Comper, William & Caroline

Inscription

SACRED
TO THE MEMORY OF 
WILLIAM COMPER
BORN AUGUST 27TH 1813
DIED FEBRUARY 26TH 185?
ALSO
CAROLINE MARIA
DAUGHTER OF
WILLIAM AND ANNE ELEANOR
[COMPER]
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Other Information

In the 1851 census, William Comper(b.1814, Pulborough, Sussex) was married to Ellen (b.1811, West Wittering) and lived in Highfield, working as a Coachmaker journeyman. They had 2 children, Sarah (b.1847) and Henry b.1849).
Source Citation: Class: HO107; Piece: 1670; Folio: 168; Page: 52; GSU roll: 193578.

In 1861, Ann Eleanor Comper (b.1813, West Wittering) was a widow living in Pulborough, Sussex. She worked as a housekeeper to a retired farmer who had two other servants.
Source Citation: Class: RG9; Piece: 612; Folio: 84; Page: 17; GSU roll: 542671.

In 1871, Ann Eleanor Comper was at her brother-in-laws home, John Leach Baron and his wife (her sister) Louisa. John was a retired clerk living at 2 York Place, Northam Road, St Marys, Southampton. Ann was receiving income as an annuitant.
Source Citation: Class: RG10; Piece: 1188; Folio: 40; Page: 28; GSU roll: 827809.

In 1891, she was still shown with her sister & brother-in-law (who was now described as ‘living by own means’). The address was 115 Northam Road, St Marys, Southampton.
Source Citation: Class: RG12; Piece: 914; Folio 123; Page 10; GSU roll: 6096024

Potential marriage record for William Comper to Ann Eleanor Lang, Apr-Jun 1841, Alverstoke, Vol. 7, page 46.

Birth record for Caroline Maria Comper, Jul-Sep 1851, South Stoneham, Vol 7, page 241.

Death record for Caroline Maria Comper, Oct-Dec 1852, South Stoneham, Vol 2c, page 30.

There are only two death records listed for William Comper between 1851 and 1861 and both in Worthing, Sussex. One was Oct-Dec 1853 (Vol 2b, 167) and the other Jan-Mar 1856 (Vol 2b, 169)

Death record for Anne Eleanor Comper (aged 88), Jan-Mar 1899, Southampton, Vol 2c, page 17.

Caroline Maria Comper (aged 3) of Bevois Valley was buried 26th September 1852.
William Comper (aged 39) of Bevois Valley, was buried 3 March 1853.
Source: Burial Register for Christ Church, Portswood 1850-1899

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