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Arthur Cope- Miranda Nott/Hannah Branford.
No Photo Arthur Cope born 1849 Kidderminster Worcestershire, died ?, married April of 1870 to Miranda Nott born July 1852 Kidderminster Worcestershire, and died April 1882 possibly in childbirth.
(See below for details on his second marriage)
The 1871 Census shows the following family members living at 6 St Johns Street, Kidderminster, -
Arthur Cope, Head, Male, 22, Kidderminster, Carpet Weaver.
Miranda, Wife, Female, 18, Kidderminster.
Samuel A Cope, Son, 8 months, Kidderminster.
The 1881 Census shows the following family members living at 12 St Johns St, Kidderminster, -
Arthur Cope, Head, Male, 32, Kidderminster, Worsted Weaver,.
Miranda, Wife, Female, 28, Kidderminster.
Samuel A Cope, Son, 10, Kidderminster.
Neville C Cope, Son, 3, Kidderminster.
They had the following children:
No Photo • Samuel A Cope Born 1871 Kidderminster Worcestershire.
No Photo • Neville C Cope Born 1878 Kidderminster Worcestershire.
No Photo • Miranda Cope Born 1882 Kidderminster Worcestershire.
Marriage 2-Arthur Cope Widower with 3 children married Hannah Branford, born Jan of 1857 in Kidderminster in July of 1883, Hannah died in December of 1925.
(See above for details on his first marriage)
The 1891 Census shows the following family members living at 17 Park St, Kidderminster, -
Arthur Cope, Head, Male, 42, Kidderminster, General Dealer, Shop.
Hannah, Wife, Female, 34, Kidderminster.
Samuel A Cope, Son, 20, Kidderminster, Carpet Weaver.
Neville C Cope, Son, 13, Kidderminster.
Miranda Cope, Daugther, 8, Kidderminster.
Charles T Cope, Son, 5, Kidderminster.
Alice L Cope, Daughter, 2, Kidderminster.
The 1901 Census shows the following family members living at 109 Park St, Kidderminster, -
Arthur Cope, Head, Male, 52, Kidderminster, licensed victualler.
Hannah, Wife, Female, 44, Kidderminster.
Samuel A Cope, Son, 30, Kidderminster, Carpet Weaver.
Miranda Cope, Daugther, 18, Kidderminster.
Charles T Cope, Son, 15, Kidderminster.
Alice L Cope, Daughter, 15, Kidderminster.
They had the following children:
No Photo Charles Tom Cope Born 1886, Kidderminster, Worcestershire.
No Photo • Alice Louisa Cope Born 1888 Kidderminster, Worcestershire.
The following information sent by a living relative of Arthur Cope:-
Arthur Cope was a carpet weaver in Kidderminster and lived at a couple of addresses in St John St and Park St the next street to Wood st. He apparently spent some time in Hamburg training Germans the art of weaving. His first wife was Miranda who died possibly in childbirth in 1883. The issuue from this marriage was Samuel, Neville and Miranda. Samuel I know nothing about, Neville lived in Stourport and worked his whole life in an engineering works, receiving a gold watch on his retirement. A grandson of his died in the engine room of HMS Sheffield in the Falklands War. Miranda became the licencee of the Black Boy Inn in Bewdley. She died falling, down the back stairs. Her husband took over the licence and reportedly drank himself to death. Our common ancester Hannah Branford was Arthur's second wife, I believe being married in 1883 the same year he lost Miranda. The issue from this marriage was Charles Tom, my grandfather, and the fearsome Aunt Alice. Alice's daughter Marjorie married Arthur Crump, farmer of Tenbury Wells. Arthur Cope tried his hand at being a grocer but then became a general trader which I think means he was a second hand dealer. He and his associates became known as the "Forty Thieves" by the local auctioneers as they colluded to buy goods on the cheap! He ran a second hand store in the main street of Stourport which was something of a landmark in those days as it had a stuffed crocodile in the window. He also ran the pub just around the corner it was and still is The Hope and Anchor.