Read online or download a free book: The English Annual, For (Volume 3)
Publisher: General Books LLC (5 Feb. 2012)
By: Caroline Sheridan Norton (Author)
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836. Excerpt: ... THE HON. MRS. ASHLEY COOPER. The Hon. Mrs. Ashley Cooper is the eldest daughter of Colonel Hugh Baillie, and wife of the Hon. Anthony William, second son of the present earl of Shaftesbury. The noble family of Cooper, earls of Shaftesbury, descends from Richard Cooper Esq., living in the reign of Henry VIII., who inherited large estates from his father and brother, in the county of Southampton. He married Jane, daughter of Sir John Kingsmill of Sydmonton, in the county of Southampton, Knt., by whom he left, with other issue, an eldest son, Sir John Cooper, of Rockburne, in the county of Southampton, who inherited the estates of his father, and received the honour of knighthood from Queen Elizabeth. He died 24th November, 1610, leaving by Martha, his wife, daughter of Anthony Skutt, Esq., of Stanton Drew, in Somersetshire, an only son, Sir John Cooper, of Rockburne, who, July 4th, 1622, was created a baronet, and subsequently received the honour of knighthood. Sir John sat in parliament for the town of Poole, in Dorsetshire. He married first, Anne, daughter and sole heir of Sir Anthony Ashley, Knt., of Winbourne St. Giles, in the county of Dorset, by whom he had two sons and a daughter. He espoused, secondly, Mary, relict of Sir Charles Morrison, and daughter and co-heir of Baptist Hicks Viscount Campden, but had no other issue. He died 23rd March, 1631, and was succeeded by his elder son, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper, one of the most distinguished statesmen and orators of the era in which he lived. Sir Anthony was born at Winbourne, 22nd July, 1721, and at fifteen became a fellow-commoner of Exeter College, Oxford, under the tuition of the then rector, the celebrated Dr. Prideaux. At the University, where he remained but two years, he acquired a reputation f...
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