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Erasmus Dryden

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Erasmus Dryden (son of John Dryden and Elizabeth Cope); died 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.

    Erasmus married Frances Wilkes. Frances (daughter of William Wilkes) was born , of Hodnell, Warwickshire, England. [Group Sheet]

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

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John Dryden was born , of Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England (son of David Dryden and Isabel Nicholson); died 30 Sep 1584; was buried , 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 1551. Elizabeth (daughter of John Cope and Bridget Raleigh) died Aft 15 Aug 1584. [Group Sheet]


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

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 30 Sep 1584

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


Generation: 3

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

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


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

  3. 6.  John Cope was born , of Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England (son of William Cope and Jane Spencer); died 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 Bef Jun 1542. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Bridget Raleigh (daughter of Edward Raleigh and Anne Chamberlain); died Bef Jun 1542.
    Children:
    1. 3. Elizabeth Cope died Aft 15 Aug 1584.
    2. Joan Cope
    3. Anthony Cope was born , of Adstone, Northamptonshire, England; died Between 6 Jun 1558 and 20 Dec 1558.


Generation: 4

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

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

  3. 12.  William Cope was born Abt 1440, of Banbury, Oxfordshire, England (son of Alexander Cope); died 7 Apr 1513; was buried , 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 Bef 1496. Jane (daughter of John Spencer and Anne Empson) died 12 Feb 1525; was buried , Banbury, Oxfordshire, England. [Group Sheet]


  4. 13.  Jane Spencer (daughter of John Spencer and Anne Empson); died 12 Feb 1525; was buried , Banbury, Oxfordshire, England.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 12 Feb 1526

    Notes:

    She was William Cope's third wife.

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

  5. 14.  Edward Raleigh was born Abt 1470, of Farnborough, Warwickshire, England (son of Edward Raleigh and Margaret Verney); died Between 25 Aug 1507 and 1508.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: Aft 25 Aug 1508

    Edward married Anne Chamberlain Between 1496 and 1505. Anne (daughter of Richard Chamberlain and Sybil Fowler) died Aft 1529. [Group Sheet]


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