- Beneficiary in fathers will for £30 p.a.
Married within 5 weeks of Newark (Brother)
Several letters on file between Indiana & her brother Thomas
6 March 1831 Letter to brother Thomas requesting an advance on her inheritance
26 January 1842 Letter to Thomas advising of her husbands death.
- It seems that Indiana was named after her grandfather's ship (or vice versa). She married Thomas Monkhouse Coppin at Bishopwearmouth, Sunderland on 29th May 1810.
I found her marriage to Thomas Monkhouse Coppin 1810, Bishopwearmouth, so Googled him.
1808 he took out fire insurance in Whitechapel.
He was a Gentleman and attorney, son of William Coppin, shipowner of Tynemouth. In 1818 and 1820 they had two daughters in Market Harborough where he was doing business.
19 July 1827 there is a letter from the Duke of Wellington recommending him for post of Lieutenant in the Poste Hamlets Militia.
Next thing - 1841 Indianah and daughters are living in Old Stratford, Stratford on Avon but poor Thomas is in the Hook Norton Lunatic Asylum, Banbury. They aren't even living in the same county so obviously they didn't visit.
What happened there?
The 1841 census shows Indiana (aged 55) living alone, on her own means, at John Street, Old Stratford, Warwickshire. What appears to be her 20 year old daughter, Indiana Coppin, is living a few doors away.
The 1851 census shows Indiana (a 64 year old annuitant) living at Long Street, Easingwold, North Yorkshire with her daughters, Indiana (aged 30) and Eliza (aged 29).
The 1861 census shows Indiana (a 77 year old, living on annuity funds) living at Wansbeck Tce, Morpeth, Northumberland with her unmarried daughter Eliza (aged 41).
Indiana died at Tynemouth in 1867, her death being registered there in the 2nd quarter of that year.