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William Cope

Male Abt 1440 - 1513  (~ 73 years)


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  • Name William Cope 
    Born Abt 1440  of Banbury, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1450  of Banbury, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 7 Apr 1513  Hanwell Manor, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Buried Banbury, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Person ID I2034  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 

    Father Alexander Cope,   b. of Bramshill, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1021  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 (Unknown second wife of William Cope) 
    Children 
    +1. Anthony Cope,   b. Between 1486 and 1487,   d. 5 Jan 1551  (Age ~ 65 years)
    Last Modified 4 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F13034  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Jane Spencer,   b. Abt 1462,   d. 12 Feb 1526, Hanwell Manor, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married Bef 15 Sep 1496  [5, 14
    Children 
    +1. John Cope,   b. of Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1558
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2020 
    Family ID F1159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site., place only.

    2. [S142] Royal Ancestry by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, editor. 2013., place only.

    3. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing., date only.

    4. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition, by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013.

    5. [S4464] Clifford L. Stott, "Ancestry of Agnes Spencer, Wife of Thomas Higginson of Berkeswell, Warwickshire, Ancestor of Nine American Immigrants, Cousin to Diana, Princess of Wales, Sir Winston Churchill, President George Washington, and Others." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 174:199, Summer 2020.

    6. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition, by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013., date only.

    7. [S1517] The History of Banbury, Including Copious Historical and Antiquarian Notices of the Neighborhood by Alfred Beesley. London: Nicholas and Son, 1841., date only.

    8. [S1474] F. N. Craig, "Ralegh of Farnborough." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 145:3, January 1991., year only.

    9. [S1340] The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton by George Baker. London: J. B. Nichols and Son, 1822-30., date only.

    10. [S76] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing., year only.

    11. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site., year only.

    12. [S1517] The History of Banbury, Including Copious Historical and Antiquarian Notices of the Neighborhood by Alfred Beesley. London: Nicholas and Son, 1841.

    13. [S1340] The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton by George Baker. London: J. B. Nichols and Son, 1822-30.

    14. [S1526] The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, Wife of Reverend John Owsley, Generations 1-15, Fourth Preliminary Edition, by Ronny O. Bodine and Bro. Thomas Spalding, Jr. 2013., year only.