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Richard Michael Derry Cooper

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Unknown

Unknown Report 24 Jun 2014 13:06

Looking for any information on Richard Michael Derry Cooper born 1934

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 24 Jun 2014 13:20

Look on FreeBMD for his birth his record will give mmn then you can look for siblings and his parents marriage

jax

jax Report 24 Jun 2014 13:22

Welcome to the boards

Where was Richard born?

The only Richard M D cooper born England/Wales was born 1924

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 24 Jun 2014 13:24

are you sure of his birth year as theres none shown for 1934

could it be 1924??


Name: Richard M D Cooper
Mother's Maiden Surname: Matthews
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1924
Registration district: Preston
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume Number: 8e
Page Number: 770

Reggie

Reggie Report 24 Jun 2014 13:46

Are you related?

What do you wish to find out?

Have you done any research yourself?

Which country in the world?

Reggie

Reggie Report 24 Jun 2014 13:49

NOT the 1924 one

Lancashire Birth indexes for the years: 1924
COOPER Richard Matthews Dermot Preston East Preston MATTHEWS PEAST/12A/63

probably Irish....................

Reggie

Reggie Report 24 Jun 2014 13:53

Not in Catherine's GR tree, so no clues there

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link!

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 24 Jun 2014 18:37

Another person also looking for him but appears to have incorrectly identified the Preston birth:

http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.cooper/9604/mb.ashx


Rose

Unknown

Unknown Report 24 Jun 2014 22:45

Yes you are right, it is the 1924 birth in Lancashire, my mistake. Can not find a death cert though. Helping a friend find out what happened to her father.

jax

jax Report 24 Jun 2014 23:39

The one born in 1924 did not have the middle names of Michael Derry as mentioned in Reggie's post at 13.49.....where was he born? where was he last known to be living please?

He may still be alive or died since 2007

The person who posted on ancestry said he married in Scotland....is that where he lived? you may need to look on scotlands people which is a pay to view site

Reggie

Reggie Report 25 Jun 2014 08:04

Unknown

Can you please check carefully the info you have been given...........

The names given to you by your friend are NOT the man born in Preston.

As I said before, his names sound IRISH

When and where was your friend born? Is her father named on her birth cert?

Unknown

Unknown Report 25 Jun 2014 12:11

My friend has confirmed that this is the right birth cert for her Dad. She has been looking for him for a long time now.
Trying to find a death cert, he could have died in Scotland or England.

Name: Richard M D Cooper
Mother's Maiden Surname: Matthews
Date of Registration: Apr-May-Jun 1924
Registration district: Preston
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume Number: 8e
Page Number: 770

Reggie

Reggie Report 25 Jun 2014 12:14

Catherine

I repeat.............................................

NOT the 1924 one

Lancashire Birth indexes for the years: 1924
COOPER Richard Matthews Dermot Preston East Preston MATTHEWS PEAST/12A/63

probably Irish....................with the combination of names you give

EDIT

UNLESS............your friend - or someone connected with her - guessed at the second and third forenames for the man

jax

jax Report 25 Jun 2014 12:15

So his name is Richard Matthews Dermot Cooper ?

The other thread on Ancestry which could be posted by your friends husband, says he married in Scotland and was known as Paddy?

Reggie

Reggie Report 25 Jun 2014 12:18

If he married/died in Scotland, you will have to get credits for Scotlands people website and search on there

Ricochet

Ricochet Report 25 Jun 2014 12:21

If he was known as 'Paddy', that would seem to bear out reggie's line of thought, and the names Michael Derry are distinctly irish

Was his name on your friend's birth certificate?

Ricochet

Ricochet Report 25 Jun 2014 12:28

These may be the parents of the Preston-born child



Marriages Sep 1907 (>99%)
COOPER Thomas Preston 8e 1481 Scan available - click to view

MATTHEWS Agnes Preston 8e 1481

there were two older sons, and I can't see another marriage in preston


Births Mar 1913 (>99%)
Cooper Thomas H Matthews Preston 8e 912 Scan available - click to view
Births Sep 1915 (>99%)
Cooper Bernard Matthews Preston 8e 791

Ricochet

Ricochet Report 25 Jun 2014 12:31

Lancashire Marriage indexes for the years: 1907
Surname Forename(s) Surname Forename(s) Church / Register Office Registers At Reference
COOPER Thomas MATTHEWS Agnes Preston Register Office or Registrar Attended Preston PRESTON/129/151

If they married in a church, it wasn't C of E

Ricochet

Ricochet Report 25 Jun 2014 12:43

1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription
33 Annis Steet Preston, Preston, Lancashire, England

Print household transcription Household Members
First name(s) Last name Relationship to household head Marital condition Gender Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Thomas Cooper Head Married Male 27 1884 Bricklayer Preston Image Transcription
Agnes Cooper Wife Married Female 29 1882 Weaver Cotton Preston Image Transcription
Print individual transcription View image Individual transcription
First name(s) Agnes
Last name Cooper
Relationship to household head Wife
Marital condition Married
Gender Female
Age 29
Birth year 1882
Occupation Weaver Cotton
Birth place Preston
Address 33 Annis Steet Preston
Parish Preston
County Lancashire
Country England
Registration district Preston
Registration district number 476
Subdistrict East Preston
Subdistrict number 2
Enumeration district 9
Piece number 25252
Schedule number 270
Census reference RG14
Census reference RG14PN25252 RG78PN1446 RD476 SD2 ED9 SN270

They have been married for three years

Reggie

Reggie Report 25 Jun 2014 12:46

You didn't answer the question about where and when your friend was born