Arthur Bevan COOPER

b. 8 December 1840, d. 17 December 1874
Father*Samuel COOPER b. c 1793
Mother*Caroline (?) b. c 1806
Note*Arthur Bevan COOPER Arthur was a brother of Charles D'Oyley COOPER, who married Harriet Isabella's sister Augusta Harridge.

1841 Census:
Address: West St, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire
COOPER, Samuel     48     Solititor     Y
COOPER, Caroline     35               Y
COOPER, Caroline       7               Y
COOPER, Mary P           5               Y
COOPER, Samuel      4               Y
COOPER, Charles D_Oyley      2               Y
COOPER, Arthur           6 mths               Y
BATH, Mary          35     F S          N
PUSEY,      Ann          35     F S          N
JONES, Mary          20     F S          Y
PERRY,      Jane          15     F S          Y

Notes:-     Charles D_Oyley COOPER married Augusta Harridge WOODCOCK 1865, Sth Australia
     Arthur Bevan COOPER married Harriet Isabella WOODCOCK 1869, Sth Australia

1851 Census:
Address: High St, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire
NAME                    REL          MARR     AGE     OCCUPATION     BORN
COOPER, Samuel          Head          M     59     Solicitor          Oxon, Henley     
COOPER, Caroline          Wife          M     47               Oxon, Henley
COOPER, Caroline Louisa          Daughter     U     17               Oxon, Henley
COOPER, Mary Ursula          Daughter     U     14               Oxon, Henley
COOPER, Samuel Herbert     Son          -     13     Scholar          Oxon, Henley
COOPER, Charles D_Oyley          Son          -     12     Scholar          Oxon, Henley
COOPER, Arthur Bevan          Son          -     10     Scholar          Oxon, Henley
COOPER, Frederick Bernard     Son          -      7     Scholar at home     Oxon, Henley
COOPER, Frances Alice          Daughter     -      3               Oxon, Henley
COOPER, Francis Edward          Son          -     11 m               Oxon, Henley
IVES, Rebecca               Serv          U     20     Cook          Oxon, Shiplake
DUCKETT, Eliza               Serv          U     23     Housemaid     Berks, Maidenhead
PLUMMER, Louisa          Serv          U     30     Nurse          Berks, Henley
? PURVEY, Hannah           Serv          U     19     Nursemaid     Oxon, Nettlebed
DOWLING, John               Serv          M     51     Gardener     Surrey, Shalford
DOWLING, Sarah          Serv          M     48     Laundress     Sussex, Sinfold
COOPER, May Ursula          Sister          U     63     Income from land Oxon, Henley

1861 UK Census, Arthur is not living with his parents.
Arthur was Deputy Surveyor General of South Australia.
Due to poor health and it was thought a long sea voyage would be of benefit to Arthur, as was often the thought at the time him, which he undertook in 1874 and died at sea on "Carlisle Castle" on the return voyage from England a few days before the ship arrived in Melbourne.
There is a memorial to him on the Woodcock Family grave, North Road Cemetery,
South Australia. 
Burial*He was buried at At Sea.1 
Birth*He was born on 8 December 1840 at Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, England.1 
ChristeningHe was christened on 31 March 1841 at St. Mary, Henley, Oxfordshire.1 
Marriage*He married Harriet Isabella WOODCOCK, daughter of Archdeacon William John WOODCOCK and Mary CARTER, on 25 September 1869 at Christchurch, North Adelaide, South Australia.1 
Death*Arthur Bevan COOPER died on 17 December 1874 at At Sea at age 34.1 


Harriet Isabella WOODCOCK b. 24 October 1849, d. 28 September 1878
Last Edited11 Oct 2009


  1. Various Authors, Family Tree Records, Various Dates, Western Australia (Helen Mary Carter, (HMC)) "unknown cd."