Cooper, Robert (fl.1681) (DNB00)

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COOPER, ROBERT (fl. 1681), geographer, son of Robert Cooper of Kidderminster, Worcestershire, became a servitor of Pembroke College, Oxford, in 1666, graduated in arts, and was made fellow of his college through the influence of Dr. Hall, the master. He was a good preacher and well skilled in mathematics. On 8 April 1681 he was admitted to the rectory of Harlington, near Hounslow, Middlesex, on the presentation of Sir John Bennett, afterwards Lord Ossulston, and was alive in 1700 (Newcourt). He wrote ‘Proportions concerning Optic-glasses, with their Natural Reasons drawn from Experiments,’ 1679, 4to, and ‘A General Introduction to Geography’ prefixed to the first volume of the ‘English Atlas,’ Oxford, 1680, fol.

[Wood's Athenæ Oxon. (Bliss), iv. 749; Life (Bliss), lxxxix; Kennet's Register, p. 500; Newcourt's Repertorium, i. 632.]

W. H.