Author: Sandra Copas
Date published: 23/01/2017

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Caroline Copas nee Hibbert (sometimes given Hibberd)                                      (grave: W24)

Caroline was born on 6th. December, 1856 to Charles and Elizabeth nee Weeks. Her family came from Chieveley, Berkshire and lived near Snelsmore Common. She died on 17th. March, 1923.

Caroline married Albert Copas in 1878. Between 1881-1901 the census shows them living in Wharf Road, Newbury. Later, they were at 18 Berkeley Road, Newbury, with their coal yard across the road where Garland Court now stands.

They had nine children and suffered the loss of three of them under the age of 3.

Their children:

Albert Edward Copas 1879-1882.

Mary Elizabeth 1881-1969, married Frederick James Morris. They had three children – Albert James “Bert” 1909-1963; Marjorie Joan 1912-2008 ? ; Geoffrey George 1916-1996.

Alberta May 1883-1946.

Florence Gertrude 1885-1885 (died aged 6 weeks)

Francis Victor “Frank” 1887-1951, married Daisy Annie Hartridge. They had three children – Robert James 1918-1984; Cynthia Mary 1921-2010; Katherine May 1923-2015.

Caroline Maud 1889-1950, married Rupert Eustace Scott. They had four children – Raymond 1915-2002; Phyllis Copas 1918-1979; Derek 1922- 2001; Beryl 1924 - 1978.

Beatrice Alice 1891-1893.

Amelia Kate 1894-1922.

Margaret Anne 1896-1984, married Thomas Brown. They had four children – Avis Margaret 1922 - ?; Edward (?); Marion (?); Erica (?).

(These people are buried in Newtown Road Cemetery.)

Photo: Albert and Caroline Copas


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