David Stoppard

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Born: July 1830 Died: 1909 Married: Martha Handforth Mother: Hannah Brown Father: Aaron Stoppard Descendant: Annie Stoppard
Census 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901 1911 1921


David Stoppard was born in 1830 in Lea, Derbyshire, to Aaron and Hannah Stoppard (née Brown).

He was christened on the 11th July 1830 in the Parish of Ashover, Chapel of St John the Baptist, Dethick. His parents were Aaron (a butcher) and Hannah Stoppard, who lived at Lea.

They appear together, still living in Lea, in the 1841 census, along with his brother Thomas, and two sisters Ann and Mary.


He married Martha Handforth and by 1861 they were living in their own house in Duncan Cottages, Regent Road, Salford, Lancashire. He was a hosier, and well off enough to afford a house servant living with them.

1860. Marriage solemnized at Christ Church in the Parish of Christ Church Salford in the County of Lancaster
When Married. Name and Surname. Age Condition. Rank or Profession Residence at the Time of Marriage Father's Name and Surname Rank or Profession of Father

October 4th

David Stoppard 30 Bachelor Hosier Poplar Grove, Cross Lane Aaron Stoppard Farmer
Martha Handforth 30 Spinster --------- Lord Duncan Street John Handforth Corn Miller
Married in the aforesaid Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the established Church by me Hugh Howell
This marriage was solemnized between us David Stoppard In the Presence of us A/C? J. Handforth
Martha Handforth Mary Maria Handforth


They subsequently had two children:

  • Henry David Stoppard (b.23 June 1862, 124 Oxford Road, c.23 July 1862, St Saviour, Manchester, Lancashire, m.23 Apr 1900. d.29 Dec 1942)
  • Annie Elizabeth Stoppard (b.27th August 1863, Oxford Street, Chorlton upon Medlock, c.23 Sep 1863, St. Saviour's, Manchester, Lancashire).
  • Martha Louisa Stoppard (b.1 July 1866, 4 New York St, Chorlton upon Medlock. c. 26 Sep 1866, St Saviour, Manchester, Lancashire)

In 1871 the family was living at 134 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Lancashire, and David was now listed as a Provisions Dealer.

Come 1881, the family had moved to Stockport Road, Cheadle, Cheshire, which was Martha's original hometown. David was a Shopkeeper/Grocer and their children Henry and Annie were still at home, probably working for their father (both being Grocer's Assistants). A William Locket was visiting from Manchester (the birthplace of Henry and Annie) and they had an Irish domestic servant (Jane Guilfoyle).

In 1891 he was staying with his brother Thomas Stoppard.

In April 23rd, 1900 his son Henry David Stoppard (38) married Jessie Churm (32). David Stoppard's profession was given as "Gentleman". Jessie Churm's father was given as Richard Churm (deceased).


In 1901 he was a widower living as a lodger at 39 Palatine Road, Northenden, Cheshire.

He died in 1909 at Sycamore Cottage, Northenden, Cheshire, at the age of 78 in Manchester.


STOPPARD David of Sycamore-cottage Northenden Cheshire
    died 12 February 1909 Administration London 3 March to
    Henry David Stoppard merchant. Effects £50.

Death Registration A David Stoppard died in the March quarter of 1909 at the age of 78, the registration district was Chorlton, Volume 8c, Page 632.

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