Re: Richard Capper, Born Rugley ,Staffordshire, 1835?
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Richard Capper, Born Rugley ,Staffordshire, 1835?
I saw your query from 2001 while searching for mentions of the Capper family. I think your family is connected to mine a long way back, since my father's earliest researches show that our direct line in the Capper branch goes back to Rugeley also, in Staffordshire; we could trace it to a William Capper ( originally spelt Capre, and in one generation Cawper) who died in Rugeley in 1590, and was a copyholder there. He had a son Thomas, who had a son Richard, but too early for yours; (born 1619) he had a son John, baptised in 1661, in Rugeley, his 3rd son was William, born 1720, and this man had 10 sons and 4 daughters. His eldest son was John, died 1785; John's sons were Charles and Edward, but Edward, my direct ancestor, had moved to Holborn by that time.
It is possible that your Richard Capper might be a descendant of this William Capper, born 1720 in Rugeley. His date of birth is 30/4/1720. I suppose a grandson or great-grandson.
You may have found out all this by now; your query is 5 years old! But just in case it is useful, I'm sending you these indications. Hope they help!