COPE, Robert Camden (c.1771-1818), of Loughgall, co. Armagh.
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Family and Education
b.c. 1771, 1st s. of Arthur Cope of Loughgall by w. Ellen née Osborne, educ. Trinity Hall, Camb. 1788. m. 13 June 1811, Mary, da. of Samuel Elliot, gov. Antigua, 1s. suc. fa. 1791.
MP [I] 1799-1800.
Lt.-col. Armagh militia 1795.
Sheriff, Armagh Mar.-Sept. 1799.
Cope, after an unsuccessful first bid in 1795, was returned for his county on a vacancy in 1799. He supported the Union, though at first reckoned hostile. He was ‘a distant relative of the Achesons’, who already had a family Member for the county. At Westminster he made no mark, but was listed as a supporter of the ministry. He retired rather than face a contest in 1802. Cope died 5 Dec. 1818, aged 47.
PRO 30/9/13, pt. 2, Irish Members’ list 1801; M.I. St. Mary’s, Weymouth.