Elizabeth Geers (née Cope)
1635 - 1731

 Relationship to me: Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandmother Gen -10
 Born: 1635
 Died: April, 1731 1
 Age ??  
 Father:      Colonel William Cope of Icomb 1612- 1691
 Mother: Elizabeth Fane 1610 - 1669
 Brothers: None known of
 Sisters:   None known of
 Married: Thomas Geers 1643 - 1700
 Children: Elizabeth c1670 - ????

According to information passed on to me by Ian Caldwell, in Dec 2001: "Elizabeth Cope (b.1635), daughter of Colonel William Cope and Lady Elizabeth Fane, married Thomas Geers of Marsh, Shropshire and was his second wife. He was first married to Sarah Colles, daughter and co-heir of Timothy Colles of Hatfield.

Thomas Geers enriched his family by his marriages to heiresses. A Thomas Geers of Doctor¹s Commons, London, was great uncle to this Thomas, and had purchased the Manor of Bridge Colars in 1635, leaving it to his brother, Francis, who had purchased the adjoining estate of Garnons. Francis left Bridge Colars to his son, Thomas, (d.1675), whose son, this Thomas, was a Bencher of the Inner Temple, Deputy High Steward of Hereford and MP for Hereford in 1685. When called to the dignity of the coif he gave rings with the posy "Deus-Lex-Rex".


1. Parish Registers - Canon Frome, Herefordshire, 1680-1812:
"Mrs. Elizabeth Geers, Widow & Relict of Thomas Geers, Sergeant at Law, buried 05 April 1731."
[Canon Frome is a parish distant 7 miles N.W. of Ledbury, and 10 E.N.E. of Hereford, in Radlow hundred, Ledbury union.]

Last updated 2 Aug 2002