CROPPER, BLACKWALL, BLACKWELL and DOWNS
I am interested in the following CROPPER family:
Richard CROPPER, hatter and cloth factor, and wife Alice BLACKWALL (BLACKWELL?), had a son Stephen CROPPER, born in Southwark, Surrey, London in November of 1807.Richard's POB is unknown, though he was most likely from someplace in Lancashire. This couple was married in Manchester in the spring of 1788.They were in Southwark in the early 1790s, apparently left (possible for Liverpool) and later returned ~1806.They also had a daughter, Lucy CROPPER, born in Southwark in February of 1810.
Stephen CROPPER was also a hatter. He married Hannah DOWNS (possibly the daughter of John DOWNES, hatter) in Manchester in 1828. In the 1830s Stephen was a hatter in Carnarvon, Wales. Later in the mid-late 1840s he had his hat business in Birmingham, Warwickshire. Stephen and Hannah and their family emigrated to Baltimore, Maryland in 1850.
Stephen CROPPER was also the younger brother of Peter CROPPER, Liverpool mariner, married to Martha HARRISON.
I am very interested in any information anyone has on this family.
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Saratoga, CA USA