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Thomazin Woodsford Short Cooper (bap.1774-1855)

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Baptised 31 Jul 1774 • Toller Fratrum, Dorset, England1Church of England, ‘Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue
Married 27 Oct 1801 • Frome St Quintin, Dorset, England8Church of England, ‘Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue 2‘England Marriages, 1538–1973 ‘, Marriage of Andrew Cooper and Tamsan Worsford Short, 27 ...continue
Died Q4 1855 • Wareham, Dorset, England3’Basic Search’, database, Death entry for Thomasin Cooper; December quarter 1855, Wareham, ...continue


Biography
 
Thomazin was the daughter of George Short and Thomazine Woodsford (1745-1812). Her name was spelled a variety of ways on contemporary documents and, in the absence of an image of her full signature, the spelling of her name on her baptismal record is used. Thomazin was baptised with her brother, William Short (bap.1774-), on 31 July 1774 within the parish of Toller Fratrum and most likely in the church of St Basil. 4Church of England, ‘Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue She may have been born in 1774 in the parish of Toller Fratrum as she was the youngest child to be baptised.
 
Thomazin married Andrew Cooper on 27 October 1801 within the parish of Frome St Quintin and most likely in the church of St Mary’s. 5‘England Marriages, 1538–1973 ‘, Marriage of Andrew Cooper and Tamsan Worsford Short, 27 ...continue Their banns of marriage were read at Maiden Newton on 4th, 11th and 18th October 1801.6Church of England, ‘Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, ...continue They had the following known child:7Other children may exist. Their baptisms or births may not have been recorded or the records may ...continue

  1. Thomasine Cooper Riggs (1804-1841)

 
Andrew died the year after their daughter, Thomasine, was born leaving Thomazin a widow at the age of 31 with a child a year old.
 
Nothing is known of Thomazin until the night of the 1841 Census. She was recorded as living independently and alone in the parish of Coombe Keynes. Her name was transcribed as ‘Tamzi Cooper’ and her age was recorded as 65 but this may have been rounded down to the nearest five years.9’1841 England Census’, digital image, Tamzi Cooper, Coombe Keynes, Dorset, England; Class: ...continue Thomasine was also living in Coombe Keynes with her husband and son. She would die at the age of 36 in December.10’1841 England Census’, digital image, Tamzi Riggs, Coombe Keynes, Dorset, England; Class: ...continue 11Barry Chinchen, ‘Coombe Keynes Burials’, Dorset Online Parish Clerks, n.d., ...continue
 
Thomazin was recorded on the 1851 Census visiting the household of Charles Bungard in Coombe Keynes. This census page is difficult to read and this surname may be incorrect. Charles was recorded as a carpenter with a wife and four children at home that night. Thomazin’s name was recorded as Tamsey Coopper, her age as 75, her occupation as an annuitant and her birthplace as Great Toller.12’1851 England Census’, digital image, Household of Charles Bungard, Coombe Keynes, Horsham, ...continue
 
Thomazin wrote a will on the 8 March 1852.13Church of England, ‘England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, ...continue Her sole beneficiary was her grandson, Andrew Cooper Riggs (1831-1915). In 1851, Andrew was living in Bethnal Green.14’1851 England Census’, digital image, Household of Andrew Riggs, Bethnal Green, Tower ...continue
 
Thomazin’s death was registered in the final quarter of 1855 within the Wareham Registration District. As Coombe Keynes falls within this district it is highly likely she died at home in Coombe Keynes.15’Basic Search’, database, Death entry for Thomasin Cooper; December quarter 1855, Wareham, ...continue Her estate underwent probate on 5 January 1856 and was proved by Andrew.16Church of England, ‘England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, ...continue
 
To be continued…17This is a work in progress. Citations and family links are being batch-added to profiles.


External links
 
Thomazin Woodsford Short at FamilySearch18The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ‘Thomazin Woodsford Short’, ...continue


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1, 4. Church of England, ‘Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812’, Baptism of Thomazin Woodsford Short, 31 July 1774, Toller Fratrum, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/TRF: RE1/1, p. 40, line 8, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2243, accessed 21 June 2018.
2, 5. ‘England Marriages, 1538–1973 ‘, Marriage of Andrew Cooper and Tamsan Worsford Short, 27 October 1801, Frome St Quintin, Dorset, England; database, FamilySearch; data collected from various sources by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NX31-Q2C, accessed 6 June 2020.
3, 15. ’Basic Search’, database, Death entry for Thomasin Cooper; December quarter 1855, Wareham, Dorset, vol. 5a, p. 200, General Register Office, Merseyside, Southport, England, FreeBMD, https://www.freebmd.org.uk/search, accessed 6 June 2020.
6, 8. Church of England, ‘Dorset, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812’, Banns of Marriage between Andrew Cooper and Tammy Woodsford Short, 18 October 1801, Maiden Newton, Dorset, England; digital image, Ancestry; Dorset History Centre, Dorchester, England; Reference: PE/MAD:RE5/1, p. 11, number 52, https://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?dbid=2243, accessed 1 April 2020.
7. Other children may exist. Their baptisms or births may not have been recorded or the records may not have survived.
9. ’1841 England Census’, digital image, Tamzi Cooper, Coombe Keynes, Dorset, England; Class: HO107; Piece: 278; Book: 13; Enumeration District: 15; Folio: 2; Page: 2; Line: 25; GSU roll: 241336, Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/8978/, accessed 1 April 2020.
10. ’1841 England Census’, digital image, Tamzi Riggs, Coombe Keynes, Dorset, England; Class: HO107, Piece: 278, Book: 13, Enumeration District: 15, Folio: 2, Page: 3, Line: 14, GSU roll: 241336; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/8978/, accessed 22 April 2020.
11. Barry Chinchen, ‘Coombe Keynes Burials’, Dorset Online Parish Clerks, n.d., http://www.opcdorset.org/CoombeKeynesFiles/CoombeKeynesBurials.htm, accessed 22 April 2020.
12. ’1851 England Census’, digital image, Household of Charles Bungard, Coombe Keynes, Horsham, Wareham, England, Class: HO107; Piece: 1856; Folio: 265; Page: 3; GSU roll: 221003, Line: 10, Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/8860/, accessed 1 April 2020.
13, 16. Church of England, ‘England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858’, Will of Thomasin Cooper, 8 March 1852, Prerogative Court of Canterbury; digital image, Ancestry; The National Archives, Kew, England; Class: PROB 11, Piece: 2225, p.91, no.3,https://www.ancestry.co.uk/search/collections/5111/, accessed 6 June 2020.
14. ’1851 England Census’, digital image, Household of Andrew Riggs, Bethnal Green, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, England; Class: HO107, Piece: 1539, Folio: 613, Page: 51, GSU roll: 174769, Line: 9; Public Record Office, London, England, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.com.au/search/collections/8860/, accessed 6 June 2020.
17. This is a work in progress. Citations and family links are being batch-added to profiles.
18. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ‘Thomazin Woodsford Short’, FamilySearch, n.d., updated 6 June 2020, https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/MMDS-Q1Y , accessed 6 June 2020.