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John Sheriff of Northamptonshire Cope, MP

Birthplace: Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England
Death: Died in Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Ashby, Northamptonshire Co, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir William Cope, Cofferer and Jane Cope
Husband of Bridget Cope (Raleigh); Margery Mallory and Margaret Stafford
Father of Elizabeth Dryden (Cope); Erasmus Cope; George Cope, MP; Anthony Cope and Jean (Joan) Cope
Brother of Sir Anthony Cope, English author
Half brother of Stephen Cope of Denmede.; Henry Cope; Edwyn Cope; Alice Saunders, Lady Cooke; Laurence Saunders and 2 others

Occupation: Knight. Sheriff of Northamptonshire, Member of Parliament, Sheriff of Northhanptonshire
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About Sir John Cope, MP

  • Sir John Cope, Sheriff of Northampton1,2,3,4,5
  • M, #15510, b. circa 1504, d. 22 January 1558
  • Father Sir William Cope2,4 b. 1450, d. 7 Apr 1513
  • Mother Jane Spencer2,4 b. c 1462, d. 12 Feb 1526
  • Sir John Cope, Sheriff of Northampton was born circa 1504 at of Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England. He married Bridget Raleigh, daughter of Sir Edward Raleigh, Sheriff of Warwick & Leicester and Anne Chamberlayne, circa 1525 at of Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England; They had 3 sons (Erasmus, Esq; George, Esq; & Anthony, Esq.) and 2 daughters (Elizabeth, wife of John Dryden, Gent; & Joan, wife of Stephen Boyle, & of Ferdinand Freckleton).2,3,4 Sir John Cope, Sheriff of Northampton married Mary Mallory, daughter of Nicholas Mallory, circa 1540; They had no issue.2,4 Sir John Cope, Sheriff of Northampton married Margaret Tame, daughter of Sir Edmund Tame and Agnes Greville, before June 1542; They had no issue.2,4 Sir John Cope, Sheriff of Northampton left a will on 21 May 1557.4 He died on 22 January 1558.2,4
  • Family 1 Bridget Raleigh b. c 1506, d. b 1540
  • Children
    • Erasmus Cope b. c 1526
    • Elizabeth Cope+2,4,5 b. c 1529
    • George Cope b. c 1531
    • Anthony Cope, Esq.3 b. c 1533
    • Joan Cope2 b. c 1535
  • Family 2 Mary Mallory d. b Jun 1542
  • Family 3 Margaret Tame b. c 1510, d. a 22 Jan 1558
  • Citations
  • 1.[S4218] Unknown author, Magna Charta Sureties, 1215, by F. L. Weis, 4th Ed., p. 39.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 202.
  • 3.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 122.
  • 4.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. I, p. 434.
  • 5.[S16] Douglas Richardson, Magna Carta Ancestry, 2nd Edition, Vol. II, p. 228.
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  • Sir William COPE of Grimsby and Hanwell, Knight
  • Born: ABT 1450, Grimsbury, Northamptonshire, England
  • Died: 7 Apr 1513, London, Middlesex, England
  • Buried: Church of Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
  • Father: Alexander COPE
  • Mother: ¿?
  • Married 1: Agnes HARCOURT ABT 1470, Grimsburg, Northamptonshire, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Stephen COPE of Denmede (m. Anne Saunders)
  • Married 2: Jane SPENCER ABT 1495, Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England
  • Children:
    • 2. Anthony COPE (Sir Knight) (See his Biography)
    • 3. William COPE (Esq.) (d. AFT 1567)
    • 4. John COPE (Sir Knight) (d. 22 Jan 1559/9) (m.1 Bridget Raleigh - m.2 Mary Mallory - m.3 Margaret Tame)
  • Sir William was married twice; first to Agnes, daughter and coheiress of Sir Robert Harcourt, of Stanton Harcourt, knight banneret and knight [knighted May 26, 1465] of the bath, who was standard-bearer to Henry VII at the battle of Bosworth Field. By her he had a son, Stephen Harcourt of Denmede, Molyns, Hants, England; Sergeant of the Butlery; Gentleman of the Bedchamber; Sargeant of the poultry to Henry VIII and Edward VI; 1510 Envoy to the Duchess of Savoy; 1523 Envoy to the Emperor of Muscovy. Secondly, he was married to Jane, daughter of Sir John Spencer of Hodnell, and heiress to her brother Thomas. Jane Spencer became the mother of Anthony, William and John. Sir John Cope of Eydon and Heale, Northamptonshire, and of Knowle Hall, Warwickshire, was Sheriff of Northamptonshire, Member of Parliament. William Cope, Esq., never married, and was in 1516 Esquire of the Body to Henry VIII; and "Servitor" at the coronation of Queen Anne Boleyn.
  • Sources:
  • J.C. Biddle-Cope: The Copes of Wiltshire. from Memoirs of the Copes of Wiltshire by , M.A. Worchester College, Oxford [ca. 1882]
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  • Sir John Cope is the son of Sir William Cope and Jane Spencer.
  • Child of Sir John Cope and Bridget Raleigh
    • 1.Elizabeth Cope+2 b. c 1529, d. 30 Sep 1584
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1183. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
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  • COPE, John (by 1513-58), of Canons Ashby, Northants.
  • b. by 1513, 2nd s. of William Cope (d.1513) of Banbury, Oxon. by 2nd w. Joan, da. of John Spencer of Hodnell, Warws. m. (1) Bridget, da. of Edward Raleigh of Farnborough, Warws., 3s. inc. George† 2da.; (2) Mary, da. of Nicholas Mallory, wid, of one Cave, s.p.; (3) by June 1542, Margaret, da. and coh. of Sir Edward Tame, wid. of Humphrey Stafford. s.p. Kntd. May 1549/Mar. 1550.1
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Sir John Cope, MP's Timeline

Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England
August 2, 1529
Age 25
Canons Ashby Parish, Northamptonshire, England
Age 26
Farnborough, Warwick, England
Age 28
Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 30
Farnborough, Warwick, England
Age 33
Farnborough, Warwick, England
Age 41
Sheriff, Northamptonshire, England
Age 53
January 22, 1558
Age 54
Canons Ashby, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom