James Coop was born in 1786 and christened in Westhoughton on 12th August 1786. He was the son of James Coop (1760) and Elizabeth Holden. He married Mary Hodkinson at St Peter's church, Bolton-le-Moors on 1st December 1816. In 1841 he was working as a cotton weaver and living in Dobb Brow, Deane - later Westhoughton. In 1847 he was a weaver. In 1851 he was a widower, working as a cotton weaver and lodging with silk weaver Robert Woodward in Dobb Brow, Westhoughton. In 1861 he was living in the household of his son-in-law, William Hodgkinson, at Chew Moor, Rumworth. He died of old age in Farnworth Union Workhouse (later Townley’s Hospital) on 9th January 1867.
Spouse: Hodkinson, Mary (1795)
Children: Betty (1817), Sarah (1819), James (1820), Josiah (1822), Mary (1823)