COOPER, Robert Bransby (1762-1845), of Furney Hill, Dursley, Glos.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1818 - 1830

Family and Education

b. 21 Feb. 1762, 1st s. of Rev. Samuel Cooper, rector of Morley and Yelverton, Norf. by Maria, da. and h. of James Bransby of Shottisham, Norf. educ. at home;1 Trinity Coll. Camb. 1778; L. Inn 1780. m. 6 May 1784, Anne, da. and h. of William Purnell of Dursley, 2s. 3da. suc. fa. 1800.

Offices Held

Capt. Dursley vol. cav. 1800, 1803.


Cooper belonged to an old Norfolk family. His father published poetry, sermons and turgid comments on Priestley’s letters to Burke on civil and ecclesiastical government (1791); his mother was a writer of epistolary novels and c