m. ABT 1590 Olney, Buckinghamshire, England
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John Cooper was born in England around 1568. He married Agnes Lucas who was born in Olney Parish, Buckinghamshire, England abt 1572. They had one known child, John Cooper I, also known as John Cooper Cowper. It can be assumed that both John and Agnes died in England.
Olney is a very small town between Buckingham and London, to the northwest of London. It
is near to Oxford and Cambridge, which are home to some of the world’s greatest
universities. It is also near Stratford-on-Avon, where Shakespeare wrote. John Cooper lived
during the reign of Elizabeth I and was just 8 years younger than Shakespeare, so perhaps it
is possible he saw one of Shakespeare’s plays during one of their original performances.