COOPER, John (?1726-79), of Salisbury, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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14 Feb. 1775 - 7 Aug. 1779

Family and Education

b. ?1726, s. of Thomas Cooper of Salisbury by his 2nd w. Sarah, da. of John Priaulx of Salisbury. educ. Queen’s, Oxf. 13 Mar. 1744, aged 17. m. Rachel, da. of Edward Poore.

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In July 1774 Cooper, ‘an eminent clothier in Salisbury’,1 declared himself a candidate for Salisbury;2 but at the general election stood on the Radnor interest for Downton, was defeated, but was seated on petition. He voted regularly with the Opposition. There is no record of his having spoken in the House.  He died 7 Aug. 1779.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: J. A. Cannon


  • 1. English Chron. 1780.
  • 2. London Chron. 12 July 1774.