Charles Louis George Emanuel Copinger the seventh child and youngest son of James George Copinger of Roscoff and Catherine Reeve Ehrhart was born on 10th September 1821 two months after the death of his father. He had three wives and ten children, five by his first wife, two by his second wife and three by his third wife.
Mary, his first wife died in 1866 and the following is a copy of her will.
I Mary Copinger the wife of Charles Louis George Emanuel Copinger of No. 41 Amphill Square in the County of Middlesex in pursuant and exercise of this power and authority for this purpose given to me by a certain indenture of settlement executed upon my marriage and dated the twenty ninth day of March one thousand eight hundred and forty five and of every other power or authority in anywise enabling me in this behalf to make and ordain this to be my last Will and testament Where as John Pearson and Henry Ovey the trustees of the above mentioned settlement have from time to time at my request advanced to me out of the trust funds various sums of money and they or one of them have advanced to me for my own use and have also expended divers sums of money for repairing the leasehold premises named in the said settlement I therefore direct that my said trustees do within six months after my decease repay and make good to themselves and himself out of the monies now remaining in their names the several sums so advanced and expended by them or him and after such payments I direct that one hundred pounds sterling part of the residue of the said trust funds shall be paid to my son Maurice Charles Copinger to repay him the amount he sometime since lent his parents That fifty pounds sterling be paid to my son Walter Arthur by four equal quarterly payments for his maintenance that twenty five pound sterling be paid to each of my sons Herbert Edward and Thomas Bertram and applied towards finishing their education And the remainder of the said funds I direct shall be paid to my husband Charles Louis George Emanuel Copinger And in further pursuance of the power vested in me by the said settlement I give and bequeath to my said husband my cluster diamond ring to my son George Alexander James my loop diamond ring and also the several articles of plate in the care of my executor Henry Ovey and to my friend Mrs. Henry Gilburn my wearing apparal And I hereby appoint the said Henry Ovey Executor of this my Will In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this twenty first day of April one thousand eight hundred and sixty five
Signed by the above named Mary Copinger as and for her last Will and testament in the presence of us present at the same time who at her request in her presence and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as witnesses
Wm. Garland No 86 Camberwell Road
Annie Bird 74 Southampton Street Camberwell
Proved at London 21st August 1866 by the oath of Henry Ovey the sole executor to whom admon. was granted limited to all such personal estate and effects as she the testator by virtue of a certain indenture of settlement bearing date the twenty ninth day of March 1845 and of all other power and authorities her enabling has a right.
Charles' second wife was Frances Rayner, one of the children of the artist Samuel Rayner and his wife Ann Manser Frances was born in Piccadilly, London on 19th August 1834, and was christened at Newman Street Catholic Apostolic Church, St Marylebone, London, on 8th February 1835 - along with Samuel and Louise.
The Rayner children including Frances, comprised:
Ann Ingram Rayner, born in 1826 in London, always known as
Nancy - artist (as Nancy Rayner)
Rhoda Rayner, born in 1828 in Matlock Bath - artist (as Rose Rayner)
Harry Rayner, born 1830/1, probably in Matlock Bath
Louisa Ingram Rayner, born 21st June 1832 in Matlock Bath, sometimes called Lou - artist (as Louise J. Rayner)
Frances Rayner, born 19th August 1834 in London - artist until she married CLGE Copinger (but may have resumed professional painting later)
Samuel Rayner junior born c.1833
Margaret Rayner, born 30th July 1837 in Derby - artist
Grace Dorothy Rayner, born c.1839, usually called Doll - married into the Catto family
Richard Manser Rayner, born 28 June 1843 in London, sometimes called Dick - artist
Frances Rayner 1834 - 1889
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