'Cope03'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Cope of Brewerne, Cope of Canons Ashby, Cope of Eydon, Cope of Ranton Abbey

Sir John Cope of Canons Ashby & Eydon (d 22.01.1557-8)
m1. Bridget Raleigh (dau of Edward Raleigh of Farnborough)
1. Erasmus Cope of Canons Ashby a 1550, (dvp)
  m. Mary Heneage (du of John Heneage of Towse, m2. Sir Robert Lane of Horton, m3. Sir Thomas Andrew of Charwelton)
  A. Sir Edward Cope of Bury St. Edmunds & Canons Ashby (d 18.07.1620)
  m1. Elizabeth (Isabel) Yelverton (dau of Sir Christopher Yelverton of Easton Mauduit)
  i. Erasmus Cope of Canons Ashby (d 01.1648-9)
  MGH, used to review this family on 05.07.21, shows this Erasmus as brother rather than son of Sir Edward and shows both as having issue. Provisionally, we have left the following as reported by Baker. We may come back to this in due course.
  m. Anne Throckmorton (a 1601, dau of George Throckmorton of Fulbrock)
  a. Michael Cope of Canons Ashby (d 21.03.1661-2)
  b. Thomas Cope of Glemsford, Suffolk (d 10.1661)
  m. Katherine (a 01.1664-5)
  (1) Thomas Cope of London, last of Canons Ashby (a 01.1664-5)
  (2)+ other issue - John of London then Dublin (a 164), Michael of London (a 1664), Anne (a 10.1661)
  c. John Cope (a 10.1661)
d. Elizabeth Cope (a 10.1661)
  m. _ Methwould
  e. Mary Cope (a 10.1661)
  m. _ Broxholme
  m2. Mary Raleigh (sister of George Raleigh of Farnborough)
  m3. Catharine Aston (b c1566, d 15.01.1646, dau of Sir Edward Aston of Tixall, widow of Stephen Staney of London then Sir William Chetwynd of Ingestree)
2. George Cope of Eydon (d 23.06.1572)
  m. (24.11.1561) Dorothy Spencer (dau of Thomas Spencer, sister/coheir of William of Everdon & Badby, m2. Gabriel Pulteney of Misterton)
  A. John Cope (a 1608?, 3rd son?)
  i. John Cope (b 1600)
  a.+ issue - George (d unm 1652), John (b.d 1637), George (a 1658)
  B. Dorothy Cope (bur 11.04.1646)
  m. Stephen Kirton of Thorp Mandeville (d 07.04.1607)
  C.+ other issue - George (b 1585, d young), John (bpt 25.02.1563-4, bur 27.02.1563-4), Susan
3. Anthony Cope of Adston (dsp 1558)
  m. Eleanor (sb Elizabeth?) Stafford (a 1558, dau of Sir Humphrey Stafford of Blatherwick by Margaret Tame)
4. Elizabeth Cope (d 23.09.1584)
  m. John Dryden of Cannons Ashby
5. Joan Cope
  m. (after 1557) Stephen Boyle of Kentish Town
m2. (sp) Margaret or Mary Mallory (dau.coheir of Nicolas Mallory, widow of Clement Cave)
m3. (sp) Margaret Tame (a 1557, dau/coheir of Sir Edmond Tame of Runcorn, widow of Sir Humphrey Stafford of Blatherwick & Dodford)



Jonathan Cope of Ranton Abbey (b 1627, d 1670)
m. (1653) Anna Fermor (b 1628, d 1712, dau of Sir Hatton Fermor of Easton Neston)
1. Jonathan Cope of Ranton Abbey (b 1664, d 1694, 3rd son)
  m. (1688) Susan Fowler (b 1668. d 1697, dau of Sir Thomas Fowler or Fowle, m2. John S. Berkeley)
A. Sir Jonathan Cope, 1st Bart of Brewerne (b 1690, d 28.03.1765)
  m. (1717) Mary Jenkinson (bur 27.02.1755, dau of Sir Robert Jenkinson, Bart of Walcot)
  i. Jonathan Cope of Orton Longueville (b 1718, dvp 02.11.1763)
  m1. (14.09.1741) Arabella Howard (d 1746, dau of Henry Howard, 4th Earl of Carlisle)
a. Sir Charles Cope, 2nd Bart of Brewerne (d 14.06.1781)
  m. (1767) Catherine Bisshopp (dau of Sir Cecil Bisshopp, Bart, m2. Chrles, Earl of Liverpool)
  (1) Sir Charles Cope, 3rd Bart of Brewerne (b 1743, d unm 25.12.1781)
  (2) Arabella Diana Cope (b 1767/9, d 01.08.1825)
  m1. (04.01.1790) John Frederick Sackville, 3rd Duke of Dorset (b 25.03.1745, d 19.07.1799)
m2. (07.04.1801) Charles Whitworth, Earl Whitworth (b 29.05.1752, dsp 13.05.1825)
  (3) Catherine Anne Cope (b 1771, d 16.11.1832)
  m. (04.04.1791) Charles Gordon, Earl of Aboyne, Marquess of Huntly (b 28.06.1761, d 17.06.1853)
  b. Arabella Cope (d 1818)
  m. (1763) John Walker Heneage of Compton Basset
  m2. (26.01.1758) Jane or Renea Leighton (dau of Lt. Gen. Francis Leighton of Loton Park, relict of Shaw Cathcart)
  c. Sir Jonathan Cope, 4th Bart of Brewerne (d 30.12.1821)
m. (04.1778) Annabella Candler (dau of William Candler or Chandler of Callan)
  (1)+ issue (dvp unm) - Jonathan (d 10.03.1814, rector of North Wraxall), Charles (d 30.09.1795), Henry Thomas (d Seringapatam)
  d. Jenny Cope
  m. (1775) Charles Pigot (son of Robert of Chetwynd Park)
  e. Anne Cope
  m1. (1780) John Cowper
  m2. (1786) Wade Toby Caulfeild of the Queen's County (b 1732, d 08.1800)
m3. _ Bolleville of Normandy
  ii. Anne Cope (d 1775)
  m. (1736) Sir Thomas Whitmore of Apley (d 15.04.1773)
  iii. Henrietta Maria Cope
  m. (1754) Valentine Knightley Chetwode (d 30.05.1771)
  iv. Mary Cope (dsp 30.07.1765)
  m. Sir Robert Jenkinson, 5th Bart of Walcot (bpt 13.08.1720, dsp 08.08.1766)
  v. Susanna Cope (d 03.03.1790/1)
  m. (19.11.1751) William Chetwynd, 4th Viscount (b 15.11.1721, d 12.11.1791)
  B. William Cope (d unm)
  C. Anthony Cope (b 1693, dsp)
  m. (23.06.1737) Anne Dashwood (dau of Sir Robert Dashwood, Bart of Northbrook)
  D. Katherine Cope (d 08.1722) possibly of this generation
  m. Gabriel Wettenhall of Hankelow (d 08.1735)
2. Elizabeth Cope (b 1655, bur 24.05.1706) 
  m. (26.12.1691) John Gouldsmyth of Nantwich
3. Arabella Cope (b 1661, d 1727)
  m. (1696) Robert Slaney of Rudge
4. Catherine Cope ( (d 1722)
  m. (1700) Gabriel Wettenhall of Hankelow
5.+ other issue - Hatton (b 1654, d 1675), William (b 1656, d 1673), Charles (b 1668, d unm 1689), Anna (b 1657, d 1676), Mary (b 1659, d unm 1694), Honor (b 1665, d 1667)

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : 'The History and Antiquities of the County of Northampton' (George Baker, vol 2, 1841, 'Cope of Canons Ashby and Eydon', p13), MGH (NS3 vol 4 (1902), 'Pedigrees of the Family of Cope', p210+)
(2) For lower section (originally included within Cope01) : BEB1841 ('Cope of Brewerne'), MGH (NS3 vol 4 (1902), 'Pedigrees of the Family of Cope', p222+), TCB (vol 5, 'Cope of Brewerne', p19+)
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