Sir Richard de Copley of Batley

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Richard de Copley

Also Known As: "Richard Copley /(Knight)/"
Birthdate: (34)
Birthplace: Gatton (or Wighill, Yorkshire), Surrey, England
Death: September 28, 1434 (30-38)
Place of Burial: Church Of Fries Cormel, London, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John de Copley, Earl of Batley, Soliciter General of England and Lady Margaret Hutton, Countess of Batley
Husband of Elizabeth de Copley and Margaret Denton
Father of Sir Lionel Copley; Sir Roger Copley; Oliver Copley; Thomas Copley and William Copley
Half brother of Sir Richard of Batley

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About Sir Richard de Copley of Batley

  • 'Sir Richard Copley1
  • ' M, b. circa 1390, d. 16 July 1434
  • Father Richard Copley, Esq.
  • Mother Margaret Hutton
  • ' Sir Richard Copley was born circa 1390 at of Batley Hall, Yorkshire, England. He married Margaret Denton, daughter of Sir Richard Denton, circa 1410. Sir Richard Copley married Elizabeth Harrington, daughter of John Harrington, Esq. and Isabel Sewer, after 1430.2 Sir Richard Copley died on 16 July 1434; Will Proved.
  • 'Family 1 Margaret Denton d. a 1430
  • Children
    • ◦John Copley b. c 1412
    • ◦William Copley, Esq. b. c 1414
    • ◦Lionel Copley, Esq.+ b. 1421, d. c 1508
    • ◦Roger Copley, Esq.+ b. c 1430, d. b 1488
  • 'Family 2 Elizabeth Harrington b. c 1410
  • Children
    • ◦Thomas Copley b. c 1427
    • ◦Oliver Copley b. c 1429
    • ◦Percival Copley b. c 1431
    • ◦Jonathan Copley b. c 1433
  • Citations
  • 1.[S4123] Unknown author, Lineage and Ancestry of HRH Prince Charles by Paget, Vol. II, p. 442; Pedigree of Copley, Foster's Pedigrees, Vol. I, part 1.
  • 2.[S5] Douglas Richardson, Plantagenet Ancestry, p. 760.
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  • 'A Selection of Wills fromt the Registry at York Vol. LIII.
    • [Reg. arch. Rotherham, 341 a, etc.]
  • March 15, 1489-90. Willelmus Copeley.* Sep. honeste sine pompa mundana, in eccl. qua me mori contigerit, si non abiero in London. Si in London abiero, tunc lego corpus meum sep. in navi eccl. Fratrum Carmelitarum in Fletestrete, juxta
  • * The testator was the son and heir of 'Sir Richard Copley, of Batley, by his second wife Elizabeth Harrington'. He was a lawyer, and made a large fortune. His will is valuable in many respects. He was twice married, according to Mr Hunter : 1. to Margaret, daughter and co-heir of John Saint Loe, of Gunnersby co. Lincoln. (I question this marriage, as it is not mentioned by the testator when he mentions the other.) 2. to Margaret, daughter of Sir William Ryther of Ryther; but it does not appear that he left children by either. His wealth was dispersed among his relatives and friends. ....
  • ' * Sir Richard Copley of Batley. On July 16, 1434, he made his will in London, styling himself as of the county of York. To be buried in the conventual church of the Carmelites in London. The feoffees of my lands, &c., co. York, Brian de Beeston, John Denton, and John Rysshworth, esqs. Elizabeth my wife to be guardian of my children. If she marry, my feoffees to be guardians, except in the case of my heir, whom John Leventhorpe, sen. esq. is to see to. Residue to my wife; she, and Richard Tyngill, chaplain, executors, and John Leventhorp, sen. esq., William Leventhorpe of Leventhorpe, and Brian Thornhill, supervisors. [Pr. Sept. 28, and adm. to exrs.] (Reg. Test. Ebor. iii. 396 b.)
  • ' Sir Richard was twice married. By his first wife Margaret, daughter of Sir Richard Denton, he had Lionel Copley, esq. of Batley. By his second, Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of John Harrington, esq. of Doncaster, he had the testator and other children. The testator was the heir to his mother's estates. (South Yorkshire, i. 51.)
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Sir Richard COPLEY48 was born about 1410 in Of Gatton, Surrey, England. He died before 28 Sep 1434. He was buried in Church Of Fries Cormel, London. He has Ancestral File Number 84XF-68. Parents: John COPLEY and Margaret HUTTON.

Spouse: Margaret DENTON. Sir Richard COPLEY and Margaret DENTON were married about 1419. Children were: Lionel COPLEY.

Spouse: Elizabeth HARRINGTON. Sir Richard COPLEY and Elizabeth HARRINGTON were married about 1435 in Of Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. Children were: Roger COPLEY Sir, Thomas COPLEY, William COPLEY, Oliver COPLEY.

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Sir Richard de Copley of Batley's Timeline

Gatton (or Wighill, Yorkshire), Surrey, England
Age 10
Batley, York, England
Age 24
<Of Doncaster, Yorkshire, England>
Age 28
<Of Doncaster, Yorkshire, England>
Age 28
Of Doncaster, Yorkshire, England
Age 30
Rougham, Sussex, England
September 28, 1434
Age 34
August 24, 1955
Age 34
October 29, 1955
Age 34