COPPYN (COPPING), George (by 1500-44/45), of Dunwich, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. by 1500. m. by 1521, Margaret, 3s. inc. Robert 3da.1

Offices Held

Bailiff, Dunwich 1536, 1537, 1540.2


George Coppyn was a Dunwich merchant. For the subsidy of 1524 he was assessed on goods worth £20 and at the time of his death owned six houses, land and a shop in Dunwich and land in the neighbouring parish of Westleton, together with half shares in four ships. He combined trade with a municipal career, and when returned to the Parliament of 1542 he had thrice been bailiff of the town. Nothing is known about his work in the House. By a will made on 5 Dec. 1544 and proved on 8 June 1545 he provided for his family and kinsfolk and left £10 towards the repair of the harbour at Dunwich. He named his wife and son George executors and Robert Browne I supervisor: the witnesses included Andrew Green.3

Ref Volumes: 1509-1558

Author: M. K. Dale


  • 1. Date of birth estimated from marriage. PCC 31 Pynnyng.
  • 2. T. Gardner, Dunwich, 82.
  • 3. Suff. Green Bks. x. 124; xii. 159. PCC 31 Pynnyng, 35 Langley; E179/181/270.