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