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Erasmus Dryden

Male - 1632


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Erasmus Dryden (son of John Dryden and Elizabeth Cope); died on 22 May 1632.

    Notes:

    MP for Banbury, 1624.

    Created a baronet 16 Nov 1619. Sheriff of Northamptonshire 1599, 1618.

    BA, Magdalen College, Oxford, 11 Jun 1577. Middle Temple, 1577.

    Family/Spouse: Frances Wilkes. Frances (daughter of William Wilkes) was born in in of Hodnell, Warwickshire, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Erasmus Dryden was born in in of Titchmarsh, Northamptonshire, England.
    2. Elizabeth Dryden died on 2 Jun 1658.
    3. John Dryden

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Dryden was born in in of Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England (son of David Dryden and Isabel Nicholson); died on 30 Sep 1584; was buried in Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England.

    Notes:

    His will of 15 Aug 1584 directed his burial in Ashby Church, "near unto the place where John Cope, knight, is buried," adding "And although I doe not allow of pomp in burials, yet for some reasonable considerations I will that the stone that I have already prepared shall be layede upon my grave, and my arms and my wyve's graven in brasse thereupon."

    John married Elizabeth Cope in 1551. Elizabeth (daughter of John Cope and Bridget Raleigh) died after 15 Aug 1584. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth Cope (daughter of John Cope and Bridget Raleigh); died after 15 Aug 1584.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 30 Sep 1584

    Children:
    1. 1. Erasmus Dryden died on 22 May 1632.
    2. Nicholas Dryden
    3. Bridget Dryden was born after 1563 in of Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England; died after 12 Feb 1644.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  David Dryden was born in in of Staffle Hill, Walton, Cumberland, England (son of William Dryden); died after 1540.

    David married Isabel Nicholson. Isabel (daughter of William Nicholson) was born about 1504 in of Staffle Hill, Walton, Cumberland, England. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 5.  Isabel Nicholson was born about 1504 in of Staffle Hill, Walton, Cumberland, England (daughter of William Nicholson).
    Children:
    1. 2. John Dryden was born in in of Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England; died on 30 Sep 1584; was buried in Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England.

  3. 6.  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.

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


  4. 7.  Bridget Raleigh (daughter of Edward Raleigh and Anne Chamberlain); died before Jun 1542.
    Children:
    1. 3. 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.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  William Dryden was born in in of Walton, Cumberland, England.
    Children:
    1. 4. David Dryden was born in in of Staffle Hill, Walton, Cumberland, England; died after 1540.

  2. 10.  William Nicholson was born in in of Staffle Hill, Walton, Cumberland, England.
    Children:
    1. 5. Isabel Nicholson was born about 1504 in of Staffle Hill, Walton, Cumberland, England.

  3. 12.  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]


  4. 13.  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. 6. John Cope was born in in of Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England; died on 21 Jan 1558.

  5. 14.  Edward Raleigh was born about 1470 in of Farnborough, Warwickshire, England (son of Edward Raleigh and Margaret Verney); died after 25 Aug 1508.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Between 25 Aug 1507 and 1508

    Edward married Anne Chamberlain between 1496 and 1505. Anne (daughter of Richard Chamberlain and Sybil Fowler) died after 1529. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  6. 15.  Anne Chamberlain (daughter of Richard Chamberlain and Sybil Fowler); died after 1529.
    Children:
    1. 7. Bridget Raleigh died before Jun 1542.
    2. Mary Raleigh died before 1523.