|Relationship to me:||Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandfather||Gen -13|
|Father:||Edward Cope of Hanwell||c1520 - 1557|
|Brothers:||None known of|
|Sisters:||None known of|
|Married:||(1) Frances Lytton||???? -????|
|(2) Anne Paston||???? - ????|
|Children:||(1) Richard||???? - ????|
|(1) three other sons and three daughters|
According to information passed on to me by Ian Caldwell, Sir Anthony Cope of Hanwell was High Sheriff of Oxford 1581,1590 and 1603, and represented Banbury in seven parliaments (1571-83, 1586-1604), and Oxfordshire (1606-14). He was committed to the Tower of London (27th February -23rd March 1586-7) for presenting to the Speaker a puritan revision of the common prayer book and a bill abrogating existing ecclesiastical law. He was knighted by Queen Elizabeth 1 in 1590 and became a baronet on 29th June 1611. He twice entertained King James I at Hanwell (1606 and 1612).
Sir Anthony married (1) Frances Lytton, daughter of Rowland Lytton of Knebworth by whom he had four sons and three daughters and (2) Anne Paston who had been twice a widow.
He died July 1614 and was buried at Hanwell. He was described as "an unadulterated puritan".