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Name: Margaret Cooper

Burial Number: 1611

Gender: Female

Occupation: Housekeeper

Born: 21/11/1849

Died: 05/05/1935

Buried: 09/05/1935

Elizabeth Mary Robson

Joseph Dowell

Family No: 1611


Margaret Brown Dowell was born in 1849 in Camden to Joseph Dowell, 45yrs, Licensed Victualler, of 34, St. Swithins Lane, London, and Elizabeth Dowell, 39yrs, nee Robson. Margaret had 3 older siblings, Joseph W. 16yrs, Henry,14yrs, and Charlotte W., 1yr. In 1861, aged 11yrs, Margaret was a boarding pupil at a school in Park Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire. Her mother died in 1864 and she then lived with her sister, Charlotte, at Woodford, West Ham; her father, Joseph, had left London and was a Hotelkeeper at the Antelope Inn in Poole, Dorset. In 1881 Margaret was acting as housekeeper to her widowed brother-in-law, George Chapman, in Durham.
She married Thomas Cooper, a widower, on 12th July 1882 at Woodford Wells, Essex; Thomas was an Architect, they lived in Willesden, Middlesex, and had 2 children, Maurice, 1883, and Winifred Vera, 1889. In 1901 the family was living in Edgbaston, and by 1911 they had moved to Worthing. Thomas, 63yrs, was now retired, and with Margaret, 61yrs, and Vera, 22yrs, they were living in a boarding house in Brighton Road. They then moved to Homestead, Bath Road, Worthing, where Thomas died in 1912.
Margaret continued to live in Worthing, her address at the time of her death, in 1935, was Terciera, corner of Brighton Road and Selden Road. She died on 5th May at Kenmore Nursing Home, Taplow, Buckinghamshire. Effects £4971 10s 3d. Value 2020 – £355K.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SB Row: 4 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): clocks.forces.trunk

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Thomas Cooper who died Sept. 4th 1912. Also of Margaret Brown Cooper wife of the above who died May 5th 1935

Further Information


Name: Margaret Brown Cooper

Gender: Female

Born: 21/11/1849

Town: Camden

County: Middlesex

Country: England


Maiden Name:Dowell

Marriage Date: 12/7/1882

Spouse First Name: Thomas

Spouse Last Name: Cooper

Town of Marriage: Woodford

County of Marriage: Essex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 05/05/1935

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Terciera

Address line 3: Selden Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £4971 10 s 3 d

Current value of effects: £355000.00

Census Information


34, Swithins Lane, London City.

Joseph Dowell, 46yrs, Licensed Victualler, wife, Elizabeth, 40yrs, 4 children, Joseph 17, Henry 15, Charlotte 2, Margaret 1, sister-in-law, Margaret Robson, 25yrs, and 10 Inn employees plus 2 lodgers.


Margaret B. Dowell, 11yrs, boarding pupil at Park Lane, Watford, Hertfordshire.


Whitehall Road, Woodford, West Ham, Essex.

Charlotte Dowell, 22yrs, daughter, Margaret B. Dowell, 21yrs, daughter, plus 1 domestic servant.


56, Claypath, St. Nicholas, Durham.

George Chapman, 36yrs, widower, Grocer, 2 daughters, Mary E. 10yrs, Emily M. 8yrs, Margaret B. Dowell, 31yrs, Housekeeper.


Craven Park, Willesden, Hendon, Middlesex.

Thomas Cooper, 43yrs., Architect, wife, Margaret B. 41yrs, 2 children, Maurice 7, Winifred V. 2yrs, plus Nursemaid and 1 domestic servant.


103, Gough Road, Edgbaston, Warwickshire.

Thomas Cooper, 53yrs, Architect, wife, Margaret, 51yrs, Maurice 17, Vera 12, plus 2 domestic servants.


4, Merton Terrace, Brighton Road, Worthing.

Ada Rice, Head, 45yrs, Letting House Keeper, mother, Harriet Rice, 74yrs, sister, Louisa, 43yrs. Thomas Cooper, 63yrs, visitor, Retired Architect, Margaret B. Cooper, 61yrs, visitor, Vera Cooper, 22yrs, visitor, Janet Smith, 35yrs, visitor, Sick Nurse.


Living at 166, Clapham Village, Worthing, Sussex.

M A Cooper
Female 1847 Head Home Duties At Home
Alfred Cooper
Male 1872 Agricultural Labourer Mr Strong Farmer
Richard Etherington
Male 1887 34 Agricultural Carter Mr Strong Farmer

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