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John Cope

Male - 1558


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  John Cope was born in in of Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England (son of William Cope and Jane Spencer); died on 21 Jan 1558.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 22 Jan 1558

    Notes:

    Or Coope. Sheriff of Northamptonshire 1545-6. Knight of the shire for Northamptonshire, 1547. Knighted May 1549 or Mar 1550 (accounts differ). In 1538 he purchased Canons Ashby from Sir Francis Bryan and became a grazier and wool producer. His History of Parliament entry is here.

    John Cope and Bridget Raleigh were:

    Great-great grandparents of John Dryden (1631-1700) poet, critic, playwright, and Poet Laureate of England.

    Great-great-great grandparents of Jonathan Swift (1667-1745), satirist, poet, and author of Gulliver's Travels.

    Grandparents of Elizabeth Boyle (d. 1622), who married, as his second wife, Edmund Spenser (d. 1599), author of The Faerie Queene.

    And great-great grandparents of Anne Marbury (Anne Hutchinson), (1591-1643), religious visionary and central figure in the Antinomianism controversy that rocked the early Massachusetts Bay Colony.

    Family/Spouse: Bridget Raleigh. Bridget (daughter of Edward Raleigh and Anne Chamberlain) died before Jun 1542. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Cope died after 15 Aug 1584.
    2. Joan Cope
    3. Anthony Cope was born in in of Adstone, Northamptonshire, England; died between 6 Jun 1558 and 20 Dec 1558.

    John married Margaret Tame after 1548. Margaret (daughter of Edmund Tame and Agnes Greville) died after Jan 1558. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  William Cope was born about 1440 in of Banbury, Oxfordshire, England (son of Alexander Cope); died on 7 Apr 1513 in Hanwell Manor, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England; was buried in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1450, of Banbury, Oxfordshire, England

    Notes:

    Cofferer of the household of Henry VII. Serjeant of Catery, and later of the Poultry. Steward of Worpledon and Witeby, 1510. Constable of Porchester Castle, 1511. Lieutenant of Southbere Forest. Steward and Bailiff of Bedhampton. Secretary to the Duchess of Savoy, 1513.

    Alleged in some online sources to have fought at Bosworth, a claim we have been unable to confirm.

    Royal Ancestry (vol. III, p. 242) has him as cofferer to Henry VIII rather than VII, but we assume that to be a typographical error.

    Cofferer of the household of Henry VII. Serjeant of Catery, and later of the Poultry. Steward of Worpledon and Witeby, 1510. Constable of Porchester Castle, 1511. Lieutenant of Southbere Forest. Steward and Bailiff of Bedhampton. Secretary to the Duchess of Savoy, 1513.

    Burgess to Parliament from Ludgershall, Wiltshire, 1491-92.

    Alleged in some online sources to have fought at Bosworth, a claim we have been unable to confirm.

    Royal Ancestry (vol. III, p. 242) has him as cofferer to Henry VIII rather than VII, but we assume that to be a typographical error.

    William married Jane Spencer before 15 Sep 1496. Jane (daughter of John Spencer and Anne Empson) was born about 1462; died on 12 Feb 1526 in Hanwell Manor, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England; was buried in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Jane Spencer was born about 1462 (daughter of John Spencer and Anne Empson); died on 12 Feb 1526 in Hanwell Manor, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England; was buried in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 12 Feb 1525

    Notes:

    Also called Joan. She was William Cope's third wife.

    Children:
    1. 1. John Cope was born in in of Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England; died on 21 Jan 1558.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  Alexander Cope was born in in of Bramshill, Hampshire, England (son of William Cope and (Unknown daughter of William Gossage)).
    Children:
    1. 2. William Cope was born about 1440 in of Banbury, Oxfordshire, England; died on 7 Apr 1513 in Hanwell Manor, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England; was buried in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England.

  2. 6.  John Spencer was born about 1438 in of Hodnell, Warwickshire, England (son of Henry Spencer and Isabel); died on 4 Jan 1497 in Hodnell, Warwickshire, England.

    John married Anne Empson. Anne (daughter of Peter Empson and Elizabeth Joseph) died before 1483. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  3. 7.  Anne Empson (daughter of Peter Empson and Elizabeth Joseph); died before 1483.
    Children:
    1. 3. Jane Spencer was born about 1462; died on 12 Feb 1526 in Hanwell Manor, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England; was buried in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Cope was born in in of Spratton, Northamptonshire, England (son of John Cope and Joan Newenham); died after 1487.

    Notes:

    Possibly a son of the John Cope who was sheriff of Northamptonshire in 1401 and 1405, knight of the shire for Northamptonshire several times in the late 1300s and early 1400s, and who died in 1417.

    William married (Unknown daughter of William Gossage). [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  (Unknown daughter of William Gossage) (daughter of William Gossage).
    Children:
    1. 4. Alexander Cope was born in in of Bramshill, Hampshire, England.

  3. 12.  Henry Spencer was born between 1400 and 1409 in of Badby, Northamptonshire, England; died after 1 Jun 1469.

    Notes:

    Earliest known member of this line. The pedigree in the 1619 Visitation of Warwickshire linking this Spencer family with the Despencers has been disproved.

    Henry married Isabel before 1444. Isabel died between 4 Mar 1478 and 3 Mar 1479. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  4. 13.  Isabel died between 4 Mar 1478 and 3 Mar 1479.
    Children:
    1. 6. John Spencer was born about 1438 in of Hodnell, Warwickshire, England; died on 4 Jan 1497 in Hodnell, Warwickshire, England.
    2. Thomas Spencer was born about 1452 in of Badby, Northamptonshire, England; died between 30 Jun 1493 and 15 Sep 1496 in Badby, Northamptonshire, England.

  5. 14.  Peter Empson was born in in of Easton Neston, Northamptonshire, England; died in 1473.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: of Towcester, Northamptonshire, England

    Notes:

    "The story that [Richard Empson] was the son of a sieve maker, first recorded by John Stow, was adopted by Francis Bacon but has no known factual basis--Peter Empson was of local consequence in Northamptonshire, holding property at Towcester and in nearby Easton Neston." [Oxford Dictionary of National Biography]

    Peter married Elizabeth Joseph. Elizabeth died after 1474. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 15.  Elizabeth Joseph died after 1474.
    Children:
    1. 7. Anne Empson died before 1483.
    2. Richard Empson was born about 1450; died on 17 Aug 1510 in Tower Hill, London, England.