'Coplestone02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Copleston of Bowden, Copleston of Instow, Copleston of Nash, Coplestone of Ottery St. Mary, Copleston of Wear Gifford, Coplestone of Woodland

Richard Coplestone of Woodland, Devon
m1. Alice Kelly (dau/heir of Henry Kelly, relict of Richard Weekes of Honychurch)
1. Isote Coplestone
m. Richard Wood
  Shown in Visitation (London, 1568, 'Haydon') as parents of ...
  A. Christopher Wood
  m. Catherine Wyndham (dau of Sir John Wyndham)
2. Joan Coplestone
  m1. Christopher Cooke
m2. (c04.1596) Richard Sherman
m2. Thomazine Floyer (dau of John Floyer, widow of Thomas Stowell of Somerset)
3. Richard Coplestone of Woodland (b c1560, d 1617, 2nd son)
  m. (09.02.1590-1) Eleanor Bellew (dau of Richard Bellew of Ash Rogus, m2. Humphry Prowse of Chagford)
  A. Richard Coplestone of Woodland
  m. (16.06.1624) Gertrude Sherman (dau of John Sherman of Knightstone)
  i. Joseph Coplestone of Woodland (bur 25.11.1691)
  m. Mary Duck (bur 25.11.1703, dau of Richard Duck of Mount Radford)
  a. Joseph Coplestone of Woodland & Knightstone (bur 17.02.1745)
  m1. Elizabeth Moore of Langtree
  (1) Richard Coplestone of Knightstone (bpt 18.05.170*)
  m. Ann Walters
  (A) Richard Coplestone
  m. Elizabeth Abbott of Sidbury
  (i) Elizabeth Coplestone
  m. Thomas Carter
  (2) Mary Coplestone
  (3) Prudence Coplestone (bpt 26.12.17070
  m. _ Marker
  (4) Bridget Coplestone
  m. Samuel Bidgood
  m2. (08.04.1713) Grace Welsh (bur 05.05.1770, dau of Anthony Welsh of Cross in Little Torrington)
  (5) Joseph Coplestone of Woodland (bpt 22.01.1717-8, bur 15.03.1759)
  m1. (1746) Mary Cally of Cotleigh (bur 13.02.1756)
  (A) Sherman Coplestone (bpt 1752, youngest son?)
  m. Elizabeth (bur 1807)
  (B)+ other issue - John (d infant), Joseph (d infant), Joseph (bpt 1748, bur 1756), Anne (bur 27.07.1755)
  m2. (1759) Joanna Passmore (bur 13.11.1779)
  (6) Sherman Coplestone of Ottery St. Mary (bpt 06.02.1722-3, a 1748, surgeon)
  m. _ Harris of Tallaton
  (7) Anthony Coplestone of Ottery St. Mary (bpt 02.05.1725, bur 01.01.1784)
  m1. Mary Wills (d 22.02.1754, dau/heir of James Wills of Ottery St. Mary by Joanna, dau of Walter Pulman)
  (A) James Coplestone (bpt 08.03.1754, bur 25.03.1770)
  (B) Mary Coplestone (bpt 19.08.1752, d 13.10.1835)
  m. (27.01.1780) Thomas Tolby of Great Torrington (d 16.09.1824)
  m2. Betty Salter (bur 14.05.1794)
  (C)+ other issue - Elizabeth (bpt 02.04.1766), Ann (bpt 28.12.1772, bur 16.09.1792)
  (8) Henry Coplestone
  m. (1754) Mary Salter
  (A)+ issue - John, Joseph, Grace, Anne, Elizabeth
  (9) John Coplestone, Mayor of Great Torrington (bpt 01.03.1726-7, d 02.07.1801)
  m. Mary Hall (d 1803, dau of Rev. J. Hall of Salcombe)
  (A) Richard Coplestone (bpt 1745)
  (B) Honoria Birkenshaw Coplestone (bpt 07.03.1758)
  m. Richard Lewis Hole of Great Torrington
(10) Edmund Coplestone (bur 06.10.1776)
  (A)+ issue - William, Anne, Betty, Betty
  b. Richard Coplestone (bpt 13.01.1664, dsp bur 14.08.1713)
  m. (12.09.1706) Elizabeth Goodall (bur 07.09.1714)
  c.+ other issue - Gideon (bpt 09.09.1669, bur 1741), Bridget (bpt 29.08.1673), Mary (bpt 05.04.1677)
  ii. Mary Coplestone
  m. Thomas Hutton of St. Kew
  iii.+ other issue - Richard, Thomas (bur 28.05.1674)
  B. Henry Coplestone (5th son)
  m. _ Cooke
  C. Eulalia Coplestone (d 1643) probably of this generation
  m. (1630) William Mallet of Ash (b 23.12.1601, bur 1662)
  D.+ other issue - Thomas, Dudley, Tristram, Francis, Margaret (bpt 14.02.1592-3, bur 15.09.1593)
4.+ other issue - Thomas (dvpsp), John, Catherine, Elizabeth



Nicholas Coplestone of Shepton Gorges, Dorset
m. Agnes Gray (dau of William Gray of Tiverton)
1. John Coplestone of Nash, Dorset
  m. Margerie Gaunte (dau/coheir of John Gaunte of Nash)
  A. John Coplestone of Nash (d c05.1601)
  m. Ursula Farwell (dau of John Farwell of Holbrook)
  i. (Sir) John Coplestone of Upton Pyne & Nash (d before 10.02.1650-1)
  m. (c09.1621) Grace Coplestone (dau of Anthony Coplestone of Pines) @@ below
  a. John Coplestone (a 1648)
  m. (28.10.1644) Mercy Hole
  (1) Desborough Coplestone (a 1675)
  b.+ other issue (a 1648) - Larder, George, GRace, (b 1622-3), Jane, Honor, Ursula
  ii. George Coplestone
  iii. Mary Coplestone
  m. John Horton of Wolston
  B.+ other issue - Nicholas (d before 19.03.1606-7, parson of Lustleigh), Petronell, Lora
2. Robert Coplestone
3. Wilmott Coplestone
  m. _ Rous of Cornwall
4. Katherine Coplestone
  m. John Nichols of Cornwall



Edward Copleston of Instow, Devon
m. Marye Burnbye (dau of Thomas Burnbye of Burnbye)
1. Thomas Copleston of Fullinscott in Instow (d 12.02.1569)
  m. Joane Burgoine (dau of William Burgoine of Zeale)
A. Humphrie Copleston of Instow (b c1539, a 1566)
  m. Mary Dodington (dau of John Dodington of Dodington)
  i. Humphrie Copleston of Instow (a 1620)
  m. (27.11.1596) Joane Pine (dau of Phillip Pine of Estdowne)
  a. Elizabeth Copleston (a 1620, 1662)
  m. _ Best
  b. Agnes Copleston (a 1620, 1662)
m. William Harris
  c. Urith Copleston
  m. (02.02.1640-1) Samuel Ware Clarke
  d.+ other issue (a 1620) - Julius of Eastdowne (b c1606, d before 19.06.1662), Humphrie, Mary, Jane. Emilia, Dorothie, Lois, Herise
  ii. Elizabeth Copleston probably the Elizabeth who married ...
m. (14.09.1578) William Venner of Chittlehampton
  iii. Jane Copleston
  m1. George Beare
  m2. Emanuel Gifford of Tapley
  iv. Urith Copleston
  m. (26.05.1596) Giles Ball of Mamhead
  v.+ other issue - Susanna, Mary
  B. Anthony Copleston of Weeke or Wyke, Devon (a 1566)
The following comes from Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Copleston of Wear Gifford).
  m. Mary Parker (dau of John Parker of Northmolton)
  i. Anthony Copleston 'of Wear Gifford' of Upton Pine (a 1620)
  m. Margaret Larder (dau/heir of Humphrie Larder of Upton Pine)
  a. Thomas Copleston (b c1598, d before 25.11.1648) had issue
  m. (c09.1622) Elizabeth Acland (dau of Hugh Acland of Acland)
  b. Marie Copleston
  m. John Molton of Collampton
  c. Ursula Copleston
  m. (c11.1637) John Michell of Pulham
  d. Grace Copleston
  m. (c09.1621) John Copleston of Nash & Upton Pyne @@ above
  e.+ other issue (a 1620) - Margaret, Honor, Ursula, Sara, Grace, Jone
  ii. Humphry Copleston of Wear Gifford, Devon (a 1645)
m. Mary Woollacomb (dau of John Woollacomb)
  a.+ issue - Humphrey (b c1615), John, Mary (a 1620) , Elizabeth (a 1645)
  iii. Jerome Copleston (bur 13.6.1634, youngest son?)
  m. Mary Cole
  a. Anthony Copleston
  iv. Henry Copleston (dsp)
  m. Susan Skinner (dau of John Skinner of Cowley)
  v. Philippa Copleston
  m. Nicholas Vavasour of Waltham
  vi. Margaret Copleston
  m. John Speccott
  vii. Mary Copleston
  m. Thomas Chappel of Broad Clist
  viii.+ other issue - John of Wear Gifford (d before 21.12.1644), Charity
  C. Margery Coplestone (a 1568)
  D. Mary Coplestone (a 1566)
  m. John Beauple (a 1566)
  E. Jane Coplestone (a 1566)
  m. Thomas Gawen



Walter Copleston of Yealmpton (Yalhampton)
m. Elizabeth Stone (dau/heir of Thomas Stone son of John by Margaret, dau/heir of Stephen Lawteram alias Lawterhome by Matilda, dau of Richard Colland son of Robert by Joan, dau/heir of John de Bowden)
1. Thomas Copleston of Bowden in Yanton in Branton
  m. Katherine Vowell (dau of William Vowell (Fowell) of Vowellscombe)
  A. John Copleston of Bowden
m. Isabel Fortescue (dau of Henry Fortescue)
  i. Henry Copleston of Bowden
  m. _ Were (dau of Humphry Were)
  a. Arthur Copleston of Bowden
  m. (12.06.1598) Margaret Crymes (dau of William Crymes, m2. Oliver Whiddon)
  (1) Henry Copleston of Bowden
  m1. Mary
(A) Humphry Copleston of Newton Ferrers (bpt 23.10.1628, d before 29.06.1671)
  m. (01.05.1660) Johan Harris (a 1671)
  (i)+ issue - William (bpt 25.06.1666, dsp), Henry (bpt 31.03.1669, dsp), Mary
  (B)+ other issue - John (bpt 13.6.1630, d unm before 19.09.1667), Margaret (bpt 09.06.1624)
  m2. (c01.1633-4) Katherine Christian of Plymoiuth
(D) Katherine Copleston (bpt 14.01.1634-5)
  (2) Arthur Copleston of Bowden (d before 21.07.1681)
  m. (09.04.1642) Elizabeth Davie (dau of Sir John Davie, Bart)
  (A) John Copleston of Bowden (bpt 01.03.1642-3, a 1681)
  m. (c06.1670) ?? (not Mary??) Reynell (bur 01.01.1720-1, dau of ?? Reynell of West Ogwell)
  (i) Thomas Bowden (bpt 25.05.1688, 2nd son) possibly the Thomas of Bowden who was father of ...
  (a) Tryphena Coplestone (bur 30.11.1730)
  m. (24.02.1716-7) Samuel Wise of Plymouth (d 28.04.1730)
  (ii) Elizabeth Copleston (bpt 22.11.1673, bur 25.02.1739-40)
  m. (05.02.1694-5) Thomas Prideaux of East Alllington (b 27.12.1666, bur 19.11.1736)
  (iii) Gertrude Copleston (bpt 01.03.1677-8)
  m. (1698) John Hurle
  (iv)+ other issue - John (a 1681), Rebecca (bpt 14.01.1680-1), Mary (bpt 02.10.1684)
  (B) Arthur Copleston (bpt 28.03.1645)
m. Christian
  (i) Arthur Copleston (bpt 28.02.1682-3, bur 22.08.1715)
  (C)+ other issue - Humphry (bpt 20.09.1650), Mary (bpt 25.05.1648), Julian (d unm before 03.02.1680-1)
  (3) Elizabeth Copleston
  m. (01.01.1647-8) Walter Steart
  (4) Margaret Copleston
  m. (18.05.1653) Roger Peach
(5) Mary Copleston (a 1651)
  b. Henry Copleston (vicar of Yealmpton) had issue
  m. (c03.1615) Mary Weare (dau of Henry Weare of Halberton)
  c. Anne Copleston
  In his pedigree on this family, Vivian shows Anne as married to James Lowman. In his pedigree on the Pomeroy famiy, Vivian shows that she first married ...
  m1. Richard Pomeroy of Ingsdon (bur 31.08.1616)
  m2. James Lowman 'of Whitstone'
  d. Elizabeth Copleston
  ii.+ other issue (a 1620) - John, William, Catherine, Elizabeth, Joane, Mary
  B. Thomas Copleston
  m. Alice
  i.+ issue (d(vp?)sp) - William, John (d 16.09.1648)
  C. Elizabeth Copleston
  m. John Prideaux of Orcharton
  D. Anne Copleston
  m. Nicholas Spencer of London

Main source(s):
(1) For first section : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Coplestone of Woodland)
(2) For second section : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Coplestone of Upton Pyne)
(3) For third section : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Copleston of Instow) with input as reported above
(4) For fourth section : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, Copleston of Bowden)
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