Richard Cooper

In The Baptist Magazine and Literary Review, Volume 40 for 1848 there is the following article about the death of a man who must have been born in 1757 and would have been 38 when Beddome died. He would have become a church member at the age of 43.

Died May 27th, 1848, at Little Rissington, Gloucestershire, Mr. Richard Cooper, aged ninety-one years. During the former part of his life Mr. Cooper was a member of the Church of England, subsequently he became a hearer of the Rev. Benjamin Beddome, and was united to the church at Bourton-on-the-Water at the commencement of the present century. For many years he sustained the office of deacon in that church, and was able, until a very short time before his death, to discharge the duties of his office. During the illness which preceded his decease Mr. Cooper experienced great and almost uninterrupted tranquillity in the prospect of dissolution, and spoke much and frequently of the goodness and faithfulness of God as manifested toward him during a long life.. Nearly the last words which he was heard to utter were, "I'll trust Him - I'll trust Him!" In him many have lost a faithful and generous friend, the church a devoted and consistent member, and the world an edifying example of piety, benevolence, and usefulness.

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