Lady Elizabeth Cope (née Fane)
1610 - 1669

 Relationship to me: Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Great Grandmother Gen -11
 Born: 1610
 Died: 1669
 Age 59  
 Father:      Sir Francis Fane 1579 - 1628
 Mother: Mary Mildmay 1583 - 1640
 Brothers: None known
 Sisters:   None known
 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.

Last updated: 3rd Aug 2002