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List of people in the Cooper and Clifton Family Tree database



Sarah Ann Elizabeth Bray

Born 1787

Married William Bentham, 21 MAR 1813, St Dunstan in the West, London
Children Maria Anne Bentham, Eliza Harriet Bentham, Mary Ann Bentham, Sarah A Bentham

Ancestor Chart

1851 Census -
Sarah Bentham - West Side Croydon Road, Streatham
Lodger, Widow aged 64, Monthly Nurse, born Finsbury, Middlesex.
Maria Bentham, Daughter, Unmarried, age 25, Sempstress, Dressmaker, bor n Walworth, Surrey
Eliza McCann, Granddaughter, Unmarried, age 8, Scholar, Old Kent Road, S urrey
The BRAY name mystery
The reason for three generations of a part of the Cooper family using t he name Bray as a second Christian name remained a puzzle but this has n ow been resolved. Willie Bray Cooper (Snr) acquired his middle name aft er his mother's mother. There is still some conjecture about some part o f the family originating in Scotland and some part in Ireland. In the 1 851 Census Sarah Bray shows her birth place as Finsbury, London but it i s possible that her family may have come from Ireland. William Bentham' s birth place is still unknown. A short Family Tree which shows the lin k between Sarah Bray and the Cooper family is displayed below.