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From: "Peter Ferreira" <>
Subject: [ROPER] John Abraham ROPER (1815 - 1891) / Lucy Emma JAMES (c1827 -1895) Family of Bristol, England
Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2007 05:14:45 -0400
Greetings from Toronto, Canada.
Lucy Emma JAMES, daughter of Richard and Anna JAMES, was born in Kingstone,
Somerset, England, about 1827 / 28 and baptized there 1828. In 1852, in
Knowle St. Giles, Somerset, Lucy 24 married (1) Robert William SAMSON 34,
widower and traveller from London; Robert and Lucy apparently lived in
Stalbridge, Dorset, and Robert died there in Q4 of 1856. In 1860, in Knowle
St. Giles church, in the presence of John NAISH et al, Lucy Emma SAMSON,
widow, married (2) John Abraham ROPER, gentleman, of Bristol, her first
cousin. John and Lucy lived in Bristol, where John was a wholesale
druggist. At the 1891 census, Lucy's sister, Anna JAMES 56, unmarried, was
Robert SAMSON and Lucy had issue:
1] Ernest SAMSON, born in Stalbridge, Dorset, about 1853, birth
registered in Sturminster in Q2 of 1853; by the 1881 census, Ernest 29,
unmarried, was a registered chemist and druggist drug traveller, living in
2] Frank SAMSON, born in Stalbridge, Dorset, about 1854 / 55,
birth registered in Sturminster in Q1 of 1855; in the 1891 and 1901
censuses, in the ROPER household in Bristol, Frank SAMSON, unmarried was
shown as a ship broker.
John ROPER and Lucy had issue:
3] Harold ROPER, born in Bristol, Glos., about 1862, birth
registered in Clifton in Q2 of 1862 (BMD ref: 6a / 135); employed in the
Civil Service for the Admiralty, living in Hampstead, London. In Q2 of
1900, in Hamstead, London, Harold married Gertrude NICKS; no children by
the 1901 census;
4] Ida Mary ROPER, born in Westbury, Bristol, Glos., on August
29, 1865; prominent botanist and naturalist, President of the Bristol
Naturalists' Society; died, unmarried, in 1935.
I seek to contact any relation or researcher of this family, all cousins of
mine, with the aim to exchange JAMES / ROPER family history research notes.