Jonathan Cope (MP for Stafford)

Jonathan Cope (1664–1694) was a British landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1690 to 1694

Cope was born on 9 July 1664, the third son of Jonathan Cope of Ranton Abbey and his wife Anne Farmer, daughter of Sir Halton Farmer of Easton Neston, Northamptonshire. He was the grandson of Sir William Cope, 2nd Baronet, of Hanwell, Oxfordshire. His father died in 1670 and in 1675 he succeeded to the family estates on the death of his brother. He matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford in 1681.[1] He married Susannah Fowle, daughter. of Sir Thomas Fowle by a settlement of 19 October 1688.[2]

Cope was High Sheriff of Staffordshire for the year 1685 to 1686. At the 1690 general election he was elected Member of Parliament for Stafford and held the seat until his death.[2]

Cope died on 14 September 1694, and was buried in Ellenhall church on 22 September. His eldest son John was created a baronet and inherited the Hanwell estates in 1721.[2]


  1. Foster, Joseph. "'Colericke-Coverley', in Alumni Oxonienses 1500-1714, ed. Joseph Foster (Oxford, 1891), pp. 304-337". British History Online. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  2. "COPE, Jonathan I (1664-94), of Ranton Abbey, Staffs". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Philip Foley
John Chetwynd
Member of Parliament for Stafford
With: John Chetwynd
Succeeded by
Thomas Foley
John Chetwynd
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