Authorised form of nameCooper; Sir; Astley Paston (1768 - 1841)
ForenamesAstley Paston
Dates1768 - 1841
Dates and placesBirth:
Brooke Hall, near Norwich, Norfolk, England (23 August 1768)
Conduit Street, London (12 February 1841)
Beneath the chapel of Guy's Hospital, London
Articled to his uncle William Cooper, Surgeon to Guy's Hospital (1784); transferred to Henry Cline, Surgeon to St Thomas's Hospital; in Edinburgh (1787-1788); demonstrator at St Thomas's and was associated with "body snatchers" (1789); lecturer at St Thomas's and at the College of Surgeons; Surgeon, Guy's Hospital (1800); removed a wen from George IV's head
Bt 1820
FRCS (President 1836)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
Copley Medal 1801
VP 1830-1831
RelationshipsSon of Rev Samuel Cooper; great-uncle of Astley Cooper Key (FRS 1868).
Married: 1) (1791) Anne Cock (d. 19 June 1827); 2) (5 July 1828) Catherine daughter of J Jones of Derry Ormond Park, Cardigan (d. 1870)
Bulloch's Roll; DNB
Proc Roy Soc 1841 (Abstracts of Papers in the Philosophical Transactions 1837-1843 Vol 4 pp 344-346)
Gudrun Richardson, 'A Norfolk Network within the Royal Society' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 27-39, plate
William R Le Fanu, 'Sir Benjamin Brodie, FRS (1783-1862)' in NR 1964 vol 19 pp 42-52
Royal Society codeNA7001
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
AP/8A/17An improved method of making anatomical preparations2 April 1818
AP/9/20On a peculiarity on the Structure of the Eye of the Baloena Mysticetus9 March 1820
AP/15/12An Experimental Examination of the Blood found int he Vena Porta1831
L&P/11/117Letter, 'Effects of the rupture of the membrana tympan' from Astley Cooper to Everard Home1799
L&P/11/170/1Paper, 'Effects of the destruction of the membrana tympani' by Astley Cooper1801
L&P/11/170Paper, 'Effects of the destruction of the membrana tympani' by Astley Cooper1801
IM/000945Cooper, Sir Astley Pastonnd
EC/1801/17Cooper, Sir Astley Paston: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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