COPPYN, William (by 1509-58), of Canterbury, Kent.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Oct. 1553
Apr. 1554

Family and Education

b. by 1509. m. Anne, 1da.1

Offices Held

Common councilman, Canterbury by 1537, sheriff 1538-9, alderman 1539-d., mayor 1541-2, 1551-2, dep. mayor 1549-50; commr. benevolence 1544.2


William Coppyn, brewer, was admitted to the freedom of Canterbury by redemption in 1530. In 1539-40 the city chamberlains reimbursed him the expenses of soldiers going with him to the Downs; in 1542-3 he was paid for riding with soldiers to Dover and in the following year for going to London to the Council ‘for business of the city concerning victuals to be provided for the King’s army’; and in 1549-50 he was paid his expenses in going to Rochester for the business of moving soldiers from Canterbury to London. Evidently when the need arose the brewer turned his attention to military transport and victualling.