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John Cope

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  • Name John Cope  [1
    Born of Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Jan 1558  [6, 7
    Alternate death 22 Jan 1558  [3, 5, 8
    Person ID I4132  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestors of JTS, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 7 May 2019 

    Father William Cope,   b. Abt 1440, of Banbury, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Apr 1513  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Jane Spencer,   d. 12 Feb 1525 
    Married Bef 1496  [5
    Family ID F1159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Bridget Raleigh,   d. Bef Jun 1542 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Cope,   d. Aft 15 Aug 1584
    +2. Joan Cope
     3. Anthony Cope,   b. of Adstone, Northamptonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 6 Jun 1558 and 20 Dec 1558
    Last Modified 17 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F2482  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Tame,   d. Aft Jan 1558 
    Married Aft 1548  [3
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F11592  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S418] The English Ancestry of Anne Marbury Hutchinson and Katherine Marbury Scott, by Meredith B. Colket. Philadelphia: Magee Press, 1936.

    2. [S1473] W. H. Welply, "Edmund Spenser: Being an account of some recent researches into his life and lineage, with some notice of his family and descendants." Notes and Queries ser. xiv. VI (1932), pp. 112-14, 128-32, 146-50, 165-69, 182-87, 202-06, 220-24, 239-42, 256-60.

    3. [S142] Royal Ancestry, by Douglas Richardson. Kimball G. Everingham, ed. 2013.

    4. [S1328] Memorials of the Danvers Family of Dauntsey and Culworth by F. N. Macnamara. London: Hardy & Page, 1895.

    5. [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.

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

    7. [S3213] John Higgins, 5 May 2019, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

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