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Jane Spencer

Also Known As: "Jane Cope", "Jane Saunders"
Birthplace: Southam, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, , England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir John Spencer, Lord of Wormleighton and Anne Empson
Wife of Sir William Cope, Sir, Cofferer to Henry VII and William Oxfordshire Saunders
Mother of Sir Anthony Cope; Alice Saunders, Lady Cooke and Richard Saunders
Sister of Sir Robert de Spencer, of South Mylles; Eliabeth Spencer and Anne Spencer

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About Jane Spencer

   He married secondly, by 1496,[2] Jane Spencer (d. 12 February 1526), sister of Thomas Spencer of Hodnell, Warwickshire, and daughter of John Spencer (died c.1496) of Hodnell by Anne Empson, sister of Sir Richard Empson. She was heir to her mother, Anne Empson. In 1506 William Cope sold his manors of Wormleighton and Fenny Compton to his wife's cousin, Sir John Spencer (d.1522), son of William Spencer of Snitterfield.[1][5][6][7][8][9] At the time of her marriage to William Cope, Jane Spencer was the widow of William Saunders (died c.1493), by whom she had four daughters, Anne, Isabel, Joyce and Alice.[10] Alice Saunders married John Cooke, esquire, of Gidea Hall, and was the mother of Sir Anthony Cooke (d. 11 June 1576) and Beatrix Cooke, who married Richard Ogle, esquire.[11] In her will dated 20 January 1526 Jane (née Spencer) left bequests to Sir Anthony Cooke and his sister Beatrix.[12]

By his second wife, Jane Spencer, William Cope had three sons:

   Anthony Cope, the subject of this biography.
   William Cope, who died unmarried.
   Sir John Cope (before 1513 – 22 January 1558) of Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, who married firstly Bridget Raleigh, daughter of Edward Raleigh, esquire, of Farnborough, Warwickshire, by whom he had three sons, Erasmus, George and Anthony, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Joan; secondly Mary Mallory, widow of Clement Cave and daughter and coheiress of Nicholas Mallory, by whom he had no issue; and thirdly, before June 1542, Margaret Tame, widow of Sir Humphrey Stafford, and daughter and coheir of Sir Edmund Tame of Fairford, Gloucestershire, by his first wife Agnes Greville, daughter of John Greville, esquire, by whom he had no issue.[
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Jane Spencer's Timeline

Southam, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Age 13
Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
Age 13
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, UK
Age 30
Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England
February 12, 1525
Age 60
Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, , England
February 1525
Age 60