|Relationship to me:||Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandmother||Gen -11|
|Father:||Sir Francis Fane||1579 - 1628|
|Mother:||Mary Mildmay||1583 - 1640|
|Married:||(1) Sir John Cope||???? - ????|
|(2) Colonel William Cope of Icomb||1612 - 1691|
|Children:||Elizabeth||1635 - 1731|
According to information passed on to me by Ian Caldwell, in Dec 2001: "Lady Elizabeth Fane (1610-1669), daughter of Sir Francis Fane and Mary Mildmay, married (1) Sir John Cope, third baronet, and after his death, (2) Colonel William Cope of Icomb. Her second husband obtained the Manor of Icomb, near Stow on the Wold, in 1654. A memorial plaque on the wall of the south transept of the parish church of St.Mary the Virgin at Icomb commemorates these two and at the bottom of the lengthy inscription are these words: "Lady Elizabeth deceased ye 10th day of October Anno Dom 1669. The sd. Will Cope dyed the 7th day of August 1691, who left 33 pounds per annum to poores uses in Icomb and Stow out of lands in his manor of Icomb, Anno Aetas Sue 79."
Colonel William Cope's father, Richard Cope, was married to Anne Walton, the sister of Sir William Walton of Wimbledon, a name that trips off the tongue. Colonel William's grandfather, Sir Anthony Cope of Hanwell (1548?-1614), was an MP and High Sheriff of Oxford and his portrait hangs at Knowle in Kent.