW1; an architect's clerk
: '71cen Thomas 22 joiner at Harbertonford, Dev with widowed mother 61 annuitant & Sophia 26unm dressmaker; all b.Harberton, Dev
: '81cen Thomas 32 carpenter at Mallinson Rd 3 Devonshire Terr, Battersea, Sy; b.Warbaston, Dev; Emily 30 b.Romsey, Hants; Herbert N 5 scholar; Laura K 3; W H Soper 1 b.Lon; ['91cen Emily/Herbert/Laura not vis]
: 1888 Thomas of 1 Haubeck Rd, Battersea Rise, Sy, shopfitter, an executor of mother who left £51
: '91cen Thomas 42 shop fitter (house) at 36 Park St, Brighton, Sx; b.Harbortonford, Dev; William H 11 scholar b.Islington, Lon; lodging with Harriet Bullen 46 widowed laundress b.W.Grinstead & children 21, 12 & 11 all b.Brighton scan : [if son working then assume v.poor]
: '01cen Emily 50 married at 38 Winsham Street, Battersea, (St Lukes), Lon, b.Romsey, Hants; Herbert N 25 clerk poor law service b.Marylebone, Lon; Laura K 23; William H 21 stationery salesman both b.St Pancras, Lon; Frank L 15 commercial clerk b.Battersea; scan scan : [Thomas not vis, speculate lost off top off page?]
: '11cen Thomas (c1849-?) 62 head at Wandsworth, Lon; b.Dev; Emily 60 b.Hants; Laura Kate 33; Frank Leonard 25 both b.Lon]
: '11cen Herbert Newman (c1876-?) 35 [poor law steward] at ( Dulwich/Herne/Rd/S/E) Camberwell, Lon; b.Islington, Lon; Charlotte 33 b.Great .., Norfolk
: Thomas d.9 Mar 1924, of 49 Gassiott Rd, Tooting, Sy; probate Lon 3 Apr to Frank Leonard Soper, secretary; estate £954; from Probate Calender, scan : (Thomas (c1849-1924) d.Jan>Mar, Wandsworth, age 75)
: Emily d.13 Jun 1925, widow of 49 Gassiot Rd, Tooting; probate Lon 21 Jul to Frank Leonard Soper, architects clerk; estate £942 11s; from Probate Calender, scan : (Emily (c1851-1925) d.Apr>Jun, Wandsworth, age 74)

Messrs Soper Atwood & Burgess, Wareham sang some good old songs & several glees, under the leadership of Miss Barton who accompanied them in her usual finshed style, at Working Men's Ass, 21 Jan at The Reading Room, Nursling. Mr Soper's reading of "Roast beef & custards at Ben & Betty's home' was full of humour.; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' 30 Jan 1875, from news.bl.uk; scan : [?Edwin m.Mary Robertson, 1868 only Nursling family '71cen]

Charles Soper boot & shoe manufacturer of Basingstoke, Hants. Patent 2777 in respect of the invention of "improvements in boots & shoes" 21 Dec 1875 (London Gazette 21 Dec) : Patent expired 1878 as duty not paid : [Charles m.1872 shoemaker]

Edward Pitt Soper b.July-Sep 1875 Portsea, Hants, m.Lewisham, Oct-Dec 1906 [to either Elizabeth Baker or Hilda Gwendolen A Roberts] [bmd] : relations? Selina Pitt Soper b.Oct-Dec 1889 Portsea (a teacher) & Frederick Pitt Soper b.Apr-Jun 1903 [Edward P Soper, engineer, biog in Naval Sopers]

Edward Soper took a lease for 99 years of a messuage & Bakehouse, Nursling (on South side of Nursling Street), from Dame Jane Barker-Mill, 22 Apr 1875. ref 51M76/A/2E/146 [coloured plan included] Hants RO : [Edwin 31, a baker & family in '81cen at Nursling - assume this might be Edward]

William Soper m.Lucy Cole Apr>Jun 1875, Hartley Wintney, Hants (a William b.Jan>Mar 1847, Hartley Wintney; assume in '51cen mother Eliza?)
- William Soper b.Jan>Mar 1879, (b.Odiham) Hartley Wintney RD m.Emma Ada Butler Jan>Mar 1905 HW (groom with 4 children '11cen)
: ??a- Edward Soper d.Jan>Mar 1881, Hartley Wintney, Hants, age 0 [an Edward b.Apr>Jun 1881 NW, perhaps registered late?] - seems not as only 4 births by '11cen
- Arthur Thomas Soper 'Thomas' b.Oct>Dec 1881, Odiham; '11cen gardener 28unm; [??a Thomas A d.Oct>Dec 1912, HW, age 30]
- Edith Soper b.c1885 Odiham; dom serv '01cen; (?an Edith m.Jul>Sep 1910, Hartley Wintney (to Reginald H Nicholson or James T Pyke) : [perhaps the Edie Soper b.Apr>Jun 1884, HW]
: ??a- William Soper b.Apr>Jun 1885 & d.Apr>Jun 1890, age 5, both Hartley Wintney
- Ellen Soper 'Nellie' b.Jan>Mar 1886 (b.Odiham), Hartley Wintney not vis '01cen; '11cen cook 25unm; (?an Ellen m.Jul>Sep 1911, HW to Edwin Fuller, George Paice or Harry Robinson) : ?a Nellie Soper m.Earnest F Stent Apr>Jun 1915, HW
: ?'61cen William 16 b.Odiham grandson with Hannah Soper 76 at North Warnborough, Odiham, Hampshire b.Odiham
: '71cen William Sopher 24unm, painter at Upper St?, Odiham, Hartley Wintney; b.Odiham; lodger ?with James White 29 printer lbr; wife Louisa 26, mother, brother & 3 children scan
: 1875 Lucy became deaf (the year they married; see '11cen)
: '81cen William 33 journeyman painter (assist) at Northwarnbro St, Odiham; Lucy (Susan) 36; William 2 all b.Odiham
: 1887 William (c1848-1887) d.Oct>Dec 1887, Hartley Wintney, age 39
: '91cen Lucy 46 widow seamstress (shirt), in 4 rooms at North Warnboro St, N.Warnborough, Odiham; William 12; Thomas 9; Edith 6; Ellen 5 all scholars, all b.Odiham; scan
: 1897 Edith b.28 Apr 1884, admitted 6 Apr 1891; left 5 Jul 1897 to Odiham National/Board/Council School, Bury Fields, Odiham from Odin Infants; mother Lucy of widow of N Warnboro scan; Ellen b.9 Jan 1886, admitted 25 Apr 1892, left 24 Jan 1899 scan
: '01cen Lucy 54 widow laundress in 4 rooms at Up St, N.Warnborough, Odiham, Hants; William 22unm stableman; Thomas 19 groom & gardener, all b.Warnborough; scan
: '01cen Edith 16 gen dom at Chapel Terrace, North Warnborough, Odiham, Hants, b.Odiham; servant to Charles S Channdler 55 farmer b.Crondall, Hants & wife Caroline 50 b.M,sx; scan
: '01cen Nellie 15 gen dom at High St, Odiham, Hants, b.Odiham; servant to William P Kensett 40 outfitter b.Horsham, Sx; wife 43 & nephew 14 shop boy both b.Southsea, Hants scan
: '11cen Lucy 66 widow laundress (self employed) {m.40y, 4births; all alive} in 4 rooms at North Warnboro, Hants; Thomas 28unm jobbing gardener (dom); Nellie 25unm cook, domestic; all b.N.Warnboro, Lucy, deaf 36 years old scan
: Lucy Soper (c1845-1917) d.Apr>Jun 1917, Hartley Wintney, age 72

Sarah Anne Sign Soper of Nelson Rd, Freemantle, Millbrook, widow 1875 : 5M62/14 p600 Hants RO [presume husband Richard's will 1869] : [Richard b.c1822 Basingstoke, m.Sarah Anne Sign Harrison 23 Dec 1844]

Henry Soper, of Southampton, 1 of 15 able seamen on crew of 'Lady Octavia' 1,172tons from London to Sydney NSW 22 Feb 1875 : NSW records
H Soper (c1831-?), of Southampton, age 45, oldest of 17 able seamen (+7 ordinary seamen) on crew of 'Star of India' 1,040tons from London to Sydney NSW, arrived 17 Jun 1876 : NSW records

Albert William Soper (1876-?), b.Romsey, Hants, 18 Feb 1876, nrJ98063, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives.gov.uk ADM 188/843 : [Not vis bmd, no Sopers b.Romsey near that year (a Florence b.1870 & George b.1872 Romsey)] : [?an Albert W able seaman wounded ww1] : [speculate connection? (not son) Arthur William Soper b.Romsey 18 Feb 1905, m.Elsie Harradine Davis d.1973; lost link]
: Albert William Soper b.Jan>Mar 1905 Romsey [??connection an Albert W m.Elsie E Davies Oct>Dec 1937, Portsmouth, Hants]
: Albert William b.18 Feb 1905, parcels van lad; wage 8s 3 Mar 20; at Leigh : [Kt], London & S.Western Railway; Appointed Allbrook, nr Eastleigh; Appointed 3 Mar 19 at Southampton; 3 testimonials; 7s pw; unm; 5ft 1½in; eyesight examined; recomended signalman at Rickman; 8s Mar'20; Left service without notice; Joined the Navy 8 Jul 20; record scan
: '39cen dau-i-l? an Elsie E 33m housewife unpaid (b.9 Feb 1906) at 70 Waterloo Rd, Southampton, Hants; lines 2 & 3 blacked out scan

Southampton Street Directory 1876
E Soper, baker, Nursling
James Soper, grocer & provision merchant, 63 St Mary St
William Soper, fly proprietor, Kent Rd, Freemantle : [see 1865, S'tn]
William Soper, shoemaker, Lisbon House, Obelisk Rd, Woolston : [William m.Mary Tucker 1854]

Jacob Soper (1844-1902) m.Jan>Mar 1876 Louisa Clara Goddard (1845-1882) at St Giles, Reading, Berks, (Jacob b.7 Mar 1844 at Fair Oak, Kingsclere to John Soper & Jane ne Smith)
- Maud Soper bpt.27 Apr 1876, d.age 1week & bur.6 May 1876 both St Mary; family at Rose Cottage, Kingsclere, (b.reg Apr-Jun)
- Harry Soper b.Jul-Sept 1877 family at George St, Kingsclere
source; m.Flora Louisa Hatfield at Henley, Oxon 1904 : a publican '11cen
- Frank Harold Soper bpt.7 Apr 1880 & bur.14 Apr age 3w, both St. Mary, source, family at North St
- Frank Harold Soper (1881-1955), b.11 Dec North St, Kingsclere; m.Sarah Louisa Jane Hutchings 1911
: '71cen Jacob 27 bricklayer journeyman at West End, Kingsclere with family; John 66 ag lab, Jane 56, Frederick 17 brewery servant & Emma 13 scholar all b.Kingsclere; scan
: '81cen Jacob 36 bricklayer in North St, Kingsclere; b.Kingsclere; Clara 36 Lon; Harry 3 b.Kingsclere
: 1882 Louisa Clara Soper (c1844-1882) d.Apr>Jun 1882, Kingsclere, Hants, age 38; d.16 Apr at North St (4m after birth of 4th child)*
: '91cen Jacob 45 bricklayer (employee) (perhaps in Station Rd?, nr police station), Kingsclere; Harry 13; Frank 9 all b.Kingsclere scan
: 1894 Harry (1875-?) nr.4666 5th Battalion, 3rd Royal Berks Regiment, militia 1894-5; Discharge purchased army record
: '01cen Jacob 54 widowed bricklayer journeyman, alone in 4 rooms at George St, Wolverton, Hants,b.Kingsclere, Hants; scan
: '01cen Harry 23unm baker bread at refreshment shop, 'Jolly Bro', Park St, Frimley, Sy, b.Kingsclere, Hants; boarding with Elizabeth Ching 49 widow housekeeper b.Wilts & 3 other boarding bakers scan
: '01cen Frank19unm groom & cowman on farm at George St, Kingsclere; boarding with Francis P Lewis 50 boot maker b.Kingsclere & wife Milly 44 b.Wolverton scan
: 1902 Jacob d.Apr>Jun 1902, Kingsclere age 53: [researcher, grgrandson Gerald Soper*]

Sopers bur at Northwood Cemetery, Cowes; Robert d.1877; Harriet d.1887; Frederick Charles d.1913; Thomas Lear d.1916; Ellen d.1925;Alfred Augustus d.1931; Alfred Augustus d.1943; Helen Louise d.1947; Alfred William Thomas d.1947; Ellen Blanche d.1950; Grace d.1955; Robert Arthur d.1956; Robert William d.1958; Nellie Louisa d.1963; Frances Amy d.1968 source : [all entered families on this page]

Thomas Soper m.Eliza Spicer Apr>Jun 1877, Andover, Hants (bmd) [though a Tom also m.1878 Amport]
- William Thomas Soper b.Jul>Sep 1878, Andover (b.Weyhill): [
'01cen groom 22] '11cen 32unm coachman at Faringdon, Glos/Berk;
- Elizabeth Mary Soper b.Jul>Sep 1881, Andover; cook; m.Jan>Mar 1904, Andover, to either Walter Earnest Gibbs or Frederick William L Searle
- Emily Lucy Soper b.Jul>Sep 1883, Andover; m.Jul>Sep 1904 Andover to either William Hayward or Ernest Charles Sloper
- Earnest Frederick Soper b.Jul>Sep 1885, Andover : ['01cen 'Ernest' groom 16 in Wilts with brother William] '11cen 25unm stableman, Andover; b.Weyhill; ?d.1 Apr 1918, Somme, France WW1
- Florence May Soper b.Jan>Mar or b.Jul>Sep 1889, Andover, Hants : [age 22 '11cen; +her child age 8? no married siblings)]
- - gr.son Frederick Phillimore S Soper b.6 Mar 1903 Amport [b.Apr>Jun, Andover]; ??a Frederick P m.Stella M King Jan>Mar 1929, Andover
: '81cen Thomas Soaper 26 brewers laborer at White House, Amport, Hants, b.Charlton, Andover, Hants; Eliza Soaper 25 b.Ludgershall, Wilts; William J Soaper 3 b.Penton, Hants '81cen
: '91cen Thomas 36 brewers drayman in 3 rooms at White House, Amport, Hants; b.Charlton, Hants; Eliza 34b.Ludgershall, Wilts; William T 12 scholar b.Weyhill, Hants; Elizabeth M 9; Emily L 7 both scholars; Ernest F 5; Florence M 2 all b.Amport; (Thomas Newman 37, shepherd, wife & 5 children, from Dorset also in 3 rooms at Whitehouse) scan
: '01cen Thomas 47 drayman at brewery in 2 rooms at White House, Weyhill, Amport, b.Little London, Hants; Eliza 45, b.Ludgershall, Wilts; Florence 12, b.Amport; & visitor Frank Barton 20unm grrom at racing stables b.Crawley, Sx scan
- '01cen William Thomas 22 servant & Ernest 16 boarderboth domestic grooms at Roshe Court, East Winterslow, Wilts [nr.Salisbury], b.Weyhill, Hants: in household of magistrate Thomas T S Metcalfe 50, wife, cook, butler & 3 maids [next door a coachman at Roche Lodge & farm baliff in Roshe Court Fm]; scan : [Weyhill & Amport 3m apart]
: '01cen Elizabeth M 19 cook domestic at The Rectory, Fyfield, Hants, b.Amport, Hants; with Evan K R Reynolds 42 clergyman b.Croydon, Sy, wife 3 dau, governess & housemaid scan &scan
: '01cen Ernest 16 domestic grooms, boarding at Roshe Court Lodge, East Winterslow, b.Weyhill, Hants lodging in household of George Brooks 35 coachman
: '11cen Thomas 57 public house keeper at 'The New Inn' (6 bedrooms, 4 downstairs rooms), Redenham, nr. Andover; b.Little London, Hants; Eliza 55 {m.33y, 5 births, all alive} b.Ludgershall, Wilts; Florence 22unm; Frederick 8; both b.Amport, Hants & boarder Edward Ellsmore 26 stableman {m.3y, 1 child} b.Tottenham, Lon scan
: '11cen William 32unm coachman at 5 rooms at Claydon Ho, Lechlade, Faringdon; b.Weyhill, Hants with boarders Edward Burton 26 & Percy Bray 25 unm grooms b.Wilts; scan
: '11cen Ernest 25unm, stableman in 3 rooms at The Kennels, South Tidworth, Andover, Hants; b.Weyhill, Hants & other hunt servants Norman Moral Pewey 19unm kennelman b.Hurstbourne Tarrant & Mathew Townsend 30unm whipper-in b.Leiscan
: '11cen Linda 20unm useful help at Arduagreina, Stourwood, Christchurch; b.Andover; servant, in 12 rooms, to Mary Ellen Gaussen 53 widow {m.32y, 4 births, all alive} b.Belfast, unm dau Sarah Edith 31 missionary student b.Co Tipperary & Mary Allan 27 musician & household work b.Delgary, Co Wicklow scan
: 1919 family at 4 Belmont Cottages, Ludgershall, Wilts when placing a memoriam for son Sep 1919 : [Eliza born there]
: 1928 ??a Thomas Soper (c1855-1928) d.Oct>Dec 1928, Pewsey reg dist, Wilts, age 73 : [inc Ludgershall]
: '39cen Frederick P 36 brewers lorry driver (b.6 Mar 1903) at 4 Belmont Cottages, Mafeking Terrace, Pewsey, Wilts; Stella M 35 unpaid dom duties (b.20 Nov 1903); line 3 temp withheld; Eliza 83 widow, incapacitated (b.15 Jul 1856) scan : [Eliza's d.not obv bmd]
: 1980 Stella May Soper (1902-1980) d.Apr>Jun, Salisbury, Wilts, age 77 (b.20 Nov 1902)

Tom Soper m.Eliza Goddart Oct>Dec 1878, Andover, Hants (??or aThomas Soper m.Eliza Spicer Apr>Jun 1877, Andover above); Thomas b.24 Dec 1849 Hurstbourne Tarrent to Thomas m.Jane Green 1844
- Mary Ellen Soper b.Jan>Mar 1880 Hurstbourne Tarrant [Andover RD]
- Frederick William Soper b.Oct>Dec 1881, Andover; '01 spinal disease; '11cen 28unm insurance agent
- Tom Soper b.Jan>Mar 1883 Andover
: [??perhaps the Thomas Private nr.1235, 'Derbyshire Regiment' 45th Regiment Dist; (45th Reg + 95th Reg) discharged 29 Aug 1882, after 1st period AR; Registry nr.SED778; Remarks; C8 army record {AR=Army Reserve? perhaps 10y service, age~18, so b~1853?}]
: '81cen Tom 28 1st class army reserve, bricklayers labourer at The Dean, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants; b.HT; Eliza 23 b.Vernham, Hants; Mary Ellen Maud 1 b.HT
: Tom Soper (c1852-1885) d.Jan>Mar 1885, Andover, age 33; [d.14 Jan 1885 from wikitree
: Eliza Soper m.James Pike Apr>Jun 1886, Andover
: '91cen Maud 11 scholar in 4 rooms at The Dean, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants; Fred 9 injured spine; Tom 8 scholar all b.HT; with step father James Pike 27m ag lab b.Binley, Hants, Eliza Pike 34 b.Vernham; Florence Pike 3 & Ernest Pike 1 both b.HT, also boarder William Lansley 28unm ag lab b.Langley, Hants(4 other ag lab families at The Dean) scan
: '01cen Frederick 19 invalid, spinal disease, in 3 rooms at The Dean, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants; b.Hurstbourne; step-son with James Pike 37 navvy on railway b.St Mary Bourne; Eliza Pike 44 b.Vernham, Hants 5 children 4-13 all b.Hurstbourne scan
: '11cen Frederick (c1883-?) 28unm insurance agent (pearl insurance) in 7 rooms at Southside, Stockbridge, Hants; b.Vernhams Dean, Hants [3mNW of Hurstbourne]; boarding with George Brown 57 railway platelayer, Francos Sophis 56 {m.36y, 7 births, 3 alive} son 32unm, niece Annie Chant 20unm & grson 14 scan [transcribed as Loper]

John Soper & Margaret Miller witnessed m.of George Butler labourer & Maria Hayward 17 Aug 1878 both widows, at St Mary's Kingsclere

Frederick Soper d.3 Jan 1878 at 16 Upper Bannister St, Southampton age 40, 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.S'ton) 12 Jan, from newspapers.bl.uk; [parents James m.Ann Rice Bishop 1835]

Harriet Soper d.21 Aug 1878, widow of Ashford Hill, Kingsclere, Hants; administration at Principle Registry 24 Sep 1878 to Joseph Elliot of 75 Thorn St, engineer, nephew & next of kin; estate under £70; from Probate Calender, scan (Harriet Soper (c1809-1878) d.Jul>Sep, Reading, Berks, age 69)
: '61cen age 51 with husband Richard 66 gunmaker : '71cen age 61 widow of Ashford Hill, Kingsclere [see family Berks Gunmakers]

Elizabeth Soper died 9 Mar 1878 age 74 at Nursling, widow of late George Soper, 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.S'ton) 13 Mar, from newspapers.bl.uk
: ['71cen; Elizabeth 67 widowed aunt at Nursling Rd, Nursling; b.Chedder, S.set with Edwin baker 28, b.Blanchford, Dor; Mary E W C 23, b.Reston, Scotland; Frances Kate 2, Florence 6m, b.Nursling, 'Scotland' : scan (Edwin m.Mary Elizabeth W C Robertson, 1868, Romsey, Hants)]

Alfred Soper (1851-?), b.Landport, Hants, in an 1878 crew : Crew Lists 1861-1913 source : [Alfred Algustus m.Jul>Sep 1874, I of W]

Susanah (ne Soper) Rivers (1809-?), a widow of Pamber, 70, m.George Frankum, 90, widower, basket maker, Pamber, 26 Aug 1878 at Pamber Priory Church. 6m N of Basingstoke. George died 9 Sept 1879. Susanah's father was Thomas Soper, farmer. witnesses Thomas & Mary Ann Simpson. www.pamberheatharchives Page 51, nr.101 [In the Pamber Common '71cen, Susannah was a widow & living with George, she was a 61 year old pedler, b Odiham, Hants] : no sign in 1841/51/61: Clark family tree [presume the Hannah Soper m.Jesse Rivers, Odiham 4 Sept 1831]

an Arthur David Soper (1879-86) b.Jan.Mar 1879 & d.Jul>Sep 1886 age 8

Richard Soper [b.c.Oct 1874], admitted 25 Mar 1879 to East Woodhay Church of England School, East Woodhay from age 4y 6m; father a 'lead'? of Burnley Moor scan : [family?; not vis '81cen; ??perhaps Richard b.Oct>Dec 1874, Kingsclere, Hants?]

William m.Harriett Burgess Apr>Jun 1879, Andover, Hants (bmd)
- Charles Burgess b.Jul>Sep 1859 Andover
: '41cen? a William 14 at Hanghurst? Hill, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants; b.Hants
: '51cen William 21unm [not '24'] carter, servant at Newton Stacey, Barton Stacey, Andover; b.Hurstbourne Tarrant in household of Leonard Lywood, widower 49 farming 1243a? b.Andover; his 3 children 17-19; housekeeper, maid, cook, groom & carter boy;
scan
: 1854 ??a William for manslaughter at Barton Stacey, for trial at Winchester assizes, 1854 : scan]
: '61cen ??a William 34unm farm boy, at Cottage on Daveys Farm, London Rd, Andover; b.Upton [½m N of HT], lodging in household of Robert Bright 34, a farm labourer, his wife & 3 children (9-2)
: '71cen William 38unm carter, ag lab at Andover Rd, Hurstbourne Tarrant, b.HT; with William Taylor 17 groom b.Lon;
scan
: '81cen William 49 carman [carter] at 6 Eastfield Buildings, Andover; b.Hurstbourne Tarrant; Harriet 47 & son Charles Burgess 20unm machine ploughman, both b.Longparish] : [4mE Andover] (later Burgess Soper at Andover, Hants [ - where's this note from? - m or d not vis in bmd or '91/01cen as a Soper; ?? '01cen a Rev Charles Burgess 53m & family at Wembury, Dev; b.Longparish, Hants])
: 1889 ?a Harriet Soper (c1831-1889) d.Jan>Mar 1889, Andover, age 58
: '91cen William 65 widowed agricultural labourer in 3 rooms at Ibthorp, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants; b.Upton, Hants boarding with William Piper 54 ag lab b.HT; Jane 44 b.Compton, Dor & children 21, 16, 6 & 2; scan
: 1895 ?a William Soper (c1827-1895) d.Oct>Dec 1895, Andover, Hants, age 68

Hannah Soper of Basingstoke, widow. Will 1879 : ref 5M62/18 p.209 Hants RO [Richard Soper & Hannah had 5 children Old Basing 1837-43] : [Moses Soper & Hannah [FARMER] had children Padworth, Berks (nr Aldermaston) 1813-18]

Fred Soper 1 of 37 pupils at Wolverton free school 1880; Wolverton History p.37 : ['81cen age 9; William m.Mary Ann Rolfe 1858 Wolverton]

Annie Amelia A Soper b.Jul>Sep 1880, Portsea, Hants; & d.Apr>Jun 1881 age 0 Hackney, Lon
: '81cen Sarah 30 visiting Lordship Rd Dart House, Lon; b.Torquay, Dev & Annie 11m b.Portsmouth, Hants : ['91 a Sara G 37 b.Torquay in Cocklington, Dev; not vis '71cen]

William Laskey Soper m.Sarah Ann Pearce Jul>Sep 1880 (William b.Jan>Mar 1857) both St Thomas; [William not vis in census]; d.1900, Portsea, age 43; assume parents John & Jane Redmand Richards who m.1850 Dev
- Lillie Jane L Soper b.c1882, Ireland [assume L = Laskey]; m.Edwin Tickner Tracy Apr>Jun 1906, Portsmouth, Hants; mother's executor 1932
- Maud Eva Soper b.Jan>Mar 1883, Stoke Damerel, Dev [if b.Devonport '01cen correct; but b.Portsea in '11cen] : d.Jan>Mar 1919, Portsmouth, age 36
- Winifred Mary Soper b.Oct>Dec 1892, Portsmouth [Portsea bmd dist]; corset maker ; m.Sidney L Alton, Portsmouth Apr>Jun 1920 [but she's not vis '11cen]; mother's executor 1932
: ???'61cen Jane 40, a widowed lace worker at Fore St, Littleham [1m S Exmouth]; [transcript misses 1st child ? Richards]; John 8; Mary J 6; William 4 all scholars b.Exmouth
: '81cen couple not vis - '91cen none vis (Irish birth=military posting?)
: William Laskey Soper of 102 Walnut Rd, Fratton, Portsmouth, registered copy of his proved will, 1901, Hants RO 5M62/30. [age 43, death reg Jan>Mar Portsea (bmd)] : [connection? a Joseph Soper 33 a mercantile seaman at Plymouth, Dev with widowed mother Jane Laske]
: '01cen Sarah 43 widow at 102 Walmer Rd, Portsmouth; b.Uffculme, Dev; Lillie dressmaker 19unm b.Ireland Maude 18 b.Devonport, Dev & Winifred 8 b.Portsmouth; & boarder John White 25unm draper's traveller b.Hull, Yorks & visitor Jessie Fryer 40unm dom servant b.Gosport, Hants scan & scan
: '11cen Sarah Ann 54 widowed house keeper in 5 rooms at 102 Walmer Rd, Kingston [Portsmouth RD], Hants; Maude 28unm teacher, Town Council both b.Uffculms?, Dev & Winifred 18 sewing machinist, corsetb.Portsmouth, Hants; & boarder William Kevicher 24unm engine room artificer RN b.Portsmouth scan
: Sarah Ann Soper d.22 Oct 1932, widow of 102 Walmer Rd, Portsmouth, Hants; probate Winchester 9 Dec 1932 to [dau] Lily Jane Laskey Tracey (wife of Edward Tickner Tracey), Winifred Mary Alton (wife of Sidney Alton); estate £557 14s 2d; from Probate Calender, scan (d.Oct>Dec age 76)

John Soper (1854-1880) d.8 Jul after a lingering illness, age 26 at 10 St Marys Place, Southampton, 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.S'tn) 10 Jul, from newspapers.bl.uk : [??the only Hants John Soper was ag lab 17 b.Hurstbourne, in Caversham, Oxford with uncle/aunt Henry Green 41 ag labr & Ellen 34; but in '61cen he was on Sopers Farm, Hurstbourne Tarrant with parents Thomas/Jane; '81cen John not vis]

Henry Soper m.Mary Ann Guyatt Oct>Dec 1880, Andover, Hants (bmd) [but '11cen says Mary m.c1875, but not 2nd m., as Mary Ann Guyatt b.Apr>Jun 1848 Amport to Samuel Guyatt (1816-1908) in a Guyatt tree]
- ?Edith Soper b.Jan>Mar 1881 Andover & an Edith Florence Soper d.Jan>Mar 1901 age 20, Andover
- Henry John Soper b.Jul>Sep 1882, Andover; m.Ida Margaret Lansley; 29 Nov 1909 [m.Oct>Dec Andover] : [ Grenadier Guard 1915-19 see war record/biog]
- ? Soper b.? a 3rd birth bef.1911; if Edith had d.1901, then still alive in 1911
: [ : relation? an Edith Florence Guyatt b.Apr>Sep 1871 & b.Jul>Sep 1876 both Andover & one m.George Jones Jan>Mar 1892 Andover]
: [not vis '81cen; so perhaps army?, no young Henry d.Hants 1880-91]
: '91cen Mary A Soper 39 widowed laundress, in 2 rooms (nr.Keepers Lodge), at Amport, Hants; Edith F Soper 9; Henry J Soper 7 all b.Amport; scan
: '01cen Mary Ann 47 widow at Private House, East Cholderton, Amport, Hants; b.Amport; Henry 18 coal carter, b.Amport also visitor[dau Edith?] Lilian Guryatt 19unm b.Thruxton, Hants ; scan
: '11cen Mary Ann 65 widow {m.36y, 3 births, 2 alive} in 2 rooms at Alms House, Amport, Andover, b.East Cholderton, Amport scan
: '11cen Henry 28 coal carman in 2 rooms at East Cholderton, Amport, Andover; b.Amport; Ida 28 {m.1y, 1 birth}; b.Clanville, Hants; Henry 4m; b.Amportscan
: 1915 Henry John Pvt 21627 14th Comp, Gredadier Guards; Enlisted Caterham 5 Jan 1915, 32y 7m; carman; Discharged 24 Feb 1915 : Jul 1917 a mess orderly of Tidworth, called up for service; A/Cpl 122853, Nr1 Coy, Royal Army Medical Corps, London Sanitary Corps; Mar 1918 Lcpl at Southampton; Oct 1919 Demob; Nov 1919 rheumatism, attributed to service; 30% disablement
: 1922 ?a Mary A Soper (c1849-1922) d.Jan>Mar 1922, Andover, age 73
: '39cen Henry J 57 storeman (b.7 May 1882) at 14 Ludgershall Rd, Pewsey, Wilts; Ida M 57 unpaid dom duties (b.11 Sep 1882); also Ida E Donnley b.12 Jan 1912 udd, m; line 4 temp withheld; Charles Langstaff b.27 Mar watchmaker, widower scan

George Soper, Sergeant of the Royal Marines of HMS Warrior awarded medal for long service & good conduct : from The Times 4 Oct 1880 : 84/211p : [the world's first ocean-going, iron-hulled, armoured, battleship, launched 1860, obsolete within 10y, by this date (1880 she had been relegated to the resrerve fleet, but did summer cruises, Withdrawn 1883, became derelict, now restored at Portsmouth] : [George Soper b abt 1849 Andover, Hants '81cen] : ship photos

Sarah Soper was removed from Brookwood Lunatic Asylem [Woking Sy] & admitted to Farnham Workhouse infirmany [156 workhose inmates]; 'Aldershot Military Gazette'; 1 Nov 1881


1881 Census : 200 names listed, plus 67 moved outside county

Albert Soper 6 scholar at East Oakley Wootton St Lawrence, Hants; '81cen; b.Ibworth Hants; nephew 6 with Charles Izard 44 carter b.Chobham, Sy; wife Anne 44 b.Wootton St L, dau Ellen 4 b.Worting, Hants; nephew Henry Hughes 10 scholar b.Basingstoke, Hants; f-in-law William Hughes 70 ag lbr, widow b.Wootton St.L; mother Mercer Ballard 74 widow b.Chobham & William Knight 13 farm serv b.Deane, Hants : [Albert Warner Soper) b.1874, Kingsclere see; '91cen bootmaker's apprentice] : [Charles's m. & Ellen's b.not vis bmd]

Alfred Soper 29 master green grocer b.Landport, Hants in ‘81cen at Park Rd, Northwood : wife Ellen Soper 28 b.Shalfleet, Hants: son Alfred Augustus Soper 4 & dau Harriett Ellen Soper 1 both b.W.Cowes , Hants, with servant Annie Francius Glasswell 14: [son's birth 1877]

Alfred 28 agl lab (carter) at Clatford Village, Upper Clatford; b.Penton, Hants; Elizabeth 26 b.Amport, Hants; Edith 5 b.Andover, Hants scholar; Alice 2 Upr Clatford : [Alfred m.Elizabeth 1874]

Amy Soper 35 widow at 7 Ashburton Rd, Portsea, b.Cambridge Heath, M.sx; Edith Soper 12; Florence Soper 11; Lilian Soper 4 all b.Leyton Ex, with 3 others , lodgers?: [husband George R Soper b.c1842 Hackney '71cen] : [same family '91cen] : [George R Soper m.Amy J Church 1866, Hackney, Lon]

Betsey Soper 25unm b.Weyhill, Hants; genl servant to Elizabeth Stewart 66 widowed fundmaker b.Scotland : [not vis as Betsy or Eliz '61/'71/91cen]
: ?? '71cen a Eliza 15gen serv Longparish House, Longparish, Hants; b.Andover [2m E Weyhill]; servant to John Bradshaw 56 coachman b.Uichfour?, Wilts & wife Jane 55 laundress b.Otterbourne, Hants : [?Eliz's parents m.1850]

Charles Soper 53, gen labourer at cottage in Hannington b.Hannington, with Harriet Soper 39 (b.Newfound, Hants), Charles Soper 14 farm servant, Mary A Soper 10, Sarah Soper 8, Richard Soper 6, David Soper 4 all scholars, Edwin G Soper 2 all b.Hannington [m.1867 Harriet Hankin] : [CDL]

Charles Soper 11 errand boy deserted by his father now in New Zealand boarding at 19 Hampshire Ter, Portsea  Hants with Frances W Mills 46 lodging house keeper b.Sx; children 15, 14 & 11 & dom sev Jane Padwick 17b.Chatham, Kent : [Charles F Soper? emmigrated between 1870]

Elizabeth Soper housemaid 24unm at Stirling House, Manor Rd, Christchurch; b.Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants dom serv to Martin Reed 57 professor, wife 2 governess, 12 scholars, ladies maid, nurse, cook, parlourmaid & kitchenmaid : [?parents Thomas m.Jane 1844]

Emma Soper 35 widowed monthly nurse at Preston Village St, Preston Candover, Hants; b.Totford Northington, Hants; with Harry S Snow 36 land measure b.Littleton, Hants, wife 29 sons 1 & 2 & aunt 70

Harriet Soper (b.c1815, Portsmouth, Hants), Northwood IoW, '81cen with widowed dau Harriett Mogg : who was wife in '61cen with Harrit b.1858 at Landport (Portsmouth). Her husband William Mogg (b.Landport), on HMS Mersey '61cen : & Divisional carpenter of coastguard '71cen : source : [Harriet of W.Cowes IofW will 1887] : [Harriet Elizabeth Soper b.1837 to George m.Emma Pace 1864 & m.William Frederick George Mogg 1857 both Portsea]

Henry Soper 22 a malster at 28 Bridge St, Winchester, lodging with Maria Annell 56 b.Martyr Worthy, Hants a widowed charwoman : [son of Thomas 57 below : Thomas also a malster '61cen; presume Thomas m.Jane 1844] : [Henry m.Alice Vokes 1889]

Frederick Soper 16 no occupation at 73 Colebrook St, Winchester, Hants lodging with Henry Bone 25 gen lbr b.Sparsholt, Mary A 27 b.Candover & dau 5 & 1 both b.Winchester : [not vis '71/81cen : no Soper/Bone m]

James Soper 62 shepherd at Andover, Hants; Mary Soper 61 & James Bealing 20 journeyman miller, unm boarder b.Gillham, Dor : [James Soper (1815-?) m.Mary Marchment 1839]

James Soper (c1832-?) 49 ag lab at Wild Moor, Sherfield upon Loddon, Emma Soper 43 with Charles Soper .0 : [James m.1855]

James Soper 31 grocer at 63 St Marys St, St Mary, Southampton b.Blandford, Dorset; Mary A 34; Arthur 10; Frank 8 all scholars; Alice 2 all b.Southampton & visitor Emma Cave 28unm 'lady' b.Southampton

James S Soper (c1854-?) 27 bootmaker '81cen at Church St, Basingstoke, b.Basingstoke with sisters Mary A W boot machinist 59unm b.Sherfield, Hants & Caroline J shopwoman (to James) 35unm b.Basingstoke, all unm & niece Kate J Hawkins 15 b Wooton St Lawrence : [parents James/Jane m.1834] : [?a Diana Soper m.Robert Hawkins Jul>Sep 1847]

Louisa E Soper 70 widow laundress at Pitt St, Ryde '81cen b.Winchester & dau Fanny 26unm assistant (dom)  b.Freshwater, I of W : [Job Soper 30 m.Oct>Dec 1840, Winchester]

Louisa Soper 14 & Florence Soper 12 a scholar '81cen both b.Shoreham, Sx at Northington, Hants, staying with widowed grandmother, Eliza PACE 67, b.N Stresford, living on interest of money : ['71cen Hants indicates George/Emma, Albert G 5, b.Winton, Hants, Louisa E V 4 & Florence E 2 both b.Rusper, Horsham, Sx]

Maria Soper 53unm gentlewoman at Essendine, Ventnor, Hants; b.Bermondsey, Lon '81cen living with nephew, Charlton L Hall 24 b.Clapham, Lon, with servants Ann Webb 29unm or 49unm housekeeper b.Rochford, Ex & Eliza Fielder/Falder 21unm housemaid b.Fareham, Hants : [sister Mary Emma b.1829; m.Henry Hall 1852] : [Maria d.1910, I of W, age 82 dau of Capt Benjamine Soper who m.1824]

Pamela Soper, wife (head) 30 b.Canterbury at Cove Cottages with dau's Annie E Soper 9 : Edith Soper 3 b.Scotland; [3 householders in Cove Cottages were Quarryman, 1 Navy] : '81cen

Richard C Soaper 59, retired mece operator at Woodland House, Kingsclere; b.Padworth, Berks, wife Elizabeth Soaper 55 b.Everton, Bedford : ['81cen children in London Richard A 28 gas fitter, Mary E S 25 dressmaker, John JA 23 solicitor clerk, Martha A R 17]

Selina Soper 31 naval officers wife at 119 Buckland Rd, Portsea, b.Yarmouth, I of W; Edmond P * 5 : Thomas H 4 scholars; Frederick W 2; Selina J 6m & dom serv Ellen S Soper 17 all b.Portsmouth : [see naval Thomas marine engineer m.Selina Pitt 1874]

Thomas 57 ag lab at Upton, HT, '81cen ; Jane 54 domestic, Harriett 17, William 12 ag lab, `Kate G 15 all b.Upton : [presume Thomas m.Jane 1844] : [Thomas & family not vis '91cen] : [son Henry 22 a malster (like his father was) at WInchester above]

Tom Soper (c1853-?) 28 1st class army reserve; bricklayers labourer, at The Dean, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants, '81cen; b.HT; Eliza 23 b.Vernham Hants; Mary Ellen Maud 1 b.Hurstbourne Tarrent : [Thomas m.Eliza Spicer 1877, Andover]

Thomas Soaper Head 26 Charlton, Andover, Hants, brewers laborer; Eliza Soaper 25 b.Ludgershall, Wilts; William J Soaper 3 b.Penton, Hants, '81cen : [parents? Henry m.Sophia King 1847 Amport]

Thomas Soaper 26 brewers laborer at White House, Amport, Hants, b.Charlton, Andover, Hants; Eliza Soaper 25 b.Ludgershall, Wilts; William J Soaper 3 b.Penton, Hants '81cen
: '91cen Thomas 36 at Amport, b.Charlton, Andover, Hants; Eliza 34 b.Luggershall, Wilts; ?William T Soper 12 b.Weyhill, Hants
: '01cen Thomas 47 drayman at brewery at Amport, b.Little London, Hants; Eliza 45 b.Ludgershall, Wilts (& perhaps others)
: '01cen William Thomas 22 domestic groom at Roshe Court, East Winterslow, Wilts, b.Weyhill, Hants: in household of magistrate Thomas T S Metcalfe 50 [next door a coachman at Roche Lodge & farm baliff in Roshe Court Fm]; scan
: Ernest 16 domestic grooms, boarding at Roshe Court Lodge, East Winterslow, b.Weyhill, Hants lodging in household of George Brooks 35 coachman

William Soper 65, bootmaker master at Victoria Rd, St Mary Extra, Southhampton; b.Lanceston, Dor; Mary Soper 60 china dealer b.Weymouth, Dor : [assume William & Mary Mason who m.1846]

William Soper 49 a carman [carter] b.Hurstbourne Tarrant; wife Harriet Soper 47 Longparish : & son Charles BURGESS (20u) Machine Ploughman, b. Longparish (later Burgess SOPER) at Andover, Hants : [m.Harriett Burgess 1879]

William Soper (c1836-?) 45 postmaster & gardener (C C O) at Wolverton Post Office & children Nora Soper 12 & Frederick J Soper 9, all b. Wolverton, Other members of the family visiting Sarah Soper 16 was an ass. school mistress : visiting was Mary Soper 52 unm; Mary Ann Soper 46 married post mistress : William Soper 14 groom; George Soper 1 all b.Wolverton Hants at household of Hannah Baggs 54 widow & Mary Jane Baggs 25unm, the school mistress, both b. Wolverton Hants : [same job '61cen] : ['91cen]

End of '81 census


John Burgess Soper 1881 after reciting the lease, Protheroe mortgaged the said piece of land & the buildings, plant, & fixtures thereon to the plaintif Soper. Google Books Snippet of The Weekly Notes - p62 : [see JBS 1820]

?an Edith Soper b.Jan>Mar 1881 & an Edith Florence Soper d.Jan>Mar 1901 age 20

Joseph Manston Soper, sail boat designer : b.Oct>Dec 1857, Southampton to William Napier Soper & Selina Manston who m.1851 S'ton
'61cen William 35 labourer at Obilisk? Rd, St Mary Extra, South Stoneham, Hants & Selina 34 both b.Poole, Dor; Ellen 4, Joseph 3, Selina 2 all b.Southampton
- J M Soper's 141' Classic Sailing Yacht, 'Xarifa' from yachtworld.com [diagram on right, colour photo below]
-'71cen William foreman of ballast warf 44, at Ivy Cottage, New Rd, Sholing, Hound; Selina 44, both b.Poole, Dor; Josh Manston Soper 13; William Charles 4 both scholars b.Southampton; scan
-'81cen; father : William 54 labourer & shop keeper at Brook St, S.Stoneham in '81cen : Selina 54 both b.Poole, Dor; Joseph M 23unm clerk to yacht builder; Charles W 14 scholar both b.Southampton : [parents biog Dorset]
- Joseph Manston Soper of Bitterne m.Georgina Rachel Cooper at St.Mary Scholing, Southampton 8 Jun 1881 [igi & bmd] St Marys Church, Sholing by vivar, Rev F Davidson; from 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.S'tn) 18 Jun, from newspapers.bl.uk
- 1894 Georgina R Soper patient from 6 Jul 1894 Laverstock [House Lunatic Asylum, Wilts]. She died there [13d later] 19 Jul 1894; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan : Georgina Rachel d.1894 Alderbury, Wilts, age 34
- dau; Gertrude Georgina M Soper b.22 Apr 1882 Southampton [b.Apr>Jun S.Stoneham bmd dist] ; '39cen 57unm; d.Jan>Mar 1964, age 81, S'ton
- son; Roland George Cooper Soper b.7 Oct 1884 Southampton [b.Oct>Dec S.Stoneham bmd dist]; '11cen 26unm ship draftsman; naval architect, enlisted 1916 biog, Prvt Inns of Court, Officer Training Corps; 1918 Engineer, Royal Indian Marine to work in Mesopotamia. Assume with father from "JMS & son"; m.Elvie Mary Attwater Jul>Sep 1920 S'ton; d.1966 Winchester, age 81;
: 1887 'Joseph Manstone Soper' 103 Northam Rd, Southampton 1887 Kelly's residential directory; source
- J M Soper, Naval architect, london, his design with cabin arrangements for 'l'esperance', 295 ton schooner yacht for F M Singer esq [plans right actioned 2010 http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/cabin-plan-schooner-yacht-esperance-127805034">ebay
- 1888 Soper designed 'Dis', a 10-rater, owner A D Clarke, 36ft waterline, cutter rig, built 1888 source
- 1890 J Soper, of Fay & Co, designed 'The Castanet', a 40 rating class 'judged by her model, she is likely to reach fast'. From a review for the 1890 yacht-racing season : from The Times 26 May 1890 : 12/85f
- 1890 Soper designed 'Troublesome', a 2½-rater, owner Mrs Rudston Read, 26ft waterline, lug rig, built 1890 source
: 1890 Mr Soper of Fay's Yard Southampton designed 2 club boats for the BC Yacht Club, Cardiff; built Gloucester; 18' water line, 25' 6" overall. 6' beam, 11 tons & are quite in the latest fashion of such craft, clipper stem, ext. & should prove great attraction to members who do not own yachts; The Cambrian 19 Sep 1890 scan
- 1891cen; Joseph M 34 ship, yacht builders manager at 95 Northam Road, (St Augustine), Southampton, St Mary, Hants '91cen; b.Southampton, Hants; Georgina N 33 b.Bitterne, Hants; Gertrude G 8; Roland J 6 both scholars b.Sholing, Hants also gen dom servant Minnie Ireland 14 b.Sholing, Hants scan] : [Georgina died 3 years later]
- 1891 '91cen; parents William 64 night watchman (port) at 38 Clarence St, St Mary Southampton, Hants; Selina 64, both b.Poole, Dor scan
- 1891 J Soper design for Fay & Co. 'The Reverie', built for A D Clarke 'her model justifies the inference that she will be a very fast boat'. She has the clearest platform to work as any 40 rating ever built'. From a review for the 1891 yacht-racing season : from The Times 20 May 1891 : 13/85f
- 1891 Soper designed 'Mosquito', a ½-rater, owner Mr Rudston Read, 16½ft waterline, 'Lug S rig', built in cedar 1891 source design picture above J M Soper yacht designs, 1892
- 1892 Three 1892 Soper designs [shown right] fromsource from 'Yachting' pub.2013
- 1892 Joseph Soper & 6 others designers of racing yachts met & wrote to Council of Yacht Racing Association 27 Sep 1892 "we have no desire to interfere with the present rating rule. But as naval architects, we think it our duty to point out any deteriorating tendency in a rule, that leads, to an unwholesome type of boat. source
- 1892 J M Soper of Southampton won 2nd prize for a model boat at the London Sailing Club competition 'he had considerable experience in small boat modeling' : from The Times 21 Mar 1892
- 1892 J M Soper's 'The Daisy' won the half-rating race at Royal Southampton Yacht Club regatta : from The Times 12 Sep 1892 : 16/85f; Mr Soper of Fay's designed Daisy, the fastest ½-rater on the Solent 1892 source : Soper listed as both designer & owner, 18ft waterline built 1892 source : 'Daisy' cuter, designed by Joseph Soper; builtSouthampton; excellent cruising boat; 32ft, 25ft. water line, 8ft. 6in. beam, 5ft. 9in. draft. or sale 1897 Boston, Mass. $700 source
- 1892 J M Soper, designer of Fay & Co, 'gave an illustration of his skill in the 40-raters 'Castanet' & 'Reverie' : from The Times 19 Jan 1892 : 17/85f
- 1892 J M Soper designed 'Mosquito' a½ rater ' 1892 c16ft; Owned by Rudston Read, she won 9 of her 52 starts 1892; [½ rater design started Solent 1888]
- 1892 J M Soper, design an I-rater, built 1892
- 1892 J M Soper, designed 'Bud' for the Earl of Desart, 28ft waterline, 'lug rig' source source 2 : [who was G M Soper?] : [2½ rater design, a racing class started at Castle Club, nr.Calshot Castle, Southampton Water]
- 1892 Mr Soper's 1892 design for a centerboard I-rater described as a somewhat ugly boat with a counter & flare bow, She was fast in light weather and…. [from a Google Book snippet of] Badminton Library of Sports & Pastimes Published 1894
- 1892 J M Soper received the commission to design 'Satanita' on Christmas morning 1892, he said it was the finest Christmas present of his life. He worked over Christmas, so the workmen could start straight away see photo : google books : [photo on right] J M Soper designed the ½ rater 1892J M Soper designed the 'Satanita' 1892
- 1893 J M Soper designed ''The Satania', built Fay & Co, of Southampton, for A D Clarke. She is the largest racing yacht built in GB, 300 ton, 135ft long, waterline 94ft x 24ft. Mast 90ft, boom 91ft : from The Times 24 May 1893 : 19/85f : Built by Fay & Co, of Southampton, for A D Clarke, the largest vessel of the fleet, water length 94ftx24ft. Mast 90ft, boom 91ft : from The Times 24 May 1893 : 19/85f image
- 1893 J M Soper & Sons a naval architect & yacht brokers of 71 High St, Southampton. 1893 was a great year for Big Class Yacht Racing. The Prince of Wales built "Britannia" ..... This news spawned the building of 'The Callunai' in Scotland.... & 'The Satanita' by Soper, which raced with the 'Great Cutter Fleet', with a 35 man crew. Described at the time as 'the fastest cutter on the reach, ever built', she won Queen Victoria Cup 1906 : J class yachts
- 1894 J M Soper designed 'The Flatfish' a 5-rating class, owner Mrs Schenley, she raced at Royal Southampton Yacht Club Regatta : from The Times 23 June 1894 21/85f
- 1894 Joseph M Soper & Thomas Soper on MINA membership list 1894 image : T Soper nominated for the council p136 : Both listed 1898 when was Thomas a member of the council souce
- 1894 wife, Georgina Rachel Soper (c1860-1894) d.Jul>Sep 1894, Alderbury, Wilts, age 34; Georgina R Soper private patient from 6 Jul 1894 Laverstock [House Lunatic Asylum, Wilts], died there 19 Jul 1894; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan
- 1895 mother, Selina Soper d.Jan>Mar 1895 Southampton, age 68
- 1895 Selina Soper d.21 Mar 1895, age 68 in Northumberland Rd, Southampton; 'Hampshire Advertiser' 30 Mar from newspapers.bl.uk
- 1895 J M Soper designer of the new challenger. Clyde yachtsmen are not much interested in the information. Mr Soper has been singularly unfortunate in his yacht designing & his yachts have no reputation alongside [the other contenders, the journalist seems to imply that his designs will improve by copying photographs of other hulls].... a New York Times report from Clde, Scotland 14 Oct 1895
- 1895 Mr Soper has designed some fast small racing yachts but his larger racing cutters 'Castnet', 'Reverie' & 'Satanita' have been failures & it is not believed the Rose challenger can be anything better; from New York Times 23 Oct 1895 : Many other mentions in the NYT article
- 1895 'Soper' Hon WW Vivian came 5th of 6 under 10 tone handicap in 5½h at Portdinorwic regatta; S.Wales Independent 19 Aug 1895 : 'Soper', Hon Claud Vivian raced 'Mandetta', Hon.Vivian; for yachts not exceeding 1 rating; 'Soper' no means beaten till she repeated her Carnarvon mishap & got aground for 25 mins; 5h 20 v.5h 37 over 12 miles; 3rd Menai Bridge Regatta; Carnarvon Herald 23 Aug 1895 scan : Hon Vivian's 'Soper' captained by Mr Elias was favourite by reputation & as local yacht, but came 3rd of 9 in 12m Portdinorwic Regatta race. 23 Aug 1895 scan
- 1895 Soper 'No Match' for Herreshoff, America's Cup 19 Oct 1895 : Fife & Soper building five-rates 4 May 1896 : NY Times articles
- 1895 Soper of Southampton will design a new yacht to be built at Fay's yard. 'The Distant Shore', a 89ft cutter to be C D Rose's challenger for The America Cup. The New York Yacht Club to negotiate conditions with the Royal Victoria Yacht Club : from The Times 24 Sept 1895 417/746n
- 1896 J M Soper [sketch on right] has not been heard much of by American yachtsmen, but he has jumped into prominance after being chosen to design ‘Distant Shore’ by Charles Rose of London, a ‘no expence spared’ challenger for the America’s Cup 1896. Soper’s latest design 100ft ‘Satanita’ ran down & sank Lord Dunraven’s ‘Valkyrie II’. Born 1857, Southampton he started as clerk for ship-builders Fay & Sons, promoted to draughtsman, then manager of the firm 1889. 1st design 25ft cutter ‘Daisy’ : 1¼ raters ‘Alarm’ & ‘Alert’ : 40 rater ‘Castanet’ & 50ton yawl ‘Dive’, steam boat ‘Harbinger’ : yawl ‘Foxglove’ (one of the handsomest yachts afloat) : 10-rater ‘Dis’ : crack 450-rater ‘Reverie' & 2½-rater ‘Bud’ : While at Fay’s yard he superintended ‘Irex’, ‘Valkyrie’, ‘Wera’, ‘Columbine’, ‘Lethe’ & many others : from Hopkinsville Kentuckian 25 Oct 1895
- 1896 J M Soper designed the 175-ton schooner 'Charmian' in 1896
- 1896 Soper will alter 'The Ailsa', (65ft+ rating) builder Fay & Co, owner Mr Walker : 'The Caress' likely to follow : from The Times 2 Jun 1896 25/85f
- 1896 J M Soper's Satanita is the hard weather boat of the fleet. When the stormy winds begin to blow this fine craft, designed by a Southampton draughtsman, can show the way to the fleet, but in light winds she makes a very poor show. Mr Rose, the owner also owns Soper designed 20-rater Penitent, & Soper is laying down the lines of another big boat to replace Satanita next season; S.Wales News 25 Jul 1896 scan; To be built by Fay & Co, Soper the firm's draughtsman 9 Jan 1897 scan; Aurora did not do well at commencement, but alterations make it probable Soper turned out a fitting successor to Satanita Barry Herald 17 Sep 1897 scan; Sir Maurice Fitzgerald bought Satania & will fit it out as a ketch at Southampton for The Mediterranean; S.Wales News 18 Nov 1897 scan
- 1897 'The Fal', a 1-rater, designed by Soper & built by W Thomas of Falmouth (from a 1997 restoration - Newsgroup: rec.boats)
- 1897 J M Soper designer of 'Satanita' to set out plans of a new cutter for C D Ross who's decided not to race her again scan NZ paper Mar 1897
- 1897 Soper's new cutters may prove tender 31 Jan 1897 : NY Times article
- 1897 J Soper, designed a 80ft, 1st class cutter, builder Fay & Co, owner Charles D Rose 'an 80 would be in receipt of a heavy allowance from Britannia, Ailsa & Meteor : from The Times 6 Jan 1897 27/85f Joseph Manston Soper's signature 1918
- 1897 Soper designed schooner 'Clara' for a German Owner. She won 1st prize 'and made a splendid finish against her bigger opponent Nordwest' at the Royal Yacht Squadron's regatta : from The Times 12 Feb 1897 31/85f
- 1899 Joseph Manston Soper, m.Emily Anne Croucher Jul>Sep 1899 Chelsea
- 1899 'Clara', 185 tons ; & 'L'Espérance', 295 tons ; both very successful cruisers were designed by J M Soper, the first-named proved an extremely fast yacht
- 1900 J M Soper to design a schooner of about 300 tons will be built by Camper & Nicholson of Gosport, for Franklyn M Singer, of Paris. She will be the biggest cruiser of the rig ever built in the South of England & follow the lines of the Clara : from The Times 17 Oct 1900 32/85f & 8 Nov 1900 34/85f J M Soper designed the 'Xarifa' built 1927
- 1901 '01cen Joseph M Soper 40 naval architect at Stanley Lodge, Burgoyne Rd, Portsmouth, Hants, b.Southampton, Hants; wife Emily C Soper 32 governess b.Lymington, Hants; boarding with Ellen B Martin 45 lodging house keeper scan
- 1901 '01cen Gertrude 18unm own means in 2 rooms at 170 Earls Court Rd, Earl Court S W, Kensington, Lon; b.Southampton, Hants; scan
- 1901'01cen Roland 16 student at Dean Close Memorial School, Shelburne Rd, Lansdown, Cheltenham, Glos; b.Southampton, Hants; scan
- 1902 J M Soper, a yacht broker at 184 Piccadilly, in London Phone Book 1902-1914 'Gerrard 5106'
- 1903 He also designed 'Colleen' a 43" cutter, 'a marvellous yacht born in 1903' (designer JM Soper, builder Watty in Cornwall)
- 1906 J M Soper, one of four British yacht designers consulted in setting the new 'class R' for catogarising all yacht production between 17 & 75ft : from The Times - 26 Dec 1906 654/746n
- 1909 Soper of England is the leader of the freak lateral plane now seen on all yachts. The Britishers introduced freak ideas in cup challengers & US designers copied & improved on them : NY Times 31 Oct 1909
- 1913 Soper designed 'Shamrock', a yacht used as a trial horse for the Shamrock IV : from The Times 11 Dec 1913 62/85f : photo
- 1911 '11cen Joseph Manston Soper 52 naval architect & yacht agent (self employed) in 3 rooms at 10 Kildare Terrace, Bayswater, b.Southampton, Hants Emily 42 {m.11y, no births} b.Lymington, Hants Gertrude 28unm b.Southamptonscan
- 1911 '11cen Roland George 27unm chief draughtsman, ship building department in 7 rooms at 45 Obelisk Road, Woolston, Southampton, Hants; b.Southampton scan J M Soper designed the 'Vera May' 1932
- 1913 J M Soper designed 'Adventuress', a 135ft steam cruiser, Nov 1913 : 593 mysticseaport.org
- 1913 J M Soper designed 90ft ketch, 'Xarifa', Oct 1913 : 558 mysticseaport.org : [colour photo right, diagram at top; Also '141ft', so 90ft waterline?]
- 1915 Family's address La Casa, Thornbury Ave, Southampton; 1915 when son Roland enlisted; address in Kelly's Residential Directory 1912-13, 1916 & 1920]
- 1915 Soper designed sloop yacht 'Albert' 2 tons, excellent condition; no outlay required; iron ballast on keel, lead ballast inside; seen at Mumbles, apply to Moirris, College Hill, Llanelly; Llanelli Star 3 Jul 1915 source
- 1916 J M Soper MINA a naval architect in Southampton in business directories Plimsoll.org 1916 at 71 High St, p.17 (Member of the Institution of Naval Architects) : Listed as J M Soper & Son 1925 & 1935 Kelly's directory & Joseph Manstone Soper at 103 Northam Rd undated directory : Residential address 36 Westwood Rd in 1931-2 Kelly's Directory
- 1918 J M Soper applied for a wooded ship patent 6 Sep 1918. Substantially without an internal frame, allowing quick & simple construction with less skilled labour. Signed Canada patent application with Henry George Wilson at Southampton 27 Nov 1918 : source
- 1927 J M Soper designed 141ft 'Xarifa' in 1927, built by JS White & Co, Cowes for Franklin Morse Singer a US yachtsman, son of multimillionaire sewing machine king. One of the more elegant of the time, articles of the time described her magnificent accommodations : for sale £5M, 2009 : [colour photo above]
- 1922 J M Soper designed ‘Dainty Too’ the 11th Thames Sailing Club’s A-Class built, built 1922 by Turks, Kingston-upon-Thames. The last wooden rater built. Bluff bows. She is still being raced : source
- 1927 Joseph M Soper & Son. Designed a 142 ft brigantine, 'Xarifa' (built 1927) : mysticseaport.org
- 1932 J M Soper & Son designed, classic english schooner 'Vera May' was a 61" gaff schooner, built at Lymington in 1932 [photo on right]. This elegant yacht was a present of King George to his friend & sailing master, Sir Philip Hunloke : source : current owner's site : & : built by Berthon Boat Co www.veramary.de
: 1933 Emily Ann Soper d.28 Sep 1933 of 36 Westwood Rd, Southampton; administration Winchester 23 Oct 1933 to Joseph Manston Soper, widowed husband, architect; estate £413 6s 6d; from Probate Calender, scan [Emily A (c1863-1933) d.Jul>Sep, Southampton, age 70]
: 1938 Joseph Manston Soper d.31 May 1938, of Stafford House Hotel, Winn Rd, Southampton; administration Winchester 11 Jul 1938 to Roland George Cooper Soper, shopkeeper; estate £1,000 8s 2d; from Probate Calender, scan [Joseph M (c1858-1938) d.Apr>Jun, Southampton]
: '39cen Roland G C 54m shop proprietor (b.7 Oct 1884) at 26 Litchfield Rd, Southampton; Elvie M 47m wife & business partner (b.21 Nov 1891); [sister] Gertrude G M 57unm unpaid dom duties (b.22 Apr 1882) scan
: 1964 Gertrude G Soper (1884-1964) d.Jan>Mar 1964, age 81, Southampton
: 1966 Roland G C Soper d.Oct>Dec 1966 Winchester, age 81
: connection? T Soper designed the 'Black Pearl's' cutter, is a 25ft. lifeboat, with copper air-tanks, built by Messrs Fay & Co, with centreboard & sloop-rigged. High sideed & fairly fast, a beautiful sea-boat source : [who was T Soper? GMS worked for Fay's]
: connection? G M Soper produced fast boats for the orders he received 1892 source : [who was G M Soper? assume G M S]

David Soper in Feb 1882 the Kingsclere Highways Board decided 'not to take proceedings against David Soper for cutting 70 turves by the side of the highway leading to Whitway if he pays the value of the same to the Surveyor' : Kingsclere Website : [a David b.1859, Wolverton, Kingsclere (nsg tree)]

J B Soper, a magistrate for the borough committed for trial at Basingstoke magistrate's Court. Charged with committing wilful & corrupt purjury on 22 Aug. He had accused Arthur Croker of murderous assault & claimed he was confined to his house for 3 days. After a 5 hour hearing the case sent to the next assizes. £50 bail given : from Guardian Newspaper, 11 Oct 1882 : scan : [see JBS biog]
: John Burgess Soper in Hampshire Court, 15 Jan 1883; sentence aquittal : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com
: Soper v The Mayor of Basingstoke case law quoted in 1883 : The Law Journal Reports

William George F Soper m.Alice Elizabeth Sims Oct>Dec 1883, Southampton (bmd)
: William George Frederick Soper b.19 Feb 1852 [b.Apr>Jun], S'ton to William & Mary Mason who m.
1846, S'ton
- Percival Frederick Soper b.Apr>Jun 1885, Southampton; salesman '11cen; Pvt Hants Reg, WW1; m.Eleanor Sexton 1923 S'tn; stores supervisor when father's executor 1940
- Reginald George Soper (c1887-1909) b.Jul>Sep; d.Jul>Sep, age 22, both Southampton
- William Ralph Soper b.Jul>Sep 1892, South Stoneham, Hants; a commercial clerk; brewers manager when father's executor 1940
: School award? 1867 scan;
: '61cen William 44 shoe maker 12 Upper St Mary St, S'ton; b.Dorset; Mary 39 b.Weymouth, Dor; Mary 15 apprentice; Emma 13; William 9; John 6; Walter 4; Edwin 1 all b.S'ton
: '71cen William G F19unm clerk at 19 Hanover Buildings, All Saints, S'ton, (15 young unm men 16-27, drapers ass/shop walker & drapery buyer)
scan
: 1874 William George Frederick Soper cashier at Ex mayor Edwin Jones's furniture shop, 13 High St, S'ton; Witness S'ton Police Court, against W H Joliffe a salesman in shop who embeled £1; 3m prison; in 'Hants Advertiser' 23 Dec 1874; scan
: '81cen William (head) 29unm furnishing salesman, boarding alone at 16 High St East Side, St Lawrence, S'ton; b.S'ton
: a salesman at 17 Argyle Rd; Kelly's Commercial Directory 1887
: '91cen William G F 39 manager, carpet & furnishing business (employee) at 20 Cromwell Rd, (Shirley), Millbrook, Hants; b.Southampton; Alice 34; Percival 5; Reginald 3 all b.Southampton, Hants also Mary E Dawkins gen dom serv 17 b.Woolston & father-in-law Josiah B Sims 64 widow clerk/traveller in oil & colour b.S'ton
scan
: '01cen William 49 house furnisher manager at 1 Cromwell Rd, Shirley (St Marks), South Stoneham, Hants; Alice E 43; Reginald 13; William 8 all Southampton, Hants & gen dom servantHilda Scammell 15 b.S'tn; scan
: '01cen Percival F 15 aprentice, carpet & house furniture at 16 High St, Southampton, St Lawrence Entire, Hants; b.Southampton; with Emily E Campbell 59 widowed housekeeper b.Lon, gen serv 21unm & 2 other apprentices 17 & 18; scan
: '11cen William George F K 59 furniture salesman in 7 rooms in 1 Cromwell Rd, Southampton; b.St Mary, S'tn; Alice Elizabeth 53 {m.27y, 4 births, 2 alive} b.Portswood, S'tn; Percival Frederick 25 salesman b.Bouncolor Ward?, S'tn; William Ralph 18unm brewer's clerk b.St Marys, S'tn scan
: 1912 George William Frederick Soper at 1 Cromwell Rd; Southampton Directory 1912 Plimsoll.org p437
: 1916 William George Frederick 26 Morris Rd (E side, 2 doors from Handel Rd) 1916 Southampton Directory from Plimsoll.org p.187 : [?undated directory 17 Argyle Rd (a salesman) & 6 Oxford Rd, Bevois Mount]
: 1939 Alice Elizabeth Soper d.17 Feb 1936, of 26 Morris Rd, Southampton, Hants; administration Winchester 18 Apr 1936 to William George Frederick, widowed husband, furniture salesman; estate £28; from Probate Calender, scan [Alice E (c1858-1936) d.Jan>Mar Southampton, age 78]
: '39cen William G F 87 widower, shop walker (retired) (b.19 Feb 1852) at 26 Morris Rd, Southampton & housekeeper Edith C Hewlett b1 Apr 1891 scan
: '39cen William R 47m brewers district manager (b.30 Jun 1892) at 60 Shirley Ave, Southampton; Nancy W 42m unpaid domestic duties (b.21 Mar 1897); lines 3 & 4 blacked out scan
: 1940 William George Frederick d.8 Apr 1940, of 26 Morris Rd, Southampton; died 1 Botley Rd, West End, S'ton; probate Winchester 1 Jul 1940 to [sons] William Ralph, brewers manager, Percival Frederick, stores supervisor; estate £1,224 10s 6d; from Probate Calender, scan [d.Apr>Jun Winchester, age 88]

David Soper m.Alice Rebecca Todd 20 Aug 1883 at Wolverton, Hants (b.24 Apr 1859 Wolverton to William & Mary Ann Rolfe who m. 1858); Alice b.c1856 Sunning Hill, Berks
- Alice Mary Soper (1885-1959) b.18 Nov, Reading, Berks d.17 Mar; m.Frederick James Soper 5 Jul 1915, Christ Church, Barnet, M.sx [shared Soper/Rolfe grparents]
- Nora Ellen Soper (1887-1984) b.16 Nov 1887 [b.Oct>Dec], Reading '11cen housekeeper 23; m.Alfred Pearl Jan>Mar 1916 (d.WW1), 2nd m.Jack Rubbins;
- Nancy Soper b.1888 m.Fred Hill (*added)[could Nora be Nancy??]
- William George Soper (1889-1915) b.4 Dec 1889; b.reg Jan>Mar Reading; '11cen 20 stoker; leading seaman d.4 Jun WW1
- Ivy Soper b.1891 m.George Williams (*added) [not now sure meaning of *; if so, where in '01cen?]
- Kathleen Annie Soper b.Jul>Sep 1892 Reading;
- Violet Irene Soper b.Oct>Dec 1894 Earley (Wokingham reg dist), Berks;
- ??a Lilian Charlotte Soper b.Jan>Mar 1896; d.Apr>Jun 1896 Wokingham
- Montague John Soper b.Jan>Mar 1898 Dormans, Sy (Godstone reg dist) : [at Kingsclere school 1908]
: '81cen David (head) 23unm gardener (dom servt) No 9 Clifton Terrace, Caversham, Oxford; b.Wolverton, 'Bedford'; scan; only person in household, lodging wth Thomas G Thatcher 34 labourer at brewery, Mary 31 & 4 children 3-10 : [but David remained 2y younger til death]
: see ourmob.org (*added from nsg tree)
: ?David fined for cutting turf from Kingsclere roadside 1882 above
: '91cen David 33 gardener (employee) at 1 Ashley Terrace, Basingstoke Road, (Christ Church), Reading, St Giles, Berks; b.Wolverton, Hants; Alice R 35 b.Loningade, Berks; Alice M 5; Nora E 3; William G 1 b.Reading; scan
- 1900 William b.4 Dec 1889 at Lingfield Council School 2 Apr 1900 - 27 Mar 1901 & left with proficiency certificate. His younger siblings also attended; from school records
: '01cen David 43 domestic gardener (worker) at Felcourt Lodge, (St Peters), Lingfield, Sy; b.Wolverton, Hants; Alice R 45 b.Sunning Hill, Berks; Nora E 13; William 11; Kathleen 8 all b.Reading, Berks; Violet 6 b.Earley, Berks; Montague 3 b.Dormans, Sy; scan
: parents at 89 Seabright Rd, High Barnet, Herts when son WGS d.1919
: '11cen David 52 gardener, domestic [m.27y, 7 children, 6 alive] in 4 rooms at 72 Lebright Rd, Barnet, M.sex; b.Wolverton, Hants; Alice Rebecca 56 b.Buckhurst Hill, Berks & Montague John 13 school; b.Dormans, Surrey; scan
: '11cen Alice Mary 25unm house keeper/servant in 7 rooms at 'The Cottage', Wolverton, Basingstoke, Hants; b.Reading, Berks; with Violet Irene 16 parlourmaid b.Earley, Berks scan
: '11cen Norah 23 house keeper in 19 rooms at Wynford, Ray Park Ave, Maidenhead; b.Reading, Berks with other unm servants Elsie Goulter 29 parlourmaid & Violet Goulet 21 housemaid; scan
: '11cen William George 20unm stoker 1st class on "Encounter", Vavau, Tonga Islands, Australia, b.Reading, Berksscan
: 1919 David gardener & Alice Rebecca Todd lived at 89 Seabright Rd, High Barnet, Herts, in 1919. In records of son William George Soper, who d.1915 died 1915 Gallipoli, WW1
: photo of Alice Mary husband Frederick James Soper at 12 Cranham Rd, with their parents David Soper & Alice Rebecca & William Soper & Mary Aileen flickr : [William m.Mary Anne Thompson 1885 London]
: 1929 David (c1859-1929) d.Apr>Jun, Barnet, Lon, age 70
: '39cen Alice R 83 widow, retired house wife 'wro 1/3/40?' (b.31 Dec 1855) at 26 Wrotham Rd, Barnet, Hertfordshire; with John F Rubbins b.13 Mar 1885 postman EGDO, London; Nora E Rubbins b.16 Nov 1887 udd; lines 3 & 4 temp withheld & Alice 5th scan
: 1955 Alice R Soper d.Jul>Sep 1955, Poole, Dor, age 99 : d.14 Aug [photo 1952, age 97 flickr]

Harriett Soper b.Jan>Mar 1861, Hannington (to William & Louisa Baggs m.1846) ; m.Apr>Jun 1883 Hannington to Frederick Woodhouse : (son of Isaac Woodhouse & Charlotte New b.Jan>Mar 1863 Kingsclere) :
?son - Alfred Soper b.abt 1879
: after marriage, 5 Woodhouse children b.1883-92 at Hannington {by '11cen 6 births, 5 alive}
: '91cen William 74 widower, general labourer (employee) in a 4 room Cottage, Hannington, Kingsclere; b.Hannington, Hants with son-in-law Frederick Woodhouse 30 farm labr b.Kingsclere, Harriett Woodham 31, children George 7, Ellen 5 & Frank 2 b.Hannington & grandson Alfred 12 b.Hannington; scan : [no Alfred birth c1879 bmd {was he illegitimate son?}]
: '11cen Frederick Woodhouse 48 farm labourer b.Kingsclere in 5 rooms at Freemantle Cottage, Hannington, Basingstoke, Hants, wife Harriet Woodhouse [sister] 50 {m.28y 6 births, 5 alive}, son 14 'odd boy' both b.Hannington, son-in law Philip Batt 22 railway carter & Kate Batt {m.1y 1 birth} & dau 7m & servant [brother Charles 62unm farm labourer; b.Hannington scan] : [Alfred 33unm boarding next door]

Elizabeth Soper pauper patient from 2 Sep 1884 Hants [County Lunatic Asylum, nr.Knowle], Hants, died there [2y later] 17 Jun 1886; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan : [Elizabeth (c1832-1886) d.Jul>Sep age 54 Fareham RD, Hants] : [ '81cen, 2 options Elizabeth 50 widow at Winchester (Cain m.(Hannah) Elizabeth Lee 1856) or less likelyEliza 50 at Michelmersh (Charles m.Elizabeth Vane 1850) : the other Eliza (c1831-1881) d.Jul>Sep, age 50, Winchester RD]

William Soper (c1816-1884) d.12 Aug 1884, age 68 in Hill Court, Blechynden, Southampton; from 'Hampshire Advertiser' pub.16 Aug, from newspapers.bl.uk : ['81cen William 65, bootmaker master at Victoria Rd, St Mary Extra, S'ton; b.Lanceston, Dor; Mary 60 china dealer b.Weymouth, Dor]

William Soper m.Sarah Jane Perry Oct>Dec 1884, Andover, Hants;dau of Thomas Perry & Ellen Withers from researcher Fran, Perth, Oz source

Ann Soper pauper patient from 5 Jul 1884 Portsmouth institution, Hants, died there 23 Dec 1884 : [5m later]; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan
: Ann (c1831-1885) death reg Jan>Mar 1885, age 54, Portsea RD, Hants : ['71cen/'81cen; no Ann in Hants]

William Soper m.Sarah Jane Perry 25 Oct 1884 Bullington [m.Oct>Dec, Andover RD] : dau of Thomas Perry & Ellen Withers; I'm slowly working my way -backwards with this tree. from genealogy.com forum, by GizmoMischief
: William James Soper b.18 Oct 1861, New St, Andover, parents William (c1816-1858?) m.Jane Taylor 1850
- Florence Ellen Soper b.28 Feb 1885 Bransbury [b.Apr>Jun Andover reg dist] : m.Sidney John Woolridge Jan>Mar 1906 Basingstoke [see '11cen]
- Frances Kate Soper b.11 Oct 1887 Tufton [b.Oct>Dec Whitchurch RD], Hants : '11cen 23unm dom gen serv with sister Florence; ?a Frances K m.Sidney Hopkins Oct>Dec 1913, Basingstoke
- Edith Emily Soper b.10 Feb 1891 Chilbolton [b.Jan>Mar Andover RD] : [m.Apr>Jun 1910 Basingstoke perhaps to James Robert Jesson (or another?)]
- Violet May Soper b.Oct>Dec 1893 Chilbolton [Andover RD] : [?a Violet M m.Oct>Dec 1915 Woolwich to Stephen Lord or Frank Walden]
- Frederick Charles Soper b.Apr>Jun 1896 Chilbolton [Andover RD]; '11cen 15 undercarter; Pvt.Hampshire Reg b.Woodmancott; d.17 Oct 1918; bur.Tehran War Cemetery, Iran
- Alvin Edwin Soper b.26 Oct 1898 Basingstoke/Axford (b.Preston Candover) 'Edwin Alvin' at school : [in WW1] : m.Ada Munday Oct>Dec 1923 Alton
- Gertrude Louisa Soper b.8 Jun 1901 Axford [b.Jul>Sep Basingstoke RD] m.William C Barnard Jul>Sep 1924, Lewisham, Lon; rem.Joze Ryszewski Jul>Sep 1966 Wycombe; d.Jul>Sep 1978 Wycombe
- William James Soper b.11 Oct 1904 Axford (b.Oct>Dec, Basingstoke); m.Lily Grimsdale Jul>Sep 1935, Wycombe, Bucks; coal lorry driver
- Richard Sidney Thomas Soper b.23 Apr 1910 Steverton (b.Apr>Jun Basingstoke) : m.Margaret E Pawley Apr>Jun 1937, Wycombe; lorry driver
: [??'81cen Ellen J Soper head 48 widow of ag lab, at Middleton St, Longparish; dau Matilda Soper 23 unm dom nurse; son William 18 unm ag lab all b.Andover, Hants; William Soper grandson 7 scholar b.Longparish, Hants]
: '91cen William 29 agricultural labourer at Chilbolton St, Chilbolton, Hants; b.Andover, Hants; Sarah 27b.Bullington, Hants; Florence 6 scholar b.Bransbury, Hants; Frances 4 Tufton, Hants; Edith under 1mb.Chilbolton, Hants; lodging with William Faithfull farm carter 61 & wife Jane 53 b.Andover scan
: 1891 Florence b.28 Feb 1885 admitted 5 Jan 1891 to Chilbolton National (C of E) School, Chilbolton scan; Frances b.11 Oct 1887 admitted 16 Oct 1892 to the school; father William scan; Edith b.10 Feb 1891 admitted 22 Oct 1894 to the school; father William ofscan
: 1898 ?a, Edith Soaper b.1892 admitted 7 Nov 1898 to Wootton St Lawrence National School, Wootton; family of Sheerdown; scan : [?Sheardown Ho & Sheardown Fm nr.Basingstoke (as is Wootton)]
: '01cen William J 40 carter on farm at Farm House, Axford, Preston Candover, Hants; b.Andover; Sarah 39 b.Bullington; Edith E 10; Violet M 7; Frederick C 5 all b.Chilbolton; Alven E 2 b.PC; scan
: 1908 Gertrude b.8 Jun 1899 admitted 19 Oct 1908 to Overton National/Church of England School, Overton from Preston Candover School ; father William of Tapley scan
: 1910 Edwin Alvin Soper b.26 Oct 1899 to Popham & Woodmancote National/C of E School, Popham from Overton School; father William J of Woodmancote; admitted 17 Oct 1910with Gertrude Louisa b.8 Jun 1901; William James b.12 Oct 1903; left 11 Oct 1911 as left the neighbourhood scan
: '11cen James* [William James] 58 farm carter / labourer in 5 rooms at Woodmancote, Micheldever Stn, Hants; b.Andover; Jane 48 [Sarah Jane] {m.24y, 9 births; all alive}; b.Bullington, Hants Violet May 17; Frederick Charles 15 under carter on farm; both b.Chilbolton, Hants Alvin Edwin 13; Gertrude Louisa 10; William James 8 all b.Axford, Hants Richard Sidney Thomas 1 b.Steverton, Hants & boarder David Spyers 22unm farm carter b.Candover, Hants scan : [*both William & James - he was William James Soper]
: '11cen Frances Soper 23unm dom gen serv sister-in-law; b.Furgal, Hants at Infantry Barracks 3rd Battalion Dept, W.Yorks Reg AOCASC & APC, Fulford Rd, York; wife Florence Wooldridge 27 {m.5y 1 birth} b.Fueton, Hants; son Sidney 3 b.Axford, Hants; scan &: [Florence Ellen Soper m.Sidney John Woolridge Jan>Mar 1906 Basingstoke]
: '39cen Sarah J Soper 75 widow unpaid dom duties (b.1 Apr 1864) at 8 Baines Cottages, Totteridge Rd, High Wycombe, Bucks 'Wycombe 8.12.47'; & Gertrude Louisa Barnard (m.Mr Ryszewski) b.8 Jun 1901 counter hand, married 'Totteridge Rd; 310; 27.4.50 nr230 Wycombe' scan
: '39cen William J 34m coal lorry driver delivery, (heavy work), (b.11 Oct 1904) at 10 Station Rd, High Wycombe, Bucks; Lilly 36m unpaid domestic duties (b.4 Mar 1903); Richard S T 29m lorry driver (heavy work) (b.23 Apr 1910); line 3 blacked-out scan
: '39cen Margaret Soper 23, married [to Richard], domestic duties (b.6 Jun 1916) at 21 Pennington Row, High Wycombe, Bucks; with Frank W Pawley b.30 Dec 1883 railway porter; Sarah M Pawley b.25 Jul 1886 unpaid dom duties; 3rd line blacked-out; 4th line Margaret scan
: 1948 Sarah J Soper (c1862-1948) d.Jul>Sep 1948, Wycombe, Bucks, age 86

Frederick William Soper b.Apr>Jun 1885 & d.Apr>Jun 1887, Kingsclere, Hants, age 2 [not linked]

Richard Augustus Soper m.Martha Jeffry 25 Nov 1885 (m.Oct>Dec) Kingsclere [bmd] (bpt 3 Jun 1860, St Paul, Woodlands) : b.25 Nov 1852 in 5 Hart St. Bloomsbury (St Giles), Lon [reg Jan>Mar 1853 St Giles): parents Richard Coltman Soper m.Elizabeth Arnsby (of Everton, Beds) 25 Nov 1854; Martha bpt.1860 Ashford Hill, Kingsclere to David Jeffery & Harriet Dyer m.1836 Jeffery tree
- Daisy Elizabeth Soper b.24 Apr 1887 New Cross, Lon [b.Apr>Jun Greenwich dist]; '11cen 23unm cashier; ?m.Henry F Tremlett 1918 Winchester; a commercial clerk; d.Oct>Dec 1974 Winchester age 86
- Violet Alice Soper b.Apr>Jun 1891, Kingsclere; bpt.26 Jul 1891 St Paul's, Ashford Hill, Kingsclere : [??a Violet A, a nurse 30 to SA 1921 (but a 2nd VAS b.1890)] ; unm 1939 when executor of father (£145 estate)
: '81cen Richard A 28unm gas fitter at 5 Paddington St, Islington with siblings Mary E S 25 dressmaker, John J A 23 solicitor clerk, Martha A R 17 all b.Islington scan
: '81cen (2nd entry) Richard A 28unm gas & hot water engineer, stationer & picture frame maker, 12 Market Terrace, Green Lanes, Tottenham, Lon; b.Bloomsbury, M.sx; (sharing address with household of Frederick Full 30 carpenter & wife);
scan
: 1890; Richard Augustus Soper, of Woodland House, Ashford Hill, Kingsclere. Consideration: £275 to John James Arnsby Soper (& John Arnsby Atkin of London, solicitors). Conveyance of Woodland House, 1 Dec 1890 [mother ne.Arnsby; John James Arneby Soper (c1858-?), his younger (& only?) brother] : [consideration=enforceable contract, created by a gift or present]
: '91cen; Richard A 38 engineer fitter (retired) living on own means, at Woodlands House, Kingsclere; b.St Giles, Lon; Martha 30 b.Kingclere, Hants; Daisy E b.New Cross, Lon Infant under 1m b.Kingsclere; also dom serv Ruth Butler 13 & monthly nurse Sophia Jewell 57m both b.Kingsclere scan : [retired?; mother d.1881 £110 estate; father d.1888 estate £1,214]
: '01cen; Richard A 48 missionary, Church of England, at Pemberton Rd, Lyndhurst, Hants; b.Bloomsbury, Lon; Martha 40 b.Kingsclere, Hants; Daisy E 13 b.New Cross, Lon; Violet A 10 b.Kingsclere; ;
scan
: '11cen Richard A 58 mission work in 6 rooms at 63 Brassey Rd, Winchester; b.Bloomsbury, Lon; Martha 50 {m. 25y, 2 births) b.Kingsclere, Hants; Daisy 23unm cashier, Int.Tea co; b.New Cross; Violet 20unm at home b.Kingsclere; also visitor Letitia Bird 33unm ass elementary teacher b.Stroud, Glos scan
: 1921 Violet A Soper b.Ashford Hill, Woodlands
source mother b.Woodlands 1860 : Father (c1853-1939) b & lived in London : a V A Soper (c1891-?) nurse age 30, sailed from Southampton to Port Elizabeth (Algoa Bay), South Africa, 1921 : from findmypast.com (seem most likely, but also another VAS b.1890, Edmonton, Lon - in '01cen)
: 1939 Richard Augustus Soper d.17 Aug 1939, of 42 Brassey Rd, Winchester; 'administration (with will)' Winchester 18 Apr 1939 to Violet Alice Soper, spinster [dau]; estate £145 19s 5d; from Probate Calender, scan : [Richard A (c1853-1939) d.Jul>Sep, Winchester, age 86]
: '39cen Violet A 48unm solicitor clerk (& ARP clerk) (b.23 Mar 1891) at 42 Brassey Rd, Winchester, Hants scan : [m/d not vis bmd]

Joseph & Charles Soper Godden d.28 Mar 1886, age 2 days respectively [assume twins?] at 6 Queens Rd, Southampton; in 'Hampshire Telegraph' (pub.Portsmouth) 3 Apr, from newspapers.bl.uk : [no Godden link vis in Hants xls] : [both b. & d.Jan>Mar S'ton]

James Frederick Soper m.Mary Hunt Jul>Sep 1886, Kensington, Lon : [James Frederick b.Apr>Jun 1859, Bath, S.set (to William Redwood Soper & Maria Hooper 1855)] : (Mary b.c1863 Eversley, Hants)
- Edith Emily Soper b.Apr>Jun 1887, Hartley Wintney dist, Hants : [b.Eversley or Bramshill] : [parents James/Mary] : [??an Edith Emily m.James Robert Jesson or ? ? Apr>Jun 1910, Basingstoke, Hants (bmd)]
- Winifred May Soper b.Jul>Sep 1888 Chelsea, Lon
- Dorothy Bittine Soper b.Apr>Jun 1893 at Bicester dist, Oxon [b.Stratton Audley] : [?a Dorothy B (1893-1970) death registered at Naples consulate, Italy, age 77]
: ??’51cen William 24 boot closer at 31 Gower Pl, St Pancras, Marylebone b.St P & Sarah A 30 b.Danbury, Ex [sharing property with William 54 b.Exeter, Dev; Sarah 54 b. Ninehead?, S.set, both boot makers; James 17; John 17, both pianoforte makers; Ann 12, Edwin 10 scholars all b.St P; & lodgers Mary & Harriett Dove 40 & 62 seamstress; 3rd family in house William Pike 32 house painter & wife Abigale 33
: '61cen William Redwood Soper 35. a womans shoe maker at 3 Harrill Place, Lyncombe & Widcombe, Bath, S.set; b.St Pancras, Lon; Maria 34, b.Trowbridge, Wilts; William Henry 4, b.Lon & James Frederick 2, b.Bath, S.set : [none vis '71/'81cen (??a James a gun room steward RN '71cen?)] :
: '91cen (John not vis) Mary 28 married, at (St Marys), Bramshill, Hants '91cen; b.Hazely Heath, Hants; Edith Emily 3 b.Brainshill, Hants; Winifred May 2 b.Chelsea, Lon with Mary’s parents John & Sarah Hunt 65/62 labourer b.Brainshill & Heckfield & grandson William Hunt 28unm labourer; scan & scan
: '01cen James F 42 a domestic butler at Park Mansion, Stratton Audley Entire, Oxon, b.Bath, S.set [heading set of 16 house servants - On same page at attached farm called] The Willows; in 4 rooms Mary 38; Edith E 13 both b.Eversley, Hants; Winifred M 12 b.Chelsea, Lon & Dorothy B 8 b.Stratton Audley : scan
: '11cen James Frederick 52 domestic servant at Stratton Audley Park, Bicester, Oxon, b.Bath, S.set [4 rooms], Mary 49 [m.24y/5kids/2dead] b.Eversey & Dorothy 18 dressmakers assistant b.Stratton Audley : scan [James's d.not obvious bmd]
: [owners ‘01-‘1?1; British History has Lord Chesham, renting Stratton Audley Hall 1908 & 2 burials in church & Maj-Gen. Charles Cavendish, Baron Chesham (d.1907 while hunting), Lt.-Col. George Gosling (d.1915) : House for sale, Sept 1910 ‘Bicester Hunt nearby; so speculate staff rented with property?’]

George Soper m.Edith Mary c.1887 : [presume m.Ireland as m.not vis UK bmd?; Edith b.Plymouth, Dev c1869] : George b.Maiden Newton, Dor 9 Aug 1856 (b.Apr>Jun Dorchester) to George (an ag lab) & Anne who m.1845
? - Charles Soper b.Jul>Sep 1889 Kilkeel; [Ireland, Civil Registration] (assume same parents as Mabel below] [6 births by '11cen]
- Mabel Irene Soaper b.Oct>Dec 1890 Kilkeel; [Civil Registration; a port in County Down, SDE corner of N.Ireland]; '11cen 20unm cook
- Florence Henrietta Soper b.16 Sep 1894; bpt 23 Oct to George & Edith at Stokes Bay; Gosport Wesleyan Methodist Circuit http://www.knightroots.co.uk/transcriptions/Parishes_G/Gosport/Baptisms/baptisms.htm">source : (b.Oct>Dec Alverstoke) '11cen 16 dressmaker
- Winifred Maud Soper b.7 Jan 1898; bpt 22 Mar at Stokes Bay (b.Jan>Mar Alverstoke, Hants); m.Alfred Horsfield Oct>Dec 1921, Leeds, Yorks [see below]; Winifred M Horfield m.Clifford J I Collins Apr>Jun 1949 Leeds
- Gladys Evelyn Soper b.Apr>Jun 1900, Westhampnett, Sx; bpt 8 Apr 1899, Pagham, Sx to George of Aldwick, a coastguard & (Sarah??); 1918 WW1 navy steward (typist); 1930 to Celon?; 1935 nurse returning from Egypt; d.1987
- William Henry Soper b.Oct>Dec 1905, 'Forton, Gosport [Alverstoke dist], Hants; m.Florence Atkinson 1932, Leeds; '39cen garage manager
: George (1856-?), b.Maiden Newton, Dor, 9 Aug 1856, nr86320, Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives
: '71cen George 14 ag lab at Cruxton, Maiden Newton with ag lab parents
: '81cen George 24unm b.M.Newton, Dor; able seaman : from Ships in Port. Vessel: 'HMS Victory' at Portsmouth Harbour : source
: '91cen George able seaman, Fleet reserve at 28 Pelham Rd, Alverstoke, Gosport* [not vis current '91cen]
: 1900 George of Aldwick [Sx, had a coastguard station, with coastguard cottages], a coastguard when dau bpt at St Thomas à Becket, Pagham, Sussex [1m W]
: '01cen George 44 able seaman, fleet reserve (mariner worker) at 28 Pelham Rd, Alverstoke (S'tn), Hants; b.Maiden Newton, Dor; EdithM 32 Plymouth, Dev; Mabel I 10 b.Ireland; Florence H 6; Winifred M 3 both b.Alverstoke; Gladys E 1 b.Aldwick, Hants; scan
: '11cen George 54 navy pension; Mate; government dredging dept in 5 rooms at 23 Glasgow Rd, Milton, Portsmouth b.Maiden Newton, Dor; Edith Mary 42 {m.24y, 6 births, all alive} b.Plymouth, Dev; Mable Irene 20unm cook domestic b.Kelkeel, County Down, Ireland; Florence Henrietta 16 dressmaker; Winifred Maud 13 both b.Alverstok, Hants; Gladys Evelyn 11 b.Alwich, Sx; William Henry 5 b.Forton, Gosport, Hants, both at schoolscan
: 1921 assume Winifred M Soper m.Alfred Horsfield Oct>Dec 1921, Leeds, Yorks, W.Riding; Alfred Horsfield's grave at Holy Trinity Cemetery, Meanwood, Yorks, he d.1926 age 45 [so b.c1881]; with grave of George Soper d,1931 age 75; from www.gravestonephotos.com
: 1931 ?a George Soper (c1856-1931) d.Oct>Dec 1931 Leeds North, age 75; George (c1856-1931) age 75 at The One Holy & Undivided Trinity Cemetery, Meanwood, d.age 45; also on grave of Alfred Horsfield (c1881-1926) [son-in-law] from www.gravestonephotos.com
: 1935 at 2 Bentley Grove, Meanwood, Leeds when Glady's returned from nursing in Egypt
: '39cen E M Soper 71 widow, unpaid dom duties (b.26 Sep 1868) at 2 Bentley Grove, Leeds, Yorks (W.Riding); with Winifred M Horsfield (will m. Mr Collins 'm kga') b.7 Jan 1898 night nurse, mental inst (now resident) widow; line 2 temp withheld; E M S, line 3 & Edith Gillam b.17 May 1889 ladies coat finisher, unm scan
: 1959 ?an Edith M Soper(c1868-1959) d.Oct>Dec 1959 Claro, Yorks age 91
: *from a wikitree

W Soper, Mrs Soper, Miss L Soper & many others gave a theatrical entertainment in the schoolroom at Basing, involving the church choir, yesterday; Hampshire Chronical 1 May 1887 [Miss L not obvious]

Joseph William Soper b.c1887, Private in 9th 'Queen's Royal' Lancers, father Henry John; home, 22 Adelaide Rd, Andover, Hants, died Pas de Calais, Belgium : 1 Nov 1914. No grave, so on Panel 5, Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper from : Soper war deaths 2 entries for Private J Soper at Canterbury Cathedral. Memorials for both 21st Lancers (128 deaths) & 9th Queens Royal Lancer's (265 deaths) : Presume 9th, as 21st were in India : The 9th at Tidworth, Hants, sailed with the British Expeditionary Force, July & Aug 1914 (1/3rd of 2nd Cavalry Brigade). The Regiment charged, but did not reach, a large body of German Infantry, 24 Aug, casualties v.heavy : By 31 Oct-1 Nov,when Joseph died, the regiment defended German offensives near Messine '1st Battle of Ypres'

Edward John Soper m.Hannah Maria Ayton Oct>Dec 1887, Portsea, Hants (bmd) : [ b.Apr>Jun 1856, Newbury, Berks to George a tailor & Sarah Prouting m.1852 (his 1st m.1844)]
: '61cen, Newbury; George 50 married tailor; Charlotte 13, servant; Elizabeth 16; Edward 5 both scholars & Albert 3 all b.Newbury
: '71cen Edward 15 errand boy with George widowed tailor (journeyman) 48; at Bartholomew St, Newbury; both b.Newbury; scan
: '81cen Edward J Soper (c1856-?) 25unm, able seaman, b.Newbury, Berks "HMS Excellent", [a shore based unit on Whale Island, Portsmouth, Hants]
: E J Soper able seaman nr.9781, 'Minotaur'; His crew nr.386; Awarded Egyptian Medal nr.9781, 6 Feb 1884 for Egypt campaign 1882; medal delivered to Party 6 Feb 1884;scan : [an amed, 5 mast screw frigate, flagship of Channel Fleet : 1882 Egypt uprising]
: '91cen Edward J 35 rigger (ship) at 52 Hope St, (All Saint), Portsea, Portsmouth; b.Newbury; Hanah M 31 b.'London', Kent; with visitor Laura F Norcott 10 school b.Leckhampstead, Berks scan

: 1891 : ?an Edward John in Hants court, 14 Apr; sentence imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available)
: Edward John Soper (c1856-1892) d.Apr>Jun 1892, Portsea, age 36 : [speculate prison spellresponsible?]
: Hannah Maria Soper m.Apr>Jun 1899, Portsea (either James Thomas A Bartlett, William Bartlett or William John Chapman)

Alfred Soper Pte nr1171 medal roll of the 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment for the 1887-89 campaign in Burma www.britishmedals.us : [?perhaps the Alfred bpt.26 Apr 1863 to Henry & Sophia at Amport]

Frederick William Soper Pte nr2139 medal roll of the 1st Bn. Hampshire Regiment for the 1887-89 campaign in Burma www.britishmedals.us

Thomas Soper m.Elizabeth Garrett Apr>Jun 1887, Kingsclere, Hants : Thomas Soper b.Jan>Mar 1862, Kingsclere, Hants ; bpt.2 Mar 1862 St Catherine, Wolverton* to John & Elizabeth Jane Buckell who m.1858 Kingsclere
- Francis James Soper b.Apr>Jun 1888 Berkhampstead RD, Herts] (& Bucks); Gunner WW1, on Roll of Service, Burghclere see &
- Frederick George Soper b.23 Aug* 1894 Alcester [b.Oct>Dec] ; '11cen 'Frank' carrier 23; m.Elsie Robson 1915, Hendon, Lon
- Emily Mary Soper b.Apr>Jun 1897, Alcester, Warwick; Emily M m.William F Brealey Jul>Sep 1921, King's Norton, Worcs (duplicate? a Emily L m.William F Brealey Jul>Sep 1925, St Pancras, Lon)
: ['71cen not vis]
: '81cen ?a Thomas 22unm railway policeman boarding at 1 Upper North St, Islington, Lon; b.Wolverton, 'Berks' (Hants); 7 young male boarders with Charles Kid Minster 42 railway policeman, wife & 2 sons scan & scan
: 1888 ?an Eliza Soper d.Oct>Dec 1888 at Berkhampstead, Herts, age 27; m.29 Nov Berkhampstead*
: '91cen Thomas widower gardener (employee) 29 b.Wolverton, Hants, lodger at Butter St, Alcester, Warwicks; boarder in 3 rooms with Ellen Smith 60, widowed laundress b.Neither, Aston Cantlow, W.wicks scan
: '91cen Francis 3 grson at West St, Burghclere, Hants; b.Berkhamstead, Hants with grandmother Elizabeth Garrett 56 widowed laundress b.Whitchurch, Hants, dau Elizabeth Garrett 18 laundress b.Burghclere; grandson Henry Davis 9 scholar b.Newbury, Berks & Frederick Garrett 19 groom, domestic servant, b.Burghclere; scan
: 1893 Thomas Soper re.m.Alice Berridge Apr>Jun 1893, Alcester, W.wick
: '01cen Thomas 39 gardener (domestic) at Butler St, Alcester, W.wicks; b.Wolverton, Hants; Alice 38, b., Herts dressmaker (employer, at home); Frederick 6 & Emily 3, both b.Alcester; scan
: '01cen Francis 12 b.Berkhamstead, Herts in 4 rooms at Burghclere West St, Burghclere, Hants with grandmother Elizabeth Garrett 67 laundress b.Whitchurch, Hants & grandson Frederick Garrett 29unm Pvt 11th Hussars b.Burghclere; scan
: '11cen Thomas 49 garden contractor in 5 rooms at Ravenscroft Farm, Golders Green Rd, Hendon, Msx; b.Wolverton, Hants; Alice 48 {m.18y, 2 births} dressmaker b.Hereford; Frederick George 16 groom private service; Emily Mary 13 at school both b.Alcester, Warwick; & boarder Ernest Ephraim 16 garden & errand boy b.Croydon, Sy & visitor Annie Cull 42 dressmaker (self employed at home) b.Alcester, Warwick. scan
: '11cen Frank 23unm carrier (employer) in 4 rooms at West St, Burghclere nr.Newbury; b.Berkhamstead, Herts; living with grandmother Elizabeth Garrett 77 widow {10 births, 7 alive} b.Whitchurch, Hants; & dau Sarah Garrett 52unm retired cook b.Burghclere [she gave County as Berks, not Hants] scan
: 1916 Thomas (1862-) age c54 admitted to Egware Workhouse, Hendon, Barnet; from Hendon, by RO [relief officer?] 16 Mar 1916, C of E scan & discharged 20 Mar at own request; diet nr.2 scan; 7 Aug of Hendon admitted to Egware Workhouse, gardener, ill & destitute scan & discharged 15 Aug 1916 to asylem scan
: 1916 Thomas Soper (c1862-1916) d.Oct>Dec 1916, age 54, Wandsworth, Lon; d.Nov 1916 M.sex County Asylum*; bur.8 Nov 1916, St Mary, Hendon*
: '39cen Alice 77 widow, hotel linen keeper (retired) (b.25 May 1862) at 167 Cartland Rd, Birmingham, W.wicks; with George Fryer b.10 Oct 1869 store keeper, cartering department, Cadburys (retired) & Allreda Fryer b.7 Jul 1869 udd, both married scan
: 1949 Alice (c1862-1949) d.Jul>Sep 1949, Birmingham, Warwick, age 87 : [*from ourmob,com & our mob tree]

Frederick George Soper b.23 Aug 1894 [b. reg Oct>Dec] Alcester, Warwick to Thomas (1862-1916) & Alice Berridge (1862-1949) m.Apr>Jun 1887 Kingsclere; [step mother Eliza Garrett 1861–88 m.5 Jun 1893 St.Nicholas] bpt.26 Sept 1894 St.Nicholas, Alcester (sister Emily Mary Soper 1897–1971)

Harriet Soper (otherwise Harrit) of Sunhill, West Cowes, Isle of Wight, widow, registered copy of proved will, 1887, Hants RO 5M62/29 p15 : [Robert m.Harriet Lee 1833 Portsea]

Date mistakes here
Sarah Soper m.William Brooker, labourer 11 Jul 1887 both of Old Basing, unmarried & of full age (fathers not named) : witnesses John Wills & Martha Wills : Old Basing Marriages [Sarah bapt 6 Aug 1858, Old Basing to Albert & Elizabeth Soper]
Sarah Soper bpt 11 July 1887 to Albert & Elizabeth 'Soiper' of North Warnboro labourer at Westeon Patrick : source
Sarah Soper of North Warnbro', an infant buried 23 Jul 1887 at Weston Patrick : source

Sarah Annie Soper m.Charles Theaker Apr>Jun 1888 Kingsclere Dist; (dau of William Soper & Mary Ann Rolfe, nsg tree), b.Wolverton, Hants c1865 (from’01cen) : Charles bapt 20 Aug 1865, Leadenham, Lincs; 5 children 1889-1903 Denton, Kent; Reading Berks & Sevenoaks, Kt : ‘01cen a gardener at Sevenoaks : [Sarah Ann bapt 7 Jan 1865, Wolverton to William Soper & Mary Ann Rolfe m.1858] : [sister Nora Soper m.1893, Wolverton to WE Theaker also b.Leadenham 1867]

Frederick James Soper m.Mary Ann Crozier; 24 Dec 1888 son of Frederick John James Soper quartermaster HMS Winchester, Hants, Eng & dau of William Crozier of Fortescue St, Brisbane, Australia Brisbane Courier 25 Dec 1888 : [no visable in Hants sailing or Oz lists]

Edward Soper m.Sarah Jane Andrews Oct>Dec 1888 Andover (Linda/Charles Soper/Andrews births vis)]
- Chas F b.c1889? Thruxton, Andover (a Charles James Soper b.Jan>Mar 1888 Alderbury, Wilts - but son 13 of Thomas '01 below?),
- Linda E Soper b.abt Jan 1891 Thruxton (from '91cen) (b. m. or d. not vis bmd)
- Arthur Edward Soper b.Apr>Jun 1893 Tisbury, Wilts (bmd) : navy seaman '11cen
- Reginald John Soper b.22 Jun 1894 [b.Jul>Sep] Tisbury; '11cen carpenter 16; m.Ellen M Hampton Oct>Dec 1924 Winchester
- Dorothy Vera Soper b.Jan>Mar 1905, Tisbury
: ['71cen; Thomas ag lab 46, b.Hurstbourne Tarrant; at Hamlet of Upton, HT; Jane 44; Elith 14; Henry 12 a plough boy; Chars 11; Edward 9; Harriet Jane 7 all scholars; Fredrick Soper 2, all b.Hurstbourne Tarrant :
scan] : [Thomas not vis '81 or d in bmd]
: ['81cen; Edward 19 ag lab b.Upton, at New Barn Farm Cottage, Chute, Wilts in household of Charles Collins 36 ag lab b.Chute, Jane Collins 34 b.Ecchingswell, Hants & 6 children, all b.Chute]
: ['81cen; Elizabeth housemaid 24unm at Manor Rd Stirling House, Christchurch; b.Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants dom serv to Martin Reed 57 professor, wife 2 governess, 12 scholars, ladies maid, nurse, cook, parlourmaid & kitchenmaid]
: '91cen Edward 29 groom at Delcombe Farm Cottage, Delcombe Farm, Milton Abbas, Dor; b.Upton Andover; Sarah 26 b.Broadchalke, Salisbury, Wilts; Charles F 2; Linda E 7mth both b.Thruxton, Andover, Hants scan
: '01cen Edward 39 b.Upton, Hants, brewers drayman at The Quarry, E.Tisbury, Wilts; Sarah J 36 b.Broadchalk, Wilts; Charles K 12 at school & errand boy; Linda E 10 both scholars b.Thruxton, Wilts; Arthur E 8 & Reginald J 6 both scholars b.Tisbury, Wilts; scan
: '11cen Edward 49 brewers drayman (employee) in 5 rooms at The Quarry, East Tisbury, Tisbury, Wilts; b.Upton, Hants; Sarah 46 {m.23y 5 births, all alive}; Reginald John 16 carpenter (apprentice) & Dorothy Vera 6 all b.Tisbury, Wilts; scan
: '11cen ??aLinda 20unm useful help at Arduagreina, Stourwood, Christchurch; b.Andover, Hants servant, in 12 rooms, to Mary Ellen Gaussen 53 widow {m.32y, 4 births, all alive} b.Belfast, unm dau Sarah Edith 31 missionary student b.Co Tipperary & Mary Allan 27 musician & household work b.Delgary, Co Wicklow scan
: '11cen Arthur E 18unm ordinary seaman on 'HMS Jupiter' [battleship built 1897, obsolete by 1908 & in reserve; wiki; at Weymouth; b.Salisbury, Wiltsunder rear admiral Arthur H Limpus 47 & capt Frederick Gilpin-Brown 44 scan & scan a see
: 1915 son R J Soper (c1894 - ) joined Carpenters & Joiners Union, W.Hartlepool 2nd Branch, Durham 20 Dec 1915, age 21y 6m; unm, scan; transferred to Gravesend Branch, Kent, 6 Oct 1916; scan' transferred toSalisbury nr.835 Branch, Wilts, 9 Feb 1920; scan22 Jul 1922; unm ; & transferred Winchester Branch, Hants 16 Sep 1922; scan & scan
: 1919 Edward Soper (c1862-1919) d.Jan>Mar 1919, Tisbury, Wilts age 57
: '39cen Reginald J 45m carpenter joiner (& ARP) (b.22 Jun 1894) at 18 King Alfred Place, Winchester; Ellen M 39m unpaid domestic duties (b.14 May 1900); & lines 3 & 4 blacked out scan
: '39cen Sarah J 75 widow, unpaid dom duties (b.14 Aug 1864) at The Quarry, Tisbury, Mere & Tisbury, Wilts; Dorothy V 34unm shop ass, drapery (b.30 Jan 1905) scan

William Soper m.Mary Ann E Collins Oct>Dec 1889, Southampton, Hants (bmd); [Mary brought dau to m.Nelle M E Collins age abt.4, both b.S'ton] : William b.1857 Winchester to Cain m.Hannah Elizabeth Lee Oct>Dec 1856, Winchester, Hants
- William Soper b.Jan>Mar 1892, Southampton; ??a William (c1892-1930) d.Oct>Dec, age 38 S'tn
- Laura Soper b.26 Nov 1893 [b.Jan>Mar] S'tn; '11cen parlourmaid 18; ??a Laura m.Norman W Stride Apr>Jun 1925 S'tn
- Albert Soperb.18 Jun 1896 [b.Jul>Sep], Southampton; '39cen marrried engine room attendant
: '71cen William widowed gardener 86, b.Ickler?, Berks; at 25 Bridge St, Winchester, St Peter Colebrook; son Cain 44 carpenter; dau-in-law Elizabeth 37 stay maker; sons William 14; Walter 11; dau Ellen 6 all b.Winchester, Hants;
scan : [Cain 53 at nr.25]
: '81cen William 23unm coachman, b.Winchester lodging with John Copperthwaite 62 shoemaker & Georgina Copperthwaite 59 b.Lon, also lodging William Comming 20unm coachman b.Southton; scan
: '91cen William 33 fly proprietor lev, in 2 rooms at 43 Belvadere Terrace, (St Mary), S'ton, St Mary; b.Winchester, Hants; Mary A E 25; also dau Nelle M E Collins 6 both b.S'tn & niece Nellie Prichard b.Winchester scan : [Collins family visiting parents '81cen]
: '01cen William 45 cabman at 1 Albert Cottages, Grove St, Southampton, (St Mary), Hants, b.Winchester, Hants; Mary 35; William 9; Laura 7; Albert 4 all b.S'tn; & boarder George E Smith 24unm labourers bricklayer b.S'ton scan
: '11cen William 61m formerly cab driver at Workhouse, St Marys St, Southampton; b.Winchester, Hants scan & [William's d.not obvious bmd; a William d.1913 age 69, S'tn, but too old]
: '11cen Mary 44 {m.21y, 4 births; all alive} in 6 rooms at 68 Bintons Rd, Nichols Town, Southampton, Hants; Albert 14 boot & shoemaker (self employed at home) both b.Hantsscan [might speculate 6 rooms means some wealth, so why husband in workhouse?]
: '11cen William 19unm private, Royal Marines Light Infantry at Browndown Camp, Lee on Solent, nr.Gosport, Fareham, Hants; b. S'tn; page of unm Pvts, 18-31 with L.Corp 23 & bugler 15 scan
: '11cen Laura 18unm parlourmaid at 1 Lawn Rd [12 rooms], Southampton, Hants; b.S'tn; servant to Claude Le Quesue 42 surgeon b.Jersey, wife 38, son 11 b.S'tn & cook 20unm scan
: '39cen Mary A E 73w unpaid domestic duties (b.27 Jun 1866) at 'Banqus', Harland Crescent; Albert 43m engine room attendant, sewage department (b.18 Jun 1896); with Norman W Stride b.3 Mar 1899 foreman, painter & decorator (& ARP foreman); Laura Stride b.26 Nov 1893 unpaid dom duties; William H Baker b.26 Mar 1914 police constable No 72 scan

Ann Soper (c1817-89) d.13 Apr 1889, age 72 at Upper Bannister St, Southampton; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub. Southampton 20 Apr), from newspapers.bl.uk : ['81cen James 66 no occupation b.S'ton, 2 Upper Bannister St, Southampton Annie 68 b.Winchester, [dau] Ellen Glazier widow 36 b.S'ton dom, Anne Soper grdau 10 b.S'ton scholar]

Beatrice Jemima Soper b.Oct>Dec 1889, Andover & d.Apr>Jun 1890, age 0, Whitchurch, Hants

Henry Soper (c1858-1910) a soldier m.Alice Vokes at, Bullington parish church, Hants; 14 Oct1889 (Oct>Dec Andover RD) (b.c1858 Hurstbourne Tarrant to Thomas & Jane who m.1844 [Jane b.Sutton Scotney, Hants])
- Henry Soper b.Jul>Sep 1890 Ropley (Alresford RD); '11cen 20unm farm labourer
- Arthur Soper b.4 Apr 1892 Ropley (b.Apr>Jun Alresford RD); '11cen 19unm inmate farming community for feebleminded; nr.Tonbridge; '39cen 47unm incapacitated
- Alfred Soper b.1 Jul 1893 Ropley (b.Jul>Sep Alresford RD); m.Ellen L
- Tom Soper b.2 Oct 1899 Ropley [b.Oct>Dec Alresford RD]; ?m.Mabel A Giles-Clark Jul>Sep 1927, Winchester, Hants (bmd); '39cen farm carter, Berks
: '51cen Thomas Soper 29 at Hurstbourne Tarrant, Jane 23 wife
: '61cen - Thomas 38 a malster, Jane 33, 5 children John 8, scholar, Ann 6, Elizabeth 4, Henry 2, Charles 1 all b.Hurstbourne : '51cen assume Jane 23 wife
: '71cen - Thomas ag lab 46, at hamlet of Upton, Hurstbourne Tarrant; Jane 44, Elith 14, Henry 12 plough boy, Char 11 scholar, Edward 9 scholar, Harriet J 7 scholar, Fredrick W 2, all b.HT
: '81cen Henry 22 malster (his father a maltster '61cen) at 28 Bridge St, Winchester, lodging with Maria Annell 56 b.Martyr Worthy, Hants a widowed charwoman
: '81cen Thomas 57 ag lab at Upton, HT; Jane 54 domestic, Harriett 17, William 12 ag lab, Kate G 15 all b.Upton
: Henry (1858-?) nr.5000 3rd/4th Battalion, Rifle Brigade 1881-93; b.Hurstbourne Tarrent, Andover, Hants: labourer; 5ft 7½in; 144lbs; chest 35in; fresh complexion; brown eyes; brown hair; C of E; 3 vaccination marks left arm [so right handed]: father Thomas Upton, ne Andover: m.Alice Vokes, parish church, Bullington, Hants; 14 Oct 1880: Attested for 12y enlisted Holborn 12 Nov; medical 14 Nov, Reading, age 23y 6m [so b~1858]; Dublin 18 Nov 1881 (33d sick 3 Aug 83 Gonarrhiea); Home service 11 Nov 1881 to 31 Dec 1882 (1y 51d): India 1 Jan 1883 to 24 Jan 1889 (6y 24d); Home service 25 Jan 1889 to 10 Nov 1893 (4y 290d) [assume in reserve as in pub '91cen below] : Discharged 10 Nov 1893 (12y service); character exemplary, temperate habits army record
: [?a Henry Soper b.1858 Andover, Hants : Army Pensioner's Record, from National Archives findmypast (but hard to see how this Henry served 10y for a pension)]
: '91cen Henry 32, pub landlord of the Shant Inn, Ropley, b.Hurstbourne Tarrant, Alice 26, b.Sutton Scotney Hants, Henery 7m, b.Ropley : scan : ['shant', Portsmouth name for a pint, The Shant the old railway navvies shanty town source - pub there WW2 : 1900 Guide says "North St, with its little inn 'The Shant'." : Image from Ropley site]
: '01cen Henry 40 ag lab at Chapel Ln, Ropley, Arlesford, (St Peters), Hants; b.Hurstborne Tarrant, Hants; Alice 36b.Sutton Scotney, Hants; Henry 10; Arthur 8; Alfred 7 & Tom 1 all b.Ropley, Hants ; scan & scan
: 1910 Henry d.Oct>Dec 1910 Arlesford age 52
: '11cen Alice 45 widowed charwoman {4 births, all alive} in 3 rooms at The Lake, Alresford, b.Wonston, Hants & Tom 11 b.Ropley, Hants scan
: '11cen Henry 20unm farm labourer at 31 East Stratton, Winchester; b.Ropley, Hants lodging in 5 rooms with Frederick John Cooke 54 farm carter b.Berks; Mary 46 {m.25y, 3 births} b.Bramley, Hants, Emily 15 teacher & monitoress b.E Stratton & lodger Aarun Fifield 64unm farm labourer b.Micheldever scan
: '11cen Arthur 19unm inmate [national] at New Trench, Hildenborough, Tonbridge RD, Kt; b.Ropley, Hants; 37 feebleminded age 14 to 24; under housemaster 39, 'National Ass of Feebleminded'; wife 38 matron & ass master, house master 39 & wife matron 38 both NAFM scan & scan : [Princess Christian Farm Colony, a farming community opened the year before source]
: 1914 Alice Soper m.Walter Crate Oct>Dec 1914, Winchester
: '39cen Arthur 47unm incapacitated (b.4 Apr 1892) at 109 Duke St, Winchester dist; with Walter H Crate (b.27 Feb 1870) labourer, road works (retired) & Alice Crate (b.31 Aug 1865) unpaid dom duties scan
: '39cen Alfred 46m wood merchant, haulage contractors, heavy worker (b.1 Jul 1893) at 9 Crocket Mead, Chapel Ln, Winchester dist; Ellen L 44m unpaid domestic duties (b.18 Oct 1894) scan
: '39cen Thomas 39m farm carter (b.2 Oct 1899) at 4 The Old Kennels, Bradfield, Berks; Mabel A 36m unpaid domestic duties (b.4 Jun 1903) scan

Charles Soper pauper patient from 24 Sep 1890 Hants [County Lunatic Asylum, nr.Knowle], Hants, died there [5m later] 20 Feb 1891; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan : [not the Charles b.1827 m.Harriet Hankin 1867 as in '91cen : Perhaps the Charles (c1826-?) 45unm bricklayer at Andover '71cen] : [none other vis in UK '81cen]
: Charles (c1826-1891) d.Jan>Mar 1891, age 65, Fareham, Hants

Lilian May Soper b.Jul>Sep 1890, Portsea, Hants; '11cen 20 with her fiance' Lilian M m.James W Morteshed Jul>Sep 1911, Brentford, Lon : [not vis '01cen/'91cen]
: '11cen Lilian May 20in 2 rooms at 51 Park Rd, Regents Park, St Marylebone; b.Portsmouth, Hants, engaged to & living with James William Morteshed 23unm organising clerk to oil mfring co, b.USA (US citizen) & grandmother of nr.2 Jessin? Mary Urry 66 widow b.Newport, I of W scan : [connection? Alfred Augustus Soper (1877-1931) m.Ellen Blanch Urry, 1900, I of W]

Richard Augustus Soper of Woodland House, Ashford Hill, Kingsclere. Consideration: £275 to John James Arnsby Soper (& John Arnsby Atkin of London, solicitors). Conveyance of Woodland House, 1 Dec 1890 ref 17A01/1 : Hants RO [Richard (1853-1939) son of Richard Coltman Soper & Elizabeth Arnsby see '61cen: m 1895 : John James Arneby Soper (c1858-?), his younger (& only?) brother] : [Consideration = enforceable contract, created by a gift or present]

Charles Soper pauper patient from 24 Sep 1890 Hants [County Lunatic Asylum, nr.Knowle], Hants, died there [5m later] 20 Feb 1891; from Lunacy Patients Admission Registers scan
: Charles Soper (c1826-1891) d.Jan>Mar 1891, age 65, Fareham, Hants

Charles Soper m.Mary Ann Rolfe Apr>Jun 1890 Winchester, Hants; Charles b.Jan>Mar 1864 S.Stoneham RD to Charles & Elizabeth Vane who m.1850, Michelmersh
: speculate births? Ada Mary Soper b.Jul>Sep 1891; 9 in '01cen; May Soper b & d.Oct>Dec 1895 age 0, Romsey, Hants
- Ellen Elizabeth Soper b.Oct>Dec 1892, Romsey, Hants; '11cen gen serv; (m.William P[ercy] Paul Apr>Jun 1915)
- Annie Eliza Soper b.Jan>Mar 1894, Romsey
- Jessie Margaret Soper b.Jan>Mar 1897, Romsey; '11cen 14 kitchenmaid; ?m.Percy H Dann Jul>Sep 1922, Winchester, Hants
- Gertrude Fanny Soper b.Apr>Jun 1898, Romsey; m.Leonard G Harris Jul>Sep 1921, Southampton, Hants; (Phyllis M Soper b.Jan>Mar 1920, Southampton (mother ne Harris)
- Charles Harry Soper b.15 Apr 1899 Nursling [b.Apr>Juy Romsey]; Navy seaman; ?m.Violet M W Annalls-Elkins Oct>Dec 1927, Winchester
- Frederick James Soper b.Jan>Mar 1901, Romsey; '11cen 10 at school; [?porter L T SW Railway 1918-22]; ?'39cen 39unm carriage cleaner
- Albert William Soper b.Jan>Mar 1905, Romsey; b.18 Feb 1905, railway parcels van lad; wage 8s 1920; at Leigh : [Kt] scan
- Emily Jane Soper 'Jane' b.Apr>Jun 1906, Romsey
- George Levi Soper b.Apr>Jun 1908, Romsey; able seaman, long service medal 1941
- Hilda E Soper b.Oct>Dec 1910, Romsey m.Gustave W Rowe Jan>Mar 1937, Winchester
- Ivy A E Soper b.Jan>Mar 1916, Romsey (mother nee Rolfe) m.Frank Strickland Jan>Mar 1940, Winchester
- ? Soper 3 more births reported '11cen (14), 3 had died
: '91cen Charles 27 railway labourer, in 4 rooms at Nursling St, (St Boniface), Nursling, Hants; b.North Stoneham, Hants; Mary Ann 21b.Golden/Colden? Common, Hants; scan
: 1897 Charles joined Railway Workers Union, Eastleigh Branch, Hampshire 14 May 1897, age 33; Permanent Way Dept, L & S W Rly[London & South Western Railway], left 30 Sep 1898; scan
: '01cen Charles 37 railway platelayer in 4 rooms at Station Rd, Nursling, Hants, b.Stoneham, Hants; Mary A 32b.Colden Common, Hants; Ellen E 8; Annie E 7; Jessie M 4; Gertrude F 3; Charles H 7; Frederick J 2m all b.Nursling; scan
: '01cen dau? an Ada M 9 at Allbrook, Otterbourne, Hants, b.Nursling, Hants; neice with Levi Miller 49 1852 wood sawyer b.Otterbourne; wife Isabella 55 b.St Shields, Durham scan [Levi Miller m.Isabella Bohills 1876 S'ton]
: '11cen Charles 47 labourer, market garden in 4 rooms at Station Rd, Nursling, Southampton, Hants; b.Twyford, Hants; Mary Ann 41 postman {m.20y, 14 births; 11 alive}; Gertrude 13; Charles 11; Fredrick 10 all at school; Albert 6; Jane 5; George 3; Hilda 5m all b.Nursling, Hants scan
: '11cen dau? Ada Mary 19unm teacher of music (self employed) at 5 Wheelers Terrace (4 rooms), Albert Road, nr.Eastleigh, Winchester, Hants; b.Nursling, Hants niece with Levi Miller 59 wood sawyer at mill b.Otterbourne, Hants; Isabella Miller 63 {m.34y 0 births} b.South Shields, Durham & neice Florence Beatrice Milford 5 b.Eastleigh, Hants scan
: '11cen Ellen 19unm general domestic servant at 151 Dorchester Rd, Weymouth, Dor; b.Nursling, Hants with Alfred Thomas Cosh 40 proprietor, wife 40 {m.16y 1 birth} dau 13, m-in-l 76; gen serv 20 & barman 20 scan
: '11cen Jessie 14 kitchenmaid atLee House [15 rooms], Romsey; b.North Stoneham, Hants; servant to Charles Hurst 55 widower, retired merchant b.Germany, step dau 36unm b.Lon, manservant 38, cook 36, ladiys maid 29 & housemaid 19 scan
: 1918 ?a Fredrick J (c1901 - ) joined Railway Workers Union, Eastleigh 1 Branch, Hants, 2 Aug 1918, age 17, porter; L & S W [London & South Western Railway]; Scale D, left Nov 1922; scan
: '39cen Frederick J 38unm carriage cleaner, S.Railway (b.3 Feb 1901) at 34 Leigh Rd, Eastleigh, Hants; with Robert Cook (b.16 May 1886) longman permanent way, heavy worker Letitia C Cook (later m.Mr Parkin) (b.9 Jan 1893) unpaid dom duties (both m) & 4th line John L Notter unm (b.11 Dec 1900) fitters labourer. Southern Railway scan & scan


1891 Census

Alfred A Soper 39 grocer (employer) at Ivy Cottage, (St Marys), Northwood, Hants; b.Portsmouth, Hants; Ellen Soper 38 b.Calbourne, Isle of Wight, Hants; Alfred A Soper 14 ass grocer; Ellen Soper 11; Robert Soper 9; Grace Soper 7; Frances Soper 6; Blanche Soper 4 all students; William Soper 1 all b.West Cowes, I of W; Thomas Soper 48 b.Portsmouth; also sister Harriet E Maggs 53, widow living on own means b.Portsmouth, visitor Amy E 25 gen dom serv b.Shanklin, I of W & servant Alice M Legg 13 gen dom serv b.Marks Corner, I of W scan & scan : [Alfred Algustus m.1874, Kingsclere]

Alfred Soper 38 carter (employee) at Fyfield, Hants ; b.Penton, Hants; Elizabeth Soper 35b.Amport, Hants; Edith Soper 16b.Andover, Hants; Alice Soper 12; Fredrick Soper 6; Florence M Soper 1 all b.Clatford, Hants; & father James Soper 77b.unknown, ?; scan: [Alfred m.Elizabeth 1874]

Alice Soaper 23 housekeeper & shopwoman at 96 Boulton Rd, (St Bartholemew), Portsea, Portsmouth, Hants '91cen; b.Fareham, Hants housekeeper to Charles Privett 40 labourer HM dockyard (& shopkeeper & general dealer) b.S'tn & wife Matilda 42 b.Portsea; scan : [not vis bmd, '71/'81/'01cen]

Alice Soper 22unm waitress (Inn) at Westbourne Hotel, Poole Road, Holdenhurst, Westbourne, (St Peter), Bournemouth, Hants '91cen; b.Dorchester, Dor; servant to William H Humphry 33 hotel keeper, wife 35, children 6, 5 , 3 & 2, visitor Alice Carter 26unm drapers ass b.Dev; 2 hotel barmaids 23, cook 27 & nurse 17; scan : [Alice Maud b.1881 to Henry (c1840-?) m.Louisa Christian Baker 1862 Dorchester]
: '01cen Alice 32 waitress at Portsmouth, Hants; b.Dorchester, Dor
: Alice Maud Soper m.Thomas Harold Atkins Jul>Sep 1909, Dorchester, Dor

Alice Soper 18 domestic servant at Garryowen, Hackwood Road, Basingstoke, Hants '91cen; b.Reading, Berkshire with Edward P Conran 40 wine merchant b.Ireland, wife 32 & children 7, 5 , 4 & 3; scan : [Charles carpenter m.Jane 1863 Marlborough, Wilts]

Amy J Soper 45 widowed proprietress of boarding house at East Lynne, South Parade, Portsea, Portsmouth, Hants '91cen; b.Hackney, Lon; Edith A Soper 22unm; Florence M Soper 21unm; Lilian E Soper 14 all b.Leyton, Essex; also 19 boarders, inc 3 families, cook 20, house maids 26 & 18, parlourmaids 20& 19, kitchen maid 19 & a page 12: scan : ['81cen same family & Amy widow] : [George R Soper m.Amy J Church 1866, Hackney, Lon]

Ann Soper 91 widow at Market Place, Basingstoke, Hants '91cen; b.Overton, Hants with grandchild, Joseph R Higgens 28 hairdresser b.Pimlico, Lon & wife Kate 31 b.Stratfieldsay, Hants & son Frederick RR 9m, also Horace King 24 hairdressing ass b.Cambs; scan

Arthur Soper 23unm b.Hannington, one of 6 unm agricultural labourers 21-49 lodging at the Queens Head, Public House, (Mapledurwell St?), Mapledurwell, Basingstoke '91cen. with inn keeper George Blake 30 b.Maplederwell, wife & sons 1 & 3 scan : [m.Sarah Ann Baggs (ne Collins) 1895; parents William ag lab & Louisa Baggs m.1846 Hannington]

Charles Soper 77unm agricultural labourer, in 4 rooms at North Warnborough, Odiham, Hants '91cen; b.Rotherwick, Hants lodging with Eliza Palmer 66 widow b.Odiham; scan : [assume parents William m.Frances Draper m.1816]

Charles Soper 62 farm labourer at a 3 room cottage, Hannington, Hants(Kingsclere dist) '91cen; b.Hannington; Harriet Soper 49b.Wootton St Lawrence, Hants; & children Charles Soper 24unm labourer; Erwin Soper 12 farm carter; Henry Soper 9; Annie Soper 6 both scholars; Patience Soper 4b.Hannington; scan : [William/Sarah Baggs 49/46one side; Jesse Baggs 40 other] : [Charles m.Harriet Hankin 1867 Kingsclere]

Charles Soper 42unm agricultural labourer at Cottage, Hannington, Hants (Kingsclere dist) '91cen; b.Hannington perhaps lodging with Frederick Digweed 36 labourer (in 2 rooms) b.Tidgrove; Alice 31, Emily 11 both b.Overton & Fred 2m b.Hannington (Baggs families on sheet) scan : [parents William m.Louisa Baggs 1846 Kingsclere]

Charles Soper 27 railway labourer, in 4 rooms at Nursling Street, (St Boniface), Nursling, Hants '91cen; b.North Stoneham, Hants; Mary Ann Soper 21b.Golden/Colden? Common, Hants; scan : [Charles m.Mary Ann Rolfe 1890 Winchester]

Charles Soper (c1875-?) 17unm b.Longparish & Thomas Soper 13 b.Overton boarding at Carters Cottage, Bull Bushes Farm, Main St, Church Oakley with 2 other farm servants (Lewington brothers 20 & 17 b.Faccombe, Berks). [The farmer was Francis Gear 51, wife & 3 adult daughters; also on farm, gamekeeper Charles Hart 40 newly arrived from Suffolk with family of 8, & Thomas Smith 57 ag lab & wife] : scan : Basingstoke area census ['81cen Thomas 4, parents Henry Soper 29 ag lab & Fanny 29 at Longparish (but not Charles)]

Daniel Soper 45 chimney sweep in 4 rooms at Mill Corner, Odiham, North Warnborough, Hants '91cen; b.Odiham; Elizabeth Soper 34b.Alresford, Hants; Daniel Soper 17 chimney sweep; Rose Soper 8 scholar; Henry Soper 3 & ; Percival Soper 1 all b.Odiham, Hants also stepdau Ada Rampton 11 scholar b.Kingsclere; scan & scan2 : [Daniel (1844-1897) m.Sarah Rawlings 1864]

Edith M Soaper 37unm clergyman's daughter at Creswick House, Tregonwell Road, (Creswick House, Tregonwell Road), Holdenhurst, Bournemouth, Hampshire '91cen; b.South Lambeth, London visiting Ann Wells 61unm b.Buckland, Berks & friend Catherine Muller 70unm b.S.Lambeth both living on own means; housemaid 20 & cook 24 (lodging houses on either side); scan : [Rev John Soper's biog]

Edward G Soper 36 carpenter & joiner (employee) at Bittome View, 1 Stanley Rd, S,Stoneham, Hants '91cen, Elizabeth 35 both b.St Peter Port, Guernsey, Edith 16 & Edward 14 both b.Toronto, Ida 12 b.Bristol, S.set, George 10, Emley 8, Man 5 all students, all b.Cardiff, Glam & Gertrude 2 b.Southampton, Hants scan : [see family biog Guernsey]

Edward J Soper 35 rigger (ship) at 52 Hope Street, (All Saint), Portsea, Portsmouth, Hants '91cen; b.Newbury, Berks; Hanah M Soper 31b.'London', Kent; with visitor Laura F Norcott 10 school b.Leckhampstead, Berks scan : [an Edward John m.Hannah Maria Ayton 1887 Portsea; ??prison 1891; d.Apr>Jun 1892, Portsea, Hants, age 36]

Eliza Soper 30unm cook, domestic servant at 17 St Denys Road, (St Denys), South Stoneham, Hants '91cen; b.Wildmoor, Hants (NE from Basingstoke nr Sherfield) servant to Emily J A Pearson 46unm living on own means b.Yorks, widowed mother 86, aunt 91unm, neice 25unm from b.India, house maid 20 & under house maid 15; scan : [not vis '71-'01cen]

E E Soper appointed woman clerk, Jan 1905, L T D [?London Telephone Dept?] Dept;Post Office Appointment Books; Reg nr.2804; Minute nr.9610 scan : [parents Charles m.Mary Elizabeth Stickler 1875, Lambeth]

Emily Soper 32unm cook, domestic serv at Beech House, Plainfield, Christchurch, Bransgore, Hants '91cen; b.Reading, Berks servant to George Meyrick on own means b.Christchurch, wife 38, children 5, 4 & 7; dom nurse 39, ladysmaid 26, housemaid 27, dom nurse 21, kitchen maid 21, housemaid 14, butler 29 & house boy 19; scan : [not vis '01/'11cen]
- Emily Soper b.Jul>Sep 1862, Reading, Berks
: '81cen Emily 19unm kitchenmaid 54 Berkeley Sq, Lon, b.Reading Berks : [not vis '71cen]

Emily L L Soper 21 at Ravensdown, Millbrook, Shirley, Hants '91cen; b.Southampton, Hants servant to Margaret J Summers 29 widow on own means; children 8, 7 & 4 all b.Glos; nephew 5 b.Monmouth & brother-in-law Frank Summers 22 b.S'tn on own means & housemaid Ida E Carhive 21 b.S'tn; scan : [m.1892; b.1871 to Charles m.Elizabeth Vane 1850 Michelmersh]

Emma Soper 49unm living on own means at Eashop Terrace, Eastrop, (nr Basingstoke), Hants '91cen; b.Basing, Hants with gen dom servant Alice M Gardener 15 servant b.Wootton St Lawrence, Hants; scan : [Emma (c1841-1914) bpt.15 Jul 1841 Old Basing to Richard & Hannah who m. bef.1837]

Emma Soper 41unm, maid attendant domestic at 33 Edgar Road, St Faith Within, Hants; '01cen, b.Wolverton, Hants; Robert M Moorsom 70 priest of C of E, wife, cook & 4 maids scan : [not vis '91cen]
: '81cen Emma 21unm housemaid at 12 Northbrook St, Newbury; b.Wolverton , Hants; (1 of 5 servants in household of Joseph Bunny 82, wife & 4 unm dau 28-37)
: '11cen Emma 51 housekeeper at[Wolverton Heath/Hill/N], Kingsclere; b.Hants

Emma Soper 17 domestic servant at The Raven, Hook Street, Newnham, Basingstoke, Hants '91cen; b.Newnham, with James Lovegrove 55 licenced victualler, wife 54, son 15, day 12 & 6 male lodgers (ag lab/blacksmith/carpenter); scan link has The Raven at Newnham, nr Hook, S of Basingstoke : photo : ??an Emma m.Apr>Jun 1893 Kingsclere, Hants (Jesse Smith or William Wythe)

Frances Kate Soper 22 confectioner's assistant, in 2 rooms at 8 Park Street, Millbrook, Shirley, Hants '91cen; Florence Annie Soper 20 milliner's assistant both b.Shirley; only residents scan : [Edwin m.Mary Elizabeth W C Robertson 1868, Romsey, Hants]

Francis Soper 3 at West St, Burghclere, Hants '91cen; b.Berkhamstead, Hants with grandmother Elizabeth Garrett 56 widowed laundress b.Whitchurch, Hants, dau Elizabeth Garrett 18 laundress b.Burghclere; grandson Henry Davis 9 scholar b.Newbury, Berks & Frederick Garrett 19 groom, domestic servant, b.Burghclere; scan : [Thomas m.Elizabeth Garrett 1887, Kingsclere]

Frank Sopper 11 lodging at Westcliffe Gardens, Nortoff,Holdenhurst, Hants '91cen; May 10; Edith 9; Constance 8; Lilian 6; Ernest 5 all b.'Surrey, Lon' with lodging house keeper Sarah Jones 49 widow, dau & 2 sons; 7 adult lodgers, also lodging Emily Crossman 41 governess, & 2 nurses 25 & 35; also 2 parlourmaids scan [perhaps governess?/nurse? parents' employees]

Frederick Soper 39unm bricklayer (employee) at Allbrook Street, Allbrook, Otterbourne, Hants '91cen; b.Mitchelmarsh, Hants;lodging with Emily Martin 32, wife, laundress with children William 12, Alice 8 & Herbert H 1 & step dau Bertha 21unm gen dom serv : scan : [Charles m.Elizabeth Vane 1850]
: '81cen Eliza 50 widow at Allbrook, Otterbourne; Frederick 29 both b.Michelmarsh; James 21 & Charles 17 both b.N.Stoneham; Emma 9 b.Portswood: all unm

Frederick Soper 27 general labourer, in 2 rooms at 28 Northumberland Rd, (St Matthew), Southampton, St Mary, Hants '91cen; b.Southampton, Hants; Emma Soper 30b.Gosport, Hants; scan : [ES's tree; biog in Frederick William's war record]

Georgina Soper 30 widow, machinist at 14 West Front, (Holy Trinity), Southampton, St Mary, Hants '91cen; b.Southampton, Hants with Henry South 46 window blind maker b.S'tn, wife, dau 6, 9 & 12 & boarders Grank Duell 20 waiter b.Redbridge, Hants, wife Ada 22 b.Flax-Bourton , Hants & son 2 weeks b.S'tn; scan : [no m.vis bmd; no recent male death in S'ton]
: '01cen Georgina 41 widow boot machinist, alone at 13 Bridge Rd, Southampton, St Marys, Hants; b.Southampton, Hants; scan
: '11cen Georgina D Soper 46 widow in 6 rooms at 43 North Walls, Winchester, Hants, b.Southampton, Hants; boarder & companion to Maria Browning 90 widow, dairy farmer, employer at home {3 births, 2 alive} b.Preston Candover, Hants scan : [no m or d vis bmd]
: ??so not the Georgina Dinah Soper m.Jul>Sep 1905, Fordingbridge, Hants (Edward Nicklen or George Stuart Smith)

George Soper 52 supported by sons, blind 5 years in 4 rooms at 2 Upper Bannister Street, Southampton, All Saints, Hants '91cen; b.Southampton; Charlotte Soper 51b.Ireland? 'irl'; George Soper 18 drapers porter; James Soper 16 fruitiers porter all b.Southampton; (family of 7 also at larger part of address {the lower part?}) scan

George Soper (c1843-?) 48 bootmaker b.Kingsclere at Post Office, Steventon '91cen Elizabeth Soper 43 b.Micheldever, Edith Soper 17, William Soper 15, Florence Soper 12 & Sydney Soper 10, all b.Steventon (no body mentioned running post office 'late the post office' mentioned 2 doors up) : scan [??connection to Maria Soper postmistress at Worting, Basingstoke '51-'01cen] : [George m.Elizabeth Prior 1866 Ashe]

George H Soper 22 groom & gardener at Stanbridge, (St Marys), Romsey Extra, Hants '91cen; b.North Huish, Dev; Eliza Soper 29b.Stoke Abbot, Dor; scan : [George Henry m.Eliza Hann 1889 Almer, Dor]

Henry Soper 47 shepherd, in 4 rooms at Apsley, Hurstbourne Priors, Hants '91cen; b.Penton, Hants; Meriam Soper 44 b.Stoke, Hants; John Soper 15 agricultural labourer b.Abbots Ann, Hants; Sarah Soper 13b.Quarley, Hants; Roland Soper 11 b.Wilton, Wilts; Fanny Soper 7b.Sadgershall, Wilts; Joseph Soper 5b.Andover, Hants; also ag lab lodgers Charles Brooks 20 b.Penton, Hants & William Mills b.St Mary Bourne scan : [Henry m.Miriam Wise 1868, Andover]

Henry P Sopers 46 grocer & provisions merchant; also local preacher at 9 Granville Tee [terrace?], Hendon, (St Peters), Lon '91cen; b.Haydon Wick, Wilts; Ann Sopers 47 b.Walford, Herts; Edith H Sopers 20; Lydia A Sopers 12 both b.Rilburn, Lon; Rose S Sopers 6 b.Cricklewood, Lon; sharing address with another family Harry Harding 28 railway labourer, Barbara 31 & Wm 4m [transcribed as Sopers (anc) scan : [not vis '71/'81/01cen]

Henry Soper (c1859-1910) head 32, pub landlord of the Shant Inn, Ropley, b.Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants '91cen; Alice Soper 26, b.Sutton Scotney, Hants & Henery Soper,7m, b.Ropley;scan (Henry b.Jul>Sep 1890 Alresford) : [Henry m.Alice Vokes 1889]
: ['shant', name for a pint (in Portsmouth), The Shant, was remains of railway navvies' shanty town source - pub there WW2 : 1900 Guide says "North St, with its little inn 'The Shant'." : Image from Ropley site]

Henry Soper 32 agricultural labourer in 2 rooms at Cottage, East Oakley, Wootton St Lawrence, Hants '91cen; b.Barton Stacey, Hants; Fanny Soper 32; Mary A Soper 13 all b.Longparish, Hants; Kate Soper 4b.Andover, Hants; Beatrice Soper 3b.Longparish, Hants; scan : [Henry m.Fanny Burgess m.1874, Andover]

Henry Soper 20unm seaman war department vessel at Station Hospital Portsmouth, Lion Terrace, Portsea, Hants '91cen; b.Cawsand, Cornwall; mostly infantry privates on page; scan : ['81cen 10 b.Rame, Con?; ('01/'11cen not vis if b.Con) but d.not vis]

Jacob Soper 45 bricklayer (employee) at perhaps in Station Rd? (nr police station), Kingsclere, Hants '91cen; Harry Soper 13; Frank Soper 9 all b.Kingsclerescan : [Jacob (1844-1902) m.1876 Louisa Clara Goddard (1845-1882) at Reading]

James Soper 75 lame, in 3 rooms at 20 Lower Bannister Street, Southampton, All Saints, Hants '91cen; b.Southampton, Hants with dau Jane Newton 38 widow charwoman (nearsighted); her children; John 15, Ellen 11 scholar, Louisa 9 & Frederick 5 both scholars; all b.S'tn; scan : [James m.Ann Rice ne Bishop 1835]

James Soper 59 ag lab (employee) at Wild Moor, Sherfield Upon Loddon, Hants '91cen; Emma Soper 53; Charles Soper 26 garden lab (employee); John Soper 15 agricultural labourer; Mary Ann Soper 13; Arthur Soper 8; Albert Edward Soper 7 all scholars all b.Sherfield Upon Loddon, Hants; scan : [James m.1855]

James Soper 46 farmer (self emp) at Lymington Farm, West End, Medstead, Hants '91cen; b.Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants; Elizabeth Soper 47 b.Binham, Berks; sister Harriet J Soper 27unmb.Upton [hamlet, Hurstbourne Tarrant], Andover, Hants & nephew John Purdue 15 b.Reading, Berks; scan : [James m.Elizabeth Fisher Newbury, Berks 1868]

James Soper 45unm boot maker (employer) at Church St, Basingstoke, Hants '91cen; sister Caroline Soper 47unm shop ass; both b.Basingstoke; nephew Albert Soper 17 bootmaker's apprentice b.Wootton St Lawrence; also neice, gen dom serv Kate Hawkins 24unm b.Wootton St Lawrence, Hants scan : [parents James m.Jane Warner 1834]

James Soper (c1847-?) 44unm ag lab at Grange Farm Cottage, Dummer; b.Hannington '91cen also William Rutt 32 unm ag lab; scan : [not vis '01/'11cen] : (William John Cooper 40 wife & son farmed Grange Farm, farm's other cottages used by Tom Tilling 44 ag lab & family of 8 & Silas Kennison 50 ag lab, wife & son)
: '61cen William 48 ag lab at Hannington; b.Hannington; Louisa 33 an ag lab; James 14, a carter boy, ag lab, both b.Kingerby; Ann 10 ag lab; William 7; George 5; Harriet 3m all b.Hannington
: '71cen James carter 24 at Hannington Old Farm, Hannington, b.Hannington with James Cleave 38 widowed ag lab, 2 children 11 & 9, aunt Charlotte Brown 72w & other servant Thomas Drewett, a carter boy 14 : scan
: '81cen William 63w at Cottage, Hannington; James 34unm; Charles 32unm; William 27w; Harriett 20unm; Henry 15 all ag labs b.Hannington; also David Paliner 64unm b.Basingstoke; Alfred Ilsley 1 boarder b.Farleigh
: James Soper 19 groom, b.Sherfield, was lodging at Hackwood Stables, Basingstoke see below

James Soper 27 gardener, domestic serv at Inhurst Lane, Baughurst, Kingsclere '91cen; b.Wolverton, Clara R 33 b.Clapham, Surrey, Herbert J 11m b.Baughurstscan : [James m.Clara Rose Sellwood Apr>Jun 1889]

James 19 groom at Hackwood Stables, Basing, Basingstoke '91cen; b.Sherfield, Hants lodging with coachman Daniel Phillips 46, wife, children 19, 13, 9, 7, 5 b.Lon, 3 & 2 b.Cliddestone & 2nd lodger Joseph Manday 23unm groom b.Oxon; scan & scan (nearby, Hackfield House, Charles Hoare 46 banker & family with 21 servants & many others on estate) : [James & Phillis Phillips who m.1895 Frome, S.set : parents James 59 & Emma above, m.1855]

Jane Soper 64 widow living on her own means, in 4 rooms at Upon Street, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants '91cen; b.Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants with grandaughter Lilly Soper 11 scholar b.Upton, Hants; scan : [Kate Lilly in '8cen] : [Thomas m.Jane Green 1844]

Job Soper 56 maltster (employee) in 3 rooms at Hurstbourne Street, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants '91cen; b.HT; Kate Soper 44 b.Figheldean, Wilts; & widowed father John Soper 87 b.Burghclere, Hants; scan : [Job m.Kate Bachelor 1865, Andover]

John B Soper 70 retired mechanical engineer, gun smith ext at 5 Vyne Rd, Basingstoke, Hants, '91cen; b.Padworth, Berks; wife Ann Soper 81 b.St Helen, Auckland, Durham & dau Alice M Soper 38unm, b.Basingstoke; with Mary E Tullett 20unm domestic servant; scan : [see biog above]

Joshua Soper 43 master blacksmith in 4 rooms at Tower Hill, Station Rd, (St Marys), Kingsclere, Hants, '91cen; b.Kingsclere; Emma Soper 41 b.Fosbury, Wilts; Emily J Soper 17; Joshua Soper 13 blacksmiths apprentice; John G Soper 8 scholar; Sophia E Soper 3 all b.Kingsclere; scan : [Joshua m.Emma Nash 1871 & d.1892]

Joseph M Soper 34 ship, yacht builders manager at 95 Northam Road, (St Augustine), Southampton, St Mary, Hants '91cen; b.Southampton, Hants; Georgina N Soper 33b.Bitterne, Hants; Gertrude G Soper 8; Roland J Soper 6 both scholars b.Sholing, Hants also gen dom servant Minnie Ireland 14 b.Sholing, Hants scan : [Joseph Manston Soper m.Georgina Rachel Cooper, Southampton 1881]

Kate Soper 21 domestic servant at 15 Hanover Buildings, next to Haymarket Tavern, Southampton, All Saints, Hants '91cen; b.S'tn; 1 of 9 unm female dom servants 20-30 with Fanny King 62 widow, housekeeper in charge & her dau 25, s-in-l 26 a coachman & grandau 15; scan : [not vis '81/'71cen or bmd]

Louisa M Soper 20 at 3 Rudmore Rd, Portsea (All Saints); b.Shanklin, Hants with parents Robert H Urry 49 carman; Jessie M 46, both b.I of W; son Alfred W 17 tram conductor; & dau's Clara I 15; Elsie J[essie Urry b.Jul>Sep] 13 all b.Shanklin & Lilian M 10m b.Portsmouth, also 5 visitors, seamen RN 21-29 ; scan : [but, Louisa Matilda Urry Oct>Dec 1870; not vis as Soper '71/'81cen] : [?connection? an Alfred Augustus Soper m.Alice Urry, 1900, I of Wight]

Lucy Soper 46 seamstress (shirt), in 4 rooms at North Warnboro Steet, North Warnborough, Odiham, Hants '91cen; William Soper 12; Thomas Soper 9; Edith Soper 6; Ellen Soper 5 all scholars, all b.Odiham; scan : [William m.Lucy Cole Apr>Jun 1875, Hartley Wintney]

Maria Soper 63 living on own means at Essendene, Bath Rd, Ventnor, Isle of Wight, Hants '91cen; b.Bermondsey, London also general servants Laura Webb 40unm b.Southend, Ex & Lucy Chandler 22unm b.Failham, Hants; scan : [Maria d.Jan>Mar 1910, I of W, age 82 dau of Capt Benjamine Soper m.1824; sister to Dr.William see who d,Esseldene 1911]

Martha V Soper 45unm cook, domestic at Ashdell , Bentley, Hants '91cen; b.Ropley, Hants servant to Frederick Crowley 75; sister-in-law Ann Crowley 74 & niece Gwendolen M Crowley 34 all living on own means; Mary A Cox 28 parlourmaid; Ellen J Sins 33 housemaid; Emily Church 19 kitchenmaid; scan

Mary Soper 52 widow living on own means in 4 rooms at 8 St Catherine St, Portsmouth, Hants '01cen; Edward Soper 16 grocers shop boy; dau Rita M Soper 10 all b.Dorset; & visitors George H Thomas 31 bricklayer b.Plymouth, Dev; wife Louie 29; George H 6; Willie 4 all b,Portsmouth scan : See family
- Edward Soper b.Apr>Jun 1885, Dorchester, Dor
- Rita Minnie Soper b.Jan>Mar 1891, Dorchester
: '11cen Mary 62 widow {m.44y} in 4 rooms at 20 South Road, Buckland, Portsmouth; b.Maiden Newton, Dor; Edward 27 greengrocer (self employed at home); Rita 20 domestic servant (employee); grson John 11 school; all b.Dorchester, Dor, also grandson Alfred Gregory 2 b.Portsmouth scan : [John's b.not vis]

Mary A Soper 39 widowed laundress, in 2 rooms (nr.Keepers Lodge), at Amport, Hants '91cen; Edith F Soper 9; Henry J Soper 7 all b.Amport; scan : [Henry m.Mary Ann Guyatt Oct>Dec 1880, Andover, Hants]

Mary A Soper 29 housekeeper in 4 rooms at 20 Goat Lane, Basingstoke, Hants, '91cen; b.Sherfield, Hants visiting with Sarah A Rode machinist b.Basingstoke & dau 55 & 3 lodgers; scan & scan

Mary Soper 28 married, at (St Marys), Bramshill, Hants '91cen; b.Hazely Heath, Hants; Edith Emily Soper 3 b.Brainshill, Hants; Winifred May Soper 2 b.Chelsea, Lon, with Mary’s parents John & Sarah Hunt 65/62 labourer b.Brainshill & Heckfield & grandson William Hunt 28unm labourer; scan & scan : [ James Frederick Soper m Mary Hunt 1886]

Mary Jane Soper 26unm at Charlton St, (St Mary), Charlton, Hants, '91cen; b.Abbots Ann, Hants [2m SW Andover] with George Clark 57 butcher b.S.set & wife Sarah 65 b.Wilts (between bakers shop & school house); scan
: '81cen ?Mary 19unm cook domestic at New Barn Farm, Crawley, Hants; b.Andover, Hants : [b.not vis (unless Mary Ann b.Oct>Dec 1861, Tavistock, Dev) nit vis '71cen] : ['01cen ?a Mary 35 in St Marys, S'ton]

Maud Soper 11 scholar in 4 rooms at The Dean, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants, '91cen; Fred Soper 9; Tom Soper 8 all scholars b.Hurstbourne Tarrant; with step father James Pike 27m ag lab b.Binley, Hants, Eliza Pike 34 b.Vernham; Florence Pike 3 & Ernest Pike 1 both b.HT, also boarder William Lansley 28unm ag lab b.Langley, Hants scan : [b.Tom Soper m.Eliza 1878]

Percival F Soper 15 aprentice, carpet & house furniture at 16 High Street, Southampton, St Lawrence Entire, Hants '01cen, b.Southampton; with Emily E Campbell 59 widowed housekeeper b.Lon, gen serv 21unm & 2 other apprentices 17 & 18; scan : [parents William George F Soper m.Alice Elizabeth Sims 1883, Southampton]

Richard A Soper 38 engineer fitter (retired) living on own means at Woodlands House, Kingsclere, Hants, '91cen; b.St Giles, Lon; Martha Soper 30 b.Kingsclere; Daisy Soper 3 b.New Cross, Lon; Infant Soper under 1m b.Kingsclere; also dom serv Ruth Butler 13 & monthly nurse Sophia Jewell 57m both b.Kingsclere scan

Rose Soper 5 near The Lamb, (St Mary), Eversley, Hants; b.Surrey, '91cen; with aunt Caroline Cook 53 hawker b.New Forest, Hants, children Annie? 22, Patience 13, Sidney 10 & Walter 8 b.Weston Patrick, Hants; & grandau's Ruth Aslett 5 b.WP & Agnes Cook 5m b.Eversley scan : [Birth not vis, bmd (only Rose born in Chertsey Reg Dis that ¼, Rose Annette Tilley Apr>Jun 1885); ?a Rose m.Oct>Dec 1910, Hartley Wintney, Hants (to either Michael H Denton or James Kyle)]
: 1893 Rose Soper b.23 Aug 1885 [b.23 May 1886 (crossed out], admittedfrom Infants School/Eversley age 9y 3m, 9 Jan 1893 to Odiham National/Board/Council School, Bury Fields, Odiham; father/guardian Albert chimney sweepof N Warnboro scan;scan; & readmitted at Odiham 26 Apr 1897 from Small Mead;scan
: '01cen Rose 16 gen dom serv at Odiham, Hants; b.Chertsey, Sy

Sarah Soper 18unm cook domestic at The Mount, Church St, Whitchurch, Hants '91cen; b.Hannington, Hants servant to Tom Hayter farmer b.Dorset, wife 30 Emma H b.Whitchurch, children 1, 3, 4 & 5, b.Dorset, cook 18, housemaid 20, dom nurses 20 & 18; scan & scan : ['81cen 8 with Charles & Harriet Hannington]

Shadrach Soper 60 veterinary surgeon (self employed) at The Green, Sherfield Upon Loddon, Hants , '91cen; b.Rotherwick, Hants; Sarah 57b.Bramley, Hants; Robert 29 bricklayer (employee); Emma 16; Richard 13 bricklayer's labourer all b.Sherfield Upon Loddon, Hants; scan : [Shadrach m.Sarah Lawrence (Laurence?) m.1855, Basingstoke]

Thomas Soper 36 brewers drayman, in 3 rooms at White House, Amport, Hants, '91cen; b.Charlton, Hants; Eliza Soper 34b.Ludgershall, Wilts; William T Soper 12 scholar b.Weyhill, Hants; Elizabeth M Soper 9; Emily L Soper 7 both scholar; Ernest F Soper 5; Florence M Soper 2 all b.Amport; (Thomas Newman 37, shepherd, wife & 5 children, from Dorset also in 3 rooms at Whitehouse) scan : [Thomas m.Eliza Spicer 1877, Andover]

William Soper 74 gen labourer (em'ee) in a 4 room Cottage, Hannington, Hants, '91cen; b.Hannington also son-in-law Frederick Woodhouse 30 farm lab b.Kingsclere; (dau) Harriett Woodhouse 31; George 7; Ellen 5 both scholars & Kate 2 all b.Hannington & grandson Alfred Soper 12 b.Hannington, Hants scan : [no Alfred birth c1879 bmd] : [William m.Louisa Baggs, 1846 Kingsclere]

William Soper 65 widowed agricultural labourer in 3 rooms at Ibthorp, Hurstbourne Tarrant, Hants, '91cen; b.Upton, Hants boarding with William Piper 54 ag lab b.HT; Jane 44 b.Compton, Dor & children 21, 16, 6 & 2; scan : [not vis '81-11cen] : [WilliamSoper m.Harriett Burgess 1879, Andover]

William Soper 64 night watchman (port) at 38 Clarence St, (Christchurch), Southampton, St Mary, Hants, '91cen & Selina Soper 64 both b.Poole, Dor; scan : [William Napier Soper m.Selina Manston 1851, S'tn]

William H Soper 57 unitarian minister  at 2 Oxford Terrace, (St Mary Church), St Mary Church, Torquay, Devn '91cen; b.Torquay; Emma Soper 56b.Totnes, Dev; grandau EmmaG Soper 19unm b.Torquay; scan

William Soper 54 gardener, domestic servant in 3 rooms at Post Office, Hare & Hounds Rd, Wolverton, Hants, '91cen; b.Wolverton; Mary A Soper 55 postmistress b.Baughurst, Hants; Robert G Soper 11 scholar b.Wolverton; also lodger James Oliver 21unm a gardener domestic servant b.Oakley, Hants scan : [William m.Mary Ann Rolfe 1858 Wolverton]

William Soper 46 blacksmith (em'ee) at 28 Amelia Street, (All Saint), Portsea, Portsmouth, Hants, '91cen; Martha Soper 47; Harriett Soper 18 dressmaker (em'ee); William Soper 16 apprentice blacksmith (em'ee); Thomas Soper 13; Alfred Soper 11; Maud Soper 8 all scholar all b.Portsmouth; scan : [William m.Martha Taylor 1871, I of Wight]

William G F Soper 39 manager - carpet & furnishers at 20 Cromwell Road, (Shirley), Millbrook, Hants, '91cen; b.Southampton; Alice Soper 34; Percival Soper 5; Reginald Soper 3 all b.Southampton, Hants & Mary E Dawkins gen dom serv 17 b.Woolston & father-in-law Josiah B Sims 64 widow clerk/traveller in oil & colour b.Southampton scan : [William George m.Alice Elizabeth Sims 1883, Southampton]

William Soper 33 fly proprietor lev, in 2 rooms at 43 Belvadere Terrace, (St Mary), Southampton, St Mary, Hants '91cen; b.Winchester, Hants; Mary A E Soper 25 & dau Nelle M E Collins 6 b.Southampton & niece Nellie Prichard b.Winchester scan : [William m.Mary Ann E Collins 1889, Southampton]

William Soper 29 agricultural labourer at Chilbolton St, Chilbolton, Hants, '91cen; b.Andover, Hants; Sarah Soper 27b.Bullington, Hants; Florence Soper 6 scholar b.Bransbury, Hants; Frances Soper 4 Tufton, Hants; Edith Soper under 1mb.Chilbolton, Hants;lodging with William Faithfull farm carter 61 & wife Jane 53 b.Andover, Hants scan : [William m.Sarah Jane Perry 1884, Andover]

William Soper 17 agricultural labourer in 3 rooms at Folly Farm Cottage, Village, Barton Stacey, Hants, '91cen; b.Longparish, Hants lodging with William Piper 54 ag lab b.Hurstboure Tarrant, wife Jane 44 b.Compton, Dor; sons 21 & 16 & dau 6 & 2 all b.HT scan : [William Charles m.Edith Morgan m.1895, Andover]

William Soper 2at Allbrook Street, Otterbourne, Allbrook, Hants '91cen; b.Otterbourne; nephew with Harry Cousins 40 carpenter, Ann 37 & nephew Charles Martin 13 general labourer scan : [Ann's parents Charles m.Elizabeth Vane 1850]

Born Hants but living outside the County in '91cen

Edward Soper 29 groom at Delcombe Farm, Milton Abbas, Dor; b.Upton Andover, Hants; Sarah Soper 26 b.Broadchalke Salisbury, Wilts; Chas F Soper 8; Linda E Soper 7mth both b.Thruxton, Andover, Hants : Milton Abbas '91cen opcdorset.org
: [an Edward m.Sarah Jane Andrews Oct>Dec 1888 Andover (Linda/Charles Soper/Andrews births vis)]

Thomas Soper boarder widow 29 gardener (em'ee) at Butter St, Alcester, Warwicks; b.Wolverton, Hants boarding with Ellen Smith 60 widow unemployed laundress b.Aston Cantlow, Warwicks : ['81cen ?a Thomas 22unm railway policeman boarding at 1 Upper North St, Lon; b.Wolverton, 'Berks' (Hants)] : ['71cen not vis] : [Thomas m.Elizabeth Garrett 1887, Kingsclere, Hants]


John Soper Butcher's wife, Jane Butcher d.12 Nov 1891, age 81 formerly of Stoke Climsland, Callington, Con; buried, All Saints Church Register, Freshwater, I of Wsource
: John Soper Butcher of Kirwee applied 1 Jun 1894, Sheffield for licence for Kirwee Hotel, 14 rooms inc those used by family paperspast
: John Soper Butcher's partnership with William Symonds Penberthy disolved 22 Sep 1896; General Storekeepers at McKenzie, Cheviot; John to contiue businesspaperspast
: another : John Soper Butcher b.England c1830/1835; m.Mary Agusta Ffrench; 4 children 1857-66; arrived New Zealand c1872. 2 children b.NZ, 1878 & c1880. John d.Strathmore Hospital, Christchurch 9 Sep 1902 aged 72; bur.Linwood Cemetery 11 Sep; Wife Mary Augusta Butcher d.1906; & photo source ; & source

Edward John Soper in Hampshire Court, 14 Apr 1891; sentence Imprisonment : from Criminal Registers from Ancestry.com (where crime available) : [?an Edward John Soper m.1887, Portsea; '91cen Edward J Soper 35 a rigger at Portsea & d.Apr>Jun 1892 Portsea, age 36]

George Soper m.Mary Guy Jan>Mar 1892, Ringwood, Hants (bmd) assume b.Apr>Jun 1856, Hannington (Kingsclere RD) to William & Louisa Baggs who m.1846 : [same qtr & place William Guy m.Annie Elizabeth Haines]
- William George Soper b.19 Mar 1892 Ringwood [b.Apr>Jun]; m.Alma D Hall 1917, Christchurch; '39cen gravel digger
- Florence Gertrude Soper b.Apr>Jun 1895; m.Charles Brinton Oct>Dec 1923 both Ringwood
- Harriet Maud Soper b.Apr>Jun 1899; m.William P Warwick Oct>Dec 1927 both Ringwood
: '71cen George Soper farm servant 15, b.Hannington; at Tunworth; with Daniel Lunn 56 unm farmer of 242a (emp 7) sisters Susanna 55 unm & Elizabeth 58 widowed annuitant & farm servant William Harrison 17: scan
: '81cen George24 gen serv (farm indoor ag) at Common Heath, Kingsclere; b.Hannington on Whistler family farm : [not vis '91]
: '01cen George Soaper 35 general labourer at Moortown, Ringwood, (St Peter & Paul), Hants; b.Hannington, Hants; Mary 31; William 9; Florence 6; Harriet 2 both b.Ringwood & father John Guy 63 widower, general labourer b.Ringwood; scan : [none vis '11cen]

Florence Marian Soper m.Albert John Carnt, engineer RN, 19 Jan 1892 at St Simons, Southsea; 2nd dau of George Robert Soper esq; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.Southampton) 27 Jan, from newspapers.bl.uk
: ['71cen; George R 29 manager in wine merchants at Vicarage Rd, Leyton, Ex, Amy J 25 both b.Hackney; Edith A 2 & Florence M 1 both b.Leyton]
: [George R Soper m.Amy J Church Oct>Dec 1866, Hackney, Lon]

James Soper m.Alice (/Mary Rose) Simmonds Oct>Dec 1893, Winchester, Hants (bmd) : James b.24 Sep 1868 Hannington; b.Oct>Dec, Kingsclere reg dist
- May Soper b.c1892 Swarraton [not vis bmd]; ?a May m.Frederick Bull Jul>Sep 1926, Winchester
- Charles James Soper b.Apr>Jun 1899, Alresford, Hants (b.Swarraton) carter 29 at Burntwood, Martyr Worthy when m.Florence Gertrude Rawlings 24 of Crawley
1928
- Annie Louisa Soper b.Jul>Sep 1901, Alresford; ?m.Charles W Ball Jan>Mar 1922, Winchester
- Frederick George Soper b.c1905 Hants (?an Arthur Frederick Soper b.Apr>Jun 1905, Alresford) : ?bur.1967 St Swithun, Worthy
- Edith Mary Soper b.Jul>Sep 1906, ?m.Herbert W Sayers Jan>Mar 1932 both Winchester
- Alice Emily Soper b.Jan>Mar 1909, Winchester; ??an Alice E m.Leonard H Jurd Jan>Mar 1931, Southampton, Hants
- Elsie J[anie] Soper b.Jan>Mar 1911; ?m.Ronald A Russell Jul>Sep 1936, both Winchester
: '01cen James 32 carter on farm at nr Swarraton Farm, Swarraton, Hants, b.Hannington, Hants; Allice 27; May 9 both b.Kings Worthy, Hants; Charles James 2b.Swarraton; scan
: '11cen James 42 farm carter in 6 rooms at Kings Worthy, Winchester, Hants; b.Hannington; Alice 37 {m.17y, 7 births; all alive}; b.Kings Worthy; Charles James 12 school; Annie Louisa 9 both b.Swarraton, Hants; Frederick George 6 b.Froxfield, Hants; Edith Mary 4; Alice Emily 2; Elise Janie 2m all b.Kings Worthy & stepfather Elijah George Orchard 69 widower, farm labourer b.Steeplelangford, Wilts scan
: '39cen James 71 farm labourer,heavy duties (b.24 Sep 1868) at Cottage, Church Ln, Martyr Worthy, Winchester; Alice 66 unpaid domestic duties (b.13 Dec 1872); Frederick C 35unm gardener (b.19 Jun 1904) ATS (WRD6) [auxiliary territorial service] scan
: 1959 James (c1869-1956) d.15 Jun, age 87 & Alice (c1872-1948) d.18 Feb age 76 shared gravestone at St Swithun, Worthy see

Amy Jane Soper, boarding house proprietress, 14 & 15 South Parade, Southsea, Hants, insolvant, petition 11 Feb 1893 Portsmouth Court House (London Gazette 14 Feb) : public exam 13 Mar (17 Feb) : [Amy Jane d.Oct>Dec 1902 Portsmouth age 58] : [see '71cen Leyton, Essex; George R 29, Amy J 2 both b.Hackney & Edith A 2, Florence M 1 both b.Leyton]

Fanny Miriam Soper b.Jul>Sep 1873, m.Jan>Mar 1893, both Portsea, Hants (George Barrett or Robert Charles Humphries) : [not vis '91cen]
: ??'81cen Fanny 7 b.Chichester was a visiter at George Hams 51 painter b.Fareham & Caroline Hams 49 & due Ada Hams 11 both b.Southsea

Norah Soper m.Walter Edward Theaker (1867-1952) 1893, Wolverton, b.28 Jan 1867, Leadenham 10th child of Frederick & Rachael. One died young, the other Norman Edwin Theaker (1894-1952) b.30 Aug, a furnace builder; a Kingsclere councillor d.26 Jan Brimpton, Berks sourcesource [Norah bpt.21 Feb 1869 to William Soper & Mary Ann Rolfe m.1858, nsg tree] : [sister Sarah Annie Soper m.Charles Theaker 1888]
: '11cen Mary Ann 77 widowed mother-in-law. b.Baughurst, at Blacknest Lodge, Brimpton, Reading '11cen [Kingsclere reg dist] with family of Walter Edward Theaker 44 builder b.Leadenham Linc, Norah Theaker 42 (m.18y), Norman Edwin Theaker 16 'private thoolomy', both b.Wolverton & dom serv Ethel Trefalla 18 b.Cowby Minor, Dev

Vashti Soper b.Jan>Mar 1894, Hartley Wintney, Hants; bpt.22 Apr 1894 Odiham parents Daniel re.m.1888 Elizabeth Rampton : [Old Testiment name; Persian meaning beautiful – a romany name (no Vashti wives in Soper bmd); Vashti's brother Henry named dau Vashti/Vashtie]
: '11cen Vashti May Loper (c1892-?) 19unm in 26 rooms at Loxhill, Godalming, [Hambledon RD]; b.Odiham, Hants servant to Joseph Godman 50 gentleman, Constance 40 {1 birth}, son 7, nursury governess 40 & 6 other servants18-32, [no jobs listed] scan : [?'Mary' 7 in '01cen] : [Maud 31 also b.Hants serv in Hambledon]
: Vashti M Soper m.William J Ingram 1916, Winchester, Hants (bmd)
: [presume co-incidence & probably a wife, but Vashti & Mirian Soper at funeral in Haverhill, Mass, USA; sourcel] : [Maud 31 also b.Hants serv in Hambledon]

George Henry Soper m.Elizabeth Owen at Farnham, Hants Oct>Dec 1894 [biog in WW1 record](a George Henry b.Jan>Mar 1871 Totnes dist (inc S.Brent)) : Soper/Owen children below
- Thomas Henry Soper b.Jan>Mar 1896 Newtown, Monmouth (bmd)
- Frederick Charles R[obert] Soper b.Aldershot 6 May 1898 [b.Apr>Jun] Farnham dist (which inc Aldershot)] : [signaler, navy WW1; see below]
- Agnes Mary Soper b.25 May 1903 Peckham, Lon [b.Jul>Sep Camberwell] : [see comment below] m.Edward E Evemy Oct>Dec 1924, Southwark, Lon
- George Albert Soper b.Apr>Jun 1905 Camberwell : [soldier Egypt 1931? see below]
- Robert Owen Soper b.Jul>Sep 1907 Southwark, Lon : [Pilot Officer RAF WW2]; m.Violet R Howard Jul>Sep 1934, Southwark
- May Elizabeth Soper b.Jan>Mar 1910 Southwark
: '81cen not obvious - a George 7 at & b.S.Brent
: '91cen George Henry 20 gunner Royal Artillery at Woolwich; scan
: '01cen Elizabeth 30 in 2 rooms at 31 Leyton Sq, Camberwell; Thomas H 5 both b.Montgomeryshire, Wales; Frederick C 2 b.Aldershot, Hants; scan (no George there)
: '11cen; George Henry 40 caretaker (Messrs Borts Premises) at 77 Borough Rd SE, Southwark (St George the Martyr) Lon, b.Brent, Dev; Elizabeth 39 {m.16y, 6 births, all alive}; Thomas Henry 15 apprentice racquet maker both b.Tregynon N.Wales; Frederick 12 school b.Aldershot, Hants; Agnes Mary 7 school b.Peckham, Lon; George Albert 5 b.Camberwell; Robert Owen 3; Mary Elizabeth 1 both b.Borough, Lonscan
: '11cen; assume dulicate; Robert 5 in patient at Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, Stanley Park, Carshalton; b.Camberwell, Lon scan & scan
: '39cen Violet R Soper 26m unpaid dom duties (b.17 Feb 1913) at 18 Poplar Rd, Eton, Bucks; with Edward E Evemy b.21 Aug 1897 customs & excise clerk (p/t aux fire res); Agnes M Evemy b.25 May 1903 unpaid dom duties, lines 3-6 & 8 blacked out; Violet line 7 scan : [dau & dau-in-law]

J P H Soper BA, LLB [latin, 'Batchelor of Law'] : [not J H P as above] co-authored 'The Parish Councilor's Guide to the Local Government Act 1894', pub.9 Apr 1894 : from The Times 389/746n : J P H Soper acted for prosecutors against Chichester municipal authorities, 15 Aug

Soper 1895 Overton : W H Bayley of Basingstoke wrote a letter concerning 'Yourself & Soper' [perhaps a property transaction]. Correspondence from solicitors relating to the Crimble family's property in Overton (inc Polehampton Farm) : 25A07/A5

Jane Leah Elizabeth Soper of 17 Stafford St, Marylebone granted admin 9 Dec 1895 to will of John Frederick Linden tailor of 103 Regent St , Lon (d.16 Feb) : Claims on estate to be sent by JLE Soper by 9 Jan (London Gazette 13 Dec) [a Jane Elizabeth L Soper d. Jan> Mar 1905 age 67 (so b.c1838)] : [perhaps the Jane E m.John Soper c1860, lived Clapham?]

William Charles Soper m.Edith Morgan Oct>Dec 1895, Andover; [assume family below] : William Charles Soper b.Jan>Mar 1874, Andover [to ? & ?]; 'b.6 Feb 1875' in '39cen
- Clarence William Soper b.11 Feb 1896 Barton Stacey [b.Jan>Mar 1896, Andover] m.Lily E[mily] Brown Oct>Dec 1919, Kingston, Sy; d.1980
- Kathleen Soper b.c1910, Orpington, Kt (not vis bmd)
- Augustus Lloyd G Soper b.Jan>Mar 1910, Alton, Hants (m/d not vis)
: '81cen Ellen J 48 widow at Longparish, Hants; Matilda 23u; William 18u ag.lab, all b.Andover; William 7 b.Longparish, grandson : [Ellen not vis '61/'71cen; Matilda with uncle/aunt '71cen (not vis '61cen)]
: '91cen William 17 agricultural labourer in 3 rooms at Folly Farm Cottage, Village, Barton Stacey, Hants; b.Longparish, Hants lodging with William Piper 54 ag lab b.Hurstboure Tarrant, wife Jane 44 b.Compton, Dor; sons 21 & 16 & dau 6 & 2 all b.HT
scan
: 1899 Clarence b.11 Feb 1896 admitted 3 Jun 1899 to Compton National/C of E School, Compton [Dor?/Warwick?]; father William of Compton; Left 22 Sep 1899 as left the village scan
: '01cen William 27 carter on farm at Orpington, Kent; b.Longparish; Edith 26, b.East Tytherley, Hants; Clarence 5, b.Barton Stacey, Hants
: '11cen William 36 waggoner on farm in a 4 room tenament at Churt, Farnham, Hants; b.Longparish, Hants, Edith 35 {m.15y, 3 births, all alive} b.East Tytherley, Hants, Clarence 15 gardener (domestic); b.Barton Stacey, Hants, Kathleen 8 school; b.Orpington, Kent & Agustus 1 b.Headley, Hants & boarder William Dudman 55unm labourer on farm b.Blackdown, Sy scan
: '39cen William 64 labourer, steel works (b.6 Feb 1875) at 103 Beauchamp Rd, Esher, Sy; Edith 64 unpaid dom duties (b.13 Jul 1875) scan
: '39cen Clarence W 43 labourer general (b.11 Feb 1896) at 69 Spreighton Rd, Esher, Surrey; Emily L 42 domestic duties (b.24 Dec 1896); line 3 temp withheld scan
: 1980 Clarence William Soper (1896-1980) d.Oct>Dec, Surrey N; (b.11 Feb 1896)

Arthur Soper m.Sarah Ann Baggs 6 Apr 1895, Basingstoke, Hants (m.Apr>Jun bmd) Arthur Soper(1867-1899) b.22 Feb 1867 Hannington (b.Apr>Jun Kingsclere) (to William & Louisa Baggs m.1846)
: Sarah Ann Collins 1st m.Fred Baggs Oct>Dec 1882 Kingsclere, had 6 children 1882-92 'Fred' d.Jul>Sep 1893 age 38
- Arthur Baggs (Soper) b&d Jan>Mar 1895, Basingstoke [Kingsclere RD]
- Annie Elizabeth Soper b.9 Sep 1896 Hannington (b.Oct>Dec, Kingsclere)
- Florence Louisa Soper b.16 May 1899 Hannington (b.Jul>Sep, Kingsclere)
- Thomas Soper b.c1905 Hannington [not vis bmd]
: [m. age 24; so seems not possible for Arthur to have been previously married to Louisa ? & had 5 or more kids & wife d.bef.1881 source]
: '71cen William ag lab 53, b.H'tn; at Hannington Village; Louisa 42 b.Kingsclere; Harriett 10; Tom 7; Harry 6 all scholars; Arthur 4, all b.H'tn also visitor Mary Taylor 53 (m/unm/w not given) b.Kingsclere: scan : ['81cen not vis]
: '91cen Arthur 23 b.Hannington, one of 6 unm agricultural labourers 21-49 lodging at the Queen's Head Public House, Basingstoke; with inn keeper George Blake 30 b.Maplederwell, wife & sons 1 & 3: scan
: '01cen Arthur 33 cowman on farm, Private House, Hannington; Sarah A 38 b.Whitchurch [6m E Andover], stepchildren, Charles Bagge 15 carter on farm, Ruth Bagge 13, Walter Bagge 11 school, Ellen Bagge 9 school; Annie 4, Florence 1, all but Sarah b.Hannington; scan
: '11cen Arthur 44 general labourer in 4 rooms at Hannington, Basingstoke, Hants, b.Hannington; Sarah Ann 45 {m.16y, 3 births; all alive}; b.Whitechurch, Hants Annie 15; Florence 11 school; Thomas 6 all b.Hannington scan
: 1914 ?a Florence Soper [no age] from N infirmary was discharged from St Pancras Workhouse, Camden 14 Jul 1914, mother, 9 Titchbourne St, Edgware Rd scan
: 1919 Florence Soper (1899-) age c20, unm waitress, admitted by Master to St Pancras Workhouse, Camden; 21 Jul 1919, diet 4; father Arthur of Hannington, Basingstoke; of 54 Robert St & R F Hosp scan & discharged 21 Jul [?so same day : ?Royal Free Hospital] scan & admitted St.P 9 Aug 1919 scan
: 1937 Arthur d.31 Aug 1937 Kingsclere (d.Jul>Sep 1937 age 69); Sara Ann d.27 May 1950 Kingsclere (d.Jan>Mar 1952 age 93)

F G Soper b.c1895, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery, father Fredrick William : home, 271 Manor Farm Rd, Bitterne Park, Southampton, d.3 Apr 1918 Somme, France : buried/monument Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension, from Soper war deaths [a Frederick George Soper b.reg Jul>Sep, 1894 Southampton] : [father? a Frederick William m. S'ton 1890]

Robert William Soper m.Elizabeth Julia Tillman 8 Jun 1895, Hayling Island; witnesses sister, Ellinor Louisa Tillman & Harry Lowe (her future husband*). ['Lizzie'b.19 Nov 1867 at 18 Wilton Cottages, Southsea, Portsea Island her father a RN seaman {b.Oct>Dec Portsea}]; Robert W b.23 Jan 1866 S'ton to Frederick Henry & Sarah Hayter m.1866 S'ton; {*Eleanor Tillman b.Jul>Sep 1869 & m.Henry Venning Lowe Oct>Dec 1898 Fulham, Lon} : [Elizabeth b.1863 1 of 10 children of James Tillman & Louisa Well m.1860 tree]
- Robert Victor Soper b.22 Mar 1896 at 89 Northam Rd, Southampton; India Pvt WW1; Afgan War 1919; civil servant m.Nellie May Winterson 1923 at Gr.Bookham; d.29 Jan 1992
- Frederick James Soper b.1 Jun 1897 S'ton; (b.Jul>Sep 1897 S'ton); '11cen 13 fishmonger & poulterer; m.Mary Agnes Black (1907-1975) 23 Sep 1953 S'ton; d.1984 S'ton
: ('91cen James Tillman 63 naval pensioner at Russia Cottage, Manor Rd, S.Hayling, b.Haslemere, Sy; Louisa 50 b.Southsea, Hants; Horace 17 gardener; Mary 14; Alfred 12 scholar; Muriel 7 scholar all b.Hayling, Hants & s-in-law Julia Mary Wells 40unm all b.Fareham, Hants; also household of Ellen North 76 widow on own means b.Hayling scan)
: 1892 Robert William joined London & S.Western Railway at Southampton Docks 10 Nov 1892, age 27y 10m, clerk;wage 24s pw; placed on salaried staff at £65pa Dec'93; £70 Jan'97; died '14 Jan 1898'; scan & scan2
: 1896 son born at 89 Northam Rd, S'tn
: 1897 Robert took to his bed 15 Nov 1897; from ES
: 1898 Robert William Soper d.'4 Jan 1898', shipping clerk of 117 Radcliffe Rd, S'tn; probate Winchester 26 Jan to Elizabeth Julia Soper widow; estate £173 6s 8d; from Probate Calender, scan; Robert d.Jan 1898 shipping clerk for Railway Co
: '01cen Elizabeth J 33 widowed dressmaker (self employed at home) at 6 Kingsley Rd, Shirley (Milbrook parish) sons Robert V 5, Fred J 3 & Muriel Tillman 17 sister dressmaker, working on their own account from homeb.South Hayling; scan : [road of 4 room terraces] : {Muriel Tillman b.Jul>Sep 1883 Havant}
: 1906 Elizabeth J at 154 Paynes Rd, Freemantle, Southampton, Hants; in S'ton Commercial Directory
: '11cen Elizabeth Julia 44 widow dressmaker, self employed at home {m.?y, 2 births} in 6 rooms at 154 Paynes Rd; b.Southsea, Hants; Robert Victor 15 shipping clerk (junior) ; Frederick James 13 fishmonger & poulterer both b.S'tn scan : [5th house from nr 160 at road end]
: 1918 Lizzie Soper inherited £250 when Aunt Julia Mary Wells, d.7 Jan 1918 age 67 (of 20, Brook Rd, Stansted, Essex)
: 1927 Elizabeth J dressmaker at 154 Paynes Rd, Freemantle, Southampton, Hants; S'ton Commercial Directory
: '39cen Elizabeth J 71w unpaid dom duties (b.19 Nov 1867) at 154 Payne's Rd, Southampton; Frederick J 42unm joiner (b.1 Jun 1897) red 'C' [Fred, a conscientious objector] scan
: 1956 Elizabeth J d.29 Feb 1956, age 88 at Moorgreen Hospital; West End, Eastleigh of broncho pneumonia & chronic rheumatoid arthritis; (d.Jan>Mar 1856 Winchester dist)

Emily Soper (c1873-?) a spinster of Fleet 22 m.John Ayres 21 Oct 1895 a bachelor 25, labourer of Fleet : fathers - Thomas Ayres Hawker & Daniel Soper, a sweep, Witnesses, Thomas Liming & Albert Rampton(?) a cross his mark. Note; bridegroom signed with cross Fleet directory , page51 [sweep Daniel m.Sarah Rawlings 1864, 10 children] : [Emily Rampton b.1880c illigitimatly, mother Elizabeth Rampton, 2nd wife of Daniel m.1888] : [Emily m.John Ayres Oct>Dec 1895 Hartley Wintney, Hants]

Charlotte Soper d.21 Jan 1895, age 55 in Upper Bannister St, Southampton; 'Hampshire Advertiser' 26 Jan , from newspapers.bl.uk : [George m.Charlotte Joynt, 1865 S'ton (ES's line)]

Selina Soper (c1827-1895) d.21 Mar 1895, age 68 in Northumberland Rd, Southampton; 'Hampshire Advertiser' 30 Mar from newspapers.bl.uk : [William Napier Soper m.Selina Manston 1851]

James Soper d.20 Nov 1895 at Andover, age 81; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.Southampton) 30 Nov, from newspapers.bl.uk : [with son Alfred in '91cen; Alfred m.Elizabeth who m.1874]

John Burgess Soper of Basingstoke, Hants Esq died abt Mar 1895. Claims on estate to be sent by 1 Jun 1897. Executors Alice Maria Soper spinster & Charles Frederick Cooksey (London Gazette3 20 Apr) : [see JBS 1820]

John Soper, in Kingsclere Boys' School Log Book, 14 Feb 1896, warned last week, unless he attended better in future his name would be taken off the books. He has attended well this week : 12 Jun . This week the weather has been showery. John Soper, St VI boy has been taken off the books. He is constantly at work & has only been to school 4 times in last fortnight [is 'St VI' stage 5?] : from Kingsclere Forum Dec'04 : [a John George Sam Soper bapt 10 Jan 1883, Kingsclere to Joshua & Emma (Nash) & m.1903] : ['11cen a John 28 at Kingsclere, Hants]

Frank George Victor Soper b.1897c, a gunner in the Royal Garrison Artillery, parents George James & Selina 146 Priory Rd, St Denys, Southampton, Hants, died Somme, France : 19 Dec 1916, buried/monument Bernafay Wood British Cemetery from : Soper war deaths : ['01cen Portswood, Hants; George 28 china packer; Selina, 29 & Frank 3 all b.Southampton] : ['11cen a Frank Soper, 13 at Southampton, Hants]

Elizabeth Soper d.24 Oct 1897 age 78, at Fitzroy Ho, Waterloo Place, Southampton; in 'Hampshire Advertiser' (pub.S'ton) 30 Oct , from newspapers.bl.uk : ['91cen not vis in Hants] : [pure speculation '91cen an Elizabeth 66 house head in S.set, companion to sister '81cen (not vis '01cen & S,set d.not vis)]

Charles Soper (1897-?) b.Southampton, Hants, 7 Mar 1897, nrF31903 (also nr K28699), Admiralty's Registers of Seamen's Services nationalarchives.gov.uk ADM 188/623
; Charles Soper AC1 [?aircraftsman 1st class] nr.F.31903; for