John Cooper of Salisbury

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John and Robert Cooper of Salisbury had lent £3000 to William Maynard of Nevis at some date before 1776, when a schedule of payments was agreed between Maynard, his London consignees Mills & Swanston and his creditors including John and Robert Cooper, in which Mills & Swanston provided penal bonds to the two Coopers for £6000. Mills & Swanston failed in 1781; by 1787 the Coopers had received 9s in the pound from the assignees of Mills & Swanston, and later received a further 4s in the pound before the remaining debts were assumed by Lane, Fraser, which itself failed in 1793.

  1. Two John Coopers of Salisbury had wills proved between 1780 and 1809. Neither has internal evidence of the loan in Nevis (or of a relationship to a Robert Cooper).


Common Records 1794-1797, British Library, EAP794/1/1/25, pp. 255-287.

  1. Administration of the will of John Cooper of Salisbury (made in 1760) granted 30/12/1780, PROB 11/1072/370; 43/282; will of John Cooper gentleman of Salisbury (made in 1790) proved 19/09/1809 /01/1786, PROB 11/1503/185.

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The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1776 [EA] - 1788 [LA] → Creditor

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The two men lent £3000 to William Maynard of Nevis before...

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Salisbury, Wiltshire, South-west England, England