COPE, Sir Jonathan, 1st Bt. (?1691-1765), of Bruern Abbey, Oxon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1713 - 1722

Family and Education

b. ?1691, 1st s. of Jonathan Cope, M.P., of Ranton Abbey, Staffs. by Susan, da. and h. of Sir Thomas Fowler, goldsmith, of London. educ. Eton 1706; Ch. Ch. Oxf. 18 Feb. 1708, aged 16. m. c.1717, Mary, da. of Sir Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Bt., M.P., of Walcot, Oxon., 1s. d.v.p. 5da. suc. fa. 1694; cr. Bt. 1 Mar. 1714.

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Cope came of a younger branch of the Copes of Hanwell, near Banbury, where the family had a strong interest. Returned for Banbury he voted against the Government in all recorded divisions. His name was sent to the Pretender as a probable supporter in 1721,1 in which year he inherited Hanwell2 (see Cope, Sir John). He died 28 Mar. 1765.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Shirley Matthews


  • 1. Stuart mss 65/16.
  • 2. A. Beesley, Hist. Banbury, 508, 513.