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Hautenville Cope Papers


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Deeds and papers of the late Mrs John Hautenville Cope. This is an artificial collection and there is no apparent connection between many of the documents. There are, however, three main groupings: (i) deeds and family papers of the Ford and Goodenough families; (ii) papers relating to the Cope family, of whom J.H. Cope married Emma Elizabeth Thoyts whose mother was Anne eldest daughter of Sir Richard Puleston 2nd Bart., of Emral (co. Flint); and (iii) title deeds, etc., relating to the estates of the Duke of Marlborough. The presence of this last group of papers is difficult to explain but it may be noted that a Miss Cope received a legacy of £50 from Susan Dowager Duchess of Marlborough, who died in 1841. Overall this archive comprises:

  1. (T/1-9) Deeds of Duke of Marlborough Estates
  2. (F25-33) Marlborough papers
  3. (E1-20) Estate papers
  4. (L1) Legal papers.

The list above uses the Berks Record Office reference as it appears on the documents and also on the summary catalogue at Reading.


  • Creation: 1790-1866


4 boxes

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Dep. Deeds Hautenville Cope c. 1].

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MSS. Dep. Deeds Hautenville Cope c. 1-4

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 12390

Biographical / Historical

J.H. Cope was married to Emma Elizabeth Thoyts, whose mother was Anne, eldest daughter of Sir Richard Puleston 2nd bart., of Emral (co. Flint).

Custodial History

The papers were presented to the Berkshire Record Office in 1949.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The papers were transferred to the Library in 1950 with the consent of Mr. Eagar.

Hautenville Cope Papers
Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2023 by Miranda Scarlata
EAD version 2023
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Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom