Hautenville Cope Papers
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:
- (T/1-9) Deeds of Duke of Marlborough Estates
- (F25-33) Marlborough papers
- (E1-20) Estate papers
- (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
Language of Materials
Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MSS. Dep. Deeds Hautenville Cope c. 1].
Full range of shelfmarks:
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).
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.
- Cope | Emma Elizabeth | b 1860 (Person)
- Cope | family (Family)
- Ford | family (Family)
- Goodenough | family (Family)
- Spencer-Churchill | family | Dukes of Marlborough | Blenheim (Family)
- Hautenville Cope Papers
- Collection Level Description by Emily Tarrant; EAD version 2023 by Miranda Scarlata
- EAD version 2023
- Language of description
- Script of description