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William Cope

Male Abt 1440 - 1513  (~ 73 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  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.

    Family/Spouse: (Unknown second wife of William Cope). [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. Anthony Cope was born between 1486 and 1487; died on 5 Jan 1551.

    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]

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

Generation: 2

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


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  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. 5.  (Unknown daughter of William Gossage) (daughter of William Gossage).
    Children:
    1. 2. Alexander Cope was born in in of Bramshill, Hampshire, England.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  John Cope was born in in of Denshanger, Northamptonshire, England; died in Dec 1414.

    Notes:

    "First mentioned in Sept 1379, when he was granted royal letters of protection pending his departure for Ireland in the service of the King's justiciar. Bought Denshanger Manor in 1397. Sheriff of Northamptonshire, 1400-01; Knight of the Shire for Northampton, 1397, 1399, 1402, 1404 and 1406." [The Ancestry of Dorothea Poyntz, citation details below.]

    John married Joan Newenham before 1410. Joan died on 20 Sep 1434. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]


  2. 9.  Joan Newenham died on 20 Sep 1434.
    Children:
    1. 4. William Cope was born in in of Spratton, Northamptonshire, England; died after 1487.

  3. 10.  William Gossage was born in in of Spratton, Northamptonshire, England; died before 1488.
    Children:
    1. 5. (Unknown daughter of William Gossage)