The first person with this surname was Lucy Punter. Her relationship to my ex-husband is:
Lucy Punter was baptized 17 May 1767 at Dauntsey, Wiltshire, England. Her parents were James and Lucy Punter.
She married John Cooper on 2 March 1789 at Dauntsey, Wiltshire, England, and they had three children:
- Alice Cooper born about 1789 baptized 22 February 1792 at Melksham, Wiltshire, England (baptism record lists her as Ellis)
- Lucy Cooper baptized 22 February 1792 at Melksham
- Eliza Cooper born about 1793 baptized 16 March 1800 at Melksham
Lucy was buried 7 November 1851 at the Melksham Chapelry of Shaw.
Sources of information can be found in my entry for Lucy Punter in my family tree.
I need to do more research on this branch of the family, so next week I will share what I find for Lucy’s parents
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